Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering (GATE)
Exam Date: 05/02/2022 Exam State: All India Last Date: 24/09/2021

Exam Details

Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering (GATE) is a national examination on the comprehensive understanding of the candidates in various undergraduate subjects in Engineering / Technology /Architecture and post-graduate level subjects in Arts, Commerce and Science. GATE 2022 will be conducted for 29 subjects (also referred to as “papers”) and it would be distributed over Saturday 5 th, Sunday 6th, Saturday 12th and Sunday 13th of February 2022.

The GATE examination is conducted in different cities across India.

The examination would be purely a Computer Based Test (CBT).

Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering (GATE)  is a national examination conducted jointly by the Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur and six other Indian Institutes of Technology at Mumbai, Delhi, Guwahati, Kanpur, Chennai, Roorkee & Indian Institute of Science at Bengaluru on behalf of the National Coordination Board – GATE, The Department of Higher Education, Ministry of Education (MoE), Government of India.

Organising Institute for GATE 2022 is Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur.

Qualifying in GATE is a mandatory requirement for seeking admission and /or financial assistance to:

  • (i) Master’s programs and direct Doctoral programs in Engineering/ Technology/ Architecture and
  • (ii) Doctoral programs in relevant branches of Science, in the institutions supported by the MHRD and other Government agencies. Even in some colleges and institutions, which admit students without MHRD scholarship/ assistantship, the GATE qualification is mandatory.

Further, many Public Sector Undertakings (PSUs) have been using the GATE score in their recruitment process.

Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering (GATE) is basically an examination on the comprehensive understanding of the candidates in various undergraduate subjects in Engineering/ Technology/ Architecture and post-graduate level subjects in Science.

GATE 2022 will be conducted for 29 subjects (papers) will be conducted as ONLINE Computer BasedTest (CBT).

The GATE score would reflect the relative performance level of the candidate in a particular subject,which is quantified based on the several years of examination data.

GATE 2022 score is valid for THREE YEARS from the date of announcement of the results.

About GATE 2022

IIT  Kharagpur is the organising institute for GATE 2022.

GATE 2022 will be conducted on 29 subjects

Examination for all the 29 subjects (papers) will be conducted as ONLINE Computer Based Test (CBT).

Examination for some of the papers in GATE 2022 may be held in multiple sessions.

However, a candidate can appear for the examination in one session ONLY.

Examination Pattern

Examination Mode

Computer Based Test

Duration

3 Hours

Number of Subjects (Papers)

29

Sections

General Aptitude (GA) + Candidate’s Selected Subject

Type of Questions

(A) Multiple Choice Questions (MCQ)

(B) Remaining types

1. Multiple Select Questions (MSQ) and/or

2. Numerical Answer Type (NAT) Questions

Questions for testing these abilities

Recall

Comprehension

Application

Analysis and Synthesis

Number of Questions

10 (GA) + 55 (subject) = 65 Questions

Distribution of Marks in all Papers EXCEPT papers AR, CY, EY, GG, MA, PH, XH and XL

General Aptitude: 15 Marks + Engineering Mathematics: 13 Marks + Subject Questions: 72 Marks = Total: 100 Marks

Distribution of Marks in papers AR, CY, EY, GG, MA, PH, XH and XL

General Aptitude: 15 Marks + Subject Questions: 85 Marks = Total: 100 Marks

Marking Scheme

All of the questions will be of 1 mark or 2 marks

There is no age limit to appear for GATE 2022 examination.

Pattern of Questions

GATE 2022 would contain questions of two different types in all the papers

(i) Multiple Choice Questions (MCQ) carrying 1 or 2 marks each in all the papers and sections.

These questions are objective in nature, and each will have a choice of four answers, out of which the candidate has to select (mark) the correct answer.

For a wrong answer chosen in a MCQ, there will be negative marking.

For 1-mark MCQ, 1/3 mark will be deducted for a wrong answer.

