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GATE 2022 Exam Date Released: Know How to Apply, Fee Structure, and More!

The date of the GATE 2022 examination is now released and here’s everything you need to know – GATE 2022 application form, eligibility criteria, fees structure, the deadlines, all the important links/dates, and all the additional information added this year.

Tanisha Chouhan

With the announcement of the GATE (the Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering) 2022 exam date, there are several questions in the air about the exam. You can find the answers to all of your questions by reading on.

The GATE is a national-level examination required for candidates seeking admission into Postgraduate Programmes (M.E., M.Tech, MS, etc.). A number of PSUs (Public Sector Undertakings) use GATE scores to recruit candidates for prestigious jobs. This examination consists of 29 papers. Applicants can apply for a combination of two papers based on their qualifying degree or admission plan, and they must also consider the eligibility requirements set by the institutions where they wish to be admitted when applying for the papers of their choice.

The Important Dates & Links

GATE 2022 - Exam date

February 5, 6, 12, and 13, 2022.

GATE 2022 - Registration date

August 30 to September 24, 2021.

GATE 2022 - Last date for submission of application form (with additional late fee of Rs. 500)

October 1, 2021.

GATE 2022 - Availability correction facility application form

November 12, 2021.

GATE 2022 - Admit card release date

January 3, 2022.

  GATE 2022 -  Information brochure PDF

GATE 2022 - Official website

GATE 2022 - Login link

Where to Apply?

The best way to apply is from the official website ie; IIT Kharagpur, the very own organizer of GATE 2022, interested candidates should register from the given link.

Registration involves the basic process of filling all the required fields with authentic details.

What You Should Know?

GATE scores are valid for three years, and qualifying in GATE is required for admission to Postgraduate Programs (Master's and Doctoral) offered by the Ministry of Education (MoE) and other government scholarships.

Combination of Two Papers

This time, candidates can opt for two subject papers. Here’s how  – if you choose to appear in two subjects papers, you must have a primary choice as your default choice, whereas the second choice of paper has to be chosen from the allowed combinations available here.

Aside from the listed combinations, no other combination is allowed, and certain combinations may be removed at a later date if unforeseen circumstances arise. Candidate fees paid for the second paper will be refunded in these cases.

Additionally, the examination center of a candidate for the second paper may be different (but in the same city) from that for the first paper due to scheduling constraints and infrastructure issues. Plan accordingly.

Information Related to Covid-19

Covid-19 vaccination has been requested for all candidates. Here's what IIT Kharagpur has to say on the subject – “The health and safety of our examination participants is of utmost priority. Due to the current COVID-19 pandemic situation, all dates mentioned on this website may change. In rare cases, the GATE 2022 examination may be postponed or cancelled due to situations beyond control”.

GATE 2022 Eligibility Criteria Announced by IIT Kharagpur

To appear for GATE 2022, candidates must be enrolled in their third or higher year of an undergraduate degree program, or have already completed a government-approved degree. Nevertheless, candidates with certifications from any of the professional societies must ensure that the examinations conducted by the societies are recognized by MoE/ AICTE/ UGC/ UPSC as equivalent to BE/ BTech/ BArch, etc.

Applicants from countries outside India must be in their third or higher year of a bachelor's degree (at least three years in duration) in Engineering/ Technology/ Science/ Arts/ Commerce.

Fee Structure for GATE 2022

For Examination Centres in India (per paper)

Regular Period

(August 30 to September 24, 2021)

During the Extended Period

(September 25 to October 1, 2021)

Female candidates

Rs 750

Rs 1,250

SC / ST / PwD category candidates

Rs 750

Rs 1,250

All other candidates

Rs 1,500

Rs 2,000

Additionally, there are two new papers introduced this year  – Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering, and Geomatics Engineering making the total number of GATE 2022 subjects from 27 to 29.

Read Here’s Everything You Want to Know About GATE 2022 for additional information about this exam and check out our other blogs for preparation tips and other useful information.

Keep updated with the right information, and remember that “dreams do not become realities by magic. They are achieved through sweat, determination, and hard work”, so make sure you put your best foot forward and ace the game. Good luck!