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By: Sunil Kushwaha

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The GATE 2025 application portal at IIT Roorkee is anticipated to open around late August 2024. Eligible candidates meeting the GATE 2025 criteria will have the opportunity to apply online. The deadline for submitting the GATE 2025 registration form is expected to be in October. Individuals who have completed their graduation or are in their final year of the qualifying degree will be qualified to take the GATE exam in 2025.

Achieving success in the GATE exam necessitates the formulation of a well-structured strategy by candidates. The choice of subject for preparation significantly influences GATE readiness. It is crucial for aspirants to thoroughly assess the suggested guidelines to refine their exam strategy. To craft an effective GATE study plan, candidates must possess a comprehensive understanding of the exam pattern, and syllabus, access reliable study materials, and seek guidance from experienced professionals.

The GATE 2025 entrance examination will be conducted across various cities in India and will comprise two question formats: multiple-choice questions (MCQs) and numerical answer type questions (NATs) within a 3-hour duration. To perform exceptionally well in this exam, candidates are advised to commence their preparation early and devise a comprehensive study schedule covering the entire syllabus. Additionally, practicing with previous years’ question papers, mock tests, and practice exams is essential to identify weaknesses and assess preparation levels. Familiarity with the exam’s requirements is imperative for students aiming to achieve high scores in the GATE 2025 exam.

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GATE Application Correction GATE Admit Card 
GATE Answer Key GATE Eligibility 
GATE Exam Pattern GATE Syllabus
GATE Score Card Calculating GATE Scorecard 
GATE Result GATE Cut Off 
GATE Counselling  GATE FAQs 
GATE Preparation Tips 

GATE 2025 Highlights

Exam NameGATE
Full-FormGraduate Aptitude Test in Engineering
Exam TypesPG Level
Exam LevelNational Level
Courses OfferedEngineering and Technology
Conducting Body(IITK) Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur
Application ModeOnline
Exam ModeOnline (Fully Computer Based Test)
Exam Date2nd week of February 2025
Exam Duration03 Hours
SectionsGeneral Aptitude (GA) + Candidate’s Selected Subject
Official websitehttps://gate.iitk.ac.in/
Helpline

Tel: 0512-2596962, 0512-2596963
Email Id: gate @ iitk.ac.in
Two NEW subject papers are Added  ES (Environmental Science and Engineering)
XH (Humanities and Social Sciences) in Economics / English / Linguistics / Philosophy / Psychology / Sociology.
Total number of subject papers27
All Test Papers of GATE 2021Multiple Choice Questions (MCQ),
Multiple Select Questions (MSQ),
Numerical Answer Type (NAT).
ONE or TWO subject papers allowed TWO Paper combinations have to be chosen from the given list of combinations of papers.
Eligibility Criteria Relaxation 
A Candidate who is currently studying in the 3rd or higher years of any undergraduate degree program OR has already completed any Government approved degree program in Engineering / Technology / Architecture / Science / Commerce / Arts
AGE Limit NO Age limit to appear for the GATE 2025 examination

GATE 2025 Important Dates 

Dates are very important for an exam. It helps candidates to plan and prepare accordingly. The GATE Exam 2025 important dates would be notified on the official website and the other important dates are given in the table below:

EventsDates 2025
GATE 2025 Notification Release Date4th week of July 2024
GATE 2025 Registration Start Date 4th week of August 2024
GATE 2025 Registration Last Date 2nd week of October 2024
GATE Registration Last Date (with late fee)3rd week of October 2024
Application Form Correction Date3rd week of November 2024
GATE 2025 Admit Card Release Date2nd week of January 2025
GATE 2025 Exam Date2nd week of February 2025
Answer Key3rd week of February 2025 
Result3rd week of March 2025 
CounselingMay 2025

GATE 2025 Application Form 

The application form is a very crucial step for any exam. The GATE exam 2025 application form would be made available only on the official website. The GATE 2025 exam registration would begin on 4th week of August 2024

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The application process is a very crucial step so the candidates are advised to read all the instructions carefully. All the other details about the application form are given below:

  • The application form will be released online on the official website only. 
  • The start date to submit the application form online is from 4th week of August 2024
  • The last date to submit the application form will be 2nd week of October 2024
  • An applicant cannot fill out more than one application form. 
  • Candidates have to upload all your mentioned documents with care.
  • Fill in your information very carefully to avoid any mistakes and cancellations. 
  • Fill in your details such as Name, Date of birth, and Address very carefully to avoid cancellations.  
  • Upload all your documents which are required very carefully and they should be in the prescribed format as mentioned in the instructions.
  • Remember to note down your registration number, User ID, and Password. 
  • Candidates should take the printout of the application form after they have completed filling in all the details. 
  • Candidates will not have to send any hard copies. 

