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GATE 2025 Exam Date, Notification, Application Form, Eligibility

For the year 2025, the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Roorkee is organizing the Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering. The authorities have announced the GATE 2025 Exam Dates, it is scheduled to be conducted on 1st, 2nd, 15th, and 16th February 2025. All those who wish to get admission into M.E./ M.Tech/ Ph.D courses and PSU Recruitment must apply for this examination after checking the complete eligibility criteria. The GATE Application Form 2025 is expected to be released in August 2024 at the newly launched website https://gate2025.iitr.ac.in/, interested candidates must fill out the form before the last date.

GATE 2025 Notification

The official notification pdf for the GATE 2025 Exam is expected to be released in August 2024, as soon as the official pdf is published on official portal, the direct link to download the notification pdf will be published here. Detailed information regarding this competitive examination such as eligibility criteria, application fees, examination criteria, etc. All interested candidates must go through all the necessary details as soon as the notification is released and get to know about the latest updates of this examination.

Graduate Aptitude Engineering Test 2025- Highlights

This national-level examination will be conducted as a computer-based test in 8 zones across India, and candidates are allowed to select a maximum of three cities (it should be from the same zone). This aptitude test will contain one general aptitude section and another section on the subject selected by candidates.

Organization Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Roorkee
Exam Name GATE 2025
Full Form Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering
Mode of Application Online
Online Registration Dates August 2024
Exam Level National
Exam Duration 3 hours (180 minutes)
Official Website https://gate2025.iitr.ac.in/

What is GATE Exam?

The Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering is an all-India exam that offers candidates with many opportunities to grow in their chosen fields. The main focus of this exam is to evaluate the candidate’s knowledge in various undergraduate subjects such as Engineering, Technology, Architecture, Science, Commerce, Arts, and Humanities. This examination will include 30 subjects and candidates can select up to 2 subjects depending upon their interests. On behalf of the Ministry of Human Resources Development, National Coordinating Board, Department of Education, and Government of India, this exam is conducted by IISC Bengaluru along with seven IITs.

GATE Exam 2025- Important Dates

All interested candidates must note down the important dates for the GATE 2025 Exam to not miss any deadlines, below table will be updated as soon as the official authorities make any announcements about the dates for this upcoming examination.

Events Dates
Official Notification Date August 2024 (Expected)
Apply Online Start Date August 2024 (Expected)
Last Date to Apply Online To be notified
GATE 2025 Exam Date 1st, 2nd, 15th, and 16th February 2025

GATE 2025 Exam Dates

The official authorities have published the GATE 2025 exam schedule, the exam will be held from 1st to 16th February 2025. The medium of the Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering will be English, candidates interested in this highly competitive examination must note that GATE Application Form 2025 will be released in the last week of August 2024.

Dates Days
1st February 2025 Saturday
2nd February 2025 Sunday
15th February 2025 Saturday
16th February 2025 Sunday

GATE 2025 Online Application Form

The online registrations for the Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering are expected to begin in August 2024 at the official portal, all interested and eligible candidates need to submit their application form online. The direct link to fill GATE 2025 Application Form will be shared here as soon as apply online link gets activated. It is advised to fill out the form as soon as possible after it is released to avoid any technical issues at the last- moment.

Steps to fill GATE 2025 Registration Form

For the convenience of candidates, we have provided a detailed step-by-step procedure to fill out the registration form for the Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering.

1. Open any web browser and enter URL of the GATE 2025 website i.e. https://gate2025.iitr.ac.in/.

2. The homepage of the website is displayed, from this page click on the “Applications” section.

4. After clicking on it, a drop-down menu will appear, click on the “Apply Online” section from the menu.

5. Now, start filling out the registration form by entering all the necessary information such as name, category, date of birth, mother’s and father’s name, and contact details including mobile number and e-mail.

6. Move further and upload all the necessary documents including a photograph of 3.5 cm width and 4.5 cm height. Alo, upload the signature in JPEG/JPG format and proceed further.

7. On the next page, the online payment gate will appear, pay the required application fees and then submit the online form after reviewing it thoroughly.

Application Fees for GATE Exam 2025

While filling out the GATE 2025 Registration Form, candidates will be asked to pay an application fee. The amount to be paid as an application fee for women, ST/SC, and PwBD candidates is Rs. 900 and a late fee is Rs. 1400/-.  

