IIT Delhi has started GATE COAP 2021 registration on March 25 at coap.iitd.ac.in. Candidates who have qualified GATE exam (2021/2020/2019) are eligible to apply for GATE COAP Counselling 2021 for M.Tech. admission in any of the participating IITs/ PSUs job offers. Meanwhile, NIT Delhi is expected to release the official notification for GATE CCMT Counselling 2021 soon.
GATE 2021 Latest Updates
- Mar 27: GATE 2021 Scorecards available at GOAPS portal for all qualified candidates. Download GATE 2021 Scorecard
- Mar 20: GATE 2021 Cutoff released for all 27 papers. Check GATE 2021 Cut off
- Mar 19: GATE results released three days before the scheduled date. 30 candidates have secured AIR 1 in GATE 2021. Check GATE 2021 Toppers
- Mar 17: Final GATE 2021 Answer Key released. Download Paper-wise GATE 2021 Answer Keys
GATE 2021 Result has been published on March 19, 2021 at gate.iitb.ac.in. Out of the total 7,11,542 candidates, 17.82% have qualified GATE 2021. Candidates must note that those who qualify the cutoff will be the only ones eligible for GATE 2021 Counselling.
What is GATE exam for? GATE (or Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering) is an entrance test conducted by IISc Banglore and seven IITs for students seeking admissions in postgraduate courses at top colleges in India such as IIT, NIT, etc. GATE scores are also used by various PSUs for the recruitment of eligible candidates at various positions. Some of the PSUs accepting GATE scores are DRDO, IOCL, ONGC, NTPC, BHEL, etc. Check PSU recruitment through GATE 2021
GATE 2021 Exam Dates
|GATE 2021 Events||Dates|
|GATE Application Form Release|
|Extended Last Date to fill GATE Application Form|
|Last Date to fill GATE Application Form (with late fee)|
|Last Date of Intimation to Registered Candidates after Scrutiny|
|GATE Form Correction|
|Issue of GATE Admit card|
|GATE Exam Date|
|GATE Response Sheet|
|Preliminary GATE Answer Key|
|Challenge official GATE Answer Key|
|Final GATE Answer Key|
|Availability of GATE Scorecard||March 27, 2021 to June 30, 2021|
|Download GATE Scorecard (by paying Rs 500)||July 1, 2021 to December 31, 2021|
|GATE COAP Counselling Registration||March 25, 2021 (Started)|
|GATE CCMT Counselling Registration||To be Updated|
GATE 2021 Highlights
GATE Full Form
Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering
All India Level
Mode of Application
Mode of exam
Computer-based Test (Online)
Once a year
3 hours (180 minutes)
Number of Subject Papers
Number of Questions
10 (GA) + 55 (subject)= 65
MCQ, MSQ, NAT
Applications Per Year
More than 8 Lakhs (Expected)
Number of Exam Centers
206 in India and 6 abroad
Phone: 011-2659 1749; Fax: 011-2658 1579
GATE 2021 Counselling
IIT Bombay will not organize any counselling process for MTech admissions. Candidates seeking admissions in IITs, NITs and other prestigious institutions will have to participate in counselling process conducted by separate bodies.
- For admissions into NITs candidates need to register for GATE CCMT Counselling. Usually, the counselling process starts in the month of April.
- For admissions into IITs, candidates need to register for GATE COAP Counselling. Aspirants will need to apply to individual institutes where admission is desired and eventually, register for Common Offer Acceptance Portal. IIT Delhi has started the registration for GATE IIT Counselling on March 25, 2021
- Candidates can register for the counselling at coap.iitd.ac.in.
- Candidates who qualified GATE exam in 2021/ 2020/ 2019 are the only ones eligible for the counselling.
To know more about GATE Counselling 2021, Click Here
GATE Cut off 2021
GATE cut off is always released category and subject wise. Candidates must note that the cutoff released by the conducting body is only the qualifying cut off. Based on the initial student reaction and expert reports, the table below shows GATE cut off 2021:
|Paper Code||Cut-off Marks (out of 100)||% Qualified Candidates||Candidates Appeared|
*Normalized marks for multisession papers CE, CS and MECheck GATE Paper-wise Cut Off
GATE 2021 Result
GATE 2021 Result has been released by IIT Bombay on March 19, 2021 (before the scehduled date on March 22). Candidates can check their result online on the official website gate.iitb.ac.in. Only the aspirants who have qualified in the GATE Exam would gain access to download the score-card from March 26 to May 31. The scorecard will remain valid for three years.
