GATE 2020: Exam Schedule(Released) Eligibility, Exam Dates, Conducting body, Syllabus

GATE 2020: IIT Delhi has been released the Examination Schedule for GATE 2020. the examination will be February 1, 2, 8 and 9, 2019. In this year 8.6 Lakhs Students have applied for GATE 2020 Examination. Check more details below. GATE 2020 Examination will be conducted by IIT Delhi. The authority has been released the GATE 2020 Schedule, check examination schedule below. GATE (Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering) is the National Level Engineering Exam, conducting by the IITs in the rotational basis, In 2019 the GATE 2019 Examination was conducted by IIT Madras and In 2018 the GATE 2018 exam was conducted by the IIT Guwahati. through the GATE exam candidates can get admission in Ph.D Programs which is offered by IITs , IISc, IISERs and some other government and private institutions through GATE Score. the GATE 2020 official notification will be released on September 2019, and the GATE 2020 Application Form will be available from September 2019. the GATE 2020 Application Form will be available in the online mode only. those candidates who are willing to appear in the GATE 2020 exam must check the GATE 2020 eligibility criteria. GATE 2020 exam will be conducted for 24 Papers.

GATE 2020 Important Updates

  • GATE 2020 official notification released on 1st September 2019.
  • GATE 2020 Application Form available from 1st September 2019
  • Last Date of filling GATE 2020 Application Form was 5th October 2019(extended).
  • GATE 2020 Application Form has been released now J&K Candidates.
  • GATE 2020 exam will be conducted by IIT Delhi.
  • GATE 2020 will be conducted for 24 Papers, new ST(Statistic) has been added in the Syllabus.

Latest GATE 2020 Examination Complete Schedule has been released now, Click Here to Check Complete Schedule.

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GATE 2020 Notification

Exam Name GATE (Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering)
Conducting Body IIT Delhi
Official Website
Mode of Examination Online – Computer Based Test
No. of Papers & Questions 23 | 65
Total Marks & Maximum Score 100 | 1000
Duration of GATE 2018 3 Hours
No. of Test Takers Over 8.6 lac
Use of GATE Score Card for Employment PSUs, Central Government and Government of India Organization
GATE Helpdesk 0361-258-6500 |

GATE 2020 Important Dates

GATE 2020 notification has been released on 1st September 2019, and the Online Application Form has been available from 1st September 2019 to24th September 2019, candidates can check GATE 2020 Exam Dates.

Events Dates
Starting of Registration 1st September 2019
Last date to submit the application form & fee 5th October 2019 (extended)
Extended Closing Date for Submission of (Online) Application 5th October 2019
Application correction window opens 4th week of November 2019
Corrections in Category/PwD Status/Gender/Dyslexia and other similar learning disabilities Last week of October to 1st week of November 2019
Last date to make changes in exam city by paying additional fee 15th November 2019
Availability of Mock Test November 2019
Downloading of Admit Card 3rd January 2020
GATE 2020 Exam 1st, 2nd, 8th & 9th February 2020
Release of Answer Key February 2020
Declaration of Results 16th March 2020
Release of Score Card 20th March 2020 to 31st May 2020
Starting of Counseling process 1st week of April 2020

GATE 2020 Complete Schedule

IIT Delhi (Conducting authority) has been released the complete schedule of GATE 2020, the examination will be held on 1,2,8 and 9th February 2019. Check below;

Session Code

Examination Date & Day


Paper(s) Code


01 February 2020 (Saturday)

09:30 – 12:30 hrs
(Forenoon Session)



01 February 2020 (Saturday)

14:30 – 17:30 hrs
(Afternoon Session)



02 February 2020 (Sunday)

09:30 – 12:30 hrs
(Forenoon Session)



02 February 2020 (Sunday)

14:30 – 17:30 hrs
(Afternoon Session)



08 February 2020 (Saturday)

09:30 – 12:30 hrs
(Forenoon Session)



08 February 2020 (Saturday)

14:30 – 17:30 hrs
(Afternoon Session)



09 February 2020 (Sunday)

09:30 – 12:30 hrs
(Forenoon Session)



