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About GATE 2022

Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering aka GATE is conducted at the national level in India which importantly tests the comprehension (understanding) of various engineering and science undergraduate subjects.
This exam is regulated and conducted by IISc (Indian Institute of Science), Seven Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs) at IIT Roorkee, Delhi, Guwahati, Kanpur, Kharagpur, Madras, Bombay on behalf of National Coordination Board-GATE, Department of Higher Education, Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD), Government of India in eight zones across the country.
Started first in 1983, now GATE is internationally open to a few countries too.

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Recommended: Download Free GATE Sample Papers with solutions Click Here.

GATE Exam is a 100 marks paper which consist of 65 questions which must be solved within a time limit of 3 hours.


GATE 2022 Highlights

Full Exam Name Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering
Short Exam Name GATE
Conducting Body Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur
Frequency of Conduct Once a year
Exam Level National Level Exam
Languages English
Mode of Application Offline / Online
Application Fee (General) 1500 Rs [Online]
Mode of Exam Online
Mode of Counselling Online
Participating Colleges 1074
Exam Duration 3 Hours


Latest Update for GATE

Important dates

GATE 2022 Important Dates



Release of GATE notification

August 1, 2021

Start Date of GATE 2022 registration through GOAPS

September 2, 2021 (revised)

GATE 2022 application form last date

September 30, 2021

Last date for submission of application form (by
registered candidates) with additional late fee of Rs. 500

October 7, 2021

Display of Defective Applications to rectify October 26, 2021
Last date for rectification of Applications

November 1, 2021

Last Date for change of Category, Paper and
Examination City (an additional fee will be applicable)

November 12, 2021

GATE 2022 Admit card release date

January 3, 2022

GATE 2022 dates

February 5, 6, 12, and 13, 2022 (Announced)

Documents Required

How to Enroll ?

  • Register: Candidates have to register through GOAPS portal by entering their name, email ID and mobile number.
  • Fill Application Form: Login and enter all the necessary details like personal, details and selection of GATE paper and exam centres as per the preference is to be done.
  • Upload Scanned Images: The photograph, signature and category certificate (if applicable) is to be scanned and uploaded as per the specifications mentioned by the authorities.
  • Payment of Application Fees: To complete the application process of GATE exam, payment of the application fee as per the category one belongs to in online mode i.e., net banking/debit card/credit card was to be made.
  • Submit Application Form: After completing the above given steps, review and submit the application form.

Exam Paper Pattern

GATE 2022 Exam Pattern – Highlights



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

Negative Marking

Two types of MCQs:

  • MCQs – 1 mark for each correct answer; 1/3
    mark will be deducted for every wrong answer.

  • MCQs – 2 marks for each correct answer; 2/3
    mark will be deducted for every incorrect response. There are no negative marking
    for Numerical Answer Type (NAT) questions

  • NO negative marking for MSQ & NAT.


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