GATE 2022 Exam Date, Notification, Eligibility, Exam Pattern

GATE Exam Date 2022: The GATE examination is a Computer Based Test (CBT) conducted for the admission of graduate students into Post Graduate courses. The candidates who have been looking forward to M.Tech admission, other PG courses or PSU recruitment through GATE must fill their application form for GATE 2022 which has been extended till 30th September 2021. GATE 2022 score will remain valid for 3 years from the date of announcement of results. As announced by IIT Kharagpur, GATE 2022 will be held on 05th, 06th, 12th, and 13th February 2022 

About GATE 2022 Exam

For the year 2022, IIT Kharagpur is the organising institute for GATE Exam 2022. Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering (GATE) is a national examination conducted jointly by the Indian Institute of Science (IISc) Bangalore and seven Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs) at Bombay, Delhi, Guwahati, Kanpur, Kharagpur, Madras and Roorkee. The exam score is used by different Engineering/ Technology/ Architecture Government institutes to select students for master programs and Doctoral programs. The total number of papers has been revised to 29 Subjects with an addition of two new subject papers — GE (Geomatics Engineering) and NM (Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering).

Update: The exam dates for GATE 2022 has been announced for 05th, 06th, 12th, and 13th February 2022.

GATE 2022 Notification

The Information Brochure has been released by the IIT Kharagpur for the GATE 2022 examination along with the registration dates and other important information. The direct link to download the Notification PDF for GATE 2022 has been available as published by IIT Kharagpur. The candidates interested must go through the detailed broucher for GATE 2022 

Check GATE 2022 Notification (Information Brochure) PDF

GATE Exam Date 2022

The GATE Exam Date 2021 has been announced by IIT Kharagpur and is going to be held on 05th, 06th, 12th, and 13th February 2022. Check the schedule for GATE 2022 in order to plan your preparation strategies for the exam. The dates have been released by the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Kharagpur.

GATE 2022 Exam Dates
GATE 2022 Events Date Day
GATE 2022 Application Form 02nd September 2021 Thursday
GATE 2022 Registration Last Date 30th September 2021 Thursday
Last date of online registration/application (with late Fee) 07th October 2021 Thursday
Display of Defective Applications to rectify 26th October 2021 Tuesday
Last date for rectification of Applications 1st November 2021 Monday
Last date to change GATE exam paper, category, and city 12th November 2021 Friday
Issue of GATE Admit card 2022 03rd January 2022 Monday
GATE Exam Date 2022 05th February 2022
06th February 2022
12th February 2022
13th February 2022
GATE 2022 Official Answer Key Release Date 10 days after exam
GATE Result 2022 17th March 2022 Thursday
GATE 2022 Scorecard Release Date One week after the declaration of results
Start of counselling cum admission process April 2022

GATE 2022: Overview

This year, IIT Kharagpur will be conducting the GATE 2022 Exam in February 2022. Know all information about the GATE 2022 Exam at a glance from the below overview table.

GATE 2022
Examination Name Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering (GATE 2022)
Commonly Known As GATE
Conducting Institute IIT Kharagpur
Administered By Jointly by IISc Bangalore and Seven IIT’s
Purpose of Examination Qualifying Examination for M.E./ M.Tech/ Ph.D admissions and PSU Recruitment
Application Mode Online
Mode of Examination Computer Based Test (CBT)
Examination Duration 180 Minutes (3 Hours)
Frequency of Examination Annual
Total Number of Exam Cities 199
Number of GATE Papers 29 (GE and NM introduced in 2022)
Number of Questions in Each Paper 10 (GA) + 55 (subject) = 65 Questions
Total Marks of Examination 100
Validity of GATE 2022 Score/Grade 3 Years

GATE 2022 Application Form

The GATE 2022 Application Form was available on the official website of IIT Kharagpur from 02nd September 2021 onwards. The last date to fill GATE Application Form 2022 was revised to 30th September 2021.

