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GATE 2023: Exam Dates(Out), Notification, Application Form (August 30), Eligibility, Exam Pattern, Mock Test, Latest Updates

Updated By Mahima Bahl on 16 Aug, 2022 16:55

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All About GATE 2023 (Dates Out)

GATE 2023 exam is scheduled to be conducted on February 4, 5, 11 and 12, 2022. The online registration process of GATE 2023 is scheduled to begin on August 30, 2022. The upcoming GATE examination is going to be conducted by IIT Kanpur. GATE Exam is held at the national level, and around 9 lakh students take the exam each year. GATE Score has a considerable weightage since all prestigious colleges that enroll students evaluate the GATE Score for their admission procedure, and the same is true for PSUs (Public Sector Undertakings). The GATE 2023 test will also be held outside of India in countries like Nepal, Singapore, and the United Arab Emirates. The GATE test is a computer-based exam (CBT).

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GATE 2023 Exam Highlights

Here are some of the major highlights of the GATE 2023 exam –

Name of the ExamGraduate Admission Test in Engineering (GATE)
Conducting Body of GATE 2022IIT Kanpur 
Exam DateFebruary 4, 5, 11 and 12, 2022
Purpose of the Exam
  • The entrance exam is conducted for M.Tech admission in IITs, NITs, IIITs and other government and private engineering colleges.
  • GATE score is also valid for PSU recruitment.
Total No. of Subjects29
New Changes in GATE 2022

Shift 1 exam timings have been changed from 9:00 am - 12:00 pm to 9:30 am - 12:30 pm and Shift 2 timings have been changed from 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm to 2:30 pm - 5:30 pm.

The application fees for candidates belonging to all categories has been increased. 

Mode of the ExamOnline
Minimum EligibilityThe candidates must have passed a Bachelor’s degree such as B.Tech or a Master’s degree such as M.Sc.
Total No. of Questions in the Entrance Exam65
Total Marks100
Admission Process
  • Candidates aspiring for admission in IITs will have to participate in the COAP counselling process after GATE results
  • Candidates aspiring for admission in NITs will have to participate in the CCMT counselling process after GATE results.
Validity of GATE ScoreThree Years from the date of the Entrance Exam
Most Opted PaperMechanical Engineering
Least Opted PaperEcology & Evolution

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What is GATE?

GATE (Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering) is a national-level examination, which is conducted for candidates seeking admission in Post Graduate Programmes (M.E., M.Tech, MS, Direct PhD) offered at institutes of national importance, including IITs and IISc, etc. with financial assistance from MHRD (Ministry of Human Resource Development). The GATE scores are also used by various PSUs (Public Sector Undertakings) to recruit candidates for prestigious jobs. A total of 29 papers are conducted as part of the GATE examination. Candidates can apply for only one of the papers based on the discipline of their qualifying degree or their admission plan. While applying for the paper of their choice, candidates must also keep in mind the eligibility criteria set by the institutions where they wish to get admission. 

GATE 2023 Important Dates

The important dates of GATE 2023 are as follows - 

EventsDates
Release of GATE 2023 NotificationRELEASED
Commencement of GATE 2023 Registration through GOAPSAugust 30, 2022
Last Date of GATE 2023 Online Application Submission without late feeSeptember 30, 2022
Extended Closing Date for Submission of (Online) ApplicationOctober 7, 2022
GATE 2023 Application Form CorrectionTBA
Last Date for Requesting Change of Examination CityTBA
GATE 2023 Admit Card DownloadJanuary 3, 2023
GATE 2023 Date of ExaminationFebruary 4 to 5 and 11 to 12, 2023
GAtE 2023 Response Sheet releasing onFebruary 15, 2023
GATE 2023 Provisional Answer KeyFebruary 21, 2023
Challenging the GATE 2023 provisional answer keyFebruary 22 to 25, 2022
GATE 2023 final answer keyTBA
GATE 2023 Declaration of ResultMarch 16, 2022
GATE 2023 Scorecard can be accessed fromMarch 23, 2022

GATE Conducting Body

IIT Kanpur is expected to be the Organising Institute for GATE 2023. The Indian Institute of Science (IISc) and seven Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs at Bombay, Delhi, Guwahati, Kanpur, Kharagpur, Madras, and Roorkee) jointly administer the conduct of GATE. The operations related to GATE in each of the eight zones are managed by a zonal GATE Office at the IITs or IISc. The Organizing Institute (OI) is responsible for the end-to-end process and coordination amongst the administering Institutes. 

