GATE ECE 2022: Admit Card (Released), Exam Date, Schedule & Timing

GATE ECE 2022: Admit Card (Released), Exam Date, Schedule & Timing

ByVineet Vijay  |  Updated on: Jan 17, 2022GATE ECE 2022 admit card has been released! Check GATE Electronics & Communication (ECE) exam schedule. Read the latest updates for GATE exam for Electronics here.
GATE ECE 2022 admit card has been released! Check GATE Electronics & Communication (ECE) exam schedule. Read the latest updates for GATE exam for Electronics here.
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GATE ECE 2022 admit card has been released. The direct link to download the GATE Electronics & Communication hall ticket has been updated in this post.

Read this post to know about the latest updates and information for GATE Electronics 2022 exam such as exam date & schedule, exam timing, syllabus, previous year papers, exam pattern, marking scheme & more! 

Important Dates
Exam Date  -Feb 6, 2022

GATE ECE 2022 Notification Latest News

GATE ECE admit card has been released! The download link for GATE ECE Hall ticket 2022 has been made active on the official website. Earlier, IIT Kharagpur had postponed the release date for the GATE 2022 admit card for Electronics & Communication Engineering. The GATE 2022 admit card for ECE was to be released on 7th January 2022 instead of 3rd January 2022 but again has been delayed. The new date for the release of the GATE ECE hall ticket was 15th January 2022 when it got released officially. Candidates will be able to download the hall ticket from the GOAPS portal as well as the direct link that is mentioned below. 

Direct Link to download the GATE EC 2022 Admit Card 2022 

IIT Kharagpur has released the GATE 2022 Schedule for Electronics & Communication Engineering branch on the official website, Please note that we will provide the complete exam analysis for the GATE EC 2022 Exam. The GATE ECE 2022 exam will take place on 6th February 2022

GATE 2022 Schedule for Electronics & Communication Engineering


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GATE ECE Exam 2022 notification has officially been released by IIT Kharagpur on its official site. The registration for GATE 2022 ECE took place from 2nd September instead of 30th August 2021 and end on 1st October 2021 with a late fee. GATE 2022 exam for all branches will take place on 5, 6, 12, and 13 February 2022. Candidates who are engineering graduates or are in their 3rd year of graduation were also able to apply for GATE ECE 2022 exam. The direct link to download the GATE ECE notification pdf is given below. 

Download GATE ECE Notification 2022 PDF

Every year, GATE exam notification is released by either of the Indian Institute for Science, Bangalore (IISC Bangalore), IIT Bombay, IIT Delhi, IIT Guwahati, IIT Kanpur, IIT Kharagpur, IIT Madras, and IIT Roorkee on a rotational basis. We provided you with the GATE ECE 2022 online application link above after it was released officially. Some new changes have been made in GATE 2022 Exam that we have mentioned below here. Know the GATE ECE 2022 notification brochure, exam date, registration link, fee, eligibility, eligibility criteria, important dates, selection process, syllabus, and exam pattern here. 

Latest Updates for GATE 2022 

  • 15th January 2022: GATE ECE Admit Card 2022 released
  • 20th December 2021: GATE 2022 Schedule.
  • 3rd October 2021: GATE 2022 Application Process with late fees is active
  • 30th August 2021: GATE 2022 Application Process postponed.
  • 31st July 2021: GATE ECE 2022 notification released on
  • 24th May: Two additional subjects, Marine Engineering & Naval Architecture as one of the papers, and Geomatics Engineering have been introduced in GATE 2022 Exam. Thus, GATE 2022 will have a total of 29 papers.
  • 24th May: New Exam Centres will be added for GATE 2022 Exam. Shirdi, Latur, Akola, and Dhule have been finalised as of now for the GATE 2022 Exam.

GATE ECE 2022 Exam Dates

The GATE ECE 2022 exam dates along with the application date is provided to you in the table below as per the official GATE 2022 notification pdf. 

GATE ECE 2022 Events



GATE ECE 2022 registration begins on 


2nd September 2021 (Revised)

Last date for the REGULAR online registration/ application process


28th September 2021

Last date to register for GATE 2022 (with late fee)


7th October 2021

Correction of GATE 2022  application form with an additional fee


12th November 2021

GATE 2022 Admit Card Release Date


15th January 2022

GATE EC 2022 Exam date


6th February 2022

GATE 2022 answer key release date


To be notified

GATE 2022 result date


17th March 2022

What is GATE?

Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering (GATE 2022) is a National Level Entrance exam conducted for the admissions to various post-graduate education programs (e.g. Master of Engineering, Master of Technology, Doctor of Philosophy) in Indian higher education institutes, with financial assistance provided by MHRD and other government agencies.

