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GATE Syllabus and GATE Exam Pattern

Every year a huge number of candidates are participating in the GATE entrance exam. Every year the authority of Indian Institute Of Technology, Delhi will conduct the test and there is a huge competition, the perfect preparation is very essential to crack GATE exam. GATE Exam for the Academic year 2020-21 is going to be conducted from February 2020. If you are planning to attend GATE syllabus the first thing comes to mind is what will be the syllabus for the exam. This syllabus is based on B.E./B.Tech/B.Arch. Here in our site, we are providing the GATE Syllabus 2020 along with the Exam Pattern. Make use of this Syllabus 2020 and Prepare well for the GATE 2020 Exam.

GATE Entrance Exam Syllabus Details

Conducting Authority NameIndian Institute Of Technology, Delhi (IIT, Delhi)
GATE Entrance Exam NameGraduate Aptitude Test In Engineering (GATE )
CategoryEntrance Exam Syllabus
GATE Courses OfferedPG Courses In Engineering
GATE Notification Released Date1st September 2019
GATE Application Apply Start Date1st September 2019
Exam Date01st, 02nd, 08th, 09th February 2020
GATE Hall Ticket or Admit Card Released Date3rd January 2020
GATE Official Website

GATE Syllabus

How to Download GATE Syllabus PDF

  • Visit the website of the Indian Institute Of Technology, Delhi (IIT, Delhi) that is
  • Search for syllabus 2020.
  • Next, click on the link and download GATE syllabus.
  • Take a print out and prepare well accordingly syllabus.

GATE Exam Pattern 2020

Students must have the knowledge of exam pattern of GATE 2020 along with the syllabus to know about the type of questions, number of questions and marking scheme of the entrance exam. Check the GATE Exam Pattern 2020 and be prepared for the Exam.

The highlights of the GATE 2020 exam pattern are tabulated below:

Mode of ExamOnline (Computer-based mode)
Time Duration3 hours
Total Questions65
Question typeMCQ and NAT (Numerical Answer Type)
Negative MarkingOnly for MCQ’s: 1/3rd for 1-mark questions, 2/3rd for 2 marks questions
Total Marks100

GATE Paper Codes

GATE Paper  CodeGATE Paper  Code
Aerospace EngineeringAEInstrumentation Engineering IN
Agricultural EngineeringAGMathematicsMA
Architecture and PlanningARMechanical EngineeringME
Bio-medical EngineeringBMMining EngineeringMN
BiotechnologyBTMetallurgical EngineeringMT
Civil EngineeringCEPetroleum EngineeringPE
Chemical EngineeringCHPhysicsPH
Computer Science and Information TechnologyCSProduction and Industrial EngineeringPI
Electronics and Communication EngineeringECTextile Engineering and Fibre ScienceTF
Electrical EngineeringEEEngineering SciencesXE*
Ecology and EvolutionEYLife SciencesXL**
Geology and GeophysicsGG

The XE* & XL** paper codes are of general nature. The list of subjects available under XE and XL are tabulated below:

*XE Paper SectionsCode**XL Paper SectionsCode
Engineering Mathematics(Compulsory)AChemistry (Compulsory)P
Any two optional sectionsAny two optional sections
Fluid MechanicsBBiochemistryQ
Materials ScienceCBotanyR
Solid MechanicsDMicrobiologyS
Polymer Science and EngineeringFFood TechnologyU
Food TechnologyG
Atmospheric and Oceanic SciencesH


  1. For paper code XE, “Engineering Mathematics” acts as a compulsory section
  2. For paper code XL, “Chemistry” acts as a compulsory section.
  3. Under XL, candidates can select any two of the subjects as optional from code Q to U.
  4. In case of XE, candidates can select any two subjects as optional from code B to H.

GATE Exam Pattern 2020: GATE Question Type

The GATE 2020 question paper consists of two types of questions and they are listed below:

  1. Multiple Choice Questions(MCQs): For every question, 4 options will be there out which one is correct.
  2. Numerical Answer Type :
  • All the answers to these questions will be real numbers where the candidate must enter the answer with the help of virtual keyboard.
  • No choices will be provided for this type of questions.
  • No negative marking will be there for NAT questions.

GATE Exam Pattern 2020 For Various Paper Codes

The GATE 2020 exam pattern for various paper codes are tabulated below:

Paper CodeExam Pattern
CE, CS, EC, AE, AG, BT, CH, ME, MN, MT, EE, IN, TF, XE, PE, ST and PI·      General Aptitude– 15%

·      Engineering Mathematics – 15%

·      Subject of the Paper –  70%

AR, CY, GG, EY, XL, PH and MA·      General Aptitude – 15%

·      Subject of the Paper – 85%

GATE Exam Pattern 2020: GATE Marking Scheme

The GATE 2020 Marking scheme will vary from one code to another. The GATE marking scheme is tabulated below:

Paper CodeGeneral Aptitude MarksSubject MarksTotal Marks
CS, CY, EC, EE, CE, CH, AR, AE, AG, EY, BT, GG, IN, ME, MA, PH, PI, TF, MN, MT, PE, ST1585100
XE (Section A +

any two sections)

