GATE CSE 2023: Notification, Exam Date, Registration

GATE CSE 2023: Notification, Exam Date, Registration

ByMohit Uniyal  |  Updated on: Dec 15, 2022
IIT Kanpur has conducted the GATE CSE registration. Get the direct link to download the GATE CSE notification. Go through the GATE CSE exam dates 2023, registration, and more.
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IIT Kanpur has successfully conducted the GATE CSE 2023 registration. The officials have released the application form filling link as well. Earlier it was decided that the GATE CSE exam would be conducted on any of the following dates: 4, 5, 11, or 12 February 2023. The information brochure carries all the information regarding the commencement of the GATE Computer Science Engineering exam. Aspirants need to check out the GATE CSE exam notification before applying for the exam.

Here, we have explained all the important details regarding the GATE CSE exam, such as registration details, highlights, eligibility criteria, etc. Get the latest updates for the GATE CSE 2023 here. Know the syllabus, exam pattern, changes introduced, important books, preparation tips, previous year's question paper, cut-off, and more!

Important Dates
Exam Date  -Feb 4, 2023

GATE CSE 2023 Latest Updates

GATE CSE 2023 registration has been completed. Candidates can check the details for the GATE CSE application form here:

GATE CSE 2023 Apply Online

  • The GATE CSE 2023 notification has been released on the official website.
  • IIT Kanpur rolled out the GATE CSE exam dates as one of the following dates 4, 5, 11, or 12 February 2023.
  • The upcoming GATE CSE exam will be conducted in two shifts. Further, we have provided the GATE CSE notification brochure containing important information for aspiring candidates.

GATE 2023 Notification PDF

GATE CSE 2023 Highlights

The extensive information on the GATE CSE exam 2023 is given here so that you do not encounter any difficulties when studying for the recruitment exam. The major highlights of the exam are given in the table provided below.



GATE Full Form

Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering

Organizing Body

IIT Kanpur

Exam Level

All India Level

Mode of Application


Mode of exam

Computer-based Test (Online)

Exam Frequency

Once a year

Exam Duration

3 hours (180 minutes)

Number of Questions

10 (General Aptitude) + 55 (Core Subject)= 65

Type of Questions

Multiple Choice Questions (MCQs)

Multiple Select Questions (MSQs)

Numerical Answer Type (NAT)

GATE CSE 2023 Important Dates

The concerned authorities will release the GATE CSE exam dates and the online application date in the official notification. The other important dates for the examination are provided below in the table.


Important Dates

Commencement of GATE CSE Application Form 2023

30 August 2022

Last date to register for GATE CSE 2023 (without a late fine)

30 September 2022

Last Date to apply for GATE CSE with Late Fees (Extended)

7 October 2022

Last date to make corrections in GATE CSE online form

4 to 11 November 2022

GATE CSE Admit Card 2023 Release Date

3 January 2023

GATE CSE 2023 Exam Date

4, 5, 11, or 12 February 2023

GATE CSE Answer Key 2023

21 February 2023

GATE CSE Result Date 2023

16 March 2023

GATE CSE Registration 2023

The candidates can apply online for the GATE CSE 2023 exam only through the GOAPS official website by filling in the required details and uploading their documents. Let us see how candidates can apply for the GATE Computer Science exam.

How to Apply Online for GATE Computer Science?

Aspirants have to apply for the exam through the online portal only. Filling up the application form can be confusing for the candidates; hence, we have provided a piece of brief information regarding filling out the GATE CSE application form. Candidates can follow the steps below to understand how to apply online for the GATE CSE exam.

  • Visit the GOAPS website. GOAPS is a GATE Online Application Processing System.
  • Register on the website using your Full Name, a valid e-mail address, mobile number, and a password of your choice.
  • Login 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

What Documents Should I Upload for GATE CSE?

It is important for candidates to upload the required documents while filling out the application form. Here is a list of documents and the required format and size that you need to upload while applying for the GATE CSE exam.




Passport size photograph

Minimum size: 50 KB

Maximum size: 200 KB

Only JPEG/JPG image format


Minimum size: 10 KB

Maximum size: 200 KB

Only JPEG/JPG image format

GATE CSE Application Fees

To apply for the GATE CSE exam, candidates must submit the application fee. The GATE CSE application fee details, the category of the candidates, and the time of payment for Indian Nationals are mentioned below.

