GATE 2023: Registration (Till Oct 7), Exam Dates, Eligibility

Exam Date

Feb 2, 2023

Result Date

Mar 16, 2023

Oct 7, 2022 | Engineering


GATE 2023 registration deadline without late fee is Oct 7, 2022. IIT Kanpur extended the last date for registration. Candidates can complete the regular registration online till the extended date. The conducting body has extended the last date to register by paying late fee to Oct 14, 2022, as well. GATE 2023 will be held on Feb 4, 5, 11, and 12, 2023, and the admit cards for the same will be released on Jan 3, 2023.

GATE 2023 syllabus for computer science and information technology has been released and comprise 10 sections. The 10 sections include topics such as Engineering Mathematics, Digital Logic, Computer Organization and Architecture, Programming and Data Structures, Algorithms, Theory of Computation, Compiler Design, Operating systems, Databases, and Computer Networks. 

Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering (GATE) is conducted by IISc Bangalore and IITs at Bombay, Delhi, Madras, Roorkee, Guwahati, Kanpur and Kharagpur on a rotational basis. The exam is held once every year for admission into M.Tech programs in IITs, NITs and other institutions. Some public companies also consider GATE scores for entry-level positions.

GATE 2023 Eligiblity Criteria GATE 2023 Exam Dates
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Latest Updates on GATE 2023

  • Oct 7, 2022: GATE 2023 regular registration without late fee will end today, on Oct 7, 2022. Read More

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GATE 2023 Application Form

GATE 2023 regular registration deadline has been extended again by the conducting body, and will end on Oct 7, 2022. The application form is available online from Aug 30, 2022, and the candidates can register online without a late fee till the extended date. However, candidates can apply for the exam with a late fees till Oct 14, 2022, through the extended online process. 

GATE 2023 is organised by IIT Kanpur, and will be conducted by IISc Bangalore, along with the seven other participating institutes. Candidates can fill out the form on the official website at the GOAPS (GATE Online Application Processing System) Portal. They must check their eligibility criteria before applying for the exam.

Subject Code: Among the 29 papers available in GATE, the candidate must select one paper while filling out their application form.

Registration: Candidates are required to give their ID proof, email ID, and contact details for registration. All the communication with candidates will happen through email.

Enrolment ID: Each candidate will be provided with an enrolment ID, which will be sent to them by mail. This reference ID will remain the same for all future communication.

Password: Finally, every candidate must create a password that is not easily identifiable. It is better and safer to not create a password that is easy. Students are advised to not use their names or birth dates.

How to Register for GATE 2023?

Candidates can follow the steps below to successfully register for the GATE 2023 exam.

  • Step 1: Visit the official website.
  • Step 2: Enter all relevant details like name, email ID, country, etc.
  • Step 3: Create a password that is unique and 8-15 characters long. It should also have a single number or alphabet.
  • Step 4: Enter the captcha and click the ‘Submit' button.

After the registration process is complete, a confirmation message will be sent to the entered email ID of the candidate. After registration, candidates can proceed to apply for GATE 2023.

How to Apply for GATE 2023?

Candidates can visit the official website of GATE to complete their application for the exam. The steps to successfully apply for the GATE exam are mentioned below.

  • Step 1: Visit the official website.
  • Step 2: Login using credentials.
  • Step 3: Click on 'Apply'.
  • Step 4: Fill in the required details.
  • Step 5: Upload necessary documents.
  • Step 6: Pay the requisite application fees.
  • Step 7: Submit the form.

Document Specifications for GATE 2023 Application

The documents uploaded at the time of application must be according to the size mentioned by the conducting body. The document specifications for GATE 2023 application are tabulated below.

Document Specifications for GATE 2023 Application
Document Size
Passport-size Photograph 2 KB - 200 KB
Signature 2 KB - 150 KB
Category Certificate (if any) 10 KB - 300 KB
PwD Certificate (if any) 10 KB - 300 KB

GATE 2023 Application Fee

The application fee payment for the GATE exam is to be done during the application process. Candidates who wish to appear in the GATE 2023 exam must pay the mandatory application fees. The structuring of GATE fees payment is based on the caste category of the candidate and the timing of the submission. Based on the location of exam centres GATE 2023 application fee vary and the tables below present the data.

GATE 2023 Application Fee for Indian Candidates

GATE 2023 application fee for female or SC/ ST/ PwD candidates is INR 850. For candidates belonging to the general category, the fee is INR 1700. If candidates are paying after the last date of application, they have to pay an extra amount of INR 500 for the application process.

GATE 2023 Application Fee for Indian Candidates
Category Without Late Fee With Late Fee
SC/ ST/ PwD Students INR 850 INR 1350
Female Candidates INR 850 INR 1350
Other Candidates INR 1700 INR 2200

GATE 2023 Application Fee for Foreign Candidates

GATE 2023 application fee for foreign candidates depending on the place is in the table below. Candidates belonging to foreign countries must pay USD 50 extra as a late fee if they apply after the last date of the application process.

