GATE 2025 Application Form, Exam Date, Syllabus, Eligibility, Pattern

Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering [GATE]

GATE - Graduate Aptitude Test In Engineering

The Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering (GATE) is a national level competitive entrance examination conducted especially for Master of Engineering (ME), Masters in Technology (M-Tech), and some of the direct Ph.D. course admissions in Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs), National Institutes of Technology (NITs), Indian Institutes of Information Technology (IIITs) and other institutes/universities across India. IIT Kanpur conducts the GATE 2025 exam, but usually, the conducting authority is taken by  IIT Delhi, IIT Guwahati, IIT Kanpur, IIT Madras, and the Indian Institute for Science, Bangalore (IISC Bangalore), on a rotational basis on behalf of the National Coordination Board (NCB - GATE).

Many public undertakings also use the marks secured at GATE to recruit qualified candidates for dignified job designations. A total of 27 papers will be conducted as part of the GATE 2025 examination. Here, the candidates can apply for a single paper, which should be based on their qualifying UG or their future admission plans. When using the form of their choice, the candidates must keep in mind the institutions' eligibility criteria where they are seeking admission.

  • IIT Kanpur acts as the conducting committee for GATE 2025 and all the relevant information about the dates, eligibility, further application process, fees, etc., on the authority's official website.   
  • IIT Kanpur has announced their tentative GATE 2025 dates, and the exam will be conducted in the first 2 weeks of February 2025.
  •  The subjects in GATE 2025 have been increased by introducing 2 new subjects, Environmental Science and Engineering (ES) and Humanities and Social Science (XS), making the total number of subjects in GATE 2024 increase to 27.
  • This time, IIT Kanpur has also allowed some relaxations on the eligibility criteria for the students appearing for the exam.  For an added advantage, students applying for GATE 2025 can opt for two subject papers from the given set of subject combinations.
  • IIT Kanpur, the exam conducting authority for GATE 2025, has made the official portal accessible from July 16, 2024, onwards. Candidates can check the write up below to check all the necessary updates related to GATE 2025 in the given write-up table below.

Name of the Examination

Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering 

Exam Conducting Authority

IIT Kanpur

Examination Level

National Level

Examination Mode

Online Mode (Computer Based Test)

Mode of Application


Course offered

Postgraduate Courses

Official Website

GATE 2025 Exam Date

 Entrance Examination The examination authority has announced a schedule for the GATE, a program for engineering admissions. The candidates might note some of the tentative important dates related to this entrance examination. Here are some of the details that the candidates can check about the schedule of GATE 2025, which is mentioned below.

GATE 2025 Events

GATE 2025 Dates

Official website live


Availability of Application form


The Date to apply for GATE 2025 


Last Date to register with (Late fees)


Display of defective applications for rectifications

To be announced

Application form correction date


Last Date for change of Category, Examination City, and Paper (an additional fee will be applicable)


GATE 2025 Exam dates



10-Feb-2025 to 11-Feb-2025

GATE 2025 Eligibility criteria

Candidates preparing to appear for GATE 2025 should be well-versed in that the authorities have made some major changes to the eligibility criteria. Knowing the set standards will help all the candidates know about their abilities before filling out the online application form. The candidates should be aware that once the authority feels that the candidate doesn’t fulfill the criteria, the application may be considered disqualified. 

  • As per the new relaxations announced by IIT Kanpur for the GATE 2025 eligibility criteria, the minimum qualification requirement, which was earlier board exams plus 4 years of UG, is now reduced to a minimum of 3 years (ongoing) for this year, i.e., 3rd-year students are also eligible to take up the exam. 
  • And also, now the candidate can choose 2 subjects or papers from the stated set of subject combinations, whereas previously, candidates were allowed to choose only 1 paper. 
  •  Candidates of any age group can apply for the exam with no age-restrictions.
  • These are the essential criteria for Indian applicants, and foreign applicants need to fulfill some additional required eligibility criteria. 

Eligibility Criteria for B.E., B.Tech., and B.Pharm. Students

The aspirant should have a bachelor’s degree in engineering / technology (currently in their 3rd year  after 10+2 / Diploma in engineering), with the expected year of completion being  2025. 

Eligibility criteria for B.Arch. Students

The student must have a Bachelor’s degree in Architecture (5-year course) / Planning (4-year course) and is considered if currently in the 3rd year or higher or already completed.


Eligibility criteria for International students

NRI candidates must have completed their degree or, in the final year, their bachelor’s degree in engineering and technology.  Aspiring Candidates from places like Bangladesh, Ethiopia, Nepal, Singapore, Sri Lanka, and the United Arab Emirates can apply for GATE. The minimum duration of the UG course should be 3 years.

