Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering which is otherwise known as GATE is conducted for students who aspire to enter into engineering stream. More information related to GATE Exams and important updates are provided in this page. Check out the immediate updates related to GATE Exams.

Important GATE Exam Related Details

GATE 2020

The Indian Institutes of Technology (IIT) Delhi is the organizing institute for the GATE. GATE 2020 will conduct on February 1, 2, 8, and 9, 2020, for 25 papers. Every year, Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering (GATE) will conduct by the Indian Institute of Science (IISc), Bangalore and the seven Indian Institutes of Technology (Bombay, Delhi, Guwahati, Kanpur, Kharagpur, Madras, and Roorkee) on behalf of the National Coordination Board (NCB)-GATE.

What is the GATE Exam Dates 2020?

The GATE 2020 will conduct on February 1, 2, 8, and 9, 2020. The examinations will perform in the afternoon (9.30 am to 12.30 pm) and afternoon (2.30 pm to 5.30 pm) sessions. GATE 2020 for some of the papers may perform in multiple sessions. Aspirants are allowed to appear for the exam in one session only.

What are the details about the GATE Exam pattern 2020?

  • GATE 2020 would include questions of two different types in all the papers. Multiple Choice Questions (MCQ) and Numerical Answer Type (NAT). Multiple Choice Questions will carry 1 or 2 marks each for all the papers and sections in GATE 2020. MCQs are objective, and each question will have a choice of four answers, out of which the students have to mark the correct answer.
  • Numerical Answer Type (NAT) Questions will carry 1 or 2 marks each in all the papers and sections. The answer to the NAT question will be a signed real number, which needs to be entered by the applicants using the virtual numeric keypad on the monitor (keyboard of the computer will be disabled). Students should note that no choices will show for these types of questions.

GATE Admit card-2020

The GATE admit card released on January 3, 2020, on the GATE Online Application Processing System (GOAPS) website. Students who are yet to download the admit card can obtain the same from the official website of GOAPS( at the earliest. No candidates would be allowed to enter the examination hall without presenting the GATE admit card.

An Overview of GATE

GATE exams are always conducted by the IIT institutions namely Roorkee, Bombay, Delhi, Madras, Kanpur, Bangalore Kharagpur and Guwahatiand whereas this year GATE 2019 is conducted by IISc Bangalore. All the institutions conduct GATE exams on a rotational basis every year. GATE 2019 exam will be conducted for 3 hours at the graduate level. All candidates are expected to complete all 65 questions at the given 3 hours of exam duration. Students who seek for admission into M.E, M.Tech and also students who wish to complete Doctorate in engineering or architecture can appear for GATE 2019 exams. Also students who wish to get employed in most of the public sector undertakings can also appear for GATE exams. GATE exams are conducted only once in a year and the mode of exam is computer based. Candidates get an opportunity to make use of the GATE 2019 score card for applying for a scholarship to study post graduate courses. Nearly 9.5 lakhs students registered for GATE 2019. Some of the highlighted details of GATE 2019 are provided in the table below.

GATE 2019 exam conducted by

IIT Madras

Official site

Exam level

All India Level

Exam type


Exam duration

3 hours

Number of questions


Exam mode

Computer based

GATE exams

Once in a year

GATE Important Dates-2020

Candidates preparing for GATE 2020 should go through the schedule released by the exam conducting authority on its official website. 



GATE 2020 Registration window

August 31 – October 5, 2019

GATE Application Form Correction Window 

October 15, 2019

Last Date for Requesting Change of Examination City

November 25, 2019

Issue of GATE Admit card 

January 3, 2020

Exam date

February 1, 2, 8, and 9, 2020

Official Answer key releasing

10 days after the exam

Result declaration

March 16, 2020

Publishing of Scorecard

One week after the declaration of results

Start of counseling cum admission process

April 2020

GATE Exam Schedule-2020

GATE 2020 Exams are to be conducted on 1st, 2nd, 8th and 9th of February 2020. GATE 2020 Exam Schedule has been released by IIT Delhi which is the conducting authority of GATE 2020. According to the official schedule, the Civil Engineering and Mechanical Engineering exams will be conducted in two sessions while all other subjects will be conducted in a single session. GATE 2020 Exam Schedule are provided in the table below.

Session Code

GATE Exam Date


Paper Code


1st February 2020

9.30 - 12.30 hrs



1st February 2020

14.30 - 17.30 hrs



2nd February 2020

9.30 - 12.30 hrs



2nd February 2020

14.30 - 17.30 hrs



8th February 2020

9.30 - 12.30 hrs



8th February 2020

14.30 - 17.30 hrs



9th February 2020

9.30 - 12.30 hrs



9th February 2020

14.30 - 17.30 hrs


Candidate can apply for GATE 2020 Click here


GATE 2020 registration has begun for the exams that are to be conducted in February 2020 and the last day to apply is on 26th September 2019. The link for GATE 2020 registration is . Students can register for GATE 2020 till 1st October 2019 by paying an additional fees for registration. The admit cards for GATE 2020 will be available from 3rd January 2020. Students should ensure that they register for GATE 2020 before 26th September 2019 to avoid any additional charges. All successfully registered students can download their GATE 2020 admit cards from 3rd January 2020 in the official webpage of GATE. 

