GATE PI Exam 2023 – Exam Dates, Shift Timing Out, Admit Card!

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GATE PI Exam Schedule Out! GATE PI 2023 exam will be conducted on 11th February 2023 in the Afternoon shift from 2:30 to 5:30 in designated GATE exam centers. The Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering (GATE) is one of the most complicated and competitive exams in India. The GATE exam is conducted every year for admissions in ME/MTech/Ph.D. in prestigious institutes of India like the IITs/MITs/IIITs. The GATE PI Examination 2023 will be conducted by IIT Kanpur.

  • GATE exam is conducted once every year in the online mode to examine the understanding of various engineering and science undergraduate subjects.
  • The scores obtained by a candidate in the GATE exam are used for some of the PSUs recruitments and by various other universities in India and abroad for admissions.
  • The GATE scores remain valid for 3 years.
  • GATE examination is a standardized exam, it consists of 29 subjects and 65 questions of various types like MCQs/MSQs/NAT.
  • GATE 2021 had 2 additional papers which were ES (Environmental Science and Engineering) and XH (Humanities and Social Sciences) in Economics / English / Linguistics / Philosophy / Psychology / Sociology.

GATE PI Exam Overview 2023


Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering

Official Website



Production & Industrial Engineering

Online Application Starts

30th August 2022

Online Applications Ends

7th October 2022 (Without late fee)

14th October 2022 (with late fee)

Admit Card Releases

3rd January 2023


11th February 2023

Result Announcement

16th March 2023

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GATE PI Latest Updates

28th November 2022: GATE PI Exam Schedule Out!

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

Direct link to Check the GATE PI Examination Schedule

GATE PI PSU Vacancies 2023

As you know, the GATE PI official notification for 2023 is out. As mentioned above the scores obtained in the GATE exam are used for some of the PSUs recruitments. The no. of vacancies will be notified as soon as the authority announces anything in this regard.




To be notified


To be notified

GATE PI Apply Online 2023

You can apply for the GATE Production & Industrial Engineering Exam through Online mode only. To apply for the GATE PI exam, follow these steps:

Step 1 : Click on the link given above. (link expired)

Step 2 : Alternatively, apply through GATE’s Official Website.

Step 3 : Register by filling in the necessary details.

Step 4 : Save the Registration Id and password.

Step 5 : Log in with the Registration Id & Password.

Step 6 : Fill up the details required.

Step 7 : Upload the necessary documents.

Step 8 : Submit the application after reviewing the details.

Step 9 : Proceed for the application fee.

GATE PI Application Fee 2023

Let us have a look at the GATE Application fee 2023 for candidates in India and abroad.

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 PI Selection Process 2023

  • GATE PI will be a computer-based test
  • The GATE exam will be conducted in the English language only.
  • There will be 65 questions of multiple-choice, multiple select, and numerical answer types.
  • The total marks will be 100 and the questions will be of both 1 and 2 marks.

GATE PI Exam Pattern 2023

Let us have a look at the exam pattern for the year 2023.


Number Of Questions

Type of Questions

Marks Allotted


General Aptitude

10 Questions



3 Hours

Engineering Maths

55 Questions




Instrumentation Engineering





GATE PI Eligibility Criteria 2023

Given below is the eligibility criteria for the Production and Industrial Engineering post, check out carefully.

  • Nationality: The applicant must be an Indian citizen. Foreign candidates can also apply for the exam but they need to fulfill the required eligibility criteria. For Foreign nationals, SC / ST / PwD categories are not applicable.
  • Age Limit: No age limit.
  • Educational Qualification: Candidates must carefully look at the educational qualification required in order to be eligible for the GATE PI post 2023.

Qualifying Degree

Qualifying Degree/Examination

Eligible Candidates Description

Passing Year Should not be later than


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

2024 (for 5-year program), 2023 (for 4-year program)

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

Completed Section A or equivalent of such professional courses


Note: If a candidate is pursuing any higher degree or has already obtained a degree higher than that mentioned in the above table, the candidate will be allowed to appear in the GATE 2023 exam.

GATE PI Syllabus 2023

Let us now get an understanding of the subjects and topics to focus on the GATE Syllabus for the PI exam 2023. Go through the details mentioned in the table and make sure you prepare accordingly in order to succeed.

