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GATE 2020 (Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering) 2020
Exam Date: 01/02/2020 Exam State: All India Last Date: 24/09/2019
Exam Details:

Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering (GATE)  is an examination conducted jointly by the Indian Institute of Science (IISc), Bangalore and the seven Indian Institutes of Technology (at Bombay, Delhi, Guwahati, Kanpur, Kharagpur, Madras and Roorkee) on behalf of the National Coordination Board (NCB)-GATE, Department of Higher Education, Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD), Government of India.

Qualifying in GATE is a mandatory requirement for seeking admission and/or financial assistance to: (i) Master’s programs and direct Doctoral programs in Engineering/Technology/Architecture and (ii) Doctoral programs in relevant branches of Science, in the institutions supported by the MHRD and other Government agencies. Even in some colleges and institutions, which admit students without MHRD scholarship/assistantship, the GATE qualification is mandatory. Further, many Public Sector Undertakings (PSUs) have been using the GATE score in their recruitment process.

Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering (GATE) is basically an examination on the comprehensive understanding of the candidates in various undergraduate subjects inEngineering/Technology/Architecture and post-graduate level subjects in Science.

GATE 2020 will be conducted for 25 subjects (also referred to as “papers”) and it would be distributed over 01st , 02nd , 8th & 09th of February 2020.

The GATE examination centres are spread in different cities acrossIndia, as well as, in six cities abroad.

The examination would be purely a Computer Based Test (CBT).

The GATE score would reflect the relative performance level of the candidate in a particular subject,which is quantified based on the several years of examination data.

GATE 2020 score is valid for THREE YEARS from the date of announcement of the results.

 

About GATE 2020

IIT Delhi is the organizing institute for GATE 2020.

GATE 2020 will be conducted on 25 subjects

Examination for all the 25 subjects (papers) will be conducted as ONLINE Computer Based Test (CBT).

GATE 2020 examinations will be held during the forenoon and afternoon sessions on 01st , 02nd , 8th & 09th of February 2020..

Examination for some of the papers in GATE 2020 may be held in multiple sessions.

However, a candidate can appear for the examination in one session ONLY.

 

GATE 2020 will be conducted on 25 subjects (papers).

  1. Aerospace Engineering
  2. Agricultural Engineering
  3. Architecture and Planning
  4. Bio-medical Engineering
  5. Biotechnology
  6. civil Engineering
  7. Chemical Engineering
  8. computer Science and Information Technology
  9. Chemistry
  10. Electronics and Communication Engineering
  11. Electrical Engineering
  12. Ecology and Evolution
  13. Geology and Geophysics
  14. Instrumentation Engineering
  15. Mathematics
  16. Mechanical Engineering
  17. Mining Engineering
  18. Metallurgical Engineering
  19. Petroleum Engineering
  20. Physics
  21. Production and Industrial Engineering
  22. Statistics
  23. Textile Engineering and Fibre Science
  24. Engineering Science
  25. Life Science

 

Zones For GATE 2020

Zone-1 Indian Institute of Science Bangalore http://gate.iisc.ac.in

Zone-2 Indian Institute of Technology Bombay http://www.gate.iitb.ac.in

Zone-3 Indian Institute of Technology Delhi http://gate.iitd.ac.in

Zone-4 Indian Institute of Technology Guwahati http://gate.iitg.ac.in/gate-jam

Zone-5 Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur http://gate.iitk.ac.in

Zone-6 Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur http://gate.iitkgp.ac.in

Zone-7 Indian Institute of Technology Madras http://gate.iitm.ac.in

Zone-8 Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee http://gate.iitr.ac.in

Some of these Professional Socities/Institutions, which conduct examination in various fields of engineering, are as follows.

