GATE IN Exam Notification 2023: Check Exam Dates, Registration Dates& More!

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On 28th November 2022, the GATE IN 2023 exam Schedule was released. The exam will be conducted on 11th February 2023 in the Forenoon session from 9:30 am  to 12:30 pm. The Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering is an Entrance exam that serves as a gateway for Engineering aspirants to get into the leading PSUs or get a Master's Degree. This exam is conducted under Central Ministry HRD jointly by the Indian Institute of Science and 7 IITs. The GATE 2023 is going to be conducted by IIT Kanpur. Let’s get to the details of the GATE Instrumentation Engineering Exam in this article.

  • GATE exam screens the candidates for the most reputed educational institutions & reputed Public Sector Units (PSUs ) like BHEL, GAIL, etc India.
  • GATE is a Computer-based exam that focuses on testing the candidate’s comprehensive understanding of various undergraduate subjects in Engineering and Science.
  • Candidates must possess a graduation degree to be able to apply for the GATE IN exam.
  • GATE scores stand valid for three years.
  • Currently, PSU Recruitment through GATE IN score of 2022/2021 is ongoing in various PSUs like NTPC, Hindustan Copper Limited, and others. The recruitment on the basis of GATE 2023 score has also been announced by PSUs like ONGC, GAIL, etc. have also announced 

GATE IN Exam Overview 2023


Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering


Instrumentation Engineering

Starting for online applications

30th August 2022

Deadline for online applications

7th October 2022

Admit Card release date

3rd January 2023

Exam Date

11th February 2023

Result announcement

16th March 2023

Download GATE IN Notification PDF 2023

GATE IN Updates

28th November 2022: GATE IN Examination schedule out!

The GATE IN 2023 exam will be conducted on 11th February 2022. The shift timing for the exam will be from 9:30 am to 12:30 pm. Candidates must be required to take the ad=mit in order to take an exam which will be available on 3rd January 2022.

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21st July 2022: GATE IN 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 IN PSU Vacancy 2023

PSUs releases the notification through GATE IN every year. Below are the PSU-wise vacancy details through GATE 2023, 2022.

Name of PSU

Number of Posts

Year of the GATE Exam

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Last Date to Apply


864 (Separate Vacancy for the Instrumentation Will be Out Soon)


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11th November 2022




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31st October 2022




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Will be Notified




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15th September 2022




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Will be Notified

GATE IN Exam Apply Online 2023

The candidates can follow the steps which are mentioned below

Step 1: Click on the direct link given above. 

Step 2: Register by filling up the necessary information.

Step 3: Save the Registration ID and password for future reference.

Step 4: Log in with the Registration ID and password.

Step 5: Fill up important details.

Step 6: Upload a recent photograph and signature.

Step 7: Submit your application form.

Step 8: Proceed for payment of application fees.

Step 9: Alternatively, you can also find the link on the GATE Official Website.

Step 10: Candidates will find a link that says, “GOAPS is open now! “

Important points:

  • Fill the application form and upload the scanned copy of the photograph, signature, and category certificate (if needed) as per the specifications by the exam conducting authority.
  • No changes in the application form will be allowed after the payment of the fee. Hence, fill in all details correctly. Everything must be filled in as per the guidelines.
  • The PwD/ Dyslexic candidates can avail scribe.
  • In a rectangular box sized 2 cm × 7 cm (Height × Width) on an A4 sized white paper and sign with black/dark blue ink pen within this box. The signature should occupy 70~80% of the box size. File size should lie between 10 kB (minimum) – 200 kB (maximum). Candidates can crop the size of the image and signature as per dimensions by using PrepForSure photo resizing tool.
  • A colored photo passport size sized – 3.5 cm × 4.5 cm (Height × Width),white background.



Passport size photograph

2 kb -200 kb

Signature in running handwriting

2 kb-150 kb

Category Certificate (if applicable)

10 kb -300 kb

PwD Certificate (if applicable)

10 kb – 300 kb

Application Fee for GATE 2023

GATE IN application fee varies according to the location of the exam centre. The application fee is different for Indian and Foreign exam centers. Payment of fee can be paid online via internet banking, visa card, etc. Mentioned below is the application fee for the exam center of GATE in India and for the exam center outside of India.