The GATE Electronics & Communication Engineering (ECE) 2022 will be conducted by IIT Kharagpur this year. The GATE ECE 2022 exam date for GATE ECE 2022 is 5th, 6th, 12th and 13th February 2022.

New Changes in GATE 2022 Exam

As per a meeting organised by the National Coordination Board (NCB)-GATE, on 22nd May 2021, some new changes have been introduced in GATE 2022 Exam. GATE 2022 will have a total of 29 papers. IIT Bombay had introduced 2 new papers in 2021, but for GATE 2022, there will be 29 papers. 

  • After meeting the demands from the Shipping Ministry, two new papers, Marine Engineering & Naval Architecture as one of the papers, and Geomatics Engineering will be introduced in GATE 2022 Exam.
  • New Exam Centres such like Shirdi, Latur, Akola, and Dhule will be available for the students to select as exam centres. 

GATE Electronics & Communication Eligibility Criteria 2022

To appear for the GATE 2022 exam, every candidate must fulfil the eligibility criteria as per the notification. Candidates who wish to pursue GATE ECE Examination has to fulfill the basic eligibility criteria. IIT Kharagpur releases GATE ECE eligibility criteria in its notification. Based on the previous year GATE notification, we have provided you with the GATE electronics eligibility criteria. The GATE ECE eligibility includes details about the education qualification, age limit, current year of graduation.

As per the GATE 2021 notification, new changes have been made in the GATE Electronics & Communication Eligibility Criteria. Hence, one may assume that the eligibility criteria for GATE 2022 be the same as earlier. 

  • An applicant studying in the 3rd or higher years of any UG degree is eligible to appear for GATE 2022 examination.
  • Also, Candidates who have completed any degree program in Engineering / Technology / Architecture / Science / Commerce / Arts are eligible to apply.
  • There is no upper age limit to appear for the GATE ECE 2022 examination.

GATE ECE Educational Qualification

The year of qualification for GATE ECE 2022 will be notified to you once the notification has been released. 

Qualifying Degree

Qualifying Degree/Examination

Description of eligible candidates

Year of qualification

not later than

BE/ BTech/ BPharm

Engineering or Technology Bachelor’s degree holders in (4 years after 10+2 or 3 years after B.Sc./Diploma in Engineering /Technology)

Currently in the third year or higher grade or already completed

To be notified


Bachelor’s degree of Architecture (5- year course) / Naval Architecture (4- year course) / Planning (4- year course)

Currently in the third year or higher grade or already completed

To be notified

BSc (Research)/BS

Bachelor’s degree in Science (Post-Diploma/4 years after 10+2)

Currently in the third year or higher grade or already completed

To be notified

Pharm D (after 10+2)

6-year degree programme, consisting of internship or residency training, during third year onwards

Currently in the third/fourth/fifth/sixth year or already completed

To be notified


Degree holders of M.B.B.S. and those who are in the fifth/sixth/seventh semester or higher semester of such programme.

Currently in the fifth/sixth/seventh semester or higher semester or already completed

To be notified

MSc/MA/MCA or equivalent

Master’s degree in any branch of Mathematics/Science/Computer Applications/Statistics or equivalent

Currently in the first year or higher or already Completed

To be notified

Int ME/ MTech (Post-BSc)

Post-BSc Integrated Master’s degree programmes in Engineering/Technology (4-year programme)

Currently in the first/second/third/fourth year or already completed

To be notified

Integrated ME/ MTech or Dual Degree(after Diploma or 10+2)

Integrated Master’s degree programme or Dual Degree program in Engineering/Technology (5-year program)

Currently in the third/fourth/fifth year or already completed

To be notified

BSc/BA/ BCom

Bachelor degree in any branch of Science/Arts/Commerce (3-year programme)

Currently in the third year or already completed

To be notified

Int MSc/ Int BS-MS

Integrated MSc or 5-year integrated BS-MS programme

Currently in the third year or higher or already completed

To be notified

Professional Society Examinations*

(equivalent to BE/BTech/BArch)

B.E./B.Tech./B.Arch. equivalent examinations of Professional Societies, recognised by MHRD/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 courses

To be notified

GATE Electronics Age Limit

There is no age limit to apply for GATE electronics exam.

GATE ECE Apply Online 2022

How to Apply Online for GATE ECE 2022?

The GATE 2022 application process involves the following steps:

Step 1: Registration for GATE 2022.

Step 2: Logging in to complete GATE 2022 Online application

Step 3: Uploading of the required documents for GATE 2022.

Step 4: Payement fo GATE 2022 Applciation Fee

Documents to upload for GATE 2022

Here is a list of documents that you have to upload to complete the application process for GATE 2022 exam.





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

200 kB.

Only JPEG image format


File size MUST be within

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

Only JPEG image format

GATE ECE Application Fees 2022

The GATE ECE application fee varies for Indian nationals and foreign nationals. 

