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GATE 2022 Admit Card (Postponed), Exam Date, Syllabus, Exam Pattern, Question Papers, Cutoff

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Content Curator | Updated On - Jan 10, 2022

GATE 2022- IIT Kharagpur has postponed the release of GATE 2022 Admit Card. As per the official notification at, GATE 2022 admit card release date, earlier scheduled on Jan 7, 2022, will now be announced shortly. IIT Kharagpur has also made changes to the exam dates for GATE 2022. The exam scheduled for February 5, 6, 12 and 13, 2022 has now been marked as tentative. The changes made to the examination schedule and admit card release appear to have been made due to the current surge in COVID-19 cases in IndiaCheck GATE 2022 Exam Dates

  • GATE CE and ME papers will be held in two slots meanwhile all the other papers will be held in a single slot.
  • IIT Kharagpur has released paper-wise GATE 2022 Mock Tests on the official website at Check GATE 2022 Mock Tests
  • Two new papers have been added to the list of GATE 2022 papers- Naval Architecture & Marine Engineering (NM) and Geomatics Engineering (GE). Check GATE 2022: What’s New!
  • No new changes have been made to GATE 2022 Syllabus. However, GATE Exam Pattern for Architecture and Planning (AR) has been revised. Check GATE 2022 Syllabus
  • GATE 2022 will be conducted online as a 3-hour computer-based test. There will be 65 questions (MCQs, MSQs and NATs) with a total weightage of 100 marks. Check GATE 2022 Exam Pattern
  • International GATE Exam Centers have been cancelled this year due to COVID-19. International candidates can instead appear for GATE 2022 at centers in India. Check GATE 2022 Exam Centers   

What is GATE exam? GATE or Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering is a national-level entrance test conducted by IISc Banglore and seven IITs (at Bombay, Delhi, Guwahati, Kanpur, Kharagpur, Madras and Roorkee) on behalf of NCB-GATE for M.Tech admission at IITs, NITs, IIITs, etc. and also for PSU recruitment (at BHEL, GAIL, HAL, IOCL, NTPC, ONGC, PGCI, etc.).

GATE Exam Dates

GATE 2022 Exam Dates

IIT Kharagpur has released GATE 2022 exam dates along with the official notification on July 31. The table below shows the official GATE 2022 exam dates:

GATE 2022 Events Exam Dates Know More
GATE 2022 Notification Release July 31, 2021 GATE 2022 Notification PDF
GATE 2022 Registrations (without any additional fee) September 2, 2021 to September 30, 2021 GATE 2022 Application Form
GATE 2022 Registrations (with a late fee) October 1, 2021 to October 7, 2021
GATE 2022 Form Correction (with additional fee) November 2, 2021 to November 15, 2021 GATE 2022 Form Correction Fee
GATE 2022 Admit Card Release January 7, 2022 To be Announced Soon (Postponed) GATE 2022 Admit Card
GATE 2022 Exam Dates February 5-6 and 12-13, 2022 (Tentative) GATE 2022 Exam Dates and Schedule
Release of Provisional GATE 2022 Answer Key First week of March 2022 GATE 2022 Answer Key
Challenge GATE 2022 Answer Key First week of March 2022
Release of Final GATE 2022 Answer Key Second week of March 2022 GATE 2022 Collge Predictor
GATE 2022 Result Declaration March 17, 2022 GATE 2022 Result
Release of GATE 2022 Score Card (without any fee) March 21, 2022 to May 31, 2022 GATE 2022 Score Validity
Publishing of GATE 2022 Cutoff Last week of March 2022 GATE Cutoff- What to Expect?
Start of IIT Delhi MTech Registration through GATE Second week of March 2022 GATE Cutoff for IIT Delhi
Start of IIT Madras MTech Registration through GATE Third week of March 2022 GATE Cutoff for IIT Madras
Start of IIT Bombay MTech Registration through GATE Third week of March 2022 GATE Cutoff for IIT Bombay
Start of IIT Kanpur MTech Registration through GATE Third week of March 2022 GATE Cutoff for IIT Kanpur
Start of IIT Kharagpur MTech Registration through GATE Last week of March 2022 GATE Cutoff for IIT Kharagpur
Start of GATE COAP Registration (for admission to IITs) Last week of March 2022 MTech Admissions to IITs through GATE
Start of GATE CCMT Registration (for admission to NITs) First week of June 2022 MTech Admissions to NITs through GATE

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GATE 2022 Highlights

GATE Full Form Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering
Organizing Body IIT Kharagpur
Exam Level All India Level
Mode of Application Online 
Mode of exam Computer-based Test (Online)
Exam Frequency Once a year
Exam Duration 3 hours (180 minutes)
Number of Subject Papers 29
Number of Questions 10 (GA) + 55 (subject)= 65 
Question Type MCQ, MSQ, NAT 
Applications Per Year More than 8 Lakhs
Number of Exam Centers 206 in India and 6 abroad
Official Website
GATE Helpline (03222) 282091 / 95

GATE 2022: What's New!

GATE 2022: What’s New!

