GATE 2022 will be organised by IIT Kharagpur for all the eligible candidates, the decision was taken in the National Coordination Board (NCB)-GATE meeting. Apart from this two more important decisions regarding the 2022 session of the competitive examination got a green signal from the board. The first one is adding two more papers i.e. Naval Architecture & Marine Engineering and Geomatics engineering in the GATE 2022 examination. The decision was taken after the Ministry of Shipping stressed the same. The IIT Bombay did the same in the year 2021 session wherein two papers from the Art background i.e. Humanities and Environmental Science was held for the students. Post this decision, now the GATE examination will have 29 papers.
The other significant decision that was taken during the high-level meeting was increasing the number of test centres for the GATE aspirants. Amidst the pandemic, the limited number of test centre is posing a big problem for the candidates who belong to small cities and districts of the states. Hence, to cope up with this problem the authorities have opened new test centres in Shirdi, Latur, Akola, and Dhule. The meeting also recommended adding more centres in the future such that the test centres don’t find any problem in going up for the test. In addition to this, the candidates who are currently in the third year of their course are also eligible to apply.
The GATE exam is a popular examination taken up by candidates willing to pursue PG from IIT colleges. The exam is however very tough and the basic prerequisite to enroll for the test is having a B. Tech or B.E. or B.Sc degree in any of the subjects. As per the exam pattern, the examination is conducted in an online or computer-based format. The paper has two sections i.e. questions based on Core engineering and General Aptitude & Engineering Mathematics.
The questions asked in the examination will be objective in nature and the candidates have to mark the correct option out of all the options available. The total questions asked in the examination will be 65 in number and the total duration to complete the examination will be three hours.
As per the official result of GATE 2021, 1.26 lakh candidates have successfully qualified for the examination. The candidates who have completed the examination will be asked to apply for M. Tech courses in different disciplines as offered by different IIT colleges.