GATE 2024 Documents required image format and size guidelines

GATE 2024: Documents Required; Image Format and Size Guidelines

NEW DELHI: The Indian Institute of Science will end the application process for Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering (GATE 2024) exam on September 29 at The candidates will have to upload their documents in pdf and jpeg or jpg format to register for the GATE 2024.

Candidates will have to fill in the personal information, including name, date of birth, personal mobile number, parents’ name, parents’ mobile number, and other details in the application form. The IISc said the name of the candidate in the application form must be exactly the same as that in the valid photo ID. The candidate will have to produce the original government identity card while appearing for GATE 2024 examination at the centre.

GATE 2024: Documents required

High quality image of candidate’s photograph conforming to the requirements specified in the Information Brochure.

  • High quality image of candidate (3.5 cm width × 4.5 cm height) of 5 KB to 200 KB
  • High quality image of signature (1 cm width x 3.5 cm height) of 5 KB to 200 KB
  • Scanned copy of Category (SC/ST) certificate in pdf format (if applicable).
  • Scanned copy of PwD Certificate in pdf format (if applicable).
  • Scanned copy of Certificate of Dyslexia in pdf format (if applicable).
  • Scanned copy of a valid photo Identity document such as Aadhar card, passport, PAN Card, voter ID and driving license.

The IISc will conduct the computer-based GATE 2024 for 30 papers, which will be for 180 minutes. The GATE 2024 comprises details such as the duration of the exam, type of question, mode of exam, sections, number of papers, distribution of marks, marking scheme, and negative marking. Candidates can check the GATE exam pattern 2024 to prepare well for the exam.

GATE 2024 exam pattern


General Aptitude + Candidates selected paper

Types of Questions

Candidates selected subjects

  • Multiple-choice questions (MCQ)

  • Multiple-select questions (MSQ)

  • Numerical Answer Type (NAT) Questions

Distributions of marks for all papers (Expect AR, CY, DA, EY, GG, MA, PH, ST, XH and XL)

General Aptitude – 15 marksEngineering Mathematics** – 13 marksSubject questions – 72 marks(**XE includes Engineering Mathematics section XE-A of 15 marks

Distributions of marks for paperAR, CY, DA, EY, GG, MA, PH, ST, XH and XL

General Aptitude – 15 marksSubject questions – 85 marks

Total Marks


GATE 2024 will be held for a total of 100 marks. Negative marking will be done only for multiple-choice questions (MCQs). However, no negative marking for MSQ and NAT questions. GATE marking scheme

Marking scheme

Paper will carry 1 mark or 2 marks

Negative marking for MCQs

For 1 mark – ⅓ will be deducted for wrong answerFor 2 marks – ⅔ will be deducted for wrong answers

Negative marking for MSQ and NAT

  • No negative marking for MSQ and NAT questions

  • No partial marking for MSQ

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