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GATE LOGIN: What is GATE 2021 Login Used For?

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IIT Bombay has opened GATE 2021 Login window on September 11, 2020. Candidates can complete their registration process till Sep 30. GATE tests the candidates on their respective engineering discipline as well as the analytical and decision-making abilities. 

  • GOAPS is an online platform where candidates can create their GATE Login Id and password. After that, candidates have to register themselves online and the registration process includes providing the mandatory details, uploading of documents, payment of fees, etc. Check GATE 2020 Application Process
  • Only eligible candidates can apply for the exam. All the candidates are advised to check the revised eligibility criteria before applying for the exam. 
  • This year two new subjects have also been added in the list of GATE papers. Moreover, candidates are eligible to appear for a maximum of 2 papers in GATE 2021. Also, the exam pattern has been revised with some changes in the distribution of marks, etc. 

Once GATE Login Id is created and the application is submitted successfully, candidates will be able to download their admit card on January 8, 2020. The examinations centers are spread in different cities across the country and also in six different cities outside India. More information related to GATE login and its uses is provided below in the article.

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GATE Login 2021 Highlights


GATE 2021 (Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering)

Level of Exam

All India Level

Conducting Authority

7 IITs and IISc, Banglore on Rotational basis

GATE 2021 – Conducted by IIT Bombay

Application Mode


Exam Mode

Computer-Based Mode

Number of Papers

27 Papers

Number of Test Takers

Approximately 8,58,030 (Previous Year)

GATE Online Application Processing System (GOAPS)

The online application processing system or (GOAPS) is known as the GATE login. IIT Bombay, the conducting institute of GATE 2021 has opened the online application for the registration on September 11, 2020. All the processes of application and another related process will be done online through the online application processing system of GATE.

GATE 2021 Login Important Dates

Important Dates fo GATE 2021

GATE 2021 Events Dates 
GATE 2021 Registration window September 11, 2020
Last date to fill the Application form September 30,  2020
Extended date for submitting the online application form October 7, 2020
Last Date for change of category, paper and examination city November 13, 2020
Issue of GATE Admit card  January 8, 2021
Exam date  February 5-7 & February 12-14, 2021
Official Answer key releasing 10 days after the exam
Result declaration March 22, 2021
Publishing of Scorecard One week after the declaration of results
Start of counseling cum admission process April 2021

What is GATE 2021 Login used for?

What is GATE 2021 Login Used For?

GOAPS is a candidate login which is used for all the major details:

  • For GATE 2021 Registration

  • For Filling of GATE 2021 Application Form

  • For Downloading GATE 2021 Admit Card

  • For Checking GATE 2021 response sheets and GATE 2021 answer key

  • For Checking GATE 2021 Result

  • For Downloading GATE 2021 scorecard

How to create GATE 2021 Login?

How to create GATE 2021 Login?

Students who are planning to apply for GATE 2021 have to first register or login to the GOAPS portal. Students will require a valid email ID, mobile number for registration. The detailed step by step procedure to register is as follows

Step 1 - Open the official website of GATE 2021

Step 2 - Click on the “New Candidate Registration” link

Step 3 - Enter the required information

Step 4 - Create a password of your choice

Step 5 - Click on Submit button to complete the registration process

After the completion of registration, students will receive an email in their registered email ID and a message in their mobile about GATE registration or login enrollment ID/number and password. Students must keep the email and message safe till the completion of the complete process related to GATE.

GATE Login Enrollment ID and Password

GOAPS Enrollment ID: 

  • Each and every candidate appearing for GOAPS will be provided with an Enrollment ID. 

  • After registration, an e-mail containing the GOAPS Enrollment ID will be sent to the candidate. 

  • This Enrollment ID will be used as the reference ID for all future communication.

GOAPS Password: 

  • The candidate has to choose a strong password during the Enrollment. 

  • This password must be remembered along with the GOAPS Enrollment ID to login to the portal.

  • It is strongly recommended to choose a password that cannot be guessed and cracked easily. Keep your password information safe, secure, and confidential.

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Filling the Online Application Form using GATE 2021 Login 

Candidates are advised to keep the following ready before they fill the application form:-

Personal information:

  • Name, date of birth, personal mobile number, email ID parent’s name, parent’s mobile number, etc.

  • Postal Address for Communication (including PIN code)

  • Degree details.

  • College address

  • PIN code of college

  • GATE paper.

  • Choice of GATE examination cities

  • Scanned image of your photograph

  • Scanned image of your signature

  • Scanned copy of the Eligibility Document.

  • Scanned copy of the Category Certificate.

  • Details of ID Proof

  • Bank details for application fees.


