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GATE Exam Dates and Eligibility Criteria 2022

GATE Exam Dates and Eligibility Criteria 2022: (Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering) is a national examination conducted jointly by the IISc Bangalore and seven other IITs (Bombay, Delhi, Guwahati, Kanpur, Kharagpur, Madras, and Roorkee) on behalf of the National Coordination Board (NCB)

GATE 2022 examination will be conducted on 5th, 6th, 12th & 13th February 2022 by IIT Kharagpur

Qualifying in GATE is a mandatory requirement for seeking admission to Master’s programs and direct Doctoral programs in Engineering / Technology / Architecture.

GATE 2022 added the two new papers Geomatics Engineering (GE) and Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering (NM) will provide direct benefits to graduates.

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GATE Exam Dates & Important Dates 2022

ActivityDayDate
GATE 2022 Online Application Process OpensMonday2nd Sept 2021
Closing Date of Regular online registration/ application processFriday24th Sept 2021
Closing Date of Extended online registration/ application processFriday1st Oct 2021
Display of Defective Applications to rectifyTuesday26th Oct 2021
Last date for rectification of ApplicationsTuesday1st Nov 2021
Last Date for change of Category, Paper, and Examination City (an additional fee will be applicable)Friday17th Nov 2021
Admit Card will be available for downloadMonday3rd Jan 2022
GATE Exam Dates 2022
Forenoon: 9:00 AM to 12:00 Noon (Tentative)
Afternoon: 2:30 PM to 5:30 PM (Tentative)
Saturday
Sunday
Saturday
Sunday
5th Feb 2022
6th Feb 2022
12th Feb 2022
13th Feb 2022
Announcement of the Results in the Online Application PortalThursday17th March 2022

GATE 2022 Eligibility Criteria

  • A candidate who is currently studying in the 3rd or higher years of any undergraduate degree program.
  • A candidate who has already completed any government approved degree program in Engineering / Technology / Architecture / Science / Commerce / Arts is eligible for appearing in the GATE 2022 exam.
  • However, the candidates who possess certification from any of the professional societies must ensure that those examinations conducted by the societies are approved by MoE/AICTE/UGC/UPSC as equivalent to B.E. / B.Tech. / B.Arch. / B.Planning, etc.
  • Candidates who have obtained/are pursuing their qualifying degree from countries other than India: Must be currently in the 3rd or higher years or completed their Bachelor’s degree (duration: at least 3 years) in Engineering / Technology / Science / Arts / Commerce.
Degree/ProgramQualifying Degree/ExaminationDescription of Eligible CandidatesExpected Year of Completion
B.E. / B.Tech. / B. Pharm.Bachelor’s degree in Engineering / Technology (4 years after 10+2 or 3 years after B.Sc. / Diploma in Engineering / Technology)Currently in the 3rd year or higher or already completed2023
B. Arch.Bachelor’s degree of Architecture (5- year course) / Naval Architecture (4- year course) / Planning (4- year course)Currently in the 3rd year or higher or already completed2024 (for 5-year program), 2023 (for 4-year program)
B.Sc. (Research) / B.S.Bachelor’s degree in Science (Post-Diploma/4 years after 10+2)Currently in the 3rd year or higher or already completed2023
Pharm. D. (after 10+2)6 years degree program, consisting of internship or residency training, during third year onwardsCurrently in the 3rd/4th/5th/6th year or already completed2025
M.B.B.S./B.D.S.Degree holders of M.B.B.S./B.D.S. and those who are in the 5th/6th/7th semester or higher semester of such programme.5th, 6th, 7th or higher semester or already completed2023
M. Sc. / M.A. / MCA or equivalentMaster’s degree in any branch of Arts/Science/Mathematics/Statistics/ Computer Applications or equivalentCurrently in the first year or higher or already Completed2023
Int. M.E./ M.Tech. (Post-B.Sc.)Post-B.Sc Integrated Master’s degree programs in Engineering/ Technology (4-year program)Currently in any yearany year
Int. M.E./ M.Tech./M.Pharm or Dual Degree (after Diploma or 10+2)Integrated Master’s degree program or Dual Degree program in Engineering/Technology (5-year program)Currently in the 3rd /4th/5th year or already completed2024
B.Sc. / B.A. / B.Com.Bachelor degree in any branch of Science / Arts / Commerce (3-year program)Currently in the 3rd year or already completed2022
Int. M.Sc. / Int. B.S. / M.S.Integrated M.Sc. or 5-year integrated B.S.-M.S. programCurrently in the 3rd year or higher or already completed2023
Professional Society Examinations (equivalent to B.E. / B.Tech. / B.Arch.)B.E./B.Tech./B.Arch. equivalent examinations of Professional Societies, recognized by MoE/UPSC/AICTE (e.g. AMIE by Institution of Engineers-India, AMICE by the Institute of Civil Engineers-India and so on)Completed Section A or equivalent of such professional coursesNA

