Every year, Indian Institute of Technology (IITs) and Indian Institute of Science (IISc) jointly conduct Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering (GATE). Each of these institutes gets to conduct this national level PG Engineering entrance exam, chance by chance after 8 years. So, as per those data, one can expect GATE 2020 to be conducted by Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi. IIT, Delhi, last conducted this exam in the year 2012.

As per some of the news reports, when JAM 2020 conducting body was decided to be IIT Kanpur, the conducting body of the GATE 2020 was also decided. Though, the administration had sat down for a meeting, but no clarification has yet been received on the official website. So, it is expected they might be a slight change in the exam pattern, which will be made known after the Board has decided the same in the month of August. Also, a fresh conducting body members are expected to be appointed with fixed work tenure, like it has been in the case of IIT, JAM 2020.

For the year 2019, this exam was conducted Indian Institute of Technology, Madras (IIT, M). One of the noteworthy point was it was held for 24 subject papers, in which Statistics was a new addition. The registration process of GATE 2020 is expected to start in the month of September. And nearly, a month is given to fill and submit the online applications, on its official website. While the exam is expected to be conducted in the month of February, the scorecards are to be issued by May.

Every year, young engineers to BE/ science students hustle hard to get into any one of these prestigious institutes. Other than for M.Tech and research course admission to IITs/ IISc., a candidate can make use of his/her valid GATE scores for recruitment purpose across any of PSUs.

Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering (GATE) is conducted in online, computer test based mode for a duration of 3 hours. A candidate needs to attempt 65 questions of total score of 100 marks.Questions are asked from the subject opted for and general aptitude section. Both multiple choice questions (MCQs) and numerical answer type (NATs) are asked in the exam. And separate marking scheme is applicable to MCQ and NAT questions.

For MCQ type questions, +1/+2 marks for every correct answer is given, whereas 1/3 and 2/3 marks are deducted for every incorrect answer. While for NAT questions, +1/+2 marks for every correct answer is given and no negative marking scheme is applicable. GATE 2019 was conducted across 9 zones in which IITs/IISc have divided them.

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