GATE 2021: Application (From 14th Sep.), Exam Dates (Out), Eligibility
GATE 2021 Registration is starting from 14th September 2020. Exam Dates have been announced. Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering (GATE 2021) is one of the national level entrance examination. It is conducted every year jointly by Institute of Science (IISc), Bangalore & one of the IITs.
IIT Bombay is the conducting body of GATE 2021. The exam is a gateway to get admission in Master’s programs and direct doctoral programs in Engineering/ Technology/ Architecture and Doctoral programs in relevant branches of Science. Through this article, candidates will get the complete information of GATE 2021.
GATE 2021 Notifications – Registration From 14th Sep.
GATE 2021 Application Form is releasing from 14th September 2020. Check here for application form details.
GATE 2021 Exam Dates have been announced. The exam will be held on 5th, 6th & 7th February and 12th, 13th & 14th February 2021. Check here for details on exam dates.
GATE 2021 Eligibility Criteria has been revised. Now 3rd year Under Graduate students are also eligible for GATE Check here for eligibility criteria in details.
GATE 2021 Exam Pattern & Syllabus has been revised. Two new subjects Environmental Science & Engineering (ES) and Humanities & Social Science (XS) are introduced. Check here for exam pattern & syllabus details.
GATE 2021 Highlights
Who is the conducting body of GATE 2021 ? – IIT Bombay
When will be the GATE 2021 exam organised ? – 5th to 7th February and 12th to 14th February 2021 (Announced)
When can I register for GATE 2021 ? – 14th September 2020, Check application form
Are any other subjects/ papers added this year ? Yes, Environmental Science & Engineering (ES) and Humanities & Social Sciences (XS)
For how many subjects, can I appear in GATE 2021 ? – 1 or 2 subjects (as per the prescribed set of combinations)
Are there any changes in the eligibility criteria of GATE 2021 ? Yes, Check eligibility criteria
What will be the GATE exam mode – Online or Offline? – Online (CBT)
Are GATE scores considered for direct recruitment in PSU’s ? Yes (As per respective criteria of PSU’s)
GATE 2021 Exam Dates
Here candidates can check the GATE Exam Dates for various events of 2021 session:
|Online Application form opens||14th September 2020|
|Closing of submission of application form||30th September 2020|
|Last date for submission of application fee (an additional fee will be applicable)||7th October 2020|
|Last date for change of category, paper & exam city (an additional fee will be applicable)||13th November 2020|
|Admit Card availability||8th January 2021|
|GATE 2021 Examination||5th – 7th and 12th – 14th February 2021|
|Announcement of Result||22nd March 2021|
|Score card available||26th March – 31st May 2021|
GATE 2021 Application Form
Candidates must go through the application guidelines which are given below before proceeding for the application form filling:
- Candidates have to register and fill the application form through online mode at GATE Online Application Processing System (GOAPS).
- The online GATE 2021 application form will be available from 14th September 2020 to 30th September 2020.
- Last date to submit the application form with late fee will be 7th October 2020.
- Candidates also have to upload the certificates/ documents, etc. in online mode only.
- The application form can be filled till fourth week of September 2020.
- The photograph, signature, certificate of qualifying degree, category certificate (SC/ST/PwD) and/or Dyslexic certificate, wherever applicable, must be uploaded during the online application.
- Candidate can appear in one or two papers. Students can appear for two papers as per the prescribed set of combinations.
- The candidates should not send any hard copy of application form/documents etc. to the conducting institution or any of the zonal GATE offices.
- The fee can be paid in electronic mode.
- The application fee will be neither refundable nor transferable.
- Payments have to be made online by using either net banking or debit card or credit card.
- Check the fee below:
|For Examination Centres in India||Application fee||During the Extended Period|
|Female candidates||Rs. 750||Rs. 1250|
|SC/ST/PwD* category candidates||Rs. 750||Rs. 1250|
|All other candidates||Rs. 1500||Rs. 2000|
|For Examination Centres outside India (All Candidates)|
|Addis Ababa, Colombo, Dhaka and Kathmandu||US$ 50||US$ 70|
|Dubai and Singapore||US$ 100||US$ 120|
GATE 2021 Application Form Correction
Candidates have to rectify the defects in the application before the stipulated deadline. The application form correction can be done till third week of November 2020.