For Examination Centres in India

Fees to be Paid (Rs.)

During the Extended Period

Female candidates



SC/ST/PwD* category candidates



All other candidates



For Examination Centres outside India (All Candidates)

Fees to be Paid

During the Extended Period

Addis Ababa, Colombo, Dhaka, and Kathmandu

US$ 100

US$ 150

Dubai and Singapore

US$ 200

US$ 250

GATE IN Selection Process 2023

GATE IN is a 1 stage exam that does not have an interview. The number of successful candidates equal to the number of seats available will be taken in finally. Therefore, the candidates have to undergo only a written exam. Institutes will be allotted to candidates for admissions with the normalized GATE Score/Interview + normalized GATE score.

GATE IN Eligibility Criteria 2023

Every candidate must cross-check the GATE IN Eligibility criteria before applying for the exam. GATE has some set educational qualification eligibility for all the streams of the examination. Read the information below to know about the GATE Instrumentation Engineer Eligibility criteria.

  • Age Criteria: There is no Age Limit to apply for the GATE exam, candidates from any age group can apply. They need to be a graduate but there is no upper age limit.
  • Nationality: Indian & Foreign candidates can apply for the exam however the later need to fulfill the required eligibility criteria for the Foreign nationals.

Educational Qualifications

Candidates who have completed/ are currently in the final year or have completed their Bachelor’s degree in their field of Engineering / Technology / Science / Arts / Commerce are eligible for GATE IN 2023. Candidates must have a qualifying degree for the stream he/she is applying for. Refer to the table below for detailed information on the eligibility criteria for Instrumentation Engineer.

Qualifying Degree

Qualifying Degree/Examination

Eligible Candidates Description


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 e in ScienME 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


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

ProfessionalSociety 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, AMI

ME by the Institute of Civil Engineers-India and so on)

Completed Section A or equivalent of such professional courses

GATE IN Syllabus 2023

The Syllabus for GATE IN 2023 is really vast but since there is a lot to prepare, no need to worry. Know the syllabus in detail so that you understand how to prepare a notch better for the GATE IN 2023 exam and know where to start from.

The GATE IN 2023 exam paper has two sections –

GATE IN Exam Pattern 2023

Section 1

General Aptitude (10 Questions)

Section 2

Core Subject (55 Questions)


65 Questions will be asked

GATE IN General Aptitude Syllabus 2023


GATE Instrumentation Engineering Syllabus

Verbal Ability

English grammar, vocabulary, reading & comprehension, narrative sequencing

Numerical Ability

Numerical estimation & numerical computation: Permutations & Combinations, Ratios, Percentages, Powers, Series, Exponents, Logarithms

Data interpretation: Bar graphs, pie charts, and other graphs representing data, 2D 3D Plots, tables & maps

Mensuration & Geometry

Elementary Statistics & Probability

Analytical Ability

Analogy; Numerical Relations and Reasoning; Logic: Deduction-Induction

Spatial Ability

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

GATE IN Syllabus for Engineering Mathematics


GATE Instrumentation Engineering Syllabus

Linear Algebra

EigenValues and Vectors; Linear Equations; Matrix Algebra


Mean Value Theorems; Maxima and Minima; Partial Derivatives; Theorems of Integral Calculus; Fourier Series; Line, Surface and Volume Integrals; Vector Identities; Multiple Integrals; Stokes, Gauss and Green's Theorems

Differential Equations

First Order Linear and Nonlinear Equations; High Order Equations (Linear Differential) with Constant Coefficients; Cauchy's and Euler's Equations; Partial Differential Equations; Parameters Variation Method; Variable Separable Method; Initial and Boundary Value Problems

Complex Variables

Cauchy's Integral Theorem and Formula; Analytic Functions; Residue Theorem; Taylor's & Laurent's Series; Solution of Integrals

Probability & Stats

Mean, Median & Mode; Standard Deviation; Conditional Probability; Sampling Theorems; Random Variables; Normal, Poisson and Binomial Distributions; Discrete & Continuous Distribution

