GATE 2022 Answer Key – Download Here for All Subjects

GATE 2022 Answer Key – IIT Kharagpur will release the GATE 2022 answer key as the preliminary answer key within one week after the exams. Candidates can check the answer keys along with the question papers for all the GATE 2022 papers online at the official website of the conducting authority. Also, on the day of the exam, memory-based answer keys shall be also uploaded.

Also, the candidate’s response sheet will be uploaded on the GOAPS official site. Where candidates will be able to get that by providing the login details. By the use of the answer key, response sheet, and marking scheme, candidates can calculate their expected raw score in the GATE examination. Get here complete details about the GATE 2022 answer key including the releasing date, way to check / download, response sheet, calculation of marks, result, and more.

GATE 2022 Answer Key

The varsity will release the paper-wise and code-wise GATE 2022 answer keys for all papers. The answer key releases in the form of pdf files.

Paper NameQuestion paperAnswer key
AE: Aerospace EngineeringTBATBA
AG: Agricultural EngineeringTBATBA
AR: Architecture and PlanningTBATBA
BM: Biomedical EngineeringTBATBA
BT: BiotechnologyTBATBA
CE: Civil EngineeringTBATBA
CH: Chemical EngineeringTBATBA
CS: Computer Science and Information TechnologyTBATBA
CY: ChemistryTBATBA
EC: Electronics and Communication EngineeringTBATBA
EE: Electrical EngineeringTBATBA
ES: Environmental Science and EngineeringTBATBA
EY: Ecology and EvolutionTBATBA
GG: GeophysicsTBATBA
IN: Instrumentation EngineeringTBATBA
MA: MathematicsTBATBA
ME: Mechanical EngineeringTBATBA
MN: Mining EngineeringTBATBA
MT: Metallurgical EngineeringTBATBA
PE: Petroleum EngineeringTBATBA
PI: Production and Industrial EngineeringTBATBA
ST: StatisticsTBATBA
TF: Textile Engineering and Fibre ScienceTBATBA
XE-A: Engineering MathematicsTBATBA
XE-B: Fluid MechanicsTBATBA
XE-C: Materials ScienceTBATBA
XE-D: Solid MechanicsTBATBA
XE-E: ThermodynamicsTBATBA
XE-F: Polymer Science and EngineeringTBATBA
XE-G: Food TechnologyTBATBA
XE-H: Atmospheric and Oceanic SciencesTBATBA
XH-C1: Humanities & Social Sciences – EconomicsTBATBA
XH-C2: Humanities & Social Sciences – EnglishTBATBA
XH-C3: Humanities & Social Sciences – LinguisticsTBATBA
XH-C4: Humanities & Social Sciences – PhilosophyTBATBA
XH-C5: Humanities & Social Sciences – PsychologyTBATBA
XH-C6: Humanities & Social Sciences – SociologyTBATBA
XL-P: ChemistryTBATBA
XL-Q: BiochemistryTBATBA
XL-S: MicrobiologyTBATBA
XL-U: Food TechnologyTBATBA

GATE 2022 Answer Key Release Dates

GATE 2022 expected dates are given below in the table:

GATE 2022 EventsDates (Tentative)
GATE 2022 Examination
Forenoon:  9:30 AM to 12:30 PM
Afternoon: 3:00 PM to 6:00 PM
1st to 2nd week of February 2022
Candidates Responses are available on GOAPS Portal3rd week of February 2022
Uploading of Answer Keys with Question PaperLast week of February 2022
Challenges by candidates on Answer Keys1st week of March 2022

How to Calculate the Answer Key Marks by Using Marking Scheme

Follow the below-given steps to calculate the expected raw score in the GATE exam:

  • Open the GATE 2022 answer key and response sheet in two separate tabs on your computer system.
  • Match the solution key and the response one by one from the 1st question.
  • Mark each correct answer and each incorrect answer on a paper.
  • Add the marks for all correct answers and the same for the incorrect answers as per the marking scheme.
  • Now calculate the GATE raw marks by applying the following formula:

GATE 2022 Raw Marks = Total Marks for Correct Answers – Total Marks for Incorrect Answers

This process is only for calculating the raw marks out of 100.