Failing to rectify the defects within the stipulated time can lead to the rejection of the application and no further communication will be entertained in this regard.
GATE 2021 Eligibility Criteria
Here, candidates can check the GATE Eligibility criteria for various programmes:
|Qualifying Degree||Qualifying Degree/Examinations||Eligibility||Year of Qualification 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)/Naval Architecture (4 years course)/Planning (4 years course)||Currently in the final year or already completed||2023 (for 5 year) & 2022 (for 4 year)|
|B.Sc. (Research)/ B.S.||Bachelor’s degree in Science (Post-Diploma/4 years after 10+2)||Currently in the 3rd year or already completed||2022|
|Pharm. D. (after 10+2)||Degree holders of 6 years program, consisting of internship or residency training during sixth year||Currently in the 3rd/4th/5th/6th year or already completed||2024|
|MBBS||Degree holders of M.B.B.S. and those who are in the 5th/6h/7th semester of such programme.||5th, 6th, 7th or already completed||2022|
|M. Sc./M.A./MCA or equivalent||Master’s degree in any branch of Science / Mathematics/Statistics/Computer Applications/ Arts or equivalent||Currently in the first year or already completed||2022|
|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 1st, 2nd or 3rd year or already completed||2024|
|Int. M.Sc./ Int. B.S.-M.S.||Integrated M.Sc. or 5 years integrated B.S.-M.S. program||Currently in the third year or already completed||2024|
|Professional Society Examinations (equivalent to B.E./B.Tech./ B.Arch.)||B.E./B.Tech./B.Arch. equivalent examinations of Professional Societies, recognized by MoE/ 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|
Note: Candidates who have obtained/are pursuing their qualifying degree from countries other than India:
- Must have completed or are in the final year of their Bachelor’s degree (duration: at least 4 years) in Engineering/Technology.
- Must have completed or are in the final year of their Post Graduate (Master’s) degree. (duration: at least 2 years) in any relevant subjects in science.
GATE 2021 Exam Pattern
Here, candidates can check the complete GATE Exam pattern in the below given section:
- Mode: The exam will be conducted in online (CBT) mode.
- No of Subject Papers: The exam will be conducted for 27 subject papers. Two new subject papers – Environmental Science & Engineering (ES) and Humanities & Social Sciences (XS) have been added this year.
- Type of Questions: The questions will of Multiple Choice Questions (MCQ), Multiple Select Questions (MSQ) & Numerical Answer type (NAT).
- Type of Sections: There will be two of types of sections in each paper – Compulsory & Optional.
- Duration of Exam: The exam will be of total 3 hours.
- Maximum marks: The question paper will be of 100 marks.
- No. of Questions: The question paper will consist of 65 questions.
- Marking Scheme: For MCQs and NATs, various questions will be of 1 or 2 marks. In MCQs of 1 mark, 1/3 marks will be deducted for wrong responses. For MCQs of 2 mark, 2/3 marks will be deducted for incorrect answers. There will be no negative marking for numerical type questions.
Note: There will be NO negative marking for a wrong answer in NAT questions.
GATE 2021 Syllabus
The GATE Syllabus will be provided by the official authority. Two new subjects (Environmental Science & Engineering and Humanities & Social Sciences) have been added in the syllabus of GATE 2021.
Here, we have given the syllabus for various subjects below:
Bio-medical Engineering (BM): Engineering Mathematics, Signals and Systems, Electrical Circuits, Measurements and Control Systems, Analog and Digital Electronics, Sensors and Bioinstrumentation, Measurements and Control Systems, Biomechanics, Human Anatomy and Physiology, Biomaterials, Medical Imaging Systems.
Architecture and Planning (AR): Architecture and Design, Construction and Management, Building Materials, Environmental Planning and Design, Building and Structure, etc.
Mathematics (MA): Linear Algebra, Algebra, Complex Analysis, Functional Analysis, Real Analysis, Numerical Analysis, etc.
Electronics and Communication Engineering (EC): Engineering Mathematics, Networks, Electronic Devices, Signals and Systems, Digital Circuits, Analog Circuits, etc.
