GATE 2020


Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering 2020

Computer Based Test

GATE Basic Information

  • Application Fee:₹ 750
  • Number Of Attempts:1
  • Examination Modes:Computer Based Test
  • Exam Conducting Body:Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi (IIT Delhi)
  • Courses:M.Tech, Ph.D. ENG
  • Streams:Engineering

GATE 2020: Score card(Available), Result, Counselling

Updated On - March 30 2020 by Akriti Maurya

GATE 2020 Scorecard has been declared on 19 March 2020 by IIT Delhi. Candidates can check their result from the official website of IIT Delhi. Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering 2020 i.e. GATE 2020 was conducted by IIT Delhi (Indian Institute of Technology). By qualifying GATE 2020 aspirants can get admission into Postgraduate courses. These courses are offered by various prestigious institutions across India and a few abroad. GATE is a national level entrance exam organized centrally every year. It is 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). GATE is conducted on behalf of the National Coordination Board (NCB)-GATE, Department of Higher Education, Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD), Government of India. GATE 2020 Exam was conducted from 01 - 09 February 2020.

Passing or qualifying in the GATE 2020 exam is a mandatory requirement for taking admission and/or financial assistance to:

  • Master's programs and direct Doctoral programs in Engineering, Technology or Architecture, and
  • Doctoral programs in relevant branches of Science in the institutions supported by the MHRD and other Government agencies. The GATE qualification is mandatory even in some colleges and institutions, which admit students without MHRD scholarship/assistantship.
  • Many PSUs have been using the GATE score in their selection or recruitment process.

The Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering is based on a comprehensive understanding of the candidates in various undergraduate subjects in Engineering, Technology, Architecture and postgraduate level subjects of Science. The GATE score is valid for up to 3 years from the date of declaration of results.  

GATE 2020 Latest Updates:

  • The score card of GATE 2020 exam has been released on the official website by IIT Delhi.
  • GATE 2020 result date was 16 March 2020. 
  • GATE 2020 Response Sheet has been released by IIT Delhi. Check>GATE Response Sheet.
  • GATE 2020 Examination Schedule has been released. Click here>GATE Exam Schedule
  • IIT Delhi, the exam conducting body have added Biomedical engineering as a new subject from this session.

"Note- GATE 2020 authority is not involved with any specially designed test series for GATE aspirants. Candidates are advised not to believe in the phishing/fake emails which are being circulated to them by some fraudulent groups. They must consider only those mails which are sent by the GATE 2020 conducting authority"

Download GATE 2020 Information Brochure PDF 

GATE 2020 Result

IIT Delhi has announced GATE 2020 result on the official website.

  • The GATE 2020 Result date was 16 March 2020.
  • The students who have successfully qualified the examination will get their scorecards.
  • Also, students are supposed to download and keep a soft copy at least with them for the rest of the admission and counselling procedure.
  • GATE Scorecard will be available within three to four days of result declaration.
  • Students who fail to download the scorecard will later have to pay an amount to get their scorecard.
  • The GATE 2020 result is announced on their official portal (
  • Candidate score will be calculated out of 100 whereas after the normalization process the scores will be derived out of 1000.

GATE 2020 Cut Off

The Cut Off of GATE entrance exam has been released by the IIT, Delhi at the GOAPS official website. GATE 2020 result along with the cut off has been announced on 13 March 2020. Candidates have to visit the official website of GOAPS to check the GATE Cut Off 2020. GATE 2020 Cut Off is the minimum marks required to obtain by a candidate in order to get admission in M.E./M.Tech courses in various IITs, IIITs, and NITs.

GATE 2020 Answer Key

IIT Delhi has released GATE 2020 answer key. The answer key of GATE is released online in PDF format on Candidates can download it for all 25 subject papers from that page. The GATE answer key for ME and CE is released separately for both session 1 and 2. Candidates can use the answer key to calculate score. For this, add 1 or 2 marks for each correct answer and deduct 1/3 or 2/3 marks for each incorrect answer. Candidate can raise objections against the answer key can be submitted from 19 to 21 February, 2020. The information available on the official website reads "In the GOAPS portal, a module to contest answer keys will be available from 11:00 hours of 19 February 2020 to 18:00 hours of 21 February 2020.

