GATE 2020 Exam Dates (Released): Check Paper Schedule by IIT Delhi

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GATE 2020 Exam Dates have been released on the official website i.e. IIT, Delhi will conduct GATE 2020 exam in two slots each on February 1, 2, 8 and 9, 2020. As per the released Paper schedule, Civil and Mechanical Engineering papers will be held in two sessions whereas other 23 papers will be held in single session – Check Complete GATE Exam Schedule

Latest: GATE 2020 Mock Tests are available at the official website –

  • GATE 2020 will be conducted in online mode at approx. 195 cities in India and 6 cities outside India. GATE 2020 Admit Cards will be issued on January 3, 2020.
  • Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering is conducted for candidates seeking admission to M.Tech/ Ph.D. and other Government Scholarships/Assistantships in the field of engineering and technology. The exam is conducted annually by IISc Bangalore and 7 IITs (Bombay, sz   Delhi, Madras, Kanpur, Kharagpur, Guwahati and Roorkee) on a rotational basis.
  • The following article talks about the dates and schedule related to the GATE 2020 examination

GATE 2020 Application Form Dates

GATE 2020 Application Forms were available in online mode at the official portal i.e. Candidates must check the eligibility standards before applying for the exam. There are 4 steps to apply for GATE 2020 exam:

  1. GATE Registration
  2. Fill GATE Application Form
  3. Upload the documents
  4. Pay the application fee

The following table represents the important dates for GATE Registration and Form Correction-

GATE Registration starts fromSeptember 3, 2019
Last Date for submitting GATE Application FormOctober 5, 2019 
Closing date for GATE form submission with late feeOctober 9, 2019 
Last Date for Request for Change in Exam CityNovember 25, 2019

GATE 2020 Exam Dates and Schedule

The following table elucidates exam dates of GATE 2020-

GATE 2020 Admit Card will be available fromJanuary 3, 2020 onwards

GATE 2020 Entrance Test

Forenoon – 9:30 AM to 12:30 PM

Afternoon – 2:30 PM to 5:30 PM

February 1, 2020

February 2, 2020

February 8, 2020

February 9, 2020

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GATE 2020 Exam Schedule

Candidates can take GATE according to their Paper Code only. As over 10 lacs applicants appear for GATE, therefore the exam is scheduled in two sessions- morning and afternoon. The following table represents the tentative schedule of GATE along with the paper codes- 

DateSessionTime (IST)Test Paper Codes
February 1, 202019:30 – 12:30 IN, ME1, MT, PE, PH
214:30 – 17:30CY, ME2, PI
February 2, 202039:30 – 12:30 AR, BM, BT, CH, MA, MN, ST, XE, XL
414:30 – 17:30 AE, AG, EC, GG
February 8, 202059:30 – 12:30 EE, EY, TF
614:30 – 17:30 CS
February 9, 202079:30 – 12:30 CE1
814:30 – 17:30 CE2

GATE 2020 Important Dates for Result & Counselling

After the evaluation of GATE examination papers, GATE 2020 Result will be declared at the GOAPS website. GATE Scorecard will be available for the qualified candidates after the declaration of result. IITs, IISc Bangalore, NITs, and other institutes have their own counselling and admission procedure for M.Tech. admissions. The admission is entirely based on GATE scores. 

The counselling process for NITs will be held through Centralized Counselling for M.Tech. / M.Plan CCMT (CCMT) while the IITs and IISc Bangalore have their own counselling procedures.

The tentative dates related to Result and Counselling are:

Declaration of GATE ResultMarch 16, 2020
GATE 2020 Scorecard will be available for download from March 20 – May 21, 2020

GATE Scorecard is valid for a period of 3 years from the date of announcement of results. In case, a candidate forgets to download scorecard or lose it, it can be retrieved by paying a fee of INR 500 for obtaining the same. 

Check GATE Participating Institutes with Fees

PSU Through GATE Score

Not only admission into Masters’ program but, GATE could be taken for job opportunities at various Public Sector Enterprises (PSUs). The recruiting schedule for GATE 2020 is still not out, so candidates can check the dates of the previous year recruitment season to prepare accordingly for the recruitment season of GATE 2020.

