GATE 2020


Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering

Computer Based Test

GATE Basic Information

  • Application Fee:₹ 750
  • Number Of Attempts:1
  • Examination Modes:Computer Based Test
  • Exam Conducting Body:Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi (IIT Delhi)
  • Courses:M.Tech, Ph.D. ENG
  • Streams:Engineering

GATE 2024: Application (Out), Aptitude Test Dates, Syllabus & Pattern

Updated On - November 20 2023 by Abhinandan Singh

GATE 2024 exam will be conducted on February 3, 4, 10, and 11, 2024. The exam will be held in two phases, with each phase having a different set of papers. By qualifying for GATE 2024 aspirants can get admission into Postgraduate courses in M.E / M.Tech / M.Arch / PhD courses. These courses are offered by various prestigious institutions across India and a few abroad. It is a national-level entrance exam organized centrally every year. There are 27 subject papers under GATE 2024 and candidates can apply for two subject papers. The Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering is based on a comprehensive understanding of the candidates in various undergraduate subjects in Engineering, Technology, Architecture, and postgraduate level subjects of Science. Candidates can read the below article to know more about GATE 2024.
A computer-based test, GATE is for admission in Masters programs and for recruitment to some public sector companies. The Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering 2024 paper will be of the objective type comprising three patterns of questions — multiple-choice questions (MCQs), multiple select questions (MCQs), and numerical answer type (NAT) questions. For every wrong answer marked in an MCQ, negative marks will be cut, while for MCQs and NATs, there will be no negative marking for a wrong answer.
GATE 2024 application form correction window has been delayed due to operational aspects. The Indian Institute of Science (IISc) Bangalore has not yet announced the revised dates for the correction window. However, they have stated that the window will open after November 15, 2023.

GATE 2024 Registration Link Active at; Fees, Syllabus Updates:

  • Correction Period: The GATE 2024 application correction window opens today, November 18, 2023.
  • Duration of Correction Window: Candidates will have the opportunity to make corrections in their GATE 2024 application form until November 24, 2023.
  • Correction Fee: To make changes in the GATE 2024 application form, candidates are required to pay a correction fee of Rs 500. If a candidate wishes to change their gender from female to any other, from SC/ST category to any other, or PwD/Dyslexic category to Non-PwD/Dyslexic, the fee for these changes will be Rs 1400.
  • Admit Card Release: GATE 2024 admit cards are scheduled to be issued on January 3, 2024.
  • Exam Dates: The GATE 2024 examination will be conducted on February 3, 4, 10, and 11, 2024.
  • Candidates' Responses and Answer Keys: The candidates' responses will be available on February 16, 2024, and the answer keys will be released on February 21, 2024.
  • Objection Period: Candidates can raise objections to the answer keys until February 25, 2023.
  • Results and Score Card: The GATE 2024 results are scheduled to be announced on March 16, 2024, and candidates can download their scorecards on March 23, 2024.
  • Opening of Window: The Indian Institute of Science Bangalore (IISc Bangalore) has opened a window for new two-paper combinations for GATE 2024.
  • Additional Combinations: Several new two-paper combinations have been introduced, supplementing the ones announced during the regular and extended registration periods.
  • Official Website: Candidates can check the new two-paper combinations through the official GATE 2024 website at
  • Duration for Changes: Candidates have the opportunity to add or change their paper combinations from November 11 to November 17, 2023.
  • Fee Structure:
  • Candidates adding a new second paper (applicable to those registered for only one paper) can do so at the regular application fee.
  • Those changing the second paper (applicable to those already registered for two papers) can make the change at no extra cost.
  • Limitations: The option to add or change the second paper can be exercised only once for each applicant during the specified period.
  • GATE 2024 Application Deadline with Late Fee: The Indian Institute of Science (IISc Bangalore) will close the application process for the Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering (GATE) 2024 today. Eligible candidates can apply with a late fee until midnight at
  • GATE 2024 Exam Date: The GATE 2024 exam is scheduled to be held on February 3, 4, 10, and 11, 2024.
  • GATE 2024 Form Correction: IISc Bangalore will provide a GATE 2024 correction facility starting on November 7. Candidates can edit specific sections of their registration form until November 11, 2023. Some sections like Gender and Category may require an additional fee for changes. It's recommended to check document format and dimensions before uploading.
  • New Subject Added: GATE 2024 introduces Data Science and Artificial Intelligence as a new subject, and a sample paper for this subject was released on October 19.
  • The Indian Institute of Science (IISc) has initiated the registration process for the Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering (GATE) 2024 through the GATE Online Application Processing System (GOAPS).
  • Aspiring candidates who are interested in pursuing MTech programs must complete the GATE registration 2024 before September 29.
  • The GATE 2024 registration link is currently live and can be accessed through and
  • During the extended registration period, candidates making payments will need to pay an additional fee of Rs 5,000.
  • GATE 2024 will encompass 30 test papers, and eligible candidates are permitted to appear in one or two test papers as applicable.
  • The examination will be conducted in computer-based test (CBT) mode and will have a duration of 3 hours.
  • The IISc GATE exam for 2024 is scheduled to take place on February 3, 4, 10, and 11, as per the provided schedule.

