IIT Bombay has been released the result of GATE 2021 (Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering). The exam was held on 6th February 2021 to get admission in postgraduate programs (M.E., M.Tech, MS, Direct Ph.D.) offered at institutes of national importance, including IITs, NITs, and IISc.
The Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering (GATE) is an entrance test conducted by the IISC (Indian Institute of Science) and 7 IITs (Indian Institutes of Technologies). The IITs conduct the exam in a rotational manner. GATE 2021 is being organized by IIT Bombay.
Changes in GATE 2021:
- Two new papers added: Environmental Science and Engineering (ES) and Humanities and Social Science (XH), Read Details
- Arts and commerce background students can also appear in the GATE exam.
- New Multiple Select Questions and/or Numerical Answer Type questions will be asked
- New Eligibility Criteria: Candidates in their pre-final year of qualifying degree can also appear
- Candidates can now appear in two subjects instead of one
Read Here, 9 reasons why to appear GATE exam
GATE 2021 Schedule:
IIT Bombay has released the exam schedule. Check all important dates of GATE 2021.
|Registration starts||11 September 2020|
|Last date of Online Registration||7 October 2020 (Extended)|
|Extended Closing Dates for Online Application (with late fee)||14 October 2020 (Extended)|
|Last Date of Request for Change in Exam city, Category, and Paper (with late fee)||13 November 2020|
|Application form correction re-opened||18th November 2020|
|GATE 2021 Admit Card||8 January 2021|
GATE 2021 Exam Dates
ForeNoon: 09:00 Am to 12:00 Pm
Afternoon: 03:00 Am to 06:00 Pm
6th, 7th, 13th, 14th February 2021
|Announcement of Result||20th March 2021|
GATE 2021 Admit Card:
The admit card for GATE 2021 has been released on the official website. The candidates can get their admit cards by logging in to the official website.
Steps to Download Admit Card:
Details Mentioned on GATE Admit Card
GATE admit card is a very document to be carried with you during the time of the exam. After downloading it, you should check all the details written on your admit card. Details like Candidate’s Name, Signature, Photo, Exam Date, time and day, instructions, Registration Number, complete address, paper code etc.
Documents Required with GATE 2021 Admit Card
Along with your GATE admit card, you have to carry one valid Photo Id proof to prove your identity like Passport, Driving License, PAN Card, Employee ID, College ID, Voter ID, Aadhaar UID, or Notarized Affidavit with Photo, Signature, Date of Birth & Residential Address.
NOTE: In case of any discrepancy in your admit card, you must report it to the authorities or to your Zonal Office.
GATE 2021 Syllabus:
The candidates are advised to go through the syllabus thoroughly before starting their preparation for GATE 2021. The syllabus will help the students in concentrating on the most important subjects while preparing for the exam. The candidate should check the detailed syllabus. Check out the details here.
GATE Exam Syllabus and Subjects
The GATE 2021 exam will be conducted for 27 subjects. The candidate will be allowed to attend a maximum of 2 papers paper in one session. General Aptitude section and Engineering Mathematics sections are common for all the subjects. General Aptitude constitutes 15% of the total paper weightage. Each of the following subjects has been divided into two categories one is Core Topics and the other is Special Topics. 90% of the paper will constitute core topics and 10% of the paper will have special topics. The subjects of Aeronautical Engineering has been divided in the following way.
GATE 2021 Papers with Code:
|AE: Aerospace Engineering||EC: Electronics and Communication Engg.||MT: Metallurgical Engineering||XE-D: Solid Mechanics||XH-C4: Philosophy|
|AG: Agricultural Engineering||EE: Electrical Engineering||PE: Petroleum Engineering||XE-E: Thermodynamics||XH-C5: Psychology|
|AR: Architecture and Planning||ES: Environmental Science and Engineering||PH: Physics||XE-F: Polymer Science and Engineering||XH-C6: Sociology|
|BM: Biomedical Engineering||EY: Ecology and Evolution||PI: Production and Industrial Engineering||XE-G: Food Technology||XL-P: Chemistry|
|BT: Biotechnology||GG: Geology and Geophysics||ST: Statistics||XE-H: Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences||XL-Q: Biochemistry|
|CE: Civil Engineering||IN: Instrumentation Engineering||TF: Textile Engineering and Fibre Science||XH-B1: Reasoning and Comprehension||XL-R: Botany|
|CH: Chemical Engineering||MA: Mathematics||XE-A: Engineering Mathematics||XH-C1: Economics||XL-S: Microbiology|
|CS: Computer Sc. and Information Technology||ME: Mechanical Engineering||XE-B: Fluid Mechanics||XH-C2: English||XL-T: Zoology|
|CY: Chemistry||MN: Mining Engineering||XE-C: Materials Science||XH-C3: Linguistics||XL-U: Food Technology|
Aeronautical Engineering Syllabus
Section 1: Engineering Mathematics
Linear Algebra: Vector algebra, Matrix algebra, systems of linear equations, the rank of a matrix, eigenvalues and eigenvectors.
Calculus: Functions of single variable, limits, continuity and differentiability, mean value theorem, chain rule, partial derivatives, maxima and minima, gradient, divergence and curl, directional derivatives. Integration, Line, surface and volume integrals. Theorems of Stokes, Gauss and Green.
Differential Equations: First order linear and nonlinear differential equations, higher-order linear ODEs with constant coefficients. Partial differential equations and separation of variables methods.
Special Topics: Fourier Series, Laplace Transforms, Numerical methods for linear and nonlinear algebraic equations, Numerical integration and differentiation.
