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GATE 2023: Exam Date, Registration, Notification, Fee, Eligibility, Syllabus, Pattern

    GATE 2023: 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 2023 session. The authority will release the latest brochure PDF on IIT Kharagpur’s official website. The 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. GATE 2023 will be having two more new papers, Marine Engineering & Naval Architecture as one of the papers, and Geomatics Engineering. Hence, there will be 29 papers for the GATE 2023 Examination instead of 27 papers (Old) 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 2023 Notification

    National Coordination Board has confirmed that IIT Kharagpur is the organizing institute for the GATE 2023 exam that will release the official information brochure for all branches of the GATE exam. The notification is expected to be released in July 2023 while the application forms will be available from September 2021. The GATE notification 2023 PDF will have all the details related to the exam such as GATE exam date, registration, fee, exam pattern, eligibility criteria, syllabus, etc.

    GATE 2021 was conducted by IIT Bombay. GATE 2021 Result was released on 19th March 2021. GATE 2021 exam took place on the 05th to 07th & 12th to 14th February 2021

    GATE 2023 Organising Institute

    IIT Kharagpur is the conducting authority for GATE 2023. Every year out of the following IITs, the GATE exam is being conducted by one of them; IIT Delhi, IIT Madras, IIT Guwahati, IIT Roorkee, IISc Bangalore, IIT Kanpur, IIT Kharagpur, & IIT Bombay. The GATE 2021 exam was organized by IIT Bombay, while GATE 2020 was organized by IIT Delhi. 

    Why Appear in GATE 2023?

    • With the GATE 2023 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 2023, 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. 
    • GATE is conducted for 27 subjects and a new subject, Biomedical has been added recently to the list.

    What is New in GATE 2023 Exam?

    As per a meeting organized by National Coordination Board (NCB)-GATE on May 22nd, Saturday, regarding discussions on GATE 2023 Exam major changes have been made for GATE 2023 Exam. There will an introduction of two new papers for GATE 2023 Exam. Further, there will be an increase in the number of exam centres for GATE 2023 exam as well.

    Two New Papers for GATE 2023

    • After meeting the demands from the Shipping Ministry, two new papers, Marine Engineering & Naval Architecture as one of the papers, and Geomatics Engineering will be introduced in GATE 2023 Exam. 
    • Hence, there will be a total of 29 papers instead of 27 papers in GATE 2023 Exam. 
    • In 2021, IIT Bombay, the exam conducting institute had added Environmental Science and Engineering and Humanities and Social Sciences subjects that made a total of 27 Papers. These two papers saw over 14000 applications. 

    New Exam Centres Added for GATE 2023

    Many new exam centres for GATE 2023 have been included in the list. Places like Shirdi, Latur, Akola, and Dhule will be available for the students to select as exam centres. Many new exam centres were also added last year for GATE 2021 Exam. 

    The other important details will remain usual as in GATE 2023 Exam.

    • 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.
    • 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 2023 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 2023 Exam Highlights

    • It is expected that GATE 2023 Notification will be rolled out in July 2021
    • Professor Virendra Kumar Tewari, Director of IIT Kharagpur is the new chairperson for the GATE 2023 exam
    • 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 2023: Important Dates

    All the important GATE 2023 exam dates are mentioned below. You must take note that the given GATE 2023 dates are tentative dates. 

    Events GATE Important Dates
    GATE Notification 2023 Date 3rd week of July 2021
    GATE Application Form 2023 2nd week of September 2021
    Last Date of GATE Registration 1st week of November 2021
    Last Date to Apply with Late Fees (Extended) 1st week of October 2021
    Last Date for Change of Exam City 2nd week of November 2021
    GATE Admit Card 2023 Download Date 2nd week of January 2023
    GATE Exam Date 2023 1st to 2nd week of February 2023
    GATE Answer Key 2023 03rd week of February 2023
    GATE Result Date 2023 3rd week of March 2023

    GATE 2023: Exam Schedule

    GATE 2023 exam schedule will be communicated later on the official website of GATE 2023 official notification. Below is the exam schedule for the GATE 2023 exam:

    Week and Day Time (IST) Activities/Paper
    Week 1 & Day 1 12:00 – 17:00 hrs Miscellaneous Activities *
    Week 1 & Day 2 9:30 – 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 3 9:30 – 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 4 12:00 – 17:00 hrs Miscellaneous Activities *
    Week 2 and Day 5 9:30 – 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 6 9:30 – 12:30 hrs(Forenoon Session -FN) ME-1, XH
    15:00 – 18:00 hrs(Afternoon Session -AN) ME-2, MT

    GATE Exam Conducting Authorities

    Year Organizing Institute
    2023 IIT Kharagpur
    2021 IIT Bombay
    2020 IIT Delhi
    2019 IIT Madras
    2018 IIT Guwahati
    2017 IIT Roorkee
    2016 IISc Bangalore
    2015 IIT Kanpur
    2014 IIT Kharagpur
    2013 IIT Bombay
    2012 IIT Delhi
    2011 IIT Madras
    2010 IIT Guwahati
    2009 IIT Roorkee
    2008 IISc Bangalore
    2007 IIT Kanpur
    2006 IIT Kharagpur
    2005 IIT Bombay
    2004 IIT Delhi
    2003 IIT Madras
    2002 IISc Banglore
    2001 IIT Kanpur
    2000 IIT Kharagpur
    1999 IIT Bombay
    1998 IIT Delhi
    1997 IIT Madras
    1996 IISc Banglore
    1995 IIT Kanpur

    List of GATE Papers with Their Code

    Aerospace Engineering AE
    Agricultural Engineering AG
    Architecture and Planning AR
    Biotechnology BT
    Biomedical Engineering BM
    Civil Engineering CE
    Chemical Engineering CH
    Computer Science & Information Technology CS
    Chemistry CY
    Electronics and Communication Engineering EC
    Electrical Engineering EE
    Engineering Sciences XE
    Petroleum Engineering PE
    Geology and Geophysics GG
    Instrumentation Engineering IN
    Life Sciences XL
    Mathematics MA
    Mechanical Engineering ME
    Mining Engineering MN
    Metallurgical Engineering MT
    Physics PH
    Production and Industrial Engineering PI
    Textile Engineering & Fibre Science TF
    Ecology and Evolution EY
    Statistics ST
    Environmental Science and Engineering ES
    Humanities and Social Sciences XH

    GATE 2023 Registration (GOAPS)

    The GATE online application form is expected to be released in the 2nd week of September 2023. Candidates must note that GATE registration 2023 will be accepted online only through the GOAPS website link.

    How to Apply Online for GATE 2023?

    • Register through GOAPS
    • Fill up the GATE application form
    • Upload the required documents like photograph and signature
    • Make the payment of GATE 2023 Application Fees
    • Click on the Submit button

    Check hereGATE 2023 Login

    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 2023 Application Fees

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

    GATE 2023 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 2023 Exam City Correction

    GATE 2023 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 2023, a candidate must possess either of the mentioned qualification(s). Although the educational qualification has been relaxed for GATE 2023.

    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 2023 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 2023, 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 2023. Candidates belonging to Nepal, Bangladesh, Singapore, Sri Lanka, Ethiopia, and the United Arab Emirates are also eligible for the GATE 2023 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 2023. 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 2023

    The GATE Exam Pattern 2023 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.
    Particulars Description
    Exam Duration 3 hours (180 minutes)
    Number of Subjects/Papers 27
    Number of Questions 65 No. of Questions of Maximum 100 Marks. General Aptitude: 10 QuestionsEngineering Maths + Core Subjects: 55 Questions
    Total Marks 100 Marks Engineering Maths: 13 MarksApproximate) General Aptitude: 15 MarksCore Subjects: 72 Marks (Approximate)
    Questions Type Multiple Choice Questions (MCQ)Multiple Select Questions (MSQ)Numerical Answer Type (NAT) Questions
    Number of sections GATE 2023 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 Scheme For 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.

    Section No. of Questions Marks
    General Aptitude 10 15
    Engineering Mathematics 55 13
    Subject Questions 72
    Total 65 100

    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 2023 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 2023 of all subject papers has been revised. Students must go through the syllabus in an exhaustive manner before their preparation.

