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GATE- Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering 

Organizing Institute : IIT- Delhi




Starting of Registration (GOAPS) Website Opens

3rd September, 2019

Last date to submit the application form & fee

24th September, 2019

Extended Closing Date for Submission of (Online) Application

1st October, 2019

Application correction window opens

4th week of November

Corrections in Category/PwD Status/Gender/Dyslexia and other similar learning disabilities

Last week of October to 1st week of November 2019

Last date to make changes in exam city by paying additional fee

15th  November 2019

Downloading of Admit Card

3rd January 2020

GATE 2020 Exam

1st, 2nd, 8th & 9th February 2020

Release of Answer Key

February 2020

Declaration of Results

16th March 2020

Release of Score Card

20th March 2020 to 31st May 2020

Starting of Counselling process

1st week of April 2020

 About GATE 2020:

  • IIT Delhi is the organising institute for GATE 2020.

  • Information website for GATE 2020 is

  • GATE 2020 will be conducted on 25 subjects (also referred to as “papers”).

  • Examination for all the 25 subjects (papers) will be conducted as ONLINE Computer Based Test (CBT).

  • The online examination paper will contain some questions for which numerical answers must be keyed in by the candidate using a virtual keypad. Rest of the questions will be of Multiple Choice Question (MCQ) type. The Candidates will use ONLY an on-screen virtual calculator provided for the examination.

  • A candidate can appear only in ANY ONE paper of the GATE examination.

  • GATE 2020 examinations will be held during the forenoon and afternoon sessions on 1st, 2nd, 8th & 9th of February 2020.

  • Examination for some of the papers in GATE 2020 may be held in multiple sessions. However, a candidate can appear for the examination in one session ONLY.

  • Exact details of the complete examination schedule will be notified later on the GATE 2020 website.

  • Candidates have to register and fill the application via ONLINE mode ONLY at GATE Online Application Processing System (GOAPS). The link will be made available on GATE 2020 website

  • The entire process of filling up of the application form and uploading of certificates/documents, etc. is in online mode only. The candidates should not send any hard copy of his/her application form/documents etc. to IIT Delhi or any of the zonal GATE offices.

  • The payment of application fees is through electronic mode.

  • The Admit Cards for GATE 2020 would be available only on GOAPS website. Candidates can download their Admit Card from GOAPS website. No printed copy of the Admit Cards will be posted to the candidates.

  • The candidate has to appear at the GATE Examination Centre on the date and time specified in the Admit Card.

  • No request for any changes in the Centre or Date/Time specified in the Admit Card will be entertained. Similarly, this being an examination body with certain constraints, candidates needing very special or specific facility for the examination may not be entertained. Hence, candidates are requested to adhere to the facilities that are possible within the ambit and resources of GATE Examination Body.

Eligibility Criteria for GATE 2020 (No age limit)

   Qualifying Degree

Qualifying Degree / Examination

Description of Eligible Candidates

 Year of Qualification not later 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 completed


 B.Sc.(Research) / B.S.

Bachelor’s degree in Science
(Post-Diploma/4 years after 10+2)

Currently in the 4th year or already completed 


 Int. M.E./ M.Tech. (Post-B.Sc.)

Post-B.Sc. Integrated Master’s degree programs in Engineering/Technology (4 years program)

Currently in the 2nd/ 3rd/4th year or already completed


Int. 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 completed


Int. M.Sc./
Int. B.S.-M.S.

 Integrated M.Sc. or 5 years integrated
B.S.-M.S. program

 Currently in the final year or already completed


For more details see the official website of organizing institute(2020) – IIT Delhi