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GATE 2024

GATE 2024
(Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering)
Organising Institute
Indian Institute of Science, Bengaluru

Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering (GATE) is a prestigious national-level exam that assesses candidates for comprehensive understanding in various undergraduate-level subjects in Engineering, Technology, Science, Architecture, and Humanities. GATE 2024 is being organised by Indian Institute of Science (IISc), Bengaluru.
GATE 2024 will be conducted on February 3, 4, 10 & 11, 2024. The GATE examination is conducted in different cities across India. The examination would be purely a Computer Based Test (CBT).

    + Important Dates

    Activity Day Date
    Closing Date of REGULAR online registration/ application process (Without Late Fee) Thursday 05.10.2023
    GATE Online Application Processing System (GOAPS) Opens ( -- 31.08.2023
    Closing Date of EXTENDED online registration/ application process (With Late Fee) Friday 13.10.2023
    Modifications in GATE 2024 Application Tuesday
    Availability of GATE Admit cards for download Wednesday 03.01.2024
    GATE 2024 Examinations Saturday
    03, 04 and 10, 11 February 2024
    Candidate's response available in Application portal Friday 16.02.2024
    Answer keys available on Application portal Wednesday 21.02.2024
    Submission of challenges by candidates on Answer Keys Thursday
    Announcement of Results for GATE 2024 Saturday 16.03.2024
    Availability of Score Card for download by candidates Saturday 23.03.2024

    + Eligibility Criteria

    Before filing an application, candidates are advised to ensure that they meet the eligibility criteria for GATE 2024.

    Candidates who are currently studying in the 3rd or higher years of any undergraduate degree program or who have completed any government approved degree program in Engineering/ Technology/ Science/ Architecture/ Humanities are eligible to appear for GATE 2024.

    Some Professional Societies/Institutions, which conduct examination in various fields of engineering, are given below.
    • The Institution of Engineers (India) (IE)
    • The Institution of Civil Engineers (ICE)
    • The Institution of Electronics and Telecommunication Engineers (IETE)
    • The Aeronautical Society of India (AeSI)
    • The Indian Institute of Chemical Engineers, including Polymer and Environmental Group (IIChE)
    • The Indian Institute of Metals (IIM)
    • The Indian Institute of Industrial Engineers (IIIE)
    Candidates who possess certification from any such professional societies must ensure that those examinations are approved by MoE/AICTE/UGC/ UPSC as being equivalent to B.E./ B.Tech./ B.Arch./ B.Planning, etc.

    Candidates who have obtained/are pursuing their qualifying degree from countries other than India: Candidates must be currently in the 3rd or higher years or must have completed their Bachelor’s degree (of at least three years duration) in Engineering / Technology / Science / Architecture / Humanities.

    Any candidate fulfilling the above-mentioned criteria is eligible to appear for GATE 2024.

    More details of eligibility criteria are given below.

    • Candidates pursuing any higher degree or in possession of a degree higher than that mentioned in the table below, will be allowed to appear for GATE 2024.
    • Candidates with B.Sc./B.A./B.Com. degrees (3-year program) desirous of seeking admission to Masters programs in IITs and IISc may refer to JAM 2024.
    Degree / Program Qualifying Degree / Examination Description of Eligible Candidates
    B.E. / B.Tech. / B.Pharm. 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 or already completed
    B.Arch. Bachelor’s degree of Architecture (5-year course) / Naval Architecture (4-year course) / Planning (4-year course) Currently in the 3rd year or higher or already completed
    B.Sc. (Research) / B.S. Bachelor’s degree in Science (Post-Diploma / 4 years after 10+2) Currently in the 3rd year or higher or already completed
    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
    M.B.B.S. / B.D.S. / B.V.Sc. Degree holders of M.B.B.S. / B.D.S. / B.V.Sc. and those who are in the 5th/ 6th/ 7th semester or higher semester of such programme. 5th / 6th / 7th or higher semester or already completed
    M.Sc. / M.A. / 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
    Int. 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
    Int. M.E. / M.Tech. / M.Pharm 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
    B.Sc. / B.A. / B.Com. Bachelor degree in any branch of Science / Arts / Commerce (3 year program) Currently in the 3rd year or already completed
    Int. M.Sc. / Int. 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
    Professional Society Examinations* (equivalent to B.E. / B.Tech. / B.Arch.) B.E. / B.Tech. / B.Arch. equivalent examinations of Professional Societies, recognized by MoE / 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 courses
    B.Sc. (Agriculture, Horticulture, Forestry) 4-years program Currently in the 3rd/ 4th year or already completed
    *Students enrolled with the professional bodies and institutions as per MHRD OM (No. 11-15/2011-AR (TS.II)) with permanent recognition upto 31st May 2013, stand recognized. See circular No. 13/56/PC/ODL-Mode/AICTE/2020, Dated 23rd November 2020 for more details.

