GATE 2022: Application Form (Till 24th Sep), Exam Dates (Out), Eligibility

gate 2022GATE 2022 Application Form can be filled till 24th September 2021. Exam Dates has been released. GATE (Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering) is a national level engineering entrance exam. Every year it is being conducted by IISC Bangalore and seven IIT’s. GATE 2022 is being organised by IIT, Kharagpur. Through this exam, the qualified candidates get admission into master’s & direct doctoral programs in the field of Engineering/ Architecture/ Technology/ Arts & Science, etc. Qualification in GATE is mandatory for seeking admission in various institutions. Also, GATE scores are used by many PSUs for their recruitment procedure. In this article, we have provided complete information related to GATE 2022 application, exam dates, eligibility, pattern, etc.

Application Form Exam Dates Exam Pattern

  Eligibility Syllabus FAQs

GATE 2022 Notifications – Application Till 24th Sep

newiconGATE 2022 Registration can be done till 24th September 2021. Check here for application details.

newiconGATE 2022 Exam will be conducted on 5th, 6th, 12th and 13th February 2022. Two new papers NM (Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering) and GE (Geomatics Engineering) has been added in GATE 2022 exam.  Check other details from below.

newiconGATE 2022 will be held for 29 subjects. Two new papers have been added this year – Naval Architecture & Marine Engineering, and Geomatics Engineering.  Check other details from below.

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newiconGATE 2022 exam will be organized by IIT Kharagpur.  Check other details from below.

GATE 2022 Important Dates

Students can check complete GATE Exam dates for session 2022 in the below section:

EventsDates 2022 (Announced)
Release of notification1st August 2021
Release of application form2nd September 2021
End of application process24th September 2021
Last date of registration with late fee payment1st October 2021
Last date to make changes in category, paper and exam city with additional fee payment12th November 2021
Release of admit card3rd January 2022
GATE 2022 Exam5th, 6th, 12th, 13th February 2022
Release of answer keyFebruary/ March 2022
Declaration of result17th March 2022
Availability of scorecard21st March to 31st May 2022
Counselling startsIn the month of April 2022

GATE 2022 Application Form

We have provided complete details about GATE 2022 Application form in the below given section:

  • Students can apply for GATE 2022 from 2nd September 2021.
  • The application form can be filled through GOAPs portal online.
  • The application process consist of various steps – Online Registration, filling of personal, academic & other details, uploading of images/ documents, payment of application fee, etc.
  • Candidates must go through complete instructions provided for registration before filling the application form.
  • Last date of submission of application form is till 24th September 2021 (without late fee). With late fee, candidates can register online till 1st October 2021.
  • Entire process of application including uploading of images/ documents can be done through online mode. Sending of hard copy of application or documents to authority is not required.
  • There are 29 subjects (papers) in GATE 2022. Candidates can appear for one or two papers.
  • Candidates must fill only one application form even if he/ she is appearing for two papers. More than one application forms will get rejected & fee will not be refunded.
  • Students are provided correction facility till 12th November 2021 in the category, paper & exam city by paying additional fee.
  • After completion of application process, students must take printout of the application form for further reference.

Application Fee:

  • Application Fee for various categories and centres can be checked in the below given table:
  • Payment mode: Application fee payment can be done through online mode using debit /credit card/ net banking/ wallet.
  • The application fee is non-refundable or transferable.
For Exam Centres in IndiaApplication Fee (Regular Period)During the Extended Period (Application fee + late fee)
Female candidatesRs. 750Rs. 1250
SC/ST/PwD category candidatesRs. 750Rs. 1250
All other candidatesRs. 1500Rs. 2000
For Foreign nationality/ NRIs
Exam Centres in IndiaRs. 1500Rs. 2000
Check HereHow to Fill GATE Application Form

GATE 2022 Application Correction

In case of mistakes in application details while filling the application, candidates can make correction during correction period. GATE application correction window will open after the completion of registration process.

Students are advised to make correction in the application before the last date of correction. Candidates will be able to make changes in category, paper and exam city with additional fee payment till 12th November 2021.

