GATE 2022 is scheduled to be conducted on February 5-6 and 12-13, 2022 in two sessions- Forenoon and Afternoon. IIT Kharagpur has extended the last date to fill GATE 2022 Application Form again. Eligible candidates can now complete GATE 2022 Registrations online at the official website- iitkgp.ac.in till September 30 without any late fee. IIT Kharagpur has also recently added Leh (Ladakh) as a new GATE 2022 Exam City. Apply for GATE 2022
What is GATE exam? GATE 2022 is a national-level test conducted by IISc Banglore and seven IITs (at Bombay, Delhi, Guwahati, Kanpur, Kharagpur, Madras and Roorkee) on behalf of NCB-GATE for admission to postgraduate engineering (ME/ M.Tech) or research courses at top colleges in India such as IITs, NITs, IIITs, etc. and for PSU recruitment (at BHEL, GAIL, HAL, IOCL, NTPC, ONGC, PGCI, etc.).
Two new papers have been added to the list of GATE 2022 papers- Naval Architecture & Marine Engineering (NM) and Geomatics Engineering (GE). International GATE Exam Centers have been cancelled this year due to COVID-19. International candidates can instead appear for GATE 2022 at centers in India. No new changes have been made to GATE 2022 Syllabus. However, GATE Exam Pattern for Architecture and Planning (AR) has been revised. GATE 2022 will be conducted online as a 3-hour computer-based test. There will be 65 questions (MCQs, MSQs and NATs) with a total weightage of 100 marks. Check GATE 2022: What’s New!
GATE 2022 Highlights
|GATE Full Form||Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering|
|Organizing Body||IIT Kharagpur|
|Exam Level||All India Level|
|Mode of Application||Online|
|Mode of exam||Computer-based Test (Online)|
|Exam Frequency||Once a year|
|Exam Duration||3 hours (180 minutes)|
|Number of Subject Papers||29|
|Number of Questions||10 (GA) + 55 (subject)= 65|
|Question Type||MCQ, MSQ, NAT|
|Applications Per Year||More than 8 Lakhs (Expected)|
|Number of Exam Centers||206 in India and 6 abroad|
|Official Brochure||Check Here|
GATE 2022 Exam Dates
IIT Kharagpur has released GATE 2022 exam dates along with the official notification. The table below shows the official GATE 2022 exam dates:
|GATE 2022 Events||Exam Dates|
|GATE 2022 Notification Release||July 31, 2021|
|GATE 2022 Registrations||September 2, 2021 to |
|GATE 2022 Form Correction (without late fee)||October 26, 2021 to November 1, 2021|
|GATE 2022 Admit Card Release||January 3, 2022|
|GATE 2022 Exam Dates||February 5-6 and 12-13, 2022|
|GATE 2022 Result Declaration||March 17, 2022|
|Release of GATE 2022 Score Card (without any fee)||March 21, 2021 to May 31, 2021|
GATE 2022 Notification
GATE 2022 Notification has been released on July 31, 2021. IIT Kharagpur has already announced GATE 2022 Exam Dates. The exam is scheduled to be held on February 5-6 and 12-13, 2022. Last year, IIT Bombay had released GATE 2021 notification on the last Sunday of July i.e., July 26, 2020 while the previous year GATE notifications have been released in the month of July. Following a similar pattern, IIT Kharagpur has released the official GATE 2022 notification in July. Along with the official notification, IIT Kharagpur has also released the official syllabus, brochure, exam pattern, and so on. Candidates can check our page for all the latest updates about GATE 2022.
GATE 2022 Organizing Institute (OI)
GATE 2022 will be conducted by IIT Kharagpur. Professor Virendra Kumar Tewari, Director of IIT Kharagpur is the new chairperson for GATE 2022. Each year GATE is organized by any one of the eight institutes- IISc Banglore and seven IITs (Madras, Delhi, Bombay, Kharagpur, Kanpur, Roorkee, Guwahati). Meanwhile, the organizing institute (OI) is responsible for coordination among the administering institutes. Previously IIT Kharagpur has conducted GATE exam in 1988, 1994, 2000, 2006, 2014.
GATE 2022: What’s New!
