About GATE

Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering

What is GATE?

Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering (GATE) is a national examination conducted jointly by the Indian Institute of Science (IISc), Bangalore and the seven Indian Institutes of Technology (at Bombay, Delhi, Guwahati, Kanpur, Kharagpur, Madras and Roorkee) on behalf of the National Coordination Board (NCB)-GATE, Department of Higher Education, Ministry of Education (MoE), Government of India.
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 Arts and Science, in the institutions supported by the MoE and other Government agencies. Even in some colleges and institutions, which admit students without MoE scholarship/assistantship, the GATE qualification is mandatory. Further, many Public Sector Undertakings (PSUs) have been using the GATE score in their recruitment process.

About GATE

Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering (GATE) is basically 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 5th, Sunday 6th, Saturday 12th, Sunday 13th of February 2022.

The GATE examination is conducted in different cities across India as well as in six cities outside India (In International centres, GATE-2022 will be conducted only if the current COVID-19 situation eases and travel and other restrictions are relaxed. Else GATE-2022 in international centres will be “CANCELLED”). Leh has been added as a new GATE 2022 exam city. The examination would be purely a Computer Based Test (CBT).

The GATE score would reflect the relative performance level of the candidate in a particular subject, which is quantified based on several years of examination data. Note that the GATE 2022 score is valid for THREE YEARS from the date of announcement of the results. No information on the GATE 2022 score will be available after this period.

 

Why GATE?

  • M.Tech/M.S./ M.E. – Candidates on qualifying GATE, get a financial aid of 12400/- per month in the form of UGC scholarship.
  • PhD. – Candidates with keen interest in Research and Development can also opt for PhD from IITs/NITs and various other reputed institutions.
  • PGDM/PGDIE -Students interested in management can swing in the management line by pursuing a PG Diploma of 2 years in Industrial Engineering..
  • Several reputed PSUs and research organizations recruit on basis of GATE Score. i.e. IOCL, NTPC, BHEL, HPCL, BARC etc.
  • Teaching: Professor, Asst. Professor at IITs, NITs, reputed educational institutes etc.
  • Junior Research Fellow: ISRO, DRDO, BARC, CSIR, IITs etc.
  • Career in Research & Development
  • Many renowned private firms shortlist candidates for personal interview based on the GATE score.
  • A good number of universities abroad also select the candidates on the basis of the GATE score for their M.S or PhD programmes.

Eligibility Criteria for GATE

GATE 2022 Official Website Live
(https://gate.iitkgp.ac.in)
02.08.2021
GATE Online Application Processing System (GOAPS)
Website Opens for Enrolment, Application
Filling, Application Submission
30th August, 2021 (Monday)
Closing Date of Regular online registration/application process 24th September, 2021 (Friday)
End of Extended period for online registration/application (with late fee) 1st October, 2021 (Friday)
Last Date for Change of Category, Paper and Examination City
(an additional fee will be appliicable)
12th November, 2021 (Friday)
Availability of Admit Card on the Online
Application Interface for printing
3rd January, 2022 (Monday)
GATE 2022 Examination Dates
Forenoon: 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM (Tentative)
Afternoon: 2:30 PM to 5:30 PM (Tentative)
5th, 6th, 12th, 13th Feb 2022
(Saturday, Sunday)
Announcement of Results on the Online Application Website 17th March 2022 (Thursday)

Pattern of Questions:

GATE 2022 would contain questions of THREE 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 choice of four answers, out of which ONLY ONE choice is correct.
Negative Marking for Wrong Answers: 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. Likewise, for 2-mark MCQ, 2/3 mark will be deducted for a wrong answer.

(ii) Multiple Select Questions (MSQ) carrying 1 or 2 marks each in all the papers and sections. These questions are objective in nature, and each will have choice of four answers, out of which ONE or MORE than ONE choice(s) are correct.
Note: There is NO negative marking for a wrong answer in MSQ questions. However, there is NO partial credit for choosing partially correct combinations of choices or any single wrong choice.

