MTech Admission 2022: Important Dates, Entrance Exams, Eligibility, Admission Process with and without GATE, Syllabus, Top Colleges

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Content Curator | Updated on - Mar 17, 2022

MTech Quick Update

March 17: GATE Result 2022 has been declared, scorecards to be available from March 21. Know More!

March 16: Register for IIT Delhi MTech Program by April 11, 2022. Apply Now!

March 14: Register for IIT Bhilai MTech Program by April 17, 2022. Apply Now!

March 08: Register for IISc Bangalore MTech Program by March 22, 2022. Apply Now!

March 08: Register for BVDU, Pune MTech Program by June 14, 2022. Apply Now!

March 08: Register for ISM IIT Dhanbad MTech Program by April 25, 2022. Apply Now!

March 08: Register for IIIT Hyderabad MTech Program by April 03, 2022. Apply Now!

March 08: Register for Digital University, Kerala MTech Program by May 01, 2022. Apply Now!

MTech Admission 2022 is ongoing in several colleges including the IITs and the NITs. To seek admission to the MTech course candidates have to sit for any national or state level entrance exam such as GATE, UPSEE etc. GATE Result 2022 has been released by IIT Kharagpur on March 17, 2022.

The application process for the GATE 2022 exam started from September 02 - 24, 2021 to seek admission to the MTech course for the academic year 2022. The exam dates for the GATE exam were February 05, 06, 12, and 13, 2022. Currently, the registrations for the CUSAT CAT 2022 are open. The CUSAT CAT exam will be conducted from May 15 – 17, 2022 by the Cochin University of Science and Technology.

Students willing to pursue the MTech course should be aware of the specializations it offers top colleges and the admission process of the year 2022. MTech is a 2-year professional postgraduate engineering course that helps students to gain knowledge about the existing technologies and research for future technologies.

MTech Admission 2022 Important Dates

Check the important dates related to MTech admission below.

Top MTech Colleges: Application Deadline

Check out the application deadlines in the top MTech IIT colleges of India in the tabulation form below.

Name of the College Exams Accepted Application Deadline 
IIT Kharagpur GATE March to May 2022
IIT Madras GATE March 18 to April 22, 2022
IIT Hyderabad GATE April 2022
IIT Bombay GATE March 2022
IIT Delhi GATE March 14 – April 11, 2022
IISc Bangalore GATE February 15 – March 22, 2022
IIT Roorkee GATE 2nd week of April 2022
IIT Gandhinagar GATE April 2022
IIT Bhubaneswar GATE March 2022
IIT Guwahati GATE March to April 2022
IIT Kanpur GATE April 2022
IIT Mandi GATE To Be Announced
IIT BHU GATE March to April 2022
IIT Indore GATE April to June 2022
IIT Jodhpur GATE March 2022
IIT Dhanbad GATE March 05 to April 25, 2022

MTech Admission 2022: Last Date to Apply 

Apart from the IIT colleges of India, there are also some top-ranking colleges that offer the MTech course. Check their application status below.

College Name Entrance Accepted Application Status (Tentative Dates)
BITS Pilani BITS HD To Be Announced
NIT Karnataka JEE Mains/ GATE September 2022
RV College of Engineering, Bangalore GATE/ PGCET To Be Announced
VIT Vellore VITMEE March to May 2022
SRM University SRMJEEE August 2022
Jadavpur University GATE/ WBJEE July to August 2022
Delhi Technological University (DTU) DTU May to June 2022
Anna University TANCET/ GATE September 2022
NIT Warangal JEE Mains/ JEE Advanced/ GATE September 2 to 24, 2021
Chandigarh University CUCET To Be Announced
NIT Trichy GATE October, 2022
ICT Mumbai GATE/ GPAT May 2022
NIT Rourkela JEE Mains/ JEE Advanced September 2022
JMI New Delhi JMI Entrance Exam May 2022
IMU, Chennai IMU CET December 30 – January 13, 2022

MTech Entrance Exams 

There are numerous entrance exams conducted by various authorities to select candidates for the MTech program. Some of the popular entrance exams for MTech admissions are GATE, AP PGECET, OJEE, TS PGECET, SRMJEEE PG, IPU CET, BHU PET, TANCET, BITS HD, etc. Candidates often Check a detailed view regarding the entrance exams, regarding their tentative dates and syllabus in the sections below.

