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GATE 2022: Exam Dates, Result (Out), Notifications, Cutoff & More!

The Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering (GATE) is an examination that primarily tests the comprehensive understanding of various undergraduate subjects in engineering and science for admission into the master’ Program and Recruitment by some Public Sector Companies. GATE 2022 is conducted by the Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur and six other Indian Institutes of Technology in Mumbai, Delhi, Guwahati, Kanpur, Chennai, Roorkee & Indian Institute of Science at Bengaluru on behalf of the National Coordination Board – GATE, The Department of Higher Education, Ministry of Education (MoE), Government of India.

GATE 2022 Highlights

IIT Kharagpur released the GATE 2022 result on March 16 at the official website gate.iitkgp.ac.in. Applicants can check the GATE results 2022 through their Enrollment ID/ Email Address and password. However, the scorecard of GATE 2022 is made available for download from March 22. IIT KGP has also released the GATE 2022 topper for all the subjects on the official website. Earlier, the exam authority released the official website of the GATE 2022 answer key on February 21. Applicants can download their GATE answer key through candidate login. GATE 2022 answer key challenge was open from February 22 to 25.

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Full Exam NameGraduate Aptitude Test in Engineering
Short Exam NameGATE
Conducting BodyIndian Institute of Technology Kharagpur
Frequency of ConductOnce a year
Exam LevelNational Level Exam
LanguagesEnglish
Mode of ApplicationOffline / Online
Application Fee (General)1500 Rs [Online]
Mode of ExamOnline
Mode of CounsellingOnline
Participating Colleges1060
Exam Duration3 Hours

GATE 2022 Important Dates

EventsImportant Dates
Online Application Process Opens (https://gate.iitkgp.ac.in )2nd September 2021
Closing Date of REGULAR online registration/ application process30th September 2021
Closing Date of EXTENDED online registration/ application process7th October 2021
The last date for Rectification of Applications found Defective in Scrutiny18th November 2021
Last Date for change of Category, Paper and Examination City (an additional fee will be applicable)15th November 2021
Admit Card will be available for download15th January 2022
GATE 2022 Examination
Forenoon: 9:00 AM to 12:00 Noon
Afternoon: 2:30 PM to 5:30 PM
5th February 2022
6th February 2022
12th February 2022
13th February 2022
Candidate’s Response available in the Application Portal15th February 2022
Answer Keys available in the Application Portal21st February 2022
Challenges by Candidates on Answer Keys with Payment of ₹ 500 for each question22nd February 2022 to 25th February 2022
Announcement of the Results in the Online Application Portal17th March 2022
Scorecard available for download from Application Portal22nd March 2022 to 31st May 2022

GATE 2022 Eligibility Criteria

  • A candidate currently studying in the 3rd or higher years of any undergraduate degree program.
  • A candidate who has completed any government-approved degree program in Engineering / Technology / Architecture / Science / Commerce / Arts is eligible to appear in the GATE 2022 exam.
  • However, the candidates who possess certification from any 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.
  • Candidates who have obtained/are pursuing their qualifying degree from countries other than India: Must be currently in the 3rd or higher years or completed their Bachelor’s degree (duration: at least 3 years) in Engineering / Technology / Science / Arts / Commerce.

GATE 2022 Application Process

The last date for rectification of the GATE 2022 application form was November 18. The GATE 2022 correction window has closed. The last date to make corrections was November 15, 2021. The last date for submitting the GATE 2022 application form with a late fee was October 7. Candidates could access the GATE application form 2022 online until September 30 without a late fee. The GATE 2022 registration will be open through the GATE Online Application Process (GOAPS). The candidates will have to register for the GATE 2022 exam, fill out the required personal, contact, and academic details, upload scanned documents, and pay the required application fee to participate in the entrance examination.

How do you fill GATE Application Form 2022?

Step 1 – Online Registration: Candidates need to visit the GOAPS portal for GATE registration 2022. Candidates will have to use their name, country of residence, email address, and mobile number to apply for the GATE exam 2022. A password also has to be generated for future log-in. An enrollment number is generated on successful registration.

Step 2 – Filling out GATE 2022 Application Form: The candidates must provide their valid personal, academic, and communication details. The preferred GATE paper, along with two exam centres (one from their zone and the other from another zone), must also be selected by the candidates.

Step 3 – Uploading of Documents: After the details are filled in, the candidates have to upload their photograph, signature, and category certificate (if applicable) as per the specifications mentioned by the GATE authorities.

