• GATE - Graduate Aptitude Test In Engineering  Engineering And Architecture

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    GATE 2022 Exam details: Eligibility, Application Form, Admit Card, Result, Admission, Syllabus, Colleges


    What is GATE exam?

    GATE stands for Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering


    What is the purpose of GATE exam? 

    Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering or GATE is an online national level examination. This exam is a gateway for admissions into Master of Engineering (ME), Masters in Technology (MTech) and direct PhD admissions at Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs), National Institutes of Technology (NITs), Indian Institutes of Information Technology (IIITs) and other institutes/universities across India. 

    GATE scores are also used for Public Sector Undertaking (PSU) recruitment.


    Who conducts GATE Exam?

    The GATE exam is conducted by IIT Delhi, IIT Bombay, IIT Kanpur, IIT Kharagpur, IIT Madras, IIT Guwahati, IIT Roorkee and Indian Institute for Science, Bangalore (IISC Bangalore) on a rotational basis.  


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    What is the ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA for GATE Exam?


    Qualifying Degree

    Qualifying Degree/Examination

    BE/ BTech/ BPharm

    Bachelor’s degree holders in Engineering/Technology (4 years after 10+2 or 3 years after B.Sc./Diploma in Engineering /Technology) / Currently in the third year or higher grade


    Bachelor’s degree of Architecture (5- year course) / Naval Architecture (4- year course) / Planning (4- year course) / Currently in the third year or higher grade

    BSc (Research) / BS

    Bachelor’s degree in Science (Post-Diploma/4 years after 10+2) / Currently in the third year or higher grade

    Pharm D  (after 10+2)

    The 6-year degree programme, consisting of internship or residency training, during third year onwards / Currently in the third/fourth/fifth/sixth year 


    Degree holders of M.B.B.S. and those who are in the fifth/sixth/seventh semester or higher semester / Currently in the fifth/sixth/seventh semester or higher semester

    MSc/MA/MCA or equivalent

    Master’s degree in any branch of Science/Mathematics/Statistics/Computer Applications or equivalent / Currently in the first year or higher

    Int ME/ MTech (Post-BSc)

    Post-BSc Integrated Master’s degree programmes in Engineering/Technology (4-year programme) / Currently in the first/second/third/fourth year 

    Int ME/ MTech or Dual Degree (after Diploma or 10+2)

    Integrated Master’s degree programme or Dual Degree program in Engineering/Technology (5-year program) / Currently in the third/fourth/fifth year or already completed

    BSc/BA/ BCom

    Bachelor degree in any branch of Science/Arts/Commerce (3-year programme) / Currently in the third year or already completed

    Int MSc/ Int BS-MS

    Integrated MSc or 5-year integrated BS-MS programme / Currently in the third year or higher or already completed

    Professional Society Examinations* 
    (equivalent to BE/BTech/BArch)

    B.E./B.Tech./B.Arch. equivalent examinations of Professional Societies e.g., AMIE by Institution of Engineers-India, AMICE by the Institute of Civil Engineers-India which are recognised by MHRD/UPSC/AICTE with Completed Section A or equivalent of professional courses of such types


    GATE Eligibility for International Candidates

    Candidates who have obtained their qualifying degree or are pursuing their qualifying degree from countries other than India must meet the eligibility criteria as metioned below:

    1. Must have completed or in the final year or in the pre-final year of their bachelor’s degree in engineering and technology or;
    2. Must have completed or in the final year or in the pre-final year of their Post Graduate degree in any relevant science subjects


    GATE Eligibility – Supporting Documents

    Candidates have to submit the degree certificate/provisional certificate/ course completion certificate/ professional certificate/ membership certificate issued by the institute or society they are enrolled in for the degree programme.

    Candidate is appearing in the final year of the qualifying programme must upload a certificate from the head of the department of their institution or upload a copy of the marks sheet for section A of AMIE. This certificate should be signed by the Head of the Department (HOD) with the current date.








    3 hours



    1790 colleges



    Once a year








    1. Register on the Official website of GATE

    Create a username and password on the official GATE website using a valid email address, mobile number and password.

    Upon successful registration, an email with Enrolment ID will be sent to the candidate on the email address provided in the application form.


