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GATE 2020 application correction window has been made available by IIT Delhi for specific sections such as exam city, exam paper, category, and Gender on November 19. Candidates may have to pay an additional fee for making the corrections in the GATE applications. The last date for making the aforesaid corrections is yet to be announced.

IIT Delhi has made available the GATE 2020 Mock Test for candidates aspiring to the GATE 2020 exam. Mock Test will help candidates to know about the GATE 2020 exam pattern and also their preparation levels. Candidates can appear for the mock tests on GATE 2020 official portal.

For candidates who have successfully submitted their GATE 2020 application form, IIT Delhi has made available the correction window for them. Through the GATE 2020 application form correction window, candidates will be allowed to correct details such as their name, father’s name, college name, image, and signature, etc. Candidates are required to follow the below-mentioned steps to correct their application form for GATE 2020.

GATE 2020 admit card will be released by the exam conducting authority on January 3, 2020. Successfully registered candidates will only be allowed to download the admit card/hall ticket for GATE 2020 by logging in with the required credentials. The admit card must be kept safe as it will be required for GATE 2020 counselling and admission process.

What is GATE Exam?

GATE is an online national level examination conducted for Master of Engineering (ME), Masters in Technology (MTech) and direct PhD admissions to Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs)National Institutes of Technology (NITs)Indian Institutes of Information Technology (IIITs) and other institutes/universities across India. The exam is jointly conducted by IIT BombayIIT DelhiIIT GuwahatiIIT KanpurIIT KharagpurIIT MadrasIIT Roorkee and Indian Institute for Science, Bangalore (IISC Bangalore), on a rotational basis on behalf of the National Coordination Board (NCB – GATE), Department of Higher Education, Ministry of Human Resource & Development (MHRD), Government of India. 

IIT Delhi, the exam conducting authority for GATE 2020, announced the dates for the exam on July 9, 2019. GATE 2020 will be held on February 1, 2, 8 and 9 next year. However, the online registration for GATE 2020 was started from August 31, 2019, and the last date to apply for it was September 28. GATE 2020 registration was an online process and last date for the same was September 28 without late fee and October 5 with the late fee. 

Latest updates on GATE 2020: 

Through GATE, candidates can seek admission or financial assistance (for admission) to the Master’s programs and doctoral programs in Engineering, Architecture and relevant branches of Science. Qualifying GATE is mandatory for admission to these courses offered at MHRD-supported institutes and other government agencies. These institutes include IITs, IISc, NITs, IIITs, Government-Funded Technical Institutes (GFTIs) and other universities in India. GATE scores are also used by Public Sector Units (PSUs) for job recruitments

It must be noted that the GATE score is valid for three years from the date of announcement of results. 

GATE 2020 Highlights

Exam NameGraduate Aptitude Test in Engineering
Exam FrequencyOnce a year
Exam ModeOnline
Exam Duration3 hours
Test TakersApprox 10 Lakh
Accepting Colleges
Official Websitehttp://gate.iitd.ac.in/index.php

GATE 2020 Exam Dates

GATE 2020 exam dates have been announced by IIT Delhi on July 9 and has extended the last date for the application form on September 26, 2019. Take a look at GATE exam calendar below: 



Salient Features

July 9, 2019

GATE notification released

IIT Delhi to conduct GATE 2020 Exam

August 31, 2019

GATE registration started

Registration to be done online only. No change in the Registration fee. Rs 500 additional fee to be paid by candidates who missed the deadline.

September 28, 2019

GATE registration ended

Extended from September 24

October 15, 2019

GATE correction window opened

Candidates can correct their details and change their image/signature. An additional fee will be applicable

January 3, 2020

GATE admit card download to begin

Download the admit card from GATE official website. It is an essential document and will be required till the admission process

February 1, 2, 8 & 9, 2020

GATE exam day

The exam will be conducted in morning and afternoon slots

March 16, 2020

GATE result announcement

Download GATE scorecard from its official website

GATE Registrations Over The Years 

What are the Changes in GATE 2020?

