GATE Exam Dates 2020

GATE Exam Dates

Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Delhi will conduct GATE 2020 in online mode on February 2, 3, 9 and 10 for 24 papers. Candidates who are willing to apply for the exam can check all the important GATE Exam Dates 2020 in this post.

Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering (GATE) is a national level entrance examination organized for offering admission to M.Tech/ Ph.D. and other Government Scholarships/Assistantships in the domain of engineering and technology.

What’s new in GATE 2020?

  • July 11, 2019: GATE 2020 Syllabus released by IIT Delhi.
  • July 9, 2019: GATE 2020 Poster and Dates are out. Check the official poster below

GATE 2020 Official Poster

There are some major changes has been done for the examination, which is mentioned below:

  • The examination will be conducted for a total of 24 papers. A new paper Biomedical Engineering has been added.
  • Students will also get an opportunity to submit the application form after the due date.
  • IIT Delhi is the conducting authority of GATE 2020 examination.
  • The exam is to be held in 6 test centers outside India which are Dubai, Addis Ababa, Colombo, Dhaka, Kathmandu, and Singapore.

GATE Exam Dates 2020

The official Notification of the exam will be released in the first week of September 2020. GATE Examination is organized by the IITs & IISc, Bangalore on a rotation basis. This year, the exam is managed by the IIT Delhi.

The important GATE Exam Dates will help the candidates to track all the essential events and stay updated about the entrance exam. Take a look at the important information listed below regarding the Exam:

  • The Exam is conducted online mode on February 1, 2, 8, and 9, 2020.
  • GATE will be conducted for 24 papers. A new paper of Biomedical Engineering has been added to the GATE Syllabus
  • GATE Notification 2020 will be released in the first week of September 2019.
  • Interested and Eligible candidates can apply for the Exam here.
  • Candidates who are submitting the GATE Application Form before the last date can participate in the exam.
  • Candidates who are not meeting the GATE Eligibility Criteria cannot take up the exam.

GATE 2020 Application Dates

The application forms for GATE 2020 will be available at the official website. The process of applying for the Exam is completely online. Candidates are suggested to go through the eligibility criteria before beginning with the registration process. There are 4 steps involved in GATE 2020:

  1. Registration
  2. Filling up of Application Form
  3. Upload necessary documents
  4. Pay the Application Fee

The below table shows the important dates for the Registration and Form Correction:

Event Date
Registration starts from September 3, 2019
Last Date for Submitting Application Form September 24, 2019
Extended Closing Date for submission of Form October 1, 2019
Last Date for Request for Change in Exam City November 15, 2019

GATE Application Fee Dates

Candidates must pay the prescribed Fees for the Application Form. Here are the details regarding the Application Fees:

  • Firstly, candidates can pay their application fees through online mode only.
  • The Application Fee for General and OBC category is Rs 1500/- only.
  • Candidates must make sure to pay the fees before the last date as there is a late fee.

GATE Admit Card Dates

IIT Delhi will be releasing the Admit Card in January 2020. Candidates who had successfully filled the application form can download the admit card. The GATE Admit card will be made available for downloading through online mode by entering enrollment id/email id and password.

Here is the admit card dates tabulated for the Exam.

Events Dates
Release of Admit Card January 3, 2020
Last Date for Downloading Admit Card 1st Week of February 2020

GATE Exam Dates and Schedule

The Exam is scheduled for multiple dates in February. Each paper consists of 65 questions for 100 marks that have to be completed in the time duration of 3 hours. Here is the official GATE Exam Dates 2020

Event Dates
GATE 2020 Exam Dates February 1, 2020
February 2, 2020
February 8, 2020
February 9, 2020

GATE 2020 Exam Schedule

Candidates must take up the Exam according to their paper code. As the Examination is taken up by more than 9 lakhs candidates, the board has scheduled the exam in two sessions- morning and afternoon. The below table shows the schedule of the Exam along with the paper codes.

Date Session Time (IST) Test Paper Codes
February 1, 2020 1 9:00 – 12:00 Hrs ME, EY, PE, XE, XL
2 14:00 – 17:00 Hrs ME, AE, MA, PI
February 2, 2020 3 9:00 – 12:00 Hrs CS, MN
4 14:00 – 17:00 Hrs AG, AR, BT, CH, CY, GG, IN, MT, PH, TF
February 8, 2020 5 9:00 – 12:00 Hrs EC
6 14:00 – 17:00 Hrs EE
February 9, 2020 7 9:00 – 12:00 Hrs CE
8 14:00 – 17:00 Hrs CE

Note: ME- Mechanical Engineering, EY- Ecology and Evolution, PE- Petroleum Engineering, XE- Engineering Sciences, XL- Life Sciences, AE- Aerospace Engineering, MA- Mathematics, PI- Production and Industrial Engineering, CS- Computer Science and Information Technology, MN- Mining Engineering, AG- Agricultural Engineering, AR- Architecture and Planning, BT- Biotechnology, CH- Chemical Engineering, CY- Chemistry, GG- Geology and Geophysics, IN- Instrumentation Engineering, MT- Metallurgical Engineering, PH- Physics, TF- Textile Engineering and Fiber Science, EC- Electronics and Communication Engineering, EE- Electrical Engineering, CE- Civil Engineering

GATE Result Date 2020

GATE Result will be announced in the third week of March 2020. Candidates can check their results from the official website and also download their scorecard by entering their registration number and date of birth.

The marks of the candidates will be calculated out of 100 whereas the scores will be derived out of 1000 after the normalization process. Know the GATE Exam Dates of Results by checking the below table

Events Dates
Declaration of Results March 16, 2020
Release of Scorecard 3rd week of March to last week of May 2020

GATE Counselling Dates

After the declaration of GATE Results, selected candidates must apply for admission in IITs separately. For admission in M.Tech/ M.Plan/M.Arch programs, centralized counseling will be held for admission into all NITs and various centrally funded institutions. Check the counseling dates from the below table.

Events Dates
Starting Date of Counseling Process 1st week of April 2020

Candidates have to choose a course and colleges as per their preferences during the counseling process. According to the rank secured by the candidate in the exam, filled choices, availability of seats and category of candidates, seats will be allocated in various institutions for admission.



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