GATE 2023 Application Fee for Foreign Candidates
Country Without Late Fee With Late Fee
Dhaka, Kuala Lumpur, Male, Port Louis, Thimphu and Kathmandu USD 100 USD 150
Dubai and Singapore USD 200 USD 250

GATE 2023 Application Correction

Candidates will be given an opportunity to make the necessary changes to the GATE 2023 application form. Candidates can make changes in particular fields only, by paying an additional fee per correction. The window to make changes in the GATE application form will be open on the official website till Nov 11, 2022. No changes will be entertained after the last date specified by the conducting authority.

The fields in which the candidates can make changes are listed below.

  • Category
  • Paper
  • Exam City
  • Add New Paper

Read More: GATE 2023 Application Form

About GATE 2023

Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering (GATE) is organized by the Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur, and the exam will be conducted by the Indian Institute of Science (IISc), Bangalore, and the seven Indian Institutes of Technology (at Bombay, Delhi, Guwahati, Kanpur, Kharagpur, Roorkee, and Madras) on behalf of the National Coordination Board (NCB)-GATE, Department of Higher Education, Ministry of Education (MoE) of the government of India.

The candidates who intend to pursue postgraduate and doctoral level programs and get recruited in the institute can appear for GATE 2023. The exam highlights for GATE 2023 are below.

GATE 2023 Exam Highlights
Exam Name GATE
Full Form Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering
Exam Level National
Organizing Body
IIT Kanpur
Conducting Body
IISc Bangalore
Exam Mode Online (Computer Based Test)
Language English
Exam Duration 3 Hours
Official Website
Helpdesk 0512 259 6962/0512 259 6963

Programs Offered Through GATE 2023

The candidates can get admission for postgraduate and doctoral level programs as well as apply for PSU jobs by appearing for GATE 2023. The programs offered through GATE 2023 are listed below.

  • Master of Engineering (ME)
  • Master of Technology (M.Tech)
  • Master of Architecture (M.Arch)
  • Master of Science (M.Sc)
  • Master of Commerce (M.Com)
  • Master of Arts (MA)
  • Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)
  • PSU Recruitment.

Participating Institutes for GATE 2023

National Coordination Board (NCB)-GATE, MHRD, Government of India conducts GATE every year. Each year, one of the following institutes assumes the responsibility of conducting the entrance test.

The following institutes are responsible for conducting GATE 2023.

  • IIT Bombay
  • IIT Delhi
  • IIT Guwahati
  • IIT Kanpur
  • IIT Kharagpur
  • IIT Madras
  • IIT Roorkee
  • IISC Bangalore.

Importance of GATE Exam

GATE score of any given year is valid for three years only. The score is impacted by the relative performance level of the candidate in a particular subject, which will be quantified or measured based on the examination data of the previous years. Moreover, the GATE score is also mandatory to be eligible for the various recruitment processes in many Public Sector Undertakings (PSUs).

GATE exam is rated as one of the most difficult exams in India since it provides a lot of benefits to an examinee. A valid GATE score is an essential requirement for getting admission or financial assistance for the following programs supported by MoE or other government agencies.

  • Master's Programs
  • Direct Doctoral Programs in Engineering/ Technology/ Architecture
  • Doctoral Programs in Relevant Branches of Science.

GATE 2023 Exam Dates

GATE 2023 registration began on the official website on Aug 30, 2022, and the last date to register and submit the application form online has been extended to Oct 14, 2022. GATE 2023 will be conducted by IISc Bangalore on behalf of the seven participating IITs, online from Feb 4, 5, 11 and 12, 2023. Check the table below for GATE 2023 important dates for the corresponding events.

GATE 2023 Exam Dates
Event Date
Application Form (GOAPS Portal) Availability Aug 30, 2022
Last Date of Registration Without Late Fee Oct 7, 2022 (Extended)
Extended Last Date of Registration With A Late Fee  Oct 14, 2022 (Extended)
Application Form Correction Window Nov 4 - Nov 11, 2022
Last Date for Requesting Change of Exam City/ Paper/ Category (With Additional Fee) To be Announced
Admit Card Release Date Jan 3, 2023
Exam Dates Feb 2, 4, 11 and 12, 2023
Forenoon: 9:00 AM to 12:00 Noon
Afternoon: 2:30 PM to 5:30 PM
Response Sheet Release Date Feb 15, 2023
Answer Key Release Date Feb 21, 2023
Window to Submit Objections Against Answer Key Feb 22 - 25, 2023
GATE 2023 Result Date Mar 16, 2023
GATE 2023 Score Card Mar 21, 2023
Final Answer Key Release Date To be Announced

Read More: GATE 2023 Exam Dates

GATE 2023 Eligibility Criteria

Candidates should understand the importance of going through the pre-defined GATE eligibility criteria before attempting to fill out the GATE application. The requirements stated under GATE eligibility are decided by the official authorities responsible for organizing the GATE exam. The education requirement for GATE eligibility qualification is (10+2+3). Candidates studying in the final year of the undergraduate program in the eligible fields can also apply for the GATE 2023 exam.

