GATE 2021 Exam Notification; GATE 2020 Counselling (Started), Answer Key, Result, Score Card Download and Cut-off

GATE Exam

GATE 2021 official exam dates are out. As per the updating status, the Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering (GATE) exam 2021 for postgraduate admission will commence on 05th to 07th February and 12th and February 2021. The dates, with subject-wise exam details with time and exam slot will be shared by the institute soon in the formal notification which will be used by the institute soon online via official exam portal i.e. gate.iitb.ac.in.

About GATE (Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering)

The Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering (GATE) is a national level entrance examination mandatory for admission to postgraduate & doctoral courses offered by MHRD supported institutes and other government colleges like IITs, IISc, NITs and GFTIs. GATE comes under the Department of Higher Education, Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD). It is conducted by the Indian Institute of Science (IISc), Bangalore and seven IITs (Bombay, Delhi, Guwahati, Kanpur, Kharagpur, Madras and Roorkee) on a rotation basis on behalf of the National Coordination Board (NCB). IIT Delhi conducted the GATE 2020 exam.

Apart from this, many Public Sector Undertakings (PSUs) like GAILBHELIOCLONGCNTPC, etc. use the GATE exam score for their recruitment process. Recently, even the Cabinet Secretariat has started utilising the GATE score for the recruitment of candidates under Group ‘A’ category, for the post of SRO (Senior Research Officer) and SFO (Senior Field Officer).

Zones and the Corresponding Administrative Institutes for GATE

Zone

Administering Institute

Zonal Websites

Zone – 1

Indian Institute of Science Bangalore

www.gate.iisc.ac.in

Zone – 2

Indian Institute of Technology Bombay

www.gate.iitb.ac.in

Zone – 3

Indian Institute of Technology Delhi

www.gate.iitd.ac.in

Zone – 4

Indian Institute of Technology Guwahati

www.iitg.ac.in/gate-jam

Zone – 5

Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur

www.gate.iitk.ac.in

Zone – 6

Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur

www.gate.iikgp.ac.in

Zone – 7

Indian Institute of Technology Madras

www.gate.iitm.ac.in

Zone – 8

Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee

www.gate.iitr.ac.in

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About the Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering (GATE) 2021

  • GATE 2021 will be conducted by the IIT Bombay.
  • The official announcement for GATE 2021 exam date is now available at the official website of IIT Bombay.  
  • The online application for GATE 2021 will tentatively begin in the first week of September 2020.
  • The closing of submission of application form is in the 4th week of September 2020.
  • The GATE 2021 exam is going to be held from 05th to 07th February and 12th to 13th February 2021.
  • Candidates who are looking forward to joining the NITs, IITs, IIITs, IISc and GFTIs should visit the official website to submit the application form.

GATE 2021 Latest Update – Taking into account the prevailing COVID-19 situation, IIT Bombay has decided to announce a more extended examination period for GATE 2021 exam, compared to previous years. According to the announcement made by the institute, the GATE 2021 exam will be held in will be conducted between 05th February to 14th February 2021.The dates, with subject-wise exam details with time and exam slot will be shared by the institute soon in the formal notification which will be used by the institute soon online via official exam portal i.e. gate.iitb.ac.in. Students will be asked to submit application forms in the first week of September 2020.

GATE 2021 Entrance Exam Quick Overview

Here’s an overview of the GATE 2021 exam. Go through it to equip yourself with the important information.

Name of the Exam

GATE (Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering)

Conducting Authority

IISc Bangalore and 7 IITs (on a rotational basis)

Conducting Authority 2021

Yet to be Declared

Official Website

https://gate.iitd.ac.in (GATE 2020)

Exam Occurrence

Once in a year

No. of Test Takers

Over 9 Lakhs

Mode of Exam

Online – Computer Based Test

Exam Type

National Level

Offered Courses

Master’s programmes & Doctoral courses (M.E./M.Tech/Ph.D.)

Important Changes for GATE 2021 -

  • For the year 2021, candidates from humanities background will also be allowed to take the GATE 2021 exam.
  • Two new subjects include environmental science and engineering and humanities and social sciences are also being introduced.
  • Including the two new subjects making the total number of subjects to 27.
  • No need to upload thumb impression while submitting the GATE 2021 application form.
  • Scientific Calculators are not allowed. (Virtual calculator will be given to candidates at the time of the exam)

GATE Exam 2021 Important Dates (Tentative)

As per the released official notification by IIT Bombay, the GATE 2021 will be held on 5th, 6th, 7th, 12th, 13th and 14th February 2021. However, other important dates regarding applications, admit card, result will be announced soon.

GATE 2021 Exam Dates

Important Dates (Tentative)

Releasing date of official notification

25th July 2020

GATE Online Application Processing System (GOAPS) opens

1st week of September 2020

Last date for GATE application submission

4th week of September 2020

Last date for requesting changes in the examination centre

3rd week of November 2020

Availability of admit card

1st week of January 2021

Commencement of the exam

05th to 07th February 2021

and

12th to 13th February 2021

Availability of GATE 2020 Prelims answer key

3rd week of February 2021

Last date to raise an objection

3rd week of February 2021

Final GATE 2020 answer key

4th week February 2021

GATE 2020 Result announcement

3rd week of March 2021

Availability of GATE 2020 scorecard

3rd week of March to 4th week of May 2021

Beginning of GATE Counselling 2020

2nd week of May to 2nd week of June 2020


GATE Exam 2021 Important Dates

The Indian Institute of Technology Delhi (IITD) has conducted the GATE exam successfully. The GATE 2020 result was declared on 16th March.

GATE 2020 Exam Dates

Important Dates

Releasing date of official notification

04th June 2019

GATE Online Application Processing System (GOAPS) opens

01st September 2019

Last date for GATE application submission

05th October 2019

GATE Online Application Processing System (GOAPS) opens for J&K students

30th October 2019

Last date to submit applications

08th November 2019

Last date for requesting changes in the examination centre

15th November 2019

Availability of GATE 2020 e-admit card

03rd January 2020

GATE 2020 Examination

01st, 02nd, 08th, and 09th February 2020

Availability of GATE 2020 Prelims answer key

19th February 2020

Last date to raise an objection

21st February 2020

Final GATE 2020 answer key

28th February 2020

GATE 2020 Result announcement

16th March 2020

Availability of GATE 2020 scorecard

19th March to 31st May 2020

Beginning of GATE Counselling 2020

13th May to 12th June 2020


GATE 2020 Paper-wise Exam Dates

Approximately 9 lakh candidates appear for the GATE exam every year. The exam is scheduled to be held in 8 sessions (2 sessions per day) according to the Paper Code.

