GATE 2024: Exam Dates, Admit Card, Eligibility, Pattern, Syllabus, Cut Off

GATE is basically an Aptitude Test and it is conducted to take admission for Higher education offered by IITs and NITs. Through GATE score, candidates also get admission in Doctoral Programs in Technology/ Engineering/ Architecture and in the concerned subject. GATE score is also a gateway to recruiting under PSUs and different private sectors.

The test is given as a computer-based exam online. The GATE exam is conducted for 29 papers/ subjects out of which two papers named Environmental Science and Engineering (ES) and Humanities and Social Science (XS) have been added in the last year 2022.

This year Indian Institute of Science (IISc), Bangalore is going to the GATE 2024. For more details about the GATE, 2024 candidates have to visit the official website of IISc or the official website of GATE. Here in this article, you will get a lot of details about GATE 2024 conducted by IISc. So candidates are advised to read the article without skipping any part as every piece of information is necessary to know about GATE 2024.

GATE Highlights

Name of TestGraduate Aptitude Test in Engineering 2024
Popularly Known AsGATE 2024
Conducted byIndian Institute of Science (IISc), Bangalore
Level of ExamNational Level
Exam FrequencyOnce a year
Application ModeOnline
Exam ModeOnline (Computer-based Test)
Number of Subjects29
Exam Duration180 minutes
Number of Exam Centers206 centers across India and 6 abroad
Question TypeMCQ, MSQ, NAT
Number of Questions65 Questions (10 (GA) + 55 (subject))
Maximum Marks100 Marks
Accepted Applications Per YearMore than 8 Lakhs (Expected)

GATE 2024 Exam Dates

GATE 2024 EventsDates (Tentative)
Release of NotificationJuly 2022
The Application Form will be released onAugust 2022
Last Date of Submission of GATE 2024 application formSeptember 2022
Last Date of Submission of GATE 2024 application form (with late fee)October 2022
GATE 2024 Application Form Correction DateNovember 2022
GATE 2024 Admit Card releasing dateJanuary 2024
GATE 2024 Exam dateFebruary 2024
Releasing Date of GATE 2024 Final Answer KeyFebruary 2024
GATE 2024 Result dateMarch 2024
GATE 2024 Scorecard releasing dateMarch 2024
GATE 2024 Counselling cum admission processApril 2024

GATE 2024 Application Form

The application form for GATE 2024 will be available online on the official website of GATE.  Candidates will be able to access the application form of GATE 2024 from its official portal GOAPS (GATE Online Application Processing System). The exam of GATE is conducted for 29 papers however candidates have to choose only one out of 29 subjects. The GATE application process will consist of two different parts:

  1. Registration
  2. Application Form Filling Process

Part 1: Registration

Candidates will have to follow the below steps to complete their registration:

  • Step 1: Firstly, visit the official portal of GOAPS.
  • Step 2: Open the registration link and start to fill in the required details like name, contact no., mail-id, etc.
  • Step 3: After filling in the details, candidates will have to make a strong password consisting of 8-15 characters long with the use of numbers, alphabets, and symbols.
  • Step 4: Now fill in the exact Captcha code and then submit the form to complete the registration.

After completing the registration process, candidates will get a confirmation mail along with login credentials that will be used later for login.

Part 2: Application Form Filling Process

Once the registration is completed then candidates have to move on to the application process:

  • Step 1: Candidates will have to log in with the provided credentials.
  • Step 2: After login, fill all the important field as per the specification needed such as personnel details, contact details, educational details, category details, disability details (if any), Identity Card no. (from either of Passport /Voter ID / Aadhaar-UID /  Driving License/ PAN Card / College ID / Employee ID), etc.
  • Step 3: Now upload the passport size photo, signature, category certificate (if needed), PwD certificate (if needed) in the prescribed format.
  • Step 4: After following all the above steps, pay the required application fee to submit the application form.

GATE 2024 Application Fee

The application fee details for GATE 2024 are structured below in the table. The application fee can be paid in online mode using several valid payment methods.

CategoryApplication FeeApplication Fee (With Late Fee)
Female CandidatesINR 850INR (850 + 500) = INR 1350
SC/ST/PwD StudentsINR 850INR (850 + 500) = INR 1350
Other CandidatesINR 1700INR (1700 + 500) = INR 2200

Note– Candidates who will fill the application form with extended days, have to pay an extra charge of Rs. 500/-.

Participating CountryWithout late feeWith late fee
Addis Ababa/  Dhaka/  Kathmandu/ColomboUS$ 50US$ (50 + 20) = 70
Dubai/ SingaporeUS$ 100US$ (100 + 20) = 120

Note– Candidates who will fill the application form with extended days, have to pay an extra charge of US$ 20.

Prescribed Format of Documents to be Uploaded

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Passport size photograph .jpg/.jpeg2 kb -200 kb
PwD Certificate (if any) .jpg/.jpeg10 kb – 300 kb
Category Certificate (if any) .jpg/.jpeg10 kb -300 kb

GATE 2024 Application Correction

After filling the application form, if found any discrepancy in the filled details then they will get an opportunity to make changes in the application form only once. The application form correction window will open after the last date of the extended application form.

The specified fields in which correction can be made are:

  • Name
  • Date of Birth
  • Gender
  • Category
  • Parent’s Name
  • Country
  • Mobile Number
  • Address
  • Qualifying degree details
  • PwD status
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GATE 2024 Eligibility Criteria

  • Nationality – An Indian applicant will be eligible to apply. However, students from other countries like Addis Ababa/  Dhaka/  Kathmandu/Colombo/ Dubai/Singapore can also apply for GATE 2024.
  • Age Criteria – There is no age limit prescribed by the authorities to appear for the GATE exam.
  • Academic Qualification – Candidates who have acquired or appearing in the last year of B.E. or B.Tech. or M.Sc. with the concerned subjects will be eligible to apply.
  • Pass Percentage – There is no percentage limit set by the authorities for the GATE exam.

Eligibility for B.Arch Candidates

  • Candidates who have pursued a Bachelor’s degree in Architecture (5-year program) /  Naval Architecture (4-year program)/Planning (4-year program) are eligible to apply for GATE 2024.


  • Candidates appearing in the 3rd year of the above-mentioned 4-year & 5-year degree program can also apply. (expected year of completion – 2024 & 2024 respectively).

