GATE Exam Dates – Important GATE 2023 Dates, Highlights, Paper Code & More

The Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur (IIT-K) has released the GATE exam dates 2023. The conducting body has started the GATE 2023 registration process from August 30, 2022 onwards. After that, candidates will be able to fill the GATE exam form with late fee by October 7. Further, the exam will then be organised on 4, 5, 11, and 12 February 2023.

The GATE exam date timeline includes important dates like the start of online registration, the release of hall ticket, examination schedule, among others. Candidates are advised to go through all the information mentioned below to know about the official GATE exam dates.

GATE Exam Dates – Highlights

The process of the GATE exam is lengthy as it will be conducted in 29 different subjects. Some of the major highlights of GATE 2023 exam are given below.

  • According to the latest update, IIT Kanpur will host GATE 2023.
  • The online registration process commenced on 30th August 2022.
  • Candidates will be able to fill up the form till October 7, 2022 with late fee of INR 500.
  • Interested candidates will have to register on GATE Online Application Processing System (GOAPS) by visiting
  • IIT Kanpur will conduct the GATE 2023 on 4, 5, 11, and 12 February 2023.

GATE Exam Dates – Important Dates

IIT Kanpur has also officially declared the list of important GATE exam dates 2023. Given below is a list of official dates relevant to GATE 2023.

GATE Exam 2023 Important Dates

Events Dates 
Release of GATE notification 27 July 2022
GATE 2023 registration through GOAPS 30 August 2022
Last date to register for GATE 2023 30 September 2022
Last date for submission of application form (by registered candidates) with an additional late fee of Rs. 500 7 October 2022
Application form correction last date 11 November 2022
Availability of GATE mock test over the official website To be Announced
GATE 2023 admit card 3 January 2023
GATE 2023 exam date 4, 5, 11, and 12 February 2023
Release of GATE 2023 response sheets Third week of February 2023
Release of GATE 2023 question paper Third week of February 2023
Release of GATE 2023 answer key Third/Fourth week of February 2023
Last date to challenge answer key Third/Fourth week of February 2023
Release of final answer key Second week of March 2023
Declaration of GATE 2023 result  16 March 2023
GATE 2023 scorecard Third week of March 2023

GATE Exam Dates – Highlights 

Candidates who need to keep a tab over the GATE 2023 schedule can bookmark this page. This way, they will be able to catch all the latest updates about GATE 2023 registration and exam. 

  • GATE Online Application Schedule – The application form window of GATE 2023 commenced on 30th August 2022. Applicants can submit the application form online through GOAPS up till 30th September 2022 without late fee. However, the application form submission with late fee of INR 500 will extend up to 7th October 2022. 
  • GATE Admit Card Release – IIT Kanpur will issue the admit card for GATE 2023 on 3rd January 2023 (tentative). Applicants can download their GATE admit card with their GOAPS login credentials by visiting the GATE 2023 official website –
  • GATE Exam – The GATE exam for 29 papers will be conducted in different shifts on different days. IIT-K will conduct the GATE 2023 exam on 4, 5, 11, and 12 February 2023.  
  • GATE Result Declaration – The result of GATE 2023 will be announced on 16 March 2023 (tentative). Candidates can then download their GATE 2023 scorecard from the third week of March 2023.  

GATE Exam Dates – Schedule 

As we already know, the GATE exam 2023 will be conducted for 29 different disciplines, and the schedule for the same will be released separately. Exact exam dates are not released yet and candidates are advised to keep a check on this article for exact GATE exam dates 2023.

GATE Exam Dates – GATE 2023 Subjects with Paper Code 

Given below is the list of all the subjects with their respective paper codes for GATE 2023. 

Note: We have linked each paper with its respective syllabus for candidate’s ease. Just click on any paper to see its syllabus.  
GATE Paper Codes for XE, XH, & XL

GATE paper codes for XE, XH, and XL subjects are different from the usual papers. GATE XE aspirants need to choose Engineering Mathematics as a compulsory subject and any of the two subjects from B to H.

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Similarly, GATE XH aspirants need to choose Reasoning and Comprehension as a compulsory subject and any two options from C1 to C6. On the other hand, Chemistry is compulsory for GATE XL applicants and they have to choose any two subjects from Q to U.

XE Paper Sections Code XH Paper Sections Code XL Paper Sections Code
Engineering Mathematics (Compulsory)
(15 marks)
A Reasoning and Comprehension (Compulsory)
(25 marks)
B1 Chemistry (Compulsory)
(25 marks)
Any TWO optional Sections
(2×35 = 70 marks)
Any ONE optional Section
(60 marks)
Any TWO optional Sections
(2×30 = 60 marks)
Fluid Mechanics B Economics C1 Biochemistry Q
Materials Science C English C2 Botany R
Solid Mechanics D Linguistics C3 Microbiology S
Thermodynamics E Philosophy C4 Zoology T
Polymer Science and Engineering F Psychology C5 Food Technology U
Food Technology G Sociology C6
Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences H

GATE Exam Dates – FAQs

Q. Which IIT will conduct the GATE 2023 exam?

The Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur (IIT-K) will conduct GATE 2023.

Q. When will the registration for GATE 2023 start?

As per the recently released notification on the official GATE 2023 website, the online registration for GATE 2023 will commence from 30th August 2023.

Q. Is there one common entrance test for all the disciplines of GATE 2023?

GATE 2023 will be conducted separately for each of the twenty-nine disciplines as per the schedule released by the conducting body.

Q. When will the GATE 2023 exam be conducted?

GATE 2023 exam will be conducted in February 4, 5, 11, and 12 (2023).

Q. Is it compulsory to appear for GATE 2023 for M.Tech admissions in all colleges?

No! GATE is an entrance exam for M.Tech admission in IITs, NITs, IIITs, and CFTIs only. Other colleges have different admission procedures for M.Tech aspirants.

Q. Can a candidate apply for more than one papers in GATE 2023?

Yes! Candidates can apply for up to two GATE papers. However, the candidate is only allowed to select the second paper from a pre-defined two paper combination list.

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