GATE 2021 Application Form, Exam Dates, Eligibility, Pattern, Syllabus

Exam Dates Application Form Eligibility Criteria Exam Pattern Syllabus

GATE 2021GATE 2021: GATE stands for Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering is the national level entrance test that aims at giving admission to the Post-graduation level courses. The main courses offered include technology as well as engineering. After passing the examination, the candidate will be getting admission to Ph.D./ M.Tech. programmes in various institutes of IIT, IISER, IIS, and various reputed institutes. Thus if you have prepared your mind for appearing in the GATE 2021-22 examination then ensure for having complete details:

GATE 2021 Notification:

  • GATE 2021 Online Counseling Registration will be started on 7th June 2021
  • The GATE 2021 results have been declared by the Indian Institue of Technology (IIT) Bombay on 20th March 2021. Click here To Check the Result.
  • The Exam Date has been announced, the exam has been conducted on 6th,7th, 13th & 14th February 2021.

Gate 2021: Highlights

Exam Name GATE 2021
Full-Form Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering
Conducting Body 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
Frequency of Examination Annual
Total Number of Exam Cities 195 (excluding 6 international centers)
Number of GATE Papers 27
Environmental Science and Engineering (ES) and Humanities and Social Science (XH) added in GATE 2021
The validity of GATE Score/Grade 3 Years
Application Mode Online
Mode of Examination Computer-Based Mode
Category Engineering Entrance Exam
Official website gate.iitb.ac.in/goaps.iitb.ac.in

GATE 2021 Exam Date:

Find below the GATE 2021 Exam Date. More information about GATE Exam below mention.

S/N Events Exam Dates (Announced)
1. Official website live 16th July 2020
2. Start the GATE 2021 Application Form 11th September 2020
3. Last Date to submit GATE 2021 Form (Extended) 7th October 2020
4. Extended Closing Date for Submission of (Online) Application (With Late Fee) (Extended) 14th October 2020
5. Last date of intimation to Registered Candidates after FIRST Round of Scrutiny by Zonal Office 26th October 2020
6. Re-opening of GOAPS Portal for Successfully Registered Candidates to change Category / City / Exam paper (Change of City is FREE and extra 500 for Category and Paper Change) 28th October 2020
7. Last and Final Chance to change Choice of Examination City 15th December 2020
8. Admit Card date Availability First 8th January 2021 
9. Miscellaneous Activities 5th & 12th February 2021
10. GATE 2021 Exam Date 6th, 7th, 13th & 14th  February 2021
11. Final Answer Key Released Date 17th March 2021
12. Declare the Result date 20th March 2021
13. Downloading of Score Card 27th March 2021
14. Counselling Commence Started

GATE 2021 Form Registration:

  • Candidates are required to apply in the online mode.
  • Registration will start from 14th September 2020 to 14th October 2020.
  • Thus, those who are looking to apply for the examination, need to make use of the online facility using GOAPS or GATE 2021 Form Online Application Processing System.
  • During the initial stage, candidates have to register as ‘New User’ and after successful registration is done, get access to the GOAPS.
  • After this, sign in the GOAPS enrollment address and password.
  • Once the application form is filled then you need to upload the signature, scanned photograph degree certificate, category certificate as well as thumb impression.
  • The examination is meant for international candidates as well as exam commences in countries like Ethiopia, Nepal, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, Singapore, and United Arab Emirates. However, the application process will be the same for international and national candidates

GATE 2021 Application Form:

For some modifications in the GATE 2021 Form, you can make some required corrections. The correction of the form can be done by filling the application form. In case of some mistakes in the application form, make sure for sending an email subjecting as “Correction in data (Enrollment Number)” and send document proof as well. One can make corrections in various fields:

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Click Here – PSU Recruitment Through GATE 2021
  • Name of the Candidate
  • Stats, Gen to OBC and OBC to General
  • DOB
  • Name of Parent/Guardian
  • Have you graduated with the above degree?
  • Year of Qualifying Degree

GATE Application Fee:

Female candidates, PwD/SC/ST/ candidates need to pay Rs 750/- Other candidates are required to make payment of Rs 1500/-. Mode for making payment of the application fee includes sources such as net banking, debit card, and e-challan:

GATE Eligibility Criteria 2021:

Before apply for the GATE 2021 Application Form aspirants need to check the GATE Eligibility Criteria which is mentioned below:

Nationality:

  • In this (GATE 2021) Exam no need for Indian nationality. Foreign & Indian candidates are also eligible for this exam.

