GATE 2020 Application Form, Exam Dates, Eligibility, Exam Pattern and Syllabus

GATE 2020: Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering (GATE) is an examination that primarily tests the comprehensive understanding of the candidates in various undergraduate subjects in Engineering/Technology/Architecture and post-graduate level subjects in Science. The GATE score of a candidate reflects a relative performance level in a particular subject in the examination across several years. The score is used for admissions to post-graduate programs (e.g., M.E./M.Tech/ Direct Ph.D.) in centrally funded Indian Institutes of higher education (i.e., Institutes which are provided with financial assistance by MHRD and other Government agencies). The score is also used by some Public and Private Sector Undertakings for employment processes in India.

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Benefits of GATE 2020 Exam

Candidate those who are in doubt preparing for GATE Exam, Here GATExplore providing you a list of 8 reasons or benefits why you should appear for GATE Exam which will boost your moral about GATE Exam.

1. Expertise in subject/domain specialization (ME/MTech)

A good GATE score is helpful for getting admission into IITs, IISC, IIITs, NITs and many other renowned institutions for those who have missed the train of IITs, IISC, IIITs, NITs in their advance JEE or AIEEE exam. Also, Minimum stipend of 12,400/- per month is given to regular students joining colleges under MHRD.

2. Stipend and scholarship

Reputed Institutes like BARC also considering or Specify GATE SCORE CARD mandatory for their various courses offered by the institute. It is also stipend based course with an average stipend of Rs 15000/- to Rs 20000/- for GATE qualified students. Some courses named as self-supporting courses also asked for valid GATE Score Card in BARC.

3. Junior Research Fellowship

GATE qualification is also a minimum requirement to apply for various fellowships awarded by many Government organizations like DRDO, BARC, ISRO etc. also in CSIR Laboratories and CSIR sponsored Projects.

4. PSUs Hiring

More than 30+ PSUs like IOCL, ONGC, BPCL, HPCL, NTPC, GAIL, HAL, BARC etc. consider GATE score for recruitment.

5. Post Graduation from Abroad

Quite a few foreign universities in Singapore and Germany consider the GATE score for their entrance process. This could open up international opportunities for you – both academically as well as professionally.

6. Teaching Jobs

M.Tech(M.E) Degree also provides an opportunity for those who wish to apply for faculty in top educational universities. These top educational universities offer Asst. Professor designation to their candidates with highly paid packages of 5-7 lacs per annum.

7. MBA Admission

India Top ranked MBA college (NITIE Mumbai, Rank 6th in India) take admissions from GATE. It offers very lucrative pay package starting from 9 lacs per annum to 39 lacs per annum.

8. Other benefits

  • Preparation of GATE helps you greatly in preparation of IES (Indian Engineering Services) as well as technical syllabus for both the exams is more or less same.
  • Helps in better preparation for B.Tech semesters
  • Brushing up technical skills for Campus Recruitment

GATE 2020 Organizing Institute

GATE 2020 Organizing Institute is IIT Delhi

GATE 2020 Official Website

IIT Delhi is organizing institute of GATE 2020. Official Website will be updated soon.

GATE 2020 Notification

Notification of GATE 2020 will be released in the month of July and GATE 2020 registration process will start from 1st September 2019.

GATE 2020 Exam Dates

GATE 2020 Important dates have been declared now. Candidates may check official dates below:

GATE Online Application Processing System (GOAPS) Website Opens for Enrollment, Application Filling, Application SubmissionSeptember 01, 2019 (Sunday)
Last Date for Submission of Online Application through WebsiteSeptember 21, 2019 (Saturday)
Last Date with Late Fee (Rs. 500/- Extra)
October 01, 2019 (Tuesday)
Last Date for Request for Change in the Choice of Examination City via GOAPS loginNovember 17, 2019 (Sunday)
Availability of Admit Card on the Online Application Interface for printingJanuary 03, 2020 (Friday)
GATE 2020 Online Examination DatesFebruary 01, 02, 08 & 09, 2020 (Saturdays & Sundays)
The announcement of Results on the Online Application WebsiteMarch 17, 2019 (Monday)

GATE 2020 Application Form

The web address for GOAPS (GATE Online Application Processing System)

(link Will updated Soon)

GATE Online Application Processing System website will open form

September 1, 2019 (Sunday).