Below are the highlights of GATE 2023 eligibility criteria.

GATE 2023 Eligibility Criteria Highlights
Minimum Educational Qualification Bachelor's degree in Engineering/Architecture/Technology/Science/Commerce/Arts from a recognized university.
Age Criteria No Age Limit
Required Documents Degree Certificate or Provisional Certificate from HOD/ College Principal
Final Year Students Candidates in the final year of a qualifying degree are also eligible to apply, provided they submit the certificate from the Principal of the university or college.

GATE 2023 Eligibility Criteria for B.Tech/ BE/B.Pharm

A bachelor's degree in Engineering/ Technology (4 years after 10+2 or 3 years after B.Sc/diploma in Engineering/ Technology). Candidates currently in the third or higher year are also eligible to apply, provided the expected year of completion is 2023.

GATE 2023 Eligibility Criteria for B.Arch Candidates

A bachelor's degree in Architecture (5-year course)/ Planning (4-year course) / Naval Architecture (4-year course).

Candidates currently in the final year are also eligible to apply if the expected year of completion is 2023 for 4-year programs, and 2024 in case of 5-year programs.

GATE 2023 Eligibility Criteria for Foreign Candidates

Candidates must have completed a bachelor's degree in Engineering/ Technology. Candidates who have completed their postgraduation in any relevant subject are also eligible.

Candidates in their final year are eligible to apply. The minimum duration of the course should be 3 years.

Candidates from Nepal, Bangladesh, Ethiopia, Srilanka, UAE, and Singapore are eligible to apply.

Qualifying Exams for GATE 2023

Certain professional societies conduct exams equivalent to Engineering exams as well. Candidates who take up these exams are also eligible to appear for the GATE 2023 entrance exam. These professional societies are listed below.

  • The Institutions of Engineers (IE)
  • The Institutions of Civil Engineers (ICE)
  • The Institution of Electronics & Telecommunication Engineers (IETE)
  • The Aeronautical Society of India (AeSI)
  • The Indian Institute of Chemical Engineers, including Polymer and Environmental Group (IChemE)
  • The Indian Institute of Metals (IIM)
  • The Indian Institute of Industrial Engineers (IIE).

Note: Students must make sure that these exams are conducted and approved by MoE/ AICTE/ UGC/ UPSC as equivalent to BE/B.Tech/ B.Arch./ B.Planning etc. Otherwise, they will not be eligible to appear for GATE exam under any circumstances.

Documents Required for GATE 2023

Applicants are advised to go through the list of documents required to attempt the GATE exam 2023. If the candidate has already passed one of the qualifying examinations in 2021 or earlier, they must submit, i.e., upload any of the following certificates issued by the institute or society in the application form.

  • Degree Certificate
  • Provisional Certificate
  • Course Completion Certificate
  • Professional Certificate
  • Membership Certificate.

If the aspirant is expected to complete one of the qualifying criteria for any of the courses as specified in the brochure, they must upload a certificate provided by the Head of the Department or Institute or a copy of mark sheet for Section A of AMIE. This certificate must have the signature and seal of the Head of Institute/ Department with the current date. Appendix B will have a list of the qualifying disciplines. Both appendices A and B are available on the official website. Candidates must go through this carefully and comply with the requirements.

Read More: GATE 2023 Eligibility Criteria

GATE 2023 Admit Card

GATE 2023 admit cards will be released on the official website on Jan 3, 2022. Candidates who apply on time will be able to download the admit card from the official GOAPS portal. GATE 2023 admit card will not be sent by post.

GATE 2023 admit card is valid only if the photograph and the signature on the admit card are found to be precise and clear. All candidates are expected to download the admit card in colour print-out (preferred) and check all their details beforehand. Also, they must carry a valid photo identity proof to the exam hall with the admit card. Without these documents, one will not be allowed inside the exam centre.

How to Download GATE 2023 Admit Card?

The candidates can follow the steps given below to download GATE 2023 admit cards.

  • Step 1: Visit the official GOAPS portal for GATE 2023.
  • Step 2: Click on the 'Download Admit Card' link.
  • Step 3: Enter the registration number and password to log in and download the admit card.
  • Step 4: Make sure to cross-check all details on the admit card before downloading it and taking a printout.

