GATE Electrical Engineering 2024: Notification, Exam Date, Registration

GATE Electrical Engineering 2024: Notification, Exam Date, Registration

ByAina Parasher  |  Updated on: Mar 14, 2023
GATE Electrical Engineering 2024 notification will be released soon. Get the direct link to download the GATE EE notification brochure and all the information on the GATE EE exam.

GATE Electrical Engineering 2024 exam will be organized by IISc Bangalore. The registration process will be starting soon with the release of the notification PDF in the month of September 2023. The GATE Electrical Engineering exam is conducted annually in the month of February. The last session of the exam was organized by IIT Kanpur on 5 February 2023.

The GATE Electrical Engineering 2024 exam is considered to be one of the toughest exams and will test the comprehensive understanding of the Electrical subject. Candidates can check various details on the GATE Electrical Engineering 2024 exam such as notification, selection process, exam pattern, and other information provided below.

Important Dates
Exam Date  -Feb 4, 2024

What is GATE Electrical Engineering Exam?

The GATE Electrical Engineering (EE) exam is the All-India level examination conducted once every year conducted exam aimed at testing the knowledge in various subjects related to Electrical Engineering such as electromagnetic theory, control systems, signals and systems, power systems, circuits, etc. To qualify for the GATE Electrical Engineering exam, you need to score the required cut-off marks as per your category.

The GATE Electrical Engineering exam is usually conducted for admission in post-graduate courses or screening for entry-level engineering jobs. With a good score in the GATE EE exam, you will be eligible to take admitted for M.Tech in IITs, NITs, IIITs, or foreign universities. Further, you will also be able to take up a job in PSUs depending upon their recruitment notice. The GATE EE 2024 score could be valid for up to 1-3 years depending on the notice released by the individual institution.

GATE Electrical Engineering Registration

IISc Bangalore will release the GATE Electrical Engineering notification PDF and the registration process will start soon after it. The GATE EE registrations will be accepted online on the official website only. The direct link to apply online for GATE EE 2024 will make available here for candidates. Candidates shall read the instructions mentioned in the GATE EE notification PDF carefully before filling out the application form.

How to Apply Online for GATE EE 2024?

Candidates who want to apply for the GATE exam for Electrical Engineering have to follow the steps given below:

  • Visit the GOAPS (GATE Online Application Processing System) portal.
  • Register on the website using your authentic credentials.
  • Log in to GOAPS using your enrollment ID.
  • Fill out the application form with all the required details.
  • Upload the scanned documents, photograph, and signature as per the specifications.
  • Submit the fee and download your completed application form for further requirements.

Documents to be Uploaded for the GATE EE Examination

Here is the list of the documents which are required to fill out the application form for the GATE Electrical Engineering examination.







Scanned Supporting Documents


Application Fees for GATE EE Exam

The GATE Electrical Engineering application fee for Indian nationals as per various categories are mentioned below. The application fee is accepted only through online mode.

Candidate Category

GATE EE Application Fee(Tentative)

Application fee (along with a late fee)(Tentative)

Female candidates (per paper)

₹ 850

₹ 1,350

SC/ST/PwD category candidates (per paper)

₹ 850

₹ 1,350

All other candidates (per paper)

₹ 1,700

₹ 2,200

GATE EE Application Fee for Foreign Nationals

The GATE EE application fees for foreign nationals are segregated as per the examination centers of their choice in the table shown below:

Examination Centres

Application fee

Late Application Fee Extended Period

Centers in India

₹ 1700

₹ 2200

Addis Ababa, Colombo, Dhaka, and Kathmandu (per paper)

US$ 100

US$ 150

Dubai and Singapore (per paper)

US$ 200

US$ 250

GATE Electrical Engineering 2024 Eligibility Criteria

The GATE Electrical Engineering eligibility criteria will be released by IISc Bangalore along with the official notification. A few of the important points from the GATE EE eligibility criteria for aspiring candidates are mentioned below:

  • An applicant studying in the 3rd or higher year of any UG degree is eligible to appear for the examination.
  • Also, Candidates who have completed any degree program in Electrical Engineering/ Technology/ Architecture/ Science/ Commerce/ Arts or equivalent are eligible to apply.
  • There is no age limit to apply for the exam subject to fulfillment of the eligibility criteria.
  • Students who are from Nepal, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, Singapore, Ethiopia, and United Arab Emirates (UAE) must have completed or pursued final year studies or are in the pre-final year of their bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering and Technology or equivalent.

