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GATE 2020 CCMT Registration (Open), COAP Dates (Revised), Cutoff, Scorecard, and Rank Predictor
GATE CCMT 2020 Counselling registration process has begun from May 13, 2020 and will remain open till June 12, 2020. This year MNIT Jaipur will conduct GATE CCMT counselling to offer admission into the postgraduate programs at NITs. The total number of GATE CCMT 2020 participating institutes has been increased to 49 from 46. The detailed schedule for regular and special rounds has also been released by the authorities. Check GATE CCMT 2020 Counselling
However, due to the outbreak of COVID-19 the counselling of dates of GATE COAP 2020 has been revised again by the authorities. The registration window is open and candidates can visit the official website i.e. coap.iitm.ac.in to register for the counselling process. COAP is a common platform where all the participating IITs upload there admission offer letters in the common time window. Apply Now
IIT Delhi has released GATE 2020 Result on March 13, 2020 for all the 25 disciplines. Candidates who have appeared for the exam in February can check their results by visiting application portal appsgate.iitd.ac.in. The institute has also declared GATE Cut Off, for ME it is 34.0, for CE 32.9, and for EC 28.8.
Candidates are advised to download their GATE 2020 scorecards as it is one of the important documents required during the time of counselling and admission. These scores carry a validity of three years from the date of announcement of GATE Results.
Candidates who have qualified the minimum marks requirement are eligible for M.Tech admission in the STEM(Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics) disciplines offered by IITs, NITs, IIITs, GFTIs, and STIs. Moreover, candidates can also check their rank using GATE Rank Predictor.
Other than admissions in M.Tech programs, GATE Scores are used by various PSUs for the recruitment of eligible candidates at various positions. Some of the PSUs are DRDO, IOCL, ONGC, NTPC, BHEL, etc. Check PSU Recruitment through GATE
- A total of 6,85,088 candidates appeared in the examination out of which 18.8% candidates qualified in GATE 2020.
- Out of 29 toppers, Jaya Gupta topped in Metallurgical Engineering with 83 marks, while Priya Rathore topped in Textile Engineering & Fibre Science with 89.33 marks.
- Ajay Singhal and Sumit Dewada topped in Civil Engineering in GATE 2020 with 90.77 marks out of 100.
- Maximum number of applications were filled for Mechanical Engineering (ME) paper and the cut-off of ME for this year is 34.0
- Least number of applications were filled in Ecology and Evolution (EY) with only 175 students applicants and the cut off of the same is 42.2
Andhra Pradesh State Council of Higher Education has announced to conduct the online coaching for GATE aspiring candidates. Only Andhra Pradesh state engineering students can register for this coaching program. JNTU Anantapur, Kakinada and YVU Cuddapah will jointly conduct the coaching program. Interested candidates can register at jntua.ac.in/gate-online-classes/registration
- The last date to register is May 7, 2020.
- Online GATE coaching will start from May 11, 2020
- As per the official notification, online coaching will be conducted in 12 sessions for 12 days.
- The duration of each session is 2 hours.
- 2 subjects per day will be taught online by 2 different faculty members.
- Candidates will be informed by E-Mail about the schedule of classes.
Read the article to know more about GATE 2020 result, cut off, score calculation, counselling process, PSU Recruitment, and much more.
GATE CCMT 2020 Counselling Process
GATE 2020 CCMT Counselling
For admissions into NITs candidates need to register for CCMT. MNIT Jaipur has announced the dates for GATE CCMT 2020 registration and choice filling process. The registration window is open and candidtaes can register or fill their choices online till June 12, 2020.
The authorities will be conducting the counselling process for providing the admission into the postgraduate programmes in participating NITs on the basis of GATE score. The total number of CCMT 2020 participating institutes has been increased to 49 from 46. Know More GATE CCMT Counselling
- GATE 2020 CCMT counselling will heavily rely on the GATE 2020 scores of the candidates.
- Aspirants qualifying the GATE cut-off would become eligible for GATE 2020 CCMT counselling.
- Candidates need to verify their documents during the counselling process.
- For counselling, it is mandate for the candidates to fill the GATE registration form, along with the fees for GATE Counselling by visiting the respective portals.