A meeting of the National Coordination Board (NCB)- GATE was held on May 22, 2021, for the official handover of duty from IIT Bombay to IIT Kharagpur. Certain new changes were proposed and eventually have been implemented for GATE 2022. These include:
- Two new papers added to the list of GATE 2022 papers. NCB-GATE has approved the addition of- Naval Architecture & Marine Engineering (NM) and Geomatics Engineering (GE) as the two new papers.
- GATE 2022 Eligibility Criteria has been expanded allowing BDS and M.Pharma degree candidates to apply for the exam. Check GATE 2022 Eligibility Criteria
- Also with more students appearing for GATE exam from their hometown due to COVID-19, NCB-GATE has proposed setting more number of GATE Exam Centers in 2022. However, IIT Kharagpur has stated that GATE 2022 will not be held at international centers due to COVID-19.
- GATE 2022 Exam Pattern for Architecture and Planning has been revised. The paper will contain two sections- General Aptitude (for 15 marks) and Core Subject further divided into Part A (for 60 marks mandatory for everyone) and Part B (for 25 marks with two optional sections- Part B1 (Architecture) and Part B2 (Planning)). Candidates have to choose one of the two parts from Part B during the exam.
- The Two-Paper Combination introduced last year (allowing candidates to appear for a second GATE paper) has been revised providing more options for candidates to choose from. Check GATE 2022 Two-Paper Combination
- NCB-GATE has also stated that all the benefits given to candidates in GATE 2021 will be continued in 2022 as well.
Changes Introduced in GATE 2021
There were a number of changes that had been introduced in GATE 2021. Major introductions include:
- Two new subjects- had been introduced in GATE 2021- Environmental Science and Engineering (ES) and Humanities and Social Science (XS).
- Eligibility for GATE 2021 had been relaxed allowing candidates in the third/ final year of their graduation to apply for the exam.
- GATE exam pattern had also been revised and the new pattern allowed a candidate to sit for a maximum of two papers. An updated list of combinations of papers had been released from which candidates could select two papers.
- GATE Syllabus for all 25 papers had been revised.
- GATE 2021 exam dates were spread over a longer period of time considering the COVID-19 situation.
- 11 new GATE Exam Centers had been added in cities such as Shirdi, Latur, Akola, Dhule, etc.
GATE 2022: What to Expect?
- IIT Kharagpur last conducted GATE exam in the year 2014, 2006, 2000, 1994 and 1988. Based on the exam analysis for the years, the overall difficulty levels of the exam were concluded to be moderate. However, since all the participating IITs and IISc are collectively responsible for preparing the question papers, students must make sure to prepare well for the exam. Check GATE Preparation Tips
- It was also seen that the questions in the exam were majorly numerical type. Therefore students can expect more numerical-type questions. Candidates who appeared for the exam in 2014 also reported that an analytical approach was required to solve the question paper with an in-depth knowledge of concepts.
- With more number of numerical type questions, students reported that the exam was time-consuming. It is therefore recommended that students preparing for GATE 2022 must work on their calculations and speed.
- Multiple Select Questions (MSQs) in GATE 2021 papers were zero or very less in number. However, according to experts, the number of MSQs in GATE 2022 is expected to gradually increase similar to the pattern when NATs were initially introduced.
GATE 2022 Eligibility Criteria
Candidates planning to appear for GATE 2022 must refer to the detailed eligibility criteria before applying. IIT Kharagpur has expanded GATE 2022 Eligibility Criteria.
- As per the expanded GATE 2022 Eligibility Criteria, candidates with a degree in BDS. M.Pharma are also eligible to apply for the exam.
- The minimum qualification needed for the candidates to give the exam is 10+2+3 allowing final year undergraduate students to also appear for the test.
- Candidates who have passed or pursuing a Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering/ Technology/ Arts/ Commerce or Post Graduation in a relevant discipline will be considered eligible for the course.
- There is no upper age limit to apply for GATE 2022.
