GATE 2023: Registration, Notification, Application Form, Exam Date & More

GATE 2023 Registration began on August 30, 2022. All eligible candidates can fill GATE 2023 Application Form through GOAPS Portal (GATE Login) on the GATE official website. Applications will be accepted until September 30, 2022 (without late fee). IIT Kanpur also released the GATE 2023 Exam notification. The organising institute has published the notification PDF containing all the required details of the GATE Exam. IIT Kanpur has announced the GATE 2023 exam dates. GATE 2023 Exam notifications are updated here as per the GATE official website. Meanwhile, candidates can check the Exam Dates, Registration Fee, Exam Date, Exam Pattern, updated Syllabus and Two-Paper Combination.

GATE 2023, or Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering, is an upcoming national-level examination conducted jointly by the seven IITs (Bombay, Delhi, Guwahati, Kanpur, Kharagpur, Madras, and Roorkee) and the Indian Institute of Science (IISc), Bangalore. IIT Kanpur will conduct GATE 2023. The GATE 2023 Exam Notification is expected to be released in the first week of September 2022, along with the official brochure, exam date, and application form link.

GATE 2023 is based on a comprehensive understanding of the respective subjects. GATE 2023 will be conducted on 29 subjects tentatively by February 2023. GATE exam will be conducted across India in different cities listed below. It will be a Computed Based Test (CBT) online mode of examination.

In this Article:

GATE 2023 NotificationGATE 2023 Latest NewsGATE 2023 HighlightsGATE 2023 Important DatesVideo on GATE 2023 Complete ScheduleGATE 2023 ResourcesGATE 2023 RegistrationGATE 2023 Application Fee (Per Subject Paper)GATE 2023 Online ApplicationGATE 2023 Admit CardGATE 2023 Exam PatternGATE 2023 List of Subject CodesGATE 2023 Examination CitiesFrequently Asked Questions on GATE 2023

Qualifying GATE 2023 will make you eligible for higher studies or financial assistance for Master’s and Doctoral programs. Note that it does not ensure admission, scholarship, or jobs at PSUs. It entirely depends on the Institute’s admission criteria, which is also similar for PSU jobs. Explore Benefits of GATE Exam to know more in detail.

GATE 2023 Notification

Candidates can check the GATE Brochure to check and have a fair idea about the regular schedule and related information of the GATE Exam.

GATE 2023 Latest News:

  • The authorities have extended the Regular Registration date till 7th October, 2022. Registration with late fees is extended till 16th October, 2022.
  • A new exam centre is added at Ludhiana in the IIT Roorkee zone, and Puttur is removed from the IISc Bangalore zone.
  • GATE 2023 online application is open for registration now. Check GATE 2023 Application Form for more details.
  • IIT Kanpur has added 23 new cities/towns to the list of GATE exam centres. Check the list below.
  • GATE 2023 Brochure, along with the latest GATE 2023 Syllabus, Notifications, and GATE 2023 Important dates, has gone live on the official website.
  • IIT Kanpur has increased the GATE 2023 registration fee. The fee has been increased by 100 INR for female and ST/SC/PWD candidates and 200 INR for all other candidates, including foreigners. Check the details below.
  • GATE 2023 will be held on 4th, 5th, 11th, and 12th February, 2023.
  • In 2022, the authority has also added two new papers for GATE exams. Marine Engineering and Naval Architecture, as well as Geomatics Engineering, are the two new papers, thus making it 29 subjects for the GATE Exam.
  • GATE 2023 eligibility criteria have been extended to include any candidate who has already completed any government-approved degree program in Engineering / Technology / Architecture / Science / Commerce / Arts. Explore GATE Eligibility Criteria to know more.

GATE 2023 Highlights:


Full Form Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering
Organising Body IIT Kanpur
Mode of Application


Mode of Examination

Computer-based Test (Online)
Exam Frequency

Once a year

Exam Duration

3 hours (180 minutes)
Number of Subject Papers


Number of Questions

10 (General Aptitude) + 55 (Subject)= 65 
Question Type


Applications Per Year

Around 9 Lakhs
Official Website

GATE 2023 Important Dates:

Activity Day Date
Online Application Process Opens  Tuesday 30th August, 2022
Closing Date of REGULAR online registration/ application process Friday 30th September, 2022

4th October, 2022

7th October, 2022

Closing Date of EXTENDED online registration/ application process Friday 7th October, 2022