GATE Exam 2024

  • New Paper Introduced: GATE 2024, organized by the Indian Institute of Science Bengaluru (IISc Bengaluru), includes a new paper on Data Science and Artificial Intelligence (DA). This addition brings the total number of GATE papers to 30.
  • Exam Dates: GATE 2024 is scheduled to be held on February 3, 4, 10, and 11.
  • Two Paper Combinations: Applicants for GATE 2024 can now choose two papers from a prescribed set of combinations, allowing for increased flexibility in exam selection.
  • Eligibility Criteria: Candidates currently in the third year or higher of an undergraduate degree program, or those who have completed a government-approved degree program in engineering, technology, science, architecture, or humanities, are eligible to appear for GATE 2024.
  • Registration Start Date: The registration process for GATE 2024 is expected to begin on August 24. Applicants can find detailed information and updates on the official website,
  • Exam Pattern: GATE 2024 will be conducted for a total of 100 marks. The General Aptitude (GA) section, common for all papers, carries 15 marks. The remaining 85 marks cover the specific syllabus for the chosen paper.
  • International Centers Withdrawn: IISc Bengaluru has withdrawn international centers for the GATE 2024 exam, making the exam accessible within India.
  • Commerce Graduates Exclusion: Unlike the previous year, commerce graduates are not eligible to appear for GATE 2024.
  • Application and Details: Applicants can find comprehensive information regarding application procedures, eligibility criteria, paper combinations, and other GATE 2024 updates on the official website.
  • Application Process: Candidates should stay updated with the official website for any changes or announcements related to the application process, eligibility, and other important dates.

GATE 2024 Exam Dates

Candidates can find important dates related to GATE 2024 from the given table:

GATE 2024 Schedule
Release of GATE notificationAugust 5, 2023
GATE application start dateAugust 24, 2023
GATE application end dateSeptember 29, 2023
Release of GATE admit cardJanuary 3, 2024
GATE exam dateFebruary 3, 4, 10, & 11, 2024
Release of GATE response sheetsFebruary 16, 2024
Release of GATE answer keyFebruary 21, 2024
GATE result announcementMarch 16, 2024
GATE counsellingMarch-April 2024


GATE 2024 Exam Time Table
DaySession 1Session 2
February 39:30 AM to 12:30 PM2:00 PM to 5:00 PM
February 49:30 AM to 12:30 PM2:00 PM to 5:00 PM
February 109:30 AM to 12:30 PM2:00 PM to 5:00 PM
February 119:30 AM to 12:30 PM2:00 PM to 5:00 PM

Candidates can download the GATE 2024 Information Brochure PDF here.

GATE 2024 Application Form

  • GATE 2024 Application Form has been released on the Official website of IIT Bombay as they are organizing the Graduate Aptitude Test Examination.
  • Candidates can do the correction in GATE 2024 Application form till the stipulated time.
  • GATE 2024 login details will be required to make the corrections in the form.
  • After successfully doing GATE 2024 registration, candidates can fill out the application form.
  • Moreover, candidates may keep a copy of the application form for further use.

Documents Required for filling the GATE 2024 Application form

These are the documents candidates will be needing to fill out the Application form successfully so keep them ready:

  • The valid email id & mobile number to get the Gate 2024 notifications.
  • Scanned copy of the Eligibility Certificate (Degree Certificate or Provisional Certificate or Certificate from the Head of the Department/Institute) in pdf format.
  • Category certificate (SC/ST), PwD certificate, Dyslexia certificate - (if applicable).
  • The latest image of the candidate and signature should be uploaded.
  • The photograph must be in color and taken after 01 August 2021 in a professional studio. Photographs taken using a mobile phone and other photos of the selfie category would be rejected.
  • The application form should be filled out through the GATE Online Application Processing System (GOAPS).
  • The date of submission of the form will be the first week of October 2024.

The four major sections of form filling are divided as stated below:

  • Registration
  • Application form filling
  • Documents upload
  • Registration fee payment

Uploading Documents Specification

The specification of the photograph and signature is mentioned below in a table:
Size240×320 - 480×640 in pixels (0.3 Megapixels)80×280 - 160×560 in pixels

GATE 2024 Application Fee

Mode of Payment: From the GOAPS portal, the candidate will be redirected to the payment gateway webpage. Candidates can pay the application fee online either through a Credit card/Debit card/Net Banking.

The Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering Application Fees is mentioned category wise in the table below:

GATE 2024 Registration Fee
CategoryFee on or before  September 2021The fee during the extended period
Female candidatesRs.750Rs.1250
SC/ST/PwD candidatesRs.750Rs.1250
All other candidatesRs.1500Rs.2000
Addis Ababa, Colombo, Dhaka, and Kathmandu candidatesUSD 50USD 70
Dubai and Singapore candidatesUSD 100USD 100

GATE 2024 Application Form Correction

GATE 2024 application correction window is open for all the candidates. The registered candidates get the option to correct any mistakes in the application form. Even after the form is submitted IIT b shall provide an online correction facility. To access it candidates have to log in to GOAPS using enrollment id/email address and password.

