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GATE 2020 Exam - Dates, Registration, Eligibility, Syllabus, Exam Pattern

Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering 2020 or GATE 2020 is the entrance examination for admission to M.Tech., Ph.D., M.Arch., Master of Planning, M.E. and other courses. GATE 2020 is conducted by IIT, Delhi.

GATE for the year 2020 has been announced by IIT, Delhi and will be held from 01/02/2020 to 09/02/2020. The application forms will be available from 03/09/2019 till 05/10/2019. The exam is in online mode. The duration of the exam will be 180 minutes. It is being conducted in English language. Admit card will be available from 03/01/2020. Result is expected to be announced on 16/03/2020.

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GATE 2020 Conducting Body

IIT, Delhi

GATE 2020 Eligibility Criteria

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

* Some of these Professional Societies / Institutions, which conduct examination in various fields of engineering, are as follows:

  • The Institution of Engineers (India) (IE)
  • The Institution of Civil Engineers (ICE)
  • The Institution of Electronics and Telecommunication Engineers (IETE)
  • The Aeronautical Society of India (AeSI)
  • The Indian Institute of Chemical Engineers, including Polymer and Environmental Group (IIChemE)
  • The Indian Institute of Metals (IIM)
  • The Indian Institute of Industrial Engineers (IIE) 

However, the candidates who possess certification from any of the professional societies must ensure that those examinations conducted by the societies are approved by MHRD / AICTE as equivalent to B.E. / B.Tech. / B.Arch.

Candidates who have obtained / are pursuing their qualifying degree from countries other than India:

  • must have completed or are in the final year of their Bachelor’s degree (duration: at least 4 years) in Engineering / Technology or;
  • must have completed or are in the final year of their Post Graduate (Master's) degree (duration: at least 2 years) in any relevant subjects in science.
  • Note: If a candidate is pursuing any higher degree or has already obtained a degree higher than that mentioned in the Table the candidate should select the minimum required qualifying degree while filling the application form. 

Documents Required in Support of Eligibility (Eligibility Documents)

  • In case, the candidate has already passed (in 2019 or earlier) one of the qualifying examinations listed in Table 4.1, he/she has to submit (i.e. upload) the degree certificate/provisional certificate/course completion certificate/professional certificate/membership certificate issued by the institute or society.
  • In case, the candidate is expected to complete one of the qualifying criteria specified in Table 4.1, he/she has to upload a Certificate from the Head of the Department/Institute (in the format given in Appendix A) or a copy of marksheet for Section A of AMIE. This certificate must mandatorily have the signature and seal of the Head of Institute/Department with a current date. 

Note: Eligibility Document, as applicable, has to be uploaded only while filling the online application and NOT to be sent by post. 

Qualifying Disciplines

Appendix B gives a list of the qualifying disciplines. This list is only indicative and it is not necessary

that the name of the candidate’s degree has to be as per the table.

