GATE 2020

Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering (GATE) 2020 will be conducted by IIT Delhi. In addition to that, one new subject paper is being added to the already existing list of 24 subjects papers. Thus, in 2020, the candidates can select to appear in any one paper out of 25 available choices. The newest addition is Biomedical Engineering, as per the newspaper reports.

The registration form GATE 2020 is expected in the first week of September 2019. IIT Delhi will be first launching the GATE 2020 Official Website to start with and then the advertisement and the information brochure of GATE 2020 will be out. The candidates will get all the important dates via it.


Theafter IIT Delhi will be starting the online registration process at GATE Online Application Processing System (GOAPS). The candidates have to register first at GOAPS and start filing the application form and submit the same before the last date.

IIT Delhi last conducted GATE in 2012, and as per the trends it is conducting the exam again after 8 years in 2020. Every IIT conducts GATE on a rotational basis every 8 years. In 2019, Statistics was the new addition to the list of existing 23 subject papers. Now, in 2020, another new subject is being added which is the Biomedical Engineering paper.

To be able to apply for GATE 2020 candidates must be a graduate or must be in the final year of graduation. There is no age limit to appear in GATE. The average number of candidates that appear for GATE is 9.3 lakhs. The pass percentage of GATE is however very less. Every year the number of candidates that qualify the exam stands between 15% to 17%.

Therefore the candidates are advised to have a strong preparation plan with all their basics and fundamentals clear to the core. The exam pattern of GATE varies for all the subject papers. However, there is some general pattern that is common in all the GATE papers.

Recommended: GATE 2020 Syllabus

The duration of the exam is 3 hours. Candidates will be allowed to go to their allotted seats 40 minutes before the exam begins. There will be a total of 65 questions in the examination carrying 100 marks. There are two kinds of questions in the GATE exam, MCQ (Multiple Choice Questions) and NAT (Numerical Answer Type) Questions. There is negative marking in the MCQ section of the exam. The question paper will be in the English language only. There will be three sections in the GATE exam – (i) General Aptitude (ii) Mathematics (except for paper codes AR, CY, EY, GG, MA, PH, ST, and XL) (iii) Subject-based questions.

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