GATE 2021 Answer Key (Released) Result & More

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).

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In this article, you will get the complete information related to GATE 2021 Application form, fee, eligibility as well as admissions. 

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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), (MSQs) & Numeric Types
Number of Questions 65 
Maximum Marks 100
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

Must Read: 8 Reasons Why you should appear for GATE

GATE 2021 Organizing Institute

GATE 2021 Organizing Institute is IIT Bombay

GATE 2021 Official Website

GATE Official Website is an online portal where candidates fill their GATE Application form by creating an account & paying a registration fee. This portal is also used for downloading GATE Admit Card as well as GATE Result/Scorecard. 

IIT Bombay is organizing the institute of GATE this year. Official Website:

GATE 2021 Notification

Notification of GATE is released on 7th August 2020 and the GATE registration process will start from 14th 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 11th September 2020 
Last Date GATE Application Form (Extended) 30th September 2020 7th October 2020
Extended Closing date for GATE Application Submission (with Additional Fee) 12th October 2020
GATE Admit Card Download Date 8th January 2021
GATE Exam Date 5th, 6th, 7th, 12th, 13th & 14th February 2021 (Friday, Saturday & Sunday)
Declaration of GATE Result Date 22nd 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 11, 2020 (Friday).

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 14th September 2020 (Monday).
  • 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 the 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.

Must Read: GATE 2021 Application form

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:

Must Read: Document Required for GATE 2021 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 27 subjects (papers). A candidate is allowed to appear in Two Papers in any 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 3rd Year & a final year or already completed 2021/2022
B. Arch. Bachelor’s degree holders of Architecture (5 years course) Currently in 3rd Year & a final year or already completed 2021/2022
B.Sc. (Research)/ B.S Bachelor’s degree in Science (Post-Diploma/ 4 years after 10+2) Currently in 3rd Year & a 4th year or already completed 2021/2022
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 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

Must Read: GATE 2021 Eligibility Criteria

GATE 2021 Registration

GATE aspirants may use this GOAPS interface for GATE Exam Registration. Here we providing some basic information related to GATE Registration.

  1. Candidate should apply from GOAPS (Online Mode Only) for the GATE Exam.
  2. Online Registration will start from 1st September 2020
  3. The Last date to fill the online application form will be 24th September 2020
  4. Candidates have to register as a “New User” for GATE examination registration on GOAPS.
  5. After Successful registration candidate will access their GOAPS account using Enrollment ID & Password
  6. After that candidate should fill & complete the GATE Application Form. 

GATE 2021 Exam Pattern

Question paper for GATE all 27 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, a 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 the GATE Exam is an important part of preparation. You can download the GATE syllabus in PDF from the 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. 

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.

Must Read: GATE 2021 Admit Card

GATE 2021 Response Sheet

GATE Response Sheet is a sheet that contains the 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. The 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

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