Numerical Methods

Regression & Correlation Analysis, Matrix Inversion, Non-Linear Algebraic Equations, Numerical Integration, Iterative Methods for Differential Equations

GATE IN Syllabus for Instrumentation Engineering


GATE Instrumentation Engineering Syllabus

Electricity and Magnetism

Coulomb's Law; Divergence; Gauss's Law; Electric Field Intensity; Effect of dielectric medium; Electric Flux Density; Electric field and potential due to point, line, plane and spherical charge distributions, Faraday's law; Capacitance of simple configurations; Lorentz force; Curl; Biot‐Savart's law; Inductance; Magnetomotive force; Self and Mutual inductance of simple configurations Reluctance; Ampere's law; Magnetic circuits.

Electrical Circuits & Machines

Voltage and Current Sources- independent, dependent, ideal and practical; transient analysis of RLC circuits with dc excitation; v-i relationships of resistor, inductor, mutual inductance and capacitor.

Kirchhoff's laws, superposition, Norton, mesh and nodal analysis, Thevenin, maximum power transfer and reciprocity theorems.

Apparent- Phasor analysis, active and reactive powers; impedance and admittance; Peak-, average- and rms values of ac quantities; locus diagrams, realization of basic filters with R, L and C elements, series and parallel resonance, transient analysis of RLC circuits with ac excitation.

One-port and two-port networks, open and short circuit parameters, driving point impedance and admittance.

Single phase transformer: Equivalent circuit, open circuit and short circuit tests, phasor diagram, regulation and efficiency; Three phase induction motors: types, principle of operation, performance, equivalent circuit, starting and speed control, torque-speed characteristics, no-load and blocked rotor tests; Types of losses and efficiency calculations of electric machines.

Signals & Systems

Periodic, aperiodic and impulse signals; convolution, correlation; transfer function, frequency response, impulse response of systems; Discrete time system: pulse transfer function, impulse response, frequency response; DFT and FFT; Laplace, Fourier and z-transforms; basics of IIR and FIR filters.

Control Systems

State-space representation of systems; lag and lead-lag compensators, synchro pair, servo and stepper motors, feedback principles, , feedforward, and ratio controllers, servo valves; on-off, steady-state-errors, time-delay systems; Bode plot, phase and gain margins, signal flow graphs, transient response, Routh and Nyquist criteria, root loci, design of lead, mechanical, hydraulic and pneumatic system components, P, PI, PID, cascade tuning of PID controllers and sizing of control valves.

Analog Electronics

Small-signal analysis of transistor circuits, feedback amplifiers, characteristics and applications of a diode, Zener diode, BJT and MOSFET. Characteristics of ideal and practical operational amplifiers; applications of op-amps: voltage-controlled oscillators and phase-locked loop, integrator, differentiator, adder, subtractor, sources and effects of noise, precision rectifier, active filters, difference amplifier, instrumentation amplifier, oscillators, signal generators, and interference in electronic circuits.

Digital Electronics

Combinational logic circuits, minimization of Boolean functions. IC families: digital-to-analog converters (weighted R, R-2R ladder and current steering logic), schmitt trigger, multi-vibrators, timers and counters; sample-and-hold circuit, shift registers, multiplexer, sequential circuits, TTL and CMOS, Arithmetic circuits, comparators, flip flops, analog-to-digital (successive approximation, integrating, flash and sigma-delta).

Basics of number systems, characteristics of ADC and DAC (resolution, conversion/settling time, quantization, significant bits,); Embedded Systems: Microprocessor and microcontroller applications, memory and input-output interfacing; basics of data acquisition systems, basics of distributed control systems (DCS) and programmable logic controllers (PLC).


Systematic and random errors in measurement, SI units, standards (R, L, C, voltage, current and frequency), expression of uncertainty – accuracy and precision, linear and weighted regression, and propagation of errors.

Bridges: Megohm, Maxwell, Wheatstone, Schering and Wien, Kelvin, Anderson, for measurement of R, L, C and frequency, Q-meter.