How to Check GATE 2021 Result?
- Visit the official website.
- Go to the results page and click on GATE Result.
- GOAPS portal for GATE would appear.
- Fill in the login details on the portal.
- Click on the submit tab.
- GOAPS candidate dashboard for GATE would open.
- Click on the results section.
- Your GATE Result will be displayed on the screen.
Sample of GATE Scorecard
GATE 2021 Rank Predictor
GATE Rank Predictor is helpful for all those candidates who are planning to appear for the exam and wish to evaluate their preparation level. The rank predictor designed by Collegedunia is very simple to use. After taking any mock test or even after appearing for the real exam you can predict your rank and colleges in which you would be eligible to take admissions. Check GATE 2021 Rank Predictor
GATE Rank V/s Institute
The qualifying cut off for all the colleges could vary every year but it has been observed that the rank required for admissions usually remains the same in the respective colleges. Some of the examples for the ranks which are accepted by institutes are mentioned below in the table:
- IISc Bangalore – Rank < 100
- IIT Bombay – Rank < 100; in some of the courses rank <= 600
- IIT Kharagpur – Rank <= 600
- IIT Hyderabad – Rank <= 1500
GATE 2021 Answer Key
IIT Bombay has released preliminary GATE Answer Keys 2021 on February 26, 2021 at the official website at gate.iitb.ac.in. Answer Key will help candidates assess their marks in the examination according to GATE marking scheme. The answer key will contain the correct answers to all the questions asked in the question paper. Students will be able to calculate their expected scores using their response sheet, answer key and marking scheme.
Final GATE 2021 Answer Key will be released around March 18, 2021. To check question papers and answer key for GATE 2021, Click Here.
How to Download GATE Answer Key 2021?
- Visit the official GATE 2021 website.
- Click on the link 'To view GATE 2021 Question Papers and Answer Keys Click here' (that will be updated once the answer keys are released)
- Individual links for GATE Question Paper and Answer Key will be available for all 27 papers.
- Click on the link for the respective paper and download the answer key.
Download Final GATE Answer Key 2021 here
|Paper/Subject||GATE Question Paper 2021||Final GATE Answer Keys 2021|
|Electronics and Communication Engineering||Download||Download|
|Civil Engineering||Download CE 1 |
Download CE 2
|Computer Science and Information Technology||Download |
|Architecture and Planning||Download||Download|
|Ecology and Evolution||Download||Download|
|Production and Industrial Engineering||Download||Download|
|Textile Engineering and Fibre Science||Download||Download|
|Environmental Science and Engineering||Download||Download|
GATE Answer Key 2021- Engineering Sciences (XE)
|Sections||GATE Question Paper||Final GATE XE Answer Key|
|Engineering Mathematics (XE-A)||Download (Includes GA)||Download|
|Fluid Mechanics (XE-B)||Download||Download|
|Materials Science (XE-C)||Download||Download|
|Solid Mechanics (XE-D)||Download||Download|
|Polymer Science and Engineering (XE-F)||Download||Download|
|Food Technology (XE-G)||Download||Download|
|Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences (XE-H)||Download||Download|
GATE Answer Key 2021- Life Sciences (XL)
|Section||GATE Question Paper||Final GATE XL Answer Key 2021|
|Food Technology (XL-U)||Download||Download|
GATE Answer Key 2021- Humanities and Social Sciences (XH)
GATE 2021 Response Sheet
IIT Bombay has released GATE 2021 Response Sheet on the official website at gate.iitb.ac.in. Students can access/download response sheet using their login credentials i.e., enrollment ID and password. The response sheet will contain individual answers marked by the candidates during their exam.
How to Download GATE 2021 Response Sheet?