  • The Institution of Engineers (India) (IE)
  • The Institution of Civil Engineers (ICE)
  • The Institution of Electronics and Telecommunication Engineers (IETE)
  • The Aeronautical Society of India (AeSI)
  • The Indian Institute of Chemical Engineers, including Polymer and Environmental Group (IIChemE)
  • The Indian Institute of Metals (IIM)
  • The Indian Institute of Industrial Engineers (IIE)

Candidates who possess certification from any of the professional societies must ensure that those examinations conducted by the societies are approved by MHRD/AICTE/UGC/UPSC as equivalent to B.E./B.Tech./B.Arch./B.Planning etc.

 

Examination Duration

All the papers of the GATE 2020 examination will be for 3 hours duration and they consist of 65 questions for a total of 100 marks. 

Candidates can occupy their allotted seats before 40 minutes the scheduled start of the examination. Candidates can login and start reading the instructions  20 minutes before the start of examination.

 

Pattern of Questions

GATE 2020 would contain questions of two different types in all the papers

(i) Multiple Choice Questions (MCQ) carrying 1 or 2 marks each in all the papers and sections.

These questions are objective in nature, and each will have a choice of four answers, out of which the candidate has to select (mark) the correct answer.

For a wrong answer chosen in a MCQ, there will be negative marking. For 1-mark MCQ, 1/3 mark will be deducted for a wrong answer.

(ii) Numerical Answer Type (NAT) Questions carrying 1 or 2 marks each in all the papers and sections. For these questions, the answer is a signed real number, which needs to be entered by the candidate using the virtual numeric keypad on the monitor (keyboard of the computer will be disabled). No choices will be shown for these type of questions. The answer can be a number such as 10 or -10 (an integer only). The answer may be in decimals as well, for example, 10.1 (one decimal) or 10.01 (two decimals) or -10.001 (three decimals). These questions will be mentioned with, up to which decimal places, the candidates need to present the answer. Also, an appropriate range will be considered while evaluating the numerical answer type questions so that the candidate is not unduly penalized due to the usual round-off errors. Wherever required and possible, it is better to give NAT answer up to a maximum of three decimal places.

There is NO negative marking for a wrong answer in NAT questions.

 

Admit Card

The Admit Card for GATE 2020 will be available ONLY on GOAPS website. A candidate has to download his/her Admit Card from this website. The Admit Card would be available for download, tentatively from  03 th January 2020.

Note that the Admit Cards will NOT be sent to the candidates by post/e-mail.


List of Zone-wise Examination Cities

1. IISc Bangalore

Bengaluru - 560 012

Website: http://gate.iisc.ac.in

Cities: Cites: Ananthapuramu, Angamaly, Bagalkot, Belagavi (Belgaum), Ballari (Bellary), Bengaluru South, Bengaluru North, Bidar, Chikkamagaluru, Davanagere, Kalaburagi (Gulbarga), Hassan, Hubballi (Hubli), Hyderabad, Kannur, Kasaragod, Kolar, Kozhikode, Kurnool, Malappuram, Mangaluru, Manipal, Mysuru (Mysore), Palakkad, Payyanur, Port Blair, Shivamogga (Shimoga), Thrissur, Tumakuru, Vatakara. 

 

2. IIT Bombay, Powai

Mumbai - 400 076

Website: http://gate.iitb.ac.in

Cities: Ahmedabad, Ahmednagar, Amravati, Anand, Aurangabad, Baramati, Bhavnagar, Bhuj, Gandhinagar, Goa, Jalgaon, Kolhapur, Mehsana, Mumbai-Navi Mumbai-Thane, Nagpur, Nandad, Nashik, Pune, Rajkot, Ratnagiri, Sangli, Satara, Solapur, Surat, Vadodara

 

3. IIT Delhi, Hauz Khas

New Delhi – 110 016

Website: http://gate.iitd.ac.in

Cities: Ajmer, Alwar, Bikaner, Faridabad-Palwal, Greater NOIDA, Gurugram, Hisar, Indore, Jaipur, Jammu-Samba, Jodhpur, Kota, Mathura, New Delhi, Rohtak, Srinagar, Sikar, Sonepat, Udaipur, Ujjain.

