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GATE 2022: Everything You Need to Know

  • BY Saurav Anand

  • Aug 10, 2021


GATE 2022 Overview - What is GATE exam?

The GATE 2022 notification has been released at gate.iitkgp.ac.in by the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Kharagpur. On February 5, 6, 12, and 13, the Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering (GATE) will be offered online by the exam conducting authority. The registration period for GATE 2022 begins on August 30.

In addition to the GATE 2022 papers on Naval Architecture & Marine Engineering and Geomatics Engineering, two new papers are being added for GATE 2022. GATE 2022 application forms will be available until September 24. Exam centers for GATE 2022 have been reduced by IIT Kharagpur in various zones. GATE eligibility is determined by the candidate's intention to take the M.Tech admission exam or another PG course or to apply to PSUs through GATE.



Name of the examination Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering
Popularly known as GATE
Conducting Institute IIT Kharagpur
GATE 2022 Website gate.iitkgp.ac.in
Administrator Jointly by IISc Bangalore and Seven IITs
Examining Objectives Qualifying Examination for -M.E./ M.Tech/ Ph.D admissions and PSU Recruitment
Application Mode Online
Examining methods Computer-Based Mode
Duration of the examination 180 Minutes (3 Hours)
Examination Frequency Annual
Number of cities offering exams 195 (excluding 6 international centers)
Total number of GATE papers 29 (Two new Subject papers added)
Each paper has a different number of questions 65
The total marks of the exam 100
GATE Scores and Grades Validity 3 Years
Participants in the test More than 8 Lakhs students


The tentative date for the GATE exam in 2022

Events (Tentative dates)
Registration for GATE 2022 begins August 30, 2021
Last date to register for GATE 2022 September 24, 2021
GATE application forms must be submitted (by registered candidates) by the deadline, with an additional late fee of Rs. 500. October 1, 2021
Display of defects in the application form October 26, 2021
Corrective action deadline for GATE 2022 applications November 1, 2021
GATE exam papers, categories, and cities can be changed through the last date listed November 12, 2021
Application correction 2 (name, DOB, contact, institution, or degree) To be announced
Mock test for GATE released To be announced
GATE 2022 admit card release date January 3, 2022
GATE Exam Date 2022 February 5, 6, 12 and 13, 2022 (Announced)
Release of GATE response sheets February 2022
Availability of GATE 2022 question paper February 2022
GATE answer key release date February 2022
Challenging of answer key March 2022
Release of Final Answer Key March 2022
GATE result 2022 declaration date March 17, 2022
Availability of scorecard March 21, 2022


GATE 2022 Eligibility Criteria | Guidelines

Candidates appearing for the GATE exam in 2022 must meet the eligibility criteria announced by IIT Kharagpur. To be eligible for admission through GATE 2022, candidates must comply with the below requirements.

  • GATE 2022 applicants must be citizens of India. GATE 2022 is also open to candidates from other countries who meet the eligibility criteria.
  • The GATE 2022 exam does not have an age limit.
  • Applicants must hold a Bachelor's degree in Engineering/ Technology (B.E./B.Tech) or a Master's degree in Science (M.Sc) in any relevant science subject or equivalent education.

