GATE 2024 Exam: The GATE exam is a computer-based test (CBT) for admission to postgraduate programs. The GATE exam will be required for candidates seeking admission to M.Tech, other PG courses, or PSU recruitment. Candidates interested & eligible can apply online at The application process for GATE 2024 has been extended till 05th October 2023 at In order to find out more about GATE 2024, candidates can visit the website.

About GATE 2024 Exam

For the year 2024, IISc Bangalore is the organising institute for GATE Exam 2024. Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering (GATE) is a national examination conducted jointly by the Indian Institute of Science (IISc) Bangalore and seven Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs) at Bombay, Delhi, Guwahati, Kanpur, Kharagpur, Madras and Roorkee. The scores of GATE 2024 will be valid for 3 years as from the time of score card release date. The exam score is used by different Engineering/ Technology/ Architecture Government institutes to select students for master programs and Doctoral Programs. The total number of papers has been revised to 30 Subjects with the addition of two new subject papers Data Science and Artificial Intelligence.

GATE 2024 Exam Notification

The Information Brochure has been released by the IISC Bangalore for the GATE 2024 examination along with the eligibility, exam pattern, and other important information. GATE 2024 application form filling dates, exam dates, and other important dates have been already announced. The direct link to download the GATE 2024 Exam Notification pdf has been available as released by IISc Bangalore. 

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GATE 2024 Exam Summary

Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering (GATE 2024) details have been given below. Know all information about the GATE 2024 Exam at a glance from the below overview table.

GATE 2024 Exam Summary
Examination Name Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering (GATE 2024)
Commonly Known As GATE
Conducting Institute IISc Bangalore
Administered By Jointly by IISc Bangalore and Seven IIT’s
Purpose of Examination Qualifying Examination for M.E./ M.Tech/ Ph.D admissions and PSU Recruitment
Online Application Dates 30th August to 05th October 2023 (Extended)
Application Mode Online
Mode of Examination Computer Based Test (CBT)
Examination Duration 180 Minutes (3 Hours)
Frequency of Examination Annual
Total Number of Exam Cities 176
Number of GATE Papers 30
Number of Questions in Each Paper 10 (GA) + 55 (subject) = 65 Questions
Total Marks of Examination 100
Validity of GATE 2024 Score/Grade 3 Years
Official website

GATE 2024- Important Dates

Check the schedule for GATE 2024 in order to plan your preparation strategies for the exam. The online application dates have been announced by the Indian Institute of Technology (IISc Bangalore). The online Application has been started on 30th August 2023 and the last date to apply online has been extended till 05th October 2023 on its official website. The important dates of the GATE 2024 events have been tabulated below.

GATE 2024 Important Dates
Events Date
GATE Registration 2024 Starts 30th August 2023
GATE Application Form Last Date 05th October 2023 (Extended)
Last date of online registration/application (with late fee) 13th October 2023
Starting Dates for Correction 07th to 11th November 2023
Issue of GATE Admit Card 2024 03rd January 2024
GATE Exam Date 2024 3rd, 4th, 10th & 11th February 2024
GATE 2024 Official Answer Key Release Date 21st February 2024
GATE Result 2024 16th March 2024
GATE 2024 Scorecard Release Date 23rd March 2024
Start of counselling cum admission process To be Notified

GATE 2024 Application Form

The GATE 2024 Application Form has been available on the official website of IISc Bangalore on its official website. The apply online link for GATE 2023 has been available from 30th August 2023 to 05th October 2023 (Extended). All candidates are advised to fill Application form before the last date to avoid last minute rush. We have updated a direct link below to apply online for GATE 2024.

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GATE 2024 Application Fee

With the submission of duly filled application form, the candidates have to pay the required application fee else their applications will not be accepted. The category-wise GATE 2024 Application Fees has been tabulated below.

