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GATE 2020 complete infoGATE 2020 (Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering) is a very prestigious national level qualifying exam conducted for the admissions to different PG programmes such as M.E, M.Tech, and Direct Ph.D. etc. in highly reputed institutes in India like IITs, IISERs, and IISCs etc.  GATE exam is conducted by different zonal IITs on a rotational basis. In addition to granting admissions to highly rated institutes, GATE scores are also considered as one of the recruitment criteria for various technical jobs in government and private organizations. The official notification for GATE 2020 exam has been released now; Aspiring candidates can get all the necessary details through this article.

Latest Update: GATE 2020 answer key is now released. Candidates are welcome to put their objections in between 19th Feb to 21st Feb 2020.

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The official schedule for GATE 2020 exam is now released. IIT Delhi is going to conduct GATE in 2020. The application form will be available from 3rd September 2019. 

GATE 2020 Exam Schedule (Released)

Important Events Schedule
Availability of application form 2nd September 2019 (Monday)
Last date to submit the application form 28th September 2019
Extended Closing Date for the submission of online application 1st October 2019 (Tuesday)
Availability of Admit Card 3rd January 2020 (Friday)
Date of Examination 1st February 2020 (Saturday)

2nd February 2020 (Sunday)

8th February 2020 (Saturday)

9th February 2020 (Sunday)

Declaration of Result 16th March 2020 (Monday)

GATE 2020 Eligibility Criteria

Crucial details about GATE eligibility criteria is as follows:

Age Limit: There is no age limit for taking the GATE exam.

Educational Qualification:

Read out here about educational requirements for appearing in GATE examination:

Qualifying Exam Eligibility Criteria Desired candidates Passing Year
B.Tech Bachelor’s degree in Engineering/Tech. Candidates in the final year or already passed 2020
B.Arch Bachelor’s degree in Architecture or B.Sc after diploma in architecture Candidates in the final year or already passed 2020
B.Sc (Research) 4 years B.Sc after 12th or B.Sc degree after diploma Candidates in the final year or already passed 2020
MA/MCA/M.Sc. Master’s degree in relevant subject Candidates in the final year or already passed 2020
Integrated ME/M.Tech (Post B.SC) 4 years B.SC integrated programme Candidate in 2nd/3rd /4th year or already passed 2022
Integrated ME/M.Tech (after 10+2) 5 Year Integrated degree in Engineering/Technology Candidates in 4th/ 5th year or already passed 2021
Professional Society Exam* Professional Society Exam recognized by UPSC/AICTE/MHRD Completed Section A in such professional course NA

*Here are some professional societies/institutions that conduct exam in several fields of engineering:

  • The Institution of Civil Engineers (ICE)
  • The Institution of Engineers (India) (IE)
  • The Institution of Electronics and Telecommunication Engineers (IETE)
  • The Indian Institute of Chemical Engineers, including Polymer and Environmental Group (IIChemE)
  • The Aeronautical Society of India (AeSI)
  • The Indian Institute of Industrial Engineers (IIE)
  • The Indian Institute of Metals (IIM)

However, students who have acquired certification from any of these professional societies they need to ensure that the examinations organized by the societies should have approval from MHRD/AICTE as equivalent to B.E/B.Tech/B.Arch subject to public notice.

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GATE 2020 Application Form

We have elaborated the GATE application process in detail. Students are suggested to go through the process as given below.

Documents/Data Required for Filling Up GATE Application 

  • Personal information such as name, personal mobile number, date of birth, parents name, parents mobile number, etc. Please make a note that the name of candidate mentioned in application form should be similar to the qualifying degree certificate or the certificate provided by the Head of Department/Institute. It is not required to use Mr/Shri/Dr/Mrs/Smt, etc before the name.
  • Communication address
  • Eligibility degree details
  • GATE paper (subject)
  • College name including address with PIN code
  • Choice of examination cities
  • Photograph of candidates with size between 5KB and 200KB
  • Signature of candidate with size between 5KB and 200KB
  • Eligibility certificate in PDF format (Provisional certificate or degree certificate or certificate obtained from the Head of the Department) with size between 10KB and 500KB
  • SC/ST certificate in PDF format (if applicable). The file size should be in between 10KB and 300KB
  • PwD certificate in PDF format (if applicable). The file size should be in between 10 KB and 300KB
  • Dyslexic certificate in PDF format (if applicable). The file size should be in between 10KB and 300KB
  • A valid Identity proof (the same needs to brought in the examination hall). List of valid documents include Passport/ Voter ID/ PAN card/ Aadhaar-UID/ Employee ID/ College ID/ Driving License.
  • Credit card/debit card/net banking detailed for payment of fee

