GATE 2023

GATE or the Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering is a national level exam conducted to test the comprehensive understanding of undergraduate subjects in science and engineering for admission to Master’s Program.

GATE Exam 2023

GATE or the Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering is a national level exam conducted to test the comprehensive understanding of undergraduate subjects in science and engineering for admission to a Master’s Program. Some public sector companies also consider GATE for the selection of candidates for various jobs. Candidates can get admission to M.Tech programs offered by IITs and NITs or research programs with their GATE scores.

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GATE 2023 - Exam Date, Registration, Question Paper, Syllabus, Pattern

The test administering authority issued the GATE 2023 information bulletin and exam schedule on July 28, 2022. According to the official announcement, the GATE 2023 test will take February 4, 5, 11, and 12, 2023. The Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Kanpur will host the Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering (GATE) 2023. Registration for the GATE 2023 application form online will begin on August 30, 2022. The GATE 2023 examination schedule has been published on the official website –  

IIT Kanpur has created the GATE 2023 official website, which includes information on the GATE syllabus 2023 and the exam schedule. IIT Guwahati, Bombay, Kharagpur, Madras, Delhi, Roorkee, Kanpur, and the Indian Institute of Science (IISc) Bangalore will jointly conduct the GATE 2023 test.

What is the GATE Exam?

Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering (GATE) is a national-level online examination for Master of Engineering (ME), Masters in Technology (MTech), and direct PhD admissions to Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs), National Institutes of Technology (NITs), Indian Institutes of Information Technology (IIITs), and other institutes/universities throughout India.

The exam is jointly administered on a rotational basis by IIT Bombay, IIT Delhi, IIT Guwahati, IIT Kanpur, IIT Kharagpur, IIT Madras, IIT Roorkee, and Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore (IISC Bangalore) for the National Coordination Board (NCB – GATE), Department of Higher Education, Ministry of Human Resource & Development (MHRD), Government of India.

GATE 2023 - Overview

GATE 2023 is the most critical test for applicants seeking admission to postgraduate programs at IITs, NITs, IIITs, and other prestigious schools throughout the country. Candidates can review GATE test highlights in the table below:

GATE Full FormGraduate Aptitude Test in Engineering
Organizing Body NameIIT Kanpur
Exam LevelAll India Level
Application ModeOnline
Mode of examComputer-based Test (Online)
Exam FrequencyOnce a year
Exam Duration3 hours (180 minutes)
Number of Subject Papers29
Number of Questions10 (GA) + 55 (subject)= 65
Question TypeMCQ, MSQ, NAT
Applications Per YearMore than 9 Lakhs (Expected)
Number of Exam CentersTo be notified

GATE 2023 Exam Dates

Candidates seeking admission to M.Tech. and other postgraduate degrees in India through GATE 2023 can view the exam schedule below:

GATE 2023 EventsGATE 2023 DatesSalient Features
Upcoming Events
Availability of response sheet15-Feb-23The response sheet will include answers that applicants marked throughout the exam. Students can compute their predicted score by matching their response sheet with the answer key.
Availability of provisional answer keys21-Feb-23Candidates must offer valid proof in response to each objection. If the authority approves the objection, the money will be reimbursed to the candidate (s).
Challenge Answer Keys22 to 25-Feb-2023Candidates have the right to object to the provisional answer key. Every objection submitted by a candidate will incur a cost.
Result announcement16-Mar-23Download the GATE scorecard from the GATE website.
Scorecard availability21-Mar-23The scorecard includes the grades and positions obtained by candidates in the test. It is a required document for the admissions process.
GATE 2023 official brochure release date28-Jul-22GATE 2023 Exam will be held at IIT Kanpur.
Application form availability30-Aug-22Only online registrations will be accepted. The registration cost remains unchanged.
Last date to fill out the application form30-Sep-22.Candidates must finish their registrations before the deadline, or they will be unable to take the exam.
The last date to register with a late fee07-Oct-22.In addition to the application cost, candidates might register for the GATE 2023 by paying Rs 500.
Application form correction window4 to 11-Nov-2022Candidates can update their information and modify their image/signature. There will be an extra charge.
Admit card download03-Jan-22Download the admission card from the GATE website. It is a necessary document that will be required till the admissions process is completed.
Miscellaneous Activities3 and 11-Feb-2023Candidates may visit the test center at their discretion.
Exam dateFebruary 4, 5, 11 and 12, 2023.The test is administered in the morning and afternoon.
Start date for GATE 2023 registration through GOAPSFirst week of September 2022

