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GATE 2024: Registration (Started), Exam Date, Syllabus, Pattern, Question Papers, Latest Updates

Updated By Rupsa on 25 Sep, 2023 09:59

Registration Starts On August 30, 2023

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About GATE 2024

GATE registration form 2024 was released on August 30, 2023, by the Indian Institute of Science (IISc) Bangalore on its official website at The deadline for candidates to fill out and submit the GATE registration form 2024 without any late fee is September 29, 2023. However, the extended date for the final submission of the GATE application form 2024 with a late fee is October 13, 2023. Thereafter, applicants will be able to modify/edit/make changes in their submitted application form from November 7 to 11, 2023, in the online mode itself. IISc will release the GATE admit card 2024 on its official website on January 3, 2024, following which the GATE 2024 exam will be conducted on February 3, 4, 10 and 11, 2024.

GATE Registration Form 2024 Link  (Active)

The GATE 2024 exam will be held at the national level. GATE Score has a considerable weightage since all prestigious colleges that enrol students evaluate the GATE Score for their admission procedure, and the same is true for PSUs (Public Sector Undertakings). The GATE exam 2024 will also be held outside of India in countries like Nepal, Singapore, and the United Arab Emirates. The GATE test is a computer-based exam (CBT).

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GATE 2024 Exam Highlights

Here are some of the major highlights of the GATE 2024 exam -

Name of the ExamGraduate Admission Test in Engineering (GATE)
Conducting Body of GATE 2024IISc Bangalore
Exam DateFebruary 03, 04, and 10, 11, 2024
Purpose of the Exam
  • The entrance exam is conducted for M.Tech admission in IITs, NITs, IIITs and other government and private engineering colleges.
  • GATE score is also valid for PSU recruitment.
Total No. of Subjects30
New Changes in GATE 2024
  • One paper on 'Data Science & Artificial Intelligence' added to the GATE 2024 syllabus
  • The application fees for SC/ST/PWD/Other candidates have been increased
  • No GATE exam centre outside India
Mode of the ExamOnline
GATE 2024 Exam CitiesBangalore, Bombay, Delhi, Guwahati, Kanpur, Kharagpur, Madras, Roorkee
Minimum EligibilityThe candidates must have passed a Bachelor’s degree such as B.Tech or a Master’s degree such as M.Sc.
Total No. of Questions in the Entrance Exam65
Total Marks100
Admission Process
  • Candidates aspiring for admission to IITs will have to participate in the COAP counselling process after GATE results
  • Candidates aspiring for admission to NITs will have to participate in the CCMT counselling process after GATE results.
Validity of GATE ScoreThree Years from the date of the Entrance Exam
Most Opted PaperMechanical Engineering
Least Opted PaperEcology & Evolution

Colleges Accepting Exam GATE :

What is GATE?

GATE (Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering) is a national-level examination, which is conducted for candidates seeking admission in Post Graduate Programmes (M.E., M.Tech, MS, Direct PhD) offered at institutes of national importance, including IITs and IISc, etc. with financial assistance from MHRD (Ministry of Human Resource Development). The GATE scores are also used by various PSUs (Public Sector Undertakings) to recruit candidates for prestigious jobs. A total of 30 papers are conducted as part of the GATE examination. Candidates can apply for only one of the papers based on the discipline of their qualifying degree or their admission plan. While applying for the paper of their choice, candidates must also keep in mind the eligibility criteria set by the institutions where they wish to get admission. 

GATE 2024 Important Dates

The important dates of GATE 2024 are as follows. Candidates must note that these dates are liable to change. Any change/modification in the GATE 2024 schedule shall be updated here. 

