# What is GATE Exam? Know Dates, Notification, Apply Online

By : Mohit Uniyal

Updated : Sep 25, 2023, 20:05

GATE Exam is an online CBT(Computer Based Test) exam nationally conducted every year. The GATE 2024 exam for 29 disciplines will be conducted on the 3, 4, 10, and 11 February 2024. The GATE result 2024 will be declared in the second week of March.

The GATE Exam is conducted in 219 cities for 29 disciplines. The exam is conducted by Indian Institute of Sciences, Bangalore this year. Every year, the exam is administered by either of the following institutes: IISc Bangalore, IIT Bombay, IIT Delhi, IIT Kanpur, IIT Guwahati, IIT Kharagpur, IIT Madras, and IIT Roorkee, on a rotational basis. There were 29 papers for the GATE examination in 2023 instead of 27 papers (old).

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## GATE Exam Questions - May 17

In this section, we have compiled a set of questions on May 17th for upcoming GATE exam, which can help you evaluate your preparation and identify your strengths and weaknesses:

• Question 1: In a reverse curve, the superelevation is zero at
• Question 2: What is the degree of reaction of the turbine when the enthalpy drop through the fixed blade under isentropic conditions is twice that of the enthalpy drop through the moving blade under isentropic conditions?
• Question 3: What is the total energy consumption of a 100W electric bulb after running for two hours?
• Question 4: How does the value of rπ change for a transistor with a nominal quiescent collector current of 1.2 mA, a range of β values from 80 to 120, and a change in quiescent collector current of ±10 percent? The thermal voltage is given as VT = 0.0259.
• Question 5: How much space is required for an optimal binary search tree using dynamic programming?

Answer: 1) At the point of reverse curvature, 2) R = 0.33, 3) 200Wh, 4) 1.56 kΩ ≤ rπ < 2.88 kΩ, 5)  O(n2)

## What is GATE Exam?

GATE Exam is an engineering entrance exam conducted at the national level for admission into Master's Programs, recruitment in PSUs, and other career choices. In 2023, 29 disciplines took part in the examination. It is conducted online only; even registration is done online. In this exam, candidates can even opt for 2 different subjects per the given guidelines by the officials.

GATE Full Form: Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering.

### GATE Exam is For

Here are a few important points for candidates to know about the exam and what it is used for:

• With the GATE exam score, you can get admission to Master of Engineering (M.E.)/Master of Technology (M.Tech) courses and Ph.D. Programs at various IITs, NITs, IISc, GFTIs, and other reputed Universities.
• Moreover, scores obtained in the GATE exam are also considered by several foreign universities for admission, such as the Nanyang Technological University (Singapore), National University of Singapore (Singapore), Technical University of Munich (Germany), and Aachen University (Germany), etc.
• GATE score can also be used to apply for jobs in PSUs, Central Government, and GOI Organizations, as well as in Private institutions.
• The GATE exam score can be used to get various fellowships such as GATE JRF by CSIR.

### Who will Conduct the GATE Exam?

The GATE 2024 session will be conducted by IISc Bangalore.

Note: GATE score remains valid for 3 years for joining an M.Tech. program from the date of release of the result. For government jobs, GATE Score will remain valid for 1 year only. Detailed descriptions of opportunities are provided here: "Opportunities After GATE Exam."

## GATE 2024

IISc Bangalore will release the GATE 2024 exam notification soon. Last year, IIT Kanpur released the official link to apply online for the GATE 2023 exam on 30 August 2022. The GATE exam is decided to be conducted on the weekends of the first two weeks of February each year.

### GATE Exam Highlights

Check out some vital highlights below:

• GATE Exam Level: National
• Language: English
• Mode of Application for GATE exam: Online
• Exam Mode: Online
• Total Discipline: 29
• Exam Duration: 3 Hours
• Questions: MSQ/MCQ/NAT
• Number of Exam Cities: 219 cities
• Participating Colleges: 1072

## GATE Exam Conducting Authorities

IISc Bangalore is going to conduct the upcoming session of the exam. IIT Kanpur conducted the GATE 2023 exam. IIT Kharagpur has conducted the 2022 session of the GATE exam. The last time IISc Bangalore conducted the exam in 2016.

