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GATE 2020 Notification, Online Application, Exam Dates, Eligibility, Pattern, Syllabus details are available at Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi has released the official notification of Graduate Aptitude Test of Engineering (GATE) 2020. As per the announcement, the GATE 2020 will be held on 1st, 2nd, 8th and 9th February 2020. GATE 2020 will be held for 25 papers as every year. GATE Online Application Processing System (GOAPS) online application process will be starting from 3rd September 2019. Candidates having the suitable eligibility criteria can apply till 24th September. The extended closing date of the online application process was announced as 1st October. Applicants who are seeking to apply for GATE 2020 can check more details from the following article. Candidates can download GATE Notification 2020 PDF from the IIT Delhi official portal, and check more details from it.

GATE 2020 Notification, Online Application, Exam Dates, Eligibility, Pattern, Syllabus @

GATE 2020 Poster

GATE is the short form of Graduate Aptitude Test of Engineering. Annually GATE exam will be conducted for aspirants seeking to get their Graduate Degree from IITs, NITs, IISCs and other national level organizations. The GATE examination will be conducted by IITs every year. This year IIT Gawhati is conducting the examination. A huge number of aspirants from across India are going to compete for GATE examination every year. This examination will be held for 25 various papers. Candidates can choose their interested subject to get admission.

Every year lakhs of aspirants wishing to get admission in ME/M.Tech courses clash for this examination. This year more than 9 lakh students are expected to clash for GATE 2020. Newly, “Statistics” Paper with Code ST has been introduced from this year. Candidates who are going to apply for GATE examination can select the code ST to apply for statistics paper. Candidates can check the eligibility criteria, application process, and other details from the following article.

IIT Delhi is the organising institute for GATE 2020. Information website for GATE 2020 is GATE 2020 will be conducted on 25 subjects (also referred to as “papers”)

GATE 2020 Important Dates (Official)



GATE Online Application Processing System (GOAPS) Website Opens


3rd September 2019
Closing Date for Submission of (Online) Application (through Website)


24th September 2019

Extended Closing Date for Submission of (Online) Application (through Website) Tuesday 1st October 2019
Last Date for Requesting Change of Examination City (an additional fee will be applicable)


15th November 2019

Admit Card will be available in the Online Application Portal (for printing)


3rd January 2020

GATE 2020 Examination
Forenoon: 9:30 AM to 12:30 PM (Tentative)
Afternoon: 2:30 PM to 5:30 PM (Tentative)


1st February 2020
2nd February 2020
8th February 2020
9th February 2020

Announcement of the Results in the Online Application Portal


16th March 2020

GATE 2020 – Details

Name of the Examination Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering
Commonly Known As GATE
Conducting Institute IIT Delhi
Administered by Jointly by the IISc Bangalore and Seven IITs
Purpose of the Examination Qualifying Examination for M.E./M.Tech/ Ph.D. admissions and PSU Recruitment
Mode of Application Online
Examination Mode Online
Duration of Exam 180 Minutes (3 Hours)
The frequency of Examination Annual
Total Number of GATE Papers 24
Total Number of Questions 65
Marks of Examination 100
The validity of Score/Grade 3 Years
Number of Test Takers Approximately 9 Lakhs
GATE 2020 Official Website

GATE 2020 – Eligibility Criteria

Educational Qualification:

Candidates having the educational qualification of the following degrees are eligible to apply for GATE 2020.

  • Sc (Research)/B.S
  • E./B.Tech/B.Pharm
  • Arch
  • Professional Society Examination (equivalent to B.E./B.Tech/B.Arch)
  • Sc./M.A./MCA or equivalent
  • Integrated M.E/M.Tech (Post – B.Sc)
  • Integrated M.Sc./Intergrated B.S-M.S
  • Integrated M.E./M.Tech or Dual Degree (after Diploma or 10+2)

Age Limit

As per GATE Norms, there is no age limit for GATE examination.


Candidates belong to India can apply for GATE Examination. Apart from that, people from Singapore, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, Nepal, Ethiopia and the United Arab Emirates can apply for the GATE examination.

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GATE Application Fee 2020

S.No Category Application Fee till September 24, 2019 Application fees during extended period (September 24 to October 1, 2019
1 Male Category (General/OBC) and Others Rs. 1500 Rs. 2000
2 SC/ST/PWD and Women (All categories) Rs. 750 Rs. 1250
3 International Students – Dubai and Singapore US$ 100 US$ 120
4 International Students – Addis Ababa, Colombo, Dhaka and Kathmandu US$ 50 US$ 70

GATE Exam Pattern, Syllabus, Marking Scheme 2020

S.No Particulars Details
1 Mode of Exam Online (Computer Based Test)
2 Examination Duration 3 hours
3 Total Number of Papers 24 Papers
4 Section
  • General Aptitude (GA)
  • Subject selected by the candidates
5 Nature of Questions Multiple Choice Questions (MCQs) and Numerical Answer Type (NAT) Questions
6 Total Number of Questions 65 Questions (including 10 questions from General Aptitude)
7 Design of Questions The questions are designed to test the following abilities:

  • Recall
  • Comprehension
  • Application
  • Analysis
  • Synthesis
8 Distribution of Questions in all papers except AR, CY, EY, GG, MA, PH and XL Engineering Mathematics – 15 Marks

Technical Questions – 70 Marks

General Aptitude – 15 Marks

9 Distribution of Questions in all papers AR, CY, EY, GG, MA, PH and XL Questions from Subject Concerned – 85 Marks

General Aptitude – 15 Marks

10 Total Marks 100 Marks
11 Marking Scheme The questions will be worth 1 or 2 marks.
12 Negative Marking 1/3 marks will be deducted for the questions carrying 1 mark while 1/2 marks will be cut for questions carrying 2 marks

Marking Scheme of GATE 2020

S.No Paper Code General Aptitude (GA) Marks Subject Marks Total Marks Total Time
1 AE, AR, AG, BT, CE, CH, CS, CY, EC, EE, EY, GG, IN, MA, ME, MN, MT, PE, PH, PI and TF. 15 85 100 3 Hours
2 XE (Section A + Any Two Sections) 15 15 + 2 x 35 100 3 Hours
3 XL (Section P + Any Two Sections) 15 25 + 2 x 30 100 3 Hours

GATE 2020 Papers & Codes

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

GATE 2020 Paper Codes for XE and XL Papers

XE Paper Sections Code XL Paper Sections Code
Engineering Mathematics (Compulsory) A Chemistry (Compulsory) P
Fluid Mechanics B Biochemistry Q
Materials Science C Botany R
Solid Mechanics D Microbiology S
Thermodynamics E Zoology T
Polymer Science and Engineering F Food Technology U
Food Technology G  –
Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences H  –

Steps to Apply for GATE 2020

  • Gate official portal –;
  • Login with the email ID or mobile number that are in use
  • The enrolment number and password will be sent to the registered email id.
  • Using the ID and password login to the site and form of GATE 2020 examination with required details
  • Attach signature, photograph and required document details according to size suggested
  • Pay the GATE application fee using debit/credit cards.
  • Once check completely and submit the application form.
  • Acknowledgment will be sent to the applicants; take a printout of it for further reference.

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