Basics: Atmosphere: Properties, standard atmosphere. Classification of aircraft. Airplane (fixed wing aircraft) configuration and various parts.
Airplane performance: Pressure altitude; equivalent, calibrated, indicated air speeds; Primary flight instruments: Altimeter, ASI, VSI, Turn-bank indicator. Drag polar; takeoff and landing; steady climb & descent, absolute and service ceiling; cruise, cruise climb, endurance or loiter; load factor, turning flight, V-n diagram; Winds: head, tail & cross winds.
Static stability: Angle of attack, sideslip; roll, pitch & yaw controls; longitudinal stick fixed & free stability, horizontal tail position and size; directional stability, vertical tail position and size; dihedral stability. Wing dihedral, sweep & position; hinge moments, stick forces.
Special Topics: Dynamic stability: Euler angles; Equations of motion; aerodynamic forces and moments, stability & control derivatives; decoupling of longitudinal and lateral-directional dynamics; longitudinal modes; lateral-directional modes.
Special Topics: Orbit transfer, in-plane and out-of-plane.
Section 4: Aerodynamics
Basic Fluid Mechanics: Conservation laws: Mass, momentum (Integral and differential form);
Potential flow theory: sources, sinks, doublets, line vortex and their superposition; Viscosity, Reynold's number.
Airfoils and wings: Airfoil nomenclature; Aerodynamic coefficients: lift, drag and moment; Kutta- Joukoswki theorem; Thin airfoil theory, Kutta condition, starting vortex; Finite wing theory: Induced drag, Prandtl lifting line theory; Critical and drag divergence Mach number.
Compressible Flows Basic concepts of compressibility, Conservation equations; One-dimensional compressible flows, Fanno flow, Rayleigh flow; Isentropic flows, normal and oblique shocks, Prandtl- Meyer flow; Flow through nozzles and diffusers.
Special Topics: Elementary ideas of viscous flows including boundary layers; Wind Tunnel Testing: Measurement and visualization techniques.
Section 5: Structures
Strength of Materials: States of stress and strain. Stress and strain transformation. Mohr's Circle. Principal stresses. Three-dimensional Hooke's law. Plane stress and strain; Failure theories: Maximum stress, Tresca and von Mises; Strain energy. Castigliano's principles. Analysis of statically determinate and indeterminate trusses and beams. Elastic flexural buckling of columns. Flight vehicle structures: Characteristics of aircraft structures and materials. Torsion, bending and flexural shear of thin-walled sections. Loads on aircraft.
Structural Dynamics: Free and forced vibrations of undamped and damped SDOF systems. Free vibrations of undamped 2-DOF systems.
Special Topics: Vibration of beams. Theory of elasticity: Equilibrium and compatibility equations, Airy’sstress function.
Section 6: Propulsion
Basics: Thermodynamics, boundary layers and heat transfer and combustion thermochemistry.
Thermodynamics of aircraft engines: Thrust, efficiency and engine performance of turbojet, turboprop, turboshaft, turbofan and ramjet engines, thrust augmentation of turbojets and turbofan engines. Aerothermodynamics of non-rotating propulsion components such as intakes, combustor and nozzle.
Axial compressors: Angular momentum, work and compression, the characteristic performance of a single axial compressor stage, the efficiency of the compressor and degree of reaction.
Axial turbines: Axial turbine stage efficiency.
Centrifugal compressor: Centrifugal compressor stage dynamics, inducer, impeller and diffuser.
Rocket propulsion: Thrust equation and specific impulse, vehicle acceleration, drag, gravity losses, multi-staging of rockets. Classification of chemical rockets, the performance of solid and liquid propellant rockets.
No Special Topics
In a similar way, all the subjects are divided into core and specific subjects. The entire syllabus is provided in the information brochure Page 39.
GATE 2021 Exam Pattern:
GATE exam pattern 2021 will include the number of questions, types of questions, and marking scheme for all 27 papers of GATE. Candidates who wish to appear for GATE 2021 need to familiarise themselves with the exam pattern, syllabus and the marking scheme.
Note: Two new papers have been added for GATE 2021: ES (Environmental Science and Engineering) and XH (Humanities and Social Sciences)
In all the papers, there will be a total of 65 questions carrying 100 marks, out of which 10 questions carrying a total of 15 marks will be of General Aptitude (GA). In the papers bearing the codes AE, AG, BT, CE, CH, CS, EC, EE, IN, ME, MN, MT, PI, TF, XE, and the Engineering Mathematics will carry around 15% of the total marks. The General Aptitude section will carry 15% of the total marks and the remaining 70% percentage of the total marks is devoted to the subject of the paper. In the papers bearing the codes AR, CY, EY, GG, MA, PH and XL, the General Aptitude section will carry 15% of the total marks and the remaining 85% of the total marks is devoted to the subject of the paper.
Since a candidate is allowed to appear in only one of the 27 papers for which the GATE 2021 exam will be held, they have to carefully make a choice of the paper they wish to write.
A candidate is expected to appear in a paper appropriate to the discipline of his/her qualifying degree. However, he/she is free to choose any paper according to his/her admission plan, keeping in mind the GATE eligibility criteria of the institutions in which he/she wishes to seek admission. For more details regarding the admission criteria in any particular institute, the candidate is advised to refer to the websites of that institute.
GATE 2021 would contain different types of questions in various papers: Paper wise GATE 2021 Exam Pattern
(i) Multiple Choice Questions (MCQ) carrying 1 or 2 marks each in all papers and sections. These questions are objective in nature, and each will have a choice of four answers, out of which the candidate has to mark the correct answer(s).
