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GATE 2023: Registration link active; check eligibility criteria, exam date, number of papers, conducting IIT

GATE 2023 registration: The GATE admit cards will be available from January 3, 2023. The applicants will be able to fill the applications at IIT-Kanpur has added 23 new cities/towns to ensure that students do not have to travel too far.

GATE 2023 | GATE 2023 Registration | GATE 2023 ApplicationGATE 2023 Exam Registration: The entrance test will be held in February. (Photo credit: IIT-Kanpur team)

GATE 2023 Application Process Starts: The Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering will be conducted by the Indian Institute of Kanpur (IIT-Kanpur) on February 4, 5, 11 and 12, 2023. The online application link has been made active. The last date to fill the online applications for GATE 2023 is September 30 but applicants will get an extension along with late fees to submit the application till October 7.

The GATE admit cards will be available from January 3, 2023. The applicants will be able to fill the applications at IIT-Kanpur has added 23 new cities/towns to ensure that students do not have to travel too far.

GATE 2023 Registration: Important dates

Opening date of online application- August 30, 2022

Closing date of online application- September 30, 2022

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Closing date of extended application process with late fees- October 7, 2022

Modifications in applications- November 4, 2022 to November 11, 2022

Availability of admit cards for download- January 3, 2023

GATE Exam 2023- February 4, 5, 11 and 12

Candidate’s response available in Application portal- February 15, 2023

Answer keys available on application portal- Febraury 21, 2023

Submission of challenges on answer keys by the applicants- February 22, 2023 to February 25, 2023

Announcement of result for GATE 2023- March 16, 2023

Availability of score-card for download- March 21, 2023

GATE 2023- Eligibility criteria

Any applicant currently studying in the third or higher years of any undergraduate degree programme can apply for GATE 2023. Or, the applicant has completed any government-approved degree program in domains including Engineering, Technology, Architecture, Science, Commerce or Arts are eligible for appearing in the examination.

Applicants can check the eligibility criteria on:-


GATE 2023- Subjects

GATE 2023 will be conducted for 29 papers. An applicant can choose one paper or up to two papers, however, they are allowed to select the second paper from the defined two paper combination list.

The subjects lists are available on:-

In order to download the syllabus, the applicants have to click on the subject paper mentioned in the list.


GATE 2023- Paper Pattern

The paper would be for 100 marks, in case an applicant is appearing for two papers each would be 100 marks. The paper will have General Aptitude (GA) for 15 marks, it will be common for all papers. And, 85 marks will be allotted to rest of the paper covering the respective syllabus. 

The examination will be conducted for 3 hours. There will be three types of questions- Multiple Choice Questions, Multiple Select Questions and Numerical Answer Type. There will be a total of 65 questions (10 GA + 55 subject).

There will be negative marking for wrong answers in MCQs and no negative marks for wrong answers in MSQ or NAT.

The applicants can check the detailed question paper pattern from:-

Previous year papers are also available on the website at:-

GATE 2023: FAQs

Which IIT is conducting GATE 2023?

IIT Kanpur is conducting GATE 2023.

When GATE exam is conducted in 2023?

GATE 2023 will be held from February 4, 5, 11 and 12

How long is the GATE score valid?


GATE score card remains valid for three years since its issuance. The GATE aspirants, in case not satisfied with the results, can appear for the exams next year.

GATE 2023- Cities

There are a total of 8 zones for the convenience of applicants. The zones will help applicants from across the country regarding various queries and other issues. The zones are IISc Bangalore (37 cities), IIT Bombay (38 cities), IIT Delhi (18 cities), IIT Guwahati (22 cities), IIT Kanpur (15 cities), IIT Kharagpur (27 cities), IIT Madras (42 cities), IIT Roorkee (20 cities). 


An applicant can choose up to three cities but they should be from the same zone. The institute has added 23 new cities/towns to ensure that students do not have to travel too far. With the addition of these new cities, GATE 2023 will now be conducted in 219 cities across India. 

GATE also have 8 international centres in Bangladesh, UAE, Nepal, Malaysia, Maldives, Mauritius, Singapore and Bhutan.  The applicant can check the list of cities at:-


Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering

It is a national level examination that tests the comprehensive knowledge of undergraduate subjects from the fields of Engineering, Technology, Architecture, Science, Commerce and Arts. The examination is conducted by seven IITs and IISc Bangalore on a rotational basis. It is conducted on the behalf of National Co-ordination Board- GATE, Department of Higher Education, Ministry of Education (MoE), Government of India (GoI)

First published on: 29-08-2022 at 16:19 IST
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