Eligibility for B.Tech / B.E / B.Pharma Candidates

  • Candidates who have acquired a Bachelor’s degree in Technology/Engineering (4 years after 10+ 2 or 3 years after Diploma) can apply for GATE 2024.


  • Candidates appearing in the 3rd year of the above-mentioned 4-year degree program can also apply. (expected year of completion – 2024).

Eligibility for Foreign Candidates

Foreign candidates from Nepal,  Ethiopia,  Bangladesh, UAE, Srilanka, Singapore who wish to apply for GATE 2024 must-have acquired or appearing in either of the following degree programs (minimum of 3 years program) and are eligible to apply:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Engineering / Technology.


  • Post Graduate degree in any relevant subject.

Criteria for Professional Degree Examination

Candidates who have qualified professional exams equivalent to engineering degree exams (such as B.E./B.Tech./ B. Pharma) organized by Some professional societies in India ( like The Institutions of Engineers, The Institutions of Civil Engineers, The Institution of Electronics & Telecommunication Engineers, The Aeronautical Society of India, The Indian Institute of Chemical Engineers, including Polymer and Environmental Group, The Indian Institute of Metals, The Indian Institute of Industrial Engineers which are approved by MHRD/AICTE/UGC/UPSC) are eligible to apply for GATE 2024.

GATE 2024 Exam Pattern

The exam pattern of GATE 2024 will be conducted online for 29 subjects. The test comprises 100 marks. All the details regarding GATE 2024 exam pattern are given below:

Particulars Details
Mode of the exam Computer-Based Test (CBT)
Marking scheme Questions carry 1 mark and 2 marks
Duration 3 hours (180 minutes)
Total Questions 10 (GA) + 55 (subject) = 65 Questions
Sections General Aptitude (GA)Candidate’s Selected Subject
Questions for testing these abilities RecallComprehensionApplicationAnalysis & Synthesis
Type of questions Multiple Choice Questions (MCQ)Multiple Select Questions (MSQ) and/or Numerical Answer Type (NAT) Questions
Distribution of Marks in all Papers except papers AR, CY, EY, GG, MA, PH, XH, and XL General Aptitude: 15 MarksEngineering Mathematics: 13 MarksSubject Questions: 72 Marks
Total: 100 Marks
Distribution of Marks in papers AR, CY, EY, GG, MA, PH, XH, and XL General Aptitude: 15 MarksSubject Questions: 85 Marks
Total: 100 Marks
Number of papers 29
Negative Marking For the wrong answers chosen in MCQs, there will be negative marking. For 1-mark MCQ, 1/3 mark will be deducted for a wrong answer. Likewise, for 2-mark MCQ, a 2/3 mark will be deducted for a wrong answer

Paper-wise Marking Scheme

Paper Code Total Marks Subject Marks General Aptitude (GA) Marks Total Time (Minutes)
AE, AG, BM, BT, CE, CH, CS, CY, EC, EE, ES, EY, IN, MA, ME, MN, MT, NM, PE, PH, PI, ST, TF 100 85 15 180
AR [Part A + Part B1 or B2 (B1: Architecture or B2: Planning)]
B1 or B2 can be selected during Exam.
100 60 + 25 15 180
GE [Part A + Part B1 or B2 (B1 – Surveying and Mapping or B2 -Image Processing and Analysis)] B1 or B2 can be selected during the Exam. 100 55 + 30 15 180
GG [Part A + Part B]
(Section 1: Geology or Section 2: Geophysics)
100 25 + 60 15 180
XE (Section A + Any TWO Sections)
Sections can be selected during Exam.
100 15 + (2 x 35) 15 180
XH (Section B1 + Any ONE Section) 100 25 + 60 15 180
XL (Section P + Any TWO Sections)
Sections can be selected during Exam.
100 25 + (2 x 30) 15 180

GATE 2024 Syllabus

The syllabus of all the 29 subjects for GATE 2024 can be accessible from the official website. Candidates can apply for either 1 or 2 of the 29 subjects depending on their qualifications. The subjective part of the syllabus comprises 85% marks while the General Aptitude part which is common for all comprises 15 % marks.

Each of the 29 subjects has been distributed into two topics, the first one is Core Topics (which covers 90% of the subjective paper) & the second one is Special Topics (covers 10% of the subjective paper ).

In the following table, we have provided the name and paper code of all 29 subjects.

Download the GATE 2024 Syllabus in PDF (All Papers)

The applicant must consult the detailed GATE 2024 syllabus, which is provided in the table below in PDF format, before deciding how to study for GATE 2024:

GATE Paper Code GATE Paper Code
Aerospace Engineering AE Humanities & Social Sciences XH
Geomatics Engineering GE Mathematics MA
Environmental Science & Engineering ES Mechanical Engineering ME
Biomedical Engineering BM Statistics ST
Chemistry CY Metallurgical Engineering MT
Civil Engineering CE Physics PH
Geology and Geophysics GG Petroleum Engineering PE
Computer Science and Information Technology CS Chemical Engineering CH
Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering NM Production and Industrial Engineering PI
Electronics and Communication Engineering EC Biotechnology BT
Electrical Engineering EE Textile Engineering and Fibre Science TF
Mining Engineering MN Engineering Sciences XE
Ecology and Evolution EY Architecture and Planning AR
Instrumentation Engineering IN Life Sciences XL
    Agricultural Engineering AG
XE Paper Sections Code XH Paper Sections Code XL Paper Sections Code
Engineering Mathematics (Compulsory)
(15 marks)
A Reasoning and Comprehension (Compulsory)
(25 marks)
B1 Chemistry (Compulsory)
(25 marks)
Any TWO optional Sections
(2×35 = 70 marks)
Any ONE optional Section
(60 marks)
Any TWO optional Sections
(2×30 = 60 marks)
Fluid Mechanics B Economics C1 Biochemistry Q
Materials Science C English C2 Botany R
Solid Mechanics D Linguistics C3 Microbiology S
Thermodynamics E Philosophy C4 Zoology T
Polymer Science and Engineering F Psychology C5 Food Technology U
Food Technology G Sociology C6    
Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences H




Papers with multiple sessions: Candidates will only be allowed to appear in one of the sessions for papers with multiple sessions.

