According to the notice, posted on the official GATE IIT-B website, the examination will commence from February 5, 2021.
Dates of examination: Friday 5th, Saturday 6th, Sunday 7th, Friday 12th, Saturday 13th and Sunday 14th February, 2021. There are two sessions (forenoon and afternoon) each day.
With the inclusion of two new subjects in the GATE examination, the total number of subjects have increased to 27.
1) ES (Environmental Science and Engineering)
2) XH (Humanities and Social Sciences) in Economics / English / Linguistics / Philosophy / Psychology / Sociology.
All Test Papers of GATE 2021 will be entirely objective type.
The pattern of questions will include some Multiple Choice Questions (MCQ), while the remaining questions may include Multiple Select Questions (MSQ) and/or Numerical Answer Type (NAT) questions.
GATE-2021 score card will remain valid for three years from the date of announcement of results.
The GATE 2021 results will likely be announced online on Monday, March 22, 2021.
|Pattern of Examination|
|Examination Mode||Computer Based Test (CBT)|
|Number of Subjects (Papers)||27|
|Sections||General Aptitude (GA) +
Candidate’s Selected Subject
|Type of Questions||(A) Multiple Choice Questions (MCQ)|
|(B) Remaining types
Multiple Select Questions (MSQ)
and/or 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
Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering (GATE) is a national examination conducted jointly by the Indian Institute of Science (IISc), Bangalore and the seven Indian Institutes of Technology (at Bombay, Delhi, Guwahati, Kanpur, Kharagpur, Madras and Roorkee) on behalf of the National Coordination Board (NCB)-GATE, Department of Higher Education, Ministry of Education (MoE), Government of India.
Qualifying in GATE is a mandatory requirement for seeking admission and/or financial assistance to: (i) Master’s programs and direct Doctoral programs in Engineering/Technology/Architecture and (ii) Doctoral programs in relevant branches of Arts and Science, in the institutions supported by the MoE and other Government agencies. Even in some colleges and institutions, which admit students without MoE scholarship/assistantship, the GATE qualification is mandatory. Further, many Public Sector Undertakings (PSUs) have been using the GATE score in their recruitment process.