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GATE 2025 Registration, Exam Date, Eligibility and Selection Process

The Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering (GATE) is an examination conducted for admissions to Master of Engineering (ME), Master in Technology (MTech), and direct PhD programs in various prestigious institutions across India, including Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs), National Institutes of Technology (NITs), and Indian Institutes of Information Technology (IITs).

The Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering (GATE) will be conducted by the Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee (IITR) and the exam will be held on 1, 2, 15 and 16 February 2025. GATE 2025 will be a computer-based test (CBT) with 30 test papers. IIT Roorkee will release the eligibility criteria, application form, application fees, and other important details on their official website, gate2025.iitr.ac.in. This article covers all the essential information about the GATE 2025 exam in detail.

GATE 2025

The Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering 2025 will be conducted nationwide at different centers, inviting students to apply for the notification. Similar to GATE 2024, GATE 2025 will also be an objective type examination. We can expect a comparable difficulty level, or some slight variations in GATE 2025 compared to GATE 2024. GATE 2025 will be an exciting opportunity for candidates, and they should start focusing on the upcoming GATE Exam with full dedication.

GATE 2025 Exam Date Out

The Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee has announced the GATE 2025 exam dates on its official website, gate2025.iitr.ac.in. The exam will be held on February 1, 2, 15, and 16, 2025. Interested candidates can find the dates on the official website or in this article. The registration process will also be conducted on the same website. Candidates must complete the registration before the deadline to be eligible for the GATE 2025 exam. All important dates and details will be listed in the article for candidates to review.

GATE 2025 Exam-Summary

Applicants preparing for the GATE 2025 exam should make sure to stay updated on all the important dates to avoid missing any crucial events. This section will provide the latest GATE 2025 dates as per the official notification for the convenience of applicants. Please refer to the table below for the important dates related to GATE 2025.

GATE 2025 Exam
GATE Full Form Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering
GATE Conducting Authority IIT Roorkee
GATE Total No. of Papers 30
GATE Notification Status
To be announced
GATE 2025 Registration To be announced
GATE 2025 Exam Date 1, 2, 15, and 16 February 2025
Mode of Exam Online
Number of Questions Asked 65
GATE Marks Distribution 15 Marks (General Aptitude) + 85 Marks (Subject Questions)= 100 Marks (Total)
GATE Exam Language English
GATE Marking Scheme One Mark and Two Marks
Negative Marking Yes (for MCQ & MSQ)

GATE 2025 Official Website

The Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee has launched the official website for GATE 2025. GATE 2025 is organized by IIT Roorkee and provides admission to M.Tech/Ph.D. programs in leading colleges in India. Additionally, GATE scores are used for recruiting in public sector undertakings. The official website for GATE 2025 is @gate2025.iitr.ac.in. In addition to the website launch, the institute has also published the syllabus and exam pattern for all the papers. Candidates should keep an eye on this article for comprehensive details about GATE 2025.

GATE 2025 Eligibility Criteria

Many Candidates who want to crack GATE and secure their future, rise above in the technical sector, and explore themselves as an engineer are curious to know about the eligibility criteria for GATE 2025.  Anyone who has completed 10+2+2 or 10+3+1 and is currently studying in 3rd or higher year of their graduation is eligible to apply for GATE. Of course, the candidates who have graduated in those 30 streams eligible for GATE are also eligible for GATE Exam and they can attempt the GATE Exam Multiple times if they are not satisfied with their GATE Score. The qualifying degrees eligible in the GATE Exam are given in the table below-

Qualifying Degree Qualifying Degree/Examination Description of Eligible Candidates
BE/BTech/BPharm Bachelor’s degree holders in Engineering/Technology (4 years after 10+2 or 3 years after B.Sc./Diploma in Engineering /Technology) Currently in the 3rd year or higher or already completed
B.Arch Bachelor’s degree holders of Architecture (5 years course) Currently in the 3rd year or higher or already completed
B.Sc (Research)/BS Bachelor’s degree in Science (Post-Diploma/4 years after 10+2) Currently in the 3rd year or higher or already completed
MSc/MA/MCA or equivalent Master’s degree in any branch of Science/Arts/Mathematics/Statistics/Computer Applications or equivalent Currently in the first year or higher or already completed
Int ME/ M.Tech (Post-B.Sc) Post-B.Sc Integrated Master’s degree programs in Engineering/Tech program Currently in third year or higher or already completed
Int ME/ M.Tech or Dual Degree (after Diploma or 10+2) Integrated Master’s degree program or Dual Degree program in Engineering/Technology (5-year program) Currently in the 3rd/ 4th/5th year or already completed
Int M.Sc/ Int BS-MS Integrated M.Sc. or 5 years integrated B.S.-M.S. program Currently in the 3rd year or higher or already completed
Professional Society Examinations (equivalent to BE/BTech/BArch) B.E./B.Tech./B.Arch. equivalent examinations of Professional Societies, recognized by MoE/UPSC/AICTE (e.g., AMIE by the Institution of Engineers-India, AMICE by the Institute of Civil Engineers-India, and so on) Completed Section A or equivalent of such professional courses