Every year GATE exam is administered by any one of the 8 following organizing institutes: IIT Delhi, IIT Madras, IIT Guwahati, IIT Roorkee, IIT Kanpur, IIT Kharagpur, IIT Bombay & IISc Bangalore. Check out all the organizing institutes of the various year exams:

 GATE Exam Conducting Authorities Year Organizing Institute Year Organizing Institute 2024 IISc Bangalore 2010 IIT Guwahati 2023 IIT Kanpur 2009 IIT Roorkee 2022 IIT Kharagpur 2008 IISc Bangalore 2021 IIT Bombay 2007 IIT Kanpur 2020 IIT Delhi 2006 IIT Kharagpur 2019 IIT Madras 2005 IIT Bombay 2018 IIT Guwahati 2004 IIT Delhi 2017 IIT Roorkee 2003 IIT Madras 2016 IISc Bangalore 2002 IISc Banglore 2015 IIT Kanpur 2001 IIT Kanpur 2014 IIT Kharagpur 2000 IIT Kharagpur 2013 IIT Bombay 1999 IIT Bombay 2012 IIT Delhi 1998 IIT Delhi 2011 IIT Madras 1997 IIT Madras

## What is New in GATE Exam?

In the previous sessions of the GATE exam, National Coordination Board (NCB) made some significant changes. There was an introduction of two new papers: Marine Engineering & Naval Architecture (NM) as one paper, and Geomatics Engineering (GE) as the other. Hence, there are now a total of 29 papers in the GATE exam. Further, there was an increase in the number of exam centers for the exam as well. Small changes were seen in the syllabus and exam fee as well.

The other significant changes:

• Eligibility criteria improved.
• The reservation Quota for EWS changed.
• The thumb impression requirement for the registration was removed.

### New Exam Centres Added to GATE Exam

In 2023, 23 new exam cities were added hence adding a good number of exam centers to the list. In the GATE 2022 session, many new exam centers were included. Places like Shirdi, Latur, Akola, and Dhule were made available for the students.

## List of Papers with Their Code

According to the latest addition to the GATE exam, there are 29 disciplines. Each discipline, along with its codes, is mentioned in the table provided below:

 GATE Exam Papers and Their Codes Paper Code Paper Code Aerospace Engineering AE Petroleum Engineering PE Agricultural Engineering AG Geology and Geophysics GG Architecture and Planning AR Instrumentation Engineering IN Biotechnology BT Life Sciences XL Biomedical Engineering BM Mathematics MA GATE Civil Engineering CE GATE Mechanical Engineering ME Chemical Engineering CH Mining Engineering MN GATE Computer Science & Information Technology CS Metallurgical Engineering MT Chemistry CY Physics PH GATE Electronics and Communication Engineering EC Production and Industrial Engineering PI GATE Electrical Engineering EE Textile Engineering & Fibre Science TF Engineering Sciences XE Ecology and Evolution EY Humanities and Social Sciences XH Statistics ST Geomatics Engineering GE Environmental Science and Engineering ES Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering NM -- --

## Exam Date

The GATE exam date calendar in 2023 was announced by IIT Kanpur. Candidates can check the schedule by referring to the table shown below to get an idea of the tentative dates of the new sessions of the exam.

 GATE 2023 Registration Start Date (without late fee) 30 August 2022 Registration Last Date (without late fee) 30 September 2022 Closing Date of Extended for Application Process(without late fee) 7 October 2022 Closing Date of Extended for Application Process(with late fee) 16 October 2022 Modifications in Application Form 27 October 2022 Admit Card Release Date 9 January 2023 GATE 2023 Exam Date 4, 5, 11, and 12 February 2023 Candidate's Response Available in the Application portal 15 February 2023 Answer Key 21 February 2023 Challenges for Answer Key 22 February 2023 to 25 February 2023 Result Announcement 16 March 2023 Availability of Score Card 21 March 2023

### GATE Exam Schedule

The entire schedule of the last year's GATE exam is shown in the image given below. The exam for CE was conducted in two separate sessions and the rest of the discipline's exams were conducted in a single session only. Exams of all 29 branches were conducted on 4 different days in two sessions each day:

## GATE Registration

The GATE application process is conducted in the GOAPS portal. The fresh registration process will start soon. Candidates must note that GATE registration was accepted online only through the GOAPS portal or official website.

