The Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering (GATE), 2022, will be held in February next year, IIT-Kharagpur announced on Wednesday.
The key examination will be conducted on February 5, 6, 12 and 13 by IIT-Kharagpur which is the organising institute for GATE-2022.
This time, two new subject papers will be available to the candidates -- GE (Geomatics Engineering) and NM (Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering), taking the total number of GATE papers to 29.
Meanwhile, the exam-conducting body has also expanded the eligibility criteria to appear for GATE-2022 to include those having BDS and MPharm degrees.
"The two new papers will provide direct benefits to our graduates in these two areas, especially when the country needs human resources with advanced capabilities in shipbuilding industries and geo-informatics," Director of IIT-Kharagpur VK Tewari said.
"Further, the GATE is fast acquiring a brand value and foreign universities are also utilising the scores for their admission," he added.