    GATE Mechanical Engineering GATE Mechanical Syllabus 2023
    GATE Electrical Engineering GATE Electrical Syllabus 2023
    GATE CSE Exam GATE Computer Science Syllabus 2023
    GATE Civil Exam GATE Civil Syllabus 2023
    GATE ECE Exam GATE ECE Syllabus 2023

    GATE Books

    Candidates planning to appear for the GATE 2023 examination must know the best books for GATE through which they can prepare themselves for the GATE 2023 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 2023.

    GATE ME Books
    Topics GATE Book Name
    Heat Transfer Fundamentals of Engineering Heat and Mass Transfer by R.C. Sachdeva
    Machine Design Design of Machine Elements by V Bhandari
    Engineering Mathematics Higher Engineering Mathematics by B. S. Grewal
    Industrial Engineering Industrial Engineering and Management by O. P. Khanna
    Thermal Science Engineering Thermodynamics by P.K. Nag
    GATE CE Books
    Engineering Mathematics Higher Engineering Mathematics (Edition 43) byB.S. Grewal
    Strength of Materials Strength of Materials (Edition 2) byU.C Jindal
    Design Of Steel Structures Design Of Steel Structures (Edition 3) byS.K Duggal
    Highway Engineering Highway Engineering by S.K.Khanna, C.E.G.Justo
    Structural Analysis Basic Structural Analysis (Edition 3) byC.S.Reddy
    Engineering Hydrology Engineering Hydrology (Edition 4) byK Subramanya
    Irrigation Engineering Irrigation Engineering and Hydraulic Structures (Edition 1) by S K Garg
    GATE EE Books
    Power Electronics Power Electronics (Edition 5) by P.S.Bimbhra
    Control Systems Control Systems Engineering (Edition 5) by I.J.Nagrath, M. Gopal
    Electrical Machines Electrical Machinery (Edition 7) by P. S. Bimbhra
    Electromagnetic Fields Engineering Electromagnetics (Edition 8) by William H Hayt, John A Buck
    GATE CSE Books
    Computer Networks Computer Networking: A Top-Down Approach (Edition 6) by James F. Kurose, Keith W. Ross
    Databases Database System Concepts (Edition 6) by Silberschatz, Sudarshan, Korth
    Algorithms Introduction to Algorithms (Edition 3) by Thomas H. Cormen, Charles E. Leiserson, Ronald L. Rivest, Clifford Stein
    Digital Logic Digital Logic & Computer Design (Edition 1) by M. Morris Mano
    GATE ECE Books
    Analog Circuits Microelectronic Circuits: Theory and Applications (Edition 6) by Adel S. Sedra, Kenneth C. Smith
    Signals & Systems Signals & Systems (Edition 2) by Alan V. Oppenheim, Alan S.Willsky, S.Hamid Nawab
    Electromagnetics Principles of Electromagnetics (Edition 4) by Mathew N.O. Sadiku
    Control Systems Automatic Control Systems (Edition 9) by Benjamin C. Kuo

    GATE Admit Card 2023

    The GATE organizing authority will issue the GATE 2023 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 2023 Admit Card

    • Visit the official GATE 2023 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 2023

    Candidates who are preparing for the GATE 2023 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 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: 

    Branch Gen OBC (NCL) SC/ST/PH
    Computer Science Engineering 28.5 25.6 19.0
    Civil Engineering 32.9 29.6 21.9
    Electrical Engineering 33.4 30 22.2
    Electronics & Communication 28.8 25.9 19.2
    Mechanical Engineering 34.0 30.6 22.6

    GATE Subject Wise Weightage

    GATE Subject-Wise Weightage for CSE

    GATE Subject Wise Weightage for EC

    GATE Subject Wise Weightage for EE

    GATE 2023 Result & Score Card

    The GATE Result 2023 will be released after the completion of the GATE 2023 exam which will be held in February 2023. To check your result, you need login credentials (Registration No/Email ID). If you qualify for the GATE 2023 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 2023 Counselling

    After qualifying for the GATE 2023 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.

    Important GATE Links:
    GATE Exam Pattern 2023  GATE Syllabus 2023
    GATE Cut off  GATE Score Card
    GATE Answer Key  GATE Response Sheet
    GATE Online Coaching  GATE Mock Test Series 2023
    GATE Analysis GATE Result 2023

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