GATE 2020 | GATE Exam Dates, Eligibility, Notification
GATE CCMT 2020 Counselling has been postponed. GATE is the Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering, conducted every year by the Indian Institute of Technology seven centers namely Bombay(Mumbai), Delhi, Guwahati, Kanpur, Kharagpur, Madras (Chennai), and Roorkee, along with Ministry of Human Resources Development and the Department of Higher Education, Government of India. GATE is internationally accepted as a standard entrance test and has a reputation like our IITs. In India, the successful candidates from GATE are considered for admission to Post Graduate courses, as well as for Ph.D., and the Indian public sector undertakings (PSU) of the Government of India are considering for employment as graduate engineers.
GATE 2020 Important Dates
|Starting of Registration||1st September 2019|
|Last date to submit the application form & fee||28th September 2019 (Extended)|
|Extended Closing Date for Submission of (Online) Application||5th October 2019|
|Application correction window opens||15th October 2019|
|Corrections in Category/PwD Status/Gender/Dyslexia and other similar learning disabilities||Last week of October to 1st week of November 2019|
|Last date to make changes in exam city by paying an additional fee||15th November 2019|
|Availability of Mock Test||November 2019|
|Downloading of Admit Card||3rd January 2020|
|GATE 2020 Exam||1st, 2nd, 8th & 9th February 2020|
|Release of Answer Key||By 19th February 2020|
|Answer key objection window||19th – 21st February 2020|
|Declaration of Results||13th March 2020|
|Release of Score Card||19th March 2020 to 31st May 2020|
|Starting of Counselling process||postponed|
Step 1: Register on the GOAPS website
To begin with, aspirants were requested to visit the official website of the respective zonal GATE offices or the website of the GATE 2020 organising institute.
Registration: Aspirants needed to register for the exam by providing a valid email address, mobile number, and a GOAPS password. All communications regarding GATE will be sent to the email address provided at the time of registration. One person was allowed to register with one e-mail address. Candidates were also advised to give their mobile numbers for communications through SMS.
GOAPS Password: Aspirants had to choose a password during their registrations through GOAPS.
GOAPS Enrollment ID: Once aspirants register for GATE 2020, an email containing the GOAPS Enrolment ID will be sent to the candidates on the email id provided.
Step 2: Fill the online application form for GATE 2020
To fill the GATE 2020 application form online, candidates had to log in to the official website of GOAPS using their credentials. Once logged in, candidates were able to fill the application form for GATE.
Details to be filled in GATE 2020 application form
- Personal information (name, date of birth, personal mobile number, parents’ name, parents’ mobile number, etc.). It was to be noted that the name of the candidate in the application form must be the same as that in the qualifying degree certificate (or) the certificate issued by the Head of the Department/Institute in which the candidate is pursuing his/her study. GATE 2020 scorecard will be issued as per the name entered in the application form. Prefix/title such as Mr/Shri/Dr/Mrs/Smt, etc. should NOT be used before the name.
- Address for Communication (including PIN code)
- Eligibility degree details
- College name and address with PIN code
- GATE paper (subject)
- Choice of GATE examination cities
Step 3: Pay GATE 2020 application fee
After filling the online application form, candidates had to pay the GATE 2020 application fee. Details of application fee and various payment options are given below. Please remember that the application fee is non-refundable.
Candidates who are in the final year of Engineering UG, Engineering Graduates, Science graduates with a Master’s degree are eligible. There is no restriction of attempts.
GATE 2020 Exam Fees
|Category||On or before due date||During extended period|
|Female candidates||Rs 750||Rs 1250|
|SC/ ST / PwD category candidates||Rs 750||Rs 1250|
|All other candidates||Rs 1500||Rs 2000|
GATE Syllabus for Examination
GATE Syllabus for any engineering stream is a very exhaustive one, as it includes three sections – General Aptitude, Engineering Mathematics, and subject-specific paper as chosen by aspirants while filling the GATE 2020 application form. The candidate requires a thorough understanding of GATE Syllabus for a proper preparation strategy. Candidates can download GATE Syllabus for all the subjects through their official website.
