GATE 2025: Notification, Registration, Exam Date, Syllabus, Paper

GATE 2025GATE Exam 2025 will be conducted in first week of February 2025. IIT Roorkee is the conducting authority which will release GATE 2025 notification in August 2024. To kick start the GATE preparation early, students must follow the syllabus, exam pattern, question papers and preparation strategy.

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GATE is a national-level examination conducted for candidates who seeks admission into M.E./ M.Tech etc. Graduate Student or appearing in final year of Graduation in Engineering, Technology, Science, Architecture & Humanities are eligible to apply.

GATE (Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering) is conducted by IISC Bengaluru & Seven IITs (IIT Delhi, IIT Bombay, IIT Madras, IIT Guwahati, IIT Kanpur, IIT Kharagpur, IIT Roorkee) on the rotational basis. GATE Exam scores are also accepted by several Public Sector Undertakings (PSUs) in their recruitment process. Throughout this article, we have given all the important details related to GATE 2025 including exam dates, application form, eligibility and much more.

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GATE Exam 2025 Overview

Exam NameGATE 2025
Full FormGraduate Aptitude Test in Engineering
Exam Conducting AuthorityIIT Roorkee
Level of ExamNational Level
CoursesME/ M.Tech/ M.Arch/ M.Plan
Frequency of ExamOnce a Year
Total Test Paper30
Mode of ApplicationOnline Mode
Exam ModeOnline (CBT)

GATE 2025 Exam Dates

Here in the table, we have provided GATE 2025 exam dates:

EventsDates 2025 (Tentative)
Notification release date1st week of August 2024
Release of application form4th week of August 2024
Last date to to submit application form without late fee2nd week of October 2024
Last date to submit form with late fee3rd week of October 2024
Modification/ Correction in registration form3rd week of November 2024
Release of admit card1st week of January 2025
GATE Exam 20251st week of February 2025
Candidates responses2nd week of February 2025
Answer key availability4th week of February 2025
Last date to submit objections/ challenges4th week of February 2025
Final answer key release1st week of March 2025
Announcement of the result2nd week of March 2025
Downloading of Score card4th week of March 2025
Counselling begins (COAP)3rd week of March 2025

GATE 2025 Application Form

Checkout the below details to know all about GATE 2025 Application Form:

  • Candidates will be able to fill registration form of GATE Exam 2025 from first week of August 2024.
  • Application form will only be accepted through online mode. No offline facility will be provided to submit it.
  • Each registered candidate will be provided the unique enrolment ID after the successful registration.
  • One must fill the application form with details i.e. personal, address, communicational, exam centre choices, paper choice, qualifications, etc.
  • Documents i.e. photograph, signature, photo identity & caste certificates must be uploaded in the GATE application form 2025.
  • Candidates will be able to apply for one or up to two paper combinations. However, only single application form will be received by the authority.
  • Last date to fill application form will be in second week of October 2024 without any late fee.
  • Candidates are advised to not send printout of filled application form & uploaded certificate/ documents to the zonal GATE offices.
  • Authority will also provide correction facility to the candidates in third week of November 2024 if, they have done any mistake in details.
  • Take printout of the filled-in application form and keep it safe for further references.

Application Fee:

  • Candidates will be able to pay registration fee through online mode.
  • Debit card/ credit card/ net banking/ Wallet/ UPI will be the online payment gateways.
  • Candidates must remember that fee will be non-refundable (except when two paper combination is removed by the authority) & non-transferable.

Check the table below to know category wise application fee:

CategoryApplication Fee
Without Late FeeWith Late Fee
Female/ SC/ ST/PwDRs. 900/-Rs. 1400/-
All other categoryRs. 1800/-Rs. 2300/-

How to Apply for GATE 2025

  • Step-1: Navigate to the online GATE website (Link will be given above).
  • Step-2: On the homepage click “Register Here” button.
  • Step-3: Enter asked details & email ID/ valid mobile number.
  • Step-4: Fill all asked details in the application form.
  • Step-5: Upload required documents in prescribed size & format.
  • Step-6: Pay the application fee through electronic payment method.
  • Step-7: Check the status of application form through login.
  • Step-8: Take printout of the registration and keep it safe for further purpose.