GATE 2022 Eligibility Criteria for International Students: International students living in countries like Nepal, Bangladesh, Shri Lanka, Singapore, Ethiopia and United Arab Emirates (UAE) can also appear for GATE 2022. Such students must have completed or pursuing final year studies or in the pre-final year of their bachelor’s degree in engineering and technology or equivalent. However, international candidates can appear for the exam centers in cities only in India. GATE 2022 will not be held at any international exam center because of COVID-19 pandemic.
GATE 2022 Paper Code and Combination of Papers Allowed
Candidates planning to give the GATE 2022 can refer to the Paper Code and Paper Name in the table mentioned below for each of the 29 papers. The table also highlights the second choice of subject possible for their chosen program.
|Paper Name||Paper Code||Codes of Papers Allowed as Second Paper (Revised)|
|Aerospace Engineering||AE||NM, XE|
|Agricultural Engineering||AG||ES, GE, XE, XL|
|Architecture and Planning||AR||CE|
|Biomedical Engineering||BM||BT, EC, IN, XL|
|Civil Engineering||CE||AE, AR, ES, GE, NM|
|Chemical Engineering||CH||PE, XE|
|Computer Science and Information Technology||CS||EC, GE, MA, ST|
|Electronics and Communication Engineering||EC||IN, PH, EE, CS, GE|
|Electrical Engineering||EE||EC, IN|
|Environmental Science and Engineering||ES||AG, CE, GE|
|Ecology and Evolution||EY||XL|
|Geomatics Engineering (New Paper)||GE||CE, GG, ES, MN|
|Geology and Geophysics||GG||GE, MN, PE, PH|
|Instrumentation Engineering||IN||EC, EE, PH|
|Mathematics||MA||CS, GE, PH, ST|
|Mechanical Engineering||ME||AE, CH, NM, PI, XE|
|Mining Engineering||MN||GE, GG, XE|
|Metallurgical Engineering||MT||PH, XE|
|Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering (New Paper)||NM||AE, CE, XE|
|Petroleum Engineering||PE||CH, GG, XE|
|Physics||PH||EC, GE, GG, IN, MA, MT, ST, XE|
|Production and Industrial Engineering||PI||ME, MT, XE|
|Textile Engineering and Fibre Science||TF||XE|
|Engineering Sciences||XE||AE, AG, CH, ME, MN, MT, PE, PI, TF, NM|
|Humanities & Social Sciences||XH||ST|
|Life Sciences||XL||BM, BT, CY, EY|
GATE 2022 Application Form
GATE 2022 Application Form have been released on September 2, 2021. Eligible candidates can visit the official website to fill GATE 2022 Application Form through the GOAPS portal. Check Details
Students can follow the steps below to register for GATE 2022:
- Step 1: Register for GATE
- Step 2: Fill Application Form
- Step 3: Upload Required Documents
- Step 4: Pay GATE Application Fee
- Step 5: Accept Declaration and Submit the Application
GATE 2022 Application Fee
GATE 2022 Application Fee is non-refundable and non-transferable. The application fee can be paid using either net banking/debit card/credit card/wallet. According to the prevailing norms, additional bank charges maybe applicable on the fee payment.
