GATE 2021

GATE (Graduate aptitude test in Engineering) is a national level entrance exam. The exam is a gateway to get admission in Master’s programs and direct Doctoral programs in EngineeringTechnologyArchitecture and Doctoral programs in relevant branches of Science. Many public sector undertakings such as BHEL, Indian Oil Corporation, NTPC, Bhabha Atomic Research Centre (there are PSUs totaling 217 in number) are using the GATE score for selecting candidates for their organizations.

It is conducted every year jointly by the Institute of Science (IISc), Bangalore & one of the IITs. IIT Bombay is the conducting body of GATE 2021.

GATE 2021: What’s New

  1. IIT Bombay has intro diced two new subjects – Environmental Science and Engineering (ES) and Humanities and Social Science (XS). The total number of subjects in GATE 2021 has increased to 27.
  2. IIT Bombay has also relaxed the eligibility criteria for students. According to the institute’s statement, GATE-2021 Eligibility criteria have been relaxed from a minimum of 10+2+4 (ongoing) to a minimum of 10+2+3 (ongoing). It will enable even those in the third year of their undergraduate studies to appear for the examination.
  3. In another newly introduced change, students applying for GATE 2021 can also opt for two subject papers from the prescribed set of combinations.


GATE 2021 Important Dates:

Online application form open11/09/2020
Closing of submission of application form08/10/2020
Last date for submission of application fee (an additional fee will be applicable)14/10/2020
Change of category, paper & exam city (an additional fee will be applicable)28/10/2020 to 13/11/2020
Admit Card availability08/01/2021
GATE 2021 Examination5th – 7th and 12th – 14th February 2021
Announcement of Result22/03/2021
Score card available26th March – 31st May 2021

GATE 2021 Study Plan



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