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GATE Exam 2022 Dates Announced

What Is GATE Exam?
Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering popularly known as GATE is an all-India entrance exam that tests a candidate’s basic understanding of the various undergraduate subjects in engineering and sciences. It opens a number of opportunities for you to pursue in life. The Indian Institute of Science (IISc) along with seven Indian Institutes of Technology (IIT's) jointly conduct the GATE examination every year. GATE is the qualifying entrance exam being conducted for admissions to postgraduate (PG) courses such as M.E/M.Tech/Ph.D in top-tier IITs, IIITs, and NITs.
Other than postgraduate admissions, GATE acts as a passport to fly overseas for higher studies else secure jobs in top Indian PSUs. Also, with a valid GATE score, you can obtain financial assistance during Master's programs and direct Doctoral programs in engineering/ technology/ architecture. As per the directives of the MHRD, the following procedure is to be adopted for admission to the post-graduate programs (Master's and Doctoral) with MHRD scholarship/assistantship.

GATE Entrance Exam Opportunities

  • When the candidate gets selected through test/interview for post-graduate programs, a minimum of 70% weightage will be given to the GATE performance and 30% weightage will be given to the candidate’s performance in test/interview and/or academic records based on the MHRD guidelines. 

  • Also, the admitting institutes can prescribe a minimum passing percentage of marks in the test/interview. Some of the colleges/institutes specify GATE qualification as the mandatory requirement even for admission without the MHRD scholarship/assistantship.

  • Several top Indian public sector undertakings (PSU) consider GATE scores for screening for providing jobs. Candidates who qualify in the GATE exam will be provided with a scorecard that is valid for three years from the date of announcement of the results.

  • The GATE exam score will help you to get admissions in the renowned universities in not just India, but also Universities of Singapore and Germany that prefer GATE qualified individuals.

  • Apart from academic advancement, GATE secures your future by enabling you for jobs in Research Centers, Universities, and other technical fields.

  • Keeping its results aside, the mere preparation of this exam helps you in preparing for Indian Engineering Services.

GATE exam is conducted in online mode and its mostly conducted in the month of February each year at various centres spread in different cities across India, as well as, in six cities outside India. The GATE exam centres comprise eight zonal centres under which various cities are listed where the national level engineering postgraduate entrance exam is conducted. It’s the most awaited exam of the year and millions of candidates appear for the GATE entrance exam each year to build a successful career ahead. The candidates should be aware that GATE exam scores are valid for three years only from the date of the announcement of the results. [Read Best Career Opportunities After Clearing GATE Exam 2022]
About GATE 2022
In the forthcoming year, IIT Kharagpur will conduct the GATE 2022 Exam. The exam conducting body will release the official notification in August 2021. It will contain information regarding important dates, GATE exam pattern 2022, syllabus, registration process, cut off and much more. The registration process will commence from September 2021. For more details, candidates can visit the official site of IIT, Kharagpur, or follow our latest blogs on Ekeeda.com
IIT Kharagpur GATE 2022 has announced that there will be an addition of two new subjects and from next year there will be a total of 29 papers/subjects. The two newly introduced subjects would be Naval Architecture & Marine Engineering (Combined) And Geomatics Engineering.
Before you begin your
GATE preparation, it's important you have sound knowledge about the syllabus and exam pattern. It helps you to understand which are the topics and sub-topics, the weightage, marking scheme, and how to reserve slots for particular topics and lay the preparation path. General Aptitude (GA) will be a common and compulsory section for all the 29 GATE papers. The questions in the GA section aim to test the verbal and numerical ability of the GATE aspirants.
For detailed GATE 2022 Syllabus candidates can visit the official site of IIT Kharagpur or
GATE 2022 Syllabus will consist of three major sections – General Aptitude, Engineering Mathematics, and Core-subject Specific section for nearly all the papers. GATE 2022 exam pattern includes the number of questions, types of questions, section, and the marking schemes for all the 29 papers/subjects in the examination.
The IIT Kharagpur GATE entrance exam date 2022 contains subject-wise schedules such as registration dates, admit cards, and much more. GATE 2022 will be held in online mode for 29 subjects in February 2022. Knowing the GATE exam date 2022 will help you track all the events on time. Read the complete blog, to keep a tap on all important GATE exam details.

