GATE 2020: Admission Letter (Released), Score Card, Counseling Procedure

Latest Applications Open 2021:


GATE 2020 Provisional Admission Letter has been Released now. The 3rd Round Seat Allotment Result has been declared on 11th August 2020. GATE Stands for (Graduate Aptitude Test Engineering). IIT Delhi will be conducting GATE 2020 for taking admission into M. Tech / Ph.D. programs. Form this year 2020, the Exam is Conducted by IIT Delhi.

GATE 2020 Officially Question papers has been released on 18th February 2020.  GATE 2020 Exam Date has been Announced by IIT Delhi Authority. The Exam will be held on 1st, 2nd, 8th, 9th February 2020. GATE 2020 examination will be organized by the IITs & IISc, Bangalore on a rotation basis. GATE (Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering): This is a National level Entrance Exam for the Post Graduate courses who want to enter the engineering & Technology.

GATE 2020 Mock Test has been Started for Exam Practice on 9th November 2019. It’s a Graduate aptitude test for engineering. The Scores from GATE can help to get admissions in M. Tech/Ph.D. programs in multiple sectors like IIT’s & IISER’s. GATE exams are held every year on a rotational basis by the IIT’s & IISC in multiple zones. Not only for the examination but GATE Scores is also plays an essential role in the recruitment of the Government and private organizations who are in the technical field.

GATE 2020 Notification – Provisional Admission Letter Released

New GATE 2020 Provisional Admission Letter has been Released now. Click Here to Check Admission Details.

New GATE 2020 CCMT Special Round 1st Opening and Closing Rank Cut Off has been released now. Click Here to Check Cut Off Details.

New GATE 2021 Admission Notification has been released now. Online Registration will be started on 14th September 2020. Click Here to Check 2021 Exam Details.

New GATE 2020 Score Card has been Available on 19th March 2020. Click Here to Check Score Card Details.

New GATE 2020 Qualifying Marks (Cut Off) and Topper List has been released on 17th March 2020. Click Here to Check Cut Off Details.

GATE 2020 New Changes Introduced

Latest Applications For Various UG & PG Courses Open 2021:

    1. UPES, Dehradun | Admissions Open for All Courses 2021. Apply Now
    2. Chandigarh University, Punjab | Admissions Open for All Courses 2021. Apply Now
    3. GD Goenka, Gurgaon | Admission Open for All Courses 2021. Apply Now
    4. DIT University, Dehradun | Admission Open for All Courses 2021. Apply Now
    5. Sharda University | Admission Open all courses 2021. Apply Now
    6. Manav Rachna University, Haryana | Admission Open for all courses 2021. Apply Now
    7. KL University, Guntur AP | Admission Open at KL University, Andhra Pradesh.  Apply Now
    8. Lovely Professional University, Punjab | Admissions Open for All Courses 2021. Apply Now
    9. SRMU, Sonepat | Admission Open for UG & PG course 2021. Apply Now
    10. SSIU, Gujarat | Admission Open for UG & PG course 2021. Apply Now

The New Changes Introduced for GATE is discussed below:

  • The Entrance Test of GATE will be organized for 25 papers. A new paper on Biomedical Engineering has been added to the syllabus.
  • IIT Delhi is to conduct GATE 2020.


GATE 2020 Quick Links

Notification (Released) Information Brochure, Notice,
Important Dates (Announced) Click Here
Application/Registration Form (Started) Click Here
How to Login
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Application Fee Click Here
How to Fill Application Form (Available) Click Here
Application Correction Form (Started) Click Here
Admit Card (Available) Click Here
Answer Key (Available) Click Here
Eligibility (Revised) Click Here
Exam Pattern Click Here
Preparation Tips (Started) Click Here
Syllabus Click Here
Score Card Calculation (Normalization) Click Here
Score Card (Available) Click Here
Result (Declared) Click Here
Cut Off (Released) Click Here
Counseling/Admission Procedure (Started) Click Here
CCMT Counselling (Started) Click Here
GATE FAQs 2020
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GATE 2020 Highlights

Exam Name GATE
Full-Form Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering
Exam Types PG Level
Exam Level National Level
Courses Offered Engineering and Technology
Conducting Body (IITD) Indian Institute of Technology Delhi
Application Mode Online
Exam Mode Online (CBT)
Exam Date 1st, 2nd, 8th, 9th February 2020
Exam Duration 02 Hours 30 Minutes & 03 Hours
Official website

Tel: 011-26591749, 011-26596137
Email Id: [email protected]

GATE 2020 Exam Dates

Here, we have an updated schedule for the GATE Entrance Exam 2020. GATE Exam Dates announced.

