GATE 2021 Notification out – Check Syllabus, Exam Pattern, Eligibility

GATE 2021 Notification out – Check Syllabus, Exam Pattern, Eligibility

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GATE 2021 online Form – IIT Bombay has started GATE registration 2021 from September 11 i.e three days in advance of the scheduled date. GATE application form 2021 is now available online on the official website gate.iitb.ac.in. Last date to register for GATE 2021 is September 30. Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering or GATE 2021 exam will be conducted on February 5, 6, 7, 12, 13 and 14. 

GATE exam 2021 will have two new subjects – GATE Humanities and Social Science (XH) and Environmental Engineering (ES). GATE humanities syllabus and also syllabus of GATE environmental engineering is provided here. Details about GATE 2021 dates including GATE syllabus, revised eligibility criteria, GATE 2021 registration date, exam date, admit card and result is provided below. A relaxation in GATE eligibility criteria has been introduced in GATE 2021 due to COVID-19, situation according to which, candidates in their third year of undergraduate degree will also be eligible to appear in GATE 2021.

There is no minimum or maximum age limit for applying to GATE. Also, the addition of humanities and social science paper will also allow candidates from arts and commerce background to appear for the exam.

Latest: GATE 2021 application form is now available till September 30.
Important: GATE 2021 will be conducted on February 5, 6, 7, 12, 13, 14

GATE 2021 Notification out – Apply Online

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GATE 2021 Dates

IIT Bombay has announced GATE 2021 exam dates. As per the announced GATE 2021 dates, exam will be conducted on February 5 to 7 and 12 to 14. Candidates can refer to the mentioned below table to keep a track on GATE 2021 important dates. Going through the important dates of GATE 2021, candidates will not miss any essential events like commencement of registration process, availability of admit card, exam date and more.

GATE 2021 Important Dates

Events

Dates

Release of GATE notification

August 7, 2020

Commencement of GATE 2021 registration through GOAPS

September 11, 2020

Last date to register

September 30, 2020

Last date for submission of application form (by registered candidates) with additional late fee of Rs. 500

October 7, 2020

Availability correction facility for GATE application form

To be notified

Last date to change GATE exam paper, category, and city

November 13, 2020

Release of GATE mock test

To be notified

Availability of admit card

January 8, 2021

GATE 2021 Exam Dates

February 5, 6, 7, 12, 13 and 14, 2021 (Announced)

Release of GATE response sheets

To be notified

Availability of GATE 2021 question paper

To be notified

Release of answer key

To be notified

Challenging of answer key

To be notified

Release of Final Answer Key

To be notified

Declaration of Result

March 22, 2021

Release of scorecard

To be notified

A Quick Overview: GATE 2021

Particulars

Overview

Examination Name

Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering

Commonly Known As

GATE

Conducting Institute

IIT Bombay

GATE 2021 websitegate.iitb.ac.in; goaps.iitb.ac.in

Administered By

Jointly by IISc Bangalore and Seven IITs

Purpose of Examination

Qualifying Examination for M.E./M.Tech/Ph.D admissions and PSU Recruitment

Application Mode

Online

Mode of Examination

Computer-Based Mode

Examination Duration

180 Minutes (3 Hours)

Frequency of Examination

Annual

Total Number of Exam Cities

195 (excluding 6 international centres)

Number of GATE Papers

27

Environmental Science and Engineering (ES) and Humanities and Social Science (XH) added in GATE 2021

Number of Questions in Each Paper

65

Total Marks of Examination

100

Validity of Score/Grade

3 Years

Number of Test Takers

858,890

GATE 2021 Notification out – Apply Online

 Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Bombay 

Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering 2021

Application Fee

Pay on or before 14 to 30-09-2020:

  • All Other Categories Rs. 1500/-
  • SC/ ST/ PwD/ Female: Rs. 750/-
During the Extended Period (01 to 07-10-2020):
  • All Other Categories: Rs. 2000/-
  • SC/ ST/ PwD/ Female: Rs. 1250
Payment Mode: Debit/ Credit card/ Net Banking

 Important Dates

  • Starting Date for Apply Online: 14-09-2020
  • Closing Date to Submission (Online) of Application: 30-09-2020
  • Extended Closing Date for Submission of (Online) Application: 07-10-2020
  • Last Date for Requesting Change of Examination City (an additional fee will be applicable): 13-11-2020
  • Admit Cards Available on Website: 08-01-2021
  • Date of GATE Exam: 05 to 07 & 12 to 14-02-2021
  • Date of Announcement of Results on Online Application Portal: 22-03-2021

Qualification

  • Bachelors Degree in Engineering/ Technology/ Architecture/ Science/ Commerce/ Arts, MBBS, Master Degree (Arts/Science/Mathematics/Statistics/ Computer Applications)
  • For More Qualification Details refer the notification
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What is the use of GATE Exam?