GATE 2023 Application Form

IIT Kapur will issue the application on August 30. Eligible applicants had to go to the official website to fill out the GATE 2023 Application Form via the GOAPS portal. Students can register for the test by following the following processes:

  • Step 1: Sign up for GATE.
  • Step 2: Complete the Application Form
  • Step 3: Upload All Necessary Documents
  • Step 4: Pay the GATE Application Fee 
  • Step 5: Agree on the Disclaimer and Submit the Application

GATE 2023 Admission Process

The GATE admissions procedure begins with completing the application form and ends with seat assignment following counselling. Candidates can learn more about the GATE 2023 Admissions Process by clicking on the links below:

  • Filling out the GATE 2023 Application Form: The initial step is to complete the application form. Candidates who wish to take the test must first register on the GOAPS website.
  • GATE 2023 Admit Card Download: Candidates must download their GATE admission card after registering. The exam body has yet to specify a date for issuing admit cards.
  • Attend the GATE 2023 Exam: Candidates must present for the test on the appointed day based on the topic chosen.
  • GATE 2023 Result Announcement: The exam’s results will be announced in the third week of March. The final score will include the applicants’ marks, normalised scores, and rank.
  • Engage in the GATE 2023 Counseling Process: Counseling will be held for GATE-qualified applicants to select a college and branch based on their rank and preferences.

GATE 2023 Syllabus

GATE 2023 curriculum and information booklet have been announced by IIT Kanpur. The syllabus has not been altered. The test syllabus changes depending on the paper chosen by the applicants. On the other hand, the curriculum for the General Aptitude (GA) segment will be identical for all 29 exams. The General Aptitude portion will be weighted at 15%, with the core topics receiving 85% of the points.

IIT Kanpur has announced the GATE curriculum 2023 for all papers and an information booklet. The GATE 2023 syllabus is divided into three sections: General Aptitude, Engineering Mathematics, and a subject-specific paper that applicants select when filling out the GATE 2023 application form. GATE Syllabus may be downloaded for all courses, including CSE, ECE, Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, and Civil Engineering.

The key to exam success is knowledge of the whole GATE course. Candidates seeking admission to MTech and MSc programs through GATE 2023 should thoroughly review the syllabus. In addition to the coursework, candidates must be familiar with the GATE test format. While the GATE curriculum will provide candidates with an overview of the relevant topics, the exam pattern will assist them in understanding the kind of questions and the marking scheme in the GATE question paper.

General Aptitude (GA) is the same part for all GATE examinations and accounts for 15% of the GATE question paper weightage. The questions in the general aptitude part are designed to assess the aspirant’s verbal and numerical abilities.

The following topics are included in the GATE Syllabus:

