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 GATE Streams 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

1Aerospace EngineeringAE12Geology and GeophysicsGG
2Agricultural EngineeringAG13Instrumentation EngineeringIN
3Architecture and PlanningAR14MathematicsMA
4BiotechnologyBT15Mechanical EngineeringME
5Civil EngineeringCE16Mining EngineeringMN
6Chemical EngineeringCH17Metallurgical EngineeringMT
7Computer Science and Information TechnologyCS18PhysicsPH
8ChemistryCY19Production and Industrial EngineeringPI
9Electronics and Communication EngineeringEC20Textile Engineering and Fibre ScienceTF
10Electrical EngineeringEE21Engineering SciencesXE*
11Ecology and EvolutionEY 22 Life Sciences


XE Paper SectionsCode XL Paper SectionsCode
Engineering Mathematics (Compulsory)AChemistry (Compulsory)H
Fluid MechanicsBBiochemistryI
Materials ScienceCBotanyJ
Solid MechanicsDMicrobiologyK
Polymer Science and EngineeringFFood TechnologyM
Food TechnologyG

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