Release of GATE 2024 NotificationAugust 5, 2023
Commencement of GATE 2024 Registration through GOAPSAugust 30, 2023 (Started)
Last Date for GATE 2024 Registration Form Submission without late fee

September 29, 2023

Extended Date for Submission of Online Application Form with late feesOctober 13, 2023
GATE 2024 Registration Form CorrectionNovember 7 to 11, 2023
GATE Mock Test Links ActivatesDecember 2023
GATE 2024 Admit Card DownloadJanuary 3, 2024
GATE 2024 Date of ExaminationFebruary 3, 4 and 10, 11, 2024
GAtE 2024 Response Sheet releasing onFebruary 16, 2024
GATE 2024 Provisional Answer KeyFebruary 21, 2024
Challenging the GATE 2024 provisional answer keyFebruary 22 to 25, 2024
GATE 2024 Declaration of ResultMarch 16, 2024
Availability of GATE 2024 ScorecardMarch 23, 2024
Last Date to Download Scorecard without FeesMay 31, 2024
Extended Date to Download Scorecard with FeesJune 1 to December 31, 2024
GATE Counselling 2024March 2024

GATE Conducting Body

IISC Bangalore is the conducting body for the GATE 2024 exam.The Indian Institute of Science (IISc) and seven Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs at Bombay, Delhi, Guwahati, Kanpur, Kharagpur, Madras, and Roorkee) jointly administer the conduct of GATE. The operations related to GATE in each of the eight zones are managed by a zonal GATE Office at the IITs or IISc. The Organizing Institute (OI) is responsible for the end-to-end process and coordination among the administering Institutes. 

GATE 2024 Zones

GATE 2024 will be held in 8 Indian cities. Here is a tentative list showing the GATE 2024 zones where the exam will be conducted this year.

Zone 1- IISc Bangalore

Zone 2- IIT Bombay

Zone 3- IIT Delhi

Zone 4- IIT Guwahati

Zone 5- IIT Kanpur

Zone 6- IIT Kharagpur

Zone 7- IIT Madras

Zone 8- IIT Roorkee

What's New in GATE 2024?

Candidates appearing for the GATE 2024 exam starting from February 3, 2024, must be aware of the changes introduced in the exam pattern, exam centre, application fees, and syllabus. The latest changes have been listed under the "What's New in GATE 2024" section here. 

  • One new paper - 'Data Science and Artificial Intelligence' has been added to the GATE 2024 Syllabus this year, after which the total number of GATE exam papers has increased from 29 to 30.

  • The payable GATE 2024 registration fee for PWD/ST/SC candidates has been increased from INR 850 to INR 900; the GATE 2024 application fee amount, which was previously INR 1700 for all other candidates, has now been increased to INR 1800. 

  • The GATE 2024 exam will not be conducted at test centres outside India. 

Stages Involved in GATE Exam

The GATE qualifying entrance test can be segregated into the following stages:

  1. GATE Online Application Process (GOAPS)

  2. Availability of GATE admit card

  3. GATE entrance exam

  4. Result declaration of GATE 

  5. Beginning of the GATE counselling process

  6. Commencement of regular classes 

GATE Eligibility Criteria 2024

IISc Bangalore has released the GATE 2024 eligibility criteria that candidates must fulfil. Following are the general conditions of the GATE eligibility criteria 2024 -


GATE 2024 Eligibility

GATE 2024 Academic Qualification Requirement

  • Candidates must have a bachelor's degree in engineering/technology or a master's degree in any comparable science

  • Candidates who are in their last or pre-final year of their qualifying degree are also eligible to take GATE 2024.

  • Candidates who have achieved or are pursuing their qualifying degree outside of India: Must be in their third or higher year of study or have obtained a Bachelor's degree (duration: at least three years) in Engineering / Technology / Science / Arts / Commerce.

GATE Age Limit 2024

There is no age limit for GATE 2024 exam


  • Candidates must be holding Indian nationality

  • Candidates from other than India will be also eligible

GATE 2024 Educational Qualification Requirement Degree Wise

The GATE exam 2024 is conducted for various courses at various levels. Candidates can check the GATE 2024 educational qualification requirements given below. 