Exam Registration Dates Exam Dates
GATE September 2 to 24, 2021 February 4,5, 6, 11, 12,13, 2022
IPU CET May 2022 June 2022
SRMJEEE PG 3rd week of May 2022 2nd to 3rd week of June 2022
AP PGECET 1st week of May 2022 to 2nd week of June 2022 1st week of July 2022
TS PGECET 2nd week of March 2022 to 3rd week of June 2022 4th week of June 2022
OJEE Till 2nd to 3rd week of May 2022 3rd to 4th week of June 2022
TANCET 4th week of January 2022 to 3rd week of February 2022 4th week of March 2022
BHU PET 1st week of May 2022 to 1st week of June 2022 June/ July 2022
BITS HD Till 2nd week of May 2022 June 2022
WBJEE 4th week of February 2022 to Last week of March 2022 3rd week of July 2022
CUSAT CAT February 08 – April 21, 2022 May 15 – 17, 2022

MTech Admission Quick Facts 

  • To be eligible for the MTech Program, candidates have to hold either a BTech or a BE degree with a minimum of 50 to 60% aggregate scores.
  • The top entrance exams for MTech Admission 2022 are GATE, IPU CET, AP PGECET, BHU PET, TANCET, etc.
  • The registration fees for the MTech course is INR 3,000 for general and OBC candidates and INR 2,500 for reserved categories.
  • The IITs in India are the best educational institutes to pursue the MTech degree, for which the GATE exam is one of the most popular.
  • The average course fees for the MTech program is INR 2-3 Lakhs.

MTech Entrance Exam Syllabus 

The syllabus for the entrance exams conducted to shortlist candidates for the MTech course, varies from one to another. However the basic syllabus remains the same, just the question pattern, marking scheme, etc change. The basic topic which are come in the exams for this course are -

Computer Science Electrical Engineering
Civil Engineering Mechanical Engineering
Biotechnology English
Physics Chemistry
Mathematics -

MTech Entrance Exam Prerequisites

Before appearing for the MTech entrance exams, here are some prerequisites given below which aspirants should look before.

  • Candidates should prepare a list of MTech colleges, where they want to apply, and also the entrance exams that are accepted by the college.
  • The top MTech entrance exams are GATE, IPU CET, BHU PET, and TANCET.
  • Also, the candidates need to fulfill the eligibility criteria as per set by the authority of the college, where they apply.
  • Some entrance exams are conducted on national level (GATE) and many are state level exams (BHU PET, IPU CET, etc.).

MTech Admission Process 2022

To get admission to the MTech courses, in the top colleges of India, candidates have to crack the entrance exams that are conducted on national and state levels. The popular entrance exams for this program have been discussed above. Candidates can access the application form from the official portal of the college where they want to apply.

MTech Admission 2022: Eligibility Criteria

  • Candidates must have a Btech or BE degree from a recognised educational institute with a valid score in the GATE entrance exam.
  • Candidates must have secured a minimum of 60% aggregate scores in their bachelor level, and he or she should come from either Maths, Science, Statistics, Computer domains or something equivalent to these.
  • There is no age restriction in this program, hence candidates appearing in the final year of their bachelors can also apply.

MTech Admission 2022: Step Wise Guide 

  • First, candidates have to apply at the official website of the college they want to pursue with their valid entrance exam scores.
  • They need to fill the application form and pay the application fees.
  • A merit list will be issued by the college authority on a particular date, where the name of the shortlisted candidates will appear.
  • If candidates find themselves in that list, they have to report at the college either online or offline.
  • Final selection will be done via their performance in the interview in WAT, PI OR GD.

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MTech Admission 2022 with GATE

GATE is the most common entrance exam which the candidates pursue to get into the MTech colleges of India.

  • Candidates need to apply at the official website of the conducting authority of the GATE exam.
  • Applicants need to score more than the cutoff marks set by the college they want to pursue.
  • Candidates qualifying from the GATE exam, need to apply at the official website of the college with GATE entrance exam scores.
  • A merit list will be issued on a particular date and seat allotment will be done accordingly after candidates’ reporting at the campus.

MTech Admission 2022: Eligibility Criteria 

Candidates must fulfill the eligibility criteria to get permission to sit for the entrance.

  • Candidates must have a valid GATE score of 6.5 CGPA or 60% aggregate marks in bachelors. Reserved category candidates have relaxation on marks of 5%.
  • Candidates must have done an undergraduate course in a relevant discipline to be eligible to apply for the MTech Admission 2022.

MTech Admission 2022: Counselling Round

After qualifying all the phases of the admission process, candidates need to go through the counselling round.