Click For GATE 2022 Application Form [Link Inactive]

Steps To Apply Online For GATE 2022 Exam

The date of the GATE 2022 application is from 30th August 2021 to 24th September 2021. Candidates can check the steps to apply for the GATE 2022.

Registration: Candidates have to register themselves through the GATE Online Application Processing System or GOAPs by entering their name, email id, and mobile number after which an enrollment id will be generated. Candidates have to change the password for future login purpose.

Application Form: After completing registration, an application form will appear in which the candidates have to provide personal, academic, and qualification details. candidates will have to choose the preferred exam centres which are given above while filling the online application form.

Uploading Images: Once the candidate has filled the application form, they have to upload the scanned copy of the photograph, signature and category certificate (if applicable) as per the specifications of the exam authority.

Passport size photograph 2 kb -200 kb
Signature in running handwriting 2 kb-150 kb
Category Certificate (if applicable) 10 kb -300 kb
PwD Certificate (if applicable) 10 kb – 300 kb

Fee Payment: Candidates have to pay the application fee which is given above through net banking/ debit card/ credit card.

Final Submission: After completing all the steps mentioned above, candidates have to submit the application form.

GATE 2022 Application Fee

For Exam Centers in India

Category Application Fee During Extended Period
SC/ST/PwD Rs. 750 Rs. 1250
Females Rs. 750 Rs. 1250
General Rs. 1500 Rs. 2000

For Exam Centers Outside India

Exam Centers Application Fee
Addis Ababa, Colombo, Dhaka, and Kathmandu US$ 50
Dubai and Singapore US$ 100

Prerequisites for GATE 2022

Candidates must note that these are the prerequisites for the GATE 2022 registration:

➤ Personal information like name, date of birth, personal mobile number, parents’ name, parents’ mobile number, etc.). The candidate name must be the same as in the 10th certificate and Valid I.D proof.

➤ Address for Communication with Pin Code.

➤ Eligibility degree details.

➤ College name and address with PIN code.

➤ GATE paper(s) (subject)

➤ Four Choices of GATE examination cities

➤ A high-quality image of the candidate’s photograph conforming to the requirements specified

➤ Good quality image of candidate’s signature conforming to the requirements specified

➤ Scanned copy of Category (SC/ ST) certificate (if applicable) in pdf format

➤ Scanned copy of PwD Certificate (if applicable) in pdf format

➤ Scanned copy of Certificate of Dyslexia (if applicable) in pdf format

➤ Details of the valid photo Identity Document (ID)

➤ Net-banking/ debit card/ credit card/ UPI details for fee payment

GATE 2022 Form Correction Fee

All the applications submitted for the GATE 2022 Exam will be scrutinized for the accuracy of the data. If any error is found in the application form, it will be open for rectification. The following changes in some particular areas are allowed. The details that can be corrected are:

➤ Candidate’s name

➤ Date of Birth

➤ Name of Parent

➤ Country

➤ Parent’s Mobile Number

➤ Correspondence Address

➤ Qualifying Degree Details

➤ Category/gender/PwD status/Dyslexia

For Candidates in India For Candidates Outside India
Changes Fee Changes Fee
Change request in exam city within India Rs. 400 Exam city request outside India Rs. 740
Change request in exam city outside India (Addis Ababa, Colombo, Dhaka, and Kathmandu) Rs. 3550 Exam city change request from Addis Ababa, Colombo, Dhaka & Kathmandu to Dubai or Singapore Rs. 4290
Change request in exam city outside India (Singapore and Dubai ) Rs. 7100

GATE 2022 Eligibility Criteria

The candidates who is filling the online registration form for GATE 2022 should be a citizen of India. The candidates outside India can apply for the GATE exam 2022 if they meet the given eligibility criteria


Candidates need to fulfil the eligibility requirements for the admissions through GATE 2022 as mentioned below. The IIT Kharagpur will be announcing the eligibility criteria as applicable for the candidates willing to appear for GATE exam 2022.

