GATE 2023: Application Form (Till 30th Sept.), Dates, Eligibility, Pattern, Syllabus, Preparation


 

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GATE 2023 Application Form can be filled till 30th September 2022. The Examination will be held on the 4th, 5th, 11th & 12th of February 2023. The GATE exam is conducted by the Indian Institute of Technology at the National level every year in India. It is an entrance exam for admissions in different courses for Master’s programs. With the GATE exam, the candidates can easily get admission into Engineering courses. 

The GATE exam is conducted every year by any of the IITs present in the country. GATE 2022 was conducted by IIT Kanpur. GATE exam marks are also considered in foreign universities if you are planning for any. 

There will be 29 papers in the GATE 2023 exam instead of 27 papers as in previous years. The GATE 2023 exam would be conducted at IIT Kanpur. The information related to GATE Exam 2023 would be available on the official website and all the other important information is given below. 

GATE 2023 Notification – Application Released

New GATE 2023 Application Form can be filled till 30th September 2022. Click Here to Check Application Details.

New GATE 2023 Exam Dates has been Announced now, the Examination will be held on 4th, 5th, 11th & 12th of February 2023. Click Here to Check Exam Dates Details.

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GATE 2023 Highlights

Exam Name GATE
Full-Form Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering
Exam Types PG Level
Exam Level National Level
Courses Offered Engineering and Technology
Conducting Body (IITK) Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur
Application Mode Online
Exam Mode Online (Fully Computer Based Test)
Exam Date 4th, 5th & 11th, 12th February 2023
Exam Duration 03 Hours
Sections General Aptitude (GA) + Candidate’s Selected Subject
Official website https://gate.iitk.ac.in/
Helpline

Tel: 0512-2596962, 0512-2596963
Email Id: gate @ iitk.ac.in
Two NEW subject papers are Added   ES (Environmental Science and Engineering)
XH (Humanities and Social Sciences) in Economics / English / Linguistics / Philosophy / Psychology / Sociology.
Total number of subject papers 27
All Test Papers of GATE 2021 Multiple Choice Questions (MCQ),
Multiple Select Questions (MSQ),
Numerical Answer Type (NAT).
ONE or TWO subject papers allowed  TWO Paper combinations have to be chosen from the given list of combinations of papers.
Eligibility Criteria Relaxation 
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
AGE Limit  NO Age limit to appear for the GATE 2021 examination

GATE 2023 Important Dates 

Dates are very important for an exam. It helps candidates to plan and prepare accordingly. The GATE Exam 2023 important dates would be notified on the official website and the other important dates are given in the table below:

Events Dates (Announced)
GATE 2023 Notification Release Date 28th July 2022
GATE 2023 Registration Start Date  30th August 2022
GATE 2023 Registration Last Date  30th September 2022
GATE Registration Last Date (with late fee) 7th October 2022
Application Form Correction Date 4th – 11th November 2022
GATE 2023 Admit Card Release Date 3rd January 2023
GATE 2023 Exam Date 4th, 5th, 11th & 12th February 2023
Answer Key 15th February 2023 
Result 16th March 2023 
Counseling May 2023

GATE 2023 Application Form 

The application form is a very crucial step for any exam. GATE exam 2023 application form would be made available only on the official website. The GATE 2023 exam registration would begin on 30th August 2022

The application process is a very crucial step so the candidates are advised to read all the instructions carefully. All the other details about the application form are given below:

  • The application form will be released online on the official website only. 
  • The start date to submit the application form online is from 30th August 2022
  • The last date to submit the application form will be 30th September 2022
  • An applicant cannot fill out more than one application form. 
  • Candidates have to upload all your mentioned documents with care.
  • Fill in your information very carefully to avoid any mistakes and cancellations. 
  • Fill in your details such as Name, Date of birth, and Address very carefully to avoid cancellations.  
  • Upload all your documents which are required very carefully and they should be in the prescribed format as mentioned in the instructions.
  • Remember to note down your registration number, User ID, and Password. 
  • Candidates should take the printout of the application form after they have completed filling in all the details. 
  • Candidates will not have to send any hard copies. 

Steps to fill out the application form are given below:

  • Visit the official site and register yourself.
  • Once your registration is completed, you will need to open a window for your GATE login.
  • Now fill up the GATE application form.
  • Upload all the required documents like photographs and signatures.
  • Make the payment of GATE exam fees before submitting.
  • Then, click on the submit button.