09 February 2020 (Sunday)

14:30 – 17:30 hrs
(Afternoon Session)


GATE 2020 Helpline

For any kind of query candidates can contact with below details:

Zone Contact Address Phone Number e-mail Id
1 Chairman, GATE
Indian Institute of Science,
Bengaluru 560 012
2 Chairman, GATE
Indian Institute of Technology Bombay,
Powai, Mumbai 400 076
3 Chairman, GATE
Indian Institute of Technology Delhi,
Hauz Khas, New Delhi 110 016
4 Chairman, GATE
Indian Institute of Technology Guwahati,
Guwahati 781 039
5 Chairman, GATE
Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur,
Kanpur 208 016
6 Chairman, GATE
Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur,
Kharagpur 721 302
7 Chairman, GATE
Indian Institute of Technology Madras,
Chennai 600 036
8 Chairman, GATE
Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee,
Roorkee 247 667

GATE 2020 Application Form

GATE Application From was available from 1st September 2019, Check more information below;

  • GATE 2020 Application Form for J&K Candidates has been released now.
  • GATE 2020 Application Form was released on 1st September 2019.
  • The last date of filling the GATE 2020 Application form was 5th October 2019.
  • The Application Form is available in the Online mode only.
  • Candidates can fill the GATE Application Form via GATE Online Application Processing System (GOAPS).
  • Candidates can upload Scanned recent Photograph and Signature.
  • Candidates will be able to register for GATE Examination now without verifying their email address and mobile number.
  • Candidates can Pay the Application Fee in the Online Mode, Check GATE Application Fee details below;
  • It is advised to the candidates that take a printout of the application for further use.
  • Due to last minute high rating of traffic, the verification process of email and mobile number (before submitting the GATE application form) relaxed.

Documents to be uploaded while filling the GATE Application Form

  • Photograph
  • Signature
  • Certificate of qualifying degree
  • Category certificate, if applicable

GATE 2020 Application Fee

Candidates can pay their registration fee via online (Net banking, debit card) or offline(e-challan) mode. GATE 2020 registration fee are listed below given table:

Category Application Fee
Women Candidates Rs. 750/-
SC/ST/PwD Candidates Rs. 750/-
All Other Candidates Rs. 1500/-

GATE 2020 Application Fee for Foreign Countries

Countries Application Fee
Singapore and Dubai US$100
Addis Ababa, Kathmandu, Colombo and Dhaka US$50
Late Fee US$20

GATE Application Form Correction

GATE 2020 Application Form Correction has been released on 15th October 2019. Candidates are only eligible to edit/correct their particulars details not every details from the GATE 2020 Application Form. The process had been started once the registration process closed. If in case, candidates have to do some mistakes in their application form then, they has to sent an email subjecting “Correction in data (Enrollment Number)” with the document proof.

GATE Corrections/Modifications will be given in the particular fields:

  • Name of Candidate
  • DOB
  • Name of Parent/Guardian
  • Category (Gen to OBC and OBC to General)
  • Year of graduation
  • Year of Qualifying Degree.

Why GATE Exam in important

GATE 2020 Paper Codes

IN GATE 2020, a new paper has been added in the GATE Examination. in GATE there are already existing 23 papers. In 2020 the new paper with the Code “ST” has been added.  check the list of GATE 2020 Paper Codes below;

Paper Code Paper Code
Architecture and Planning AR Mathematics MA
Biotechnology BT Physics PE
Aerospace Engineering AE Metallurgical Engineering MT
Agricultural Engineering AG Engineering Sciences XE
Chemical Engineering CH Life Sciences XL
Civil Engineering CE Instrumentation Engineering IN
Computer Science and Information Technology CS Mining Engineering MN
Electronics and Communication Engineering EC Mechanical Engineering ME
Electrical Engineering EE Textile Engineering and Fibre Science TF
Chemistry CY Production and Industrial Engineering PI
Ecology and Evolution EY Petroleum Engineering PE
Geology and Geophysics GG Statistics ST – New Addition
XE Paper and Codes
Engineering Mathematics XE – A Thermodynamics XE – E
Fluid Mechanics XE – B Polymer Science and Engineering XE – F
Materials Science XE – C Food Technology XE – G
Solid Mechanics XE – D Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences XE – H
XL Paper and Codes
Chemistry XL – P Microbiology XL – S
Biochemistry XL – Q Zoology XL – T
Botany XL – R Food Technology XL – U