GATE 2020 Response Sheet

GATE 2020 response sheet is released by IIT Delhi. Candidates can download it from The GATE answer key pdf and question paper will be made available soon. It will be available as pdf format.  Candidates can use the answer key, paper, and response sheet to predict their overall score in the exam. Marking scheme of GATE exam adds 1 or 2 marks for a correct answer and deduct 1/3 or 2/3 marks for incorrect answer.

How to Download GATE 2020 Response Sheet

Step 1: Go to and enter enrollment id/e-mail id and password.

Step 2: On-access the GOAPS, the dashboard appears on the screen.

Step 3: In the dashboard, candidates need to click on “view responses” button. Following this, the response sheet appears on the screen.

Details in the GATE 2020 Response sheet:

Following details are mentioned in the response sheet of GATE.

  • Name of the exam
  • Subject paper
  • Date of exam
  • Session of exam
  • Participant id
  • Participant name
  • Test centre
  • Test date and time
  • Subject
  • Questions
  • Question id
  • Status
  • Chosen option

GATE 2020 Exam Date Schedule

Shift Time
Morning/Forenoon 9:30 AM to 12:30 PM 
Afternoon 2:30 PM to 5:30 PM 

GATE 2020 Exam Pattern

Candidates are requested to go through the GATE 2020 Exam Pattern given below in the table to understand the overall structure and pattern of the exam.

Exam Mode

Online (CBT)

Number of Questions


Total Marks


Type of Questions

MCQs and NAT

Number of Sections

3 (General Aptitude, Engineering Mathematics* and Subject Specification Section)

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

Section-wise time band


Marking Scheme

For MCQ of 1 marks, 1/3 would be deducted

For MCQ of 2 marks, 2/3 would be deducted

No negative marking for Numerical type questions

In the table below, applicants can check the section-wise distribution of the number of questions and marks in that section:


Number of questions and marks per part

Number of Questions

Maximum marks

General Aptitude (GA)

(Common for all streams)

5 questions of 1 mark each and

5 questions of 2 mark each



Question Papers other than GG, XE and XL

25 questions of 1 mark each and

30 questions of 2 mark each



 GG (Geology and Geophysics)


 Part A (compulsory section)

Part B



 25 questions of 1 mark each

Section I (Geology) and Section II (Geophysics) (Attempt any 1 question):


30 questions of 2 mark each




 XE Paper  (Engineering Sciences)

GA (15 marks)

Section A Engineering Mathematics (Compulsory):

Section B to H: (Attempt any Two)



 7 questions of 1 mark each and 4 questions of 2 marks each

9 questions of 1 mark each and 13 questions of 2 marks each


 XE Paper (Life Sciences)

 General Aptitude (15 marks)

Section P Chemistry (Compulsory Section)

Sections Q to U: (Attempt any Two)



 5 questions of 1 mark each and 10 questions of 2 marks each

10 questions of 1 mark each and 10 questions of 2  marks each

GATE 2020 Syllabus

 The whole Syllabus can be checked online. The interested candidates must know the syllabus of GATE 2020 given below:

Syllabus for General Aptitude (GA):-

GA is a common section in all GATE Papers. The questions in GA are based on verbal ability and numerical ability.

Verbal Ability:

  • English Grammar
  • Sentence Completion
  • Verbal Analogies
  • Word Groups
  • Instructions
  • Critical Reasoning
  • Verbal Deduction

Numerical Ability:

  • Numerical computation
  • Numerical Estimation
  • Numerical Reasoning
  • Data Interpretation

Aerospace Engineering (AE):

  • Engineering Mathematics:
    • Linear Algebra
    • Calculus
    • Differential Equations
  • Flight Mechanics:
    • Basics
    • Aeroplane Performance
    • Static Stability
  • Space Dynamics:
    • Central force motion,
    • Determination of trajectory and orbital period in simple cases
  • Aerodynamics
    • Basic Fluid Mechanics
    • Potential flow theory
    • Airfoils and wings
    • Compressible Flows
  • Structures
    • Strength of Materials
    • Flight vehicle structures
    • Structural Dynamics
  • Propulsion
    • Thermodynamics of aircraft engines
    • Axial compressors
    • Axial turbines
    • Centrifugal compressor

