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1. What is GATE Exam?

GATE exam or Graduate Aptitude Test Engineering is a national-level engineering entrance exam for admission to Masters programs and recruitment in PSUs. 29 disciplines participated in the examination. In GATE exam, candidates can choose 2 subjects as per the guidelines given by the officials.

a. Why appear in GATE exam?

Here are some important points for aspirants to know why it is important to appear in GATE exam and what GATE exam is used for:

  1. With GATE exam score, you can get admission in Master of Engineering (M.E.)/Master of Technology (M.Tech) courses and Ph.D. programs in various IITs, NITs, IISc, GFTIs and other reputed universities. 
  2. Score can be used to apply for prestigious jobs in PSU, Central Government, and GOI organizations as well as in the private sector.
  3. Moreover, GATE scores are also considered by several foreign universities such as Nanyang Technological University (Singapore), National University of Singapore (Singapore), Technical University of Munich (Germany), and Aachen University (Germany).
  4. If you clear GATE 2023, you can join state- or national-level universities/colleges to pursue higher studies like M.Tech through GATE. You will be given a scholarship of Rs. 12,400 per month till the completion of two years of your course.
  5. GATE score is valid for 3 years for admission to M.Tech. program from the date of publication of results.
  6. For government jobs, your GATE score will be valid for the current year.

2. GATE 2023 Exam Notification

GATE 2023 notification released on July 27, 2022 The organizing institute usually releases the GATE notification on the last Sunday of July, but this year, IIT Kanpur has already released the notification on July 27, 2022 (Wednesday). GATE 2023 notification released by IIT Kanpur, GATE 2023 organizing institute, on official website- gate.iitk.ac.in.

Along with GATE 2023 notification, IIT Kanpur has also released information brochure, updated exam syllabus and exam pattern etc. Candidates can visit our page for latest updates about GATE 2023 Meanwhile, the table below shows the trend of GATE notification release Dates of last few years:

GATE Year GATE Notification Date
GATE 2023 July 27, 2022
GATE 2022 July 31, 2021
GATE 2021 July 26, 2020
GATE 2020 July 9, 2019
GATE 2019 July 15, 2018
GATE 2018 July 5, 2017
GATE 2017 June 20, 2016  

a. GATE Exam 2023 Highlights

Who will conduct GATE 2023? IIT Kanpur
GATE Exam Dates 4, 5, 11, and 12 February 2023
When can I apply for GATE 2023? August 30, 2022 to September 30, 2022 (without any late fee)
Are 3rd year candidates eligible for GATE 2023? Yes, 3rd year candidates can also apply for GATE exam
Does GATE have negative marking? Yes
How many attempts are there for GATE? Unlimited
Can I write two GATE papers? Yes, candidates can choose more than 1 paper code to appear in GATE
Is there any age limit in GATE? No, there is no age limit criteria in GATE.
Is GATE held twice a year? No, GATE is conducted only once in the month of February every year

3. GATE 2023 Exam Dates

GATE 2023 Exam Date Announced The following table contains the list of GATE 2023 exam dates along with application form release dates.

Events Date
GATE 2023 Notification Release July 27, 2022
GATE 2023 Application Form Release August 30, 2022
GATE 2023 Application Form Last Date September 30, 2022
GATE 2023 Application Form Last Date (with late fee) October 7, 2022
GATE 2023 Application Form Correction November 4, 2022 to November 11, 2022
GATE 2023 Admit Card Release Date January 3, 2023
GATE 2023 Exam Date February 4, 5, 11 and 12, 2023
GATE 2023 Response Sheet Release February 15, 2023
GATE 2023 Answer Key Release Date February 21, 2023
GATE 2023 Answer Key Challenge Window February 22, 2023 to February 25, 2023
GATE 2023 Result Release Date March 16, 2023
GATE 2023 Scorecard Release Date March 21, 2023

4. GATE 2023 Eligibility Criteria

GATE 2023 Eligibility Criteria Released with Information Brochure. Candidates can check Basic GATE Eligibility Criteria from below section. A candidate who is currently in their 3rd year of graduation or has completed their graduation is eligible to apply for the exam.

Particulars GATE 2023 Eligibility Criteria
Minimum Qualification 10+2+3

Degree Requirement

Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering/ Technology/ Arts/ Commerce or Post Graduation in a relevant discipline
Age Limit No upper age limit
Nationality Indian or Foreign/ NRIs

GATE 2023 Eligibility Criteria: Academic Qualification

Qualifying Degree Qualifying Degree/Examination Description of eligible candidates Expected Year of Completion
B.E./B.Tech/B.Pharm. Students Bachelor’s degree in Engineering / Technology (4 years after 10+2 or 3 years after B.Sc. / Diploma in Engineering / Technology) Currently in the 3rd year or higher grade or already completed. 2024
B.Arch Students Bachelor’s degree of Architecture (5-year course) / Naval Architecture (4-year course) / Planning (4- year course) Currently in the 3rd year or higher grade or already completed. 2025 (for the 5-year program) 2024 (for the 4-year program)
B.Sc. (Research) Students Bachelor’s degree in Science (Post-Diploma/4 years after 10+2) Currently in the 3rd year or higher grade or already completed. 2024
Pharm. D. (after 10+2) 6 years degree program, consisting of internship or residency training, during third year onwards Currently in the 3rd /4th / 5th / 6th year or already completed 2026
M.B.B.S. Degree holders of M.B.B.S. and those who are in the 5th / 6th / 7th semester or higher semester of such program 5th, 6th, 7th, or higher semester or already completed. 2024
M.Sc., MA, MCA or Equivalent Master’s degree in any branch of Arts/Science/Mathematics/Statistics/ Computer Applications or equivalent Currently in the first year or higher or already Completed 2024
Integrated M.E./M.Tech (Post B.Sc.) Post-B.Sc Integrated Master’s degree programs in Engineering/ Technology (4-year program) Currently in the 1st / 2nd /3rd /4th year or already completed 2026
Int. M.E./M.Tech. or Dual Degree (after Diploma or 10+2) Integrated Master’s degree program or Dual Degree program in Engineering/Technology (5-year program) Currently in the 3rd /4th / 5th year or already completed 2025
B.Sc. / B.A. / B.Com. Bachelor degree in any branch of Science / Arts / Commerce (3 years program) Currently in the 3rd year or higher or already completed 2022
Integrated M.Sc, Integrated B.S./M.S.  Integrated M.Sc. or 5-year integrated B.S.-M.S. program Currently in the 3rd year or higher or already completed 2025
Degree from Professional Society Examination (equivalent to B.E/B.Tech/B.Arch)  B.E./B.Tech./B.Arch. equivalent examinations of Professional Societies, recognized by MoE/UPSC/AICTE Completed Section A or equivalent of such professional courses NA