Schedule of GATE CCMT 2020 Regular Rounds
|Online Registration & Fee Payment and Online Choice Filling||May 13 – June 12, 2020|
|Online Choice Locking||June 05 – June 12, 2020|
|Automatic Locking of saved choices||June 12, 2020 (23:59 Hours)|
|Publication of Round-1Seat Allotment||June 17, 2020|
|Payment of Seat Acceptance Fee, Document uploading and specifying Willingness||June 17 – June 20, 2020|
|Online Document Verification by officers of Allotted Institute||June 18 – June 24, 2020|
|Online Change of Willingness / Withdrawal||June 28 – June 30, 2020.|
|Publication of Round-2 Seat Allotment||July 05, 2020.|
|Payment of Seat Acceptance Fee, Document uploading and specifying Willingness||July 05 – July 08, 2020|
|Online Document Verification by officers of Allotted Institute||July 06 – July 12, 2020|
|Online Change of Willingness / Withdrawal||July 16 – July 18, 2020.|
|Publication of Round-3 Seat Allotment||July 22, 2020|
|Payment of Seat Acceptance Fee and Document uploading||July 22 – July 24, 2020|
Online Document Verification by officers of Finally Allotted Institute:
For candidates who have been allotted seat first time
or whose allotted institute has been changed
|July 23 – July 28, 2020|
|Online admission in the Finally Allotted Institute by depositing the Balance Fee online by candidates of all rounds||July 23 – Aug 03, 2020|
|Online Withdrawal from the Admitted Institute||July 27 – Aug 10, 2020|
At the time of counselling, candidates would be required to carry the following documents:
- Class 10th certificate and mark sheet
- Class 12th certificate and mark sheet
- Graduation mark sheet of all the semester
- Caste certificate (if applicable)
- EWS Certificate (if applicable)
- GATE Admit Card
- Valid Photo ID
- GATE Scorecard
- College leaving certificate issued by the college
- Passport size photograph of the candidate.
GATE COAP 2020 Counselling Process
GATE COAP 2020 Counselling Dates (Revised Again)
Candidates need to apply individually for GATE COAP counselling for admissions after the announcement of GATE Results. For admissions into IITs, aspirants will need to apply to individual institutes where admission is desired and eventually, register for Common Offer Acceptance Portal.
GATE 2020 COAP Counselling registration is open. Candidates can visit the official website i.e. coap.iitm.ac.in. to register for the counselling process. However, due to the outbreak of COVID-19 the counselling dates have been revised. Candidates can check the new dates in the table below. Apply Now GATE COAP Counselling
|Round||Dates||Accept and Freeze Option||Retain and Wait Option||Reject and Wait Option|
|Round 1||June 10 - 11, 2020||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|Round 2||June 17 - 18, 2020||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|Round 3||June 24 - 25, 2020||Yes||Yes/ No*||Yes|
|Round 4||July 01 - 02, 2020||Yes||Yes/ No*||Yes|
|Round 5||July 08 - 09, 2020||Yes||No||Yes|
Exam Report for GATE 2020
As per the official statistics, this year saw a drop in the number of applicants registered for GATE 2020. A total of 858,030 candidates have registered for GATE 2020 which is the lowest when compared with the data of previous years. Out of the total number of candidates registered for GATE 2020, only 685,088 candidates appeared for the exam.
One of the reasons for this 20% dip in could be the hike in fees of M.Tech Courses. In September 2019, IIT Council, the major decision-making body for tech schools in India had approved a proposal to increase the tuition fee of M.Tech courses. As per the proposal, a hike of 10% is proposed in the current fee of Rs. 20,000 which will take place in a phased manner over a period of three years. However, the decision has been postponed by the authorities until further proceedings.
GATE 2020 Result
GATE 2020 Result
IIT-Delhi has declared the GATE 2020 Result on March 13, 2020 at the GOAPS website. Candidates appearing in the examination can check their GATE Result 2020 at the Online Application Portal of GOAPS. With the use of valid credentials, one can view their results, punching in Enrolment Number, Email ID, Registration ID, and Password. Only the aspirants who have qualified in the GATE Exam would gain access to download the score-card which will remain valid for three years from the date of Result Declaration.
Sample of GATE Scorecard:
Candidates can follow the step by step process for getting access to their GATE result:
- Visit the official website.
- Go to the results page and click on GATE 2020 Result.
- GOAPS portal for GATE would appear.
- Fill in the login details on the portal.
- Click on the submit tab.
- GOAPS candidate dashboard for GATE 2020 would open.
- Click on the results section.
- Your GATE Result will be displayed on the screen.