(ii) Numerical Answer Questions of 1 or 2 marks each in all papers and sections. For these questions the answer is a real number, to be entered by the candidate using the virtual keypad. No choices will be shown for this type of questions.
Design of Questions
|Paper Code||Exam Pattern|
|CE, CS, EC, EE, IN, ME, AE, AG, BT, CH, MN, MT, TF, XE, PE, ST, PI, and ES||
General Aptitude (GA) – 15%
Engineering Mathematics – 15%
Subject of the Paper – 70%
|AR, CY, EY, XL, GG, MA, PH, and XH||
General Aptitude (GA) – 15%
Subject of the Paper – 85%
Gate Marking scheme:
|Paper Codes||GA Marks||Subject Marks||Total Marks|
CS, CY, EC, ES,
EE, AE, AR, AG,
BT, EY, GG, XH,
IN, MA, ME, PH, PI, TF,
MN, MT, PE, ST
|GG [Part A + Part B (Section 1 Geology OR Section 2 Geophysics)||15||25+60||100|
XE (Section A +
any two sections)
|XH (Section B1 + Any ONE Section)||15||15+1*60||100|
|XL (Section P + any two Sections)||15||15+ 2*35||100|
The questions in a paper may be designed to test the following abilities:
(i) Recall: These are based on facts, principles, formulae or laws of the discipline of the paper. The candidate is expected to be able to obtain the answer either from his/her memory of the subject or at most from a one-line computation.
Paper wise Marking Scheme of GATE 2021
For 1-mark multiple-choice questions, 1/3 marks will be deducted for a wrong answer. Likewise, for 2-marks multiple-choice questions, 2/3 marks will be deducted for a wrong answer. There is no negative marking for numerical answer type questions.
General Aptitude (GA)
In all papers, GA questions carry a total of 15 marks. The GA section includes 5 questions carrying 1 mark each (sub-total 5 marks) and 5 questions carrying 2 marks each (sub-total 10 marks).
GATE paper (excluding GG, XE and XL):
- These papers would contain 25 questions carrying 1 mark each (sub-total 25 marks) and 30 questions carrying 2 marks each (sub-total 60 marks). The question paper will consist of questions of multiple choice and numerical answer type.
- For numerical answer questions, choices will not be given. Candidates have to enter the answer (which will be a real number, signed or unsigned, e.g. 25.06, -25.06, 25, -25 etc.) using a virtual keypad. An appropriate range will be considered while evaluating the numerical answer type questions so that the candidate is not penalized due to the usual round-off errors.
GG (Geology and Geophysics)
- Apart from the General Aptitude (GA) section (compulsory), the GG question paper consists of two parts: Part A and Part B. Part A is compulsory for all the candidates.
- Part B contains two sections: Section 1 (Geology) and Section 2 (Geophysics)
- Candidates have to attempt questions in Part A and questions in either Section 1 or Section 2 of Part B.
- Part A consists of 25 questions carrying 1-mark each (sub-total 25 marks and some of these may be numerical answer type questions).
- Either section of Part B (Section 1 and Section 2) consists of 30 questions carrying 2-marks each (sub-total 60 marks and some of these may be numerical answer type questions).
XE Paper (Engineering Sciences)
- GA – General Aptitude Section (Compulsory) carrying a total of 15 marks
- Section A – Engineering Mathematics (Compulsory): This section contains 11 questions carrying a total of 15 marks. 7 questions carrying 1-mark each (sub-total 7 marks), and 4 questions carrying 2-marks each (sub-total 8 marks). Some questions may be of numerical answer type.
- Any two of B to H Sections in XE Paper: The choice of two sections from B to H can be made during the examination after viewing the questions.
- Only TWO optional sections can be answered at a time. A candidate wishing to change midway of the examination to another optional section must first choose to deselect one of the previously chosen optional sections (B to H).
- Each of the optional sections of the XE paper (Sections B through H) contains 22 questions carrying a total of 35 marks: 9 questions carrying 1-mark each (subtotal 9 marks) and 13 questions carrying 2-marks each (sub-total 26 marks). Some questions may be of numerical answer type.
XL Paper (Life Sciences)
- GA – General Aptitude Section (Compulsory) carrying a total of 15 marks
- Section P– Chemistry (Compulsory): This section contains 15 questions carrying a total of 25 marks: 5 questions carrying 1-mark each (sub-total 5 marks) and 10 questions carrying 2-marks each (sub-total 20 marks). Some questions may be of numerical answer type
- Any two of XL Sections Q to U: The choice of two sections from Q to U can be made during the examination after viewing the questions
- Only TWO optional sections can be answered at a time. A candidate wishing to change midway of the examination to another optional section must first choose to deselect one of the previously chosen optional sections (Q to U)
- Each of the optional sections of the XL paper (Sections Q through U) contains 20 questions carrying a total of 30 marks: 10 questions carrying 1-mark each (sub-total 10 marks) and 10 questions carrying 2-marks each (sub-total 20 marks). Some questions may be of numerical answer type
Note on Negative Marking for Wrong Answers
For a wrong answer chosen for the multiple-choice questions, there would be negative marking. For 1-mark multiple-choice questions, 1/3 mark will be deducted for a wrong answer. Likewise, for 2-mark multiple-choice questions, 2/3 mark will be deducted for a wrong answer. However, there is no negative marking for a wrong answer in numerical answer type questions.
GATE 2021 Cut Off:
The cut off is the minimum mark required to qualify the entrance exam. The candidates need to secure as same as the cut-off mark or more than that to be eligible for the counselling session. The cut off varies as per the different institutes, courses and the category of the candidate.
