GATE 2021 - IIT Bombay will be conducting GATE 2021 for all the eligible candidates in online mode for 25 disciples. GATE 2021 will be conducted to screen the candidates either to offer admission into M.E./M.Tech/PhD at the IITs, NITS, IIITs and CFTIs or to recruit them in PSUs, provide fellowship or make them eligible for admission across the border. According to the figures, M.Tech seats through GATE 2021 will be higher on account of EWS quota. Authorities will conduct the GATE 2021 in the first week of February. Candidates who are willing to apply for GATE 2021 will be able to fill and submit the application form in online mode tentatively from last week of August. However, candidates are advised to refer to the prescribed eligibility criteria of GATE before proceeding towards applying for it. Go through the full article to know in detail about GATE 2021 application form, important dates, eligibility criteria, admit card/hall ticket and more.

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A Quick Overview: GATE 2021

Particulars

Overview

Examination Name

Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering

Commonly Known As

GATE

Conducting Institute

IIT Bombay

Administered By

Jointly by IISc Bangalore and Seven IITs

Purpose of Examination

Qualifying Examination for M.E./M.Tech/Ph.D admissions and PSU Recruitment

Application Mode

Online

Mode of Examination

Computer-Based Mode

Examination Duration

180 Minutes (3 Hours)

Frequency of Examination

Annual

Total Number of Exam Cities

199

Number of GATE Papers

25 (Biomedical Engineering was introduced in 2020)

Number of Questions in Each Paper

65

Total Marks of Examination

100

Validity of Score/Grade

3 Years

Number of Test Takers

858,890

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Why Qualify GATE 2021?

Following are the reasons why one should appear for GATE 2021:

PSU Recruitment

By qualifying GATE 2021, candidates will be eligible for PSUs Recruitment. The process of PSU Recruitment will consist of an interview or test. However, some companies can also directly recruit on the basis of GATE scores. Candidates must note that the number of PSUs participating in the recruitment process are increasing, moreover, top companies are also getting involved in it.

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Jobs

Apart from PSU, GATE qualified candidates will also be able to apply for various jobs like a Professor or Asst. Professor in reputed institutes. Moreover, Scientists "C" grade jobs can also be acquired by candidates who have qualified GATE. Apart from these organizations, some of the private firms also use GATE score to select candidates.

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Masters and PhD Programme Admissions

GATE qualified will also be able to apply for admission into IITs, NITs, GFTIs, IISc and many other institutes for higher studies. Not only this, candidates can also avail some reserved seats at IIMs for doctoral programme admissions. Based on the GATE score, Institutes like IIT Bombay offers admissions to PhD., PGDM and PGDIE programmes.

Study Abroad

Not only India, candidates who have GATE scores will be able to apply for studies in other countries like Germany, Singapore also.

Fellowship

Candidates with GATE scores are eligible for scholarships provided by MHRD (Ministry of Human Resource Development). Also, Junior Research Fellowships (JRF) and Senior Research Fellowships (SRF) by CSIR laboratories are also offered to them. Along with this, candidates are allotted financial aid of Rs. 12,400 per month in the form of UGC scholarship. Candidates are also given stipend by BARC.

GATE Exam Dates 2021

Candidates can refer to the mentioned below table to keep a track on GATE 2021 important dates. Going through the important dates of GATE 2021, candidates will not miss any essential events like commencement of registration process, availability of admit card, exam date and more. Mentioned below given dates are tentative. The GATE important dates 2021 will be updated here as soon as released by the authorities.

GATE 2021 Important Dates

Events

Dates (Tentatively)

Release of GATE notification

Second week of July 2020

Commencement of GATE 2021 registration through GOAPS

Last week of August 2020

Last date to register

Last week of September 2020

Last date for submission of application form (by registered candidates) with additional late fee of Rs. 500

First week of October 2020

Availability correction facility for GATE application form

Second week of October 2020

Candidates can change GATE exam paper on

Third week of November 2020

Change of defects in application form

First week of December 2020

Change in Gender/Category/PwD Status/Dyslexia and other similar learning disabilities

Third week of November 2020

Requesting change of test city

Second week of November 2020

Release of GATE mock test

First week of November 2020

Availability of admit card

First week of January 2021

GATE 2021 Exam Date

First week of February 2021

Release of GATE response sheets

Second week of February 2021

Availability of GATE 2021 question paper

Third week of February 2021

Release of answer key

Third week of February 2021

Challenging of answer key

Third week of February 2021

Release of Final Answer Key

Second week of March 2021

Declaration of Result

Second week of March 2021

Release of scorecard

Third week of March 2021

GATE Eligibility Criteria 2021

The eligibility criteria of GATE 2021 specifies the parameters that candidates will have to meet to be eligible to appear for the examination. Ineligible candidates could get their applications cancelled.