Events Dates (Announced)
Application Process Starts 1st September 2019
Last date to fill the application form 28th September 2019 (Extended)
Extended date for submitting the application form 5th October 2019 (With Increased Fee)
Application Correction starts (name, father’s name, college name, etc.) 15th October 2019
Re-Registration Started for J&K Candidates 29th October – 8th November 2019
Last date to request change of exam city 15th November 2019
Admit card can be downloaded from 3rd January 2020
GATE 2020 Exam Date 1st, 2nd, 8th, 9th February 2020
Release of Answer Key 19th February 2020
Declaration of Results 13th March 2020
The release of Score Card 19th March 2020
Starting off the Counselling process 13th May 2020

The Notification has been ReleasedClick Here

GATE 2021

The GATE 2021 Exam is organized by the IITs (Bombay, Delhi, Kanpur, Guwahati, Kharagpur, Madras and Roorkee) and the Indian Institute of Science (IISc), Bangalore for admission to M.Tech programs offered by the government as well as many private institutes. The GATE 2020 Application Form will start from 10th September 2020 till 30th September 2020.

GATE 2020 Answer Key

GATE 2020 Answer key has been available on 19th February 2020. The authorities will release the answer key after the completion of exams. There will be a separate answer key provided for each discipline. There will be a reasonable fee for the answer key challenge facility.

GATE 2020 Admit Card 

The applicant has to download the GATE 2020 Admit Card from the website GOAPS. Only the candidates who have successfully submitted their application will get Admit Cards. Candidates will get admit card through online mode by entering their Enrollment ID/email address & password.

There will be no facility to send Admit card by post or email to the candidates. Downloading of GATE Hall Ticket 2020 has been started on 3rd January 2020. The applicant needs to carry the Admit card with one identification proof while coming to the exam hall.

GATE 2020 Registration

Candidates can check this section to know complete details about the Application Form:

How to Fill GATE 2020 Application

  • Upload your Scanned images such as photograph (Maximum Size: 480×640 pixels, Minimum Size: 240×320 pixels & Dimension: 3.5 cm × 4.5 cm) and signature (Maximum Size: 160×560, Minimum Size: 80×280 pixels & Dimension: 2cm × 7cm).
  • Candidates also have to upload the Certificate of qualifying degree, category certificate, and Dyslexia certificate (if applicable).
  • At the time of GATE Registration 2020, candidates can choose three exam cities as examination centers.
  • Candidates also have to fill ID number specified in any of the following, i.e., Aadhaar-UID, College ID, Driving License, Employee ID, Passport, PAN Card & Voter ID.
  • There will be no need to send any hard copy of the application/documents to the officials.
  • Candidates should take a print copy of the GATE Application Form 2020 for further reference.

Application Fee 2020

Applicants need to pay the Application fee through Net banking, Debit card, or net banking only. Given below is the information for the various category and the various cities(for paying a fee).

For Exam Centers located in India

Categories Application Fee
For UR/Other category candidates Rs.1500/-
For ST/SC/PWD/Female candidates Rs.750/-
Late Fee Rs.500/-

For Exam Centers located in Foreign Countries (All categories)

Countries Application Fee
Singapore and Dubai US$100
Addis Ababa, Kathmandu, Colombo, and Dhaka US$50
Late Fee US$20

