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GATE 2024: Exam Dates, Form Correction (Nov 18), Admit Card, Syllabus PDF, Exam Pattern, Question Papers, Cut off

GATE 2024 exam date is February 3, 4, 10, and 11, 2024. IISc Bangalore has announced new two-paper combinations in addition to the previous combinations. Candidates who have registered for the exam can add new second paper or change the second paper at The last date to apply for new two-paper combinations is November 17. 

Candidates can add new second paper at regular application fees. No extra fee is required to change the second paper.  

GATE 2024 correction date is November 18 to 24, 2023. Candidates whose application has issues with photograph, signature, Photo ID, category certificates, etc., and are marked "defective" can rectify the details through GATE correction window 2024 link at Check GATE 2024 Form Correction Fee

Candidates registered successfully for the exam will get their admit cards. GATE 2024 admit card release date is January 3, 2024.

Latest News

  • GATE 2024 exam will be conducted only in India. International exam cities have been withdrawn from GATE 2024.
  • IISc Banglore has revised the GATE 2024 two-paper combination.
  • A new paper on Data Science and Artificial Intelligence (DA) has been added to GATE 2024. Check GATE 2024 Data Science and AI Syllabus PDF

To solve the last 15 years' GATE question papers, Check Here

GATE 2024 exam is held online as a computer-based test for 30 papers. Candidates are required to solve 65 questions in 180 minutes (3 hours). Check GATE 2024 Exam Pattern

IISc Banglore GATE Syllabus 2024 PDF is out at The syllabus for GATE 2024 is based on General Aptitude and Core Discipline carrying a weightage of 15% and 85% respectively. Candidates can download GATE 2024 Syllabus PDF to check the branch-wise syllabus for CSE, ME, EE, ECE, CE, etc. GATE 2024 Data Science and AI Syllabus has also been released.

GATE is considered one of the most competitive entrance exams in India. Only 16-18% of the total 9 lakhs or so registered applicants qualify the exam each year. You must attempt GATE free online mock test series to get an idea of your level of preparation and the type of questions asked. Check GATE 2024 Online Mock Test Series

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Candidates with ranks below 200 can get admission to one of the IITs. While others can get admission to other top M.Tech colleges including NITs, IIITs, and GFTIs. Check Expected GATE Cutoff 2024

  • For admission to IITs, candidates must aim for a GATE 2024 score between 600-800. 
  • For admission to NITs, candidates must aim for a GATE 2024 score above 300.

GATE scorecard is also used by various PSUs to recruit engineers for executive posts. GATE ranks below 50 stand a chance of getting a call to interview from PSUs like NTPC and GAIL Check PSU Recruitment through GATE

What is GATE Exam?

GATE or Graduate Aptitude Test for Engineering is a national-level exam conducted to choose engineers for M.Tech admission at IITs, NITs, and IIITs as well as for PSU Recruitment. Top PSUs like ONGC, NTPC, GAIL, HPCL, PGCIL, BHEL, BSNL, HPCL employ GATE-qualified candidates at entry-level positions.

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GATE 2024 Exam Highlights

Particulars Overview
Examination Name Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering
Purpose of examination Qualifying Exam for M.E/ M.Tech/ ph.D admission and PSU Recruitment
Application Mode Online
Mode of Examination Computer Based Mode
Examination Duration 180 Minutes ( 3 hours)
Number of Gates paper 29
Validity of Gate Score card 3 years
Total Question 55 ( subject) + 10 GA =65
Question Type MCQ , MSQ and NAT
Negative Marking Yes
Test centers 218 Approx.

GATE Exam Dates

GATE 2024 Exam Dates (OUT)

Events Date
GATE 2024 Notification Release August 5, 2023
GATE 2024 Application Form August 31, 2023
GATE 2024 Application Form Last Date October 12, 2023
GATE 2024 Application Form Last Date (with late fee) October 20, 2023
GATE 2024 Application for Adding or Changing New Second Paper November 11 to 17, 2023
GATE 2024 Application Form Correction (Delayed) November 7, 2023 to November 11, 2023 November 18 to 24, 2023
GATE 2024 Admit Card Release Date January 3, 2024
GATE 2024 Exam Date February 3, 4, 10 and 11, 2024
GATE 2024 Response Sheet Release February 16, 2024
GATE 2024 Answer Key Release Date February 21, 2024
GATE 2024 Answer Key Challenge Window February 22, 2024 to February 25, 2024
GATE 2024 Result Release Date March 16, 2024
GATE 2024 Scorecard Release Date March 23, 2024

GATE Registration

GATE 2024 Application Form Correction

GATE 2024 form correction has been delayed. IISc Banglore will open GATE 2024 application form correction window from November 18 to 24, 2023. Candidates will be able to make corrections to their name, date of birth, choice of city, paper, choice of the second paper, gender, category and address. However, candidates are required to pay an additional fee along with these corrections. GATE 2024 form correction fee has been mentioned in the section below. 

GATE 2024 Form Correction Fee

GATE 2024 Form Correction Fee

People Also Ask

Ques. How to edit GATE application form 2024 after submission?

Ans. Candidates can edit GATE 2024 application form through the GOAPS portal i.e.  

Ques. Can I edit my signature in GATE application form?

Ans. Yes, you can edit your signature, photograph, photo ID, or any other uploaded certificates in GATE 2024 application form. 

Ques. What is the fee for GATE correction window 2024?

Ans. Candidates have to pay Rs. 500 for making changes in their name, date of birth, papers, exam cities, and other such details. However, to change your category from female to any other gender or from SC/ST to another category, candidates have to pay Rs. 1400. 

GATE 2024 Application Form

GATE 2024 Application Form date is August 31 to October 20. To fill GATE 2024 registration form, candidates must the official website and apply for the exam through GOAPS 2024. Candidates require their personal details like mobile number, address, eligibility degree details, three choice of GATE exam centers, fee payment options (credit/debit card/ net banking details).

Candidates who registered for the exam can change or add a new second paper combination till November 17, 2023. The option to change or add a second paper can be exercised only once. 

GATE 2024 Application Fees

  • GATE 2024 application fee has been revised for all categories. 
  • Candidates must pay GATE application fees online (using net banking, a debit card, a credit card, a wallet, or another payment method, for example).
  • Additional bank fees or online transaction fees may be necessary in accordance with the banking norms.
  • Candidates applying for two papers must pay double the fee specified in GATE 2024 Brochure.
Category Normal Application Fee Late Application Fee
Women INR 900 INR 1400
SC/ ST/ PwD INR 900 INR 1400
All Other Candidates (including International applicants) INR 1800 INR 2300

Note: Candidates who wish to add new second paper have to pay the regular application fees, while no fee is charged to candidates who apply to change the second paper. 

GATE 2024 Documents Required & Photo-size Guidelines

GATE exam aspirants are required to upload scanned documents while registering for the exam. These documents must be uploaded as per the guidelines shared by GATE Organising Institute. Candidates can check the list of documents required while filling GATE 2024 Application Form along with the documentation guidelines. Check GATE Photo-size and Signature Guidelines

Particulars Dimensions Size and Other Specifications Uploading Format of Documents
Passport size photograph in the white background 5 kb -200 kb 3.5 cm Width × 4.5 cm Height with 60% - 70% of Face Coverage Pixels Range from 240x320 – 480×640 In JPEG / JPG format
Signature in running handwriting 5 kb-200 kb Area of signature must cover 70-80% of the image. Pixels Range from 80×280 – 160×560 Sign with black or dark blue color ink only.
Photo ID Proof NA NA PDF Format
Category Certificate wherever applicable NA NA
PwD Certificate wherever applicable NA NA
Certificate of Dyslexia NA NA

How to Fill GATE Application Form?

The following procedures are necessary for completing GATE exam application:

  • Register for GATE 2024 – Candidates must first visit the official website for GATE 2024 and register as a “New User”. After successful registration, an application number/ enrollment ID will be sent on the registered email.
  • Fill GATE 2024 Application Form – Login using GOAPS Enrollment ID and Password sent to the registered ID. Fill in the details such as educational qualification, personal details, etc. asked in the application form.
  • Upload Required Documents – Upload scanned documents including Passport-size Photograph, Signature, Eligibility Certificate, SC/ST Certificate and PwD Certificate as per the given guidelines above.
  • Pay GATE Application Fees – Based on the category, candidates must pay the application fee through credit card, debit card, or net banking.
  • Complete Declaration – Before submitting the application form, a candidate must read and accept the declaration statement. Once the declaration has been accepted, candidates can submit the application form.

GATE Eligibility

GATE 2024 Eligibility Criteria

  • There are no minimum pass percentage requirements to take the exam.
  • Age Requirements: The GATE test does not have a specific age requirement.
  • Nationality: Candidates must be of Indian descent to apply for GATE 2024. It is also possible to apply for the exam if you are a resident of Nepal, Bangladesh, Singapore, Sri Lanka, Ethiopia, or the United Arab Emirates. Candidates from these nations are required to have finished their undergraduate studies.

