GATE 2020 Exam Dates, Pattern, Registration, Question Paper, Result

The Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering (GATE) is an entrance test conducted by the IISC (Indian Institute of Science) and 7 IITs (Indian Institutes of Technologies). The IITs conducts the exam in a rotational manner. This year the GATE 2020 is being organized by IIT Madras. The exams for all the disciplines have been concluded on the 21st of February. The result for GATE 2020 is expected soon.

Note: Biomedical Engineering has been introduced as one of the core engineering subjects. Read the full notification here.

GATE 2020 Schedule:



Registration starts
September 3rd, 2019
Last Date of Registration and Pay feeSeptember 28th, 2019
Extended Closing Dates for Online ApplicationOctober 5th, 2019
Last Date of Request for Change in Exam cityNovember 15th,2019
GATE 2020 Admit Cards
January 3rd , 2020

GATE 2019 Exam Dates

ForeNoon: 9:30 Am to 12:30 Pm (Tentative)

Afternoon 2;30 to 5:30 (Tentative)

February 1, 2, 8 and 9, 2020
GATE Answer Key 2020 (official)
February 20th, 2020 (Tentative)
GATE 2020 Results
March 16, 2020
GATE 2020 ScorecardMarch 25th, 2020 (Tentative)
GATE Counselling Schedule
April, 2020 (Tentative)

GATE 2020 Admit Card:

The admit card for GATE 2020 has been released on the official website. The candidates can get their admit cards by logging in to the official website. The admit card released on 4th January of this year on the official website.
How To Download GATE 2020 Admit Card Online?
  • Go to the official website of GATE 2020
  • Find and click on the "GATE 2020 Admit Card" link
  • Log in to the website using your respective credentials (Registration No & Password)
  • The admit card will be shown on the screen. Review the admit card for any wrong details
  • Once confirmed, download and take a print out for the exam.

GATE 2020 Syllabus:

The candidates are advised to go through the syllabus thoroughly before starting their preparation for GATE 2020. The syllabus will help the students in concentrating on the most important subjects while preparing for the exam. The candidate should check the detailed syllabus. Check out the details here.

GATE 2020 Exam Pattern:

Mode of Examination
Online/ Computer-based Test (CBT)
Total no. of questions
Maximum Marks
Duration of Exam
Sections in paper
Two, i.e. Subject Specific and General Aptitude

GATE 2020 Cut Off:

The cut off is the minimum mark required to qualify the entrance exam. The candidates need to secure as same as the cut off mark or more than that to be eligible for the counselling session. The cut off varies as per the different institutes, courses and the category of the candidate.





Electronics & Communications Engg.(EC)
Computer Science & Information Technology(CS)
Mechanical Engineering(ME)
Electrical Engineering(EE)
Instrumentation Engineering(IE)
Civil Engineering(CE)
Chemical Engineering(CH)

GATE 2020 Application Form:

The application form for GATE 2020 is available online on the official website of GATE. The form can be submitted via online only. The application will be sent to authorities in via GATE Online Application Processing System.
How To Apply GATE 2020 Online?
  • Log on to the official website of GOAPS.
  • Register on the site using Email ID, phone no, & password
  • Fill up the application form and upload the photocopies of all the required documents
  • Pay the required amount and after successful completion save the payment details
GATE 2020 Applications To Start From September, New Subject Introduced

GATE 2020 Counselling:

The counselling session for GATE 2020 will start soon after the declaration of the result. The counselling will be done separately for IITs, NITs & for different institutes. The selected candidates will be intimated for the counselling session. The candidates have to appear for group discussion and personal interview process for the selection & seat allotment.

GATE 2020 Result:

The result for GATE 2020 will be declared on the official website of GATE. The candidates will be able to check their result by logging in to the website using their respective credentials (registration no & Email ID). The result will be available in the form of the scorecard. The candidates can check and download their scorecard for their future use. The GATE 2020 Result is expected to be released on 16th of March.

GATE 2020 Answer Key:

The answer key for GATE 2020 has been released by IIT Madras on its official website. Those who have appeared on the entrance exam can evaluate their answer and the probable score as per the official answer key. The answer key has been released for all the 24 papers. Check out the official answer key.

GATE 2020 Eligibility:

The candidates have to meet the eligibility criteria set by the authorities to appear in the exam. It is advisable to the candidates to check the criteria before registering on the website for the exam. Note that, one candidate can apply for one paper only. The candidates also have to meet the educational qualification to be eligible for the exam.
  • Bachelor's degree in Engineering & Technology (4 years for 10+2, 3 years after diploma)
  • Master's Degree in any related branch
Age Limit: No Age limit

GATE 2020 FAQs:

Q: When will GATE Admit Card Release?
A:  3rd January 2020 is the release date of  GATE 2020 admit card.

Q: From where I can get my GATE 2020  admit card?
A: GATE 2020 admit card only be downloaded from the GOAPS website from 3rd January 2020. Admit card will not send to candidates via post or as an email attachment.

Q: Is Admit Card alone sufficient for gate entry?
A: No. Students must keep a print out of the downloaded admit card along with the original ID proof mentioned in the official website.

Q: Can I bring admit card with my mobile, tablet or laptop to gain entry to the examination center?
A: No. Students are advised to take a print out of the admit card along with the valid ID proof (Driving Licence, Adhar Card, Voter ID card Ration Card).

Q: After the submission of the application, am I permitted to change any of my details?
A: Yes you can. But with a certain time period. You can change your personal details before the last date of paying the fee. 
Q: Can I use a physical calculator in the examination center?
A: No. Only the scientific calculator is only permissible in the examination hall.

Q: What is the mode of exam for GATE 2020?
A: GATE is a computer-based exam conducted jointly by IITs and IIsc 

Q: What is the duration of GATE 2020 exam and am I permissible to go outside during the exam? 
A: Time duration is 180 minutes or 3 hours. 
    : No. You are not allowed to go outside during the exam. 

Q: Can I get a refund if I paid twice for GATE 2020? 
A:  Yes it will be refunded to you by GOAPS (GATE Online Application Processing System).

Q: If I select the wrong paper in my GATE 2020 application form then what will I do?
A:  Yes you can change the required paper but a new application with a new email ID.

Q: How many papers can a student choose while she/he filling the application form?
A: Candidates only have the option to choose one subject paper at a time. Choosing the right subject is the responsibility of the candidates.

Q: Is the GATE score is useful for Jobs?
A: Basically GATE scores important to get admission into the master programme. But some Public Sector Unit (PSU) take candidates by their GATE score.

Q: What are the eligibility criteria for GATE 2020?
A: Before attempting the GATE 2020 students are advised to check the eligibility criteria mentioned in the official website.
  • Bachelor's degree in Engineering & Technology (4 years for 10+2, 3 years after diploma)
  • Master's Degree in any related branch

Q: Is there any age limit to appear the GATE exam?
A: No. But candidates at least a bachelor degree in any stream. 

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