14 May 2021

All About GATE Exam 2022 | GATE Exam Date, Schedule, Syllabus

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GATE Exam 2022: An Overview

 

What is GATE?

GATE - Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering is an online-based national level post-graduate entrance exam. It is conducted for Master of Engineering (ME), Masters in Technology (M. Tech), and direct Ph.D. admission to IITs, NITs, IIITs, and other prestigious universities and institutes across India. GATE is jointly conducted by the seven IITs - Mumbai, Delhi, Kanpur, Guwahati, Kharagpur, Chennai, and Roorkee along with the Indian Institute of Science (IISc), Bangalore.

GATE is held for all the science undergraduates across India. It also opens a gateway to international students who stay in countries such as Bangladesh, Nepal, Sri Lanka, Ethiopia, and the United Arab Emirates. Other than this, GATE provides individuals with excellent career opportunities in public sector organizations (PSUs) and in the field of research. Some of the PSUs and research organizations that use the GATE score for providing jobs include ONGC, NTPC, GAIL, HPCL, PGCIL, BHEL, BSNL, HPCL, NHPC, BARC, DRDO, etc. GATE is usually conducted in January or February every year. It's a single system- based paper that is conducted for three hours and it usually tests the comprehensive knowledge of the applicants on undergrad engineering topics.

Why Appear In GATE 2022 Exam?

There are various benefits of GATE Exam such as pursue post graduate programs, study overseas, secure job in PSU’s and more. Here are few good reasons to attempt India’s top-rated competitive exam GATE 2022.

  • With GATE 2022 score, you can secure admission in M.E/M. Tech courses and Ph.D programs at various IITs, NITs, IISc, and top-tier universities and institutes.
  • GATE scores are 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), etc.
  • GATE scores can be used to apply for jobs in top-rated PSUs, Central Government, Government of India Firms and Private Sectors
  • You can join state-level or national-level university/college to pursue M.Tech through GATE. You will be given a scholarship of INR 12,400 for every month till the two years completion of the course
  • GATE score remains valid for three years from the GATE result date to join M. Tech program
  • GATE scores will remain valid for the current year to secure government jobs. But, it will also depend on the PSUs for which you apply
  • GATE is conducted for 27 subjects and a new subject - Biomedical has been added to the lists. More subjects, more career opportunities!

About GATE 2022 Exam

GATE Exam 2022, will be conducted by IIT Kharagpur, and it will soon release the official information brochure for all the branches of GATE exam. The GATE exam is going to be conducted from 5 to 7 February 2022 and 12 to 14 February 2022 (Tentative) in various cities across India. GATE scores are valid for a period of three successive years.

GATE Examination is conducted at national level and roughly 1 million candidates are expected to appear for the GATE 2022 Exam. GATE Score carries a high weightage in top-tier institutes for M. Tech admission process and also in prestigious PSUs for various engineering-related jobs. The GATE 2022 examination will also be conducted overseas in various countries like Nepal, Singapore, UAE etc. The GATE 2022 examination is a Computer Based Test (CBT).

To appear for GATE, candidates should have completed 10+2+2 or 10+3+1, currently studying in 3rd or higher years of any undergrad degree OR should have already graduated from government-approved degree programs in Engineering / Technology / Architecture / Science / Commerce /Arts.

The official notification PDF will have all the details such as GATE paper pattern, eligibility criteria, fees, important dates, registration, syllabus, etc. You can visit the GATE official website for more information or do follow our blog that gives complete information at the click of the button.

What Is New In GATE 2022 Exam?

  • Exam Pattern - To check the detailed changes in the GATE Paper Pattern: Click here. A new pattern of questions has been added. GATE Examination will be fully Computer Based Test (CBT).
  • New Papers: Two New subject papers are introduced - Environmental Science and Engineering (ES) and Humanities and Social Sciences (XH) taking the total to 27 subjects.
  • Exam Centers: Four new cities are Jhansi (IIT Kanpur), Dhenkanal (IIT Kharagpur), Chandrapur (IIT Bombay), and Muzaffarnagar (IIT Roorkee) are added as exam centers and Pala (IIT Madras has been removed.
  • Exam centers in International cities might be removed depending on the travel restrictions.
  • Relaxed Eligibility Criteria - Applicants who are currently in 3rd or higher year of undergraduate engineering degree will be eligibility for GATE 2022 Exam. 
  • Reservation Quota for EWS Candidates: A 10% reservation quota for Economically Weaker Section (EWS or GEN-EWS) candidates who wish to participate in the GATE exams.
  • Thumb Impression: Candidates don't have to upload their thumb impression while submitting the GATE application form.
  • Virtual Calculator: Candidates will be given the virtual calculator during GATE exam. Candidates will not be allowed to attempt the exam with a Scientific Calculator.