Following are the reasons why one should appear for GATE 2021:

PSU Recruitment

By qualifying GATE 2021, candidates will be eligible for PSUs Recruitment. The process of PSU Recruitment will consist of an interview or test. However, some companies can also directly recruit on the basis of GATE scores. Candidates must note that the number of PSUs participating in the recruitment process are increasing, moreover, top companies are also getting involved in it.

Jobs

Apart from PSU, GATE qualified candidates will also be able to apply for various jobs like a Professor or Asst. Professor in reputed institutes. Moreover, Scientists “C” grade jobs can also be acquired by candidates who have qualified GATE. Apart from these organizations, some of the private firms also use GATE score to select candidates.

Masters and PhD Programme Admissions

GATE qualified will also be able to apply for admission into IITs, NITs, GFTIs, IISc and many other institutes for higher studies. Not only this, candidates can also avail some reserved seats at IIMs for doctoral programme admissions. Based on the GATE score, Institutes like IIT Bombay offers admissions to PhD., PGDM and PGDIE programmes.

Study Abroad

Not only India, candidates who have GATE scores will be able to apply for studies in other countries like Germany, Singapore also.

Fellowship

Candidates with GATE scores are eligible for scholarships provided by MHRD (Ministry of Human Resource Development). Also, Junior Research Fellowships (JRF) and Senior Research Fellowships (SRF) by CSIR laboratories are also offered to them. Along with this, candidates are allotted financial aid of Rs. 12,400 per month in the form of UGC scholarship. Candidates are also given stipend by BARC.

GATE 2021 Paper Codes

The authorities will conduct GATE 2021 for 27 papers. Environmental Science and Engineering (ES) and Humanities and Social Science (XH) have been introduced as a new addition this year. All of the candidates should know the paper code of their respective GATE 2021 paper. While registering for the examination, the candidates will be asked to fill details about paper codes. Without knowing the paper codes of GATE 2021, the candidates are advised not to fill the application form.

GATE 2021 Subjects

GATE 2021 Paper Codes for XE and XL Papers

XE Paper Sections

Code

XL Paper Sections

Code

Engineering Mathematics (Compulsory)

A

Chemistry (Compulsory)

P

Fluid Mechanics

B

Biochemistry

Q

Materials Science

C

Botany

R

Solid Mechanics

D

Microbiology

S

Thermodynamics

E

Zoology

T

Polymer Science and Engineering

F

Food Technology

U

Food Technology

G

Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences

H

GATE Eligibility Criteria 2021

The parameters that candidates will have to meet to be eligible to appear for the examination will be listed in the eligibility criteria of GATE 2021. Ineligible candidates could get their applications cancelled.

GATE 2021 Eligibility Criteria

  • Nationality – One needs to be a citizen of India. However candidates from other countries can apply for GATE 2021 if they meet the given eligibility criteria.

  • Age Criteria – No age limit.

  • Academic Qualification – The candidates should have completed or be in their pre-final/final year of Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering/Technology (B.E./B.Tech) or Postgraduate (M.Sc) degree in any relevant science subject. For detailed info, candidates can refer below the given table.

  • Pass Percentage – No minimum pass percentage in the qualifying degree.

GATE 2021 – List of Eligible Qualifying Examinations

Qualifying Degree

Qualifying Degree/Examination

Eligible Candidates

Qualification Year Not Later Than

B.E./ B.Tech./ B.Pharm.

Bachelor’s degree holders in Engineering/ Technology (4 years after 10+2 or 3 years after B.Sc./ Diploma in Engineering/ Technology)

Currently in the final year or already completed

2022

B. Arch.

Bachelor’s degree holders of Architecture (5 years course)

Currently in the final year or already completed

2022

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

Bachelor’s degree in Science (Post-Diploma/ 4 years after 10+2)

Currently in the 4th year or already completed

2022

Pharm. D. (after 10+2)

6 years program, consisting of internship or residency training during sixth year

Currently in the 4th/ 5th/6th year or already completed

2022

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

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

Currently in the final year or already completed

2021

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

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

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

2023

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)

Currently in the 4th/5th year or already completed

2022

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

Integrated M.Sc. or 5 years integrated B.S.-M.S. program

Currently in the final year or already completed

2022

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

NA

GATE Application Form 2021

IIT Bombay has released the GATE 2021 application form on September 11 in online mode at gate.iitb.ac.in. In order to access the registration form or application form of GATE 2021, candidates will have to register at GATE Online Application Processing System (GOAPS). Only those candidates will register, fill and submit the registration form of GATE 2021 will be able to appear for entrance examination. For the reference, mentioned below are the steps that candidates will have to follow for GATE 2021 registration.

