GATE 2023: Exam Date, Application, Notification, Latest Information

By : Mohit Uniyal

Updated : Jan 9, 2023, 22:02

The GATE Exam Admit Card was released on 9 January 2023. The GATE 2023 exam mock tests are released by the officials. The session-wise distribution for all 29 disciplines has been released and can be checked in the coming sections. The exam notification was released by the conducting authority (IIT Kanpur), along with the official brochure, registration date, and application form dates. The GATE Exam will be conducted on the 4th, 5th, 11th, and 12th of February 2023 for 29 disciplines across India.

GATE 2022 was conducted by the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Kharagpur at the national level in India. Every year, the GATE exam is administered by either IISc Bangalore, IIT Bombay, IIT Delhi, IIT Kanpur, IIT Guwahati, IIT Kharagpur, IIT Madras, and IIT Roorkee on a rotational basis. GATE full form is the Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering. There will be 29 papers for the GATE 2023 examination instead of 27 papers (old) available as options for admission to IITs, NITs, and other Centrally Funded Technical Institutions (CFTIs) in India.

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GATE 2023 Exam Latest News

Check out the latest updates on GATE 2023 here as and when notified by the officials:

  • The release of GATE admit card was released on 9 January 2023.
  • GATE mock test papers are released, the 2022 papers that allowed candidates to know real-life situations.
  • The entire GATE exam schedule was released on 28 November 2022.
  • The modification window on the GATE application will be open on 8 November 2022.
  • The GATE exam registration is closed.
  • The last date to make corrections to the application form was 27 October 2022.
  • Registration with a late fee for the exam was started on 8 October 2022 and was open till 16 October 2022.
  • The registration process without a late fee was open until 7 October 2022.
  • The GATE exam registration process started on 30 August 2022.
  • According to the latest information, 23 New exam cities have been added by IIT Kanpur. The GATE exam will now be conducted in 219 cities.
  • The officials announced an updated combination of two papers in the GATE 2023 exam.

GATE 2023 Last Date

The GATE 2023 last date to update the registration form was 27 October 2022. The date to register without any additional fee was 7 October 2022, whereas after that, till 16 October 2022, candidates had to pay a late fee. The normal registration dates were extended from 4 October to 7 October 2022. It is to be known that the GATE 2023 last date with the late fee is also changed from 7 October 2022 to 16 October 2022.

What is GATE Exam?

GATE Exam is a national-level engineering entrance exam for admission into Master's Programs, recruitment in PSUs, and other career choices. In 2023, 29 disciplines will take part in the examination. The GATE exam is conducted online only; even registration is done online. In the GATE exam, candidates can even opt for 2 different subjects per the given guidelines by the officials.

GATE Exam Full Form

GATE full form is the Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering. It is a test to check the aptitude of the graduates.

Why Appear in GATE Exam?

Here are a few important points for candidates to know why it is important to appear in the GATE exam and what is GATE exam used for:

  • With the GATE exam score, you can get admission to Master of Engineering (M.E.)/Master of Technology (M.Tech) courses and Ph.D. Programs at various IITs, NITs, IISc, GFTIs, and other reputed Universities.
  • Moreover, scores obtained in the GATE exam are also considered by several foreign universities as well such as the Nanyang Technological University (Singapore), National University of Singapore (Singapore), Technical University of Munich (Germany), and Aachen University (Germany), etc.
  • GATE score can be used to apply for prestigious jobs in PSUs, Central Government, and GOI Organizations, as well as in the Private Sector.
  • If you pass the GATE exam, you can join a state- or national-level university/college to pursue higher studies like M.Tech through GATE. You will be given a scholarship of Rs. 12,400 every month until the completion of two years of your course.
  • GATE score remains valid for 3 years for joining an M.Tech. program from the date of release of the result. Detailed descriptions of opportunities after the GATE Exam are provided herein "Opportunities After GATE Exam."
  • For government jobs, your GATE Score will remain valid for the current year.
  • The GATE exam score can be used to get fellowships like GATE JRF by CSIR.

