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GATE

Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering 2020

Form Date: 03 Sep - 24 Sep 2019

Computer Based Test

Form Date: 03 Sep - 24 Sep 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 - Important Dates, Application Form, Admit Card, Syllabus

GATE 2020 (Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering 2020) would be organized by IIT Delhi (Indian Institute of Technology). By qualifying GATE 2020, students/aspirants can get into Postgraduate courses offered by various prestigious institutions across India and a few abroad.

GATE is a national level examination organized centrally every year and 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) on behalf of the National Coordination Board (NCB)-GATE, Department of Higher Education, Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD), Government of India.

Qualifying in GATE is a mandatory requirement for seeking admission and/or financial assistance to:

  • Mater's programs and direct Doctoral programs in Engineering/Technology/Architecture and
  • Doctoral programs in relevant branches of Science, in the institutions supported by the MHRD and other Government agencies. Even in some colleges and institutions, which admit students without MHRD scholarship/assistantship, the GATE qualification is mandatory.
  • Many Public Sector Undertakings (PSUs) have been using the GATE score in their recruitment process.

The GATE examination is based on the 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 announcement of results.  

GATE 2020 Important Dates

GATE 2020 Important Dates are mentioned down below;

Events

Dates

Commencement of  Application Form

03 September 2019

Closing Date of Application Form

24 September 2019

Extended Closing Date

01 October 2019

Last Date for Requesting Change of Examination City

15 November 2019

Admit card Release

03 January 2020

GATE 2020 Exam date

01 February 2020

02 February 2020

08 February 2020

09 February 2020

Official answer key

10 days after the commencement of GATE 2020 Examination

Result declaration

16 March 2020

Scorecard

A week after the result declaration

Commencement of Counselling/Admission

April 2020 onwards

GATE 2020 Application Form

GATE 2020 Application Form will be released nowhere else but on the Official website of IIT Delhi (http://gate.iitd.ac.in/) as they are organizing the GATE 2020 Examination. The date of release of Application form is 03 September 2019 and will last until 24 September 2019 (01 October 2019 extended). These are the documents candidates will be needing to fill the Application form successfully so keep them ready:

  • Scanned copy of the Eligibility Certificate in pdf format (Degree Certificate or Provisional Certificate or Certificate from the Head of the Department/Institute).
  • Scanned copy of category certificate (SC/ST), PwD certificate, Dyslexia certificate - (if applicable) in pdf format.
  • Scanned copy of the latest image of the candidate and signature should be uploaded.
  • The application form should be filled through the GATE Online Application Processing System (GOAPS).

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

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

Application Fee:

GATE 2020 Application Fee category wise is mentioned in the table below:

Category Application fee on or before 24th September 2019 After 24th September (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

Mode of Payment: Candidates can pay the application fee online while filling the application form through either credit card/debit card/net banking.

 

GATE 2020 Eligibility Criteria

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

Nationality:

  • Indian nationals are eligible to apply for the exam.
  • Additionally, 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 limit for appearing in the exam.

 

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
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
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

 

GATE 2020 Admit Card

GATE 2020 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 valid photo ID proof which will help in verification of the candidate's identity by the invigilators.
  • 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 Pattern

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

Exam Mode

Online (CBT)

Number of Questions

65

Total Marks

100

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

No

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, candidates can check the section-wise distribution of the number of questions and marks in that section:

Sections

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

10

15

Question Papers other than GG, XE and XL

25 questions of 1 mark each and

30 questions of 2 mark each

55

85

 Question Paper GG (Geology and Geophysics)

 

 Part A (compulsory section)

Part B

55

85

 25 questions of 1 mark each

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

 

30 questions of 2 mark each

 55

85

 

 XE Paper  (Engineering Sciences)

General Aptitude (15 marks)

Section A Engineering Mathematics (Compulsory):

Section B to H: (Attempt any Two)

55

85

 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)

55

85

 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

Candidates can go through the GATE 2020 Syllabus subject/streamwise below:

Syllabus for General Aptitude (GA):

General Aptitude (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

Engineering Mathematics syllabus for various streams:

  • Aerospace Engineering (AE): Linear Algebra, Calculus, Differential Equations
  • Agricultural Engineering (AG): Linear Algebra, Calculus, Differential Equations, Vector Calculus, Probability, and Statistics, Numerical Methods
  • Biotechnology (BT): Linear Algebra, Calculus, Differential Equations, Probability and Statistics, Numerical Methods
  • Civil Engineering (CE): Linear Algebra, Calculus, Ordinary Differential Equations (ODE), Partial Differential Equations (PDE), Probability and Statistics, Numerical Methods
  • Chemical Engineering (CH): Linear Algebra, Calculus, Differential Equations, Probability and Statistics, Numerical Methods, Complex Variables
  • Computer Science and Information Technology (CS): Linear Algebra, Calculus, Probability, and Statistics, Discrete Mathematics
  • Electronics and Communication (EC): Linear Algebra, Calculus, Differential Equations, Probability and Statistics, Numerical Methods, Vector Analysis, Complex Analysis
  • Electrical Engineering (EE): Linear Algebra, Calculus, Differential Equations, Probability and Statistics, Numerical Methods, Complex Variables, Transform Theory
  • Instrumentation Engineering (IN): Linear Algebra, Calculus, Differential Equations, Probability and Statistics, Numerical Methods, Analysis of Complex Variables
  • Mechanical Engineering (ME): Linear Algebra, Calculus, Differential Equations, Probability and Statistics, Numerical Methods, Complex Variables
  • Metallurgical Engineering (MT): Linear Algebra, Calculus, Differential Equations, Vector Calculus, Probability and Statistics, Numerical Methods
  • Mining Engineering (MN): Linear Algebra, Calculus, Differential Equations, Vector Calculus, Probability and Statistics, Numerical Methods
  • Petroleum Engineering (PE): Linear Algebra, Calculus, Differential Equations, Probability and Statistics, Numerical Methods, Complex Variables
  • Production and Industrial Engineering (PI): Linear Algebra, Calculus, Differential Equations, Probability and Statistics, Numerical Methods, Complex Variables
  • Textile Engineering and Fiber Science (TF): Linear Algebra, Calculus, Differential Equations, Probability and Statistics, Numerical Methods, Complex Variables
  • Engineering Sciences (XE): Linear Algebra, Calculus, Ordinary Differential Equations (ODE), Partial Differential Equations (PDE), Probability and Statistics, Numerical Methods, Vector Calculus, Complex Variables

The streamwise syllabus for all the streams will be made available on the official website and aspirants are requested to go through their specific branch syllabus and prepare accordingly.

GATE 2020 Preparation Tips

GATE 2020 Preparation Tips are given below which are quoted by experienced mentors and students. A must go through preparation tips as they will give candidates a pathway to walk on and will lead to success if candidates can follow it up;

  • 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.
  • If candidates are taking any coaching classes or external help, their guidance and all that candidates learn over there helps but same is the number of efforts candidates need to put in every day on their own as only going there doesn’t help candidates crack the examination.
  • 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, apart from which candidates must solve one previous year 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

GATE 2020 Result will be announced by the organizing institute i.e. IIT Delhi on their official portal (http://gate.iitd.ac.in/) on 16 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.

GATE 2020 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 2020 Counselling 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 students who have scored well and are willing to take admission in one of these colleges then they must first fill their applications after their each institute will do a shortlisting of eligible candidates and they will 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.

GATE 2020 Highlights

Exam Name

GATE 2020

Conducting Body

Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi (IIT-D)

Level

National Level

Course

M.Tech.

Official website

http://gate.iitd.ac.in/

Exam Mode

Online (CBT)

Exam Purpose

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

 

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GATE Important Dates

Title
Dates
GATE 2020 Online Form Date03 Sep - 24 Sep 2019
Application Correction (Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering)17 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:

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Total Marks

10

Question Paper Type :

Multiple Choice Questions, Subjective, Objective

Negative Marking:

No

S.No
Subjects
Questions
Marks
Total
1General Awareness 10110
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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.