BYJU’S – Your Companion In Your GATE Exam 2023 Journey

GATE (Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering) is one of the most reputed examinations in India opening so many opportunities for the candidates to grow their careers. It comprises 29 disciplines or subjects as of 2023 and candidates can go for any depending on their niche and desire.

The majority of students are aiming to crack the GATE exam because it will not only intensify their career growth but also make their future bright and secure. If you are also planning to pursue the GATE exam, then it is necessary to go through its highlighting points.

Table of Contents:
What is GATE?GATE Exam HighlightsGATE Exam Latest NewsGATE Exam Related VideosGATE Organizing InstitutesThinking About Cracking GATE ExamGATE Exam ResourcesWhy GATE Exam?About GATE Exam Qualifying Disciplines for GATE ExamAbout GATE RegistrationTentatives Dates For GATEGATE Exam Registration FeesGATE Exam Two Paper CombinationGATE Exam Financial Assistance (Scholarship)

What is GATE?

Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering is an All-India test authorized and managed in eight regions across the nation. The exam is conducted by the GATE Committee, faculty members from IISc, and seven other IITs on behalf of the Ministry of Human Resources Development, National Coordinating Board, and Department of Education. The purpose of the GATE exam is to test students’ knowledge in subjects like Engineering and Science.

The GATE scorecard is also used by multiple PSUs (Public Sector Undertakings) to recruit applicants for distinguished jobs at Indian Oil, GAIL and Hindustan Petroleum, etc.

You can check the GATE highlights in the table:

GATE Exam Highlights

Full Exam Name Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering
Short Exam Name GATE
Managing By Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur
Exam Level National
Languages English
Mode of Application Online
Application Fee (General) 1500
Mode of Exam Online
Mode of Question Papers MSQ/MCQ/NAT
Participating Colleges 1072
Exam Duration 3 Hours

Explore GATE Exam Highlights by Year:

GATE Exam Latest News:

  • GATE result 2022 to be declared tomorrow on the official website – 17th March 2022
  • Amid the Covid-19 pandemic third wave, the Supreme Court refused to postpone the Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering exam, 2022. Click here to know more.
  • Due to COVID restrictions, IIT Kharagpur has released travel passes for the candidates appearing for the GATE examination
  • The GATE 2022 exam schedule has been published on the official website. Please check the GATE exam dates to know more.
  • According to the latest update from the GATE authorities, the exam centres at Sonipat and Panipat have been cancelled. Candidates who have selected these cities are requested to change their city choice without having to pay an additional fee.
  • Leh (Ladakh) has been added as a new GATE examination 2022 city.



GATE Organizing Institutes: The Important Assets Taking The GATE Examination Forward!

GATE(Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering) – Certainly this examination needs no introduction if you belong to the engineering and science industry. It is one of the most prestigious examinations in India that comprises numerous benefits. However, if you are a newbie in this whole concept of GATE and the examination procedure, then you might be wondering who is handling all the massive setup of this prominent examination. Well, it is none other than the most promising institutes of India: IIT (Indian Institute of Technology).
Yes, this prestigious exam is administered by the GATE Committee, faculty members from IISc, and seven other IITs on behalf of the Ministry of Human Resources Development, National Coordinating Board, and Department of Education. You can check in the below table the name of the institutes organizing the GATE examination.

Year Organizing Institute
2022 IIT, Kharagpur
2021 IIT, Bombay
2020 IIT, Delhi
2019 IIT, Madras
2018 IIT, Guwahati
2017 IIT, Roorkee
2016 IISc, Bangalore
2015 IIT, Kanpur
2014 IIT, Kharagpur
2013 IIT, Bombay
2012 IIT, Delhi
2011 IIT, Madras
2010 IIT, Guwahati
2009 IIT, Roorkee
2008 IISc, Bangalore
2007 IIT, Kanpur
2006 IIT, Kharagpur
2005 IIT, Bombay
2004 IIT, Delhi
2003 IIT, Madras
2002 IISc, Bangalore
2001 IIT, Kanpur
2000 IIT, Kharagpur
1999 IIT, Bombay
1998 IIT, Delhi
1997 IIT, Madras
1996 IISc, Bangalore
1995 IIT, Kanpur
1994 IIT, Kharagpur
1993 IIT, Bombay
1992 IIT, Delhi

