GATE 2022 Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering

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What is GATE ?

GATE Application Correction window has been made available from 28th October 2020 to 13th November 2020. Candidates wish to make correction in their duly filled GATE Application Form can visit the official website of GATE i.e. and make changes.

Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering (GATE) is an all India Examination for admission to various post graduate engineering courses. GATE Exam is conducted in conjunction by IITs such as IIT Bombay, IIT Delhi, IIT Guwahati, IIT Kanpur, IIT Kharagpur, IIT Madras, IIT Roorkee along with Indian Institute for Science, Bangalore (IISC Bangalore). These authorities conduct GATE Exam on a rotational basis and on behalf of the NCB i.e. the National Coordination Board, Department of Higher Education, Ministry of Human Resource & Development (MHRD), Government of India. 

More About GATE 2021

  • The Indian Institute of Technology Bombay (IIT Bombay) is the conducting body of GATE 2021.
  • IIT Bombay recently announced GATE 2021 Exam schedule along with the eligibility criteria and relaxation in it.
  • Two new subjects have also been added to this year.
  • Candidates can sit for maximum 2 papers from this year.
  • The registration procedure of GATE Exam concluded on 8th October 2020.
  • Right after GATE Result declaration, GATE Counseling begins.
  • The two GATE counseling authorities are CCMT and COAP that conduct the procedure and offer admission to deserving candidates.

Highlights of GATE Exam:

Entrance Examination

Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering (GATE)

Examination Conducting Body

7 Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs), and Indian Institute of Science Bangalore (IISc Bangalore)

Official Website for GATE 2021

Examination Level

National Level

Examination Type

Computer Based Test

Application Mode


Type of Questions

Multiple Choice Questions and Numerical-based Questions



Time Duration

3 Hours i.e. 180 minutes

Score Range


No. of Test Takers

~ 9,00,000 every year

Validity of GATE Score

3 years

Qualifying GATE Exam would get students admissions to M. Tech, M. E. and Ph. D. programs offered by the Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs), National Institutes of Technology (NITs), Indian Institutes of Information Technology (IIITs), and various other renowned institutions and universities across the country.

Besides admission to M. Tech, M. E., and Ph. D., there are various PSUs that consider GATE Score to recruit eligible candidates. These PSUs include DRDO, IOCL, ONGC, NTPC, BHEL, etc.

GATE Registration Procedure


  • First of the several other steps to register for the exam is REGISTRATION. Interested candidates must visit the official website of gate and complete the registration procedure by entering their Name, Email id, and Mobile Number. Once these details are submitted, an enrollment id is generated and sent to candidates' registered email id. Candidates, if they wish to, can change their password for the future login procedure.

Filling of the Application Form

  • The next step is to fill GATE Application form that appears right after the registration procedure is completed. Candidates will be required to provide their personal, academic, and educational details. They must also choose the examination center as per their preference and convenience.
  • Besides, candidates must also ensure that the details filled in by them are correct as any incorrect detail may lead to cancelation of their candidature.

Uploading of Documents

  • While filling GATE Application Form, candidates will also be required upload the scanned copy of their passport sized photograph and signature. They must ensure that the documents are uploaded as per the specification defined by the examination conducting authority.

Payment of Application Fee

  • Candidates must also process the payment of GATE Application Fee while filling the GATE Application Form. The payment must be made through any of the online payment modes such as net banking/debit card/credit card.

Submission of Application Form

  • After completing all the above-mentioned steps, candidates can finally submit their duly filled application form by clicking on “Submit” and save the application form.

GATE Eligibility

GATE Eligibility for this year is that the candidate must possess a B. Tech/B. E degree (4 years after 10+2 and 3 years after diploma courses) from any recognized university. Final year students can also apply for this exam. It is to be noted that there is no age limit to apply for GATE Exam. Similarly, for M. Arch, the candidate must possess a bachelor's degree in Architecture or candidates in final year can also apply.

GATE Scorecard is also accepted by several PSUs for recruiting candidates for various job vacancies.

Application fee of GATE Exam is non-refundable and non-transferable, for female candidates the application fee is Rs.750, for SC/ST/PWD candidates the application fee is Rs.750 and for other candidates, the fees are Rs.1500.

There are 24 different types of question papers and candidates appear as per opted disciple in GATE Exam pattern. In the papers, the common aspect is that there will be 65 questions carrying 100 marks, out of which 10 questions will be General Aptitude (GA) questions, compulsory for all candidates irrespective of the subject they have opted for. The GA questions carry 15 marks. For the rest 55 questions, there will be two different types of questions in MCQ and Numerical Answer Questions format.