GATE 2021 General Eligibility Criteria

  • Nationality - One needs to be a citizen of India. However candidates from other countries can apply for GATE 2021 if they meet the given eligibility criteria.

  • Age Criteria - No age limit.

  • Academic Qualification - The candidates should have completed or be in their final year of Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering/Technology (B.E./B.Tech) or Postgraduate (M.Sc) degree in any relevant science subject. FOr detailed info, candidates can refer below the given table.

  • Pass Percentage - No minimum pass percentage in the qualifying degree.

GATE 2021 - List of Eligible Qualifying Examinations

Qualifying Degree

Qualifying Degree/Examination

Eligible Candidates

Qualification Year 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 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

Pharm. D. (after 10+2)

6 years program, consisting of internship or residency training during sixth year

Currently in the 4th/ 5th/6th 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

2023

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

2022

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 and so on)

Completed Section A or equivalent of such professional courses

NA

GATE Application Form 2021

IIT Bombay will release the GATE 2021 application form tentatively in the last week of August in online mode. In order to access the registration form or application form of GATE 2021, candidates will have to register at GATE Online Application Processing System (GOAPS). Only those candidates will register, fill and submit the registration form of GATE 2021 will be able to appear for entrance examination. For the reference, mentioned below are the steps that candidates will have to follow, in order to fill and submit the GATE 2021 application form.

Steps to Fill GATE 2021 Application Form

Step 1 - Get Register - All the eligible candidates will have to register through GOAPS. Candidates will have to enter their name, email ID and mobile number during registration. On successful registration, an enrolment number will be generated. For login purposes, candidates will also have to create their choice of password and keep it safe

Step 2 - Fill Application Form - After registration, the candidates will have to enter all the requisite details in registration form like personal, educational and contact information. Along with this, details related to college and valid photo ID also need to be filled in the application form of GATE 2021. The candidates will also have to select their choice of GATE paper and exam centres.

Step 3 - Upload Scanned Images - The photograph, signature and category certificate (if applicable) will have to be scanned and uploaded as per the specifications mentioned by the authorities.

Step 4 - Pay Application Fees - Pay the application fee as per the category one belongs to in online mode i.e., net banking/debit card/credit card.

GATE 2020 Application Fees

Category

Application Fee on or before the given due date

Application Fee During Extended Period

Male Category (General/OBC) and Others

Rs. 1500

Rs. 2000

SC/ST/PwD and Women (All categories)

Rs. 750

Rs. 1250

Students choosing Dubai and Singapore as exam centres

US$ 100

US$ 120

Students choosing Addis Ababa, Colombo, Dhaka and Kathmandu as exam centres

US$ 50

US$ 70

Step 5 - Submission of Application Form - After completing the above given steps, the candidates will have to submit their application form.

How to Check GATE 2021 Application Form Status?

After submission of GATE application form 2021, candidates will be able to check the status of their form. To check the status, candidates will have to log in through GOAPS. The status of the candidates will be mentioned accordingly as per the given categories:

  • Received

  • Under Scrutiny

  • Accepted

  • Defect Status

  • Status after Rectification

  • Rejected with Valid Reason

With the help of the application form/registration form status, the candidates will be able to know whether the authorities had received the form or not.

GATE Application Form Correction 2021

The authorities will publish the list of marked defects in the submitted registration form. Candidates will have to edit or rectify the highlighted defects within the given time period. Registered candidates can use the facility of application form correction to rectify the defects. Information such as exam paper, city, gender, category and applicant details will be open for correction during this procedure only for the registered candidates. To access the application form for correction, login GOAPS account.

Details can be edited

  • Name of the candidate

  • Date of Birth

  • Name of Parent/Guardian

  • Country of Residence

  • Parent/Guardian’s Mobile Number

  • Correspondence Address

  • Qualifying Degree Details

Candidate in India

  • For exam city change request within India - Rs. 400

  • For exam city change request outside India (Addis Ababa, Colombo, Dhaka and Kathmandu) - Rs. 3550

  • For exam city change request outside India (Dubai and Singapore) - Rs. 7100

Candidate outside India

  • The fee is waived for GATE examination city in India

  • For exam city request outside India - USD $10 (Rs. 740).

  • For exam city change request from Addis Ababa, Colombo, Dhaka & Kathmandu to Dubai or Singapore - Rs. 4290

Note: The candidates will also be allowed to change their category/gender/PwD status/Dyslexia and other similar learning disabilities within a given period of time.

GATE Exam Centres 2021

GATE 2021 exam centres will be the list of venues where the entrance examination will be conducted. While filling the online application form, the candidates will have to select an exam centre in order of their preference. Allotment of GATE 2021 exam centres will be done as per preference and availability. There are eight zonal centres under which various cities are listed where the examination will be conducted.

