GATE Instrumentation Engineering 2023: Notification, Exam Date, Registration

GATE Instrumentation Engineering 2023: Notification, Exam Date, Registration

ByAina Parasher  |  Updated on: Aug 30, 2022
IIT Kanpur has released the GATE IN registration link. Apply now! Go through the GATE IN exam dates 2023, notification, registration, fee, new subjects, eligibility criteria and more.

GATE Instrumentation Engineering 2023 registration process is started by IIT Kanpur. The application form can now be filled out by the candidates for the GATE IN exam. The notification brochure will carry all the information regarding the commencement of the GATE Instrumentation Engineering 2023 exam. The direct link to download the answer key is available in the below sections. Further, here we have provided the details on the GATE IN exam schedule, exam pattern, eligibility, online application, and much more.

Authorities have released the GATE 2023 exam dates. The GATE IN exam will be conducted on one of the following dates: 4, 5, 11, and 12 February 2023. Get the latest updates for the GATE IN exam 2023 here. Know the syllabus, important dates, exam patterns, new changes introduce, important books, preparation tips, previous year's question paper, cut-off, and more!

GATE IN 2023 Latest Updates

GATE IN 2023 registration can now be done. Find out the details related to the GATE IN application form filling process here:

GATE IN 2023 Apply Online

IIT Kanpur released the notification of the GATE Instrumentation Engineering 2023 exam. The GATE Instrumentation Engineering exam 2023 will be conducted on any one of the following dates- 4, 5, 11, or 12 February 2023.

Further, we have provided the GATE IN 2023 notification brochure containing important information for aspiring candidates.

GATE 2023 Notification PDF

GATE Instrumentation Engineering 2023 Highlights

The extensive information on the GATE Instrumentation Engineering 2023 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:

GATE Full Form

Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering

Organizing Body

IIT Kanpur

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 2023 Important Dates

The concerned authorities released the GATE IN 2023 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 IN Important Dates 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 Application Process

7 October 2022 

Modifications in GATE 2023 Application

4 to 11 November 2022

GATE 2023 Admit Card Release Date

3 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 


16 March 2023 

Availability of Score Card 

21 March 2023

GATE Instrumentation Engineering Application Form

IIT Kanpur will commence the application process for GATE IN 2023 on the official website soon after the release of the official notification. Candidates will be able to apply online for the GATE IN 2023 exam only through the GOAPS official website by filling in the required details and uploading their documents. 

How to apply for the GATE Instrumentation Engineering?

Aspirants have to apply for the exam through the online portal only. Filling up the application form can be confusing for the candidates; hence, we have provided brief information regarding filling out the GATE IN application form. Candidates should follow the steps given below to understand how to apply online for the GATE IN exam.

  • Register on the official website.
  • Fill out 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 2023

The GATE Instrumentation Engineering application fee details along with the category of the candidates and late fees is mentioned below. Here, we have provided the category-wise application fee along with the late fees.


Application Fees 

Late Fees 

SC/ ST/ PwD (per paper)

INR 850

INR 1350

Female (per paper)

INR 850

INR 1350

Other candidates (including International Applicants) (per paper)

INR 1700

INR 2200

GATE IN 2023 Eligibility Criteria

GATE IN eligibility criteria will be released by IIT Kanpur. 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 2023 eligibility criteria given below:

  • Nationality- Candidates residing in India or out of the country are eligible to sit for GATE IN 2023.
  • 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.

GATE IN 2023 Education Qualification

The GATE IN eligibility criteria for educational qualification along with the expected year of completion of the qualifying degree for Indian Nationals is mentioned below. As per the official notification, new changes have been made to 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 2023 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 2023 examination.
  • There is no age limit to apply for the GATE IN examination. Candidates from any group can apply for the examination.

GATE IN Eligibility Criteria 2023 for International Candidates

The GATE IN eligibility requirements 2023 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 2023.
  • 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 2023.
  • Duration of the Program- Candidates need to complete their courses with a duration of 3 years to be eligible for GATE IN 2023.

GATE Instrumentation Engineering Syllabus 2023

The GATE IN syllabus 2023 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, 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; 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; 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), 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-; 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 2023

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 2023 will be released along with the detailed brochure. The exam was 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. The duration of the exam is 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

72% of the total marks

GATE Instrumentation Engineering 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. Here, we have provided the topics, sub-topics along with the number of questions asked from that topic in the GATE 2023 exam for the candidates to provide a general idea about the important topics of the GATE IN syllabus 2023.

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 2023

The GATE IN Admit Card will be released prior to the examination, by the exam conducting authority (IIT Kanpur). Thus, the candidates who applied successfully for the exam will be able to download the GATE IN admit card 2023 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 2023?

The aspiring candidates were able download the GATE IN admit card 2023 by following the below mentioned steps:

  • Step 1: Visit the official website of IIT Kanpur.
  • 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 2023

GATE IN 2023 result will be announced by IIT Kanpur on their official website after the successful completion of the examination. 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 2023?

Based on this result, candidates will be able to take admissions to the M.Tech courses and get offers for various PSU recruitments. Candidates should follow the below-mentioned steps to check the GATE Instrumentation Engineering result 2023. 

  • 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

The GATE IN Cut-off 2023 will be released along with the declaration of the result. Candidates can take a look at the GATE IN cutoff for the years 2022, 2021 and 2020.

Paper Code

GATE IN Cut-off 2022

GATE IN Cut-off 2021

GATE IN Cut-off 2020




















GATE IN Counseling Dates

The GATE IN Counseling 2023 will be conducted 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 2023 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 2023 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 Kanpur, there is no age limit for appearing in the GATE Instrumentation Engineering exam. Candidates can enroll and appear in the exam whenever they want. After completing Graduation, a candidate can pursue M.Tech whenever they want based on the GATE Instrumentation Engineering eligibility criteria 2023.

  • 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 2023 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%