GATE 2020 Exam Date, Syllabus and Preparation Guide
Are you preparing for GATE 2020?
Here is frequently asked questions and you should aware of.
Which IIT is conducting the GATE 2020?
Answer: Every year, the GATE exam is conducted by one of the IITs. This time, IIT Delhi is going to conduct the exam.
Earlier, IIT Delhi has conducted the exam in 1992, 1998, 2004 and 2012.
What is the date for GATE 2020 exam?
Answer: The date is not yet finalized. As per every year, the exam mostly will be conducted in the first week of February.
Eligible Criteria for GATE
Answer: BCA/BSc (three-year graduation degree program) students are not allowed for the GATE exam. Students are eligible after completing MCA.
How to apply for GATE 2020?
Answer: You can apply for the GATE on the IIT Delhi website. The link is not active yet. You can expect the GATE notification to apply for GATE in September.
Note: We will update this post with the link as soon as they will start taking applications for the GATE exam.
What is the syllabus for GATE 2020?
Answer: There is no change in the syllabus and paper pattern from GATE 2019 so far. You can check the syllabus and paper pattern for Computer Science Engineering (CSE, CS and IT).
How to prepare for GATE exam?
Answer: Based on my personal experience and talking with many of the GATE top rankers, I have curated complete self-study plan for GATE 2020. Go through it.
If you are from a Computer Science background, join our GATE CS group on Facebook. It is one of the most active group for GATE preparation where you can ask your questions and clear your doubts.
What are the recommended books for preparing GATE 2020?
Answer: I have listed all the GATE materials and recommended reference books for each subject.
Is GATE compulsory for the Government job?
Answer: Most of the PSU companies are offering the job through the GATE. Based on your GATE rank you will get the call for a face-to-face interview.
If you are preparing the GATE exam to get into the Government job, work hard to secure good rank.
Some PSUs conduct their own exam followed by GATE exam. You have to apply it separately.
If you are from core branches like Civil, Mechanical or Electrical, there will be so many PSUs and job opportunities in the governmenet sector.
What are the best colleges to join after GATE?
Answer: You will get a college admission for a master based on your GATE score/rank. If your categories the institutes and colleges, your preference to the colleges should be in order to IITs, NITs, IIITs/BITs, and then regional state level colleges.
But this is not so straight forward. Some of the top NIT colleges are better than low-rank IITs.
Every year Human Resource Development (HRD) list all the top engineering colleges with rank. Here is the complete guide- how to choose the best engineering college rank-wise.
Admission for NITs is centralized and they offer the colleges based on your rank. There will be no interviews.
To get into the IITs, you will get the call for further rounds based on your rank. Selected candidates have to go through rounds like online test and face-to-face interviews.
To understand the pattern and difficulty level for interviews, check below experience shared by the students.
- IIT Delhi is conducting the exam this time. Earlier they have conducted the exam in 1992, 1998, 2004 and 2012. Go through all the question papers from those years.
- Whether you are preparing for GATE exam first time or repeating, stick with the syllabus. Practice solving questions as much as you can.
- Go through the preparation strategy followed by GATE Top Rankers.
- If you are joining GATE institute for preparation, find out which is the best coaching institute for you.
If you have any question or doubt, feel free to comment. I will reply to you as soon as possible.