GATE Exam Date 2021 Available, Registration, Paper Code Details

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The IIT Bombay and GATE Authorities have released the GATE Exam Date for the year 2021. According to the official notice, the tentative GATE Exam Date is in February 2020. The application link of the GATE will be active in August first week 2020. In this article, I have talked about the GATE Exam Date, Eligibility criteria, Exam Pattern, Paper codes, etc.

GATE Exam Date

The GATE Exam Date and schedule along with the paper codes are been released by the examination authorities. The GATE Exam for the session 2021 will be conducted in the first week of February 2021. The students who aspire to appear for the GATE exam can go on with the preparations with full swing. The GATE exam will be a computer-based examination and will contain three subjects viz General Aptitude, Engineering Mathematics, and subject chose by the student. The GATE exam helps the students to pursue M. Tech, PhD or any other higher learning program.

Summary of GATE Exam Date

Recruiting OrganisationIIT Bombay
Notified ExamGraduate Aptitude Test in Engineering/ GATE 2021
Notification DateAugust 2020
Online RegistrationAugust 2nd week to September 2020
Application ProcessOnline
Latest Exam DatesCBT- 5th, 6th, 7th, 12th, 13th & 14th February 2021
Personal Interview- To be notified later
Total Institutes participating1000+ Engineering college accept GATE score for admission
QualificationThe candidate needs to have completed his graduation in any of the disciplines as notified in the notification.
The candidate needs to possess work experience.
Selection processComputer Based Test
Group Discussion and Personal Interview
Official notificationRead here
Official WebsiteClick Here

GATE Exam Date Schedule 2021

The IIT Bombay has released the GATE Exam Date and Schedule 2021 on the official website, the students can download the official GATE Exam Date from the official website:

Examination Date Time SlotSessionPaper Code
First Week of February 202109:30 – 12:30 hrsForenoon SessionIN, ME1, MT, PE, PH
First Week of February 202114:30 – 17:30 hrsAfternoon SessionCY, ME2, PI
First Week of February 202109:30 – 12:30 hrsForenoon SessionAR, BM, BT, CH, MA, MN, ST, XE, XL
First Week of February 202114:30 – 17:30 hrsAfternoon SessionAE, AG, EC, GG
First Week of February 202109:30 – 12:30 hrsForenoon SessionEE, EY, TF
First Week of February 202114:30 – 17:30 hrsAfternoon SessionCS
First Week of February 202109:30 – 12:30 hrsForenoon SessionCE1
First Week of February 202114:30 – 17:30 hrsAfternoon SessionCE2

Eligibility Criteria of GATE Exam

The candidate having the following eligibility can apply for GATE 2021:

  • The student who wishes to appear for the exam must be Indian by nationality.
  • There is no age limit for the candidates as notified by the GATE Authorities to apply and appear in GATE 2021.
  • The candidate must have completed his B.Tech in any of the streams to apply for GATE 2021.
  • There is no specific percentage as notified by the institute for applying.

How to Register for the GATE Exam?

The GATE Application Form will be available on the official website fro, 2nd week of August 2020. The authorities have already released the GATE Exam Date for the registration and application/The students who are eligible for the GATE exam can fill the application form of GATE. The candidates should follow the following steps which are given below to submit their GATE Application Form 2020.

  1. Go to the official website of GATE
  2. Click on the “Apply” tab on the home page.
  3. Click on GATE Application Form 2020 and read it carefully.
  4. After reading GATE Notification, click on the proceed button.
  5. Enter your details to complete the registration process.
  6. After that login again using your Registration ID and Password.
  7. Now upload required scanned documents and make a payment of application fees.
  8. Post this, upload the scanned colored photograph and signature of the candidate,
  9. Upload the essential certificates as asked by the application form,
  10. The application fee for the general candidate is Rs 1500 while it is Rs 750 for SC/ST/PWD.
  11. After paying your application fees click on the submit button and take a print out of your application form.

Courses and paper code offered by GATE exam

SubjectPaper code
Aerospace EngineeringAE
Instrumentation EngineeringIN
Agricultural EngineeringAG
Architecture and PlanningAR
Mechanical EngineeringME
Bio-medical EngineeringBM
Mining EngineeringMN
Metallurgical EngineeringMT
Civil EngineeringCE
Petroleum EngineeringPE
Chemical EngineeringCH
Computer Science and Information TechnologyCS
Production and Industrial EngineeringPI
Electronics and Communication EngineeringEC
Textile Engineering and Fibre ScienceTF
Electrical EngineeringEE
Engineering SciencesXE
Environmental Science and EngineeringES
Humanities and Social SciencesXH
Ecology and EvolutionEY
Life SciencesXL
Geology and GeophysicsGG

GATE Exam Pattern

The GATE Exam is the toughest exam in the country, there are a lot of students who have appeared for the examination but find it very hard to crack the exams. The GATE Exam is always conducted online on a computer-based test with four subjects namely, General Aptitude, Engineering Mathematics, and a subject according to their UG course.

Duration of Exam3 hours
Mode of the examComputer based test
Total Number of Questions65
Total Marks100
Type of QuestionMultiple Choice Questions (MCQ)
 Numerical Answer Type (NAT) Questions
SectionsGeneral Aptitude
 Engineering Mathematics (for XL papers it is Chemistry)
 Subject – Specific section
 General Aptitude SectionThe paper will consist of a mandatory General Aptitude (GA) section which will have 10 questions. Out of which 5 of the questions will be of 1 mark and the remaining 5 will be of 2 marks. The total marks for this section will be 15 marks.
Marking Scheme1 marks MCQs – 1/3 mark will be deducted for every wrong answer.
 2 marks MCQs – 2/3 mark will be deducted for every wrong response.
 Zero marks will be awarded for un-attempted questions
 No negative marking will be done for Numerical Answer Type (NAT) questions
 1 marks MCQs – 1/3 mark will be deducted for every wrong answer.

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