GATE 2025: Eligibility Criteria, Exam Dates, Syllabus, Result

The Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering (GATE 2025) is one of the most popular entrance examinations among aspiring future engineers. It is conducted once a year by IISc Bangalore and seven IITs for candidates who have a dream to get jobs in PSUs or wish to seek admission to a master’s program in engineering, technology, and architecture.

In this article, we discuss the upcoming GATE 2025 examination, application form, eligibility criteria, fee, syllabus, exam pattern, result & more. Before heading to the application form, you must know the GATE 2025 eligibility criteria. As the ineligible candidates will likely be prohibited from taking the exam.

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The GATE Examination Score is accepted by the majority of institutes in India. Somehow, more than 50 PSUs also consider GATE Score for the requirements. Before moving forward let’s check the GATE 2025 Exam Highlights.


GATE 2025 Highlights

Exam Name Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering (GATE 2025)
Exam Level All India Based
Conducting Authority 7 IITs & IISc, Bangalore on Rational Basis
Mode of Exam Online (Computer Based Test)
Questions Types Objectives (MCQs) & Numeric Types
Number of Questions 65
Maximum Marks 100
Time Duration 3 Hrs
Total Papers 29
Maximum Papers One Can Appear 2 Papers

GATE 2025 Important Exam Dates

Here we release the tentative dates of the GATE 2025 Examination. Please check the below table to get an idea about GATE Examination Dates

Events Exam Dates (Tentative)
GATE 2025 Notification Release 8th August 2024
Online Application Form Starts 24th August 2024
Last Date to Fill Online Form (without late fee) 29th September 2024
Last Date to Submit Online Form (with late fee) 13th October 2024
Application form Correction Window Open 7th & 11th November 2024
Admit Card Release Date 3rd January 2025
Exam Dates 1st, 2nd, 8th & 9th February 2025
Answer Key Release Date 21st February 2025
Result Date 16th March 2025

Eligibility Criteria for GATE 2025

Candidates must satisfy the eligibility criteria that are mentioned below to appear for the GATE examination. The GATE 2025 Eligibility Criteria are as follows:

Nationality: Indian and foreign nationals are eligible to apply for the GATE examination.

Education Qualification as per the qualifying degree:

Qualifying Degree Qualifying Degree / Examination Description of Eligible Candidates Year of Qualification, not More than
B.E./ B.Tech./ B.Pharm. Bachelor’s degree holders in Engineering/ Technology (4 years after 10+2 or 3 years after B.Sc./ Diploma in Engineering/ Technology) Currently in 3rd Year & a final year or already completed 2025/2025
B. Arch. Bachelor’s degree holders of Architecture (5 years course) Currently in 3rd Year & a final year or already completed 2025/2025
B.Sc. (Research)/ B.S Bachelor’s degree in Science (Post-Diploma/ 4 years after 10+2) Currently in 3rd Year & a 4th year or already completed 2025/2025
M. Sc./ M.A./MCA or equivalent Master’s degree in any branch of Science/ Mathematics/ Statistics/ Computer Applications or equivalent Currently in the final year or already completed 2025
Int. M.E./ M.Tech. (Post-B.Sc.) Post-BSc Integrated Master’s degree programs in Engineering/ Technology (4 years program) Currently in the 2nd/ 3rd/4th year or already completed 2025
Int. M.E./ M.Tech. or Dual Degree(after Diploma or 10+2) Integrated Master’s degree program or Dual Degree program in Engineering/ Technology (5 years program) Currently in the 4th/5th year or already completed 2025
Int. M.Sc./ Int. B.S.-M.S. Integrated M.Sc. or 5 years integrated B.S.-M.S. program Currently in the final year or already completed 2025
Professional Society Examinations (equivalent to B.E./ B.Tech./ B.Arch.) B.E./ B.Tech./ B.Arch. equivalent examinations of Professional Societies, recognized by MHRD/ UPSC/ AICTE (e.g., AMIE by the Institution of Engineers-India, AMICE by the Institute of Civil Engineers-India) Completed Section A or the equivalent of such professional courses NA

GATE 2025 Application Form

The GATE Application form will be started on the 1st Week of September 2022. Eligible candidates can fill out online applications only by visiting the official website of GATE 2025. The applicant needs to fill in the following details:

  • Name, Email Id, Phone Number
  • Education Qualification Details
  • Upload the Photo, Signature & Eligibility Documents.