|Category||Fees (Aug 30 to Sept 24)||Late Fees (Sept 25 to Oct 1)|
|SC/ ST/ PwD (per paper)||INR 750||INR 1250|
|Female (per paper)||INR 750||INR 1250|
|Other candidates (including International Applicants) (per paper)||INR 1500||INR 2000|
GATE 2022 Syllabus
GATE 2022 syllabus has been released by the authorities along with the official notification. There has been no change in GATE 2022 Syllabus released. GATE Syllabus differs as per the subjects selected by the candidates. However, the syllabus of the General Aptitude (GA) section will be the same for all 29 papers. The section of General Aptitude will hold 15% weightage, while 85% of marks would be given to the core subjects. Candidates can check paper-wise GATE 2022 Syllabus using the links mentioned below
GATE 2022 Exam Pattern
GATE 2022 Exam Pattern has been released along with the official brochure. There has been no change in GATE 2022 Exam Pattern, except for Architecture and Planning exam pattern which has been revised this year. Candidates can check the major highlights of GATE 2022 Exam Pattern in the section:
|Exam Duration||3 hours (180 minutes)|
|Total Questions||65 Questions (General Aptitude: 10 Questions; Engineering Maths + Core Subjects: 55 Questions)|
|Total Marks||100 Marks|
|Type of Questions Asked||Multiple Choice Questions (MCQ); Multiple Select Questions (MSQ), and Numerical Answer Type (NAT)|
|Number of sections||Two or Three (varies for different papers)|
|Marking Scheme||1 marks and 2 marks|
|Negative Marking||MCQs: for 1 marks MCQ, ⅓ mark for each wrong answer and for 2 marks MCQs, ⅔ mark for each wrong answer; MSQs and NATs: No negative marking|
Students can check the links below for paper-wise GATE 2022 Exam Pattern and division of marks:
GATE 2022 Marking Scheme
|Paper Code||General Aptitude (GA) Marks||Subject Marks||Total Marks||Total Time (Minutes)|
|AE, AG, BM, BT, CE, CH, CS, CY, EC, EE, ES, EY, IN, MA, ME, MN, MT, NM, PE, PH, PI, TF, ST||15||85||100||180|
|AR [Part A + Part B1 (Architecture) OR Part B2 (Planning)]||15||60 + 25||100||180|
|GE [Part A + Part B (Section 1 OR Section 2)]||15||55 + 30||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 + 60||100||180|
|XL (Section P+Any TWO Sections)||15||25 + (2 x 30)||100||180|
GATE 2022 Preparation Tips
Since GATE 2022 is a national-level entrance, there are over 9 lakh candidates who sit for the exam, making it one of the highly competitive entrance test. Students who want to sit for GATE 2022 must make sure to have complete knowledge of GATE syllabus and exam pattern, marking scheme, etc. This will help them strategize their plan accordingly. Some of the important points on GATE 2022 Preparation are:
- Be clear that you want to opt for a coaching class or would you prepare for the exam on your own, as self-study plays a very important role in the preparation of GATE 2022.
- Those candidates who cannot afford to join coaching can go for Distance learning courses provided by different institutes or online preparation classes or they can rely on self-study.
- Students who opt for coaching get a schedule from their respective institute which they can follow whereas the candidates who opted for self-study need to be more determined towards their preparation.
- Self-studying aspirants should start after going through the GATE Syllabus and plan daily, weekly and monthly targets because the syllabus to cover is vast so planning must be time-bound.
- You can also get the study material from GATE reference books.
GATE 2022 Coaching Centers
GATE is not an easy examination to crack. Hence, lakhs of students every year knock on doors of Coaching Institutes nationwide. Here, we provide you with a list of some prominent GATE Coaching Institutes in India. Branches of these institutes are present in almost all major cities. Also, their online channels carry great weightage and have become an easily accessible tool to attend classes. Read More GATE 2022 Online Coaching
- Made Easy
- Engineers Academy
- ACE Engineering Academy
- The GATE Academy
- Brilliant Tutorials
- GATE Forum
Best Online Resources for GATE 2022 Preparation
- Exam Preparation App: Free Mock Test, Live Classes –This app is by Gradeup. You can download this app for free from the play store and can attend free live classes, mock test papers, daily quizzes, previous year solved papers, unlimited practice questions, doubt clearing sessions, exam test series, online coaching, and much more. The app provides preparation guidance for GATE CE, ME, EE, CS, ECE.
- GATE All subjects Solved Papers and Solutions: In this app, you can get more than 10,000 GATE questions with solutions, the last 10 years GATE previous years question papers and solutions, a subject-wise solution with detailed explanation. The app is easily accessible in both online and offline mode.
- GATE Exam Preparation Solved Questions Papers: This app is by GATE EduRev. The app is specially designed for GATE ME, CSE, EE, CE, ECE. Here you can get MCQ questions with solutions, previous 30 yearsGATE ME, CSE, EE, CE, ECE questions bank, free GATE online test series with mock tests, GATE preparation books with all other study material, online tests with virtual calculator facility, and much more.
- GATE Academy Learning App: In this app, the courses are only available for GATE EE, ECE, CE, ME, and IN branches. The login is free for all the candidates and further candidates can have discussions on all the topics related to the course content.