The paper code must be familiarised by candidates because it is necessary for both the application and the test.

Each applicant needs to complete ONLY ONE application. They can include the appropriate paper in their initial application if they want to participate in the second paper (of the two-paper combination). If more than one application is submitted, only one will be accepted, and the others will be rejected without a fee refund.

GATE 2024 Paper Codes and Combination

  • Out of the 29 papers available for GATE 2024, applicants may participate in a maximum of two.
  • With the addition of new papers like Geomatics Engineering (GE) and Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering, the GATE Paper Combinations were revised in 2022. (NM).
  • On the basis of the paper combinations listed below, candidates may choose to take the primary paper and a different paper as their secondary paper.
  • The final allocation, however, will depend on the number of seats available, the infrastructure, the dates, and other factors:
Paper Name Codes of Papers Allowed as Second Paper Paper Code
Aerospace Engineering NM, XE AE
Agricultural Engineering ES, GE, XE, XL AG
Architecture and Planning CE AR
Biomedical Engineering BT, EC, IN, XL BM
Biotechnology BM, XL BT
Civil Engineering AE, AR, ES, GE, NM CE
Chemical Engineering PE, XE CH
Computer Science and Information Technology EC, GE, MA, ST CS
Chemistry XL CY
Electronics and Communication Engineering IN, PH, EE, CS, GE EC
Electrical Engineering EC, IN EE
Environmental Science and Engineering AG, CE, GE ES
Ecology and Evolution XL EY
Geomatics Engineering CE, GG, ES, MN GE
Geology and Geophysics GE, MN, PE, PH GG
Instrumentation Engineering EC, EE, PH IN
Mathematics CS, GE, PH, ST MA
Mechanical Engineering AE, CH, NM, PI, XE ME
Mining Engineering GE, GG, XE MN
Metallurgical Engineering PH, XE MT
Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering AE, CE, XE NM
Petroleum Engineering CH, GG, XE PE
Physics EC, GE, GG, IN, MA, MT, ST, XE PH
Production and Industrial Engineering ME, MT, XE PI
Statistics MA, PH ST
Textile Engineering and Fibre Science XE TF
Engineering Sciences AE, AG, CH, ME, MN, MT, PE, PI, TF, NM XE
Humanities & Social Sciences ST XH
Life Sciences BM, BT, CY, EY XL

GATE 2024 Syllabus: General Aptitude

1.Verbal Ability

  • Verbal Analogies
  • English Grammar
  • Instructions
  • Sentence Completion
  • Critical Reasoning
  • Word Groups
  • Verbal Deduction

2.Numerical Ability:

  • Numerical Estimation
  • Numerical computation
  • Data Interpretation
  • Numerical Reasoning

GATE 2024 Syllabus: Aerospace Engineering Syllabus

  • Fourier Series
  • Laplace Transforms
  • Numerical integration and differentiation.
  • Aerodynamic forces and moments, stability & control derivatives
  • Orbit transfer
  • Elementary ideas of viscous flows including boundary layers
  • Wind Tunnel Testing
  • Vibration of beams
  • In-plane and out-of-plane
  • Decoupling of longitudinal and lateral-directional dynamics
  • Equilibrium and compatibility equations
  • Numerical methods for linear and nonlinear algebraic equations
  • Dynamic stability
  • Euler angle
  • Equations of motion
  • Longitudinal modes; lateral-directional modes.
  • Measurement and visualization techniques
  • Theory of elasticity

GATE 2024 Syllabus: Biomedical Engineering Syllabus

  • Signals and Systems
  • Electrical Circuits
  • Analog and Digital Electronics
  • Medical Imaging System
  • Biomaterials
  • Biomechanics
  • Engineering Mathematics
  • Sensors and Bioinstrumentations
  • Measurement and Digital Electronics
  • Human Anatomy and Physiology

GATE 2024 Syllabus: Agriculture Engineering Syllabus

  • Farm Power
  • Farm Machinery
  • Soil and Water Conservation Engineering
  • Engineering Mathematics
  • Dairy and Food Engineering
  • Irrigation and Drainage Engineering
  • Agricultural Processing Engineering

GATE 2024 Syllabus: Biotechnology Syllabus

  • Plant and Animal Biotechnology
  • Engineering Mathematics
  • Recombinant DNA Technology
  • General Biotechnology
  • Bioprocess Engineering and Process Biotechnology

GATE 2024 Syllabus: Architecture & Planning Syllabus

  • Building and Structures
  • Architecture and Design
  • Building Materials, Construction, and Management
  • Urban Planning and Housing
  • Planning Techniques and Management
  • Services, Infrastructure, and Transportation
  • Environmental Planning and Design
  • Urban Design

GATE 2024 Syllabus: Chemical Engineering Syllabus

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

GATE 2024 Syllabus: Civil Engineering Syllabus

  • Geotechnical Engineering
  • Engineering Mathematics
  • Environmental Engineering
  • Structural Engineering
  • Transportation Engineering
  • Geomatics Engineering
  • Water Resources Engineering

GATE 2024 Syllabus: Chemistry Syllabus

  • Inorganic Chemistry
  • Physical Chemistry
  • Organic Chemistry

GATE 2024 Syllabus: Computer Science and Information Technology Syllabus

  • Digital Logic
  • Computer Networks
  • Engineering Mathematics
  • Programming and Data Structures
  • Compiler Design
  • Computer Organization and Architecture
  • Databases
  • Algorithms
  • Theory of Computation
  • Operating System
  • Computer Networks

GATE 2024 Syllabus: Electronics and Communication Engineering Syllabus

  • Networks, Signals, and Systems
  • Engineering Mathematics
  • Digital Circuits
  • Electronic Devices
  • Electromagnetics
  • Analog Circuits
  • Control System
  • Communication

GATE 2024 Syllabus: Ecology and Evolution Syllabus

  • Mathematics and Quantitative Ecology
  • Evolution
  • Behavioral Ecology
  • Ecology

GATE 2024 Syllabus: Electrical Engineering Syllabus

  • Electrical Circuits
  • Engineering Mathematics
  • Electrical Machines
  • Control Systems
  • Analog and Digital Electronics
  • Signals and Systems
  • Electromagnetic Fields
  • Power Systems
  • Electrical and Electronic Measurements
  • Power Electronics