GATE 2020 Exam Schedule

Test Paper Codes

1st February 2020 (Saturday) (9:30 AM to 12:30 Noon)

ME1, IN, PE, MT, PH

1st February 2020 (Saturday) (2:30 PM to 5:30 PM)

ME2, CY, PI

2nd February 2020 (Sunday) (9:30 AM to 12:30 Noon)

BM, MA,AR, BT, MN, CH, XL, ST, XE

2nd February 2020 (Sunday) (2:30 PM to 5:30 PM)

AG, GG, AE, EC

8th February 2020 (Saturday) (9:30 AM to 12:30 Noon)

EE, TF, EY

8th February 2020 (Saturday) (2:30 PM to 5:30 PM)

CS

9th February 2020 (Saturday) (9:30 AM to 12:30 Noon)

CE1

9th February 2020 (Saturday) (2:30 PM to 5:30 PM)

CE2


GATE Exam Previous Years Solved Papers


GATE Exam 2021 Pattern & Syllabus

This section consists of the GATE 2021 examination related information – exam pattern and syllabus. The exam will be held in CBT mode. It will be conducted for 27 papers/ subjects. A candidate has to choose only one paper. Instead of mobile phones, personal calculators, electronic devices, wristwatches, etc., the candidate can use the Virtual Scientific Calculator available on the system during the test. For rough work, students will be offered the scribble pads. Mention respective names on the scribble pads and should be returned to the invigilator after the exam.

GATE Exam Pattern 2021 –

Candidates are advised to go through this section carefully and prepare accordingly. Find complete information about GATE 2021 latest exam pattern, structure, marking scheme, paper codes, etc.

The exam will be scheduled to be held in two shifts – morning shift beginning from 9:30 am and concluding at 12:30 pm and evening shift to be conducted from 2:30 pm and will conclude on 5:30 pm.

The duration of the examination is 180 minutes (3 hours) – this is for all the papers of the GATE 2021 exam, which comprises 65 questions for 100 marks. There will be questions of two different types in all the papers.

  • Multiple Choice Questions (MCQ): MCQs are objective types and carry 1 or 2 marks each in all the papers and sections. The candidates will have a choice of 4 answers. They will have to choose the correct one. However, there will be negative marking for every wrong answer. 1/3rd marks will be deducted for an incorrect answer.
  • Numerical Answer Type (NAT): Unlike MCQs, NAT questions require the candidates to use the virtual numeric keypad given on the computer screen. However, the candidates will have no choices like MCQs. They need to enter a number like 10 or -10 or 10.1 or 10.01 or 10.001. There will be “no negative marking for a wrong answer in NAT questions”.

Exam Pattern in a Glimpse -

GATE Exam Pattern

Details

Mode of the exam

Online (CBT)

Duration of the exam

3 hours

Type of questions

MCQs and NAT Questions

Number of answer choices

4 choices for MCQ and No choices for NAT

Number of sections

General Aptitude (GA) and the choice of engineering branch

Question paper language

English

Number of questions

  • GA (General Aptitude): 10 questions (5 of 1 mark and 5 for 2 marks)
  • XE (Engineering Sciences): 11 questions (7 of 1 mark and 4 of 2 marks). Option subject – 22 questions (9 of 1 mark and 13 of 2 marks)
  • GG (Geology & Geophysics): 55 questions (25 of 1 mark and 30 of 2 marks)
  • XL (Life Sciences): 15 questions (5 of 1 mark and 10 of 2 marks). Optional subject: 20 questions (10 of 1 mark and 10 of 2 marks)
  • Paper excluding XE, XL and GG: 55 questions (25 of 1 mark and 30 of 2 marks)

Marking scheme

1/3rd marks will be deducted for each wrong answer and 2/3rd marks will be deducted for 2 marks questions (MCQ)

 

For NAT questions, there will be no negative marking

 

GATE Exam 2021

Exam Pattern Details

GATE 2021 Subjects

The exam will be conducted for 25 subjects including Agricultural Engineering, Aerospace Engineering, Architecture and Planning, Biotechnology, Chemical Engineering, Civil Engineering, Instrumentation Engineering, Mathematics, Bio-medical Engineering and Mechanical Engineering among other subjects.

Note: Candidate must note that they are allowed to appear in only one paper in any one session.

 GATE 2020 Subject-wise Marking Scheme

Sections

No. of Questions

Marks

Marks/Question

Total Marks

General Aptitude (GA) will test the Language and Analytical Skills.

Total Questions - 10

Total Marks - 15

(Common in all 25 papers)

5

5

1

5

5

5

2

10

AE, AG, BT, BM, CE, CH, CS, EC, EE, IN, ME, MN, MT, PE, PI, TF, and XE

 

25

25

1

25

30

30

2

60

Total

65

 

 

100

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 GG (Geology and Geophysics) Paper Marking Scheme

Part A (Compulsory)

25 questions of 1 mark each = 25 Marks

Part B will have 2 sections & aspirants have to attempt anyone

Section 1 - Geology

Section 2 - Geophysics

30 questions of 2 marks each = 60 Marks

Total 55 Questions

25 marks + 60 marks + 15 marks of GA = Total 100 marks 

 XE (Engineering) Paper Marking Scheme

Section A (Compulsory)

7 questions of 1 mark each

4 questions of 2 marks each

Total 11 questions of 15 marks

Sections B to H

(Attempt Any Two)

9 questions of 1 mark each

13 questions of 2 marks each

Total 22 questions of 35 marks per section

Total 55 Questions

15 marks + 70 marks + 15 marks of GA = Total 100 marks 

 XL (Life Science) Paper Marking Scheme

Section P Chemistry (Compulsory)

5 questions of 1 mark each

10 questions of 2 marks each

Total 15 questions of 25 marks

Sections Q to U

(Attempt Any Two)

10 questions of 1 mark each

10 questions of 2 marks each

Total 20 questions of 30 marks per section

Total 55 Questions

25 marks + 60 marks + 15 marks of GA = Total 100 marks 

 Distribution of Questions and Marks –

The questions and marks for the GATE question paper are distributed among two sections. The detailed distribution is provided in the table below:

Sections

No. of Questions

Marks per Question

Total Marks

General Aptitude (GA)

Total Questions - 10

Total Marks - 15

(Common in all 25 papers)

5

1

5

5

2

10

AE, AG, BT, CE, CH, CS, EC, EE, IN, ME, MN, MT, PE, PI, ST, TF, AR, CY, EY, MA, PH (except GG, XE and XL)

 

25

1

25

30

2

60

Total

65

 

100

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List of GATE 2020 Exam Latest Subjects

The candidates should remember the paper code of the subjects selected by them for the GATE entrance examination. Here is the list of all the 25 subjects and its paper code.

