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Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering (GATE)

Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering (GATE)


GATE 2023 Exam Date

February 4, 5, 11 and 12, 2023

Name of the Examination
Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering
Common Name
GATE
Conducting Body
IIT Bombay
Frequency of the Exam
Once a Year
Exam Level
National-Level Exam

About GATE Exam:

Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering (GATE) is an entrance exam that primarily tests the comprehensive understanding of the students about particular subjects. 

Students who qualify in the exam can get admission into various Masters and Ph.D. programs provided in the top reputed colleges like the IITs, NITs, IIITs, etc. 

They also get financial assistance from MHRD and various other government agencies. Recently, the GATE entrance exam scores are also being used for recruiting candidates for entry-level positions in various public sector undertakings.

Candidates can apply for top colleges in Bangalore and pursue their desired courses offered through GATE. They can check out the requirements and seek admissions in Bangalore. 

GATE 2023 is scheduled to be conducted on February 4, 5, 11 and 12, 2023.

GATE 2023 registration process will commence on September 1, 2022 - September 30, 2022. Aspirants must have completed the required graduation degree from a recognized college in India or abroad. 

GATE Institutions:

Indian Institute of Technology (All Campuses)
COEP, Pune
BITS, Pilani
NITIE, Mumbai
Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore
National Institute of Technology (NIT) (All Campuses) 
Jadavpur University, Kolkata
Indian Statistical Institute (ISI)
Banaras Hindu University (BHU), Banaras
Manipal Institute of Technology (MIT), Manipal
R.V. College of Engineering, Bangalore
Malviya National Institute of Technology, Jaipur
Punjab Engineering College, Chandigarh
Delhi College of Engineering (DCE), New Delhi
Indian School of Mines, Dhanbad, Jharkhand
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GATE Exam Details: 

Registration Date
Online
Mode of Examination
Computer Based Test
Language Mode
English
Duration of the Exam
3 Hours
Total Marks
100
Validity of Scores
3 Years

GATE 2023 Exam Dates:

Events
Dates
GATE 2023 Registration Begins

September 1, 2022 - September 30, 2022

Last Date to Apply (Without Late Fee)

To be announced

Last Date to Apply (with Late Fee)

To be announced

Last Date for Making Corrections
November 18th, 2021
 GATE 2023 Admit Card

January 10, 2023 - February 12, 2023

GATE 2023 Exam Date

February 4, 5, 11 and 12, 2023

GATE Result Announcement

March 13, 2023

GATE 2023 Registration: 

Candidates can register for GATE 2023 by using the below-mentioned steps: 

Step 1: Visit the GATE official website, which is GOAPS. 
Step 2: Candidates have to enter the following personal details:

  • First Name
  • Middle Name
  • Last Name
  • Name 

Step 3: Then, they have to submit the following details: 

  • Mobile Number
  • Email Address
  • Country of Residence
  • Password
  • Captcha

Step 4: Candidates have to submit the details to get themselves registered. 

How to fill up GATE 2023 Application Form? 

Step 1: Visit the official website of GATE. 
Step 2: Candidates have to login using their Enrollment ID and Password. 
Step 3: They have to submit the Personal Details, Correspondence Address Details, and Education Details. 
Step 4: Candidates have to enter the required documents. 
Step 5: They have to pay the required application fee and submit the application form. 

GATE 2023 Registration Fees:

Category
Application Fee
Male (General/ OBC/ Other)
Rs. 1500
SC, ST, PwD, and Women (all categories)
Rs. 750

Documents Required: 

Following are the scanned documents required for GATE 2023 Application Form: 

  • Photograph (Size: 3.5 cm X 4.5 cm; Dimension: 480 X 640 pixels; Format: JPEG)
  • Signature (Size: 2 cm X 7 cm; Dimension: 160 X 560 pixels; Format: JPEG)
  • Eligibility Document
  • Degree Certificate
  • Category Certificate, PwD Certificate, Dyslexic Certificate (If Required)

GATE Correction Window:

Candidates can make changes to the following fields during the GATE Application Form correction window: 

  • Communication Address
  • Graduation Details
  • Date of Birth
  • Gender
  • Category
  • PwD/ Dyslexia Status
  • Qualifying Exam status
  • Photograph 
  • Signature

Candidates can follow the below-mentioned steps to make the changes:

Step 1: Candidates have to visit GATE's official website. 
Step 2: They have to login using their credentials. 
Step 3: Click on the link to Edit GATE Application Form.
Step 4: Candidates can edit the application form and make the necessary changes. 
Step 5: After verifying the changes, they have to submit the application form and pay the required fee.
Step 6: They should download the corrected application form for future references. 

