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GATE 2020 Admit Card

GATE 2020 Admit Card

GATE 2020 admit card is a hall pass and id proof. It contains details of the candidate and the exam. Hence, during the frisking, appearance of the candidate should match with that on the photo available in the admit card. Check crucial dates for GATE 2020 admit card and exam from below:

GATE 2020 Important Dates
Official GATE mock test released on 09 Nov 2019
Downloading of GATE 2020 admit card starts on 03 Jan 2020
Exam date 01, 02, 08, 09 Feb 2020

Download Admit Card Here: Click Here to download GATE 2020 admit card

GATE 2020 Exam Schedule / Timetable

Candidates can check the complete schedule of GATE 2020 from the table below:

This year the papers that are being held in the multiple sessions are ME and CE.

Paper Session – Exam Date Time
IN, ME 1, MT, PE, PH S1 – 01 Feb 2020 9:30 am to 12:30 pm
CY, ME 2, PI S2 – 01 Feb 2020 2:30 pm to 5:30 pm
AR, BM, BT, CH, MA, MN, ST, XE, XL S3 – 02 Feb 2020 9:30 am to 12:30 pm
AE, AG, EC, GG S4 – 02 Feb 2020 2:30 pm to 5:30 pm
EE, EY, TF S5 – 08 Feb 2020 9:30 am to 12:30 pm
CS S6 – 08 Feb 2020 2:30 pm to 5:30 pm
CE 1 S7 – 09 Feb 2020 9:30 am to 12:30 pm
CE 2 S8 – 09 Feb 2020 2:30 pm to 5:30 pm

Recover GATE 2020 Enrollment Id and Password

Enrollment id and password of GATE is generated after submitting GATE application form and the same is needed to access GOAPS and download admit card. If candidates have forgotten any of these details, then they may follow the process below to get it.

How to recover enrollment id of GATE?

  • If candidate don’t remember their enrollment id then they can also use e-mail id to open Gate Online Application Processing System.
  • Other than this, the enrollment id is also mentioned in the application form confirmation page.
  • During registration, enrollment id was also sent at the candidate’s e-mail address.

How to recover GATE 2020 password?

step 1: Visit the official GOAPS website and click on the “Forgot Enrollment Id and Password” button, as shown below:

GATE 2020 Gate Online Application Processing System

Step 2: The candidate are then redirected too a new page, in which they have to select any of the following:

  • If you remember the enrollment Id or Email and have forgotten the password, you can receive an OTP via the Email or SMS.
  • If you already have an OTP, click on already have OTP option.
Recover GATE Enrollment ID and Password

Step 3 – If candidate select option 1, then:

  • A new pages opens and in it, candidates have to enter – Mobile Number and Enrollment ID / Email Address.

It is important to note that while entering the mobile number there is no need to enter ‘0’ in front of the number.

Forgot GATE Password 2020

If candidate select option 2, then:

They candidates can reset the password by entering – Enrollment ID / Email Address, One Time Password, New Password, Confirm New Password.

Reset GATE Password

Step 4 – After finishing the steps above, the password can be recovered.

How to Download GATE 2020 Admit Card?

The admit card of GATE is only released online. There is no other medium to gain it. In order to download the GATE 2020 admit card, the candidates may follow the steps below:

Step 1: Click on the link above. It leads to login, as displayed below.

GATE 2020 Login

Step 2: Next, the candidates need to access the login by entering:

  • Enrollment id / e-mail id
  • Password

Step 3 – Do the math and answer the security question. When done, click on the blue ‘Submit’ button.

Step 4 – After this, the dashboard opens and candidates can download the admit card by clicking on blue “Download Admit Card” button.

GATE 2020 Dashboard

Step 5: The admit card of GATE is then downloaded in a pdf format. Candidates are advised to keep a soft and hard copy of it.

This is how GATE 2020 admit card looks like:

Things to Carry with GATE 2020 Admit Card

It is important to carry admit card on exam day. However, other than the admit card candidates also need to carry other document. How all the documents should be carried on exam day are as follows:

GATE 2020 admit card: Candidates have to carry a coloured printout of the admit card. Soft copy is not accepted in the exam hall.

  • The copy of admit card should be in good condition.

Valid Id Proof: Other than the hall ticket, candidates also need to carry one valid id proof. It should be a govt. approved id and must contain photo of the candidates.

