GATE 2024 Registration Set to Begin, Explore Important Dates, Eligibility and More

New Delhi, August 24, 2023 – GATE 2024 – Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore is likely to begin the registration process for the Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering for 2024 session on August 30, 2023. 

Eligible candidates can register on the official website until September 29, 2023. The extended period of registration along with late fee will close on October 13, 2023. The GATE exam is conducted to test comprehensive understanding of the candidate in Engineering, Technology, Science, Architecture and Humanities. 

Every year, nearly 7 to 10 lakh candidates apply for the entrance test for admission into various master’s and doctoral programmes and for recruitment in Public Sector Undertakings (PSUs).

The exams will be held in two shifts:

  • 9:30 am to 12:30 pm
  • 2:30 pm to 5:30 pm

The GATE exam is conducted by the seven pioneering Indian Institutes of Technology – IIT Bombay, IIT Delhi, IIT Kharagpur, IIT Kanpur, IIT Madras, IIT Guwahati, IIT Roorkee including IISc Bangalore. This year, GATE 2024 is being conducted by Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore.

GATE 2024 Registration – General Overview

Name of the Exam Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering (GATE 2024)
Organising Institute for GATE 2024  IISc Bangalore
Official Website
Start Date for Registration August 30, 2023
Last Date for Registration without Late Fee September 29, 2023
Last Date for Registration with Late Fee October 13, 2023
Dates of Exam February 3, 2024

February 4, 2024

February 10, 2024

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February 11, 2024

Application Mode Online
Mode of Exam Computer-based
Duration of Exam 3 Hours
Number of GATE Exam Papers 30

GATE 2024 – Eligibility Criteria

1. Candidates who are presently enrolled in their third year or beyond in an undergraduate degree program or who have successfully completed a government-recognised degree program in Engineering, Technology, Science, Architecture or Humanities can apply for the GATE 2024.

2. Professional Societies/Institutions that are involved in the conduct of examinations in various disciplines of engineering are mentioned below:

  • The Institution of Engineers (India) (IE)
  • The Institution of Civil Engineers (ICE)
  • The Institution of Electronics and Telecommunication Engineers (IETE)
  • The Aeronautical Society of India (AESI)
  • The Indian Institute of Chemical Engineers (IIChE)
  • The Indian Institute of Metals (IIM)
  • The Indian Institute of Industrial Engineers (IIIE)

3. Applicants with certifications from professional societies should ensure that these examinations are recognised by the Ministry of Education (MoE), All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE), University Grants Commission (UGC) or the Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) and are equivalent to qualifications such as B.E./B.Tech./B.Arch./B.Planning, and so on.

4. For candidates who have completed or are currently pursuing their studies abroad, the following criteria shall apply: 

  • Candidates must either be in their 3rd year or beyond or have successfully completed a Bachelor’s degree program lasting at least three years in Engineering, Technology, Science, Architecture, or Humanities.
  • Any candidate meeting the criteria outlined above is eligible to participate in GATE 2024.

GATE 2024 – Important Dates

Start Date for Registration August 30, 2023
Last Date for Registration without Late Fee September 29, 2023
Last Date for Registration with Late Fee October 13, 2023
Modifications in Application November 7, 2023 

November 11, 2023

Downloading of Admit Card January 3, 2024
Exam Dates February 3, 2024

February 4, 2024

February 10, 2024

February 11, 2024

Availability of Candidate’s Response on Portal February 16, 2024
Availability of Answer Keys on Portal February 21, 2024
Dates for Challenging Answer Keys February 22, 2024 

February 25, 2024

Announcement of Results  March 16, 2024
Downloading of Score Card  March 23, 2024

GATE 2024 – Application Fees

Application Fee in the Regular Period: All candidates, including foreign nationals, are required to submit an application fee of ₹1800. However, the application fee for female candidates, SC/ST individuals, and persons with disabilities (PwD) is ₹900.

Application Fee in the Extended Period: All candidates, including foreign nationals must pay an application fee of ₹2300. For female and SC/ST candidates and persons with disabilities (PwD), the application fee is ₹1400.

Fees for Alterations or Amendments in GATE 2024 Application (Effective from November 4 to 11 November, 2023)

Description of Changes/Modifications Fee Charges (Per Paper)
Changes in Name ₹500
Changes in Date of Birth ₹500
Change in Choice of Cities for Examination ₹500
Change of Existing Paper ₹500
Charges Applicable for Including an Additional Paper  ₹500 in addition to application fee
Change of Gender to Female ₹500
Change of Gender from Female to a Different Gender ₹500 + ₹ 900 = ₹ 1400 for all other candidates
Changes of Categories to SC/ST ₹500
Change from SC/ST to Any Other Categories ₹500 for female or PwD candidates

₹500 + ₹900 = ₹1400 (for all other candidates)

Change from Non-PwD/Dyslexic to PwD/Dyslexic None
Change from PwD/Dyslexic to Non-PwD/Dyslexic ₹500 for female or PwD candidates

₹500 + ₹900 = ₹1400 for other candidates

Any Other Modification in Categories Not Specified  ₹500
Changes in Details of Parents/Guardian/ Correspondence Address ₹500
Changes in Name of College, Location, Roll Number/Registration Number ₹500

GATE 2024 – How to Apply?

1. Candidates are advised to visit the official website on the link

GATE 2024

2. Candidates should click on the ‘ONLINE REGISTRATION’ link for the GATE 2024 exam on the homepage.

GATE 2024

3. Applicants must complete the registration process and provide the necessary information in the application form.

4. Candidates must upload the necessary documents and pay the registration fee.

5. Candidates should save the application form for future reference.

GATE 2024 – Documents Required

  • Photograph of the candidate
  • Candidate’s signature
  • Scanned copy of category certificate, if applicable
  • Scanned copy of PwD certificate, if applicable
  • Scanned copy of dyslexia certificate, if applicable
  • Scanned copy of a valid photo identity document: Aadhaar Card (preferred), Passport, PAN Card, Voter ID, Driving License.

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GATE 2024 – Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

What is the GATE exam?

The Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering (GATE) is a national-level examination conducted for admissions to postgraduate programs and for recruitment by Public Sector Undertakings (PSUs) in India.

How to apply for the GATE 2024 exam?

Eligible candidates can register for GATE 2024 on the official website on or before October 13, 2023. Late fee is applicable for the extended period. 

What is the GATE exam pattern?

The GATE exam pattern includes multiple-choice questions and numerical questions. Depending on the paper, subjective questions too are included.

Which institutes accept GATE scores for admissions?

Top institutions like IITs and NITs accept GATE scores for admissions into postgraduate courses.

Is GATE conducted online or offline?

GATE is primarily conducted online through computer-based mode.

How should candidates prepare effectively for the GATE exam?

Effective preparation for the GATE exam involves comprehensive coverage of the syllabus, solving previous year papers, taking mock tests including smart strategies and meticulous planning.

What is the validity period of a GATE score?

It is valid for a duration of three years for seeking admissions into institutions recognising GATE score.

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