NATIONAL LEVEL ONLINE TEST
Graduate Aptitude Test, GATE is Nation Level Exam conducted every year. Candidates who qualify the cutoff scores will become eligible to get admission in M.Tech programs by IITs, NITs, IIITs, GFTIs, and STIs. The minimum eligibility criteria to apply for GATE 2021 is that candidates must hold a Bachelor’s Degree from a recognized university/institute. Check GATE 2021 Eligibility Criteria.
GATE 2021 will be held in online mode and the duration of the exam will be 3 hours. Biomedical Engineering is a new addition to the core subjects or papers of GATE. You can only select 1 paper out of 25 papers/subjects offered by GATE 2021. All the papers of GATE 2021 will have 65 questions worth 100 marks. Check GATE 2021 Exam Pattern
GATE 2021 Registration is expected to start from September 2021. During the time of registration candidtaes have to refister online by visiting the official website. Moreover, the validity of GATE score is 3 years and various PSUs (Public Sector Units) also accept GATE score for their recruitment process.
With the idea of an exam overview, it becomes very easy for candidates to prepare for the exam. Candidates who are willing to appear for GATE 2021 can start their preparations for GATE from today. A few details like exam mode, pattern, marking scheme, etc are mentioned below:
|Exam||GATE 2021 (Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering)|
|Level of Exam||All India Level|
|Conducting Authority||7 IITs and IISc, Banglore on Rotational basis.|
|Exam Mode||Computer-Based Mode|
|Number of Papers||25 Papers (Biomedical Engineering is newly added)|
|Number of Test Takers||More than 8 Lakhs (Expected)|
Candidates planning to appear for GATE 2021 can go through the tentative schedule. This schedule will help you with planning some preparation strategies for the exam. Below given are the important dates for the exam.
|GATE 2021 Events||Dates (Tentative)|
|GATE 2021 Registration window||September - October 2020|
|GATE Application Form Correction Window||Last week of October 2020|
|Last Date for Requesting Change of Examination City||3rd week of November 2020|
|Issue of GATE Admit card||1st week of January 2021|
|Exam date||1st week of February 2021|
|Official Answer key releasing||10 days after the exam|
|Result declaration||2nd week of March 2021|
|Publishing of Scorecard||One week after the declaration of results|
|Start of counseling cum admission process||April 2021|
While preparing for GATE 2021, candidates always need some effective strategy and planning for preparation. To help and guide you in this regards below is the list of some effective preparation tips for aspirants:
Following these tips, an aspirant can smoothly clear the GATE exam in one go. Keep faith in yourself and don’t get de-motivated during the course of preparation. Check GATE Paper – wise Preparation Tips
GATE is not an easy examination to crack. Hence, lakhs of students every year knock doors of Coaching Institutes nationwide. Here, we provide you with a list of some prominent GATE Coaching Institutes in India. Branches of these institutes are present in almost all major cities. Also their online channels carry great weightage and have become and easy accessible tool to attend classes.
44 - A/1, Kalu Sarai, Near Hauz Khas Metro Station, New Delhi - 110016 Contact: 011-45124612, 09958995830, 09810541651 Email: email@example.com
THE GATE ACADEMY
THE GATE ACADEMY PVT. LTD. # 627/23, S S PLAZA (4th Floor), 10th 'D' Main Road, 30th Cross, Jayanagar 4th Block, Bangalore - 560011 Phone: 080-40611000 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
100-102 Ram Nagar, Bambala Pulia, Pratap Nagar, Jaipur 302033 Phone No: +91-7737040911, +91-8094441999
Brilliant Learning Solutions Pvt Ltd. Chennai Phone : 044 -4851 5113 Mobile : +91 9500001876 Mobile : +91 8939188133Email email@example.com
ACE Engineering Academy
ACE Engineering Academy, # 63, FNS House, Beside Oriental Bank of Commerce, Near Hauz Khas Metro Station, Kalu Sarai, New Delhi-110016. Help Line: 7838971777 (Call or whatsapp) E-Mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
408, 4th Floor, Saptagiri Towers, 1-10-75/1/1 to 6, Above Pantaloons Showroom, S.P Road, Hyderabad – 500016 Student Support Centre : 040 44664244 (10 am to 7 pm), Gdrive Technical Helpline:: 040 40171251 (1 pm to 8 pm), Email : email@example.com
|Quantitative Aptitude||R.S. Aggarwal|
|Verbal Reasoning||R.S. Aggarwal|
|Non-Verbal Reasoning||R.S. Aggarwal|
|Previous years GATE paper (solved)||Arihant Publications|
Candidates preparing for GATE 2021 should know about the eligibility criteria for the same. The eligibility criteria will help all the candidates to know about their suitability before filling the online application form. You have to keep one thing in mind that if you are not fulfilling the mentioned eligibility criteria then there are chances of disqualification from the exam during any subsequent stage.