Candidates are intimated about required corrections in GATE application form via e-mail and/or SMS. They can also check the status under their GOAPS login. All correction has to be done as per the deadline. The following details are allowed to edit in the application form in the correction window:

  • Correction in name, Parent name, DOB, country of residence, mobile number, address, degree details
  • Correction in Gender, category, PWD status, Dyslexic status, and exam city
  • Corrections in choice of the exam paper
Form correction fee: The correction fee is applicable to any changes made in the following:
  1. Gender
  2. Category
  3. PWD status
  4. Dyslexic status
  5. Exam city
  6. Exam paper

GATE 2024 Eligibility Criteria

Candidates must go through the below points and table to check the GATE Exam Eligibility:

  • Indian nationals are eligible to apply for the exam.
  • Candidates from Nepal, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, Singapore, Ethiopia, and the United Arab Emirates (U.A.E) can also apply.
Age limit:
  • There is no age bar for appearing in the exam.
GATE Exam Eligibility Criteria 2024
Qualifying DegreeQualifying Degree/ExaminationEligible candidates DescriptionYear of Qualification more than
B.E./B.Tech./B.Pharm.Bachelor’s degree holders in Engineering/Technology (4 years after 10+2 or 3 years after B.Sc./Diploma in Engineering/Technology)Currently in the final year or already completed2024
B. Arch.Bachelor’s degree holders of Architecture (5 years course)/Naval Architecture (4 years course)/Planning (4 years course)Currently in the final year or already completed2024
B.Sc. (Research)/B.S.Bachelor’s degree in Science (Post-Diploma/4 years after 10+2)Currently in the 4th year or already completed2024
M. Sc./M.A./MCA or equivalentMaster’s degree in any branch of Science/Mathematics/Statistics/ Computer Applications or equivalentCurrently in the final year or already completed2024
Integrated M.E./M.Tech. (Post-B.Sc.)Post-BSc Integrated Master’s degree programs in Engineering/ Technology (4 years program)Currently in the 2nd/3rd/4th year or already completed2024
Integrated M.E./M.Tech. or Dual Degree(after Diploma or 10+2)Integrated Master’s degree program or Dual Degree program in Engineering/Technology (5 years program)Currently in the 4th/5th year or already completed2024
Integrated M.Sc./ Integrated B.S.-M.S.Integrated M.Sc. or 5 years integrated B.S.-M.S. programCurrently in the final year or already completed2024
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 and so on)Completed Section A or equivalent of such professional coursesNA
Pharm. D. (after 10+2)Degree holders of 6 years program, consisting of internship or residency
training during the sixth year
Currently in the
4th/5th/6th year or
already completed
M.B.B.SDegree holders of M.B.B.S. and
those who are in the 7th/8th/9th
semester of such a program.
7th, 8th, 9th or
already completed

GATE 2024 Result

IIT Kanpur will release the GATE 2024 result on the official website.

  • The GATE 2024 Result will be declared on March 2024.
  • The students who have successfully qualified for the examination will get their scorecards.
  • Also, students are supposed to download and keep a soft copy at least with them for the rest of the admission and counselling procedure.
  • GATE Scorecard will be available within three to four days of result declaration.
  • Students who fail to download the scorecard will later have to pay an amount to get their scorecard.
  • The candidate score will be calculated out of 100 whereas after the normalization process the scores will be derived out of 1000.
  • The score of GATE is valid for 3 years from the date of declaration of result.

GATE 2024 Cut Off

The details regarding the GATE Cut off 2024 are given below.

  • The GATE cutoff 2024 entrance will be released by the IIT, Kanpur on the GOAPS official website.
  • GATE 2024 result along with the cut-off will be announced in March 2024.
  • Candidates have to visit the official website of GOAPS to check the GATE Cut Off 2024.
  • GATE 2024 Cut Off is the minimum mark required to obtain by a candidate to get admission in M.E./M.Tech courses in various IITs, IIITs, and NITs.

Candidates can check the previous year Cut Off in the below given table.

GATE 2024 Cutoff
SubjectGeneralOBC (NCL/EWS)SC/ST/PwD
Computer Science and Information Technology2522.516.6
Civil Engineering30.427.3 
Chemical Engineering25.322.716.8
Mining Engineering25.522.917
Electronics and Communication Engineering2522.516.5
Geomatics Engineering40.436.326.9
Instrumentation Engineering42.438.128.2

GATE 2024 Counselling

GATE 2024 Counselling will start somewhere around May 2024 for NITs and other institutions. But before that, applications for various IITs, IISc, IIITs, and other prestigious institutions will be rolled out.

