GATE Civil Engineering 2022: Notification, Exam Date, Apply Online, Syllabus, Books, Papers, Notes, Counselling

GATE Civil Engineering 2022: Notification, Exam Date, Apply Online, Syllabus, Books, Papers, Notes, Counselling

BySachin Singh  |  Updated on: Nov 1, 2021GATE 2022 application form correction has started. GATE Civil Engineering 2022 is an examination for all civil engineering graduates and others for admission to MTech, ME, and PhD admissions to IITs, NITs, and IIITs. Check GATE CE exam dates 2022, new subjects, eligibility criteria, exam pattern, preparation material and more.
GATE 2022 application form correction has started. GATE Civil Engineering 2022 is an examination for all civil engineering graduates and others for admission to MTech, ME, and PhD admissions to IITs, NITs, and IIITs. Check GATE CE exam dates 2022, new subjects, eligibility criteria, exam pattern, preparation material and more.
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Apply Online  -Sep 2, 2021- Oct 1, 2021Exam Date  -Feb 5, 2022- Feb 13, 2022

GATE Civil Engineering (CE) Notification 2022 Latest News

IIT Kharagpur has commenced the application form correction for GATE 2022 on the official website, from 1 November 2021. Along with this, the last date to change the category, exam city, and exam paper is November 12, 2021. GATE CE 2022 registration process with late fees has been deactivated. GATE CE 2022 apply online had started on 2nd September 2021. GATE Civil application process was to being on 30th August but it has now been postponed to 2nd September. Candidates interested can apply for GATE CE 2022 exam on the official website of IIT Kharagpur which is The last date to submit the GATE online form is September 24 (without late fees) and October 1 (with late fees).

GATE CE 2022 Application form correction direct link

GATE Civil Engineering 2022 Notification has been released by IIT Kharagpur on its official website which is As per the GATE 2022 notification, you can apply online for GATE 2022 from 2nd September (Revised) on the GOAPS portal. GATE 2022 exam date is 5, 6, 12, and 13 February 2022. This year, two new subjects, Geomatics Engineering (GE) and Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering (NM) have been introduced, Thus, GATE 2022 exam will have 29 papers.  All the candidates who will be taking the GATE 2022 exam for Civil Engineering must go through the entire notification carefully and check the new changes in GATE 2022 that have been made.

Important Links:

Each year GATE exam is conducted for engineering students who are in their 3rd or final year for getting admission into the NITs, IITs, or other premier institutions to pursue M.Tech courses, or for getting a job in a PSU. There is no age limit to apply for the GATE exam. However, one must fulfill the eligibility criteria that are given in the notification.

Download GATE Civil Engineering Notification 2022

GATE Civil engineering exam date 2022 and other important dates will be released with the GATE CE 2022 information brochure. Know GATE CE 2022 registration details, eligibility criteria, fee, syllabus, exam pattern, important dates, and other details here. Candidates can check the preparation strategy for the exam so that candidates can clear the exam.

Latest GATE 2022 Updates:

  • 3rd October: GATE CE 2022 registration process with late fees is active
  • 2nd September 2022: GATE Registration has begun! 
  • 30th August: GATE 2022 application form 202 has been postponed to 2nd  September. 
  • 30th July: GATE 2022 notification pdf officially released by IIT Kharagpur (IIT KGP) on the official site of IIT KGP,
  • 28th May: GATE 2021 Counselling Process Begins by IIT Delhi at 
  • 24th May: GATE 2022 will have two new papers, Marine Engineering & Naval Architecture as one of the papers, and Geomatics Engineering.
  • 24th May: Many new exam centers have been added such as Shirdi, Latur, Akola, and Dhule


GATE Civil Engineering 2022 Important Dates

We have tabulated the important dates for the GATE 2022 CE exam. The online registration for GATE 2022 CE has begun from 2nd September 2021. 