GATE Application Fee for Indian Nationals

Candidate Category

GATE ECE Application Fee

Application fee (along with a late fee)

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 Nationals  

The GATE ECE form fees for foreign nationals is also given below:

Examination Centres

Application fee

Late Application Fee Extended Period

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 ECE Exam Pattern 2022

The GATE ECE selection procedure and exam pattern are mentioned below in detail. Candidates must go through it properly and understand the same before beginning their exam preparation.

The GATE Electronics Examination will be conducted in an online mode held for 27 papers which will carry a total of 100 marks with a total exam duration of 3 hours. For more details, you can go through the GATE Exam Pattern below.

The GATE 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.

Exam Duration3 hours (180 minutes)
Total Papers27
Total Questions65 Questions (General Aptitude: 10 Questions; Engineering Maths + Core Subjects: 55 Questions)
Total Marks100 Marks 
Type of Questions AskedMultiple Choice Questions (MCQ); Multiple Select Questions (MSQ), and Numerical Answer Type (NAT)
Number of sectionsTwo or Three (varies for different papers)
Marking Scheme1 marks and 2 marks
Negative Marking MCQs: for 1 marks MCQ, ⅓ mark for each wrong answer and for 2 marks MCQs, ⅔ mark for each wrong answer;
MSQs and NATs: No negative marking

GATE ECE Selection Process 2022

The GATE selection process 2022 begins with a computer-based test (CBT). The GATE ECE result comes in the form of a GATE score which is valid for three years from the date of announcement of results. The GATE Scorecard will have all the details of the exam such as your raw score, cutoff, the validity of the GATE scorecard, your All India Rank, etc. 

Here is a sample of the GATE Scorecard for 2019 for your convenience.


After the GATE examination, the candidates have to go through the CCMT (Centralised Counselling for M.Tech/M.Plan) process for admissions. As per the notification, the GATE score holds a weightage of 70% and 30% to the candidate’s performance in test/interview and/or academic record.

GATE EC Syllabus 2022

Understanding the syllabus of GATE ECE exam is essential for its preparation. For instance, unless you have a clear picture of the topics that would be asked in the exam, you won’t be able to prepare for it efficiently.

Here is the GATE ECE syllabus 2022.



Engineering Mathematics

Networks, Signals and Systems

Electronic Devices

Poisson and continuity equations; P-N junction, Zener diode, BJT, MOS capacitor, Energy bands in intrinsic and extrinsic silicon; Generation and recombination of carriers; Carrier transport current, drift current, mobility and resistivity; MOSFET, LED

Analog Circuits

BJTs and MOSFETs, Small signal equivalent circuits of diodes; Single-stage BJT and MOSFET Amplifiers: biasing, bias stability, mid-frequency small-signal analysis, Simple diode circuits: clipping, clamping and rectifiers


Electrostatics; Maxwell’s equations: differential and integral forms and their interpretation, boundary conditions, wave equation, Poynting vector, etc.

Digital Circuits

Number systems; Combinatorial circuits: Boolean algebra, arithmetic circuits, Karnaugh map, minimization of functions using Boolean identities logic gates and their static CMOS implementations, code converters, multiplexers, decoders and PLAs


Random processes: autocorrelation and power spectral density, properties of white noise, filtering of random signals through LTI systems; Analog communications etc

Control Systems

Basic control system components; Transient and steady-state analysis of LTI systems; Feedback principle; Transfer function; Block diagram representation; Signal flow graph; Frequency response; Routh-Hurwitz and Nyquist stability criteria, etc.


GATE ECE Admit Card 2022

GATE Admit Card can be downloaded from the official website from 15th January 2022. The GATE Electronics hall ticket is crucial to appear for the exam. 

Steps to download GATE 2022 Admit Card 

  • Visit the GOAPS, GATE official website.
  • Login using the Enrollment ID and password.
  • Download the GATE ECE admit card 2022.

The GATE ECE admit card 2022 shall include information about your GATE Examination Centre, exam date and time. You can download the admit card for the GATE ECE exam 2022 and ensure that all the mentioned details are correct. 

GATE Electronics & Communication Answer Key 2022

GATE ECE Answer Key 2022 will be released in a week from the exam date for all the GATE papers. Candidates who will appear for the GATE Electronics Exam will be able to download GATE ECE Answer Key and challenge them as well. The fee for challenging the GATE Electronics answer key is Rs. 500 per question. The candidates will have to provide valid documentary proof of the correct answer as well.

Upon validation of the GATE ECE objections raised by the candidates, the authorities will release the GATE ECE result.

GATE Electronics & Communication Engineering Result 2022

GATE ECE result 2022 will also be available on the official website in March 2022. You can download the GATE Result by entering your login credentials on the GOAPS portal. The candidates who will obtain the required cutoff marks will be able to download the GATE 2022 Scorecard. The GATE Electronics Scorecard will be given only to those candidates who will obtain the required GATE ECE Cut off marks.