GATE 2023 Exam Notification

IIT Kanpur released the official link to apply online for the GATE 2023 exam on 30 August 2022 for candidates planning to appear for the upcoming exam. The GATE exam is decided to be conducted on the weekends of the first two weeks of February 2023(i.e., 4, 5, 11, and 12). Candidates can download the GATE 2023 notification PDF from here.

GATE Exam 2023 Highlights

Check out some vital GATE 2023 exam highlights below:

  • GATE exam conducting authority (2023)- IIT Kanpur
  • Exam Level- National
  • GATE Exam Language- English
  • Mode of Application- Online
  • GATE Exam Mode- Online
  • Total Disciplines- 29
  • GATE Exam Dates- 4, 5, 11, and 12 February 2023
  • Question Papers Type- MSQ/MCQ/NAT
  • Exam Cities- 219 cities
  • Participating Colleges- 1072
  • GATE Exam Duration- 3 Hours

GATE Exam Conducting Authorities

IIT Kanpur will conduct GATE 2023. IIT Kharagpur conducted the 2022 session of the GATE exam. The last time IIT Kanpur conducted the GATE exam was in 2015. 

GATE Exam Administered By?

Every year GATE exam is administered by any one of the 8 following organizing institutes on a rotational basis: IIT Delhi, IIT Madras, IIT Guwahati, IIT Roorkee, IIT Kanpur, IIT Kharagpur, IIT Bombay & IISc Bangalore.

The 2021 session of the GATE exam was organized by IIT Bombay, while IIT Delhi organized the previous session to that. Check out all the organizing institutes of the various year exams:

GATE Exam Conducting Authorities


Organizing Institute


Organizing Institute


IIT Kanpur


IIT Roorkee


IIT Kharagpur


IISc Bangalore


IIT Bombay


IIT Kanpur


IIT Delhi


IIT Kharagpur


IIT Madras


IIT Bombay


IIT Guwahati


IIT Delhi


IIT Roorkee


IIT Madras


IISc Bangalore


IISc Banglore


IIT Kanpur


IIT Kanpur


IIT Kharagpur


IIT Kharagpur


IIT Bombay


IIT Bombay


IIT Delhi


IIT Delhi


IIT Madras


IIT Madras

What is New in GATE Exam?

In the previous session of the GATE exam, National Coordination Board (NCB) made some significant changes. There was an introduction of two new papers for the GATE exam. Two New Papers for the GATE Exam: Marine Engineering & Naval Architecture (NM) as one of the papers, and Geomatics Engineering (GE). Hence there will be a total of 29 papers in the GATE exam. Further, there was an increase in the number of exam centers for the exam as well.

New Exam Centres Added to GATE Exam

In the GATE 2022 session, many new exam centers have been included. Places like Shirdi, Latur, Akola, and Dhule will be available for the students to select as exam centers.

The other significant GATE exam changes:

  • One or Two subject papers allowed: Two Paper combinations have to be chosen from the given list of combinations of papers. The final allotment of TWO papers will still be subject to the availability of infrastructure and dates.
  • Changes in exam pattern: The detailed changes in the exam pattern are mentioned below. A new pattern of questions has been added. An entirely Computer Based Test (CBT) will be held for GATE.
  • Changes in the subject syllabus: Students must note all the changes in the GATE syllabus mentioned below.
  • Depending on travel restrictions, officials may have removed exam centers in International cities.
  • Eligibility criteria are relaxed: Applicants currently in the 3rd or higher years of any undergraduate degree program are now eligible to appear for the GATE 2023 examination.
  • Reservation Quota for EWS Candidates: Previous year, the Government announced a 10% reservation quota for Economically Weaker Section (EWS or GEN-EWS) candidates who want to participate in the GATE exams.
  • Thumb Impression: Candidates are no more required to upload their thumb impression while submitting the GATE online application form.
  • Virtual Calculator: Candidates will be given the virtual calculator at the time of the GATE exam. Candidates with Scientific Calculators are not allowed to enter the exam hall.

