GATE (Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering)



Saturday, February 5, 2022

GATE 2022

Notification | Eligibility | Exam Dates | Application Form | Exam Pattern | Syllabus | Admit Cards | Result | Counselling

Organising Institute for GATE 2022 is Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) - Kharagpur

GATE 2022 is an Entrance exam for postgraduate Engineering courses offered by IITs and several premier engineering colleges. Students who are in their final semester of engineering course or students who have passed the undergraduate course in engineering appear for GATE to go further for higher studies. The entrance test is a pathway for the students to get admissions in reputed colleges and universities to pursue their Master’s Degree. GATE 2022 entrance exam is conducted by seven zonal IITs and IISc on a rotational basis. Complete details of GATE 2022 viz, notification, eligibility, application forms, important dates, exam pattern, admit cards, results etc are given below.

GATE Sample Question Papers


GATE 2021 Toppers List  GATE 2021 Result


GATE 2022 Important Notifications

GATE 2022 Exam Dates has been released. GATE 2022 exam is administered by IIT Kharagpur. The application process for GATE 2022 starts on 30th August 2021 and ends on 1st October 2021. GATE 2022 exam is scheduled to be conducted on 5th to 13th Feb 2022. 

GATE 2022 Information Brochure


GATE 2022: New Changes Introduced this Year

Geomatics Engineering (GE)

  • The Paper contains General Aptitude (GA) section (15 Marks) as applicable for all papers of GATE 2022.

  • Rest of the Paper consists of two parts covering the syllabus: Part A (55 marks) and Part B (30 marks).

  • Part A is compulsory for all the candidates.

  • Part B contains two optional sections: Section I and Section II. Candidates have to choose any one of these during the examination. No separate score and ranking will be provided based on selection of sections.

Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering (NM)

  • The Paper contains General Aptitude (GA) section (15 Marks) as applicable for all papers of GATE 2022.

  • Rest of the Paper will have 85 marks covering the syllabus.


GATE 2022 Important Dates


Activity Day Date
Online Application Process Opens ( ) Monday 30th August 2021
Closing Date of REGULAR online registration/ application process Friday 24th September 2021
Closing Date of EXTENDED online registration/ application process Friday 1st October 2021
Display of Defective Applications to rectify Tuesday 26th October 2021
Last date for rectification of Applications Tuesday 1st November 2021
Last Date for change of Category, Paper and Examination City (an additional fee will be applicable) Friday 12th November 2021
Admit Card will be available for download Monday 3rd January 2022
GATE 2022 Examination
Forenoon: 9:00 AM to 12:00 Noon (Tentative)
Afternoon: 2:30 PM to 5:30 PM (Tentative)
5th February 2022
6th February 2022
12th February 2022
13th February 2022
Announcement of the Results in the Online Application Portal Thursday 17th March 2022

Pattern of Examination


Particulars Details
Examination Mode Computer Based Test (CBT)
Duration 3 Hours
Number of Subjects (Papers) 27
Sections General Aptitude (GA) + Candidate’s Selected Subject
Type of Questions (A) Multiple Choice Questions (MCQ)

(B) Remaining types
  1. Multiple Select Questions (MSQ) and/or
  2. Numerical Answer Type (NAT) Questions
Questions for testing these abilities
  • Recall
  • Comprehension
  • Application
  • Analysis and Synthesis
Number of Questions 10 (GA) + 55 (subject) = 65 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
Distribution of Marks in papers AR, CY, EY, GG, MA, PH, XH and XL General Aptitude: 15 Marks + Subject Questions: 85 Marks = Total: 100 Marks
Marking Scheme All of the questions will be of 1 mark or 2 marks


GATE 2022 Application Form

  • The Submission of Online Applications for GATE 2021 will begin from 30th August 2021.
  • The Last date for Application Form Online Submission is 1st October 2021
GATE Preparation tips

GATE 2022 Registration Procedure

1) To register for GATE 2022 entrance examination, candidates need the following

  • Valid e-mail address
  • Mobile Number

2) Students should note that only one person can register with one e-mail address.

3) Once registered, the candidate receives a GOAPS Enrolment ID.


Fill the GATE 2022 Application Form

1) Login using the GOAPS enrolment id and password

2) Fill the Application form with the required information and choose a city for the exam centre.

3) Choose the paper which the candidate intends to give the exam.

 4) Upload the necessary documents along with photograph and signature/thumb impression.

5) Pay the application fees as mentioned below by Debit Card/Net Banking/e-challan.

6) Fill the Application form with the required information and choose a city for the exam centre from GATE 2022 Exam Cities List

GATE 2022 Registration and Application Form

GATE 2022 Application Form Corrections

Candidates must fill the application carefully, the correction will not be allowed in any fields except exam city centre. Other details about GATE Application correction are given below:

  • Candidates can make the correction in the exam city from 3rd week of November 2021 with correction fee of Rs. 500.
  • Last year, the correction was done in Gender, Category and PwD status with Rs. 750 as correction fee.
  • The correction will be allowed in the fields like Name of the candidate, Date of Birth, Name of Parent / Guardian, Year of Qualifying Degree etc.
  • Apart from this, the institution has also provided correction facility in Name of the Candidate, Date of Birth, Name of Parent/Guardian, Qualifying Degree, Year of Qualifying Degree & Have you graduated in the above degree? by sending a request to officials along with document proof. 