GATE 2023 Zones

As mentioned above the GATE 2023 will be held across the entire country and also in some cities outside India. Here is the list which shows the GATE 2023 zones for the applicants to choose from. 

Zone 1- IISc Bangalore

Zone 2- IIT Delhi

Zone 3- IIT Bombay

Zone 4- IIT Guwahati

Zone 5- IIT Kharagpur

Zone 6- IIT Kanpur

Zone 7- IIT Roorkee

Zone 8- IIT Madras

Assistantship/ Scholarship for Post Graduate Programme

This particular facility is provided for the candidates who wish to avail financial assistance. In order to avail this opportunity, the candidates will have to secure their admission in one of the Central Government colleges. Almost 70% of the weightage is given to the GATE score and the remaining depends on the candidate’s performance in the interview and other rounds. 

The Assistantship /Scholarship is provided by the MHRD ministry so the candidates can avail this assistance following the guidelines given by the MHRD ministry. All the institutes would specify the number of candidates they are willing to take accordingly the candidates can secure their admission. Qualification in GATE is also a minimum requirement to apply for various fellowships awarded by many Government organizations. Students seeking financial assistance should be aware of the rules and regulations set by GATE authorities.

GATE Score Used for PSU Recruitment

The Public Sector Undertakings use the GATE score to shortlist the candidates for Recruitment. Some of the organizations which accept the GATE score is GAIL, BHEL, IOCL, HALNTPC etc. Through this GATE score, candidates would get employed in a Group A level post under the Central Government. The details about the GATE score being used for recruitment is published in National Newspaper, Rozgar Samachar, Employment news etc. GATE 2023 scores would enable many students to apply for the above-mentioned PSUs.

Stages Involved in GATE Exam

The GATE qualifying entrance test can be segregated into the following stages:

  1. GATE Online Application Process (GOAPS)

  2. Availability of GATE admit card

  3. GATE entrance exam

  4. Result declaration of GATE

  5. Beginning of the GATE counselling process

  6. Regular classes commence

Who are More Likely to Qualify for GATE?

An old Dutch proverb says- With Hardwork, you can get fire out of a stone which implies there is nothing in this Universe which can stop the students to crack GATE if they have put in the right amount of effort. Yet, there are certain types of students who are more likely to qualify GATE are:

  • Those who love doing research

  • Those aspiring to pursue higher studies in Science and Engineering in India

  • Those who possess sound technical skills

  • Those who aspire to study in IITs 

  • Those who dream about indulging in development and research programmes

Advantages of Appearing in GATE?

The biggest question that the students might have in their mind is what are the advantages of appearing in GATE. There are many advantages of appearing in GATE for the students but the major advantages that such students will have are:

  • They can pursue Post Graduation degree in the course they desire as GATE scores are also accepted by the top technology and science Institutes for M.Tech admissions

  • The students can get into the Public Sector Undertakings (PSUs) on the basis of their GATE rank

  • Top GATE rank holders are offered scholarships in the M.Tech colleges

What if Not GATE?

One of the toughest and highly competitive exams in India, GATE receives lakhs of applicants every year out of which only a handful are selected. So what happens to those who are unable to qualify GATE? Do they have any other alternatives? 

The answer to the questions posed above is “Yes”. There are several other entrance exams conducted all over India for M.Tech aspirants who missed the chance of qualifying for GATE by a whisker. Here is a list of other M.Tech entrance exams other than GATE:

The names of the well known postgraduate entrance tests have been given above. There are several other entrance tests conducted for offering admission into postgraduate courses in science and technology where GATE scores do not matter.

GATE 2023 Application Form

The GATE 2023 application formwill be available in online mode from August 30, 2022. The application process for GATE 2023 will be carried out by IIT Kanpur. Candidates who wish to complete the registration can fill the GATE application form 2023 till September 30, 2022. 

GATE 2023 Eligibility Criteria

The GATE 2022 eligibility criteria will be stated by the conducting body, i.e IIT Kanpur. Candidates appearing for the GATE 2023 exams must go through the detailed eligibility criteria even before the application process begins. In the latest eligibility criteria for the GATE exam, the aspects that have been discussed are nationality, age, academic eligibility conditions that the aspirants must fulfil before the registration process begins. The degree-wise detailed eligibility conditions for the latest GATE examination have also been provided on our page. The candidates will also find out the list of documents that the aspirants must produce to prove their eligibility. There are different sets of eligibility conditions for international students willing to appear in the GATE exam.

