GATE 2023: 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 gate.iitk.ac.in. 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 website-gate.iitk.ac.in. 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
All India Level
Mode of Application
Mode of exam
Computer-based Test (Online)
Once a year
3 hours (180 minutes)
Number of Subject Papers
29 (2 new paper added)
Number of Questions
10 (GA) + 55 (subject)= 65
MCQ, MSQ, NAT
Applications Per Year
More than 9 Lakhs (Expected)
Number of Exam Centers
To be notified
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
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
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
Download the GATE scorecard from its official website
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)
SC/ ST/ PwD (per paper)
Female (per paper)
Other candidates (including International Applicants) (per paper)
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.
- 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:
Computer Based Test (CBT)
3 hours (180 minutes)
Number of Subjects (Papers)
Type of Questions
Questions for testing these abilities
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
Distribution of Marks in papers AR, CY, EY, GG, MA, PH, XH and XL
Questions carry 1 mark and 2 marks
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