GATE 2024 Notification


GATE 2024 – Exam Date, Registration (Started), Notification, Pattern, Syllabus, Question Papers

GATE 2024 – Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering or GATE is an All-India level exam conducted once every year. GATE 2024 will be conducted by Indian Institute of Science (IISc) Bangalore. GATE 2024 Notification was released on 5th August 2023 on the official website i.e. The notification highlighted that GATE 2024 Exam date will be 3rd, 4th, 10th, & 11th of February 2024. The window for GATE 2024 Registration is open from August 31, 2023, allowing graduates who meet the GATE eligibility criteria to apply for the exam. The GATE 2024 Application form has to be filled online at the official website of the institute conducting the GATE 2024 Exam.


Keep reading to know details about the GATE 2024 application process, eligibility criteria, gate exam pattern and syllabus. Candidates who wish to download the GATE 2024 Information Brochure may click on the link below.

GATE 2024 Information Brochure


What is GATE?


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GATE is one of the most reputed exams in India. The Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering (GATE) is a national level examination, conducted annually. GATE examination aims to evaluate students’ comprehensive knowledge of a range of undergraduate subjects in engineering and science.


Each year, one of the eight zonal institutes (IISc Bengaluru, IIT Bombay, IIT Delhi, IIT Guwahati, IIT Kanpur, IIT Kharagpur, IIT Madras, and IIT Roorkee) conducts the GATE examination. 

GATE 2024 will be organised by Indian Institute of Science (IISc), Bengaluru on behalf of the National Coordination Board (NCB)-GATE, Department of Higher Education, Ministry of Education (MoE), Government of India .


The majority of students wrongly assume that GATE is only the entry point to postgraduate degree programs such as ME/M.Tech unaware that it opens many doors of opportunities in PSU, MNC, and other major sectors.


Opportunities after clearing GATE


  • MTech in IITs and other prestigious Institutes

Getting a rank in GATE, candidates have a decent probability of being accepted into an M.Tech course in highly regarded colleges like IIT’s, IISc and other prestigious universities.. A valid GATE score is required as part of the counselling process. Candidates’ must meet the relevant college’s GATE Cutoff 2024 to ensure their seat.


  • P.hD in IISc/ IITs

IISc and IITs accept admissions for Ph.D. on the basis of GATE scores and provide financial support as well to the merit holders.


  • Junior Research Fellowship Programmes

Candidates are eligible for the Junior Research Fellowship (JRF) & Senior Research Fellowship (SRF) in CSIR Laboratories if they passed the GATE Exam in any of the engineering courses.The advantages of this fellowship include:

  • A projected stipend for fellowship holders of about Rs. 30,000 – 35,000. 
  • For four years, there will be no tuition charges.
  • The hostel is free for nine months.


  • Post-Graduation From Abroad

Several foreign universities, including Nanyang Technological University, National University of Singapore, Technical University of Munich, and RWTH Aachen, accept a valid GATE score in place of the GRE as an entry-level requirement.


  • PSU Recruitment After Clearing GATE Exam

Candidates with decent GATE scores can apply for all the perks of a Government job such as a good salary, PFs, allowances, medical facilities, pensions benefits, and other perks.

List of PSU that recruitment using the GATE Scores

  • Bharat Heavy Electricals Limited (BHEL)
  • Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited (BSNL)
  • Coal India Limited (CIL)
  • Centre for Railway Information Systems (CRIS)
  • Chenab Valley Power Projects Limited (CVPPL)
  • Damodar Valley Corporation (DVC)
  • Electronics Corporation of India Limited (ECIL)
  • Engineers India Limited (EIL)
  • Gas Authority of India Limited (GAIL)
  • Indian Oil Corporation Limited (IOCL)
  • Mazagon Dock Shipbuilders Limited (MDSL)
  • National Aluminum Company Limited (NALCO)
  • National Highways Authority of India (NHAI)
  • NLC India Limited (NLCIL)
  • National Mineral Development Corporation (NMDC)
  • Nuclear Power Corporation of India Limited (NPCIL)
  • National Thermal Power Corporation (NTPC)
  • Oil and Natural Gas Corporation (ONGC)
  • Power Grid Corporation of India (PGCIL)
  • Power System Operation Corporation Limited (POSOCO)
  • Rashtriya Ispat Nigam Limited (RINL)

