GATE Exam Info

GATE 2021 Important Dates

GATE 2021 (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 Important Dates

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

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

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GATE 2021 Important Dates

GATE Online Application Processing System (GOAPS) Website OpensMonday14th September 2020
Closing Date of REGULAR online registration / application portalWednesday30th September 2020
End of EXTENDED period for online registration / application
(with late fee)
Wednesday7th October 2020
Last Date for change of category, paper and examination city
(an additional fee will be applicable)
Friday13th November 2020
Availability of Admit Card on the Online Application Portal
(for download and printing)
Friday8th January 2021
GATE 2021 Examination
Forenoon:  9:00 AM to 12:00 Noon (Tentative)
Afternoon: 3:00 PM to 6:00 PM (Tentative)
5th February 2021
6th February 2021
7th February 2021
12th February 2021
13th February 2021
14th February 2021
Announcement of results in the Online Application PortalMonday22nd March 2021

GATE 2021 Eligibility Criteria

Degree/ProgramQualifying Degree/ExaminationDescription of Eligible CandidatesExpected 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 completed2022
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 completed2023 (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 completed2022
Pharm. D. (after 10+2)6 years degree program, consisting of internship or residency training, during third year onwardsCurrently in the 3rd/4th/5th/6th year or already completed2024
M.B.B.S.Degree holders of M.B.B.S. and
th    th    th
those who are in the 5  /6  /7
semester or higher semester of such programme.
5th, 6th, 7th or higher
semester or already completed
M. Sc. / M.A. / MCA or equivalentMaster’s degree in any branch of Arts/Science/Mathematics/Statistics/ Computer Applications or equivalentCurrently in the first year or higher or already
Int. M.E./ M.Tech.
Post-B.Sc Integrated Master’s degree
programs in Engineering/ Technology (4-year program)
Currently in the 1st /
nd    rd    th
2  /3  /4   year or
already completed
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-year
Currently in the 3rd
th    th
/4  /5   year or
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
Int. M.Sc. / Int. B.S. / M.S.Integrated M.Sc. or 5-year integrated B.S.-M.S. programCurrently in the 3rd year or higher or already
Professional Society Examinations (equivalent to
B.E. / B.Tech. / B.Arch.)
B.E./B.Tech./B.Arch. equivalent examinations of Professional 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 coursesNA

GATE 2021 Pattern of Examination

Examination ModeComputer Based Test (CBT)
Duration3 Hours
Number of Subjects (Papers)27
SectionsGeneral Aptitude (GA) + Candidate’s Selected Subject
Type of Questions1. Multiple Choice Questions (MCQ)
2. Multiple Select Questions (MSQ) and/or
3. Numerical Answer Type (NAT) Questions
Questions test these abilitiesRecall
Analysis and Synthesis
Number of Questions10 (GA) + 55 (subject) = 65 Questions
Distribution of Marks in all Papers EXCEPT papers AR, CY, EY, GG, MA, PH, XH and XLGeneral 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 XLGeneral Aptitude: 15 Marks + Subject Questions: 85 Marks = Total: 100 Marks
Marking SchemeAll 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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