Age Criteria:

  • Candidates have no age limit criteria to submit this exam.
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Qualification:

  • Arch, 5-years of the degree in B.A. degree in Architecture required. Those who are pursuing their final year can also apply for the test.
  • For B.S. / B.Sc. Research, four years of graduation degree in Science can apply and those who are in the final year can also opt for GATE 2021 entrance test.
  • For B.E./B.Tech/B. Pharm, there is a requirement for 4 years B.Tech after class 12th in any of the steams or 3-years in B.Tech lateral entry (after doing B.Sc./Diploma in Technology/ Engineering). Those who are pursuing the final year can also apply for the examination.
  • For M. Sc./MCA./M.A or some equivalent, there is the requirement for a Master’s degree in Statistics/Computer Applications Science/Mathematics or equivalent. If the candidate is in the final then he/she can appear in the exanimation
  • For Int. M.E/M. Tech or Dual degree after the completion of the diploma or class 12th, a candidate needs to have completed 5-years Integrated Master’s degree program or Dual Degree program in Engineering/Technology. Those who are pursuing 4th/5th year or completed until 2021 can apply as well.
  • For Int. M.Sc/Int. B.S.-M.S, Integrated M.Sc. or 5 years integrated B. S./M. S. program and those who are pursuing their final year or done with it can apply for the exam
  • For Professional Society Examination equivalent to B.E./B.Arch/B.Tech, B.E/B.Tech/B. Arch equivalent examinations of Professional Societies, ensure to recognized by UPSC/ MHRD/AICTE (e.g., AMIE by Institution of Engineers-India, AMICE by the Institute of Civil Engineers India) Completed section A or some equivalent of such professional

GATE Exam Pattern 2021:

Below you can find the Exam Pattern of the GATE Exam.

  • Mode of Exam: The examination will appear in CBT
  • Name of the course provided: M.Tech./Ph.D. program in IISc, IITs, and to other institutions.
  • Number of Papers: There will be an overall 27 papers. Candidates needed to appear in just one paper out of 27 papers.
  • Exam Duration: Candidates are required to complete the exam within 3 hours duration Number of Questions: There will be 65 questions of 100 marks
  • Type of Questions: The question paper will have questions in Multiple Choice Questions format. There will be 4 questions and one has to choose one out of 4.
  • Section Common in GATE Papers: In the General Aptitude section will be common in all papers. It will consist be of 150 questions for a maximum of 15 marks (5 questions for 1 mark and 5 for 2 marks).
  • New Section: In the paper with XE, the new section (H) which means Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences added from the year 2021.
  • Introduction of the two new subjects: Environmental Science and Engineering, or ES, and Humanities and Social Science, or XS.
  • Mark Scheme: NAT and MCQ questions consisted of 1 or 2 marks in all papers
  • Negative Marking: There will be provision for the negative marking of 1/3 marks for those questions carrying 1 mark. However, for the questions carrying 2 marks, 2/3 marks will be deducted. There will be no negative marking for various Numerical Answer Type questions.
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Marking Scheme:

Paper Code General Aptitude (GA) Marks Subject Marks Maximum Marks Exam Duration (Minutes)
AE, AR, AG, BT, CE, CH, CS, CY, EC, EE, ES, EY, IN, MA, ME, MN, MT, PE, PH, PI, TF, ST, and BM 15 85 100 180
GG [Part A + Part B (Section 1 Geology OR Section 2 Geophysics)] 15 25 + 60 100 180
XE (Section A + Any Two Sections) 15 15 + (2 x 35) 100 180
XH (Section B1 + Any One Section) 15 25 + (1 x 60) 100 180
XL (Section P + Any Two Sections) 15 25 + (2 x 30) 100 180

Exam Pattern For Paper XE:

  • Section A consisted of Engineering Mathematics which is a Compulsory Section. IN this section, 11 questions will be asked and 7 of them for 1 mark each and 4 questions for 2 marks each. It is common for all candidates.
  • From B to H in XE consisted of 22 questions. 9 of them carrying 1 mark and 13 for 2 marks.
  • 10 questions from GA will appear.