S. No.

Subjects/ Papers

Paper Code

1

Architecture and Planning

AR

2

Agricultural Engineering

AG

3

Aerospace Engineering

AE

4

Biotechnology

BT

5

Computer Science and Information Technology

CS

6

Civil Engineering

CE

7

Chemical  Engineering

CH

8

Chemistry

CY

9

Electrical Engineering

EE

10

Electronics and Communication Engineering

EC

11

Ecology and Evolution

EY

12

Engineering Sciences

XE

13

Geology and Geophysics

GG

14

Instrumentation Engineering

IN

15

Life Sciences

XL

16

Mathematics

MA

17

Mechanical Engineering

ME

18

Metallurgical Engineering

MT

19

Mining Engineering

MN

20

Physics

PH

21

Production and Industrial Engineering

PI

22

Petroleum Engineering

PE

23

Textile Engineering and Fibre Science

TF

24

Statistics

ST

25

Biomedical Engineering

BE

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GATE 2021 Syllabus

Without getting your hands on the latest GATE syllabus, you wouldn’t be able to succeed in the exam and grab a seat in the prestigious colleges. The exam will be conducted for all the 25 subjects.

The candidates have to get hold of the latest GATE 2021 syllabus that comprises three sections such as General Aptitude (GA), Engineering Mathematics (EM) and subject-specific paper chosen by the candidates at the time of filling in the online application form.

GATE Syllabus 2021 Overview –

  • General Aptitude Syllabus (Common for All Subjects)

This is common for all subjects. The candidates have to go through the latest syllabus.

Verbal Ability

Numerical Ability

  • Aerospace Engineering Syllabus

The candidates have to go through the latest syllabus of Aerospace Engineering.

Fourier Series

Dynamic stability

Laplace Transforms

Euler angle

Numerical methods for linear and nonlinear algebraic equations

Aerodynamic forces and moments, stability & control derivatives

Numerical integration and differentiation

Equations of motion

Decoupling of longitudinal and lateral-directional dynamics

Measurement and visualization techniques

Longitudinal modes; lateral-directional modes.

Vibration of  beams

Orbit transfer

In-plane and out-of-plane

Wind Tunnel Testing

Equilibrium and compatibility equations

Elementary ideas of viscous flows including boundary layers

Theory of elasticity

Airy’s stress function

  • Bio-medical Engineering Syllabus (Introduced since 2020)

The candidates have to go through the latest syllabus of Bio-medical Engineering.

Measurement and Digital Electronics

Sensors and Bioinstrumentations

Engineering Mathematics

Electrical Circuits

Biomechanics

Human Anatomy and Physiology

Medical Imaging System

Biomaterials

Analog and Digital Electronics

Signals and Systems

  • Architecture & Planning Syllabus

The candidates have to go through the latest syllabus of Architecture & Planning.

Building and Structures

Urban Design

Planning Techniques and Management

Environmental Planning and Design

Architecture and Design

Urban Planning and Housing

Building Materials, Construction and Management

Services, Infrastructure and Transportation

 

  • Agriculture Engineering Syllabus

The candidates have to go through the latest syllabus of Agriculture Engineering.

Dairy and Food Engineering

Irrigation and Drainage Engineering

Engineering Mathematics

Farm Power

Agricultural Processing Engineering

Soil and Water Conservation Engineering

Farm Machinery

 

  • Biotechnology Syllabus

The candidates have to go through the latest syllabus of Biotechnology.

Bioprocess Engineering and Process Biotechnology

Recombinant DNA Technology

Engineering Mathematics

Plant and Animal Biotechnology

General Biotechnology

 

  • Chemical Engineering Syllabus

The candidates have to go through the latest syllabus of Chemical Engineering.

Fluid Mechanics and Mechanical Operations

Mass Transfer

Process Calculations and Thermodynamics

Instrumentation and Process Control

Engineering Mathematics

Chemical Technology

Heat Transfer

Plant Design and Economics

 

Chemical Reaction Engineering

  •  Civil Engineering Syllabus

The candidates have to go through the latest syllabus of Civil Engineering.

Geomatics Engineering

Environmental Engineering

Structural Engineering

Geotechnical Engineering

Engineering Mathematics

Water Resources Engineering

Transportation Engineering

 

  • Chemistry Syllabus

The candidates have to go through the latest syllabus of Chemistry.

Organic Chemistry

Inorganic Chemistry

Physical Chemistry

 

  • Computer Science and Information Technology Syllabus

The candidates have to go through the latest syllabus of Computer Science and Information Technology.

Computer Organization and Architecture

Algorithms

Compiler Design 

Databases

Engineering Mathematics

Digital Logic

Programming and Data Structures

Theory of Computation

Operating System

Computer Networks

  • Electrical Engineering Syllabus

The candidates have to go through the latest syllabus of Electrical Engineering.

Electrical Circuits

Electrical Machines

Analog and Digital Electronics

Electrical and Electronic Measurements

Power Electronics

Electromagnetic Fields

Signals and Systems

Power Systems

Engineering Mathematics

Control Systems

  • Electronics and Communication Engineering Syllabus

The candidates have to go through the latest syllabus of Electronics and Communication Engineering.

Networks, Signals and Systems

Analog Circuits

Electromagnetic

Control System

Communication

Digital Circuits

Engineering Mathematics

Electronic Devices

  • Geology and Geophysics Syllabus

The candidates have to go through the latest syllabus of Geology and Geophysics.

Geophysics

Geology

  • Ecology and Evolution Syllabus

The candidates have to go through the latest syllabus of Ecology and Evolution.

Behavioural Ecology

Mathematics and Quantitative Ecology

Evolution

Ecology

  • Instrumentation Engineering Syllabus

The candidates have to go through the latest syllabus of Instrumentation Engineering.

Sensors and Industrial Instrumentation

Electrical Circuits

Engineering Mathematics

Control Systems

Communication and Optical Instrumentation

Signals and Systems

Measurements

Analog and Digital Electronics

  • Mechanical Engineering Syllabus

The candidates have to go through the latest syllabus of Mechanical Engineering.

Engineering Mathematics

Fluid Mechanics and Thermal Science

Material, Manufacturing and Industrial Engineering

Applied Mechanics and Design

  • Mathematics Syllabus

The candidates have to go through the latest syllabus of Mathematics.

Linear Algebra

Rear Analysis

Calculus

Linear Programming

Partial Differential Equations

Ordinary Differential Equations

Functional Analysis

Linear Algebra

Complex Analysis

Algebra

Numerical Analysis

Topology

Linear Programming

 

  • Metallurgical Engineering Syllabus

The candidates have to go through the latest syllabus of Metallurgical Engineering.