Educational Qualification Requirement

Description of Eligible Candidates

Expected Year of Completion of the Degree

B. Arch.

Candidate must have completed Bachelor’s degree in Architecture (5-year course) or Naval Architecture (4-year course) or Planning (4- year course)

Candidates must be currently in the 3rd year or higher or already completed the degree

2025 (for a 5-year degree), 2024 (for a 4-year degree)

BTech/ BE/ BPharm

Candidate must have finished the Bachelor’s degree in Engineering / Technology (4 years after 10+2 or 3 years after B.Sc. / Diploma in Engineering / Technology)

Candidate must be currently in the 3rd year or higher or already completed


B.Sc. (Research) / B.S.

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

Applicant should be currently in the 3rd year or higher 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.

Candidate must be either in the 5, 6, or 7 semester of their course or already completed the course


Pharm. D. (after Class 10+2)

Candidate must hold a 6 years degree program, consisting of internship or residency training, during third year onwards

Applicant must be currently in the 3, 5, 6, or 6 semester or already completed the course 


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

Any year

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

Candidate must hold a 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. / 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


BCom/BSc/ BA

Bachelor degree in any branch of commerce, arts, or science (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.)

Bachelor of Engineering (BE), Bachelor of Technology (BTech), or Bachelor of Architecture (BArch), or similar exam conducted by Professional Societies acknowledged by institutions like the Ministry of Education (MoE), the Union Public Service Commission (UPSC), or the All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE). Examples of such societies include the Association of Membership of Institution of Engineers-India (AMIE) and the Associate Membership of the Institute of Civil Engineers-India (AMICE), among others.

Completed Section A or equivalent of such professional courses

Enrolled Upto 31st May 2013*

B.Sc. (Agriculture, Horticulture, Forestry)

4-years degree programme

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


GATE 2024 Registration Form

The link to fill up the GATE application form 2024 has been activated on August 30, 2023, by IISc Bangaluru on its official website. The application process for GATE 2024 will be carried out by IISC Bangalore. The last date to fill up the GATE registration form 2024 as declared by the authorities is September 29, 2023. However, candidates will be able to fill up the application form further till October 13, 2023, by paying a late fee. The authorities will also open the GATE 2024 registration form correction window from November 7 to 11, 2023.

GATE 2024 Admit Card

The GATE admit card will be released by IISC Bangalore on January 3, 2024. The GATE 2024 admit card will be released for candidates who register for the exam. The GATE 2024 hall ticket is an important document that the candidates must carry with them to their respective GATE 2024 exam centres. To download the IIT GATE GOAPS 2024 admit card, candidates must enter their enrolment id and password.

How to download GATE 2024 admit card?

  • Visit the official GATE 2024 website.
  • Go to GATE GOAPS Login.
  • Enter your roll number and password.
  • Click on the link IISc Banglore GATE admit card 2024 link
  • The admit card will be available for download in pdf format.
  • Save it and print it to bring with you when you take the exam.

GATE 2024 Exam Pattern

GATE 2024 test pattern includes information on the manner of the exam, the number of questions offered, sections, marking scheme, and more. GATE exam pattern 2024 assists candidates in understanding the format in which the GATE question paper is created. Candidates can check the GATE 2024 exam pattern given below. 



Exam Mode

Computer Based Test (CBT)

Number of Papers


Duration of GATE 2024 exam

3 Hours

Questions Type

  • Multiple Choice Questions (MCQ)
  • Multiple Select Questions (MSQ) and/or
  • Numerical Answer Type (NAT) Questions

Number of Sections

General Aptitude (GA) + Candidate’s Selected Subject(s)

Number of Questions

65 Questions

Distribution of Marks in all Papers EXCEPT papers CY, AR, 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, EY, GG, MA, PH, ST, XH and XL

General Aptitude: 15 Marks +Subject Questions: 85 Marks = Total: 100 Marks

GATE 2024 Marking Scheme

1 mark and 2 marks questions

Negative Marking

  • For a wrong answer chosen in an MCQ, there will be negative marking
  •  For 1-mark MCQ, 1/3 mark will be deducted for a wrong answer
  •  For 2-mark MCQ, 2/3 mark will be deducted for a wrong answer
  • No negative marking for Incorrect answer(s) to MSQ or NAT question.

