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GATE 2022: Important Topics To Cover

What is GATE?
Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering popularly known as ‘GATE’ 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. admissions 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 for 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 the undergrad engineering topics.

Why Appear In GATE 2022 Exam?
There are various benefits of the 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 & 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 help you secure jobs in top-rated PSUs, Central Government, Government of India Firms and Private Sectors

  • •You can join a 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 the M. Tech program

  • •GATE scores will remain valid for the current year to secure government jobs. and it will also depend on the PSUs for which you apply at.

  • •From next year onwards, GATE will be conducted for 29 subjects. Two new subjects are added by IIT Kharagpur from 2022. More subjects, more career opportunities!

About GATE 2022 Exam
IIT Kharagpur will conduct the GATE exam 2022 and it has released the official GATE notification on the website. The GATE exam 2022 will be conducted on 5,6 12 and 13 February 2022 in various cities across India. GATE scores are valid for a period of three successive years.
GATE Examination is conducted at a 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 the M. Tech admission process and also in prestigious PSUs for various engineering-related jobs. 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 an 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 exam pattern, eligibility criteria, fees, important dates, registration, syllabus, etc. For more detailed information, you can visit the GATE official website or follow our blog that gives complete information at the click of the button.
What Is New In GATE 2022 Exam?

  • IIT Kharagpur has introduced two new papers for the GATE Exam 2022. The new papers introduced from next year include - Naval Architecture & Marine Engineering and Geomatics Engineering. You can find the syllabus for two new papers in the official GATE 2022 brochure.

  • There will be a separate GATE Exam 2022 score and ranking for candidates appearing for Geology and Geophysics (GG), Humanities and Social Sciences (XH), and Architecture and Planning (AR)

  • CE, CS, EC, EE, and ME papers will be conducted in multiple sessions. However, a candidate is allowed to appear in only one specified session

  • A candidate appearing in one or two papers will have to fill only one GATE application form 2022. In case of multiple applications, only one will be accepted and the remaining applications will be rejected without any refund for the paid fee.

  • From this year, direct recruitment to Group A level posts in the Central government, i.e Senior Field Officer (Tele), Senior Research Officer (Crypto), and Senior Research Officer (S&T) in Cabinet Secretariat, Government of India, is now being carried out on the basis of IITKGP GATE score.

  • The exam conducting authority has decreased GATE 2022 exam centers in some zones this year. The exam will not be conducted at any foreign centres due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic crisis.

  • Applicants appearing for more than one paper have to pay the GATE Exam 2022 application fee separately for both papers.

  • Applicants must keep the IITKGP GATE 2022 scorecard safely after the results are declared.

  • Qualifying marks for EWS candidates is 90% as that of the General candidates.

  • 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 the GATE exam. Candidates will not be allowed to attempt the exam with a Scientific Calculator.

  • GATE is opened to students from the arts and commerce background from 2021 and will continue in 2022

[GATE 2022 will include two new engineering papers - Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering and Geomatics Engineering. Read Two New Engineering Subjects Are Added In GATE 2022 | Ekeeda]

GATE 2022 Syllabus
The key to achieving success in any form of the competitive exam is to be thorough with the syllabus. It is important for the applicants to know the GATE Exam Syllabus before they begin their preparations. Also, candidates should make be aware of the GATE exam pattern to plot a study plan as per the types of questions, exam duration, marking scheme, etc.
General Aptitude (GA) will be a common and compulsory section for all the 29 GATE papers. It holds 15 marks in the GATE question paper. The questions in the GA section aim to test the verbal and numerical ability of the GATE aspirants. For more details, candidates can visit the official site of IIT, Kharagpur, or follow our latest blog to know the complete
GATE Exam Syllabus 2022.
What Will Be The GATE Syllabus 2022?
The syllabus for GATE 2022 will be almost similar to 2021, and ideally, no changes are expected in it. Candidates who wish to appear in the GATE exam 2022 should analyze the syllabus and pattern before starting their preparation. You can download the GATE Exam Syllabus PDF for all the papers from our blog. A subject-wise weightage for different subjects/papers of the GATE exam is also available in our blog.
In order to successfully qualify and score excellent marks in the GATE 2022, candidates should focus on studying the topics specified in the GATE syllabus. With the help of a detailed GATE syllabus 2022 and exam pattern, you can prepare well & focus on topics that require more time and attention. Once candidates are through with the syllabus, they can take up the Ekeeda GATE test series to evaluate their performance and know where they stand in the preparation journey.
To get detailed GATE Syllabus 2022 Topic-Wise for different subjects candidates can – [Read 
GATE Syllabus | GATE Exam Syllabus 2022 For All Papers]
GATE Exam Date 2022
Here is the list of important GATE 2022 exam dates for your reference:

Important Events


Release of GATE 2022 official notification

August 1, 2021

Start of GATE registration 2022

August 30, 2021

Last date to submit the GATE 2022 application form

September 24, 2021

Last Date For Submission (With Additional Late fee)

October 1, 2021

GATE application form correction dates

November 12, 2021

Release of admit card

January 3, 2022

GATE 2022 exam date

February 5, 6, 12 & 13, 2022

GATE result date 2022

March 17, 2022

GATE 2022 Exam Highlights
Candidates can check the key highlights of 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

GATE Preparation Books 2022
Is GATE Tough? Will I be able to crack it? Maybe or Maybe not! Actually, it depends on how much practice and you’re clear with the concepts. However, mere enrolling and starting from anywhere won’t help you reap the fruits. The real task is how to find the right study material and best books for GATE Exam 2022. Our blog has listed down some of the best GATE preparation books 2022 from top publications to prepare for your upcoming GATE 2022. Firstly, let us be clear that the books you read at your undergraduate level are the most important ones to get a good rank in the GATE exam because the syllabus is nearly based on the B.E/B. Tech studies at the undergraduate level.
Always remember, simple and difficult just two ends, if you’re prepared well, it will be as simple as a cakewalk, but if you’re not, even the simplest paper or topic might be difficult for you. Relax! No need to panic. Go through our latest blog ‘Best Books For GATE Exam 2022 Preparation’, here we have listed all the latest and recommended books for you. Today, a lot of study material is floating around on digital platforms; however, as they say ‘Don’t Judge The Book By Its Cover’, you should certainly not decide on any random book for GATE preparation
Any good GATE book will -

  • Cover the entire GATE Syllabus

  • Concepts are easily understandable, especially complex ones

  • Sufficient questions and mocks for practice

  • Doubt sessions to clarify your doubts and move ahead with your preparation

  • Lastly, recommended by expert faculty or toppers (who do self-study, with no physical classes)

[Best e-Lectures & Books On GATE Exam by Top IIT Faculty Find the ideal GATE Exam books for CSE, ECE, Civil, Mechanical, Electrical, etc. Read more on GATE Exam Preparation Books | Best Books For GATE Exam 2022]

Tips To Prepare With The Best Books For GATE Exam 2022
Aspirants who have found the best GATE preparation books 2022 should work out a robust plan and timetable to prepare well. Students can follow these simple tips that will give an idea of where to begin their preparation:

  • First, go through the entire GATE syllabus and exam pattern

  • Start your preparation with the topics from which questions are asked frequently in the last few year's question papers.

  • Don’t end up studying a few topics instead make a timetable and ensure you stick to it. In the end, you should complete the portion and do some revision.

  • With PYQPs, mocks, and test series you can analyze your preparation level and check your speed, accuracy for the upcoming GATE exam.

  • Check the faculty experience and their expertise on a particular topic or subject

  • See how concepts are being explained and are you able to memorize them instantly.

GATE 2022 Application Form
The GATE 2022 application form will be available on the official site from August 30 to September 24, 2021. Also, the GATE application form will be available for an extended period with an additional fee of INR 500 from September 25 to October 1, 2021. Please follow the steps given below for a smooth application process:

  • Visit the GOAPS portal and complete the GATE registration process

  • Fill the GATE 2022 application form

  • Upload scanned images of requisite documents

  • Pay GATE registration fee

  • Preview of filled application form of GATE 2022

  • Submit the GATE registration 2022 form

If you’re anytime stuck with the process of application form fill up for GATE Exam 2022 please write us at care@ekeeda.com /call us at +91 90290 06464.
GATE 2022 Application Fee – Candidates can pay the application fee for the GATE 2022 through the official website. Candidates can make the fee payment through net banking, debit card/credit card/UPI mode. The fee per GATE 2022 subject is given below, for two papers the amount of fee will be double compared to a single paper. [Check 
GATE Registration: How To fill GATE Application Form, Documents Required]
GATE Application Fee 2022

For Examination Centers (India)

Regular Period (Aug 30 To Sep 24)

During Extended Period (Sep 25 To Oct 1)

Female Candidates (Per Paper)

INR 750

INR 1250

SC/ST/PwD candidates (Per Paper)

INR 750

INR 1250

All Other Candidates (Per Paper)

INR 1500

INR 2000

Please note that the application fee is non-refundable or transferable.
GATE Preparation Tips
For competitive exams like GATE, it's advisable to start preparing from your college days; however, not from the first year itself. Since you lack enough technical knowledge, the first year should be dedicated to research and experimenting with possible career opportunities. Once you're sure and thorough with your career goal, you can start preparing for the GATE examination.
To ace GATE 2022 Exam and pass out with flying colours, we've come up with some essential tips for candidates to follow:

Start Early Preparation –
When you start early, you have ample time to gather the right study material, learn at your convenience, connect with expert faculty and clear your doubts. It will eventually help you score well in the exam. You can create a proper study plan and follow it diligently till the GATE preparation. Scheduling a plan and working as per it saves a lot of time and know where you stand in terms of completion of the syllabus.
Learn To Manage Time –
Time plays a critical role in the GATE examination. Aspirants should divide correct time slots to cover the GATE-specific subject syllabus, practice sample GATE papers, do quick revisions, attend GATE online forums and discussion for better learning. Ensure you make a holistic preparation and don’t miss anything on the GATE syllabus. You should utilize each day, each hour, and each minute wisely to cover the GATE portion and clarify doubts. Check the amount of time spent on each subject and later divide the number of days in hand. Give enough time for specific subjects, engineering mathematics and general aptitude section.
Clear Your Basics Fundamentals -
Clearing your basics will help you perform faster and better in the GATE exam 2022. Candidates should have better conceptual knowledge of repeated topics. Prepare your own shortcuts for formulae, theorems, and concepts. Develop your style of learning, grasping things, and stick to it before starting your GATE preparation each day. Be strong with your fundamentals in subjects like Physics, Chemistry, and Mathematics.
Don’t Mug Up Topics & Concepts
Mugging up won’t go a long way, because the moment you forget you will be out of the race especially in the death overs. So, when you sit to watch any GATE online videos or study from a particular book make sure you get to the bottom of the concept, topic, and how you derive the results. Once the concept is clear you will easily be able to tackle the twisted or complicated questions.
Stay Positive & Out Of Stress
GATE examination is quite tough and most of the times candidates lose their cool or feel depressed. ‘Be Positive’ – It will unlock the door of impossibilities for you. Try to chill out with your colleagues, turn studies into quizzes or puzzles, games to make it more interesting, and indulge in other stress burst activities like yoga, playing with pets, beach walks, dinner outings, etc. It’s important to keep the flame ignited & have a genuine passion for engineering that will fulfill your dreams ahead.
Solve Mocks & GATE Question Papers -
GATE previous year question papers are the most essential part of your preparation. Through the GATE test series, you can determine speed, accuracy and monitor your preparation level. Through GATE exam question papers you will come to know the repetitive, tough, or easy scoring questions. You can develop an impeccable solution for it. Be creative and time-bound while solving it. Focus on developing an innovative way to approach a topic and understanding it.
Talk & Get Solutions On Your Own
Isolating yourself with loads of study material, videos won’t help you at all. Instead, be inquisitive in nature while preparing for the GATE exam 2022. You should remember to ask questions and get answers to them. Talk to toppers, or experts in the discussion forums, ask doubts in live lectures to derive a perfect solution for a particular topic. Once you understand the topic, develop your own answering style in the exam. It will improve your concentration and focus the next time you sit down for GATE exam preparation.
Stay Consistent With Studies
The moment you soften your grip on your studies, you’re just out of the league for the GATE exam. You will go completely blank and once again invest time on it. Instead, there should be certain consistency and uniformity in your studies. Try not to create a big gap while preparing for the GATE examination. Being consistent will help you lessen the burden and improve your chances to score excellent marks. However, it doesn’t mean you overstress yourself with the GATE exam syllabus and go under depression.
Today, there are best GATE preparation online platforms wherein aspirants can connect with top educators from IITs to find useful study resources, discussions, and get answers for their exam doubts. A lot of preparation and time investment is needed if you really want to gain an edge over the competition. For those students who wish to do self-study and are confused about how to chalk out a study plan, our blog will help them prepare for it effectively and skilfully plan.
Other than tips, to crack the GATE exam 2022 you will need determination and good focus. It needs constant efforts towards every subject i.e clear the basic concepts, overcome the complexities, and score high in their GATE Examination. Although these tips will help individuals prepare efficiently, one out-of-the-box tip is to maintain good health conditions. Since, there are long study hours it’s advisable to take good care of your health, take enough sleep, and most importantly meditate to improve your focus. It will keep you mentally and physically fit through your GATE Exam 2022 preparation journey.
Ekeeda App – India’s best tech educational platform and get access to exclusive GATE subject-specified online videos, PDF notes, GATE test series, and live lectures to clarify your doubts. Move up the preparation ladder with the GATE previous year question papers/model papers designed by top educators from IITs. Gain access to valuable tips and tricks to score excellent marks in GATE Exam 2022!
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