    2. Fill the online application form for GATE

    1. Login with your credentials.
    2. Provide Personal information (name, date of birth, personal mobile number, parents' name, parents' mobile number, etc.).
    3. Provide complete Correspondence Address for Communication 
    4. Upload the required degree, images of photo and signatures and other supporting documents
    5. Fill-in the subject of the GATE paper
    6. Select the GATE examination centre where reaching on the exam date is easiest

    Upload the following documents / images: 

    a) The signed application form (with photograph affixed) with Principal’s certificate, if that is the proof of your eligibility to appear in GATE  or other eligibility documents required to appear in GATE  (e.g., degree certificate).

    b) A recent photograph meeting the size and quality criteria mentioned in the application form

    c) Category certificate, if availed in the application form

    d) Image of the candidates' signature as per the size and quality criteria mentioned in the application form


    3: Payment of  GATE application fee

    Candidates have to pay the GATE  application fee after filling the online application form in any of the online  payment modes accepted. 


    GATE application fee for examination centres in India

    Candidate Category

    On or before Last Date (in Rs)

    After the last date and During the extended period (in Rs)

    Female candidates (per paper)



    SC/ST/PwD category candidates (per paper)



    All other candidates (per paper)



    International Candidates 

    Addis Ababa, Colombo, Dhaka, and Kathmandu (per paper)

     USD 50  USD 70
    International Candidates:  Dubai and Singapore (per paper) USD 100  USD 120



    4: Upload the following Documents  

    1. Candidate's photograph (Image File size between 2KB and 200KB)
    2. Candidate's signature (Image File size should be between 2KB and 150KB)
    3. Scanned copy of the Eligibility Certificate in pdf format (Degree Certificate or Provisional Certificate or Certificate from the Head of the Department/ Institute (format specified in Appendix A of the Information Brochure) (File size should be between 10KB and 300KB)
    4. Scanned copy of Category (SC/ST) certificate (if applicable) in pdf format (File size should be 10KB - 300KB)
    5. Scanned copy of PwD Certificate (if availed) in pdf format (File size should be between 10KB - 300KB)
    6. Scanned copy of Dyslexic Certificate (if availed) in pdf format (File size should be between 10KB - 300KB)
    7. Details of the valid Identity Document* (ID) (The same ID, in original, should be carried to the examination hall)
    8. Net-banking/debit card/credit card details for fee payment 
    9.  Valid Identity Document: Passport/ PAN card/ Voter ID/ Aadhaar-UID/ College ID/ Employee ID/ Driving License


    GATE Application Correction

    1: Visit the official website at gate.iitb.ac.in 

    2: Click on the ‘GATE Online Application Processing System (GOAPS)’ link

    3: Enter your login credentials 

    4: Make corrections in the application form e.g. exam centre, subject, second paper etc...


    How to change examination city for GATE ?

    1.  Visit the official GATE Online Application Processing System (GOAPS) website - http://appsgate.iitm.ac.in/
    2. Login with your Enrollment ID/Email Address and Password 
    3. Click on "Change Examination City"
    4. Make a payment of Rs 500 (in case of Indian Nationality)




    How to Download GATE Admit Card/ Hall Ticket? 

    GATE admit card can only be downloaded in online mode from the official website. Hard copy of the admit card will not be sent to candidates. Follow the below steps to download GATE admit card online.

    1: Visit the official website and click on the "GATE  Admit Card" link.

    2: Login with your Enrollment ID and Password to log in

    3: After successful login, GATE admit card  will be displayed on the screen

    4: Check all the details for spellings, exam centre etc. mentioned on the admit card

    1. Candidates’ Registration number
    2. GATE Exam date
    3. Name of the candidate
    4. Photograph of candidate
    5. Signature of candidate
    6. GATE exam duration
    7. GATE Paper Code
    8. Exam centre address
    9. Test Day Instructions

    5: Download the admit card for future reference and toshow at the time of the examinaiton



    About the Exam


    Examination Mode

    Computer Based Test (CBT)


    3 Hours

    Number of Subjects (Papers)



    General Aptitude (GA) + Candidate’s Selected Subject

    Type of Questions

    1. Multiple Choice Questions (MCQ)
    2. Multiple Select Questions (MSQ) and/or
    3. Numerical Answer Type (NAT) Questions