Steps to Fill GATE 2021 Application Form

Step 1 – Get Register – All the eligible candidates will have to register through GOAPS. Candidates will have to enter their name, email ID and mobile number during registration. On successful registration, an enrollment number will be generated. For login purposes, candidates will also have to create their choice of password and keep it safe

Step 2 – Fill Application Form – After registration, the candidates will have to enter all the requisite details in registration form like personal, educational and contact information. Along with this, details related to college and valid photo ID also need to be filled in the application form of GATE 2021. The candidates will also have to select their choice of GATE paper and exam centres.

Step 3 – Upload Scanned Images – The photograph, signature and category certificate (if applicable) will have to be scanned and uploaded as per the specifications mentioned by the authorities.

Step 4 – Pay Application Fees – Pay the application fee as per the category one belongs to in online mode i.e., net banking/debit card/credit card.

GATE 2021 Application Fees

Category

Application Fee on or before the given due date

Application Fee During Extended Period

Male Category (General/OBC) and Others

Rs. 1500

Rs. 2000

SC/ST/PwD and Women (All categories)

Rs. 750

Rs. 1250

Students choosing Dubai and Singapore as exam centres

US$ 100

US$ 120

Students choosing Addis Ababa, Colombo, Dhaka and Kathmandu as exam centres

US$ 50

US$ 70

Step 5 – Submission of Application Form – After completing the above given steps, the candidates will have to submit their application form.

How to Check GATE 2021 Application Form Status?

After submission of GATE 2021 registration, candidates will be able to check the status of their form. To check the status, candidates will have to log in through GOAPS. The status of the candidates will be mentioned accordingly as per the given categories:

  • Received

  • Under Scrutiny

  • Accepted

  • Defect Status

  • Status after Rectification

  • Rejected with Valid Reason

With the help of the application form/registration form status, the candidates will be able to know whether the authorities had received the form or not.

GATE Application Form Correction 2021

The authorities will publish the list of marked defects in the submitted registration form. Candidates will have to edit or rectify the highlighted defects within the given time period. Registered candidates can use the facility of application form correction to rectify the defects. Information such as exam paper, city, gender, category and applicant details will be open for correction during this procedure only for the registered candidates. To access the application form for correction, login GOAPS account.

Details can be edited

  • Name of the candidate

  • Date of Birth

  • Name of Parent/Guardian

  • Country of Residence

  • Parent/Guardian’s Mobile Number

  • Correspondence Address

  • Qualifying Degree Details

Candidate in India

  • For exam city change request within India – Rs. 400

  • For exam city change request outside India (Addis Ababa, Colombo, Dhaka and Kathmandu) – Rs. 3550

  • For exam city change request outside India (Dubai and Singapore) – Rs. 7100

Candidate outside India

  • The fee is waived for GATE examination city in India

  • For exam city request outside India – USD $10 (Rs. 740).

  • For exam city change request from Addis Ababa, Colombo, Dhaka & Kathmandu to Dubai or Singapore – Rs. 4290

Note: The candidates will also be allowed to change their category/gender/PwD status/Dyslexia and other similar learning disabilities within a given period of time.

GATE Exam Centres 2021

The list of venues where the entrance examination will be conducted will constitute the exam centres of GATE 2021. During GATE 2021 registration, the candidates will have to select an exam centre in order of their preference. Allotment of GATE 2021 exam centres will be done as per preference and availability. There are eight zonal centres under which various cities are listed where the examination will be conducted. Due to COVID-19, there are chances of international centres being dropped.

Exam Centres of GATE 2021

Zone No.

Zonal GATE Office

List of Examination Cities/Town

1

IISc Bangalore

Ananthapuramu, Angamaly, Bagalkot, Ballari (Bellary), Belagavi (Belgaum), Bengaluru South, Bengaluru North, Bidar, Chikkamagaluru, Davanagere, Hassan, Hubballi (Hubli), Hyderabad, Kalaburagi (Gulbarga), Kannur, Kasaragod, Kolar, Kozhikode, Kurnool, Malappuram, Mangaluru, Manipal, Mysuru (Mysore), Palakkad, Payyanur, Port Blair, Shivamogga (Shimoga), Thrissur, Tumakuru, Vatakara

2

IIT Bombay (Conducting Authority)

Ahmedabad, Ahmednagar, Amravati, Anand, Aurangabad, Baramati, Bhavnagar, Bhuj, Gandhinagar, Goa, Jalgaon, Kolhapur, Mehsana, Mumbai-Thane, Nagpur, Nandad, Nashik, Navi Mumbai, Pune, Rajkot, Ratnagiri, Sangli, Satara, Solapur, Surat, Vadodara, Chandrapur

3

IIT Delhi

Ajmer, Alwar, Bahadurgarh, Bikaner, Faridabad-Palwal, Greater Noida, Gurugram, Hisar, Indore, Jaipur, Jammu-Samba, Jodhpur, Karnal, Kota, Mathura, New Delhi, Rohtak, Sikar, Udaipur, Ujjain, Srinagar

