GATE 2022 – Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering

Check out About GATE 2022 – Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering. GATE 2022 is a national-level entrance exam conducted for Engineering Students. A GATE score is used for M.Tech, Ph.D. admission, and various PSU Recruitment & Jobs. Here you can get all information regarding the GATE 2022 Exam. We’ve provided answers for What is the Eligibility of GATE exam, GATE 2022 Exam Dates, Syllabus, what is the GATE Exam Pattern, How to fill GATE Online Application and What is the last date for submission of GATE Exam application of 2022.

In the Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering, there are 27 papers namely AE, AG, AR, BT, CE, CH, CS, CY, EC, EE, EY, GG, IN, MA, ME, MN, MT, PE, PH, PI, TF, XE, XL, BM, ES, XH. The candidate needs to mention the paper for which he/she will appear while filling GATE online application form. Those who apply before the last date will get admit card of GATE 2022 at GOAPS.

Latest – IIT Guwahati has published the GATE 2022 exam date, notification, poster, and other important dates.

GATE 2022 Exam Date 05.02.2022,
GATE 2022 Organising Institute IIT Guwahati
GATE 2022 Official Website

GATE Notification 2022

Key highlights of GATE 2022

  • Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering (GATE 2022) is organized by IIT Guwahati. It will be used for two things. One will be to determine merit for admission to PG (Master and Doctoral) with MHRD and government scholarships/assistantships. The second will be for PSU recruitment.
  • Test centers of GATE 2022 have been identified in India as well as abroad.
  • Courses offered for postgraduation include that engineering, technology, architecture, science.
  • In addition, the GATE score, which is valid for 3 years, will also be used for PSU recruitment.

GATE 2022 Eligibility

GATE 2022 Eligibility – must check before applying. There is no age limit.

A candidate must be eligible in order to get admission on basis of a GATE score. Primarily, eligibility criteria consist of educational qualification and year of qualifying. IIT Guwahati informs eligibility criteria; see below. Note that there is no age limit in the GATE exam 2022.

Qualifying degree Description of degree Status of degree Qualifying year on or before
BE / 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. Final year or complete 2023
B.Arch Bachelor’s degree in Architecture. 5 years. Final year or complete 2024
B.Sc (Research) / BS Bachelor’s degree in Science. Post-Diploma or 4 years after 10+2. Fourth year or complete 2023
M.Sc / MA / MCA or equivalent Master’s degree in any branch of Science or Mathematics or Statistics or Computer Applications or equivalent. Final year or complete 2023
Integrated ME / M.Tech (Post B.Sc) Post-BSc Integrated Master’s degree programs in Engineering / Technology. 4 years. Second or third or fourth year or complete 2025
Integrated ME / M.Tech or Dual Degree (after Diploma or 10+2) Integrated Master’s degree program or Dual Degree program in Engineering / Technology. 5 year. Fourth or fifth year or complete 2024
Integrated M.Sc / Integrated BS-MS Integrated MSc or 5 year integrated BS-MS program. Final year or complete 2023
Professional Society Examination (equivalent to BE / B.Tech / B.Arch) BE / B.Tech / B.Arch equivalent examinations of Professional Societies, recognized by MHRD / UPSC / AICTE (such as AMIE by Institution of Engineers-India, AMICE by the Institute of Civil Engineers-India) Completed section A or equivalent of such professional courses NA


  • Candidates from Bangladesh, Ethiopia, Nepal, Singapore, Sri Lanka, and the United Arab Emirates are required to have either completed or be in the final year of a Bachelor’s degree in Engineering/Technology or a Post-graduate (M.Sc.) degree in any relevant science subject.

GATE 2022 Important Dates

Online Application Process Opens

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Monday 30th Aug 2021
Closing Date of REGULAR online

registration/ application process

Friday 24th Sep 2021
End of Extended period for online

Registration/application (with late fee)

Friday 1st Oct 2021
Last Date for change of Category, Paper, and Examination City (an additional fee will be applicable) Friday 12th Nov 2021
Admit Card will be available for download Monday 3rd Jan 2022
GATE 2022 Examination

Forenoon: 9:00 AM to 12:00 Noon (Tentative)

Afternoon: 2:30 PM to 5:30 PM (Tentative)





5th Feb 2022

6th Feb 2022

12th Feb 2022

13th Feb 2022

Announcement of Results online Thursday 17th  March 2022

GATE Brochure 2022

You can download GATE Brochure 2022 Details

Organizing Institute and Official Website

There are 23 IITs in India, and one IISc. GATE exam organizing responsibility is taken by them on a rotational basis. IIT Guwahati, will hold GATE 2022. This institute has the responsibility of conducting GATE exam 2022 for M.Tech admission 2018-2019 and is hereby referred to as Organizing Institute. Official website of GATE 2022 is It is managed and looked after by the organizing body. Here is its recently released notice (poster).

