GATE 2020: The word “GATE” stands for Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering. It is important to qualify the exam if any candidate wants to participate in the process of PSU recruitment through GATE. On the other hand, there are many colleges such as IITs, NITs, etc. which offers M.Tech admission through GATE. Candidates should meet GATE exam eligibility in the first place so that they can submit the GATE 2020 application form. Now, you are aware of the GATE full form and some more details. In order to check syllabus, eligibility, question paper in detail check the information available below.
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About GATE 2020
GATE is jointly organised by the Indian Institute of Science (IISc), Bangalore & the seven Indian Institutes of Technology ( Bombay, Kanpur, Guwahati, Kharagpur, Madras, Delhi and Roorkee) on behalf of the National Coordination Board, Department of Higher Education, Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD), Government of India. GATE 2019 was conducted by IIT Madras. The GATE 2020 exam will be conducted by body the IIT Delhi. After qualifying GATE, a candidate becomes eligible for
- Master’s programs and direct Doctoral programs in Engineering/Technology/Architecture.
Doctoral programs in relevant branches of Science, in the institutions supported by the MHRD and other Government agencies.
Some Important Points About GATE Exam
- IIT Delhi will conduct the GATE Exam 2020.
- The GATE score is valid for 3 Years after the declaration of the result.
- The examination is conducted in online mode only that is Computer Based Test (CBT).
- A candidate can appear in any one examination in the same year.
New Changes in GATE 2020
The candidates are informed that the authority has added a new paper of Bio-Medical Engineering (BM) to the list of 24 examinations. Hence, from the year 2020, the examination will be conducted for over 25 subjects namely Aerospace Engineering, Agricultural Engineering, Architecture and Planning, Biotechnology, Civil Engineering, Chemical Engineering, Instrumentation Engineering, Mathematics and Mechanical Engineering and others. This is to be noted that the authority allows one candidate to sit in 1 examination only in any one session.
GATE Important Dates 2020
IIT Delhi has released the official dates for GATE 2020 on the 9th of July 2019. All the official dates have been tabulated below. The candidates, who are aspiring to sit in the examination make sure not to miss any of the important dates.
Commencement of Online Registration of GATE through GATE Online Processing System (GOAPS)
3rd September 2019
Last Date of Submission of Online Registration
24th September 2019
Extended Closing Date for Submission of Application Form
1st October 2019
Final Date to make a request of the change in Exam City
15th November 2019
Issuance of GATE 2020 Admit Card
3rd January 2020
1st, 2nd, 8th and 9th February 2020
Release of GATE 2020 Result
16th March 2020
GATE Exam Eligibility Criteria
In order to apply for the exam, one should meet the GATE exam eligibility. If any candidate is found non-eligible at any stage of the exam then his/ her candidature will be cancelled. Hence, candidates should refer to the GATE 2020 notification so that they can get the information in detail. The eligibility criteria for GATE exam is different for different programmes. To know more about the GATE qualifications, check the table available below.
GATE Exam Eligibility
|Qualifying Degree||Qualifying Degree/ Examination||Description of Eligible Candidates||Years of Qualification not later than|
|B.E./ B.Tech./ B.Pharm.||Degree holders in Engineering/ Technology (4 years after 10+2 or 3 years after B.Sc./ Diplomain Engineering/ Technology)||Currently, in the final year or already completed||2020|
|B. Arch.||Bachelor’s degree holders of Architecture (5 years course)||In the final year or already completed||2020|
|B.Sc.(Research)/B.S.||Bachelor’s degree in Science (Post-Diploma/ 4 years after 10+2)||In the final year or already completed||2020|
|D. Pharm. (after 10+2)||6 years program, consisting of internship or residency training during the sixth year||Currently, in the 4th, 5th, 6th year or already completed||2022|
|M.Sc./M.A./MCA or Equivalent||Master’s degree in any branch of Science/ Mathematics/ Statistics/ Computer Applications or equivalent||In the final year or already completed||2020|
|Integrated M.E. / M.Tech. (Post-B.Sc.)||Integrated Master’s degree program or Dual Degree program in Engineering/ Technology (5 years program)||Currently, in the 2nd, 3rd, 4th year or already completed||2022|
|Integrated M.Sc./ Integrated B.S.-M.S.||Integrated M.Sc. or 5 years integrated B.S.-M.S. program||In the final year or already completed||2020|
|Integrated 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||2021|
|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 Engineers- India, AMICE by the Institute of Civil Engineers-India and soon)||Completed Section A or equivalent of such professional courses||NA|
GATE (GOAPS) 2020 Application Form
Candidates have to fill the application form of GATE exam so that they can take part in the admission or recruitment process. GATE application form 2020 shall be available in online mode only. While filling the information in the online form make sure that it is true in all respect. Try to exercise the GATE Registration process as soon as possible in order to avoid the last minute hassle. Upload files such as photograph, signature, certificate of qualifying degree, category certificate(SC/ ST/ PwD) in the required format/size.
After filling the application form, candidates will have to pay the requisite fee. Without paying the fee of GATE online application form no candidate will be able to submit the form. Thus, pay the fee using Net Banking/ Debit Card/ Credit card, etc. The application fee is neither refundable nor transferable in any condition.
|For Examination Centres in India|
|Particulars||On or Before the last date||After the last date|
|All other candidates||Rs. 1500/-||Rs. 2000/-|
|SC/ ST/ PwD* category candidates||Rs. 750/-||Rs. 1250/-|
|Female candidates||Rs. 750/-||Rs. 1250/-|
|For Examination Centres Outside India|
|Addis Ababa, Colombo, Dhaka, and Kathmandu||US$ 50||US$ 70|
|Dubai and Singapore||US$ 100||US$ 120|
GATE Admit Card 2020
Candidates have to download GATE admit card for appearing in the examination. In other words, no one will get permission to sit for the exam without admit card. We will update the GATE admit card release date when it will be available. In order to download the GOAPS GATE admit card candidates have to provide the required details.