Exam Centres of GATE 2021

Zone No.

Zonal GATE Office

List of Examination Cities/Town

1

IISc Bangalore

Ananthapuramu, Angamaly, Bagalkot, Ballari (Bellary), Belagavi (Belgaum), Bengaluru South, Bengaluru North, Bidar, Chikkamagaluru, Davanagere, Hassan, Hubballi (Hubli), Hyderabad, Kalaburagi (Gulbarga), Kannur, Kasaragod, Kolar, Kozhikode, Kurnool, Malappuram, Mangaluru, Manipal, Mysuru (Mysore), Palakkad, Payyanur, Port Blair, Shivamogga (Shimoga), Thrissur, Tumakuru, Vatakara

2

IIT Bombay (Conducting Authority)

Ahmedabad, Ahmednagar, Amravati, Anand, Aurangabad, Baramati, Bhavnagar, Bhuj, Gandhinagar, Goa, Jalgaon, Kolhapur, Mehsana, Mumbai-Thane, Nagpur, Nandad, Nashik, Navi Mumbai, Pune, Rajkot, Ratnagiri, Sangli, Satara, Solapur, Surat, Vadodara

3

IIT Delhi

Ajmer, Alwar, Bahadurgarh, Bikaner, Faridabad-Palwal, Greater Noida, Gurugram, Hisar, Indore, Jaipur, Jammu-Samba, Jodhpur, Karnal, Kota, Mathura, New Delhi, Rohtak, Sikar, Udaipur, Ujjain, Srinagar

4

IIT Guwahati

Agartala, Aizawl, Asansol-Durgapur, Bokaro Steel City, Burdwan, Dhanbad, Dibrugarh, Dimapur, Gangtok, Guwahati, Imphal, Itanagar, Jorhat, Kalyani, Muzaffarpur, Patna, Purnea, Shillong, Silchar, Siliguri, Tezpur

5

IIT Kanpur

Agra, Aligarh, Allahabad, Bareilly, Bhopal, Gorakhpur, Gwalior, Jabalpur, Kanpur, Lucknow, Varanasi

6

IIT Kharagpur

Balasore, Berhampur (Odisha), Bhilai, Bhubaneswar, Bilaspur (CG), Cuttack, Eluru, Hooghly (WB), Jamshedpur, Kakinada (AP), Kharagpur, Kolkata, Raipur, Rajamahendravaram (Rajahmundry), Ranchi, Rourkela, Sambalpur, Srikaulam, Tadepalligudem, Vijayawada, Visakhapatnam, Vizianagaram

7

IIT Madras

Alappuzha, Aluva-Ernakulam, Attingal, Chengannur, Chennai-South, Chennai-West, Chirala, Chittoor, Coimbatore, Cuddalore, Dindigul, Gudur, Guntur, Idukki, Kadapa, Kanjirapally, Kanyakumari-Nagercoil, Karimnagar, Khammam, Kollam, Kodad, Kothamangalam, Kottayam, Madurai, Muvattupuzha, Namakkal, Nellore, Ongole, Pala, Puducherry (Pondicherry), Salem, Thanjavur, Thiruvananthapuram, Thoothukudi, Tiruchirapalli, Tirunelveli, Tirupati, Vellore, Villupuram, Virudhunagar, Warangal

8

IIT Roorkee

Ambala, Amritsar, Bathinda, Dehradun, Ghaziabad, Haldwani, Hamirpur-Una (HP), Jalandhar, Kurukshetra, Ludhiana, Meerut, Mohali-Chandigarh, Moradabad, Noida, Panipat, Pathankot, Patiala-Sangrur, Roorkee, Shimla-Solan, Sonepat, Yamunanagar

9

Foreign Candidates

Addis Ababa (Ethiopia), Colombo (Sri Lanka), Dhaka (Bangladesh), Dubai (UAE), Kathmandu (Nepal), Singapore

Comparison of Previous GATE Exam Cities

Zones

2019

2020

IISc Bangalore

28

30

IIT Bombay

28

26

IIT Delhi

21

21

IIT Guwahati

17

21

IIT Kanpur

11

11

IIT Kharagpur

22

22

IIT Madras

46

41

IIT Roorkee

27

21

Foreign Candidates

6

6

Total

206

199

GATE 2021 Paper Codes

The authorities will conduct GATE 2021 for 25 papers. Biomedical Engineering was introduced as a new addition last year. All of the candidates should know the paper code of their respective GATE 2021 paper. While registering for the examination, the candidates will be asked to fill details about paper codes Without knowing the paper codes of GATE 2021, the candidates are advised not to fill the application form.

