The Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering (GATE 2021) is one of the most popular exams attempted by B.Tech/B.E./B.Arch graduates across India. This examination conducted once in a year by IITs (Indian Institute of Technology) or IISc Bangalore (Indian Institute for Science). A candidate who wants to pursue their higher education or a post-doctoral course in India or want to get a job in Public Sector Undertaking (PSUs) should appear for GATE Examination.
GATE is a national-level online examination and examines candidate relative performance level in a particular subject in the examination across several years. The GATE score is used for admissions to post-graduate programs (e.g., M.E./M.Tech/ Direct Ph.D.) in centrally funded Indian Institutes of higher education (i.e., Institutes which are provided with financial assistance by MHRD and other Government agencies).
In this article, you will get the complete information related to GATE 2021 Application form, fee, eligibility as well as admissions.
- GATE 2021 Exam Overview:
- Benefits of GATE 2021 Exam
- GATE 2021 Organizing Institute
- GATE 2021 Official Website
- GATE 2021 Notification
- GATE 2021 Exam Dates
- GATE 2021 Application Form
- GATE 2021 Application Fee
- GATE Documents Requirement
- GATE 2021 Application Form Correction
- GATE Papers & Subjects
- GATE 2021 Eligibility Criteria
- GATE 2021 Registration
- GATE 2021 Exam Pattern
- GATE 2021 Syllabus
- GATE 2021 Preparation Tips
- GATE 2021 Admit Card
- GATE 2021 Response Sheet
- GATE 2021 Answer Key
- GATE 2021 Result
- GATE 2020 Cutoff (Minimum Qualifying Marks)
- GATE 2021 Frequently Asked Questions
GATE 2021 Exam Overview:
|Exam Name||GATE 2021 (Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering)|
|Exam Level||All India Level Based|
|Mode of Exam||Online (Computer Based Test)|
|Conducting Authority||7 IITs & IISc, Bangalore on a Rational Basis|
|Question Types||Objective (MCQs) & Numeric Types|
|Number of Questions||65|
|Time Duration||3 hrs|
Benefits of GATE 2021 Exam
Candidate those who are in doubt preparing for GATE Exam, Here GATExplore providing you a list of 8 reasons or benefits why you should appear for GATE Exam which will boost your morale about the GATE Exam.
1. Expertise in subject/domain specialization (ME/MTech)
2. Stipend and scholarship
3. Junior Research Fellowship
4. PSUs Hiring
5. Post Graduation from Abroad
6. Teaching Jobs
7. MBA Admission
8. Other benefits
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GATE 2021 Organizing Institute
GATE 2021 Organizing Institute is IIT Bombay
GATE 2021 Official Website
IIT Bombay is organizing the institute of GATE this year. Official Website: https://gate.iitb.ac.in/
GATE 2021 Notification
Notification of GATE will be released in the first week of July and the GATE registration process will start from 1st September 2020.
Must Read: GATE 2021 Notification
GATE 2021 Exam Dates
GATE Exam dates will be declared after notification releases. Candidates may check official tentative dates below:
|GATE Exam Dates||Important Dates|
|GATE Online Application Form Starts||1st September 2020|
|Last Date GATE Application Form||24th September 2020|
|Extended Closing date for GATE Application Submission (with Additional Fee)||1st October 2020|
|GATE Admit Card Download Date||5th January 2021|
|GATE Exam Date||6th, 7th, 13th & 14th February 2021 (Saturday & Sunday)|
|Declaration of GATE Result Date||16th March 2021|
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GATE 2021 Application Form
The web address for GOAPS (GATE Online Application Processing System)
“GATE Online Application Processing System website will open from
September 1, 2020 (Tuesday)“.
Interested Candidates must go through the application instructions listed below, before filling GATE application form:
- Candidate has to visit the GATE Online Application Processing System (GOAPS) to register for GATE Exam.
- The Online GATE Application form will be started on 1st September 2020 (Tuesday).
- After the Registration Candidate has to verify their email & phone number.
- Candidates need to fill necessary details & upload important documents like a photograph, signature, certificate of qualifying degree, category certificate (SC/ST/PwD) during the online application form.
- Before submitting the GATE Online application form candidate has to pay Application Fee.