GATE Electrical Engineering 2024 Exam Pattern

Candidates must understand the GATE EE exam pattern in a comprehensive manner before beginning their exam preparation. GATE exam pattern for Electrical Engineering will be released along with the detailed brochure. 

The GATE Electrical Engineering exam will be a Computer-based test (CBT) consisting of three kinds of questions, Multiple choice questions (MCQ), multiple select questions (MSQ), and numerical answer type (NAT) questions. The duration of the examination is 3 hours.

Mode of Exam


Type of Questions Asked

MCQs, MSQs, and NAT

Number of Sections


Marks for a correct answer

1 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 NATs & MSQs

Total marks allotted


GATE EE 2024 Syllabus

GATE EE 2024 syllabus is divided into 11 subsections consisting of General Aptitude and Engineering Mathematics along with the core subject-related sections. Check out the GATE EE 2024 syllabus and download the PDF for comprehensive preparation:

  1. General Aptitude
  2. Engineering Mathematics
  3. Electromagnetic Fields
  4. Electrical Machines
  5. Electric Circuits
  6. Signals and Systems
  7. Power Systems
  8. Control Systems
  9. Analog and Digital Electronics
  10. Power Electronics
  11. Electrical and Electronic Measurements

GATE EE 2024 Admit Card

The GATE EE 2024 admit card is the officially released document issued by IISc Bangalore for verification of the candidates who have successfully registered and paid the application fee for the exam. The GATE EE 2024 admit card will be made available on the official website in the month of January 2024.

Candidates who applied successfully will be able to download the GATE EE admit card to take the online examination. To download the admit card, candidates will be required to enter their registration details and password. The admit card will include information about the examination center, exam date, and time. Candidates are advised to check and verify all the details mentioned on the admit card.

GATE EE Result 2024

The GATE result for Electrical Engineering is decided on the basis of the final answer key and will be released in the month of March 2024. GATE EE result 2024 will be released on the official website. The cut-off marks are also released on the date of declaration of the result.

After the declaration of the result, the authorities will release the GATE EE scorecard for the candidates securing marks above the cut-off marks. The scorecard is a qualifying marks statement for the candidates to pursue higher education or to get a job at PSU.

GATE Electrical Engineering Counseling 2024

The GATE EE Counselling 2024 will be done online mode after IISc Bangalore will declare the result and scorecard. The COAP ad CCMT are the two processes of counseling that are conducted for admission into IITs and NITs respectively.


andidates can check out all the GATE EE cut-offs of the previous year below. The cut-off is released on the day of the declaration of the result. The GATE EE cut-off will be released according to the category of the candidates. It is advised to gain a better understanding of the cutoff and accordingly set the target score. The cut-off helps in determining the goal and gives a rough idea to find out the number of questions to be attempted in the exam in order to get admission. Every participating institute announces the cut-off marks separately. You can take a look at the previous year's cut-off provided below.

GATE Electrical Engineering Cut-off 2022

The GATE EE cut-off 2022 was released after the successful conduction of the examination. Candidates can check the cut-off to get an idea of the score they need to achieve in the upcoming examination. We have provided the cut-off for various categories in the table below.


GATE EE Cut-off







How to Prepare for GATE Electrical Engineering Exam 2024?

GATE 2024 will be conducted in the first week of February 2024 which gives candidates enough time to prepare for the examination. The preparation for GATE EE 2024 exam begins with an understanding of the syllabus and exam pattern and then setting up an effective and realistic study plan. Candidates shall utilize the GATE EE exam preparation resources to have guided preparation and ace the upcoming exam with ease.

An important aspect of the GATE EE preparation is regular revision. Regular revision of topics and formulas is crucial to retaining what has been learned. Follow the plan for daily topic-wise questions, study notes, and more. Also, analyze your performance and discuss your queries with experts.