List of papers in GATE 2022 Exam

Annually, more than 9 lakh candidates apply to appear for the test in which they have to select one of the 27 papers. The subject as per the code is mentioned that the candidate also has to mention in the application form. The papers included are as follows:-

GATE Paper Code GATE Paper Code
Aerospace Engineering AE Mathematics MA
Agricultural Engineering AG Mechanical Engineering ME
Architecture and Planning AR Mining Engineering MN
Biotechnology BT Metallurgical Engineering MT
Civil Engineering CE Petroleum Engineering PE
Chemical Engineering CH Physics PH
Computer Science and Information Technology CS Production and Industrial Engineering PI
Chemistry CY Textile Engineering and Fiber Science TF
Electronics and Communication Engineering EC Engineering Sciences XE
Electrical Engineering EE Life Sciences XL
Ecology and Evolution EY Humanities & Social Sciences XH
Geology and Geophysics GG Environmental Science & Engineering ES
Statistics ST Bio-medical Engineering BM
Geomatics Engineering GE Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering NM
Instrumentation Engineering IN

Financial Assistance

Colleges supported by MHRD or other govt agencies offer financial assistance against valid GATE scores. MHRD scholarship/assistance can be based either only on GATE score or GATE along with interview and institute test. A number of students who get financial assistance after getting admission to an institute depend on the institute. Apart from that also there are fellowships by government organizations.

PSU Recruitment Through GATE

Public Sector Undertakings (PSU) offer employment on the GATE score. Important organizations that do so include IOCL, NTPC, ONGC, Power Grid.

GATE 2022 Application Form

To apply for the GATE examination candidate will visit In the online application form at GOAPS they will furnish their basic details and also upload their recently taken photograph, signature, thumb impression along with other relevant documents.

The valid document accepted include be graduation certificates, category certificates. Once all these details are verified by the candidate, an integrated payment gateway shall open. You may be required to pay the fee through net banking or debit card or e-challan. Pick any suitable mode. The institute also allows you to check the status of your application. The following may be displayed on the computer screen: Received, Under Scrutiny, Accepted, Defect Status, Status after Rectification, Rejected with Valid Reasons, Admit Card Ready for Download. Read more about application form of GATE 2022 here.

Application fees

Payment for the application fee will be online. Candidates who are submitting the application form must pay the application fee amount in order to complete the form submission. Forms submitted without fee are not accepted.

Center in India

Female candidates have to pay Rs 750. SC, ST, PwD candidates have to pay Rs 750. All other candidates will pay Rs 1500.

Center outside India

All candidates who have opted for centers outside India will pay US $ 100 to appear in the exam. Centers available outside India are Addis Ababa (Ethiopia), Colombo (Sri Lanka), Dhaka (Bangladesh), Dubai (UAE), Kathmandu (Nepal), and Singapore.

GATE 2022 Syllabus

Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering 2021 is a computer-based test. Examination schedule indicating paper (discipline) date is decided by the exam conducting body. Test takers need to select the correct option on a computer screen for MCQs, and for numerical answer questions, they will typically answer.

The syllabus provided here constitutes the components such as Civil Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Electronics and Communications, Computer Science and Information Technology, and  Instrumentation Engineering. Let us see the syllabus in detail. If you are looking forward to appearing for the exam, then you must cover all the topics by heart. Choose The specialization from the below-mentioned subjects and prepare for it. Read more about syllabus of GATE 2022 here.

#1. Civil Engineering

  • Engineering Mathematics
  • Structural Engineering
  • Geotechnical Engineering
  • Water Resources Engineering
  • Environmental Engineering
  • Transportation Engineering
  • Geomatics Engineering

#2. Mechanical Engineering

  • Engineering Mathematics
  • Applied Mechanics and Design
  • Fluid Mechanics and Thermal Sciences
  • Materials, Manufacturing and Industrial Engineering

#3. Electrical Engineering

  • 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

#4. Electronics and Communications

  • Engineering Mathematics
  • Networks, Signals and Systems
  • Electronic Devices
  • Analog Circuits
  • Digital Circuits
  • Control Systems
  • Communications
  • Electromagnetics

#5. Computer Science and Information Technology

  • Engineering Mathematics
  • Digital Logic
  • Computer Organization and Architecture
  • Programming and Data Structures
  • Algorithms
  • Theory of Computation
  • Compiler Design
  • Operating System
  • Databases
  • Computer Networks

#6. Instrumentation Engineering

  • Engineering Mathematics
  • Electrical Circuits
  • Signals and Systems
  • Control Systems
  • Analog Electronics
  • Digital Electronics
  • Measurements
  • Sensors and Industrial Instrumentation
  • Communication and Optical Instrumentation

GATE Exam Pattern 2024

GATE is computer-based (CBT). The questions asked are mostly fundamental, concept-based, and thought-provoking.

Section Question Number Number of Questions Marks per question Total marks
General Aptitude 1 to 5 5 1 5
Technical 1 to 25 25 1 25
Engineering Mathematics 26 to 55 30 2 60
Total Questions- 65 Total Marks- 100 Total duration- 3 Hrs.
Technical Section- 70 marks General Aptitude- 15 marks Engineering Mathematics – 15 marks
25 marks to 40 marks will be allotted to Numeric Answer Type Questions


GATE Online Application Processing System is a portal where aspirants apply, download admit cards, check results. Here they can also check application status. Enrolment ID, registration ID, and date of birth are login credentials for GOAPS. For GATE 2022, GOAPS is at the IIT Guwahati website of GATE exam at Read more about GOAPS 2022 here.