Steps to fill out the application form are given below:

  • Visit the official site and register yourself.
  • Once your registration is completed, you will need to open a window for your GATE login.
  • Now fill up the GATE application form.
  • Upload all the required documents like photographs and signatures.
  • Make the payment of GATE exam fees before submitting.
  • Then, click on the submit button.

The Indian candidates who would be applying for GATE 2025 will have to submit some documents and those are given below:

  • For Science Degree course completion certificate/provisional certificate/4th Semester mark sheet/3rd-semester mark sheet/2nd-semester mark sheet/1st-year mark sheet/Pre-final year mark sheet in case of integrated degree/Provisional CeFor Engineering Degree course completion certificate/provisional certificate/8th Semester mark sheet/7th-semester mark sheet/6th-semester mark sheet/Pre or final year mark sheet in case of integrated degree/AMIE and Completed one section/Provisional Certificate Letter.
  • Your name, your date of birth, your mobile number, your parent’s name, your parent’s mobile number.
  • Residential Address for Communication with an area PIN code.
  • Degree scanned with a size under 10-300 kb in pdf format (upload only one page of anyone document)
  • Scanned image of your signature of size 5-150 kb in jpeg/jpg
  • Scanned copy of Category/PwD Certificate (if applicable) in size 10-300 kb in pdf
  • ID Proof: Passport/PAN Card/Voter ID/Aadhaar UID/Driving Licence/College ID/Employee ID card
  • Bank details for application fees
  • College address with a PIN code
  • Choice of GATE exam cities
  • Scanned image of the thumb impression of size 2-150 kb in jpeg/jpg
  • Scanned image of your photograph of size 5-200 kb in jpeg/jpg

GATE 2025 Application Fee

Application fees are a crucial step after filling out the application form. The exam conducting authority sets the application fee for all the candidates who will give the exam. All the candidates before submitting the application form candidates have to pay the application fee. 

You can take a look at the application fees for GATE 2025 given below:

CategoryOn or before the Last DateDuring the Extended period 
For Examination Centres in India   
Female candidates₹ 750/-₹ 1250/-
SC/ST/PwD* category candidates₹ 750/-₹ 1250/-
All other candidates₹ 1500/-₹ 2000/-
For Examination Centres outside India (All Candidates)
Addis Ababa, Colombo, Dhaka, and KathmanduUS$ 50/-US$ 70/-
Dubai and SingaporeUS$ 100/-US$ 120/-

GATE 2025 Application Form Correction 

The conducting body will provide GATE 2025 Application form correction facility. The candidates would correct their application forms on the official website. Categories like Exam, Exam city, Papers, and others would be available for the candidates to change. 

The moment the correction window gets closed there will be no other chance provided to correct the application form. The candidates would also be asked to pay a certain fee for correction. For more information keep on checking the official website so that you do not miss out on any updates. 

GATE 2025 Eligibility Criteria 

Eligibility criteria are very important information every candidate should look for before applying for the exam. The conducting authority sets the eligibility criteria for every candidate. 

It is advised to all the candidates to not miss out on any point about eligibility criteria. The GATE exam 2025 eligibility criteria are given below:

Nationality

The candidate should be of Indian nationality to apply for GATE 2025. Candidates from other countries like Nepal, Bangladesh, Singapore, Sri Lanka, Ethiopia, and the United Arab Emirates are also eligible for the GATE exam. 

Educational Qualification 

Students who have already completed any degree program approved by the Government in Engineering, Technology, Architecture, Science, Commerce or Arts are eligible to appear for the GATE 2025 examination. Along with that students who are still studying in the 3rd year or final year of any undergraduate course can also apply for the GATE exam.

  • BE/B. Tech/B. Pharma
  • B.Arch
  • B.Sc (Research)/B.S
  • Professional Society Examination (equivalent to B.E./B. Tech/B. Arch)
  • M.Sc./M.A./MCA or equivalent
  • Integrated M.E/M.Tech (Post – B.Sc)
  • Integrated M.Sc./Integrated B.S-M.S
  • Integrated M.E./M.Tech or Dual Degree (after Diploma or 10+2)
  • The minimum qualification is 10+2=3.