Candidate Category

GATE CSE Application Fee

Application Fee (along with a late fee)

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

Application Fee For Foreign Nationals

Foreign candidates will also have to pay the application fee in order to sit for the exam. The GATE CSE application form fees for foreign nationals are given below.

Examination Centres

Application Fee

Late Application Fee Extended Period

Centers 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 CSE Selection Process

The GATE CSE selection process 2023 includes a computer-based test (CBT). After obtaining your score, it remains valid for three years from the date of announcement of results. You can download the GATE CSE scorecard through the GOAPS portal.

  • Candidates who will be taking admission to IITs will have to appear for the COAP counseling
  • Candidates who will be taking admission to NITs and other colleges in India will be appearing for the CCMT counseling.

GATE CSE Eligibility Criteria

GATE CSE eligibility criteria 2023 will be released by IIT Kanpur. It includes details about the education qualification, age limit, number of attempts allowed, and nationality criteria for eligibility. As per the official notification, new changes have been made to the GATE CSE eligibility criteria.

  • An applicant studying in the 3rd or higher years of any UG degree is eligible to appear for the GATE 2023 examination.
  • Also, candidates who have completed any degree program in Engineering / Technology / Architecture / Science / Commerce / Arts are eligible to apply.
  • There is no restriction on the nationality for the GATE 2023 examination. Candidates of any nationality can opt for the exam and choose their centers accordingly.
  • There is no upper age limit to appear for the GATE CSE 2023 examination.
  • There is no age limit to apply for the GATE CSE Examination 2023. Candidates from any group can apply for the examination.

GATE CSE Educational Qualification

Candidates who have passed/ are currently in the final year of their Bachelor's degree in the field of Engineering/ Technology/ Science/ Arts/ Commerce are eligible for the exam. The GATE CSE educational eligibility criteria according to the qualifying degree of the candidate are mentioned below in detail.

  • B.E./ B. Tech./ B. Pharm.- Engineering or Technology Bachelor’s degree holders in (4 years after 10+2 or 3 years after B.Sc./Diploma in Engineering /Technology).
  • B. Arch.- Bachelor’s degree of Architecture (5- year course) / Naval Architecture (4- year course) / Planning (4- year course).
  • B. Sc. (Research)/BS- Bachelor’s degree in Science (Post-Diploma/4 years after 10+2).
  • Pharm D (after 10+2)- 6-year degree program, consisting of internship or residency training, from the third year onwards.
  • MBBS- Degree holders of M.B.B.S. and those who are in the fifth/sixth/seventh semester or higher semester of such program.
  • MSc/MA/MCA or equivalent- Master’s degree in any branch of Mathematics/Science/Computer Applications/Statistics or equivalent.
  • B.Sc./B.A./ B.Com- Bachelor's degree in any branch of Science/Arts/Commerce (3-year program).

GATE CSE Exam Pattern 2023

It is essential to understand the GATE CSE exam pattern and selection process. The details of selection criteria and exam pattern are given below. GATE CSE exam pattern 2023 will be released along with the detailed brochure. The exam will be a Computer Based Test (CBT) consisting of three kinds of questions- Multiple Choice Questions (MCQ), Multiple Select Questions (MSQ), and Numerical Answer Type (NAT) Questions. The duration of the exam will be 180 minutes.

GATE Exam Sections

Number of questions

Total Marks

General Aptitude (GA)



Computer Science Engineering





As per the GATE CSE exam pattern 2023, Engineering Mathematics will carry around 13% of the total marks, the General Aptitude section will carry 15% of the total marks and the remaining around 72% of the total marks is devoted to the subject of the paper.

GATE CSE Syllabus 2023

The GATE CSE syllabus consists of topics from Engineering Mathematics and nine sections of Computer Science Engineering, namely, Digital Logic, Computer Organization & Architecture, Programming & Data Structures, Algorithms, Theory of Computation, Compiler Design, Operating Systems, Databases, and Computer Networks. The Topics included in these sections are mentioned in the links given below.

