GATE 2024 Exam Date, Notification, Registration, Syllabus, Pattern, Question Papers

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GATE 2024 Exam Date: GATE 2024, conducted by IISc Bangalore, is expected to release its notification in August on Eligible graduate candidates can fill the application form in September for the exam. GATE is a gateway to post-graduation in IITs and PSU recruitment.

The exam dates are yet to be announced. The official notification will provide detailed information on eligibility, exam pattern, syllabus, and more. Use the GATE GOAPS 2024 portal for registration. The exam is tentatively scheduled for February 3, 4, 10, & 11, 2024, covering 29 papers.

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GATE EXAM : What’s New

  • Two new subjects – Geomatics Engineering (GE) and Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering (NM). The total number of subjects has increased to 29.
  • In another newly introduced change, students applying for GATE EXAM 2024 can also opt for two different papers from the prescribed set of combinations.
  • Eligibility criteria to appear for GATE-2024 is relaxed from the minimum 10+2+4 (ongoing) to minimum 10+2+3 (ongoing), enabling even those in the third year of their undergraduate studies to appear for the examination, thus providing an additional opportunity to candidates to improve their performance to secure better career options.
  • All test papers of GATE EXAM 2024 will be entirely objective type. Pattern of questions may include (i) Multiple Choice Questions (MCQ), (ii) Multiple Select Questions (MSQ), and/or (iii) Numerical Answer Type (NAT) questions.

GATE 2024 Exam Highlights

Examination NameGraduate Aptitude Test in Engineering
Commonly Known AsGATE
GATE 2024 organising InstituteIISc
GATE 2024 Official website
GATE exam date 2024February 3,4,10, & 11, 2024 (tentatively)
Administered ByJointly by IISc Bangalore and Seven IITs
Purpose of ExaminationQualifying Examination for M.E./ M.Tech/ Ph.D admissions and PSU Recruitment
Application ModeOnline
Mode of ExaminationComputer-Based Mode
Examination Duration180 Minutes (3 Hours)
Frequency of ExaminationAnnual
Number of GATE Papers29
Validity of GATE Score/Grade3 Years

GATE 2024 Eligibility Criteria

There are certain GATE eligibility conditions 2024 that students planning to appear for the exam must meet. The authorities will release the GATE eligibility criteria 2024 along with the official notification.

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  • A candidate who is currently studying in the 3rd or higher years of any undergraduate degree program OR has already completed any government approved degree program in Engineering/ Technology/ Architecture/ Science/ Commerce/ Arts is eligible for appearing in the GATE 2024 exam.

  • Candidates who have obtained/are pursuing their qualifying degree from countries other than India: Must be currently in the 3rd or higher years or completed their Bachelor’s degree (duration: at least 3 years) in Engineering/ Technology/ Architecture/ Science/ Arts/ Commerce.

GATE Application Form 2024 Dates

GATE Application Form 2024 release date will be announced along with the official notification. Candidates can check GATE Application Form 2024 release date in the table below-

EventDates (Tentative)
GATE 2024 Notification ReleaseJuly 31, 2023
GATE 2024 Application Form Release DateSeptember 1, 2023
Last Day to Fill GATE 2024 Application Form (without late fee)October 7, 2023
Last Day to Fill GATE 2024 Application Form (with additional fee)October 16, 2023
Last Date for GATE 2024 Form CorrectionNovember 2, 2023
GATE 2024 Admit Card ReleaseJanuary 9, 2024
GATE 2024 Exam DatesFebruary 3, 4, 10, 11, 2024

How to Fill GATE Application Form 2024?

  1. Visit the official GATE website ( during the registration period.
  2. Click on the “Register Here” or “New User Registration” button to create an account.
  3. Provide your valid email ID, mobile number, and a strong password to register.
  4. Once registered, log in to your account using the credentials.
  5. Fill in the GATE application form with personal details, academic information, and other required details accurately.
  6. Choose the preferred GATE paper and exam center from the available options.
  7. Upload scanned copies of your photograph, signature, and any other necessary documents as per the specified guidelines.
  8. Review all the entered information and make any necessary corrections.
  9. Pay the application fee online through the provided payment options (credit card/debit card/net banking).
  10. After successful payment, take a printout of the filled application form and payment receipt for future reference.

Make sure to follow the official instructions and guidelines provided during the registration process to ensure a smooth and error-free application submission.

GATE 2024 Exam Date
GATE 2024 Exam Date

GATE Exam Pattern 2024



GATE 2024 exam mode

Computer Based Test (CBT) [will be conducted at select centers in select cities]

GATE 2024 exam duration

3 Hours*

Number of Subjects (Papers)



  • General Aptitude (GA) +
  • Candidate’s Selected Subject(s)

Type of Questions

  • (a) Multiple Choice Questions (MCQ)
  • (b) Multiple Select Questions (MSQ) and/or
  • (c) Numerical Answer Type (NAT) Questions

Questions for testing these abilities

  • (a) Recall
  • (b) Comprehension
  • (c) Application
  • (d) Analysis & Synthesis

Number of Questions

10 (GA) + 55 (subject) = 65 Questions

Distribution of Marks in all Papers EXCEPT papers AR, CY, EY, GG, MA, PH, ST, XH and XL

  • General Aptitude: 15 Marks +
  • Engineering Mathematics**: 13 Marks +
  • Subject Questions: 72 Marks =
  • Total: 100 Marks
  • (**XE includes Engineering Mathematics section XE-A of 15 Marks)

Distribution of Marks in papers AR, CY, EY, GG, MA, PH, ST, XH and XL

  • General Aptitude: 15 Marks +
  • Subject Questions: 85 Marks =
  • Total: 100 Marks

Marking Scheme

  • Questions carry 1 mark and 2 marks

Negative Marking

  • For a wrong answer chosen in a MCQ, there will be negative marking.
  • For 1-mark MCQ, 1/3 mark will be deducted for a wrong answer.
  • Likewise, For 2-mark MCQ, 2/3 mark will be deducted for a wrong answer.
  • No negative marking for Incorrect answer(s) to MSQ or NAT question.
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