(ii) Numerical Answer Type (NAT) Questions carrying 1 or 2 marks each in all the papers and sections. For these questions, the answer is a signed real number, which needs to be entered by the candidate using the virtual numeric keypad on the monitor (keyboard of the computer will be disabled). No choices will be shown for these type of questions. The answer can be a number such as 10 or -10 (an integer only). The answer may be in decimals as well, for example, 10.1 (one decimal) or 10.01 (two decimals) or -10.001 (three decimals). These questions will be mentioned with, up to which decimal places, the candidates need to present the answer. Also, an appropriate range will be considered while evaluating the numerical answer type questions so that the candidate is not unduly penalized due to the usual round-off errors. Wherever required and possible, it is better to give NAT answer up to a maximum of three decimal places.

There is NO negative marking for a wrong answer in NAT questions.

GATE 2022 will be conducted on 29 subjects (papers).

  1. Aerospace Engineering
  2. Agricultural Engineering
  3. Architecture and Planning
  4. Architecture and Planning
  5. Bio-medical Engineering
  6. Biotechnology
  7. Civil Engineering
  8. Chemical Engineering
  9. Computer Science and Information Technology
  10. Chemistry
  11. Electronics and Communication Engineering
  12. Electrical Engineering
  13. Environmental Science Engineering
  14. Ecology and Evolution
  15. Geomatics Engineering
  16. Geology and Geophysics
  17. Instrumentation Engineering
  18. Mathematics
  19. Mechanical Engineering
  20. Mining Engineering
  21. Metallurgical Engineering
  22. Petroleum Engineering
  23. Physics
  24. Production and Industrial Engineering
  25. Statistics
  26. Textile Engineering and Fibre Science
  27. Engineering Science
  28. Humanities & Social Sciences
  29. Life Science

Zones For GATE 2022

Zone-1 Indian Institute of Science Bangalore http://gate.iisc.ac.in

Zone-2 Indian Institute of Technology Bombay http://www.gate.iitb.ac.in

Zone-3 Indian Institute of Technology Delhi http://gate.iitd.ac.in

Zone-4 Indian Institute of Technology Guwahati http://gate.iitg.ac.in/gate-jam

Zone-5 Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur http://gate.iitk.ac.in

Zone-6 Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur http://gate.iitkgp.ac.in

Zone-7 Indian Institute of Technology Madras http://gate.iitm.ac.in

Zone-8 Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee http://gate.iitr.ac.in

Some of these Professional Socities/Institutions, which conduct examination in various fields of engineering, are as follows.

  • The Institution of Engineers (India) (IE)
  • The Institution of Civil Engineers (ICE)
  • The Institution of Electronics and Telecommunication Engineers (IETE)
  • The Aeronautical Society of India (AeSI)
  • The Indian Institute of Chemical Engineers, including Polymer and Environmental Group (IIChemE)
  • The Indian Institute of Metals (IIM)
  • The Indian Institute of Industrial Engineers (IIE)

Candidates who possess certification from any of the professional societies must ensure that those examinations conducted by the societies are approved by MHRD/AICTE/UGC/UPSC as equivalent to B.E./B.Tech./B.Arch./B.Planning etc.

Schedule

Dates of examination: Saturday 5th, Sunday 6th, Saturday 12th and Sunday 13th February, 2022.

Thereare two sessions (forenoon and afternoon) each day.

Eligibility

B.E/ B.Tech/ B.Pharm: Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering/ Technology  (4 years after 10+2 or 3 years after B.Sc./Diploma in Engineering/ Technology) and those who are in the final year of such programs.

Description of Eligible candidates: Currently in the final year or already completed.
Year of Qualificationnot later than: 2021.

B. Arch.: Bachelor’s Degree in Architecture (Five years course).

Description of Eligible candidates: Currently in the final year or already completed.
Year of Qualificationnot later than: 2021.

B.Sc. (Research)/ B.S.: Bachelor’s Degree in Science (Post-Diploma/ 4 years after 10+2).

M. Sc./ M.A/MCA or equivalent: Master’s Degree in any branch of Science/Mathematics / Statistics/Computer Applications or equivalent.

