GATE Instrumentation Engineering 2022: Score Card, Exam Date, Registration, Fee, Apply Online, Eligibility, Pattern

GATE Instrumentation Engineering 2022: Score Card, Exam Date, Registration, Fee, Apply Online, Eligibility, Pattern

ByHimanshu Verma  |  Updated on: Mar 9, 2022GATE IN 2022 Answer Key is released! Get the direct link to download the GATE Instrumentation Engineering 2022 Answer Key. Check the GATE IN eligibility criteria, exam dates, application fee, exam pattern, syllabus etc.
GATE IN 2022 Answer Key is released! Get the direct link to download the GATE Instrumentation Engineering 2022 Answer Key. Check the GATE IN eligibility criteria, exam dates, application fee, exam pattern, syllabus etc.
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IIT Kharagpur has released the GATE Instrumentation Engineering 2022 score card on 21 March 2022. The exam was scheduled for 6th February 2022 and the Answer key was released on 21st February for all the candidates who appeared in the examination. The direct link to download the answer key is available in the sections provided below. Further, here we have provided the details on the GATE IN exam schedule, exam timing, eligibility, online application, and a lot more.

Get the latest updates for the GATE IN exam 2022 here. Know the syllabus, important dates, exam pattern, new changes introduce, important books, preparation tips, previous year question paper, cut-off, and more!

Important Dates
GATE IN Exam Date 2022  -Feb 6, 2022

GATE IN 2022 Latest Updates

The conducting authority released the GATE IN score card on 21 March 2022. Candidates can use their login credentials to download their response sheets. IIT Kharagpur also released the GATE IN admit card on 15th January 2022 on its official website. The GATE Instrumentation Engineering Exam Schedule 2022 was released on the official site The exam took place on 6th February 2022.  GATE 2022 result has been released on the official website. To check the GATE result 2022 follow the link provided below:

GATE 2022 result has been released on the official website. To check the GATE result 2022 follow the link provided below:

GATE IN Result 2022

Candidates aspiring to give the GATE IN 2022 Exam can have a look at the details given below.

GATE IN 2022 Schedule


GATE IN 2022 Highlights

The extensive information on the GATE Instrumentation Engineering 2022 is given here so that you do not encounter any difficulties when studying for the recruitment exam. Candidates can take a look at the table given below to have the GATE IN Highlights 2022:

GATE Full Form

Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering

Organizing Body

IIT Kharagpur

Exam Level

All India Level

Mode of Application


Mode of exam

Computer-based Test (Online)

Exam Frequency

Once a year

Exam Duration

3 hours (180 minutes)

Number of Questions

10 (GA) + 55 (subject)= 65

Question Type


Number of Exam Centers

206 in India and 6 abroad

GATE Instrumentation Engineering 2022 Exam Dates

The concerned authorities released the GATE IN 2022 exam dates as well as the online application date in the official notification. The other important dates for the examination are provided below in the table.

GATE 2022 Events

Exam Dates

GATE IN 2022 Notification Release

July 31, 2021

GATE IN 2022 Application Form Release

August 30, 2021

Last Day to Fill GATE IN 2022 Application Form (without late fee)

September 24, 2021

GATE IN 2022 Form Correction (without late fee)

October 26, 2021 to November 1, 2021

GATE IN Admit Card Release

January 3, 2022

GATE IN 2022 Exam Dates

February 6, 2022

GATE IN 2022 Result Declaration

March 16, 2022

Release of GATE IN 2022 Score Card (without any fee)

March 21, 2021, to May 31, 2021

GATE IN 2022 Eligibility Criteria

GATE IN Eligibility Criteria 2022 is released by IIT Kharagpur. It includes details about the education qualification, age limit, nationality, number of attempts, and year of graduation. Candidates can take a look at the GATE IN 2022 eligibility criteria given below:

  • Nationality- Candidates residing in India or out of the country are eligible to sit for GATE IN 2022.
  • Age Limit- There is no maximum age limit to appear in the test. Candidates of any age can apply for the exam.
  • Number of Attempts- Candidates can appear in this exam as many times as they want.

Education Qualification for GATE IN 2022

The GATE IN eligibility criteria for educational qualification along with the expected year of completion of the qualifying degree for Indian Nationals is mentioned in the table below: As per the official notification, new changes have been made in the GATE IN Eligibility Criteria.

