GATE 2020 – Exam Date, Eligibility, Application Form, Exam Pattern, Syllabus, Admit Card, Result, Score Card

GATE 2020 – IIT Delhi has been released GATE 2020 exam date. Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering (GATE) 2020 exam will be conducted on February 1, 2, 8 and 9. Application form for GATE 2020 will be available at online form 3 September 2019. GATE Admit card 2020 will be download on GOASP website on 03 January 2020. GATE 2020 Result will be announced by IIT Delhi on 16 March 2020. This entrance examination is conducted to get admission for M.E./M.Tech./Ph.D. Students should register themselves for GATE examination through the GATE Online Application Processing System (GOAPS). Candidates can get here more details here like exam date, eligibility, exam pattern, syllabus, application form, admit card, exam centres, result, etc.,


About GATE 2020

Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering is a national level postgraduate entrance examination. GATE will be jointly conducted by the Indian Institute of Science (IISc), Bangalore and seven Indian Institute of Technology. It is a mandatory examination for getting admission and financial assistance to the Master’s programs and Doctoral programs in the fields of Engineering, Technology, Architecture. Many Public Sector Undertakings (PSUs) have been using the GATE examination score in their recruitment process.

GATE 2020 Exam

Important Dates of GATE 2020

Events Days Dates
Opening Date of GATE Online Application Processing System (GOAPS) Tuesday 03 September 2019
Closing Date for Submission of Online Application Tuesday 24 September 2019
Extended Closing Date of Submission Application Tuesday 01 October 2019
Correction Date for applicant’s status/category/gender (with applicable fees)

Last Week of October to 1st week of November
Last Date for Change of Examination City Friday 15 November 2019
Downloading of Admit Card Friday 03 January 2020
GATE 2020 Examination Saturday




01 February 2020


02 February 2020

08 February 2020

09 February 2020


Announcement of Result Monday 16 March 2020

Latest Announcements of GATE 2020

  • GATE 2019 has been conducted by the IIT Madras. This year IIT Delhi has been taken the responsibility to conduct the GATE 2020 entrance examination.
  • In 2020, the GATE 2020 examination will be conducted for 25 papers in the engineering disciplines. Biomedical Engineering is a new paper has been added to the list of subjects.
  • In GATE 2020, there are 6 international test centres has been introduced i.e., Addis Ababa, Colombo, Dhaka, Dubai, Kathmandu, and Singapore.

GATE 2020 Eligibility Criteria

Before starting to fill the application form, the candidate must ensure that he/she fulfill the below mentioned general and educational criteria.

  • Students who are currently studying or already completed their studies from the India and Foreign nationals are eligible to apply GATE 2020 examination.
  • Candidates who have obtained/are pursuing their degree from countries other than India should satisfy the below-mentioned
  • Must have completed or are in the final year of their undergraduate degree in Engineering / Technology (at least 4 years).
  • Must have completed or are in the final year of their postgraduate degree in any respective subjects in the field of science.
Age Limit

There is no age limit to participate in the GATE 2020 examination

Educational Qualifications

Educational requirements are listed below in the candidate’s undergraduate and postgraduate course wise as follows.

Qualifying Degree Examination Details of Eligible Candidates Year of Qualification not later than
B.E / B. Tech / B. Pharm Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering/Technology (4 years) Completed / Pursuing in the final year 2020
B. Arch Bachelor’s Degree in Architecture (5 years) Completed / Pursuing in the final year 2020
B. Sc. (Research) / B.S Bachelor’s Degree in Science (4 years) Completed / Pursuing in the final year 2020
M.A / M. Sc / M.C.A Master’s Degree in Science/Mathematics/Statistics/Computer Applications Completed / Pursuing in the final year 2020
Int. M.E / M. Tech (Post – B.Sc.) Post-B. Sc Integrated Master’s Degree (4 years) Completed / Pursuing in the 2nd, 3rd, 4th year 2022
Int. M.E / M. Tech or Dual Degree Integrated Master’s Degree or Dual Degree programs (5 years) Completed / Pursuing in the 4th and 5th year 2021
Int. M. Sc / Int. B.S – M.S Integrated M. Sc or B.S – M.S Program (5 years) Completed / Pursuing in the final year 2020

Professional Society Examinations (equivalent to B.E/B.Tech./B.Arch.)

There are some Professional Societies / Institutions is conducting the examination in the various fields of engineering, it can be listed as follows.

  • The Institution of Civil Engineers (ICE)
  • The Aeronautical Society of India (AeSI)
  • Indian Institute of Metals (IIM), etc.,

Note: All the eligibility documents have to be uploaded only while filling the online application form.

