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

Sl.No Paper Code Sl.No Paper Code
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
4 Biotechnology BT 15 Mechanical Engineering ME
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
Fluid Mechanics B Biochemistry I
Materials Science C Botany J
Solid Mechanics D Microbiology K
Thermodynamics E Zoology L
Polymer Science and Engineering F Food Technology M
Food Technology G

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

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