GATE 2021 Notification, Exam Date, Application form: GATE 2021 exam will be conducted on 6, 7, 13, 14 February 2021 by IIT Bombay. GATE Application form will available from September 3 to 24, 2020. GATE Admit card for the same to be issued from January 4, 2021 and the result will be declared on March 16, 2021.
Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering (GATE 2021) is a national level exam organized by IIT Bombay for this year to help students secure admission in post graduate courses all over India.
- GATE 2021 application form will release on September 3, 2020 and the last date for registration is September 24, 2020.
- The admit card for GATE 2021 exam will be issued from January 4, 2021 to till the exam date.
- GATE 2021 online test will be conducted on 6, 7, 13, 14 February 2021.
- The result of Gate 2021 is expected to out on March 16, 2021.
- There is no age limit to apply for GATE exam and the final year graduation students can apply to take the exam.
For all those candidates who are looking forward to applying for GATE 2021 must be familiar with the exam pattern, notification, online application process, exams dates, syllabus, admit card, cut off, result and careers through GATE 2021 score card.
GATE 2021 Notification
The official GATE 2021 notification pdf is expected to be release in the first week of September this year at the official website of GATE 2021 i.e. gate.iitb.ac.in. IIT Bombay will conduct GATE 2021 exam (date) tentatively on February 6, 7, 13, 14, 2021. Candidates can use their GATE Score cards to get admission in PG courses like MS, M.Tech, ME and Ph.D.
If you wanna pursue post graduate program in the top most institutes in India like IITs, IISc, NITs and other universities with free scholarship or looking for researched based careers in government owned companies? then GATE 2021 will be perfect choice to fulfill your dreams.
- Admissions to M.Tech/M.E and Ph.D Programs
- Scholarships by MHRD
- PSU Recruitment through GATE 2021
The information below in table shows the list of 25 papers in GATE 2021, candidates can apply online for any one paper only.
|GATE Paper||Code||GATE Paper||Code|
|Aerospace Engineering||AE||Instrumentation Engineering||IN|
|Architecture and Planning||AR||Mechanical Engineering||ME|
|Bio-medical Engineering||BM||Mining Engineering||MN|
|Civil Engineering||CE||Petroleum Engineering||PE|
|Computer Science and Information Technology||CS||Production and Industrial Engineering||PI|
|Electronics and Communication Engineering||EC||Textile Engineering and Fibre Science||TF|
|Electrical Engineering||EE||Engineering Sciences||XE*|
|Ecology and Evolution||EY||Life Sciences||XL**|
|Geology and Geophysics||GG||–||–|
Almost all institutes like IITs, NITs, CFTIs, and various other institutes accept the score card of GATE 2021 for admissions to M.Tech/M.E and Ph.D. programs. The GATE Committee conducts the exam every year at the eight zones in the country. PSUs also consider the GATE Score to offer prestigious jobs to deserving candidates with attractive remuneration.
All the candidates who registered themselves for GATE 2021 will be able to download the admit card in January 2021. The exam for GATE 2021 is expected to be held on February 2, 3, 9 & 10, 2021. All the aspiring candidates can fill the application form by visiting the official website (www.gate.iitb.ac.in).
GATE Eligibility 2021
GATE 2021 eligibility criteria: Graduation in Engineering/Technology and those who are in the final year of such programs are eligible to appear in GATE 2021. Age is just a number and it doesn’t matter (no age limit) for the GATE exam. Candidates should check the following eligibility requirements to make sure for GATE 2021 application acceptance.
Those who are interested to take the GATE exam must have a Bachelor’s degree from any recognized university and the final year students are also eligible to appear for the GATE 2021, but they should have to submit a proof of passing the exam while attending for GATE counselling 2021.
A candidate have to meet any one of the following educational qualification criteria to appear for the GATE exam 2021.
- Bachelor’s degree Completed/Studying the final year in Engineering/Technology (4 years after 10+2 or 3 years after B.Sc./ Diploma in Engineering/ Technology).
- Bachelor’s degree Completed/Studying the final year of 5 years Architecture program.
- Bachelor’s degree holders in B.Sc.(Research)/ B.S of 4 years after 10+2 program in Science (B.S.) and those who are in the final year of the course.
