GATE 2024 Registration Last Date, Exam Pattern, Syllabus

The latest GATE examination will be conducted in February 2022 for all of the aspirants who want to get admission to the prestigious universities of India. The result for this examination is valid for 3 years and during these three years, the candidates can be admitted to the college of their choice through this certificate. Given below are some important specifications regarding the GATE Examination for the year 2022. We will also share with you all the step-by-step procedures through which you will be able to GATE 2023 Apply Online, Registration Last Date, Exam Pattern, and Syllabus. 

GATE 2024 Registration

Graduate Aptitude Test In Engineering is a National Level Examination which is conducted by various scientific institutions in India to provide eligibility to the people who are seeking admission in various Doctoral or Post Graduation courses available in India. It is a mandatory qualification to have passed the GATE examination in order to get a chance in the prestigious universities of India. The candidates who pass the GATE examination are given a chance to get admission to various institutions and continue their education. 

GATE 2022
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Details Of GATE Registration

Full-FormGraduate Aptitude Test In Engineering
Level of ExaminationNational Level Examination
Academic Year2022
Official Website 

Changes In GATE 2024

For the year 2022, GATE will be a fully Computer Based Test and also two new subject papers are introduced in this latest GATE examination which will be held in the year 2022. The total number of subject papers is now 29 and also the syllabus of every paper has been revised by the authorities. Three types of questions will be available in the examination and the eligibility criteria for the examination is also relaxed. There is no age limit to appear for the examination for the year 2022 and the result will remain valid for 3 years after the announcement as per the official website. 

Important Dates

EventsGATE Important DatesDay
GATE Notification 2022 Date31st July 2021Saturday
GATE Application Form 20222nd September 2021 (Postponed)Monday
Last Date of GATE Registration24th September 2021Friday
Last Date to Apply with Late Fees (Extended)1st October 2021Friday
Last Date to change Category, Paper and Exam citywith additional fee 12th November 2021Friday
GATE Admit Card 2022 Download Date3rd January 2022Monday
GATE Exam Date 20225, 6, 12, and 13 February 2022Saturday, Sunday
GATE Answer Key 202203rd week of February 2022 
GATE Result Date 202217th March 2022Thursday

Exam Schedule GATE 2024

You can check out the detailed examination schedule for the examination in the year 2021 by checking out the table given below:-

Week and DayTime (IST)Activities/Paper
Week 1 & Day 112:00 – 17:00 hrsMiscellaneous Activities *
Week 1 & Day 29:30 – 12:30 hrs(Forenoon Session -FN)CE-1, IN, CY
15:00 – 18:00 hrs(Afternoon Session -AN)CE-2, PH, AR, BM, AE, MN
Week 1 & Day 39:30 – 12:30 hrs(Forenoon Session -FN)EE, GG, AG, EY
15:00 – 18:00 hrs(Afternoon Session -AN)EC, PE, ES, ST, PI
Week 2 & Day 412:00 – 17:00 hrsMiscellaneous Activities *
Week 2 and Day 59:30 – 12:30 hrs(Forenoon Session -FN)CS-1, MA, BT, CH, TF
15:00 – 18:00 hrs(Afternoon Session -AN)CS-2, XE, XL
Week 2 and Day 69:30 – 12:30 hrs(Forenoon Session -FN)ME-1, XH
15:00 – 18:00 hrs(Afternoon Session -AN)ME-2, MT

GATE Papers Code

Given below are the details regarding the paper code for the various papers that will be conducted in this examination:-

Aerospace EngineeringAE
Agricultural EngineeringAG
Architecture and PlanningAR
Biomedical EngineeringBM
Civil EngineeringCE
Chemical EngineeringCH
Computer Science & Information TechnologyCS
Electronics and Communication EngineeringEC
Electrical EngineeringEE
Engineering SciencesXE
Petroleum EngineeringPE
Geology and GeophysicsGG
Instrumentation EngineeringIN
Life SciencesXL
Mechanical EngineeringME
Mining EngineeringMN
Metallurgical EngineeringMT
Production and Industrial EngineeringPI
Textile Engineering & Fibre ScienceTF
Ecology and EvolutionEY
Environmental Science and EngineeringES
Humanities and Social SciencesXH
Geomatics EngineeringGE
Naval Architecture and MarineEngineeringNM
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Eligibility Criteria of GATE 2024

To apply for the examination you will have to follow the following eligibility criteria:-

  • The students who are studying in the 3rd or final years of any undergraduate degree are now eligible for the examination. Also, students who have already completed any degree program approved by the government in Engineering, Technology, Architecture, Science,
  • Commerce or Arts are eligible to appear for the GATE 2022 examination.
  • You can apply for the examination if you are pursuing the following courses-
    • BE/B. Tech/B. Pharma
    • B.Arch
    • B.Sc (Research)/B.S
    • Professional Society Examination (equivalent to B.E./B. Tech/B. Arch)
    • M.Sc./M.A./MCA or equivalent
    • Integrated M.E/M.Tech (Post – B.Sc)
    • Integrated M.Sc./Integrated B.S-M.S
    • Integrated M.E./M.Tech or Dual Degree (after Diploma or 10+2)
  • The candidates in their final year of Graduation are also eligible to apply for the GATE entrance examination.
  • Candidates who are pursuing or have passed their graduation in either  Engineering, Technology, Architecture, Science, Commerce or Arts in a relevant discipline can apply for the course.
  • There are no minimum pass percentage criteria defined.
  • There is no age limit defined to apply for the GATE exam.
  • The candidates should have Indian nationality to apply for GATE 2022. Candidates belonging to Nepal, Bangladesh, Singapore, Sri Lanka, Ethiopia, and the United Arab Emirates are also eligible for the GATE 2022 exam.
  • For International Students
    • Candidates living in Nepal, Bangladesh, Singapore, Sri Lanka, Ethiopia, and the United Arab Emirates are also eligible to apply for GATE 2022. Candidates from these countries must have completed or must be in their final year or in the pre-final year of their bachelor’s degree in engineering and technology or equivalent.