Age Limit 

There is no age limit set to apply for the GATE 2025 exam. 

Qualifying marks 

There are no qualifying marks set for GATE 2025. 

Eligibility for International Candidates

Candidates living in countries like Nepal, Bangladesh, Singapore, Sri Lanka, Ethiopia, and the United Arab Emirates are eligible to apply for GATE. All the candidates from these countries must have completed their graduation or be in their final year or the pre-final year of their bachelor’s degree in engineering and technology or equivalent.

GATE 2025 Exam Pattern 

Exam pattern is another set of information that is important. Every candidate is advised to check the exam pattern before starting to prepare for the exam to get an idea. The exam pattern for GATE 2025 is given below:

  • Mode of Examination: Online
  • Duration of Exam: 3 hours
  • Marking scheme: 1 mark for each right answer
  • Negative marking: No mark will be deducted for a wrong answer for Numerical type questions and a negative mark will be deducted in the MCQ question. 
  • Question types: MCQs and Numerical Answer Type (NAT)
  • Total Questions: 65 
  • Sections: 2 sections 

The marking scheme for the GATE 2025 exam is given below:

  • MCQs carrying 1 mark: 1/3 mark will be deducted for every incorrect answer.
  • MCQs carrying 2 marks: 2/3 marks will be deducted for every incorrect answer.
  • Multiple Select Question (MSQ) and Numerical Answer Type (NAT) Questions have no negative marking.
  • 1/3 marks will be deducted for the wrong answers, that is 0.33 marks for 1 mark questions, and 0.66 marks will be deducted for questions carrying 2 marks. 
  • No mark will be deducted for the wrong answer to NAT questions.

Gate 2025 Syllabus

The syllabus is the most crucial information about the exam. Every candidate’s result depends on how well they have prepared the syllabus. The moment you get the syllabus you should start planning and preparing. 

GATE 2025 syllabus subject-wise is given below:

GATE Mechanical Syllabus 

General Aptitude Section 

SubjectTopic
Verbal AptitudeBasic English grammar such as tenses, articles, adjectives, prepositions, conjunctions, verb-noun agreement, and other parts of speech 

Basic vocabularies such as words, idioms, and phrases in context 

Reading and comprehension 

Narrative sequencing

Quantitative Aptitude Data interpretation that includes data graphs (bar graphs, pie charts, and other graphs representing data), 2- and 3-dimensional plots, maps, and tables

Numerical computation and estimation that includes ratios, percentages, powers, exponents and logarithms, permutations and combinations, and series

Mensuration and geometry Elementary statistics and probability

Analytical Aptitude Logic: deduction and induction Analogy Numerical relations and reasoning
Spatial Aptitude Transformation of shapes such as translation, rotation, scaling, mirroring, assembling, and grouping Paper folding, cutting, and patterns in 2 and 3 dimensions

Applied Mechanics and Design 

  • Free-body diagrams and Equilibrium
  • Trusses and frames
  • Virtual work
  • Impulse and momentum (linear and angular) and energy formulations, collisions
  • Kinematics and dynamics of particles and rigid bodies in plane motion

Engineering Mathematics 

  • Probability and Statistics: This section of the GATE Mechanical syllabus comprises a few definitions and theorems which are definitions of probability, sampling theorems, conditional probability, the mean, median, mode, and standard deviation, random variables, binomial, Poisson and normal distributions.

Numerical Methods: This part of the GATE Mechanical syllabus carries the following topics: 

  • Numerical solutions of linear and non-linear algebraic equations
  • Integration by trapezoidal and Simpson’s rules
  • Single and multi-step methods for differential equations.
  • Linear Algebra comprises the Matrix Algebra, Systems of linear equations and Eigenvalues and Eigenvectors. Calculus: This section of the Engineering Mathematics syllabus comprises the following topics Functions of a single variable, Limit, Continuity, Differentiability, Mean value theorems, Indeterminate forms, Evaluation of definite and improper integrals, Double and triple integrals, Partial derivatives, total derivative, etc.