Paper’s to Apply for GATE 2020

GATE 2020 will be conducted on 24 subjects (papers). A candidate is allowed to appear in ONLY ONE paper in any ONE SESSION. Making a choice of the appropriate paper in the GATE application is the responsibility of the candidate.

Paper CodeGATE Paper
AEAerospace Engineering
AGAgricultural Engineering
ARArchitecture and Planning
CECivil Engineering
CHChemical Engineering
CSComputer Science and Information Technology
ECElectronics and Communication Engineering
EEElectrical Engineering
EYEcology and Evolution
GGGeology and Geophysics
INInstrumentation Engineering
MEMechanical Engineering
MNMining Engineering
MTMetallurgical Engineering
PEPetroleum Engineering
PIProduction and Industrial Engineering
TFTextile Engineering and Fibre Science
XEEngineering Sciences
XLLife Sciences

GATE 2020 Eligibility Criterion

Before starting the application process, the candidate must ensure that he/she meets the educational eligibility criteria of GATE 2020.

Qualifying Degree Qualifying Degree / Examination Description of Eligible CandidatesYear 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 the final year or already completed 2020
B. Arch.Bachelor’s degree holders of Architecture (5 years course) Currently in the final year or already completed2020
B.Sc. (Research)/ B.S Bachelor’s degree in Science (Post-Diploma/ 4 years after 10+2) Currently in the 4th year or already completed2020
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 completed2020
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 completed2022
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 completed2021
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 completed2020
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 Institution of Engineers-India, AMICE by the Institute of Civil Engineers-India) Completed Section A or equivalent of such professional coursesNA

GATE 2020 Registration

GATE aspirants may use this GOAPS interface for many applications such as,

  1. Apply for the examination online.
  2. Upload photograph, signature, thumb impression and other relevant documents such as graduation certificate, category certificate (wherever applicable) etc.
  3. Pay the application fee through net-banking or debit card or e-challan.
  4. Check the Status of your application form: Received, Under Scrutiny, Accepted, Defect Status, Status after Rectification, Rejected with Valid Reasons, Admit Card Ready for Download, etc.
  5. Contact the zonal GATE Office in case of any queries/problems.
  6. Download Admit Card.
  7. View your answers, marks and GATE score.

GATE 2020 Exam Pattern

GATE 2020 question paper for all 24 branches will consist of a single paper of 3 hours duration and contains 65 questions carrying a maximum 100 marks. In this article, we take look on the GATE paper pattern marking scheme.

#1 GATE paper code: AE, AG, BT, CE, CH, CS, EC, EE, IN, ME, MN, MT, PE, PI, TF and XE

  • Engineering Mathematics carries around 15% of the total marks &
  • General Aptitude section will carry 15% of the total marks &
  • Remaining 70% of the total marks is devoted to the subject of the paper.

#2 GATE paper code: AR, CY, EY, GG, MA, PH and XL

  • General Aptitude section will carry 15% of the total marks &
  • Remaining 85% of the total marks is devoted to the subject of the paper.

GATE 2020 question paper mainly consist following type of questions:

(i) Multiple Choice Questions (MCQ) carrying 1 or 2 marks each in all papers and sections. These questions are objective in nature, and each will have a choice of four answers, out of which the candidate has to mark the correct answer(s).

(ii) Numerical Answer Questions of 1 or 2 marks each in all papers and sections. For these questions the answer is a real number, to be entered by the candidate using the virtual keypad. No choices will be shown for this type of questions.

For 1-mark multiple-choice questions, 1/3 mark will be deducted for a wrong answer. Likewise, for 2-mark multiple-choice questions, 2/3 mark will be deducted for a wrong answer. There is NO negative marking for numerical answer type questions.

The questions in a paper may be designed to test the following abilities:

(i) Recall: These are based on facts, principles, formulas or laws of the discipline of the paper. Hence the candidate is expected to be able to obtain the answer either from his/her memory of the subject or at most from a one-line computation.

(ii) Comprehension: These questions will test the candidate’s understanding of the basics of his/her field, by requiring him/her to draw simple conclusions from fundamental ideas.

(iii) Application: In these questions, the candidate is expected to apply his/her knowledge either through computation or by logical reasoning.

