GATE 2023: The Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering (GATE) is an entrance examination and scholarship test held by the seven Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs) and Indian Institute of Science (IISc) Bangalore. The Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD) creates procedures for postgraduate admissions. GATE 2023 is being organized by the Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur. Around 9+ lakh candidates are estimated to appear for the entrance exam this year.
The GATE 2023 examination will identify candidates for admission to postgraduate programs in engineering (Masters degree program, both Master of Technology (M.Tech) and Master of Engineering (M.E.), technology, architecture, science and related disciplines at the national level. On the basis of GATE scores, candidates may take admission into postgraduate engineering and sciences programs. The score may also be valid for admission to doctoral degree programs. Some public sector undertakings (PSUs) accept GATE scores for screening potential salaried employees for jobs. GATE does not provide information on employment, check other reliable sources for employment information.
Non-GATE qualified candidates may apply for doctoral degree programs with the necessary postgraduate qualifications in engineering sciences. The MHRD offers scholarships and assistantships to GATE-qualified candidates. Many institutes and universities request the GATE score for admission to fellowship and research programs.
The GATE 2023 score is valid for 3 years from the day the results are announced.
This year 29 papers will be conducted. All the 29 papers will be conducted through an online Computer Based Test (CBT).
Visit the GATE 2023 exam dates page for complete details as well as exam schedule.
If you fulfill one of the following you may be eligible to appear for GATE 2023:
Candidates who are in the final year of the qualifying examination and those who have completed the qualifying degree can apply.
*Candidates appearing for GATE 2023 from Bangladesh, Ethiopia, Nepal, Singapore, Sri Lanka and UAE should either have completed their Bachelors degree or be in their final year of Engineering/Technology. They could also hold a postgraduate degree (M.Sc.) in Science.
Admit cards can only be downloaded from the GOAPS website and zonal GATE websites. The GATE 2023 admit card release date is expected to be released in second week of January 2022. Admit cards are no longer available by post. Bring your printed admit card with you to the test with valid photo identification.
One of the following is accepted as identification:
- Driving license
- PAN Card
- Employee identification card
- Voter ID
- College ID
- Notarized affidavit with photo, signature, date of birth and residential address
- Aadhaar UID
Your photo identification must be original, photocopies/ scanned copies/ expired copies are not accepted. You are not permitted to take the test without appropriate photo identification. When you fill out the online application, details of the ID you will bring must be included.
The application for the test must be made through an online system, GATE Online Application Processing System (GOAPS), available through each zonal office. You will need to upload your signature and a good quality photograph to the system.
Uploading of certificates etc. will also be done online. Applicants need not send hard copies of any documents to the IITs zonal GATE office.
Get detailed instructions for applying on the GATE Application Process page.
The online examination paper will contain some questions for which numerical answers need to be entered by the candidate using the virtual keypad. The remaining questions will be Multiple Choice Questions (MCQs).
Visit the GATE 2023 exam pattern page to get details about the GATE test format.
GATE 2023 will be administered in major Indian cities associated with IITs and IISc Zones. Find an exam centre near you.
The GATE syllabus in sciences and engineering is included below. For the detailed syllabus of a particular GATE subject, click on the subject name of your choice.
GATE is held throughout the following eight zones constituting IITs and IISc Bangalore. The GATE score is valid for a duration of three years. Scores will be available on the GATE website.
GATE 2023 results will be announced tentatively in the second week of March 2023. Candidates will be able to download it online. They will require their login credentials to check the result.
*GATE 2023 international candidates can contact Indian Institute of Technology, Madras for updates and more information.