GATE 2022 Exam Important Events

  • GATE 2022 Exam will be conducted by Indian Institute Of Technology, Kharagpur
  • Two Sessions - Morning and Afternoon every day
  • GATE 2022 Exam will be fully Computer Based Test
  • Two New Subjects namely - Environmental Science and Engineering (ES) and Humanities and Social Science (XH) are added
  • The total number of subjects in GATE 2022 will now be 27
  • All Test Papers of GATE 2022 will be entirely objective type.
  • The pattern of questions will include (i) Multiple Choice Questions (MCQ), (ii) Multiple Select Questions (MSQ), and/or (iii) Numerical Answer Type (NAT) questions.
  • Eligibility Criteria - GATE 2022 exam eligibility is relaxed to 10+2+3. It means even a third-year undergraduate student can appear for the examination.
  • There won't be age limit for the GATE examination
  • Aspirants can now opt for two subject papers from the prescribed set of combinations
  • Your GATE scorecard will remain valid for THREE years from the date of announcement of the GATE result
  • Due to Covid-19, the examinations at international venues might be dropped, if the situation is not conducive by October/November 2021

GATE 2022 Exam: Important Dates

The GATE 2022 Exam important dates are given below. Please note that these are tentative dates and changes might occur in future.

Features GATE Important Dates
Official GATE Notification 3rd Week Of July 2021
GATE Application Form Release 1st Week Of September 2021
Last Date Of Application Form Submission 1st Week Of October 2021
Last Date To Register (With Late Fees 500) 4th Week Of October 2021
Last Date (Change Of Exam City) 2nd Week Of November 2021
GATE Admit Card 2022 Release 1st Week Of January 2022
GATE Exam Date 5-7 February and 12-14 February 2022
GATE Answer Key 3rd Week Of February 2022
GATE 2022 Result Date 3rd Week Of March 2022

 

GATE 2022 Exam Schedule

The GATE 2022 exam schedule will be published on the GATE official website. Here is the exam schedule for your reference.

Day Time (IST) Papers
Day 1 12:00-17:00 P.M Miscellaneous Activities*
Day 2

9.30 A.M – 12.30 P.M

CE-1, IN, CY
15:00 - 18:00 P.M

CE-2, PH, AR, BM, AE, MN

Day 3

9:30 A.M - 12:30 P.M

EE, GG, AG, EY

15.00 – 18.00 P.M

EC, PE, ES, ST, PI
Day 4

12.00 – 17.00 P.M

Miscellaneous Activities*
Day 5

9:30 A.M - 12:30 P.M

CS-1, MA, BT, CH, TF
15.00 – 18.00 P.M CS-2, XE, XL
Day 6

9:30 A.M - 12:30 P.M

ME-1, XH
15:00 - 18:00 P.M ME-2, MT

 

List Of GATE 2022 Papers And Their Corresponding Codes

GATE Paper 

Code

Aerospace Engineering  

AE

Agricultural Engineering   

AG

Architecture And Planning  

AR

Bio-medical Engineering 

BM

Biotechnology  

BT

Civil Engineering

CE

Chemical Engineering 

CH

Computer Science & Information Technology

CS

Chemistry

CY

Electronics and Communication Engineering 

EC

Electrical Engineering 

EE

Environmental Science and Engineering  

ES

Ecology And Evolution 

EY

Geology And Physics

GG

Instrumentation Engineering

IN

Mathematics    

MA

Mechanical Engineering

ME

Mining Engineering

MN

Metallurgical Engineering

MT

Petroleum Engineering  

PE

Physics

PH

Production and Industrial Engineering  

PI

Statistics

ST

Textile Engineering and Fibre Science  

TF

Engineering Sciences 

XE*

Humanities and Social Sciences

XH**

Life Sciences  

XL***

We hope this blog was helpful to get some idea on the GATE 2022 Exam. Follow us for more updates on GATE 2022 Syllabus, eligibility criteria, pattern, registration, and more. Ekeeda is one of the leading tech education platform that provides GATE lectures for students by expert faculty. Sign up and start preparing today!

