GATE 2023 Exam : Know All About Gate Exam

By: Shubh Sood on 2022-07-07 05:06:38

What is GATE?

The GATE exam, which stands for "Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering," is used to select candidates for admission to postgraduate engineering programs. During PSU recruitment, GATE scores are also taken into account. The GATE exam is jointly administered by the seven Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs) (Bombay, Delhi, Guwahati, Kharagpur, Madras, Roorkee, and Kanpur) and the Indian Institute of Science (IISc), Bangalore.

The Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering is a national exam that is authorised and administered in eight regions throughout India. The GATE Committee, faculty members from IISc, and seven other IITs administer the exam on behalf of the HRD (Human Resources Development) Ministry, National Coordinating Board (NCB), and Department of Education. The GATE scorecard is also used by a number of PSUs (Public Sector Undertakings) to recruit candidates for prestigious jobs at Indian Oil, GAIL, and Hindustan Petroleum, amongst many others.

The Indian Institute of Science (IISc), Bangalore, and seven Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs in Bombay, Delhi, Guwahati, Kanpur, Kharagpur, Madras, and Roorkee) jointly administer GATE.

GATE 2023 Highlights

Exam Name

Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering (GATE)

Conducting Body (Organising Institute)

IIT Kanpur

Frequency of Conduct

Once a year

Exam Level

National Level Exam

Languages

English

Mode of Application

Offline/Onlune

Application Fee (General)

1500 INR (Online)

Mode of Exam

Online

No. of Questions

10 General Aptitude + 55 Subject = 65

Question Type

MCQ, NAT, MSQ

Applications per year

Around 9 Lakhs

Mode of Counselling

Online

Participating Colleges

1060

Exam Duration

3 Hours

GATE 2023 Important Dates

Particulars

Tentative Dates

GATE Online Application Processing

August/September 2022

Closing of submission of Application form

4th week of September 2022

Last Date of Extended period for Online Registration Application (With Late Fees)

2nd week of October 2022

Last Date for requesting a change of examination city

3rd week of November 2022

Admit Card

1st week of January 2023

GATE 2023 Examination

1st and 2nd week of February 2023

Announcement of Result

3rd week of March

According to statistical data, GATE 2022 was conducted from the 5th to the 13th of February, 2022. A total of 7,11,542 people took the exam. Out of these, 1,26,813 candidates qualified. The GATE 2022 exam was cleared by 98,732 male candidates and 28,081 female candidates.

GATE 2023 Exam Pattern

Paper Code

Exam Pattern

For, subject codes, CE, CS, EC, AE, AG, BT, CH, ME, MN, MT, EE, IN, TF, XE, PE, ST, and PI

  • GA (General Aptitude) – 15
  • Engineering Mathematics – 13 questions
  • Subject of the Paper – 72 questions

CY, GG, EY, XL, PH, and MA

  • GA (General Aptitude) – 15
  • Subject of the Paper – 85

The GATE Exam Pattern 2022 varies depending on the segments and the marks division. However, one section that appears in all GATE papers is General Aptitude (GA). The GA section accounts for 15% of the total weightage.

Subject

Number of questions

Marks per Question

Total Marks

General Aptitude

5

1

5

5

2

10

Total

10

15

The subject with codes, AE, AG, BM, BT, CE, ME, MN, MT, CH, CS, EC, EE, ES, IN, PE, PI, TF, and XE contains 15% of GA, 13% Engineering Mathematics, and 72% of the core subject.

Sections

Marks Weightage

(GA) General Aptitude

15%

(EM) Engineering Mathematics

13%

Core Discipline

72%

The GA section contains ten questions. In addition to the ten questions, there will be 55 questions covering engineering mathematics and core discipline. Each of the 25 questions will be worth one point, while the remaining 30 will be worth two points.

Subject Code

Number of questions

Marks per Question

Total Marks

AE, AG, BM, BT, CE, ME, MN, MT, CH, CS, EC, EE, ES, IN, PE, PI, TF, and XE

25

1

25

30

2

60

Total

55

85

The subjects with the codes AR, CY, PH, ST, EY, GG, MA, XH, and XL account for 15% of General Aptitude and 85% of Core Discipline.

