GATE 2022 Application Process - Dates, Eligibility, Fee, Documents

Last Modified: 14 May 2024

The online GATE 2022 registration form has been released by the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Kharagpur on 2nd September 2021. Candidates who were interested to fill the online application form for the Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering (GATE) 2022 exam could explore the official website which is to submit their entry. Candidates must remind that they were eligible to submit applications for GATE 2022 till 30th September 2021 without any late fee. More than this, one could submit the GATE 2022 application form with a late fee on or before 7th October 2021. Check GATE 2022 Application Form details, application process, fees, documents needed, etc from this page.

Latest Notification for GATE 2022 Application Form –

  • As per the released notification, IIT Kharagpur GATE 2022 registration deadline was 30th September 2021.
  • Candidates were advised to visit the IIT Kharagpur official website i.e. to fill out the online application form for GATE 2022.
  • More than this, the last date to submit the GATE 2022 application form with a late fee of ₹ 500 was 07th October 2021.

GATE is conducted jointly by the Indian Institute of Science (IISc), Bangalore and the seven Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs) located at Delhi, Mumbai, Kanpur, Kharagpur, Guwahati, Madras, and Roorkee. This year, IIT Kharagpur takes up the command and will conduct the GATE 2022 examination on 5th, 6th, 12th and 13th February 2022.

Documents required for filling the GATE application form

Candidates are advised to keep the following documents ready before filling out the GATE 2022 application form. This will help in filling the form in one go.

  • Valid ID proof such as PAN Card, Passport, Aadhaar, Voter ID, Driving License, College ID, or Employee ID. The candidate needs to fill in the details of any one of the ID documents in the online application form and carry the same in original to the examination hall on the day of examination along with the GATE 2022 admit card.
  • A valid email Id and working mobile number (personal). All updates related to the exam will be notified through email/SMS.
  • Scanned image of the candidate’s recent passport size photograph. As per the official notification, the photograph must be coloured taken after 1st August 2021 in a professional studio. The photograph should be in JPEG format in standard dimensions 3.5 cm x 4.5 cm (Width x Height). The maximum resolution of the scanned image should be 480x640 pixels, and the minimum resolution should be 240x320 pixels.
  • Scanned image of the candidate’s signature in JPEG format. Maximum image resolution should be 160x560 pixels, and minimum image resolution should be 80x280 pixels. Check out detailed Photograph and Signature requirements.
  • Scanned image of Eligibility Certificate in PDF format. The format for the Provision certificate is given in ‘Appendix A’ of the official notification.
  • Scanned image of category certificate (SC/ST) (if applicable) in PDF format
  • Scanned image of PWD certificate (if applicable) in PDF format
  • Scanned image of the Dyslexia certificate (if applicable) in PDF format
  • Details of Net Banking, Debit Card, or Credit Card.
  • Decide on the choices for GATE examination cities.
  • Address for correspondence (including PIN)

GATE 2022 Application Process

GATE 2022 application process will be ONLINE and candidates have to submit the form only through the official GOAPS portal. Here is the step-by-step application form filling process for the exam which can be completed in two parts:

  • Registration for the GATE 2022 exam
  • Filling the GATE 2022 Application Form

Registering for GATE 2022 Exam

  • Go to the official website of IIT Kharagpur -
  • Click on the ‘Click here to apply online’ button on the home page.
  • You will be redirected to the GOAPS portal, which is the only official portal for GATE online application submission. GOAPS stands for GATE Online Application Processing System. All communication related to the GATE exam such as admit card availability, result announcement, etc. will be exchanged here.
  • Click on New User? Register Here link at the bottom of the page.
  • Enter your name as mentioned on your qualifying degree certificate. Do not use any prefix/title such as Mr/Mrs/Shri/Smt/Dr, etc. before your name. GATE scorecard will be issued as per the name entered here.
  • Click on the ‘Confirm’ button and enter details such as email id, mobile number, country of residence, and set a password.
  • Check the information and click on the ‘Submit’ button.
  • You will receive the enrolment ID through SMS and email message on successful registration.

Filling the GATE Application Form

  • Go to the GOAPS login window.
  • Enter your enrollment ID, password, and solve the arithmetic expression.
  • Click on the ‘Submit’ button.
  • Complete the application form by filling in details such as personal details, qualifying degree details, exam details (paper, country, city), etc.
  • Upload scanned images of documents such as photos, signatures, eligibility documents, and category certificates (if applicable).
  • Save all the details and view the application form. If any information is incorrect; edit it, else proceed to the payment option.
  • Choose from the payment options available and continue the process.
  • After final submission, download the completed GATE application form and take a printout.

IIT Kharagpur will also release a flow chart for filling the GATE 2022 online application form for easy understanding. It will be updated here.

Important Note: Any changes in the paper/subject elected for the GATE 2022 examination will not be permitted after the submission of the application form. Candidates must submit only one application form as they are permitted to appear for only one paper. If more than one application form is submitted, only one form will be considered, and the application fee for the other forms will not be refunded.