GATE cutoff 2021 - GATE cutoffs are the minimum marks that the test-takers need to score to be eligible for admission in the MTech, MSc & PhD courses offered at the GATE participating institutes. After the GATE results are announced, the conducting authority of the exam releases the qualifying cutoffs for all the GATE papers. However, the GATE participating institutes decide their admission cutoff for the selection of candidates.
Candidates who meet the minimum qualifying marks in their respective papers can participate in the counselling process conducted by CCMT for admission to IIITs, NITs, and CFTIs and COAPS for admission to IITs.
Besides admission to postgraduate programs in IITs, NITs, IISc and other engineering colleges in India, the GATE score is used by many Public Sector Undertakings for the recruitment of graduate engineers. Take a look at PSUs accepting GATE scores for recruitment.
Factors determining GATE cutoffs
GATE cutoff for each paper depends on numerous factors mentioned below:
- Number of candidates taking that paper
- The difficulty level of the GATE question paper
- Total number of available seats
- Category under which the candidate is seeking admission
- Difference between GATE qualifying cutoff and admission cutoff
Candidates need to understand the difference between the qualifying cutoff and the admission cutoff for GATE. The qualifying cutoff is the institute eligibility cutoff while admission cutoff ensures a call for admission at IITs, NITs, IIITs, and CFTIs. Qualifying GATE cutoff is released by the conducting authority and available on GOAPS while admission cutoffs are released by the individual participating institute and available on their respective counselling portals-CCMT/ COAPS.
|Qualifying Gate Cut off||Admission Gate Cut off|
|Also referred to as eligibility cutoff or IITs, NIT, IIITs, and CFTIs, it is the minimum marks a candidate must score so that he/she is eligible for admission||It is the final opening and closing ranks score fixed by the participating institutes for the selection of candidates|
|Meeting the qualifying cutoff does not mean the candidate will be selected for admission||Meeting the admission GATE cutoff does not mean that the candidate will be selected for admission.|
|The qualifying GATE cutoff is fixed before the announcement of GATE results||The admission cut off is fixed after the declaration of GATE results|
|The qualifying GATE cutoff is announced by the conducting IIT and available on GOAPS||The admission cut off is released by individual participating institutes and available on their respective counselling portal – CCMT/COAP|
|The qualifying GATE cutoff includes qualifying marks for each paper||The admission cutoff includes opening and closing ranks for courses offered at participating institutes|
Previous years GATE cutoff
Take a look at previous year GATE cutoffs for reference until the cutoffs for GATE 2021 are released.
GATE previous year cutoff
Stream and Qualifying Marks for Different Category:
|Exam Paper||General||OBC ( NCL)||SC/ST/PwD|
|Aerospace Engineering (AE)||27.2||24.4||18.1|
|Agricultural Engineering (AG)||26.3||23.6||17.5|
|Architecture and Planning (AR)||34.8||31.3||23.2|
|Civil Engineering (CE)||32.9||29.6||21.9|
|Chemical Engineering (CH)||35.7||32.1||23.8|
|Computer Science and Information Technology (CS)||28.5||25.6||19.0|
|Electronics and Communication Engineering (EC)||28.8||25.9||19.2|
|Electrical Engineering (EE)||33.4||30.0||22.2|
|Ecology and Evolution (EY)||42.2||37.9||28.1|
|Geology and Geophysics (GG)||51.9||46.7||34.6|
|Instrumentation Engineering (IN)||34.6||31.1||23.0|
|Mechanical Engineering (ME)||34.0||30.6||22.6|
|Mining Engineering (MN)||32.7||29.4||21.8|
|Metallurgical Engineering (MT)||49.2||44.2||32.8|
|Petroleum Engineering (PE)||39.8||35.8||24.5|
|Production and Industrial Engineering (PI)||33.6||32.9||24.4|
|Textile Engineering and Fibre Science (TF)||37.1||33.3||24.7|
|Engineering Sciences (XE-A, B, C, D, E, F, G, H)||26.0||23.4||17.3|
|Life Sciences (XL-P, Q, R, S, T, U)||31.7||28.5||
GATE 2021 Application Form:
IIT Bombay has released the application form of GATE 2021 (Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering) on 28th October. The registration process has been closed for GATE 2021.
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GATE 2021 application is an online process that included registration, filling the online application form, uploading the required documents, and payment of application fee. Take a look at the detailed GATE 2020 registration process below:
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Step 1: Register on the GOAPS website
To begin with, aspirants were requested to visit - http://appsgate.iisc.ernet.in. It could also be accessed from the official website of the respective zonal GATE offices or the website of the GATE 2021 organizing institute.
Note: The login to the GOAPS interface required a password created by candidates. So, aspirants were requested to keep their password information safe and not disclose it to anyone.
Registration: Aspirants needed to register for the exam by providing a valid email address, mobile number, and a GOAPS password. All communications regarding GATE will be sent to the email address provided at the time of registration. One person was allowed to register with one e-mail address. Candidates were also advised to give their mobile numbers for communications through SMS.
GOAPS Password: Aspirants had to choose a password during their registrations through GOAPS. This password must be remembered by the candidate along with the GOAPS Enrolment ID to login to GOAPS. Students were recommended to choose a password that's hard to guess (it should not be the candidate’s name, date of birth, or any easy to guess a string of numbers or letters like 12345 or abcd).
GOAPS Enrollment ID: Once aspirants register for GATE 2021, an email containing the GOAPS Enrolment ID will be sent to the candidates on the email id provided.