  • The students who have scored well and are willing to take admitted to one of these colleges must first fill out their applications after which each institute will do a shortlisting of eligible candidates.
  • The selected candidates will then be further called for Written tests, Personal Interviews, and group discussions (optional).
  • All these activities will not be sponsored and students will have to travel to various institutions they have been called to if they wish to get admitted there for further studies.
Courses Offered
Passing or qualifying in the GATE 2024 exam is a mandatory requirement for taking admission and/or financial assistance to:
  • Master's programs and direct Doctoral programs in Engineering, Technology or Architecture, and
  • Doctoral programs in relevant branches of Science in the institutions supported by the MHRD and other Government agencies. The GATE qualification is mandatory even in some colleges and institutions, which admit students without MHRD scholarship/assistantship.
  • Many PSUs have been using the GATE score in their selection or recruitment process.

GATE 2024 Admit Card

GATE 2024 Admit Card is available on the official website (GOAPS) from 9 January 2024. Students who will be appearing for the examination are requested to download and print their admit cards before they appear for the examination.
  • It is mandatory to carry the admit cards to the exam center along with a photo ID proof which will help in the verification of the candidate's identity by the invigilators.
  • Both, the GATE 2024 Admit Card and the Original ID proof are essential for entry into the examination hall.
  • The Admit Card is valid if the candidate's photograph and signature images are clear and legible.
  • Candidates need to bring the print-out of the GATE 2024 Admit Card to the Examination for verification.
  • Also, bring with you the original and valid photo Identity Document which was specified during the filling up of the online application.
  • If candidates find any discrepancy in the GATE 2024 admit card, get in touch with the officials immediately and get it rectified as incorrect information won’t be entertained at the time of examination if found.
  • If candidates are appearing for the examination in a new city then kindly go and visit the examination center before the day of the examination so that candidates don’t reach late or go to the wrong center.

GATE 2024 Exam Centres

The tentative list of zone-wise test centers of the GATE 2024 exam is mentioned below:
GATE 2024 Test Centres
Zone No.Zonal GATE OfficeTentative List of Examination Cities/Towns
1IISc BangaloreAnanthapuramu, Angamaly, Bagalkot, Belagavi (Belgaum), Ballari (Bellary), Bengaluru South, Bengaluru North, Bidar, Chikkamagaluru, Davanagere, Kalaburagi (Gulbarga), Hassan, Hubballi (Hubli), Hyderabad, Kannur, Kasaragod, Kolar, Kozhikode, Kurnool, Malappuram, Mangaluru, Manipal, Mysuru (Mysore), Palakkad, Payyanur, Port Blair, Shivamogga (Shimoga), Thrissur, Vatakara, Tumakuru
2IIT BombayAhmedabad, Amravati, Anand, Aurangabad, Baramati, Bhavnagar, Bhuj, Gandhinagar, Goa, Jalgaon, Kolhapur, Mehsana, Mumbai-Navi Mumbai-Thane, Nagpur, Nanded, Nashik, Pune, Rajkot, Ratnagiri, Sangli, Satara, Solapur, Surat, Vadodara, Ahmednagar
3IIT DelhiAjmer, Alwar, Bikaner, Faridabad-Palwal, Greater NOIDA, Gurugram, Hisar, Indore, Jaipur, Jammu-Samba, Jodhpur, Karnal, Mathura, New Delhi, Rohtak, Srinagar, Sikar, Udaipur, Ujjain, Kota
4IIT GuwahatiAgartala, Aizawl, Asansol-Durgapur, Bokaro Steel City, Burdwan, Dhanbad, Dibrugarh, Dimapur, Gangtok, Guwahati, Imphal, Itanagar, Jorhat, Kalyani, Muzaffarpur, Patna, Purnea, Shillong, Silchar, Siliguri, Tezpur
5IIT KanpurAgra, Aligarh, Allahabad, Bareilly, Bhopal, Gorakhpur, Gwalior, Jabalpur, Kanpur, Lucknow, Varanasi
6IIT KharagpurBalasore, Berhampur (Odisha), Bhilai, Bhubaneswar, Bilaspur (CG), Cuttack, Eluru, Hooghly (WB), Jamshedpur, Kakinada (AP), Kharagpur, Kolkata, Raipur, Rajamahendravaram (Rajahmundry), Ranchi, Rourkela, Sambalpur, Srikakulam, Vizianagaram, Tadepalligudem, Vijayawada, Visakhapatnam
7IIT MadrasAlappuzha, Aluva-Ernakulam, Attingal, Chengannur, Chennai South, Chennai West, Chirala, Chittoor, Coimbatore, Cuddalore, Dindigul, Gudur, Guntur, Idukki, Kadapa, Kanjirapally, Kanyakumari-Nagercoil, Karimnagar, Khammam, Kodad, Kollam, Warangal, Kothamangalam, Kottayam, Madurai, Muvattupuzha, Namakkal, Nellore, Thiruvananthapuram, Ongole, Pala, Puducherry, Salem, Thanjavur, Thoothukudi, Tiruchirapalli, Tirunelveli, Tirupati, Vellore, Villupuram, Virudhunagar, 
8IIT RoorkeeAmbala, Amritsar, Bathinda, Dehradun, Ghaziabad, Haldwani, Hamirpur-Una (HP), Jalandhar, Kurukshetra, Ludhiana, Meerut, Mohali Chandigarh, Moradabad, NOIDA, Panipat, Pathankot, Patiala-Sangrur, Roorkee, Shimla-Solan, Sonepat, Yamunanagar
9International GATE,
IIT Delhi
Addis Ababa (Ethiopia), Colombo (Sri Lanka), Dhaka (Bangladesh), Dubai (UAE), Kathmandu (Nepal), Singapore
NOTE: This is a tentative list, and any change will be updated on the website (