GATE 2020 Application Form

The entire process of filling the application form will be in online mode other offline mode applications are not accepted by the authority. The online application form filling process has three or four stages to complete the whole process i.e.,

  1. Online Registration
  2. Upload the necessary documents
  3. Pay the application fees
  4. Print the confirmation page

Click here to apply GATE 2020 Application Form

Step 1: Registration at GOAPS

Before starting to fill the application form, the student should register at the GATE Online Application Processing System (GOAPS). In this stage candidates have to provide their full name, email address, mobile number, etc., The generated enrollment ID and password are will be sent to the registered mail id. These ID and password are the candidate’s login credentials to fill the application process of the GATE 2020 examination.

Step 2: Upload the Documents

After the registration process, candidates should need to log in the GOASP website for filling the GATE Application Form 2020. Candidates are advised to fill the application form carefully with free from mistakes and error information. In this stage, applicants should upload some necessary documents at the time of form filling. Their important documents are listed as follows.

Necessary Documents
  • Candidate’s Photograph (3.5 cm Width X 4.5 cm Height)
  • Candidate’s signature (Height X Width -> 70~80%)
  • Eligibility Certificates
  • Category Certificate
  • Valid Identity Document (Aadhar card, Voter ID, PAN card, etc.,)

Note: The maximum size for a candidate’s photograph JPEG can be 480X640 in pixels and minimum size can be 240X320 pixels. The background color must be a white or light color. The maximum size of a candidate’s signature can be 160X560 in pixels and minimum size should be 80X280 in pixels.

Step 3: GATE 2020 Application Fees

The application fees of GATE examination is neither refundable nor transferable. The application fees will be paid in the online mode through credit/debit/net banking. Application fees of GATE 2020 examination as listed below as tabular format.

Categories Application Fees During the Extended Period
Female candidates Rs. 750/- Rs. 1250/-
Scheduled Caste / Scheduled Tribes / PwD candidates Rs. 750/- Rs. 1250/-
Application Fees for Candidates from outside India
All Category Application Fees During the Extended Period
Addis Ababa, Colombo, Dhaka, and Kathmandu US$ 50 US$ 70
Dubai and Singapore US$ 100 US$ 120
Step 4: Print Confirmation Page

Candidates are advised to check and ensure that all the details and uploaded documents there is no error in that process. If the application once submitted, it cannot be changed/rectified. If all the details have been verified by the candidate, then can submit the application form. Finally, take a printout the confirmation page of the filled application and the payment successful receipt from the GOASP website. For updated notification regarding GATE exam 2020 time to time visit the official page of the GATE organizing institute (IIT Delhi).

Note: Candidates can make the corrections on the application form after the exam conducting authority will announce to notification of application form correction. Approximately the application correction window tentatively will be open in the last week of November. At that time candidates can change their details like gender/caste/exam city within the stipulated time.

GATE 2020 Papers

GATE 2020 examination have the syllabus from the 25 subjects. All the list of subjects is listed below in the tabular format.

GATE Paper Paper Code GATE Paper Paper Code
Aerospace Engineering AE Instrumentation Engineering IN
Agricultural Engineering AG Mathematics MA
Architecture Engineering AR Mechanical Engineering ME
Bio- Medical Engineering BM Mining Engineering MN
Biotechnology BT Metallurgical Engineering MT
Civil Engineering CE Petroleum Engineering PE
Chemical Engineering CH Physics PH
Computer Science & Information Technology CS Production and Industrial Engineering PI
Chemistry CY Statistics ST
Electronics and Communication Engineering EC Textile Engineering and Fibre Science TF
Electrical Engineering EE Engineering Sciences XE*
Ecology and Evolution EY Life Sciences XL**
Geology and Geophysics GG

Note: For XE paper sections has the Engineering Mathematics is the compulsory subject with followed by any two optional selection of subjects. For XL paper sections have the Chemistry is the compulsory subject with followed by any two optional selection of subjects. CE and ME examinations may be conducted in multiple sessions. A candidate is allowed to appear in only one specified session.

GATE 2020 Exam Pattern

GATE 2020 examination will be conducted hereafter on 25 papers in the various fields of engineering subjects. The question paper may be designed in the below-mentioned topics i.e.,

  • Analysis and Synthesis
  • Application
  • Comprehension and Recall

GATE exam pattern categorized into two types i.e., Multiple Choice Questions and Numerical Type Questions from the available papers. The entire details about the pattern of the GATE exam described as follows.