Sections

Number of Questions

Weightage

(GA) General Aptitude

15

15%

Core Discipline

55

85%

GATE Exam Pattern 2023 for AR, EY, CY, MA, and PH subjects:

Subjects

Number of questions

Marks per Question

Total Marks

EY, CY, MA, PH

25

1

25

30

2

60

Total

55

85

GATE 2023 Eligibility Criteria

The GATE 2023 exam eligibility criteria, as well as the official website, will be released by the authorities. The GATE eligibility criteria include important parameters that candidates must meet in order to be considered for the entrance exam. The authorities have established these GATE exam eligibility criteria for 2023, and candidates are advised to review them before completing the application form. GATE 2023 eligibility criteria include a variety of factors such as age, academics, nationality, and others.

Candidates in their third year of an undergraduate degree will be eligible for the GATE exam, according to the GATE eligibility criteria. Non-science graduates from the arts and commerce can also apply for GATE now that humanities and social science have been added.

  • GATE 2022 eligibility criteria include a number of parameters such as academic qualification, nationality, and others:
  • Applicants must have a minimum of 10+2+3 qualifications. Students in their third year, higher, or who have already finished their undergraduate program can also enroll for the GATE entrance exam.
  • Previously, applicants could only apply for one specific discipline. However, starting from last year, students can choose two papers from the guided form of combinations.
  • There is one piece of good news for all GATE aspirants: there is no minimum or maximum age limit for taking the GATE Exam.
  • Graduate students in Engineering/ Technology/ Arts/ Commerce, as well as postgraduate students in relevant disciplines, are eligible applicants.
  • There is no attempt limit; candidates must simply meet the eligibility requirements.
  • Candidates who hold certification from any of the professional societies, however, must ensure that the examinations administered by the societies are recognized by the MoE/AICTE/UGC/UPSC as equivalent to B.E. / B.Tech. / B.Arch. / B.Planning, etc.
  • Candidates who obtained or are pursuing their qualifying degree in a country other than India: Must be in their third or higher year of study or have completed a Bachelor's degree (duration: at least three years) in Engineering / Technology / Science / Arts / Commerce.

GATE Eligibility Criteria by Qualifying Degree

Degree/Program

Qualifying Degree/Examination

Description of Eligible Candidates

Expected Year of Completion

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)

Currently, in the 3rd year or higher or already completed

2023

B. Arch.

Bachelor's degree of Architecture (5- year course) / Naval Architecture (4- year course) / Planning (4- year course)

Currently, in the 3rd year or higher or already completed

2024 (for 5-year program), 2023 (for 4-year program)

B.Sc. (Research) / B.S.

Bachelor's degree in Science (Post-Diploma/4 years after 10+2)

Currently, in the 3rd year or higher or already completed

2023

Pharm. D. (after 10+2)

6 years degree program, consisting of internship or residency training, during third year onwards

Currently in the 3rd/4th/5th/6th year or already completed

2025

M.B.B.S./B.D.S.

Degree holders of M.B.B.S./B.D.S. and those who are in the 5th/6th/7th semester or higher semester of such programme.

5th, 6th, 7th or higher semester or already completed

2023

M. Sc. / M.A. / MCA or equivalent

Master's degree in any branch of Arts/Science/Mathematics/Statistics/ Computer Applications or equivalent

Currently, in the first year or higher or already Completed

2023

Int. M.E./ M.Tech. (Post-B.Sc.)

Post-B.Sc Integrated Master's degree programs in Engineering/ Technology (4-year program)

Currently, in any year

any year

Int. M.E./ M.Tech./M.Pharm or Dual Degree (after Diploma or 10+2)

Integrated Master's degree program or Dual Degree program in Engineering/Technology (5-year program)

Currently, in the 3rd /4th/5th year or already completed

2024

B.Sc. / B.A. / B.Com.

Bachelor degree in any branch of Science / Arts / Commerce (3 year program)

Currently, in the 3rd year or already completed

2022

Int. M.Sc. / Int. B.S. / M.S.

Integrated M.Sc. or 5-year integrated B.S.-M.S. program

Currently, in the 3rd year or higher or already completed

2023

Professional Society Examinations (equivalent to B.E. / B.Tech. / B.Arch.)

B.E./B.Tech./B.Arch. equivalent examinations of Professional Societies, recognized by MoE/UPSC/AICTE (e.g. AMIE by Institution of Engineers-India, AMICE by the Institute of Civil Engineers-India and so on)

Completed Section A or equivalent of such professional courses

NA

GATE 2023 Subjects & Syllabus

Earlier, GATE used to consist of only 27 subjects, or papers. But, in the 2022 GATE Exam, which was held by IIT Kharagpur, the committee added 2 more subjects, namely GE (Geomatics Engineering) and NM (Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering). The director of IIT-Kharagpur VK Tewari stated that the two new papers will provide direct benefits to the students wanting to pursue these domains, and will help GATE create a strong brand value.

