GATE 2024: Exam Date, Notification, Registration, Syllabus

By Mohit Uniyal|Updated : December 22nd, 2022

The GATE 2024 will be conducted by the Indian Institute of Science (IISc), Bangalore. GATE is the abbreviation of Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering. It is conducted yearly by either of the seven IITs in India on a rotational basis. Candidates seeking admission to the Masters in Technology (MTech), Master of Engineering (ME), and Ph.D. can apply online for the GATE exam.

GATE 2024 will be conducted for a total of 29 papers. It will be a Computer-based Test (CBT), i.e., in online mode. GATE exam questions will include Multiple Choice Questions (MCQ), Multiple Select Questions (MSQ), and Numerical Answer Type (NAT) questions. After qualifying for the exam, candidates will be admitted to the top institutes of India, such as IITs, NITs, IIITs, etc. Check out more relevant information like GATE 2024 exam date, notification, syllabus, and more on this page below.

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GATE 2024 Overview

GATE notification 2024 is expected to be released in the last week of July 2023. Candidates meeting the eligibility criteria can apply for the exam by filling out the application form. The GATE 2024 exam shall be conducted in two shifts in the first week of February 2024. Eligible candidates will be issued admit cards to contest the exam.

Every significant aspect and detail of GATE 2024, like notification, eligibility criteria, registration, syllabus, exam pattern, and previous year papers, have been covered in this post. Candidates planning to write the GATE exam 2024 must check the details carefully.

GATE Exam Highlights

GATE 2024 is the most important exam for candidates seeking entry to postgraduate programs at prestigious institutes across the country. Check the GATE exam highlights in the table given below:



GATE Full Form

Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering

Conducting Body

Indian Institute of Science (IISc), Bangalore

Level of GATE Exam

National Level

Mode of exam


Duration of the exam

180 minutes (3 hours)

Total Papers

29 papers

Total Questions

55 (subject) + 10 (GA) = 65

Question Type


Language of GATE 2024 exam


Negative Marking


Total Exam Centers

218 approx.

GATE 2024 Exam Dates

Candidates seeking admission to MTech and other postgraduate courses in India through the GATE exam should know the important dates. In the table below, check out the GATE exam dates in 2024 as well as the dates of other events:




July 2023

Registration start date

August 2023

GATE registration last date (without late fee)

September 2023

Modifications in application form

October 2023

Admit Card release date

January 2024

GATE exam date 2024

Saturday and Sunday of the first two weeks of February 2024

Response sheet

February 2024

Answer key

February 2024


March 2024

Availability of score card

March 2024

GATE 2024 Eligibility Criteria

GATE eligibility criteria 2024 will be released in the official notification by the concerned authority. It will include important conditions candidates must meet to be eligible for the exam. Before submitting the application form, candidates should examine the eligibility criteria for the GATE exam carefully. The eligibility criteria include age limit, educational qualification, nationality, and other factors.

GATE Educational Qualification

Candidates must hold one of the undergraduate degrees to apply for GATE 2024. The exam is also open to students in their third or final year of an undergraduate program. The detailed education qualification will be uploaded after the release of the official notification.

Additionally, all graduates holding degrees in engineering, technology, architecture, science, commerce, or the arts that the government has approved are eligible to sit for the GATE 2023 exam.

GATE Eligibility Criteria: Age Limit, Pass Percentage, and Nationality

Following are the details on the nationality, pass percentage, and age limit criteria of GATE 2024:

  • Pass Percentage: There are no minimum pass percentage requirements to apply for the exam.
  • Age Limit: There is no set age limit for applying to the GATE exam.
  • Nationality: To apply for GATE 2024, candidates must be of Indian origin. Candidates from Nepal, Bangladesh, Singapore, Sri Lanka, Ethiopia, and the United Arab Emirates are also eligible to apply for the exam.

GATE Eligibility Criteria 2024 for International Students

GATE exam is open to applicants from Nepal, Bangladesh, Singapore, Sri Lanka, Ethiopia, and the United Arab Emirates. Candidates from these countries must have completed or be in the final year or pre-final year of their bachelor's degree in engineering and technology or equivalent.

GATE 2024 Application Form

The registration window for the GATE 2024 exam will open in August 2023. Eligible candidates can register by completing the GATE application form. The application form will be available on the IISC Bangalore website. Candidates will be able to apply for the GATE exam online until the last date only.

Steps to fill GATE Exam Application Form

Check out the following essential steps for filling out the GATE exam form:

  • Visit the official website of GOAPS.
  • Exercise the registration process by filling in the required details.
  • After completing registration, open the GATE Login window.
  • Fill out the application form by entering personal details, academic details, etc.
  • Upload photograph and signature in the prescribed format.
  • Pay the exam fee through debit card, credit card, or net banking.
  • Submit the application form and take a printout of it for future reference.

GATE Application Fee

The application fee is not transferable or refundable. The application fee can be paid by debit card, credit card, wallet, or net banking. Additional bank fees may be charged on the fee payment depending on the current norms.



Late Fees (During the extended period)

Female (per paper)

Rs 850

Rs 1,350

SC/ ST/ PwD (per paper)

Rs 850

Rs 1,350

Other candidates (including International Applicants) (per paper)

Rs 1,700

Rs 2,200

GATE 2024 Syllabus

GATE 2024 syllabus and information brochure will be made available by IISc Bangalore. Candidates will be able to download the syllabus pdf online via the official website and the link provided here. Last year, a minor change was made to the GATE exam syllabus. The subjective syllabus varies from paper to paper, whereas the General Aptitude (GA) syllabus is the same for all 29 papers.