GATE Eligibility Criteria: Academic Qualification

Qualifying Degree Qualifying Degree/Examination Description of eligible candidates Expected Year of Completion
B.E./B.Tech/B.Pharm. Students Bachelor’s degree in Engineering / Technology (4 years after 10+2 or 3 years after B.Sc. / Diploma in Engineering / Technology) Currently in the 3rd year or higher grade or already completed. 2025
B.Arch Students Bachelor’s degree of Architecture (5-year course) / Naval Architecture (4-year course) / Planning (4- year course) Currently in the 3rd year or higher grade or already completed. 2026 (for the 5-year program) 2025 (for the 4-year program)
B.Sc. (Research) Students Bachelor’s degree in Science (Post-Diploma/4 years after 10+2) Currently in the 3rd year or higher grade or already completed. 2025
Pharm. D. (after 10+2) 6 years degree program, consisting of internship or residency training, during third year onwards Currently in the 3rd /4th / 5th / 6th year or already completed 2027
M.B.B.S. Degree holders of M.B.B.S. and those who are in the 5th / 6th / 7th semester or higher semester of such program 5th, 6th, 7th, or higher semester or already completed. 2025
M.Sc., MA, MCA or Equivalent Master’s degree in any branch of Arts/Science/Mathematics/Statistics/ Computer Applications or equivalent Currently in the first year or higher or already Completed 2025
Integrated M.E./M.Tech (Post B.Sc.) Post-B.Sc Integrated Master’s degree programs in Engineering/ Technology (4-year program) Currently in the 1st / 2nd /3rd /4th year or already completed 2027
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-year program) Currently in the 3rd /4th / 5th year or already completed 2026
B.Sc. / B.A. / B.Com. Bachelor degree in any branch of Science / Arts / Commerce (3 years program) Currently in the 3rd year or higher or already completed 2023
Integrated M.Sc, Integrated B.S./M.S. Integrated M.Sc. or 5-year integrated B.S.-M.S. program Currently in the 3rd year or higher or already completed 2026
Degree from Professional Society Examination (equivalent to B.E/B.Tech/B.Arch) B.E./B.Tech./B.Arch. equivalent examinations of Professional Societies, recognized by MoE/UPSC/AICTE Completed Section A or equivalent of such professional courses NA

GATE Eligibility Criteria for International Students

  • International students living in countries like Nepal, Bangladesh, Shri Lanka, Singapore, Ethiopia and United Arab Emirates (UAE) can also appear for GATE 2024.
  • Such students must have completed or pursuing final year studies or in the pre-final year of their bachelor’s degree in engineering and technology or equivalent.
  • However, all international students must note that GATE international exam cities have been withdrawn. Candidates must select exam city in India to appear for GATE 2024.

People Also Ask

Ques. Can BCA student give GATE Exam?

Ans. According to the latest GATE eligibility criteria 2024, candidates with B.Tech or a three year bachelor degree in Science/ Arts/ Commerce is eligible to apply. However, BCA students cannot give GATE exam. Candidates need atleast MCA degree to apply for GATE exam. 

Ques. What is GATE age limit?

Ans. There is no age limit for GATE exam. Candidates who are studying in the third or higher year of undergraduate degree program or have completed a degree program are eligible to give GATE exam 2024.

Ques. How to resize GATE signature 2024?

Ans. IISc Banglore requires a JPG/JPEG ofapplicant’s signature with size between 5 kb-200 kb during GATE registration.  Candidates can use the Photo compressor for GATE signature resize. There are a number of free GATE signature resize websites online such as Compress JPEG, ILoveIMG, Compress Now, Compress2 go, etc.

Ques. What is the meaning of GATE application under scrutiny?

Ans. GATE application under scrutiny refers to the process where authorities examine GATE application form carefully for any issues/ defects in candidate’s photograph, signature, Photo ID, category certificates, etc. Such applications are marked ‘defective’ and candidates receive a mail with the required changes in their GATE application form. Candidates are required to make these corrections through GATE form correction window with payment of certain fee. GATE 2024 correction date is November 7 to 11. 

GATE Paper Combination

GATE 2024 Two-Paper Combination (Revised)

  • Candidates aspiring to appear in GATE 2024 can appear in a maximum of two papers out of the total 30 papers in GATE. The table below shows the previous year paper combination for GATE exam.
Code of the First Paper Codes of the Second Paper
DA (New Paper) CS, EC, EE, MA, ME, ST, XE

People Also Ask

Ques. What are the new subjects for GATE 2024?

Ans. Data Science and Artificial Intelligence is added as a new subject in GATE 2024.

Ques. Should I write 2 papers for GATE?

Ans. Candidates can choose to write one or two papers for GATE 2024. However, they can choose the second paper only from the list of available options for the second paper combination. 

GATE Exam Pattern

GATE 2024 Exam Pattern

GATE 2024 Exam Pattern outlines the fundamental format of the question bank. It clarifies information on the number of questions, the marks, the time limit, etc. GATE 2024 question paper is based on Multiple-choice (MCQ), multiple-selection (MSQ), and numerical answer type (NAT) questions. For multiple-choice questions, there is a negative marking; however, there is no negative marking for questions with numerical answers. Here are some important GATE 2024 Exam Pattern details to review:

Feature Description
GATE Examination Mode Computer-Based Test (CBT)
GATE Exam Language English
GATE Duration 3 Hours (180 Minutes)
GATE Sectional Time Limit None
GATE Total Marks 100
GATE Total Number of questions 65
GATE Type of Questions Multiple Choice Questions (MCQ); Multiple Select Questions (MSQ); Numerical Answer Type (NAT) Questions
GATE Number of Sections Two/ Three (depending on the paper)
GATE Section-wise Number of Questions General Aptitude (GA)- 10 questions, Core Discipline- 55 questions
GATE Section-wise Weightage General Aptitude (GA)- 15 marks, Core Discipline- 85 marks
GATE Marking Scheme 1 or 2 marks for each correct answer
GATE Negative Marking For 1 mark MCQ, 1/3 mark will be deducted for a wrong answer; For 2-mark MCQ, 2/3 mark will be deducted for a wrong answer; No negative marking for MSQs and NATs
GATE 2024 Exam Pattern

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GATE 2024 Marking Scheme

As per GATE 2024 Marking Scheme, each correct answer in the exam is awarded 1 mark or 2 marks depending on the question. The table below shows the marking scheme for GATE exam based on the papers and type of questions asked.

Sections Total Questions Total Marks
1 mark Questions 2 marks Questions
General Aptitude 5 5 (5 x 1) + (5 x 2) = 15
Core Discipline 25 30 (25 x 1) + (30 x 2) = 85
Total 30 35 100

GATE 2024 Negative Marking

The negative marking in GATE 2024 is applicable only for MCQs. No marks are deducted in case of incorrect MSQs or NATs in GATE Question Paper. The details about GATE negative marking have been mentioned in the table below-

Type of Question GATE 2024 Negative Marking
1 Mark Questions 2 Marks Questions
Multiple Choice Questions (MCQs) 1/3 mark 2/3 mark
Multiple Select Questions (MSQs) No negative marking No negative marking
Numerical Answer Type (NATs) No negative marking No negative marking

People Also Ask

Ques. Is GATE 2024 MCQ or written?

Ans. GATE 2024 will include Multiple Choice Questions (MCQ), Multiple Select Questions (MSQ), and Numerical Answer Type (NAT) Questions. 

Ques. Who will prepare GATE 2024?

Ans. IISc Bangalore is going to set GATE 2024 paper.

Ques. Which GATE paper is easiest?

Ans. The papers Electrical Engineering, Computer Science Engineering, Biotechnology are considered to be easy among other papers. 

Ques. Does questions in GATE repeat?

Ans. No, questions in GATE exam are not repeated. However, candidates can get an idea of the pattern and difficulty level of the questions by solving previous years’ papers. 

GATE Syllabus

GATE 2024 Syllabus

GATE 2024 Syllabus is based on topics from General Aptitude and Core Discipline carrying a weightage of 15% and 85% respectively. General Aptitude is a mandatory section in all the branches. GATE 2024 Syllabus branch-wise is available for download using the links mentioned in the section below. 

