The Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering (GATE) is a prestigious national-level entrance examination conducted in India for admission into postgraduate programs. This year, IIT Roorkee has launched the GATE 2025 official website at The GATE exam will be required for candidates seeking admission to M.Tech, other PG courses, or PSU recruitment. It is expected that the GATE 2025 online application process will be started in August 2024 along with the release of the notification pdf. Refer to the article to know more about the GATE 2025 Exam.

GATE 2025 Exam Notification

Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Roorkee will release the GATE Notification 2025 PDF or Information Brochure for the GATE 2025 examination along with the eligibility, exam pattern, and other important information. GATE 2025 application form filling dates, exam dates, and other important dates will be notified by IIT Roorkee. 

GATE Notification (Previous Year) Click to Check

GATE Notification 2025- Click to Check Details

About the GATE 2025 Exam

For the year 2025, the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Roorkee is the organizing institute for GATE Exam 2025. Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering (GATE) is a national examination conducted jointly by the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Roorkee and seven Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs) at Bombay, Delhi, Guwahati, Kanpur, Kharagpur, Madras and Roorkee. The scores of GATE 2025 will be valid for 3 years as from the time of score card release date. The exam score is used by different Engineering/ Technology/ Architecture Government institutes to select students for master programs and Doctoral Programs. The total number of papers has been revised to 30 Subjects with the addition of two new subject papers Data Science and Artificial Intelligence.

GATE 2025 Exam Summary

IIT Roorkee has activated the GATE 2025 website and will tentatively publish the GATE 2025 Notification. Candidates who have passed or appearing in the final year of graduation with engineering, Science, commerce, humanities, and art stream can appear in the GATE 2025 exam. Know all information about the GATE 2025 Exam at a glance from the below overview table.

GATE 2025 Exam Summary
Examination NameGraduate Aptitude Test in Engineering (GATE 2025)
Commonly Known AsGATE
Conducting InstituteIndian Institute of Technology (IIT), Roorkee 
Administered ByJointly by IIT Roorkee  and Seven IIT's
Purpose of ExaminationQualifying Examination for M.E./ M.Tech/ Ph.D admissions and PSU Recruitment
Exam DatesTo be notified
Application ModeOnline
Mode of ExaminationComputer Based Test (CBT)
Examination Duration180 Minutes (3 Hours)
Frequency of ExaminationAnnual
Total Number of Exam Cities176
Number of GATE Papers30
Number of Questions in Each Paper10 (GA) + 55 (subject) = 65 Questions
Total Marks of Examination100
Validity of GATE 2025 Score/Grade3 Years
Official website

GATE 2025- Important Dates

Applicants preparing for the GATE 2025 exam should stay updated on the important dates to avoid missing any important events. This section will provide all the updated GATE 2025 Exam Dates for the candidate's convenience once announced by the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Roorkee.

GATE 2025 Important Dates
EventsDate (Tentative)
GATE Registration 2025 StartsAugust 2024
GATE Application Form Last DateOctober 2024
Last date of online registration/application (with late fee)October 2024
Starting Dates for CorrectionNovember 2024
Issue of GATE Admit Card 2025January 2025
GATE Exam Date 2025February 2025
GATE 2025 Official Answer Key Release DateFebruary 2025
GATE Result 2025March 2025
GATE Cut off 2025March 2025
GATE Scorecard 2025March 2025
Start of counselling cum admission processApril 2025

GATE 2025 Application Form

The GATE 2025 Application Form will be made available on the official website of the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Roorkee on its official website. All candidates are advised to fill Application form before the last date to avoid last minute rush. We will update a direct link below to apply online for GATE 2025 once activated by officials. 

GATE 2025 Application Fee

With the submission of duly filled application form, the candidates willhave to pay the required application fee else their applications will not be accepted. The category-wise GATE 2025 Application Fees has been tabulated below.

GATE 2025 Application Fees
CategoryRegular PeriodExtended Period
Female candidates SC/ST/PWD (per test paper)Rs. 900Rs. 1400
All other candidates including foreign nationals (per test paper)Rs. 1800Rs. 2300

GATE 2025 Eligibility Criteria

The candidates who are filling out the online application form for GATE 2025 should be citizen of India. Candidates outside India can apply for the GATE exam 2025 if they meet the given eligibility criteria


Candidates need to fulfill the eligibility requirements for admissions through GATE 2025 as mentioned below. The IIT Kharagpur will be announcing the eligibility criteria as applicable for the candidates willing to appear for the GATE exam 2025.

