GATE 2020


    GATE 2020 CCMT Registration (Open), COAP Dates (Revised), Cutoff, Scorecard, and Rank Predictor

    Nikkil Visha Nikkil Visha
    Exams Prep Master

    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. 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 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

    • 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.

    Must Read GATE 2020 Topper Ajay Singhal’s Interview

    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 46Know 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 FillingMay 13 – June 12, 2020
    Online Choice LockingJune 05 – June 12, 2020
    Automatic Locking of saved choicesJune 12, 2020 (23:59 Hours)
    Publication of Round-1Seat AllotmentJune 17, 2020
    Payment of Seat Acceptance Fee, Document uploading and specifying WillingnessJune 17 – June 20, 2020
    Online Document Verification by officers of Allotted InstituteJune 18 – June 24, 2020
    Online Change of Willingness / WithdrawalJune 28  – June 30, 2020.
    Publication of Round-2 Seat AllotmentJuly 05, 2020.
    Payment of Seat Acceptance Fee, Document uploading and specifying WillingnessJuly 05 – July 08, 2020
    Online Document Verification by officers of Allotted InstituteJuly 06 – July 12, 2020
    Online Change of Willingness / WithdrawalJuly 16 – July 18, 2020.
    Publication of Round-3 Seat AllotmentJuly 22, 2020
    Payment of Seat Acceptance Fee and Document uploadingJuly 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 roundsJuly 23 – Aug 03, 2020
    Online Withdrawal from the Admitted InstituteJuly 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. 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

    RoundDatesAccept and Freeze OptionRetain and Wait OptionReject and Wait Option
    Round 1June 10 - 11, 2020YesYesYes
    Round 2June 17 - 18, 2020YesYesYes
    Round 3June 24 - 25, 2020YesYes/ No*Yes
    Round 4July 01 - 02, 2020YesYes/ No*Yes
    Round 5July 08 - 09, 2020YesNoYes

      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 Cut Off

      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:

      gate score card

      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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      Read More  PSU Recruitment Through GATE

      GATE 2020 Cut Off

      GATE 2020 Cut off

      Candidates can check the subject-wise qualifying marks released by IIT Delhi:

      GATE 2020 Paper NameGeneral OBCSC/ST/Pwd
      Aerospace Engineering (AE)27.224.418.1
      Agriculture Engineering (AG)26.323.617.5
      Architecture and Planning (AR)34.831.323.2
      Biomedical Engineering (BM)25.022.516.6
      Biotechnology (BT)30.727.620.4
      Civil Engineering (CE)32.929.621.9
      Chemical Engineering (CH)35.732.123.8
      Computer Science & Information Technology (CS)28.525.619.0
      Chemistry (CY)26.72417.8
      Electronics & Communication Engineering (EC)28.825.919.2
      Electrical Engineering (EE)33.430.022.2
      Ecology & Evolution (EY)42.237.928.1









      Instrumentation Engineering (IN)34.631.123.0
      Mathematics (MA)25.022.5


      Mechanical Engineering (ME)34.030.622.6
      Mining Engineering (MN)32.729.421.8
      Metallurgical Engineering (MT)
      Petroleum Engineering (PE)39.835.826.5
      Physics (PH)37.233.424.8
      Production & Industrial Engineering (PI)36.632.924.4
      Statistics (ST)25.022.5


      Textile Engineering & Fiber Science (TF)37.133.324.7
      Engineering Sciences (XE)26.023.417.3
      Life Sciences (XL)31.728.521.1

      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)
      Check GATE 2020 Paper-wise Cut Off

      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.

      Read About Recruitment Process of Top PSUs

      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.

      PSU NameBranch General OBCSCST
      NTPCMechanical72 - 8065 - 7054 - 6049 - 53
      Electronics64 - 6855 - 5848 - 5039 - 44
      BHELMechanical80 - 84NA*72 - 7561 - 64
      Electronics68 - 7062 - 6552 - 5645 - 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.

      Check GATE 2020 Paper – ​Wise Preparation Tips

      Commonly Asked Questions

      Which is the best book for GATE Mechanical Engineering at low prices?