SectionsSection Name
Section 1Engineering Mathematics
Section 2Digital Logic
Section 3Computer Organization and Architecture
Section 4Programming and Data Structures
Section 5Algorithms
Section 6Theory of Computation
Section 7Compiler Design
Section 8Operating System
Section 9Databases
Section 10Computer Networks

GATE CSE Admit Card 2023

The exam conducting authority (IIT Kanpur) will release the GATE CSE 2023 admit card on 3 January 2023. Thus, the candidates who applied successfully for the exam could download the GATE CSE admit card 2023 from the official GOAPS website or the official site of the exam conducting body by entering the application ID and password to download the admit card.

GATE CSE Answer Key 2023

IIT Kanpur will release the official answer key of GATE CSE 2023 on 21 February 2023 after the successful execution of the exam. Candidates who take the exam can download the answer key by logging in to the GOAPS portal and entering their Enrollment ID / Email Address and password to download GATE CSE answer key. The authorities will also provide the response sheet and question paper to check the answer key. Candidates will be allowed to object by paying Rs. 500 per question if they find an answer to be incorrect, along with valid proof of the correct answer.

GATE CSE Result 2023

GATE CSE result will be declared on the official GOAPS portal on 16 March 2023. The result will be made on the basis of the final answer key for the exam. Candidates can view their results by entering their Enrolment ID or registered Email ID and GOAPS password. The GATE CSE result will contain scores, qualifying marks, All India Rank and more. Based on this result, candidates will be able to take admissions to the M.Tech courses and get offers for various PSU recruitments.

GATE CSE Scorecard 2023

After the declaration of the GATE CSE result 2023, the authorities will release the scorecard on 21 March 2023 on the GOAPS portal. The scorecard will be released only for those candidates who will obtain marks higher than the minimum cut off marks in the exam. To download the GATE CSE scorecard 2023, candidates need to visit the GOAPS site and enter their login credentials. It is valid for a period of 3 years from the date of declaration of the result. The scorecard comprises the marks obtained, All India rank, normalized score, and candidate details. Only candidates who will score equal to or more than the minimum cut-off of GATE CSE 2023 will be declared as qualified.

GATE CSE Counseling 2023

GATE CSE counseling is the last step of the exam where the candidates are allotted admissions through COAP. The counseling will take place for allotment of seats as per the GATE rank to the candidate after qualifying the exam. There will be rounds as per the availability of seats for the allocation of the candidates. Candidates will be able to “Accept and Freeze”, “Retain and Wait”, “Reject and Wait” and “Reject” for seat allotment. The GATE CSE counseling will be conducted by IIT Delhi for GATE-qualified candidates to get offers from PSUs or choose Master's programme institutes. Let us now check the important dates given in the table below:


Dates (Tentative)

Round 1

4th week of May

Round 2

1st week of June

Round 3

2nd week of June

Round 4

3rd week of June

Round 5

3rd week of June

GATE CSE Previous Year Question Paper With Solutions

In order to channel the preparations, we urge the candidates to solve GATE CSE question papers. Moreover, solving GATE CSE previous year question papers help in understanding the level of questions as well as the exam pattern that has been going on for the last few years. 

GATE CSE 2022 Question Paper

The  GATE CSE 2022 question paper for both shifts is available for candidates to download and make their preparation effective. A detailed solution of the same is also available for candidates to download here GATE question paper

GATE Civil Engineering (CE)

Download PDF- Shift 1

Download PDF- Shift 2

GATE CSE 2021 Question Paper

The GATE CSE question papers for the year 2021 along with the answer key for Set 1 and Set 2 are mentioned in the table below.

GATE CSE Question PaperQuestion PaperAnswer Key
GATE 2021 CSE: Set 1Download HereDownload Here
GATE 2021 CSE: Set 2Download HereDownload Here

GATE CS Previous Year Question Paper 2020, 2019, 2018, 2017

The GATE CSE question papers for the years 2022, 2019, 2018 and 2017 along with the answer key for Set 1 and Set 2 are mentioned in the table below.


Question Paper PDF

Solution PDF


GATE CSE 2020 Question Paper

GATE CSE 2020 Paper Solution


GATE CSE 2019 Question Paper

GATE CSE 2019 Paper Solutions


Download GATE CS Question Paper with Answer Key

GATE CSE 2017 Set 1

Download GATE CSE Question Paper

Download GATE CSE Answer Key

Download GATE CS Previous Year Question Papers

GATE CSE Previous Year Cut Off

GATE CSE cut-off marks will be announced by IIT Kanpur as per the engineering discipline of the candidates and the category of the candidates. We have provided the GATE CS cutoff marks for the years 2022, 2021, 2020, 2019 and 2018 at your convenience.

