GATE 2024 Exam

GATE 2024 Exam, Syllabus, Dates, Preparation Strategy

Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering (GATE)

What is GATE EXAM?

Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering (GATE) is an examination which is conducted for Master of Engineering (ME), Masters in Technology (M.Tech) and direct PhD admissions to Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs), National Institutes of Technology (NITs), Indian Institutes of Information Technology (IIITs) and other institutes/universities across India.

GATE Score is also needed to get a job in PSUs (Public Sector Undertaking Organisations) like ONGC, NTPC, GAIL, HPCL, PGCIL, BHEL, BSNL, HPCL, NHPC, BARC, DRDO, etc.

GATE is an All-India examination administered and conducted in eight zones across the country by the GATE Committee comprising of faculty members from IISc, Bangalore and other seven IIT’s on behalf of the National Coordinating Board, Department of Education, Ministry of Human Resources Development.

Table of Contents

  • GATE Exam Organizing Institutes
  • GATE Paper Codes
  • GATE 2024 Eligibility
  • GATE 2024 Exam Preparation Strategy
  • GATE 2024 Exam Schedule
  • Subject Specialization Priority
  • GATE Cutoff Marks
  • GATE 2024 Resources
  • GATE Virtual Calculator
  • List of IITs
  • List of NITs
  • List of IIITs

GATE 2024 EXAM : Changes in GATE Exam

  • Two new subjects –Geomatics Engineering (GE) and Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering (NM). The total number of subjects has increased to 29.
  • In another newly introduced change, students applying for GATE EXAM 2024 can also opt for two different papers from the prescribed set of combinations.
  • Eligibility criteria to appear for GATE-2024 is relaxed from the minimum 10+2+4 (ongoing) to minimum 10+2+3 (ongoing), enabling even those in the third year of their undergraduate studies to appear for the examination, thus providing an additional opportunity to candidates to improve their performance to secure better career options.
  • All test papers of GATE EXAM 2024will be entirely objective type. Pattern of questions may include (i) Multiple Choice Questions (MCQ), (ii) Multiple Select Questions (MSQ), and/or (iii) Numerical Answer Type (NAT) questions.

Combination of Two Papers Allowed in GATE 2024

(Subject to availability of infrastructure and schedule)

 

Code of The First (Primary) PaperCodes of Papers Allowed as The Second Paper
AENM, XE
AGES, GE, XE, XL
ARCE
BMBT, EC, IN, XL
BTBM, XL
CEAE, AR, ES, GE, NM
CHPE , XE
CSEC, GE, MA, ST
CYXL
ECIN, PH, EE, CS, GE
EEEC, IN
ESAG, CE, GE
EYXL
GECE, GG, ES, MN
GGGE, MN, PE, PH
INEC, EE, PH
MACS, GE, PH, ST
MEAE, CH, NM, PI, XE
MNGE, GG, XE
MTPH, XE
NMAE, CE, XE
PECH, GG, XE
PHEC, GE, GG, IN, MA, MT, ST, XE
PIME, MT, XE
STMA, PH
TFXE
XEAE, AG, CH, ME, MN, MT, PE, PI, TF, NM
XHST
XLBM, BT, CY, EY

GATE 2024 Exam Organizing Institutes

The exam is jointly conducted by IIT Bombay, IIT Delhi, IIT Guwahati, IIT Kanpur, IIT Kharagpur, IIT Madras, IIT Roorkee and Indian Institute for Science, Bangalore (IISC Bangalore), on rotational basis. The following table shows the organizing institutes in various years:

Year

Organizing Institute

2023IIT Kanpur
2022IIT Kharagpur
2021IIT Bombay
2020IIT Delhi
2019IIT Madras
2018IIT Guwahati
2017IIT Roorkee
2016IISc Bangalore
2015IIT Kanpur
2014IIT Kharagpur
2013IIT Bombay
2012IIT Delhi
2011IIT Madras
2010IIT Guwahati
2009IIT Roorkee
2008IISc Bangalore
2007IIT Kanpur
2006IIT Kharagpur
2005IIT Bombay

GATE 2024 Exam Paper Codes

Now while filling GATE Exam form, candidates can apply for two subject papers from the prescribed set of combinations out of the 29 papers listed in the table given below. Candidates are expected to appear in a paper appropriate to the discipline of their qualifying degree. However, candidates are free to choose any paper according to their admission plan, keeping in mind the eligibility criteria of the institutions in which they wish to seek admission.