      Candidates may follow books like Machine design - V.B. Bhandari, Engineering Mechanics by Bhavikatti, Fluid Mechanics by R K Bansal, Heat and Mass Transfer by J P Hollman and R C Sachdeva, Industrial Engineering by O P Khanna, Buffa and Sarin, Strength of Materials - Gere & Timoshenko. 

      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.

      ExamGATE 2020 (Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering)
      Level of ExamAll India Level
      Conducting Authority7 IITs and IISc, Banglore on Rotational basis.
      Application ModeOnline
      Exam ModeComputer-Based Mode
      Number of Papers25 Papers (Biomedical Engineering is newly added)
      Number of Test Takers8,58,030

      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 EventsDates
      Exam dateFebruary 1, 2, 8, and 9, 2020
      Candidate’s Response SheetFebruary 12, 2020 (Released)
      GATE Official Answer Key February 18, 2020 (Released)
      Start Date to Raise Objection against Answer KeyFebruary 19, 2020 (11:00 AM)
      Last Date to Raise Objection against Answer KeyFebruary 21, 2020 (6:00 PM)
      Result declarationMarch 13, 2020 (Declared)
      Publishing of ScorecardMarch 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 ExamOnline
      Type of Questions asked
      • Multiple Choice Questions
      • Numerical Based Questions
      Number of Questions asked65
      No. of Sections 3 (except in AR, CY, GG, EY, XL, PH and MA papers)
      Marks for a correct answer1 Mark/2 Marks for each correct answer depending on the section.
      Negative Marking
      • -⅓ for 1 mark MCQs
      • -⅔ for 2 mark MCQs
      • No negative marking for numerical questions
      Total marks allotted100
      Total time allotted180 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.

      Click here to access the branch-wise GATE 2020 syllabus

      Following are the topics covered under the General Aptitude section:

      Verbal Ability
      • English Grammar
      • Sentence Completion
      • Verbal Analogies
      • Word Groups
      • Instructions
      • Critical Reasoning
      • Verbal Deduction
      Numeric Ability
      • Numerical computation
      • Numerical Estimation
      • Numerical Reasoning
      • Data Interpretation

      GATE Important Books

      For the General aptitude section following books can be referred:

      Verbal ReasoningR.S. Aggarwal
      Quantitative AptitudeR.S. Aggarwal
      Non-Verbal ReasoningR.S. Aggarwal
      Previous years GATE paper (solved)Arihant Publications 

      Check GATE 2020 Best Books for all 25 Papers 

      GATE 2019 Topper Tips

      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 ExaminationEligibility Criteria
      B.E/ B.Tech/ B. PharmaBachelor’s degree in Engineering/ Technology (4 Years after 10+2 or 3 Years after B.Sc/ Diploma)
      B.Arch5 Years Bachelor’s Degree in Architecture/ 4 Years in Naval Architecture and 4 Years in Planning 
      B.Sc. (Research)/ B.SBachelor’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.

      Commonly Asked Questions

      Is a candidate eligible to take GATE 2020 exam if he/she has one backlog in 8th semester?

      Candidates who have qualified B.Tech or are currently in the final year of graduation are eligible for GATE 2020. 

      Is a candidate with 56% marks in M.Sc. eligible for GATE exam?

      Yes, candidates with minimum 45% marks in bachelors degree are eligible for GATE exam.

      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 –

      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-

      1. 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. 
      2. 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. 
      3. 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. 
      4. Fee Payment- Candidates have to pay the application fee in online mode i.e. through net banking/debit card/credit card. 
      5. 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- 

      CategoryOn/Before September 28, 2019From Sept 29 – October 5, 2019 
      SC/STINR 750INR 1250
      FemalesINR 750INR 1250
      GeneralINR 1200INR 2000

      For Exam Centers Outside India

      Exam CentersOn/Before September 28, 2019From Sept 29– October 5, 2019
      Addis Ababa, Colombo, Dhaka, and KathmanduUS$ 50US$ 70
      Dubai and SingaporeUS$ 100US$ 120

      GATE 2019 Topper Tips

      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
      • Country 
      • 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 IndiaFor Candidates Outside India
      Change request in exam city within IndiaRs. 400Exam city request outside India Rs. 740
      Change request in exam city outside India (Addis Ababa, Colombo, Dhaka, and Kathmandu)Rs. 3550Exam city change request  from Addis Ababa, Colombo, Dhaka & Kathmandu to Dubai or SingaporeRs. 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

      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

      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. 

