GATE 2024: Final Answer Key, Cutoff, Registration, Exam Date, Question Paper

GATE: About Exam

Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering (GATE) is a national level aptitude test for admission to courses like M.Tech and PhD at India's top most esteemed colleges like Indian Institutes of Technology, National Institutes of Technology, Indian Institutes of Information Technology and many more. It is conducted by one of the IITs or Indian Institute for Science, Bangalore (IISC Bangalore), rotationally.

Overview of Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering (GATE) :

What is the Full Form of GATE ?

Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering

GATE Exam Conducted By 

Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering is jointly conducted by the Indian Institute of Science and seven Indian Institute of Technologies (Roorkee, Delhi, Guwahati, Kanpur, Kharagpur, Madras and Bombay) on behalf of the National Coordination Team. 

Highlights of GATE Examination

Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering is a national - level entrance exam for the aspiring students who are seeking admission in Master's programmes or Post - graduate courses such as M.E or M.Tech or other analysis courses at top renowned Indian Technical institutes across India like IITs, NITs, IISC, IIITs and others. It is one of the toughest entrance exams in India. 


About Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering (GATE)

Official website of the GATE 2024 entrance examination, IISC Bangalore has already published the 2024 exam pattern. It includes a total number of questions, marks, duration and many more. Necessary details about the GATE 2024 exam pattern is given below :

Nationality : No restrictions 

Frequency :  Once a Year

Month : February, generally on weekends (Tentative)

Total Number of Attempts : No limits

Mode : Online / Computer based test

Language : English


Pattern of GATE Exam

Number of Sections - 3 Sections

  • General Aptitude 
  • Engineering Mathematics 
  • Candidate's chosen subject

(In some papers,  Engineering Mathematics is excluded.)


Total Number of Questions - 65 Questions.

Total Papers - 30 Paper.

Total Marks - 100 Marks. 

  • 30 one mark questions.
  • 35 two marks questions.


Exam Timings - 180 minutes.

Types of Questions - 3 types.

  • Multiple Choice Questions.
  • Multiple Select Questions.
  • Numerical Answer Type.


Marking Process of GATE Exam

  • Questions mainly consists one or two marks each.
  • No negative markings for MSQs and NATs.
  • For 1 mark MCQs, 1/3 will be deducted for each wrong answer.
  • For 2 marks MCQs, 2/3 will be deducted for each wrong answer.


Score Validity - 1 year.

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GATE Exam 2024 (Tentative)

Candidates will find all the details regarding the GATE 2024 examination on its official website. It will be conducted in 4 days, 2 slots each day.  The duration of these two slots are 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and 2:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. respectively. The admit card for GATE 2024 is now available on the official website. Other necessary details regarding the GATE 2024 exam pattern is given below :

  • Conducted By - Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore
  • Online Application Form - 31st August 2023
  • Last Date of Submission the Application Form - 12th October,2023
  • Last Date of Extended Application Form Submission (With Late Fee) - 20th October, 2023 
  • Application for Changing the New Second Paper - 11th November, 2023-17th November, 2023
  • Last Date for Correcting the Application Form - 19th November, 2023-24th November, 2023
  • Admit Card -  3rd January, 2024
  • Exam Dates - 3rd February 2024, 4th February  2024, 10th February  2024, 11th February 2024
  • Candidate's Response Sheet - 16th February, 2024
  • Answer Key - 21st February, 2024
  • Candidates Answer Key Challenge Window -  22nd February, 2024 -25th February, 2024
  • Result Date - 16th March, 2024
  • Candidates Scorecard - 23rd March, 2024
  • Exam timings - 

   Slot I :  09:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

   Slot II :  02:30 p.m. - 05:30 p.m.


Important Notice Regarding GATE Examination

  • For admission to IITs, candidates must secure a score between 600 - 800. 
  • For admission to NITs, candidates must secure a score above 300.
  • GATE 2024 will only be conducted in India.

 (A new paper named, Data Science and Artificial Intelligence has been introduced to the GATE 2024 exam)


What is the Application Fee of Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering (GATE) Exam ?

Official authority of the GATE 2024 examination has raised the amount of the registration fee. 

  • Candidates belonging from General and other categories have to pay Rs. 1800.
  •  Women and Reserved category candidates have to pay Rs. 900.

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