GATE 2020: Apply from September 3
Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Delhi; Hauz Khas, New Delhi-110016, will organize the Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering (GATE) for 2020, an examination conducted jointly by the Indian Institute of Science (IISc), Bangalore and the seven Indian Institutes of Technology (at Bombay, Delhi, Guwahati, Kanpur, Kharagpur, Madras and Roorkee) on behalf of the National Coordination Board (NCB)-GATE, Department of Higher Education, Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD), Government of India.
Information website for GATE 2020 is http://gate.iitd.ac.in
Qualifying in GATE is a mandatory requirement for seeking admission and/or financial assistance to: (i) Master’s programs and direct Doctoral programs in Engineering/Technology/Architecture and (ii) Doctoral programs in relevant branches of Science, in the institutions supported by the MHRD and other Government agencies. Even in some colleges and institutions, which admit students without MHRD scholarship/assistantship, the GATE qualification is mandatory. Further, many Public Sector Undertakings (PSUs) have been using the GATE score in their recruitment process. A few such organizations are: Bharat Heavy Electricals Limited (BHEL), Gas Authority of India Limited (GAIL), Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL), Indian Oil Corporation Limited (IOCL), National Thermal Power Corporation (NTPC), Nuclear Power Corporation of India Limited (NPCIL), Oil and Natural Gas Corporation (ONGC) and Power Grid Corporation of India (PGCI). Direct recruitment to Group A level posts in Central government, i.e., Senior Field Officer (Tele), Senior Research Officer (Crypto) and Senior Research Officer (S&T) in Cabinet Secretariat, Government of India, is now being carried out on the basis of GATE score.
Examination: GATE) is basically an examination on the comprehensive understanding of the candidates in various undergraduate subjects in Engineering/Technology/Architecture and post-graduate level subjects in Science.
Schedule: GATE 2020 will be conducted for 25 subjects/papers (including the newly introduced paper on Bio-medical engineering) in two sessions. The Forenoon session will be from 9.30 am to 12.30 pm. (Tentative) and afternoon session from 2.30 pm to 5.30 pm (Tentative) on 1st February 2020 (Saturday); 2nd February 2020 (Sunday); 8th February 2020 (Saturday) and 9th February 2020 (Sunday). Examination for some of the papers in GATE 2020 may be held in multiple sessions. However, a candidate can appear for the examination in one session only.
GATE 2020 Papers: Aerospace Engineering (AE); Instrumentation Engineering (IN); Agricultural Engineering (AG); Mathematics (MA); Architecture and Planning (AR); Mechanical Engineering (ME); Bio-medical Engineering (BM); Mining Engineering (MN); Biotechnology (BT); Metallurgical Engineering (MT); Civil Engineering (CE); Petroleum Engineering (PE); Chemical Engineering (CH); Physics (PH); Computer Science and Information Technology (CS); Production and Industrial Engineering (PI); Chemistry (CY); Statistics (ST); Electronics and Communication Engineering (EC); Textile Engineering and Fibre Science (TF); Electrical Engineering (EE); Ecology and Evolution (EY); Geology and Geophysics (GG); Engineering Sciences (XE); Life Sciences (XL).
XE (Engineering Sciences) and XL (Life Sciences) papers are of general nature and will be comprised of various sections. XE Paper Sections and Codes: Engineering Mathematics (Compulsory) (A); Any two optional sections fro Fluid Mechanics (B); Materials Science (C); Solid Mechanics (D); Thermodynamics (E); Polymer Science and Engineering (F); Food Technology (G) and Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences (H).
XL Paper Sections and Codes: Chemistry (Compulsory) (P); Any two from Biochemistry (Q); Botany (R); Microbiology (S); Zoology (T); Food Technology (U).
Applicants are expected to appear in a paper appropriate to the discipline of their qualifying degree. However, they are free to choose any one of the GATE 2020 papers as per their admission or employment plan, while keeping in mind the eligibility criteria for the institutions in which they wish to seek admission/employment. After submission of application, any change of paper is not permitted.
Pattern of Questions: Examination for all subjects/papers will be conducted as Online Computer Based Test (CBT) and will consist of 65 questions for a total of 100 marks. It will have Multiple Choice Questions (MCQ) carrying 1 or 2 marks each in all the papers and sections. For a wrong answer chosen in a MCQ, there will be negative marking. For 1-mark MCQ, 1/3 mark will be deducted for a wrong answer. Likewise, for 2-mark MCQ, 2/3 mark will be deducted for a wrong answer. There will be Numerical Answer Type (NAT) Questions carrying 1 or 2 marks each in all the papers and sections. For these questions, the answer is a signed real number, which needs to be entered by the candidate using the virtual numeric keypad on the monitor (keyboard of the computer will be disabled). No choices will be shown for this type of questions. There is no negative marking for a wrong answer in NAT questions.
In all the papers, there will be 10 questions carrying a total of 15 marks on General Aptitude (GA), which is intended to test the Language and Analytical Skills.
In the papers bearing the codes AE, AG, BM, BT, CE, CH, CS, EC, EE, IN, ME, MN, MT, PE, PI, TF and XE, the Engineering Mathematics will carry around 15% of the total marks, the General Aptitude section will carry 15% of the total marks and the remaining around 70% of the total marks is devoted to the subject of the paper.
In the papers bearing the codes AR, CY, EY, GG, MA, PH, ST and XL, the General Aptitude section will carry 15% of the total marks and the remaining 85% of the total marks is devoted to the subject of the paper.