GATE Eligibility Criteria for International Students

Candidates residing in Nepal, Bangladesh, Singapore, Sri Lanka, Ethiopia and UAE are eligible to apply for GATE. Candidates from these countries must have completed or be in the final year or pre-final year of their engineering and technology or equivalent undergraduate degree.

5. GATE Exam 2023 Registration (GOAPS)

After opening the GATE 2023 application process, candidates must register on the GOAPS portal. The registration process is expected to start on 30 August 2022 Candidates must note that GATE registration is accepted online only through GOAPS portal or official website

6. How to fill GATE application form?

Check the important steps given below to fill the GATE exam form:

  • Visit the official site of GOAPS and register.
  • Once the registration is completed, candidates will open a window for GATE login.
  • Fill the GATE application form.
  • Upload required documents like photo and signature.
  • Pay the GATE exam fee.
  • Click on submit button.

Required Documents (Indian Candidates)

Here is the list of documents and information required to fill the application form for GATE Exam 2023:

  • Your name, your date of birth, your mobile number, your parent's name, your parent's mobile number.
  • Residential address for contact with pin code of an area.
  • Degree scanned in PDF format with size below 10-300 kb (upload only one page of any document)
  • Engineering degree course completion certificate/provisional certificate/8th semester mark sheet/7th-semester mark sheet/6th-semester mark sheet/consolidated degree/pre or final year mark sheet in case of AMIE and a department/provisional certificate letter.
  • For Integrated Degree/Provisional Certificate Letter in case of Science Degree Course Completion Certificate/Provisional Certificate/4th Semester Marksheet/3rd-Semester Marksheet/2nd-Semester Marksheet/1st-Year Marksheet/Pre-Final Year Marksheet.
  • College address with a pin code
  • Choice of GATE Exam Cities
  • Scanned image of thumb impression size 2-150 kb in jpeg/jpg
  • Scanned image of your photo size 5-200 kb in Jpeg/jpg
  • 5-150 kb scanned image of your signature in Jpeg/jpg
  • Scan copy of Department/PWD certificate (if applicable) in PDF size 10-300 KB
  • ID Proof: Passport/PAN Card/Voter ID/Aadhaar UID/Driving License/College ID/Employee ID Card
  • Bank details for application fee

7. What is the Fee for the GATE Exam?

The GATE exam application fee for various categories is given in the table below. You have to pay the GATE application fee online only before the last date. If you pay the examination fee for GATE 2023 after the last date of application, you will have to pay the fee along with penalty as illustrated in the table below.

Category On or Before Last Date During the Extended Period

For Examination Centres in India

Female candidates

₹ 850

₹ 1350

SC/ST/PwD* category candidates

₹ 850

₹ 1350

All other candidates

₹ 1700

₹ 2200

For Examination Centres outside India (All Candidates)

Addis Ababa, Colombo, Dhaka, and Kathmandu

US$ 100

US$ 150

Dubai and Singapore

US$ 200

US$ 250

8. GATE 2023 Paper Codes

As per the latest addition of GATE exam, there will be 29 disciplines. Each discipline, along with its code, is mentioned in the table below:

GATE Exam Papers and Their Codes

Paper

Code

Paper

Code

Aerospace Engineering

AE

Petroleum Engineering

PE

Agricultural Engineering

AG

Geology and Geophysics

GG

Architecture and Planning

AR

Instrumentation Engineering

IN

Biotechnology

BT

Life Sciences

XL

Biomedical Engineering

BM

Mathematics

MA

GATE Civil Engineering

CE

GATE Mechanical Engineering

ME

Chemical Engineering

CH

Mining Engineering

MN

GATE Computer Science & Information Technology

CS

Metallurgical Engineering

MT

Chemistry

CY

Physics

PH

GATE Electronics and Communication Engineering

EC

Production and Industrial Engineering

PI

GATE Electrical Engineering

EE

Textile Engineering & Fibre Science

TF

Engineering Sciences

XE

Ecology and Evolution

EY

Humanities and Social Sciences

XH

Statistics

ST

Geomatics Engineering

GE

Environmental Science and Engineering

ES

Naval Architecture and Marine

Engineering

NM

9. GATE Exam Conducting Authority

GATE 2023 Organizing Institute is IIT Kanpur. The GATE exam is jointly conducted by IISc Bangalore and seven IITs (Bombay, Delhi, Guwahati, Kanpur, Kharagpur, Madras and Roorkee). One of these administrative institutes is designated as GATE Organizing Institute.