Best Books for GATE 2022 Preparation
Candidates can check the subject wise best books for GATE preparation:
|Paper Name||Recommended Books|
|GATE ME||Strength of Materials by SS Rattan, Theory of Machines by RS Khurmi, Engineering Mechanics by SS Bhavikatti|
|GATE CS||Algorithms by Cormen, Operating System by Galvin, Theory of Computation by Ullman|
|GATE EE||Network Analysis by Val Valken Burg, Signals & Systems by Oppenheim Wisky, Power Electronics by UA Bakshi|
|GATE EC||Electronic Devices Circuits by Millman and Halkias, Digital Logic and Computer Design by Mano, Microprocessors by B Ram|
|GATE CE||Civil Engineering Gate 2020 30 Years Solution by IES Master |
Basic Structural Analysis byC.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 BM||Fundamentals of Biomedical Engineering byG.S Sawhney, Biomedical Instrumentation byR.S Khandpur|
Previous Years’ GATE Question Papers
Solving the previous years' GATE question paper is very helpful in understanding the difficulty level of the exam, type of questions asked in the exam, weightage of chapters, and much more. All the candidates are advised to solve at least one question paper daily as it will also help you to work upon maintaining a good speed while answering the questions. Check Previous year GATE Question Paper
Candidates can download the latest GATE Question Paper along with answer keys from the links below.
|GATE Question Paper 2021||Check Here|
|GATE Question Paper 2020||Check Here|
|GATE Question Paper 2019||Check Here|
|GATE Question Paper 2018||Check Here|
|GATE Question Paper 2017||Check Here|
GATE 2022 Admit Card
Post successful registration, candidates are supposed to download their GATE admit card from the official website. Students who have successfully paid their application fee will be able to download their admit card through the GOAPS portal. Students can download their GATE Admit Card by following the simple steps:
- Visit the official website gate.iitkgp.ac.in
- Enter your GATE Enrollment ID and Password and click Submit.
- Click on the link available to download the GATE Admit Card
- Download and take a coloured printout of the document
- Check for any discrepancies, if any.
GATE 2022 Exam Centers
GATE 2022 Exam Centers are divided into 8 zones. IISc Bangalore and 7 IITs act as 8 zonal GATE offices that administer the operations in these exam cities. 11 new exam centers had been added last year. Keeping in mind the OCVID-19 pandemic, authorities are expected to increase the number of exam centers for GATE 2022. GATE exam is expected to be held at 206+ exam centers across India. Due to the prevailing COVID-19 pandemic, GATE 2022 will not be conducted at international centers. International applicants can appear for the exam at cities in India. Students can check the list of GATE Exam Centers here.
|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 2022 Result
GATE 2022 Result will be released by IIT Kharagpur on March 17, 2022. Candidates can check their result online on the official website. Only the aspirants who have qualified in the GATE Exam would gain access to download their score-card. GATE scorecard will remain valid for three years.
How to Check GATE 2022 Result?
- Visit the official website.
- Go to the results page and click on GATE Result.
- GOAPS portal for GATE would appear.
- Fill in the login details on the portal.
- Click on the submit tab.
- GOAPS candidate dashboard for GATE would open.
- Click on the results section.
- Your GATE Result will be displayed on the screen.
GATE Appeared vs Qualified Candidates
GATE 2022 College Predictor
GATE College Predictor is helpful for all those candidates who are planning to appear for the exam and wish to evaluate their preparation level. GATE College Predictor designed by Collegedunia is very simple to use. After taking any mock test or even after appearing for the real exam you can predict your scores and get a list of colleges in which you would be eligible to take admissions based on those scores. Check GATE 2022 College Predictor
GATE Rank v/s Institute
The qualifying cutoff for all the colleges could vary every year but it has been observed that the rank required for admissions usually remains the same in the respective colleges. Some of the examples for the ranks which are accepted by institutes are mentioned below in the table:
|Institute||GATE Rank (Expected)|
|IISc Banglore||Rank < 100; in some of the courses rank ≤ 600|
|IIT Bombay||Rank < 100; in some of the courses rank ≤ 600|
|IIT Delhi||Rank < 100; in some of the courses rank ≤ 300|
|IIT Kanpur||Rank < 100; in some of the courses rank ≤ 300|
|IIT Kharagpur||Rank ≤ 600|
|IIT Madras||Rank < 100; in some of the courses rank ≤ 300|
|IIT Hyderabad||Rank ≤ 1500|
|IIT Roorkee||AIR ≤ 1000|
|IIT Guwahati||AIR ≤ 1000|
|IIT BHU||AIR ≤ 1000|
|NITs||Rank ≤ 1500|
|IIT Patna||Rank ≤ 1500|
|GFTIs (National and State-level)||Rank ≤ 2500|
GATE 2022 Cutoff
GATE 2022 cutoff will be declared by IIT Kharagpur along with the declaration of result for each of the 29 papers. The cutoff released by the authorities is the qualifying GATE cutoff, i.e., minimum scores required by candidates to qualify the GATE paper. Apart from the qualifying cutoff, each of the GATE participating institutes will release a separate admission cutoff i.e., the minimum cutoff required for admission to the college.