4

IIT Guwahati

Agartala, Aizawl, Asansol-Durgapur, Bokaro Steel City, Burdwan, Dhanbad, Dibrugarh, Dimapur, Gangtok, Guwahati, Imphal, Itanagar, Jorhat, Kalyani, Muzaffarpur, Patna, Purnea, Shillong, Silchar, Siliguri, Tezpur

5

IIT Kanpur

Agra, Aligarh, Allahabad, Bareilly, Bhopal, Gorakhpur, Gwalior, Jabalpur, Kanpur, Lucknow, Varanasi, Jhansi

6

IIT Kharagpur

Balasore, Berhampur (Odisha), Bhilai, Bhubaneswar, Bilaspur (CG), Cuttack, Eluru, Hooghly (WB), Jamshedpur, Kakinada (AP), Kharagpur, Kolkata, Raipur, Rajamahendravaram (Rajahmundry), Ranchi, Rourkela, Sambalpur, Srikaulam, Tadepalligudem, Vijayawada, Visakhapatnam, Vizianagaram, Dhenkanal

7

IIT Madras

Alappuzha, Aluva-Ernakulam, Attingal, Chengannur, Chennai-South, Chennai-West, Chirala, Chittoor, Coimbatore, Cuddalore, Dindigul, Gudur, Guntur, Idukki, Kadapa, Kanjirapally, Kanyakumari-Nagercoil, Karimnagar, Khammam, Kollam, Kodad, Kothamangalam, Kottayam, Madurai, Muvattupuzha, Namakkal, Nellore, Ongole, Puducherry (Pondicherry), Salem, Thanjavur, Thiruvananthapuram, Thoothukudi, Tiruchirapalli, Tirunelveli, Tirupati, Vellore, Villupuram, Virudhunagar, Warangal

8

IIT Roorkee

Ambala, Amritsar, Bathinda, Dehradun, Ghaziabad, Haldwani, Hamirpur-Una (HP), Jalandhar, Kurukshetra, Ludhiana, Meerut, Mohali-Chandigarh, Moradabad, Noida, Panipat, Pathankot, Patiala-Sangrur, Roorkee, Shimla-Solan, Sonepat, Yamunanagar, Muzzafarnagar

9

Foreign Candidates

Addis Ababa (Ethiopia), Colombo (Sri Lanka), Dhaka (Bangladesh), Dubai (UAE), Kathmandu (Nepal), Singapore

Comparison of Previous GATE Exam Cities

Zones

2019

2020

IISc Bangalore

28

30

IIT Bombay

28

26

IIT Delhi

21

21

IIT Guwahati

17

21

IIT Kanpur

11

11

IIT Kharagpur

22

22

IIT Madras

46

41

IIT Roorkee

27

21

Foreign Candidates

6

6

Total

206

199

How to Prepare for GATE 2021?

To prepare for the national level postgraduate engineering entrance examination, GATE 2021 candidates must be well-versed with the syllabus, exam pattern, attempt mock test, solve previous year sample papers and more. Mentioned below are the few tips and tricks that can help candidates to perform well in the entrance examination, boost their preparation for the upcoming examination.

Tips to Prepare for GATE 2021

  • Be familiar with the exam pattern and syllabus

  • Refer to the GATE 2021 syllabus and prepare a study plan. Make sure you allot equal time to various topics mentioned in the syllabus.

  • Solve mock tests and sample papers.

  • Refer relevant books to prepare in a better way for GATE 2021.

  • Get enough hours of sleeps

  • Revision is the key to success

GATE Exam Pattern 2021

Before moving forward towards preparation, candidates are advised to check the exam pattern of GATE 2021. Through the exam pattern, the candidates will be able to know details such as the duration of the exam, subjects, number of questions, marking scheme and more. This will make the candidates aware of how the examination will be conducted and boost their preparation process.

GATE 2021 Exam Pattern

Particulars

Details

Examination Mode

Computer Based Test (Online)

Duration

3 Hours

Number of Papers in GATE 2021

27 Papers

Section

  • General Aptitude (GA)

  • Candidate Selected Subject

Type of Questions

  • Multiple Choice Questions (MCQs)

  • Multiple Select Questions (MSQs)

  • Numerical Answer Type (NAT) Questions

Design of Questions

The questions are designed to test the listed abilities

  • Application

  • Analysis

  • Comprehension

  • Recall

  • Synthesis

Number of Questions

65 Questions (including 10 questions from General Aptitude)

Distribution of Questions in all Papers except AR, CY, EY, GG, MA, PH and XL

Engineering Mathematics – 13 Marks

Subject Questions – 72 Marks

General Aptitude – 15 Marks

Distribution of Questions in AR, CY, EY, GG, MA, PH, XH and XL

Questions from Subject Concerned – 85 Marks

General Aptitude – 15 Marks

Total Marks

100 Marks

Marking Scheme

All of the questions will be worth 1 or 2 marks

GATE 2021 Marking Scheme

Paper Code

General Aptitude (GA) Marks

Subject Marks

Total Marks

Total Time

AE, AR, AG, BT, CE, CH, CS, CY, EC, EE, ES, EY, GG, IN, MA, ME, MN, MT, PE, PH, PI, TF, ST and BM.

