GATE Exam 2025 – Notification, Exam Date, Registration, Syllabus, Exam Pattern etc

GATE Exam 2025: The GATE Exam 2025 application portal at IIT Roorkee is expected to open at the end of August 2024. Eligible candidates who meet the GATE Exam 2025 criteria will get the opportunity to apply online. The last date to submit GATE 2025 registration form is expected to be in October. Individuals who have completed their graduation or are in the final year of a qualifying degree will be eligible to take the GATE examination in 2025.

GATE Exam 2025

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To achieve success in GATE examination candidates need to prepare a well-structured strategy. The choice of subject for preparation significantly influences GATE preparation. It is important for candidates to thoroughly assess the suggested guidelines to refine their examination strategy. To prepare an effective GATE study plan, candidates should have a comprehensive understanding of the exam pattern and syllabus, have access to reliable study material and seek guidance from experienced professionals.

GATE Exam 2025

GATE Exam 2025 entrance exam will be conducted across various cities in India and will consist of two question formats: Multiple Choice Questions (MCQs) and Numerical Answer Type Questions (NAT) within 3 hours duration. To perform exceptionally well in this examination, candidates are advised to start their preparation early and prepare a comprehensive study schedule covering the entire syllabus. Additionally, it is necessary to practice previous years question papers, mock tests and practice exams to identify weaknesses and assess the preparation level. It is essential for students aiming to score high marks in the GATE 2025 examination to be familiar with the requirements of the examination.

GATE Exam 2025 Highlights

Exam Name GATE
Full-Form Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering
Exam Types PG Level
Exam Level National Level
Courses Offered Engineering and Technology
Conducting Body (IITK) Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur
Application Mode Online
Exam Mode Online (Fully Computer Based Test)
Exam Date 2nd week of February 2025
Exam Duration 03 Hours
Sections General Aptitude (GA) + Candidate’s Selected Subject
Official website

Tel: 0512-2596962, 0512-2596963
Email Id: gate @
Two NEW subject papers are Added   ES (Environmental Science and Engineering)
XH (Humanities and Social Sciences) in Economics / English / Philosophy / Psychology / Linguistics / Sociology.
Total number of subject papers 27
All Test Papers of GATE 2021 Multiple Choice Questions (MCQ),
Multiple Select Questions (MSQ),
Numerical Answer Type (NAT).
ONE or TWO subject papers allowed Two paper combinations have to be selected from the given list of combinations of papers.
Eligibility Criteria Relaxation 
A candidate who is currently studying in the third or higher year of any undergraduate degree program or has already completed any degree program approved by the Government in Engineering / Architecture / Science / Technology / Commerce / Arts.
AGE Limit There is no age limit to appear for GATE 2025 examination

GATE 2025 Exam Dates

To qualify for GATE 2025 with proper preparation, candidates should keep an eye on the upcoming important events. Check the table given below for better understanding.

GATE 2025 Important Dates (Tentative)



GATE Online Application Processing System (GOAPS)

August 2024

Closing date of registration with late fee

October 2024

Last date for regular online registration/application process (without late fees)

October 2024

Last date of extended online registration/application process (with late fees)

October 2024

Modifications in GATE 2025 Application

November 2024

GATE Admit cards release for download

January 2025

GATE 2025 Examinations

February 2025

Candidate’s response available in Application portal

February 2025

Answer keys release date

February 2025

Submission of Challenges by Candidates on Answer Key

February 2025

Announcement of Results for GATE 2025

March 2025

Availability of Score Card for download by candidates

March 2025

GATE 2025 Eligibility Criteria 

Eligibility criteria is very important information which every candidate should check before applying for the examination. The conducting authority determines the eligibility criteria for each candidate.

All candidates are advised not to miss any point regarding eligibility criteria. GATE Exam 2025 eligibility criteria is given below:


To apply for GATE 2025 the candidate must be of Indian nationality. Candidates from other countries like Nepal, Bangladesh, Singapore, Sri Lanka, Ethiopia and United Arab Emirates are also eligible for the GATE exam.

Educational Qualification 

Students who have already completed any government approved degree program in engineering, technology, architecture, science, commerce or arts are eligible to appear for the GATE 2025 examination. Along with this, students who are still studying in the third year or final year of any undergraduate course can also apply for GATE examination.

  • BE/B. Tech/B. Pharma
  • B.Arch
  • B.Sc (Research)/B.S
  • Professional Society Exam (equivalent to B.E./B.Tech/B.Arch)
  • M.Sc./M.A./MCA or equivalent
  • Integrated M.E/M.Tech (Post – B.Sc)
  • Integrated M.Sc./Integrated B.S-M.S
  • Integrated M.E./M.Tech or Dual Degree (after Diploma or 10+2)
  • The minimum qualification is 10+2=3.

