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GATE 2023 notification

Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering (GATE) is a national examination conducted jointly by the Indian Institute of Science (IISc), Bangalore and the seven Indian Institutes of Technology (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.

Qualifying in GATE is a mandatory requirement for seeking admission and/or financial assistance to: (i) Master’s programs and direct Doctoral programs in Engineering/Technology/Architecture and (ii) Doctoral programs in relevant branches of Arts and Science, in the institutions supported by the MoE and other Government agencies. Even in some colleges and institutions, which admit students without MoE scholarship/assistantship, the GATE qualification is mandatory. Further, many Public Sector Undertakings (PSUs) have been using the GATE score in their recruitment process

About GATE
Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering (GATE) is a national examination conducted to test the comprehensive understanding of the candidates in various undergraduate subjects in Engineering / Technology / Architecture and both undergraduate and post-graduate level subjects in Arts, Commerce and Science. GATE 2023 will be conducted for 29 subjects (also referred to as “papers”) and it would be distributed over Saturday 4th, Sunday 5th, Saturday 11th and Sunday 12th of February 2023. The GATE 2023 examination is conducted in different cities across India as well selected cities in the countries of Bangladesh, Nepal, Singapore, and UAE. The examination would be a Computer Based Test (CBT).

GATE 2023
The GATE score would reflect the relative performance level of the candidate in a particular subject. Note that the GATE 2023 score is valid for THREE YEARS from the date of announcement of the results. No information on the GATE 2023 score will be available after this period.

GATE is administered jointly by the Indian Institute of Science (IISc), Bangalore and seven Indian Institutes of Technology (namely, IITs at Bombay, Delhi, Guwahati, Kanpur, Kharagpur, Madras and Roorkee). The GATE Committee, which comprises of representatives from the administering institutes, is the sole authority for regulating the examination and for declaring the results. For administrative purposes, the examination cities in India are segregated into eight zones. The operations related to GATE, in each of the eight zones, are managed by a Zonal GATE Office at the administering institute (IIT or IISc).

Scholarship / Assistantship for Postgraduate Programs
To avail the financial assistance (scholarship / assistantship), the candidate must first secure the admission to a program in one of the central governments supported institutes, by a procedure that could vary from institute to institute. Depending upon the norms adopted by a specific institute or department of the institute, the candidates may be admitted directly into a course based on their performance in GATE only; or based on their performance in GATE and an admission test and/or interview conducted by the department to which they have applied and/or the candidate’s academic record. In the test / interview-based selection procedure, as per the MoE guidelines, a minimum of 70% weightage will be given to the performance in GATE and the remaining will be given to the candidate’s performance in test/interview and/or academic record. However, the admitting institutes could prescribe a minimum passing mark in the test/interview.

Candidates are advised to seek the complete details of the admission procedures and the availability of MoE scholarship / assistantship from the corresponding admitting institutions. The criteria for postgraduate admission with scholarship / assistantship could be different for different institutions. The management of the post-graduate scholarship / assistantship is also the responsibility of the admitting institution. Similarly, reservation of the seats for different categories will be as per the policies and norms of the admitting institution and the Government of India rules.
The admitting institute may also specify the number of candidates who will be provided financial assistance (scholarship), if admission is secured. Qualification in GATE is also a minimum requirement to apply for various fellowships awarded by many Government organizations. Different types of scholarships and sponsorships opportunities also exist for foreign nationals.

1) Call for admissions to M.Tech. / Ph.D. or any other program will be advertised separately by the respective institutions and GATE Committee is NOT responsible for the admission process.
2) GATE zonal offices will NOT entertain any queries about admission, reservation of seats and/or award of scholarship / assistantship.
3) No liability is assumed for any legal obligations related to admission.

Use of GATE Score for Employment
In the past, several Public Sector Undertakings (PSUs) have used GATE score to shortlist the candidates for employment. A few such organizations are: Bharat Heavy Electricals Limited (BHEL), Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited (BSNL), Coal India Limited (CIL), Centre for Railway Information Systems (CRIS), Chenab Valley Power Projects Limited (CVPPL), Damodar Valley Corporation (DVC), Electronics Corporation of India Limited (ECIL), Engineers India Limited (EIL), Gas Authority of India Limited (GAIL), Indian Oil Corporation Limited (IOCL), Mazagaon Dock Shipbuilders Limited (MDSL), National Aluminium Company Limited (NALCO), National Highways Authority of India (NHAI), NLC India Limited (NLCIL), National Mineral Development Corporation (NMDC), Nuclear Power Corporation of India Limited (NPCIL), National Thermal Power Corporation (NTPC), Oil and Natural Gas Corporation (ONGC), Power Grid Corporation of India (PGCIL), Power System Operation Corporation Limited (POSOCO), Rashtriya Ispat Nigam Limited (RINL), etc.