Important Books to Prepare for GATE 2024

Here are some books to prepare for the GATE 2024 Books Details.:
  • GATE Civil Engineering ( Comprehensive Theory Book + Test Series) for GATE 2024
  • GATE Electrical Engineering ( Comprehensive Theory Book + Test Series) for GATE 2024
  • GATE General Aptitude & Engineering Mathematics
  • A Handbook of Engineering Mathematics
  • GATE – Topic-wise Previous Solved Papers – 33 Years’ Solved Papers

GATE 2024 Exam Pattern

Candidates are requested to go through the GATE 2024 Exam Pattern given below in the table to understand the overall structure and pattern of the exam.

Exam Mode

Online (CBT)


03 hours (180 minutes)

Number of Questions


Total Marks


Type of Questions

MCQs and NAT (Numerical Answer Type Questions)

Number of Sections

3 (General Aptitude, Engineering Mathematics* and Subject Specification Section)

*In place of Engineering Mathematics, Chemistry will be compulsory for Life Science (XL) Paper

Section-wise time band


Marking Scheme

For MCQ of 1 marks, 1/3 would be deducted

For MCQ of 2 marks, 2/3 would be deducted

No negative marking for Numerical type questions

In the table below, applicants can check the section-wise distribution of the number of questions and marks in that section:
Number of questions and marks per part
Number of Questions
Maximum marks

General Aptitude (GA)

(Common for all streams)

5 questions of 1 mark each and

5 questions of 2 mark each



Question Papers other than GG, XE, and XL

25 questions of 1 mark each and

30 questions of 2 mark each



 GG (Geology and Geophysics)


 Part A (compulsory section)

Part B



 25 questions of 1 mark each

Section I (Geology) and Section II (Geophysics) (Attempt any 1 question):


30 questions of 2 mark each




 XE Paper  (Engineering Sciences)

GA (15 marks)

Section A Engineering Mathematics (Compulsory):

Section B to H: (Attempt any Two)



 7 questions of 1 mark each and 4 questions of 2 marks each

9 questions of 1 mark each and 13 questions of 2 marks each


 XE Paper (Life Sciences)

 General Aptitude (15 marks)

Section P Chemistry (Compulsory Section)

Sections Q to U: (Attempt any Two)



 5 questions of 1 mark each and 10 questions of 2 marks each

10 questions of 1 mark each and 10 questions of 2  marks each

GATE 2024 Syllabus

 The whole Syllabus can be checked online. The interested candidates must know the information about GATE 2024 Syllabus given below:

Syllabus for General Aptitude (GA):-

GA is a common section in all GATE Papers. The questions in GA are based on verbal ability and numerical ability.

