GATE 2022: Eligibility Criteria, Exam Dates, Syllabus, Result

Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering (GATE 2022) is one of the most popular entrance examinations among aspiring future engineers. It is conducted once in a year by IISc Bangalore and seven IITs for the candidates who have a dream to get jobs in PSUs or wish to seek admission in master’s program in engineering, technology, and architecture.

In this article, we discuss the upcoming GATE 2022 examination, application form, eligibility criteria, fee, syllabus, exam pattern, result & more. Before heading to the application form, you must know the GATE 2022 eligibility criteria. As the ineligible candidates will likely be prohibited for taking the exam.

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The GATE Examination Score is accepted by the majority of institutes in India. Somehow, more than 50 PSUs also consider GATE Score for the requirements. Before moving forward let’s check the GATE 2022 Exam Highlights.

GATE 2022 Highlights

Exam NameGraduate Aptitude Test in Engineering (GATE 2022)
Exam LevelAll India Based
Conducting Authority7 IITs & IISc, Bangalore on Rational Basis
Mode of ExamOnline (Computer Based Test)
Questions TypesObjectives (MCQs) & Numeric Types
Number of Questions65
Maximum Marks100
Time Duration3 Hrs
Total Papers27
Maximum Papers One Can Appear2 Papers

GATE 2022 Important Exam Dates

Here we release the tentative dates of GATE 2022 Examination. Please check the below table to get the idea about GATE Examination Dates

EventsExam Dates (Tentative)
GATE 2022 Notification Release1st Week of July 2021
Online Application Form Starts1st Week of September 2021
Last Date to Fill Online Form (without late fee)3rd Week of September 2021
Last Date to Submit Online Form (with late fee)4th Week of September 2021
Application form Correction Window OpenNovember 2021
Admit Card Release Date1st Week of January 2022
Exam Dates1st & 2nd Week of February 2022
Answer Key Release Date3rd Week of February 2022
Result Date3rd Week of March 2022

GATE 2022 Exam Pattern

The exam pattern of GATE 2022 exam as follows:

Mode of ExamComputer-Based Test (CBT)
Exam Duration3 Hrs
Examination LanguageEnglish
Type of QuestionsMCQs & Numerical Answers Type (NAT)
Number of Questions65
Total Marks100
Marking Scheme1 Marks & 2 Marks Questions
Negative Marking1/3 marks deducted for the wrong 1 mark questions.

2/3 marks deducted for the wrong 2/3 mark questions

GATE 2022 Syllabus

The syllabus for the GATE exam is purely based on the UG syllabus that you study in your 4 years of a degree. But for clarity, we list the important topics from the syllabus to get a better understanding.

General Aptitude (GA): This section is common for all the papers and it includes English Grammer, Reading Comprehension, Sentence Correction, Word Groups, Data Interpretation, Quantitative Aptitude, etc.

Civil Engineering (CE): Engineering Mathematics, Structural Engineering, Geotechnical Engineering, Water Resources Engineering, Environmental Engineering, Transportation Engineering, Geomatics Engineering

Computer Science & Information Technology (CS): Engineering Mathematics, Digital Logic, Computer Organizations, & Architecture, Programming & Data Structures, Algorithms, Theory of Computation, Compiler Design, Operating System, Databases, and Computer Networks

Electronics & Communication Engineering (EC): Engineering Mathematics, Networks, Signals & Systems, Electronic Devices, Analog Circuits, Digital Circuits, Control Systems, Communications, Electromagnetics.

Electrical Engineering (EE): Engineering Mathematics, Electric Circuits, Electromagnetic Fields, Signals & Systems, Electrical Machines, Power Systems, Control Systems, Electrical & Electronic Measurements, Analog & Digital Electronics, and Power Electronics.