Candidates can refer to the previous year GATE cutoff to know the expected minimum scores required for admission based on GATE exam:
|Paper Code||GATE 2021 Cutoff||GATE 2020 Cutoff|
|For General||For OBC- (NCL)/ EWS||For SC/ ST/ PwD||For General||For OBC- (NCL)/ EWS||For SC/ ST/ PwD|
*Normalized marks for multisession papers CE, CS and ME
GATE 2022 Counselling
IIT Kharagpur will not organize any counselling process for M.Tech admissions. Candidates seeking admissions in IITs, NITs and other prestigious institutions will have to participate in counselling process conducted by separate bodies.
- For admissions into NITs candidates need to register for GATE CCMT Counselling. Usually, the counselling process starts in the month of April.
- For admissions into IITs, candidates need to register for GATE COAP Counselling. Aspirants will need to apply to individual institutes where admission is desired and eventually, register for Common Offer Acceptance Portal.
To know more about GATE Counselling 2022, Click Here
List of Top M.Tech Colleges in India after GATE 2022
Here is the list of Top 10 IITs and NITs in India based on the NIRF 2020 ranking:
|IIT College||NIRF Ranking||NIT College||NIRF Ranking|
|IIT Madras||1||NIT Tiruchirappalli||9|
|IIT Delhi||2||NIT Karnataka||13|
|IIT Bombay||3||NIT Rourkela||16|
|IIT Kanpur||4||NIT Warangal||19|
|IIT Kharagpur||5||NIT Calicut||23|
|IIT Roorkee||6||NIT Kurukshetra||40|
|IIT Guwahati||7||NIT Silchar||46|
|IIT Hyderabad||8||NIT Durgapur||47|
|IIT Indore||10||NIT Allahabad||48|
|IIT (BHU) Varanasi||11||NIT Jalandhar||52|
GATE 2022 PSU Recruitment
Public Sector Undertaking (PSU) are the companies that are owned by the union government of India or one of the states/territorial governments or both. These companies offer recruitment to candidates every year through GATE. Shortlisted candidates arecalled for selection rounds like Personal Interview (PI)/ Group Discussion (GD). Read more on PSU Recruitment through GATE 2022, Here
Previous Year GATE PSU Cutoff
|GATE Cutoff for BHEL Recruitment|
|GATE Cutoff for NTPC Recruitment|
|GATE Cutoff for GAIL Recruitment|
|Business Information System||70.41||64.29||61.82||-|
|GATE Cutoff for HPCL Recruitment|
GATE 2022 FAQs
Ques. When will GATE 2022 be conducted?
Ans. IIT Kharagpur has released GATE 2022 Exam Dates. GATE 2022 is scheduled to be held from February 5-6 and 12-13, 2022. Check GATE 2022 Exam Dates
Ques. When can I expect GATE 2022 official notification?
Ans: IIT Kharagpur has released GATE 2022 notification on July 31, 2021 along with the official brochure and syllabus. Two new papers have been added to the list. Check GATE 2022: What’s New!
Ques. Who will conduct GATE 2022?
