GATE Mechanical Engineering (ME) 2023: Notification, Exam Date

GATE Mechanical Engineering (ME) 2023: Notification, Exam Date

ByMohit Uniyal  |  Updated on: Aug 30, 2022
GATE Mechanical Engineering 2023 registration is started. Check out the information about GATE Mechanical Engineering exam. Know GATE ME 2023 exam dates, registration, exam fee, and more.

GATE ME 2023 registration process is live now! Candidates can apply now for the GATE exam. IIT Kanpur will conduct the GATE examination for Mechanical Engineering in 2023. Therefore, a candidate who wants to apply for the GATE Mechanical Engineering 2023 exam should check the GATE  notification before applying.   

The GATE Mechanical Engineering is a National level examination. Here, we have provided some crucial details related to the exam, such as registration details, eligibility criteria, exam pattern, application fee, and much more. 

GATE Mechanical Engineering 2023 Latest News

Candidates must check out the important details of the GATE examination 2023 for Mechanical Engineering. The conducting authority, IIT Kanpur, has released the exam schedule and notification brochure for aspiring candidates on the official website. The exam is scheduled for 4, 5, 11, and 12 February 2023.

Download GATE 2023 Notification PDF

Candidates are advised to check out the important dates for the GATE Mechanical Engineering examination provided in the table below.

GATE Mechanical Engineering
EventsImportant Dates
Registration starts30 August 2022
Last date of registration (Without Late Fee)30 September 2022
Registration with late fees7 October 2022
Admit Card3 January 2023
Exam Date4, 5, 11, and 12 February 2023.
Answer Key21 February 2023
Result Declaration16 March 2023

What is GATE Mechanical Engineering Exam?

GATE Mechanical Engineering exam is a National-level entrance exam held annually. The GATE exam for Mechanical Engineering is conducted every year jointly by either of the IISc Bangalore, IIT Bombay, IIT Guwahati, IIT Kharagpur, IIT Madras, IIT Delhi, IIT Kanpur, and IIT Roorkee on a rotational basis. 

After the completion of the GATE ME exam, the GATE ME score is released by the officials which stays valid for 2 to 3 years. The applicants can use the score for admissions to Postgraduate courses such as M.Tech, MS, and Ph.D. in various IITs & IISc institutes or to get placed in various PSUs across India. Moreover, candidates can also apply for Post Graduate courses at international colleges such as Nanyang Technological University (Singapore), National University of Singapore (Singapore), Technical University of Munich (Germany), and Aachen University (Germany).

GATE Mechanical Engineering Eligibility Criteria

It is essential to know the GATE ME 2023 eligibility criteria as the exam conducting body usually makes minor changes in the eligibility each year. Here are the eligibility criteria to know before applying online for the GATE examination for Mechanical Engineering. 

  • An applicant studying in the 3rd or final year of any UG degree is eligible to appear for the examination. It follows the pattern of 10+2+3.
  • Candidates who have completed any degree program in Engineering or Technology are eligible to apply in the Mechanical Engineering discipline. 


Educational Qualification

B.E./ B.Tech./ B.Pharma

Bachelor’s degree in Engineering/ Technology (4 years after 10+2 or 3 years after B.Sc./ Diploma in Engineering/ Technology)

B. Arch.

Bachelor’s degree in Architecture

B.Sc. (Research)/B.Sc.

Bachelor’s degree in Science

M. Sc./M.A./MCA or equivalent

Master’s degree in any branch of Science/ Mathematics/Statistics/Computer Applications or Equivalent Degree

Integrated M.E/M.Tech (Post-B.Sc.)

Post-B.Sc. Integrated Master’s degree programs in Engineering / Technology (Four-year program)

Integrated M.E./M.Tech or Dual Degree (after Diploma or 10+2)

Integrated Master’s degree program or Dual Degree program in Engineering / Technology (Five-year program)

Integrated M.Sc / Integrated B.Sc.-M.Sc.

Integrated M.Sc. or Five years integrated B. Sc./M.Sc. program

Professional Society Examination (equivalent to B.E./B.Tech./B.Arch.)

B.E./B.Tech./B.Arch. Equivalent examinations of Professional Societies, recognized by MHRD/ UPSC/ AICTE (e.g., AMIE by Institution of Engineers-India, AMICE by the Institute of Civil Engineers-India)

GATE Eligibility Criteria for International Students

Candidates living in Nepal, Bangladesh, Singapore, Sri Lanka, Ethiopia, and the United Arab Emirates (UAE) were also eligible to apply for the GATE Mechanical engineering exam. However, such candidates must have completed or must be in their final year or the pre-final year of their bachelor’s degree in engineering and technology or equivalent to apply for GATE ME 2023. 

