GATE 2023 Answer Key: Released, Download PDF

By : Mohit Uniyal

Updated : Feb 21, 2023, 9:37

The GATE 2023 answer keys are released on 21 February 2023 by IIT Kanpur after the conduction of the exam for all 29 disciplines. The GATE answer key is released each year after the exam for each discipline is conducted successfully. The exam conducting body releases the answer key and GATE response sheet. The answer key is released post the release of GATE response sheet.

On 21 February 2023, the GATE 2023 answer keys were made available from 4:00 pm on the official website. The authorities also released the GATE 2023 response sheet with the question papers while declaring the GATE provisional answer key. The official GATE final answer key will be released soon.

GATE 2023 Answer Key

The officials released the GATE 2023 answer key on 21 February 2023. The final answer key will be released after the candidates are done raising objections. The GATE 2023 response sheet of the candidates will also be provided by the officials so that candidates can cross-check their responses in the exam.

Candidates who appeared for the exam in 2023 could download the GATE 2023 answer key from the links provided below. These answer keys can also be used to cross-check answers of the GATE 2023 question paper that candidates are solving for the 2023 exam preparation. After evaluating the challenges made for the answer key of the GATE exam, the authorities will release the final answer key along with the result.

Candidates can directly download the answer keys from here once the officials release them:

How to Download GATE Answer Key with Solution?

The instructions to download the GATE 2023 answer key are provided below. Candidates are advised to follow these steps to securely download the answer key:

  • Visit the official site of IIT Kanpur.
  • Log in using registered credentials.
  • Now click on the branch-wise answer key to download: Click here to view GATE 2023 Question Papers and Answer Keys.
  • A PDF will appear on your computer screen.
  • Download the PDF and save it.
  • Calculate the expected score based on the GATE 2023 answer key.
  • Raise an objection in case of any discrepancies are found.

GATE 2023 Answer Key Release Date

The GATE answer key 2023 release date and other important dates related to this event are updated here so that candidates do not miss them. The GATE answer key 2023 dates are lined up just after completing the GATE exam. Know the essential dates from the table provided below:


Dates (Tentative)

GATE 2023 Exam Date

4, 5, 11, 12 February 2023

Release of GATE response sheet

15 February 2023

Release of GATE answer key 2023


21 February 2023

GATE answer key challenge date

22 - 25 February 2023

GATE result date 2023

16 March 2023

GATE Response Sheet

GATE response sheet 2023 is the officially released copy of the responses made by the candidates on the exam day across the individual questions. This GATE Response Sheet is released so that candidates can evaluate their responses with the provisional answer keys and raise a ticket if they are sure about any discrepancies in the correct answers.

The GATE response sheet is downloadable from the official website individually. The candidates even calculate the expected marks from the GATE exam with the help of a response sheet and the provisional answer key.

How to Download the GATE 2023 Response Sheet?

The steps to download the GATE 2023 response sheet are shown below.

  • Step 1: Visit the official GOAPS website to download the GATE 2023 Response sheet.
  • Step 2: Make GATE Login to the candidate portal using your GATE 2023 enrolment ID, email ID, password, and captcha code (if any).
  • Step 3: As you login into the portal, click on the tab that displays ‘View Response’.
  • Step 4: Download the response sheet and evaluate your responses in the exam.

How to Calculate Scores Using GATE 2023 Answer Key?

To calculate the GATE score with the help of the official answer key, candidates should follow the marking scheme as notified by the authorities in the official notification. We have provided the steps to calculate the GATE score. All the GATE papers are for 65 marks based on the officially released GATE Syllabus, with 100 questions comprising MCQs, MSQs, and NATs.

  • Calculate the number of correct responses made by you.
  • Calculate the incorrect responses.
  • Negative marking is applicable in the case of MCQs.

Formula to Calculate GATE Score

Check out the formula to calculate the GATE score:

Total marks in GATE exam = Total marks secured for correct response – Negative marks for wrong response

Marks Calculation for GATE 2023

As per the GATE Exam Pattern, the calculation of the marks will be done in the following manner:

  • MCQ Marks: Total marks (1 mark) + Total marks (2 marks)
  • Total marks (1 mark) = 1 x no. of correct answers – 1/3 x no. of incorrect answers
  • Total marks (2 marks) = 2 x number of correct answers - 2/3 x number of incorrect answers
  • NAT Marks: Total marks (1 mark) + Total marks (2 marks)


GATE 2023 Marking Scheme

The marking scheme for GATE 2023 for NAT and MCQ is given below.