GATE 2022 Paper and its Code

GATE PaperCodeGATE PaperCode
Aerospace EngineeringAEInstrumentation EngineeringIN
Agricultural EngineeringAGMathematicsMA
Architecture and Planning (New Pattern)ARMechanical EngineeringME
Biomedical EngineeringBMMining EngineeringMN
BiotechnologyBTMetallurgical EngineeringMT
Civil EngineeringCENaval Architecture and Marine Engineering (New Paper)NM
Chemical EngineeringCHPetroleum EngineeringPE
Computer Science and Information TechnologyCSPhysicsPH
ChemistryCYProduction and Industrial EngineeringPI
Electronics and Communication EngineeringECStatisticsST
Electrical EngineeringEETextile Engineering and Fibre ScienceTF
Environmental Science & EngineeringESEngineering SciencesXE
Ecology and EvolutionEYHumanities & Social SciencesXH
Geomatics Engineering (New Paper)GELife SciencesXL
Geology and GeophysicsGG__

Each GATE 2022 paper is for a total of 100 marks, General Aptitude (GA) is common for all papers (15 marks) and the rest of the paper covers the respective syllabus (85 marks). Click here for a detailed Pattern of the Question Papers.

GATE 2022 Combination of Two Papers

Code of the First
(Primary) Paper
Codes of Papers Allowed as
The Second Paper
Code of the First
(Primary) Paper
Codes of Papers Allowed as
The Second Paper
AENM, XEINEC, EE, PH
AGES, GE, XE, XLMACS, GE, PH, ST
ARCEMEAE, CH, NM, PI, XE
BMBT, EC, IN, XLMNGE, GG, XE
BTBM, XLMTPH, XE
CEAE, AR, ES, GE, NMNMAE, CE, XE
CHPE, XEPECH, GG, XE
CSEC, GE, MA, STPHEC, GE, GG, IN, MA, MT, ST, XE
CYXLPIME, MT, XE
ECIN, PH, EE, CS, GESTMA, PH
EEEC, INTFXE
ESAG, CE, GEXEAE, AG, CH, ME, MN, MT, PE, PI, TF, NM
EYXLXHST
GECE, GG, ES, MNXLBM, BT, CY, EY
GGGE, MN, PE, PH**

GATE 2022 Pattern of Examination

ParticularsDetails
Examination ModeComputer Based Test (CBT)
Duration3 Hours
Number of Subjects (Papers)29
SectionsGeneral Aptitude (GA) + Candidate’s Selected Subject(s)
Type of Questions(a) Multiple Choice Questions (MCQ)
(b) Multiple Select Questions (MSQ) and/or Numerical Answer Type (NAT) Questions
Questions for testing these abilitiesRecall, Comprehension, Application, Analysis & Synthesis
Number of Questions10 (GA) + 55 (subject) = 65 Questions
Distribution of Marks in all Papers EXCEPT papers AR, CY, EY, GG, MA, PH, XH, and XLGeneral Aptitude: 15 Marks + Engineering Mathematics: 13 Marks + Subject Questions: 72 Marks = Total: 100 Marks
Distribution of Marks in papers AR, CY, EY, GG, MA, PH, XH and XLGeneral Aptitude: 15 Marks + Subject Questions: 85 Marks = Total: 100 Marks
Marking SchemeQuestions carry 1 mark and 2 marks
Negative MarkingFor a wrong answer chosen in an MCQ, there will be a negative marking.
For 1-mark MCQ, 1/3 mark will be deducted for a wrong answer.
For 2-mark MCQ, 2/3 mark will be deducted for a wrong answer.
NO negative marking for MSQ & NAT.
XE Paper SectionsCodeXH Paper SectionsCodeXL Paper SectionsCode
Engineering Mathematics (Compulsory) (15 marks)AReasoning and Comprehension (Compulsory) (25 marks)B1Chemistry (Compulsory) (25 marks)P
Any TWO optional Sections (2×35 = 70 marks)_Any ONE optional Section
(60 marks)
_Any TWO optional Sections
(2×30 = 60 marks)
_
Fluid MechanicsBEconomicsC1BiochemistryQ
Materials ScienceCEnglishC2BotanyR
Solid MechanicsDLinguisticsC3MicrobiologyS
ThermodynamicsEPhilosophyC4ZoologyT
Polymer Science and EngineeringFPsychologyC5Food TechnologyU
Food TechnologyGSociologyC6__
Atmospheric and Oceanic SciencesH____