- Master’s degree M.Sc./ M.A./ MCA or equivalent program holders in any branch of Science/ Mathematics/ Statistics/Computer Applications.
- 4 years Integrated Master’s degree (Post B.Sc.) in Engineering/Technology and the final year students.
- 5 years Integrated M. Sc/B.S./M.S Master’s degree programs or Dual Degree program in Engineering/ Technology
- Students who obtained B.E/ B.Tech/ B.Arch equivalent examinations conducted by Professional Societies, recognized by MHRD/ UPSC/ AICTE
There is no max and min age requirements to appear for the GATE exam 2021.
Indian citizens and the candidates from Nepal, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, Singapore, Ethiopia and the UAE are also eligible to appear for the GATE exam.
GATE 2021 Application form
GATE 2021 application form: GATE 2021 exam takers should register and fill the application form in online at GATE Online Application Processing System (GOAPS). The online GATE 2021 application form will be started from September 3, 2020 and the last date for registration will be September 24, 2020. Verify your mobile number and email address through OTP to register for GATE 2021 at appsgate.iitb.ac.in. Remember your GOAPS enrollment ID and password to login then fill application form and finally pay application fee to complete the GATE registration process.
GATE 2021 Application form Process
- Visit the official GATE 2021 registration website: gate.iitb.ac.in
- Click on “Candidate Registration”
- Register by entering your name, email ID, mobile number, and password to get enrollment ID.
- Now, log in using your enrollment ID and password.
- Enter your Personal Details along with postal address and PIN code.
- Next, enter your Academic/educational details. Also Enter the college name and address.
- Enter your GATE subject and choice of exam cities to take the exam.
- Then, upload scanned images of your Photograph and Signature in appropriate format.
- Finally, Make payment and submit your filled GATE 2021 application
- Optional: Take a print of your online application for future reference.
Candidates can also request the change in the city of examination till November 15, 2020. It is advisable to complete the GATE 2021 registration before the last date i.e. September 24, 2020 and fill the GATE 2021 application form carefully as no changes (except exam city with additional fee) will be allowed once you submit the application form.
GATE 2021 Application Fee
GATE 2021 Application fee can be paid by using any of the below-listed modes of payments:
- Debit Card
- Credit Card
- Net banking
For Women/ST/SC/PWD candidates, the GATE 2021 application fee is ₹750, while for other candidates, it is ₹1500. The application fee for International candidates is $50. The below mentioned GATE application fee is excluding service charges and processing fee.
|Candidate Category||Application Fee|
|Male Category (General/ OBC) and Others||₹1500|
|SC/ ST/ PwD and Women (All Categories)||₹750|
|International Students -Dubai and Singapore||$100|
|International Students – Addis Ababa, Colombo, Dhaka, and Kathmandu||$50|
The candidates are requested to fill the application form carefully in order to prevent their candidature from cancellation. To know more, visit the official site of GATE.
GATE 2021 Application form Correction
The following corrections will be accepted in the GATE 2021 application form upon submitting a valid proof. Below find the documents required to make corrections in GATE application form 2021.
|S.No||Type of Correction||Required Proofs for Correction|
|1||Name of Candidate||Class 10 Standard Certificate/ Voter ID/ Aadhaar ID/Driving License/Passport|
|2||Date of Birth||Birth Certificate/ Class 10 Certificate/ Passport|
|3||Name of Parent||Voter ID/ Aadhaar ID/ Driving License/ Passport|
|4||Qualifying Degree, Year and Status||Degree Certificate or|
Final Year/Semester Mark Sheet or
Certificate with seal and signature of HoD/Principal/Competent Authority
GATE 2021 Exam Date
The information below shows the all important dates of GATE 2021.
|GATE 2021||Important Dates|
|GATE 2021 registration begins||September 3, 2020|
|Last date for registration||September 24, 2020|
|application form correction starts||October 15, 2020|
|Last date to request change of exam city||November 15, 2020|
|Release of GATE Admit card||January 3, 2021|
|GATE 2021 Exam date||7, 8, 13, 14 February 2021|
|Release of Answer Key||February 2021|
|Declaration of Results||March 16, 2021|
Find below the important dates of GATE 2021:
- The GATE 2021 notification for computer based test will be out in Sep 2020. GATE 2021 will be conducted by IIT Bombay.
