GATE 2022 –  GATE (Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering) is a national-level engineering entrance exam. The Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Kharagpur has released the official notification pdf for GATE 2022. IIT  Kharagpur will start the GATE 2022 Application from September 2 (revised) online GATE 2022 application form last date without late fee is 24th September 2021 . GATE 2022 exam will take place on 5, 6, 12, and 13 February 2022.  In this article, we have provided complete information related to GATE 2022 application, exam dates, eligibility, pattern, etc.

GATE 2022 Latest Updates

  • GATE 2022 brochure is released officially on 31st July 2021
  • Professor Virendra Kumar Tewari, Director of IIT Kharagpur is the new chairperson for the GATE 2022 exam

GATE 2022: Exam Date Overview

Name of Organization Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Kharagpur
Exam name Graduate Optimistic Test in Engineering [GATE]
Level National level
Notification date 01 Aug 2021
Application started on 30 Aug 2021
End of the application process 24 Sept 2021
Last date to submit fees 01 Oct 2021
Exam date 05, 06, 12, 13 Feb 2021

GATE 2022 Notifications – Application from 2nd Sep

Click Here to Download GATE 2022 Notification PDF

GATE  Eligibility Criteria

The candidates who possess the following criteria are eligible to appear in GATE. The GATE Eligibility criteria are relaxed.

1. Educational Qualification

  • Applying candidate must have completed or currently studying in 3rd year or higher years of UG degree course in the field of Engineering/ Technology/ Architecture/ Commerce/ Arts/ Science.

2. Pass Percentage

  • To apply for GATE 2022, there are no minimum pass percentage criteria defined.

3. Age Limit

  • There is no age limit defined to apply for the GATE exam.

GATE Papers & Codes

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

Gate 2020 Application Fee:

For Exam Centres in India Application Fee (Regular Period) During the Extended Period (Application fee + late fee)
Female candidates Rs. 750 Rs. 1250
SC/ST/PwD category candidates Rs. 750 Rs. 1250
All other candidates Rs. 1500 Rs. 2000
For Foreign nationality/ NRIs
Exam Centres in India Rs. 1500 Rs. 2000

GATE Exam Pattern 2022

The GATE Exam Pattern 2022 is given below.

  • The GATE Exam comprises both Multiple-choice questions (MCQs) and Numerical Answer Type (NAT) questions.
  • There is a negative marking for the multiple-choice questions while no marks will be deducted for the numerical answer type questions.
Particulars Description
Exam Duration 3 hours (180 minutes)
Number of Subjects/Papers 29 (Increased from 27)
Sections General Aptitude (GA) and Candidate’s Selected Subject i.e. core subject
Number of Questions
  • 65 questions
  • General Aptitude: 10 Questions
  • Core Subjects: 55 Questions
Distribution of Marks in all Papers
EXCEPT papers AR, CY, EY, GG, MA, PH,
XH and XL
  • General Aptitude: 15 Marks +
  • Engineering Mathematics: 13 Marks +
  • Subject Questions: 72 Marks =
    Total: 100 Marks
Questions Type
  • Multiple Choice Questions (MCQ)
  • Multiple Select Questions (MSQ)
  • Numerical Answer Type (NAT) Questions
Number of sections 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 section
Marking Scheme
  • For 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.

The marks division among the sections has also changed.

Section No. of Questions Marks
General Aptitude 10 15
Engineering Mathematics
Subject Questions 72
Total 65 100

Distribution of Marks in papers AR, CY, EY, GG, MA, PH, XH, and XL is different: General Aptitudeis of 15 Marks and Subject Questions of 85 Marks making a total of 100 marks.

Note: 1/3 marks will be deducted for the wrong answers i.e (0.33) marks for 1 mark questions and (0.66) marks will be deducted for questions carrying 2 marks. No mark will be deducted for the wrong answer to NAT questions

How to Apply Online for GATE Exam 2022?

  • Register through GOAPS
  • Fill up the GATE application form
  • Upload the required documents like photograph and signature
  • Make the payment of GATE 2022 Application Fees
  • Click on the Submit button

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GATE 2022 FAQs (Frequently Asked Questions)

Question: What is GATE full form?

Answer:  GATE stands for Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering.

Question: Who is the organizing IIT for GATE 2022?

Answer:  The Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Kharagpur is responsible for organizing GATE exam 2022.

Question: What is GATE exam for?

Answer:  The authorities conduct GATE 2022 exam for PG admissions into IITs, NITs, IIITs and other participating institutes. It serves as a screening test.

Question: What is GATE exam date 2022?

Answer: The authorities have announced the GATE 2022 exam date. The GATE 2022 will be held on February 5, 6, 12, and 13.

Question: For how many papers is GATE exam conducted?

Answer:  GATE 2022 exam will be conducted for 29 papers.

Question: When can I apply for GATE 2022?

Answer:  The authorities will release GATE application form 2022 on September 2 at the official website. Candidates will be given a specific period to apply for GATE 2022.