Agricultural Engineering (AG):

  • Engineering Mathematics
    • Linear Algebra
    • Calculus
    • Numerical Methods
    • Probability & Statistics
  • Farm Machinery
    • Machine Design
    • Farm Machinery
  • Farm Power
    • Sources of Power
    • Farm Power
    • Tractors and Power tillers
  • Soil and Water Conservation Engineering
    • Fluid Mechanics
    • Soil Mechanics
    • Surveying and Leveling
    • Soil and Water Erosion
  • Irrigation and Drainage Engineering
    • Soil-Water-Plant Relationship
    • Irrigation Water Conveyance and Application Methods
    • Agricultural Drainage
    • Wells and Pumps
  • Agricultural Processing Engineering
    • Drying
    • Size Reduction and Conveying
    • Processing and By-product Utilization
  • Dairy and Food Engineering
    • Heat and Mass Transfer
    • Preservation of Food

Architecture and Planning (AR):

  • 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
  • Building Services, Urban Infrastructure, Principles of water supply and sanitation systems & Process and Principles of Transportation Planning and Traffic Engineering

Biomedical Engineering (BM):

  • Engineering Mathematics
  • Electrical Circuits
  • Signals and Systems
  • Analog and Digital Electronics
  • Measurements and Control Systems
  • Sensors and Bioinstrumentation
  • Human Anatomy and Physiology
  • Biomaterials, etc.

Biotechnology (BT):

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

Civil Engineering (CE):

  • Engineering Mathematics
  • Structural Engineering
  • Geotechnical Engineering
  • Water Resources Engineering
  • Transportation Engineering
  • Geomatics Engineering

Chemical Engineering (CH):

  • Engineering Mathematics
  • Process Calculations and Thermodynamics
  • Fluid Mechanics and Mechanical Operations
  • Chemical Technology
  • Plant Design and Economics
  • Chemical Reaction Engineering, etc.

Computer Science and Information Technology (CS):

  • Engineering Mathematics
  • Digital Logic
  • Computer Organization and Architecture
  • Programming and Data Structures
  • Algorithms
  • Computer Networks
  • Operating System

Chemistry (CY):

  • Physical Chemistry
  • Inorganic Chemistry
  • Organic Chemistry

Electronics & Communications (Ec):

  • Engineering Mathematics
  • Networks, Signals and Systems
  • Electronic Devices
  • Digital Circuits
  • Analog Circuits
  • Electromagnetics, etc.

Electrical Engineering (EE):

  • Engineering Mathematics
  • Electric Circuits
  • Electromagnetic Fields
  • Signals and Systems
  • Power Systems
  • Control Systems, etc.

Ecology and Evolution (EY):

  • Ecology
  • Evolution
  • Behavioural Ecology
  • Mathematics and Quantitative Ecology

Geology and Geophysics (GG):

  • Common Section
  • Geology
  • Geophysics

Instrumentation Engineering (IE):

  • Engineering Mathematics
  •  Electrical Circuits
  • Signals and Systems
  • Control Systems
  • Analog Electronics
  • Measurements
  • Sensors and Industrial Instrumentation, etc.


  • Calculus
  • Linear Algebra
  • Ordinary Differential equations
  • Complex Analysis
  • Real Analysis
  • Linear Programming, etc.

Mechanical Engineering (ME):

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

Mining Engineering (MN):

  • Engineering Mathematics
  • Mine Development and Surveying
  • Geomechanics and Ground Control
  • Mining Methods and Machinery
  • Surface Environment, Mine Ventilation, and Underground Hazards, etc.