Thermodynamics and Rate Process

Mechanical Metallurgy

Engineering Mathematics

Extractive Metallurgy

Physical Metallurgy

Manufacturing Process

  • Mining Engineering Syllabus

The candidates have to go through the latest syllabus of Mining Engineering.

Surface Environment, Mine Ventilation and Underground Hazards

Geomechanics and Ground Control

Mine Economics, Mine Planning, System Engineering

Engineering Mathematics

Mine Development Surveying

Mining Methods and Machinery

  • Production and Industrial Engineering Syllabus

The candidates have to go through the latest syllabus of Production and Industrial Engineering.

Industrial Engineering

Manufacturing Processes

Quality and Reliability

Operation Research an Operational Management

Genera Engineering

Engineering Mathematics

  • Physics Engineering Syllabus

The candidates have to go through the latest syllabus of Physics.

Mathematical Physics

Electromagnetic Theory

Solid State Physics and Electronics

Thermodynamics and Statistical Physics

Nuclear and Particle Physics

Classical Mechanics

Quantum Mechanics

Atomic and Molecular Physics

  • Textile Engineering Syllabus

The candidates have to go through the latest syllabus of Textile Engineering.

Textile Engineering and Fibre Science

Engineering Mathematics

  • XE A (Engineering Mathematics) Syllabus

The candidates have to go through the latest syllabus of XE A (Engineering Mathematics).

Numerical Methods

Linear Algebra

Partial Differential Equations

Vector Calculus

Calculus

Complex variables

Probability and Statistics

Ordinary Differential Equations

  • XE B (Fluid Mechanism) Syllabus

The candidates have to go through the latest syllabus of XE B (Fluid Mechanism).

Internal flows

Flow and Fluid Properties

Inviscid flows

Differential Analysis

Kinematics

Prandtl boundary layer equations

Dimensional analysis

Integral analysis

  • XE C (Material Sciences) Syllabus

The candidates have to go through the latest syllabus of XE C (Material Sciences).

Structure and Imperfections

Properties of Materials

Material types

Elements of Quantum Mechanics and Mathematics

Processing of Materials

Environmental Degradation

Thermodynamics and Kinetics

Characterisation Techniques

  • XE E (Thermodynamics) Syllabus

The candidates have to go through the latest syllabus of XE E (Thermodynamics).

Law of Thermodynamics

Basic Concepts

Ideal Gas Mixture

Thermodynamics Relations

 

Thermodynamics Cycle

  • XE F (Polymer Science and Engineering) Syllabus

The candidates have to go through the latest syllabus of XE F (Polymer Science and Engineering).

Synthesis and properties

Polymer processing

Polymer Technology

Chemistry of high polymers

Polymer Characterization

Polymer blends and composites

Polymer testing

Polymer rheology

  • XE G (Food Technology) Syllabus

The candidates have to go through the latest syllabus of XE G (Food Technology).

Food Microbiology

Food Engineering

Food Chemistry and Nutrition

Food Products Technology

  • XE P (Chemistry) Syllabus

The candidates have to go through the latest syllabus of XE P (Chemistry).

Chemical Equilibria

Reaction Kinetics

Atomic Structure and Periodicity

s, p and d Block Elements

Structure and Bonding

Thermodynamics

Structure-Reactivity Correlations and Organic Reaction Mechanisms

Electrochemistry

  • XE R (Botany) Syllabus

The candidates have to go through the latest syllabus of XE R (Botany).

Morphogenesis & Development

Plant Anatomy

Plant Systematics

Plant Pathology

Physiology and Biochemistry

Economy Botany

Genetics

Plant Breeding and Genetic Modification

Ecology and Environment

 

  • XE S (Microbiology) Syllabus

The candidates have to go through the latest syllabus of XE S (Microbiology).

Microbial Growth

Methods in Microbiology

Chemotherapy/Antibiotics

Microbial Taxonomy and Diversity

Control of Micro-organisms

Microbial Ecology

Microbial Metabolism

Historical Perspective

Prokaryotic and Eukaryotic Cells: Structure and Function

Microbial Diseases and Host-Pathogen Interaction

Microbial Genetics

 

  • XE T (Zoology) Syllabus

The candidates have to go through the latest syllabus of XE T (Zoology).

Cell Biology

Evolution

Animal Behavior

Development Biology

Animal Anatomy and Physiology

Animal world

Genetics

Gene expression in Eukaryotes

Parasitology and Immunology

Biochemistry and Molecular Biology

Ecology

 

 



GATE Exam 2021 Eligibility

Candidates should check the GATE eligibility criteria defined by the conducting authority before applying for the exam. The detailed eligibility criteria for GATE 2021, i.e. age limit, education qualification, nationality, etc. are given below.

Age Limit –

There is no age limit to apply for the GATE Examination.

Nationality –

  • Candidate should be an Indian citizen.
  • Also, the candidate from Bangladesh, Nepal, Sri Lanka, Ethiopia, U.A.E and Singapore are eligible to appear for the exam.

Educational Qualification –

To apply for the GATE Entrance Exam 2021, aspirants must meet any of the below qualification criteria.

  • Bachelor’s Degree (B.Tech/ B.E /B.Pharm) in Engineering/Technology (4 years after 10+2 or 3 years after B.Sc. or diploma).
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Architecture (B.Arch - 5 years).
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Science (B.Sc - 4 years after 10+2).
  • Masters Degree (M.Sc/MA/MCA) in any branch of Mathematics, Science, Statistics or Computer Application.
  • Integrated Master’s degree (Post B.Sc.) in Engineering/Technology (4 years or 5 years).
  • Candidates, who have obtained their qualifications (equivalent to B.E./B.Tech) from professional societies recognised by the UPSC/AICTE/MHRD, are also eligible to appear for the GATE Exam.
  • Applicants from other countries must have a Bachelor’s Degree/ Master’s Degree in engineering or science stream.

Note: Students appearing in the final year examinations of the above courses are also eligible for the GATE exam.

Pass Percentage –

  • There is no minimum pass percentage required to apply for GATE 2021.

Students may also like to refer to the following table and ensure that they meet the academic qualification of the GATE 2021 exam.

Qualifying Degree

Qualifying Degree/ Examination

Eligible Candidates (Description)

Year of Qualification (Not Later Than)

B. Arch

Naval Architecture (4 years course)/ Degree holder (bachelor) in Architecture (5 years course)/ Planning (4 years course)

Completed or in the final year

2021

M.B.B.S.

