GATE 2021 Exam Dates (Announced): Check Paper Schedule by IIT Bombay

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    GATE 2021 Exam Dates have been announced by IIT Bombay Director, Deepankar Chaudhary. The exam will be conducted over February 5-7 & 12-14, 2021. Considering the current situation of COVID-19 the exam dates for this year have been spread over a longer period in comparison to last year. 

    • GATE 2021 Registration Process has started early i.e from September 11 instead of 14. The last date to apply the form is still September 13, 2020. 
    • GATE 2021 Admit Cards will be available from January 8, 2021 at the official website i.e. Read More
    • Along with the announcement of exam dates, IIT Bombay has relaxed the eligibility criteria and introduced two new disciplines in GATE 2021. Read More
    • Depending on the total number of applicants for each discipline GATE 2021 examination schedule will be divided into slots. Usually, Civil and Mechanical Engineering papers are conducted in 2 slots because the maximum number of candidates who appear for the exam are from these two streams. 

    The exam is conducted with the cooperation of the seven Indian Institutes of Technologies (IITs) at Roorkee, Delhi, Guwahati, Kanpur, Kharagpur, Chennai, and Mumbai along with Indian Institute of Science (IISc). Moreover, GATE  is also recognized by various institutes outside India. Apart from admissions in M.Tech/PhD courses, GATE scores are used by various Public Sector Undertakings or PSUs to recruit engineers for executive posts. More than 50 PSUs including IOCL, ONGC, NTPC will recruit eligible applicants through GATE 2021.  Check PSU Recruitment through GATE

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    GATE 2021 Exam Dates

    GATE 2021 Exam Dates

    GATE 2021 Exam dates are mentioned in the table below: 

    GATE 2021Dates
    Exam date (Announced)February 5-7 & February 12-14, 2021

    GATE 2021 Registration Dates

    GATE 2021 Registration Dates

    As per the schedule of previous year GATE 2021 registration could start in the month of September. The authorities have already announced the examination dates and it is expected that official brochure coating all the important related to exam like dates, syllabus, pattern, etc will be released in the month of August 2020. 

    GATE 2021 EventsDates 
    GATE 2021 Registration windowSeptember 11, 2020 (Started)
    Last date to fill the Application formSeptember 30, 2020
    Extended date for submitting the online application formOctober 7, 2020
    Last Date for change of category, paper and examination cityNovember 13, 2020
    Issue of GATE Admit card January 8, 2021

    GATE 2021 Result Dates

    GATE 2021 Important Dates for Result

    After the evaluation of GATE examination papers, GATE 2021 Result will be declared at the GOAPS website. GATE Scorecard will be available for the qualified candidates after the declaration of result. IITs, IISc Bangalore, NITs, and other institutes have their own counselling and admission procedure for M.Tech. admissions. The admission is entirely based on GATE scores. 

    The tentative dates related to Result:

    EventDate (Tentative)
    Official Answer key releasing10 days after the exam
    Declaration of GATE ResultMarch 22, 2021
    GATE 2021 Scorecard will be available for download from One week after the declaration of results

    NOTE: GATE Scorecard is valid for a period of 3 years from the date of announcement of results. In case, a candidate forgets to download scorecard or lose it, it can be retrieved by paying a fee of INR 500 for obtaining the same. Read More

    GATE 2021 CCMT Schedule

    GATE CCMT Counselling Schedule

    The expected CCMT Counselling procedure schedule will give the GATE applicants a fair idea about the CCMT 2021 Counselling Process if they are planning to apply for admission to M.Tech. / M.Plan. Courses at any of the NITs. Please note that these dates are tentative and for the preparation of the candidates for the counselling process-

    • Availability of the Information Brochure: April 2021
    • Start of CCMT 2020 online applications: April 2021
    • Last Date for Payment by NEFT:  May 2021
    • Last date for Online fee payment: May 2021
    • Last Date for Choice Filling: May 2021
    • Round 1 of Seat Allotment: May 2021
    • Round 2 of Seat Allotment: June 2021
    • Round 3 of Seat Allotment: June 2021

    However, in 2020 session the dates of counselling have been stretched from June to July due to the outbreak of COVID-19. So candidates can expect the change in the counselling dates of the upcoming session also. 

    GATE 2021 COAP Schedule

    Schedule for IIT Admissions Through GATE 2021

    For admission in IITs, you have to register at the COAP portal and also you have to register for respective IITs in which you are interested and would like to have an admission. The registration dates of all the IITs will be different and you to check all the important dates by visiting their official websites. Till the release of original dates, you can go through the tentative schedule to get an idea about the start date of the process. 

