Know All the Important Details of the GATE 2023 Exam

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Most engineering graduates prepare for the GATE Exam right after graduation or in the last year of their graduation. The reason behind this is that it opens up numerous opportunities after graduation. Whether for higher studies, PSU jobs, or research, you can provide all of them if you manage to secure a good rank in the GATE Exam.

The GATE Exam is conducted jointly by seven IITs and IISc Bangalore. Each year, one of these institutions organises the GATE Exam. GATE 2023 will be organised by IIT Kanpur in February tentatively.

GATE 2023 Exam Highlights

Full Exam Name Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering
Short Exam Name GATE
Organiser Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur
Exam Level National
Languages English
Mode of Application Online
Mode of Exam Online
Mode of Question Papers MSQ/MCQ/NAT
Exam Duration 3 Hours

Exam Pattern

Every competitive exam has its code of conduct. The GATE Exam has its own set of rules and patterns of conducting the exam. Here, we have provided a general overview of the exam. The rules are expected to remain the same for GATE 2023 as well.

Feature Description
Examination Mode Online (Computer Based Test)
Duration of Exam 3 Hours (180 Minutes)
Sectional Time Duration None
Total Marks 100
Total Number of questions 65
Number of Subjects (Papers) 29
Number of Sections Depends on the subjects.

2-3 (GA and Core Discipline or GA, Engineering Mathematics and Core Subject)

Types of Questions Multiple Choice Questions (MCQ)

Multiple Select Questions (MSQ)

Numerical Answer Type (NAT) Questions

Marking Scheme 1 or 2 marks for each right answer
Negative Marking Scheme For a wrong answer chosen in an MCQ, there will be a negative marking.

For 1-mark MCQ, 1/3 mark will be deducted for a wrong answer.

For 2-mark MCQ, 2/3 mark will be deducted for a wrong answer.

No negative marking for MSQ & NAT.

GATE 2023 Application Form

GATE 2023 application is expected to start by August end or beginning of September 2022. To fill out the form for GATE 2023, aspirants need to follow a few steps:

  1. Registration
  2. Filling of GATE Application Form 2023
  3. Upload Required Documents for GATE Registration
  4. Fees of GATE Registration 2023
  5. Confirm the Declaration

GATE’s official website publishes a brochure for the exam where all the related instructions are provided. Candidates can follow the official website or other GATE registration-related websites to find out the details of the above-mentioned steps in detail.

An overview of the steps to be followed are provided below:

To access the GATE 2023 application, firstly, students need to register themselves online. And for that, students need to fill out some of your details:

  1. You need to fill in your details like the Name of the Candidate, Email Address, Country of Residence, and Mobile number.
  2. Create your password. Make sure it is unique and 8-15 characters long. Enter the Captcha and click on submit.
  3. After the above steps, you will be required to use your Enrollment ID and Password to proceed with the GATE application 2023 filling process. You need to select the paper you wish to appear in, and also the exam city. You can choose three GATE 2023 Exam Centres.
  4. It is very crucial to upload your photo and sign properly. Here, you need to upload your documents in image and PDF format.

Candidates are required to pay a registration fee for GATE Application Form 2023:

Category Normal Application Fee Late Application Fee
Women INR 750 INR 1250
SC/ ST/ PwD INR 750 INR 1250
All Other Candidates INR 1500 INR 2000
International Students – Dubai and Singapore USD 100 USD 120
Students From – Addis Ababa, Colombo, Dhaka and Kathmandu USD 50 USD 70

Note: IIT Kanpur has not yet released the GATE 2023 notification. Most of the information provided here is based on the GATE 2022 notification. There may be slight changes in the GATE 2023 notification, but it should mostly remain the same as 2022.