Details Mentioned on GATE 2023 Admit Card

GATE 2023 admit card contains all the necessary information regarding the entrance exam and the personal details about the applicant. The details mentioned on the GATE 2023 admit card are listed below.

  • Candidate’s Name
  • Candidate Signature and Photograph
  • Exam Date and Time Slot
  • Exam Day Instructions
  • Registration Number
  • Exam Centre Address
  • GATE Paper/ Code.

Documents Required Along With GATE 2023 Admit Card

The identification document that has to be carried along with the GATE 2023 admit card can be any one of the following.

  • Passport
  • PAN Card
  • Voter ID
  • Aadhaar-UID Card
  • College ID
  • Employee ID
  • Driving License.

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GATE 2023 Exam Centres

GATE exam centre 2023 must be selected by the candidate at the time of the application process. Applicants have the privilege of giving three cities as their GATE exam centre options. The second city that they choose must be of the same zone from which the first city is chosen. But the third city can be chosen from any of the zones as there is no restriction. The final allotment will be done by the official authorities based on the availability of seats.

GATE 2023 exam will also be conducted in the cities outside India. There are 8 zonal exam centres for GATE 2023.

Information on GATE 2023 Exam Centres List

In all GATE 2023 exam centres, the number of scribes will be more than the number required for PWD candidates. All PWD candidates will be granted permission to visit the particular GATE test centre a day before the exam. This is to help them get familiarized with the venue.

The list of GATE exam centres 2023 is mentioned in the table below.

GATE 2023 Exam Centres
GATE Zones GATE 2023 Examination Cities
IISc Bangalore Andhra Pradesh: Ananthapuramu, Kurnool
Telangana: Hyderabad, Medak, Nalgonda
Bagalkot, Ballari (Bellary), Belagavi (Belgaum), Bengaluru North, Bengaluru South, Bidar, Chikkamagaluru, Chikkballapur, Davanagere, Hassan, Hubballi (Hubli)/Dharwad, Kalaburagi (Gulbarga), Kolar, Mandya, Mangaluru, Manipal, Mysuru (Mysore), Puttur, Shivamogga (Shimoga), Tumakuru
Kerala: Angamaly, Kannur, Kasaragod, Kozhikode, Malappuram, Palakkad, Pathanamthitta, Payyanur, Thrissur, Vatakara, Wayanad
Andaman and Nicobar: Port Blair
IIT Bombay Gujarat: Ahmedabad, Anand, Bhavnagar, Bhuj, Gandhinagar, Jamnagar, Mehsana, Rajkot, Surat, Vadodara, Vapi
Maharashtra: Ahmednagar, Akola, Ambajogai, Amravati, Aurangabad, Baramati, Bhusawal, Dhule, Jalgaon, Kolhapur, Latur, Mumbai, Nagpur, Nanded, Nashik, Navi Mumbai-Thane, Panvel-Raigad, Pune, Ratnagiri, Sangamner-Loni-Shirdi, Sangli, Satara, Solapur, Vasai-Palghar, Wardha, Yavatmal
Goa: Goa
IIT Delhi Haryana: Faridabad, Gurugram, Hisar
Jammu and Kashmir: Jammu-Samba, Srinagar
Ladakh: Leh
Madhya Pradesh: Indore, Ujjain
New Delhi: New Delhi
Rajasthan: Ajmer, Bikaner, Jaipur, Jodhpur, Kota, Sikar, Udaipur
Uttar Pradesh: Greater Noida, Mathura
IIT Guwahati Arunachal Pradesh: Itanagar
Assam: Dibrugarh, Guwahati, Jorhat, Silchar, Tezpur
Bihar: Bhagalpur, Muzaffarpur, Patna, Purnea
Jharkhand: Bokaro Steel City, Dhanbad
Manipur: Imphal
Meghalaya: Shillong
Mizoram: Aizawl
Nagaland: Dimapur-Kohima
Sikkim: Gangtok
Tripura: Agartala
West Bengal: Asansol-Durgapur, Burdwa, Kalyan, Siliguri
IIT Kanpur Madhya Pradesh: Bhopal, Gwalior, Jabalpur, Sagar, Satna,
Uttar Pradesh: Agra, Aligarh, Allahabad, Ayodhya, Bareilly, Gorakhpur, Jhansi, Kanpur, Lucknow, Varanasi
IIT Kharagpur Andhra Pradesh: Eluru, Kakinada-Surampalem, Rajamahendravaram (Rajahmundry), Srikakulam, Tadepalligudem, Vijayawada, Visakhapatnam, Vizianagaram
Chhattisgarh: Bhilai, Bilaspur, Raipur
Jharkhand: Hazaribag, Jamshedpur, Ranchi
Odisha: Balasore, Brahmapur, Bhubaneswar, Cuttack, Puri, Rourkela, Sambalpur
West Bengal: Baharampur-Murshidabad, Bankura, Howrah, Kharagpur, Kolaghat, Kolkata
IIT Madras Andhra Pradesh: Chirala, Chittoor, Gudur, Guntur, Kadapa, Nellore, Ongole, Tirupati
Kerala: Alappuzha, Aluva-Ernakulam, Attingal, Chengannur, Kanjirapally, Kollam, Kothamangalam, Kottayam, Muvattupuzha, Thiruvananthapuram
Pondicherry: Puducherry
Tamilnadu: Chennai South, Chennai West, Coimbatore, Cuddalore, Dindigul, Kanyakumari-Nagercoil, Madurai, Namakkal, Salem, Thanjavur, Thoothukudi, Tiruchirapalli, Tirunelveli, Vellore, Virudhunagar
Telangana: Adilabad, Karimnagar, Khammam, Kodad, Kothagudem, Nizamabad, Suryapet, Warangal
IIT Roorkee Haryana: Ambala, Kurukshetra
Himachal Pradesh: Bilaspur, Hamirpur, Kangra, Shimla, Solan
Punjab: Amritsar, Bathinda, Jalandhar, Mohali-Chandigarh, Patiala
Uttarakhand: Dehradun, Haldwani, Roorkee
Uttar Pradesh: Ghaziabad, Meerut, Moradabad, Muzaffarnagar, Noida