GATE 2023 Syllabus (Subject Wise)

Paper

Paper Code

Syllabus

Aerospace Engineering

AE

  • General aptitude
  • Engineering mathematics
  • Flight mechanics
  • Space dynamics
  • Aerodynamics
  • Structures
  • Propulsion

Agricultural Engineering

AG

  • General aptitude
  • Engineering mathematics
  • Farm machinery
  • Farm power
  • Soil and water conservation engineering
  • Irrigation and drainage engineering
  • Agricultural process engineering
  • Dairy and food engineering

Architecture and Planning

AR

  • General aptitude
  • Architecture, planning, and design
  • Construction and management
  • Environmental planning and design
  • Urban design, landscape, and conservation
  • Planning process
  • Housing
  • Services and infrastructure
  • History and contemporary architecture
  • Building construction and structural systems
  • Building services and sustainability
  • Regional and settlement planning
  • Planning techniques and management
  • Infrastructure planning

Biotechnology

BT

  • General aptitude
  • Engineering mathematics
  • General biology
  • Genetics, cellular, and molecular biology
  • Fundamentals of biological engineering
  • Bioprocess engineering and process biotechnology
  • Plant, animal, and microbial biotechnology
  • Recombinant DNA technology and other tools in biotechnology

Civil Engineering

CE

  • General aptitude
  • Engineering mathematics
  • Structural engineering
  • Geotechnical engineering
  • Water resources engineering
  • Environmental engineering
  • Transportation engineering
  • Geomatics engineering

Chemical Engineering

CH

  • General aptitude
  • Engineering mathematics
  • Process calculations and thermodynamics
  • Fluid mechanics and mechanical operations
  • Heat transfer
  • Mass transfer
  • Chemical reaction engineering
  • Instrumentation and process control
  • Plant design and economics
  • Chemical technology

Computer Science and Information Technology

CS

  • General aptitude
  • Engineering mathematics
  • Computer science and information technology

Chemistry

CY

  • General aptitude
  • Physical chemistry
  • Inorganic chemistry
  • Organic chemistry

Electronics and Communication Engineering

EC

  • General aptitude
  • Engineering mathematics
  • Networks, signals, and systems
  • Electronic devices
  • Analog circuits
  • Digital circuits
  • Control systems
  • Communications
  • Electromagnetics

Electrical Engineering

EE

  • General aptitude
  • Engineering mathematics
  • Electric circuits
  • Electromagnetic fields
  • Signals and systems
  • Electrical machines
  • Power systems
  • Control systems
  • Electrical and electronic measurements
  • Analog and digital electronics
  • Power electronics

Ecology and Evolution

EY

  • General aptitude
  • Ecology
  • Evolution
  • Mathematics and quantitative ecology
  • Behavioural ecology
  • Applied ecology and evolution

Geology and Geophysics

GG

  • General aptitude
  • Common section
  • Geology
  • Geophysics

Instrumentation Engineering

IN

  • General aptitude
  • Engineering mathematics
  • Instrumentation engineering

Mathematics

MA

  • General aptitude
  • Mathematics

Mechanical Engineering

ME

  • General aptitude
  • Engineering mathematics
  • Applied mechanics and design
  • Fluid dynamics and thermal sciences
  • Materials, manufacturing and industrial engineering

Mining Engineering

MN

  • General aptitude
  • Engineering mathematics
  • Mining geology, mine development, and surveying
  • Geomechanics and ground control
  • Mining methods and machinery
  • Surface environment, mine ventilation, and underground hazards
  • Mineral, economics, mine planning, systems engineering

Metallurgical Engineering

MT

  • General aptitude
  • Engineering mathematics
  • Metallurgical thermodynamics
  • Transport phenomena and rate processes
  • Mineral processing and extractive metallurgy
  • Physical metallurgy
  • Mechanical metallurgy
  • Manufacturing processes

Petroleum Engineering

PE

  • General aptitude
  • Petroleum engineering

Physics

PH

  • General aptitude
  • Mathematical physics
  • Classical mechanics
  • Electromagnetic theory
  • Quantum mechanics
  • Thermodynamics and statistical physics
  • Atomic and molecular physics
  • Solid state physics
  • Electronics
  • Nuclear and particle physics

Production and Industrial Engineering

PI

  • General aptitude
  • Engineering mathematics
  • General engineering
  • Manufacturing processes-I
  • Manufacturing processes-II
  • Quality and reliability
  • Industrial engineering
  • Operations research and operations management

