GATE 2024 Exam Date: Overview, Registration, Syllabus, Eligibility Criteria and More

  •  Content Writer : Ashmeet Bhalla
  • 01-09-2023

The GATE 2024 notification was announced by IISc Bangalore on August 30, 2023. Starting from August 30, 2023, aspiring candidates can access the online application portal for GATE 2024. The application process will be open until September 29, 2023, without any additional late fees. However, if applicants need more time, they can still apply by October 13, 2023, by paying a late fee. This extended deadline allows candidates to submit their applications with a bit of extra time.

GATE 2024 Overview

GATE Full Form

Graduate Aptitude Test Engineering

Conducting Authority

Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore

Total No. of Exams


Apply Date for Exam

August 30, 2023 

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Last Date of Application

September 29, 2023 (Without Late Fees)

Exam Mode

Computer-Based Test (CBT)

Language of Exam


No of Questions Asked


Structure of Marks Distribution

General Aptitude Marks= 15 

Subject Questions’ Marks = 85 

Total Marks = 100 

Negative Marking

In MCQ and MSQ

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Note: The deadline for application submission has been extended to October 13, 2023, for candidates with late fees.  

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Steps to Login or GATE 2024 Registration

Step 1: Visit the official website 


Step 3: A new tab will open. Scroll down and click on ‘Register Here’.

(Note: If candidates already have an existing ID, then click on the ‘Login’ button. If not, then click on ‘Register Here’.)

Step 4: Another tab will open, showing the online registration form. Fill it out with the required credentials (Name, email address, mobile number and password)

Step 5: An One-Time Password (OTP) will be generated and sent to the mobile number for verification.

Step 6: Click on Submit.

Step 7: Once the confirmation for submitting the GATE form is done, an email and SMS will be sent containing the enrollment ID. This ID will be important for future logins.

Click Here to Directly Apply Online for GATE 2024 

About GATE 

The Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering (GATE) is a nationally conducted examination in India that primarily tests the comprehensive understanding of various undergraduate subjects in engineering and science. GATE is jointly conducted by the Indian Institute of Science (IISc) and seven Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs) on behalf of the National Coordination Board (NCB)-GATE, Department of Higher Education, Ministry of Education (MoE), Government of India.


GATE serves multiple purposes. It is used as a qualifying examination for admission to postgraduate programs (Master's and PhD) in various Indian universities and institutes, including IITs and IISc. Additionally, GATE scores are often used by public and private sector companies for recruitment of engineers and scientists. GATE scores are also sometimes used to award scholarships and financial assistance.

About GATE Exam 2024

The GATE 2024 Exam Date has been revealed on the official GATE 2024 website, This year's Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering (GATE) will cover 30 different branches of Engineering and Science. The GATE 2024 Exam is anticipated to take place on February 3, 4, 10, and 11, 2024. The exam will be held in both morning and afternoon sessions. This early announcement of the exam date offers you an advantage, as you have 6 to 7 months to prepare for the GATE Exam. With ample time to get ready, you can aim for a higher rank. The detailed GATE 2024 Exam Schedule will be provided soon on the official GATE website.

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What’s New in GATE 2024?

  • A new subject "Data Science & Artificial Intelligence" has been included in the GATE 2024 Exam.
  • Students in their 3rd year of Engineering or Science programs can also apply for the GATE Exam now. This change has been updated in the GATE 2024 Brochure.

GATE 2024 Eligibility Criteria

Degree / Program

Qualifying Degree / Examination

Description of Eligible Candidates

B. Arch.


Bachelor’s degree in Architecture (5- year course) / Naval Architecture (4- year course) / Planning (4- year course)

Currently in the third year or above, or have already graduated.

B.E. / B.Tech. / B. Pharm.

Bachelor’s degree in Engineering / Technology (4 years after 10+2 or 3 years after B.Sc. / Diploma in Engineering / Technology)

Currently in the third year or above, or have already graduated.

B.Sc. (Research) / B.S.

Bachelor’s degree in Science (Post-Diploma / 4 years after 10+2)

Currently in the third year or above, or have already graduated.

B.Sc. / B.A. / B.Com.

Bachelor degree in any branch of Science / Arts / Commerce (3 year program)

Currently in the third year or above, or have already graduated.

B.Sc. (Agriculture, Horticulture, Forestry)

4-years program

Currently in the 3rd/ 4th year or already completed

Professional Society Examinations (equivalent to B.E. / B.Tech. / B.Arch.)

B.E. / B.Tech. / B.Arch. equivalent examinations of Professional Societies, recognized by MoE / UPSC / AICTE (e.g. AMIE by Institution of Engineers-India, AMICE by the Institute of Civil Engineers-India and so on)


Completed Section A or equivalent of such professional courses

Pharm. D. (after 10+2)

6 years degree program, consisting of internship or residency training, during third year onwards

Currently in the 3rd/ 4th/ 5th/ 6th year or already completed

M.B.B.S. / B.D.S. / B.V.Sc.


Degree holders of M.B.B.S. / B.D.S. / B.V.Sc and those who are in the 5th/ 6th/ 7th semester or higher semester of such programme.

5th/ 6th/ 7th or higher semester or already completed

M. Sc. / M.A. / MCA or equivalent

Master’s degree in any branch of Arts / Science / Mathematics / Statistics / Computer Applications or equivalent

Currently in the first year or higher or already Completed

Int. M.E. / M.Tech. (Post-B.Sc.)

Post-B.Sc Integrated Master’s degree programs in Engineering / Technology (4-year program)

Currently in the 1st/ 2nd/ 3rd/ 4th year or already completed

Int. M.E. / M.Tech. / M.Pharm 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. B.S. / M.S.

Integrated M.Sc. or 5-year integrated B.S.-M.S. program

Currently in the 3rd year or higher or already completed

All the best wishes to all the dedicated candidates who are earnestly preparing for the GATE 2024 examination. The commitment and hard work are truly commendable. May the preparation lead to success and open doors to new horizons. Remember, the efforts today are shaping a brighter tomorrow. All the very best!
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