GATE PI Syllabus for General Aptitude (GA)


GATE Production and Industrial Engineering Syllabus

Verbal Aptitude

English grammar – verb-noun agreement, conjunctions, prepositions, articles, adjectives, tenses, other parts of speech; Vocabulary (phrases, words, & idioms); comprehension & reading; narrative sequencing.

Analytical Aptitude

Analogy; logic including induction & deduction; relations between numbers & reasoning.

Spatial Aptitude

Shapes transformations including assembling, grouping, translation, rotation, mirroring, & scaling; paper cutting, paper folding & 2-D and 3-D patterns.

Quantitative Aptitude

Numerical computation & estimation; elementary statistics & probability; mensuration; geometry; data & graphs (bar graphs, pie charts etc.), 2- and 3- dimensional plots, tables & maps.

GATE PI Syllabus 2023 for Engineering Mathematics 


GATE Production and Industrial Engineering Syllabus

Linear Algebra

Matrix algebra, Systems of linear equations, Eigen values and Eigen vectors.


Identities of vector; Mean value theorems; Single variable functions; Stokes, Gauss & Green’s theorems; Gradient, Divergence & Curl; Limit, continuity & differentiability; Maxima & Minima; Directional derivatives; Definite evaluation & improper integrals; Partial & total derivatives; Line, Surface & Volume integrals.

Differential Equations

Laplace transforms; Cauchy’s & Euler’s equations; First order equations (linear & non-linear); Initial & boundary value problems; Higher order linear differential equations with constant coefficients.

Complex Variables

Taylor Series; Analytic Functions; Cauchy’s Integral Theorem.

Probability and Statistics

Probability & sampling theorems definitions; Linear regression; Conditional probability; Random variables, Poisson, Normal & Binomial & exponential distributions; Standard Deviation & mean, median, & mode.

Numerical Methods

Numerical solutions of linear and nonlinear algebraic equations, Integration by trapezoidal and Simpson’s rules, Single and multi-step methods for differential equations

GATE AR Syllabus 2023

GATE PI Syllabus 2023 for Production and Industrial Engineering


GATE Production and Industrial Engineering Syllabus

General Engineering

Engineering Materials: Stress-strain metal behavior & alloys; Structural, physical & mechanical properties, and common engineering material applications (metals & alloys, semiconductors, ceramics, polymers, & composites – metal, polymer and ceramic based); Metal & alloys heat treatment & its influence on mechanical properties; Iron-carbon equilibrium phase diagram.

Applied Mechanics: Strength of materials – stress, strain & their relationship; Engineering mechanics (concept of free body, equivalent force systems, equilibrium equations); Trusses; Mohr’s circle (stress); Euler’s column theory; Torsion; Failure theories; Beam deflection, bending & shear stresses; Thick & thin cylinders.

Theory of Machines and Design: Planar mechanism analysis, cams and followers; Pressure vessels; Governors and flywheels; Bolted, riveted & welded joint designs; Interference/shrink fit joints; Friction & lubrication; Belt drives, keys, spur gears, couplings, shafts, brakes & clutches designs.

Thermal and Fluids Engineering: Fluid mechanics (fluid statics, Bernoulli’s equation, flow through pipes, laminar & turbulent flows, continuity equations & momentum, capillary action); Air standard cycles; Heat transfer (conduction, convection & radiation application); Dimensional analysis; Thermodynamics (zeroth, first & second thermodynamic laws, systems & processes of thermodynamics, work & heat calculation for systems & control volumes).

Manufacturing Processes I

Casting: Types of casting processes and applications; molds & cores (materials, making, & testing); Sand casting; cast iron, steels, & nonferrous metals & alloys casting techniques; gating system & riser design; solidification & microstructure development analysis; Casting defects & their inspection by non-destructive testing; Other casting techniques (Pressure die casting, Investment casting, Centrifugal casting, Shell mold casting).