Fee Charges for changes/modifications (One-Time Only) in GATE 2022 Application (from 1st to 12th November 2021)

No. Description of Changes / Modifications Fee Charges
(i) Change in choice of examination cities  500
(ii) Change of existing paper  500
(iii) Add a second paper (from given combinations with respect to the primary paper)  500 plus suitable amount per paper for the candidate’s category
(iv) Change of gender to female  500
(v) Change of gender from female to any other gender  500 +  750 =  1250
(vi) Change of category to SC/ST  500
(vii) Change of category from SC/ST to any other  500 +  750 =  1250
(viii) Change from Non-PwD to PwD  500
(ix) Change from PwD to Non-PwD  500 +  750 =  1250
(x) Any other change in category (not mentioned above)  500


Application Fee

For Examination Centres in India Regular Period
(30th Aug to 24th Sept 2021)
During the Extended Period
(25th Sept to 1st Oct 2021)
Female candidates (per paper)  750  1250
SC / ST / PwD* category candidates (per paper)  750  1250
All other candidates (per paper)  1500  2000


  • The application fee has to be deposited through online mode by using either net banking or debit card or credit card.
  • The fee will be non-refundable & non-transferable.


GATE 2022 Exam Cities List

GATE 2022 Eligibility Criteria

1) Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering/Technology (after 10+2/Diploma/B.Sc) and those who are in final year can also apply.

2) Bachelor’s Degree in Architecture (5-year course) and those who are in the final year.

3) Bachelor’s Degree in Science (after 10+2/Diploma).

4) Master’s degree in any branch of Science/Mathematics / Statistics/Computer Applications or equivalent and those who are the final year.

5) Post-BSc Integrated Master’s degree programs in Engineering / Technology (4-year program) and those who are in 2nd/3rd/4th year

6) Post-Diploma/10+2 Integrated Master’s degree program or Dual Degree program in Engineering / Technology (5-year program) and who are in the 4th/5th year.

7) Integrated M.Sc. or 5 years integrated B. S. /M. S. program and those who are in the final year.

8) 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)

GATE 2022 Eligibility Criteria

GATE 2022 Exam Pattern                         

Exam Mode: It will be organized in online mode (computer-based test).

Papers: GATE examination will be conducted for 29 subjects/papers on February 5-6 and 12-13, 2022.

Type of Questions: In the examination, MCQs & Numerical type questions will be asked. Session: Examination will be held in two sessions, i.e. forenoon (9:00 AM to 12:00 Noon) & afternoon (2:00 PM to 5:00 PM).

Duration: Exam duration will be of three hours.

Attempt: Candidates can appear only in any one paper of GATE examination.

Number of Questions: Total of 65 questions will be asked in the examination.

Section Common in All GATE Papers: It is compulsory to attempt the General Aptitude (GA) section.

Marks: The question paper will be of 100 marks.

GATE 2022 Exam Pattern

GATE 2022 Examination Schedule

GATE 2020 entrance test will be conducted on February 5-6 and 12-13, 2022. The examination may be conducted in two sessions (i) Morning Session – 09:00 AM to 12:00 Noon and (ii) Afternoon Session – 02:00 PM to 05:00 PM.


GATE 2022 Syllabus

For the papers bearing the codes AE, AG, BT, CE, CH, CS, EC, EE, IN, ME, MN, MT, PE, PI and TF

1) General Aptitude – Verbal and Numerical Ability

2) Engineering Mathematics

3) Core Subject

For papers bearing the codes AR, CY, EY, GG, MA and PH

1) General Aptitude – Verbal and Numerical Ability

2) Core Subject

GATE 2022 Syllabus

GATE Sample Papers / Model Papers

Candidates who are currently preparing for the upcoming examination can check GATE 2022 sample papers from the article given below. The previous year question papers can be utilized by the candidates for practice purposes. The official answer key of GATE has also been provided to make the preparation process of GATE 2022 easier and efficient. By using the sample papers of GATE 2022, the candidates will be able to know the exam pattern and the type of questions which might be asked in the examination.

GATE Sample Question Papers

GATE 2022 Admit Card

GATE 2022 entrance exam admit cards will be released on 3rd January 2022. Candidates have to use their enrolment id, password etc to download their admit cards.


GATE 2022 Answer Key

GATE 2021 entrance exam answer key will be released after a few days of completion of the GATE 2022 entrance examination. Students can match their answers with the released answer key and if needed they raise objections by paying the nominal fee.


GATE 2022 Results

1) GATE 2022 entrance exam results will be released on 17th March 2022, Monday.

2) The results will be valid up to 3 years from the time of results declared.

3) GATE 2022 Score Cards will be released after the release of GATE exam results

GATE exam result

GATE 2022 Score Card

The scorecard will be made available only to qualified candidates. It will be released after the declaration of the result.

  • GATE score card 2022 will be valid for three years after the announcement of the result.
  • Candidates should download their scorecard from 17th March 2022.
  • If candidates require a soft copy of it after the last date, they have to pay Rs. 500 for obtaining the same till last week of December 2022. 


GATE 2022 Counselling

GATE 2022 counselling procedure will be Centralized Counselling for M.Tech/M.Arch/M.Plan (CCMT). Candidates get admission in NITs, IISc, through the counselling procedure which will be based on their scorecard. Students can also apply individually to the IITs when they release the admission notification. Counselling procedure will be scheduled after the results announcement.

Top Institutions Accepting GATE 2022 Score


NO, one e-mail address can be used to submit only one application form.
Please login to the GATE 2020 application website again and continue the application process
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This happens because of some failure in internet transactions. You MUST initiate a fresh payment process on the GATE application website, and make the payment again. The money that was debited from your account in the first attempt will be credited to your bank account within seven working days. You will be charged only once. Any excess/unaccounted debits will be returned to you.
You can check the status of your application by logging into GOAPS website.
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