GATE Organizing Institute (OI) Year  Website
IISc Banglore 1984, 1990, 1996, 2002, 2008, 2016 gate.iisc.ac.in
IIT Bombay 1987, 1993, 1999, 2005, 2013, 2021 gate.iitb.ac.in
IIT Delhi 1986, 1992, 1998, 2004, 2012, 2020 gate.iitd.ac.in
IIT Guwahati 2010, 2018 gate.iitg.ac.in/gate-jam
IIT Kanpur 1989, 1995, 2001, 2007, 2015, 2023 gate.iitk.ac.in
IIT Kharagpur 1988, 1994, 2000, 2006, 2014, 2022 gate.iitkgp.ac.in
IIT Madras 1985, 1991, 1997, 2003, 2011, 2019 gate.iitm.ac.in
IIT Roorkee 2009, 2017 gate.iitr.ac.in

10. GATE Exam 2023 Syllabus PDF

GATE 2023 Syllabus includes General Aptitude and Core Discipline Syllabus. GATE General Aptitude Syllabus constitutes 15% of importance in the exam and remaining 85% is Core Discipline. No changes have been made in the GATE 2023 syllabus. Candidates can check and download GATE 2023 Syllabus PDF here.

Papers Download GATE Syllabus PDF
GATE Syllabus for General Aptitude (GA) Download GATE Syllabus for General Aptitude
GATE Syllabus for Aerospace Engineering Download GATE Syllabus for AE
GATE Syllabus for Agricultural Engineering Download GATE Syllabus for AG
GATE Syllabus for Architecture And Planning Download GATE Syllabus for AR
GATE Syllabus for Biomedical Engineering Download GATE Syllabus for BM
GATE Syllabus for Biotechnology Download GATE Syllabus for BT
GATE Syllabus for Civil Engineering Download GATE Syllabus for Civil Engineering
GATE Syllabus for Chemical Engineering Download GATE Syllabus for CH
GATE Syllabus for Computer Sc. And Information Technology Download GATE Syllabus for CSE
GATE Syllabus for Chemistry Download GATE Syllabus for CY
GATE Syllabus for Electronics And Communication Engineering Download GATE Syllabus for ECE
GATE Syllabus for Electrical Engineering Download GATE Syllabus for Electrical
GATE Syllabus for Environmental Science and Engineering Download GATE Syllabus for ES
GATE Syllabus for Ecology And Evolution Download GATE Syllabus for EY
GATE Syllabus for Geomatics Engineering (New Paper) Download GATE Syllabus for GE
GATE Syllabus for Geology And Geophysics Download GATE Syllabus for GG
GATE Syllabus for Instrumentation Engineering Download GATE Syllabus for IN
GATE Syllabus for Mathematics Download GATE Syllabus for MA
GATE Syllabus for Mechanical Engineering Download GATE Syllabus for Mechanical
GATE Syllabus for Mining Engineering Download GATE Syllabus for MN
GATE Syllabus for Metallurgical Engineering Download GATE Syllabus for MT
GATE Syllabus for Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering (New Paper) Download GATE Syllabus for NM
GATE Syllabus for Petroleum Engineering Download GATE Syllabus for PE
GATE Syllabus for Physics Download GATE Syllabus for PH
GATE Syllabus for Production And Industrial Engineering Download GATE Syllabus for PI
GATE Syllabus for Statistics Download GATE Syllabus for Statistics
GATE Syllabus for Textile Engineering And Fibre Science Download GATE Syllabus for TF
GATE Syllabus for Engineering Sciences (XE) Download GATE Syllabus for XE
GATE Syllabus for Humanities & Social Sciences (XH) Download GATE Syllabus for XH
GATE Syllabus for Life Sciences (XL) Download GATE Syllabus for XL

11. GATE Exam Pattern

The GATE exam pattern consists of multiple-choice questions (MCQ), multiple choice questions (MSQ), and numerical answer type (NAT) questions. There is a negative marking for multiple choice questions, while no marks will be deducted for numerical answer type questions. Let's check the important aspects related to GATE exam pattern in the table below:

Particulars Description
GATE Exam Duration 3 hours (180 minutes)
Number of Subjects/Papers 29 (Increased from 27)
Sections General Aptitude (GA) and Candidate's Selected Subject
Number of Questions 65 questions (General Aptitude: 10 Questions, Core Subjects: 55 Questions)
Distribution of Marks in all Papers Except for papers AR, CY, EY, GG, MA, PH, XH and XL General Aptitude(15 Marks) + Engineering Mathematics(13 Marks) + Subject Questions(72 Marks) = Total: 100 Marks
Questions Type Multiple Choice Questions (MCQ), Multiple Select Questions (MSQ), Numerical Answer Type (NAT) Questions

The distribution of marks in AR, CY, EY, GG, MA, PH, XH, and XL papers is different: General Qualification of 15 marks and Subject Questions of 85 marks, making a total of 100 marks. Marking Scheme:

  • For MCQs carrying 1 mark: 1/3 mark will be deducted for each wrong answer.
  • For MCQs carrying 2 marks: 2/3 marks will be deducted for each wrong answer.
  • There is no negative marking in Multiple Select Questions (MSQ) and Numeric Answer Type (NAT) questions.

1/3 marks will be deducted for wrong answers, i.e. (0.33) marks for question 1, and (0.66) marks for question 2. No marks will be deducted for wrong answers to NAT questions.

