GATE 2022: Registration, Eligibility Criteria, Exam Pattern

GATE 2022: Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering examination is organized jointly by the IISc and IIT’s on behalf of National Coordination Board (NCB)-GATE, Department of Higher Education, Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD) and Government of India. Candidate seeking admission in Masters, direct Doctoral programs in Engineering/Technology/Architecture & doctoral programme in other branches of science must qualify GATE. Not only this, Through GATE 2022 a candidate can join a PSU; since many Public Sector Undertakings uses GATE score of the candidate in their recruitment process. This Article is extremely important for Aspirants as they can get all major updates of the exam and can acquire a great deal of complete and accurate knowledge about GATE 2022.

GATE 2022 Exam Dates

To make it easier for aspirants to get a grip of the exam, we’ve made a table of important events for GATE 2022. Candidates can go through the dates and plan their schedule accordingly.

Events Dates(Out)
Availability of online application form Sep 2021
Last date of form submission Oct 2021
Last date of making request to change the exam city Nov 2021
Releasing of Admit Card Jan 2022
Exam Date Feb 2022
Availability of Answer keys Within a few days after exams
Result declaration March 2022
Availability of Score Card 4th week of March 2022
Commencement of counseling 1st week of April 2022

GATE 2022 Registration

Below are the details of registration for GATE 2022, Aspirants are advised to go through that carefully before proceeding further –

  1. Aspirants can register for the exam via online mode, link to which can be found in its official website.
  2. The application form will be made available from September 2021.
  3. Aspirants need to upload scanned photograph and signature during the process of filling the application form.
  4. Aspirants are also required to upload scanned copy of their educational documents.
  5. Aspirants need to fill: three exam cities as examination centre, Valid ID proof number as asked.
  6. Aspirant must keep a printout of the GATE application form 2022 for future purpose.

Application Fee:

  • The application fee for GATE 2022 can only be paid via online mode and is non refundable/non transferable.
  • The fee structure for different categories is given below –
Categories Fee Structure
Exam Centers in India
 SC/ST/PwD/Women Rs. 750/- only
 Other Rs. 1500/-only
Exam Centers Outside India(Foreign Countries)
 ·         Addis Ababa

·          Colombo,

·         Dhaka

·          Kathmandu

US $50
Dubai and Singapore US $100

GATE 2022 Eligibility Criteria

Aspirants must make themselves familiar with the eligibility criteria first before proceeding for the process of filling online application form for GATE 2022.

  • Nationality: Both Indian & Foreign Nationals can apply for the Exam.
  • Age Criteria: No Age limit

Qualification Criteria:

No. Qualifying Exam Qualifying Degree Description of candidates ‘eligible’ Year of Qualification
1 B.Tech/BE/B.Pharm ·         4 years Bachelor’s degree holders in Engineering/Technology after 10+2 examination.


·         3 years Bachelor’s degree holders after B.Sc./Diploma in Engineering/Technology

Currently in the final year or already completed. 2019






·         5 years Bachelor’s degree holders of Architecture.

Aspirants who are at present in the final year or already completed. 2019
3 B.Sc (Research)/BS ·         Bachelor’s degree in Science after Post diploma.


·         4 years Bachelor’s degree in Science after 10+2.

Currently in the 4th year or already completed. 2019


M.Sc/MA/MCA or equivalent ·         Aspirants holding Master’s degree in any one of the given branch – Science/Mathematics/Statistics/Computer Applications or its equivalent. Currently in the final year or already completed. 2019


Integrated ME/M.Tech (Post-B.Sc) ·         4 years Post-B.Sc Integrated Master’s degree programme in Engineering/Technology. Aspirants who are at present in 2nd/3rd/4th year or already completed. 2021


Integrated ME/M.Tech or Dual Degree (after Diploma or 10+2) ·         5 years Integrated Master’s degree programme or Dual Degree programme in Engineering/Technology. Currently in the 4th/5th year or already completed. 2020


Integrated M.Sc/Integrate BS-MS ·         Integrated M.Sc.


·         5 years Integrated BS-MS programme.

Currently in the final year or already completed. 2019



Professional Society Examinations (equivalent to BE/B.Tech/B.Arch) ·         BE/B.Tech/B.Arch equivalent examinations of Professional Societies, recognized by MHRD/UPSC/AICTE (example: AMIE by Institution of Engineers-India, AMICE by the Institute of Civil Engineers-India) Aspirants who have Completed Section A or equivalent professional courses. NA

GATE 2022 Exam Pattern

Aspirants should know the pattern of the exam before diving into the exhaustive syllabus of GATE Exam, for that we’ve covered the essential aspects of the exam pattern. Candidates are advised to go through it carefully –

Papers 23 subjects/paper
Mode of Exam Online
No. of Questions 65
Type of Questions MCQ’s & Numerical
Attempts Only allowed to appear for any one of the given papers
Marks 100
Session ·         Morning( 9 AM TO 12 Noon)

·         Afternoon ( 2 PM TO 5 PM)

Duration of the Exam Three Hours
Common section in all papers General Aptitude(GA)

Marking Scheme:

The marking scheme for GATE 2022 is provided below for Candidate’s quick reference –

Pattern of Questions Marks Allotted Negative Marking
Multiple Choice Questions (MCQ) 1 or 2 marks For 1 mark question, 1/3 marks will be deducted.
For 2 marks question, 2/3 mark will be deducted.
Numerical Answer Type (NAT) 1 or 2 marks No negative marking

Marks & Questions Distribution:

Sections Number of Questions & Marks Total Number of Questions Total Marks
General Aptitude (GA) ·         5 Question carrying 1 mark each

·          5 question carrying 2 marks each.

10 15

Question Papers other than GG, XE and XL


·         25 questions carrying 1 mark each

·         30 questions carrying 2 marks each.

55 85

Question Paper GG (Geology and Geophysics)

PART A (Compulsory) PART B 55 85
25 questions carrying 1 mark each. Section 1 (Geology) & Section 2 (Geophysics) (Attempt Any One):

30 questions carrying 2 marks each.


XE Paper (Engineering Sciences)

Section A Engineering Mathematics (Compulsory): Sections B to H: (Attempt Any Two) 55 85
7 questions carry 1 mark each & 4 questions carrying 2 marks each. 9 questions carrying 1 mark each & 13 questions carrying 2 marks.

XL Paper (Life Sciences)

Section P Chemistry (Compulsory): Sections Q to U: (Attempt Any Two) 55 85
5 questions carry 1 mark each & 10 questions carrying 2 marks each. 10 questions carry 1 mark each & 10 questions carrying 2 marks each.

GATE Syllabus 2022

The syllabus for GATE 2022 differs from paper to paper. There are 23 subjects available from which aspirants can choose their respective one they are qualified for. The syllabus will be released by the conducting authority separately for each paper in a pdf format. The detailed syllabus can be accessed through the link provided on our website.

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