Paper Codes of GATE 2021

GATE 2021 Paper Codes for XE and XL Papers

XE Paper Sections

Code

XL Paper Sections

Code

Engineering Mathematics (Compulsory)

A

Chemistry (Compulsory)

P

Fluid Mechanics

B

Biochemistry

Q

Materials Science

C

Botany

R

Solid Mechanics

D

Microbiology

S

Thermodynamics

E

Zoology

T

Polymer Science and Engineering

F

Food Technology

U

Food Technology

G

-

-

Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences

H

-

-

How to Prepare for GATE 2021?

To prepare for the national level postgraduate engineering entrance examination, GATE 2021 candidates must be well-versed with the syllabus, exam pattern, attempt mock test, solve previous year sample papers and more. Mentioned below are the few tips and tricks that can help candidates to perform well in the entrance examination, boost their preparation for the upcoming examination.

Tips to Prepare for GATE 2021

  • Be familiar with the exam pattern and syllabus

  • Refer to the GATE 2021 syllabus and prepare a study plan. Make sure you allot equal time to various topics mentioned in the syllabus.

  • Solve mock tests and sample papers.

  • Refer relevant books to prepare in a better way for GATE 2021.

  • Get enough hours of sleeps

  • Revision is the key to success

GATE Exam Pattern 2021

Before moving forward towards preparation, candidates are advised to check the exam pattern of GATE 2021. Through the exam pattern, the candidates will be able to know details such as the duration of the exam, subjects, number of questions, marking scheme and more. This will make the candidates aware of how the examination will be conducted and boost their preparation process.

GATE 2021 Exam Pattern

Particulars

Details

Examination Mode

Computer Based Test (Online)

Duration

3 Hours

Number of Papers in GATE 2021

25 Papers

Section

  • General Aptitude (GA)

  • Candidate Selected Subject

Type of Questions

  • Multiple Choice Questions (MCQs)

  • Numerical Answer Type (NAT) Questions

Design of Questions

The questions are designed to test the listed abilities

  • Application

  • Analysis

  • Comprehension

  • Recall

  • Synthesis

Number of Questions

65 Questions (including 10 questions from General Aptitude)

Distribution of Questions in all Papers except AR, CY, EY, GG, MA, PH and XL

Engineering Mathematics - 15 Marks

Technical Questions - 70 Marks

General Aptitude - 15 Marks

Distribution of Questions in AR, CY, EY, GG, MA, PH and XL

Questions from Subject Concerned - 85 Marks

General Aptitude - 15 Marks

Total Marks

100 Marks

Marking Scheme

All of the questions will be worth 1 or 2 marks

GATE 2021 Marking Scheme

Paper Code

General Aptitude (GA) Marks

Subject Marks

Total Marks

Total Time

AE, AR, AG, BT, CE, CH, CS, CY, EC, EE, EY, GG, IN, MA, ME, MN, MT, PE, PH, PI, TF, ST and BM.

15

85

100

3 Hours

XE (Section A + Any Two Sections)

15

15 + 2 x 35

100

3 Hours

XL (Section P + Any Two Sections)

15

25 + 2 x 30

100

3 Hours

GATE Syllabus 2021

The syllabus of GATE 2021 will be released by IIT Bombay. The syllabus will consists of the subjects and topics that candidates will have to study to prepare for the exam. Since the syllabus of each paper is different, the candidates will have to check according to the discipline that they select. By using the syllabus, the candidates will be aware of which topics need to be studied for the examination. Candidates must note that General Aptitude has to be studied as it is compulsory for every GATE paper.

To check the syllabus of General Aptitude - Click Here

GATE Mock Test 2021

IIT Bombay will release the mock test of GATE 2021. Through the mock test, the candidates will be able to get familiar with the exam pattern of GATE 2021 . GATE 2021 mock test is a stimulation of the real exam and will help candidates in preparing for the upcoming examination. Authorities releases separate mock tests for the various papers conducted by them. The mock test will be 3 hours long and will consist of objective type questions.

Note: For more preparation tips, the candidates can check the interviews of the previous year toppers

GATE 2020 Toppers List (AIR 1)