  • An applicant studying in the 3rd or higher years of any UG degree is eligible to appear for the examination.
  • Also, candidates who have completed any degree program in Engineering / Technology / Architecture / Science / Commerce / Arts are eligible to apply.
  • There is no restriction on the nationality for the GATE IN 2022 examination. Candidates of any nationality can opt for the exam and choose their centres accordingly.
  • There is no upper age limit to appear for the GATE IN 2022 examination.
  • There is no age limit to apply for the GATE IN Examination 2022. Candidates from any group can apply for the examination.

GATE IN Eligibility Criteria 2022 for International Candidates

The GATE IN eligibility requirements 2022 for International candidates is mentioned below.

  • Nationality- Candidates with the Nationality of Bangladesh, Ethiopia, Nepal, Singapore, Sri Lanka, and the United Arab Emirates are eligible for GATE IN 2022.
  • Academic Qualification- For admission, candidates must qualify a Bachelor’s Degree in the stream of Engineering or a Master’s Degree in Instrumentation Engineering.
  • Age Criteria- From any age, applicants are eligible to apply for GATE IN 2022.
  • Duration of the Program- Candidates need to complete their courses with a duration of 3 years to be eligible for GATE IN 2022.

GATE Instrumentation Engineering Application Form

IIT Kharagpur commenced the application form correction for GATE IN 2022 on the official website, from 1st November 2021. Candidates applied online for the GATE IN 2022 exam only through the GOAPS official website by filling in the required details and uploading their documents. 

How to apply for the GATE IN exam?

Candidates should follow the steps given below to understand how to apply online for the GATE IN exam.

  • Register on the official website
  • Fill the complete GATE IN Application Form
  • Upload the Required Documents
  • Pay GATE IN Application Fee 
  • Accept Declaration and Submit the Application form.

GATE IN Application Fee 2022 

The GATE Instrumentation Engineering application fee details along with the category of the candidates and late fees is mentioned below.


Fees (Aug 30 to Sept 24)

Late Fees (Sept 25 to Oct 1)

SC/ ST/ PwD (per paper)

INR 750

INR 1250

Female (per paper)

INR 750

INR 1250

Other candidates (including International Applicants) (per paper)

INR 1500

INR 2000

GATE Instrumentation Engineering Syllabus 2022

The GATE IN Syllabus 2022 for the different sections namely, Engineering Mathematics, Electricity & Magnetism, Electrical Circuits and Machines, Signals and Systems, Control Systems, Analog Electronics, Digital Electronics, Measurements, Sensors & Industrial Instrumentation, Communication and Optical Instrumentation, and General Aptitude is given below:

  • Engineering Mathematics- Linear Algebra: Matrix algebra, systems of linear equations, consistency and rank, Eigenvalues and Eigenvectors; Calculus: Mean value theorems, theorems of integral calculus, partial derivatives, maxima and minima, multiple integrals, Fourier series, vector identities, line, surface and volume integrals, Stokes, Gauss and Green’s theorems; Differential equations: First order equation (linear and nonlinear), second order linear differential equations with constant coefficients, method of variation of parameters, Cauchy’s and Euler’s equations, initial and boundary value problems, solution of partial differential equations: variable separable method; Analysis of complex variables: Analytic functions, Cauchy’s integral theorem and integral formula, Taylor’s and Laurent’s series, residue theorem, solution of integrals; Probability and Statistics: Sampling theorems, conditional probability, mean, median, mode, standard deviation and variance; random variables: discrete and continuous distributions: normal, Poisson and binomial distributions; Numerical Methods: Matrix inversion, solutions of nonlinear algebraic equations, iterative methods for solving differential equations, numerical integration, regression and correlation analysis.

  • Electricity and Magnetism- Coulomb's Law, Electric Field Intensity, Electric Flux Density, Gauss's Law, Divergence, Electric field and potential due to point, line, plane and spherical charge distributions, Effect of dielectric medium, Capacitance of simple configurations, Biot‐Savart’s law, Ampere’s law, Curl, Faraday’s law, Lorentz force, Inductance, Magnetomotive force, Reluctance, Magnetic circuits, Self and Mutual inductance of simple configurations.

