GATE 2020: Application Form, Exam Date, Syllabus, Admit Card, Answer Key, Result, Exam Centres

Exam Date : February 1, 2020 To February 9, 2020
Result Date : March 13, 2020

GATE stands for Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering. It offers a wide range job and education opportunities for aspiring engineers in India. Candidates with a valid GATE score will be eligible for admission in premium institutes like the IITs for masters and doctoral programs. GATE 2020 exam was conducted by IIT Delhi.

Latest Update: GATE 2020 Result has been declared by the conducting authority, IIT Delhi, on March 13, 2020 along with cut off. The exam was conducted between the dates February 1, 2020 and February 9, 2020.

What is GATE Exam?

The GATE Exam intends to test the comprehensive knowledge of the student in the various subjects of undergraduate or postgraduate engineering courses. It happens to be one of the world's toughest exams to crack.

Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering (GATE) is an examination conducted jointly by the Indian Institute of Science (IISc), Bangalore and the seven Indian Institutes of Technology (at Bombay, Delhi, Guwahati, Kanpur, Kharagpur, Madras, and Roorkee) on behalf of the National Coordination Board (NCB)-GATE, Department of Higher Education, Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD), Government of India. Given below are the highlights of the GATE Exam.

GATE 2020 Exam Details
Exam Name Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering
Acronym GATE
Exam Level National
Conducting Body
IIT Delhi
Course Offered M.E./ M.Tech/ Ph.D. and PSU Recruitment
Exam Mode Online (Computer Based Test)
Exam Dates February 1, 2020 to February 9, 2020
Medium English
Exam Duration 3 hours
Types of Questions Multiple Choice Questions (MCQ) and Numerical Answer Type (NAT)
Official Website

The GATE exam is conducted every year on behalf of the National Coordination Board (NCB)-GATE, MHRD, Government of India. Each year, one of the following institutes assumes the responsibility of conducting the entrance test.

  • IIT Bombay
  • IIT Delhi
  • IIT Guwahati
  • IIT Kanpur
  • IIT Kharagpur
  • IIT Madras
  • IIT Roorkee
  • IISC Bangalore

Importance of GATE 2020 Exam

A valid GATE score is an essential requirement for getting admission or financial assistance for the following from institutions supported by MHRD or other Government agencies.

  • Master's Programs
  • Direct Doctoral Programs in Engineering/Technology/Architecture
  • Doctoral programs in relevant branches of Science

Moreover, the GATE score is also mandatory to be eligible for the recruitment process in many Public Sector Undertakings (PSUs).

Important Note!!!

GATE Score of any given year is valid for a period of THREE years.

The score is impacted by the relative performance level of the candidate in a particular subject, which will be quantified or measured based on the examination data of the previous years. GATE exam is rated as one of the most difficult exams in India since it provides a lot of benefits to an examinee.

GATE 2020 Exam Analysis

Given below is an analysis of the recently conducted GATE exam.

FEB 8 – Morning Session (Electrical Engineering)

  • Electrical Engineering paper of Gate 2020 was considered moderate to tough with respect to difficulty level by the students.
  • So paper can be considered difficult as compared to last year's Gate exam.
  • According to the students, Analog electronics contributed most of the difficult questions.
  • Most of the questions were from Electrical Machines, followed by Signals and Systems and Power Electronics.
  • There were no direct questions asked in the paper so the candidate had to think creatively.
  • There were a number of geometrical and numerical type questions in the paper.

Some of the topics asked in the paper were:

  • Differential equation, Maxima, Probability, Matrix
  • Thevenin’s theorem, Transient analysis,
  • Laplace transform, Z-transform, Fourier transform, Fourier series, LTI
  • SFG, Frequency response, Nyquist, Polar plot, RH criteria
  • Diodes, OP-AMP, MOSFET
  • Microprocessor, Sequential circuits
  • Rectifier, Choppers, Inverter
  • Electric field, Mutual inductance
  • Uncertainty(Error)
  • DC machines, Transformer, Induction machines
  • Load flow analysis, Transmission, and Distribution

FEB 8 – Afternoon Session (Computer Science Engineering)

  • The Computer Science exam can be considered relatively easier as compared to last year's question paper.
  • According to students the Gate Paper 2020 for computer science was not long so it could be finished before time.
  • Although the paper was easy but some of the questions were tricky in nature. For a student who prepared well for the exam, could have attended the exam paper easily.
  • Most of the paper comprised of theoretical questions and there were very few numerical questions.
  • Some of the tricky questions were asked from topics such as algorithm, complexity, data structure, and computer organizations.
  • There were a total of 25 numerical answer type (NAT) questions.

