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About Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering (GATE) 2020

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GATE 2020 last date of registration has been extended by IIT Delhi. The last date to apply for GATE 2020 without late fee is 28th September 2019!! The last date for GATE registration 2020 with late fee remains the same, i.e 01st of October 2019

GATE 2020 application form has been released by IIT Delhi in online mode.

The Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering (GATE) is a national-level examination, which is conducted for candidates seeking admission in Post Graduate Programmes (M.E., M.Tech, MS, Direct Ph.D.) offered at institutes of national importance, including IITs and IISc, etc. with financial assistance from MHRD (Ministry of Human Resource Development). The GATE scores are also used by various PSUs (Public Sector Undertakings) to recruit candidates for prestigious jobs. A total of 24 papers are conducted as part of GATE examination. Candidates can apply for only one of the papers based on the discipline of their qualifying degree or their admission plan. While applying for the paper of their choice, candidates must also keep in mind the eligibility criteria set by the institutions where they wish to get admission. The upcoming GATE 2020 examination schedule is given below:

GATE 2020 Eligibility Criteria

IIT Delhi has set some conditions related to academic qualifications, pass percentage, age limit etc which applicants have to fulfil in order to be eligible for GATE exam. If an applicant fails to meet with any of the given GATE 2020 eligibility conditions then he/she will be not allowed …

GATE 2020 Syllabus

IIT Delhi has defined the GATE 2020 syllabus for all the 24 papers including the new paper “Statistics”. Students appearing in GATE 2020 exam must analyze the GATE syllabus for 2020 and exam pattern before starting the preparation. The 2020 syllabus of GATE will be similar to the syllabus of last …

GATE 2020 Exam Pattern

The Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering (GATE) is a popular entrance examination conducted for postgraduate engineering admissions. The exam pattern of GATE 2020 consist of detailed information related to the online examination including, type of questions, mode of examination, marks allotted to each question, number of questions, total marks, the …

GATE 2019 Exam Analysis

The GATE 2019 exam analysis for 2nd and 3rd February is available here. On both the days, the examination was conducted in two slots – morning shift was conducted from 9:30 to 12:30 PM whereas evening shift was conducted from 2:30 to 05:30 PM. On the very …

How to Prepare for GATE 2020

How to Prepare for GATE 2020? This is probably your current state of mind if you are taking the popular GATE 2020. Every year, lakhs of engineering aspirants go that extra mile to crack the tough Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering (GATE). It is a popular entrance exam and a great …

The list of GATE 2020 Participating Colleges is available here for all those who are going to take the entrance examination. The final and updated list of participating colleges for GATE 2020 will be released by IIT Delhi, which is the conducting body for the exam. In order to become eligible …

GATE 2020 Result

IIT Delhi will announce the GATE result 2020 in the month of March at GOAPS website. The result of GATE 2020 will be released for all 24 papers. Candidates who have appeared for GATE 2020 can download their GATE 2020 scorecard from mid-March 2020 by logging into GATE Online Application Process System (GOAPS …

GATE 2020 Seat Allotment Result

IIT Madras on 14th May 2019 released the GATE 2019 Round 1 seat allotment result for IIT Mtech admissions. Students can access the same from the official COAP website with the help of their GATE 2019 registration number and password. All those candidates who have been offered seats in the …

GATE 2020 Cut-off

Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Delhi will release the GATE 2020 cut-off alongside the GATE 2020 Result. The GATE 2020 cut-off is the minimum qualifying marks that candidates must secure for admission to postgraduate programmes (M.E., M.Tech, MS, Direct Ph.D.) offered at institutes of national importance, including IITs …

Best Books for GATE 2020

While preparing for GATE 2020, referring to the best books for GATE 2020 will be very important. Books are an important source for exam preparation, and it, therefore, makes complete sense to gather all the study material beforehand. 

There are plenty of books available in the market for GATE 2020 …

GATE Question Papers

Going through GATE question papers of the previous years is important for those who are going to appear for the GATE 2020 entrance exam. GATE is organised for admission to postgraduate programmes in engineering and technology. For a better understanding of the exam and its structure, candidates must go through …

The GATE 2020 admit card will be released by IIT Delhi in online mode, which is also the conducting body of the exam. It must be noted that GATE admit card 2020 will be issued only to those who successfully filled GATE Application Form 2019. To download the GATE 2020 admit …

GATE 2020 Application Form (Correction Window From October 15)

GATE application form 2020 is available until October 05, 2019, for the candidates who are yet to submit the same. Candidates filling GATE application form 2020 from September 28 to October 05 can do the same by paying a late fee of Rs. 500. IIT Delhi has released the GATE 2020 …

GATE 2020 Answer Key

The GATE 2020 answer key will be released by IIT Delhi on the exam’s official website. The answer keys for GATE 2020 and question papers will be available set-wise at gate.iitm.ac.in. Candidates can now calculate their probable scores by comparing their answers with the GATE 2020 answer keys …

GATE 2020 Mock Test

GATE 2020 Mock Tests will be released by IIT Delhi on its official website. IIT Delhi will organize the Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering, known for the candidates aspiring to get admission in Master’s programmes in engineering as well as for those interested in recruitment by PSUs. Therefore, candidates who are preparing …

Best Coaching Institutes for GATE 2020

Preparing for GATE 2020? Feel the need to have some expert guidance? CollegeDekho has compiled a list of some of the best coaching institutes for GATE 2020. While some applicants prefer self-study, there are many who choose to approach coaching institutes for guidance from experts. There are many coaching institutes for …

GATE 2020 Important Dates

GATE 2020 Counselling Process- Important Dates

All About Gate

GATE, which is also known as Graduate Admission Test in Engineering is conducted to assess and analyse the comprehensive understanding of the aspirants in various undergraduate subjects like Architecture, Technology and Engineering and also some post-graduate level subjects in Science. IISc Bangalore and seven IITs (Delhi, Bombay, Kanpur, Guwahati, Madras, Kharagpur and  Roorkee) on behalf of the National Coordination Board conduct the GATE 2020 exam.

GATE 2020 will be conducted for 25 subjects, and the official GATE exam dates 2020 are 1st, 2nd, 8th and 9th of February. GATE exam takes place across various centres/ cities in India, and the same will be conducted in six overseas or abroad centres. GATE is a Computer-Based Test.

Qualifying GATE is mandatory in order to get admission or vail financial assistance to pursue a Master’s programme and direct Doctoral programme. Recently quite a number of Public Sector Undertakings have been accepting GATE score for their recruitment process. 

The GATE score would reflect the relative performance level and capability to pursue a particular subject. The GATE 2020 score will be valid for three years which means this score will be considered by the institutes for up to 3 years from the date of examination. 

GATE 2020 Zones

As mentioned above the GATE 2020 will be held across the entire country and also in some cities outside India. Here is the list which shows the GATE 2020 zones for the applicants to choose. 

Zone 1- IISc Bangalore

Zone 2- IIT Delhi

Zone 3- IIT Bombay

Zone 4- IIT Guwahati

Zone 5- IIT Kharagpur

Zone 6- IIT Kanpur

Zone 7- IIT Roorkee

Zone 8- IIT Madras

Assistantship/ Scholarship for Post Graduate Programme

This particular facility is provided for the candidates wishes to avail financial assistance. In order to avail this opportunity, the candidates will have to secure their admission in one of the Central Government colleges. Almost 70% of the weightage is given to the GATE score and the remaining depends on the candidate’s performance in the interview and other rounds. 

The Assistantship /Scholarship is provided by the MHRD ministry so the candidates can avail this assistance following the guidelines given by the MHRD ministry. All the institutes would specify the number of candidates they are willing to take accordingly the candidates can secure their admission. Qualification in GATE is also a minimum requirement to apply for various fellowships awarded by many Government organizations.

GATE Score Used for PSU Recruitment

The Public Sector Undertakings use the GATE score to shortlist the candidates for Recruitment. Some of the organisations which accept the GATE score is GAIL, BHEL, IOCL, HALNTPC etc. Through this GATE score, candidates would get employed in a Group A level post under the Central Government. The details about the GATE score being used for recruitment is published in National Newspaper, Rozgar Samachar, Employment news etc.

Highlights of GATE 2020

  • Here are the highlights of GATE 2020 which all the applicants of GATE 2020 must know. 

  • The GATE 2020 will be conducted by the Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi. 

  • Gate 2020 will be conducted for 25 science subjects/papers.

  • The GAT 2020 for 25 subjects will be held online that is the GATE 2020 is a Computer Based Test. 

  • An applicant of GATE 2020 can appear for only one paper/subject in GATE 2020.

  • GATE 2020 will be held in the forenoon or afternoon. Sessions on 1st, 2nd, 8th and 9th of February 2020. 

  • A new subject named “BIO Medical Engineering” will be included in the GATE 2020.  

  • Some of the papers in papers in GATE 2020 are held in multiple sessions but one candidate would be allowed to appear for only one session. 

  • Candidates will have to register and apply online through GATE Online Application Processing System i.e GOAPS. The submission of application will also be online, candidates must note that no hardcopy should be sent to the exam authority.

  • Random Biometric test might be done of some selected candidates. 

  • The decision of GATE 2020 becomes the final decision for all candidates. 

  • The GATE application fee can be paid only through online methods, there is no offline method.

  • The GATE 2020 admit card will be available at the GOAPS website. No printed admit card or hard copy of the admit card will be sent to the candidates. 

  • Candidates must look for the exam date, time and venue in the GATE 2020 admit card. 

  • Any changes in the exam centre or date or time will not be entertained by the exam conducting body once the admit card is provided for the candidate. 

  • No Calculator, watch or wristwatch or mobile phone will be allowed within the examination centre. Availability of these items with the candidates might disqualify the candidature of the candidate.

Advantages of Appearing in GATE?

The biggest question that the students might have in their mind is what are the advantages of appearing in GATE. There are many advantages of appearing in GATE for the students but the major advantages that such students will have are:

  • They can pursue Post Graduation degree in the course they desire as GATE scores are also accepted by the top technology and science Institutes for M.Tech admissions

  • The students can get into the Public Sector Undertakings (PSUs) on the basis of their GATE rank

  • Top GATE rank holders are offered scholarships in the M.Tech colleges

Who are More Likely to Qualify for GATE?

An old Dutch proverb says- With Hardwork, you can get the fire out of a stone which implies there is nothing in this Universe which can stop the students to crack GATE if they have put in the right amount of effort. Yet, there are certain types of students who are more likely to qualify GATE are:

  • Those who love doing research

  • Those aspiring to pursue higher studies in Science and Engineering in India

  • Those who possess sound technical skills

  • Those who aspire to study in IITs 

  • Those who dream about indulging in development and research programmes

What if Not GATE?

One of the toughest and highly competitive exams in India, GATE receives lakhs of applicants every year out of which only a handful are selected. So what happens to those who are unable to qualify GATE? Do they have any other alternatives? 

The answer to the questions posed above is “Yes”. There are several other entrance exams conducted all over India for M.Tech aspirants who missed the chance of qualifying for GATE by a whisker. Here is a list of other M.Tech entrance exams other than GATE:

  • Post Graduate Common Entrance Test (PGCET), Karnataka

  • Tamil Nadu Common Entrance Test (TANCET)

  • BITS Higher Degree Entrance Exam (BITS HD)

  • SRM Graduate Engineering Entrance Test (SRMGEET)

  • VIT Master Engineering Entrance Exam (VIT MEE)

  • Central Universities Common Entrance Test (CUCET)

  • Manipal University Online Entrance Test (MUOET)

  • JIIT Post Graduate Entrance Test (JIIT PGET)

The names of the well known postgraduate entrance tests have been given above. There are several other entrance tests conducted for offering admission into postgraduate courses in science and technology where GATE scores do not matter.

Stages Involved in GATE Exam

The GATE qualifying entrance test can be segregated into the following stages:

  1. GATE Online Application Process (GOAPS)

  2. Availability of GATE admit card

  3. GATE entrance exam

  4. Result declaration of GATE

  5. Beginning of the GATE counselling process

  6. Regular classes commence

GATE 2020 Exam Centers

Following is the tentative list of cities/towns where the aspirants of GATE 2020 are expected to take the examination. As per the latest update, the exam centre city correction facility has been opened for candidates. The facility will be open until November 2019. Visit the ‘How to Apply’ section of GATE 2020 to know the procedure.

Examination Cities/Towns
 
Ananthapuramu, Angamaly, Bagalkot, Ballari (Bellary), Kolar, Kozhikode, Kurnool, Malappuram, Mangaluru, Belagavi (Belgaum), Bengaluru North, Bengaluru South, Bidar, PortBlair, Davanagere, Hassan, Shivamogga (Shimoga), Hubballi (Hubli), Hyderabad, Kalaburagi (Gulbarga), Kannur, Thrissur, Tumakuru, Vatakara, Kasaragod, Manipal, Mysuru (Mysore), Palakkad, Payyanur
Ahmedabad, Ahmednagar, Nashik, Navi Mumbai, Ratnagiri, Sangli, Satara, Pune, Rajkot, Thane, Vadodara, Solapur, Surat, Amravati, Anand, Aurangabad, Baramati, Bhavnagar, Bhuj, Kankavli, Kolhapur, Mehsana, Gandhinagar, Goa, Jalgaon, Mumbai, Nagpur, Nanded
Ajmer, Alwar, Bahadurgarh, Samba, Sikar, Udaipur-Chittorgarh, Ujjain, Rohtak,  Mathura, New Delhi, Bikaner, Jodhpur, Karnal, Kota, Faridabad-Palwal, Greater NOIDA, Gurugram, Hisar, Indore, Jaipur, Jammu
Agartala, Arrah, Asansol-Durgapur, Shillong, Silchar, Siliguri, Tezpur, Bokaro Steel City, Muzaffarpur, Patna, Purnea, Burdwan, Itanagar, Jorhat, Kalyani, Dhanbad, Dibrugarh, Gangtok, Guwahati, Imphal
Agra, Aligarh, Jabalpur, Kanpur, Lucknow, Varanasi, Gorakhpur, Gwalior, Allahabad, Bareilly, Bhopal
Balasore, Berhampur (Odisha), Bhilai, Rajamahendravaram (Rajahmundry), Ranchi, Rourkela, Bhimavaram, Bhubaneswar, Vizianagaram, Bilaspur (CG), Cuttack, Eluru, Hooghly, Sambalpur, Srikakulam, Tadepalligudem, Jamshedpur, Kakinada (AP), Kharagpur, Kolkata, Raipur, Vijayawada, Visakhapatnam
Alappuzha, Aluva, Attingal, Bapatla – Chirala, Karimnagar, Karur, Khammam, Kodad, Kollam, Kothamangalam, Kottayam, Madurai, Chengannur, Chennai South, Chennai West, Chittoor, Coimbatore, Cuddalore, Dindigul, Ernakulam, Erode-Thiruchengode, Gudur, Virudhunagar, Warangal, Muvattupuzha, Namakkal, Guntur, Idukki, Kadapa, Kanjirapally, Kanyakumari-Nagercoil, Pala, Puducherry (Pondicherry), Punalur, Salem, Thanjavur, Thiruvananthapuram, Thoothukudi (Tuticorin), Tiruchirapalli, Tirunelveli, Tirupati, Vellore, Villupuram, Nedumangad, Nellore, Ongole
Ambala, Amritsar, Baddi (HP), Bathinda, Moradabad, NOIDA, Panipat, Chandigarh, Patiala, Roorkee, Sangrur, Shimla, Dehradun, Ghaziabad, Haldwani-Bhimtal, Hamirpur (HP), Jalandhar, Kurukshetra, Solan, Sonepat, Una, Yamunanagar, Ludhiana, Meerut, Mohali, Pathankot
Colombo (Sri Lanka), Dhaka (Bangladesh), Kathmandu (Nepal), Singapore, Addis Ababa (Ethiopia), Dubai (UAE)

FAQs

1. What is GATE?

The Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering (GATE) is an all-India examination conducted by the seven Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs) and the Indian Institute of Science (IISc), Bangalore, on behalf of the National Coordinating Board – GATE, Department of Education, Ministry of Human Resources Development (MHRD), Government of India.

2. What is self-financing & sponsorship in GATE?

Some institutions specify GATE qualification as mandatory even for admission of self-financing students to postgraduate programmes. GATE qualified candidates are also eligible for the award of Junior Research Fellowship in CSIR Laboratories and CSIR sponsored projects. Top rank holders in some GATE papers are entitled to apply for “Shyama Prasad Mukherjee Fellowship” awarded by CSIR. Some government organisations prescribe GATE qualification as a requirement for applying to the post of a Scientist/ Engineer.

Important Dates

GATE 2020 Important EventsDates
Registration Date31 Aug to 28 Sep, 2019
Admit Card Date03 Jan, 2020
Exam Date01 Feb to 09 Feb, 2020
Declaration of Result Date16 Mar, 2020

 

REGISTRATION & ELIGIBILITY

REGISTRATION & ELIGIBILITY

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GATE 2020 Eligibility Criteria

IT Delhi has set some conditions related to academic qualifications, pass percentage, age limit etc which applicants have to fulfil in order to be eligible for GATE exam. If an applicant fails to meet with any of the given GATE 2020 eligibility conditions then he/she will be not allowed to appear for the exam or admission process. All the applicants are requested to check the GATE 2020 eligibility criteria before submitting the GATE 2020 application form.

GATE is a national-level postgraduate engineering entrance examination conducted for admission to Master of Engineering (M.E) or M.Tech programmes in various NITs, IITs, and other technical institutes. Every year, this entrance examination is organized jointly by the IISc, Bangalore and seven IITs in support of the National Coordination Board (NCB)-GATE. GATE 2020 will be held for 24 papers. Out of these, a candidate can appear only in any one GATE paper. Through this post, aspirants can check the detailed info on GATE Eligibility criteria 2020 like who are eligible for the exam, academic qualification, age criteria, and other details. The detailed eligibility criteria for GATE 2020 examination is elaborated below.

Eligibility Criteria for GATE 2020

The aspirants can check the GATE 2020 eligibility criteria which will mention the age limit, nationality, academic qualifications required from the applicants:

Nationality:

  • Indian national candidates will be eligible for the exam.

  • Candidates belonging to Nepal, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, Singapore, Ethiopia and United Arab Emirates (U.A.E) will also be eligible to appear.

Age Limit:

  • There is no minimum or maximum age limit prescribed to appear for the examination.

Academic Details:

  • Only those candidates who have completed/will complete their Bachelor’s degree in Engineering/Technology or Master’s degree (M.Sc) in any relevant science subject from a recognised University or institution in 2020 will be eligible for GATE 2020.

  • There is no minimum percentage required at the undergraduate level for appearing in GATE 2020.

  • There is no limit on the number of attempts either. Hence, candidates who have appeared for GATE once earlier can appear again.

Qualifying Degree Eligibility for GATE 2020

Qualifying DegreeQualifying Degree/ Examination (Descriptive)Eligible candidates descriptionQualifying Year cannot be later than
B.Arch5 years Bachelor’s degree in ArchitectureStudents in final year of Bachelor’s/Master’s degree or already passedNA
B.E./ B.Tech/ B.Pharm.Bachelor’s degree in Engineering/ Technology( 4 years after 10+2) or 3 years after B.Sc./ Diploma in Engineering/ Technology and those who are in the final year of these programmesStudents in final year of Bachelor’s/Master’s degree or already passed2020
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)Completed Section A or equivalent of such professional coursesNA
Int. M.E/ M.Tech (Post B.Sc.)Post- B.Sc.Integrated Master’s degree programme in Engineering/ Technology (Four year programme) pursuing the 2nd/3rd/ 4th year or already passed2021
B.Sc.(Research)/ B.S4 years after 10+2 Bachelor's degree in Science or Post Diploma in ScienceStudents in final year of Bachelor’s/Master’s degree or already passed2020
M.Sc./ M.A./ MCA or equivalentMaster’s degree in any branch of Science/ Mathematics/ Statistics/ Computer Applications or equivalentStudents in the final year of Bachelor’s/Master’s degree or already passed2020
M.Sc./ M.A./ MCA or equivalentIntegrated M.Sc. or Five year integrated B.S.-M.S. programmeStudents in final year of Bachelor’s/Master’s degree or already passed2020
Int. M.E./ M.Tech or Dual Degree (after Diploma or 10+2)Integrated Master’s degree programs or Dual Degree programme in Engineering/ Technology (Five-year programme)pursuing the 4th/ 5th year or already passed2020
Pharm. D. (after 10+2)6 years program, consisting of internship or residency training (during the sixth year)pursuing the 4th/ 5th/6th year or already passed2021

Documents Required in Support of Eligibility Criteria for GATE 2020

The applicants must submit the following documents to support their GATE 2020 eligibility claims:

  • If a candidate has completed one of the qualifying examinations as mentioned- above in the table in 2018 or earlier, then he/she has to be submitted the degree certificate/provisional degree certificate/course completion certificate/membership certificate as issued by the society or institute.

