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    Nikkil Visha Nikkil Visha
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    IIT Bombay will conduct GATE 2021 in the month of February 2021 for 25 disciplines. After the successful conclusion of the exam, the authorities will release GATE Response Sheet along with a preliminary answer key. Candidates have to use their Enrollment Id or Registration Number with password to check and download the response sheet. 

    • GATE Response sheet has the responses marked by the candidates in their paper. 
    • You can match your responses with the preliminary answer key released by the authorities.  

    With the help of GATE Response Sheet, candidates can calculate their rough score and predict their rank or cut off that will help them to get an idea about the colleges where they can take admission. Read the article to know how to check the response sheet, how to calculate the rough score, and much more. 

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    GATE 2021 Response Sheet – Important Dates

    Candidates can check the important dates related to GATE 2021 events in the table below: 

    EventDate (Tentative)
    GATE 2021 Examination1st  and 2nd week of February 2021
    Release of GATE 2021 Response Sheet3rd week of February 2021
    Raise Objections4th week of February 2021

    How to Download GATE Response Sheet 2021?

    How to Download GATE Response Sheet 2021?

    Before downloading the response sheet you have to keep the following things in mind: 

    • GATE Response Sheet will only be accessible to registered candidates. 
    • If you have registered but not appeared for the examination then you won’t be able to download the response sheet. 
    • The response sheet will be available only after the successful login whereas answer keys will be at the publically at the official portal. 

    Step to Download GATE Response Sheet

    • Visit the official website. 
    • Log in using your GATE 2021 enrollment id and password 
    • Upon successful login, click on the ‘View Response Sheet’ link. 
    • GATE 2021 response sheet will appear on the screen in PDF format.
    • Download the GATE response sheet for future use.

    Details Mentioned on GATE 2021 Response Sheet

    Details Mentioned on GATE 2021 Response Sheet

    The response sheet of a candidate comprised of the responses entered by the candidate in the exam. Other than that, more information or details will also be present on GATE response sheet. In case of any kind of discrepancy in the details mentioned in your response sheet, you should report it immediately to the concerned authorities. However, the chances of any discrepancy are very low. Candidates can find the following details in their GATE response sheet:

    • Candidate Registration Number or ID
    • Candidate Name
    • Test Center Name
    • Test Date, Slot and Day
    • Subject for which a candidate appeared in the examination
    • Questions along with the options
    • Question ID
    • Status of the Questions- Answered or unanswered
    • Chosen option by the candidate

    Calculation of Score Using GATE 2021 Response Sheet

    Calculation of Score Using GATE 2021 Response Sheet

    By comparing GATE Response sheet with the answer key candidates can get an idea about the total number of correct and incorrect answers. After that, candidates can also calculate their rough score according to the marking of GATE 2021. 

    Marking Scheme of GATE 2021

    • As per the marking scheme of GATE for all 25 disciplines, NAT questions will have no negative marking. 
    • For 1 mark questions, 1/3 marks will be deducted for incorrect answers. 
    • For 2 mark questions, 2/3 marks will be deducted for incorrect answers. 
    • The total marks are 100. 

    Formula to Calculate Score using GATE Response Sheet

    • First of all check or compare your responses with the answer key released by the authorities. 
    • Then separate the 1 and 2 marks questions. Also separate the NAT and MCQs to avoid any confusion while calculating the score. 

    In Case of MCQs:

    • Total Marks = 1 X Total Number of Correct Answers – 1/3 X Total Number of Incorrect Answers
    • Total Marks = 2 X Total Number of Correct Answers – 2/3 X Total Number of Incorrect Answers

    In Case of NATS:

    • Total Marks = Total Number of correct answers of 1 mark + Total Number of correct answers of 2 marks

    Then, in the end, combine all the marks to get an overall score. 

    Know More GATE Score Calculation 

    Predict your Rank Using GATE Rank Predictor

    GATE 2021 Rank Predictor is a tool especially designed by Collegedunia so that candidates can predict their expected ranks. You can calculate your approximate score and with that score, you can check your estimated rank that will help you to have an idea about the colleges you may get before participating in the counselling process.

    Benefits of GATE 2021 Rank Predictor

    • It is very easy to use. You can use filters like your State, City, Stream, and Course.
    • By using these filters you will get a list of colleges that will be expecting the application of candidates with that score or rank. 

    For Example: Sameer is a general category candidate from Uttar Pradesh. He is planning to appear for GATE 2021 Computer Science paper and expecting a score of 67. Then with that score, his rank would range between 731 to 792. If he further selects a state or course then he will be able to check the list of colleges offering that course in that city. 

    Check GATE 2021 Rank Predictor


    Use Response Sheet to Raise Objection

    Raise Objection Against Answer Key Using GATE Response Sheet

    The important purpose of providing the response sheet to the candidates is to give them a chance to raise objections against answer key. Candidates can compare their response sheets with the answer key released on the official website. By taking advantage of this opportunity applicants can challenge the answer key if they believe that the answer marked by them is correct. If the objections are found to be valid then candidates will get positive marks for that answer and after the completion of this whole process, the final answer key will be revised and no one can raise any objection against the final answer key. 

    • Candidates will have to pay INR 500 per objection with the required documents to prove their objection. 
    • The amount is non-refundable. But if your objection will come out to be valid then you will get your amount back. 
    • The objection window will be available for only 2 to 3 days. Within this stipulated time period you can raise objections. 

    How to Raise the Objection?

    • Visit the official website of GOAPS
    • Login using the registered ID and password
    • Click on ‘GATE 2021 answer key’ button or link. 
    • Select the paper/discipline for which you had appeared.
    • Then Click on ‘raise objection’
    • Mention the questions number and question ID for which you want to raise an objection. 
    • Pay the fees and submit your objection. 

    Frequently Asked Questions

    Frequently Asked Questions

    Ques: When will I be able to download my GATE 2021 Response Sheet?

    Ans: Candidates will be able to download their response sheet 1 to 2 weeks after the conclusion of the exam. All the candidates have to keep one thing in mind that the response sheet will be accessible to registered candidates only. The response sheet will be available only after the successful login whereas answer keys will be at the publically at the official portal. 

    Ques: What is the process to download the response sheet?

    Ans: You have to visit the official website. By entering the valid registration number and password you have to log in to your account to download the response sheet. Check your sheet carefully and in case of any discrepancy in names, roll number, paper code, etc report it to the authorities immediately. 

    Ques: Do I need to pay the fee while raising the objection GATE answer key?

    Ans: Yes. You have to pay INR 500 per objection with the required documents to prove their objection. There is no limit on raising the objections. The amount is non-refundable. But if your objection will come out to be valid then you will get your amount back. 

    Ques: Can I check or access the response sheet of other candidates? 

    Ans: No. Unlike the official answer key which is available for all the 25 papers at the official portal and accessible to everyone, the response key will only be accessible to the respective candidates. If you have registered but not appeared for the examination then you won’t be able to download the response sheet. 

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