GATE Electrical Engineering  2023: Notification, Exam Date

GATE Electrical Engineering 2023: Notification, Exam Date

ByAina Parasher  |  Updated on: Aug 30, 2022
GATE Electrical Engineering notification 2023 has been released. Get the direct link to download the GATE EE notification brochure. Check out all the information about GATE Electrical Engineering exam.
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GATE Electrical Engineering examination 2023 registration process is started by the officials. The exam will be conducted by IIT Kanpur this year. Authorities have earlier released the general exam dates for conducting the GATE exam. The GATE EE exam will be conducted on one of the following dates: 4, 5, 11, and 12 February 2023. The conducting institute has released the official notification on its website. Candidates are advised to check the details of the GATE EE exam before appearing for the examination.

The GATE Electrical Engineering examination is a National level examination for graduates in Engineering/ Technology. Candidates can check the GATE Electrical Engineering exam details, such as exam notification, selection process, exam pattern, and other information provided below. 

Important Dates
Exam Date  -Feb 4, 2023

GATE Electrical Engineering 2023 Latest Updates

GATE Electrical Engineering 2023 registration process is live now. Candidates can find the details about applying online for the GATE exam here:

GATE ECE 2023 Apply Online 

Candidates can check out the latest information on GATE Electrical Engineering 2023 examination, such as notification, registration, fee, eligibility criteria, exam pattern, syllabus, important dates, and other official details here as per the notification. The date for the examination has been announced.

Download GATE 2023 Notification PDF

Further, we have provided the important dates for the examination listed in the table below.

EventsImportant Dates
Registration starts30 August 2022
Last date of registration30 September 2022
Registration with late fees7 October 2022
Admit Card3 January 2023
Exam Date4, 5, 11, and 12 February 2023.
Answer Key21 February 2023
Result Declaration16 March 2023

What is GATE Electrical Engineering Exam?

GATE or Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering for Electrical Engineering discipline is an All-India level examination conducted once every year. The exam is conducted for post-graduate engineering admissions and screening for entry-level engineering jobs. With a good score in the GATE EE exam, you will be eligible to take admission for M.Tech in Indian or foreign universities. Further, you will also be able to take up a job in PSUs depending upon their recruitment notice. 

To qualify for the GATE Electrical Engineering exam, you need to score the required cut-off marks as per your category. The valid GATE EE score can be used for up to three to two years depending on the notice released by the individual institution.

GATE Electrical Engineering Registration

The GATE EE registrations will be accepted online on the official website. The direct link to apply online for GATE EE 2023 is made available for candidates to apply online.

How to Apply Online for GATE EE 2023?

Candidates who want to apply for the GATE exam for Electrical Engineering had to follow the steps given below:

  • Visit the GOAPS (GATE Online Application Processing System) portal.
  • Register on the website using your full name, a valid e-mail address, mobile number, and password.
  • Log in to GOAPS using your enrollment ID.
  • Fill out the application form with all the required details.
  • Upload the scanned documents, photograph, and signature as per the specifications.
  • Submit the fee and download your application.

Documents to upload for the GATE EE Examination

Here is the list of the documents which are required to fill out the application form for the GATE Electrical Engineering examination.





File size MUST be a minimum of 50 kB and a maximum of

200 kB.



File size MUST be within

10 kB (minimum) to 200 kB (maximum).


GATE EE Application Fees 2023

The GATE Electrical Engineering application fee details as per various categories and times of payment are mentioned below. the application fee is accepted only through online mode. 

Candidate Category

GATE EE 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

GATE 2023 Application Fee for Foreign Nationals

The GATE EE application 2023 fees for foreign nationals is also given below. 

Examination Centres

Application fee

Late Application Fee Extended Period

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 Electrical Engineering Eligibility Criteria 2023

The GATE Electrical Engineering eligibility criteria will be released by IIT Kanpur along with the official notification. The GATE EE eligibility criteria for aspiring candidates are mentioned below.

