Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering Exam

What is GATE Exam?

The Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering (GATE) is an all India entrance examination that primarily tests the comprehensive understanding of the candidate in various UG subjects in Engineering/Technology/Architecture and PG subjects in Science.

The Indian Institute of Science (IISc) and seven Indian Institutes of Technology (IIT's) jointly conduct the GATE every year. It is the qualifying entrance examination, which is conducted for admission to postgraduate (PG) courses (M.E, M.Tech, PhD) in IISc and IITs.

The operations related to GATE is each of the 8 zones are managed by a zonal GATE office at the IITs or IISc.

GATE 2020

GATE 2019 notification will be released soon. IIT Madras is organising institute for GATE 2020 for 24 papers (subjects) on 2, 3, 9, and 10 of February 2020 respectively.

A valid GATE score is essential for obtaining financial assistance during Master's programs and direct Doctoral programs in engineering/technology/ architecture. As per the directives of the MHRD, the following procedure is to be adopted for admission to the post-graduate programs (Master's and Doctoral) with MHRD scholarship/assistantship.

Depending upon the norms adopted by a specific institute or department of the Institute, a candidate may be admitted directly into a course based on his/her performance in GATE only or based on his/her performance in GATE and an admission test/interview conducted by the department to which he/she has applied and/or the candidate's academic record.

If the candidate is to be selected through test/interview for post-graduate programs, a minimum of 70% weight age will be given to the performance in GATE and the remaining 30% weight age will be given to the candidate's performance in test/interview and/or academic record, as per MHRD guidelines.

The admitting institutes could, however, prescribe a minimum passing percentage of marks in the test/interview. Some of the colleges/institutes specify GATE qualification as the mandatory requirement even for admission without MHRD scholarship/assistantship. Jobs: Several public sector undertaking would consider GATE scores for screening for providing jobs.

GATE 2020 Registration Process

The candidates have to register and fill the application via online mode only at the GATE Online Application Processing System (GOAPS). The registration process will start on September 1, 2019, and it will end on September 21, 2019. Click here to know more about the GATE 2020 registration procedure.

GATE 2020 Application Fee

For Examination Centres in India On or Before Sept 21, 2019 During the Extended Period
Female Candidates INR 750/- INR 1250/-
SC/ST/PwD Category Candidates INR. 750/- INR 1250/-
All Other Candidates INR 1500/- INR 2000/-
For Examination Centres outside India (All Candidates)
Addis Ababa, Colombo, Dhaka and Kathmandu US$ 50 US$ 70
Dubai and Singapore US$ 100 US$ 120

The GATE 2020 Exam is going to be conducted from February 2, 3, 9, 10, 2020 in two sessions, i.e. 9:30 AM to 12:30 PM and 2:30 PM to 5:30 PM.

GATE 2020 Eligibility Criteria

Candidates graduated in qualifying subjects with not less than 50% marks in aggregate score from a recognised university or deemed university are eligible to take the test.

Candidates who are studying in the final year of bachelor's/master's degree or those who are awaiting results can also apply. But the year of qualification is not later than 2019. Click here to know more about the detailed scenario of GATE 2020 Eligibility Criteria.

Special Features Of GATE 2020 Score For Employment

Most of the Public Sector Undertakings (PSUs) have used GATE scores to shortlist the candidates for employment. A few of them are Bharat Heavy Electricals Limited (BHEL), Gas Authority of India Limited (GAIL), Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL), Indian Oil Corporation Limited (IOCL), National Thermal Power Corporation (NTPC), Nuclear Power Corporation of India Limited (NPCIL), Oil and Natural Gas Corporation (ONGC) and Power Grid Corporation of India (PGCI).

Direct recruitment to Group A level posts in Central government, i.e., Senior Field Officer (Tele), Senior Research Officer (Crypto) and Senior Research Officer (S&T) in Cabinet Secretariat, Govt. of India, is now being carried out on the basis of GATE score.

The details of the scheme of recruitment are normally published in National Newspapers/Employment News/Rozgar Samachar by the concerned authority. The qualified candidates should have to check newspapers and other reliable sources daily for any such information.

GATE Cutoff 2019

It is very important for aspirants to know about the GATE cutoff score because it is not only used for admission to M.Tech programmes in IITs or NITs. To secure a job in public sector undertakings such as IOCL or BHEL, qualifying in GATE is mandatory. 

