GATE 2022 Registration Started

  • 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 Masters Program and Recruitment by some Public Sector Companies. GATE 2022 is conducted by the Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur and six other Indian Institutes of Technology at Mumbai, Delhi, Guwahati, Kanpur, Chennai, Roorkee & Indian Institute of Science at Bengaluru on behalf of the National Coordination Board – GATE, The Department of Higher Education, Ministry of Education (MoE), Government of India

GATE 2022 – The Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Kharagpur has started the GATE 2022 registration from September 2 online at GATE 2022 application form last date without late fee is September 24. The exam conducting authority will conduct the GATE 2021 exam in online mode on February 5, 6, 12, and 13.

Before filling the application form, candidates have to check the GATE exam eligibility criteria 2022. This year, two new GATE 2022 papers – Naval Architecture & Marine Engineering and Geomatics Engineering are added making the total GATE subject papers to be 29. IIT Kharagpur has decreased the exam centres in various zones for GATE 2022 exam. Candidates willing for M.Tech admission, other PG courses or PSU recruitment through GATE may find their eligibility for GATE exam 2022.

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Latest Updates for GATE

GATE 2022 – What’s New

  • This year, IIT Kharagpur has introduced two new papers for GATE 2022. The new paper introduced this year are Naval Architecture & Marine Engineering and Geomatics Engineering.
  • The exam conducting authority has decreased GATE 2022 exam centres in some zones.
  • A candidate appearing in one or two papers must 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.
  • Direct recruitment to Group A level posts in Central government, i.e., Senior Field Officer (Tele), Senior Research Officer (Crypto) and Senior Research Officer (S&T) in Cabinet Secretariat, Government of India, is now being carried out on the basis of GATE score.
  • Applicants appearing for more than one paper have to pay the GATE 2022 application fee separately for both papers.
  • Separate score and ranking will be provided for candidates appearing for Geology and Geophysics (GG), Humanities and Social Sciences (XH) and Architecture and Planning (AR).
  • CE, CS, EC, EE and ME papers will be conducted in multiple sessions. However, a candidate is allowed to appear in only ONE specified session
  • Applicants must keep the GATE 2022 scorecard safely after the declaration of the result.
  • Qualifying marks for EWS candidates is 90% as that of the General candidates.

GATE 2022 Overview – What is GATE exam?

Examination NameGraduate Aptitude Test in Engineering
Commonly Known AsGATE
Conducting InstituteIIT Kharagpur
GATE 2022
Administered ByJointly by IISc Bangalore and Seven IITs
Purpose of ExaminationQualifying Examination for M.E./ M.Tech/ Ph.D admissions and PSU Recruitment
Application ModeOnline
Mode of ExaminationComputer-Based Mode
Examination Duration180 Minutes (3 Hours)
Frequency of ExaminationAnnual
Total Number of Exam Cities195 (excluding 6 international centres)
Number of GATE Papers29 (Two new Subject papers added)
Number of Questions in Each Paper65
Total Marks of Examination100
Validity of GATE Score/Grade3 Years
Number of Test Takers858,890

GATE 2022 Paper Codes

Architecture and PlanningARAerospace EngineeringAE
Agricultural EngineeringAGBiotechnologyBT
Chemical EngineeringCHCivil EngineeringCE
Computer Science and Information TechnologyCSElectronics and Communication EngineeringEC
Electrical EngineeringEEEcology and EvolutionEY
ChemistryCYGeology and GeophysicsGG
Engineering SciencesXEInstrumentation EngineeringIN
Life SciencesXLMathematicsMA
Metallurgical EngineeringMTMining EngineeringMN
Mechanical EngineeringMEPhysicsPE
Production and Industrial EngineeringPIPetroleum EngineeringPE
StatisticsSTTextile Engineering and Fibre ScienceTF
Biomedical EngineeringBMEnvironmental Science and EngineeringES
Humanities and Social ScienceXHNaval Architecture and Marine EngineeringNM
Geomatics EngineeringGE