GATE 2024: Number of questions

Paper Code

General Aptitude Marks

Compulsory Marks

Subject Specific Marks

Total Marks

Total Duration 






3 hours






3 hours

Architecture (AR) Part A + Part B1 or B2

[B1: Architecture or B2: Planning]





3 hours

Geomatics Engineering (GE) - Part A + Part B

[B1: Surveying and Mapping or B2: Image Processing and Analysis]





3 hours

Geology & Geophysics (GG) - Part A + B

[B1: Geology or B2: Geophysics]





3 hours

XE (Engineering Mathematics)



2 x 35


3 hours

XH (Reasoning and Comprehension)





3 hours

XL (Chemistry)



2 x 30


3 hours

GATE Syllabus 2024

IISc Bangalore has issued the GATE 2024 syllabus for each paper. This year, the authorities have introduced a new paper on Data Science & Artificial Intelligence to the existing syllabus. Therefore, the GATE 2024 exam will be held for a total of 30 papers now. Candidates should go through the GATE 2024 syllabusof their respective papers and study thoroughly. The syllabus includes two sections - General Aptitude and Paper-specific. The GATE 2024 syllabus will comprise a list of subjects from which questions will be asked in the entrance test.

How to Prepare for GATE 2024

Candidates may enhance their confidence and do well in the entrance examination by following a few suggestions and techniques on how to prepare for GATE 2024. As a result, our experts at CollegeDekho created a list of tactics that applicants may use to prepare for the GATE. The strategies to crack the GATE 2024 exam in the very first attempt, month-wise preparation strategy, preparation timetable and exam important exam-day guidelines are availablewith us. Check the GATE 2024 preparation tips given below.

  • Candidates must go through the GATE 2024 exam pattern and syllabus and understand the marking scheme, topics, weightage
  • Prepare a proper GATE 2024 study plan at your convenience that includes all the topics of the syllabus
  • As per the study plan, begin your exam preparation. Study all the topics of the syllabus, understand the concepts and practise the practical questions
  • Attempt GATE previous year papers, GATE mock test 2024, and sample papers to improve your time management skills
  • Revise the complete syllabus from time to time
  • Refer to online tutorials or enrol to any of the top coaching institutes for GATE 2024 for top-notch preparation. 
  • Select the best books for GATE 2024 and the right study material.

GATE Previous Year Question Papers

This page link to GATE previous year papers and branch-specific model papers in PDF format for your test preparation is given in this section. To learn everything there is to know about GATE previous year papers, the candidates must go through our "GATE previous year question paper" page. Our page contains detailed information regarding the prior year's GATE question papers. You will also be given branch-specific model papers, as well as instructions on how to download them.

GATE 2024 Mock Test

IISc Bangalore will release the official GATE 2024 mock test in online mode. The GATE 2024 mock testis based on the identical format of the GATE exam and will assist ambitious students in better preparing for the exam. The goal of making mock examinations available is to provide applicants with a realistic experience of how an examination is conducted. In brief, the mock examinations will primarily boost the morale and confidence of students preparing to take the GATE 2024 exam. 

GATE 2024 Paper Analysis

The GATE exam analysis is prepared by renowned Engineering experts of CollegeDekho after the conducting body carries out the examination and the test-takers share their feedback with us through our feedback form. We prepare paper-wise GATE exam analysis so that the test-takers have detailed information regarding certain aspects of the exam or question paper such as the overall difficulty level of the question paper, expected number of good attempts, marking scheme and others.

GATE 2024 Sample Papers

The GATE candidates who practice a good number of GATE sample test papers become more confident in facing the challenges posed by the exam. The GATE sample test papers build the confidence of the test-takers by familiarizing them with expected GATE question types. These sample papers of GATE provide a fair bit of an idea regarding the GATE exam pattern and marking scheme to the test-takers. The direct link to download the GATE subject-wise sample test papers is given below. Also this year, a new paper has been added -  Data Science & Artificial Intelligence. GATE test-takers can find out the sample papers of the newly introduced subject as well. 

