GATE 2022: Application Form (Till 30 Sep), Eligibility, Exam Pattern, Syllabus

GATE 2022: Application Form (Till 30 Sep), Eligibility, Exam Pattern, Syllabus

GATE 2022 (Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering) is a national level entrance examination organized for offering admission to M.Tech/ Ph.D. and other Government Scholarships/Assistantships in the domain of engineering and technology. It is administered jointly by the Indian Institute of Science (IISc), Bangalore and seven Zonal IITs i.e. IITs at Delhi, Bombay, Guwahati, Kharagpur, Kanpur, Madras, and Roorkee. Every year, GATE  exam is organized for 24 subjects. Through GATE 2022 Scores, the qualified candidates will get admission to various Post-Graduate programs in the top institutes of India such as IIT, IISER, IIS etc. Apart from PG admissions, the GATE score will also be used by many Public Sector Undertakings (PSUs) to shortlist the candidates for employment. Candidates who want to appear in GATE exam 2022 must submit the duly filled application form on or before the due date.

The last date to apply for GATE 2022 has been extended till 30th September 2021

GATE 2022 application deadline has been extended till 28th September 2021 at no additional cost. Check details

GATE 2022 application form has been released on 2nd September 2021 .

GATE 2022 is scheduled to be held on 5th, 6th, 12th and 13th February 2022.

GATE 2022 Important dates

The important dates against important events are updated now. 

EventsImportant dates
Opening date for application process2nd September 2021
Closing date for application process24th September 2021 28th September 2021 30th September 2021
Date of registration with late fee1st October 2021
Closing date to place a request to change the examination cityNovember 2021
Availability of admit cardsJanuary 2022
Examination date for GATE 20225th, 6th, 12th and 13th February 2022
Release of answer keyAfter few weeks of the exam
Declaration of resultMarch 2022
Date of releasing scoreMarch 2022

Eligibility criteria for GATE Exam 2022

The examination authority has decided the eligibility criteria for GATE exam. The applicants are advised to go through it, before applying for the examination. The eligibility criteria for GATE 2022 is as follows-

  • For Architecture, the applicants should have 5 years degree in architecture. The applicants appearing in final year are also eligible to apply for GATE 2022.
  • For B.Sc/ B.Sc Research, the applicants should have 4 years Bachelor’s degree in Science (Post-Diploma/4 years after 10+2). The applicants appearing in final year are also eligible to apply for GATE 2022.
  • For B.E/ B.Tech/ B.Pharma, the applicants should have completed 4 years B.Tech program in any stream or 3 years B.Tech lateral entry (after completing B.Sc/ Diploma in technology/ engineering). The applicants appearing in final year can also attempt for GATE 2022.
  • For M.Sc/ MCA/ M.A or equivalent, the applicants should have completed Masters’ degree in statistics/ Computer Applications Science/ Mathematics or equivalent. The applicants appearing in final year can also apply for GATE 2022.
  • For integrated M.E/ M.Tech or Dual degree (after diploma & 10+2), the applicants who are currently in the 2nd/3rd/4th year or have completed 5 years Integrated Master’s degree or Dual program in Engineering/Technology are eligible to apply.
  • For Integrated M.E./M.Tech (Post-B.Sc), the candidate should have done 4-year duration Post-B.Sc Integrated Master’s degree programs in Engineering/Technology. Candidates appearing in the 2nd/3rd/4th year of qualifying examination can also apply.
  • For Integrated M.Sc/ B.S-M.S, the applicants should have completed 5 years integrated B.S/ M.S program. The applicants appearing in final year are also eligible to apply for GATE exam 2022.
  • For Professional Society examinations equivalent to B.E/ B.Arch/ B.Tech, the applicants must have completed section A or equivalent programs recognized by UPSC/MHRD/AICTE.

GATE Application form 2022: How to apply?

The application process will start from 1st September till 21st October. The application forms have to be submitted through online mode. To start with the application process, you have to make use of online facility using GOAPS. First of all, you need to register as “New User”. Once the successful registration has been done, you will get access to GOAPS. Now, you need to login to GOAPS enrollment using User Name & Password.