Details Mentioned on your GATE 2020 Score Card:
- Candidate's Name
- Registration Number of the Candidate
- GATE Question Paper and Paper Code
- Candidate's obtained GATE Score
- GATE 2020 Cutoff Marks
- Candidate's Photograph and Signature
- GATE Result 2020 along with GATE Score Card
GATE 2020 Toppers List
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GATE 2020 Cut Off
GATE 2020 Cut off
Candidates can check the subject-wise qualifying marks released by IIT Delhi:
|GATE 2020 Paper Name||General||OBC||SC/ST/Pwd|
|Aerospace Engineering (AE)||27.2||24.4||18.1|
|Agriculture Engineering (AG)||26.3||23.6||17.5|
|Architecture and Planning (AR)||34.8||31.3||23.2|
|Biomedical Engineering (BM)||25.0||22.5||16.6|
|Civil Engineering (CE)||32.9||29.6||21.9|
|Chemical Engineering (CH)||35.7||32.1||23.8|
|Computer Science & Information Technology (CS)||28.5||25.6||19.0|
|Electronics & Communication Engineering (EC)||28.8||25.9||19.2|
|Electrical Engineering (EE)||33.4||30.0||22.2|
|Ecology & Evolution (EY)||42.2||37.9||28.1|
|Instrumentation Engineering (IN)||34.6||31.1||23.0|
|Mechanical Engineering (ME)||34.0||30.6||22.6|
|Mining Engineering (MN)||32.7||29.4||21.8|
|Metallurgical Engineering (MT)||49.2||44.2||32.8|
|Petroleum Engineering (PE)||39.8||35.8||26.5|
|Production & Industrial Engineering (PI)||36.6||32.9||24.4|
|Textile Engineering & Fiber Science (TF)||37.1||33.3||24.7|
|Engineering Sciences (XE)||26.0||23.4||17.3|
|Life Sciences (XL)||31.7||28.5||21.1|
GATE 2020 cut-off depends upon certain general parameters. These parameters include:
- Number of candidates appearing in the exam.
- Number of seats up for taking
- The difficulty level of the paper
- Any other factor (say error or something in certain questions)
GATE 2020 PSU Recruitment
GATE 2020 PSU Recruitment
Public Sector Undertaking (PSU) are the companies that are owned by the union government of India or one of the states/territorial governments or both. The majority of company shares are held by the government. These companies offer recruitment to candidates every year.
- Based on GATE scores, candidates can apply for the recruitment process.
- Candidates will be shortlisted based on GATE Cut Off
- Shortlisted candidates will be called for selection rounds like Personal Interview (PI)/ Group Discussion (GD). Some PSUs also conducts their own test to shortlist the candidates.
Benefits of Applying in PSU through GATE
- As an employee of one of the premier PSUs means a good job profile/position, decent pay cheque, job perks, medical facilities, and job security. The salary packages in PSUs generally range from 5 lakhs to 12 lakhs.
- All GATE qualified candidates can apply for various PSUs like DRDO, BARC, BHEL, BTPC, etc at same time.
- GATE scores cannot be manipulated hence selection through GATE score is considered honest everywhere.
- Immense opportunities to enhance your skills in the PSUs as various training programs are conducted by the companies to boost the performance of their employees.
GATE PSU Expected Cut Off
Based on the cut off trends of previous years we are providing the expected cut off some of the PSUs for mechanical and electronics branch candidates because in GATE 2020 maximum number of applications was filled for Mechanical Engineering paper.
|NTPC||Mechanical||72 - 80||65 - 70||54 - 60||49 - 53|
|Electronics||64 - 68||55 - 58||48 - 50||39 - 44|
|BHEL||Mechanical||80 - 84||NA*||72 - 75||61 - 64|
|Electronics||68 - 70||62 - 65||52 - 56||45 - 49|
NOTE: NA* – the cut off was not available for the previous years.
GATE 2020 Paper Analysis
GATE 2020 Paper Analysis
On February 8, students appeared for EE, EY, TF, CS papers and CE paper was taken by candidates on Feb 9, 2020. 15% weight was given to General Aptitude, 15% to Engineering Mathematics, and 70% to Subject Paper in EE, TF, CS and CE exams. For EY paper the General Aptitude section carried 15% of the total marks and the remaining 85% of the total marks were for the subject paper.