Metallurgical Engineering (ME):

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

Petroleum Engineering (PE):

  • Linear Algebra
  • Differential equations
  • Enhanced Oil Recovery Techniques
  • Latest trends in Petroleum Engineering
  • Health Safety and Environment in the Petroleum Industry
  • Oil and Gas Well Drilling Technology

Physics (PH):

  • Mathematical Physics
  • Electromagnetic Theory
  • Quantum Mechanics
  • Thermodynamics and Statistical Physics
  • Nuclear and Particle Physics

Production & Industrial Engineering (PI):

  • Engineering Mathematics
  • General Engineering
  • Manufacturing Processes I
  • Manufacturing Processes II
  • Quality and Reliability
  • Industrial Engineering

Statistics (ST):

  • Calculus
  • Linear Algebra
  • Probability
  • Stochastic Processes, etc.

Textile Engineering and Fibre Science (TF):

  • Engineering Mathematics
  • Textile Engineering & Fibre Science, etc.

Engineering Mathematics (Compulsory for all XE candidates):

  • Linear Algebra
  • Calculus
  • Vector Calculus
  • Complex variables
  • Partial Differential Equations, etc.

Fluid Mechanics:

  • Flow and Fluid Properties
  • Integral analysis
  • Differential Analysis
  • Dimensional analysis
  • Prandtl boundary layer equations, etc

Materials Science:

  • Processing of Materials
  • Characterisation Techniques
  • Thermodynamics and Kinetics
  • Elements of Quantum Mechanics and Mathematics, etc.

Solid Mechanics:

  • Equivalent force systems
  • Stresses & Strains
  • Elastic Constants
  • Axial, etc.


  • First Law of Thermodynamics
  • Second Law of Thermodynamics
  • Properties of Pure Substances
  • Thermodynamic Relations, etc.

Polymer Science and Engineering:

  • Chemistry of high polymers
  • Polymer Characterization
  • Synthesis and properties
  • Polymer blends and composites
  • Polymer processing, etc.

Food Technology:

  • Food Chemistry and Nutrition
  • Food Microbiology
  • Food Products Technology
  • Food Engineering, etc.

Atmospheric & Ocean Science:

  • Atmospheric Science
  • Ocean Sciences

Chemistry (Compulsory for all XL candidates):

  • Atomic Structure and Periodicity
  • Structure and Bonding
  • Chemical Equilibria
  • Reaction Kinetics
  • Structure-Reactivity Correlations and Organic Reaction Mechanisms, etc.


  • Organization of life
  • Structure and function of biomolecules
  • Photosynthesis
  • Generation and utilization of ATP
  • Biochemical separation techniques, etc.


  • Plant Systematics
  • Plant Anatomy
  • Morphogenesis & Development
  • Plant Breeding and Genetic Modification
  • Plant Pathology, etc.


  • Historical Perspective
  • Methods in Microbiology
  • Microbial Taxonomy and Diversity
  • Microbial Growth
  • Prokaryotic and Eukaryotic Cells: Structure and Function
  • Microbial Ecology, etc.


  • Animal world
  • Evolution
  • Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
  • Gene expression in Eukaryotes
  • Animal Anatomy and Physiology
  • Development Biology
  • Ecology
  • Animal Behaviour, etc.

Food Technology:

  • Food Chemistry and Nutrition
  • Food Microbiology
  • Food Products Technology, etc.

GATE 2020 Preparation Tips

GATE 2020 Preparation Tips are given below which are quoted by experienced mentors and students:

  • Students are requested to go through the Syllabus firstly.
  • Focus on-time distribution, management of resources and various other important factors.
  • Daily revision is an important aspect.
  • An Ample amount of sleep is a must as if candidates continuously tire their brain without rest, it will stop grasping new things and the ability to think faster and to focus will also get worse.
  • Solving questions will give candidates a reality check of candidates preparation and scope of improvement as well. Candidates must solve one previous year question paper as it will give candidates an idea of the exam pattern.
  • Join a test series and write tests every day as it will add up to their speed, accuracy and refinement in answering questions.

GATE 2020 Admit Card

GATE 2020 Admit Card is available on the official website (GOAPS) from 03 January 2020. Students who will be appearing for the examination are requested to download and print their admit cards before they appear for the examination.