- Visit official website i.e. gate.iitb.ac.in and login into the Candidate Login Portal/ GOAPS
- Click on the link for GATE 2021 Response Sheet
- Download and save the response sheet in PDF format and use it to calculate your score
GATE 2021 PSU Recruitment
Public Sector Undertaking (PSU) are the companies that are owned by the union government of India or one of the states/territorial governments or both. These companies offer recruitment to candidates every year through GATE.
Shortlisted candidates will be called for selection rounds like Personal Interview (PI)/ Group Discussion (GD). Read more on PSU Recruitment through GATE 2021, Here
GATE 2021 PSU Expected Cut Off
|NTPC||Mechanical||72 - 80||65 - 70||54 - 60||49 - 53|
|Electronics||64 - 68||55 - 58||48 - 50||39 - 44|
|BHEL||Mechanical||80 - 84||NA*||72 - 75||61 - 64|
|Electronics||68 - 70||62 - 65||52 - 56||45 - 49|
NOTE: NA* – the cut off was not available for the previous years.
What are the Changes in GATE 2021?
- GATE 2021 exam dates are spread over a longer period of time considering the current situation of COVID-19. The exam is scheduled from Feb 5- 7 and 12- 14, 2021.
- 11 new GATE Exam Centers have been added.
- Two new subjects- have been introduced in GATE 2021- Environmental Science and Engineering (ES) and Humanities and Social Science (XS).
- Eligibility for GATE 2021 is relaxed. Final year or 3rd-year candidates can also apply for the exam.
- GATE exam pattern has also been revised and the new pattern allows the candidate to sit for a maximum of two papers. An updated list of combinations of papers has been released from which candidates can select two papers.
- Every year, GATE exam is conducted in India and abroad. But this year the chances are very low that the exam will be conducted outside India. As per the official notification, if the COVID-19 situation gets normal till November 2020 then only the authorities will continue with the exam centers abroad.
Changes in GATE Last Year
- The authorities had added Biotechnology (BT) as a new paper in GATE 2020.
- In 2019, Statistics (ST) was added as the new paper in GATE.
- No changes were made in the eligibility criteria and pattern in the last years.
GATE Eligibility 2021
GATE eligibility criteria 2021 has been relaxed. From 2021, final year or 3rd-year candidates are also eligible to apply for GATE 2021. Candidates can also opt for 2 subjects/ papers from the prescribed set of combinations. There is no age limit and candidates from any age group can apply for the exam.
Students can check the GATE eligibility 2021 based on qualifying degree here
Note: Applicants should note that the eligibility criteria are specified for GATE only. Eligibility for M.Tech admissions in IITs is decided by the respective institutes.
List of Combination of Papers Allowed in GATE 2021
For 2021, candidates are allowed to opt for 2 GATE papers from the list of combination. To check the combination of GATE Papers allowed, Click Here.
|First Paper||Papers Allowed as Second Paper|
|AE: Aerospace Engineering||XE|
|AG: Agricultural Engineering||ES|
|AR: Architecture and Planning||CE|
|BM: Biomedical Engineering||BT / XL|
|BT: Biotechnology||BM / XL|
|CE: Civil Engineering||AR / ES|
|CH: Chemical Engineering||CY / PE / XE|
|CS: Computer Science and Information Technology||MA|
|CY: Chemistry||CH / XL|
|EC: Electronics and Communication Engineering||IN / PH|
|EE: Electrical Engineering||IN|
|ES: Environmental Science and Engineering||AG / CE|
|EY: Ecology and Evolution||XL|
|GG: Geology and Geophysics||MN / PE / PH|
|IN: Instrumentation Engineering||EC / EE / PH|
|MA: Mathematics||CS / PH / ST|
|ME: Mechanical Engineering||XE|
|MN: Mining Engineering||GG / XE|
|MT: Metallurgical Engineering||PH / XE|
|PE: Petroleum Engineering||CH / GG / XE|
|PH: Physics||EC / GG / IN / MA / MT / ST|
|PI: Production and Industrial Engineering||XE|
|ST: Statistics||MA / PH|
|TF: Textile Engineering and Fibre Science||XE|
|XE: Engineering Sciences||AE / CH / ME / MN / MT / PE / PI / TF|
|XH: Humanities and Social Sciences||-------|
|XL: Life Sciences||BM / BT / CY / EY|
GATE 2021 Application Form
GATE Registrations are closed. Last date to fill GATE 2021 Application Form with a late fee was October 14, 2020. Candidates could access the application form through GOAPS portal.
