GATE Syllabus 2020: Download syllabus in the PDF format, Exam Pattern

GATE Syllabus 2020 is based on the different stream according to the qualifying examination. IIT Delhi has define GATE Syllabus in this year according to the 24 papers. These will be conducted for admissions to the M.Tech programmes which is offered by the IITs and IISC. The GATE syllabus 2020 will be same according to the previous year. The national level engineering entrance exam will be conducted for post graduation courses on 1st, 2nd, 8th and 9th February 2020. Candidates need to review GATE syllabus 2020 for the stream that they will be appearing for. The syllabus defines that what are the topics their subtopics they need to prepares for the appearing examination.Candidates can download GATE syllabus 2020 from below given table where the syllabus are given for every stream. The syllabus is the very important part of the examination because it plays an important role in the examination.

GATE Syllabus 2020

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GATE Syllabus For General Aptitude (GA)

The General Aptitude section in GATE consists of two sections, First section is Verbal Ability and second section is Numerical Ability. General Ability Section is the Common Section for all GATE Paper. so lets discuss about both 2 sections:

1: Verbal Ability: Verbal Ability Section consists of some of below following topics:

  • General English Grammar.
  • Sentence Correction.
  • Sentence Completion.
  • Word Group.
  • Verbal Analogy.
  • Reasoning.

2: Numerical Ability: Numerical Ability Section consists of some of the following topics:

  • Data Interpretation.
  • Numerical Calculation.
  • Numerical Reasoning.
  • Numerical computation

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Download GATE Syllabus 2020

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 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 2020 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 Pattern

Paper Code GA Marks Subject Marks Total Marks Duration (hrs) Negative Marking






15 85 100 3
  • 1/3 Mark will be deducted for 1 mark question
  • 2/3 Mark will be deducted for 2 mark question
XE (Section A +

any two sections)

15 15+2*35 100 3
XL (Section P +

any two sections)

15 25+2*30 100 3

If we are talking about the preparation tips then every time and every experts says in the second terms that candidates needs to review their GATE Syllabus for exam preparation. Every year lac of candidates will appear for the examination in their respective stream However, its totally depends upon the candidates that to choose any of the GATE papers as per their preference for admission in M.Tech programme , while they need to check their eligibility criteria of the M.Tech programme where they avail admissions.

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