GATE 2024 Syllabus: Geology And Geophysics Syllabus

  • Geology
  • Geophysics

GATE 2024 Syllabus: Mathematics Syllabus

  • Complex Analysis
  • Calculus
  • Ordinary Differential Equations
  • Partial Differential Equations
  • Linear Programming
  • Linear Algebra
  • Rear Analysis
  • Algebra
  • Functional Analysis
  • Numerical Analysis
  • Topology

GATE 2024 Syllabus: Instrumentation Engineering Syllabus

  • Control Systems
  • Engineering Mathematics
  • Analog and Digital Electronics
  • Measurements
  • Communication and Optical Instrumentation
  • Electrical Circuits
  • Sensors and Industrial Instrumentation

GATE 2024 Syllabus: Mechanical Engineering Syllabus

  • Material, Manufacturing and Industrial Engineering
  • Applied Mechanics and Design
  • Fluid Mechanics and Thermal Science
  • Engineering Mathematics

GATE 2024 Syllabus: Metallurgical Engineering Syllabus

  • Thermodynamics and Rate Process
  • Engineering Mathematics
  • Physical Metallurgy
  • Mechanical Metallurgy
  • Extractive Metallurgy
  • Manufacturing Process

GATE 2024 Syllabus: Mining Engineering Syllabus

  • Engineering Mathematics
  • Mine Development Surveying
  • Geomechanics and Ground Control
  • Surface Environment, Mine Ventilation, and Underground Hazards
  • Mining Methods and Machinery
  • Mine Economics, Mine Planning, System Engineering

GATE 2024 Syllabus: Physics Syllabus

  • Quantum Mechanics
  • Classical Mechanics
  • Mathematical Physics
  • Thermodynamics and Statistical Physics
  • Solid State Physics and Electronics
  • Nuclear and Particle Physics
  • Electromagnetic Theory
  • Atomic and Molecular Physics

GATE 2024 Syllabus for Environmental Science and Engineering (ES)

  •  Mathematics Foundation
  • Environmental Microbiology
  •  Environmental Chemistry
  •  Water & Wastewater Treatment and Management
  •  Solid and Hazardous Waste Management
  •  Environmental Management and Sustainable Development
  •  Water Resources and Environmental Hydraulics
  •  Air and Noise Pollution
  • Global and Regional Environmental Issues

GATE 2024 Syllabus: Textile Engineering Syllabus

  • Engineering Mathematics
  • Textile Engineering and Fibre Science

GATE 2024 Syllabus: Production and Industrial Engineering Syllabus

  • Quality and Reliability
  • General Engineering
  • Manufacturing Processes
  • Engineering Mathematics
  • Industrial Engineering
  • Operation Research an Operational Management

Gate 2024 Syllabus for Humanities and Social Sciences (XH)

GATE XH-B1 Reasoning and Comprehension Syllabus

  • Expression
  • Reading Comprehension
  • Logical Reasoning
  • Analytical Reasoning

GATE XH-C2 Economics Syllabus

  • Macroeconomics
  • Microeconomics
  • International Economics
  • Statistics, Econometrics, and Mathematical Economics
  • Development of Economics
  • Public Economics
  • Indian Economy

GATE XH-C2 English Syllabus

  • Literary criticism and theory; critical and cultural intellectual-traditions and
  • Research approaches and methodologies, including interpretive techniques responsive to devices, concepts, literary forms, and genres.
  • Anglophone and in English translation, literature from India and, extending to some degree, the larger Indian subcontinent
  • Multi-genre literature in English
  • English literary studies
  • Approaches widely referred to and used in the discipline of English
  • History of English literature

GATE XH-C3 Linguistics Syllabus

  • Language and Linguistics
  • Phonetics and Phonology, Morphology, Syntax, Semantics, and Pragmatics
  • Historical Linguistics
  • Methods of analysis and applied Linguistics
  • Sociolinguistics
  • Areal Typology, Universals, Cross-linguistic Features

GATE XH-C4 Philosophy Syllabus

  • Contemporary Western Philosophy
  • Contemporary Indian Philosophy – Vivekananda
  • Classical Indian Philosophy
  • Classical and Modern Western Philosophy – Metaphysics, Epistemology, Ethics, Social and Political Philosophy, Logic

GATE XH-C5 Psychology Syllabus

  • Designing research: Research problems, purpose statement, Variables, and Operational Definitions, Hypotheses, Sampling.
  • Research Methods and Statistics
  • Statistics in Psychology
  • Perception, Learning, Memory, and Forgetting
  • Research design: quantitative & qualitative, mixed methods.
  • Experimental Designs
  • Nature of quantitative & qualitative research
  • The biological and evolutionary basis of behavior
  • Cognition: Thinking, Intelligence, and Language: Basic elements of though: Concepts, Propositions, Imagery.

GATE XH-C6 Sociology Syllabus

  • Family, Marriage, and Kinship
  • Sociological Concepts
  • Sociology of Development
  • Agrarian Sociology and Rural Transformation
  • Sociological Theory
  • Indian Society / Sociology of India
  • Research Methodology and Methods

 GATE 2024 Syllabus: Aeronautical Engineering

Section 1: Engineering Mathematics

Core Topics:

Linear Algebra: Matrix algebra, Vector algebra, the rank of a matrix, systems of linear equations, eigenvalues, and eigenvectors.

Differential Equations: First order linear and nonlinear differential equations, higher-order linear ODEs with constant coefficients. Partial differential equations and separation of variables methods.

Calculus: Functions of a single variable, continuity, and differentiability, limits, mean value theorem, directional derivatives. partial derivatives, chain rule, maxima and minima,  divergence and curl, gradient. Integration, volume integrals, line integrals, surface. Theorems of Stokes, Green, Gauss.

Special Topics:

Fourier Series, Numerical methods for linear and nonlinear algebraic equations, Laplace Transforms, Numerical integration, and differentiation.

Section 2: Flight Mechanics

Core Topics:

Basics: Atmosphere: Properties, standard atmosphere. Airplane (fixed-wing aircraft) configuration and various parts, Classification of aircraft.

Airplane performance: Pressure altitude, calibrated, equivalent, indicated airspeeds, Drag polar; takeoff and landing; steady climb & descent, absolute and service ceiling; cruise, cruise climb, turning flight, endurance or loiter, load factor, Primary flight instruments: ASI, Altimeter,  Turn-bank indicator, VSI.V-n diagram; Winds:  tail, head & crosswinds.