Age Limit 

There is no age limit to apply for GATE 2025 examination.

Qualifying marks 

There are no prescribed qualifying marks for GATE 2025.

Eligibility for International Candidates

Candidates residing in countries like Nepal, Bangladesh, Singapore, Sri Lanka, Ethiopia and United Arab Emirates are eligible to apply for GATE. All candidates from these countries must have completed their graduation or be in their final year or pre-final year of their bachelor’s degree in Engineering and Technology or equivalent.

GATE 2025 Application Form 

Application form is a very important step for any examination. The application form for GATE Exam 2025 will be made available only on the official website. GATE 2025 exam registration will commence in the fourth week of August 2024.

The application process is a very important step therefore candidates are advised to read all the instructions carefully. All other details regarding application form are given below:

  • Application form will be released online only on official website.

GATE 2024 Notification

  • Starting date for online submission of application form is from the fourth week of August 2024.
  • The last date to submit the application form will be the second week of October 2024.

IOCL GATE Recruitment 2023

  • No candidate can fill more than one application form.
  • Candidates have to upload all their prescribed documents carefully.
  • Fill your details very carefully to avoid any mistake and cancellation.
  • Fill your details like name, date of birth and address very carefully to avoid cancellation.
  • Upload all your necessary documents very carefully and they should be in the prescribed format mentioned in the instructions.
  • Remember to note your registration number, user ID and password.
  • After filling all the details the candidates should take printout of the application form.
  • Candidates need not send any hard copy.

Steps to fill application form are given below:

  • Visit the official site and get yourself registered.
  • Once your registration is complete, you will be required to open a window for your GATE login.
  • Now fill GATE Application Form.
  • Upload all the necessary documents like photograph and signature.
  • Pay the GATE Exam Fee Before Submitting.
  • Then, click on Submit button.

GATE 2025 Application Fee

Application Fee is an important step after filling the application form. The exam conducting authority decides the application fee for all the candidates appearing for the exam. All candidates must pay the application fee before submitting the application form.

You can take a look at the application fees for GATE Exam 2025 given below:

Category On or before the Last Date During the Extended period 
For Examination Centres in India
Female candidates ₹ 750/- ₹ 1250/-
SC/ST/PwD* category candidates ₹ 750/- ₹ 1250/-
All other candidates ₹ 1500/- ₹ 2000/-
For Examination Centres outside India (All Candidates)
Addis Ababa, Colombo, Dhaka, and Kathmandu US$ 50/- US$ 70/-
Dubai and Singapore US$ 100/- US$ 120/-

GATE 2025 Exam Pattern 

The exam pattern is another set of information that is important. Every candidate is advised to check the exam pattern to get an idea before starting the preparation for the exam. The examination pattern of GATE 2025 is given below:

  • Mode of Examination: Online
  • Duration of Exam: 3 hours
  • Marking scheme: You get 1 mark for each right answer
  • Negative Marking: No marks will be deducted for wrong answers in numerical type questions and negative marks will be deducted in MCQ questions.
  • Question types: MCQs & Numerical Answer Type (NAT)
  • Total Questions: 65
  • Sections: 2 sections

The marking scheme for the GATE Exam 2025 is given below:

  • 1 mark MCQs: 1/3 mark will be deducted for each wrong answer.
  • MCQs carrying 2 marks: 2/3 marks will be deducted for each wrong answer.
  • There is no negative marking in Multiple Choice Questions (MSQ) and Numeric Answer Type (NAT) questions.
  • 1/3rd marks will be deducted for wrong answers, i.e. 0.33 marks for 1 mark questions and 0.66 marks for 2 mark questions.
  • No marks will be deducted for incorrect answers to NAT questions.

Gate 2025 Syllabus

Syllabus is the most important information about the examination. The result of every candidate depends on how well he/she has prepared the syllabus. As soon as you find the syllabus, you should start planning and preparing.

GATE 2025 syllabus topic wise is given below:

GATE Mechanical Syllabus 

General Aptitude Section 

Subject Topic
Verbal Aptitude
  • Basic English grammar like tenses, articles, adjectives, prepositions, conjunctions, verb-noun agreement, and other parts of speech.
  • Basic vocabulary like words, idioms and phrases in context
  • Reading and comprehension
  • Narrative sequencing
Quantitative Aptitude 
  • Data interpretation including data graphs (bar graphs, pie charts, and other graphs representing data), 2- and 3-dimensional plots, maps, and tables
  • Numerical calculations and estimation including ratios, percentages, powers, exponentials and logarithms, permutations and combinations, and series
  • Mensuration and Geometry Elementary Data and Probability
Analytical Aptitude  Reasoning: Deduction and Induction Analogy Numerical Relations and Logic
Spatial Aptitude  Transformation of shapes like translation, rotation, scaling, mirroring, assembling and grouping, paper folding, cutting and patterns in 2 and 3 dimensions.