GATE 2020 Exam Centers

Online Dates

Date Centers
01/02/2020  to  02/02/2020 Port Blair, Chirala, Chittoor, Eluru, Gudur, Guntur, Kakinada, Kurnool, Nellore, Ongole, Rajahmundry, Srikakulam, Tadepalligudem, Tirupati, Vijayawada, Visakhapatnam, Vizianagaram, kadapa, Itanagar, Dibrugarh, Guwahati, Jorhat, Silchar, Tezpur, Muzaffarpur, Patna, Purnea, Chandigarh, Bhilai, Bilaspur, Kota, Raipur, New Delhi, Goa, Ahmedabad, Anand, Bhavnagar, Bhuj, Gandhinagar, Mehsana, Rajkot, Surat, Vadodara, Ambala, Faridabad, Hisar, Karnal, Kurukshetra, Panipat, Rohtak, Sonipat, Yamunanagar, Gurugram, Hamirpur, Shimla, Solan, Samba, Srinagar, Bokaro, Dhanbad, Jamshedpur, Ranchi, Bagalkot, Belgaum, Bellary, Bengaluru, Bidar, Chikkaballapur, Hassan, Hubli, Kannur, Kolar, Mangaluru, Manipal, Mysore, Shimoga, Tumkur, Davanagere, Kalaburagi, Alappuzha, Angamaly, Attingal, Chengannur, Ernakulam, Idukki, Kanjirappalli, Kasaragod, Kollam, Kothamangalam, Kottayam, Kozhikode, Malappuram, Muvattupuzha, Palai, Palakkad, Payyannur, Thiruvananthapuram, Thrissur, Bhopal, Gwalior, Indore, Jabalpur, Ujjain, Ahmednagar, Amravati, Aurangabad, Baramati, Jalgaon, Kolhapur, Nagpur, Nanded, Nashik, Navi Mumbai, Pune, Ratnagiri, Sangli, Satara, Solapur, Thane, Imphal, Shillong, Aizawl, Dimapur, Balasore, Berhampur, Bhubaneswar, Cuttack, Rourkela, Sambalpur, Amritsar, Bathinda, Jalandhar, Ludhiana, Mohali, Pathankot, Patiala, Ajmer, Alwar, Bikaner, Jaipur, Jodhpur, Sikar, Udaipur, Gangtok, Ananthapuram, Chennai, Coimbatore, Cuddalore, Dindigul, Kanyakumari, Madurai, Namakkal, Salem, Thanjavur, Tirunelveli, Vellore, Villupuram, Virudhunagar, Tiruchirappalli, Thoothukudi, Puducherry, Hyderabad, Karimnagar, Khammam, Kodada, Warangal, Agartala, Agra, Aligarh, Allahabad, Bareilly, Ghaziabad, Gorakhpur, Greater Noida, Kanpur, Lucknow, Mathura, Meerut, Moradabad, Noida, Varanasi, Dehradun, Haldwani, Roorkee, Asansol, Burdwan, Durgapur, Hooghly, Kalyani, Kharagpur, Kolkata, Siliguri
08/02/2020  to  09/02/2020 Port Blair, Chirala, Chittoor, Eluru, Gudur, Guntur, Kakinada, Kurnool, Nellore, Ongole, Rajahmundry, Srikakulam, Tadepalligudem, Tirupati, Vijayawada, Visakhapatnam, Vizianagaram, kadapa, Itanagar, Dibrugarh, Guwahati, Jorhat, Silchar, Tezpur, Muzaffarpur, Patna, Purnea, Chandigarh, Bhilai, Bilaspur, Kota, Raipur, New Delhi, Goa, Ahmedabad, Anand, Bhavnagar, Bhuj, Gandhinagar, Mehsana, Rajkot, Surat, Vadodara, Ambala, Faridabad, Hisar, Karnal, Kurukshetra, Panipat, Rohtak, Sonipat, Yamunanagar, Gurugram, Hamirpur, Shimla, Solan, Samba, Srinagar, Bokaro, Dhanbad, Jamshedpur, Ranchi, Bagalkot, Belgaum, Bellary, Bengaluru, Bidar, Chikkaballapur, Hassan, Hubli, Kannur, Kolar, Mangaluru, Manipal, Mysore, Shimoga, Tumkur, Davanagere, Kalaburagi, Alappuzha, Angamaly, Attingal, Chengannur, Ernakulam, Idukki, Kanjirappalli, Kasaragod, Kollam, Kothamangalam, Kottayam, Kozhikode, Malappuram, Muvattupuzha, Palai, Palakkad, Payyannur, Thiruvananthapuram, Thrissur, Bhopal, Gwalior, Indore, Jabalpur, Ujjain, Ahmednagar, Amravati, Aurangabad, Baramati, Jalgaon, Kolhapur, Nagpur, Nanded, Nashik, Navi Mumbai, Pune, Ratnagiri, Sangli, Satara, Solapur, Thane, Imphal, Shillong, Aizawl, Dimapur, Balasore, Berhampur, Bhubaneswar, Cuttack, Rourkela, Sambalpur, Amritsar, Bathinda, Jalandhar, Ludhiana, Mohali, Pathankot, Patiala, Ajmer, Alwar, Bikaner, Jaipur, Jodhpur, Sikar, Udaipur, Gangtok, Ananthapuram, Chennai, Coimbatore, Cuddalore, Dindigul, Kanyakumari, Madurai, Namakkal, Salem, Thanjavur, Tirunelveli, Vellore, Villupuram, Virudhunagar, Tiruchirappalli, Thoothukudi, Puducherry, Hyderabad, Karimnagar, Khammam, Kodada, Warangal, Agartala, Agra, Aligarh, Allahabad, Bareilly, Ghaziabad, Gorakhpur, Greater Noida, Kanpur, Lucknow, Mathura, Meerut, Moradabad, Noida, Varanasi, Dehradun, Haldwani, Roorkee, Asansol, Burdwan, Durgapur, Hooghly, Kalyani, Kharagpur, Kolkata, Siliguri

