GATE Cutoff 2022 – IIT Kharagpur will release the GATE 2022 cutoff for all 29 subject papers along with GATE result. The minimum marks required by the candidates to qualify for the GATE 2022 exam is the cutoff. It must be noted that the GATE 2022 cutoff is different for all 29 subject papers.


Online Application Process Opens ( )Thursday2nd September 2021
Closing Date of REGULAR online registration/ application processThursday30th September 2021
Closing Date of EXTENDED online registration/ application processThursday7th October 2021
The last date for Rectification of Applications found Defective in ScrutinyThursday18th November 2021
Last Date for change of Category, Paper and Examination City (an additional fee will be applicable)Monday15th November 2021
Admit Card will be available for downloadTo be announcedTo be announced
GATE 2022 Examination
Forenoon: 9:00 AM to 12:00 Noon (Tentative)
Afternoon: 2:30 PM to 5:30 PM (Tentative)
5th February 2022
6th February 2022
12th February 2022
13th February 2022
Announcement of the Results in the Online Application PortalThursday17th March 2022

GATE Cutoff 2021-2020-2019:

Candidates can check the GATE cutoff comparison for 2021,2020 and 2019 below. The cutoff mentioned in the table is for the general category.

Paper Name and Code202120202019
Aerospace Engineering (AE)26.327.233.5
Agriculture Engineering (AG)2526.328.3
Architecture and Planning (AR)40.934.841
Biomedical Engineering (BM)2525.0NA
Biotechnology (BT)3030.735.9
Civil Engineering (CE)29.232.928.2
Chemical Engineering (CH)35.135.734.8
Computer Science & Information Technology (CS)26.128.529.5
Chemistry (CY)36.226.732
Electronics Communication Engineering (EC)2528.826.7
Electrical Engineering (EE)30.333.439.6
Environmental Science & Engineering (ES)39.6NANA
Ecology Evolution (EY)35.742.237.1
Geology (GG)38.938.444.5
Geophysics (GG)44.851.944.5
Instrumentation Engineering (IN)363431.5
Mathematics (MA)292525
Mechanical Engineering (ME)333434.5
Mining Engineering (MN)313231.5
Metallurgical Engineering (MT)48.54953.5
Petroleum Engineering (PE)51.43949.9
Physics (PH)32.83725.2
Production & Industrial Engineering (PI)35.736.632.2
Statistics (ST)252532.5
Textile Engineering & Fiber Science (TF)41.837.140.1
Engineering Sciences (XE)372626.7

GATE 2022 Highlights:

GATE 2022 is the biggest exam for candidates seeking admission to postgraduate courses offered by IITs, NITs, IIITs and other renowned institutes across the country. Candidates can check highlights related to the GATE exam in the table below:

GATE Full FormGraduate Aptitude Test in Engineering
Organizing BodyIIT Kharagpur
Exam LevelAll India Level
Mode of ApplicationOnline
Mode of examComputer-based Test (Online)
Exam FrequencyOnce a year
Exam Duration3 hours (180 minutes)
Number of Subject Papers29
Number of Questions10 (GA) + 55 (subject)= 65
Question TypeMCQ, MSQ, NAT
Applications Per YearMore than 8 Lakhs (Expected)
Number of Exam Centers221
Official WebsiteCLICK HERE

What’s new in GATE Exam 2022?

GATE 2022 information brochure has been released. The brochure comprises details regarding the newly introduced changes in the exam. Candidates can check the new things below:

  • New Papers: Two new subjects have been introduced: Naval Architecture & Marine Engineering (combined) and Geomatics Engineering.
  • The total number of subjects increased to 29 for GATE 2022.
  • More Centres: There is an increase in the number of exam centers. The exam will be conducted at 221 centres across India.
  • Relaxed Eligibility Criteria to be continued: GATE 2022 eligibility criteria will be the same as that of the last year which was relaxed from the minimum 10+2+4 (previous) to a minimum of 10+2+3 (ongoing). It enabled the students studying in the third year of their undergraduate course to appear for the entrance test. The GATE score is valid for the next three years from the date of the result declaration.
  • Appear for more than one paper: In another change last year, students applying for GATE could opt for two subject papers from the prescribed set of combinations. Earlier, the candidates could apply to appear for only one subject. The same will be continued this year as well.
  • All Test Papers of GATE 2022 will be objective type. The pattern of questions may include:
    • Multiple Choice Questions (MCQ)
    • Multiple Select Questions (MSQ)
    • Numerical Answer Type questions (NAT)

What is the eligibility criteria for PSU Recruitment through GATE 2022?

