GATE 2022 – Form Correction, Exam Date, Admit Card, Syllabus, Books

GATE 2022 – The time window for modifications in GATE 2022 Application with an extra fee applicable is available from November 01 to 15, 2021. The last date for rectification of applications is extended up to November 18, 2021. This year, Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering will be held on 05, 06, 12 & 13 Feb 2022. The exam will be held in 2 shifts for 29 subject papers.

GATE is the national level engineering entrance exam for admission in Masters in engineering, science, technology, architecture, as well as Doctoral degree in relevant engineering, science, art, commerce programs. Also, recruitment in various PSUs (Public Sector Undertaking) jobs are on basis of it. It is a 3 hour computer-based test having 65 questions (MCQs, MSQs and NATs) for a total number of 100 marks. Get here complete details on GATE 2022 exam date, registration, syllabus, exam pattern, application form, preparation, and more.

GATE 2022

Latest – GATE 2022 Mock test as per papers of last year is available. Click here to access to Mock link.

Latest – IIT Kharagpur has extended the last date to do rectification in GATE 2022 applications till November 18, 2021. Click here to do rectification.

Latest – IIT Kharagpur has extended the last date to do modifications in GATE 2022 application with an extra fee till November 15, 2021. Click here to check the more details.

Latest – GATE 2022 exam cities Sonepat, Panipat and Idukki have been cancelled. Candidates should change the city choice without additional fees. Stay here for the latest updates

Latest – GATE 2022 important announcement regarding application form. Check more details below the image.

Latest – GATE 2022 exam dates out – 5, 6, 12 and 13 February 2022.

Latest – National Coordination Board (NCB)-GATE held a meeting on May 22, 2021 for official handover of duties from IIT Bombay who held GATE 2021, to IIT Kharagpur who will hold GATE 2022.

Latest – Two new papers are introduced in GATE 2022 exam – (1) naval architecture and marine engineering, and (2) geomatics engineering.

Latest News Stories on GATE 2022 Exam

15 November 2021 – GATE 2022 Correction Window Closes Today, Rectification of Defects Till 18 Nov – Know The Difference. Read More.

13 November 2021 – GATE 2022 Correction Date Extended by 2 Days to 15 Nov. Read More.

01 November 2021 – GATE 2022 Correction Window Opened at GOAPS, Check Date and How To Edit Application Form. Read More.

06 Oct 2021 – GATE 2022 Last Date to Apply Is Tomorrow; Gauging Chances of Further Extension. Read More

29 Sep 2021 – GATE 2022 Registration Deadline Extended Again, Extended Period Dates Changed Too. Read More.

02 Sep 2021: GATE 2022 Registration Started; Direct Link, Fees, Documents Required Here. Read More

29 July 2021: GATE 2022 Exam Dates Announced; IIT KGP To Hold Exam on 5, 6, 12, 13 February. Read More

24 July 2021: GATE 2022 Notification, Registration Soon – Why We Expect Announcement Tomorrow. Read More

28 May 2021: GATE 2022 Organizing Institute, New Chairman, Papers Announced; Notification Likely To Release in July. Read More.

28 May 2021: GATE Counselling COAP 2021 Round 1 Result announced, down – Accept & Freeze, Retain, Reject Options Explained. Read More.

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GATE 2022 Exam Overview

The exam can be understood by the summary table as given below:

Exam OverviewSpecifications
Name of the ExamGATE 2022
Full FormGraduate Aptitude Test in Engineering
Organising InstituteIIT Kharagpur
Level of ExamNational-Level
Exam FrequencyOnce in a Year
Minimum Eligibility3-year Graduation Degree in relevant discipline
Application ModeOnline Mode through GOAPS 2022
Application Fee1500/- Rs (750/- for reserved and female candidates)
Rs. 500/- additional for late application
Purpose of GATE 2022 examAdmission in M.Tech. / Ph.D. in Engg., Tech., Sci., Arch.; and PSU recruitment 2022 through GATE
Exam ModeCBT (Computer-Based Test)
No. of Questions65 Questions
Total Marks100 Marks
SyllabusGA (General Aptitude) + Subject (Chosen)
Age LimitNo Age Limit
Validity of GATE Scorecard3 years from the date of declaration of Result
Duration of Exam3 hours
Type of questionsMultiple-choice questions
Multiple-select questions and / or numerical answer type questions
No. of Subjects (Papers)29 subject papers

GATE 2022 Exam Date

IIT KGP has announced the exam date and rest of the schedule for the GATE exam 2022.

The important schedule is as follows.

