GATE 2024 Registration, Exam Dates, Eligibility, Syllabus, Paper Pattern, Subjects

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GATE 2023 Exam- The Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Kharagpur, organising institute, shall conduct the Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering (GATE) in online mode. The authorities will announce the exam date along with the official GATE 2023 notification which will be released tentatively in August.

This year, two new GATE 2023 papers will be added making the total subject papers to be 29. The two subject papers to be added to this year’s GATE exam are- Naval Architecture & Marine Engineering and Geomatics Engineering. The authorities are expected to commence the GATE registration 2022 in September 2021 in online mode. IIT Kharagpur shall conduct the GATE 2023 exam tentatively on the 1st & 2nd Saturday and Sunday of February. Candidates willing for M.Tech admission, other PG courses or PSU recruitment through GATE may find their eligibility for GATE exam 2023.

GATE 2023 Overview – What is GATE exam?

Examination NameGraduate Aptitude Test in Engineering
Commonly Known AsGATE
Conducting InstituteIIT Kharagpur
GATE 2022 WebsiteTo be activated soon
Administered ByJointly by IISc Bangalore and Seven IITs
Purpose of ExaminationQualifying Examination for M.E./ M.Tech/ Ph.D admissions and PSU Recruitment
Application ModeOnline
Mode of ExaminationComputer-Based Mode
Examination Duration180 Minutes (3 Hours)
Frequency of ExaminationAnnual
Total Number of Exam Cities195 (excluding 6 international centres)
Number of GATE Papers29 (Two new Subject papers added)
Number of Questions in Each Paper65
Total Marks of Examination100
Validity of GATE Score/Grade3 Years
Number of Test Takers858,890

GATE 2022 Paper Codes

Architecture and PlanningARAerospace EngineeringAE
Agricultural EngineeringAGBiotechnologyBT
Chemical EngineeringCHCivil EngineeringCE
Computer Science and Information TechnologyCSElectronics and Communication EngineeringEC
Electrical EngineeringEEEcology and EvolutionEY
ChemistryCYGeology and GeophysicsGG
Engineering SciencesXEInstrumentation EngineeringIN
Life SciencesXLMathematicsMA
Metallurgical EngineeringMTMining EngineeringMN
Mechanical EngineeringMEPhysicsPE
Production and Industrial EngineeringPIPetroleum EngineeringPE
StatisticsSTTextile Engineering and Fibre ScienceTF
Biomedical EngineeringBMEnvironmental Science and EngineeringES
Humanities and Social ScienceXHNaval Architecture and Marine Engineering
Geomatics Engineering

GATE 2022 Paper Codes for XE and XL Papers

XE Paper SectionsCodeXL Paper SectionsCode
Engineering Mathematics (Compulsory)AChemistry (Compulsory)P
Fluid MechanicsBBiochemistryQ
Materials ScienceCBotanyR
Solid MechanicsDMicrobiologyS
Polymer Science and EngineeringFFood TechnologyU
Food TechnologyG
Atmospheric and Oceanic SciencesH

GATE Exam Date 2022

IIT Kharagpur shall declare GATE 2022 exam date on the official website. Candidates are advised to check the below-mentioned GATE exam date 2022 to track the events on time.

GATE Exam Date 2022

EventsDates (Tentative)
Release of GATE notification 2022 by IIT KharagpurAugust 2021
GATE 2022 registration commencementSeptember 2021
GATE registration 2022 last dateOctober 2021
Last date for submission of GATE application form (by registered candidates) with additional late fee of Rs. 500October 2021
Last date to intimate candidates about errors in the formOctober 2021
GATE 2022 application form correction dateOctober – November, 2021
Last date to change GATE exam paper, category, and cityNovember, 2021
GATE application correction 2 (Name, DOB, contact, university or degree)November, 2021
Release of GATE mock testNovember, 2021
GATE 2022 admit card release dateJanuary, 2022
GATE Exam Date 2022First and Second Saturday and Sunday of February 2022 (Expected)
Release of GATE response sheetsFebruary, 2022
Availability of GATE 2022 question paperFebruary 2022
GATE answer key release dateFebruary, 2022
Challenging of answer keyMarch, 2022
Release of Final Answer KeyMarch, 2022
GATE result 2022 declaration dateMarch, 2022
Availability of scorecardMarch 2022

GATE 2022 Eligibility Criteria

IIT Kharagpur shall announce the eligibility criteria applicable for candidates appearing for GATE exam 2022. Candidates need to comply with the GATE eligibility requirements for admissions through GATE 2022 as provided below.