- The candidates should not send any hard copy of application form/documents etc. to the conducting institution or any of the zonal GATE offices.
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GATE 2021 Application Fee
- The application fee should be paid ONLINE.
- The application form will neither be transferable nor refundable.
- Check more details as follows:
For Examination Centers in India:
|Candidate Category||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 Centers Outside India (all Candidates)
|Country||Application Fee||During the Extended Period|
|Addis Ababa, Colombo, Dhaka, and Kathmandu||US $50||US $70|
|Dubai and Singapore||US $100||US $120|
Must Read: How to fill GATE 2021 Application Form
GATE Documents Requirement
The candidates can check the following links for the requirement of document needed to fill up the GATE Application form:
All the above-listed documents and data one would require while filling GATE online application form. So candidates must keep all these necessary documents and data ready before filling the GATE online application form.
GATE 2021 Application Form Correction
The conducting authority of GATE 2021 will provide the GATE Application Form correction facility. Candidates can make corrections in some fields by paying some correction charges.
Candidates can do these changes after the GATE Application Form deadline over. The correction form window will be open in the Second Week of November and end in the third week of November 2020.
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GATE Papers & Subjects
GATE will be conducted on 24 subjects (papers). A candidate is allowed to appear in ONLY ONE paper in any ONE SESSION. Making a choice of the appropriate paper in the GATE application is the responsibility of the candidate.
Paper Code GATE Paper AE Aerospace Engineering AG Agricultural Engineering AR Architecture and Planning BT Biotechnology CE Civil Engineering CH Chemical Engineering CS Computer Science and Information Technology CY Chemistry EC Electronics and Communication Engineering EE Electrical Engineering EY Ecology and Evolution GG Geology and Geophysics IN Instrumentation Engineering MA Mathematics ME Mechanical Engineering MN Mining Engineering MT Metallurgical Engineering PE Petroleum Engineering PH Physics PI Production and Industrial Engineering ST Statistics TF Textile Engineering and Fibre Science XE Engineering Sciences XL Life Sciences
GATE 2021 Eligibility Criteria
Before starting the application process, the candidate must ensure that he/she meets the educational eligibility criteria of GATE.
Qualifying Degree Qualifying Degree / Examination Description of Eligible Candidates Year of Qualification, not More 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 2021 B. Arch. Bachelor’s degree holders of Architecture (5 years course) Currently in the final year or already completed 2021 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 2021 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 2022 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 2021 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 2021 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) Completed Section A or equivalent of such professional courses NA
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GATE 2021 Registration
GATE aspirants may use this GOAPS interface for GATE Exam Registration. Here we providing some basic information related to GATE Registration.
- Candidate should apply from GOAPS (Online Mode Only) for the GATE Exam.
- Online Registration will start from 1st September 2020
- The Last date to fill the online application form will be 24th September 2020
- Candidates have to register as a “New User” for GATE examination registration on GOAPS.
- After Successful registration candidate will access their GOAPS account using Enrollment ID & Password
- After that candidate should fill & complete the GATE Application Form.
GATE 2021 Exam Pattern
Question paper for GATE all 25 branches will consist of a single paper of 3 hours duration and contains 65 questions carrying a maximum of 100 marks.
GATE question paper mainly consists following type of questions:
(i) Multiple Choice Questions (MCQ) carrying 1 or 2 marks each in all papers and sections. These questions are objective in nature, and each will have a choice of four answers, out of which the candidate has to mark the correct answer(s).
(ii) Numerical Answer Questions of 1 or 2 marks each in all papers and sections. For these questions the answer is a real number, to be entered by the candidate using the virtual keypad. No choices will be shown for this type of question.
GATE Paper Marking Scheme
For 1-mark multiple-choice questions, 1/3 mark will be deducted for a wrong answer. Likewise, for 2-mark multiple-choice questions, 2/3 mark will be deducted for a wrong answer. There is NO negative marking for numerical answer type questions.
Must Read: GATE 2021 Paper Pattern and Marking Scheme
GATE 2021 Syllabus
The syllabus of GATE Exam is an important part of preparation. You can download GATE syllabus in PDF from below link:
Must Read: GATE 2021 Syllabus
GATE 2021 Preparation Tips
After getting GATE Syllabus, the question comes in your mind is How should I prepare for GATE 2021. For that, we suggest you adopt the following strategy.