  • Two new papers added to the list of GATE 2022 papers. Naval Architecture & Marine Engineering (NM) and Geomatics Engineering (GE) have been added as the two new papers.
  • GATE 2022 Eligibility Criteria has been expanded allowing BDS and M.Pharma degree candidates to apply for the exam. Check GATE 2022 Eligibility Criteria
  • Leh (Ladakh)​ has been added as a new exam city to the list of existing GATE Exam Center list. Additionally, international exam centers have been cancelled. GATE 2022 will not be held at international centers due to COVID-19. In a recent update, IIT Kharagpur has also cancelled Sonepat, Panipat and Idukki as the exam cities this year. Check GATE 2022 Exam Centers
  • GATE 2022 Exam Pattern for Architecture and Planning has been revised. The paper will contain two sections- General Aptitude (for 15 marks) and Core Subject further divided into Part A (for 60 marks mandatory for everyone) and Part B (for 25 marks with two optional sections- Part B1 (Architecture) and Part B2 (Planning)). Candidates have to choose one of the two parts from Part B during the exam.
  • The Two-Paper Combination introduced last year (allowing candidates to appear for a second GATE paper) has been revised providing more options for candidates to choose from. Check GATE 2022 Two-Paper Combination
  • NCB-GATE has also stated that all the benefits given to candidates in GATE 2021 will be continued in 2022 as well. These include- 
    • Two new subjects introduced in GATE 2021- Environmental Science and Engineering (ES) and Humanities and Social Science (XS).
    • Relaxation of GATE Eligibility allowing candidates in the third/ final year of their graduation to apply for the exam.
    • Revised GATE exam pattern for all papers which also allowed a candidate to sit for a maximum of two papers.
    • Revision of GATE Syllabus for all 25 papers. 
    • GATE 2021 exam dates spread over a longer period of time considering the COVID-19 situation. 
    • 11 new GATE Exam Centers had been added in cities such as Shirdi, Latur, Akola, Dhule, etc.

GATE 2022 Notification and Organizing Institute (OI)

  • GATE 2022 Notification has been released on July 31, 2021 along with the official website, brochure and syllabus.
  • GATE 2022 is being conducted by IIT Kharagpur. The new chairperson for GATE 2022 is the Director of IIT Kharagpur, Professor Virendra Kumar Tewari.
  • Each year GATE is organized by any one of the eight institutes- IISc Banglore and seven IITs (Madras, Delhi, Bombay, Kharagpur, Kanpur, Roorkee, Guwahati).
  • The organizing Institute (OI) is responsible for coordination among these administering institutes. 
  • Previously, IIT Kharagpur has conducted GATE exam in 1988, 1994, 2000, 2006, 2014.   

GATE 2022 Application Form

  • GATE 2022 Application Form was released on September 2, 2021 on the official website- GATE 2022 Registrations are now closed.
  • Candidates applying for the exam need to pay GATE 2022 Application Fee online using net banking/debit card/credit card/wallet.
  • GATE 2022 Application Fee is non-refundable and non-transferable.
  • The application fee for GATE 2022 is INR 750 for female and SC/ ST/ PwD while for all other candidates (including International Applicants) the application fee is INR 1500.

Previous Year GATE Registration Statistics

Previous Year GATE Registration Statistics

GATE 2022 Eligibility Criteria

Candidates planning to appear for GATE 2022 must refer to the detailed eligibility criteria before applying. IIT Kharagpur has expanded GATE 2022 Eligibility Criteria. 

  • As per the expanded GATE 2022 Eligibility Criteria, candidates with a degree in BDS. M.Pharma are also eligible to apply for the exam. 
  • The minimum qualification needed for the candidates to give the exam is 10+2+3 allowing final year undergraduate students to also appear for the test.
  • Candidates who have passed or pursuing a Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering/ Technology/ Arts/ Commerce or Post Graduation in a relevant discipline will be considered eligible for the course.
  • There is no upper age limit to apply for GATE 2022.

GATE 2022 Eligibility Criteria for International Students

  • International students living in countries like Nepal, Bangladesh, Shri Lanka, Singapore, Ethiopia and United Arab Emirates (UAE) can also appear for GATE 2022.
  • Such students must have completed or pursuing final year studies or in the pre-final year of their bachelor’s degree in engineering and technology or equivalent.
  • However, international candidates can appear for the exam centers in cities only in India. GATE 2022 will not be held at any international exam center because of COVID-19 pandemic

GATE Admit Card

GATE 2022 Admit Card

  • GATE 2022 Admit Card earlier scheduled to be released on January 7, 2022 (Friday) has been postponed. The release date will be announced shortly at
  • Candidates can download their GATE hall ticket through the GOAPS portal on the official website.
  • GATE 2022 Admit Card is a mandatory document to be carried to the exam center on the day of exam.

GATE 2022 Admit Card- How to Download?

Students can download their GATE 2022 Admit Card by following the simple steps: 

  • Visit the official website
  • Enter your GATE Enrollment ID and Password and click Submit.
  • Click on the link available to download the GATE Admit Card
  • Download and take a coloured printout of the document
  • Check for any discrepancies, if any.
GATE Admit Card Sample

GATE 2022 Exam Schedule (Tentative)

  • Candidates are advised to reach their exam center with their GATE 2022 Admit Card and photo-ID proof well before their time slot. 
  • GATE 2022 Exam Schedule has also been released. However, in a recent announcement, GATE 2022 Exam Dates have been marked as tentative on the official website. 
Date (Day) Time (IST) Activities/Paper
February 4, 2022 (Friday) 14:00 – 17:00 hrs Miscellaneous Activities*
February 5, 2022 (Saturday) 09:00 – 12:00 hrs (Forenoon Session – FN) CS & BM
14:30 – 17:30 hrs (Afternoon Session – AN) EE & MA
February 6, 2022 (Sunday) 09:00 – 12:00 hrs (Forenoon Session – FN) EC, ES, ST, NM, MT & MN
14:30 – 17:30 hrs (Afternoon Session – AN) CY, CH, PI, XH, IN, AG, GG & TF
February 11, 2022 (Friday) 14:00 – 17:00 hrs Miscellaneous Activities*
February 12, 2022 (Saturday) 09:00 – 12:00 hrs (Forenoon Session – FN) CE-1**, BT, PH & EY
14:30 – 17:30 hrs (Afternoon Session – AN) CE-2**, XE & XL
February 13, 2022 (Sunday) 09:00 – 12:00 hrs (Forenoon Session – FN) ME-1**, PE & AR
14:30 – 17:30 hrs (Afternoon Session – AN) ME-2**, GE & AE
*Miscellaneous Activities
  1. Scribes selection (if any)
  2. Preparation of exam centre including Sanitisation & other activities (display posters, signboard, seating arrangements etc.)
  3. Visit by Candidates to check the exam centre, etc (Optional).
**CE and ME will be conducted in two sessions.

