Exam Summary GATE 2020
|Exam Name||Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering|
|Commonly Known As||GATE|
|Exam Type||All India Level|
|Mode of Exam||Online|
|Exam Date||February 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 Degree||Qualifying Degree/Examination (Descriptive)||Description of Eligible candidates||Year 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 completed||2019|
|B. Arch.||Bachelor’s degree holders of Architecture (Five years course)||Currently in the final year or already completed||2019|
|B.Sc. (Research)/ B.S.||Bachelor’s degree in Science(Post-Diploma/4 years after 10+2)||Currently in the 4th year or already completed||2019|
|M. Sc./M.A./MCA or equivalent||Master’s degree in any branch of Science/Mathematics / Statistics / Computer Applications or equivalent||Currently in the final year or already completed||2019|
|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 completed||2021|
|Int. M.E./ M.Tech or Dual Degree(after Diploma or 10+2)||Integrated Master’s degree program||Currently in the 4th/5th year or already completed||2020|
|Int. M.Sc/Int. B.S.-M.S.||Integrated M.Sc. or Five year integrated B.S.-M.S. program||Currently in the final year or already completed||2019|
GATE Entrance Exam Dates
|Start Date for GATE Application Form Through GOAPS||1st September 2019|
|Last Date for GATE Application Form||28th September 2019|
|Application correction||15th October 2019|
|Corrections of Gender / Category / PwD Status / Dyslexia and other similar learning disabilities||4th week of October – 1st week of November 2018|
|Requesting Change of Examination City (an additional fee will be applicable)||15th November 2019|
|Mock Test Release||November 2019|
|GATE Admit Card Availability||3rd January 2020|
|Exam Date||1st, 2nd, 8th or 9th February 2020|
|Announcement of Results||16th March 2020|
|Release of Answer Key||February 2020|
|Score Card Release||20th March 2020 to 31st May 2020|
|Counselling Starts||1st 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 Engineering||PH: Physics|
|AG: Agricultural Engineering||PI: Production and Industrial Engineering|
|AR: Architecture and Planning||TF: Textile Engineering and Fibre Science|
|BT: Biotechnology||XE -A: Engineering Mathematics|
|CE: Civil Engineering||XE-B: Fluid Mechanics|
|CH: Chemical Engineering||XE-C: Materials Science|
|CS: Computer Sc. and Information Technology||XE-D: Solid Mechanics|
|CY: Chemistry||XE-E: Thermodynamics|
|EC: Electronics and Communication Engineering||XE-F: Polymer Science and Engineering|
|EE: Electrical Engineering||XE – G: Food Technology|
|EY: Ecology and Evolution||XE – H: Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences|
|GG: Geology and Geophysics||XL – P: Chemistry|
|IN: Instrumentation Engineering||XL-Q: Biochemistry|
|MA: Mathematics||XL-R: Botany|
|ME: Mechanical Engineering||XL – S: Microbiology|
|MN: Mining Engineering||XL – T: Zoology|
|MT: Metallurgical Engineering||XL – 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 Name||Ques Paper Links||Answer Key Link|
|Aerospace Engineering (AE)||Question Paper||Answer Key|