The Indian candidates who would be applying for GATE 2023 will have to submit some documents and those are given below:

  • For Science Degree course completion certificate/provisional certificate/4th Semester mark sheet/3rd-semester mark sheet/2nd-semester mark sheet/1st-year mark sheet/Pre-final year mark sheet in case of integrated degree/Provisional CeFor Engineering Degree course completion certificate/provisional certificate/8th Semester mark sheet/7th-semester mark sheet/6th-semester mark sheet/Pre or final year mark sheet in case of integrated degree/AMIE and Completed one section/Provisional Certificate Letter.
  • Your name, your date of birth, your mobile number, your parent’s name, your parent’s mobile number.
  • Residential Address for Communication with an area PIN code.
  • Degree scanned with a size under 10-300 kb in pdf format (upload only one page of anyone document)
  • Scanned image of your signature of size 5-150 kb in jpeg/jpg
  • Scanned copy of Category/PwD Certificate (if applicable) in size 10-300 kb in pdf
  • ID Proof: Passport/PAN Card/Voter ID/Aadhaar UID/Driving Licence/College ID/Employee ID card
  • Bank details for application fees
  • College address with a PIN code
  • Choice of GATE exam cities
  • Scanned image of the thumb impression of size 2-150 kb in jpeg/jpg
  • Scanned image of your photograph of size 5-200 kb in jpeg/jpg

GATE 2023 Application Fee

Application fees are a very important step after filling out the application form. The application fee is set by the exam conducting authority for all the candidates who will give the exam. All the candidates before submitting the application form candidates have to pay the application fee. 

You can take a look at the application fees for GATE 2023 given below:

Category On or before the Last Date During the Extended period 
For Examination Centres in India 
Female candidates ₹ 750/- ₹ 1250/-
SC/ST/PwD* category candidates ₹ 750/- ₹ 1250/-
All other candidates ₹ 1500/- ₹ 2000/-
For Examination Centres outside India (All Candidates)
Addis Ababa, Colombo, Dhaka, and Kathmandu US$ 50/- US$ 70/-
Dubai and Singapore US$ 100/- US$ 120/-

GATE 2023 Application Form Correction 

GATE 2023 Application form correction facility will be provided by the conducting body. The candidates would correct their application forms on the official website. There are categories like Exam, Exam city, Papers, and others that would be available for the candidates to change. 

The moment the correction window gets closed there will be no other chance provided to correct the application form. The candidates would also be asked to pay a certain fee for correction. For more information keep on checking the official website so that you do not miss out on any updates. 

GATE 2023 Eligibility Criteria 

Eligibility criteria are very important information every candidate should look for before applying for the exam. The eligibility criteria are set by the conducting authority for every candidate. 

It is advised to all the candidates to not miss out on any point about eligibility criteria. The GATE exam 2023 eligibility criteria are given below:

Nationality

The candidate should be of Indian nationality to apply for GATE 2023. Candidates from other countries like Nepal, Bangladesh, Singapore, Sri Lanka, Ethiopia, and the United Arab Emirates are also eligible for the GATE exam. 

Educational Qualification 

Students who have already completed any degree program approved by the Government in Engineering, Technology, Architecture, Science, Commerce or Arts are eligible to appear for the GATE 2023 examination. Along with that students who are still studying in the 3rd year or final year of any undergraduate course can also apply for the GATE exam.

  • BE/B. Tech/B. Pharma
  • B.Arch
  • B.Sc (Research)/B.S
  • Professional Society Examination (equivalent to B.E./B. Tech/B. Arch)
  • M.Sc./M.A./MCA or equivalent
  • Integrated M.E/M.Tech (Post – B.Sc)
  • Integrated M.Sc./Integrated B.S-M.S
  • Integrated M.E./M.Tech or Dual Degree (after Diploma or 10+2)
  • The minimum qualification is 10+2=3.

Age Limit 

There is no age limit set to apply for the GATE 2023 exam. 

Qualifying marks 

There are no qualifying marks set for GATE 2023. 

Eligibility for International Candidates

Candidates living in countries like Nepal, Bangladesh, Singapore, Sri Lanka, Ethiopia, and the United Arab Emirates are eligible to apply for GATE. All the candidates from these countries must have completed their graduation or be in their final year or the pre-final year of their bachelor’s degree in engineering and technology or equivalent.

