GATE Civil Engineering 2023: Registration, Notification, Exam Date

GATE Civil Engineering 2023: Registration, Notification, Exam Date

ByMohit Uniyal  |  Updated on: Aug 30, 2022
GATE CE 2023 registration process has been started by IIT Kanpur. Get the direct link to apply online for the GATE CE 2023. Check the schedule for GATE Civil exam along with the latest updates and news.
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GATE Civil Engineering examination 2023 registration process is live now. Candidates can now access the apply online link. The exam will be conducted by IIT Kanpur. Authorities have released the general exam dates for conducting the GATE exam. The GATE CE exam will be conducted on one of the following dates: 4, 5, 11, and 12 February 2023. The conducting authority has released the official notification on its website. Candidates are advised to check the GATE Civil Engineering exam details before applying for the examination.

The GATE Civil Engineering examination is a National level examination for graduates in Engineering/ Technology. Candidates can check the GATE CE exam notification, selection process, eligibility criteria, exam pattern, and other information in the below sections. 

Important Dates
Exam Date  -Feb 12, 2023

GATE Civil Engineering Exam 2023 Notification

Candidates can now register for the GATE Civil Engineering 2023 exam. Candidates can check out the apply online details here:

GATE Civil Engineering Appy Online

In this section, we have provided all the latest information and the GATE Civil Engineering exam 2023 notification for candidates to check. IIT Kanpur has provided the official notification brochure and exam schedule for all aspiring candidates. The upcoming GATE CE exam will be conducted in two shifts.

GATE 2023 Notification PDF

GATE Civil Engineering Exam 2023 Important Dates

The GATE CE examination 2023 will be conducted on 4, 5, 11, and 12 February 2023. Candidates can check out the important dates regarding the GATE Civil Engineering exam listed in the table below.

EventsImportant Dates

GATE 2023 Registration Start Date (without late fee)

30 August 2022

GATE Registration Last Date (without late fee)

30 September 2022

Closing Date of Extended GATE Application Process

7 October 2022 

Modifications in GATE 2023 Application

4 to 11 November 2022

GATE 2023 Admit Card Release Date

3 January 2023

GATE 2023 Exam Date

4, 5, 11, and 12 February 2023

Candidate's response available in the Application portal

15 February 2023

Answer Key

21 February 2023 


16 March 2023 

Availability of Score Card 

21 March 2023

What is GATE Civil Engineering Exam?

GATE Civil Engineering exam is a National level entrance exam conducted for the candidates with Civil Engineering as their major for post-graduate admissions in IITs, NITs, or foreign universities or to get jobs in PSUs. Each year after the commencement of the exam, a scorecard is released along with the result which remains valid for a maximum of three years for post-graduate admission and 1 to 2 years for PSUs' recruitment. 

GATE Civil Engineering exam is conducted once every year. Civil Engineering is a branch of GATE which leads to a professional engineering discipline that will deal with the design, construction, and maintenance of the physical and naturally built environment. It is considered to be the second-oldest engineering discipline after military engineering.

GATE Civil Engineering Registration

The GATE Civil Engineering online application form filling process is live now. Candidates will be able to register along without late fees till 30 September 2022. Check out some important details regarding the GATE Civil Engineering registration process.

How to Apply Online for GATE Civil Engineering Exam?

Below stated are all the steps on how to apply online for the GATE CE exam:

  • Visit the GATE Online Application Processing System online, also known as GOAPS. 
  • The first step is registration.
  • Register for the GATE Civil Engineering exam using your full name, a valid e-mail address, mobile number, and a password of your choice.
  • Login to GOAPS using the enrollment ID provided and the chosen password.
  • Fill out the application form with all the required details.
  • Upload the scanned documents, photograph, and signature as per the specifications.

Documents to Upload for GATE Civil Engineering Exam

Here is the list of the documents required for the submission to complete the application form for the GATE Civil Engineering exam:





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GATE CE Application Fees

The GATE CE application fee details as per various categories and times of payment are mentioned below. The GATE CE application fee is accepted only in online mode.

