GATE 2022: Exam Date, Registration, Notification, Fee, Eligibility, Syllabus, Pattern

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What is GATE Exam?

GATE or Graduate Aptitude Test Engineering is a national-level engineering entrance exam that will be conducted by IIT Kharagpur for the Year 2022 session. The authority will release the latest brochure PDF on IIT Kharagpur’s official website. Last time the authority conducted the GATE exam in the Year 2014. With the help of the GATE score, one can get admission in the M.Tech program offered by the prestigious IITs/NITs or do research programs, get a job in a PSU, or go for higher studies in foreign universities. 

Every year, GATE Exam is conducted jointly by either of the IISc Bangalore, IIT Bombay, IIT Guwahati, IIT Kharagpur, IIT Madras, and IIT Roorkee on a rotational basis. For GATE 2022, aspirants can apply for only one of the 27 papers available as options to get admission in IITs, NITs, and other Centrally Funded Technical Institutions (CFTIs) in India. There has been an introduction of a new paper in GATE, which is Biomedical.

GATE 2022 Notification

IIT Kharagpur is the organizing institute for the GATE 2022 exam that will release the official information brochure for all branches of the GATE exam. The notification is expected to be released in July 2022 while the application forms will be available from September 2021. The GATE notification 2022 PDF will have all the details related to the exam such as GATE exam date, registration, fee, exam pattern, eligibility criteria, syllabus, etc.

GATE Official Website – IIT Kharagpur

GATE 2021 was conducted by IIT Bombay. 

For the upcoming GATE exam, which is GATE 2022, check GATE 2022 important dates, exam pattern, admit card download info, application form, fee, registration dates, & eligibility, practice question papers, and free mock test series for GATE 2022 preparation at Engineers Success.

Why Appear in GATE 2022?

  • With the GATE 2022 score, you can get admission in Master of Engineering (M.E.)/Master of Technology (M.Tech) courses and PhD. Programs at various IITs, NITs, IISc, GFTIs, and other reputed Universities.
  • Moreover, GATE scores are also considered by several foreign universities as well such as the  Nanyang Technological University (Singapore), National University of Singapore (Singapore), Technical University of Munich (Germany), and Aachen University (Germany), etc.
  • GATE score can be used to apply for prestigious jobs in PSUs, Central Government, GOI Organizations as well as in the Private Sector.
  • If you pass GATE 2022, you can join a state-level or a national-level university/college for pursuing higher studies like M.Tech through GATE. You will be given a scholarship of Rs. 12,400 for every month until the completion of two years of your course.
  • GATE score remains valid for 3 years for joining an M.Tech. program from the date of release of the GATE result. 
  • For government jobs, your GATE Score will remain valid for the current year. However, the GATE score depends upon the PSUs as well for which you are applying for. 
  • GATE is conducted for 27 subjects and a new subject, Biomedical has been added recently to the list.

What is New in GATE 2022 Exam?

  • Students must note all the changes made in the GATE examination. For reference, check out below the new changes introduced by the authority.
  • Changes in exam pattern: The detailed changes in the exam pattern are mentioned below. A new pattern of questions has been added. A fully Computer Based Test (CBT) will be held for GATE.
  • Changes in the subject syllabus: Students must note all the changes in the GATE syllabus mentioned below.
  • New Paper: Two NEW subject papers are introduced, Environmental Science and Engineering and Humanities and Social Sciences making a total of 27 subjects.
  • Exam Centers: New exam cities have been added. Four new cities are Jhansi (IIT Kanpur), Dhenkanal (IIT Kharagpur), Chandrapur (IIT Bombay), and Muzzaffarnagar (IIT Roorkee). Also, note that Pala (IIT Madras) has been removed.
  • Exam centers in International cities may be removed depending on the travel restrictions.
  • Eligibility criteria are relaxed: Applicants who are currently in the 3rd or higher years of any undergraduate degree program are now eligible to appear for the GATE 2022 examination.
  • Reservation Quota for EWS Candidates: Previous year the Government has announced a 10% reservation quota for Economically Weaker Section (EWS or GEN-EWS) candidates who want to participate in the GATE exams.
  • Thumb Impression: Candidates are no more required to upload their thumb impression while submitting the GATE online application form.
  • Virtual Calculator: Candidates will be given the virtual calculator at the time of the GATE exam. Candidates with Scientific Calculators are not allowed to enter the exam hall.

