GATE Exam 2024- Dates, Registration, Syllabus, Exam Pattern, Eligibility & Scopes


The admit card was made available on January 4, 2024. The exam timetable has been made public. A national engineering entrance exam is being administered. Every year, IISC Bangalore and seven IITs work together to conduct the GATE, or Gratitude Aptitude Test in Engineering. For the year 2024, it will be conducted by IISC Bangalore.

The opportunity to enroll in master’s and doctoral programs in engineering, technology, architecture, etc. will be given to qualified applicants. Candidates will be admitted to graduate degree programs like M.Tech, M.E., and Ph.D. programs. For applicants seeking admission to the various institutions, GATE eligibility is also required. Candidates can learn everything they need to know about the GATE 2024 exam in this article.

The acronym GATE stands for Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering. It is a national-level exam that is jointly administered by the Indian Institute of Science (IISc), Bangalore, and the seven Indian Institutes of Technology (at Bombay, Delhi, Guwahati, Kanpur, Kharagpur, Madras, and Roorkee) on behalf of the National Coordination Board (NCB)-GATE, Department of Higher Education, the Ministry of Education (MoE), and the Government of India.

GATE Exam 2024 Highlights

Exam NameGATE – Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering
Level of ExamNational level
Exam Conducting BodyIISC Bangalore
Application modeOnline
Mode of the examComputer-Based exam
Exam Duration3 hours (180 minutes)
Number of papers30 papers ( two subjects are added)
Courses OfferedM.E, M.Tech, and Ph.D
Total Marks100( 65 questions are there)
Official website

GATE 2024 Exam Dates

Aspirants, who are interested in appearing for GATE 2024, must check out the tentative GATE 2024 exam dates so that you are updated with the recent notifications.

EventsDates 2024
Official Notification releasedAugust 4, 2023
Availability of GATE application formAugust 31, 2023
Closing of submission of GATE application formOctober 12, 2023 (Extended)
Last date to fill out the GATE application with a late feeOctober 20, 2023
Correction in Application FormNovember 24, 2023
Admit Card Release DateJanuary 4, 2024
Exam DatesFebruary 3,4,10, & 11, 2024
Response sheet release dateFebruary 16, 2024
Answer KeyFebruary 21, 2024
Answer Key Challenge DateFebruary 22 to 25, 2024
Result DateMarch 16, 2024
Scorecard Available onMarch 23 to May 31, 2024

GATE 2024 Exam Pattern

Check out the below table, as it depicts the exam pattern of GATE 2024

Duration of the exam3 hours( 180 minutes)
Number of Subjects29
Number of QuestionsTotal no of questions – 65 Total Marks – 100 General Aptitude – 10 questionsCore Subjects + Engineering Maths – 55 questions
Total Marks allotted subject wiseTotal Marks – 100Engineering Math: 13 Marks  General Aptitude: 15 Marks  Core Subjects – 72 Marks
Questions TypeMCQ – Multiple Choice Questions  MSQ (multiple select questions)  Numerical Answer Type – NAT Questions
Number of SectionsGATE 2023 Question Paper will contain three sections (AR, CY, GC, EY, XL, PH, and MA) papers are excluded:General Aptitude (GA)  Engineering MathematicsSubject – Specific section
Marking Scheme1 mark MCQ Question – ⅓ will be deducted for the incorrect answer. 2 marks MCQ Question – ⅔ will be deducted for the incorrect answer. There is no negative marking for NAT and MSQ questions.

GATE Exam 2024 Syllabus

The official GATE 2024 syllabus has been made available online via the website. We’ve listed a few crucial subjects for some branches below:

Civil EngineeringStructural engineering, geotechnical engineering, engineering mathematics
Electronics & Communication EngineeringSignal and system, digital circuit, analog circuits, electronic devices, engineering mathematics
Architecture and PlanningEnvironmental planning and design, building and structure, architecture and design, construction, and management
MathematicsFunctional analysis, complex analysis, linear algebra, numerical analysis, algebra
Chemical EngineeringFluid mechanic and mechanical operations, process calculations and thermodynamics, engineering mathematics
Petroleum EngineeringOil and gas well testing, petroleum formation evaluation, algebra etc
Aerospace EngineeringFlight mechanics, space dynamics, engineering mathematics, structures, aerodynamics, propulsion

GATE 2024 Paper Code

Check out the Paper name and Paper Code

Paper NamePaper Code
Aerospace EngineeringAE
Agricultural EngineeringAG
Architecture and PlanningAR
Biomedical EngineeringBM
Civil EngineeringCE
Chemical EngineeringCH
Computer Science and Information TechnologyCS
Electronics and Communication EngineeringEC
Electrical EngineeringEE
Environmental Science and EngineeringES
Ecology and EvolutionEY
Instrumentation EngineeringIN 
Mechanical EngineeringME
Mining EngineeringMN
Metallurgical EngineeringMT
Petroleum EngineeringPE
PIProduction and Industrial Engineering
TFTextile Engineering and Fibre Science
XE-AEngineering Mathematics
XE-BFluid Mechanics
XE-CMaterials Science
XE-DSolid Mechanics
XE-FPolymer Science and Engineering
XE-GFood Technology
XE-HAtmospheric and Oceanic Sciences
XH-C1Humanities and Social Sciences English
XH-C2Humanities and Social Sciences- Linguistics
XH-C3Humanities and Social Sciences- Philosophy
XH-C5Humanities and Social Sciences- Sociology
XL-UFood Technology

Why appear in GATE 2024?

  • Any candidate who will qualify for the GATE exam will get admission to one of the top prestigious PG programs in IISC and IITs. Even, GATE score will help you out getting jobs in various Engineering companies.
  • Once candidates have qualified for the GATE exam, they can enter various fellowship programs offered by top research centers in India.
  • Renowned international Universities like the National University of Singapore, Nanyang Technological University ( Singapore), University of Munich ( Germany) accept the GATE marks and help students get admission.
  • GATE scores open up an opportunity for candidates in Prestigious Jobs in Government organizations, PSU’s and the private sector.
  • Even candidates with good GATE scores can go for higher studies and get a scholarship of 12,400 every month.

GATE 2024 Eligibility Criteria

  • Candidates! It is mandatory to check out the Eligibility Criteria for the GATE 2024 before filing the application form.
  • As per the new alterations in GATE 2024, the minimum qualification required for a candidate is 10+2+3. Students studying in the last year of undergraduate can apply for the entrance exam.
  • The new criteria say that the students can apply for the combination of 2 subjects/papers from the prescribed GATE form.
  • There is no age limit for applying to the GATE Exam.
  • Indian Students and International students from Bangladesh, Nepal, Sri Lanka, Ethiopia, and United Arab Emirates ( UAE) can apply for the GATE Entrance exam.
  • Candidates passing/appearing from varied subjects like Commerce/Engineering/Arts/technology or PG in any discipline are considered eligible candidates.
  • No prescribed attempt limit for the candidates. Those who pass the eligibility criteria can apply for the GATE exam.

GATE 2024 Eligibility for Foreign Candidates

International students. Who is aspiring for the GATE Exam must pass the below eligibility criteria?

  • Candidates must have done their bachelor’s degree or in the final or pre-final year of bachelor’s degree in technology or engineering.
  • Candidates must have done their bachelor’s degree or in the final or pre-final year of bachelor’s degree in any science discipline.

Scope of GATE Exam!

What’s your career plan? Want to be an Engineer? If “yes,” get ready for GATE 2024! Fill the application form for GATE, qualify for it and get admission to the top Engineering college. Check out the above updates for more information.

The direct link to the GATE 2024 Information Brochure is mentioned below:

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