  • GATE 2020 will have 25 papers with Biotechnology as the new entrant 
  • GATE 2019 included Statistics (ST) as the new entrant

Colleges Accepting GATE 2020 Score

The GATE score is accepted by various engineering colleges across India. Take a look at the list of some of the colleges accepting GATE scores for admission to the postgraduate engineering programs: 

Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi

Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay

Indian Institute of Technology, Guwahati, Assam

Indian Institute of Technology, (BHU) Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh

Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur

Indian Institute of Technology Madras

Indian Institute of Technology Mandi

Indian Institute of Technology Patna

Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee

Indian Institute of Technology Ropar

Indian Institute of Technology, Bhubaneswar, Odisha

Indian Institute of Technology, Gandhinagar, Gujrat

Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur

GATE eligibility criteria

Aspirants can choose any one subject for GATE 2020, out of the 25 papers, they wish to appear for. Please note that a candidate is allowed to appear in only one paper.

Qualifying DegreeQualifying Degree/ExaminationDescription of eligible candidatesYear of qualification 
not later than
BE/ B.Tech/ B.PharmBachelor’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 completed2019
B.ArchBachelor’s degree holders of Architecture (5 years course)Currently in the final year or already completed2019
B.Sc (Research)/ BSBachelor’s degree in Science (Post-Diploma/4 years after 10+2)Currently in the 4th year or already completed2019
M.Sc/ MA/MCA or equivalentMaster’s degree in any branch of Science/Mathematics/Statistics/Computer Applications or equivalentCurrently in the final year or already completed2019
Int ME/ 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 completed2022
Int ME/ 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 completed2019
Int M.Sc/ Int BS-MSIntegrated M.Sc. or 5 years integrated B.S.-M.S. programCurrently in the final year or already completed2019
Professional Society Examinations
(equivalent to BE/B.Tech/B.Arch)
B.E./B.Tech./B.Arch. equivalent examinations of Professional Societies, recognised 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 coursesNA

* Some of these professional societies/institutions, which conduct examination in various fields of engineering, are as follows.

  1. The Institution of Engineers (India) (IE)
  2. The Institution of Civil Engineers (ICE)
  3. The Institution of Electronics and Telecommunication Engineers (IETE)
  4. The Aeronautical Society of India (AeSI)
  5. The Indian Institute of Chemical Engineers, including Polymer and Environmental Group (IIChemE)
  6. The Indian Institute of Metals (IIM)
  7. The Indian Institute of Industrial Engineers (IIE)

However, the candidates who possess certification from any of the professional societies must ensure that those examinations conducted by the societies are approved by the Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD) and All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE) as equivalent to B.E./B.Tech./B.Arch.

GATE eligibility for international students

  1. Must have completed or are in the final year of their Bachelor’s degree (duration: at least four years) in Engineering/Technology, or
  2. Must have completed or are in the final year of their Post Graduate (Master’s) degree (duration: at least two years) in any relevant science subject.

Eligibility documents:

  1. If a candidate has already passed (in 2018 or earlier) one of the qualifying examinations mentioned above, they have to submit (i.e. upload) the degree certificate/provisional certificate/course completion certificate issued by the institute.
  2. If the candidate is in the final year of any of the qualifying examinations mentioned above, they have to upload a Certificate from the Head of the Department/Institute 

GATE 2020 Application Form

IIT Delhi had made available the GATE 2020 application form online from August 31, 2019. The last date to register for GATE 2020 through the GATE Online Application Processing System (GOAPS) was September 28, 2019. The last date for application form filling with late fee of Rs 500 was October 5. The GATE 2020 online application submission included steps such as registration, entering essential information like contact, academic and personal details, uploading of photograph, and payment of application fee. Candidates were advised to fill the correct and verifiable information in the GATE 2020 application form. Application forms with wrong information were rejected by the exam conducting authority. 

Steps to fill GATE 2020 application form

Registration: Candidates were required to register for GATE 2020 before filling the application form. For registration, candidates have to enter details like name, valid email id, country of residence and mobile number. The candidate also had to choose a password for future log-in. An enrolment number for every candidate was generated after the successful registration. 
Filling the form: The GATE 2020 application form had sections like – personal, academic and contact details. Candidates had to enter the details in the essential fields of each section, choose the GATE paper they will be appearing in, and select three exam centres.
Uploading photographs: Scanned images of photograph, signature and category certificate (if admission is sought under a particular category) had to be uploaded in the prescribed format.
Application fee payment: The application fee varied on the gender and category of candidates. Application fee for general male candidates was Rs 1500 and for female and reserved category candidates, it was Rs 750. The application fee could be paid in online mode only via net banking, credit or debit cards.

Previous years GATE cut off 

Take a look at previous year GATE cutoffs for reference until the cutoffs for GATE 2020 are released.

