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GATE 2022

GATE 2022
(Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering)
Organising Institute for GATE 2022 is Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur

Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering (GATE) is a national examination on the comprehensive understanding of the candidates in various undergraduate subjects in Engineering / Technology / Architecture and post-graduate level subjects in Arts, Commerce and Science. GATE 2022 will be conducted for 29 subjects (also referred to as "papers") and it would be distributed over Saturday 5th, Sunday 6th, Saturday 12th and Sunday 13th of February 2022. The GATE examination is conducted in different cities across India. The examination would be purely a Computer Based Test (CBT).

    + Important Dates

    Online Application Process Opens ( Monday 30th August 2021
    Closing Date of REGULAR online registration / application process Friday 24th September 2021
    End of Extended period for online Registration / application (with late fee) Friday 1st October 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)
    Saturday 5th February 2022
    Sunday 6th February 2022
    Saturday 12th February 2022
    Sunday 13th February 2022
    Announcement of the Results in the Online Application Portal Thursday 17th March 2022
    Important Note: The health and safety of the candidates are of utmost priority. Due to current COVID-19 pandemic situation, dates mentioned here are subject to change. In rare cases, it may be necessary to postpone the GATE 2022 examination because of situations beyond the control of GATE committee. All updates will be available on the website.

    + Eligibility Criteria

    A candidate who is currently studying in the 3rd or higher years of any undergraduate degree program.

    A candidate who has already completed any government approved degree program in Engineering / Technology / Architecture / Science / Commerce / Arts is eligible for appearing in the GATE 2022 exam.

    However, the candidates who possess certification from any of the professional societies must ensure that those examinations conducted by the societies are approved by MoE/AICTE/UGC/UPSC as equivalent to B.E. / B.Tech. / B.Arch. / B.Planning, etc.

    Candidates who have obtained / are pursuing their qualifying degree from countries other than India: Must be currently in the 3rd or higher years or completed their Bachelor’s degree (duration: at least 3 years) in Engineering / Technology / Science / Arts / Commerce.
    Degree/Program Qualifying Degree/Examination Description of Eligible Candidates Expected Year of Completion
    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. (after 10+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 programme. 5th, 6th, 7th or higher semester 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 2024
    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

    + Papers & Syllabus

    GATE 2022 will be conducted for 29 papers. The table shows the list of papers with codes. Please click the link in Paper/Code to download the syllabus. A candidate is allowed to appear either in ONE or UP TO TWO papers of the GATE 2022 examination. However, a candidate is only allowed to select the second paper from the pre-defined Two Paper Combination list.

    Each GATE 2022 paper is for total 100 marks, General Aptitude (GA) is common for all papers (15 marks) and rest of the paper covers the respective syllabus (85 marks). Click here for detailed Pattern of the Question Papers.
    XE Paper Sections Code XH Paper Sections Code XL Paper Sections Code
    Engineering Mathematics (Compulsory)
    (15 marks)
    A Reasoning and Comprehension (Compulsory)
    (25 marks)
    B1 Chemistry (Compulsory)
    (25 marks)
    Any TWO optional Sections
    (2x35 = 70 marks)
    Any ONE optional Section
    (60 marks)
    Any TWO optional Sections
    (2x30 = 60 marks)
    Fluid Mechanics B Economics C1 Biochemistry Q
    Materials Science C English C2 Botany R
    Solid Mechanics D Linguistics C3 Microbiology S
    Thermodynamics E Philosophy C4 Zoology T
    Polymer Science and Engineering F Psychology C5 Food Technology U
    Food Technology G Sociology C6
    Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences H
    Multi-sessional papers: Candidate will be assigned to appear only in one of the sessions for the papers running in multiple sessions.

    Candidates must familiarize themselves with the paper code as it is required both during application and examination.

    A candidate appearing in ONE or TWO Papers should fill ONLY ONE application form. In case of Multiple applications, only one will be accepted and remaining applications will be rejected without any refund for the paid fee.