List of GATE Exam Papers with Their Code

According to the latest addition to the GATE exam, there will be 29 disciplines. Each discipline, along with its codes, is mentioned in the table provided below:

GATE Exam Papers and Their Codes





Aerospace Engineering


Petroleum Engineering


Agricultural Engineering


Geology and Geophysics


Architecture and Planning


Instrumentation Engineering




Life Sciences


Biomedical Engineering




GATE Civil Engineering


GATE Mechanical Engineering


Chemical Engineering


Mining Engineering


GATE Computer Science & Information Technology


Metallurgical Engineering






GATE Electronics and Communication Engineering


Production and Industrial Engineering


GATE Electrical Engineering


Textile Engineering & Fibre Science


Engineering Sciences


Ecology and Evolution


Humanities and Social Sciences




Geomatics Engineering


Environmental Science and Engineering


Naval Architecture and Marine



GATE Exam Date 2023

The GATE exam date 2023 calendar has been announced. Candidates can check the schedule given in the GATE 2023 notification by referring to the table below.

GATE Exam Date 2023

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 2023 Application Process (without late fee)

7 October 2022

Closing Date of Extended GATE 2023 Application Process (with late fee)


16 October 2022

Modifications in GATE 2023 Application

27 October 2022

GATE 2023 Admit Card Release Date

9 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

Challenges for Answer Key

22 February 2023 to 25 February 2023


16 March 2023

Availability of Score Card

21 March 2023

GATE 2023 Exam Schedule

The entire schedule of the GATE exam is shown in the image given below. Exams of all 29 branches are going to be conducted on the 4 different days in two sessions each day in the following way: 

GATE 2023 Exam Schedule

GATE 2023 Registration

The GATE 2023 application process is closed now; candidates can no longer register in the GOAPS portal. The fresh registration process started on 30 August 2022 and ended on 16 October 2022. Candidates must note that GATE registration was accepted online only through the GOAPS portal or official website.

GATE Exam 2023 Login

The candidates had to register themselves to be eligible for the GATE Exam 2023 Login process. Log in to the official website lead to the filling out of the detailed GATE application form or any correction on it.

How to Fill GATE Application Form?

Check out the essential steps given below to fill GATE exam form:

  • Visit GOAPS's official site and register.
  • Once registration is completed, candidates need to open a window for GATE Login.
  • Fill up the GATE application form.
  • Upload the required documents, like photographs and signatures.
  • Make the payment of GATE exam fees.
  • Click on the submit button.

Documents Required(Indian Candidates)

Here is the list of documents and information required to fill out the application form for the GATE exam 2023:

  • Your name, your date of birth, your mobile number, your parent's name, and your parent's mobile number.
  • Residential Address for Communication with an area PIN code.
  • Degree scanned with a size under 10-300 kb in pdf format (upload only one page of anyone document)
  • For Engineering Degree course completion certificate/provisional certificate/8th Semester mark sheet/7th-semester mark sheet/6th-semester mark sheet/Pre or final year mark sheet in case of integrated degree/AMIE and Completed one section/Provisional Certificate Letter.
  • For Science Degree course completion certificate/provisional certificate/4th Semester mark sheet/3rd-semester mark sheet/2nd-semester mark sheet/1st-year mark sheet/Pre-final year mark sheet in case of integrated degree/Provisional Certificate Letter.
  • College address with a PIN code
  • Choice of GATE exam cities
  • Scanned image of the thumb impression of size 2-150 kb in jpeg/jpg
  • Scanned image of your photograph of size 5-200 kb in jpeg/jpg
  • Scanned image of your signature of size 5-150 kb in jpeg/jpg
  • Scanned copy of Category/PwD Certificate (if applicable) in size 10-300 kb in pdf
  • ID Proof: Passport/PAN Card/Voter ID/Aadhaar UID/Driving License/College ID/Employee ID card
  • Bank details for application fees

What is the Fee for the GATE Exam?

The application fee for the GATE exam for different categories is given below in the table. You must pay the GATE application fee online only before the closing date. If you pay the exam fee for GATE 2023 after the application closing date, you will have to pay the fee along with the fine.