GATE 2020 Paper

Name of the Toppers

Marks out of 100

Aerospace Engineering

Bharath Kumar K

81

Agricultural Engineering

Vikrant Chauhan

77

Architecture and Planning

Kintan Shah

72

Biomedical Engineering

Ganesh Shivajirao Kulkarni

41.67

Biotechnology

Pranav Milind Deo

73.67

Civil Engineering

Ajay Singhal - Read Interview

90.77*

Civil Engineering

Sumil Dewda

90.77*

Chemical Engineering

Sachin Singh Naruka

86.67

Computer Science and Information Technology

Hitesh Poply

91

Chemistry

Krishan Panja

70.33

Electronics and Communication Engineering

Kalpit Agrawal

82

Electronics and Communication Engineering

A Pavankumar Reddy

82

Electrical Engineering

Abhash Rai - Read Interview

87.33

Ecology and Evolution

Sveekruth Sheshagiri Pai

84

Geology

Rohan Nandy

82

Geophysics

Upendra Kumar Gu nta

83

instrumentation Engineering

Naraharisetty Sai Sandeep

82.33

instrumentation Engineering

Krishna Singh Rajput

82.33

Mathematics

Pradeen Singh

54.67

Mechanical Engineering

Vikash Kumar

86.88*

Mining Engineering

Priyanshu Maheswari

73.33

Metallurgical Engineering

Jaya Gupta

83

Petroleum Engineering

Gaurav Kumar - Read Interview

76.67

Physics

Harshita Sharma

8 5.3

Production and Industrial Engineering

Suryansh Garg

88

Statistics

Pramit Das

64.67

Textile Engineering and Fibre

Science

Priya Rathore

89.33

Engineering Sciences

Devendra Singh Negi

76

Life Sciences

Tamoghna Chowdhury

73.33

GATE 2020 Toppers List (Other rank holders)

GATE 2020 Toppers

Name of Toppers

All India Rank

Marks out of 100

Computer Science

Piyush Tiwari - Read Interview

17

79.33

Architecture and Planning

Anshuman Dubey - Read Interview

23

61.67

Mechanical Engineering

Ashutosh Rai - Read Interview

3

85.88

GATE Exam Schedule 2021

Session Code

Examination Date & Day

Time

Session

Paper(s) Code

S1

First Week of February 2021

09:30 – 12:30 hrs


Forenoon Session

IN, ME1, MT, PE, PH

S2

First Week of February 2021

14:30 – 17:30 hrs

Afternoon Session

CY, ME2, PI

S3

First Week of February 2021

09:30 – 12:30 hrs

Forenoon Session

AR, BM, BT, CH, MA, MN, ST, XE, XL

S4

First Week of February 2021

14:30 – 17:30 hrs

Afternoon Session

AE, AG, EC, GG

S5

First Week of February 2021

09:30 – 12:30 hrs

Forenoon Session

EE, EY, TF

S6

First Week of February 2021

14:30 – 17:30 hrs

Afternoon Session

CS

S7

First Week of February 2021

09:30 – 12:30 hrs

Forenoon Session

CE1

S8

First Week of February 2021

14:30 – 17:30 hrs

Afternoon Session

CE2

GATE Admit Card 2021

GATE 2021 hall ticket will be released by the authorities tentatively in the first week of January. All registered candidates will be able to download the admit card/hall ticket from the official website after it will be issued. If any candidate's applications get rejected due to some reasons, they will not be able to access the admit card. Details related to the entrance examination such as venue, timings and more will be available on the admit card of GATE 2021. While reporting at the examination centre, the candidates will be required to carry their GATE admit card 2021. Without the admit card, the candidates will not be allowed to appear for the examination. Along with the hall ticket, a photo identity proof also needs to be produced. From the given below ID proofs, candidates can produce any one of them at the exam centre.

List of Photo ID’s for Indian Students

  • Passport

  • Voter ID

  • Aadhaar Number

  • PAN Card

  • Valid College ID

  • Employee Identification Card

  • Driving License

List of Photo ID’s for International Students

  • Passport

  • Government Issued ID

  • Employee ID

GATE Answer Key 2021

The GATE 2021 answer key will be released by the authorities in the third week of February. Authorities will first release provisional answer key and after evaluating the feedback final answer key of GATE 2021 will be issued. GATE answer key 2021 will consist of correct answers to the questions asked in the examination. The answer key of GATE 2021 can be used to calculate probable scores by following official marking scheme. Objections against the provisional answer key will be accepted by the authorities tentatively in the third week of February. Payment of Rs. 500 has to be made by the candidates for every challenge. After checking all of the objections sent by the authorities, the final answer key of GATE 2021 will be released. Candidates can refer to the previous years’ GATE answer key for the reference.

Previous Year (GATE 2020) Answer Key for top 5 papers (Official)

Paper Code

Question Paper Link

Provisional Answer Key

Civil Engineering (CE)

Click Here (CE-1)

Click Here (CE-1)

Click Here (CE-2)

Click Here (CE-2)

Computer Science and Information Technology (CS)

Click Here

Click Here

Electronics and Communication Engineering (EC)

Click Here

Click Here

Electrical Engineering (EE)

Click Here

Click Here

Mechanical Engineering (ME)

Click Here (ME-1)

Click Here (ME-1)

Click Here (ME-2)

Click Here (ME-2)

GATE Question Papers 2021

The authorities will release the official question papers of GATE 2021 for all the candidates who will appear for the entrance exam. Candidates will be able to check the question papers of GATE 2021 by login to their account. Through the question papers, the candidates will get to know the type of questions asked as well details about the weightage and division of topics in the syllabus. The questions of all disciplines of GATE 2021 will be released with the answer key.

