GATE 2020

GATE 2020 – Admit Card Released soon

● GATE 2020 Admit card Released on – 3rd January 2020

● GATE 2020 Exam Date Announced: 1st, 2nd, 8th and 9th of February 2020

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GATE 2020 Exam Information

GATE 2020 examination will be conducted by Indian Institute of Technology Madras (IIT, Madras). The GATE exam for 2020 will be organized for 24 papers instead of 23 papers. GATE full form – Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering is an all India examination. The 2020 GATE exam scores can be utilized by the candidates. The exam will be organized by the IIT Madras for the 6th time.

Window for correction in Application Form – 15th October 2019 to  15th November 2019

Candidates had made some minor errors (Name, father’s name, college name, etc.)in the application form can now change it easily from Tuesday.

GATE 2020 Exam Date

The GATE 2020 exam date will be given on the official website. It is necessary for the candidates to know about the dates for the exam, admit card dates and result dates. Important dates for GATE Exam 2020 are as follows:



GATE 2020 exam application beginning date September 03, 2019
GATE 2020 exam application last date September 24, 2019
GATE 2020 exam application extended last date 5th October 2019.
Correction window for Application form 15 October 2019 to 15 November 2019
Admit card availability January 03, 2020
GATE 2020 exam date February 1, 2, 8 and 9, 2020
Releasing date of Official Answer key Third week of February 2020
Result announcement date March 16, 2020
The date for downloading GATE scorecard

March 20, 2020, to May 31, 2020

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GATE 2020 Eligibility Criteria

The GATE eligibility criteria 2020 is a necessary factor to be considered while applying for the GATE exam 2020. The candidate’s application that is found ineligible to apply will get rejected. So before applying for the examination, the candidates should thoroughly check the eligibility criteria. Following is the eligibility criteria for GATE 2020:

Age limit:

There is an age limit to apply for the GATE exam 2020.

Educational qualification:

In order to apply for the GATE exam 2020, the candidates must have completed their bachelor’s degree in engineering/ Master’s degree/ Technology in any relevant science subject or should be pursuing the final year of the course.


The candidates who are Indian citizens will be eligible to apply for the GATE 2020 examination. Also, the candidates belonging to Bangladesh, Nepal, Sri Lanka, Ethiopia, and the United Arab Emirates will be allowed to appear for the examination.

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GATE 2020 Registration

 GATE registration will play an important role in the process of the examination. The first step in the registration process will be to fill the application form for which they must register themselves using the GATE 2020 login option. The candidates here will be asked to give the following details such as candidate’s name, mobile number and email id, the password for future login for GATE exam registration. The application forms will be accepted only through online and other forms of application form will not be accepted.

The candidates then must provide the required details in the respective columns of the application form of the GATE exam. The candidates should use their GATE 2020 registration number and password to login to the website. Any additional information which has been asked must be provided by the candidates. Then, the candidates should scan the necessary documents and upload them according to the specifications stated by the authorities. The candidates will be required to choose a total of three exams for the GATE exam. The exam centers will be allotted by the exam authority according to the choices filled by the candidates.

Then the candidates should pay the application fees in order for the application forms to get accepted by the exam conducting authority. Each category candidates must pay the fees according to the amount allotted for them. It is also important to verify the provided details and then finally click the submit option.

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GATE 2020 Exam Pattern

The candidates must have a clear knowledge about the GATE exam pattern in order to know about the number of questions and marks for the exam. The duration of the exam will be for 3 hours and the total number of questions will be 60 for 100 marks.

The GATE question pattern will contain questions with 1 mark and 2 marks. For 1 marks questions, there will be a negative marking of 1/3 marks and for 2 mark questions, there will 2/3 marks deducted as negative marks. There will be numerical answer type questions for both 1 and 2 mark questions.

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GATE 2020 Syllabus

The GATE syllabus 2020 will consist of the sections covering all the sections which are included for the examination. The candidates can download the GATE 2020 syllabus from GATE 2020 syllabus pdf that will be made available on the website.

While preparing for the exam, it is important for the candidates to go through the GATE syllabus for the examination properly in order to cover the maximum of the topics. The syllabus will consist of the weight-age of marks that will be provided for each topic so that the candidates can provide more importance to the topics according to the marks allotted for each one.

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GATE 2020 Admit Card

The admit card download process for GATE 2020 is easy to do. Following are the steps to download GATE admit card 2020:

  1. Open the official website of GATE.
  2. Search for the GATE 2020 admit card link
  3. Provide your enrollment ID or email address and password
  4. A login will get open and you can download the GATE 2020 admit card
  5. The admit card can be downloaded as a pdf file by clicking the tab.

The candidates can download the admit card for GATE examination and take a print copy of it. The admit card is a necessary document which must be brought to the exam hall during the examination.

Along with the admit card, the candidates must also bring a valid photo id such as Passport/ Voter ID/ College ID/ Employee ID/ Aadhar UID, etc. Admit card should be kept safely by the candidates until the entire admission process gets over.

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GATE 2020 Result

The candidates should wait patiently for the GATE 2020 result to be announced on the official website. The GATE 2020 result date will be the most expected factor among the candidates after the exam is completed. Only after the announcement of the result, the cut off marks will also be announced on the website. It will be declared on the GATE official website and the candidates can download them and use it for future reference.

Importance of GATE score for admission in MTech courses offered by IITs:

For getting MTech admission in top notch engineering colleges of the country depends entirely on your GATE score. Starting from learning core concept to world class teaching comes as an additional benefit to your well achieved GATE score. GATE score 600-800 will give you an edge of getting calls from top IITs and NITs. Apart from getting admission you can also get scholarship of Rs. 12,400 /- per month for a tenure of 2 years in term of teaching assistantship. There are other scholarships also one can avail, please log in to

GATE score is also considered for PSUs:

PSUs started accepting GATE score for fulfilling certain posts like MT, GET etc. since the year 2012, since then number of applicants started emerging. Some PSUs like GAIL and NTPC focus on only top rankers and call them for the interview whereas others like Power Grid give more importance to the performance of the candidate at the interview. PSUs invite candidates nearly four to seven times the number of the vacancy. So, getting selected in PSUs will purely depend on the number of vacancies in that particular year. GATE AIR 1 – 200 will have a fair chance of getting selected in PSUs.

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GATE Cutoff

Notable Dates for GATE Cutoff

Event Important Dates
GATE 2020 Examination 1st, 2nd, 8th and 9th of February 2020
Release of GATE 2020 Qualifying Cutoff and Result 16th March, 2020
GATE Score Card 20th March to 31st May 2020
Late (Paid) Download of GATE Score Card 2020 31st of May 2020 to 31st of December 2020

Qualifying Cutoff

The qualifying cutoff for GATE 2020 is the minimum score that a candidate has to achieve to qualify the examination.

The GATE 2020 Qualifying Cutoff will be declared in a subject-specific list and is to be released along with the result on 16th March 2020.

The qualifying cutoff for GATE is not to be confused with admissions cutoff that will be declared by IITs/NITs for admissions. This would be determined on number of applicants and batch-size etc. Further, even PSUs may determine their own cutoff.

The GATE Cutoff is declared by exam authorities whereas admissions cutoff is announced by individual university/college.

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