➤ Must have completed or in the final year or in the pre-final year of their bachelor’s degree in engineering and technology or;

➤ Must have completed or in the final year or in the pre-final year of their Post Graduate degree in any relevant science subjects

Education Qualification

Those candidates who had already obtained a degree higher than the ones mentioned in the table, are also eligible to appear in GATE 2022 examination. Check the qualification for the respective degress from the below table.

GATE 2022 Academic Qualification
Qualifying Degree Qualifying Degree / Examination Passing Year Not Later than
B.E./ B.Tech./ B.Pharm. Candidate must be a Bachelor in Engineering/Technology (4 years after 10+2 or 3 years after B.Sc./ Diploma in Engineering / Technology) 2023
B.Arch. Candidate must be a Bachelor’s degree of Architecture (5- year course) / Naval Architecture (4- year course) / Planning (4- year course) 2024 (for 5 year program)
2023 (for 4 year program)
B.Sc. (Research)/ B.S. Candidate need to have completed the Bachelor’s of Science degree (Post-Diploma/ 4 years after 10+2) 2023
Pharm.D (after 10+2) Candidate must have completed 6 years program having internship or residency training during the sixth year as part of it 2024
M.Sc./ M.A./ MCA or equivalent Candidates need to have a Masters in Science/ Mathematics/ Statistics/ Computer Applications/ or equivalent 2023
Int. M.E./ M.Tech (Post-B.Sc.) Candidates should have done Post-BSc Integrated Master’s degree in Engineering or Technology (4 years programme) 2024
Int. M.E./ M.Tech. or Dual Degree (after Diploma or 10+2) Candidates should have completed Integrated Master’s degree programme or Dual Degree in Engineering or Technology (5 years programme) 2023
MBBS Degree holders of M.B.B.S. and those who are in the fifth/ sixth/ seventh semester or higher semester of such programme 2023
BSc/ BA/ BCom Bachelor degree in any branch of Science/Arts/Commerce (3-year programme) 2022
Int. M.Sc./ Int. B.S.-M.S. Candidates applying must have completed Integrated M.Sc. or 5 years integrated B.S.-M.S. program 2023
Professional Society Examinations* (equivalent to B.E/ B.Tech/ B.Arch.) Candidates need to have completed B.E./ B.Tech./ B.Arch. Equivalent examinations of Professional Societies, recognized by MHRD/UPSC/AICTE (e.g., AMIE by Institution of professional courses Engineers-India, AMICE by the Institute of Civil Engineers-India) NA

Age Limit

There is no age limit for appearing in the GATE 2022 exam. The candidates who want admission for Master’s degree of require GATE qualified for any PSU recruitments.

GATE 2022 Exam Pattern

The GATE 2022 exam will be conducted in online mode (Computer Based Test). A total no. of 65 questions will be asked in the GATE online exam for 100 marks. The total time is allotted for this exam is 3 hours. Candidates can check the exam pattern of the Gate exam below.

Mode of exam- Online Computer Based Test (CBT)

Papers- 29 Subjects

Type of Questions: Multiple Choice Questions (MCQ), Multiple Select Questions (MSQ), and Numerical Answer Type (NAT) Questions

Duration of Exam:3 hours.

Maximum marks: 100 marks.

No. of Questions: 65 questions.

Check Detailed GATE 2022 Exam Pattern from the below table:

Particulars Details
Examination Mode Computer Based Test (Online)
Duration 3 Hours
Number of Discipline in GATE 2022 29 Discipline
  • • General Aptitude (GA)+
  • • Candidate Selected Subject
Type of Questions
  • • Multiple Choice Questions (MCQs)
  • • Multiple Select Questions (MSQ)
  • • Numerical Answer Type (NAT) Questions
Design of Questions