14th October, 2022

16th October, 2022

Modifications in GATE 2023 Application Friday to Friday 4th to 11th November, 2022
Availability of GATE Admit cards for download Tuesday 3rd January, 2023
GATE 2023 Examinations Saturday & Sunday 4th, 5th and 11th, 12th February, 2023
Candidate’s response available in Application portal Wednesday 15th February, 2023
Answer keys available on Application portal Tuesday 21st February, 2023
Submission of challenges by candidates on Answer Keys Wednesday to Saturday 22nd to 25th February, 2023
Announcement of Results for GATE 2023 Thursday 16th March, 2023
Availability of Score Card for download by candidates Tuesday 21st March, 2023

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GATE 2023 Resources

Here we have provided the GATE 2023 resources. Candidates can directly access it by clicking on the links below.

GATE Exam 2023 Registration

Registration for GATE 2023 has already begun on 30th August 2022. The registration is purely online. The last date for the online registration/application process was till the 30th of September (without late fee). However, the authorities have extended the regular registration date till 4th October, 2022. Candidates will also be allowed to apply for an extended period (7th October) by paying a late fee.

The following steps will walk you through the registration process.

  • Go to GOAPS Portal
  • Fill in the candidate’s name (as per valid ID proof)
  • Valid email ID
  • Country of residence
  • Mobile number
  • Password

Once your registration is successfully done, you will be provided with an enrolment ID. Note that verification of either your mobile number or the email ID is required to pay the application fees. The verification is done by sending OTP (One Time Password) to your email ID and mobile number.

GATE 2023 Application Fee (Per Subject Paper)

For Examination Centres in India

For Examination Centres in India

Regular Period (30th Aug to 7th Oct 2022)

During the Extended Period (7th Oct to 14th Oct 2022)

Female candidates (per paper)

₹ 850

₹ 1350

SC / ST / PwD* category candidates (per paper)

₹ 850

₹ 1350

All other candidates (per paper)

₹ 1700

₹ 2200

For Examination Centres outside India

For Examination Centres outside India Candidate Category Regular Period (30th Aug to 7th Oct 2022) During the Extended Period (7th Oct to 14th Oct 2022)
Group-1: Dhaka and Kahtmandu All candidates

including Female and SC/ST/ PwD

USD 100 USD 150
Group-2: Dubai and Singapore USD 200 USD 250

GATE 2023 Online Application

After completing the registration, the candidate must fill in the following details on the Application Form.

  • Candidates need to fill in the address for communication (including PIN code)
  • Eligibility degree details are required to be mentioned
  • College name and address of the institution with PIN code
  • GATE paper(s) (subject)
  • Choice(s) of GATE examination cities
  • A high-quality image of the candidate’s photograph
  • Good quality image of candidate’s signature
  • Scanned copy of valid photo Identity Document (ID), which you MUST carry to the examination hall
  • Scanned copy of Category (SC / ST) Certificate in pdf format to be uploaded (if applicable)
  • Scanned copy of PwD Certificate in pdf format (if applicable)
  • Scanned copy of Dyslexic Certificate in pdf format (if applicable)
  • Fee payment can be made through net-banking / debit card/credit card/wallet details

GATE 2023 Admit Card

GATE Admit Card will be available to download on the GATE 2023 official website on 3rd January 2023. Admit Cards will not be sent to your email ID or by post. Candidates must bring a printout of the downloaded Admit Card on the day of examination to their respective centres for verification purposes, along with their photo identity document (NO photocopy / scanned copy / NOT an expired document).

The candidate’s photograph and signature images must be clear and legible. The photograph in the Admit Card and photo Identity document should match the candidate’s appearance.

GATE 2023 Exam Pattern

IIT Kanpur will publish the GATE 2023 exam pattern very soon. All the particulars and details are given below.