  • An applicant studying in the 3rd or higher years of any UG degree is eligible to appear for the GATE exam for Electrical Engineering.
  • Also, Candidates who have completed any degree program in Engineering/ Technology/ Architecture/ Science/ Commerce/ Arts are eligible to apply.
  • There is no age limit to apply for the exam subject to fulfillment of the eligibility criteria.
  • Students who are from Nepal, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, Singapore, Ethiopia, and United Arab Emirates (UAE) must have completed or pursued final year studies or are in the pre-final year of their bachelor’s degree in Engineering and Technology or equivalent.

GATE EE Exam Pattern 2023

Candidates must understand the GATE EE exam pattern in a comprehensive manner before beginning their exam preparation. GATE exam pattern for Electrical Engineering will be released along with the detailed brochure. 

The GATE Electrical Engineering 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 examination is 3 hours.

Mode of Exam


Type of Questions Asked

MCQs, MSQs, and NAT

Number of Sections


Marks for a correct answer

1 mark/ 2 marks for each correct answer depending on the section

Negative Marking

-⅓ for 1 mark MCQs;

-⅔ for 2 mark MCQs;

No negative marking for NATs & MSQs

Total marks allotted


GATE Electrical Engineering Selection Process

The GATE EE selection procedure is a two-step process. Candidates must appear for the online exam. After appearing for the exam, a valid GATE EE score is necessary to move to the next step of the selection process. The GATE score remains valid for two to three years from the date of the announcement of results. The score is then used to apply to different institutes via CCMT (Centralised Counselling for M.Tech/M.Plan) process for admissions. GATE score for Electrical Engineering can also be used to apply for the recruitment process of various PSUs and private institutions.

The weightage distribution of the score and the interview is mentioned below. The participating institute may also prescribe minimum passing marks in the test/interview.

GATE EE Selection process


GATE EE score


Test/ Interview and/or Academic record


GATE EE Syllabus 2023

GATE Electrical Engineering (EE) is an entrance exam, which is conducted in an online mode carrying 100 marks and a duration of 180 minutes (3 hours). Check out the GATE EE syllabus and download the syllabus PDF for a better understanding. GATE Electrical Engineering syllabus 2023 has the following sections in it:

GATE EE Admit Card 2023

GATE EE admit card 2023 will be made available on the official website. Candidates who apply successfully will be able to download the GATE EE admit card to take the online examination. To download the admit card, candidates needed their registration number and password. The admit card includes information about the examination Centre, exam date, and time. Candidates are advised to check and verify all the details mentioned on the admit card.

GATE EE Result 2023

GATE EE result 2023 will be released on the official website. The GATE result for Electrical Engineering is decided on the basis of the final answer key. The cut-off marks are also released on the date of declaration of the result. After the declaration of the result, the authorities will release the GATE EE scorecard for the candidates obtaining the cut-off marks. The scorecard is a qualifying marks statement for the candidates to pursue higher education or get a job at PSU.

We will provide you with the direct link to check the GATE EE result once it has been released on the GOAPS website.

GATE EE Previous Year Cut-Off

Candidates can check out all the GATE EE previous year cut-offs below. The cut-off is released on the day of the declaration of the result. Gain a better understanding of the cutoff and accordingly set your target score. The GATE EE cut-off will be released branch-wise and according to the category of the candidates. The cut-off helps you to determine your goal and gives a rough idea to find out the number of questions to be attempted in the exam in order to get admission. Every participating institute announces the cut-off marks separately. You can take a look at the previous year's cut-off provided below.

GATE Electrical Engineering Cut-off 2022

The GATE EE cut-off 2022 was released after the successful conduction of the examination. Candidates can check the cut-off to get an idea of the score they need to achieve in the upcoming examination. We have provided the cut-off for various categories in the table below.









GATE Electrical Engineering Cut-off 2021

The GATE EE cut-off 2021 was released after the completion of the examination. Candidates can check the category-wise cut-off provided in the table below.









GATE EE Cut-off 2020

The GATE EE cut-off 2020 was released after the successful conduction of the examination. Candidates can check the cut-off for various categories provided in the table below.









How to Prepare for GATE Electrical Engineering Exam 2023?