GATE 2024 Syllabus for General Aptitude

The General Aptitude section is common for all 29 papers in GATE exam. The syllabus includes four major topics- Verbal Ability, Quantitative Aptitude, Analytical Aptitude and Spatial Aptitude. The image below shows the topic-wise GATE General Aptitude Syllabus-

Sections Sub-Topics
Verbal Aptitude Basic English grammar: tenses, articles, adjectives, prepositions, conjunctions, verb-noun agreement, and other parts of speech Basic vocabulary: words, idioms, and phrases in context Reading and comprehension Narrative sequencing
Quantitative Aptitude Data interpretation: data graphs (bar graphs, pie charts, and other graphs representing the data), 2- and 3-dimensional plots, maps, and tables Numerical computation and estimation: ratios, percentages, powers, exponents and logarithms, permutations and combinations, and series Mensuration and geometry Elementary statistics and probability
Analytical Aptitude Logic: deduction and induction, Analogy, Numerical relations and reasoning
Spatial Aptitude Transformation of shapes: translation, rotation, scaling, mirroring, assembling, and grouping Paper folding, cutting, and patterns in 2 and 3 dimensions

GATE 2024 Syllabus PDF Branch-wise

GATE Syllabus PDF Download Sectional-weightage
General Aptitude Engineering Mathematics Core Discipline
GATE 2024 CSE Syllabus PDF 15 marks 13 marks 72 marks
GATE 2024 Mechanical Syllabus PDF 15 marks 13 marks 72 marks
GATE 2024 Civil Syllabus PDF 15 marks 13 marks 72 marks
GATE 2024 EE Syllabus PDF 15 marks 13 marks 72 marks
GATE 2024 EC Syllabus PDF 15 marks 13 marks 72 marks
GATE 2024 IN Syllabus PDF 15 marks 13 marks 72 marks
GATE 2024 AE Syllabus PDF 15 marks 13 marks 72 marks
GATE 2024 AG Syllabus PDF 15 marks 13 marks 72 marks
GATE 2024 AR Syllabus PDF 15 marks -- Part A: 60 marks
Part B (B1 or B2): 25 marks
GATE 2024 BM Syllabus PDF 15 marks 13 marks 72 marks
GATE 2024 BT Syllabus PDF 15 marks 13 marks 72 marks
GATE 2024 CH Syllabus PDF 15 marks 13 marks 72 marks
GATE 2024 Chemistry Syllabus PDF 15 marks -- 85 marks
GATE 2024 Environmental Science Syllabus PDF 15 marks 13 marks 72 marks
GATE 2024 EY Syllabus PDF 15 marks -- 85 marks
GATE 2024 GE Syllabus PDF 15 marks -- Part A: 55 marks
Part B (Section I or Section II): 30 marks
GATE 2024 GG Syllabus PDF 15 marks -- Part A: 25 marks
Part B (Geology or Geophysics): 60 marks
GATE 2024 Mathematics Syllabus PDF 15 marks -- 85 marks
GATE 2024 Mining Syllabus PDF 15 marks 13 marks 72 marks
GATE 2024 MT Syllabus PDF 15 marks 13 marks 72 marks
GATE 2024 NM Syllabus PDF 15 marks 13 marks 72 marks
GATE 2024 PE Syllabus PDF 15 marks 13 marks 72 marks
GATE 2024 Physics Syllabus PDF 15 marks -- 85 marks
GATE 2024 PI Syllabus PDF 15 marks 13 marks 72 marks
GATE 2024 Statistics Syllabus PDF 15 marks -- 85 marks
GATE 2024 TF Syllabus PDF 15 marks 13 marks 72 marks
GATE 2024 Engineering Sciences (XE) Syllabus PDF 15 marks 15 marks 70 marks
GATE 2024 Humanities (XH) Syllabus PDF 15 marks -- Reasoning & Comprehension: 25 marks
Core Discipline: 60 marks
GATE 2024 Life Sciences (XL) Syllabus PDF 15 marks -- Chemistry: 25 marks
Core Discipline: 60 marks

GATE 2024 Data Science and AI Syllabus (Out)

GATE 2024 Data Science and AI is a new paper added to the list this year. IISc Banglore has released GATE 2024 DA Syllabus PDF. Candidates can use the link below to check GATE 2024 Data Science and AI Syllabus PDF. 

To help candidates understand the paper pattern better, IISc Banglore has released GATE 2024 Data Science and AI Sample Paper on the official website. Candidates can download and practice GATE 2024 Data Science and AI Sample Paper here.

GATE Preparation

GATE 2024 Preparation

With only 6 months left for GATE 2024 exam, the most common question among the aspirants is ‘How to Prepare for GATE 2024 in 6 months?’. To help with the same query, we are here with the best strategy to prepare for GATE exam. 

Month 1: August

  • Understand the syllabus and exam pattern
  • Find the right study materials. Although try to stick to one book for each subject instead of going for multiple references.
  • Start studying the core subjects. These are the subjects that are most important for the GATE exam.
  • Begin practicing with previous year question papers. After completing each subject, you can practice the previous year GATE questions on the topic to check your understanding of the concept. 

Month 2: September

  • Continue studying the core subjects. Make sure that you have a solid understanding of the concepts in these subjects.
  • Start studying the optional subjects. These are the subjects that you can choose to study in addition to the core subjects.
  • Increase your practice with previous year question papers. This will help you to improve your speed and accuracy.

Month 3: October

  • Continue studying the core and optional subjects. Make sure that you are comfortable with all of the concepts in these subjects.
  • Start taking mock tests. This is a great way to assess your progress and identify your weak areas.
  • Create a study schedule for the last 3 months. This will help you to stay on track and make sure that you are covering all of the material.

Month 4: November

  • Continue taking mock tests. This is the most important time to be taking mock tests, as you will need to be familiar with the format of the exam.
  • Focus on your weak areas. Identify the subjects or concepts that you are struggling with and make a plan to improve your understanding of them.
  • Start preparing for the GATE exam day. This includes getting enough sleep, eating healthy foods, and arriving at the exam early.

Month 5: December

  • Continue taking mock tests. This is the last chance you will have to practice before the exam.
  • Review all of the material that you have studied. Make sure that you are familiar with all of the concepts and that you can answer questions about them.
  • Stay positive and confident. You have put in the hard work, so believe in yourself and your ability to succeed.

Month 6: January

  • Take the GATE exam! You have prepared for this day, so go out there and do your best.
  • Review your performance after the exam. This will help you to learn from your mistakes and improve your preparation for future exams.

This is just a general study plan, so you may need to adjust it to fit your own needs and schedule. Your main focus should be to complete the entire syllabus by September, start with the revision and practice GATE PYPs from October to December and spend the entire January on solving as many mocks and test series as possible.

GATE 2024 Preparation Timetable

You can find here a carefully designed monthly and daily GATE 2024 preparation timetable to help you manage your time effectively.

GATE 2024 Preparation Monthly Timetable

Activity Number of Days
Chapters 1, 2, and 3 of the Core Subject 4-5 days
Take Chapter-wise Mock Tests 1 day
Chapters 4, 5, and 6 of the Core Subject 5-6 days
Take Chapter-wise Mock Tests 2 days
General Aptitude 1 day
Solve Questions of General Aptitude from Previous Year Papers 1 day
Engineering Mathematics Concepts 2 days
Practice Engineering Mathematics Questions 2 days
Remaining Chapters of Core Discipline + Revision of Important Topics 7-8 days
Take Full Length Mock Tests and Solve Previous Year Question Papers 2-3 days

GATE 2024 Preparation Daily Timetable

You can refer to the daily timetable for GATE exam preparation provided here or use it as a reference to create your own timetable as per your needs and efficiency.

Activity Time
Concept I 1 hour
Practice Questions based on Concepts 45 minutes
Concept II 1 hour
Practice Questions based on Concepts 45 minutes
Break 30 minutes
Revision of Concepts I and II 20 minutes
Concept III 1 hour
Remaining Concepts 1 hour 40 minutes
Break 30 minutes
Practice Conceptual and Application Based Questions 1 hour