GATE 2020 Exam Pattern

Check GATE Exam Pattern below;

  • Course: It is conducted by IIT in rotational basis for M.Tech./Ph.D. programme in IITs , IISc and various other institutions.
  • Number of Papers: GATE is held for total 24 papers. Candidates can appear for only one of the 24 papers.
  • Mode of Examination: The examination mode will be online only (CBT).
  • Exam Duration: The examination duration will be 3 hours.
  • Number of Questions: Total 65 questions of maximum 100 marks will be asked in GATE 2018.
  • Type of Questions: Multiple Choice Questions (MCQ) & Numerical Answer Type Questions (NAT) will appear in GATE examination. For MCQ, 4 choices will be provided while there will be no options provided for NAT. Students are required to enter the real number in Numerical Answer Type Questions with the help of virtual keypad.
  • Section Common in All GATE Papers: General Aptitude (GA) section is common for all papers. It will contain total 150 questions of maximum 15 marks (5 questions of 1 mark and 5 questions of 2 marks).x
  • New Section: In the paper of XE, new section (H) namely Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences has been included from the year 2017.
  • Marking Scheme: MCQ and NAT questions will carry 1 or 2 marks in all papers.
  • Negative Marking: For every incorrect answer 1/3 marks deducted from the questions carrying 1 mark. Likewise, for questions carrying 2 marks, 2/3 marks will be deducted. No negative marking for Numerical Answer Type questions.

Exam Pattern For All Papers Except GG, XE, XL:

  • 25 questions of 1 mark each.
  • 30 questions of 2 marks each.
  • 10 questions from GA.

Exam Pattern For Paper GG:

  • Part A – 25 questions of 1 mark each. This part is common for all candidates.
  • Part B – 30 questions of 2 marks each. This part has two sections, section-1 is of Geology and section-2 is of Geophysics.
  • 10 questions from GA.

Exam Pattern For Paper XE:

  • Section A – Engineering Mathematics (Compulsory Section) – Total 11 questions will be asked. 7 questions of 1 mark each and 4 questions of 2 marks each. It is common to all candidates.
  • Any two of XE sections from B to H – 22 questions. 9 questions carrying 1 mark and 13 questions carrying 2 marks.
  • 10 questions from GA.

Exam Pattern For Paper XL:

  • Section P – Chemistry (compulsory section) – It contains total 15 questions (5 questions of 1 marks and 10 questions of 2 marks).
  • Any two of XL sections Q to U – Total 20 questions (10 questions of 1 mark each and 10 questions of 2 marks).
  • 10 questions from GA.

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GATE 2020 Eligibility Criteria

Those who want to appear in GATE Exam needs to fulfills the GATE Eligibility Criteria. So, here we are describing the GATE Eligibility Criteria:

Qualification Required Description about the Qualifying Degree Status of the Degree Year of Passing
B.E./B.Tech/B.Pharm 4-years B.Tech (after 10+2) in any stream or 3-years B.Tech lateral entry (after B.Sc./Diploma in Engineering/Technology). Final year candidates may also apply. Pursuing final year examination or completed 2019
B.Arch 5-years bachelor’s degree in Architecture Pursuing final year examination or completed 2019
B.Sc. Research/B.S. 4-years Bachelor’s degree in Science (post-diploma or after 10+2) Pursuing final year examination or completed 2019
M. Sc./M.A./MCA orequivalent Master’s degree in Science/Mathematics/Statistics/Computer Applications or equivalent Currently in final year or completed 2019
Int. M.E/M.Tech(Post-B.Sc.) 4-years Post-BSc Integrated Master’s degree programs in Engineering / Technology Presently in 2nd/3rd/4th year or completed 2021
Int. M.E./M.Tech or Dual Degree (after Diploma or 10+2) 5-years Integrated Master’s degree program or Dual Degree program in Engineering/Technology Currently in 4th/5th year or completed 2020
Int. M.Sc/Int. B.S.-M.S. Integrated M.Sc. or Five year integratedB. S./M. S. program Pursuing final year examination or completed 2019
Professional Society Examination equivalent to B.Tech/B.E./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 professionalcourses NA