- Collect best study material from our Website
- Get acquainted with quality content
- Download previous year solved question papers and try them to solve
- Then finally go through our mock test practice papers
GATE 2021 Admit Card
- The Admit Card for GATE will be available ONLY on the GOAPS website.
- A candidate has to download his/her Admit Card from this website.
- The Admit Card would be available for download, tentatively from 5th January 2021.
- Note that the Admit Cards will NOT be sent to the candidates by post/e-mail.
- Candidates must bring a print-out of the downloaded Admit Card to the Examination for the verification along with the original and valid photo Identity Document.
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GATE 2021 Response Sheet
GATE Response Sheet is a sheet that contains GATE aspirant’s actual response that actually registers during GATE Exam. The GATE Response Sheet will be released after the successful completion of the GATE Exam. Response Sheet will be released in the 3rd week of February 2021. You can download your GATE Response Sheet from the below link.
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GATE 2021 Answer Key
Just after the GATE Examination, GATE aspirants searching for the Answer key of the GATE Paper they just given. The official GATE Answer Key will be released in the last week of February. But you don’t have to wait, India’s leading GATE Coaching Center will release GATE Answer Key just after the conclusion of the exam. If you looking for the GATE Answer Key with detailed solutions then please check the below link.
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GATE 2021 Result
GATE results will be announced on the 16th March 2021 and will be available on the GOAPS Website. This Exam score is valid for THREE YEARS from the date of the announcement of the results.
Must Read: GATE 2021 Result
GATE 2020 Cutoff (Minimum Qualifying Marks)
The candidate who appeared for the Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering (GATE) should secure minimum qualifying marks to crack the GATE exam. The GATE Exam Cutoff will change every year. You can check last year GATE Cutoff from below table
Sr. No. GATE PAPER PAPER CODE Qualifying Marks (UR) Qualifying Marks (OBC/NCL) Qualifying Marks (SC/ST/PWD) 01 Aerospace Engineering AE 27.2 24.4 18.1 02 Agricultural Engineering AG 26.3 23.6 17.5 03 Architecture and Planning AR 34.8 31.3 23.2 04 Biomedical Engineering BM 25.0 22.5 16.6 05 Biotechnology BT 30.7 27.6 20.4 06 Civil Engineering CE 32.9 29.6 21.9 07 Chemical Engineering CH 35.7 32.1 23.8 08 Computer Science and Information Technology CS 28.5 25.6 19.0 09 Chemistry CY 26.7 24.0 17.8 10 Electronics and Communication Engineering EC 28.8 25.9 19.2 11 Electrical Engineering EE 33.4 30.0 22.2 12 Ecology and Evolution EY 42.2 37.9 28.1 13 Geology GG 38.4 34.5 25.6 14 Instrumentation Engineering IN 34.6 31.1 23.0 15 Mathematics MA 25.0 22.5 16.6 16 Mechanical Engineering ME 34.0 30.6 22.6 17 Mining Engineering MN 32.7 29.4 21.8 18 Metallurgical Engineering MT 49.2 44.2 32.8 19 Petroleum Engineering PE 39.8 35.8 26.5 20 Physics PH 37.2 33.4 24.8 21 Production and Industrial Engineering PI 36.6 32.9 24.4 22 Statistics ST 25.0 22.5 16.6 23 Textile Engineering and Fibre Science TF 37.1 33.3 24.7 24 Engineering Sciences XE 26.0 23.4 17.3 25 Life Sciences XL 31.7 28.5 21.1
Must Read: Minimum Qualifying marks for GATE 2021
GATE 2021 Frequently Asked Questions
The final year student should submit a Certificate from the Head of the Department/ Institute in place of a qualifying degree.
No. One e-mail id can be used to fill one GATE Online Application form.
One should start their GATE 2021 Preparation right from the 1st year of engineering as the GATE examination syllabus is based on the engineering degree syllabus.
Candidate can apply ONLY ONE Paper out of 25 Papers mentioned in GATE Information Brochure
IIT Bombay will conduct the GATE 2021 Examination.