GATE 2022: Exam Date (Released), Notification, Application Form, Fee, Syllabus, Eligibility, Pattern

GATE Examination :-

GATE is a national examination jointly conducted by IISc Bangalore and seven IITs (Bombay, Delhi, Guwahati, Kanpur, Kharagpur, Madras, Roorkee) under the aegis of Ministry of Education (MoE), Government of India. GATE examination is a Computer Based Test.

The Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Kharagpur will conduct the Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering (GATE) in online mode on February 5, 6, 12, and 13. This year, two new GATE 2022 papers – Naval Architecture & Marine Engineering and Geomatics Engineering are added making the total GATE subject papers to be 29

Qualifying in GATE examination is required for admission to Postgraduate Programs (Master’s and Doctoral) with Ministry of Education (MoE) and other Government Scholarships/Assistantships, subject to fulfilling the admission criteria of the admitting institutes.

The GATE score is also used by some PSUs for their recruit-ment and by several other universities for their admission in India.

GATE 2022 score will remain valid for THREE YEARS from the date of announcement of results.


A candidate who is currently studying in 3rd or higher year of any undergraduate degree program OR has already completed any government approved degree program in Engineering / Technology / Architecture / Science / Commerce / Arts.

GATE 2022 Examination will be conducted in selected cities and towns in India.

Disclaimer: GATE is NOT an admission ensuring examination. Qualifying in GATE examination does NOT guarantee admission / scholarship. Admission to any institute is fully dependent on the admitting institute’s criteria for educational qualification. Similarly, GATE qualification does not assure a Public Sector Undertaking (PSU) job. GATE committee is NOT liable for any legal obligations related to admission / job.

Aerospace Engineering (AE) Electrical Engineering (EE) Naval Architecture & Marine Engineering (NM) *
Agricultural Engineering (AG) Environmental Science and Engineering (ES) Petroleum Engineering (PE)
Architecture and Planning (AR) Ecology and Evolution (EY) Physics (PH)
Biomedical Engineering (BM) Geology and Geophysics (GG) Production & Industrial Engineering (PI)
Biotechnology (BT) Geomatics Engineering (GE) * Statistics (ST)
Civil Engineering (CE) Instrumentation Engineering (IN) Textile Engineering and Fibre Science (TF)
Chemical Engineering (CH) Mathematics (MA) Engineering Sciences (XE)
Computer Science & Information Technology (CS) Mechanical Engineering (ME) Humanities and Social Sciences (XH)
Chemistry (CY) Metallurgical Engineering (MT) Life Sciences (XL)
Electronics and Communication Engineering (EC) (CY) Mining Engineering (MN) (MT)

A candidate may appear either in ONE or TWO subject papers. For candidates who choose TWO papers, the combination must be from the approved list of combinations and subject to the availability of infrastructure and date.

Application Fee :-

Gender / Category Regular Period (₹) Extended Period (with late fee) (₹)
Female / SC / ST / PwD candidates 750/- 1250/-
All other candidates 1500/- 2000/-


Examination Dates :- 

5th February 2022 12th February 2022
6th February 2022 13th February 2022


Online Application & Timeline :- 

Opening date of Online Registration Monday, 30th August 2021
Closing date of REGULAR Online Registration Friday, 24th September 2021
End of EXTENDED period for Online Registration (with late fee) Friday, 1st October 2021
Announcement of Results Thursday, 17th March, 2022


Candidates must note that GATE is conducted to screen the candidates either to offer admission into M.E./M.Tech/PhD at the IITs, NITS, IIITs and CFTIs or to recruit them in PSUs, provide fellowship or make them eligible for admission across the border