The admit card will be available through GATE 2020 login without which no one candidate can download the same. After filling the form, check the website from time to time to get the updates. GATE exam admit card 2020 will be available in online mode only & no candidate will receive it either through email or post.
GATE Exam Centers/ Cities
For appearing in the examination, it is important to select GATE 2020 Exam Center. Try to submit the application form as soon as possible so that you can get the desired exam center. A candidate will get the option to choose 3 cities from the list of GATE exam cities 2020. If a candidate selects a city as a 1st choice, then in 2nd choice he/she will have to choose a city from the same zone.
While selecting the 3rd city he/ she can choose any city from the GATE exam centre list. Choose a city where you can reach easily so that you can appear in the exam without facing any hassle. A few names of the exam centres are Agra, Allahabad, New Delhi, Mathura, and others. In order to check more details on the exam cities of GATE click on the link available in this paragraph.
GATE Exam Pattern
GATE is a Computer Based Test (CBT) which means it is conducted only in online mode. Candidates will get permission to occupy their seats 40 minutes before the start of the exam. Candidates should make sure that they carry all the required things inside the exam hall in the first place. Further, the window to log in the account and read instruction will activate 20 minutes before the exam. GATE exam pattern for EEE, CSE, Mechanical, Civil, ECE Engineering, etc. will be the same.
There will be 65 questions & candidates will get 3 hours time to solve the same. The GATE question paper will be of a total of 100 marks. There will be a provision of negative marking. If a candidate will mark the wrong answer for 1 mark question then 1/3 marks will be deducted. On the other hand, if he/ she will mark the wrong answer for 2 marks question then 2/3 marks will be deducted.
Note: There will be no negative marking for the Numerical Answer Type (NAT) question.
GATE Syllabus 2020
The syllabus of GATE contains all the important topics from the examination point of view. A candidate should have an eye on those topics so that they can prepare in a better way for the exam. GATE Syllabus PDF will also be available after the release of the notification. The syllabus for the different examination will be different. Hence, separate PDF of GATE 2020 syllabus will be made available in online mode.
Apart from the syllabus, one should also refer to the previous year questions papers or sample papers. It will help them in improving their performance. It is expected that the GATE exam syllabus will be the same as last year’s syllabus. GATE syllabus for Mechanical Engineering (ME), Electrical Engineering (EEE), Computer Science Engineering (CSE), Civil Engineering, etc. in PDF format.
GATE Question Paper/ Sample Paper
It is important to have to look at the GATE previous year question paper so that candidates can have an idea of the type of questions. Along with preparing the subjects, it is equally important to solve the GATE sample question paper as much as you can. It will give information about GATE question paper pattern which will help the candidates to predict the difficulty level as well. The sample papers are easily available online at different websites. On the other hand, stationery shops also keep sets of GATE mock test paper. Hence, candidates can purchase them and practice regularly in order to score good marks in the exam.
GATE 2020 Answer Key
Most of the candidates search for the GATE question paper with a response sheet after the exam. GATE 2020 sheet will be available so that candidates can match their answers. Using GATE official answer key one can predict his/her marks in the exam. However, some coaching institutes such as Made Easy, Gate Forum, etc. will release the GATE answer key on the exam day itself. Thus, candidates can also download Made Easy GATE 2020 answer key to check the marks on the same day.
But we will recommend to cross-check the response with the official GATE answer key again. It is because you will be more sure about the marks in the exam. On the other hand, it will also help to predict the rank.
GATE Result 2020
GATE Result will be available after a few days of the completion of the exam. While checking the GATE 2020 Result make use of the correct details such as Registration/ Roll Number, Date of Birth, etc. The GATE result link will be available on the website of GOAPS. In other words, the result will release online and hence no candidate will receive the same either through post or email. However, candidates will get to know about the GATE result release date after the release of the advertisement.
GATE Score Card 2020
The concerned authority will release the GATE scorecard so that candidates can get to know about their marks. The score card of GATE will release after the declaration of the result. In fact, GATE 2020 score card will also release online. Hence it will be easy for the candidates to access the same. Those who have the question “how to download GATE scorecard” in their mind can use the link available to get the information in detail. The score card will be valid for 3 years from the date of release of the result.
GATE Cut Off
In order to get a for admission in IIT, NIT, or any other Government/Private Institutes for M.Tech one should have to qualify the GATE Cut Off 2020. On the other hand, PSUs will call only such candidates for interview who will clear the GATE cut off for PSUs. So, make sure that you study with such focus and hard work so that you can qualify the cutoff marks.
GATE cut off for IIT, NIT, etc. will be different. In fact, the cutoff marks will vary from branch to branch & from college to college. Candidates can refer to GATE previous year cut off so that they can have a tentative idea of qualifying marks. While preparing for the exam, study the subjects considering the syllabus, cutoff, and others.
GATE Counselling 2020
Those who want to apply for admission in M.Tech. or Doctoral programs will participate in the counselling. Centralized Counselling for M.Tech./ M.Arch./ M.Plan./ M.Des. (CCMT) is a platform for candidates to apply for the counselling on the basis of their scorecard. Only such candidates will take part in the counselling process who shall qualify the examination. Check the website in a regular manner in order to get to know about the GATE 2020 counselling dates.
In order to know about the GATE counselling process, you can click on the link available in this section. Candidates should have all the essential documents which will be required at the time of the document. If any candidate fails to present any document, reach the venue, etc. then his/ her candidature shall be liable for cancellation.