GATE 2021 Exam Pattern For Paper XL:

  • Section P consisted of Chemistry. This is the compulsory section with 15 questions, where 5 questions marked for 1 mark each and 10 for 2 marks
  • For any two of the XL sections from Q to U, there will be 20 questions where 10 questions for 1 mark each and the other 10 questions for 2 marks each.
  • 10 questions from GA

GATE 2021 Syllabus:

Find below the GATE 2021 Syllabus for Botany, Chemistry, Materials Science, Polymer Science & Engineering, etc:

This time 27 papers will appear in GATE and the syllabus for every discipline is different from one another. The existence of the syllabus of such a large paper will be available on the official website which is there in PDF format. One can download the official PDF of the GATE 2021 for accessing the syllabus for AE, AG, AR, BT, CE, CH, CS, CY, EC, EE, EY, XE, GG, IN, MA, ME, MN, MT, PE, PH, PI, TF, and XL.

  • AE (Aerospace Engineering): Flight Mechanics, Engineering Mathematics, Aerodynamics, Space Dynamics, Propulsion, Structures.
  • GA – General Aptitude: Numerical and Verbal Ability.
  • AG (Agricultural Engineering): Machinery, Farm Power, Engineering Mathematics, Irrigation, and Drainage Engineering, Farm Soil and Water Conservation Engineering, etc.
  • BT – Biotechnology: Engineering Mathematics, General Biotechnology, Recombinant DNA Technology, Plant and Animal Biotechnology, etc.
  • AR – Architecture and Planning: Building Materials, Architecture & Design, Building & Structure, Environmental Planning and Design, Construction & Management, etc.
  • PE – Petroleum Engineering: Linear Algebra, Oil & Gas Well Testing, Petroleum Formation Evaluation, etc.
  • Mathematics: Complex Analysis, Linear Algebra, Functional Analysis, Real Analysis, Algebra, Numerical Analysis, etc.
  • GG – Geology and Geophysics: Common Section, Geology & Geophysics.
  • IN – Instrumentation Engineering: Engineering Mathematics, Signals and Systems, Electrical Circuits, Control Systems, etc.
  • Civil Engineering: Structural Engineering, Engineering Mathematics, Structural Engineering, Geotechnical Engineering, etc.
  • CH – Chemical Engineering: Engineering Mathematics, Fluid Mechanics & Mechanical Operations, Process Calculations & Thermodynamics, etc.
  • Computer Science and Information Technology: Digital Logic, Engineering Mathematics, Programming & Data Structures, Computer Organization & Architecture, etc.
  • Chemistry: Physical Chemistry, Inorganic & Organic Chemistry.
  • EC – Electronics and Communication Engineering: Networks, Engineering Mathematics, Electronic Devices, Signals & Systems, Digital Circuits, Analog Circuits, etc.
  • EE – Electrical Engineering: Electric Circuits, Electromagnetic Fields, Engineering Mathematics, Electrical Machines, Signals & Systems, etc.
  • EY – Ecology and Evolution: Evolution, Ecology, Behavioural Ecology, Mathematics & Quantitative Ecology, etc.
  • ME – Mechanical Engineering: Applied Mechanics & Design, Engineering Mathematics, Fluid Mechanics & Thermal Sciences, etc.
  • MN – Mining Engineering: Engineering Mathematics, Geomechanics & Ground Control, Mine Development & Surveying, etc.
  • MT – Metallurgical Engineering: Engineering Mathematics, Extractive Metallurgy, Thermodynamics & Rate Processes, etc.
  • TF – Textile Engineering & Fibre Science (TF): Textile Fibers, Engineering Mathematics, Fabric manufacture, Structure & Properties, etc.
  • Physics: Classical Mechanics, Mathematical Physics, Thermodynamics & Statistical Physics, Electromagnetic Theory, etc.
  • Production & Industrial Engineering: General Engineering, Engineering Mathematics, Manufacturing Processes I, Quality and Reliability, etc.
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GATE Admit Card 2021:

In the Below section, we are giving information about the GATE 2021 Admit Card. Find here the Releasing date of the Admit Card, How to Download, and Other important details:

  • The GATE 2021 Admit Card will be released on 8th January 20221.
  • In the process to get the admit card through online mode, Candidates enter the Email Address, Enrollment ID, and Password.
  • Only online mode to get the admit card. No facility to get them by Post or Email.
  • Selected candidate’s information captured through the biometric (Fingerprints and Photographs).
  • Candidates must have to bring the original ID proof (Aadhar Card) and Admit Card, On the examination day.
  • Download the color printout of the Admit card.