Summary of GATE Exam Pattern
Examination Name Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering (GATE)
Exam Conducting Institution Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi
Mode of Examination Computer Based Test (CBT)
Language of Paper English
Number of Subjects 25
Total Questions 65
Time Duration 03 Hours
Question Types
  • Multiple Choice Questions (MCQ)
  •  Numerical Answer Type (NAT)
Question Paper Sections
  •  General Aptitude
  • Technical Subject (Selected by candidates)
  • Engineering Mathematics (Except for Papers AR, CY, EY, GG, MA, PH, ST, XL)
Total Marks 100
Negative Marks MCQ Section only
Design Pattern of Questions

Normally the exam pattern has the three sections i.e., General Aptitude, Technical + Engineering Mathematics. The exam pattern may be varied based on the selected subjects by the candidates. The 15% questions from the General Aptitude will be common for all the question paper sections with. The basic exam pattern for all the selected subjects is listed below.

Paper Code Design of Question Pattern
AE, AG, BT, CH, CE, CS, EC, EE, IN, ME, MN, MT, PI, PE, ST, TF and XE General Aptitude – 15%

Engineering Mathematics – 15%

Selected Subject – 75%

AR, CY, GG, EY, MA, PH and XL General Aptitude – 15%

Selected Subject – 85%

GATE 2020 Marking Scheme

The negative marks will be only the Multiple Choice Questions only. Both the MCQ and NAT have a combination of 1 and 2 marks questions.

Question Types Negative Marks
Multiple Choice Questions (MCQ) For 1 Mark Questions

  • Correct Answer: +1 Mark
  • Incorrect Answer: -1/3 Marks

For 2 Mark Questions

  •  Correct Answer: +2 Marks
  • Incorrect Answer: -2/3 Marks

GATE 2020 Marking Distribution

General Aptitude (15 Marks)

GA questions carry a total of 15 marks which 5 questions carrying 1 mark weightage and remaining 5 questions carrying 2 marks weightage.

Question Papers other than GG, XE, and XL (85 Marks + 15 Marks (GA))

These papers contain totally 25 questions with 1 mark weightage and 30 questions carrying 2 marks. There is totally subtotal of 85 marks.

Geology and Geophysics (GG) Paper (85 Marks + 15 Marks (GA))

GG paper consists of two parts i.e., PART A and PART B. PART A is compulsory for this paper. The PART B is divided into two sections. i.e., Section-1 (Geology) and Section-2 (Geophysics). PART A contains 25 questions with 1 mark weightage and 30 questions carrying the 2 marks weightage. There is totally subtotal of 85 marks.

Engineering Sciences (XE) Paper
General Aptitude – GA carrying a total of 15 marks.
Engineering Mathematics (Compulsory) – It contains 11 questions carrying a total of 15 marks. First 7 questions with 1 mark weightage and remaining 4 questions carrying 2 marks weightage.
Optional Two Subjects – It contains 22 questions carrying a total of 35 marks. First 9 questions with 1 mark weightage and remaining 13 questions carrying 2 marks weightage.
Engineering Sciences (XL) Paper
General Aptitude – GA carrying a total of 15 marks.
Chemistry (Compulsory) – it contains 15 questions carrying a total of 25 marks. First 5 questions with 1 mark weightage and remaining 10 questions carrying 2 marks weightage.
Optional Two Subjects – It contains 20 questions carrying a total of 30 marks. First 10 questions with 1 mark weightage and remaining 10 questions carrying 2 marks weightage.

GATE 2020 Exam Syllabus

In GATE 2020 examination the questions will be asked by the candidate’s selected subject. There are some important topics are listed below to prepare the examination purposes based on the candidate’s selected subjects.

Papers Syllabus
Aerospace Engineering Fourier Series, Laplace Transforms, Dynamic Stability, etc.,
Agricultural Engineering Soil and Water Conservation, Farm Machinery, Farm Power, etc.,
Architecture and Planning Engineering Urban Design, Planning Techniques, Building and Structures, etc.,
Biotechnology Plant and Animal Biotechnology, General Biotechnology, Recombinant DNA technology, etc.,
Bio-Medical Engineering Signal and Systems, Analog and Digital Electronics, Biomechanics, etc.,
Civil Engineering Structural Engineering, Environmental and Geomatics Engineering, etc.,
Chemical Engineering Heat and Mass Transfer, Plant Design and Economics, Chemical Technology, etc.,
Computer Science and Information Technology Compiler Design, Algorithm, Digital Logic, Operating System, Databases, etc.,
Chemistry Physical Chemistry, Organic and Inorganic Chemistry.
Electronics and Communication Engineering Analog Circuits, Control System, Electromagnetics, Communication, etc.,
Electrical Engineering Electrical Circuits, Power Systems, Electrical Machines, Power Electronics, etc.,
Ecology and Evolution Mathematics and Quantitative Ecology, Behavior Ecology, etc.,
Geology and Geophysics Geology, Geophysics.
Instrumentation Engineering Signals and Systems, Measurements, Analog and Digital Electronics, etc.,
Mathematical Algebra, Topology, Complex Analysis, Numerical Analysis, etc.,
Mechanical Engineering Applied Mechanics and Design, Fluid Mechanics, Thermal Science, etc.,
Mining Engineering Mine Development Surveying, Mining methods and Machinery, Surface Environment, etc.,
Metallurgical Engineering Physical Metallurgy, Manufacturing Process, Mechanical Metallurgy, etc.,
Physics Electromagnetic Theory, Quantum Mechanics, Classical Mechanics, Solid State Physics, etc.,
Production and Industrial Engineering Quality and Reliability, Industrial Engineering, Manufacturing Processes, etc.,
Engineering Sciences Internal Flows, Material Types, Ideal Gas Mixtures, Polymer testing, Food Microbiology, etc.,
Life Sciences Ecology, Microbial Genetics, Plant Pathology, Reaction Kinetics, Ecology and Environment, etc.,