It is clearly indicated that the candidate can only use a Virtual calculator in the exam hence the features of the virtual calculator and its salient features are mentioned below:

Salient Features of GATE Virtual Calculator:

  • There are numeric keys for input the digits and operators for carrying out operations on the right side of the calculator.
  • The left-hand side of the virtual calculator has scientific functions and operations are available. With the help of a mouse, the candidates can easily perform any calculation.
  • The hyperbolic functions and trigonometric functions like sin, cos, and tan are grouped together and their inverse is provided just below them.
  • There are two boxes in at the top of the virtual calculator. In the topmost box of the calculator, all the operations are performed while the second box of the calculator shows the result.
  • It is not used for solving cubic, simultaneous and quadratic equations.
  • Authority will not allow the use of a physical calculator in the examination hall.
  • All the calculations with a virtual calculator will be done through mouse; no use of the keyboard is required.

More About GATE Exam

  • GATE is an online examination conducted for 24 disciplines in the field of engineering.
  • The GATE Question Paper will carry Multiple Choice and Numerical Choice Questions involving fundamental and concept-based questions.
  • GATE is also accepted in Public Sector Undertakings (PSUs) for direct recruitments in Central Government organizations.
  • GATE score is accepted for admission in Post Graduate programs and direct Doctoral programs in the field of Engineering, Technology and Architecture.
  • Apart from India, GATE examination is also conducted in other countries namely, Bangladesh, Ethiopia, Nepal, Singapore, Sri Lanka and United Arab Emirates.
  • GATE Question Paper will carry 65 questions further divided into three sections i.e. General Aptitude, Engineering Mathematics, and Subject chosen by the candidate.

GATE 2022 Important Dates

Admit Card Date 15-Jan-2022
Exam Starts on 05-Feb-2022
Exam Ends on 13-Feb-2022
Result Date 09-Apr-2022

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GATE 2022 Eligibility

According to the GATE Eligibility criteria, the candidate aspiring to apply for GATE examination must possess a Bachelor's Degree from a recognized university. There is no minimum or the maximum age limit to appear for GATE examination. The Eligibility Criteria can be further divided into three categories:

  • Nationality
  • Academic Qualification
  • Age Limit criteria

Degree-wise GATE Eligibility:


  • The candidate must have passed bachelor's degree either of 4 years after Class XII or 3 years after Diploma in Engineering/Technology.
  • The candidates studying in the final year of Graduation can also apply for the examination.
  • The passing year of the Bachelor's degree must not be later than 2019.


  • The candidate must have passed bachelor's degree of 5 years in architecture.
  • The candidates studying in the final year of Graduation can also apply for the examination.
  • The passing year of the Bachelor's degree must not be later than 2019.

GATE 2022 Application Procedure

The registration window of GATE 2021 was closed on 14th October 2020. There have been various applications received by the end of the application procedure. The Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay i.e. IIT Bombay which is the conducting authority of GATE 2021 Exam has opened the application form correction window. The application form correction window was made available from 28th October 2020 and will remain open until 13th November 2020. Students who wish to make corrections in their duly filled application form can visit the official website of GATE i.e. and proceed further by logging in to make the changes.

GATE 2021 Exam is scheduled to be conducted from 5th February 2021 to 7th February 2021 and 12th February 2021 to 14th February 2021.

Registration Dates of GATE 2021



GATE 2021 Registration Starts on

11th September 2020

GATE 2021 Registration Ends on

8th October 2020 (Extended to 14th October 2020)

GATE 2021 Application Form Correction Window Opens

28th October 2020

GATE 2021 Application Form Correction Window Closes

13th November 2020


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Application Fees

The details of GATE Application Fee is given below. The applications fee is non- refundable and is nontransferable:

Fee for the Centers in India:

Female Candidates 750 INR
SC/ST/PwD category candidates 750 INR
All Other Candidates 1500 INR

Fee for All Candidates For Exam Centres outside India:

For candidates of Addis Ababa, Colombo, Dhaka and Kathmandu 50 USD
For Candidates of Dubai & Singapore 100 USD

For GATE, payments would have to be made through online by using net banking or debit card or e-challan facilities. Additional charges will be applicable as per the rule of the bank from where the money is being transferred. This charge will be specified on the payment portal.

1500 INR

GATE 2022 Admit Card

GATE Admit card will be released on January 4, 2020, for all candidates. GATE is a national level examination organized by various IITs all over the country. This examination is conducted for providing admissions to students in M. Tech/ME/Direct Ph. D and other programs.

