GATE Chemical Engineering 2023

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Eligibility, Selection Process, Exam Pattern, Syllabus, Cut-Off Marks

GATE CH 2023 exam Schedule is out! The exam takes place on 11th February 2023 in the afternoon session from 2:30 pm to 5:30 pm. The candidate will require the Admit card to attend the exam which will be out on 3rd January 2023. The notification for GATE 2023 was released recently. IIT Kanpur is the conducting body for the GATE 2023 session. The candidates who are successful in GATE Chemical Engineering 2023 exam can get an opportunity to apply for an M.Tech course or PG course in top universities.

  • The Education Ministry has agreed to add two more papers to the upcoming GATE exam i.e. Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering, and Geomatics Engineering.
  • The scorecard of GATE 2023 will be valid for at least 3 years from the date of its release.
  • A candidate who successfully clears the GATE CH Exam can seek admission in an M.Tech course in any of the colleges or apply for a job in top PSUs.

Check out the overview of the GATE Chemical Engineering 2023 Exam in the table mentioned below:

GATE Chemical Engineering 2023 Notification: Important Details

Name of Exam

Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering

Official Website

IIT Kanpur Official Website

Exam Conducting Body

IIT Kanpur

Selection Process

Online Entrance Test

Notification Release Date for GATE CH 2023

27th July 2022

Application Start Date

30th August 2022

Last Date to Apply for GATE 2023 CH

7th October 2022

Admit Card Release Date

3rd January 2023

Exam Date

11th February 2023

Result Date

16th March 2023

Download the GATE Chemical Engineering 2021 Notification PDF

GATE Chemical Engineering Updates

28th November 2022: GATE CH 2023 Exam Schedule Out

The GATE CH exam will be conducted on 11th February 2023 in the Afternoon shift from 2:30 pm to 5:30 pm. Candidates can download the Admit Card from 3rd January 2023.

Direct link to Check the GATE CH 2023 Exam Schedule

21st September 2022: Recruitment through GATE (CH) Announced in Various PSUs

ONGC, and IOCL have released the notification for recruitment of  candidates to various posts through GATE 2023 in the Chemical Engineering (CH) discipline. The detailed notifications and vacancies for the same will be released later. 

Download Notification for ONGC Recruitment through GATE

Download Notification for IOCL Recruitment through GATE


21st July 2022: GATE Chemical Engineering Important Dates Out!

The GATE 2023 is going to be conducted IIT Kanpur. The GATE 2023 Notification will be released in September 2022 and the exam will be conducted on 4th, 5th, 11th and 12th February 2023.

GATE Chemical Engineering 2023 Exam: Online Application

The online application form of GATE Chemical Engineering 2023 is awaited by the candidates. The candidates can check out the major steps involved in the application process of the GATE Exam.

Step 1: Apply for the GATE exam using the official application link (to be activated soon).

Step 2: Next, visit the GOAPS portal and find the Registration Link. Then, fill the registration form by entering details i.e. Candidate’s Name, Email Id, Mobile Number, Country of Residence, and Password.

Step 3: Thereafter, log in on the GOAPS portal with the login credentials generated upon filling the registration form.

Step 4: Post Login, the candidates need to select the number of papers and choice of city, and choice of exam center.

Step 5: Next comes the application form which requires a lot of details like, DOB, Gender, Category, Address, Valid Photo ID, Id Number, College Name, Qualifying Degree, etc.

Step 6: Thereafter, the candidates have to upload the relevant documents i.e. Candidate’s photograph, Candidate’s signature, and Candidate’s Photo Id.

Step 7: At last, comes to the payment option wherein the candidates have to pay the application fee using the Debit/Credit Card/Net Banking, etc.

Step 8: Download and print the final application for future reference and records.

Documents Required for Filling the Application Form

  • Aadhaar Card/Pan Card
  • Bachelor Degree
  • Certificate of Domicile
  • Scanned Photograph/Signature/Photo Id/PWD certificate

Application Fee of GATE Chemical Engineering 2023

On the basis of last year brochure, the application fee for all the categories are mentioned in the table below:

Centre located in India:


Application Fee

For Late Applicants

General/OBC Candidates

Rs 1500

Rs 2000

Female Candidates

Rs 750

Rs 1250

SC/ST Candidates

Rs 750

RS 1250

Centre located Abroad

The application fee for the candidates who opt for exam center located in foreign countries are mentioned below:


Application Fee

For Late Applicants

Addis Ababa, Colombo, Dhaka, and Kathmandu

US$ 50

US$ 70

Dubai and Singapore

US$ 100

US$ 120

GATE Chemical Engineering 2023 Eligibility Criteria

Since the official Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering(GATE) 2023, Chemical Engineering Notification is not out, therefore, the candidates can check out the eligibility criteria based on the previous year’s brochure to check if they are eligible or not.


