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GATE 2022: Application Form (Extended), Exam Dates, Syllabus, Pattern, Preparation, Cutoff

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Sonal Vaid

Content Curator | Updated On - Sep 29, 2021

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- 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!

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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 Website
Official Brochure Check Here

GATE Exam Dates

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 September 24, 2021 September 30, 2021(Extended)
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!

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 Eligibility Criteria

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 Paper Codes

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
Biotechnology BT BM, XL
Civil Engineering CE AE, AR, ES, GE, NM
Chemical Engineering CH PE, XE
Computer Science and Information Technology CS EC, GE, MA, ST
Chemistry CY XL
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
Statistics ST MA, PH
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 Application Form

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 Syllabus

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 Exam Pattern

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 Papers 27
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 Preparation

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

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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.

Year Link
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 Admit Card

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
  • 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 Admit Card Sample

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 Result

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 Appeared vs Qualified Candidate Statistics

GATE Rank Predictor

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 Cutoff

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:

GATE 2021 Cutoff
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
AE 26.30 23.60 17.50 27.2 24.4 18.1
AG 25.00 22.50 16.60 26.3 23.6 17.5
AR 40.90 36.80 27.20 34.8 31.3 23.2
BM 25.00 22.50 16.60 25.0 22.5 16.6
BT 30.00 27.00 20.00 30.7 27.6 20.4
CE* 29.20 26.20 19.40 32.9 29.6 21.9
CH 35.10 31.50 23.40 35.7 32.1 23.8
CS* 26.10 23.40 17.40 28.5 25.6 19.0
CY 36.20 32.50 24.10 26.7 24 17.8
EC 25.00 22.50 16.60 28.8 25.9 19.2
EE 30.30 27.20 20.20 33.4 30.0 22.2
ES 39.60 35.60 26.40 -- -- --
EY 35.70 32.10 23.80 42.2 37.9 28.1
GG (Geology) 38.90 35.00 25.90 38.4 34.5 25.6
GG (Geophysics) 44.80 40.30 29.80 51.9 46.7 34.6
IN 36.00 32.40 24.00 34.6 31.1 23.0
MA 29.00 26.10 19.30 25.0 22.5 16.6
ME* 33.00 29.70 22.00 34.0 30.6 22.6
MN 31.00 27.90 20.60 32.7 29.4 21.8
MT 48.50 43.60 32.30 49.2 44.2 32.8
PE 51.40 47.10 34.90 39.8 35.8 26.5
PH 32.80 29.50 21.80 37.2 33.4 24.8
PI 35.70 32.10 23.80 36.6 32.9 24.4
ST 25.00 22.50 16.60 25.0 22.5 16.6
TF 41.80 37.60 27.80 37.1 33.3 24.7
XE 37.00 33.30 24.60 26.0 23.4 17.3
XH-C1 (Economics) 29.40 26.40 19.50 -- -- --
XH-C2 (English) 41.70 37.50 27.80 -- -- --
XH-C3 (Linguistics) 35.30 31.70 23.50 -- -- --
XH-C4 (Philosophy) 37.90 34.10 25.20 -- -- --
XH-C5 (Psychology) 48.50 43.60 32.30 -- -- --
XH-C6 (Sociology) 34.30 30.80 22.80 -- -- --
XL 36.00 32.40 24.00 31.7 28.5 21.1

*Normalized marks for multisession papers CE, CS and ME

GATE Counselling

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:

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
Discipline UR OBC SC ST
Mechanical 79.31 75.18 61.33 53.84
Electrical 69.98 66.04 53.99 50.59
Electronics 68.68 65.32 56.46 49.13
Metallurgy 65 57.67 56.67 48.67
GATE Cutoff for NTPC Recruitment
Discipline General OBC SC ST
Electrical 66.69 61.11 50.93 49.28
Mechanical 76.31 68.69 55.83 49.72
Electronics 63.74 55.85 47.47 47.1
Instrumentation 63.33 55 43 46.67
Civil 73.12 70.34 64.84 57.56
IT 65.93 55.76 50.71 37.71
GATE Cutoff for GAIL Recruitment
Discipline UR OBC-NCL SC ST
Chemical 68.4 64 60.75 53
Mechanical 82.58 80.37 - 73.72
Electrical 77.95 74.54 66.24 61.82
Instrumentation 75.37 70.50 - 56.23
Business Information System 70.41 64.29 61.82 -
Telecom/Telemetry 76.22 70.39 66.34 58.73
GATE Cutoff for HPCL Recruitment
Discipline UR OBC SC ST
Mechanical 75.14 70.69 58.34 50.85
Civil 66.97 62.26 54.91 54.26
Electrical 67.35 65.23 53.55 51.61
Instrumentation 61.33 57.33 44.67 35.33
E &TC 63.18 62.88 53.35 47.83
Chemical 54 51.67 44.33 41