BYJU'S Exam Prep has launched GATE Electrical Champion Study Plan, which will help you to figure out how you should prepare for the GATE EE 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 2023 will be conducted in the first week of February 2023. Thus, you have enough time left with you to prepare for it. Utilize the below-mentioned GATE EE exam preparation resources to have a guided preparation and ace the upcoming exam with ease.

GATE EE Online Coaching 2023

Prepare with India's best faculty and subject experts online. GATE EE Online coaching helps you prepare in an effective & efficient manner. It comprehensively covers the entire syllabus in a timely manner and also offers a practice of numerous mock tests for better understanding.

GATE Electrical Engineering Counseling 2023

The GATE EE Counselling 2023 will be done in online mode after IIT Kanpur will declare the result and scorecard. The COAP ad CCMT are the two processes of counseling that are conducted for admission into IITs and NITs respectively.

GATE Electrical Engineering Books

Candidates must select a good set of books in order to prepare for the examination. Further, we have provided below a list of books that a candidate should refer to while preparing for the examination. 

Book Name


Power System Engineering

I Nagrath, D Kothari

Control Systems Engineering 

I.J.Nagrath, M. Gopal

Electrical Machinery 

P. S. Bimbhra

Digital Logic and Computer Design 

M Morris Mano

Circuit Theory: Analysis & Synthesis 

Abhijit Chakrabarti

Fundamentals of Electric Circuits

Charles K. Alexander, Matthew N. O. Sadiku

Integrated Electronics: Analog And Digital Circuits And Systems

Christos C. Halkias, Chetan D. Parikh Jacob Millman

Engineering Electromagnetics 

William H Hayt, John A Buck

A Course In Electrical And Electronic Measurements And Instrumentation 

A K Sawhney

Power Electronics 


Signals and Systems 

Oppenheim Alan V


  • IIT Kanpur has officially released GATE Electrical Engineering 2023 notification PDF on its website. Interested candidates will be able to download the notification PDF or Information brochure from the same official website of GATE. 

  • The online application for the GATE exam for Electrical Engineering 2023 is on 30 August 2022. Candidates can now apply for the GATE ECE 2023 exam via the official website.

  • Candidates must practice through the GATE EE Mock Test prepared by the experts of BYJU’s Exam Prep, it will help them to judge their preparation level. For the preparation of the GATE exam for Electrical Engineering 2023, candidates must follow a strict and suitable preparation plan which will boost their score in the exam.

  • Yes, the GATE Electrical Engineering exam is held once a year. The main purpose of the GATE exam is to take admissions in college for post-graduation and this exam works as a screening for entry-level engineering jobs.

  • Yes, the GATE Electrical Engineering exam is held once a year. The main purpose of the GATE Electrical Engineering Exam is to take admissions in college for Post-graduation and this GATE exam works as a screening for entry-level engineering jobs.

  • Yes, the GATE exam for Electrical Engineering is conducted only in a single language and that is "English". In the GATE EE exam, many candidates from different countries appear as well. 

  • Only a virtual calculator is allowed in the GATE Electrical Engineering exam 2023. No other devices or calculators are allowed inside the exam centre. The candidate must check and practice a virtual calculator the avoid operating trouble during the exam.

  • The GATE EE exam 2023 will be conducted by IIT Kanpur. As we know that the GATE exam conducting body changes every year and these GATE conducting institutes are selected within 7 IITs and IISC Bangalore. This time IIT Kanpur has been chosen for conduction of the exam.

  • If you have qualified for the exam, you will be issued a scorecard. Here we have given the benefits of having a GATE EE scorecard:

    • You can pursue M. Tech/M.E. at any IIT or NIT as per your AIR and marks.
    • GATE EE scorecard is used by many PSUs like BHEL, ONGC, SAIL, HPCL, etc. for jobs in prestigious companies
    • You can also apply for higher education in foreign universities as well where the scorecard is acceptable.
  • The best books to prepare for the GATE Electrical Engineering exam are mentioned below.

    • Signals and Systems- Nawab S. Hamid and Oppenheim Alan V
    • Engineering Electromagnetics- William H Hayt and John A Buck


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