M.B.B.S degree holders and those in the 7th/ 8th/ 9th semester

Already completed or in the 7th/ 8th/ 9th semester of such programme

2021

B.E/ B.Pharm/ B.Tech

Bachelor’s degree in Engineering/ Technology (Four years after 10+2 or Three years after B.Sc./ Diploma in Eng./ Technology)

Completed or in the final year

2021

M.Sc./ MCA/ M.A. or Equivalent

Master’s Degree in Science/ Statistic/ Computer Applications/ Mathematics or equivalent

Completed or in the final year

2021

 

 

 

 

Pharm. D. (after 10+2)

Candidates with a degree of 6 years’ program (consisting of internship or residency training during 6th year)

Already completed or in the 4th/ 5th/ 6th year (currently)

2023

Int. M.E./ M.Tech (Post-Bachelor Science)

Post-B.Sc. Integrated Master’s Degree programmes in Engineering/ Technology (Four years programme)

Already completed or in the 2nd/ 3rd/ 4th year (currently)

2023

B.S./ B.Sc. (Research)

Bachelor’s Degree in Science (4 years after 10+2/ Post-Diploma)

Already completed or in the 4th year (currently)

2021

Integrated M.E./ M.Tech. or Dual Degree (after Diploma or 10+2)

Int. Master’s degree or Dual Degree in Engineering/ Technology (Five years programme)

Already completed or in the 4th/ 5th year (currently)

2022

*Professional Society Exams (equivalent to B.Arch./B.Tech./ B.E.)

B.Arch./B.Tech./ B.E. or equivalent exams of Professional Scoeities, recognized by AICTE/ UPSC/ MHRD

Completed Section A or equivalent of similar professional courses

NA

Integrated M.Sc./ Integrated B.S.-M.S.

Int. M.Sc. or Five years Int. B.S.-M.S. Programme

Already completed or in the final year (currently)

2021

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*Some of these Professional Societies or Institutions that carry out examinations in different fields or branches of engineering are mentioned underneath –

  • The Institution of Civil Engineers (ICE)
  • The Indian Institute of Industrial Engineers (IIE)
  • The Institution of Engineers (India) (IE)
  • The Aeronautical Society of India (AeSI)
  • The Institution of Electronics and Telecommunication Engineers (IETE)
  • The Indian Institute of Metals (IIM)
  • The Indian Institute of Chemical Engineers, including Polymer and Environmental Group (IIChemE)

The official Information Bulletin maintains, “The candidates who possess certification from any of the professional societies must ensure that those examinations conducted by the societies are approved by MHRD/ AICTE/ UGC/ UPSC as equivalent to B.E./ B.Tech./ B.Arch./ B.Planning, etc.

Students who have studied abroad or are pursuing their qualifying examinations or degrees from countries other than India –

  • Should have completed or must be in the final year of their Bachelor’s Degree (4 years) in Engineering/Technology
  • Should have completed or must be in the final year of their Master’s Degree (2 years) in relevant subjects in science.

Note: If candidates have obtained or secured a higher degree than the above-mentioned degree, they are advised to choose the “minimum required qualifying degree” while submitting the online application form.

Eligibility Documents –

Some of the documents that the students need to produce in support of their eligibility –

  • Upload or attach degree certificate/ course completion certificate/ membership certificate/ provisional certificate issued by the society or institute (if the students have passed the qualifying exam)
  • If the candidates are in the final year/ expected to complete the qualifying test, they must submit a “Certificate from the Head of the Department/ Institute” or a copy of mark sheet for Section A of AMIE. In addition, the certificate should duly be signed and attested by the Head of Institute/ Department with the current date.

Keep in mind that the eligibility documents are required to be uploaded at the time of filling in the online application form (NOT to be sent by post).

Qualifying Disciplines for Eligibility Degrees – Science:

Biochemistry

Applied Physics

Applied Mechanics

Engineering Physics

Industrial Chemistry

Geology / Geophysics

Bio-Sciences

Applied Electronics

Nano Science & Technology

Life Sciences ( Botany)

Information Science

Chemistry

Agricultural Science

Materials Science

Life Sciences ( Zoology)

Mathematics

Electronics

Applied Mathematics

Earth Sciences

Life Science / Veterinary / Animal Science

Geo Informatics

Microbiology

Nuclear Science & Technology

Electronics & Computer Science

Nuclear Physics

Computer Applications

Mathematics & Computing

Physics

Operations Research

Radio Physics

Pharmaceutical Sciences / Pharmacy

Textile Chemistry

Pharmaceuticals Chemistry & Technology

Statistics

Urban Transportation Planning & Management

Radio Physics & Electronics

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Qualifying Disciplines for Eligibility Degrees – Engineering/ Technology:

Biomedical Engg.

Biotechnology

Aircraft Maintenance Engg

Cement & Ceramic Technology

Civil & Structural Engg.

Biomedical Instrumentation

Civil & Construction Engg.

Aeronautical Engg.

Civil & Structural Engg.

Aerospace Engg

Civil & Infrastructure Engineering

Civil & Water Resource Management

Ceramic Engg. & Technology

Biochemical Engg.

Automobile Maintenance Engg.

Computer Science & Engg.

Electrical Engg.

Computer Engg.

Dairy Engg. / Technology

Computer Science &

Technology

Civil & Environmental Engg

Construction Engg. &

Management

Electrical and Instrumentation Engg.

Computer Science &

Information Technology

Electrical and Power Engineering

Automobile Engg.

Electrical and Mechanical Engg.

Electrical Instrumentation & Control Engg.

Electronics Communication &

Instrumentation

Control & Instrumentation

Electronics & Biomedical Engg.

Communication Engg.

Electronics & Computer Engg.

Electronics Engg.

Electronics & Communication

Electro-Chemical Engg.

Ceramic & Glass Technology

Environmental Science & Technology

Chemical Engg.

Electrical and Electronics Engg.

Electronics & Power

Electronics & Telecommunication

Environment & Pollution Control

Agricultural Engg.

Environmental Planning

Energy & Environmental Engg.

Fashion Technology / Fashion & Apparel Technology

Civil Engg

Chemical Technology

Food Engg. & Technology.

Environmental Engg.

Fire Engg. / Technology & Safety

Energy Engg.

Fibres & Textiles Processing Technology

Architecture & Interior Design/ Decoration

Automation & Robotics

Architecture/ Architectural

Engg.

Food Processing Engg / Processing & Preservation Engg.

Information & Communication Technology

Instrumentation & Process Control/ Engineering

Agricultural Technology

Industrial Management

Industrial Engineering

Industrial Metallurgy

Information Engineering

Information Technology

Instrumentation & Process Control

Industrial Technology

Instrumentation Engineering/ Technology

Man-Made Fibre / Textile Technology

Manufacturing Engg.

Manufacturing Technology

Machine Engg.

Mechanical Engg.

Medical Electronics / Engg.

Mechatronics

Material Science and Engg. / Technology

Manufacturing Science & Engg.

Mining Engg. / Technology,

Mining & Machinery

Marine Engg. / Technology

Mechatronics & Automation Engg.

