GATE 2020


Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering 2020

Application Correction: 15 Nov - 23 Nov 2019

Computer Based Test

Application Correction: 15 Nov - 23 Nov 2019

GATE Basic Information

  • Application Fee:₹ 1,500
  • Number Of Attempts:1
  • Examination Modes:Computer Based Test
  • Exam Conducting Body:Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi (IIT Delhi)
  • Courses:M.Tech, Ph.D. ENG
  • Streams:Engineering

GATE 2020: Application Form, Exam Dates, Eligibility, Admit Card, Syllabus

Updated On - October 14th 2019 by Akriti Maurya

GATE 2020 Application Form is ending on 05 October 2019 (extended). Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering 2020 will be conducted by IIT Delhi (Indian Institute of Technology). By qualifying GATE 2020 aspirants can get admission into Postgraduate courses. These courses are offered by various prestigious institutions across India and a few abroad. GATE is a national level entrance exam organized centrally every year. It is 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). The exam is conducted on behalf of the National Coordination Board (NCB)-GATE, Department of Higher Education, Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD), Government of India.

Passing or qualifying in the GATE exam is a mandatory requirement for taking admission and/or financial assistance to:

  • Master's programs and direct Doctoral programs in Engineering, Technology or Architecture, and
  • Doctoral programs in relevant branches of Science in the institutions supported by the MHRD and other Government agencies. The GATE qualification is mandatory even in some colleges and institutions, which admit students without MHRD scholarship/assistantship.
  • Many PSUs have been using the GATE score in their selection or recruitment process.

The Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering is based on a comprehensive understanding of the candidates in various undergraduate subjects in Engineering, Technology, Architecture and postgraduate level subjects of Science. The GATE score is valid for up to 3 years from the date of declaration of results.  

Latest GATE 2020 Updates:

  • The Correction Window for GATE 2020 will open from 15 October 2019.
  • The last date to change the exam city centre is 15 November 2019.
  • The last date to fill the online registration form (with late fee Rs 500) has been extended to 05 October 2019.
  • The last date of application with normal fees has been extended up to 28 September 2019.
  • IIT Delhi, the exam conducting body have added Biomedical engineering as a new subject from this session.
  • IIT (Indian Institute of Technology), Delhi has released the notice regarding change in GATE 2020 registration date. The GATE Online Application Form 2020 has been released on 03 September 2019.  

Download the GATE 2020 Information Brochure 

GATE 2020 Application Form

GATE Application Form will be released on the Official website of IIT Delhi ( as they are organizing the Graduate Aptitude Test Examination. The date of release of Application form is 03 September 2019 and the last date of submission of online application has been extended to 05 October 2019. These are the documents candidates will be needing to fill the Application form successfully so keep them ready:

  • Scanned copy of the Eligibility Certificate (Degree Certificate or Provisional Certificate or Certificate from the Head of the Department/Institute) in pdf format.
  • Category certificate (SC/ST), PwD certificate, Dyslexia certificate - (if applicable).
  • The latest image of the candidate and signature should be uploaded.
  • The photograph must be in colour and taken after 01 August 2019 in a professional studio. Photographs taken using a mobile phone and other photos of the selfie category would be rejected.
  • The application form should be filled through the GATE Online Application Processing System (GOAPS).
  • Date of submission of form is 05 October 2019.

The four major sections of form filling are divided as stated below:

  • Registration
  • Application form filling
  • Documents upload
  • Registration fee payment

The specification of photograph and signature is mentioned below in a table:

Particulars Photograph Signature
Size 240×320 - 480×640 in pixels (0.3 Megapixels) 80×280 - 160×560 in pixels

GATE 2020 Application Fee

The form fee for  Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering test 2020 is mentioned category wise in the table below:

Mode of Payment: From the GOAPS portal, the candidate will be redirected to the payment gateway webpage. Candidates can pay the application fee online either through Credit card/Debit card/Net Banking.

GATE 2020 Registration Fee
Category Fee on or before 24th September 2019 Fee during the extended period
Female candidates Rs.750 Rs.1250
SC/ST/PwD candidates Rs.750 Rs.1250
All other candidates Rs.1500 Rs.2000
Addis Ababa, Colombo, Dhaka and Kathmandu candidates USD 50 USD 70
Dubai and Singapore candidates USD 100 USD 100

Mode of Payment: From the GOAPS portal, the candidate will be redirected to the payment gateway webpage. Candidates can pay the application fee online either through Credit card/Debit card/Net Banking.