The candidates had to register themselves to be eligible for the GATE Exam Login process. Log in to the official website lead to the filling out of the detailed GATE application form or any correction on it.

### How to Fill GATE Application Form?

Check out the essential steps given below to fill GATE exam application form:

• Visit GOAPS's official site and register.
• Once registration is completed, candidates need to visit the GATE Login corner.
• Fill up the application form.
• Upload the required documents, like photographs, signatures, etc.
• Make the payment of exam fees as per the categorical requirements.
• Click on the submit button.

### Documents Required(Indian Candidates)

Here is the list of documents and information required to fill out the application form for the GATE exam:

• Candidate's name, date of birth, mobile number, and parent's name.
• Residential Address for Communication with an area PIN code.
• Degree scanned with a size under 10-300 kb in pdf format.
• For Engineering Degree course completion certificate/provisional certificate/8th Semester mark sheet/7th-semester mark sheet/6th-semester mark sheet/Pre or final year mark sheet in case of integrated degree/AMIE and Completed one section/Provisional Certificate Letter.
• For Science Degree course completion certificate/provisional certificate/4th Semester mark sheet/3rd-semester mark sheet/2nd-semester mark sheet/1st-year mark sheet/Pre-final year mark sheet in case of integrated degree/Provisional Certificate Letter.
• College address with a PIN code.
• Choice of GATE exam cities.
• Scanned image of the signature and photograph of size 5-200 kb in jpeg/jpg.
• Scanned copy of Category/PwD Certificate (if applicable) in size 10-300 kb in pdf.

## Exam Fee

A detailed description of the application fee, which candidates had to submit during the entire registration process, is given in the table shown below. Candidates had to pay the GATE application fee online only.

 Category On or Before the Last Date During the Extended Period For Examination Centres in India Female candidates ₹ 850 ₹ 1350 SC/ST/PwD* category candidates ₹ 850 ₹ 1350 All other candidates ₹ 1700 ₹ 2200 For Examination Centres outside India (All Candidates) Addis Ababa, Colombo, Dhaka, and Kathmandu US\$ 100 US\$ 150 Dubai and Singapore US\$ 200 US\$ 250

## Eligibility

Candidates must know the GATE exam eligibility criteria before applying for the exam. The eligibility criteria for the exam carry educational qualification, age limit, and passing percentage. The candidates who possess the following criteria are eligible to appear in GATE.

### Educational Qualification

To apply for the GATE entrance exam, a candidate must possess either of the mentioned qualification(s). However, the educational qualification has been relaxed for the exam. The students studying in the 3rd or final years of any undergraduate degree are now eligible for the examination. Also, students who have already completed any degree program approved by the Government in Engineering, Technology, Architecture, Science, Commerce, or Arts are eligible to appear for the GATE examination.

• BE/B. Tech/B. Pharma
• B.Arch
• B.Sc (Research)/B.S
• Professional Society Examination (equivalent to B.E./B. Tech/B. Arch)
• M.Sc./M.A./MCA or equivalent
• Integrated M.E/M.Tech (Post – B.Sc)
• Integrated M.Sc./Integrated B.S-M.S
• Integrated M.E./M.Tech or Dual Degree (after Diploma or 10+2)

According to the revised GATE eligibility criteria, candidates must have a minimum qualification of 10+2+3. In the final year of graduation, candidates can apply for the GATE entrance examination.

### Pass Percentage

No minimum pass percentage criteria are defined to apply for the exam.

### Age Limit

There is no age limit defined to apply for the GATE exam. Candidates of any age, falling under the eligibility criteria can appear for the exam.

### Nationality

Candidates with Indian nationality can apply. Candidates from Nepal, Bangladesh, Singapore, Sri Lanka, Ethiopia, and the United Arab Emirates are eligible for the GATE.