On Feb 1 and 2, 2020 students had appeared for paper having paper codes IN, ME1, MT, PE, PH, CY, ME2, PI, AR, BM, BT, CH, MA, MN, ST, XE, XL, AE, AG, EC, and GG in two shifts.
GATE 2020 Paper Analysis includes the details about the difficulty level of each paper along with section-wise division of topics, types of questions, syllabus weightage, and more. With the help of GATE paper analysis, candidates will be able to get an idea of the examination conducted by the authorities and accordingly prepare for their exam. It is very helpful to understand the level of difficulty that the candidates could face during their respective examinations. Candidates will also be able to know the pattern of the exam in regards to division of syllabus, weightage and more that will help those candidates who are preparing for the next year GATE examination.
GATE 2020 Highlights
Candidates who are going to start their preparations for GATE 2020 must take a brief idea about the exam. Having the idea of an exam overview would make you aware of the exam mode, pattern, marking scheme, etc.
|Exam||GATE 2020 (Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering)|
|Level of Exam||All India Level|
|Conducting Authority||7 IITs and IISc, Banglore on Rotational basis.|
|Exam Mode||Computer-Based Mode|
|Number of Papers||25 Papers (Biomedical Engineering is newly added)|
|Number of Test Takers||8,58,030|
GATE 2020 Important Dates
Candidates preparing for the exam must go through the schedule released by the exam conducting authority on its official website. Below given are the important GATE 2020 exam date:
|GATE 2020 Events||Dates|
|Exam date||February 1, 2, 8, and 9, 2020|
|Candidate’s Response Sheet||February 12, 2020 (Released)|
|GATE Official Answer Key||February 18, 2020 (Released)|
|Start Date to Raise Objection against Answer Key||February 19, 2020 (11:00 AM)|
|Last Date to Raise Objection against Answer Key||February 21, 2020 (6:00 PM)|
|Result declaration||March 13, 2020 (Declared)|
|Publishing of Scorecard||March 19, 2020 (Released)|
GATE 2020 Exam Pattern, Syllabus, and Books
The exam pattern for GATE has been released by IIT Delhi. For this year, the authorities have announced Biomedical Engineering (BE) as a new paper. Candidates who will be appearing for the exam can get an idea of the type and number of questions, negative marking details, and other relative information.
GATE paper will consist of both multiple-choice questions and numerically based questions. The marking scheme will be different for both types of questions. MCQs of 1 mark will carry a negative marking of ⅓ mark. MCQs of 2 marks will carry a negative marking of 2/3rd marks. Numerical based questions will not have any negative marking.
There will be one common subject in all GATE papers i.e. General Aptitude. The other subjects will vary as per the choices given by candidates. The table below is the GATE Exam Pattern for the reference of the candidates:
|Mode of Exam||Online|
|Type of Questions asked|
|Number of Questions asked||65|
|No. of Sections||3 (except in AR, CY, GG, EY, XL, PH and MA papers)|
|Marks for a correct answer||1 Mark/2 Marks for each correct answer depending on the section.|
|Total marks allotted||100|
|Total time allotted||180 Minutes|
|Division of Marks|
General Aptitude: 15% of total marks
Engineering Mathematics*: 15% of total marks Subject
Discipline opted for by candidate: 70% of total marks
GATE 2020 Syllabus
- The syllabus for GATE varies according to the subject chosen by a candidate. However, the one section that is common to all papers, General Aptitude, syllabus is defined underneath.
- This section can prove to be highly scoring if a candidate prepares smartly. Thus, it can help in raising the overall rank of a candidate. The section is divided into two parts - Verbal Ability and Numerical Ability.
- The aim of the section is to test a candidate’s aptitude which cannot be gained in a fortnight.
- General aptitude portion would comprise of 15% marks and the rest 85% would be for the core subject.
- GATE 2020 syllabus is similar to the graduation level curriculum for each respective discipline. Only the general aptitude and verbal ability part (15%) is common to all the papers under GATE 2020.
Following are the topics covered under the General Aptitude section:
GATE Important Books
For the General aptitude section following books can be referred:
|Verbal Reasoning||R.S. Aggarwal|
|Quantitative Aptitude||R.S. Aggarwal|
|Non-Verbal Reasoning||R.S. Aggarwal|
|Previous years GATE paper (solved)||Arihant Publications|
GATE 2020 Eligibility Criteria
IIT, Delhi has defined GATE 2020 Eligibility Criteria to appear for the exam in the information brochure. As there are many Papers offered under aptitude test, candidates are advised to carefully read the eligibility of paper they wish to apply for. Candidates not satisfying the eligibility criteria would be disqualified from the exam during any subsequent stage.