GATE 2020 Correction Window

The candidates can do the changes (if required ) in the Application Form from 15 October 2019. The correction can be done on the official website of the conducting body. The applicants will be able to d the corrections like name, father's name, etc.

GATE 2020 Eligibility Criteria

Candidates must go through the below points and table to check the GATE 2020 Eligibility Criteria:


  • Indian nationals are eligible to apply for the exam.
  • Candidates from Nepal, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, Singapore, Ethiopia and the United Arab Emirates (U.A.E) can also apply.

Age limit:

  • There is no age bar for appearing in the exam.
GATE 2020 Eligibility Criteria
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
Integrated 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
Integrated 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
Integrated M.Sc./ Integrated 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
Pharm. D. (after 10+2) Degree holders of 6 years program, consisting of internship or residency
training during the sixth year
Currently in the
4th/5th/6th year or
already completed
M.B.B.S Degree holders of M.B.B.S. and
those who are in the 7th/8th/9th
semester of such programme.
7th, 8th, 9th or
already completed

GATE 2020 Admit Card

GATE Admit Card will be available on the official website (GOAPS) by 03 January 2020. Students who will be appearing for the examination are requested to download and print their admit cards before they appear for the examination.

  • It is mandatory to carry the admit cards to the exam centre along with a photo ID proof which will help in verification of the candidate's identity by the invigilators.
  • Both, the Admit Card and the Original ID proof are essential for entry into the examination hall.
  • The Admit Card is valid if the candidate's photograph and signature images are clear and legible.
  • Candidates need to bring the print-out of the downloaded Admit Card to the Examination for the verification.
  • Also, bring with the original and valid photo Identity Document which was specified during the filling up of the online application.
  • If candidates find any discrepancy in the admit card, get in touch with the officials immediately and get it rectified as incorrect information won’t be entertained at the time of examination if found.
  • If candidates are appearing for the examination in a new city then kindly go and visit the examination centre before the day of examination so that candidates don’t reach late or go to the wrong centre.

GATE 2020 Exam Schedule

Shift Time
Morning/Forenoon 9:30 AM to 12:30 PM (Tentative)
Afternoon 2:30 PM to 5:30 PM (Tentative)

GATE 2020 Exam Centres

The tentative list of zone-wise test centres of GATE 2020 exam is mentioned below:

GATE 2020 Test Centres
Zone No. Zonal GATE Office Tentative List of Examination Cities/Towns
1 IISc Bangalore Ananthapuramu, Angamaly, Bagalkot, Belagavi (Belgaum), Ballari (Bellary), Bengaluru South, Bengaluru North, Bidar, Chikkamagaluru, Davanagere, Kalaburagi (Gulbarga), Hassan, Hubballi (Hubli), Hyderabad, Kannur, Kasaragod, Kolar, Kozhikode, Kurnool, Malappuram, Mangaluru, Manipal, Mysuru (Mysore), Palakkad, Payyanur, Port Blair, Shivamogga (Shimoga), Thrissur, Vatakara, Tumakuru
2 IIT Bombay Ahmedabad, Amravati, Anand, Aurangabad, Baramati, Bhavnagar, Bhuj, Gandhinagar, Goa, Jalgaon, Kolhapur, Mehsana, Mumbai-Navi Mumbai-Thane, Nagpur, Nandad, Nashik, Pune, Rajkot, Ratnagiri, Sangli, Satara, Solapur, Surat, Vadodara, Ahmednagar
3 IIT Delhi Ajmer, Alwar, Bikaner, Faridabad-Palwal, Greater NOIDA, Gurugram, Hisar, Indore, Jaipur, Jammu-Samba, Jodhpur, Karnal, Mathura, New Delhi, Rohtak, Srinagar, Sikar, Udaipur, Ujjain, Kota
4 IIT Guwahati Agartala, Aizawl, Asansol-Durgapur, Bokaro Steel City, Burdwan, Dhanbad, Dibrugarh, Dimapur, Gangtok, Guwahati, Imphal, Itanagar, Jorhat, Kalyani, Muzaffarpur, Patna, Purnea, Shillong, Silchar, Siliguri, Tezpur
5 IIT Kanpur Agra, Aligarh, Allahabad, Bareilly, Bhopal, Gorakhpur, Gwalior, Jabalpur, Kanpur, Lucknow, Varanasi
6 IIT Kharagpur Balasore, Berhampur (Odisha), Bhilai, Bhubaneswar, Bilaspur (CG),Cuttack, Eluru, Hooghly (WB), Jamshedpur, Kakinada (AP), Kharagpur, Kolkata, Raipur, Rajamahendravaram (Rajahmundry), Ranchi, Rourkela, Sambalpur, Srikaulam, Vizianagaram, Tadepalligudem, Vijayawada, Visakhapatnam
7 IIT Madras Alappuzha, Aluva-Ernakulam, Attingal, Chengannur, Chennai South, Chennai West, Chirala, Chittoor, Coimbatore, Cuddalore, Dindigul, Gudur, Guntur, ldukki, Kadapa, Kanjirapally, Kanyakumari-Nagercoil, Karimnagar, Khammam, Kodad, Kollam, Warangal, Kothamangalam, Kottayam, Madurai, Muvattupuzha, Namakkal, Nellore,Thiruvananthapuram, Ongole, Pala, Puducherry, Salem, Thanjavur, Thoothukudi, Tiruchirapalli, Tirunelveli, Tirupati, Vellore, Villupuram, Virudhunagar, 
8 IIT Roorkee Ambala, Amritsar, Bathinda, Dehradun, Ghaziabad, Haldwani, Hamirpur-Una (HP), Jalandhar, Kurukshetra, Ludhiana, Meerut, MohaliChandigarh, Moradabad, NOIDA, Panipat, Pathankot, Patiala-Sangrur, Roorkee, Shimla-Solan, Sonepat, Yamunanagar
9 International GATE,
IIT Delhi
Addis Ababa (Ethiopia), Colombo (Sri Lanka), Dhaka (Bangladesh), Dubai (UAE), Kathmandu (Nepal), Singapore

NOTE: This is a tentative list, and any change will be updated on website (

GATE 2020 Exam Pattern

Candidates are requested to go through the GATE 2020 Exam Pattern given below in the table to understand the overall structure and pattern of the exam.

Exam Mode

Online (CBT)

Number of Questions


Total Marks


Type of Questions

MCQs and NAT

Number of Sections

3 (General Aptitude, Engineering Mathematics* and Subject Specification Section)

*In place of Engineering Mathematics, Chemistry will be compulsory for Life Science (XL) Paper

Section-wise time band


Marking Scheme

For MCQ of 1 marks, 1/3 would be deducted

For MCQ of 2 marks, 2/3 would be deducted

No negative marking for Numerical type questions

In the table below, applicants can check the section-wise distribution of the number of questions and marks in that section:


Number of questions and marks per part

Number of Questions

Maximum marks

General Aptitude (GA)

5 questions of 1 mark each and

5 questions of 2 mark each



Question Papers other than GG, XE and XL

25 questions of 1 mark each and

30 questions of 2 mark each



 GG (Geology and Geophysics)


 Part A (compulsory section)

Part B



 25 questions of 1 mark each

Section I (Geology) and Section II (Geophysics) (Attempt any 1 question):


30 questions of 2 mark each




 XE Paper  (Engineering Sciences)

GA (15 marks)

Section A Engineering Mathematics (Compulsory):

Section B to H: (Attempt any Two)



 7 questions of 1 mark each and 4 questions of 2 marks each

9 questions of 1 mark each and 13 questions of 2 marks each


 XE Paper (Life Sciences)

 General Aptitude (15 marks)

Section P Chemistry (Compulsory Section)

Sections Q to U: (Attempt any Two)



 5 questions of 1 mark each and 10 questions of 2 marks each

10 questions of 1 mark each and 10 questions of 2  marks each

GATE 2020 Syllabus

 The whole Syllabus can be checked online. The interested candidates must know the subject wise or streamwise syllabus of GATE 2020 given below:

Syllabus for General Aptitude (GA):

GA is a common section in all GATE Papers. The questions in GA are based on verbal ability and numerical ability.