GATE 2024 Exam Highlights

  • GATE 2024 will be conducted as a Computer Based Test (CBT).
  • GATE 2024 exam dates are  3, 4, 10, and 11 February, 2024. The exam will be held in two sessions on these dates — forenoon (9.30 am to 12.30 pm)  and afternoon (2.30 pm to 5.30 pm).
  • Online Application form for GATE 2024 can be filled from 30 August 2023 to 29 September 2023.
  • There are a total of 30 test papers. GATE 2024 test papers will be in English and entirely of the objective type. Candidates are allowed to appear for one or two test papers only.
  • A new test paper on Data Science and Artificial Intelligence (DA) has been introduced. Candidates may opt for this subject while filling the GATE Application Form 2024.
  • There is no age limit to appear for GATE 2024.
  • Applications will be accepted ONLINE through the GATE Application Portal , called GATE 2024 ONLINE APPLICATION PROCESSING SYSTEM (GOAPS) on the official website. 
  • No exam centres outside India. GATE 2024 exam will be held within India only.



Full Form

Graduate Aptitude Test for Engineering (GATE)

Organising Institute for GATE 2024

Indian Institute of Science Bengaluru

Official Website

Application Mode




Number of Papers

30 Test Papers

(Candidates are allowed to appear for one or two test papers only)

Mode of Examination

Computer based Test (CBT)

  • Multiple Choice Questions (MCQ)
  • Multiple Select Questions (MSQ) 
  • Numerical Answer Type (NAT)


General Aptitude (GA) +

Candidate’s Selected Subject(s)

Score Validity

3 years

GATE 2024 Exam Schedule

The GATE 2024 Notification Information Brochure issued by the IISc Bengaluru mentiones the GATE 2024 Exam dates. GATE 2024 will be conducted in online mode on 3rd, 4th, 10th and 11th of February 2024 across various exam centres for the GATE Exam, within India. The GATE 2024 Exam Schedule is given in the table below.



Application Opening Date

August 30, 2023

Application Closing Date

September 29, 2023

Application Closing Date with late fee

October 13, 2023

Admit Card

January 3, 2024

Exam Date

3rd February 2024 (Saturday)

4th February 2024 (Sunday)

10th February 2024  (Saturday)

11th February 2024 (Sunday)

Announcement of Results

March 16, 2024

Score Cards available for free download

March 23, 2024 to May 31, 2024

GATE 2024 Exam Date and Time


GATE 2024 exam will be held in online mode on 3rd, 4th, 10th and 11th of February 2024. The exam will be held in two sessions each day- 

Forenoon Session – 9.30 am to 12.30 pm , and

 Afternoon Session – 2.30 pm to 5.30 pm

GATE Exam Date

GATE Exam Time

Saturday; 3rd February, 2024

9:30 am to 12:30 pm

(Forenoon Session)

2:30 pm to 5:30 pm

(Afternoon Session)

Sunday; 4th February, 2024

9:30 am to 12:30 pm

(Forenoon Session)

2:30 pm to 5:30 pm

(Afternoon Session)

Saturday; 10th February, 2024

9:30 am to 12:30 pm

(Forenoon Session)

2:30 pm to 5:30 pm

(Afternoon Session)

Sunday; 11th February, 2024

9:30 am to 12:30 pm

(Forenoon Session)

2:30 pm to 5:30 pm

(Afternoon Session)

GATE 2024 Eligibility Criteria


The Eligibility Criteria for GATE 2024 are the important conditions candidates must meet to qualify for the exam. It’s vital for applicants to carefully understand these criteria before they fill the GATE 2024 Application Form.These criteria includes factors like age range, academic qualifications, citizenship etc.  Be sure to thoroughly read and comprehend the eligibility standards to confirm your eligibility for the GATE examination 2024. 


GATE 2024 Nationality Criteria : Candidates may register for GATE 2024 whether they live in India or abroad.


GATE 2024 Educational Qualification

A candidate who is currently studying in the third or higher years of any undergraduate degree program or who has already completed any government approved degree program in Engineering/Technology/Architecture/Science/Commerce/Arts/Humanities is eligible to appear for GATE 2024.


GATE 2024 Age Limit– There is no age limitation to appear for GATE 2024. As the GATE 2024 Examination is intended for individuals seeking admission to master’s programs in technical fields, there is no upper age limit imposed by the organising body. The eligibility to appear for the GATE 2024 Exam is not restricted by any particular age criteria.


Candidates must ensure that they meet the GATE 2024 Eligibility Criteria  otherwise their candidature will be terminated.


GATE 2024 Exam Pattern and Syllabus


Before appearing for the examination, GATE Aspirants should be aware of the GATE 2024 Exam Pattern. GATE Exam Pattern is explained comprehensively here. 