PAPERCODE
Aerospace EngineeringAE
Agricultural EngineeringAG
Architecture and PlanningAR
BiotechnologyBT
Bio – medical EngineeringBM
Civil EngineeringCE
Chemical EngineeringCH
Computer Science & Information TechnologyCS
ChemistryCY
Electronics and Communication EngineeringEC
Electrical EngineeringEE
Engineering SciencesXE
Petroleum EngineeringPE
Geomatics EngineeringGE
Geology and GeophysicsGG
Instrumentation EngineeringIN
Life SciencesXL
MathematicsMA
Mechanical EngineeringME
Mining EngineeringMN
Metallurgical EngineeringMT
Naval Architecture & Marine EngineeringNM
PhysicsPH
Production and Industrial EngineeringPI
Textile Engineering & Fibre ScienceTF
Ecology and EvolutionEY
StatisticsST
Envirnomental Science and EngineeringES
Humanities and Social SciencesXH

 With a successful attempt in GATE an aspirant can choose the most suitable option from wide range of roads to travel to his final career destination :

  • Students can pursue M.Tech/M.S/ M.E/Ph.D from IISc Bangalore, IITs, NITs, IIITs and other reputed institutes.
  • Students can pursue Post Graduate Diploma in Industrial Engineering (PGDIE), Post Graduate Diploma in Manufacturing Management(PGDMM), Post Graduate Diploma in Project Management(PGDPM) from NITIE Mumbai.
  • Several reputed Maharatna and Navratna PSUs and research organizations recruit on basis of GATE Score. i.e. IOCL, NTPC, BHEL, PGCIL, BARC, CSIR etc.
  • Teaching: Professor, Asst. Professor at IITs, NITs and other reputed educational institutes.
  • Junior Research Fellow: ISRO, DRDO, BARC, CSIR, IITs etc.
  • Senior Research Fellow: ISRO, DRDO, BARC, CSIR, IITs etc.
  • Junior/Senior Research Associates.
  • Scientists “C” grade jobs.
  • Lucrative opportunities in research & development after post-graduation.
  • Multinational firms shortlist candidates on the basis of GATE score.
  • Some international universities offers M.S or Ph.D programs on the basis of GATE Score.

 

GATE 2024 Exam Eligibility

Anyone who has successfully completed 10+2+2 or 10+3+1 and currently studying in 3rd or higher years of any undergraduate degree program OR has already graduated in any government approved degree program in Engineering / Technology / Architecture / Science / Commerce / Arts is eligible to apply for GATE

Qualifying DegreeQualifying Degree/ExaminationDescription of eligible candidates
BE/BTech/BPharmBachelor’s degree holders in Engineering/Technology (4 years after 10+2 or 3 years after B.Sc./Diploma in Engineering /Technology)Currently in the 3rd year or higher or already completed
B.ArchBachelor’s degree holders of Architecture (5 years course)Currently in the 3rd year or higher or already completed
B.Sc (Research)/BSBachelor’s degree in Science (Post-Diploma/4 years after 10+2)Currently in the 3rd year or higher or already completed
MSc/MA/MCA or equivalentMaster’s degree in any branch of Science/Arts/Mathematics/Statistics/Computer Applications or equivalentCurrently in the first year or higher or already completed
Int ME/ M.Tech (Post-B.Sc)Post-B.Sc Integrated Master’s degree programs in Engineering/Technology (4 year program)Currently in the 1st/ 2nd/ 3rd/4th year or already completed
Int ME/ 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 the 3rd/ 4th/5th year or already completed
Int M.Sc/ Int BS-MSIntegrated M.Sc. or 5 years integrated B.S.-M.S. programCurrently in the 3rd year or higher or already completed
Professional Society Examinations (equivalent to BE/BTech/BArch)B.E./B.Tech./B.Arch. equivalent examinations of Professional Societies, recognised by MoE/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