It can be any of the following:

  • Passport
  • PAN card
  • Voter ID
  • Aadhaar Card
  • College ID
  • Employee ID
  • Driving License
  • Passport
  • Government issued ID
  • College ID
  • Employee ID

Things not to Carry at GATE 2020 Exam Center

The following things are not allowed inside the exam center and the candidates are advised not to carry the following to the exam hall:

  • Bags, wallets, etc.
  • Calculators (Scientific or any other)
  • Wristwatches
  • Mobile phones or any other electronic devices
  • Charts/tables/papers (Scribble pads are provided for rough work at the exam center)

Important Details in GATE 2020 Admit Card

Candidates can check below the important details available in GATE 2020 admit card:

  • Exam date
  • Day of exam
  • Exam timing
  • Registration number
  • Name of the Candidate
  • GATE subject paper
  • Examination center details – name, address and exam center code
  • Digital signature
  • Photograph of the candidate
  • Signature of candidate
  • Signature of GATE chairman
  • Important instructions

The candidates must keep their admit card safe till the time result are announced and the admission process is complete. The data available in the GATE 2020 Admit Card are:

GATE 2020 Bell Time Schedule

Candidates can check below GATE exam bell timings which they need to follow on the day of the exam:

Events Forenoon session Afternoon session
Reporting time 8:30 am 1:30 pm
Occupying seats 8:50 qm 1:50 pm
Logging into system 9:10 am 2:10 pm
Exam start time 9:30 am 2:30 pm
Deadline to enter the center 10:00 am 3:00 pm
Exam ends 12:30 pm 5:30 pm

Exam Day Instructions for GATE 2020

The candidates can check important exam day instructions for GATE 2020 from below:

Reporting time at the exam center: Candidates have to appear at the GATE exam centre on the date and time specified in the admit card. The candidates are advised to reach the center 1 hour before the exam start time.

Locate the exam center: Candidates are also advised to locate their exam center a day before the exam so that there is no confusion on the exam day to reach the center.

Verification at exam center: Candidates are verified for their identity at the center and only then they are allowed to take the exam.

Biometric Verification: At the exam hall candidates have to go through biometric verification and thus all candidates are advised to avoid mehendi, heena or tattoo on the fingertips.

Leaving the exam hall: No candidates shall be permitted to exit the exam hall before the exam ends.

GATE 2020 Guidelines for Scribe

For GATE, candidate can get their own scribe or request GATE authorities to arrange for one.

If candidates arrange their own scribe:

  • Then the qualification of scribe should be one step below the minimum education qualification for GATE.
  • If a candidate opted to get their own scribe but did not then at the last moment authorities will not be able to arrange one.
  • No honorarium is paid to scribe in this case.

If GATE authority arranges for a scribe:

  • The qualification of the scribe shall be more than the minimum eligibility of GATE, it will be matriculation or above.
  • The authority shall allow candidates to choose a scribe, amount the available lot.

GATE 2020 Exam Pattern

The exam pattern for GATE 2020 is as follows:

Exam Duration: The candidates get total 3 hours to attempt the examination.

Total Number of Questions: Candidates have to solve 65 questions in the exam.

Type of Questions: 2 types of questions are asked in GATE and these are:

  • Multiple choice questions (MCQ)
  • Numerical answer type (NAT) questions

Maximum Marks: The exam is of total 100 marks.

  • 15 marks are for general aptitude.
  • 85 marks for subject paper.

Marking scheme of the exam is given below:

Type of questions Marks for correct ans Negative Marking
Numerical answer type carrying 1 marks 1 0
Numerical answer type carrying 2 marks 2 0
Multiple choice type carrying 1 marks 1 -1/3
Multiple choice type carrying 2 marks 2 -2/3

minute Revision Tips for GATE 2020 Exam

The last few days before the exam are crucial for success in any exam. Here are some last minute revision tips for the GATE 2020 exam:

Multiple revisions are the key: Every candidate starts preparing for the exam months in advance. But the most important thing they forget is to revise what they studied over time. Hence an important thing would be to revise the entire syllabus.

Solve question papers: Solving previous year question papers give your confidence a boost as you can analyze yourself and find out the topics you have difficulty solving. The papers and answer key are easily available online.

Take online mock test: GATE is an online examination, hence, candidates are advised to take online mock test. It helps in improving efficiency and speed.

Stay away from taking up New Topics: Starting up new topics to study creates a panic-induced environment that is not healthy during the last few weeks of the exam.

Learn to manage time: For the D-day make sure you have charted out how to attempt the questions within 3 hours with plenty of time to recheck the answers. This can be done only by practicing as many mock tests as possible.

Notes: Make sure to note down all the important formulas and points. Keep these notes handy to revise them

GATE 2020 Exam Centers

Candidates can check GATE exam centers from the table below.