GATE Preparation Tips from Toppers

Toppers Tips
Rohit Sachdeva AIR 93 (Civil Engineering) Making a schedule and breaking the syllabus into sections will assist you in planning your studies. Divide your time between the chapters and topics you want to spend more time on and which take less time, according to your schedule. To keep the studies from becoming repetitive, change the topics after every few hours of study. To allow time for review, try to finish the syllabus well before the exam date. Take a short rest in between.
Abhash Roy AIR 1 (Electrical Engineering) To complete the entire syllabus and avoid becoming over-hooked before the exam, one should begin studying for the exam as early as their graduation. Make a preparation schedule based on your free time outside of college. Regularly study and update what you've learned so you don't forget anything.
Ashutosh Rai AIR 3 (Mechanical Engineering) In any exam, including the GATE, mock examinations and sample papers are essential. It aids in assessing our level of preparation, our blunders, and the amount of time we spend answering questions.
Divyanshu Jha AIR 8 (Mechanical Engineering) A test series, which is widely available from many coaching professionals, is also essential because it aids students in analysing their exam temperament and teaches time management.
Nihar Sahoo AIR 9 (Computer Science) If you're studying a specific topic, don't forget to go over the things you've already covered. This review will assist you in recalling the ideas.
  • Begin Early- This will assist you in planning your studies and obtaining the necessary materials for the GATE Exam.
  • Understand the Syllabus and Exam Pattern- Because your preparation strategy will be dependent highly on the exam syllabus and the number of topics, it's critical to understand GATE exam Syllabus and Exam Pattern.
  • Know the previous years’ trends on the weightage of topics- Understanding the topic distribution in GATE question paper is a crucial step because it will enable you to determine the weightage of your strong and weak regions, allowing you to prepare appropriately. You can look at Previous Year GATE Question Papers to determine how subjects are weighted, and then focus on those topics that appear to have more questions and weightage in the question paper.
  • Create a Study Strategy- Once you've familiarized yourself with the exam pattern and weightage of topics, it's time to create a comprehensive study plan. While preparing the study plan, keep the following points in mind:
    • Set goals for yourself on a daily, weekly, and monthly basis.
    • Remember to separate issues into sections that are challenging, moderate, and easy.
    • Organize your themes in such a way that they don't appear to be overly repetitious.
    • Give more weight to the topics with the most weight and the most chances of being asked in the exam.
    • Make sure you complete a sufficient number of mock tests and sample papers, as well as keeping track of your scores using your graph.
    • Break times and durations should be scheduled so that you stay energized even during long study hours.
  • Practice General Aptitude well- Because the General Aptitude section holds a weightage of 15 marks, you must prepare well to improve your score. Newspapers and past papers from other competitive tests can be used to prepare for the general aptitude component.
  • Revise and Practice through Mock Tests- The most significant aspect of GATE exam preparation is to revise on a regular basis. The revision will help you comprehend the topics or concepts better and increase your knowledge. It is also a good idea to take notes during revision so that you may refer to them later during the exam. Also, solve the previous 10 years papers, which would make a significant contribution to your preparation. Check GATE Mock Tests

GATE 2024 Preparation Books

  • Candidates must have proper books which would help in covering up topics for their paper and guide them through. Below are some recommended books for GATE exam preparation-
GATE Paper Book Name & Author
Mechanical Engineering
  • Strength of Materials by SS Rattan
  • Theory of Machines by RS Khurmi
  • Mechanical Vibration by GK Grover
  • Design of Machine Elements by VB Bhandari
  • Fluid Mechanics by RK Bansal
Computer Science Engineering
  • Algorithms by Cormen
  • Operating System by Galvin
  • Theory of Computation by Ullman
  • Database system Korth
  • Software Engineering by Pressman
Electrical Engineering
  • Network Analysis by Val Valken Burg
  • Circuit Theory by Chakravarthy
  • Control Systems by Nagrath Gopal
  • Power Electronics by UA Bakshi
Electronics & Communications
  • Electronic Devices Circuit by Millman and Halkias (Black Pad)
  • Microelectronics by Millman and Grabel
  • Integrated Electronics by Millman and Halkias
  • Electronic Circuits by Schilling and Belove
Chemical Engineering
  • Introduction To Fluid Mechanics (English) 7th Edition – By Yunus A. Cengel, John M. Cimbala
  • Heat Transfer – By Binay.K.Dutta
  • Mass Transport Phenomena – By Christie J. Geankoplis
  • Process Systems Analysis and Control – By Donald R. Coughanowr & Steven E. LeBlanc
Biotechnology Engineering
  • GATE Guide Biotechnology – By G.K.P; Publisher-
  • Biotechnology GATE – By B.M. Agarwal, Akanksha Singhal, Vidhika Goel; Publisher-Arihant Publications
  • Biotechnology for CSIR- NET, SET, GATE, JNU, AIIMS, JAM – By Vinita Thakur; Publisher- Himalaya Publication House
Other GATE Papers GATE Books

GATE 2024 Preparation- Online Coaching

  • There are various online coaching platforms for GATE exam preparation from which candidates can take help and ace their exam.
  • Online coaching can be availed from anywhere and at any time. It is cheaper and more convenient as well.
  • Some platforms provide recorded classes, notes and study materials to be accessed anytime.
  • Some of the renowned online platforms for GATE Online Coaching are-
GATE Online Coaching- Paid GATE Online Coaching- Free
Gradeup NPTEL
Unacademy MIT OpenCourseWare
Made Easy
IES Master
Ace Engineering Academy -

GATE 2024 Preparation- Mobile Apps

  • GATE EduRev-
    • This app will include online mock tests, solved GATE question papers, and topic-wise mock tests.
    • Question bank and revision notes are available for the majority of engineering programmes, such as Mechanical Engineering (ME), Computer Science Engineering (CSE), Electrical Engineering (EE), Civil Engineering (CE), and Electrical & Electronics Engineering (ECE).
    • For a better experience, all of the tests in this app have been produced according to the genuine examination pattern.
  • Made Easy-
    • The GATE Made Easy app contains study materials for a variety of postgraduate and undergraduate courses.
    • This app will present you with subject-by-subject assessments to ensure full coverage of the entire syllabus in an easy-to-understand manner.
    • It contains material for students studying Computer Science Engineering (CSE), Electrical Engineering (EE), Mechanical Engineering (ME), and Electrical (EE) and Electronics Engineering (EE).
    • Free mock tests, practice tests, sample study content, previous years' papers with solutions, sample study material, video lectures, doubt clearing sessions, and regular GATE updates are among the highlights of this app.
    • They provide material that is very useful for cracking PSU Recruitment through GATE.
  • Kreatryx-
    • The app will have regular online open examinations for GATE and SSC students, allowing you to practice like you're taking a genuine competitive exam.
    • The Kreatryx app offers the best study materials, including videos, tests, and books, for a variety of competitive exams, such as GATE, ESE, PSU, and SSC.
    • It contains a number of complex features, including the ability to take notes while watching video lectures and saving crucial questions, as well as a full analysis of your performance.

GATE 2024 Preparation- Online Study Material For Free

Candidates can look for self-study materials for their GATE 2024 preparation. There are free apps that they can use and free study materials are also available online. Below are a few apps or websites where the candidates can find study materials for free.

  • Ravindrababu Ravula Class notes
  • BYJUs Free Study material
  • K. Manikantha Reddy notes for GATE Mathematics
  • Made Easy Class notes
  • SK Mondal Free Notes for ME GATE
  • GATExplore
  • QualifyGate

People Also Ask

Ques. How many hours to study for GATE 2024?

Ans. Candidates should study for 6-8 hours daily to crack GATE 2024. They must try to complete the syllabus at least some days before the final exam to get enough time for revision. 

Ques. How to crack GATE 2024 in first attempt?

Ans. To crack GATE 2024 in first attempt, candidates must first properly understand the exam pattern and syllabus and start their preparation with the best resources. They can opt for online/offline coaching or self preparation as per their choice. There are numerous books available for GATE preparation. Some of the books can be downloaded in PDF also. 

Ques. Can I prepare for GATE in 30 days?

Ans. Yes, you can prepare for GATE in 30 days only if your basics are strong and clear. If you are already familiar with the concepts, you will have to devote your time only to practice questions and solving previous years’ papers. 

Ques. Can I crack GATE without coaching?

Ans. Yes, you can crack GATE only with self-study provided that you follow the right approach, start early, and use the best books for your preparation. There is enough material available online for GATE 2024 preparation including practice questions, test series, and previous years’ papers. Candidates can also refer to some GATE preparation apps where they can find all the resources at one place. 

GATE Question Papers

GATE Previous Year Question Papers

GATE previous year question papers are free resources that are available online on the official website. You can also use the links provided by Collegedunia below to practice for the exam.

Also Check:

Year Question Paper PDF
GATE 2023 Question Paper Check Here
GATE 2022 Question Paper Check Here
GATE 2021 Question Paper Check Here
GATE 2020 Question Paper Check Here
GATE 2019 Question Paper Check Here
GATE 2018 Question Paper Check Here
GATE 2017 Question Paper Check Here

GATE 2024 Admit Card

The link to GATE admit card download will be made available on the official website after release. Candidates are required to check the details on their admit card, and in the event of any discrepancies, they are required to contact the helpline services right away. Candidates must first input their GOAPS Enrollment ID and password in order to download their GATE admission card. You must have your admit card with you to enter the exam room.

Steps to download GATE Exam Admit Card: Process to download Admit is mentioned below.

  1. Visit the official GATE 2024 website.
  2. Select the link for GATE login.
  3. Enter your password and registration number.
  4. To download the admission card, click the link.
  5. You can download the admit cards in pdf format.

Documents to be Carried with GATE 2024 Admit Card

A valid photo ID proof must be carried with GATE 2024 Admit Card to the respective exam centers on the day of exam. Here is the list of acceptable photo IDs for GATE exam:

List of Photo IDs for Indian Students

  • Voter ID
  • Passport
  • Aadhaar Card
  • PAN Card
  • Valid College ID
  • Employee Identification Card
  • Driving License

List of Photo IDs for International Students

  • Passport
  • Government Issued ID
  • Employee ID

People Also Ask

Ques. Is GATE 2024 admit card available for download?

