GATE 2021 Answer Key, Response Sheet, Question Papers

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    IIT Bombay will release GATE 2021 Answer keys in the month of Feb 2021 (tentatively). First, the institute will release the candidate's response keys then they will release the preliminary answer key. Based on that candidates will get an opportunity to raise the objections against answers by making a payment of INR 500 for each answer. 

    • The main purpose of releasing the answer keys for all 25 papers is to help candidates to get an idea of the number of correct & incorrect answers.
    • Candidates can also assess their marks in the examination according to the marking scheme of GATE 2021 Exam Pattern. 

    Candidates can download GATE 2021 answer key by visiting the official website and can calculate their scores by crosschecking the responses with the Official Answer Key. Till the declaration of result candidates can use their raw scores to check their rank using GATE Rank Predictor 

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    Important Dates of GATE 2021 Answer Key

    EventsDate (Tentative)
    Candidates Response keyFebruary 2021
    Release of Preliminary Answer KeyFebruary 2021
    Start Date to Raise Objection against Answer KeyLast week of February 2021
    Last Date to Raise Objection against Answer KeyLast week of February 2021
    Release of Final Answer KeyMarch 2021

    How to download GATE 2021 Answer Key?

    How to download GATE 2021 Answer Key?

    The steps to download the GATE 2021 Answer Keys are provided below:

    Step 1: Visit the official website of GOAPS 

    Step 2: Log in with your registered ID and password

    Step 3: Check and download GATE 2021 Answer Key

    Step 4: Also take a print out for future use

    GATE also releases the candidate’s response key a few days prior to the answer key. Candidates can compare their response key with the official answer key. This gives an opportunity for applicants to challenge the answer key if they believe that the correct option has not been mentioned. If the objections are found to be valid, then the official answer key will be revised.

    The final GATE Answer Key will be released in the month of March 2021. Candidates can send their representations against the answer key within the stipulated time period.

    How to Calculate Score Using GATE 2021 Answer Key?

    How to Calculate Score Using GATE 2021 Answer Key?

    The marking scheme of GATE 2021 will be different for different papers. All the papers cover a total of 65 questions of 100 marks.

    • For AE, AG, BT, CE, CH, CS, EC, EE, IN, ME, MN, MT, PE, PI, TF, and XE disciplines General Aptitude and Engineering Mathematics will cover 15% weight each (out of 100 marks) and the remaining 70% weight will be acquired by the subject paper.
    • For AR, CY, EY, GG, MA, PH, and XL disciplines General Aptitude will carry 15% weight out of 100 marks and the remaining 85% weight by subject paper.  Check GATE 2021 Exam Pattern
    • First of all, candidates need to tally their Response Sheet with the Answer Key.
    • Then make a list of correct and incorrect answers and provide the marks as the marking scheme mentioned in the points below.
    • No Negative marking for NAT questions. 
    • MCQs carrying 1 marks each, 1/3 marks would be deducted as a penalty of marking the wrong answer.
    • For questions carrying 2 marks, 2/3 marks would be deducted for marking an incorrect answer.

    Read More GATE 2021 Score Calculation

    How to raise objections against GATE 2021 Answer Key?

    How to raise objections against GATE 2021 Answer Key?

    In order to raise objections, candidates can follow the steps mentioned below:

    Step 1: Visit the official website of GOAPS

    Step 2: Login using the registered ID and password

    Step 3: Click on the link ‘GATE 2021 answer key’

    Step 4: Select the paper/discipline for which you had appeared.

    Step 5: Then Click on ‘raise objection’

    Step 6: Find the question number for which you want to raise an objection from the official answer key and also enter the question ID.

    Step 7: Pay the objection fee through the available method of payment.

    GATE Previous Year Answer Keys

    GATE Previous Year Answer Keys

    IIT Delhi had released the official final GATE Answer key for the year 2020 along with the question papers.

    • The main purpose of releasing the answer keys for all 25 papers is to help candidates to get an idea of the number of correct & incorrect answers.
    • Candidates can assess their marks in the examination according to the marking scheme provided in GATE Exam Pattern.
    • Candidates have to keep one thing in mind that there are no negative marking applicable for Numerical Answer Type (NAT) questions, it will only be applicable for the multiple-choice questions (MCQ).  