Documents Required (Indian Candidates)

The following documents must be submitted by the Indian candidates in order to apply for the examination successfully:-

  • Your name, your date of birth, your mobile number, your parent’s name, parent’s mobile number.
  • Residential Address for Communication with an area PIN code.
  • Degree scanned with a size under 10-300 kb in pdf format (upload only one page of any document)
  • For Engineering Degree course completion certificate/provisional certificate/8th Semester mark sheet/7th-semester mark sheet/6th-semester mark sheet/Pre or final year mark sheet in case of integrated degree/AMIE and Completed one section/Provisional Certificate Letter.
  • For Science Degree course completion certificate/provisional certificate/4th Semester mark sheet/3rd-semester mark sheet/2nd-semester mark sheet/1st-year mark sheet/Pre-final year mark sheet in case of integrated degree/Provisional Certificate Letter
  • College address with a PIN code
  • Choice of GATE examination cities
  • Scanned image of the thumb impression of size 2-150 kb in jpeg/jpg
  • Scanned image of your photograph of size 5-200 kb in jpeg/jpg
  • ID Proof: Passport/PAN Card/Voter ID/Aadhaar UID/Driving License/College ID/Employee ID card
  • Bank details for application fees
  • Scanned image of your signature of size 5-150 kb in jpeg/jpg
  • Scanned copy of Category/PwD Certificate (if applicable) in size 10-300 kb in pdf
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Application Fees

You must submit the following examination fees to be eligible for the examination:-

For Examination Centres in IndiaOn or Before 30th Sept. 2020During the Extended Period
Female candidates₹ 750₹ 1250
SC/ST/PwD* category candidates₹ 750₹ 1250
All other candidates₹ 1500₹ 2000
For Examination Centres outside India (All Candidates)  
Addis Ababa, Colombo, Dhaka and KathmanduUS$ 50US$ 70
Dubai and SingaporeUS$ 100US$ 120

Examination Pattern

The applicant must for the following examination pattern to be eligible for the vacancy:-

Exam Duration3 hours (180 minutes)
Number of Subjects/Papers29 (Increased from 27)
SectionsGeneral Aptitude (GA) and Candidate’s Selected Subject i.e. core subject
Number of Questions65 questions general Aptitude: 10 QuestionsCore Subjects: 55 Questions
GATE 2022 question paper will comprise of the following three sections except for AR, CY, GG, EY, XL, PH, and MA papers: General Aptitude (GA)Engineering Mathematics (for XL papers it is Chemistry)Subject – Specific sectionGeneral Aptitude: 15 Marks +Engineering Mathematics: 13 Marks +Subject Questions: 72 Marks =
Total: 100 Marks
Questions TypeMultiple Choice Questions (MCQ)Multiple Select Questions (MSQ)Numerical Answer Type (NAT) Questions
Number of sectionsFor MCQs carrying 1 mark: 1/3 mark will be deducted for every wrong answer.For MCQs carrying 2 marks:  2/3 mark will be deducted for every incorrect response negative marking for Multiple Select Question (MSQ) and Numerical Answer Type (NAT) Questions.
Marking SchemeFor MCQs carrying 1 mark: 1/3 mark will be deducted for every wrong answer.For MCQs carrying 2 marks:  2/3 mark will be deducted for every incorrect response.No negative marking for Multiple Select Question (MSQ) and Numerical Answer Type (NAT) Questions.

Marks Weightage GATE 2024

Given below is the table indicating the marks weightage of the various subjects included in this examination:-

SectionNo. of QuestionsMarks
General Aptitude1015
Engineering Mathematics5513
Subject Questions72

GATE Cut-Off Marks

You can check out the cutoff marks for the examination for the year 2020 by reading the table given below:-

Computer Science Engineering28.525.619.0
Civil Engineering32.929.621.9
Electrical Engineering33.43022.2
Electronics & Communication28.825.919.2
Mechanical Engineering34.030.622.6

Marking Scheme OF GATE 2024

The following is the marking scheme for the papers included in this examination:-

Paper CodeGeneral Aptitude (GA) MarksSubject MarksTotal MarksTotal Time (Minutes)
AE, AG, BM, BT, CE, CH, CS, CY, EC, EE, ES, EY, IN, MA, ME, MN, MT, NM, PE, PH, PI, TF, ST1585100180
AR [Part A + Part B (B1: Architecture or B2: Planning)]1560 + 25100180
GE [Part A + Part B (Section I or Section II)1555 + 30100180
GG [Part A + Part B (Section 1: Geology or Section 2: Geophysics)]1525 + 60100180
XE (Section A + Any TWO Sections)1515 + (2 x 35)100180
XH (Section B1 + Any ONE Section)1525 + 60100180
XL (Section P + Any TWO Sections)1525 + (2 x 30)100180

Application Procedure GATE 2024

To apply for the GATE examination you will have to follow the simple procedure given below:-

  • You will first have to visit the official website of the GATE examination by clicking on the link given here 
  • The homepage of the organization will be displayed on your screen
  • Click on the option called Download Information given on the menu bar
  • A new page will be displayed on your screen where you have to download the GATE 2022 Information Brochure
GATE examination
  • The PDF will be displayed on your screen where all of the information regarding the examination will be mentioned.
  • You have to read the PDF successfully.
  • Now you have to click on the option called Apply Online present on the home page.
  • The application form will be displayed on your screen.
  • You have to fill up the application form.
  • Upload all of the documents.
  • Submit the application form successfully.

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