Current and power in single and three-phase circuits, measurement of voltage, AC and DC current probes; digital voltmeter, digital multimeter, true RMS meters, time, phase and frequency measurements, voltage and current scaling, instrument transformers, timer/counter; oscilloscope, shielding and grounding.

Sensors & Industrial Instrumentation

Inductive-, piezoelectric-, resistive-, capacitive-, Hall effect sensors and associated signal conditioning circuits; transducers for industrial instrumentation: acceleration, force, displacement (linear and angular), vibration, shock, velocity, torque, pressure (including low pressure), flow (electromagnetic, ultrasonic, variable head, variable area, turbine and open channel flow meters) temperature (bolometer, RTD (3/4 wire), thermocouple, thermistor, semiconductor and pyrometer); conductivity, liquid level, pH, and viscosity measurement. 4-20 mA two-wire transmitter.

Communication & Optical Instrumentation

Shannon's sampling theorem, amplitude- and frequency modulation and demodulation; pulse code modulation;

amplitude-, phase-,

frequency and time division multiplexing, quadrature amplitude, pulse shift

keying for digital modulation; frequency-, optical sources and detectors:

LED, light-dependent resistor , laser, photo-diode square law detectors and

their characteristics; interferometer: basics of fibre optic sensing; mass

spectrometer applications in metrology; UV-VIS Spectrophotometers.

GATE IN Exam Pattern 2023

The GATE Instrumentation engineering exam is a computer-based test (CBT) that will have a mix of questions like numerical answer test (NAT) and multiple-choice questions (MCQ). The detailed GATE IN exam pattern is discussed below.

GATE IN Exam Pattern

Mode of Examination

Online/ Computer-based Test

Total no. of questions


Maximum Marks


Duration of Exam

3 hours


General Aptitude and Subject Specific

GATE Instrumentation Engineering Marking scheme:


Number Of Questions

Type of Questions

Marks Allotted


General Aptitude

10 Questions



3 Hours

Engineering Maths

55 Questions




Instrumentation Engineering





  • Candidates are asked 65 questions over a duration of 3 hours.
  • There is a negative marking of 1/3 rd for 1 mark MCQ questions.
  • There is a negative marking of 2/3rd for 2 mark MCQ questions.
  • The GATE exam consists of a total of 100 marks.
  • There is NO negative marking for a wrong answer in MSQs and NAT questions.
  • GA questions carry a total of 15 marks which includes 5 questions of 1 mark and 5 questions of 2 marks each making the total of 15 marks.
  • Question paper will have 25 questions carrying 1-mark each and 3 questions of 2 marks each.

GATE IN Exam Dates 2023

The GATE IN 2023 exam dates have been released. Candidates appearing for the exam must be aware of the important details about the exam dates as it is a great opportunity for candidates. Refer to the table below for more information:

Exam Events


Application start

30th August 2022

Application last date

7th October 2022

Day of exam

11th February 2023

Result date

16th March 2023

GATE IN Admit Card 2023

Admit card is one of the most important documents and candidates must carry it to the exam centre. The admit card for GATE IN 2023 will be available for download as soon as the exam conducting authority releases it. It will be released almost a week before the day of the commencement of the GATE IN 2023 exam. Download the GATE IN call letter within the assigned time period to avoid any last-minute hassles. The candidates would need their registration number and password to download the admit card. You can either click on the direct link given below or follow the steps mentioned below to download the GATE IN Hall Ticket 2023.

Step 1: Click the GATE 2023 admit card link.

Step 2: Enter your Registration Number and Password.

Step 3: Admit Card will have your exam center, name photograph, and signature.

Step 4: Candidates must verify the given information before downloading the GATE Admit Card.

Step 5: Candidates must print multiple copies of the admit card for GATE 2023 to avoid discrepancies on the exam day.

Step 6: In case of any discrepancy, you should immediately report the conducting authority.

Step 7: Your GATE Hall Ticket will be displayed on the screen.

Step 8: Take the Printout of GATE Admit Card 2023.