GATE CSE cutoff 2022 is provided below.

Computer Science Engineering25.022.516.6
GATE CSE cutoff 2021:

GATE CSE cutoff for the years 2020, 2019, and 2018 is provided below.

Paper Name

Paper Code





Computer Science Engineering














How to Prepare for GATE CSE Exam 2023?

The GATE CSE exam 2023 preparation requires excellent guidance, good quality study material, and a well-thought study plan. Candidates can utilize the below-mentioned exam preparation resources and ace the upcoming examination. With regular practice through online courses and daily quizzes, everyone can prepare for the exam in the most effective manner.


Check GATE CSE notes for better preparation for the exam. These CSE notes will help in improving the study and achieving good marks.

GATE CSE Online Coaching 2023

Prepare with India's finest faculty and subject experts online. GATE CSE online coaching 2022 enables your preparation in such a manner that you are able to comprehensively cover the entire syllabus in a timely manner and also practice numerous mock tests for better understanding. Get GATE CSE online coaching classes and level up your exam preparation.


If you aim to crack the GATE CSE 2023 exam, it is essential to prepare from the best books to reach your goal easily. To boost your preparation, we have prepared the list of best books for GATE CSE.

  • Discrete Mathematics and its applications- Kenneth Rosen
  • Computer Networking: A top-down approach- Kurose & Ross
  • Database System Concepts- Korth
  • Compilers: Principles, Techniques and Tools- Aho & Ullman
  • Software Engineering: A practitioner’s Approach- Pressman
  • Introduction to Algorithms- Cormen
  • An Introduction to Formal Languages and Automata- Peter Linz


  • As per the conducting authority IIT Kanpur, there is no minimum or maximum age limit eligibility criteria to apply for GATE Computer Science Engineering 2023 exam. Candidates can enroll and appear in the exam whenever they want.

  • No, there is no limit in the number of attempts for the students willing to apply for the GATE 2023 examination. Candidates can enroll and appear in the exam as many times as they want.

  • The validity of the GATE Computer Science Engineering scorecard 2023 is 3 years. Hence, if candidates have qualified in the 2023 exam, they are eligible for M. Tech admissions for the next three years after the declaration of the results.

  • The GATE CSE counseling registration 2023 will be open in the last week of March. After the declaration of the GATE 2023 result, students will be allowed to register on the portal. The counseling process will be conducted by IIT Delhi this year and includes steps for registration, fee payment, and document verification.

  • According to the conducting authority IIT Kanpur, the GATE CSE result 2023 will be declared on 16 March 2023. The qualifying candidates will receive the GATE scorecard which will remain valid for three years. The result will contain information regarding obtained marks, qualifying marks, and the All India Rank of the candidate.

  • According to the GATE CS syllabus 2023, the topics are divided into ten sections namely, Engineering Mathematics, Digital Logic, Computer Organization and Architecture, Programming and Data Structures, Algorithms, Theory of Computation, Compiler Design, Operating System, Databases and Computer Networks.

  • Yes, as per the opportunities available after the GATE exam, CSE is one of the best branches to apply for the exam. Candidates will get various opportunities after clearing the GATE CSE exam 2023 such as jobs in PSUs, admission in IITs and NITs, Fellowship programs and even admission in the foreign universities. 

  • Yes, the GATE CSE exam will have negative marking but only for the MCQ-based questions. For NAT and MSQ based questions, there is no negative marking attached to them. For MCQ-based questions, 1/3rd of the allotted mark will be deducted from the total marks of the candidate. 

  • GATE CSE exam each year is conducted by 7 IITs(Bombay, Delhi, Kanpur, Guwahati, Kharagpur, Madras, and Roorkee) + IISc Bangalore. The GATE exam 2023 will be conducted by IIT Kanpur.

    This year, GATE CSE 2023 will be conducted by IIT Kanpur. 

  • GATE exam for CSE is the yearly conducted exam used for various purposes such as admission to the IITs or NITs, recruitment in PSUs, and other opportunities. Candidates can even get placed to various foreign universities with a valid GATE CSE score.


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