GATE 2023

Kritika Yadav

Kritika Yadav

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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.

GATE Exam Papers

This year 29 papers will be conducted. All the 29 papers will be conducted through an online Computer Based Test (CBT).

Aerospace Engineering

Exam Code - AE

Agricultural Engineering

Exam Code - AG

Architecture and Planning (New Pattern)

Exam Code - AR

Biomedical Engineering

Exam Code - BM


Exam Code - BT

Civil Engineering

Exam Code - CE

Chemical Engineering

Exam Code - CH

Computer Science and Information Technology

Exam Code - CS


Exam Code - CY

Electronics and Communication Engineering

Exam Code - EC

Electrical Engineering

Exam Code - EE

Environmental Science & Engineering

Exam Code - ES

Ecology and Evolution

Exam Code - EY

Geomatics Engineering (New Paper)

Exam Code - GE

Geology and Geophysics

Exam Code - GG

Instrumentation Engineering

Exam Code - IN


Exam Code - MA

Mechanical Engineering

Exam Code - ME

Mining Engineering

Exam Code - MN

Metallurgical Engineering

Exam Code - MT

Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering (New Paper)

Exam Code - NM

Petroleum Engineering

Exam Code - PE


Exam Code - PH

Production and Industrial Engineering

Exam Code - PI


Exam Code - ST

Textile Engineering and Fiber Science

Exam Code - TF

Engineering Sciences

Exam Code - XE

Humanities & Social Sciences

Exam Code - XH

Life Sciences

Exam Code - XL

Applicants may appear for no more than one GATE 2023 paper. Visit the GATE 2023 exam pattern page to get details about the GATE test format.

(Also read: How to perform your best in GATE 2023)

GATE 2023: Important Dates

Online Application Last Date

Date - 30th September 2023

Admit Card Availability

Date - Second week of January 2023

GATE 2023 Online Exam Morning: 9.00 am to 12.00 noon(Tentative) Afternoon: 2:30 PM to 5:30 PM (Tentative)

Date - February 4, 5, 11 and 12, 2023

GATE 2023 Result Date

Date - Second week of March 2023

Visit the GATE 2023 exam dates page for complete details as well as exam schedule.

GATE 2023: Eligibility Criteria

If you fulfill one of the following you may be eligible to appear for GATE 2023:

  • Bachelor’s degree holder or fourth-year student in engineering, technology, pharmacy or architecture (four years after 10+2)
  • Master’s degree holder or final-year student in any branch of science, statistics, mathematics, computer applications or equivalent
  • Candidate in the second or higher year of the four-year integrated master’s degree programme (Post Bachelor of Science) in engineering/technology
  • Student in the fourth or fifth year of five-year integrated master’s degree programme and dual degree programme in engineering/technology
  • Degree holder or final-year student in integrated Master of Science (M.Sc.) or five-year integrated B.S./M.S.
  • Holder of qualifications obtained through examinations conducted by professional societies recognized by Union Public Service Commission (UPSC), All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE), Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD) or other relevant society as equivalent to the B.E. or B.Tech. Also eligible are those who have completed section A or equivalent of such professional courses.

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.

GATE 2022: Admit Card

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
  • Passport
  • 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.

GATE Online Application Process

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.

Application Fee

Women Candidates - Rs. 750

SC/ST/PWD Candidates - Rs. 750

All Other Candidates - Rs. 1500

International Candidates GATE 2018 - USD 50

Get detailed instructions for applying on the GATE Application Process page.

GATE 2023: Exam Pattern

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).

Question types

  • Multiple choice questions (MCQ)
  • Numerical answer questions

Visit the GATE 2023 exam pattern page to get details about the GATE test format.

Marking Scheme

Click to know more about GATE 2023 marking scheme.

Exam Centres

GATE 2023 will be administered in major Indian cities associated with IITs and IISc Zones. Find an exam centre near you.


GATE 2023 Score

GATE 2023 : Results

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 Contact Information

Chairman (GATE) Indian Institute of Science Bengaluru - 560012

Phone Number : 080-22932392 / 080-23601227
Email Address : [email protected]

Chairman (GATE) Indian Institute of Technology Bombay, Powai, Mumbai - 400076

Phone Number : 022-25767068 / 022-25767022
Email Address : [email protected]

Chairman (GATE) Indian Institute of Technology Delhi, Hauz Khas, New Delhi - 110016

Phone Number : 011-26591749
Email Address : [email protected]

Chairman (GATE) Indian Institute of Technology Guwahati - 781039

Phone Number : 0361-2582751 / 0361-2582755
Email Address : [email protected]

Chairman (GATE) Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur - 208016

Phone Number : 0512-2597412
Email Address : [email protected]

Chairman (GATE) Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur - 721302

Phone Number : 03222-282091 / 03222-282095
Email Address : [email protected]

Chairman (GATE) Indian Institute of Technology Madras, Chennai - 600036

Phone Number : 044-22578200
Email Address : [email protected]

Chairman (GATE)* Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee - 247667

Phone Number : 01332-284531
Email Address : [email protected]

*GATE 2023 international candidates can contact Indian Institute of Technology, Madras for updates and more information.

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