GATE 2022 Events

Exam Dates

GATE Civil Exam 2022 Notification Release

30th July 2021

GATE Civil 2022 Application Form Release 

2nd September 2021 (Revised)

Last date to register for GATE 2022 Application Form 

24th September 2021

Last Date to Apply for GATE2022 with Late Fees (Extended)

1st October 2021

GATE CE 2022 Form Correction 

1st November 2021-12th November 2021

GATE Civil Engineering 2022 Admit Card Release 

23rd January 2022

GATE Civil Engineering (CE) 2022 Exam Date

5, 6, 12, and 13 February 2022

GATE CE 2022 Result date

17th March 2022, Thursday

What is GATE Exam?

Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering is also known as GATE. GATE is a National Level Entrance exam conducted for post-graduate admissions in IITs, NITs, or foreign universities or to get attractive jobs in PSUs. GATE 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. Civil engineering is considered to be the second-oldest engineering discipline after military engineering

New Changes in GATE 2022 Exam

As per the latest news, 2 new papers have been introduced for GATE 2022 Exam. As per a meeting that was organised by the National Coordination Board (NCB)-GATE on May 22nd, Saturday major changes have been made for the GATE 222 Exam Papers. 

  • Two new papers, Marine Engineering & Naval Architecture as one of the papers, and Geomatics Engineering have been introduced in GATE 2022.
  • Thus, from 2022 onwards, GATE will have 29 papers instead of 27 papers. 
  • Earlier, two new papers, Environmental Science & Engineering and Humanities and Social Science were introduced by IIT Bombay for GATE 2021 Exam, making a total of 27 papers.
  • In view of the COVID 19 pandemic, there will be an increase in the number of exam centres. Place such as  Shirdi, Latur, Akola, and Dhule will be there for the candidates to elect as exam centres for GATE 2022 exam.
  • ONE or TWO subject papers allowed. However, the combinations have to be chosen by the candidates from the GATE 2022 exam paper list.


GATE Civil Engineering (CE) Registration 2022

GATE Civil Engineering Online Application Form has begun from 2nd September 2022. GATE CE apply online direct link has been updated here.

How to Apply Online for GATE CE 2022 Exam?

Below stated are all the steps on how to apply online for GATE CE 2022 exam

  • Visit the GATE Online Application Processing System online, also known as GOAPS. 
  • The first step is registration.
  • Register for GATE 2022 using your Full Name, a valid e-mail address, mobile number and a password of your choice.
  • Login to the GOAPS using the Enrollment ID provided and the chosen password.
  • Fill the application form with all the required details.
  • Upload the scanned documents, photograph, and signature as per the specifications.

Documents to Upload for GATE 2022





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GATE CE Application Fees 2022

The GATE CE application fee details as per various categories and time of payment is mentioned below. The GATE 2022 application fee is accepted only in online mode.

Candidate Category

GATE CE Application Fee 

Application fee with late fine

Female candidates (per paper)

₹ 750

₹ 1,250

SC/ST/PwD category candidates (per paper)

₹ 750

₹ 1,250

All other candidates (per paper)

₹ 1,500

₹ 2,000

GATE 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

₹ 1500

₹ 2000

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

US$ 50

US$ 70

Dubai and Singapore (per paper)

US$ 100

US$ 120

GATE Civil Engineering Eligibility Criteria 2022

As per the GATE 2021 notification, the eligibility criteria for GATE CE 2021 was relaxed. Hence, you may expect the GATE CE Eligibility criteria to remain the same for GATE 2022 exam as well.  Here are the eligibility criteria for GATE 2022.

GATE CE Educational Qualification

  • Candidates pursuing 3rd or higher year of any UG degree are eligible to appear for the GATE CE 2022 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.

The other eligibility criteria for GATE 2022 are as follows.


There is no limitation on the nationality for the GATE 2022 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 GATE 2022. Such candidates must have completed or must be in their final year or in 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 2022 examination.

GATE Civil Engineering (CE) Exam Pattern 2022

GATE CE exam pattern 2022 has been released along with the detailed brochure. The GATE exam consists of three kinds of questions,

  • Multiple Choice Questions (MCQ)
  • Multiple Select Questions (MSQ)
  • Numerical Answer Type (NAT) Questions

Here is the exam pattern for GATE 2022 CE. 