  • Nationality – GATE 2022 candidates should be citizens of India. Candidates from other countries can apply for the GATE exam 2022 if they meet the given eligibility criteria.
  • Age – There is no age limit for appearing in the GATE 2022 exam.
  • Academic Qualification – Candidates should have completed or be in their pre-final/ final year of Bachelor degree in Engineering/ Technology (B.E./B.Tech) or Postgraduate (M.Sc) degree in any relevant science subject.

GATE 2022 Qualifying Examination

Qualifying DegreeQualifying Degree/ ExaminationEligible CandidatesQualification Year Not Later Than
B.E./ B.Tech./ B.Pharm.Bachelor degree in Engineering/ Technology (4 years after 10+2 or 3 years after B.Sc./ Diploma in Engineering/ Technology)Currently in the final year or already completed2023
B. Arch.Bachelor degree of Architecture (5 years course)Currently in the final year or already completed2024 (for 5-year program), 2023 (for 4-year program)
B.Sc. (Research)/ B.S.Bachelor degree in Science (Post-Diploma/ 4 years after 10+2)Currently in the fourth year or already completed2023
Pharm. D. (after 10+2)6 year programme, consisting of internship or residency training during sixth yearCurrently in the fourth/ fifth/sixth year or already completed2023
M. Sc.M.A.MCA or equivalentMaster degree in any branch of Science/ Mathematics/ Statistics/ Computer Applications or equivalentCurrently in the final year or already completed2022
Int. M.E./ M.Tech. (Post-B.Sc.)Post-BSc Integrated Master’s degree programs in Engineering/Technology (4 years program)Currently in the second/ third/fourth year or already completed2024
Int. M.E./ M.Tech. or Dual Degree(after Diploma or 10+2)Integrated Master degree program or Dual Degree program in Engineering/ Technology (5 years program)Currently in the fourth/fifth year or already completed2023
Int. M.Sc./ Int. B.S.-M.S.Integrated M.Sc. or 5 years integrated B.S.-M.S. programCurrently in the final year or already completed2022
Professional Society Examinations*(equivalent to B.E./ B.Tech./ B.Arch.)B.E./B.Tech./B.Arch. equivalent examinations of Professional Societies, recognized by MHRD/ UPSC/ AICTE (e.g., AMIE by Institution of Engineers-India, AMICE by the Institute of Civil Engineers-India and so on)Completed Section A or equivalent of such professional coursesNA

GATE 2022 Registration

IIT Kharagpur is expected to release GATE application form 2022 in August. GATE 2022 registration portal shall be activated by IIT Kharagpur in online mode only. Candidates will have to provide their personal, academic and other details while filling the GATE 2022 application form. They will also have to upload their photograph, signature and category certificate (for reserved categories).

GATE Application Fees

CategoryApplication Fee on or before the given due dateApplication Fee During Extended Period
Male Category (General/OBC) and OthersRs. 1500Rs. 2000
SC/ST/PwD and Women (All categories)Rs. 750Rs. 1250
Students choosing Dubai and Singapore as exam centresUS$ 100US$ 120
Students choosing Addis Ababa, Colombo, Dhaka and Kathmandu as exam centresUS$ 50US$ 70

After submission of GATE application form and payment of fee, candidates will also be able to check the status of their application. They will have to login at the COAP portal. The following GATE application status may show up:

  • Received
  • Under Scrutiny
  • Accepted
  • Defect Status
  • Status after Rectification
  • Rejected with Valid Reason

Through this facility, candidates may resolve the shortcomings in order to register properly for GATE 2022.

GATE 2022 Application Form Correction

IIT Kharagpur provides the GATE application form 2022 correction for a certain period of time. Candidates will have to login at GOAPS 2022 portal to make corrections. Registered candidates can use the facility of application form correction to rectify the defects. Candidates will be allowed to make changes in name, DOB, contact, university or degree. Information such as exam paper, city, gender, category, and applicant details will not be open for correction. To access the GATE 2022 application form for correction, login to GOAPS account.

