GATE 2022: Exam Date, Application, Eligibility, Syllabus, Pattern

GATE 2022

GATE 2022 – GATE exam notification has released. IIT Kharagpur will be Organising Institute for GATE 2022.

Check complete details on GATE 2022 like important dates, application form, fee, eligibility, exam pattern, and admit card below here.

Latest – Online Application will start from September 02 2021

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 2022 Organising Institute

Organising Institute for GATE 2022 is Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur.

GATE 2022 Notification

IIT Kharagpur has released the official notification for GATE 2022.

Application form for GATE 2022 will be available from  02nd September 2021 to 24th September 2021. 

GATE 2022 exam will take place on 5, 6, 12, and 13 February 2022.

GATE 2022 Poster

What is New in GATE 2022 Exam?

There will be an introduction of two new papers for GATE 2022 Exam.

  • Two new papers Marine Engineering & Naval Architecture (NM) as one of the papers, and Geomatics Engineering (GE) will be introduced in GATE 2022 Exam. 
  • Hence, there will be a total of 29 papers instead of 27 papers in GATE 2022 Exam. 

GATE 2022 Exam Highlights

  • IIT Kharagpur is the organising institute for GATE 2022
  • GATE 2022 will be conducted on 29 subjects
  • GATE will be a Fully Computer Based Test (CBT)
  • GATE 2022 examinations will be held during the forenoon and afternoon sessions on Saturday 5th , Sunday 6th, Saturday 12th and Sunday 13th of February 2022.
  • 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) 

GATE 2022 Important Dates

ActivityGATE Important DatesDay
GATE Notification 2022 Date31st July 2021Saturday
GATE 2022 Application Form opens02nd September Thursday
Last Date for GATE Application24th September 2021Friday
Last Date to Apply with Late Fees (Extended)1st 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 Date3rd January 2022Monday
GATE Exam Date 20225, 6, 12, and 13 February 2022Saturday, Sunday
GATE 2022 Answer Key03rd week of February 2022 
GATE 2022 Result Date17th March 2022Thursday

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 2022 examination. However, a candidate is only allowed to select the second paper from the pre-defined Two Paper Combination list.

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 2022 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.

A candidate who has already completed any government approved degree program in Engineering / Technology / Architecture / Science / Commerce / Arts is eligible for appearing in the GATE 2022 exam.

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 / Science / Arts / Commerce.

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 completed2023
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 completed2024 (for 5-year program), 2023 (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 completed2023
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 completed2025
M.B.B.S./B.D.S.Degree holders of M.B.B.S./B.D.S. and those who are in the 5th/6th/7th semester or higher semester of such programme.5th, 6th, 7th or higher semester or already completed2023
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 Completed2023
Int. M.E./ M.Tech. (Post-B.Sc.)Post-B.Sc Integrated Master’s degree programs in Engineering/ Technology (4-year program)Currently in any yearany 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 completed2024
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 completed2022
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 completed2023
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 coursesNA

Age Limit

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

GATE 2022 Application Process

GATE registration 2022 will be accepted online only through the GOAPS portal from 30 August 2021.

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 2022 Application Process

GATE 2022 Application Fees

For Examination Centres in IndiaOn or Before 30th Sept. 2020During the Extended Period
Female candidates₹ 750₹ 1250
SC/ST/PwD category candidates₹ 750₹ 1250
All other candidates₹ 1500₹ 2000

Fee Charges for changes / modifications (One-Time Only) in GATE 2022 Application (from 1st to 12th November 2021)

Description of Changes / ModificationsFee Charges
Change in choice of examination cities 500
Change of existing paper 500
Add a second paper (from given combinations with respect to the primary paper) 500 plus suitable amount per paper for the candidate’s category
Change of gender to female 500
Change of gender from female to any other gender 500 +  750 =  1250
Change of category to SC/ST 500
Change of category from SC/ST to any other 500 +  750 =  1250
Change from Non-PwD to PwD 500
Change from PwD to Non-PwD 500 +  750 =  1250
Any other change in category (not mentioned above) 500

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

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.

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 Numerical Answer Type (NAT) Questions
Questions for testing these abilitiesRecall, Comprehension, Application, 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
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, TF, ST1585100180
AR [Part A + Part B (B1: Architecture or B2: Planning)]1560 + 25100180
GE [Part A + Part B (Section I or Section II)1555 + 30100180
GG [Part A + Part B (Section 1: Geology or Section 2: Geophysics)]1525 + 60100180
XE (Section A + Any TWO Sections)1515 + (2 x 35)100180
XH (Section B1 + Any ONE Section)1525 + 60100180
XL (Section P + Any TWO Sections)1525 + (2 x 30)100180

GATE 2022 Syllabus Branch-wise

GATE 2022 Syllabus
Aerospace Engineering
Agricultural Engineering
Architecture and Planning (New Pattern)
Biomedical Engineering
Biotechnology
Civil Engineering
Chemical Engineering
Computer Science and Information Technology
Chemistry
Electronics and Communication Engineering
Electrical Engineering
Environmental Science & Engineering
Ecology and Evolution
Geomatics Engineering (New Paper)
Geology and Geophysics
Instrumentation Engineering
Mathematics
Mechanical Engineering
Mining Engineering
Metallurgical Engineering
Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering (New Paper)
Petroleum Engineering
Physics
Production and Industrial Engineering
Statistics
Textile Engineering and Fibre Science
Engineering Sciences
Humanities & Social Sciences
Life Sciences

GATE Admit Card 2022

The GATE organizing authority will issue the GATE 2022 admit card on 03 Jan 2022.

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 
  • 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 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).

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.

FAQ

Who will conduct Gate 2022?

GATE 2022 will be conducted by IIT Kharagpur.

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 2022?

There is no minimum CGPA required to appear for GATE 2022.

How many times can we write GATE exam?

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

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