Step 2: Fill the online application form for GATE 2021
To fill the GATE 2021 application form online, candidates had to log in to the official website of GOAPS using their credentials. Once logged in, candidates were able to fill the application form for GATE.
The GOAPS website allowed aspirants to enter data, “Save” partially filled form, “Logout”, and resume the filling of the application form by logging in again. The GOAPS portal is self-explanatory and user-friendly. Aspirants could also avail online help about using GOAPS on its website.
Problems in Log-in to GOAPS – In case, aspirants forgot their user ID or password, they were required to follow the instructions on the GOPAS portal to retrieve them.
Details to be filled in GATE 2021 application form
Personal information (name, date of birth, personal mobile number, parents' name, parents' mobile number, etc.). It was to be noted that the name of the candidate in the application form must be the same as that in the qualifying degree certificate (or) the certificate issued by the Head of the Department/Institute in which the candidate is pursuing his/her study. GATE 2021 scorecard will be issued as per the name entered in the application form. Prefix/title such as Mr/Shri/Dr/Mrs/Smt, etc. should NOT be used before the name.
Address for Communication (including PIN code)
Eligibility degree details
College name and address with PIN code
GATE paper (subject)
Choice of GATE examination cities
Step 3: Pay GATE 2021 application fee
After filling the online application form, candidates had to pay the GATE 2021 application fee. Details of application fee and various payment options are given below. Please remember that the application fee is non-refundable.
- On submitting the GATE 2021 filled-in application form, the website used to redirect to an online payment gateway page. Candidates had to choose the bank or mode of payment on this page after which they were redirected to the website of the bank of their choice.
- Aspirants were required to pay the fee through net-banking or debit card or e-challan.
- While trying to pay the fee, aspirants will be shown the fee amount and bank charges where they had to confirm that the payment is for GATE 2021.
- After successful payment of the GATE 2021 application form, aspirants were redirected to the GATE online application website.
- If a student came across any difficulty (due to internet connection or power failure, for example), and they were not sure whether the payment was processed or not, they were needed to login back to GOAPS and check the status of the payment. Students could also check the status with their bank.
- In case the fee amount was debited from a student's bank account and GOAPS did not acknowledge any fee payment, then the money was credited back to the account within seven working days.
- In such a case, one may initiate a fresh payment using GOAPS, even without waiting for the money to be credited back to the account so that your application was on time.
- Once the payment was successful, a unique “Fee Payment Number” was generated that MUST be saved by the candidate as it will be used in the later stages when he/she fills up the GATE 2021 Application form.
Important: Candidate should fill in the details on the GOAPS website without any error because the application is liable to be rejected if there is any error. As a checklist, candidates MUST verify that they had filled in and uploaded the following as required:
- Personal information (name, date of birth, personal mobile number, parent’s name, parent’s mobile number, etc.).
- Address for communication (including PIN code).
- Eligibility degree details (College address, PIN code of college).
- The signed application form (with photograph affixed) with Principal’s certificate, if that is the proof of your eligibility to appear in GATE 2021 or other eligibility documents required to appear in GATE 2021 (e.g., degree certificate).
- A high-quality image of a recent photograph
- Category certificate in case a discounted application fee is claimed
- Good quality image of signature
- Details of the same valid ID Proof that will be carried to the examination hall
- Fee payment number
Note: Before submitting the GATE 2021 application, please ensure that all the details and all the necessary supporting documents are filled/uploaded and there is NO ERROR. An application once submitted cannot be changed/rectified. The current status of an application will be updated after the receipt and scrutiny of the application by the respective zonal GATE Office. This status can be checked anytime by logging into GOAPS.
Documents to be uploaded while filling GATE 2021 application form
Take a look at the below documents to be uploaded to complete the GATE 2021 registration process:
- A high-quality image of candidate's photograph conforming to the specified requirements (File size should be between 2KB and 200KB)
- Good quality image of candidate's signature conforming to the specified requirements (File size should be between 2KB and 150KB)
- Scanned copy of the Eligibility Certificate in pdf format (Degree Certificate or Provisional Certificate or Certificate from the Head of the Department/ Institute (format specified in Appendix A of the Information Brochure) (File size should be between 10KB and 300KB)
- Scanned copy of Category (SC/ST) certificate (if applicable) in pdf format (File size should be between 10KB and 300KB)
- Scanned copy of PwD Certificate (if applicable) in pdf format (File size should be between 10KB and 300KB)
- Scanned copy of Dyslexic Certificate (if applicable) in pdf format (File size should be between 10KB and 300KB)
- Details of the valid Identity Document* (ID) (The same ID, in original, should be carried to the examination hall)
- Net-banking/debit card/credit card details for fee payment
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How to make changes in GATE 2021 paper?
- Visit the official website of GOAP
- Log in using your enrollment ID or email address and password
- Once you log in, you would choose the paper you wish to appear for in GATE 2021
- Hit the ‘Submit’ button after choosing your preferred subject, you will be redirected to the payment page. Entering the captcha will lead you to the payment page.
- Pay the requisite for GATE 2021 application correction and take the print out of revised application form.
GATE 2021 Counselling:
The counseling session for GATE 2021 will start soon after the declaration of the result. The counseling will be done separately for IITs, NITs & for different institutes. The selected candidates will be intimated for the counselling session. The candidates have to appear for group discussion and personal interview process for the selection & seat allotment
GATE 2021 application is an online process that includes registration, filling the online application form, uploading the required documents, and payment of application fee. Take a CCMT 2020 Counselling
CCMT 2021 Counseling
For participating in CCMT, candidates have to apply online after the declaration of the result. Candidates can apply for all the 30 NITs and 9 CFTIs through GATE CCMT Counselling.