GATE 2022 Exam Centers

  • GATE 2022 Exam Centers are divided into 8 zones. IISc Bangalore and 7 IITs act as 8 zonal GATE offices that administer the operations in these exam cities.
  • IIT Kharagpur has cancelled 3 exam cities this year, namely, Sonepat, Panipat and Idukki while Leh (Ladakh) has been added as a new exam city this year. 
  • GATE exam is to be held at 200+ exam centers across India.
  • Due to the prevailing COVID-19 pandemic, GATE 2022 will not be conducted at international centers. International applicants can appear for the exam at cities in India. Check the list of updated GATE 2022 Exam Center
Zones  Number of GATE Exam Cities
IISc Banglore 30 cities
IIT Bombay 30 cities
IIT Delhi 19 cities
IIT Guwahati 21 cities
IIT Kanpur 14 cities
IIT Kharagpur 26 cities
IIT Madras 40 cities
IIT Roorkee 22 cities

GATE Exam Pattern

GATE 2022 Exam Pattern

  • No changes have been made to GATE 2022 Exam Pattern, except for the revision of the Architecture and Planning exam pattern this year.
  • GATE exam is held as a computer-based entrance test for a duration of 3 hours (180 minutes) with a total weightage of 100 marks.
  • With the introduction of two new papers- Naval Architecture & Marine Engineering (NM) and Geomatics Engineering (GE), the total number of GATE 2022 Papers is 29.
  • GATE 2022 Question Paper will consist of 65 questions- 10 questions in the General Aptitude section and 55 questions in the Core Discipline section.
  • The questions asked in GATE 2022 are of three types- Multiple Choice Questions (MCQ); Multiple Select Questions (MSQ), and Numerical Answer Type (NAT).
  • Each correct answer will be awarded 1 or 2 marks depending on the type of question. While each incorrect MCQ will lead to a deduction in the marks. 
    • 1 mark MCQs: ⅓ mark deducted for each wrong answer
    • 2 marks MCQs: ⅔ mark deducted for each wrong answer
  • There is no negative marking for MSQs and NATs.

Candidates can check the paper-wise GATE 2022 Exam Pattern using the links mentioned below:

GATE 2022 Marking Scheme

Paper Code General Aptitude (GA) Marks Subject Marks Total Marks Total Time (Minutes)
AE, AG, BM, BT, CE, CH, CS, CY, EC, EE, ES, EY, IN, MA, ME, MN, MT, NM, PE, PH, PI, TF, ST 15 85 100 180
AR [Part A + Part B1 (Architecture) OR Part B2 (Planning)] 15 60 + 25 100 180
GE [Part A + Part B (Section 1 OR Section 2)] 15 55 + 30 100 180
GG [Part A + Part B (Section 1 Geology OR Section 2 Geophysics)] 15 25 + 60 100 180
XE (Section A + Any TWO Sections) 15 15 + (2 x 35) 100 180
XH (Section B1 +Any ONE Section) 15 25 + 60 100 180
XL (Section P+Any TWO Sections) 15 25 + (2 x 30) 100 180

GATE Paper Codes

GATE 2022 Paper Codes and Combination of Papers Allowed (Revised)

  • It is important for candidates to know their GATE 2022 Paper Codes as they are required during the application process and examination.
  • Candidates applying for GATE exam can now sit for two papers based on the Combination of Paper Code.
  • The Paper Combination has been revised this year. Candidates can check the table below to see the Code of Papers allowed as a second paper in GATE 2022:
Paper Name Paper Code Codes of Papers Allowed as Second Paper
Aerospace Engineering AE NM, XE
Agricultural Engineering AG ES, GE, XE, XL
Architecture and Planning AR CE
Biomedical Engineering BM BT, EC, IN, XL
Biotechnology BT BM, XL
Civil Engineering CE AE, AR, ES, GE, NM
Chemical Engineering CH PE, XE
Computer Science and Information Technology CS EC, GE, MA, ST
Chemistry CY XL
Electronics and Communication Engineering EC IN, PH, EE, CS, GE
Electrical Engineering EE EC, IN
Environmental Science and Engineering ES AG, CE, GE
Ecology and Evolution EY XL
Geomatics Engineering (New Paper) GE CE, GG, ES, MN
Geology and Geophysics GG GE, MN, PE, PH
Instrumentation Engineering IN EC, EE, PH
Mathematics MA CS, GE, PH, ST
Mechanical Engineering ME AE, CH, NM, PI, XE
Mining Engineering MN GE, GG, XE
Metallurgical Engineering MT PH, XE
Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering (New Paper) NM AE, CE, XE
Petroleum Engineering PE CH, GG, XE
Physics PH EC, GE, GG, IN, MA, MT, ST, XE
Production and Industrial Engineering PI ME, MT, XE
Statistics ST MA, PH
Textile Engineering and Fibre Science TF XE
Engineering Sciences XE AE, AG, CH, ME, MN, MT, PE, PI, TF, NM
Humanities & Social Sciences XH ST
Life Sciences XL BM, BT, CY, EY

GATE Syllabus

GATE 2022 Syllabus

  • No changes have been made to GATE 2022 syllabus released by the authorities along with the official notification apart from the addition of the syllabus for two papers- Naval Architecture & Marine Engineering (NM) and Geomatics Engineering (GE).
  • GATE 2022 Syllabus can be divided into two major sections- the General Aptitude (GA) section with a weightage of 15 marks and the Core Discipline with a weightage of 85 marks.
  • GATE General Aptitude Syllabus is the same for all 29 papers and consists of questions based on verbal, numerical, quantitative ability and spatial aptitude.