The questions are designed to test the listed abilities

  • • Application
  • • Analysis and synthesis
  • • Comprehension
  • • Recall
Number of Questions 10 (GA) + 55 (subject) = 65 Questions
Distribution of Questions in all Papers except AR, CY, EY, GG, MA, PH, XH and XL Engineering Mathematics – 13 Marks Technical Questions – 72 Marks General Aptitude – 15 Marks
Distribution of Questions in AR, CY, EY, GG, MA, PH, XH and XL Questions from Subject Concerned – 85 Marks General Aptitude – 15 Marks
Total Marks 100 Marks
Marking Scheme All of the questions will be worth 1 or 2 marks

Gate 2022 Marking Scheme

Candidates can check the marking scheme for GATE 2022 below:

Paper Code General Aptitude (GA) Marks Subject Marks Total Marks Total Time (Minutes)
AE, AR, AG, BT, CE, CH, CS, CY, EC, EE, ES, EY, IN, MA, ME, MN, MT, PE, PH, PI, TF, ST, and BM 15 85 100 180
GG [Part A + Part B (Section 1 Geology OR Section 2 Geophysics)] 15 25 + 60 100 180
XE (Section A + Any TWO Sections) 15 15 + (2 x 35) 100 180
XH (Section B1 + Any ONE Section) 15 25 + (1 x 60) 100 180
XL (Section P + Any TWO Sections) 15 25 + (2 x 30) 100 180

GATE 2022 Syllabus

This year onwards The GATE Exam will have 29 disciplines/ subjects. A candidate can appear only in any one paper of the interested discipline. To ace qualifying marks in GATE 2022 Exam, you must be aware of the detailed syllabus for your respective subject. Click on the below link and go through the detailed GATE 2022 Syllabus and begin with your preparation from now onwards.

Check Gate 2022 Elaborated Exam Pattern, Syllabus, Marking Scheme

Paper Codes for GATE 2022

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

GATE 2022 Paper Codes for XE, XH, and XL Papers

XE Paper Sections Code XL Paper Sections Code XH Paper Sections Code
Engineering Mathematics(Compulsory – 15 Marks) A Chemistry (Compulsory- 25 Marks) P Reasoning and Comprehension (Compulsory) (25 marks) B1
Any two optional sections (2×35 = 70 marks) Any two optional sections (2×30 = 60 marks) Anyone optional section (60 marks)
Fluid Mechanics B Biochemistry Q Economics C1
Materials Science C Botany R English C2
Solid Mechanics D Microbiology S Linguistics C3
Thermodynamics E Zoology T Philosophy C4
Polymer Science and Engineering F Food Technology U Psychology C5
Food Technology G Sociology C6
Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences H

GATE 2022 Cut Off Marks

The cut off marks will be released after the GATE 2022 exam is conducted in February 2022. Till then the candidates can have a look at the previous year “GATE 2021 Cut Off marks and highest marks”

There are two types of Cut-Off, one is the Qualifying Cut Off and the other is Admission Cut Off which are explained below

GATE Qualifying Cut Off: These are the minimum marks that candidate should score to qualify for the exam. There is subject cut off also. GATE qualifying cut off will be released by the conducting body.

GATE Admission Cut Off: This Cut Off is released by the individual institutes and depend on the number of seats, number of applicants, category of applicants, etc.

The GATE Cut-off for 2021 is given below.

GATE 2021 Cut Off
Paper Code Highest Score Highest Marks (out of 100) Cut-off Marks (out of 100)
AE 1000 84 26.3
AG 1000 61.33 25
AR 1000 79.67 40.9
BM 1000 64 25
BT 1000 75.33 30
CE* 1000 95.56 29.2
CH 1000 89.67 35.1
CS* 1000 87.81 26.1
CY 996 91.33 36.2
EC 1000 82 25
EE 974 85.33 30.3
ES 966 88 39.6
EY 1000 78 35.7
GG (Geology) 945 72.67 38.9
GG (Geophysics) 1000 68.67 44.8
IN 933 79 36
MA 1000 68.33 29
ME* 979 93.22 33
MN 1000 77.67 31
MT 923 87.67 48.5
PE 947 88.67 51.4
PH 1000 69.67 32.8
PI 939 83.67 35.7
ST 1000 51.67 25
TF 945 79.67 41.8
XE 1000 90.33 37
XH-C1 (Economics) 1000 62.67 29.4
XH-C2 (English) 986 77.67 41.7
XH-C3 (Linguistics) 1000 65.67 35.3
XH-C4 (Philosophy) 1000 71 37.9
XH-C5 (Psychology) 1000 77.33 48.5
XH-C6 (Sociology) 1000 66 34.3
XL 983 74.33 36