➤ Must have completed or in the final year or in the pre-final year of their bachelor’s degree in engineering and technology or;

➤ Must have completed or in the final year or in the pre-final year of their Post Graduate degree in any relevant science subjects

Education Qualification

Those candidates who had already obtained a degree higher than the ones mentioned in the table, are also eligible to appear in GATE 2025 examination. Check the qualification for the respective degress from the below table.

GATE 2025 Academic Qualification
Qualifying DegreeQualifying Degree / ExaminationPassing Year Not Later than
B.E./ B.Tech./ B.Pharm.Candidate must be a Bachelor in Engineering/Technology (4 years after 10+2 or 3 years after B.Sc./ Diploma in Engineering / Technology)2025
B.Arch.Candidate must be a Bachelor’s degree of Architecture (5- year course) / Naval Architecture (4- year course) / Planning (4- year course)2026 (for 5 year program)
2025 (for 4 year program)
B.Sc. (Research)/ B.S.Candidate need to have completed the Bachelor's of Science degree (Post-Diploma/ 4 years after 10+2)2025
Pharm.D (after 10+2)Candidate must have completed 6 years program having internship or residency training during the sixth year as part of it2027
M.Sc./ M.A./ MCA or equivalentCandidates need to have a Masters in Science/ Mathematics/ Statistics/ Computer Applications/ or equivalent2025
Int. M.E./ M.Tech (Post-B.Sc.)Candidates should have done Post-BSc Integrated Master’s degree in Engineering or Technology (4 years programme)Any Year
Int. M.E./ M.Tech. or Dual Degree (after Diploma or 10+2)Candidates should have completed Integrated Master’s degree programme or Dual Degree in Engineering or Technology (5 years programme)2026
MBBSDegree holders of M.B.B.S. and those who are in the fifth/ sixth/ seventh semester or higher semester of such programme2025
BSc/ BA/ BComBachelor degree in any branch of Science/Arts/Commerce (3-year programme)2025
Int. M.Sc./ Int. B.S.-M.S.Candidates applying must have completed Integrated M.Sc. or 5 years integrated B.S.-M.S. program2026
Professional Society Examinations* (equivalent to B.E/ B.Tech/ B.Arch.)Candidates need to have completed B.E./ B.Tech./ B.Arch. Equivalent examinations of Professional Societies, recognized by MHRD/UPSC/AICTE (e.g., AMIE by Institution of professional courses Engineers-India, AMICE by the Institute of Civil Engineers-India)NA

Age Limit

There is no age limit for appearing in the GATE 2025 exam. The candidates who want admission for Master's degree of require GATE qualified for any PSU recruitments.

GATE Eligibility Criteria 2025- Click to Check

GATE 2025 Exam Pattern

The GATE 2025 exam will be conducted in online mode (Computer Based Test). A total no. of 65 questions will be asked in the GATE online exam for 100 marks. The total time allotted for this exam is 3 hours. Candidates can check the exam pattern of the Gate exam below.

Mode of exam- Online Computer Based Test (CBT)

Papers- 30 Subjects

Type of Questions- Multiple Choice Questions (MCQ), Multiple Select Questions (MSQ), and Numerical Answer Type (NAT) Questions

Duration of Exam-3 hours.

Maximum marks- 100 marks.

No. of Questions- 65 questions.

Check the Detailed GATE 2025 Exam Pattern from the below table:

Examination ModeComputer Based Test (Online)
Duration3 Hours
Number of Discipline in GATE 202530 Discipline
  • • General Aptitude (GA)+
  • • Candidate Selected Subject
Type of Questions
  • • Multiple Choice Questions (MCQs)
  • • Multiple Select Questions (MSQ)
  • • Numerical Answer Type (NAT) Questions
Design of Questions

The questions are designed to test the listed abilities

  • • Application
  • • Analysis and synthesis
  • • Comprehension
  • • Recall
Number of Questions10 (GA) + 55 (subject) = 65 Questions
Distribution of Questions in all Papers except AR, CY, DA, EY, GG, MA, PH, ST, XH and XL

General Aptitude: 15 Marks + Engineering Mathematics**: 13 Marks + Subject Questions: 72 Marks = Total: 100 Marks

(**XE includes Engineering Mathematics section XE-A of 15 Marks)

Distribution of Questions in AR, CY, EY, GG, MA, PH, ST, XH and XLGeneral Aptitude: 15 Marks + Subject Questions: 85 Marks = Total: 100 Marks
Total Marks100 Marks
Marking SchemeAll of the questions will be worth 1 or 2 marks
Negative Marking

For 1 mark MCQ, 1/3 mark will be deducted for a wrong answer.

For 2 mark MCQ, 2/3 mark will be deducted for a wrong answer.

