GATE 2021: CCMT Counselling (Started), Cut Off, Admission

gate 2021GATE 2021 CCMT Seat Allotment for special round 3 has been released. COAP Admission Offers (Round F) has been released on 5th August 2021. 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.

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newiconGATE 2021 CCMT Seat Allotment for special round 3 has been released on 7th September 2021. Check here for counselling details.

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GATE 2021 Score Card has been released on 27th March 2021. Check here for score card details.

GATE 2021 Result has been declared on 20th March 2021.Check here for result details.

GATE 2021 Cut off has been released on 20th March 2021.Check here for cut off details.

GATE 2021 Final Answer keys & Question Papers (Official) has been released on 18th March 2021.Check Here for answer key details.


GATE 2021 Highlights

Who is the conducting body of GATE 2021 ? – IIT Bombay

When will result get declared ? 22nd March, Check Result

What will be the GATE score card released – Between – 26th March to 31st May

When will GATE 2021 cut off released ? – After Result announcement, Check cut off details here.

Through which mode result will get declare ? Online mode

Are GATE scores considered for direct recruitment in PSU’s ? Yes (As per respective criteria of PSU’s)

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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
Final Answer Key18th March 2021
Announcement of Result20th March 2021
Cut Off20th March 2021
Score card available27th March 2021
COAP CounsellingStarted
CCMT Counselling8th June 2021

GATE 2021 Answer Key

After the GATE 2021 examinations, candidates’ responses has been available at GOAPS. Candidates can get it by entering their login details.

GATE answer keys for various papers has been displayed in GATE website. Memory Based answer key has been released on 6th February 2021. Candidates may submit their queries on the answer keys in a given time period after the payment. Evaluation of examination papers is finalized and score has been released.

GATE 2021 Result

GATE results has been released by the official authority on 20th March 2021. It is made available on the GATE 2021 website.

Candidates can get the result by entering their login details. It 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 show the relative performance of the candidate in a particular subject. GATE 2021 score is valid for 3years from the date of announcement of the results.

The GATE 2021 scorecards can be downloaded between from 27th March 2021.

The GATE scorecard is 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.

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GATE 2021 Cut Off

Gate 2021 Cut off has been released on 20th March 2021. It is made available via online mode. 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. has been organized by the CCMT 2021. The admission has been offered based on candidate’s GATE score of years 2019, 2020 and 2021, in all universities & colleges.

To participate in GATE counselling, candidates have to pay the counselling registration fee. The process for centralized admission to postgraduate programs has been started through COAP. It has also been started from 8th June 2021 through CCMT.

The counselling process is 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.

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 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 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.

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.

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:

GATE Exam Guidelines

GATE Books

GATE Virtual Calculator

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

Displaying 62 Comments
  1. Robin dabla says:

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  2. Dada tope gift says:

    Will be very happy I’d I could get this addmition I will be grateful to isha Allah

  3. Samyuktha says:

    Please give me a Answer key for agricultural engineering students sir

  4. Deepika says:

    I have completed my B.Tech in computer Science and i am looking for colleges which offers M.Tech in computer Science.
    Kindly let me know about the Admission Process, Documents Required, Entrance exam if any conducted in universities like Thapar University, Manipal University, LPU, UPES,

  5. g.deekahitha says:

    I had made the payment but it shows that it was not a successful payment and it had rejected due to un successful payment

  6. Muhammad anas says:

    Sir 10 class percent 43 percent and 12 class 76 percent I eligible for admission in amu bsc agriculture

  7. Kona Meghana says:

    I have entered my name wrong ! But the website is not showing any option regarding name change ! Or it is like they will show the option after few days

  8. Nagarani says:

    I have received message that there is a defect in your gate application i.e., uploaded photo is blurred.I have uploaded another photo but till now it is showing that application is under process…could anyone pls tell me when will(date) these defects are verified??

  9. NCH PRANAVI says:

    I have applied for gate exam and completed the payment procedure also on 6th october but after opening the site it is showing to make payment again.What should I do now?

  10. Shashibhushan KR says:

    I have paid for the examination,but I didn’t got payment details in my acknowledgement

  11. Sai aarthi. M says:

    I have completed my BE engg in 2020 September and got my results.. Now i hav one backlog of 8th sem.. What should i apply instead of provinional degree certificate??

  12. Dhanshree says:

    Can I take only one subject for the gate exam?

  13. Rakesh says:

    Sir I have only College ID as a ID proof. Can I submit this as a ID proof.

  14. Selwyn says:

    I filled application mistakenly as OBC. Can I correct it as General

  15. Mounika says:

    I have applied to Gate 2021. It was rejected because of the sign. I uploaded it again. Again I got the same problem with the sign. I am getting tensed that my application will get rejected. Can u please tell me solution for it.

  16. Amrita shee says:

    I register of 2021 gate . But I payment 2time , 1st time I pay but this not successful registration .. can I payment back my a/c ?

  17. Rahul says:

    I want to apply for gate 2021 but don’t have my caste certificate at present . What can I do

  18. 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?

  19. 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 ?

  20. 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 .

  21. pooja says:

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

  22. Monika says:

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

  23. Sheethal says:

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

  24. Hariharan says:

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

  25. ROHIT PILLAI says:


  26. Rohan says:

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

  27. Sai krishna reddy says:

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

  28. 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?

  29. 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?

  30. Shailaja says:

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

  31. Aarti Gupta says:

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

  32. 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.

  33. Alvina says:

    Sir mai ragistriaion nhi krpaayi sir ?sir any solution

  34. Madhu dutta says:

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

  35. madan singh says:

    Kay gate scholarship band h y’a open h

  36. 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.

  37. Arunima suku says:

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

  38. 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

  39. Sonam says:

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

  40. Sonam says:

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

  41. Purushottam sharma says:

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

  42. Sachin bagade says:

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

  43. Sweety Gupta says:

    Marking scheme for multiple select questions MSQ

  44. 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…

  45. Shreya says:

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

  46. Coolboy says:

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

  47. Puja Majumdar says:

    can i go to general??

  48. Deepthi says:


  49. Ayyappa says:

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

  50. Sneha lande says:

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

  51. Abarna says:

    What is the cut off mark for biomedical engineering?

  52. Prabu says:

    Super updates about gate exam

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