GATE (Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering)

Friday, February 5, 2021

GATE 2021

Notification | Eligibility | Exam Dates | Application Form | Exam Pattern | Syllabus | Admit Cards | Result | Counselling

Organising Institute for GATE 2021 is Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Bombay

GATE 2021 is an Entrance exam for postgraduate Engineering courses offered by IITs and several premier engineering colleges. Students who are in their final semester of engineering course or students who have passed the undergraduate course in engineering appear for GATE to go further for higher studies. The entrance test is a pathway for the students to get admissions in reputed colleges and universities to pursue their Master’s Degree. GATE 2021 entrance exam is conducted by seven zonal IITs and IISc on a rotational basis. Complete details of GATE 2021 viz, notification, eligibility, application forms, important dates, exam pattern, admit cards, results etc are given below.

GATE Sample Question Papers


GATE 2021 Toppers List  GATE 2021 Result


GATE 2021 Important Notifications

GATE 2021 Exam Dates has been released. GATE 2021 exam is administered by IIT Delhi. The application process for GATE 2021 starts on 14th September 2020 and ends on 7th October 2020. GATE 2021 exam is scheduled to be conducted on 5th to 14th Feb 2021. 

GATE 2021 Information Brochure


GATE 2021: New Changes Introduced this Year

Some major changes are done for the GATE 2021 examination, They are:

  • The GATE 2021 examination will be conducted for a total of 27 papers.
  • Two NEW subject papers are introduced:
    i. ES (Environmental Science and Engineering)
    ii. XH (Humanities and Social Sciences) in Economics / English / Linguistics /
    Philosophy / Psychology / Sociology.
  • Students will also get an opportunity to submit the application form after the due date.



GATE 2021 Important Dates

Activity Date
GATE Online Application Processing System (GOAPS) Website Opens

14th September 2020


Closing Date of REGULAR online registration / application portal

7th October 2020


End of EXTENDED period for online registration / application
(with late fee)

7th October 2020


Last Date for change of category, paper and examination city
(an additional fee will be applicable)

13th November 2020


Availability of Admit Card on the Online Application Portal
(for download and printing)

8th January 2021


GATE 2021 Examination
Forenoon:  9:00 AM to 12:00 Noon (Tentative)
Afternoon: 3:00 PM to 6:00 PM (Tentative)
5th February 2021 (Friday)
6th February 2021 (Saturday)
7th February 2021 (Sunday)
12th February 2021 (Friday)
13th February 2021 (Saturday)
14th February 2021 (Sunday)


Announcement of results in the Online Application Portal

22nd March 2021


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 (A) Multiple Choice Questions (MCQ)

(B) Remaining types
  1. Multiple Select Questions (MSQ) and/or
  2. Numerical Answer Type (NAT) Questions
Questions for testing 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


GATE 2021 Application Form

  • The Submission of Online Applications for GATE 2021 will begin from 14th September 2020.
  • The Last date for Application Form Online Submission is 7th October 2020
GATE Preparation tips

GATE 2021 Registration Procedure

1) To register for GATE 2021 entrance examination, candidates need the following

  • Valid e-mail address
  • Mobile Number

2) Students should note that only one person can register with one e-mail address.

3) Once registered, the candidate receives a GOAPS Enrolment ID.


Fill the GATE 2021 Application Form

1) Login using the GOAPS enrolment id and password

2) Fill the Application form with the required information and choose a city for the exam centre.

3) Choose the paper which the candidate intends to give the exam.

 4) Upload the necessary documents along with photograph and signature/thumb impression.

5) Pay the application fees as mentioned below by Debit Card/Net Banking/e-challan.

6) Fill the Application form with the required information and choose a city for the exam centre from GATE 2021 Exam Cities List

GATE 2021 Registration and Application Form

GATE 2021 Application Form Corrections

Candidates must fill the application carefully, the correction will not be allowed in any fields except exam city centre. Other details about GATE Application correction are given below:

  • Candidates can make the correction in the exam city from 3rd week of November 2021 with correction fee of Rs. 400.
  • Last year, the correction was done in Gender, Category and PwD status with Rs. 750 as correction fee.
  • The correction will be allowed in the fields like Name of the candidate, Date of Birth, Name of Parent / Guardian, Year of Qualifying Degree etc.
  • Apart from this, the institution has also provided correction facility in Name of the Candidate, Date of Birth, Name of Parent/Guardian, Qualifying Degree, Year of Qualifying Degree & Have you graduated in the above degree? by sending a request to officials along with document proof. 


Application Fee


Application Fee in Rs

Women Candidates


SC/ST/PWD Candidates


All Other Candidates


International Candidates


  • The application fee has to be deposited through online mode by using either net banking or debit card or credit card.
  • The fee will be non-refundable & non-transferable.
GATE 2021 Exam Cities List

GATE 2021 Eligibility Criteria

1) Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering/Technology (after 10+2/Diploma/B.Sc) and those who are in final year can also apply.

2) Bachelor’s Degree in Architecture (5-year course) and those who are in the final year.

3) Bachelor’s Degree in Science (after 10+2/Diploma).