No negative marking for Incorrect answer(s) to MSQ or NAT questions.

Gate 2025 Marking Scheme

Candidates can check the marking scheme for GATE 2025 below:

Paper CodeGeneral Aptitude (GA) MarksSubject MarksTotal MarksTotal Time (Minutes)
AE, AR, AG, BT, CE, CH, CS, CY, EC, EE, ES, EY, IN, MA, ME, MN, MT, PE, PH, PI, TF, ST, and BM1585100180
GG [Part A + Part B (Section 1 Geology OR Section 2 Geophysics)]1525 + 60100180
XE (Section A + Any TWO Sections)1515 + (2 x 35)100180
XH (Section B1 + Any ONE Section)1525 + (1 x 60)100180
XL (Section P + Any TWO Sections)1525 + (2 x 30)100180

GATE 2025 Syllabus

This year onwards the GATE Exam will have 30 disciplines/ subjects. A candidate can appear only in any one paper of the interested discipline. To ace qualifying marks in the GATE 2025 Exam, you must be aware of the detailed syllabus for your respective subject. Click on the below link go through the detailed GATE 2025 Syllabus and begin with your preparation from now onwards.

GATE Syllabus 2025- Click to Check

Paper Codes for GATE 2025

GATE PaperCodeGATE PaperCode
Aerospace EngineeringAEInstrumentation EngineeringIN
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
Environmental Science & EngineeringESHumanities & Social SciencesXH
Ecology and EvolutionEYLife SciencesXL
Geology and GeophysicsGGNaval Architecture and Marine EngineeringNA
Geomatics EngineeringGE  

GATE 2025 Paper Codes for XE, XH, and XL Papers

GATE Exam Papers and Their Codes
GATE PaperCodeGATE PaperCode
Aerospace EngineeringAEGeology & GeophysicsGG
Agricultural EngineeringAGInstrumentation EngineeringIN
Architecture and PlanningARMathematicsMA
Biomedical EngineeringBMMechanical EngineeringME
BiotechnologyBTMining EngineeringMN
Civil EngineeringCEMetallurgical EngineeringMT
Chemical EngineeringCHNaval Architecture & Marine EngineeringNM
Computer Science & Information TechnologyCSPetroleum EngineeringPE
Data Science & Artificial Intelligence (NEW)DAProduction & Industrial EngineeringPI
Electronics & Communication EngineeringECStatisticsST
Electrical EngineeringEETextile Engineering & Fibre ScienceTF
Environmental Science & EngineeringESEngineering SciencesXE
Ecology and EvolutionEYHumanities & Social SciencesXH
Geomatics EngineeringGELife SciencesXL

GATE 2025 Cut Off Marks

The cut off marks will be released after the GATE 2025 exam will be conducted online mode. Till then the candidates can have a look at the previous year "GATE 2021 Cut Off marks and highest marks"

There are two types of Cut-Off, one is the Qualifying Cut Off and the other is Admission Cut Off which are explained below

GATE Qualifying Cut Off: These are the minimum marks that candidate should score to qualify for the exam. There is subject cut off also. GATE qualifying cut off will be released by the conducting body.

GATE Admission Cut Off: This Cut Off is released by the individual institutes and depend on the number of seats, number of applicants, category of applicants, etc.

GATE Cut off (Previous Year) [All subjects]- Click to Check

The GATE Cut-off for 2021 is given below.

GATE 2021 Cut Off
Paper CodeHighest ScoreHighest Marks (out of 100)Cut-off Marks (out of 100)
GG (Geology)94572.6738.9
GG (Geophysics)100068.6744.8
XH-C1 (Economics)100062.6729.4
XH-C2 (English)98677.6741.7
XH-C3 (Linguistics)100065.6735.3
XH-C4 (Philosophy)10007137.9
XH-C5 (Psychology)100077.3348.5
XH-C6 (Sociology)10006634.3

GATE 2025 Admit Card

The conducting organization will be releasing the GATE Admit Card 2025 soon on its official website. The GATE 2025 exam date will be announced soon, and the admit card will be released on its official website. The candidates will need to enter their enrollment ID and password to download their GATE 2025 Admit card.

GATE 2025 Answer Key

Firstly the provisional answer will be released by the authority on the official website for each exam shift. The candidates will submit their objections to the answer key if any, and the final GATE 2025 Answer key will be released after assessing the objections submitted.

GATE Result 2025                        

The GATE 2025 results are expected to be released on its official website. Candidates can check their results along with the scorecard after the release of the result by the conducting body. These scores will be used by different institutes and PSU for the admission and recruitment process.