GATE 2020 Syllabus

GATE 2020 Exam will conducted for 24 (Stream) Papers. For each discipline syllabus is different. For a good preparation, to know each and every topic from where the questions will be asked is important . Describing the complete syllabus of GATE in overview to difficult but Candidates can download the GATE Syllabus for AE, AG, AR, BT, CE, CH, CS, CY, EC, EE, EY, XE, GG, IN, MA, ME, MN, MT, PE, PH, PI, TF and XL from the official site. GATE Paper and syllabus are listed below:

Download GATE Syllabus

General Aptitude for all Papers
AE-Aerospace Engineering PH-Physics
AG-Agricultural Engineering PI-Production And Industrial-Engineering
AR-Architecture and Planning TF-Textile Engineering and Fibre_Science
BT-Biotechnology XE A-Engineering Mathematics
CE-Civil Engineering XE B-Fluid Mechanics
CH-Chemical Engineering XE C-Materials Science
CS-Computer Science and Information Technology XE D-Solid Mechanics
CY-Chemistry XE E-Thermodynamics
EC-Electronics and Communications Engineering XE F-Polymer Science and Engineering
EE-Electrical Engineering XE G-Food Technology
EY-Ecology and Evolution XE_H-Atmospheric_OceSc
GG-Geology and Geophysics XL P-Chemistry
IN-Instrumentation Engineering XL Q-Biochemistry
MA-Mathematics XL R-Botany
ME-Mechanical Engineering XL S-Microbiology
MN-Mining Engineering XL T-Zoology
MT-Metallurgical Engineering XL U-Food Technology
PE-Petroleum Engineering

GATE 2020 – Score Card

Those who qualified GATE successfully, authority provide them a GATE scorecard with three years validity from the date of announcement. The performance of an aspirants in entrance exam will reflects in GATE 2020 scorecard. The download facility for scorecard will be available from the last week of March 2020.

Previous Years GATE Statistics

Year Registered Appeared Qualified Qualified (%)
2016 971831 818850 135392 16.53
2015 927580 804463 121060 15.05
2014 1033625 889157 149694 16.84
2013 1200728 984855 136699 13.88
2012 777134 686614 108526 15.81
2011 612568 558480 96239 17.23
2010 460541 420596 59853 14.23

Admit Card

Candidates can download the GATE  Admit card from the GOAPS website. IIT Delhi not sent admit card via email/post. Those who have successfully registered for GATE 2020 and did not receive any message for duplicate and defective application form can download their Hall ticket from 2nd January 2020. It is advised to candidates that please take a copy of ID proof along with your admit card.

ID proof may be any of these:

  • Passport,
  • PAN Card,
  • Voter ID,
  • Aadhaar UID,
  • Valid College ID,
  • Employee identification card or Driving License.
  • From international students,
  • only valid Passport/ Government issued ID/College ID/ Employee ID will be accepted as ID proof.

GATE 2020 Result

The GATE 2020 Result will be release on March 2020, candidates can check GATE Result from the official website of GATE. the Result will be available in the online mode only. Once the result will be declared by the authority, candidates will also able to get their scorecard which is also attached with the result who secure marks equal or more than the cut-off marks.

GATE 2020 Result: March 2020 (tentative)

GATE 2020 Cutoff

GATE Cut off is the minimum marks to be eligible for admission to IITs and IISc. This is a factor deciding that either candidates is qualified in the exam or not. GATE cut off marks varies stream-wise and category-wise. The cut-off marks are less for reserved category candidates as compared to the unreserved category candidates.