GATE 2025 Application Procedure

The GATE 2025 Application will start after the release of GATE Notification 2025. Candidates can start applying as soon as the GATE releases the notification on their official website. The step-wise guide to applying for the GATE 2025 application has been given below-

  • Applicants need to register using their valid and active email ID and phone number to obtain a registration number and password for the portal.
  • Using their registration ID and password, applicants can log in to fill out the GATE 2025 application form by providing personal, educational, and other relevant details.
  • While filling out the application form, applicants will be required to upload a scanned photo and signature.
  • To complete the registration, it is mandatory to pay the GATE 2025 application fee using any online mode.

GATE 2025 Application Fees

Upon submission of the completed application form, candidates must pay the specified application fee; otherwise, their applications will be rejected. The category-wise GATE 2025 Application Fees are presented in the table below.

GATE 2025 Application Fees
Category Regular Period Extended Period
SC/ST/PWD/Female candidates Rs. 900 Rs. 1400
All other candidates including foreign nationals Rs. 1800 Rs. 2300

GATE 2025 Syllabus

The Indian Institute of Technology, Roorkee has uploaded the GATE 2025 Syllabus for all 30 subjects on its official website. Applicants are advised to keep checking the official website or bookmark the page to stay updated with the latest GATE 2025 news. Understanding the GATE syllabus is crucial for effective exam preparation as it highlights important topics and concepts on which most exam questions are based. Aspirants need to have a thorough understanding of the GATE Syllabus to prepare effectively for the upcoming examination and secure top marks.

GATE 2025 Admit Card

IIT Roorkee will release the GATE 2025 Admit Card two or three weeks before the final exam date. To download it, applicants will need their enrollment or email ID and password. Below are the easy-to-follow steps to download the GATE 2025 Admit Card:

  • Visit the GATE 2025 Official Website at www.iitr.ac.in.
  • Click on the GATE 2025 Admit Card Link.
  • Enter the enrollment ID, registered email ID, password, and captcha to log in.
  • After entering the required details, click Submit, and the GATE 2025 Admit Card will be displayed.
  • Click on Download to save it for future reference.

GATE 2025 Exam Schedule

The authority has declared the GATE Exam Date 2025 for the candidates waiting for the release of exam dates. The GATE 2025 Exam Date is 1, 2, 15, and 16 February 2025. The candidates can check the GATE 2025 Exam Schedule table below.

GATE 2025 Exam Schedule
Name of Exam Date of Exam Day of Exam
GATE 2025 01 February 2025 Saturday
02 February 2025 Sunday
15 February 2025 Saturday
16 February 2025 Sunday

GATE 2025 Result

Following the successful completion of the examination, IIT Roorkee will release the GATE 2025 Results for all papers. Applicants can check and download their results by visiting the official GATE 2025 website. To access the GATE 2025 Results, applicants will need to enter their registration and enrollment numbers exactly as they appear on their admit cards.

GATE 2025 Cut Off

The GATE 2025 cut-off for each paper will be announced after the results are declared. It’s important to note that the cut-off depends on the performance of the applicants and varies based on the total number of test takers, the difficulty of the question paper, the categories of applicants, and previous years’ cut-off marks. Qualified applicants will be invited for GATE 2025 counseling based on their scores and cut-off marks to seek admission into MTech and PhD courses at IITs, NITs, etc.

GATE Exam Organizing Institute

The GATE Exam is conducted by institutes like IIT Bombay, IIT Delhi, IIT Guwahati, IIT Kanpur, IIT Madras, IIT Roorkee, IISC Bangalore and Indian Institute of Science on a rotational basis. The list shows the year and exam conducted by different institutes.