GATE 2025 Application Form & fees

The candidates need to follow specific steps to apply for GATE 2025. The application and registration process for GATE 2025 involves a set of the following stages: Registration,  GATE Online Application Processing System (GOAPS) Password, getting GOAPS enrollment ID, filling out the Application, uploading scanned Photographs and other Supporting Documents, Online Fees Payment, etc.

Step1: Registration through GOAPS:

  • Visit the official website of GATE.
  • The candidate should Register as a “New User” and continue as mentioned in the given guide. 
  • After the successful registration, the candidate will access GOAPS with the login credentials they have entered, such as name, valid email ID, and mobile number.
  • Later, the candidate can generate their own password after giving all the relevant information.

Setting GOAPS Password:                           

  • While creating the password, the applicants should note that they must complete the password, which cannot be cracked easily.
  • It is advisable that applicants not use their name, date of birth, or easily guessable string of alphabets or numbers that are evident to be used.
  • The candidate should try creating an alpha-numerical password with some special characters, confirming the registration.

GOAPS Enrollment ID:

  • Once the registration is successful, the candidates will receive an e-mail that contains the GOAPS enrollment ID. And this ID is necessary to log in to fill the application form online for GATE 2025.

Step 2: Filling out the GATE 2025 Application Process:

  • The next step is for applicants to fill out the application form for GATE 2025 with all their personal information, including their name, date of birth, and all other academic requirements.
  • For that, the student should click on the 'Start the GATE 2025 Application Process' tab.
  • Personal Details: Name, Date of Birth, Gender, Nationality, Category (if the person has a Disability Status), Country of Permanent Residence, State, ID Proof, Name of Parent/Guardian, Residence of Parent/Guardian, Mobile Number of Parent/Guardian, etc.
  • Eligibility details:  previous education details with the name of the college, address, and details relating to aggregate marks and such.  
    • The candidates should be aware of the  GATE paper and the examination center.

Step 3: Uploading of Scanned Documents:

In this step, candidates should upload their recent photograph, signature, and other documents (if required) digitally according to the exam conducting authorities' needs. 

  • High-quality scanned photograph and signature (JPEG format).
  • Scanned images (JPEG format) of UG certificates and mark sheets (all semesters)
  • Scanned copy of category certificate (if needed) in PDF format.

Step 4: Preview of Application Form:

  • Before proceeding to the final step, i.e., online fee payment, the portal will show the GATE 2025 application form.
  • If any to make, the final changes can be done, and once the candidate clicks on the ‘Confirm and Final Submit’ button, there won’t be any chances to make any changes.
  • All students are suggested to check their given information for any mistakes thoroughly.
  • Lastly, click on “Confirm and Submit.”

Step 5: Payment of Application Fees:

  • The payment of the application fees can be made online, such as with a net banking, debit card, or credit card. 
  • After the payment is made, the candidates will be redirected to the GOAPS website for the final submission of the form. 

Note: The application fee for GATE 2025 differs for Indian candidates and NRI candidates.

GATE 2025 Syllabus & Exam Pattern

Before appearing for the GATE 2025 entrance exam, candidates must be aware of the exam pattern. This might help the candidates know about the details like the mode of examination, marking criteria, section if there is any negative marking, type of questions, the total number of questions and quotes, duration of exam, etc. This will help the candidate have better preparations for the exam.

GATE 2025 is a 3-hour computer-based exam where candidates will have to answer 65 questions carrying 100 marks. A new type of question pattern has been added in GATE 2025, i.e., Multiple Select Question, MSQ. And there is no negative marking for this exam.

GATE 2025 Exam Pattern


Exam Mode


Exam Medium


Types of questions


Number of Questions


Total Marks


Exam Duration

3 Hours

GATE 2025 Syllabus

As stated earlier, IIT Kanpur has newly introduced two subjects, namely, Environmental Science and Engineering (ES) and Humanities and Social Science (XH). The total number of subjects in GATE 2025 has increased from 25 to 27. The GATE 2024 Syllabus will be based on their graduation level for their respective disciplines. 

Mechanical Engineering GATE 2025

Linear Algebra

Numerical Methods


Probability and Statistics

Differential equations

Machine Design

Engineering Mechanics

Mechanics of Materials

Theory of Machines


Civil Engineering GATE 2025

Solid Mechanics

Soil Mechanics

Structural Analysis

Foundation Engineering

Construction Materials and Management

Probability and Statistics

Concrete Structures

Ordinary Differential Equation (ODE)

Steel Structures

Partial Differential Equation (PDE)

Numerical Methods


GATE 2025 Admit Card

The GATE 2025 Admit Card includes all exam-related details and candidate-specific details, like –name of the student, exam date, exam timings, registration number of the student, exam center details, and all the important instructions about the entrance exam. While downloading the GATE 2024 hall ticket, candidates must verify all the details printed on it.