Static stability: Angle of attack, sideslip, pitch, roll, & yaw controls, fixed free stability & longitudinal stick, horizontal tail position, and size; directional stability, size, and vertical tail position; sweep & position; hinge moments, stick forces, dihedral stability, wing dihedral.

Special Topics:

Dynamic stability: Equations of motion, Euler angles, stability & control derivatives, aerodynamic forces, and moments, decoupling of lateral and longitudinal-directional dynamics,  lateral-directional modes, longitudinal modes.

Section 3: Space Dynamics

Core Topics:

Determination of trajectory & orbital period in simple cases, Central force motion.

Special Topics:

Orbit transfer, in-plane, and out-of-plane.

Section 4: Aerodynamics

Core Topics:

Basic Fluid Mechanics: Conservation laws: Integral and differential form of Mass & Momentum.

Potential flow theory: sinks, line vortex, doublets, sources, and their superposition, Reynold’s number, Viscosity.

Airfoils and wings:  Aerodynamic coefficients: lift, drag and moment; Airfoil nomenclature; Kutta- Joukoswki theorem;  Kutta condition, Thin airfoil theory, Critical and drag divergence Mach number, Finite wing theory, Prandtl lifting line theory; Induced drag.

Conservation equations; Compressible Flows Basic concepts of compressibility, Fanno flow, Rayleigh flow; Isentropic flows, One-dimensional compressible flows, normal and oblique shocks, Flow-through nozzles and diffusers of Prandtl- Meyer flow.

Special Topics:

Wind Tunnel Testing: Measurement and visualization techniques, Elementary ideas of viscous flows including boundary layers;

Section 5: Structures

Core Topics:

Strength of Materials: Stress and strain transformation. Mohr’s Circle. States of stress and strain. Principal stresses. Plane stress and strain; Failure theories: Maximum stress, Tresca and von Mises; Three-dimensional Hooke’s law. Strain energy. Analysis of statically determinate and indeterminate trusses and beams. Castigliano’s principles. Elastic flexural buckling of columns. Torsion, bending, and flexural shear of thin-walled sections.  Flight vehicle structures: Characteristics of aircraft structures and materials, Loads on aircraft.

Structural Dynamics: Free vibrations of undamped 2-DOF systems. Free and forced vibrations of undamped and damped SDOF systems.

Special Topics:

Theory of elasticity: Equilibrium and compatibility equations, The vibration of beams., Airy’sstress function.

Section 6: Propulsion

Core Topics:

Basics: Thermodynamics, heat transfer, boundary layers, and combustion thermochemistry.

Thermodynamics of aircraft engines: Thrust, efficiency, and engine performance of turbojet, turboshaft, turboprop, ramjet engines & turbofan.  Thrust augmentation of turbofan & turbojets engines. Aerothermodynamics of non-rotating propulsion components such as combustor, intakes, and nozzle.

Axial compressors: Angular momentum, compression, work, the efficiency of the compressor, the characteristic performance of a single axial compressor stage, and degree of reaction.

Axial turbines: Axial turbine stage efficiency.

Centrifugal compressor: Centrifugal compressor stage dynamics, impeller, diffuser, inducer.

Rocket propulsion: Thrust equation and specific impulse, multi-staging of rockets, drag, vehicle acceleration, gravity losses. the performance of solid and liquid propellant rockets, classification of chemical rockets.

GATE 2024 Reference Books

There is no specific book available for the GATE exam. However, you can take help of some standard books for different topics and also you can take help from your academic books. Here we have provided some reference books for the preparation of the GATE exam. These books are popular among the GATE aspirants, so you can also use these standard books for your preparation.

GATE 2024 Reference Books: Mechanical Engineering

BookAuthor / Publication
Engineering MechanicsS.S Bhavikatti
Production EngineeringAmitabh Ghosh
Theory of MachinesR.S Khurmi

GATE 2024 Reference Books: Computer Science Engineering

BookAuthor / Publication
Computer Organisation Carl Hamacher
Software EngineeringPressman Publications
Theory of Computation Ullman

GATE 2024 Reference Books: Electrical Engineering

BookAuthor / Publication
 Signals and Systems Oppenheim Whisky
 Network Analysis Val Vulken Berg
Electrical MachinesP.S. Bhimbra

GATE 2024 Reference Books:  Electronics and Communication Engineering

BookAuthor / Publication
 Integrated Electronics Millman
Electronic Devices and Circuits Millman And Halkias
Electrical Engg. (Problems and Solutions) Natesan

GATE 2024 Admit Card

The admit card/ hall ticket of GATE 2024 will be released on the GOAPS portal in January 2024 . The admit card will be released by the exam conducting authority. Candidates should be noted that no post services will be provided to the candidates to send admit card on their doorsteps. Candidates have to download the GATE 2024 hall ticket and must have to take a colored printout(as per the given format of admit card) of it.

Candidates will have to carry admit card along with a photo proof identity card (either of Passport / Aadhaar-UID/ PAN card / Voter ID / Driving License/ College Id /Employee ID)at the test center.

How to download GATE 2024 Admit Card?

  • Step 1: Go to the official portal of GOAPS.
  • Step 2:Find the link to download admit card and then click on the same link in order to download.
  • Step 3: After clicking on the download link, you need to enter there your registration number/ registration id & password in order to log in.
  • Step 4: After entering the details, you will be able to see your admit card on the screen.
  • Step 5: You have to check all the details printed on the admit card and then after confirming all the details, print the admit card for future references.

Details provided on GATE 2024 Admit Card

  • Candidate’s Name
  • Candidate’s Signature and Photograph
  • Exam Day Instructions
  • Registration Number
  • Exam Date and Time Slot
  • Exam Centre Address
  • GATE Paper/Code

GATE 2024 Exam Center

The allotment of test centers will be performed by the official authorities based on the availability of seats. Candidates will have to choose the 3 preferences of the test center at the time of filling the GATE 2024 application form. While choosing the test centers, candidates have to keep in mind that the first and second test preferences will be from the same zone and the third preference may be from any other zone.

