GATE 2024: Application Form, Exam Dates, Eligibility, Pattern

GATE 2024GATE 2024 Exam will be held in Computer Based Test (CBT) mode. Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering (GATE) is a a national level exam conducted once every year. It is organized every year jointly by IISc Bangalore & 7 IIT’s (IIT Bombay, IIT Guwahati, IIT Kanpur, IIT Madras, IIT Kharagpur, IIT Roorkee and IIT Delhi). It is mandatory to qualify GATE exam for students seeking admission in: (i) Master’s degree & direct doctoral programme in Engineering/ Architecture/ Technology and (ii) Doctoral program in relevant branches of Arts & Science. The exam is conducted to test the comprehensive understanding in various UG subjects in Engineering/ Technology/ Architecture and both UG & PG level subjects in Arts, Science & Commerce.

Through GATE, candidates will be given admission into PG degree courses such as M.E/ M.Tech & Ph.D. Candidates must check below article from application to counselling details regarding GATE 2024.

GATE 2024 Overview

Exam NameGATE 2024
Full FormGraduate Aptitude Test in Engineering
Exam LevelNational Level
Conducting AuthorityIIT’s
Combination of papers82
No. of Test cities219
Courses OfferedM.E, M.Tech, Ph.D
Application ModeOnline
Exam DateYet to be announced
Exam ModeOnline (Computer Based) mode

GATE 2024 Highlights

When will GATE 2024 application releases? – August 2023

In which mode apply will begin? – Online mode

When will GATE 2024 exam held? – Yet to be announced

Will I get correction facility? Yes

Is Notification for GATE 2024 out? Not yet

Will there be UG courses also? – No, only PG courses

In which mode GATE 2024 is held? – Online mode.

GATE 2024 Exam Dates

Check following table for tentative dates with its events regarding GATE 2024 here:

Notification releases3rd week of July 2023
Application form releases2nd week of August 2023
Last date to apply (without any late fee)3rd week of October 2023
Last date (with late fee)4th week of October 2023
Modification1st to 2nd week of November 2023
Rectification in formTill 3rd week of December 2023
Admit card availability2nd week of January 2024
GATE 2024 Exam2nd week of February 2024
Response2nd week of February 2024
Answer key releases3rd week of February 2024
Submission of challenge4th week of February 2024
Final answer key2nd week of March 2024
Result2nd week of March 2024
Score card2nd week of March 2024
COAP counselling3rd week of March 2024
CCMT counselling

GATE 2024 Application Form

Candidates must go through following steps while filling GATE 2024 application form:

  • The application form for GATE 2024 will be submitted via online mode.
  • Interested & eligible candidates will be able to fill the form from second week of August 2024.
  • The registration form will be accepted only of eligible candidates, so one must make sure they fulfil each eligibility criteria.
  • Candidates will be allowed to appear in any one or up-to two papers of the combination. However only single application form will be accepted.
  • More than one application form will be rejected without any refund of the application fee.
  • While filling application form, applicant will have to choose three exam cities as per their preferences.
  • Candidates must ensure they have provided each asked details in the form as incomplete details will lead to rejection.
  • All communication details will be sent to candidate’s registered number & ID, so it must be valid/ working.
  • The last date to apply for GATE 2024 exam will be third week of October 2024 without any late fee.
  • At last, candidates must not forget to take printout of completely filled in form for future use.

Application Fee:

  • Candidates will be allowed to submit the application fee via electronic payment modes.
  • The mode of payment includes credit card, debit card, net banking, UPI etc. method
  • The application fee as per different category will be as follows:
CategoryApplication Fee (without late fee)Application Fee (with late fee)
Female candidatesRs. 850/-Rs. 1350/-
SC/ ST/PwD categoryRs. 850/-Rs. 1350/-
All other categoryRs. 1700/-Rs. 2200/-
For Foreign National/ NRI’s
Exam centers in IndiaRs. 1700/-Rs. 2200/-
  • For two papers, application fee will be twice as in single paper.
  • In any case, application fee will be non-refundable.

How to Apply for GATE 2024

  • Visit official website (Link will be given above)
  • Click on, ”Register Here” tab on the Home Page.
  • Fill all personal & educational details in the form.
  • Enter working email ID & phone number.
  • Login using enrolment number & ID proof.
  • Fill other asked & complete the application process.
  • Upload documents including passport size photograph & signature in prescribed format.
  • Preview the application details before fee submission.
  • Submit the application fee as per your category.
  • Now, a confirmation page will appear on your screen.
  • Take its printout & keep it safe till future use.

GATE 2024 Application Correction

GATE 2024 application correction will be available via online mode. In few particulars, it will be allowed with the release of application form only. Candidates will be allowed to make correction in Name, D.O.B, Parent’s details, correspondence address & qualifying degree details.

Though, correction facility will be provided through login options only. Candidates will also have to submit the required fee to edit their incorrect details in the form. It will be for limited time period only, so make sure not to miss the opportunity as incorrect details will lead to rejection of candidature.

