GATE 2021: Admit Card (Released), Exam Dates, Pattern, Syllabus

gate 2021GATE 2021 Admit Card has been released on 8th January 2021. Paper Wise Schedule has been released. 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 – Admit Card Released

newiconGATE 2021 Admit Card has been released on 8th January 2021.Check here for admit card details.

newiconGATE 2021 Paper wise schedule has been released.Check here for exam date details.

newiconGATE 2021 Mock Test has been released on 25th November 2020. Check here for Preparation Tips.

newiconGATE 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.

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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 admit card for GATE 2021 releasing ? – On 8th January 2021, Check admit card

When will be the GATE 2021 exam organised ? – 5th to 7th February and 12th to 14th February 2021 (Announced)

Is GATE 2021 Syllabus or Exam pattern revised for 2021 ? – Yes, Check syllabus & exam pattern

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)

Will admit card get release through online mode ? Yes

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)

Exam Dates Admit Card Exam Pattern

FAQs Syllabus

GATE 2021 Exam Dates

Here candidates can check the GATE Exam Dates for various events of 2021 session:

EventsDates (Announced)
Online Application form opens11th September 2020
Closing of submission of application form8th October 2020
Last date for submission of application fee (an additional fee will be applicable)14th October 2020
Change of category, paper & exam city (an additional fee will be applicable)28th October to 13th November 2020
Choice of exam city edit13th to 15th December 2020
Admit Card availability8th January 2021
GATE 2021 Examination5th – 7th and 12th – 14th February 2021
Announcement of Result22nd March 2021
Score card available26th March – 31st May 2021

GATE 2021 Admit Card

The GATE 2021 admit card has been made available through online mode on GOAPS website. No printed copy of the admit cards has been 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 has been entertained.

The admit card is made 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.

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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.

Also Check:

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GATE Virtual Calculator

FAQ’s (Most Asked Questions)

Answer: The application form of GATE has been provided via online mode. No offline applications can be accepted.

Answer: You can appear for 1 or 2 subjects (as per the prescribed set of combinations) in the GATE exam. There are total 27 papers. Two new subject papers – Environmental Science & Engineering and Humanities & Social Sciences have been added this year.

Answer: Yes, corrections/ changes are allowed to the candidates when the authority will open the correction facility. No correction in the application are allowed after the last date of correction.

Answer: Yes, you can apply. As per the new changes made in the eligibility, students who have completed their 10+2+2 or 10+3+1 and are in their 3rd year of UG degree/ higher years of study/ graduated in any government approved degree in Engineering/ Architecture/ Technology/ Science/ Arts/ Commerce are eligible to apply.

Answer: There is no age limit to apply for GATE so you can apply for any number of times.

Answer: No, you can submit only one application form.

Answer: You must make a fresh payment. The amount of previous payment can be credited back to your account within few days.

Answer: No, you are not allowed to take calculator but you are provided with a virtual scientific calculator at the exam hall.

Answer: If you are in the final year of the qualifying degree program, you are required to upload a Certificate from the Head of the Department/ Institute in which you are studying.

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.

Computer Science2522.3016.23
Electronics and Communication2525.516.50
Civil Engineering26.7018.124.20
Mechanical Engineering34.631.523.4
Chemical Engineering37.13425.0
Petroleum Engineering39.535.226.3

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.

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 is made available from 11th September 2020 to 8th October 2020.
  • Last date to submit the application form with late fee is till 12th October 2020.
  • Candidates also have to upload the certificates/ documents, etc. in online mode only.
  • 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.

Application Fee:

  • The fee can be paid in electronic mode.
  • The application fee is 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 IndiaApplication feeDuring the Extended Period
Female candidatesRs. 750Rs. 1250
SC/ST/PwD* category candidatesRs. 750Rs. 1250
All other candidatesRs. 1500Rs. 2000
For Examination Centres outside India (All Candidates)
Addis Ababa, Colombo, Dhaka and KathmanduUS$ 50US$ 70
Dubai and SingaporeUS$ 100US$ 120
Check HereHow to Fill GATE 2021 Application Form

GATE 2021 Eligibility Criteria

Here, candidates can check the GATE Eligibility criteria for various programmes:

Qualifying DegreeQualifying Degree/ExaminationsEligibilityYear 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 completed2022
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 completed2023 (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 completed2022
Pharm. D. (after 10+2)Degree holders of 6 years program, consisting of internship or residency training during sixth yearCurrently in the 3rd/4th/5th/6th year or already completed2024
MBBSDegree holders of M.B.B.S. and those who are in the 5th/6h/7th semester of such programme.5th, 6th, 7th or already completed2022
M. Sc./M.A./MCA or equivalentMaster’s degree in any branch of Science / Mathematics/Statistics/Computer Applications/ Arts or equivalentCurrently in the first year or already completed2022
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 completed2023
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 completed2024
Int. M.Sc./ Int. B.S.-M.S.Integrated M.Sc. or 5 years integrated B.S.-M.S. programCurrently in the third year or already completed2024
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 coursesNA

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 Application Form Correction

IIT Bombay has provided the GATE Application Correction facility on its official website ( through online mode. The correction has been provided in some fields only.