  • If the candidate is expected to complete  one of the qualifying norms in 2020 or later as mentioned in the table above, then he/she had to upload their Provisional Certificate Letter (as issued by the Head of the Institute/Dean/Registrar/Head of Department) or a copy of marks card for Section A of AMIE, etc.

  • All the documents have to be uploaded only while filling the online application. It does not have to be sent by post.

  • Candidates with backlogs (failed subjects) in any of the subjects in their qualifying examination had to upload a copy of any of the mark sheet of the final year issued from the institute where he/she was studying.

Eligibility Criteria for Foreign Candidates for GATE 2020

GATE 2020 eligibility criteria for foreign students are different from the normal GATE 2020 eligibility criteria. Scroll down to check the eligibility criteria required to be fulfilled by foreign students to appear in GATE 2020:

  • Candidates who are still pursuing or have obtained a degree from countries except India in technology or engineering (at least four years) can apply. Final year candidates can also apply for GATE 2020.

  • Candidates who are pursuing or have obtained a postgraduate degree in any subject related to Science are also eligible to register for GATE 2020.

Important Note: Candidates who are pursuing or have obtained a higher degree other than the courses mentioned above must select the minimum qualifying degree while filling the application form for GATE 2020.

FAQs on GATE Eligibility Criteria

1. I have passed my B-Tech successfully. I am pursuing M-Tech, can I apply for GATE?

Yes, you can. You need to mention the B.Tech details on your GATE Application Form.

2. Is the downloaded mark sheet from internet acceptable as an eligibility certificate?

Yes, internet downloaded final year mark sheet of any one semester, which is digitally signed or duly signed with seal by the competent authority (Registrar, Controller of Examination etc.) only, is acceptable.

3. I have passed in 2018 but I have a backlog. Can I apply for GATE? 

Yes, you can. You need to clear the backlog by August 2020 to be able to apply for admissions.

3. I have passed my degree in 2018. I don’t have my Degree certificate but I have Provisional Certificate. Will that be enough?

Yes, you can apply for GATE using any one of the following: Degree certificate / Provisional certificate/Course completion certificate / Professional certificate/Membership certificate issued by the society or institute.

4. Is there a restriction on the number of attempts in GATE 2020?

No, there is no restriction on the number of attempts.

5. Is there any age limit criterion defined under GATE eligibility?

Ans: No, there is no such criterion defined on age limit.

6. I have completed my Graduation through Distance Learning. Can I apply for GATE?

Yes, you can. There is no specification about the mode of learning (distance or open university) but the course must be recognised by AICTE for candidates to be eligible for admissions.

8. I have chosen category as OBC, but there is no option to upload the certificate. What to do?

The OBC Certificate is not required to be uploaded. OBC certificate is required only while taking admission using the GATE score.

 

SYLLABUS

SYLLABUS

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GATE 2020 Syllabus

IIT Delhi has defined the GATE 2020 syllabus for all the 24 papers including the new paper “Statistics”. Students appearing in GATE 2020 exam must analyze the GATE syllabus for 2020 and exam pattern before starting the preparation. The 2020 syllabus of GATE will be similar to the syllabus of last year. 

The syllabus of GATE 2020 consists of all the topics that candidates must study to prepare for GATE 2020. Conducted on a national-level, GATE is a postgraduate engineering exam. Before appearing for the exam, candidates must check the syllabus of GATE 2020 thoroughly. In order to successfully qualify in the GATE 2020, candidates must focus on studying the topics mentioned in the syllabus.

The GATE 2020 Syllabus usually consists of the basic Physics, Chemistry and Biology concepts of senior secondary classes, along with some topics of graduation level. The following table lists the detailed syllabus of GATE 2020 for its 24 papers.

 

GATE AG(Agricultural Engineering) Syllabus 2020

GATE AR(Architecture and Planning) Syllabus 2020

GATE BM(Biomedical Engineering) Syllabus 2020

GATE BT(Biotechnology) Syllabus 2020

GATE CE(Civil Engineering) Syllabus 2020

GATE CH(Chemical Engineering) Syllabus 2020

GATE CY(Chemistry) Syllabus 2020

GATE CS(Computer Science and Engineering) Syllabus 2020

GATE EC(Electronics and Communication Engg.) Syllabus 2020

GATE EE(Electrical Engineering) Syllabus 2020

GATE EC(Ecology and Evolution) Syllabus 2020

GATE GG(Geology and Geophysics) Syllabus 2020

GATE IN(Instrumentation Engineering) Syllabus 2020

GATE MA(Mathematics) Syllabus 2020

GATE ME(Mechanical Engineering) Syllabus 2020

GATE MN(Mining Engineering) Syllabus 2020

GATE MT(Metallurgical Engineering) Syllabus 2020

GATE PE(Petroleum Engineering) Syllabus 2020

GATE PH(Physics) Syllabus 2020

GATE PI(Production and Industrial Engineering) Syllabus 2020

GATE ST(Statistics) Syllabus 2020

GATE TF(Textile Engineering and Fibre Science) Syllabus 2020

GATE XE_A(Engineering Mathematics) Syllabus 2020

GATE XE_B(Fluid Mechanics) Syllabus 2020

GATE XE_C(Materials Science) Syllabus 2020

GATE XE_D(Solid Mechanics) Syllabus 2020

GATE XE_E(Thermodynamics) Syllabus 2020

GATE XE_F(Polymer Science and Engineering) Syllabus 2020

GATE XE_G(Food Technology) Syllabus 2020

GATE XE_H(Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences) Syllabus 2020

GATE XL_P(Chemistry) Syllabus 2020

GATE XL_Q(Biochemistry) Syllabus 2020

GATE XL_R(Botany) Syllabus 2020

GATE XL_S(Microbiology) Syllabus 2020

GATE XL_T(Zoology) Syllabus 2020

GATE XL_U(Food Technology) Syllabus 2020

Detailed Syllabus of GATE 2020

The table below contains the detailed syllabus of GATE 2020 which the applicants must refer to before they figure out how to prepare for GATE 2020: 

Subject

Section-wise Syllabus

AE: Aerospace Engineering

Engineering Mathematics, Flight Mechanics, Space Dynamics, Aerodynamics, Structures, Propulsion

AG: Agricultural Engineering

Engineering Mathematics, Farm Machinery, Farm Power, Soil and Water Conservation Engineering, Irrigation and Drainage Engineering, Agricultural Processing Engineering, Dairy and Food Engineering

AR: Architecture and Planning

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, Services, Infrastructure, and Transportation

BT: Biotechnology

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

CE: Civil Engineering

Engineering Mathematics, Structural Engineering, Geotechnical Engineering, Water Resources Engineering, Environmental Engineering, Transportation Engineering, Geomatics Engineering

CH: Chemical Engineering

Engineering Mathematics, Process Calculations and Thermodynamics, Fluid Mechanics and Mechanical Operations, Heat Transfer, Mass Transfer, Chemical Reaction Engineering, Instrumentation and Process Control, Plant Design and Economics, Chemical Technology

CS: Computer Sc. and Information Technology

Engineering Mathematics, Digital Logic, Computer Organization and Architecture, Programming and Data Structures, Algorithms, Theory of Computation, Compiler Design, Operating System, Databases, Computer Networks

CY: Chemistry

Physical Chemistry, Inorganic Chemistry, Organic Chemistry

EC: Electronics and Communication Engg.

Engineering Mathematics, Networks, Signals, and Systems, Electronic Devices, Analog Circuits, Digital Circuits, Control Systems, Communications, Electromagnetics

EE: Electrical Engineering

Engineering Mathematics, Electric Circuits, Electromagnetic Fields, Signals and Systems, Electrical Machines, Power Systems, Control Systems, Electrical and Electronic Measurements, Analog and Digital Electronics, Power Electronics

EY: Ecology and Evolution

Ecology, Evolution, Mathematics and Quantitative Ecology, Behavioural Ecology

GG: Geology and Geophysics

Common Section, Part B (Section-1)-Geology, Part B (Section-2)- Geophysics

IN: Instrumentation Engineering

Engineering Mathematics, Electrical Circuits, Signals and Systems, Control Systems, Analog Electronics, Digital Electronics, Measurements, Sensors and Industrial Instrumentation, Communication and Optical Instrumentation

MA: Mathematics

Linear Algebra, Complex Analysis, Real Analysis, Ordinary Differential Equations, Algebra, Functional Analysis, Numerical Analysis, Partial Differential Equations, Topology, Probability, and Statistics, Linear programming

ME: Mechanical Engineering

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

MN: Mining Engineering

Engineering Mathematics, Mine Development and Surveying, Geomechanics and Ground Control, Mining Methods and Machinery, Surface Environment, Mine Ventilation, and Underground Hazards, Mine Economics, Mine Planning, Systems Engineering

MT: Metallurgical Engineering

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

PE: Petroleum Engineering

Linear Algebra, Calculus, Differential equations, Complex variables, Probability and Statistics, Numerical Methods, Petroleum Exploration, Oil and Gas Well Drilling Technology, Reservoir Engineering,Petroleum Production Operations, Offshore Drilling and Production Practices, Petroleum Formation Evaluation, Oil and Gas Well Testing, Health Safety and Environment in Petroleum Industry, Enhanced Oil Recovery Techniques, Latest trends in Petroleum Engineering

PH: Physics

Mathematical Physics,  Classical Mechanics, Electromagnetic Theory, Quantum Mechanics, Thermodynamics and Statistical Physics, Atomic and Molecular Physics, Solid State Physics & Electronics, Nuclear and Particle Physics

PI: Production and Industrial Engineering

Engineering Mathematics, General Engineering,  Manufacturing Processes I, Manufacturing Processes II,  Quality and Reliability,  Industrial Engineering, Operations research and Operations management

       Statistics

 

    Calculus, Linear Algebra, Probability, Stochastic Processes, Inference, Regression Analysis, Multivariate Analysis and Design of Experiments.

TF: Textile Engineering and Fibre Science

Engineering Mathematics, Textile Engineering and Fibre Science

XE-A: Engineering Mathematics

Linear Algebra, Calculus, Vector Calculus, Complex variables, Ordinary Differential Equations, Partial Differential Equations, Probability and Statistics, Numerical Methods

XE-B: Fluid Mechanics

Flow and Fluid Properties, Kinematics, Integral analysis, Differential Analysis, Inviscid Flows, Dimensional analysis, Internal Flows, Prandtl boundary layer equations

XE-C: Materials Science

Processing of Materials, Characterisation Techniques, Structure and Imperfections, Thermodynamics and Kinetics, Properties of Materials, Material types, Environmental Degradation, Elements of Quantum Mechanics and Mathematics

XE-D: Solid Mechanics

Equivalent force systems; free-body diagrams; equilibrium equations; analysis of determinate trusses and frames; friction; particle kinematics and dynamics; dynamics of rigid bodies under planar motion; law of conservation of energy; law of conservation of momentum. Stresses and strains; principal stresses and strains; Mohr’s circle for plane stress and plane strain; generalized Hooke’s Law; elastic constants; thermal stresses; theories of failure. Axial, shear and bending moment diagrams; axial, shear and bending stresses; combined stresses; deflection (for symmetric bending); torsion in circular shafts; thin-walled pressure vessels; energy methods (Castigliano’s Theorems); Euler buckling.

XE-E: Thermodynamics

Basic Concepts, First Law of Thermodynamics, Second Law of Thermodynamics, Properties of Pure Substances, Thermodynamic Relations, Thermodynamic Cycles, Ideal Gas Mixtures

XE-F: Polymer Science and Engineering

Chemistry of high polymers, Polymer Characterization, Synthesis and properties, Polymer blends and composites, Polymer Technology, Polymer Rheology, Polymer processing, Polymer testing

XE-F: Food Technology

Food Chemistry and Nutrition, Food Microbiology, Food Products Technology, Food Engineering

XE-H: Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences

Atmospheric Science, Ocean Sciences

XL-P: Chemistry

Atomic Structure and Periodicity, Structure and Bonding, s, p and d Block Elements, Chemical Equilibria, Electrochemistry, Reaction Kinetics, Thermodynamics, Structure-Reactivity Correlations and Organic Reaction Mechanisms

XL-Q: Biochemistry

Organization of life; Importance of water; Structure and function of biomolecules: Amino acids, Carbohydrates, Lipids, Proteins and Nucleic acids; Protein structure, folding and function: Myoglobin, Hemoglobin, Lysozyme, Ribonuclease A, Carboxypeptidase, and Chymotrypsin, Enzyme kinetics including its regulation and inhibition, Vitamins and Coenzymes ; Metabolism and bioenergetics; Generation and utilization of ATP; Metabolic pathways and their regulation: glycolysis, TCA cycle, pentose phosphate pathway, oxidative phosphorylation,gluconeogenesis, glycogen and fatty acid metabolism; Metabolism of Nitrogen-containing compounds: nitrogen fixation, amino acids and nucleotides. Photosynthesis: Calvin cycle, Biochemical separation techniques: ion exchange, size exclusion and affinity chromatography, Characterization of biomolecules by electrophoresis, UV-visible and fluorescence spectroscopy and Mass spectrometry, Cell structure and organelles; Biological membranes; Transport across membranes; Signal transduction; Hormones and neurotransmitters,DNA replication, transcription and translation; Biochemical regulation of gene expression; Recombinant DNA technology and applications: PCR, site directed mutagenesis and DNA-microarray, Immune system: Active and passive immunity; Complement system; Antibody structure, function and diversity; Cells of the immune system: T, B and macrophages; T and B cell activation; Major histocompatibility complex; T cell receptor; Immunological techniques: Immunodiffusion, immunoelectrophoresis, RIA, and ELISA.

XL-R: Botany

Plant Systematics, Plant Anatomy, Morphogenesis & Development, Physiology and Biochemistry, Genetics, Plant Breeding and Genetic Modification, Economic Botany, Plant Pathology, Ecology, and Environment

XL-S: Microbiology

Historical Perspective, Methods in Microbiology, Microbial Taxonomy and Diversity, Prokaryotic and Eukaryotic Cells: Structure and Function, Microbial Growth, Control of Micro-organisms, Microbial Metabolism, Microbial Diseases and Host-Pathogen Interaction, Chemotherapy/Antibiotics, Microbial Genetics, Microbial Ecology

XL-T: Zoology

Animal world, Evolution, Genetics, Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Cell Biology, Gene expression in Eukaryotes, Animal Anatomy and Physiology, Parasitology and Immunology, Development Biology, Ecology, Animal Behaviour

XL-U: Food Technology

Food Chemistry and Nutrition, Food Microbiology, Food Products Technology, Food Engineering

 

GATE 2020 Biomedical Engineering Syllabus

SubjectSection-Wise Syllabus
Biomedical Engineering
  • Engineering Mathematics (Calculus, Linear Algebra, Analysis of Complex Variables, Differential Equations, Numerical Methods, Probability & Statistics)
  • Electrical Circuits
  • Analog & Digital Electronics
  • Signals & Systems
  • Sensors & Bioinstrumentation
  • Measurements & Control Systems
  • Biomechanics
  • Human Anatomy & Physiology
  • Biomaterials
  • Medical Imaging Systems
  • Biomaterials
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    EXAM PATTERN & SYLLABUS

    Exam Pattern & Syllabus

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    GATE 2020 Exam Pattern

    The Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering (GATE) is a popular entrance examination conducted for postgraduate engineering admissions. The exam pattern of GATE 2020 consist of detailed information related to the online examination including, type of questions, mode of examination, marks allotted to each question, number of questions, total marks, the time duration in the entrance examination, negative marking etc. GATE examination also opens doors to attractive employment opportunities in Public Sector Undertakings i.e. PSUs. Candidates looking forward to pursuing research in various fields of engineering can also appear for GATE.

    Along with a good preparation strategy to crack the entrance exam, candidates must have a detailed understanding of the exam pattern of GATE 2020. GATE 2020 is held in online mode for 24 subjects (papers) with 3 sections namely, General Aptitude, Engineering Mathematics, Specific subject of the paper. In all the papers, there will be a total of 65 questions carrying 100 marks, out of which 10 questions carrying a total of 15 marks will be on General Aptitude (GA). The question paper of GATE includes 2 types of questions- MCQs (Multiple Choice Questions) & NAT (Numerical Answer Type) and GATE 2020 will be of 180 minutes duration.

    Highlights of GATE Exam Pattern

    In the table given below, candidates who will be appearing for the entrance examination will get an insight into the exam details of GATE 2020:

    ParticularsDetails
    Mode of ExaminationOnline
    Number of Questions65
    Total Marks100
    Type of QuestionsMCQs and NAT
    Language of Question PaperEnglish
    Number of Sections

    3

    Name of the Sections

    General Aptitude, Engineering Mathematics* and Subject Specification Section

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

    Sectional Time-LimitNo

    GATE Exam Paper with Codes

     A candidate can appear only for one paper out of the following streams:

    GATECodeGATECode
    Aerospace EngineeringAEGeology and GeophysicsGG
    Agricultural EngineeringAGInstrumentation EngineeringIN
    Architecture and PlanningARMathematicsMA
    BiotechnologyBTMechanical EngineeringME
    Civil EngineeringCEMinning EngineeringMN
    Chemical EngineeringCHMetallurgical EngineeringMT
    Computer Science and Information TechnologyCSPetroleum EngineeringPE
    ChemistryCYPhysicsPH
    Electronics and Communication Engineering ECProduction and Industrial EngineeringPI
    Electrical EngineeringEETextile Engineering and Fibre ScienceTF
    Ecology and EvolutionEVEngineering ScienceXE
    StatisticsSTLife SciencesXL

    Types of Questions in GATE

    The question paper of GATE includes 2 types of Questions- MCQs (Multiple Choice Questions) & NAT (Numerical Answer Type).

    Multiple Choice Questions (MCQ):

    • In MCQs, candidates are provided with 4 choices out of which one answer is correct. 

    • Multiple Choice Questions (MCQ) carrying 1 or 2 marks each in all the papers and sections.

    • There is a negative marking for every incorrect response i.e.

      • For 1 mark MCQ, 1/3 mark will be deducted for marking an incorrect answer.

      • For 2 mark MCQ, 2/3 mark will be deducted for marking an incorrect answer.

    Numerical Answer Type (NAT):

    • Numerical Answer Type (NAT) Questions carrying 1 or 2 marks each in all the papers and sections.

    • NAT includes questions with a value or a real number as their answer.

    • NAT questions will be mentioned with, up to which decimal places, the candidates need to make an answer.

    • The answer has to be entered using the mouse. 

    • There won’t be any choices for these questions.

    • Using the keyboard must be avoided as it will lock your answer panel.

    • There is no negative marking for a wrong answer in NAT questions.

    Detailed GATE 2020 Exam Pattern

    GATE Exam Pattern for AE, AG, BT, CE, CH, CS, EC, EE, IN, ME, MN, MT, PE, PI, TF, and XE Papers:

    • For all papers mentioned-above, Engineering Mathematics questions are compulsory and carries 15% of the total weightage .

    • The questions based on the specific subject/discipline of the exam have 70% of the total weightage (70 Marks).

    • The remaining part of GATE Question Paper includes General Aptitude questions carriers 15% of the total marks

     GATE Exam Pattern for AR, CY, EY, GG, MA, PH, ST and XL Papers:

    • The General Aptitude section carriers 15% of the total marks.

    • The remaining 85% of the total marks will be based on the subject of the paper.

    • There is no question from Engineering Mathematics in these papers.

    GATE Exam Pattern for GG Paper:

    • GA – General Aptitude section carrying 10 questions a total of 15 marks.

    • Apart from the General Aptitude (GA) section, the GG question paper consists of two parts: Part A and Part B.

    • Part A is common for all candidates.

    • Part B consists of two sections: 

      • Section 1 (Geology)  

      • Section 2 (Geo-Physics).

    • Candidates will have to attempt questions in Part A and in Part B attempt either Section 1 or Section 2.

    The distribution of the questions and marks is described below:

    • Part A consists of 25 questions (MCQs) and carry 1 mark for each question so the total 25 marks (Some questions may be numerical answer type questions)

    • Part B (Section 1 and Section 2) consists of 30 questions (MCQs Type) 2 mark for each question so the total 60 marks (Some questions may be numerical answer type questions).

    GATE Exam Pattern for XE Paper:

    XE Paper SectionsCodes
    Engineering Mathematics (Compulsory)A
    Fluid MechanicsB
    Materials ScienceC
    Solid MechanicsD
    ThermodynamicsE
    Polymer Science and EngineeringF
    Food TechnologyG
    Atmospheric and Oceanic ScienceH
    • There are the following sections which will have to be answered in GATE XE paper:

    • GA – General Aptitude section carrying 10 questions a total of 15 marks.

    • Section A – Engineering Mathematics (Compulsory)

    • Any two of XE section from B to H (as given in the paper code table). 

    • Candidates can select two sections from B to H during the examination after viewing the questions. Only two optional sections can be answered at a time.

    • Apart from the General Aptitude section, XE paper contains total of 33 questions of total 50 marks.