 

4. IIT Guwahati

Guwahati – 781 039

Website: http://iitg.ac.in/gate-jam

Cities: Agartala, Aizawl, Asansol-Durgapur, Bokaro Steel City, Burdwan, Dhanbad, Dibrugarh, Dimapur, Gangtok, Guwahati, Imphal, Itanagar, Jorhat, Kalyani, Muzaffarpur, Patna, Purnea, Shillong, Silchar, Siliguri, Tezpur. 

 

5. IIT Kanpur

Kanpur – 208 016

Website: http://gate.iitk.ac.in

Cities: Agra, Aligarh, Allahabad, Bareilly, Bhopal, Gorakhpur, Gwalior, Jabalpur, Kanpur, Lucknow, Varanasi.

 

6. IIT Kharagpur

Kharagpur – 721 302

Website: http://gate.iitkgp.ac.in

Cities:  Balasore, Berhampur (Odisha), Bhilai, Bhubaneswar, Bilaspur (CG),Cuttack, Eluru, Hooghly (WB), Jamshedpur, Kakinada (AP), Kharagpur, Kolkata, Raipur, Rajamahendravaram (Rajahmundry), Ranchi, Rourkela, Sambalpur, Srikakulam, Vizianagaram, Tadepalligudem, Vijayawada, Visakhapatnam.

 

7.  IIT Madras

Chennai – 600 036

Website: http://gate.iitm.ac.in

Cities: Alappuzha, Aluva-Ernakulam, Attingal, Chengannur, Chennai South, Chennai West, Chirala, Chittoor, Coimbatore, Cuddalore, Dindigul, Gudur, Guntur, Idukki, Kadapa, Kanjirapally, Kanyakumari-Nagercoil, Karimnagar, Khammam, Kodad, Kollam, Kothamangalam, Kottayam, Madurai, Muvattupuzha, Namakkal, Nellore, Ongole, Pala, Puducherry, Salem, Thanjavur, Thiruvananthapuram, Thoothukudi, Tiruchirapalli, Tirunelveli, Tirupati, Vellore, Villupuram, Virudhunagar, Warangal.

 

8. IIT Roorkee

Roorkee – 247 667

Website: http://gate.iitr.ac.in

Cities: Ambala, Amritsar, Bathinda, Dehradun, Ghaziabad, Haldwani, Hamirpur-Una (HP), Jalandhar, Karnal, Kurukshetra, Ludhiana, Meerut,   Mohali-Chandigarh, Moradabad, NOIDA, Panipat, Pathankot, Patiala- Sangrur, Roorkee, Shimla-Solan, Yamunanagar .

 

9. International GATE, 

IIT Delhi

Cities: Addis Ababa (Ethiopia), Colombo (Sri Lanka), Dhaka (Bangladesh), Dubai (UAE), Kathmandu (Nepal), Singapore.

Eligibility:

B.E./ B.Tech./ B.Pharm: Bachelor’s degree in Engineering/ Technology  (4 years after 10+2 or 3 years after B.Sc./Diploma in Engineering/ Technology) and those who are in the final year of such programs.

Description of Eligible candidates: Currently in the final year or already completed
Year of Qualificationnot later than: 2019.

B. Arch.:Bachelor’s degree in Architecture (Five years course)

Description of Eligible candidates: Currently in the final year or already completed
Year of Qualificationnot later than: 2019.

B.Sc. (Research)/ B.S.: Bachelor’s degree in Science (Post-Diploma/ 4 years after 10+2)

M. Sc./ M.A./MCA or equivalent: Master’s degree in any branch of Science/Mathematics / Statistics/Computer Applications or equivalent.

Description of Eligible candidates: Currently in the 4thyear or already completed
Year of Qualificationnot later than: 2019.

Description of Eligible candidates: Currently in the final year or already completed
Year of Qualificationnot later than: 2019.

Int. M.E/ M.Tech (Post-B.Sc.): Post-BSc Integrated Master’s degree programs in Engineering / Technology (Four year program).

Description of Eligible candidates:Currently in the 2nd/3rd/4th year or already completed.
Year of Qualificationnot later than: 2020.