GATE Exam Pattern 2024

GATE exam pattern describes the basic structure of the question paper. It elucidates details on the number of questions, marks, duration, etc. The question paper shall comprise Multiple-choice (MCQ), Multiple Select (MSQ), and Numerical Answer Type (NAT) questions. There is a negative marking for multiple-choice questions, but for questions with numerical answers, there is no negative marking. Let's check the crucial details of the GATE exam pattern in the table below:


Total Questions

Total Marks


General Aptitude

10 Questions

100 Marks

3 hours (180 minutes)

Core Subjects

55 Questions  


65 Questions

GATE Exam Marking Scheme

The mark distribution in papers AR, CY, EY, GG, MA, PH, XH, and XL differs from the other papers such as General Aptitude is 15 marks, and Subjective questions are 85 marks which makes the total 100 marks.

  • For incorrect answers, 1/3 of the marks will be deducted, i.e. (0.33) for one-mark questions
  • 2/3 of the marks will be deducted, i.e. (0.66) for incorrect answers to two-mark questions.
  • For incorrect answers to NAT questions, no marks will be deducted.

GATE 2024 Admit Card

The link to download the GATE admit card will be available a few days before the exam date. Candidates who register for the GATE exam 2024 can access their admit cards from the official website. Candidates must double-check the information on their admit card, and if there is any discrepancy, they must immediately contact the helpline services. To download their GATE admit card, candidates must first enter their GOAPS Enrollment ID and password. Carry your admit card to the exam hall as it is required for entry.

Steps to download GATE Exam Admit Card

The step-by-step process to download the admit card is given below:

  • Visit the GATE 2024 official website.
  • Click on the GATE login link
  • Enter your registration number and password.
  • Click on the link to download the admit card.
  • Admit cards will be available for download in pdf format.
  • Save it and make a printout to bring with you to the exam.

GATE Question Papers

GATE 2024 question papers will be made available after the exam. Candidates can review the official GATE previous year question papers to understand the exam's difficulty level and format. This page contains GATE question papers with solutions. Candidates can download GATE 2022 question papers and other previous year's papers using the direct links in the table.

GATE Paper (Branch)

GATE 2022 Question Paper

GATE Mechanical Engineering (ME)

GATE ME Questions & Solution

GATE Electronics & Communication Engineering (ECE)

GATE EC Questions & Solutions

GATE Computer Sci. & Engineering (CSE)

GATE CS Questions & Solutions

GATE Electrical Engineering (EE)

GATE EE Questions & Solutions

GATE Civil Engineering (CE)

GATE CE Shift 1 Questions & Solutions

GATE CE Shift 2 Questions & Solutions

GATE 2024 Answer Key

The authorities will make the answer key available a few days after the GATE 2024 exam. Candidates' response sheets will be released before the release of the answer key. Students can calculate their probable exam score using the response sheet and GATE answer key before the results are announced. Candidates will have the opportunity to file objections to the answer key within the time frame specified. The final answer key will be made available along with the result.

GATE 2024 Result

GATE result will be released in the month of March 2024, following the release of the final answer keys. Candidates who will secure a valid score can download their GATE scorecard from the GATE official website. Please keep in mind that the scorecard of the GATE exam is only valid for three years from the date of the result announcement.

GATE Exam Cutoff

GATE 2024 cutoff will be announced shortly after the results. The minimum marks needed by candidates for the counseling and seat allocation processes are known as the cutoff or qualifying marks. Candidates can check the previous year GATE cutoffs for reference below:

GATE CE Cut Off Marks 2022







GATE ME Cut Off for 2022







GATE ECE 2022 Cut Off







CS Cut-off Marks for GATE 2022







EE Cut-off Marks for GATE 2022







GATE 2024 Counselling

COAP will conduct admissions counseling for M.Tech. courses offered by IITs, and CCMT will conduct admissions counseling for M.Tech. programs offered by NITs, IIITs, GFTIs, and CFTIs. Eligible candidates must attend the GATE 2024 counseling as scheduled. Registration, choice filling, choice locking, seat assignment, document verification, and other stages make up the counselling process. Candidates who complete these steps successfully will be eligible for admission to the institute of their choice.


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FAQs on GATE 2024 Exam

  • GATE 2024 will be conducted by IISc Bangalore for admission of candidates to ME/MTech and PhD programmes. The scorecard of GATE is also considered for the recruitments in Public Sector Undertakings (PSUs).

  • The GATE exam full form is the Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering examination. It is jointly conducted by IITs and IIsc Bangalore to shortlist candidates for Post-Graduate courses, Fellowship programmes, and PSU recruitments.

  • The notification for the GATE exam will be released in the last week of July 2023. It shall incorporate various details such as important dates, application process, eligibility criteria, syllabus, exam pattern, etc.

  • Candidates meeting the eligibility criteria like engineering graduates as well as candidates in the last year of their graduation can apply. Candidates holding BDS or MPharma degree are also eligible to apply for GATE exam 2024.

  • There is no upper age limit for the candidates. Candidates of any age can sit for the GATE exam and attempt it as many times as they want.

  • Candidates who pass the GATE exam can secure admission to IITs only if they meet the cutoff required for admission to IITs. Check the GATE cutoff to have an understanding of the marks required for admission.

  • The scorecard of the GATE exam is valid for 3 years for admission to IITs and NITs. For PSU recruitment, the GATE scorecard is valid for a maximum of two years, depending on the PSU. Generally, only one year of GATE score is considered valid for PSU recruitment. So, GATE 2024 will be valid till 2027 for admission to IITs and NITs and till 2025 for PSUs.

  • Candidates can recover their login credentials by using the forgotten registration number and password reset links. Login credentials are used for downloading admit card, result, and for other purposes.

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