  • The total time duration for the GATE 2024 Examination will be 3 hours.
  • Total 65 Questions will be asked in the GATE 2024 Paper.
  • The GATE Question Paper will consist of Multiple-Choice Questions (MCQs), Multiple Selected Questions (MSQs), and Numerical Answer Types (NATs).
  • In the GATE 2024 Examination, each of the questions will be of 1 mark and 2 marks.
  • Total Marks for GATE 2024 Exam- 100 marks.
  • One-third (1/3) of marks will also be deducted for every wrong answer in MCQ.
  • No negative marking for NAT and MSQ.

GATE 2024 Exam Mode

Computer based Test (CBT)

GATE 2024 Examination Language


GATE 2024 Number of Papers


GATE 2024 Duration

3 Hours

GATE 2024 Exam Sections

General Aptitude (GA) + Candidate's Selected Subjects

GATE 2024 Question Type

  • Multiple Choice Questions (MCQ)
  • Multiple Select Questions (MSQ)
  • Numerical Answer Type (NAT) Questions

GATE 2024 Total Marks

100 Marks

GATE 2024 Marking Scheme

Questions carry 1 or 2 marks

GATE 2024 Negative Marking


The test papers will be in English. There are a total of 30 test papers and candidates are allowed to appear for one or two test papers only. Candidates opting to appear in TWO test papers must have a primary choice of test paper. The second test paper must be chosen from the allowed combinations.


Each GATE 2024 paper is for a total of 100 marks, General Aptitude (GA) is common for all papers (15 marks), and the rest of the paper covers the respective test paper syllabus (85 marks).Following are the 30 subjects that GATE aspirants can choose from. 

GATE 2024 Exam Pattern is comprehensively explained here. 


  1. Aerospace Engineering
  2. Agricultural Engineering
  3. Architecture and Planning
  4. Biomedical Engineering
  5. Biotechnology                     
  6. Civil Engineering
  7. Chemical Engineering
  8. Computer Science & Information Technology
  9. Chemistry
  10. Data Science & Artificial Intelligence (NEW)
  11. Electronics & Communication Engineering
  12. Electrical Engineering
  13. Environmental Science & Engineering
  14. Engineering Sciences
  15. Ecology and Evolution
  16. Geomatics Engineering
  17. Geology & Geophysics
  18. Humanities & Social Sciences
  19. Instrumentation Engineering
  20. Life Sciences
  21. Mathematics
  22. Mechanical Engineering
  23. Mining Engineering
  24. Metallurgical Engineering
  25. Naval Architecture & Marine Engineering
  26. Production & Industrial Engineering
  27. Petroleum Engineering
  28. Physics
  29. Statistics
  30. Textile Engineering & Fibre Science


GATE 2024 Exam Centres

GATE 2024 will be conducted in about 200 cities within India. Examination will NOT be conducted in centres outside India. 

This is a tentative list of GATE 2024 Exam Cities. Any changes will be updated on the website.


GATE 2024 Registration Process

GATE 2024 Application Form has begun from August 31, 2023. To fill GATE 2024 Registration Form, candidates must visit the official website and apply for the exam.



Andhra Pradesh

Ananthapuramu, Kurnool

Eluru, Kakinada-Surampalem, Rajamahendravaram (Rajahmundry), Srikakulam, Tadepalligudem, Vijayawada, Visakhapatnam, Vizianagaram

Chirala, Chittoor, Guntur, Kadapa, Nellore, Ongole, Tirupati


Angamaly, Kannur, Kasaragod, Kozhikode, Malappuram, Palakkad, Pathanamthitta, Payyanur, Thrissur, Vatakara, Wayanad

Alappuzha, Aluva-Ernakulam, Attingal, Chengannur, Kanjirapally, Kollam, Kothamangalam , Kottayam, Muvattupuzha, Thiruvananthapuram


Bagalkot, Ballari (Bellary), Belagavi (Belgaum), Bengaluru North, Bengaluru South, Bidar, Chikkballapur, Chikkamagaluru, Davanagere, Hassan, Hubballi (Hubli)/Dharwad, Kalaburagi (Gulbarga), Kolar, Mandya , Mangaluru, Manipal-Udupi, Mysuru (Mysore), Shivamogga (Shimoga), Tumakuru

Tamil Nadu

Chennai South, Chennai West, Coimbatore, Cuddalore, Dindigul, Kanyakumari-Nagercoil, Madurai, Namakkal, Ramanathapuram, Salem, Thanjavur, Theni, Thoothukudi, Tiruchirapalli, Tirunelveli, Vellore, Virudhunagar


Hyderabad, Medak, Nalgonda

Adilabad, Karimnagar, Khammam, Kodad, Kothagudem, Nizamabad, Suryapet, Warangal

Andaman and Nicoba

Port Blair


Ahmedabad, Anand, Bhavnagar, Bhuj, Gandhinagar, Jamnagar, Mehsana, Rajkot, Surat, Vadodara, Vapi