GATE Preparation

GATE 2022 Preparation Tips

Over 9 lakh candidates sit for GATE exam, making it one of the highly competitive entrance tests. Students applying for GATE 2022 must make sure to have complete knowledge of the syllabus, exam pattern, marking scheme, etc. This will help them strategize their study plan accordingly. Some of the important points on GATE 2022 Preparation are:

  • Be clear that you want to opt for a coaching class or would you prepare for the exam on your own, as self-study plays a very important role in the preparation of GATE 2022.
  • Those candidates who cannot afford to join coaching can go for Distance learning courses provided by different institutes or online preparation classes or they can rely on self-study.
  • Students who opt for coaching get a schedule from their respective institute which they can follow whereas the candidates who opted for self-study need to be more determined towards their preparation.
  • Self-studying aspirants should start after going through the GATE Syllabus and plan daily, weekly and monthly targets because the syllabus to cover is vast so planning must be time-bound.
  • You can also get the study material from GATE reference books.

GATE 2022 Coaching Centers

GATE is not an easy examination to crack. Hence, lakhs of students join various Coaching Institutes nationwide for GATE preparation. Here, we provide you with a list of some prominent GATE Coaching Institutes in India. Branches of these institutes are present in almost all major cities. Also, their online channels carry great weightage and have become an easily accessible tool to attend classes. Read More GATE 2022 Online Coaching

  • Made Easy
  • Engineers Academy
  • ACE Engineering Academy
  • The GATE Academy
  • Brilliant Tutorials
  • GATE Forum

GATE 2022 Preparation: Best Online Resources

  • Exam Preparation App: Free Mock Test, Live Classes –This app is by Gradeup. You can download this app for free from the play store and can attend free live classes, mock test papers, daily quizzes, previous year solved papers, unlimited practice questions, doubt clearing sessions, exam test series, online coaching, and much more. The app provides preparation guidance for GATE CE, ME, EE, CS, ECE.
  • GATE All subjects Solved Papers and Solutions: In this app, you can get more than 10,000 GATE questions with solutions, the last 10 years GATE previous years question papers and solutions, a subject-wise solution with detailed explanation. The app is easily accessible in both online and offline mode.
  • GATE Exam Preparation Solved Questions Papers: This app is by GATE EduRev. The app is specially designed for GATE ME, CSE, EE, CE, ECE. Here you can get MCQ questions with solutions, previous 30 yearsGATE ME, CSE, EE, CE, ECE questions bank, free GATE online test series with mock tests, GATE preparation books with all other study material, online tests with virtual calculator facility, and much more.
  • GATE Academy Learning App: In this app, the courses are only available for GATE EE, ECE, CE, ME, and IN branches. The login is free for all the candidates and further candidates can have discussions on all the topics related to the course content.

GATE 2022 Books

Candidates can check the subject wise GATE 2022 books for better preparation in the table below:

Paper Name Recommended Books
GATE ME Strength of Materials by SS Rattan, Theory of Machines by RS Khurmi, Engineering Mechanics by SS Bhavikatti
GATE CS Algorithms by Cormen, Operating System by Galvin, Theory of Computation by Ullman
GATE EE Network Analysis by Val Valken Burg, Signals & Systems by Oppenheim Wisky, Power Electronics by UA Bakshi
GATE EC Electronic Devices Circuits by Millman and Halkias, Digital Logic and Computer Design by Mano, Microprocessors by B Ram
GATE CE Civil Engineering Gate 2020 30 Years Solution by IES Master
Basic Structural Analysis byC.S.Reddy, Engineering Hydrology by K Subramanya
GATE CH Heat Transfer byBinay. K.Dutta, Mass Transport Phenomena by Christie J. Geankoplis, Chemical Technology by Gopala Rao M
GATE BM Fundamentals of Biomedical Engineering byG.S Sawhney, Biomedical Instrumentation byR.S Khandpur

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GATE Question Papers for 2021, 2020, 2019, 2018, 2017

  • Solving the previous years' GATE question paper is very helpful in understanding the difficulty level of the exam, type of questions asked in the exam, weightage of chapters, and much more.
  • All the candidates are advised to solve at least one question paper daily as it will also help you to work upon maintaining a good speed while answering the questions. Check Previous year GATE Question Paper

Candidates can download the latest GATE Question Paper along with answer keys from the links below:

Year Link
GATE Question Paper 2021 Download PDFs
GATE Question Paper 2020 Download PDFs
GATE Question Paper 2019 Download PDFs
GATE Question Paper 2018 Download PDFs
GATE Question Paper 2017 Download PDFs

GATE 2022 Paper Analysis

  • GATE 2022 Paper Analysis will be updated here soon after the conclusion of each session. Candidates appearing for GATE 2022 can meanwhile check what to expect from this year’s exam in the points below.
  • IIT Kharagpur last conducted GATE exam in the year 2014, 2006, 2000, 1994 and 1988. Based on the exam analysis for the years, the overall difficulty levels of the exam were concluded to be moderate. However, since all the participating IITs and IISc are collectively responsible for preparing the question papers, the difficulty level of the paper cannot be pre-defined.
  • It was also seen that the questions in the exam were majorly numerical type. Therefore students can expect more numerical-type questions. Candidates who appeared for the exam in 2014 also reported that an analytical approach was required to solve the question paper with an in-depth knowledge of concepts. 
  • With more number of numerical type questions, students reported that the exam was time-consuming. It is therefore recommended that students maintain their speed from the very beginning of the exam. 
  • Multiple Select Questions (MSQs) in GATE 2021 papers were zero or very less in number. However, according to experts, the number of MSQs in GATE 2022 is expected to gradually increase similar to the pattern when NATs were initially introduced. Therefore, candidates must not ignore them in the exam. 

GATE Result

GATE 2022 Result

  • GATE 2022 Result will be released by IIT Kharagpur on March 17, 2022.
  • Candidates can check their result online on the official website of GATE 2022-
  • Only the aspirants who have qualified in the GATE Exam would gain access to download their score-card. GATE scorecard is valid for three years. Check GATE 2022 Score Validity

GATE 2022 Result- How to Check?