    + Required Documents

    Data Required for Filling the Online Application Form in GATE 2024
    • Personal information (name, date of birth, personal mobile number, parents’ name, parents’ mobile number, etc.).
      • The name of the candidate in the application form must be exactly the same as that in the valid photo ID, which the candidate MUST produce in original while appearing for GATE-2024 examination at the centre.
      • GATE 2024 scorecard will be issued as per the name entered in the application form.
      • Prefixes/titles such as Mr / Shri / Dr / Mrs / Smt / Prof / Capt / Maj / Lt / Col / Er / Ar, etc. MUST NOT be used.
    • Address for communication (including PIN code).
    • Eligibility degree details.
    • GATE paper(s) and their codes in which the candidate wishes to appear.
    • THREE choices of GATE examination cities (from the same zone).
    • Net-banking /debit card / credit card / UPI / wallet details for fee payment.
    Documents required for filling the ONLINE APPLICATION FORM in GATE 2024
    • High quality image of candidate’s photograph conforming to the requirements specified in the Information Brochure.
    • High quality image of candidate’s signature conforming to the requirements specified in the Information Brochure.
    • Scanned copy of Category (SC/ST) certificate in pdf format (if applicable).
    • Scanned copy of PwD Certificate in pdf format (if applicable).
    • Scanned copy of Certificate of Dyslexia in pdf format (if applicable).
    • Scanned copy of valid photo Identity document: Aadhar-UID (preferable)/ Passport/ PAN Card/ Voter ID/ Driving License.
    • The photo ID must have Name, Date of birth of the candidate and unique photo ID number. This photo ID must be carried in original to the examination hall for verification.
    NOTE: Ensure that the uploaded documents are readable and clear. Uploading unreadable documents may lead to delays in processing the application and may lead to rejection of candidature.

    + Application Fees

    Category Regular Period
    (30th Aug. to 5th Oct. 2023)
    During the Extended Period
    (6th Oct. to 13th Oct. 2023)
    Female/SC/ST/PwD* candidates
    (per test paper)
    900/- 1400/-
    All other candidates including foreign nationals
    (per test paper)
    1800/- 2300/-
    *PwD means Persons with Benchmark Disability.

    Note: The above Application fees are for a single test paper. Candidates opting for two papers would have to pay twice the above mentioned fees.

    Candidates are advised to ensure that E-COM transaction facility is enabled for their credit/debit cards before proceeding with fee payment.

    Charges for changes/modification in GATE 2024 Application (applicable from 4th to 11th November 2023)
    No. Description of Changes / Modifications Fee Charges (per paper)
    1. Change in Name 500/-
    2. Change in Date of Birth 500/-
    3. Change in choice of examination cities 500/-
    4. Change of existing paper 500/-
    5. Add a second paper (from given combinations with respect to the primary paper) 500/- plus application fee for the additional paper
    6. Change of gender to female 500/-
    7. Change of gender from female to any other gender 500/- + 900/- = 1400/-
    (For All other candidates)
    8. Change of category to SC/ST 500/-
    9. Change of category from SC/ST to any other 500/-
    (For female candidates or PwD candidates)
    500/- + 900/- = 1400/-
    (For All other candidates)
    10. Change from Non-PwD/Dyslexic to PwD/Dyslexic --
    11. Change from PwD/Dyslexic to Non-PwD/Dyslexic 500/-
    (For female candidates or PwD candidates)
    500/- + 900/- = 1400/-
    (For All other candidates)
    12. Any other change in category (not mentioned above) 500/-
    13. Details of Parents/Guardian/Correspondence Address 500/-
    14. College Name and Location, Roll No., Registration No. 500/-
    There will be NO REFUND of any fee, other than for multiple transactions.