Topics asked in the exam:

  • Probability, Matrix, Calculus, Increasing function
  • Min-heap, Binary tree, Linked lists
  • Double Hashing, Recurrence, Relation, Worst case, Time complexity, Post-order traversal
  • Predicate Logic, Groups, Graph coloring, Minimum spanning tree
  • Regular expression, minimal finite automata, decidability, context-free language, regular language, deterministic push-down automata
  • Memory, Decoder, Multiplexer
  • ER diagram , Functional dependency(Normal form), SQL, B+ tree,Conflict equivalent
  • Introduction, L-attribute bottom-up design

FEB 9 – Morning Session (Civil Engineering)

  • According to students, the paper was easier as compared to last year's paper.
  • So paper can be considered of moderate difficulty level.
  • Most of the questions were asked from Geotech and Environment section.
  • We have observed an increase in the number of questions from the Environment section over the years.

Others topics that were asked are-

  • Building Material
  • Hydrology
  • Surveying
  • Transportation
  • Fluid Mechanics
  • RCC
  • Steel Structure

FEB 9 – Afternoon Session (Civil Engineering)

  • According to students who wrote the exam, this Civil Engineering paper was of moderate difficulty.
  • More number of questions were of numerical types.
  • The General aptitude and Engineering Mathematics sections were relatively easy.

Most of the topics that were present in the paper were:

  • Strength of Material
  • Geotechnical
  • Structural Analysis
  • Transportation
  • H&I
  • FM & OCH
  • RCC
  • Environmental

FEB 2 – Afternoon Session (Electronics and Communication Engineering)

  • IIT Delhi conducted the exam on February 2 2020 in the afternoon session from 2.30 PM to 5.30 PM. In comparison to the previous year's GATE ECE paper was easier.
  • The overall difficulty level as felt by students who gave the exam was easy-moderate. Most of the questions were based on the Communications and Analog Circuits subjects. Signals and Systems had the lowest weightage i.e 6 marks of the total marks allotted for the test.
  • There were a total of 23 NAT questions in the paper, out of which 11 questions carried 1 mark each. The other 12 questions carried 2 marks each. Moreover, among all the questions, the General Aptitude and Engineering Mathematics sections were the high scoring sections as they were of moderate difficulty.
Subjects Questions Total Marks
General Aptitude 10 15
Engineering Mathematics 7 10
Signals and Systems 4 6
Electromagnetics 6 9
Communications 7 11
Analog Circuits 8 13
Digital Circuits 6 9
Networks 5 7
EDC 6 10
Control Systems 6 10

GATE 2020 Exam Dates

IIT Delhi, the conducting authority has already released the official notification for the upcoming exam. All the important dates have been updated here. Do visit this page regularly for further updates.

Event Date
Application Form (GOAPS Portal) Availability September 3, 2019 to September 28, 2019
Application Filling Extended Date October 5, 2020
Last Date for Requesting Change of Exam City (additional fee must be paid) November 25, 2020
Admit Card Release Date January 3, 2020
Exam Dates February 01, 2020
February 02, 2020
February 08, 2020
February 09, 2020
Answer Key and Response Sheet Release Date February 18, 2020
Last Date to Submit the Objections over Answer Key February 21, 2020
GATE 2020 Result Date March 13, 2020

GATE 2020 Exam Schedule

GATE 2020 will be conducted in two slots on February 1, 2020 - February 9, 2020 as mentioned below:

GATE 2020 Examination Schedule
Session Code Date and Day Time Slot Paper Code
S1 01 February 2020 (Saturday) 09:30 AM – 12:30 PM
(Forenoon Session)
S2 01 February 2020 (Saturday) 02:30 PM – 05:30 PM
(Afternoon Session)
S3 02 February 2020 (Sunday) 09:30 AM – 12:30 PM (Forenoon Session) AR, BM, BT, CH, MA, MN, ST, XE, XL
S4 02 February 2020 (Sunday) 02:30 PM – 05:30 PM
(Afternoon Session)
S5 08 February 2020 (Saturday) 09:30 AM – 12:30 PM (Forenoon Session) EE, EY, TF
S6 08 February 2020 (Saturday) 02:30 PM – 05:30 PM (Afternoon Session) CS
S7 09 February 2020 (Sunday) 09:30 AM – 12:30 PM
(Forenoon Session)
S8 09 February 2020 (Sunday) 02:30 PM – 05:30 PM (Afternoon Session) CE2

GATE 2020 Registration

The official dates for the GATE 2020 exam are released. Applicants have applied for the exam from September 3, 2019 to October 5, 2020 (the extended date). The last date to change the exam city was November 15, 2019.

Candidates can fill the application form only in the online mode in the GOAPS (GATE Online Application Processing System) Portal.

Subject Code: Among the 25 papers available in GATE, the candidate has to select one particular paper in the application form.

How to Register for GATE 2020?

  • Visit the official website (
  • Enter all relevant details like name, email id, country, etc.
  • Create a password as per the given instructions. It should be unique and 8-15 characters long. At least it should have a single number or alphabet.
  • Enter the captcha and give ‘Submit’ button.
  • An SMS will be sent to your email id after a successful registration. You will also receive an mail.

GATE 2020 Application Form

Candidates have to update all the important fields like the photograph, signature, certificate of qualifying degree, category certificate (SC/ST/PwD) and/or Dyslexic certificate, wherever applicable.

Candidates must enter the ID number as per any of the following documents:

  • Passport
  • PAN Card
  • Voter ID
  • Aadhaar-UID
  • College ID
  • Employee ID and
  • Driving License

GATE Application Fee:

Based on the location of exam centres the GATE 2020 Application Fee varies and the tables below present that data.

Category Without Late Fee With Late Fee
SC/ST/PwD Students INR 750 INR 1250
Female Candidates INR 750 INR 1250
Other Candidates INR 1500 INR 2000

The application fee for Female or SC/ST/PwD candidates is INR 750. For candidates belonging to the General Category, the Fee is INR 1500. If candidates are paying after the last date of the application then they have to pay an extra amount of INR 500 for the application process.

GATE 2020 Application Fee for Foreign Candidates
Addis Ababa, Colombo, Dhaka and Kathmandu US$ 50 US$ 70
Dubai and Singapore US$ 100 US$ 120

Candidates belonging to the foreign countries have to pay US$ 20 extra as a late fee if they apply after the last date of the application process.


Candidates have to give their name as per an identity proof. They have to give a valid email id, phone number. Finally, candidates have to create a password. All further communication will be done through the email id and phone number.

Enrolment ID

Each candidate will be provided with an enrolment Id, which will be sent to each candidate by mail. This reference ID will remain the same for all future communication.


Finally, the candidate must create the password. It is much better and safe not to create a password which is easy, meaning students are expected not to keep their date of birth or names as their password.

GATE 2020 Eligibility

Candidates aspiring to write the GATE 2020 entrance exam must have completed their Bachelor’s degree in Engineering in any of the fields from a registered college. The list of degrees and their required qualifying exams are present on the official information brochure on page 5.

Minimum Qualification Bachelor's degree in Engineering and Technology from a recognized University
Age Criteria No Age Limit
Required Documents Degree Certificate or else Provisional Certificate from HOD or College Principal
Final year Students Candidates in the final year of qualifying degree are also eligible to apply, provided they submit the certificate from the Principal of University or College.

There are some professional societies which conduct exams equivalent to the engineering exams as well. Candidates who take up these exams are also eligible to take GATE 2020 entrance exam. The professional societies are.

  • The Institutions of Engineers (IE)
  • The Institutions of Civil Engineers (ICE)
  • The Institution of Electronics & Telecommunication Engineers (IETE)
  • The Aeronautical Society of India (AeSI) 
  • The Indian Institute of Chemical Engineers, including Polymer and Environmental Group
  • (IIChemE)
  • The Indian Institute of Metals (IIM)
  • The Indian Institute of Industrial Engineers (IIE)

Having said this, students must make sure that these exams are conducted and approved by MHRD/ AICTE/MHRD/AICTE/UGC/UPSC as equivalent to B.E./B.Tech./B.Arch./B.Planning etc.