Qualifying Examination for GATE 2022

Program/Degree Qualifying Degree Candidates eligible for consideration Year of completion expected
B.E. / B.Tech. / B.Pharm. Bachelor’s degree in Engineering / Technology (4 years after 10+2 or 3 years after B.Sc. / Diploma in Engineering / Technology)  Currently in the 3rd year or higher or already completed 2023
  B. Arch. Bachelor’s degree of Architecture (5- year course) / Naval Architecture (4- year course) / Planning (4- year course) Currently in the 3rd year or higher or already completed 2024 (for 5- year program), 2023 (for 4-year program)
  B.Sc.. (Research) / B.S. Bachelor’s degree in Science (Post- Diploma/4 years after 10+2) Currently in the 3rd year or higher or already completed 2023
Pharm. D. (after10+2) 6 years degree program, consisting of internship or residency training, during third year onwards Currently in the 3rd/4th/5th/6th year or already completed 2025
  M.B.B.S. Degree holders of M.B.B.S. and those who are in the 5th/6th/7th semester or higher semester of such program.   Currently in the first year or higher or already Completed 2023
  M. Sc./ M.A./ MCA or equivalent Master’s degree in any branch of Arts/Science/Mathematics/Statistics/ Computer Applications or equivalent  Currently in the first year or higher or already Completed 2023
  Int. M.E./ M.Tech. (Post-B.Sc.) Post-B.Sc Integrated Master’s degree programs in Engineering/ Technology (4-year program)  Currently in the 1st / 2nd/3rd/4th year or already completed 2025
 Int. M.E./ M.Tech. or Dual Degree (after Diploma or 10+2) Integrated Master’s degree program or Dual Degree program in Engineering/Technology (5-year program) Currently in the 3rd/4th/5th year or already completed 2024
 B.Sc. / B.A. / B.Com Bachelor degree in any branch of Science/Arts/Commerce (3 year program)  Currently in the 3rd year or already completed 2022
  Int. M.Sc. / Int. B.S. / M.S. Integrated M.Sc. or 5-year integrated B.S.- M.S. program  Currently in the 3rd year or higher or already completed 2023
 Professional Society Examinations (equivalent to B.E. / B.Tech. / B.Arch.) B.E./B.Tech./B.Arch. equivalent examinations of Professional Societies, recognized by MoE/UPSC/AICTE.(e.g. AMIE by Institution of Engineers- India, AMICE by the Institute of Civil Engineers-India and so on) Completed Section A or equivalent of such professional courses NA


GATE 2022 Registration

The GATE 2022 application form will be released by IIT Kharagpur on August 30. IIT Kharagpur will initiate the registration process for GATE 2022 and only in online mode. The GATE 2022 application form requires individuals to provide their personal, academic, and other details. Additionally, the applicant will have to upload a photograph, signature, and category certificate (if the applicant is in a reserved category).

GATE Application Fees

Category The due date for application fee payment must be met Application Fee During Extended Period
Male Category (General/OBC) and Others Rs. 1500 Rs. 2000
SC/ST/PwD and Women (All categories) Rs. 750 Rs. 1250


Candidate can check their application status after submitting the GATE form and paying the fee. Using the COAP portal will be required. Here are some examples of GATE application statuses:

  • Accepted
  • Currently under review
  • Accepted
  • Status of the defect
  • Post-rectification status
  • Reasonable rejection

Candidate shortcomings can be resolved through this facility in order to properly register for GATE 2022.

Application form corrections for GATE 2022

Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur is offering to correct GATE form 2022 for a limited period. GOAPS 2022's portal is the place to submit repair actions. The application forms can be corrected by candidates who have registered on the system. Candidates' names, DOBs, contact information, universities, and degrees may be changed. For information including the exam paper, the city, the gender, the category, and applicant information, no corrections will be allowed. Access the GATE 2022 application form by logging into your GOAPS account.

Details to be edited in GATE 2022 Application

  • Name of the candidate
  • Date of Birth
  • Name of Parent/Guardian
  • Country of Residence
  • Parent/Guardian’s Mobile Number
  • Correspondence Address
  • Qualifying Degree Details

Exam Pattern for GATE 2022

The GATE exam pattern for 2022 has been announced by IIT Kharagpur. This document outlines the format in which GATE 2022 will be conducted, the number of papers, and the number of questions. Below is a table with GATE exam pattern 2022 for candidates.

GATE Exam Pattern



Examination Mode

Computer Based Test (Online)


3 Hours

Number of Papers in GATE 2022

29 Papers


  • General Aptitude (GA)

  • Candidate Selected Subject

Type of Questions

  • Multiple Choice Questions (MCQs)

  • Multiple Select Questions (MSQs)