Direct recruitment to Group A level posts in Central government, i.e., Senior Field Officer (Tele), Senior Research Officer (Crypto) and Senior Research Officer (S&T) in Cabinet Secretariat, Government of India, is now being carried out on the basis of GATE score. The details of the scheme of recruitment are normally published in National Newspapers / Employment News / Rozgar Samachar by the concerned authority.

About GATE 2023
• IIT Kanpur is the organising institute for GATE 2023.
• Information website for GATE 2023 is
• GATE 2023 will be conducted for 29 subjects (also referred to as “papers”).
• Examination for all the 29 subjects (papers) will be conducted as Computer Based Test (CBT).
• The Computer Based Test examination papers will contain some questions of (i) Multiple Choice Question (MCQ) type, where only one option out of four options is correct. Remaining questions may be of (ii) Multiple Select Question (MSQ) type, where one or more than one options out of four options is/are correct, and / or (iii) Numerical Answers Type (NAT) where answer must be keyed in by the candidate using a virtual keypad. The candidates will use ONLY an on-screen virtual calculator provided for the examination.
• A candidate can appear in ANY ONE or UP TO TWO papers of the GATE examination. However, note that the combination of TWO papers in which a candidate can appear MUST be selected from the pre-defined list as given . Even if a candidate is appearing for TWO papers, the candidate should fill ONLY ONE application form.
• GATE 2023 examinations will be held during the forenoon and afternoon sessions on Saturday 4th, Sunday 5th, Saturday 11th and Sunday 12th of February 2023.
• Examination for some of the papers in GATE 2023 may be held in multiple sessions. However, a candidate will be required to appear for the examination in ONLY one of the multiple sessions of the same paper.

• Candidates have to register and fill the application via ONLINE mode ONLY at GATE 2023 website.
• The entire process of filling up of the application form and uploading of certificates/ documents etc. is in ONLINE mode only. The candidates should NOT send any hard copy of their application forms / documents etc. to IIT Kanpur or any of the zonal GATE offices.
• The payment of application fees is through electronic mode. If a candidate wishes to appear for TWO papers, the fees to be paid by the candidate will be TWICE of that mentioned for a single paper.
• The Admit Cards for GATE 2023 would be available for download on the GATE 2023 website of IIT Kanpur only. No printed copy of the Admit Cards will be posted to the candidates.
• The candidate has to appear at the GATE Examination Centre on the date and time specified in the Admit Card.
• No request for any changes in the Centre or Location or Date/Time specified in the Admit Card will be entertained. Similarly, this being an Examination Body with certain constraints, candidates needing very special or specific facility for the examination may not be entertained (except scribe facility). Hence, candidates are requested to adhere to the facilities that are possible within the ambit and resources of GATE Examination Body.
• Physical calculators, mobile phones, any other electronic/communication devices, wallets, books, papers, loose sheets, data or handbooks, tables, pen/pencil box/pouch, watches of any form etc. are strictly prohibited in exam halls and candidates possessing these (even if not using) will be disqualified.
• Biometric information (such as, Photograph, Iris scan and Fingerprints etc.) for randomly selected candidates may be captured before the start or during the examination.
• In all matters concerning GATE 2023, the decision of the GATE 2023 Committee will be final and binding on all the applicants.
• Although GATE 2023 will be held at different test centres across the country, the Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur, being the Organising Institute, bears the overall responsibility of conducting GATE 2023. In case of any claims or disputes arising with respect to GATE 2023, it is hereby made absolutely clear that the High Court of Allahabad in Prayagraj alone will have the exclusive jurisdiction to entertain and settle them.
• For candidates appearing for Geology and Geophysics (GG) papers, separate score and ranking will be provided based on their selection of sections (Refer FAQ).
• For candidates appearing for Humanities and Social Sciences (XH) papers, separate score and ranking will be provided based on their selection of sections (Refer FAQ).
• For candidates appearing for Architecture and Planning (AR) and Geomatics Engineering (GE), papers, no separate score and ranking will be provided based on their selection of sections (Refer FAQ).

Eligibility for GATE 2023
Before starting the application process, the candidate must ensure that they meet the educational eligibility criteria of GATE 2023.
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 is eligible for appearing in the GATE 2023 exam.
Disclaimer : Qualifying in GATE examination does NOT guarantee admission / scholarship. Admission to any institute is fully dependent on the admitting institute's criteria for educational qualification. Similarly, GATE qualification does not assure a Public Sector Undertaking (PSU) job, as it depends on the recruitment procedure of the concerned PSU. GATE Committee does NOT assume any responsibility for admission / scholarship / job.

Some of the Professional Societies/Institutions, which conduct examination in various fields of engineering, are as follows.
• The Institution of Engineers (India) (IE)
• The Institution of Civil Engineers (ICE)
• The Institution of Electronics and Telecommunication Engineers (IETE)
• The Aeronautical Society of India (AeSI)
• The Indian Institute of Chemical Engineers, including Polymer and Environmental Group (IIChemE)
• The Indian Institute of Metals (IIM)
• The Indian Institute of Industrial Engineers (IIIE)
However, the candidates who possess certification from any of the professional societies must ensure that those examinations conducted by the societies are approved by MoE / AICTE / UGC / UPSC as equivalent to B.E. / B.Tech. / B.Arch. / B.Planning., etc.