There is no barrier regarding the nationality of the Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering 2023. However, the candidates who are foreign nationals have to abide by all the rules made for the NRI candidates.

Age Limit

There is no specified age limit for the candidates applying for the upcoming GATE Chemical Engineering 2023 exam. The candidates can apply as long as they qualify for all the other eligibility criteria.

Academic Qualification

The candidates who have completed their Bachelor’s or Undergraduate in any of the streams are eligible to apply for the GATE 2023 examination. However, they have to abide by the educational qualification mentioned below for each degree program.


Qualifying Degree

Eligible Candidates


Bachelor’s degree in Engineering or Technology (four years after 10+2 or 3 years after B.Sc./Diploma in Engineering/Technology)

Currently in the 3rd year or higher grade or already completed

B. Arch.

Bachelor’s degree in Architecture (5 years course)/Naval Architecture (four years course)/Planning (four years course)

Currently in the 3rd year or higher grade or already completed

B.Sc. (Research)/B.S.

Bachelor’s degree holder in Science ME Stream (Post-Diploma/four years after 10+2)

Currently in the 3rd year or higher grade or already completed

Pharm. D.(after 10+2)

6 years degree program, consisting of internship or residency training, during 3rd year onwards

Pursuing in the 3rd/4th/5th/6th year or already completed


M.B.B.S. Degree holders and those who are in the 5th/6th/7th semester or higher

5th, 6th, 7th or already completed

M.Sc./M.A./MCA or equivalent

Master’s degree in any branch of Arts/Science/Mathematics/Statistics/Computer Applications or equivalent

Currently in the 1st year or higher or already Completed

Int. M.E./M.Tech.(Post-B.Sc.)

Post-BSc Integrated Master’s degree programs in Engineering/Technology of 4 years program

Pursuing in the 2nd/3rd/4th year or already completed

Int. M.E./M.Tech. or Dual Degree(after Diploma or 10+2)

Integrated Master’s degree program or Dual Degree program in Engineering/Technology (5 years program)

Candidate must be currently in the 4th/5th year or already completed

B.Sc. / B.A. / B.Com.

Bachelor degree in any branch of Science / Arts / Commerce (3 years program)

Currently in the 3rd year or already completed

Int. M.Sc./ Int. B.S.-M.S.

Integrated M.Sc. or Five years integrated B.S.-M.S. program

Currently in the 3rd year or already completed

Professional Society Examinations(equivalent to B.E./B.Tech./B.Arch.)

B.E./B.Tech./B.Arch. equivalent examinations of Professional Societies, recognized by MHRD/UPSC/AICTE (e.g., AMIE by Institution of Engineers-India, AMICE by the Institute of Civil Engineers-India and so on)

Completed Section A or equivalent of such professional courses

GATE Chemical Engineering 2023 Exam Pattern

The Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering(GATE) exam is usually held a single day and is an online test held majorly for three sections. The candidates have to complete the exam in the fixed time allotted for the entrance test. The major highlights related to the GATE 2023 Chemical Engineering Exam Pattern can be found below:

  • The examination will be held in the computer-based mode.
  • There will be mainly three sections in the GATE Chemical Engineering exam i.e. General Aptitude, Engineering Mathematics, and Chemical Engineering.
  • The nature of the questions asked in the examination will be MCQ(Multiple Choice Questions), MSQ(Multiple Select Questions), and NAT(Numerical Answer Type).
  • The General Aptitude section will account for 15% of weightage in the exam while the other two sections Engineering Mathematics and Chemical Engineering will account for 85% weightage.
  • The marks allotted to each question in the exam are fixed at 1 or 2 as decided by the authorities. Regarding the wrong answers, the questions that account for 1 mark will have a deduction of 1/3rd. While the questions that account for 2 marks will have a deduction of 2/3rd marks if the answers marked are wrong.
  • The total duration to complete the examination is fixed at 180 minutes.