The GATE exam will also be held in 6 different cities outside the country. However, 8 zonal test centers are there in India for GATE. The no. of test centers may be reduced or maybe increased as per the decision made by authorities.

Information on GATE 2024 Test Centres List

For PwD candidates, scribes will be provided for each candidate at every test center. It is recommended that every candidate should visit the allotted test centers before one day of the test to get familiarized with the test center.

GATE ZonesGATE 2024 Examination Cities
IIT BombayAhmedabad, Ahmednagar, Amravati, Anand, Aurangabad, Baramati, Bhavnagar, Bhuj, Gandhinagar, Goa, Jalgaon, Kankavli, Kolhapur, Mehsana, Mumbai, Nagpur, Nanded, Nashik, Navi Mumbai, Pune, Rajkot, Ratnagiri, Sangli, Satara, Solapur, Surat, Thane, Vadodara
IIT GuwahatiAgartala, Asansol-Durgapur, Burdwan, Dhanbad, Dibrugarh, Gangtok, Guwahati, Imphal, Itanagar, Jorhat, Kalyani, Muzaffarpur, Patna, Shillong, Silchar, Siliguri, Tezpur
IIT KanpurAgra, Aligarh, Allahabad, Bareilly, Bhopal, Gorakhpur, Gwalior, Jabalpur, Kanpur, Lucknow, Varanasi
IIT KharagpurBalasore, Berhampur (Odisha), Bhilai, Bhimavaram, Bhubaneswar, Bilaspur (CG), Cuttack, Eluru, Hooghly, Jamshedpur, Kakinada, Kharagpur, Kolkata, Raipur, Rajahmundry, Ranchi, Rourkela, Sambalpur, Tadepalligudem, Vijayawada, Visakhapatnam, Vizianagaram
IIT DelhiAjmer, Alwar, Bahadurgarh-Rohtak, Bikaner, Faridabad, Greater Noida, Gurugram, Hisar, Indore, Jaipur, Jammu, Jodhpur, Karnal, Kota, Mathura, New Delhi, Palwal, Samba, Sikar, Udaipur, Ujjain
IIT MadrasAlappuzha, Aluva, Attingal, Bapatla, Chengannur, Chennai, Chittoor, Coimbatore, Cuddalore, Dindigul, Ernakulam, Erode-Thiruchengode, Gudur, Guntur, Idukki, Kadapa, Kanjirapally, Kanyakumari-Nagercoil, Karimnagar, Karur, Khammam, Kollam, Kothamangalam, Kottayam, Madurai, Muvattupuzha, Nalgonda, Namakkal, Nedumangad, Nellore, Ongole, Pala, Puducherry (Pondicherry), Punalur, Salem, Thanjavur, Thiruvananthapuram, Thiruvannamalai, Tiruchirapalli, Tirunelveli, Tirupati, Tuticorin, Vellore, Villupuram, Virudhunagar, Warangal
IIT RoorkeeAmbala, Amritsar, Baddi, Bathinda, Bhimtal, Dehradun, Ghaziabad, Haldwani, Hamirpur, Jalandhar, Khanna, Kurukshetra, Ludhiana, Meerut, Mohali, Moradabad, Muzaffarnagar, Noida, Panipat, Pathankot, Patiala, Roorkee, Sangrur, Shimla-Solan, Sonepat, Una, Yamunanagar.
IISc BangaloreAnanthapuramu, Angamaly, Bagalkot, Bellary, Belgaum, Bengaluru, Bidar, Davanagere, Hassan, Hubli, Hyderabad, Gulbarga, Kannur, Kasaragod, Kolar, Kozhikode, Kurnool, Malappuram, Mangaluru, Manipal, Mysore, Palakkad, Payyanur, Port Blair, Shimoga, Thrissur, Tumakuru, Vatakara

For the exam day, candidates are advised to follow some guidelines issued by the test conducting authority. Candidates should follow the instructions written on the admit card of GATE 2024. For detailed information about guidelines, read the instructions written on admit card and follow the official website. Here we have mentioned some item list that is to carry out at the test center.

GATE 2024 Exam Day Guidelines

Permitted ItemsNon-permitted Items
Photo ID card GATE 2024 Admit Card Simple Wrist Watch Photograph Blue/Black Ball Point PenLog-tables Blank Papers Physical Calculators Clipboards Mobile Phones Digital Watch Any electronic items

GATE 2024 Preparation Tips

The GATE is the most popular and demanding test for all engineering students who want to go for higher education or want to recruit under PSUs. Every year about 8- 10 lakh students fill this form. So competition is very high and consequently, you need a strong preparation strategy. Here we have recommended some tips and tricks to make your preparation better.

  • First of all, download the syllabus of GATE for respective subjects and read the syllabus to get an idea that which topic you need to read for this test purpose.
  • Make a proper timetable and divide the study time into slots.
  • Give proper time on your weak topics to make them stronger and also work on your strong topics to make the strongest.
  •  Set daily goals, weekly goals, and monthly goals according to the syllabus.
  • Give at least 1/2 hour to the general aptitude portion as it contributes 15% marks of total and it is considered as an easy portion for engineering students.
  • Solve and analyze the pattern of PYQs (Previous Year Questions), it will help you to understand the type of important questions, difficulty level of the exam, etc.
  • You should have to be clear whether you need coaching(online/ offline) or not. If you need coaching then go for it. But if you think you can prepare well by self-study only then start your preparation as early as possible.
  • Revise the whole syllabus 4-5 times before the GATE exam.

GATE Response Sheet 2024

Indian Institute of Science (IISc), Bangalore will publish the GATE 2024 response sheet on its official website. Candidates will have a chance to review their marked answer/ response through the response sheet released by the officials in online mode. In order to access the response sheet, you will need your application no./enrollment no. and password to login on to the official website of the IISc/ GOAPS portal.

Steps to check GATE 2024 Response Sheet

  • Open the official portal of GOAPS .
  • Now fill the application no./enrollment no. and password to log in there.
  • After filling in the details, solve the arithmetic expression, and fill the correct answer in the empty box there to proceed next.
  • After login, open the tab named ‘View Response’.
  • After clicking on the tab, the provided response sheet will appear on the monitor screen.
  • Now download it and keep it protected for later references.