Having a GATE score is definitely the most important eligibility criteria for PSU recruitment. However, PSU’s also have certain requirements other than GATE scores to select candidates for the available posts. Therefore, all candidates are advised to check the eligibility criteria before applying for a PSU. Criteria such as age limit, pass percentage of CGPA obtained during graduation and more will also be checked by some PSUs.

Some companies use the GATE scores as a direct means for recruitment. However, some companies use the scores for shortlisting after which an interview, test or group discussion may be held to make the final recruitment decision. 


OrganizationStreams ApplicableMARKS
BHELEC, EE, ME, MT60606060
ONGCECE, EE, ME, CE, CS, IN, CH, 60606060
NTPCEC, EE, ME, EC, CS, IN65655555
SAILEC ,EE,ME,CS, IN, CH, Metallurgy, Ceramics65655555
IOCLEC, EE, ME, CE, CS, IN65655555
ISROEC, EE, ME, CS65656565
PGCILEC, EE, ME, Industrial, Production CS, IN ,  EE, ME, CS, IT, C&I,6565passpass
NALCO EE, ME, CS, IT, C&I,   Civil, Chemical, Metallurgy, Mining, 65655555
GAIL EC, EE, ME, CS, IN, CH65656060
DRDO EC, ME, EE, CS, CH60605555
DMRC EC, EE, ME, CE60605555
BPCL ME, CS, IN 60605555
MTNLEC, EE, CS, IT 60605555
HPCLEC, EE, ME, CE, IN, CH60605050
BELEC, EE, ME, CE, CS, CH, Telecommunication6060passpass
Indian RailwaysEC, EE, ME, CEpasspasspasspass
ECILEC, EE, ME, CE, CS, E&I65655555
VIZAG STEELEC, EE, ME, CE, CH,  IN, Ceramics,60605050
NHPCEE, ME, CE60605050
SJVNLEC, EE, ME, Civil, IT55505050
BSNLTelecommunication, EC, Radio, CS, EE, IT, CE60605555
BHARATI PRASAREC, EE, ITpasspasspasspass



The approximate salary structure of PSUs is given below as per the post of the candidates. The average salary for a PSU ranges between Rs. 7 lakh to Rs. 14 lakh p.a. for a fresher along with additional perks and allowances. Upon completion of at least one year into the service in any PSU, the salary increases as well as other perks and allowances. 

OrganizationStatusSalary Structure
Oil & Natural Gas Corporation Limited (ONGC)MaharatnaRs. 60,000-1,80,000
Indian Oil Corporation Limited (IOCL)MaharatnaRs. 60,000-1,80,000
National Thermal Power Corporation Limited (NTPC)MaharatnaRs. 60,000-1,80,000
Coal India Limited (CIL)MaharatnaRs. 60,000-1,80,000
Steel Authority of India (SAIL)MaharatnaRs. 60,000-1,80,000
Bharat Petroleum Corporation Limited (BPCL)MaharatnaRs. 60,000-1,80,000
Gas Authority of India Limited (GAIL)MaharatnaRs. 60,000-1,80,000
Neyveli Lignite Corporation Limited(NLC)NavratnaRs.20600-3%-46500
Hindustan Petroleum Corporation Limited (HPCL)NavratnaRs. 60,000-1,80,000
Oil India Limited (OIL)NavratnaRs. 60,000-1,80,000
Power Grid Corporation of India Limited (PGCIL)NavratnaRs. 60,000-1,80,000
Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL)NavratnaRs.16,400-Rs. 40,500
National Mineral Development Corporation Limited (NMDC)NavratnaRs. 40000-3%-140000
Power Finance Corporation LimitedNavratnaRs. 40,000-3%-1,40,000
National Aluminum Company Limited (NALCO)NavratnaRs. 60,000-1,80,000
Mazagaon Docks Limited (MDL)Mini-RatnaRs. 40,000-1,40,000
Airport Authority Of India Limited (AAI)Mini-RatnaManager:Rs.60,000-1,80,000
Junior Executive: 
Rs. 40,000-1,40,000
Nuclear Power Corporation of India Limited  (NPCIL)Mini-RatnaLevel 10 of the Pay Matrix
– 7th CPC (Rs.56,100/-)
Mineral Exploration Corporation LimitedMini-RatnaRs. 60,000-1,80,000


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