Verbal Ability:

  • English Grammar
  • Sentence Completion
  • Verbal Analogies
  • Word Groups
  • Instructions
  • Critical Reasoning
  • Verbal Deduction

Numerical Ability:

  • Numerical computation
  • Numerical Estimation
  • Numerical Reasoning
  • Data Interpretation

Aerospace Engineering (AE):

  • Engineering Mathematics:
    • Linear Algebra
    • Calculus
    • Differential Equations
  • Flight Mechanics:
    • Basics
    • Aeroplane Performance
    • Static Stability
  • Space Dynamics:
    • Central force motion,
    • Determination of trajectory and orbital period in simple cases
  • Aerodynamics
    • Basic Fluid Mechanics
    • Potential flow theory
    • Airfoils and wings
    • Compressible Flows
  • Structures
    • Strength of Materials
    • Flight vehicle structures
    • Structural Dynamics
  • Propulsion
    • Thermodynamics of aircraft engines
    • Axial compressors
    • Axial turbines
    • Centrifugal compressor

Agricultural Engineering (AG):

  • Engineering Mathematics
    • Linear Algebra
    • Calculus
    • Numerical Methods
    • Probability & Statistics
  • Farm Machinery
    • Machine Design
    • Farm Machinery
  • Farm Power
    • Sources of Power
    • Farm Power
    • Tractors and Power tillers
  • Soil and Water Conservation Engineering
    • Fluid Mechanics
    • Soil Mechanics
    • Surveying and Leveling
    • Soil and Water Erosion
  • Irrigation and Drainage Engineering
    • Soil-Water-Plant Relationship
    • Irrigation Water Conveyance and Application Methods
    • Agricultural Drainage
    • Wells and Pumps
  • Agricultural Processing Engineering
    • Drying
    • Size Reduction and Conveying
    • Processing and By-product Utilization
  • Dairy and Food Engineering
    • Heat and Mass Transfer
    • Preservation of Food

Architecture and Planning (AR):

  • Architecture and Design
  • Building Materials, Construction and Management
  • Building and Structures
  • Environmental Planning and Design
  • Urban Design
  • Urban Planning and Housing
  • Planning Techniques and Management
  • Building Services, Urban Infrastructure, Principles of water supply and sanitation systems & Process and Principles of Transportation Planning and Traffic Engineering

Biomedical Engineering (BM):

  • Engineering Mathematics
  • Electrical Circuits
  • Signals and Systems
  • Analog and Digital Electronics
  • Measurements and Control Systems
  • Sensors and Bioinstrumentation
  • Human Anatomy and Physiology
  • Biomaterials, etc.

Biotechnology (BT):

  • Engineering Mathematics
  • General Biotechnology
  • Recombinant DNA Technology
  • Plant and Animal Biotechnology
  • Bioprocess Engineering and Process Biotechnology

Civil Engineering (CE):

  • Engineering Mathematics
  • Structural Engineering
  • Geotechnical Engineering
  • Water Resources Engineering
  • Transportation Engineering
  • Geomatics Engineering

Chemical Engineering (CH):

  • Engineering Mathematics
  • Process Calculations and Thermodynamics
  • Fluid Mechanics and Mechanical Operations
  • Chemical Technology
  • Plant Design and Economics
  • Chemical Reaction Engineering, etc.

Computer Science and Information Technology (CS):

  • Engineering Mathematics
  • Digital Logic
  • Computer Organization and Architecture
  • Programming and Data Structures
  • Algorithms
  • Computer Networks
  • Operating System

Chemistry (CY):

  • Physical Chemistry
  • Inorganic Chemistry
  • Organic Chemistry

Electronics & Communications (Ec):

  • Engineering Mathematics
  • Networks, Signals and Systems
  • Electronic Devices
  • Digital Circuits
  • Analog Circuits
  • Electromagnetics, etc.

Electrical Engineering (EE):

  • Engineering Mathematics
  • Electric Circuits
  • Electromagnetic Fields
  • Signals and Systems
  • Power Systems
  • Control Systems, etc.

