What is GATE Exam?

The Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering (GATE Exam) is a computer based test (CBT) jointly conducted by Indian Institute of Science (IISc) and other seven Indian Institute of Technology (IITs) at Bombay, Delhi, Kanpur, Guwahati, Kharagpur, Madras and Roorkee on behalf of National Coordination Board (NCB) GATE, Department of Higher Education, Ministry of Education (MoE), Government of India. GATE exam is a National level test that examines the understanding of various engineering topics.

The GATE exam was started in 1984 and is held once every year, usually in first and second week in February and the results are declared approximately in the third week of March (after 40 days). Students who seek to get an admission in post graduate programmes and jobs in PSUs can give GATE Exam.

There are 660 Designated Centres available where students can appear for GATE Examination in India. However, for the last few years GATE Exam has been opened for International Students as well like, Bangladesh, Shri Lanka, Nepal, Singapore, Ethiopia and United Arab Emirates (UAE).

Benefits of GATE Exam

GATE scores enable students open the door to take admission in various prestigious PG programmes in IITs and IISc. Not only that, GATE scores also help to get good PSU jobs.

GATE Exam 2022 Highlight

Sr. No Exam GATE (Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering)
1 Level of Exam All India Level
2 Conducting Authority 7 IITs and IISc, Bangalore on Rotational basis (IIT Bombay for GATE 2022)
3 Official website (for GATE 2022)
4 Application Mode Online
5 Exam Duration 3 Hours (180 Minutes)
6 Number of Papers 27 Papers (ES and XH are newly added subjects)
7 Exam Mode Computer-Based Mode
8 Total Marks 100 (65 questions)
9 Number of Test Takers More than 8 Lakh

What’s new in GATE Exam 2022?

GATE Eligibility Criteria

It is important to check before starting an application for GATE exam whether candidates meet the eligibility criteria or not. Every Year few modifications in eligibility criteria take place.

GATE Exam Syllabus

Every GATE exam preparation starts with GATE Exam syllabus. If students do not have any idea about exam syllabus, then it will not possible to prepare for GATE exam. It will help in deciding what topics to cover and what to not. All the candidates must go through the syllabus well to have a basic understanding of it. This will help in preparation and also to get a good score.

GATE Syllabus varies on the basis of the subjects chosen by candidates; however, General Aptitude is the section which remains common for all the papers. This section of General Aptitude comprises 15% marks, whereas 85% marks would be comprised by the core subjects.

Click here to know Detailed Branch Wise GATE Exam Syllabus.

GATE Eligibility Criteria for International Students

International Candidates who are appearing for GATE 2022, should match following criteria:

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