Previous Year GATE Question Paper

GATE 2020 Question Papers (Official)

Paper Code

Question Paper Link

Aerospace Engineering (AE)

Click Here

Agricultural Engineering (AG)

Click Here

Architecture and Planning (AR)

Click Here

Biotechnology (BT)

Click Here

Civil Engineering (CE)

Click Here (CE-1)

Click Here (CE-2)

Chemical Engineering (CH)

Click Here

Computer Science and Information Technology (CS)

Click Here

Chemistry (CY)

Click Here

Electronics and Communication Engineering (EC)

Click Here

Electrical Engineering (EE)

Click Here

Ecology and Evolution (EY)

Click Here

Geology and Geophysics (GG)

Click Here

Instrumentation Engineering (IN)

Click Here

Mathematics (MA)

Click Here

Mechanical Engineering (ME)

Click Here (ME-1)

Click Here (ME-2)

Mining Engineering (MN)

Click Here

Metallurgical Engineering (MT)

Click Here

Petroleum Engineering (PE)

Click Here

Physics (PH)

Click Here

Production and Industrial Engineering (PI)

Click Here

Statistics (ST)

Click Here

Textile Engineering and Fibre Science (TF)

Click Here

Engineering Sciences (XE-A, B, C, D, E, F, G, H)

Click Here

Life Sciences (XL-P, Q, R, S, T, U)

Click Here

GATE Response Sheet 2021

IIT Bombay will release the response sheet of GATE 2021 tentatively in second week of February. Candidates will be able to check their recorded responses through the released sheet in online mode. To check the response sheet, the candidates will have to log in using their enrolment ID and password.

GATE 2021 College Predictor

Careers360 has developed the tool, GATE 2021 college predictor for the candidates to know which colleges they are likely to get admission in based on their probable/secured scores. Candidates will be able to access the college predictor of GATE 2021 after the declaration of result. It's an online tool which is simple and easy to use. Details such as GATE score out of 1000, GATE marks out of 100, caste, paper and more will have to be submitted to compute the list of eligible colleges. This will also allow the candidates to be prepared for the various counselling and admission sessions.

GATE Result 2021

IIT Bombay will announce the result of GATE 2021 in the third week of March. In order to access the result candidates will have to log in using their GATE enrolment ID/email address/registration ID and password. Through the result, the candidates will be able to check their scores out of 100, qualifying marks for GATE paper, All India Rank and more. The scores will be calculated by using the raw scores secured by the candidates in their respective GATE paper. For those papers which have multiple sessions, a normalization process will be adopted by the authorities.

How to Check GATE Result 2021

  1. Visit the official website or the link given in the article (will update the link as and when available)

  2. Click on the result link

  3. Enter GATE enrolment ID/email address/registration ID and password

  4. Click on Submit tab

  5. The result will be displayed on the screen

GATE Score Card 2021

After the result is announced, the scorecard of GATE 2021 will be made available for downloading. The score card will be released tentatively in the third week of March. Only those candidates who have met the qualifying cutoff will be allotted rank and allowed to download the rank card. Information such as score out of 1000, raw score, category wise qualifying marks, rank and more will be present in the GATE 2021 score card.

Note: The candidates will have to note that the score card will be valid for three years from the date of result declaration.

Steps to Download GATE Score Card 2021

  1. Visit the official website or the link given in the article (will update the link as and when available)

  2. Click on the scorecard link

  3. Log in through GOAPS using enrollment ID/email address/registration ID and password

  4. Click on Submit

  5. Download and print out the scorecard of GATE 2021.

GATE Cutoff 2021

GATE 2021 cutoff will consist of the qualifying marks that the candidates are required to secure to have higher chances of admission. Candidates should note that the cutoff of each GATE 2021 paper will be different. The cutoff can be found in the result of GATE 2021 released by the authorities. Different criteria related to the entrance examination will be checked by the authorities while preparing the GATE cutoff 2021.

Previous Year’s GATE Qualifying Cutoff

GATE 2020 Qualifying Cutoff (Official)

Paper Name

Paper Code

Qualifying Marks

General

OBC (NCL)