    + Examination Cities

    Zone No. Zonal GATE Office Tentative List of Examination Cities/Towns*
    Zone-1 IISc Bengaluru
    Bengaluru - 560 012
    Andhra Pradesh:
    Ananthapuramu, Kurnool

    Angamaly, Kannur, Kasaragod, Kozhikode, Malappuram, Palakkad, Pathanamthitta, Payyanur, Thrissur, Vatakara, Wayanad

    Bagalkot, Ballari (Bellary), Belagavi (Belgaum), Bengaluru North, Bengaluru South, Bidar, Chikkballapur, Chikkamagaluru, Davanagere, Hassan, Hubballi (Hubli)/Dharwad, Kalaburagi (Gulbarga), Kolar, Mandya , Mangaluru, Manipal-Udupi, Mysuru (Mysore), Shivamogga (Shimoga), Tumakuru

    Hyderabad, Medak, Nalgonda

    Andaman and Nicobar:
    Port Blair
    Zone-2 IIT Bombay,
    Powai, Mumbai - 400 076
    Ahmedabad, Anand, Bhavnagar, Bhuj, Gandhinagar, Jamnagar, Mehsana, Rajkot, Surat, Vadodara, Vapi

    Ahmednagar, Akola, Amravati, Aurangabad, Baramati, Chandrapur, Dhule, Jalgaon, Kolhapur, Latur, Mumbai, Nagpur, Nanded, Nashik, Navi-Mumbai-Thane, Panvel-Raigad, Pune, Ratnagiri, Sangamner-Loni-Shirdi, Sangli, Satara, Solapur, Vasai-Palghar, Wardha, Yavatmal

    Zone-3 IIT Delhi,
    Hauz Khas, New Delhi - 110 016
    Faridabad, Gurugram, Hisar

    Jammu and Kashmir:
    Jammu-Samba, Srinagar


    Madhya Pradesh:
    Indore, Ujjain

    New Delhi:
    New Delhi

    Ajmer, Alwar, Bikaner, Jaipur, Jodhpur, Kota, Sikar, Udaipur

    Uttar Pradesh:
    Greater NOIDA, Mathura
    Zone-4 IIT Guwahati
    Guwahati - 781 039
    Arunachal Pradesh:

    Dibrugarh, Guwahati, Jorhat, Silchar, Tezpur

    Bhagalpur, Muzaffarpur, Patna, Purnea

    Bokaro Steel City, Dhanbad




    Dimapur, Kohima



    West Bengal:
    Asansol, Durgapur, Burdwan, Kalyani, Siliguri
    Zone-5 IIT Kanpur
    Kanpur - 208 016
    Madhya Pradesh:
    Bhopal, Gwalior, Jabalpur, Sagar, Satna

    Uttar Pradesh:
    Agra, Aligarh, Allahabad, Bareilly, Gorakhpur, Jhansi , Kanpur, Lucknow, Varanasi
    Zone-6 IIT Kharagpur
    Kharagpur - 721 302
    Andhra Pradesh:
    Eluru, Kakinada-Surampalem, Rajamahendravaram (Rajahmundry), Srikakulam, Tadepalligudem, Vijayawada, Visakhapatnam, Vizianagaram