If the candidates want to change their examination centre, then they must pay an additional fee of Rs. 400 to make the necessary changes. 

GATE Entrance Exam Centres: 

Bangalore
Mumbai
Pune
Delhi
Kolkata
Bhubaneswar
Chennai
Kochi
Guwahati
Agra
Thiruvananthapuram
Amritsar
Jalandhar
Roorkee
Indore
Bhopal
Raipur
Ranchi

GATE 2023 Syllabus: 

Candidates take the GATE exam to pursue their postgraduate courses in their preferred field. They can be a part of a variety of fields. 

Following are the subjects include in the GATE syllabus that candidates need to prepare for the examination: 

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

XE Paper Codes:

The GATE syllabus of Engineering Sciences (XE) has multiple disciplines. Each one of those disciplines leads the candidates to completely different careers. 

Therefore, the authorities have decided to divide the paper of Engineering Sciences into different sections. 

The sections are:

  • Compulsory Section
  • Optional section 

Compulsory Section:

In the compulsory section, candidates are not given any choices. They have to compulsorily attempt the section. The subject that is tested in the compulsory section is Engineering Mathematics

XE Paper Section
XE Paper Codes
Engineering Mathematics
XE A

Optional Sections:

In the optional section of Engineering Sciences, candidates have the option to choose any two of the preferred subjects from the given ones. Each one of those subjects also has a paper code.  

Candidates can choose any two of the following optional sections:

XE Paper Section
XE Paper Codes
Fluid Mechanics
XE B
Materials Science
XE C
Solid Mechanics
XE D
Thermodynamics
XE E
Polymer Science and Engineering
XE F
Food Technology
XE G
tmospheric and Oceanic Sciences
XE H

XL Paper Codes:

GATE 2023 syllabus of Life Sciences (XL) has multiple subdisciplines. Each subdiscipline takes the students into different fields of life sciences. 

Similar to the paper of Engineering Sciences, the paper of Life Sciences has the following sections:

  • Compulsory Section
  • Optional Section

Compulsory Section:

The compulsory section of life sciences includes chemistry, which is the most important subject in the field of life sciences.   

XL Paper Section
XL Paper Codes
Chemistry
XL P

Optional Sections:

There are five subjects in total under the optional section of the life sciences. Each subject has a different paper code as well. 

The candidates can choose any two of the following optional sections:

XL Paper Section
XL Paper Codes
Biochemistry
XL Q
Botany
XL R
Microbiology
XL S
Zoology
XL T
Food Technology
XL U

XH Paper Codes:

The field of Humanities & Social Sciences is very vast and diverse. It consists of multiple disciplines. 

Therefore,  it is also divided into two sections, as follows:

  • Compulsory Section
  • Optional Section

Compulsory Section:

The compulsory section of Humanities & Social Sciences tests the candidate's knowledge of Reasoning and Comprehension.

XH Paper Section
XH Paper Codes
Reasoning and Comprehension
B1

Optional Sections:

There are six subjects in total under the optional section of Humanities & Social Sciences. 

However, unlike the XE and XL papers, the candidates can choose only one subject under this section.

The subjects included in this section are as follows:

XH Paper Section
XH Paper Codes
Economics
C1
English
C2
Linguistics
C3
Philosophy
C4
Psychology
C5
Sociology
C6

GATE Exam Pattern: 

Total Number of Subjects
27
Exam Duration 

180 minutes

Sections in the Question Paper
  1. General Aptitude
  2. Candidate's Selected Subject 
Types of Questions
  1. Multiple Choice Questions (MCQ)
  2. Multiple Select Questions (MSQ)
  3. Numerical Answer Type (NAT) Questions
Number of Questions
  1. General Aptitude- 10
  2. Selected Subject- 55
Total Marks
100
Distribution of Marks- AR, CY, EY, GG, MA, PH, XH, and XL
  1. General Aptitude- 15
  2. Selected Subject- 85
Distribution of Marks except in AR, CY, EY, GG, MA, PH, XH, and XL
  1. General Aptitude- 15
  2. Engineering Mathematics- 13
  3. Selected Subject- 72
Marking Scheme
Each question will carry either 1 or 2 marks
Negative Marking
  1. 1/3 negative marks for a wrong answer in 1 mark question
  2. 2/3 negative marks for a wrong answer in 2 marks question
  3. No negative marks are allotted for Numerical Type questions

GATE Preparation Tips: 

Candidates can prepare for the GATE exam by following the below-mentioned preparation tips: 
1) Don't Just Wish BUT Plan:

Candidates should prepare a full-proof plan to ace the GATE examination. The plan should be different for the GATE aptitude syllabus and the other subjects. 