Ananthapuramu Ajmer
Angamaly Hisar
Bagalkot Rohtak
Belagavi (Belgaum) Alwar
Ballari Bikaner
Bengaluru South Faridabad-Palwal
Bengaluru North Greater NOIDA
Bidar Gurugram
Chikkamagaluru Indore
Kalaburagi (Gulbarga) Jaipur
Davanagere Jammu-Samba
Hyderabad Jodhpur
Malappuram Kota
Port Blair Mathura
Hassan New Delhi
Hubballi (Hubli) Srinagar
Kannur Sikar
Kasaragod Sonepat
Kolar Udaipur
Kozhikode Ujjain
Kurnool Agartala,
Mangaluru Dhanbad
Manipal Jorhat
Mysuru (Mysore) Tezpur
Palakkad Aizawl
Payyanur Asansol-Durgapur
Shivamogga (Shimoga) Bokaro Steel City
Thrissur Burdwan
Tumakuru Dibrugarh
Vatakara Dimapur
Ahmedabad Gangtok
Bhavnagar Guwahati
Mumbai-Navi Mumbai-Thane Imphal
Ratnagiri Itanagar
Ahmednagar Kalyani
Amravati Muzaffarpur
Anand Patna
Aurangabad Purnea
Baramati Shillong
Bhuj Silchar
Gandhinagar Siliguri
Goa Agra
Jalgaon Kanpur
Kolhapur Aligarh
Mehsan Allahabad
Nagpur Bareilly
Nandad Bhopal
Nashik Gorakhpur
Pune Gwalior
Rajkot Jabalpur
Sangli Lucknow
Satara Varanasi
Solapur Balasore
Surat Cuttack
Vadodara Kharagpur
Kolkata Rourkela
Raipur Vijayawada
Rajamahendravaram (Rajahmundry) Berhampur (Odisha)
Ranchi Bhilai
Sambalpur Bhubaneswar
Srikakulam Bilaspur
Vizianagaram Eluru
Tadepalligudem Hooghly (WB)
Visakhapatnam Jamshedpur
Aluva-Ernakulam Kakinada (AP)
Alappuzha, Attingal
Chennai West Chittoor
Gudur Thanjavur
Karimnagar Thiruvananthapuram
Madurai Thoothukudi
Salem Tiruchirapalli
Tirunelveli Tirupati
Chengannur Vellore
Chennai South Villupuram
Chirala Virudhunagar
Coimbatore Warangal
Cuddalore Ambala
Dindigul Hamirpur-Una (HP)
Guntur Moradabad
Idukki Mohali-Chandigarh
Kadapa Sangrur
Kanjirapally Amritsar
Kanyakumari-Nagercoil Bathinda
Khammam Dehradun
Kodad Ghaziabad
Kollam Haldwani
Kothamangalam NOIDA
Kottayam Panipat
Muvattupuzha Pathankot
Namakkal Roorkee
Nellore Shimla-Solan
Ongole Yamunanagar
Pala Addis Ababa (Ethiopia)
Puducherry Kathmandu (Nepal)
Colombo (Sri Lanka) Singapore
Dhaka (Bangladesh) Dubai (UAE)
Jalandhar Karnal
Kurukshetra Ludhiana

GATE 2020 Result

After the exam is over, the candidates can check their GATE 2020 Result and scorecard at The raw scores of GATE is normalised for the papers that are held in multiple shift. However, for the papers that are held in 1 single shift the score is based on the candidates’ raw marks in the exam. To check the result the candidates need to use their GATE 2020 enrollment ID and password. Note that the candidates have to also download the GATE 2020 scorecard and keep it safe with them for admission and recruitment purpose. The scorecard of GATE remains valid for a period of 3 months from the date of declaration of the result.

GATE 2020

Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering (GATE) is a national level engineering entrance exam held annually by IIISc, Bangalore and IIT. On the basis of the exam, admission is granted in M.E / M.Tech / M.Arch / Ph.D courses. The score of GATE is also used for PSU recruitment. GATE is only held online for 25 subjects.

About Indian Institute of Technology

India is home to 23 IITs and these institutes are autonomous public institutes of higher education. The admission in UG courses are based on JEE Main and Advanced. However, the admission in the PG courses are based on GATE. Out of the 23 IITs, IIT Kharagpur is the oldest one and 5 new IITs are located in Goa, Jammu, Bhilai, Dharwad, and Dhanbad.

The IITs enjoy the status of ‘Institute of National Importance’. Each IIT is autonomous, linked to the others through a common council (IIT Council), which oversees their administration.

GATE 2020 Admit Card Frequently Asked Questions

Ans : No.With the admit card candidates have to bring original and valid photo Identity Document, which was specified during the filling up of the online application. For Indian candidates, only following identification cards will be accepted: Passport, PAN card, Voter ID, Aadhaar-UID, College ID, Employee ID and Driving License. For International candidates, only a valid Passport/Government issued ID/College ID/Employee ID will be accepted as the recognized identification.



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