GATE 2024: Exam Date (OUT), Registration (August 30), Question Paper, Syllabus, Pattern

GATE 2023 information bulletin along with the exam schedule has been released by the exam conducting authority on July 27, 2022. As per the official release, The GATE 2023 application form portal will be open for registration from August 30, 2022. Candidates who are fulfilling the prescribed eligibility criteria can complete the GATE 2023 registration online on the official website at The GATE 2023 examination will be held on February 4, 5, 11, and 12, 2023. The Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering (GATE) 2023 will be organised by the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Kanpur in a total of 219 cities across the country. This year, 23 new cities/towns have been added to the list of GATE exam centres. Apart from that, IIT Kanpur has also added some new two-paper combinations. Now, there are a total of 82 two-paper combinations available for GATE 2023.

GATE 2023 examination details have been announced on the official website.

IIT Kanpur has launched the GATE 2023 official website with details of the GATE syllabus 2023 and the schedule of the examination. As per the released GATE SYllabus 2023, civil engineering has 7 sections.

What is GATE Exam?

Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering or GATE is an online a national level examination conducted for Master of Engineering (ME), Masters in Technology (MTech) and direct PhD admissions to Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs), National Institutes of Technology (NITs), Indian Institutes of Information Technology (IIITs) and other institutes/universities across India. The exam is jointly conducted by IIT Bombay, IIT Delhi, IIT Guwahati, IIT Kanpur, IIT Kharagpur, IIT Madras, IIT Roorkee and Indian Institute for Science, Bangalore (IISC Bangalore), on a rotational basis on behalf of the National Coordination Board (NCB – GATE), Department of Higher Education, Ministry of Human Resource & Development (MHRD), Government of India.

What’s new in the GATE Exam 2023?

GATE 2023 notification has been released on July 27, 2022, by IIT Kanpur, the conducting body of GATE 2023, on the official Along with the GATE 2023 notification, IIT Kanpur has also released the information brochure, updated exam syllabus, and exam pattern. The brochure comprises details regarding the newly introduced changes in the exam. Candidates can check the new things below:

  • New Papers: Two new subjects have been introduced: Naval Architecture & Marine Engineering (combined) and Geomatics Engineering. The total number of subjects increased to 29 for GATE 2023.
  • Exam Centres: There is an increase in the number of GATE 2022 exam centres. With the addition of new 23 centres, this year, GATE 2023 exam will be conducted at 219 centres across India. Last year, GATE was conducted across 206 cities, but 10 of the earlier cities have been dropped this year due to operational issues, while many new ones have been added.
  • Relaxed Eligibility Criteria to be continued: GATE 2023 eligibility criteria will be the same as that of the last year which was relaxed from the minimum 10+2+4 (previous) to a minimum of 10+2+3 (ongoing). It enabled the students studying in the third year of their undergraduate course to appear for the entrance test. The GATE score is valid for the next three years from the date of the result declaration.
  • Appear for more than one paper: Apart from that, IIT Kanpur has also added new two-paper combinations for GATE 2023. Now, there are 82 two-paper combinations available for GATE. The examination will test the comprehensive understanding of various undergraduate subjects in engineering, sciences, humanities and social sciences. 
  • All Test Papers of GATE 2023 will be objective type. The pattern of questions may include:
    • Multiple Choice Questions (MCQ),
    • Multiple Select Questions (MSQ) and/or
    • Numerical Answer Type (NAT) questions

GATE 2023 Highlights

GATE 2023 is the biggest exam for candidates seeking admission to postgraduate courses offered by IITs, NITs, IIITs and other renowned institutes across the country. Candidates can check highlights related to the GATE exam in the table below:



GATE Full Form

Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering

Organizing Body

IIT Kanpur

Exam Level

All India Level

Mode of Application


Mode of exam

Computer-based Test (Online)

Exam Frequency

Once a year

Exam Duration

3 hours (180 minutes)

Number of Subject Papers

29 (2 new paper added)

Number of Questions

10 (GA) + 55 (subject)= 65

Question Type


Applications Per Year

More than 9 Lakhs (Expected)

Number of Exam Centers

To be notified

Official Website

GATE 2023 Exam Dates

Candidates aspiring for admission to M.Tech. and several other postgraduate courses in India through GATE 2023 can check the schedule of the exam below:

GATE 2023 Events

GATE 2023 Dates

Salient Features

GATE 2023 official brochure release date


IIT Kanpur to conduct GATE 2023 Exam

Application form availability


Registrations to be done online only. No change in the Registration fee.

Last date to fill the application form


Candidates must complete their registrations before the last date as, without it, they will not be allowed to appear in the exam

Last date to register with late fee


Candidates could register for the GATE 2023 by paying Rs 500 in addition to the application fee.