GATE 2019 cut-off

GATE 2019 was conducted by IIT Madras for 24 papers with Statistics as the new entrant. Take a look at GATE cutoff 2019 as released by IIT Madras after the results got declared on March 15. 

Exam Paper

Qualifying Marks




Aerospace Engineering (AE)




Agricultural Engineering (AG)




Architecture and Planning (AR)




Biotechnology (BT)




Civil Engineering (CE)




Chemical Engineering (CH)




Computer Science and Information Technology (CS)




Chemistry (CY)




Electronics and Communication Engineering (EC)




Electrical Engineering (EE)




Ecology and Evolution (EY)




Geology and Geophysics (GG)




Instrumentation Engineering (IN)




Mathematics (MA)




Mechanical Engineering (ME)




Mining Engineering (MN)




Metallurgical Engineering (MT)




Petroleum Engineering (PE)




Physics (PH)




Production and Industrial Engineering (PI)




Statistics (ST)




Textile Engineering and Fibre Science (TF)




Engineering Sciences (XE-A, B, C, D, E, F, G, H)




Life Sciences (XL-P, Q, R, S, T, U)




GATE 2018 cut-offs

Take a look at the GATE 2018 cut offs for top 8 engineering streams below:

GATE 2018 Cutoff scores (out of 100)





































Important FAQs regarding GATE 2020

Q. For how many papers, a candidate can apply in GATE 2020?

A. A candidate can apply for only ONE (1) of the 25 papers listed in the GATE 2020 Information Brochure or GATE website. A candidate is expected to appear in a paper appropriate to the discipline of his/her qualifying degree. However, a candidate is free to choose any other paper according to his/her admission plan.

Q. Is a candidate allowed to change his/her GATE Examination Paper after submission of the application?

A. YES. A request for the change of GATE Examination Paper will be entertained against payment. A specific time period for the same will be notified.

Q. Is a candidate allowed to change his/her GATE Examination City after submission of the application?

A. YES, but only after the last date for submission of application, a request for the change of examination city will be entertained against payment. A specific time period for the same will be notified.

Q. Is a candidate allowed to change his/her category after submission of the application?

A. YES, the category change request will be entertained only till November 15, 2019.

Q. Will a candidate be provided with white paper for rough work and calculations during the examination?

A. A scribble pad will be provided to the candidate that can be used to do the rough work which must be returned after the examination.

Q. Will I be allowed to leave the examination hall during the examination?

A. NO. Candidates will NOT be allowed to leave the examination hall for any reason during the examination.

Q. What items are not permitted to be brought with me inside the examination venue?

A. Only Admit Card, Identification Card, and a pen are permitted to be taken inside the examination hall.

Q. Can I use a physical calculator during the examination?

A. NO. During the online GATE 2020 examination, all candidates will be provided with a virtual scientific calculator to answer the questions

Q. How would I be able to use a virtual calculator in GATE 2020 as never used it before?

A. You need to practice using the virtual calculator by taking the GATE 2020 mock test before the exam.

Q. Is there any age limit for applying for GATE 2020?

A. No, there is no age limit for applying for GATE 2020.

Q. Are there any eligibility criteria regarding the nationality of a candidate?

A. No, candidates from India as well as other countries can apply for GATE 2020

Q. Is a candidate who has passed BTech in 2019 with a backlog eligible for GATE 2020?

A. Yes, but such candidates need to clear the backlog before the GATE 2020 counselling starts.

Q. Will I be allotted the GATE exam center only from my provided choices?

A. Exam authority will try its best to allot you the exam centre of your choice. you will be allotted a centre other than your choice only in case of non-avalability.


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GATE 2020 Exam Centers

GATE 2020 will be conducted by IIT Delhi at the below exam centres. 

