Graduate Aptitude Test, GATE is National Level Exam conducted every year jointly by the seven IITs (Bombay, Delhi, Kanpur, Guwahati, Kharagpur, Madras and Roorkee) and the Indian Institute of Science (IISc), Bangalore. Candidates who qualify for the cutoff scores will be eligible to get admission in M.Tech programs by IITs, NITs, IIITs, GFTIs, and STIs. IIT Bombay will release the GATE 2021 online form on the official website. GATE (Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering) is an online national level examination for Master of Engineering (ME), Master of Technology (MTech), and direct PhD admissions to Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs), National Institutes of Technology (NITs), Indian Institutes of Information Technology (IIITs), and other institutes/universities throughout India. On behalf of the National Coordination Board (NCB - GATE), Department of Higher Education, Ministry of Human Resource and Development, the exam is jointly conducted on a rotational basis by IIT Bombay, IIT Delhi, IIT Guwahati, IIT Kanpur, IIT Kharagpur, IIT Madras, IIT Roorkee, and Indian Institute for Science, Bangalore (IISC Bangalore). The GATE 2021 exam was held in online mode at 206 exam centres within India and six exam centres outside India on February 6-7 and February 13-14 by the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Bombay. The first shift of GATE 2021 was held from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., and the second shift was held from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. The GATE 2021 Admit Card was issued on January 8 by the authority. The official website, gate.iitb.ac.in, has now published the results.
The organising institute for GATE 2022 is IIT Kharagpur. GATE is jointly administered by the Indian Institute of Science (IISc) and seven Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs) in Bombay, Delhi, Guwahati, Kanpur, Kharagpur, Madras, and Roorkee. Azonal GATE Office at the IITs or IISc is in charge of GATE operations in each of the eight areas. The Organizing Institute (OI) is in charge of the entire process as well as cooperation between the implementing Institutes.
|Exam||Graduate Aptitude Test (GATE)|
|Organized by||Jointly conducted by the seven IITs (Bombay, Delhi, Kanpur, Guwahati, Kharagpur, Madras and Roorkee) and the Indian Institute of Science (IISc), Bangalore|
|Category||National Level Exam|
|Frequency||Once a year|
|Mode of Registration||Online|
|Total Questions||65 Questions|
|Exam pattern||Questions from core subject chosen and aptitude.|
|No. of Participating Colleges||900+ colleges|
|Score Validity||Three years|
|GATE 2021 Registration||11 Sept - 07 Oct 2020|
|GATE Application Form Correction Window||28-Oct-20|
|Last Date for altering Examination City||13-Nov-20|
|GATE Admit card||08-Jan-21|
|Gate 2021 Exam Date||6th February 2021|
|7th February 2021|
|12th February 2021|
|13th February 2021|
|14th February 2021|
|Official Answer key||18-03-2021|
|Division of Marks|
|General Aptitude||15% of total marks|
|Engineering Mathematics||15% of total marks|
|Paper or Discipline opted for by the candidate||70% of total marks|
Engineering Mathematics would not be a part of the GATE 2021 for some of the disciplines for M.tech. For these, the General aptitude portion would be 15% marks and the remaining 85% marks would be for the core subject. The disciplines for the same are listed below
|Mode of Exam||Online|
|Number of Questions||65|
|Type of Questions||MCQs|
|Marks for a correct answer||1 or 2 marks for each correct answer depending on the section.|
|Negative Marking||1/3rd for 1 one mark questions and 2/3rd for 2 mark questions|
|No negative marking||Numerical Type Answers (NAT)|
|Total marks allotted||100|
|Total time allotted||3 Hours|
Exam Pattern for GATE 2022 ES
The Engineering Mathematics section will be mandatory for candidates who choose ES (Environmental Science and Engineering), and it will account for 15% (15 marks) of the weightage of the total marks.
The important topics for the General Aptitude section which is common for all 25 disciplines are given below:
GATE 2021 Application Forms are likely to be available in the month of September 2021. GATE 2021 Application will be done online only. Candidates need to apply and pay the application fees online at the official website for GATE 2021: gate.iitb.ac.in.