GATE 2022 Exam Highlights

  • There are two sessions (forenoon and afternoon) each day
  • GATE will be a Fully Computer Based Test (CBT)
  • Two NEW subject papers are introduced; ES (Environmental Science and Engineering) & XH (Humanities and Social Sciences) in Economics / English / Linguistics / Philosophy / Psychology / Sociology
  • The total number of subject papers are 27
  • GATE Syllabus of all subject papers has been revised.
  • Questions in GATE exam will have 3 types of questions- MSQs (Multiple Select Questions), MCQs (Multiple Choice Questions) & NAT (Numerical Answer Type) 
  • The pattern of questions will include some MCQs, while the other questions may include Multiple Select Questions (MSQ) and/or Numerical Answer Type (NAT) questions
  • Eligibility criteria have been relaxed for GATE aspirants
  • There is NO age limit to appear for the GATE exam
  • Your GATE scorecard will remain valid for THREE years from the date of announcement of the GATE result

GATE 2022: Important Dates

All the important GATE 2022 exam dates are mentioned below. You must take note that the given GATE 2022 dates are the tentative dates. 

EventsGATE Important Dates
GATE Notification 2022 Date3rd week of July 2021
GATE Application Form 20222nd week of September 2021
Last Date of GATE Registration1st week of November 2021
Last Date to Apply with Late Fees (Extended)1st week of October 2021
Last Date for Change of Exam City2nd week of November 2021
GATE Admit Card 2022 Download Date2nd week of January 2022
GATE Exam Date 20221st to 2nd week of February 2022
GATE Answer Key 202203rd week of February 2022
GATE Result Date 20223rd week of March 2022

GATE 2022: Exam Schedule

GATE 2022 exam schedule will be communicated later on the official website of GATE 2022 official notification. Below is the exam schedule for the GATE 2022 exam:

Week and DayTime (IST)Activities/Paper
Week 1 & Day 112:00 – 17:00 hrsMiscellaneous Activities *
Week 1 & Day 29:30 – 12:30 hrs(Forenoon Session -FN)CE-1, IN, CY
15:00 – 18:00 hrs(Afternoon Session -AN)CE-2, PH, AR, BM, AE, MN
Week 1 & Day 39:30 – 12:30 hrs(Forenoon Session -FN)EE, GG, AG, EY
15:00 – 18:00 hrs(Afternoon Session -AN)EC, PE, ES, ST, PI
Week 2 & Day 412:00 – 17:00 hrsMiscellaneous Activities *
Week 2 and Day 59:30 – 12:30 hrs(Forenoon Session -FN)CS-1, MA, BT, CH, TF
15:00 – 18:00 hrs(Afternoon Session -AN)CS-2, XE, XL
Week 2 and Day 69:30 – 12:30 hrs(Forenoon Session -FN)ME-1, XH
15:00 – 18:00 hrs(Afternoon Session -AN)ME-2, MT

GATE Exam Conducting Authorities

YearOrganizing Institute
2021IIT Bombay
2020IIT Delhi
2019IIT Madras
2018IIT Guwahati
2017IIT Roorkee
2016IISc Bangalore
2015IIT Kanpur
2014IIT Kharagpur
2013IIT Bombay
2012IIT Delhi
2011IIT Madras
2010IIT Guwahati
2009IIT Roorkee
2008IISc Bangalore
2007IIT Kanpur
2006IIT Kharagpur
2005IIT Bombay
2004IIT Delhi
2003IIT Madras
2002IISc Banglore
2001IIT Kanpur
2000IIT Kharagpur
1999IIT Bombay
1998IIT Delhi
1997IIT Madras
1996IISc Banglore
1995IIT Kanpur

List of GATE Papers with Their Code

Aerospace EngineeringAE
Agricultural EngineeringAG
Architecture and PlanningAR
Biomedical EngineeringBM
Civil EngineeringCE
Chemical EngineeringCH
Computer Science & Information TechnologyCS
Electronics and Communication EngineeringEC
Electrical EngineeringEE
Engineering SciencesXE
Petroleum EngineeringPE
Geology and GeophysicsGG
Instrumentation EngineeringIN
Life SciencesXL
Mechanical EngineeringME
Mining EngineeringMN
Metallurgical EngineeringMT
Production and Industrial EngineeringPI
Textile Engineering & Fibre ScienceTF
Ecology and EvolutionEY
Environmental Science and EngineeringES
Humanities and Social SciencesXH

GATE 2022 Registration (GOAPS)

The GATE online application form is expected to be released in the 2nd week of September 2022. Candidates must note that GATE applications will be accepted online only through GATE 2022 website link GOAPS.