    The distribution of the questions and marks is described below:

    • Section A Engineering Mathematics :

      • This section contains 11 questions carrying a total of 15 marks in which

      • 7 questions carrying 1 mark each (sub-total 7 marks) 

      • 4 questions carrying 2 marks each (sub-total 8 marks).

      • Some questions may be of numerical answer type.

    • Any two of XE section from B to H:

      • XE paper from section B to H contains 22 questions carrying a total of 35 marks.

      • 9 questions carrying 1 mark each (sub-total 9 marks) 

      • 13 questions carrying 2 marks each (sub-total 26 marks).

      • Some questions may be of numerical answer type.

    GATE Exam Pattern for XL Paper:

    XL Paper SectionsCodes
    Chemistry (Compulsory)P
    Any 2 optional sections
    BiochemistryQ
    BotanyR
    MicrobiologyS
    ZoologyT
    Food TechnologyU
    • There are the following sections which will have to be answered in GATE XL paper:

    • GA – General Aptitude section carrying 10 questions a total of 15 marks.s.

    • Section P– Chemistry (Compulsory)

    • Any two of XL Sections Q to U (as given in the paper code table).

    • Candidates can select two sections from B to H during the examination after viewing the questions. Only two optional sections can be answered at a time.

    • Apart from the General Aptitude section, XL paper contains total 35 questions of total 55 marks.

    • The distribution of the questions and marks is described below:

    • Section P Chemistry: 

      • This section contains 15 questions carrying a total of 25 marks in which

      • 5 questions carrying 1 mark each (sub-total 5 marks)

      • 10 questions carrying 2 marks each (sub-total 20 marks).

      • Some questions may be of numerical answer type.

    • Any two of XL Sections Q to U:

      • XL paper from section Q to U contains 20 questions carrying a total of 30 marks in which 

      • 10 questions carrying 1 mark each (sub-total 10 marks)

      • 10 questions carrying 2 marks each (sub-total 20 marks).

      • Some questions may be of numerical answer type.

    GATE 2020 Marking Scheme

    Candidates must take a look at the below-marking scheme of GATE 2020. The paper covers a total of 65 questions of 100 marks for each of the 24 subjects.

    Each of the GATE paper is divided into subsections and based on it the marking scheme of GATE is defined.

    For Engineering Mathematics:

    • This will have 5 questions of 2 marks each and 5 questions of 1 marks each. The remaining 70% weightage of total marks is acquired by the subject of the paper.

    • Engineering Mathematics will cover approximately 15% weightage out of 100 marks for the paper bearing codes AE, AG, BT, CE, CH, CS, EC, EE, IN, ME, MN, MT, PE, PI, TF and XE.]

    For General Aptitude:

    • This will have 5 questions of 2 marks each and 5 questions of 1 marks each

    • For the paper codes – AR, CY, EY, GG, MA, PH and XL, the General Aptitude will cover 15% out of 100 marks, and other 85% of the total question paper will be covered by the subject of the paper.

    For Subject Knowledge:

    This will have 25 questions of 2 marks each and 20 questions of 1 marks each.

    GATE Exam Pattern 2020- Negative Marking

    • In NAT questions, there is no provision of negative marking in the examination.

    • MCQs carrying 1 marks each, for them 1/3 marks will be deducted as a penalty of marking the incorrect response.

    • MCQs carrying 2 marks, for them 2/3 marks will be deducted for marking the incorrect response.

    GATE 2019 Marking Scheme – Important Points

    The question paper GATE having codes AR, CY, EY, GG, MA, PH, ST and XL will comprIse of the compulsory section of General Aptitude (15% of the total marks) and the remaining 85% will be for the selected subject.

    The question paper GATE having codes AE, AG, BT, CE, CH, CS, EC, EE, IN ME, MN, MT, PE, PI, TF and XE will comprIse of the compulsory section of Engineering mathematics (15% of total marks) and General Aptitude (15% of total marks). However, the rest of the question paper (70%) will be based on the subject selected by the candidate.

    Paper Code

    Subject Marks

    Total Marks

    General Aptitude Marks

    Negative Marking

    CS, CY, EC, EE, CE, CH, AR, AE, AG, EY, BT, GG, IN, ME, MA, PH, PI, TF, MN, MT, PE, ST

    85

    100

    15

    1/3rd Mark will be deducted for 1 mark question.

     

    XE (Section A +

    any two sections)

    15+2*35

    100

    15

    2/3rd Mark will be deducted for 2 mark question.

    XL (Section P +

    any two sections)

    25+2*30

    100

    15

     

    How to Answer Questions in GATE 2020

    Since GATE is an online entrance examination. Therefore, all the questions will have to be answered in online mode. Candidates will be required to answer the questions as per the question palette which will be displayed showing the status of each question. The table below includes all the details regarding the question palette of GATE 2020.

    You have answered the question

    You have not answered the question, but have marked the question for review

    You have not answered the question

    You have answered the question, but marked it for review

    You have not visited the question yet

     

     

    HOW TO PREPARE

    HOW TO PREPARE

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    How to Prepare for GATE 2020

    How to Prepare for GATE 2020? This is probably your current state of mind if you are taking the popular GATE 2020. Every year, lakhs of engineering aspirants go that extra mile to crack the tough Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering (GATE). It is a popular entrance exam and a great opportunity for students to pursue post-graduate courses in some of the top engineering colleges. It is also a gateway for students to land lucrative PSU jobs. Every year, lakhs of engineering aspirants compete for GATE exam, therefore, it becomes very important for candidates to start their preparation early to stay ahead in the race. 

    Since GATE is a highly competitive entrance exam, students need proper guidance for its preparation. We have some of the best GATE 2020 preparation tips that you can use to qualify GATE in your first attempt.

    5 Easy Steps to Crack GATE in Your First Attempt

    Yes, it is indeed possible to crack GATE 2020 entrance exam in 5 easy steps which have been provided below for the GATE 2020 aspirants in a simplified form:

    Step 1: Make a Study Schedule to Track Your GATE Preparation

    After going through the GATE syllabus, making a proper study plan is a good idea to begin your GATE preparation. A good study schedule:

    • Enables you to keep a consistent track of daily, weekly and monthly activities.

    • Helps you monitor your progress.

    • Keeps you focused and well organized.

    • Gives you a sense of direction to achieve your set goals and targets.

    Step 2: Find Your Strengths and Weakness to Boost GATE Preparation

    After making a GATE study plan, the second step is crucial for GATE preparation in order to understand your strengths and weaknesses. Being good in one subject might not necessarily mean that you may be good in other subjects too. In such a scenario, you must focus on how you can maximise the probability of increasing your GATE score. Building on your strengths and sailing through the weaknesses can be the best GATE exam strategy you can follow.

    Step 3: Use Top-notch Preparation Books & Study Material for GATE Preparation

    It is essential to do extensive research and select the right study material before you even begin your GATE preparation. You can either choose to prepare from the undergraduate course books, online video lectures, course material or coaching notes. GATE preparation books and GATE study material are easily available in the market but you must know what to pick to prepare well for the exam.

    Step 4: Clarify Your Doubts and Don’t Forget to Revise

    While preparing for GATE, it is obvious to have doubts. So, make it a point to get all your doubts cleared well before the exam. Ask experts, teachers and also discuss with your friends so that you don’t have to wait until the day of the exam.

    Also, make it a habit to regularly revise whatever you are studying, be it a small topic or an entire chapter. Regular revision:

    • Makes you more confident about your preparation.

    • Ensures that you do not forget anything under exam pressure.

    Step 5: Keep Exam Stress At Bay

    One thing that can truly make or break your exam performance is the level of your anxiety. Getting nervous in the run-up to the exam may prove to be one of the major obstacles in your GATE preparation. By creating a proper study plan, identifying your strengths and weaknesses, using relevant and standard books, and getting your doubts cleared can surely help you beat exam stress.

    Common Doubts Related to GATE

    Before starting exam preparation for GATE, the aspirants must clear their doubts pertaining to the exam. Many students think that GATE is tough to crack. However, the success of a student in GATE exam depends upon his/her preparation strategy, and the quality time he/she has spent on the exam preparation. In order to help the GATE aspirants with the exam preparation, we have come up with a flexible, sensible, and planned preparation strategy for GATE 2019.

    Let’s first discuss the common doubts that GATE aspirants have:

    Can We Crack GATE in First Attempt?

    Yes. It is easy to crack GATE in the first attempt with the right direction and approach. Over the years, many students have cracked GATE in the first attempt. In fact, many students secured top ranks in the first attempt of GATE exam. On the other hand, many final-year engineering students have also cracked GATE in the first attempt. Therefore, do not panic about the exam, and go ahead with the preparation. Utmost dedication and concentration are significant to achieve success in GATE.

    Is it Possible for an Average Student to Crack GATE?

    Yes. Every exam is different, and it is not advisable to estimate your capabilities based on previous experiences. Over the years, there have been a number of students who’ve secured AIR 50 – 100 ranks in GATE, and these students were just average learners at the graduate level. Therefore, do not underestimate your capabilities, and go ahead with the exam preparation. In order to improve your concentration level, practising yoga/meditation is recommended.

    Is it Easy for Toppers to Crack GATE?

    Every person has his/her own set of abilities and intelligence, and it is not advisable to compare yourself with others. You have your own capabilities depending on your calibre. How much you’ve learnt or studied does not matter with regard to GATE preparation. It depends on the quality time you’ve spent on the exam preparation. The success of a person in GATE depends on the quality time he/she has spent on the exam preparation and revision.

    Self-Preparation vs Coaching – Which is Better?

    You can crack the GATE exam without coaching. There is no compulsion to join a coaching institute. However, there is a lot of difference between self-preparation and preparation though coaching.

    If you are relying on self-study, you need to maintain utmost dedication. Time management also plays an important role here. You must refer to the study material, understand the concepts, learn new topics, revise the topics already prepared, and practice mock tests. You need to manage all these tasks through a systematic preparation strategy.

    At the coaching institutes, the preparation for GATE is completely different. The subject experts will explain the concepts/topics, they will conduct mock tests, analyse your strong and weak areas, etc. If you feel you need coaching for GATE, in case you’re not able to do self-preparation, go for a GATE coaching institute.

    How to Prepare for GATE 2020 in 4 Months

    Though GATE is considered to be one of the toughest entrances in the country, rigorous practice and hard work can enable the aspirants to prepare for it in 4 months. The candidates wanting to ace GATE 2020 can be classified into three major categories:

    • Candidates who have almost covered half of the GATE syllabus.

    • Candidates who have just started to prepare for the entrance.

    • Candidates who have not started with the preparation at all.

    We have provided the tips and tricks which can be adopted by the candidates belonging to different categories in order to effectively prepare for GATE in 4 months.

    For Candidates who have almost covered half of the GATE Syllabus

    • Candidates should prepare a time table which will give them a scope to revise the pre learnt topics as well as cover the leftover syllabus.

    • It is advisable for the candidates to cover all the topics present in the syllabus of the entrance.

    • As there is a lot of time left, also solve at least 15 previous years question papers. This will help them to know about the structure of questions asked in the entrance. Experts consider it to be one of the most unique ways to revise.

    • Candidates should try to be aware of the type of questions that can be asked from the various topics in the syllabus of GATE.

    • They can also start to appear for test series. Once the candidates are done with the completion of most of the syllabus, they are advised to appear for mock tests.

    For Candidates who have just started to prepare for the GATE Entrance

    • Candidates should gauge the important topics in the syllabus based on the weightage of marks. 

    • They should cover maximum important portions within the less span of time.

    • Candidates should at least aim to cover 60% of the GATE 2020 syllabus.

    • Candidates should appear for at least 5 mock tests before the final examination.

    How to Prepare for GATE 2020 in 4 Months

    Though GATE is considered to be one of the toughest entrances in the country, rigorous practice and hard work can enable the aspirants to prepare for it in 4 months. The candidates wanting to ace GATE 2020 can be classified into three major categories:

    • Candidates who have almost covered half of the GATE syllabus.

    • Candidates who have just started to prepare for the entrance.

    • Candidates who have not started with the preparation at all.

    We have provided the tips and tricks which can be adopted by the candidates belonging to different categories in order to effectively prepare for GATE in 4 months.

    For Candidates who have almost covered half of the GATE Syllabus

    • Candidates should prepare a time table which will give them a scope to revise the pre learnt topics as well as cover the leftover syllabus.

    • It is advisable for the candidates to cover all the topics present in the syllabus of the entrance.

    • As there is a lot of time left, also solve at least 15 previous years question papers. This will help them to know about the structure of questions asked in the entrance. Experts consider it to be one of the most unique ways to revise.

    • Candidates should try to be aware of the type of questions that can be asked from the various topics in the syllabus of GATE.

    • They can also start to appear for test series. Once the candidates are done with the completion of most of the syllabus, they are advised to appear for mock tests.

    For Candidates who have just started to prepare for the GATE Entrance

    • Candidates should gauge the important topics in the syllabus based on the weightage of marks. 

    • They should cover maximum important portions within the less span of time.

    • Candidates should at least aim to cover 60% of the GATE 2020 syllabus.

    • Candidates should appear for at least 5 mock tests before the final examination.

    For Candidates who have not started with the preparation at all

    • Candidates should first be aware of the exam pattern and syllabus for GATE.

    • As the time left for preparation is very less, candidates are advised to chalk out a preparation flow and stick by it.

    • It is to be noted that the time table should justify the syllabus of the entrance. Candidates should focus on the important areas of the syllabus on the basis of weightage.

    • They are advised to go through previous year question papers of GATE in order to know about the types of questions asked. 

    Monthly Plan for GATE 2020 Preparation

    Whether you’re relying on self-preparation or a GATE coaching institute, a planned preparation strategy is essential to achieve success in GATE 2020. A systematic preparation strategy for GATE 2020 has been mentioned below in an elaborate format.

    Refer to GATE Syllabus & Exam Pattern First: Before starting GATE exam preparation, it is advisable to go through the GATE syllabus and GATE exam pattern. GATE is conducted in 24 engineering disciplines. Refer to the relevant discipline syllabus, i.e., the subject you’ve opted for in GATE exam. When you refer to the syllabus, you will find topics and sub-topics.

    The big problem arises when you start dividing the syllabus into topics and sub-topics. The official GATE syllabus available on the official website of GATE only mentions broad topics that include numerous sub-topics. For example, “Stress and Strain” is one of the topics in Engineering Mechanics subject of GATE. The topic includes many concepts, and the same cannot be found in the official syllabus of GATE. Therefore, you need to refer to all the concepts associated with a particular topic.

    First-time aspirants of GATE may find it hard to analyze the syllabus of GATE. Therefore, it advisable to refer to the previous year question papers of GATE so that you get an idea of topics and concepts that should be covered in your exam preparation.

    GATE Study Material and Reference Books: Study materials and reference books for GATE exam play a dominant role in your exam preparation. It is advisable to read standard GATE preparation or reference books. It will take almost one or two months to understand one standard book for one subject. In order to master the core subjects, you must read at least two books. In all, covering GATE syllabus for a particular engineering branch takes at least 3 to 4 months. Therefore, it is advisable to start your exam preparation in advance.

    Caution: Standard reference books of GATE contain numerous concepts and topics, and some of them are irrelevant as per prescribed GATE syllabus. Therefore, be careful while analysing the syllabus of GATE so that your time is not wasted.

    Apart from the above, you can refer to the study materials available on the internet that will help you with GATE exam preparation. You can also download and refer GATE model or previous year papers to have some awareness of GATE syllabus.

    Prepare a Timetable for GATE Preparation: In order to achieve a better score in GATE, you need to have a perfect timetable for exam preparation. You can prepare the timetable for GATE exam preparation by considering the following factors:

    • After checking the GATE syllabus, you will get clarity on the subjects or topics you are strong and weak.

    • Secondly, a list of the topics that you need to learn.

    • Thirdly, estimate how much is required to prepare each topic/ subject. It depends on the vastness of the concept or subject.

    • Finally, you need to choose the number of hours you can dedicate for GATE exam preparation/ number of days in a month for GATE exam preparation. Depending on that, you can prepare a monthly plan for GATE preparation.

    In order to help the students, we have come up with a monthly plan for GATE exam preparation. For most GATE papers, there will be different topics/ concepts, and the candidates must allocate equal time to each topic.

    DaySubjectPreparation Strategy
    Day 1 to 5Subject - 1Learn all the concepts and solve relevant problems from Chapter 1 to 5
    Day 6 Subject - 1Revise the learnt topics from Chapter – 1 to 5. Practice mock tests and analyse your answers.
    Day 7 to 11Subject - 1Learn all the concepts and solve relevant problems from Chapter 6 to 10
    Day 12 & 13Subject -1Revise all the learnt topics from Chapter 1 to 10. Practice mock tests and analyse your answers.
    Day 14Subject - 1Solve previous year GATE question papers associated with Subject – 1.
    Day 15Subject - 1Rest Day
    Day 16 to 20Subject-2Learn all the concepts and solve relevant problems from Chapter 1 to 5
    Day 21Subject - 2Revise the learnt topics from Chapter – 1 to 5. Practice mock tests and analyse your answers
    Day 22 to 26Subject-2Learn all the concepts and solve relevant problems from Chapter 6 to 10
    Day 27 & 28Subject -2Revise all the learnt topics from Chapter 1 to 10. Practice mock tests and analyse your answers.
    Day 29Subject - 2Solve previous year GATE question papers associated with Subject – 2.
    Day 30Subject -2Solve previous year GATE question papers associated with Subject – 2.

    You must stick with the timetable to achieve a better score in GATE. Morning hours are always best to learn new concepts. You can allocate time for GATE preparation as per your other commitments. Experts suggest that a student must spend at least six hours per day for GATE preparation. If you are pursuing a final-year B.Tech course, it may not be possible to allocate six hours a day. Therefore, try to allocate at least 3 hours for GATE exam preparation.

    The above timetable is just for reference purpose, and it is not mandatory to follow the same timetable for exam preparation. You can frame or tune the timetable as per your feasibility. Make sure that the last month of GATE exam preparation should be completely allocated to the revision of syllabus.

    Notes Making: Notes making is one of the important tasks in GATE exam preparation. When you learn a topic, it is advisable to note down the important points for future reference. While noting down important points, make sure that you do not copy the exact sentence from the reference material. Understand the point and note it down in your own words for effective preparation. During the last month of GATE exam preparation, it will help you with revision of syllabus.

    Focus on Engineering Mathematics and General Aptitude: Engineering Mathematics and General Aptitude are common across most engineering branches of GATE exam. Apart from the core subject, the students must give importance to Engineering Mathematics and General Aptitude. These two sections constitute 30 marks of the GATE question paper. Covering the syllabus of these two subjects is easy, as these involve only basic concepts. If you are good at basics, you can achieve 25+ marks in these two sections. Some of the best GATE preparation books are available in the market for engineering mathematics and general aptitude.

    Consolidate Your Concepts and Calculations: While learning a concept, it is advisable to understand and strengthen your conceptual knowledge. At the same, improve your calculation skills. A virtual calculator is a mandatory feature in GATE examination, and you need to master the usage of this calculator to improve accuracy in solving calculations.

    Doubt Clearance: You may get several doubts related to a subject during the GATE exam preparation. You can consult your professors or lectures and clarify the doubts, and it is the best way to clear all your doubts pertaining to a subject. You can also discuss with your friends, search on the internet, refer to books etc. Note down all your doubts related to a subject, and try to clarify one by one.

    Self-Evaluation: It is always advisable to evaluate yourself. Practice enough number of mock tests and evaluate your performance. After practising a GATE mock test, you can figure out your strong and weak areas. Focus on weak areas and improve. Take another mock test and analyse your performance. The task must continue until the last month of exam preparation. Self-evaluation is one of the key ways to achieve success.

    Do Not Lose Confidence and Hope: Never lose self-confidence and hope if you secure fewer marks in the GATE practice test. Analyse your weak areas, learn the concepts, and try again. Do not give up/ feel that you could not crack GATE. You should always try to motivate yourself. Be positive.

    We hope that the above GATE preparation tips were helpful to you. Stay tuned to CollegeDekho for the latest updates on GATE 2019. If you have any doubts regarding GATE, shoot them in the Q&A section of CollegeDekho.