Ans. GATE 2024 admit card is not yet released. The admit card will be available for download from January 3, 2024.

Ques. How can I print my GATE 2024 admit card?

Ans. Candidates can print their GATE 2024 admit card from the official website They need to enter their enrollment ID and password to download the admit card. 

Ques. What is GATE 2024 admit card release date?

Ans. GATE 2024 admit card release date is January 3, 2024. 

GATE 2024 Exam Day Guidelines

Candidates preparing for GATE exam are required to adhere to the following exam day guidelines, ensuring a smooth and successful examination experience. These guidelines will be outlined in detail on the GATE 2024 admit card.

Here are a few important exam day instructions for GATE 2024 exam:

  • Arrive at the exam center at least one hour prior to the scheduled start of the examination.
  • Carry both the GATE admit card and a valid photo ID proof to the exam center for verification purposes.
  • Refrain from bringing any prohibited items to the exam venue. This includes electronic devices like mobile phones, smartwatches, and other restricted items.
  • Candidates are not permitted to exit the exam hall until the entire examination duration is completed.
  • A scribble pad will be provided to candidates for rough work. It is essential to return the scribble pad before leaving the exam hall.

By adhering to these guidelines, candidates can ensure a seamless and focused experience while taking the GATE examination.

GATE 2024 Answer Key

Authorities will provide the answer key a short time after GATE exam. Prior to the publication of the answer key, the candidates' response sheets will be made available. Prior to the exam, students can estimate their exam score using the response sheet and GATE 2024 answer key.

How to Download GATE 2024 Answer Key?

To download GATE 2024 Answer Key, the following steps must be followed:

  • Visit the official website of GATE 2024
  • Locate and click on the link for GOAPS 2024
  • GATE Question Paper and Answer Key will be available for your paper.
  • Download GATE 2024 answer key and question paper in PDF format.

Candidates can use the answer key for GATE 2024 to calculate their scores as per the marking scheme for GATE 2024.

How to Challenge GATE 2024 Answer Key?

GATE 2024 answer key challenge window is going to remain open for 1-2 days. To raise objections/ challenge the provisional GATE 2024 Answer Key, candidates need to pay INR 500 for each challenge.

GATE 2024 answer key challenge window will be available at, 2024 through GOAPS. If the challenge raised is found to be valid, the candidate is eligible for a refund of the processing fee paid during the challenge. If the objection raised is invalid, the processing fee of INR 500 paid is non-refundable.

GATE 2024 Response Sheet

GATE 2024 Response Sheet will be released along with the provisional answer key. GATE 2024 responses can be accessed through the official website, Candidates can use GATE response sheet along with the answer key to predict their expected scores.

How to Download GATE 2024 Response Sheet?

To download GATE 2023 response sheet, candidates need their GATE login ID and password.

  • Visit the official website- 2024.
  • Click on the link for GATE Login, GOAPS.
  • Enter the required credentials, such as your enrollment number and DOB/password.
  • Once you have successfully logged in, click on ‘View Response Sheet’ link.
  • GATE Response Sheet PDF will be displayed on the screen.

GATE 2024 Result

Following the publication of the final answer keys, the GATE 2024 results will be made public in March 2024. Candidates can retrieve their GATE scorecard from the GATE official website if they receive a valid score. Keeping in mind that GATE exam scorecard is only good for three years following the announcement of the results.

GATE 2024 Result- How to Check?

  • Visit the official website.
  • Go to the results page and click on GATE Result.
  • GOAPS portal for GATE would appear.
  • Fill in the login details on the portal.
  • Click on the submit tab.
  • GOAPS candidate dashboard for GATE would open.
  • Click on the results section.
  • Your GATE Result will be displayed on the screen.

What is GATE Score Validity?

GATE 2024 score validity is three years for M.Tech admission. However, GATE score validity for PSU is only one year from the day of issuance. Therefore, GATE 2024 Scorecard are valid till 2026 for M.Tech admissions while for PSU recruitment, the scorecard is valid only for 2024 recruitment process. 

What is a Good Score in GATE 2024?

Candidates preparing for GATE 2024 should know how much they need to score to get admission to top IITs offering popular courses like CSE, EE and ECE. Typically, scoring above 90 marks, out of 100, is considered a very good score in the GATE exam. It is important to note that students are given rank based on percentile score which is calculated out of 1000. Check GATE Score Calculation

Category Score Out of 100
Very Good Score 85+
Good Score 75+
Average Score 65+
Low Score Below 40

GATE Score vs Rank

Candidates interested in courses like CSE, CE, ME and EE and wish to be in the top 50s should strive to score above 80 in their upcoming GATE exam. As per the previous years' analysis of GATE score vs Rank, the following table has been prepared for students to know what rank they would get with the given marks range. Students can consider the following data for reference purposes and prepare accordingly.

Rank Marks
Mechanical CSE Civil Electrical
1-10 92 80 90 91
10-50 87-92 75-80 85-90 87-91
50-100 85-87 72-75 78-85 84-87
100-200 82-85 68-72 74-78 81-84
200-500 79-82 62-68 70-74 77-81
500-1000 75-79 56-62 64-70 72-77
1000-2000 71-75 50-56 57-64 66-72
2000-5000 63-71 40-50 50-57 57-66
5000-10000 51-63 32-40 40-50 46-57

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Good Score in GATE CSE

CSE or Computer Science Engineering is one of the popular courses opted by students through GATE exam. The following marks are the highest scores of students over the past 4 years.

Year Score
2023 93.67
2022 81
2021 87.81
2020 91

Good Score in GATE EE

In 2023, the highest score for EE course was 90; however, 85+ was the usual trend.

Year Score
2023 90
2022 92.67
2021 85.33
2020 87.33

Good Score in GATE CE

The following are the highest marks scored by students for Civil Engineering or CE course. Students willing to get AIR 1 in GATE 2024 are suggested to score 85+ in GATE Mock Test to get decent marks in the actual GATE exam.

Year Score
2023 83.11
2022 97.36
2021 95.56
2020 90.77

Good Score in GATE Mechanical

For GATE Mechanical, a score ranging between 85-95 is a safe score. Students with scores within this range can get into institutes like IIT Bombay, IIT Madras, and IIT Kanpur.

Year Score
2023 90.67
2022 90.05
2021 93.22
2020 86.88

People Also Ask

Ques. What is GATE score?

Ans. GATE score refers to the normalized marks obtained accross the different exam sessions. GATE scores are calculated out of 1000. Authorities use a GATE normalized formula to caluclate or assign ranks. This is done considering the difficulty levels of the different exam sessions. 

Ques. How much GATE score is required for IIT Bombay?

Ans. IIT Bombay uses GATE scores for M.Tech admission. Based on the last year cut off, GATE scores required for IIT Bombay is 325 to 750. IIT Bombay GATE CSE cut off 2023 for General category is 750, electrical engineering cut off is 510, and 600 for mechanical engineering. 

Ques. What is a good GATE score out of 100?

Ans. A good GATE score out of 100 varies for each branch. On average, a score above 80 can get a PSU for the post of Executive Trainee while scores between 75-90 can get M.Tech seat in top IIT or NIT.

GATE 2024 Score Normalization Process

GATE 2024 will be conducted in multiple sessions with different sets of question papers. GATE score normalization process is used to calculate the scores of candidates taking into account the relative difficulty level of different sessions. This helps in standardizing the marks obtained by a candidate in a particular session. 

GATE Normalized Marks Calculator

GATE Normalized Marks Calculator is a formula used by the authorities to calculate the mean and standard deviation of the marks of candidates in their respective sessions. Normalization of marks is done based on the assumption that the distribution of abilities of candidates is the same across all the sessions. Since candidates are allocated sessions randomly, the assumption holds true for marks normalization purpose. 

Suppose you are calculating the normalized marks of the jth candidate in the ith session, the formula used is as follows:

GATE 2024 Score Normalization Formula


  • Mg = average marks of the top 0.1% of the candidates with respect to all the sessions
  • Mgq = sum of mean and standard deviation marks of the candidate with respect to all the sessions
  • Mij - actual marks obtained by the jth candidate in the ith session
  • Mti - average marks of the top 0.1% candidates in the ith session
  • Miq - sum of the mean marks and standard deviation of the ith session

GATE Score Calculator

GATE Scores are different from GATE Marks obtained by a candidate in the exam. The marks represent the actual marks obtained by a candidate out of 100, while the GATE Scores are calculated out of 1000. GATE 2024 Result will contain both marks and scores of the candidate. GATE Scores are used for shortlisting candidates for the further process.

