GATE 2023: Exam Schedule (Out), Syllabus, Pattern, Admit Card

GATE 2023

GATE 2023 – GATE exam notification has released. IIT Kanpur will be Organising Institute for GATE 2023.

Check complete details on GATE 2023 like important dates, application form, fee, eligibility, exam pattern, and admit card below here.

Latest –

  • GATE 2023 Exam schedule is available now
  • Ambajogai city in IIT Bombay Zone has been dropped.
  • The Modifications in GATE 2023 Application window will be available from 8th-14th November 2022

Related – IIT JAM

About GATE Exam

GATE or The Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering (GATE) is an examination that primarily tests the comprehensive understanding of various undergraduate subjects in engineering and science for admission into the Master’s Program and Recruitment by some Public Sector Companies.

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 on behalf of the National Coordination Board – GATE, The Department of Higher Education, Ministry of Education (MoE), Government of India.

GATE Benefits

  • With the GATE 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.
  • GATE scores are also considered by several foreign universities.
  • GATE score can be used to apply for prestigious jobs in PSUs, Central Government, GOI Organizations as well as in the Private Sector.

GATE 2023 Organising Institute

Organising Institute for GATE 2023 is Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur (IIT Kanpur).

GATE 2023 Notification

IIT Kanpur has released the official notification for GATE 2023.

Application form for GATE 2023 will be available from 30 August 2022 to 30 September 2022. 

GATE 2023 exam dates – 04th, 05th and 11th, 12th February 2023.

GATE 2023 Poster

GATE 2023 Exam Highlights

  • IIT Kanpur is the organising institute for GATE 2023.
  • GATE 2023 will be conducted on 29 subjects
  • GATE will be a Fully Computer Based Test (CBT)
  • GATE 2023 examinations will be held during the forenoon and afternoon sessions on 04th, 05th and 11th, 12th February 2023.
  • Questions in GATE exam will have 3 types of questions- MSQs (Multiple Select Questions), MCQs (Multiple Choice Questions) & NAT (Numerical Answer Type) 

GATE 2023 Important Dates

ActivityDate
Online Application Process Opens30th August 2022
Closing Date of Regular Registration (Without Late Fee)07th October 2022
Closing Date of EXTENDED online registration/ application process (with Late Fee)14th October 2022
Modifications in GATE 2023 Application8th-14th November 2022
Availability of GATE Admit cards for download03rd January 2023
GATE 2023 Examinations04th, 05th and 11th, 12th February 2023
Candidate’s response available in Application portal15th February 2023
Answer keys available on Application portal21st February 2023
Submission of challenges by candidates on Answer Keys22nd to 25th February 2023
Announcement of Results for GATE 202316th March 2023
Availability of Score Card for download by candidates21st March 2023

GATE 2023 Examination Schedule

Activities/PaperDate (Day)Time (IST)
CSSaturday, 4th February 202309:30 am to 12:30 pm
(Forenoon Session – FN)
AR, MESaturday, 4th February 202302:30 pm to 05:30 pm
(Afternoon Session – AN)
EE, ES, XHSunday, 5th February 202309:30 am to 12:30 pm
(Forenoon Session – FN)
BM, CY, ECSunday, 5th February 202302:30 pm – 5:30 pm
(Afternoon Session – AN)
GG, IN, MA, PE, XE, XLSaturday, 11th February 202309:30 am to 12:30 pm
(Forenoon Session – FN)
AE, AG, BT, CH, EY, GE, MT, NM, PH, PI, TFSaturday, 11th February 202302:30 pm to 05:30 pm
(Afternoon Session – AN)
CE1, STSunday, 12th February 202309:30 am to 12:30 pm
(Forenoon Session – FN)
CE2, MNSunday, 12th February 202302:30 pm to 5:30 pm
(Afternoon Session – AN)

List of GATE Papers with Their Code

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

Combination of TWO Papers

A candidate is allowed to appear either in ONE or UP TO TWO papers of the GATE 2023 examination. However, a candidate is only allowed to select the second paper from the pre-defined Two Paper Combination list.

