GATE 2023 Registration, Exam Dates, Eligibility, Application Form, Syllabus

 

GATE 2023

 

Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Kanpur announces Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering (GATE) 2023 

 

GATE 2023 – Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering (GATE) is a national level exam that primarily tests the comprehensive understanding of various undergraduate subjects in Engineering/ Technology/ Architecture/ Science/ Commerce/ Arts. GATE 2023 will be a computer-based test (CBT) which is being organized by the Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur.

Check the post below for complete details on GATE 2023 such as exam date, registration, syllabus, exam pattern, application form, preparation, and more.

 

GATE 2023

 

About GATE 2023

  • Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering (GATE) is a national level exam that primarily tests the comprehensive understanding of various undergraduate subjects in Engineering/ Technology/ Architecture/ Science/ Commerce/ Arts. GATE 2023 will be a computer-based test (CBT) which is being organized by the Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur.
  • The exam will be conducted by IISc Bangalore and seven IITs (IIT Bombay, IIT Delhi, IIT Guwahati, IIT Kanpur, IIT Kharagpur, IIT Madras, IIT Roorkee), on behalf of the National Coordination Board – GATE, Department of Higher Education, Ministry of Education (MoE), Government of India (GoI).
  • Qualified GATE score can be used for seeking admission and/or financial assistance to : (i) Master’s programs and direct Doctoral programs in Engineering/ Technology/ Architecture/ Science/ Commerce/ Arts; and (ii) Doctoral programs in relevant branches of Arts and Science, in the institutions supported by the MoE and other Government agencies. GATE score is also used by some colleges and institutions for giving admission to students without MoE scholarship/assistantship. Further, many Public Sector Undertakings (PSUs) have been using the GATE score in their recruitment process.
  • Organizing Institute for GATE 2023 is Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur.

 

GATE 2023 Important Dates

  • Online Application Process Opens (https://gate.iitk.ac.in ): 30th August 2022
  • Closing Date of REGULAR online registration/ application process: 30th September 2022
  • Closing Date of EXTENDED online registration/ application process: 07th October 2022
  • Modifications in GATE 2023 Application: 04th to 11th November 2022
  • Availability of GATE Admit cards for download: 03rd January 2023
  • GATE 2023 Examinations: 04th, 05th and 11th, 12th February 2023
  • Candidate’s response available in Application portal: 15th February 2023
  • Answer keys available on Application portal: 21st February 2023
  • Submission of challenges by candidates on Answer Keys: 22nd to 25th February 2023
  • Announcement of Results for GATE 2023: 16th March 2023
  • Availability of Score Card for download by candidates: 21st March 2023

 

Eligibility Criteria

  • Age Limit: There is no age limit for GATE applicants.
  • Nationality: Candidates should be of Indian nationality. Candidates belonging to Bangladesh, Nepal, Sri Lanka, Singapore, Ethiopia, and United Arab Emirates will also be eligible

Educational Eligibility

  • A candidate who is currently studying in the 3rd or higher years of any undergraduate degree program OR has already completed any government approved degree program in Engineering / Technology / Architecture / Science / Commerce / Arts is eligible for appearing in the GATE 2023 exam.
  • Some of the Professional Societies/Institutions, which conduct exam in various fields of engineering, are as follows.
  • The Institution of Engineers (India) (IE)
  • The Institution of Civil Engineers (ICE)
  • The Institution of Electronics and Telecommunication Engineers (IETE)
  • The Aeronautical Society of India (AeSI)
  • The Indian Institute of Chemical Engineers, including Polymer and Environmental Group (IIChemE)
  • The Indian Institute of Metals (IIM)
  • The Indian Institute of Industrial Engineers (IIIE)
  • However, the candidates who possess certification from any of the professional societies must ensure that those examinations conducted by the societies are approved by MoE/ AICTE/ UGC/ UPSC as equivalent to B.E./ B.Tech./ B.Arch./ B.Planning., etc*.
  • Candidates who have obtained/are pursuing their qualifying degree from countries other than India: Must be currently in the 3rd or higher years or completed their Bachelor’s degree (duration: at least 3 years) in Engineering/ Technology/ Architecture/ Science/ Arts/ Commerce.
  • For more detail information brochure https://gate.iitk.ac.in/eligibility_criteria.html

 

How to Apply for GATE 2023 – Application Process

  • Application for GATE 2023 must be submitted ONLINE (through website https://gate.iitk.ac.in/) by paying necessary application fee

Data Requirement for Filling the Online Application Form in GATE 2023

  • Personal information (name, date of birth, personal mobile number, parents’ name, parents’ mobile number, etc.).
  • Please note that the name of the candidate in the application form must exactly be the same as that in the valid photo ID, which the candidate MUST produce in original while appearing for GATE-2023 examination at the centre.
  • GATE 2023 scorecard will be issued as per the name entered in the application form.
  • Prefix/title such as Mr / Shri / Dr / Mrs / Smt / Prof / Capt / Maj / Lt / Col / Er / Ar, etc. MUST NOT be used before a name.
  • Address for Communication (including PIN code).
  • Eligibility degree details.
  • GATE paper(s) / subjects and their codes in which the candidate wishes to appear.
  • THREE Choices of GATE examination cities (from the same zone).
  • Net-banking /debit card / credit card / UPI / wallet details for fee payment.

