The Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering (GATE 2022) is one of the most popular entrance tests among future engineers. It is conducted once a year by IISc Bangalore and seven IITs for candidates who have a dream of getting a job in PSU or want to get admission in Master Program in Engineering, Technology and Architecture.

In this article, we discuss the upcoming GATE 2022 exam, application form, eligibility criteria, fee, syllabus, exam pattern, result and more. Before proceeding to the application form, you must know the GATE 2022 eligibility criteria. Since unqualified candidates will be prohibited to take the exam.

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The score for the GATE exam is accepted by most institutions in India. Somehow, PSUs above 50 also consider the GATE score for requirements. Let’s look at the highlights of the GATE 2022 exam before proceeding.

Gate 2022 Highlights

Name of ExaminationGraduate Aptitude Test in Engineering (GATE 2022)
Exam levelAll India base
Ethics Authority7 IITs and IISc, Bangalore residents on rational basis
Examination PatternOnline (Computer Based Test)
Question typeObjective (MCQs) and numerical types
Number of questions65
maximum marks100
period of time3 hours
Total papers27
The maximum number of papers one can see2 letters

GATE 2022 important exam dates

Here we issue provisional dates of GATE 2022 exam. Please see table below to get idea about GATE exam dates

planningExam Dates (Tentative)
Gate 2022 notification issuedFirst week of July 2021
Online application form beginsFirst week of September 2021
Last date for filling the online form (no late fee)Third week of September 2021
Last date for submission of online form (with late fee)4th week of September 2021
Open the application form correction windowNovember 2021
Admit card release dateFirst week of January 2022
Exam dateFirst and second week of February 2022
Answer Key Release DateThird week of February 2022
Result dateThird week of March 2022

GATE 2022 exam pattern

The exam pattern of GATE 2022 exam is as follows:

Examination PatternComputer Based Test (CBT)
Exam duration3 hours
Exam languageEnglish
Type of questionsMCQs and Numeric Answer Type (NAT)
Number of questions65
total marks100
marking scheme1 marks and 2 marks questions
Negative markingFor incorrect 1 mark questions 1/3 marks are deducted.

2/3 marks wrong 2/3 marks cut for questions

Gate 2022 Syllabus

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

General Qualification (GA): This section is common to all papers and includes English Grammar, Reading Comprehension, Sentence Correction, Word Group, Data Interpretation, Quantitative Aptitude etc.

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

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

Electronics and Communication Engineering (EC): Engineering mathematics, networks, signals and systems, electronic equipment, analog circuits, digital circuits, control systems, communications, electromagnets.

Electrical Engineering (EE): Engineering mathematics, electric circuits, electromagnetic fields, signals and systems, electrical machines, power systems, control systems, electrical and electronic measurements, analog and digital electronics, and power electronics.

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

For all other papers, click here for GATE 2022 syllabus

Eligibility Criteria for GATE 2022

The candidates have to fulfill the eligibility criteria mentioned below to appear for the GATE exam. The GATE 2022 eligibility criteria is as follows:

the nationality: Indian and foreign nationals are eligible to apply for the GATE exam.

Education qualification by merit:

Qualification degree Qualification degree / exam Details of qualified candidatesYear of qualification, not more than
B.E./ B.Tech./ B.Pharm.Bachelor’s degree holder in Engineering / Technology (10 + 2 or 3 years after 4 years of B.Sc./ Diploma in Engineering / Technology) Currently third year and one final year or already completed 2022/2023
B. Arc.Bachelor of Architecture degree holder (5 years) Currently third year and one final year or already completed2022/2023
BSc (Research) / B.S. Bachelor of Science Degree (10 + 2 post-diploma / 4 years) Currently 3 years and 4 in oneTh Year or already complete2022/2023
M. Sc./ M.A./MCA or equivalent Master’s Degree in any branch of Science / Mathematics / Statistics / Computer Application or equivalent Currently in final year or already completed2022
Int. M.E./ M.Tech. (Post-B.Sc.) BSc Integrated Master’s Degree Program in Engineering / Technology (4 years program) Currently 2 innd/ 3Third/ 4Th Year or already complete2023
Int. M.E./ M.Tech. OR Dual Degree (Diploma or 10 + 2 onwards) Integrated Master’s Degree Program or Dual Degree Program in Engineering / Technology (5 years program) Currently 4 inTh/ 5Th Year or already complete2022
Int. M.Sc./ Int. B.S.-M.S. Integrated M.Sc. OR 5 years integrated BS-MS. program Currently in final year or already completed2022
Professional Society Examination (equivalent to B.E./ B.Tech./ B.Arch). B.E./ B.Tech./ B.Arch. MHRD / UPSC / AICTE recognized professional society equivalent examinations (eg, AMIE by Institute of Engineers-India, AMIE by Institute of Civil Engineers-India) Full Section A or equivalent of such professional coursesNA

GATE 2022 application form

The GATE application form will be started from the first week of September 2021. Eligible candidates can only fill the online application by visiting the official website of GATE 2022. Applicant is required to fill the following details:

  • Name, Email ID, Phone Number
  • Education qualification details
  • Upload photo, signature and eligibility documents.

After filling the information and uploading the required documents, the candidates have to pay the application fee through online mode like net banking, debit card, credit card, UPI, etc. Now the candidate is required to submit the application form for GATE exam.

If you fill in any incorrect or misleading information while filling the GATE application form, your application may be rejected. To avoid such situations, we request you to fill and present correct information and documents.

GATE 2022 application fee

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

For examination centers in India

categoryOn or before dateOver an extended period
FemaleRupees. 750 / –Rupees. 1250 / –
SC / ST / PWDRupees. 750 / –Rupees. 1250 / –
All other candidatesRupees. 1500 / –Rupees. 2000 / –

For examination centers outside India

categoryOn or before dateOver an extended period
Addis Ababa, Colombo, Dhaka, and KathmanduUS $ 50US $ 70
Dubai and SingaporeUS $ 100US $ 120

Note: Payment can be made only through online mode, such as net banking, debit card, credit card and UPI.

GATE 2022 Admit Card

  • GATE Admit Card will be provided for those candidates who successfully filled the application form and paid the application fee.
  • The admit card will be issued in the first week of January 2022.
  • Candidates can download the admit card of GATE 2022 from their official website using their logging ID and password.
  • Individual candidates will not be sent on the GATE Admit Card mail.
  • Along with the admit card, the candidate should be taken One ID Proof (Passport, PAN Card, Voter ID, Additional Card, College ID or Driving License) to the examination hall.

Gate 2022 Result

The GATE 2022 result will be published in the third week of March 2022. Candidates can check their GATE result by logging into the official website with their ID and password.

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

I hope you now get the complete information about GATE 2022. If you still have any questions, write us in the comment box.

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