Details to be edited in GATE 2022 Application

  • Name of the candidate
  • Date of Birth
  • Name of Parent/Guardian
  • Country of Residence
  • Parent/Guardian’s Mobile Number
  • Correspondence Address
  • Qualifying Degree Details

GATE 2022 Exam Pattern

IIT Kharagpur shall announce the exam pattern applicable for GATE exam 2022. It defines the mode in which GATE 2022 will be conducted, the number of papers, total questions and much more. Candidates may find the GATE exam pattern 2022 in the table below.

GATE Exam Pattern

Examination ModeComputer Based Test (Online)
Duration3 Hours
Number of Papers in GATE 202229 Papers
SectionGeneral Aptitude (GA)Candidate Selected Subject
Type of QuestionsMultiple Choice Questions (MCQs)Multiple Select Questions (MSQs)Numerical Answer Type (NAT) Questions
Design of QuestionsThe questions are designed to test the listed abilitiesApplicationAnalysisComprehensionRecallSynthesis
Number of Questions65 Questions (including 10 questions from General Aptitude)
Distribution of Questions in all Papers except AR, CY, EY, GG, MA, PH and XLEngineering Mathematics – 13 MarksSubject Questions – 72 MarksGeneral Aptitude – 15 Marks
Distribution of Questions in AR, CY, EY, GG, MA, PH, XH and XLQuestions from Subject Concerned – 85 MarksGeneral Aptitude – 15 Marks
Total Marks100 Marks
Marking SchemeAll of the questions will be worth 1 or 2 marks

GATE 2022 Marking Scheme

Paper CodeGeneral Aptitude (GA) MarksSubject MarksTotal MarksTotal Time
AE, AR, AG, BT, CE, CH, CS, CY, EC, EE, ES, EY, GG, IN, MA, ME, MN, MT, PE, PH, PI, TF, ST and BM.15851003 Hours
GG (Part A + Part B (Section 1 Geology OR Section 2 Geophysics)1525+601003 Hours
XE (Section A + Any Two Sections)1515 + 2 x 351003 Hours
XH (Section B1 + Any Two Sections)1525 + 1 x 601003 Hours
XL (Section P + Any Two Sections)1525 + 2 x 301003 Hours

GATE Syllabus 2022

IIT Kharagpur shall release the syllabus for GATE 2022 in online mode. The GATE syllabus 2022 shall consist of the subjects and topics that candidates will have to study to prepare for the exam. The GATE 2022 syllabus of each paper is different, thus, candidates will have to check according to the discipline that they select. Candidates may note that the General Aptitude section has to be prepared by all as it is compulsory for every GATE 2022 paper.

GATE Mock Test 2022

IIT Kharagpur shall release the mock test of GATE 2022 on the official website. Through the mock test of GATE, the candidates will get familiar with the GATE exam pattern 2022. It is a simulation of the real exam and will help candidates in preparing for the upcoming examination. Authorities release separate mock tests for all the papers conducted by them. GATE 2022 mock test will be 3 hours long and will consist of objective type questions.

GATE Question Papers

The authorities shall release GATE 2022 question paper online on the official after the exam is concluded. However, various coaching institutes will be releasing unofficial GATE question papers on the exam day itself. Candidates appearing for GATE 2022 should refer to the previous year question papers to understand the style of questions asked in the examination. Candidates may find below the previous year GATE question papers for practice.