Description of Eligible candidates: Currently in the 4thyear or already completed.
Year of Qualificationnot later than: 2021.

Description of Eligible candidates: Currently in the final year or already completed.
Year of Qualificationnot later than: 2021.

Int. M.E/ M.Tech (Post-B.Sc.): Post-BSc Integrated Master’s Degree programs in Engineering / Technology (Four year program).

Description of Eligible candidates: Currently in the 2nd/3rd/4th year or already completed.
Year of Qualificationnot later than: 2021.

Int. M.E/ M.Tech or Dual Degree (after Diploma or 10+2): Integrated Master’s Degree program or Dual Degree program in Engineering / Technology (Five year program).

Description of Eligible candidates: Currently in the 4th/5th year or alread ycompleted
Year of Qualificationnot later than: 2021.

Int. M.Sc/ Int. B.S.-M.S.: Integrated M.Sc. or Five year integrated B. S./M. S. program.

Description of Eligible candidates: Currently in the finalyear or already completed.
Year of Qualificationnot later than: 2021.

Professional Society Examination (equivalent to B.E/B.Tech/B.Arch): B.E/B.Tech/B.Arch equivalent examinations of Professional Societies, recognized by MHRD/UPSC/AICTE (e.g., AMIE by Institution of Engineers-India, AMICE by the Institute of Civil Engineers-India).

Candidates who have obtained/are pursuing their qualifying degree from countries other than India:

i) Must have completed or are in the final year of their Bachelor’s Degree (duration: at least 4 years) in Engineering/Technology or;

ii) Must have completed or are in the final year of their Post Graduate (Master's) Degree (duration: at least 2 years) in any relevant subjects in science.

There is no age limit for the course.

Syllabus

GATE 2022 will be conducted for 29 papers.

The table shows the list of papers with codes.

A candidate is allowed to appear either in ONE or UP TO TWO papers of the GATE 2022 examination. However, a candidate is only allowed to select the second paper from the pre-defined Two Paper Combination list.

Aerospace Engineering AE

Agricultural Engineering  AG

Architecture and Planning (New Pattern) AR

Biomedical Engineering BM

Biotechnology   BT

Civil Engineering  CE

Chemical Engineering  CH

Computer Science and Information Technology CS

Chemistry CY

Electronics and Communication Engineering  EC

Electrical Engineering EE

Environmental Science & Engineering  ES

Ecology and Evolution    EY

Geomatics Engineering (New Paper) GE

Geology and Geophysics GG     

Instrumentation Engineering IN

Mathematics MA

Mechanical Engineering ME

Mining Engineering MN

Metallurgical Engineering MT

Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering (New Paper) NM

Petroleum Engineering PE

Physics PH

Production and Industrial Engineering PI

Statistics ST

Textile Engineering and Fibre Science TF

Engineering Sciences XE

Humanities & Social Sciences XH

Life Sciences XL

Each GATE 2022 paper is for total 100 marks, General Aptitude (GA) is common for all papers (15 marks) and rest of the paper covers the respective syllabus (85 marks).

Note: “Geomatics Engineering (GE)” and “Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering (NM)”are two new papers introduced in GATE 2022. 

Past Question Papers

GATE 2021

Paper Name

Question Papers

Aerospace Engineering

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Agricultural Engineering

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Architecture and Planning

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Biomedical Engineering

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Biotechnology

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Civil Engineering

View (Session-1)

View (Session-2)

Chemical Engineering

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Computer Sc. and Information Technology

Computer Sc. and Information Technology

View

View (Session-2)

Chemistry

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Electronics and Communication Engg.