GATE IN Cut Off 2023

The exam conducting authority will release the cut-off marks after concluding the GATE IN exam. These are the minimum amount of marks that the candidates need to attain to move forward in the selection process. The cut-off marks will be released along with the results on the official website. The table here covers category-wise GATE IN previous years’ cut-off. Make the subject-wise note of the GATE IN cut off marks to prepare accordingly for the upcoming GATE exam.


Qualifying Marks




GATE IN Cut-Off 2021




GATE IN Cut-Off 2020




Difference Between GATE Qualifying Cut-Off Vs. Admission Cut Off

GATE Qualifying Cut Off

GATE Admission Cut Off

Published by the organizing IIT

Published by the individual institutes

Decided on the basis of candidate’s performance, their category and previous cut offs.

Decided on basis of the number of applicants received, seats available and category of the candidates.

This is not applicable for admission

This is applicable for admission

GATE IN Answer Key 2023

The authority which will be conducting the GATE IN 2023 exam will only release GATE IN exam solutions 2023 shift-wise on the official website. Candidates can access the GATE Instrumentation Engineer Answer Key 2023 from the official website as soon as the exam conducting authority releases it. Gate IN 2023 answer key will enable the candidates to estimate their exam marks. With the help of answer key candidates can check the GATE IN exam score before the GATE result for IN. PrepForSure will provide the downloading link for candidates to download the GATE Instrumentation Engineer Answer key 2023 after its declaration by the authority.

GATE IN Books for Preparation 2023

Books play a major in your preparation. The GATE IN Books will help you learn all the important topics. These are some of them shortlisted just for you. You can find many more books online.


Name of Books


Description of Books

General Aptitude

Quantitative Aptitude

R S Agarwal

Provides an in-depth explanation of concepts

A Modern Approach to Verbal & Non-Verbal Reasoning

R S Aggarwal

Helps with preparation for General Aptitude based questions.

Engineering Mathematics

Advanced Engineering Mathematics

HK Dass

Solved examples for better concepts.

GATE Engineering Mathematics

Made Easy Publication

Covers all important topics with practice questions

Instrumentation Engineering

A Course in Electrical & Electronic Measurements & Instrumentation

A.K. Sawhney

A complete book for EMMI subject. It Covers the entire subject with detailed examples

Instrumentation Engineering Volume 1 and Volume 2

GATE Academy

Promotes in-depth understanding of concepts.

Practice questions available

A handbook on Instrumentation Engineering

Made Easy Publications

Covers all essential topics for the GATE IN exam.

ACE Material for GATE 2021

ACE Engineering Publication

Practice questions for concept clarity with a detailed syllabus

GATE IN Preparation Tips 2023

Here are some useful tips that will help you to get good scores in the GATE IN Exam 2023.

  • Be thorough with the syllabus and exam pattern as this would help you know what all the exam covers and what all you need to brush upon.
  • Make GATE IN study notes and highlight all that seems important and necessary to you. This would also be beneficial before the exam as you could easily skim over what all you had studied till then instead of going through the whole fatso book.
  • Time Management for GATE IN plays an important role in the preparation of the exam. GATE applicants should make effective use of each minute. An appropriate time division for the syllabus, the practice of sample papers, and the last-minute planning should be planned in such a way that the applicant doesn’t forget anything till completing the exam
  • Practice more and more mock tests. Give 1 mock test every day. This helps you to cover the good questions and gives you knowledge about what types of questions are being asked in the exam. To get started with your preparation for GATE IN 2023, attempt the GATE IN test series now.

GATE IN Result 2023

The selection will be merit-based (marks obtained in the exam) and will vary as per the category of the candidate. GATE IN 2023 will have a qualifying cut-off that candidates should be aware of.

Step 1: Go to the link mentioned on the official website and log in with your credentials i.e. registration id and password.

Step 2: Download your scorecard and print it for future reference

Step 3: You can alternatively log on to the official website for the same.

If you are preparing for the exam then you can download GATE IN exam Previous Year Papers here

We hope that you found this article on the GATE IN Exam 2023 useful and informative. We have provided the candidates with in-depth details of the exam. You can also reach out to us in case of any doubts or queries. Candidates can also start preparing for all types of Government exams and get quicker access to any required information through our PrepForSure Application.