GATE 2021 Question Papers

GATE Paper NameQuestion Paper
AE: Aerospace EngineeringView
AG: Agricultural EngineeringView
AR: Architecture and PlanningView
BM: Biomedical EngineeringView
BT: BiotechnologyView
CE: Civil EngineeringView (CE-1)View (CE-2)
CH: Chemical EngineeringView
CS: Computer Science and Information TechnologyView (CS-1)View (CS-2)
CY: ChemistryView
EC: Electronics and Communication EngineeringView
EE: Electrical EngineeringView
ES: Environmental Science and EngineeringView
EY: Ecology and EvolutionView
GG: GeologyView
GG: GeophysicsView
IN: Instrumentation EngineeringView
MA: MathematicsView
ME: Mechanical EngineeringView (ME-1)View (ME-2)
MN: Mining EngineeringView
MT: Metallurgical EngineeringView
PE: Petroleum EngineeringView
PH: PhysicsView
PI: Production and Industrial EngineeringView
ST: StatisticsView
TF: Textile Engineering and Fibre ScienceView
XE-A: Engineering MathematicsView
XE-B: Fluid MechanicsView
XE-C: Materials ScienceView
XE-D: Solid MechanicsView
XE-E: ThermodynamicsView
XE-F: Polymer Science and EngineeringView
XE-G: Food TechnologyView
XE-H: Atmospheric and Oceanic SciencesView
XH-C1: Humanities & Social Sciences – EconomicsView
XH-C2: Humanities & Social Sciences – EnglishView
XH-C3: Humanities & Social Sciences – LinguisticsView
XH-C4: Humanities & Social Sciences – PhilosophyView
XH-C5: Humanities & Social Sciences – PsychologyView
XH-C6: Humanities & Social Sciences – SociologyView
XL-P: ChemistryView
XL-Q: BiochemistryView
XL-R: BotanyView
XL-S: MicrobiologyView
XL-T: ZoologyView
XL-U: Food TechnologyView

GATE 2022 Admit Card

IIT Kharagpur shall release GATE admit card 2022 online on the official website. Candidates who register for GATE 2022 exam before last date will be issued admit cards by the authorities. Candidates appearing for the exam will have to carry the GATE admit card 2022 along with a valid photo ID for identification purposes.

How to download the GATE admit card?

  • Visit the GATE 2022 official website.
  • Enter the enrollment number and password
  • Click on GATE Login
  • Click on the GATE admit card download link
  • Admit card will be downloaded in the pdf format
  • Save it and take a print out to be carried while appearing for the exam

GATE 2022 Exam Centres

IIT Kharagpur shall announce the zone wise cities conducting GATE exam 2022. Candidates will have to select the cities in the order of preference while filling the GATE application form 2022 for the centre they wish to appear for the exam.

Exam Cities for GATE 2022

Zonal GATE OfficeList of Examination Cities/Town
IISc BangaloreAnanthapuramu, Angamaly, Bagalkot, Ballari (Bellary), Belagavi (Belgaum), Bengaluru South, Bengaluru North, Bidar, Chikkamagaluru, Davanagere, Hassan, Hubballi (Hubli), Hyderabad, Kalaburagi (Gulbarga), Kannur, Kasaragod, Kolar, Kozhikode, Kurnool, Malappuram, Mangaluru, Manipal, Mysuru (Mysore), Palakkad, Payyanur, Port Blair, Shivamogga (Shimoga), Thrissur, Tumakuru, Vatakara
IIT Bombay (Conducting Authority)Ahmedabad, Ahmednagar, Amravati, Anand, Aurangabad, Baramati, Bhavnagar, Bhuj, Gandhinagar, Goa, Jalgaon, Kolhapur, Mehsana, Mumbai-Thane, Nagpur, Nandad, Nashik, Navi Mumbai, Pune, Rajkot, Ratnagiri, Sangli, Satara, Solapur, Surat, Vadodara, Chandrapur, Akola (MH), Dhule (MH), Himatnagar (GJ), Ichalkaranji (MH), Latur (MH), Palghar (MH), Sangamner-Loni-Shirdi (MH)
IIT DelhiAjmer, Alwar, Bahadurgarh, Bikaner, Faridabad-Palwal, Greater Noida, Gurugram, Hisar, Indore, Jaipur, Jammu-Samba, Jodhpur, Karnal, Kota, Mathura, New Delhi, Rohtak, Sikar, Udaipur, Ujjain, Srinagar
IIT GuwahatiAgartala, Aizawl, Asansol-Durgapur, Bokaro Steel City, Burdwan, Dhanbad, Dibrugarh, Dimapur, Gangtok, Guwahati, Imphal, Itanagar, Jorhat, Kalyani, Muzaffarpur, Patna, Purnea, Shillong, Silchar, Siliguri, Tezpur
IIT KanpurAgra, Aligarh, Allahabad, Bareilly, Bhopal, Gorakhpur, Gwalior, Jabalpur, Kanpur, Lucknow, Varanasi, Jhansi
IIT KharagpurBalasore, Berhampur (Odisha), Bhilai, Bhubaneswar, Bilaspur (CG), Cuttack, Eluru, Hooghly (WB), Jamshedpur, Kakinada (AP), Kharagpur, Kolkata, Raipur, Rajamahendravaram (Rajahmundry), Ranchi, Rourkela, Sambalpur, Srikaulam, Tadepalligudem, Vijayawada, Visakhapatnam, Vizianagaram, Dhenkanal, Baharampur-Murshidabad (WB), Hazaribag (JH), Machilipatnam (AP)
IIT MadrasAlappuzha, Aluva-Ernakulam, Attingal, Chengannur, Chennai-South, Chennai-West, Chirala, Chittoor, Coimbatore, Cuddalore, Dindigul, Gudur, Guntur, Idukki, Kadapa, Kanjirapally, Kanyakumari-Nagercoil, Karimnagar, Khammam, Kollam, Kodad, Kothamangalam, Kottayam, Madurai, Muvattupuzha, Namakkal, Nellore, Ongole, Puducherry (Pondicherry), Salem, Thanjavur, Thiruvananthapuram, Thoothukudi, Tiruchirapalli, Tirunelveli, Tirupati, Vellore, Villupuram, Virudhunagar, Warangal
IIT RoorkeeAmbala, Amritsar, Bathinda, Dehradun, Ghaziabad, Haldwani, Hamirpur-Una (HP), Jalandhar, Kurukshetra, Ludhiana, Meerut, Mohali-Chandigarh, Moradabad, Noida, Panipat, Pathankot, Patiala-Sangrur, Roorkee, Shimla-Solan, Sonepat, Yamunanagar, Muzzafarnagar, Kangra (HP)
Foreign CandidatesAddis Ababa (Ethiopia), Colombo (Sri Lanka), Dhaka (Bangladesh), Dubai (UAE), Kathmandu (Nepal), Singapore