12. GATE 2023 Preparation

GATE exam is considered as the toughest exam in the country. Consequently, one must be well prepared to qualify GATE 2023, get admission in IITs/IISc or get a job in a public sector organization. Students who want to crack the exam with good scores must have solid planning, excellent execution, a competent mentor and above all self-confidence. Mentioned below are some of the best tips for GATE 2023 preparation that students can use:

  • Start early- This will help you plan your studies and get the necessary materials for the GATE exam.
  • Understand the Syllabus and Exam Pattern- Since your preparation strategy will depend on the syllabus and number of subjects in the exam, it is important to understand the GATE 2023 syllabus and exam pattern.
  • Know the previous year trends on subject weightage- Understanding the subject distribution in the GATE question paper is an important step as it will enable you to determine the weightage of your strong and weak areas, allowing you to prepare appropriately. You can refer to the previous year's GATE question papers to determine how the subjects are weighted and then focus on those subjects which have more questions and importance in the paper.
  • Make a study strategy- Once you have familiarized yourself with the exam pattern and importance of topics, it is time to make a comprehensive study plan. While making a study plan, keep the following points in mind:
    • Set goals for yourself on a daily, weekly and monthly basis.
    • Remember to separate the problems into challenging, medium and easy categories.
    • Organize your themes so they don't seem overly repetitive.
    • Give more weightage to topics with maximum weightage and most likely to be asked in the exam.
    • Make sure you complete a sufficient number of mock tests and sample papers, as well as keep track of your scores using your graphs.
    • Break times and duration should be scheduled so that you stay active even during long study periods.
  • Practice General Aptitude Well- Since 15 marks are important in General Aptitude section, you must prepare well to improve your score. Newspapers and past papers of other competitive exams can be used to prepare for general aptitude material.
  • Revise and Practice with Mock Tests- The most significant aspect of GATE 2023 preparation is regular revision. Revision will help you understand topics or concepts better and increase your knowledge. It is also a good idea to take notes during revision so that you can refer to them later during the exam. Also, solve previous 10 years papers, which will contribute significantly to your preparation. 

a. GATE Online Study Material for Free

Candidates preparing for the upcoming exam should check the best GATE notes to improve their exam scores. Check study notes according to branch:

b. GATE Question Papers with Solutions

Revising GATE previous year papers and understanding the paper itself is essential. Candidates can use the direct links mentioned below to check paper-based GATE question papers for CS, Mechanical, Civil, Electrical, Electronics and other important papers.

