GATE EXAM STREAM

GATE EXAM STREAM

A candidate can apply for only ONE of the 21 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
Sl.NoPaperCodeSl.NoPaperCode
1Aerospace EngineeringAE12Instrumentation EngineeringIN
2Agricultural EngineeringAG13MatdematicsMA
3Architecture and PlanningAR14Mechanical EngineeringME
4BiotechnologyBT15Mining EngineeringMN
5Civil EngineeringCE16Metallurgical EngineeringMT
6Chemical EngineeringCH17PhysicsPH
7Computer Science and Information TechnologyCS18Production and Industrial EngineeringPI
8ChemistryCY19Textile Engineering and Fibre ScienceTF
9Electronics and Communication EngineeringEC20Engineering SciencesXE*
10Electrical EngineeringEE21Life SciencesXL*
11Geology and GeophysicsGG
XE Paper SectionsCodeXL Paper SectionsCode
Engineering Matdematics (Compulsory)AChemistry (Compulsory)H
Fluid MechanicsBBiochemistryI
Materials ScienceCBotanyJ
Solid MechanicsDMicrobiologyK
tdermodynamicsEZoologyL
Polymer Science and EngineeringFFood TechnologyM
Food TechnologyG
* 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.