Int. M.E./ M.Tech or Dual Degree (after Diploma or 10+2):Integrated Master’s degree program or Dual Degree program in Engineering / Technology (Five year program).

Description of Eligible candidates: Currently in the4th/5th year or alread ycompleted
Year of Qualificationnot later than: 2020

Int. M.Sc/ Int. B.S.-M.S.:Integrated M.Sc. or Five year integrated B. S./M. S. program.

Description of Eligible candidates: Currently in the finalyear or already completed.
Year of Qualificationnot later than: 2019.

Professional Society Examination (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).

Candidates who have obtained/are pursuing their qualifying degree from countries other than India:

i) Must have completed or are in the final year of their Bachelor’s degree (duration: at least 4 years) in Engineering/Technology or;

ii) Must have completed or are in the final year of their Post Graduate (Master's) degree (duration: at least 2 years) in any relevant subjects in science.

How To Apply:

Candidates have to register and fill the application ONLINE mode ONLY at GATE Online Application Processing System (GOAPS). 

The entire process of filling up of the application form and uploading of certificates/documents, etc. is in online mode only.

The candidates should not send any har dcopy of his/her application form/documents etc. to IIT Delhi or any of the zonal GATE

The payment of application fees is through electronic mode.

 Application Fee for GATE 2020

Category

On before 24 Sept 2019

During the Extended Period

Female candidates

Rs. 750/-

Rs. 1250/-

Sc/ST/PWD category candidates

Rs. 750/-

Rs. 1250/-

All other candidates

Rs. 1500/-

Rs. 2000/-

Addis Ababa, Colombo, Dhaka and Kathmandu

US$50

US$ 70

Dubai and Singapore

US$100

US$120

The fee does not include service charges.

Documents/ Data required (Indian Candidates):

  • Personal information (name, date of birth, your personal mobile number, parent’s name, parent’s mobile number, etc.)
  • Address for Communication (including PIN code)
  • Eligibility degree details
  • College address, PIN code of college
  • GATE paper, choice of GATE examination cities
  • Scanned image of your photograph
  • Scanned image of your signature
  • Scanned image of your thumb impression
  • Scanned copy in pdf format of Degree Certificate or mark sheet of previous semester/year (for final year candidates) / Provisional certificate (letter) from the Institute for final year students
  • Scanned copy of Category/PwD Certificate (if applicable) in pdf format
  • ID Proof : Only Passport/PAN Card/Voter ID/Aadhaar UID/College ID/Employee ID card
  • Bank details for application fees. 

Documents/ Data required (International Candidates):

  • Personal information (name, date of birth, your personal mobile number, parent’s name, parent’s mobile number, etc.)
  • Address for Communication
  • Eligibility degree details
  • College address
  • GATE paper, choice of GATE examination cities
  • Scanned image of your photograph
  • Scanned image of your signature
  • Scanned image of your thumb impression
  • Scanned copy of Degree Certificate or mark sheet of previous semester/year (for final year candidates) in pdf format
  • ID Proof : Only Passport/Government issued ID/College ID/Employee ID card
  • Bank details for application fees.

Catefory

On before 24 Sept 2019

During the Extended Period

Female candidates

Rs. 750/-

Rs. 1250/-

Sc/ST/PWD category candidates

Rs. 750/-

Rs. 1250/-

All other candidates

Rs. 1500/-

Rs. 2000/-

Addis Ababa, Colombo, Dhaka and Kathmandu

US$50

US$ 70

Dubai and Singapore

US$100

US$120

 

Important Dates:

GATE 2020 Dates

GATE 2020

01, 02, 08, 09 February 2020

Online application starts

01 October 2019

Online application ends

24 September 2019

Last date of requesting change of exam city

15 November 2019

Admit card available from

03 January 2020

Result announces

16 March 2020

Comments:
Contact
Organizing Chairman
GATE 2020
GATE Office
Indian Institute of Technology- Delhi
Hauz Khas
New Delhi - 110016
wesite: http://gate.iitd.ac.in
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