Cracking GATE 2023 - Key Dates for Answer Key, Response Sheet, and Result Announcement

GATE Exam 2023 Response Sheet has been released by IIT Kanpur on 15 February. Aspirants who have appeared in it can check the response seat for GATE 2023 by visiting the official site. The GATE exam was held on February 4, 5, 11 and 12 for 29 papers. The Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering (GATE) is a national-level entrance exam conducted in India for admission to postgraduate programs in engineering and technology, as well as for various government and public sector jobs.

GATE conducting authority planning to release the answer key on 21 Feb 2023. GATE scores are also accepted by several international universities for admission to their postgraduate programs. In this article, aspirants will get all the information related to GATE 2023 exam answer key, response sheet and result announcement.

GATE Exam 2023 Answer Key Dates

The answer key is usually released by the GATE conducting authority a few days after the GATE exam is conducted. The tentative dates for the release of the GATE answer key are as follows:

Events Date
GATE 2023 Exam Date 04, 05, 11, 12 February 2023
GATE 2023 Response Sheet 15th February 2023
GATE 2023 Answer Key 21st February 2023
Submission of Challenges on Answer Key 22nd to 25th February 2023
GATE 2023 Result 16th March 2023

After release, candidates can download the answer key from the official GATE website. The answer key helps the candidates to check their answers and estimate their scores before the announcement of the GATE 2023 result.

Candidates can also challenge the answer key if they find any discrepancies in it. The final answer key is released after considering all the challenges and is used to calculate the GATE scores.

Challenge GATE Answer Key 2023

If a candidate finds any discrepancies in the GATE answer key, they can challenge the answer key by following these steps:

Candidates first need to visit the official website of GOAPS.

  • Candidates need to Log in using a registered Email ID and password.
  • Click on ‘GATE Answer Key 2023’.
  • Select the paper/discipline.
  • Click on ‘Raise Objection’.
  • Find the question number for which you want to challenge. After that, enter the question ID and the correct answer.
  • Attach the supporting documentation in PDF format, and write the section name and question number in the supporting document.
  • Pay the objection fee with any available method of payment.

GATE 2023 Marking Scheme for MCQs, MSQs, NATs

Candidates can refer to the table given below to understand the marking scheme of the GATE exam.

Type of Questions Marks for Correct answer Marks for Incorrect answer
MCQs of 1 mark +1 -1/3
MCQs of 2 marks +2 -2/3
MSQ of 1 mark +1 No negative marking
MSQ of 2 marks +2 No negative marking
NAT of 1 mark +1 No negative marking
NAT of 2 marks +2 No negative marking

GATE 2023 Response Sheet

The GATE response sheet is a document that contains the answers marked by the candidate during the GATE exam. The response sheet is released by the GATE conducting authority a few days after the exam, along with the answer key.

The response sheet is made available to the candidates through the GATE Online Application Processing System (GOAPS).

To check the GATE 2023 response sheet, follow these steps:

  • Visit the official website of GATE (
  • Login to the GATE Online Application Processing System (GOAPS) using your enrollment ID and password.
  • After login click on the "View Response Sheet".
  • The GATE 2023 response sheet will be displayed on the screen.
  • Download the answer key or take a printout of the response sheet for future reference.

The response sheet contains the answers marked by the candidate during the GATE 2023 exam. Candidates can compare their answers with the GATE 2023 answer key to estimate their scores.

It is important to note that the GATE response sheet can only be accessed for a limited period after the release of the answer key, so candidates are advised to download it as soon as possible.

GATE 2023 Result

The GATE result includes the marks obtained by the candidate, the GATE score, and the All India Rank (AIR). The GATE score is calculated based on the normalized marks obtained by the candidate in the GATE exam. The GATE score is used for admission to postgraduate programs in engineering, technology, and architecture, and for recruitment in PSUs.

It is important to note that the GATE Score Card is valid for three years for admission to PG Programs. Score Card is valid for 1 year in PSUs recruitment. The expected date of declaration of the GATE 2023 result is 16 March 2023.

GATE 2023 Expected Cut-offs

The GATE Exam cutoff is the minimum mark or score required by a candidate to qualify for admission to postgraduate programs or recruitment in PSUs. The GATE cutoff varies for different disciplines, institutes, and categories. The GATE conducting authority (IIT Kanpur) will release the cutoff for each discipline and category along with the result.

