GATE 2022 | Everything about the Examination that you should know.

GATE 2022 | Everything about the Exam that you should know.

GATE Exam

GATE 2022 stands for Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering (GATE) for year 2022. It is an examination conducted jointly by the IISc and seven IITs on behalf of MHRD, Govt. of India for the admission of various Post Graduate (M.E., M. Tech., M.S.) and Doctoral programs in IISc and IITs.

Along with IITs and IISc, the admission into regional colleges i.e. NITs are also done through GATE score. Besides IITs and NITs, all the government colleges and private colleges all across the country mandates the GATE score for the above-mentioned courses.

Apart from admission into reputed colleges, the GATE score is also the part of recruitment process of many of the Public Sector Undertaking Companies (PSUs). A few such organizations are: Bharat Heavy Electricals Limited (BHEL), Gas Authority of India Limited (GAIL), Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL), Indian Oil Corporation Limited (IOCL), National Thermal Power Corporation (NTPC), Nuclear Power Corporation of India Limited (NPCIL), Oil and Natural Gas Corporation (ONGC) and Power Grid Corporation of India.

The successful GATE candidates are offered with a monthly stipend during the Post Graduate or Doctoral course from Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD), Govt. of India.

GATE 2022

Every year GATE examination is conducted in the month of February. This year the organizing Institute for GATE 2022 is Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur.

Tentative Dates for GATE 2022

5th, 6th, 12th and 13th February 2022

Important Dates for GATE 2022

DateActivity
2nd September 2021Online Application Process Opens
24th September 2021Closing Date of REGULAR online registration/ application process
1st October 2021Closing Date of EXTENDED online registration/ application process
26th October 2021Display of Defective Applications to rectify
1st November 2021Last date for rectification of Applications
1st November 2021Last date for rectification of Applications
12th November 2021Last Date for change of Category, Paper and Examination City
3rd January 2022Admit Card will be available for download
5th February 2022
6th February 2022
12th February 2022
13th February 2022
GATE 2022 Examination
Forenoon: 9:00 AM to 12:00 Noon (Tentative)
Afternoon: 2:30 PM to 5:30 PM (Tentative)
17th March 2022Announcement of the Results in the Online Application Portal

IMP Highlights of the GATE 2022 exam

  • Tentatively held in first week of February
  • Fully Computer Based
  • Total number of Papers are 29
  • Questions include MCQ, MSQ and NAT
  • ONE/TWO Subject Papers allowed
  • No Age Limit
  • Score Valid for 3 years
  • Syllabus is revised

List of GATE Papers and Corresponding Codes

PAPERCODE
Electronics and Communication EngineeringEC
Instrumentation EngineeringIN
Mathematics MA
Mechanical EngineeringME
Architecture and Planning AR
Agricultural Engineering AG
Civil Engineering CE
PAPERCODE
Petroleum Engineering PE
Computer Science and Information Technology CS
Physics PH
Chemistry CY
Electrical Engineering EE
Statistics ST
Textile Engineering and Fibre Science TF
PAPERCODE
BiotechnologyBT
Chemical EngineeringCH
Aerospace EngineeringAE
Ecology and EvolutionEY
Production and Industrial EngineeringPI
Metallurgical EngineeringMT
Geology and GeophysicsGG
PAPERCODE
Mining EngineeringMN
Environmental Science and EngineeringES
Biomedical EngineeringBM
Engineering SciencesXE
Life SciencesXL
Humanities and Social SciencesXH
Geomatics Engineering (New Paper)GE
Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering (New Paper)NM

Combinations for attempting TWO GATE papers

A candidate may appear either in ONE or TWO subject papers. For candidates who choose TWO papers, the combination must be from the approved list of combinations and subject to the availability of infrastructure and date.

Primary Paper CodeAllowed Second Paper Code
AENM, XE
AGES, GE, XE, XL
ARCE, GE
BMBT, EC, IN, XL
BTBM, XL
CEAE, AR, ES, GE, NM, XE
CHPE, XE
Primary Paper CodeAllowed Second Paper Code
CSEC, GE, MA, PH, ST
CYXE, XL
ECIN, PH, EE, CS, GE
EEEC, IN, PH
EYXL
GGGE, MN, PE, PH, XE
INBM, EC, EE, PH
Primary Paper CodeAllowed Second Paper Code
MACS, GE, PH, ST
MEAE, CH, NM, PI, XE
MNGE, GG, XE
MTPH, XE
PECH, GG, XE
PHEC, GE, GG, IN, MA, MT, ST, XE
PIME, MT, XE
Primary Paper CodeAllowed Second Paper Code
STMA, PH
TFXE
XEAE, AG, CH, ME, MN, MT, PE, PI, TF, NM
XHST
XLBM, BT, CY, EY
ESAG, CE, GE
GECE, GG, ES, MN
NMAE, CE, XE

Latest Syllabus and Previous Papers for GATE

Click the respective GATE Paper Code for the latest GATE exam syllabus and Previous GATE Papers.

AEAGARBTCECHCS
CYECEEEYGGINMA
MEMNMTPITFXEXL

Pattern of GATE Exam

ParticularsDetails
Examination ModeComputer Based Test (CBT)
Duration3 Hours
SectionsGeneral Aptitude (GA) + Candidate’s Selected Subject
Type of Questions(A) Multiple Choice Questions (MCQ)
(B) Remaining types:
1)Multiple Select Questions (MSQ) and/or
2)Numerical Answer Type (NAT) Questions
Number of Questions10 (GA) + 55 (subject) = 65 Questions
Marking SchemeAll of the questions will be of 1 mark or 2 marks

Marking Scheme for GATE Papers

Paper CodeGeneral Aptitude (GA) MarksEngineering Mathematics MarksSubject MarksTotal Marks
AE, AG, BT, CE, CH, CS, EC, EE, ES, IN, ME, MN, MT, PE, PI, TF, ST and BM151372100
AR, CY, EY, MA, PH1585100
Paper CodeGA SectionCompulsory SectionOptional SectionsTotal
GGGeneral AptitudeCommon SectionAny one
Geology or Geophysics
Marks152560100
Paper CodeGA SectionCompulsory SectionOptional SectionsTotal
GGGeneral AptitudeReasoning & ComprehensionAny one
Geology or Geophysics
Marks152560100
XEGeneral AptitudeEngineering MathematicsAny two
Fluid Mechanics, Material Science, Solid Mechanics, Thermodynamics, Polymer Science & Engineering, Food Technology, Atmospheric & Oceanic Sciences
Marks1515(2 x 35) = 70100
XHGeneral AptitudeReasoning & ComprehensionAny one
Economics, English, Linguistic, Philosophy, Psychology, Sociology
Marks152560100
XLGeneral AptitudeChemistryAny two
Biochemistry, Botany, Microbiology, Zoology, Food Technology
Marks1525(2 x 30) = 60100

What are the opportunities after the GATE Examination?

On the basis of GATE Score candidate can pursue Post Graduation or Doctorial study from the elite institutes in India. Apart from academics, almost all the PSU companies consider GATE performance as an important level for the recruitment.

Click here to read more about why should we appear for GATE Exam?

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