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GATE 2023 Exam Pattern

It is important for candidates to clearly understand the GATE 2023 exam pattern determined by the official authorities. Understanding the GATE exam pattern will also help the candidates in structuring the preparation process for the entrance exam.

GATE 2023 paper will tentatively contain 65 questions for a total of 100 marks, and the exam will be a computer based test. Questions asked in the GATE are multiple-choice questions (MCQs) with 4 options. Each question will be either for 1 mark or 2 marks. This scheme will apply to all the subjects.

Negative Marks: There are negative marks for each incorrectly answered question. For each incorrectly answered 1 mark question, 1/3rd marks will be deducted and the 2 mark questions will attract a penalty of 2/3rd marks.

GATE Exam Pattern 2023
Exam Mode Online (Computer-Based Test)
Total Marks 100
Total Duration 3 Hours (180 Minutes)
Marks for Right Answers 1 or 2 Marks Depending on the Section
Negative Marking

-1/3 for 1 Mark Questions
-2/3 for 2 Marks Questions

Type of Questions MCQ, MSQ, NAT

GATE 2023 Marks Distribution

The distribution of marks in the GATE exam is divided based on the importance a particular subject carries in the selection process. Candidates can go through the mark distribution structure below. 

General Aptitude: 15 Marks

Engineering Mathematics: 13 Marks

Subject Questions: 72 Marks

Total Marks: 100 Marks

Engineering Mathematics will not be a part of the GATE question paper for a few disciplines. The list of such disciplines is mentioned below.

  • Architecture and Planning (AR)
  • Chemistry (CY)
  • Ecology and Evolution (EY)
  • Geology and Geophysics GG)
  • Mathematics (MA)
  • Physics (PY)
  • Statistics (ST)

The marks distribution for the mentioned disciplines are given below.

General Aptitude: 15 Marks

Subject Questions: 85 Marks

Total: 100 Marks.

Numerical Answer Type Questions

Numerical type questions will not have any options and students must enter the right answer. The answer will generally be in integers. Even if the answer is in decimals, it is ideal to write up to three decimal points. There are no negative marks for NAT questions.

GATE 2023 Marks Allotted

General Aptitude will constitute 10 questions for a total of 15 marks (15% of the total marks) in all the papers. This section is designed to test the language and analytical skills of the candidate.

In subjects with the following codes AE, AG, BM, BT, CE, CH, CS, EC, EE, IN, ME, MN, MT, PE, PI, TF and XE, Mathematics Paper will constitute 15% and General Aptitude will constitute 15% of the total marks. The remaining 70% will be constituted by the core subject-based questions.

For subjects with codes AR, CY, EY, GG, MA, PH, ST and XL, 15% of the total marks go for General Aptitude. The other 85% is for the core subject-based questions.

GATE Subject Code and Marks Distribution
Subject Code Mathematics General Aptitude Core Subject
AE, AG, BM, BT, CE, CH, CS, EC, EE, IN, ME, MN, MT, PE, PI, TF and XE, 15% 15% 70%
AR, CY, EY, GG, MA, PH, ST, and XL - 15% 85%

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GATE 2023 Syllabus

GATE syllabus is determined by IIT Kanpur, as they are responsible for organizing the GATE exam. GATE exam is conducted for 29 subjects. The candidate will be allowed to attend either one or two papers. The list of subjects as well as its code is provided in the GATE official information brochure which is available on the official website of GATE 2023.

