Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering (GATE) is a national examination conducted jointly by the Indian Institute of Science (IISc) Bangalore and seven Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs) at Bombay, Delhi, Guwahati, Kanpur, Kharagpur, Madras, and Roorkee on behalf of the National Coordination Board (NCB)-GATE, Department of Higher Education, Ministry of Education (MoE), Government of India. GATE examination is a Computer Based Test (CBT).

Organising Institute for GATE 2022 is the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Bombay.

Qualifying in GATE is a mandatory requirement for seeking admission and/or financial assistance to Postgraduate Programs (Master's and Doctoral) with Ministry of Education (MoE) and other Government Scholarships / Assistantships, subject to the admission criteria of the admitting institute.

The GATE score is also used by some Public Sector Undertakings (PSUs) for their recruitment and by several other universities in India and abroad for admissions.

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


About GATE

Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering (GATE) is basically a national examination on the comprehensive understanding of the candidates in various undergraduate subjects in Engineering / Technology / Architecture and post-graduate level subjects in Arts, Commerce, and Science.

GATE 2022 will be conducted for 27 Subjects (also referred to as “papers”).

GATE 2022 examinations will be conducted over six days and twelve sessions on Friday 5th, Saturday 6th, Sunday 7th, Friday 12th, Saturday 13th, and Sunday 14th of February 2022.

The GATE examination is conducted in different cities across India as well as six cities outside India (In International centers, GATE-2022 will be conducted only if the current COVID-19 situation eases and travel and other restrictions are relaxed. Else GATE-2022 in international centers will be "CANCELLED").

The GATE score would reflect the relative performance level of the candidate in a particular subject, which is quantified based on several years of examination data.

Basic Features Of GATE 2022

1.Examination paper of GATE will be conducted by ONLINE Computer Based Test (CBT). This paper has a variety of questions, including Multiple Choice Question, Multiple Select Question, and Numerical Answer Type Question which must be filled by the candidate by using the virtual keyboard during the exam.

2.Exam Hall Ticket and Biometric Information such as fingerprints, photographs can be checked of any candidate at the exam center before the commencement of the Exam.

3.Exact details related to your Examination will be notified to you before the exam.

4.A candidate can only register for the examination through the website. All the processes like uploading of certificates/documents, filling up of application form will be done online. No document will be entertained, which will directly send to any zonal office.

5.The candidate should submit the payment of an application by any medium like net banking, debit/credit card, e-Challan, etc.

6.Admit Cards also delivered through the online process only. Hall tickets, or admit cards can be downloaded from the website. As the exam conducting body does not deliver any kind of hard copy of admit card by the medium of mail or courier.

Eligibility For GATE

There is no age limit for GATE. You may need a Master’s degree in any branch of Mathematics/Science/ Computer Applications/ Statistics or equivalent. Students currently in the final year i.e. final year of Int. B.Sc. or already completed can apply for GATE.

Pattern Of Questions

There will be two different types of questions in the paper:

(i)Multiple Choice Questions (MCQ): having 1 or 2 marks each. These questions are objective type, having four choices to answer, out of which one will be correct. There will be negative marking for wrongly answered questions. For a 1-mark question, 1/3 mark will be deducted for a wrong answer, and for the 2-mark question, 2/3 mark will be deducted for a wrong answer. 

(ii)Numerical Answer Type (NAT): Questions will carry 1 or 2 marks each. A signed real number will be the answer to such questions, which the candidate has to enter using the virtual numeric keypad on the monitor (the keyboard of the computer will be disabled). No options will be given for such types of questions. NAT questions will not have negative marking. 


Marking Scheme

General Aptitude (GA) Questions In paper carry a total of 15 marks this section will have 5 questions carrying one mark each and 5 questions carrying two marks each. Question Paper will have 25 questions carrying one mark each and 30 questions carrying two marks each consisting of both the MCQs and NAT.


It is a new identity for the students of the Statistics domain. As it’s an up-gradation because Statistics got a unique place in the society as other subjects. It is a big opportunity for the extent of Statistics student as now they don’t have to study pure as well as applied part of Mathematics forcefully for the clearance of the examination. Now, they can study the pure and applied part of Statistics. Also, the demand for Statistics is much more these days and the recruitment can be done with a GATE score in some PSU’s such as DRDO, ISRO, etc.

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