How to Apply Online for GATE 2022?

  • Register through GOAPS
  • Fill up the GATE application form
  • Upload the required documents like photograph and signature
  • Make the payment of GATE 2022 Application Fees
  • Click on the Submit button

Documents Required (Indian Candidates)

  • Your name, your date of birth, your mobile number, parent’s name, parent’s mobile number.
  • Residential Address for Communication with an area PIN code.
  • Degree scanned with a size under 10-300 kb in pdf format (upload only one page of anyone document)
  • For Engineering Degree course completion certificate/provisional certificate/8th Semester mark sheet/7th-semester mark sheet/6th-semester mark sheet/Pre or final year mark sheet in case of integrated degree/AMIE and Completed one section/Provisional Certificate Letter.
  • For Science Degree course completion certificate/provisional certificate/4th Semester mark sheet/3rd-semester mark sheet/2nd-semester mark sheet/1st-year mark sheet/Pre-final year mark sheet in case of integrated degree/Provisional Certificate Letter
  • College address with a PIN code
  • Choice of GATE examination cities
  • Scanned image of the thumb impression of size 2-150 kb in jpeg/jpg
  • Scanned image of your photograph of size 5-200 kb in jpeg/jpg
  • Scanned image of your signature of size 5-150 kb in jpeg/jpg
  • Scanned copy of Category/PwD Certificate (if applicable) in size 10-300 kb in pdf
  • ID Proof: Passport/PAN Card/Voter ID/Aadhaar UID/Driving License/College ID/Employee ID card
  • Bank details for application fees

GATE 2022 Application Fees

Women/SC/ST/PWD₹ 750/-
Male Category (General/OBC)₹ 1500/-
Applicants from Addis Ababa, Dhaka, Colombo & KathmanduUS$ 50
Applicants from Dubai & SingaporeUS$ 100

GATE 2022 Exam City Correction

  • Visit the official site of IIT Bombay
  • Log in by filling in your details i.e. Roll number and password
  • Click on Submit
  • Apply for GATE 2022 Exam City Correction

GATE 2022 Eligibility Criteria

The candidates who possess the following criteria are eligible to appear in GATE. The GATE Eligibility criteria are relaxed.

1. Educational Qualification

To apply for GATE 2022, a candidate must possess either of the mentioned qualification(s). Although the educational qualification has been relaxed for GATE 2022.

The students who are studying in the 3rd or final years of any undergraduate degree are now eligible for the examination. Also, students who have already completed any degree program approved by the government in Engineering, Technology, Architecture, Science,
Commerce or Arts are eligible to appear for the GATE 2022 examination.

  • BE/B. Tech/B. Pharma
  • B.Arch
  • B.Sc (Research)/B.S
  • Professional Society Examination (equivalent to B.E./B. Tech/B. Arch)
  • M.Sc./M.A./MCA or equivalent
  • Integrated M.E/M.Tech (Post – B.Sc)
  • Integrated M.Sc./Integrated B.S-M.S
  • Integrated M.E./M.Tech or Dual Degree (after Diploma or 10+2)

As per the revised GATE eligibility criteria, you need to have a minimum qualification of 10+2+3. This means that the candidates in their final year of Graduation are also eligible to apply for GATE entrance examination.

Candidates who are pursuing or have passed their graduation in either  Engineering, Technology, Architecture, Science, Commerce or Arts in a relevant discipline can apply for the course.

2. Pass Percentage

To apply for GATE 2022, there are no minimum pass percentage criteria defined.

3. Age Limit

There is no age limit defined to apply for the GATE exam.

4. Nationality

You should have Indian nationality to apply for GATE 2022. Candidates belonging to Nepal, Bangladesh, Singapore, Sri Lanka, Ethiopia, and the United Arab Emirates are also eligible for the GATE 2022 exam.

GATE Eligibility Criteria for International Students

Candidates living in Nepal, Bangladesh, Singapore, Sri Lanka, Ethiopia, and the United Arab Emirates are also eligible to apply for GATE 2022. Candidates from these countries must have completed or must be in their final year or in the pre-final year of their bachelor’s degree in engineering and technology or equivalent.

GATE Exam Pattern 2022

The GATE Exam Pattern 2022 is given below. 