    GATE 2020 Exam Guidelines

    Along with the test preparation, it is also important for the candidates to be completely aware of all GATE 2020 exam guidelines beforehand. Some of the rules and regulations of GATE 2020 are mentioned below:

    • Candidates who fail to reach the venue as per the schedule, will not be allowed to enter the exam hall after the commencement of the exam. Those who are inside the exam hall will only be allowed to leave once the examination is over.
    • Every candidate is expected to maintain decorum in and outside the examination hall. In case of violation of any of the rules & regulations, the Institute reserves the right to disqualify the candidate without any refund of fee.
    • To avoid any misconduct during GATE 2020 Exam, random checking via Biometric information like photograph and fingerprints may be taken from the candidates.
    • No request for any change in the GATE examination centre shall be entertained by the conducting authority.
    • In the examination hall, invigilators will provide scribble pads to the candidates for the rough work. Before using it, candidates must not forget to mention their names and registration numbers on the pad. And at the end of the examination, candidates are required to return the scribble pad to the invigilator.
    • Any misbehaviour with the invigilator or a staff member of the Institute will not be tolerated and may lead to cancellation of admission.
    • Candidates appearing for GATE 2020 need to download and take a printout of admit card available online from the official website and must carry it to the examination centre. Any candidate who does not possess the valid Admit card along with the original photo-identity proof shall not be allowed to enter the exam hall in any case.
    • Phones, Calculators, IT gadgets and any other communication device such as Bluetooth, etc. are strictly prohibited inside the premises where the examination is being conducted. Candidates, if found in possession of these items in the exam hall (even if not using), will not be allowed to take the exam.
    • During the conduct of the exam, candidates should not fiddle with the computer and other hardware devices provided in the examination hall. The candidate found guilty may lead to the cancellation of his/her candidature.
    • Candidates must not get involved in any kind of malpractice as it could lead to serious action by the test-taking authority. During the conduct of the exam, candidates should not have any notes or other kinds of written/printed matter with them.
    • Using any form of communication inside the examination hall is strictly prohibited for candidates.
    • No responsibility will be accepted by the Institute or GATE officials for any loss or damage to the personal articles of the candidates.
    • Smoking and drinking in the exam hall are strictly prohibited.
    • If a student is found to have lost or misplaced his/her ID card or fee receipt, he/she will not be issued duplicate ID card or fee receipt.
    • Any candidate found violating the code of conduct may have his/her candidature cancelled. Answer scripts for such candidates may not be considered for evaluation, even if he/she is permitted to finish the exam.

    FAQs

    1. Will there be any provision for keeping my bag or things like mobile at the exam center?

    No, the GATE authorities will not be making any such arrangements. Candidates will be carrying these things at their own risk.

    2. Am I allowed to leave the examination hall during the test?

    No. Candidates will not be allowed to leave the examination hall for any reason during the test. Candidates are allowed to leave the computer laboratory where the exam will be conducted only after the closure of the test at the scheduled time of examination in a session.

    3. What items are permitted inside the examination venue?

    Only admit card, identification card and a pen shall be permitted to be taken by the candidate to be taken into the examination hall. A simple wrist watch without any calculation device is permissible.

    PARTICIPATING COLLEGE

    PARTICIPATING COLLEGE

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    GATE 2020 Participating Colleges

    The list of GATE 2020 Participating Colleges is available here for all those who are going to take the entrance examination. The final and updated list of participating colleges for GATE 2020 will be released by IIT Delhi, which is the conducting body for the exam. In order to become eligible for admission in any of the participating colleges of GATE 2020, candidates will be required to qualify the GATE 2020 examination, score the required cut-off marks of the institute/ college where they have applied and met their eligibility criteria as well. 

    After the announcement of the GATE 2020 Reult and GATE 2020 Cut-off list, a separate counselling is conducted for GATE participating colleges. However, for admission in NITs and some IIITs, a centralised counselling is held– CCMT (Centralised Counselling for M.Tech/M.Plan). The GATE score is also used by some PSUs to recruit candidates for various posts. Admission in the participating institutions is based on these above-mentioned parameters.

    How to Provide College Choices During Form Filling

    The steps mentioned below will assist the candidates in their pursuit to provide college choices during form filling:

    • Visit the official website of GATE i.e. gate.iitm.ac.in

    • After logging onto the official website, candidates can select the desired colleges and courses.

    • The next step is to check the cut-offs of the desired participating colleges.

    • Candidates can also select more than one college/institute as per their preference in the application form.

    • Candidates must lock their selected choices by clicking on the ‘Submit’ tab. Also, they must cross-check the form twice before clicking on the ‘Submit’ button.

    Important Points to Remember

    Below are some important points that candidates should know about the participating colleges/institutes of GATE 2020.

    • Before selecting the participating institutes/colleges, candidates must check the previous year cut-off of the college where they wish to apply.

    • After the announcement of GATE result, the participating institute release its own cut-off.

    • While selecting a college, candidates must do a little bit of research about the college such as its cut-off, eligibility criteria, year of establishment and number of batches passed.

    • The selection of candidates for admission in the shortlisted college/institute will be solely based on the marks obtained by the candidates.

    GATE Participating Institutes

    National Institute of Technology, AgartalaNational Institute of Technology, Warangal
    Motilal Nehru National Institute of Technology, AllahabadNational Institute of Technology, Delhi
    Maulana Azad National Institute of Technology, Bhopal ABV-Indian Institute of Information Technology and Management,. Gwalior
    National Institute of Technology, CalicutPDPM Indian Institute of Information Technology Design and Manufacturing, Jabalpur
    National Institute of Technology, DurgapurSant Longowal Institute of Engineering & Technology, Longowal
    National Institute of Technology, HamirpurNational Institute of Foundry and Forge Technology, Ranchied.
    Malaviya National Institute of Technology, JaipurNational Institute of Technology, Arunachal Pradesh
    Dr. B R Ambedkar National Institute of Technology, JalandharIndian Institute of Information Technology, Allahabad
    National Institute of Technology, JamshedpurCentral University of Rajasthan
    National Institute of Technology, KurukshetraNational Institute of Technology, Goa
    Visvesvaraya National Institute of Technology, NagpurNational Institute of Technology, Meghalaya>
    National Institute of Technology, PatnaNational Institute of Technology, Nagaland
    National Institute of Technology, RaipurNational Institute of Technology, Puducherry
    National Institute of Technology, RourkelaSchool of Planning and Architecture, Vijayawada
    National Institute of Technology, SilcharNational Institute of Technology, Manipur
    National Institute of Technology, SrinagarNational Institute of Technology, Sikkim
    S V National Institute of Technology, SuratIndian Institute of Information Technology, Srirangam
    National Institute of Technology Karnataka Institute of Technology, GuruGhasidas, Vishwadidyalaya
    National Institute of Technology,TiruchirappalliIndian Institute of Engineering Science and Technology, Shibpur

    CCMT Participating Institutes

    Dr. B R Ambedkar National Institute of Technology, Jalandhar – (JL)

    National Institute of Technology Manipur – (MN)

    Malaviya National Institute of Technology, Jaipur – (JP)

    National Institute of Technology, Rourkela – (RL)

    Maulana Azad National Institute of Technology, Bhopal – (BH)

    National Institute of Technology, Silchar – (SL)

    Motilal Nehru National Institute of Technology, Allahabad – (AL)

    National Institute of Technology, Srinagar – (SG)

    National Institute of Technology, Agartala – (AG)

    National Institute of Technology Tiruchirapalli – (TY)

    National Institute of Technology, Calicut – (CL)

    National Institute of Technology, Warangal- (WL)

    National Institute of Technology, Delhi – (DL)

    S V National Institute of Technology, Surat – (ST)

    National Institute of Technology, Durgapur – (DG)

    Visvesvaraya National Institute of Technology, Nagpur- (NG)

    National Institute of Technology Goa – (GO)

    National Institute of Technology, Uttarakhand – (UK)

    National Institute of Technology, Hamirpur – (HM)

    National Institute of Technolgy, Mizoram – (MZ)

    National Institute of Technology Karnataka- Surathkal – (SR)

    ABV-Indian Institute of Information Technology and Management Gwalior – (GW)

    National Institute of Technolgy Meghalaya- (MG)

    Indian Institute of Information Technology Allahabad – (AH)

    IIITDM, Kancheepuram

    National Institute of Technology Nagaland – (NL)

    PDPM Indian Institute of Information Technology Design and Manufacturing, Jabalpur -(JB)

    National Institute of Technology, Patna – (PT)

    Institute of Technology, Guru Ghasidas Vishwavidyalaya, Bilaspur, Chhattisgarh – (GG)

    National Institute of Technology Puducherry – (PU)

    National Institute of Foundry and Forge Technology, Ranchi – (NI)

    National Institute of Technology, Raipur – (RR)

    Sant Longowal Institute of Engineering & Technology, Longowal – (LG)

    National Institute of Technology Sikkim – (SK)

    School of Planning and Architecture Vijayawada-(VW)

    National Institute of Technology, Arunachal Pradesh – (AR)

    Indian Institute of Engineering Science and Technology Shibpur, Howrah – (SP)

    National Institute of Technology, Jamshedpur- (JM)

    Central University of Rajasthan- (CR)

    National Institute of Technology, Kurukshetra- (KR)

    PEC, Chandigarh

    CUTOFF & RESULTS

    CUTOFF & RESULTS

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    GATE 2020 Result

    IIT Delhi will announce the GATE result 2020 in the month of March at GOAPS website. The result of GATE 2020 will be released for all 24 papers. Candidates who have appeared for GATE 2020 can download their GATE 2020 scorecard from mid-March 2020 by logging into GATE Online Application Process System (GOAPS). In order to access GATE 2020 result or scorecard, candidates will have to enter their login credentials – GATE 2020 Registration ID, Enrolment Number, and Date of Birth.

    What’s New: GATE 2020 Result to be Declared on the 16th of March 2020!

    Conducted on a national-level, GATE is for those who are willing to take admission in M.Tech./M.E./Ph.D programmes offered at the IITs, IISc and other institutes of higher education in India. Candidates must note that the 2020 GATE scorecard features the total marks scored by them in the entrance exam. Additionally, GATE scorecard for 2020 will be issued only to those candidates who qualify for the exam.

    Now that the GATE 2020 results are out, candidates can download their GATE 2020 scorecard through GOAPS official portal i.e gate.iitm.ac.in/index. It can be downloaded between March 2020 and May 2020 by those who qualify GATE 2020 Cut-off.

    Note: GATE 2020 scores will be used as one of the criteria for recruitment of students for various profiles in Government Organisations like Cabinet Secretariat, and National/State Public Sector Undertakings in India.

    GATE Result 2020 - Important Dates

    The GATE 2020 result important dates are given in the table below: 

     

    Events

    Dates

    GATE 2020 Exam Date

    1st February 20202nd February 20208th February 20209th February 2020

    Announcement of GATE 2020 result                                         

    16th March 2020

    Availability of GATE 2020 Scorecard for Download20 March 2020 till 31 May 2020

    NOTE:  If the candidates want to access their GATE 2020 scorecard after 31st May 2020, then they will be required to pay an amount of INR 500/-. The candidates can download the GATE 2020 scorecard with late fee till 31st December 2020.  

    How to View GATE Result 2020

    GATE 2020 result can be downloaded by following the steps given below:

    • Visit the GATE Online Application Process System (GOAPS) website.

    • Click on the link’ Download GATE 2019 Result’.

    • Enter your login credentials such as GATE Enrolment Number/Email Address and Password to log in

    • GATE 2020 result will be displayed on the screen.

    • Download and take a print out of the GATE scorecard for further rounds.

    Details Mentioned on GATE 2020 Result

    The following details will be mentioned in the GATE 2020 result which also goes by the name GATE 2020 scorecard:

    • Candidate’s Name

    • Candidate’s Roll Number

    • GATE 2020 Examination and Paper Code

    • Marks out of 100

    • Qualifying Marks for corresponding GATE Paper

    • Qualified Candidates will also have AIR on GATE Result

    GATE Scorecard 2020

    After the result of GATE 2020 is declared, the scorecard of GATE 2020 will be available for the candidates. Candidates can download the scorecard of GATE 2020 in the last week of March 2020. The scorecards will be released only to candidates who have scored equal to or more than the minimum qualifying cutoff to qualify GATE.

    GATE 2020 scorecard is one of an important document that provides the qualification status of candidates. All the candidates who have appeared for the entrance exam will have to log in through GOAPS (GATE Online Application Processing System) in order to access the scorecard of Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering (GATE). After downloading the scorecard of GATE 2020, candidates are advised to preserve the GATE scorecard for future reference. 

    Calculation and Normalization of GATE Score

    GATE scores are normalized to take into consideration various variations in the multiple papers as conducted. These variations could be related to various factors and especially the difficulty level of the examination.

    GATE score normalization is based on the assumption that in a multi-session exam, the abilities of the candidates are equally distributed equally all the sessions. The examination authority ensures that the number of candidates in each session is of the same order of magnitude.  

    Note: This assumption is justified since the number of candidates appearing in multi-session papers in GATE 2020 is large and the procedure for allocation of the session to candidates is random.

    The normalization scores of the candidates will be calculated using the given formulae:

    Where;

    Mij is the marks scored by the candidates by the candidate “j” in the session “i”

    Mgt is the average marks secured by the top 0.1% of the candidates in all the sessions

    Mgq is the sum of standard deviation marks and mean marks scored by the candidates in the paper all sections considered

    Mti is the average marks scored by 0.1% of the candidates in the session “i”

    Miq is the sum of standard deviation marks and mean marks in the session “i”

    How will be the GATE 2020 Scores for all the Papers be Calculated?

    GATE 2020 papers which will be conducted only in a single session, the GATE 2020 scores will be calculated using the marks actually obtained by the candidates. For multi-session papers, the raw marks obtained by the candidates will be processed through the normalization method and the score obtained after that, the same will be used to prepare GATE 2020 scorecard. 

    The given formulae will be employed to calculate the GATE 2020 score:

    Where;

    M is the marks the candidate has secured (Single Session papers marks and Multi-Session papers normalized marks)

    Mq is general category candidate qualifying mark in the paper

    Mt Top 10 or top 0.1% candidates’ mean of marks who appeared in the exam (all sessions included in case of multi-session papers)

    Sq is the score assigned to Mq, i.e 350

    St is the score assigned to Mt, i.e 900

    Post Result Declaration of GATE 2020

    • Once the result of GATE 2020 has been released, the seats in M.Tech/ M.Arch/M.E/M.Plan courses will be filled in various IITs, NITs and CFTIs for the admission.

    • Apart from this, the Public Sector Undertaking (PSUs) also accepts the score of GATE in order to recruit the candidates qualifying the entrance examination.

    • Candidates must note that after result declaration of GATE 2020, the scorecard of GATE will be available within a certain period of time. Additionally, the GATE score card is valid for a period of three years.

    • All the candidates who will qualify the entrance examination will be required to participate in the GATE 2020 counselling process which consist of registration, choice filling and locking, allotment of seat and reporting at the institute.

    • In order to take admissions, the candidates will have to apply for COAP or CCMT as per their choice of institutes. However, the candidate will also be required to apply individually at the respective institutes too.

    FAQs on GATE 2020 Result

    1. For how many years GATE scorecard is valid?

    GATE scorecard is valid for 3 years.

    2. Can I use my GATE scorecard for PSUs recruitment? If yes, then until what year?

    Yes, you can use your GATE scorecard against PSUs recruitment. Almost all PSUs accept GATE scorecard of the current year recruitment.

    PAPER ANALYSIS

    PAPER ANALYSIS

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    GATE 2019 Exam Analysis

    The GATE 2019 exam analysis for 2nd and 3rd February is available here. On both the days, the examination was conducted in two slots – morning shift was conducted from 9:30 to 12:30 PM whereas evening shift was conducted from 2:30 to 05:30 PM. On the very first day of the exam, papers of ME, MN, XE, XL, TF, and CY were concluded. On 3rd February, papers of CS, CH, AE, AG, AR, BT, EY, GG, IN, MA, MT, PE, PH, PI, and ST were held.

    IIT Madras conducted the GATE 2019 exam in online mode on February 2, 3, 9 and 10 across 200 test centres in India and abroad. Thousands of engineering students take GATE every year for M.Tech admissions in institutes like IITs, NITs, IIITs and other GFTIs, and jobs in PSUs.

    The Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering (GATE) is an all-India engineering entrance exam conducted for admission to M.Tech or postgraduate level in Engineering/ Technology/ Architecture or in Science. Available in the following sections are the detailed subject-wise GATE 2019 exam analysis as per the inputs received from the students who appeared in the GATE 2019 entrance examination. The exam analysis for GATE 2019 will also include the number of good attempts that will be enough to clear the exam. 

    GATE 2019 Exam Analysis for Mechanical Engineering (Morning Slot)

    The overall difficulty level of GATE Mechanical paper was ‘Easy to Moderate’ in the morning slot. Like the previous year, the NAT (Numerical Answer Type) section had a good number of questions. There were about 26 questions (10 questions with a weightage of 1 mark each and 16 questions with a weightage of 2 marks each). The questions were a bit time-consuming and tested candidates’ understanding of concepts. Manufacturing and Thermodynamics were the subjects which had a high weightage and were application-based questions. Fluid Mechanics, on the other hand, was comparatively easier with less weightage than expected. The general aptitude section was easy but the technical section was a bit tough and it had a few tricky questions. The math section had 8 questions and there were 47 questions from the mechanical engineering branch.

    On the basis of the morning section, the expected cut-off is in the range of 31-33. Given below is the GATE 2019 Mechanical Engineering Slot 1 with subject-wise marks and the total number of questions

    TopicsSubjectsTotal Number of QuestionsTotal Number of Marks
    ntegration, Limits, Eigenvalues, Trapezoidal methodEngineering Mathematics812
    English, Reasoning General Aptitude1015
    Non-Conventional Defects of Casting, Orthogonal turning, Slab milling, the Clearance fitManufacturing814
    Kinematics, Viscocity between layers, Total accelerationFluid Mechanics34
    Thermal Stress, Stress and Strain, Twisting momentStrength of Materials610
    Vibrations, Cam follower, gyroscope, angular velocityTheory of Machines and Vibrations69
    Weightage moving average, forecast, AssignmentIndustrial Engineering46
    Entropy, Ideal gas VCRs, Brayton cycle, Rankine with regenerationThermodynamics and Applications711
    Convection (Nusselt no.), Conduction with heat generationHeat Transfer46
    Position Vector, Friction Force, Truss, FBDEngineering Mechanics46
    Gear, brakes, Fluctuating Stress, Factor of SafetyMachine Design57

    GATE 2019 Mechanical Engineering Session II (Afternoon slot) Analysis

    The afternoon session had a ‘moderate to tough’ level. It had 32 numerical answer type (NAT) questions, 6 extra questions than the morning session. Since the NAT section is time-consuming, it made the paper lengthy. Due to this, time management became an issue for a lot of candidates.

    The general aptitude test section had a moderate difficulty level and included 10 questions. The technical section had 8 mathematics questions and the remaining questions were specifically pertaining to the branch.

    The manufacturing subject was given the maximum weightage and it had about 11 questions in the exam. The overall cut-off is likely to be in the range of 30-33 due to the difficulty level.

    GATE 2019 Computer Science Exam Analysis

    The computer science section had the difficulty level of ‘easy to moderate’. The paper pattern was similar to the previous year. NAT had 24 questions with 11 questions of 1 mark and 13 questions of 2 marks. The technical section was between ‘easy to moderate’ while the general aptitude section was easy.  

    Database questions were tough. Data Structures, Discrete Mathematics subjects, and Programming had the maximum weightage. Also, there were 9 questions from Programming and Data Structures which was time-consuming for many students. The math section which had discrete math and engineering carried 18 marks, and it was a scoring section.

    On the basis of the exam, the cut-off will be in the range of 24-27. The table below has the GATE 2019 Computer Science Engineering breakdown

    Topics

    Subjects

    Total Number of Questions

    Total Marks

    Matrices, Eigen Values, Vector

    Engineering Mathematics

    5

    7

    Array, C Programming (Value Based)

    Programming & Data Structures

    9

    14

    Venn Diagrams, Speed-Time

    General Aptitude

    10

    15

    Hamiltotorian Mode

    Discrete Mathematics

    8

    11

    Cache full associations

    Computer Organisation

    3

    4

    Quicksort, Time complexity

    Algorithms

    4

    6

    Regular, Non-Regular

    Theory of Computation

    4

    6

    Synchronisation, SRTF, fork, deadlock

    Operating Systems

    5

    8

    First, follow

    Compiler Design

    3

    5

    B+ tree, Functional dependency

    Databases

    5

    9

    Application layer, layered application

    Computer Networks

    5

    9

    Number System

    Digital Logic

    4

    6

    Total

     

    65

    100

    GATE 2018 Exam Analysis

    Indian Institute of Technology Guwahati (IIT-G) successfully conducted the Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering (GATE) 2018. A large number of students took the examination across various centres. All those who appeared for the examination can read the section-wise analysis and get to know the topics from where the questions were asked.

    GATE 2018 exams on February 3 and 4 were conducted successfully in 2 sessions on each day – 9 am to 12 pm and 2 pm to 5 pm. And the exams for remaining papers were also conducted on February 10 & 11, 2018. Test takers across various cities reported no major issues. The examination went off smoothly, and no problem was reported in terms of the functioning of the online portal and the exam interface.

    CollegeDekho brings to you a detailed analysis of all 23 GATE 2018 papers, including ME, EY, PE, XE, XL, ME, AE, MA, PI, CS, MN, AG, AR, BT, CH, CY, GG, IN, MT, PH, TF, EC, EE and CE. With the help of GATE 2018 Analysis, candidates can get an in-depth understanding of each section of the paper, different topics and their weightage, as well as the difficulty level of the paper.