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Electrical Engineering

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Environmental Science and Engineering View

Ecology and Evolution

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Geology and Geophysics

View

View (Session -2)

Instrumentation Engineering

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Mathematics

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Mechanical Engineering

(View-Session-1)

(View-Session-2)

Mining Engineering

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Metallurgical Engineering

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Petroleum Engineering

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Physics

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Production and Industrial Engineering

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Statistics

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Textile Engineering and Fibre Science

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Engineering Mathematics

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Fluid Mechanics

Materials Science

Solid Mechanics

Thermodynamics

Polymer Science and Engineering

Food Technology

Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences

Chemistry

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Zoology

Food Technology

Biochemistry

Botany

Microbiology

Zoology

Food Technology

 

GATE 2020

Paper Name

Question Papers

Aerospace Engineering

View

Agricultural Engineering

View

Architecture and Planning

View

Biomedical Engineering

View

Biotechnology

View

Civil Engineering

View (Session-1)

View (Session-2)

Chemical Engineering

View

Computer Sc. and Information Technology

View

Chemistry

View

Electronics and Communication Engg.

View

Electrical Engineering

View

Ecology and Evolution

View

Geology and Geophysics

View

Instrumentation Engineering

View

Mathematics

View

Mechanical Engineering

(View-Session-1)

(View-Session-2)

Mining Engineering

View

Metallurgical Engineering

View

Petroleum Engineering

View

Physics

View

Production and Industrial Engineering

View

Statistics

View

Textile Engineering and Fibre Science

View

Engineering Mathematics

View

Fluid Mechanics

Materials Science

Solid Mechanics

Thermodynamics

Polymer Science and Engineering

Food Technology

Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences

Chemistry

View

Zoology

Food Technology

Biochemistry

Botany

Microbiology

Zoology

Food Technology

Fees

Application Fee for GATE 2022

Category

 Regular Period(30th August to24th Sept. 2021) 

During theExtended Period(25th Sep. to 1stOct. 2021)

Female candidates

Rs. 750/-

Rs. 1,250/-

Sc/ST/PWD category candidates

Rs. 750/-

Rs. 1,250/-

All other candidates

Rs. 1,500/-

Rs. 2,000/-

The fee does not include service charges.

Admission process

Candidates have to register and fill the application ONLINE mode ONLY at GATE Online Application Processing System (GOAPS). 

The entire process of filling up of the application form and uploading of certificates/documents, etc. is in online mode only.

The candidates should not send any har dcopy of his/her application form/documents etc. to IIT Bombay or any of the zonal GATE

The payment of application fees is through electronic mode.

Documents/ Data required (Indian Candidates):

  • Personal information (name, date of birth, your personal mobile number, parent’s name, parent’s mobile number, etc.)
  • Address for Communication (including PIN code)
  • Eligibility degree details
  • College address, PIN code of college
  • GATE paper, choice of GATE examination cities
  • Scanned image of your photograph
  • Scanned image of your signature
  • Scanned image of your thumb impression
  • Scanned copy in pdf format of Degree Certificate or mark sheet of previous semester/year (for final year candidates) / Provisional certificate (letter) from the Institute for final year students
  • Scanned copy of Category/PwD Certificate (if applicable) in pdf format
  • ID Proof : Only Passport/PAN Card/Voter ID/Aadhaar UID/College ID/Employee ID card
  • Bank details for application fees. 

Documents/ Data required (International Candidates):

  • Personal information (name, date of birth, your personal mobile number, parent’s name, parent’s mobile number, etc.)
  • Address for Communication
  • Eligibility degree details
  • College address
  • GATE paper, choice of GATE examination cities
  • Scanned image of your photograph
  • Scanned image of your signature
  • Scanned image of your thumb impression
  • Scanned copy of Degree Certificate or mark sheet of previous semester/year (for final year candidates) in pdf format
  • ID Proof : Only Passport/Government issued ID/College ID/Employee ID card
  • Bank details for application fees.

Catefory

On before 24 Sept 2019

During the Extended Period

Female candidates

Rs. 750/-

Rs. 1250/-

Sc/ST/PWD category candidates

Rs. 750/-

Rs. 1250/-

All other candidates

Rs. 1500/-

Rs. 2000/-

Addis Ababa, Colombo, Dhaka and Kathmandu

US$50

US$ 70

Dubai and Singapore

US$100

US$120

 

Admit Card

Admit Card can ONLY be downloaded from the GATE 2022 website from 3rd January 2022.

