GATE 2022 will be held on February 5 – 6, 2022, and February 12 -13, 2022. GATE 2022 application form has started on September 2, 2021. The eligible students can fill the registration form till September 24, 2021. It will be held in different cities. GATE 2022 will be conducted by the IIT Kharagpur. GATE 2022 will be held for two more papers i.e Naval Architecture & Marine Engineering (NM) and Geomatics Engineering (GE).
What’s GATE 2022?
The Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering (GATE 2022) is a National Level Test for admission in IITs and IISc and conducted every year by Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs) at Kharagpur, Mumbai, Delhi, Guwahati, Kanpur, Chennai, Roorkee & by the Indian Institute of Science at Bengaluru to test the comprehensive understanding of various subjects in Engineering and Science for the admission into the Master’s programs.
|Name of the exam||GATE 2022|
|Conducting Body||IIT Kharagpur|
|Exam level||National Level Test|
|Mode of exam||Computer Based Test (CBT)|
|Duration of the exam||180 Minutes (3 hours)|
|Number of Papers||29|
|Question Type||MCQ, MSQ, NAT|
|Number of Exam Centers||212 (206 in India, 6 in foreign countries)|
|Official Brochure||Check Here|
GATE 2022 will be held in February on the following dates; February 5, 2021, February 6, 2021, February 12, 2021, and February 13, 2021, in two shifts (Forenoon & Afternoon). GATE 2022 exam dates and important dates for the exam has been notified in the following tabular:
|Start Date To Apply for GATE 2022 Exam||September 2, 2021|
|Last Date to Apply for GATE 2022 Exam||September 24, 2021|
|Last Date to Apply for GATE 2022 (Extended Period With Late Fees)||October 1, 2021|
|Start date to make changes in Application Forms||October 26, 2021|
|Last date to make changes in the Applications||November 1, 2021|
|Last date for change of Category||November 12, 2021|
|Last date for change of paper||November 12, 2021|
|Last date for change of examination center||November 12, 2021|
|Admit Card Release Date||January 3, 2022|
|Date of examination||February 5, 2022February 6, 2022 February 12, 2022 February 13, 2022|
|Result Date||March 17, 2022|
GATE 2022 can be attempted by the students who are in the 3rd or higher year of their degree program. The application process for GATE 2022 will commence on September 2, 2021. Candidates who wish to apply for it must know the eligibility criteria and check the same on GATE’s official website. Anyone is eligible for this entrance if they have one of the necessary qualifications given below:
Candidates belonging to Foreign Nationals and NRIs categories are eligible for GATE 2022 if they have passed or are currently studying for a Master’s/ Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering or equivalent.
Aspirants opting to appear in two papers must have a primary choice of papers as their default choice. The second choice of paper has to be chosen from the combinations given in the table below.
|Code of the first paper||Codes of papers allowed as the second paper||Code of the first paper||Codes of papers allowed as the second paper|
|AE||NM, XE||BT||BM, XL|
|AG||ES, GE, XE, XL||CE||AE, AR, ES, GE, NM|
|BM||BT, EC, IN, XL||CS||EC. GE, MA, ST|
|CY||XL||EC||IN, PH, EE, CS, GE|
|EE||EC, IN||ES||AG, CE, GE|
|EY||XL||GE||CE, GG, ES, MN|
|GG||GE, MN, PE, PH||IN||EC, EE, PH|
|MA||CS, GE, PH, ST||ME||AE, CH, NM, PI, XE|
|MN||GG, XE, GE||MT||PH, XE|
|NM||AE, CE, XE||PE||CH, GG, XE|
|PH||GE, GG, EC, IN, MA, MT, ST, XE||PI||ME, MT, XE|
|XE||AE, AG, PE, PI, CH, ME, MN, MT, TF, NM||XH||ST|
|XL||BM, BT, CY, EY|
The interested candidates can apply for GATE 2022 by following the below steps. Any wrong information entered in the form will result in the disqualification of the candidates. In case of multiple registration, only one of the submitted forms will be considered by the authorities.