|General Aptitude (GA) : Common in all papers|
|AE: Aerospace Engineering||PH: Physics|
|AG: Agricultural Engineering||PI: Production and Industrial Engineering|
|AR: Architecture and Planning||TF: Textile Engineering and Fibre Science|
|BT: Biotechnology||XE -A: Engineering Mathematics|
|BM: Biomedical Engineering||ST: Statistics|
|CE: Civil Engineering||XE-B: Fluid Mechanics|
|CH: Chemical Engineering||XE-C: Materials Science|
|CS: Computer Sc. and Information Technology||XE-D: Solid Mechanics|
|CY: Chemistry||XE-E: Thermodynamics|
|EC: Electronics and Communication Engineering||XE-F: Polymer Science and Engineering|
|EE: Electrical Engineering||XE – G: Food Technology|
|EY: Ecology and Evolution||XE – H: Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences|
|GG: Geology and Geophysics||XL – P: Chemistry|
|IN: Instrumentation Engineering||XL-Q: Biochemistry|
|MA: Mathematics||XL-R: Botany|
|ME: Mechanical Engineering||XL – S: Microbiology|
|MN: Mining Engineering||XL – T: Zoology|
|MT: Metallurgical Engineering||XL – U: Food Technology|
|PE: Petroleum Engineering|
Overview of GATE Syllabus 2020
Given below are the topics covered in GATE Syllabus:
|General Aptitude Syllabus (Common for all papers)|
|Verbal Ability||Numerical Ability|
|Biomedical Engineering Syllabus (new entrant)|
|Engineering Mathematics||Electrical Circuits|
|Analog and Digital Electronics||Signals and Systems|
|Measurement and Digital Electronics||Sensors and Bioinstrumentations|
|Medical Imaging System||Biomaterials|
|Human Anatomy and Physiology||Biomechanics|
|Aerospace Engineering Syllabus|
|Fourier Series||Laplace Transforms|
|Numerical methods for linear and nonlinear algebraic equations||Numerical integration and differentiation.|
|Dynamic stability||Euler angle|
|Equations of motion||Aerodynamic forces and moments, stability & control derivatives|
|Decoupling of longitudinal and lateral-directional dynamics||Longitudinal modes; lateral-directional modes.|
|Orbit transfer||In-plane and out-of-plane|
|Elementary ideas of viscous flows including boundary layers||Wind Tunnel Testing|
|Measurement and visualization techniques||Vibration of beams|
|Theory of elasticity||Equilibrium and compatibility equations|
|Airy’s stress function||–|
|Agriculture Engineering Syllabus|
|Engineering Mathematics||Farm Machinery|
|Farm Power||Soil and Water Conservation Engineering|
|Irrigation and Drainage Engineering||Agricultural Processing Engineering|
|Dairy and Food Engineering||–|
|Architecture & Planning Syllabus|
|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|
|Engineering Mathematics||General Biotechnology|
|Recombinant DNA Technology||Plant and Animal Biotechnology|
|Bioprocess Engineering and Process Biotechnology||–|
|Civil Engineering Syllabus|
|Engineering Mathematics||Structural Engineering|
|Geotechnical Engineering||Water Resources Engineering|
|Environmental Engineering||Transportation Engineering|
|Chemical Engineering Syllabus|
|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|
|Computer Science and Information Technology Syllabus|
|Engineering Mathematics||Digital Logic|
|Computer Organization and Architecture||Programming and Data Structures|
|Algorithms||Theory of Computation|
|Compiler Design||Operating System|
|Physical Chemistry||Organic Chemistry|
|Electronics and Communication Engineering Syllabus|
|Engineering Mathematics||Networks, Signals and Systems|
|Electronic Devices||Analog Circuits|
|Digital Circuits||Control System|
|Electrical Engineering Syllabus|
|Engineering Mathematics||Electrical Circuits|
|Electromagnetic Fields||Signals and Systems|
|Electrical Machines||Power Systems|
|Control Systems||Electrical and Electronic Measurements|
|Analog and Digital Electronics||Power Electronics|
|Ecology and Evolution Syllabus|
|Mathematics and Quantitative Ecology||Behavioral Ecology|
|Geology And Geophysics Syllabus|
|Instrumentation Engineering Syllabus|
|Engineering Mathematics||Control Systems|
|Electrical Circuits||Analog and Digital Electronics|
|Signals and Systems||Measurements|
|Sensors and Industrial Instrumentation||Communication and Optical Instrumentation|
|Rear Analysis||Complex Analysis|
|Ordinary Differential Equations||Algebra|
|Functional Analysis||Numerical Analysis|
|Partial Differential Equations||Topology|
|Mechanical Engineering Syllabus|
|Engineering Mathematics||Applied Mechanics and Design|
|Fluid Mechanics and Thermal Science||Material, Manufacturing and Industrial Engineering|
|Mining Engineering Syllabus|
|Engineering Mathematics||Mine Development Surveying|
|Geomechanics and Ground Control||Mining Methods and Machinery|
|Surface Environment, Mine Ventilation and Underground Hazards||Mine Economics, Mine Planning, System Engineering|
|Metallurgical Engineering Syllabus|
|Engineering Mathematics||Thermodynamics and Rate Process|
|Extractive Metallurgy||Physical Metallurgy|
|Mechanical Metallurgy||Manufacturing Process|
|Mathematical Physics||Classical Mechanics|
|Electromagnetic Theory||Quantum Mechanics|
|Thermodynamics and Statistical Physics||Atomic and Molecular Physics|
|Solid State Physics and Electronics||Nuclear and Particle Physics|
|Production and Industrial Engineering Syllabus|
|Engineering Mathematics||Genera Engineering|
|Manufacturing Processes||Quality and Reliability|
|Industrial Engineering||Operation Research an Operational Management|
|Textile Engineering Syllabus|
|Engineering Mathematics||Textile Engineering and Fibre Science|
|XE A (Engineering Mathematics Syllabus)|
|Vector Calculus||Ordinary Differential Equations|
