• Comprehensive teaching of 450 hours
  • Covers all Technical & Non-Technical subjects
  • Compact & Effective study material
  • Regular tests
  • Personal Mentorship by faculty
  • Includes GATE mock test series

Postal Study Course

  • Compact & Effective Study Material
  • Subject wise Presentation of Theory
  • Includes both Technical & Non-Technical subjects as per the latest pattern of GATE
  • Tutorials include good quality questions & previous year questions of GATE
  • Fully solved detailed tutorials and student tasks

Test Series

  • Real time exam experience of GATE
  • Subject wise and full length tests
  • Tests of Latest pattern (MCQs & Numerical Answer Type)
  • Detailed solutions
  • Enables concept building & performance improvement
  • Time management

Non-Technical Subjects

  • 70 hour classroom program
  • Covers Engineering Mathematics, General Aptitude & General English
  • Covers all key concepts & formulae
  • Expert mentorship
  • Practice tests on latest pattern

Interview Guidance Program

  • 15 day exhaustive program
  • Personality Development lectures
  • Mock Interviews by highly experienced panel
  • Includes brushing up Technical and GK & current affairs
  • Resume preparation and body language

Rank Booster Program

  • 80 Hour capsule program
  • Covers all technical & non-technical subjects
  • Compact & Effective study material
  • Includes GATE mock test series
  • Expert mentorship

What is GATE?

  • GATE stands for Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering, an all-India examination of engineers.
  • It is administered and conducted in eight zones across the country by the GATE committee comprising of faculty members from IISc, Bangalore and seven IITs on behalf of the National Coordinating Board, Department of Education, Ministry of Human Resources Development.
  • GATE is the gateway for the admissions to postgraduate programmes like M.E., M.Tech, M.S., PhD in the prestigious Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs), Indian Institute of Science (IISc) and other top notch engineering colleges of India. Students who pursue these courses after getting admission through GATE also avail the financial scholarship given by MHRD, India.
  • Not only this, many Public Sector Undertakings (PSUs) in India directly recruit through GATE for various elite jobs with attractive remuneration.
  • A candidate has an option to appear in any one subject out of the 23 subjects (tabulated below) in GATE examination. However, candidates are expected to appear in a paper appropriate to the discipline of their qualifying degree.


Aerospace Engineering AE Geology and Geophysics GG
Agricultural Engineering AG Instrumentation Engineering IN
Architecture and Planning AR Life Sciences XL
Biotechnology BT Mathematics MA
Civil Engineering CE Mechanical Engineering ME
Chemical Engineering CH Mining Engineering MN
Computer Science & Information Technology CS Metallurgical Engineering MT
Chemistry CY Physics PH
Electronics and Communication Engineering EC Production and Industrial Engineering PI
Electrical Engineering EE Textile Engineering & Fibre Science TF
Engineering Sciences XE Ecology and Evolution EY
Petrolium Engineering PE

Importance of GATE

Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering is mainly conducted to test the comprehensive understanding of various undergraduate subjects in engineering and science.GATE is highly important for engineers because:

  • GATE is the entrance test for engineering students for getting admissions to various Post-Graduate and Doctoral programs in higher education institutes of India (IITs, IISc& other top notch engineering colleges) with financial assistance provided by MHRD, Government of India.
  • Higher salaries are offered for M.Tech/ M.E. candidates.
  • M.E. / M.Tech candidates get good salary packages as faculty positions in private engineering colleges of India.
  • Pursuing Master’s Degree gives great learning and research opportunities.
  • Many Public Sector Undertakings (PSUs) in India such as BHEL, Indian Oil Corporation, NTPC, NHPC, PSPCL etc. use GATE scores to recruit graduate engineers for elite engineering and administrative jobs with good salary packages.
  • Candidates who have good GATE scores can apply for faculty / research positions in educational institutes / R&D centres such as CSIR, CBRI, BARC, CSIO etc. They become eligible to get financial scholarships as Senior Research Fellowship (SRF) or Junior Research Fellowship (JRF). Working in good institutes increase the candidate’s exposure as they get to interact with renowned scientists all over the world.
  • GATE qualified candidates are preferred in many industries and foreign universities. Worldwide reputed universities like NUS and NTU Singapore admit directly through GATE scores in their post graduate programs.

GATE 2020 Eligibility

Qualifying Degree Qualifying Degree/Examination (Descriptive) Description of Eligible Candidate Year of Qualification cannot be later than 2020
B.E./B.Tech./B.Pharm. Bachelor’s degree holders in Engineering/ Technology (4 years after 10+2 or 3 years after Diploma in Engineering/Technology) and those who are in the final year of such programs. Currently in the final year or already completed 2020
B. Arch. Bachelor’s degree holders of Architecture (Five years course) Currently in the final year or already completed 2020
B.Sc. (Research)/B.S. Bachelor’s degree in Science (Post-Diploma/4 years after 10+2) Currently in the 4th year or already completed 2020
M. Sc./M.A./MCA or equivalent Master’s degree in any branch of Science/Mathematics / Statistics / Computer Applications or equivalent Currently in the final year or already completed 2020
Int. M.E/.Tech (Post-B.Sc.) Post-BSc Integrated Master’s degree programs in Engineering / Technology (Four year program) Currently in the 2nd/3rd/4th year or already completed 2022
Int. M.E./M.Tech or Dual Degree(after Diploma or 10+2) Integrated Master’s degree program or Dual Degree program in Engineering / Technology(Five year program) Currently in the 4th/5th completed 2021
Int. M.Sc/Int. B.S.- M.S. Integrated M.Sc. or Five year integrated B.S.- M.S. program Currently in the final year or already completed 2020
Professional Society Examinations (equivalent to B.E./B.Tech. /B.Arch.) B.E./B.Tech./B.Arch. equivalent examinations, of Professional Societies, recognized by MHRD/UPSC/AICTE (e.g., AMIE by Institution of Engineers-India, AMICE by the Institute of Civil Engineers India) Completed section A or equivalent of such professional courses N/A