GATE 2023 Exam Pattern

GATE 2023 test pattern will include information on the manner of the exam, the number of questions offered, sections, marking scheme, and more. GATE exam pattern 2023 will assist candidates in understanding the format in which the GATE question paper will be created. Students must also review the GATE 2023 syllabus in addition to the GATE test pattern. Candidates studying for the GATE test should read the entire article to learn more about the GATE 2023 exam format. 

GATE 2023 Syllabus

The GATE syllabus aids in the formulation of the preparation approaches. Before beginning their preparation, students should review the GATE 2023 curriculum. Candidates should review the GATE 2023 test pattern in addition to the GATE 2023 curriculum. GATE is held by the authorities for admission to M.E./M.Tech/PhD programs at IITs, NITs, IIITs, and CFTIs, as well as for recruitment in PSUs. 

GATE 2023 Admit Card

The GATE admit card is released by the conducting institutions every year. The GATE 2023 admit card will be released by IIT Kanpur for candidates who will register for the exam. The GATE 2023 hall ticket is an important document that the candidates must carry with them to their respective exam centres. 

How to Prepare for GATE 2023

Candidates may enhance their confidence and do well in the entrance examination by following a few suggestions and techniques on how to prepare for GATE 2023. As a result, our experts at CollegeDekho created a list of tactics that applicants may use to prepare for the GATE. If the applicants are serious about their studies, they will be able to achieve good marks in the examination. The strategies to crack the GATE 2023 exam in the very first attempt, month-wise preparation strategy, preparation timetable and exam important exam-day guidelines are availablewith us. Although there were speculations about exam date postponement, the exams will be held as per schedule.

Best Books for GATE Preparation 2023

If you are a GATE applicant and want to learn more about the best books for GATE preparation, we have the content that will provide you with assistance. GATE is one of the most sought-after tests in India, with millions of candidates flocking to it each year. Because of the degree of competition, passing GATE with a flawless score is no easy task. However, by learning the finest books for GATE preparation, applicants may limit their curriculum to what's vital, study and comprehend the topics more thoroughly, reinforce their fundamentals, and do well in the tests.

GATE 2023 Mock Test

The sample test links for the Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering (GATE) 2023 will be posted by IIT Kanpur. The GATE 2023 mock test links may be found at gate.iitk.ac.in and on the page (link provided below). Mock tests are based on the identical format of the GATE exam and will assist ambitious students in better preparing for the exam. The goal of making the mock examinations available is to provide applicants with a realistic experience of how an examination is conducted. In brief, the mock examinations will primarily boost the morale and confidence of students preparing to take the GATE 2023 exam. 

GATE 2023 Sample Papers

The GATE candidates who practice a good number of GATE sample test papers become more confident of facing the challenges posed by the exam. The GATE sample test papers build the confidence of the test-takers by familiarizing them with expected GATE question types. These sample papers of GATE provides a fair bit of an idea regarding the GATE exam pattern and marking scheme to the test-takers. The direct link to download the GATE subject-wise sample test papers is given below. Also last year, two new papers were added - Naval Architecture & Marine Engineering and Geomatics Engineering and the GATE test-takers will find out the sample papers of these two newly introduced subjects as well. 

GATE 2023 Paper Analysis

The GATE exam analysis is prepared by renowned Engineering experts of CollegeDekho after the conducting body carries out the examination and the test-takers share their feedback with us through our feedback form. We prepare paper-wise GATE exam analysis so that the test-takers have detailed information regarding certain aspects of the exam or question paper such as the overall difficulty level of the question paper, expected number of good attempts, marking scheme and others.

GATE 2023 Answer Key

IIT Kanpur will release the GATE Answer Key 2023 in pdf format. Candidates will have the opportunity to file objections to the GATE Answer Key 2023 within the time frame allotted. The final GATE 2023 answer key will be provided for all 29 topic examinations. Candidates can utilize the paper and answer key to obtain their score. To do so, assign 1 or 2 points to each correct response and subtract 1/3 or 2/3 points for each incorrect response. GATE Answer Key 2023 will be made available on the official website after all phases of the exam have been completed. 

GATE 2023 Response Sheet

Following the completion of the exam, the GATE Response Sheet for 2023 will be made available. Candidates can access the system by entering their registration enrolment ID and password. The GATE response sheet, also known as the GATE sheet, includes answers and replies from applicants in their GATE answer paper. We recommend that you save the GATE answer sheet for future reference. 

