GATE 2020 Exam Date: The Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Delhi has announced the dates of the Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering (GATE) 2020. The exam will be conducted on February 1, 2, 8 and 9, 2020. It is scheduled to be conducted in two shifts – forenoon shift beginning from 9:30 am and concluding at 12:30 am and afternoon shift to be conducted from 2:30 to 5:30 pm.
The applications for the same will begin from September 3 and close on September 24, 2019 at the official website, gate.iitd.ac.in. Candidates will also be given a window to make changes to their application form. The last date for requesting a change of examination city, with an additional fee is November 15, 2019.
The result for the same, as per the schedule will be declared on March 16, 2020. The GATE score is valid till three years of the announcement of the result.
IIT Director V Ramgopal Rao said, “Over one million engineering graduates are expected to take the GATE exam in 2020. The exam has become a benchmark now and there is no equivalent exam in the world which is conducted at the stage and quality.”
He informed that a new paper of Biomedical Engineering (BM) has been added to the list of 24 exams and hence from this year onwards GATE will be conducted over 25 subjects including Aerospace Engineering, Agricultural Engineering, Architecture and Planning, Biotechnology, Civil Engineering, Chemical Engineering, Instrumentation Engineering, Mathematics and Mechanical Engineering among other subjects. A candidate is allowed to appear in only one paper in any one session.
The GATE 2020 will be a computer-based multiple-choice question or MCQ-based exam. Candidates will have to answer 65 questions for a total of 100 marks within three-hours’ time. The exam consists of two sections. The paper will contain questions on general aptitude (15 marks), engineering mathematics (10-13 marks) and core engineering area of the candidate.
Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering (GATE) is an examination conducted jointly by the Indian Institute of Science (IISc), Bangalore and the seven IITs (Bombay, Delhi, Guwahati, Kanpur, Kharagpur, Madras and Roorkee) on behalf of the National Coordination Board (NCB)-GATE, Department of Higher Education, Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD), Government of India.