Quick Notes:

  • The application form will be available only in online mode through the official website.
  • It is notified that the application form will be released on 2nd September 2019.
  • Candidates have to upload the scanned copy of all the relevant documents.
  • While registering for GATE 2020, candidates will be allowed to select three exam cities as the examination center.
  • There will no requirement of sending hard copy of application form to the authorities.
  • The candidates may request for change in examination city by 15th November 2019 by paying an additional fee.

Application Process

Please make a note that the application form would not be available for sale or otherwise anywhere. The application form would be accessible online on the official website of GOAPS i.e. https://appsgate.iitm.ac.in/. Please make a payment of the required application fee. For GATE 2020, all related information shall be uploaded at the GOAPS website.

During online application, candidates have to upload the signature, photograph, qualifying degree certificate, Dyslexic certificate and/or category certificate (SC/ST/PwD). They also need to provide an identity number of one of the following documents such as PAN Card, passport number, Voter ID, College ID, Aadhaar UID, Employee ID, and Driving License. If you do not hold any of these ID proofs then please get the one prior to making an application.

Application Fee

Have a look at the application fee for GATE examination 2020:

For test centre in India On or before the deadline During the extended period
Female students Rs.750/- Rs.1250/-
SC/ST/PwD category Rs.750/- Rs.1250/-
All other category Rs.1500/- Rs.2000/-
For test centre outside India On or before the deadline During the extended period
Colombo, Addis Ababa, Dhaka and Kathmandu US $50 US $70
Dubai and Singapore US $100 US $120

GATE 2020 Exam Pattern

The exam pattern for GATE 2020 exam is given in the table below:

Mode of Exam The exam will be conducted in online mode.
Subjects The exam will be conducted for 24 different subjects.
Type of Questions Only MCQ and Numerical type of questions will be asked.
Duration of Exam The duration of the exam will be three hours.
Number of Questions to be asked Total 65 Questions will be asked in the exam
Sections common to All GATE Papers The section of General Aptitude is common in GATE paper
Maximum Marks 100
Negative Marking 1/3rd of a mark will be deducted for every incorrect answer. However, 2/3rd of a mark will be deducted in case of question carrying 2 Marks

Section wise Marks and Questions Distribution:

Sections No. Of Questions and Marks Total no. of Questions Total Marks
General Aptitude (GA) 5 Questions:- 1 Mark

5 Questions:- 2 Marks

10 15
Question Papers other than GG, XE and XL 25 Questions:- 1 Mark

30 Questions:- 2 Marks

55 85
Question Paper GG (Geology and Geophysics) Part A (Compulsory)

25 Question – 1 Mark

Part B

Have to attempt only 1 part, 30 Question – 2 Marks

55 85
XE Paper (Engineering Sciences) Part A (Compulsory)

Engineering Mathematics

7 Questions:- 1 Mark

4 Questions:- 2 Marks

Part A to H (Any two)

10 Questions:- 1 Mark

10 Questions:- 2 Marks

55 85
XL Paper Part P (Compulsory)

Chemistry

7 Questions:- 1 Mark

4 Questions:- 2 Marks

Part Q to U (Any Two)

10 Questions:- 1 Mark

10 Questions:- 2 Marks

55 85

Post Exam Related Details

  • Once the exam process is over, candidates’ responses would be uploaded at GOAPS in downloaded format.
  • Answer keys for different GATE papers would be displayed at its official website.
  • Candidates can contests on the answer key for a specific period of time.
  • Once the evaluation process is finished the final result would be published at its official website.
  • GATE scorecard would be available at the official website of GOAPS.

