GATE (Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering)


GATE 2020

Notification | Eligibility | Exam Dates | Application Form | Exam Pattern | Syllabus | Admit Cards | Result | Counselling

GATE 2020 is an Entrance exam for postgraduate Engineering courses offered by IITs and several premier engineering colleges. Students who are in their final semester of engineering course or students who have passed the undergraduate course in engineering appear for GATE to go further for higher studies. The entrance test is a pathway for the students to get admissions in reputed colleges and universities to pursue their Master’s Degree. GATE 2020 entrance exam is conducted by seven zonal IITs and IISc on a rotational basis. Complete details of GATE 2020 viz, notification, eligibility, application forms, important dates, exam pattern, admit cards, results etc are given below.

 GATE Sample Question Papers


GATE 2020 Important Notifications

GATE 2020 Exam Dates has been released. GATE 2020 exam is administered by IIT Delhi. The application process for GATE 2020 starts on 3rd Sept 2019 and ends on 24th Sept 2019. GATE 2020 exam is scheduled to be conducted on 1st, 2nd, 8th & 9th Feb 2020.

GATE 2020: New Changes Introduced this Year:

Some major changes are done for the GATE 2020 examination, They are:

  • The GATE 2020 examination will be conducted for a total of 24 papers.
  • A new paper Statistics (Code – ST) has been added.
  • Students will also get an opportunity to submit the application form after the due date.

 GATE 2020 Important Dates



GATE 2020 Online Application Form Opens

3rd September 2019

Last Date for Submission of Application

24th  September 2019

Last date for registration (with late fee)        

1st October 2019

Last Date for Requesting Change of Examination City

15th November 2019

Admit Card Downloading Starts

3rd January 2020

GATE Aptitude Test 

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

Answer Key Release

Within a few days after the examination

Announcement of Results

16th March 2020

Score Card Release    

20th March to 31st March 2020

Counselling Starts      

1st week of April 2020


GATE 2020 Examination Schedule

Session Code

Examination Date


Paper Code

S1 1st February (Sat) 09:30 AM - 12:30 PM IN, ME1, MT, PE, PH
S2 1st February (Sat) 02:30 PM - 05 30 PM CY, ME2, PI
S3 2nd February (Sun) 09:30 AM - 12:30 PM AR, BM, BT, CH, MA, MN, ST, XE, XL
S4 2nd February (Sun) 02:30 PM - 05 30 PM AE AG, EC, GG
S5 8th February (Sat) 09:30 AM - 12:30 PM EE, EY, TF
S6 8th February (Sat) 02:30 PM - 05 30 PM CS
S7 9th February (Sun) 09:30 AM - 12:30 PM CE1
S8 9th February (Sun) 02:30 PM - 05 30 PM CE2



GATE 2020 Application Form

  • The Submission of Online Applications for GATE 2020 will begin from 3rd September 2020.
  • The Last date for Application Form Online Submission is 1st October 2020

 GATE Preparation tips

GATE 2020 Registration Procedure

1) To register for GATE 2020 entrance examination, candidates need the following

  • Valid e-mail address
  • Mobile Number

2) Students should note that only one person can register with one e-mail address.

3) Once registered, the candidate receives a GOAPS Enrolment ID.

Fill the GATE 2020 Application Form

1) Login using the GOAPS enrolment id and password

2) Fill the Application form with the required information and choose a city for the exam centre.

3) Choose the paper which the candidate intends to give the exam.

 4) Upload the necessary documents along with photograph and signature/thumb impression.

5) Pay the application fees as mentioned below by Debit Card/Net Banking/e-challan.

6) Fill the Application form with the required information and choose a city for the exam centre from GATE 2020 Exam Cities List.

 GATE 2020 Registration and Application Form

GATE 2020 Application Form Corrections

Candidates must fill the application carefully, the correction will not be allowed in any fields except exam city centre. Other details about GATE Application correction are given below:

  • Candidates can make the correction in the exam city from 3rd week of November 2020 with correction fee of Rs. 400.
  • Last year, the correction was done in Gender, Category and PwD status with Rs. 750 as correction fee.
  • The correction will be allowed in the fields like Name of the candidate, Date of Birth, Name of Parent / Guardian, Year of Qualifying Degree etc.
  • Apart from this, the institution has also provided correction facility in Name of the Candidate, Date of Birth, Name of Parent/Guardian, Qualifying Degree, Year of Qualifying Degree & Have you graduated in the above degree? by sending a request to officials along with document proof. 

Application Fee


Application Fee in Rs

Women Candidates


SC/ST/PWD Candidates


All Other Candidates


International Candidates


  • The application fee has to be deposited through online mode by using either net banking or debit card or credit card.
  • The fee will be non-refundable & non-transferable.

 GATE 2020 Exam Cities List

GATE 2020 Eligibility Criteria

1) Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering/Technology (after 10+2/Diploma/B.Sc) and those who are in final year can also apply.

2) Bachelor’s Degree in Architecture (5-year course) and those who are in the final year.

3) Bachelor’s Degree in Science (after 10+2/Diploma).

4) Master’s degree in any branch of Science/Mathematics / Statistics/Computer Applications or equivalent and those who are the final year.

5) Post-BSc Integrated Master’s degree programs in Engineering / Technology (4-year program) and those who are in 2nd/3rd/4th year

6) Post-Diploma/10+2 Integrated Master’s degree program or Dual Degree program in Engineering / Technology (5-year program) and who are in the 4th/5th year.

