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GATE EXAM 2020  - Highlights, Important Dates, Details Of Exam & mark distribution, Syllabus

GATE is a national level entrance exam and stands for Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering. For admission in doctoral and postgraduate courses administered by MHRD governing institutes and other government colleges like NITs, IITs, IISc, and GFTIs. On the rotational basis, this exam is conducted by seven IITs (Roorkee, Madras, Delhi, Bombay, Kanpur, Guwahati, and Kharagpur) and IISC (Indian Institute Of Science) Bangalore on account of the NCB (National Coordination Board). GATE 2020 Exam is conducted by IIT Delhi. The score obtained in GATE 2020 is valid for 3 years from the date of the declaration of the results.

Furthermore, the GATE exam score is also used in several PSUs (Public Sector Undertakings) like IOCL, NTPC, ONGC, BHEL, GAIL and etc in their recruitment selection. In recent addition, the GATE score is also valid in the Cabinet Secretariat recruitment of candidates of Group “A” category for the post of Senior Field Officer (SFO) and SRO (Senior Research Officer). By going through this page, you will get information regarding the GATE important dates, syllabus, exam pattern, and result date.

Highlights Of GATE 2020


Graduate Aptitude Test In Engineering (GATE)

Governing Authority For GATE 2020 

IIT Delhi


Exam Happen

Once In A Year

Exam Mode

Computer Based Test (CBT) (Online)

Exam Type

National Level

Courses Offered

Doctoral Courses ( M.E/M.Tech/Ph.D)

Exam Duration 

Three Hours

Exams Subjects or papers

Twenty Five

Important Dates Of GATE 2020

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Important Dates

Release date of official notification 

June 4, 2019

GATE Online Application Processing System (GOAPS) opens

September 3. 2019

GATE Application Submission Last Date

October 5, 2019

For Jammu and Kashmir Applicants, GATE Online Application Processing System opens 

October 30, 2019

Application Submission Last Date

November 8, 2019

For Requesting Alteration in the examination centre

November 25, 2019

GATE 2020 E-Admit Card Availability

January 3, 2020

Examination Date Of GATE 2020

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

Release Date Of Answer Key

January 3, 2020

Result Declaration Of GATE 2020 Online

March 16, 2020

GATE 2020 Scorecard Availability 

March to May 2020

GATE Eligibility Criteria

The applicant should go through the eligibility criteria before filling the application process.  The applicant who meets the eligibility criteria should fill the application form as once you have filled the application and paid the amount it will be not refunded. Please go through the details mentioned in the table for eligibility criteria

Qualifying Courses

Qualifying degree/examination

Detail of eligible candidates

Qualification Year Later Than


Bachelor’s degree holders in engineering/technology (four years after 10+2 or three years  after in technology/engineering)

At present in the last year or already completed



Bachelor’s degree holders of Architecture (Five years course)/Planning (four years course)/Naval Architecture (four years course)

At present in the final year or completed already



Bachelor’s degree in Science (four years after 10+2/Post Diploma)

At present in the fourth year or completed already


Pharm. D. (after 10+2)

Degree holders of six years program, consisting of internship or residency training during the sixth year

At present in the fourth/fifth/sixth year or completed already



M.B.B.S Degree holders and the applicants who are in seventh/eighth/ninth semester of such programme

Seventh, eighth, ninth or completed already


M.A/M.Sc/MCA or equivalent

Master’s degree in any branch of Statistics/Mathematics/Science/Computer Applications or equivalent

Present in the last year or completed already


M.Tech (Post-B.Sc)/ Int M.E

Technology Four Years Program /Post BSc integrated master’s Degree program in engineering

Presently in the second/third/fourth year or completed already

2022 M.E or Dual Degree (after Diploma or 10+2)

Dual Degree program in Technology/engineering (five years program) or Integrated Master’s degree program

Presently in the fourth/fifth or completed already


Int. B.S - M.S./ Int. M.Sc

Integrated M.Sc or five years integrated B.S-M.s. program

Presently in the  final year or completed already


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

B,Arch/B.E./B.Tech equivalent examination of professional societies, reognized by MHRD/AICTE/UPSC (e.g. AMIE by Institution of Engineers - India,AMICE by the Institute of Civil Engineers - India and so on)

Finished Section A or equivalent of such professional courses

Not Applicable

Examination Pattern Of GATE

There is exam of twenty five subjects for GATE Examination. Please note that the applicant is allowed to appear in the only 1 paper in any 1 session. 

Total Number Of Questions - Sixty Five

Total Marks - 100

Negative Marking - There will be a deduction of one third marks for one mark question and for two mark questions there will deduction of two third marks.

In question papers of AG,CE,AE,CH,BT,EC,CS,IN,ME,EE,MN,MT,TF,PE,PI & XE will contain subject question, engineering mathematics and general aptitude questions.

Meanwhile, in the question papers of XL, GG, PH, EY, AR, CY, ST, EY and MA will contain subject questions and General Aptitude.

Marking Scheme Of GATE 2020

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Syllabus Of GATE 2020

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Subject name and Code

Syllabus Subject Wise

 Aerospace Engineering (AE)

PH: Physics

Agricultural Engineering (AG)

PI: Production and Industrial Engineering

Architecture and Planning (AR)

ST: Statistics

 Biomedical Engineering (BM)

TF: Textile Engineering and Fibre Science

Biotechnology (BT)

XE-A: Engineering Mathematics

 Civil Engineering (CE)

XE-B: Fluid Mechanics

Chemical Engineering (CH)

XE-C: Materials Science

Computer Sc. and Information Technology (CS)

XE-D: Solid Mechanics

 Chemistry (CY)

XE-E: Thermodynamics

 Electronics and Communication Engg. (EC)

XE-F: Polymer Science and Engineering

 Electrical Engineering (EE)

XE-G: Food Technology

Ecology and Evolution (EY)

XE-H: Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences

 Geology and Geophysics (GG)

XL-P: Chemistry

 Instrumentation Engineering (IN)

XL-Q: Biochemistry

Mathematics (MA)

XL-R: Botany

 Mechanical Engineering (ME)

XL-S: Microbiology

 Mining Engineering (MN)

XL-T: Zoology

Metallurgical Engineering (MT)

XL-U: Food Technology

Petroleum Engineering (PE)


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