GATE Paper (Branch) GATE 2022 Question Paper GATE 2022 Answer Key GATE 2022 Solution
AE: Aerospace Engineering  GATE 2022 Question Paper (AE) GATE 2022 FINAL Answer Key (AE) Solution (AE)
AG: Agricultural Engineering  GATE 2022 Question Paper (AG) GATE 2022 FINAL Answer Key (AG) Solution (AG)
AR: Architecture and Planning  GATE 2022 Question Paper (AR) GATE 2022 FINAL Answer Key (AR) Solution (AR)
BM: Biomedical Engineering GATE 2022 Question Paper (BM) GATE 2022 FINAL Answer Key (BM) Solution (BM)
BT: Biotechnology  GATE 2022 Question Paper (BT) GATE 2022 FINAL Answer Key (BT) Solution (BT)
CE: Civil Engineering  GATE 2022 Question Paper (CE-1)
GATE 2022 Question Paper (CE-2)
GATE 2022 FINAL Answer Key (CE-1)
GATE 2022 FINAL Answer Key (CE-2)
Solution (CE-1) Solution (CE-2)
CH: Chemical Engineering  GATE 2022 Question Paper (CH) GATE 2022 FINAL Answer Key (CH) Solution (CH)
CS: Computer Science and Information Technology  GATE 2022 Question Paper (CS)
GATE 2022 FINAL Answer Key (CS) Solution (CS)
CY: Chemistry  GATE 2022 Question Paper (CY) GATE 2022 FINAL Answer Key (CY) Solution (CY)
EC: Electronics and Communication Engineering  GATE 2022 Question Paper (EC) GATE 2022 FINAL Answer Key (EC) Solution (EC)
EE: Electrical Engineering  GATE 2022 Question Paper (EE) GATE 2022 FINAL Answer Key (EE) Solution (EE)
ES: Environmental Science and Engineering   GATE 2022 Question Paper (ES) GATE 2022 FINAL Answer Key (ES) Solution (ES)
EY: Ecology and Evolution  GATE 2022 Question Paper (EY) GATE 2022 FINAL Answer Key (EY) Solution (EY)
GE: Geomatics Engineering  GATE 2022 Question Paper (GE) GATE 2022 FINAL Answer Key (GE) Solution (GG)
GG: Geology & Geophysics  GATE 2022 Question Paper (GG) GATE 2022 FINAL Answer Key (GG) Solution (GG)
IN: Instrumentation Engineering  GATE 2022 Question Paper (IN) GATE 2022 FINAL Answer Key (IN) Solution (IN)
MA: Mathematics  GATE 2022 Question Paper (MA) GATE 2022 FINAL Answer Key (MA) Solution (MA)
ME: Mechanical Engineering  GATE 2022 Question Paper (ME-1)
GATE 2022 Question Paper (ME-2)
GATE 2022 FINAL Answer Key (ME-1)
GATE 2022 FINAL Answer Key (ME-2)
Solution (ME-1) Solution (ME-2)
NM: Naval Architecture & Marine Engineering (NM)  GATE 2022 Question Paper (NN) GATE 2022 FINAL Answer Key (NM) Solution (NM)
PE: Petroleum Engineering  GATE 2022 Question Paper (PE) GATE 2022 FINAL Answer Key (PE) Solution (PE)
PH: Physics GATE 2022 Question Paper (PH) GATE 2022 FINAL Answer Key (PH) Solution (PH)
PI: Production and Industrial Engineering GATE 2022 Question Paper (PI) GATE 2022 FINAL Answer Key (PI) Solution (PI)
ST: Statistics GATE 2022 Question Paper (ST) GATE 2022 FINAL Answer Key (ST) Solution (ST)
TF: Textile Engineering and Fibre Science GATE 2022 Question Paper (TF) GATE 2022 FINAL Answer Key (TF) Solution (TF)
XE: Engineering Sciences GATE 2022 Question Paper (XE) GATE 2022 FINAL Answer Key (XE) Solution (XE)
XH-C1: Humanities & Social Sciences - Economics GATE 2022 Question Paper (XH-C1) GATE 2022 FINAL Answer Key (XH-C1) Solution (XH-C1)
XL: Life Sciences GATE 2022 Question Paper (XL) GATE 2022 FINAL Answer Key (XL) Solution (XL)
GATE Paper (Branch) GATE 2021 Question Paper GATE 2021 Answer Key GATE 2021 Solution
AE: Aerospace Engineering  GATE 2021 Question Paper (AE) GATE 2021 FINAL Answer Key (AE) Solution (AE)
AG: Agricultural Engineering  GATE 2021 Question Paper (AG) GATE 2021 FINAL Answer Key (AG) Solution (AG)
AR: Architecture and Planning  GATE 2021 Question Paper (AR) GATE 2021 FINAL Answer Key (AR) Solution (AR)
BM: Biomedical Engineering GATE 2021 Question Paper (BM) GATE 2021 FINAL Answer Key (BM) Solution (BM)
BT: Biotechnology  GATE 2021 Question Paper (BT) GATE 2021 FINAL Answer Key (BT) Solution (BT)
CE: Civil Engineering  GATE 2021 Question Paper (CE-1)
GATE 2021 Question Paper (CE-2)
GATE 2021 FINAL Answer Key (CE-1)
GATE 2021 FINAL Answer Key (CE-2)
Solution (CE-1) Solution (CE-2)
CH: Chemical Engineering  GATE 2021 Question Paper (CH) GATE 2021 FINAL Answer Key (CH) Solution (CH)
CS: Computer Science and Information Technology  GATE 2021 Question Paper (CS-1)
GATE 2021 Question Paper (CS-2)
GATE 2021 FINAL Answer Key (CS-1)
GATE 2021 FINAL Answer Key (CS-2)
Solution (CS-1) Solution (CS-2)
CY: Chemistry  GATE 2021 Question Paper (CY) GATE 2021 FINAL Answer Key (CY) Solution (CY)
EC: Electronics and Communication Engineering  GATE 2021 Question Paper (EC) GATE 2021 FINAL Answer Key (EC) Solution (EC)
EE: Electrical Engineering  GATE 2021 Question Paper (EE) GATE 2021 FINAL Answer Key (EE) Solution (EE)
ES: Environmental Science and Engineering   GATE 2021 Question Paper (ES) GATE 2021 FINAL Answer Key (ES) Solution (ES)
EY: Ecology and Evolution  GATE 2021 Question Paper (EY) GATE 2021 FINAL Answer Key (EY) Solution (EY)
GG: Geology   GATE 2021 Question Paper (GG) GATE 2021 FINAL Answer Key (GG) Solution (GG)
GG: Geophysics  GATE 2021 Question Paper (GG) GATE 2021 FINAL Answer Key (GG) Solution (GG)
IN: Instrumentation Engineering  GATE 2021 Question Paper (IN) GATE 2021 FINAL Answer Key (IN) Solution (IN)
MA: Mathematics  GATE 2021 Question Paper (MA) GATE 2021 FINAL Answer Key (MA) Solution (MA)
ME: Mechanical Engineering  GATE 2021 Question Paper (ME-1)
GATE 2021 Question Paper (ME-2)
GATE 2021 FINAL Answer Key (ME-1)
GATE 2021 FINAL Answer Key (ME-2)
Solution (ME-1) Solution (ME-2)
MN: Mining Engineering  GATE 2021 Question Paper (MN) GATE 2021 FINAL Answer Key (MN) Solution (IN)
MT: Metallurgical Engineering  GATE 2021 Question Paper (MT) GATE 2021 FINAL Answer Key (MT) Solution (MT)
PE: Petroleum Engineering  GATE 2021 Question Paper (PE) GATE 2021 FINAL Answer Key (PE) Solution (PE)
PH: Physics GATE 2021 Question Paper (PH) GATE 2021 FINAL Answer Key (PH) Solution (PH)
PI: Production and Industrial Engineering GATE 2021 Question Paper (PI) GATE 2021 FINAL Answer Key (PI) Solution (PI)
ST: Statistics GATE 2021 Question Paper (ST) GATE 2021 FINAL Answer Key (ST) Solution (ST)
TF: Textile Engineering and Fibre Science GATE 2021 Question Paper (TF) GATE 2021 FINAL Answer Key (TF) Solution (TF)
XE-A: Engineering Mathematics GATE 2021 Question Paper (XE-A) GATE 2021 FINAL Answer Key (XE-A) Solution (XE-A)
XE-B: Fluid Mechanics GATE 2021 Question Paper (XE-B) GATE 2021 FINAL Answer Key (XE-B) Solution (XE-B)
XE-C: Materials Science GATE 2021 Question Paper (XE-C) GATE 2021 FINAL Answer Key (XE-C) Solution (XE-C)
XE-D: Solid Mechanics GATE 2021 Question Paper (XE-D) GATE 2021 FINAL Answer Key (XE-D) Solution (XE-D)
XE-E: Thermodynamics GATE 2021 Question Paper (XE-E) GATE 2021 FINAL Answer Key (XE-E) Solution (XE-E)
XE-F: Polymer Science and Engineering GATE 2021 Question Paper (XE-F) GATE 2021 FINAL Answer Key (XE-F) Solution (XE-F)
XE-G: Food Technology GATE 2021 Question Paper (XE-G) GATE 2021 FINAL Answer Key (XE-G) Solution (XE-G)
XE-H: Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences GATE 2021 Question Paper (XE-H) GATE 2021 FINAL Answer Key (XE-H) Solution (XE-H)
XH-C1: Humanities & Social Sciences - Economics GATE 2021 Question Paper (XH-C1) GATE 2021 FINAL Answer Key (XH-C1) Solution (XH-C1)
XH-C2: Humanities & Social Sciences - English GATE 2021 Question Paper (XH-C2) GATE 2021 FINAL Answer Key (XH-C2) Solution (XH-C2)
XH-C3: Humanities & Social Sciences - Linguistics GATE 2021 Question Paper (XH-C3) GATE 2021 FINAL Answer Key (XH-C3) Solution (XH-C3)
XH-C4: Humanities & Social Sciences - Philosophy GATE 2021 Question Paper (XH-C4) GATE 2021 FINAL Answer Key (XH-C4) Solution (XH-C4)
XH-C5: Humanities & Social Sciences - Psychology GATE 2021 Question Paper (XH-C5) GATE 2021 FINAL Answer Key (XH-C5) Solution (XH-C5)
XH-C6: Humanities & Social Sciences - Sociology GATE 2021 Question Paper (XH-C6) GATE 2021 FINAL Answer Key (XH-C6) Solution (XH-C6)
XL-P: Chemistry GATE 2021 Question Paper (XL-P) GATE 2021 FINAL Answer Key (XL-P) Solution (XL-P)
XL-Q: Biochemistry GATE 2021 Question Paper (XL-Q) GATE 2021 FINAL Answer Key (XL-Q) Solution (XL-Q)
XL-R: Botany GATE 2021 Question Paper (XL-R) GATE 2021 FINAL Answer Key (XL-R) Solution (XL-R)
XL-S: Microbiology GATE 2021 Question Paper (XL-S) GATE 2021 FINAL Answer Key (XL-S) Solution (XL-S)
XL-T: Zoology GATE 2021 Question Paper (XL-T) GATE 2021 FINAL Answer Key (XL-T) Solution (XL-T)
XL-U: Food Technology GATE 2021 Question Paper (XL-U) GATE 2021 FINAL Answer Key (XL-U) Solution (XL-U)