  • Electrical Circuits and Machines- Voltage and current sources: independent, dependent, ideal and practical; v-i relationships of resistor, inductor, mutual inductance and capacitor; transient analysis of RLC circuits with dc excitation, Kirchoff’s laws, mesh and nodal analysis, superposition, Thevenin, Norton, maximum power transfer and reciprocity theorems, Peak-, average- and rms values of ac quantities; apparent-, active- and reactive powers; phasor analysis, impedance and admittance; series and parallel resonance, locus diagrams, realization of basic filters with R, L and C elements. transient analysis of RLC circuits with ac excitation, One-port and two-port networks, driving point impedance and admittance, open-, and short circuit parameters, Single phase transformer: equivalent circuit, phasor diagram, open circuit and short circuit tests, regulation and efficiency; Three phase induction motors: principle of operation, types, performance, torque-speed characteristics, no-load and blocked rotor tests, equivalent circuit, starting and speed control; Types of losses and efficiency calculations of electric machines.
  • Signals and Systems- Periodic, aperiodic and impulse signals; Laplace, Fourier and z-transforms; transfer function, frequency response of first and second order linear time invariant systems, impulse response of systems; convolution, correlation. Discrete time system: impulse response, frequency response, pulse transfer function; DFT and FFT; basics of IIR and FIR filters.
  • Control Systems- Feedback principles, signal flow graphs, transient response, steady-state-errors, Bode plot, phase and gain margins, Routh and Nyquist criteria, root loci, design of lead, lag and lead-lag compensators, state-space representation of systems; time-delay systems; mechanical, hydraulic and pneumatic system components, synchro pair, servo and stepper motors, servo valves; on-off, P, P-I, P-I-D, cascade, feedforward, and ratio controllers.
  • Analog Electronics- Characteristics and applications of diode, Zener diode, BJT and MOSFET; small signal analysis of transistor circuits, feedback amplifiers. Characteristics of operational amplifiers; applications of op amps: difference amplifier, adder, subtractor, integrator, differentiator, instrumentation amplifier, precision rectifier, active filters and other circuits. Oscillators, signal generators, voltage controlled oscillators and phase locked loop.
  • Digital Electronics- Combinational logic circuits, minimization of Boolean functions. IC families: TTL and CMOS. Arithmetic circuits, comparators, Schmitt trigger, multi-vibrators, sequential circuits, flip flops, shift registers, timers and counters; sample-and-hold circuit, multiplexer, analog-to digital (successive approximation, integrating, flash and sigma-delta) and digital-to analog converters (weighted R, R-2R ladder and current steering logic) and Characteristics of ADC/ DAC. 
  • Measurements- SI units, systematic and random errors in measurement, expression of uncertainty - accuracy and precision index, propagation of errors. PMMC, MI and dynamometer type instruments; dc potentiometer; bridges for measurement of R, L and C, Q-meter. Measurement of voltage, current and power in single and three phase circuits; ac and dc current probes; true rms meters, voltage and current scaling, instrument transformers, timer/counter, time, phase and frequency measurements, digital voltmeter, digital multimeter; oscilloscope, shielding and grounding.
  • Sensors & Industrial Instrumentation- Resistive-, capacitive-, inductive-, piezoelectric-, Hall effect sensors and associated signal conditioning circuits; transducers for industrial instrumentation: displacement (linear and angular), velocity, acceleration, force, torque, vibration, shock, pressure (including low pressure), flow (differential pressure, variable area, electromagnetic, ultrasonic, turbine and open channel flow meters) temperature (thermocouple, bolometer, RTD (3/4 wire), thermistor, pyrometer and semiconductor); liquid level, pH, conductivity and viscosity measurement.
  • Communication and Optical Instrumentation- Amplitude- and frequency modulation and demodulation; Shannon's sampling theorem, pulse code modulation; frequency and time division multiplexing, amplitude-, phase-, frequency-, pulse shift keying for digital modulation; optical sources and detectors: LED, laser, photo-diode, light dependent resistor and their characteristics; interferometer: applications in metrology; basics of fiber optic sensing.
  • General Aptitude- English grammar; Sentence completion, Instructions; Verbal analogies, Word groups; Critical reasoning, Verbal deduction, Numerical computation; Numerical reasoning; Numerical estimation; Data interpretation. 

GATE IN Exam Pattern 2022

It is essential to understand the GATE Instrumentation Engineering exam pattern and selection process. The details of selection criteria and exam pattern are given below. The GATE IN exam pattern 2022 has been released along with the detailed brochure. The exam was 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 exam was 180 minutes. The sectional weightage is mentioned below. 


Total Marks

General Aptitude

15% of the total marks

Engineering Mathematics

13% of the total marks

Core Discipline- Instrumentation Engineering

  • Electricity and Magnetism
  • Electrical Circuits and Machines
  • Signals and Systems
  • Control Systems
  • Analog Electronics
  • Digital Electronics
  • Measurements
  • Sensors and Industrial Instrumentation

72% of the total marks



GATE IN Topic-wise Weightage

The GATE Instrumentation Engineering topic- wise weightage along with the number of questions asked in the exam is given below in detail. 