Verbal Ability:
  • English Grammar
  • Sentence Completion
  • Verbal Analogies
  • Word Groups
  • Instructions
  • Critical Reasoning
  • Verbal Deduction
Numerical Ability:
  • Numerical computation
  • Numerical Estimation
  • Numerical Reasoning
  • Data Interpretation
Aerospace Engineering (AE):
  • Engineering Mathematics:
    • Linear Algebra
    • Calculus
    • Differential Equations
  • Flight Mechanics:
    • Basics
    • Airplane Performance
    • Static Stability
  • Space Dynamics:
    • Central force motion,
    • Determination of trajectory and orbital period in simple cases
  • Aerodynamics
    • Basic Fluid Mechanics
    • Potential flow theory
    • Airfoils and wings
    • Compressible Flows
  • Structures
    • Strength of Materials
    • Flight vehicle structures
    • Structural Dynamics
  • Propulsion
    • Thermodynamics of aircraft engines
    • Axial compressors
    • Axial turbines
    • Centrifugal compressor
Agricultural Engineering (AG):
  • Engineering Mathematics
    • Linear Algebra
    • Calculus
    • Numerical Methods
    • Probability & Statistics
  • Farm Machinery
    • Machine Design
    • Farm Machinery
  • Farm Power
    • Sources of Power
    • Farm Power
    • Tractors and Power tillers
  • Soil and Water Conservation Engineering
    • Fluid Mechanics
    • Soil Mechanics
    • Surveying and Leveling
    • Soil and Water Erosion
  • Irrigation and Drainage Engineering
    • Soil-Water-Plant Relationship
    • Irrigation Water Conveyance and Application Methods
    • Agricultural Drainage
    • Wells and Pumps
  • Agricultural Processing Engineering
    • Drying
    • Size Reduction and Conveying
    • Processing and By-product Utilization
  • Dairy and Food Engineering
    • Heat and Mass Transfer
    • Preservation of Food
Architecture and Planning (AR):
  • Architecture and Design
  • Building Materials, Construction, and Management
  • Building and Structures
  • Environmental Planning and Design
  • Urban Design
  • Urban Planning and Housing
  • Planning Techniques and Management
  • Building Services, Urban Infrastructure, Principles of water supply and sanitation systems & Process and Principles of Transportation Planning and Traffic Engineering
Biomedical Engineering (BM):
  • Engineering Mathematics
  • Electrical Circuits
  • Signals and Systems
  • Analog and Digital Electronics
  • Measurements and Control Systems
  • Sensors and Bioinstrumentation
  • Human Anatomy and Physiology
  • Biomaterials, etc.
Biotechnology (BT):
  • Engineering Mathematics
  • General Biotechnology
  • Recombinant DNA Technology
  • Plant and Animal Biotechnology
  • Bioprocess Engineering and Process Biotechnology
Civil Engineering (CE):
  • Engineering Mathematics
  • Structural Engineering
  • Geotechnical Engineering
  • Water Resources Engineering
  • Transportation Engineering
  • Geomatics Engineering
Chemical Engineering (CH):
  • Engineering Mathematics
  • Process Calculations and Thermodynamics
  • Fluid Mechanics and Mechanical Operations
  • Chemical Technology
  • Plant Design and Economics
  • Chemical Reaction Engineering, etc.
Computer Science and Information Technology (CS):
  • Engineering Mathematics
  • Digital Logic
  • Computer Organization and Architecture
  • Programming and Data Structures
  • Algorithms
  • Computer Networks
  • Operating System
Chemistry (CY):
  • Physical Chemistry
  • Inorganic Chemistry
  • Organic Chemistry
Electronics & Communications (Ec):
  • Engineering Mathematics
  • Networks, Signals, and Systems
  • Electronic Devices
  • Digital Circuits
  • Analog Circuits
  • Electromagnetics, etc.
Electrical Engineering (EE):
  • Engineering Mathematics
  • Electric Circuits
  • Electromagnetic Fields
  • Signals and Systems
  • Power Systems
  • Control Systems, etc.
Ecology and Evolution (EY):
  • Ecology
  • Evolution
  • Behavioral Ecology
  • Mathematics and Quantitative Ecology
Geology and Geophysics (GG):
  • Common Section
  • Geology
  • Geophysics
Instrumentation Engineering (IE):
  • Engineering Mathematics
  •  Electrical Circuits
  • Signals and Systems
  • Control Systems
  • Analog Electronics
  • Measurements
  • Sensors and Industrial Instrumentation, etc.
  • Calculus
  • Linear Algebra
  • Ordinary Differential equations
  • Complex Analysis
  • Real Analysis
  • Linear Programming, etc.
Mechanical Engineering (ME):
  • Engineering Mechanics
  • Strength of materials
  • Theory of Machines
  • Machine Design
  • Heat-Transfer
  • Thermodynamics & Applications
  • Material Science
  • Production Engineering
  • Metrology & Inspection 
  • Computer Integrated Manufacturing
  • Industrial Engineering
Mining Engineering (MN):
  • Engineering Mathematics
  • Mine Development and Surveying
  • Geomechanics and Ground Control
  • Mining Methods and Machinery
  • Surface Environment, Mine Ventilation, and Underground Hazards, etc.
Metallurgical Engineering (ME):
  •  Engineering Mathematics
  • Thermodynamics and Rate Processes
  • Extractive Metallurgy
  • Physical Metallurgy
  • Mechanical Metallurgy
  • Manufacturing Processes
Petroleum Engineering (PE):
  • Linear Algebra
  • Differential equations
  • Enhanced Oil Recovery Techniques
  • Latest trends in Petroleum Engineering
  • Health Safety and Environment in the Petroleum Industry
  • Oil and Gas Well Drilling Technology
Physics (PH):
  • Mathematical Physics
  • Electromagnetic Theory
  • Quantum Mechanics
  • Thermodynamics and Statistical Physics
  • Nuclear and Particle Physics
Production & Industrial Engineering (PI):
  • Engineering Mathematics
  • General Engineering
  • Manufacturing Processes I
  • Manufacturing Processes II
  • Quality and Reliability
  • Industrial Engineering
Statistics (ST):
  • Calculus
  • Linear Algebra
  • Probability
  • Stochastic Processes, etc.
Textile Engineering and Fibre Science (TF):
  • Engineering Mathematics
  • Textile Engineering & Fibre Science, etc.
Engineering Mathematics (Compulsory for all XE candidates):
  • Linear Algebra
  • Calculus
  • Vector Calculus
  • Complex variables
  • Partial Differential Equations, etc.
Fluid Mechanics:
  • Flow and Fluid Properties
  • Integral analysis
  • Differential Analysis
  • Dimensional analysis
  • Prandtl boundary layer equations, etc
Materials Science:
  • Processing of Materials
  • Characterization Techniques
  • Thermodynamics and Kinetics
  • Elements of Quantum Mechanics and Mathematics, etc.
Solid Mechanics:
  • Equivalent force systems
  • Stresses & Strains
  • Elastic Constants
  • Axial, etc.
  • First Law of Thermodynamics
  • Second Law of Thermodynamics
  • Properties of Pure Substances
  • Thermodynamic Relations, etc.
Polymer Science and Engineering:
  • Chemistry of high polymers
  • Polymer Characterization
  • Synthesis and properties
  • Polymer blends and composites
  • Polymer processing, etc.
Food Technology:
  • Food Chemistry and Nutrition
  • Food Microbiology
  • Food Products Technology
  • Food Engineering, etc.
Atmospheric & Ocean Science:
  • Atmospheric Science
  • Ocean Sciences
Chemistry (Compulsory for all XL candidates):
  • Atomic Structure and Periodicity
  • Structure and Bonding
  • Chemical Equilibria
  • Reaction Kinetics
  • Structure-Reactivity Correlations and Organic Reaction Mechanisms, etc.
  • Organization of life
  • Structure and function of biomolecules
  • Photosynthesis
  • Generation and utilization of ATP
  • Biochemical separation techniques, etc.
  • Plant Systematics
  • Plant Anatomy
  • Morphogenesis & Development
  • Plant Breeding and Genetic Modification
  • Plant Pathology, etc.
  • Historical Perspective
  • Methods in Microbiology
  • Microbial Taxonomy and Diversity
  • Microbial Growth
  • Prokaryotic and Eukaryotic Cells: Structure and Function
  • Microbial Ecology, etc.
  • Animal world
  • Evolution
  • Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
  • Gene expression in Eukaryotes
  • Animal Anatomy and Physiology
  • Development Biology
  • Ecology
  • Animal Behaviour, etc.
Food Technology:
  • Food Chemistry and Nutrition
  • Food Microbiology
  • Food Products Technology, etc.

