GATE 2024 to be only held at centres within India; changes introduced this year

GATE 2024: IISc Bangalore has increased registration fee, number of papers. Know changes in eligibility criteria, exam cities this year.

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Vagisha Kaushik | Aug 5, 2023 - 2:25 p.m. IST
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NEW DELHI: The Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering (GATE) 2024 exam will only be conducted at examination centres within India. The Indian Institute of Science (IISc), Bangalore has withdrawn the international centres. This year, the GATE exam will be conducted for 30 papers. However, there is no change in the exam pattern.

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IISc Bangalore will conduct GATE 2024 on February 3, 4, 10, and 11 and the GATE 2024 registration is likely to begin from August 24. The institute has announced the important dates, exam schedule, eligibility criteria, syllabus, application fee on the official website,

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GATE 2024 exam cities

“GATE 2024 will be conducted only in centres within India. It will not be conducted in centres outside India. Foreign nationals and Indian citizens residing abroad may appear for GATE 2024, by paying the full application fee (Rs. 1800 per test paper), but they must choose examination cities within India. They must make their own arrangements for travel and accommodation to appear for the exam at an assigned centre within India,” IISc said on the official website.

The institute has released a zone-wise list of exam cities and asked candidates to choose three cities from the same zone.

GATE 2024 application fee

This year, IISc Bangalore has distributed the GATE 2024 registration fee into two candidate categories – fees for female reserved category candidates and that for all other candidates. The institute has also increased the application fee.



Fees during extended period

Female (SC, ST, PwD)

Rs 900

Rs 1,400

All other candidates

Rs 1,800

Rs. 2,300

GATE 2024 papers and syllabus

GATE 2024 will be conducted for 30 papers this year. IISc Bangalore has added one new paper on data science and artificial intelligence. Last year, the exam was held for 29 papers only.

GATE 2024 eligibility criteria

As per the GATE 2024 eligibility criteria, “a candidate who is currently studying in the 3rd or higher years of any undergraduate degree program or who has completed any government approved degree program in Engineering/ Technology/ Science/ Architecture/ Humanities is eligible to appear for GATE 2024.” Last year, the eligibility criteria also included commerce subject which has been removed this year.

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