GATE 2020 Registration Link – How to Apply, Documents Required for Registration, Eligibility, Admit Card and Important Dates

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GATE 2020 is opened for registration, now GATE 2020 Registration form is available to fill online. You can apply through,

Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering (GATE) is an examination conducted jointly by the Indian Institute of Science (IISc), Bangalore and the seven Indian Institutes of Technology (at Bombay, Delhi, Guwahati, Kanpur, Kharagpur, Madras and Roorkee) on behalf of the National Coordination Board (NCB)-GATE, Department of Higher Education, Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD), Government of India.

Qualifying in GATE is a mandatory requirement for seeking admission and/or financial assistance to: (i) Master’s programs and direct Doctoral programs in Engineering/Technology/Architecture and (ii) Doctoral programs in relevant branches of Science, in the institutions supported by the MHRD and other Government agencies. Even in some colleges and institutions, which admit students without MHRD scholarship/assistantship, the GATE qualification is mandatory. Further, many Public Sector Undertakings (PSUs) have been using the GATE score in their recruitment process.

GATE 2020 Examination and Results Date

GATE 2020 will be conducted for 25 subjects (also referred to as “papers”) and it would be distributed over 1st, 2nd, 8th & 9th of February 2020. The GATE examination centres are spread in different cities across India, as well as, in six cities outside India. The examination would be purely a Computer Based Test (CBT). The GATE score would reflect the relative performance level of the candidate in a particular subject, which is quantified based on the several years of examination data. Note that the GATE 2020 score is valid for THREE YEARS from the date of announcement of the results.
GATE 2020 Important Dates:



GATE Online Application Processing System (GOAPS) Website Opens


3rd September 2019
Closing Date for Submission of (Online) Application (through Website)


24th  September 2019

Extended Closing Date for Submission of (Online) Application (through Website) Tuesday 1st October 2019
Last Date for Requesting Change of Examination City (an additional fee will be applicable)


15th November 2019

Admit Card will be available in the Online Application Portal (for printing)


3rd   January 2020

GATE 2020 Examination
Forenoon: 9:30 AM to 12:30 PM (Tentative)
Afternoon: 2:30 PM to 5:30 PM (Tentative)


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

Announcement of the Results in the Online Application Portal


16th March 2020

GATE 2020 Application Form Required Documents

  1. Personal information (name, date of birth, personal mobile number, parents’ name, parents’ mobile number, etc.). Please note that the name of the candidate in the application form must exactly be the same as that in the qualifying degree certificate or the certificate issued by the Head of the Department/Institute in which the candidate is pursuing his/her study. GATE 2020 scorecard will be issued as per the name entered in the application form. Prefix/title such as Mr/Shri/Dr/Mrs/Smt, etc. should NOT be used before name.
  2. Address for Communication (including PIN code)
  3. Eligibility degree details
  4. College name and address with PIN code
  5. GATE paper (subject)
  6. Choice of GATE examination cities
  7. High quality image of candidate’s photograph conforming to the requirements specified
  8. Good quality image of candidate’s signature conforming to the requirements specified
  9. Scanned copy of the Eligibility Certificate in pdf format (Degree Certificate or Provisional Certificate or Certificate from the Head of the Department/Institute (in the format specified in Appendix A)
  10. Scanned copy of Category (SC/ST) certificate (if applicable) in pdf format
  11. Scanned copy of PwD Certificate (if applicable) in pdf format
  12. Scanned copy of Dyslexic Certificate (if applicable) in pdf format
  13. Details of the valid Identity Document (ID)(The same ID, in original, should be carried to the examination hall)
  14. Net-banking/debit card/credit card/UPI details for fee payment

GATE 2020 Eligibility

Qualifying Degree

Qualifying Degree / Examination

Description of Eligible Candidates

Year of Qualification not later than

B.E./B.Tech./ B.Pharm.

Bachelor’s degree holders in Engineering/ Technology (4 years after 10+2 or 3 years after B.Sc./Diploma in Engineering/Technology)

Currently in the final year or already completed




Bachelor’s degree holders of Architecture (5 years course)/Naval Architecture (4 years course)/Planning (4 years course)

Currently in the final year or alreadycompleted


B.Sc.(Research) / B.S.