15

85

100

3 Hours

GG (Part A + Part B (Section 1 Geology OR Section 2 Geophysics)1525+601003 Hours

XE (Section A + Any Two Sections)

15

15 + 2 x 35

100

3 Hours

XH (Section B1 + Any Two Sections)1525 + 1 x 601003 Hours

XL (Section P + Any Two Sections)

15

25 + 2 x 30

100

3 Hours

GATE Syllabus 2021

IIT Bombay has released the syllabus of GATE 2021 in online mode. The syllabus consists of the subjects and topics that candidates will have to study to prepare for the exam. Since the syllabus of each paper is different, the candidates will have to check according to the discipline that they select. By using the syllabus, the candidates will be aware of which topics need to be studied for the examination. Candidates must note that General Aptitude has to be studied as it is compulsory for every GATE paper.

To check the syllabus of General Aptitude – Click Here

GATE Mock Test 2021

IIT Bombay will release the mock test of GATE 2021. Through the mock test, the candidates will be able to get familiar with the exam pattern of GATE 2021. GATE 2021 mock test is a stimulation of the real exam and will help candidates in preparing for the upcoming examination. Authorities releases separate mock tests for the various papers conducted by them. The mock test will be 3 hours long and will consist of objective type questions.

Note: For more preparation tips, the candidates can check the interviews of the previous year toppers

GATE 2020 Toppers List (AIR 1)

GATE 2020 Paper

Name of the Toppers

Marks out of 100

Aerospace Engineering

Bharath Kumar K

81

Agricultural Engineering

Vikrant Chauhan

77

Architecture and Planning

Kintan Shah

72

Biomedical Engineering

Ganesh Shivajirao Kulkarni

41.67

Biotechnology

Pranav Milind Deo

73.67

Civil Engineering

Ajay Singhal – Read Interview

90.77*

Civil Engineering

Sumil Dewda

90.77*

Chemical Engineering

Sachin Singh Naruka

86.67

Computer Science and Information Technology

Hitesh Poply

91

Chemistry

Krishan Panja

70.33

Electronics and Communication Engineering

Kalpit Agrawal

82

Electronics and Communication Engineering

A Pavankumar Reddy

82

Electrical Engineering

Abhash Rai – Read Interview

87.33

Ecology and Evolution

Sveekruth Sheshagiri Pai

84

Geology

Rohan Nandy

82

Geophysics

Upendra Kumar Gu nta

83

instrumentation Engineering

Naraharisetty Sai Sandeep

82.33

instrumentation Engineering

Krishna Singh Rajput

82.33

Mathematics

Pradeen Singh

54.67

Mechanical Engineering

Vikash Kumar

86.88*

Mining Engineering

Priyanshu Maheswari

73.33

Metallurgical Engineering

Jaya Gupta

83

Petroleum Engineering

Gaurav Kumar – Read Interview

76.67

Physics

Harshita Sharma

8 5.3

Production and Industrial Engineering

Suryansh Garg

88

Statistics

Pramit Das

64.67

Textile Engineering and Fibre

Science

Priya Rathore

89.33

Engineering Sciences

Devendra Singh Negi

76

Life Sciences

Tamoghna Chowdhury

73.33

GATE 2020 Toppers List (Other rank holders)

GATE 2020 Toppers

Name of Toppers

All India Rank

Marks out of 100

Computer Science

Piyush Tiwari – Read Interview

17

79.33

Architecture and Planning

Anshuman Dubey – Read Interview

23

61.67

Mechanical Engineering

Ashutosh Rai – Read Interview

3

85.88

GATE Admit Card 2021

The authorities will release the GATE 2021 hall ticket on January 8. All registered candidates will be able to download the admit card/hall ticket from the official website after it will be issued. If any candidate’s applications get rejected due to some reasons, they will not be able to access the admit card. Details related to the entrance examination such as venue, timings and more will be available on the admit card of GATE 2021. While reporting at the examination centre, the candidates will be required to carry their GATE admit card 2021. Without the admit card, the candidates will not be allowed to appear for the examination. Along with the hall ticket, a photo identity proof also needs to be produced. From the given below ID proofs, candidates can produce any one of them at the exam centre.