    Questions test these abilities

    • Recall
    • Comprehension
    • Application
    • Analysis and Synthesis

    Number of Questions

    10 (GA) + 55 (subject) = 65 Questions

    Distribution of Marks in all Papers EXCEPT papers AR, CY, EY, GG, MA, PH, XH and XL

    General Aptitude: 15 Marks + Engineering Mathematics: 13 Marks + Subject Questions: 72 Marks = Total: 100 Marks

    Distribution of Marks in papers AR, CY, EY, GG, MA, PH, XH and XL

    General Aptitude: 15 Marks + Subject Questions: 85 Marks = Total: 100 Marks

    Marking Scheme

    All of the questions will be of 1 mark or 2 marks


    Breakup of GATE  Exam Pattern

    According to GATE exam pattern, different types of questions carry different marks. Check the break-up below:

     Types of Questions  Marks
     Multiple Choice Questions (MCQ)  1 or 2 marks
     Numerical Answer Questions  1 or 2 marks



    General Aptitude Syllabus (Common for all papers)

    Verbal Ability

    Numerical Ability

    Biomedical Engineering Syllabus (new entrant) 

    Engineering Mathematics

    Electrical Circuits

    Analog and Digital Electronics

    Signals and Systems

    Measurement and Digital Electronics

    Sensors and Bioinstrumentations

    Medical Imaging System


    Human Anatomy and Physiology


    Aerospace Engineering Syllabus

    Fourier Series

    Laplace Transforms

    Numerical methods for linear and nonlinear algebraic equations

    Numerical integration and differentiation.

    Dynamic stability

    Euler angle

    Equations of motion

    Aerodynamic forces and moments, stability & control derivatives

    Decoupling of longitudinal and lateral-directional dynamics

    Longitudinal modes; lateral-directional modes. 

