GATE 2023 - Exam Date, Syllabus and Registration

  • By Bhavya Thakkar
  • 15 December 2022
GATE 2023

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The Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering (GATE) is an examination held in India that mainly tests the holistic knowledge of several undergraduate subjects in engineering and science for admission to a Master’s programme. GATE 2023 will determine acceptance to many post-graduate programmes (for example, M.Tech, M.E., M. Arch, and PhD) at Indian higher education institutes. 

The Indian Institute of Science and seven Indian Institutes of Technology in Roorkee, Delhi, Guwahati, Kanpur, Kharagpur, Chennai (Madras), and Mumbai jointly administer GATE. Several Indian public sector undertakings recently started using GATE scores to recruit graduate engineers for entry-level positions. (Know more about B.Tech Average Salary). 

Eligibility Criteria for GATE Exam 2023

  • Holders of an undergraduate degree in Engineering/Technology/Architecture (3 years after 10+2 or 10+2+4) can appear for the GATE 2023 exam.
  • Holders of a post-graduate degree in any branch of science (Statistics/ Mathematics/ Computer Applications or equivalent), and those in their final year of such programmes, can also apply. 
  • No age limit criteria are present for students to appear in the GATE exam.
  • International students from Nepal, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, Singapore, Ethiopia, and the United Arab Emirates (UAE) can also take the GATE 2023 exam. 

Students who have already completed any degree programme approved by the government in Engineering, Technology, Architecture, Science, Commerce, or Arts are also eligible to take the GATE exam 2023.

  • BE/B. Tech/B. Pharma
  • B.Arch B.Sc (Research)/BS Professional Society Examination (B.E./B. Tech/B. Arch)
  • M.Sc./M.A./MCA or an equivalent degree
  • M.E./M.Tech. Integrated (Post – B.Sc)
  • M.Sc./B.S.-M.S. Integrated
  • M.E./M.Tech. Integrated or Dual Degree (after Diploma or 10+2)

GATE 2023 Exam Date 

Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Kanpur published the detailed timetable for the Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering or GATE exam 2023. The exam will be held from February 4 to 12. The dates for the papers are February 4, February 5, February 11, and February 12, 2023. 

On all days, the exam will occur in two shifts. The first runs from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., and the second from 2:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. Students can plan their strategies to tackle exam stress and appear for the GATE exam now that the exam schedule is available.

Detailed GATE 2023 Schedule

February 4: Morning (9:30 AM to 12:30 PM): Computer Science and Information Technology; 

Afternoon (2:30 PM to 5:30 PM): Architecture Planning and Mechanical Engineering; 

February 5: Morning (9:30 AM to 12:30 PM): Electrical Engineering, Environmental Science and Engineering, and Social Sciences and Humanities; 

Afternoon (2:30 PM to 5:30 PM): Biomedical Engineering, Chemistry, Electronics and Communication Engineering.

February 11: Morning (9:30 AM to 12:30 PM): Geology and Geophysics, Instrumentation Engineering, Mathematics, Petroleum Engineering, Engineering Sciences, Life Sciences; 

Afternoon (2:30 PM to 5:30 PM): Aerospace Engineering, Agricultural Engineering, Biotechnology, Chemical Engineering, Ecology and Evolution, Geomatics Engineering, Metallurgical Engineering, Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering, Physics, Production and Industrial Engineering, Textile Engineering and Fibre Science. 

February 12: Morning (9:30 AM to 12:30 PM): Civil Engineering 1, Statistics; 

Afternoon (2:30 PM to 5:30 PM): Civil Engineering 2, Mining Engineering

GATE 2023 Registration: How To Apply

  1. Go to the GATE official website.
  2. To register, candidates must go to the Home Page and click the Register Here link.
  3. Enter your name, personal information, email address, phone number, etc. Candidates are sent a GOAP enrollment ID to their registered email address.
  4. Now log in with your enrollment ID/Email ID and password.
  5. Fill in any remaining required and requested information to complete your process.
  6. Double-check all of the information and then click the Submit button.
  7. Attach a passport-sized photograph and your signature in jpg format.
  8. Submit the application fee for your category.
  9. Once the confirmation page appears on your computer screen, print it and keep it safe for future reference.

GATE 2023 Registration Last Date: Candidates can register for the GATE 2023 without paying a late fee until October 7, 2022. The candidates must submit the application form by October 16, 2022, with a late fee charge.

GATE 2023 Fees

Student Category

General Fees 

Late Fees

Male (General and OBC) 



Scheduled Caste (SC) / Scheduled Tribe (ST) / Person with Disabilities (PwD)






GATE Exam Pattern

  • Exam Mode: GATE 2023 will be administered online via computer.
  • Subjects/Papers: There are a total of 29 papers/subjects.
  • Type of Questions: Multiple Choice Questions (MCQ), Multiple Select Questions (MSQ), and Numerical Answer Type (NAT) Questions appear in the question paper.
  • Test Sections: The question paper will have two sections: General Aptitude (GA) and the chosen subjects of candidates.
  • Number of Questions: The General Aptitude section will carry ten questions, and the chosen subject of a candidate will cover 55 questions. The exam paper will contain a total of 65 questions.
  • Duration: Candidates will receive three hours to complete the paper.
  • Maximum Marks: The question paper is worth 100 points.
  • Marking Scheme: Each question will be worth one or two points. For one mark MCQs, the authority deducts 1/3. However, the authority 2/3 for two marks MCQs. In MSQ and NAT-type questions, there is no negative marking.

GATE Exam Syllabus 

The GATE exam syllabus includes the subjects and topics covered in the GATE exam. The syllabus for each paper will be different, so candidates must check according to the specialisation they choose. We have included some crucial topics for some branches below for GATE 2023 preparation:

  • General Aptitude: Verbal Ability (English Grammar, Verbal Analogies, Sentence Completion, Word Groups, Instructions, Critical Reasoning, & Verbal Deduction) and Numerical Ability (Computation, Estimation, Reasoning, and Data Interpretation.)
  • Civil engineering: Structural Engineering, Geotechnical Engineering, and Engineering Mathematics.
  • Electronics and Communication Engineering: Signal and System Design, Digital and Analogue Circuits, and Electronic Devices.
  • Architecture and Planning: Environmental Planning and Design, Building and Structure, Architecture and Design, and Construction Management.
  • Chemical engineering: Fluid mechanics, Process Calculations and Thermodynamics, and Engineering Mathematics.
  • Petroleum engineering: Oil and Gas Well Testing, Petroleum Formation Evaluation, Algebra, etc.
  • Aerospace engineering: Flight Mechanics, Space Dynamics, Engineering Mathematics, Structures, Aerodynamics, and Propulsion.
  • Mathematics: Functional Analysis, Complex Analysis, Linear Algebra, Numerical Analysis, and Algebra.


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