GATE 2025 Score Card

 IISc Bangalore will be releasing GATE 2025 scorecards for the candidates who qualify in the written examination after the declaration of GATE results. The GATE 2025 mark sheet will be made available online on the official website (GOAPS) portal. Candidates need to enter their enrollment ID and password to download their GATE scorecard. The GATE 2025 scorecard will contain all the important details including candidates marks, score, all India rank, qualifying marks, etc.

GATE 2025 Exam Centres

The candidates will have to choose an exam centre for GATE 2025 while filling the online application form. Allotment of GATE 2025 exam centres will be done as per preference and availability. There are eight zonal centres under which various cities are listed where the examination will be conducted.

GATE 2025 Exam Centres
ZonesName of the cities
IISc BangaloreAnanthapuramu, Kurnool, Bagalkot, Ballari (Bellary), Belagavi (Belgaum), Bengaluru North, Bengaluru South, Bidar, Chikkamagaluru, Davanagere, Hassan, Hubballi (Hubli), Kalaburagi (Gulbarga), Kolar, Mangaluru, Manipal, Mysuru (Mysore), Shivamogga (Shimoga), Tumakuru, Kannur, Kozhikode, Malappuram, Palakkad, Thrissur, Hyderabad, Port Blair
IISc BombayAhmedabad, Anand, Bhavnagar, Gandhinagar, Mehsana, Rajkot, Surat, Vadodara, Ahmednagar, Akola, Amravati, Aurangabad, Baramati, Dhule, Jalgaon, Kolhapur, Latur, Mumbai, Navi, Mumbai-Thane, Nagpur, Nanded, Panvel-Raigad, Pune, Ratnagiri, Sangamner-Loni-Shirdi, Sangli, Satara, Solapur, Vasai-Palghar, Goa
IIT DelhiFaridabad, Gurugram, Jammu-Samba, Srinagar, Leh, Indore, Ujjain, New Delhi, Ajmer, Bikaner, Jaipur, Jodhpur, Kota, Sikar, Udaipur, Greater NOIDA, Mathura
IIT GuwahatiItanagar, Dibrugarh, Guwahati, Jorhat, Silchar, Tezpur, Muzaffarpur, Patna, Purnea, Dhanbad, Shillong, Aizawl, Dimapur-Kohima, Agartala West, Asansol-Durgapu, Burdwa, Kalyan, Siliguri
IIT KanpurBhopal, Gwalior, Agra, Aligarh, Allahabad, Bareilly, Gorakhpur, Jabalpur, Kanpur, Lucknow, Satna, Varanasi
IIT KharagpurEluru, Kakinada, Rajamahendravaram (Rajahmundry), Srikakulam, Tadepalligudem, Vijayawada, Visakhapatnam, Vizianagaram, Bhilai, Bilaspur, Raipur, Hazaribag, Jamshedpur, Ranchi, Balasore, Berhampur, Bhubaneswar, Cuttack, Rourkela, Sambalpur, Baharampur-Murshidabad, Hooghly, Kharagpur, Kolkata
IIT MadrasChirala, Chittoor, Gudur, Guntur, Nellore, Ongole, Tirupati, Alappuzha, Aluva-Ernakulam, Kollam, Kottayam, Thiruvananthapuram, Puducherry, Chennai South, Chennai West, Coimbatore, Cuddalore, Dindigul, Kanyakumari-Nagercoil, Madurai, Namakkal, Salem, Thanjavur, Thoothukudi, Tiruchirapalli, Tirunelveli, Vellore, Virudhunagar, Karimnagar, Khammam, Kodad, Nizamabad, Suryapet, Warangal
IIT RoorkeeAmbala, Hamirpur, Amritsar, Bathinda, Jalandhar, Mohali-Chandigarh, Patiala, Ghaziabad, Meerut, Moradabad, Muzaffarnagar, NOIDA, Dehradun, Haldwani, Roorkee

Gate 2025 Conducting Body

The exam is jointly conducted by IIT Bombay, IIT Delhi, IIT Guwahati, IIT Kanpur, IIT Kharagpur, IIT Madras, IIT Roorkee, and Indian Institute for Science, Bangalore (IISC Bangalore), on a rotational basis. The following table shows the organizing institutes in various years:

2024IITIISc Bangalore


GATE 2025: FAQs

Ans. The online application date for GATE 2025 Exam will be released along with notification pdf.

Ans. There will be 4 choices in case of MCQ and no choice in the case of NAT.

Ans. There is different Application Fee for different category, check the application fee in the article.

Ans. No, there is no age limit for applying for GATE Exam.

Ans. The scores of GATE 2025 will be valid for 3 years as from the time of scorecard release date.

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