Ahmednagar, Akola, Amravati, Aurangabad, Baramati, Chandrapur, Dhule, Jalgaon, Kolhapur, Latur, Mumbai, Nagpur, Nanded, Nashik, Navi-Mumbai-Thane, Panvel-Raigad, Pune, Ratnagiri, Sangamner-Loni-Shirdi, Sangli, Satara, Solapur, Vasai-Palghar, Wardha, Yavatmal



Himachal Pradesh

Bilaspur, Hamirpur, Kangra, Mandi, Shimla-Solan


Faridabad, Gurugram, Hisar

Ambala, Kurukshetra

Jammu and Kashmir

Jammu-Samba, Srinagar



Madhya Pradesh

Indore, Ujjain

Bhopal, Gwalior, Jabalpur, Sagar, Satna


Bhilai, Bilaspur, Raipur

New Delhi

New Delhi


Amritsar, Bathinda, Jalandhar, Ludhiana, Mohali-Chandigarh, Patiala, Pathankot


Ajmer, Alwar, Bikaner, Jaipur, Jodhpur, Kota, Sikar, Udaipur

Uttar Pradesh

Greater NOIDA, Mathura

Agra, Aligarh, Allahabad, Bareilly, Gorakhpur, Jhansi , Kanpur, Lucknow, Varanasi

Ghaziabad, Meerut, Moradabad, Muzaffarnagar, NOIDA, Saharanpur


Dehradun, Haldwani, Roorkee

Arunachal Pradesh



Dibrugarh, Guwahati, Jorhat, Silchar, Tezpur


Bhagalpur, Muzaffarpur, Patna, Purnea


Bokaro Steel City, Dhanbad

Hazaribag, Jamshedpur, Ranchi








Dimapur, Kohima





West Bengal

Asansol, Durgapur, Burdwan, Kalyani, Siliguri

Bankura, Berhampur-Murshidabad, Hooghly, Howrah, Kharagpur-Midnapur, Kolaghat, Kolkata, Suri (Birbhum)


Balasore, Bhubaneswar, Brahmapur, Cuttack, Dhenkanal, Kakatpur (Puri), Rourkela, Sambalpur



  • GATE 2024 Application must be submitted online through the official website i.e. The website will contain the link to the GATE Online Application Processing System (GOAPS).


  • A candidate must first register by providing personal details like full name, valid e-mail address, mobile number and by choosing a password. All communication will be sent to this e-mail address and mobile number.


  • Upload photograph, signature, photo ID, and category certificate (SC/ST/PwD) and/or Dyslexic certificate, as applicable. The accepted photo identification cards are: Aadhaar-UID, Aadhaar Virtual ID,Government issued ID, Passport, PAN card, Voter ID card, and Driving License. 


  • Enter the GATE paper(s) codes you wish to opt for.


  • Choose three exam cities in the order of your preference. 


  • GATE 2024 Application Fee must be paid for a successful submission of the  application form. Payments must be made online by using net banking/debit card/credit card/wallet/UPI. Fee details are given below.


Regular Period

(August 30 to

September 29, 2023)

Extended Period (September 30 to October 13, 2023)

Female/SC/ST/PwD* candidates

₹ 900

₹ 1400

All other candidates including foreign nationals

₹ 1800

₹ 2300

The application fee does not include service charges, processing fees, and any other charges that the banks may levy. For two papers, the fee payable will be twice that of a single paper.


  • Before proceeding to payment, the candidate is advised to check the filled-in application form for any errors.Once the candidate clicks “Submit and Proceed to Payment” button, no changes can be made to the application.Before submitting the online application form, the candidate will be asked to read and accept a declaration that the details furnished are correct and that falsification of data will attract appropriate consequences.


GATE 2024 Result

  • The answer keys will be displayed on the GATE 2024 website. After the GATE 2024 examinations conclude, the candidates’ responses will be available in their GATE 2024

account for download. Candidates may submit their contests against the answer keys during the specified dates subject to payment of a fee. 


  • Once the evaluation is finalised, GATE 2024 results will be announced. 


  • The GATE score reflects the relative performance level of the candidate in a test paper. 


  • GATE 2024 score will be valid for THREE YEARS from the date of announcement of results.


Best Books for GATE Preparation 2024 

When most students and young professionals begin studying for this highly competitive exam, they frequently have one thought: “What are the best books that I need to ace GATE 2024 ?” 