List of two paper combinations will be released at a later date. Please check below for GATE 2022 details.

Code of the First
(Primary) Paper
Codes of Papers Allowed as
The Second Paper
AENM, XE
AGES, GE, XE, XL
ARCE
BMBT, EC, IN, XL
BTBM, XL
CEAE, AR, ES, GE, NM
CHPE, XE
CSEC, GE, MA, ST
CYXL
ECIN, PH, EE, CS, GE
EEEC, IN
ESAG, CE, GE
EYXL
GECE, GG, ES, MN
GGGE, MN, PE, PH
Code of the First
(Primary) Paper
Codes of Papers Allowed as
The Second Paper
INEC, EE, PH
MACS, GE, PH, ST
MEAE, CH, NM, PI, XE
MNGE, GG, XE
MTPH, XE
NMAE, CE, XE
PECH, GG, XE
PHEC, GE, GG, IN, MA, MT, ST, XE
PIME, MT, XE
STMA, PH
TFXE
XEAE, AG, CH, ME, MN, MT, PE, PI, TF, NM
XHST
XLBM, BT, CY, EY

Candidates opting to appear in TWO subject papers must have a primary choice of paper as their default choice. The second choice of paper has to be chosen from the allowed combinations given in the Table above.

Also note that the examination centre of a candidate for the second paper may be different (but in the same city) from that for the first paper due to the infrastructure and scheduling constraints.

GATE 2023 Eligibility Criteria

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

Educational Qualification

A candidate who is currently studying in the 3rd or higher years of any undergraduate degree program OR has already completed any government approved degree program in Engineering/ Technology/ Architecture/ Science/ Commerce/ Arts is eligible for appearing in the GATE 2023 exam.

Some of the Professional Societies/Institutions, which conduct examination in various fields of engineering, are as follows.

  • The Institution of Engineers (India) (IE)
  • The Institution of Civil Engineers (ICE)
  • The Institution of Electronics and Telecommunication Engineers (IETE)
  • The Aeronautical Society of India (AeSI)
  • The Indian Institute of Chemical Engineers, including Polymer and Environmental Group (IIChemE)
  • The Indian Institute of Metals (IIM)
  • The Indian Institute of Industrial Engineers (IIIE)

However, the candidates who possess certification from any of the professional societies must ensure that those examinations conducted by the societies are approved by MoE/ AICTE/ UGC/ UPSC as equivalent to B.E./ B.Tech./ B.Arch./ B.Planning., etc*.

Candidates who have obtained/are pursuing their qualifying degree from countries other than India: Must be currently in the 3rd or higher years or completed their Bachelor’s degree (duration: at least 3 years) in Engineering/ Technology/ Architecture/ Science/ Arts/ Commerce.

Details of eligibility criteria are given in below. However, any candidate fulfilling the above-mentioned criteria is eligible to appear for GATE 2023.

Note 1 : If a candidate is pursuing any higher degree or has already obtained a degree higher than that mentioned in the Table below the candidate will be allowed to appear for GATE 2023 examination.
Note 2 : The candidates with B.Sc./ B.A./ B.Com. degrees (3-year program) desirous to seek admission for masters programs in IITs may refer to JAM-2023 Examination.