GATE Exam Date 2022
Candidates can check the important GATE 2022 dates in the table given below. With the help of the GATE exam date 2022, candidates will not miss any event like GATE application, admit card, last date for fee payment, answer key release date, and much more.
IIT Kharagpur GATE 2022: Important Dates
Candidates can check the complete GATE 2022 dates in the section given below:

Important Events GATE 2022 Dates (Announced)
Official website live/Notification released 1-Aug-2021
Availability of application form 30-Aug-2021
Closing of submission of application form 24-Sep-2021
Last Date to fill the application with late fee 1-Oct-2021
Request to change of examination city To be Notified
Availability of admit card 3-Jan-2022
Exam date 5-7 Feb-2022
12-14 Feb-2022
Release Of Answer Key February/March 2022
Declaration Of Result 17 March 2022
Availability of scorecard Last week of March 2022
Counselling starts In April 2022

These were the GATE exam details for your reference. For more information, you can visit the official site or follow our latest blog
Who Can Apply For The GATE 2022?
In order to appear for the GATE 2022 exam, candidates must meet the prescribed eligibility criteria by the authorities. The GATE eligibility criteria will consist of parameters such as nationality, age limit, academic qualification, marks required, and more. Candidates should check if they meet the eligibility criteria or not before proceeding to fill the GATE 2022 application form.
Here are the general GATE 2022 eligibility criteria for your reference:
Age Limit - No age limit.
Nationality - Candidates must be citizens of India. However, candidates from other countries can apply for GATE if they meet the given eligibility criteria.
Pass Percentage - No minimum pass percentage in the qualifying degree.
Academic Qualification -

  • The candidates should have passed or been in their final year or pre-final of Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering/Technology (B.E./B.Tech) or Postgraduate (M.Sc) degree in any relevant science subject.

  • Candidates who have secured/are pursuing their qualifying degree from countries other than India: Should be in the 3rd year or higher years or finished their Bachelor’s degree (at least 3 years) in Engineering / Technology / Science / Arts / Commerce.

For detailed information on GATE 2022 Eligibility Criteria: Clickhere
Steps To Fill GATE 2022 Application Form

  • Register: Candidates will have to register through the GOAPS portal by entering their name, email ID, and mobile number. Once they’re successfully registered, an enrolment number will be generated. Create a password for login purposes for further process of the GATE exam.

  • Fill Application Form: Log in and enter all the requisite details like personal, educational, and contact information (please fill it carefully). Along with this, details related to college and valid photo ID also have to be filled in the application form. Further, selection of GATE paper and exam centers as per the preference had to be done.

  • Upload Scanned Images: Candidates will have to scan and upload photographs, signatures, and category certificates (if applicable) as per the specifications mentioned by the authorities.

  • Payment of Application Fees: To complete the GATE entrance exam application process, you will have to pay the application fee as per the category you belong through online mode i.e., net banking/debit card/credit card has to be made. [Read GATE Registration 2022 | How To Apply Online For GATE]

GATE 2022 Registration Fee

  • Male (General, OBC and Others) - INR 1500

  • SC/ ST/ PwD - INR 750

  • Women (All Category) - INR 750

Once you follow fill-up the form & pay the application fee, you should review and submit the GATE 2022 application form.
GATE Exam Pattern 2022

Particulars Description
Exam Duration 3 hours (180 minutes)
Number of Questions 65
Total Marks 100
Questions Type There will be two question types:
Multiple Choice Questions (MCQ)
Multiple Select Questions (MSQ)
Numerical Answer Type (NAT) Questions
Number of sections Will comprise of total 3 sections except for AR, CY, GG, EY, XL, PH and MA papers :
General Aptitude, Engineering Mathematics (for XL papers it is Chemistry) and Subject-Specific section
General Aptitude Section It Will consist of a compulsory General Aptitude (GA) section constituting of 10 questions. 5 of the questions
among 10 will carry 1 mark and the rest 5 will carry 2 marks each. Total marks - 15.
Marking Scheme MCQs - 1 mark for each correct answer; 1/3 mark will be deducted for every wrong answer.
MCQs - 2 marks for each correct answer; 2/3 marks will be deducted for every incorrect response.
MSQs - One or two marks for each correct answer.
There is no negative marking for Multiple Select Questions (MSQ) and Numerical Answer Type (NAT) questions

GATE Scores
The GATE 2022 result will be announced by IIT Kharagpur on March 17, 2022. Candidates will be able to access the GATE result by logging into their accounts. The result will carry GATE scores which will be used for further admission process. The result will carry GATE scores out of 100, qualifying marks for GATE paper, All India Rank, and more.
Authorities calculate the scores by using the raw scores secured by the candidates in their respective GATE exam papers. For those GATE papers which have multiple sessions - a normalization process will be selected by the authorities. Candidates will be able to download their GATE scorecards from the official website.
Note that only those candidates who will meet the qualifying cutoff will be allotted rank and allowed to download the GATE scorecard. GATE 2022 scorecard will contain pieces of information such as score out of 1000, raw score, category-wise qualifying marks, rank, and more.
Hope this blog gives you a complete idea on the GATE Exam dates announced and you have already planned to kickstart your preparation. If not, then hurry, as you only have a couple of months in hand to prepare and clear GATE 2022 in the first attempt. To boost your GATE preparation, sign up with Ekeeda – India’s best tech educational platforms for engineering aspirants.

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