c. GATE Mock Test

The mock test is a replica of the actual GATE question paper which is held for 3 hours with 65 questions (MCQs, MCQs, and NATs). GATE 2023 will be tentatively conducted in the first and second week of February 2023. Candidates who will register for the exam are advised to appear for these official GATE Mock Tests to get a better understanding of the paper pattern, marking scheme and the types of questions asked in the examination.

d. GATE 2023 Preparation- Best Books

Candidates planning to appear in GATE exam 2023 must know the best GATE books to prepare themselves for GATE online exam. Thus, we have compiled the list of GATE books for CSE, CE, ME, EE, and ECE and their authors to ensure that you prepare for the best here.

e. GATE Preparation Tips from Toppers

Toppers Tips
Rohit Sachdeva AIR 93 (Civil Engineering)
Making a timetable and dividing the syllabus into sections will help you plan your studies. According to your schedule, divide your time between the chapters and topics that you want to spend more time on and those that require less time. Try to finish the syllabus well before the exam date, to allow time for revision.
Nihar Sahoo AIR 9 (Computer Science) If you are studying a specific topic, be sure to go over things you have already covered. This review will help you remember the concepts.
Divyanshu Jha AIR 8 (Mechanical Engineering) A test series, which is widely available from many coaching professionals, is also essential as it helps students analyze their exam mood and teaches time management.
Abhash Roy AIR 1 (Electrical Engineering) To complete the entire syllabus and avoid getting over-hooked before the exam, one should start studying for the exam before their graduation. Make a preparation schedule based on your free time outside of college. Regularly study and update what you have learned so that you don't forget anything.
Ashutosh Rai AIR 3 (Mechanical Engineering) Mock tests and sample papers are essential in any exam including GATE. It helps in assessing your level of preparation, our mistakes and how much time we spend answering questions.

13. Gate 2023 cut off

  • Officials will release the GATE Cutoff 2023 along with the result. The following cut-off marks will help you estimate the next year's cut-off and accordingly, you can prepare to qualify the GATE 2023 exam.
  • Check GATE Cutoff 2022 of Few Branches to Estimate the Expected Cutoff of the Upcoming Exam. Here, you can also check our Get Cut Off 2019/ 2018/ 2017/ 2016 article.

GATE Cutoff 2022

Branch General/EWS OBC SC/ST/PH
GATE CE Cutoff 2022 30.4 27.3 20.2
GATE CSE Cutoff 2022 25.0 22.5 16.6
GATE ECE Cutoff 2022 25.0 22.5 16.6
GATE EE Cutoff 2022 30.7 27.6 20.4
GATE ME Cutoff 2022 28.1 25.2 18.7

GATE Cutoff 2021

Branch General/EWS OBC SC/ST/PH
GATE CSE Cutoff 2021 26.1 23.4 17.4
GATE CE Cutoff 2021 29.2 26.2 19.4
GATE EE Cutoff 2021 30.3 27.2 20.2
GATE ECE Cutoff 2021 25.0 22.5 16.6
GATE ME Cutoff 2021 33.0 29.7 22.0

GATE Cutoff 2020

Branch General/EWS OBC SC/ST/PH
GATE CSE Cutoff 2020 28.5 25.5 19.0
GATE CE Cutoff 2020 32.9 29.6 21.9
GATE EE Cutoff 2020 33.4 30 22.2
GATE ECE Cutoff 2020 28.8 25.9 19.2
GATE ME Cutoff 2020 34.0 30.6 22.6

14. GATE Exam Admit Card 2023

The GATE Admit Card download link will be available before the exam on 3 January 2023. You need GOAPS Enrollment ID and Password to download your GATE Admit Card. Make sure you carry your admit card to the examination hall; Entry to examination hall without admit card is strictly prohibited

How to Download GATE 2023 Admit Card?