The GATE Admit card would not be sent by post or other channels. Typically, the GATE Admit Card would be containing details such as Name of candidate, Roll Number, Category, Name of Father, Gender, Exam Day and Time, Examination Venue.

The candidate whose enrollment IDs have been displayed on the official website provisionally, have to carry the required documents and submit them to the concerned authorities. Candidates should also check their admit card before taking the printout of the same.

GATE Admit card shall be valid only if the photograph and images of the candidate are legible.

Documents required as on the exam day are as follows:

GATE 2022 Preparation Tips

Candidates appearing for GATE can follow the below mentioned tips and tricks to ensure a high score in the examination:
  1. Conduct self tests based on various chapters. Continue the self tests and try to achieve a very good score.
  2. Practice more and more problems and follow the same procedure for the rest of the chapters and subjects.
  3. Finally, go for self tests based on whole syllabus and if necessary take help of others in conducting self-tests.
  4. To do all these things one has to spend lots of time on studies and should be very sincere throughout the preparation.
  5. One month before the examination you should start revising the course as many times as possible so that on the day before the exam you will be prepared enough to crack the exam.

GATE 2022 Exam Pattern

The purpose of expounding on the GATE Exam Pattern is to gain an understanding of subjects, mark distribution and exam duration, that would help candidates strategize and crack the GATE Examination. The GATE Papers would have questions that test General Aptitude (Language and Analytical Skills) and Engineering Mathematics apart from the core subject. By knowing the GATE Exam Pattern, candidates would be benefitted while GATE Preparation.

Structure of the GATE Exam Pattern is as follows:

  • 65 Multiple Choice Questions for a total of 100 marks
  • Duration: 3 hours
  • 1/3 Negative Marking
  • 10 General Aptitude Questions for 15 marks
  • Compulsory Engineering Mathematics Questions for a total of 15 Marks

Overall Question Paper Structure:

GATE 2022 Syllabus

The GATE syllabus for BIotechnology is as follows:

  • Engineering Mathematics: Algebra, Matrices and determinants, linear equations, sequences and series, differential equations.
  • General Biotechnology: Biochemistry, Microbiology, Cell biology, Molecular biology and genetics, analytical techniques, immunology, bioinformatics
  • Recombinant DNA technology: restriction and modification enzymes, vectors, plasmid, gene isolation, cloning, transposons
  • Plant and animal biotechnology: Totipotency, plant regeneration, tissue culture, cell suspension culture, methodology
  • Bioprocess Engineering: Engineering principles applied to the biological system, the principle of reactor design, ideal and non-ideal multiphase bio-reactors.

GATE 2022 Study Material

Since GATE is a subject-specific exam, the best way to know about the study material would be to take advice from your faculty. You will get the most experienced answers from them.

Some helpful books for the exams would be as follows:

  • Engineering Thermodynamics - P.K. Nag Edition 5
  • Introduction to Fluid Mechanics and Fluid Machines - S K Som, Gautam Biswas, S Chakraborty Edition 3
  • Theory of Machines - S S Ratan Edition 4
  • Strength of Materials - Dr. B.C. Punmia, Ashok Kumar Jain, Arun Kumar Jain, Edition 10
  • Production Technology - Manufacturing Processes, Technology and Automation - RK Jain Edition 17
  • Fundamentals of Engineering, Heat and Mass Transfer - RC Sachdeva Edition 4

GATE 2022 Result

IIT Delhi will be releasing GATE Result 2020 in the month of March, for all 24 subjects. The candidates who appeared for GATE can check their result on the official website of GATE at Last year the exam was successfully conducted on February 2, 3, 9 and 10, 2019GATE Result is considered for admission in various Post Graduate Engineering Programmes offered by IITs, NITs and GFTIs.

GATE Scorecard will be released on the official website on March 20, 2020, and the candidates can download their scorecard till May 31, 2020. The candidates can also download GATE Scorecard after May 31 by paying a late fee of INR 500GATE Scorecard will be available on the official website till December 31, 2020. The GATE Scorecard will be released for only those candidates who qualify the examination. GATE Score will be valid for a period of three years. Not only for admissions but GATE Scores are also considered for PSU recruitment process.

GATE Cut-Offs

The IIT Delhi will be releasing the GATE Cut Off for the current year along with the declaration of result on GATE Result on March 2020. The Cutoff will be in the form of marks and is the minimum marks required to qualify the GATE examination. The Score Card will be issued to only those candidates who qualify the examination. The Cutoff will vary for different subjects.

