GATE 2020 Application Out Now – Apply Online!!


Last Date of application with normal fees has been extended up to 26th September

The GATE (Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering) 2020 has arrived and registrations have started on 2nd Sept’19. smartgate Introduction GATE 2020 Exam is going to be conducted by IIT Delhi on multiple dates in the month of February 2020. The candidates have to register at GOAPS (GATE Online Application Processing System). The Aspirants will also be given option to make corrections in GATE 2020 Application form. To check the status of GATE 2020 Application, candidates have to login with enrolment ID and password obtained after registration. The Last date to submit the GATE 2020 Application Form is 24th September 2019 which may extend up to 1st October 2019.   What is GATE & Why? GATE (Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering) is a national level entrance examination which is jointly conducted by IISC Bangalore and seven IIT’s (namely IIT Bombay, IIT Delhi, IIT Guwahati, IIT Kanpur, IIT Kharagpur, IIT Madras and IIT Roorkee) on behalf of the National Coordination Board (NCB)-GATE, Department of Higher Education, Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD), and Government of India. The operation related to GATE is segregated into eight zones and each of eight zones is administered by a Zonal GATE office at administering institute (IIT or IISc). GATE is basically an examination to test the comprehensive understanding of the candidates in various undergraduate subjects in Engineering/Technology/Architecture and post-graduate level subjects in Science. Through this article, candidates can gather information about what is GATE?, why GATE 2020, Exam Dates, Pattern & Syllabus, Eligibility criteria, application fee, new changes introduced, documents required, application procedure, GATE 2020 Score card & results. Why GATE 2020?

  1. GATE 2020 is a mandatory requirement for seeking admission and/or financial assistance to Master’s & Direct doctoral programs in Engineering/Technology/Architecture.
  2. GATE 2020 scorecard is required to seek admission to doctoral programs in relevant branches of Science.
  3. With GATE 2020 Scorecard, Candidates would be eligible to apply for dream jobs in PSUs, Govt. Organizations, Central Govt. and Private sector.
  4. GATE 2020 will be purely a Computer Based Test (CBT). GATE 2020 score is valid for three years from the date of announcement of results.

GATE 2020 will be conducted for 25 subjects (papers) which would be conducted on 1st, 2nd, 8th & 9th of February 2020. GATE 2020 GOAPS Registration: Apply Here GATE 2020 Application Information: Download Here GATE 2020 Exam: Important Dates The candidates can find out here the official schedule and GATE 2020 Exam Dates:

Sr. No. Events Important Dates
1. GATE 2020 Online Application begins 2nd September 2019
2. GATE 2020 Online Application closes 24th September 2019
3. Last Date for registration (Late Fee) 1st October 2019
4. Last Date for requesting Change of Examination city 15th November 2019
5. Mock Test Release Date 3rd week of Nov. 2019
6. Admit Card Available Date January 2020
7. GATE 2020 Examination: Forenoon: 9:30 AM to 12:30 Noon (Tentative) Afternoon: 2:30 PM to 5:30 PM (Tentative) 1st, 2nd, 8th and 9th February 2020
8. Answer Key Available Few Days after examination
9. Announcements of Results 16th March 2020
10. Score Card Release Date 20th March to 31st May 2020

  GATE 2020 Exam: Who can apply? It is important for the candidates to check the eligibility criteria before going forward to application registration. Age Limit: There is no age limit to apply for GATE Exam. Nationality: The candidates with Indian Citizenship, Foreign Citizenship of Addis Ababa (Ethiopia), Colombo (Sri Lanka), Dhaka (Bangladesh), Dubai (UAE), Kathmandu (Nepal), Singapore are eligible to apply. Qualification criteria:

Qualifying Degree Details about Qualifying Degree/ Exam Description of Eligible candidates Passing Year
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) 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
Pharm. D. (after 10+2) 6 years program, consisting of internship or residency training during sixth year Currently in the 5th/6th 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

    Documents required for GATE 2020 Application form The candidates must ensure that they are ready with the following documents before starting GATE 2020 Registration:

  1. Personal information
  2. Address for Communication (including PIN code)
  3. Eligibility degree details
  4. College name and address with PIN code
  5. GATE paper (subject)
  6. Choice of GATE examination cities
  7. High quality image of candidate’s photograph (File size should be between 5KB and 200KB)
  8. Good quality image of candidate’s signature (File size should be between 5KB and 150KB)
  9. Scanned copy of the Eligibility Certificate in pdf format (File size should be between 10KB and 500KB)
  10. Scanned copy of Category (SC/ST) certificate (if applicable) in pdf format (File size should be between 10KB and 300KB)
  11. Valid Photo Identity Proof (Aadhaar Card/Passport/Driving License/PAN Card/Voter ID/College ID/Employee Identification Card/Notarized Affidavit with Photo, Signature, Date of Birth and Residential Address)

GATE 2020 Exam: Application Procedure The candidates must know how to fill the GATE 2020 application form and the process of registration. They can view the below flowchart to understand the whole process: img 1   GATE 2020 Exam: Application Fee The application fee will be deposited through online mode using net banking, debit or credit card which is non-refundable and non-transferable.

