GATE 2021 information brochure released at| Registration date announced

GATE 2021 information brochure has been released at Now, students who wants appear for GATE examinations can apply from 14 September 2020 to 30th September 2020. This year, the Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay will conduct GATE 2021. Admit Cards for GATE 2021 will be available for download from 8th January 2021 onwards.

GATE 2021 information brochure released

The GATE 2021 computer-based examination will be conducted from February 5 to 14, 2021. The examination will be held in two sessions, i.e forenoon from 9 am to 12 pm and afternoon from 3 pm to 6 pm. However, the examination dates are tentative in nature due to coronavirus pandemic.

Eligibility criteria for GATE 2021

This year relaxation has been given.
• A candidate who is currently studying in the 3rd or higher years of any undergraduate degree program OR has already completed any government approved degree program in Engineering / Technology / Architecture / Science / Commerce / Arts is eligible to appear for GATE 2021 examination.
• There is NO age limit to appear for GATE 2021 examination.

Pattern of Examination

Particulars Details
Examination Mode Computer Based Test (CBT)
Duration 3 Hours
Number of Subjects (Papers) 27
Sections General Aptitude (GA) + Candidate’s Selected Subject
Type of Questions
  1. Multiple Choice Questions (MCQ)
  2. Multiple Select Questions (MSQ) and/or
  3. Numerical Answer Type (NAT) Questions
Questions test these abilities
  • Recall
  • Comprehension
  • Application
  • Analysis and Synthesis
Number of Questions 10 (GA) + 55 (subject) = 65 Questions
Distribution of Marks in all Papers EXCEPT papers AR, CY, EY, GG, MA, PH, XH and XL General 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 XL General Aptitude: 15 Marks + Subject Questions: 85 Marks = Total: 100 Marks
Marking Scheme All of the questions will be of 1 mark or 2 marks

Application Fees for GATE 2021

The application fee per subject paper is provided below (for 2 papers the amount of fee is twice that for a single paper)

For Examination Centres in India Regular Period
(14th to 30thSept. 2020)
During the Extended Period
(1st to 7th Oct 2020)
For Female candidates (per paper) 750 1250
For SC / ST / PwD* category candidates (per paper) 750 1250
For All other candidates (per paper) 1500 2000

Detailed Marking Scheme

All Test Papers of GATE 2021 will be entirely objective type. Patterns of questions may include (i) Multiple Choice Questions (MCQ), (ii) Multiple Select Questions (MSQ), and/or (iii) Numerical Answer Type (NAT) questions.

Paper Code General Aptitude (GA) Marks Subject Marks Total Marks Total Time (Minutes)
AE, AR, AG, BT, CE, CH, CS, CY, EC, EE, ES, EY, IN, MA, ME, MN, MT, PE, PH, PI, TF, ST and BM 15 85 100 180
GG [Part A + Part B (Section 1 Geology OR Section 2 Geophysics)] 15 25 + 60 100 180
XE (Section A + Any TWO Sections) 15 15 + (2 x 35) 100 180
XH (Section B1 + Any ONE Section) 15 25 + (1 x 60) 100 180
XL (Section P + Any TWO Sections) 15 25 + (2 x 30) 100 180
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