GATE 2022 exam dates will be announced. The exam will be held from 5, 6, 12 and 13 of February 2022. IIT Madras will be the organising institute for the exam in 2022.
GATE 2022 examination will be conducted for 29 papers (subjects). A candidate can appear for only one of the 29 GATE papers. The examination of all the papers will be conducted in an online Computer Based Test (CBT) mode where the candidates will be shown the questions on a computer screen.
Personal calculators, wristwatches, mobile phones or any other electronic devices are not allowed inside the examination hall. But, a virtual scientific calculator will be available on the computer screen during the examination. So, candidates have to use the same during the examination.
The exam will consist of a single paper of 3 hours duration that contains 65 questions carrying a maximum of 100 marks.
The question paper will consist of both multiple choice questions (MCQ) and numerical answer type (NAT) questions.
The examination for all the papers will be carried out in an online computer based test (CBT) mode, where the candidates will be shown the questions in a random sequence on a computer screen.
At the end of the stipulated time (3 hours), the computer will automatically close the screen inhibiting any further action. So, candidates are advised to complete their papers within the given time.
|Examination Mode||Computer Based Test (CBT)|
|Number of Subjects (Papers)||29 Papers (Naval Architecture & Marine Engineering (combined) and Geomatics Engineering are newly added subjects)|
|Sections||General Aptitude (GA) + Candidate's Selected Subject|
|Type of Questions||
(a) Multiple Choice Questions (MCQ)
(b) Multiple Choice Questions (MSQ) and / or Numerical Answer Type (NAT) Questions.
|Questions for testing these abilities||
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 a MCQ, there will be negative marking. For 1 Mark MCQ, 1/3 Mark will be deducted for a wrong answer. Likewise, for 2-Marks MCQ, 2/3 mark will be deducted for a wrong answer|
|GATE Paper||Code||GATE Paper||Code|
|Aerospace Engineering||AE||Instrumentation Engineering||IN|
|Architecture and Planning||AR||Mechanical Engineering||ME|
|Bio-Medical Engineering||BM||Mining Engineering||MN|
|Civil Engineering||CE||Naval Architecture & Marine Enigneering||NM|
|Chemical Engineering||CH||Petroleum Engineering||PE|
|Computer Science and Information Technology||CS||Physics||PH|
|Chemistry||CY||Production and Industrial Engineering||PI|
|Electronics and Communication Engineering||EC||Statistics||ST|
|Electrical Engineering||EE||Textile Engineering and Fibre
|Environmental Science & Engineering||ES||Engineering Sciences||XE|
|Ecology and Evolution||EY||Humanities and Social Sciences||XH|
|Geomatics Engineering||GE||Life Sciences||XL|
|Geology and Geophysics||GG|
Note: "Geomatics Engineering (GE)" and "Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering (NM)" are two papers introduced in GATE 2022.
XE (Engineering Sciences) and XL (Life Sciences) papers are of general nature and will be comprised of sections listed in the below table:
|XE Papers Sections||Code||XH Paper Sections||Code||XL Papers Sections||Code|
|Engineering Mathematics (Compulsory) (15 Marks)||A||Reasoning and Comprehension (Compulsory) (25 Marks)||B1||Chemistry (Compulsory) (15 Marks)||P|
|Any Two Optional Sections||Any Two Optional Sections|
|Polymer Science and Engineering||F||Psychology||C5||Food Technology||U|
|Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences||H|
*XE (Engineering Sciences), **XH (Humanities & Social Sciences), **XL (LIfe Sciences), Papers are of general nature and will be comprised of Sections listed in the above table.
NOTE : Each Subject/Paper is total 100 Marks. General Aptitude (GA) Section of 15 Marks is common for all Papers. Hence remanining 85 Marks are the respective subject / Paper code.
MAXIMUM TWO PAPERS IN GATE 2022
A candidate may appear either in ONE or TWO Papers. For Candidates who Choose TWO Papers, the combination must be from the approval list of combinations and subject to the availability of infrastructure and Schedule.
|Code of The First (Primary) Paper||Codes of Papers Allowed as the Second Paper||Code of the First (Primary) Paper||Codes of Papers Allowed as the Second Paper|
|AE||NM, XE||IN||EC, EE, PH|
|AG||ES, GE, XE, XL||MA||CS, GE, PH, ST|
|AR||CE||ME||AE, CH, NM, PI, XE|
|BM||BT, EC, IN, XL||MN||GE, GG, XE|
|BT||BM, XL||MT||PH, XE|
|CE||AE, AR, ES, GE, NM||NM||AE, CE, XE|
|CH||PE, XE||PE||CH, GG, XE|
|CS||EC, GE, MA, ST||PH||EC, GE, GG, IN, MA, MT, ST, XE|
|CY||XL||PI||ME, MT, XE|
|EC||IN, PH, EE, CS, GE||ST||MA, PH|
|ES||AG, CE, GE||XE||AE, AG, CH, ME, MN, MT, PE, PI, TF, NM|
|GE||CE, GG, ES, MN||XL||BM, BT, CY, EY|
|GG||GE, MN, PE, PH|
NOTE : Candidates opting on appear in TWO Subject Papers must have primary choice of paper, which will be their default choice and the second choice of paper, which has to be chosen from the allowed combinations. Combinations other than the listed ones are NOT allowed. Under unforeseen cirucumstances, GATE 2022 committee has the rights to remove certain combinations listed. In such case, the fee paid towards the second paper will be refunded to the candidates. Also note that the examination centre for candidate to appear for the second Paper may be different (but in same city) from that for the first paper due to the infrastructure and scheduling constraints. GATE committee is NOT liable for any legal obligations related to this issue.