No correction facility will be provided after the last date. Failing to make correction in application form will lead to rejection of form.

GATE 2022 Eligibility Criteria

Candidates can check complete GATE Eligibility criteria in the given below section before filling application form:

General Eligibility Criteria:

  • Applying candidate must have completed or currently studying in 3rd year or higher years of UG degree course in the field of Engineering/ Technology/ Architecture/ Commerce/ Arts/ Science.
  • There is no age limit to appear for GATE exam.

Course -Wise Eligibility Criteria:

  • Candidates can check complete course wise eligibility criteria in the below given table:
Qualifying DegreeQualifying Degree/ ExaminationsEligibilityYear of Qualification not later than
B.E./ B.Tech./ B.Pharm.Bachelor’s degree holders 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 grade OR already completed2023
B. Arch.Bachelor’s degree holders of Architecture (5 years course)/ Naval Architecture (4 years course)/ Planning (4 years course)Currently in the 3rd year OR higher grade OR already completed2024 (for 5 year) & 2022 (for 4 year)
B.Sc. (Research)/ B.S.Bachelor’s degree in Science (Post-Diploma/ 4 years after 10+2)Currently in the 3rd year OR higher grade OR already completed2023
Pharm. D. (after 10+2)Degree holder of 6 years program, consisting of internship OR residency training. during 3rd year onwardsCurrently in the 3rd/4th/5th/6th year OR already completed2025
MBBSDegree holders of M.B.B.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 Science / Mathematics/ Statistics/ Computer Applications/ Arts or equivalentCurrently in the first year OR higher OR already completed2023
Int. M.E./ M.Tech. (Post-B.Sc.)Post- BSc Integrated Master’s degree programs in Engineering/ Technology (4 years program)Currently in the 1st/ 2nd/ 3rd/ 4th year OR already completed2025
Int. M.E./ M.Tech. or Dual Degree (after Diploma or 10+2)Integrated Master’s degree program or Dual Degree program in Engineering/ Technology (5 years program)Currently in the 3rd/ 4th/ 5th year OR already completed2024
Int. M.Sc./ Int. B.S.-M.S.Integrated M.Sc. OR 5 years integrated B.S.-M.S. programCurrently in the 3rd year OR higher OR already completed2023
B.Sc/ B.Com/ B.ABachelor’s degree in any branch of Arts/ Commerce/ Science (3 years program)Currently in the 3rd year OR already completed2022
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

GATE 2022 Exam Pattern

Check below complete details related to GATE Exam pattern:

  • Examination Mode: GATE exam will be conducted in online CBT mode.
  • Number of subjects/ papers: In GATE exam there will be 29 papers.
  • Number of Sections: There will be two sections in paper – General Aptitude (GA) & Candidate’s selected subject.
  • Type of Questions: There will be some multiple-choice questions (MCQs). While the remaining questions will include Multiple Select Questions (MSQs) and/ or Numerical Answer Type (NAT) questions.
  • Number of Questions: There will be total of 65 questions in the paper. 10 questions in GA section and 55 questions in candidate’s selected subject.
  • Time Duration: The paper will be of 3 hours duration.
  • Maximum Marks: Paper will be of total 100 marks.
  • Marking Scheme: Questions in paper will be of 1 and 2 marks. There will be negative marking in MCQs for each incorrect answer chosen. In MCQs section, 1/3 mark will be deducted for 1-mark MCQ and likewise 2/3 mark will be deducted for 2-mark MCQ. There will be no negative marking for incorrect option chosen in MSQ & NAT section.