Features of CCMT 2021
- Candidates have to report to these centers during the seat allotment process (after any round).
- There they have to pay the Seat Confirmation fee and another fee along with other necessary formalities.
- All National Spot Round Registered Candidates will have to visit any Reporting center for the document verification process.
- Candidates must have valid GATE score
- A minimum of 6.5 CGPA or 60% marks must be acquired in the qualifying exam (For General and OBC).
- For SC/ST/PwD category candidates, the eligibility is set at a minimum of 6.0 CGPA or 55% marks.
CCMT 2021 Admission Process
Pre - Allotment Process
- Register on the Official portal of CCMT between April 10 – May 11, 2021 (tentatively)
- The registration fee for CCMT is INR 2200 for OC/OB and INR 1700 for SC/ST/PwD candidates.
- Fill the correct and verifiable information during registration and choice filling process.
- You can change, reorder, delete or add programmes or institutes as per your preference.
- Candidates Will be allotted seats on the basis of the ranks in GATE 2021.
- Those who have been allotted seats have to pay the Seat Acceptance Fee of INR 20000 through online mode.
- Thereafter, report at any one of the reporting centers on the given date.
- Candidates have to produce the original documents for verification.
Getting Admitted To ‘Allotted Institute’
- All the candidates who have been allotted seats and reported at any Reporting Centers during any of the three rounds (i.e. 1st, 2nd, or 3rd round) have to complete the provisional seat confirmation process by paying ‘Seat Confirmation Fee’ (10,000) on the given date.
- The balance fee with respect to allotted institutes has to be paid to the respective allotted Institute at the time of physical reporting (after 3rd round of allotment and internal sliding) at the allotted institute.
- The tentative fee of all PIs is displayed on CCMT website.
IITs M.Tech Admission through GATE 2021 (COAP)
By now, for participating in admission rounds of M.Tech in IITs, candidates have to register online at GATE COAP.
- It is a common platform where all the participating IITs will upload admission offer letters in the common time window.
- Based on GATE scores and applications submitted by candidates, COAP will offer admission.
- Candidates seeking M.Tech admissions (and also applied) in any of the participating Institutes of COAP and who have a valid GATE score can register at COAP.
- GATE conducting body will not organize any counselling program.
NOTE: State Universities M.Tech Admission through GATE
Post declaration of GATE result, state universities and other private institutes will conduct GATE counselling for admission to MTech programs.
Other Universities Accepting GATE score
Many other Universities also use GATE Scorecard as a parameter for seat allotment in postgraduate courses offered by them. Here we are providing you with the preferred colleges for pursuing M.E./M.Tech after IITs and NITs.
- Adi Shankara Institute of Engineering and Technology
- Bharati Vidyapeeth, Pune
- COEP (College of Engineering, Pune)
- DAIICT (Dhirubhai Ambani Institute of Information and Communication Technology)
- DIAT Pune
- DTU (Delhi Technical University)
- IISc Bangalore
- IITM-K (Indian Institute of Technology and Management- Kerala)
- Maharashtra M.Tech Admission
- PEC (Punjab Engineering College)
- RGIPT (Rajiv Gandhi Institute of Petroleum and Technology)
- RGUKT Hyderabad
- Thapar University
- University of Hyderabad
- Admission to these institutes can be sought after applying separately for each of them. Different Universities will release their eligibility criteria and schedule for admission.
Documents Required during Counselling
At the time of counselling, candidates would be required to carry the following documents:
- Class 10th certificate and mark sheet
- Class 12th certificate and mark sheet
- Graduation mark sheet of all the semester
- Caste certificate (if applicable)
- EWS Certificate (if applicable)
- GATE Admit Card
- Valid Photo ID
- GATE Scorecard
- College leaving certificate issued by the college
- Passport size photograph of the candidate.
ISc Bangalore Admission through GATE
IISc Bangalore will release the application form in February 2021. The last date to apply for M.Tech admissions at IISc Bangalore via GATE will be in March 2020. Read More About IISc Bangalore Admission through GATE 2020:
- Based on GATE scores and certain eligibility criteria defined by IISc Bangalore, the admission rounds take place.
- Candidates possessing a minimum of the second class in the following degrees are eligible to apply for admission in Research Programs (PhD/MTech)-
- 70% weight will be given GATE 2021 score and 30% weight will be given to written test or personal interview.
All the regular students (except M.Mgt) who join the Institute are eligible for a scholarship from CSIR/ UGC/ ICMR/ DBT/AICTE/ DAE (NBHM) depending upon their mode of entry. IISc provides MHRD scholarship for selected students whose mode of entry is not through any of the above agencies. Scholarships from many Indian and multinational agencies and business houses are also available for meritorious students.
GATE 2021 Result:
The result for GATE 2021 is declared on the official website of GATE. The candidates will be able to check their results by logging in to the website using their respective credentials (registration no & Email ID). The result will be available in the form of a scorecard. The candidates can check and download their scorecard for their future use. The scorecard will be valid for 3 years from the announcement of the results.
Candidates can follow the below steps to check GATE result on the official website of GOAPS
- Visit the official website of GOAPS
- Click on the 'GATE result' button
- Fill in the required details
- Click the 'Submit' button'
- GATE 2021 result/ scorecard will be displayed on the screen
- Only those who qualify the exam will be able to download GATE 2021 scorecard when released
- GATE 2021 scores will also be used as one of the criteria for recruiting students for various profiles in Government Organizations like Cabinet Secretariat, and National/State Public Sector Undertakings in India.