Particulars Details
Examination Mode Computer Based Test (CBT)
Duration 3 Hours
Number of Subjects (Papers) 29
Sections General Aptitude (GA) +

Candidate’s Selected Subject

Type of Questions (a) Multiple-Choice Questions (MCQ)

(b) Multiple-Select Questions (MSQ) and/or

Numerical Answer Type (NAT) Questions

Questions for testing these abilities Recall



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 a 1-mark MCQ, 1/3 mark

will be deducted for a wrong answer. Likewise,

for a 2-mark MCQ, 2/3 mark will be deducted for a

wrong answer

GATE 2023 Marking Scheme

Paper Code















15 85 100 180
AR [Part A + Part B1 or B2

(B1: Architecture or B2: Planning)]

15 60 + 25 100 180
GE [Part A + Part B (Section I or Section II)] 15 55 + 30 100 180
GG [Part A + Part B (Section 1: Geology or

Section 2: Geophysics)]

15 25 + 60 100 180
XE (Section A + Any TWO Sections) 15 15 + (2 x 35) 100 180
XH (Section B1 + Any ONE Section) 15 25 + 60 100 180
XL (Section P + Any TWO Sections) 15 25 + (2 x 30) 100 180

GATE 2023 List of Subject Codes:

GATE 2023 will be conducted in 29 different subjects listed below.

GATE Paper Code GATE Paper Code
Aerospace Engineering AE Instrumentation Engineering IN
Agricultural Engineering AG Mathematics MA
Architecture and Planning AR Mechanical Engineering ME
Biomedical Engineering BM Mining Engineering MN
Biotechnology BT Metallurgical Engineering MT
Civil Engineering CE Naval Architecture and Marine


Chemical Engineering CH Petroleum Engineering PE
Computer Science and Information


CS Physics PH
Chemistry CY Production and Industrial


Electronics and Communication


EC Statistics ST
Electrical Engineering EE Textile Engineering and

Fibre Science

Environmental Science &


ES Engineering Sciences XE*
Ecology and Evolution EY Humanities & Social Sciences XH**
Geomatics Engineering GE Life Sciences XL***
Geology and Geophysics GG

Generally, GATE papers have a format of 15 marks for General Aptitude and 85 marks for the particular Subject. XE* (Engineering Sciences), XH** (Humanities & Social Sciences), XL*** (Life Sciences) have multiple optional sections, which are listed below.

XE* Paper Sections


XH** Paper



XL*** Paper



Engineering Mathematics

(Compulsory) (15 marks)

A Reasoning and

Comprehension (Compulsory)

(25 marks)

B1 Chemistry


(25 marks)

Any TWO optional

Sections (2 x 35 = 70 marks)

Any ONE optional

Section (60 marks)

Any TWO optional

Sections (2 x 30 = 60


Fluid Mechanics B Economics C1 Biochemistry Q
Materials Science C English C2 Botany R
Solid Mechanics D Linguistics C3 Microbiology S
Thermodynamics E Philosophy C4 Zoology T
Polymer Science and


F Psychology C5 Food


Food Technology G Sociology C6
Atmospheric and

Oceanic Sciences


Explore GATE Exam Subjects to know more in detail.

GATE 2023 Examination Cities

GATE 2023 has divided exam cities zone-wise. A candidate is allowed to choose THREE cities from the list of examination cities. If a candidate chooses a particular city, the other two options must be only from the same GATE 2023 zone.

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Tentative List of Zone-Wise GATE 2023 Examination Cities are given below:

Zonal GATE Office No. of Cities Tentative List of Exam Cities
IISc Bangalore 26 Andhra Pradesh: Ananthapuramu, Kurnool

Kerala: Angamaly, Kannur, Kasaragod, Kozhikode, Malappuram, Palakkad, Pathanamthitta, Payyanur, Thrissur, Vatakara, Wayanad

Karnataka: Bagalkot, Ballari (Bellary), Belagavi (Belgaum), Bengaluru North, Bengaluru South, Bidar, Chikkballapur, Chikkamagaluru, Davanagere, Hassan, Hubballi (Hubli)/Dharwad, Kalaburagi (Gulbarga), Kolar, Mandya , Mangaluru, Manipal, Mysuru (Mysore), Shivamogga (Shimoga), Tumakuru

Telangana: Hyderabad, Medak, Nalgonda

Andaman and Nicobar: Port Blair

IIT Bombay 30 Gujarat: Ahmedabad, Anand, Bhavnagar, Bhuj, Gandhinagar, Jamnagar , Mehsana, Rajkot, Surat, Vadodara, Vapi

Maharashtra: Ahmednagar, Akola, Ambajogai, Amravati, Aurangabad, Baramati, Bhusawal, Dhule, Jalgaon, Kolhapur, Latur, Mumbai, Nagpur, Nanded, Nashik, Navi-Mumbai-Thane, Panvel-Raigad, Pune, Ratnagiri, Sangamner-Loni-Shirdi, Sangli, Satara, Solapur, Vasai-Palghar, Wardha, Yavatmal