The candidates who qualify the examination are eligible to appear for the admissions processes conducted by IITs, NITs, and CFTIs. It's not necessary that if the candidate has qualified the examination, he/she will be given admissions.

GATE Cut Off Important Dates:


Important Dates

GATE 2019 Examination

February 2020

Declaration of GATE Cut Off

March 16, 2020

Availability of GATE Score Card

From March 20, 2020 to May 31, 2020

The candidate must understand that GATE Cut Off is different from Admission Cut Off. GATE Cut Off refers to the marks required to qualify the examination whereas Admission Cut Off refers to marks required by the candidate to get admission in the respective college. Admission Cut Off depends on various factors such as applications received and the availability of seats.

GATE 2020 Cut Off:

The Cut Off for the current year will be declared after the declaration of results. The GATE Cut Off will be declared in online mode and will vary for each subject and category. Below is the GATE Cut Off for previous years, which will provide an idea about what score is required to qualify the selected subject.

GATE 2019 Cut Off:

GATE 2022 Selection Procedure

Candidates need to secure the minimum cut-off marks for the admissions to postgraduate programs (Masters' and Doctoral). Candidates will be awarded a GATE Score if they candidate qualify the cutoff. GATE Cut Off will be released by the Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi along with the announcement of GATE Result. Admission will be made on the basis of the Normalized GATE Score and the marks secured in the Interview.

Candidates are selected on the basis of the following:

  • The Result or the Scorecard of the candidate
  • Once the examination is conducted, the score of the candidate will be converted to a normalization GATE Score

Test Centres

Test Centres for GATE 2020 can be  broadly devided into 8 zones, based on the IITs and IISc as follow:

  • IISc Bangalore
  • IIT Bombay, Powai
  • IIT Delhi, Hauz Khas
  • IIT Guwahati
  • IIT Kanpur
  • IIT Kharagpur
  • IIT Roorkee
  • IIT Madras

Candidates can check the test city under each zone in this table:

Score Evaluation

Successful candidates can download their GATE scorecard which will be valid for 3 years after the declaration of result. Scorecard will be available for download between March 20, 2019, to March 31, 2019. Candidates can get the soft copy of their GATE score card after paying the fee of Rs.500 between March 20, 201,9 to March 31, 2019.

GATE score provides admission into M.Tech/ME programme in various Institutions. Candidates can also use GATE score card for PSU through GATE exam recruitment.

The GATE scorecard contains the candidate's name, GATE score, total marks scored by the candidate out of 100, qualifying marks, all India rank, the number of candidates appeared in the paper, etc.

Below is the procedure for downloading the Score Card:

  1. Visit the official portal (link is given above).
  2. Click on the link “GATE 2019 Score Card”.
  3. Enter your Enrollment ID/Email Address, Password & Captcha.
  4. Click on the submit button.
  5. Keep the print copy of the GATE scorecard.

Calculation of GATE Score:

The following formula is used for calculating the gate core:

GATE Score=Sq + (St–Sq) (M–Mq) / (M¯t–Mq)

M=marks secured by the candidate (It is actual marks for single session papers and normalized marks for multi-session papers)

Mq=qualifying marks for general category candidate in the paper.

M¯t=Average marks of the top 0.1% or top 10 (whichever is larger) of the candidates who appeared in the paper (in case of multi-session papers including all sessions)

Sq=350, score assigned to Mq

St=900, score assigned to M¯t

Alternatively, check the scorecard through the official GOAPS portal by login and password.

Exam Toppers

AIR -1 -Harsh Gupta , a 22-year-old Jaipur boy topped the exam.

  • He is currently a final year chemical engineering student at Jaipur's Malviya National Institute of Technology(MNIT).
  • He is elated at his success and plans to work at a PSU before going abroad for masters.
  • He believes hard work and clear concepts in each and every semester is the key to scoring well in this exam.

Another student under top-100 - Haseena kadavath echoes the same sentiments.

  • She religiously solved last five-year question papers and left no stone unturned to ace this exam.
  • She advises candidates to not ignore the general aptitude section and suggests Barrons GRE guide for the same.
  • Acing the subject-specific exam, practice is the only answer.
  • She was a student of chemistry and aced her subject as well.

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Q) How many GATE papers can I apply to?

You can opt for only one of the 23 papers in the list.

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For the GATE exam, only the SC/ST/PWD candidates and women qualify for a reduced application fee

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