GATE 2022 Application Fee

The application fee can be paid online through net banking, debit card, or credit card. The application fee is NON-REFUNDABLE and NON-TRANSFERABLE. Additional bank charges/processing charges are to be paid by the candidate. Here are the details of the GATE 2022 application fee:

For Examination Centres in India


On or before 30th September 2021

During the extended period

SC/ST/PWD candidates

₹ 750

₹ 1250

Female candidates

₹ 750

₹ 1250

All other categories

₹ 1500

₹ 2000

For Examination Centres Outside India (all categories)

Examination Cities

On or before 30th September 2021

During the extended period

Addis Ababa, Colombo, Dhaka and Kathmandu

US$ 50

US$ 70

Dubai and Singapore

US$ 100

US$ 120

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Application Scrutiny and Correction

Application forms submitted for the GATE 2022 exam will be scrutinised for uploaded documents viz. scanned images of photograph, signature, and eligibility document. Any defects in the application form will be intimated to the candidates through email/SMS and can be corrected within the stipulated time. You can check the status of your application anytime at the GOAPS portal.

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Eligibility for GATE 2022

Candidates must ensure that they meet the eligibility criteria before applying for the exam. If any discrepancy is found in the candidate’s eligibility, the candidature will be cancelled at any stage of the examination process. Here are the eligibility details for the GATE 2022 exam:

Qualification Criteria

Qualifying Degree

Qualifying Degree / Examination

Description of Eligible Candidates

Year of Qualification
not later than

B.E./ B.Tech./ B.Pharm.

Bachelor’s degree holders in Engineering/Technology (4 years after 10+2 or 3 years after B.Sc./Diploma in Engineering /Technology)

Passed or appearing in the final year


B. Arch.

Bachelor’s degree holders of Architecture (5 years course)

Passed or appearing in the final year


B.Sc. (Research)/ B.S.

Bachelor’s degree in Science (Post-Diploma/4 years after 10+2)

Passed or appearing in the final year


MCA/ M. Sc./ M.A. or equivalent

Master’s degree in any branch of Science/ Computer Applications/ Mathematics/Statistics/ or equivalent

Passed or appearing in the final year


Pharm. D. (after 10+2)

6 years program (including internship or residency training during the sixth year)

Appearing in the 4th/ 5th/6th year or already completed


Integrated M.Sc./ Integrated B.S.-M.S.

Integrated M.Sc. or 5 years integrated B.S.-M.S. program

Passed or appearing in the final year


Integrated M.E./ M.Tech. or Dual Degree(after Diploma or 10+2)

Integrated Master’s degree program or Dual Degree program in Engineering/Technology (5 years program)

Currently in the 4th/5th year or already completed


Integrated M.E./ M.Tech. (Post-B.Sc.)

Post-BSc Integrated Master’s degree programs in Engineering/Technology (4 years program)

Currently in the 2nd/ 3rd/4th year or already completed


Professional Society Examinations*
(equivalent to B.Tech./ B.Arch./ B.E.)

B.E./B.Tech./B.Arch. equivalent examinations of Professional Societies, recognised by MHRD/AICTE/ UPSC (e.g., AMIE by Institution of Engineers-India, AMICE by the Institute of Civil Engineers-India and so on)

Completed Section A or equivalent of such professional courses


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*List of Professional Societies which conducts Engineering Examinations

  • The Institution of Engineers (India) (IE)
  • The Indian Institute of Industrial Engineers (IIE)
  • The Aeronautical Society of India (AeSI)
  • The Indian Institute of Metals (IIM)
  • The Institution of Civil Engineers (ICE)
  • The Indian Institute of Chemical Engineers, including Polymer and Environmental Group (IIChemE)
  • The Institution of Electronics and Telecommunication Engineers (IETE)

Examinations conducted by the above societies must be approved by MHRD/AICTE.

Age Limit:

There is no age limit for the GATE 2022 examination.

GATE Exam 2022 - Important Dates

The GATE 2022 schedule is now available on the official website. Check the complete dates of the GATE 2022 Application form and exam dates here:

GATE Exam 2022 Events

Dates to be Remembered

GATE online application process begins

02nd September 2021

Last date for submission of online application form

30th September 2021

Last date to apply with late fee of ₹ 500

07th October 2021

Last date to make changes in the application form

15th November 2021

Availability of e-admit card

03rd January 2022

GATE 2022 Examination

Forenoon: 9:00 AM to 12:00 Noon

Afternoon: 2:30 PM to 5:30 PM

5th, 6th, 12th, and 13th February 2022

Result announcement

17th March 2022

Availability of online GATE 2022 scorecard

March to May 2022

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GATE 2022 Exam Pattern and Syllabus

GATE 2022 examination will be conducted for 29 papers/ subjects and candidates can appear only for one paper/subject. The exam will be conducted through online mode where a total of 65 questions will be asked carrying a maximum of 100 marks. The total duration of the Computer Based Test will be 3 hours. Multiple Choice Questions (MCQs) and Numerical Answer Type (NAT) questions will be asked in all the papers. There will be negative marking for wrong answers in MCQs; however, no negative marking in NAT questions.

The GATE 2022 exam syllabus for all papers will be available on the official GATE website. Candidates can download the same and start with their preparation.

GATE 2022 Scorecard

- The GATE 2022 scorecard will be made available on the GOAPS portal in the month of March 2022.

- The scorecard will remain available until May 2022.

- Candidates who require the soft copy of their GATE scorecard after May and till December 2022, can obtain the same by paying 500/-.

- No hard copy of the GATE scorecard will be sent to any candidate.

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