    Name of InstituteApplication Starting Date (tentative)Last Date for Applying (tentative)
    IIT BombayFebruary 2021March 2021
    IIT DelhiFebruary 2021March 2021
    IIT GuwahatiMarch 2021April 2021
    IIT KanpurMarch 2021April 2021
    IIT KharagpurMarch 2021April 2021
    IIT MadrasMarch 2021April 2021
    IIT RoorkeeMarch 2021April 2021
    IIT BhubaneshwarMarch 2021April 2021
    IIT GandhinagarMarch 2021April 2021
    IIT HyderabadMarch 2021April 2021
    IIT IndoreMarch 2021April 2021
    IIT MandiMarch 2021April 2021
    IIT PatnaMarch 2021April 2021
    IIT JodhpurApril 2021April 2021
    IIT RoparApril 2021April 2021
    IIT Varanasi (BHU)March 2021April 2021
    IISc BangaloreApril 2021May 2021
    IIT DhanbadApril 2021May 2021

    GATE 2021 Exam Schedule

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    GATE 2021 Exam Schedule

    Candidates can take GATE according to their Paper Code only. As over 10 lacs applicants appear for GATE, therefore the exam will be scheduled in two sessions- morning and afternoon. The following table represents the tentative schedule of GATE along with the paper codes- 

    Date SessionTime (IST)Test Paper Codes
    Feb 5, 202019:30 – 12:30 To be announced soon
    214:30 – 17:30
    Feb 6, 202039:30 – 12:30 
    414:30 – 17:30 
    Feb 7, 202059:30 – 12:30 
    614:30 – 17:30 
    Feb 12, 202079:30 – 12:30 
    814:30 – 17:30 
    Feb 13, 202099:30 – 12:30 
    1014:30 – 17:30 
    Feb 14, 2020119:30 – 12:30 
    129:30 – 12:30

    Check GATE Subject Wise Paper Analysis

    Frequenlty Asked Questions

    GATE 2021 Exam Dates FAQs

    Ques: What is the last date to apply for GATE exam?

    Ans: The last date to apply for GATE 2021 is September 30, 2020. The Extended date for submitting the online application form by making a late fee payment is October 7, 2020. 

    Ques: I am a graduate from CSE branch. I have applied for GATE exam, from when can I download the admit card of the same?

    Ans: GATE Admit Card will be available to download from January 8, 2021 in online mode. Candidates can download the same by visiting the official website. Credentials like enrollment ID and password will be needed to download the hall ticket. Candidates are advised to check their admit cards for any discrepancies and if there is any then they can report it to their zonal authorities.

    Ques: What is the exam dates of GATE 2021? 

    Ans: GATE 2021 will be conducted over February 5-7 and February 12-14. The exam will be conducted in 2 slots that is morning and evening. All the information related to the exam center, date and timings will be mentioned on your admit card. 

    Ques: When will GATE 2021 result declare?

    Ans: GATE 2020 result will declare on March 22, 2021. And scorecard for the same will be available in the month of March 2021. Only GATE qualifying candidates will be able to download there scorecard. The score will be valid for 3 years.

    Ques: When will admission through GATE exam commence?

    Ans: There is no common counselling for GATE exam. Students may directly apply for the admission in different institutions through COAP. And the admission process will commence in the month of July 2021. 

    Ques: What is CCMT Counselling? When it will commence?

    Ans: GATE CCMT Counselling is centralised counselling for M.Tech/M.Arch/M.Plan program offered by institutes like NITs, IIITs, and CFTIs. Registration for CCMT Counselling will commence in the month of April 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


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    Sumith Kumar S P A

    i completed my BE im 2016 can i apply for exams for 2021??

    03 Jun, 2020 10:10
    Shobhna Chaturvedi

    Hi Sumith, sorry but you are not eligible for this exam.

    03 Jun, 2020 10:14
    srinivas P

    i'm completed in my in 2019 march can i know which documents are required for to write gate exam enter the examination hall

    07 Dec, 2019 18:20
    Shobhna Chaturvedi

    Hi Srinivas, following is the list if the documents that candidate needs to take to exam center on day of exam:

    1. GATE Admit Card
    2. Passport Sized photograph
    3. One Original ID Proof

    09 Dec, 2019 16:36

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