What are the Important Dates of GATE 2020?

Students should fill in the GATE application form that is available online from 3rd September of 2019 to 26th September 2019. It is essential that students provide accurate details in the application form. GATE 2020 is conducted in the month of February 2020. Some of the important dates that are relevant to GATE 2020 exams are provided below.


Important dates

Availability of GATE 2020 application form

3rd September of 2019 to 26th September 2019

Extended Date for submitting GATE 2020 application form

1st October 2019

Availability of GATE 2020 Admit Cards

3rd January 2020

GATE 2020 Exam Dates

1st, 2nd, 8th and 9th of February 2020

Official answer key of GATE 2020

Will be updated soon

GATE 2020 Results

16th March 2020

GATE 2020 Scorecards for download

Will be updated soon

Release of GATE 2020 Counselling Schedule

Will be updated soon

For all information related to the exam dates, click GATE Important dates.

What is the Eligibility Criteria of GATE Exams?

All students who would prefer to appear for GATE exams should satisfy a certain set of eligibility conditions which is prescribed by the authority. The eligibility criteria of GATE 2020 are listed below.

  • There is no maximum age limit defined for GATE exams.
  • Students who had completed a bachelor's degree in either engineering or science stream can apply for GATE 2020 exams.
  • Students should at least scored a minimum of 45% in the bachelor’s degree.
  • Students should have studied for 4 years after 12th std or 3 years after diploma will be eligible to apply for GATE exams.
  • International students can also apply for GATE 2020 if they had completed any bachelor or masters in engineering or science stream.
  • Final year students of bachelors or masters can also apply on a condition that later he or she should provide copy of final mark sheets to the respective authority.

For more information, please visit GATE Eligibility Criteria.

How to Apply for GATE Exams?

Students who satisfy all the eligibility criteria of GATE exams as prescribed will be able to apply for GATE 2020. One who do not satisfy the conditions but still apply for the exams, then the authorities may reject the application. To apply for GATE exams, one has to follow the below given procedure:

  • Visit the officially announced link for registering for GATE 2020 exams.
  • Online Application form will be available from September 3rd, 2019.
  • Students will have to login and fill the form through GATE Online Application Processing System.
  • Provide correct email address, mobile number and create a password for creating login id.
  • Once login is created, students can fill and submit the application form of GATE 2020.
  • Students will be asked for their personal and educational details in the GATE 2020 application form.
  • Students should upload scanned copy of signature and photograph in JPEG format.
  • The application form must be checked thoroughly and then submitted.
  • To complete the registration process, students should make the necessary payment for registration through online method using netbanking or debit card or credit card.
  • On successful payment of application fees by the students and scrutinisation of the details by the authorities,  the registration process is completed.
  • Application fee for GATE 2020 is Rs.1500 for all students except ST/SC whose charges are Rs.750.

For information on GATE Registration, click on this link. GATE Registration

What is GATE Admit Card?

GATE 2020 Admit Card which is the most important document that a candidate should possess at the time of the exam, counselling and seat allotment. GATE Admit Card is issued by IIT Madras for all the successfully registered candidates. Candidates can download their GATE admit cards from the official website through login. Admit cards are available online from January 3rd, 2020 at 4.30 pm for download. GATE 2020 Admit Card is the entrance hall ticket for every candidate to appear for the GATE examinations. GATE Admit Card possess all the details of the candidate and the centre of examination. The invigilator verifies the candidates’ GATE Admit Card and then allow the candidate to enter the examination hall. GATE 2020 Admit Card should be kept safe for all future admission process. Students can follow the below given steps to download GATE 2019 Admit Card.

  • Visit the GATE official website.
  • Enter your enrolment ID or email address and password to login.
  • Click “Download Admit Card” tab.
  • On clicking the option, GATE 2020 Admit Card of the candidate will be downloaded in PDF format.
  • Students should take a printout of the GATE Admit Card as it will be asked for even at the time of GATE Counselling.

For more information on GATE Admit Card, click this link. GATE Admit Card

What is the Syllabus of GATE Exams?

