GATE 2024 Application Form, How to Fill & Updates

By | August 7, 2023

GATE (Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering), conducted jointly by IITs and IISC on a rotation basis. Seven IITs and IISC organize GATE Exam for eligible aspirants who want to take admission in various PG Courses in the country. GATE Exam is an entrance for taking admission in popular PG courses such as M.Tech, M.E in preeminent colleges in IITs, NITs, and various others. Some can also get direct admission in Ph.D. via GATE Exams. GATE 2024 will be conducted by Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur.

GATE 2024 Application Form: How to Apply

GATE 2024 Registration Process has been started from 24 August 2023. GATE (Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering), conducted jointly by  Seven IITs and IISC on a rotation basis. Seven IITs and IISC organize GATE Exam for eligible aspirants who want to take admission in various PG Courses in the country. This year GATE is been organized by IIT Madras.

Benefits of getting a good score in GATE Exam is not only confined to getting good academic colleges for various courses such as M.Tech /PhD. GATE exam score also helps in recruitment in various govt. and private sectors related to technical fields. Read further to know complete details about GATE 2024 Registration and Application Form.

GATE 2024 Application Form Details: Steps to Apply

  • GATE 2024 Application Form is available online.
  • Aspirants can register online.  
  • While registering Enter required details correctly.
  • Fill up the required field in the application form and upload images of scanned photographs, left thumb impressions, and other certificates.
  • International Candidates can also apply.
  • Valid Passport is needed for Inter nation students while applying.
  • GATE 2024 Exams will be conducted in other countries also.
GATE 2024 Application Form Fill-Up 2024

GATE Apply Fee Details 

Candidates can pay the fee by Net Banking/ Debit Card in online mode or e-Challan issued by Bank in offline mode.

Please note the fee details below:

CategoryApplication Fee
SC/ST & PWDRs. 750
WomenRs. 750
All other applicantsRs. 1500
International applicantsUS $50 (50 Dollar)

Note: No GATE 2024 Application Form will be considered without the fee payment.

GATE Eligibility Criteria 2024

Age, Qualification, Nationality etc. All update at

GATE (Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering), conducted jointly by IITs and IISC Banglore on a rotation basis. Seven IITs and IISC organize GATE Exam for eligible aspirants who want to take admission in various PG Courses in the country.

GATE 2021, be conducted by IIT Madras. Those who want to appear for this Exam, check their eligibility before applying. 

Course Duration and Eligibility update 

Qualifying degreeQualifying degree/examinationDescription of eligible applicants
M.Sc/ M.A/ MCA or equivalentMaster’s degree in any of the system Sc./ Mathematics/ Statistics/ Computer Applications or equivalentCurrently in 4thyear or already completed
B.E/ B.Tech/ B.PharmBachelor’s degree in Eng./ tech. (4 year after 12th or 3 years of diploma in eng./tech.) & appearing applicants infinal year of such programCurrently in final year or already completed
Int. M.E/ M.Tech (Post B.Sc)Post-B.Sc integrated master’s degree course in eng./ technology (4th-year program)Currently in 2nd/ 3rd/ 4th year or already completed
B.ArchBachelor’s degree in Architecture (5 years course)Currently in the final year or already completed
Int. M.E/ M.Tech or dual degree (after diploma or 12th)Integrated master’s degree program or dual degree program in Eng./ tech. (5 years program)Currently in 4th/ 5thyear or already completed
B.Sc (Research)/ B.SBachelor’s degree in Sc. (Post-diploma/4 years after 12th)Currently in 4thyear or already completed
Int. M.Sc/ Int. B.E-M.SIntegrated M.Sc or 5 years integrated B.S-M.S programCurrently in 4thyear or already completed
Professional society examinations (equivalent to B.E/ B.Tech/ B.Arch)B.E/ B.Tech/ B.Tech equivalent examinations of professional societies, recognized by MHRD/ UPSC/ AICTE (e.g, AIME by Institution of eng.- India, AMICE by Institute of Civil engineers India)Completed section A or equivalent of such professional courses

Documents Required to Support Eligibility:

  • Certificate/Provisional certificate/course completion certificate/professional
    certificate/membership certificate issued by the institute or society.

GATE 2024 Exam Pattern: Know in detail

GATE is an examination conducted jointly by IISC Banglore and Seven IITs on account of National Coordination Board (NCB) – GATE, Department of Higher Education, Government of India.

A good score in GATE Exams lets candidates get admission in various PG Courses as well as direct entry to Ph.D. in technical fields. GATE Scorecard also helps in the recruitment of candidates in various Govt. and private sectors related to technical fields.

Note: Candidate’s GATE Scorecard will be valid for 3 years.

In order to get a good score in GATE Examination, the Candidate must know every detail about the GATE Exam pattern. Please read further to know about the GATE 2024 Exam Pattern.

GATE Exam Pattern

  • GATE is a national level exam conducted for taking admission in higher education courses for PG and Ph.D. in technical fields such as M.Tech/M.E.
  • GATE 2024 will conduct an examination for a total of 23 subjects (Papers). All papers will be done in online mode only.
  • A candidate can attempt only one paper out of a total of 23 papers.
  • GATE 2024 which will be conducted on 05th, 6th &  12th Feb 2025 and 13th Feb 2025 of 3 hours duration.
  • A total of 65 Questions will be asked for the maximum 100 marks allotted.
  • Type of Questions: The question Paper will be composed of Numerical Answered Type (NAT) Questions which can be answered by using virtual keypads and Multiple Choice Questions (MCQ) type.
  • Common Section: General Aptitude Questions will be common for all papers.
  • Added Section: Each year though we see minor changes but still, it’s important to note that this year Atmospheric and Ocean Science has been added to XE paper.
  • Marking System: Numerical Answered Type (NAT) and MCQ will carry either 1 or 2 marks in all papers.
  • Negative Marking: There shall be No negative marking for Numerical Answered Type (NAT) Questions while candidates will be penalized 1/3 marks for each 1 mark questions and 2/3 marks for each 2 marks questions answered incorrectly.