Check detailed marks distribution in the below given table:

Paper CodeGeneral Aptitude (GA) sectionSubject MarksTotal Marks
AE, BT, AG, CH, CE, CY, CS, EE, EC, EY, ES, MA, IN, MN, ME, PE, MT, PI, PH, ST, TF & BM1585100
AR (Part A + Part B (B1: Architecture or B2: Planning)1560 + 25100
GE (Part A + Part B (Section 1 or Section II)1555 + 30100
GG (Part A + Part B (Section 1 Geology OR Section 2 Geophysics))1525 + 60100
XE (Section A + Any two sections)1515 + (2 x 35)100
XH (Section B1 + Any one section)1525 + 60100
XL (Section P + Any two sections)1525 + (2 x 30)100

GATE Papers & Codes

PaperCodePaperCode
Aerospace EngineeringAEMathematicsMA
Architecture & PlanningARInstrumentation EngineeringIN
Agricultural EngineeringAGMining EngineeringMN
Bio medical EngineeringBMMechanical EngineeringME
BiotechnologyBTMetallurgical EngineeringMT
Chemical EngineeringCHPhysicsPH
Civil EngineeringCEPetroleum EngineeringPE
ChemistryCYProduction & Industrial EngineeringPI
Computer Science & Information TechnologyCSTextile Engineering & Fibre ScienceTF
Electrical EngineeringEEStatisticsST
Electronics and Communication EngineeringECEngineering SciencesXE
Ecology & EvolutionEYLife SciencesXL
Environmental Science & EngineeringESHumanities & Social SciencesXH
Geology & GeophysicsGGGeomatics EngineeringGE
Naval Architecture & Marine EngineeringNM

GATE 2022 Syllabus

GATE Syllabus 2022 for various subjects/ papers can be checked through online mode on the website. Students must go through the complete syllabus provided on the website of GATE.

We have provided below some of the topics which come under various GATE subjects/ papers. To know about complete GATE Syllabus, check here:

Bio-medical Engineering (BM): Engineering Mathematics, Signals and Systems, Electrical Circuits, Measurements and Control Systems, Analog and Digital Electronics, Sensors and Bioinstrumentation, Measurements and Control Systems, Biomechanics, Human Anatomy and Physiology, Biomaterials, Medical Imaging Systems.

Architecture and Planning (AR): Architecture and Design, Construction and Management, Building Materials, Environmental Planning and Design, Building and Structure, etc.

Mathematics (MA): Linear Algebra, Algebra, Complex Analysis, Functional Analysis, Real Analysis, Numerical Analysis, etc.

Electronics and Communication Engineering (EC): Engineering Mathematics, Networks, Electronic Devices, Signals and Systems, Digital Circuits, Analog Circuits, etc.

Chemical Engineering (CH): Process Calculations and Thermodynamics, Engineering Mathematics, Fluid Mechanics and Mechanical Operations, etc.

Instrumentation Engineering (IN): Engineering Mathematics, Signals and Systems, Electrical Circuits, Control Systems, etc.

Petroleum Engineering (PE): Linear Algebra, Petroleum Formation Evaluation, Oil and Gas Well Testing, etc.

Civil Engineering (CE): Engineering Mathematics, Structural Engineering, Geotechnical Engineering, Structural Engineering, etc.

Statistics (ST): Calculus, Probability, Linear Algebra, Inference, Stochastic Processes, Multivariate Analysis, Design of Experiments & Regression Analysis.

GATE 2022 Preparation Tips

Go through given below complete GATE Preparation tips for help in exam preparation:

  • Students must check complete GATE Syllabus and pattern to know its detailed information.
  • Make a proper routine before you start your exam preparation.
  • Go through all the topics step by step and revise after completion of syllabus.
  • Practice previous year question papers and sample papers.
  • Make notes of the important topics and go through these notes during revision.
  • Attempt online/ offline mock tests for practice.
  • Eat, sleep & also do other activities properly for a fresh mind and body. This helps in maintaining good concentration towards studies.

Also Check:

GATE Exam Guidelines

GATE Books

GATE Virtual Calculator

FAQ’s (Frequently Asked Questions)

Answer: The application form of GATE 2022 has been released via online mode. No offline applications is accepted.

Answer: There are total of 29 papers/ subjects in GATE. Candidates can appear for 1 or 2 subjects (as per the prescribed set of combinations) in the GATE exam.

Answer: Yes, corrections facility is provided after the last date of registration.