After filling in information & uploading the required documents candidates need to pay the application fees through Online modes such as net banking, debit card, credit card, UPI, etc. Now the candidate needs to submit the application form for the GATE Examination. 

If you fill in any wrong or misleading information while filling the GATE application form then your application may be rejected. To avoid such circumstances, we request you to fill in & submit the correct information & documents. 

GATE 2025 Application Fee

The GATE application fee may vary based on the candidate’s category and examination centers. 

For Exam Centers in India

Category On or Before the date During the Extended Period
Female Rs. 750/- Rs. 1250/-
SC/ST/PWD Rs. 750/- Rs. 1250/-
All other Candidates Rs. 1500/- Rs. 2000/-

Note: Payment can be made through online mode only, like net banking, debit card, credit card, & UPI. 

GATE 2025 Exam Pattern

The exam pattern of the GATE 2025 exam is as follows:

Mode of Exam Computer-Based Test (CBT)
Exam Duration 3 Hrs
Examination Language English
Type of Questions MCQs & Numerical Answers Type (NAT)
Number of Questions 65
Total Marks 100
Marking Scheme 1 Marks & 2 Marks Questions
Negative Marking 1/3 mark deducted for the wrong 1 mark questions.

2/3 marks were deducted for the wrong 2/3 mark questions

GATE 2025 Syllabus

The syllabus for the GATE exam is purely based on the UG syllabus that you study in your 4 years of a degree. But for clarity, we list the important topics from the syllabus to get a better understanding.

General Aptitude (GA): This section is common for all the papers and it includes English Grammer, Reading Comprehension, Sentence Correction, Word Groups, Data Interpretation, Quantitative Aptitude, etc.

Civil Engineering (CE): Engineering Mathematics, Structural Engineering, Geotechnical Engineering, Water Resources Engineering, Environmental Engineering, Transportation Engineering, Geomatics Engineering

Computer Science & Information Technology (CS): Engineering Mathematics, Digital Logic, Computer Organizations, & Architecture, Programming & Data Structures, Algorithms, Theory of Computation, Compiler Design, Operating System, Databases, and Computer Networks

Electronics & Communication Engineering (EC): Engineering Mathematics, Networks, Signals & Systems, Electronic Devices, Analog Circuits, Digital Circuits, Control Systems, Communications, Electromagnetics.

Electrical Engineering (EE): Engineering Mathematics, Electric Circuits, Electromagnetic Fields, Signals & Systems, Electrical Machines, Power Systems, Control Systems, Electrical & Electronic Measurements, Analog & Digital Electronics, and Power Electronics.

Mechanical Engineering (ME): Engineering Mathematics, Applied Mechanics & Design, Fluid Mechanics & Thermal Sciences, Material, Manufacturing & Industrial Engineering

For All other papers, Click Here for the GATE 2025 Syllabus

GATE 2025 Admit Card

  • GATE Admit Card will be provided for those candidates who successfully filled the application form & paid the application fee. 
  • The admit card will be released in the 1st Week of January 2025. 
  • Candidates can download the admit card of GATE 2025 from the official website using their logging ID & password. 
  • GATE Admit Card will not be sent by mail to individual candidates.
  • Along with the admit card candidate should carry ONE ID Proof (passport, pan card, voter id, addhar card, college id, or driving license) to the exam hall.

GATE 2025 Response Sheet

After GATE 2025 examination, the GATE conducting authority releases the Candidate Response Sheet i.e. GATE 2022 Response Sheet. In this response sheet, candidates get the responses that they mark during the GATE 2025 examination.

So IITs are so transparent about the examination they provide the response sheet as well as the answer key of the examination, so that candidate can easily verify their marks. You can download your GATE 2025 Response Sheet by clicking the below link: 

Must Read: GATE 2025 Response Sheet

GATE 2025 Result

The GATE 2025 Result will be published on 17th March 2025. Candidate can check their GATE Results by visiting & logging on to the official website with their ID & Password. 

The GATE score will be valid for the Next 3 years so candidates can apply for admission with this score.

Must Read: GATE 2025 Result 

I hope now you will get complete information about the GATE exam. If you still have any queries then write to us in the comment box. 

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