GATE 2021 Notification, Exam Date, Exam Pattern, Syllabus, Admit Card, Result

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GATE 2021: Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay (IIT) has released the application form and important dates for GATE 2021. The last date to register for the application form with a late fee was 7th October 2020. IIT Bombay will conduct the Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering (GATE) from 5th February-7th February 2021 and 12th February 2021 to 14th February 2021 for the admission in the Masters & Doctoral Programs in Engineering/Technology/Architecture in IITs/NITs/IIITs and another institute across India. All the candidates must regularly visit the official website for the latest update of the exam. You can get the complete details about GATE 2021 from this article.

GATE 2021

Indian Institute of Science (IISc) Bangalore and seven Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs) at Bombay, Delhi, Guwahati, Kanpur, Kharagpur, Madras, and Roorkee on behalf of National Coordination Board (NCB)-GATE, Department of Higher Education, Ministry of Education (MoE), Government of India will jointly conduct GATE 2021 for the admission in the Masters & Doctoral Programs in Engineering/Technology/Architecture in IITs/NITs/IIITs and another institute across India. As per the latest notification the exam is scheduled to be conducted from 5th February-7th February 2021 and 12th February 2021 to 14th February 2021.

GATE examination is a Computer Based Test with objective type questions. There are two new subject papers introduced that are ES (Environmental Science and Engineering) and XH (Humanities and Social Sciences) in Economics / English / Linguistics / Philosophy / Psychology / Sociology. Read this article to know the complete detail about the GATE 2021.

GATE 2021 Exam Dates

The applicants can check the exam dates of the GATE 2021 from the table given below:

EventsDate
Online Application14 September 2020
Last date of online registration with late fee7 October 2020
Admit Card8 January 2021
Exam Dates5th February-7th February 2021 and 12th February 2021 to 14th February 2021
Result22 March 2021
Official websiteClick Here

GATE 2021 Exam Date Notice

GATE 2021 Eligibility Criteria

The applicants can check the eligibility criteria from the table given below:

AGE LimitThere is no age limit for the applicants to appear for the exam
Educational QualificationThe applicant who is currently pursuing the 3rd or higher years of any undergraduate degree program OR the candidate who has already completed any government approved degree program in Engineering / Technology / Architecture / Science / Commerce / Arts is eligible to apply for the exam.

GATE 2021 Exam Pattern

The applicants can check the exam pattern from the below table

ModeComputer Based Test
TypeMultiple Choice Questions Remaining types: Multiple Select Questions (MSQ) and/or Numerical Answer Type (NAT) Questions
SectionsGeneral Aptitude (GA) and Candidate Selected Subject
Number of Subjects27
Number of Question10 (GA) + 55 (Subject)= 65 Questions
Duration3 Hours
Distribution of Marks in all Papers EXCEPT papers AR, CY, EY, GG, MA, PH, XH and XLGeneral Aptitude: 15 Marks
Engineering Mathematics: 13 Marks
Subject Questions: 72 Marks
Total: 100 Marks
Distribution of Marks in papers AR, CY, EY, GG, MA, PH, XH and XLGeneral Aptitude: 15 Marks
Subject Questions: 85 Marks
Total: 100 Marks

GATE Exam Pattern (Revised)

GATE 2021 Important Books

There is a wide variety of books available in the market available both in online and offline mode, it just that the applicant need to make the right selection of the books in order to qualify this exam. Here we are sharing list of the names of the book which the applicants can consider while applying for the exam:

Agricultural Engineering

Name of the BookAuthor Name
Farm Machinery and EquipmentHarris Pearson Smith
Soil and Water ConservationVVN Murty
Concept of Agricultural EngineeringMohanty Das

Electrical Engineering

Name of the BookAuthor Name
Power ElectronicsUA Bakshi
Electrical MachinesNagrath Kothari
Graph TheoryNarsingh Deo

Chemical Engineering

Name of the BookAuthor Name
Heat TransferJP Holman
Mass Transport PhenomenaChristie J. Geankoplis
An Insight into Chemical EngineeringM. Subbu

Civil Engineering

Name of the BookAuthor Name
Fluid MechanicsRK Bansal
Highway EngineeringKhanna and Justo
Environment 1 and 2SK Garg

Computer Science

Name of the BookAuthor Name
AlgorithmCormen
Data Base SystemKorth
Operating SystemGalvin

Mechanical Engineering

Name of the BookAuthor Name
Fluid MechanicsRK Bansal
ThermodynamicsPK Nag
Theory of MachineS.S Ratan

GATE 2021 Admit Card

The officials will release the admit card for GATE 2021 on the official website of GOAPS.  The admit card is expected to be released from 8th January 2021. The applicants need to carry the admit card to appear for the exam with a valid Photo ID Proof. The admit card consists of Roll No, Candidate name, and many other important and relevant details. The hall ticket on the official website from where all the eligible applicants need to download it via their correct credentials. No admit card will be sent via post/email to the applicants. Candidates need to check the official website frequently for the further updates on exam.