Frequently Asked Questions

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
  • Two new papers added to GATE 2022- Naval Architecture & Marine Engineering (NM) and Geomatics Engineering (GE).
  • GATE 2022 Eligibility Criteria expanded allowing BDS and M.Pharma candidates to apply for the exam.
  • Proposed setting more number of GATE 2022 Exam Centers.
  • Cancellation of International GATE 2022 Exam Centers due to COVID-19.
  • GATE 2022 Exam Pattern for Architecture and Planning has been revised.
  • The Two-Paper Combination introduced last year revised for all papers
  • Two new subjects were added- Environmental Science and Engineering (ES) and Humanities and Social Science (XS).
  • GATE 2021 Eligibility had been relaxed allowing candidates in the third/ final year of graduation to apply for the exam.
  • GATE 2021 exam pattern had also been revised allowing candidates to sit for a maximum of two papers.
  • GATE 2021 Syllabus had been revised for all 25 papers.
  • GATE 2021 exam dates were spread over a longer period of time considering the COVID-19 situation.
  • 11 new GATE 2021 Exam Centers had been added.

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 -
Biotechnology (BT) 30 30.7 35.9
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
Chemistry (CY) 36.2 26.7 32
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
Mathematics (MA) 29 25 25
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
Physics (PH) 32.8 37.2 25.2
Production & Industrial Engineering (PI) 35.7 36.6 32.2
Statistics (ST) 25 25 32.5
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.


sheetal chib
Can you suggest me some books for General Aptitude?
nikita saha

GATE General Aptitude is common to all the papers in GATE 2022. The General Aptitude section is divided into Verbal Ability and Numerical Ability. You can check out tips and refer to our curated list of preparation books here: GATE Preparation 2022

How should one approach Engineering Mathematics?
nikita saha

Check out our tips below to know about it:

  • Matrix Algebra and Eigenvalue problems are some of the most frequently asked questions
  • Differential equations-remember special equations such as Bernoulli’s Equation and Euler Differential Equation.
  • Probability and Statistics- remember concepts such as Bayes Theorem, Poisson, and so on.
  • Memorize the formulas for Numerical Methods, such as Trapezoidal Rule and Simpson’s rule.

To know more tips and information, visit: GATE Preparation 2022

arushi thankur
How many hours in a day should one allot to every study area?
nikita saha

Because each candidate has a different study span and retention power, the amount of time they can devote to GATE Preparation 2022 will be different as well. However, it is recommended that applicants set aside at least 6 hours for each activity/topic preparation. To know more tips, visit: GATE Preparation 2022

Are sample papers beneficial for GATE preparation?
nikita saha

Sample papers are highly beneficial to prepare for the entrance exam. Solving previous year's GATE Question Papers and Mock Tests will help you work on your time, speed and accuracy. We have curated all the necessary papers here: GATE Question Papers & Sample Papers

shatakshi patki
What are some of the best study resources candidates can refer to for GATE preparation?
nikita saha

There are a number of books one can refer to for their preparation. We have a curated a list of best books, topic and subject wise for your benefit. You can check them  here: Best Books for GATE Preparation 2022

Gate 2022 civil engineering Syllabus share
nikita saha

IIT Kharagpur has issued the GATE Syllabus 2022 along with the official announcement. GATE Syllabus 2022 contains no major revisions, however two new syllabuses for the newly announced courses of Naval Architecture & Marine Engineering (NM) and Geomatics Engineering (GE) have been included. To check out the detailed syllabus, visit: GATE Syllabus 2022 

md hafiz rahman
Where syllabus for civil engineering
nikita saha

IIT Kharagpur has released the official announcement as well as the GATE Syllabus 2022. GATE Syllabus 2022 hasn't changed much, however two new syllabuses for newly announced subjects like Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering (NM) and Geomatics Engineering (GE) have been included. To check the detailed syllabus, visit: GATE Syllabus 2022 