Ecology and Evolution (EY):

  • Ecology
  • Evolution
  • Behavioural Ecology
  • Mathematics and Quantitative Ecology

Geology and Geophysics (GG):

  • Common Section
  • Geology
  • Geophysics

Instrumentation Engineering (IE):

  • Engineering Mathematics
  •  Electrical Circuits
  • Signals and Systems
  • Control Systems
  • Analog Electronics
  • Measurements
  • Sensors and Industrial Instrumentation, etc.


  • Calculus
  • Linear Algebra
  • Ordinary Differential equations
  • Complex Analysis
  • Real Analysis
  • Linear Programming, etc.

Mechanical Engineering (ME):

  • Engineering Mathematics
  • Applied Mechanics and Design
  • Fluid Mechanics and Thermal Sciences
  • Materials, Manufacturing and Industrial Engineering, etc.

Mining Engineering (MN):

  • Engineering Mathematics
  • Mine Development and Surveying
  • Geomechanics and Ground Control
  • Mining Methods and Machinery
  • Surface Environment, Mine Ventilation, and Underground Hazards, etc.

Metallurgical Engineering (ME):

  •  Engineering Mathematics
  • Thermodynamics and Rate Processes
  • Extractive Metallurgy
  • Physical Metallurgy
  • Mechanical Metallurgy
  • Manufacturing Processes

Petroleum Engineering (PE):

  • Linear Algebra
  • Differential equations
  • Enhanced Oil Recovery Techniques
  • Latest trends in Petroleum Engineering
  • Health Safety and Environment in the Petroleum Industry
  • Oil and Gas Well Drilling Technology

Physics (PH):

  • Mathematical Physics
  • Electromagnetic Theory
  • Quantum Mechanics
  • Thermodynamics and Statistical Physics
  • Nuclear and Particle Physics

Production & Industrial Engineering (PI):

  • Engineering Mathematics
  • General Engineering
  • Manufacturing Processes I
  • Manufacturing Processes II
  • Quality and Reliability
  • Industrial Engineering

Statistics (ST):

  • Calculus
  • Linear Algebra
  • Probability
  • Stochastic Processes, etc.

Textile Engineering and Fibre Science (TF):

  • Engineering Mathematics
  • Textile Engineering & Fibre Science, etc.

Engineering Mathematics (Compulsory for all XE candidates):

  • Linear Algebra
  • Calculus
  • Vector Calculus
  • Complex variables
  • Partial Differential Equations, etc.

Fluid Mechanics:

  • Flow and Fluid Properties
  • Integral analysis
  • Differential Analysis
  • Dimensional analysis
  • Prandtl boundary layer equations, etc

Materials Science:

  • Processing of Materials
  • Characterisation Techniques
  • Thermodynamics and Kinetics
  • Elements of Quantum Mechanics and Mathematics, etc.

Solid Mechanics:

  • Equivalent force systems
  • Stresses & Strains
  • Elastic Constants
  • Axial, etc.


  • First Law of Thermodynamics
  • Second Law of Thermodynamics
  • Properties of Pure Substances
  • Thermodynamic Relations, etc.

Polymer Science and Engineering:

  • Chemistry of high polymers
  • Polymer Characterization
  • Synthesis and properties
  • Polymer blends and composites
  • Polymer processing, etc.

Food Technology:

  • Food Chemistry and Nutrition
  • Food Microbiology
  • Food Products Technology
  • Food Engineering, etc.

Atmospheric & Ocean Science:

  • Atmospheric Science
  • Ocean Sciences

Chemistry (Compulsory for all XL candidates):

  • Atomic Structure and Periodicity
  • Structure and Bonding
  • Chemical Equilibria
  • Reaction Kinetics
  • Structure-Reactivity Correlations and Organic Reaction Mechanisms, etc.


  • Organization of life
  • Structure and function of biomolecules
  • Photosynthesis
  • Generation and utilization of ATP
  • Biochemical separation techniques, etc.


  • Plant Systematics
  • Plant Anatomy
  • Morphogenesis & Development
  • Plant Breeding and Genetic Modification
  • Plant Pathology, etc.


  • Historical Perspective
  • Methods in Microbiology
  • Microbial Taxonomy and Diversity
  • Microbial Growth
  • Prokaryotic and Eukaryotic Cells: Structure and Function
  • Microbial Ecology, etc.