  • It is mandatory to carry the admit cards to the exam centre along with a photo ID proof which will help in verification of the candidate's identity by the invigilators.
  • Both, the GATE 2020 Admit Card and the Original ID proof are essential for entry into the examination hall.
  • The Admit Card is valid if the candidate's photograph and signature images are clear and legible.
  • Candidates need to bring the print-out of the downloaded GATE 2020 Admit Card to the Examination for the verification.
  • Also, bring with the original and valid photo Identity Document which was specified during the filling up of the online application.
  • If candidates find any discrepancy in the GATE 2020 admit card, get in touch with the officials immediately and get it rectified as incorrect information won’t be entertained at the time of examination if found.
  • If candidates are appearing for the examination in a new city then kindly go and visit the examination centre before the day of examination so that candidates don’t reach late or go to the wrong centre.

GATE 2020 Exam Centres

The tentative list of zone-wise test centres of GATE 2020 exam is mentioned below:

GATE 2020 Test Centres
Zone No. Zonal GATE Office Tentative List of Examination Cities/Towns
1 IISc Bangalore Ananthapuramu, Angamaly, Bagalkot, Belagavi (Belgaum), Ballari (Bellary), Bengaluru South, Bengaluru North, Bidar, Chikkamagaluru, Davanagere, Kalaburagi (Gulbarga), Hassan, Hubballi (Hubli), Hyderabad, Kannur, Kasaragod, Kolar, Kozhikode, Kurnool, Malappuram, Mangaluru, Manipal, Mysuru (Mysore), Palakkad, Payyanur, Port Blair, Shivamogga (Shimoga), Thrissur, Vatakara, Tumakuru
2 IIT Bombay Ahmedabad, Amravati, Anand, Aurangabad, Baramati, Bhavnagar, Bhuj, Gandhinagar, Goa, Jalgaon, Kolhapur, Mehsana, Mumbai-Navi Mumbai-Thane, Nagpur, Nandad, Nashik, Pune, Rajkot, Ratnagiri, Sangli, Satara, Solapur, Surat, Vadodara, Ahmednagar
3 IIT Delhi Ajmer, Alwar, Bikaner, Faridabad-Palwal, Greater NOIDA, Gurugram, Hisar, Indore, Jaipur, Jammu-Samba, Jodhpur, Karnal, Mathura, New Delhi, Rohtak, Srinagar, Sikar, Udaipur, Ujjain, Kota
4 IIT Guwahati Agartala, Aizawl, Asansol-Durgapur, Bokaro Steel City, Burdwan, Dhanbad, Dibrugarh, Dimapur, Gangtok, Guwahati, Imphal, Itanagar, Jorhat, Kalyani, Muzaffarpur, Patna, Purnea, Shillong, Silchar, Siliguri, Tezpur
5 IIT Kanpur Agra, Aligarh, Allahabad, Bareilly, Bhopal, Gorakhpur, Gwalior, Jabalpur, Kanpur, Lucknow, Varanasi
6 IIT Kharagpur Balasore, Berhampur (Odisha), Bhilai, Bhubaneswar, Bilaspur (CG),Cuttack, Eluru, Hooghly (WB), Jamshedpur, Kakinada (AP), Kharagpur, Kolkata, Raipur, Rajamahendravaram (Rajahmundry), Ranchi, Rourkela, Sambalpur, Srikaulam, Vizianagaram, Tadepalligudem, Vijayawada, Visakhapatnam
7 IIT Madras Alappuzha, Aluva-Ernakulam, Attingal, Chengannur, Chennai South, Chennai West, Chirala, Chittoor, Coimbatore, Cuddalore, Dindigul, Gudur, Guntur, ldukki, Kadapa, Kanjirapally, Kanyakumari-Nagercoil, Karimnagar, Khammam, Kodad, Kollam, Warangal, Kothamangalam, Kottayam, Madurai, Muvattupuzha, Namakkal, Nellore,Thiruvananthapuram, Ongole, Pala, Puducherry, Salem, Thanjavur, Thoothukudi, Tiruchirapalli, Tirunelveli, Tirupati, Vellore, Villupuram, Virudhunagar, 
8 IIT Roorkee Ambala, Amritsar, Bathinda, Dehradun, Ghaziabad, Haldwani, Hamirpur-Una (HP), Jalandhar, Kurukshetra, Ludhiana, Meerut, MohaliChandigarh, Moradabad, NOIDA, Panipat, Pathankot, Patiala-Sangrur, Roorkee, Shimla-Solan, Sonepat, Yamunanagar
9 International GATE,
IIT Delhi
Addis Ababa (Ethiopia), Colombo (Sri Lanka), Dhaka (Bangladesh), Dubai (UAE), Kathmandu (Nepal), Singapore