Categories Application Fees Late Fees
Women Rs. 900/- Rs. 1400/-
ST/SC Rs. 900/- Rs. 1400/-
PwBD
Other candidates including foreign nationals Rs. 1800/- Rs. 2300/-

Eligibility Criteria for GATE 2025 Exam

IIT Roorkee has specified some of the basic eligibility criteria that a candidate must know before applying for GATE 2025. Only eligible candidates who are Indian citizens will be allowed to sit in this examination.

Educational Qualification

Here, below we have provided the minimum basic qualifications that candidates must have to apply for the Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering.

  • Candidates must have a bachelor’s /master’s degree in their respective subjects.
  • Those who have completed any government-approved degree program in engineering/technology/architecture/science/commerce/arts/humanities, or if they are presently in their third or higher year of an undergraduate program are also eligible for GATE 2025.
  • Candidates who are pursuing or have completed their qualifying degree from any other country than India are also eligible to appear for this examination but they must have either completed or are in the third year of their Bachelor’s Degree in engineering/technology/architecture/science/commerce/arts/humanities.

Age Limit

For GATE Exam 2025, IIT, Roorkee has not specified any minimum or maximum age limit. It means candidates belonging to any age group can fill out the GATE 2025 Registration Form, they simply just need to fulfill other eligibility parameters specified by authorities.

GATE 2025 Exam Pattern

The Graduate Aptitude Engineering Test will be conducted for 180 minutes or 3 hours at respective examination centers. The selected subject section will include questions based on MCQs, Multiple Select Questions (MSQ), and/or Numerical Answer Type (NAT) Questions. For all 30 papers General Aptitude Test will be for 15 marks. There is no negative marking in MSQ/NAT questions but marks will be deducted for wrong answers in MCQ questions. 1/3 marks will be deducted for 1 mark MCQ and 2/3 marks will be deducted for 2 mark MCQs.

Marks Distribution in all papers Except AR, CY, DA, EY, GG, MA, PH, ST, XH and XL:-

General Aptitude:- 15 marks
Engineering Mathematics:- 13 marks
Selected Subject:- 72 marks
Total:- 100 marks

Marks Distribution in AR, CY, DA, EY, GG, MA, PH, ST, XH and XL:-
General Aptitude:- 15 marks
Selected Subject:- 85 marks
Total:- 100 marks

GATE 2025 Syllabus

The Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering will be conducted for a total of 30 papers, and the syllabus for each paper varies from the other. So, to score well in the exam, candidates must thoroughly check out the exam syllabus and prepare accordingly. We have attached a direct link to download the GATE 2025 Syllabus here below, click on this link and download syllabus for your respective subject code.

GATE 2025 Syllabus- Click Here to Check

Exam Centers for GATE 2025

The Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering is decided to be conducted in different cities and states of 8 zones, the complete list of exam centers is provided here below. Candidates will be allotted any of the following exam center for GATE 2025 exam.