GATE 2020 Eligibility Criteria

Qualification Required Description of the Qualifying Degree Status of the Degree Year of Passing
B.Arch 5-years bachelor’s degree in Architecture Pursuing final year examination or completed 2020
B.E./ B.Tech/ B.Pharm 4-years B.Tech (after 10+2) in any stream or 3-years B.Tech lateral entry (after B.Sc./Diploma in Engineering/Technology). Final year candidates may also apply. Pursuing final year examination or completed 2020
B.Sc. Research/ B.S. 4-years Bachelor’s degree in Science (post-diploma or after 10+2) Pursuing final year examination or completed 2020
Int. M.E./ M.Tech or Dual Degree (after Diploma or 10+2) 5-years Integrated Master’s degree program or Dual Degree program in Engineering/Technology Currently in a 4th/5th year or completed 2020
Int. M.E/ M.Tech


4-years Post-B.Sc Integrated Master’s degree programs in Engineering / Technology Presently in the 2nd/3rd/4th year or completed 2010
Int. M.Sc/ Int. B.S.-M.S. Integrated M.Sc. or Five years integrated

B. S./M. S. program

Pursuing final year examination or completed 2020
M. Sc./ M.A./ MCA or


Master’s degree in Science/Mathematics/Statistics/Computer Applications or equivalent Currently in the final year or completed 2020
Professional Society Examination equivalent to B.Tech/ B.E./ 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) Completed section A or equivalent of such professional



Before application filling, candidates should ensure that they meet Eligibility criteria for GATE 2020:

Notice:- Candidate who registered after 31st May 2013, for certification equivalent to B.E./B.Tech/B. Arch from any of the professional societies (IE, ICE, IETE, ANSI, IIChemE, IIM, IIE, etc) but meets other eligibility criteria, are also eligible to apply for GATE 2020.


  • Indian & Foreign National candidates are eligible to apply.

Age Criteria:

  • There will be no age limit criteria to apply.

GATE 2020 Exam Pattern

Check the Complete Details of exam pattern given below:

Exam Date (Announced) 1st, 2nd, 8th, 9th February 2020
No. of Papers 25
Applicant can Apply Only 1 Paper from 25
Exam Duration 3 Hours
Exam Mode Computer Based Test (CBT)
No. of Questions 65
Total Marks 100
Question Type MCQ (Multiple Choice Question) & NAT (Numerical Answer Type)
MCQ Choices Four Choices for Every Question
NAT Choices Not Applicable
Common Papers in All Exams GA (General Aptitude), Engineering Mathematics, and Subject Specification Section.
GA (General Aptitude) Questions 15
GA (General Aptitude) Marks 15 ((5 questions for one marks & 5 questions for two marks))
MCQ & NAT Marks 1 to 2 Marks in all Papers
Negative Marking (MCQ)
  • (Applicable) 1/3 of Question for 1 Marks Each
  • (Applicable) 2/3 of Question for 2 Marks Each
Negative Marking (NAT) Not Applicable

Questions and Marks

Section Question No. No. of Questions Marks Per Question Total Marks
General Aptitude 1 to 5 5 1 5



1 to 25 25 1 25
26 to 55 30 2 60
Total Questions: 65 Total Marks: 100 Total Duration: 3 hours
Technical Section: 70 marks General Aptitude: 15 marks Engineering Mathematics:15 marks
25 marks to 40 marks will be allotted to Numeric Answer Type Questions

Note: Candidates, those complete/appearing their qualifying exam from countries other than India, they must complete or in the final year of their four years bachelor’s degree in engineering/technology or 2 years masters degree in any relevant subjects in science.

Marking Scheme:

The pattern of Questions Marks Allotted Negative Marking
Multiple Choice Questions (MCQ) 1 or 2 marks For one mark question, 1/3 marks will be deducted.
For two marks question, 2/3 mark will be deducted.
Numerical Answer Type (NAT) 1 or 2 marks No negative marking

Marks & Questions Distribution:

Sections Number of Questions and Marks per part Number of questions Maximum Marks
General Aptitude (GA) Five questions of 1 mark each and five 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
XE Paper (Engineering Sciences) Section A Engineering Mathematics (Compulsory): Sections B to H: (Attempt Any Two) 55 85
Seven 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
XL Paper (Life Sciences) Section P Chemistry (Compulsory Section): Sections Q to U: (Attempt Any 2) 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 Syllabus 2020