GATE 2024 Answer Key

IISc Bangalore will release the subject-wise GATE Answer Key 2024 in PDF format on February 21, 2024. Candidates will have the opportunity to file objections to the GATE Answer Key 2024 within the time frame allotted. The final GATE 2024 answer key will be provided for all papers. Candidates can utilize the paper and answer key to obtain their scores. To do so, assign 1 or 2 points to each correct response and subtract 1/3 or 2/3 points for each incorrect response. GATE Answer Key 2024 will be made available on the official website as soon as all phases of the exam are completed. 

Steps to Download GATE Answer Key 2024

Follow the steps given below to access the GATE 2024 exam answer key.

Step 1: Go to the GATE 2024 login page.

Step 2: Select the 'answer key' link.

Step 3: On the screen, the GATE question papers and answer keys will be presented.

Step 4: Download the GATE 2024 answer key as well as the accompanying question paper. It will only be available for download in PDF format.

GATE 2024 Response Sheet

Following the completion of the exam, the GATE Response Sheet 2024 will be available on February 16, 2024, on the official website of IISCBangalore. Candidates can access the system by entering their registration enrolment ID and password. The GATE response sheet, also known as the GATE sheet, includes answers and replies from applicants in their GATE answer papers. We recommend that you save the GATE answer sheet for future reference. 

How do I get the 2024 response sheet?

Candidates can get the GATE answer sheet 2024 by following the processes outlined below.

Step 1: Visit the official GATE 2024 website.

Step 2: Select the GATE 2024 response sheet link.

Step 3: Enter your registration/email ID and password.

Step 4: The GATE 2024 answer sheet will be displayed.

Step 5: Download the GATE response sheet 2024 in pdf format.

GATE 2024 Cutoff

A different cutoff for GATE 2024 exam is issued for each of the 30 papers, which differs by subject and category. The cut-off grades for admission to the different courses provided by the GATE 2024 participating colleges or institutions shall be determined by the colleges or institutions. Candidates who score better than the GATE Cutoff are frequently hired for high-paying positions at several PSUs. Only applicants who score equal to or higher than the qualifying GATE Cut-off scores for 2024 will be granted a scorecard. Based on the cutoff ranks, candidates can assess which colleges they might get into with the help of CollegeDekho's GATE 2024 College Predictor tool. 

Here are some GATE previous year's cutoff links - 

NITs GATE Cutoff 2023 - Check Previous Years' Cutoff, M.Tech Admission Process & Fee StructureGATE Electronics & Communication Engineering (ECE) Cutoff 2023 - Check Previous Year Cutoffs Here
IIT Bombay GATE Cutoff 2023: M.Tech Admission, Shortlist, Selection Criteria, Previous Year CutoffIIT Ropar GATE Cutoff 2023: M.Tech Admission Process, Selection Criteria, Previous Year Cutoff
IIT Kanpur GATE Cutoff 2023: M.Tech Admission Process, Selection Criteria, Previous Year CutoffIIT Gandhinagar GATE Cutoff 2023: M.Tech Admission Process, Selection Criteria, Previous Year Cutoff
IIT Kharagpur GATE Cutoff 2023: M.Tech Admission Process, Selection Criteria, Previous Year CutoffIIT Bhubaneswar GATE Cutoff 2023: M.Tech Admission Process, Selection Criteria, Previous Year Cutoff
IIT Patna GATE Cutoff 2023: M.Tech Admission Process, Selection Criteria, Previous Year Cutoff

IIT Madras GATE Cutoff 2023: M.Tech Admission Process, Selection Criteria, Previous Year Cutoff