GATE 2020 Exam Centers

Zone No.Zonal GATE OfficeTentative List of Examination Cities/Towns*
1IISc Bangalore 
Bengaluru – 560 012 
Ananthapuramu, Angamaly, Bagalkot, Belagavi (Belgaum), Ballari (Bellary), Bengaluru South, Bengaluru North, Bidar, Davanagere, Kalaburagi (Gulbarga), Hassan, Hubballi (Hubli), Hyderabad, Kannur, Kasaragod, Kolar, Kozhikode, Kurnool, Malappuram, Mangaluru, Manipal, Mysuru (Mysore), Palakkad, Payyanur, PortBlair, Shivamogga (Shimoga), Thrissur, Tumakuru, Vatakara
2IIT Bombay, 
Powai, Mumbai – 400 076 
Ahmedabad, Ahmednagar, Amravati, Anand, Aurangabad, Baramati, Bhavnagar, Bhuj, Gandhinagar, Goa, Jalgaon, Kankavli, Kolhapur, Mehsana, Mumbai, Nagpur, Nanded, Nashik, Navi Mumbai, Pune, Rajkot, Ratnagiri, Sangli, Satara, Solapur, Surat, Thane, Vadodara
3IIT Delhi, HauzKhas, 
New Delhi – 110 016 
Ajmer, Alwar, Bahadurgarh, Rohtak, Bikaner, Faridabad-Palwal, Greater NOIDA, Gurugram, Hisar, Indore, Jaipur, Jammu, Jodhpur, Karnal, Kota, Mathura, New Delhi, Samba, Sikar, Udaipur-Chittorgarh, Ujjain
4IIT Guwahati 
Guwahati – 781 039 
Agartala, Arrah, Asansol, Bihar Sharif, Dhanbad, Dibrugarh, Durgapur, Gangtok, Gaya, Guwahati, Imphal, Itanagar, Jorhat, Kalyani, Muzaffarpur, Patna, Purnea, Shillong, Silchar, Siliguri, Tezpur
5IIT Kanpur 
Kanpur – 208 016 
Agra, Aligarh, Allahabad, Bareilly, Bhopal, Gorakhpur, Gwalior, Jabalpur, Kanpur, Lucknow, Varanasi
6IIT Kharagpur 
Kharagpur – 721 302 
Balasore, Berhampur (Odisha), Bhilai, Bhimavaram, Bhubaneswar, Bilaspur (CG), Cuttack, Eluru, Hooghly, Jamshedpur, Kakinada (AP), Kharagpur, Kolkata, Raipur, Rajamahendravaram (Rajahmundry), Ranchi, Rourkela, Sambalpur, Srikakulam-Vizianagaram, Tadepalligudem, Vijayawada, Visakhapatnam
7IIT Madras 
Chennai – 600 036 
Alappuzha, Aluva, Attingal, Bapatla – Chirala, Chengannur, Chennai North, Chennai South, Chittoor, Coimbatore, Cuddalore, Dindigul, Ernakulam, Erode-Thiruchengode, Gudur, Guntur, Idukki, Kadapa, Kanjirapally, Kanyakumari-Nagercoil, Karimnagar, Karur, Khammam, Kollam, Kothamangalam, Kottayam, Madurai, Muvattupuzha, Nalgonda, Namakkal, Nedumangad, Nellore, Ongole, Pala, Puducherry, Punalur, Salem, Thanjavur, Thiruvananthapuram, Thiruvannamalai, Tiruchirapalli, Tirunelveli, Tirupati, Tuticorin, Vellore, Villupuram, Virudhunagar, Warangal
8IIT Roorkee 
Roorkee – 247 667 
Ambala, Amritsar, Baddi (HP), Bathinda, Bhimtal, Dehradun, Fatehgarh Sahib, Ghaziabad, Haldwani, Hamirpur (HP), Jalandhar, Kurukshetra, Ludhiana, Meerut, Mohali, Moradabad, Muzaffarnagar, NOIDA, Panipat, Pathankot, Patiala, Roorkee, Ropar, Saharanpur, Sangrur, Shimla, Solan, Sonepat, Una, Yamunanagar
9International GATE, 
IIT Madras
Addis Ababa (Ethiopia), Colombo (Sri Lanka), Dhaka (Bangladesh), Dubai (UAE), Kathmandu (Nepal), Singapore

The examination at GATE International centres will be conducted at their local time:

City (Country)Exam Time (Forenoon Session)Exam Time Afternoon Session)
Addis Ababa (Ethiopia)06:30 to 09:30 Hours11:30 to 14.30 Hours
Colombo (Sri Lanka)09:00 to 12.00 Hours14:00 to 17:00 Hours
Dhaka (Bangladesh)09:30 to 12:30 Hours14:30 to 17:30 Hours
Dubai (UAE)07:30 to 10:30 Hours12:30 to 15:30 Hours
Kathmandu (Nepal)09:15 to 12:15 Hours14:15 to 17:15 Hours
Singapore11:30 to 14:30 Hours16:30 to 19:30 Hours

How to change examination city for GATE 2020?