      Know More   GATE Financial Assistance

      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/SubjectGATE 2020 Question PaperGATE 2020 Answer KeyGATE 2020 Final Answer Keys
      Mechanical Engineering

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      Instrumentation EngineeringDownloadDownloadDownload
      Electronics and Communication EngineeringDownloadDownloadDownload
      Civil Engineering

      Download(Slot 1)

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      Download (Slot 2)

      Computer Science and Information TechnologyDownloadDownloadDownload
      Electrical EngineeringDownloadDownloadDownload
      Aerospace EngineeringDownloadDownloadDownload
      Agricultural EngineeringDownloadDownloadDownload
      Architecture and PlanningDownloadDownloadDownload
      Bio-Medical EngineeringDownloadDownloadDownload
      Chemical EngineeringDownloadDownloadDownload
      Ecology and EvolutionDownloadDownloadDownload
      Geology and GeophysicsDownloadDownloadDownload
      Mining EngineeringDownloadDownloadDownload
      Metallurgical EngineeringDownloadDownloadDownload
      Petroleum EngineeringDownloadDownloadDownload
      Production and Industrial EngineeringDownloadDownloadDownload
      Textile Engineering and Fibre ScienceDownloadDownloadDownload
      Engineering ScienceDownloadDownloadDownload
      Life ScienceDownloadDownloadDownload

      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.

      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

      GATE rank predictor

      How to raise objections against GATE Answer Key?

      Step 1: Visit the official website of GOAPS i.e.

      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.

      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.

      *The article might have information for the previous academic years, which will be updated soon subject to the notification issued by the University/College

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      28 Nov, 2019 00:20
      Shobhna Chaturvedi

      Hi Manish, you can check the list of BPA Colleges in India from here.

      28 Nov, 2019 10:58
      Mujawar Aman Mansur

      Hi I want to change my exam center. How can I change exam center?

      30 Oct, 2019 07:57
      Shobhna Chaturvedi

      Hi Mujawar, you can change the exam center with the help of form-correction window. You can know more about Form-Correction window from here.

      30 Oct, 2019 10:07
      steve daniel

      When will the correction window you know the date

      11 Oct, 2019 12:15
      Shobhna Chaturvedi

      Hi Steve, form correction window is expected to get functional by the end of Nov, 2019. You can know more about it from here: Form Correction of GATE 2020

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      28 Sep, 2019 22:19
      Shobhna Chaturvedi

      Hi Bala, you can correct the wrongly-filled details using form-correction window. You can know more regarding Form Correction of GATE exam from here.

      20 Nov, 2019 14:51
      Rishabh Kumar

      Can I register again even if my application gets rejected ?plz reply I need help

      22 Sep, 2019 17:54
      Shobhna Chaturvedi

      Hi Rishabh, yes, you may apply for the exam again provided the registration process is still going on.

      23 Sep, 2019 15:33
      Permi Baba Sai Ram Please check the photo attached of my signature box and let me clarify is that ok and are their any further issues with it

      19 Sep, 2019 14:30
      Shobhna Chaturvedi

      Hi Sai, we have checked the image of your signature in the form and it is acceptable. There would not be any consequences of it in later stage.

      19 Sep, 2019 14:41
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      13 Sep, 2019 22:16
      Shobhna Chaturvedi

      Hi Yuvraj, in that space provided, you will have to take signature from HOD of the department concerned.

      18 Sep, 2019 17:44
      sakshi poptani

      Is GATE Entrance Exam required for M.Tech in Civil Engineering? If yes, what is the expected cut-off?

      14 Mar, 2019 15:07
      Komal Chawla

      Hello Sakshi, Here’s the Category- wise cut off for Civil Engineering General - 26.90, OBC - 24.20, SC/ST/PH – 17.9

      14 Mar, 2019 15:29
      Anamika Mahajan

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      14 Mar, 2019 15:04
      Komal Chawla

      Hi Anamika, No, It doesn’t matter from which college you have studied if you crack the GATE.

      14 Mar, 2019 15:28
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      Hi Adity, You may please check the official website to get the GATE Application detail i.e.

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