GATE Mechanical Engineering Registration 2023

IIT Kanpur will release the GATE ME 2023 application form on 30 August 2022. To apply for the GATE ME exam, candidates have to follow the following given steps:

  • Visit the official website.
  • Login to the portal.
  • Register and fill out the application form.
  • Upload required documents.
  • Payment of application fees.
  • Submit the application form.

Application Fee for GATE ME 2023

The candidates will pay the GATE ME 2023 application fee online. Therefore, the application fee for GATE ME varies as per the category of the candidates.



Fees during the extended period

Male (General, OBC, and others)

Rs. 1,700

Rs. 2,200


Rs. 850

Rs. 1,350

Women (All Category)

Rs. 850

Rs. 1,350

International Students – Dubai and Singapore

US$ 200

US$ 250

International Students – Addis Ababa, Colombo, Dhaka, and Kathmandu

US$ 100

US$ 150

GATE ME Exam Pattern 2023

The GATE Mechanical exam pattern is similar to the other disciplines in the exam. This discipline also carries 100 marks distributed among 65 questions based on the officially prescribed syllabus. According to the GATE exam pattern for Mechanical Engineering, the mode of the examination is online, and the question paper carries MCQs, MCQs, and NAT-based questions.
The detailed GATE Mechanical Engineering marks distribution is provided below.

  • General Aptitude: 15 marks 
  • Engineering Mathematics: 13 marks 
  • Mechanical Engineering: 72 marks

 Read the detailed GATE Mechanical Exam Pattern Here.

GATE Mechanical Engineering Syllabus

It is essential to understand the depth and comprehensiveness of the GATE Mechanical Engineering syllabus for the overall preparation for the exam. With ample time left to prepare for the exam, you can prepare very well with the help of the GATE syllabus for Mechanical Engineering. The GATE ME exam 2023 will be conducted in online mode.

GATE ME Syllabus


Engineering Mathematics

Linear Algebra, Calculus, Differential Equations, Complex Variables, Probability and Statistics, Numerical Methods,

Applied Mechanics and Design

Engineering Mechanics, Mechanics of Materials, Theory of Machines, Vibrations, Machine Design

Fluid Mechanics and Thermal Sciences

Fluid Mechanics, Heat-Transfer, Thermodynamics, Applications.

Materials, Manufacturing, and Industrial Engineerings

Engineering Materials, Casting, Forming and Joining Processes, Machining and Machine Tool Operations, Metrology and Inspection, Computer Integrated Manufacturing, Production Planning, and Control, Inventory Control, Operations Research


How to Prepare for GATE ME 2023?

Candidates require ample time to prepare for the GATE Mechanical Engineering exam. Thus, candidates must utilize the time most effectively to prepare themselves for the GATE ME 2023 exam. In addition, candidates must have the best study materials and resources available to excel in the country's most competitive exam for higher education and good job prospects. Check out the critical GATE ME Preparation Tips 2023.

GATE Mechanical Engineering Study Notes

Check the best GATE Mechanical Engineering notes for better preparation for the exam. In addition, the Mechanical Engineering notes will help in achieving high scores. We have provided the notes for all individual sections in the GATE ME syllabus.

GATE Mechanical Subjects Study Notes

Engineering Material


Engineering Mechanics


Fl uid Mechanics

Engineering Mathematics

Heat Transfer

General Aptitude

Machine Design

Strength of Materials

Theory of Machines


GATE ME Study Plan

BYJU'S Exam Prep has released a new GATE Mechanical Engineering Champion Study Plan initiative, where you can access the latest practice tests, mock tests, important study notes, and topic-wise questions. You can ask questions, clear your doubts, analyze your test performance, and interact with aspirants and experts on BYJU'S Exam Prep.

GATE Mechanical Engineering Books

It is essential to widen their knowledge if candidates wish to crack the GATE examination for Mechanical Engineering. Therefore, we have shared below the best books for GATE ME that will help you to prepare for the upcoming exam. 

GATE Mechanical Engineering



Thermal Science

Engineering Thermodynamics by P.K. Nag

Fluid Mechanics

Introduction to Fluid Mechanics & Fluid Machines by S. K. Som

Strength of Materials

Strength of Materials by Dr. B.C. Punmia, Ashok Kumar Jain, Arun Kumar Jain


Production Technology by R.K. Jain

Heat Transfer

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

Engineering Mechanics & Engineering Material

Engineering Mechanics by S. Timoshenko, D.H. Young, J.V. Rao, Sukumar Pati

Machine Design

Design of Machine Elements by V Bhandari

Engineering Mathematics

Higher Engineering Mathematics by B. S. Grewal


Quantitative Aptitude For Competitive Examinations by R.S. Aggarwal

To make your preparation swift, we have listed the best books to prepare for the GATE Mechanical Engineering exam.