    Bhilai, Bilaspur, Raipur

    Hazaribag, Jamshedpur, Ranchi

    Balasore, Bhubaneswar, Brahmapur, Cuttack, Dhenkanal, Kakatpur (Puri), Rourkela, Sambalpur

    West Bengal:
    Bankura, Berhampur-Murshidabad, Hooghly, Howrah, Kharagpur-Midnapur, Kolaghat, Kolkata, Suri (Birbhum)
    Zone-7 IIT Madras
    Chennai - 600 036
    Andhra Pradesh:
    Chirala, Chittoor, Guntur, Kadapa, Nellore, Ongole, Tirupati

    Alappuzha, Aluva-Ernakulam, Attingal, Chengannur, Kanjirapally, Kollam, Kothamangalam , Kottayam, Muvattupuzha, Thiruvananthapuram


    Chennai South, Chennai West, Coimbatore, Cuddalore, Dindigul, Kanyakumari-Nagercoil, Madurai, Namakkal, Ramanathapuram, Salem, Thanjavur, Theni, Thoothukudi, Tiruchirapalli, Tirunelveli, Vellore, Virudhunagar

    Adilabad, Karimnagar, Khammam, Kodad, Kothagudem, Nizamabad, Suryapet, Warangal
    Zone-8 IIT Roorkee
    Roorkee – 247 667
    Ambala, Kurukshetra

    Himachal Pradesh:
    Bilaspur, Hamirpur, Kangra, Mandi, Shimla-Solan

    Amritsar, Bathinda, Jalandhar, Ludhiana, Mohali-Chandigarh, Patiala, Pathankot

    Uttar Pradesh:
    Ghaziabad, Meerut, Moradabad, Muzaffarnagar, NOIDA, Saharanpur

    Dehradun, Haldwani, Roorkee
    This is a tentative list of examination cities. Any changes will be updated on the website.

    Choice of Examination City: A candidate can choose THREE cities from the list given above. All the three choices must be from the same GATE 2024 zone. GATE 2024 reserves the right to add a new city or remove an existing one, and allot a city that may not be from any of the choices selected by the candidate.

    Withdrawal of International Centres: GATE 2024 will be conducted only in centres within India. It will NOT be conducted in centres outside India. Foreign nationals and Indian citizens residing abroad may appear for GATE 2024, by paying the full application fee (Rs. 1800 per test paper), but they must choose examination cities within India. They must make their own arrangements for travel and accommodation to appear for the exam at an assigned centre within India.

    + Examination Schedule (tentative)

    Day; Date Time (IST) Test Papers
    Saturday; 3rd February, 2024 9:30 am to 12:30 pm
    (Forenoon Session – FN)
    2:30 pm to 5:30 pm
    (Afternoon Session – AN)
    Sunday; 4th February, 2024 9:30 am to 12:30 pm
    (Forenoon Session – FN)
    2:30 pm to 5:30 pm
    (Afternoon Session – AN)
    Saturday; 10th February, 2024 9:30 am to 12:30 pm
    (Forenoon Session – FN)
    2:30 pm to 5:30 pm
    (Afternoon Session – AN)
    Sunday; 11th February, 2024 9:30 am to 12:30 pm
    (Forenoon Session – FN)
    2:30 pm to 5:30 pm
    (Afternoon Session – AN)
    TBA: To be announced.

    + GATE 2024 Test Papers & Syllabus

    GATE 2024 will be conducted for 30 test papers. The following table shows the list of papers with codes. Please click the Paper/Code to download the syllabus.