Candidate Category

GATE CE Application fee

Application fee with late fine

Female candidates (per paper)

₹ 850

₹ 1,350

SC/ST/PwD category candidates (per paper)

₹ 850

₹ 1,350

All other candidates (per paper)

₹ 1,700

₹ 2,200

GATE CE Application Fee for Foreign Candidates

The application fee for the foreign candidates is given below. 

Examination Centres

Application fee 

Application Fee with late fine

Centres in India

₹ 1700

₹ 2200

Addis Ababa, Colombo, Dhaka, and Kathmandu (per paper)

US$ 100

US$ 150

Dubai and Singapore (per paper)

US$ 200

US$ 250

GATE Civil Engineering Selection Process

The GATE Civil Engineering selection process consists of an online computer-based examination. Candidates who appear for the examination after a successful attempt will receive a GATE score as their result. The GATE CE score remains valid for three years from the date of the announcement of results. Afterward, students have to go through the CCMT (Centralised counseling for M.Tech/ M.Plan) process for admissions. The weightage for admissions is provided below.

  • GATE CE score: 70% weightage
  • Test/ Interview and/ or academic record: 30% weightage

GATE Civil Engineering Admit Card

Admit card for GATE Civil Engineering 2023 exam will be downloaded from the official website or the GOAPS portal before the commencement of the exam. The release date of the admit card is 3 January 2023. The GATE CE admit card will carry the candidate’s information, exam date, exam center address, and shift timings on it. After successfully applying for the exam, candidates can download the hall ticket from the official website.

How to Download GATE CE Admit Card?

Candidates who applied for the exam will be able to download the GATE Civil Engineering admit card using the following steps:

  • Visit the official website of IIT Kanpur or the GOAPS portal.
  • Click on the 'GATE 2023 admit card' link.
  • Enter your login credentials.
  • Admit card is displayed on the screen. 

GATE Civil Engineering Eligibility Criteria

The GATE CE eligibility criteria is released by the officials along with the official brochure for the candidates. It is advised for the candidates to check the eligibility criteria before filling out the exam application form. The important criteria for exam eligibility are mentioned below.

GATE Civil Engineering Educational Qualification

Candidates pursuing the third or higher year of any UG degree are eligible to appear for the GATE CE 2023 examination, i.e. the eligibility criteria will be in the 10+2+3 pattern. Also, applicants who have completed any degree course in Technology/ Engineering/ Science/ Architecture/ Commerce/ Arts are eligible to apply.

GATE Civil Engineering Nationality

There is no limitation on the nationality for the GATE CE 2023 examination. Candidates of any nationality can attempt the exam and choose their centres accordingly. Moreover, candidates who are living in Nepal, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, Singapore, Ethiopia, and United Arab Emirates (UAE) can also appear for the examination. Such candidates must have completed or must be in their final year or the pre-final year of their Bachelor’s degree in Engineering and Technology or equivalent.

GATE CE Age Limit

There is no upper age limit to appear for the GATE CE 2023 examination. Candidates can attempt the examination at any age. There is no maximum or minimum age limit to appear for the examination.

GATE Civil Engineering Exam Pattern

GATE CE exam pattern 2023 is released along with the detailed brochure. The GATE exam consists of three kinds of questions, Multiple Choice Questions (MCQ), Multiple Select Questions (MSQ), and Numerical Answer Type (NAT) Questions. The exam pattern for GATE Civil Engineering is: 

  • The GATE Exam will be 180 minutes long and consist of negative marking only for MCQ based questions.
  • There are no negative markings for Numerical Answer Type (NAT) questions.
  • For MCQ-type questions, 1/3rd marks are deducted for 1 mark questions and 2/3rd marks deducted for 2 mark questions.

GATE Civil Engineering Exam Sections

Number of questions

Total Marks

General Aptitude (GA)



Candidate’s Selected Subject - Civil Engineering






The GATE selection process involves the GATE 2022 score as well as an interview.