GATE 2023 Fee

A detailed description of the GATE 2023 application fee, which candidates must submit during the entire registration process, is given in the table shown below:


On or Before the Last Date

(7 October 2022)

During the Extended Period

(8 October 2022- 16 October 2022)

For Examination Centres in India

Female candidates

₹ 850

₹ 1350

SC/ST/PwD* category candidates

₹ 850

₹ 1350

All other candidates

₹ 1700

₹ 2200

For Examination Centres outside India (All Candidates)

Addis Ababa, Colombo, Dhaka, and Kathmandu

US$ 100

US$ 150

Dubai and Singapore

US$ 200

US$ 250

GATE Exam Eligibility

Candidates must know the GATE exam eligibility criteria before applying for the exam. The eligibility criteria for the GATE 2023 exam carry educational qualification, age limit, and passing percentage. The candidates who possess the following criteria are eligible to appear in GATE.

Educational Qualification

To apply for the GATE entrance exam, a candidate must possess either of the mentioned qualification(s). However, the educational qualification has been relaxed for the exam. The students studying in the 3rd or final years of any undergraduate degree are now eligible for the examination. Also, students who have already completed any degree program approved by the Government in Engineering, Technology, Architecture, Science, Commerce, or Arts are eligible to appear for the GATE 2023 examination.

  • BE/B. Tech/B. Pharma
  • B.Arch
  • B.Sc (Research)/B.S
  • Professional Society Examination (equivalent to B.E./B. Tech/B. Arch)
  • M.Sc./M.A./MCA or equivalent
  • Integrated M.E/M.Tech (Post – B.Sc)
  • Integrated M.Sc./Integrated B.S-M.S
  • Integrated M.E./M.Tech or Dual Degree (after Diploma or 10+2)

According to the revised GATE eligibility criteria, you must have a minimum qualification of 10+2+3. In the final year of graduation, candidates can apply for the GATE entrance examination.

Candidates pursuing or have passed their graduation in either Engineering, Technology, Architecture, Science, Commerce, or Arts in a relevant discipline can apply for the course.

Pass Percentage

No minimum pass percentage criteria are defined to apply for the GATE exam 2023.

Age Limit

There is no age limit defined to apply for the GATE exam 2023.


You should have Indian nationality to apply for GATE 2023. Candidates from Nepal, Bangladesh, Singapore, Sri Lanka, Ethiopia, and the United Arab Emirates are eligible for the GATE.

GATE Eligibility Criteria for International Students

Candidates living in Nepal, Bangladesh, Singapore, Sri Lanka, Ethiopia, and the United Arab Emirates can apply for GATE. Candidates from these countries must have completed or be in their final year or the pre-final year of their bachelor's degree in engineering and technology or equivalent.

GATE 2023 Combination of Two Papers

Candidates can now select two papers for the GATE exam 2023. A list of all the papers which can be combined in GATE 2023 are:

First PaperSecond PaperFirst PaperSecond Paper

GATE Exam Pattern

The GATE exam pattern comprises Multiple-choice questions (MCQs), Multiple Select Questions (MSQ), and Numerical Answer Type (NAT) questions. There is a negative marking for the multiple-choice questions, while no marks will be deducted for the numerical answer type questions. Let us check the critical aspects related to the GATE exam pattern in the table below:



GATE Exam Duration

3 hours (180 minutes)

Number of Subjects/Papers

29 (Increased from 27)


General Aptitude (GA) and Candidate's Selected Subject

Number of Questions

65 questions

(General Aptitude: 10 Questions

Core Subjects: 55 Questions)

Distribution of Marks in all Papers

Except for papers AR, CY, EY, GG, MA, PH,

XH and XL

General Aptitude(15 Marks) + Engineering Mathematics(13 Marks) + Subject Questions(72 Marks) =
Total: 100 Marks

Questions Type

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

Marks Distribution in papers AR, CY, EY, GG, MA, PH, XH, and XL is different: General Aptitudeis of 15 Marks and Subject Questions of 85 Marks, making a total of 100 marks.

Marking Scheme:

  1. For MCQs carrying 1 mark: 1/3 mark will be deducted for every wrong answer.
  2. For MCQs carrying 2 marks: the 2/3 mark will be deducted for every incorrect response.
  3. Multiple Select Question (MSQ) and Numerical Answer Type (NAT) Questions have no negative marking.

1/3 marks will be deducted for the wrong answers, i.e. (0.33) marks for 1 mark questions, and (0.66) marks will be deducted for questions carrying 2 marks. No mark will be deducted for the wrong answer to NAT questions.