(iii) Numerical Answer Type (NAT) Questions carrying 1 or 2 marks each in most of 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 types 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, for some NAT type problems an appropriate range will be considered while evaluating these questions so that the candidate is not unduly penalized due to the usual round-off errors. Candidates are advised to do the rounding off at the end of the calculation (not in between steps). Wherever required and possible, it is better to give NAT answer up to a maximum of three decimal places.
Example: If the wire diameter of a compressive helical spring is increased by 2%, the change in spring stiffness (in %) is _ (correct to two decimal places).
Note: There is NO negative marking for a wrong answer in NAT questions. Also, there is NO partial credit in NAT questions.

GATE Syllabus

Code of The First
(Primary) Paper
Codes of Papers Allowed as The Second
Paper
AE NM, XE
AG ES, GE, XE, XL
AR CE
BM BT, EC, IN, XL
BT BM, XL
CE AE, AR, ES, GE, NM
CH  PE , XE
CS EC, GE, MA, ST
CY XL
EC IN, PH, EE, CS, GE
EE EC, IN
ES AG, CE, GE
EY XL
GE CE, GG, ES, MN
GG GE, MN, PE, PH
IN EC, EE, PH
MA CS, GE, PH, ST
ME AE, CH, NM, PI, XE
MN GE, GG, XE
MT PH, XE
NM AE, CE, XE
PE CH, GG, XE
PH EC, GE, GG, IN, MA, MT, ST, XE
PI ME, MT, XE
ST MA, PH
TF XE
XE AE, AG, CH, ME, MN, MT, PE, PI, TF, NM
XH ST
XL BM, BT, CY, EY

GATE-2022 Application Fees

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

Code of Conduct for GATE-2022

All the candidates appearing for GATE 2022 Examination MUST comply strictly with the following
Rules and Regulations:
– Candidates appearing for GATE 2022 examination MUST carry Admit Card and ORIGINAL valid
photo-identity proof (which was used at the time of registration) inside the examination hall.
– Scribble pad will be provided to the candidate in the examination hall by the invigilator. The same
should be used for all rough work. Candidates MUST write their name and registration number on
the scribble pad before they start using it. The candidate can possess ONLY one scribble pad at any
point of time. Before taking the second scribble pad, if required, the first scribble pad MUST be returned to
the invigilator. Any scribble pad in the possession of the candidate MUST be returned to the
invigilators after the end of the examination.
– Carrying mobile phones (even in the switched-off mode), watches of any form and calculators inside
the examination hall is strictly PROHIBITED.
– Carrying of any electronic / communication devices, wallets, papers, loose sheets, pen/pencil
box/pouch, and printed or hand-written textual materials, inside the examination hall is strictly
PROHIBITED.
– All means of communication (verbal or otherwise) among the candidates inside the examination
hall are strictly PROHIBITED.
– If any of the PROHIBITED acts or items listed above are detected during the examination, it will
automatically lead to CANCELLATION of candidature. Results will NOT be declared for such
candidates.
– The Organising Institute / concerned Examination Centre will not take any
kind of responsibility regarding safety and security of Mobile Phones /
Electronic Devices / any kind of Valuables belonging to candidates.
– Candidates MUST not tamper with the computer and the related hardware provided in the
examination hall. Candidates found to have tampered with these wilfully, will have their candidature
cancelled summarily. In addition, appropriate legal action will be initiated against such candidates.
– If COVID-19 pandemic situation continues, the candidate MUST follow all the safety regulations at
the examination premises as instructed by GATE committee in line with the Government guidelines.
Failure to fulfil any of the specified norms will lead to the cancellation of candidature at any point of
time.
The candidature of candidates found using unfair means and not in line with the code and
ethics of the GATE 2022 examination will be CANCELLED. Their examination will not be
evaluated, even if they may have been allowed to complete their examination. In addition,
appropriate legal action may be initiated against all such candidates.