    GATE Civil Engineering (CE) Paper Analysis 2018 - 11th Feb

    The overall difficulty level of the paper was moderate. The GATE 2018 Civil Engineering question paper comprised of both numerical and multiple-choice questions. Most of the questions in the paper were conceptual rather than calculation-based. The paper was divided into three sections – Technical, Engineering Mathematics and General Aptitude. Students had to attempt 65 questions in three hours and the maximum marks for students to score were 100. The questions with one mark were easy but the two-mark questions were quite time-consuming. According to the test-takers, qualifying the exam was easy, but scoring was tough. Check out the section-wise analysis of GATE 2018 CE Paper!

    TopicsSub-TopicsDifficulty Level

    Environmental Engineering

    Sludge Disposal, BOD, Air Pollution, Domestic Wastewater

    Moderate

    Structural Analysis

    Truss & Strain, Deflection of Beam

    Tough

    Water Resources Engineering

    Fluid Routing, Unit Hydrographs, Flood Estimation

    Easy

    SOM/Solid mechanics

    Deflection of Beams, Struss

    Easy

    RCC

    Shear, Concrete Technology, Compression and Torsion by Limit State Methods

    Easy

    Geomatics/ Surveying Engineering

    Coordinate System, Levelling, Theodolite-Traversing, Map Projections

    Moderate

    Geotechnical Engineering

    Consolidation, Earth Pressure, Permeability & Seepage, Shear Strength, Compaction

    Moderate

    Transportation Engineering

    Theory of Traffic Flow, Traffic Characteristics, GIS Remote Sensing, Pavements

    Moderate

    Construction Materials and Management

    Construction Management, Analysis of Beam Sections at Transfer and Service Loads

    Tough

    Engineering Mechanics

    Kinematics of Rectilinear Motion, Trusses and Frames

    Tough

    Steel Structure

    Design of Tension Member, Plastic Analysis, Beams

    Moderate

    GATE Electrical Engineering (EE) Paper Analysis 2018 - 10th Feb

    IIT Guwahati has successfully conducted GATE 2018 entrance exam for Electrical Engineering (EE) paper on February 10, 2018, in the afternoon slot from 2 to 5 pm. Soon, Collegedekho will give you a detailed analysis of EE paper conducted today. As part of the analysis, you will get complete information on type and number of questions, paper pattern, the difficulty level of the paper as well as the marking scheme including the weightage given to every topic. Candidates may check the GATE paper analysis for EE as soon as it is available on this page.

    GATE ECE Paper Analysis 2018 - 10th Feb

    GATE Electronics & Communication Engineering (ECE) paper was conducted on February 10 from 9:00 am to 12:00 pm in a computer-based format. Candidates may now check the detailed GATE ECE paper analysis 2018:

    Topics

    Total  No. Questions

    Sub-Topics

    Difficulty Level

    Total Marks

    Engineering Mathematics

    10

    Partial Derivative; Random Variables; Taylor’s Series, Res Differential Equation, DOL, Eigen Values

    Difficult/Easy

    14

    Network Theory

    5

    Basic Components and types of circuits; RC Circuits; RLC Circuits

    Two Port Networks

    Easy

    8

    Signals and Systems

    5

    Linearity, FS, DFT, Pole-zero NQ camp

    Easy

    7

    Control Systems

    5

    Feedback Controllers; State Space, Bode plot TD Analysis

    Medium

    8

    Analog Circuits

    5

    Operational Amplifiers; Trans Imp Amplifier; Small Signal AM Diode; Zener Diode

    Easy

    8

    Digital Circuits

    7

    FSM, CMOS, LF, MUX, FF, ROM

    Medium

    11

    Communications

    5

    AM, Binary Channel; Prob of error, Gaussian Boise HT, RV

    Difficult

    9

    Electronic Device Circuits

    8

    EB; Built-in Potential; NMOS, CMOS, IC Fabrications; P-N Junction, Solar cell

    Easy

    12

    Electromagnetic Theory

    5

    SMIT, Transmission Lines, WG, OI, SD

    Easy

    8

    General Aptitude

    10

    Filling Blanks, Geometry Numbers, GP, Mixt, CI, Probability

    Difficult/Easy

    15

    GATE Mechanical Engineering (ME) Paper Analysis 2018 - 3rd Feb

    Question Paper Pattern

    In Mechanical Engineering, mostly Numerical Answer Type (NAT) questions were asked and the proportion was higher in comparison to last year. This factor made the exam a bit difficult. It is easier to attempt direct Theoretical questions and Multiple-Choice-Questions (MCQs), which were lesser in number.

    Exam Interface

    There was no difference in the exam interface of this year and last year’s exam. Since the virtual calculator was already available on the official website of GATE 2018, those who had practised well had an advantage.

    Detailed Analysis of GATE ME Paper 2018 for Forenoon Slot (9 am to 12 pm) - 3rd Feb

    SubjectsNo. of QuestionsTopicsDifficulty LevelTotal Marks
    Strength of Materials (SOM)7Poisson’s Ratio, ColumnsEasy10
    Thermo Dynamics & Applied Thermo Dynamics5Brayton Cycle, EntropyModerate9
    Mechanical Precision Engineering11Slab Milling, non-traditional machining, Casting, WeldingEasy to Moderate17
    Theory of Machines (TOM) and Vibration4Natural Frequency, Dynamics of Slider Crank Mechanism, Epicyclic Gear TrainsEasy7
    Fluid Mechanics7Flow-through Pipes, KinematicsEasy to Moderate10
    Heat & Mass Transfer3Conduction, Heat ExchangerEasy to Moderate5
    Engineering Mechanics3
    Machine Design3S-N Curve, Theories of FailureEasy to Moderate4
    General Aptitude10Family Relations, Grammar, Inference, Co-ordinate GeometryTough15
    Engineering Mathematics7Differential Equations, Probability, Rank of the Matrix, Eigen ValuesModerate14
    Industrial Engineering2SchedulingModerate4

    Overall, the difficulty level of the paper was easy to moderate.

    GATE ME Paper Analysis 2018 for Afternoon Slot (2 pm to 5 pm) - 3rd Feb

    The questions that were Numerical Answer Type (NAT) were more in number as compared to the Multiple-Choice-Questions (MCQs). NAT questions had more weightage as well. The highest weightage was given to Manufacturing Technology and many of the questions were lengthy. The easy ones were of one mark and there were very few that had a moderate difficulty level. On the whole, the ME paper in the second slot required more logical thinking and conceptual analysis. Overall, the paper was easy to moderate in terms of the difficulty level.

    GATE Life Sciences (XL) Paper Analysis 2018 - 3rd Feb

    GATE 2018 Life Sciences (XL) Paper, conducted in the forenoon slot, had questions based on general aptitude and conceptual domain knowledge. Following are some of the highlights of GATE XL Paper 2018.

    • In Section P (Chemistry) of XL Paper, questions were based on Atomic Structure, periodicity, s.p. and d Block Elements, etc. This section is compulsory for candidates.
    • In Section Q (Biochemistry) of XL Paper, questions were based on Biochemical separation techniques, etc. The difficulty level of this section was of easy to moderate level.
    • In Section R (Botany) of XL Paper, questions were based on Plant Systematics and Economic Botany. The difficulty level of this section was of easy to moderate level.
    • In Section S (Microbiology) of XL Paper, questions were based on the discovery of microbial world; Landmark discoveries relevant to the field of microbiology, evaluation of the effectiveness of antimicrobial agents, etc. The difficulty level of this section was of Moderate level.
    • In Section T (Zoology) of XL Paper, questions were asked from evolution and animal world.
    • Section U (Food Technology) of XL Paper was easy to moderate in nature with questions based on Food Products Technology.

    GATE Aerospace Engineering (AE) Paper Analysis 2018 - 3rd Feb

    GATE AE exam was conducted in the afternoon slot. The examination 80% technical and 20% non-technical. Majority of the questions asked in AE were based on the core subjects such as Linear Algebra, Calculus, Differential Equations. Out of the total 100 questions that were asked in the paper, only 15 questions were non-technical. In technical questions, some of the topics that were covered included Engg. Mathematics, Space Dynamics, Flight Mechanics, Aero Dynamics, Structure and Propulsion. On the other hand, non- technical questions covered English, Data Interpretation, Logical Reasoning and Basic Mathematics.

    GATE Engineering Services (XE) Paper Analysis 2018 - 3rd Feb

    The difficulty level of GATE Engineering Services (XE) Paper, which was conducted in the morning slot, was medium. Engineering Mathematics was moderate and General Aptitude was a bit trickier in terms of difficulty level. In Section B of the paper, there were 7 topics – Fluid Mechanics, Solid Mechanics, Material Science, Thermodynamics, Food Technology, Polymer Science and Engineering or Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences. Candidates had to choose any two topics out of these 7.

    GATE Computer Science (CS) Paper Analysis 2018 - 4th Feb

    The GATE 2018 question paper for CSE was conceptually based. In the paper, topics such as Operating Systems, Computer Networks, DBMS, Verbal Ability and Numerical Ability were important and students are expected to score well in them. This examination was conducted in the forenoon slot on 4th February (Sunday).

    Detailed Analysis of GATE CS Paper 2018 for Forenoon Slot (9 am to 12 pm) - 4th Feb

    Subjects

    No. of Questions

    Topics

    Difficulty Level

    Total Marks

    Engineering Mathematics

    5

    Linear Algebra, Eigen Values,

    Calculus, Probability

    Easy

    7

    Operating System

    7

    CPU Scheduling, Demand Paging (Vertical

    Memory), Dead Lock, Main Memory,

    Disk Scheduling, Deadlock, IPC

     

    Moderate

     

    10

    Programming and Data

    Structures

    7

    Queues, C Programming, Programming Code

    Moderate

    10

    Design &

    Analysis of Algorithm

    4

    Heaps, Matrix Multiplication

    Difficult

    7

    Discrete Mathematics &

    Graph Theory

    7

    First-Order Logic, Trees, Graph Theory (Chromatic Number), Set Theory,

    Spanning Trees

    Moderate

    12

    Computer Organisation &

    Architecture

    7

    RISC Machine, Cache Memory, Instruction Pipeline, Number Presentation

    Easy

    11

    Theory of Computation

    3

    CFL, NFA, Grammar

    Moderate

    7

    Digital Logic

    3

    K, Maps, Boolean Algebra

    Moderate

    4

    DataBase

    Management System

    2

    SQL

    Tough

    4

    Computer Networks

    5

    Protocols (TCP/NPP), Ethernet, TCP Protocol

    Moderate

    7

    Compiler Design

    4

     

    Operator Precedeuly, Lexical Analysis

    Moderate

    6

    General Aptitude

    10

    Functions, Grammar, Numbers, Work, Inference

    Easy

    15

    GATE Chemical Engineering (CH) Paper Analysis 2018 - 4th Feb

    GATE Chemical Engineering (CH) Paper 2018 was conducted in the afternoon slot (2 pm to 5 pm) on 4th February 2018. The paper was divided into – General Aptitude, from where 15 questions were asked, and Technical Section, from where 85 questions were asked. In the Technical section, the questions were divided into 1 mark and 2 marks questions. See the table below:

    TopicsNo. of 1 Mark QuestionNo. of 2 Marks Question

    Engineering Mathematics

    2

    5

    Heat Transfer43
    Chemical Reaction Engineering34

    Mass Transfer

    0

    4

    Process Calculation

    1

    2

    Mechanical Operation

    1

    2

    Plant Design and Economics

    3

    1

    Fluid Mechanics

    2

    4

    Instrumentation and Process Control

    4

    2

    Chemical Technology

    3

    0

    Chemical Engineering Thermodynamics

    2

    3

    GATE Physics (PH) Paper Analysis 2018 - 4th Feb

    The GATE 2018 Physics (PH) paper was conducted in the afternoon session on 4th February 2018. The conceptual based questions asked in the paper were related to subjects like Quantum Mechanics, EMT and Mathematical Physics. The difficulty level of the paper was easy to moderate. Candidates had no issues in terms of time while solving the Physics paper. The questions asked in the examination were usually formula based that required little or no calculation at all.

    GATE 2018 Examination Schedule

    Day & DateTime (IST)Test Paper Code
    3rd February 20189 am – 12 pm (Forenoon)ME, EY, PE, XE, XL
    3rd February 20182 pm – 5 pm (Afternoon)ME, AE, MA, PI
    4th February 20189 am – 12 pm (Forenoon)CS, MN
    4th February 20182 pm – 5 pm (Afternoon)AG, AR, BT, CH, CY, GG, IN, MT, PH, TF
    10th February 20189 am – 12 pm (Forenoon)EC
    10th February 20182 pm – 5 pm (Afternoon)EE
    11th February 20189 am – 12 pm (Forenoon)CE
    11th February 20182 pm – 5 pm (Afternoon)CE

    GATE 2017 Exam Analysis

    Analysis of GATE 2017 papers conducted on February 4 & 5:

    General Aptitude (GA) Questions

    In all papers, GA questions summed up to a total of 15 marks. It included 5 questions of 1 mark each (sub-total 5 marks) and 5 questions of 2 marks each (sub-total 10 marks).

    Questions based on Engineering Mathematics section (Section A) or Chemistry section (Section P), as well as specific Subject Knowledge, were compulsory.

    The majority of the questions came from the subjects, which a student chose as his/her specialisation. The exam had 85% marks from these questions.

    Marking Scheme:

    The GATE 2017 contained two different types of questions in each paper:

    • Multiple Choice Questions or the MCQ type questions with 4 choices each were very objective in nature and carried 1 or 2 marks each in all papers and sections.
    • Numerical Answer Type (NAT) questions were to be answered by entering them using the virtual keypad by the candidates. These were of 1 or 2 marks each in all papers and sections. For these questions, the answer was a real number only. Additionally, no answer choice was given for these type of questions.

    Negative Marking:

    There was no negative marking for the MCQs or multiple-choice questions. For the MCQs that carried 1 mark each, 1/3rd of the mark will be deducted for an incorrect answer whereas, for those that carried 2 marks each, 2/3rd of the mark will be deducted for a wrong answer.

    It is important to note that there was no negative marking for a wrong answer in NAT or numerical answer type questions.

    As per the available report, the exam was on the expected lines in all subjects. The difficulty level in all subjects held so far has been moderate to high (keeping in with the tradition of the exam).

    General aptitude paper was moderate. For some, General aptitude along with Engineering Mathematics had the potential to be the game-changer. As both are scoring sections any flip-flop in these two sections could be risky.

    General Aptitude section mostly had questions on Verbal Ability, Numerical Ability and Logical Reasoning. Subject Knowledge related questions were as per the specialisation one has chosen. The difficulty level was moderate to high.

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    GATE 2020 counselling process will be conducted to provide admissions to those candidates who have qualified the GATE 2020 entrance exam with the minimum qualifying marks. For the year 2020, the Indian Institute of Technologies (IITs) will conduct a centralized counselling procedure of their own to induct eligible students who appeared in the GATE 2020 exam. 

    The GATE 2020 counselling process will differ as per the type of Institute selected by the candidates. For example, to secure a spot in any of the IITs via the GATE counselling process 2020, the candidates have to register themselves for the Common Offer Acceptance Portal (COAP) and based on the GATE 2020 scores, the admission to eligible candidates will be offered. However, for admission into Government Funded Technical Institutes (GFTIs), Indian Institute of Information Technology (IIITs) and National Institute of Technology (NITs), the candidates have to register themselves, first, for Centralized Counselling for M.Tech (CCMT). 

    There will be several other state and private Institutes all across the country who will conduct their own counselling process based on the scores obtained by the candidates in GATE 2020. 

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    The candidates will be required to follow the given steps to register for GATE 2020 Counselling process.

    Steps to Register for GATE 2020 Counselling

    Step 1: Click on the GATE 2020 Counselling link available below.

    Step 2: The candidates will be redirected to the CCMT 2020 official website.

    Step 3: The candidates have to click on the ‘CCMT 2020: Online registration, Fee payment and Choice filling’ link in the Current Events section.

    Step 4: For logging in, the candidates have to enter their GATE registration ID.

    Step 5: The candidates then must fill all the text boxes with relevant details such as basic information, Institutes and courses.

    Step 6: The candidates have to pay the registration fee online for completion of CCMT 2020 registration.

    The GATE 2020 centralised counselling procedure will be conducted for admissions into M.Tech Post Graduate Programme in National Higher Educational Institutes in India. There are various GATE participating institutes that organise their own separate counselling procedures. 

    Candidates who wish to apply for M.Tech programmes into IITs, NITs, GFITs, and CFTIs will have to apply through CCMT (short for Centralized Counselling for M.Tech) and those who wish to apply for M.Tech programmes in IITs, they will have to apply through COAP (short for Common Offer Acceptance Portal). State and private universities will also have their own counselling process based on GATE scores. 

    GATE 2020 Counselling Procedure - Important Dates

    EventsImportant Dates Tentative
    GATE 2020 ExamFirst and Second week of February 2020i
    IITs M.Tech Admission through GATE 2020 In the month of February 2020
    GATE 2020 Result DeclarationThird week of March 2020
    Availability of GATE 2020 Score CardThird week of March to Last week of May 2020
    CCMT 2020Second week to Last week of April 2020
    COAP 2020March 2020

    Highlights of GATE Counselling Procedure 2020

    Scroll through some of the important highlights of the GATE counselling process:

    • GATE 2020 counselling will depend on GATE 2020 scores of the candidates.

    • In the counselling process, candidates will have to verify their documents.

    • There will not be any common GATE counselling for the qualified candidates of the exam.

    • Candidates qualifying the GATE cut-offwill be eligible for GATE 2020 counselling.

    • For counselling, candidates will have to fill the GATE registration form, along with the counselling fees.

    • Admission into IITs and IISC Bangalore is done on the basis of GATE 2020 scores.

    Admissions into IISc Bangalore M.Tech Programme through GATE 2020

    The admission procedure will be conducted on the basis of GATE 2020 scores. The choices of colleges and programmes have to submit by the applicants while filling the application form. Applicants must meet all eligibility criteria before applying.

     

    Admissions into IITs in M.Tech Programme through GATE 2020 (COAP)

    For M.Tech programmes in IITs, the candidates will have to register through the COAP (short for Common Offer Acceptance Portal), which is a common platform for the candidates to apply for their preferred IITs. The registrations process of COAP will start after the announcement of GATE 2020 result. Candidates seeking M.Tech admissions in any of the participating Institutes of COAP and who have a valid GATE score (2019 and/or 2017 and/or 2016) can register at COAP.

    Admissions into State Universities through GATE 2020

    Post announcement of GATE 2020 result, state universities and other private institutes will be organised the GATE counselling procedure for admission to M.Tech programmes tentatively from the month of March to July 2020. The separate application forms will have to be filled by the candidates according to the institute they are applying for. The selection process will depend upon the institutes individually.

    Admissions into NITs, IIITs and CFTIs M.Tech Programmes through GATE 2020

    Candidates can apply for all the 30 NITs and 9 CFTIs through GATE CCMT Counselling. Filling of programme and institute choices have to be done by the candidates after which allotment will be done according to the candidates’ rank in GATE exam and preferences selected during CCMT registration.

    Detailed GATE Counselling Process 2020 through CCMT

    To participate in the GATE counselling process, candidates will have to register themselves with CCMT. The admission into various post-graduate courses will depend on GATE score.

    Stage 1: Registration

    GATE registration is the first step in the counselling process. To take part in the counselling rounds, all the qualified candidates will have to first register themselves, failing which he/she will not be allowed to participate in the GATE 2020 counselling procedure. After registering, candidates will have to fill their correct details to proceed further.

    Stage 2: Choice Filling and Locking

    After successful registration, the next step that follows is choice filling and locking. Here, candidates will have to make the choices regarding the courses. It is advisable for the candidates, to fill the most preferred choice on the top. After filling the choices, candidates will have to lock their choices by using the choice locking option.

    Note: No modifications shall be made in the choices after locking the same.

    Stage 3: Seat Allotment

    This is the most important stage of the GATE 2020 counselling process. Here, candidates will be allotted seats on the basis of the choices filled by the candidates, their rank, and the availability of seats at that rank.

    Stage 4: Reporting

    It is the final stage of the GATE 2020 counselling process. This stage involves reporting at the nodal centre and then document verification.

    Documents Required for GATE 2020 Counselling

    Given below are the list of some of the documents required for the GATE counselling process:

    • GATE admit card

    • GATE scorecard

    • Date of Birth Certificate

    • Provisional seat allotment letter

    • Class 12th mark sheet

    • Photo ID proof

    • Passport-size photograph (coloured)

    • Seat acceptance fee proof

    • Mark sheet of qualifying examination (all semester).

    • Degree/Provisional Certificate

    • Printout of the Registration form & locked choices.

    • Category Certificate (if valid)

    Financial Assistance for GATE 2020

    Except for the M.Mgt students, all the other students will be eligible for a scholarship from UGC/CSIR/DBT/ICMR/DAE(NBHM)/AICTE on the basis of their entry mode. MHRD scholarships can be availed some IISc students provided they fulfil the MHRD scholarship eligibility criteria. The meritorious students can avail several scholarships offered by top Business tycoons and Indian & Multinational agencies.

