GATE Notification 2020 | Know Exam Dates and Complete Details
Do you want to know about the GATE notification 2020? Are you planning to appear in GATE 2020? Are you not sure about the application process and syllabus details for GATE?
Don’t worry; you are in the correct place. Here we are providing you with the latest GATE notifications 2020 and elaborate every single thing related to GATE exam 2020.
If you have a dream to work in PSU (public service undertaking) or want to do M.E./MTech, then Gate is the primary way of your journey. Gate score is also useful to apply for research related job.
What Is the GATE Examination?
GATE stands for Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering. It is a National Level Entrance Examination that examines the understanding of different undergraduate topics in engineering and science along with quantitative and rationalizing ability.
A candidate can find admission into M. Tech./M.E./PhD Programs in IITs, IISER s, IISc and other known Institutes of India based on GATE examination score. IISc and IITs conduct this exam on a rotational basis.
GATE Result 2020 with a better score will open golden gates for jobs opportunities in several PSU and research organizations. IIT Delhi is going to conduct GATE examination 2020.
GATE Notification 2020
IIT Delhi has released the official notification for GATE exam date 2020 on July 9, 2019. You can visit the official website, i.e. Gate.iitd.ac.in, to check the latest details related to the exam.
GATE Application Fees
To appear GATE exam, you have to pay online fees. The structure of GATE application fees may vary according to the category of candidates and the location of the examination centre.
On or Before 21st Sept. 2019
During the Extended Period
For Examination Centres in India
SC/ST/PwD* category candidates
All other candidates
For Examination Centres in Foreign Countries (All Candidates)
Addis Ababa, Colombo, Dhaka and Kathmandu
Dubai and Singapore
GATE 2020 For Examination Process
If you are seriously preparing GATE exam, then you should be aware of the latest significant facts GATE notification 2020 in details.
- There are 24 Papers in GATE Exam. You can appear only in any ONE PAPER.
- GATE Exam is entirely online.
- The application process is also online. You have to fill online application from their site and upload required.
- GATE 2020 would be the first of the GATE exam with seats reserved for EWS (Economical Weaker Section) aspirants.
- As per the Central Government Amendments, 10% of seats in addition to the existing reservation would be reserved for EWS aspirants.
- No need to send application physically.
- You are not allowed to use any electronics in the examination hall.
- You can use the virtual gate calculator on the computer screen for calculation purpose.
- GATE Score Card is valid for Three Years from the date of result announcement.
Eligibility Criteria for Gate Exam
You should know latest GATE notification 2020 for eligibility criteria before apply.
Educational Qualifications For GATE Examination:
- Any Bachelor’s degree holders in Engineering/Technology and those who are in the final year.
- Any Bachelor’s degree holders in Architecture and those who are in the last year.
- All Bachelor’s degree holders of Four-year program in Science (B.S.) and those who are in the final year of such programs.
- All MSc/Ms/MCA degree holders in or equivalent and last year students.
- Holders of Four-year Integrated Master’s degree (Post B.Sc.) in Engineering/Technology and who are in the higher year.
- All candidates of Five-year Integrated Master’s degree or Dual Degree in Engineering/Technology and who are appearing final years.
- Holders of Five-year integrated M.Sc. or Five-year integrated B.Sc./M.Sc. Degree and those who are in the last year of such programs.
- Candidates with qualifications obtained through examinations conducted by professional societies recognized by UPSC/AICTE/ MHRD as equivalent to B.E./B.Tech. Candidates who have completed Section A of AMIE or equivalent of such professional courses are also eligible.
Age Limits: There is NO AGE LIMIT to appear in GATE Exam
Nationality: Indian Citizens and Non-Indian Citizens can apply.
GATE Exam 2020 Important Dates
GATE 2020 Events
GATE Online Application Processing System (GOAPS) Website Opens
September 3, 2019
Last date of submitting GATE 2020 Application Form
September 24, 2019
Extended Closing Dates of Submission of Online Application Form
October 1, 2019
Last Date for Requesting Change of Examination City
November 15, 2019
Admit card publication
January 3, 2020
February 1, 2, 8, and 9, 2020
Official Answer key releasing
10 days after the exam
March 16, 2020
Publishing of Scorecard
One week after the declaration of results
Start of counselling cum admission process
Latest GATE Notification 2020 For Registration Process
You can apply online from September 3, 2019. You should submit the application form by visiting the official website latest by September 24, 2019.
You can take the following steps to accomplish the registration. They are-
GATE Enrolment Process
- Registration – You can register through GOAPs, i.e. https://gate.iitd.ac.in. Fill all details like name, email id, and mobile number for registration and generate enrolment id.
- You have to change the password for the future login.
- Filling of Application Form – After registration, a completed application form will appear. Fill the application form correctly and choose the preferred exam centres.
- Uploading Images – Now upload photograph, signature and category certificate (if applicable).
- Fee Payment – Pay application fees online through net banking/debit card/credit card.
- Application Form Submission – Now submit your application form.
- Download and printout the application form for future use.
GATE Application Form 2020 Correction
You can even change or correct the information after submission of GATE Application. But you have to pay a fee for that. You can change certain information’s only.
- Candidate’s name
- Date of Birth
- Name of Parent
- Parent’s Mobile Number
- Correspondence Address
- Qualifying Degree Details
- Category/gender/PwD status/Dyslexia
GATE Application Form 2020 Correction Fees
For Candidates in India
For Candidates Outside India
Change request in exam city within India
Exam city request outside India
Change request in exam city outside India (Addis Ababa, Colombo, Dhaka, and Kathmandu)
Exam city change request from Addis Ababa, Colombo, Dhaka & Kathmandu to Dubai or Singapore
Change request in exam city outside India (Dubai and Singapore)
GATE Application Form 2020 Status
You can check your form status any time. It also guides if the submitted application needs any correction or not. Hence, keep visiting the official site to check the status of your application.