- Nationality: Indian citizens along with foreign nationals from Nepal, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, Singapore, Ethiopia and United Arab Emirates are eligible to appear for the National Level Post Graduate Engineering Entrance Exam.
- Age Limit: There is no minimum or maximum age limit to appear for the exam.
- Academic Qualification: Candidates passed/ appearing Bachelor's Degree in Engineering/ Technology or Post Graduation in relevant Science discipline are considered as eligible applicants
- Qualifying Marks: To candidates relief there is no minimum percentage requirement to appear for the exam.
- Number of Attempts: There is no prescribed attempt limit, candidates satisfying the eligibility criteria can apply for the test.
Note: Applicants should note that the eligibility criteria are specified for GATE 2020 only. Eligibility for M.Tech admissions in IITs are decided respectively by the institutes.
GATE 2020 Paper Wise Eligibility
Conducting authorities also specify paper wise eligibility apart from general criteria. Applicants have to choose only one subject out of the 25 Papers provided.
|Qualifying Examination||Eligibility Criteria|
|B.E/ B.Tech/ B. Pharma||Bachelor’s degree in Engineering/ Technology (4 Years after 10+2 or 3 Years after B.Sc/ Diploma)|
|B.Arch||5 Years Bachelor’s Degree in Architecture/ 4 Years in Naval Architecture and 4 Years in Planning|
|B.Sc. (Research)/ B.S||Bachelor’s Degree in Science (4 Years after 10+2 or Post Diploma)|
|M.Sc./ M.A/ M.C.A or Equivalent||Post Graduation in Science/ Mathematics/ Statistics/ Computer Applications|
|Integrated M.E/ M. Tech (After B.Sc)||4 Years Integrated Master’s Degree Post B.Sc in Engineering/ Technology|
|Integrated M.E/ M. Tech or Dual Degree (After Diploma or 10+2)||5 Years Integrated Master’s Degree or Dual Degree Program in Engineering/ Technology|
|Integrated M.Sc/ Integrated||5 Years Integrated B.S-M.S or Integrated M.Sc|
|Professional Society Examination (Equivalent to B.E/ B.Tech/ B.Arch)||Exams by Professional Societies recognised by MHRD/ UPSC/ AICTE (E.g. AMIE by Institution of Engineers, AMICE by Institute of Civil Engineers).|
Documents Required for GATE Eligibility
- As the matter stands sub judice, candidates having a certificate from any professional society must ensure that it is recognised by MHRD or AICTE as equivalent to B.E/ B.Tech / B.Arch.
- If the Qualifying examination is passed in 2018 or before, they have to submit their degree certificate/ provisional certificate issue by the institute.
- In case candidates are in their final year of qualifying examination, a course certificate has to be uploaded issued by the concerned institute or Department.
GATE 2020 Registration
GATE 2020 Application Form was available from August 31 till October 5, 2019. GATE Registration was completely online. Candidates had to submit the application form with payment of fees by visiting the official website – gate.iitd.ac.in.
Candidates were able to access the application form through the GATE Online Application Processing System. There are a few mandatory steps that candidates need to follow while applying for GATE exam. They are-
- Registration- Candidates have to register themselves through GOAPs by entering their name, email id, and mobile number after which an enrollment id will be generated. Candidates have to change the password for the future login purpose.
- Filling of Application Form- After registration, a completed application form will appear in which the candidates have to provide personal, academic, and qualification details. candidates will have to choose the preferred exam centers while filling the online application form.
- Uploading Images- Once the candidate has filled the application form, they have to upload the scanned copy of photograph, signature and category certificate (if applicable) as per the specifications of exam authority.
- Fee Payment- Candidates have to pay the application fee in online mode i.e. through net banking/debit card/credit card.
- Application Form Submission- After completing all the steps mentioned above, candidates have to submit the application form.
