GATE Exam is an online CBT(Computer Based Test) exam nationally conducted every year. The GATE 2024 exam for 29 disciplines will be conducted on the 3, 4, 10, and 11 February 2024. The GATE result 2024 will be declared in the second week of March.
The GATE Exam is conducted in 219 cities for 29 disciplines. The exam is conducted by Indian Institute of Sciences, Bangalore this year. Every year, the exam is administered by either of the following institutes: IISc Bangalore, IIT Bombay, IIT Delhi, IIT Kanpur, IIT Guwahati, IIT Kharagpur, IIT Madras, and IIT Roorkee, on a rotational basis. There were 29 papers for the GATE examination in 2023 instead of 27 papers (old).
GATE Exam Questions - May 17
In this section, we have compiled a set of questions on May 17th for upcoming GATE exam, which can help you evaluate your preparation and identify your strengths and weaknesses:
- Question 1: In a reverse curve, the superelevation is zero at
- Question 2: What is the degree of reaction of the turbine when the enthalpy drop through the fixed blade under isentropic conditions is twice that of the enthalpy drop through the moving blade under isentropic conditions?
- Question 3: What is the total energy consumption of a 100W electric bulb after running for two hours?
- Question 4: How does the value of rπ change for a transistor with a nominal quiescent collector current of 1.2 mA, a range of β values from 80 to 120, and a change in quiescent collector current of ±10 percent? The thermal voltage is given as VT = 0.0259.
- Question 5: How much space is required for an optimal binary search tree using dynamic programming?
Answer: 1) At the point of reverse curvature, 2) R = 0.33, 3) 200Wh, 4) 1.56 kΩ ≤ rπ < 2.88 kΩ, 5) O(n2)
What is GATE Exam?
GATE Exam is an engineering entrance exam conducted at the national level for admission into Master's Programs, recruitment in PSUs, and other career choices. In 2023, 29 disciplines took part in the examination. It is conducted online only; even registration is done online. In this exam, candidates can even opt for 2 different subjects per the given guidelines by the officials.
GATE Full Form: Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering.
GATE Exam is For
Here are a few important points for candidates to know about the exam and what it is 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 for admission, 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 also be used to apply for jobs in PSUs, Central Government, and GOI Organizations, as well as in Private institutions.
- The GATE exam score can be used to get various fellowships such as GATE JRF by CSIR.
Who will Conduct the GATE Exam?
The GATE 2024 session will be conducted by IISc Bangalore.
Note: GATE score remains valid for 3 years for joining an M.Tech. program from the date of release of the result. For government jobs, GATE Score will remain valid for 1 year only. Detailed descriptions of opportunities are provided here: "Opportunities After GATE Exam."
IISc Bangalore will release the GATE 2024 exam notification soon. Last year, IIT Kanpur released the official link to apply online for the GATE 2023 exam on 30 August 2022. The GATE exam is decided to be conducted on the weekends of the first two weeks of February each year.
GATE Exam Highlights
Check out some vital highlights below:
- GATE Exam Level: National
- Language: English
- Mode of Application for GATE exam: Online
- Exam Mode: Online
- Total Discipline: 29
- Exam Duration: 3 Hours
- Questions: MSQ/MCQ/NAT
- Number of Exam Cities: 219 cities
- Participating Colleges: 1072
GATE Exam Conducting Authorities
IISc Bangalore is going to conduct the upcoming session of the exam. IIT Kanpur conducted the GATE 2023 exam. IIT Kharagpur has conducted the 2022 session of the GATE exam. The last time IISc Bangalore conducted the exam in 2016.
GATE Exam Administered By?
Every year GATE exam is administered by any one of the 8 following organizing institutes: IIT Delhi, IIT Madras, IIT Guwahati, IIT Roorkee, IIT Kanpur, IIT Kharagpur, IIT Bombay & IISc Bangalore. Check out all the organizing institutes of the various year exams:
GATE Exam Conducting Authorities
What is New in GATE Exam?
In the previous sessions of the GATE exam, National Coordination Board (NCB) made some significant changes. There was an introduction of two new papers: Marine Engineering & Naval Architecture (NM) as one paper, and Geomatics Engineering (GE) as the other. Hence, there are now 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. Small changes were seen in the syllabus and exam fee as well.
The other significant changes:
- Eligibility criteria improved.
- The reservation Quota for EWS changed.
- The thumb impression requirement for the registration was removed.
New Exam Centres Added to GATE Exam
In 2023, 23 new exam cities were added hence adding a good number of exam centers to the list. In the GATE 2022 session, many new exam centers were included. Places like Shirdi, Latur, Akola, and Dhule were made available for the students.