The plan will help with the following: 

  • Enables students to keep track of their daily, weekly, and monthly progress.
  • Helps students to manage their time.
  • Helps students to be organized and focused 

Increases the confidence of the students as the slowly make progress and achieve their daily, weekly, and monthly goals 
2) Play on your Strength to win over your Weaknesses:

Candidates should learn and progress by identifying their strengths and weaknesses. Students must identify their own strong and weak points. Once they have identified it, they can create effective strategies to make use of their strengths and overcome their weaknesses.

It would help them in the following things: 

  • Help in creating a better preparation plan.
  • Make students create a better examination strategy
  • Help candidates to increase their scores
  • Students can create a better revision plan

3) New is GOLD: Use the Latest Study Materials for GATE Preparation:

Candidates should prepare with the updated preparation material to go about GATE exam preparation. They should acquire the newest syllabus and books. 

It would help them to learn additional topics and concepts that have been added in the syllabus with time. There are different books for the GATE aptitude syllabus and the other subjects in the market. 

4) Open the GATES to success with Notes, Revision, and Mocks: 

Candidates should acquire the habit of preparing notes, revising the notes, and taking regular mocks to prepare for the exam better. 

It would help them strategize better and prepare in a much better manner for the exam. Doing these 3 things will help them discover new concepts and techniques to go about the topics. 

5) Take Breaks and Maintain Good Health: 

Candidates should take regular breaks and maintain good health to adhere to the requirements of the exam. Aspirant's views about GATE exam is that of a rigorous entrance exam, hence its very important. 

They should eat and drink healthy, and also keep themselves calm during the exam preparation process. It will allow them to cope with the pressure better.  

GATE Exam Last Minute Tips:

  • Do not panic as it won't help you in any manner
  • Focus more on revision and do not study any new topics in the last few days
  • Make sure that everything is ready a day before the exam
  • Get enough sleep and follow a proper diet to be healthy
  • Be confident and maintain high spirits

GATE Admit Card:

Candidates can download the GATE admit card by following the below-mentioned steps: 

Step 1: Visit GATE's official website. 
Step 2: Candidates have to login using their enrollment number, password, and captcha. 
Step 3: They have to click on the link for the GATE Admit Card. 
Step 4: Candidates can download the GATE Admit Card in a PDF Format. 
Step 5: Save the GATE Admit Card and take a print out of it for taking it to the examination centre. 

GATE Answer Key:

Following are the steps to check the GATE answer key:

Step 1: Visit the official website of GATE. 
Step 2: Candidates have to login using their credentials. 
Step 3: Click on the link of the GATE Answer Key. 
Step 4: Check the answer key and click on the download. 
Step 5: Take a print out for future reference. 

GATE Results:

Candidates can check out the below-mentioned steps to view their results: 

Step 1: Visit the GOAPS website.
Step 2: Candidates have to click on the link for GATE results.
Step 3: They have to enter and submit the following information: 

  • Registered Email ID
  • Enrollment ID
  • Password
  • Date of Birth
  • Password
  • Captcha

Step 4: Candidates can view the results on their screen. 

GATE Scorecard:

After the results are announced, the individual GATE scorecards of the candidate will be released. Some of the important points about the scorecard are as follows:

  • Candidates can download their scorecard only through the official website of GATE. 
  • The candidates must download their scorecard before the deadline. If they fail to do so, then they have to pay Rs.500 to get a soft copy of their GATE scorecard.
  • The organizing committee does not distribute a hard copy of the scorecard. Candidates must download the and take a print out of the soft copy provided on the website.
  • The GATE scorecard is valid for 3 years.

GATE Cutoff:

The GATE exam has 2 different types of cut off marks. They are as follows:

  • Qualifying GATE cut offs
  • Admission GATE cut offs

Qualifying GATE Cutoff:

  • It is a minimum cutoff that a candidate must score to be eligible for admissions in IITs, NITs, GFTIs, and IIITs.
  • It does not necessarily guarantee admission for the candidate.
  • It is fixed before the announcement of results.
  • It is announced by the IIT and is available on the official website of GATE. 
  • The qualifying cutoffs include the qualifying marks for each paper.