    Candidates can download the GATE Answer keys for the year 2020 from the links given in the table below:

    Paper/SubjectGATE Question PaperGATE Answer KeyGATE Final Answer Keys
    Mechanical Engineering

    Download(Slot 1)

    Download(Slot 2)

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    Download(Slot 2)

    Download (Slot 1)

    Download (Slot 2)

    Instrumentation EngineeringDownloadDownloadDownload
    Electronics and Communication EngineeringDownloadDownloadDownload
    Civil Engineering

    Download(Slot 1)

    Download (Slot 2)

    Download(Slot 1)

    Download(Slot 2)

    Download (Slot 1)

    Download (Slot 2)

    Computer Science and Information TechnologyDownloadDownloadDownload
    Electrical EngineeringDownloadDownloadDownload
    Aerospace EngineeringDownloadDownloadDownload
    Agricultural EngineeringDownloadDownloadDownload
    Architecture and PlanningDownloadDownloadDownload
    Bio-Medical EngineeringDownloadDownloadDownload
    BiotechnologyDownloadDownloadDownload
    Chemical EngineeringDownloadDownloadDownload
    ChemistryDownloadDownloadDownload
    Ecology and EvolutionDownloadDownloadDownload
    Geology and GeophysicsDownloadDownloadDownload
    MathematicsDownloadDownloadDownload
    Mining EngineeringDownloadDownloadDownload
    Metallurgical EngineeringDownloadDownloadDownload
    Petroleum EngineeringDownloadDownloadDownload
    PhysicsDownloadDownloadDownload
    Production and Industrial EngineeringDownloadDownloadDownload
    StatisticsDownloadDownloadDownload
    Textile Engineering and Fibre ScienceDownloadDownloadDownload
    Engineering ScienceDownloadDownloadDownload
    Life ScienceDownloadDownloadDownload

    GATE Previous Year Unofficial Answer Key 

    Candidates can check the answer keys provided by The GATE Academy for the year 2020:

    Paper/SubjectGATE Answer Key
    Mechanical EngineeringClick Here
    Instrumentation EngineeringClick Here
    Electronics and Communication EngineeringClick Here
    Aerospace EngineeringClick Here
    BiotechnologyClick Here
    Civil EngineeringClick Here
    Chemical EngineeringClick Here
    Computer Science and Information TechnologyClick Here
    ChemistryClick Here
    Electrical EngineeringClick Here
    PhysicsClick Here
    Engineering ScienceClick Here
    Life ScienceClick Here

    Frequently Asked Questions

    GATE 2021 Answer Key FAQs

    Ques: Where can I download GATE 2021 Answer Keys and Questions Paper?

    Ans: Candidates need to visit the official website to download the answer keys along with the question papers. The authorities will release the answer keys 10 days after the conclusion of the exam. Candidates can match their response keys with the released answer keys to know the number of correct and incorrect questions. Candidates can also challenge the answer key and can raise objections. 

    Ques: In how many days can I expect the official answer key for GATE 2021 to be released?

    Ans: IIT will release the official answer key 10 days after the conclusion of the exam. Candidates can expect it to be released on or after Feb 2021. Candidates will be able to access the official answer key of  GATE 2021  by visiting the official website. Candidates can compare the answer key to their personal response sheet.

    Ques: Will I be able to challenge GATE 2021 Answer Key?

    Ans: Yes. All the candidates who wish to challenge the answer key can do it by making an online payment of INR 500 within a time period provided by the authorities. In order to raise objections, candidates can follow the steps mentioned below:

    Step 1: Visit the official website of GOAPS

    Step 2: Login using the registered ID and password

    Step 3: Click on the link ‘GATE 2021 answer key’

    Step 4: Select the paper/discipline for which you had appeared.

    Step 5: Then Click on ‘raise objection’

    Step 6: Find the question number for which you want to raise an objection from the official answer key and also enter the question ID.

    Step 7: Pay the objection fee through the available method of payment.

    Ques: What is the procedure to download GATE 2021 Answer Keys?

    Ans: The steps to download the GATE 2021 Answer Keys are provided below:

    Step 1: Visit the official website of GOAPS

    Step 2: Log in with your registered ID and password

    Step 3: Check and download GATE 2021 Answer Key

    Step 4: Also take a print out for future use

    *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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