Mineral Engg. / Mineral Dressing

Metallurgical Engg.

Military Engg.

Nano Technology & Robotics

Oil Technology

Medical Instrumentation

Leather / Foot Wear Technology

Naval Architecture /Marine Engg.

Optics & Optoelectronics

Petroleum Refinery Engg.

Planning ( Environmental / Infrastructure/ Urban & Regional/ Urban Regeneration)

Petroleum Engg. / Technology

Plastic Engg. / Technology

Paint Technology

Production & Industrial Engg.

Printing & Packing Technology

Robotics & Automation

Polymer Engg. / Science

/Technology

Power Engg.

Renewable Energy

Petro-Chemical Engg.

Power Electronics / Power

Electronics Engg.

Polymer Science & Chemical Technology

Telecommunication Engg.

Rubber Technology

Textile Engg. / Technology

 

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GATE Exam 2021 Application Process

The GATE 2021 application process is expected to kick-start from the first week of September 2020. The exam conducting authority will tentatively release the official notification in August 2020.

Candidates can apply for the GATE exam online through the GOAPS (GATE Online Application Processing System) website. The application process starts with the GOAPS registration and releasing the application fee. The applicants are required to register with a valid email address and mobile number. The same email address or mobile number will be used for all future communications. Amongst other important documents that need to be uploaded include the signature, photograph, category certificate (SC/ PwD/ ST), certificate of qualifying degree, etc. On successful registration, candidates will receive an enrolment ID. They must apply for the exam well before the last date of the examination.

Candidates can use the GOAPS interface to interact with the GATE administration and do the following:

  • Apply for the GATE Exam 2020
  • Upload required documents such as Signature, Photographs, certificates, etc.
  • Application fee payment
  • Track the status of application form online: Received, Accepted, Under Scrutiny, Rejected, Reasons of Rejection, Defect status, Status after Rectification, etc.
  • Download admit card
  • View Result and Download GATE scorecard

Step-by-Step Procedure to Submit Online GATE 2021 Application Form –

Wondering how to apply for GATE 2021?

Candidates, basically, have to follow 5 simple steps to carry out the task. These are –

# Step 1: Register on the GOAPS website

# Step 2: Fill in the online application form

# Step 3: Upload the required documents

# Step 4: Release the application fee payment

# Step 5: Submit and take a printout of the confirmation page

Let’s elaborate each step to understand further

# Step 1: Register on the GOAPS Website

GATE aspirants must access the GATE Online Application Processing System (GOAPS) website and register themselves. GOAPS provides an “online interface to the candidate for interacting with the GATE administration” to complete the registration process.

GOAPS Registration: How to Register on GOAPS Website?

  • Provide your complete name (same as per the qualifying degree certificate), mobile number, valid email ID and choose a password.
  • Make sure you have easy access to the mobile number or email address in case you receive an SMS or email.

GOAPS Enrolment ID: Upon registration, candidates will be provided with a GOAPS enrolment ID via email. This enrolment ID needs to be well-preserved for future correspondence.

GOAPS Password: Choose a strong password while registering at GOAPS. Not only are candidates encouraged to remember the password, but also they are advised to keep it “safe, secure and confidential”.

 

GATE Exam Application Form

# Step 2: Fill in Online Application Form

The next stage involves filling in the online application form and submission of the same at GOAPS.

  • Personal information – the name of the candidate, mobile number, date of birth, the name of the parents’ and their mobile numbers. (The aspirants must ensure that the name should “exactly be the same as that in the qualifying degree certificate” and shouldn’t have any prefix or title such as Mrs/ Dr/ Mr/ Shri/ Smt, etc.)

# Step 3: Upload the Required Documents

Once the registration process is over and the form has all the important information filled, the candidates ensure that they have the following documents for filling the application form –

  • GATE Paper (Subject)
  • Eligibility Degree details
  • Address with PIN
  • College name and address with PIN
  • Digital images of photograph and signature with prescribed format (mentioned below)
  • Choice of examination cities
  • Scanned copy of category certificate (in PDF format)
  • Scanned copy of qualifying degree certificate (in PDF format)
  • Scanned copy of PwD certificate and Dyslexic certificate  (in PDF formats)
  • Valid ID proof
  • Details for free payment (credit card/ debit card/ net-banking)

The above details need to be provided/ entered/ submitted/ uploaded in the online application form. “The GOAPS portal is self-explanatory”; hence, the candidates will not face any difficulty in submitting the form.

Photograph and Signature Requirements (Size, Format and other Specifications) –

Uploading signature and photograph that fails to meet the prescribed specifications would result in the cancellation of the candidature. This doesn’t stop here for the concerned candidates. They won’t be able to get their money back (no refund).

Here’s what all the GATE aspirants should do while clicking a passport-size photo –

  • The photograph of the candidate needs to be of high-quality.
  • The officials will only need good quality photographs for the GATE scorecard.
  • It should be recent and in colour and must match with your appearance on the exam day at the exam centre.
  • Photographs taken using mobile phones will result in the rejection of the application.
  • Ask the studio man to provide your photo in JPEG format with 3.5 cm (width) x 4.5 cm (height). The maximum size for JPEG should be 480X640 in pixels. If the resolution is higher, ask the concerned person to reduce it. The minimum size is 240X320 pixels.
  • Check the background and ensure that it must be a light colour or white.
  • Your face should cover 35% (minimum) of the area of the photograph with a full-face.
  • Avoid covering the face with a cloth or avoid wearing cap or goggles (tinted or dark glasses).

Take a look at the following sample photograph –

GATE Application Photo Format

Here’s what all the GATE aspirants should do while getting their scanned signature image –

  • On an A4-size white paper, you need to draw a rectangular box (2 cm in height X 7 cm in width).
  • Use a black or dark blue ink pen and sign within the box. If the signature is in any other colour, it won’t be accepted.
  • The signature size should be 70 – 80% of the box size.
  • It should be in JEPG format and should be 160 X 560 (maximum) and 80 X 280 (minimum)
  • Make sure it is your signature, not by any other person. If it doesn’t match at the time of the exam, the candidature will be disqualified.

Refer to the following image sample -

GATE Signature Format

# Step 4: Release the Application Fee Payment

Go through the filled-in application form before proceeding to payment. Click the “Save and View Application” option, make sure the information is correct and then click on the “Submit and Proceed to Payment” button.

After you make the payment, “no further changes to the application can be made.”

Application Fee for GATE 2020 –

All candidates are required to pay the application fee along with the application form. The application fee is Non-refundable and Non-transferable. The application fee for GATE exam can be paid online through Net-Banking, credit card, debit card or e-challan. International candidates can pay their application fee through the Net Banking or by using their Credit Card.