How to Download GATE Score Card 2021?
GATE results are declared by the conducting authority before the release of scorecards. This is only to tell if a candidate has cleared the exam or not. However, the final GATE score card carrying the candidate's overall score and rank is released after five days of result declaration. Take a look at the below steps to check download GATE scorecard from GOAPS website:
- Visit the official website of GOAPS
- Login using the registered credentials
- Click open GATE 2021 scorecard link
- Candidate's scorecard with the GATE rank and overall score will be displayed on the screen
- Download and take a print out of the same for future reference
Details Printed on GATE 2021 Score Card
A candidate's GATE score card comprises the following details:
- Candidate's name, photograph, and signature
- GATE registration number
- GATE paper appeared for
- GATE Score out of 100
- The validity of the GATE score
- Section-wise marks
- GATE All India Rank (AIR)
- Total number of candidates who appeared for GATE
- QR Code
What is GATE Normalisation?
The GATE exam is held in both single and multi-session for a few papers. This is because such papers have a large number of aspirants. Due to this, the conducting body has to use the process of normalization to ensure unbiased results in multi-session GATE paper.
The process of normalization in GATE is based on the assumption that the ability of candidates is equally distributed across all sections in a multi-session exam. It is the responsibility of the exam conducting body (IIT Bombay for GATE 2021) to ensure that the number of candidates in each session is of the same magnitude. The process of normalizations will be different for single and multi-session exams. The raw marks of a single session will be used to compute a candidate's GATE score whereas, the marks in the multi-session exam will be normalized and then used to compute the final GATE score.
GATE 2021 Answer Key:
GATE 2021 answer key along with the official question papers for all 25 papers will be released by IIT Bombay after the exam is concluded. The test takers can access the GATE answer key on the official website of GOAPS. To be able to check the same, candidates will have to log in on the official website using their registered credentials. According to the official website of GOAPS, the answer keys are finalized by the GATE committee. No emails and telephone calls will be entertained on this matter.
The exam conducting authority will release the provisional GATE 2021 answer key first along with the candidate's response sheet. Test takers can check and download their response sheet by entering enrollment ID/email address/registration ID and GOAPs password in the login window. The final answer keys for GATE are made available basis the objections received from candidates.
Steps to download the GATE answer key:
Step 1: Visit the official website
Step 2: Login using registered credentials
Step 3: Check and download the GATE answer key
Step 4: Also take a print out for future reference
After the release of the provisional GATE answer keys and response sheet, candidates get the opportunity to raise objections if they are not satisfied with the released answer keys. The exam conducting body takes the objections into considerations and if the objections are found genuine then the official answer key will be revised.
Candidates who wish to raise objections against the GATE answer key need to fill an online form. Follow the below steps to access the online form and raise objections:
To know GATE 2021 Final Answer Key and Question Papers(official), Check here
GATE 2021 Eligibility:
The candidates have to meet the eligibility criteria set by the authorities to appear in the exam. It is advisable to the candidates to check the criteria before registering on the website for the exam. Note that, one candidate can apply for one paper only. The candidates also have to meet the educational qualification to be eligible for the exam.
Note: There is a change in eligibility for GATE 2021. Candidate studying in 3rd year of his/her graduation can also apply.
Highlights of GATE 2021 Eligibility:
- There is no minimum or maximum age limit prescribed to appear for the examination.
- GATE eligibility criteria 2021 consists of nationality, academic qualifications and age limit criteria.
- There is no limit on the number of attempts to appear or apply for GATE 2021
- The eligibility for M.Tech admission through GATE score may vary as per the participating institute. Check GATE Syllabus
- Go through the following article to know more information on GATE Eligibility Criteria 2021.
Eligibility for B.E./B.Tech/B.Pharm. Students
Passed a Bachelor degree (4 years after 10+2 or 3-years after Diploma in Engineering/Technology) in Engineering/ Technology or currently in the final year of the degree. The Year of qualification must not be later than 2021
Eligibility for B.Arch Students
Passed a 5-years Bachelor degree in Architecture or currently in the final year of the degree. The Year of qualification must not be later than 2021
Eligibility for B.Sc. (Research) Students
Passed a Bachelor's degree in Science (Post-Diploma/ 4-years after 10+2) or currently appearing (4th year) of degree. The Year of qualification must not be later than 2021
Eligibility for Pharm. D.
Passed 10+2 and 6 years degree program, consisting of internship or residency training, during third year onwards
Eligibility for MBBS
Degree holders of M.B.B.S. and those who are in the 5th/6th/7th semester or higher semester of such program.
Eligibility for M.Sc., MA, MCA Students
Passed a Master’s degree in any branch of Science/Mathematics/Statistics/Computer Applications or equivalent or currently appearing in the final year. The Year of qualification must not be later than 2021
Integrated M.E./M.Tech (Post B.Sc.) Post-B.Sc.
Passed a 4years Integrated Master’s degree programs in Engineering/Technology or are appearing in the 2nd/3rd/4th year are also eligible. The Year of qualification must not be later than 2021
Eligibility for M.E./M.Tech. or Dual Degree (after Diploma or 10+2)
Passed a 5years Integrated Master’s degree program or Dual Degree program in Engineering /Technology or currently appearing in the 4th or 5th year. The Year of qualification must not be later than 2021
Eligibility for B.Sc. / B.A. / B.Com
Passed Bachelor degree in any branch of Science / Arts / Commerce (3 years program)
Eligibility for Integrated M.Sc. Integrated B.S./M.S.