List of Papers with Their Code
According to the latest addition to the GATE exam, there are 29 disciplines. Each discipline, along with its codes, is mentioned in the table provided below:
The GATE exam date calendar in 2023 was announced by IIT Kanpur. Candidates can check the schedule by referring to the table shown below to get an idea of the tentative dates of the new sessions of the exam.
GATE 2023 Registration Start Date (without late fee)
30 August 2022
Registration Last Date (without late fee)
30 September 2022
Closing Date of Extended for Application Process(without late fee)
7 October 2022
Closing Date of Extended for Application Process(with late fee)
16 October 2022
Modifications in Application Form
27 October 2022
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
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 Exam Schedule
The entire schedule of the last year's GATE exam is shown in the image given below. The exam for CE was conducted in two separate sessions and the rest of the discipline's exams were conducted in a single session only. Exams of all 29 branches were conducted on 4 different days in two sessions each day:
The GATE application process is conducted in the GOAPS portal. The fresh registration process will start soon. Candidates must note that GATE registration was accepted online only through the GOAPS portal or official website.
GATE Exam Login
The candidates had to register themselves to be eligible for the GATE Exam 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 application form:
- Visit GOAPS's official site and register.
- Once registration is completed, candidates need to visit the GATE Login corner.
- Fill up the application form.
- Upload the required documents, like photographs, signatures, etc.
- Make the payment of exam fees as per the categorical requirements.
- 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:
- Candidate's name, date of birth, mobile number, and parent's name.
- Residential Address for Communication with an area PIN code.
- Degree scanned with a size under 10-300 kb in pdf format.
- 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 signature and photograph of size 5-200 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.
A detailed description of the application fee, which candidates had to submit during the entire registration process, is given in the table shown below. Candidates had to pay the GATE application fee online only.
On or Before the Last Date
During the Extended Period
For Examination Centres in India
SC/ST/PwD* category candidates
All other candidates
For Examination Centres outside India (All Candidates)
Addis Ababa, Colombo, Dhaka, and Kathmandu
Dubai and Singapore
Candidates must know the GATE exam eligibility criteria before applying for the exam. The eligibility criteria for the exam carry educational qualification, age limit, and passing percentage. The candidates who possess the following criteria are eligible to appear in GATE.
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 examination.
- BE/B. Tech/B. Pharma
- 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, candidates must have a minimum qualification of 10+2+3. In the final year of graduation, candidates can apply for the GATE entrance examination.
No minimum pass percentage criteria are defined to apply for the exam.
There is no age limit defined to apply for the GATE exam. Candidates of any age, falling under the eligibility criteria can appear for the exam.
Candidates with Indian nationality can apply. Candidates from Nepal, Bangladesh, Singapore, Sri Lanka, Ethiopia, and the United Arab Emirates are eligible for the GATE.
GATE Eligibility Criteria for International Students
Foreign candidates are also allowed to sit for the exam. 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. Countries that are considered eligible for the exam are:
- Sri Lanka,
- Ethiopia, and
Combination of Two Papers in GATE
Candidates can now select two papers for the GATE exam. Officials released the combination of two papers. A list of all the papers which can be combined in the exam are:
|First Paper||Second Paper||First Paper||Second Paper|
|AE||CE, ME, XE||AG||CE|
|AR||CE, GE||BM||BT, IN|
AE, AG, AR, ES, GE, NM, XE
|CH||ES, PE, XE||CS|
|CY||XE, XL||EC||CS, EE, IN, PH|
|EE||EC, IN, PH||ES||CE, CH, GE|
|MA||CS, PH, ST||ME|
|PI||ME, XE||ST||CS, MA, XH|
|XE||AE, CE, CH, CY, ME, MT, PH, PI||XH||ST|
|XL||BT, CY, EY||--||--|
The GATE exam pattern comprises Multiple-choice questions (MCQs), Multiple Select Questions (MSQ), and Numerical Answer Type (NAT) questions. There is a negative marking allotted for wrong answers only in the multiple-choice questions. Let us check the critical aspects related to the GATE exam pattern in the table below:
3 hours (180 minutes)
Number of Subjects/Papers
General Aptitude (GA) and Candidate's Selected Subject(s)
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
Marks Distribution for AR, CY, EY, GG, MA, PH, XH, and XL
General Aptitude(15 Marks) + Subject Questions(85 Marks),
Total: 100 marks
Multiple Choice Questions (MCQ), Multiple Select Questions (MSQ), Numerical Answer Type (NAT) Questions
- For MCQs carrying 1 mark: 1/3 mark will be deducted for every wrong answer. i.e. 0.33 marks for 1 mark questions,
- For MCQs carrying 2 marks: the 2/3 mark will be deducted for every incorrect response. i.e. 0.66 marks will be deducted for questions carrying 2 marks.