GATE 2019 Syllabus is framed by the IIT which is responsible to conduct GATE exams. GATE 2019 Syllabus helps the students to get an idea of all the chapters that is covered for the GATE exams. Candidates should prepare thoroughly of all the topics given in the GATE syllabus to score high marks in GATE exams 2019. Most of the topics of the last year is covered in GATE Syllabus of 2019. Students can utilise the help of recommended books to gather more information about any topic given in the syllabus. Students are free to choose any paper from the 24 papers in GATE based on the course they are about to choose in the future. Here is the table showing the topics of different papers of GATE Exam.

GATE Syllabus


GATE 2019 Syllabus for Computer Engineering

  • Theory of computation
  • Digital logic
  • Computer organization and architecture
  • Programming and data structure
  • Algorithms
  • Compiler design
  • Operating system
  • Database
  • Computer Networks
  • Web technology
  • Engineering maths
  • General aptitude

GATE 2019 Syllabus for Mechanical Engineering

  • Engineering mechanics
  • Strength of materials
  • Theory of mechanics
  • Machine design
  • Fluid mechanics
  • Heat transfer
  • Thermodynamics
  • Refrigeration and air conditioning
  • Manufacturing engineering
  • Industrial engineering
  • Engineering maths
  • General aptitude

For more information on the GATE Syllabus for all the 24 papers and to know the marks weightage for each topic, click this link. GATE Syllabus

What is the Exam Pattern of GATE 2019?

GATE Exam Pattern is very useful for the candidates to plan and prepare for the GATE exams. It provides all the information about the marking scheme, number of questions and types of questions. The exam pattern of GATE 2019 are listed in the below given table.


GATE 2019

Exam Duration

3 hours

Total number of questions


Total marks


Types of question

  • Multiple choice questions
  • Numerical type questions


Three sections for all the GATE papers except AR, CY, GG, EY, XL, PH, MA

  • General aptitude (5 questions of 1 mark and 5 questions of 2 marks)
  • Engineering mathematics / Chemistry in case of XL papers
  • Subject specific

Marking scheme

  • For all 1 mark MCQ,   marks is deducted for every wrong answer
  • For all 2 marks questions, marks is deducted for every wrong answer
  • 0 marks for unattempted question
  • No negative marks for numerical type questions

Click GATE Exam Pattern to know more related details.

Information on GATE Answer Key

GATE 2019 Answer Key will be helpful for the students to calculate their probable scores in the GATE exams. GATE 2019 Answer Key for every paper is provided separately for easy reference. Many educational institutions and training centres release the GATE answer key once the GATE Exams is completed. But students can always check for GATE 2019 Answer Key that is officially released by IIT Madras. Students shall have to follow the national level GATE exam marking system to calculate their probable scores in GATE exams. Official answer key for GATE 2019 is released on the third week of February 2019. Also GATE candidates can challenge the answer key on the provided dates if they are not satisfied with the officially announced GATE answer key. Students can download the GATE 2019 Answer Key from the official website by following the below given steps.

  • Candidates will have to click on the official link that is released for checking  GATE answer key.
  • GATE question paper and the answer key of GATE 2019 for each paper will be displayed separately.
  • GATE 2019 Answer Key will be available for download and when clicked, GATE answer key will be downloaded in PDF format.

To know more information, click GATE Answer Key.

Information on GATE Results

GATE results are published after the release of GATE answer key. Once the answer key is officially announced for each paper, students can download it through online. Students should check all the answers and also they get an opportunity to challenge any answer if required. Once the authorities check all the objections and provide the right answers, the GATE results are published. To check GATE results follow the below given steps.

  • Visit the GOAPS official website.
  • Enter the email address or enrolment ID and password.
  • Click “Scorecard” tab to download GATE score card and it can be printed for future uses.

For detailed information, click on GATE Results.

What is GATE Cut Off?  

GATE Cut Off marks reflects the minimum marks to be scored by the candidates to be qualified in the GATE exams. GATE Cut Off and admission cut off are different. GATE Cut Off is decided by the respective authority of GATE 2019 which is the Indian Institute of Technology Madras, whereas the admission cut off is decided by the different institutes. GATE Cut Off is released in the form of marks. Students who scored GATE cut off will be considered as qualified and be issued with the scorecard. GATE Cut Off marks vary for each paper.

For more information on previous years cut off marks, click GATE Cut Off.

What is GATE Counselling?

GATE counselling is conducted by the authorities mostly in the month of April every year. It is conducted after the GATE results are published. Only qualified students can apply for GATE counselling. The GATE counselling is conducted for few rounds and seat is allotted for the students based on their GATE cut off marks. The higher the GATE cut off, the chances of getting admission in the preferred institution is high. Some of the documents that are necessary for GATE Counselling are listed.

  • 10th std mark sheet
  • 12th std mark sheet
  • Graduation mark sheet of all semesters
  • Caste certificate if necessary
  • EWD certificate if necessary
  • GATE admit card 2019
  • GATE score card 2019
  • Valid ID proof
  • College leaving certificate
  • Passport size photo of the candidate


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