Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering 2021 or GATE 2021 is the entrance examination for admission to M.Tech., Ph.D., Master of Planning and M.E.. GATE 2021 is conducted by Indian Institute of Technology Bombay.
GATE for the year 2021 has been announced by Indian Institute of Technology Bombay and will be held from 05/02/2021 to 14/02/2021. The application forms will be available from 11/09/2020 till 14/10/2020. The exam is in online mode. The duration of the exam will be 180 minutes. It is being conducted in English language. Admit card will be available from 08/01/2021. Result is expected to be announced on 22/03/2021.
The Minimum Academic Qualifications for GATE 2021 required are that students are currently studying in the 3 rd or higher years of any undergraduate degree program OR has already completed any government-approved degree program in Engineering / Technology / Architecture / Science / Commerce / Arts.
Details of eligibility criteria mentioned in the table.
|Degree/Program||Qualifying Degree/Examination||Description of Eligible Candidates||Expected Year of Completion|
|B.E. / B.Tech. / B.Pharm.||Bachelor’s degree in Engineering / Technology (4 years after 10+2 or 3 years after B.Sc. / Diploma in Engineering / Technology)||Currently in the 3 rd year or higher grade or already completed||2022|
|B. Arch.||Bachelor’s degree of Architecture (5- year course) / Naval Architecture (4- year course) / Planning (4- year course)||Currently in the 3 rd year or higher grade or already completed||2023 (for 5-year program), 2022 (for 4-year program)|
|B.Sc. (Research) / B.S.||Bachelor’s degree in Science
(Post-Diploma/4 years after 10+2)
|Currently in the 3 rd year or higher grade or already completed||2022|
|Pharm. D. (after 10+2)||6 years degree program, consisting of internship or residency training, during third year onwards||Currently in the 3 rd/4 th/5th/6th year or already completed||2024|
|M.B.B.S||Degree holders of M.B.B.S. and those who are in the 5 th/6th/7th semester or higher semester of such programme.||5th, 6th, 7th or higher semester or already completed||2022|
|M. Sc. / M.A. / MCA or equivalent||Master’s degree in any branch of Arts/Science/Mathematics/Statistics/ Computer Applications or equivalent||Currently in the first year or higher or already Completed||2022|
|Int. M.E./ M.Tech.
|Post-B.Sc Integrated Master’s degree programs in Engineering/ Technology (4-year program)||Currently, in the 1 st / 2 nd/3rd/4th year or already completed||2024|
|Int. M.E./ M.Tech. or Dual Degree (after Diploma or 10+2)||Integrated Master’s degree program or Dual Degree program in Engineering/Technology (5-year program)||Currently in the 3 rd /4 th/5th year or already completed||2023|
|B.Sc. / B.A. / B.Com||Bachelor degree in any branch of Science / Arts / Commerce (3 years program)||Currently in the 3 rd year or already completed||2021|
|Int. M.Sc. / Int. B.S. / M.S.||Integrated M.Sc. or 5-year integrated B.S.-M.S. program||Currently in the 3 rd year or higher or already completed||2022|
|Professional Society Examinations (equivalent to B.E. / B.Tech. / B.Arch.)||B.E./B.Tech./B.Arch. equivalent examinations of Professional Societies, recognized by MoE/UPSC/AICTE (e.g. AMIE by Institution of EngineersIndia, AMICE by the Institute of Civil Engineers-India and so on)||Completed Section A or equivalent of such professional courses||NA|
• There is no age limit to appear for GATE 2021.
For more details refer to the prospectus
|Events||Start Date||Last Date|
|Application Form||11/09/2020||07/10/2020 11:55 pm|
|Application Form With Late Fee||-||14/10/2020 11:55 pm|
|Application Form Correction||28/10/2020||13/11/2020 11:55 pm|
|Admit Card Release Date||08/01/2021||-|
|GATE 2021 Exam Date||
|Declaration of result||22/03/2021||-|
Test Centre Details
• The information of the Test centre allocated is provided along with admit card.
• It includes the address of the centre.
• One should locate the centre on Google Maps.
• It is a good practice and strongly advised to visit the centre one day before to know about the time taken to reach the centre. By doing so one can reach well in time on the examination day. It prevents wastage of time trying to locate the centre and thus avoids the stress created, if the centre is not easy to find.
Details of Application Fee for GATE 2021
Note: The application fee mentioned Does Not Include service charges, processing fees and any other charges that the banks may levy. *PwD means Persons with Disability
|For Examination Centres in India||Regular Period||During the
|Female / SC / ST / PwD* category candidates||Rs. 750||Rs. 1250|
|All other candidates||Rs. 1500||Rs. 2000|
|For Examination Centres outside India (All Candidates)|
|Addis Ababa, Colombo, Dhaka and Kathmandu (per paper)||US$ 50||US$ 70|
|Dubai and Singapore||US$ 100|
General Instructions for filling up the Application Form
Students applying for the GATE 2021 have to fill up the application form on the official site.
A student can submit the application only once; multiple forms will be rejected.
The submission is ONLINE only
Requirements to be readied before you start filling up the Application Form of GATE 2021
The Usual Steps in filling up the Online Application Form of the GATE 2021:
Step-1: Students have register for Online Application Form. A login and Password are created.
Step-2: Student has to Complete the Application Form and its various sections
Step-3: Required documents in the form of Scanned Images
Step-4: Payments have to be made by Debit / Credit Card / Net Banking / UPI / PAYTM
Important Instructions about GATE 2021 Application Process
The Questions for the test shall be based on a Common Syllabus as notified in the Prospectus or Information Brochure of GATE 2021 exam as set by the Governing body.
For the syllabus, details refer to the prospectus or Information Brochure of GATE 2021 Exam
Sample Paper Link: View/Download
The Subjects included for GATE 2021 Exam are:
Syllabus Link: View/Download
|Admit Card Download Start Date||08/01/2021|
Preparation for the Exam Day
Before entering the Exam Centre
After entering the centre
|Result URL||Check your result here|
After the declaration of results, GATE 2021 Scorecards of the qualified candidates can be downloaded free of cost between March to May from the GOAPS portal. It is highly recommended that a softcopy of the scorecard is safely stored by the candidate for all future uses.
In case, GATE qualified candidates require the soft copy of their GATE Scorecard after May and till December , they MUST pay a fee of ₹500 (Rupees five hundred only) for obtaining the same. From January onwards, NO scorecard will be issued by GATE authority for GATE 2021 qualified candidates. There is NO provision for the issue of hard copies of the GATE Scorecard