  • General Aptitude Syllabus (Common for all papers) 
    • Verbal Ability
    • Numerical Ability
  • Biomedical Engineering Syllabus (new entrant)
    • Analog and Digital Electronics
    • Biomaterials
    • Biomechanics
    • Electrical Circuits
    • Engineering Mathematics
    • Human Anatomy and Physiology
    • Measurement and Digital Electronics
    • Medical Imaging System
    • Sensors and Instrumentations
    • Signals and Systems
  • Aerospace Engineering Syllabus
    • Aerodynamic forces and moments, stability & control derivatives
    • Airy’s stress function
    • Decoupling of longitudinal and lateral-directional dynamics
    • Dynamic stability
    • Elementary ideas of viscous flows including boundary layers
    • Equations of motion
    • Equilibrium and compatibility equations
    • Euler angle
    • Fourier Series
    • In-plane and out-of-plane
    • Laplace Transforms
    • Longitudinal modes; lateral-directional modes. 
    • Measurement and visualization techniques
    • Numerical integration and differentiation.
    • Numerical methods for linear and nonlinear algebraic equations
    • Orbit transfer
    • Theory of elasticity
    • Vibration of  beams
    • Wind Tunnel Testing
  • Agriculture Engineering Syllabus
    • Agricultural Processing Engineering
    • Dairy and Food Engineering
    • Engineering Mathematics
    • Farm Machinery 
    • Farm Power
    • Irrigation and Drainage Engineering
    • Soil and Water Conservation Engineering 
  • Architecture & Planning Syllabus
    • Architecture and Design 
    • Building and Structures
    • Building Materials, Construction and Management
    • Environmental Planning and Design
    • Planning Techniques and Management
    • Services, Infrastructure and Transportation
    • Urban Design
    • Urban Planning and Housing
  • Biotechnology Syllabus
    • Bioprocess Engineering and Process Biotechnology
    • Engineering Mathematics
    • General Biotechnology
    • Plant and Animal Biotechnology
    • Recombinant DNA Technology
  • Civil Engineering Syllabus
    • Engineering Mathematics
    • Environmental Engineering
    • Geomatics Engineering
    • Geotechnical Engineering
    • Structural Engineering
    • Transportation Engineering
    • Water Resources Engineering
  • Chemical Engineering Syllabus
    • Chemical Reaction Engineering 
    • Chemical Technology 
    • Engineering Mathematics
    • Fluid Mechanics and Mechanical Operations 
    • Heat Transfer 
    • Instrumentation and Process Control 
    • Mass Transfer 
    • Plant Design and Economics 
    • Process Calculations and Thermodynamics 
  • Computer Science and Information Technology Syllabus
    • Algorithms 
    • Compiler Design  
    • Computer Networks 
    • Computer Organization and Architecture
    • Databases 
    • Digital Logic 
    • Engineering Mathematics
    • Operating System 
    • Programming and Data Structures 
    • Theory of Computation 
  • Chemistry Syllabus
    • Physical Chemistry
    • Inorganic Chemistry
    • Organic Chemistry
  • Electronics and Communication Engineering Syllabus
    • Analog Circuits
    • Communication
    • Control System
    • Digital Circuits
    • Electromagnetics
    • Electronic Devices
    • Engineering Mathematics
    • Networks, Signals and Systems
  • Electrical Engineering Syllabus
    • Analog and Digital Electronics
    • Control Systems
    • Electrical and Electronic Measurements
    • Electrical Circuits
    • Electrical Machines
    • Electromagnetic Fields
    • Engineering Mathematics
    • Power Electronics
    • Power Systems
    • Signals and Systems
  • Ecology and Evolution Syllabus
    • Behavioral Ecology  
    • Ecology
    • Evolution
    • Mathematics and Quantitative Ecology
  • Geology And Geophysics Syllabus
    • Geology
    • Geophysics
  • Instrumentation Engineering Syllabus
    • Signals and Systems
    • Sensors and Industrial Instrumentation
    • Measurements
    • Engineering Mathematics
    • Electrical Circuits
    • Control Systems
    • Communication and Optical Instrumentation
    • Analog and Digital Electronics
  • Mathematics Syllabus
    • Algebra
    • Calculus
    • Complex Analysis
    • Functional Analysis
    • Linear Algebra
    • Linear Programming
    • Numerical Analysis
    • Ordinary Differential Equations
    • Partial Differential Equations
    • Rear Analysis
    • Topology
  • Mechanical Engineering Syllabus
    • Applied Mechanics and Design
    • Engineering Mathematics
    • Fluid Mechanics and Thermal Science
    • Material, Manufacturing and Industrial Engineering
  • Mining Engineering Syllabus
    • Engineering Mathematics
    • Geomechanics and Ground Control
    • Mine Development Surveying
    • Mine Economics, Mine Planning, System Engineering
    • Mining Methods and Machinery
    • Surface Environment, Mine Ventilation and Underground Hazards
  • Metallurgical Engineering Syllabus
    • Engineering Mathematics
    • Extractive Metallurgy
    • Manufacturing Process
    • Mechanical Metallurgy
    • Physical Metallurgy
    • Thermodynamics and Rate Process
  • Physics Syllabus
    • Atomic and Molecular Physics
    • Classical Mechanics
    • Electromagnetic Theory
    • Mathematical Physics
    • Nuclear and Particle Physics
    • Quantum Mechanics
    • Solid State Physics and Electronics
    • Thermodynamics and Statistical Physics  
  • Production and Industrial Engineering Syllabus
    • Operation Research an Operational Management
    • Engineering Mathematics
    • General Engineering
    • Industrial Engineering
    • Manufacturing Processes
    • Quality and Reliability
  • Textile Engineering Syllabus
    • Engineering Mathematics
    • Textile Engineering and Fiber Science
  • XE A (Engineering Mathematics Syllabus)
    • Calculus
    • Complex variables 
    • Linear Algebra 
    • Numerical Methods 
    • Ordinary Differential Equations 
    • Partial Differential Equations 
    • Probability and Statistics 
    • Vector Calculus 
  • XE B (Fluid Mechanics Syllabus)
    • Differential Analysis 
    • Dimensional analysis 
    • Flow and Fluid Properties 
    • Integral analysis  
    • Internal flows  
    • Inviscid flows  
    • Kinematics 
    • Prandtl boundary layer equations 
  • XE C (Material Sciences Syllabus)
    • Characterisation Techniques: 
    • Elements of Quantum Mechanics and Mathematics
    • Environmental Degradation
    • Material types 
    • Processing of Materials
    • Properties of Materials
    • Structure and Imperfections
    • Thermodynamics and Kinetics
  • XE F (Thermodynamics Syllabus)
    • Basic Concepts
    • Ideal Gas Mixtures
    • Law of Thermodynamics
    • Thermodynamics Cycle
    • Thermodynamics Relations
  • XE F (Polymer Science and Engineering Syllabus)
    • Chemistry of high polymers
    • Polymer blends and composites
    • Polymer Characterization
    • Polymer processing
    • Polymer rheology
    • Polymer Technology
    • Polymer testing
    • Synthesis and properties
  • XE G (Food Technology Syllabus)
    • Food Chemistry and Nutrition
    • Food Engineering
    • Food Microbiology
    • Food Products Technology
  • XL P (Chemistry Syllabus)
    • Atomic Structure and Periodicity
    • Chemical Equilibria
    • Electrochemistry
    • Reaction Kinetics
    • s, p and d Block Elements
    • Structure and Bonding
    • Structure-Reactivity Correlations and Organic Reaction Mechanisms
    • Thermodynamics
  • XL R (Botany Syllabus)
    • Ecology and Environment
    • Economic Botany
    • Genetics
    • Morphogenesis & Development
    • Physiology and Biochemistry
    • Plant Anatomy
    • Plant Breeding and Genetic Modification
    • Plant Pathology
    • Plant Systematics
  • XL S (Microbiology Syllabus)
    • Chemotherapy/Antibiotics
    • Control of Microorganisms
    • Historical Perspective
    • Methods in Microbiology
    • Microbial Diseases and Host-Pathogen Interaction
    • Microbial Ecology
    • Microbial Genetics
    • Microbial Growth
    • Microbial Metabolism
    • Microbial Taxonomy and Diversity
    • Prokaryotic and Eukaryotic Cells: Structure and Function
  • XL T (Zoology Syllabus)
    • Animal Anatomy and Physiology
    • Animal Behavior
    • Animal world
    • Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
    • Cell Biology
    • Development Biology
    • Ecology
    • Evolution
    • Gene expression in Eukaryotes
    • Genetics
    • Parasitology and Immunology

