GATE 2022

The Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering (GATE) is an entrance examination and scholarship test held by the seven Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs) and Indian Institute of Science (IISc) Bangalore. The Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD) creates procedures for postgraduate admissions. GATE 2018 is being organized by the IIT Madras. Around 9+ lakh candidates are estimated to appear for the entrance exam this year.

The GATE 2022 examination will identify candidates for admission to postgraduate programs in engineering (Masters degree program, both Master of Technology (M.Tech) and Master of Engineering (M.E.), technology, architecture, science and related disciplines at the national level. On the basis of GATE scores, candidates may take admission into postgraduate engineering and sciences programs. The score may also be valid for admission to doctoral degree programs. Some public sector undertakings (PSUs) accept GATE scores for screening potential salaried employees for jobs. GATE does not provide information on employment, check other reliable sources for employment information.

Non-GATE qualified candidates may apply for doctoral degree programs with the necessary postgraduate qualifications in engineering sciences. The MHRD offers scholarships and assistantships to GATE-qualified candidates. Many institutes and universities request the GATE score for admission to fellowship and research programs.

The GATE 2022 score is valid for 3 years from the day the results are announced.

GATE Exam Papers

This year 23 papers will be conducted. All the 23 papers will be conducted through an online Computer Based Test (CBT).

GATE PaperExam Code
Aerospace EngineeringAE
Agricultural EngineeringAG
Architecture and PlanningAR
Civil EngineeringCE
Chemical EngineeringCH
Computer Science and Information TechnologyCS
Electronics and Communication EngineeringEC
Electrical EngineeringEE
Ecology and EvolutionEY
Geology and GeophysicsGG
Instrumentation EngineeringIN
Mechanical EngineeringME
Mining EngineeringMN
Metallurgical EngineeringMT
Petroleum EngineeringPE
Production and Industrial EngineeringPI
Textile Engineering and Fiber ScienceTF
Engineering SciencesXE
Life SciencesXL

Applicants may appear for no more than one GATE 2022 paper. Visit the GATE 2022 exam pattern page to get details about the GATE test format.

(Also read: How to perform your best in GATE 2022)

GATE 2022: Important Dates

Online Application Last Date30 September 2021
Admit Card Availability7 January , 2022
GATE 2022 Online Exam
5-6 and 12-13 February, 2022
GATE 2022 Result Date (6.00 pm)17 March 2022

Visit the GATE 2022 exam dates page for complete details as well as exam schedule.

GATE 2022: Eligibility Criteria

If you fulfill one of the following you may be eligible to appear for GATE 2022:

  • Bachelor's degree holder or fourth-year student in engineering, technology, pharmacy or architecture (four years after 10+2)
  • Master's degree holder or final-year student in any branch of science, statistics, mathematics, computer applications or equivalent
  • Candidate in the second or higher year of the four-year integrated master's degree programme (Post Bachelor of Science) in engineering/technology
  • Student in the fourth or fifth year of five-year integrated master's degree programme and dual degree programme in engineering/technology
  • Degree holder or final-year student in integrated Master of Science (M.Sc.) or five-year integrated B.S./M.S.
  • Holder of qualifications obtained through examinations conducted by professional societies recognized by Union Public Service Commission (UPSC), All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE), Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD) or other relevant society as equivalent to the B.E. or B.Tech. Also eligible are those who have completed section A or equivalent of such professional courses.

Candidates who are in the final year of the qualifying examination and those who have completed the qualifying degree can apply.

*Candidates appearing for GATE 2022 from Bangladesh, Ethiopia, Nepal, Singapore, Sri Lanka and UAE should either have completed their Bachelors degree or be in their final year of Engineering/Technology. They could also hold a postgraduate degree (M.Sc.) in Science.

GATE 2022: Admit Card

Admit cards can only be downloaded from the GOAPS website and zonal GATE websites To be notified onwards. Admit cards are no longer available by post. Bring your printed admit card with you to the test with valid photo identification.

One of the following is accepted as identification:

  • Driving license
  • Passport
  • PAN Card
  • Employee identification card
  • Voter ID
  • College ID
  • Notarized affidavit with photo, signature, date of birth and residential address
  • Aadhaar UID

Your photo identification must be original, photocopies/ scanned copies/ expired copies are not accepted. You are not permitted to take the test without appropriate photo identification. When you fill out the online application, details of the ID you will bring must be included.

GATE Online Application Process

The application for the test must be made through an online system, GATE Online Application Processing System (GOAPS), available through each zonal office. You will need to upload your signature and a good quality photograph to the system.