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    The premier engineering colleges of India, i.e. IITs have decided to increase the M.Tech course fees by up to almost ten times to Rs. 2 lakh per year. In the official statement by the IIT Council on Friday, 27th September 2019, it has been declared that the hike will be introduced over a three-year period, in a staggered manner from the upcoming 2020 session. As of now, the Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs) …

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    Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Delhi will release the GATE 2020 cut-off alongside the GATE 2020 Result. The GATE 2020 cut-off is the minimum qualifying marks that candidates must secure for admission to postgraduate programmes (M.E., M.Tech, MS, Direct Ph.D.) offered at institutes of national importance, including IITs, NITs, and IISc, etc. GATE cut-offs is released in three categories – minimum qualifying marks for each stream, the institute-wise cut-off score for admission, and the cut-off for PSUs. The cut-off for each subject paper will be announced separately. Therefore, there is no common counselling for GATE qualifiers. All the participating institutes will consider the GATE 2020 scores for admission.

    The GATE 2020 result will be declared in the month of March along with the cut-off for GATE 2020 that has come up with a surprise package. A drastic change has been noticed in the cutoff mechanism of GATE 2020. The released cut-offs have crossed all the previous records with increased cut-offs declared for the candidates. The increase has been noticed in all the engineering branches as compared to the GATE 2019 cut-offs. In 2019 the cut-off for the Electrical Engineering stream was 29.1 which increased to 39.6 in 2019. Similarly, the cut-offs for other streams have also increased with an exception in the cut-off of the Mechanical Stream that declined from 34.7 to 34.1 in 2019. The details of the newly released cut-offs have been given below in the write-up in the form of a table. Candidates must refer to this table and prepare accordingly for the respective Participating Colleges that would accept the secured cut-offs.

    Candidates who want to be considered for admission in these institutes must secure the requisite GATE cut-off 2020 scores, which is above the defined cut-off. An important aspect for the candidates to keep in mind is that the qualifying cut-off of GATE published by IIT Delhi is not the same as the admission cut-off, which is usually set independently by the institutions. GATE cut-off 2020 is determined by various factors such as exam difficulty and the number of candidates who have appeared for the exam, previous year’s cut-off, seat intake, etc. Candidates who score above the GATE cut-off are called for the counselling rounds conducted individually by the participating colleges. Through the cut-offs of previous years, the candidates will also understand what score they need to qualify in their chosen subject.

    GATE 2020 Cut-Off Dates

    Check out the important GATE 2020 cutoff dates given in the table below:
    GATE 2020 EventsDates
    GATE 2020 Result16th March 2020
    GATE 2020 Cut-offTo be Released

    How to Check GATE 2020 Cut-Off

    Here are some simple steps to check GATE cut-off 2020:

    • Visit the official website of IIT Delhi

    • On the ‘Home’ page, a link to download the cut-off score will be available.

    • Click on the ‘Download’ tab.

    • Then, enter your Roll Number and Password.

    • GATE 2020 cut-off list will be displayed on the screen.

    • Download and take a print out of the same for further admission rounds.

    Factors Determining GATE Cut-off

    The minimum qualifying marks and institute-wise GATE cut-off 2020 will depend on several factors. Some of the factors that are determined by the authority and institutes to prepare the 2020 GATE cut-offs are given below:

    • Exam’s difficulty level

    • Number of candidates who appeared

    • Total number of seats

    Released GATE 2020 Cut-offs

    GATE Qualifying Cut-offs 2020

    Stream

    Paper Code

    Qualifying Marks

    General

    OBC (NCL)

    SC/ST/PwD

    Aerospace Engineering

    AE

    33.5

    30.2

    22.3

    Architecture and Planning

    AR

    41

    36.9

    27.3

    Agricultural Engineering

    AG

    28.3

    25.5

    18.9

    Biotechnology

    BT

    35.9

    32.3

    23.9

    Computer Science and Information Technology

    CS

    29.5

    26.6

    19.7

    Civil Engineering

    CE

    28.2

    25.4

    18.8

    Chemistry

    CY

    32

    28.8

    21.3

    Chemical Engineering

    CH

    34.8

    31.3

    23.2

    Electrical Engineering

    EE

    39.6

    35.6

    26.4

    Electronics and Communication Engineering

    EC

    26.7

    24

    17.8

    Geology and Geophysics

    GG

    44.5

    40.1

    29.7

    Ecology and Evolution

    EY

    37.1

    33.4

    24.7

    Instrumentation Engineering

    IN

    31.9

    28.7

    21.3

    Mathematics

    MA

    25

    22.5

    16.7

    Mining Engineering

    MN

    31.5

    28.4

    21

    Petroleum Engineering

    PE

    49.9

    44.9

    33.3

    Mechanical Engineering

    ME

    34.1

    30.7

    22.7

    Physics

    PH

    25.2

    22.7

    16.8

    Metallurgical Engineering

    MT

    53.5

    48.1

    35.7

    Production and Industrial Engineering

    PI

    32.2

    29

    21.5

    Textile Engineering and Fibre Science

    TF

    40.1

    36.1

    26.7

    Statistics

    ST

    32.5

    29.2

    21.7

    Life Sciences

    XL-P, Q, R, S, T, U

    36.7

    33

    24.5

    Engineering Sciences

    XE-A, B, C, D, E, F, G, H

    26.7

    24

    17.8

    Previous Year GATE Cut-offs

    GATE Qualifying Cut-offs 2018

    Paper Name

    Paper Code

    Qualifying Marks

    General

    OBC (NCL)

    SC/ST/PwD

    Aerospace Engineering

    AE

    34.4

    30.9

    22.9

    Agricultural Engineering

    AG

    25

    22.5

    16.6

    Architecture and Planning

    AR

    43.9

    39.5

    29.2

    Biotechnology

    BT

    27.9

    25.1

    18.5

    Civil Engineering

    CE

    26.9

    24.2

    17.9

    Chemical Engineering

    CH

    37.8

    34

    25.1

    Computer Science and Information Technology

    CS

    25

    22.5

    16.6

    Chemistry

    CY

    25.4

    22.8

    16.9

    Electronics and Communication Engineering

    EC

    25

    22.5

    16.6

    Electrical Engineering

    EE

    29.1

    26.1

    19.4

    Ecology and Evolution

    EY

    49.3

    44.3

    32.8

    Geology and Geophysics

    GG

    32.4

    29.1

    21.5

    Instrumentation Engineering

    IN

    37.1

    33.3

    24.7

    Mathematics

    MA

    29.4

    26.4

    19.5

    Mechanical Engineering

    ME

    34.7

    31.2

    23.1

    Mining Engineering

    MN

    45

    40.5

    30

    Metallurgical Engineering

    MT

    40.3

    36.2

    26.8

    Petroleum Engineering

    PE

    39.8

    35.8

    26.5

    Physics

    PH

    29

    26.1

    19.3

    Production and Industrial Engineering

    PI

    32

    28.8

    21.3

    Textile Engineering and Fibre Science

    TF

    32.2

    28.9

    21.4

    Engineering Sciences

    XE

    31.5

    28.3

    21

    Life Sciences

    XL

    29.9

    26.9

    19.9

    GATE Cutoff 2017 – Qualifying Marks

    Branch

    General

    OBC

    SC/ST/PH

    Electronics and Communication (EC)

    25.00

    22.50

    16.60

    Civil Engineering (CE)

    28.70

    25.8

    19.10

    Electrical Engineering (EE)

    25.20

    25.20

    16.70

    Mechanical Engineering (ME)

    32.87

    29

    21

    Computer Science & Information Technology (CS)

    25

    22.50

    16.60

    Instrumentation Engineering (IN)

    34.60

    31.10

    23.00

    Chemical Engineering (CH)

    44.30

    39.80

    29.50

    Biotechnology (BT)

    38.90

    35.00

    25.90

    GATE Cutoff 2016 – Qualifying Marks

    Branch

    General

    OBC

    SC/ST/PH

    Mechanical Engineering (ME)

    29.6

    26.6

    19.7

    Civil Engineering (CE)

    25

    22.5

    16.6

    Electrical Engineering (EE)

    25.1

    22.5

    16.7

    Electronics and Communication Engineering (EC)

    25

    22.5

    16.6

    Computer Science and Information Technology (CS)

    25

    22.5

    16.6

    Instrumentation Engineering (IN)

    31.6

    28.4

    21

    Production and Industrial Engineering (PI)

    26.4

    23.7

    17.5

    GATE Cutoff 2015 – Qualifying Marks

    Branch

    General

    OBC

    SC/ST/PH

    Mechanical Engineering (ME)

    32.73

    29.46

    21.82

    Civil Engineering (CE)

    25

    22.5

    16.67

    Electrical Engineering (EE)

    25

    22.5

    16.67

    Electronics and Communication Engineering (EC)

    25

    22.5

    16.67

    Computer Science and Information Technology (CS)

    25

    22.5

    16.67

    Instrumentation Engineering (IN)

    25.45

    22.9

    16.96

    Production and Industrial Engineering (PI)

    26.82

    24.14

    17.88

    GATE Previous Year Cutoff for IITs

    IIT Name

    Name of Programme

    Mechanical Engineering

    Civil Engineering

    Chemical Engineering

    Electrical Engineering

    Computer Science Engineering

    IIT Bombay

    600

    500

    600

    510

    750

    IIT Roorkee

    70.88

    27.49

    42.13

    57.06

    61.58

    IIT Kanpur

    810

    696

    562

    773

    732

    IIT Delhi

    750

    700

    567

    650

    742

    IIT BHU

    514

    402

    431

    514

    N/A

    IIT Hyderabad

    713

    704

    436

    730

    728

    IIT Mandi

    735

    N/A

    440

    660

    N/A

    IIT Gandhinagar

    600

    660

    432

    640

    N/

    Previous Year PSU Recruitment GATE Cutoff

    Check out the previous year GATE cutoff scores for recruitment into Public Sector Undertakings (PSUs):

    PSU Name

    Branch Name

    Gen

    OBC

    SC

    ST

    NBCC

    Civil

    60+

    45+

    45+

    45+

    DMRC

    JE Electrical

    65.17

    60.25

    54.66

    48.83

    JE Electronics

    57.33

    55.50

    45.25

    41.67

    Customer Relations Assistant (CRA)

    55.33

    50.17

    45.58

    35.25

    JE Station Controller/ Train Operator

    46.50

    42.58

    38.25

    MDL

    Electrical

    59.58

    57.45

    43.34

    43.88

    Mechanical

    79.54

    77.32

    60.9

    52.87

    GAIL

    Electrical

    59.1

    53.44

    44.65

    41.84

    Mechanical

    63.33

    61.33

    49

    38.33

    IT

    70.67

    66.6

    N/A

    N/A

    Civil

    73.49

    66.71

    60.11

    53.78

    HPCL

    Civil

    70.04

    63.04

    54.05

    51.38

    Mechanical

    68.45

    60.90

    50.59

    41.94

    Instrumentation

    44.33

    39.33

    30.67

    21

    Electrical

    58.64

    53.39

    45.30

    41.58

    Chemical

    56.67

    44

    42

    32.67

    E & TC

    73.05

    69.69

    59.14

    54.67

    BHEL

    Electrical

    73.67

    65

    55.67

    51.33

    Mechanical

    64.67

    58

    48

    39.67

    Electronics

    74.67

    70.33

    58.33

    51.67

    BEST BOOKS

    BEST BOOKS

    Best Books

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    Best Books for GATE 2020

    While preparing for GATE 2020, referring to the best books for GATE 2020 will be very important. Books are an important source for exam preparation, and it, therefore, makes complete sense to gather all the study material beforehand. 

    There are plenty of books available in the market for GATE 2020 preparation. Those who are preparing for GATE should search for best GATE 2020 books that not just cover a particular section of the exam but include all the other sections as well. You can basically choose books that cover everything you need to study as part of your preparation. You may also select the books based on authors’ names that are renowned in the field of education.

    How to Select Best Books for GATE 2020 Preparation

    Here are some steps that can be employed by the GATE 2020 aspirants to search the best books for GATE 2020:

    • Always choose a book, which is easy to understand and covers the entire syllabus of GATE 2020.

    • It is also very important for you to check the year of publication of the book.

    • While selecting the best books for GATE 2020, always choose the latest edition of the book for updated contents and information.

    •  A good book will also contain sample papers of GATE along with the solutions.

    • The candidates must also shortlist books based on the authors who are renowned in the field of education.

    Best Books for GATE 2020 Preparation

    Look at the table below to find out the highly recommended and best books for GATE 2020 subjects:

    Books for GATE 2020- CE (Civil Engineering):

    SubjectsBooks Name
    For Engineering MathematicsDiscrete Mathematics and Its Applications by Kenneth Rosen Higher Engineering mathematics by B.S. Grewal Advanced Engineering Mathematics by Erwin Kreyszig
    For Structural EngineeringTheory of Structure by CK Wang, S. Rammamrutham, L.S. Negi & Jangit Theory of Elasticity by Timoshenko & Gere Theory of Structure by Wilbur & Norris Strength of Materials/Mechanics of Structure by Gare & Timoshenko, E. Popove, L. Singer, B.C. Punamia, Rammamrutham
    For Geotechnical EngineeringSoil Mechanics by Gopal Ranjan & Rao, Venkat Ramaiha, S. K. Garg, B.C. Punamia, V N S Murthy
    For Water Resources EngineeringWater Resources by S K Garg Water and Waste Water by SK Garg 1 and 2 Fluid Mechanics- RK Bansal and Fox and Richard
    For Transportation EngineeringTransportation by Justo Khanna
    For EnvironmentalEnvironmental Engineering by S. K. Garg Part I & Part II Waste Water Engineering by B. C. Punamia Part I & Part II
    For Geomatics EngineeringSurveying (vol. 1,2,3) by B.C.Punia, Ashok Jain, Arun Jain

    Best Books for GATE 2020 – ME (Mechanical Engineering):

    SubjectsBooks

    For Design of Machine Elements

    Machine design – V.B. Bhandari

    For Engineering Mechanics

    Engineering Mechanics by Bhavikatti

    Engineering Mechanics by Beer and Johnston,

    Engineering Mechanics by R K Rajput

    For Fluid Mechanics

    Fluid Mechanics by R K Bansal

    Fluid & Hydraulics- Modi and seth

    For Heat Transfer

    Heat and Mass Transfer by J P Hollman and R C Sachdeva

    Heat Transfer by Cengel and Holman

    For Industrial Engineering

    Industrial Engineering by O P Khanna, Buffa and Sarin

    For Manufacturing Engineering

    Production Technology: Manufacturing Processes, Technology and Automation by R.K. Jain

    For Strength of Materials

    Strength of Materials – Gere & Timoshenko, B C Unamia, Sadhu Singh, Ramamrutham

    For Thermal Science

    Engineering Thermodynamics by P.K. Nag

    For Thermo Dynamics

    Engineering Thermodynamics by P K Nag and Rajput

    Thermodynamics by Cengel.

    For the Theory of Machines

    Theory of machines by Ratan

    For Vibrations

    Mechanical Vibration by Grover

    Best Books for GATE 2020- EE (Electrical Engineering):

    Subjects

    Books

    For Engineering Mathematics

    Advanced Engineering Mathematics by E.Kreyszig

    For Electric Circuits

    Transient Analysis Of Electric Power Circuits by Arieh L Shenkmann

    Circuit Theory: Analysis & Synthesis by Abhijit Chakrabarti

    For Electromagnetic Fields

    Elements of Electromagnetics by Mathew N. O. SADIKU

    Engineering Electromagnetics by William H. Hayt

    For Signals and Systems

    Signals and Systems by Oppenheim and Wilsky

    Signals and Systems by Nagoor Kani

    For Electrical Machines

    Electrical Machinery by P.S Bimbhra

    For Power Systems

    Power Systems Engineering by Nagrath and Kothari

    Power Systems by JB Guptha & CL Wadhwa

    For Control Systems

    Control Systems Engineering by Nagrath and Gopal

    For Electrical and Electronic Measurements

    Electrical and Electronic Measurement and Instrumentation by AK Sawhney

    For Analog and Digital Electronics

     

    Electronic Devices and Circuit Theory by Boylestad

    Digital Design by M.Morris Mano

    Integrated Electronics : Analog And Digital Circuits And Systems by Christos C. Halkias, Chetan D. Parikh Jacob Millman

    For Power Electronics

    Power Electronics by MH Rashid

    Power Electronics by P.S.Bimbhra

    Best Books for GATE 2020-EC (Electronics & Communication):

    Subjects

    Books

    For Engineering Mathematics

    Higher Engineering Mathematics – Dr. BS Grewal

    Engineering Mathematics – Erwin Kreyszig

    Advanced Engineering Mathematics – Dr. HK Dass

    Advanced Engineering Mathematics by R. K. Jain, S. R. K. Iyengar

    For General Aptitude

    Quantitative Aptitude – R. S. Agarwal

    Logical Reasoning – R. S. Agarwal

    Objective English – Hari Mohan Prasad

    Quantitative Aptitude by CAT by Arun Sharma

    For Network Theory

    Network Theory by Alexander Sadiku

    Circuit Theory by A.Chakraborty

    Network Analysis by Van Valkenburg

    Engineering Circuit Analysis – Hayt & Kammerly

    Linear Circuit Analysis- De Carlo/Lin

    For Electronic Devices

    Integrated Electronics:- Jacob Millman & Christos C. Halkias

    Solid State electronic Devices- Ben Streetman and Sanjay Banerjee

    Semiconductor devices – David Neamen

    Semiconductor devices-S. M. Sze

    DC Analysis of MOS Transistor-Tsivid

    For Analog Circuits

    Micro Electronics circuit – Sedra & Smith

    Linear ICs – Gaekwad

    Analog Electronics,  Electronics devices, and circuits – Donald A Neaman

    Electronic Devices and Circuit   Theory by Robert L Boylestad & Nashelsky      

    Pulse and Digital Electronics by Millman and Taub

    For Digital Circuits

    Digital Electronics – Morris Mano

    Microprocessor Architecture, Programming and Application with the 8085 – Ramesh Gaonker

    Digital Electronic Principles and applications by Ronald J. Toccii, Pearson Publications

    Digital circuits and design by Salivahanan

    Fundamentals of digital systems by Anandkumar

    Digital Logic and Computer Design by M.Morris Mano

    For System & Signal

    Signals & Systems By Alan V. Oppenheim

    Modern digital and analog Communications system by BP Lathi

    Digital Signal Processing by S.K Mitra

    Signals & System – Oppenheim & Schafer

    Signals & System – Proakis

    Signals & System – Schaum Series-H.P. Hsu

    For Control System

    Automatic Control Systems – Benjamin C Kuo

    Modern Control System – Katsuhiko Ogata

    Control Systems Engineering by Norman Nise

    Control Systems by Nagarath and Gopal

    NPTEL Video lectures by M. Gopal

    For Communications

     

    Analog and Digital Communication System by Simon Haykin

    Principle of Communication System by Taub& Schillings

    Modern digital and analog Communications system by BP Lathi

    Electronic Communication Systems by Kennedy and Davis (just the Noise chapter)

    For Electro-Magnetics

    Elements of Electromagnetics by Matthew N.O. Sadiku

    Network lines and fields by J.D Ryder (Transmission lines part)

    Electromagnetic waves and Radiating Systems by Jordon and Balmain

    Antenna Theory by Balanis

    NPTEL Lectures by Prof. R. Shevgaonkar

    Engineering Electromagnetics-William Hayt

    Schaum’s Outline of Electromagnetics -Joseph A Edminister

    Antenna And Wave Propagation-KD Prasad

    Best books for GATE 2020 – CS (Computer Science):

    Subjects

    Books
    Computer Science

    Operating System by Galvin

    Algorithm by Cormen

    Architecture by Hamacher

    TOC- Theory of Computation by Ullman

    Best books for GATE 2020 – AG (Agricultural Engineering):

    Subjects

    Books
    Agricultural Engineering

    Concept of Agricultural Engineering by Mohanty Das

    Soil & Water Conservation by VVN Murty

    Farm Machinery by Three Authors

    Best books for GATE 2020 – CH (Chemical Engineering):

    Subjects

    Books
    Chemical Engineering

    JP Holman by Heat Transfer

    Mc Cabe -FPM and MO by Unit Operations of Chemical Engineering

    BK Dutta by Principles of Mass Transfer and Separation Processes

    Fogler by Essentials of Chemical Reaction Engineering

    JM Smith by Introduction to Chemical Engineering Thermodynamics

    Ram Prasad by Chemical Engineering For Gate Principles Solved Problems & Objective Type Questions

    M.Subbu by An Insight into Chemical Engineering

     Best books for GATE 2020 – ME(Mechanical Engineering):

    Subjects

    Books
    Mechanical Engineering

    R.K. Bansal (Numerical point of view), Frank M.White (For understanding)

    Cengel (For understanding concept)

    P.K.Nag for Thermodynamics

    Swadesh Singh for Production Engineering

    S.S. Ratan for Theory of Machine (TOM)

    Best books for GATE 2020 – GG (Geology and Geophysics): 

    Subjects

    Books
    Geology and Geophysics

    Complete Master Guide GATE by Amresh Singh

    Geophysics by Telford

    Best books for GATE 2020 – PI (Production and Industrial):

    Subjects

    Books
    Production and Industrial

    Thermodynamics by P.K Nag

    Heat Transfer by Made Easy Class Notes

    Production by Swadesh Sing, S K Mondal Notes

    Material Science by Made Easy Class Notes & Swadesh Singh

    Fluid Mechanics and Machinery by Modi & Seth

    Machine Design by VB Bhandari

    Strength of Material by Sadhu Singh

    Refrigeration by Made Easy Class Notes

    IC engine by Mathur Sharma

    Theory of Machine by SS Rattan

    PREVIOUS YEAR QUESTION PAPERS

    PREVIOUS YEAR QUESTION PAPERS

    Previous Year Question Papers

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    Going through GATE question papers of the previous years is important for those who are going to appear for the GATE 2020 entrance exam. GATE is organised for admission to postgraduate programmes in engineering and technology. For a better understanding of the exam and its structure, candidates must go through the previous year question papers of GATE. The paper helps in providing a better understanding of the entire syllabus, basic concepts, and topics. The previous year question papers of GATE are available for all 23 disciplines/subjects. 

