GATE 2020, Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering [Feb 2020]: Apply by Oct 1 [List of Companies Recruiting Updated]

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By: Usha | 26 Sep 2019 12:03 PM

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

  1. Master’s programs and direct Doctoral programs in  Engineering/Technology/Architecture
  2. 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.

IIT Delhi is the organising institute for GATE 2020.

GATE 2020

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.

Eligibility for GATE 2019
Qualifying Degree Qualifying Degree/
Description of Eligible
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 2020
B. Arch. Bachelor’s degree holders of Architecture (5 years course) Currently in the final year or already completed 2020
B.Sc. (Research)/ B.S. Bachelor’s degree in Science (Post-Diploma/4 years after 10+2) Currently in the 4th year or already completed 2020
Pharm. D.
(after 10+2)
Degree holders of 6 years program,
consisting of internship or residency
training during sixth year
Currently in the
4th/5th/6th year or
already completed
M.B.B.S. Degree holders of M.B.B.S. and
those who are in the 7th/8th/9th
semester of such programme.
7th, 8th, 9th or
already completed
M. Sc./ M.A./MCA or equivalent Master’s degree in any branch
of Science/Mathematics/Statistics/ Computer Applications
or equivalent
Currently in the final year or already completed 2020
Int. M.E./ M.Tech. (Post-B.Sc.) Post-BSc Integrated Master’s degree programs in
Engineering/Technology (4 years program)
Currently in the 2nd/ 3rd/4th year or already completed 2022
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 2021
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 already completed 2020
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 NA
How to register

Register online at this page from September 3, 2019 to October 1, 2019.

Important Dates
GATE Online Application Processing System (GOAPS) Website Opens Tuesday 3rd September 2019
Closing Date for Submission of (Online) Application Tuesday 24th September 2019
Extended Closing Date for Submission of (Online) Application Tuesday 1st October 2019
Last Date for Requesting Change of Examination City (an additional fee will be applicable) Friday 15th November 2019
Admit Card will be available in the Online Application Portal (for printing) Friday 3rd January 2020
GATE 2020 Examination
Forenoon: 9:00 AM to 12:00 Noon (Tentative)
Afternoon: 2:00 PM to 5:00 PM (Tentative)
1st February 2020
2nd February 2020
8th February 2019
9th February 2019
Announcement of the Results in the Online Application Portal Monday 16th March 2019

List of companies recruiting through GATE 2020

1. Power System Operation Corporation Ltd: Click here for details.

2. Oil and Natural Gas Corporation Ltd. (ONGC). Click here for details.

3. Power Grid Corporation of India Limited. Click here for details.

4. GAIL (India) Limited: Click here for details.

5. National Thermal Power Coproration (NTPC): Click here for details.

6. IndianOil Corporation: Click here for details.

7. Chenab Valley Power Projects, J&K: Click here for details.

(List will be updated as more notifications are issued)


Chairman, GATE
Indian Institute of Technology Delhi,
Hauz Khas, New Delhi 110 016

Ph: 011-26591750, 011-26596137, 011-26591749

For detailed information including syllabus, view the official brochure given here and visit the official website by clicking here


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