GATE (Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering) exam is an All-India based examination organised and conducted by IISc, Bangalore and seven other IIT’s in eight zones across India on behalf of the National Coordinating Board (NCB), Department of Education and Ministry of Human Resources Development (MHRD). GATE Exam is conducted for admissions in Masters in Technology (M.Tech), Master of Engineering (ME), and direct PhD programs with financial aid. All top level educational institutions like Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs), National Institutes of Technology (NITs), Indian Institutes of Information Technology (IIITs) and other state level institutes/universities accept GATE scores. Some of the internationally famous institutions in Singapore and Germany are also accepting GATE score for admission in post-graduate programs in many disciplines.

A good GATE score also helps students to stand out from the crowd in the selection process of many public sector organisations (PSUs) across India. NTPC, BHEL, BSNL, ONGC, GAIL, HPCL, PGCIL, HPCL, DRDO, NHPC, BARC, etc. Conduct the selection process on the basis of GATE scores. There will be 29 subject papers in GATE 2022 and it is a computer based test (CBT). GATE score is valid for 3 years from the date of announcement of the score.


GATE aspirants should satisfy the eligibility criteria authorized by the GATE organizing committee. It is important to mention that the GATE eligibility criteria are different for different papers.  The GATE 2022 general eligibility criteria released by IIT-Kharagpur are given below.




  • Indian nationals are eligible
  • Candidates of foreign origin are also eligible

Academic Qualification

  • Candidates should have passed graduation in engineering/technology or Master’s degree in any relevant science subject.
  • Pre-final or final year candidates are eligible to appear for GATE 2022.
  • Candidates who are currently pursuing their qualifying degree from countries other than India: Must be presently in the 3rd or higher years or completed their Bachelor’s degree (duration: at least 3 years) in Engineering / Technology / Science / Arts / Commerce.

GATE 2022 Age Limit

No age limit for GATE 2022

Degree-wise eligibility criteria of GATE 2022 are given below.


Qualifying Degree/Examination

Description of Eligible Candidates

Expected Year of Completion

B.E. / B.Tech. / B. Pharm.

Bachelor’s degree in Engineering / Technology (4 years after 10+2 or 3 years after B.Sc. / Diploma in Engineering / Technology)

Pursuing 3rd year or higher or already completed


B. Arch.

Bachelor’s degree of Architecture (5- year course) / Naval Architecture (4- year course) / Planning (4- year course)

Pursuing 3rd year or higher or already completed

2024 (for 5-year program), 2023 (for 4-year program)

B.Sc. (Research) / B.S.

Bachelor’s degree in Science (Post-Diploma/4 years after 10+2)

Pursuing 3rd year or higher or already completed


Pharm. D. (after 10+2)

6 years degree program, consisting of internship or residency training, during third year onwards

Pursuing 3rd/4th/5th/6th year or already completed



Degree holders of M.B.B.S./B.D.S. and those who are in the 5th/6th/7th semester or higher semester of such programme.

Pursuing 5th, 6th, 7th or higher semester or already completed


M. Sc. / M.A. / MCA or equivalent

Master’s degree in any branch of Arts/Science/Mathematics/Statistics/ Computer Applications or equivalent

Pursuing first year or higher or already Completed


Int. M.E./ M.Tech. (Post-B.Sc.)

Post-B.Sc Integrated Master’s degree programs in Engineering/ Technology (4-year program)

Presently in any year

any year

Int. M.E./ M.Tech./M.Pharm or Dual Degree (after Diploma or 10+2)

Integrated Master’s degree program or Dual Degree program in Engineering/Technology (5-year program)

Presently in the 3rd /4th/5th year or already completed


B.Sc. / B.A. / B.Com.

Bachelor degree in any branch of Science / Arts / Commerce (3 year program)

Presently in the 3rd year or already completed


Int. M.Sc. / Int. B.S. / M.S.

Integrated M.Sc. or 5-year integrated B.S.-M.S. program

Presently in the 3rd year or higher or already completed


Professional Society Examinations (equivalent to B.E. / B.Tech. / B.Arch.)

B.E./B.Tech./B.Arch. equivalent examinations of Professional Societies, recognized by MoE/UPSC/AICTE (e.g. AMIE by Institution of Engineers-India, AMICE by the Institute of Civil Engineers-India and so on)

Completed Section A or equivalent of such professional courses


GATE 2022 application procedure

Registration: Firstly every candidate needs to register through GOAPS portal by proving the required details.

Form fill up: After registration, candidates need to login and provide all the required personal and academic details. They also required to select GATE paper(s) and preferred exam center.

Upload documents: Candidates also need to upload the required documents like signature, photograph and degree certificates listed below.

Payments: Lastly candidates have to pay the application fee according to the category.

GATE 2022 application fee

Application fee for GATE 2022 of different categories are listed below.




Female candidates

Rs. 750

Rs. 1250

SC/ST/PwD category candidates

Rs. 750

Rs. 1250

All other candidates

Rs. 1500

Rs. 2000

For Examination Centers outside India (All Candidates)

Addis Ababa, Colombo, Dhaka and Kathmandu

US$ 50

US$ 70

Dubai and Singapore

US$ 100

US$ 120

Required documents for GATE 2022

Candidates of GATE 2022 have to upload few documents in support of their candidature.   

Candidates must submit their degree certificate/provisional degree certificate/course completion certificate/membership certificate as issued by the responsible authorities. If any candidate is going to finish his/her degree in 2022 or later, then he/she should furnish their Provisional Certificate Letter (as issued by the Head of the Institute/Dean/Registrar/Head of Department) or a copy of the marks card for Section A of AMIE, etc.

Candidates belonging to PwD (Persons with Disabilities) category need to upload a PwD certificate issued by a concerned authority. Candidates having minimum of 40% impairment irrespective of the kind of disability will receive concession in the application fee. At the time of admission the GATE qualified candidates have to furnish the certificate at the allotted institution.

Candidates having any backlogs (failed subjects) in the subjects in their qualifying exams need to upload the copy of the mark sheet of the final year issued by the institute. Downloaded mark sheet will not be accepted under any circumstances.

SC/ST category candidates will have to upload a valid document in order to avail the concession.

Dyslexic candidates have to submit a certificate stating the same issued by the concerned authorities in order to get the services of a scribe.