You will have to enter all the required personal as well as educational details in the GATE details as required on the application form. You also have to upload the scanned images of your photograph, signature and thumb impression. It is advised to cross-check the filled details before you submit the application form. GATE 2022 will be held for 24 disciplines. Candidates are supposed to appear in a paper concerned to the discipline of their qualifying degree. However, they are allowed to choose any one of the GATE PAPER as per their choice. Note that, candidates are permitted to appear in only one of the 24 papers of the GATE. In case of multiple applications from an individual, only the single application will be considered and the remaining will be rejected without any refund of fee.

GATE 2022 Papers and Corresponding Codes

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

GATE 2022 Application fee

The application fee can be paid either through online (via debit/credit card or net banking) or offline (via challan) mode. The application fee for different categories is as follows-

  • The application fee for General/OBC category is Rs. 1500/-.
  • The application fee for reserved categories & female applicants is Rs. 750/-.

Applications correction

The applicants can make changes in few details entered in the application forms such as DOB, Category etc. For this, you have to send an Email with a subject “Correction in date (Enrollment Number)” along with documents proof to change the data. The changes can be done for the following details-

  • Applicant’s name
  • Applicants category
  • Date of Birth (DOB)
  • Parent/Guardian name
  • Have you graduated in the above degree?
  • Year of qualifying degree.

GATE information brochure: Check

GATE Examination pattern 2022

The examination pattern gives you all the important details about the examination & the pattern of the question paper as well. The examination scheme will have the details such as duration of the examination, total marks & the total number of questions, negative marking for incorrect answers etc. The examination pattern for GATE 2022 is as follows-

  • There are total 24 papers in GATE 2022 but an applicant can appear only for one paper out of 24 papers.
  • The examination will be held in online mode.
  • The duration of the examination will be 3 hours.
  • There will be total 65 questions of MCQ type and total marks will be 100 in GATE 2022.
  • The General Aptitude section will be common in all 24 papers.
  • There is a new section (H) named Atmospheric & Oceanic Sciences has been added in paper with XE from the year 2018.
  • There will be a penalty of 1/3 marks for the questions carrying 1 mark, whereas for the questions carrying 2 marks there will be a penalty of 2/3 marks. However, there is no penalty for various Numerical Answer Type Questions.

GATE 2022 syllabus

The detailed syllabus for all the papers can be obtained from the official website. In the official website the detailed syllabus for all the papers (AE/ AG/ AR/ BT/ CE/ CH/ CS/ CY/ EC/ EE/ EY/ XE/ CG/ IN/ MA/ ME/ MN/ MT/ PE/ PH/ PI/ TF & XL) will be available in PDF format.

GATE Admit Card 2022

The admit cards can be obtained from the GOAPS website. The admit cards will not be sent through Email or by post. The admit cards will be available from January 2022. The applicants need to bring their admit cards along with photo ID proof at the examination centre, without admit cards an applicant will not be allowed to write the examination.

Answer Key

The answer key will be released within few weeks after completion of GATE 2022. It will be released at the official website by the examination authority. The authority will release separate answer key for each discipline. The applicants can download the answer keys from the website to compare their answers.

GATE 2022 Result

The examination result will be declared on the official website as well. The result will be declared most probably in the month of March 2022. The GATE score card 2022 will be issued to the applicants who will score the cut off marks decided by the examination authority.

CUT offs

The cut off marks of GATE 2022 will decide the applicants’ eligibility to get admission in IITs & IISc. The applicants have to score the cut off marks to qualify the examination. The cut off marks will vary from stream to stream.

GATE Counselling 2022

There will be no common counseling scheduled by IIT to provide admission in PG courses. The applicants have to apply separately for IITs admissions when the notification releases. Whereas, NIT will organize the Centralized counseling for M.Tech/ M.Arch/ M.Plan admissions. The counseling will be completely based on GATE 2019 performance. It is a common counseling scheduled by NIT every year.

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