  • Numerical Answer Type (NAT) Questions

Design of Questions

The questions are designed to test the listed abilities

  • Application

  • Analysis

  • Comprehension

  • Recall

  • Synthesis

Number of Questions

65 Questions (including 10 questions from General Aptitude)

Distribution of Questions in all Papers except AR, CY, EY, GG, MA, PH, and XL

  • Engineering Mathematics - 13 Marks

  • Subject Questions - 72 Marks

  • General Aptitude - 15 Marks

Distribution of Questions in AR, CY, EY, GG, MA, PH, XH, and XL

Questions from Subject Concerned - 85 Marks

General Aptitude - 15 Marks

Total Marks

100 Marks

Marking Scheme

All of the questions will be worth 1 or 2 marks


GATE Syllabus 2022

GATE 2022 syllabus has been released online by IIT Kharagpur. In order to prepare for the exam, candidates will need to study GATE syllabus 2022 topics and subjects. Candidates will have to check the GATE 2022 syllabus according to their selected discipline since it is different for each paper. As they are compulsory for all GATE 2022 papers, candidates should prepare the General Aptitude section.

Test-taking strategies for the GATE in 2022

The official website of IIT Kharagpur will release the mock test for GATE 2022. Mock tests for the GATE exam will allow candidates to get familiar with the GATE exam pattern 2022. Candidates will be able to practice for the upcoming exam by participating in this simulation of the real exam.

There are separate mock tests released by the authorities for each paper they conduct. During the GATE 2022 mock test, questions will be of the objective type and last for 3 hours.

Questions for GATE 2022

As soon as the GATE 2022 exam is completed, the papers will be made available online on the official GATE website. However, various coaching institutes will release unofficial GATE question papers on the exam day itself. In order to understand the style of questions asked in GATE 2022, candidates should refer to the previous year's question papers.

Here are some tips on how to prepare for GATE 2022

This was the first time GATE had been provided as a nationwide engineering entrance test, and it was the first time PSUs took part in GATE's recruitment process for M.Tech students. Candidates must prepare themselves properly for GATE 2022 because the competition level is high.

Taking the following tips and strategies into consideration will boost a candidate's confidence and improve their performance in GATE 2022. FormsAdda has created a list of strategies the candidates can use to prepare for GATE. In the exam, the candidates will produce great results if they put sincerity into their studies.

How to Prepare for GATE 2022

Preparation for GATE 2022 can be aided by the following points

Start as soon as you can

Candidates who are wondering how to prepare for GATE need to take the first step as soon as possible. You can prepare for GATE 2022 early by checking the syllabus, planning your schedule, and taking things at your own pace. You can also benefit from beginning your preparation early by giving yourself a lot of time to study and just focus on revision during the last few months so that you'll be at your best during the examination. Thus, you should get started early and not put off things until tomorrow.

Exam Pattern and Syllabus

It is very important that you are fully prepared for what is about to happen. You should become familiar with the basic syllabus and exam pattern of GATE 2022 before you begin your preparation. GATE 2022 syllabus provides you with information about the topics and units that need to be studied so that you can prepare according to the exam pattern. As a result, the entire preparation period can be coordinated.

Which topic is more important?

Understanding the topic weightage of GATE 2022 follows knowing the syllabus. The syllabus often has some topics with more weightage in the questions, and these may help you score higher if you devote more time to them. The weighting for the topics and syllabus can be found in previous GATE question papers.

Choosing the topic that has the most weight will give you the upper hand during the exam if you give it more time. It is, however, important not to neglect other topics.

Plan your studies

After that, it would be a good idea to plan your GATE study schedule. The various topics and units should be divided according to your preferences in a custom study schedule made according to your aptitude. Having a study schedule will allow you to monitor your progress and plan your study sessions accordingly. Keeping focused on the preparation will reduce the chances of you getting distracted.

Track your progress by setting weekly and daily goals while preparing your study schedule. Ensure that subjects are divided up in such a way that it is not monotonous, and that those topics you dislike receiving more attention are given more time. The schedule should also include revisions and mock tests. Ensure that your study schedule does not overwhelm you and fits your standards.

Reference Materials to Choose

You might find the exam syllabus for GATE 2022 similar to the one in your undergraduate textbooks as you prepare for GATE 2022. It is recommended, however, that students also read additional reference books in addition to the textbooks. Referring to additional books will enable you to acquire a wider scope of knowledge, which will prove beneficial during an exam. In addition to watching online lectures and reading GATE toppers' interviews, you can also find the best books for GATE 2022 and learn more about their source of study.