Maximum Marks

Maximum Questions

Type of Questions

General Aptitude




Engineering Mathematics




Chemical Engineering





GATE Chemical Engineering Syllabus 2023

The official syllabus of the GATE Chemical Engineering has been awaited by the candidates. It will be released once the brochure for the 2023 session will be announced announced. However, till the time the candidates can use the section-wise GATE Chemical Engineering syllabus available in the table given below:



GATE Syllabus

General Aptitude

Verbal Aptitude

  • Basic English grammar: tenses, articles, adjectives, prepositions, conjunctions, verb-noun agreement, and other Parts of speech
  • Basic vocabulary: words, idioms, and phrases in context
  • Reading and comprehension
  • Narrative sequencing

Quantitative Aptitude

  • Data interpretation: data graphs (bar graphs, pie charts, and other graphs representing data), 2- and 3-dimensional
  • plots, maps, and tables
  • Numerical computation and estimation: ratios, percentages, powers, exponents and logarithms, permutations and
  • combinations, and series
  • Mensuration and geometry
  • Elementary statistics and probability

Analytical Aptitude

  • Logic: deduction and induction
  • Analogy
  • Numerical relations and reasoning

Spatial Aptitude

  • Transformation of shapes: translation, rotation, scaling, mirroring, assembling, and grouping
  • Paper folding, cutting, and patterns in 2 and 3 dimensions

Engineering Maths

Linear Algebra

  • Matrix algebra
  • Systems of linear equations
  • Eigenvalues and eigenvectors.


  • Functions of a single variable, Limit, continuity and differentiability, Taylor series,
  • Mean value theorems, Evaluation of definite and improper integrals, Partial derivatives,
  • Total derivative, Maxima and minima, Gradient, Divergence and Curl, Vector identities, Directional derivatives, Line, Surface and Volume integrals, Stokes, Gauss and Green’s theorems.

Differential equations:

  • First-order equations (linear and nonlinear), Higher order linear differential equations with constant coefficients,
  • Cauchy’s and Euler’s equations, Initial and boundary value problems, Laplace transform,
  • Solutions of one-dimensional heat and wave equations and Laplace equations.

Complex variables

Complex number, polar form of a complex number, triangle inequality.

Numerical Methods:

  • Definitions of probability and sampling theorems, Conditional probability,
  • Mean, median, mode and standard deviation, Random variables, Poisson,
  • Normal and Binomial distributions, Linear regression analysis.

Probability and Statistics:

  • Numerical solutions of linear and non-linear algebraic equations. Integration by trapezoidal and Simpson’s rule.
  • Single and multi-step methods for the numerical solution of differential equations.

Chemical Engineering

Process Calculations and Thermodynamics

  • Steady and unsteady state mass and energy balances including multiphase, multicomponent, reacting, and non-reacting systems. Use of tie components; recycle, bypass and purge calculations; Gibbs phase rule and degree of freedom analysis.
  • First and Second laws of thermodynamics. Applications of first law to close and open systems. Second law and Entropy. Thermodynamic properties of pure substances: Equation of State and residual properties, properties of mixtures: partial molar properties, fugacity, excess properties, and activity coefficients; phase equilibria: predicting VLE of systems; chemical reaction equilibrium.

Fluid Mechanics and Mechanical Operations

  • Fluid statics, surface tension, Newtonian and non-Newtonian fluids, transport properties, shell-balances including a differential form of Bernoulli equation and energy balance, equation of continuity, equation of motion, equation of mechanical energy,
  • Macroscopic friction factors, dimensional analysis, and similitude flow through pipeline systems, velocity profiles, flow meters, pumps and compressors, elementary boundary layer theory, flow past immersed bodies including packed and fluidized beds,
  • Turbulent flow: fluctuating velocity, universal velocity profile, and pressure drop.
  • Particle size and shape, particle size distribution, size reduction and classification of solid particles; free and hindered settling; centrifuge

Heat Transfer

  • Equation of energy, steady and unsteady heat conduction, convection and radiation, thermal boundary layer and heat transfer coefficients, boiling, condensation, and evaporation; types of heat exchangers and evaporators and
  • their process calculations; design of double pipe, shell and tube heat exchangers, and single and multiple effects evaporators.

Mass Transfer

  • Fick’s laws, molecular diffusion in fluids, mass transfer coefficients, film, penetration, and surface renewal
  • theories; momentum, heat, and mass transfer analogies; stage-wise and continuous contacting and stage
  • efficiencies; HTU & NTU concepts; design and operation of equipment for distillation, absorption, leaching, liquid-liquid extraction, drying, humidification, dehumidification and adsorption, membrane separations(microfiltration, ultra-filtration, nano-filtration and reverse osmosis).