### GATE Eligibility Criteria for International Students

Foreign candidates are also allowed to sit for the exam. Candidates from these countries must have completed or be in their final year or the pre-final year of their bachelor's degree in Engineering and Technology or equivalent. Countries that are considered eligible for the exam are:

• Nepal,
• Singapore,
• Sri Lanka,
• Ethiopia, and
• UAE

## Combination of Two Papers in GATE

Candidates can now select two papers for the GATE exam. Officials released the combination of two papers. A list of all the papers which can be combined in the exam are:

 First Paper Second Paper First Paper Second Paper AE CE, ME, XE AG CE AR CE, GE BM BT, IN BT BM, XL CE AE, AG, AR, ES, GE, NM, XE CH ES, PE, XE CS EC, GE, MA, PH, ST CY XE, XL EC CS, EE, IN, PH EE EC, IN, PH ES CE, CH, GE EY XL GE AR, CE, CS, ES, GG GG GE IN BM, EC, EE, ME MA CS, PH, ST ME AE, IN, NM, PI, XE MT XE NM CE, ME PE CH PH CS, EC, EE, MA, XE PI ME, XE ST CS, MA, XH XE AE, CE, CH, CY, ME, MT, PH, PI XH ST XL BT, CY, EY -- --

## Exam Pattern

The GATE exam pattern comprises Multiple-choice questions (MCQs), Multiple Select Questions (MSQ), and Numerical Answer Type (NAT) questions. There is a negative marking allotted for wrong answers only in the multiple-choice questions. Let us check the critical aspects related to the GATE exam pattern in the table below:

 Particulars Description Duration 3 hours (180 minutes) Number of Subjects/Papers 29 Sections General Aptitude (GA) and Candidate's Selected Subject(s) Number of Questions 65 questions (General Aptitude: 10 Questions; Core Subjects: 55 Questions) Distribution of Marks in all Papers Except for papers AR, CY, EY, GG, MA, PH, XH, and XL General Aptitude(15 Marks) + Engineering Mathematics(13 Marks) + Subject Questions(72 Marks) =Total: 100 Marks Marks Distribution for AR, CY, EY, GG, MA, PH, XH, and XL General Aptitude(15 Marks) + Subject Questions(85 Marks),Total: 100 marks Questions Type Multiple Choice Questions (MCQ), Multiple Select Questions (MSQ), Numerical Answer Type (NAT) Questions

Marking Scheme:

1. For MCQs carrying 1 mark: 1/3 mark will be deducted for every wrong answer. i.e. 0.33 marks for 1 mark questions,
2. For MCQs carrying 2 marks: the 2/3 mark will be deducted for every incorrect response. i.e. 0.66 marks will be deducted for questions carrying 2 marks.
3. Multiple Select Question (MSQ) and Numerical Answer Type (NAT) Questions have no negative marking.

## Syllabus

We have provided the branch-wise GATE syllabus for CE, ME, CS, EC, and EE branches. Please note that the GATE Syllabus of all subject papers has been revised, and students must thoroughly review the syllabus before preparing.

• Visit the official GATE website
• Enter the enrollment number and password.

## GATE Exam Preparation

Candidates preparing for the upcoming exam should check the best GATE notes to improve their scores in the exam. Check branch-wise study notes:

### GATE Question Papers

You can get branch-wise previous year question papers to kick start GATE preparation in the right direction. We've provided the GATE previous year's question papers downloadable in PDF format with their solution and answer keys to be used during preparation.

### GATE Question Papers with Solutions

Check the GATE 2022 question papers and the solutions for all critical branches below:

 GATE Paper (Branch) Downloadable PDF GATE Mechanical Engineering (ME) GATE ME Shift 1 Questions & Solution GATE ME Shift 2 Questions & Solutions GATE Electronics & Communication Engineering (ECE) GATE EC 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 CSE GATE CS Questions & Solutions

You can check the detailed question papers list for all Branches here.