Candidates can download their admit card through GATE Login- GOAPS. Follow the steps below to download GATE 2023 Admit Card:

  • Visit the official website of GATE 2023.
  • Enter your enrolment number and password to log in.
  • Click on 'GATE Admit Card' download link.
  • The admit card will be downloaded in PDF format.
  • Save the admit card and take a printout for further reference.

15. Gate 2023 Results

  • GATE 2023 result date is March 16, 2023 Candidates can check their results online at the official website of GATE 2023- gate.iitk.ac.in.
  • Only candidates who qualified GATE exam can download their score card. GATE 2023 scorecard is valid for three years.

How to check GATE 2023 result?

  • Visit the official website.
  • Go to the result page and click on GATE result.
  • The GOAPS portal for GATE will appear.
  • Fill in the login details in the portal.
  • Click the Submit tab.
  • GOAPS for GATE will open candidate dashboard.
  • Click on the results section.
  • Your GATE result will be displayed on the screen.

16. GATE Score Card 2023

GATE scorecard 2023 will be released on 21 March 2023 after the result declaration. Scorecard is released only for those students who have successfully cleared the GATE cutoff marks. Candidates can download it and present it for counselling process of IIT, NIT, or PSU recruitment process.

17. GATE Counselling 2023

GATE Counseling 2023 process will start in May 2023 for eligible candidates. Candidates must register for the counseling process, which is conducted separately by the participating institutes. Centralized counselling, called CCMT (Centralized Counseling for M. Tech/M. Plan), is conducted for admission to IITs, NITs and other government institutes. IITs conduct their counseling for admission to M.Tech courses. Other state-level universities conduct their counseling for admission.

18. GATE 2023 College Predictor

GATE college predictor is helpful for candidates to predict the colleges that can accept their scores for MTech admissions. Candidates can use free college predictor and predict a list of colleges after taking any mock test.

a. GATE Marks vs Rank

The table below contains Expected GATE Marks vs Rank Analysis to help candidates know their expected rank for top papers like CS, EE, EC, ME, CE etc.

GATE Rank GATE Marks
ME CSE CE EC EE
1-10 92+ 80+ 90+ 73+ 91+
10-50 87-92 75-80 85-90 67-73 87-91
50-100 85-87 72-75 78-85 63-67 84-87
100-200 82-85 68-72 74-78 60-63 81-84
200-500 79-82 62-68 70-74 56-60 77-81
500-1000 75-79 56-62 64-70 50-56 72-77
1000-2000 71-75 50-56 57-64 45-50 66-72
2000-5000 63-71 40-50 50-57 38-45 57-66
5000-10000 51-63 32-40 40-50 28-38 46-57

b. GATE Rank vs Institute

The eligibility cutoff for all the colleges may change every year but it has been observed that the rank required for admission is generally same in the respective colleges. Some examples for posts accepted by institutes are mentioned in the table below:

Institute GATE Rank (Expected)
IISc Banglore Rank < 100; in some of the courses rank ≤ 600
IIT Bombay Rank < 100; in some of the courses rank ≤ 600
IIT Delhi Rank < 100; in some of the courses rank ≤ 300
IIT Kanpur Rank < 100; in some of the courses rank ≤ 300
IIT Kharagpur Rank ≤ 600
IIT Madras Rank < 100; in some of the courses rank ≤ 300
IIT Hyderabad Rank ≤ 1500
IIT Roorkee Rank ≤ 1000
IIT Guwahati Rank ≤ 1000
IIT BHU Rank ≤ 1000
NITs Rank ≤ 1500
IIT Patna Rank ≤ 1500
GFTIs (National and State-level) Rank ≤ 2500

c. List of Top M.Tech Colleges in India after GATE 2023

Here is the list of top 10 IITs and NITs in India based on NIRF 2020 rankings:

IIT College NIRF Ranking NIT College NIRF Ranking
IIT Madras 1 NIT Tiruchirappalli 9
IIT Delhi 2 NIT Karnataka 13
IIT Bombay 3 NIT Rourkela 16
IIT Kanpur 4 NIT Warangal 19
IIT Kharagpur 5 NIT Calicut 23
IIT Roorkee 6 NIT Kurukshetra 40
IIT Guwahati 7 NIT Silchar 46
IIT Hyderabad 8 NIT Durgapur 47
IIT Indore 10 NIT Allahabad 48
IIT (BHU) Varanasi 11 NIT Jalandhar 52

19. GATE 2023 PSU Recruitment

Public Sector Undertaking (PSU) offers recruitment to candidates every year through GATE exam. Shortlisted candidates who have a valid GATE score are called for the selection round like Personal Interview (PI)/Group Discussion (GD).

Some of the top PSUs with salaries offered to GATE qualified engineers are listed in the table below-

Name of PSUs Sector Status Salary Structure Salary CTC
Power Grid Corporation of India Limited (PGCIL) Power Navratna ₹ 60,000 – 1,80,000 /- ₹ 20,00,000 /-
National Thermal Power Corporation (NTPC) Power Maharatna ₹ 60,000 – 1,80,000 /- ₹ 18,00,000 /-
Oil & Natural Gas Corporation (ONGC) Limited Petroleum & Natural Gas Maharatna ₹ 60,000 – 1,80,000 /- ₹ 16,50,000 /-
Indian Oil Corporation (IOCL) Petroleum & Natural Gas Maharatna ₹ 60,000 – 1,80,000 /- ₹ 16,00,000 /-
Gas Authority of India Ltd. (GAIL) Petroleum & Natural Gas Navratna ₹ 60,000 – 1,80,000 /- ₹ 16,00,000 /-
Bharat Petroleum Corporation Limited (BPCL) Petroleum & Natural Gas Navratna ₹ 60,000 – 1,80,000 /- ₹ 16,00,000 /-
Hindustan Petroleum Corporation Limited (HPCL) Petroleum & Natural Gas Navratna ₹ 60,000 – 1,80,000 /- ₹ 16,00,000 /-
Oil India Limited (OIL) Petroleum & Natural Gas Navratna ₹ 60,000 – 1,80,000 /- ₹ 15,00,000 /-
Bharat Heavy Electricals Limited (BHEL) Defense Navratna ₹ 60,000 – 1,80,000 /- ₹ 13,00,000 /-
Steel Authority of India (SAIL) Steel & Iron Maharatna ₹ 20,600 - 46500 /- ₹ 10,00,000 /-