Foreign Candidates Eligibility for GATE 2020 Exam

Should have completed or are in the final year of their Bachelor’s Degree (duration must be at least 4 years) in Engineering/Technology.(OR)

Candidates should have completed or are in the final year of their Post Graduate (Master's) Degree (duration must be at least 2 years) in any of the relevant subjects in science.

Documents Required for GATE 2020

If the candidate has already passed (in 2019 or earlier) one of the qualifying examinations he/she must submit (i.e. upload) the degree certificate/provisional certificate/course completion certificate/professional certificate/membership certificate issued by the institute or society.

If, the aspirant is expected to complete one of the qualifying criteria for any of the courses as specified in the brochure (page 6) he/she has to upload a Certificate from the Head of the Department/Institute (in the format given in Appendix A) or a copy of mark sheet for Section A of AMIE.

This certificate must definitely have the signature and seal of the Head of Institute/Department with the current date.

Appendix B will have a list of the qualifying disciplines. Both the Appendices A and B will be available on the official website.

GATE 2020 Preparation

Students aspiring to appear for the GATE Exam can follow these tips given below. Most students think that GATE is a very difficult exam. But with proper knowledge about the basics and constant practice they can easily ace this exam.

Scan the syllabus

Before beginning the preparation it is important to know the topics involved in the syllabus. The best way to know about the syllabus is to go through the previous year question papers (based on the subject you choose).

This will also give you an overall picture regarding the difficulty level of questions asked and information about the exam pattern.

Develop A Timetable

Once after you decide to study, it is important to prepare a timetable of your own. Focus on the basics during the initial stages of preparation and also give priority to practice. Learning the concepts and then practicing rigorously is very important to crack this exam.


There can be no words enough to emphasize the importance of revision. After you learn certain concepts it is important to revisit the topics once again and learn them. It will also help if you take short notes of what you learn.

Writing down important formulae and other vital concepts will help you to revise before the exam. Also as there are a lot of books available in the market, picking the right GATE study material will help you to score well.

Choose Easy Subjects

You should not be leaving easy subjects. In other words, covering the easy subjects completely will help you to improve your score and thereby improve your AIR. Subjects like Digital Logic, Mathematics and Aptitude are considered easy and high scoring.

Mock Tests

Taking mocks and analysing them thoroughly is very important. Mock tests will train you for the actual test and also after analysing a mock you will come to know about your strong and weak areas and this will help you focus on those particular topics and score well in the actual GATE 2020 exam.

Guidelines to select scribes

There is an option with which the students can select their own scribe. Otherwise, candidates can also approach the GATE authority to get a scribe.

Scribe Arranged by the candidate

  • The scribe arranged by a candidate must not be one who is attending the GATE 2020 exam. That scribe must have a qualification that is at least one step less than the candidate.
  • During the exam, the scribe shall not translate or interpret or emphasize the test paper elements to the candidate
  • If the candidate chooses to bring his or her own scribe then it is the entire responsibility of the candidate to bring a scribe.
  • No money or honorarium will be paid from the GATE authorities to the scribe.

Scribe Arranged by GATE

  • Students must well before opt for the option of 'Scribe arrangement by GATE'.
  • If 'N' number of candidates have opted for this scribe service by GATE, then there will be at least 'N+1' scribes will be arranged by GATE to have some alternative options open.
  • Once again the scribe arranged by GATE will not translate or interpret or emphasize the test paper elements to the candidate.

GATE 2020 Syllabus

The GATE exam is conducted for 25 subjects. The candidate will be allowed to attend only one paper in one session. The list of subjects as well as its code is provided in the GATE official information brochure (page 7).

General Aptitude section and Engineering Mathematics sections are common for all the subjects. General Aptitude constitutes 15% of the total paper weightage.

Each of the following subjects has been divided into two categories one is Core Topics and the other is Special Topics. 90% of the paper will constitute core topics and 10% of the paper will have special topics. The subjects of Aeronautical Engineering has been divided in the following way.