Students can follow the steps below to register for GaTE 2021:
- Step 1: Register for GATE
- Step 2: Fill Application Form
- Step 3: Upload Required Documents
- Step 4: Pay GATE Application Fee
- Step 5: Accept Declaration and Submit the Application
GATE 2021 Application Fee
For Indian Exam Centers-
|SC/ ST/ PwD||INR 750||INR 1250|
|Female||INR 750||INR 1250|
|Other candidates||INR 1500||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|
GATE Admit Card 2021
GATE Admit Card 2021 is available for download from January 8, 2021. Students can download their GATE Admit Card by following the simple steps:
- Visit the official website gate.iitb.ac.in
- Enter your GATE Enrollment ID and Password and click Submit.
- Click on the link available to download the GATE Admit Card
- Download and take a coloured printout of the document
- Check for any discrepancies, if any.
GATE 2021 Exam Centers
GATE 2021 Exam Centers are divided into 8 zones. IISc Bangalore and 7 IITs act as 8 zonal GATE offices that administer the operations in these exam cities. IIT Bombay has added 11 new exam centers this year.
GATE exam will be conducted at 206 exam centers across India and 6 exam centers outside India. However, International exam centers could be cancelled if the COVID-19 situation does not get normal by November 2020.
Students can check the list of GATE 2021 Exam Centers here.
GATE 2021 Exam Day Guidelines
IIT Bombay has released a detailed set of new GATE exam day guidelines to ensure the safety of candidates, institute representatives and the exam conducting staff. Candidates are required to follow the guidelines to ensure smooth functioning at the exam center. No specific dress code has been specified by IIT Bombay for GATE 2021. However, candidates are advised to wear simple and basic clothes on the exam day. Clothes with many pockets or baggy clothes that leads to suspicion should be avoided.
The guidelines have been categorized into pre-exam, during exam and post-exam measures. Check GATE Exam Day Guidelines
What items can I carry inside GATE Exam Centers?
|Permitted Items||Non-permitted Items|
| || |
If in case a candidate is found with any of the above mentioned non-permitted items, the candidates can be debarred from the test and GATE result will be withheld.
GATE 2021 Exam Pattern
GATE 2021 Exam Pattern has been revised by IIT Bombay. GATE 2021 is a 3-hour exam with 65 questions. Authorities have introduced a new type of question- Multiple Select Questions (MSQs) this year.
|Mode of Exam||Online|
|Type of Questions Asked||MCQs, MSQs, NATs|
|Number of Sections||Three|
|Marks for a correct answer||1 Mark/ 2 Marks for each correct answer depending on the section|
|Negative Marking||-⅓ for 1 mark MCQs; |
-⅔ for 2 mark MCQs;
No negative marking for NATs & MSQs
|Total marks allotted||100|
Students can check the links below for paper-wise GATE Exam Pattern and division of marks:
Marking Scheme in GATE 2021
|Paper Code||GA Marks||Core Subject Marks||Total Marks|
|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 |
|GG [Part A + Part B (Section 1 Geology OR Section 2 Geophysics)]||15||25 + 60|
|XE (Section A + Any TWO Sections)||15||15 + (2 X 35)|
|XH (Section B1 + Any ONE Section)||15||25 + (1 X 60)|
|XL (Section P + Any TWO Sections)||15||25 + (2 X 30)|
GATE 2021 Syllabus
GATE Syllabus varies according to the subject chosen by a candidate. However, General Aptitude syllabus remains the same for all 27 GATE papers and covers verbal & numerical ability questions. The general aptitude portion comprises 15% marks and the rest 85% is for the core subject.
GATE 2021 Syllabus has been revised for all the papers. Students can use the link below to check paper-wise GATE syllabus:
To check GATE syllabus for other paper codes, Click Here
GATE 2021 Preparation
With exams only a few days away, students are advised to focus more on revision. Instead of picking new topics, candidates must create quick notes for revision and revise the topics that they are confident about. Mentioned below are some of the last-minute GATE preparation tips that can help candidates to score well.