GATE 2022 Answer Key

IIT Kharagpur shall release GATE answer keys online on the official website. First, the provisional GATE 2022 answer key will be released which shall be subject to objections by candidates who appeared in the exam. After considering the candidate challenges, the final GATE answer key will be released by the authorities. IIT Kharagpur shall prepare GATE 2022 results based on the final answer key.

GATE Response Sheet 2022

IIT Kharagpur shall release candidate response sheets for GATE 2022 online on the official website. The GATE response sheet 2022 will be available a few days after the exam is concluded. Candidates will have to log in using their enrolment ID and password for GATE response sheet download. It allows candidates to know their responses in the examination for each question in GATE exam 2022.

GATE Result 2022

The concerned authorities at IIT Kharagpur shall declare GATE 2022 result online on the official website. Candidates will have to login using their enrolment ID/ email and password to access the GATE result 2022. The qualifying GATE cutoff will be mentioned along with the candidate details and marks scored.

How to check GATE 2022 result?

  • Visit the GOAPS portal and log in.
  • To login, enter GATE enrollment ID or email address and password.
  • Click on the ‘result’ tab.
  • GATE 2022 result shall appear on the screen.
  • Candidates may check details and save the GATE result for future reference.

GATE Scorecard 2022

IIT Kharagpur shall release GATE 2022 score cards for qualified candidates after declaration of GATE results. The GATE mark sheet will be available online on the official website (GOAPS) portal. Candidates need to enter their enrollment ID and password for GATE scorecard download. GATE 2022 score card will contain details like candidates marks, score, all India rank, qualifying marks, total number of candidates appeared, etc.

GATE 2022 Toppers

IIT Kharagpur shall announce toppers for GATE exam 2022 who score the highest marks in their respective papers. Candidates may find GATE toppers for the previous year in the table below:

GATE 2021 Toppers List with Marks

Name of the candidatePaper codeGATE scoreMarks out of 100
SAMBIT PARIDAGG(Geology)94572.67
RAJU KUMARGG(Geophysics)100068.67
B VINITHMT92387.67
ARGHYA BANERJEEXH – C1Economics100062.67
SHIVANI KUMARIXH – C2English98677.67
TUSHAR CHATURVEDIXH – C4Philosophy100071
SHIVAM RAJENDRA BOHRAXH – C5Psychology100077.33
MOHD UMAR KHANXH – C5Psychology100077.33
ARUN SARASWATXH – C6Sociology100066

GATE Cutoff 2022

The conducting authorities announce qualifying GATE marks for each paper. It serves as the GATE 2022 cutoff marks which the candidates should have obtained in order to be considered qualified in the exam. Also, the GATE counselling conducting authorities announce the cutoff marks for each participating institute for GATE 2022. The table below contains GATE qualifying marks for the previous session.