GATE 2019 Cutoff

S. No
Branch Name
Paper Code
Qualifying Marks
General OBC (NCL) SC/ST/PwD
1 Life Sciences XL 36.7 33 24.5
2 Civil Engineering CE 28.2 25.4 18.8
3 Electrical Engineering EE 39.6 35.6 26.4
4 Computer Science and Engineering CS 29 26 19
5 Mechanical Engineering ME 34.1 30.7 22.7
6 Petroleum Engineering PE 40 35 27
7 Electronics and Communication Engineering EC 25 22.5 16.6
8 Chemical Engineering CH 34.8 31.3 23.2

GATE 2018 Cutoff

Branch General OBC SC/ST/PH
Computer Science (CS) 25.00 22.50 16.60
Civil Engineering (CE) 26.90 24.20 17.9
Electrical Engineering (EE) 29.1 26.1 19.4
Mechanical Engineering (ME) 34.7 31.2 23.1
Electronics and Communication (EC) 25.0 22.5 16.6
Production Engineering (PI) 32.0 28.8 21.3
Instrumentation Engineering (IN) 37.0 33.8 24.7
Aerospace Engineering (AE) 25 22.5 16.6
Chemical Engineering (CH) 37.8 34 25.1

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How to Prepare For GATE 2020?

With the hard and full dedication towards GATE Exam Preparation will give you the success. So, it is advised to the students that be keep and calm and cool and stay stress free. We are listing here few preparation tips for GATE Exam , follow them blindly:

  • Review your syllabus for which you are preparing.
  • Prepare your schedule as per the daily basis as well as for monthly basis.
  • Divide you study hours according to your subjects.
  • Try to finding your strength and weakness.
  • Practice a lot of Previous Years Question Papers.
  • Attempt online Mock Tests.
  • Select the best study material and book for covering GATE syllabus.
  • Take care of your health.

GATE 2020 Exam Centers

While filling the GATE 2020 Application Form, candidates can fill their preferred Exam Centers, In 2020 IIT Delhi will conducts the GATE 2020 Examination & provides list of various Exam Centers, some are listed below:


Name of Zonal Centers


IISc Bangalore


IIT Bombay


IIT Delhi


IIT Guwahati


IIT Kanpur


IIT Kharagpur


IIT Madras


IIT Roorkee

GATE Previous Years Question Papers and Answer Key

GATE 2018 Question Papers

Question Paper 2018
AE: Aerospace Engineering GG: Geology and Geophysics
AG: Agricultural Engineering IN: Instrumentation Engineering
AR: Architecture and Planning MA: Mathematics
BT: Biotechnology ME: Mechanical Engineering ( ME01 ME02 )
CE: Civil Engineering ( CE01 CE02 ) MN: Mining Engineering
CH: Chemical Engineering MT: Metallurgical Engineering
CS: Computer Sc. and Information Technology ( CS ) PE: Petroleum Engineering
CY: Chemistry PH: Physics
EC: Electronics and Communication Engg. (EC ) PI: Production and Industrial Engineering
EE: Electrical Engineering ( EE ) TF: Textile Engineering and Fibre Science
EY: Ecology and Evolution XE: Engineering Sciences (XE-A , XE-B XE-C , XE-D, XE-E, XE-F,XE-G, XE-H )
XL: Life Sciences ( XL-P, XL-Q , XL-R XL-S , XL-T , XL-U )

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GATE Selection Process 2020

  • On this basis of your result or scorecard, the authority will allot you the admission in M.Tech programmes which is offered by top IITs.
  • Once the answer will be concluded, the scored will be converted to a normalized GATE Score.
  • Institutes will be allotted to you for admission through Normalized GATE marks only or Normalized GATE marks and Interview/Written Test.
  • Score will be calculated on the basis of below given table:

Normalized Mark of jth candidate in ith session M^ ij is given by:

Mij is the actual marks obtained by the jth you in ith session
M?gt is the average marks of the top 0.1% of the you considering all sessions
Mgq is the sum of mean and standard deviation marks of the candidates in the paper considering all sessions
M?ti is the average marks of the top 0.1% of the you in the ith session
Miq is the sum of the mean marks and standard deviation of the ith session

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