GATE 2024 Application Fees
Category Regular Period Extended Period
Female candidates SC/ST/PWD (per test paper) Rs. 900 Rs. 1400
All other candidates including foreign nationals (per test paper) Rs. 1800 Rs. 2300

GATE 2024 Eligibility Criteria

The candidates who is filling the online application form for GATE 2024 should be a citizen of India. The candidates outside India can apply for the GATE exam 2024 if they meet the given eligibility criteria


Candidates need to fulfil the eligibility requirements for the admissions through GATE 2024 as mentioned below. The IIT Kharagpur will be announcing the eligibility criteria as applicable for the candidates willing to appear for GATE exam 2024.

➤ Must have completed or in the final year or in the pre-final year of their bachelor’s degree in engineering and technology or;

➤ Must have completed or in the final year or in the pre-final year of their Post Graduate degree in any relevant science subjects

Education Qualification

Those candidates who had already obtained a degree higher than the ones mentioned in the table, are also eligible to appear in GATE 2024 examination. Check the qualification for the respective degress from the below table.

GATE 2024 Academic Qualification
Qualifying Degree Qualifying Degree / Examination Passing Year Not Later than
B.E./ B.Tech./ B.Pharm. Candidate must be a Bachelor in Engineering/Technology (4 years after 10+2 or 3 years after B.Sc./ Diploma in Engineering / Technology) 2024
B.Arch. Candidate must be a Bachelor’s degree of Architecture (5- year course) / Naval Architecture (4- year course) / Planning (4- year course) 2025 (for 5 year program)
2024 (for 4 year program)
B.Sc. (Research)/ B.S. Candidate need to have completed the Bachelor’s of Science degree (Post-Diploma/ 4 years after 10+2) 2024
Pharm.D (after 10+2) Candidate must have completed 6 years program having internship or residency training during the sixth year as part of it 2025
M.Sc./ M.A./ MCA or equivalent Candidates need to have a Masters in Science/ Mathematics/ Statistics/ Computer Applications/ or equivalent 2024
Int. M.E./ M.Tech (Post-B.Sc.) Candidates should have done Post-BSc Integrated Master’s degree in Engineering or Technology (4 years programme) 2025
Int. M.E./ M.Tech. or Dual Degree (after Diploma or 10+2) Candidates should have completed Integrated Master’s degree programme or Dual Degree in Engineering or Technology (5 years programme) 2024
MBBS Degree holders of M.B.B.S. and those who are in the fifth/ sixth/ seventh semester or higher semester of such programme 2024
BSc/ BA/ BCom Bachelor degree in any branch of Science/Arts/Commerce (3-year programme) 2023
Int. M.Sc./ Int. B.S.-M.S. Candidates applying must have completed Integrated M.Sc. or 5 years integrated B.S.-M.S. program 2024
Professional Society Examinations* (equivalent to B.E/ B.Tech/ B.Arch.) Candidates need to have completed B.E./ B.Tech./ B.Arch. Equivalent examinations of Professional Societies, recognized by MHRD/UPSC/AICTE (e.g., AMIE by Institution of professional courses Engineers-India, AMICE by the Institute of Civil Engineers-India) NA

Age Limit

There is no age limit for appearing in the GATE 2024 exam. The candidates who want admission for Master’s degree of require GATE qualified for any PSU recruitments.

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GATE 2024 Exam Pattern

The GATE 2024 exam will be conducted in online mode (Computer Based Test). A total no. of 65 questions will be asked in the GATE online exam for 100 marks. The total time is allotted for this exam is 3 hours. Candidates can check the exam pattern of the Gate exam below.

Mode of exam- Online Computer Based Test (CBT)

Papers- 30 Subjects

Type of Questions- Multiple Choice Questions (MCQ), Multiple Select Questions (MSQ), and Numerical Answer Type (NAT) Questions

Duration of Exam-3 hours.

Maximum marks- 100 marks.

No. of Questions- 65 questions.