Goa: Goa

IIT Delhi 17 Haryana: Faridabad, Gurugram, Hisar

Jammu and Kashmir: Jammu-Samba, Srinagar

Ladakh: Leh

Madhya Pradesh: Indore, Ujjain

New Delhi: New Delhi

Rajasthan: Ajmer, Bikaner, Jaipur, Jodhpur, Kota, Sikar, Udaipur

Uttar Pradesh: Greater NOIDA, Mathura

IIT Guwahati 18 Arunachal Pradesh: Itanagar

Assam: Dibrugarh, Guwahati, Jorhat, Silchar, Tezpur

Bihar: Bhagalpur, Muzaffarpur, Patna, Purnea

Jharkhand: Bokaro Steel City, Dhanbad

Manipur: Imphal

Meghalaya: Shillong

Mizoram: Aizawl

Nagaland: Dimapur-Kohima

Sikkim: Gangtok

Tripura: Agartala

West Bengal: Asansol-Durgapur, Burdwan, Kalyani, Siliguri

IIT Kanpur 12 Madhya Pradesh: Bhopal, Gwalior, Jabalpur, Sagar, Satna

Uttar Pradesh: Agra, Aligarh, Allahabad, Ayodhya, Bareilly, Gorakhpur, Jhansi, Kanpur, Lucknow, Varanasi

IIT Kharagpur 24 Andhra Pradesh: Eluru, Kakinada, Rajamahendravaram (Rajahmundry), Srikakulam, Tadepalligudem, Vijayawada, Visakhapatnam, Vizianagaram

Chhattisgarh: Bhilai, Bilaspur, Raipur

Jharkhand: Hazaribag, Jamshedpur, Ranchi

Odisha: Balasore, Berhampur, Bhubaneswar, Cuttack, Puri, Rourkela, Sambalpur

West Bengal: Baharampur-Murshidabad, Bankura, Howrah, Hooghly, Kharagpur, Kolaghat, Kolkata

IIT Madras 34 Andhra Pradesh: Chirala, Chittoor, Gudur, Guntur, Kadapa, Nellore, Ongole, Tirupati

Kerala: Alappuzha, Aluva-Ernakulam, Attingal, Chengannur, Kanjirapally, Kollam, Kothamangalam, Kottayam, Muvattupuzha, Thiruvananthapuram

Pondicherry: Puducherry

Tamilnadu: Chennai South, Chennai West, Coimbatore, Cuddalore, Dindigul, Kanyakumari-Nagercoil, Madurai, Namakkal, Salem, Thanjavur, Thoothukudi, Tiruchirapalli, Tirunelveli, Vellore, Virudhunagar

Telangana: Adilabad, Karimnagar, Khammam, Kodad, Kothagudem, Nizamabad, Suryapet, Warangal

IIT Roorkee 15 Haryana: Ambala, Kurukshetra

Himachal Pradesh: Bilaspur, Hamirpur, Kangra, Shimla, Solan

Punjab: Amritsar, Bathinda, Jalandhar, Ludhiana, Mohali-Chandigarh, Patiala

Uttar Pradesh: Ghaziabad, Meerut, Moradabad, Muzaffarnagar, NOIDA

Uttarakhand: Dehradun, Haldwani, Roorkee

International Centres 4 Bangladesh: Dhaka

UAE: Dubai

Nepal: Kathmandu

Malaysia: Kuala Lumpur

Maldives: Male

Mauritius: Port Louis

Singapore: Singapore

Bhutan: Thimphu

Frequently Asked Questions on GATE 2023

When should I apply for GATE 2023??

IIT Kapur will begin the GATE 2023 registration on 30th August.

What are the changes in GATE 2023?

Application fees for both national and international students have been increased. GATE 2023 will be conducted at four international exam centres: Dhaka, Kathmandu, Dubai, and Singapore.

Is there any age limit to appear in GATE 2023?

No, there is no age limit to appear in GATE 2023.

Can I appear for any GATE 2023 paper?

Yes, but the candidate must select subjects appropriate to their qualifying degree.

Can I use one email to fill up multiple application forms?

No, you can fill up only one application form with a single email.