GATE 2023 Exam Dates Check Registration, Eligibility and Syllabus

Shahrul Ahmad
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GATE 2023: This page is dedicated for GATE 2023 Exam Information and other related stuffs. GATE Stands for Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering. It is an all-India based entrance examination for admitting students to M.Tech (Master of Technology), ME (Master of Engineering), M.S (Master of Science) and Ph.D. (Doctor of Philosophy) courses in higher educational institutions in India. GATE basically tests the knowledge of the student in core subjects of his or her undergraduate program.

GATE 2023 is a mandatory examination one should clear for getting admission to postgraduate programs in India. GATE score is the primary criterion for admitting students to post-graduate courses in various premier engineering institutions in India including IITs, NITs, and IIITs. A good GATE score is helpful in getting financial assistance from MHRD and other central or state-level government agencies. GATE score is also used by many PSUs (Public Sector Units) in India for recruiting engineering graduates to entry-level positions.

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Why GATE 2023?

Engineering is the second most popular career option after medical science, with millions of aspirants appearing every year. Its importance is not purely academic but is considered to be the most favourable and supported career option by Indian society. 

The picture surrounding Engineering is lucrative, provided that the aspirant has managed either admission to the prestigious IITs and NITs or worked hard enough to scale heights of success. Once you are well settled and have done well in the engineering sector, there are many avenues available. 

As an engineer, you can smartly exploit the opportunities the ever-developing and improving technology provides. In India, engineering is my favourite course. Every year an incredible number of students sits for undergraduate exams that may secure seats in prestigious IITs or other contemporary prestigious engineering institutions.

However, unlike undergraduate entrance examinations, post-graduate examinations are relatively less popular among students. However, post-graduation from a well-established university can offer financial advantages that everyone looks out for. The relatively less popularity does not mean that the entrance examination is easier. 

GATE Exam is known for its pattern that is designed to specifically target certain skills required from an engineering student, wishing to pursue higher education. Lately, there has been marked increase in a number of GATE applicants, which has resulted in rampant mushrooming of coaching institutes, claiming to offer the best standards of lessons.

How difficult is GATE?

GATE is one of the toughest examinations in India. It tests the engineering aptitude of the student in a smart way. GATE syllabus covers about 25 subjects one studies in the undergraduate program. To master these many subjects for a 3-hour test is certainly a tough task. 

You can gauge the difficulty level by the fact that only 15% of the students qualify and get the scorecard each year. You should score a minimum of 99 percentile to get admission in any of the IITs or in the prestigious IISc. High GATE score is equally important to be screened in for PSU jobs.

GATE Exam requires applicants comprehensive understanding of undergraduate courses in engineering. It is imperative that applicants have mastered the basic understanding of undergraduate courses and interestingly, that is what makes GATE papers difficult for most students. Students have always focused on complexities, without paying much attention to basics and lack of understanding of the latter causes many bright students to fall back.

GATE 2023 Participating Institutions

There is a big reason why GATE paper is difficult to crack and that is it is conducted jointly by the prestigious and most chased-after institutes of the world. Yes! GATE is jointly conducted by the IISc (Indian Institute of Science) and seven IITs (Indian Institutes of Technology) on behalf of the National Coordination Board – GATE, Department of Higher Education which belongs to the Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD), Government of India. GATE 2023 will be jointly conducted by the following Institutions.

  • Indian Institute of Science
  • Indian Institute of Technology Madras
  • Indian Institute of Technology Delhi
  • Indian Institute of Technology Bombay
  • Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur
  • Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur
  • Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee
  • Indian Institute of Technology Gawahati

GATE 2023 Exam Date (Announced)

Activity GATE 2023 Exam Date
GATE 2023 Application Submission Through GOAPS August 30, 2022
Last date for submitting online application September 30, 2022
Last date for requesting change of city for online exam 14th November 2022
Admit Card availability for download 5th January 2023
GATE 2023 On-line Examination Dates 4th, 5th, February 2023 & 11th, 12th February 2023
Announcement of GATE 2023 Result 27th March 2023

GATE 2023 Eligibility Criteria

There are specific eligibility criteria, which must be met in order to sit for the GATE examination. The eligibility criteria for GATE 2016 is given below. The eligibility criteria for the GATE 2023  exam will most probably be the same. The following lists down the qualifications required from student applicants:
  • The applicant must hold at least a Bachelor’s degree in Engineering (B.E), or Technology (B.Tech), or Architecture (B.Arch). Students who are in their final years of any other aforementioned courses are eligible to apply for GATE.
  • Students who have completed a bachelor’s degree in Science (B.Sc), Students who have completed B.Sc (By Research) or B.S (By Research) are also eligible to apply for GATE Exam.
  • Master’s degree holders are also eligible provided they have obtained a degree in the field of Mathematics, Science, Statistics, or Computer Applications. People who hold any other equivalent of Master’s are also eligible. Students in the final year in their Master’s programs can also apply.
  • Applicants who are in the second or higher year of Four Years Integrated Programs in Engineering or Technology can also apply.
  • Students who have completed a master’s degree in Computer Applications (MCA).
  • Those in their fourth or fifth year of Five Year Integrated Program/Dual Degree Programs can also apply.
  • Those who have attained qualifications through exams conducted by societies recognized by UPSC or AICTE are eligible to apply. Students who have completed Section A Examination conducted by various professional societies in India.

GATE 2023 Exam Pattern

GATE is a 3 hours examination which comprises of 65 questions and the maximum mark is 100. Since 2014 GATE has become a Computer Based Test. The questions are displayed on a computer screen in a random sequence. GATE consists of both numerical answer-type questions and multiple choice questions. GATE 2023 will also be conducted online across all the major cities in India.

How to answer GATE multiple choice questions?

There will be four answers for each question and you have to choose the right answer among the four options.

How to answer GATE numerical questions?

The answer for the numerical question can be directly entered into the computer through the keyboard. There will be no options displayed for these kinds of questions. The calculations have to be done on a piece of paper and the correct answer has to be directly entered through the keyboard. 
You will be given a blank piece of paper for doing rough work and the same has to be returned after the exam gets over.
Once the exam duration of three hours elapses, the computer closes the screen automatically and you cannot perform any other action.

General Aptitude Questions:

There will be 10 general aptitude questions which carry a maximum of 15 marks. The general aptitude questions are included in the GATE paper to test the analytical and language skills of students. GATE 2023 Syllabus will most probably follow the same trend of having 15 marks allocated for general Aptitude questions.

Financial Assistance after clearing the GATE Exam:

GATE scores can be considered for extending financial assistance to students. Various institutes, which accept GATE scores, offer financial assistance on GATE scores. The Ministry of Human Resources Development (MHRD) and other government agencies support financial assistance programs in different engineering and science institutes for GATE qualifiers, provided they score within a prescribed range. 
The procedure for applying for financial assistance may vary from one institute to the other but generally, the weight is given to the GATE scores of the applicant.
In a recent announcement by the University Grants Commission and Ministry of Human Resources Development, the scholarship amount for GATE post-graduate students was increased by 55 percent, from Rs. 8000 per month to Rs. 12, 400 per month.
This shows how much important GATE scores are for not just admission purposes but also financial assistance. A good GATE score can immensely help students from relatively poor financial backgrounds in realizing their dreams of becoming excellent engineers in future.
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