GATE 2022 – Application Form (Released on 30 August), Exam Date (Out), 2 New Papers, Syllabus

GATE 2022 – The application form will be available from August 30, 2021. Last date to apply for GATE 2021 till September 24, 2021. IIT Kharagpur has announced GATE 2022 exam date. The exam will be held on February 5, 6, 12 and 13, 2022. Apart from this, 2 new papers for GE (Geomatics Engineering) and NM (Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering) have been added in GATE. Now, there are 29 subjects papers in total.

Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering 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. Get here complete details on GATE 2022 exam date, registration, syllabus, exam pattern, application form, preparation, and more.

GATE 2022

Latest – GATE 2022 Applicantion form will be available from August 30, 2021. Stay here for the latest updates.

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 will be introduced in GATE 2022 exam – (1) naval architecture and marine engineering, and (2) geomatics engineering.

Latest – It has been confirmed that IIT Kharagpur will hold GATE 2022!

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Upcoming events

  • GATE 2022 notification is likely to be released in July. It will contain exam date, eligibility, papers, changes, application date, official website, exam centers.
  • GATE 2022 exam date4, 5, 11, 12 and 13 February 2022.
  • Official website of GATE exam
  • GATE 2022 application date30 August 2021.
  • GATE syllabus 2022– No change is expected in syllabus this time. Check paper wise syllabus here.

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
No. of Subjects (Papers)27 Subjects (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 form30 Aug 2021
Last date of regular period for online registration / application24 Sep 2021
Last date of extended period for online registration / application01 Oct 2021
End of intimation to registered candidates after first round of scrutiny by zonal officeto be announced
GATE 2022 correction / edit window for category / city / exam paperto be announced
GATE 2022 correction / edit window for contact address, university / college name and/or degree nomenclature, name, date of birthto be announced
Last and Final Chance for City Correction in Application Form12 Nov 2021
GATE 2022 admit card release date03 Jan 2022
GATE 2022 Exam Date and Time4, 5, 11, 12 and 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 2021
Scorecard is available on GOAPS Portal for eligible candidates4th week of Marc to Last week of Jun 2022
GATE 2022 Scorecard is available (by paying  500) on GOAPS Portal for eligible candidates1st week of July 2022 to Last week of Dec 2022
Scorecard will not be available after1st week of 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 will be available in September.

GATE 2022 registration and application form will be released in online mode.

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 GOAPS (GATE Online Application Process System). 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

The application fee was as follows last year. This year’s fee amount will be available when the brochure is released.

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:

  • Candidates who have completed a government-approved graduation (Undergraduate Degree) programme are eligible to apply.
  • Also, candidates who are pursuing the 3rd or higher year of a government-approved graduation (Undergraduate Degree) programme are eligible to apply.
  • Candidates who should have passed or pursued the UG 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:

Note – The table below was for GATE 2021 exam. Therefore add +1 to the year of completion to know the expected year of completion for GATE 2022.

GATE 2022 Syllabus

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

Exam Pattern

  • Number of papers: The exam will be organized into 27 papers out of which candidates can choose one or two papers to appear for the test.
  • Language of question paper: The exam will be held in the English language only.
  • 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: Exams 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 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.
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 at GOAPS.
  • In order to login to the GOAPS, candidates have to login at GOAPS 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 is expected to be announced in 3rd week of March.

  • After the evaluation of the final answer key, the GATE 2022 result will be released. The result can be seen on the GOAPS portal.
  • To check results, candidates have to login to GOAPS 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 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. That is to login to the GOAPS.
  • Score card will contain scores obtained in exam.

Calculation of Normalized Marks for Multi-Session Papers:

Calculation of GATE Score for All Papers:

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?

Expected exam date for GATE 2022 to be Saturdays and Sundays of 1st, 2nd week of February, i.e. 4, 5, 11, 12 February 2022.

Qs. When will registration begin?

GATE 2022 notification is likely to be released in July. It will contain exam date, eligibility, papers, changes, application date, official website, exam centers. It is expected to start in September.

Qs. Will there be any changes in the exam this year?

No change is expected in syllabus this time, as the syllabus was revised last year only. Addition of new paper is possible, as each year new paper is added in the exam. Any changes will be announced with the details of GATE 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. When will the GATE application form be released?

Ans. The application will be released in the 2nd week of September 2021.

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, as per last year.

Qs. What is the validity of a GATE scorecard?

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

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