The status will be displayed from one of the categories as below:
- Under Scrutiny
- Defect Status
- Status after Rectification
Essential Information Regarding GATE Examination 2020
GATE Exam Duration 2020
- You will get 3 hours to solve all question of GATE 2020 Exam. It has 65 questions for a total of 100 marks.
- The computer screen will automatically close after 3hours.
- You are allowed to occupy your allotted seats 40 minutes before the scheduled start of the exam
- You can log in and start reading the instructions 20 minutes before the beginning of the exam.
- Reach examination centre in proper time. You will not be permitted to enter the examination hall after 09:30 hours in the forenoon session and after 14:30 hours in the afternoon session.
- You will NOT be permitted to leave the examination hall before the end of the exam
GATE Exam Pattern Notification 2020, Syllabus & Books
You should be aware of GATE 2020 exam pattern to understand the exam better. Along with it, you should know GATE 2020 syllabus.
Mode of Exam
Type of Questions asked
Objective type (MCQs)
Number of Questions asked
Marks for a correct answer
According to section, you will get 1 or 2 Marks for each correct answer
1/3rd (For 1 one marker), 2/3rd (For 2 marker) marks to be deducted for a wrong answer.
No negative marking for Numerical Type Answers (NTA).
Total marks allotted
Total time allotted
Division of Marks
General Aptitude: 15% of total marks Engineering Mathematics*: 15% of total marks Subject Discipline opted for by candidate: 70% of total marks
Gate Exam Question Pattern 2020
Gate Exam question paper is of 100 marks consisting of 65 questions out of which 10 questions carrying 15 marks will be from General Aptitude.
Mark distribution for paper codes with AE, AG, BT, CE, CH, CS, EC, EE, IN, ME, MN, MT, PE, PI, TF, and XE are
- Around 15 marks of Engineering Mathematics,
- 15 marks of General Aptitudes
- 70 marks of the subject of the paper.
Architecture and Planning
Computer Science & Information Technology
Electronics and Communication Engineering
Geology and Geophysics
Production and Industrial Engineering
Textile Engineering & Fibre Science
Ecology and Evolution
While mark distribution for paper code with AR, CY, EY, GG, MA, PH, and XL are
- 15 marks of General Aptitudes
- 85 marks of the subject of the paper.
GATE Examination Cities 2020
GATE 2020 exam will be conducted at various cities across the country as well as abroad. Six exam centres are located outside India, i.e. in Dubai, Addis Ababa, Colombo, Dhaka, Singapore, and Kathmandu.
You are allowed to choose THREE Examination Centres. You should choose The first and second choice in the same zone. The third one can you can choose from any zone.
GATE 2020 Admit Card
You have to download the GATE admit card from the GATE website. GATE authorities will not be sent to the candidate by post/email.
- The Admit Card for GATE 2020 will be available ONLY on GOAPS website
- You have to download his/her Admit Card from this website. The Admit Card would be available for download, tentatively from 1st week of January 2020
- You should carry a print-out of the downloaded Admit Card to the exam for verification along with the original and valid photo Identity Document.
GATE 2020 Result and Answer Keys
GATE 2020 result will be declared on March 16, 2020. You can download the result by following steps as below:
- Visit the official website.
- Go to the results page and click on GATE 2020 Result.
- GOAPS portal for GATE would appear.
- Fill in the login details on the portal.
- Click on the submit tab.
- From the GOAPS dashboard, you have to click on the results section.
- Your GATE Result will be displayed on the screen.
Every year before the declaration of result, GATE authority releases the answer key. You can cross-check with the questions you have attended.
GATE Cut Off 2020
GATE 2020 cut-off mark will depend on various parameters. These parameters include:
- The number of candidates appearing in the exam.
- Number of seats up for taking
- The difficulty level of the paper
- Any other unique factor (Like error in specific questions)
Future Scope Of Gate Result 2020
With a better GATE score, you can choose the most suitable option from a wide range of roads to travel to his final career destination:
- M.Tech/M.S./ M.E. – You can do post-graduation from reputed institutions. You will also get 12,400/- per month in the form of UGC scholarship. After completion, of course, you can apply for Govt and private jobs, respectively.
- Jobs in PSU’s – You can get a reputed position in PSU’s, i.e. IOCL, NTPC, BHEL, PGCIL, BARC etc. based on GATE Score.
- Teaching: Professor, Asst. Professor at IITs, NITs, reputed educational institutes etc.
- Junior Research Fellow/ Senior Research Fellow: ISRO, DRDO, BARC, CSIR, IITs etc.
- Many well-known private firms also shortlist candidates for personal interview based on the GATE score.
GATE 2020 Counselling Process
The counselling process for GATE 2020 is expected to start on April 2020. Candidates qualifying the exam would be issued call letter for counselling. The scorecard will also get released post the declaration of GATE 2020 results.
At the time of counselling, candidates would be required to carry the following documents:
- Class 10th certificate and mark sheet
- Class 12th certificate and mark sheet
- Graduation mark sheet of all the semester
- Caste certificate (if applicable)
- EWS Certificate (if applicable)
- GATE Admit Card
- Valid Photo ID
- GATE Scorecard
- College leaving certificate issued by the college
- Passport size photograph of the candidate.
Now you have complete information on GATE Notification 2020. Also aware of the question pattern and latest GATE syllabus. You have to prepare for the exam seriously with the best gate study materials.
We wish you all the best for the upcoming GATE exam. Feel free to ask any doubts here in the comment section. We will get back to you as soon as possible.