  • The GATE Exam will be 180 minutes long and consist of negative marking.
  • There are no negative markings for Numerical Answer Type (NAT) questions.
  • For MCQ-type questions, 1/3rd marks are deducted for 01 mark question,s and 2/3rd marks deducted for 02 mark questions.

GATE CE 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 Selection Process 2022

The GATE Civil Engineering 2022 examination begins with a computer-based online examination. Candidates who appear for the GATE exam, receive a GATE score as their result.

The GATE score remains valid for three years from the date of announcement of results. Post that, the students have to go through the CCMT (Centralised Counselling for M.Tech/M.Plan) process for admissions.

The weightage for admissions is:

  • GATE Score: 70% weightage
  • Test/Interview and/or Academic record: 30% weightage

GATE Civil Engineering Booklist 2022

Aspirants who are focused on GATE 2022 exam can find here the list of GATE best reference books for the CE Exam to reach the goal easily.


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

How to prepare for GATE Civil Engineering 2022?

Candidates who will be taking the GATE 2022 exam have enough time to prepare for their exam. Hence, such candidates should utilize this time wisely to get a good rank in the GATE 2022 CE exam. In order to get a good AIR in the GATE CE 2022 exam, you need to have proper and good guidance from exam experts. This can be achieved through a good study plan, regular mock test a well-curated booklist, & regular revision. Check the GATE study material for civil engineering here.

Check the important topics to prepare for the GATE 2022 Civil Engineering Paper. Also, utilize the below-mentioned preparation resources.

GATE CE Previous Year Question Paper

To make your GATE exam preparation swift, and in order to stay ahead in the competition, we would suggest you solve GATE CE Previous Year Question Papers. Solving the GATE Previous year papers will help you to know your weakness so that you can work on them. The GATE CE previous year exam paper with solution has been provided below.

GATE Civil Exam

GATE CE Previous Year Papers

GATE Civil 2019 Set 1

GATE Civil 2019 Question Paper with Solution

GATE Civil 2019 Set 2

GATE Civil 2019 Question Paper with Solution

With the help of these GATE question papers, you can analyze your strong and weak links.

GATE Civil Engineering Study Plan

BYJU'S Exam Prep has launched a new initiative of the GATE Civil Champion Study Plan, which will help you to figure out how you should prepare for the GATE CE Exam 2022. 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.

Also Check: GATE Civil Paper Analysis 2020- Questions Asked & Weightage Analysis

GATE Civil Test Series 2022

We have launched the online test series for the GATE CE 2022 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 mock test is also accompanied by a detailed solution for better understanding.

GATE CE Online Coaching 2022

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 2022 for proper guidance and regular doubt resolution. It will help you reach your target score with ease.

GATE CE Previous Year Cut Off

GATR CE Previous Year Cutoff is given below here.  GATE Cutoff is the minimum mark that you need to get to secure a rank and get a GATE 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. The GATE Cutoff is determined separately as per the category of the candidate, and the engineering discipline of the candidate as well. 

GATE CE 2021 Cutoff

The GATE CE 2021 cut off was released by the GATE 2021 Exam conducting institute which is IIT Bombay.


GATE CE 2020 Cutoff

Total Candidates Appeared125974

GATE CE Cut Off 2019

Total Candidates Appeared145064

Aspirants can go through the GATE Previous year cut off marks for an estimate of marks that you need to score for the upcoming GATE 2022 exam. 

Important GATE CE Links

GATE Civil Engineering 2022

GATE Civil Paper Analysis 2022

GATE Civil Engineering Apply Online

GATE CE Eligibility Criteria 2022

GATE Civil Answer Key 2022

GATE CE Syllabus 2022 PDF

GATE Civil Study Plan

GATE Civil Books 2022

GATE Civil Question Papers

GATE Civil Cut Off 2021

GATE Civil Engineering Result 2022

GATE Civil Engineering Score Card 2022

GATE Civil Exam Pattern 2022

GATE Civil Engineering Admit Card 2022

GATE Civil Engineering Admit Card 2022

You will be able to download of Admit Card for GATE CE (Civil Engineering) will start before the GATE online examination and it will be accessible on the official website of GATE or the GOAPS portal. The GATE CE 2022 admit card will be released at least 10 days before the exam date. GATE CE admit card download link will be updated here after the release.