Degree / ProgramQualifying Degree / ExaminationDescription of Eligible CandidatesExpected Year of Completion
B.E. / B.Tech. / B. Pharm.Bachelor’s degree in Engineering / Technology (4 years after 10+2 or 3 years after B.Sc. / Diploma in Engineering / Technology)Currently in the 3rd year or higher or already completed2024
B. Arch.Bachelor’s degree of Architecture (5- year course) / Naval Architecture (4- year course) / Planning (4- year course)Currently in the 3rd year or higher or already completed2025 (for 5-year program), 2024 (for 4-year program)
B.Sc. (Research) / B.S.Bachelor’s degree in Science (Post-Diploma / 4 years after 10+2)Currently in the 3rd year or higher or already completed2024
Pharm. D. (after 10+2)6 years degree program, consisting of internship or residency training, during third year onwardsCurrently in the 3rd/ 4th/ 5th/ 6th year or already completed2026
M.B.B.S. / B.D.S. / B.V.Sc.Degree holders of M.B.B.S. / B.D.S. / B.V.Sc and those who are in the 5th/ 6th/ 7th semester or higher semester of such programme.5th/ 6th/ 7th or higher semester or already completed2024
M. Sc. / M.A. / MCA or equivalentMaster’s degree in any branch of Arts / Science / Mathematics / Statistics / Computer Applications or equivalentCurrently in the first year or higher or already Completed2024
Int. M.E. / M.Tech. (Post-B.Sc.)Post-B.Sc Integrated Master’s degree programs in Engineering / Technology (4-year program)Currently in the 1st/ 2nd/ 3rd/ 4th year or already completedAny year
Int. M.E. / M.Tech. / M.Pharm or Dual Degree (after Diploma or 10+2)Integrated Master’s degree program or Dual Degree program in Engineering / Technology (5-year program)Currently in the 3rd/ 4th/ 5th year or already completed2025
B.Sc. / B.A. / B.Com.Bachelor degree in any branch of Science / Arts / Commerce (3 year program)Currently in the 3rd year or already completed2023
Int. M.Sc. / Int. B.S. / M.S.Integrated M.Sc. or 5-year integrated B.S.-M.S. programCurrently in the 3rd year or higher or already completed2025
Professional Society Examinations (equivalent to B.E. / B.Tech. / B.Arch.)B.E. / B.Tech. / B.Arch. equivalent examinations of Professional Societies, recognized by MoE / 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 coursesRecognized Upto 31st May 2013*
B.Sc. (Agriculture, Horticulture, Forestry)4-years programCurrently in the 3rd/ 4th year or already completed2024

Age Limit

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

GATE 2023 Application Process

GATE registration 2023 will be accepted online only through the GOAPS portal from 30 August 2022.

A candidate appearing in ONE or TWO Papers should fill ONLY ONE application form. In case of multiple applications, only one will be accepted and remaining applications will be rejected without any refund for the paid fee.

GATE 2023 Application Process

GATE 2023 Application Fees

 Candidate CateogryRegular Period
(30th Aug to 30th Sept 2022)
During the Extended Period
(1st Oct to 7th Oct 2022)
Female candidates (per paper)₹ 850₹ 1350
SC / ST / PwD* category candidates (per paper)₹ 850₹ 1350
All other candidates including foreign nationals (per paper)₹ 1700₹ 2200

Note: The above Application fees are for single paper. The fees for candidates opting for double-paper would be twice of the above-mentioned fees.

For Examination Centres outside India

 For Examination Centres outside IndiaCandidate CategoryRegular Period
(30th Aug to 30th Sep 2022)
During the Extended Period
(1st Oct to 7th Oct 2022)
Group-1: Dhaka and KahtmanduAll candidates
including Female and SC/ST/ PwD
USD 100USD 150
Group-2: Dubai and SingaporeAll candidates
including Female and SC/ST/ PwD
USD 200USD 250

Charges for changes/ modification in GATE2023 Application
(applicable from 4th to 11th November 2022) )

No.Description of Changes / ModificationsFee Charges (per paper)
(i)Change in Name 500
(ii)Change in Date of Birth 500
(iii)Change in choice of examination cities 500
(iv)Change of existing paper 500
(v)Add a second paper (from given combinations with respect to the primary paper) 500 plus suitable amount per paper for the candidate’s category
(vi)Change of gender to female500
(vii)Change of gender from female to any other gender500 +  850 =  1350 (For All other candidates)
(viii)Change of category to SC/ST500
(xi)Change of category from SC/ST to any other500 (For female candidates OR PwD candidates),

500 + 850 = 1350 (For All other candidates)
(x)Change from Non-PwD/Dyslexic to PwD/Dyslexic 500
(xi)Change from PwD/Dyslexic to Non-PwD/Dyslexic500 (For Female candidates OR SC/ST candidates),

500 + 850 = 1350 (For All other candidates)
(xii)Any other change in category (not mentioned above) 500
(xiii)Details of Parents/Guardian/Correspondence Address 500
(xiv)College Name and Location, Roll No., Registration No.NIL

There will be NO REFUND of any fee, other than for failed transactions.