- Multiple Select Question (MSQ) and Numerical Answer Type (NAT) Questions have no negative marking.
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.
The organizing authority issues the GATE admit card to the applicants. Candidates required GOAPS Enrollment ID and password to download the admit card.
Steps to Download GATE Admit Card
- Visit the official GATE 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.
GATE Exam 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 previous year question papers to kick start GATE preparation in the right direction. We've provided the GATE previous year's question papers downloadable in PDF format with their solution and answer keys to be used during preparation.
GATE Question Papers with Solutions
Check the GATE 2022 question papers and the solutions for all critical branches below:
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 various branches. All the test series pack comes with one free mock test. Candidates can start practicing with the latest GATE mock tests:
Also, Check: GATE Online Coaching
GATE Exam Books
Candidates planning to appear for the GATE exam must know the best books to prepare for the examination. Here, we have compiled the list of GATE books for CSE, CE, ME, EE, and ECE and their authors in the table shown below:
GATE ME Books
GATE Book Name
Fundamentals of Engineering Heat and Mass Transfer by R.C. Sachdeva
Design of Machine Elements by V Bhandari
Higher Engineering Mathematics by B. S. Grewal
Industrial Engineering and Management by O. P. Khanna
Engineering Thermodynamics by P.K. Nag
GATE CE Books
Higher Engineering Mathematics (Edition 43) by
Strength of Materials
Strength of Materials (Edition 2) by
Design Of Steel Structures
Design of Steel Structures (Edition 3) by
Highway Engineering by S.K.Khanna, C.E.G.Justo
Fundamental Structural Analysis (Edition 3) by
Engineering Hydrology (Edition 4) by
Irrigation Engineering and Hydraulic Structures (Edition 1) by S K Garg
GATE EE Books
Power Electronics (Edition 5) by P.S.Bimbhra
Control Systems Engineering (Edition 5) by I.J.Nagrath, M. Gopal
Electrical Machinery (Edition 7) by P. S. Bimbhra
Engineering Electromagnetics (Edition 8) by William H Hayt, John A Buck
GATE CSE Books
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 & Computer Design (Edition 1) by M. Morris Mano
GATE ECE Books
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
Automatic Control Systems (Edition 9) by Benjamin C. Kuo
GATE Exam Answer Key
Candidates can access the branch-wise answer keys from the link provided below:
GATE exam results are declared in the month of March each year for all 29 disciplines. The GATE result is announced after the release of the final answer keys. The result carried the rank and marks of the candidates.
The GATE scorecard will be released in the month of March as well after the result declaration. Candidates with a valid GATE score can download their GATE scorecard from the official GATE website. 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 counseling process of IIT, NITs, or PSU recruitment.
The officials also release the GATE cutoff along with the result. The following cutoff marks shown below will help you estimate the cutoff for next year. 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 to know the cutoff for 2021/ 2020/ 2019/ 2018/ 2017/ 2016.
GATE CE Cut Off Marks 2022
|Unreserved||OBC-NCL||SC/ ST/ PWD|
GATE ME Cut Off for 2022
|Unreserved||OBC-NCL||SC/ ST/ PWD|
GATE ECE 2022 Cut Off
|Unreserved||OBC-NCL||SC/ ST/ PWD|
CS Cut-off Marks for GATE 2022
EE Cut-off Marks for GATE 2022
The GATE counseling process will start for qualified candidates in the month of May. Candidates must register for the counseling process, which is done separately by the participating institutions. Centralized counseling, 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 Paper Analysis
The GATE paper analysis for various branches is done by the expert faculty of BYJU's Exam Prep. Check out the 2023 analysis and memory-based questions to analyze your performance in the exam:
GATE 2023 Paper Analysis
GATE Exam Official Details
Zone-wise email ID and Phone number:
|Zone||E-mail ID||Phone Number|
|Indian Institute of Technology Bombay||gate office @ iitb.ac.in||022-25767068|
|Indian Institute of Science Bangalore||gate @ gate.iisc.ac.in||080-22932392|
|Indian Institute of Technology Delhi||gate @ admin.iitd.ac.in||011-26591749|
|Indian Institute of Technology Guwahati||gate @ iitg.ac.in||0361-2582751|
|Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur||gate @ iitk.ac.in||0512-2597412|
|Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur||gateonline @ adm.iitkgp.ac.in||03222-282091|
|Indian Institute of Technology Madras||gate @ iitm.ac.in||044-22578200|
|Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee||gate @ iitr.ac.in||01332-284531|