GATE 2020 Syllabus

As we know GATE 2020 will be organized for 23 different subjects, the syllabus will be published by authorities for each subject separately.

The list of 23 Subjects are as follows:

General Aptitude (GA): Numerical Ability & Verbal Ability.

Architecture and Planning (AR): Construction and Management, Building and Structure, Architecture and Design etc.

Agricultural Engineering (AG):  Farm Power, Soil and Water Conservation Engineering, Engineering Mathematics, Farm Machinery, Irrigation and Drainage engineering, etc

Aerospace Engineering (AE): Space Dynamics, Aerodynamics, Structures, Propulsion, Engineering Mathematics, Flight Mechanics.

Chemistry (CY): Physical, Inorganic & Organic Chemistry

Computer Science and Information Technology (CS): Digital Logic, Computer Organization and Architecture, Engineering Mathematics and Data Structures, etc

Chemical Engineering (CH): Process Calculations and Thermodynamics, Engineering Mathematics and Mechanical Operations etc.

Civil Engineering (CE): Structural Engineering, Engineering Mathematics, Geotechnical Engineering etc.

Biotechnology (BT): General Biotechnology, Recombinant DNA Technology Etc.

Ecology and Evolution (EY): Mathematics and Quantitative Ecology, Ecology etc.

Electrical Engineering (EE): Electric Circuits, Electromagnetic Fields, Electrical Machine, Engineering Mathematics etc.

Electronics and Communication Engineering (EC): Networks, Signals and Systems, Analog Circuit, Engineering Mathematics etc.

Instrumentation Engineering (IN): Electrical Circuits, Engineering Mathematics, Control Systems etc.

Geology and Geophysics (GG): Weathering and soil formation etc.

Metallurgical Engineering (MT): Thermodynamics and Rate Processes, Engineering Mathematics and Extractive Metallurgy etc.

Mining Engineering (MN): Mine Development and Surveying, Engineering Mathematics, Geo mechanics and Ground Control etc.

Mechanical Engineering (ME): Applied Mechanics and Design, Engineering Mathematics, Fluid Mechanics etc.

Mathematics (MA): Real Analysis, Algebra, Linear Algebra, Numerical Analysis, etc

Production and Industrial Engineering (PI): General Engineering, Quality and Reliability, Manufacturing Processes, Engineering Mathematics etc.

Physics (PH): Classical Mechanics, Thermodynamics and Statistical Physics, Mathematical Physics etc

Petroleum Engineering (PE): Petroleum Formation Evaluation, Linear Algebra etc.

(XE – A) to (XE – H): Fluid Mechanics, Materials Science, Polymer Science and Engineering, Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences etc.

(XL – P) to (XL – U): Biochemistry, Microbiology, Food Technology and Bio Chemistry Etc.

GATE 2020 Admit Card

Candidates will be able to download the admit card from 3rd January 2020. Authorities will not send admit cards by post to any candidate. Biometric information will also be collected for random candidates before the commencement of exam. It will be mandatory for every candidate to carry one photo identity proof along with the admit card at the exam venue.

GATE 2020 Result and Cutoff

 The result of GATE 2020 will be released on 16th March 2020. Candidates will be able to check their result online by entering their roll no. and date of birth.

After the declaration of result cut off marks for admissions to PG courses will be released. Cut off marks will also be published on the official website.

The cutoff marks for the previous year is as follows:

Paper Categories
GEN OBC SC/ST/PH
Computer Science and Information Technology (CS) 25 22.5 16.6
Civil Engineering (CE) 28.7 25.8 19.1
Electronics and Communication Engineering (EC) 25 22.5 16.6
Electrical Engineering (EE) 25.2 25.2 16.7
Mechanical Engineering (ME) 32.87 29 21
Chemical Engineering (CH) 44.3 39.8 29.5
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  1. pradnya says:

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  2. PRADIP DAS. says:

    I AM A M TECH 3RD SEMESTER STUDENT. I WILL COMPLETE MY M TECH IN 2020.
    I WANT TO TAKE ADMISSION FOR P HD.

    GUIDE ME PLEASE. HOW I CAN TAKE P HD ADMISSION.

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