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.

Question Pattern

ParticularsDetails
Examination ModeComputer Based Test (CBT)
Duration3 Hours
Number of Subjects (Papers)29
SectionsGeneral Aptitude (GA) + Candidate’s Selected Subject(s)
Type of Questions(a) Multiple Choice Questions (MCQ) (b) Multiple Select Questions (MSQ) and/or
(c) Numerical Answer Type (NAT) Questions
Questions for testing these abilities(a) Recall
(b) Comprehension
(c) Application
(d) Analysis & Synthesis
Number of Questions10 (GA) + 55 (subject) = 65 Questions
Distribution of Marks in all Papers EXCEPT papers AR, CY, EY, GG, MA, PH, XH and XLGeneral Aptitude: 15 Marks + Engineering Mathematics: 13 Marks + Subject Questions: 72 Marks = Total: 100 Marks

(**XE includes Engineering Mathematics section XE-A of 15 Marks)
Distribution of Marks in papers AR, CY, EY, GG, MA, PH, XH and XLGeneral Aptitude: 15 Marks + Subject Questions: 85 Marks = Total: 100 Marks
Marking SchemeQuestions carry 1 mark and 2 marks
Negative MarkingFor a wrong answer chosen in a MCQ, there will be negative marking.
For 1-mark MCQ, 1/3 mark will be deducted for a wrong answer.
For 2-mark MCQ, 2/3 mark will be deducted for a wrong answer.
NO negative marking for MSQ & NAT.

Marks Distribution

Paper CodeGeneral Aptitude (GA) MarksSubject MarksTotal MarksTotal Time (Minutes)
AE, AG, BM, BT, CE, CH, CS, CY, EC, EE, ES, EY, IN, MA, ME, MN, MT, NM, PE, PH, PI, ST, TF1585100180
AR [Part A + Part B1 or B2 (B1: Architecture or B2: Planning)]
B1 or B2 can be selected during Exam.
1560 + 25100180
GE [Part A + Part B1 or B2 (B1 – Surveying and Mapping or B2 -Image Processing and Analysis)] B1 or B2 can be selected during the Exam.1555 + 30100180
GG [Part A + Part B]
(Section 1: Geology or Section 2: Geophysics)
1525 + 60100180
XE (Section A + Any TWO Sections)
Sections can be selected during Exam.
1515 + (2 x 35)100180
XH (Section B1 + Any ONE Section)1525 + 60100180
XL (Section P + Any TWO Sections)
Sections can be selected during Exam.
1525 + (2 x 30)100180

GATE 2023 Syllabus Branch-wise

CodeGATE Paper Syllabus
AEAerospace Engineering
AGAgricultural Engineering
ARArchitecture and Planning
BMBiomedical Engineering
BTBiotechnology
CECivil Engineering
CHChemical Engineering
CSComputer Science and Information Technology
CYChemistry
ECElectronics and Communication Engineering
EEElectrical Engineering
ESEnvironmental Science & Engineering
EYEcology and Evolution
GEGeomatics Engineering
GGGeology and Geophysics
INInstrumentation Engineering
MAMathematics
MEMechanical Engineering
MNMining Engineering
MTMetallurgical Engineering
NMNaval Architecture and Marine Engineering
PEPetroleum Engineering
PHPhysics
PIProduction and Industrial Engineering
STStatistics
TFTextile Engineering and Fibre Science
XEEngineering Sciences
XHHumanities & Social Sciences
XLLife Sciences

GATE Admit Card 2023

The GATE organizing authority will issue the GATE 2023 admit card on 03 Jan 2023.