GATE 2020 Important Dates

EventsStart DateLast Date
Application Form03/09/2019 28/09/2019
Application Form With Late Fee- 05/10/2019
Admit Card Release Date03/01/2020 -
GATE 2020 Exam Date Online Dates
  • 01/02/2020  to  02/02/2020
  • 08/02/2020  to  09/02/2020
  • Declaration of result13/03/2020-
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    GATE 2020 Prospectus

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    Examination Schedule

    Session CodeExamination Date & DayTimePaper(s) Code
    S101 February 2020 (Saturday)09:30 – 12:30 hrs
    (Forenoon Session)
    IN, ME1, MT, PE, PH
    S201 February 2020 (Saturday)14:30 – 17:30 hrs
    (Afternoon Session)
    CY, ME2, PI
    S302 February 2020 (Sunday)09:30 – 12:30 hrs
    (Forenoon Session)
    AR, BM, BT, CH, MA, MN, ST, XE, XL
    S402 February 2020 (Sunday)14:30 – 17:30 hrs
    (Afternoon Session)
    AE, AG, EC, GG
    S508 February 2020 (Saturday)09:30 – 12:30 hrs
    (Forenoon Session)
    EE, EY, TF
    S6 08 February 2020 (Saturday)14:30 – 17:30 hrs
    (Afternoon Session)
    CS
    S709 February 2020 (Sunday)09:30 – 12:30 hrs
    (Forenoon Session)
    CE1
    S809 February 2020 (Sunday)14:30 – 17:30 hrs
    (Afternoon Session)
    CE2


    Important Dates

    Activity
    DayDate
    GATE Online Application Processing System (GOAPS) Website Opens
    Tuesday03rd September 2019
    Closing Date for Submission of (Online) Application (through Website)Saturday28th  September 2019
    Extended Closing Date for Submission of (Online) Application (through Website)Saturday5th October 2019
    Application Last date for Jammu and Kashmir Student Friday8th November 2019
    Last Date for Requesting Change of Examination City (an additional fee will be applicable)
    Friday15th November 2019
    Admit Card will be available in the Online Application Portal (for printing)
    Friday03rd January 2020



    GATE 2020 Application Form

    Application Form Fee

    Details of Application Fee for GATE 2020

    Note: The application fee mentioned above DOES NOT INCLUDE service charges, processing  fees and any other charges that the banks may levy. *PwD means Persons with Disability

    For Examination Centres in India
    On or Before 24th Sept. 2019
    During the Extended Period
    Female / SC / ST / PwD* category candidates
    Rs. 750
    Rs. 1250
    All other candidates
    Rs. 1500
    Rs. 2000
    For Examination Centres outside India (All Candidates) US$ 50 US$ 70
    Dubai and SingaporeUS$ 100

    US$ 120

    Application Form Filling Instructions

     Filling in GATE 2020 Application :

    After due registration, GATE 2020 application must be filled and submitted ONLINE only at  GOAPS.

    Candidates are discouraged from making application through a third person. If someone else  (friend or Internet café person) is filling the application on behalf of the candidate, the candidate must ensure that the data submitted are correct. Based on the earlier experiences, submission through a third person is highly discouraged to ensure an error-free application. 