GATE 2023 Exam Pattern 

Exam pattern is another set of information that is important. Every candidate is advised to check the exam pattern before starting to prepare for the exam to get an idea. The exam pattern for GATE 2023 is given below:

  • Mode of Examination: Online
  • Duration of Exam: 3 hours
  • Marking scheme: 1 mark for each right answer
  • Negative marking: No mark will be deducted for a wrong answer for Numerical type questions and a negative mark will be deducted in the MCQ question. 
  • Question types: MCQs and Numerical Answer Type (NAT)
  • Total Questions: 65 
  • Sections: 2 sections 

The marking scheme for the GATE 2023 exam is given below:

  • MCQs carrying 1 mark: 1/3 mark will be deducted for every incorrect answer.
  • MCQs carrying 2 marks: 2/3 marks will be deducted for every incorrect answer.
  • Multiple Select Question (MSQ) and Numerical Answer Type (NAT) Questions have no negative marking.
  • 1/3 marks will be deducted for the wrong answers, that is 0.33 marks for 1 mark questions, and 0.66 marks will be deducted for questions carrying 2 marks. 
  • No mark will be deducted for the wrong answer to NAT questions.

Gate 2023 Syllabus

The syllabus is the most crucial information about the exam. Every candidate’s result depends on how well they have prepared the syllabus. The moment you get the syllabus you should start planning and preparing. 

GATE 2023 syllabus subject-wise is given below:

GATE Mechanical Syllabus 

General Aptitude Section 

Subject Topic
Verbal Aptitude Basic English grammar such as tenses, articles, adjectives, prepositions, conjunctions, verb-noun agreement, and other parts of speech 

Basic vocabularies such as words, idioms, and phrases in context 

Reading and comprehension 

Narrative sequencing

Quantitative Aptitude  Data interpretation that includes data graphs (bar graphs, pie charts, and other graphs representing data), 2- and 3-dimensional plots, maps, and tables

Numerical computation and estimation that includes ratios, percentages, powers, exponents and logarithms, permutations and combinations, and series

Mensuration and geometry Elementary statistics and probability

Analytical Aptitude  Logic: deduction and induction Analogy Numerical relations and reasoning
Spatial Aptitude  Transformation of shapes such as translation, rotation, scaling, mirroring, assembling, and grouping Paper folding, cutting, and patterns in 2 and 3 dimensions

Applied Mechanics and Design 

  • Free-body diagrams and Equilibrium
  • Trusses and frames
  • Virtual work
  • Impulse and momentum (linear and angular) and energy formulations, collisions
  • Kinematics and dynamics of particles and rigid bodies in plane motion

Engineering Mathematics 

  • Probability and Statistics: This section of the GATE Mechanical syllabus comprises a few definitions and theorems which are definitions of probability, sampling theorems, conditional probability, the mean, median, mode, and standard deviation, random variables, binomial, Poisson and normal distributions.

Numerical Methods: This part of the GATE Mechanical syllabus carries the following topics: 

  • Numerical solutions of linear and non-linear algebraic equations
  • Integration by trapezoidal and Simpson’s rules
  • Single and multi-step methods for differential equations.
  • Linear Algebra: It comprises the Matrix Algebra, Systems of linear equations and Eigenvalues and Eigenvectors. Calculus: This section of the Engineering Mathematics syllabus comprises the following topics Functions of a single variable, Limit, Continuity, Differentiability, Mean value theorems, Indeterminate forms, Evaluation of definite and improper integrals, Double and triple integrals, Partial derivatives, total derivative, etc.

Differential Equations: This section of Engineering Mathematics comprises a few topics that are given below:

  • First-order equations (linear and nonlinear)
  • Higher-order linear differential equations with constant coefficients
  • Euler-Cauchy equation
  • Initial and boundary value problems
  • Laplace transforms
  • Solutions of heat, wave, and Laplace’s equations

GATE Computer Science Syllabus 

Gate computer science syllabus is divided into 10 sections given below:

  • Section 1: General Aptitude
  • Section 2: Engineering Mathematics
  • Section 3: Digital Logic
  • Section 4: Computer Organisation and Architecture
  • Section 5: Programming and Data Structures
  • Section 6: Algorithms
  • Section 7: Theory of Computation
  • Section 8: Compiler Design
  • Section 9: Operating System
  • Section 10: Databases
  • Section 11: Computer Networks

GATE electrical Syllabus 

GATE electrical syllabus is divided into 11 sections given below:

  • General Aptitude
  • Engineering Mathematics
  • Electrical Circuits,
  • Electromagnetic Fields,
  • Signals and Systems,
  • Electrical Machines,
  • Power Systems,
  • Control Systems,
  • Electrical and Electronic Measurements,
  • Analog and Digital Electronics and
  • Power Electronics.