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

Previous Year GATE Result Statistics

Previous Year GATE Result Statistics: Appeared vs Qualifying Candidates

GATE 2021 Paper-wise Qualifying Statistics

In GATE 2021, candidates for Geology and Geophysics (GG) paper had the highest qualifying percentage with 31.84% candidates qualifying Geophysics and 24.74% for Geology. GATE papers with the highest number of applicants such as CS, EE, ME had a qualifying percentage of 17.13%, 17.7% and 17.38% respectively. 

GATE Statistics for Paper-wise Qualifying Candidates

GATE College Predictor

GATE 2022 College Predictor

  • Collegedunia’s GATE 2022 College Predictor is helpful for candidates to predict the college that might accept their expected scores.
  • GATE College Predictor designed by Collegedunia is very simple to use. Candidates can use the College Predictor for free and predict a list of colleges even after taking any mock test. Check GATE 2022 College Predictor

GATE Rank v/s Institute

The qualifying cutoff for all the colleges could vary every year but it has been observed that the rank required for admissions usually remains the same in the respective colleges. Some of the examples for the ranks which are accepted by institutes are mentioned below in the table: 

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

GATE Cutoff

GATE 2022 Cutoff

  • GATE 2022 cutoff will be declared by IIT Kharagpur along with the declaration of result for each of the 29 papers.
  • There are two types of GATE Cutoff released
    • The cutoff released by the authorities is the qualifying GATE cutoff, i.e., minimum scores required by candidates to qualify the GATE paper.
    • Each of participating institutes release a separate admission GATE cutoff i.e., the minimum cutoff required for admission to the college.

GATE Qualifying Cutoff

Candidates can refer to the previous year GATE Qualifying cutoff to know the expected minimum scores required for admission based on GATE exam:

GATE 2021 Cutoff For General, OBC- (NCL)/ EWS and SC/ ST/ PwD Candidates
Paper Code GATE 2021 Cutoff GATE 2020 Cutoff
For General For OBC- (NCL)/ EWS For SC/ ST/ PwD For General For OBC- (NCL)/ EWS For SC/ ST/ PwD
AE 26.30 23.60 17.50 27.2 24.4 18.1
AG 25.00 22.50 16.60 26.3 23.6 17.5
AR 40.90 36.80 27.20 34.8 31.3 23.2
BM 25.00 22.50 16.60 25.0 22.5 16.6
BT 30.00 27.00 20.00 30.7 27.6 20.4
CE* 29.20 26.20 19.40 32.9 29.6 21.9
CH 35.10 31.50 23.40 35.7 32.1 23.8
CS* 26.10 23.40 17.40 28.5 25.6 19.0
CY 36.20 32.50 24.10 26.7 24 17.8
EC 25.00 22.50 16.60 28.8 25.9 19.2
EE 30.30 27.20 20.20 33.4 30.0 22.2
ES 39.60 35.60 26.40 -- -- --
EY 35.70 32.10 23.80 42.2 37.9 28.1
GG (Geology) 38.90 35.00 25.90 38.4 34.5 25.6
GG (Geophysics) 44.80 40.30 29.80 51.9 46.7 34.6
IN 36.00 32.40 24.00 34.6 31.1 23.0
MA 29.00 26.10 19.30 25.0 22.5 16.6
ME* 33.00 29.70 22.00 34.0 30.6 22.6
MN 31.00 27.90 20.60 32.7 29.4 21.8
MT 48.50 43.60 32.30 49.2 44.2 32.8
PE 51.40 47.10 34.90 39.8 35.8 26.5
PH 32.80 29.50 21.80 37.2 33.4 24.8
PI 35.70 32.10 23.80 36.6 32.9 24.4
ST 25.00 22.50 16.60 25.0 22.5 16.6
TF 41.80 37.60 27.80 37.1 33.3 24.7
XE 37.00 33.30 24.60 26.0 23.4 17.3
XH-C1 (Economics) 29.40 26.40 19.50 -- -- --
XH-C2 (English) 41.70 37.50 27.80 -- -- --
XH-C3 (Linguistics) 35.30 31.70 23.50 -- -- --
XH-C4 (Philosophy) 37.90 34.10 25.20 -- -- --
XH-C5 (Psychology) 48.50 43.60 32.30 -- -- --
XH-C6 (Sociology) 34.30 30.80 22.80 -- -- --
XL 36.00 32.40 24.00 31.7 28.5 21.1

*Normalized marks for multisession papers CE, CS and ME

GATE Admission Cutoff for Top IITs

Each of the participating IIT releases its own admission cutoff separately after the conclusion of the counselling process. Candidates can check the previous year GATE Cutoff for Top IITs using the links below:

IIT College GATE Admission Cutoff
IIT Madras Check Here
IIT Delhi Check Here
IIT Bombay Check Here
IIT Kanpur Check Here
IIT Kharagpur Check Here
IIT Roorkee Check Here
IIT Guwahati Check Here
IIT Hyderabad Check Here
IIT (BHU) Varanasi Check Here

GATE 2022 Counselling

IIT Kharagpur will not organize any counselling process for M.Tech admissions. Candidates seeking admissions in IITs, NITs and other prestigious institutions will have to participate in counselling process conducted by separate bodies.

  • For admissions into NITs candidates need to register for GATE CCMT Counselling. Usually, the counselling process starts in the month of April.
  • For admissions into IITs, candidates need to register for GATE COAP Counselling. Aspirants will need to apply to individual institutes where admission is desired and eventually, register for Common Offer Acceptance Portal.


