Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering (GATE) is a national-level standardized test administered by the Indian Institute of Science (IISc) and seven campuses of the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) including Roorkee, Delhi, Guwahati, Kanpur, Kharagpur, Madras and Bombay on behalf of the National Coordination Board-GATE. GATE 2020 will be conducted by IIT Delhi. GATE is conducted with the aim to examine the understanding of various engineering and science undergraduate subjects along with quantitative and reasoning ability.
GATE 2020 Exam Scores will be useful for admission in Post Graduate Courses—M. Tech, M.S and Ph.D. at IISc, NITIE, IITs, NITs, IIIT, Government Engineering Colleges and some foreign universities.
|Official GATE 2020 Online Application Processing System (GOAPS) Website Opens for Enrolment||Last week of August 2020 (Tentative)|
|Last date to register||Last week of September 2020 (Tentative)|
|Last date of submission of application (by registered students)||First week of October 2020 (Tentative)|
|Last date to request for change in examination city||Second week of November 2020 (Tentative)|
|Availability of admit card on the official GATE website||First week of January 2021 (Tentative)|
|GATE 2021 Online exam dates||First week of February 2021 (Tentative)|
|Declaration of results and release of scorecards||Second and third week of March 2021 (Tentative)|
Knowing your subjects and syllabus is extremely crucial to crack the GATE 2020 exam. GATE Syllabus for every stream is exhaustive and extensively covers 10 to 14 subjects from the engineering stream. Candidates must analyse the GATE syllabus and subjects before starting their preparation for the entrance exam. The table mentioned below lists all 24 papers for GATE 2020 and links of the syllabus for all papers.
|Sr. No||GATE 2020 Paper Codes||GATE 2020 Subjects|
|3||AR||Architecture and Planning|
|7||CS||Computer Sc. and Information Technology|
|9||EC||Electronics and Communication Engineering|
|11||EY||Ecology and Evolution|
|12||GG||Geology and Geophysics|
|Qualifying Degree||Qualifying Degree/ Examination (Descriptive)|
|B.E./ B.Tech/ B.Pharm.||4 years after 10+2 Bachelor’s degree in Engineering/ Technology/.
3 years after B.Sc./ Diploma in Engineering/ Technology and those who are in the final year of these programmes
|B.Arch||5 years Bachelor’s degree in Architecture|
|B.Sc.(Research)/ B.S||4 years after 10+2 Bachelor's degree in Science
Post Diploma in Science
|M.Sc./ M.A./ MCA or equivalent||Master’s degree in any branch of Science/ Mathematics/ Statistics/ Computer Applications or equivalent|
|Int. M.E/ M.Tech (Post B.Sc.)||Post- B.Sc.Integrated Master’s degree programme in Engineering/ Technology (Four year programme)|
|Int. M.E./ M.Tech or Dual Degree (after Diploma or 10+2)||Integrated Master’s degree programs or Dual Degree programme in Engineering/ Technology (Five year programme)|
|Int. M. Sc/ Int. B.S.-M.S.||Integrated M.Sc. or Five year integrated B.S.-M.S. programme|
|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)|
Registered candidates can use the facility of application form corrections from the last week of September to third week of November, 2019 (tentative dates). To make corrections in the application form, the candidates will have to login through their GOAPS account. Some of the information will be open for correction while some of it will be withheld. The following will be available for making changes:
Along with this, the candidates will also be allowed to change their category/gender/PwD status/Dyslexia and other similar learning disabilities within a given period of time.
Candidates in India
Candidates outside India
Candidates who qualify in GATE 2020 can seek admission into the different M.Tech programs at Amrita University. The university has campuses in Amritapuri, Bangalore and Coimbatore. Even the candidates who do not have valid GATE scores can apply for the same courses on the basis of their academic performance.
BITS conducts a Higher Degree Entrance Exam for admission to its M.E programmes. Candidates have to give the exam to try their luck for admissions into M.E courses across the BITS campuses.
The Central Universities Common Entrance Test (CUCET) is the common entrance test or CET for admissions to ten Central Universities of the country including Haryana, Jammu, Jharkhand, Kashmir, Kerala, Punjab, Rajasthan and Tamil Nadu. Please note that M. Tech Programmes are offered by only three of these ten central Universities viz. Rajasthan, Punjab and Tamil Nadu.
Candidates seeking admission to M.Sc courses can give the Indian Institute of Information Technology and Management-Kerala All India Test. This test is followed by an interview and is a great alternative for MSc aspirants.
Jaypee Group of Institutes is a good option for technical aspirants. Candidates who wish to seek admission to M.Tech courses can apply for JIIT PGET. Also, candidates who have qualified in GATE can also apply with their GATE score.
Candidates can appear for a written test for admission to the M.Tech Programs at the LNM Institute of Information Technology, Rajasthan. For those who fail their GATE Examination or aren’t too sure about how well they will fare, this alternative will certainly prove to be helpful.
Manipal University conducts the MUOET for candidates who seek admission to M.Tech programmes. The university has campuses around India and is regarded as one of the top universities in India.
You can easily secure admission to PG programmes like M.Tech at Nirma University (Gujarat) through the GATE scores. Another way would be to appear for a written test conducted by Nirma University for the vacant seats after first counseling.
Candidates can appear for Written Aptitude Test conducted by Pandit Deendayal Petroleum University. Once you clear the exam you have to appear for Personal Interview. This university is based in Gandhi Nagar area of Gujarat.
Visvesvaraya Technological University (VTU) and The Karnataka Examinations Authority on behalf of the State of Karnataka conducts PGCET for candidates who seek admission to M.E./M.Tech courses. Candidates who have qualified in GATE don’t need to give the entrance exam but do have to apply along with the other candidates.
Jawaharlal Nehru Technological University on behalf of APSCHE (Andhra Pradesh state higher education council) is another option for GATE aspirants. Admissions to M.E. / M,Tech/M.Pharm/M.Arch / M.Plg(full time) in Andhra Pradesh fit in the purview of this exam.
SRM University, one of the most prestigious universities in the nation, conducts the SRM Graduate Engineering Entrance Test for engineering students for admission to their masters programme. The Entrance Test is conducted online followed by an interview.
Anna University Chennai on behalf of the Govt. of Tamil Nadu conducts the TANCET for candidates who seek admission to ME/M.Tech Degree programmes in Tamil Nadu. The university offers a Master of Engineering (M.E) / Master of Technology (M.Tech) /Master of Architecture (M.Arch)/Master of Planning (M.Plan).
VIT University’s online exam—VIT Master Engineering Entrance (VITMEE) is a premier exam for selecting candidates to VIT M. Tech programs. These programs are available at Vellore and Chennai Campuses.
|Subject 1||Day||Plan in detail|
|1 to 5||Chapter 1 – 5 Learn all concepts and solve relevant problems.|
|6||Revision, Analysis by answering mock questions|
|7 to 11||Chapter 6– 10 Learn all concepts and solve relevant problems|
|12 & 13||Revision, Analysis by answering mock questions|
|14||Solve questions pertaining to Subject 1 only from past GATE question papers and test series of any coaching centre.|
|Rest day||15||Rest Day; solve GA and Engg Maths and look up anything you need to|
|Subject 2||16 to 20||Chapter 1 – 5 Learn all concepts and solve relevant problems.|
|21||Revision, Analysis by answering mock questions|
|22 to 26||Chapter 6– 10 Learn all concepts and solve relevant problems|
|27 & 28||Revision, Analysis by answering mock questions|
|29||Solve questions pertaining to Subject 2 only from past GATE question papers and test series of any coaching centre.|
|30||Rest Day; solve GA and Engg Maths|
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