GATE 2023 Civil Syllabus 

  • General Aptitude 
  • Engineering Mathematics
  • Structural Engineering
  • Geotechnical Engineering
  • Water Resources Engineering
  • Environmental Engineering
  • Transportation Engineering
  • Geomatics Engineering

GATE 2023 Preparation Tips 

Before you start preparing for the GATE 2023 exam make sure you read the preparation tips so that you get to know what are the best ways in which you can prepare for the exam and give your best to score well. The preparation tips for the GATE 2023 exam are given below:

  • Prepare the moment you get the syllabus and dates for the exam to not waste any time as time is precious. 
  • Plan out your time accordingly, you can also make a timetable so that you do not miss out on any topics. 
  • Start preparing on time so that you do not feel burdened before the exam.
  • Revision is the key to acing any exam.
  • Revise thoroughly before exams at least once as it will help you brush up on what you learned.
  • You can also make your notes for yourself while you study for the exam for better understanding.
  • Read the syllabus carefully to get the idea and do not miss any point in the syllabus. 
  • Give your best and be confident in yourself. 

GATE 2023 Books 

Books are the simplest source of information which is easily available everywhere. GATE 2023 best and most important books are given below:

Topics GATE Book Name
Heat Transfer Fundamentals of Engineering Heat and Mass Transfer by R.C. Sachdeva
Machine Design Design of Machine Elements by V Bhandari
Engineering Mathematics Higher Engineering Mathematics by B. S. Grewal
Industrial Engineering Industrial Engineering and Management by O. P. Khanna
Thermal Science Engineering Thermodynamics by P.K. Nag
GATE CE Books
Engineering Mathematics Higher Engineering Mathematics (Edition 43) by

B.S. Grewal

Strength of Materials Strength of Materials (Edition 2) by

U.C Jindal

Design Of Steel Structures Design of Steel Structures (Edition 3) by

S.K Duggal

Highway Engineering Highway Engineering by S.K.Khanna, C.E.G.Justo
Structural Analysis Basic Structural Analysis (Edition 3) by

C.S.Reddy

Engineering Hydrology Engineering Hydrology (Edition 4) by

K Subramanya

Irrigation Engineering Irrigation Engineering and Hydraulic Structures (Edition 1) by S K Garg
GATE EE Books
Power Electronics Power Electronics (Edition 5) by P.S.Bimbhra
Control Systems Control Systems Engineering (Edition 5) by I.J.Nagrath, M. Gopal
Electrical Machines Electrical Machinery (Edition 7) by P. S. Bimbhra
Electromagnetic Fields Engineering Electromagnetics (Edition 8) by William H Hayt, John A Buck
GATE CSE Books
Computer Networks Computer Networking: A Top-Down Approach (Edition 6) by James F. Kurose, Keith W. Ross
Databases Database System Concepts (Edition 6) by Silberschatz, Sudarshan, Korth
Algorithms Introduction to Algorithms (Edition 3) by Thomas H. Cormen, Charles E. Leiserson, Ronald L. Rivest, Clifford Stein
Digital Logic Digital Logic & Computer Design (Edition 1) by M. Morris Mano
GATE ECE Books
Analog Circuits Microelectronic Circuits: Theory and Applications (Edition 6) by Adel S. Sedra, Kenneth C. Smith
Signals & Systems Signals & Systems (Edition 2) by Alan V. Oppenheim, Alan S.Willsky, S.Hamid Nawab
Electromagnetics Principles of Electromagnetics (Edition 4) by Mathew N.O. Sadiku
Control Systems Automatic Control Systems (Edition 9) by Benjamin C. Kuo

GATE 2023 Admit Card 

After filling out the application form and paying the application fee you will get the admit card for the GATE 2023 exam. An admit card is a very important document for an exam. Admit cards will only be made available on the official website.

Candidates would have to carry the admit card with them to the exam hall as it is a mandatory rule and the candidates who fail to do so would not be allowed to give the exam. The GATE 2023 admit card would be made available on the official website one month before the exam. 