GATE 2024 Preparation Tips

GATE 2024 Preparation Tips are given below which are quoted by experienced mentors and students:

  • Students are requested to go through the Syllabus first.
  • Focus on-time distribution, management of resources, and various other important factors.
  • Daily revision is an important aspect.
  • An Ample amount of sleep is a must as if candidates continuously tire their brain without rest, it will stop grasping new things and the ability to think faster and to focus will also get worse.
  • Solving questions will give candidates a reality check of candidates preparation and scope of improvement as well. Candidates must solve one previous year's question paper as it will give candidates an idea of the exam pattern.
  • Join a test series and write tests every day as it will add up to their speed, accuracy, and refinement in answering questions.

GATE 2024 Answer Key

IIT Kanpur will release GATE 2024 answer key and the final answer key online in PDF format on the Candidates can download it for all 27 subject papers from that page. The GATE answer key for ME and CE is released separately for both sessions 1 and 2. Candidates can use the answer key to calculate the score. For this, add 1 or 2 marks for each correct answer and deduct 1/3 or 2/3 marks for each incorrect answer. The information available on the official website reads "In the GOAPS portal, a module to contest answer keys was available from 1 to 4 March 2024.

GATE 2024 Response Sheet

GATE 2024 response sheet will be released by IIT Kharagpur. Candidates can download it from the The GATE answer key pdf and question paper has been available. It will be available in pdf format.  Candidates can use the answer key, paper, and response sheet to predict their overall score in the exam. The marking scheme of the GATE exam adds 1 or 2 marks for a correct answer and deducts 1/3 or 2/3 marks for an incorrect answer.

How to Download GATE 2024 Response Sheet

  • Step 1: Go to and enter enrollment id/e-mail id and password.
  • Step 2: On-access the GOAPS, the dashboard appears on the screen.
  • Step 3: In the dashboard, candidates need to click on the “view responses” button. Following this, the response sheet appears on the screen.
    Details in the GATE 2024 Response sheet:

    The following details are mentioned in the response sheet of GATE.

    • Name of the exam
    • Subject paper
    • Date of exam
    • Session of exam
    • Participant id
    • Participant name
    • Test center
    • Test date and time
    • Subject
    • Questions
    • Question id
    • Status
    • Chosen option
  • GATE 2024 Exam Date Schedule
Morning/Forenoon9:30 AM to 12:30 PM 
Afternoon2:30 PM to 5:30 PM 

PSUs Recruitment Through GATE

In the past, several Public Sector Undertakings (PSUs) have used GATE scores to shortlist the candidates for employment. The details of the scheme of recruitment are normally published in National Newspapers, Employment News, Rozgar Samachar by the concerned authority. PSU jobs are one of the most demanded job options. A huge number of engineering graduates dream and prepare to be part of such PSUs because of the attractive salary packages as well as interesting & challenging job environment. 