Admission GATE Cutoff:

  • It is fixed after the declaration of results. 
  • It includes the final opening and closing ranks of the individual participating colleges. 
  • It also includes the opening and closing ranks at the individual institutes for particular courses. 
  • It does not necessarily guarantee admission into those colleges. 
  • It is decided by the individual institutes and is available on their counselling portals. 

The cutoff is decided by the authorities to shortlist candidates for the counselling process. The GATE cutoff depends on the following factors:

  • The total number of candidates who appeared for the examination.
  • The total number of available seats in the GATE participating colleges.
  • The difficulty level of the GATE question paper.
  • The category under which the candidates are seeking admission.

GATE Counselling:

Candidates looking forward to admission in IITs through GATE have to register themselves for the Common Offer Acceptance Portal. If they want to seek admission in other such colleges, such as: 

  • Indian Institute of Information Technology (IIITs)
  • Government Funded Technical Institutes (GFTIs)
  • National Institute of Technology (NITs)

Then, they must register for the Centralized Counselling for M.Tech (CCMT).

Following are the steps to register for the Centralized Counselling for M.Tech (CCMT):

Step 1: Candidates have to visit the official website of GATE. 
Step 2: Click on the link of GATE Counselling
Step 3: The candidates will be automatically redirected to the Centralized Counselling for M.Tech (CCMT) website
Step 4: Open the currents events section and click on the link of CCMT 2022: Online registration, Fee payment, and Choice filling
Step 5: Enter the Registration ID and Password to log in 
Step 6: Enter all the necessary details such as personal information, preferred institutions, and courses
Step 7: Pay the registration fee online through the options given on the website 

Highlights for GATE Entrance Exam Counselling:

  • It depends on the scores of the candidates
  • There is no common counselling process
  • Candidates need to verify the documents during the counselling process
  • Candidates have to register for the counselling of the colleges in which they want to apply and pay the application fee
  • The candidates must check their cutoff before registering for the Counselling

After the registration for the counselling is done, the authorities will allot seats based on the candidate's preferences and choices. 

When the allotment of the seats is done, the candidates have to report at the nodal centre for document verification.

Private institutions conduct their own counselling scores, based on the candidate's GATE scores. 

If the candidates want to appear for any of those, then they must register for their counselling process.

The candidates must carry the following documents to the nodal centre for document verification:

  • GATE Admit Card
  • GATE Scorecard
  • Provisional Seat allotment letter
  • Date of Birth Certificate
  • Photo ID Proof
  • Class 12th mark sheet
  • Coloured passport size photographs
  • Proof of seat acceptance fee
  • Qualifying examination mark sheets of all semesters
  • Provisional/ Degree Certificate
  • Category Certificate (if applicable)
  • Printout of the registration form and locked choices


FAQs

- The organising authorities did not set any limits on the number of attempts. Therefore, a candidate can appear for the exam as many times as he wants.

- There is no age limit set for candidates who want to appear for the exam

- No, a candidate cannot apply for the exam if he has a backlog.

- Candidates can view their application status anytime by logging into their GOAPS user account.

- No, physical calculators are not allowed in the examination hall. The candidates will be provided with a virtual scientific calculator to do their calculations.

- The GATE score is valid for 3 Years.

- Duration of the GATE exam is 3 hours.

- Counselling process for all IIT seats will be conducted by Common Offer Acceptance Portal (COAP) and the same for Indian Institute of Information Technology (IIITs), Government Funded Technical Institutes (GFTIs), and National Institute of Technology (NITs) will be conducted by Centralized Counselling for M.Tech (CCMT).

- Candidates have to clear 2 kinds of cut off, which are Qualifying Cut off and Admission Cut off.

- Each section has 10 General Aptitude questions in the GATE exam.
Eligibility Criteria

Candidates have to meet the following eligibility criteria for GATE: 

  • Candidates can belong to any nationality. 
  • Candidates must have done graduation in engineering or post-graduation in master's degree of the relevant subject. 
  • Candidates who are studying in the pre-final or final year of their course are also eligible to apply.
  • There is no exam age limit according to the GATE exam details.

The candidates who have completed/ are studying in the pre-final or final year of the following courses can apply:

  1. B.E/ B.Tech/ B.Pharm.
  2. B.Arch
  3. B.Sc (Research)/ B.S
  4. M.Sc/ MA/ MCA or equivalent
  5. Integrated ME/ M.Tech (Post B.Sc)
  6. Integrated ME/ M.Tech or Dual Degree (after Diploma or 10+2)
  7. Integrated M.Sc/ Int. B.S+M.S.
  8. Professional Society Examinations (equivalent to B.E/ B.Tech/ B.Arch)





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