Normalization of marks is not required for papers that are held in a single session only. GATE Scores for these subjects are calculated from their actual marks. The formula for calculating GATE Scores is given below:

GATE Scores = Sq + (St - Sq) [ (M - Mq) / (Mt - Mq) ]


  • Sq = 350, score assigned to Mq
  • St = 900, score assigned to Mt
  • M = actual marks obtained by a candidate in single session papers or normalized marks for multiple session papers
  • Mq = qualifying marks for general category candidate in the paper
  • Mt = mean of the marks of top 0.1% or top 10 of the candidates in the paper or in all sessions for multiple session papers

GATE College Predictor

GATE 2024 College Predictor

  • Collegedunia’s GATE 2024 College Predictor is helpful for candidates to predict the college that might accept their expected scores.
  • GATE College Predictor designed by Collegedunia is very simple to use. Candidates can use the College Predictor for free and predict a list of colleges even after taking any mock test. Check GATE 2024 College Predictor

GATE Rank v/s Institute

The qualifying cutoff for all the colleges could vary every year but it has been observed that the rank required for admissions usually remains the same in the respective colleges. Some of the examples for the ranks which are accepted by institutes are mentioned below in the table: 

Institute GATE Rank (Expected)
IISc Banglore Rank < 100; in some of the courses rank ≤ 600
IIT Bombay Rank < 100; in some of the courses rank ≤ 600
IIT Delhi Rank < 100; in some of the courses rank ≤ 300
IIT Kanpur Rank < 100; in some of the courses rank ≤ 300
IIT Kharagpur Rank ≤ 600
IIT Madras Rank < 100; in some of the courses rank ≤ 300
IIT Hyderabad Rank ≤ 1500
IIT Roorkee Rank ≤ 1000
IIT Guwahati Rank ≤ 1000
IIT BHU Rank ≤ 1000
NITs Rank ≤ 1500
IIT Patna Rank ≤ 1500
GFTIs (National and State-level) Rank ≤ 2500

GATE Cut off

GATE Cut off 2024

GATE Cut off is made public along with the declaration of result. Candidates who qualify GATE Cut off are allowed to appear for the counselling or admission process. Candidates preparing for GATE CS must score 30+ to qualify GATE 2024 exam. Candidates may refer to the cutoff from the prior year, which is shown below:

GATE Cut off 2023: Category-wise Qualifying Marks

Paper Code For General For OBC/ EWS For SC/ ST/ PwD
CS 32.5 29.2 21.6
ME 28.4 25.5 18.9
EC 29.9 26.9 19.9
EE 25 22.5 16.6
CE 26.6 23.9 17.7
Chemical Engineering 32.1 28.8 21.4
Instrumentation Engineering 34.8 31.3 23.2
Mathematics 25 22.5 16.6
Architecture and Planning 33.7 30.3 22.4
Biomedical Engineering 25 22.5 16.6
Aerospace Engineering 25.1 22.5 16.7
Agriculture Engineering 25 22.5 16.6
Biotechnology 31.6 28.4 21
Chemistry 26.5 23.8 17.6
Environmental Science & Engineering 27.7 24.9 18.4
Ecology Evolution 42.6 38.3 28.4
Geomatics Engineering 28.7 25.8 19.1
Geology 36.7 33 24.4
Geophysics 47.7 42.9 31.8
Mining Engineering 25 22.5 16.6
Metallurgical Engineering 47.5 42.7 31.6
Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering 25 22.5 16.6
Petroleum Engineering 34.4 30.9 22.9
Physics 31.1 27.9 20.7
Production & Industrial Engineering 44.2 39.7 29.4
Statistics 25 22.5 16.6
Textile Engineering & Fiber Science 25.4 22.8 16.9
Engineering Sciences 37.9 34.1 25.2
Economics (XH- C1) 47.3 42.5 31.5
English (XH- C2) 52.4 47.1 34.9
Linguistics (XH- C3) 46.4 41.7 30.9
Philosophy (XH- C4) 38 34.2 25.3
Psychology (XH- C5) 54.9 49.4 36.6
Sociology (XH- C6) 50 45 33.3
Life Sciences 32.9 29.6 21.9

GATE Cut off 2023: Category-wise Qualifying Scores (out of 1000)

Paper Code For General For OBC/ EWS For SC/ ST/ PwD
CS 350 313 227
ME 350 317 242
EC 350 313 226
EE 350 307 207
CE 350 318 244
AE 350 315 238
AG 350 278 107
AR 350 293 161
BM 350 290 149
BT 350 300 184
CH 350 311 224
CY 350 313 226
ES 350 304 197
EY 350 280 118
GE 350 295 167
Geology (GG-1) 350 300 184
Geophysics (GG-2) 350 220 -81
IN 350 300 185
MA 350 292 154
MN 350 309 213
MT 350 272 90
NM 350 278 107
PE 350 297 175
PH 350 299 185
PI 350 289 148
ST 350 302 189
TF 350 306 205
Engineering Sciences 350 300 183
Economics (XH- C1) 350 253 27
English (XH- C2) 350 212 -107
Linguistics (XH- C3) 350 265 70
Philosophy (XH- C4) 350 221 -81
Psychology (XH- C5) 350 232 -39
Sociology (XH- C6) 350 224 -68
XL 350 290 150

Branch-wise GATE Cut off for CSE, EE, ECE, ME, CE (Open Category)

Branch-wise GATE Cut off for CSE, EE, ECE, ME, CE (Open Category)

GATE 2022 Cut off Marks

Paper Code For General For OBC- (NCL)/ EWS For SC/ ST/ PwD
CS: Computer Science and Information Technology 25 22.5 16.6
ME: Mechanical Engineering 28.1 25.2 18.7
EC: Electronics and Communications Engineering 25 22.5 16.6
EE: Electrical Engineering 30.7 27.6 20.4
CE: Civil Engineering 30.4 27.3 20.2
CH: Chemical Engineering 25.3 22.7 16.8
IN: Instrumentation Engineering 42.4 38.1 28.2
MA: Mathematics 27.3 24.5 18.2
AR: Architecture and Planning 37.3 33.5 24.8
BM: Biomedical Engineering 25 22.5 16.6
AE: Aerospace Engineering 29.8 26.8 19.8
AG: Agriculture Engineering 26.3 23.6 17.5
BT: Biotechnology 35.5 31.9 23.6
CY: Chemistry 27.5 24.7 18.3
ES: Environmental Science & Engineering 25.9 23.3 17.2
EY: Ecology Evolution 33.4 30 22.2
GE: Geomatics Engineering 40.4 36.3 26.9
GG: Goelogy 48.7 43.8 32.4
GG: Geophysics 54.8 49.3 36.5
MN: Mining Engineering 25.5 22.9 17
MT: Metallurgical Engineering 46.2 41.5 30.8
NM: Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering 27.8 25 18.5
PE: Petroleum Engineering 37.8 34 25.1
PH: Physics 26.5 23.8 17.6
PI: Production & Industrial Engineering 43.7 39.3 29.1
ST: Statistics 25 22.5 16.6
TF: Textile Engineering & Fiber Science 38.8 34.9 25.8
XE: Engineering Sciences 40.3 36.2 26.8
XH: Humanities and Social Sciences (C1- Economics) 55.5 49.9 37
XH: Humanities and Social Sciences (C2- English) 51.9 46.7 34.5
XH: Humanities and Social Sciences (C3- Linguistics) 53.1 47.7 35.4
XH: Humanities and Social Sciences (C4- Philosophy) 50.7 45.6 33.8
XH: Humanities and Social Sciences (C5- Psychology) 62.1 55.8 41.4
XH: Humanities and Social Sciences (C6- Sociology) 59.7 53.7 39.8
XL: Life Sciences 33.9 30.5 22.5

GATE Cut off for IITs

Each of the participating IIT releases its own admission cutoff separately after the conclusion of the counselling process. Candidates can check the previous year GATE Cutoff for Top IITs using the links below:

IIT College GATE Admission Cutoff
IIT Madras Check Here
IIT Delhi Check Here
IIT Bombay Check Here
IIT Kanpur Check Here
IIT Kharagpur Check Here
IIT Roorkee Check Here
IIT Guwahati Check Here
IIT Hyderabad Check Here
IIT (BHU) Varanasi Check Here

GATE 2024 Counselling

IISc Banglore will not organize any counselling process for M.Tech admissions. Candidates seeking admissions in IITs, NITs and other prestigious institutions will have to participate in counselling process conducted by separate bodies.

  • For admissions into NITs candidates need to register for GATE CCMT Counselling. Usually, the counselling process starts in the month of April.
  • For admissions into IITs, candidates need to register for GATE COAP Counselling. Aspirants will need to apply to individual institutes where admission is desired and eventually, register for Common Offer Acceptance Portal.