Application Fee for Indian Candidates –

Category of the Candidates

Application Fee on or before Deadline (₹)

Application Fee on or after Deadline (₹)

General candidates

1,500/-

2,000/-

Female candidates

750/-

1,250/-

SC/ PwD/ ST candidates

750/-

1,250/-

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Application Fee for International Candidates –

Category of the Candidates

Application Fee on or before Deadline (US$)

Application Fee on or after Deadline (US$)

Dubai and Singapore

100

120

Kathmandu, Colombo, Addis Ababa and Dhaka

50

70

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Category (Both Indian & International)

Application Fee (Without Late Fee)

Application Fee (With Late Fee)

SC/ST/PWD

₹ 750

₹ 1250

Female Applicants

₹ 750

₹ 1250

Other Male applicants (General, OBC, etc.)

₹ 1500

₹ 2000

Internation Applicants

Addis Ababa, Colombo, Dhaka and Kathmandu

US$ 50

US$ 70

Internation Applicants

Dubai and Singapore

US$ 100

US$ 120

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Things to Keep in Mind while Making the Payment –

  • Choose the online payment mode.
  • You will see the fee amount and make the payment.
  • If you find difficulty in making the payment (due to power failure or internet issues), log back into the GOAPS account to check the payment status.
  • In case of the amount gets deducted and you didn’t receive the confirmation from GOAPS, you will get the deducted money back into your bank account within 7 working days.
  • Go ahead with a fresh payment again without waiting for the money to be credited to your bank account.
  • After the successful fee payment, you will receive a “Fee Payment Number”. You need to save this unique payment number for future correspondence.

# Step 5: Submit and Take a Printout of Confirmation Page

Reaching this stage indicates that you have successfully submitted the application form with fee. Take a printout of the confirmation page for future use.

GATE Application Correction Process –

It is advised that candidates should fill the application form carefully before submission, as not much correction will be allowed after that. Applicants are allowed to make some changes in the application form from 15th October 2019 to 15th November 2019. These corrections can only be done by logging into the GOAPS account. Some of the allowed corrections are -

    • Correction in the exam centre can be done till the specified date with the prescribed correction fee.
    • It is expected that correction can be done in the name of the Candidate, Gender, Category, PwD status, Date of Birth, Qualifying Degree, Year of Qualifying and Parents Name with document proof.

Availing the Facility of a Scribe for Person with Disability (PwD)/ Dyslexic Candidate –

Not everyone can obtain the facility of a scribe unless come under the PwD/ Dyslexic category. Students who belong to this category may “arrange their own scribe or request GATE authority to arrange for the scribe during the application stage”.

  • The Scribe will be only reading the instructions and questions for the test-taker.
  • The Scribe will not be allowed to interpret, translate or emphasise the “Test Paper Contents” to the test-taker.
  • If the applicant has chosen his/ her Scribe, the officials would ensure that the “Scribe should be one step below the qualification of the candidate taking the examination” (as per the guidelines of Government of India).
  • An additional hour (60 minutes) will be given to the candidates with Scribe as compensatory time.

Note: In case the candidate has opted for a Scribe and is not accompanied by him/ her to the examination centre, GATE will not arrange a new Scribe.

Who Can Use Assistive Devices?

PwD candidates if required can arrange assistive devices like a wheelchair, Braille slate, abacus, etc. and bring these along with them to the exam centre. GATE cannot arrange these devices for these applicants.


Other Details

GATE Exam 2021 Admit Card

Candidates can download the GATE 2021 Admit Card online from GOAPS portal in the first week of January 2021. No hard copies of the Admit Card will be sent to candidates on their mailing address.

Don’t forget to carry your admit card to the examination centre along with you Identity proof (PAN card, Aadhaar card, passport, voter ID, driving license etc.). The GATE Admit card and original ID proof are mandatory to enter into the examination hall.

GATE Admit Card should have the following information –

  • The candidate’s name
  • The location of the exam centre
  • Photograph and signature of the candidate
  • Exam date
  • Paper code

List of Zone-wise Examination Cities (Tentative)

Zonal GATE Office

Examination Cities/ Towns (Tentative)

IISc Bangalore

Bengaluru - 560 012

Ananthapuramu, Bagalkot, Angamaly, Ballari (Bellary), Belagavi (Belgaum), Bengaluru North, Bengaluru South, Chikkamagaluru, Bidar, Kalaburagi (Gulbarga), Davanagere, Hubballi (Hubli), Hassan, Kannur, Hyderabad, Kolar, Kasaragod, Kurnool, Kozhikode,

Mangaluru, Malappuram, Mysuru (Mysore), Manipal, Payyanur, Palakkad,

Shivamogga (Shimoga), Port Blair, Tumakuru, Thrissur and Vatakara

IIT Madras

Chennai – 600 036

Alappuzha, Attingal, Chengannur, Chennai South, Aluva-Ernakulam, Chirala, Chittoor, Coimbatore, Cuddalore, Dindigul, Chennai West, Gudur, Guntur, Idukki, Kanjirapally, Kanyakumari-Nagercoil, Kadapa, Karimnagar, Kodad, Kollam, Khammam, Kothamangalam, Madurai, Kottayam, Namakkal, Nellore, Ongole, Muvattupuzha, Pala, Puducherry,

Salem, Thiruvananthapuram, Thanjavur, Thoothukudi, Tirunelveli, Tirupati, Villupuram, Vellore, Tiruchirapalli, Virudhunagar and Warangal

IIT Delhi, Hauz Khas,

New Delhi – 110 016

Alwar, Ajmer, Faridabad-Palwal, Bikaner, Gurugram, Greater NOIDA, Indore, Hisar, Jammu-Samba, Jaipur, Kota, Jodhpur, New Delhi, Mathura, Srinagar, Rohtak, Sonepat, Sikar, Udaipur and Ujjain

IIT Kanpur

Kanpur – 208 016

Agra, Varanasi, Allahabad, Aligarh, Bhopal, Bareilly, Gwalior, Gorakhpur, Jabalpur, Lucknow and Kanpur

IIT Bombay, Powai,

Mumbai - 400 076

Ahmednagar, Ahmedabad, Anand, Amravati, Baramati, Aurangabad, Bhuj, Gandhinagar, Bhavnagar, Jalgaon, Goa, Mehsana, Kolhapur, Mumbai-Navi Mumbai-Thane, Nanded, Nagpur, Pune, Nashik, Ratnagiri, Rajkot, Satara, Sangli, Surat, Solapur and Vadodara

