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GATE Overview

Applicants can visit the official website to get the GATE Notification which will be released in August. Every year, IIT Kharagpur conducts the GATE exam in February. It is a national-level exam and students who wish to take admission in postgraduate engineering colleges in India like IIITs, NITs, IITs, etc. The conducting authority will release detailed information like exam patterns and the GATE syllabus along with its official website only. There are two papers to be added one is Marine Engineering and Naval Architecture & the other is Geomatics Engineering.

GATE Exam Highlights



Name of the exam

Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering

Conducting Institute of Exam

IIT Kharagpur

GATE exam exam information

To be announced soon

Purpose of GATE Exam

Qualifying exam for Ph. D/ M. Tech/ M.E and PSU Recruitment

Application/ Registration Mode

Through Online Mode

Mode of GATE Exam

Computer Based

Duration of the Exam

Three hours

Number of cities which conducting exam

195 cities excluding six international centers

Total number of subjects

29 including two new subjects

Total number of questions


Total marks of the exam


Validity of GATE score card

Three years

Total no of test takers


GATE Eligibility Criteria

The eligibility criteria for the GATE exam are as follows:

Nationality Criteria:- Candidates should be under the citizen of India, and candidates from other countries of India can also go with the GATE exam if they have the given eligibility criteria.

Age Limit:-For the GATE exam, there are no age limit criteria to appear for the exam.

Academic Qualification:-Make sure aspirants should have completed their degree or to be in the final year of the Bachelor’s degree in Technology/ Engineering in any relevant science subject.

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GATE Important Dates


Expected Dates



Application form announcement


Last date for an application form.


Registration with late fees last date


The last date to edit the categories, paper, and exam city (with additional fees).


Admit Card announcement



4th, 5th, 11th, 12th February 2023

Answer key declaration

February/ March 2024

Result declaration

March 2024


Last week of March

Starting Of counseling

In the month of April

GATE Registration

The authority can go with GATE application form in the month of August. GATE registration process shall be activated from this month only through Online mode. To do registration, candidates need to provide their academic details and they also need to upload their signature, photograph, and category certificate if they have one.

Application Form Correction:-

Aspirants will have to log in to GOAPS  portal to make corrections to their application form. Only registered candidates can use this facility to correct their application forms. In this, candidates can make changes in their name, Date of Birth, Guardian’s mobile number, correspondence address, country of residence, Degree, and university information. Exam paper, gender, city, applicant personal details, the category will not be allowed to make corrections.

GATE Application Fee:

  • For Male General or OBC category candidates, the application fee will be Rupees 1500 before the given due date and Rupees 2000 during the extended period.
  • For ST/ SC/ PWD women category candidates the application fee will be Rs 750.
  • For students who are from Dubai and Singapore, the application fee will be the US $100.
  • For students from Addis Abada, Dhaka, Colombo, and Kathmandu the application fee will be $ 50.

GATE Exam Pattern

  • The duration of the exam is three hours.
  • There are 27 papers in the GATE exam
  • The total number of questions will be 65 where 10 questions from general aptitude and 55 questions from Engineering Maths and Core Subjects.
  • The total marks of the exam will be 100.
  • There are two sections available from different types of papers.
  • There is a negative marking for the wrong answer in MCQs.

GATE Exam Admit Card

Candidates can see their admit cards from the official website before the last date issued by the authorities. Make sure, aspirants must have to carry their GATE admit card along with their valid ID proof.

Steps to download the GATE admit card:-

  • Visit the official website of GATE 
  • Enter the required details like enrollment number and password to login into the GATE exam
  • Click on the admit card and download the link
  • Download the admit card for the future reference 

GATE Exam Paper Code

Paper Code of GATE Exam

Aerospace Engineering AE
 Architecture and Planning AR
 Biotechnology BT
 Civil Engineering CE
 Agricultural Engineering AG
 Electronics and Communication Engineering EC
 Chemical Engineering CH
 Computer Science and Information Technology CS
 Instrumentation Engineering IN
 Electrical Engineering EE
 Geology and Geophysics GG
 Chemistry CY
 Ecology and Evolution EY
 Metallurgical Engineering MT
 Mining Engineering MN
 Mechanical Engineering ME
 Physics PE
 Petroleum Engineering PE
 Production and Industrial Engineering PI
 Textile Engineering and Fibre Science TF
 Biomedical Engineering BM
 Statistics ST
 Environmental Science and Engineering ES
 Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering
 Humanities and Social Science XH
 Geomatics Engineering.

Paper codes for XL and XE papers GATE:-

XE Paper SectionsCode
Engineering MathematicsA
Fluid MechanicsB
Materials ScienceC
Solid MechanicsD
Plymer Science and EngineeringF
Food TechnologyG
Atmospheric and Oceanic SciencesH
XL Paper Sections 
Bio ChemistryQ
Food TechnologyU

Preparation Tips for GATE Exam

Every year more than 9 lacs aspirants sit in the exam to make their career bright. Students who wish to sit for the GATE exam must know the complete information about the exam such as Marking Scheme, Exam Pattern, Syllabus, Subjects, etc. Some preparation tips for the GATE exam are as follows:

  • If you want to opt for coaching classes to prepare for the GATE exam then don’t miss any online or offline classes.
  • Self-study plays a very important role so do self-study and make short notes for every subject.
  • If you don’t want to opt for coaching for the GATE exam then go with the official website and check the syllabus and do preparation for every subject on regular basis.
  • You can go with an online mock test to do better practice.
  • Students don’t need to forget to solve previous year’s question papers

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