IIT Guwahati GATE Cutoff 2023: M.Tech Admission Process, Selection Criteria, Previous Year CutoffIIT Jodhpur GATE Cutoff 2023: M.Tech Admission Process, Selection Criteria, Previous Year Cutoff
IIT Roorkee GATE Cutoff 2023: M.Tech Admission Process, Selection Criteria, Previous Year CutoffIIT (BHU) Varanasi GATE Cutoff 2023: M.Tech Admission Process, Selection Criteria, Previous Year Cutoff
IIT Hyderabad GATE Cutoff 2023: M.Tech Admission Process, Selection Criteria, Previous Year Cutoff IIT Delhi GATE Cutoff 2023: M.Tech Admission Process, Selection Criteria, Previous Year Cutoff
IIT Indore GATE Cutoff 2023: M.Tech Admission Process, Selection Criteria, Previous Year Cutoff---

GATE Result 2024

GATE 2024 results will be announced by IISC Bangalore on March 16, 2024. To view their GATE test result, candidates must log in to the GOAPs webpage. GATE scorecard provides the candidate's name, marks, scores, and rank. The GATE scorecard will be valid for only three years.  

How to download GATE 2024 Result

Follow the steps given below to check the GATE result 2024.

Step 1: Log in to the GATE GOAPS site.

Step 2: Enter the GATE roll number ID or email address and password to access.

Step 3: Select the result tab.

Step 4: The GATE 2024 result will be displayed on the screen.

After the release of GATE 2024 results, candidates can check their estimated ranks with the use of CollegeDekho's GATE 2024 Rank Predictor online tool. 

Step 5: Candidates can review the data and download the GATE test result for future use.

GATE 2024 Scorecard

The GATE scorecard 2024 will be made available online on March 23, 2024. Candidates will be able to get the GATE 2024 scorecard from the official GATE 2024 website. Candidates must submit their GATE login credentials 2024, such as their enrollment id and password, in order to get the scorecard.

How to Get the GATE 2024 Scorecard

Follow the instructions given below to download the GATE scorecard 2024. 

Step 1: Visit the official GATE 2024 website.

Step 2: Go to the GATE scorecard download page.

Step 3: Enter your enrolment id and password here.

Step 4: The GATE scorecard will be shown.

Step 5: Print off the GATE scorecard.

Based on the GATE scorecard, the centralized GATE 2024 Counselling process will be conducted for qualified candidates. 

Who are More Likely to Qualify for GATE?

An old Dutch proverb says- With Hardwork, you can get fire out of a stone which implies there is nothing in this Universe which can stop the students to crack GATE if they have put in the right amount of effort. Yet, there are certain types of students who are more likely to qualify GATE are:

  • Those who love doing research

  • Those aspiring to pursue higher studies in Science and Engineering in India

  • Those who possess sound technical skills

  • Those who aspire to study in IITs 

  • Those who dream about indulging in development and research programmes

GATE Score Used for PSU Recruitment

The Public Sector Undertakings use the GATE score to shortlist the candidates for Recruitment. Some of the organizations which accept the GATE score is GAIL, BHEL, IOCL, HALNTPC etc. Through this GATE score, candidates would get employed in a Group A level post under the Central Government. The details about the GATE score being used for recruitment is published in National Newspaper, Rozgar Samachar, Employment news etc. GATE 2024 scores would enable many students to apply for the above-mentioned PSUs.

Advantages of Appearing in GATE?

The biggest question that the students might have in their mind is what are the advantages of appearing in GATE. There are many advantages of appearing in GATE for the students but the major advantages that such students will have are:

  • They can pursue Post Graduation degree in the course they desire as GATE scores are also accepted by the top technology and science Institutes for M.Tech admissions

  • The students can get into the Public Sector Undertakings (PSUs) on the basis of their GATE rank

  • Top GATE rank holders are offered scholarships in the M.Tech colleges

Assistantship/ Scholarship for Post Graduate Programme

This particular facility is provided for the candidates who wish to avail financial assistance. In order to avail this opportunity, the candidates will have to secure their admission in one of the Central Government colleges. Almost 70% of the weightage is given to the GATE score and the remaining depends on the candidate’s performance in the interview and other rounds. 