### GATE Mock Test Series

To ace your GATE preparation, BYJU'S Exam Prep brings the best online GATE test series for various branches. All the test series pack comes with one free mock test. Candidates can start practicing with the latest GATE mock tests:

Also, Check: GATE Online Coaching

## GATE Exam Books

Candidates planning to appear for the GATE exam must know the best books to prepare for the examination. Here, we have compiled the list of GATE books for CSE, CE, ME, EE, and ECE and their authors in the table shown below:

 GATE ME Books Topics GATE Book Name Heat Transfer Fundamentals of Engineering Heat and Mass Transfer by R.C. Sachdeva Machine Design Design of Machine Elements by V Bhandari Engineering Mathematics Higher Engineering Mathematics by B. S. Grewal Industrial Engineering Industrial Engineering and Management by O. P. Khanna Thermal Science Engineering Thermodynamics by P.K. Nag GATE CE Books Engineering Mathematics Higher Engineering Mathematics (Edition 43) byB.S. Grewal Strength of Materials Strength of Materials (Edition 2) byU.C Jindal Design Of Steel Structures Design of Steel Structures (Edition 3) byS.K Duggal Highway Engineering Highway Engineering by S.K.Khanna, C.E.G.Justo Structural Analysis Fundamental Structural Analysis (Edition 3) byC.S.Reddy Engineering Hydrology Engineering Hydrology (Edition 4) byK Subramanya Irrigation Engineering Irrigation Engineering and Hydraulic Structures (Edition 1) by S K Garg GATE EE Books Power Electronics Power Electronics (Edition 5) by P.S.Bimbhra Control Systems Control Systems Engineering (Edition 5) by I.J.Nagrath, M. Gopal Electrical Machines Electrical Machinery (Edition 7) by P. S. Bimbhra Electromagnetic Fields Engineering Electromagnetics (Edition 8) by William H Hayt, John A Buck GATE CSE Books Computer Networks Computer Networking: A Top-Down Approach (Edition 6) by James F. Kurose, Keith W. Ross Databases Database System Concepts (Edition 6) by Silberschatz, Sudarshan, Korth Algorithms Introduction to Algorithms (Edition 3) by Thomas H. Cormen, Charles E. Leiserson, Ronald L. Rivest, Clifford Stein Digital Logic Digital Logic & Computer Design (Edition 1) by M. Morris Mano GATE ECE Books Analog Circuits Microelectronic Circuits: Theory and Applications (Edition 6) by Adel S. Sedra, Kenneth C. Smith Signals & Systems Signals & Systems (Edition 2) by Alan V. Oppenheim, Alan S.Willsky, S.Hamid Nawab Electromagnetics Principles of Electromagnetics (Edition 4) by Mathew N.O. Sadiku Control Systems Automatic Control Systems (Edition 9) by Benjamin C. Kuo

Candidates can access the branch-wise answer keys from the link provided below:

## GATE Result

GATE exam results are declared in the month of March each year for all 29 disciplines. The GATE result is announced after the release of the final answer keys. The result carried the rank and marks of the candidates.

## Score Card

The GATE scorecard will be released in the month of March as well after the result declaration. Candidates with a valid GATE score can download their GATE scorecard from the official GATE website. Scorecards are only released for those students who have successfully cleared the GATE cutoff marks. Candidates can download the same and present it for the counseling process of IIT, NITs, or PSU recruitment.

## Cut Off

The officials also release the GATE cutoff along with the result. The following cutoff marks shown below will help you estimate the cutoff for next year. Check out the GATE cutoff 2022 of a few disciplines to estimate the expected cutoff of the upcoming exam. You can also go through our GATE cutoff to know the cutoff for 2021/ 2020/ 2019/ 2018/ 2017/ 2016.