GATE 2020 Application Fee
GATE 2020 application fee has been mentioned in the table given below:
For Indian Exam Centers-
|Category||On/Before September 28, 2019||From Sept 29 – October 5, 2019|
|SC/ST||INR 750||INR 1250|
|Females||INR 750||INR 1250|
|General||INR 1200||INR 2000|
For Exam Centers Outside India
|Exam Centers||On/Before September 28, 2019||From Sept 29– October 5, 2019|
|Addis Ababa, Colombo, Dhaka, and Kathmandu||US$ 50||US$ 70|
|Dubai and Singapore||US$ 100||US$ 120|
GATE Application Form Correction
GATE aspirants were provided the facility to make corrections (if any) in the application form from October 15 – November 25, 2019. The official notification for GATE Application Form Correction has been released by the authority. Candidates can make changes in only a certain area of their application form. The details that can be corrected are-
- Candidate’s name
- Date of Birth
- Name of Parent
- Parent’s Mobile Number
- Correspondence Address
- Qualifying Degree Details
- Category/gender/PwD status/Dyslexia
There is a certain fee charged for application form correction. Refer to the table given below which gives a detailed information of form correction fee.
|For Candidates in India||For Candidates Outside India|
|Change request in exam city within India||Rs. 400||Exam city request outside India||Rs. 740|
|Change request in exam city outside India (Addis Ababa, Colombo, Dhaka, and Kathmandu)||Rs. 3550||Exam city change request from Addis Ababa, Colombo, Dhaka & Kathmandu to Dubai or Singapore||Rs. 4290|
|Change request in exam city outside India (Dubai and Singapore)||Rs. 7100|
GATE 2020 Admit Card Download
GATE Admit Card has been released. You can download GATE 2020 Admit Card by following these simple step:
Step 1: Visit the official website appsgate.iitd.ac.in
Step 2: Enter your GATE Enrollment ID and Password and click Submit.
Step 3: Click on the link available to download GATE 2020 Admit Card
Step 4: Download and take a colored printout of the document
Step 5: Check for any discrepancies, if any.
Sample of GATE Admit Card
Details Mentioned on GATE Admit Card
GATE admit card is a very important document to be carried with you during the time of exam. After downloading it, you should check all the details written on your admit card. Details like Candidate’s Name, Signature, Photo, Exam Date, time and day, instructions, Registration Number, complete address, paper code etc.
Documents Required with GATE 2020 Admit Card
Along with your GATE admit card, you have to carry one valid Photo Id proof to prove your identity like Passport, Driving License, PAN Card, Employee ID, College ID, Voter ID, Aadhaar UID, or Notarized Affidavit with Photo, Signature, Date of Birth & Residential Address.
NOTE: In case of any discrepancy in your admit card, you must report it to the authorities or to your Zonal Office.
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GATE 2020 Exam Centers
GATE 2020 exam will be conducted at various cities across the country as well as abroad. six exam centers are located outside India i.e. in Dubai, Addis Ababa, Colombo, Dhaka, Singapore, and Kathmandu.
GATE 2020 Answer Keys
GATE 2020 Answer Key
The final GATE 2020 Answer keys has been released. Earlier, the official preliminary answer key was released on February 18, 2020 along with the question papers and response sheet. Candidates can download the same from the links given in the table below:
|Paper/Subject||GATE 2020 Question Paper||GATE 2020 Answer Key||GATE 2020 Final Answer Keys|
Download (Slot 1)
Download (Slot 2)
|Electronics and Communication Engineering||Download||Download||Download|
Download (Slot 2)
Download (Slot 1)
Download (Slot 2)
|Computer Science and Information Technology||Download||Download||Download|
|Architecture and Planning||Download||Download||Download|
|Ecology and Evolution||Download||Download||Download|
|Geology and Geophysics||Download||Download||Download|
|Production and Industrial Engineering||Download||Download||Download|
|Textile Engineering and Fibre Science||Download||Download||Download|
Comparing answer keys to their personal response sheets will give candidates a rough estimate of how many marks they will score in the final examination. Candidates can assess their marks in the examination according to the marking scheme provided in the GATE Exam Pattern. It must be kept in mind that there is no negative marking applicable for Numerical Answer Type (NAT) questions, it will only be applicable for the multiple-choice questions (MCQ).
How to download GATE 2020 answer key from official website?
Step 1: Visit the official website of GOAPS i.e. appsgate.iitd.ac.in
Step 2: Login using registered ID and password
Step 3: Check and download GATE Answer Key
Step 4: Also take a print out for future use
How to raise objections against GATE Answer Key?