    A candidate is allowed to appear either in ONE or UP TO TWO test papers. Please see the page Two-Paper Combination for more details.
    The test papers will be in English. Each GATE 2024 paper is for a total of 100 marks, General Aptitude (GA) is common for all papers (15 marks), and the rest of the paper covers the respective test paper syllabus (85 marks). Click here for detailed pattern of the question papers.
    XE Paper Sections Code XH Paper Sections Code XL Paper Sections Code
    Engineering Mathematics
    (15 marks)
    A Reasoning and Comprehension
    (25 marks)
    B1 Chemistry
    (25 marks)
    Any TWO optional Sections Any ONE optional Section Any TWO optional Sections
    (2x35 = 70 marks) (60 marks) (2x30 = 60 marks)
    Fluid Mechanics B Economics C1 Biochemistry Q
    Materials Science C English C2 Botany R
    Solid Mechanics D Linguistics C3 Microbiology S
    Thermodynamics E Philosophy C4 Zoology T
    Polymer Science and Engineering F Psychology C5 Food Technology U
    Food Technology G Sociology C6
    Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences H

    + Question Papers Pattern

    Particulars Details
    Examination Mode The test papers will be in English. Computer Based Test (CBT) [will be conducted at select centers in select cities].
    Duration 3 Hours*
    Number of Subjects (Papers) 30
    Sections General Aptitude (GA) + Candidate's Selected Subjects
    Type of Questions Candidate’s Selected Subject(s)
    (a) Multiple Choice Questions (MCQ)
    (b) Multiple Select Questions (MSQ) and/or
    (c) Numerical Answer Type (NAT) Questions
    Questions for testing these abilities (a) Recall
    (b) Comprehension
    (c) Application
    (d) Analysis & Synthesis
    Distribution of Marks in all Papers EXCEPT papers AR, CY, DA, EY, GG, MA, PH, ST, XH and XL General Aptitude: 15 marks
    Engineering Mathematics**: 13 marks
    Subject Questions: 72 marks
    Total: 100 marks
    (**XE includes Engineering Mathematics section XE-A of 15 marks)
    Distribution of Marks in papers AR, CY, DA, EY, GG, MA, PH, ST, XH and XL General Aptitude: 15 marks
    Subject Questions: 85 marks
    Total: 100 marks
    Marking Scheme Questions carry 1 mark or 2 marks
    Negative Marking For a wrong answer chosen in an MCQ, there will be negative marking.
    For a 1-mark MCQ, 1/3 mark will be deducted for a wrong answer.
    For a 2-mark MCQ, 2/3 mark will be deducted for a wrong answer.
    There is no negative marking for wrong answer(s) to MSQ or NAT questions.
    There is no partial marking in MSQ.

    Paper Code General Aptitude (GA) Marks Compulsory Section Subject Marks Total Marks Total Time* (Minutes)
    AE, AG, BM, BT, CE, CH, CS, EC, EE, ES, IN, ME, MN, MT, NM, PE, PI, TF; Subject marks in these papers include questions on Engineering Mathematics (13 marks), which are paper-specific. 15 -- 85 100 180
    CY, DA, EY, MA, PH, ST 15 -- 85 100 180
    AR [Part A is Common and Compulsory for all; Part B1 or Part B2 can be selected during Exam. B1: Architecture or B2: Planning] 15 60 25 100 180
    GE [Part A is Common and Compulsory for all; Part B1 or B2 can be selected during the Exam.
    B1 - Surveying and Mapping or B2 -Image Processing and Analysis.]
    15 55 30 100 180
    GG [Part A is Common and Compulsory for all; Part B can either be Geology (B1) or Geophysics (B2) -- which must be chosen at the time of Application.] 15 25 60 100 180
    XE [Section A (Engineering Mathematics) is Common and Compulsory for all; Applicants must select any TWO additional Sections during the Exam] 15 15 2 x 35 100 180
    XH [Section B1 (Reasoning and Comprehension) is Common and Compulsory for all; Applicants must select any ONE additional Section at the time of Application] 15 25 60 100 180
    XL [Section P (Chemistry) is Common and Compulsory for all; Applicants must select any TWO additional Sections during the Exam] 15 25 2 x 30 100 180
    *PwD candidates with benchmark disability greater than 40% are eligible for compensatory time of one hour. PwD candidates with less than 40% disability and having difficulty in writing are eligible for compensatory time subject to production of a certificate as stated in Appendix-I of the guidelines issued by the Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment.
Contact Hours: Monday to Friday, 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM to 5:30 PM
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