How the exam pattern will be
nikita saha

GATE Exam Pattern 2022 has been announced by IIT Kharagpur along with the official brochure. Except for the adjustment in the exam pattern for Architecture and Planning, there have been no changes to the GATE exam pattern this year. To check the detailed format, visit: GATE Exam Pattern 2022 (Latest)

pooja pandharinath aher
For1st year chemistry student can apply for gate chemistry cy exam?
harshali waghmare
I want MSc admission in pune

Hi Harshali, to get an admission in MSc in Pune, you must have completed your B.Sc in the relevant field from a recognised university with minimum 50% aggregate marks. For more information, visit the following link- Top M.Sc Colleges in Pune

santram balhara
I want to do phd in electronics plz help me to advice about gate form

You can take an admission in PhD in Electronics under Project Fellowship (DST) by GATE. You should have completed your Masters degree in Electronics with valid score in GATE. The applications are open for GATE 2022 from September 2, 2021 and the last date to apply for the same is September 24, 2021.You can fill the form through the following link: GATE 2022 Application Form

aravind veeraboina
I had done Engineering in Mechanical Stream...Can i do MTech in CSC...

Hi Arvind! No, you cannot do M.Tech in Computer Science Engineering as you have done B.Tech in Mechanical stream. It is advised that you choose your Masters in Mechanical streamm since you are already familiar with the curriculum and that will enhance your knowledge in the same field.

goswami akash dharmraj
What syllabus for gate chemistry for BSC students

GATE Chemistry consists of three sections: Organic Chemistry, Inorganic Chemistry and Physical Chemistry. These cover all the syllabus that you have studied in your graduation level. You can find the detailed syllabus of GATE Chemistry by visiting the following link: GATE 2022 Chemistry Syllabus

rupa patil
I want to prepare for GATE Exams , can plesae know the course duratiom n fees.

GATE is a national level entrance exam conducted by IISc Bangalore and seven IITs for admissions to post graduate programmes and PhD programmes at top colleges in India such as NITs, IITs and many more and also for recruitment at PSU level. For more information, visit the following link: GATE 2022 Information

arushi thankur
Provide me a general exam pattern and analysis for GATE paper.
shivangi srivastava

GATE is conducted as a computer based examination for a total time duration of 3 hours or 180 minutes. There is no such sectional time limit and the total marks allotted are 100. There are 27 papers conducted in GATE comprising at least 65 questions. The paper consists of MCQs, MSQs and NATs. For the detailed analysis, you may check: GATE Paper Analysis.

Are GATE previous year papers available per stream from this site?
shivangi srivastava

Yes, the previous year or sample papers for GATE are available per stream on our site for the aid of students. These streams are namely: Engineering Sciences, Life Sciences, Humanities and Social Sciences and more. Please refer to the mentioned link to view your desired paper: GATE Practice Papers.

shatakshi patki
Can I get a list of books for Mathematics and Statistics?
shivangi srivastava

Some of the most well known books suggested to candidates for GATE Mathematics are: Discrete Mathematics and Its Applications by Kenneth Rosen and Higher Engineering Mathematics by B.S. Grewal. Similarly, the best books for Statistics are Miller and Freund's Probability and Statistics for Engineers, Statistics for Machine Learning by Pratap Dangeti.

mohammed najamuddin
Please provide me a list of best books for Mechanical Engineering.
shivangi srivastava

Some of the best recommended books for the GATE paper of Mechanical Engineering are as follows: Mechanics of Material by BC Purnima, Mechanics of Material by Beer and Johnson, Mechanical Vibrations by GC Grover, Machine Design by VB Bhandari, Heat Transfer by Cengal and Holman.

bhagyashri kene
Are there any apps candidates can use for GATE preparation from the comfort of their homes?
shivangi srivastava

Yes, there are many mobile apps that candidates can use for preparation of GATE paper. These apps are mentioned here for your reference: GATE/ ESE – Online Test Series, GATE Exam Preparation Solved Questions Papers, TIME 4 GATE, D.I.G. (Deewane: IES and GATE), etc. You can read more about these in detail from: GATE Preparation Apps.

Should a candidate prepare for GATE with a coaching or without?
shivangi srivastava

There are many coaching institutes that offer proper analysis and education regarding GATE preparation to the candidates. However, in these recent covid- 19 times many students might not wish to attend an offline centre or afford the high fee range charged by the same. Therefore, many students opt for self study nowadays. You can read more about this article from: GATE With or Without Coaching?