Check Detailed GATE 2024 Exam Pattern from the below table:

Particulars Details
Examination Mode Computer Based Test (Online)
Duration 3 Hours
Number of Discipline in GATE 2024 30 Discipline
  • • General Aptitude (GA)+
  • • Candidate Selected Subject
Type of Questions
  • • Multiple Choice Questions (MCQs)
  • • Multiple Select Questions (MSQ)
  • • Numerical Answer Type (NAT) Questions
Design of Questions

The questions are designed to test the listed abilities

  • • Application
  • • Analysis and synthesis
  • • Comprehension
  • • Recall
Number of Questions 10 (GA) + 55 (subject) = 65 Questions
Distribution of Questions in all Papers except AR, CY, DA, EY, GG, MA, PH, ST, XH and XL

General Aptitude: 15 Marks + Engineering Mathematics**: 13 Marks + Subject Questions: 72 Marks = Total: 100 Marks

(**XE includes Engineering Mathematics section XE-A of 15 Marks)

Distribution of Questions in AR, CY, EY, GG, MA, PH, ST, XH and XL General Aptitude: 15 Marks + Subject Questions: 85 Marks = Total: 100 Marks
Total Marks 100 Marks
Marking Scheme All of the questions will be worth 1 or 2 marks
Negative Marking

For 1 mark MCQ, 1/3 mark will be deducted for a wrong answer.

For 2 mark MCQ, 2/3 mark will be deducted for a wrong answer.

No negative marking for Incorrect answer(s) to MSQ or NAT questions.

Gate 2024 Marking Scheme

Candidates can check the marking scheme for GATE 2024 below:

Paper Code General Aptitude (GA) Marks Subject Marks Total Marks Total Time (Minutes)
AE, AR, AG, BT, CE, CH, CS, CY, EC, EE, ES, EY, IN, MA, ME, MN, MT, PE, PH, PI, TF, ST, and BM 15 85 100 180
GG [Part A + Part B (Section 1 Geology OR Section 2 Geophysics)] 15 25 + 60 100 180
XE (Section A + Any TWO Sections) 15 15 + (2 x 35) 100 180
XH (Section B1 + Any ONE Section) 15 25 + (1 x 60) 100 180
XL (Section P + Any TWO Sections) 15 25 + (2 x 30) 100 180

GATE 2024 Syllabus

This year onwards The GATE Exam will have 30 disciplines/ subjects. A candidate can appear only in any one paper of the interested discipline. To ace qualifying marks in GATE 2024 Exam, you must be aware of the detailed syllabus for your respective subject. Click on the below link and go through the detailed GATE 2024 Syllabus and begin with your preparation from now onwards.

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Paper Codes for GATE 2024

GATE Paper Code GATE Paper Code
Aerospace Engineering AE Instrumentation Engineering IN
Agricultural Engineering AG Mathematics MA
Architecture and Planning AR Mechanical Engineering ME
Bio-medical Engineering BM Mining Engineering MN
Biotechnology BT Metallurgical Engineering MT
Civil Engineering CE Petroleum Engineering PE
Chemical Engineering CH Physics PH
Computer Science and Information Technology CS Production and Industrial Engineering PI
Chemistry CY Statistics ST
Electronics and Communication Engineering EC Textile Engineering and Fibre Science TF
Electrical Engineering EE Engineering Sciences XE
Environmental Science & Engineering ES Humanities & Social Sciences XH
Ecology and Evolution EY Life Sciences XL
Geology and Geophysics GG Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering NA
Geomatics Engineering GE    

GATE 2024 Paper Codes for XE, XH, and XL Papers

GATE Exam Papers and Their Codes
GATE Paper Code GATE Paper Code
Aerospace Engineering AE Geology & Geophysics GG
Agricultural Engineering AG Instrumentation Engineering IN
Architecture and Planning AR Mathematics MA
Biomedical Engineering BM Mechanical Engineering ME
Biotechnology BT Mining Engineering MN
Civil Engineering CE Metallurgical Engineering MT
Chemical Engineering CH Naval Architecture & Marine Engineering NM
Computer Science & Information Technology CS Petroleum Engineering PE
Chemistry CY Physics PH
Data Science & Artificial Intelligence (NEW) DA Production & Industrial Engineering PI
Electronics & Communication Engineering EC Statistics ST
Electrical Engineering EE Textile Engineering & Fibre Science TF
Environmental Science & Engineering ES Engineering Sciences XE
Ecology and Evolution EY Humanities & Social Sciences XH
Geomatics Engineering GE Life Sciences XL