GATE 2023 syllabus for Computer Science and Information Technology will comprise 10 sections according to the official website. The syllabus will comprise of topics such as Engineering Mathematics, Digital Logic, Computer Organization and Architecture, Programming and Data Structures, Algorithms, Theory of Computation, Compiler Design, Operating Systems, Databases, and Computer Networks. 

The General Aptitude section and Engineering Mathematics sections are common for all subjects and disciplines. General Aptitude constitutes 15% of the total paper weightage.

Each of the subjects is divided into two categories, one is Core Topics and the other, Special Topics. 90% of the paper will constitute core topics and 10% of the paper will have special topics. Candidates who opt to appear for two subject papers in the examination should do so by first checking with the list of approved subject combinations and the list will be created based on the availability of infrastructure and exam date.

Read More: GATE 2023 Syllabus

GATE 2023 Reference Books

To prepare effectively for the GATE 2023 exam, candidates must obtain the correct study material. There are no specific books for GATE preparation but the content to cover the exam syllabus can be accessed through several renowned books. This section contains specific books that are useful for GATE 2023 preparation. The GATE 2023 reference books for different sections are listed below.

GATE 2023 Reference Books for Mechanical Engineering

The reference books for Mechanical Engineering are mentioned below.

GATE 2023 Reference Books for Mechanical Engineering
Book Author / Publication
Theory of Machines R.S Khurmi
Engineering Mechanics S.S Bhavikatti
Production Engineering Amitabh Ghosh

GATE 2023 Reference Books for Computer Science Engineering

The reference books for Computer Science Engineering are mentioned below.

GATE 2023 Reference Books for Computer Science Engineering
Book Author / Publication
Software Engineering Pressman Publications
Computer Organisation Carl Hamacher
Theory of Computation Ullman

GATE 2023 Reference Books for Electrical Engineering

The reference books for Electrical Engineering are mentioned below.

GATE 2023 Reference Books for Electrical Engineering
Book Author / Publication
Network Analysis Val Vulken Berg
Signals and Systems Oppenheim Wisky
Electrical Machines P.S. Bhimbra

GATE 2023 Reference Books for Electronics and Communication Engineering

The reference books for Electronics Engineering are mentioned below.

GATE 2023 Reference Books for Electronics and Communication Engineering
Book Author / Publication
Electronic Devices and Circuits Millman And Halkias
Electrical Engg. (Problems and Solutions) Natesan
Integrated Electronics Millman

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GATE 2023 Preparation Tips

Applicants appearing for the GATE 2023 should strategize their preparation efficiently. The GATE exam is challenging to crack, so the preparation for the same should be precise and proper. Candidates can follow some tips mentioned below to nurture their GATE preparations.

Scan the Syllabus: Before beginning the GATE 2023 preparation, it is essential to know the topics involved in the syllabus. The best way to know about the syllabus is to go through the GATE previous year's question papers (based on the subject you choose) and gather as many sample/mock papers as possible. This will also give you an overall picture of the difficulty level of questions and information about the exam pattern. Also, refer to several reference books and study material to cover every topic.

Develop A Timetable: It is essential to prepare a realistic timetable of your own. Focus on the basics during the initial stages of preparation and prioritize practice. Learning the concepts and practicing rigorously is very important to crack this exam.

Revise: Revision will help you stay in touch with the syllabus. After learning certain concepts, it is important to revisit the topics and learn them. It will also be of great help if you take short notes of what you learn. In addition, writing down important formulae and other vital concepts will help you revise before the exam. Also, as there are a lot of books available in the market, picking suitable GATE study material will help you score well.

Choose Easy Subjects: Make sure you get a perfect score in the reasonably easy subjects. In other words, covering the easy subjects completely will help you improve your score and improve your AIR. For example, subjects like Mathematics, Digital Logic, and Aptitude are considered easy and high scoring.

Mock Tests: Taking mocks tests and analyzing them thoroughly is very important. GATE 2023 mock tests will train you for the actual test, and also after analyzing a mock test, you will come to know about your strong and weak areas, which will help you focus on those particular topics and score well in the actual GATE 2023 exam.

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GATE 2023 Guidelines to Select Scribes

In case the student is disabled and cannot write the GATE 2023 exam on their own for any particular reason, they can select a scribe to do it for them. There is an option with which the students can select their scribe. Otherwise, candidates can also approach the GATE authority to get a scribe. Candidates are requested to take a look at the guidelines below before selecting a scribe.

Scribe Arranged by Candidate

The scribe arranged by a candidate must not be attending the GATE 2023 exam. That scribe must have a qualification that is at least one step less than the candidate.

During the exam, the scribe shall not translate or interpret or emphasize the test paper elements to the candidate. Candidate has to take up full responsibility to bring a scribe if they require it. The GATE exam authorities will not pay any money or honorarium to the scribe.