Application form correction window

4 to 11-Nov-2022

Candidates can correct their details and change their image/signature. An additional fee will be applicable.

Release of GATE 2023 Mock Test

To be announced

IIT Kanpur will release the option of GATE 2023 Mock Test on its website. Students can use it to check their overall exam preparation.

Admit card download


Download the admit card from GATE official website. It is an essential document and will be required until the admission process

Miscellaneous Activities

3 to 11-Feb-2023

Optional visit by Candidates to check the exam centre

GATE 2023 Exam date

February 4, 5, 11 and 12, 2023

The exam is being conducted in the morning and afternoon slots.

Availability of response sheet


The response sheet will comprise answers marked by candidates during the exam. By matching their response sheet with the answer key, students will be able to calculate their probable score.

Availability of provisional answer keys


Candidates need to provide valid proof against every objection. The fee will be refunded to the candidate if the authority accepts the objection(s).

Challenge Answer Keys

22 to 25-Feb-2023

Candidates can raise objections against the provisional answer key. There will be a fee against every objection raised by a candidate

Result announcement


Download the GATE scorecard from its official website

Scorecard availability


The scorecard comprises marks and ranks scored by candidates in the exam. It is a mandatory document to appear for admission process.

GATE 2023 Application Form

The application will be released on August 30 by the IIT Kapur. Eligible candidates were required to visit the official website to fill GATE 2023 Application Form through the GOAPS portal. Students can follow the steps below to register for exam:

Step-1: Register for GATE

Step-2: Fill Application Form

Step-3: Upload Required Documents

Step-4: Pay GATE Application Fee

Step-5: Accept Declaration and Submit the Application

GATE 2023 Application Fee

The application Fee is non-refundable and non-transferable. Candidates can pay the application fee using either net banking/debit card/credit card/wallet. According to the prevailing norms, additional bank charges may be applicable on the fee payment.


Fees (September 2 to Sept 28)

Late Fees

SC/ ST/ PwD (per paper)

Rs 750

Rs 1,250

Female (per paper)

Rs 750

Rs 1,250

Other candidates (including International Applicants) (per paper)

Rs 1,500

Rs 2,000

GATE 2023 Eligibility Criteria

Candidates aspiring for GATE exam must meet all the eligibility conditions before filling the application form. Students can check the eligibility criteria below:

Educational Qualification: To apply for GATE 2023, candidates must possess either of the below-mentioned undergraduate degrees. Students who are studying in the third or final years of any undergraduate degree are also eligible to appear for the exam.

  • BE/BTech
  • BPharma
  • BArch
  • BSc (Research)/BS
  • Professional Society Examination (equivalent to BE/BTech/BArch)
  • MSc/MA/MCA or equivalent
  • Integrated ME/MTech
  • Integrated MSc/Integrated BS-MS
  • Integrated ME/MTech or Dual Degree (after Diploma or 10+2)

Pass Percentage: No minimum pass percentage criteria is defined as GATE 2023 eligibility.

Age Limit: There is no age limit defined to apply for the GATE exam.

Nationality: The candidate must be an Indian citizen.

GATE Eligibility Criteria for International Students: Candidates belonging to Nepal, Bangladesh, Singapore, Sri Lanka, Ethiopia, and the United Arab Emirates are also eligible to apply for GATE 2023.

GATE 2023 Exam Pattern

Students aspiring for the exam can check all the GATE Paper Pattern related details such as type of Questions and Marking scheme from the table below:



Examination Mode

Computer Based Test (CBT)


3 hours (180 minutes)

Number of Subjects (Papers)



  • General Aptitude (GA)
  • Candidate’s Selected Subject

Type of Questions

  • Multiple Choice Questions (MCQ)
  • Multiple Select Questions (MSQ) and/or
  • Numerical Answer Type (NAT) Questions

Questions for testing these abilities

  • Recall
  • Comprehension
  • Application
  • Analysis & Synthesis

Number of Questions

10 (GA) + 55 (subject) = 65 Questions

Distribution of Marks in all Papers except papers AR, CY, EY, GG, MA, PH, XH and XL

  • General Aptitude: 15 Marks
  • Engineering Mathematics: 13 Marks
  • Subject Questions: 72 Marks
  • Total: 100 Marks

Distribution of Marks in papers AR, CY, EY, GG, MA, PH, XH and XL

  • General Aptitude: 15 Marks
  • Subject Questions: 85 Marks
  • Total: 100 Marks

Marking Scheme

Questions carry 1 mark and 2 marks

Negative Marking

For a wrong answer chosen in an MCQ, there will be negative marking as well. For 1-mark MCQ, 1/3 mark will be deducted for a wrong answer. Likewise, for 2-mark MCQ, 2/3 mark will be deducted for a wrong answer