The detailed eligibility criteria for the exam are listed below for your reference is mentioned below:
|Qualifying Degree||Degree Description||Eligible Candidates|
|B.E./ B.Tech./ B.Pharm.||4 years of study after 10+2 or 3 years of study after the Diploma course||Currently studying in the final year or have already graduated. Candidates graduating after 2021 will not be allowed.|
|B. Arch.||5 years of study after 10+2||Currently studying in the final year or have already graduated. Candidates graduating after 2021 will not be allowed.|
|B.Sc.(Research)/ B.S.||Post-graduation/ 4 years of study after 10+2||Currently studying in the final year or have already graduated. Candidates graduating after 2021 will not be allowed.|
|M. Sc./ M.A./MCA or equivalent||Holding a master’s degree in Science/Mathematics/Statistics/ Computer Applications or any such equivalent subject.|
|Int. M.E./ M.Tech. (Post-B.Sc.)||4 years of the study program in Integrated Master’s degree programs(Engineering/Technology)||Currently studying in the 2nd, 3rd or 4th year or have already graduated|
|Int. M.E./ M.Tech. or Dual Degree(after Diploma or 10+2)||5 years of study program in Integrated Master’s degree programs(Engineering/Technology) or any dual-degree course||Currently studying in the 4th or 5th year or have already graduated.|
GATE 2021 Application Form are expected to be available from September 2021. GATE Registration is an online process. Candidates are supposed to apply and pay the application fees online. The official website for GATE 2021 is – gate.iitd.ac.in.
You can access the application form through the GATE Online Application Processing System. To fill the form online, all the candidates are supposed to follow the steps as given below:
|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|
GATE 2021 application fee (expected) has been mentioned in the table given below:
For Indian Exam Centers-
|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|
GATE aspirants will be provided the facility to make corrections (if any) in the application form for a particular period of time. The official notification for GATE Application Form Correction will be released by the conducting body and after that, you can do the corrections. Only a few changes in some particular areas are allowed. The details that can be corrected are-
There will be a certain amount charged for application form correction. The expected fee that could be charged for GATE 2021 Form Correction is given below:
|For Candidates in India||For Candidates Outside India|
|Change request in exam city within India||Rs. 400||Exam city request outside India||Rs. 740|
|Change request in exam city outside India (Addis Ababa, Colombo, Dhaka, and Kathmandu)||Rs. 3550||Exam city change request from Addis Ababa, Colombo, Dhaka & Kathmandu to Dubai or Singapore||Rs. 4290|
|Change request in exam city outside India (Singapore and Dubai )||Rs. 7100|
Division of Marks:
Tabled below is the GATE 2021 Exam Pattern for the reference of the candidates:
|Mode of Exam||Online|
|Type & Number of Questions asked||65 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 marker) and 2/3rd (For 2 marker) marks to be deducted for a wrong answer. No negative marking for Numerical Type Answers (NTA).|
|Total marks allotted||100|
|Total time allotted||3 Hours (180 Minutes)|
Engineering Mathematics would not be a part of the GATE 2021 for some of the disciplines. These disciplines are
In these disciplines, the General aptitude portion would comprise of 15% marks and the rest 85% would be for the core subject.
The syllabus for GATE 2021 will be the same as your graduation level syllabus for each respective discipline. Only for the general aptitude part that is 15% will have a common syllabus and common for all 25 papers. Moreover, for some of the discipline engineering mathematics will be a compulsory section.
IIT Bombay will release GATE 2021 in an online mode along with official notification in the month of August 2020. Candidates will be able to check the syllabus of all the 25 papers. GATE 2021 syllabus will have all the topics from where questions will be asked in the final paper. Check GATE 2021 Syllabus for all 25 Papers
Following topics will be covered under the General Aptitude section which is common for all 25 disciplines:
GATE Admit Card download will from the 1st week of January 2021 (tentative). After the release of GATE 2021 Admit Card you can download it by following the simple steps:
Step 1: Visit the official website gate.iitd.ac.in
Step 2: Enter your GATE Enrollment ID and Password and click Submit.
Step 3: Click on the link available to download the GATE Admit Card
Step 4: Download and take a colored printout of the document
Step 5: Check for any discrepancies, if any.
Along with your GATE admit card, you have to carry one valid Photo Id proof to prove your identity.
NOTE: In case of any discrepancy in your admit card, you must report it to the authorities.
GATE 2021 exam will be conducted in various cities across the country as well as abroad. GATE is conducted outside India mainly in the locations Dubai, Singapore, Colombo, Dhaka, Addis Ababa, and Kathmandu.
Check GATE 2021 Exam Centers
GATE 2021 results are expected to be released by March 2021. The students can view their results from the GOAPS portal. The softcopy of the result can be downloaded from the official portal. Only the students who have acquired the qualification score will be able to download their scorecards.