GATE 2024 Eligibility Criteria

Candidates must check following eligibility norms before filling GATE 2024 application form:

General Eligibility:

  • Qualification: One must have completed study in 3rd year or higher year of any undergraduate degree program in the field of Engineering/ Commerce/ Technology/ Arts/ Architecture/ Science.
  • Age Limit: There is no age limit to appear for GATE exam.

Course wise Eligibility:

Qualifying DegreeQualifying Degree ExaminationEligibility Year of Qualification (not later than)
B.E/B.Tech/ B.PharmBachelor’s degree holders in Engineering Technology (4 year after 10+2 OR 3 year after B.Sc/ Diploma in Technology/ Engineering)Currently in 3rd year OR higher grade OR already completed2025
B.Sc. Research/ BSBachelor’s degree in Science (Post Diploma/ 4 years after 10 +2)Currently in 3rd year OR higher grade OR already completed2025
B.ArchBachelor’s degree of Architecture (5 year course)/ Planning (4 year course)/ Naval Architecture (4 year course)Currently in 3rd year OR higher grade OR already completed2026 (for 5 years) & 2026 (for 4 year)
B.Sc./ B.Com/ BABachelor’s degree in branch of Arts/ Commerce/ Science (3 year program)Currently in 3rd year OR higher grade OR already completed2024
MBBSDegree holders of MBBS 5th , 6th, 7th OR higher semester OR already completed2025
M.A/ M.Sc/ MCA or equivalentMaster’s degree in any branch of Science/ Computer Application/ Statistics/ Mathematics/ Arts or equivalentCurrently in 3rd year OR higher grade OR already completed2025
Pharm D (after 10+2)6 year of diploma degree program, consisting of Internship OR residency training.Currently in 3rd/4th / 5th/ 6th year OR already completed2027
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)Currently in 3rd / 4th/ 5th year OR already completed2026
Int. M.Sc. / Int. BS-MSIntegrated M.Sc. OR 5 year Integrated BS-MS programCurrently in 3rd year OR higher grade OR already completed2026
Int. M.E/ M.Tech (Post B.Sc.)Post-BSC Integrated Master’s degree program in Engineering Technology (4 year programs)Currently in 1st/2nd/3rd/ 4th year OR already completedAny Year

GATE 2024 Exam Pattern

Candidates must keep in mind about following exam pattern for GATE 2024:

  • Duration: Candidates will be given 3 hours to solve the paper.
  • Mode of Exam: GATE 2024 will be held via online (Computer Based Test) mode.
  • Type of Questions: There will be Multiple Choice Questions (MCQ), Multiple Select Questions (MSQ) and Numerical Answer Type (NAT).
  • Types of Sections: Question paper will consists of General Aptitude (GA) + Subject (selected by candidate).
  • No. of Questions: Total of 10 (GA) + 55 (Subjects) = 65 questions in the exam.
  • Marking Scheme: There will questions carrying 1 & 2 marks.
  • Negative marking: 1 marks MCQ will deduct -1/3 marking and 2 marks question will deduct -2/3 marks. There will be no negative marking in MSQ & NAT type questions.

Candidates must also check following table detail marking scheme:

Paper CodeGeneral Aptitude (GA) MarksSubject MarksTotal Marks TIme
AE, BT, AG, CH, CE, CY, CS, EE, EC, EY, ES, MA, IN, MN, ME, PE, MT, PI, MH, ST, TF, BM1585100180 minutes
GE (part A + B)   (section I or section II)1555+30100180 minutes
XE (section A + any two sections)1515+(2×35)100180 minutes
XL (Section P + any two sections)1525+(2×30)100180 minutes
XH (section B1 + any one section)1525+60100180 minutes
CG (part A + part B) (Section 1 geology or section 2 geophysics)1525+60100180 minutes
AR (part A + part B) (B1: Architecture or B2: Planning)1560+25100180 minutes

GATE 2024 Syllabus

The GATE 2024 syllabus will be released by the authorities. It will be published separately on the website along with release of information brochure. Below we have provided some of the important topics for some branches:

Civil Engineering: Structural engineering, engineering mathematics, geotechnical engineering.

Electronics & Communication Engineering: Digital circuit, Signal and system, analog circuits, electronic devices, engineering mathematics.

Architecture and Planning: Environmental planning and design, architecture and design, construction, building and structure, and management.

Mathematics: Functional analysis, numerical analysis, linear algebra, complex analysis, algebra.

Chemical Engineering: Fluid mechinic and mechanical operations, engineering mathematics, process calculations and thermodynamics.

Petroleum Engineering: Oil and gas well testing, petroleum formation evaluation, algebra etc.