GATE 2024 Answer key

After completing the exam process, a few days later, the authorities will release the provisional answer key in February 2024. Candidates are advised to match their answer sheet with this answer key to get an idea about the estimated score. Following are the steps to check the answer key.

  • Open the official website of IISc.
  • Now to check the answer key, first do log in on the website.
  • Enter your credentials that you have accessed at the time of registration.
  • Now search for the link ‘GATE 2024 Answer Key’ and click on it.
  • Now check the answer key and then download it for later use.

GATE 2024 Objection to Answer Key

Now if someone has an issue with the provisional answer key then they can raise objections against the provisional answer key. Here are the steps to raise the objection.

  • Step 1: First of all, open the official website of IIT IISc.
  • Step 2: Go to the notification segment, and then click the link of  ‘Answer key’.
  • Step 3: Enter your credentials that you have accessed at the time of registration for login purpose.
  • Step 4: Select the code of the paper.
  • Step 5: Now to raise the objection, you have to click on the link ‘Raise Objection’.
  • Step 6: Match the question id and provisional answer key.
  • Step 7: Now to complete this process, you have to pay the required charge to ‘Raise objection’.

GATE 2024 Result

The result/ scorecard of GATE 2024 will commence tentatively in the month of March 2024. Candidates will get access to the result/scorecard of GATE only on the official portal GOAPS or on the official website of IISc. Candidates will be given a time period to download their result/ scorecard from March 2024. Post this period candidates have to pay off a charge of Rs. 500/- to download the result/scorecard.

GATE Result Related EventsDates
GATE 2024 Results Releasing dateMarch 16, 2024
Scorecard Downloading PeriodMarch 22, 2024
Last date to access the Scorecard (with fine)To be announced soon

Steps to Download GATE 2024 Score Card

  1. Go to the official portal of GOAPS and then click on the link of ‘GATE Scorecard’.
  2. Now you need to log in there using your enrollment no./ registration no. and password (provided at the time of registration).
  3. Post entering the details, click on the ‘Submit’ button.
  4. Now you have to download GATE 2024 scorecard/result and take a printout of it.

Note- The validity period of the GATE scorecard is for 3 years from the date of announcement of the result. i.e. If you receive your GATE result in March 2024 then this scorecard will be valid till March 2025.

GATE 2024 Cut off

The GATE 2024 cutoff will be released by the Indian Institute of Science (IISc), Bangalore on the official portal of GOAPS. The cutoff for each subject will be different. The GATE 2024 cutoff will be set depending on the various factors. To clear the GATE 2024, at least candidates have to obtain the minimum qualifying marks set by the authority.

To give you an idea about the minimum qualifying marks, we have provided the details of the previous year’s qualifying cut-off for each subject.

Previous Year’s GATE Qualifying Cutoff

GATE 2022 Cutoff

Paper GATE 2022 Cut off
Computer Science and Information Technology (CS) 25 16.6 22.5
Electronics and Communications Engineering (EC) 25 16.5 22.5
Biotechnology (BT) 35.5 23.6 31.9
Electrical Engineering (EE) 30.7 20.4 27.6
Chemical Engineering (CH) 25.3 16.8 22.7
Statistics (ST) 25 16.6 22.5
Mathematics (MA) 27.3 18.2 24.5
Instrumentation Engineering (IN) 42.4 28.2 38.1
Mechanical Engineering (ME) 28.1 18.7 25.2
Geomatics Engineering (GE)- New Paper 40.4 26.9 36.3
Civil Engineering (CE) 30.4 20.2 27.4
Chemistry (CY) 27.5 18.3 24.7
Metallurgical Engineering (MT) 46.2 30.8 41.5
Agricultural Engineering (AG) 26.3 17.5 23.6
Ecology and Evolution (EY) 33.4 22.2 30
Environmental Science and Engineering (ES) 40.3 26.8 36.2
Physics (PH) 26.5 23.8
Life Sciences (XL) 33.9 22.5 30.5
Textile Engineering and Fibre Science (TF) 36.8 25.6 34.9
Aerospace Engineering (AE) TBU TBU TBU
Architecture and Planning (AR) TBU TBU TBU
Biomedical Engineering (BM) TBU TBU TBU
Geology and Geophysics (GG) TBU TBU TBU
Mining Engineering (MN) TBU TBU TBU
Petroleum Engineering (PE) TBU TBU TBU
Production and Industrial Engineering (PI) TBU TBU TBU
Humanities and Social Sciences (XH) TBU TBU TBU
Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering (NM)- New Paper TBU TBU TBU
Engineering Sciences (XE) TBU TBU TBU

GATE 2020 Qualifying Cutoff

Paper CodePaper NameQualifying MarksQualifying MarksQualifying Marks
  GeneralOBC (NCL)SC/ST/PwD
XLLife Sciences31.728.521.1
EEElectrical Engineering33.430.022.2
MEMechanical Engineering34.030.622.6
CECivil Engineering32.929.621.9
ECElectronics and Communication Engineering28.825.919.2
CSComputer Science and Information Technology28.525.619.0
XEEngineering Sciences Minor26.023.417.3
PEPetroleum Engineering39.835.826.5
AEAerospace Engineering27.224.418.1
CHChemical Engineering35.732.123.8
AGAgricultural Engineering26.323.617.5
EYEcology and Evolution42.237.928.1
TFTextile Engineering and Fibre Science37.133.324.7
ARArchitecture and Planning34.831.323.2
INInstrumentation Engineering34.631.123.0
BMBiomedical Engineering25.022.516.6
MNMining Engineering32.729.421.8
MTMetallurgical Engineering49.244.232.8
PIProduction and Industrial Engineering36.632.924.4

GATE 2019 Qualifying Cutoff

Paper CodePaper NameQualifying MarksQualifying MarksQualifying Marks
  GeneralOBC (NCL)SC/ST/PwD
XLLife Sciences36.73324.5
PEPetroleum Engineering49.944.933.3
EEElectrical Engineering39.635.626.4
CSComputer Science and Information Technology29.526.619.7
CHChemical Engineering34.831.323.2
CECivil Engineering28.225.418.8
TFTextile Engineering and Fibre Science40.136.126.7
MEMechanical Engineering34.130.722.7
ECElectronics and Communication Engineering26.72417.8
AGAgricultural Engineering28.325.518.9
EYEcology and Evolution37.133.424.7
XEEngineering Sciences26.72417.8
INInstrumentation Engineering31.928.721.3
AEAerospace Engineering33.530.222.3
MNMining Engineering31.528.421
ARArchitecture and Planning4136.927.3
PIProduction and Industrial Engineering32.22921.5
GGGeology and Geophysics44.540.129.7
MTMetallurgical Engineering53.548.135.7

