There were a number of changes that had been introduced in GATE 2021. All the changes that had been introduced are being followed this year too. Major introductions include:
In GATE 2021, candidates for Geology and Geophysics (GG) paper had the highest qualifying percentage with 31.84% candidates qualifying Geophysics and 24.74% for Geology. GATE papers with the highest number of applicants such as CS, EE, ME had a qualifying percentage of 17.13%, 17.7% and 17.38% respectively.
Ques. When will GATE 2022 be conducted?
Ans. IIT Kharagpur has released GATE 2022 Exam Dates and examination schedule. GATE 2022 is scheduled from February 5-6 and 12-13, 2022. The exam will be held in two sessions- Forenoon and Afternoon Session. CE and ME papers will be held in two slots meanwhile all other papers will be held in a single slot. Check GATE 2022 Exam Dates
Ques. Will GATE 2022 be postponed?
Ans. No. As per the previous year trends, there is no possibility of postponing GATE 2022. IIT Kharagpur will be conducting the exam keeping in mind the safety of all candidates and all the required precautions will be taken to prevent spread of COVID-19 just like GATE 2021.
Ques. Can I apply for GATE 2022 now?
Ans: No. GATE 2022 Registrations are already closed. IIT Kharagpur had released GATE 2022 application form on September 2, 2022 while the last date to register without any late fee was September 30, 2021.
Ques. When will GATE 2022 Admit Card be released?
Ans. IIT Kharagpur will release GATE 2022 Admit Card on January 3, 2022 (Monday). Candidates will be able to download their admit card online through GOAPS portal using their application number and DOB. Check GATE 2022 Admit Card
Ques. Who will conduct GATE 2022?
Ans. GATE 2022 is scheduled to be conducted by IIT Kharagpur. The exam is conducted each year by one of the organizing institutes which includes IISc Banglore, IIT Bombay, IIT Delhi, IIT Guwahati, IIT Kanpur, IIT Kharagpur, IIT Madras and IIT Roorkee. IIT Kharagpur last conducted GATE exam in the year 1988, 1994, 2000, 2006 and 2014.
|GATE Organizing Body
||1984, 1990, 1996, 2002, 2008, 2016
||1987, 1993, 1999, 2005, 2013, 2021
||1986, 1992, 1998, 2004, 2012, 2020
||1989, 1995, 2001, 2007, 2015
||1988, 1994, 2000, 2006, 2014, 2022
||1985, 1991, 1997, 2003, 2011, 2019
Ques. Is GATE 2022 Syllabus released?
Ans. Yes. IIT Kharagpur has released GATE 2022 Syllabus along with the official notification. No new changes have been made to the syllabus this year. GATE 2022 Question Papers will be set based on the revised syllabus last year. Check previous year GATE Question Papers
Ques. Has IIT Kharagpur introduced any new papers to GATE 2022?
Ans: Yes. IIT Kharagpur, the conducting authority of GATE 2022, has introduced 2 new papers in GATE 2022. These are Naval Architecture & Marine Engineering (NM) and Geomatics Engineering (GE). The number of papers has consequently risen to 29.
Ques. Why should one take GATE exam?
Ans. GATE scores are used for a number of reasons. Some of the important reasons include:
- Admission to M.Tech/ ME courses at top IITs and NITs in India
- Recruitment to one of the PSUs such as IOCL, DRDO, NTPC, BPCL, BARC, BHEL, etc.
- Admission to PG courses at International Universities such as the National University of Singapore, Nanyang Technological Univeristy, Singapore, Technical University of Munich, Germany and RWTH Aachen, Germany.
- Admission to Post Graduate Diploma in Industrial Engineering at NITIE, Mumbai. Check Details
Ques. What are the changes introduced in GATE 2022?
Ans. A number of changes have been made to GATE 2022. NCB-GATE has also stated that all the changes made in GATE 2021 will be continued in 2022 as well. Check GATE 2022: What’s New!
Here is a list of all the changes made to GATE 2022 and 2021:
|GATE 2022: Changes Introduced
||GATE 2021: Changes Introduced
- Two new papers added to GATE 2022- Naval Architecture & Marine Engineering (NM) and Geomatics Engineering (GE).
- GATE 2022 Eligibility Criteria expanded allowing BDS and M.Pharma candidates to apply for the exam.
- Proposed setting more number of GATE 2022 Exam Centers.
- Cancellation of International GATE 2022 Exam Centers due to COVID-19.
- GATE 2022 Exam Pattern for Architecture and Planning has been revised.
- The Two-Paper Combination introduced last year revised for all papers
- Two new subjects were added- Environmental Science and Engineering (ES) and Humanities and Social Science (XS).
- GATE 2021 Eligibility had been relaxed allowing candidates in the third/ final year of graduation to apply for the exam.
- GATE 2021 exam pattern had also been revised allowing candidates to sit for a maximum of two papers.
- GATE 2021 Syllabus had been revised for all 25 papers.
- GATE 2021 exam dates were spread over a longer period of time considering the COVID-19 situation.
- 11 new GATE 2021 Exam Centers had been added.
Ques. Who is eligible to apply for GATE 2022?
