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GATE Economics 2024

GATE means Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering and it is an examination that primarily tests the comprehensive understanding of various undergraduate subjects in Engineering, Technology, Science, Architecture, and Humanities for admission into the Masters Program and Recruitment by some Public Sector Companies or PSUs. The exam is organized and conducted by the GATE Committee which includes faculty members from institutions like IISc and seven other IITs which includes IIT Bombay, IIT Delhi, IIT Guwahati, IIT Kanpur, IIT Kharagpur, IIT Madras, and IIT Roorkee, on behalf of the National Coordination Board (NCB), Department of Higher Education, Ministry of Education (MoE), Government of India. IISc Bengaluru is the Organising Institute for this year's GATE 2024.

GATE 2024 details like exam schedule was released by Indian Institute of Science or popularly known as IISc, Bengaluru on August 17, 2023. This year's GATE exam will be held on February 3, 4, 10, and 11, 2024 and it will have 30 papers. You can find the detailed examination schedule on the official website:

What is the scope or opportunities GATE Economics 2024 ?

All aspirants who qualify in GATE can seek admission to Master’s programs and also direct Doctoral programs in Engineering, Technology, Architecture, Science, and Humanities. All this in institutions supported by Ministry of Education (MoE) and other Government agencies. Students also get possible financial assistance as well while pursuing. Further, similar to CAT, the GATE score is also used by many colleges and universities for admission to their respective postgraduate programs as well. Additionally, several Public Sector Undertakings (PSUs) have also been using GATE score for recruitment.

In case of GAT Economics 2024, IIT Madras is taking admission for its MSc Economics course since 2023.

GATE Economics 2024

Overall, as per 2024 it comprises 30 disciplines or subjects from which aspirants can give exams. In 2021, GATE Economics was started with introduction of two new papers: Humanities and Social Sciences (XH) and Environmental Science & Engineering (ES). XH-C1 is for Economics.

GATE Economics 2024 Official Website

This year GATE 2024 official website :

GATE Economics 2024 Score Validity

The GATE score obtained by the candidates will remain valid for a period of 3 years from the date of announcement of results.

GATE Economics 2024 Test Pattern

This year GATE 2024 will have a total of 30 test papers comprising full papers and sectional papers. Candidates have the option to appear for one or two test papers from the allowed two-paper combinations.

GATE Economics Examination Mode & Duration

The test papers will be in English. Computer Based Test (CBT) [will be conducted at select centers in select cities]. The duration will be 3 Hours OR 180 Minutes.

GATE Economics Exam Sections

General Aptitude (GA) + Candidate's Selected Subjects

GATE Economics Type of Questions

Candidate’s Selected Subject(s)

(a) Multiple Choice Questions (MCQ)

(b) Multiple Select Questions (MSQ) and/or

(c) Numerical Answer Type (NAT) Questions

GATE Economics Marking Scheme

Correct Answer : 1 or 2 Marks based on Section

Incorrect Answer : Refer below

  • For a wrong answer chosen in an MCQ, there will be negative marking.

  • For a 1-mark MCQ, 1/3 mark will be deducted for a wrong answer.

  • For a 2-mark MCQ, 2/3 mark will be deducted for a wrong answer.

  • There is no negative marking for wrong answer(s) to MSQ or NAT questions.

  • There is no partial marking in MSQ

GATE Economics 2024 Past Year Paper

You can visit here for GATE Economics Past Year Papers.

GATE Economics 2024 Contact Details

In case of any query related to admission, the candidates can contact at

080 2293 2644 / 3333

14th August 2023 onward

Monday to Friday (10.00 am to 12.00 noon, 2.00 pm to 5.00 pm)

More details in subsequent blogs

Hope this helps you all and BEST OF LUCK.

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