NOTE: This is a tentative list, and any change will be updated on website (

GATE Application Form Correction 2020 (Announced)

The candidates can do the changes (if required ) in the GATE 2020 Application Form from 15 October 2019.

  • The GATE  2020 correction can be done on the official website or the site of the conducting body, i.e (
  • The applicants will be able to make corrections like name, father's name, etc.
  • For a change in Exam City, Exam Paper, Category and Gender, the web portal will be open in due course.

GATE 2020 Application Form

GATE 2020 Application Form will be released on the Official website of IIT Delhi ( as they are organizing the Graduate Aptitude Test Examination. The date of release of GATE 2020 Application form is 03 September 2019 and the last date of submission of online application has been extended to 05 October 2019. Candidates have to register on the official website using GATE 2020 login portal. After successfully doing GATE 2020 registration, candidates can fill the application form. These are the documents candidates will be needing to fill the Application form successfully so keep them ready:

  • The valid email id & mobile number to get the Gate 2020 notifications.
  • Scanned copy of the Eligibility Certificate (Degree Certificate or Provisional Certificate or Certificate from the Head of the Department/Institute) in pdf format.
  • Category certificate (SC/ST), PwD certificate, Dyslexia certificate - (if applicable).
  • The latest image of the candidate and signature should be uploaded.
  • The photograph must be in colour and taken after 01 August 2019 in a professional studio. Photographs taken using a mobile phone and other photos of the selfie category would be rejected.
  • The application form should be filled through the GATE Online Application Processing System (GOAPS).
  • Date of submission of form is 05 October 2019.

The four major sections of form filling are divided as stated below:

  • Registration
  • Application form filling
  • Documents upload
  • Registration fee payment

The specification of the photograph and signature is mentioned below in a table:

Particulars Photograph Signature
Size 240×320 - 480×640 in pixels (0.3 Megapixels) 80×280 - 160×560 in pixels

GATE 2020 Application Fee

Mode of Payment: From the GOAPS portal, the candidate will be redirected to the payment gateway webpage. Candidates can pay the application fee online either through Credit card/Debit card/Net Banking.

The Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering Application Fees is mentioned category wise in the table below:

GATE 2020 Registration Fee
Category Fee on or before 24th September 2019 Fee during the extended period
Female candidates Rs.750 Rs.1250
SC/ST/PwD candidates Rs.750 Rs.1250
All other candidates Rs.1500 Rs.2000
Addis Ababa, Colombo, Dhaka and Kathmandu candidates USD 50 USD 70
Dubai and Singapore candidates USD 100 USD 100

GATE 2020 Eligibility Criteria

Candidates must go through the below points and table to check the GATE Exam Eligibility Criteria:


  • Indian nationals are eligible to apply for the exam.
  • Candidates from Nepal, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, Singapore, Ethiopia and the United Arab Emirates (U.A.E) can also apply.