Year Organizing Institute
2025 IIT Roorkee
2024 IISC Bengaluru
2023 IIT Kanpur
2022 IIT Kharagpur
2021 IIT Bombay
2020 IIT Delhi
2019 IIT Madras
2018 IIT Guwahati
2017 IIT Roorkee
2016 IISc Bangalore

GATE Paper Codes

The Paper Codes of the GATE Exam for the 29 Papers are given here. The candidates can check the examination paper codes and understand the paper codes.

Paper Code
Aerospace Engineering AE
Agricultural Engineering AG
Architecture and Planning AR
Biotechnology BT
Bio-medical Engineering BM
Civil Engineering CE
Chemical Engineering CH
Computer Science & Information Technology CS
Chemistry CY
Electronics and Communication Engineering EC
Electrical Engineering EE
Engineering Sciences XE
Petroleum Engineering PE
Geomatics Engineering GE
Geology and Geophysics GG
Instrumentation Engineering IN
Life Sciences XL
Mathematics MA
Mechanical Engineering ME
Mining Engineering MN
Metallurgical Engineering MT
Mining Engineering MN
Metallurgical Engineering MT
Naval Architecture & Marine Engineering NM
Physics PH
Production and Industrial Engineering PI
Textile Engineering & Fibre Science TF
Ecology and Evolution EY
Statistics ST
Environmental Science and Engineering ES
Humanities and Social Sciences XH
Data Science & Artificial Intelligence (NEW) DA

GATE 2025 Exam Centers

When applying for GATE 2025, candidates must select their preferred exam center. Exam centers will be assigned based on availability and preference. The exam will be conducted in various cities listed under eight zonal centers.

GATE 2025 Exam Center
Name of Zone Name of Citys
IISc Bangalore Ananthapuramu, Kurnool, Bagalkot, Ballari (Bellary), Belagavi (Belgaum), Bengaluru North, Bengaluru South, Bidar, Chikkamagaluru, Davanagere, Hassan, Hubballi (Hubli), Kalaburagi (Gulbarga), Kolar, Mangaluru, Manipal, Mysuru (Mysore), Shivamogga (Shimoga), Tumakuru, Kannur, Kozhikode, Malappuram, Palakkad, Thrissur, Hyderabad, Port Blair
IISc Bombay Ahmedabad, Anand, Bhavnagar, Gandhinagar, Mehsana, Rajkot, Surat, Vadodara, Ahmednagar, Akola, Amravati, Aurangabad, Baramati, Dhule, Jalgaon, Kolhapur, Latur, Mumbai, Navi, Mumbai-Thane, Nagpur, Nanded, Panvel-Raigad, Pune, Ratnagiri, Sangamner-Loni-Shirdi, Sangli, Satara, Solapur, Vasai-Palghar, Goa
IIT Delhi Faridabad, Gurugram, Jammu-Samba, Srinagar, Leh, Indore, Ujjain, New Delhi, Ajmer, Bikaner, Jaipur, Jodhpur, Kota, Sikar, Udaipur, Greater NOIDA, Mathura
IIT Guwahati Itanagar, Dibrugarh, Guwahati, Jorhat, Silchar, Tezpur, Muzaffarpur, Patna, Purnea, Dhanbad, Shillong, Aizawl, Dimapur-Kohima, Agartala West, Asansol-Durgapu, Burdwa, Kalyan, Siliguri
IIT Kanpur Bhopal, Gwalior, Agra, Aligarh, Allahabad, Bareilly, Gorakhpur, Jabalpur, Kanpur, Lucknow, Satna, Varanasi
IIT Kharagpur Eluru, Kakinada, Rajamahendravaram (Rajahmundry), Srikakulam, Tadepalligudem, Vijayawada, Visakhapatnam, Vizianagaram, Bhilai, Bilaspur, Raipur, Hazaribag, Jamshedpur, Ranchi, Balasore, Berhampur, Bhubaneswar, Cuttack, Rourkela, Sambalpur, Baharampur-Murshidabad, Hooghly, Kharagpur, Kolkata
IIT Madras Chirala, Chittoor, Gudur, Guntur, Nellore, Ongole, Tirupati, Alappuzha, Aluva-Ernakulam, Kollam, Kottayam, Thiruvananthapuram, Puducherry, Chennai South, Chennai West, Coimbatore, Cuddalore, Dindigul, Kanyakumari-Nagercoil, Madurai, Namakkal, Salem, Thanjavur, Thoothukudi, Tiruchirapalli, Tirunelveli, Vellore, Virudhunagar, Karimnagar, Khammam, Kodad, Nizamabad, Suryapet, Warangal
IIT Roorkee Ambala, Hamirpur, Amritsar, Bathinda, Jalandhar, Mohali-Chandigarh, Patiala, Ghaziabad, Meerut, Moradabad, Muzaffarnagar, NOIDA, Dehradun, Haldwani, Roorkee