GATE 2022 Admit Card

The conducting organization will be releasing the GATE Admit Card 2021 on 03rd January 2022 as notified in the notification. The GATE 2022 exam has been scheduled for 5th, 6th, 12th, and 13th February 2022, and the admit card will be released by IIT Kharagpur. The candidates will need to enter their enrollment ID and password to download their GATE 2022 Admit card.

GATE 2022 Answer Key

Firstly the provisional answer will be released by the authority on the official website for each exam shift. The candidates will submit their objections to the answer key if any, and the final GATE 2022 Answer key will be released after assessing the objections submitted.

GATE Result 2022

The GATE 2022 results are expected to be released on 17th March 2022. Candidates can check their results along with the scorecard after the release of the result by the conducting body. These scores will be used by different institutes and PSU for the admission and recruitment process.

GATE 2022 ScoreCard

IIT Kharagpur will be releasing GATE 2022 scorecards for the candidates who qualify in the written examination after the declaration of GATE results. The GATE 2022 mark sheet will be made available online on the official website (GOAPS) portal. Candidates need to enter their enrollment ID and password to download their GATE scorecard. GATE 2022 scorecard will contain all the important details including candidates marks, score, all India rank, qualifying marks, etc.

GATE 2022 Exam Centres

The candidates will have to choose an exam centre for GATE 2022 while filling the online application form. Allotment of GATE 2022 exam centres will be done as per preference and availability. There are eight zonal centres under which various cities are listed where the examination will be conducted.

GATE 2022 Exam Centre
Zone No. Zonal GATE Office List of Examination Cities/Town
1 IISc Bangalore Ananthapuramu, 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
2 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
3 IIT Delhi Ajmer, Alwar, Bahadurgarh, Bikaner, Faridabad-Palwal, Greater Noida, Gurugram, Hisar, Indore, Jaipur, Jammu-Samba, Jodhpur, Karnal, Kota, Mathura, New Delhi, Rohtak, Sikar, Udaipur, Ujjain, Srinagar
4 IIT Guwahati Agartala, Aizawl, Asansol-Durgapur, Bokaro Steel City, Burdwan, Dhanbad, Dibrugarh, Dimapur, Gangtok, Guwahati, Imphal, Itanagar, Jorhat, Kalyani, Muzaffarpur, Patna, Purnea, Shillong, Silchar, Siliguri, Tezpur
5 IIT Kanpur Agra, Aligarh, Allahabad, Bareilly, Bhopal, Gorakhpur, Gwalior, Jabalpur, Kanpur, Lucknow, Varanasi
6 IIT Kharagpur Balasore, 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
7 IIT Madras Alappuzha, 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, Pala, Puducherry (Pondicherry), Salem, Thanjavur, Thiruvananthapuram, Thoothukudi, Tiruchirapalli, Tirunelveli, Tirupati, Vellore, Villupuram, Virudhunagar, Warangal
8 IIT Roorkee Ambala, 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
9 Foreign Candidates Addis Ababa (Ethiopia), Colombo (Sri Lanka), Dhaka (Bangladesh), Dubai (UAE), Kathmandu (Nepal), Singapore

Gate 2022 Conducting Body

The exam is jointly conducted by IIT Bombay, IIT Delhi, IIT Guwahati, IIT Kanpur, IIT Kharagpur, IIT Madras, IIT Roorkee, and Indian Institute for Science, Bangalore (IISC Bangalore), on a rotational basis. The following table shows the organizing institutes in various years:

Year Organizing Institute
2022 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

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