  • The first step is the online registration where candidates need to sign up at the CCMT website and pay the requisite fees. It’s INR 2500 for unreserved candidates and INR 2000 for reserved candidates.
  • The next step is the online seat allotment which is awarded based on the candidates’ merit. They can download the seat allotment letters online and pay INR 30,000 upon confirmation.
  • After the seat allotment process, the selected candidates need to upload the required documents for verification.
  • The submitted documents are verified by the respective officers of the concerned institutes.
  • After successful document verification, candidates need to pay the balance admission fees to the concerned institutes online.

MTech Admission 2022 via State Level Entrance Exams 

  • There are various state level entrance exams, conducted to pick up candidates for MTech admission. State-level entrance exams are conducted by the government of the respective states. The admission process is the same as the GATE exam.
  • Candidates need to apply in the official website of the conducting authority of the respective state level entrances, qualify for the exam by scoring past the cut off marks, and get selected after the counselling phase.

MTech Admission 2022 in Private universities 

  • To get admission in the MTech private universities, candidates need to crack the entrance exams organized by the respective universities themselves.
  • This is a way to get admission for this program in these colleges, and candidates can also apply via the GATE exam to get admission here. Also, numerous private universities select candidates without any entrance exams, but only their merit in the previous exams.

MTech Admission without GATE

  • It is very much possible to get admission to the MTech program without sitting for the GATE exam. This is possible via direct admission, as candidates can apply directly into the official website of the college they want to pursue, and fill the application form, by filling the necessary details. Some of the best colleges for direct MTech admission are Aligarh Muslim University, Banaras Hindu University, Jamia Millia Islamia, University of Delhi, etc.

The eligibility criteria for direct admission to the MTech program without GATE is -

  • Candidates must hold a B.E. or BTech degree with the minimum qualifying marks, which varies college-wise.
  • Candidates applying to the MTech program via sponsored seats need to have at least 2 years of relevant working experience.

MTech Admission 2022: Preparation Tips 

Check out the preparation tips for MTech Admission 2022, in the section below.

  • Candidates should mug up the undergraduate curriculum and prepare for the entrance exams, covering every corner of the syllabus, leaving no stones unturned.
  • Candidates must make a proper routine for their preparation and should follow it daily.
  • Solving the sample papers will help to find out the question pattern of various entrance exams, and also be a great suggestion of questions to the candidates.
  • Sitting for the mock exams will help students gain confidence and show efficiency during any competitive exam.
  • Candidates must maintain a proper diet, take adequate rest, and stay hydrated to stay well, and set their focus towards the goal they want to achieve.

MTech Admission 2022 FAQs 

Ques. Can I get admission in MTech without GATE?

Ans. To get direct admission in MTech without a GATE score, you need to fulfil the minimum eligibility criteria for the respective course. Also, for a sponsored seat, you need to have a minimum experience of 2 years in the related field.

Ques. What is the minimum eligibility requirement to seek admission in MTech?

Ans. Candidates seeking MTech admission must have a degree in the relevant field with at least 60% marks or equivalent CGPA in aggregate. Candidates who pursued a 5 years course in applied sciences are eligible to apply as well. High rank in the GATE examination is supremely beneficial.

Ques. What are the required documents to apply for MTech admission 2022?

Ans. A list of documents like your BE/BTech qualifying grade sheet, birth proof are mandatory to be produced during MTech admission.

Ques. Is it difficult to get admission into an MTech course?

Ans. Students seeking MTech admission need to have an excellent record of academics and brilliant marks in their graduation. Also, qualifying the GATE exam with a high rank is significant. Hence, MTech admission can’t be considered a cakewalk. You can achieve it with tremendous hard work.

Ques. Does the 12th class score matter while applying for MTech admission?

Ans. 12th exam marks don't significantly matter for MTech admission as the BE/B.Tech CGPA and GATE exam scores are considered.

Ques. Do IITs conduct interviews for selecting candidates in MTech?

Ans. The scenario has been different after the pandemic has set in. As of now, offline interviews aren’t being conducted in the MTech admission process.

Ques. What is the required CGPA for getting admission into an MTech course?

Ans. Aspirants who seek MTech admission, must have high CGPA say at least 6 or more in their B.E./B.Tech results.

Ques. How can candidates seek MTech admission through GATE?

Ans. Candidates who aspire to take admission in MTech through GATE exam, need to participate in the GATE counseling conducted by COAP for seat allotment. To be eligible for the same, it is mandatory that the students complete their registration with the official website of COAP.

Ques. Is GATE score necessary for MTech admission in IITs?

Ans. There are some private colleges where the GATE score isn’t compulsory.

Ques. Is GATE compulsory if I wish to pursue part-time MTech?

Ans. For candidates who wish to take up the 3 years part-time M.Tech program, GATE score isn’t mandatory.


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