Step 4 – Fee Payment: Finally, the candidates have to pay the required application fee of GATE 2022 in online mode (net banking/credit card/debit card).

GATE 2022 Registration Fees

CategoryAmountLate Fees
Male (General, OBC and Others)Rs. 1,500Rs. 2,000
SC/ ST/ PwDRs. 750Rs. 1,250
Female candidatesRs. 750Rs. 1,250
International Students (For exams in Indian centres)Rs 1,500Rs. 2,000

GATE 2022 Exam Pattern

IIT Kharagpur has released the exam pattern of GATE 2022 through its official website. The authorities will conduct the GATE exam 2022 for 29 papers. i.e., two new papers will be included::: Naval Architecture & Marine Engineering and Geomatics Engineering. Candidates will be able to know detailed information about how the entrance examination through the IIT Kharagpur GATE 2022 exam pattern.

GATE 2022 Admit Card

IIT Kharagpur released the admit card for GATE 2022 on January 15 online at the official website. Registered candidates can download the GATE 2022 admit card by login into the GOAPS website – gate.iitkgp.ac.in To download the GATE admit card, candidates will have to log in to the GOAPS portal using their enrollment or email id and password.

IIT Kharagpur GATE 2022 admit card is an essential document that the candidates must keep safe throughout admission. While reporting to the exam centre, the candidates will have to present their GATE 2022 admit card and one valid identity proof. In case of any mistakes in the IIT KGP GATE 2022 hall ticket/admit card, the candidates will have to contact the authorities.

Steps to download GATE Admit Card 2022:

  • Visit the GOAPS portal.
  • Candidates will have to GATE 2022 login using their enrollment id/ email address and password.
  • The GATE admits card will be displayed on the screen.
  • Candidates will have to download and take 2 printouts of the same.

GATE 2022 Result

IIT Kharagpur released the result of GATE 2022 through GOAPS on March 16 on the official website. Candidates can check their GATE results by logging in using their enrollment id/ email id and date of birth. Information related to secured scores and the All India Rank of the candidate is available in the result. The authorities will release the GATE scorecard for only those candidates who have scored equal to or more than the qualifying cutoff in GATE 2022.

GATE 2022 Cutoff

The minimum marks that a candidate has to score to qualify for the examination constitutes the qualifying cutoff of GATE 2022. Along with the result, the qualifying GATE cutoff has also been declared by the authorities. Candidates need to meet the qualifying cutoff for GATE 2022 for the examination; however, the admission cutoff must be satisfied for allotment. Since there is no common counselling for GATE, the admission cutoff will be determined by institutes for admission to various M.Tech courses.

GATE 2022 Qualifying Cutoff Vs Admission Cutoff:

Candidates participating in GATE 2022 must understand the difference between the GATE admission cutoff and the GATE qualifying cutoff. 

  • GATE qualifying cutoff is the minimum mark required by the candidates to qualify for the exam. GATE cutoff will vary as per the different candidates’ categories and differ for 29 subjects. The qualifying cutoff of GATE will be released along with the declaration of the result.
  • GATE admission cutoff is the minimum mark required by the candidates to get admission to the participating institutes. The institute will release the admission cutoff of GATE during the admission process.

GATE 2022 Counselling

There will be no common counselling for IIT KGP GATE 2022. However, the GATE 2022 counselling and admission process for IIT admissions is done by COAP. Similarly, for admissions into NITs, IIEST Shibpur, and some IIITs & GFTIs, CCMT is conducted. All candidates will have to individually apply for admissions at their preferred institutes.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Q: Which IIT conducted GATE 2022?

Answer: IIT Kharagpur is the organising institute of GATE 2022.

Q: When will GATE 2022 application form be released?

Answer: GATE 2022 registration was started on September 2, 2021. The last date of application with a late fee was October 7.

Q: How can I download the GATE admit card?

Answer: Students can download the admit card of GATE soon from the official website.

Q: How can I check GATE result 2022?

Answer: The GATE 2022 result was only released on March 16 on the official website. Candidates have to login in GOAPS portal using their enrollment ID date of birth.

Q: How many papers can I apply for in GATE 2022?

Answer: Candidates can apply for a maximum of two papers for GATE 2022.

Q: What is GATE 2022 exam date?

Answer: IIT Kharagpur will conduct the GATE 2022 exam on February 5, 6, 12 and 13.

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