Ans. GATE 2022 is scheduled to be conducted by IIT Kharagpur. The exam will be held at over 200+ cities across India. For 2022, the exam will not be conducted at international exam centers due to COVID-19. International applicants can instead appear for GATE 2022 at exam cities in India. Check GATE 2022 Exam Centers
Ques. Is there any possibility of postponing GATE 2022?
Ans. No. As per the previous year trends, there is no possibility of postponing GATE 2022. IITs will be conducting the exam keeping in mind the safety of all candidates and all the required precautions will be taken to prevent spread of COVID-19 just like GATE 2021.
Ques. Has IIT Kharagpur introduced any new papers to GATE 2022?
Ans: Yes. IIT Kharagpur, the conducting authority of GATE 2022, has introduced 2 new papers in GATE 2022. These are Naval Architecture & Marine Engineering (NM) and Geomatics Engineering (GE). The number of papers has consequently risen to 29.
Ques. Are there any changes in GATE 2022 Syllabus?
Ans. No new changes have been made of GATE 2022 Syllabus this year. The syllabus had already been revised last year (2021) and the same will be followed this year. Candidates can check Updated GATE 2022 Syllabus here.
Ques. What are the changes introduced in GATE 2022?
Ans. A number of changes have been made to GATE 2022. NCB-GATE has also stated that all the changes made in GATE 2021 will be continued in 2022 as well. Here is a list of all the changes made to GATE 2022 and 2021:
|GATE 2022: Changes Introduced||GATE 2021: Changes Introduced|
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Ques. Who can apply for GATE 2022?
Ans. According to GATE 2022 eligibility criteria, apart from graduates, candidates currently in their 3rd year of graduation are also eligible to apply. Candidates must have cleared the required degree for a recognized institute to be eligible for the exam. IIT Kharagpur has also expanded GATE 2022 Eligibility Criteria allowing candidates with a BDS or M.Pharma degree to be eligible for the exam. Check GATE 2022 Eligibility Criteria
Ques. I am planning to give GATE 2022 exam, for how many papers can I apply for?
Ans. Candidates appearing for GATE 2022 can apply for a maximum of two (2) papers out of the 29 papers presented on the GATE 2022 Information Brochure or GATE website. Candidates are supposed to appear in a paper appropriate to the discipline of his/her qualifying degree. GATE Two-paper Combination has been revised this year allowing candidates with more option for second paper. Check Updated GATE Two-Paper Combination
Ques. What is the maximum age limit for applying for GATE 2022?
Ans. There is no age limit for applying for GATE 2022. If you meet all the eligibility criteria(s), you will be permitted to give the exam.
Ques. When can I apply for GATE 2022?
Ans. The release of GATE 2022 Application Forms had been postponed. The registration window is now open, candidates can complete their registration from September 2 till September 30, 2021 without any additional fee.
Ques. What is the application fee of GATE 2022?
Ans: The application fee of GATE 2022 is different for each category. The table below shows the application fee during the regular registration period and late registration period:
|Category||GATE 2022 Application Fee (Regular Registration Period- Aug 30 to Sept 24)||GATE 2022 Application Fee (Late Registration Period- Sept 25 to Oct 1)|
|SC/ ST/ PwD (per paper)||INR 750||INR 1250|
|Female (per paper)||INR 750||INR 1250|
|Other candidates (including International Applicants) (per paper)||INR 1500||INR 2000|
Candidates who apply for 2 GATE papers need to pay twice the amount mentioned in the table above based on their category.
Ques. What is considered to be a good rank in GATE exam?
Ans. For admission to top IITs, GATE rank below 200 can be considered as a good GATE rank. However, candidates with rank ranging from 600-800 can also get admission to IITs and IIITs. For admission to NITs, GATE rank ranging from 350-800 can be considered good.
Ques. How can I prepare for GATE 2022?
Ans. There are a number of ways to prepare for GATE 2022. However, the strategies differ for each candidate depending on the time allotted to preparation, retention power of the candidate, resources available for GATE preparation, etc.
Apart from starting your preparation early, candidates must have the best resources to prepare well. Because of the COVID-19 pandemic and restrictions made by the government, students can look for GATE Online Coaching. Solving various GATE Mock Tests or previous years' question papers can turn out to be the best way to test your preparation. Know More on GATE Preparation
Ques. Am I allowed to change my GATE Examination Paper or Examination City post registration?