GATE 2023 Result

GATE 2023 results will be announced by IIT Kanpur. The GATE result will be available online at the official GATE 2023 website, gate.iitk.ac.in. To view their GATE test result, candidates must log in to the GOAPs webpage. GATE scorecard will provide the candidate's name, marks, scores, and rank. The GATE scorecard will be valid for only three years.  

GATE 2023 Cutoff

A different cut off for the GATE exam is issued for each of the 29 examinations, which differs by subject and category. The cut-off grades for admission to the different courses provided by the participating colleges or institutions shall be determined by the colleges or institutions. Candidates that score better than the GATE Cut Off are frequently hired for high-paying positions at several PSUs. Only applicants who score equal to or higher than the qualifying GATE Cut Off scores for 2022 will be granted a scorecard. Here are some GATE cutoff links - 

NITs GATE Cutoff 2022 - Check Previous Years' Cutoff, M.Tech Admission Process & Fee StructureGATE Electronics & Communication Engineering (ECE) Cutoff 2022 - Check Previous Year Cutoffs Here
IIT Bombay GATE Cutoff 2022: M.Tech Admission, Shortlist, Selection Criteria, Previous Year Cutoff (2021/2020/2019/ 2018/ 2017/ 2016)IIT Ropar GATE Cutoff 2022: M.Tech Admission Process, Selection Criteria, Previous Year Cutoff (2021/2020/2019/ 2018/ 2017/ 2016)
IIT Kanpur GATE Cutoff 2022: M.Tech Admission Process, Selection Criteria, Previous Year Cutoff (2021/2020/2019/ 2018/ 2017/ 2016)IIT Gandhinagar GATE Cutoff 2022: M.Tech Admission Process, Selection Criteria, Previous Year Cutoff (2021/2020/2019/ 2018/ 2017/ 2016)
IIT Kharagpur GATE Cutoff 2022: M.Tech Admission Process, Selection Criteria, Previous Year Cutoff (2021/2020/2019/ 2018/ 2017/ 2016)IIT Bhubaneswar GATE Cutoff 2022: M.Tech Admission Process, Selection Criteria, Previous Year Cutoff (2021/2020/2019/ 2018/ 2017/ 2016)
IIT Patna GATE Cutoff 2022: M.Tech Admission Process, Selection Criteria, Previous Year Cutoff (2021/2020/2019/ 2018/ 2017/ 2016)

IIT Madras GATE Cutoff 2022: M.Tech Admission Process, Selection Criteria, Previous Year Cutoff (2021/2020/2019/ 2018/ 2017/ 2016)

IIT Guwahati GATE Cutoff 2022: M.Tech Admission Process, Selection Criteria, Previous Year Cutoff (2021/2020/2019/ 2018/ 2017/ 2016)IIT Jodhpur GATE Cutoff 2022: M.Tech Admission Process, Selection Criteria, Previous Year Cutoff (2021/2020/2019/2018/2017)
IIT Roorkee GATE Cutoff 2022: M.Tech Admission Process, Selection Criteria, Previous Year Cutoff (2021/2020/2019/ 2018/ 2017/ 2016)IIT (BHU) Varanasi GATE Cutoff 2022: M.Tech Admission Process, Selection Criteria, Previous Year Cutoff (2021/2020/2019/ 2018/ 2017/ 2016)
IIT Hyderabad GATE Cutoff 2022: M.Tech Admission Process, Selection Criteria, Previous Year Cutoff (2021/2020/2019/ 2018/ 2017/ 2016)IIT Delhi GATE Cutoff 2022: M.Tech Admission Process, Selection Criteria, Previous Year Cutoff (2021/2020/2019/ 2018/ 2017/ 2016)
IIT Indore GATE Cutoff 2022: M.Tech Admission Process, Selection Criteria, Previous Year Cutoff (2021/2020/2019/ 2018/ 2017/ 2016)---

Exam Day Instructions for GATE 2023

GATE 2023 will be carried out in February for postgraduate engineering admission seekers from all across the country. Before the exam begins, the candidates appearing in this year's GATE must make themselves acquainted with the exam day instructions issued by the conducting body - IIT Kanpur. The GATE 2023 exam day instructions include the COVOD-19 guidelines and SOPs, last-minute preparation tips for the test-takers and other important instructions released by the officials.