Age limit:

  • There is no age bar for appearing in the exam.
GATE Exam Eligibility Criteria 2020
Qualifying Degree Qualifying Degree/Examination Eligible candidates Description Year of Qualification more than
B.E./B.Tech./B.Pharm. Bachelor’s degree holders in Engineering/Technology (4 years after 10+2 or 3 years after B.Sc./Diploma in Engineering/Technology) Currently in the final year or already completed 2020
B. Arch. Bachelor’s degree holders of Architecture (5 years course)/Naval Architecture (4 years course)/Planning (4 years course) Currently in the final year or already completed 2020
B.Sc. (Research)/B.S. Bachelor’s degree in Science (Post-Diploma/4 years after 10+2) Currently in the 4th year or already completed 2020
M. Sc./M.A./MCA or equivalent Master’s degree in any branch of Science/Mathematics/Statistics/ Computer Applications or equivalent Currently in the final year or already completed 2020
Integrated M.E./M.Tech. (Post-B.Sc.) Post-BSc Integrated Master’s degree programs in Engineering/ Technology (4 years program) Currently in the 2nd/3rd/4th year or already completed 2022
Integrated M.E./M.Tech. or Dual Degree(after Diploma or 10+2) Integrated Master’s degree program or Dual Degree program in Engineering/Technology (5 years program) Currently in the 4th/5th year or already completed 2021
Integrated M.Sc./ Integrated B.S.-M.S. Integrated M.Sc. or 5 years integrated B.S.-M.S. program Currently in the final year or already completed 2020
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 and so on) Completed Section A or equivalent of such professional courses NA
Pharm. D. (after 10+2) Degree holders of 6 years program, consisting of internship or residency
training during the sixth year
Currently in the
4th/5th/6th year or
already completed
M.B.B.S Degree holders of M.B.B.S. and
those who are in the 7th/8th/9th
semester of such programme.
7th, 8th, 9th or
already completed

GATE 2020 Counselling

GATE Counselling 2020 will start somewhere around May 2020 for NITs and other institutions. But before that, applications for various IITs, IISc, IIITs and other prestigious institutions will be rolled out.

  • The students who have scored well and are willing to take admission in one of these colleges must first fill their applications after which each institute will do a shortlisting of eligible candidates.
  • The selected candidates will then be further called for Written Test, Personal Interview and group discussion (optional).
  • All these activities will not be sponsored and students will have to travel to various institutions they have been called to if they wish to get admitted there for further studies.

PSUs Recruitment Through GATE

In the past, several Public Sector Undertakings (PSUs) have used GATE scores to shortlist the candidates for employment. The details of the scheme of recruitment are normally published in National Newspapers, Employment News, Rozgar Samachar by the concerned authority. PSU jobs are one of the most demanded job options. A huge number of engineering graduates dream and prepare to be part of such PSUs because of the attractive salary packages as well as interesting & challenging job environment. 

As per the recent trends, PSUs have increased the recruitment of the top GATE qualified candidates. Approximately more than 55 PSUs are now recruiting the candidates through Graduate Aptitude Test exam.

Below is the list is given of the average salary PSUs are offering to the recruited candidates through the GATE exam:

List of the organizations who recruit using GATE score are as follows:

  1. Bharat Heavy Electricals Limited (BHEL)
  2. Gas Authority of India Limited (GAIL)
  3. Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL)
  4. Indian Oil Corporation Limited (IOCL)
  5. National Thermal Power Corporation (NTPC)
  6. Nuclear Power Corporation of India Limited (NPCIL)
  7. Oil and Natural Gas Corporation (ONGC)
  8. Power Grid Corporation of India (PGCI)

GATE 2020 Highlights

The highlights for GATE 2020 are given below in the table:

Exam Name

GATE 2020

Conducting Body

Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi (IIT-D)


National Level



Official website

Exam Mode

Online (CBT)

Exam Purpose

To offer admission in Master's of Technology Courses Offered by various colleges across India

About Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi

IIT Delhi was established in the year 1961 & is located in Hauz Khas a place in Delhi, India. The current campus has an area of 320 acres & is surrounded by the Sri Aurobindo Marg on the east, the Jawahar Lal Nehru Complex on the West, the National Council of Educational Research & Training on the South & the New Ring Road on the North & flanked by the Qutub Minar & Hauz Khas monuments.