The actual marks will be used to calculate the normalized score which will be used for the further evaluation process and the preparation of the merit list. The GATE score will be calculated based on the mentioned formula:
M =marks acquired by the candidates( In case of single session papers, the actual marks will be considered while in case of multi-session papers, the normalized marks will be considered.
Mq = cut-off marks for the general category candidates
Mt = Average of the top 10% of the candidates who appeared for the examination in that particular paper.
Sq = 350 which is the score assigned to Mq
St = 900 which is the score assigned to Mt
M will be either 25 or the sum of the average or standard deviation of the marks obtained by the students, whichever is higher.
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Candidates should know about GATE qualifying Cut Off and GATE Admission Cut Off:
Parameters to decide the GATE 2021 cut-off are:
GATE cut off of the previous year is mentioned below in the table. This cut off will help candidates in getting an idea about the range of marks that they need to score in their respective subjects. Check GATE Cut off
|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)||25.0||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||19.0|
|Electronics & Communication Engineering (EC)||28.8||25.9||19.2|
|Electrical Engineering (EE)||33.4||30.0||22.2|
|Ecology & Evolution (EY)||42.2||37.9||28.1|
|Instrumentation Engineering (IN)||34.6||31.1||23.0|
|Mechanical Engineering (ME)||34.0||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)||26.0||23.4||17.3|
|Life Sciences (XL)||31.7||28.5||21.1|
GATE Counselling process is carried out by COAP and CCMT every year. After the results have been declared, the students will have to apply for counselling. To apply for counselling, the students will have to pay a registration fee.
Ques: Who decides the GATE cut-off?
Ans: Every year, the GATE examination is conducted by one of the seven IITs or IISc Bangalore. So, the institute, who is in charge of conducting the examination, will set the cut-off. The cut-off may vary from each to year. It mainly depends on the difficulty level of the question paper.
Ques: Is the GATE cut-off the same for all institutes?
Ans: The GATE cut-off may vary according to the institute. Some institutes have relatively higher cut-off than other institutes. The cut-off score of the institute mostly depends on the total number of candidates appearing for the examination in that particular year and the availability of seats. The IITs have higher cut-offs than other institutes.
Ques: Can I change my GATE examination city?
Ans: Yes, the candidates will be given a chance to change their city of examination. However, this can only be possible after the last date of submission of application forms. The candidates will be notified about this on the GOAPS website. They can log in to their portal and change the city of examination.
Ques: Will the students be provided with a rough sheet?
Ans: Yes, the candidates will be provided with a scribble pad for rough work and calculations. After the examination is over, the students will have to hand over the sheets to the examiner before leaving the examination hall. The students are advised to write their roll numbers and their names on the rough sheets before submitting them to the examiner.
Ques: Can I leave the examination hall during the examination?
Ans: No, the students will not be allowed to leave their seat during the examination. They can only leave the hall after the completion of the examination. So, the students are advised to visit the washroom prior to the commencement of the examination. If the student does not feel well, he/she must report to the invigilator immediately.
Ques: What are the things which I can carry to the examination hall?
Ans: The only things that are allowed inside the examination all are a pen, the hall ticket, and the photo ID. No other item will be permitted to the examination hall. Students will not be allowed inside the hall if they are carrying any kind of electronic gadgets like mobile phones, watch or calculator.
Ques: Will the examination center take responsibility for my personal items while I give my examination?
Ans: No, there will not be any separate arrangements for the safe-keeping of a candidate’s personal belongings. They will have to keep their personal items outside the examination hall at their own risk. In case the items are misplaced, the examination center will not be held responsible.
Ques: How do I download my admit cards?
Ans: The candidates can download their admit cards from the official website of GOAPS after the admit cards have been released by the authorizing institute. The admit cards will not be individually mailed to the candidates. On the day of the examination, the students must carry a print out of their admit card along with them.
Ques: Is a soft copy of the admit card allowed?
Ans: No, a candidate carrying a soft copy of their admit card in their mobiles or pen drive will not be allowed to enter the examination hall. In order to sit for the examination, it is mandatory for the candidates to present a hard copy of the admit card to the invigilators. Otherwise, they won’t be able to give the examination.
Ques: Is the GATE application fee refundable?
Ans: The GATE application cannot be claimed back. Once you have submitted your application form, you will not get any refund no matter what your reason is. However, if excess money has been drawn from your account due to any technical reasons, then the money will be automatically transferred to your bank account.
Ques:In how much time can I prepare for GATE examination?
Ans: You can easily crack GATE exam with a good rank if you give a consistent and determined effort for 6 months to 1 year, even when you are starting fresh.All you need to do is to stick to the syllabus and be clear with concepts and practice a lot of questions.
*The article might have information for the previous academic years, which will be updated soon subject to the notification issued by the University/College
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