The deputy director of the Indian Institute of Technology Delhi, M Balakrishnan has confirmed that IIT Delhi will be conducting the Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering (GATE) 2020.
The Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering is a national level entrance exam for admissions to PG courses in engineering and technology. IIT Delhi had previously conducted the exam for the year 1992, 1998, 2004 and 2012 respectively. The website has already been set-up while the link for online application will be made available in September 2019. The official website for GATE 2020 is gate.iitd.ac.in. As per tradition, the test will be held in the first week of February while the admit card will be made available in January. The result will be declared by March 2020.
According to the official statement, GATE 2020 will be a computer-based multiple-choice question-based exam. Candidates will have to answer 65 questions for a total of 100 marks. A total of 3 hours will be time allotted. The exam will consist of two sections with questions ranging from general aptitude (15 marks), engineering mathematics (10-13 marks) to core engineering area of the candidate. Based on the GATE 2020 score, the students will be eligible for admission at IISc and IIT’s for masters and doctoral level programs. Notably, the candidates who pass the GATE exam will also be entitled to apply for government jobs.
The exam will be conducted for a total of 25 subjects including Aerospace Engineering, Agricultural Engineering, Architecture and Planning, Biotechnology, Civil Engineering, Chemical Engineering, Instrumentation Engineering, Mathematics and Mechanical Engineering among other subjects. A candidate, however, is allowed to appear in only one paper in any one session.
The exam will be conducted by IIT Delhi on behalf of the National Coordination Board-GATE, Department of Higher Education and Ministry of Human Resource Development, Government of India. The 2019 edition of the GATE examination was conducted by IIT Madras on the 2nd, 3rd, 9th, and 10th of February respectively. The results for all 24 papers were announced on the 15th of March 2019.