Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering (GATE) 2020 has released official notification to select candidates for admission into the IITs and IISs. Interested candidates may check the eligibility criteria and apply online from 03-09-2019 to 24-09-2019. 

Eligibility Criteria for GATE (2020):

Qualifying ExaminationDetails of Qualifying Examination/DegreeDescription of Eligible CandidatesYear of Qualification cannot be Later than
B.E./B.Tech./B.Pharm.Bachelor's Degree Holders in Engineering/Technology (4 years after 10+2 or 3 years after Diploma in Engineering/Technology) and those who are in the final year of such programsAppearing in the final year or completed2020
B.Arch.Candidates holding Bachelor's Degree in Architecture (5-year course)Appearing in the final year or completed2020
B.Sc.(Research)/B.S.Bachelor's Degree in Science (Post-Diploma/4 years after 10+2)Appearing in the final year or completed2020
M.Sc./M.A./M.C.A. or equivalentMaster's Degree in any of the streams Science, Mathematics, Statistics and Computer Applications or equivalentAppearing in the final year or completed2020
Int. M.E./M.Tech. (Post-B.Sc.)Post-B.Sc. Integrated Master's Degree programs in Engineering/Technology (4-year program)Appearing in the final year or completed2021
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)Appearing in the final year or completed2020
Int. M.Sc./Int. B.S.- M.S.Integrated M.Sc. or Five year integrated B.S. or M.S. programAppearing in the final year or completed2020
Professional Society Examinations (equivalent to B.E./B.Tech./B.Arch.)B.E./B.Tech./B.Arch. Equivalent examinations of Professional Societies, recognised by MHRD/UPSC/AICTE (e.g. AMIE by Institution of Engineers-India, AMICE)Appearing in the final year or completedNA

Note: Foreign Candidates should have completed or be in the final year of their Bachelor's Degree (duration: at least 4 years) in Engineering/Technology OR must have completed or be in the final year of their Post Graduate (Master's) Degree (duration: at least 2 years) in any relevant subject in science.

Selection Process: Selection of candidates will be made on the basis of Written Examination.

Application Fee: Candidates can pay through Online mode using Net-banking/Credit or Debit Card.

On or Before 21st Sept. 2019During the Extended Period 
For Examination Centres in India
Female candidatesRs. 750Rs. 1250
SC/ST/PwD* category candidatesRs. 750Rs. 1250
All other candidatesRs. 1500Rs. 2000
For Examination Centres in Foreign Countries (All Candidates)
Addis Ababa, Colombo, Dhaka and KathmanduUS$ 50US$ 70
Dubai and SingaporeUS$ 100US$ 120
How to Apply: Interested and eligible candidates may apply online through GATE website - - from 03-09-2019 to 24-09-2019.
Important Dates: 

GATE Online Application Processing System (GOAPS) Website Opens for Enrollment, Application FillingSeptember 03, 2019
Closing Date for Submission of (Online) Application24th  September 2019
Extended Closing Date for Submission of (Online) ApplicationOctober 01, 2019
Last Date for Request for Change in the Choice of Examination City via GOAPS loginNovember 15, 2019
Availability of Admit Card on the Online Application Interface for printingJanuary 03, 2020
GATE 2020 Online Examination Dates:February 01, 02, 08 & 09, 2020 (Saturdays & Sundays)
Announcement of Results on the Online Application WebsiteMarch 16, 2020 (Saturday)

Date of GATE 2020 Exam:

  • 1st February 2020 (Saturday)
  • 02nd February 2020 (Sunday)
  • 08th February 2020(Saturday)
  • 09th February 2020 (Sunday)

Exam Time:

Forenoon: 09:00 AM to 12:00 Noon (Tentative)
Afternoon: 02:00 PM to 05:00 PM (Tentative)
Announcement of the Results in the Online Application Portal Saturday 16th March 2020


GATE 2020 Application Process

  • Application for GATE 2020 must be submitted ONLINE (through GOAPS website – by paying necessary application fee
  • For GATE 2020, all information related to the application process will be available in the GOAPS website
  • The photograph, signature, certificate of qualifying degree, category certificate (SC/ST/PwD) and/or Dyslexic certificate, wherever applicable, must be uploaded during the online application
  • Candidates must enter the ID number specified in any one of the following IDs: Passport, PAN Card, Voter ID, Aadhaar-UID, College ID, Employee ID and Driving License. The candidates, who do not possess any of these identity cards, may please procure any one of them before making the application.
  • Please note that the GATE application form is not available for sale or otherwise anywhere

GATE Online Application Processing System (GOAPS)

  • GOAPS – is the webpage/web address of the GATE Online Application Processing System (GOAPS). It can also be accessed from the GATE 2020 website (
  • A candidate must first register by providing Full Name (as per the qualifying degree certificate), a valid email address, mobile number and by choosing a password
  • All communications from the GATE Offices will be sent to this email address (ONLY ONE PERSON CAN REGISTER WITH ONE email ADDRESS). Give the personal mobile number and email address, because most of the communication will be through email and/or SMS.
  • After due registration, GATE 2020 application must be filled and submitted ONLINE only at GOAPS.

GATE 2020 Official Poster

GATE 2020 International Official Poster