GATE 2022 Paper Codes for XE and XL Papers

XE Paper SectionsCodeXL Paper SectionsCode
Engineering Mathematics (Compulsory)AChemistry (Compulsory)P
Fluid MechanicsBBiochemistryQ
Materials ScienceCBotanyR
Solid MechanicsDMicrobiologyS
Polymer Science and EngineeringFFood TechnologyU
Food TechnologyG
Atmospheric and Oceanic SciencesH

GATE 2022 Important Dates

GATE Exam Date 2022

GATE 2022 registration commencementSeptember 2, 2021
GATE 2022 registration last dateSeptember 24, 2021
Last date for submission of GATE application form (by registered candidates) with additional late fee of Rs. 500October 1, 2021
Display of defects in the application formOctober 26, 2021
Last date to make corrections in GATE 2022 application formNovember 1, 2021
Last date to change GATE exam paper, category, and cityNovember 12, 2021
GATE application correction 2 (Name, DOB, contact, university or degree)To be announced
Release of GATE mock testTo be announced
GATE 2022 admit card release dateJanuary 3, 2022
GATE 2022 exam dateFebruary 5, 6, 12 and 13, 2022 (Announced)
Release of GATE response sheetsFebruary, 2022
Availability of GATE 2022 question paperFebruary 2022
GATE answer key release dateFebruary, 2022
Challenging of answer keyMarch, 2022
Release of Final Answer KeyMarch, 2022
GATE result 2022 declaration dateMarch 17, 2022
Availability of scorecardMarch 21, 2022

GATE 2022 Eligibility Criteria

IIT Kharagpur has announced the eligibility criteria applicable for candidates appearing for GATE exam 2022. Candidates need to comply with the GATE eligibility requirements for admissions through GATE 2022 as provided below.

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  • Nationality – GATE 2022 candidates should be citizens of India. Candidates from other countries can apply for the GATE exam 2022 if they meet the given eligibility criteria.
  • Age – There is no age limit for appearing in the GATE 2022 exam.
  • Academic Qualification – Candidates should have completed or be in their pre-final/ final year of Bachelor degree in Engineering/ Technology (B.E./B.Tech) or Postgraduate (M.Sc) degree in any relevant science subject.

GATE 2022 Qualifying Examination


Qualifying Degree/Examination
Description 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

Degree holders of M.B.B.S. and those whoare 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 alreadyCompleted2023
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 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-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 completed
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 alreadycompleted2023
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 CivilEngineers-India and so on)Completed Section A or equivalent of such professional coursesNA

GATE 2022 Registration

IIT Kharagpur has released the GATE application form 2022 on September 2 (revised). GATE 2022 registration portal has been activated by IIT Kharagpur in online mode only. Candidates have to provide their personal, academic and other details while filling the GATE 2022 application form. They also have to upload their photograph, signature and category certificate (for reserved categories).

GATE Application Fees

CategoryGATE Application Fee on or before the given due dateGATE Application Fee During Extended Period
Male Category (General/OBC) and OthersRs. 1500Rs. 2000
SC/ST/PwD and Women (All categories)Rs. 750Rs. 1250

After submission of GATE application form and payment of fee, candidates will also be able to check the status of their application. They will have to login at the COAP portal. The following GATE application status may show up:

  • Received
  • Under Scrutiny
  • Accepted
  • Defect Status
  • Status after Rectification
  • Rejected with Valid Reason

Through this facility, candidates may resolve the shortcomings in order to register properly for GATE 2022.

GATE 2022 Application Form Correction

IIT Kharagpur provides the GATE application form 2022 correction for a certain period of time. Candidates will have to login at GOAPS 2022 portal to make corrections. Registered candidates can use the facility of GATE 2022 application form correction to rectify the defects. Candidates will be allowed to make changes in name, DOB, contact, university or degree. Information such as exam paper, city, gender, category, and applicant details will not be open for correction. To access the GATE 2022 application form for correction, login to GOAPS account.