4) Master’s degree in any branch of Science/Mathematics / Statistics/Computer Applications or equivalent and those who are the final year.

5) Post-BSc Integrated Master’s degree programs in Engineering / Technology (4-year program) and those who are in 2nd/3rd/4th year

6) Post-Diploma/10+2 Integrated Master’s degree program or Dual Degree program in Engineering / Technology (5-year program) and who are in the 4th/5th year.

7) Integrated M.Sc. or 5 years integrated B. S. /M. S. program and those who are in the final year.

8) B.E./B.Tech./B.Arch. equivalent examinations of Professional Societies, recognized by MHRD/UPSC/AICTE (e.g., AMIE by Institution of Engineers-India, AMICE by the Institute of Civil Engineers-India)

GATE 2021 Eligibility Criteria

GATE 2021 Exam Pattern                         

Exam Mode: It will be organized in online mode (computer-based test).

Papers: GATE examination will be conducted for 27 subjects/papers on 5th, 6th, 7th, 12th, 13,& 14th February 2021.

Type of Questions: In the examination, MCQs & Numerical type questions will be asked. Session: Examination will be held in two sessions, i.e. forenoon (9:00 AM to 12:00 Noon) & afternoon (2:00 PM to 5:00 PM).

Duration: Exam duration will be of three hours.

Attempt: Candidates can appear only in any one paper of GATE examination.

Number of Questions: Total of 65 questions will be asked in the examination.

Section Common in All GATE Papers: It is compulsory to attempt the General Aptitude (GA) section.

Marks: The question paper will be of 100 marks.

GATE 2021 Exam Pattern

GATE 2021 Examination Schedule

GATE 2020 entrance test will be conducted on 5th, 6th, 7th, 12th, 13,& 14th February 2021. The examination may be conducted in two sessions (i) Morning Session – 09:00 AM to 12:00 Noon and (ii) Afternoon Session – 02:00 PM to 05:00 PM.


GATE 2021 Syllabus

For the papers bearing the codes AE, AG, BT, CE, CH, CS, EC, EE, IN, ME, MN, MT, PE, PI and TF

1) General Aptitude – Verbal and Numerical Ability

2) Engineering Mathematics

3) Core Subject

For papers bearing the codes AR, CY, EY, GG, MA and PH

1) General Aptitude – Verbal and Numerical Ability

2) Core Subject

GATE 2021 Syllabus

GATE Sample Papers / Model Papers

Candidates who are currently preparing for the upcoming examination can check GATE 2021 sample papers from the article given below. The previous year question papers can be utilized by the candidates for practice purposes. The official answer key of GATE has also been provided to make the preparation process of GATE 2021 easier and efficient. By using the sample papers of GATE 2021, the candidates will be able to know the exam pattern and the type of questions which might be asked in the examination.

GATE Sample Question Papers

GATE 2021 Admit Card

GATE 2021 entrance exam admit cards will be released on 8th January 2021. Candidates have to use their enrolment id, password etc to download their admit cards.


GATE 2021 Answer Key

GATE 2021 entrance exam answer key will be released after a few days of completion of the GATE 2021 entrance examination. Students can match their answers with the released answer key and if needed they raise objections by paying the nominal fee.


GATE 2021 Results

1) GATE 2021 entrance exam results will be released on 22nd March 2021, Monday.

2) The results will be valid up to 3 years from the time of results declared.

3) GATE 2021 Score Cards will be released after the release of GATE exam results

GATE exam result

GATE 2021 Score Card

The scorecard will be made available only to qualified candidates. It will be released after the declaration of the result.

  • GATE score card 2021 will be valid for three years after the announcement of the result.
  • Candidates should download their scorecard from 26th March to 31st March 2021.
  • If candidates require a soft copy of it after the last date, they have to pay Rs. 500 for obtaining the same till last week of December 2021. 


GATE 2021 Counselling

GATE 2021 counselling procedure will be Centralized Counselling for M.Tech/M.Arch/M.Plan (CCMT). Candidates get admission in NITs, IISc, through the counselling procedure which will be based on their scorecard. Students can also apply individually to the IITs when they release the admission notification. Counselling procedure will be scheduled after the results announcement.

Top Institutions Accepting GATE 2021 Score


NO, one e-mail address can be used to submit only one application form.
Please login to the GATE 2020 application website again and continue the application process
When you can get back online, first check the status of your payment on the GATE application website. a) If the payment was received by GATE, you can continue the process of printing the application form. b) If the payment was not received by GATE, you have to start with the payment step again, to complete payment.
This happens because of some failure in internet transactions. You MUST initiate a fresh payment process on the GATE application website, and make the payment again. The money that was debited from your account in the first attempt will be credited to your bank account within seven working days. You will be charged only once. Any excess/unaccounted debits will be returned to you.
You can check the status of your application by logging into GOAPS website.
Only numbers of the following identification cards shall be accepted: Passport, PAN card, Voter ID, Aadhaar UID, College ID, Employee Identification Card for Indian candidates and for International candidates, ONLY a valid Passport/ Government issued ID/College ID/ Employee ID/Driving License shall be accepted as the recognized identification.