    + Examination Cities

    Zone No. Zonal GATE Office Tentative List of Examination Cities/Towns*
    Zone-1 IISc Bangalore
    Bengaluru - 560 012
    Ananthapuramu (AP), Angamaly (KL), Bagalkot (KA), Ballari (Bellary KA), Belagavi (Belgaum KA), Bengaluru North (KA), Bengaluru South (KA), Bidar (KA), Chikkamagaluru (KA), Davanagere (KA), Hassan (KA), Hubballi (Hubli KA), Hyderabad (TS), Kalaburagi (Gulbarga KA), Kannur (KL), Kasaragod (KL), Kolar (KA), Kozhikode (KL), Kurnool (AP), Malappuram (KL), Mangaluru (KA), Manipal (KA), Mysuru (Mysore KA), Palakkad (KL), Payyanur (KL), Port Blair (AN), Shivamogga (Shimoga KA), Thrissur (KL), Tumakuru (KA), Vatakara (KL) - (30 Cities).
    Zone-2 IIT Bombay,
    Powai, Mumbai - 400 076
    Ahmedabad (GJ), Ahmednagar (MH), Akola (MH), Amravati (MH), Anand (GJ), Aurangabad (MH), Baramati (MH), Bhavnagar (GJ), Bhuj (GJ), Dhule (MH), Gandhinagar (GJ), Goa (GA), Jalgaon (MH), Kolhapur (MH), Mehsana (GJ), Mumbai-Navi Mumbai-Thane (MH), Nagpur (MH), Nanded (MH), Nashik (MH), Pune (MH), Panvel-Raigad (MH), Rajkot (GJ), Ratnagiri (MH), Sangamner-Loni-Shirdi (MH), Sangli (MH), Satara (MH), Solapur (MH), Surat (GJ), Vadodara (GJ), Vasai-Palghar (MH) - (30 Cities).
    Zone-3 IIT Delhi,
    Hauz Khas, New Delhi - 110 016
    Ajmer (RJ), Alwar (RJ), Bikaner (RJ), Faridabad (HR), Greater NOIDA (UP), Gurugram (HR), Hisar (HR), Indore (MP), Jaipur (RJ), Jammu-Samba (JK), Jodhpur (RJ), Kota (RJ), Mathura (UP), New Delhi (DL), Sikar (RJ), Sonepat (HR), Srinagar (JK), Udaipur (RJ), Ujjain (MP) - (19 Cities).
    Zone-4 IIT Guwahati
    Guwahati - 781 039
    Agartala (TR), Aizawl (MZ), Asansol-Durgapur (WB), Bokaro Steel City (JH), Burdwan (WB), Dhanbad (JH), Dibrugarh (AS), Dimapur-Kohima (NL), Gangtok (SK), Guwahati (AS), Imphal (MN), Itanagar (AR), Jorhat (AS), Kalyani (WB), Muzaffarpur (BR), Patna (BR), Purnea (BR), Shillong (ML), Silchar (AS), Siliguri (WB), Tezpur (AS) - (21 Cities).
    Zone-5 IIT Kanpur
    Kanpur - 208 016
    Agra (UP), Aligarh (UP), Allahabad (UP), Bareilly (UP), Bhopal (MP), Gorakhpur (UP), Gwalior (MP), Jabalpur (MP), Jhansi (UP), Kanpur (UP), Lucknow (UP), Sagar (MP), Satna (MP), Varanasi (UP) - (14 Cities).
    Zone-6 IIT Kharagpur
    Kharagpur - 721 302
    Baharampur-Murshidabad (WB), Balasore (OD), Berhampur (OD), Bhilai (CH), Bhubaneswar (OD), Bilaspur (CH), Cuttack (OD), Dhenkanal (OD), Eluru (AP), Hazaribag (JH), Hooghly (WB), Jamshedpur (JH), Kakinada (AP), Kharagpur (WB), Kolkata (WB), Machilipatnam (AP), Raipur (CH), Rajamahendravaram (Rajahmundry AP), Ranchi (JH), Rourkela (OD), Sambalpur (OD), Srikakulam (AP), Tadepalligudem (AP), Vijayawada (AP), Visakhapatnam (AP), Vizianagaram (AP) - (26 Cities).
    Zone-7 IIT Madras
    Chennai - 600 036
    Alappuzha (KL), Aluva-Ernakulam (KL), Attingal (KL), Chengannur (KL), Chennai South (TN), Chennai West (TN), Chirala (AP), Chittoor (AP), Coimbatore (TN), Cuddalore (TN), Dindigul (TN), Gudur (AP), Guntur (AP), Idukki (KL), Kadapa (AP), Kanjirapally (KL), Kanyakumari-Nagercoil (TN), Karimnagar (TS), Khammam (TS), Kodad (TS), Kollam (KL), Kothamangalam (KL), Kottayam (KL), Madurai (TN), Muvattupuzha (KL), Namakkal (TN), Nellore (AP), Ongole (AP), Puducherry (PY), Salem (TN), Thanjavur (TN), Thiruvananthapuram (KL), Thoothukudi (TN), Tiruchirapalli (TN), Tirunelveli (TN), Tirupati (AP), Vellore (TN), Villupuram (TN), Virudhunagar (TN), Warangal (TS) - (40 Cities).
    Zone-8 IIT Roorkee
    Roorkee – 247 667
    Ambala (HR), Amritsar (PB), Bathinda (PB), Dehradun (UK), Ghaziabad (UP), Haldwani (UK), Hamirpur-Una (HP), Jalandhar (PB), Karnal (HR), Kurukshetra (HR), Ludhiana (PB), Meerut (UP), Mohali-Chandigarh (PB), Moradabad (UP), Muzaffarnagar (UP), NOIDA (UP), Panipat (HR), Pathankot (PB), Patiala-Sangrur (PB), Roorkee (UK), Shimla-Solan (HP), Yamunanagar (HR) - (22 Cities).
    This is a tentative list of examination cities, and any change will be updated on the website.