List of all 2024 GATE Papers 

Paper NamePaper Code
Aerospace EngineeringAE
Agricultural EngineeringAG
Architecture and PlanningAR
Civil EngineeringCE
Computer Science and Information TechnologyCS
Electronics and Communication EngineeringEC
Electrical EngineeringEE
Ecology and EvolutionEY
Geology and GeophysicsGG
Instrumentation EngineeringIN
Mechanical EngineeringME
Mining EngineeringMN
Metallurgical EngineeringMT
Petroleum EngineeringPE
Production and Industrial EngineeringPI
Textile Engineering and Fibre ScienceTF
Engineering SciencesXE*
Life SciencesXL**

Note: XE (Engineering Science) and XL (Life Science) are of general nature with certain sections.

GATE 2024 Syllabus: Complete Syllabus (Updated)

GATE is an examination conducted jointly by IISC Banglore and Seven IITs on account of National Coordination Board (NCB) – GATE, Department of Higher Education, Government of India.

Candidate must have good knowledge of GATE Syllabus to do well on the exam. GATE Exam paper is completely based on the syllabus so it’s the vital and often first step to know the entire GATE Syllabus. Please read further to know GATE Syllabus.

GATE 2024 Exam Syllabus and Exam Pattern

  • GATE Exam paper consists of a total of 65 Questions with an allotted duration of 3 hours.
  • Exam Paper will carry a maximum of 100 marks.
  • Complete Paper will be bifurcated into two sections- Numerical Answers Type Questions (NATs) and Multiple Choice Questions (MCQs).
  • There shall be no penalization of negative marks for NAT Questions but the candidate will be penalized with 1/3 marks for 1 marks questions while 2/3 marks for 2 marks questions.

GATE Syllabus 2024 (Updated)

GATE 2024 will conducts exams involves in 23 subjects (also called as papers).

NOTE: All papers will have common papers to test aptitude as well as questions from core subjects.


Those questions are asked to test the verbal as well as the analytical ability of the candidates.

Verbal Ability: English grammar, verbal analogies, word groups,
instructions, sentence completion, critical reasoning, and verbal deduction.

Numerical Ability: Numerical computation, numerical estimation, numerical reasoning and data

GATE 2024 Syllabus for Aerospace Engineering 

Please note that each of the subjects falls under Aerospace Engineering, Question Papers will be bifurcated into two categories- Core Topics (around 90% questions included), Special Topics (around 10% questions included).

GATE (Graduate Aptitude Test Exam) is the national level entrance exam mainly conducted to test the ability of the candidate. This aims to know how much understanding candidate holds in their topics and how can they simplify problems.

GATE is an entry for candidates to get admission to PG Courses such as / M.E as well as direct entry into PhD courses. It is no hidden fact that GATE is a highly competitive exam where lakhs of candidates appear and one should have a good understanding of subjects as well as preparation in the right direction.

TIPS for GATE Aspirants 

  • Understanding of Exam Pattern: Candidate must have a thorough understanding of Exam pattern. GATE is a single paper Exam having 65 Questions which carries 100 marks with allotted time duration of 3 hours. The question paper will consist of two type questions Multiple Choice Questions (MCQs) and Numerical Ability Test (NATs). To know more about exam pattern please read GATE Exam Pattern: know in detail.
  • Know Your GATE Syllabus: Usually students follow many different books and at times they started covering out topics out of the syllabus. It’s recommended that know your syllabus and strictly follow your syllabus. Try to cover all topics part of your Syllabus. If you are still puzzled about the syllabus of your exam. I recommend reading GATE Exam Syllabus: Complete Syllabus (Updated)
  • Read fewer books: One major issue with most of the candidates, they get confused with lots of books and start reading almost every other topics with the different book. Stop doing such blunders. I recommend to follow Standard Book, try to minimize it one book per subject but if you feel that book insufficient to cover all topics then you can use Online Platform too.
  • Devote Time and Practice: As GATE is highly competitive national level entrance exam so it demands your time and dedication. Usually, aspirants who want to prepare sincerely must devote at least 5-6 months. Though this time differs depends upon candidates understanding power, fundamental concepts, aptitude, attitude etc.
  • Test Yourself: To assess your preparation, you must test yourself by giving mock tests. Once you complete one topic gives yourself time to test your ability. Join various online free Test Series if you don’t want to spend money.

GATE Score Card Valid Duration 

Note: Candidate’s secured GATE Scorecard will be valid for 3 years.

Candidates who have appeared for GATE 2024 can check their Answer Key to know their score.

IIT Madras has released the GATE 2024 Answer key on the official web portal after the commencement of the Examination. The answer key contains all the correct answers. By checking the answer key, Candidate can evaluate their result. The answer key will available in PDF format. The candidate can download it. 

GATE 2024 Result 

IIT Madras soon going to announce the result. Aspirants who have appeared in the exam soon they will be able to check their result and cut off as well merit list which will be announced by the IIT. Aspirants must remember an important date for checking their results. 

Announcement of Result March 2024
Availability of Score Card  March  

GATE Result 2024 Published at

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