GATE 2020 Admit Card

The GATE 2020 Examination admit card will be released on 04 January 2020. Candidates can download the GATE 2020 admit card/hall ticket from the official page of the IIT Delhi. Admit card is the mandatory thing for participating in the GATE 2020 examination. If candidates want to download the admit card should log in into the GOAPS website. Students can download the GATE Admit card 2020 by providing the login credentials on the GOAPS official admit card download page.

GATE 2020 Admit Card

How to download GATE 2020 Admit card

Students should follow the below-mentioned instructions for how to download the GATE Admit card 2020.

  1. Go to the GOAPS website
  2. Search appropriate link for GATE 2020 admit card download
  3. Enter the enrollment ID and password
  4. Admit card will be open on the screen
  5. Take a more than 4 number of copies of the Admit card
Details Printed on the GATE 2020 Admit Card

Aspirants should check the below-mentioned details have been printed on the GATE Admit Card 2020.

  • Candidate’s Name & Roll Number
  • Candidate’s Photograph & Signature
  • Examination Date
  • Exam Conducting Venue
  • Examination Centre Details
  • Subject Name & Subject Code

GATE 2020 Exam Centres

The examination cities will be allotted across over India and outside India. The GATE exam authority has categorized the examination conducting cities derived from the 8 zones. Candidates can choose the three examination cities as per their wishes. The examination cities will be in 8 zones i.e., IISc Bangalore, IIT Bombay, IIT Delhi, IIT Guwahati, IIT Kanpur, IIT Kharagpur, IIT Madras, IIT Roorkee, and outside India such as the Addis Ababa (Ethiopia), Colombo (Sri Lanka), Dhaka (Bangladesh), Dubai (UAE), Kathmandu (Nepal), Singapore.

GATE 2020 Exam Preparations

Examiners should be aware of the examination pattern and important study materials for the purpose of preparing the examination. There are some necessary things are mentioned below for how to prepare themselves to achieve success in the exam and get a high score in the upcoming GATE 2020 Examination.

  • Students should first prepare a study schedule. Based on the selected subjects, students should have to collect information about the basic and important topics related to those subjects.
  • Candidates should prepare and practice the GATE previous year question papers to get some extra ideas to the examination.
  • There are lots of mock-up tests will be available on the internet. Students should have to make a plan and practice themselves by preparing and taking various online mock-up and sample papers test.

Check here GATE Previous Year Question Papers

GATE 2020 Result

GATE 2020 Result will be released by the IIT Delhi after the examination has been concluding. It will announce on 16 March 2020. Before that, the answer key for GATE 2020 Exam may download at the official webpage of IIT Delhi. However, the GATE 2020 result will be based on the final answer key. Students can be check and download the result by using their login enrollment ID and password.

GATE 2020 Result

How to check and download the GATE 2020 Result

Candidates should follow the below mentioned simple steps for how to download the GATE 2020 Result.

  1. Visit the GOAPS website
  2. Provide the enrollment ID and Password
  3. GATE 2020 Result will be open on the screen
  4. Take a printout for future references

GATE 2020 Score Card

The GATE 2020 scorecard shall release by the concerned authority after the announcement of the GATE Result 2020. The scorecard has contained details about the marks obtained from the GATE 2020 Examination and an overall rank of the candidates. Candidates can download it from the GOAPS approximately after a week from the declaration of the GATE 2020 Result. GATE 2020 score is valid for THREE YEARS from the announcement of the GATE 2020 Result.

Details Printed on GATE Score Card 2020

It can hold important details about the examination and candidates. From this scorecard, students can know the candidate’s result report and overall rank. The important details are listed as follows

  • Candidate’s Name and Roll Number
  • GATE Score
  • GATE All India Rank
  • Community rank, etc.,

According to the merit list candidates will be shortlisted to the counselling process. Shortlisted candidates will be call for the counselling process based on the GATE score. Approximately the counselling process will be conducted in the month of April 2020.

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