What’s New In GATE 2025?

The total number of subjects in the GATE 2025 Exam has been increased to 30 with two additional papers – Geomatics Engineering and Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering. Candidates can do master’s and research in these branches with the announcement of including these two papers in the GATE 2025 Exam.

Some prominent changes in the GATE 2025 Exam are described below-

  • The total number of papers in the GATE 2025 Exam has been increased to 30.
  • In the recent change, candidates have the freedom to opt for two different papers from the prescribed set of combinations.
  • The eligibility criteria of the GATE 2025 Exam have been relaxed, allowing students studying in the third year of their engineering to apply for GATE 2025. This liberalized criteria of eligibility will help the student studying in the third year to appear for the GATE exam. It will surely increase the competition, thus candidates are advised to continue working hard for their examination.

GATE 2025 Counseling

Following the release of the GATE 2025 results, participating institutes will send admission notifications outlining their specific admission procedures. Eligible applicants can then apply for admission to their desired institute by following the institute’s specific procedures.

  • The GATE 2025 counseling process will include steps such as application submission, shortlisting, testing, interviews, and document verification.
  • The final selection list will be based on the applicant’s GATE score, academic history, and performance in the test or interview to admit them to their selected institute.

Options After Clearing GATE

Clearing the GATE exam with a good rank offers a series of opportunities to advance in their careers. Numerous institutions accept GATE Scores for higher education in India and various PSU which a candidate can join based on the good rank obtained by them in the GATE Exam. Here we have listed the areas which a candidate can join after clearing GATE.

  •  The most feasible avenue after clearing GATE is to do an M.tech /MS/ ME/PhD from some reputable IITs, IISC, and NIT in the country. If you have missed getting an IIT while you were preparing for the JEE exam, you can complete your dream of studying in IIT through the GATE Exam.
  • Students can also pursue a Post Graduate Diploma in Industrial Engineering (PGDIE), Post Graduate Diploma in Manufacturing Management (PGDMM), and Post Graduate Diploma in Project Management (PGDPM) from NITIE Mumbai. This is another marvelous opportunity after clearing the GATE Exam. Students studying such courses in these institutions attract handsome packages and the job opportunities here are grand.
  • Students clearing GATE can join Reputed Maharatna and Navratna PSU’s and research organizations which secures the future of candidates and increases their chance of career growth.
  • Students who have a knack for teaching can join as Assistant Professor at various IITs and NITs of the country, utilizing the knowledge learned and applying it, exploring it, and sharing it among various knowledge-seeking students.
  • They can also join Scientist C Grade jobs at various research institutions in India and contribute towards technological and space exploration of the country.
  • The GATE exam also offers an opportunity to join multinational firms fulfilling the dream of working in a foreign company and earning more than the average engineering income of the country.

 

Related links
GATE Eligibility Criteria GATE Syllabus
GATE Mechanical Engineering Syllabus GATE Electrical Engineering Syllabus
GATE Civil Engineering Syllabus GATE CSE Syllabus
GATE Previous Year Papers

 

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Who is conducting the GATE 2025

GATE 2025 will be conducted by IIT Roorkee . Every year different institute from set of institutes conduct GATE Exam. This year it will be conducted by IIT Roorkee.

When should I start preparing for GATE 2025?

It's the ideal time a candidate should start preparing for GATE 2025. As you can get maximum time to prepare, start your GATE 2025 Preparation without wasting any single second.

What is the official website of GATE 2025 Syllabus

The official syllabus of GATE 205 can be found from their official website www.gate.iitr.ac.in

Will GATE Exam be tough?

GATE Paper conducted by the IITs and NITs was of moderate level.

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