Thinking About Cracking GATE Exam

We, at BYJU’S, believe that students need a quality education. And, quality education is the perfect union of well-designed programs, qualified trainers, engaging and meaningful content and superior technology.

BYJU’S GATE online preparation programs have been designed accordingly to help every GATE exam aspiring student crack the examination through keen logic and shortcut tricks. Our course will help the candidates to walk in the right direction, strengthen their basics and help in clearing their doubts related to the corresponding subjects.

The best part about our online GATE course is that it provides you the flexibility to grab the knowledge, as per your time constraints. Whether you are a devoted student or a working professional with BYJU’S, your GATE preparation will be a holistic experience.

Take perks of our top GATE trainer’s experience and tricks. Also, try hands-on online study material and mock tests, especially set up to improve your time management and subject skills. With BYJU’S, you will see different learning techniques, and we ensure it will reflect on your performance.

GATE Exam Resources:

Here we have provided the GATE Exam resources, They can directly access it by clicking on the links below,

GATE Previous Year Question Papers

GATE FAQs

Why GATE Exam?

  • The GATE Exam scores are also used by some renowned foreign universities, including Nanyang Technological University (Singapore), National University of Singapore (Singapore), Technical University of Munich (Germany), and Aachen University (Germany), etc. So, if you ever dream about studying abroad, here is your chance.
  • The job opportunities for ME/M. Tech graduates are popular in the market. But, this is when you pursue your ME/M. Tech Course from a renowned university or college, and for that, you need to clear GATE Exam.
  • The GATE scorecard is also considered by the PSUs. So, get ready for those popular engineering-related jobs.
  • This examination will allow you to sharpen your skills and polish your knowledge in your desired discipline. Explore Benefits of GATE Exam to know more.

About GATE Exam

GATE exam is a national-level test organized for aspirants who want admission to Master’s program or postgraduate engineering (ME/ M. Tech) or analysis courses at top colleges in India such as IITs, NITs, IIITs, etc. This time the exam is organized by IIT Kharagpur. And it is expected to be conducted in the first week of February 2023.

Qualifying Disciplines for GATE Exam

As per the revised mechanism, GATE includes 29 disciplines or papers from 2023. Environmental Science and Engineering (ES) and Humanities and Social Science (XS) were two subjects introduced last year. And this year, two new subjects Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering, and Geomatics Engineering were added. So, the total number of papers increased to 29.

About GATE Registration

The date for GATE online Registration 2023 is not fixed. However, it is expected to commence tentatively by the 2nd week of September 2022. Qualified candidates can complete GATE registrations by enrolling at the GATE Online Application Processing System (GOAPS) gateway. The candidates in the 3rd year of their Bachelor’s degree are also eligible for GATE registration, along with candidates who have completed their graduation.

Tentatives Dates For GATE

Events Dates
GATE 2022 Notification Release 3rd week of July 2021
GATE 2022 Online Application Process Opens 30th August 2021
2nd September 2021
Last Day to Fill GATE 2022 Application Form with Late Fee 7th October 2021
Last Date of Rectification of applications 18th November 2021
GATE 2022 Admit Card Release 15th January 2022
GATE 2022 Exam Dates 5th, 6th, 12th and 13th February 2022
GATE 2022 Answer Keys 21st February 2022
Candidate’s Response Sheet 15th February 2022
Challenges by Candidates on Answer Keys 22nd – 25th February 2022
GATE 2022 Result Date 17th March 2022

GATE Exam Registration Fees

To access GATE Application Form, candidates are required to pay a registration fee as mentioned below:

Category Normal Application Fee Late Application Fee
Women INR 750 INR 1250
SC/ ST/ PwD INR 750 INR 1250
All Other Candidates INR 1500 INR 2000
International Students – Dubai and Singapore US$ 100 US$ 120
Students From – Addis Ababa Colombo, Dhaka and Kathmandu US$ 50 US$ 70

GATE Exam – Two Combination Paper

GATE exam has come up with two paper combinations so, those applicants who want to appear in the two disciplines can choose their primary paper by default, and for the second choice of paper they have to refer to the allowed combination decided by the authorities. Remember GATE exam students have to go with these combinations only. Combinations other than these are not preferable. 

Candidates can prefer the GATE exam official website also and also can see the table below to check the two combination papers:

Code of the First

(Primary) Paper

Codes of Papers Allowed as

The Second Paper

Code of the First

(Primary) Paper

Codes of Papers Allowed as

The Second Paper

AE NM, XE IN EC, EE, PH
AG ES, GE, XE, XL MA CS, GE, PH, ST
AR CE ME AE, CH, NM, PI, XE
BM BT, EC, IN, XL MN GE, GG, XE
BT BM, XL MT PH, XE
CE AE, AR, ES, GE, NM NM AE, CE, XE
CH PE, XE PE CH, GG, XE
CS EC, GE, MA, ST PH EC, GE, GG, IN, MA, MT, ST, XE
CY XL PI ME, MT, XE
EC IN, PH, EE, CS, GE ST MA, PH
EE EC, IN TF XE
ES AG, CE, GE XE AE, AG, CH, ME, MN, MT, PE, PI, TF, NM
EY XL XH ST
GE CE, GG, ES, MN XL BM, BT, CY, EY
GG GE, MN, PE, PH * *

PLEASE NOTE:  In any sudden circumstances if some of the combinations are removed, then the fee paid towards the second paper will be refunded to the applicants. Also, keep in mind that the exam centre of a student for the second paper may be different in the same city.

GATE Exam Financial Assistance (Scholarship) & Fellowship in M.Tech/PhD

GATE Financial Assistance is offered by the colleges or institutions supported by the Ministry of Human Resource and Development and other Government offices. Students who want to take this privilege of GATE financial assistance in a doctorate program and master’s program have to take the GATE exam.

General GATE Eligibility Criteria

When it comes to age, there are no particular criteria for GATE. There is also one good news for the students who are in their 3rd-year of graduation. Now, they are also eligible to apply for the exam along with the graduates.

The one thing that every candidate should keep in mind is that the eligibility criteria might vary depending upon the different papers.

Remember, GATE is one of the top-level examinations. While planning for GATE, you need to be clear in mind that you are devoted to this one. Intense hard work can help you succeed in the examination. Allow BYJU’S to help you in your journey.

Happy GATE & All The Best to all the GATE aspirants.

Keep Shining!

Frequently Asked Questions on GATE Exam

For how many GATE Exam Papers, Can I apply?

A candidate can apply for one or two of the 29 papers found listed in the GATE INFORMATION BROCHURE or GATE website. The choice of the appropriate paper will be as per the responsibility of the candidate. Further guidelines with regard to this are as suggested below:

– The candidate is expected to select a paper appropriate to the discipline of his/her qualifying degree.
– The candidate is, also free to choose any other paper from the approved combination according to his/her admission plan, while also keeping in mind the eligibility criteria of the institutions in which he/she wishes to seek admission.

After submitting the application, am I permitted to change my GATE Examination Paper or GATE Exam?

Yes, it is possible. A request for the change of GATE Examination Paper will be entertained against a stipulated payment. A specific time period for the same will be notified in the GATE website.

After submitting the application, am I permitted to change my Category for GATE Exam?

Yes, it is possible.Category change request will be entertained till a specified date, which will be mentioned soon on the official website. Any request after this date won’t be considered.