  • You must scan a color recently taken passport size photo with a white or a light color.

  • Size of the photograph (3.5 cm (Width) x 4.5 cm (Height).

  • The file format should be in JPEG only.

  • The maximum dimensions can be 480 x 640 pixels (0.3 Megapixels)

  • The minimum dimensions can be 240 x 320 pixels.

  • The face should not be hidden by the hair of the head

  • Candidates wearing spectacles should remove the spectacles and take the photograph to avoid any red glares.

Signature Specifications:

  • Sign with black or dark blue ink pen only.

  • The signature is not in CAPITAL letters

  • Scan the signature by using a professional scanner.

  • Only JPEG image format will be accepted.

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Documents to be uploaded by International Candidates

  1. Personal information.

  2. Address (including PIN code)

  3. Details of the Eligibility degree.

  4. College name and address.

  5. GATE paper (subject).

  6. Scanned copy of the photograph as mentioned above.

  7. Scanned copy of the signature as mentioned.

  8. Scanned copy of the Eligibility Certificate.

  9. Details of the valid Photo.

  10. Details for Net-banking- debit or credit card for payment.

How to Fill GATE 2021 Application?

GATE 2021 Online Application - Steps to Fill 

You can check the step by step procedure to fill the GATE online application form below:

Step 1 - Registration: Register for GATE by entering the following details-

  • First Name

  • Middle Name

  • Surname

  • Name of the Candidate

After confirming your above details, the following details had to be added:

  • Email Address

  • Confirm Email Address

  • Country of Residence

  • Mobile Number

  • Password

  • Confirm Password

  • Captcha

Click on submit after you successfully complete the details. Registration, an e-mail containing your Enrollment ID will be sent to your email ID and also through an SMS. This will be the reference ID for all future communication. Also, an OTP will also be sent for verification of the mobile number

Step 2 - Login after registration

  • Enter the Enrolment ID sent in the mail of Registered Email ID as well as the password set to log in. 

  • Use the details and proceed to fill the GATE application form.

  • To proceed to fill the application form of GATE, you will have to accept the declaration.

Step 3 - Filling the details in the GATE 2021 application form

Fill in the details as required or asked in each section.The details to be filled in this section are mentioned below. Kindly ensure that you follow the steps carefully:

  • GATE paper, you wish to appear for

  • Choice of Examination CITY.

  • Next, choose three exam cities.

  • Applicant's Personal Details - Ensure that the details match those in the degree as that will be used for verification. Any small mistake can lead to rejection of your application form.

The following details will be automatically filled. It will be filled by the system on the basis of your registration details:

  • Enrolment ID

  • Name of candidate

  • Email ID

  • Mobile No

The other details to be filled are:

  • Date of Birth, Gender, Name of Parent/Guardian, Mobile No of Parent/Guardian, Nationality, Category

  • ID Proof, ID Proof Number

  • Name of Parent/Guardian

  • Country of Residence of Parent/Guardian

  • Mobile Number of Parent/Guardian

Correspondence Address:

  • Address line 1

  • Address line 2 (Optional)

  • Address line 3 (Optional)

  • Correspondence Address City/Town

  • PIN Code

  • Country

  • State/Union Territory

Qualifying Degree Details: 

All details related to the academic qualifications and degree has to be entered.

  • Institute Registration/Roll No

  • Qualifying Degree.

  • The discipline of choosing the Qualifying Degree: Click on "Other" if the qualifying degree was done outside India.

  • Year of qualifying degree

  • State/Union Territory

  • City/Town

  • College/University Name

  • PIN Code: PIN code of college to be entered.

Step 4: Upload Documents

  • The scanned photograph, signature as well as the documents asked will have to be uploaded after this. 

  • After successfully uploading, it is advisable to save and view the application form before submitting it so that you can edit the information in case of any mistake.

Step 5: Payment of Application Fees

Candidate Category

Application Fee

Male/General/OBC and Other

1200 INR

SC/ST/ Pwd and Women

750 INR

International Students from Addis Ababa, Colombo, Dhaka and Kathmandu

US Dollars 50

International Students from Dubai and Singapore centres

US Dollars 100

  • Payment Mode: Online payment can be made only through Net Banking or Debit/Credit Cards. Additional bank charges may be applicable.

  • Printing the GATE application form and checking Application Status - On successful payment, you can successfully print your GATE application form. 

  • In case of any mistakes or errors, the candidates will be sent an SMS and Email to intimate you about the same and its rectification. 

  • You can always log in to GOAPS anytime to print your application form.

Know More GATE 2021 Registration Process

Forgot GATE 2021 Login Details?