  • GATE CCMT refers to Centralized Counseling for M.Tech/M.Arch/M.Plan/M.Des.
  • GATE CCMT is a centralized counselling process conducted for admission to participating NITs, IIITs, CFTIs and IIEST Shibpur.
  • Candidates need not apply to desired NIT separately.
  • Candidates with a valid GATE score card (2020/2021/2022) can register for CCMT 2022.
  • GATE CCMT Cutoff for NITs is released by the organizing institute in the form of opening and closing ranks. Check GATE Cutoff for Top NITs

GATE CCMT: List of Participating NITs

A total of 57 NITs participate in GATE CCMT counselling. The number of institutes participating may increase or decrease for each round of CCMT counselling depending on the seats available. Some of the participating colleges in GATE CCMT are:


  • COAP refers to Common Offer Acceptance Portal.
  • GATE COAP 2022 is a window where all Participating Institutes / PSU's upload their admission/ job offers.
  • Under COAP 2022, the seats are offered based on GATE scores, cut off, and the preferences filled by the candidate.
  • Candidates who wish to accept the seats need to complete the process by logging in to the institute portal, submit fees, and the mandatory documents.
  • Unlike GATE CCMT, candidates who register for COAP 2022 also need to individually apply to the desired IIT for M.Tech admission.

GATE COAP: List of Participating IITs

The list below shows some of the participating IITs in GATE COAP: 

To know more about GATE 2022 Counselling, Check Here

List of Top M.Tech Colleges in India after GATE 2022

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

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

GATE 2022 PSU Recruitment

  • Public Sector Undertaking (PSU) are the companies that are owned by the union government of India or one of the states/territorial governments or both.
  • These companies offer recruitment to candidates every year through GATE exam. 
  • Shortlisted candidates who have a valid GATE score are called for selection rounds like Personal Interview (PI)/ Group Discussion (GD). Read more on PSU Recruitment through GATE 2022

Previous Year GATE PSU Cutoff

GATE Cutoff for BHEL Recruitment
Discipline UR OBC SC ST
Mechanical 79.31 75.18 61.33 53.84
Electrical 69.98 66.04 53.99 50.59
Electronics 68.68 65.32 56.46 49.13
Metallurgy 65 57.67 56.67 48.67
GATE Cutoff for NTPC Recruitment
Discipline General OBC SC ST
Electrical 66.69 61.11 50.93 49.28
Mechanical 76.31 68.69 55.83 49.72
Electronics 63.74 55.85 47.47 47.1
Instrumentation 63.33 55 43 46.67
Civil 73.12 70.34 64.84 57.56
IT 65.93 55.76 50.71 37.71
GATE Cutoff for GAIL Recruitment
Discipline UR OBC-NCL SC ST
Chemical 68.4 64 60.75 53
Mechanical 82.58 80.37 - 73.72
Electrical 77.95 74.54 66.24 61.82
Instrumentation 75.37 70.50 - 56.23
Business Information System 70.41 64.29 61.82 -
Telecom/Telemetry 76.22 70.39 66.34 58.73
GATE Cutoff for HPCL Recruitment
Discipline UR OBC SC ST
Mechanical 75.14 70.69 58.34 50.85
Civil 66.97 62.26 54.91 54.26
Electrical 67.35 65.23 53.55 51.61
Instrumentation 61.33 57.33 44.67 35.33
E &TC 63.18 62.88 53.35 47.83
Chemical 54 51.67 44.33 41

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Frequently Asked Questions

GATE 2022 FAQs

Ques. When will GATE 2022 be conducted?

Ans. GATE 2022 is scheduled from February 5-6 and 12-13, 2022. However, in a recent change of events, IIT Kharagpur has marked GATE 2022 Exam Dates as tentative probably due to the surge in COVID-19 cases in India. The exam is to be held in two sessions- Forenoon and Afternoon Session. CE and ME papers will be held in two slots meanwhile all other papers will be held in a single slot. Check GATE 2022 Exam Dates

Ques. Will GATE 2022 be postponed?

Ans. No official announcement regarding the postponement of GATE 2022 has been made. IIT Kharagpur has, however, marked GATE 2022 examination schedule as tentative on the official website. The release of GATE 2022 Admit Card has also been postponed. The changes in the examination schedule are expected to have been made due to the recent surge in COVID-19 cases in India.

GATE 2022

Ques. Can I apply for GATE 2022 now?

Ans: No. GATE 2022 Registrations are already closed. IIT Kharagpur had released GATE 2022 application form on September 2, 2022 while the last date to register without any late fee was September 30, 2021.

Ques. When will GATE 2022 Admit Card be released?

Ans. IIT Kharagpur has deferred the date for release of GATE 2022 Admit Card. Instead of the release on January 7, 2022, GATE 2022 admit card release date will be announced shortly on the official website- Check GATE 2022 Admit Card

Ques. Who will conduct GATE 2022?

Ans. GATE 2022 is scheduled to be conducted by IIT Kharagpur. The exam is conducted each year by one of the organizing institutes which includes IISc Banglore, IIT Bombay, IIT Delhi, IIT Guwahati, IIT Kanpur, IIT Kharagpur, IIT Madras and IIT Roorkee. IIT Kharagpur last conducted GATE exam in the year 1988, 1994, 2000, 2006 and 2014.

GATE Organizing Body Year 
IISc Banglore 1984, 1990, 1996, 2002, 2008, 2016
IIT Bombay 1987, 1993, 1999, 2005, 2013, 2021
IIT Delhi 1986, 1992, 1998, 2004, 2012, 2020
IIT Guwahati 2010, 2018
IIT Kanpur 1989, 1995, 2001, 2007, 2015
IIT Kharagpur 1988, 1994, 2000, 2006, 2014, 2022
IIT Madras 1985, 1991, 1997, 2003, 2011, 2019
IIT Roorkee 2009, 2017

Ques. Is GATE 2022 Syllabus released?

Ans. Yes. IIT Kharagpur has released GATE 2022 Syllabus along with the official notification. No new changes have been made to the syllabus this year. GATE 2022 Question Papers will be set based on the revised syllabus last year. Check previous year GATE Question Papers

Ques. Has IIT Kharagpur introduced any new papers to GATE 2022?