  • Animal world
  • Evolution
  • Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
  • Gene expression in Eukaryotes
  • Animal Anatomy and Physiology
  • Development Biology
  • Ecology
  • Animal Behaviour, etc.

Food Technology:

  • Food Chemistry and Nutrition
  • Food Microbiology
  • Food Products Technology, etc.

GATE 2020 Preparation Tips

GATE Preparation Tips are given below which are quoted by experienced mentors and students:

  • Students are requested to go through the Syllabus firstly.
  • Focus on-time distribution, management of resources and various other important factors.
  • Daily revision is an important aspect.
  • An Ample amount of sleep is a must as if candidates continuously tire their brain without rest, it will stop grasping new things and the ability to think faster and to focus will also get worse.
  • Solving questions will give candidates a reality check of candidates preparation and scope of improvement as well. Candidates must solve one previous year question paper as it will give candidates an idea of the exam pattern.
  • Join a test series and write tests every day as it will add up to their speed, accuracy and refinement in answering questions.

GATE 2020 Result

Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering  2020 result will be announced by the organizing institute i.e. IIT Delhi on their official portal ( on 16th March 2020. The students who have successfully qualified the examination will get their scorecards and are supposed to download and keep a soft copy at least with them for the rest of the admission and counselling procedure. Scorecard will be available from Mid of March 2020 to May 2020. Students who fail to download the scorecard will later have to pay an amount to get their scorecard.

GATE 2020 Counselling

GATE Counselling 2020 will start somewhere around May 2020 for NITs and other institutions. But before that, applications for various IITs, IISc, IIITs and other prestigious institutions will be rolled out and the students who have scored well and are willing to take admission in one of these colleges must first fill their applications after which each institute will do a shortlisting of eligible candidates. The selected candidates will then be further called for Written Test, Personal Interview and group discussion (optional). All these activities will not be sponsored and students will have to travel to various institutions they have been called to if they wish to get admitted there for further studies.

PSUs Recruitment Through GATE

In the past, several Public Sector Undertakings (PSUs) have used GATE scores to shortlist the candidates for employment. The details of the scheme of recruitment are normally published in National Newspapers, Employment News, Rozgar Samachar by the concerned authority. PSU jobs are one of the most demanded job options. A huge number of engineering graduates dream and prepare to be the part of such PSUs because of the attractive salary packages as well as interesting & challenging job environment. 

As per the recent trends, PSUs have increased the recruitment of the top GATE qualified candidates. Approximately more than 55 PSUs are now recruiting the candidates through Graduate Aptitude Test exam.

Below is the list given of the average salary PSUs are offering to the recruited candidates through the GATE exam:

List of the organizations who recruit using GATE score are as follows:

  1. Bharat Heavy Electricals Limited (BHEL)
  2. Gas Authority of India Limited (GAIL)
  3. Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL)
  4. Indian Oil Corporation Limited (IOCL)
  5. National Thermal Power Corporation (NTPC)
  6. Nuclear Power Corporation of India Limited (NPCIL)
  7. Oil and Natural Gas Corporation (ONGC)
  8. Power Grid Corporation of India (PGCI)


Candidates can check the map below to check the Centres for the exam:

GATE 2020 Highlights

Exam Name

GATE 2020

Conducting Body

Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi (IIT-D)


National Level



Official website

Exam Mode

Online (CBT)

Exam Purpose

To offer admission in Master's of Technology Courses Offered by various colleges across India


Aakash National Talent Hunt Exam (ANTHE) Scholarship Exam

GATE Important Dates

GATE 2020 Online Form Date03 Sep - 05 Oct 2019
Application Correction (Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering)15 Nov - 23 Nov 2019
GATE 2020 Admit card03 Jan 2020
GATE 2020 Exam Date01 Feb 2020, 02 Feb 2020
GATE 2020 Result16 Mar 2020

Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering 2020 Exam Pattern

Paper 1
Exam Duration:

3 hours

Total Marks:


Question Paper Type :

Multiple Choice Questions, Subjective, Objective

Negative Marking:


Instructions:1/3 mark will be deducted for every incorrect answer in case of 1 mark questions and 1/2 marks will be deducted for every incorrect answer in case of 2 mark questions.

Frequently Asked Questions