After the GATE 2019 examination, candidates should focus on the cutoff score along with paper analysis. The organising body, IIT Madras, has released the cutoff score for different categories depending upon the branches of engineering. Check the below table for GATE 2019 category-wise qualifying marks. 

S No Branch General OBC (NCL) SC/ST/PwD
1 Aerospace Engineering (AE) 33.5 30.2 22.3
2 Agricultural Engineering (AG) 28.3 25.5 18.9
3 Architecture and Planning (AR) 41 36.9 27.3
4 Biotechnology (BT) 35.9 32.3 23.9
5 Civil Engineering (CE) 28.2 25.4 18.8
6 Chemical Engineering (CH) 34.8 31.3 23.2
7 Computer Science and Information Technology (CS) 29.5 26.6 19.7
8 Chemistry (CY) 32 28.8 21.3
9 Electronics and Communication Engineering (EC) 26.7 24 17.8
10 Electrical Engineering (EE) 39.6 35.6 26.4
11 Ecology and Evolution (EY) 37.1 33.4 24.7
12 Geology and Geophysics (GG) 44.5 40.1 29.7
13 Instrumentation Engineering (IN) 31.9 28.7 21.3
14 Mathematics (MA) 25 22.5 16.7
15 Mechanical Engineering (ME) 34.1 30.7 22.7
16 Mining Engineering (MN) 31.5 28.4 21
17 Metallurgical Engineering (MT) 53.5 48.1 35.7
18 Petroleum Engineering (PE) 49.9 44.9 33.3
19 Physics (PH) 25.2 22.7 16.8
20 Production and Industrial Engineering (PI) 32.2 29.2 21.7
21 Statistics (ST) 32.5 29.2 21.7
22 Textile Engineering and Fibre Science (TF) 40.1 36.1 26.7
23 Engineering Sciences (XE-A, B, C, D, E, F, G, H) 26.7 24 17.8
24 Life Sciences (XL-P, Q, R, S, T, U) 36.7 33 24.5

GATE Result 2019 

Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering (GATE) 2019 result will be available only on the official website. According to the sources, the results was released on March 16, 2019. The result is available for all the 24 papers. Candidates who have appeared for the GATE examination in February can access the result through GOAPS. One can download the GATE scorecard after the declaration of result. 

Candidates have to note that the GATE scorecard will be available to those who have passed with flying colours in the examination. The GATE scorecard will be available without any fee payment from March 20 to May 31, 2019. However, aspirants have to pay Rs 500 to access the GATE scorecard till December 31, 2019. 

Steps To Check GATE Result 2019 

Step 1: Visit the official website of GATE. 

Step 2: On the homepage, click on the GATE result link. 

Step 3: Enter the login credentials such as enrolment number or email ID and date of birth.

Step 4: Submit the details to access the GATE result. 

Step 5: Candidates can access the GATE result and cannot print the result. 

Click here to check GATE result 2019 

Details To Be Checked In GATE Result

After the release of GATE result, candidates have to check all the important details on the scorecard. The details to check are the name of the candidate, GATE registration number, GATE examination paper and code, score obtained, quantifying marks and rank obtained. 

GATE Scorecard 2019 

The GATE scorecard is the document given to candidates who have qualified in the examination. The GATE scorecard will be awarded to candidates who have obtained the minimum qualifying cutoff or score in the examination. The scorecard will be available on the official website between March 20 and May 21, 2019. Aspirants are advised to download the soft copy of GATE scorecard, which has validity for three years from the date of declaration of result. However, this validity is not applicable for the recruitment in the public sector undertaking (PSU). 

GATE Score Calculator 

The authorities use GATE raw marks to compute the scores because the exam is conducted in multiple sessions. Marks are obtained and normalized to compute the score for GATE. Candidates have to note that the marks obtained in single session papers will be considered for the GATE 2019 scores. 


After the GATE result, candidates should know about the GATE Common Offer Acceptance Portal (COAP). The admission of M.Tech/Ph.D in all the participating institutes will be carried through COAP. Candidates who are desiring for admission in IITs should apply at the admission portal by registering at COAP and respective institute. 

Starting of COAP registration  April 2019
Round 1 May 24 - May 27, 2019
Round 2 June 5- June 8, 2019
Round 3 June 16- June 19, 2019
Round 4 June 26- July 29, 2019

GATE 2020: Biomedical Engineering Paper Introduced

A new paper Biomedical Engineering (BM) was introduced in the Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering (GATE) 2020. Candidates who are aiming for the entrance examination can check the details of BM paper on the official website. This paper will unite the undergraduate syllabus of Biomedical Engineering among universities in the country. 