Details to be edited in GATE 2022 Application

  • Name of the candidate
  • Date of Birth
  • Name of Parent/Guardian
  • Country of Residence
  • Parent/Guardian’s Mobile Number
  • Correspondence Address
  • Qualifying Degree Details

GATE 2022 Exam Pattern

IIT Kharagpur has announced the exam pattern applicable for GATE exam 2022. It defines the mode in which GATE 2022 will be conducted, the number of papers, total questions and much more. Candidates may find the GATE exam pattern 2022 in the table below.

GATE Exam Pattern

Examination ModeComputer Based Test (Online)
Duration3 Hours
Number of Papers in GATE 202229 Papers
SectionGeneral Aptitude (GA)Candidate Selected Subject
Type of QuestionsMultiple Choice Questions (MCQs)Multiple Select Questions (MSQs)Numerical Answer Type (NAT) Questions
Design of QuestionsThe questions are designed to test the listed abilitiesApplicationAnalysisComprehensionRecallSynthesis
Number of Questions65 Questions (including 10 questions from General Aptitude)
Distribution of Questions in all Papers except AR, CY, EY, GG, MA, PH and XLEngineering Mathematics – 13 MarksSubject Questions – 72 MarksGeneral Aptitude – 15 Marks
Distribution of Questions in AR, CY, EY, GG, MA, PH, XH and XLQuestions from Subject Concerned – 85 MarksGeneral Aptitude – 15 Marks
Total Marks100 Marks
Marking SchemeAll of the questions will be worth 1 or 2 marks

GATE 2022 Marking Scheme

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 Syllabus 2022

IIT Kharagpur has released the syllabus for GATE 2022 in online mode. The GATE syllabus 2022 comprises subjects and topics that candidates will have to study to prepare for the exam. The GATE 2022 syllabus of each paper is different, thus, candidates will have to check according to the discipline that they select. Candidates may note that the General Aptitude section has to be prepared by all as it is compulsory for every GATE 2022 paper.

GATE Mock Test 2022

IIT Kharagpur shall release the mock test of GATE 2022 on the official website. Through the mock test of GATE, the candidates will get familiar with the GATE exam pattern 2022. It is a simulation of the real exam and will help candidates in preparing for the upcoming examination. Authorities release separate mock tests for all the papers conducted by them. GATE 2022 mock test will be 3 hours long and will consist of objective type questions.

GATE Question Papers

The authorities shall release GATE 2022 question paper online on the official after the exam is concluded. However, various coaching institutes will be releasing unofficial GATE question papers on the exam day itself. Candidates appearing for GATE 2022 should refer to the previous year question papers to understand the style of questions asked in the examination. Candidates may find below the previous year GATE question papers for practice.

GATE 2022 Admit Card

IIT Kharagpur shall release GATE admit card 2022 online on the official website. Candidates who register for GATE 2022 exam before last date will be issued admit cards by the authorities. Candidates appearing for the exam will have to carry the GATE admit card 2022 along with a valid photo ID for identification purposes.

How to download the GATE admit card?

  • Visit the GATE 2022 official website.
  • Enter the enrollment number and password
  • Click on GATE Login
  • Click on the GATE admit card download link
  • Admit card will be downloaded in the pdf format
  • Save it and take a print out to be carried while appearing for the exam

GATE 2022 Exam Centres

IIT Kharagpur has announced the zone wise cities conducting GATE exam 2022. Candidates will have to select the cities in the order of preference while filling the GATE application form 2022 for the centre they wish to appear for the exam.

