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Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering (GATE) 2023

GATE 2023

Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering (GATE) is a national level examination that primarily tests the comprehensive understanding of various undergraduate subjects in Engineering / Technology / Architecture / Science / Commerce / Arts.

GATE 2023 will be a computer-based test (CBT), which is being organized by Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur (IIT Kanpur). The examination will be conducted by IISc Bangalore and seven IITs (IIT Bombay, IIT Delhi, IIT Guwahati, IIT Kanpur, IIT Kharagpur, IIT Madras, IIT Roorkee), on behalf of the National Coordination Board - GATE, Department of Higher Education, Ministry of Education (MoE), Government of India (GoI).

Organizing Institute

Organizing Institute for GATE 2023 is Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur (IIT Kanpur).

GATE Score Validity

GATE 2023 examination will be conducted at specific centres in selected cities and towns in India, and a few cities outside India. GATE 2023 score will remain valid for THREE YEARS from the date of announcement of results.

GATE 2023 Papers

AE: Aerospace Engineering IN: Instrumentation Engineering
AG: Agricultural Engineering MA: Mathematics
AR: Architecture and Planning ME: Mechanical Engineering
BM: Biomedical Engineering MN: Mining Engineering
BT: Biotechnology MT: Metallurgical Engineering
CE: Civil Engineering NM: Naval Architecture & Marine Engineering
CH: Chemical Engineering PE: Petroleum Engineering
CS: Computer Science & Information Technology PH: Physics
CY: Chemistry PI: Production & Industrial Engineering
EC: Electronics and Communication Engineering ST: Statistics
EE: Electrical Engineering TF: Textile Engineering & Fibre Science
ES: Environmental Science & Engineering XE: Engineering Sciences
EY: Ecology and Evolution XH: Humanities and Social Sciences
GE: Geomatics Engineering XL: Life Sciences
GG: Geology and Geophysics  

Candidates may appear either in ONE or TWO papers. For candidates who choose TWO papers, the combination must be from the approved list and subject to the availability of infrastructure and date.

Eligibility

A candidate who is currently studying in 3rd or higher years of any undergraduate degree program OR has already completed any government approved degree program in Engineering / Technology / Architecture / Science / Commerce / Arts is eligible to take this examination.

Application Fee

Gender / Category Regular Period (Per Paper) Extended Period (Per Paper)
Female / SC / ST / PwD ₹ 850 ₹ 1350
Other Candidates ₹ 1700 ₹ 2200

Examination Dates

 4 February 2023 5 February 2023
 11 February 2023 12 February 2023
Dates mentioned are liable to change

Registration

GATE Online Application Form

Opportunities

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 masters program and recruitment by some Public Sector Companies (PSUs). Some of the possible opportunities for GATE qualified candidates are:

Admission

Valid GATE score can be used for seeking admission to:

  • Master’s programs and direct Doctoral programs in Engineering / Technology / Architecture / Science / Commerce / Arts
  • Doctoral programs in relevant branches of Arts and Science, in the institutions supported by the MoE and other Government agencies

Financial Assistance

Qualified GATE score can be used for seeking financial assistance towards:

  • Master’s programs and direct doctoral programs in Engineering / Technology / Architecture / Science / Commerce / Arts
  • Doctoral programs in relevant branches of Arts and Science, in the institutions supported by the MoE and other Government agencies
  • PG Scholarship (GATE/ GPAT) - Financial assistance given to M.Tech. students is Rs. 12400 per month and generally paid for 22 months. (Circular dt. 18th Feb 2015) (Circular dt. 16th July 2019)
  • Financial asisstance given for Ph.D. Programmes (Direct Ph.D. after B.E. / B.Tech. / M.Sc. equivalent with valid GATE score) is Rs. 31000 per month for first two years and Rs. 35000 per month from third year to fifth year. (Circular dt. 18th Feb 2015) (Circular dt. 16th July 2019)

Recruitment

Many Public Sector Undertakings (PSUs) have been using the GATE score in their recruitment process. A list (not exhaustive) of such PSU is provided below:

  • Bharat Heavy Electricals Limited (BHEL)
  • Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited (BSNL)
  • Coal India Limited (CIL)
  • Centre for Railway Information Systems (CRIS)
  • Chenab Valley Power Projects Limited (CVPPL)
  • Damodar Valley Corporation (DVC)
  • Electronics Corporation of India Limited (ECIL)
  • Engineers India Limited (EIL)
  • Gas Authority of India Limited (GAIL)
  • Indian Oil Corporation Limited (IOCL)
  • Mazagaon Dock Shipbuilders Limited (MDSL)
  • National Aluminium Company Limited (NALCO)
  • National Highways Authority of India (NHAI)
  • NLC India Limited (NLCIL)
  • National Mineral Development Corporation (NMDC)
  • Nuclear Power Corporation of India Limited (NPCIL)
  • National Thermal Power Corporation (NTPC)
  • Oil and Natural Gas Corporation (ONGC)
  • Power Grid Corporation of India (PGCIL)
  • Power System Operation Corporation Limited (POSOCO)
  • Rashtriya Ispat Nigam Limited (RINL), etc.

Important Dates

Opening date for online registration 30 August 2022
Closing date for online registration 30 September 2022
Closing date for extended online registration (with late fees) 7 October 2022
Announcement of results 16 March 2023

GATE Exam Preparation

Related Links

Source: GATE 2023



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