Aeronautical Engineering Syllabus for GATE 2020

Section 1: Engineering Mathematics

Core Topics:

Linear Algebra: Vector algebra, Matrix algebra, systems of linear equations, rank of a matrix, eigenvalues and eigenvectors.

Calculus: Functions of single variable, limits, continuity and differentiability, mean value theorem, chain rule, partial derivatives, maxima and minima, gradient, divergence and curl, directional derivatives. Integration, Line, surface and volume integrals. Theorems of Stokes, Gauss and Green.

Differential Equations: First order linear and nonlinear differential equations, higher-order linear ODEs with constant coefficients. Partial differential equations and separation of variables methods.

Special Topics: Fourier Series, Laplace Transforms, Numerical methods for linear and nonlinear algebraic equations, Numerical integration and differentiation.

Section 2: Flight Mechanics

Core Topics:

Basics: Atmosphere: Properties, standard atmosphere. Classification of aircraft. Airplane (fixed-wing aircraft) configuration and various parts.

Airplane performance: Pressure altitude; equivalent, calibrated, indicated air speeds; Primary flight instruments: Altimeter, ASI, VSI, Turn-bank indicator. Drag polar; takeoff and landing; steady climb & descent, absolute and service ceiling; cruise, cruise climb, endurance or loiter; load factor, turning flight, V-n diagram; Winds: head, tail & crosswinds.

Static stability: Angle of attack, sideslip; roll, pitch & yaw controls; longitudinal stick fixed & free stability, horizontal tail position, and size; directional stability, vertical tail position, and size; dihedral stability. Wing dihedral, sweep & position; hinge moments, stick forces.

Special Topics: Dynamic stability: Euler angles; Equations of motion; aerodynamic forces and moments, stability & control derivatives; decoupling of longitudinal and lateral-directional dynamics; longitudinal modes; lateral-directional modes.

Section 3: Space Dynamics

Core Topics:

Central force motion, determination of trajectory and orbital period in simple cases.

Special Topics: Orbit transfer, in-plane and out-of-plane.

Section 4: Aerodynamics

Core Topics:

Basic Fluid Mechanics: Conservation laws: Mass, momentum (Integral and differential form);

Potential flow theory: sources, sinks, doublets, line vortex and their superposition; Viscosity, Reynold's number.

Airfoils and wings: Airfoil nomenclature; Aerodynamic coefficients: lift, drag and moment; Kutta- Joukoswki theorem; Thin airfoil theory, Kutta condition, starting vortex; Finite wing theory: Induced drag, Prandtl lifting line theory; Critical and drag divergence Mach number.

Compressible Flows: Basic concepts of compressibility, Conservation equations; One-dimensional compressible flows, Fanno flow, Rayleigh flow; Isentropic flows, normal and oblique shocks, Prandtl- Meyer flow; Flow through nozzles and diffusers.

Special Topics: Elementary ideas of viscous flows including boundary layers; Wind Tunnel Testing: Measurement and visualization techniques.

Section 5: Structures

Core Topics:

Strength of Materials: States of stress and strain. Stress and strain transformation. Mohr's Circle. Principal stresses. Three-dimensional Hooke's law. Plane stress and strain; Failure theories: Maximum stress, Tresca and von Mises; Strain energy. Castigliano's principles. Analysis of statically determinate and indeterminate trusses and beams. Elastic flexural buckling of columns. Flight vehicle structures: Characteristics of aircraft structures and materials. Torsion, bending and flexural shear of thin-walled sections. Loads on aircraft.

Structural Dynamics: Free and forced vibrations of undamped and damped SDOF systems. Free vibrations of undamped 2-DOF systems.

Special Topics: Vibration of beams. Theory of elasticity: Equilibrium and compatibility equations, Airy’sstress function.

Section 6: Propulsion

Core Topics:

Basics: Thermodynamics, boundary layers and heat transfer and combustion thermochemistry.

Thermodynamics of aircraft engines: Thrust, efficiency and engine performance of turbojet, turboprop, turboshaft, turbofan and ramjet engines, thrust augmentation of turbojets and turbofan engines. Aerothermodynamics of non-rotating propulsion components such as intakes, combustor and nozzle.