 

GATE Exam 2022 Overview: FAQs

 

What Is GATE Exam?

  • GATE Stands for Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering
  • It is conducted for Master of Engineering (ME), Masters in Technology (M. Tech), and direct Ph.D. admission to IITs, NITs, IIITs, and other prestigious universities and institutes across India.
  • GATE is jointly conducted by the seven IITs - Mumbai, Delhi, Kanpur, Guwahati, Kharagpur, Chennai, and Roorkee along with the Indian Institute of Science (IISc), Bangalore.
  • It's a single system-based paper that is conducted for three hours and it usually tests the comprehensive knowledge of the applicants on undergrad engineering topics.

What Will Be The GATE Exam Date 2022?

GATE 2022 Exam is scheduled (tentative) to be held from 5 to 7 February and 12 to 14 February 2022.

Which IIT Will Conduct GATE 2022?

This year, IIT Kharagpur is selected by the committee to conduct the GATE exam to be held tentatively in the month of February.

What Is The Minimum Educational Qualification For GATE Exam?

Candidates have to complete 10+2+2 or 10+3+1, currently studying in 3rd or higher years of any undergrad degree OR you should have already graduated from government-approved degree programs in verticals such as Engineering /Technology / Architecture / Science / Commerce /Arts.

When Will IIT Kharagpur Release The GATE Exam Notification 2022?

The official notification for GATE Exam 2022 will be released in the month of July 2021 on the GATE official website Kharagpur i.e http://gate.iitkgp.ac.in/

What Will Be The GATE 2022 Exam Mode?

The GATE 2022 Exam will be an ONLINE Computer Based Test (CBT). It's a single system- based paper conducted for three hours and it usually tests the comprehensive knowledge of the applicants on undergrad engineering topics.

What Will Be The GATE Paper Pattern?

There will be total 65 questions and it will carry total 100 marks. GATE exam will be conducted for three hours. All the questions will be carrying 1 or 2 marks and there will be negative marking for wrong answers.

When Will The GATE Exam Registration 2022 Begin?

IIT Kharagpur will release the official GATE notification in July 2021 and the registrations are expected to begin from September 2021 for GATE Exam 2022.

How Many Papers, A Candidate Can Apply In GATE Examination?

Candidate can apply for two papers out of the total 27 papers listed on the GATE official website. A candidate is expected to appear in the paper relevant to the discipline of his or her qualifying degree. However, a candidate is free to choose any subject paper of his or her choice.

What Are The Names Of GATE Papers 2022?

There are total 27 GATE Papers 2022 and also there would be few combinations papers. The complete details of GATE papers 2022 along with their codes is mentioned in the table above.

Will There Be Any Changes In GATE 2022 Syllabus?

GATE organizing committee may do some minor changes in the GATE Syllabus. However, one should visit the GATE official website to check the official notification, else follow our blog for the latest GATE Syllabus 2022.

What Type Of Questions Will Be Asked In GATE Exam?

GATE questions will include (i) Multiple Choice Questions (MCQ), (ii) Multiple Select Questions (MSQ), and/or (iii) Numerical Answer Type (NAT) questions.

What Will Be A Good Rank In GATE?

AIR rank from 100 to 1000 will be good enough for candidates to secure admission to any IITs/NITs or get recruited by any of the PSUs

What Is The Validity Of GATE Score?

GATE score card is valid for the period of three years right from the date of announcement of the GATE results. The score cards will be issued only to qualified candidates.

What Is A Good GATE Score To Secure PG Admissions In IITs, IIITs, NITs?

GATE score is calculated out of 1000 and the GATE marks will be calculated out of 100. An ideal score to secure admission in top-tier institutes would be anywhere between 600- 800.

Will I Be Able To Change The GATE Exam Paper Or Gate Examination City After Submitting The Application?

YES! A request for the GATE Examination paper or city change will be accepted along with additional payment. A specific date will be provided by the conducting body.

How Much Time Is Required For GATE Preparation?

Although, its good to start as early as possible; however, around 7 to 8 months of dedicated preparation will be good enough to appear for GATE 2022 Exam.

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