Scribe Arranged by GATE 2023

Students must opt for the option of ' Scribe Arrangement by GATE' well before the exam. If 'n' number of candidates have opted for this scribe service by GATE, then there will be at least 'n+1' scribes arranged by GATE to have some alternative options open.

Once again the scribe arranged by GATE will not translate or interpret or emphasize the test paper elements to the candidate.

GATE 2023 Answer Key

The conducting authority will release the official GATE 2023 answer key after the examination. Candidates can cross-check the answer keys with their answers to arrive at the possible score.

Steps to Download GATE 2023 Answer Key

Candidates can follow the below steps to download the answer key.

  • Step 1: Visit the official website.
  • Step 2: Login using the credentials provided at the time of registration.
  • Step 3: In the notification section, click on the 'Answer Key' link.
  • Step 4: View and download the answer key.

GATE 2023 Objection to Answer Key

The conducting authority of GATE 2023 gives the candidates an option to raise objections on the official answer key. Candidates can follow the steps given below to raise objections.

  • Step 1: Visit the official website.
  • Step 2: Login using the credentials provided at the time of registration.
  • Step 3: In the notification section, click on the 'Answer Key' link.
  • Step 4: Select the paper that you appeared for.
  • Step 5: Click on the 'Raise Objection' button.
  • Step 6: Check the question number from the official answer key and enter the question ID.
  • Step 7: Pay the relevant fee using the available payment methods and click on the 'Submit' button.

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GATE 2023 Result

GATE 2023 result will be released on Mar 16, 2023. The scorecards will be available on the official portal from Mar 21, 2022, till a particular date. After the last date, if a candidate wants to download the scorecard, they will have to pay a fine.

GATE scorecard is valid for three years from the release date. This means that GATE 2023 score can be used for admission and job recruitment for three years from 2023 to 2026.

GATE 2023 Result Dates
GATE Result Related Events Dates
GATE 2023 Results Release Date Mar 16, 2023
Scorecard Download Mar 21, 2023

GATE Rank Predictor 2023

GATE score predictor is an important tool that is used to predict the ranks of the candidates based on their expected scores right before the announcement of the results. It does not return the actual ranks of the candidates but the expected ones. The rank obtained will help the candidates to analyze or predict the college they will get before participating in the counselling process.

Candidates who appear for the GATE 2023 examination can predict their rank with the help of this tool. They can also calculate their expected marks in the examination with the help of the official answer key, response sheet and question paper.

Read More: GATE 2023 Result

GATE 2023 Cut Off

Previous year cut offs can be instrumental in devising a strategy to crack GATE 2023. Given below is a table of the GATE 2020 cut offs.

GATE 2020 Cut Off
Subject Code Qualifying GATE 2020 Cut Off Marks
General OBC SC/ ST/ PWD
Life Sciences XL 36.7 33 24.5
Civil Engineering CE 28.2 25.4 18.8
Electrical Engineering EE 39.6 35.6 26.4
Computer Science and Information Technology CS 29.5 26.6 19.7
Mechanical Engineering ME 34.1 30.7 22.7
Petroleum Engineering PE 49.9 44.9 33.3
Electronics and Communication Engineering EC 26.7 24 17.8
Chemical Engineering CH 34.8 31.3 23.2
Chemistry CY 32 28.8 21.3
Biotechnology BT 35.9 32.3 23.9
Engineering Sciences XE 26.7 24 17.8
Textile Engineering and Fibre Science TF 40.1 36.1 26.7
Aerospace Engineering AE 33.5 30.2 22.3
Agricultural Engineering AG 28.3 25.5 18.9
Architecture and Planning AR 41 36.9 27.3
Ecology and Evolution EY 37.1 33.4 24.7
Geology and Geophysics GG 44.5 40.1 29.7
Instrumentation Engineering IN 31.9 28.7 21.3
Mathematics MA 25 22.5 16.7
Mining Engineering MN 31.5 28.4 21
Metallurgical Engineering MT 53.5 48.1 35.7
Physics PH 25.2 22.7 16.8
Production and Industrial Engineering PI 32.2 29 21.5
Statistics ST 32.5 29.2 21.7
Biomedical Engineering BM - - -
Environmental Science and Engineering ES - - -
Humanities and Social Science XH - - -

GATE Rank and Institutes

The cut-off accepted by institutes varies year-on-year. However, a generally accepted rank for some of the top institutes, on average, remains the same. Here are details of some top institutes and the ranks accepted by them for admission into various courses:

GATE Rank and Institutes


Minimum GATE 2021 Rank Accepted

IISc Bangalore

Less than or equal to 100

IIT Bombay

Less than or equal to 100
In some of the courses less than or equal to 600

IIT Kharagpur

Less than or equal to 600

IIT Hyderabad

Less than or equal to 1500

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GATE 2023 Counselling

A valid GATE score is essential or opens the way for admission into colleges or even financial assistance or scholarships. The following are some programs for which taking the GATE 2023 entrance exam is mandatory.