Uploading of certificates etc. will also be done online. Applicants need not send hard copies of any documents to the IITs zonal GATE office.

Application Fee

Women CandidatesRs. 750
SC/ST/PWD CandidatesRs. 750
All Other CandidatesRs. 1500
International Candidates GATE 2018USD 50

Get detailed instructions for applying on the GATE Application Process page.

GATE 2022: Exam Pattern

The online examination paper will contain some questions for which numerical answers need to be entered by the candidate using the virtual keypad. The remaining questions will be Multiple Choice Questions (MCQs).

Question types

  • Multiple choice questions (MCQ)
  • Numerical answer questions

Visit the GATE 2022 exam pattern page to get details about the GATE test format.

Marking Scheme

Click to know more about GATE 2022 marking scheme.

Exam Centres

GATE 2022 will be administered in major Indian cities associated with IITs and IISc Zones. Find an exam centre near you.


The GATE syllabus in sciences and engineering is included below. For the detailed syllabus of a particular GATE subject, click on the subject name of your choice.

  1. GATE Syllabus General Aptitude
  2. GATE Syllabus Aerospace Engineering
  3. GATE Syllabus Agricultural Engineering
  4. GATE Syllabus Architecture & Planning
  5. GATE Syllabus Biotechnology
  6. GATE Syllabus Civil Engg
  7. GATE Syllabus Computer Sc. & IT
  8. GATE Syllabus Chemistry
  9. GATE Syllabus Elex & Comm Engineering
  10. GATE Syllabus Elec Engg
  11. GATE Syllabus Geology & Geophysics
  12. GATE Syllabus Instrumentation Engineering
  13. GATE Syllabus Mathematics
  14. GATE Syllabus Mechanical Engineering
  15. GATE Syllabus Mining Engineering
  16. GATE Syllabus Metallurgical Engineering
  17. GATE Syllabus Physics
  18. GATE Syllabus P & I
  19. GATE Syllabus Tex. Engineering & Fib. Sc.
  20. GATE Syllabus Engineering Mathematics*
  21. GATE Syllabus Fluid Mechanics*
  22. GATE Syllabus Materials Sc.*
  23. GATE Syllabus Solid Mechanics*
  24. GATE Syllabus Thermodynamics*
  25. GATE Syllabus Polymer Sc & Engineering*
  26. GATE Syllabus Food Tech*
  27. GATE Syllabus Biochemistry**
  28. GATE Syllabus Botany**
  29. GATE Syllabus Microbiology**
  30. GATE Syllabus Zoology**
  31. GATE Syllabus Food Technology**

* GATE 2018 Paper XE, ** GATE 2018 Paper XL

GATE 2022 Score

GATE is held throughout the following eight zones constituting IITs and IISc Bangalore. The GATE score is valid for a duration of three years. Scores will be available on the GATE website.

  1. Indian Institute of Science-IISc Bangalore
  2. Indian Institute of Technology-IIT, Bombay
  3. Indian Institute of Technology-IIT, Delhi
  4. Indian Institute of Technology-IIT, Guwahati
  5. Indian Institute of Technology-IIT, Kanpur
  6. Indian Institute of Technology-IIT, Kharagpur
  7. Indian Institute of Technology-IIT, Madras
  8. Indian Institute of Technology-IIT, Roorkee

GATE 2022: Results

GATE 2022 results will be announced on March 17, 2022(tentative).

GATE Contact Information

ZoneContact AddressPhone NumberEmail Address

Chairman (GATE)

Indian Institute of Science

Bengaluru - 560012


[email protected]

Chairman (GATE)

Indian Institute of Technology

Bombay, Powai,

Mumbai - 400076



[email protected]

Chairman (GATE)

Indian Institute of Technology

Delhi, Hauz Khas,

New Delhi - 110016



[email protected]

Chairman (GATE)

Indian Institute of Technology

Guwahati - 781039

0361-2582751[email protected]

Chairman (GATE)

Indian Institute of Technology

Kanpur - 208016

0512-2597412[email protected]

Chairman (GATE)

Indian Institute of Technology

Kharagpur - 721302

03222-282091[email protected]

Chairman (GATE)

Indian Institute of Technology


Chennai - 600036

044-22578200[email protected]

Chairman (GATE)*

Indian Institute of Technology

Roorkee - 247667

01332-284531[email protected]

*GATE 2022 international candidates can contact Indian Institute of Technology, Madras for updates and more information.

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