How to download GATE CE Admit Card 2022?

  1. Visit the official website of IIT Kharagpur or the GOAPS portal.
  2. Click on the 'GATE 2022 admit card' link.
  3. Enter your login credentials.
  4. Click on the log in button
  5. The GATE 2022 CE Admit Card will be displayed on the screen. Download it and take its printout. 

GATE CE Result 2022

GATE CE result 2022 will be released on the official website of the participating institute which is IIT Kharagpur. As per the GATE 2022 notification, GATE 2022 result will be released on 17th March 2022. The direct link to check GATE CE final result will be updated here. The GATE 2022 Scorecards of the qualified candidates can be downloaded free of cost after the announcement of the GATE result

GATE Counselling

GATE Counselling 2021 has begun for the candidates who have valid GATE scorecard by IIT Delhi from 28th May onwards. IIT Delhi has opened the Common Offer Acceptance Portal (COAP) for the students to register for GATE 2021 Counselling. Candidates who have qualified GATE in 2019, 2020, 2021 are eligible to apply for the GATE counselling. 

GATE Counselling Dates 2021

The counselling dates for GATE 2021 are given below in the table. 



COAP round 1

May 28 to 30, 2021

COAP 2021 round 2

June 4 to 6, 2021

COAP round 3

June 11 to 13, 2021

COAP 2021 round 4

June 18 to 20, 2021

COAP round 5

June 25 to 27, 2021

COAP 2021 additional rounds

  • Round 1 - July 2 to 4, 2021
  • Round 2 - July 9 to 11, 2021
  • Round 3 - July 16 to 18, 2021
  • Round 4 - July 23 to 25, 2021
  • Round 5 - July 30 to August 1, 2021

Direct Link for GATE 2021 Counselling

We have given the direct link to register for GATE Counselling 2021 below. 

Apply for GATE 2021 Counselling

GATE COAP 2021 Seat Allotment Options

All the candidates who will be applying for the GATE 2021 Seat allotment process, they will have three options available with them,  “Accept and Freeze”, “Retain and Wait”, “Reject and Wait” and “Reject”. Candidates who do not get any seat will have to wait for the next round of allotment. Given below is the meaning of the following terms:

  • Option 1 - Accept and Freeze: If a candidate wants to accept the allotted seat and does not want up-gradation in any subsequent rounds of seat allotment. 
  • Option 2 - Retain and Wait: This option is exercised when candidates wish to accept the allotted seat and want up-gradation in further rounds.
  • Option 3 - Reject and Wait: Thi option is for those who are not willing to accept any of the offers available. 

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  • The application date for GATE civil 2022 exam is 2nd September 2021 (Revised). 

  • The last date to apply online for GATE civil is 24th September 2021 without paying the fine. If you apply after the last date for GATE 2022 then you can apply by 1st October 2021 by paying fine. 

  • You can apply directly from the official website of the participating institute of GATE 2022 or the GOAPS portal for the GATE Civil 2022 exam.

  • Find the best test series for GATE Civil 2022 exam here at BYJU'S Exam Prep, prepared in accordance with the latest pattern by our expert mentors.

  • Yes, there is a 10% reservation quota for Economically Weaker Sections.

  • There are only two sections i.e. General Aptitude and Technical, Engineering, Mathematics. You may check the detailed GATE Civil Exam Pattern here.

  • The GATE Civil 2022 Exam will be conducted by IIT Kharagpur.

  • You can practice here the GATE Civil Previous Year Papers PDFs along with solutions to help you prepare smartly and score better in the exam.

  • Yes, the GATE Civil Engineering exam is conducted only in the English Language.

  • No there is no limit to attempt the GATE Civil Engineering exam. However, you must fulfill the GATE eligibility criteria as per the GATE notification.

  • No, there is no sectional cut off for GATE CE 2021 exam.

  • GATE 2022 notification has been officially released by IIT Kharagpur on its official website on 31st August 2021. 


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