- The eligible candidates tentatively can fill the GATE 2021 application form in an online mode at iitb.ac.in from September 1-24, 2020. After the last date the applications will not be accepted by the authority.
- The GATE 2021 admit card will be issued by IIT Bombay for all the eligible applicants from the first wee of January 2021.
- The GATE 2021 exam will be conducted tentatively on February 7, 8, 13 & 14, 2021.
- IIT Bombay will release GATE 2021 result by mid of March 2021.
GATE Admit Card 2021
GATE admit card 2021 will be released on January 4, 2021. To download GATE 2021 admit card, candidates requires to login on gate.iitb.ac.in with enrollment ID or password.
Here is the 3 simple steps to download GATE 2021 admit card:
Steps to download GATE 2021 admit card
- Log in to the official website of GATE 2021 at gate.iitb.ac.in
- Fill the enrollment ID or registered email ID, password and solve arithmetic expression to login.
- Access your GATE 2021 admit card, download it and take a print out too.
Once the GATE 2021 admit card released, exam center can’t be changed and requests regarding change of exam centers will not be accepted.
Update/News on GATE 2020 Admit Card: GATE Admit Card 2020 released at appsgate.iitd.ac.in and the exam will be conducted on 1, 2, 8, 9 February 2020. Download GATE Admit card by entering registration ID and password in the below link.
The candidates are required to fill the GATE 2021 enrollment ID or registered email ID, password and solve a simple arithmetic calculation for a successful login. After filling the details, candidates can download the GATE admit card 2021.
If a candidate forgotten GATE 2021 enrollment ID or password, it can be easily recovered by selecting “Forgot Enrollment ID or password” option on GATE 2021 admit card page. Select appropriate option (either password or enrollment ID) and provide email ID or registered mobile number to recover GAT 2021 login credentials.
Candidates has 2 options to recover their enrollment ID or password. Use any of the following method and download the GATE admit card 2021.
- Recover GATE 2021 Password: Using the registered mobile number through “Request for OTP”
- Recover Gate 2021 Enrollment ID: Using the registered email ID through “forgot enrollment ID”
GATE 2021 Result
The GATE 2021 result is expected to be out on March 16, 2021. It can be easily checked by entering GATE 2021 enrollment ID and date of birth at appsgate.iitb.ac.in. Only candidates who will clear the GATE exam by getting minimum qualifying marks will be allowed to get admissions into IITs, NITs and other institutes. Make sure to download GATE Score card 2021, which will helpful for admissions, counselling and even required for interviews.
How to check GATE Result 2021
Simply follow the below given procedure to check the gate result 2021 and download score card as well.
- Click on the direct link of the gate 2021 result.
- Enter GATE 2021 Registration ID, Enrollment No and date of birth in relevant fields.
- Then click on the submit button, it will show whether the candidate is qualified or not.
- If a candidate qualified in GATE 2021, then he/she can download GATE score card, which contains the marks, overall qualifying marks and All India Rank (AIR).
- Finally, click on download button to get the result and a scorecard of GATE 2021.
The GATE score card 2021 is valid for 3 years and it can be used for admissions till 16 March 2022. Qualified candidates can download the GATE score card 2021 will be available for download from 20 March to 31 May 2021. It can be used for M.Tech/M.E and Ph.D admissions as well as the PSU recruitment through GATE 2021.
Apart from the candidates name, registration number and paper code, the following details will be mentioned in the GATE Result 2021.
- Secured marks out of 100
- Qualifying Marks for that GATE Paper
- All India Rank (AIR)
GATE 2021 Cut off
GATE Cut off 2021: The cut off for GATE exam varies every year and totally depends on the difficulty level of the question paper. The GATE cut off 2021 marks are also treated as qualifying score to apply online for PSU recruitment through GATE 2021. It’s entrance exam for admission into post graduate engineering courses in the country’s top most institutes i.e. IITs, IISc and NITs.
