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.
Table: List of GATE papers and corresponding codes
|1||Aerospace Engineering||AE||12||Geology and Geophysics||GG|
|2||Agricultural Engineering||AG||13||Instrumentation Engineering||IN|
|3||Architecture and Planning||AR||14||Mathematics||MA|
|5||Civil Engineering||CE||16||Mining Engineering||MN|
|6||Chemical Engineering||CH||17||Metallurgical Engineering||MT|
|7||Computer Science and Information Technology||CS||18||Physics||PH|
|8||Chemistry||CY||19||Production and Industrial Engineering||PI|
|9||Electronics and Communication Engineering||EC||20||Textile Engineering and Fibre Science||TF|
|10||Electrical Engineering||EE||21||Engineering Sciences||XE*|
|11||Ecology and Evolution||EY||22||Life Sciences||
|XE Paper Sections||Code||XL Paper Sections||Code|
|Engineering Mathematics (Compulsory)||A||Chemistry (Compulsory)||H|
|Polymer Science and Engineering||F||Food Technology||M|
*XE (Engineering Sciences) and **XL (Life Sciences) papers are of general nature and will comprise of Sections listed in the above table.