GATE 2022 Admit Card

Admit cards shall be issued through the medium of GOAPS in the 8th week of January 2022. It is required to bring a printed copy of the admit card to the test center along with the original identification card. You may bring any one of the following:-

  • Passport, Voter ID, PAN Card, Aadhaar UID, Employee identification card, Valid College ID or Driving License is valid.
  • For International candidates, ONLY a valid Passport/ Government issued ID/College ID/ Employee ID is valid.

Special Note- You are also advised to be present at the center at least 1 hour before the exam commences. Read more about admit card of GATE 2022 here.

GATE 2022 Answer Key

IIT Guwahati is to release the answer key of 23 papers after the exam. Students who will have appeared can check the answer key of GATE 2022 to know the correct answers. Considering that this is a computer-based test, answer keys come as question paper with answer form. It can be viewed online. Read more about answer key of GATE 2022 here.

GATE 2022 Result

Candidates will get marks for the correct answers, and marks will get deducted for incorrect answers. By doing this, a raw score is arrived at. The raw score is converted to a normalized score using the GATE score formula. The result of GATE 2021 will indicate score and rank. Usually, a score is important for admission and recruitment. Rank will indicate the position in the merit list of GATE papers of that discipline. The score will be valid for three (3) years. Read more about the result of GATE 2022 here.

GATE Cut Offs

The cut-off for the past years has been mentioned here for your reference to give you an idea about the expected cut-off for 2022. We know that the exact cut-off cannot be confirmed but we are sure that it shall at least prepare you for what might be coming next. Read more about the cut-off of GATE 2022 here.

Stream Gen OBC SC/ST/PH
CE 28.70 25.8 19.10
ME 32.87 29 21
EE 25.20 25.20 16.70
EC 25.00 22.50 16.60
CS 25.00 22.50 16.60
IN 34.60 31.10 23.00
CH 44.30 39.80 29.50
BT 38.90 35.00 25.90
Stream Gen OBC SC/ST/PH
CE 25.00 22.50 16.60
ME 29.60 26.60 19.70
EE 25.10 22.50 16.70
EC 25.00 22.50 16.60
CS 25.00 22.50 16.60
IN 31.60 28.40 21.00
PI 26.40 23.70 17.50


Year Registered Appeared Qualified % appeared % qualified
2016 971831 818850 135392 84.26 16.53
2015 927580 804463 121060 86.73 15.05
2014 1033625 889157 149694 86.02 16.84
2013 1200728 984855 136699 82.02 13.88
2012 777134 686614 108526 88.35 15.81
2011 612568 686614 96239 91.17 17.23
2010 460541 686614 59853 91.33 14.23
2009 230341 212130 35273 92.09 16.63
2008 184672 166027 31694 89.90 19.09
2007 168917 153822 44387 91.06 28.86

GATE 2022 Preparation

Once you have decided to appear for the GATE exam, preparation needs to begin. An effective strategy to prepare for GATE is when you are clear on the three points.

  1. Which paper do you wish to appear for, and whether you are eligible for the same.
  2. Know the syllabus for GATE.
  3. Have a clear plan of action for GATE preparation.

Determine the eligibility and go through the syllabus. A good plan for GATE exam preparation must have the following points.

  • Study hours– Study at least 5 hours every day. Divide your time between studying theory, practicing questions, and solving mock tests.
  • Books– Refer to the important books for GATE preparation.
  • Question papers– For self-analysis, and understanding the level of difficulty as well as the examination pattern, go through last year’s papers. GATE Papers of past years of all subjects are available online.
  • GATE online preparation– Refer to online preparation resources for the GATE exam. Some very useful videos can be viewed for free at NPTEL.
  • Check out the GATE exam preparation strategy for an in-depth guide on how to prepare for the Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering.

GATE Helpline & Contact Details

Zone Address Phone number Email ID
1 Chairman, GATE Indian Institute of Science, Bengaluru, 560 012 080 22932392, 080 23601227 [email protected]
2 Chairman, GATE Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay Powai, 400 076 022 2576 7068 [email protected]
3 Chairman, GATE Indian Institute of Technology Delhi, Hauz Khas, 110 016 011 2659 1749, 011 2659 6137 [email protected]
4 Chairman, GATE Indian Institute of Technology Guwahati, Guwahati, 781 039 0361 258 6500 [email protected]
5 Chairman, GATE Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur, Kanpur, 208 016 0512 259 7412 [email protected]
6 Chairman, GATE Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur, Kharagpur, 721 302 03222 282091 [email protected]
7 Chairman, GATE Indian Institute of Technology Madras, Chennai, 600 036 044 2257 8200 [email protected]
8 Chairman, GATE Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee, Roorkee, 247 667 01332 284531 [email protected]

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