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Structure Of Gate And Gate Results

All candidates for GATE will appear in a single paper of 3 hours duration and of 150 marks.

GATE will have the following papers:

Agricultural Engg.AG
Architecture and PlanningAR
Civil Engg.CE
Chemical Engg.CH
Computer Science & Engg.CS
Electronics & Comm. Engg.EC
Electrical Engg.EE
Geology & GeophysicsGG
Instrumentation Engg.IN
Information TechnologyIT
Mechanical Engg.ME
Mining Engg.MN
Metallurgical Engg.MT
Production & Industrial Engg.PI
Pharmaceutical SciencesPY
Textile Engg. & Fibre Sci.TF
Engineering SciencesXE
Life SciencesXL

Papers XE and XL are of general nature and will comprise of the following Sections:

Engineering Sciences (XE):Life Sciences (XL):
Engg. Mathematics (Compulsory)A
Computational ScienceB
Electrical SciencesC
Fluid MechanicsD
Materials ScienceE
Solid MechanicsF
Chemistry (CompulsoryH

Candidates appearing in XE or XL papers are required to answer three sections, one compulsory and two other sections of candidate's choice out of the sections mentioned against the respective papers. Candidates qualified in XE or XL paper will be further examined by the admitting Institute to assess their suitability for a particular programme.

The choice of the paper is the responsibility of the candidate. However, some guidelines are suggested below:

  • Candidates are expected to appear in a paper appropriate to the discipline of their qualifying degree. However, the candidate is free to choose any paper according to his/her admission plan, keeping in mind the eligibility criteria.
  • Candidates studying in the fourth year of Five-Year Integrated M.Tech ./Dual degree programme are treated at par with those in the final year of Four-Year B.E./B. Tech. programme and are expected to appear in the paper appropriate to the discipline of their qualifying degree.

The question paper of GATE will be fully of objective type. There will be 'negative' marking for each wrong answer. The deduction will be 25% of the marks allotted.

Candidates generally receive Admit Cards by last week of January. If they do not receive it by 1 st February, they should contact the concerned GATE Chairman.

GATE result will be be available on internet addresses of various Institutes given.

The GATE score card is a valuable document. Care should be taken to preserve it. Additional Score cards will be issued on payment basis only once. The Score Card cannot be treated as a proof for category or date of birth.


  • GATE score is valid upto 2 year after result.

  • Score card will be sent only to the qualified candidates. No information will be sent to the candidates who have not qualified.

  • The score card of the Qualified Candidates will give Percentile score for that discipline. The percentile score in each discipline is calculated as follows:

    p = -M-xioo
    Where P : Percentile Score
    N : total number of candidates appearing in that discipline nc; number of candidates having the same all India rank 'r' in the same discipline r : all India rank
    P = {(number of candidates who have secured marks less than the marks secured by the candidate concerned)/N} x 100

  • The GATE evaluation is carried out with utmost care. Requests for revaluation of answer scripts and re-totaling of marks will not be entertained.

  • The GATE result and particulars of the qualified candidates will be made available to interested Organizations (educational institutions, R and D laboratories, industries etc.,) in India and abroad based on written request by the organisation and on payment. Details can be obtained from GATE Chairman of IITs / IISc.

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