Somatirtha Purohit

The Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Kanpur will organise the Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering (GATE) 2023. GATE 2023 exam will be conducted on February 4, 5, 11 and 12.

GATE 2023 registration will commence in the first week of September this year. 

Candidates will be able to register on the official website -

Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering (GATE) is a national examination conducted jointly by Indian Institute of Science (IISc) Bangalore and seven Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs) at Bombay, Delhi, Guwahati, Kanpur, Kharagpur, Madras and Roorkee on behalf of National Coordination Board (NCB)-GATE, Department of Higher Education, Ministry of Education (MoE), Government of India. 

Eligibility criteria

The candidates who are in the third or higher years of any undergraduate degree programme or completed any government degree in Engineering, Technology Architecture, Sciences, Commerce or Arts will be eligible to apply.

Examination Pattern

Examination mode: Computer Based Test (CBT)

Duration: 3 hours

Number of Subjects (Papers): 29

Sections: General Aptitude (GA) + Candidate's Selected Subject(s)

Type of Questions: (a) Multiple Choice Questions (MCQ) (b) Multiple Select Questions (MSQ) and/or Numerical Answer Type (NAT) Questions

Questions for testing these abilities: Recall, Comprehension, Application, Analysis and Synthesis

Number of questions: 65 

Negative marking:

  • For a wrong answer chosen in a MCQ, there will be negative marking
  • For the 1-mark MCQ, 1/3 mark will be deducted for a wrong answer
  • For the 2-mark MCQ, 2/3 mark will be deducted for a wrong answer
  • No negative markings for MSQ & NAT