Mechanical Engineering (ME): Engineering Mathematics, Applied Mechanics & Design, Fluid Mechanics & Thermal Sciences, Material, Manufacturing & Industrial Engineering

For All other papers, Click Here for GATE 2022 Syllabus

Eligibility Criteria for GATE 2022

Candidates must satisfy the eligibility criteria that are mentioned below to appear for the GATE examination. The GATE 2022 Eligibility Criteria as follows:

Nationality: Indian and foreign nationals are eligible to apply for the GATE examination.

Education Qualification as per the qualifying degree:

Qualifying Degree Qualifying Degree / Examination Description of Eligible CandidatesYear of Qualification, not More than
B.E./ B.Tech./ B.Pharm.Bachelor’s degree holders in Engineering/ Technology (4 years after 10+2 or 3 years after B.Sc./ Diploma in Engineering/ Technology) Currently in 3rd Year & a final year or already completed 2022/2023
B. Arch.Bachelor’s degree holders of Architecture (5 years course) Currently in 3rd Year & a final year or already completed2022/2023
B.Sc. (Research)/ B.S Bachelor’s degree in Science (Post-Diploma/ 4 years after 10+2) Currently in 3rd Year & a 4th year or already completed2022/2023
M. Sc./ M.A./MCA or equivalent Master’s degree in any branch of Science/ Mathematics/ Statistics/ Computer Applications or equivalent Currently in the final year or already completed2022
Int. M.E./ M.Tech. (Post-B.Sc.) Post-BSc Integrated Master’s degree programs in Engineering/ Technology (4 years program) Currently in the 2nd/ 3rd/4th year or already completed2023
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 (5 years program) Currently in the 4th/5th year or already completed2022
Int. M.Sc./ Int. B.S.-M.S. Integrated M.Sc. or 5 years integrated B.S.-M.S. program Currently in the final year or already completed2022
Professional Society Examinations (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) Completed Section A or equivalent of such professional coursesNA

GATE 2022 Application Form

The GATE Application form will be started on the 1st Week of September 2021. Eligible candidates can fill online application only by visiting the official website of GATE 2022. The applicant needs to fill the following details:

  • Name, Email Id, Phone Number
  • Education Qualification Details
  • Upload the Photo, Signature & Eligibility Documents.

After filling information & uploading the required documents candidates need to pay the application fees through Online mode such as net banking, debit card, credit card, UPI, etc. Now the candidate needs to submit the application form of the GATE Examination. 

If you fill any wrong or misleading information while filling the GATE application form then your application may be rejected. To avoid such circumstances, we request you to fill & submit the correct information & documents. 

GATE 2022 Application Fee

The GATE application fee may vary based on the candidate’s category and examination centers. 

For Exam Centers in India

CategoryOn or Before the dateDuring the Extended Period
FemaleRs. 750/-Rs. 1250/-
SC/ST/PWDRs. 750/-Rs. 1250/-
All other CandidatesRs. 1500/-Rs. 2000/-

For Exam Centers Outside India

CategoryOn or Before the DateDuring the Extended Period
Addis Ababa, Colombo, Dhaka, and KathmanduUS $50US $70
Dubai & SingaporeUS $100US $120

Note: Payment can be paid through online mode only, like net banking, debit card, credit card, & UPI. 

GATE 2022 Admit Card

  • GATE Admit Card will be provided for those candidates who successfully filled the application form & paid the application fee. 
  • The admit card will be released in the 1st Week of January 2022. 
  • Candidates can download the admit card of GATE 2022 from the official website using their logging ID & password. 
  • GATE Admit Card will not be sent on mail to individual candidates.
  • Along with the admit card candidate should carry ONE ID Proof (passport, pan card, voter id, addhar card, college id, or driving license) to the exam hall.

GATE 2022 Result

The GATE 2022 Result will be published in the 3rd Week of March 2022. Candidate can check their GATE Result by visiting & logging on the official website with their ID & Password. 

The GATE score will be valid for the Next 3 years so candidates can apply for admission with this score.

I hope now you will get complete information about GATE 2022. If you still have any queries then write to us in the comment box. 

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