GATE 2024 EXAM SYLLABUS

  1. Syllabus for GATE Civil Engineering

  • Engineering Mathematics
  • Structural Engineering
  • Geotechnical Engineering : Foundation Engineering, Soil Mechanics
  • Water Resources Engineering
  • Environmental Engineering
  • Transportation Engineering
  • Geomatics Engineering : Surveying
  • Construction Management
  • Engineering Mechanics
  • Strength of Materials
  • Fluid Mechanics
  1. Syllabus for GATE Mechanical Engineering

  • Engineering Mathematics
  • Thermo dynamics & its applications
  • Heat Mass Transfer
  • Fluid Mechanics
  • Strength of Materials
  • Industrial Engineering
  • Manufacturing Science
  • Machine design
  • Vibrations
  • Theory of Machine
  • Engineering Mechanics
  1. Syllabus for GATE Electrical Engineering

  • Engineering Mathematics
  • Electric Circuits
  • Electromagnetic Fields
  • Signals and Systems
  • Electrical Machines
  • Power Systems
  • Control Systems
  • Electrical and Electronic Measurements
  • Analog and
  • Power Electronics
  1. Syllabus for GATE Electronics and Communication

  • Engineering Mathematics
  • Networks, Signals and Systems
  • Electronic Devices
  • Analog
  • Digital Circuits
  • Control Systems
  • Communications
  • Electromagnetics
  1. Syllabus for GATE Computer Science / Information Technology

  • Engineering Mathematics
  • Discrete Maths
  • Digital Logic
  • Computer Organization & Architecture
  • Programming & Data Structure
  • Algorithms
  • Theory of Computation
  • Compiler Design
  • DBMS
  • Computer Network 
  1. Syllabus for GATE Instrumentation Engineering

  • Engineering Mathematics
  • Electric Circuits & Machines
  • Signals and Systems
  • Control Systems
  • Analog Electronics
  • Digital Electronics
  • Measurements
  • Sensors & Industrial Instrumentation
  • Communication and Optical Instrumentation
  1. Syllabus for GATE Biomedical Engineering

  • Engineering Mathematics
  • Electric Circuits
  • Signals and Systems
  • Analog and Digital Electronics
  • Measurements & Control Systems
  • Sensors & Bio instrumentation
  • Human Anatomy and Physiology
  • Medical Imaging Systems
  • Biomechanics
  • Biomaterials
  1. Syllabus for GATE Bio-Technology

  • Engineering Mathematics
  • Genetics, Cellular and Molecular Biology
  • Fundamentals of Biological Engineering
  • Bioprocess Engineering and Process Biotechnology
  • General Biotechnology
  • Biochemistry
  • Microbiology
  • Immunology
  1. Syllabus for GATE Chemical Engineering

  • Engineering Mathematics
  • Process Calculations and Thermodynamics
  • Fluid Mechanics and Mechanical Operations
  • Heat Transfer
  • Mass Transfer
  • Chemical Reaction Engineering
  • Instrumentation and Process Control
  • Plant Design and Economics
  • Chemical Technology

GATE 2024 Exam Application Fee:

For Examination Centres in IndiaRegular Period (30th August 2021  to  24th September 2021)During the Extended Period (25th September 2021 to 1st October 2021)
Female candidates (per paper)Rs. 750/- Rs. 1250/-
SC/ST/PWD category candidates (per paper)Rs. 750/-Rs. 1250/-
All Other Candidates (per paper)Rs. 1500/-Rs. 2000/-

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