GATE 2020 Application Form – GOAPS stands for GATE Online Application Processing System (GOAPS) for Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering (GATE) exam that is organized by 7 IIT’S on a rotational basis every year. Well, this is really one of the most important exams in the lives of the aspiring candidates. The GATE 2020 application form is soon going to be released for all of the interested candidates. Students have to fill the registration form of Gate 2020 before the last date that is October 2019. The official authority of the Examination department will release the GATE 2020 Application Form, Notification, Eligibility Criteria in the month of Aug/Sep 2019.

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GATE 2020 Application Form Details:

Candidates who are going to start the preparation for the upcoming GATE 2020 Exam, will start searching all the important details related to the Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering 2020 like Examination Dates, Eligibility Criteria, Application form release dates, Admit Cards dates, etc. After knowing all the details candidates can start the preparation well. Gate 2020 Online Application Process (GOAPS) is a National level entrance examination test which is conducted every year in the month of February in an Online Mode for the interested Students.

Name Of the Examination GATE 2020 (Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering)
Examination Conducting Authority 7 IITs and IISc, Banglore on Rotational basis
Online Notification Release Date August/September 2019
Online Application Form Start Date September 2019
Online Application Form Last Date October 2019
Admit Card Release Date  January 2020
Examination Mode Computer Based Test(CBT)
Num of Papers 25[Biomedical Engineering is newly added]
Exam Date First Week of February 2020
Result Declaration Date March/April 2020
Level of the Exam  All India Level

Eligibility Criteria GATE 2020 – Age Limit, Application Form Fee

Candidates who want to appear in the GATE 2020, must need to fulfill the eligibility criteria. Those candidates who are fulfilling the eligibility criteria can fill the form before the last date of the online application.

Application Fees:-

  1. Women’s – 750/-
  2. SC/ST/PWD – 750/-
  3. General – 1500/-
  4. The international candidates’ application fee is the US $50.

Age Limit:- 

There is no age limit in this Examination. Any Age Group of Candidates can apply for this exam.

Educational Qualification:- 

Candidate must have completed the bachelors or equivalent degree from the recognized university and organization with the minimum good qualifying Marks.

Exam Pattern for GATE 2020 Exam

Students, to prepare well for the examination, you must know the exam pattern. Here are the details for the Examination Pattern for the GATE Exam 2020.

Mode of the Exam Online 
Type of the Questions MCQ(Multiple Choice Question)
Exam Duration 180 Minutes(3 hours)
Gate Papers 25 
Num of Question Asked 65
Question Distribution
  • General Aptitude(GA= 10 Question)
  • Subject Selected by the Candidates(Rest of the Questions)
Question Types
  •  Multiple Type Question(MCQ)
  • Numerical Answer Type Question(NAQ)
Marking Process
  •  1 or 2 Marks awarded for each Right Answer according to the Section(1/3 and 2/3 Num will be deducted for each Wrong Answer)
  • Negative Marking: Only MCQ Type of questions will have negative marking. There is no negative marking for Numerical Answer Type (NAT) questions.
Total Marks  100
Division of Marks
  • General Aptitude: 15% of total marks.
  • Engineering Mathematics*: 15% of total marks.
  • Subject Discipline opted for by candidate: 70% of total marks

GATE 2020 Photograph Requirements and Specifications

  • Color Photograph
  • Background White or Very Light Color
  • Face Cover 75% Area
  • Not Use Mobile for Photo
  • Maximum pixel resolution for JPEG: 480 × 640 (0.3 Megapixel)
  • Minimum pixel resolution for JPEG: 240 × 320 (Width*Height)

Gate 2019 Photo requirements sample

Signature Requirements and Specifications for 2020 GATE Exam

  • White Paper of 2 cm x 7 cm (Height x Width)
  • Sign with black or dark blue ink pen within this box.
  • Only JPEG Format Allow
  • The maximum pixel resolution for the image is 160 × 560 (Width x Height).
  • The minimum pixel resolution for the image is 80 × 280.
  • Photographs of the signatures taken using the mobile phone are not acceptable.

Gate 2019 Signature Size sample

Gate 2020 Thumb Impression Requirements

  • White Paper of 3 cm x 5 cm (Height x Width)
  • Left Thumb impression
  • Only JPEG image format Allow
  • The maximum pixel resolution for the image is 160 × 560 (Width x Height).
  • The minimum pixel resolution for the image is 80 × 280.

Gate 2019 Thumb Impression sample

Required Documents for Gate 2020 Registration Form 

  • Eligibility degree, 12th percentage, and other info.)
  • Graduation College address and also PIN code of your college.
  • Scanned image of your photograph
  • Scanned image of your signature
  • Scanned image of your thumb impression
  • Scanned copy in pdf format of Degree Certificate or mark sheet of previous semester/year (for final year candidates) / Provisional certificate (letter) from the Institute for final year students Download Here
  • Scanned copy of Category/PwD Certificate (if applicable) in pdf format
  • ID Proof: Only Passport/PAN Card/Voter ID/Aadhaar UID/College ID/Employee ID card

Interesting Facts of Gate Exam: The good news for the candidate. As they will now no longer have to look on other websites to search for the dates. The IIT Bangalore will be conducting the exam for the GATE 2020. The respective details will be shared on the website as soon as it is released by the board.

No of qualified and Appeared students in Gate previous years

Download Gate 2020 Information Brochure pdf 

After Filling Gate 2020 Application Form Watch How to Prepare/Crack for Gate 2020 by NITIN Sir, Air 9, IISC Bangalore



    No further requests will be entertained for correction of particulars given in GATE 2018 application form.


    Please ensure that the GATE-2017 Registration number which is mentioned on your GATE-2017 admit card, is entered correctly in the online application.


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