SC/ST/PwD

Life Sciences

XL

31.7

28.5

21.1

Civil Engineering

CE

32.9

29.6

21.9

Electrical Engineering

EE

33.4

30.0

22.2

Computer Science and Information Technology

CS

28.5

25.6

19.0

Mechanical Engineering

ME

34.0

30.6

22.6

Petroleum Engineering

PE

39.8

35.8

26.5

Electronics and Communication Engineering

EC

28.8

25.9

19.2

Chemical Engineering

CH

35.7

32.1

23.8

Chemistry

CY

26.7

24.0

17.8

Biotechnology

BT

30.7

27.6

20.4

Engineering Sciences Minor

XE

26.0

23.4

17.3

Textile Engineering and Fibre Science

TF

37.1

33.3

24.7

Aerospace Engineering

AE

27.2

24.4

18.1

Agricultural Engineering

AG

26.3

23.6

17.5

Architecture and Planning

AR

34.8

31.3

23.2

Ecology and Evolution

EY

42.2

37.9

28.1

Geology

GG

38.4

34.5

25.6

Geophysics

GG

51.9

46.7

34.6

Instrumentation Engineering

IN

34.6

31.1

23.0

Mathematics

MA

25

22.5

16.7

Mining Engineering

MN

32.7

29.4

21.8

Metallurgical Engineering

MT

49.2

44.2

32.8

Physics

PH

37.2

33.4

24.8

Production and Industrial Engineering

PI

36.6

32.9

24.4

Statistics

ST

25

22.5

16.6

Biomedical Engineering

BM

25.0

22.5

16.6

GATE 2019 Qualifying Cutoff

S. No

Paper Name

Paper Code

Qualifying Marks

General

OBC (NCL)

SC/ST/PwD

1

Life Sciences

XL

36.7

33

24.5

2

Civil Engineering

CE

28.2

25.4

18.8

3

Electrical Engineering

EE

39.6

35.6

26.4

4

Computer Science and Information Technology

CS

29.5

26.6

19.7

5

Mechanical Engineering

ME

34.1

30.7

22.7

6

Petroleum Engineering

PE

49.9

44.9

33.3

7

Electronics and Communication Engineering

EC

26.7

24

17.8

8

Chemical Engineering

CH

34.8

31.3

23.2

9

Chemistry

CY

32

28.8

21.3

10

Biotechnology

BT

35.9

32.3

23.9

11

Engineering Sciences

XE

26.7

24

17.8

12

Textile Engineering and Fibre Science

TF

40.1

36.1

26.7

13

Aerospace Engineering

AE

33.5

30.2

22.3

14

Agricultural Engineering

AG

28.3

25.5

18.9

15

Architecture and Planning

AR

41

36.9

27.3

16

Ecology and Evolution

EY

37.1

33.4

24.7

17

Geology and Geophysics

GG

44.5

40.1

29.7

18

Instrumentation Engineering

IN

31.9

28.7

21.3

19

Mathematics

MA

25

22.5

16.7

20

Mining Engineering

MN

31.5

28.4

21

21

Metallurgical Engineering

MT

53.5

48.1

35.7

22

Physics

PH

25.2

22.7

16.8

23

Production and Industrial Engineering

PI

32.2

29

21.5

24

Statistics

ST

32.5

29.2

21.7

GATE Counselling 2021

IIT Bombay will not conduct common counselling for GATE 2021. Since there is no centralized counselling process through GATE, the candidates will have to apply individually for admission into M.Tech courses. The rank and scores secured in GATE 2021 will be checked by the various institutes during the admission procedure. Those candidates who are interested in IIT admissions will be able to use a common portal which is GATE COAP. For NIT admissions, the candidates can register through CCMT. Candidates are advised to check individual institute information for details about admissions.

Previous Year GATE Statistics

Particulars

Number of Registered Candidates

Number of Appeared Candidates

All India

858,890

685,088

Jammu

5424

4270

Srinagar

5102

4046

GATE COAP 2021

GATE Common Offer Acceptance Portal (COAP) is a common portal which is activated for IIT admissions. Through COAP, candidates who have qualified GATE 2021 will be able to apply for M.Tech admissions into IITs. The list of IIT admissions offers will be presented to the candidates out of which they will have to select their preference. Selection of IITs has to be done by the candidates after registration.The candidates will also have to separately apply at the individual IITs for some cases.

GATE COAP 2021: List of Participating Institutes

S.no

Institution Name

S.No

Institution Name

1

ISC Bangalore

12

IIT Bhilai

2

IIT Goa

13

IIT Roorkee

3

IIT Bombay

14

IIT Delhi

4

IIT Bhubaneswar

15

IIT Jodhpur

5

IIT Hyderabad

16

IIT Indore

6

IIT Madras

17

IIT Guwahati

7

IIT Kanpur

18

IIT Kharagpur

8

IIT ISM Dhanbad

19

IIT Patna

9

IIT Palakkad

20

IIT Mandi

10

IIT BHU

21

IIT Ropar

11

IIT Tirupati



CCMT 2021 - List of Participating Institutes

National Institute of Technology (NIT) conducts Centralized Counselling for M.Tech admissions. Candidates who wish to get admission through CCMT admission need to check the list of participating institutes of CCMT 2021 to be aware of courses and college offered by them.