Differential Equations: This section of Engineering Mathematics comprises a few topics that are given below:

  • First-order equations (linear and nonlinear)
  • Higher-order linear differential equations with constant coefficients
  • Euler-Cauchy equation
  • Initial and boundary value problems
  • Laplace transforms
  • Solutions of heat, wave, and Laplace’s equations

GATE Computer Science Syllabus 

Gate computer science syllabus is divided into 10 sections given below:

  • Section 1: General Aptitude
  • Section 2: Engineering Mathematics
  • Section 3: Digital Logic
  • Section 4: Computer Organisation and Architecture
  • Section 5: Programming and Data Structures
  • Section 6: Algorithms
  • Section 7: Theory of Computation
  • Section 8: Compiler Design
  • Section 9: Operating System
  • Section 10: Databases
  • Section 11: Computer Networks

GATE electrical Syllabus 

GATE electrical syllabus is divided into 11 sections given below:

  • General Aptitude
  • Engineering Mathematics
  • Electrical Circuits,
  • Electromagnetic Fields,
  • Signals and Systems,
  • Electrical Machines,
  • Power Systems,
  • Control Systems,
  • Electrical and Electronic Measurements,
  • Analog and Digital Electronics and
  • Power Electronics.

GATE 2025 Civil Syllabus 

  • General Aptitude 
  • Engineering Mathematics
  • Structural Engineering
  • Geotechnical Engineering
  • Water Resources Engineering
  • Environmental Engineering
  • Transportation Engineering
  • Geomatics Engineering

GATE 2025 Preparation Tips 

Before you start preparing for the GATE 2025 exam make sure you read the preparation tips so that you get to know what are the best ways in which you can prepare for the exam and give your best to score well. The preparation tips for the GATE 2025 exam are given below:

  • Prepare the moment you get the syllabus and dates for the exam to not waste any time as time is precious. 
  • Plan out your time accordingly, you can also make a timetable so that you do not miss out on any topics. 
  • Start preparing on time so that you do not feel burdened before the exam.
  • Revision is the key to acing any exam.
  • Revise thoroughly before exams at least once as it will help you brush up on what you learned.
  • You can also make your notes while studying for the exam for better understanding.
  • Read the syllabus carefully to get the idea and do not miss any point in the syllabus. 
  • Give your best and be confident in yourself. 

GATE 2025 Books 

Books are the simplest source of information which is easily available everywhere. GATE 2025 best and most important books are given below:

TopicsGATE Book Name
Heat TransferFundamentals of Engineering Heat and Mass Transfer by R.C. Sachdeva
Machine DesignDesign of Machine Elements by V Bhandari
Engineering MathematicsHigher Engineering Mathematics by B. S. Grewal
Industrial EngineeringIndustrial Engineering and Management by O. P. Khanna
Thermal ScienceEngineering Thermodynamics by P.K. Nag
GATE CE Books
Engineering MathematicsHigher Engineering Mathematics (Edition 43) by

B.S. Grewal

Strength of MaterialsStrength of Materials (Edition 2) by

U.C Jindal

Design Of Steel StructuresDesign of Steel Structures (Edition 3) by

S.K Duggal

Highway EngineeringHighway Engineering by S.K.Khanna, C.E.G.Justo
Structural AnalysisBasic Structural Analysis (Edition 3) by

C.S.Reddy

Engineering HydrologyEngineering Hydrology (Edition 4) by

K Subramanya

Irrigation EngineeringIrrigation Engineering and Hydraulic Structures (Edition 1) by S K Garg
GATE EE Books
Power ElectronicsPower Electronics (Edition 5) by P.S.Bimbhra
Control SystemsControl Systems Engineering (Edition 5) by I.J.Nagrath, M. Gopal
Electrical MachinesElectrical Machinery (Edition 7) by P. S. Bimbhra
Electromagnetic FieldsEngineering Electromagnetics (Edition 8) by William H Hayt, John A Buck
GATE CSE Books
Computer NetworksComputer Networking: A Top-Down Approach (Edition 6) by James F. Kurose, Keith W. Ross
DatabasesDatabase System Concepts (Edition 6) by Silberschatz, Sudarshan, Korth
AlgorithmsIntroduction to Algorithms (Edition 3) by Thomas H. Cormen, Charles E. Leiserson, Ronald L. Rivest, Clifford Stein
Digital LogicDigital Logic & Computer Design (Edition 1) by M. Morris Mano
GATE ECE Books
Analog CircuitsMicroelectronic Circuits: Theory and Applications (Edition 6) by Adel S. Sedra, Kenneth C. Smith
Signals & SystemsSignals & Systems (Edition 2) by Alan V. Oppenheim, Alan S.Willsky, S.Hamid Nawab
ElectromagneticsPrinciples of Electromagnetics (Edition 4) by Mathew N.O. Sadiku
Control SystemsAutomatic Control Systems (Edition 9) by Benjamin C. Kuo

GATE 2025 Admit Card 

After filling out the application form and paying the application fee you will get the admit card for the GATE 2025 exam. An admit card is an essential document for an exam. Admit cards will only be made available on the official website.

