GATE Entrance Exam

GATE Entrance Exam -Exam Dates, Eligibility, Syllabus, Application Form, Cutoff And More
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Exam Summary GATE 2020

Topic Details
Exam Name Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering
Commonly Known AsGATE
Official Website
Exam Type All India Level
Exam Frequency1Year
Mode of ExamOnline
Exam Duration3hours
Exam DateFebruary 1, 2, 8, and 9, 2020

About GATE Entrance Exam

GATE examination includes many branches such as electronics, IT, computer science, civil, electrical, mechanics and the list is never ending. You have to prepare well so as to perform the best in the entrances. The exams held by several universities and institutes are tough as compared to the general admissions. The principles, laws, facts and formulas are to be kept into mind while you appear for this exam.

GATE Entrance Exam Eligibility Criteria

Qualifying DegreeQualifying Degree/Examination (Descriptive)Description of Eligible candidatesYear of Qualification cannot be later than
B.E./B.Tech./B.Pharm.Bachelor’s degree holders in Engineering/ Technology  (4 years after 10+2 or 3 years after Diploma in Engineering/Technology)Currently in the final year or already completed2019
B. Arch.Bachelor’s degree holders of Architecture (Five years course)Currently in the final year or already completed2019
B.Sc. (Research)/ B.S.Bachelor’s degree in Science(Post-Diploma/4 years after 10+2)Currently in the 4th year or already completed2019
M. Sc./M.A./MCA or equivalentMaster’s degree in any branch of Science/Mathematics / Statistics / Computer Applications or equivalentCurrently in the final year or already completed2019
Int. M.E/M.Tech(Post-B.Sc.)Post-BSc Integrated Master’s degree programs in Engineering / Technology (Four year program)Currently in the 2nd/3rd/4thyear or already completed2021
Int. M.E./ M.Tech or Dual Degree(after Diploma or 10+2)Integrated Master’s degree programCurrently in the 4th/5th year or already completed2020
Int. M.Sc/Int. B.S.-M.S.Integrated M.Sc. or Five year integrated B.S.-M.S. programCurrently in the final year or already completed2019

GATE Entrance Exam Dates

Start Date for GATE Application Form Through GOAPS1st September 2019
Last Date for GATE Application Form28th September 2019
Application correction15th October 2019
Corrections of Gender / Category / PwD Status / Dyslexia and other similar learning disabilities4th week of October – 1st week of November 2018
Requesting Change of Examination City (an additional fee will be applicable)15th November 2019
Mock Test ReleaseNovember 2019
GATE Admit Card Availability3rd January 2020
Exam Date1st, 2nd, 8th or 9th February 2020
Announcement of Results16th March 2020
Release of Answer Key February 2020
Score Card Release 20th March 2020 to 31st May 2020
Counselling Starts1st week of April 2020

GATE Entrance Exam Pattern

  • In all papers, there will be a total of 65 questions, out of which 10 questions carrying a total of 15 marks will be in General Aptitude.
  • Engineering Mathematics will carry around 15% weightage out of the total marks, the general aptitude section will carry 15% of the total marks and the remaining 70% of the total marks will be devoted to the subject of the paper.
  • The general aptitude section will carry 15% of the total marks and the remaining 85% of the total marks will be devoted to the subject of the paper.
  • For a wrong answer chosen in an MCQ, there will be negative marking. For 1 mark MCQ, 1/3 mark will be deducted for a wrong answer.

GATE Entrance Exam Syllabus

General Aptitude (GA) : Common in all papers
AE: Aerospace EngineeringPH: Physics
AG: Agricultural EngineeringPI: Production and Industrial Engineering
AR: Architecture and PlanningTF: Textile Engineering and Fibre Science
BT: BiotechnologyXE -A: Engineering Mathematics
CE: Civil EngineeringXE-B: Fluid Mechanics
CH: Chemical EngineeringXE-C: Materials Science
CS: Computer Sc. and Information TechnologyXE-D: Solid Mechanics
CY: ChemistryXE-E: Thermodynamics
EC: Electronics and Communication EngineeringXE-F: Polymer Science and Engineering
EE: Electrical EngineeringXE – G: Food Technology
EY: Ecology and EvolutionXE – H: Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences
GG: Geology and GeophysicsXL – P: Chemistry
IN: Instrumentation EngineeringXL-Q: Biochemistry
MA: MathematicsXL-R: Botany
ME: Mechanical EngineeringXL – S: Microbiology
MN: Mining EngineeringXL – T: Zoology
MT: Metallurgical EngineeringXL – U: Food Technology
PE: Petroleum Engineering

GATE Entrance Exam Tips

  • GATE examination consists only of multiple and numerical answer type questions, hence only correct answer fetches marks.
  • Practice previous year question papers and analyze the weak topics and concentrate more on those topics. Candidates must try to solve the papers in a given time limit to obtain an idea as to how many questions are solved within the allotted time.
  • Impart equal emphasis on both theory and numerical problems. Browse through the GATE syllabus for topics allotted more weightage and prepare them.
  • Group Study is an effective way to brush up knowledge about technical topics with fellow partners and also helps to explore new techniques and methods to better understand the topics.
  • Do not make wild guess as there is negative marking associated with the questions.
  • Prepare the list of important definitions, equations, derivations, theorems, laws in every subject.
  • Pay more attention while attempting linked and common data questions.

GATE Entrance Exam Practice Question Papers and Answer Keys

Exam NameQues Paper LinksAnswer Key Link
Aerospace Engineering (AE)Question PaperAnswer Key