    Orbit transfer

    In-plane and out-of-plane

    Elementary ideas of viscous flows including boundary layers

    Wind Tunnel Testing

    Measurement and visualization techniques

    Vibration of  beams

    Theory of elasticity

    Equilibrium and compatibility equations

    Airy’s stress function


    Agriculture Engineering Syllabus

    Engineering Mathematics

    Farm Machinery 

    Farm Power

    Soil and Water Conservation Engineering 

    Irrigation and Drainage Engineering

    Agricultural Processing Engineering

    Dairy and Food Engineering


    Architecture & Planning Syllabus

    Architecture and Design 

    Building Materials, Construction and Management

    Building and Structures

    Environmental Planning and Design

    Urban Design

    Urban Planning and Housing

    Planning Techniques and Management

    Services, Infrastructure and Transportation

    Biotechnology Syllabus

    Engineering Mathematics

    General Biotechnology

    Recombinant DNA Technology

    Plant and Animal Biotechnology

    Bioprocess Engineering and Process Biotechnology


    Civil Engineering Syllabus

    Engineering Mathematics

    Structural Engineering

    Geotechnical Engineering

    Water Resources Engineering

    Environmental Engineering

    Transportation Engineering

    Geomatics Engineering


    Chemical Engineering Syllabus

    Engineering Mathematics

    Process Calculations and Thermodynamics 

    Fluid Mechanics and Mechanical Operations 

    Heat Transfer 

    Mass Transfer 

    Chemical Reaction Engineering 

    Instrumentation and Process Control 

    Plant Design and Economics 

    Chemical Technology 


    Computer Science and Information Technology Syllabus

    Engineering Mathematics

    Digital Logic 

    Computer Organization and Architecture

    Programming and Data Structures 


    Theory of Computation 

    Compiler Design  

    Operating System 


    Computer Networks 

    Chemistry Syllabus

    Physical Chemistry

    Organic Chemistry

    Inorganic Chemistry


    Electronics and Communication Engineering Syllabus

    Engineering Mathematics

    Networks, Signals and Systems

    Electronic Devices

    Analog Circuits

    Digital Circuits

    Control System



    Electrical Engineering Syllabus

    Engineering Mathematics

    Electrical Circuits

    Electromagnetic Fields

    Signals and Systems

    Electrical Machines

    Power Systems

    Control Systems

    Electrical and Electronic Measurements

    Analog and Digital Electronics

    Power Electronics

    Ecology and Evolution Syllabus



    Mathematics and Quantitative Ecology

    Behavioral Ecology  

    Geology And Geophysics Syllabus



    Instrumentation Engineering Syllabus

    Engineering Mathematics

    Control Systems

    Electrical Circuits

    Analog and Digital Electronics

    Signals and Systems


    Sensors and Industrial Instrumentation

    Communication and Optical Instrumentation

    Mathematics Syllabus


    Linear Algebra

    Rear Analysis

    Complex Analysis

    Ordinary Differential Equations


    Functional Analysis

    Numerical Analysis

    Partial Differential Equations


    Linear Programming


    Mechanical Engineering Syllabus

    Engineering Mathematics

    Applied Mechanics and Design

    Fluid Mechanics and Thermal Science

    Material, Manufacturing and Industrial Engineering

    Mining Engineering Syllabus

    Engineering Mathematics

    Mine Development Surveying

    Geomechanics and Ground Control

    Mining Methods and Machinery

    Surface Environment, Mine Ventilation and Underground Hazards

    Mine Economics, Mine Planning, System Engineering

    Metallurgical Engineering Syllabus

    Engineering Mathematics

    Thermodynamics and Rate Process

    Extractive Metallurgy

    Physical Metallurgy

    Mechanical Metallurgy

    Manufacturing Process

    Physics Syllabus

    Mathematical Physics

    Classical Mechanics

    Electromagnetic Theory

    Quantum Mechanics

    Thermodynamics and Statistical Physics  

    Atomic and Molecular Physics

    Solid State Physics and Electronics

    Nuclear and Particle Physics

    Production and Industrial Engineering Syllabus

    Engineering Mathematics

    Genera Engineering

    Manufacturing Processes

    Quality and Reliability

    Industrial Engineering

     Operation Research an Operational Management

    Textile Engineering Syllabus

    Engineering Mathematics

    Textile Engineering and Fibre Science

    XE A (Engineering Mathematics Syllabus)

    Linear Algebra 


    Vector Calculus 

    Ordinary Differential Equations 

    Partial Differential Equations 

    Complex variables 

    Probability and Statistics 

    Numerical Methods 

    XE B (Fluid Mechanism Syllabus)

    Flow and Fluid Properties 


    Integral analysis  

    Differential Analysis 

    Inviscid flows  

    Dimensional analysis 

    Internal flows  

    Prandtl boundary layer equations 

    XE C (Material Sciences Syllabus)

    Processing of Materials

    Characterisation Techniques: 

    Structure and Imperfections

    Thermodynamics and Kinetics

    Properties of Materials

    Material types 

    Environmental Degradation

    Elements of Quantum Mechanics and Mathematics

    XE F (Thermodynamics Syllabus)

    Basic Concepts

    Law of Thermodynamics

    Thermodynamics Cycle

    Thermodynamics Relations

    Ideal Gas Mixtures


    XE F (Polymer Science and Engineering Syllabus)

    Chemistry of high polymers

    Polymer Characterization

    Synthesis and properties

    Polymer blends and composites

    Polymer Technology

    Polymer rheology

    Polymer processing

    Polymer testing

    XE G (Food Technology Syllabus)

    Food Chemistry and Nutrition

    Food Microbiology

    Food Products Technology

    Food Engineering

    XL P (Chemistry Syllabus)

    Atomic Structure and Periodicity

    Structure and Bonding

    s, p and d Block Elements

    Chemical Equilibria


    Reaction Kinetics


    Structure-Reactivity Correlations and Organic Reaction Mechanisms

    XL R (Botany Syllabus)

    Plant Systematics

    Plant Anatomy

    Morphogenesis & Development

    Physiology and Biochemistry


    Plant Breeding and Genetic Modification

    Economic Botany

    Plant Pathology

    Ecology and Environment


    XL S (Microbiology Syllabus)

    Historical Perspective

    Methods in Microbiology

    Microbial Taxonomy and Diversity

    Prokaryotic and Eukaryotic Cells: Structure and Function

    Microbial Growth

    Control of Micro-organisms

    Microbial Metabolism

    Microbial Diseases and Host Pathogen Interaction


    Microbial Genetics

    Microbial Ecology


    XL T (Zoology Syllabus)

    Animal world



    Biochemistry and Molecular Biology

    Cell Biology

    Gene expression in Eukaryotes

    Animal Anatomy and Physiology

    Parasitology and Immunology

    Development Biology


    Animal Behavior





    Zonal GATE Offices

    List of Examination Cities/Towns (Tentative)