    These papers are available in online mode on the official website of GATE as well as here at CollegeDekho, and applicants can download it for free from this page. The previous years question papers of GATE looks exactly like the actual GATE 2020 exam. With the help of GATE previous years question papers, candidates will be able to know the GATE 2020 Exam Pattern including the type of questions that will be asked in the exam, weightage of topics, marking scheme, duration etc.

    GATE 2019 Question Papers with Answer Keys

    Aerospace Engineering (AE)
    Question PaperAnswer Key

    Agricultural Engineering (AG)

    Question PaperAnswer Key

    Architecture and Planning (AR)

    Question PaperAnswer Key

    Biotechnology (BT)

    Question PaperAnswer Key

    Civil Engineering (CE)

    Question Paper 1Answer Key
    Question Paper 2Answer Key

    Chemical Engineering (CH)

    Question PaperAnswer Key

    Computer Science and Information Technology (CS)

    Question PaperAnswer Key

    Chemistry (CY)

    Question PaperAnswer Key

    Electronics and Communication Engineering (EC) 

    Question PaperAnswer Key

    Electrical Engineering (EE)

    Question PaperAnswer Key

    Ecology and Evolution (EY)

    Question PaperAnswer Key

    Geology and Geophysics (GG)

    Question PaperAnswer Key

    Instrumentation Engineering (IN)

    Question PaperAnswer Key

    Mathematics (MA)

    Question PaperAnswer Key

    Mechanical Engineering (ME)

    Question Paper 1Answer Key
    Question Paper 2Answer Key

    Mining Engineering (MN)

    Question PaperAnswer Key

    Metallurgical Engineering (MT)

    Question PaperAnswer Key

    Petroleum Engineering (PE)

    Question PaperAnswer Key

    Physics (PH)

    Question PaperAnswer Key

    Production and Industrial Engineering (PI)

    Question PaperAnswer Key

    Statistics (ST)

    Question PaperAnswer Key

    Textile Engineering and Fibre Science (TF)

    Question PaperAnswer Ke

    Engineering Sciences (XE-A, B, C, D, E, F, G, H)

    Question PaperAnswer Key

    Life Sciences (XL-P, Q, R, S, T, U)

    Question PaperAnswer Key

    GATE 2018 Question Papers with Answer Keys

    Aerospace Engineering (AE)

    Question PaperAnswer Key

    Agricultural Engineering (AG)

    Question PaperAnwer Key

    Architecture and Planning (AR)

    Question PaperAnswer Key

     Biotechnology (BT)

    Quesion PaperAnswer Key

    Civil Engineering (CE)

    Question Paper 1Answer Key
    Question Paper 2Answer Key

    Chemical Engineering (CH)

    Question PaperAnswer Key

    Computer Science and Information Technology (CS)

    Question PaperAnwer Key

    Chemistry (CY)

    Qustion PaperAnswer Key

    Electronics and Communication Engineering (EC) 

    Question PaperAnswer Key

    Electrical Engineering (EE)

    Question PaperAnswer Key

    Ecology and Evolution (EY)

    Question PaperAnswer Key

    Geology and Geophysics (GG)

    Qestion PaperAnswer Key

    Instrumentation Engineering (IN)

    Question PaperAnswer Key

    Mathematics (MA)

    Question PaperAnswer Key

    Mechanical Engineering (ME)

    Question Paper 1Answer Key
    Question Paper 2Answer Key

    Mining Engineering (MN)

    Question PaperAnswer Key

    Metallurgical Engineering (MT)

    Question PaperAnswer Key

    Petroleum Engineering (PE)

    Question PaperAnswer Key

    Physics (PH)

    Question PaperAnswer Key

    Production and Industrial Engineering (PI)

    Question PaperAnswer Key

    Textile Engineering and Fibre Science (TF)

    Question PaperAnswer Key

    Engineering Sciences (XE)

    Engineering Mathematics (XE-A)Question PaperAnswer Key
    Fluid Mechanics (XE-B)Question Paper
    Materials Science (XE-C)Question Paper
    Solid Mechanics (XE-D)Question Paper
    Thermodynamics (XE-E)Question Paper
    Polymer Science and Engineering (XE-F)Question Paper
    Food Technology (XE-G)Question Paper
    Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences (XE-H)Question Paper

    Life Sciences (XL)

    Chemistry (XL-P)Question PaperAnswer Key
    Biochemistry (XL-Q)Qestion Paper
    Botany (XL-R)Question Paper
    Microbiology (XL-S)Question Paper
    Zoology (XL-T)Question Paper
    Food Technology (XL-U)Question Paper

    How to Download GATE Previous Years Question Papers

    The steps to download GATE Previous Years Question Papers are mentioned below:

    • Click on the link for GATE Previous Year Question Papers available on this page.

    • The Question Papers have been listed for each disciplines/subjects.

    • Once you click on the link, you will be directed to a new page.

    • A PDF file will open

    • Download the GATE Previous Year Question Papers for practice.

    • To check the answers, candidates can also refer to the GATE Answer key.

    Advantages of Solving GATE Previous Years Question Papers

    Those who download the GATE previous year question papers will have the following advantages:

    • By solving GATE Previous Years Question Papers, the candidates will identify important topics and weightage for that particular paper.

    • With the help of GATE previous years question papers, candidates will have an idea about the types of questions asked in the entrance exam.

    • By attempting the GATE question papers of previous years on a regular basis, candidates will be able to improve their speed, efficiency and time management skills and analyse their weak areas.

    • The GATE Question Papers give a complete picture of the exam pattern. It also helps candidates in understanding the marking scheme of each section and questions.

    • One of the biggest advantages of solving the GATE papers is that you get a clear view of the type of questions to expect in the exam and how to prepare for them.

    Preparation Tips for GATE 2020

    One of the best ways to prepare for the GATE 2020 exam is to solve previous years question papers. In order to prepare well, candidates must go through the GATE 2020 Exam Pattern and GATE 2020 Syllabus. It will help candidates know about the section-wise distribution of questions, marking scheme and the important topics. Apart from the GATE previous year question papers, candidates can also regularly practice the GATE Mock Tests. It will help candidates analyse their performance and get the right framework for the examination.

    Candidates can also explore the following options to boost their preparation for the upcoming GATE 2020 examination.

    How to Prepare

    Paper Analysis

    GATE Mock Test

    Best Books for GATE

    GATE Previous Year Question Papers FAQs

    1. When should a candidate start solving GATE previous year question papers?

    Ans: The best time to start preparing for GATE with the help of the GATE previous year question papers is one month prior to the commencement of the exam. 

    2. Can an M.Tech pursuing student apply for GATE?

    Ans: Yes, students currently pursuing their M.Tech can also apply for GATE but the rule dictates the applicants to upload their degree certificate during filling up the GATE application form.

    3. Can a student with a B.Sc Three-Year degree apply for GATE?

    Ans: No, only those who have completed their B.Sc Four-Year degree course can apply for GATE.

    4. What is the maximum age limit to apply for GATE?

    Ans: There is no maximum age limit to apply for GATE.

    5. Can a student with a graduation degree from distance mode apply for GATE?

    Ans: Students who have completed their graduation from distance mode can apply for GATE if the course on the basis of which they are applying is AICTE recognised

    ADMIT CARD

    ADMIT CARD

    Admit Card

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    GATE 2020 Admit Card (Releasing on January 03)

    The GATE 2020 admit card will be released by IIT Delhi in online mode, which is also the conducting body of the exam. It must be noted that GATE admit card 2020 will be issued only to those who successfully filled GATE Application Form 2019. To download the GATE 2020 admit card online, candidates will have to log in with their registration details, which includes Enrollment ID and Password.

    GATE 2020 admit card is going to be released on January 03, 2020. Keep checking this page for the latest updates on GATE admit card 2020. You can download the admit card of GATE 2020 directly from here. 

    GATE 2020 is going to be conducted by IIT Delhi for the candidates who wish to take admission in M.E./M.Tech/Ph.D and many other engineering courses offered at prestigious institutes of the country. The admit card of GATE 2020 will include exam related and candidate-specific details like – date of exam, time of the exam, registration number of the candidate, name of the candidate, venue/centre details and important instructions about the exam. Before downloading the GATE 2020 hall ticket, candidates must validate all the details printed on it.

    Note: On the day of the exam, candidates must remember to take their 2020 GATE admit card along with an original photo ID proof.

    Important Dates Related to GATE Admit Card 2020

    Some of the important dates related to GATE 2020 admit card is mentioned below. The purpose of providing the important GATE 2020 admit card dates is to help the candidates prepare themselves for the release of the admit card of GATE 2020:

    EventsDates
    GATE 2020 Admit Card release date3rd January 2020
    GATE 2020
  • 1st February 2020
  • 2nd February 2020
  • 8th February 2020
  • 9th February 2020
  • Announcement of GATE 2020 Result16th March 2020

    How to Download GATE Admit Card 2020

    IIT Delhi will release the GATE 2020 admit card in online mode. By following the below mentioned steps, test-takers will be able to download their GATE 2020 admit card/hall ticket.

    Step 1: To access the GATE 2020 admit card, visit the official website of GATE.

    Step 2: Click on the link that displays, “Download GATE 2020 Admit Card”.

    Step 3: After clicking on the link, enter GATE login credentials – Enrollment ID/registered E-mail ID, Password and Security Text.

    Step 4: Click on the ‘Submit’ tab.

    Step 5: GATE 2020 admit card will be displayed on the screen.

    Step 6: Download and save the GATE 2020 admit card.

    Step 7: Verify the filled details before printing the GATE admit card.

    Step 8: Take a colored printout of the GATE admit card for future use.

    Highlights of GATE Admit Card 2020

    By following the table given below, candidates can know all the relevant details about the GATE admit card. Check here.

    Particulars 

    Details

    GATE 2020 admit card will be available on 

    3rd January 2020

    GATE admit card can be downloaded from

    GATE Online Application Processing System (GOAPS)

    Documents to be carried along with GATE admit card

    Original Photo ID with its Photocopy

    Details Mentioned on Admit Card

    Name, Enrollment ID, Test Center, Test Date & Time, Paper Code, Category

    In case of Discrepancy, contact

    044-22578200 | GATE2020@iitm.ac.in

    Important Instructions Before Printing GATE Admit Card 2020

    Before downloading and printing the GATE 2020 admit card/hall ticket, candidates must follow the important instructions given below:

    • GATE 2020 Registration number must be clearly mentioned on the GATE 2020 admit card.

    • Candidates must verify all the details given on the GATE 2020 admit card.

    • Candidates’ Photograph and Signature should be clear and legible.

    • Candidates’ Signature on the day of the exam and in the GATE 2020 hall ticket should be the same.

    • In case a candidate finds any discrepancy in his/her admit card, then it must be immediately reported to the concerned authority.

    Details Mentioned on GATE 2020 Admit Card

    Following details will be mentioned on the GATE 2020 admit card: 

    • Candidates’ Registration number

    • GATE Exam date

    • Name of the candidate

    • GATE exam duration

    • Photograph of candidate

    • Signature of candidate

    • Test Day Instructions

    • GATE Paper or Code

    • Detailed exam centre address 

    ID Proofs Required with GATE 2020 Admit Card

    For identification purposes, candidates will be required to carry their photo identification proofs in original along with their GATE 2020 admit card. It must be noted that if any candidate fails to carry his/her original ID proof, then he/she will not be allowed inside the exam hall.

    Below is the list of ID proofs that candidates must carry along with GATE 2020 hall ticket:

    Photo IDs for Indian Candidates:

    • PAN Card, Driving License, Passport, Voter ID, Aadhaar card, College ID or Employee ID.

    Photo IDs for International Candidates:

    • A valid Government-issued ID

    • Passport

    • Employee ID

    • College ID

    Steps to Retrieve GATE 2020 Enrollment ID and Password

    If a candidate forgets his/her Enrollment ID and Password for GATE 2020, he/she can follow the steps given below to retrieve the GATE 2020 Enrolment ID and Password:

    For Enrollment ID:

    • In case of Enrollment ID, click on “Forgot Enrollment ID”.

    • Enter your registered mobile number.

    • GATE 2020 Enrollment ID will be sent to the registered mobile number and E-mail ID.

    For Password:

    • Click on “Request for OTP” to get One Time Password.

    • One Time Password will be sent to your registered mobile number.

    • After entering the OTP, you will be able to reset your password.

    Discrepancy in GATE 2020 Admit Card

    Both humans and computers are prone to errors and thus the candidates might find discrepancies in their admit card of GATE 2020. In such a case, it must be reported to the concerned authority immediately. The authority holds no responsibility to inform the candidates. Hence, it is advised to the candidates to double-check all the information before submitting the form.

    FAQS on GATE Admit Card 2020

    Question: How will I get my GATE admit card?

    Answer: Candidates will be able to download GATE admit card online from the official website of GATE 2020.

    Note: GATE admit cards will not be sent by email/post or any other offline mode. 

    Question: Which documents should I carry along with the GATE admit card?

    Answer: Candidates must carry PAN Card, Driving License, Voter ID, Passport, College ID, Employee ID Card, Aadhaar UID, or a Notarized Affidavit with Photo, Signature, Date of Birth and Residential Address along with the GATE admit card.

    Question: Till when should I keep the GATE 2020 admit card?

    Answer: Yes, candidates will be required to retain the GATE admit card until the completion of GATE admission process.

    Question: Can I bring the soft copy of GATE admit card in mobile phone/tablet/laptop?

    Answer: Candidates must carry a hardcopy of the GATE admit card on the day of the exam. No soft-copy of the hall ticket is allowed inside the exam hall.

    HOW TO APPLY

    HOW TO APPLY

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    GATE 2020 Application Form (Closing on October 05)

    GATE application form 2019 is available until October 05, 2019, for the candidates who are yet to submit the same. Candidates filling GATE application form 2020 from September 28 to October 05 can do the same by paying a late fee of Rs. 500. IIT Delhi has released the GATE 2020 application form in online mode. In order to apply for the exam, applicants will have to register at the official website of GATE, i.e. http://gate.iitd.ac.in/idates.php. IIT Delhi, which is the organizing institute for GATE 2020, also allows the candidates to make corrections in their GATE 2020 application form. It is mandatory to check the eligibility criteria of GATE 2020 before applying for the GATE 2020 exam as the GATE 2020 application forms for ineligible candidates will be rejected.

    The registration for GATE 2020 is done only through the official website, i.e., GATE Online Application Processing System or GOAPS. While filling the GATE 2020 application form, valid information about the personal, academic and contact details has to be submitted by the candidates. The required application fee also has to be paid through online mode. Premier and top technical institutes in India accept GATE score for admission to postgraduate and Ph.D. engineering programmes. 

    Note: GATE score is mandatory to secure jobs in Public Sector Undertakings (PSUs). 

    GATE 2020 Application Dates

    EventsImportant Dates
    Commencement of GATE 2020 Registration through GOAPS31st August 2019
    Last date to submit GATE application form 202028th September 2019 (Dates Extended)
    Last date to fill the GATE application form with late fee of Rs. 5005th October 2019
    Last Date for Requesting Change of Examination City15th November 2019
    GATE 2020 Examination
  • 1st February 2020
  • 2nd February 2020
  • 8th February 2020
  • 9th February 2020
  • Documents Required for Filling GATE Application 2020

    Check out the list of documents that the applicants keep ready while filling up the GATE 2020 online application form:

    • A scanned copy of photograph and signature of the candidate.

    • Valid Photo ID such as Aadhaar Card/Passport/Driving License/PAN Card/Voter ID/College ID/Employee Identification Card/Notarized Affidavit with Photo, Signature, Date of Birth and Residential Address.

    • For foreign applicants required a Passport/ Govt. Issued ID/College ID/Employee ID will be the valid ID proofs.

    • Degree Certificate/Provisional Certificate/Course Completion Certificate.

    • Copy of Mark Sheet of the 5th /6th /7th semester.

    • Final year students must submit Provisional Certificate Letter as per format issued by the Home of Institute/Dean/Registrar/Head of Dept.

    • Candidates in the final year of AMIE have to submit their mark sheet for Section A of AMIE in case of professional equivalent qualifications.

    • Caste Certificate (if applicable) as per given format.

    • Disability or PwD Certificate (if applicable).

    • Candidates pursuing a higher degree or masters have to submit the qualifying degree certificate.

    • Candidates with backlogs have to upload a copy of the mark sheet of the final year issued by the institute where they are studying.

    • Net banking/credit card/debit card details for payment of the fee.

    Step by Step Process to Apply for GATE 2020

    In order to apply for GATE 2020, candidates will have to follow certain steps if they want to complete the entire process in a systematic and correct manner. The registration process for GATE 2020 involves the following stages: Registration,  GOAPS Password, GOAPS Enrolment ID,  Application Filling and Uploading Images and Supporting Documents, Online Fee Payment, etc.

    How to Apply for GATE

    step 1Registration
    step 2Fill The Application
    Step 3Uploading Documents
    Step 4Priview Application
    Step 5Payment of Fees
    Step 6Submit Application form

    Step1: Registration through GOAPS:

    • Visit the official website of GATE.

    • Register as “New User” and proceed as mentioned in the guide. 

    • After successful registration, they will get access to GOAPS with the credentials they entered such name, valid email ID and mobile number.

    • International candidates must note that any contact with the candidate will be done only through the provided e-mail ID.

    Note: The email ID and mobile number submitted must be valid in nature because all communication related to the examination will be sent through this medium.

    • After providing all details like a valid email address, mobile number and a GOAPS password of their choice.

    GOAPS Password:

    • While creating the password, the applicants must note that they should create the password, which cannot be guessed easily.

    • It is advisable for applicants not to use their name, date of birth or easily guessable string of alphabets or numbers.

    • Try creating a password that has numbers, alphabets and special characters.

    • Confirm the registration.

    GOAPS Enrolment ID:

    • After the successful registration, the candidates receive an email that contains the GOAPS Enrolment ID.

    • The Enrolment ID is necessary to log in for filling the online application form for GATE 2020.

    Step 2: Filling GATE 2020 Application Process:

    • Next, applicants had to fill the application form of GATE 2020 with Personal information including Name, Date of Birth and other requisite information,

    • Click on ‘Start the GATE 2020 Application Process’ tab.

    • Personal Details: Name,Date of Birth, Gender, Nationality, Category, A person with Disability Status and Dyslexia Status, Country of Permanent Residence, State/Union Territory, Select ID Proof and Enter ID Proof Number, Name of Parent/Guardian (stick to the specifications) ,Country of Residence of Parent/Guardian, Mobile Number of Parent/Guardian etc.

      •  Address details for communication purpose (PIN code mandatory)

    • Eligibility details, i.e. previous education details: Name of the college where the candidate had completed UG degree. The candidates must also specify the address of the college along with PIN code.

      • Before filling the application form, the candidates must have clarity on the GATE paper and examination center.

    Step 3: Uploading of Scanned Documents:

    In this step, candidates have to upload their scanned recent photograph, signature and other documents (if required) according to the specifications mentioned by the exam conducting authorities. 

    • High quality scanned image (JPEG format) of photograph and signature.

    • Thumb impression as per the specified requirements.

    • Scanned images (JPEG format) of degree certificates/ mark sheets

    • Scanned copy of category certificate (if applicable) in PDF format.

    Specifications of Scanned Documents for GATE Application Form

    Documents

    Dimensions

    Format

    Photograph

    Dimension: 3.5 cm x 4.5 cm

    Maximum Resolution: 480 x 640 pixels

    Minimum Resolution: 240 x 320 pixels

    JPEG

    Signature

    Maximum Resolution: 160 x 560 pixels

    Minimum Resolution: 80 x 280 pixels

    JPEG

    After uploading the documents, read the declaration and click on the ‘ checkbox’ to proceed to the fee payment.