Candidates have to rectify the defects in the application before the stipulated deadline. The application form correction can be done till 13th November 2020. For some other particulars, it can be done till 23rd November 2020.

Correction in examination city choice has been re-started from 13th till 15th December 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.

If you have any query regarding GATE 2021, you can ask your query in the comments section given below.

Displaying 108 Comments
  1. Abu Salman says:

    In my Adhar card my name is as’Thummalabai Abu Salman”…in gate application it took name as “Abu Salman Thummalabai”….is it okay without any problem? Or need to do something?

  2. roshan says:

    what is the size of the documents that we have to upload?
    is there any restriction to the size of the document?
    what is the range of the documents size ?

  3. Ankita says:

    I am from SPPU 2020 batch. My final year exams are in next month. So what should I fill in the Gate 2021 form in ‘are you graduated ?’ field .

  4. pooja says:

    is it compulsory to hava a latest caste certificate means before 6 months?

  5. Monika says:

    Is there no any Eligibility Document for Gate 2021 Application as in Gate 2020?

  6. Sheethal says:

    Sir I have not yet got degree certificate … can we apply provisional certificate as alternative ?

  7. Hariharan says:

    Can I change the college name when the correction facility is open ?

  8. ROHIT PILLAI says:


  9. Rohan says:

    I’m an 4 year engineering student , I have one backlog , Am I eligible to apply gate 2021

  10. Sai krishna reddy says:

    Im from 3-1 sem presently…..
    I’m i eligible to appear in gate 2021 …..?!!

  11. shilpa says:

    My brother wants to attempt his gate for the second time. But he lost his registration details. Whether those details are required to apply for the second time? What can be done if he doesn’t have those details?

  12. Avinash Baban Shinde says:

    I’m in last year of B.Tect , can i eligible for GATE exam ? If i’m eligible so which additional documents i need to upload?

  13. Shailaja says:

    I Am 44 yrs old.i got 49 percent in my BE electronics I eligible for gate2021.

  14. Aarti Gupta says:

    can third-year B.Sc.(IT) Student give the GATE Exam ???

  15. zara malik says:

    I belong to PWD category ,and i’m in B-Tech 7th sem. ECE
    can You tell me what should i do so that i can qualify Gate .
    i cant do much practice due to my physical health .
    Does CGPA matters in Gate.

  16. Alvina says:

    Sir mai ragistriaion nhi krpaayi sir ?sir any solution

  17. Madhu dutta says:

    I have completed bsc in IT. Am i.elegible for gate exam 2022

  18. madan singh says:

    Kay gate scholarship band h y’a open h

  19. Arunima suku says:

    I am currently studying for
    B.Sc chemistry. kindly inform me about the syllabus i want to be prepared for the gate.

  20. Arunima suku says:

    I am currently studying degree 2nd year in chemistry .Kindly refer about the syllabus for my gate preparation.

  21. Anil kumar pc says:

    Sir i am now pursuing third year ya i eligible for to write GATE but for fourth year is there eligibility for me Or not to write GATE

  22. Sonam says:

    Sir..I completed Electronics this year…so, am i eligible for GATE 2021 Exam?

  23. Sonam says:

    sir..I completed i eligible for GATE 2021 Exam?

  24. Purushottam sharma says:

    Respected sir/ma’am
    I am from bihar in ST CATEGORY. Can i fill up Gate form as ST?

  25. Sachin bagade says:

    I have completed my pg msc in physics .{specialization -material science } .I am eligible to apply for gate exam

  26. Sweety Gupta says:

    Marking scheme for multiple select questions MSQ

  27. Rahul says:

    I am doing my engineering in polymer science and chemical technology from Delhi Technological University so, can I give chemical engineering exam in gate…

  28. Shreya says:

    Sir after class 12 I can apply for gate 2021 or not I am in class 12

  29. Coolboy says:

    Can Engineering students opt for the humanities and social sciences paper instead of choosing Engineering subjects?

  30. Puja Majumdar says:

    can i go to general??