Ans. Yes, candidates can change the GATE Examination Paper and the examination city at the time of GATE Application Form Correction.
Ques. How can I use a virtual calculator in GATE 2022?
Ans. In case you don’t know about GATE virtual calculator, you must start practicing using the virtual calculator. Appearing for more number of GATE 2022 mock tests will help you understand the working of a GATE virtual calculator. You can also use various online websites with an installed online calculator to work on. However, GATE Mock Tests will be considered as the best option to practice GATE Virtual Calculator.
Ques. For how long will GATE 2022 scorecard be available for download?
Ans: Qualified GATE 2022 candidates will be able to download their scorecards free of cost between March 21, 2022 to May 31, 2022 from the GATE 2022 website. However, a fee of Rs 500 will be required to download the softcopy till December 31, 2022. No candidate will be able to download GATE 2022 Scorecard from January 1, 2023.
Ques. What is the difference between GATE Marks and Scores?
Ans. GATE Marks are the actual marks/ raw marks scored by candidates calculated out of 100 in the exam. On the other hand, GATE Scores are the normalized score calculated out of 1000 on the basis of GATE Normalization Process. Check GATE 2022 Score Calculation
Ques. What are the qualifying marks for GATE 2022?
Ans. The qualifying scores or GATE 2022 Cutoff will be different for each paper. The table below shows the analysis of last three-year GATE Cutoff/ Qualifying Scores for General category:
|GATE Paper Name||GATE Cutoff 2021||GATE Cutoff 2020||GATE Cutoff 2019|
|Aerospace Engineering (AE)||26.3||27.2||33.5|
|Agriculture Engineering (AG)||25||26.3||28.3|
|Architecture and Planning (AR)||40.9||34.8||41|
|Biomedical Engineering (BM)||25||25||-|
|Civil Engineering (CE)||29.2||32.9||28.2|
|Chemical Engineering (CH)||35.1||35.7||34.8|
|Computer Science & Information Technology (CS)||26.1||28.5||29.5|
|Electronics Communication Engineering (EC)||25||28.8||26.7|
|Electrical Engineering (EE)||30.3||33.4||39.6|
|Environmental Science & Engineering (ES)||39.6||--||--|
|Ecology Evolution (EY)||35.7||42.2||37.1|
|Geology Geophysics||38.9 44.8||38.4 51.9||44.5|
|Instrumentation Engineering (IN)||36||34.6||31.9|
|Mechanical Engineering (ME)||33||34||34.1|
|Mining Engineering (MN)||31||32.7||31.5|
|Metallurgical Engineering (MT)||48.5||49.2||53.5|
|Petroleum Engineering (PE)||51.4||39.8||49.9|
|Production & Industrial Engineering (PI)||35.7||36.6||32.2|
|Textile Engineering & Fiber Science (TF)||41.8||37.1||40.1|
|Engineering Sciences (XE)||37||26||26.7|
|Life Sciences (XL)||36||31.7||36.7|
|Humanities and Social Sciences (XH-C1 (Economics))||29.4||--||--|
|Humanities and Social Sciences (XH-C2 (English))||41.7||--||--|
|Humanities and Social Sciences (XH-C3 (Linguistics))||35.3||--||--|
|Humanities and Social Sciences (XH-C4 (Philosophy))||37.9||--||--|
|Humanities and Social Sciences (XH-C5 (Psychology))||48.5||--||--|
|Humanities and Social Sciences (XH-C6 (Sociology))||34.3||--||--|
Ques. What is the process of GATE 2022 Counselling?
Ans. Conducting Body for GATE does not conduct the counselling process for candidates. Instead, there are separate counselling processes followed by GATE-qualified candidates. These are:
- CCMT: Conducted for admission to NITs across India by one of the participating colleges.
- COAP: Conducted for admission to IITs and PSU recruitment conducted by one of the participating IITs.
Although CCMT is a centralized counselling process COAP is a common platform where the participating IITs upload admission offer letters in the common time window. Check GATE 2022 Counselling
*The article might have information for the previous academic years, which will be updated soon subject to the notification issued by the University/College.