Ans: Yes. IIT Kharagpur, the conducting authority of GATE 2022, has introduced 2 new papers in GATE 2022. These are Naval Architecture & Marine Engineering (NM) and Geomatics Engineering (GE). The number of papers has consequently risen to 29.

Ques. Why should one take GATE exam?

Ans. GATE scores are used for a number of reasons. Some of the important reasons include:

  • Admission to M.Tech/ ME courses at top IITs and NITs in India
  • Recruitment to one of the PSUs such as IOCL, DRDO, NTPC, BPCL, BARC, BHEL, etc.
  • Admission to PG courses at International Universities such as the National University of Singapore, Nanyang Technological Univeristy, Singapore, Technical University of Munich, Germany and RWTH Aachen, Germany.
  • Admission to Post Graduate Diploma in Industrial Engineering at NITIE, Mumbai. Check Details 

Ques. What are the changes introduced in GATE 2022?

Ans. A number of changes have been made to GATE 2022. NCB-GATE has also stated that all the changes made in GATE 2021 will be continued in 2022 as well. Check GATE 2022: What’s New!

Here is a list of all the changes made to GATE 2022 and 2021:

GATE 2022: Changes Introduced GATE 2021: Changes Introduced
  • Two new papers added to GATE 2022- Naval Architecture & Marine Engineering (NM) and Geomatics Engineering (GE).
  • GATE 2022 Eligibility Criteria expanded allowing BDS and M.Pharma candidates to apply for the exam.
  • Proposed setting more number of GATE 2022 Exam Centers.
  • Cancellation of International GATE 2022 Exam Centers due to COVID-19.
  • GATE 2022 Exam Pattern for Architecture and Planning has been revised.
  • The Two-Paper Combination introduced last year revised for all papers
  • Two new subjects were added- Environmental Science and Engineering (ES) and Humanities and Social Science (XS).
  • GATE 2021 Eligibility had been relaxed allowing candidates in the third/ final year of graduation to apply for the exam.
  • GATE 2021 exam pattern had also been revised allowing candidates to sit for a maximum of two papers.
  • GATE 2021 Syllabus had been revised for all 25 papers.
  • GATE 2021 exam dates were spread over a longer period of time considering the COVID-19 situation.
  • 11 new GATE 2021 Exam Centers had been added.

Ques. Who is eligible to apply for GATE 2022?

Ans. According to GATE 2022 eligibility criteria, apart from graduates, candidates currently in their 3rd year of graduation are also eligible to apply. Candidates must have cleared the required degree for a recognized institute to be eligible for the exam. IIT Kharagpur has also expanded GATE 2022 Eligibility Criteria allowing candidates with a BDS or M.Pharma degree to be eligible for the exam. Check GATE 2022 Eligibility Criteria

Ques. I am planning to give GATE 2022 exam, for how many papers can I apply for?

Ans. Candidates appearing for GATE 2022 can apply for a maximum of two (2) papers out of the 29 papers presented on the GATE 2022 Information Brochure or GATE website. Candidates are supposed to appear in a paper appropriate to the discipline of his/her qualifying degree. GATE Two-paper Combination has been revised this year allowing candidates with more option for second paper. Check Updated GATE Two-Paper Combination

Ques. What is the maximum age limit for applying for GATE 2022?

Ans. There is no age limit for applying for GATE 2022. If you meet all the eligibility criteria(s), you will be permitted to give the exam.

Ques. When can I apply for GATE 2022?

Ans. The release of GATE 2022 Application Forms had been postponed. The registration window was open for candidates from September 2 till September 30, 2021 without any additional fee and till October 7 with a late fee.

Ques. What is the application fee of GATE 2022?

Ans: The application fee of GATE 2022 is different for each category. The table below shows the application fee during the regular registration period and late registration period:

Category GATE 2022 Application Fee (Regular Registration Period- Sept 2 to Sept 30) GATE 2022 Application Fee (Late Registration Period- Oct 1 to Oct 7)
SC/ ST/ PwD (per paper) INR 750 INR 1250
Female (per paper) INR 750 INR 1250
Other candidates (including International Applicants) (per paper) INR 1500 INR 2000

Candidates who apply for 2 GATE papers need to pay twice the amount mentioned in the table above based on their category.

Ques. What is considered to be a good rank in GATE exam?

Ans. For admission to top IITs, GATE rank below 200 can be considered as a good GATE rank. However, candidates with rank ranging from 600-800 can also get admission to IITs and IIITs. For admission to NITs, GATE rank ranging from 350-800 can be considered good.

Ques. How can I prepare for GATE 2022?

Ans. There are a number of ways to prepare for GATE 2022. However, the strategies differ for each candidate depending on the time allotted to preparation, retention power of the candidate, resources available for GATE preparation, etc.

Apart from starting your preparation early, candidates must have the best resources to prepare well. Because of the COVID-19 pandemic and restrictions made by the government, students can look for GATE Online Coaching. Solving various GATE Mock Tests or previous years' question papers can turn out to be the best way to test your preparation. Know More on GATE Preparation

Ques. Am I allowed to change my GATE Examination Paper or Examination City post registration?

Ans. Yes, candidates can change the GATE Examination Paper and the examination city at the time of GATE Application Form Correction.

Ques. How can I use a virtual calculator in GATE 2022?

Ans. In case you don’t know about GATE virtual calculator, you must start practicing using the virtual calculator. Appearing for more number of GATE 2022 mock tests will help you understand the working of a GATE virtual calculator. You can also use various online websites with an installed online calculator to work on. However, GATE Mock Tests will be considered as the best option to practice GATE Virtual Calculator.

Ques. For how long will GATE 2022 scorecard be available for download?

Ans: Qualified GATE 2022 candidates will be able to download their scorecards free of cost between March 21, 2022 to May 31, 2022 from the GATE 2022 website. However, a fee of Rs 500 will be required to download the softcopy till December 31, 2022. No candidate will be able to download GATE 2022 Scorecard from January 1, 2023.