GATE Syllabus

We have provided the branch-wise GATE syllabus for CE, ME, CS, EC, and EE branches. Please note that the GATE Syllabus of all subject papers has been revised, and students must thoroughly review the syllabus before preparing.

GATE Exam Admit Card 2023

The GATE admit card download link is available on the official website. The post-release of the admit card is to resolve any discrepancies in the candidates' personal information mentioned in the admit card. The GATE organizing authority, IIT Kanpur, issued the GATE 2023 admit card for the applicants. You need GOAPS Enrollment ID and password to download your GATE admit card. Make sure you carry your admit card at the exam hall; without the admit card, entry to the exam hall is strictly prohibited.

Steps to Download GATE 2023 Admit Card

  • Visit the official GATE 2023 website
  • Enter the enrollment number and password.
  • Click on GATE Login.
  • Click on the GATE admit card download link.
  • Admit cards will be downloaded in pdf format.
  • Save it and take a printout to be carried while appearing for the exam.

GATE Exam 2023 Preparation

Candidates preparing for the upcoming exam should check the best GATE notes to improve their scores in the exam. Check branch-wise study notes:

GATE Question Papers

You can get branch-wise GATE previous year question papers to kick start GATE preparation in the right direction. We've combined the GATE question papers exam in PDF form with their solution and answer key, and you can use them during your GATE exam preparation.

GATE Question Papers with Solutions

Check the GATE 2022 question papers and the solutions for all critical branches below.

GATE Paper (Branch)

GATE 2022 Question Paper

GATE Mechanical Engineering (ME)

GATE ME Shift 1 Questions & Solution

GATE ME Shift 2 Questions & Solutions

GATE Electronics & Communication Engineering (ECE)

GATE EC Questions & Solutions

GATE Electrical Engineering (EE)

GATE EE Questions & Solutions

GATE Civil Engineering (CE)

GATE CE Shift 1 Questions & Solutions

GATE CE Shift 2 Questions & Solutions

GATE Computer Sci. & Engineering (CSE)

GATE CS Questions & Solutions

You can check the detailed question papers list for all Branches here.

GATE Mock Test Series

To ace your GATE preparation, BYJU'S Exam Prep brings the best online GATE test series for GATE Mechanical, GATE Civil, Electronics, Electrical, & GATE CSE branches. All the test series pack comes with one free mock test. You can perform the online subscription below and start practicing the latest GATE mock test prepared GATE toppers.

Also, Check: GATE Online Coaching

GATE Exam Books

Candidates planning to appear for the GATE exam 2023 must know the best books for GATE to prepare themselves for the GATE online examination. Thus, we have compiled the list of GATE books for CSE, CE, ME, EE, and ECE and their authors to ensure that you prepare for the best.



GATE Book Name

Heat Transfer

Fundamentals of Engineering Heat and Mass Transfer by R.C. Sachdeva

Machine Design

Design of Machine Elements by V Bhandari

Engineering Mathematics

Higher Engineering Mathematics by B. S. Grewal

Industrial Engineering

Industrial Engineering and Management by O. P. Khanna

Thermal Science

Engineering Thermodynamics by P.K. Nag


Engineering Mathematics

Higher Engineering Mathematics (Edition 43) by

B.S. Grewal

Strength of Materials

Strength of Materials (Edition 2) by

U.C Jindal

Design Of Steel Structures

Design of Steel Structures (Edition 3) by

S.K Duggal

Highway Engineering

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

Structural Analysis

Fundamental Structural Analysis (Edition 3) by


Engineering Hydrology

Engineering Hydrology (Edition 4) by

K Subramanya

Irrigation Engineering

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


Power Electronics

Power Electronics (Edition 5) by P.S.Bimbhra

Control Systems

Control Systems Engineering (Edition 5) by I.J.Nagrath, M. Gopal

Electrical Machines

Electrical Machinery (Edition 7) by P. S. Bimbhra

Electromagnetic Fields

Engineering Electromagnetics (Edition 8) by William H Hayt, John A Buck


Computer Networks

Computer Networking: A Top-Down Approach (Edition 6) by James F. Kurose, Keith W. Ross


