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GATE 2022

Updated By Sakunth Kumar on 04 May, 2021 14:50

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About GATE 2022 (Notification Likely in July)

GATE 2022 will be conducted by IIT Kharagpur, and the official notification for the entrance exam is expected to be released in July. Usually, the GATE exam is conducted in the month of February every year (first & the second weekend of February). The exact exam date of GATE 2022 will be updated as and when IIT Kharagpur releases the same. There will not be any Covid-19 second wave impact on GATE 2022, and the exam will be conducted in February without a delay. The application form for GATE 2022 is expected to be released in September. Two new subjects were introduced in 2021, i.e., Environmental Science and Humanities & Social Sciences. Last year, MSQs (Multiple Select Questions) were also introduced in GATE. All the details with regard to the GATE 2022 can be checked here.

GATE 2022 Information Brochure PDF - To be Updated

The Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering (GATE) is a national-level examination, which is conducted for candidates seeking admission in Post Graduate Programmes (M.E., M.Tech, MS, Direct Ph.D.) 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 27 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.

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GATE 2022 Exam Highlights

Here are some of the major highlights of the GATE 2022 exam –

Name of the ExamGraduate Admission Test in Engineering (GATE)
Conducting Body of GATE 2022IIT Kharagpur
Exam DateFebruary 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 Subejcts27
New Changes in GATE 2022To be Notified
Mode of the ExamOnline
Minimum EligibilityThe candidates must have passed a Bachelor’s degree such as B.Tech or 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

GATE 2022 Important Dates

The important dates of GATE 2022 are as follows - 


Release of GATE 2022 NotificationJuly 2021

Commencement of GATE 2022 Registration through GOAPS

September 2021

Last Date of GATE 2022 Online Application Submission without late fee

To be Notified

Extended Closing Date for Submission of (Online) Application

To be Notified

GATE 2022 Application Form Correction 

To be Notified

Last Date for Requesting Change of Examination City

To be Notified

GATE 2022 Admit Card Download

To be Notified

GATE 2022 Date of Examination

February 2022

GATE 2022 Answer KeyTo be Notified

GATE 2022 Declaration of Result

To be Notified

GATE 2022 Paper Wise Schedule/ Dates

The paper wise schedule of GATE 2022 is as follows -


Morning Session

Afternoon Session

To be Notified

To be Notified

To be Notified

To be Notified

GATE Conducting Body

IIT Kharagpur is the Organising Institute for GATE 2022. 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. 

All About GATE 2022

GATE, which is also known as Graduate Admission Test in Engineering is conducted to assess and analyse the comprehensive understanding of the aspirants in various undergraduate subjects like Architecture, Technology and Engineering and also some post-graduate level subjects in Science. IISc Bangalore and seven IITs (Delhi, Bombay, Kanpur, Guwahati, Madras, Kharagpur and  Roorkee) on behalf of the National Coordination Board conduct the GATE 2022 exam.

Qualifying GATE is mandatory in order to get admission or vail financial assistance to pursue a Master’s programme and direct Doctoral programme. Recently quite a number of Public Sector Undertakings have been accepting GATE score for their recruitment process. 

The GATE score would reflect the relative performance level and capability to pursue a particular subject. The GATE 2021 score will be valid for three years which means this score will be considered by the institutes for up to 3 years from the date of examination. 

GATE 2022 Zones

As mentioned above the GATE 2022 will be held across the entire country and also in some cities outside India. Here is the list which shows the GATE 2022 zones for the applicants to choose. 

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 wishes 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.

GATE Score Used for PSU Recruitment

The Public Sector Undertakings use the GATE score to shortlist the candidates for Recruitment. Some of the organisations 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.

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

Who are More Likely to Qualify for GATE?

An old Dutch proverb says- With Hardwork, you can get the 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

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:

  • Post Graduate Common Entrance Test (PGCET), Karnataka

  • Tamil Nadu Common Entrance Test (TANCET)

  • BITS Higher Degree Entrance Exam (BITS HD)

  • SRM Graduate Engineering Entrance Test (SRMGEET)

  • VIT Master Engineering Entrance Exam (VIT MEE)

  • Central Universities Common Entrance Test (CUCET)

  • Manipal University Online Entrance Test (MUOET)

  • JIIT Post Graduate Entrance Test (JIIT PGET)

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.

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

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Can I get into any good Architecture College for M.Arch without clearing any Entrance?

-Puneet PatnaikUpdated on October 14, 2020 08:27 PM
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Samiksha Rautela, Student / Alumni

Dear Student, 

To get admission in an M.Arch course, you are either required to qualify a national level entrance exam such as GATECEED, TANCET etc. or sit for institute level entrance exam. Go through the list of Top Private Colleges for M.Arch Admission and M.Arch Admissions 2020 in India to explore some options.

You can also either dial the helpline number 1800-572-9877 (toll-free) or fill the Common Application Form to talk to our admission experts. For the queries related to any course or college, write back in the QnA zone. 


Engineering 4th year student eligible for gate exam?

-AnonymousUpdated on September 18, 2020 03:07 PM
  • 1 Answer
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.

Meanwhile, you can also go through other articles related to GATE to learn more:

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

-khuspe yogiraj yashwantUpdated on September 02, 2020 12:47 PM
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Diksha Sharma, Student / Alumni

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

What is the exam date of GATE 2022?

GATE 2022 exam dates are yet to be notified.

When will GATE 2022 be conducted?

GATE 2022 will be conducted in Ferbruary.

Who is going to conduct GATE 2022?

GATE 2022 will be conducted by IIT Kharagpur.

For how many papers is the GATE examination conducted?

GATE exam is conducted for 25 science subjects/papers.

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.

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