GATE Streams

GATE Streams

A candidate can apply for only ONE of the 22 papers listed in Table given below. Making a choice of the appropriate paper during GATE application is the responsibility of the candidate. Some guidelines in this respect are suggested below.

The candidate is expected to appear in a paper appropriate to the discipline of his/her qualifying degree. 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.

List of GATE papers and corresponding codes

 

Sl.No

  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
  • 6
  • 7
  • 8
  • 9
  • 10
  • 11
  • 12
  • 13
  • 14
  • 15
  • 16
  • 17
  • 18
  • 19
  • 20
  • 21
  • 22

Paper

  • Aerospace Engineering
  • Agricultural Engineering
  • Architecture and Planning
  • Biotechnology
  • Civil Engineering
  • Chemical Engineering
  • Computer Science and Information Technology
  • Chemistry
  • Electronics and Communication Engineering
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Ecology and Evolution
  • Geology and Geophysics
  • Instrumentation Engineering
  • Mathematics
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Mining Engineering
  • Metallurgical Engineering
  • Physics
  • Production and Industrial Engineering
  • Textile Engineering and Fibre Science
  • Engineering Sciences
  • Life Sciences

Code

  • AE
  • AG
  • AR
  • BT
  • CE
  • CH
  • CS
  • CY
  • EC
  • EE
  • EY
  • GG
  • IN
  • MA
  • ME
  • MN
  • MT
  • PH
  • PI
  • TF
  • XE*
  • XL**

XE Paper Sections

 

Sl.No

  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
  • 6
  • 7
  • 8
  • 9
  • 10
  • 11
  • 12

Paper

  • Engineering Mathematics (Compulsory)
  • Fluid Mechanics
  • Materials Science
  • Solid Mechanics
  • Thermodynamics
  • Polymer Science and Engineering
  • Food Technology
  • Chemistry (Compulsory)
  • Biochemistry
  • Botany
  • Microbiology
  • Zoology
  • Food Technology

Code

  • A
  • B
  • C
  • D
  • E
  • F
  • G
  • H
  • I
  • J
  • K
  • L
  • M

*XE (Engineering Sciences) and **XL (Life Sciences) papers are of general nature and will comprise of Sections listed in the above table.