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GATE CS 2020

Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering (GATE) is a national level exam conducted annually by IISc Bangalore and 7 IITs (Bombay, Delhi, Madras, Kanpur, Kharagpur, Guwahati and Roorkee) on a rotational basis and this year will be supervised by IIT Delhi for admission to M.Tech/ Ph.D. and other Government Scholarships in the area of engineering and technology.

The GATE 2020 exam will be conducted in February 2020. GATE exam also leads to recruitment in Public Sector Undertakings (PSUs), Group A level posts in Central Government and some other Government of India Organizations.


GATE CS 2020 Highlights



Exam Name

Graduate Aptitude Test In Engineering

Commonly Known As


Conducting Body

IIT Delhi

Examination Level

National Level


Vacancy Based



Exam Mode

Computer based test (CBT)

Mode of Application



GATE CS 2020 Important Dates



Online Registration/Application Form

September 2019

Online Fee Payment

October 2020

Last Date of Registration/Application Form Filling

October 2020

GATE CS 2020 Admit Card

January 2020

GATE CS 2020 Exam Date

February 2020

Declaration of GATE CS 2020 Result

March 2020

Release of GATE 2020 Counselling

March 2020 onwards


GATE CS 2020 Eligibility Criteria


Eligibility Conditions


Indian Citizens

Candidates residents of Bangladesh, Nepal, Sri Lanka, Singapore, Ethiopia and the United Arab Emirates (U.A.E)

Academic Qualification

Bachelor’s degree in any engineering or science stream from any recognized University/Board

Postgraduate in any branch of Mathematics/Computer Applications/Science/Statistics or equivalent degree.

Age Limit

There are no stipulated age limit criteria defined for this exam.


GATE CS 2020 Application Form

The Online Application form for GATE CS 2020 will be available in between February and March 2020. 

Aspirants can fill the GATE application form which will be available on their official website GOAPS (Gate Online Application Processing System). An aspirant has to follow the mentioned steps for the completion of the procedure :

Register and create an aspirant’s login on the official website by providing the details such as email-id, phone number and create a password to register.

Fill  up the application form and upload the necessary documents such as scanned photograph and signature in JPEG format.

Aspirants must pay the application fee as mentioned either in the online mode such as Debit/Credit Cards or offline mode through E-challan.

The application fee for female, SC/ST candidates is Rs. 750 while Rs. 1500 for other candidates. 


GATE 2020 Admit Card

GATE CS 2020 Admit card is the only the document that will allow the entry of the candidates to the examination center. GATE CS Admit Card will be released online on the official website in January 2020. Candidates will also be notified about the release of admit card through Email or SMS. Candidates need to open the link and download their admit card by entering the login credentials. Check and ensure all the details mentioned on the admit card are correct.


GATE CS 2020 Exam Pattern

GATE CS 2020 Exam is a computer based examination (CBT). The exam will be conducted in February 2020.

The exam consists of Multiple Choice and Numerical Answer Type questions which candidates need to answer in the total duration of 3 hours. The medium of exam is only English. Marking scheme is framed as 1 mark for each correct answer and 1/3 marks deducted for each incorrect answer.

Subject wise distribution of exam pattern:

Number of Sections

3 which comprises of General Aptitude, Engineering Mathematics and Subject Specification Section

Number of Questions


Total Marks


Type of Questions

MCQs (Multiple Choice Questions) and NAT (Numerical Answer Type)

Marking Scheme

1 each mark for the correct answer

1/3 marks would be deducted for every incorrect answer


GATE CS 2020 Recommended Books

·         Discrete Mathematics and Its Applications by Kenneth Rosen

·         Advanced Engineering Mathematics by Erwin Kreyszig

·         Digital Design by Morris Mano

·         Digital Electronics by S. Salivahanan & S. Arivazhagan

·         Computer Architecture – A Quantitative Approach by Hennessy and Patterson

·         Computer Organization and Embedded systems by Carl Hamacher

·         The C Programming language by Dennis Richie

·         Classic Data Structures by Debasis Samanta

·         Introduction to Algorithms by Cormen

·         Data Structures & Algorithms by R.S. Salaria

·         An Introduction to Formal Languages and Automata by Peter Linz

·         NPTEL lectures by Kamala Krithivasan

·         Compilers: Principles, Techniques and Tools by Aho & Ullman

·         Compiler Design in C by Allen I Holub

·         Operating System Concepts by Galvin

·         Operating Systems by Stallings

·         Database System Concepts by Henry. F. Korth

·         Normalization and indexing by Shamkant B. Navathe

·         Computer Networks

·         Data Communications and Networking by Kurose & Ross and Behrouz A. Forouzan

·         Computer Networks by Peterson & Davie

·         Operating system Concepts (Edition 8) by Silberschatz, Sudarshan, Korth


GATE CS 2020 Result

GATE CS 2020 result will be released and can be checked through GOAPS, their official website by log in using their login credentials such as registration number, Email ID and password. Candidates who qualify the GATE exam will only download their scorecard which is valid for three years from March 2020.


GATE CS 2020 Cut-off

GATE Cutoff is the minimum marks that a candidate must obtain to qualify the GATE exam.

The cutoff for GATE exam is announced stream-wise and alter according to the candidate’s division.

Seize the fact that GATE Cutoff for PSUs will be unlike in nature and will be released independently for each GATE Participating PSU.

Based on this cutoff, GATE Participating Institutes will publish their merit list for M.E./ M.Tech. admissions in 2019.

GATE qualified candidates will also be eligible for Government offered scholarships, stipends and allowances.

GATE CS 2020 expected cutoff category-wise as mentioned below:










GATE CS 2020 Counselling

Admission in IITs is completed through COAP (Common offer Acceptance Portal) while in NITs, it is through CCMT. Candidate has to apply to the COAP or CCMT based on the college for which admission is desired and also enrolled in the respective institute in order to be considered for admission. The result of seat allotment is announced on CCMT and COAP portal. Various IITs may also conduct a written test or interview according to the department they are applying to.

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