  • Step 1: Visit GATE Online Application Processing System (GOAPS) website – http://appsgate.iitm.ac.in/
  • Step 2: Login to your account with your Enrollment ID/Email Address, Password and Captcha
  • Step 3: Click on Change Examination City
  • Step 4: After making changes to GATE 2020 examination city, you need to make a payment of Rs 500

Choice of examination city: The candidate can choose three cities from the list of examination cities given in the above table. The first and second choices must be from the same GATE zone and the third choice can be from any GATE zone.

If a candidate chooses a particular city (in a particular zone) as the first choice, then they will be able to choose the city of the second choice only from that particular zone. However, the third choice can be from any one of the listed cities (i.e., no restriction on the zone for the third choice city). Note that, because of the operational constraints, the GATE Committee reserves the right to add a new city or remove an existing one, and allot a city that may not be from any of the choices selected by the candidate.

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GATE 2020 Contact Information

Chairman, GATE
Indian Institute of Technology Delhi, Hauz Khas, New Delhi 110 016



GATE 2020 Dates

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3 Jan ’20

GATE 2020 admit card download

1 Feb ’20 –

2 Feb ’20

GATE 2020 Exam

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GATE 2020 Application Form

IIT Delhi has made available the GATE 2020 application form correction window. Candidates who have successfully submitted their application form can now correct details like exam city, exam paper, category, gender, name, father’s name, college name, image, and signature, etc free of cost. To correct their application for GATE 2020, candidates have to follow the below-mentioned steps:

How to make changes in GATE 2020 paper?

  • Visit the official website of GOAP
  • Log in using your enrollment ID
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GATE 2020 Pattern

GATE exam pattern 2020 will include the number of questions, types of questions and marking scheme for all the 25 papers of GATE. Candidates who wish to appear for GATE 2020 need to familiarise themselves with the exam pattern, syllabus and the marking scheme. 

In all the papers, there will be a total of 65 questions carrying 100 marks, out of which 10 questions carrying a total of 15 marks will be of General Aptitude (GA). In the papers bearing the codes AE, AG, BT, CE, CH, CS, EC, EE, IN, ME,

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GATE 2020 Admit Card

GATE admit card 2020 will be released by IIT Delhi, the exam conducting authority on January 3, 2020. Registered candidates will be able to download GATE 2020 admit card/hall ticket from the official website of GOAPS by submitting their credentials to log in. 

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GATE 2020 Syllabus

GATE syllabus 2020 for all the 25 papers have been released by IIT Delhi along with the information brochure. GATE 2020 syllabus includes three sections – General Aptitude, Engineering Mathematics and subject specific paper as chosen by aspirants while filling the GATE 2020 application form. Candidates can download GATE Syllabus for all the subjects including CSEECEElectrical EngineeringMechanical Engineering, and Civil Engineering.

Latest updates on GATE 2020: 

GATE 2020 Counselling

GATE 2020 registration process was started from August 31. IIT Delhi released the GATE 2020 application form on the official website.

GATE 2020 exam dates were announced by IIT Delhi, the exam conducting authority. The graduate aptitude test in engineering will be held on February 1, 2, 8 & 9 in online mode. IIT Delhi will be declaring GATE 2020 results on March 16. Candidates who qualify GATE 2020 have to further participate in the counselling and seat allotment process conducted by COAP (Comm

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GATE 2020 Results

GATE 2020 Results: 16 Mar 2020

GATE 2020 result will be declared by IIT Delhi, the exam conducting authority on March 16 2020. Once released, candidates will be able to check their GATE result on the official website by logging in through credentials. Along with the results, the institute also releases category-wise GATE qualifying marks. It may be noted that the score card for GATE 2020 will be issued to only those students who have secured marks equal to or above the qualifying marks as per their category.

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GATE 2020 Answer Key

GATE 2020 answer key along with the official question papers for all 25 papers will be released by IIT Delhi after the exam is concluded. The test takers can access the GATE answer key on the official website of GOAPS. To be able to check the same, candidates will have to login on the official website using their registered credentials. According to the official website of GOAPS, the answer keys are finalised by the GATE committee. No emails and telephone calls will be entertained on this matter

GATE 2020 Cut Off

GATE cut off 2020 – GATE cut offs are the minimum marks that the test takers need to score to be eligible for admission in the MTech, MSc & PhD courses offered at the GATE participating institutes. After the GATE results are announced, the conducting authority of the exam releases the qualifying cut offs for all the GATE papers. However, the GATE participating institutes decide their own admission cut off for the selection of candidate.

Candidates who meet the minimum qualifying marks in their

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