XL (Section P +

any two sections)



  1. The paper codes AE, AG, BT, CE, CH, CS, EC, EE, IN ME, MN, MT, PE, PI, TF and XE  will have Engineering Mathematics (15%) & General Aptitude (15%) as compulsory sections. The rest of the sections will be based on the subject selected by the candidate.
  2. The paper codes AR, CY, EY, GG, MA, PH, ST and XL will have only 2 sections – 15% will be based on General Aptitude and the remaining 85% of the question paper will based on the subject which candidate has selected.
  3. For 2 mark question, 2/3rd marks will be deducted for incorrect answer.
  4. For 1 mark question, 1/3rd marks will be deducted for incorrect answer.

GATE Exam Pattern For All Papers

GATE Exam Pattern For General Aptitude

  1. General Aptitude acts as a compulsory section in all GATE papers.
  2. 15 % weightage of total marks will be given to General Aptitude section.
  3. In this section, candidates will be examined based on their language and assessment skills.
  4. The detailed GATE exam pattern for General Aptitude is tabulated below:
Question TypeTotal QuestionsTotal Marks
1-      Mark questions5 questions5 marks
2-      Mark questions5 questions10 marks
Total10 Questions15 marks

GATE 2020 Exam Pattern For All Papers Except GG, XE, XL

  1. For all the papers except for the paper codes GG, XE, XL, the questions will be MCQs and numerical answer type in nature.
  2. There will be a total of  55 questions out of which 25 questions will be of 1 mark and 30 questions will be of 2 marks each.

GATE Exam Pattern For GG

  1. Geology and Geophysics paper consists of two parts. Part A consists of Mulitple Choice Questions and Part B is further divided into 2 sections i.e., Section 1 – Geology and Section 2 – Geophysics.
  2. Part A consists of 25 questions each carrying 1 mark.
  3. Part B consists of 30 questions each carrying 2 marks.

GATE Exam Pattern For Engineering Sciences  (XE)

  1. There will be a total of 33 questions.
  2. Engineering Mathematics(Section A) acts as a compulsory subject.
  3. A total of 11 questions will be asked in Engineering Mathematics.
  4. Now coming to the Section B, candidates can select any two subjects as optionalfrom the paper code B to H.
  5. The detailed GATE Exam Pattern for paper code XE is tabulated below:
SectionTotal QuestionsTotal Marks
Section A (Compulsory)7 (1-mark question)7
4 (2-mark question)8
Section B to H (Any two)



9 (1-mark question) in each of the two sections18
13 (2-mark question) in each of the two sections52
Total ( 2 Sections)55 Questions85 marks

GATE Exam Pattern For Life Sciences  (XL)

  1. General Aptitude section of total 15 should be attempted.
  2. Chemistry acts as a compulsory subject in section A.
  3. Now in Section B, aspirants can choose any 2 optional subjects from the paper code Q to U.
  4. The detailed GATE Life Sciences exam pattern is tabulated below:
SectionTotal QuestionsTotal Marks
P or Chemistry Section5 (1-mark each)5
10 (2-marks each)20
Sections Q to U (Any two)10 (1-mark each) in each section20
10(2-marks each) in each section40

GATE Syllabus 2020 PDF

Here in this section, we have given GATE Syllabus 2020 in a Pdf. The Syllabus of GATE 2020 contain various topics from B.E./B.Tech/B.Arch level. Therefore, all the candidates can download subject wise, topics wise, and sub topics wise in PDF format also.

Civil Engineering (CE): Engineering Mathematics, Structural Engineering, Geotechnical Engineering, Structural Engineering, etc.

Statistics (ST): Calculus, Probability, Linear Algebra, Inference, Stochastic Processes, Multivariate Analysis, Design of Experiments & Regression Analysis.

Bio-medical Engineering (BM): Engineering Mathematics, Signals and Systems, Electrical Circuits, Measurements and Control Systems, Analog and Digital Electronics, Sensors and Bioinstrumentation, Measurements and Control Systems, Biomechanics, Human Anatomy and Physiology, Biomaterials, Medical Imaging Systems.

Electronics and Communication Engineering (EC): Engineering Mathematics, Networks, Electronic Devices, Signals and Systems, Digital Circuits, Analog Circuits, etc.

Chemical Engineering (CH): Process Calculations and Thermodynamics, Engineering Mathematics, Fluid Mechanics and Mechanical Operations, etc.

Instrumentation Engineering (IN): Engineering Mathematics, Signals and Systems, Electrical Circuits, Control Systems, etc.

Petroleum Engineering (PE): Linear Algebra, Petroleum Formation Evaluation, Oil and Gas Well Testing, etc.

Architecture and Planning (AR): Architecture and Design, Construction and Management, Building Materials, Environmental Planning and Design, Building and Structure, etc.

Mathematics (MA): Linear Algebra, Algebra, Complex Analysis, Functional Analysis, Real Analysis, Numerical Analysis, etc.

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