Step 1: Visit the official website of GOAPS i.e. appsgate.iitd.ac.in
Step 2: Login using the registered ID and password
Step 3: Click on ‘GATE 2020 answer key
Step 4: Select the paper that you sat down for
Step 5: Click on ‘raise objection
Step 6: Find the question number that you wish to raise an objection for from the official answer key and enter the question ID
Step 7: Pay the objection fee through the available method of payment.
GATE 2020 FAQs
GATE 2020 FAQs
Ques. What is the registration process of GATE?
Ans. You need to fill the GATE online form through the official website of GATE Online Application Processing System (GOAPS), upload the required documents, pay the registration fee and submit the application form. After a successful payment of application fee, you will be considered registered for the exam.
Ques. Can I use the same e-mail Id to fill multiple GATE application forms?
Ans. No, you could use one e-mail Id for one registration only. All the candidates are advised to use one e-mail ID to fill the form and avoid filling the multiple forms. In case you found any errors or mistakes in the duly filled application form then no need to worry as you will also get the chance to do the form correction for a limited time period.
Ques. What happens in case of power or internet connection failure during the GATE application form submission?
Ans. In case of interruption during the GATE form submission, you would be able to access your registration page by logging in again to the GOAPS portal. You already filled information might have saved by the GOAPS server.
Ques. In what mode can I pay the GATE application fee?
Ans. You can pay GATE application fee only through the online mode (debit card, credit card and net banking).
Ques. While paying the GATE application fee, the amount was deducted from my bank account twice. How could I get additionally deducted amount back?
Ans. It would be refunded by the GOAPS authority in a maximum of two weeks.
Ques. Should I send the printed copy of GATE application form to GOAPS?
Ans. No, only the online registration is needed for GATE. There is no need to send any copy of the application form to the authorities.
Ques. How could I know the status of my GATE application submission?
Ans. You can check the status of your GATE application after successful submission through the official website of GOAPS.
Ques. I skipped taking print of the acknowledgment screen of my GATE online application submission. How could I retrieve it now?
Ans. You need to login to the GOAPS portal using your enrolment Id and password and take print of the acknowledgment again.
Ques. I am a student of B.Tech. final year. Am I eligible for applying to GATE?
Ans. Yes. You are eligible to apply for the exam.
Ques. I am a student of B.Tech. final year. What document should I produce for applying to GATE?
Ans. You need to obtain a certificate (in the specified format) from the Principal of your institution and upload the same while registering for GATE.
Ques. From where could I get my GATE admit card?
Ans. By visiting the official website of GOAPS ie. gate.iitd.ac.in
Ques. What should I bring to the exam center along with the GATE 2020 admit card?
Ans. One valid and original (not photocopied/scanned copy) photo identity proof.
Ques. Which all documented are will be allowed as a photo identity proof at the exam center of GATE 2020?
Ans. Driving license, passport, PAN card, voter Id card, Aadhaar card, college Id card, employee Id card, or any other photo identity proof issued by Indian or state government.
Ques. Will I be allowed to enter the exam center of GATE 2020, if I carry the photocopy of my driving license?
Ans. No, you need to carry the original one.
Ques. Will it be mandatory to take a printout of GATE to admit card for entering the exam center of GATE 2020?
Ans. Yes. Without admit card no candidate will be allowed to enter the examination hall.
Ques. Will I be allowed to enter the exam center of GATE 2020, if I carry would show the E-aadhaar on my mobile phone?
Ans. No, you need to carry the original hardcopy.
Ques. Should I take a colored or black and white printout of GATE admit card for entering the exam center of GATE 2020?
Ans. Colored print out is preferred. Candidates are advised to take 2-3 printouts.
Ques. Do I need to validate something in the downloaded GATE 2020 admit card?
Ans. You need to validate that all your particulars in the GATE 2020 admit card are correct.
Ques. What should I do if I find errors in my GATE 2020 admit card?
Ans. You need to immediately contact your zonal center of GATE 2020.
Ques. Could I take my physical calculator to the GATE 2020 examination hall?
Ans. No. Candidates are not allowed to take any such items in the examination hall.
Ques. How would then I will be able to make my calculations while attempting the GATE 2020 exam?
Ans. You will be provided with a virtual calculator on your computer screen for your calculations.
Ques. I have never used a virtual calculator before. How would I use it in How to use GATE 2020?
Ans. You will be able to practice it using the GATE 2020 mock test before the exam.
Ques. When will be the GATE 2020 mock test be released?
Ans. In November 2019. Candidates can check their preparation level by appearing in the mock test series.
