GATE Exam Details 202- Gateway to Higher Education

GATE (Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering) is another reputed examination in India for higher education.

This is a national-level exam being conducted by the GATE Committee having members from IISC, Bangalore, and other IITs on behalf of the National Coordinating Board, Department of Education, and Ministry of Human Resources Development.

The GATE score is valid for a couple of years, and you can use the score to enroll in the Master’s program and for public sector units.

There are many PSUs who now consider the GATE score for the initial evaluation of the openings. Since then the value has increased a lot, and multiple people appear for the examination. This is the reason the GATE Cutoff is going high.

Recently, there have been some changes in the exam pattern, and one should prepare for it well.

Here I am going to share some important information about the GATE exam.

Applicability of GATE Score

Here are some of the institutions where GATE scores are valid-

  • Tech – Campus placements in National and International private or public companies
  • Several reputed PSUs and research organizations recruit on the basis of the GATE Exam Score. i.e. IOCL, NTPC, BHEL, PGCIL, BARC,
  • Teaching: Professor, Asst. Professor at IITs, NITs, reputed educational institutes,
  • Junior Research Fellow: ISRO, DRDO, BARC, CSIR, IITs,
  • Senior Research Fellow: ISRO, DRDO, BARC, CSIR, IITs,
  • Junior Research Associates/ Senior Project Associates
  • Scientists “C” grade jobs
  • A career in Research & Development
  • Technical value addition
  • Expertise in subject/domain specialization

Exam Pattern




No. of



Marks Per






General Aptitude1 to 5515





1 to 2525125
26 to 5530260
Total Questions: 65Total Marks: 100Total Duration: 3 hours
Technical Section:


70 marks

General Aptitude: 15 marksEngineering Mathematics:


15 marks

25 marks to 40 marks will be allotted to Numeric Answer Type Questions

This is the probable categorization of marks and students are advised to check the official notification for the same.

Also, as the exam contains negative marking and so you should take care of it. Here are the details for negative marks-

Negative Marking
Questions TypeMarksNegative Marking
Multiple Choice Questions (MCQs)1 mark0.33
2 marks0.66
Numerical Answer Questions1 markNil
2 marksNil

Exam Schedule

As per the official notification by GATE authority, here are the schedules of the exams as per the paper-

Events Dates                                                                                     (Announced)
GATE 2023 Online Application Form Opens                          August 2023
Last Date for Submission of Application                                 September 2023
Last date for registration (with late fee) is October 2023
Last Date for Requesting Change of Examination City        November 2023
Mock Test Release                                                                       3rd week of November
Admit Card Downloading                                                           Starts 4th January 2024
GATE Aptitude Test                                                                      February 2024
Answer Key Release                                                                      Within a few days after the examination
The announcement of Results on 16th March 2024
Score Card Release                                                                      March 2024


This was all about the GATE exam. If you’re preparing for the GATE 2023, it’s time to be serious about the revision and working on weak points by using these Competitive exams preparation apps.

We wish you good luck with the exam!

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