Chemical Reaction Engineering

  • Theories of reaction rates; kinetics of homogeneous reactions, interpretation of kinetic data, single and multiple
  • reactions in ideal reactors, the kinetics of enzyme reactions (Michaelis-Menten and Monod models), non-ideal
  • reactors; residence time distribution, single parameter model; non-isothermal reactors; kinetics of heterogeneous
  • catalytic reactions; diffusion effects in catalysis; rate and performance equations for catalyst deactivation

Instrumentation and Process Control

  • Measurement of process variables; sensors and transducers; P&ID equipment symbols; process modeling and
  • linearization, transfer functions and dynamic responses of various systems, systems with the inverse response,
  • process reaction curve, controller modes (P, PI, and PID); control valves; transducer dynamics; analysis of closed
  • loop systems including stability, frequency response, controller tuning, cascade, and feedforward control.

Plant Design and Economics

  • Principles of process economics and cost estimation including depreciation and total annualized cost, cost
  • indices, rate of return, payback period, discounted cash flow, optimization in process design, and sizing of chemical engineering equipment such as heat exchangers and multistage contactors.

Chemical Technology

  • Inorganic chemical industries (sulfuric acid, phosphoric acid, Chlor-alkali industry), fertilizers (Ammonia, Urea,
  • SSP and TSP); natural products industries (Pulp and Paper, Sugar, Oil, and Fats); petroleum refining and petrochemicals; polymerization industries (polyethylene, polypropylene, PVC, and polyester synthetic fibers).

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GATE Chemical Engineering 2023 Exam Date

The official timetable for the GATE (Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering) will be announced soon. The important dates associated with the GATE Chemical Engineering 2023 are mentioned below:

GATE 2023 Events

Important Dates

Start Date for GATE CH 2023 Application

30th August 2022

Last Date to Apply for GATE 2023 CH

7th October 2022

Admit Card Release Date

3rd January 2023

Exam Date

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

Result Date

16th March

GATE Chemical Engineering 2023 Admit Card

The GATE Chemical Engineering 2023 Admit Card is released once the exam dates are announced by the conducting body. A candidate won’t be allowed to write the examination if he fails to carry the admit card of GATE Chemical Engineering 2023. The candidates whose application form is accepted by the authorities can use the direct link mentioned below to download the admit card.

Step 1: Follow the official link of IIT Kanpur.

Step 2: On the homepage, the candidate will find the direct link of the GATE 2023 portal and then click on the same.

Step 3: Post reaching the official portal of GATE 2023, the candidates have to click on the GATE 2023 Admit Card for the Chemical Engineering paper.

Step 4: Next, the candidates have to log in with their Email Id, Password, and Captcha code. Upon submitting the same the candidates will get their admit card on the next page.

Step 5: In the end, the candidates can cross verify the details available on the admit card and download the same for future reference.

GATE Chemical Engineering 2023 Answer Key

The GATE Chemical Engineering Answer Key will be announced by authorities at the notified time. The candidates should download the answer key from the official website and then cross-verify the answers with the correct sources. Upon finding any error the candidates can report the same to the concerned GATE authorities.

Step 1: Visit the official website of IIT Kanpur.

Step 2: On reaching the homepage the candidates need to find the GATE 2023 option on the bottom page of the website and click on it.

Step 3: Post this, the students will land on the official portal of GATE 2023, wherein they are required to find the link of the GATE 2023 Answer key.

Step 4: On the next page, the candidates have to log in with their Enrolment Id, Password, and Captcha code available on the screen to check their response sheet.

Step 5: Thereafter, the candidates have to download the answer key released for the post of Chemical Engineer. Once it is available the candidates can simply download the same and check the answer marked by them with the response sheet.

Step 6: In the end, the candidates can download the official answer key of GATE Chemical Engineering 2023 on their device for future reference.

GATE Chemical Engineering 2023 Cut Off Marks

GATE 2023 Cut-Off Marks is one of the most important requisites to check if a candidate has qualified for the examination or not. The candidates whose score is equal to the cut-off marks released for their category are considered to pass. The category wise previous year GATE Chemical Engineering 2022 Cut Off Marks can be found in the table below:





2022 25.3 22.7 16.7





















Check previous year’s and expected GATE CH Cutoffs here.

GATE Chemical Engineering 2023 Result

The candidates have to simply download the GATE scorecard and carry it to their admission counseling or job interview.

Step 1: Follow the official website of IIT Kanpur.

Step 2: On reaching the homepage the candidates need to find the GATE 2023 and click on it.

Step 3: Post this, the students have to check out the GATE Result link on the official portal of GATE 2023.

Step 4: Next, the candidates have to log in with their Enrolment Id, Password, and Captcha code available on the screen.

Step 5: On the next page, the candidates can find their results along with the marks scored in each subject and section.

Step 6: In the end, the candidates can download the scorecard of GATE Chemical Engineering 2023 on their device for future reference.

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