Download GATE Admit Card Direct Link

How to download

The applicant should follow the steps given below to check the admit card:

  • Visit the official website given in the article
  • Now click on the tab “GATE 2021 Admit Card “available at the homepage
  • A new login page will be displayed on the screen
  • Now enter the asked details
  • Click on “Submit”
  • Now you can check and download the admit card

GATE 2021 Result

The officials will release the result for GATE 2021 on the official website of GOAPS.  The result is expected to be released on 22 March 2021. The candidates need to check the official website to view and download the result and the scorecard for the same. They can download the result via their correct login credentials. The applicants can check the official website frequently for the further updates on exam.

GATE Result

How To Check GATE Result 2021

The applicant should follow the steps given below to check the result:

• Visit the official website given in the article
• Now click on the tab “GATE Result 2021 “available at the homepage
• A new login page will be displayed on the screen
• Now enter your correct login credentials
• Click on “Submit”
• Now you can check and download the result

GATE 2020 Cut-Off

Refer to the table given below to check the GATE 2020 Cut Off:

Paper NameGeneralOBC (NCL)SC/ST/PWD
Mechanical Engineering (ME)34.030.622.6
Life Sciences31.728.521.1
Petroleum Engineering (PE)39.835.826.5
Civil Engineering32.929.621.9
Electronics and Communication Engineering (EC)28.825.919.2
Chemical Engineering (CH)35.732.123.8
Chemistry (CY)26.724.017.8
Electrical Engineering33.430.022.2
Biotechnology (BT)30.727.620.6
Engineering Sciences Minor (XE)26.023.417.3
Computer Science and Information Technology28.525.619.0
Textile Engineering and Fibre Science (TF) 37.1 33.324.7 
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
Geology38.434.525.6
Ecology and Evolution (EY) 42.2 37.9 28.1
Geophysics (GG) 51.9 46.7 34.6
Mining Engineering (MN)32.729.421.8
Instrumentation Engineering (IN) 34.6 31.1 23.0
Mathematics (MA) 25 22.5 16.6
Metallurgical Engineering (MT) 49.2 44.2 32.8
Physics 37.2 33.424.8 
Production and Industrial Engineering(PI) 36.6 32.9 24.4
Biomedical Engineering(BM)25.022.516.6
Statistics (ST)25.022.516.6

How to prepare for GATE 2021

The main aim of the article is to discuss all the possible relevant details for the eligible applicants who want to appear and qualify the exam to get admission to for the admission in the Masters & Doctoral Programs in Engineering/Technology/Architecture in IITs/NITs/IIITs and other institute across India. We have advised below all the possible tips and tricks that can be a great source of help to the candidates who will be appearing for the exam for the first time or anyone who wants to change their strategy of the exam preparation. Read further to know the tips and tricks to prepare for the exam:

  • Create a study schedule and strictly follow it in a disciplined and effective manner
  • Try to cover and study each section of all the subjects and clear their basic concept.
  • Analyze and understand the syllabus and exam pattern carefully before starting the exam preparation
  • Candidate must make the right selection of the notes, study material and important books which are available in market as well as in online mode for the preparation of the exam. You can refer to the “Important Books” section from this article.
  • Practice and attempt mock test and previous year question paper to improve your speed and accuracy in the exam.
  • Prepare notes from the important questions and mock tests for the quick revision.
  • Analyse the previous year cut off to understand the marking scheme well.

Frequently Asked Questions

When will the GATE 2021 be conducted?

As per the official notification the exam is scheduled to be conducted from 5th February-7th February 2021 and 12th February 2021 to 14th February 2021.Check the official website regularly for the further updates on exam.

What was the last date to register for GATE 2021?

The last date to register for the application form with late fee was 7th October 2020.

Is there any age limit to appear for GATE 2021?

There is no age limit for the applicants to appear for the exam

When will admit card for GATE 2021 be released?

The officials will release the admit card for GATE 2021 on the official website of GOAPS. The admit card is expected to be released from 8th January 2021. All the interested and eligible applicants have to download it via their correct credentials. Check the official website regularly for the further updates on exam.

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