GATE 2022 Registration will be done through the GATE Online Application Processing System (GOAPS) portal. Candidates need to enter the following information in the boxes given there:
Candidates have to fill in all required details such as personal (Name, Father’s name, DOB, Passport Size Photos, Identity Card, Valid Signature, etc.), educational information (Name of the program, Result, etc.)
The applicant needs to upload the following documents to get himself/ herself registered for GATE 2022.
The applicants need to pay an application fee for GATE 2022 for the categories that they have applied for. The fee can be paid through net banking or online payment mode. The Fee per subject paper and category or event has been given below. Check the tabular for more details.
|Category/ Particulars||Application fee|
|Female Candidates (Regular Period)||Rs. 750/-|
|Female Candidates (Extended Period)||Rs. 1250/-|
|SC/ ST/ PwD Candidates (Regular Period)||Rs. 750/-|
|SC/ ST/ PwD Candidates (Ext.Period)||Rs. 1250/-|
|All other Candidates (Regular Period)||Rs. 1500/-|
|All other Candidates (Ext. Period)||Rs. 2000/-|
Review the complete application form before submitting it. Keep a hard copy or download the application form for future reference.
The candidates who wish to make changes in the application need to pay one-time fee charges for this process.
|Descriptions of modifications||Fee charges|
|To change examination Centre||Rs. 500/-|
|Change of existing paper||Rs. 500/-|
|To add a second paper||Rs. 500/- (Categories amounts will be applicable)|
|Change of Gender to female||Rs. 500/-|
|Change of Gender form female to any other Gender||Rs. 1250/-|
|Change of Category to SC/ ST/ PwD||Rs. 500/-|
|Change of Category from SC/ ST to any other Category||Rs. 1250/-|
|Change from PwD to Non-PwD||Rs. 1250/-|
|Any other Changes||Rs. 500/-|
No changes have been made in GATE 2022 exam pattern, accept for Architecture and Planning exam pattern which has been revised this year. There are two sections for this exam. One is General Aptitude and the second is questions from candidates’ selected subjects. There are 29 subjects that can be selected according to applicants’ choices and educational qualifications.
|Duration of the exam||3 hours|
|Sections||Two (GA + Subject selected by the Candidate)|
|Types of questions||Multiple Choice Questions Multiple Select Questions Numerical Answer Type Questions.|
|Total Number of questions||65 (GA-10, Subject- 55)|
|Total Marks||100 (GA-15, Subject- 85)|
|Marking Scheme||1 and 2 marks|
|Negative marking||For 1-Mark MCQ, 1/3 mark will be deducted for one wrong answer. For 2-Mark MCQ, 2/3 mark will be deducted for one wrong answer.|
The syllabus consists of General Aptitude and the subjects selected by the candidate. Candidates can choose the subject for GATE 2022 as per their educational qualifications/ interests. The Subject-wise Syllabus for GATE 2022 can be downloaded with the help of the links given in the tabular.
|Papers||Complete Syllabus||Papers||Complete Syllabus|
|Aerospace Engineering||Download||Instrumental Engineering||Download|
|Architecture and Planning||Download||Mechanical Engineering||Download|
|Biomedical Engineering||Download||Mining Engineering||Download|
|Civil Engineering||Download||Naval and Marine Engineering||Download|
|Electronics and Communications||Download||Statistics||Download|
|Textile Engineering and Fibre Science||Download||Engineering Sciences||Download|
|Humanity and Social Sciences||Download||Life Sciences||Download|
|Geology and GeoPhysics||Download||Ecology and Evolution||Download|
|Environment Science & Engineering||Download||Geomatics Engineering||Download|
|Production and Industrial Sciences||Download||Petroleum Engineering||Download|
|Computer Science and Information Technology||Download||–||–|
The syllabus for General Aptitude is the same for all the papers. Questions from Verbal Aptitude, Quantitative Aptitude, Analytical Aptitude, and Spatial Aptitude are asked in the section.