Name of PSUEligible StreamIndividual PSUs Registration
GAIL (INDIA) LIMITEDCH, ME, EE, IN, CS, ECDecember 22, 2018 – January 29, 2020
BHARAT HEAVY ELECTRICALS LIMITEDME, EE, EC, MTJanuary 4, 2020 – February 3, 2020
OIL AND NATURAL GAS LIMITEDCS, ME, PE, CE, EE, EC, PH, IN, CH, GG, CY, MAMarch 1, 2020 – April 1, 2020
NTPC LIMITEDEE, ME, EC, CE, CS, ITJanuary 10 – 31, 2020
POWERGRIDEE, EC, CE, CSJanuary 15, 2020 – February 28, 2020
WBSEDCLEESeptember 1, 2018 – October 9, 2018
OIL INDIA LIMITEDME, GGJanuary 15, 2020 – February 14, 2020
CABINET SECRETARIAT OF INDIACS, EC, PH, CYAfter the declaration of GATE Result
NHPC LIMITEDEE, CE, ME, GGJanuary 1, 2020 – February 1, 2020

GATE Expected CCMT Schedule

The expected CCMT Counselling procedure schedule will give the GATE applicants a fair idea about the CCMT 2020 Counselling Process if they are planning to apply for admission to M.Tech. / M.Plan. Courses at any of the NITs. Please note that these dates are tentative and for the preparation of the candidates for the counselling process-

  • Availability of the Information Brochure: April 24, 2020
  • Start of CCMT 2020 online applications: April 24, 2020
  • Last Date for Payment by NEFT:  May 16, 2020
  • Last date for Online fee payment: May 18, 2020
  • Last Date for Choice Filling: May 20, 2020
  • Round 1 of Seat Allotment: May 31, 2020
  • Round 2 of Seat Allotment: June 9, 2020
  • Round 3 of Seat Allotment: June 19, 2020
  • National Spot Round:  July 8 - July 10, 2020

Schedule for IIT Admissions Through GATE 2020

Name of InstituteApplication Starting Date (tentative)Last Date for Applying (tentative)
IIT BombayFebruary 1, 2020March 21, 2020
IIT DelhiFebruary 2020March 2020
IIT GuwahatiMarch 2020April 2020
IIT KanpurMarch 2020April 2020
IIT KharagpurMarch 2020April 2020
IIT MadrasMarch 2020April 2020
IIT RoorkeeMarch 2020April 2020
IIT BhubaneshwarMarch 2020April 2020
IIT GandhinagarMarch 2020April 2020
IIT HyderabadMarch 2020April 2020
IIT IndoreMarch 2020April 2020
IIT MandiMarch 2020April 2020
IIT PatnaMarch 2020April 2020
IIT JodhpurApril 2020April 2020
IIT RoparApril 2020April 2020
IIT Varanasi (BHU)March 2020April 2020
IISc BangaloreApril 2020May 2020
IIT DhanbadApril 2020May 2020

Frequently Asked Questions

Ques: What is the last date to apply for GATE exam?

Ans: Earlier last date to fill the application form was September 24, 2019 but due to congestion in the network on the last date of application form filling, the exam authority has extended the date to GATE application form to September 26, 2019. 

Ques: I am a graduate from CSE branch. I have applied for GATE exam, from when can I download the admit card of the same?

Ans: GATE Admit Card will be available to download from January 3, 2020 in online mode. Candidates can download the same by visiting the official website. Credentials like enrollment ID and password will be needed to download the hall ticket. 

Ques: What is the exam dates of GATE 2020? 

Ans: GATE 2020 will be conducted on multiple dates in the month of February. The exam dates are February 1, 2, 8, and 9. 

Ques: When will GATE 2020 result declare?

Ans: GATE 2020 result will declare on March 16, 2019. And scorecard for the same will be available in the month of March only. 

Ques: When will admission through GATE exam commence?

Ans: There is no common counselling for GATE exam. Students may directly apply for the admission in different institutions through COAP. And the admission process will commence in the month of July 2020. 

Ques: What is CCMT Counselling? When it will commence?

Ans: GATE CCMT Counselling is centralised counselling for M.Tech/M.Arch/M.Plan program offered by institutes like NITs, IIITs, and CFTIs. Registration for CCMT Counselling will commence in the month of April, 2020.

*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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