GATE 2020 Syllabus for each of the papers will be different. The GATE Exam will be organized for 25 papers/subjects. The syllabus will be released by the conducting authority separately for each paper in a PDF format. These papers & detailed syllabus are:

  • General Aptitude (GA): Verbal Ability & Numerical Ability.
  • Aerospace Engineering (AE): Engineering Mathematics, Flight Mechanics, Space Dynamics, Aerodynamics, Structures, Propulsion.
  • Agricultural Engineering (AG): Engineering Mathematics, Farm Machinery, Farm Power, Soil and Water Conservation Engineering, Irrigation and Drainage Engineering, etc.
  • Architecture and Planning (AR): Architecture and Design, Building Materials, Construction and Management, Building and Structure, Environmental Planning and Design, etc.
  • Biotechnology (BT): Engineering Mathematics, General Biotechnology, Recombinant DNA Technology, Plant and Animal Biotechnology, etc.
  • Civil Engineering (CE)Engineering Mathematics, Structural Engineering, Structural Engineering, Geotechnical Engineering, etc.
  • Chemical Engineering (CH): Engineering Mathematics, Process Calculations and Thermodynamics, Fluid Mechanics and Mechanical Operations, etc.
  • Computer Science and Information Technology (CS)Engineering Mathematics, Digital Logic, Computer Organization, and Architecture, Programming and Data Structures, etc.
  • Chemistry (CY): Physical Chemistry, Inorganic Chemistry & Organic Chemistry.
  • Electronics and Communication Engineering (EC): Engineering Mathematics, Networks, Signals and Systems, Electronic Devices, Analog Circuits, Digital Circuits, etc.
  • Electrical Engineering (EE): Engineering Mathematics, Electric Circuits, Electromagnetic Fields, Signals and Systems, Electrical Machines, etc.
  • Ecology and Evolution (EY): Ecology, Evolution, Mathematics and Quantitative Ecology, Behavioral Ecology, etc.
  • Geology and Geophysics (GG): Common Section (Earth and Planetary system, Weathering and soil formation, etc.), Geology & Geophysics.
  • Instrumentation Engineering (IN)Engineering Mathematics, Electrical Circuits, Signals and Systems, Control Systems, etc.
  • Mathematics (MA): Linear Algebra, Complex Analysis, Real Analysis, Algebra, Functional Analysis, Numerical Analysis, etc.
  • Mechanical Engineering (ME): Engineering Mathematics, Applied Mechanics, and Design, Fluid Mechanics and Thermal Sciences, etc.
  • Mining Engineering (MN): Engineering Mathematics, Mine Development, and Surveying, Geomechanics and Ground Control, etc.
  • Metallurgical Engineering (MT): Engineering Mathematics, Thermodynamics and Rate Processes, Extractive Metallurgy, etc.
  • Petroleum Engineering (PE): Linear Algebra, Petroleum Formation Evaluation, Oil and Gas Well Testing, etc.
  • Physics (PH): Mathematical Physics, Classical Mechanics, Electromagnetic Theory, Thermodynamics and Statistical Physics, etc.
  • Production and Industrial Engineering (PI): Engineering Mathematics, General Engineering, Manufacturing Processes I, Quality and Reliability, etc.
  • Textile Engineering and Fiber Science (TF): Engineering Mathematics, Textile Fibers, Fabric manufacture, Structure, and Properties, etc.
  • Engineering Mathematics (XE-A), Fluid Mechanics (XE-B), Materials Science (XE-C), Solid Mechanics (XE-D), Thermodynamics (XE-E), Polymer Science and Engineering (XE-F), Food Technology (XE-G), Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences (XE-H).
  • Chemistry (XL-P), Biochemistry (XL-Q), Botany (XL-R), Microbiology (XL-S), Zoology (XL-T) & Food Technology (XL-U).

GATE 2020 Preparation Tips

GATE 2020 Mock Test has been started on 9th November 2019. GATE 2020 Examination is given in a significant and different response to the type of questions so that it will bring the correct marks. GATE 2020 past papers of last year will be given so that the candidates can focus and have knowledge of the paper.