Steps to download the admit card are given below:

  • Visit the official GATE 2023 website for downloading the admit card.
  • Now, enter the enrollment number and password.
  • Click on the GATE Login option.
  • Click on the GATE admit card download link option. 
  • Then admit cards will be downloaded in pdf format.
  • Save it and take a printout. 

GATE 2023 Answer Key

Answer Key for GATE 2023 would be made available only on the official website of GATE by IIT Kanpur. The answer key would be released after a week of the exam. The answer key would be of great help for students as they would be able to match their answers with the answer key.

The conducting authorities would also give the candidates to raise queries against the answer key. This facility would be open for 3 or 4 days only. The candidates would be required to pay INR 500 for each question they want to raise a query against. The fee would also be refunded if the query raised is proved to be correct

GATE 2023 Result

GATE 2023 exam results will only be made available on the official website of GATE. The candidates would be able to see their results in the week of March 2023. The GATE 2023 result would only be released after the final answer key is released. 

All the candidates are required to check the official website to not miss any update or notification about GATE 2023 exam result. 

GATE 2023 Cut Off

GATE 2023 cut-off would be released by IIT Kanpur on the official website only for each paper. The cut-off for GATE 2023 would be released in two kinds. The first cut-off would be by the official conducting body of GATE which will have the minimum score required by the candidates to pass the GATE exam.

The other cut-off would be by the institutes that would release their cut-off for admissions in different courses. You can take a look at the cut-off of 2022 to get an idea.

Papers GATE 2022 Cut Off
General OBC-NCL SC/ST/PwD
Computer Science and Information Technology (CS) 25 22.5 16.6
Electronics and Communications Engineering (EC) 25 22.5 16.5
Biotechnology (BT) 35.5 31.9 23.6
Electrical Engineering (EE) 30.7 27.6 20.4
Chemical Engineering (CH) 25.3 22.7 16.8
Statistics (ST) 25 22.5 16.6
Mathematics (MA) 27.3 24.5 18.2
Instrumentation Engineering (IN) 42.4 38.1 28.2
Mechanical Engineering (ME) 28.1 25.2 18.7
Geomatics Engineering (GE) 40.4 36.3 26.9
Civil Engineering (CE) 30.4 27.4 20.2
Chemistry (CY) 27.5 24.7 18.3
Metallurgical Engineering (MT) 46.2 41.5 30.8
Agricultural Engineering (AG) 26.3 23.6 17.5
Ecology and Evolution (EY) 33.4 30 22.2
Environmental Science and Engineering (ES) 40.3 36.2 26.8
Physics (PH) 26.5 23.8
Life Sciences (XL) 33.9 30.5 22.5
Textile Engineering and Fibre Science (TF) 36.8 34.9 25.6
Aerospace Engineering (AE) ABU TBU TBU
Architecture and Planning (AR) TBU TBU TBU
Biomedical Engineering (BM) TBU TBU TBU
Geology and Geophysics (GG) TBU TBU TBU
Mining Engineering (MN) TBU TBU TBU
Petroleum Engineering (PE) TBU TBU TBU
Production and Industrial Engineering (PI) TBU TBU TBU
Humanities and Social Sciences (XH) TBU TBU TBU
Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering (NM) TBU TBU TBU
Engineering Sciences (XE) TBU TBU TBU

GATE 2023 Counselling 

The GATE 2023 counseling process for qualified candidates would start in May 2023. All the candidates are advised to register for the counseling process. The counseling process would be done separately by the participating institutions. 

Centralized counseling which is called CCMT (Centralised Counselling for M. Tech/M. Plan), is conducted to get admission into IIT, NIT, and other government institutes. The IITs conduct their counseling for admission in M.Tech courses. The other state-level universities conduct their counseling for the admissions in different courses. 

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Question:- Where can I get the application form for GATE 2023?

Ans- The application form for GATE 2023 would be made available only on the official website. 

Question:- Is the GATE exam compulsory for all engineers?

Ans- No, the GATE exam is not compulsory for all engineers. 

Question:- How many total questions would be asked in the GATE 2023 exam?

Ans- A total of 65 questions would be asked in the GATE 2023 exam.

Question:- How many papers can an applicant apply for in the GATE 2023 exam?

Ans- One applicant can apply for 2 papers in GATE 2023. 

Question:- Is there any negative marking in the MCQ section?

Ans- Yes, there is a negative marking in the MCQ section of GATE 2023.

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