GATE - Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering Exam

Subject wise courses for GATE

Overview of GATE 2020
Exam Name 
Graduate Aptitude Test In Engineering Exam 
Exam Mode
Online
Exam Frequency
Once in a Year
Duration of Exam
3 hours
Test Takers
10 Lakh Approx
Accepting Colleges
1137 Colleges




GATE 2020: Important Dates [Official], Application, Eligibility, Syllabus, Exam Pattern & Result

What is the Gate Exam?


The full form of the GATE Exam is Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering Exam. GATE Exam is conducted every year to recruit Engineers through GATE. This exam is mandatory for the Graduate Engineers who seek or wish to take admission in the renowned college. It is conducted by the seven IITs(Bombay, Delhi, Kanpur, Guwahati, Kharagpur, Madras and Roorkee) and the Indian Institute of Science(IISc). 

After qualifying the GATE Exam a candidate can pursue his/ her masters in either from one of the best colleges in the nation or can apply and can get recruited in government posts. The GATE score is valid for 3 years. 

GAte conducts Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering Exam every year for the selection for higher studies or PSU jobs. Many of the leading colleges like the IITs take admission in M.Tech through GATE score Card. At the same time, PSUs like ONGC, NPCIL, BPCL, HPCL, NHAI etc. recruit Engineers through GATE Score.


GATE 2020 Exam Dates

GATE 2020 Exam Date has been announced by IIT Delhi on 09 July and has extended the last date for the application from twice on 24 september, 2019. Take a look at gate calendar below:

 

GATE Date 

Event 

3 January, 2020

GATE admit card download to begin

1, 2, 8,9 February, 2020

GATE Exam Day

16 March, 2020

GATE Result announcement 

9 July, 2019

GATE Notification released 

31 August, 2019

GATE Registration started 

28 September, 2019

GATE registration Ended

5 October, 2019

Last date to register with late fee

15 October 2019

GATE Correction window open

November 2020

GATE correction window opened for specific section 

GATE 2020 Syllabus

GATE syllabus was released on the official website by IIT Delhi for all the 24 disciplines. Candidates should check out the detailed syllabus for their respective disciplines to identify and focus on the important topics to be asked in the exam. You can click on links given below to check GATE 2020 Syllabus for the relevant discipline. 

GATE Preparation Fundamentals:

Your learnings and preparation for GATE 2020 is simplified with easy availability of the following: 

  • GATE 2020 Preparation Study Material: Best study material is provided on this app 

  1. Computer Science Engineering (CE) for GATE 2020

  2. Mechanical Engineering (ME) for GATE 2020

  3. Electronics & Communication Engineering (EC) for GATE 2020

  4. Electrical Engineering (EE) for GATE 2020

  5. Civil Engineering (CE) for GATE 2020

GATE 2020 Eligibility criteria

Aspirants can wish to choose any one subject for GATE 2020, out of the 25 papers, they are willing to appear for. Note that a candidate is allowed to appear in only a single paper.


Qualifying degree

Description of eligible candidates 

Year of qualification not later than

BE /B Tech /B Pharm

Currently in the final year or already completed

2019

B Arch

Currently in the final year or already completed

2019

BSc(research) / BS

Currently in the final year or already completed

2019

MSc/MA/MCA or equivalent 

Currently in the final year or already completed

2019

Int ME/M Tech

Currently in the 2nd/ 3rd/ 4th year or already completed

2022

Int ME/ M.Tech or Dual Degree (after Diploma or 10 2)

Currently in the 4th/ 5th year or already completed

2019

Int MSc/ Int BS-MS

Currently in the final year or already completed

2019

Professional Society Examinations* 

(equivalent to BE/B.Tech/B.Arch)

Completed Section A or equivalent of such professional courses

NA


Some of these professional societies / Institutes, which conduct examinations in various fields of engineering, are as follows:

  1. The Institution of Engineers (India)(IE)

  2. The Institution of civil engineering (ICE)

  3. The Institution of Electronics and Telecommunication engineering (IETE)

  4. The Aeronautical Societyof India (AeSI)

  5. The indian institute of Chemical Engineers, including Polymersand Environmental Group(IIChem)

  6. The Indian Institute of industrial Engineering(IIE)

  7. The Indian Institute of Metals(IIM)

GATE Eligibility for international students 

  1. Must have completed or in the final year of postgraduate(Master’s) degree (duration: at least two years) in any relevant science subject, or

  2. Must have completed or in the final year of the bachelor’s degree(duration: at least four years) in engineering/ technology.