The GATE cut off 2021 will be released by IIT Bombay after the declaration of the result. Meanwhile, the expected GATE cut off 2021 by various premier institutes and coaching centers can be checked in the below table. All those candidates who manage to reach the cut offs in the GATE exam, they can select attend for counselling to get admission based on GATE score card 2021.
Here is the last year GATE cut off 2020 for general category, OBC, SC, ST and PwD candidates.
GATE Cut off 2020:
|S.N||Paper Name||Paper Code||General||OBC (NCL)||SC/ST/PwD|
|3||Architecture and Planning||AR||43.9||39.5||29.2|
|7||Computer Science and Information Technology||CS||25||22.5||16.6|
|9||Electronics and Communication Engineering||EC||25||22.5||16.6|
|11||Ecology and Evolution||EY||49.3||44.3||32.8|
|12||Geology and Geophysics||GG||32.4||29.1||21.5|
|20||Production and Industrial Engineering||PI||32||28.8||21.3|
|21||Textile Engineering and Fiber Science||TF||32.2||28.9||21.4|
GATE Counselling 2021
GATE 2021 counselling will organize through CCMT from the first week of April 2021. Only qualified candidates in the GATE exam are eligible for admissions to M.Tech programs in IITs, NITs, IIITs, CFTIs, and other institutes.
Follow the below given 6 steps for CCMT 2021 counselling and seat allotment procedure.
- Step 1: Online Registration through CCMT.
- Step 2: Seat allotment
- Step 3: Fee Payment for seat acceptance
- Step 4: Documents Verification at Reporting Center
- Step 5 :Fee Payment for seat confirmation
- Step 6: Reporting at allotted Institutes
GATE Syllabus 2021
The GATE syllabus, that tests the candidates performance in General aptitude, engineering math and technical subject with 65 questions for a total of 100 marks. Each section of aptitude and Mathematics comprises 15 marks.The total score of the GATE exam is 100 and the time duration is 3 hours.
GATE 2021 syllabus and exam pattern can be downloaded directly from the following links.
|General Aptitude||1 to 5||5||1||5|
|Technical||1 to 25||25||1||25|
|Engineering||26 to 55||30||2||60|
|Total Question: 65||Total Marks: 100||Total Duration: 3hrs|
|Technical Section:70 Marks||General Aptitude:15 Marks||Engineering Mathematics:15 Marks|
|25 marks to 40 marks will allotted to Numeric Answer Type Questions|
Negative Marks in the GATE Exam 2021:
Multiple choice and numerical answer type questions will be given in the GATE exam 2021. For every wrong answer marked by the candidate, there will be negative marks to be awarded based on the type of question. Refer the following negative marking scheme for GATE 2021.
- 1 mark Multiple choice Questions: 1/3 negative mark will be deducted for every wrong answer.
- 2 mark Multiple choice Questions: 2/3 negative mark will be deducted for every wrong answer.
- NAT Questions: No negative marks for Numerical Answer Type (NAT) questions
- If a question not attempted: No negative marks and zero marks will be given for un-attempted questions
GATE Preparation 2021
GATE 2021 Preparation: The most important preparation for GATE 2021 that includes the best study material, online test series, effective study plan, consistency and accuracy. Check the recommended GATE 2021 preparation tips and strategies to ace the exam.
What are the Steps to follow to prepare for GATE 2021? Let us discuss the best study plan for GATE preparation:
#1.Make Proper Study Plan for GATE 2021
It’s always best to make GATE 2021 study plan and while studying stick to time table to complete important topics.
The aspirants are advised to make a proper study plan for GATE 2021 and try their best to execute the plan. Aspirants should make short notes while preparing for the exam which will be helpful in revising the syllabus at the end.
After finishing the entire syllabus the candidates should solve as many sample papers as possible to get into the sink of the exam.
#2. Start GATE 2021 Preparation Early
Starting preparation for GATE exam a bit early always favors the students. The student will be having enough time for the revision of syllabus which is very essential to clear the exam.
If a student does 30-40 hrs of self-study, he/she will be able to score good in exam and hence will be able to convert his/her dream into reality.
The secret of getting ahead in a long race it to start early.