GATE Civil Engineering Syllabus 2023

GATE Civil Engineering syllabus carried the topics listed by IIT Kanpur on their official brochure for the 2023 exam. Apart from General Aptitude, there are a total of 8 distinct sections in the GATE CE syllabus 2023. Check out the complete list of the sections covered in the syllabus:

How to Prepare for GATE Civil Engineering 2023?

Candidates who will be taking the GATE Civil Engineering exam have enough time to prepare for their exam. Hence, such candidates should utilize this time wisely to get a good rank in the exam. In order to get a good AIR in the GATE CE 2023 exam, you need to have proper and good guidance from exam experts. This can be achieved through a good study plan, regular mock tests, a well-curated booklist, & regular revision. Check the GATE study material for Civil Engineering here. Check the important topics to prepare for the GATE Civil Engineering 2023 exam. Also, utilize the below-mentioned preparation resources.

GATE Civil Engineering Study Plan

BYJU'S Exam Prep has launched a new initiative the GATE Civil Champion Study Plan, which will help you to figure out how you should prepare for the GATE CE exam 2023. Follow the plan for daily topic-wise questions, study notes, and more. Also, you can analyze your performance and can discuss your queries with our experts on BYJU'S Exam Prep.

GATE Civil Engineering Test Series

We have launched the online test series for the GATE CE exam to help you analyze your performance and score better in the exam. Attempt the GATE CE test series in a regular fashion to get the best results. The GATE CE mock test is also accompanied by a detailed solution for better understanding.

GATE CE Online Coaching 2023

Prepare with India's top teachers for GATE CE exam preparation and gain excellent conceptual clarity of the complete syllabus. Enroll in GATE CE Online coaching 2023 for proper guidance and regular doubt resolution. It will help you reach your target score with ease.

GATE CE Previous Year Cut-off

GATE CE Previous year's cut-off is given below here. The cut-off is the minimum mark that you need to get to secure a rank and get a scorecard. Every year cut-off marks are announced separately by each participating Institute. You can check the last year's GATE CE cut-off for previous years as given below. It is determined separately as per the category of the candidate, and the engineering discipline of the candidate as well. 

GATE CE 2022 Cutoff

The GATE CE 2022 cut-off was released after the result declaration. Candidates can check the cutoff marks of the various categories for the GATE Civil Engineering branch provided in the table below.









GATE CE 2021 Cutoff

The GATE CE 2021 cut-off was released by IIT Bombay. In the table given below, we have provided the cutoff marks of the various categories for the GATE Civil Engineering branch.









Aspirants can go through the GATE Previous year cut-off marks for an estimate of marks that they need to score for the upcoming GATE CE exam 2023. 

GATE CE Previous Year Question Papers

In the table provided below, we have provided the question paper for the years 2022 and 2021 for candidates to download. To make your GATE CE exam preparation swift, and in order to stay ahead in the competition, we would suggest you solve the GATE CE previous year's question papers. Solving the GATE CE previous year papers will help you to know your weakness so that you can work on them. The GATE CE question papers for the years 2022 and 2021 have been provided below.


GATE Civil Engineering Question Paper 



GATE CE [Shift 1]

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GATE CE [Shift 2]

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GATE CE [Shift 1]

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GATE CE [Shift 2]

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GATE Civil Engineering Books

GATE Civil Engineering exam is a highly competitive exam and candidates appearing for the same require utmost care while choosing the apt study material. Aspirants can find here the list of best reference books for the GATE CE Exam to reach the goal effectively:

GATE Civil Engineering Books


Book Name

Strength of Materials

Strength of Materials (Edition 2) by U.C Jindal

Structural Analysis

Basic Structural Analysis (Edition 3) by C.S.Reddy

R.C.C. Design

R.C.C. Designs (Reinforced Concrete Structures) (Edition 3) by B.C.Punmia, Ashok Kumar Jain, Arun Jain