AdmitCards will NOT be sent by post or as an e-mail attachment.Candidates must bring a print-out of the downloaded Admit Card on A4 sized paper to the Examination for the verification along with the original and valid photo Identity Document (NOphotocopy / scanned copy / NOT an expired document), which was specified during the filling up of the online application (for example: Aadhaar-UID, Passport, PAN card, Voter ID and DrivingLicense). 

Test Centres

List of Zone-wise Examination Cities

1. IISc Bangalore

Bengaluru - 560 012

Website: http://gate.iisc.ac.in

Cities: Ananthapuramu (AP), Angamaly (KL), Bagalkot (KA),Belagavi (Belgaum) (KA), Ballari (Bellary) (KA), BengaluruSouth (KA), Bengaluru North (KA), Bidar (KA),Chikkamagaluru (KA), Davanagere (KA), Hassan (KA),Hubballi (Hubli) (KA), Hyderabad (TS), Kalaburagi(Gulbarga) (KA), Kannur (KL), Kasaragod (KL), Kolar (KA),Kozhikode (KL), Kurnool (AP), Malappuram (KL), Mangaluru(KA), Manipal (KA), Mysuru (Mysore) (KA), Palakkad (KL),Payyanur (KL), Port Blair (AN), Shivamogga (Shimoga) (KA),Thrissur (KL), Tumakuru (KA), Vatakara (KL) - (30 Cities).

2. IIT Bombay, Powai

Mumbai - 400 076

Website: http://gate.iitb.ac.in

Cities: Ahmedabad (GJ), Ahmednagar (MH),  Akola (MH), Amravati (MH), Anand(GJ), Aurangabad (MH), Baramati (MH), Bhavnagar (GJ),Bhuj (GJ), Chandrapur (MH), Dhule (MH),Gandhinagar (GJ), Goa (GA),Jalgaon (MH), Kolhapur (MH), Mehsana (GJ), Mumbai-NaviMumbai-Thane (MH), Nagpur (MH), Nanded (MH), Nashik(MH), Pune (MH), Raigad (MH), Rajkot (GJ), Ratnagiri (MH),Sangli (MH), Satara (MH), Solapur (MH), Surat (GJ),Vadodara (GJ) , Vasai-Palghar (MH)- (30 Cities).

3. IIT Delhi, Hauz Khas

New Delhi – 110 016

Website: http://gate.iitd.ac.in

Cities: Ajmer (RJ), Alwar (RJ), Bikaner (RJ), Faridabad (HR), Greater NOIDA (UP), Gurugram (HR), Hisar (HR), Indore(MP), Jaipur (RJ), Jammu-Samba (JK), Jodhpur (RJ), Kota(RJ), Mathura (UP), New Delhi (DL),  Sikar(RJ), Sonepat (HR), Srinagar (JK), Udaipur (RJ), Ujjain (MP)- (19 Cities).

4. IIT Guwahati

Guwahati – 781 039

Website: http://iitg.ac.in/gate-jam

Cities: Agartala (TR), Aizawl (MZ), Asansol-Durgapur (WB), BokaroSteel City (JH), Burdwan (WB), Dhanbad (JH), Dibrugarh(AS), Dimapur-Kohima (NL), Gangtok (SK), Guwahati (AS),Imphal (MN), Itanagar (AR), Jorhat (AS), Kalyani (WB),Muzaffarpur (BR), Patna (BR), Purnea (BR), Shillong (ML),Silchar (AS), Siliguri (WB), Tezpur (AS) - (21 Cities). 

5. IIT Kanpur

Kanpur – 208 016

Website: http://gate.iitk.ac.in

Cities: Agra (UP), Aligarh (UP), Allahabad (UP), Bareilly (UP), Bhopal (MP), Gorakhpur (UP), Gwalior (MP), Jabalpur (MP), Jhansi (UP), Kanpur (UP), Lucknow (UP), Varanasi (UP), Sagar (MP), Satna (MP) -(14 Cities).