GATE 2025 Application Correction

GATE 2025 Application correction window will be opened in third week of November 2024 through online mode. Candidates will be able to modify/ change particular details in the application form. Candidates must correct details using login credentials i.e. application number or date of birth.

Correction may be allowed to the candidates in few of details i.e. name, parents details, qualifying scores/ qualifying degree, date of birth, address etc. To make correction in the GATE application form, candidates will need to submit a fee.

GATE 2025 Eligibility Criteria

In this section, we have provided GATE Eligibility criteria that candidates will need to check before filling the application form:

  • Qualifications: Candidates who are appearing 3rd year of undergraduate programme/ who have completed any government approved degree in the field of Engineering/ Technology/ Science will be eligible to apply.
  • Age Limit: There will be no upper or lower age criteria to apply for GATE Exam 2025.

In the table below, check course wise eligibility criteria:

Qualifying Degree or ProgrammeQualifying Degree/ ExaminationEligibility Description
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 completed
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 completed
MBBS/ BDS/ BV.Sc.Degree holders of MBBS/ BDS/ BV.Sc. or candidates who are appearing in 5th/ 6th/ 7th sem of programme5th , 6th, 7th OR higher semester OR already completed
B.Sc. Research/ BSBachelor’s degree in Science (Post Diploma/ 4 years after 10 +2)Currently in 3rd year OR higher grade OR already completed
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 completed
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 completed
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 completed
B.Sc. Agriculture/ Horticulture/ Forestry4 Years Degree/ ProgrammeCurrently in 3rd/4th year OR already completed
Int. M.Sc. / Int. BS-MSIntegrated M.Sc. OR 5 year Integrated BS-MS programCurrently in 3rd year OR higher grade 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 year program)Currently in 3rd / 4th/ 5th year OR already completed
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 completed

GATE 2025 Exam Pattern

Here candidates must check the exam pattern & related details of GATE 2025:

  • Exam Mode: GATE Exam 2025 will be conducted in online mode (CBT).
  • Time: Total 3 hours will be provided to the candidates to solve the paper.
  • Sections: Question paper will include General Aptitude (GA) & Candidate’s Selected Subjects.
  • Number of Papers: GATE will have total 30 test papers.
  • Question Type: Multiple Choice Questions (MCQs), Multiple Select Questions (MSQs) & Numerical Answer Type (NAT) will be asked in the exam.
  • Total Questions: There will be total 65 questions in the question paper (10 general aptitude + 55 subject).
  • Marking Scheme: 1 or 2 marks will be provided for correct answers.
  • Negative Marking: For 1 mark of MCQ 1/3 mark will be deducted & for 2 marks of MCQ 2/3 marks will be deducted. There will be no negative marking in MSQ & NAT questions.
  • Partial Marking: There will be no partial marking for any of the question.

Check distribution of marks in different paper code for GATE 2025 in the table below:

Paper CodeGeneral Aptitude (GA) MarksCompulsory SectionSubject MarksTotal Marks
AE, AG, BM, BT, CE, CH, CS, EC, EE, ES, IN, ME, MN, MT, NM, PE, PI, TF; Subject marks in these papers include questions on Engineering Mathematics (13 marks), which are paper-specific.1585100
AR: Part A is Common and Compulsory. Part B1/B2 can be selected during the exam. B1 – Architecture B2 – Planning156025100
CY, EY, ST, DA, PH, MA1585100
GE (Part A is common & compulsory
B1 & B2 can be selected during exam
B1 – Surveying & mapping & B2 is image processing & analysis
GG (Part A is common & compulsory
Part B can either be Geology (B1) or Geophysics (B2) which must be chosen at the time of application
XE: Section A (Engineering Mathematics) is Common and Compulsory. Applicants must select any TWO of the other sections during the exam.1515(2×35)100
XL: Section P (Chemistry) is Common and Compulsory. Applicants must select any TWO of the other sections during the exam1525(2×30)100
XH: Section B1 (Reasoning and Comprehension) is Common and Compulsory. Applicants must select any ONE of the other sections at the time of application.152560100