Design Of Steel Structures

Design Of Steel Structures (Edition 3) by S.K Duggal

Soil Mechanics & Foundation Engineering

Basics and Applied Soil mechanics (Edition 2) by Gopal Ranjan, A.S.R.Rao

Fluid Mechanics & Fluid Machines

Hydraulics and Fluid Mechanics (Edition 14) by Dr. P.N.Modi, Dr. S.M Seth

Highway Engineering

Highway Engineering by S.K.Khanna, C.E.G.Justo


Surveying (vol. 1,2,3) by B.C.Punia, Askok jain, Arun Jain

Engineering Hydrology

Engineering Hydrology (Edition 4) by K Subramanya

Irrigation Engineering

Irrigation Engineering and Hydraulic Structures (Edition 1)- S.K Garg

Engineering Mathematics

Higher Engineering Mathematics - Edition 43 by B.S. Grewal


A Modern Approach to Verbal & Non-Verbal Reasoning by R.S. Aggarwal

GATE Civil Engineering Result 2023

The GATE CE result 2023 will be released on 16 March 2023 on the official website. IIT Kanpur will announce the results. The official notification of the GATE exam for CE 2023 will contain information regarding the release date of the GATE CE result. The direct link to check the GATE CE final result will be updated here. The GATE CE scorecards of the qualified candidates can be downloaded free of cost after the announcement of the result. 


  • The application date or starting date of the application filing process for the GATE Civil Engineering exam 2023 is 30 August 2022. If a candidate applies after the last date(30 September 2022) for the GATE Civil Engineering application form, he/she can apply by paying a fine.

  • The last date to apply online for the GATE Civil Engineering exam without paying the fine is 30 September 2022. If candidates apply after the last date for the exam then they had to apply with a late fee.

  • Aspirants who want to apply for the exam will be able to apply directly from the official website of the participating institute of GATE 2023, IIT Kanpur, or the GOAPS portal. The starting date for online application is 30 August 2022 and no candidates will be able to apply for the same after that.

  • Find the best test series for the GATE Civil Engineering exam here at BYJU'S Exam Prep, prepared in accordance with the latest pattern by our expert mentors. We have provided the exam-oriented test series for the aspirants which will not only help candidates to evaluate their preparation but will also clear their conceptual doubts.


  • Yes, according to the latest notification, there was a 10% reservation quota for Economically weaker sections (EWS). Candidates are advised to go through the latest GATE CE notification 2023 for more details about the reservation.

  • In the GATE Civil Engineering 2023 exam, there are three major sections i.e. General Aptitude (GA), Engineering Mathematics, and Civil Engineering based topics. The Civil Engineering topics are further divided into 6 major sections which are:

    • Structural Engineering
    • Environmental engineering
    • Transportation Engineering
    • Geotechnical Engineering
    • Water Resources Engineering
    • Geomatics Engineering
  • The GATE exam for Civil Engineering 2023 will be conducted by IIT Kanpur. The conducting body for the exam changes every year among 7 IITs and IISc Bangalore. So this time IIT Kanpur will conduct the exam.

  • Candidates can download the GATE Civil Engineering previous year's question papers from the official website or BYJU's Exam Prep website. Candidates can download the GATE CE question papers for each set of question papers as well.

  • Yes, the GATE Civil Engineering exam is conducted only in a single language and that is "English". In the exam, many candidates from different countries appear as well but the language of the exam remains the same.

  • No, there is no limit to attempting the GATE Civil Engineering exam. However, the appearing candidate must fulfill the Civil Engineering eligibility criteria as per the official notification to appear for the examination.

  • No, there is no sectional cut-off for the GATE Civil Engineering 2023 exam. There is one cutoff for qualifying for the exam. The cut-off marks for the individual category are released separately for a candidate to check.

  • GATE CE 2023 notification PDF is released officially by IIT Kanpur on its official website. Candidates must visit the official website of the conducting institute to stay updated with the latest information.