Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering (GATE) is an examination conducted jointly by the Indian Institute of Science (IISc), Bangalore and the seven Indian Institutes of Technology (at Bombay, Delhi, Guwahati, Kanpur, Kharagpur, Madras and Roorkee) on behalf of the National Coordination Board (NCB)-GATE, Department of Higher Education, Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD), Government of India.
Qualifying in GATE is a mandatory requirement for seeking admission and/or financial assistance to:
(i) Master’s programs and direct Doctoral programs in Engineering/Technology/Architecture and
(ii) Doctoral programs in relevant branches of Science, in the institutions supported by the MHRD and other Government agencies. Even in some colleges and institutions, which admit students without MHRD scholarship/assistantship, the GATE qualification is mandatory. Further, many Public Sector Undertakings (PSUs) have been using the GATE score in their recruitment process.
The information in this brochure is mainly categorized into Pre-Examination (Eligibility, Application Submission, Examination Centres, etc.), Examination (Pattern, Marks/Score, etc.) and Post-Examination (Answers, Contests, Results, Scorecard, etc.) sections.
Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering (GATE) is basically an examination on the comprehensive understanding of the candidates in various undergraduate subjects in Engineering/Technology/ Architecture and post-graduate level subjects in Science. GATE 2020 will be conducted for 25 subjects (also referred to as “papers”) and it would be distributed over 1st, 2nd, 8th & 9th of February 2020.
The GATE examination centers are spread in different cities across India, as well as, in six cities outside India. The examination would be purely a Computer Based Test (CBT).
The GATE score would reflect the relative performance level of the candidate in a particular subject, which is quantified based on the several years of examination data. Note that the GATE 2020 score is valid for THREE YEARS from the date of announcement of the results.
|GATE Online Application Processing System|
(GOAPS) Website Opens
|Tuesday||3rd September 2019|
|Closing Date for Submission of (Online)|
Application (through Website)
|Tuesday||24th September 2019 (Old Date)|
28th September 2019 (New Date) *Due to
|Extended Closing Date for Submission of|
(Online) Application (through Website)
|Tuesday||1st October 2019|
|Last Date for Requesting Change of Examination|
City (an additional fee will be applicable)
|Friday||15th November 2019|
|Admit Card will be available in the Online|
Application Portal (for printing)
|Friday||3rd January 2020|
|GATE 2020 Examination|
Forenoon: 9:30 AM to 12:30 PM (Tentative)
Afternoon: 2:30 PM to 5:30 PM (Tentative)
|1st February 2020|
2nd February 2020
8th February 2020
9th February 2020
|Announcement of the Results in the Online|
|Monday||16th March 2020|
|Information Broucher||Click Here for GATE-2020 Information Broucher|
|GATE International||Click Here for GATE-2020 International Information|
|Eligibility Criteria for GATE 2020 (No age limit)||Click Here for GATE-2020 Eligibility Criteria for GATE 2020|
|Syllabi||Click Here for GATE-2020 International Information|
|Important Documents Required||Click Here for GATE-2020 Important Documents|
|List of Examination Cities||Click Here for GATE-2020 List of Examination Cities|
|GATE-2019 Question Paper with Answer Key||Click Here for GATE-2019 Question Paper with Answer Key|
|GATE-2018 Question Paper with Answer Key||Click Here for GATE-2018 Question Paper with Answer Key|
|GATE-2017 Question Paper with Answer Key||Click Here for GATE-2017 Question Paper with Answer Key|