|Partial Differential Equations||Complex variables|
|Probability and Statistics||Numerical Methods|
|XE B (Fluid Mechanism Syllabus)|
|Flow and Fluid Properties||Kinematics|
|Integral analysis||Differential Analysis|
|Inviscid flows||Dimensional analysis|
|Internal flows||Prandtl boundary layer equations|
|XE C (Material Sciences Syllabus)|
|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 F (Thermodynamics Syllabus)|
|Basic Concepts||Law of Thermodynamics|
|Thermodynamics Cycle||Thermodynamics Relations|
|Ideal Gas Mixtures||–|
|XE F (Polymer Science and Engineering Syllabus)|
|Chemistry of high polymers||Polymer Characterization|
|Synthesis and properties||Polymer blends and composites|
|Polymer Technology||Polymer rheology|
|Polymer processing||Polymer testing|
|XE G (Food Technology Syllabus)|
|Food Chemistry and Nutrition||Food Microbiology|
|Food Products Technology||Food Engineering|
|XL P (Chemistry Syllabus)|
|Atomic Structure and Periodicity||Structure and Bonding|
|s, p and d Block Elements||Chemical Equilibria|
|Thermodynamics||Structure-Reactivity Correlations and Organic Reaction Mechanisms|
|XL R (Botany Syllabus)|
|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 Syllabus)|
|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|
|XL T (Zoology Syllabus)|
|Evolution||Biochemistry and Molecular Biology|
|Cell Biology||Gene expression in Eukaryotes|
|Animal Anatomy and Physiology||Parasitology and Immunology|
Cracking the GATE through tougher is worthwhile and opens the gates of many big companies and big institutions to the right candidate. Good luck to the students for whatever be their ambition, employment in public sector undertaking, or higher study.
GATE Admit Card 2020
Registered candidates will be able to download GATE 2020 admit card/hall ticket from the official website of GOAPS by submitting their credentials to log in.
GATE 2020 Result
Candidates will be able to check GATE result 2020 by using the details such as application number and password at GOAPS official website.After the declaration of the GATE result, only qualified candidates will be able to download the GATE Score Card. The score will be valid for three years from the declaration of GATE result date.
GATE 2020 Counselling:
Candidates will need to apply separately for admissions in different institutions through COAP (for IITs) and CCMT (for NITs, IIITs and CFTIs).
IIT MTech Admission Through GATE 2020:
- Candidates have to participate in the GATE counselling conducted through COAP for the process of seat allotment.
- Candidates will have to complete the online registration process on COAP’s official website.
- COAP conducts four rounds of seat allotment and the results are announced after the successful conclusion of each round.
- Two more additional rounds of seat allotment are conducted in case the MTech seats at IITs are not filled during the first four rounds.
IISC Bangalore MTech Admission Through GATE 2020
- Admission into the MTech programs offered at IISC Bangalore is done through COAP counseling based on GATE scores.
- The institute also conducts its entrance test and personal interview for candidates seeking admission into some of the engineering branches.
- After the announcement of the GATE result, exam qualifiers will have to complete the online registration process on the official website of IISC Bangalore.
NIT, IIIT, CFTI MTech Admission Through GATE 2020:
.Admission to the MTech programs offered at NITs, IIITs and CFTIs are done through CCMT counselling basis GATE scores.
- Candidates must have valid GATE score of 2017/2020/2020
- A minimum of 6.5 CGPA or 60% marks must be acquired in the qualifying exam (For General and OBC).
- For SC/ST/PwD category candidates, the eligibility is set at a minimum of 6.0 CGPA or 55% marks.
Documents Required for Counselling:
Students will be required to bring the following documents for the document verification process during reporting at RC:
- Provisional seat allotment letter.
- Self-Attested Copy of GATE Score Card (2018 or 2019 or 2020)
- Photo ID proof.
- Original Birth certificate issued by competent authority/Class X (High School) Board Certificate as proof of date of birth.
- Class 12 marks sheet.
- Marks sheet of qualifying examination (all semesters).
- Degree/Provisional Certificate
- Category certificate (if applicable).
- Three Passport size coloured photograph.
- Seat acceptance fee proof.
- Printout of the Registration form & locked choices.
- Migration Certificate
- Transfer Certificate
- Original Conduct Certificate from the Head of the institution last attended.
- An original Course completion certificate from the Head of the University/Institute in case result is awaited.
- One set of self-attested photocopy of all the original documents
Frequently Asked Question GATE 2021
- What is the GATE exam for?
Ans. GATE exam is for admission in postgraduate courses offered by various universities in India.
- What is the mode of exam for the GATE exam?
Ans. Gate exam is an MCQ based exam where the candidate has to select 1 answer from the 4 given options
- What is the date for GATE results?
Ans. 13th March 2020
- What is the fee for the GATE exam for female candidates?
Ans. 750 Rs
- When is GATE 2020?
Ans. 05 Feb, 06 Feb 2021
- Does GATE have negative marking?
- What does GATE stand for?
Ans. Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering
- What are the maximum number of attempts for GATE?
Ans. no limit
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