- Practise as many GATE mock tests and sample papers as possible. Solving previous year papers will help you get an idea about the type of questions asked. It will also be helpful in managing time while solving the paper so that you are able to complete the paper on time.
- Say a big ‘NO’ to new chapters or topics. You should rather focus only on your strengths and revise the topics that you have already prepared.
- Keep stress at bay. Pay detailed attention toward revising the course.
- Take regular breaks however manage time effectively. Taking short breaks between your studies will help you to improve your concentration level as well and will refresh you enough to start again.
- Take proper rest. At least a minimum of six-hour sleep is necessary so that you can focus on your preparation. Also eat healthy food.
Previous Year GATE Question Paper
Solving previous year GATE question paper is very helpful in understanding the difficulty level of the exam, type of questions asked in the exam, weightage of chapters, and much more. All the candidates are advised to solve at least one question paper daily as it will also help you to work upon maintaining a good speed while answering the questions.
Candidates can download the previous year GATE question paper along with answer keys from the links provided below:
|GATE Subject||GATE Question Paper (2020)||GATE Answer Keys (2020)||GATE Question Paper (2019)||GATE Answer Keys (2019)|
|Mechanical Engineering||Download (Slot 1) Download (Slot 2)||Download (Slot 1) Download (Slot 2)||Download (Slot 1) Download (Slot 2)||Download (Slot 1) Download (Slot 2)|
|Civil Engineering||Download (Slot 1) Download (Slot 2)||Download (Slot 1) Download (Slot 2)||Download (Slot 1) Download (Slot 2)||Download (Slot 1) Download (Slot 2)|
|Electronics and Communication Engineering||Download||Download||Download||Download|
|Computer Science and Information Technology||Download||Download||Download||Download|
GATE 2021 Mock Test
GATE 2021 Mock Test is a replication of the actual GATE question paper and helps the candidates to understand the exam pattern and types of questions asked. IIT Bombay released official GATE Mock Test 2021 on November 25, 2020. Separate mock tests are released for each of the 27 subjects.
List of Top M.Tech Colleges in India after GATE 2021
Here is the list of Top 10 IITs and NITs in India based on the NIRF 2020 ranking:
|IIT College||NIRF Ranking||NIT College||NIRF Ranking|
|IIT Madras||1||NIT Tiruchirappalli||9|
|IIT Delhi||2||NIT Karnataka||13|
|IIT Bombay||3||NIT Rourkela||16|
|IIT Kanpur||4||NIT Warangal||19|
|IIT Kharagpur||5||NIT Calicut||23|
|IIT Roorkee||6||NIT Kurukshetra||40|
|IIT Guwahati||7||NIT Silchar||46|
|IIT Hyderabad||8||NIT Durgapur||47|
|IIT Indore||10||NIT Allahabad||48|
|IIT (BHU) Varanasi||11||NIT Jalandhar||52|
GATE 2021 FAQs
Ques. What are GATE 2021 Exam Dates?
Ans: GATE 2021 was successfully concluded on February 6, 7, 13 and 14. This year the exam dates had been spread over a longer period in comparison to the previous year considering the COVID-19 situation. Check GATE 2021 Exam Dates.
Ques. When will GATE 2021 Result be announced? How can I download my GATE scorecard?
Ans: GATE 2021 Result will be announced on March 22, 2021. Candidates will be able to check their result online by logging into GOAPS portal at gate.iitb.ac.in. GATE scorecards will be available to candidates a week after the declaration of result. You can use the following steps to download your GATE scorecard:
- Login to GOAPS portal using your credentials.
- Click on the link for GATE scorecard download.
- Download your GATE Scorecard 2021 PDF.
- Save a softcopy and also take a print out of the same for future use.
Ques. Will students receive a hard copy of their GATE Result 2021?
Ans. No. GATE Result 2021 will only be available online. Students can however download their scorecard and take a print out of the same for future reference. Authorities will release GATE scorecard separately a week after the declaration of result. Download GATE Scorecard
Ques. What if a student did not qualify GATE 2021? Will the candidate be able to download their GATE Scorecard?
Ans. All candidates who appeared for GATE 2021 will be able to check their GATE result online. However, candidates who did not qualify the exam will not be able to download their scorecards.