Documents Required for Filling the Online Application Form in GATE 2023

  • High quality image of candidate’s photograph conforming to the requirements specified (See Brochure Section 4.4.7 A).
  • High quality image of candidate’s signature conforming to the requirements specified (See Brochure Section 4.4.7 B).
  • Scanned copy of Category (SC/ST) certificate in pdf format (if applicable).
  • Scanned copy of PwD Certificate in pdf format (if applicable).
  • Scanned copy of Certificate of Dyslexia (if applicable) in pdf format.
  • Scanned copy of any of the valid photo Identity document: Aadhar-UID (preferable), Passport, PAN Card, Voter ID and Driving License (should have Name, Date of birth of the candidate and unique Photo ID number. This must be carried in original to the examination hall for verification)

 

Application Fee

For Examination Centers in India

Regular Period (30th Aug to 30th Sept 2022)

  • Female candidates (per paper) : Rs. 850
  • SC / ST / PwD* category candidates (per paper) : Rs. 850
  • All other candidates including foreign nationals (per paper) : Rs. 1700

During the Extended Period (1st Oct to 7th Oct 2022)

  • Female candidates (per paper) : Rs.1350
  • SC / ST / PwD* category candidates (per paper) : Rs. 1350
  • All other candidates including foreign nationals (per paper) : Rs. 2200
  • *PwD means Persons with Disability.

For Examination Centers outside India

Regular Period (30th Aug to 30th Sep 2022)

  • Group-1: Dhaka and Kathmandu (All candidates including Female and SC/ST/ PwD) : USD 100
  • Group-2: Dubai and Singapore (All candidates including Female and SC/ST/ PwD) : USD 200

During the Extended Period (1st Oct to 7th Oct 2022)

  • Group-1: Dhaka and Kathmandu (All candidates including Female and SC/ST/ PwD) : USD 150
  • Group-2: Dubai and Singapore (All candidates including Female and SC/ST/ PwD) : USD 250

 

GATE 2023 Exam Pattern

    • Examination Mode : Computer Based Test (CBT) [will be conducted at select centers in select cities]
    • Duration : 3 Hours*
    • Number of Subjects (Papers) : 29
  • Sections :
      • General Aptitude (GA) +
      • Candidate’s Selected Subject(s)
  • Type of Questions : 
      • (a) Multiple Choice Questions (MCQ)
      • (b) Multiple Select Questions (MSQ) and/or
      • (c) Numerical Answer Type (NAT) Questions
  • Questions for testing these abilities : 
      • (a) Recall
      • (b) Comprehension
      • (c) Application
      • (d) Analysis & Synthesis
    • Number of Questions : 10 (GA) + 55 (subject) = 65 Questions
  • Distribution of Marks in all Papers EXCEPT papers AR, CY, EY, GG, MA, PH, ST, XH and XL :
      • General Aptitude: 15 Marks +
      • Engineering Mathematics**: 13 Marks +
      • Subject Questions: 72 Marks =
      • Total: 100 Marks
      • (**XE includes Engineering Mathematics section XE-A of 15 Marks)
  • Distribution of Marks in papers AR, CY, EY, GG, MA, PH, ST, XH and XL
      • General Aptitude: 15 Marks +
      • Subject Questions: 85 Marks =
      • Total: 100 Marks
    • Marking Scheme : Questions carry 1 mark and 2 marks
  • Negative Marking : 
    • For a wrong answer chosen in a MCQ, there will be negative marking.
    • For 1-mark MCQ, 1/3 mark will be deducted for a wrong answer.
    • Likewise, For 2-mark MCQ, 2/3 mark will be deducted for a wrong answer.
    • No negative marking for Incorrect answer(s) to MSQ or NAT question.

 

Paper CodeGeneral Aptitude (GA) MarksSubject MarksTotal MarksTotal Time (Minutes)
AE, AG, BM, BT, CE, CH, CS, CY, EC, EE, ES, EY, IN, MA, ME, MN, MT, NM, PE, PH, PI, ST, TF1585100180
AR [Part A + Part B1 or B2 (B1: Architecture or B2: Planning)]

B1 or B2 can be selected during Exam.

1565 + 25100180
GE [Part A + Part B1 or B2 (B1 – Surveying and Mapping or B2 -Image Processing and Analysis)] B1 or B2 can be selected during the Exam.1555 + 30100180
GG [Part A + Part B]

(Section 1: Geology or Section 2: Geophysics)

1525 + 60100180
XE (Section A + Any TWO Sections)

Sections can be selected during Exam.

1515 + (2 x 35)100180
XH (Section B1 + Any ONE Section)1525 + 60100180
XL (Section P + Any TWO Sections)

Sections can be selected during Exam.

1525 + (2 x 30)100180

 

*PwD candidates with benchmark disability are eligible for the compensatory time of 20 minutes per hour. Thus, they will get one hour extra for a three hours examination.

 

Exam Cities

  • Zone 1 -IISc Bangalore
  • Zone 2- IIT Bombay
  • Zone 3- IIT Delhi
  • Zone 4- IIT Guwahati
  • Zone 5- IIT Kanpur
  • Zone 6- IIT Kharagpur
  • Zone 7- IIT Madras
  • Zone 8- IIT Roorkee
  • International Centres
  • This is a tentative list of examination cities. Any changes will be updated on the website.

 

Important Websites

  • All candidates must apply Online. Further details and Online Application Form can be obtained by accessing any of the GATE zonal website:
  • IISc Bangalore (gate.iisc.ernet.in)
  • IIT Bombay (www.gate.iitb.ac.in)
  • IIT Delhi (gate.ittd.ac.in)
  • IIT Guwahati (www.iitg.enent.in/gate)
  • IIT Kanpur (www.iitk.ac.in)
  • IIT Kharagpur (www.gate.iitkgp.ac.in)
  • IIT Madras (gate.iitm.ac.in)
  • IIT Roorkee (www.gate.iitr.enert.in)

 

GATE 2023 Admit Card

  • Admit Card can ONLY be downloaded from the GATE 2023 website from 3rd January 2023. Admit Cards will NOT be sent by post or as an e-mail attachment.

 

For more details and to apply online, please visit the official website

 

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