GATE 2020 Mock Test

IIT Delhi has released the GATE 2020 Mock Test on 9th november in online mode. GATE Mock Test is available in the form of an online test to help students practice the exam. GATE 2020 mock tests help to score good marks in the exam. The GATE mock test featured the exact pattern, marking scheme and difficulty level of the question paper. The Mock Test of GAE 2020 will help candidates understand how questions are being framed in the exam which will ultimately help students gain the high pitch in scoring good marks. Links for the GATE 2020 Mock Test for various subjects are provided below: 

  • Mock Test Series - Mechanical Engineering (ME) for GATE 2020

Mechanical Engineering (ME) : Mock Test 1 For GATE

Mechanical Engineering (ME) : Mock Test 2 For GATE

Mechanical Engineering (ME) : Mock Test 3 For GATE

Mechanical Engineering (ME) : Mock Test 4 For GATE

Mechanical Engineering (ME) : Mock Test 5 For GATE

Mechanical Engineering (ME) : Mock Test 6 For GATE

Mechanical Engineering (ME) : Mock Test 7 For GATE

Mechanical Engineering (ME) : Mock Test 8 For GATE

Mechanical Engineering (ME) : Mock Test 9 For GATE

Mechanical Engineering (ME) : Mock Test For GATE

  • Mock Test Series - Civil Engineering (CE) for GATE 2020

Civil Engineering (CE) : Mock Test 1 For GATE

Civil Engineering (CE) : Mock Test 2 For GATE

Civil Engineering (CE) : Mock Test 3 For GATE

Civil Engineering (CE) : Mock Test 4 For GATE

Civil Engineering (CE) : Mock Test 5 For GATE

Civil Engineering (CE) : Mock Test 6 For GATE

Civil Engineering (CE) : Mock Test 7 For GATE

Civil Engineering (CE) : Mock Test 8 For GATE

Civil Engineering (CE) : Mock Test 9 For GATE

Civil Engineering (CE) : Mock Test For GATE



GATE 2020 Exam pattern

The Exam Pattern and selection Procedure for gate 2020 is as follow:

  • The GATE Exam for 2020 will be conducted Online.

  • It will be a Computer Based Test(CBT) 

  • You will have a mux of MCO (multiple choice questions) an NAT (numerical Answer Type)

  • You will be asked 65 questions in 3 hours.

  • There will be a negative marking of ⅓ marks for every 1 marks questions.

  • There will be a negative marking of 2/43 marks for every 2 marks question. 

  • The GATE Exam will be a total of 100 marks.

  • The Merit List will be made on the basis of the cut odd and the candidates qualifying it.

Mode of Examination

Online/ Computer Based test

Total Numbers of Questions

65

Maximum Marks 

100

Duration of Exam

3 hours

Sections

General aptitude and subject specific

GATE 2020 Question Paper

GATE 2020 Past Year Papers with answers- Candidates Can download the previous year GATE question papers for all the subjects from below. The question paper and answers are made available for the Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering (GATE) to be held on 1,2,8 and 9 February. Candidates can attempt Past year's GATE question paper test to assess their preparation levels, type of questions, and difficulty level of the exam. The question paper will also help the candidate in the management of time during the exam and enhance their ability to solve the tricky questions. Links for the GATE 2020 Past Year Papers for various subjects are provided below: 





  • Question Papers for Electrical Engineering (EE) GATE 2020

Past Year Paper 2019 ( Electrical Engineering)

Electrical Engineering - (EE) 2018 GATE Paper (Practice Test)

Electrical Engineering (Set 1) - EE 2017 GATE Paper (Practice Test)

Electrical Engineering (Set 2) - EE 2017 GATE Paper (Practice Test)

Electrical Engineering - EE 2016 GATE Paper (Practice Test)

Electrical Engineering - EE 2015 GATE Paper (Practice Test)

Electrical Engineering - EE 2014 GATE Paper (Practice Test)

Electrical Engineering - EE 2013 GATE Paper (Practice Test)

GATE 2020 Admit Card

The GATE organizing authority has issued the gate 2020admit card for the applicants on 3rd January 2020. To download your GATE 2020 admit card you need GOAPS Enrollment ID and password. Make sure you carry an admit card to the exam hall, without admit card, entry in the examination hall is restricted.

To download the GATE 2020 Admit Card, the following steps need to be followed:

  1. Candidates have to visit the hyyp://gate.iitd.ac.in/

  2. Click on the GATE 2020 Admit Card Link.

  3. Enter the registration number and password 

  4. candidate ‘s admit card i'll be displayed on the screen 

  5. Take the printout of the GATE 2020Admit Card.

GATE 2020 Results: 16 March 2020

GATE 2020 result will be declared by IIT Delhi (the exam conducting authority) on 16 March 202. Once released, candidates will be able to check the or GATE result on the official website by logging in using their details. Along with the results, the institute also released category wise GATE qualifying marks. Candidates must note that the score card of GATE 2020 will be issued to only those who will secure marks equal to or above the qualifying marks as per their category. 