B.E. / B.Tech. / B.Pharm.
Qualifying Degree/Examination : Bachelor’s degree in Engineering / Technology (4 years after 10+2 or 3 years after B.Sc. / Diploma in Engineering / Technology)
Description of Eligible Candidates : Currently in the 3rd year or higher or already completed
Expected Year of Completion : 2024

Pharm.D. (after 10+2)
Qualifying Degree/Examination : 6 years degree program, consisting of internship or residency training, during third year onwards
Description of Eligible Candidates : Currently in the 3rd/4th/5th/6th year or already completed
Expected Year of Completion : 2026

Int. M.E./ M.Tech./M.Pharm. or Dual Degree (after Diploma or 10+2)
Qualifying Degree/Examination :
Integrated Master’s degree program or Dual Degree program in Engineering/Technology (5-year program)
Description of Eligible Candidates : Currently in the 3rd /4th/5thyear or already completed
Expected Year of Completion : 2025

M. Sc. / M.A. / MCA or equivalent
Qualifying Degree/Examination : Master’s degree in any branch of Arts / Science / Mathematics / Statistics / Computer Applications or equivalent
Description of Eligible Candidates : Currently in the first year or higher or already Completed
Expected Year of Completion : 2024

GATE 2023 Application Fee
Details of the application fee per candidate per paper are given. The application fee is NEITHER refundable (except for condition mentioned ) NOR transferable. Payments have to be made online by using net banking / debit card / credit card / wallet / UPI / etc. As per the prevailing norms, additional online transaction charges or bank charges may be applicable. These charges will be specified on the payment portal.
Details of Application Fee for GATE 2023 for Indian Nationals (Per Subject Paper)
Regular Period (30th August to 30th Sept. 2022)
Female candidates : Rs.850
SC / ST / PwD* category candidates : Rs.850
All other candidates : Rs. 1700

During the Extended Period (1st Oct. to 7th Oct. 2022)
Female candidates : Rs.1350
SC / ST / PwD* category candidates : Rs.1350
All other candidates : Rs. 2200

Details of Application Fee for GATE 2023 for Foreign National Candidates (Per Subject Paper)
Regular Period (30th August to 30th Sept. 2022)
Centres in India : Rs. 1700
Dhaka and Kathmandu :  100 US Dollar
Dubai and Singapore : 200  US Dollar

During the Extended Period (1st Oct. to 7th Oct. 2022)
Centres in India : Rs. 2200
Dhaka and Kathmandu :  150 US Dollar
Dubai and Singapore : 250  US Dollar

Details of Application Fee for GATE 2023 for Indian Nationals appearing at international centres irrespective of their category (Per Subject Paper)
Regular Period (30th August to 30th Sept. 2022)
Dhaka and Kathmandu : 100 US Dollar
Dubai and Singapore : 200 US Dollar

During the Extended Period (1st Oct. to 7th Oct. 2022)
Dhaka and Kathmandu : 150 US Dollar
Dubai and Singapore : 250 US Dollar

Note : The application fee mentioned above DOES NOT INCLUDE service charges, processing fees and any other charges that the banks may levy.
For two papers the amount of fee is twice that of a single paper.
*In this brochure at all places PwD stands for Persons with Benchmark Disability, unless specified. Only those candidates with benchmark disability are eligible for fee concession.

GATE Online Application Process
GATE 2023 ( provides an online interface to the candidate for interacting with the GATE administration.
With this interface, a candidate can:
• Apply for the examination.
• Upload photograph, signature and other documents and category certificate (SC / ST / PwD) and / or Dyslexic certificate as applicable.
• Pay the application fee through any of the electronic payment modes.
• Check the Status of the application form: Received, under scrutiny, Accepted, Defect status, Status after rectification, rejected with valid reasons, Admit Card ready for download etc.
• Download Admit Card.
•  View answers, marks and GATE score.
• Download GATE scorecard.

Important Dates Related to GATE 2023




Online Application Process Opens (


30th August 2022

Closing Date of REGULAR online Registration / application process


30th September 2022

End of Extended period for online Registration / application (with late fee)


7th October 2022

Last Date for change of Category, Paper and Examination City and adding a new paper (an additional fee will be applicable per change)


11th November 2022

Admit Card will be available for download


3rd January 2023

GATE 2023 Examination

Forenoon: 9:30 AM to 12:30 Noon 1ST


Afternoon: 2:30 PM to 5:30 PM 1ST (Tentative)





4th February 2023 5th February 2023 11th February 2023 12th February 2023

Announcement of the Results in the Online Application Portal


16th March 2023

The dates mentioned here are subject to change due to unprecedented cases. In rare cases, it may be necessary to postpone the GATE 2023 examination because of situations beyond the control of GATE Committee. All updates will be available on the website.