Answer: Yes, your application form gets rejected if not uploaded in prescribed format. Make changes during the correction period.

Answer: There is no age limit to apply for GATE so you can apply for any number of times.

Answer: Yes, you can apply. As per the new changes made in the eligibility, students who have completed their 10+2+2 or 10+3+1 and are in their 3rd year of UG degree/ higher years of study/ graduated in any government approved degree in Engineering/ Architecture/ Technology/ Science/ Arts/ Commerce are eligible to apply.

Answer: No, candidates must fill only one application form even if he/ she is appearing for two papers. More than one application forms will get rejected.

Answer: You must make a fresh payment. The amount of previous payment will be credited back to your account within few days.

Answer: No, candidates are not allowed to take calculator but a virtual scientific calculator is provided at the exam hall.

Answer: If you are in the final year of the qualifying degree program, you are required to upload a Certificate from the Head of the Department/ Institute in which you are studying.

GATE 2022 Admit Card

Students will be able to download GATE Admit Card through online mode. It will be available for downloading from 3rd January 2022. The authority will not send any printed copy of admit card to candidates by post.

Complete instructions and exam details like exam centre, date, time, etc. will be mentioned in the admit card. No requests for changes in exam centre, date/ time mentioned in admit card will be entertained by the authority. Students are advised to go through complete details provided in the hall ticket before appearing for the exam.

GATE 2022 Answer Key

GATE Answer key will be made available on the website from third week of February 2022. Along with the answer key, the question papers & candidate’s responses will be also provided on the website.

The authority will first provide the provisional answer key through which candidates will be able to check the correct answers and make objections in case of any discrepancy in the key.

The objection against the answer key can be made by the students for a certain time period with certain payment of fee.

GATE 2022 Cut Off

GATE Cut Off can be checked by the students online after the conclusion of exam. The cut off marks will be separately obtained by the candidates for various subjects/ papers. The cut off marks are the minimum marks which candidates have to obtain in the exam to qualify GATE.

The cut off marks are decided by the authority and released for various category candidates separately. The expected cut off marks can be checked by the candidates below:

StreamsGeneralOBCSC/ ST/ PH
Computer Science2522.3016.23
Civil Engineering26.7018.124.20
Electronics and Communication2525.516.50
Chemical Engineering37.13425.0
Mechanical Engineering34.631.523.4
Petroleum Engineering39.535.226.3

GATE 2022 Result

Candidates can check GATE Result from the website on 17th March 2022. The results will be out through online mode after the final evaluation of exam papers. Candidates will be able to check their results by entering their login details in the GOAPs portal.

The result will show the candidate’s performance of the entrance exam and tell the qualifying status of the candidate. Students must keep their downloaded result card safely with them till the completion of admission procedure.

GATE 2022 Scorecard

GATE Scorecards will be available on the website for downloading few days after the declaration of result. Only the qualified candidates will be able to obtain it from GOAPs portal. It will be available for downloading free of cost from 21st March to 31st May 2022.

Students are advised to keep the softcopy of scorecard safely for any further reference in future. The scorecard will be valid for 3 years from the date of announcement of result. There is no provision for issue of hardcopies of GATE scorecard.

GATE 2022 Counselling

After the declaration of results, a centralized counselling will be organized by CCMT. GATE Counselling process will start in the month of April 2022. For the participation of the qualified candidates in GATE counselling, the candidates must pay the counselling fee first.

The centralized counselling process of GATE will be carried out in three stages – Online registration, choice filling & locking of choices, online seat allotment, seat acceptance fee payment & physical reporting at centre and admission to allotted institute.

GATE 2022 Admission

After participating in the counselling process, the qualified candidates will be required to download their provisional admission letter (PAL). The admission letter will mention the name of institution and other details where candidates have to report for admission.

On the day of reporting, the students have to carry their all the documents/ certificates for verification. Students have to submit their admission fee & carry out other admission activities as prescribed by the respective institution.

If you have any other query regarding GATE 2022, you can ask you query in the comments section given below.

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