In 2018 Indian Institute of Technology Delhi was given the status of Institute of Eminence by the Indian Govt. Now IIT Delhi can take its own decisions as it has been declared as an autonomous body. IIT Delhi is divided into four zones viz:

  • Student Residential Zone- one for boys hostels & other for girls hostels.
  • Student Recreational Area, that includes the Student Activity Center (SAC), football stadium, cricket ground, basketball courts, hockey field, lawn tennis courts and swimming pool.
  • Faculty and Staff Residential Zone
  • Academic Zone that includes department offices, lecture theatres, libraries and workshops.

About the Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering

The GATE is an examination organised by the IISc, & the seven Indian Institutes of Technology at Bombay, Delhi, Guwahati, Kanpur, Madras, Kharagpur and Roorkee on behalf of the National Coordination Board, Department of Higher Education, Ministry of Human Resource Development, Government of India.

GATE exam is compulsory for getting admission in the Master’s programs and direct Doctoral programs in Technology/Engineering/Architecture and  Doctoral programs in relevant branches of Science. 

GATE 2020 will be conducted for 25 subjects & it would be distributed over 1st, 2nd, 8th & 9th of February 2020. It is a national level exam & is a test which is based purely on CBT. GATE 2020 score will be valid for three years from the date of its announcement during the results.

GATE Examination Organizing Institutes

List of GATE exam organizing institutes for previous and coming years:

S.No. Year of Exam GATE Organizing Institute
1. GATE - 2022* IIT, Kharagpur*
2. GATE - 2021* IIT, Bombay*
3. GATE - 2020 IIT, Delhi
4. GATE - 2019 IIT, Madras
5. GATE - 2018 IIT, Guwahati


Zonal Distribution of GATE Examination

There are eight zones for conducting and administrating GATE examination. List of zones and administrative institute are given below:

  • Zone-1: Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore
  • Zone-2: Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay
  • Zone-3: Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi
  • Zone-4: Indian Institute of Technology, Guwahati
  • Zone-5: Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur
  • Zone-6: Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur
  • Zone-7: Indian Institute of Technology, Madras
  • Zone-8: Indian Institute of Technology, Roorkee

Indian Institute of Technology (IITs)

IITs are premium technological institutes in India under MHRD, Government of India. IITs are autonomous institutes governed by the Institutes of Technology Act, 1961 and declared as institutions of national importance

List of IITs with their locations, Year of establishment, NIRF Rank

IITs and their locations, sorted by date of establishment







IIT Kharagpur (IITKGP)



West Bengal


IIT Bombay (IITB)





IIT Madras (IITM)



Tamil Nadu


IIT Kanpur (IITK)



Uttar Pradesh


IIT Delhi (IITD)





IIT Guwahati (IITG)





IIT Roorkee (IITR)










IIT Bhubaneswar (IITBBS)

 2008 17



IIT Gandhinagar (IITGN)





IIT Hyderabad (IITH)





IIT Jodhpur (IITJ)





IIT Patna (IITP)





IIT Indore (IITI)



Madhya Pradesh


IIT Mandi (IITMandi)



Himachal Pradesh


IIT (BHU) Varanasi (IIT (BHU))



Uttar Pradesh


IIT Palakkad (IITPKD)


Not Ranked



IIT Tirupati (IITTP)


Not Ranked

Andhra Pradesh


IIT (ISM) Dhanbad (IIT (ISM))





IIT Bhilai (IITBH)


Not Ranked





Not Ranked





Not Ranked

Jammu and Kashmir


IIT Dharwad (IITDH)


Not Ranked



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GATE Important Dates

GATE 2020 Online Form Date03 Sep - 05 Oct 2019
Application Correction (Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering)15 Nov - 23 Nov 2019
GATE 2020 Admit card03 Jan 2020
GATE 2020 Result16 Mar 2020
Counselling01 Apr - 08 Apr 2020
GATE 2020 Exam Date01 Feb 2020, 02 Feb 2020

Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering 2020 Exam Pattern

Paper 1
Exam Duration:

3 hours

Total Marks:


Question Paper Type :

Multiple Choice Questions, Subjective

Negative Marking:


NOTE:1/3rd Mark will be deducted for 1 mark question and 2/3rd Mark will be deducted for 2 mark question in MCQ's.

Instructions:No negative in Numerical Answer Type questions.

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