Ans. According to GATE 2022 eligibility criteria, apart from graduates, candidates currently in their 3rd year of graduation are also eligible to apply. Candidates must have cleared the required degree for a recognized institute to be eligible for the exam. IIT Kharagpur has also expanded GATE 2022 Eligibility Criteria allowing candidates with a BDS or M.Pharma degree to be eligible for the exam. Check GATE 2022 Eligibility Criteria
Ques. I am planning to give GATE 2022 exam, for how many papers can I apply for?
Ans. Candidates appearing for GATE 2022 can apply for a maximum of two (2) papers out of the 29 papers presented on the GATE 2022 Information Brochure or GATE website. Candidates are supposed to appear in a paper appropriate to the discipline of his/her qualifying degree. GATE Two-paper Combination has been revised this year allowing candidates with more option for second paper. Check Updated GATE Two-Paper Combination
Ques. What is the maximum age limit for applying for GATE 2022?
Ans. There is no age limit for applying for GATE 2022. If you meet all the eligibility criteria(s), you will be permitted to give the exam.
Ques. When can I apply for GATE 2022?
Ans. The release of GATE 2022 Application Forms had been postponed. The registration window was open for candidates from September 2 till September 30, 2021 without any additional fee and till October 7 with a late fee.
Ques. What is the application fee of GATE 2022?
Ans: The application fee of GATE 2022 is different for each category. The table below shows the application fee during the regular registration period and late registration period:
||GATE 2022 Application Fee (Regular Registration Period- Sept 2 to Sept 30)
||GATE 2022 Application Fee (Late Registration Period- Oct 1 to Oct 7)
|SC/ ST/ PwD (per paper)
|Female (per paper)
|Other candidates (including International Applicants) (per paper)
Candidates who apply for 2 GATE papers need to pay twice the amount mentioned in the table above based on their category.
Ques. What is considered to be a good rank in GATE exam?
Ans. For admission to top IITs, GATE rank below 200 can be considered as a good GATE rank. However, candidates with rank ranging from 600-800 can also get admission to IITs and IIITs. For admission to NITs, GATE rank ranging from 350-800 can be considered good.
Ques. How can I prepare for GATE 2022?
Ans. There are a number of ways to prepare for GATE 2022. However, the strategies differ for each candidate depending on the time allotted to preparation, retention power of the candidate, resources available for GATE preparation, etc.
Apart from starting your preparation early, candidates must have the best resources to prepare well. Because of the COVID-19 pandemic and restrictions made by the government, students can look for GATE Online Coaching. Solving various GATE Mock Tests or previous years' question papers can turn out to be the best way to test your preparation. Know More on GATE Preparation
Ques. Am I allowed to change my GATE Examination Paper or Examination City post registration?
Ans. Yes, candidates can change the GATE Examination Paper and the examination city at the time of GATE Application Form Correction.
Ques. How can I use a virtual calculator in GATE 2022?
Ans. In case you don’t know about GATE virtual calculator, you must start practicing using the virtual calculator. Appearing for more number of GATE 2022 mock tests will help you understand the working of a GATE virtual calculator. You can also use various online websites with an installed online calculator to work on. However, GATE Mock Tests will be considered as the best option to practice GATE Virtual Calculator.
Ques. For how long will GATE 2022 scorecard be available for download?
Ans: Qualified GATE 2022 candidates will be able to download their scorecards free of cost between March 21, 2022 to May 31, 2022 from the GATE 2022 website. However, a fee of Rs 500 will be required to download the softcopy till December 31, 2022. No candidate will be able to download GATE 2022 Scorecard from January 1, 2023.
Ques. What is the difference between GATE Marks and Scores?
Ans. GATE Marks are the actual marks/ raw marks scored by candidates calculated out of 100 in the exam. On the other hand, GATE Scores are the normalized score calculated out of 1000 on the basis of GATE Normalization Process. Check GATE 2022 Score Calculation
Ques. What are the qualifying marks for GATE 2022?
Ans. The qualifying scores or GATE 2022 Cutoff will be different for each paper. The table below shows the analysis of last three-year GATE Cutoff/ Qualifying Scores for General category for some of the popular papers:
|GATE Paper Name
||GATE Cutoff 2021
||GATE Cutoff 2020
||GATE Cutoff 2019
|Biomedical Engineering (BM)
|Civil Engineering (CE)
|Computer Science & Information Technology (CS)
|Electronics Communication Engineering (EC)
|Electrical Engineering (EE)
|Environmental Science & Engineering (ES)
|Instrumentation Engineering (IN)
|Mechanical Engineering (ME)
|Humanities and Social Sciences (XH-C1 (Economics))
|Humanities and Social Sciences (XH-C2 (English))
|Humanities and Social Sciences (XH-C3 (Linguistics))
|Humanities and Social Sciences (XH-C4 (Philosophy))
|Humanities and Social Sciences (XH-C5 (Psychology))
|Humanities and Social Sciences (XH-C6 (Sociology))
Ques. What is the process of GATE 2022 Counselling?
Ans. Conducting Body for GATE does not conduct the counselling process for candidates. Instead, there are separate counselling processes followed by GATE-qualified candidates. These are:
- CCMT: Conducted for admission to NITs across India by one of the participating colleges.
- COAP: Conducted for admission to IITs and PSU recruitment conducted by one of the participating IITs.
Although CCMT is a centralized counselling process COAP is a common platform where the participating IITs upload admission offer letters in the common time window. Check GATE 2022 Counselling