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Two New Engineering Papers To Be Added To GATE 2022

‘Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering’ popularly known as GATE is the most sought-after competitive test offered by top-tier institutes and colleges across India at a postgraduate level. It is conducted for Master of Engineering (ME), Master’s in Technology (M. Tech), and Ph.D. admissions in top-tier Indian Institute of Technology (IITs), National Institutes of Technology (NITs), Indian Institutes of Information Technology (IIITs), and other institutes/universities across India.
GATE also acts as a passport to fly abroad for higher studies and secure jobs in the top Indian PSUs. Some of the established PSUs that use the GATE score for hiring include ONGC, HPCL, BHEL, DRDO, BARC, GAIL, SAIL, NHPC, HAL, BEL, etc. Every year nearly one million candidates enroll for the
GATE examination thereby making it one of the toughest entrance competitions in India.
Every year GATE is conducted to get admissions in postgraduate courses at top-tier IITs, NITs, and IIITs or secure jobs in top Indian PSU. You can even fly abroad for higher studies in countries such as Germany and Singapore or pursue fellowship programs. IIT Kharagpur will conduct GATE Exam 2022 and has recently issued an official GATE 2022 notification on its site in August 2021. The notice will display information regarding the important dates, registration process, application form & fees, GATE Syllabus and GATE Exam pattern, etc. Candidates can visit the official site to get a complete idea on the GATE examination or follow the Ekeeda blog with the latest updates and trends.
IIT Kharagpur GATE 2022 has recently announced that it will include two new designing papers, namely - Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering and Geomatics Engineering.  With the inclusion of two new papers, GATE 2022 will now have 29 papers/subjects in total. A year ago, two new papers were included by IIT, Bombay - Environmental Science and Engineering (ES), and Humanities and Social Science (XS). To get complete GATE Syllabus candidates can read 
GATE Syllabus | GATE Exam Syllabus 2022 For All Papers
Since candidates are allowed to appear for two papers (only a specified set) of the 29 papers, they should carefully make a choice of the papers they wish to appear. Candidates are advised to appear in the papers appropriate to the discipline of his or her qualifying degree. However, they are also free to choose any paper according to their future plans based on the GATE eligibility criteria of the institute/university they wish to seek admission into.
Usually, GATE doesn’t repeat questions from previous year papers but the concepts will be expected over and again. Thus, it's important to solve PYQPs for at least 10 to 15 years and thoroughly prepare for the concepts.
IIT Bombay had conducted the GATE 2021. After the exam was conducted, the organization gave over the chairmanship of the National Coordination Board (NCB), GATE to IIT Kharagpur recently. IIT Mumbai handed over the duty of conducting GATE 2022 to IIT Kharagpur after the fruitful finish of the GATE 2021 Examination on time despite of pandemic situation. IIT Kharagpur Direction - Professor Virendra Kumar Tewari will be Chairman, GATE 2022.

GATE 2022 Important Notice
National Coordination Board has recommended for GATE 2022 to set up a committee to explore more centers in remote areas and smaller towns for the GATE examination. Also, candidates are allowed to seek the GATE score for a period of three years. The GATE 2021 scorecards were available on the website till June 30, 2021. GATE is an annual competitive test to shortlist candidates for admission to postgraduate programs in engineering or science with scholarship and fellowship from MoE (Ministry of Education).
As far as GATE Exam 2022 preparation is concerned a lot of study material is floating around in the form of GATE Books, GATE online courses, PDF Notes, and study material from offline as well as online coaching centers. However, the key to achieving success would be making a wise choice after thorough research on the internet, talking to professors, or toppers. You can even check the review/ratings or feedback from candidates for a particular app or website to refer GATE online lectures or study material.
Ekeeda - India's leading tech educational platform offers GATE online courses for various subjects designed by top educators from IITs. Other than this, candidates can get access to a host of facilities such as PDF notes, model/previous year question papers, online mock for GATE, and live lectures to solve their doubts instantly. Top educators who have years of experience in preparing candidates for competitive like GATE, ESE, UPSC, MPSC, RRB, and much more will share some tips & tricks to give accurate answers with good speed in the examination.
From now on there are exactly six months for GATE  Exam 2022,  therefore, its important candidates soon take a wise call and start preparing for GATE. It's advisable the GATE syllabus is vast and complex, therefore know the topics/subtopics, weightage for every topic & sections such as GATE Aptitude, Engineering Mathematics, and Specific subjects before you create your study plan.
GATE online lectures are the most beneficial tool, especially for candidates who stay in remote areas, who are stuck in Covid-19 situations, and the ones who don't have enough financial resources to buy expensive books and study material. Ekeeda believes in producing brilliant minds and thus provides GATE courses at pocket-friendly prices to individuals. What’s more! If you face a financial crunch you can talk to our experts, they will surely work out an installment option for you. Sign up with Ekeeda and take a free trial today.
GATE 2022 Eligibility Criteria
Candidates who will meet the following criteria will be eligible for the GATE 2022 Exam. Kindly go through it.
Nationality – You should be an Indian national to apply for the GATE 2022 Exam. However, candidates from other countries such as Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, Ethiopia, Singapore, Nepal, and the United Arab Emirates will also be eligible for the GATE 2022
Age limit - There is no specific age limit suggested by the exam body to appear for the GATE Exam.
Pass Percentage – There is no minimum pass percentage defined by the exam body to apply for GATE 2022.
Educational Qualification –
To apply for GATE 2022, a candidate should possess either of the qualification(s) mentioned below. The educational qualification has been relaxed for the GATE 2022 Exam – Students who study in the 3rd or final year of any undergraduate degree will be eligible for the exam. Also, students who completed degree programs approved by the government in various disciplines such as Engineering, Technology, Architecture, Science, Commerce, or Arts are eligible to appear for the GATE 2022 exam.
For more detailed information regarding the GATE 2022 eligibility for the candidates you can read 
GATE Eligibility Criteria 2022 | Check Age Limit, Qualification
GATE 2022 Syllabus
The GATE Syllabus 2022 has been released by IIT Kharagpur for all 29 papers. Candidates who plan to appear for the GATE exam should analyze the syllabus and GATE exam pattern before they commence with their preparation. Candidates can download the GATE syllabus PDF for all papers - here. Along with this, we have also provided the subject-wise weightage for different papers in the GATE examination in our latest blog.  The syllabus for GATE 2022 consists of all the topics/subtopics that candidates must prepare for the examination to score excellent marks. If you wish to secure a spot in the merit list, stick to your study plan, complete the GATE syllabus and most importantly study diligently through GATE online lectures or books.
GATE 2022 Exam Dates: Important Events
To know the future course of the examination, candidates can check the GATE 2022 important dates (tentatively) given below:-

GATE 2022 Events

Important Dates

Official website live/Notification released


Availability of application form


Closing of submission of application form


Last Date to fill the application with late fee


Request to change of examination city

To be Notified

Availability of admit card


Exam date

5-7 Feb-2022
12-14 Feb-2022

Announcement of Result


GATE 2022 Exam Highlights
Candidates can check the key highlights of the GATE 2022 examination in the table given below: 




Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering – GATE

Level of Exam

National level

Exam Conducting Body

IIT Kharagpur

Official website

To be announced (August 2021)

Application Mode


Exam Mode

Computer-Based Test

Exam Duration

3 Hours (180 Minutes)

Number of Papers

29 Papers/Subjects (Naval Architecture & Marine Engineering
(combined) & Geomatics Engineering newly added subjects)

Total Marks

100 (65 questions)

Number of Test Takers

Around 8-9 Lakh

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