    IISc Bangalore  Website: http://gate.iisc.ac.in

    Ananthapuramu, Angamaly, Bagalkot, Belagavi (Belgaum), Ballari (Bellary), Bengaluru South, Bengaluru North, Bidar, Chikkamagaluru, Davanagere, Kalaburagi (Gulbarga), Hassan, Hubballi (Hubli), Hyderabad, Kannur, Kasaragod, Kolar, Kozhikode, Kurnool, Malappuram, Mangaluru, Manipal, Mysuru (Mysore), Palakkad, Payyanur, Port Blair, Shivamogga (Shimoga), Thrissur, Tumakuru, Vatakara (30).

    IIT Bombay

    Website: http://gate.iitb.ac.in/

    Ahmedabad, Ahmednagar, Amravati, Anand, Aurangabad, Baramati, Bhavnagar, Bhuj, Chandrapur, Gandhinagar, Goa, Jalgaon, Kolhapur, Mehsana, Mumbai-Navi Mumbai-Thane, Nagpur, Nanded, Nashik, Pune, Raigad, Rajkot, Ratnagiri, Sangli, Satara, Solapur, Surat, Vadodara (27).

    IIT Delhi

    Website: http://gate.iitd.ac.in

    Ajmer, Alwar, Bikaner, Faridabad, Greater NOIDA, Gurugram, Hisar, Indore, Jaipur, Jammu-Samba, Jodhpur, Kota, Mathura, New Delhi, Rohtak, Srinagar, Sikar, Sonepat, Udaipur, Ujjain (20).

    IIT Guwahati

    Website: http://iitg.ac.in/gate-jam/

    Agartala, Aizawl, Asansol-Durgapur, Bokaro Steel City, Burdwan, Dhanbad, Dibrugarh, Dimapur-Kohima, Gangtok, Guwahati, Imphal, Itanagar, Jorhat, Kalyani, Muzaffarpur, Patna, Purnea, Shillong, Silchar, Siliguri, Tezpur (21).

    IIT Kanpur

    Website: http://gate.iitk.ac.in

    Agra, Aligarh, Allahabad, Bareilly, Bhopal, Gorakhpur, Gwalior, Jabalpur, Jhansi, Kanpur, Lucknow, Varanasi (12).

    IIT Kharagpur Kharagpur 

    Website: http://gate.iitkgp.ac.in

    Balasore, Berhampur (Odisha), Bhilai, Bhubaneswar, Bilaspur (CG), Cuttack, Dhenkanal, Eluru, Hooghly (WB), Jamshedpur, Kakinada (AP), Kharagpur, Kolkata, Raipur, Rajamahendravaram (Rajahmundry), Ranchi, Rourkela, Sambalpur, Srikakulam, Vizianagaram, Tadepalligudem, Vijayawada, Visakhapatnam (23).

    IIT Madras

    Website: http://gate.iitm.ac.in

    Alappuzha, Aluva-Ernakulam, Attingal, Chengannur,

    Chennai South, Chennai West, Chirala, Chittoor, Coimbatore, Cuddalore, Dindigul, Gudur, Guntur, Idukki, Kadapa, Kanjirapally, Kanyakumari-Nagercoil,

    Karimnagar, Khammam, Kodad, Kollam, Kothamangalam, Kottayam, Madurai, Muvattupuzha,

    Namakkal, Nellore, Ongole, Puducherry, Salem, Thanjavur, Thiruvananthapuram, Thoothukudi, Tiruchirapalli, Tirunelveli, Tirupati, Vellore, Villupuram, Virudhunagar, Warangal (40).

    IIT Roorkee 

    Website: https://www.iitr.ac.in/gate

    Ambala, Amritsar, Bathinda, Dehradun, Ghaziabad, Haldwani, Hamirpur-Una (HP), Jalandhar, Karnal, Kurukshetra, Ludhiana, Meerut, Mohali-Chandigarh, Moradabad, Muzaffarnagar, NOIDA, Panipat, Pathankot, Patiala-Sangrur, Roorkee, Shimla-Solan, Yamunanagar (22).

    GATE International


    Addis Ababa (Ethiopia), Colombo (Sri Lanka), Dhaka

    (Bangladesh), Dubai (UAE), Kathmandu (Nepal), Singapore (6)






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