List of Photo ID’s for Indian Students

  • Passport

  • Voter ID

  • Aadhaar Number

  • PAN Card

  • Valid College ID

  • Employee Identification Card

  • Driving License

List of Photo ID’s for International Students

  • Passport

  • Government Issued ID

  • Employee ID

GATE Answer Key 2021

Candidates will be able to access GATE 2021 answer key tentatively in the third week of February. The authorities will first release provisional answer key and after evaluating the feedback final answer key of GATE 2021 will be issued. GATE answer key 2021 will consist of correct answers to the questions asked in the examination. The answer key of GATE 2021 can be used to calculate probable scores by following official marking scheme. Objections against the provisional answer key will be accepted by the authorities tentatively in the third week of February. Payment of Rs. 500 has to be made by the candidates for every challenge. After checking all of the objections sent by the authorities, the final answer key of GATE 2021 will be released. Candidates can refer to the previous years’ GATE answer key for the reference.

Previous Year (GATE 2020) Answer Key for top 5 papers (Official)

Paper Code

Question Paper Link

Provisional Answer Key

Civil Engineering (CE)

Click Here (CE-1)

Click Here (CE-1)

Click Here (CE-2)

Click Here (CE-2)

Computer Science and Information Technology (CS)

Click Here

Click Here

Electronics and Communication Engineering (EC)

Click Here

Click Here

Electrical Engineering (EE)

Click Here

Click Here

Mechanical Engineering (ME)

Click Here (ME-1)

Click Here (ME-1)

Click Here (ME-2)

Click Here (ME-2)

GATE Question Papers 2021

The authorities will release the official question papers of GATE 2021 for all the candidates who will appear for the entrance exam. Candidates will be able to check the question papers of GATE 2021 by login to their account. Through the question papers, the candidates will get to know the type of questions asked as well details about the weightage and division of topics in the syllabus. The questions of all disciplines of GATE 2021 will be released with the answer key.

Previous Year GATE Question Paper

GATE 2020 Question Papers (Official)

Paper Code

Question Paper Link

Aerospace Engineering (AE)

Click Here

Agricultural Engineering (AG)

Click Here

Architecture and Planning (AR)

Click Here

Biotechnology (BT)

Click Here

Civil Engineering (CE)

Click Here (CE-1)

Click Here (CE-2)

Chemical Engineering (CH)

Click Here

Computer Science and Information Technology (CS)

Click Here

Chemistry (CY)

Click Here

Electronics and Communication Engineering (EC)

Click Here

Electrical Engineering (EE)

Click Here

Ecology and Evolution (EY)

Click Here

Geology and Geophysics (GG)

Click Here

Instrumentation Engineering (IN)

Click Here

Mathematics (MA)

Click Here

Mechanical Engineering (ME)

Click Here (ME-1)

Click Here (ME-2)

Mining Engineering (MN)

Click Here

Metallurgical Engineering (MT)

Click Here

Petroleum Engineering (PE)

Click Here

Physics (PH)

Click Here

Production and Industrial Engineering (PI)

Click Here

Statistics (ST)

Click Here

Textile Engineering and Fibre Science (TF)

Click Here

Engineering Sciences (XE-A, B, C, D, E, F, G, H)

Click Here

Life Sciences (XL-P, Q, R, S, T, U)

Click Here

GATE Response Sheet 2021

IIT Bombay will release the response sheet of GATE 2021 tentatively in second week of February. Candidates will be able to check their recorded responses through the released sheet in online mode. To check the response sheet, the candidates will have to log in using their enrolment ID and password.

GATE 2021 College Predictor

Careers360 has developed the tool, GATE 2021 college predictor for the candidates to know which colleges they are likely to get admission in based on their probable/secured scores. Candidates will be able to access the college predictor of GATE 2021 after the declaration of result. It’s an online tool which is simple and easy to use. Details such as GATE score out of 1000, GATE marks out of 100, caste, paper and more will have to be submitted to compute the list of eligible colleges. This will also allow the candidates to be prepared for the various counselling and admission sessions.

GATE Result 2021

IIT Bombay will announce the result of GATE 2021 on March 22. In order to access the result candidates will have to log in using their GATE enrolment ID/email address/registration ID and password. Through the result, the candidates will be able to check their scores out of 100, qualifying marks for GATE paper, All India Rank and more. The scores will be calculated by using the raw scores secured by the candidates in their respective GATE paper. For those papers which have multiple sessions, a normalization process will be adopted by the authorities.

How to Check GATE Result 2021

  1. Visit the official website or the link given in the article (will update the link as and when available)

  2. Click on the result link

  3. Enter GATE enrolment ID/email address/registration ID and password

  4. Click on Submit tab

  5. The result will be displayed on the screen

GATE Score Card 2021

After the result is announced, the scorecard of GATE 2021 will be made available for downloading. The score card will be released tentatively in the third week of March. Only those candidates who have met the qualifying cutoff will be allotted rank and allowed to download the rank card. Information such as score out of 1000, raw score, category wise qualifying marks, rank and more will be present in the GATE 2021 score card.