  • GATE CCMT refers to Centralized Counseling for M.Tech/M.Arch/M.Plan/M.Des.
  • GATE CCMT is a centralized counselling process conducted for admission to participating NITs, IIITs, CFTIs and IIEST Shibpur.
  • Candidates need not apply to desired NIT separately.
  • Candidates with a valid GATE score card (2022/2023/2024) can register for CCMT 2024.
  • GATE CCMT Cutoff for NITs is released by the organizing institute in the form of opening and closing ranks. Check GATE Cutoff for Top NITs

GATE CCMT: List of Participating NITs

A total of 57 NITs participate in GATE CCMT counselling. The number of institutes participating may increase or decrease for each round of CCMT counselling depending on the seats available. Some of the participating colleges in GATE CCMT are:


  • COAP refers to Common Offer Acceptance Portal.
  • GATE COAP 2024 is a window where all Participating Institutes / PSU's upload their admission/ job offers.
  • Under COAP 2024, the seats are offered based on GATE scores, cut off, and the preferences filled by the candidate.
  • Candidates who wish to accept the seats need to complete the process by logging in to the institute portal, submit fees, and the mandatory documents.
  • Unlike GATE CCMT, candidates who register for COAP 2024 also need to individually apply to the desired IIT for M.Tech admission.

GATE COAP: List of Participating IITs

The list below shows some of the participating IITs in GATE COAP: 

To know more about GATE Counselling, Check Here

List of Top M.Tech Colleges in India after GATE

Here is the list of Top 10 IITs and NITs in India based on the NIRF ranking:

IIT College NIRF Ranking NIT College NIRF Ranking
IIT Madras 1 NIT Tiruchirappalli 9
IIT Delhi 2 NIT Karnataka 13
IIT Bombay 3 NIT Rourkela 16
IIT Kanpur 4 NIT Warangal 19
IIT Kharagpur 5 NIT Calicut 23
IIT Roorkee 6 NIT Kurukshetra 40
IIT Guwahati 7 NIT Silchar 46
IIT Hyderabad 8 NIT Durgapur 47
IIT Indore 10 NIT Allahabad 48
IIT (BHU) Varanasi 11 NIT Jalandhar 52

GATE 2023 PSU Recruitment

  • Public Sector Undertaking (PSU) are the companies that are owned by the union government of India or one of the states/territorial governments or both.
  • These companies offer recruitment to candidates every year through GATE exam. 
  • Shortlisted candidates who have a valid GATE score are called for selection rounds like Personal Interview (PI)/ Group Discussion (GD). Read more on PSU Recruitment through GATE

Some of the top PSUs along with the salary offered to GATE qualified engineering has been listed in the table below-

Name of PSUs Sector Status Salary Structure Salary CTC
Power Grid Corporation of India Limited (PGCIL) Power Navratna ₹ 60,000 – 1,80,000 /- ₹ 20,00,000 /-
National Thermal Power Corporation (NTPC) Power Maharatna ₹ 60,000 – 1,80,000 /- ₹ 18,00,000 /-
Oil & Natural Gas Corporation (ONGC) Limited Petroleum & Natural Gas Maharatna ₹ 60,000 – 1,80,000 /- ₹ 16,50,000 /-
Indian Oil Corporation (IOCL) Petroleum & Natural Gas Maharatna ₹ 60,000 – 1,80,000 /- ₹ 16,00,000 /-
Gas Authority of India Ltd. (GAIL) Petroleum & Natural Gas Navratna ₹ 60,000 – 1,80,000 /- ₹ 16,00,000 /-
Bharat Petroleum Corporation Limited (BPCL) Petroleum & Natural Gas Navratna ₹ 60,000 – 1,80,000 /- ₹ 16,00,000 /-
Hindustan Petroleum Corporation Limited (HPCL) Petroleum & Natural Gas Navratna ₹ 60,000 – 1,80,000 /- ₹ 16,00,000 /-
Oil India Limited (OIL) Petroleum & Natural Gas Navratna ₹ 60,000 – 1,80,000 /- ₹ 15,00,000 /-
Bharat Heavy Electricals Limited (BHEL) Defense Navratna ₹ 60,000 – 1,80,000 /- ₹ 13,00,000 /-
Steel Authority of India (SAIL) Steel & Iron Maharatna ₹ 20,600­ - 46500 /- ₹ 10,00,000 /-

Previous Year GATE PSU Cutoff

GATE Cutoff for BHEL Recruitment
Discipline UR OBC SC ST
Mechanical 79.31 75.18 61.33 53.84
Electrical 69.98 66.04 53.99 50.59
Electronics 68.68 65.32 56.46 49.13
Metallurgy 65 57.67 56.67 48.67
GATE Cutoff for NTPC Recruitment
Discipline General OBC SC ST
Electrical 66.69 61.11 50.93 49.28
Mechanical 76.31 68.69 55.83 49.72
Electronics 63.74 55.85 47.47 47.1
Instrumentation 63.33 55 43 46.67
Civil 73.12 70.34 64.84 57.56
IT 65.93 55.76 50.71 37.71
GATE Cutoff for GAIL Recruitment
Discipline UR OBC-NCL SC ST
Chemical 68.4 64 60.75 53
Mechanical 82.58 80.37 - 73.72
Electrical 77.95 74.54 66.24 61.82
Instrumentation 75.37 70.50 - 56.23
Business Information System 70.41 64.29 61.82 -
Telecom/Telemetry 76.22 70.39 66.34 58.73
GATE Cutoff for HPCL Recruitment
Discipline UR OBC SC ST
Mechanical 75.14 70.69 58.34 50.85
Civil 66.97 62.26 54.91 54.26
Electrical 67.35 65.23 53.55 51.61
Instrumentation 61.33 57.33 44.67 35.33
E &TC 63.18 62.88 53.35 47.83
Chemical 54 51.67 44.33 41

GATE 2024 Notification

GATE 2024 Notification has been released. Along with GATE 2024 Notification, IISc Banglore will also release the information brochure, updated exam syllabus and exam pattern, etc. Candidates can check our page for all the latest updates about GATE 2024. Meanwhile, the table below shows the trends in GATE Notification release date over the last few years:

GATE Year GATE Notification Date
GATE 2024 August 5, 2023
GATE 2023 July 27, 2022
GATE 2022 July 31, 2021
GATE 2021 July 26, 2020
GATE 2020 July 9, 2019
GATE 2019 July 15, 2018
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GATE 2024 Conducted By

GATE 2024 will be conducted by IISc Banglore. The institute is responsible for the overall coordination among the eight administering institutes. Previously, IISc Banglore conducted the GATE exam in 1984, 1990, 1996, 2002, 2008, 2016. GATE exam is conducted jointly by IISc Banglore and seven IITs (at Bombay, Delhi, Guwahati, Kanpur, Kharagpur, Madras and Roorkee). One of these administering institutes is designated as GATE Organizing Institute (OI).

GATE Organizing Institute (OI) Year Website
IISc Banglore 1984, 1990, 1996, 2002, 2008, 2016, 2024
IIT Bombay 1987, 1993, 1999, 2005, 2013, 2021
IIT Delhi 1986, 1992, 1998, 2004, 2012, 2020
IIT Guwahati 2010, 2018
IIT Kanpur 1989, 1995, 2001, 2007, 2015, 2023
IIT Kharagpur 1988, 1994, 2000, 2006, 2014, 2022
IIT Madras 1985, 1991, 1997, 2003, 2011, 2019
IIT Roorkee 2009, 2017

What is the use of GATE Exam?

Qualifying GATE Exam not only helps with M.Tech admission in India but also opens doors to job opportunities as engineer executives at several PSUs such as IOCL, GAIL, DRDO, NTPC, BPCL, BARC, BHEL, etc. Some of the major uses of GATE exam include:

  • M.Tech Admission at IITs, NITs, IIITs and GFTIs- GATE exam scores are used for M.Tech admission at top engineering colleges India including 23 IITs, 61 NITs, IIITs and GFTIs and IIEST Shibpur along with several private universities in India. 
  • PhD at IISc Banglore and IITs. GATE scores are also accepted for admission to IISc Banglore and IITs. Candidates with valid scores can earn a Ph.D. degree directly after Bachelor's degree. A full-time residential researcher (RR) program is offered along with a stipend and travel grants. 
  • PSU Recruitment: Over 50+ PSUs accept GATE qualified engineers for executive positions. These Maharatna, Navratna, and Miniratna PSU include IOCL, DRDO, NTPC, BPCL, BARC, BHEL, GAIL, BEL, BSNL, etc.
  • Admission to PG Diploma in Industrial Engineering at NITIE, Mumbai. NITIE offers a PGDIE / PGDMM / PGDPM program based on GATE scores. Candidates are required to clear a round of GD/PI. Candidates are offered Rs. 25,000 during the 1st and 2nd year of the program and Rs. 28,000 during the 3rd, 4th and 5th year of the fellowship program. Read More
  • Admission to PG Courses at International Universities. Valid GATE scores are also used by some international universities such as the National University of Singapore, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore, Technical University of Munich, Germany and RWTH Aachen, Germany.
  • Government Fellowships- GATE scores are also a minimum requirement to apply for various fellowships awarded by Government organizations like DRDO, BARC, ISRO etc. 
  • Fellowship Program in Management at IIMs- A 5 year fellowship Ph.D. program is offered at various IIMs with a stipend of Rs. 22,000 - 30000 per month + HRA. Candidates are also offered free lodging and boarding in IIMs.
  • JRF in CSIR Laboratories and CSIR-sponsored projects- Candidates with valid GATE score and 28 years of age are eligible for a 5 year fellowship program sponsored by the Govt. of India. Candidates are provided a stipend of Rs. 25,000 per month + HRA. Candidates must enroll in a Ph.D. program within 2 years at one of the 37 laboratories and 39 Extension centers all over India.