GATE 2024 Cut Off Marks

The cut off marks will be released after the GATE 2024 exam will be conducted on the online mode. Till then the candidates can have a look at the previous year “GATE 2021 Cut Off marks and highest marks”

There are two types of Cut-Off, one is the Qualifying Cut Off and the other is Admission Cut Off which are explained below

GATE Qualifying Cut Off: These are the minimum marks that candidate should score to qualify for the exam. There is subject cut off also. GATE qualifying cut off will be released by the conducting body.

GATE Admission Cut Off: This Cut Off is released by the individual institutes and depend on the number of seats, number of applicants, category of applicants, etc.

The GATE Cut-off for 2021 is given below.

GATE 2021 Cut Off
Paper Code Highest Score Highest Marks (out of 100) Cut-off Marks (out of 100)
AE 1000 84 26.3
AG 1000 61.33 25
AR 1000 79.67 40.9
BM 1000 64 25
BT 1000 75.33 30
CE* 1000 95.56 29.2
CH 1000 89.67 35.1
CS* 1000 87.81 26.1
CY 996 91.33 36.2
EC 1000 82 25
EE 974 85.33 30.3
ES 966 88 39.6
EY 1000 78 35.7
GG (Geology) 945 72.67 38.9
GG (Geophysics) 1000 68.67 44.8
IN 933 79 36
MA 1000 68.33 29
ME* 979 93.22 33
MN 1000 77.67 31
MT 923 87.67 48.5
PE 947 88.67 51.4
PH 1000 69.67 32.8
PI 939 83.67 35.7
ST 1000 51.67 25
TF 945 79.67 41.8
XE 1000 90.33 37
XH-C1 (Economics) 1000 62.67 29.4
XH-C2 (English) 986 77.67 41.7
XH-C3 (Linguistics) 1000 65.67 35.3
XH-C4 (Philosophy) 1000 71 37.9
XH-C5 (Psychology) 1000 77.33 48.5
XH-C6 (Sociology) 1000 66 34.3
XL 983 74.33 36

GATE 2024 Admit Card

The conducting organization will be releasing the GATE Admit Card 2024 soon on its official website. The GATE 2024 exam date will be announced soon, and the admit card will be released on its official website. The candidates will need to enter their enrollment ID and password to download their GATE 2024 Admit card.

GATE 2024 Answer Key

Firstly the provisional answer will be released by the authority on the official website for each exam shift. The candidates will submit their objections to the answer key if any, and the final GATE 2024 Answer key will be released after assessing the objections submitted.

GATE Result 2024                         

The GATE 2024 results are expected to be released on its official website. Candidates can check their results along with the scorecard after the release of the result by the conducting body. These scores will be used by different institutes and PSU for the admission and recruitment process.

GATE 2024 Score Card

  IISc Bangalore will be releasing GATE 2024 scorecards for the candidates who qualify in the written examination after the declaration of GATE results. The GATE 2024 mark sheet will be made available online on the official website (GOAPS) portal. Candidates need to enter their enrollment ID and password to download their GATE scorecard. GATE 2024 scorecard will contain all the important details including candidates marks, score, all India rank, qualifying marks, etc.

GATE 2024 Exam Centres

The candidates will have to choose an exam centre for GATE 2024 while filling the online application form. Allotment of GATE 2024 exam centres will be done as per preference and availability. There are eight zonal centres under which various cities are listed where the examination will be conducted.