Passed Integrated M.Sc. or 5years Integrated B.S.- M.S. program or currently appearing in the final year. Year of qualification must not be later than 2021
Eligibility for Students having Degree from Professional Society Examination (equivalent to B.E/B.Tech/B.Arch)
Passed a B.E/B.Tech/B.Arch. or equivalent examinations, of Professional Societies, recognized by MHRD/UPSC/AICTE (e.g. AMIE by Institution of Engineers-India, AMICE by the Institute of Civil Engineers-India)
Completed Section A or equivalent of such professional courses
Note- Professional Certificate/ Provisional Certificate/ Course Completion/ Membership Certificate issued by the Society or Institute Copy of Mark sheet for Section “A”.
GATE Eligibility for International Applicants
GATE 2021 enables candidates from Bangladesh, Ethiopia, Nepal, Singapore, Sri Lanka, and the United Arab Emirates to seek admissions to M.Tech or PhD courses in various IITs and IISc Bangalore. The all-India exam will be conducted in the mentioned countries for applicants from these nationalities. International candidates are required to satisfy the following GATE Eligibility Criteria:
Completed a Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering or Master’s Degree in a relevant Science Subject.
Appearing for the final year of the degree course are also eligible.
GATE Eligibility for Candidates Having Backlog:
Candidates who have backlogs (arrears/ failed subjects) in any paper of the qualifying degree or have appeared in the final year/ semester examination in 2021 should do the following either
Submit a copy of any one of the marks sheets of the final year or
Have to obtain a declaration from their Principal along with the signature and seal beforehand and upload the same during the online submission of the application form
If a candidate has passed any one of the qualifying examinations as given above or earlier then such candidates have to submit the course completion certificate/degree certificate/membership certificate/professional certificate and provisional certificate issued by the society or institute.
If any candidate is expected to complete any one of the qualifying degrees in 2021 or later as given above then such candidate has to submit a certificate from the Principal or a copy of marks card for section A of AMIE.
Certificate from Principal: Candidates who have to submit a certificate from their college Principal have to obtain one from his/her institution beforehand and upload the same during the online submission of the application form.
Documents for Reserved Category
Candidates will require the following certificates for each and every category for the GATE exam. Here we will provide you with the certificate form and format link.
SC/ ST certificate (click here for Format and Form
OBC certificate is not required in taking the GATE Exam but it will be mandated to present while taking admission.
PWD Certificate if he/ she has at least 40% disability as per government rules
Authorities empowered to issue SC/ST Certificate are mentioned below:
Authorities empowered to issue the dyslexic certificate and PwD category are mentioned below:
What is GATE Eligibility Certificate?
It is a final year mark sheet/Certificate from HOD/Institute. The document should be a scanned copy of the degree or provisional certificate in pdf format. The size should not exceed 300KB while uploading the document while filling the GATE Application Form.
In case a candidate has not received the degree or provisional certificate from the university/institute then a Certificate from Principle (for use as the eligibility certificate only for the final year or backlog candidates) can be uploaded. The minimum size of the eligibility certificate is 10KB.
Qualifying for the GATE 2021 examination is mandatory for M.Tech admissions to IITs, NITs, IIITs, and CFTIs. As no counselling is held through GATE thus applicants will have to apply separately where they wish to take admissions. For M.Tech admission in IITs, register through COAP and for admission in NITs, IIITs and CFTIs, register through Centralized Counselling – CCMT.
GATE 2021 FAQs:
Q: From where I can get my GATE 2021 admit card?
A: GATE 2021 admit card only be downloaded from the GOAPS website from 3rd January 2021. Admit card will not send to candidates via post or as an email attachment.
Q: Is Admit Card alone sufficient for gate entry?
A: No. Students must keep a print out of the downloaded admit card along with the original ID proof mentioned in the official website.
Q: Can I bring admit card with my mobile, tablet or laptop to gain entry to the examination center?
A: No. Students are advised to take a print out of the admit card along with the valid ID proof (Driving Licence, Adhar Card, Voter ID card Ration Card).
Q: After the submission of the application, am I permitted to change any of my details?
A: Yes you can. But with a certain time period. You can change your personal details before the last date of paying the fee.
Q: Can I use a physical calculator in the examination center?
A: No. Only the scientific calculator is only permissible in the examination hall.
Q: What is the mode of exam for GATE 2021?
A: GATE is a computer-based exam conducted jointly by IITs and IIsc
Q: What is the duration of GATE 2021 exam and am I permissible to go outside during the exam?
A: Time duration is 180 minutes or 3 hours.
: No. You are not allowed to go outside during the exam.
Q: Can I get a refund if I paid twice for GATE 2021?
A: Yes it will be refunded to you by GOAPS (GATE Online Application Processing System).
Q: If I select the wrong paper in my GATE 2021 application form then what will I do?
A: Yes you can change the required paper but a new application with a new email ID.
Q: How many papers can a student choose while she/he filling the application form?
A: Candidates only have the option to choose one subject paper at a time. Choosing the right subject is the responsibility of the candidates.
Q: Is the GATE score is useful for Jobs?
A: Basically GATE scores important to get admission into the master programme. But some Public Sector Unit (PSU) take candidates by their GATE score.
Q: What are the eligibility criteria for GATE 2021?
A: Before attempting the GATE 2021 students are advised to check the eligibility criteria mentioned in the official website.
- Bachelor's degree in Engineering & Technology (4 years for 10+2, 3 years after diploma)
- Master's Degree in any related branch
Q: Is there any age limit to appear the GATE exam?
A: No. But candidates at least a bachelor degree in any stream.