GATE 2025 Syllabus

GATE Exam 2025 Syllabus (PDFs) can be obtained subject wise online on the website. The Syllabus includes important topics from the respective subjects & general aptitude. GATE Syllabus should be foremost checked by students to start their exam preparation.

Here, we have provided few important GATE subject wise topics:

  • General Aptitude: Analytical aptitude, spatial aptitude, verbal aptitude, quantitative aptitude.
  • Civil Engineering: Water resources engineering, structural engineering, transportation engineering, engineering mathematics, geotechnical engineering.
  • Aerospace Engineering: Engineering mathematics, flight mechanics, propulsion, space dynamics, structures, aerodynamics.
  • Chemical Engineering: Fluid mechanic and mechanical operations, heat transfer, engineering mathematics, mass transfer, process calculations and thermodynamics, chemical technology.
  • Electronics & Communication Engineering: Digital circuit, control system, signal and system, analog circuits, electronic devices, engineering mathematics.
  • Architecture and Planning: Environmental planning and design, planning process, housing, architecture and design, construction & management, building and structure.

GATE 2025 Preparation Tips

This section will give a clear insight in how to prepare for GATE Exam 2025:

  • First & most important thing is to know syllabus & pattern completely.
  • Make a solid timetable to prepare on the regular basis.
  • Begin your preparation early & collect notes & study materials or relevant books.
  • Go through the previous years GATE exam question papers & solve mock tests as well.
  • Take regular breaks in between your study time & stay motivated.
  • Create short notes & make revisions.
  • To prepare for verbal ability, start reading english newspapers & magazines.

GATE Books

Here we have provided the list of best books recommended by various experts to the candidates:

  • Reasoning & Aptitude for GATE & ESE: by Made Easy Editorial Board
  • GATE general aptitude: by GKP
  • Computer Science & Information Technology: by Arihant Publications
  • Electrical Engineering- Guide: by GK Publications Ltd.
  • IES Master GATE Civil Engineering: by Generic

GATE Exam Centres 2025

We have provided tentative examination cities, where GATE exam will be conducted by the IIT Roorkee:

Ambala, Kurukshetra, Hamirpur, Kangra, Madi, Bilaspur, Shimla-Solan, Ludhiana, Mohali, Chandigarh, Patiala, Amritsar, Pathankot, Bhatinda, Jalandhar, Noida, Saharanpur, Gaziabad, Meerut, Moradabad, Muzaffarnagar, Haldwani, Dehradun, Roorkee

GATE Exam 2025 Papers & Codes

Here, we have provided GATE Exam codes according to the papers below:

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

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ’s):

Answer: IIT Roorkee is responsible for organising GATE Exam 2025.

Answer: There is no attempt limit, one can appear in any number of time for GATE exam.

Answer: As of now, no changes have been announced yet in GATE Syllabus 2025. DA (Data Science & Artificial Intelligence) paper was added last year.

Answer: Yes, GATE is considered as one of the toughest Engineering exam for admission in PG courses. Of all branches, Electrical Engineering & CSE are the toughest one. Mechanical branch in M.Tech has high competition because of more number of candidates.

Answer: No, only single application form will be accepted. Two paper options will be selected based on the given set of combination.

Answer: No, there will be no need to upload OBC-NCL or EWS certificate. However, SC/ ST/ PWD candidates will be required to upload their certificates to avail the concession in fee.

Answer: No changes in examination paper will be entertained in any case.

Answer: You will be able to check status of your application form by logging to the website.

Answer: Yes, candidates who are appearing their 3rd year in engineering/ commerce/ science/ technology/ arts/ architecture will be eligible to apply for GATE 2025.

