About GATE Architecture (GATE AR)

About GATE Architecture (GATE AR)
About GATE Architecture (GATE AR)

About GATE

Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering (GATE) is a national level entrance exam conducted for Engineering/Architecture Students. On basis of a valid score in GATE exam you can apply for admission in Various Master’s degree and Ph.D. programs.

Also, Various PSU recruitment are done on the basis of GATE score.

After Qualifying GATE Exam you will be eligible for a Stipend of Rs.12400/- per month (MHRD scholarship) if you enrol in master’s degree program.

GATE conducts 25 papers (till 2020) namely AE, AG, AR, BM, BT, CE, CH, CS,CY, EC, EE, EY, GG, IN, MA, ME, MN, MT, PE, PH, PI, ST, TF, XE, XL. These papers have different eligibility criteria, fulfilling criteria one can chose respective paper and can appear for exam.

 About GATE Architecture (GATE AR)

After B.Arch/B.Plan if you want to go for higher education you need to qualify GATE Architecture exam for taking admission in various reputed institutes such as IIT Kharagpur, IIT Roorkee, NITs and SPAs.

If you get a seat on the basis of GATE score, you will be eligible for Stipend of Rs.12,400/- per month.

Validity of GATE Score

GATE score is valid for 03 YEARS from the date of announcement of the results. And you can use same score card for taking admissions in various institutes across country, also you will be eligible for stipend till its validity.

Eligibility for GATE Architecture

Qualifying Degree: B.Arch (5 Years degree) or B.Plan. (four years)

Applicants in final year of their degree can also apply for the exam.

Age Limit

No age limit for Gate Exam.

Exam Type

ONLINE Computer Based Test (CBT).

Application Fee

For Examination Centres in India

  • General – Rs. 1500/-
  • SC/ST/PwD* category candidates – Rs.750/-
  • Female Candidates – Rs.750/-

For Examination Centres outside India (All Candidates)

  • Addis Ababa, Colombo, Dhaka and Kathmandu – US$50
  • Dubai and Singapore – US$100

*The application fee is NEITHER refundable NOR transferable.

Examination Duration

3 hours

GATE Exam Pattern

 Num. of Ques.Question Num.Marks per Ques.Total Marks
General Aptitude101 to 515
 6 to 10210
Technical551 to 25125
 26 to 55260

Total questions – 65        Total marks – 100

*Technical Section will be consisting of both the multiple-choice question (MCQ) and Numerical Answer Type (NAT) Questions.

Negative Marking for Wrong Answers

1-mark- Multiple-choice question (MCQ)

1/3 mark will be deducted for a wrong answer

2-mark- Multiple-choice question (MCQ)

2/3 mark will be deducted for a wrong answer


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