Top participating Institutes in CCMT 2021

S.no

Name of the Institution

1

National Institute of Technology Tiruchirappalli

2

National Institute of Technology Rourkela

3

National Institute of Technology Karnataka

4

National Institute of Technology Warangal

5

National Institute of Technology Calicut

6

Visvesvaraya National Institute of Technology

7

National Institute of Technology Kurukshetra

8

National Institute of Technology Durgapur

9

National Institute of Technology Silchar

10

Malviya National Institute of Technology

PSU Recruitment Through GATE 2021

GATE qualified candidates will also be eligible to apply for recruitment into PSUs.Candidates who will have good GATE scores will be eligible for PSU recruitments. Through PSU recruitment, the candidates can get a job in popular companies such as HPCL, ONGC, BSNL and more. The PSU recruitment process consists of the application and then an interview/test followed by recruitment. However, there are some cases where direct admissions will also be done i.e., without any test or interview.

Top PSUs that recruit on the basis of GATE 2021

Name of PSUs

Link

DRDO Recruitment through GATE

Click Here

BARC Recruitment through GATE

Click Here

IOCL Recruitment through GATE

Click Here

GAIL Recruitment through GATE

Click Here

Power Grid Recruitment through GATE

Click Here

NPCIL Recruitment through GATE

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ONGC Recruitment through GATE

Click Here

This article has been written as per last year’s information. The article will be updated as soon as details are released by the authorities.

Frequently Asked Question (FAQs) - GATE 2021

Question: Which IIT will be conducting GATE 2021?

Answer:

IIT Bombay will conduct GATE 2021 for 25 papers.

Question: How many papers can I apply for in GATE 2021?

Answer:

Candidates will be able to apply for only one paper out of the total in GATE 2021.

Question: How many attempts are there in GATE?

Answer:

There is not any such kind of limit in GATE exam.

Question: I have made some mistakes in my GATE 2021 application form. How can I correct the details?

Answer:

A correction window will open after the application process is over. Candidates can make corrections to mistakes made in the details. However, they cannot change some details.

Question: My admit card is unclear. The photograph is blurred. Is it ok to carry it?

Answer:

No. In such a case, it is advised to the candidates to write to their respective zonal centre and send them a copy of admit card and get their issue rectified.  

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sir my gate marks is 54.94 and my score is 590 and rank is 3366 in EWS category , So in which college i should apply for m.teck.

sathwika 4th Apr, 2020

Hello Aspirant,

As gate is the entrance exam conducted for getting seat for good college for mtech in the national level in India as you score 54.94 percentile of marks to the total marks and you scored 590 marks in the entrance examination amd your rank is 3366 as being a EWS category you may get seat in the good colleges or universities there are more chances to get seat in the good colleges for mtech course university of hyderabad, amrita college in Coimbatore, lovely professional university,manipal ,BITS etc are some top universities apply for it lets hope for the best study well and work hard to get good marks in the future examinations ALL THE BEST for your future and i think my suggestions and knowledge may be helpful to u.

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what is iit rourkela gate ece cutoff previous year

sathwika 3rd Apr, 2020

Hello Aspirant,

As gate entrance examination to get good seat in the good colleges or universities for the Mtech in national level and the cutoff marks will be based on category and resevations and based on no.of candidates appeared for the exam, no.of seats available for the candidates, difficulty level of the question paper, previous year cutoff and the cutoff Marks  of electronic and communication department previous year is for Gen-647  ,OBC-607  ,ST-286,SC-452 these are cutoff marks according to the category so work hard and study well to get seat in the good colleges or universities and i think my suggestions and knowledge may be helpful to u.

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in year 2020,Are Gate students get shortlisted on the basis of both gate score and UG percentage or only through gate score?

Shubham Dhane 3rd Apr, 2020
Hello,
It depends on the college/PSU you are applying for.You need to have minimum percentage in your Engineering and you need to qualify in GATE and have a valid GATE score.You need to fulfill the eligibility criteria to be eligible to get admission or join in post in PSU.
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can i get earth science with gate score 515 CE gen

Manisha Gupta Expert 3rd Apr, 2020

Hello Aspirant,

As per the previous year NSR Mop UP round, You can have the chance to get Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur- M.tech Earth Science.

To know your other admission possibilities you can use GATE college predictor tool given below.

https://engineering.careers360.com/gate-college-predictor


Good Luck!

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my gate rank is 12371 in gate2020 from OC category in mechanical is there any chance to get M.TECH seat in JNTU KAKINADA

Shubham Dhane 3rd Apr, 2020
Hello,
In 2019 the cut off through GATE for M.Tech in Machine design for General category was 10897 for M.tech in CAD CAM was 8648.There are less chances that you may get seat in JNTU, Kakinada with your rank.But cut off is subjected to change it may increase or decrease slightly.
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