#3. Know detailed GATE 2021 syllabus and exam pattern
The gate 2021 will be conducted by IIT Bombay so it has already releases the syllabus of the exam well in advance.
The candidates are advised to go through the syllabus and segregate it into easier and difficult topics. They should also know the pattern of the exam, so that the candidates can prepare themselves better for the exam.
#4. Good Study Material
The applicants should always select a good and effective study material for GATE preparation 2021. Both the theoretical and numerical problems should be studied together for the exam.
A formula book containing all the important formulas should be created by the student only. This will help to memorize the important formulas at the last moment.
#5. GATE Online Mock Test
The students can go for GATE online test series or test series by coaching institutes as well. To know the level of preparation and for self-evaluation, the applicants must go for online test series and practice tests.
These mock test series will provide the applicants a better idea of type of questions, examination and marking scheme of the GATE exam. The students after attending mock test series will definitely find themselves more confident for the exam.
#6. Consistent Preparation for GATE exam
The applicants should try to execute the study plan which they have made till the end to achieve success. The consistent study plan followed by the candidate ensures the 100% success of the candidate.
The candidates should have a good will power and decide their study hours & maintain this study time table till the last day of the exam.
#7. Work on your weak points
The applicants should devote extra time to convert their weakness into strengths. There may be some topics which are relatively tougher than the others. The candidates are advised to give these topics priority and revise these topics repeatedly till the difficult topics become easier.
#8. Solve GATE sample papers
The candidates should try to solve as many sample papers and previous year papers as possible to get a hold on various type of questions and pattern of the exam.
After solving the sample papers and previous year question papers, the candidates which is the most important thing in the GATE exam.
Revision is important part of the preparation as it will help the candidate to memorize all the topics and formulas. The short notes prepared by the candidate initially will help him/her to revise the entire syllabus in shorter period of time.
GATE 2021 – FAQ
Who will conduct GATE 2021?
GATE 2021 will be conducted by IIT Bombay in online mode tentatively on 7, 8, 13 & 14 February 2021. Every year, the GATE exam will be organized on rotation basis jointly by the IISc Bangalore and 7 IITs on behalf of the National Co-ordination Board (NCB) – GATE, Department of Higher Education, MHRD, Government of India.
What is the last date for GATE 2021?
As per GATE 2021 schedule released by IIT Bombay, the last date to register for GATE 2021 will be September 24, 2020. However, the last date to apply for exam (with late fee) is October 1, 2020.
What is the eligibility for GATE 2021?
Education qualification is the only eligibility criteria to appear in the GATE exam 2021. Bachelor’s degree Completed/Studying the final year in Engineering/Technology (4 years after 10+2 or 3 years after B.Sc./ Diploma in Engineering/ Technology). There is no limit to apply for GATE exam.
How many attempts are there for GATE?
You can give GATE exam as many time as you can.
How to apply for GATE 2021?
To apply for GATE 2021, candidates should register through GATE Online Application Processing System (GOAPS) and submit application form. Next, upload documents and Payment of fees through credit card, debit card or net banking.
What are the documents required for GATE 2021?
Valid Photo Identity Proof (Aadhaar Card/Passport/Driving License/PAN Card/Voter ID/College ID/Employee Identification Card/Notarized Affidavit with Photo, Signature, Date of Birth and Residential Address). On the other hand, foreign students must have Passport/Government Issued ID/College ID/Employee ID as one of the identity proof.
What is the fees for GATE 2021?
GATE 2021 application fee is ₹1500 for Male (General/OBC) students, ₹750 for SC/ST/Pwd and all women candidates and $50 for international students.
Is the Admit Card alone sufficient to GATE?
GATE admit card is alone not sufficient, along with it the candidates need to bring any of original and valid photo Identity Document such as Passport, PAN card, Voter ID, Aadhaar card, College ID, Employee ID and Driving License.
Can i use physical calculator while giving GATE exam?
No, you can’t use any calculators in GATE online test except virtual calculator that will be available on computer screen.
How difficult is GATE?
GATE exam is typically considered more difficult than any other engineering exams in India. About 15% of students are clearing the exam. These stats are enough to understand the difficulty level of the GATE exam.