GATA 2020: Exam Date, Application, Eligibility, Syllabus, Pattern, Result

Exam Date : October 25, 2020
Result Date : November 30, 2020

Organized by GD Goenka University, Goenka Aptitude Test for Admission (GATA) is conducted for candidates aspiring to get admission into Undergraduate and Postgraduate courses at Goenka University. 


Introduction to GATA 

Established in the year 2013, GD Goenka University, based in the state of Haryana, is currently running ten schools and five centres. Organized annually, Goenka Aptitude Test for Admission (GATA) 2020 is conducted for candidates aspiring to get admission into undergraduate and post-graduate courses at GD Goenka University. After qualifying the eligibility criteria, candidates are evaluated on subjects including English, Logical Reasoning, Mathematics, General Knowledge, and Scientific Knowledge. 

  • Exam Date: GATA 2020 revised exam date has not been announced yet. The exam will be conducted online i.e. Computer-Based Test (CBT).
  • Exam Centre: Students should note that for all Programmes, the Test would be conducted at Manav Rachna Campus & other locations, date and time of the Test will be intimated through registered email Id and by SMS to the registered mobile number.
  • Courses Offered: There are different schools under the GATA Exam that provide courses ranging from Engineering, Education, Management, Hospitality, Law, Architecture, Communication, and Humanities & Social Sciences. The different schools under the GD Goenka University that provide courses after GATA are:
    • School of Engineering
    • School of Architecture
    • School of Management
    • School of Education
    • School of Law
    • School of Hospitality
    • School of Communication
    • School of Humanities and Social Sciences

GATA 2020 Highlights

Mentioned below is the summary of all the important highlights associated with GATA 2020

Exam Name Goenka Aptitude Test for Admission
Acronym GATA
Conducting Body GD Goenka University
Level University
Mode Online i.e. Computer-based Test (CBT)
Duration 3 hours i.e 180 minutes
Exam Fee INR 1000/-
Official Website
Address GD Goenka Education City, Sohna Gurgaon Road, Sohna, Haryana, India
Contact No. Tel: 0124-3315900 Fax: +91 124 3315970

GATA 2020 Courses Offered Afterwards

The GD Goenka University provides the students an opportunity to study in various UG and PG Programs under its umbrella. After appearing for the GATA 2020, you will have the following options to choose from:

UG Programs
Bachelor of Architecture/ Planning [B.Arch/ B.Plan]
Bachelors in Physiotherapy [BPT]
Bachelors of Mass Communication [BAMC]
Post Graduate Diploma in Event Management [PGD]
Bachelor's in Education [B.Ed/ Integrated B.Ed]
Bachelors of Law [LLB/ BA LLB/ LLB (Hons.)]
Bachelor of Science [B.Sc/ B.Sc in Hotel Management]
Bachelors of Technology [B.Tech/ B.Tech + MBA]
Bachelors of Design [B.Des]
Bachelor of Library Sciences [B.Lib]

The GD Goenka University offers PG courses for aspiring applicants. Candidates can go through the list of PG courses mentioned below:

PG Programs
Masters of Architecture [M.Arch.]
Masters of Mass Communication [MAMC]
Masters of Arts [MA]
Masters of Science [M.Sc]
Masters of Technology [M.Tech]
Masters of Library Sciences [M.Lib]
Masters of Design [M.Des]
Masters of Business Administration [MBA]
Masters of Technology [M.Tech]
MPT [Masters of Physiotherapy]

GATA 2020 Important Dates

The critical dates associated with GATA 2020 announced and updated by GD Goenka University's organizing authorities. We advise the aspiring candidates to make regular visits on the official website of GATA 2020 for important announcements regarding the examination. Candidates can refer to the following table for important dates regarding GATA 2020. 

GATA 2020 Online registration date  September 1, 2020 to September 21, 2020 
GATA 2020 Admit card release date September 30, 2020 
GATA 2020 Examination date October 25, 2020 
GATA 2020 Results date  November 30, 2020 

GATA 2020 Eligibility

Candidates are advised to go through the eligibility criteria of GATA 2020 carefully. Candidates who qualify the eligibility criteria will only be allowed to attempt GATA 2020. The Eligibility conditions are arranged and defined by the organizing authorities of GATA 2020.  