Exam Cities for GATE 2022

Zonal GATE OfficeList of Examination Cities/Town
IISc BangaloreAnanthapuramu (AP), Angamaly (KL), Bagalkot (KA), Ballari (Bellary KA), Belagavi (Belgaum KA), Bengaluru North (KA), Bengaluru South (KA), Bidar (KA), Chikkamagaluru (KA), Davanagere (KA), Hassan (KA), Hubballi (Hubli KA), Hyderabad (TS), Kalaburagi (Gulbarga KA), Kannur (KL), Kasaragod (KL), Kolar (KA), Kozhikode (KL), Kurnool (AP), Malappuram (KL), Mangaluru (KA), Manipal (KA), Mysuru (Mysore KA), Palakkad (KL), Payyanur (KL), Port Blair (AN), Shivamogga (Shimoga KA), Thrissur (KL), Tumakuru (KA), Vatakara (KL)
IIT Bombay (Conducting Authority)Ahmedabad (GJ), Ahmednagar (MH), Akola (MH), Amravati (MH), Anand (GJ), Aurangabad (MH), Baramati (MH), Bhavnagar (GJ), Bhuj (GJ), Dhule (MH), Gandhinagar (GJ), Goa (GA), Jalgaon (MH), Kolhapur (MH), Mehsana (GJ), Mumbai-Navi Mumbai-Thane (MH), Nagpur (MH), Nanded (MH), Nashik (MH), Pune (MH), Panvel-Raigad (MH), Rajkot (GJ), Ratnagiri (MH), Sangamner-Loni-Shirdi (MH), Sangli (MH), Satara (MH), Solapur (MH), Surat (GJ), Vadodara (GJ), Vasai-Palghar (MH)
IIT DelhiAjmer (RJ), Alwar (RJ), Bikaner (RJ), Faridabad (HR), Greater NOIDA (UP), Gurugram (HR), Hisar (HR), Indore (MP), Jaipur (RJ), Jammu-Samba (JK), Jodhpur (RJ), Kota (RJ), Mathura (UP), New Delhi (DL), Sikar (RJ), Sonepat (HR), Srinagar (JK), Udaipur (RJ), Ujjain (MP) – (19 Cities).
IIT GuwahatiAgartala (TR), Aizawl (MZ), Asansol-Durgapur (WB), Bokaro Steel City (JH), Burdwan (WB), Dhanbad (JH), Dibrugarh (AS), Dimapur-Kohima (NL), Gangtok (SK), Guwahati (AS), Imphal (MN), Itanagar (AR), Jorhat (AS), Kalyani (WB), Muzaffarpur (BR), Patna (BR), Purnea (BR), Shillong (ML), Silchar (AS), Siliguri (WB), Tezpur (AS)
IIT KanpurAgra (UP), Aligarh (UP), Allahabad (UP), Bareilly (UP), Bhopal (MP), Gorakhpur (UP), Gwalior (MP), Jabalpur (MP), Jhansi (UP), Kanpur (UP), Lucknow (UP), Sagar (MP), Satna (MP), Varanasi (UP)
IIT KharagpurBaharampur-Murshidabad (WB), Balasore (OD), Berhampur (OD), Bhilai (CH), Bhubaneswar (OD), Bilaspur (CH), Cuttack (OD), Dhenkanal (OD), Eluru (AP), Hazaribag (JH), Hooghly (WB), Jamshedpur (JH), Kakinada (AP), Kharagpur (WB), Kolkata (WB), Machilipatnam (AP), Raipur (CH), Rajamahendravaram (Rajahmundry AP), Ranchi (JH), Rourkela (OD), Sambalpur (OD), Srikakulam (AP), Tadepalligudem (AP), Vijayawada (AP), Visakhapatnam (AP), Vizianagaram (AP)
IIT MadrasAlappuzha (KL), Aluva-Ernakulam (KL), Attingal (KL), Chengannur (KL), Chennai South (TN), Chennai West (TN), Chirala (AP), Chittoor (AP), Coimbatore (TN), Cuddalore (TN), Dindigul (TN), Gudur (AP), Guntur (AP), Idukki (KL), Kadapa (AP), Kanjirapally (KL), Kanyakumari-Nagercoil (TN), Karimnagar (TS), Khammam (TS), Kodad (TS), Kollam (KL), Kothamangalam (KL), Kottayam (KL), Madurai (TN), Muvattupuzha (KL), Namakkal (TN), Nellore (AP), Ongole (AP), Puducherry (PY), Salem (TN), Thanjavur (TN), Thiruvananthapuram (KL), Thoothukudi (TN), Tiruchirapalli (TN), Tirunelveli (TN), Tirupati (AP), Vellore (TN), Villupuram (TN), Virudhunagar (TN), Warangal (TS)
IIT RoorkeeAmbala (HR), Amritsar (PB), Bathinda (PB), Dehradun (UK), Ghaziabad (UP), Haldwani (UK), Hamirpur-Una (HP), Jalandhar (PB), Karnal (HR), Kurukshetra (HR), Ludhiana (PB), Meerut (UP), Mohali-Chandigarh (PB), Moradabad (UP), Muzaffarnagar (UP), NOIDA (UP), Panipat (HR), Pathankot (PB), Patiala-Sangrur (PB), Roorkee (UK), Shimla-Solan (HP), Yamunanagar (HR)
Foreign CandidatesAddis Ababa (Ethiopia), Colombo (Sri Lanka), Dhaka (Bangladesh), Dubai (UAE), Kathmandu (Nepal), Singapore