GATE ECE Previous Year Cutoff

Check the previous year's GATE ECE cut-off to have a better understanding of the exam and the target score you must set. 


The previous year's GATE cut-off marks will be announced differently by each participating Institute for GATE. You can check below the previous year cut of various categories. GATE 2021 cutoff marks will be announced once the result for GATE 2021 is released online.

GATE ECE Cutoff 2021

CategoryCut off
Gen 25

GATE ECE Cut off 2020

CategoryCut off
Gen 28.8

GATE ECE Cutoff 2019

Candidates Appeared (in total)104782
Gen 26.7


How to Prepare for GATE ECE 2022 Exam?

The GATE ECE Exam preparation requires excellent guidance, good quality study material, and well though study plan. You can utilize the below-mentioned exam preparation resources and ace the upcoming examination. With regular practice for GATE 2022 through mock tests, online courses, daily quizzes, you can prepare for the GATE 2022 exam in the most effective manner.

GATE ECE Study Plan

BYJU'S Exam Prep has launched a new initiative of GATE 2022 ECE Champion Study Plan, where you can get access to the practice tests, mock tests, study notes, topic wise questions, and ask questions, clear your doubts, analyze your test performance, and interact with aspirants and experts on BYJU'S Exam Prep.

GATE Previous Year Question Paper

The smart way to prepare for GATE ECE 2022 is to solve the GATE ECE previous year question paper. GATE question papers will not only help you prepare for the GATE ECE but is also a sure-shot way to ace the examination.

GATE ECE ExamQuestion Paper PDFSolution PDF
GATE ECE 2019GATE ECE 2019 Question PaperGATE ECE 2019 Paper Solutions


Check GATE ECE notes for better preparation of electronics & communication exam. The electronics & communication engineering notes will help in achieving good marks.


Cracking GATE 2021 exam would be a target for many aspirants & it is important to prepare from the best books to reach the goal easily. Here is the list of GATE books for ECE which will be sufficient to prepare for the exam.


Analog Circuits

Microelectronic Circuits: Theory and Applications (Edition 6) by Adel S. Sedra, Kenneth C. Smith

Signals & Systems

Signals & Systems (Edition 2) by Alan V. Oppenheim, Alan S.Willsky, S.Hamid Nawab


Principles of Electromagnetics (Edition 4) by Mathew N.O. Sadiku

Control Systems

Automatic Control Systems (Edition 9) by Benjamin C. Kuo

GATE ECE Test Series

We have launched the online test series for the GATE ECE 2022 Exam to help you prepare smartly and analyze your performance to score better. Attempt a free GATE ECE mock test to get started. The BYJU'S Exam Prep GATE ECE test series 2022 includes numerous subject-wise tests and full-length tests for best practice.

GATE ECE Online Coaching 2022

Prepare with India's top faculty and subject experts online. GATE ECE 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.

GATE EC Counselling 2022

GATE ECE 2022 Counselling will begin after the declaration of GATE 2022 result and scorecard. The counselling for GATE usually begins in May.

GATE Counselling Dates 2022

The counselling dates for GATE 2022 are given below in the table. 



COAP round 1

To be Announced

COAP 2021 round 2

To be Announced

COAP round 3

To be Announced

COAP 2021 round 4

To be Announced

COAP round 5

To be Announced

COAP 2022 additional rounds

To be Announced

Apply for GATE 2022 Counselling (Active Soon)

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  • You can register for GATE 2022 Electronics and Communication (ECE) from 2nd September 2021 (Revised).

  • Yes, GATE Electronics & Communication Engineering exam is held every year.

  • The last date to apply online for GATE ECE 2022 without late fine is 28th September 2021. 

  • The GATE ECE 2022 Exam will be conducted by IIT Kharagpur in February 2022.

  • Take full length GATE ECE Mock Tests at BYJU'S Exam Prep including detailed solutions prepared by our expert mentors to give you a better exam preparation.

  • Yes, a virtual calculator is allowed in the GATE Electronics & Communication Engineering 2022 Exam.

  • As per the GATE ECE Syllabus 2022, there will be 2 sections i.e. General Aptitude and Technical, Engineering Mathematics.

  • The last date to apply for GATE 2022 is 1st October 2021 with late fine.

  • Get the detailed GATE ECE Previous Year Papers PDFs along with solutions and prepare in a smart manner to achieve a better score in the exam.

  • GATE ECE exam is conducted only once in a year.

  • Yes, GATE ECE 2022 exam is conducted only in English Language.

  • No, there is no limitation to apply for GATE 2022. However, you must fulfill the eligibility criteria for GATE..

  • We can pay the application fee for GATE ECE 2022 exam through Debit/Credit Card/Net Banking.


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