The cutoff is generally higher for the top-ranked institutes such as the Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs) and the National Institutes of Technology (NITs) as compared to other institutes. The GATE cutoff for PSUs is generally higher as compared to the cutoff for admission to postgraduate programs.

However, meeting the GATE cutoff does not guarantee admission to a postgraduate program or recruitment in a PSU. Candidates also need to meet other eligibility criteria and participate in the counselling process to get admission to a postgraduate program.

Similarly, for recruitment in PSUs, candidates need to clear the group discussion and personal interview rounds, in addition to meeting the GATE cutoff.

GATE 2023 Expected Cutoffs

Candidates can check here the expected cutoff for GATE 2023 Exam.

GATE Branch Paper Code Qualifying Marks (UR) Qualifying Marks(OBC-NCL) Qualifying Marks(SC / ST / PWD)
Electronics & Communication Engineering EC 25-30 22-28 16-20
Computer Science & Information Technology CS 25-30 22-26 16-20
Mechanical Engineering ME 32-36 28-33 20-24
Electrical Engineering EE 25-33 22-32 16-23
Civil Engineering CE 25-33 22-29 16-22

GATE 2022 Cutoffs

Candidates can check the previous year's qualifying cutoffs.

Paper General OBC SC/ST/PwD
Aerospace Engineering (AE) 29.8 26.8 19.8
Agriculture Engineering (AG) 26.3 23.6 17.5
Architecture and Planning (AR) 37.3 33.5 24.8
Biomedical Engineering (BM) 25 22.5 16.6
Biotechnology (BT) 35.5 31.9 23.6
Civil Engineering (CE) 30.4 27.3 20.2
Chemical Engineering (CH) 25.3 22.7 16.8
Computer Science & Information Technology (CS) 25 22.5 16.6
Chemistry (CY) 27.5 24.7 18.3
Electronics & Communication Engineering (EC) 25 22.5 16.6
Electrical Engineering (EE) 30.7 27.6 20.4
Environmental Science & Engineering (ES) 25.9 23.3 17.2
Ecology & Evolution (EY) 33.4 30 22.2
Geology and Geophysics (GG-G1) 48.7 43.8 32.4
Geology and Geophysics (GG-G2) 54.8 49.3 36.5
Instrumentation Engineering (IN) 42.4 38.1 28.2
Mathematics (MA) 27.3 24.5 18.2
Mechanical Engineering (ME) 28.1 25.2 18.7
Mining Engineering (MN) 25.5 22.9 17
Metallurgical Engineering (MT) 46.2 41.5 30.8
Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering (NM) 27.8 25 18.5
Petroleum Engineering (PE) 37.8 34 25.1
Physics (PH) 26.5 23.8 17.6
Production & Industrial Engineering (PI) 43.7 39.3 29.1
Statistics (ST) 25 22.5 16.6
Textile Engineering & Fiber Science (TF) 38.8 34.9 25.8
Engineering Sciences (XE) 40.3 36.2 26.8
XH-C1 55.5 49.9 37
XH-C2 51.9 46.7 34.5
XH-C3 53.1 47.7 34.5
XH-C4 50.7 45.6 33.8
XH-C5 62.1 55.8 41.4
XH-C6 59.7 53.7 39.8
Life Sciences (XL) 33.9 30.5 22.5


Overall, the GATE Answer key and GATE Response Sheet is to provide students with a way to evaluate their performance and get a sense of how well they did on the exam. However, it is important to keep in mind that the answer key is not infallible. It should be used as a tool to help students gauge their performance rather than as an absolute measure of their abilities.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Q1. Is GATE 2023 Exam tough?

Ans. The GATE 2023 exam had a mix of questions ranging from easy to moderate to difficult. Some students may have found the exam to be more challenging than others, depending on their level of preparation.

Q2. Is GATE Response Sheet 2023 released?

Ans. Yes, GATE 2023 response sheet has been released by IIT Kanpur on 15 February 2023. Candidates can check their response by login in with their id password.

Q3. Who will be the conducting body for GATE 2024?

Ans. Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore (IISc) will conduct the GATE 2024 Exam.

Q4. What is the rank for 70 marks in GATE?

Ans. It is rare for GATE questions to get repeated. The GATE exam is conducted by the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT). The exam is designed to be fair and transparent, and the questions are carefully chosen by a team of experts.

While it is possible for a few questions to be similar or have a similar concept as a previous year's question, the probability of getting an exact repeat question is low.

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