GATE Exam 2020 (Exam Pattern, Exam Dates, Eligibility Criteria & Application Process)

All about GATE Exam 2020: GATE or Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering is one of the top and difficult entrance exams for students of India. The exam is jointly organized and conducted by IISc Bangalore with seven IITs of India. They arrange the exam on behalf of MHRD, Government of India.

GATE Exam 2020 Important Dates:

  • GATE Admit Card 2020 was released on 3rd January 2020
  • The examinations were conducted on 1st & 2nd, 8th & 9th days of February 2020
  • GATE Exam results are scheduled to be released on 16th of March 2020

GATE Exam-2020 (Exam Pattern, Exam Dates, Eligibility Criteria & Application Process)

GATE is one of the important exams for all students who all trying to pursue higher education.

If you are preparing for the GATE 2020, then the exam will be taking place during February 1st, 2nd, 8th and 9th 2020. Not only are those, the centers for the examination spread in different cities throughout India. Apart from that all, there will be six other foreign cities where students living outside can give GATE. The test is online or Computer Based Test (CBT).


Name of the Exam GATE (Graduate Aptitude Test Engineering)
Conducting Mode of the Exam Online
Frequency Yearly Once
Duration of the Exam 3 hrs.
Date of the Examination 1st, 2nd, 8th & 9th of February 2020
No. of Applicants 8,58,030 (in 2020)
Releasing of Results 16th March 2020

To get a seat in any top college, you need to get the good marks in GATE exam. The GATE score will remain valid for three years after the results are out for the current session.

GATE Exam Student Registrations from 2010 to 2020

Year No. of Students Registered
2010 4,60,541
2011 6,12,568
2012 7,77,134
2013 12,00,728
2014 10,33,625
2015 9,27,580
2016 9,71,831
2017 9,22,167
2018 9,34,461
2019 9,27,000
2020 8,58,030

Why is the GATE Essential?

If you are thinking of getting into higher studies, then you need to qualify for the GATE exam. If you are eligible in it, then you can take admission in the following streams.

  1. You can go for the Master’s program as well as Doctoral programs in Engineering, Architecture, and Technology.
  2. If you are in a doctoral program, then you can go for the branches of Science, which are getting support from MHRD and Govt of India. 

There are some colleges where you can find that the students want to study without assistance from MHRD. But they need to know that to get here, and they need to get qualify in the GATE exam. In addition, it is mandatory in colleges to score good marks and qualify in the GATE exams. 

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