  31. Deepthi says:


  32. Ayyappa says:

    I am currently studying Mechanical . Am I eligible to write for CS Gate?

  33. Sneha lande says:

    I am currently studying 2,can I apply gate 2021 in computer science

  34. Abarna says:

    What is the cut off mark for biomedical engineering?

  35. Prabu says:

    Super updates about gate exam

  36. अजय कुमार यादव says:

    मैंने ३ वर्ष पूर्व बायोटेक्नोलॉजी से स्नातक की परीक्षा पास की है क्या मैं गेट की परीक्षा दे सकता हूं।

  37. अजय कुमार यादव says:

    मैंने ३ वर्ष पूर्व सीईओ बायोटेक्नोलॉजी से की है क्या मैं गेट की परीक्षा दे सकता हूं।

  38. Aruna krishnat Jadhav says:

    Can I apply to GATE exam after 4 years gap.

  39. Rabiya basi says:

    I did my undergraduate and postgraduate within same major (mathematics).can I able to apply gate exam 2021 .I am passedout of my pg on 2014

  40. Dana says:

    is Mtech is eligible to write gate exam after btech

  41. Tejendra SIngh says:

    Pls…. Reply Sir
    sir can i apply gate form in 2021 (i am pursuing(final year) but i have 4 back in both semester (Even And Odd))

  42. deepti says:

    mam iwana ask what the gate 2021 syllabus of computer engineering

  43. mini says:

    If somebody attempted gate twice then what will be the final score? is it the average of both?

    also will gate continue to provide monthly scholarship of 12400?

  44. Ashitha says:

    Can btech 3rd year students write exam

  45. nandani raj says:

    when I get result in gate then ,i also apply in any job requiment

  46. saniya sharma says:

    im in second year of bsc i want to give gate exams in 2021 but my ty result will be appear after april 2021 so im eligible for the exam??

  47. Urvashi vijay says:

    I am in bsc 3year. can I apply for gate exam

  48. Sushmita says:

    I did my BSc. in Computer Science. It was a 3 years course. Am I eligible for the GATE Exam?

  49. sam says:

    can i submit final yaer 1st sem (i.e 7th sem) marksheet

  50. karishma says:

    How many attempts are allowed in GATE?

  51. S S Ragit says:

    Any age limit for gate exam

  52. Soumya says:

    I am currently studying ECE . Am I eligible to write for CS Gate?

  53. Sivasneha says:

    I am interested

  54. Nandini says:

    Sir ,
    I have done my Bsc in regular and currently doing MCA in correspondence . I am in the final year of my MCA . Am i eligible for gate 2021 .

  55. Rani says:

    I Am B.E.(Electronics) but I would like to apply for GATE 2021 in CSE.Is it possible?

  56. Aditya says:

    Due Covid 19 is there any possibility of change in the dates of Gate 2021 examination means what if the Lock down will remain till July then their will be no time attend short term batches.

    • Sarvgyan Team says:

      If officials will release notification regarding this, we will update details in article. You must stay tuned with us for latest updates.

  57. Bidesh Bose says:

    if i can’t pass in exam 1st time,
    can i attend in exam 2nd time?

  58. Muskan says:

    In 2021,I will in that time 4th year can I able to apply gate exam form in this session

  59. Suresh says:

    Sir,I am completed B.E Mech and pursing M.E ISE.I am Eligible to GATE Exam.yes or not ? Please any one now this detail reply me.

  60. Faz LASKAR says:

    Sir I m student a student in amie section a.. After section A I complete then I apply for gate it’s should be allowed or not

  61. Nadeem says:

    Am i eligible for Gate 2021,as I am passed out of batch 2017

  62. P Sukumar says:

    My daughter is doing B. Tech (Food Technology) in NIFTEM, Haryana.
    Pl confirm the prospect/availability of doing GATE.
    P Sukumar

  63. Boopathi Raja says:

    Thanks you for your informations for we…

  64. Lokeshraju says:

    There is no age limit for appearing gate exam

  65. Navya says:

    Can you upload cse(btech)2021 syllabus please

  66. G.S.K. says:

    I am B.E.(CSE) but I would like to apply for GATE in Electrical.Is it possible?

  67. Shrikant Kurhe says:

    I am in TE comp engineering and just completed with my 5th semester,i havent started any preparation for gate.Is too late,Or can i start the preparation.

  68. Premi Meenakshi says:

    Is there any age limit for appearing gate exam

  69. Aniket says:

    What about electrical engineering gate cut off

  70. Lavanya says:

    What would be expected cutoff for gate 2021 for instrumentation engineering ?

  71. Monu says:

    Kya gate scholarship band ho gyi h

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