### GATE CE Cut Off Marks 2022

 Unreserved OBC-NCL SC/ ST/ PWD 30.4 27.3 20.2

### GATE ME Cut Off for 2022

 Unreserved OBC-NCL SC/ ST/ PWD 28.1 25.2 18.7

### GATE ECE 2022 Cut Off

 Unreserved OBC-NCL SC/ ST/ PWD 25.00 22.5 16.6

### CS Cut-off Marks for GATE 2022

 Unreserved OBC SC/ST/PWD 25.0 22.5 16.6

### EE Cut-off Marks for GATE 2022

 Unreserved OBC SC/ST/PWD 30.7 27.6 20.4

## GATE Counseling

The GATE counseling process will start for qualified candidates in the month of May. Candidates must register for the counseling process, which is done separately by the participating institutions. Centralized counseling, CCMT (Centralized Counseling for M. Tech/M. Plan), is conducted to get admission to IIT, NIT, and other government institutes. The IITs conduct their counseling for admission in M.Tech courses, and the other state-level universities conduct their counseling for admissions.

## GATE Paper Analysis

The GATE paper analysis for various branches is done by the expert faculty of BYJU's Exam Prep. Check out the 2023 analysis and memory-based questions to analyze your performance in the exam:

GATE 2023 Paper Analysis

## GATE Exam Official Details

Zone-wise email ID and Phone number:

ZoneE-mail IDPhone Number
Indian Institute of Technology Bombaygate office @ iitb.ac.in022-25767068
022-25767022
Indian Institute of Science Bangaloregate @ gate.iisc.ac.in080-22932392
080-23601227
Indian Institute of Technology Delhigate @ admin.iitd.ac.in011-26591749
Indian Institute of Technology Guwahatigate @ iitg.ac.in0361-2582751
0361-2582755
Indian Institute of Technology Kanpurgate @ iitk.ac.in0512-2597412
Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpurgateonline @ adm.iitkgp.ac.in03222-282091
03222-282095
Indian Institute of Technology Madrasgate @ iitm.ac.in044-22578200
Indian Institute of Technology Roorkeegate @ iitr.ac.in01332-284531
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## GATE Exam FAQs

• The GATE exam is the annually conducted exam for admission to M.Tech courses or recruitment in PSUs and other programs. It is conducted to test the following abilities of the candidates:

• Recall
• Analysis & Synthesis
• Comprehension
• Application
• The GATE exam is conducted by any one of the following institutes each year:

7 IITs(Bombay, Delhi, Kanpur, Guwahati, Kharagpur, Madras, and Roorkee) + IISc Bangalore.

IIT Kanpur conducted the GATE 2023 and GATE 2022 was conducted by IIT Kharagpur.

• There is no limit to attempts defined by the officials for GATE sessions. Candidates can attempt the GATE exam any number of times irrespective of their age as well. Candidates are required to fall under the educational eligibility criteria to do so.

• The GATE entrance exam is conducted once a year. It is conducted each year for Indian nationals as well as for foreign candidates to get admission in the Post-Graduate programs in the reputed organizations and to get recruited in PSUs.

• There is no age limit set for the candidates. Candidates of any age can sit for the GATE exam irrespective of their age and can attempt the exam any number of times. The age limit does not fall in the eligibility criteria of the GATE exam.

• To apply for the GATE exam, you should have BE/B.Tech/B.Pharma/B.Arch/B.Sc (Research)/B.S Professional Society Examination/M.Sc./M.A./MCA or equivalent/Integrated M.E/M.Tech/Integrated M.Sc./Integrated B.S-M.S/Integrated M.E./M.Tech or Dual Degree.

• According to the eligibility criteria, there is no minimum CGPA required to appear for the GATE exam. Candidates with pending backlogs can sit for the exam if they fall under the educational eligibility criteria of the exam.

• Students from BCA backgrounds are not eligible for this exam. Students falling under the following courses are eligible to apply for the exam:

BE/B.Tech/B.Sc (Research)/B.S Professional Society Examination/B.Pharma/B.Arch//MCA/ M.Sc./M.A. or equivalent/Integrated M.E/M.Tech/Integrated M.E./M.Tech or Dual Degree/Integrated M.Sc./Integrated B.S-M.S.

• Candidates in the final year of MCA are eligible for the GATE exam. Candidates can check out the GATE eligibility criteria to know more about their eligibility.

• GATE exam is conducted to get admission to postgraduate programs in Indian institutions of higher education. GATE exam is conducted jointly by IISc and 7 IITs on behalf of the National Coordination Board-GATE, Department of Higher Education, Ministry of Human Resource Development, GOI.