Good books play a vital role in fetching good marks in any exam. Any candidate’s preparation plan must include GATE Books. The best books for learning are those with simple language. If the preparation materials’ use extravagant vocabulary, it would confuse candidates and fall short of aiding them in understanding fundamental concepts.

Before purchasing a book for GATE preparation, aspirants should bear in mind a few things: it should be of the latest edition, and the Exam Pattern of GATE Syllabus 2024 should be followed. 


GATE 2024 – Recommended books for General Aptitude

In the GATE 2024 Syllabus there is a list of 30 optional subjects. A Candidate must prepare for GATE 2024 by using the Best Books for GATE Preparation. Here is a compilation of Important books for GATE exams-


Best Books


Recommended books for GATE 2024 Engineering Mathematics

books engineering mathematics


 Recommended books for GATE 2024 Mechanical Engineering (ME)

Mechanical Engineering (ME) is the most preferred stream of the candidates participating in the GATE exam. Around 2 lakh candidates alone appear for this stream. Here are some books for the GATE exam for Mechanical Engineering students to prepare strategically.

book mechanical engineering

Recommended books for GATE 2024 Computer Science (CSE) 


The CS/IT is now the most popular subject among computer nerds and code enthusiasts due to the booming IT sector and consistent work prospects. Here are some recommended books for GATE 2024 computer science preparation:

books computer science

Recommended books for GATE 2024 Electrical Engineering (EE) 


Due to the restricted number of seats and the high number of applicants per available seat, the competition for this stream is more fierce and cutthroat. Here are some recommended books for GATE 2024 Electrical Engineering preparation in a smart and methodical way.

gate electrical engineering

Recommended books for GATE 2024 Electronics & Communication (EC) 

electronics and communication

Recommended Books for GATE 2024 Civil Engineering


We combed through much of the internet to get the greatest books for you. Take a look at this.

civil engineering

Recommended Books for GATE 2024 Agricultural Engineering (AG)

agriculture engineering

Recommended Books for GATE 2024 Instrumentation Engineering 

instrumentation engineering


GATE 2024 Mock Test

Mock Tests for GATE play a vital role in enabling an aspirant to rise from basic to advanced level in the course of preparation for the GATE Exam. Students must enrol themselves in mock tests series that resemble the same interface as the GATE exam. Giving regular mock tests will undoubtedly aid the students in pinpointing their areas of weakness, fixing their errors, and strengthening them for improvement and an excellent score.


Recommended Mock Test Series for GATE 2024 to enrol in. 

gate 2024 mock test


GATE 2024 FAQs

Q. How many GATE papers can I apply for?
Ans. A candidate may submit an application for ONE or TWO of the 30 papers specified in the GATE INFORMATION BROCHURE or on the GATE website (from the list of combinations provided under Two Paper Combinations).

Q. I am currently studying in 3rd year B.A./B.Com./B.Sc. Am I eligible to appear for GATE-2024?
Ans. YES, any undergraduate student currently in 3rd year or higher years of any government approved program in Engineering/Technology/Architecture/Arts/Commerce/Science is eligible to appear for GATE 2024.

Q. Does appearing for the GATE Exam guarantee a seat in college/job?
Ans. Qualifying in GATE does not guarantee admission, scholarship, or a job. Admission to any institute is fully dependent on the admitting institute’s criteria for educational qualification. GATE qualification does not assure a public sector undertaking (PSU) job. No responsibility is assumed for admission, scholarship, or a job.

Q. Will foreign nationals or Indian citizens residing abroad be allowed to appear for GATE 2024?
Ans. Yes,Foreign nationals and Indian citizens residing abroad may appear for GATE 2024, by paying the full application fee (Rs. 1800 per test paper), but they must choose examination cities within India. They must make their own arrangements for travel and accommodation to appear for the exam at an assigned centre within India.

Q. Who is eligible to get the GATE 2024 Scorecard?
Ans. The GATE 2024 Scorecard will be available ONLY for the candidates who have secured marks more than or equal to the qualifying marks mentioned for SC/ST/PwD category of that paper. Other candidates will NOT get any scorecard for GATE 2024.

Q. What is the validity of the GATE 2024 Scorecard?
Ans. GATE 2024 Scorecard will be valid for three years from the date of release of Scorecards.



Assessing your interests and picking a professional path that fits your goals is essential for directing you towards a fulfilling and prosperous career path. Aspirants who wish to sit for the exam must fill the GATE Application form within the given timeframe and must prepare well keeping in mind the GATE Exam Pattern and Syllabus. Qualifying the GATE 2024 Exam presents many career possibilities to explore. A good GATE Scorecard will give a competitive advantage to candidates across various domains including. 

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