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 
  • Login by Entering the enrollment number and password.
  • Click on the GATE admit card download link.
  • Save it and take a printout to be carried while appearing for the exam.

GATE 2023 Response Sheet

Candidate’s Response will be available in the Application Portal

Login to view your responses (Available after exam)

GATE 2023 Result & Score Card

The GATE Result 2023 will be released on 16 March 2023 after the completion of the GATE 2023 exam.

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.

Important Links

GATE 2023 Information BrochureClick Here
GATE 2023 WebsiteClick Here

Previous Exams

GATE 2022

GATE 2022 Important Dates

ActivityGATE Important DatesDay
GATE Notification 2022 Date31st July 2021Saturday
GATE 2022 Application Form opens02nd SeptemberThursday
Last Date for GATE Application30th September 2021Monday
Last Date to Apply with Late Fees (Extended)7st October 2021Friday
Display of Defective Applications to rectify26th October 2021Tuesday  
Last date for rectification of Applications1st November 2021Tuesday
Last Date to change Category, Paper and Exam city with additional fee  12th November 2021Friday
GATE 2022 Admit Card Download Date15th January 2022Saturday
GATE Exam Date 20225, 6, 12, and 13 February 2022Saturday, Sunday
Candidate’s Response available in the Application Portal15 February 2022Tuesday
GATE 2022 Answer Key21 February 2022 Monday
Challenges by Candidates on Answer Keys with Payment of ₹ 500 for each question22 to 25 February 2022Tuesday to Friday
GATE 2022 Result Date17 March 2022Thursday
GATE 2022 Score card available for download from Application Portal21 March 2022Monday

GATE 2022 Examination Schedule

Date (Day)Time (IST)Activities/Paper
4th February 2022 (Friday)14:00 – 17:00 hrsMiscellaneous Activities*
5th February 2022 (Saturday)09:00 – 12:00 hrs
(Forenoon Session – FN)
CS & BM
5th February 2022 (Saturday)14:30 – 17:30 hrs
(Afternoon Session – AN)
EE & MA
6th February 2022 (Sunday)09:00 – 12:00 hrs
(Forenoon Session – FN)
EC, ES, ST, NM, MT & MN
6th February 2022 (Sunday)14:30 – 17:30 hrs
(Afternoon Session – AN)
CY, CH, PI, XH, IN, AG, GG & TF
11th February 2022 (Friday)14:00 – 17:00 hrsMiscellaneous Activities*
12th February 2022 (Saturday)09:00 – 12:00 hrs
(Forenoon Session – FN)
CE-1**, BT, PH & EY
12th February 2022 (Saturday)14:30 – 17:30 hrs
(Afternoon Session – AN)
CE-2**, XE & XL
13th February 2022 (Sunday)09:00 – 12:00 hrs
(Forenoon Session – FN)
ME-1**, PE & AR
13th February 2022 (Sunday)14:30 – 17:30 hrs
(Afternoon Session – AN)
ME-2**, GE & AE

*Miscellaneous Activities

  1. Scribes selection (if any)
  2. Preparation of exam centre including Sanitisation & other activities (display posters, signboard, seating arrangements etc.)
  3. Visit by Candidates to check the exam centre, etc (Optional).

**CE and ME will be conducted in two sessions.

GATE 2022 Response Sheet

Candidate’s Response available in the Application Portal

Login to view your responses

GATE 2022 Result & Score Card

The GATE Result 2022 will be released on 17 March 2022 after the completion of the GATE 2022 exam.

To check your result, you need login credentials (Registration No/Email ID).

Check Your Result

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 Score Card

FAQ

Who will conduct Gate 2023?

GATE 2023 will be conducted by IIT Kanpur.

How many attempts are there for GATE?

There is no limit of attempts defined by the officials.

What is the age limit for GATE exam?

There is no age limit set for the candidates.

How much CGPA is required for GATE 2023?

There is no minimum CGPA required to appear for GATE 2023.

How many times can we write GATE exam?

There is no limit for candidates to appear for GATE exam.