Click here to Download GATE 2021 Admit Card

GATE Answer Key:

Candidates can wait for GATE 2021 Answer key, after a few days of the entrance exam. Authority will update the official website, so candidates can check online. The answer key will release paper-wise.

Steps To Download GATE 2021 Answer Key:

  • Visit the official site of gate 2021 i.e, gate.iitb.ac.in.
  • On the home page, click on the link of GATE Answer Key 2021 PDF.
  • The GATE 2021 Answer Key will be displayed.
  • Check the answers mentioned on the GATE Response Sheet.
  • Download the GATE Exam Key.

GATE Result 2021:

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Candidates can find in this paragraph GATE 2021 Result Date and where they get the result:

  • GATE Result 2021 has been announced on 20th March 2021.
  •  Candidates can check your result online Online Mode.
  • Visit the official website and click the result, candidates should have Registration and Enrollment numbers for the check result.
  • Authority will not send the Result and Rank through the Offline Mode.

GATE 2021 Score Card

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GATE 2021 Score Card will release after few days of declaring the result. Qualified candidates can check your Score Card:

  • Score Card validity will be three years from the date to declare the result.
  • Between 20th to 30th March 2021 candidates can download their scorecard.
  • Between the date, candidates download your scorecard. If they want the soft copy after the last day, they should pay 500 rupees for that.

How to the preparation for GATE 2021:

  • Candidates have to analyze the whole syllabus for GATE 2021.
  • Prepare a study schedule.
  • Make short notes for the revision.
  • Take mocks
  • Practice the previous year exam papers.

24 thoughts on “GATE 2021 Application Form, Exam Dates, Eligibility, Pattern, Syllabus”

  1. there is a mistake in the dates mentioned on this site.

    Kindly make a check on this;-

    1. Start the Online Application Form date 1 September 2018 (Saturday)
    2. Last Date to submit Application Form 21 October 2018 (Friday)
    3. Extended Closing Date for Submission of (Online) Application 1st October 2018 (Monday)
    21 October 2018……the day is Sunday and the mentioned day is Friday.

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  2. i am a student of B.tech Dairy technology..so if I can crack this examination , in which stream i will be able to do M.tech in different IIT

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  3. 1.THEORY OF COMPUTATION (TOC) – ULLMAN
    2.COMPILER DESIGN – DRAGON, RAVI SETHI OR ULLMAN
    3.DIGITAL AND ANALOG – R.P JAIN, MARRIS MANO
    4.COMPUTER NETWORK – FORUM, Tanenbaum
    5.OPERATING SYSTEM – GALVIN, TAMELA
    6.DBMS – NAVATHE (old edition )
    7.ALGORITHM – CORMEN
    8.DS AND PROGRAMMING – DENNIS RITCHIE
    9.COMPUTER ORGANISATION – PETERSON ( not in gate syllabus )
    if you are in 2nd, 3rd year or you are a pass out student then go through these books.

    if you are in a final year don’t waste your time to read books only focus on your coaching notebook and prepared your own notes. don’t forget to solve all previous year gate questions.

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  4. In which month, academic year start for the 2019 GATE qualified people?
    how many seats are there under GATE category and how many seats are there in sponsored category of whatsoever nature?
    what is the stipend being offered presently?
    how is the stipend & term fees are interconnected of PG programs?

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  5. I’m completed my BE in 2018 but i hve some baglogs .can i apply to gate exam 2019…pliz tell me abt that I’m confused….

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  6. Dear Sir/Madam,
    I have completed my B.Sc in Pure Sc.Pass,3 years from Calcutta University and completed M.Sc in applied mathematics from Netaji Subhas Open University.Am I eligible for GATE 2019 and is there any age limit?Kindly inform me.

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  7. I am completed my BE in 2016 can i attend this gate exam 2019? And how many time we can attend this exam? Either only one time or more than that?

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  8. I was completed my BE in 2016 i want fill gate form but i donot have origenal final year mark sheet and degree certificate
    Can i take the principal or collage degree completed certificate for exam form

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  9. I am completed my BE in 2014 can i atten this gate exam 2019? And how many time we can atten this exam? Either only one time or more than that?

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  10. Hi… friends now I’m doing 3rd year mechanical engineering. 2019 I will eligible to gate exam or 2020 ! I’m confused that area so… plzzz reply my msg..

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