GATE is one of the highly competitive post-graduate entrance examinations. Around 9 lakh students take this exam. So, it’s not a bad idea to join a coaching centre to boost up your preparation.
|Paper Name||Recommended Books|
|GATE BM||Biomedical Instrumentation by R.S Khandpur, Fundamentals of Biomedical Engineering by G.S Sawhney|
|GATE CS||Algorithms by Cormen, Theory of Computation by Ullman, Operating System by Galvin|
|GATE CE||Civil Engineering Gate 2020 30 Years Solution by IES Master, Basic Structural Analysis by C.S.Reddy, Engineering Hydrology by K Subramanya|
|GATE CH||Heat Transfer byBinay. K.Dutta, Mass Transport Phenomena by Christie J. Geankoplis, Chemical Technology by Gopala Rao M|
|GATE EC||Electronic Devices Circuits by Millman and Halkias, Microprocessors by B Ram, Digital Logic and Computer Design|
|GATE EE||Signals & Systems by Oppenheim Wisky, Network Analysis by Val Valken Burg, Power Electronics by UA Bakshi|
|GATE ME||Theory of Machines by RS Khurmi, Strength of Materials by SS Rattan, Engineering Mechanics by SS Bhavikatti|
Candidates can select three cities from the list of examination centers. All three choices must be from the same zone. The changes can be made in the examination centers by the Board. The exam cities for National and International Students are following:
|Zones||Number of GATE Exam Cities|
|IISc Banglore||30 cities|
|IIT Bombay||30 cities|
|IIT Delhi||19 cities|
|IIT Guwahati||21 cities|
|IIT Kanpur||14 cities|
|IIT Kharagpur||26 cities|
|IIT Madras||40 cities|
|IIT Roorkee||22 cities|
GATE Admit Card 2022 will be released on 3 January 2022. Only successfully registered candidates will able to download the admit card. 25-30 days prior to the GATE 2022 exam date. To download the admit card follow the steps below:-
The Result will be announced on March 17, 2021. Candidates will be able to check their results on the official website of GATE 2022. The scorecards will be released for Qualified candidates. Scorecard will remain valid for three years. So, keep it safe. To check GATE 2022 results, students can follow these steps.
IIT Kharagpur will release the GATE 2022 cut off after the declaration of result. Candidates can refer to the GATE 2021 cut off to know the minimum score required for admission.
|Paper Code||For General||For OBC- (NCL)/ EWS||For SC/ ST/ PwD|
*Normalized marks for multisession papers CS, CE, and ME
GATE 2022 counselling process will not be conducted for M.Tech Admission. Top institutes like IITs, NITs and other private institutions have to participate in the counselling process conducted by the separate bodies.
PSUs (Public Sector Undertaking) are the Union or State government-owned enterprises. These companies recruit GATE Qualified candidates every year. The candidates who have achieved a great score are called for Interviews and Group discussions to finalize their selection.
Ques. What is the ideal GATE score for BHEL and NTPC?
Ans. A candidate belonging to the general category with a score of 78/79 (Mechanical)/ 70 (Electrical)/ Electronics (68.68) will get his name in the shortlisted candidates. For NTPC 76 (Mechanical) and 65 (IT) percentile would be enough.
Ques. Can I appear for GATE 2022 if I have backlogs in my semester exams?
Ans. Yes, you can. The condition is that you have to clear those backlogs before admission. Provided that you attach a copy of your mark sheet with your application or a letter from the College Principal or Dean for incomplete certificates due to backlogs.
Ques. What if the photograph has not been uploaded as per the instructions provided in the notification?
Ans. The application will be rejected.
Ques. Does the Question repeat in the GATE exam?
Ans. No, the questions don’t repeat, but the pattern repeats.
Ques. How many subjects can I choose for GATE 2022?
Ans. There are twenty-nine subjects in this examination. You can choose only two subjects, and not more than two.
*The article might have information for the previous academic years, please refer the official website of the exam.