GATE Exam: Complete Guide, Syllabus, Registration, and Tips 2024

Graduate students who want to enroll in postgraduate programs must take the GATE exam, a computer-based test (CBT). The application period for the GATE exam, for which registration has already started on August 30, 2022. Applicants who have been waiting to apply for M.Tech admission, other PG programs, or PSU recruitment through GATE must submit their applications before the deadline. Following the results announcement date, GATE  scores are valid for the next three years. According to IIT Kanpur’s announcement, the GATE  exam will be held on February 4th, 5th, 11th, and 12th, 2023. Check out the A GATE official website to get complete information.


Understanding the GATE Exam

GATE is an examination that evaluates the knowledge and understanding of candidates in various engineering and science subjects. It not only tests your technical proficiency but also your problem-solving and analytical skills. The GATE score is widely accepted by renowned institutions for admissions to postgraduate programs and for recruitment in various public and private sector companies. To excel in the GATE exam, a deep understanding of the syllabus is essential. The syllabus for GATE 2023 consists of a wide range of topics, varying for each discipline. It covers core subjects, general aptitude, and engineering mathematics. It’s crucial to familiarize yourself with the syllabus of your chosen discipline to create a strategic study plan.


Navigating the Registration Process

Registering for the GATE exam is your first step toward success. The registration process involves online form filling, fee payment, and document submission. Careful attention to the registration dates and requirements is necessary to ensure a smooth process. Our guide will walk you through each step and provide tips for hassle-free registration.


Expert Tips for GATE Success

Lastly, we’ve gathered insights and tips from GATE toppers and experts to help you maximize your performance on exam day. From time management strategies to effective study techniques, these tips will be your valuable companions during your preparation journey.

Read the complete article to learn about every deep knowledge and tips about the GATE examination


What is the GATE Examination?

A nationwide examination known as the Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering is authorised and administered in eight different regions. The National Coordinating Board, Ministry of Human Resources Development, and Department of Education rely on the GATE Committee, faculty from IISc, and seven other IITs to administer the test. The GATE examination is designed to gauge students’ proficiency in science and engineering-related subjects.

Many PSUs use the GATE scorecard when hiring applicants for prestigious positions at companies like GAIL, Indian Oil, Hindustan Petroleum, and many others.

All About GATE 2023 Examination

The organisation in charge of holding the GATE Exam 2023 is IIT Kanpur. The seven IITs in Kharagpur, Bombay, Guwahati, Delhi, Kanpur, Roorkee, and Madras and also the Indian Institute of Science (IISc) in Bangalore, jointly administer the GATE, a national exam. Different Technology, Engineering, and Govt Architecture Institutes use the result score to select candidates for masters and doctoral programs. The total number of subject papers has been revised to 29 Subjects with the addition of two new subjects, GE (Geomatics Engineering) and NM (Marine Engineering and Naval Architecture).

Why Take the GATE Exam?

Applicants should be aware of the following points to understand why it is crucial to take the GATE exam and what it is used for:

  • You can enroll in Ph.D. programs and Master of Engineering (M.E.)/Master of Technology (M.Tech) programs at several reputable universities, including NITs, IITs, GFTIs, IISc, and others with a GATE exam score.
  • Additionally, scores from the GATE exam are taken into account by several foreign universities, including the National University of Singapore, Nanyang Technological University in Singapore, Aachen University in Germany, the Technical University of Munich in Germany, and many others.
  • Applying for reputable jobs in the central government, private sector, PSUs, and GOI Organizations all require a GATE score.
  • If you succeed on the GATE exam, you can enroll in a state- or national-level university or college to pursue graduate studies, such as M.Tech. Until the end of your two-year course, you will receive a scholarship amount of Rs. 12,400 each month.
  • After the date of the result release, the GATE score is still valid for three years when applying to M.Tech. programs.
  • Your GATE Score is still valid for government jobs in the current year.
  • You can apply for fellowships like the CSIR’s GATE JRF using your GATE exam score.