GATE Mechanical Online Test Series

We have launched the online test series for the GATE Mechanical Engineering exam. You can go through the link to access the different packages.

GATE ME Admit Card 2023

Applicants can download the GATE ME admit card from the official website from 3 January 2023. The GATE Mechanical Engineering admit card will be available on the official website. To download the admit card, candidates must log in with their application number/ email ID and date of birth. 

GATE Mechanical Engineering Result

The GATE ME result 2023 will be released on the GOAPS portal of the candidate who filled the application form. The GATE ME 2023 result will be released within one month after the successful completion of the examination. GATE ME results in 2023, and the scorecard will be released on the same day. BYJUS Exam Prep will update the direct link to check the GATE Mechanical Engineering result, which will be updated once the exam is held and the answer key is released.

GATE Mechanical Engineering Cutoff

The GATE ME cut-off marks will be released differently by different institutes, and, the score will be distinctive for different streams of the examination. The GATE cut-off for Mechanical Engineering marks will help you to know the minimum marks that you need to get the scorecard to be eligible to get admission for higher studies. Meanwhile, you can check out the previous year's cut-off for the years 2022, 2021, and 2020 provided below.


General/ EWS















GATE ME Previous Year Question Paper

To channel your exam preparation, solve the previous year's GATE Mechanical question paper. Solving the GATE ME previous year question papers will help you to understand the exam pattern and the trend. Moreover, you must make sure to do a thorough analysis of every question and find your weak areas after solving the GATE question papers. This will give you an overview of the entire question paper such as the level of difficulty, paper pattern, important sections, and much more.

GATE Mechanical Counseling 2023

GATE ME Counselling is the last step of the GATE Exam, where the candidates are allotted the institute for higher studies through COAP. COAP is a common platform for registered candidates to choose admission into an M.Tech. Program in the participating Institutes or job offers from participating Public Sector Units (PSUs). The portal will be available soon after the GATE ME result 2023.

GATE Mechanical Engineering Books

We have provided a list of books required by candidates to prepare for the GATE Mechanical Engineering examination. Candidates can check the recommended books for the GATE ME exam to reach their goals effectively. 

Book NameAuthor
Engineering ThermodynamicsP. K. Nag
Theory of MachinesS. S. Rattan
Production TechnologyR. K. Jain
Materials Science And Engineering I. P. Singh
Engineering MathematicsR. K. Rajput
Design of Machine ElementsV. Bhandari


  • GATE ME notification 2023 was released by IIT Kanpur on 29th July 2022. The organizing committee releases the official notification on their website and candidates will be able to download the notification in pdf format.

  • IIT Kanpur will release the GATE ME eligibility criteria for candidates to know if they could apply for the exam. Candidates in the 3rd year/ final year or who completed the 4 year graduation course in the Mechanical Engineering field can apply for the same.

  • GATE Mechanical Engineering scorecard is used for the purpose of getting admission into the M.Tech course in IITs/ NITs and other premier Indian institutions of India. Moreover, the score is also used for getting a job in an Indian PSU. 

  • Yes, some foreign universities like the Nanyang Technological University (NTU), National University of Singapore (NUS), Technical University of Germany, and other renowned universities accept GATE Mechanical Engineering scores for the admission of the candidates in their institution.

  • According to the Mechanical Engineering exam pattern, there will be a total of 65 questions that carry 100 marks. The question paper will have questions of three types- MCQ, MSQ, and NAT-based questions. 

  • The GATE ME syllabus has three major parts:

    • General Aptitude
    • Engineering Mathematics
    • Core Mechanical Engineering topics
  • GATE Mechanical Engineering result 2023 will be released after the successful conduction of the examination. The scorecard will be released along with the result. Candidates can download the result as well after logging in with their login credentials.

    • The best books to prepare for the GATE examination of Mechanical Engineering are provided below.

      • Design of Machine Elements- V Bhandari
      • Engineering Mathematics- R. K. Rajput
      • Theory of Machines- S. S. Rattan
  • The GATE Mechanical Engineering examination will be conducted by IIT Kanpur. Every year this exam is conducted by 7 IITs (Bombay, Delhi, Kanpur, Guwahati, Kharagpur, Madras, and Roorkee), and IISc Bangalore.