Axial compressors: Angular momentum, work and compression, characteristic performance of a single axial compressor stage, efficiency of the compressor and degree of reaction.

Axial turbines: Axial turbine stage efficiency.

Centrifugal compressor: Centrifugal compressor stage dynamics, inducer, impeller and diffuser.

Rocket propulsion: Thrust equation and specific impulse, vehicle acceleration, drag, gravity losses, multi-staging of rockets. Classification of chemical rockets, the performance of solid and liquid propellant rockets.

No Special Topics

Important Note!!!

In a similar way, all the subjects are divided into core and specific subjects. The entire syllabus is provided in the information brochure Page 39.

GATE 2020 Exam Pattern

The exam will take place for a duration of 3 hours in Computer Based Mode. GATE 2020 paper will contain 65 questions and the total marks will be 100.

Questions are Multiple Choice Questions (MCQs) with 4 options. Each question will be either for 1 mark or 2 marks. This scheme will be applicable for all the subjects.

Negative Marks: There are negative marks for each incorrectly answered question. For each incorrectly answered 1 mark answer, 1/3rd marks will be deducted and the 2 mark questions will attract a penalty of 2/3rd marks.

Numerical Answer Type Questions:

These questions will not have any options and students must enter the right answer. The answer will generally be in integers. Even if the answer is in decimals, it is ideal to write up to three decimal points.

There are no negative marks for NAT questions.

Example Question

If the wire diameter of a compressive helical spring is increased by 2%, the change in spring stiffness (in %) is _____ (correct to two decimal places).

Marks Allotted

General Aptitude will constitute 10 questions for a total of 15 marks (15% of the total marks) in all the papers. This section is designed to test the language and analytical skills of the candidate.

In subjects with the following codes AE, AG, BM, BT, CE, CH, CS, EC, EE, IN, ME, MN, MT, PE, PI,TF and XE, Mathematics Paper will constitute 15% and General Aptitude will constitute 15% of the total marks. The remaining 70% will be constituted by the core subject-based questions.

For subjects with codes AR, CY, EY, GG, MA, PH, ST and XL 15% of the total marks go for General Aptitude. The other 85% is for the core subject-based questions.

Subject Code Mathematics General Aptitude Other (Core Subject)
AE, AG, BM, BT, CE, CH, CS, EC, EE, IN, ME, MN, MT, PE, PI, TF and XE, 15% 15% 70%
AR, CY, EY, GG, MA, PH, ST and XL - 15% 85%

Note: You can know more about the types of questions in the GATE exam by visiting the official information brochure (page.21).

GATE 2020 Admit Card

Candidates can download the admit card in the official GOAPS portal on January 3, 2020. The Hall Ticket will not be sent by post.

All candidates are expected to download the admit card in colour (preferred) and check all their details.

Also, they have to carry a valid photo identification proof to the exam hall along with the admit card. Without these documents, one will not be allowed inside the exam centre. The identification document can be anyone of the following below:

  • Passport
  • PAN card
  • Voter ID
  • Aadhaar-UID
  • College Id
  • Employee ID and
  • Driving License

The admit card is valid only if the photograph and the signature on the admit card are found clear.

GATE 2020 Exam Centres

As far as GATE 2020 exam is concerned, the students can select a particular city. Students have the privilege of giving three cities. The second city that they choose must be of the same zone from which the first city is chosen. But the third city can be chosen from any of the zones and there is no restriction.

The list of zones and the names of cities in a zone is provided in the official notification page 9.

Remember the GATE exam will also take place in 6 cities outside India. There are 8 zonal exam centres for GATE 2020. Last year there were a total of 206 cities allotted for the GATE entrance exam. This year only 199 cities are chosen as test centres.