Ques. Can I predict my GATE rank before the declaration of the result?
Ans. Yes. Candidates can use Collegedunia’s GATE Rank Predictor to
Ques. I cannot access my GATE 2021 Candidate login page. What should I do?
Ans. There can be a couple of reasons for facing such problems during GATE 2021 login.
- Check if the GATE 2021 login credentials you have entered are correct. If you had written the credentials down at any point then cross-check with that now.
- Check your internet connection and see if you have a stable bandwidth at the time of logging in.
- The GATE login servers might have been temporarily taken down due to heavy traffic or technical issues. Try to login again after a couple of hours.
- If the problem still persists, immediately contact the exam conducting authorities at their given helpline.
Ques. What is the expected GATE cutoff 2021?
Ans. GATE Cutoff changes every year depending on the difficulty of the paper and the number of candidates taking the exam. If you see the last 3 years CS cutoff for the general category, it is 28.5 (2020), 29.5(2019) and 25(2018). Gate 2019 was easier among the three but Gate 2020 was almost as tough as Gate 2018 still the cutoff is higher in the former. The reason for this is that more coaching classes are popping up every year, meaning that more students are better prepared for the exam, thus GATE has to increase the barrier for the cutoff. So, focus on doing your best in the exam instead of worrying about last year’s cutoffs.
Ques. What is considered a good score in GATE 2021?
Ans. A score below 200 is considered best to be eligible for admissions in IIT through GATE 2021. However, students with scores from 200-400 might also be eligible to apply for admissions in IITs. On the other hand for admissions to NITs on the basis of GATE 2021, scores ranging from 350-800 are considered to be good scores for admission.
Ques. How are GATE scores calculated?
Ans. GATE scores are calculated using the following formula:
where, M= marks obtained in GATE (actual marks for single session papers and normalized marks for multati-session papers)
Mq= Qualifying marks for general category candidate in GATE paper
Mt= Mean of marks of top 0.1% or top 10 (whichever is larger) of candidates who appeared for GATE (in case of multi-session papers including all sessions)
Sq= 350, is the score assigned to Mq
St= 900, is the score assigned to Mt
Ques. When will I receive my GATE admit card 2021?
Ans. GATE Admit Card can only be downloaded from the GOAPS website from 8th January 2021. Admit Cards will NOT be sent by post or as an e-mail attachment.
Ques. Do I need my GATE admit card after the exam is over?
Ans. Yes. Students must safely keep their GATE admit card even after the exam is over. This is case, the hall ticket is one of the required documents for GATE Counselling.
Ques. Which GATE 2021 helpline number should I contact in case of any problems?
Ans. Refer to the following GATE 2021 helpline details in accordance to your zone
|Zone||Contact Address||Phone Number||E-mail ID|
|Zone-1||Chairperson, GATE Indian Institute of Science Bangalore, Bengaluru 560 012||080-22932392 080-23601227||gate @ gate.iisc.ac.in|
|Zone-2||Chairperson, GATE Indian Institute of Technology Bombay, Powai, Mumbai 400 076||022-25767068 022-25767022||gate2021 @ iitb.ac.in|
|Zone-3||Chairperson, GATE Indian Institute of Technology Delhi, Hauz Khas, New Delhi 110 016||011-26591749||gate @ admin.iitd.ac.in|
|Zone-4||Chairperson, GATE Indian Institute of Technology Guwahati, Guwahati 781 039||0361-2582751 0361-2582755||gate @ iitg.ac.in|
|Zone-5||Chairperson, GATE Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur, Kanpur 208 016||0512-2597412||gate @ iitk.ac.in|
|Zone-6||Chairperson, GATE Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur, Kharagpur 721 302||03222-282091 03222-282095||gate @ adm.iitkgp.ac.in|
|Zone-7||Chairperson, GATE Indian Institute of Technology Madras, Chennai 600 036||044-22578200||gate @ iitm.ac.in|
|Zone-8||Chairperson, GATE Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee, Roorkee 247 667||01332-284531||gate @ iitr.ac.in|
Ques. Is it mandatory to carry my GATE 2021 admit card to the exam center?