  • The GATE Exam comprises both Multiple-choice questions (MCQs) and Numerical Answer Type (NAT) questions.
  • There is a negative marking for the multiple-choice questions while no marks will be deducted for the numerical answer type questions.
Exam Duration3 hours (180 minutes)
Number of Subjects/Papers27
Number of Questions65 No. of Questions of Maximum 100 Marks. General Aptitude: 10 QuestionsEngineering Maths + Core Subjects: 55 Questions
Total Marks100 Marks Engineering Maths: 13 MarksApproximate) General Aptitude: 15 MarksCore Subjects: 72 Marks (Approximate)
Questions TypeMultiple Choice Questions (MCQ)Multiple Select Questions (MSQ)Numerical Answer Type (NAT) Questions
Number of sectionsGATE 2022 question paper will comprise of the following three sections except for AR, CY, GG, EY, XL, PH and MA papers:General Aptitude (GA)Engineering Mathematics (for XL papers it is Chemistry)Subject – Specific section
Marking SchemeFor MCQs carrying 1 mark: 1/3 mark will be deducted for every wrong answer.For MCQs carrying 2 marks:  2/3 mark will be deducted for every incorrect response.No negative marking for Multiple Select Question (MSQ) and Numerical Answer Type (NAT) Questions.

The marks division among the sections has also changed.

SectionNo. of QuestionsMarks
General Aptitude1015
Engineering Mathematics5513
Subject Questions72

Distribution of Marks in papers AR, CY, EY, GG, MA, PH, XH, and XL is different: General Aptitudeis of 15 Marks and Subject Questions of 85 Marks making a total of 100 marks.

Note: 1/3 marks will be deducted for the wrong answers i.e (0.33) marks for 1 mark questions and (0.66) marks will be deducted for questions carrying 2 marks. No mark will be deducted for the wrong answer to NAT questions.

GATE 2022 Syllabus Branch-wise

We have listed down the GATE syllabus PDF for CE, ME, CS, EC, and EE branches. Please note that the GATE Syllabus 2022 of all subject papers has been revised. Students must go through the syllabus in an exhaustive manner before their preparation.

GATE Mechanical EngineeringGATE Mechanical Syllabus 2022
GATE Electrical EngineeringGATE Electrical Syllabus 2022
GATE CSE ExamGATE Computer Science Syllabus 2022
GATE Civil ExamGATE Civil Syllabus 2022
GATE ECE ExamGATE ECE Syllabus 2022

GATE Books

Candidates planning to appear for the GATE 2022 examination must know the best books for GATE through which they can prepare themselves for the GATE 2022 online examination. Thus, we have compiled the list of GATE books for CSE, CE, ME, EE, and ECE along with their authors to make sure that you prepare the best GATE books for GATE 2022.

TopicsGATE Book Name
Heat TransferFundamentals of Engineering Heat and Mass Transfer by R.C. Sachdeva
Machine DesignDesign of Machine Elements by V Bhandari
Engineering MathematicsHigher Engineering Mathematics by B. S. Grewal
Industrial EngineeringIndustrial Engineering and Management by O. P. Khanna
Thermal ScienceEngineering Thermodynamics by P.K. Nag
Engineering MathematicsHigher Engineering Mathematics (Edition 43) byB.S. Grewal
Strength of MaterialsStrength of Materials (Edition 2) byU.C Jindal
Design Of Steel StructuresDesign Of Steel Structures (Edition 3) byS.K Duggal
Highway EngineeringHighway Engineering by S.K.Khanna, C.E.G.Justo
Structural AnalysisBasic Structural Analysis (Edition 3) byC.S.Reddy
Engineering HydrologyEngineering Hydrology (Edition 4) byK Subramanya
Irrigation EngineeringIrrigation Engineering and Hydraulic Structures (Edition 1) by S K Garg
Power ElectronicsPower Electronics (Edition 5) by P.S.Bimbhra
Control SystemsControl Systems Engineering (Edition 5) by I.J.Nagrath, M. Gopal
Electrical MachinesElectrical Machinery (Edition 7) by P. S. Bimbhra
Electromagnetic FieldsEngineering Electromagnetics (Edition 8) by William H Hayt, John A Buck
Computer NetworksComputer Networking: A Top-Down Approach (Edition 6) by James F. Kurose, Keith W. Ross
DatabasesDatabase System Concepts (Edition 6) by Silberschatz, Sudarshan, Korth
AlgorithmsIntroduction to Algorithms (Edition 3) by Thomas H. Cormen, Charles E. Leiserson, Ronald L. Rivest, Clifford Stein
Digital LogicDigital Logic & Computer Design (Edition 1) by M. Morris Mano
Analog CircuitsMicroelectronic Circuits: Theory and Applications (Edition 6) by Adel S. Sedra, Kenneth C. Smith
Signals & SystemsSignals & Systems (Edition 2) by Alan V. Oppenheim, Alan S.Willsky, S.Hamid Nawab
ElectromagneticsPrinciples of Electromagnetics (Edition 4) by Mathew N.O. Sadiku
Control SystemsAutomatic Control Systems (Edition 9) by Benjamin C. Kuo