Database System Concepts (Edition 6) by Silberschatz, Sudarshan, Korth


Introduction to Algorithms (Edition 3) by Thomas H. Cormen, Charles E. Leiserson, Ronald L. Rivest, Clifford Stein

Digital Logic

Digital Logic & Computer Design (Edition 1) by M. Morris Mano


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 Result

GATE 2023 results will be declared on 16 March 2023 after the commencement of the exam. The GATE result will be announced after the release of the final answer keys.
Candidates with a valid GATE score can download their GATE scorecard from the official GATE website. Please note that the eligibility of your GATE scorecard is Three (3) years from the date of the GATE result.

GATE Cut Off 2023

The officials will release the GATE cutoff of 2023 along with the result. The following cutoff marks will help you estimate the cutoff for next year, and accordingly, you can target the preparation to qualify for the GATE 2023 exam.

Check out the GATE cutoff 2022 of a few disciplines to estimate the expected cutoff of the upcoming exam. You can also go through our GATE cutoff 2019/ 2018/ 2017/ 2016 article here.

GATE CE Cut Off Marks 2022

UnreservedOBC-NCLSC/ ST/ PWD

GATE ME Cut Off for 2022

UnreservedOBC-NCLSC/ ST/ PWD

GATE ECE 2022 Cut Off

UnreservedOBC-NCLSC/ ST/ PWD

CS Cut-off Marks for GATE 2022


EE Cut-off Marks for GATE 2022


GATE Score Card 2023

GATE scorecard 2023 will be released on 21 March 2023 after the result declaration. Scorecards are only released for those students who have successfully cleared the GATE cutoff marks. Candidates can download the same and present it for the counselling process of IIT, NITs, or PSU recruitment processes.

GATE Counseling 2023

The GATE counseling 2023 process will start for qualified candidates in May 2023. Candidates must register for the counseling process, which is done separately by the participating institutions. Centralized counseling, called CCMT (Centralized Counseling for M. Tech/M. Plan), is conducted to get admission to IIT, NIT, and other government institutes. The IITs conduct their counseling for admission in M.Tech courses, and the other state-level universities conduct their counseling for admissions.

GATE Exam Official Details

Contact Info of IIT Kanpur:

  • 0512 259 6962
  • 0512 259 6963


Organizing Chair, GATE 2023
GATE-JAM Office IIT Kanpur
Uttar Pradesh, India - 208016

Zone-wise email ID and Phone number:

ZoneE-mail IDPhone Number
Indian Institute of Technology Bombay

gateoffice @
Indian Institute of Science Bangalore

gate @
Indian Institute of Technology Delhi

gate @
Indian Institute of Technology Guwahati

gate @
Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur

gate @
Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur

gateonline @
Indian Institute of Technology Madras

gate @
Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee

gate @

Social Media handles:

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  • The GATE exam full form is the Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering examination. It is a national level examination conducted by IISc Bangalore and & IITs for the selection of candidates in Post-Graduate courses, Fellowship programs, or PSUs’ recruitments.

  • IIT Kanpur will conduct the GATE 2023. GATE exam is conducted by any one of the following institutes:

    7 IITs(Bombay, Delhi, Kanpur, Guwahati, Kharagpur, Madras, and Roorkee) + IISc Bangalore. GATE 2022 was conducted by IIT Kharagpur.

  • There is no limit to attempts defined by the officials for GATE 2023 sessions. Candidates can attempt the GATE exam any number of times irrespective of their age as well. Candidates are required to fall under the educational eligibility criteria to do so.

  • The GATE entrance exam is conducted once a year. It is conducted each year for Indian nationals as well as for foreign candidates to get admission in the Post-Graduate programs in the reputed organizations and to get recruited in PSUs.

  • There is no age limit set for the candidates. Candidates of any age can sit for the GATE exam irrespective of their age and can attempt the exam any number of times. The age limit does not fall in the eligibility criteria of the GATE exam.

  • To apply for the GATE 2023 exam, you should have BE/B.Tech/B.Pharma/B.Arch/B.Sc (Research)/B.S Professional Society Examination/M.Sc./M.A./MCA or equivalent/Integrated M.E/M.Tech/Integrated M.Sc./Integrated B.S-M.S/Integrated M.E./M.Tech or Dual Degree.