The Assistantship /Scholarship is provided by the MHRD ministry so the candidates can avail this assistance following the guidelines given by the MHRD ministry. All the institutes would specify the number of candidates they are willing to take accordingly the candidates can secure their admission. Qualification in GATE is also a minimum requirement to apply for various fellowships awarded by many Government organizations. Students seeking financial assistance should be aware of the rules and regulations set by GATE authorities.

What if Not GATE?

One of the toughest and highly competitive exams in India, GATE receives lakhs of applicants every year out of which only a handful are selected. So what happens to those who are unable to qualify GATE? Do they have any other alternatives? 

The answer to the questions posed above is “Yes”. There are several other entrance exams conducted all over India for M.Tech aspirants who missed the chance of qualifying for GATE by a whisker. Here is a list of other M.Tech entrance exams other than GATE:

The names of the well known postgraduate entrance tests have been given above. There are several other entrance tests conducted for offering admission into postgraduate courses in science and technology where GATE scores do not matter.

Important GATE Articles

The list of all the important GATE 2024 articles are provided in the following table - 

What is a Good Score in GATE Mechanical Engineering (ME)GATE Physics (PH) Preparation Strategy (30 Days), Best Books, Important Chapters/ Topics
GATE Previous Year Question Papers (Available) – Download PDF for All 27 Subjects HereGATE: Check Previous Years' Electrical Engineering Difficulty Level & Expected Topic-Wise Weightage
How to Get Admission in M.Tech Courses at IITs, NITs Without GATE ScoreWhat is a Good Score in GATE CSE?
List of PSUs for Instrumentation Engineering Through GATE: Eligibility, Application Form, Selection Process, Average SalaryList of PSUs for Computer Science Engineering Through GATE: Eligibility, Application Form, Selection Process, Average Salary
GATE Mechanical Engineering (ME) Marks vs Rank vs Score AnalysisGATE Exam Day Instructions - Documents to Carry, Guidelines
GATE Rank vs Marks vs Score AnalysisSteps to Challenge GATE Answer Key - Last Date, Fees, Procedure, Refund Rules
GAIL Recruitment through GATE 2022: Dates, Eligibility, Application Form, Selection Process, Average SalaryGATE: List of Top 25 Government & Private Colleges for M.Tech Admission
List of NITs for GATE Score 600-700List of NITs for GATE Score 500-600
List of NITs for GATE Score 400-500GATE Economics Preparation Strategy - Major Topics, Study Plan, Sample Paper, Best Books
GATE Architecture & Planning Syllabus - Best Books, Preparation TipsGATE Biotechnology (BT) Subject Wise Weightage, Important Topics, Best Books
GATE Petroleum Engineering Preparation Strategy, Syllabus, Important Chapters, Best Books---

Important Dates

GATE 2024 Important EventsDates
Official Notification Date 05 Aug, 2023
Registration Date 30 Aug to 29 Sep, 2023
Admit Card Date 03 Jan, 2024
Exam Date 03 Feb to 11 Feb, 2024
Answer Key Release Date 21 Feb to 25 Feb, 2024
Declaration of Result Date 16 Mar, 2024
Counselling Date 20 Mar to 10 Apr, 2024 (*Tentative)

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FAQs about GATE

Can a GATE qualified candidate apply for M.Tech/M.E admission in institutes of national importance only?

No, in addition to the institutes of national importance, GATE qualified candidates can apply for admissions in any institute offering M.Tech/M.E/MS/Direct PhD admissions.

Who conducts the GATE exam every year?

GATE examination is conducted on a rotational basis by all the seven IITs and IISc Bangalore every year. GATE 2024 will be conducted by IISc Bangalore.

Do M.Tech colleges offer scholarships to top rank holders in GATE?

Yes, top GATE rank holders are offered scholarships by M.Tech colleges.

How can a candidate register and apply for GATE?

A candidate can register and apply for GATE via the GATE Online Application Processing System, which is commonly referred to as GOAPS

Is there a maximum age to take the GATE 2024 exam?

No, there is no upper age limit for GATE 2024 participation.


Can I participate in any GATE 2024 exam?

Although the candidate may select up to two papers from the available combinations, they should pick papers related to the field of their qualifying degree.