As per the recent trends, PSUs have increased the recruitment of the top GATE qualified candidates. Approximately more than 55 PSUs are now recruiting the candidates through the Graduate Aptitude Test exam.

Below is the list is given of the average salary PSUs are offering to the recruited candidates through the GATE exam:

The list of the organizations who recruit using the GATE score are as follows:
  1. Bharat Heavy Electricals Limited (BHEL)
  2. Gas Authority of India Limited (GAIL)
  3. Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL)
  4. Indian Oil Corporation Limited (IOCL)
  5. National Thermal Power Corporation (NTPC)
  6. Nuclear Power Corporation of India Limited (NPCIL)
  7. Oil and Natural Gas Corporation (ONGC)
  8. Power Grid Corporation of India (PGCI)

GATE 2024 Highlights

The highlights for GATE 2024 are given below in the table:

Exam Name

GATE 2024

Conducting Body

Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur (IIT-K)


National Level



GATE Official website

Result Link (Direct)

Exam Mode

Online (CBT)

Exam Purpose

To offer admission in Master's of Technology Courses Offered by various colleges across India


About the Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering

The GATE is an examination organized by the IISc, & the seven Indian Institutes of Technology at Bombay, Delhi, Guwahati, Kanpur, Madras, Kharagpur, and Roorkee on behalf of the National Coordination Board, Department of Higher Education, Ministry of Human Resource Development, Government of India.

GATE exam is compulsory for getting admission in the Master’s programs and direct Doctoral programs in Technology/Engineering/Architecture and  Doctoral programs in relevant branches of Science. 

GATE 2024 was conducted for 27 subjects on the 1st, 2nd, 8th & 9th of February 2024. It is a national-level exam & is a test that is based purely on CBT. GATE 2024 score will be valid for three years from the date of its announcement during the results.

GATE Examination Organizing Institutes

List of GATE exam organizing institutes for previous and coming years:

S.No.Year of ExamGATE Organizing Institute
1.GATE - 2024*IIT, Kharagpur*
2.GATE - 2024*IIT, Bombay*
3.GATE - 2024IIT, Delhi
4.GATE - 2021IIT, Madras
5.GATE - 2018IIT, Guwahati

Zonal Distribution of GATE Examination

There are eight zones for conducting and administrating the GATE examination. List of zones and administrative institute are given below:

  • Zone-1: Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore
  • Zone-2: Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay
  • Zone-3: Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi
  • Zone-4: Indian Institute of Technology, Guwahati
  • Zone-5: Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur
  • Zone-6: Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur
  • Zone-7: Indian Institute of Technology, Madras
  • Zone-8: Indian Institute of Technology, Roorkee

Indian Institute of Technology (IITs)

IITs are premium technological institutes in India under MHRD, Government of India. IITs are autonomous institutes governed by the Institutes of Technology Act, 1961 and declared as institutions of national importance

List of IITs with their locations, Year of establishment, NIRF Rank

IITs and their locations, sorted by date of establishment


IIT Kharagpur (IITKGP)



West Bengal


IIT Bombay (IITB)





IIT Madras (IITM)



Tamil Nadu


IIT Kanpur (IITK)



Uttar Pradesh


IIT Delhi (IITD)





IIT Guwahati (IITG)





IIT Roorkee (IITR)










IIT Bhubaneswar (IITBBS)




IIT Gandhinagar (IITGN)





IIT Hyderabad (IITH)





IIT Jodhpur (IITJ)





IIT Patna (IITP)





IIT Indore (III)



Madhya Pradesh


IIT Mandi (IITMandi)



Himachal Pradesh


IIT (BHU) Varanasi (IIT (BHU))



Uttar Pradesh


IIT Palakkad (IITPKD)


Not Ranked



IIT Tirupati (IITTP)


Not Ranked

Andhra Pradesh


IIT (ISM) Dhanbad (IIT (ISM))





IIT Bhilai (IITBH)


Not Ranked





Not Ranked





Not Ranked

Jammu and Kashmir


IIT Dharwad (IITDH)


Not Ranked






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GATE Important Dates

GATE 2023 Online Form Date30 Aug - 07 Oct 2022
GATE 2023 Admit card09 Jan 2023
GATE 2023 Exam Date04 Feb, 05 Feb 2023
GATE 2023 Result16 Mar 2023

Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering Exam Pattern

Paper 1
Exam Duration:

3 hours

Total Marks:


Question Paper Type :

Multiple Choice Questions, Subjective

Negative Marking:


NOTE:1/3rd Mark will be deducted for 1 mark question and 2/3rd Mark will be deducted for 2 mark question in MCQ's.

Instructions:No negative in Numerical Answer Type questions.

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