Apart from the General Aptitude (GA) section, the GG question paper consists of two parts: Part A and Part B. Part A is compulsory for all the candidates. Part B contains two sections: Section 1 (Geology) and Section 2 (Geophysics). Candidates will have to attempt questions in Part A and questions in either Section 1 or Section 2 of Part B. For candidates appearing for Geology and Geophysics (GG) papers, separate rankings will be provided based on their selection of sections.
The syllabus for each of the papers is given on GATE website http://gate.iitd.ac.in. Making a choice of the appropriate paper in the GATE application is the responsibility of the candidate.
Examination Centres: The GATE examination centres are spread in different cities across India, as well as, in six cities outside India. List of Examination centres is given in the Information Brochure at http://gate.iitd.ac.in/
Eligibility: Qualifying Degree; Qualifying Degree/Examination; Description of Eligible Candidates and the time limit for acquiring the Qualification are as follows:
B.E./B.Tech./B.Pharm: Bachelor’s degree holders in Engineering/Technology (4 years after 10+2 or 3 years after B.Sc./Diploma in Engineering/Technology); Currently in the final year or already completed; 2020.
B. Arch: Bachelor’s degree holders of Architecture (5 years course)/Naval Architecture (4 years course)/Planning (4 years course) Currently in the final year or already completed; 2020.
B.Sc. (Research)/B.S: Bachelor’s degree in Science (Post-Diploma/4 years after 10+2) Currently in the 4th year or already completed; 2020.
M. Sc./M.A./MCA or equivalent: Master’s degree in any branch of Science/Mathematics/Statistics/Computer Applications or equivalent; Currently in the final year or already completed; 2020.
Int. M.E./M.Tech (Post-B.Sc.): Post-BSc Integrated Master’s degree programs in Engineering/Technology (4 years program); Currently in the 2nd/3rd/4th year or already completed; 2022.
Int. M.E./M.Tech. or Dual Degree(after Diploma or 10+2): Integrated Master’s degree program or Dual Degree program in Engineering/Technology (5 years program); Currently in the 4th/5th year or already completed; 2021.
Int. M.Sc./Int. B.S.-M.S. Integrated M.Sc. or 5 years integrated B.S.-M.S. program; Currently in the final year or already completed; 2020.
Professional Society Examinations (equivalent to B.E./B.Tech./B.Arch.); B.E./B.Tech./B.Arch. equivalent examinations of Professional Societies, recognized by MHRD/UPSC/AICTE (e.g., AMIE by Institution of Engineers-India, AMICE by the Institute of Civil Engineers-India and so on); Completed Section A or equivalent of such professional courses; NA.
Some of these Professional Societies/Institutions, which conduct examination in various fields of engineering, are as follows. The Institution of Engineers (India) (IE); The Institution of Civil Engineers (ICE); The Institution of Electronics and Telecommunication Engineers (IETE); The Aeronautical Society of India (AeSI); The Indian Institute of Chemical Engineers, including Polymer and Environmental Group (IIChemE); The Indian Institute of Metals (IIM); The Indian Institute of Industrial Engineers (IIE). However, the candidates who possess certification from any of the professional societies must ensure that those examinations conducted by the societies are approved by MHRD/AICTE as equivalent to B.E./B.Tech./B.Arch.
Candidates who have obtained/are pursuing their qualifying degree from countries other than India: Must have completed or are in the final year of their Bachelor’s degree (duration: at least 4 years) in Engineering/Technology or; Must have completed or are in the final year of their Post Graduate (Master's) degree (duration: at least 2 years) in any relevant subjects in science. If a candidate is pursuing any higher degree or has already obtained a degree higher than that mentioned,, the candidate should select the minimum required qualifying degree while filling the application form.
Application Fee: Payments have to be made online by using either net banking or debit card or credit card. As per the prevailing norms, additional online transaction charges or bank charges can be applicable. These charges will be specified on the payment portal.
For Examination Centres in India if paid on or Before 24th Sept. 2019, the fee for Female candidates and SC/ST/PwD category candidates is Rs.750/-. For all others it is Rs.1500/- During the Extended Period; it is Rs.1250/- and Rs.1500/- respectively.
For Examination Centres outside India (All Candidates); for Addis Ababa, Colombo, Dhaka and Kathmandu it is US$ 50 and for Dubai and Singapore; US$ 70. For the extended period, it is US$ 100 and US$ 120 respectively.
Application: Applications are to be registered ONLINE at GATE Online Application Processing System (GOAPS); http://appsgate.iitd.ac.in during the period from 3rd September, 2019 to 24th September 2019. The entire process of filling up of the application form and uploading of certificates/documents, etc. is in online mode only. Applicants are not required to send hard copy of his/her application form/documents etc. to IIT Delhi or any of the zonal GATE offices. The payment of application fees is through electronic mode.
Applications can also be submitted during the extended period from 25.8.2019 to 1.10.2019 on payment of additional fees as specified. The last date for requesting change of examination city on payment of an additional fee is 15th November 2019.
Admit Card: Admit Cards for GATE 2020 would be available for printing only on GOAPS website from 3rd January 2020. Candidates can download their Admit Card from GOAPS website. No printed copy of the Admit Cards will be posted to the candidates.
Result: Results of GATE 2020 will be announced on Monday 16th March 2020.
Validity: GATE 2020 score is valid for 3 years from the date of announcement of the results.
For details, visit http://gate.iitd.ac.in