For Examination Centres in India
Sr. No. Categories Fee
1. SC/ST/PwD/ Female candidates Rs. 750
2. All Other Categories Rs. 1500
3. Late Fee Rs. 500
For Examination Centres in Foreign Countries (All Candidates)
1. Addis Ababa, Colombo, Dhaka and Kathmandu US $50
2. Dubai and Singapore US $100
3. Late Fee US $20

  New changes introduced in GATE 2020 Exam Some new exciting changes have been introduced in GATE 2020 Exam which is listed below:

  1. Addition of new paper Biomedical in GATE 2020.
  2. Candidates can choose two centres from the same zone while the third centres can’t be picked up from the same zone. The GATE exam will be held in the international cities also, these are: Dubai (UAE), Addis Ababa (Ethiopia), Colombo (Sri Lanka), Dhaka (Bangladesh), Kathmandu, (Nepal) and Singapore.

GATE 2020 Exam Pattern & Syllabus The candidates preparing for GATE 2020 must ensure that they are having knowledge of exact GATE 2020 Exam pattern and cover topics as per the given syllabus. GATE 2020 Exam pattern:

Section Number of Questions Mark/question Total marks
General Aptitude 5 1 5
5 2 10
Technical (including Engineering Maths) 25 1 25
30 2 60
Total 65 100


  1. 1/3 marks will be deducted for the wrong answers i.e. (0.33) marks for 1 mark questions and (0.66) marks will be deducted for questions carrying 2 marks.
  2. No mark will be deducted for the wrong answer to NAT questions.

GATE 2020 Exam Syllabus: The GATE 2020 Exam syllabus is different for each subject. There are 25 subjects/papers for which GATE 2020 Exam will be organized. The syllabus for different papers can be found by clicking below: GATE 2020 Exam syllabus: Download Here GATE 2020 Application Correction After submitting the GATE 2020 application form, the authority will check the application in detail and inform the candidates about the mistakes for rectification. The details which can be modified after submitting the GATE 2020 application form are:

  1. Photograph & Signature.
  2. Document related to category status.
  3. Communication Address, Graduation Details, Date of Birth, Gender and Category.

The candidate after submitting the GATE 2020 application form cannot modify E-mail Id, Phone number & Paper attending for GATE 2020. GATE Application Status: Under Scrutiny, if the status of your application is “Under Scrutiny”, you need not worry. Wait till the scrutiny team processes your application. Only those candidates whose applications need to be rectified in photo/signature/supporting documents will be contacted by email and SMS. The scrutiny process will continue even after the application portal is closed. Forgot enrolment ID or password? A situation can be formed where a candidate misplace/forgot GATE 2020 application enrolment ID or password. Such candidate need not to worry about the login procedure, they can access their application by following simple steps:

  1. Request for an OTP If you remember the Enrolment ID/Email Address, but forgotten Password, click on “Request for an OTP” to get One Time Password.
  2. Provide your registered mobile number and Enrolment ID/Email Address. Click on Reset Password to obtain a new one.
  3. Already have an OTP? If you already have an OTP, click on “Already have an OTP?” to reset the password. Already have an OTP?
  4. Enter the following details to create a New Password: Enrolment ID/Email Address, OTP, New Password, and Confirm New Password.

GATE 2020: Admit Card The GATE 2020 Admit card can be downloaded from January 2020 issued by the GATE 2020 organizing authority. The candidate can download GATE 2020 admit card using GOAPS Enrolment ID and password. After downloading the candidate should take print out of GATE admit card through official website. How GATE score is calculated? GATE score/percentile is calculated by using the below formula: GATE percentile=((N-R)/N) X 100 Here; N → Total Number of students appeared in the GATE 2020 exam R → Rank obtained by you GATE 2020: Results

  1. The candidates can check the GATE 2020 Results & scorecard which will include date, mode, etc on 16th March 2020.
  2. The result will be declared through online mode and available on official website.
  3. The Result can be viewed after student enters correct enrolment/registration number & date of birth.
  4. No result/rank will be sent through offline mode or any other mode

GATE 2020: Cut-off The GATE 2020 cut-off will be released after the GATE 2020 result will be announced. To get an overview, candidates can take an overview from the previous year cut-off’s as it does not vary with huge margin. Here we have mentioned previous year GATE cut-off’s for EC, ME, EE, CS and CE.

Branch Gen OBC SC/ST/PH
GATE CS 29.50 26.60 19.70
GATE EE 39.60 35.60 26.40
GATE CE 28.20 25.40 18.80
GATE ME 34.10 30.70 22.70
GATE EC 26.70 24.00 17.80

  GATE Previous Year Question Papers The candidate preparing for GATE 2020 should get familiar with the level of questions asked in GATE entrance examination. The Candidate can check the question papers of 2017, 2018 and 2019 with answer keys from the following link and can boost his preparation for GATE 2020: GATE previous year questions papers & solution For more information related to GATE 2020 Application and Registration procedure, the candidates can go through the official website. GATE 2020 official website “The way to begin is to stop talking and start doing”