Metal Forming: Stress-strain relations in elastic & plastic deformation; Defects in metal working and their causes; von Mises & Tresca yield criteria, flow stress concept; Ideal work & analysis of slab; Processes of bulk formation (forging, extrusion, rolling, & wire drawing); Hot, warm & cold working; Processes of sheet metal working (bending, blanking, spinning, punching, stretch forming & deep drawing).

Joining of Materials: Classification of joining processes; Principles of fusion welding processes using different heat sources (flame, arc, resistance, laser, electron beam), Heat transfer and associated losses; Arc welding processes – SMAW, GMAW, GTAW, plasma arc, submerged arc welding processes; Principles of solid state welding processes – friction welding, friction stir welding, ultrasonic welding; Welding defects – causes and inspection; Principles of adhesive joining, brazing and soldering processes.

Powder Processing: 

Production of metal/ceramic powders, compaction and sintering of metals and ceramic powders, Cold and hot isostatic pressing.

Polymers and Composites:

Polymer processing – injection, compression and blow molding, extrusion, calendaring and thermoforming; Molding of composites.

Manufacturing Processes II

Machining: Orthogonal and oblique machining, Single point cutting tool and tool signature, Chip formation, cutting forces, Merchant’s analysis, Specific cutting energy and power; Machining parameters and material removal rate; tool materials, Tool wear and tool life; Thermal aspects of machining, cutting fluids, machinability; Economics of machining; Machining processes – turning, taper turning, thread cutting, drilling, boring, milling, gear cutting, thread production; Finishing processes – grinding, honing, lapping and super-finishing.

Machine Tools: Lathe, milling, drilling and shaping machines – construction and kinematics; Jigs and fixtures – principles, applications, and design

Advanced Manufacturing: Principles and applications of USM, AJM, WJM, AWJM, EDM and Wire EDM, LBM, EBM, PAM, CHM, ECM; Effect of process parameters on material removal rate, surface roughness and power consumption; Additive manufacturing techniques

Computer Integrated Manufacturing: Basic concepts of CAD and CAM, Geometric modeling, CNC; Automation in Manufacturing; Industrial Robots – configurations, drives and controls; Cellular manufacturing and FMS – Group Technology, CAPP.

Quality and Reliability

Metrology and Inspection: : Accuracy and precision; Types of errors; Limits, fits and tolerances; Gauge design, Interchangeability, Selective assembly; Linear, angular, and form measurements (straightness, flatness, roundness, runout and cylindricity) by mechanical and optical methods; Inspection of screw threads and gears; Surface roughness measurement by contact and noncontact methods.

Quality Management: Quality – concept and costs; Statistical quality control – process capability analysis, control charts for variables and attributes and acceptance sampling; Six sigma; Total quality management; Quality assurance and certification – ISO 9000, ISO14000.

Reliability & Maintenance: Reliability, availability and maintainability; Distribution of failure and repair times; Determination of MTBF and MTTR, Reliability models; Determination of system reliability; Preventive and predictive maintenance and replacement, Total productive maintenance.

Industrial Engineering

Product Design and Development: Principles of product design, tolerance design; Quality and cost considerations; Product life cycle; Standardization, simplification, diversification; Value engineering and analysis; Concurrent engineering; Design for “X”

Work System Design: Taylor’s scientific management, Gilbreths’s contributions; Productivity – concepts and measurements; Method study, Micro-motion study, Principles of motion economy; Work measurement – time study, Work sampling, Standard data, PMTS; Ergonomics; Job evaluation and merit rating

Facility Design: Facility location factors and evaluation of alternate locations; Types of plant layout and their evaluation; Computer aided layout design techniques; Assembly line balancing; Materials handling systems.

Operations Research and Operations Management 

Operation Research: Linear programming – problem formulation, simplex method, duality and sensitivity analysis; Transportation and assignment models; Integer programming; Constrained and unconstrained nonlinear optimization; Markovian queuing models; Simulation – manufacturing applications

Engineering Economy & Costing: Elementary cost accounting and methods of depreciation; Break-even analysis; Techniques for evaluation of capital investments; Financial statements; Activity based costing.