    Step 4: Preview of Application Form:

    • Before proceeding to online fee payment, the server will display the preview of the GATE 2020 application form.

    • No changes will be allowed once candidates click on ‘Confirm and Final Submit’ button.

    • All candidates are advised to thoroughly check their submitted information for any mistakes.

    • Click on “Confirm and Submit”.

    Step 5: Payment of Fees:

    • The payment of fees has to be done through online mode such as net banking/debit card/credit card. 

    • After the payment is done, the candidates will be redirected to the GOAPS website. 

    • The details for the application fee are given below.

    Note: The application fee of GATE 2020 varies for Indian nationals and International candidates.

    GATE 2020 Application Fee

    The application fee of GATE 2020 varies category-wise. The following table lists the GATE 2020 application fee for different categories.

    For exam cities in India
    CategoryApplication Fee (INR) Fee during the extended period (INR )
    Female candidates750 1250
    SC / ST / PwD7501250
    Others1500Rs 2000
    For exam cities in foreign countries
    CategoryApplication Fee (USD) Fee during the extended period (USD)
    In Addis Ababa, Colombo, Dhaka, Kathmandu50 70
    In Dubai, Singapore10020

    Step 6: Submission of Application Form 2020:

    • After payment, the application form of GATE 2020 will be successfully submitted through GOAPS.

    • Download it and take a print out of the filled application form and keep it for your own reference.

    GATE 2020 Online Application Correction

    The GATE 2020 application correction window for registered candidates will be available from September 2019 in online mode. However, not all information is open to changes. The last date for correcting the mistakes in the GATE 2020 application form will be mentioned on the online notification sheet. In order to make changes, candidates must send an email to their respective zonal office.

    The following details can be edited before paying the application fee-

    • Communication Address, Academic Details, Date of Birth, Gender and Category can be corrected.

    • The correct document defining the category status can also be.

    The following changes that cannot be made in the submitted GATE Application Form:

    • The E-mail Id mentioned by the candidate

    • Phone Number is given by the candidate

    • Paper for attending GATE 2020.

    Since the details mentioned-above cannot be edited, in case the mistake is made then applicants have to re-apply for GATE 2020 with a new E-mail ID and Phone Number. It must be noted that the previous application fee will not be refunded.

    GATE 2020 Correction of Exam Centers

    Candidates applying for GATE 2020 must also know that they can now change the exam city and appear at the centre that suits them. This process can be done once the Application Procedure is complete and processed for further proceedings of GATE 2020. The provisions for the same has started and the ones interested can now make the relevant changes. The test takers can download the form released by Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Delhi for making the changes in the exam city. A requisite amount is also to be paid along with the desired correction. The form was released on November 2019 and is about to end soon. Therefore, candidates who wish to make changes must not wait further as the window once closed will not be opened again. No further changes will then be entertained with respect to exam centres.

    GATE 2020 Application Status

    The authorities are scrutinizing the submitted GATE 2020 application form for data accuracy. If any discrepancy is found, the candidates will be notified via email or SMS. The scrutiny process will continue even after the application portal is closed.

    Candidates will be able to check their status after logging into their GOAPS account. It is important to rectify the discrepancies within the allotted time otherwise the application form will get rejected. 

    What is the Use of Identity Proof for GATE 2019 Application Process?

    Valid identity proof is a very important document that the candidates must carry along with their GATE 2020 admit card otherwise, the candidates will not be allowed to sit in the GATE 2020 entrance exam. Also, while filling up the GATE 2020 online application form, the candidates have to provide a valid identity document which will confirm their identity. The candidates may provide any of the following documents as valid identity proof:

    • PAN Card

    • Passport

    • Aadhar Card

    • Voter Card

    • Driving License

    • College identity card

    The candidates are expected to carry their original identity card which has been issued by a competent authority. The foreign students have to carry either a Government Issued ID card, valid Passport, Employee Identity card or College Identity card as an identity proof along with the admit card for GATE 2019.

    List of Rejected Candidates for GATE 2020

    For the reference of the candidates, IIT Delhi will release a list of candidates whose GATE 2020 applications have been rejected on the official website of GATE 2020, i.e gate.iitm.ac.in. The list that is released comprises of two types of candidates – candidates not meeting eligibility requirements and the other whose provided information will be found to be duplicate. As already announced in the GATE 2020 brochure, it should be noted that for such candidates, no application fee will be refunded and no admit card for GATE 2020 will be generated/released. Additionally, a list of enrollment IDs of the candidates whose applications are provisionally accepted will also be released by IIT Delhi. 

    Note: According to the official brochure, “If a candidate takes more than one application for the same paper, he/she will be allowed to appear in any one session only. One of the duplicate/triplicate applications will be considered and the remaining applications will be rejected without any refund of application fee”.

    Check the list of Duplicate Candidates Rejected

    FAQs on GATE 2020 Application Process

    1. For how many GATE papers can I apply?

    A candidate can apply for only one of the 24 papers listed on the official website of GATE 2020. The choice of the appropriate paper is the responsibility of the candidate. Some guidelines in this respect are suggested below.

    1. The candidate is expected to appear in a paper appropriate to the discipline of his/her qualifying degree.

    2. The candidate is, however, free to choose any paper according to his/her admission plan, keeping in mind the eligibility criteria of the institutions in which he/she is seeking admission.

    2. I am facing difficulty while uploading my signature. I have followed all the guidelines defined by the GATE authorities. What should I do now?

    Check the format in which you are trying to upload the document. Also, check the size and also do not resize the file.

    3. Can I change my choice of the subject after submission of the GATE 2020 application form?

    Once the candidate submits an application form of GATE 2020, the subject chosen for the GATE 2020 in the application form can not be changed. In fact, after the submission of one form, if another form is found with another subject mentioned in it, then the second form of the same applicant would be cancelled or considered disqualified.  

    4. Am I permitted to change my category after submission of the GATE 2020 application form?

    There is an option to change the category of the candidate for GATE 2020, but this change can be done till 4th November 2020. After this day, no such changes can be made or can be entertained at all by the exam conducting body. 

    5. Will I be able to change the examination city after submission of one GATE 2020 application form?

    After the last date of submission of GATE 2020 application form, a window will be allocated for ‘Change of Examination Centres’. This request will be entertained against payment for a certain period of time which will be mentioned on the official website of GATE 2020. 

    6. Will the authority provide a “magnified question paper” for visual impairment?

    Visually disabled candidates are requested to contact the GATE Institute Representative as soon as they enter the examination centre. The representative and the invigilator would arrange for the magnified question paper for the visually handicapped candidates.

     

     

    ANSWER KEYS

    ANSWER KEYS

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    GATE 2020 Answer Key

    The GATE 2020 answer key will be released by IIT Delhi on the exam’s official website. The answer keys for GATE 2020 and question papers will be available set-wise at gate.iitm.ac.in. Candidates can now calculate their probable scores by comparing their answers with the GATE 2020 answer keys. By calculating their probable scores, candidates will get an idea of their chances of admission in the desired institute. For calculating the probable score, GATE candidates must use the GATE 2020 marking scheme prescribed in the GATE 2020 Exam Pattern. 

    Candidates will also get the opportunity to challenge the GATE 2020 answer key within a specific time span. They will have to pay an amount of Rs 500 to do so. It is to be noted that all the objections made by the candidates should be supported by valid documents. If the objections are found to be valid a fresh answer key will be released by the examination conducting authority. Incase the objections are not justifiable by documents, they will be considered to be null and void. Apart from this, examination authority i.e IIT Delhi will also release the response sheet for all the papers by the second week of February 2020. All the candidates who appear in the entrance will be able to access the response sheets by entering certain credentials such as enrollment ID/email address and password. 

    CollegeDekho has provided all the detailed  information related to GATE 2020 answer key and response sheet in the sections below.

    GATE 2020 Answer Key- Important Dates

    The important dates of GATE 2020 answer key are given as follows:

    EventsDates
    GATE 2020 Exam Date
  • 1st February 2020
  • 2nd February 2020
  • 8th February 2020
  • 9th February 2020
  • GATE 2020 Answer KeysTo be Released
    GATE 2020 Exam Result16th March 2020

    Steps to Download GATE 2020 Answer Key

    Given below are a few steps that can help candidates download the answer key of GATE 2020:

    • Visit the official website of GATE 2020 (gate.iitm.ac.in).
    • On the homepage, you will be able to see a link that says ‘To view GATE 2020 Question Papers and Answer Keys Click here’
    • Once you click on ‘Click here’, you will be taken to a page where Question Papers and Final Answer Keys for all the papers will be available.
    • On clicking the links, PDFs will open where the required Question Papers and Answer Keys will be available.
    • With the help of the GATE 2020 question papers and answer keys, candidates will be able to compare their answers and calculate their scores.

    Steps to Challenge GATE Answer Key 2020

    Candidates who are unhappy with the solutions given in the GATE 2020 answer key will be able to challenge it on proper grounds. Given below are the steps which have to be followed in order to do so:

    • Candidates are required to click on the link to challenge GATE 2020 answer key.

    • They should then choose the “Contest Answer Key” option on the web page of the entrance.

    • Nextly, the candidates will be redirected to the payment gateway.

    • Payment of Rs 500 through the online mode. It is to be noted that the NRI candidates will have to pay US $ 10.

    • Candidates will have to correctly enter the question numbers which they want to challenge.

    • They should attach the necessary documents before submitting the objection.

    Note: The documents uploaded by the candidates should be in the prescribed format. 

    Steps to Check GATE 2020 Response Sheet

    Along with the answer key, candidates will also be able to download GATE 2020 response sheet. The steps to check it are being provided below:

    • Candidates should login to the GATE Online Application Processing System (GOAPS).

    • They will have to enter certain personal credentials such as date of birth, registration id and enrollment number or email id.

    • Then the candidates should click on the “view response sheet” to view the response sheet for GATE 2020. 

    • Nextly, they will be able to see the response sheet on screen.

    • It is advisable for the candidates to download the response sheet in Pdf format.

    Purpose of GATE 2020 Answer Key

    The major purpose for the release of GATE 2020 answer key has been provided in the pointers below:

    • The answer key is released to increase the level of transparency in the admission process through GATE 2020. It also helps in lessening down the unwanted penalization of the candidates.

    • It also provides the candidates with the scope of challenging the answer key released by the examination authority within the given time span.

    • As mentioned earlier, the examination authority pays proper heed to the objections if can be justified with proper documents.

    Calculation of Probable Score Using GATE 2020 Answer Key

    For calculating the probable score, applicants must follow the marking scheme as prescribed in the GATE 2020 Exam Pattern. Candidate can follow the steps given here to calculate the probable score:

    • Firstly, calculate the total number of correct attempts and allocate the marks accordingly and then calculate the overall correct answer marks.

    • After this, the candidate has to calculate the total negative marks for incorrect answers/efforts. 

    • It must be noted that only MCQs has negative marking. There is no negative marking for NAT questions in GATE 2020 examination.

    Total Marks = Total marks secured for the correct response- Negative marks for the incorrect response.

    Marking Scheme of GATE 2020

    Take a quick glance at the marking scheme of GATE 2020 provided in the table below: 

    CategoryCorrect AnswerIncorrect Answer
    MCQs (Multiple Choice Questions)1 marks (1 x number of correct answers)1/3 (1/3 x number of wrong answers)
    2 marks (2 x number of correct answers)2/3 (2/3 x number of wrong answers)
    NAT (Numerical Answer Type)1 marksNo Negative Marking
    2 marksNo Negative Marking

     

     

    MOCK TEST

    MOCK TEST

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    GATE 2020 Mock Test

    GATE 2020 Mock Tests will be released by IIT Delhi on its official website. IIT Delhi will organize the Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering, known for the candidates aspiring to get admission in Master’s programmes in engineering as well as for those interested in recruitment by PSUs. Therefore, candidates who are preparing for the same must take the mock test for GATE 2020 for the best preparation and become familiar with the GATE exam pattern. The GATE 2020 mock test will be a simulation of the actual test, which means that all the functionalities will be similar to the actual test including marking scheme, distribution of questions, and nature of questions, etc.

    Mock tests for 2020 GATE exam will help the candidates by giving them the opportunity to revise the GATE 2020 syllabus well before the actual examination. The questions asked in the 2020 mock test papers for GATE will also give candidates an insight into the possible difficulty level of the exam. Basically, mock tests help candidates analyze their level of preparation. They also help candidates identify the areas where they’re weak and need to work on.

    The GATE mock test links for 2020 are active for all the subjects i.e. Aerospace Engineering, Agricultural Engineering, Architecture and Planning, Biotechnology, Civil Engineering, Chemical Engineering, Computer Science and Information Technology, Chemistry, Electronics and Communication Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Ecology and Evolution, Geology and Geophysics, Instrumentation Engineering, Mathematics, Mechanical Engineering, Mining Engineering, Metallurgical Engineering, Petroleum Engineering, Physics, Production and Industrial Engineering, Textile Engineering and Fibre Science, Engineering Sciences and Life Sciences.

    GATE 2020 Mock Test Series at Collegekampus

    The series of GATE 2020 Mock Test has been released. The link of the GATE 2020 mock test has been given here for the applicants to practise.

    Click Here to Take GATE Mock Test on the Official Website of GATE

    GATE Subject-Wise Mock Test Series

    How to Access GATE Mock Test with Solutions

    The steps to access the GATE mock test 2020 are mentioned below:

    • Click on the link given above.

    • You will be redirected to the login page.

    • Register or login with the credentials asked such as Name, Email ID, Date of Birth and Password.

    • After successful login, you will be redirected to the mock test page.

    • Click on ‘Start the test’ tab and proceed further.

    • After successfully completing the test, click on the ‘Submit’ tab.

    • Once you submit the exam, your score will be displayed on the screen.

    Importance of GATE Mock Test

    • Mock tests will help the applicants revise the entire syllabus and clear their basic concepts.

    • By practicing mock tests, candidates will be able to finish their actual paper in time.

    • Another advantage of practicing the GATE mock test is that candidates will be able to identify their weaknesses and strengths.

    • Taking mock tests also reduces the fear of examination.

    • Also, taking mock tests can help improve candidates’ understanding of the nature of questions, and they also get an idea of how much time does it take to solve each section.

    Quick Look at GATE Exam Pattern and Marking Scheme

    A quick look at the GATE 2020 exam pattern will reveal that:

    • GATE 2020 will be conducted for 24 subjects (papers) with 3 sections namely:

      • General Aptitude,

      • Engineering Mathematics,

      • the specific subject of the paper

    • The question paper will include 2 types of questions – MCQs (Multiple Choice Questions) & NAT (Numerical Answer Type)

    • In all the papers, there will be a total of 65 questions carrying 100 marks, out of which 10 questions carrying a total of 15 marks will be on General Aptitude (GA).

    • In the papers having the codes AE, AG, BT, CE, CH, CS, EC, EE, IN, ME, MN, MT, PE, PI, TF and XE, the Engineering Mathematics is mandatory and will carry 15% of the total marks.

      • The questions based on the specific subject of the exam have 70% of the total weightage (70 marks).

      • The remaining part of GATE Question Paper includes General Aptitude questions carrying 15% of the total marks.

    • In the papers having the codes AR, CY, EY, GG, MA, PH and XL, the General Aptitude section carries 15% of the total marks.

      • The remaining 85% of the total marks will be based on the subject of the paper.

    • There is no negative marking for a wrong answer in NAT questions.

    • The GATE 2020 will be of 180 minutes duration.

    About GATE

    GATE is a national-level engineering entrance test for admission into M.Tech/ Ph.D. programmes offered at IITs, NITs, and IISc Bangalore, etc. The exam is conducted annually by IISc and 7 IITs (Bombay, Delhi, Madras, Kanpur, Kharagpur, Guwahati and Roorkee) on a rotational basis.

    COLLEGE PREDICTOR

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    Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering College Predictor 2020

    Did you appear for the popular Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering this year? Want to know which college you can get into basis the GATE Marks secured by you? Well, don’t worry, you have landed at the right platform. CollegeDekho team brings to you the GATE College Predictor wherein you can provide details of the category you belong to along with your GATE rank. We will help you predict your college so that you have a fair idea of the chances of getting the course and college of your choice. Get started now! Good luck!

    COACHING INSITUTE

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    Best Coaching Institutes for GATE 2020

    Preparing for GATE 2020? Feel the need to have some expert guidance? CollegeKampus has compiled a list of some of the best coaching institutes for GATE 2020. While some applicants prefer self-study, there are many who choose to approach coaching institutes for guidance from experts. There are many coaching institutes for GATE across the country that can provide the required guidance to candidates in order to achieve success in the examination.  

    GATE exam is one of the sought after examination among engineering and science graduates. Every year, many applicants prepare for this exam for admission into postgraduate programmes or to get shortlisted for recruitment in PSUs. After the entrance exam is concluded, GATE 2020 scores are used by the GATE participating institutes for admission into M.E., M.Tech, MS, and Direct Ph.D. programmes across the country.

    How to Choose a GATE Coaching Institute

    Before joining a GATE coaching institute, applicants must take the following factors into consideration:

    • Candidates must go through the feedback, related to their study material, and test series etc. of the coaching center.

    • The location of the coaching center also matters. Candidates should opt for coaching centers which are closer to where they live as it will save their traveling effort, time and money.

    • Before selecting a coaching institute, candidates must know about the fee structure of the coaching institute.

    • Before joining any coaching center, candidates should also have a fair idea of the quality of teaching and faculty members.

    • Infrastructure, safety, and assurance are also essential factors that must be kept in mind when choosing a coaching center.

    Top Coaching Institutes in India for GATE Entrance Preparation

    Some of the top coaching institutes in India that prepare students for GATE entrance exams are listed below:

    Made EasyThe Gate Academy
    ACE Engineering AcademyBrilliant Tutorials
    GateForumEngineers Zone Education Pvt Ltd
    Engineers AcademyPathfinder Academy Pvt Ltd
    T.I.M.E.Vani Institute

    Top Coaching Institutes for GATE in Delhi NCR

    The Gate Coach, New Delhi

    IES Academy, Delhi

    Engineers Institute of India, New Delhi, India

    GATE Forum, Coaching For GATE In New Delhi

    Made Easy, Institute For GATE In New Delhi

    BrainStorm Achiever, Hauz Khas, Delhi

    Top Coaching Institutes for GATE in Kolkata, West Bengal

    OPUS, West Bengal

    Vani Institute, Kolkata

    Edufoster, Kolkata

    Gateforum, Kolkata

    The Gate Academy, Kolkata

     MADE EASY, Kolkata

    Triumphant Institute of Management Education Pvt. Ltd. (T.I.M.E.), Kolkata

    The Joydeb Sir Classes, Kolkata

    Top Coaching Institutes for GATE in Mumbai, Maharashtra

    The Gate Academy, Thane

    ProGATE GATE Coaching Vashi, Mumbai

    IES Coaching (Elite Academy)

    Rao IIT Academy, Mumbai

    Vidyalankar Classes, Mumbai

    Career Avenues, Mumbai

    Vijay Shekhar Academy, Mumbai

    Top Coaching Institutes for GATE Chennai, Tamil Nadu

    IES GATE Academy, Chennai, Tamil Nadu

    Ram Institute of Technology (RIT), Chennai

     

    The GATE Academy, Chennai

    GATE PATHSHALA Educational Services LLP, Chennai

    Sputnik Engineering Academy, Chennai

    Triumphant Institute of Management Education Pvt. Ltd. (T.I.M.E.), Chennai

    S.K. Academy, Chennai

    Top Coaching Institutes for GATE in Bangalore, Karnataka

    The GATE Academy, Jayanagar, Bangalore, Karnataka

    CSIR-IIT – Best GATE Coaching and Training Center in Bangalore

     

    FIITJEE Hebbal, Bengaluru, Karnataka

    Vani Institute, Bangalore

    IITians GATE CLASSES: GATE Aerospace| Mechanical| Electronics| Electrical Coaching, Bengaluru

    ACE Engineering Academy Bangalore Malleshwaram

    IITians GATE CLASSES, Bengaluru, Karnataka

    Top Coaching Institutes for GATE in Jaipur, Rajasthan

    The GATE Academy, Jaipur

    Rinchtar classes, Jaipur

    Engineering Career Tutorial, Jaipur

    Gateforum | GATE Coaching in Jaipur

    Engineering Masters, Jaipur

    ICE Gate Institute, Jaipur

    Top Coaching Institutes for GATE in Hyderabad, Telangana

    Vani Institute, Hyderabad, Telangana

    GATE Study Circle, Hyderabad, Telangana

    Vani Institute for GATE Dilsukh Nagar, Hyderabad, Telangana

    Gateforum | GATE Coaching in Hyderabad – Abids

    The GATE Academy, Hyderabad, Telangana

    Neo’s Gate Academy, Hyderabad, Telangana

    ACE Engineering Academy, Hyderabad, Telangana

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