Admission to Foreign Universities through GATE Scores

Along with Indian universities, some Universities in Germany and Singapore also offer admission in M.S or Ph.D. degrees based on GATE scores. These universities offer MS and Ph.D. in different specializations like Mechanical Engineering, Civil Engineering and Surveying, Electrical Engineering and Information Technology, Applied Geophysics, Automotive Engineering, etc.

Name of the University Country QS World University Ranking 2021
National University of Singapore (NUS) Singapore 11
Nanyang Technological University (NTU) Singapore 13
Technical University of Munich (TUM) Germany 50
RWTH Aachen University Germany 145

Study Abroad through GATE: Eligibility Criteria

Candidates applying to universities in Germany or Singapore are offered admissions mainly in research-based programs. Candidates must fulfill the country-wise and course-wise eligibility criteria for each of the universities. The basic eligibility criteria for Indian candidates applying at these foreign universities accepting GATE scores are as follows:

  • Candidates whose native language is not English also need to appear for English proficiency tests such as TOEFL or IELTS depending on the university/ country/ course requirements.
  • Candidates must also secure at least 90 percentile in GATE exam.
  • Candidates should have scored good GPA/ percentage in Bachelor’s degree (at least second class honors).

The course duration at each of these foreign universities accepting GATE scores is:

Name of the University Course Course Duration Application Details
National University of Singapore (NUS) MS 1 to 3 years Admissions are offered for January and August Sessions. Applications are open in mid- October
Ph.D. 2 to 5 years
Nanyang Technological University (NTU) Singapore MS 1 to 3 years Admissions are offered for two sessions- January and August
Ph.D. 2 to 5 years
Technical University of Munich (TUM) MS 1 to 3 years Admissions are offered for the winter and summer sessions. For the winter session registration begins in the month of January and in September for the summer session
Ph.D. 2 to 5 years
RWTH Aachen University MS 1 to 3 years Admissions are offered for the winter and summer sessions. For the winter session, candidates must submit their application by March 1 and for the summer semester by September 1
Ph.D. 2 to 5 years

GATE 2024 Helpline

Zone E-mail ID Phone Number
Indian Institute of Technology Bombay 022-25767068 022-25767022
Indian Institute of Science Bangalore 080-22932392 080-23601227
Indian Institute of Technology Delhi 011-26591749
Indian Institute of Technology Guwahati 0361-2582751 0361-2582755
Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur 0512-2597412
Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur 03222-282091 03222-282095
Indian Institute of Technology Madras 044-22578200
Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee 01332-284531

Frequently Asked Questions

GATE 2024 FAQs

Ques. When will GATE 2024 be conducted?

Ans. GATE 2024 will be conducted on 3, 4, 10 and 11, 2024. The exam will be held in two sessions- Forenoon and Afternoon Session. Check GATE 2022 Exam Dates

Ques. What is the validity of GATE score?

Ans. The validity of GATE score is three years from the date of announcement of the results

Ques. What is the passing score for GATE exam?

Ans. There is no fixed passing score for GATE. The score is used to compare the performance of candidates, and a scorecard is generated indicating the marks and percentile of the candidate.

Ques. What is the syllabus for GATE exam?

Ans. The syllabus for the GATE exam is available on the official website and varies for each stream. It typically covers core subjects of the bachelor's degree program.

Ques. Can I apply for GATE 2024 now?

Ans: Yes, you can apply for GATE 2024 now. IISc Banglore has released GATE 2024 application form on August 31, 2023.

Ques. Who will conduct GATE 2024?

Ans. GATE 2024 is scheduled to be conducted by IISc Banglore. The exam is conducted each year by one of the organizing institutes which includes IISc Banglore, IIT Bombay, IIT Delhi, IIT Guwahati, IIT Kanpur, IIT Kharagpur, IIT Madras and IIT Roorkee. IISc Banglore last conducted GATE exam in the year 1984, 1990, 1996, 2002, 2008, 2016.

GATE Organizing Body Year 
IISc Banglore 1984, 1990, 1996, 2002, 2008, 2016, 2024
IIT Bombay 1987, 1993, 1999, 2005, 2013, 2021
IIT Delhi 1986, 1992, 1998, 2004, 2012, 2020
IIT Guwahati 2010, 2018
IIT Kanpur 1989, 1995, 2001, 2007, 2015
IIT Kharagpur 1988, 1994, 2000, 2006, 2014, 2022
IIT Madras 1985, 1991, 1997, 2003, 2011, 2019
IIT Roorkee 2009, 2017

Ques. Is GATE 2024 Syllabus released?

Ans. Yes, GATE 2024 Syllabus has been released on the official website, No new changes have been made to GATE 2024 Syllabus PDF. Additionally, IISc Banglore has also released GATE syllabus for data science and AI on the official website. GATE 2024 syllabus PDF Download

Ques. Why should one take GATE exam?

Ans. GATE scores are used for a number of reasons. Some of the important reasons include:

  • Admission to M.Tech/ ME courses at top IITs and NITs in India
  • Recruitment to one of the PSUs such as IOCL, DRDO, NTPC, BPCL, BARC, BHEL, etc.
  • Admission to PG courses at International Universities such as the National University of Singapore, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore, Technical University of Munich, Germany and RWTH Aachen, Germany.
  • Admission to Post Graduate Diploma in Industrial Engineering at NITIE, Mumbai. Check Details 

Ques. Who is eligible to apply for GATE 2024?

Ans. According to GATE eligibility criteria, apart from graduates, candidates currently in their 3rd year of graduation are also eligible to apply. Candidates must have cleared the required degree for a recognized institute to be eligible for the exam. Additionally, candidates with a BDS or M.Pharma degree are also eligible to apply for the exam. Check GATE 2024 Eligibility Criteria

Ques. I am planning to give GATE 2024 exam, for how many papers can I apply for?

Ans. Candidates appearing for GATE 2024 can apply for a maximum of two (2) papers out of the 29 papers. Candidates are supposed to appear in a paper appropriate to the discipline of his/her qualifying degree.

Ques. What is the maximum age limit for applying for GATE 2024?

Ans. There is no age limit for applying for GATE 2024. If you meet all the eligibility criteria(s), you will be permitted to give the exam.

Ques. What is the application fee of GATE 2024?

Ans: The application fee of GATE 2024 is different for each category. The table below shows the application fee during the regular registration period and late registration period:

Category GATE Application Fee GATE Late Application Fee
SC/ ST/ PwD (per paper) INR 750 INR 1250
Female (per paper) INR 750 INR 1250
Other candidates (including International Applicants) (per paper) INR 1500 INR 2000

Candidates who apply for two GATE papers need to pay twice the amount mentioned in the table above based on their category.

Ques. What is considered to be a good rank in GATE exam 2024?

Ans. For admission to top IITs, GATE rank below 200 can be considered as a good GATE rank. However, candidates with rank ranging from 600-800 can also get admission to IITs and IIITs. For admission to NITs, GATE rank ranging from 350-800 can be considered good.

Ques. How can I prepare for GATE 2024?

Ans. There are a number of ways to prepare for GATE 2024. However, the strategies differ for each candidate depending on the time allotted to preparation, retention power of the candidate, resources available for GATE preparation, etc.

Apart from starting your preparation early, candidates must have the best resources to prepare well. Solving various GATE Mock Tests or previous years' question papers can turn out to be the best way to test your preparation. Know More on GATE Preparation

Ques. How can I use a virtual calculator in GATE 2024?

Ans. In case you don’t know about GATE virtual calculator, you must start practicing using the virtual calculator. Appearing for more number of GATE 2024 mock tests will help you understand the working of a GATE virtual calculator. You can also use various online websites with an installed online calculator to work on. However, GATE Mock Tests will be considered as the best option to practice GATE Virtual Calculator.

Ques. What is the difference between GATE Marks and Scores?

Ans. GATE Marks are the actual marks/ raw marks scored by candidates calculated out of 100 in the exam. On the other hand, GATE Scores are the normalized score calculated out of 1000 on the basis of GATE Normalization Process. Check GATE 2024 Score Calculation

*The article might have information for the previous academic years, which will be updated soon subject to the notification issued by the University/College.

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