Identify your strengths

During your preparation, you should identify what will be your strongest points and focus on them. If you feel confident about a topic, study it well so you have a higher chance of scoring well on it. The GATE 2022 will consist of two compulsory sections - Engineering Mathematics and Aptitude Test. Study these two topics more carefully so that you can score more marks. To prepare for these two sections, you can check out newspapers and past papers of competitive exams. You can also consult books by Kenneth Rosen, BS Garewal, and Erwin Kreyszig related to Engineering Mathematics.

Clarify Confusion by Consulting

It is a good idea to talk to your tutor if you get stuck at any point in your studies during your preparation. Having a healthy discussion with your peers and teachers will help you. In addition to providing you with information about your friends, this will also motivate you to study. Having a friend or teacher explain a concept to you is always beneficial. It will also be possible to learn many new things by joining various online groups dedicated to GATE preparation.

The importance of revision

GATE preparation includes revising. The topics and chapters should be reviewed sufficiently so that everything remains fresh in your memory. You should schedule some time for revision as it will help you better understand the topics and will help you to progress.

 By doing this, you'll be able to determine how much you have retained from the topics and chapters that you studied. Frequently revising is necessary.

Managing your time well

Because the test is only three hours long, candidates should be capable of managing their time effectively. A failure to manage the time well will result in a higher chance of not answering all questions by the end of the test. Learning time management is best achieved through solving the mock GATE 2022 test while keeping a strict schedule. By practicing inside the exam time limit, you'll be able to complete your exam efficiently. It is important to practice time management to ensure that this will not hinder your ability to score well on the exam.

Stay in good health both mentally and physically

While maintaining a healthy mental and physical state is just as important as focusing on your studies. No matter how hard you study, no matter how well you are feeling, you cannot do well in your exam if you are sick. Take breaks between study sessions to eat healthy foods, get enough sleep, and get enough sleep. When you're on break, you can always do something extracurricular to refresh yourself.

Frequently Asked Questions

1. Who will conduct Gate 2022?

IIT Kharagpur

IIT Kharagpur will conduct GATE 2022 on February 5, 6, 12 & 13, 2022. Geomatic Engineering and Naval Architecture & Marine Engineering are two new papers being featured in GATE 2022.

2. Is Gate 2 times a year?

Graduates of engineering are eligible for the GATE exam, while candidates with postgraduate degrees are eligible for the CSIR-NET(JRF) exam.  There are two NET exams each year, and one GATE exam each year.

3. Is GATE batch compulsory 2021?

All Engineering graduates will be required to take this course. A national level engineering entrance exam, the GATE (Graduate Aptitude Test Engineering) is administered every year. Every engineering graduate will be required to take the GATE exam.

4. Which branch of IIT is best?

Computer Science and Electrical Engineering are among the most popular branches of IIT Bombay. Engineering with MTech in a 5-year integrated course. Popular in the field of microelectronics. The department also offers good courses in Mechanical Engineering and Engineering Physics.

5. How much CGPA is required for GATE?

The minimum CGPA required for direct admission is 8.5, or 75% in the aggregate for general students, or 7.5, or 70% in the aggregate for SC/ST students, and for interview student admission the minimum CGPA is 6.75 on a 10 point scale or 60%.

6. Can I give GATE in 2 subjects?

There is no restriction on how many exams a candidate may take. There is a limited number of combinations on the approved list and the date and infrastructure must be available to candidates who choose TWO papers.

7. What are the Benefits of GATE exam passing?

Several government-sponsored fellowships, including those offered by DRDO, BARC, ISRO, etc., require GATE certification. Candidates who qualify for the GATE exam in addition to CSIR sponsored projects are eligible to apply for the Junior Research Fellowship.

8. What is a good score in GATE?

Students who wish to apply to top IITs must score below 200 on the GATE examination. IITs and IIITs are also open to students with a rank between 600-800. For admission into leading NITs, the students should score a GATE rank in the 350-800 range.

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