Release of GATE 2022 registration, application form02 Sep 2021
Last date of regular period for online registration / application30 Sep 2021
Last date of extended period for online registration / application01 to 07 Oct 2021
Display of defective applications 26 Oct 2021
Last date for the rectification of applications18 Nov 2021
Modifications in GATE 2022 Application
with Extra fee
01 – 15 Nov 2021
Last date for GATE 2022 category / city / exam paper (Additional fee will be applicable)15 Nov 2021
GATE 2022 admit card release date03 Jan 2022
GATE 2022 Exam Date and Time5, 6, 12 & 13 Feb 2022
Release of candidates response sheet3rd week of Feb 2022
Issuance of official answer keyLast week of Feb 2022
Challenges by candidates on Answer Keys1st week of Mar 2022
Declaration of GATE result 202217 Mar 2022
Scorecard is available on GOAPS Portal for eligible candidates (free of cost)21 Mar – 31 May 2022
Scorecard after 31 May 2022 (Rs 500 will be applicable)31 May 2022 – 31 Dec 2022
No scorecard will be available from01 Jan 2023

GATE Exam Papers

There will be 29 papers in GATE 2022.

There will be two new papers – (1) naval architecture and marine engineering, and (2) geomatics engineering.

The offered disciplines (GATE 2022 papers and codes based on 2021 exam) and respective codes are given below including the features for some specific courses:

GATE 2022 Registration

The GATE exam 2022 registration has been started.

The application process will include registration, login, filling the application form, uploading the required images, payment of application fee and downloading the confirmation page.

  1. Candidates will have to register online at In order to register, one has to provide name, email ID, mobile number and a chosen password. The authority will allot an enrollment ID to the candidates by email or SMS.
  2. The enrolled ID and the chosen password will be considered as login credentials. Whenever the candidates need to access the login, they must enter these credentials in the prescribed fields of the login window.
  3. Applicants will have to fill the application form by providing the required details in the application form and uploading the scanned images of photograph, signature, category certificate and other specific details or documents.
  4. Then the candidates will be required to pay the application fee. The fee can be remitted through the electronic payment method by using the cards/net banking and wallets.
  5. In the end, candidates should download the confirmation page of the GATE 2022 application form.

The GATE application form 2022 will be scrutinized by the authority, if any defect is found, candidates will be intimated by their provided mail ID and contact number (through SMS). Candidates will be able to access the application form to correct and submit it again. The application status can be checked by the candidates after submitting the form.

Application Fee

Check the amount given below.

For exam centres in India Regular periodDuring the extended period (with late fee)
Female candidates / SC / ST / PwD (per paper)Rs 750Rs 1250
All other candidatesRs 1500Rs 2000

Foreign Nationals / NRIs (Per paper)

Exam centres (In India)Fee amount
During the regular periodRs 1500
During the extended periodRs 2000

GATE 2022 Eligibility Criteria

Candidates must check the eligibility criteria before applying for the GATE 2022 exam. The detailed eligibility criteria are given below:

Qualifying Exam:

  • The candidates who are pursuing the 3rd or higher year of a Undergraduate Degree programme are eligible to apply OR.
  • Those candidates who have completed any Government approved degree in Engineering/ Technology/ Architecture/ Science/ Commerce/ Arts are eligible to apply.

Age Criteria:

  • There is no provision of any upper or lower age limits to apply for GATE.

The summarized criteria can be referred from the table given below:

GATE 2022 Syllabus

The syllabus for GATE exam 2022 will different for each paper. Click here to check.

GATE 2022 Exam Pattern

Check the exam pattern for GATE 2022 given below.

  • Number of papers: The exam will be organized into 29 papers out of which candidates can choose one or two papers to appear for the test.
  • Question framed to test: Recall, comprehension, application, synthesis & analysis abilities
  • Duration: The exam will be held for a 3-hour duration.
  • Number of questions: There will be a total of 65 questions in each paper.
  • Maximum marks: The exam will carry a total of 100 marks.
  • Mode: Exam will be held in CBT (computer-based test) mode only.
  • Types of questions: The exam will consist of MCQ (Multiple Choice Questions), MSQ (Multiple Select Questions) and / or NAT (Numerical Answer Type) questions.
  • Marks: All questions will carry either 1 or 2 marks for the correct answer.
  • Marking Scheme: There is negative marking in only MCQs questions as for the 1-mark question, ⅓ mark will be deducted and for the 2-mark question, ⅔ mark will be deducted. There is no negative marking in MSQ and NAT questions.
Examination ModeComputer Based Test (Online)
Duration3 Hours
SectionGeneral Aptitude (GA) and Candidate Selected Subject
Type of QuestionsMultiple Choice Questions (MCQs),
Multiple Select Questions (MSQ),
Numerical Answer Type (NAT) Questions
Design of QuestionsApplication
Analysis and synthesis
Number of Questions10 (GA) + 55 (subject) = 65 Questions
Total Marks100 Marks
Marking SchemeAll correct answer will be awarded 1 or 2 marks,
⅓ or ⅔ marks will be deducted in MCQs.