Zones States Cities
IISc, Bengaluru Andhra Pradesh Ananthapuramu, Kurnool
Kerala Angamaly, Kannur, Kasaragod, Kozhikode, Malappuram, Palakkad, Pathanamthitta, Payyanur, Thrissur, Vatakara, Wayanad
Karnataka Bagalkot, Ballari (Bellary), Belagavi (Belgaum), Bengaluru North, Bengaluru South, Bidar, Chikkballapur, Chikkamagaluru, Davanagere, Hassan, Hubballi (Hubli)/Dharwad, Kalaburagi (Gulbarga), Kolar, Mandya, Mangaluru, Manipal-Udupi, Mysuru (Mysore), Shivamogga (Shimoga), Tumakuru
Telangana Hyderabad, Medak, Nalgonda
Andaman and Nicobar Port Blair
IIT Bombay Gujarat Ahmedabad, Anand, Bhavnagar, Bhuj, Gandhinagar, Jamnagar, Mehsana, Rajkot, Surat, Vadodara, Vapi
Maharashtra Ahmednagar, Akola, Amravati, Aurangabad, Baramati, Chandrapur, Dhule, Jalgaon, Kolhapur, Latur, Mumbai, Nagpur, Nanded, Nashik, Navi-Mumbai-Thane, Panvel-Raigad, Pune, Ratnagiri, Sangamner-Loni-Shirdi, Sangli, Satara, Solapur, Vasai-Palghar, Wardha, Yavatmal
Goa Goa
IIT Delhi Haryana Faridabad, Gurugram, Hisar
Jammu and Kashmir Jammu-Samba, Srinagar
Ladakh Leh
Madhya Pradesh Indore, Ujjain
New Delhi New Delhi
Rajasthan Ajmer, Alwar, Bikaner, Jaipur, Jodhpur, Kota, Sikar, Udaipur
Uttar Pradesh Greater Noida, Mathura
IIT Guwahati Arunachal Pradesh Itanagar
Assam Dibrugarh, Guwahati, Jorhat, Silchar, Tezpur
Bihar Bhagalpur, Muzaffarpur, Patna, Purnea
Jharkhand Bokaro Steel City, Dhanbad
Manipur Imphal
Meghalaya Shillong
Mizoram Aizawl
Nagaland Dimapur, Kohima
Sikkim Gangtok
Tripura Agartala
West Bengal Asansol, Durgapur, Burdwan, Kalyani, Siliguri
IIT Kanpur Madhya Pradesh Bhopal, Gwalior, Jabalpur, Sagar, Satna
Uttar Pradesh Agra, Aligarh, Allahabad, Bareilly, Gorakhpur, Jhansi , Kanpur, Lucknow, Varanasi
IIT Kharagpur Andhra Pradesh Eluru, Kakinada-Surampalem, Rajamahendravaram (Rajahmundry), Srikakulam, Tadepalligudem, Vijayawada, Visakhapatnam, Vizianagaram
Chhattisgarh Bhilai, Bilaspur, Raipur
Jharkhand Hazaribag, Jamshedpur, Ranchi
Odisha Balasore, Bhubaneswar, Brahmapur, Cuttack, Dhenkanal, Kakatpur (Puri), Rourkela, Sambalpur
West Bengal Bankura, Berhampur-Murshidabad, Hooghly, Howrah, Kharagpur-Midnapur, Kolaghat, Kolkata, Suri
IIT Madras Andhra Pradesh Chirala, Chittoor, Guntur, Kadapa, Nellore, Ongole, Tirupati
Kerala Alappuzha, Aluva-Ernakulam, Attingal, Chengannur, Kanjirapally, Kollam, Kothamangalam , Kottayam, Muvattupuzha, Thiruvananthapuram
Pondicherry Puducherry
Tamil Nadu Chennai South, Chennai West, Coimbatore, Cuddalore, Dindigul, Kanyakumari-Nagercoil, Madurai, Namakkal, Ramanathapuram, Salem, Thanjavur, Theni, Thoothukudi, Tiruchirapalli, Tirunelveli, Vellore, Virudhunagar
Telangana Adilabad, Karimnagar, Khammam, Kodad, Kothagudem, Nizamabad, Suryapet, Warangal
IIT Roorkee Haryana Ambala, Kurukshetra
Himachal Pradesh Bilaspur, Hamirpur, Kangra, Mandi, Shimla-Solan
Punjab Amritsar, Bathinda, Jalandhar, Ludhiana, Mohali-Chandigarh, Patiala, Pathankot
Uttar Pradesh Ghaziabad, Meerut, Moradabad, Muzaffarnagar, NOIDA, Saharanpur
Uttarakhand Dehradun, Haldwani, Roorkee
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GATE 2025- FAQs

Q1: Who is organising GATE 2025?

GATE 2025 is being organised by Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Roorkee.

Q2: How many subjects are there in GATE 2025?

There are a total of 30 subjects in Graduate Aptitude Engineering Test.

Q3: Is there negative marking in Graduate Aptitude Engineering Test 2025?

Yes, there is negative marking in GATE examination but only for MCQ based questions. For MSQ and NAT questions there is no negative marking.

Q4: Can I apply for GATE 2025 if I am in 3rd year of a Bachelor's Degree?

Yes, a candidate in 3rd year of bachelor's degree in engineering/technology/architecture/science/commerce/arts/humanities can apply for GATE 2025 exam.

Q5: What are the exam dates for GATE Exam 2025?

The GATE 2025 exam dates are 1st, 2nd, 15th, and 16th February 2025.

Q6: Will GATE be held twice a year?

No, GATE exam is conducted once in a year.

Q7: Is GATE tougher than JEE?

Yes, GATE exam is tougher than JEE and not easy to crack. Candidates need to practice more-and-more for this exam.

Q8: How many attempts are there for GATE exam?

There is no restriction on the number of attempts for Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering.

Q9: Can I get IIT through GATE 2025?

Yes, candidates who qualify GATE examination will get admission into IITs.

Q10: For how many subjects candidates can appear for GATE examination?

Candidates can appear for GATE examination for a maximum of up to 2 subjects.

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