GATE 2024 Counseling and Recruitment

There is a various opportunity available for the recruitment through GATE score. There is a lot of opportunities available after clearing the GATE exam:

  1. Recruitment in PSUs: Candidates who qualify GATE exam with a good rank, get an opportunity to work in reputed PSUs directly.  However, some PSUs organized interviews or tests for recruitment. Top PSUs that offer recruitment based on GATE score are DRDO, BARC, IOCL, GAIL, NPCIL, ONGC, etc. Through GATE Score, you will not get recruitment in PSUs only rather you can get direct recruitment for Group A level posts under Central Government. Such posts are:
    • Senior Research Officer (S&T) in Cabinet Secretariat
    • Senior Research Officer (Crypto)
    • Senior Field Officer (Tele)
  2. Job opportunities apart from PSUs: Candidates who qualify for GATE also get an opportunity to acquire a position as a Scientist (C grade), Professor and Assistant Professor, etc. The importance of the GATE score is increasing day by day. Nowadays, various private companies offer jobs on the basis of GATE score.
  3. Opportunity to Study Abroad- After qualifying for the GATE exam, students can apply for higher education, not only in India. Students can apply in foreign countries like Germany, Singapore, etc.
  4. Opportunities to avail Fellowship for higher education- After qualifying GATE, those candidates who want to go for higher education will be eligible to receive a scholarship offered by the Ministry of Human Resources (MHRD) and JRF & SRF by CSIR. Candidates will also be allotted financial aid of Rs. 12,400/ month as UGC scholarship.
  5. Opportunity to enroll in Master’s or Ph.D. program- GATE qualified candidates can also apply for Master’s programs like and Ph.D. programs from reputed institutes such as NITs, GFTIs, IITs, IISc, IIMs, and many others. Institutes like IIT Bombay offers direct admission to programs like Ph.D., PGDIE, and PGDM programs, etc on the basis of GATE score only.

Documents Required for GATE 2024 Counselling

  • Document for PWD candidates
  • Appropriate Document for SC/ST (approved by competent authority)
  • Proper dyslexic certificate issued by any Dyslexia Association

Note: If an SC/ST candidate will not produce the proper valid certificate then he/she will be considered under the general category.

PSU Through GATE 2024

The list of PSUs that accept GATE score followed by their own recruitment process is listed below:

  • Bharat Heavy Electricals Limited (BHEL)
  • Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL)
  • Nuclear Power Corporation of India Limited (NPCIL)
  • Indian Oil Corporation Limited (IOCL)
  • Gas Authority of India Limited (GAIL)
  • National Thermal Power Corporation (NTPC)
  • Oil and Natural Gas Corporation (ONGC)


At the time of admission in IITs, a common portal will be activated which is called GATE COAP i.e. GATE Common Offer Acceptance Portal. Through this portal, the application for M.Tech. in IITs will be accepted by qualified candidates only. At the time of application, a list of participating IITs will be appearing there and candidates have to choose their preference from the listed IITs. For some particular cases, all the qualified candidates will have to apply separately for individual IITs.

GATE COAP 2024: List of Participating Institutes

  • IIT Bombay
  • IIT Roorkee
  • IIT Jodhpur
  • IIT Hyderabad
  • IIT Kharagpur
  • IIT Delhi
  • IIT Bhubaneswar
  • ISC Bangalore
  • IIT ISM Dhanbad
  • IIT Goa
  • IIT Bhilai
  • IIT Guwahati
  • IIT Kanpur
  • IIT Indore
  • IIT Madras
  • IIT Palakkad
  • IIT Mandi
  • IIT Patna
  • IIT Tirupati
  • IIT Ropar

CCMT 2024 – List of Participating Institutes

For admission in M.Tech. program from NITs, Centralized Counseling is conducted by the National Institute of Technology. All those qualified candidates who want to take admission in NITs through CCMT will have to check the name of all participating institutes of CCMT.

Top participating Institutes in CCMT 2024

S.noName of the Institution
1National Institute of Technology Tiruchirappalli
2National Institute of Technology Karnataka
3National Institute of Technology Calicut
4National Institute of Technology Silchar
5National Institute of Technology Warangal
6National Institute of Technology Rourkela
7Visvesvaraya National Institute of Technology
8National Institute of Technology Kurukshetra
9National Institute of Technology Durgapur
10Malviya National Institute of Technology

List of Top M.Tech Colleges in India

Based on NIRF 2020 ranking, we have provided the name of top 10 IITs and NITs which offers M.Tech program based on the GATE score.

NIRF RankingIIT CollegeNIRF RankingNIT College
1IIT Madras9NIT Tiruchirappalli
2IIT Delhi13NIT Karnataka
3IIT Bombay16NIT Rourkela
4IIT Kanpur19NIT Warangal
5IIT Kharagpur23NIT Calicut
6IIT Roorkee40NIT Kurukshetra
7IIT Guwahati46NIT Silchar
8IIT Hyderabad47NIT Durgapur
10IIT Indore48NIT Allahabad
11IIT (BHU) Varanasi52NIT Jalandhar

GATE 2024 FAQs

Who is going to conduct the GATE 2024 exam?

Indian Institute of Science (IISc), Bangalore is going to conduct the GATE 2024 exam.

What is the age limit criteria required to apply for the GATE exam?

There are no age limit criteria set by the authorities till date to apply for the GATE 2024.

What is the mode of Application for GATE 2024?

The mode of application for GATE 2024 is online. i.e. the application form will be filled and processed in online mode.

When will the application process start for the GATE 2024?

The application process for the GATE 2024 will start in the month of August/September 2023 (tentative). The exact date will be announced with the release of official notification.

How many questions will have to be attempt in the GATE 2024?

A total of 65 questions to be attempt in the GATE 2024.

What is the weightage of the General Aptitude paper in the GATE exam?

General Aptitude carries 15 marks out of 100 i.e. its weightage is 15% of the total in the GATE exam.

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