Is the category certificate required to be uploaded by the OBC (non-creamy layer) or EWS candidate?

No, there is no need for candidates to upload OBC/EWS category certificates. 


Is the category certificate required to be uploaded by the SC/ST/PwD candidate?

Yes, a category certificate is necessary to qualify for the application cost reduction.


How can I pay the fee for the GATE 2024 exam?

After completing the online application form on the GATE 2024 website, the payment option will be displayed. Any of the listed payment alternatives are available to the candidate. The candidate is required to pay any additional fees, such as service fees, processing fees, or bank fees.


How much fee should I pay to appear in Two papers of GATE 2024 examination?

For the GATE 2024 exam, the cost per paper is listed below. Students must note that the cost for two papers will be double that of a single paper.


Regular Period (August 30 to September 29, 2023)

Extended Period

(September 30 to October 13, 2023)

Female/SC/ ST/ PwD category candidates (per paper)

INR 900

INR 1400

All other candidates including foreign nationals (per paper)

INR 1800

INR 2300



How can I register for GATE 2024?

Candidates must complete and submit the GATE 2024 online application form in order to register for the entrance exam. For further information on how to complete and submit a GATE 2024 application, candidates can refer to the information above.


Can one email address be used to submit numerous GATE 2024 application forms?

No. There is a limit of one GATE application form 2024 per email address. The use of several email accounts when completing application forms is discouraged.


Will my application be rejected if my signature has not been uploaded in accordance with the requirements stated?

A DEFECTIVE mark will be placed on your application. You will receive a notification by email, SMS, or phone from the appropriate Zone to RECTIFY your DEFECT (by uploading a new signature image). Up until a certain point, you will have the opportunity to make corrections; after that point, your application will either be rejected or treated as provisional.


What forms of identification (ID) will be acceptable in the application?

The following legitimate photo identity documents and/or cards are approved for Indian applicants: Passport, PAN Card, Voter ID, Driving License, Aadhaar-UID (preferable). Foreign nationals may present documentation such as a valid passport, another official photo ID, or a driving licence.


How many GATE papers may I apply for?

A candidate may submit an application for ONE or TWO of the 30 papers listed in the GATE INFORMATION BROCHURE or on the GATE website (choosing from the list of combinations provided under Two Paper Combinations). The candidate is in charge of selecting the right paper. 

The following suggestions offer some principles in this regard:

  • The candidates are required to participate in paper(s) related to the field of their qualifying degree, up to two depending on the combinations listed in Two Paper Combinations.
  • However, the candidates are allowed to select any other paper in accordance with their admission strategy, keeping in mind the requirements of the institutions they desire to apply to for admission.

Can I participate in any of the sessions for a paper that is being held in more than one session?

NO. Each applicant will only be assigned with one of the many sessions of a specific paper.


Can I modify my GATE examination paper after submitting my application?

YES. A request for a change in the GATE examination paper can only be considered after the deadline for application submission and will be subject to an additional fee until 11 November 2023. After this date, no requests will be taken into consideration.


Can I modify the city where my GATE exam will be held after submitting my application?

Yes. Up until 11 November 2023, requests for the change of examination city will only be accepted after the deadline for application submission. Any requests received after this date won't be taken into account.


Is it possible for me to modify my Category after submitting my application?

YES. Category modification requests will only be accepted after the deadline for application submission and only against additional fees up until 11 November 2023. Any requests received after this date won't be taken into account.


Where can I find the GATE 2023 question paper?

Candidates can check our exam page to get the GATE 2023 memory based question paper.

Where and how can I access the GATE 2024 result from?

IISc Bangalore will release the GATE 2024 result on March 16, 2024, on the official website - Candidates can use their GATE 2024 login credentials to get their results.

When will the result of GATE 2024 be released?

The GATE result 2024 release date is March 16, 2024.

What is the GAT-B exam?

Graduate Aptitude Test - Biotechnology (GAT-B) all-India entrance test conducted annually to offer admissions to different courses in the department of biotechnology. 

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