7) Integrated M.Sc. or 5 years integrated B. S. /M. S. program and those who are in the final year.

8) 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)

GATE 2020 Eligibility Criteria

GATE 2020 Exam Pattern                         

Exam Mode: It will be organized in online mode (computer-based test).

Papers: GATE examination will be conducted for 23 subjects/papers on 1st, 2nd, 8th & 9th February 2020.

Type of Questions: In the examination, MCQs & Numerical type questions will be asked. Session: Examination will be held in two sessions, i.e. forenoon (9:00 AM to 12:00 Noon) & afternoon (2:00 PM to 5:00 PM).

Duration: Exam duration will be of three hours.

Attempt: Candidates can appear only in any one paper of GATE examination.

Number of Questions: Total of 65 questions will be asked in the examination.

Section Common in All GATE Papers: It is compulsory to attempt the General Aptitude (GA) section.

Marks: The question paper will be of 100 marks.

GATE 2020 Exam Pattern

GATE 2020 Examination Schedule

GATE 2020 entrance test will be conducted on 1st, 2nd, 8th & 9th February 2020. The examination may be conducted in two sessions (i) Morning Session – 09:00 AM to 12:00 Noon and (ii) Afternoon Session – 02:00 PM to 05:00 PM.

GATE 2020 Syllabus

For the papers bearing the codes AE, AG, BT, CE, CH, CS, EC, EE, IN, ME, MN, MT, PE, PI and TF

1) General Aptitude – Verbal and Numerical Ability

2) Engineering Mathematics

3) Core Subject

For papers bearing the codes AR, CY, EY, GG, MA and PH

1) General Aptitude – Verbal and Numerical Ability

2) Core Subject

GATE 2020 Syllabus

GATE Sample Papers / Model Papers

Candidates who are currently preparing for the upcoming examination can check GATE 2020 sample papers from the article given below. The previous year question papers can be utilized by the candidates for practice purposes. The official answer key of GATE has also been provided to make the preparation process of GATE 2020 easier and efficient. By using the sample papers of GATE 2020, the candidates will be able to know the exam pattern and the type of questions which might be asked in the examination.

GATE Sample Question Papers

GATE 2020 Admit Card

GATE 2020 entrance exam admit cards will be released on 3rd January 2020, Friday. Candidates have to use their enrolment id, password etc to download their admit cards.

GATE 2020 Answer Key

GATE 2020 entrance exam answer key will be released after a few days of completion of the GATE 2020 entrance examination. Students can match their answers with the released answer key and if needed they raise objections by paying the nominal fee.

GATE 2020 Results

1) GATE 2020 entrance exam results will be released on 16th March 2020, Saturday.

2) The results will be valid up to 3 years from the time of results declared.

3) GATE 2020 Score Cards will be released after the release of GATE exam results

⇒ GATE exam result

GATE 2020 Score Card

The scorecard will be made available only to qualified candidates. It will be released after the declaration of the result.

  • GATE score card 2020 will be valid for three years after the announcement of the result.
  • Candidates should download their scorecard from 20th March to 31st March 2020.
  • If candidates require a soft copy of it after the last date, they have to pay Rs. 500 for obtaining the same till last week of December 2020. 

GATE 2020 Counselling

GATE 2020 counselling procedure will be Centralized Counselling for M.Tech/M.Arch/M.Plan (CCMT). Candidates get admission in NITs, IISc, through the counselling procedure which will be based on their scorecard. Students can also apply individually to the IITs when they release the admission notification. Counselling procedure will be scheduled after the results announcement.

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Q1. Can I use one e-mail address to fill multiple application forms?

Ans. NO, one e-mail address can be used to submit only one application form.

Q2. My power/internet connection failed during the application process, what do I do?

Ans. Please login to the GATE 2020 application website again and continue the application process

Q3. Only SC/ST/PWD candidates have been asked to upload the category certificates. What about the OBC (non-creamy layer) candidates? Do they have to upload the category certificate too?

Ans. NO. Category certificate is required only to decide the rate for the application fee.

Q4. My power/internet connection failed during online payment. What do I do?

Ans. When you can get back online, first check the status of your payment on the GATE application website.

 a) If the payment was received by GATE, you can continue the process of printing the application form.

 b) If the payment was not received by GATE, you have to start with the payment step again, to complete payment.

Q5. My bank account has been debited (money is taken out), but the GATE Application website says that the payment has not been received. What do I do?

Ans. This happens because of some failure in internet transactions. You MUST initiate a fresh payment process on the GATE application website, and make the payment again. The money that was debited from your account in the first attempt will be credited to your bank account within seven working days. You will be charged only once. Any excess/unaccounted debits will be returned to you.

Q6. Do I have to send the print-out of the application form?

 Ans. No.

Q7. When and how will I know the status of my application?

Ans. You can check the status of your application by logging into GOAPS website.

Q8. Which identification card numbers shall be accepted in the application form?

Ans. Only numbers of the following identification cards shall be accepted: Passport, PAN card, Voter ID, Aadhaar UID, College ID, Employee Identification Card for Indian candidates and for International candidates, ONLY a valid Passport/ Government issued ID/College ID/ Employee ID/Driving License shall be accepted as the recognized identification.