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About GATE

GATE 2020 Introduction

Introduction

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.

 

The information in this brochure is mainly categorized into Pre-Examination (Eligibility, Application Submission, Examination Centres, etc.), Examination (Pattern, Marks/Score, etc.) and Post-Examination (Answers, Contests, Results, Scorecard, etc.) sections.

 

About GATE

Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering (GATE) is basically an examination on the comprehensive understanding of the candidates in various undergraduate subjects in Engineering/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 1st, 2nd, 8th & 9th of February 2020. The GATE examination centres are spread in different cities across India, as well as, in six cities outside India. 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. Note that the GATE 2020 score is valid for THREE YEARS from the date of announcement of the results.

 

Important Dates

Activity

Day

Date

GATE Online Application Processing System (GOAPS) Website Opens

Tuesday

3rd September 2019

Closing Date for Submission of (Online) Application (through Website)

Tuesday

24th  September 2019

Extended Closing Date for Submission of (Online) Application (through Website)

Tuesday

1st October 2019

Last Date for Requesting Change of Examination City (an additional fee will be applicable)

Friday

15th November 2019

Admit Card will be available in the Online Application Portal (for printing)

Friday

3rd   January 2020

GATE 2020 Examination
Forenoon: 9:30 AM to 12:30 PM (Tentative)
Afternoon: 2:30 PM to 5:30 PM (Tentative)

Saturday
Sunday
Saturday
Sunday

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

Announcement of the Results in the Online Application Portal

Monday

16th March 2020

 

GATE 2020 Eligibility

Before starting the application process, the candidate must ensure that he/she meets the educational eligibility criteria of GATE 2020, which are enumerated in Table.

Qualifying Degree

Qualifying Degree/Examination

Description of

Eligible Candidates

Year of Qualification not later than

B.E./ B.Tech./ B.Pharm.

Bachelor’s degree holders in Engineering/Technology (4 years after 10+2 or 3 years after B.Sc./Diploma in Engineering/Technology)

Currently in the final year or already completed

2020

B. Arch.

Bachelor’s degree holders of

Architecture (5 years course)/Naval Architecture (4 years course)/Planning (4 years course)

Currently 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)

Currently in the 4th year or already completed

2020

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

2020

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

Post-BSc Integrated Master’s degree

programs in Engineering/ Technology (4 years program)

Currently in the

2nd/3rd/4th year or already completed

2022

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 (5 years

program)

 

Currently in the

4th/5th year or already completed

2021

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

Integrated M.Sc. or 5 years integrated B.S.-M.S. program

Currently in the final

year or already completed

2020

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 so on)

 

 

Completed Section A or equivalent of such professional courses

NA

 

GATE Exam Pattern

Section

Question Number

No. of Questions

Marks per Questions

Total Marks

General Aptitude

1 to 5

5

1

5

 

6 to 10

5

2

10

Technical+Engineering

Mathematics

11 to 35

25

1

25

 

36 to 65

30

2

60

TOTAL QUESTIONS: 65 I TOTAL MARKS: 100 I TOTAL DURATION : 3 HRS

Technical Section

70-72 Marks

General Aptitude

15 Marks

Engineering Mathematics

13-15 Marks

25 MARKS TO 40 MARKS WILL ALLOTTED TO NUMERIC ANSWER TYPE QUESTIONS.

 

Analysis of GATE papers

Civil Engineering

 

Mechanical Engineering

 

Electrical engineering

 

Subject

In %

Subject

In %

Subject

In %

General Aptitude

15

General Aptitude

15

General Aptitude

15

Engineering Mathematics

15

Engineering Mathematics

13

Engineering Mathematics

13

Strength of Materials

7

Strength of Materials

13

Power Electronics

9

Structural Analysis

12

Theory of Machine

7

Electrical Machine

10

FM & HM

8

FM & HM

10

Power System

9

Design of Steel Structures

2

Heat transfer

3

Signal & System

7

Geo Technical Engineering

11

Engineering Mechanics

4

Control System

8

Environmental Engineering

13

Machine Design

2

Digital Electronics & μp

6

Hydrology & Irrigation

8

Production

16

Analog Electronics

6

Surveying

2

Thermodynamics

13

Measurement

6

Transportations

3

Industrial Engg. (IM & OR)

4

Network Theory

7

Reinforced Cement Concrete

4

 

 

EMFT

4

 

Electronics & Communication Engineering

 

Instrumentation Engineering

 

Computer Science & IT Engineering

 

Subject

In %

Subject

In %

Subject

In %

General Aptitude

15

General Aptitude

15

General Aptitude

15

Engineering Mathematics

14

Engineering Mathematics

12

Discrete Maths

5

Control System

8

Optical & Communication

12

Digital Logic

7

Signal & Systems

12

Signal & Systems

8

Programming

8

Digital Electronics & μp

9

Transducers

7

Computer Network

7

Analog Electronics

10

Network Theory

10

DBMS

8

EDC

11

Analog Electronics

10

Operating Systems

8

Communication

8

Digital Electronics & μp

11

Data Structures

8

EMFT

7

Control Systems

7

COA

6

Network Theory

6

Measurements

8

Algorithms

7

 

 

 

 

Theory of Computation

7

 

 

 

 

Compiler Design

4

 

 

 

 

Engineering Maths

10

 

Cut Off Marks

GATE Cutoff (Chemical Engineering) 
GATE Cutoff (Civil Engineering) 
GATE Cutoff (Electrical Engineering)  
GATE Cutoff (Electronics Engineering)
GATE Cutoff (Mechanical Engineering) 
GATE Cutoff (Instrumentation Engineering)   
GATE Cutoff (Production Engineering) 
GATE Cutoff (Computer Science Engineering)



 

Branch

General

OBC

SC/ST/PH

Computer Science (CS)

25.00

22.50

16.60

Civil Engineering (CE)

26.90

24.20

17.9

Electrical Engineering (EE)

29.1

26.1

19.4 

Mechanical Engineering (ME)

34.7

31.2

23.1

Electronics and Communication (EC)

25.0

22.5

16.6

Production Engineering (PI)

32.0

28.8

21.3

Instrumentation Engineering (IN)

37.0

33.8

24.7

Aerospace Engineering (AE)

25

22.5

16.6

Chemical Engineering (CH)

37.8

34

25.1

Chemistry (CY)

25.4

22.8

16.9

Physics (PH)

29.0

26.1

19.3

Geology and Geophysics (GG)

32.4

29.1

21.5

Biotechnology (BT)

27.9

25.1 

18.5

Life Science

29.9

26.9

19.9AR

Architectural Engineering (AR)

43.9

39.5

29.2

Agricultural Engineering (AG)

25.0

22.5

16.6

Maths (MA)

29.4

26.4

19.5

Petroleum Engineering (PE)

39.8

35.8

26.5