IIT Kharagpur

Kharagpur – 721 302

Berhampur (Odisha), Balasore, Bhubaneswar, Bhilai, Cuttack, Bilaspur

(CG), Hooghly (WB), Eluru, Kakinada (AP), Jamshedpur, Kolkata, Kharagpur, Rajamahendravaram (Rajahmundry), Raipur, Rourkela, Ranchi, Srikakulam, Sambalpur, Tadepalligudem, Vizianagaram, Vijayawada and Visakhapatnam

IIT Roorkee

Roorkee – 247 667

Amritsar, Ambala, Dehradun, Bathinda, Haldwani, Ghaziabad, Hamirpur-Una (HP), Karnal, Kurukshetra, Ludhiana, Meerut, Jalandhar, Moradabad, NOIDA, Panipat, Pathankot, Mohali-Chandigarh,  Patiala-Sangrur, Shimla-Solan, Roorkee and Yamunanagar

IIT Guwahati

Guwahati – 781 039

Agartala, Asansol-Durgapur, Aizawl, Burdwan, Bokaro Steel City, Dibrugarh, Dhanbad, Gangtok, Dimapur, Imphal, Guwahati, Jorhat, Itanagar, Muzaffarpur, Kalyani, Purnea, Patna, Silchar, Shillong, Siliguri and Tezpur

International GATE,

IIT Delhi

Addis Ababa (Ethiopia), Dubai

(UAE), Dhaka (Bangladesh), Colombo (Sri Lanka), Kathmandu (Nepal) and Singapore

GATE Exam 2021 Answer Key

The GATE 2021 is schedule to be held between February 5 and 14, 2021.The answer key was available on the official website from the 3rd week of February 2021.

Keeping these dates in mind, it can be said that the test-takers can check and download GATE Prelims answer key 2021 through the official website in the third week of February. The gateway to raise objections against the released answer key will also be available for the students. If they are not satisfied with the released answer key, they can challenge the same by paying ₹ 500 per objection.

GATE Exam 2021 Results & Scorecard

The GATE 2021 result will tentatively release in the third week of March 2021 at the official website.

GATE 2020 Result/ Scoredcard -

GATE 2020 result was announced on 16th March 2020 on the GOAPS website. After the result announcement, qualified candidates could download their GATE scorecard from 19th March to 31st May 2020.

The GATE score will be valid for three years from the date of result announcement.

GATE Score for Employment

Amongst the most reputable organisations that consider the GATE score for employment are –

  • Bharat Heavy Electricals Limited (BHEL)
  • Power Grid Corporation of India (PGCI)
  • Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL)
  • Gas Authority of India Limited (GAIL)
  • National Thermal Power Corporation (NTPC)
  • Indian Oil Corporation Limited (IOCL)
  • Oil and Natural Gas Corporation (ONGC)
  • Nuclear Power Corporation of India Limited (NPCIL)

GATE Counselling 2021

The GATE counselling 2021 will start in the second week of May to the second week of June. GATE qualifiers, who wish to get into the IITs, NITs and government-funded institutes, will be required to appear for Group Discussion and Personal Interview conducted by these colleges separately (as these institutes have separate counselling process). Specifically, the qualified students have to apply for NITs through CCMT (Centralised Counselling for M.Tech/M.Plan) and IITs through GATE COAP (Common Offer Acceptance Portal).

GATE Counselling 2020 –

The GATE CCMT counselling registrations have been over between 13th May and 12th June 2020. The publication of round 1 seat allotment will be on 17th June 2020.

Counselling Activities

Date

Online registration, online choice filling and fee payment

13th May to 12th June

Online choice locking started

5th June to 12th June

Locking saved

12th June

Round-1 seat allotment publication

17th June

Document uploading, specifying willingness and seat acceptance fee payment

17th June to 20th June

Document verification (online) by the allotted institute

18th June to 24th June

Change of willingness (online)

28th June to 30th June

Round-2 seat allotment publication

5th July

Document uploading, specifying willingness and seat acceptance fee payment

5th July to 8th July

Document verification (online) by the allotted institute

6th July to 12th July

Round-3 seat allotment publication

22nd July

Document uploading and seat acceptance fee payment

22nd July to 24th July

Document verification (online) by the allotted institute for aspirants whose allotted institute has been changed or allotted seat for the first time

23rd July to 3rd Aug

Withdrawal from admitted Institute (online)

27th July to 10th Aug

GATE 2021 Preparation Tips (Books to Read)

Cracking the GATE exam requires a lot of hard work, dedication, and consistency. Only the highly-motivated students with an absolutely clear vision overcome all the challenges to achieve their goals. One of the most sought-after engineering exams in India, GATE demands a proper strategic plan. Apart from knowing the exam pattern, paper analysis and the latest syllabus, one must focus on other key areas mentioned below.

  • Begin early preparation
  • Understand exam pattern
  • Know the latest syllabus
  • Keep your concepts strong
  • Practice mock tests
  • Time management

Books Recommended by Toppers

  • Higher Engineering Mathematics by B.S. Grewal (Mathematics)
  • Industrial Engineering by O P Khanna, Buffa, and Sarin (Industrial Engineering)
  • A Modern Approach to Verbal & Non-Verbal Reasoning by RS Aggarwal (General Aptitude)
  • Production Technology: Manufacturing Processes, Technology and Automation by R.K. Jain (Manufacturing Engineering)
  • Machine Design by VB Bhandari Engineering Mechanics by Bhavikatti Fluid Mechanics by RK Bansal Heat Transfer by Cengal and Holman (Mechanical Engineering)
  • Basic Structural Analysis, C.S. Reddy (Civil Engineering)
  • C Programming Language by Brian W. Kernighan, Dennis M. Ritchie (Computer Science and Information Technology)
  • Principles of Communication Systems by Goutam Saha, Herbert Taub, Donald Schilling (Electronics and Communication Engineering)
  • Electrical Power Systems by CL Wadhwa (Electrical Engineering)
  • Statistics for Machine Learning by Pratap Dangeti (Statistics)

GATE Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Q: Can candidates use one email ID to fill multiple application forms?

A: No, they cannot. One active email address is used for one application form. However, submitting multiple applications will result in the cancellation of the candidature.

Q: How many exam cities can a candidate choose?

A: A candidate can choose up to three cities while submitting the application form. However, he/ she will be allotted only one centre of his/ her choice.

Q: Can candidates bring a soft copy of the admit card to the exam centre and gain entry?

A: No.

Q: Is only the hard copy of the admit card enough to gain entry to the exam hall?

A: No. The exam-appearing candidates must bring along ID proof along with the admit card. Domestic candidates can bring one of these ID proofs: PAN card, College ID, Aadhaar UID, Driving License, Passport and Voter ID. International candidates can bring one of these ID proofs: College ID, Government issued ID, Passport, Employee ID, etc.

Q: For how many years my GATE Score is valid?

A: Three years.

 

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