GATE 2023 Exam Pattern

Students preparing for the test can review all of the GATE Paper Pattern information, such as the type of questions and the marking scheme, in the table below:

Examination ModeComputer Based Test (CBT)
Duration3 hours (180 minutes)
Number of Subjects (Papers)29
SectionsGeneral Aptitude (GA)
Candidate’s Selected Subject
Type of QuestionsMultiple Choice Questions (MCQ)
Multiple Select Questions (MSQ) and/or
Numerical Answer Type (NAT) Questions
Questions for testing these abilitiesRecall
Analysis & Synthesis
Number of Questions10 (GA) + 55 (subject) = 65 Questions
Distribution of Marks in all Papers except papers AR, CY, EY, GG, MA, PH, XH and XLGeneral Aptitude: 15 Marks
Engineering Mathematics: 13 Marks
Subject Questions: 72 Marks
Total: 100 Marks
Distribution of Marks in papers AR, CY, EY, GG, MA, PH, XH and XLGeneral Aptitude: 15 Marks
Subject Questions: 85 Marks
Total: 100 Marks
Marking SchemeQuestions carry 1 mark and 2 marks
Negative MarkingThere will be negative marking for selecting the incorrect answer in an MCQ. An erroneous response will result in a 1/3 mark deduction for a 1-mark MCQ. Similarly, for a 2-mark MCQ, an incorrect response will result in a 2/3 mark deduction.