GATE 2020 result is the basis for admission to the MTech programmes at the IITs, NITs, and GFTIs as well as recruitment in leading PSUs. Read the article below to know more details about GATE 2020.

GATE 2020 Events

GATE 2020 Dates

Result declaration

16 March 2020

Availability of scorecard

Last week of March 

Last date to download scorecard with late fee

December 2020

GATE 2020 Cutoff

Gate 2019 cutoff was released by IIT Madras for 24 papers with statistics the new entrant. Take a look at GATE cutoff 2019 as released by IIT Madras after the result got declared on 15 March.

Exam Paper

Qualifying marks 

general

Qualifying marks

OBC(NCL)

Qualifying marks

SC/ST/PWD

Aerospace Engineering (AE)

33.5

30.2

22.3

Agricultural Engineering (AG)

28.3

25.5

18.9

Architecture and Planning (AR)

41

36.9

27.3

Biotechnology (BT)

35.9

32.3

23.9

Civil Engineering (CE)

28.2

25.4

18.8

Chemical Engineering (CH)

34.8

31.3

23.2

Computer Science and Information Technology (CS)

29.5

26.6

19.7

Chemistry (CY)

32

28.8

21.3

Electronics and Communication Engineering (EC)

26.7

24

17.8

Electrical Engineering (EE)

39.6

35.6

26.4

Ecology and Evolution (EY)

37.1

33.4

24.7

Geology and Geophysics (GG)

44.5

40.1

29.7

Instrumentation Engineering (IN)

31.9

28.7

21.3

Mathematics (MA)

25

22.5

16.7

Mechanical Engineering (ME)

34.1

30.7

22.7

Mining Engineering (MN)

31.5

28.4

21

Metallurgical Engineering (MT)

53.5

48.1

35.7

Petroleum Engineering (PE)

49.9

44.9

33.3

Physics (PH)

25.2

22.7

16.8

Production and Industrial Engineering (PI)

32.2

29

21.5

Statistics (ST)

32.5

29.2

21.7

Textile Engineering and Fibre Science (TF)

40.1

36.1

26.7

Engineering Sciences (XE-A, B, C, D, E, F, G, H)

26.7

24

17.8

Life Sciences (XL-P, Q, R, S, T, U)

36.7

33

24.5

Frequently Asked Questions for GATE 2020 (FAQ)

Q. For how many papers, a candidate can apply in GATE 2020?

A. A candidate can apply for only ONE (1) of the 25 papers listed in the GATE 2020 Information Brochure or GATE website. The list of subjects is available on shiksha.com. A candidate can appear in a paper appropriate to the discipline of his/her qualifying degree. However, a candidate is free to choose any other paper according to his or her admission plan.

Q. Is a candidate allowed to change his/her GATE Examination Paper after submission of the application?

A. YES, a request for the change of GATE Examination Paper will be entertained against payment. A specific time period for the same will be notified. 

Q. Is a candidate allowed to change his/her GATE Examination City after submission of the application?

A. YES, but only after the last date for submission of application, a request for the change of examination city will be entertained against payment. A specific time period for the same will be notified.

Q. Will a candidate be given a white paper for rough work and calculations during the examination?

A. A scribble pad will be provided to the candidate that can be used to do the rough work which must be returned after the examination.

Q. Will I be allowed to leave the examination hall during the examination?

A. NO, candidates will NOT be allowed to leave the examination hall for any reason during the examination.

Q. Has the GATE pattern changed from previous years'?

A. There is no change in the GATE pattern. GATE exam pattern will help the students to know about types of questions and structure of the exam.

Q. How many total numbers of questions will be asked in the GATE 2020 exam?

A. The GATE paper will have a total of 65 questions.

Q. Are fixed marks allotted to Numeric Answer Type Questions?

A. No, fixed marks aren’t allotted to Numeric Answer type questions, it may vary in between 25 to 40 marks.

Q. What are the best books for the GATE Aptitude section?

A. Following is the list of books for GATE 2020 aptitude section

  • Verbal and Non-verbal reasoning by Dr R S Aggarwal

  • Quantitative aptitude by Dr R S Aggarwal

  • English Grammar and composition by Wren and Martin

Q. How to know the weightage of topics for a particular paper as per the syllabus of GATE 2020?

A. There is no way to know the weightage of topics. As per the syllabus, all topics are given the same weightage.

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