Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering (GATE)

Exam Name GATE exam (Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering)
Exam Frequency Once a year
Exam Level National level
Exam Mode Online
Exam Duration

3 hours
Exam Date February 1, 2, 8 & 9, 2020
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  • Bachelor's degree holders in Engineering/Technology (4 years after 10+2 or 3 years after Sc/Diploma in Engineering/ Technology) and those who are in the final year of such programs.
Admission for which course?
  • ME (Master of Engineering)
  • MTech (Master of Technology)
  • Doctor of Philosophy
 Qualifying GATE is mandatory for admission to the courses offered at MHRD-supported institutes and other government agencies.
  • Engineering mathematics questions constituting 13-15 marks
  • General aptitude questions constituting 15 marks
  • Core questions constituting 70-72 marks
General aptitude questions (common for all streams) test analytic skills in verbal ability and numerical ability.


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