GATE 2022 Admit Card

The GATE exam 2022 admit card can be downloaded before exam.

  • The GATE 2022 admit card release date will be a few days before the exam date.
  • Candidates will be available to download their admit cards from The printed copy of the admit cards will not be sent to the candidates.
  • In order to download the admit card, candidates have to login with their enrollment ID and password.
  • After downloading the admit card, candidates should take printout of the issued admit card and carry that to the exam hall along with the original photo ID which was specified during the application form filling process.

GATE 2022 Answer Key

The answer key of GATE exam 2022 can be checked after exam.

  • GATE 2022 answer key contains questions asked in exam, with the correct answers.
  • Just after the exam, unofficial, memory based questions with answers of GATE 2022 exam are made available. These are published by coaching centers. Candidates should refer to them only to get an idea of the answers.
  • After that, IIT KGP releases official answer key. First, provisional answer key is published with response sheet.
  • The answer key are released paper-wise and code-wise.
  • Candidates can submit challenges against the answer key during the period earmarked for it.
  • After reviewing the objections, authorities will release the final GATE answer key 2022, with results.
  • The question papers and answer key can be downloaded through the separate links but the responses can be checked through the candidate login.

GATE 2022 Result

The GATE 2022 result will be announced on 17th March 2022.

  • After the evaluation of the final answer key, the GATE 2022 result will be released. The result can be checked at
  • To check results, candidates have to login with their enrollment ID and password.
  • First, IIT KGP declares whether candidate has qualified or not. And then, the score card is issued.
  • GATE 2022 scores will be valid for 3 year from the date of the declaration of the result.

GATE 2022 Scorecard

  • Candidates will be able to download their GATE scorecard in the last week of March 2022.
  • Only those who qualify, get the score card.
  • The process of downloading score card is same as checking results.
  • Score card will contain scores obtained in exam.

Calculation of Normalized Marks for Multi-Session Papers:

Calculation of GATE papers for all scores:

FAQs on Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering 2022

Qs. What is GATE 2022 Exam?

Ans. GATE 2022 is a national level exam, held by the IITs and IISc, for the purpose of determining eligibility and ranking for ME/ M.Tech, PhD admissions. Several engineering colleges across the country accept GATE scores for PG admissions. In addition, PSUs also offer recruitment on the basis of the scores of this exam.

Qs. What is the exam date for Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering 2022?

GATE 2022 will be held on February 5, 6, 12 & 13, 2022. There will be 2 sessions on each day.

Qs. When will registration begin?

GATE 2022 registration has begun on September 02, 2021.

Qs. What is the full form of GATE?

Ans. GATE stands for Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering.

Qs. What is the purpose of GATE exam?

Ans. GATE score is required for seeking admission in Master/Doctor programmes in Engineering / Science / Arts / Technology / Architecture fields. Also, it is considered for PSU recruitment.

Qs. Who will conduct the GATE 2022 exam?

Ans. IIT Kharagpur will conduct GATE 2022. The GATE exam is conducted on the behalf of GATE NCB (National Coordination Board), Department of Higher Education, Ministry of Education, Government of India.

Qs. How many times will GATE be conducted in 2022?

Ans. Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering is conducted once a year.

Qs. In what mode will GATE be held?

Ans. The exam will be held as a CBT (Computer Based Test).

Qs. What is the eligibility for GATE?

Ans. Candidates must have passed or appeared in 3rd or higher year in Undergraduate degree programme.

Qs. For which subjects will the exam be held?

Ans. GATE 2022 will be held for 29 subject papers. Candidates can choose any two papers for the exam.

Qs. What is the exam pattern of Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering?

Ans. GATE will be a computer based test. There will be 65 questions of 100 marks. The question paper will comprise objective type questions including the Multiple Choice Questions (MCQs), Multiple Select Questions (MSQs) and Numerical Answer Type (NAT) questions. Questions will be asked from GA, and subject specific topics.

Qs. What is the upper age limit to appear in the GATE exam?

Ans. There is no age limit to appear for this test.

Qs. What is the GATE 2022 application fee?

Ans. The application fee is Rs. 1500/- (per paper) for all and Rs. 750/- for reserved and female candidates.

Qs. What is the validity of a GATE scorecard?

Ans. The GATE score card is valid for the 3 years.

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