6. IIT Kharagpur

Kharagpur – 721 302

Website: http://gate.iitkgp.ac.in

Cities: Baharampur-Murshidabad (WB), Balasore (OD), Berhampur (OD), Bhilai (CH), Bhubaneswar (OD), Bilaspur (CH), Cuttack (OD), Dhenkanal (OD), Eluru (AP), Hazaribag (JH), Hooghly (WB), Jamshedpur (JH), Kakinada (AP), Kharagpur (WB), Kolkata (WB), Machilipatnam (AP), Raipur (CH), Rajamahendravaram (Rajahmundry AP), Ranchi (JH), Rourkela (OD), Sambalpur (OD), Srikakulam (AP), Tadepalligudem (AP), Vijayawada (AP), Visakhapatnam (AP), Vizianagaram (AP) - (26 Cities)

7.  IIT Madras

Chennai – 600 036

Website: http://gate.iitm.ac.in

Cities: Alappuzha (KL), Aluva-Ernakulam (KL), Attingal (KL),Chengannur (KL), Chennai South (TN), Chennai West (TN),Chirala (AP), Chittoor (AP), Coimbatore (TN), Cuddalore((TN), Dindigul (TN), Gudur (AP), Guntur (AP), Idukki (KL),Kadapa (AP), Kanjirapally (KL), Kanyakumari-Nagercoil(TN), Karimnagar (TS), Khammam (TS), Kodad (TS), Kollam(KL), Kothamangalam (KL), Kottayam (KL), Madurai (TN),Muvattupuzha (KL), Namakkal (TN), Nellore (AP), Ongole(AP), Puducherry (PY), Salem (TN), Thanjavur (TN),Thiruvananthapuram (KL), Thoothukudi (TN), Tiruchirapalli(TN), Tirunelveli (TN), Tirupati (AP), Vellore (TN), Villupuram(TN), Virudhunagar (TN), Warangal (TS) - (40 Cities).

8. IIT Roorkee

Roorkee – 247 667

Website: http://gate.iitr.ac.in

Cities: Ambala (HR), Amritsar (PB), Bathinda (PB), Dehradun (UK),Ghaziabad (UP), Haldwani (UK), Hamirpur-Una (HP),Jalandhar (PB), Karnal (HR), Kurukshetra (HR), Ludhiana(PB), Meerut (UP), Mohali-Chandigarh (PB), Moradabad(UP), Muzaffarnagar (UP), NOIDA (UP), Panipat (HR),Pathankot (PB), Patiala-Sangrur (PB), Roorkee (UK),Shimla-Solan (HP), Yamunanagar (HR) - (22 Cities).

A candidate can choose THREE cities from the list of examination cities given above. 

All the three choices must be from the same GATE 2022 zone. 

GATE 2022 reserves the right to add a new city or remove an existing one, and allot a city that may not be from any of the choices selected by the candidate.

 GATE 2022 will not be conducted in any International centres due to current COVID-19 pandemic.

Score Result

After the evaluation of the answers, the actual (raw) marks obtained by a candidate will be consideredfor computing the GATE Score. For multi-session papers (subjects), raw marks obtained by thecandidates in different sessions will be converted to Normalized marks for that particular subject.Thus, raw marks (for single session papers) or normalized marks (for multi-session papers) will beused for computing the GATE Score, based on the qualifying marks. 

Important Dates

GATE 2022 Dates

GATE 2022

05, 06, 12, 13 February 2022

Online application starts

30 August  2021

Closing application 24 September 2021
End of Extended period for online Registration / application (with late fee)  01 October 2021

Last date of requesting change of exam city

12 November 2021

Admit card available from

03 January 2022

Result announces

27 March 2022

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Organizing Chairman
GATE 2022
GATE Office
Indian Institute of Technology- Kharagpur
https://gate.iitb.ac.in