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

Currently in the 4th year or alreadycompleted


Pharm. D. 
(after 10+2)

6 years program, consisting of internship or residency training during sixth year

Currently in the 4th/5th/6th year or
already completed



Four and half (4.5) years program

7th, 8th, 9th or already completed


M.Sc./ M.A./MCA or

Master’s degree in any branch of Science/ Mathematics/Statistics/ Computer Applications or equivalent

Currently in the final year or already completed


Int. M.E./ M.Tech. (Post-B.Sc.)

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

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


Int. M.E./ M.Tech. or Dual Degree (after Diploma or 10+2)

Integrated Master’s degree program or Dual Degree program in Engineering/ Technology (5 years program)

Currently in the 4th/5th year or already completed


Int. M.Sc./ 
Int. B.S.-M.S.

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

Currently in the final year or alreadycompleted


Professional Society Examinations* (equivalent to B.E./B.Tech./B.Arch.)

B.E./B.Tech./B.Arch. equivalent examinations of Professional Societies, recognized by MHRD/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


* Some of these Professional Societies / Institutions, which conduct examination in various fields of engineering, are as follows:

  • – 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 (IIChemE)
  • – The Indian Institute of Metals (IIM)
  • – The Indian Institute of Industrial Engineers (IIE)

However, the candidates who possess certification from any of the professional societies must ensure that those examinations conducted by the societies are approved by MHRD/AICTE as equivalent to B.E./B.Tech./B.Arch, subject to public notice (Advt No. P& AP/10(04)/2017) (Website Link:

GATE 2020 Admit Card

When will I receive my Admit Card?

Admit Card can ONLY be downloaded from the GOAPS website from 3rd January 2020. Admit Cards will NOT be sent by post or as an e-mail attachment.

Is the Admit Card alone sufficient to gain entry to the examination centre?

NO. Candidates must bring a print-out of the downloaded Admit Card to the Examination for the verification along with the original and valid photo Identity Document (NO photocopy/scanned copy/NOT an expired document), which was specified during the filling up of the online application. For Indian candidates, only following identification cards will be accepted: Passport, PAN card, Voter ID, Aadhaar-UID, College ID, Employee ID and Driving License. For International candidates, ONLY a valid Passport/Government issued ID/College ID/Employee ID will be accepted as the recognized identification.

The Admit Card is valid if and ONLY if the candidate’s photograph and signature images are clear and legible. The photograph on the Admit Card and that in the valid photo identity document should match with the appearance of the candidate on the day of examination.

Can I bring soft copy of the Admit Card (in mobile phone/tablet/laptop) to gain entry to the examination centre?

NO. Hard copy (preferably printed in color) of the Admit Card must be brought to the examination centre along with at least one original (not photocopied/scanned copy) and valid (not expired) Identity Document (ID), which was specified during the filling up of the online application.

GATE 2020 Guidelines to PwD and Dyslexic Candidates

What are the details of the guidelines that will be followed about PwD candidates writing GATE 2020 examination?

GATE 2020 will follow the revised guidelines as mentioned in the government regulations (Appendix F). Please refer to:

Will the facility of scribe and/or compensatory (extra) time be given to all PwD candidates?

The facility of scribe is meant for only those PwD candidates who have physical limitation to write including that of speed. Candidates can bring their own scribe or can request GATE authorities to arrange scribe. The compensatory (extra) time of one additional hour for a 3 hours exam would be applicable to such candidates.

Will there be a “magnified question paper” for visually challenged PwD candidates?

YES. Once you reach the examination hall, please contact the GATE Institute Representative through the invigilator in your examination hall and he/she will do the needful.

Will the facility of scribe and/or compensatory (extra) time be given to dyslexic candidates?

Yes, dyslexic candidates can avail the services of scribe, provided such candidates submit a proper dyslexic certificate issued by the competent authorities. The scribe will be provided by the GATE authorities or candidates may bring his/her own scribe. The compensatory (extra) time would be applicable to such dyslexic candidates availing the scribe facility.

Is there a provision of getting compensatory (extra) time for a PwD/dyslexic candidate without opting for a scribe?

Candidates with certain disabilities, which limits the speed of writing, may ask for compensatory (extra) time of one hour, if requested well in advance. GATE authorities will then take a final decision whether extra time will be permitted or not.


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