Which IIT Makes the Toughest Paper for GATE?

By Himanshu Bajpai|Updated : April 30th, 2022

There is no particular IIT or any other conducting body that sets the toughest paper. The GATE exam has its own level, and every conducting body has to maintain that level while making papers for the candidates.

Applicants need to cover all the important topics from the syllabus, as you can get any type of question from different topics. Candidates can also check the GATE previous year’s question papers to get a better understanding of this topic.

IISC Banglore sets the paper very toughly. They concentrate highly on basics and in a misleading manner. Those who are perfect in basics can crack the gate paper made by IISC Banglore. The remaining IITS prepare papers moderately.

The toughest ever GATE paper held in 2016, which IIT Guwahati prepared. Different IITs are reputated for setting up a particular section to the next level. IIT Kanpur is known for setting the toughest physics paper. IIT Roorkee is known for setting the toughest maths paper.


How to Attempt the GATE 2022 Exam?

GATE 2022 exam will begin on February 5, 2022, a national-level examination that is conducted once a year. So, it creates a lot of pressure on many aspirants. That’s why Careers360’s experts have come up with some of the best tips and tricks with the help of which any candidate can clear the GATE 2022 exam in his/her first attempt.

GATE Organizing Institute Yearwise

S. No.GATE Organizing InstituteGATE Organizing Year(s)
1.Indian Institute of Technology, Madras1985, 1991, 1997, 2003, 2011,2019.
2.Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi1986, 1992, 1998, 2004, 2012,2020.
3.Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay1987, 1993, 1999, 2005, 2013, 2021.
4.Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur1988, 1994, 2000, 2006, 2014, 2022.
5.Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur1989, 1995, 2001, 2007, 2015, 2023*.
6.Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore1984, 1990, 1996, 2002, 2008, 2016.
7.Indian Institute of Technology, Roorkee2009, 2017.
8.Indian Institute of Technology, Guwahati2010, 2018.

Who Sets the GATE paper?

While checking the GATE 2022 Syllabus, candidates should understand the GATE 2022 exam pattern to know how the paper will be set and the marking scheme. IIT Kanpur, which is the organizing institute for GATE, will conduct GATE 2023 in the online mode in English.

GATE 2022 will be conducted by IIT, Kharagpur. Every year Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering (GATE) is organized by any of these 8 Institutes – the Indian Institute of Science (IISc) and 7 Indian Institutes of Technology (Bombay, Delhi, Guwahati, Kanpur, Kharagpur, Madras and Roorkee). The operation associated with the GATE examination is managed by the GATE office of the zone of the particular institute, which is going to organize the GATE examination out of 8 zones.

The zones and the corresponding administrative institutes are :

Zone-1: Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore

Zone-2: Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay

Zone-3: Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi

Zone-4: Indian Institute of Technology, Guwahati

Zone-5: Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur

Zone-6: Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur

Zone-7: Indian Institute of Technology, Madras

Zone-8: Indian Institute of Technology, Roorkee

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