Important GATE Articles

The list of all the important GATE 2023 articles are provided in the following table - 

What is a Good Score in GATE Mechanical Engineering (ME)GATE Physics (PH) Preparation Strategy (30 Days), Best Books, Important Chapters/ Topics
GATE Previous Year Question Papers (Available) – Download PDF for All 27 Subjects HereGATE: Check Previous Years' Electrical Engineering Difficulty Level & Expected Topic-Wise Weightage
How to Get Admission in M.Tech Courses at IITs, NITs Without GATE ScoreWhat is a Good Score in GATE CSE?
List of PSUs for Instrumentation Engineering Through GATE: Eligibility, Application Form, Selection Process, Average SalaryList of PSUs for Computer Science Engineering Through GATE: Eligibility, Application Form, Selection Process, Average Salary
GATE Mechanical Engineering (ME) Marks vs Rank vs Score AnalysisGATE Exam Day Instructions - Documents to Carry, Guidelines
GATE Rank vs Marks vs Score AnalysisSteps to Challenge GATE Answer Key - Last Date, Fees, Procedure, Refund Rules
GAIL Recruitment through GATE 2022: Dates, Eligibility, Application Form, Selection Process, Average SalaryGATE: List of Top 25 Government & Private Colleges for M.Tech Admission
List of NITs for GATE Score 600-700List of NITs for GATE Score 500-600
List of NITs for GATE Score 400-500GATE Economics Preparation Strategy - Major Topics, Study Plan, Sample Paper, Best Books
GATE Architecture & Planning Syllabus - Best Books, Preparation TipsGATE Biotechnology (BT) Subject Wise Weightage, Important Topics, Best Books
GATE Petroleum Engineering Preparation Strategy, Syllabus, Important Chapters, Best Books---

Important Dates

GATE 2023 Important EventsDates
Exam Date 04 Feb to 05 Feb, 2023
Exam Date 11 Feb to 12 Feb, 2023

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Diksha Sharma, Student / Alumni

Dear Student,

Yes, the students who are in their final year of graduation or are awaiting their results can also apply for GATE Exam. However, it is important for the candidates to generate their qualification degree at the time of admission. Recently, the examination authority has made several changes to the GATE eligibility criteria. To learn about the new GATE eligibility, read GATE Eligibility Requirements.

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Diksha Sharma, Student / Alumni

Dear Student,

A Diploma in Engineering student cannot apply for GATE exam as the minimum eligibility for GATE exam is to hold a Bachelor's degree.

To know about the eligibility and admission details, read GATE exam details.                                          

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What is minimum score of GATE required for M.Tech in Civil Engineering?

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Dear Student,

The minimum GATE score required for M.Tech in Civil Engineering is 26-30 for General Category, 24-28 for OBC and 16-20 for SC/ ST. However, the cutoff varies for different institutes and colleges. You can check GATE cutoff to learn about the cutoff marks for different institutes for GATE Civil Engineering.

For more insights, do not forget to check NITs GATE Cutoff & M.Tech Admission Process and List of Top 25 Colleges for M.Tech Admission Through GATE.

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FAQs about GATE

Has the Supreme Court of India quashed the GATE 2022 postponement petition?

Yes, the Supreme Court of India has quashed the petition seeking the postponement of the GATE 2022 examination and the exam will take place as per the present schedule

Will GATE 2022 exam be postponed after the Supreme Court intervention?

The Supreme Court of India has agreed to hear the petition seeking the postponement of the GATE 2022 examination on an urgent basis. If IIT Kharagpur does not satisfy the queries put forth by the Supreme Court of India, there is a possibility that the GATE exam might be postponed. 

Who is going to conduct GATE 2022?

GATE 2022 will be conducted by IIT Kharagpur.

For how many papers is the GATE 2022 examination is conducted?

GATE exam is conducted in 29 subjects.

How can a candidate register and apply for GATE?

A candidate can register and apply for GATE via the GATE Online Application Processing System, which is commonly referred to as GOAPS

Do M.Tech colleges offer scholarships to top rank holders in GATE?

Yes, top GATE rank holders are offered scholarships by M.Tech colleges.

Who conducts the GATE exam every year?

GATE examination is conducted on a rotational basis by all the seven IITs and IISc Bangalore every year. GATE 2020 was conducted by IIT Delhi.

Can a GATE qualified candidate apply for M.Tech/M.E admission in institutes of national importance only?

No, in addition to the institutes of national importance, GATE qualified candidates can apply for admissions in any institute offering M.Tech/M.E/MS/Direct PhD admissions.

When will GATE 2022 be conducted?

GATE 2022 will be conducted on February 5, 6, 12 & 13.

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