Gate Papers

Last Updated: 6th September, 2017

There are total 23 gate papers out of which applicants can only appear in one paper. An applicant is free to appear in any paper of his/her choice. However, he/she are advised to choose paper carefully according to employment opportunities and institutes admission criteria. After submission of GATE Application, a candidate will not be allowed to change paper.

GATE will be conducted in the following subjects.

Sl.No Paper Code
1 Aerospace Engineering AE
2 Agricultural Engineering AG
3 Architecture and Planning AR
4 Biotechnology BT
5 Civil Engineering CE
6 Chemical Engineering CH
7 Computer Science and Information Technology CS
8 Chemistry CY
9 Electronics and Communication Engineering EC
10 Electrical Engineering EE
11 Ecology and Evolution EY
12 Geology and Geophysics GG
13 Instrumentation Engineering IN
14 Mathematics MA
15 Mechanical Engineering ME
16 Mining Engineering MN
17 Metallurgical Engineering MT
18 Petroleum Engineering PE
19 Physics PH
20 Production and Industrial Engineering PI
21 Textile Engineering and Fibre Science TF
22 Engineering Sciences XE*
23 Life Sciences XL*

*XE Paper

*XE Paper Sections Code
Engineering Mathematics (Compulsory) A
Any two optional sections
Fluid Mechanics B
Materials Science C
Solid Mechanics D
Thermodynamics E
Polymer Science and Engineering F
Food Technology G
Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences H

**XL Paper

**XL Paper Sections Code
Chemistry (Compulsory) P
Any two optional sections
Biochemistry Q
Botany R
Microbiology S
Zoology T
Food Technology U

* XE (Engineering Sciences) and XL (Life Sciences) papers are of general nature and will comprise of the sections listed in the above table.  See further explanation below.




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