IIT Delhi has released the GATE 2020 information brochure. The entrance examination will be held for more than 20 subjects. The exam will be held on February 1, 2, 8 and 9, 2020. GATE 2020 is a computer-based examination held at various test centres in India including six cities outside the country. 

The GATE Online Application Processing System (GOAPS) website opens on September 3. Candidates can apply online until September 24, 2019. The admit card will be available In January 2020.

6 August 2019
GATE 2020 Information Brochure Released

The Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Delhi, the organising institute for the Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering (GATE) 2020, has released the information brochure. Interested candidates can visit the official website ( to access the GATE 2020 information brochure. 

Candidates will get the information such as exam pattern, marking scheme, syllabus, cut-off and other information in the brochure. The GATE 2020 examination will be held on February 1, 2, 8 and 9 in two shifts. The exam will be held on 24 subjects. 

Click here for GATE 2020 Information Brochure

The registration process for GATE 2020 will begin from September 3 and close on September 24, 2019. Candidates have to apply online and pay the prescribed fee. The admit card will be released during the first week of January 2020.

23 July 2019
GATE 2020 Exam Dates Announced

Indian Institute of Delhi (IIT-Delhi), the organising institute of Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering (GATE) 2020, has released the exam dates. Candidates who are aspiring for GATE 2020 can explore the exam dates along with other important details on the official website. 

The GATE 2020 will be held on February 1, 2, 8 and 9. GATE Online Application Processing System (GOAPS) website opens on September 3, 2019. The admit cards for GATE 2020 will be released on January 3. The result will be released on March 16, 2020. 

Click here for GATE 2020 exam dates

GATE is an entrance exam conducted for admission to postgraduate engineering courses in India's pioneer institutes. It is jointly conducted by the Indian Institute of Science (IISc), Bangalore and the seven IITs. The GATE score is also used for the recruitment process in PSUs. 

9 July 2019
Online Registration Starts For GATE 2019 Centralized Counselling

The online registration for the Centralized Counselling for M.Tech./ M.Arch./ M.Plan./ M.Des. (CCMT) 2019 started. This is a platform for candidates to apply for M.Tech./ M.Arch./ M.Plan./ M.Des. programmes based on their GATE score. The GATE scores accepted for CCMT 2019 are of years 2017, 2018 and 2019. 

Candidates need to register online through the official website of CCMT 2019. One can apply for various programmes in different institutes. Candidates can apply only to the participating institutions through CCMT. Aspirants can register online and pay the fee until April 26, 2019. The last date for choice filling is April 29, 2019. 

This year, the CCMT 2019 is being organized by the National Institute of Technology (NIT) Rourkela. CCMT is a single online application process to apply for various programmes in all the participating institutions.

10 April 2019
GATE 2019: Registration For CCMT 2019 To Begin From April 5

The registration process for the Centralised Counselling for M.Tech/ M.Arch/ M.Plan/ M.Des (CCMT 2019) shall commence from April 5, 2019. The National Institute of Technology (NIT), Rourkela is responsible for coordinating the counselling process. 

Candidates who have qualified in GATE examination and seeking admission in NITs, IIITs, and GFTIs can apply online through the official website ( from April 5 onwards. This is a common platform for admission. 

The admission process includes stages such as online registration, choice filling and locking of choices. The admission will be confirmed only after the payment of seat acceptance fee and reporting at the respective institute. The seat will be allotted based on the choices made by the candidates in the order of merit. 

27 March 2019
GATE 2019 Online Correction Window To Close Today
GATE 2019 Scorecard Released On Official Website
GATE 2019 Result Announced
GATE 2019 Final Answer Key Released 
GATE 2019 Answer Key Released
Name Correction Facility Opens For GATE 2019
GATE 2019 Response Sheet Released On Official Website 
IIT Madras Released GATE Admit Cards 2019
GATE 2019 Exam Schedule Announced
GATE 2019: List Of Rejected And Duplicate Candidates Released
GATE 2019 Mock Test Is Available For All The Subjects
GOAPS Portal For Exam City Change Request Will Be Open Till November 16
GATE 2019 Correction Window Will Remain Open Till November 7
GATE Application Correction Window To Close On October 25
Last Date To Apply Online For GATE 2019 With Late Fee
GATE Application Form Correction From September 27
GATE 2019 Exam Pattern
GATE Question Papers
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