GATE 2023 Admit Card

On January 3, 2023, IIT Kanpur will release the GATE admission card. Candidates can only get their admit card from the official page after successfully registering. Students may obtain their GATE 2023 Admit Card by following these simple instructions:

  • Check out the official website at the for further information.
  • Insert your GATE Enrollment ID and Password and press the Submit button.
  • Click on the link to download the GATE Admit Card Download and print multiple coloured copies of the document.
  • Check for any inconsistencies.

GATE 2023 Answer Key

The GATE 2023 answer key will be made available by the administrators a few days just after the exam. Aspirants can calculate their expected scores using the GATE answer sheet and answer key before the GATE result for 2023 is revealed.

On February 21, IIT Kharagpur published the GATE 2022 solution key. On February 15, candidates’ response papers were made public. Students could file complaints to the answer key from February 22 until February 25, 2022. Students can calculate their predicted exam score using the response sheet and answer key before the results are announced. The final solution key will be made available simultaneously with the GATE results.

GATE 2023 Question Papers

The GATE question papers will be available on the official website of IIT Kanpur. Students will not be required to check the official website to get the question papers. Various coaching institutes have provided memory-based questions for several courses. Students can verify these questions by clicking on the link provided below. All applicants should know that memory-based questions may differ from those in the official GATE 2023 Question Papers.

GATE 2023 Result

The GATE 2023 results will be announced following the GATE 2023 test. The GATE Conducting Authority will publish the results on its official website. The GATE 2023 official scorecard will be made available three or four days after the final result of the GATE 2023 Examination is announced. Candidates who took the exam can see their results on the portal. The GATE 2023 results will be available on March 16, 2023. Candidates who pass the GATE 2023 Exam will only be able to obtain the score card, which will be effective for three years from the date of the GATE 2023 result announcement.

Checking the GATE 2023 Result

  • Go to the official website.
  • Navigate to the results page and choose GATE Result.
  • The GOAPS site will display; enter your login information.
  • Select the Submit button.
  • The GATE GOAPS candidate dashboard will be launched.
  • Select the Results section.
  • The GATE score will be shown on the screen.

GATE 2023 Cutoff

The GATE 2023 cutoff will be notified by the exam administering authorities shortly after the results are released. The cutoff/qualifying marks are the minimum marks required by candidates to participate in the counselling and seat allocation procedure. Students can see past year’s GATE cutoffs below:

GATE 2021 deadline

IIT Delhi hosted GATE 2021 for 25 exams, featuring Statistics as a new addition. Take a look at the GATE cutoff 2021, which IIT Bombay issued following the announcement of the results.

Paper CodeHighest ScoreHighest Marks (out of 100)Avg. Marks (out of 100)Cut-off Marks (out of 100)
GG (Geology)94572.6725.638.9
GG (Geophysics)100068.6728.8544.8
XH-C1 (Economics)100062.6717.829.4
XH-C2 (English)98677.672741.7
“XH-C3 (Linguistics)100065.6721.7635.3
XH-C4 (Philosophy)10007123.437.9
XH-C5 (Psychology)100077.3332.648.5
XH-C6 (Sociology)10006621.1834.3

GATE 2023 Counseling

COAP will provide admissions counselling for MTech courses at IITs, while CCMT will conduct admissions counselling for MTech programs offered by NITs, IIITs, GFTIs, and CFTIs. Eligible applicants must attend the GATE 2023 counselling as planned. Registration, choice filling, selection locking, seat assignment, document verification, and so on are all part of the counselling process. Candidates who complete these steps will be admitted to an institute.

Applicants can seek admission or financial aid for admission to Master’s and doctorate programs in Engineering, Architecture, and related fields of Science through GATE. GATE qualification is required for admission to courses provided by MHRD-supported institutes and other government entities. IITs, IISc, NITs, IIITs, Government-Funded Technical Institutes (GFTIs), and other Indian universities are among these institutions. GATE scores are also utilised for job recruiting by Public Sector Units (PSUs).

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