Latest Information on GATE 2020 Exam Centres List

  • In all the centres, the number of scribes will be more than the number required for PWD candidates.
  • All PWD candidates will be granted permission to visit the particular GATE Test Centre a day before the exam. This is to help them get familiarized with the venue.
GATE Zones GATE 2020 Examination Cities
IISc Bangalore Ananthapuramu, Angamaly, Bagalkot, Bellary, Belgaum, Bengaluru, Bidar, Davanagere, Hassan, Hubli, Hyderabad, Gulbarga, Kannur, Kasaragod, Kolar, Kozhikode, Kurnool, Malappuram, Mangaluru, Manipal, Mysore, Palakkad, Payyanur, Port Blair, Shimoga, Thrissur, Tumakuru, Vatakara
IIT Bombay Ahmedabad, Ahmednagar, Amravati, Anand, Aurangabad, Baramati, Bhavnagar, Bhuj, Gandhinagar, Goa, Jalgaon, Kankavli, Kolhapur, Mehsana, Mumbai, Nagpur, Nanded, Nashik, Navi Mumbai, Pune, Rajkot, Ratnagiri, Sangli, Satara, Solapur, Surat, Thane, Vadodara
IIT Delhi Ajmer, Alwar, Bahadurgarh-Rohtak, Bikaner, Faridabad, Greater Noida, Gurugram, Hisar, Indore, Jaipur, Jammu, Jodhpur, Karnal, Kota, Mathura, New Delhi, Palwal, Samba, Sikar, Udaipur, Ujjain
IIT Guwahati Agartala, Asansol-Durgapur, Burdwan, Dhanbad, Dibrugarh, Gangtok, Guwahati, Imphal, Itanagar, Jorhat, Kalyani, Muzaffarpur, Patna, Shillong, Silchar, Siliguri, Tezpur
IIT Kanpur Agra, Aligarh, Allahabad, Bareilly, Bhopal, Gorakhpur, Gwalior, Jabalpur, Kanpur, Lucknow, Varanasi
IIT Kharagpur Balasore, Berhampur (Odisha), Bhilai, Bhimavaram, Bhubaneswar, Bilaspur (CG), Cuttack, Eluru, Hooghly, Jamshedpur, Kakinada, Kharagpur, Kolkata, Raipur, Rajahmundry, Ranchi, Rourkela, Sambalpur, Tadepalligudem, Vijayawada, Visakhapatnam, Vizianagaram
IIT Madras Alappuzha, Aluva, Attingal, Bapatla, Chengannur, Chennai, Chittoor, Coimbatore, Cuddalore, Dindigul, Ernakulam, Erode-Thiruchengode, Gudur, Guntur, Idukki, Kadapa, Kanjirapally, Kanyakumari-Nagercoil, Karimnagar, Karur, Khammam, Kollam, Kothamangalam, Kottayam, Madurai, Muvattupuzha, Nalgonda, Namakkal, Nedumangad, Nellore, Ongole, Pala, Puducherry (Pondicherry), Punalur, Salem, Thanjavur, Thiruvananthapuram, Thiruvannamalai, Tiruchirapalli, Tirunelveli, Tirupati, Tuticorin, Vellore, Villupuram, Virudhunagar, Warangal
IIT Roorkee Ambala, Amritsar, Baddi, Bathinda, Bhimtal, Dehradun, Ghaziabad, Haldwani, Hamirpur, Jalandhar, Khanna, Kurukshetra, Ludhiana, Meerut, Mohali, Moradabad, Muzaffarnagar, Noida, Panipat, Pathankot, Patiala, Roorkee, Sangrur, Shimla-Solan, Sonepat, Una, Yamunanagar.

GATE 2020 Result

The much-awaited GATE 2020 result and the scorecard is available on the official GOAPS portal on March 13, 2020. Students can download the scorecard from March 13, 2020 to May 31, 2020.

After this date, if a candidate wants to download it, he or she must pay INR 500. However, the last date to get the scorecard by paying the fine amount is December 31, 2020. After that, the scorecard cannot be accessed.

***GATE 2020 Results and Scorecards have been Declared!!!***

GATE Result Related Events Dates
GATE 2020 Results Release March 13, 2020
Scorecard Download Period March 13, 2020 to May 31, 2020
Last date of Scorecard Download (with fine) December 31, 2020

Important Note!!!

GATE Scorecard is valid for THREE years from the date of the scorecard released. This means GATE 2020 score can be used for admission and job recruitment for three years from 2020.

Admissions Through GATE 2020 Score

A valid GATE score is essential or opens the way for admission into colleges or even financial assistance or scholarships.