Chemical Engineering (CH): Process Calculations and Thermodynamics, Engineering Mathematics, Fluid Mechanics and Mechanical Operations, etc.
Instrumentation Engineering (IN): Engineering Mathematics, Signals and Systems, Electrical Circuits, Control Systems, etc.
Petroleum Engineering (PE): Linear Algebra, Petroleum Formation Evaluation, Oil and Gas Well Testing, etc.
Civil Engineering (CE): Engineering Mathematics, Structural Engineering, Geotechnical Engineering, Structural Engineering, etc.
Statistics (ST): Calculus, Probability, Linear Algebra, Inference, Stochastic Processes, Multivariate Analysis, Design of Experiments & Regression Analysis.
GATE 2021 Preparation Tips
Here, candidates can check some GATE preparation tips to get help in the preparation for the exam:
- First of all, go through the complete syllabus, marking pattern and exam pattern of the examination.
- Make a schematic study time table and follow it on a regular basis.
- Go through best seller books for GATE 2021 preparation.
- Solve previous year question papers and sample papers provided by the various coaching institutions.
- Take online mock tests to know the pattern of question paper.
- Maintain your health and do not take stress during exam preparation. Do some yoga and meditation.
FAQ’s (Most Asked Questions)
GATE 2021 Admit Card
The GATE 2021 admit card would be available through online mode on GOAPS website. No printed copy of the admit cards will be released by the authority.
The candidates have to appear at the examination centre on the date and time specified in the admit card. No request for any changes in the centre or date/time specified in the admit card will be entertained.
The admit card will be available for download from 8th January 2021. Candidates should carry printout of the downloaded admit card to the examination for the verification along with the original and valid photo Identity proof.
GATE 2021 Answer Key
After the GATE 2021 examinations, candidates’ responses will be available at GOAPS. Candidates can get it by entering their login details.
GATE answer keys for various papers will be displayed in GATE website. Candidates may submit their queries on the answer keys in a given time period after the payment. Evaluation of examination papers will be finalized and score will be released.
GATE 2021 Result
GATE results will be released by the official authority in the 22nd March 2021. It will be available on the GATE 2021 website.
Candidates can get the result by entering their login details. It will show the qualifying status of the candidate. It is necessary to keep the result till the admission process gets over.
GATE 2021 Score Card
The GATE score card will show the relative performance of the candidate in a particular subject. GATE 2021 score will be valid for 3years from the date of announcement of the results.
The GATE 2021 scorecards can be downloaded between from 26th March to 31st May 2021.
The GATE scorecard will be printed with the photograph that candidate has submitted at the time of filing application form. GATE qualified candidates have to pay a fee of Rs. 500 those want to get a soft copy of his/her GATE Scorecard after last week of May 2021.
GATE 2021 Cut Off
Below, candidates can check the expected cut off for GATE 2021 entrance examination. After released by the official authority we will update the actual cut off marks.
|Electronics and Communication||25||25.5||16.50|
GATE 2021 Counselling
The Centralized Counseling for M.Tech./M.Arch./M.Plan. will be organized by the CCMT 2021. The admission will be offered based on candidate’s GATE score of years 2019, 2020 and 2021, in all universities & colleges.
To participate in the counselling, candidates have to pay the counselling registration fee. The process for centralized admission to postgraduate programs will start from second week of April 2021.
The counselling process will be comprised of three stages that are online Registration, Choice Filling and Locking of Choices, Online Seat Allotment, Seat Acceptance fee deposit and Physical Reporting at a Reporting Center (RC) and Getting Admitted to Allotted Institute.
GATE 2021 Admission
After appearing in the counselling successfully, the candidates can download their Provisional Admission Letter (PAL). Candidates have to report physically at the allotted institute for admission.
The candidates have to report with DVC issued by the RC and PAL downloaded from the CCMT-2021 website. They also have to carry the other documents notified by the respective institutes in their website.
Before reporting to allotted institute, the candidates will have to pay balance admission fee (if applicable) in the mode prescribed by the respective institutes in their website.
If you have any query regarding GATE 2021, you can ask your query in the comments section given below.