GATE 2021 Cutoff

Paper CodeHighest ScoreHighest Marks (outof 100)Cut-off Marks (outof 100)
GG (Geology)94572.6738.9
GG (Geophysics)100068.6744.8
XH-C2 (English)98677.6741.7

GATE 2022 Counselling

The counselling process for GATE exam 2022 will not be conducted by the exam conducting authority, i.e. IIT Kharagpur. GATE COAP and CCMT portals have to be used for counselling purposes. Those candidates who are interested in IIT admissions will be able to use a common portal which is GATE COAP. For NIT admissions, the candidates can register through CCMT.


GATE Common Offer Acceptance Portal (COAP) is a common portal activated for admissions to Indian Institutes of Technology (IIT) only. GATE 2022 qualified candidates interested in IIT admissions to M.Tech have to apply through GATE COAP 2022 portal.

GATE COAP Participating Institutes

S.noInstitution NameS.NoInstitution Name
1IISC Bangalore12IIT Bhilai
2IIT Goa13IIT Roorkee
3IIT Bombay14IIT Delhi
4IIT Bhubaneswar15IIT Jodhpur
5IIT Hyderabad16IIT Indore
6IIT Madras17IIT Guwahati
7IIT Kanpur18IIT Kharagpur
8IIT ISM Dhanbad19IIT Patna
9IIT Palakkad20IIT Mandi
10IIT BHU21IIT Ropar
11IIT Tirupati

CCMT 2022 Counselling

One of the National Institutes of Technology (NITs) conducts the Centralised Counselling for admission in M.Tech/ M.Arch/ M.Plan/ M.Des courses. CCMT counselling is conducted for admissions into NITs, IIITs and other participating institutes.

Top 10 CCMT Participating Institutes

S.noName of the Institution
1National Institute of Technology Tiruchirappalli
2National Institute of Technology Rourkela
3National Institute of Technology Karnataka
4National Institute of Technology Warangal
5National Institute of Technology Calicut
6Visvesvaraya National Institute of Technology
7National Institute of Technology Kurukshetra
8National Institute of Technology Durgapur
9National Institute of Technology Silchar
10Malviya National Institute of Technology Jaipur

PSU Recruitment Through GATE 2022

By qualifying GATE 2022, candidates will be eligible for Public Service Undertakings (PSUs) Recruitment. The PSU Recruitment process consists of an interview or test. Some PSUs also directly recruit on the basis of GATE scores. Candidates must note that the number of PSUs participating in the recruitment process through GATE 2022 are increasing and top companies are also participating recently.

Top PSUs that recruit on the basis of GATE 2022

Name of PSUsLinks
DRDO Recruitment through GATEClick Here
BARC Recruitment through GATEClick Here
IOCL Recruitment through GATEClick Here
GAIL Recruitment through GATEClick Here
Power Grid Recruitment through GATEClick Here
NPCIL Recruitment through GATEClick Here
ONGC Recruitment through GATEClick Here


Ans: GATE stands for Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering.

Ans: The authorities conduct GATE 2022 exam for PG admissions into IITs, NITs, IIITs and other participating institutes. It serves as a screening test.

Ans. GATE 2021 registration process has started early i.e. from September 11, 2020. You need to fill the GATE online form through the official website of GATE Online Application Processing System (GOAPS). After successful payment of application fee, you will be considered registered for the exam.

Ans. There is no limit for a number of GATE attempts. Candidates can appear for the exam as many times as they wish. Moreover from this year, 3rd candidates are also eligible for the exam.  

Ans. Yes. You are eligible to apply for the exam. As per the new eligibility criteria of GATE arts and commerce candidates can also apply for exam. 

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