What to Do If Forgot GATE 2021 Login Details?

In case the candidates have misplaced or have forgotten their login, they need to get them back. To do so they need to follow the steps that are mentioned below:

  • Click on the link that will be available on the official website written as forgot password.

  • Next, on the open window, the candidates will have to now click on the link that says “forgot enrollment ID or password” as shown

  • After that, the following window will automatically open after you click. Check on the suitable option and get the details back.

Once the process is done the candidates get an auto-generated enrollment Id over their registered email ID. The candidates can now use the newly generated ID and password and further use it to log in and access all other things under the login. 

GATE 2021 Login for Admit Card

Download Admit Card Using GATE 2021 Login

GATE 2021 Admit Card is a necessary document to carry along with valid ID proof on exam day. The details of GATE 2021 Exam Centers, exam date, timings, etc will be mentioned on your admit card. In case of any discrepancies in the admit card, candidates can contact their zonal IIT for rectification.

Steps to download GATE Admit Card are:

Step 1: Visit the official website of GATE 2021

Step 2: Enter your GATE Enrollment ID and Password and click Submit.

Step 3: Then you will be redirected to the new window. There you have to click on the link “download GATE 2021 Admit Card”

Step 4: Download and take a colored printout of the document

Step 5: Check for any discrepancies, if any.

Check GATE 2021 Admit Card

GATE 2021 Login for Response Sheet

Check Response Sheets Using GATE 2021 Login

Step by step procedure to download the response sheets

Step 1 - Open the GATE login window

Step 2 - Click on the login button

Step 3 - Login using the required credentials

Step 4 - Response sheet will then be displayed on the monitor screen

Step 5 - Take a print out of the same after it is displayed.

GATE 2021 Login for Answer Key

Download Answer Keys Using GATE 2021 Login

The main purpose of releasing the answer keys for all 27 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

Steps to download the answer keys are:

Step 1 - Open the GATE portal

Step 2 - GATE question paper and answer keys will be displayed on the screen

Step 3 - Select the question paper or answer key

Step 4 - Click on the question paper or answer key to download

Step 5 - Take a printout of the same.

Check GATE 2021 Answer Keys

Check Result using GATE 2021 Login

Check Result using GATE 2021 Login

Candidates must make note that GATE Marks and GATE Scores are two separate entities. Marks in GATE 2021 will be calculated out of 100, while as per GATE Score Calculation, the scores for GATE will be derived out of 1000 after normalization. Various PSUs also use GATE scores for recruitment purposes.

Steps to check GATE Result:

Step 1 - Open the GATE login window

Step 2 - Click on the login button

Step 3 - Login using the required credentials

Step 4 - Details of marks secured and also other details will be displayed on the screen.

Step 5 - Download and take a printout to maintain and keep a copy

Check GATE 2021 Result

Download Scorecard using GATE 2021 Login

Students who will qualify the examination by obtaining the minimum marks to qualifying will be issued a scorecard. The validity of GATE scorecard is 3 years from the date of the announcement of the result.

Step by step procedure to download scorecard is mentioned below:

Step 1 - Open the GATE 2021 login window

Step 2 - Click on the login button

Step 3 - Login using the required credentials

Step 4 - Scorecard will be displayed on screen

Step 5 - Download and take a print out to keep a copy

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Benefits of GATE 2021 Login

  • GATE login is like an account that is created to keep all your information safe and secure.

  • Login is created during the registration process.

  • It helps to get all the necessary information related to the examination.

*The article might have information for the previous academic years, which will be updated soon subject to the notification issued by the University/College.

GATE 2021 : 44 answered questions


Ques. Can I get a seat in PEC Chandigarh (MTech CSE) with a GATE score of 400 Gen in the CAT?

● Top Answer By Arunima Sethi on 05 May 21

Ans. No, it is not possible to get a seat in PEC Chandigarh for M.Tech CSE at the GATE score of 400, being in General Category.  For Round 1, GATE 2020 opening score for CSE was 402 and the closing score was 523.  While, during Round 2, the score was between 379-395 for the General category.  The total seats for CSE at PEC Chandigarh is also limited. There are only 30 seats available for the program, out of which only 19 are for General candidates. Seeing my friend’s experience there, I would strongly recommend you to re-attempt the exam and score well. Try to get an opportunity in top engineering institutes like IITs/NITs.  It is not that PEC is a worse institute, but if you prepare well and give GATE again, you might land into your dream college. Also, a Master's is usually the last stage of academic learning for all. So, it is better to invest your Master's degree time in an excellent institute.Read more
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Ques. Is a stipend available in PEC Chandigarh University through a valid GATE score card?