  • For Class 12th Students: You need to have qualified the Class 10th and 12th passed from any recognized board (CBSE, ICSE, Any State Board).
  • For UG Degree Holders: The interested candidates out of you should be the holder of an undergraduate degree from a UGC recognized University.
  • For Last Year UG Students: Students studying in the last year of their undergraduate degree can also apply for GATA 2020 by providing a certificate issued by the respective institution confirming that the student is currently studying in the last year/semester and has no backlogs left to clear.
  • In addition to the above statement, you should submit the provisional degree certificate/ degree certificate of your education before time to the university.

GATA 2020 Application Form

The dates for the commencement of application for GATA 2020 have been released. The application started from September 1, 2020 and will end on September 21, 2020 according to the organizing authorities. 

Steps to fill the application form for GATA 2020. 

  • In order to apply for the GATA 2020, you have to go to the official website of the GD Goenka University.
  • Upon reaching the website, you have to first register yourself. Then, you will be able to fill the GATA 2020 Application Form.
  • The Form will not be accepted until and unless you will pay the GATA 2020 Application Fee. The payment can be done through both offline/online mode. The GATA 2020 Application Fee is INR 1000/-.
  • In case the application is offline, candidates must send the offline application along with the payment details or DD to the address of The Director (Admissions) GD Goenka University, Sohna Road Gurgaon-122003, Haryana. The application cannot be corrected once it is submitted so candidates must be very careful while filling it.

GATA 2020 Admit Card

The Admit Card is considered to be a crucial document for a candidate to possess before attempting the exam, as the Admit Card basically identifies an individual as an officially approved applicant to attempt the exam. The GATA Hall Ticket will be released after you have filled the application form correctly and completely. The release date of GATA 2020 admit card was September 30, 2020.

  • Please remember to check for the errors in the GATA 2020 Hall Ticket once you have received it. The corrections can be made only within a specific time window. After that correction window expires, you will not be able to make any kind of changes in your GATA 2020 Admit Card.
  • If you fail to bring the GATA Admit Card to the venue of the examination, then you will not be allowed to sit in the examination. So, do remember to bring your Hall Ticket to the exam venue and reach the same 1-2 hours before.

GATA 2020 Exam Pattern

It is important for GATA 2020 candidates to understand the exam pattern carefully to avoid unnecessary mistakes during the attempt. The Exam Pattern for GATA 2020 is designed by the organizing authorities. 

Exam Pattern for GATA 2020  
Mode of exam Online
Type of exam Multiple Choice Questions (MCQs)
Number of questions 180
Duration of the exam 3 hours/180 minutes
Total number of marks 180

Apart from the core discipline questions, the exam will contain the questions from Mathematics, General English, Logical & Analytical Reasoning, Scientific & General Knowledge.

GATA 2020 Syllabus

The questions will be asked from the domains of Mathematical Ability, Analytical and Logical Reasoning, English Communication, Scientific Knowledge, and General Knowledge. The syllabus will majorly cover the following topics:

  • Analytical and Logical Reasoning
  • Mathematics
  • English Language
  • Scientific Knowledge
  • General Knowledge

You can prepare for the above-mentioned subjects from the reference books, sample papers. The whole GATA 2020 Syllabus will be shortly uploaded here when the GD Goenka University will update it on their website.

GATA 2020 Results

The GATA 2020 Results date has been announced by the organizing authorities, it is November 30, 2020. The GATA Results will be released by the GD Goenka University on the official website or might be mailed to the shortlisted candidates. The students who pass the GATA 2020, those candidates will proceed to the next level of selection. The counseling rounds will be done online afterward.

GATA 2020 Counselling

Once the results have been announced by the official authorities, the counselling process for GATA 2020 will commence. It is important for applicants to take note that the official date of counselling given out by the organizing authorities is December 15, 2020. 

Applicants will receive the reporting information regarding their counselling through email or post from the organizing body. The merit list prepared after the results will be different for all the courses and accordingly, the applicants will be called for counselling as per their applied course. 


Frequently Asked Questions

The GATA 2020 syllabus is General Knowledge, Scientific knowledge, English, Logical and analytical reasoning, and Mathematics.

Candidates can apply either online and offline by selecting the mode of application during the time of registration.

The fees for GATA can be paid online or offline in the form of a demand draft (DD) and sent to the address: The Director (Admissions) GD Goenka University, Sohna Road Gurgaon -122003, Haryana.

No, application once sent cannot be corrected. This is why candidates must fill the application form very carefully.

The admission process for GATA is application process, exam date, results, and interview. 

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