Can I Choose Any GATE Paper ?


“Can I choose any GATE paper as per my choice ?
For how many GATE papers can I apply ?”

You all must have this kind of questions in your mind. Below article will solve this puzzle of yours. Just take a look.”

There are many candidates who have asked this query many times in different-different ways. We are here listing few of them :
(1) My branch of engineering is Automation and Robotics. This paper is not listed in GATE papers list. What paper I need to choose for GATE 2020 exam ?
(2) I want to change my branch for M. Tech. and/or PSU selection. Can I change ?
(3) I want to apply in two papers for GATE 2020 exam. Can I apply ?

Must Check : GATE 2020 Information Brochure

As per GATE 2020 Information :
A candidate can apply for only ONE of the 25 papers listed in the Gate Information Brochure or GATE website. The choice of the appropriate paper is the responsibility of the candidate. Some guidelines in this respect are suggested below.

(1) The candidate is expected to appear in a paper appropriate to the discipline of his/her qualifying degree.
(2) The candidate is, however, free to choose any paper according to his/her admission plan, keeping in mind the eligibility criteria of the institutions in which he/she wishes to seek admission.

Table – List of GATE Papers and Corresponding Codes

S. No. GATE Papers
1.AE: Aerospace Engineering
2.AG: Agricultural Engineering
3.AR: Architecture and Planning
4.BM: Biomedical Engineering
5.BT: Biotechnology
6.CE: Civil Engineering
7.CH: Chemical Engineering
8.CS: Computer Sc. and Information Technology
9.CY: Chemistry
10.EC: Electronics and Communication Engineering
11.EE: Electrical Engineering
12.EY: Ecology and Evolution
13.GG: Geology and Geophysics
14.IN: Instrumentation Engineering
15.MA: Mathematics
16.ME: Mechanical Engineering
17.MN: Mining Engineering
18.MT: Metallurgical Engineering
19.PE: Petroleum Engineering
20.PH: Physics
21.PI: Production and Industrial Engineering
22.ST: Statistics
23.TF: Textile Engineering and Fibre Science
24.Engineering Sciences
XE-A : Engineering Mathematics
XE-B : Fluid Mechanics
XE-C : Materials Science
XE-D : Solid Mechanics
XE-E : Thermodynamics
XE-F : Polymer Science and Engineering
XE–G : Food Technology
XE–H : Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences
25.Life Sciences
XL–P : Chemistry
XL-Q : Biochemistry
XL-R : Botany
XL–S : Microbiology
XL–T : Zoology
XL–U : Food Technology

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