• The GATE registration number is the special alphanumeric digits you receive after successfully filling up the registration form. It will further be used to generate the Enrollment ID and login into the GOAPS portal.

• Yes, according to the latest addition in the eligibility criteria, candidates in the 3rd year of the 4 year graduation course are also eligible to appear for the GATE exam.

• There is no limit for candidates to appear for the GATE exam. As age limit and the number of attempts are not determining factors for the selection of candidates to sit in the GATE exam.

• Attempt GATE Mock Tests presented by the best faculty of BYJU'S Exam Prep to help you enhance your exam preparation and score better in the GATE examination.

• Candidates achieving ranks under 200 is considered a good rank in GATE exam for admission in IITs. In order to get placed in PSUs, candidates shall acquire ranks under 100. For admission in NITs, a rank under 300 is also considered good enough.

• Yes, GATE score is valid for three years but only for admission to IITS and NITS. For PSU recruitment, GATE score is valid for maximum of 2 years, depending upon the PSU. Generally only 1 year of GATE score is considered valid for PSU recruitment.

• The GATE application process starts in the month of August. Officials release the date of the start of the registration process on the official notification PDF. Candidates will be able to apply from the official website only.

• Yes, the GATE exam pattern carries negative marking if attempted wrong only for selective types of questions. Only the MCQ based questions will carry the negative marks if attempted wrong. The NAT and MCQ based questions will not carry any negative marking.

• Candidates are able to apply for the GATE exam via the official website. The login link will be active for all candidates post its release. Candidates will have to register themselves first before filling out the application form. Essential documents are to be uploaded online to prove the exam eligibility.

• The GATE exam dates are Saturday and Sunday of the first two weeks of February each year. Last year it was conducted on February 3,4, 10, and 11, 2024.

• GATE Application Fee has been increased from the previous year. The application fee for the GATE exam for various categories is given below.

• Female candidates- ₹ 850
• SC/ ST/ PwD- ₹ 850
• All other candidates- ₹ 1700
• Candidates can apply for 2 different papers in the GATE exam. The selection of the two papers can only be made within the given “two-paper combination” by the officials.

• No, the candidates can only appear for the set session by the given date and time slot. No session change is allowed after the release of the admit card.

• Yes, candidates can change their GATE exam papers after submitting the application form. The late fee will be offered after the last date, whereas candidates can only change the papers till November.

• Yes, the category change can be done even after submitting the application form. Last year's categorical modification was done till 24th November 2023, with late fees after the last date of filling out the application form.

• No, the physical calculator can not be used during the exam. Candidates are provided with the on-screen calculator. Before sitting for the exam, it is advised to be accustomed to the GATE virtual calculator.

• The GATE 2024 last date to complete the application form and registration was 12 October 2023. With the fee, the last date for registration is October 20, 2023.

• The GATE exam full form is the Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering examination. It is a national-level examination conducted by IISc Bangalore and & IITs for the selection of candidates in Post-Graduate courses, Fellowship programs, or PSUs’ recruitments.

• The GATE exam is primarily conducted for engineering graduates who wish to pursue higher studies or seek employment in various public sector undertakings (PSUs) or research organizations. In recent years, the GATE exam has also opened up opportunities for students from non-technical fields such as economics, management, and humanities to pursue research in interdisciplinary areas.

• The Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering (GATE) is primarily used for two purposes:

• Higher Education in IITs, NITs, and other top engineering colleges.
• Recruitment in several public sector undertakings (PSUs).

Apart from these, GATE scores are also considered by various research organizations and private companies for their research and development activities, and for hiring graduate trainees and interns.

• Yes, GATE exam is useful for jobs. Various PSUs recruit candidates based on the scores obtained in the GATE exam. It can open up many career opportunities in academia, research, and industry.

• JEE has a larger syllabus covering topics from classes 11 and 12, while GATE covers topics from undergraduate engineering courses. GATE is typically more theoretical and application-oriented, while JEE questions are more focused on problem-solving and the application of concepts. Know more about GATE vs JEE here.

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