GATE 2021 Marking Scheme

The marking scheme of GATE 2021 for all the subject papers is as follows:

  • The following marking is applicable for all the subject paper.
  • *In MSQ more than 1 answer option can be correct. However, shall only be allocated if all correct answers are selected. There is no partial marking.
Question TypeMarks Per Qs.Negative Marking
MCQ – Type 11 marks1/3 marks
MCQ – Type 22 marks2/3 marks
MSQ – Type 11 marks*none
MSQ – Type 22 marks*none
NAT – Type 11 marksnone
NAT – Type 22 marksnone

GATE 2021 marks distribution: All the papers of GATE are of 100 marks. The distribution of marks in the exam is as follows:

GATE PaperGA MarksSubject Paper QsEngg Maths QsMarks
T and BM
15 marks72 marks13 marks100 marks
GG (Part A + B)1525 + 60100
XE (Sect A + Any 2)1515+ (2 x 35)100
XH (Sect B1 + Any 1)1525 + (1 x 60)100
XL (Sect P + Any 2)1525 + (2 x 30)100

How to Download GATE 2022 Answer Key?

Here are the steps to download the GATE 2022 answer key:

Step-1: Visit the official website of the conducting IIT.

Step-2: Navigate the button for the GATE 2022 official answer keys.

Step-3: The new page will open on your screen containing the table for the answer keys. The table will contain the question paper and answer key links against the paper name.

Step-4: Find your paper name in the list and open the answer key link.

How to Challenge the GATE Preliminary Answer Key

If candidates have any doubt about the answer key, they can challenge it. After the “challenge/contest” round of the previously announced answer keys, subject experts from various IITs-IISc will release the reassessed final answer keys.

The way to make the challenge of the answer key is given below:

Step-1: Open the GOAPS portal on your screen (as shown above in the how to download section).

Step-2: Login with your enrollment ID and password as used at the time of filling the GATE 2022 application form.

Step-3: Now tick on the check box and click on the “Contest Answer Key” button.

Step-4: Now enter the section and question number, justification for a contest (max. 500 characters) and supportive document.

Step-5: Pay the processing fee of Rs 500 for each question.

Step-6: Now click on the “View Contested Questions” and then press on the “Submit” button.

GATE Final Answer Key

 The answer key of GATE by IIT Bombay is the official answer key. It is only released on the official website, IIT releases it as a pdf. In it, answers to all the questions asked in the exam is mentioned. IIT first releases provisional GATE answer key. It is the initial answer key and candidates can challenge it. As per the valid challenges, changes are made in the answer key and this is the final answer key. The result of GATE is prepared on the basis of final answer key.

GATE 2022 Response Sheet

GATE response sheets us uploaded on the GOAPS (GATE Online Application Processing System) portal. To get the response sheet, one needs to access the login by providing the Enrollment ID / Email Address followed by the GOAPS Password in the prescribed fields.

The response sheet is the online answer sheet in which you coded your responses against the questions in the exam and submitted them at the end of the exam. Candidates cannot change or modify the response sheet.

GATE 2022 Result & Scorecard

The GATE 2022 result can be downloaded from the GOAPS portal by entering the enrollment ID and password in the specific fields of the candidate login window.

The GATE 2022 result contains the GATE raw marks obtained by the candidates out of 100, qualifying marks, rank, and personal details. Within one week after the release of the result, the GATE 2022 scorecard is issued on the official website through the GOAPS portal.

GATE 2022 Answer Key FAQs

Ques: What is the GATE exam answer key?

Ans: GATE Answer key is the solution key of the questions in the GATE paper.

Ques: When will the GATE 2022 answer key be available?

Ans: The GATE answer key will be available in the last week of February 2022.

Ques: What is meant by the unofficial answer key of the GATE exam?

Ans: The unofficial answer key is the expected solution key suggested by the various coaching institutions.

Ques: Who makes the unofficial answer keys?

Ans: Coaching & tutorial institutions like GATE Forum and MadeEasy release the unofficial answer keys.

Ques: Will the official answer key of GATE 2022 be released?

Ans: Yes, the official answer key is released.

Ques: How to check the official answer key?

Ans: Just visit the official site and find the link for the answer key. Open the answer keys on your system.

Ques: Can we submit objections/challenges against the official answer key?

Ans: Yes you can submit the objections against the answer key.

Ques: How to submit challenges against GATE 2022 answer key?

Ans: Access the login page and click on the contest answer key and follow the instructions.

Ques: What is the fee for submitting challenges?

Ans: The fee is Rs. 500/- for each challenge, as per last year.

Ques: Will the fee be refunded?

Ans: Yes the fee will be refunded if the challenge is accepted.

Ques: When will the final answer key be released?

Ans: The final answer key will be released in the 3rd week of March 2022.

Ques: What is the marking scheme to calculate marks using the answer key?

Ans: The marking scheme is as follows:
2 marks question: – 2 / 3 for 2 marks question
 1 mark question: – 1 / 3 for 1 marks question
No negative marking in the numerical type questions.

Ques: Is there any qualifying mark in this exam?

Ans: The qualifying cutoff marks is released along with the result.

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