Ques. What is the difference between GATE Marks and Scores?

Ans. GATE Marks are the actual marks/ raw marks scored by candidates calculated out of 100 in the exam. On the other hand, GATE Scores are the normalized score calculated out of 1000 on the basis of GATE Normalization Process. Check GATE 2022 Score Calculation

Ques. What are the qualifying marks for GATE 2022?

Ans. The qualifying scores or GATE 2022 Cutoff will be different for each paper. The table below shows the analysis of last three-year GATE Cutoff/ Qualifying Scores for General category for some of the popular papers:

GATE Paper Name GATE Cutoff 2021 GATE Cutoff 2020 GATE Cutoff 2019
Biomedical Engineering (BM) 25 25 -
Biotechnology (BT) 30 30.7 35.9
Civil Engineering (CE) 29.2 32.9 28.2
Computer Science & Information Technology (CS) 26.1 28.5 29.5
Electronics Communication Engineering (EC) 25 28.8 26.7
Electrical Engineering (EE) 30.3 33.4 39.6
Environmental Science & Engineering (ES) 39.6 -- --
Instrumentation Engineering (IN) 36 34.6 31.9
Mathematics (MA) 29 25 25
Mechanical Engineering (ME) 33 34 34.1
Humanities and Social Sciences (XH-C1 (Economics)) 29.4 -- --
Humanities and Social Sciences (XH-C2 (English)) 41.7 -- --
Humanities and Social Sciences (XH-C3 (Linguistics)) 35.3 -- --
Humanities and Social Sciences (XH-C4 (Philosophy)) 37.9 -- --
Humanities and Social Sciences (XH-C5 (Psychology)) 48.5 -- --
Humanities and Social Sciences (XH-C6 (Sociology)) 34.3 -- --

Ques. What is the process of GATE 2022 Counselling?

Ans. Conducting Body for GATE does not conduct the counselling process for candidates. Instead, there are separate counselling processes followed by GATE-qualified candidates. These are:

  • CCMT: Conducted for admission to NITs across India by one of the participating colleges.
  • COAP: Conducted for admission to IITs and PSU recruitment conducted by one of the participating IITs.

Although CCMT is a centralized counselling process COAP is a common platform where the participating IITs upload admission offer letters in the common time window. Check GATE 2022 Counselling

*The article might have information for the previous academic years, which will be updated soon subject to the notification issued by the University/College.

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What are the minimum qualifying marks needed to be scored in graduation?

mohit sarohi

Hello Riyaz,

The minimum marks to be scored in graduation is 50%. But for this year, relaxation was offered due to the pandemic. 

Who conducts the counselling for IITs?
manika gupta

Hi Rinki, Both COAP and CCMT are the gateway for admissions and without going through these counselling process no candidate will be able to get admission in IITs or NITs. For more information, please visit the following page, GATE Counselling.

What type of questions will there be in the general aptitude section?
manika gupta

Hi Uma, The General Aptitude section accounts to 15 marks and consists of 10 questions. Of these, 5 questions carry1 mark each while the other 5 questions fetch you 2 marks each. The test is broadly classified under two heads; Verbal and Numerical Ability. For more information, click on following link.

What is the eligibilty criteria for B. Arch paper?
manika gupta

Hi Uma, The elgiibilty criteria of the paper is that Students should have completed Class 12 or equivalent with a minimum of 50% marks along with the compulsory subjects (PCM). For more information, please click on the following link

Will students with engineering mathematics have an advantage in GATE 2021 exam?
abhishek upadhyay

Hello Dharshini, greetings from Collegedunia. If the topics included in the GATE exam have already been covered by the student during Engineering, they might have a slight benefit while preparing for this exam.

Which eligibilty criteria has the government relaxed for GATE 2021
manika gupta

Hi Riya, By Upgrading the previous 10+2+4 eligibility structure to 10+2+3 structure, now students in their third year of an undergraduate degree can also apply for GATE. For information on the eligibility criteria of GATE 2021, please visit the following page.

How to upload images GATE 2021 application form?
manika gupta

Hi Hussain, Candidates must follow certain criteria mentioned in the application form. For more information on how to upload images, please refer to the following link.

If I opt for two subjects per exam, will there be two separate exams or just one exam with questions from both the subjects?
manika gupta

Hi Sameer, There will be two separate exams in the different time slot.

I have done bachelors in Environmental Sciences. Am I eligible for the GATE exam?
manika gupta

Hi Puja, Yes, You are elgiible for the exam. For information on the counse, please visit the following link, Masters in Environmental Engineering.

What is the cutoff for getting a job with DRDO?
manika gupta

Hi Riyaz, For information on cut-off of DRDO, please visit the following link, DRDO Recruitement through GATE.

What is the last date of GATE registration?
abhishek upadhyay

Hi Pradeepraj, greetings from Collegedunia. The extended last date for GATE registration is 7th October.

If I will applied for second paper also then how will be the marking scheme? Is it included in subject paper?
mohit sarohi

Hello Prakash,

For a detailed marking scheme, please visit the following link: GATE Marking Scheme

I am a GATE 2021 aspirant from Biotechnology background. What else should I study apart from my core subject of biotech?
mohit sarohi

Greetings Arushi,

To know the exam pattern and subject-specific preparation tips, please refer to this link: Biotechnology Syllabus

Can I later change the exam center depending on the situation?
abhishek upadhyay

Hello Shatakshi, greetings from Collegedunia. Choose the most suitable exam center as per the exam dates released, as you would not be able to change it later.

Can I get a government job on the basis of my GATE score?
abhishek upadhyay

Hello Mohammed, greetings from Collegedunia. Yes, various PSU accept GATE scores for job applications.

What are the major changes that have been made in the GATE syllabus?
abhishek upadhyay

Hello Drona, greetings from Collegedunia. Click here for the revised GATE guidelines and syllabus.