Type of questions

Marks for the correct answer

Marks for incorrect answer

Multiple Choice Questions (MCQ)

+1 or +2 marks

-1/3 for -1 mark question

-2/3 for -2 mark question

Numerical Answer Type (NAT)

+1 or +2 marks

No Negative Marking

How to Challenge GATE Answer Key 2023?

IIT Kanpur has provided the facility to challenge the GATE answer key 2023. Candidates who will find the error in the official answer key of GATE for a particular question or more than one question can then raise an objection. This objection will be raised through a fixed channel.

The provision to challenge the GATE answer key 2023 is made available as per the date announced by the authorities. Candidates will have to pay Rs. 500 per question if they want to challenge the answer key. Further, they will also have to attach the necessary documents supporting their answer. Due marks will be allotted to the candidates in the successful objection. 

Steps to Challenge GATE 2023 Provisional Answer Key

The GATE provisional answer key can be challenged only through online mode. The steps to raise an objection against the answer key are provided below.

  • Visit the GOAPS website and enter your login details.
  • Upon successful login, you must tick the declaration and click on the ‘contest answer key’ button.
  • As you click on the link to the contest answer key, you will have the following details to be filled in:
    Section and Question Number, Justification for contesting within 500 characters, and uploading of supporting document
  • Once you have contested the "GATE 2023 answer key" challenge, click on the ‘submit' button.
  • Lastly, pay the required fee in online mode.

Importance of the GATE 2023 Answer Key

Note the following importance of the GATE 2023 answer key:

  • The official answer key helps you calculate the probable GATE score using Answer Key.
  • The expected GATE Cut off can be predicted to a good extent.
  • You get to know the correct answer for every question asked in the GATE 2023 exam.
  • It also gives you the fair opportunity to raise an objection and, based on the final answer key is released.

Benefits of GATE Answer Key 2023

Various benefits are seen in downloading the GATE answer key 2023, which are explained below:

  • Predict your score and know the approximate marks to plan your admission to various IITs and PSU.
  • Checking the GATE answer key officially helps increase transparency and reduces the chance of an unwanted penalty.
  • You can challenge/object to the GATE Answer key 2023 within the stipulated date and time and get the deserving marks.
  • You can calculate your probable score in the examination.
  • You will get to know the correct answers to every question, which will help in your preparation for the upcoming exam.

What After GATE Answer Key?

After the declaration of the GATE answer key for all the papers, the authorities released the GATE result along with the final answer key. The final answer key for GATE by IIT Kanpur will be released on the challenges made by candidates after validating them.

The experts will take all the objections for further validation and evaluation, after which they released the final answer key. These will carry final answers which will not be challenged again. The marks of the candidates will then be calculated based on this answer key. GATE Score Card thus will be released, and the final selection of the candidates will be made based on that for PSU recruitment or M.Tech courses all across the country.

FAQs on GATE 2023 Answer Key

Question 1: When will the GATE 2023 answer key be released?

Answer: The provisional answer key for the GATE exam was released on 21 February 2023. The final answer will be released soon.

Question 2: Which IIT released the GATE answer key 2023?

Answer: IIT Kanpur released the GATE answer key 2023 on its official website and GOAPS portal.

Question 3: Will the GATE response sheet be released with an answer key?

Answer: No, the response sheet and answer key are released separately. Officials released the response sheet on 15 February 2023 and provisional answer keys on 21 February 2023.

Question 4: How many times is the GATE answer key released officially?

Answer: The GATE official answer key is released twice, once provisional and later final by the authorities. The provisional answer key is released to solve the objections raised by the candidates regarding the answer keys.

Question 5: Can I raise an objection against the GATE answer key 2023?

Answer: Yes, there is a provision to raise an objection against the GATE 2023 answer key. However, you must provide validation for the answer key for which you are raising an objection.

Question 6: For how many papers will the GATE 2023 answer key be released?

Answer: The GATE 2023 answer key was released for all 29 papers/disciplines. All 29 disciplines taking part in the exam were provided provisional answer keys.

Question 7: How to calculate the GATE score with the answer key?

Answer: Candidates can learn the complete process of calculating the GATE score from BYJU's Exam Prep website. To calculate the GATE score candidates must download the provisional answer key.