    Choice of Examination City:
    - A candidate can choose THREE cities from the list of examination cities given above.
    - All the three choices must be from the same GATE 2022 zone.
    - GATE 2022 reserves the right to add a new city or remove an existing one, and allot a city that may not be from any of the choices selected by the candidate.

    GATE 2022 will not be conducted in any International centres due to current COVID-19 pandemic.

    + Required Documents

    • Personal information (name, date of birth, personal mobile number, parents' name, parents' mobile number, etc.).

      Please note that the name of the candidate in the application form must exactly be the same as that in the valid photo ID, which the candidate MUST produce in original while appearing for GATE-2022 examination at the centre.
      GATE 2022 scorecard will be issued as per the name entered in the application form.
      Prefix/title such as Mr/Shri/Dr/Mrs/Smt/Prof/Capt, etc. MUST NOT be used before name.
    • Address for Communication (including PIN code).
    • Eligibility degree details.
    • College name and address with PIN code.
    • GATE paper(s) (subject).
    • THREE Choices of GATE examination cities.
    • High quality image of candidate's photograph conforming to the requirements specified.
    • Good quality image of candidate's signature conforming to the requirements specified.
    • Scanned copy of Category (SC/ST) certificate (if applicable) in pdf format.
    • Scanned copy of PwD Certificate (if applicable) in pdf format.
    • Scanned copy of Certificate of Dyslexia (if applicable) in pdf format.
    • Scanned copy of any one of the valid photo Identity Document: Aadhaar-UID (preferable), Passport, PAN Card, Voter ID and Driving License. The same ID, in original, MUST be carried to the examination hall.
    • Net-banking/debit card/credit card/UPI details for fee payment.

    + Application Fee

    The fee per subject paper is given below, for two papers the amount of fee is twice that for a single paper.
    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) Rs. 750/- Rs. 1250
    SC / ST / PwD* category candidates (per paper) Rs. 750/- Rs. 1250
    All other candidates (per paper) Rs. 1500 Rs. 2000
    *PwD means Persons with Disability.
Contact Hours:
Monday to Friday
10:00 A.M. to 01:00 P.M., 02:00 P.M. to 05:30 P.M.
(Government working days only)
Source :

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