Textile Engineering and Fibre Science

TF

  • General aptitude
  • Engineering mathematics
  • Textile engineering and fibre science

Statistics

ST

  • General aptitude
  • Statistics

Biomedical Engineering

BM

  • General aptitude
  • Engineering mathematics
  • Electrical Circuits
  • Signals and systems
  • Analog and digital electronics
  • Measurements and control systems
  • Sensors and bioinstrumentation
  • Human anatomy and physiology
  • Medical imaging systems
  • Biomechanics
  • Biomaterials

Engineering Sciences Syllabus

XE

  • General aptitude
  • Engineering mathematics
  • Fluid mechanics
  • Materials science
  • Solid mechanics
  • Thermodynamics
  • Polymer science and engineering
  • Food technology
  • Atmospheric and ocean science

Life Sciences

XL

  • General aptitude
  • Chemistry
  • Biochemistry
  • Botany
  • Microbiology
  • Zoology
  • Food technology

Humanities and Social Sciences

XH

  • General aptitude
  • Reasoning and comprehension
  • Economics
  • English
  • Linguistics
  • Philosophy
  • Psychology
  • Sociology

Environmental Science and Engineering

ES

  • General aptitude
  • Mathematics foundation
  • Environmental chemistry
  • Environmental microbiology
  • Water resources and environmental hydraulics
  • Water and waste water treatment and management
  • Air and noise pollution
  • Solid and hazardous waste management
  • Global and regional environmental issues
  • Environmental management and sustainable development

Geomatics Engineering

GE

  • General aptitude
  • Geomatics engineering (Part A and B)

Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering

NM

  • General aptitude
  • Naval architecture and marine engineering

GATE Organizing Institutes

GATE is jointly organized by seven IITs and IISc Bangalore. Every year, one of them acts as the Organizing Institute for the exam. Here is a list of the Organizing Institutes of the GATE Exam over the years.

Year

Organizing Institute

2023

IIT Kanpur

2022

IIT Kharagpur

2021

IIT Bombay

2020

IIT Delhi

2019

IIT Madras

2018

IIT Guwahati

2017

IIT Roorkee

2016

IISc Bangalore

2015

IIT Kanpur

2014

IIT Kharagpur

2013

IIT Bombay

2012

IIT Delhi

2011

IIT Madras

2010

IIT Guwahati

2009

IIT Roorkee

2008

IISc Bangalore

2007

IIT Kanpur

2006

IIT Kharagpur

2005

IIT Bombay

2004

IIT Delhi

2003

IIT Madras

2002

IISc Bangalore

2001

IIT Kanpur

2000

IIT Kharagpur

1999

IIT Bombay

1998

IIT Delhi

1997

IIT Madras

1996

IISc Bangalore

1995

IIT Kanpur

1994

IIT Kharagpur

1993

IIT Bombay

1992

IIT Delhi

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Q1. What is the full form of GATE?

Ans. The full form of GATE is the General Aptitude Test in Engineering examination. It is a highly prestigious examination conducted by seven creme de la creme IITs and IISc Bangalore to select candidates for Post Graduate programs, fellowship programs, and PSUs' recruitments.

Q2. How many times can I attempt the GATE examination?

Ans. There is no limit to the number of times a candidate can attempt the GATE examination. The only stipulation is that the candidate must fall under the required educational eligibility criteria.

Q3. Can I give GATE with a degree in BCA?

Ans. Unfortunately, students from BCA backgrounds are not eligible to give the GATE examination. Students with a degree or pursuing the following graduate & post graduate courses are eligible to give the examination:

  • BE/B.Tech/B.Sc (Research)/B.S Professional Society Examination/B.Pharma/B.Arch.
  • MCA/ M.Sc./M.A.or equivalent/Integrated M.E/M.Tech/Integrated M.E./M.Tech or Dual Degree/Integrated M.Sc./Integrated B.S-M.S.

Q4. Is there any change in GATE syllabus 2023?

Ans. As of right now, no new notification has been issued by the officials regarding the syllabus for GATE 2023. Candidates are advised to follow the official website to not miss out on any updates published by the GATE organizing committee. 

Q5. Is there negative marking in GATE 2023?

Ans. There is no indication of any changes in the marking scheme of the examination. Based upon this fact, here is a brief about the details of the negative marking pattern:

Type of Question

GATE 2023 Negative Marking

1 Mark Questions

2 Mark Questions

Multiple Choice Questions (MCQs)

⅓ marks

⅔ marks

Multiple Select Questions (MSQs)

No negative marking

Numerical Answer Types (NATs)