GATE 2022 Answer Key

IIT Kharagpur shall release GATE answer keys online on the official website. First, the provisional GATE 2022 answer key will be released which shall be subject to objections by candidates who appeared in the exam. After considering the candidate challenges, the final GATE answer key will be released by the authorities. IIT Kharagpur shall prepare GATE 2022 results based on the final answer key.

GATE Response Sheet 2022

IIT Kharagpur shall release candidate response sheets for GATE 2022 online on the official website. The GATE response sheet 2022 will be available a few days after the exam is concluded. Candidates will have to log in using their enrolment ID and password for GATE response sheet download. It allows candidates to know their responses in the examination for each question in GATE exam 2022.

GATE Result 2022

The concerned authorities at IIT Kharagpur shall declare GATE 2022 result online on the official website. Candidates will have to login using their enrolment ID/ email and password to access the GATE result 2022. The qualifying GATE cutoff will be mentioned along with the candidate details and marks scored.

How to check GATE 2022 result?

  • Visit the GOAPS portal and log in.
  • To login, enter GATE enrollment ID or email address and password.
  • Click on the ‘result’ tab.
  • GATE 2022 result shall appear on the screen.
  • Candidates may check details and save the GATE result for future reference.

GATE Scorecard 2022

IIT Kharagpur shall release GATE 2022 score cards for qualified candidates after declaration of GATE results. The GATE mark sheet will be available online on the official website (GOAPS) portal. Candidates need to enter their enrollment ID and password for GATE scorecard download. GATE 2022 score card will contain details like candidates marks, score, all India rank, qualifying marks, total number of candidates appeared, etc.

  • For candidates appearing for Geology and Geophysics (GG) papers, separate score and ranking will be provided based on their selection of sections.
  • For candidates appearing for Humanities and Social Sciences (XH) papers, separate score and ranking will be provided based on their selection of sections.
  • For candidates appearing for Architecture and Planning (AR) papers, separate score and ranking will be provided based on their selection of sections.

GATE 2022 Toppers

IIT Kharagpur shall announce toppers for GATE exam 2022 who score the highest marks in their respective papers. Candidates may find GATE toppers for the previous year in the table below:

GATE 2021 Toppers List with Marks

Name of the candidatePaper codeGATE scoreMarks out of 100
SAMBIT PARIDAGG(Geology)94572.67
RAJU KUMARGG(Geophysics)100068.67
B VINITHMT92387.67
ARGHYA BANERJEEXH – C1Economics100062.67
SHIVANI KUMARIXH – C2English98677.67
TUSHAR CHATURVEDIXH – C4Philosophy100071
SHIVAM RAJENDRA BOHRAXH – C5Psychology100077.33
MOHD UMAR KHANXH – C5Psychology100077.33
ARUN SARASWATXH – C6Sociology100066

GATE Cutoff 2022

The conducting authorities announce qualifying GATE marks for each paper. It serves as the GATE 2022 cutoff marks which the candidates should have obtained in order to be considered qualified in the exam. Also, the GATE counselling conducting authorities announce the cutoff marks for each participating institute for GATE 2022. The table below contains GATE qualifying marks for the previous session.

GATE 2021 Cutoff

Paper CodeHighest ScoreHighest Marks (outof 100)Cut-off Marks (outof 100)
GG (Geology)94572.6738.9
GG (Geophysics)100068.6744.8
XH-C2 (English)98677.6741.7

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