Ans. Yes. Without their GATE 2021 Admit Card, no candidate will be allowed to enter the examination hall. A coloured print out is preferred. Candidates are advised to take 2-3 printouts.
Ques. Will I be allowed to enter my GATE exam center if I only show the E-aadhaar on my mobile phone?
Ans. No, you need to carry the original hardcopy. Candidates are also advised to carry one photocopy of the ID proof.
Ques. Are there any new subjects added in GATE 2021?
Ans: Yes. Two new subjects have been added in GATE 2021 Syllabus. They are Environmental Science & Engineering (ES) and Humanities and Social Sciences (XH). The exam pattern of ES is similar to other papers but the pattern of XH is different. Read More
Ques. What is GATE 2021 Syllabus for CS?
Ans. The Syllabus for GATE 2021 CS is as follows
- Section1: Engineering Mathematics: Discrete Mathematics, Linear Algebra, Calculus, Probability and Statistics
- Section 2: Digital Logic
- Section 3: Computer Organization and Architecture
- Section 4: Programming and Data Structures
- Section 5: Algorithms
- Section 6: Theory of Computation
- Section 7: Compiler Design
- Section 8: Operating System
- Section 9: Databases
- Section 10: Computer Networks
Ques. What kind of aptitude questions are included in GATE 2021 Syllabus?
Ans. The general aptitude section in GATE 2021 Syllabus includes the following
- Verbal Aptitude, Basic English grammar: tenses, articles, adjectives, prepositions, conjunctions, verb-noun agreement, and other parts of speech.
- Basic vocabulary: words, idioms, and phrases in context Reading and comprehension, Narrative sequencing
- Quantitative Aptitude Data interpretation: data graphs (bar graphs, pie charts, and other graphs representing data), 2- and 3-dimensional plots, maps, and tables.
- Numerical computation and estimation: ratios, percentages, powers, exponents and logarithms, permutations and combinations, and series Mensuration and geometry Elementary statistics and probability
- Analytical Aptitude Logic: deduction and induction Analogy Numerical relations and reasoning
- Spatial Aptitude Transformation of shapes: translation, rotation, scaling, mirroring, assembling, and grouping Paper folding, cutting, and patterns in 2 and 3 dimensions.
Ques. What is the reason for making changes in GATE 2021 Syllabus? Are they looking for something new in the candidates through these changes?
Ans. The changes in GATE 2021 syllabus are primarily because of the new change in the GATE eligibility. As students in the 3rd year of their degree courses can now attempt the exam, the syllabus has been changed accordingly in order to accommodate their level of knowledge, so that they have a fair shot at the exam.
Ques. What happens if I had selected the EWS category during GATE 2021 registration, but then I fail to provide an EWS Certificate?
Ans. You will be allowed to write the exam. However, if at the time of admissions, you fail to provide the EWS certificate then your candidature will be cancelled. So, be very careful while filling in the details during GATE 2021 registration. You can, however, still go on to apply for admissions as a general category candidate.
Ques. Is the syllabus given in GATE 2021 official website enough to top the exam?
Ans. The syllabus on the official website covers everything that will be asked in the exam. However, there are some fundamental concepts you need to know to top not just GATE 2021 but also other entrance exams. These are not going to be listed explicitly in GATE 2021 official website.
Ques. Can I use one email address to fill multiple GATE 2021 application forms?
Ans. No, when you go through your GATE 2021 Application process, you provide your email address that will be then linked to your application. Hence, you can't use one email address to fill multiple application forms.
Ques. What do I do if my power/internet connection fails during GATE 2021 application process?
Ans. You can log back into the GOAPS website and fill the application form again.
Ques. What is the per subject GATE 2021 registration fees?
Ans. The fee per subject paper is given below, for two papers the amount of fee is twice that for a single paper.
|For Examination Centers in India||Regular Period (14th to 30thSept. 2020)||During the Extended Period (1st to 7th Oct 2020)|
|Female candidates (per paper)||750 INR||1250 INR|
|SC / ST / PwD* category candidates (per paper)||750 INR||1250 INR|
|All other candidates (per paper)||1500 INR||2000 INR |
Ques. Am I permitted to change my GATE 2021 examination center after the submission of my application form?