GATE Exam Notification 2023

IIT Kanpur has released the information brochure for the GATE 2023 examination, along with important details such as the date of the examination, selection process, application mode, application fee, etc. As soon as IIT Kanpur publishes the official Notification for GATE 2023, a direct link will also be made available on our website. The detailed GATE Exam 2023 brochure must be read by interested applicants.

Check out the table below for an overview of the GATE 2023 Exam and all its pertinent information.

An Overview of the GATE Examination 2023

Name of the Examination (GATE 2023) Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering 
Organising Body  IIT Kanpur
Managed By Together by Seven IITs and IISc Bangalore 
Motive of Exam Qualification test for M.Tech/ M.E/Ph.D. and PSU
Mode of Application Online
Examination Mode (CBT) Computer Based Test
Total time of the Exam 3 Hours
Frequency of GATE Exam Annually
Total No. of Exam Cities 199
No. of GATE Papers 29
No. of Questions Asked in Each Paper 55 (subject) + 10 (GA) += 65 
Total Scores of Exams 100
Validity of GATE Exam Result 2023  3 Years

Date for GATE 2023 Registration Extended; Details Below!

The deadline for GATE Exam 2023 has been extended. The registration period will last until October 7, 2022, without late fees, and until October 14, 2022, with fees. Also take note that the exams for the 29 subjects in Pan-India and a few chosen international locations will be held on the 4th, 5th, 11th, and 12th of February 2023.

Essential Dates of GATE Examination 2023

IIT Kanpur has announced the GATE Exam Date 2023, which will be held on February 4, 5, 11, and 12. To plan your exam preparation strategies, look at the GATE Exam 2023 schedule. The Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Kanpur has announced the important dates.

Crucial Dates of GATE 2023

GATE Events 2023 Date
Starting Date of Online Registration August 30th, 2022
Last Date of Registration GATE 2023 September 30th, 2022
Last date of application (with late fee) October 7th, 2022
Display of Incorrect Applications to Fix October 26th, 2022
The deadline for application corrections November 1st, 2022
The deadline for changing the GATE exam paper, city, and category November 12th, 2022
Admit Card Release Date January 2023
Exam Date of GATE 2023 4th, 5th, 11th, 12th Feb 2023
Answer Key issue date for GATE 2023  10 days after the exam
GATE Exam Result Announcement 2023 March 2023
Scorecard Release Date for GATE 2023 One week after the results were announced
beginning of the counseling and admissions process April 2023

Application Process for GATE EXAM 2023

The application process for GATE 2023 started on August 30 and the last date of registration is extended till October 7th, 2022. Applicants can review the GATE 2023 application procedures.

  • Applicants must register themselves using the GOAPs, also known as the GATE Online Application Processing System, by providing their email address, name, and mobile number. A registration ID will then be generated. Applicants must change their passwords to log in the future.
  • Once you are done with the registration process, you need to fill out a form asking for academic, personal, and qualification information. Applicants must select their preferred exam locations when completing the online application.
  • As per the requirements of the exam authority, after the applicant has completed the application process, they must upload a scanned copy of their signature, photo, and category certificate (if applicable).
  • Applicants can use a debit card, net banking, or a credit card to pay the registration fee.
  • Applicants must submit the registration form after completing all of the above steps.

Registration Fee for GATE 2023

Registration Fee for GATE Exam 2023 Centres in India

Category Registration Fee During Extended Period
General Rs. 1500 Rs. 2000
Females Rs. 750 Rs. 1250
ST/ SC/PwD Rs. 750 Rs. 1250

Registration Fee for GATE Exam 2023 Centres Outside India

Exam Centres Registration Fee
Colombo, Addis Ababa, Kathmandu, and Dhaka US$ 50
Singapore, and Dubai US$ 100

Documents Required for GATE Examination 2023

The names, mobile numbers, birth dates, and mobile numbers of the applicants’ parents must all be provided. The name of the applicant on the application form must match the name on the certificate attesting to their qualifying degree or on the certificate issued by the head of the department or institution where they are currently enrolled in classes. The list of additional details and documents is provided below for Indian applicants registering for the GATE Examination 2023.