Production control: Forecasting techniques – causal and time series models, moving average, exponential smoothing, trend and seasonality; Aggregate production planning; Master production scheduling; MRP, MRP-II and ERP; Routing, scheduling and priority dispatching; Push and pull production systems, concepts of Lean and JIT manufacturing systems; Logistics, distribution, and supply chain management; Inventory – functions, costs, classifications, deterministic inventory models, quantity discount; Perpetual and periodic inventory control systems. 

Project management: Scheduling techniques – CPM, Gantt chart, GERT, and PERT.

GATE PI Exam Dates 2023

Have a look at the table below to know about the important dates that include Online Application Start and End Date. Also, check the Exam Date for GATE PI 2023.



Online Process Starts

30th August 2022

Online Process Ends

7th October 2022


11th February 2023

GATE PI Admit Card 2023

GATE PI 2023 admit card will be made available to download. Candidates could either click on the direct link given below or follow the steps mentioned below to download the GATE Hall Ticket 2023.


Step 1: Click the link given above .

Step 2: Enter your Registration Number and Password.

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

Step 4: Verify the given information before downloading the GATE PI Admit Card.

Step 5: Take the Printout of GATE Admit Card 2023.

GATE PI Cut Off 2023

GATE 2023 cutoff is yet to be released. GATE 2021 paper-wise cutoff has been announced by the IIT Bombay. We have mentioned the GATE cut-off marks as per the paper code. Read the table below to get detailed information about the  GATE PI Cut-off Marks 2021 as the data for 2022 is not available. As soon as the data for 2022 and 2023 are available, the same will be updated here.







GATE PI Answer Key 2023

GATE 2023 Answer Key (all papers) will be released by the officials of the conducting body at the official website.

Candidates can view The GATE answer keys by logging in user Registration details.

In case of any discrepancy with the answers, candidates can challenge the answer key for which they have to pay a nominal fee.

Follow the steps mentioned below.

Step 1: Open GATE official website.

Step 2: Click on the new "GATE PI Answer key 2023" link.

Step 3: After you have clicked on the link, you will be directed to another page where you will have to select the desired response key number.

Step 4: The candidate needs to click on the Submit button after filling in the set number.

Step 5: Now you will be downloading the official PDF. The answers can be compared by the candidate with the PDF.

Step 6: For the calculation of the approximate marks, use the answer key.

How To Prepare For GATE PI Exam 2023?

  • Draw up a GATE PI study plan and try to stick to it religiously and rigorously.
  • Know the importance of each subject and the topics involved in the GATE exam.
  • Revise and learn the concept and techniques for the engineering related topics.
  • Maintain accuracy while answering questions in the computer based test.
  • Time management plays a key role in highly competitive exams like GATE, therefore, go through the Time Management for GATE PI
  • Practice mock tests and make sure that you follow a time-bound approach.
  • Make sure you practice as much as possible, take up the PrepForSure’s GATE PI Test Series for best preparation.
  • Pay more attention to the ones you failed to attempt during mock tests.

Recommended Books For GATE PI Preparation 2023

To ensure that your preparation is going in the right direction make sure you back it with authentic and aiding study material. Find some credible GATE PI books along with their authors and publication names in the table given below.




General Aptitude

Quantitative Aptitude & Reasoning

GK Publications

Engineering Mathematics

Advanced Engineering Mathematics – ISV

Erwin Kreyszig

General Engineering

Gate Guide Production & Industrial Engineering

G.K. Publications

Manufacturing Processes I

Production Technology: Manufacturing Processes, Technology and Automation

R. K. Jain

Manufacturing Processes II

Production Technology (Manufacturing Process)

P.C. Sharma

Quality & Reliability

A Textbook of Production Engineering

P C Sharma

Industrial Engineering

Gate Guide Production & Industrial Engineering

G.K. Publications

Operations Research & Management

Gate Paper Production & Industrial Engineering: Solved Papers

G.K. Publication

GATE PI Result 2023

Candidates can visit the website and download the GATE result with the help of their application number and other credentials.

Follow the instructions mentioned below to easily download the GATE PI Results 2023.

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

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

Step 3: Alternatively, visit the official website for the same.

We hope that the information mentioned about the GATE PI Examination will be helpful for the applicants. Candidates can stay connected with our page for more information regarding GATE PI Examination 2023. Download the PrepForSure App for all the updates. We wish you Good Luck!