Step 1 : Registration:
Step 2: Filling of Application Form:
Step 3: Uploading Images:
|Passport size photograph||2 kb -200 kb|
|Signature in running handwriting||2 kb-150 kb|
|Category Certificate (if applicable)||10 kb -300 kb|
|PwD Certificate (if applicable)||10 kb – 300 kb|
Step 4: Fee Payment:
For Exam Centers in India
|SC/ST||INR 750||INR 1250|
|Females||INR 750||INR 1250|
|General||INR 1200||INR 2000|
For Exam Centers outside India
|Exam Centers||Fees||Late Fees|
|Addis Ababa, Colombo, Dhaka, and Kathmandu||US$ 50||US$ 70|
|Dubai and Singapore||US$ 100||US$ 120|
After the completion of the application fee, candidates can submit their application forms. Candidates are advised to check their forms before final submission.
GATE 2021 aspirants have the facility to make corrections in the application form for a period of time. The official notification for GATE 2021 Application Form Correction will be released by the conducting body so that you can do the corrections. Only a few changes in some particular sections are permitted. Some changes that can be corrected are:
On January 8, 2021, the GATE 2021 admit card was announced. It should be remembered that only those who successfully complete the GATE Application Form 2021 will receive a GATE admit card. Candidates must log in with their registration information, which includes Enrollment ID and Password on GOAPS, in order to download the GATE 2021 admit card online. The direct link to check and download the GATE 2021 admit card has been revised.
The GATE 2021 admit card is available online at IIT Bombay. Test takers can download their GATE 2021 admit card/hall ticket by following the steps outlined below.
Candidates will download the GATE 2021 response key by following the steps outlined below.
The GATE 2021 result was announced on March 19 by IIT Bombay, and the scorecard was released on March 27. The GATE 2021 cutoff for all papers has been released along with the results. The GATE 2021 result has been announced, along with the qualifying cutoff marks for all 27 papers/subjects. GATE 2021 scorecards can be downloaded by logging into the GATE Online Application Process System by candidates who took the test (GOAPS).
You will get your GATE 2021 result by following the steps below:
|GATE 2020 Paper Name||General||OBC||SC/ST/PWD|
|Aerospace Engineering (AE)||27.2||24.4||18.1|
|Agriculture Engineering (AG)||26.3||23.6||17.5|
|Architecture and Planning (AR)||34.8||31.3||23.2|
|Biomedical Engineering (BM)||25||22.5||16.6|
|Civil Engineering (CE)||32.9||29.6||21.9|
|Chemical Engineering (CH)||35.7||32.1||23.8|
|Computer Science & Information Technology (CS)||28.5||25.6||19|
|Electronics & Communication Engineering (EC)||28.8||25.9||19.2|
|Electrical Engineering (EE)||33.4||30||22.2|
|Ecology & Evolution (EY)||42.2||37.9||28.1|
|Instrumentation Engineering (IN)||34.6||31.1||23|
|Mechanical Engineering (ME)||34||30.6||22.6|
|Mining Engineering (MN)||32.7||29.4||21.8|
|Metallurgical Engineering (MT)||49.2||44.2||32.8|
|Petroleum Engineering (PE)||39.8||35.8||26.5|
|Production & Industrial Engineering (PI)||36.6||32.9||24.4|
|Textile Engineering & Fiber Science (TF)||37.1||33.3||24.7|
|Engineering Sciences (XE)||26||23.4||17.3|
|Life Sciences (XL)||31.7||28.5||21.1|
The GATE 2020 counselling process will be held to provide admissions to candidates who have earned the minimum qualifying marks in the GATE 2021 entrance exam. The Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs) will conduct their own centralised counselling procedure to induct qualifying students who took the GATE 2020 exam in 2020. The GATE 2021 counselling process can vary depending on the type of institute that the candidates choose. For example, to obtain a spot in any of the IITs via the GATE counselling process 2021, candidates must first register for the Popular Offer Acceptance Portal (COAP), which will offer admission to qualified candidates based on their GATE 2020 scores. Candidates must first register for Centralized Counselling for M.Tech admission to Government Funded Technical Institutes (GFTIs), Indian Institutes of Information Technology (IIITs), and National Institutes of Technology (NITs) (CCMT).