GATE 2025 Admit Card Instructions        

Candidates must follow the necessary instructions before downloading and printing the GATE 2025 admit card/hall ticket. Some of the important points are:

The registration number for GATE 2025 must be clearly mentioned on the admit card.

Candidates must verify all the stated details given on the GATE 2025 admit card.

Candidates’ scanned Photograph and Signature should be clear.

Candidates’ signatures should be tallied both on the day of the exam and on the admit card.

In case a candidate finds any mistakes in his/her admit card, it must be immediately reported to the concerned authority.

Documents Required with GATE 2025 Admit Card

In addition to GATE admit card, the candidate must also carry a valid Photo ID proof to prove your identity, such as: 

  • Passport
  • Driving License
  • PAN Card
  • Voter ID
  • Aadhaar ID

GATE 2025 Results & Score Card

The GATE 2025 results are tentatively expected to be released by March 2024, and the candidates can check their products on the GOAPS website. One important thing that the candidate must remember is that GATE marks and scores are two separate considerations. GATE 2025 marks will be calculated out of 100, while the GATE scores will be extracted out of 1000 after the normalization of the score. Many of the public sectors consider the score secured in GATE for their recruitment purposes.

The GATE 2025 result will be announced on the official portal of GOAPS.

Step 1: the student needs to visit the official portal of GATE 2025 

Step 2: You should click on the “GATE Result” tab displayed on the screen.

Step 3: Enter the admit card details, like the enrollment ID, registration ID, and password.

Step 4: once the verification is done, click on the ‘Submit’ button

Step 5: The result will be displayed on the website; the candidate can verify and download the scorecard.  

GATE 2025 Counselling & Admission

COAP and CCMT carry out the counseling process for GATE 2025. After the results have been declared, the candidates shall apply for counseling, and for that, the candidates will have to pay an individual registration fee.

  • COAP counseling is done when the candidate desires admission to the IITs. The aspiring candidate has to complete the online registration process and fill out the application forms for respective IITs they want to enter. At COAP, students can instantly see their counseling result of seat allotment made in the institute to which they have applied. 
  •  The GATE 2025 CCMT counseling process is conducted to offer admission to candidates willing to do postgraduate programs at NITs and other participating institutes. 

GATE 2025 Cut-Off

Another important aspect for an aspirant to know is about GATE qualifying and Admission cutoffs:

GATE Qualifying Cut Off: The minimum marks that candidates should secure to qualify for the GATE exam might differ for different subject combinations chosen by the candidate. Also, it will vary based on the category of the candidates. The conducting body will update the GATE qualifying cutoff every year.

GATE Admission Cut Off: This is the minimum number of marks needed to get admission to the college. Depending on factors like the number of available seats, the number of applicants, the applicant's category, etc., individual institutes will announce the cut-off. the candidates should validate all these terms and then appear for the entrance exam in the interesting category.

GATE 2025 Participating Colleges

Candidates can go through the list of engineering colleges/institutes that accept GATE scores to evaluate institutes better.

National Institute of Technology, Delhi

Central University of Rajasthan

IIT Bombay

Malaviya National Institute of Technology, Jaipur

IIT Kharagpur

NIT Manipur

Dr. B R Ambedkar National Institute of Technology, Jalandhar

Sant Longowal Institute of Engineering & Technology, Longowal

IIT Madras

ABV-Indian Institute of Information Technology and Management. Gwalior

IIT Roorkee

IIT Kanpur

National Institute of Technology, Karnataka

Indian Institute of Information Technology, Allahabad

Maulana Azad National Institute of Technology, Bhopal

National Institute of Technology, Warangal

List of GATE 2025 examination centres

While filling out the GATE 2025 application form, candidates should select their preferred exam centers for the examination. Each registered candidate will receive an allocation of GATE exam centers based on their preference and the availability of seats. Venue Details of the examination center will be provided on the admit card

GATE 2025 will be held in some of the following zones::

Akola (MH)

Kangra (HP)

Dhule (MH)

Machilipatnam (AP)

Himatnagar (GJ)

Baharampur-Murshidabad (WB)

Ichalkaranji (MH)

Palghar (MH)

Latur (MH)

Hazaribag (JH)