GATE 2025 Exam Date | Syllabus | Preparation Guide

GATE 2025 Exam Date | Syllabus | Preparation Guide

Are you preparing for GATE 2025?

Here are frequently asked questions by the students. You should be aware of them.

What is the GATE exam?

The Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering (GATE) is an examination conducted jointly by the Indian Institute of Science (IISc) and seven Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs) on behalf of the National Coordination Board (NCB)-GATE, Department of Higher Education, Ministry of Education, Government of India.

GATE is considered one of the most prestigious competitive exams in India.

What is the purpose of the GATE exam?

The primary purpose of the GATE exam is to evaluate the comprehensive understanding of various undergraduate subjects in engineering and science.

GATE scores are used for admissions to postgraduate programs (Master’s and Doctoral) in prestigious institutes across India, including IISc and IITs.

Additionally, GATE scores are also used by some public sector undertakings (PSUs) for recruitment purposes.

Which IIT is conducting the GATE 2025?

Answer: Every year, the GATE exam is conducted by one of the IITs. In 2025, IIT Roorkee is going to conduct the exam.

In 2021, IIT Bombay conducted the exam. In 2022, IIT Kharagpur conducted the GATE exam. In 2023, the GATE exam was conducted by IIT Kanpur. In 2024, IISc Bangalore conducted the exam.

What is the date for the GATE 2025 exam?


Registration date Not announced yet
Admit card available Not announced yet
Exam date First and second week of February 2025
Result date Not announced yet

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 2025?

Answer: You can apply for the GATE on the IISc Bangalore official website. The link is not active yet. You can expect the GATE notification to apply for GATE in September.

What is the syllabus for GATE 2025?

Answer: There has been 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 the GATE exam?

Answer: Based on my personal experience and talking with many of the GATE top rankers, I have curated a complete self-study plan for GATE 2025. 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 groups for GATE preparation where you can ask your questions and clear your doubts.

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 jobs through the GATE. Based on your GATE rank you will get the call for a face-to-face interview.

If you are preparing for the GATE exam to get into a Government job, work hard to secure a good rank.

Some PSUs conduct their exam followed by the 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 government sector.

What are the best colleges to join after GATE?

Answer: You will get college admission for a master’s based on your GATE score/rank.  If you categorize the institutes and colleges, your preference for the colleges should be to IITs, NITs, IIITs/BITs, and then regional state-level colleges.

But this is not so straightforward. Some of the top NIT colleges are better than low-rank IITs.

Every year Human Resource Development (HRD) lists all the top engineering colleges with rank. Here is the complete guide on 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 tests and face-to-face interviews.

To understand the pattern and difficulty level for interviews, check below the experience shared by the students.

Important Tips:

If you have any questions or doubts, feel free to comment. I will reply to you as soon as possible.

Best Wishes!


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