Note: The candidates will have to note that the score card will be valid for three years from the date of result declaration.

Steps to Download GATE Score Card 2021

  1. Visit the official website or the link given in the article (will update the link as and when available)

  2. Click on the scorecard link

  3. Log in through GOAPS using enrollment ID/email address/registration ID and password

  4. Click on Submit

  5. Download and print out the scorecard of GATE 2021.

GATE Cutoff 2021

The qualifying marks that the candidates are required to secure to have higher chances of admission will constitute GATE 2021 cutoff. Candidates should note that the cutoff of each GATE 2021 paper will be different. The cutoff can be found in the result of GATE 2021 released by the authorities. Different criteria related to the entrance examination will be checked by the authorities while preparing the GATE cutoff 2021.

Previous Year’s GATE Qualifying Cutoff

GATE 2020 Qualifying Cutoff (Official)

Paper Name

Paper Code

Qualifying Marks

General

OBC (NCL)

SC/ST/PwD

Life Sciences

XL

31.7

28.5

21.1

Civil Engineering

CE

32.9

29.6

21.9

Electrical Engineering

EE

33.4

30.0

22.2

Computer Science and Information Technology

CS

28.5

25.6

19.0

Mechanical Engineering

ME

34.0

30.6

22.6

Petroleum Engineering

PE

39.8

35.8

26.5

Electronics and Communication Engineering

EC

28.8

25.9

19.2

Chemical Engineering

CH

35.7

32.1

23.8

Chemistry

CY

26.7

24.0

17.8

Biotechnology

BT

30.7

27.6

20.4

Engineering Sciences Minor

XE

26.0

23.4

17.3

Textile Engineering and Fibre Science

TF

37.1

33.3

24.7

Aerospace Engineering

AE

27.2

24.4

18.1

Agricultural Engineering

AG

26.3

23.6

17.5

Architecture and Planning

AR

34.8

31.3

23.2

Ecology and Evolution

EY

42.2

37.9

28.1

Geology

GG

38.4

34.5

25.6

Geophysics

GG

51.9

46.7

34.6

Instrumentation Engineering

IN

34.6

31.1

23.0

Mathematics

MA

25

22.5

16.7

Mining Engineering

MN

32.7

29.4

21.8

Metallurgical Engineering

MT

49.2

44.2

32.8

Physics

PH

37.2

33.4

24.8

Production and Industrial Engineering

PI

36.6

32.9

24.4

Statistics

ST

25

22.5

16.6

Biomedical Engineering

BM

25.0

22.5

16.6

GATE 2019 Qualifying Cutoff

S. No

Paper Name

Paper Code

Qualifying Marks

General

OBC (NCL)

SC/ST/PwD

1

Life Sciences

XL

36.7

33

24.5

2

Civil Engineering

CE

28.2

25.4

18.8

3

Electrical Engineering

EE

39.6

35.6

26.4

4

Computer Science and Information Technology

CS

29.5

26.6

19.7

5

Mechanical Engineering

ME

34.1

30.7

22.7

6

Petroleum Engineering

PE

49.9

44.9

33.3

7

Electronics and Communication Engineering

EC

26.7

24

17.8

8

Chemical Engineering

CH

34.8

31.3

23.2

9

Chemistry

CY

32

28.8

21.3

10

Biotechnology

BT

35.9

32.3

23.9

11

Engineering Sciences

XE

26.7

24

17.8

12

Textile Engineering and Fibre Science

TF

40.1

36.1

26.7

13

Aerospace Engineering

AE

33.5

30.2

22.3

14

Agricultural Engineering

AG

28.3

25.5

18.9

15

Architecture and Planning

AR

41

36.9

27.3

16

Ecology and Evolution

EY

37.1

33.4

24.7

17

Geology and Geophysics

GG

44.5

40.1

29.7

18

Instrumentation Engineering

IN

31.9

28.7

21.3

19

Mathematics

MA

25

22.5

16.7

20

Mining Engineering

MN

31.5

28.4

21

21

Metallurgical Engineering

MT

53.5

48.1

35.7

22

Physics

PH

25.2

22.7

16.8

23

Production and Industrial Engineering

PI

32.2

29

21.5

24

Statistics

ST

32.5

29.2

21.7

GATE Counselling 2021

IIT Bombay will not conduct common counselling for GATE 2021. Since there is no centralized counselling process through GATE, the candidates will have to apply individually for admission into M.Tech courses. The rank and scores secured in GATE 2021 will be checked by the various institutes during the admission procedure. Those candidates who are interested in IIT admissions will be able to use a common portal which is GATE COAP. For NIT admissions, the candidates can register through CCMT. Candidates are advised to check individual institute information for details about admissions.