Ques. Shall I be provided with paper for rough work and calculations during the GATE 2020 examination?
Ans. You will be provided a scribble pad for your rough work that you will need to return pad to the invigilator while exiting the exam hall.
Ques. Shall I be able to deposit my mobile phone at the GATE 2020 exam hall?
Ans. No, you will have to make your own arrangements for keeping your belongings safe before entering the exam hall.
Ques. What are the restricted items for the GATE 2020 examination hall?
Ans. Mobile phones, physical calculators, wristwatches, any other electronic items, and sharp objects are not allowed inside the GATE examination hall.
Ques. Where will be the GATE 2020 result declared?
Ans. On the official website of GOAPS.
Ques. What information do I need to provide to accessing my GATE 2020 result?
Ans. Your GATE enrolment Id and date of birth.
Ques. Would I be able to download my GATE 2020 score card on the day of GATE 2020 result declaration?
Ans. No, you will not be able to download your score card later on.
Ques. What fee do I need to pay for downloading the GATE 2020 score card?
Ans. If you miss downloading the scorecard till May 30, 2020 then after that till Dec 30, 2020 the download of admit card will be by making a payment of INR 500.
Ques. I have passed B.Tech. in 2019 with a backlog. Am I eligible for GATE 2020?
Ans. Yes, but you will have to clear your backlog by the counselling start date.
Ques. I have the qualifying exam for GATE 2020 in the year 2019. I don’t have my degree certificate but have a provisional certificate. Could I apply for GATE 2020?
Ans. Yes. You can apply for the exam. But during the of counselling or admission, you have to produce all the certificates in original.
Ques. I have passed my B.Tech. with 55% marks. Am I eligible for GATE 2020?
Ans. Yes. You can easily apply for the exam.
Ques. How many times could I appear in GATE?
Ans. There is no limit for a number of GATE attempts.
Ques. What is the upper age limit for GATE 2020?
Ans. There is no age limit for appearing in GATE 2020.
Ques. I have completed my graduation through a distance learning program. Am I eligible for GATE 2020?
Ans. Yes. You can apply for the exam. You should not have any backlogs.
Ques. I passed my B.Tech. in 2016, but still, have a backlog. Am I eligible for GATE 2020?
Ans. No. Candidates with backlogs are not allowed to apply for the exam.
Ques. I belong to SC category. Do I need to upload my category certificate while registering for GATE?
Ans. No, you would have to produce it during your counselling for the M.Tech. courses.
Ques. I am not able to upload my signature while applying for GATE even after multiple trials. What could be the reason?
Ans. Your signature file would not be in the prescribed file format or size.
Ques. What is the GATE 2020 registration fee for foreign nationality candidates?
Ans. INR 1500 if the GATE 2020 exam center is selected within India, and US$ 50, if it is selected in Addis Ababa, Colombo, Dhaka and Kathmandu. For Dubai and Singapore, it will be US$ 100.
Ques. I paid the GATE 2020 application fee twice by mistake. How could I get back the extra payment?
Ans. It would be refunded by the GOAPS authority in maximum two weeks.
Ques. I have made the payment, but it is still not reflected on the GOAPS portal. What should I do?
Ans. Probably your payment is not accepted and would be refunded back to your account. Make sure to pay the fee before the due date.
Ques. I didn't upload my photograph as per the specifications while registering for GATE. Would it be rejected?
Ans. Yes. uploading documents are per the requirements of the IIT Delhi is mandatory.
Ques. How many choices of exam center do I need to give while registering for GATE?
Ans. Three. Candidates can fill up to 3 exam centers during the time of online registration.
Ques. Why should I give three choices of examination centers during GATE registration?
Ans. Because if you are not allotted your first choice of center, then your remaining two choices will be considered.
Ques. Will I surely be allotted a GATE exam center only from my provided choices?
Ans. No, not necessarily. If those are not available, you would be provided another nearby center.
Ques. Will I be able to update my mobile number or e-mail Id after submitting my GATE 2019 application form?
Ans. No, updating the mobile number or e-mail Id is not allowed.
Ques. What all entries could I correct in the submitted GATE 2020 application form?
Ans. You can change only name, date of birth, name of parent/guardian, qualifying degree, and year of qualifying degree.
Ques. I selected the wrong paper in my GATE application form. What should I do?
Ans. You will need to fill a new application using a new e-mail address (mobile number can be same) and choose the correct paper for examination.
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