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GATE 2023 Official Notification | Important Dates for GATE 2023

Updated: Jul 29, 2022

IIT Kanpur has released a list of important dates like the registration date, admit card download date, exam dates, etc. related to the GATE 2023 examination. In this blog, we will see all the important dates that are released by the IIT Kanpur and other important aspects of the GATE 2023 exam.

GATE 2023 Important Dates
GATE 2023 Important Dates

GATE 2023 Conducting Body

GATE exam is conducted by IITs. Each year different IITs take up the role of conducting the exam. Conducting the exam comprises everything from the initial announcement to the release of the GATE scorecard. GATE 2023 is being conducted by IIT Kanpur.

GATE 2023: Important Dates

Below shared are the important dates as announced by the IIT Kanpur.



30th August 2022

Opening date of online application

30th September 2022

Closing date of regular application

7th October 2022

End of extended period (with late fee)

3rd January 2023

Availability of GATE admit cards for download

4th, 5th, 11th & 12th February 2023

Exam dates

15th February 2023

Candidate's response available on the application portal

21st February 2023

Answer keys available on the application portal

22nd to 25th February 2023

Submission of challenges by candidates on answer keys

16th March 2023

Announcement of results for GATE 2023

22nd March 2023

Scorecard available for download

The most important dates out of the above-given dates are:

  • 30th August 2022 - Opening date of online application

  • 30th September 2022 - Closing date of online application

  • 3rd January 2023 - Admit cards

  • 4th, 5th, 11th & 12th February - Exam dates

Below given are some of the other useful information on GATE 2023. We had already posted a blog on GATE 2023, do check that out for more detailed insights.

GATE 2023 Exam Pattern

GATE exam will be conducted as an ONLINE Computer Based Test (CBT) in specific exam centers only. The online examination papers will contain some questions,

(i) Multiple Choice Question (MCQ) type, where only one option out of four options is correct.

(ii) Multiple Select Question (MSQ) type, where one or more than one option out of four options is/are correct,

(iii) Numerical Answers Type (NAT) where the answer must be keyed in by the candidate using a virtual keypad.

One more thing to note is, that no calculators will be allowed, instead, the candidates can use an on-screen virtual calculator provided for the examination.

GATE 2023 Papers Available

Every year, the GATE exam may or may not modify the exam papers. But, there are some standard sets of papers that will for sure appear in GATE 2023. The same is listed below.

  • Aerospace Engineering

  • Agricultural Engineering

  • Architecture and Planning

  • Biomedical Engineering

  • Biotechnology

  • Civil Engineering

  • Chemical Engineering

  • Computer Science and Information Technology

  • Chemistry

  • Electronics and Communication Engineering

  • Electrical Engineering

  • Environmental Science and Engineering

  • Ecology and Evolution

  • Geomatics Engineering

  • Geology and Geophysics

  • Instrumentation Engineering

  • Mathematics

  • Mechanical Engineering

  • Mining Engineering

  • Metallurgical Engineering

  • Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering

  • Petroleum Engineering

  • Physics

  • Production and Industrial Engineering

  • Statistics

  • Textile Engineering and Fibre Science

  • Engineering Sciences

  • Humanities & Social Sciences

  • Life Sciences

GATE 2023 FAQs

Let us now clarify some of the frequently asked questions (tentative as per previous year notifications)

1. Is there any age limit to appear for the GATE exam?

NO. There is NO age limit to appear for GATE 2022.

2. Are there any restrictions on the number of times one can appear for GATE?

NO. One can appear for the GATE examination any number of times.

3. Can I appear in any of the GATE 2023 papers?

Although the candidate is free to choose any of the papers (up to two from the given combinations), the candidate should select a paper appropriate to the discipline of the qualifying degree.

4. If I have not uploaded the photograph as per the specifications mentioned, will my application be rejected?

YES, without a proper photograph, the application will be rejected.

5. If I have not uploaded a signature as per the specifications mentioned, will my application be rejected?

YES, without a proper signature, the application will be rejected.

6. Do I need to fill out two forms to appear in two papers?

NO. The two papers option may be selected based on the given set of combinations in a SINGLE form only.

7. When will I receive my Admit Card?

Admit Card can ONLY be downloaded from the GATE 2022 website from the first week of January 2023. Admit Cards will NOT be sent by post or as an e-mail attachment.

8. Will I be provided with any white paper for rough work and calculations during the examination?

Only one scribble pad at any point of time will be provided to the candidate that can be used to do the rough work. To obtain a second scribble pad, the candidate MUST return the first scribble pad. The candidates have to return any scribble pad in their possession at the end of the examination. The virtual scientific calculator will be available on the computer screen.

9. Will there be any arrangement at the examination centre for the safe keeping of my personal items such as my mobile phone?

NO. Such arrangements will not be made at the examination centre. If a candidate brings personal belongings including mobile phones, they have to be kept outside the examination hall at the candidate’s own risk. The GATE officials are not responsible for the safe keeping of your personal items.

10. Is there a relaxation in qualifying marks and fees for the EWS (Economically weaker section) candidates?

The application fee for EWS candidates will be the same as that of General candidates, however, the qualifying mark is 90% of that of the General candidates.

11. What will happen if I am not able to produce an EWS certificate at the time of admission/counselling etc.?

If you are not having a valid EWS certificate at the time of admission/counselling/recruitment, you will be considered a general category candidate. However, GATE has nothing to do with subsequent admission or the recruitment process.

Do go through the attached video for more insights and ideas.

Hope we had covered all the necessary aspects of important dates as announced by the IIT Kanpur. Until the detailed notification arrives, one can check out the syllabus of civil, environmental, and geomatics papers posted in our APSEd blogs.



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