IN Topics


Number of Questions

Sub-Topics Covered

General Aptitude




Engineering Mathematics



Complex variable Probability density, limit, Determinant function

Network Theory




Digital Circuits



ATOD or D/A converter, flash type ADC, multiplexer

Signals and Systems



Laplace transformer, Basic properties of signal

Control Systems



Time response Analysis




AC, bridge

Analog Circuits



Application of op-amp amplifier








Pressure measurement, temperature measurement, resistive, capacitive and inductive transducer

Optical Instrumentation



Laser, optical fiber, interferometer

Process Control



PID controller

GATE IN Admit Card 2022

The GATE IN 2022 Admit Card was released on 15th January 2022, by the exam conducting authority (IIT Kharagpur). Thus, the candidates who applied successfully for the exam were able to download the GATE IN 2022 Admit Card from the official GOAPS portal or the official website of the exam conducting body by entering the application ID and password to download the admit card. 

How to download the GATE IN Admit card 2022?

The aspiring candidates were able download the GATE IN Admit Card 2022 by following the below mentioned steps:

  • Step 1: Visit the official website
  • Step 2: Enter your Enrollment ID and Password and click Submit.
  • Step 3: Click on the link available to download the GATE IN Admit Card
  • Step 4: Download and take a coloured printout of the document.

GATE Instrumentation Engineering Result 2022

GATE IN 2022 Result is announced by IIT Kharagpur on their official website on 16 March 2022. Candidates can view their results by entering their Enrolment ID or registered Email ID and GOAPS password. The GATE Instrumentation Engineering Result will contain scores, qualifying marks, All India Rank, and more. Only the aspirants who have qualified in the GATE IN Exam would gain access to download their score-card. GATE IN scorecard will remain valid for three years.

How to Check GATE IN Result 2022?

Candidates should follow the below-mentioned steps to check the GATE Instrumentation Engineering Result 2022. 

  • Visit the official website.
  • Go to the results page and click on Result.
  • GOAPS portal appears.
  • Fill in the login details on the portal.
  • Click on the submit tab.
  • Click on the results section.
  • The required Result will be displayed on the screen

GATE Instrumentation Engineering Cut-off 2022

The GATE IN Cut-off 2022 will be released along with the declaration of the result. Candidates can take a look at the GATE IN Previous Year Cutoff for the years 2021 and 2020.

Paper Code

GATE IN Cut-off 2021

GATE IN Cut-off 2020

For General


For SC/ ST/ PwD

For General


For SC/ ST/ PwD










GATE IN Counseling Dates

The GATE IN Counseling 2022 will be conducted by IIT Delhi for GATE-qualified candidates to get offers from PSUs or choose Master's programme institutes. There will be rounds as per the availability of seats for allocation of the candidates. Candidates will be able to “Accept and Freeze”, “Retain and Wait”, “Reject and Wait” and “Reject” for seat allotment. Let us now check the important dates given in the table below:



Round 1

4th week of May

Round 2

1st week of June

Round 3

2nd week of June

Round 4

3rd week of June

Round 5

3rd week of June


  • The GATE Instrumentation Engineering Exam Pattern 2022 consists of questions from the following three sections- General Aptitude, Engineering Mathematics, and Instrumentation Engineering. Out of which 72% weightage is given to the Instrumentation Engineering section, 15% to the General Aptitude section, and other 13% to the Engineering Mathematics section.

  • The GATE IN Syllabus 2022 consists of the following sections- Engineering Mathematics, Electricity & Magnetism, Electrical Circuits and Machines, Signals and Systems, Control Systems, Analog Electronics, Digital Electronics, Measurements, Sensors & Industrial Instrumentation, Communication and Optical Instrumentation, and General Aptitude.

  •  According to the conducting authority IIT Kharagpur, there is no age limit for appearing in the GATE Instrumentation Engineering 2022 exam. Candidates can enroll and appear in the exam whenever they want. After completing Graduation, a candidate can pursue M.Tech whenever they want.

  • The section-wise weightage of the GATE IN Exam is as follows:

    • General Aptitude- 15%
    • Engineering Mathematics- 13%
    • Instrumentation Engineering- 72%
  • The best books to prepare well for the GATE Instrumentation Engineering Syllabus 2022 are:

    • Engineering Circuit Analysis- Jack E. Kemmerly
    • Signals and Systems- Hwei P HSU
    • Automatic Control System- Benjamin C Kuo
  • The topics with highest weightage in the GATE IN Exam are:

    • General Aptitude- 15%
    • Measurements- 12%
    • Engineering Mathematics- 11%
    • Digital Circuits- 8%
    • Signals and Systems- 8%