GATE Admit Card 2022

The GATE organizing authority will issue the GATE 2022 admit card for the applicants 15-20 days prior to the exam date. To download your GATE admit card you need GOAPS Enrollment ID and password. Make sure you carry your admit card at the exam hall, without the admit card the entry to the exam hall is strictly prohibited.

Steps to Download GATE 2022 Admit Card

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

GATE Study Material 2022

Candidates who are preparing for the GATE 2022 exam should check the best study material in order to improve the score in the exam. Check branch-wise study notes:

GATE ME Study Notes
GATE CE Study Material
GATE EE Study Notes
GATE ECE Study Material
GATE CSE Study Material

GATE Question Papers

You can get branch-wise GATE previous year question papers to kick start GATE preparation in the right direction. We’ve combined question papers of the GATE exam in PDF form along with their solution and answer key. You can use them during your GATE 2022 exam preparation.

GATE Paper (Branch)GATE 2019 Question PaperGATE Solution & Answers 2019
Mechanical Engineering (ME)Session 1 Paper & Solution
Session 2 Paper & Solution
Electronics & Communications (EC)Question PaperSolutions
Electrical Engineering (EE)Question PaperSolutions
Computer Science & Engineering (CSE)Question PaperSolutions
Civil Engineering (CE)Session 1 Paper & Solution
Session 2 Paper & Solution

You can check the detailed question papers list for all Branches here.

GATE Mechanical Question Papers
GATE ECE Question Papers
GATE CSE Question Papers
GATE Electrical Question Papers
GATE Civil Question Papers

GATE Mock Test Series

To ace your GATE preparation, Gradeup brings the best online GATE test series for GATE Mechanical, GATE Civil, Electronics, Electrical, & GATE CSE branches. All the test series pack comes with one free mock test. You can perform the online subscription below and start practicing the latest GATE mock test prepared GATE toppers.

GATE Test Series
GATE Mechanical Mock Test
GATE Civil Mock Test Series
GATE ECE Mock Test Series
GATE Electrical Mock Test Series
GATE CSE Mock Test Series

How is the GATE Score calculated?

To calculate the GATE Percentile, follow the below formula:
GATE Percentile=((N-R)/N) X 100


  • N = Total number of students who appeared in the GATE exam (for particular stream)
  • R = Rank obtained by you

GATE Cutoff

Below is the branch-wise GATE 2020 cut off: 

Computer Science Engineering28.525.619.0
Civil Engineering32.929.621.9
Electrical Engineering33.43022.2
Electronics & Communication28.825.919.2
Mechanical Engineering34.030.622.6

You can also go through our article for GATE cut off 2019/2018/2017/2016 here.

GATE Subject Wise Weightage

GATE Subject-Wise Weightage for CSE

GATE Subject Wise Weightage for EC

GATE Subject Wise Weightage for EE

GATE 2022 Result & Score Card

The GATE Result 2022 will be released after the completion of the GATE 2022 exam which will be held in February 2022. To check your result, you need login credentials (Registration No/Email ID). If you qualify for the GATE 2022 exam, you will be able to download your GATE score card from the official GATE website. Please note that the eligibility of your GATE scorecard is Three (3) years from the date of the GATE result.

GATE 2022 Counselling

After qualifying for the GATE 2022 exam, you have to appear for the Group Discussion/Personal Interview. The GATE Counselling is done separately by the participating institutions. Centralized counselling called CCMT (Centralized Counseling for M. Tech/M. Plan) is conducted to get admission in IIT, NIT, and other government institutes. The IITs conduct their own counseling for admission in M.Tech courses. The other state-level universities conduct their own counselling for the admissions.

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