20. GATE Exam FAQs

  • What is the full form of GATE exam?
    Ans: GATE stands for Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering.
  • Who will conduct GATE Exam 2023?
    Ans: IIT Kanpur will conduct GATE 2023. GATE exam is conducted by any one of the following institutes: 7 IITs (Bombay, Delhi, Kanpur, Guwahati, Kharagpur, Madras and Roorkee) + IISC Bangalore. GATE 2022 was conducted by IIT Kharagpur.
  • How many attempts are there for GATE Exam 2023?
    Ans: There is no attempt limit defined by the officials for GATE 2023 session. Candidates can take the GATE exam at any time irrespective of their age. To do this the candidates have to fall under the educational qualification criteria.
  • How many times is GATE exam held in a year?
    Ans: GATE entrance test is conducted once a year. It is conducted every year for Indian nationals as well as foreign candidates for admission to postgraduate programs in reputed institutes and recruitment in PSUs.
  • What is the age limit for GATE exam 2023?
    Ans: There is no age limit for the candidates. Candidates of any age can appear for the GATE exam irrespective of their age and can attempt the exam at any time.
  • What is the eligibility for GATE 2023 exam?
    Ans: Candidates must have passed Graduation in Engineering/Technology or Post Graduate in any relevant science subject.
  • How much CGPA is required for GATE?
    Ans: As per eligibility criteria, there is no minimum CGPA required to appear in GATE exam.
  • What is GATE Registration Number?
    Ans: GATE Registration Number is the unique alphanumeric digit that you will get after successfully filling the registration form. This will be used to generate further enrollment IDs and login to the GOAPS portal.
  • Can I take GATE exam in 3rd year?
    Ans: Yes, as per the latest additions to the eligibility criteria, 3rd year candidates of 4-year undergraduate courses are also eligible to appear in the GATE exam.
  • How many times can we write for gate exam?
    Ans: There is no limit of candidates for appearing in GATE exam. Age limit and number of attempts are not determining factors for selecting candidates to appear for GATE exam.
  • What is a good rank in GATE exam?
    Ans: Candidates securing rank below 200 in GATE exam are considered as a good rank for admission in IITs. To get a place in PSU, candidates need to secure a rank below 100. For admission in NITs, a rank below 300 is also considered good enough.
  • Is GATE score valid for 3 years?
    Ans: Yes, GATE score is valid for three years but only for admission to IITS and NITS. For PSU recruitment, GATE score is valid for a maximum of 2 years depending on the PSU. Generally only 1 year GATE score is considered valid for PSU recruitment.
  • When can I apply for GATE 2023?
    Ans: GATE 2023 application process will start on 30 August 2022. Officials released the registration process start date in the official notification pdf. Candidates can apply from official website only.
  • Is there negative marking in GATE exam?
    Ans: Yes, GATE exam pattern carries negative marking if mistakes are attempted only for selected questions. Only MCQ based questions will carry negative marks if attempted incorrectly. There will be no negative marking in NAT and MCQ based questions.
  • How to Apply for GATE 2023 Exam?
    Ans: Candidates can apply for GATE 2023 exam from 30 August 2022. The login link will be active for all candidates. Candidates must first register themselves before filling the application form. The necessary documents to prove the eligibility of the exam have to be uploaded online.
  • What is the GATE 2023 Exam Dates?
    Ans: GATE 2023 Exam Date Released. Exam dates are February 4, 5, 11 and 12, 2023. IIT Kanpur released official notification on 27th July, 2022 Candidates can review the notification on the official website
  • How much is GATE 2023 application fee?
    Ans: GATE 2023 application fee has been increased from the previous year. GATE exam application fee for various categories is given below. Female Candidates – ₹ 850, SC/ST/PwD- ₹ 850, All other candidates – ₹ 1700
  • Is GATE 2023 mandatory for all engineers?
    Ans: No. AICTE has not yet announced any update on GATE as it is the mandatory exit exam for engineers. However, B.Tech graduates seeking M.Tech admissions in IITs and NITs must appear for GATE 2023. Additionally, GATE scores are also required for admission to M.Tech along with government scholarships/scholarships
  • How much time is enough for GATE 2023 preparation?
    Ans: A candidate should start preparing for GATE 2023 exam early. The syllabus of GATE is huge and it is one of the toughest exams. 6-7 months of preparation with proper resources should be enough to crack GATE and score well.
  • Will questions from previous year's exam be repeated in GATE 2023?
    Ans: Usually, questions are not repeated in GATE exam. However, the core or premise of a question may be the same as the previous year's GATE question paper. Solving previous year question papers helps the candidate to have a clear understanding of the question paper pattern.
  • Is there any change in GATE Syllabus 2023?
    Ans: No change has been made in GATE Syllabus 2023.
  • Can I change my exam city after submitting my GATE 2023 application form?
    Ans: Yes. After successful submission of GATE 2023 application form you can ask for change of exam city. Candidates can change their GATE 2023 exam center by paying a fee of INR 500 through the form correction window. However, the provision will be allowed only during the GATE form correction period and no changes will be allowed in the application form after the form correction period.

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