  • Master’s programs and direct Doctoral programs in Engineering/Technology/Architecture
  • Doctoral programs in relevant branches of Science, in the institutions supported by the MHRD and other Government agencies.

These are some programs for which taking the GATE 2020 entrance exam is mandatory.

To avail financial assistance (scholarship/assistantship), a candidate must first secure admission to a program in any of the central government supported institutes. Depending upon the norms adopted by a specific institute.

Each institute may have a different selection procedure, some may conduct an interview or a test after GATE exam. The criteria for Post Graduate courses with the scholarships may be completely different.

After getting admission candidates must complete the procedures of MHRD scholarship/assistantship in the institute.

The admitting institute may also specify the total number of candidates for financial assistance (scholarship). Qualifying GATE is also a minimum requirement to apply for various fellowships awarded by many Government organizations.

Important Points for admission through GATE 2020

The GATE 2020 exam has 25 papers and the candidate has the complete rights to choose the paper he or she wants. But some programs may accept a particular paper, hence it is mandatory to check what the admitting institute requires for the desired program and then apply.

For this candidates have to check the official website of the admission institute.

Documents Required for GATE 2020 Counselling

  • Appropriate Document for SC/ST (approved by competent authority)
  • Document for PWD candidates
  • Proper dyslexic certificate issued by any Dyslexia Association


If the candidates belonging to EWS or SC/ST category fail to produce a valid document for their category they will be treated as General Category candidates.

PSU Through GATE 2020

In the previous years, GATE score has been used by various reputed Public Sector Undertakings (PSU) to provide recruitment. Some of PSUs that recruit through GATE are listed below.

  • Bharat Heavy Electricals Limited (BHEL)
  • Gas Authority of India Limited (GAIL)
  • Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL)
  • Indian Oil Corporation Limited (IOCL)
  • National Thermal Power Corporation (NTPC)
  • Nuclear Power Corporation of India Limited (NPCIL)
  • Oil and Natural Gas Corporation (ONGC)
  • Power Grid Corporation of India (PGCI).

Apart from these companies, direct recruitment to Group A level posts in Central Government is also done through a valid GATE score. Some of the posts are:

  • Senior Field Officer (Tele)
  • Senior Research Officer (Crypto)
  • Senior Research Officer (S&T) in Cabinet Secretariat


Generally the notification for these kinds of posts are made in National Newspapers/Employment News/Rozgar

GATE Previous Year Papers

As the GATE 2020 Exam is knocking the door, GATE aspirants must be wondering how to go about with the exam preparation at this last moment. While the revision of the whole syllabus is a must at this stage, the students must also have a look at GATE previous year papers as well as sample papers which will eventually help them to analyse important topics of GATE exam and prepare accordingly. Students will be well aware of the difficulty level of the type of questions asked in the exam.

In this section, we will provide you with the previous year papers of GATE so that you can have a detailed idea about the nature and pattern of the competitive exam. Practicing previous year papers and mock tests are highly recommended since it will help a student to know his or her weak and strong areas. Based on this one can improve the score. You can find various GATE previous year papers attached below:

Frequently Asked Questions

There is no limit for the number of attempts or the age limit of a person to apply for the GATE exam.

Yes, there is. You can simply login to the GOAPS website and check for the status of your application form.

No, once you have completed the application process up to the PDF step, there is no provision to correct the information. This is why it is necessary that you provide the correct information from the beginning of the application process and be careful of what you will be entering and not make any spelling mistakes.

It is easy, just login with the GOAPS enrollment ID and password and you will be able to download and print out the application form.

Aadhar Card, Driving License, Passport, PAN Card, Voter ID for Indian Candidates. For Foreign Candidates it should be a valid Passport, Government issued ID, College ID, Employment  ID.

A letter from the head of department of the course/institution you are studying in would suffice.

You need to login to the GOAPS website again and check the status of the application fees. If it is made, you can continue with the process of printing the application form. In case of payment being deducted from your account and not recognised by GOAPS, then money will be credited to your account in a week or more after the closure of the application process. You may initiate fresh payment for the application without waiting for the money to be credited in your account. This will ensure that your application submission will be on time.

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