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GATE 2021 Important Dates and Eligibility Criteria

GATE 2021 Important Dates: (Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering) is a national examination conducted jointly by the IISc Bangalore and seven other IITs (Bombay, Delhi, Guwahati, Kanpur, Kharagpur, Madras, and Roorkee) on behalf of the National Coordination Board (NCB).

GATE 2021 examination will be conducted on the 5th, 6th, 7th, 12th, 13th, and 14th of February 2021.

Qualifying in GATE is a mandatory requirement for seeking admission Master programs and direct Doctoral programs in Engineering/Technology/Architecture.

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GATE 2021 Important Dates

Activity Day Date
GATE Online Application Processing System (GOAPS) Website Opens Monday 14th September 2020
Closing Date of REGULAR online registration / application portal Wednesday 30th September 2020
End of EXTENDED period for online registration / application (with late fee) Wednesday 7th October 2020
Last Date for change of category, paper and examination city (an additional fee will be applicable) Friday 13th November 2020
Availability of Admit Card on the Online Application Portal (for download and printing) Friday 8th January 2021
GATE 2021 Examination Friday 5th February 2021
Forenoon:  9:00 AM to 12:00 Noon (Tentative) Saturday 6th February 2021
Afternoon: 3:00 PM to 6:00 PM (Tentative) “Sunday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday” “7th February, 2021; 12th February, 2021; 13th February, 2021; 14th February, 2021”
Announcement of results in the Online Application Portal Monday 22nd March 2021

GATE 2021 Eligibility Criteria

Degree/Program Qualifying Degree/Examination Description of Eligible Candidates Expected Year of Completion
B.E. / B.Tech. / B.Pharm. Bachelor’s degree in Engineering / Technology (4 years after 10+2 or 3 years after B.Sc. / Diploma in Engineering / Technology) Currently in the 3rd year or higher grade or already completed 2022
B. Arch. Bachelor’s degree of Architecture (5- year course) / Naval Architecture (4- year course) / Planning (4 year course) Currently in the 3rd year or higher grade or already completed 2023 (for 5-year program), 2022 (for 4-year program)
B.Sc. (Research) / B.S. Bachelor’s degree in Science (Post-Diploma/4 years after 10+2) Currently in the 3rd year or higher grade or already completed 2022
Pharm. D. (after 10+2) 6 years degree program, consisting of internship or residency training, during third year onwards Currently in the 3rd/4th/5th/6th year or already completed 2024
M.B.B.S. Degree holders of M.B.B.S. and those who are in the 5 th/6th/7th semester or higher semester of such programme. 5 th, 6th, 7th or higher semester or already completed 2022
M. Sc. / M.A. / MCA or equivalent Master’s degree in any branch of Arts/Science/Mathematics/Statistics/ Computer Applications or equivalent Currently in the first year or higher or already Completed 2022
Int. M.E./ M.Tech. (Post-B.Sc.) Post-B.Sc Integrated Master’s degree programs in Engineering/Technology (4-year program) Currently in the 1st/2nd/3rd/4th year or already completed 2024
Int. M.E./ M.Tech. or Dual Degree (after Diploma or 10+2) Integrated Master’s degree program or Dual Degree program)program in Engineering/Technology (5-year Currently in the 3rd/4th/5th   year or already completed 2023
B.Sc. / B.A. / B.Com. Bachelor degree in any branch of Science / Arts / Commerce (3 years program) Currently in the 3rd year or already completed 2021
Int. M.Sc. / Int. B.S. / M.S. Integrated M.Sc. or 5-year integrated B.S.-M.S. program Currently in the 3rd year or higher or already completed 2022
Professional Society Examinations (equivalent to B.E. / B.Tech. / B.Arch.) B.E./B.Tech./B.Arch. equivalent examinations ofProfessional Societies, recognized by MoE/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 2021 Pattern of Examination

Particulars Details
Examination Mode Computer Based Test (CBT)
Duration 3 Hours
Number of Subjects (Papers) 27
Sections General Aptitude (GA) + Candidate’s Selected Subject
Type of Questions “1. Multiple Choice Questions (MCQ); 2. Multiple Select Questions (MSQ) and/or ; 3. Numerical Answer Type (NAT) Questions”
Questions test these abilities “Recall; Comprehension; Application; Analysis and Synthesis”
Number of Questions 10 (GA) + 55 (subject) = 65 Questions
Distribution of Marks in all Papers EXCEPT papers AR, CY, EY, GG, MA, PH, XH and XL General Aptitude: 15 Marks + Engineering Mathematics: 13 Marks + Subject Questions: 72 Marks = Total: 100 Marks
Distribution of Marks in papers AR, CY, EY, GG, MA, PH, XH and XL General Aptitude: 15 Marks + Subject Questions: 85 Marks = Total: 100 Marks
Marking Scheme All of the questions will be of 1 mark or 2 marks

Changes in GATE 2021 gives various options in the selection of subjects with two new subject are introduced this year changes that benefit to most of the students and moreover 3rd-year students can also apply for GATE 2021. As GATE score is valid for 3 Years from the date of result announcement.

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