    (i) Data Requirement for Filling the Application Form: The following data will be required while filling the form at GOAPS: The following data will be required  while filling the form at GOAPS: 

    • Personal information (name, date of birth, personal mobile number, parents’ name, parents’  mobile number, etc.). Please note that the name of the candidate in the application form must exactly be the same as that in the qualifying degree certificate or the certificate issued by the Head of the Department/Institute in which the candidate is pursuing his/her study. GATE 2020 scorecard will be issued as per the name entered in the application form. Prefix/title such as Mr/Shri/Dr/Mrs/Smt, etc. should NOT be used before name.
    • Address for Communication (including PIN code)
    • Eligibility degree details
    • College name and address with PIN code
    • GATE paper (subject)
    • Choice of GATE examination cities
    • A high-quality image of the candidate’s photograph conforming to the requirements specified
    • Good quality image of candidate’s signature conforming to the requirements specified
    • Scanned copy of the Eligibility Certificate in pdf format (Degree Certificate or Provisional

    (ii) Application Filling: The GOAPS allows you to enter the data, save partially filled form, logout, and resume filling the form by logging in again. The GOAPS portal is self-explanatory and userfriendly. Additional help information required in filling various fields in the GOAPS portal will also be made available. 

    (iii) Problems in Login into GOAPS: In case of forgotten user ID or password, follow the  instructions on the GOAPS portal to retrieve them. 

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    GATE 2020 Syllabus

    For details kindly visit official website


    Subjects


    Code: Pepar

    • GA: GENERAL APTITUDE (COMMON TO ALL PAPERS)
    • AE:  Aerospace Engineering
    • PH: PhysicsAG: Agricultural Engineering
    • PI: Production and Industrial Engineering
    • AR: Architecture and Planning
    • ST: Statistics
    • BM: Biomedical Engineering
    • 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 Sc. and Information Technology
    • XE-D: Solid Mechanics
    • CY: Chemistry
    • XE-E: Thermodynamics
    • EC: Electronics and Communication Engg.
    • XE-F: Polymer Science and Engineering
    • EE: Electrical Engineering
    • XE-G: Food Technology
    • EY: Ecology and Evolution
    • XE-H: Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences
    • 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 

    Syllabus Link: View/Download

    GATE 2020 Admit Card

    Admit Card Download Start Date03/01/2020

    Admit Card Download Url

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    GATE 2020 Exam Day Instructions

    Online Dates

    • 01/02/2020  to  02/02/2020
    • 08/02/2020  to  09/02/2020

    Examination Day Instructions


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    • 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, 
      from 3 rd January 2020. Note that the Admit Cards will NOT be sent to the candidates by post/email. 

      • 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 (NO photocopy/scanned copy/NOT an expired document), which was specified during the filling up of the online application (for example: Passport, PAN card, Voter ID, Aadhaar-UID, College ID, Employee ID and Driving License) 
      • The Admit Card is valid if and ONLY if the candidate's photograph and signature images are clear and legible. The photograph on the Admit Card and that in the valid photo identity document should match with the appearance of the candidate on the day of examination. To ensure this, print the Admit Card on an A4 sized paper using a laser printer, preferably a color printer. Both, the GATE 2020 Admit Card and the Original ID proof are essential for entry into the examination hall.
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      GATE 2020 Results

      Result Declaration13/03/2020

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      GATE 2020 Scorecard

       After the declaration of results, the qualified candidates can download their GATE 2020 Scorecards (for the paper which candidates have taken the examination). The GATE 2020 scorecards can be downloaded between 20 March 2020 to 31 May 2020 from the GOAPS portal. It is highly recommended that a softcopy of the scorecard is safely stored by the candidate for all the futuristic uses.

      In case, a GATE qualified candidate requires the soft copy of his/her GATE Scorecard after 31 May 2020 and till 31 December 2020, should pay a fee of 500 (Rupees five hundred only) for obtaining the same.

      There is no provision for the issue of hard copies of the GATE Scorecards.


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