Aerospace Engineering: Flight mechanics, space dynamics, engineering mathematics, structures, aerodynamics, propulsion

GATE Preparation Tips

Students are advised to take some help from following tips while preparing for GATE exam:

  • Check complete exam pattern & syllabus.
  • Prepare short notes on regular basis for your ease
  • Allot equal time to each subject.
  • In last few days, focus on your stronger topics more.
  • Keep practicing yoga & meditation for calm mind.
  • Practice from sample papers & mock tests.
  • Point out your mistake & remember them before & at the time of examination.
  • Eat health & sleep properly to avoid getting panic.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ’s)

Answer: No, students are allowed to appear for GATE exam any no. of times.

Answer: Yes, any candidates studying in last year of any UG course in year of admission will be eligible for GATE 2024.

Answer: Although, GATE 2024 application form is yet to be released. But, link will be updated in our article when its published.

Answer: No, it is mandatory to carry hard copy of GATE 2024 admit card along with one ID proof at examination hall.

Answer: Yes, reserved category candidates will also have to submit caste certificate.

Answer: One scribbled pad will be given at any point of time during GATE 2024 exam for rough work purpose.

Answer: No, you will be able to select two papers in given set of combination in a single form only.

Answer: No, candidates will be provided with virtual scientific calculator which has to be used to answer the questions.

GATE Papers & Codes

Aerospace EngineeringAEMathematicsMA
Architecture & PlanningARInstrumentation EngineeringIN
Agricultural EngineeringAGMining EngineeringMN
Bio medical EngineeringBMMechanical EngineeringME
Civil EngineeringCEMetallurgical EngineeringMT
Geology & GeophysicsGGBiotechnologyBT
Chemical EngineeringCHPhysicsPH
Geomatics EngineeringGEPetroleum EngineeringPE
Engineering SciencesXENaval Architecture & Marine EngineeringNM
Computer Science & Information TechnologyCSTextile Engineering & Fibre ScienceTF
Electrical EngineeringEEStatisticsST
Ecology & EvolutionEYLife SciencesXL
Environmental Science & EngineeringESHumanities & Social SciencesXH
ChemistryCYProduction & Industrial EngineeringPI
Electronics and Communication EngineeringEC

GATE 2024 Admit Card

GATE 2024 admit card will be made available via online mode. No printed copies of hall ticket will be posted to candidates. Admit card is valid if & only if one’s photograph & signature image is clear. So, one must be ensure all details are complete & correct as well image is in prescribed format & clear.

Admit card contains all details related to exams such as exam date, time & venue and exam instructions. It will be mandatory to carry hall ticket along with one valid ID proof at examination hall.

GATE 2024 Answer Key

Candidates will be able to download/ check GATE 2024 answer key via online mode. First, authority will release provisional answer key. It will be available in third week of February 2024. Candidates will be also allowed to make objection against provisional key before last week of February.

After receiving all the objection, authority will publish final answer key. It will be published in second week of March 2024. With the help of answer key, students will be able to predict their marks before result declaration.

GATE 2024 Result

Once final answer key will be published, authority will announce GATE 2024 Result. It will be available via online mode. Candidates will have to use their login credentials to download result. Result will be declared in second week of March 2024.

All the details in the result must be correct & valid, in case of any mistake candidate must contact officials. At last, also take print out of your result for future use.

GATE 2024 Score Card

GATE 2024 score card will be published in the website after result declaration. Candidates will be able to download their score card through login by entering application number & passwords.

GATE scores will be helpful for candidates to get admission in M.E/ M.Tech in various institutions. It will be valid for 3 years after result declaration. One must make sure to keep its printout safe for further admission process.

GATE 2024 Cut Off

The cut off criteria for GATE 2024 will be released separately by various institute as well as official authority. Cut off are the minimum marks one have to score to qualify the examination.

Cut off marks varies for different category candidates. We will update the cut off in our article institute wise & by officials also whenever it will be out officially.

GATE 2024 Counselling

GATE 2024 counselling will be held via online mode. COAP & CCMT will conduct GATE 2024 counselling separately. For COAP, it will start in third week of March 2024. For CCMT, it will publish later in May/ June 2023.

Seats will be given to candidates after downloading Provisional Admission Letter (PAL) and after reporting at allocated institutes. Also, candidates will have to submit the fee & verify the following documents:

  • 12th Marksheet
  • Category certificate (if required)
  • Photo ID proof
  • Transfer certificate
  • Migration certificate
  • Self-attested photo copies of the documents & fee proof.
  • D.O.B proof
  • GATE score card copies

GATE Participating Institutes

Check following list of various GATE 2024 participating institutes:

  • Indian Institute of Technology, Madras
  • Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur
  • Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur
  • Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay
  • Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi
  • Indian Institute of Technology, Guwahati
  • Indian Institute of Technology, Roorkie
  • Banaras Hindu University
  • Calcutta University
  • Aligarh Muslim University
  • Jawaharlal Nehru University, JNU
  • Vellore Institute of Technology, VIT
  • Ramakrishna Mission Vidyamandira

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