  • GATE 2020 candidates should focus on their theory and Numerical issues.
  • Group Study is a very efficacious approach to brush up information about specialized issues with fellow spouses and also can help explore new procedures and techniques to understand the subjects.
  • Don’t make wild speculation because there is negative indicating related to these queries.
  • Pay extra attention while trying common and linked information questions.

GATE 2020 Result

The results for the GATE 2020 has been available on the GOAPS portal, which will be on the GATE website and also download their scorecard by entering their registration number and date of birth. Candidates can check GATE 2020 Result on the 13th March 2020. GATE Scorecards will only be available after the declaration of results. The Applicants will get the GATE scorecards whose marks are equal or more than the cutoff marks.

GATE 2020 Scorecard 

Only the applicants who qualified will be provided with the GATE Scorecard. The GATE Scorecard will be valid for three years after the released results. The GATE 2020 Scorecard will have the information about the performance and the entrance test. Applicants will be able to download the Scorecard tentatively from March 2020.

GATE 2020 Cut Off 

The admissions for the IIT’s & IISC will be decided on the GATE Cut Off marks for an applicant. The GATE Cut Off marks help to understand if the applicant is qualified for exams or not. GATE 2020 marks are different for each stream. There are two types of candidates PRIMARY and UNRESERVED, and the CUT OFF marks are reserved for each.

Below, we have updated previous year qualifying Cut Off marks:

Paper Categories
Chemical Engineering (CH) 44.3 39.8 29.5
Mechanical Engineering (ME) 32.87 29 21
Civil Engineering (CE) 28.7 25.8 19.1
Electrical Engineering (EE) 25.2 25.2 16.7
Electronics and Communication Engineering (EC) 25 22.5 16.6
Computer Science and Information Technology (CS) 25 22.5 16.6

GATE 2020 Counselling

The Authority will not conduct any centralized Counseling for the admission of qualified candidates. Once the IIT’s notification is released, the applicants need to apply individually for the same. The NIT organizes centralized counseling for the M./M. Arch./M. Plan. Admissions (CCMT).The Counselling will start after the Result. Counselling ultimately depends on the GATE 2020 Scores.

NIT’s conducts a common counseling every year. During the counseling process, candidates have to choose courses and colleges as per their preferences. As per the rank secured in the exam, filled choices, availability of seats, and category of candidates, seats will be allocated in various institutions for admission.

GATE Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) 2020

Before appearing in the Exam, contenders must have clarified all doubts about GATE. To be able to appear in the Exam, candidates are required to check the eligibility criteria for the Exam first and fill the GATE Application form only if they are appropriate. This list encompasses both pre and post-Exam questions together with their answers answering all the queries of the contenders.

GATE 2020 Important Links

Latest Applications For Various UG & PG Courses Open 2021:

    1. UPES, Dehradun | Admissions Open for All Courses 2021. Apply Now
    2. Chandigarh University, Punjab | Admissions Open for All Courses 2021. Apply Now
    3. GD Goenka, Gurgaon | Admission Open for All Courses 2021. Apply Now
    4. DIT University, Dehradun | Admission Open for All Courses 2021. Apply Now
    5. Sharda University | Admission Open all courses 2021. Apply Now
    6. Manav Rachna University, Haryana | Admission Open for all courses 2021. Apply Now
    7. KL University, Guntur AP | Admission Open at KL University, Andhra Pradesh.  Apply Now
    8. Lovely Professional University, Punjab | Admissions Open for All Courses 2021. Apply Now
    9. SRMU, Sonepat | Admission Open for UG & PG course 2021. Apply Now
    10. SSIU, Gujarat | Admission Open for UG & PG course 2021. Apply Now

If you have any other questions about GATE 2020, you can write your queries in the comments box below.

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  1. pooja kushwaha says:

    I have enrolled in Amie after 2013…am I eligible or not for gate 2020…. please reply

  2. Sonam says:

    Does gate conduct exam of microbiology

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  4. Athiya says:

    While applying for gate I did mistake at can I change that?

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