Ans. YES. Only after the last date for application submission, a request for the change of examination city will be entertained against additional payment till 13th November 2020. Any request after this date will NOT be considered.
Ques. How many GATE 2021 books should I refer to for preparation in each subject?
Ans. Two or three books are sufficient, depending on the subject. Start with one book and then if you have any doubts, then move on to some other book. However, students can watch some online videos and lectures also along with availing GATE 2021 online coaching classes. Must Read GATE 2021 Books
Ques. What are the required GATE 2021 signature size and photo dimensions for the application process?
Ans. Refer to the following table for the particulars about GATE 2021 documents required during registration:
|Particulars||Dimensions||Size and Other Specifications||Uploading of Documents|
|Passport size photograph in the white background||5 kb -200 kb||3.5 cm Width × 4.5 cm Height with 60% - 70% of Face Coverage Pixels Range from 240x320 – 480×640||In JPEG / JPG format|
|Signature in running handwriting||5 kb-200 kb||Area of signature must cover 70-80% of the image. Pixels Range from 80×280 – 160×560 Sign with black or dark blue colour ink only.|
Ques. Since GATE 2021 notification already came out, when can we expect the ONGC notification for recruitment through the exam?
Ans. PSU Recruitment through GATE 2021 is done by the individual organizations themselves and is not dependent on the exam conducting body of GATE. Thus, there is no direct connection between the official GATE 2021 notification and the individual PSU notifications for GATE. They will release their own schedules and eligibility criteria in their own time. Read PSUs Recruitment Through GATE
Ques. Will there be no more PSU recruitments through GATE in 2021 considering the current hiring scenario due to COVID?
Ans. While PSU recruitment through GATE was relatively low last year, this has nothing to do with the exam itself. The PSUs have their own exams, but they also still recruit through GATE just like before. The number of candidates hired is dependent on a lot of other variables such as the number of eligible candidates and the total number of vacancies each year.
Ques. Are there any changes in GATE 2021 Eligibility Criteria?
Ans: Yes. The authorities have introduced a lot of changes in GATE 2021 eligibility criteria. Now the candidates who are in the 3rd year of their graduation can also apply for the exam. Along with that candidates can sit for a maximum of 2 GATE Exams. Check GATE Eligibility 2021
Ques. I am a student of Arts final year. Am I eligible for applying for GATE?
Ans. Yes. You are eligible to apply for the exam. As per the new GATE Eligibility, arts and commerce candidates can also apply for the exam.
Ques. I have passed my graduation with 65% marks. Am I eligible for GATE 2021?
Ans. Yes. You can easily apply for the exam. There is no minimum percentage required to appear for the exam.
Ques. When will GATE 2021 registration process begin?
Ans. GATE 2021 Registration process started early this year, i.e. from September 11, 2020. You need to fill the GATE online form through the official website of GATE Online Application Processing System (GOAPS). After successful payment of the application fee, you will be considered registered for the exam.
Ques. What will be the payment mode for paying GATE 2021 application fee?
Ans. You can pay GATE application fee only through the online mode (debit card, credit card and net banking).
Ques. What is the procedure to check the status of GATE 2021 application submission?
Ans. You can check the status of your GATE 2021 application after successful submission through the official website of GOAPS.
Ques. What is the start date of GATE 2021 Form correction?
Ans. The form correction facility will start from Oct 28. The window was open for corrections till Nov 23, 2020.
Ques. What are the fields that I can correct when GATE 2021 online Form correction opens?
Ans. Only a few changes in some particular areas are allowed during GATE 2021 Form Correction. The details that can be corrected are-
- Change of Category
- Change of City
- Change of Exam paper
- Change of City is free and extra 500 fees need to be paid for change in Category and Exam Paper
Ques. How many times can I appear in GATE?
Ans. There is no limit to the number of GATE attempts. Candidates can appear for the exam as many times as they wish. Moreover, from this year, 3rd year candidates are also eligible for the exam.
Ques. Is there any GATE 2021 upper age limit?
Ans. No. There is no age limit for appearing in GATE 2021.
*The article might have information for the previous academic years, which will be updated soon subject to the notification issued by the University/College.