(iv) Analysis and Synthesis: In these questions, the candidate is presented with data, diagrams, images etc. that require analysis before a question can be answered. A Synthesis question might require the candidate to compare two or more pieces of information. In conclusion, questions in this category could involve candidates in recognizing unstated assumptions or separating useful information from irrelevant information.

GATE 2020 Application Fee

The application fee should be paid ONLINE. The fee details are as follows:

  • For Centres in India
    • Female candidates: ₹ 750
    • SC, ST, PWD candidates:₹ 750
    • All other candidates: ₹ 1500
  • For Centres Abroad
    • Addis Ababa, Colombo, Dhaka, and Kathmandu: US$ 50
    • Dubai and Singapore: US$ 100

GATE 2020 Syllabus

Paper CodeGATE PaperDownload Link
AEAerospace Engineering Follow Me
AGAgricultural Engineering Follow Me
ARArchitecture and Planning Follow Me
BTBiotechnology Follow Me
CECivil Engineering Follow Me
CHChemical Engineering Follow Me
CSComputer Science and Information Technology Follow Me
CYChemistry Follow Me
ECElectronics and Communication Engineering Follow Me
EEElectrical Engineering Follow Me
EYEcology and Evolution Follow Me
GGGeology and Geophysics Follow Me
INInstrumentation Engineering Follow Me
MAMathematics Follow Me
MEMechanical Engineering Follow Me
MNMining Engineering Follow Me
MTMetallurgical Engineering Follow Me
PEPetroleum Engineering Follow Me
PHPhysics Follow Me
PIProduction and Industrial Engineering Follow Me
TFTextile Engineering and Fibre Science Follow Me
XE-AEngineering Mathematics Follow Me
XE-BFluid Mechanics Follow Me
XE-CMaterials Science Follow Me
XE-DSolid Mechanics Follow Me
XE-EThermodynamics Follow Me
XE-FPolymer Science and Engineering Follow Me
XE-GFood Technology Follow Me
XE-HAtmospheric and Oceanic Sciences Follow Me
XL-PChemistry Follow Me
XL-QBiochemistry Follow Me
XL-RBotany Follow Me
XL-SMicrobiology Follow Me
XL-TZoology Follow Me
XL-UFood Technology Follow Me

GATE 2020 Admit Card

  • The Admit Card for GATE 2020 will be available ONLY on GOAPS website.
  • A candidate has to download his/her Admit Card from this website.
  • The Admit Card would be available for download, tentatively from 3rd January 2020.
  • Note that the Admit Cards will NOT be sent to the candidates by post/e-mail.
  • Candidates must bring a print-out of the downloaded Admit Card to the Examination for the verification along with the original and valid photo Identity Document.

GATE 2020 Result

GATE 2020 results will be announced on the 17th March 2019 and will be available on the GOAPS Website. This Exam score is valid for THREE YEARS from the date of announcement of the results.

GATE 2020 Documents Requirement

The candidates can check the following links for the requirement of document needed to fill up the GATE 2020 Application form:

a) Personal information (name, date of birth, your personal mobile number, parent’s name, parent’s mobile number, etc.).

b) Address for Communication (including PIN code),

c) Eligibility degree details

d) College address, PIN code of college,

e) GATE paper, choice of GATE examination cities,

f) High-quality image of your photograph conforming to the requirements specified.

g) Good quality image of your signature conforming to the requirements specified.

h) High-quality image of your thumb impression confirming to the requirements specified.

i) Scanned copy of Degree Certificate or mark sheet of previous semester/year (for final year candidates) in pdf format.

j) Scanned copy of Category/PwD Certificate (if applicable) in pdf format.

k) Details of the valid ID Proof that you will carry to the examination hall.

l) Your net-banking details.

All the above-listed documents and data one would require while filling GATE 2020 online application form. So candidates must keep all these necessary documents and data ready before filling GATE 2020 online application form.

4 Thoughts to “GATE 2020 Application Form, Exam Dates, Eligibility, Exam Pattern and Syllabus”



  2. ch baby sindhuja

    Thankyou so much for clarifying with detailed explanation

  3. Sunil

    Black and white admit card ok or not ok?

    1. admin

      Dear Sunil,
      Please take color printout, black and white admit card is not acceptable.


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