Previous Year GATE Statistics

Particulars

Number of Registered Candidates

Number of Appeared Candidates

All India

858,890

685,088

Jammu

5424

4270

Srinagar

5102

4046

GATE COAP 2021

GATE Common Offer Acceptance Portal (COAP) is a common portal which is activated for IIT admissions. Through COAP, candidates who have qualified GATE 2021 will be able to apply for M.Tech admissions into IITs. The list of IIT admissions offers will be presented to the candidates out of which they will have to select their preference. Selection of IITs has to be done by the candidates after registration.The candidates will also have to separately apply at the individual IITs for some cases.

GATE COAP 2021: List of Participating Institutes

S.no

Institution Name

S.No

Institution Name

1

ISC Bangalore

12

IIT Bhilai

2

IIT Goa

13

IIT Roorkee

3

IIT Bombay

14

IIT Delhi

4

IIT Bhubaneswar

15

IIT Jodhpur

5

IIT Hyderabad

16

IIT Indore

6

IIT Madras

17

IIT Guwahati

7

IIT Kanpur

18

IIT Kharagpur

8

IIT ISM Dhanbad

19

IIT Patna

9

IIT Palakkad

20

IIT Mandi

10

IIT BHU

21

IIT Ropar

11

IIT Tirupati

 
 

CCMT 2021 – List of Participating Institutes

National Institute of Technology (NIT) conducts Centralized Counselling for M.Tech admissions. Candidates who wish to get admission through CCMT admission need to check the list of participating institutes of CCMT 2021 to be aware of courses and college offered by them.

Top participating Institutes in CCMT 2021

S.no

Name of the Institution

1

National Institute of Technology Tiruchirappalli

2

National Institute of Technology Rourkela

3

National Institute of Technology Karnataka

4

National Institute of Technology Warangal

5

National Institute of Technology Calicut

6

Visvesvaraya National Institute of Technology

7

National Institute of Technology Kurukshetra

8

National Institute of Technology Durgapur

9

National Institute of Technology Silchar

10

Malviya National Institute of Technology

PSU Recruitment Through GATE 2021

GATE qualified candidates will also be eligible to apply for recruitment into PSUs.Candidates who will have good GATE scores will be eligible for PSU recruitments. Through PSU recruitment, the candidates can get a job in popular companies such as HPCL, ONGC, BSNL and more. The PSU recruitment process consists of the application and then an interview/test followed by recruitment. However, there are some cases where direct admissions will also be done i.e., without any test or interview.

Top PSUs that recruit on the basis of GATE 2021

Name of PSUs

DRDO Recruitment through GATE

BARC Recruitment through GATE

IOCL Recruitment through GATE

GAIL Recruitment through GATE

Power Grid Recruitment through GATE

NPCIL Recruitment through GATE

ONGC Recruitment through GATE

Contact Details
IIT Bombay,
Powai,
Mumbai 400 076,
Maharashtra, India

GATE 2021 Notification FAQs

  1. When will I receive my Admit Card?

    Admit Card can ONLY be downloaded from the GOAPS website from 8th January 2021. Admit Cards will NOT be sent by post or as an e-mail attachment.

  2. For how many GATE papers can I apply?

    A candidate can apply for ONE or TWO subject papers(from the given set of combinations as per Table 4.2a) of the 27 papers listed in the GATE INFORMATION BROCHURE or GATE website. The choice of the appropriate paper is the responsibility of the candidate.

    Combinations other than the listed ones are NOT allowed.

    Some guidelines in this respect are suggested below:

    The candidate is expected to appear in paper(s) [up to two as per the given set of combinations in Table 4.2a] appropriate to the discipline of his/her qualifying degree.
    The candidate is, however, free to choose any other paper according to his/her admission plan, keeping in mind the eligibility criteria of the institutions in which he/she wishes to seek admission.

  3. After submission of application, am I permitted to change my GATE Examination City?

    YES. ONLY after the last date for application submission, a request for the change of examination city will be entertained against additional payment till 13th November, 2020. Any request after this date will NOT be considered.

  4. What are the details of the guidelines that will be followed about PwD candidates writing GATE 2021 examination?

    GATE 2021 will follow the guidelines as mentioned in the government regulations (Appendix A). Please refer to:
    https://gate.iitb.ac.in/assets/2021/PWD_Guidelines.pdf

  5. I am currently studying in 3rd year B.A./B.Com./B.Sc. Am I eligible to appear for GATE-2021?

    YES, any undergraduate student currently in 3rd year or higher years of any government approved program in Engineering/Technology/Architecture/Arts/Commerce/Science is eligible to appear for GATE 2021.

  6. Is there any age limit to appear for GATE 2021?

    NO. There is NO age limit to appear for GATE 2021.

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