  • According to the eligibility criteria, there is no minimum CGPA required to appear for the GATE exam. Candidates with pending backlogs can sit for the exam if they fall under the educational eligibility criteria of the exam.

  • Students from BCA backgrounds are not eligible for this exam. Students falling under the following courses are eligible to apply for the exam:

    BE/B.Tech/B.Sc (Research)/B.S Professional Society Examination/B.Pharma/B.Arch//MCA/ M.Sc./M.A.or equivalent/Integrated M.E/M.Tech/Integrated M.E./M.Tech or Dual Degree/Integrated M.Sc./Integrated B.S-M.S.

    Check out the important books for the preparation of the GATE exam for different branches of the examination:

  • Candidates in the final year of MCA are eligible for the GATE exam. Candidates can check out the GATE eligibility criteria to know more about their eligibility.

  • GATE exam is conducted to get admission to postgraduate programs in Indian institutions of higher education. GATE exam is conducted jointly by IISc and 7 IITs on behalf of the National Coordination Board-GATE, Department of Higher Education, Ministry of Human Resource Development, GOI.

  • The GATE registration number is the special alphanumeric digits you receive after successfully filling up the registration form. It will further be used to generate the Enrollment ID and login into the GOAPS portal.

  • Yes, according to the latest addition in the eligibility criteria, candidates in the 3rd year of the 4 year graduation course are also eligible to appear for the GATE exam.

  • There is no limit for candidates to appear for the GATE exam. As age limit and the number of attempts are not determining factors for the selection of candidates to sit in the GATE exam.

  • Attempt GATE Mock Tests presented by the best faculty of BYJU'S Exam Prep to help you enhance your exam preparation and score better in the GATE examination.

  • Candidates achieving ranks under 200 is considered a good rank in GATE exam for admission in IITs. In order to get placed in PSUs, candidates shall acquire ranks under 100. For admission in NITs, a rank under 300 is also considered good enough.

  • Yes, GATE score is valid for three years but only for the admission in IITS and NITS. For PSU recruitment, GATE score is valid for maximum 2 years, depending upon the PSU. Generally only 1 year of GATE score is considered valid for PSU recruitment.

  • The GATE 2023 application process will start on 30 August 2022. Officials have released the date of the start of the registration process on the official notification PDF. Candidates will be able to apply from the official website only.

  • Yes, the GATE exam pattern carries negative marking if attempted wrong only for selective types of questions. Only the MCQ based questions will carry the negative marks if attempted wrong. The NAT and MCQ based questions will not carry any negative marking.

  • Candidates can apply for the GATE 2023 exam from 30 August 2022. The login link will be active for all candidates. Candidates will have to register themselves first before filling out the application form. Essential documents are to be uploaded online to prove the exam eligibility.

  • The GATE 2023 exam dates have been released. The exam dates are February 4, 5, 11 and 12, 2023. IIT Kanpur released the official notification on July 27, 2022. Candidates can review the notification on the official website.

  • GATE 2023 Application Fee has been increased from the previous year. The application fee for the GATE exam for various categories is given below.

    • Female candidates- ₹ 850
    • SC/ ST/ PwD- ₹ 850
    • All other candidates- ₹ 1700
  • Candidates can apply for 2 different papers in the GATE exam. The selection of the two papers can only be made within the given “two-paper combination” by the officials. 

  • No, the officials can only appear for the set session by the given date and time slot. No session change is allowed after the release of the admit card.

  • Yes, candidates can change their GATE exam papers after submitting the application form. The late fee will be offered after the last date, whereas candidates can only change the papers till 11th November 2022.

  • Yes, the category change can be done till 11th November 2022, with late fees after the last date of filling out the application form.

  • No, the physical calculator can not be used during the exam. Candidates are provided with the on-screen calculator. Before sitting for the exam, it is advised to be accustomed to the GATE virtual calculator.

  • The GATE 2023 last date to fill out the application form and registration is 7 October 2022. Earlier it was extended from 30 September to 4 October 2022.