Applied Mechanics and Design 

  • Free-body diagrams and Equilibrium
  • Trusses and frames
  • Virtual work
  • Impulse and Momentum (Linear and Angular) and Energy Formulations, Collisions
  • Kinetics and kinetics of particles and rigid bodies in plane motion

Engineering Mathematics 

  • Probability and Statistics: This section of the GATE Mechanical syllabus includes some definitions and theorems which are definitions of probability, sampling theorem, conditional probability, mean, median, mode and standard deviation, random variables, binomial, Poisson and normal distribution.

Numerical Methods: This part of GATE Mechanical syllabus covers the following topics:

  • Numerical Solutions of Linear and Non-Linear Algebraic Equations
  • Integration by Trapezoidal and Simpson’s Rules
  • Single and Multi-Step Methods for Differential Equations.
  • Linear algebra includes matrix algebra, systems of linear equations and eigenvalues and eigenvectors. Calculus: This section of the Engineering Mathematics syllabus includes the following topics: functions of a single variable, limits, continuity, variation, mean value theorem, indefinite forms, evaluation of definite and improper integrals, double and triple integrals, partial derivatives, total derivatives, etc.

Differential Equations: This section of Engineering Mathematics includes some topics which are given below:

  • First-order equations (linear and nonlinear)
  • High-order linear differential equations with constant coefficients
  • Euler-Cauchy equation
  • Initial and boundary value problems
  • Laplace transforms
  • Solutions of heat, wave, and Laplace’s equations

GATE Computer Science Syllabus 

GATE Computer Science syllabus is divided into 10 sections below:

  • Section 1: General Aptitude
  • Section 2: Engineering Mathematics
  • Section 3: Digital Logic
  • Section 4: Computer Organisation and Architecture
  • Section 5: Programming and Data Structures
  • Section 6: Algorithms
  • Section 7: Theory of Computation
  • Section 8: Compiler Design
  • Section 9: Operating System
  • Section 10: Databases
  • Section 11: Computer Networks

GATE Electrical Syllabus 

GATE Electrical syllabus is divided into 11 sections as below:

  • General Aptitude
  • Engineering Mathematics
  • Electrical Circuits,
  • Electromagnetic Fields,
  • Signals and Systems,
  • Electrical Machines,
  • Power Systems,
  • Control Systems,
  • Electrical and Electronic Measurements,
  • Analog and Digital Electronics and
  • Power Electronics.

GATE 2025 Civil Syllabus 

  • General Aptitude
  • Engineering Mathematics
  • Structural Engineering
  • Geotechnical Engineering
  • Water Resources Engineering
  • Environmental Engineering
  • Transportation Engineering
  • Geomatics Engineering

GATE Exam 2025 Preparation Tips 

Before you start preparing for the GATE 2025 exam, make sure you read the preparation tips so that you know what are the best ways in which you can prepare for the exam and give your the best to score very well . Preparation tips for GATE 2025 exam are given below:

  • Prepare for the exam as soon as you get the syllabus and dates so that you do not waste time as time is precious.
  • Plan your time accordingly, you can even make a timetable so that you don’t miss any subject.
  • Start preparation on time so that you do not feel burdened before the examination.
  • Revision is very important to achieve success in any examination.
  • Revise thoroughly at least once before the exam as this will help you better understand what you have learned.
  • You can also make your own notes while studying for the examination for better understanding.
  • Read the syllabus carefully to get the idea and not miss any point of the syllabus.
  • Give your best and have confidence in yourself.

FAQs (GATE Exam 2025)

Can I qualify GATE exam after only one year of preparation?

Yes, it is possible if you are really committed and inspired. With proper planning, systematic preparation, time management and support from a guru, you can succeed. You should maintain your motivation all the time.

Which institute will organize GATE 2025?

IIT Roorkee will be the pilot institute for 2025.

How long is GATE Exam 2025?

The examination is scheduled for 3 hours duration.

When can I download my admission card?

The authority will release the admit card possibly in January 2025.

Does GATE Scorecard have any validity?

Yes, the GATE Exam scorecard will be valid for 3 years.


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