GATE 2024 Exam Centres
Zones Name of the cities
IISc Bangalore Ananthapuramu, Kurnool, Bagalkot, Ballari (Bellary), Belagavi (Belgaum), Bengaluru North, Bengaluru South, Bidar, Chikkamagaluru, Davanagere, Hassan, Hubballi (Hubli), Kalaburagi (Gulbarga), Kolar, Mangaluru, Manipal, Mysuru (Mysore), Shivamogga (Shimoga), Tumakuru, Kannur, Kozhikode, Malappuram, Palakkad, Thrissur, Hyderabad, Port Blair
IISc Bombay Ahmedabad, Anand, Bhavnagar, Gandhinagar, Mehsana, Rajkot, Surat, Vadodara, Ahmednagar, Akola, Amravati, Aurangabad, Baramati, Dhule, Jalgaon, Kolhapur, Latur, Mumbai, Navi, Mumbai-Thane, Nagpur, Nanded, Panvel-Raigad, Pune, Ratnagiri, Sangamner-Loni-Shirdi, Sangli, Satara, Solapur, Vasai-Palghar, Goa
IIT Delhi Faridabad, Gurugram, Jammu-Samba, Srinagar, Leh, Indore, Ujjain, New Delhi, Ajmer, Bikaner, Jaipur, Jodhpur, Kota, Sikar, Udaipur, Greater NOIDA, Mathura
IIT Guwahati Itanagar, Dibrugarh, Guwahati, Jorhat, Silchar, Tezpur, Muzaffarpur, Patna, Purnea, Dhanbad, Shillong, Aizawl, Dimapur-Kohima, Agartala West, Asansol-Durgapu, Burdwa, Kalyan, Siliguri
IIT Kanpur Bhopal, Gwalior, Agra, Aligarh, Allahabad, Bareilly, Gorakhpur, Jabalpur, Kanpur, Lucknow, Satna, Varanasi
IIT Kharagpur Eluru, Kakinada, Rajamahendravaram (Rajahmundry), Srikakulam, Tadepalligudem, Vijayawada, Visakhapatnam, Vizianagaram, Bhilai, Bilaspur, Raipur, Hazaribag, Jamshedpur, Ranchi, Balasore, Berhampur, Bhubaneswar, Cuttack, Rourkela, Sambalpur, Baharampur-Murshidabad, Hooghly, Kharagpur, Kolkata
IIT Madras Chirala, Chittoor, Gudur, Guntur, Nellore, Ongole, Tirupati, Alappuzha, Aluva-Ernakulam, Kollam, Kottayam, Thiruvananthapuram, Puducherry, Chennai South, Chennai West, Coimbatore, Cuddalore, Dindigul, Kanyakumari-Nagercoil, Madurai, Namakkal, Salem, Thanjavur, Thoothukudi, Tiruchirapalli, Tirunelveli, Vellore, Virudhunagar, Karimnagar, Khammam, Kodad, Nizamabad, Suryapet, Warangal
IIT Roorkee Ambala, Hamirpur, Amritsar, Bathinda, Jalandhar, Mohali-Chandigarh, Patiala, Ghaziabad, Meerut, Moradabad, Muzaffarnagar, NOIDA, Dehradun, Haldwani, Roorkee

Gate 2024 Conducting Body

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 a rotational basis. The following table shows the organizing institutes in various years:

Year Organizing Institute
2024 IIT IISc Bangalore
2023 IIT Kanpur
2022 IIT Kharagpur
2021 IIT Bombay
2020 IIT Delhi
2019 IIT Madras
2018 IIT Guwahati
2017 IIT Roorkee
2016 IISc Bangalore
2015 IIT Kanpur
2014 IIT Kharagpur
2013 IIT Bombay
2012 IIT Delhi
2011 IIT Madras
2010 IIT Guwahati
2009 IIT Roorkee
2008 IISc Bangalore
2007 IIT Kanpur
2006 IIT Kharagpur
2005 IIT Bombay
2004 IIT Delhi
2003 IIT Madras
2002 IISc Banglore
2001 IIT Kanpur
2000 IIT Kharagpur
1999 IIT Bombay
1998 IIT Delhi
1997 IIT Madras
1996 IISc Banglore
1995 IIT Kanpur


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