Candidates would have to carry the admit card to the exam hall as it is a mandatory rule and the candidates who fail to do so would not be allowed to give the exam. The GATE 2025 admit card would be made available on the official website one month before the exam. 

Steps to download the admit card are given below:

  • Visit the official GATE 2025 website to download the admit card.
  • Now, enter the enrollment number and password.
  • Click on the GATE Login option.
  • Click on the GATE admit card download link option. 
  • Then admit cards will be downloaded in pdf format.
  • Save it and take a printout. 

GATE 2025 Answer Key

The answer Key for GATE 2025 would be made available only on the official website of GATE by IIT Kanpur. The answer key would be released after a week of the exam. The answer key would be of great help for students as they would be able to match their answers with the answer key.

The conducting authorities would also give the candidates to raise queries against the answer key. This facility would be open for 3 or 4 days only. The candidates would be required to pay INR 500 for each question they want to raise a query against. The fee would also be refunded if the query raised is correct

GATE 2025 Result

GATE 2025 exam results will only be available on GATE’s official website. The candidates could see their results in the week of March 2025. The GATE 2025 result would only be released after the final answer key is released. 

All the candidates must check the official website not to miss any update or notifications about GATE 2025 exam results. 

GATE 2025 Cut Off

GATE 2025 cut-off would be released by IIT Kanpur on the official website only for each paper. The cut-off for GATE 2025 would be released in two kinds. The first cut-off would be by the official conducting body of GATE which will have the minimum score required by the candidates to pass the GATE exam.

The other cut-off would be by the institutes that would release their cut-off for admissions in different courses. You can take a look at the cut-off of 2024 to get an idea.

PapersGATE 2024 Cut Off
GeneralOBC-NCLSC/ST/PwD
Computer Science and Information Technology (CS)2522.516.6
Electronics and Communications Engineering (EC)2522.516.5
Biotechnology (BT)35.531.923.6
Electrical Engineering (EE)30.727.620.4
Chemical Engineering (CH)25.322.716.8
Statistics (ST)2522.516.6
Mathematics (MA)27.324.518.2
Instrumentation Engineering (IN)42.438.128.2
Mechanical Engineering (ME)28.125.218.7
Geomatics Engineering (GE)40.436.326.9
Civil Engineering (CE)30.427.420.2
Chemistry (CY)27.524.718.3
Metallurgical Engineering (MT)46.241.530.8
Agricultural Engineering (AG)26.323.617.5
Ecology and Evolution (EY)33.43022.2
Environmental Science and Engineering (ES)40.336.226.8
Physics (PH)26.523.8
Life Sciences (XL)33.930.522.5
Textile Engineering and Fibre Science (TF)36.834.925.6
Aerospace Engineering (AE)ABUTBUTBU
Architecture and Planning (AR)TBUTBUTBU
Biomedical Engineering (BM)TBUTBUTBU
Geology and Geophysics (GG)TBUTBUTBU
Mining Engineering (MN)TBUTBUTBU
Petroleum Engineering (PE)TBUTBUTBU
Production and Industrial Engineering (PI)TBUTBUTBU
Humanities and Social Sciences (XH)TBUTBUTBU
Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering (NM)TBUTBUTBU
Engineering Sciences (XE)TBUTBUTBU

GATE 2025 Counselling 

The GATE 2025 counselling process for qualified candidates would start in May 2025. All the candidates are advised to register for the counselling process. The counselling process would be done separately by the participating institutions. 

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Centralized counselling called CCMT (Centralised Counselling for M. Tech/M. Plan), is conducted to get admission into IIT, NIT, and other government institutes. The IITs conduct their counselling for admission in M.Tech courses. The other state-level universities conduct their counselling for admissions in different courses. 

Sunil Kushwaha

As a dedicated Biology Science graduate, I'm passionate about sharing the latest updates in national and state entrance exams through my blog. I aim to keep aspiring students informed about exam trends, important dates, and changes in syllabi. With a keen interest in education, I strive to offer valuable insights for students navigating the competitive landscape of entrance examinations and admission tests. Stay updated with me.