GATE Cut-Off Marks

GATE Cut-Off Marks

GATE Exam Pattern

Section Question No No. of Questions Marks Per Question Total Marks
General Aptitude 1 to 5 5 1 5
6 to 10 5 2 10
Engineering Mathematics
1 to 25 25 1 25
26 to 55 30 2 60
Total Questions : 65 Total Marks : 100 Total Duration : 3 hours
Technical Section : 70 marks General Aptitude: 15 marks Engineering Mathematics : 15 marks
25 marks to 40 marks will allotted to Numeric Answer Type Questions

GATE 2020 – What's New?

GATE 2020– What’s New?

Chronology of Importance of Subjects

Civil Engineering

  • Structural Engineering
  • Geotechnical Engineering
  • Construction Engineering & Management
  • Transportation Engineering
  • Environmental Engineering
  • Earthquake Engineering
  • Water Resources Engineering
  • Rock Engineering & Underground Structure

Mechanical Engineering

  • Design of Mechanical Equipment or Machine Design
  • Thermal Engineering
  • Manufacturing Science & Engineering
  • Production Engineering
  • Industrial Engineering
  • Material Science & management

Electrical Engineering 

  • Network Theory
  • Analog and Digital Electronics
  • Power Systems
  • Power Electronics
  • Control Systems
  • Signal and System
  • Electrical and Electronic Measurement
  • Electromagnetic Field Theory
  • Electric Machines

Electronics and Communications Engineering 

  • Network Theory
  • Analog and Digital Electronics
  • Electronic Devices & Circuits
  • Power Electronics
  • Control Systems
  • Signal and System
  • Electromagnetics
  • Communications

Computer Science Engineering

  • Programming & Data Structures
  • Algorithms
  • Operating Systems
  • Theory of Computation
  • Digital Logic
  • Computer Architecture and Organization
  • Database Management System
  • Computer Network
  • Compiler Design

Subjectwise Analysis of Previous GATE

Civil Engineering (CE)
Electronics and Communications Engineering (ECE)
Electrical Engineering (EE)
Computer Science Engineering (CSE)
Mechanical Engineering (ME)

Type of Questions : GATE 2020

GATE 2020 would contain questions of two different types in various papers:

(A) Multiple Choice Questions (MCQ) carrying 1 or 2 marks each in all papers andsections. These questions are objective in nature, and each will have a choice of fouranswers, out of which the candidate has to mark the correct answer(s).

(B) Numerical Answer Questions of 1 or 2 marks each in all papers and sections.For these questions the answer is a real number, to be entered by the candidateusing the virtual keypad. No choices will be shown for this type of questions.

Design of Questions

The questions in a paper may be designed to test the following abilities:

(a) Recall: These are based on facts, principles, formulae or laws of the discipline of the paper. The candidate is expected to be able to obtain the answer either from his/her memory of the subject or at most from a one-line computation.

(b) Comprehension: These questions will test the candidate’s understanding of the basics of his/her field, by requiring him/her to draw simple conclusions from fundamental ideas.

(c) Application: In these questions, the candidate is expected to apply his/her knowledge either through computation or by logical reasoning.

(d) Analysis and Synthesis: In these questions, the candidate is presented with data, diagrams, images etc. that require analysis before a question can be answered. A Synthesis question might require the candidate to compare two or more pieces of information. Questions in this category could, for example, involve candidates in recognizing unstated assumptions, or separating useful information from irrelevant information.

CIZ Success Stories : GATE

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——– Vikas Srivastava, AIR 98 in GATE 2015
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——– PRACHI CHAUDHARY, Selected in IIT Bombay, GATE

GATE Reference Books

GATE Reference Books

GATE 2020 Notification

GATE 2020 Notification

GATE 2020 Syllabus

Civil Engineering (CE)
Mechanical Engineering (ME)
Electrical Engineering (EE)
Electronics and Communications Engineering (ECE)
Computer Science Engineering (CSE)

Changes in GATE 2020 Exam

Changes in GATE 2020 Exam

PSUs Recruiting through GATE 2020

PSUs Recruiting through GATE 2020

GATE Previous Papers

CE: Civil Engineering 2013
ME: Mechanical Engineering 2013
CE: Civil Engineering 2014 CE01 CE02
ME: Mechanical Engineering 2014 ME01 ME02 ME03 ME04
CE: Civil Engineering 2015 CE01 CE02
ME: Mechanical Engineering 2015 ME01 ME02 ME03
CE: Civil Engineering 2018 CE-1 CE-2
ME: Mechanical Engineering 2018 ME-1 ME-2
EE: Electrical Engineering 2018 EE
EC: Electronics and Communications Engineering 2018 EC
CS: Computer Science Engineering 2018 CS
CE: Civil Engineering 2019 CE1 CE
ME: Mechanical Engineering 2019 ME1 ME2
EE: Electrical Engineering 2019 EE
EC: Electronics and Communications Engineering 2019 EC
CS: Computer Science Engineering 2019 CS