● Top Answer By Rohini Mishra on 02 May 21

Ans. To put it short, yes, you do get a stipend at the PEC Chandigarh University, but it depends on certain terms and conditions.  Getting an SGPA of at least 6.5 in the semesters is the most important condition. If it is less than required in any semester, your next stipend will not come for the next adjacent half. If you fail to do so in the 1st semester, the stipend for the second semester would be lost.  If you score SGPA more than 6.5 in the second sem, the stipend of third and fourth in the second semester combined will re-continue.  And if you fail to reach 6.5 in the second sem, the stipend of the third and fourth sem will discontinue. As there are no separate examinations for the 3rd and 4th sem to judge the eligibility of stipend.  The stipend for the first semester is received by the students without any conditions, so you need not worry about this, as this depends on your GATE score. Read more
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Ques. What do you prefer, the GATE or the IES?

● Top Answer By Keshav Jindal on 25 Feb 21

Ans. I would prefer GATE or IES because in GATE the ratio is 10:1 whereas in IES the ratio is 300:1. This makes IES a very tough competitive exam but in GATE it is easier to get good marks and rank higher as the paper is easy and less competitive compared to IES.  The IES exam is tougher than GATE because here a candidate has to excel both in academics and personality. In GATE the questions are concept based and it is easier to solve if all the concepts are clear. Also in the GATE exam, there are 65 questions and the time limit is 3 hours but in the IES exam there are 120 questions and the time limit is 2 hours. So you get less time to solve all the questions.  After qualifying for your GATE exam with good marks, you can apply to any of the big companies with higher packages and it also opens your gate to apply for PSU.   After qualifying for your IES exam, you will get a job as an assistant executive engineer and after 3-4 years of experience, you will get promoted to executive engineer post. Then after many years of experience of like 20+ years, you will get Chief Engineer posts.Read more
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Ques. What is the pattern for the written test for M.Tech at IIT Gandhinagar?

● Top Answer By Kumar Shiwam on 24 Feb 21

Ans. The admission for M. Tech at IIT Gandhinagar is done on the basis of academic records, written test, personal interview, and valid GATE scores. Those students who have a good academic record along with good GATE scores are not supposed to appear in the written test and personal interview.  The pattern of the written test is as follows: 10 questions of General aptitude questions consisting of logical analytical and reasoning ability and engineering mathematics are asked. 15-20 questions are asked related to basic courses in various disciplines up to the third year of an undergraduate program. The total duration of the written test is 1 hour for 80 marks. A total of 40 marks for general aptitude and 40 for basic knowledge. There is a negative marking and very basic questions are asked in the test. For branch subjects, all questions are asked related to SOM, fluid mechanics, etc.  The reservation category will get relaxation in the cut-off marks as per the norms. You will also be entitled to and fro sleeper class train tickets for the shortest route from your hometown to the institute. If you pass the test then you will attend the interview on the same day.Read more
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Ques. What are the best coaching centres for GATE and IES in Civil Engineering?

● Top Answer By Sabeer Chalana on 23 Feb 21

Ans. There are many coaching centers throughout the country for IES and GATE coaching. However, these 2 institutes enjoy a huge reputation and recognition at the national level due to their experienced faculty and their study material quality. Made Easy: It is one of the best in the field when it comes to GATE and IES coaching. They have the best faculty teaching the subjects for the students.  Their specialty lies in their high quality and concise presentation. One of my friends enrolled in the Delhi center weekend coaching program, which he claimed to be good. Their online test series is one of the best you can opt for. They are prepared keeping the present pattern in mind. The number of students enrolled is hefty and gives you a clear picture of the competition. Some criticize that their teaching lacks depth compared to other institutes. Their courses and tests require analytical knowledge and are more than enough to crack GATE/IES exams. IES Masters: This institute is one of the best in this field and has earned respect for its excellence and quality coaching within a short span of its inception. All the major subjects for all batches are handled by Mr. Kanchan Thakur who is the director of the institute. He has a brilliant command over all the subjects in Civil engineering. The study material of this institute is best and is even recommended for those who choose civil engineering as an optional subject in UPSC exams. One small setback is that other faculties than the director are not on par when compared with the faculties of Made Easy. For the GATE Online test series, you can opt for Made easy test series, and for the IES test series you can opt for IES Masters. If you plan to join made easy to enroll in Super Talent Batch which has all top faculties teaching in this batch. For Classroom coaching for civil engineering in GATE/IES, Super talent batch can be preferred if not then IES Masters. For Postal study course, one can opt for IES masters.Read more
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