GATE 2022 Marks Distribution

Paper CodeGeneral Aptitude (GA) MarksSubject MarksTotal MarksTotal Time (Minutes)
AE, AG, BM, BT, CE, CH, CS, CY, EC, EE, ES, EY, IN, MA, ME, MN, MT, NM, PE, PH, PI, TF, ST1585100180
AR [Part A + Part B (B1: Architecture or B2: Planning)]1560 + 25100180
GE [Part A + Part B (Section I or Section II)1555 + 30100180
GG [Part A + Part B (Section 1: Geology or Section 2: Geophysics)]1525 + 60100180
XE (Section A + Any TWO Sections)1515 + (2 x 35)100180
XH (Section B1 + Any ONE Section)1525 + 60100180
XL (Section P + Any TWO Sections)1525 + (2 x 30)100180

Each GATE 2022 paper is for a total of 100 marks, General Aptitude (GA) is common for all papers (15 marks) and the rest of the paper covers the respective syllabus (85 marks). Click here for a detailed Pattern of the Question Papers.

GATE 2022 Architecture and Planning (AR): New Pattern

  • Part A is compulsory for all the candidates.
  • Part B contains two optional sections: Part B1 (Architecture) and Part B2 (Planning).

Candidates have to choose any one of these during the examination.

GATE 2022 Paper contains the General Aptitude (GA) section (15 Marks) as it is applicable for all papers of GATE 2022.
GATE 2022 Paper consists of two parts covering the syllabus: Part A (60 marks) and Part B (25 marks).