Answer: No, application fee will be non-refundable and non-transferable in any circumstance.

GATE 2025 Admit Card

Admit card of GATE 2025 will be made available to the candidates in first week of January 2025. It will be released online on the website. No printed copy of GATE 2025 admit card will be send to the aspirants. Candidates must download their admit card as soon as possible before the conduct of examination.

Check all the details carefully printed on hall ticket and if in case of any discrepancy in details contact the authority immediately. Candidates will need to appear for examination on the date and time as mentioned on GATE admit card. On the day of examination, candidates will need to bring identity proof & admit card together.

GATE 2025 Answer Key

GATE 2025 Answer Key will be available through online mode in PDF format. It will be downloaded by the aspirants from fourth week of February 2025. Candidates will be able to submit contests against the provisional answer key during the specific time. To raise objections against the GATE answer key, candidates will need to pay a requisite fee.

Final answer key will be released once the evaluation will be finalized. Based on the final answer key, result will be declared. Final answer key will be released in first week of March 2025. With the help of answer key, candidates will be able to know their estimate scores.

GATE 2025 Result

Result will be announced through online mode in first week of March 2025. Candidates must check their results using login details. GATE 2025 Result will contain details i.e. name of the candidate, roll number, enrollment number, total marks, marks obtained by the candidates etc.

In the result, candidates must check and verify all details carefully. In case of any doubt or misprint details, contact to the authority. Candidates are advised to take printout of the GATE Result for future references.

GATE 2025 Score Card

Process to download GATE 2025 Score Card will be started from the fourth week of March 2025. Qualified candidates will be able to download their admit card from the website. Candidates are advised to keep a electronic version of score card safe for further references.

GATE Score Card will be valid for three years from the date of announcement of result. Aspirants must download their score card during the given time period. After the given time, candidates will have to pay Rs. 500/- per test paper to obtain their score card.

GATE 2025 Cut Off

Cut off of GATE 2025 will be the minimum scores that candidates should obtain in order to be eligible for admission. GATE Cut Off will be released through online mode. Cut off will be released individually by the participating/ all institutes. Qualifying marks will be different for all the exam papers.

Cut off will varies as per the category of candidates. Two type of cut off will be released by the authority i.e. qualifying cut off, admission cut off. There will be various factors that dertermines the cut off i.e. number of students appeared in exam, total availability of seats, difficulty level of exam.

Candidates must check the table below, to get expected cut off:

Paper CodeCut off Marks (Last year cut off)
Electrical Engineering2522.516.6
Mechanical Engineering (ME)28.425.518.9

GATE 2025 Counselling

CCMT & COAP will be the authority to conduct GATE 2025 counselling, separately. It will be organised through online mode. GATE Counselling 2025 will take place in different stages i.e. online registration, choice filling & locking, seat allotment, document verification etc. It will be started from third week of March 2025 by COAP.

On the successful allotment of seats, candidates must download their provisional admission letter from the website. Shortlisted candidates must report to the allotted institutes for further admission related activities. Admission to the candidates will be finalized after verification of documents & submission of admission fee.

Get list of the important documents which will be required for verification on reporting day:

  • Proof of payment of Seat Acceptance Fee
  • Provisional seat allotment letter
  • Passport size photographs
  • One set of attested photocopies
  • Migration certification
  • Transfer certificate
  • Printout of the registration form
  • Original documents which candidate has uploaded in the application form etc.

Participating Institutes of GATE

Check the list below to know participating institutes of GATE:

  • Indian Institute of Technology, Guwahati
  • Indian Institute of Technology, Roorkee
  • Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur
  • Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur
  • Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay
  • Indian Institute of Technology, Madras
  • Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi
  • IISC, Bangalore
  • Banaras Hindu University
  • Jawaharlal Nehru University
  • Vellore Institute of Technology
  • Calcutta University

If you have any other questions related to GATE 2025 on your mind, then feel free to ask us in the comment box below.

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