IIT Kharagpur has commenced the GATE 2022 registration today i.e. September 02, 2021, for all the eligible candidates. The candidates who are interested can fill the online application form at gate.iitkgp.ac.in. The regular application process will end on September 30, 2021, while the registration application with a late fee will end on October 01, 2021. As per the official schedule, GATE 2022 admit card is going to release on January 03, 2022. The Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering is scheduled for February 5, 6, 12 and 13, 2022.
The candidates who successfully clear the exam are eligible to take up admission in Masters and Doctoral programmes of Engineering/Science subjects. Along with this, the GATE scorecard is also applicable against the recruitment released by top PSUs.
Those who have completed graduation or are in the third or higher years in the domain of engineering, architecture, science, commerce are eligible to apply. There is no age limit per se to apply for the exam.
From 2022 onwards, GATE authorities have introduced two news subject papers, Geomatics Engineering and Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering. The candidate can opt for a combination of two papers at a time if appearing for the GATE 2022 exam. Also, the scorecard of GATE 2022 will be valid for at least 3 years i.e. till 2025.
GATE 2022 is a 3-hour duration computer-based test. A total of 65 questions are asked in the exam out of which 15 questions are from the GA section and the remaining 50 questions from the subject chosen by the candidate. The total marks for each group account for 100 marks, and the questions are of either 1 mark or 2 marks. For the 1 marks question, a deduction of 1/3rd of the total marks is applicable but for 2 marks questions, a deduction of ⅔ rd of total marks will be done in case of wrong answers. The questions will be partially in the form of MCQ and partially as Numerical based questions.
As of now, GATE 2022 is providing admission in around 29 papers.
How to fill GATE 2022 online application form?
Step 1: Visit the official application portal of GATE 2022, gate.iitkgp.ac.in
Step 2: Next, click on Apply now and commence the registration process by entering the candidate’s name, email id, mobile number, country, password etc.
Step 3: Post this log in with generated enrollment id and password
Step 4: On the next page, choose the paper choices to appear for the GATE 2022 examination i.e. at least 2 and exam cities.
Step 5: Thereafter, enter the personal details asked i.e. category, dob, id proof etc and after this fill the address page.
Step 6: After verifying these details, mention the educational qualification in detail and then proceed to the upload page.
Step 7: On the upload page, upload scanned copies of the candidate’s photograph, id proof and signature.
Step 8: In the end, pay the application fee relevant to the papers chosen via any payment channel and save a copy of the application form for future reference.
The application fee is Rs 1500 for unreserved, EWS, OBC candidates, Rs 750 for females, SC, ST, PWD candidates. A late fine of Rs 500 will be applicable if candidates apply after the last date.
Documents required for GATE 2022 registration
The candidates need to keep the following documents handy while filling the GATE 2022 application form:
- Colour copy of photo identity proof (Aadhaar-UID (preferable), Passport, PAN Card, Voter ID and Driving License)
- Passport size photograph (3.5 cm x 4.5 cm) in the prescribed limit of 20kb to 200kb.
- Signature in the prescribed limit of 5kb to 200kb
- Category certificate (if applicable)
- Physical disability certificate (if applicable)
- Dyslexia certificate (if applicable)