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

To avail of financial assistance (scholarship/ assistantship), a candidate must first secure admission to a program in any of the central government-supported institutes. Depending upon the norms adopted by a specific institute.

Each institute may have a different selection procedure, some may conduct an interview or a test after the GATE exam. The criteria for postgraduate courses with scholarships may be completely different.

After getting admission, candidates must complete the procedures for the MHRD scholarship/ assistantship in the institute.

The admitting institute may also specify the total number of candidates for financial assistance (scholarship). Qualifying GATE is also a minimum requirement to apply for various fellowships awarded by many Government organizations.

Important Points for Admission Through GATE 2023

The GATE 2023 exam has 25 papers and the candidate has the complete right to choose the paper they want. But some programs may accept a particular paper, hence it is mandatory to check what the admitting institute requires for the desired program and then apply.

For this candidates have to check the official website of the admission institute.

Documents Required for GATE 2023 Counselling

  • Appropriate Document for SC/ ST (approved by competent authority)
  • Document for PWD candidates
  • Proper dyslexic certificate issued by any Dyslexia Association.

Note: If the candidates belonging to EWS or SC/ ST category fail to produce a valid document for their category they will be treated as general category candidates.

Read More: GATE 2023 Counselling

PSU Through GATE 2023

In the previous years, the GATE score has been used by various reputed Public Sector Undertakings (PSU) to provide recruitment. Some of the PSUs that recruit through GATE are listed below.

PSU Through GATE 2023
PSU Recruitment Through GATE 2023
Bharat Heavy Electricals Limited (BHEL) Gas Authority of India Limited (GAIL)
Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL) Indian Oil Corporation Limited (IOCL)
National Thermal Power Corporation (NTPC) Nuclear Power Corporation of India Limited (NPCIL)
Oil and Natural Gas Corporation (ONGC) Power Grid Corporation of India (PGCI).

Apart from these companies, direct recruitment to Group A level posts in Central Government is also done through a valid GATE score. Some of the posts are as follows.

  • Senior Field Officer (Tele)
  • Senior Research Officer (Crypto)
  • Senior Research Officer (S&T) in Cabinet Secretariat.

PSU Through GATE 2023 Notification

Generally, the notification for these kinds of posts is made in National Newspapers/ Employment News/ Rozgar Samachar. Interested candidates must stay updated with the news not to miss out on any important events related to GATE 2023.

Read More: PSUs That Recruit Through GATE

GATE 2023 Contact Details

In case of any questions or queries, candidates can reach out to the concerned authorities through the following contact details. 

Monday to Friday (except holidays): 10:00 AM to 6:00 PM

Chairperson, GATE
Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur
West Bengal - 721302

Phone Number: +91-3222-282091, +91-3222-282095 

Email ID: [email protected]

Official Website:


How many times GATE exam can be given?

There is no limit for the number of attempts or the age limit of a person to apply for the GATE exam.

Is there an option that allows me to check the status of my GATE application form?

Yes, there is. You can simply log in to the GOAPS website and check for the status of your application form. If the application fee payment is successful, your application form will be accepted.

How do I access my application form incase i forgot to take a printout?

It is easy, just login with the GOAPS enrollment ID and password and you will be able to download and print out the application form.

What document should I provide in case I am still in the final semester of my course?

A letter from the head of department of the course/institution you are studying in would suffice.

What do I do, if the power/ internet connection failed during the submission of application fee online?

You need to login to the GOAPS website again and check the status of the application fees. If it is made, you can continue with the process of printing the application form. In case of payment being deducted from your account and not recognised by GOAPS, then money will be credited to your account in a week or more after the closure of the application process. You may initiate fresh payment for the application without waiting for the money to be credited in your account. This will ensure that your application submission will be on time.

As a foreign candidate, what is the eligibility criteria to apply?

A foreign candidate should have completed or be in the final year of their Bachelor’s Degree (duration must be at least 4 years) in Engineering/Technology. (OR) Candidates should have completed or be in the final year of their Post Graduate (Master\'s) Degree (duration must be at least 2 years) in any of the relevant subjects in science. The application fee ranges between USD 50 to USD 120 depending on which country the candidate is from. There is no age limit for foreign candidates as well.

How much time would I need to prepare for GATE exam?

A preparation time of about 6-7 months would be required to crack the exam and to get a good score.

Is my application subject to cancellation if documents are not submitted in the right format?

Your application may not be considered if documents are not uploaded in the required format. It is better to double check requirements to avoid cancellation of candidature.


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