GATE EE Online Coaching 2024

Prepare with India's best faculty and subject experts online. GATE EE Online coaching helps you prepare in an effective & efficient manner. It comprehensively covers the entire syllabus in a timely manner and also offers a practice of numerous mock tests for better understanding.

GATE Electrical Engineering Books

Candidates must select a good set of books in order to prepare for the examination. We have provided below a list of GATE EE books that a candidate should refer to while preparing for the examination.

Book Name


Power System Engineering

I Nagrath, D Kothari

Control Systems Engineering

I.J.Nagrath, M. Gopal

Electrical Machinery

P. S. Bimbhra

Digital Logic and Computer Design

M Morris Mano

Circuit Theory: Analysis & Synthesis

Abhijit Chakrabarti

Fundamentals of Electric Circuits

Charles K. Alexander, Matthew N. O. Sadiku

Integrated Electronics: Analog And Digital Circuits And Systems

Christos C. Halkias, Chetan D. Parikh Jacob Millman

Engineering Electromagnetics

William H Hayt, John A Buck

A Course In Electrical And Electronic Measurements And Instrumentation

A K Sawhney

Power Electronics


Signals and Systems

Oppenheim Alan V

GATE EE 2024 Previous Year Papers and Solutions

The GATE EE exam papers are important to achieve the desired goal from the examination. GATE EE 2024 previous year question papers along with the solutions are provided here for candidates to download for free.

Exam Session

Solution PDF

GATE EE 2022

Download PDF

GATE EE 2021

Download PDF


  • The GATE Electrical Engineering exam is held once a year. The main purpose of the GATE exam is select candidates for admission to colleges for Post-graduation courses or screening for entry-level engineering jobs. The 2024 session of the EE exam is being organized by IISc Bangalore.

  • The release date of the GATE Electrical Engineering 2024 Notification PDF is expected to be the first week of September 2023. IISc Bangalore will release the notification PDF. Interested candidates will be able to download the notification PDF or Information brochure from the official website of GATE.

  • The online application for the GATE exam for Electrical Engineering 2024 is expected to start on 30 August 2023. Candidates would be able to apply for the GATE EE 2024 exam via the official website. The complete process will be done via online mode only.

  • For the preparation for the GATE exam for Electrical Engineering 2024, candidates must follow a strict and suitable preparation plan which will boost their score in the exam. Candidates must practice through the GATE EE Mock Test prepared by the experts of BYJU’s Exam Prep, it will help them to judge their preparation level.

  • Candidates can download the GATE EE 2024 syllabus from the link provided below:

    GATE EE syllabus

  • Yes, the GATE exam for Electrical Engineering is conducted only in "English" only. In the GATE EE exam, many candidates from different countries appear as well but the mode of the examination remains the same for all.

  • Yes, a virtual calculator is allowed in the GATE Electrical Engineering exam which is provided by the officials on the computer screen. No other devices or calculators are allowed inside the exam center. The candidate must check and practice a virtual calculator the avoid operating trouble during the exam.

  • The GATE EE exam 2024 is being organized by IISc Bangalore. As we know that the GATE exam conducting body changes every year and these GATE conducting institutes are selected within 7 IITs and IISC Bangalore. This time IISc Bangalore has been chosen for the conduction of the exam.

  • If you have qualified for the exam, you will be issued a scorecard. Here we have given the benefits of having a GATE EE scorecard:

    • You can pursue M. Tech/M.E. at any IIT or NIT as per your AIR and marks.
    • GATE EE scorecard is used by many PSUs like BHEL, ONGC, SAIL, HPCL, etc. for jobs in prestigious companies
    • You can also apply for higher education in foreign universities as well where the scorecard is acceptable.
  • The best books to prepare for the GATE Electrical Engineering exam are mentioned below.

    • Signals and Systems- Nawab S. Hamid and Oppenheim Alan V
    • Engineering Electromagnetics- William H Hayt and John A Buck
  • Generally, there is only 1 paper in the GATE EE exam. But as per the new guidelines, candidates can sit for the exam in two different subjects chosen from the officially listed combinations. The choice of subjects given to the EE candidates is mentioned below:

    • EC,
    • IN,
    • PH


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