GATE 2022 Exam Cities

ZonalTentative List of Examination Cities/Towns
Zonal 1: IISc Bangalore
(Bengaluru – 560 012)
Ananthapuramu (AP), Angamaly (KL), Bagalkot (KA), Ballari (Bellary KA), Belagavi (Belgaum KA), Bengaluru North (KA), Bengaluru South (KA), Bidar (KA), Chikkamagaluru (KA), Davanagere (KA), Hassan (KA), Hubballi (Hubli KA), Hyderabad (TS), Kalaburagi (Gulbarga KA), Kannur (KL), Kasaragod (KL), Kolar (KA), Kozhikode (KL), Kurnool (AP), Malappuram (KL), Mangaluru (KA), Manipal (KA), Mysuru (Mysore KA), Palakkad (KL), Payyanur (KL), Port Blair (AN), Shivamogga (Shimoga KA), Thrissur (KL), Tumakuru (KA), Vatakara (KL) – (30 Cities).
Zonal 2: IIT Bombay
(Mumbai – 400 076)
Ahmedabad (GJ), Ahmednagar (MH), Akola (MH), Amravati (MH), Anand (GJ), Aurangabad (MH), Baramati (MH), Bhavnagar (GJ), Bhuj (GJ), Dhule (MH), Gandhinagar (GJ), Goa (GA), Jalgaon (MH), Kolhapur (MH), Mehsana (GJ), Mumbai-Navi Mumbai-Thane (MH), Nagpur (MH), Nanded (MH), Nashik (MH), Pune (MH), Panvel-Raigad (MH), Rajkot (GJ), Ratnagiri (MH), Sangamner-Loni-Shirdi (MH), Sangli (MH), Satara (MH), Solapur (MH), Surat (GJ), Vadodara (GJ), Vasai-Palghar (MH) – (30 Cities).
Zonal 3: IIT Delhi
(New Delhi – 110 016)
Ajmer (RJ), Alwar (RJ), Bikaner (RJ), Faridabad (HR), Greater NOIDA (UP), Gurugram (HR), Hisar (HR), Indore (MP), Jaipur (RJ), Jammu-Samba (JK), Jodhpur (RJ), Kota (RJ), Mathura (UP), New Delhi (DL), Sikar (RJ), Sonepat (HR), Srinagar (JK), Udaipur (RJ), Ujjain (MP) – (19 Cities).
Zonal 4: IIT Guwahati
(Guwahati – 781 039)
Agartala (TR), Aizawl (MZ), Asansol-Durgapur (WB), Bokaro Steel City (JH), Burdwan (WB), Dhanbad (JH), Dibrugarh (AS), Dimapur-Kohima (NL), Gangtok (SK), Guwahati (AS), Imphal (MN), Itanagar (AR), Jorhat (AS), Kalyani (WB), Muzaffarpur (BR), Patna (BR), Purnea (BR), Shillong (ML), Silchar (AS), Siliguri (WB), Tezpur (AS) -(21 Cities).
Zonal 5: IIT Kanpur (Kanpur – 208 016)Agra (UP), Aligarh (UP), Allahabad (UP), Bareilly (UP), Bhopal (MP), Gorakhpur (UP), Gwalior (MP), Jabalpur (MP), Jhansi (UP), Kanpur (UP), Lucknow (UP), Varanasi (UP), Sagar (MP), Satna (MP) -(14 Cities).
Zonal 6: IIT Kharagpur
(Kharagpur – 721 302)
Baharampur-Murshidabad (WB), Balasore (OD), Berhampur (OD), Bhilai (CH), Bhubaneswar (OD), Bilaspur (CH), Cuttack (OD), Dhenkanal (OD), Eluru (AP), Hazaribag (JH), Hooghly (WB), Jamshedpur (JH), Kakinada (AP), Kharagpur (WB), Kolkata (WB), Machilipatnam (AP), Raipur (CH), Rajamahendravaram (Rajahmundry AP), Ranchi (JH), Rourkela (OD), Sambalpur (OD), Srikakulam (AP), Tadepalligudem (AP), Vijayawada (AP), Visakhapatnam (AP), Vizianagaram (AP) – (26 Cities).
Zonal 7: IIT Madras
(Chennai – 600 036)
Alappuzha (KL), Aluva-Ernakulam (KL), Attingal (KL), Chengannur (KL), Chennai South (TN), Chennai West (TN), Chirala (AP), Chittoor (AP), Coimbatore (TN), Cuddalore (TN), Dindigul (TN), Gudur (AP), Guntur (AP), Idukki (KL), Kadapa (AP), Kanjirapally (KL), Kanyakumari-Nagercoil (TN), Karimnagar (TS), Khammam (TS), Kodad (TS), Kollam (KL), Kothamangalam (KL), Kottayam (KL), Madurai (TN), Muvattupuzha (KL), Namakkal (TN), Nellore (AP), Ongole (AP), Puducherry (PY), Salem (TN), Thanjavur (TN), Thiruvananthapuram (KL), Thoothukudi (TN), Tiruchirapalli (TN), Tirunelveli (TN), Tirupati (AP), Vellore (TN), Villupuram (TN), Virudhunagar (TN), Warangal (TS) – (40 Cities).
Zonal 8: IIT Roorkee
(Roorkee – 247 667)
Ambala (HR), Amritsar (PB), Bathinda (PB), Dehradun (UK), Ghaziabad (UP), Haldwani (UK), Hamirpur-Una (HP), Jalandhar (PB), Karnal (HR), Kurukshetra (HR), Ludhiana (PB), Meerut (UP), Mohali-Chandigarh (PB), Moradabad (UP), Muzaffarnagar (UP), NOIDA (UP), Panipat (HR), Pathankot (PB), Patiala-Sangrur (PB), Roorkee (UK), Shimla-Solan (HP), Yamunanagar (HR) – (21 Cities).

This is a tentative list of examination cities, and any change will be updated on the website.

Choice of Examination City:
A candidate can choose THREE cities from the list of examination cities given above. All three choices must be from the same GATE 2022 zone. GATE 2022 reserves the right to add a new city or remove an existing one and allot a city that may not be from any of the choices selected by the candidate.

GATE 2022 will not be conducted in any International centers due to the current COVID-19 pandemic.

Changes in GATE 2022 give various options in the selection of subjects with two new subjects are introduced this year changes that benefit most of the students and moreover, 3rd-year students can also apply for GATE 2022. As GATE score is valid for 3 Years from the date of the result announcement.

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1 Comment

  1. Simran

    Hello , I am a B.Sc. third year student in Biotechnology, Biochemistry and genetics. Will I be eligible to give GATE exam ?

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