  • Address for correspondence (including PIN code).
  • Required details of educational degree.
  • Location & name of the college with Postal code.
  • A picture of the applicant that is of high quality and meets the requirements.
  • A high-quality image of the applicant’s signature 
  • Eligibility certificate in pdf format, which can be a degree certificate, a provisional certificate, or a certificate from the department or institute.

Eligibility Criteria for the GATE Exam 2023

Before applying, applicants for the GATE exam must meet all eligibility requirements. Candidates may review the eligibility requirements below:

Applicants must hold one of the below-mentioned undergraduate degrees to apply for GATE Examination 2023. The exam is also open to applicants who are in their third or final year of an undergraduate program.

  • BE/ BTech
  • B Pharma
  • BArch
  • MSc/ MA/MCA or equivalent
  • BSc (Research)/BS
  • Professional Society Examination (similar to BTech/ BE/ BArch)
  • Integrated BS-MS/ Integrated MSc/
  • Integrated MTech/ ME/
  • Integrated MTech/ ME or Dual Certification (after 10+2 or Diploma)

Passing score: There is no minimum passing rate requirement for GATE 2023 eligibility.

Age Restriction: There is no set age restriction for applicants applying for the GATE exam.

Nationality: An aspirant must be from India.

Eligibility for Candidates from Outside India: applicants from Ethiopia, Nepal, Sri Lanka, Singapore, Bangladesh, and the United Arab Emirates are also eligible to apply for GATE 2023.

Selection Procedure for GATE Examination 2023

  • Two cut-offs will be used: one will be the GATE qualifying cut-off, which will be announced by the GATE Committee, and the other will be the GATE admission cut-off, which will be announced by the relevant institutions for the admissions process. To be admitted to the NITs and IITs, applicants must be eligible for both.
  • The application process for Ph.D., M.Tech., and other programs will be handled independently by the aforementioned institutions; the GATE Committee will NOT be in charge of this process.
  • GATE certification does not guarantee employment with a PSU because that depends on the PSU’s hiring process. Any employment opportunities are not the responsibility of the GATE Committee. The qualified applicants must look up any such information in newspapers and other trustworthy sources.
  • For obtaining a PSU Job applicants must attend an interview, and the PSU Recruitment Authorities alone will make the hiring decision.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

What is the exam date for Gate 2023?

The GATE exam 2023 is going to be held on 4, 5, 11, and 12 February 2023.

Is there a maximum age to apply for the GATE 2023 exam?

No, there is NO fixed age limit (upper age) to apply for GATE Exam 2023.

Can I participate in any GATE 2023 paper?

Although the applicant may choose up to two papers from the possible combinations, they should choose papers from the same field as their qualifying degree.

Do I need to fill out two forms to participate in two papers?

NO. Based on the provided set of combinations, only ONE form may be used to choose the two papers option.

Is the category certificate required to be uploaded by the SC/ST/PwD applicants?

YES, a category certificate is necessary to get a concession for the registration fee.

How do I pay the exam fee for the GATE 2023 test?

After completing the online application form on the GATE 2023 official website, the payment option will display. Any of the listed payment options are available to the applicants. The applicant is required to pay any additional costs, such as processing fees, service fees, or bank fees.

What forms of identification (ID) will be accepted for the registration process of GATE 2023?

The following legitimate photo identification documents and/or cards are accepted for Indian applicants: PAN Card, Passport, Voter ID, Aadhaar-UID, and Driving License, (preferable). Foreign nationals may present documents such as a valid passport, another official photo ID, or a valid driving license.

Is there a new subject added to the GATE exam 2023?

Yes, GATE 2023 has added two new subjects. Now, there are a total of 29 subjects covered in the GATE Exam 2023.

What is the reliability of the GATE 2023 results?

From the date of scorecard release, the GATE 2023 results are valid for three years.