GATE 2021 Application Form Exam Pattern Syllabus Exam Dates

GATE 2021 is well known as the Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering. It is an engineering level entrance exam to get admission in PG {Post Graduate} courses in India.

After cracking gate 2020 exam, a student can join M.Tech./Ph.D. programmes in IITs,{Indian Institutes of Technology} IISc, IISERs and other reputed institutions in the field of engineering and technology.

GATE 2021
GATE 2021

Gate exam score/rank is valid to secure a job in the government department. Apart from this top MNC companies checked gate score too.

Gate exam is conducted by 7 IITs (Guwahati, Kharagpur, Roorkee, Mumbai, Kanpur, Delhi and Chennai) and IISC rotationally.

Gate 2021 Exam Overview

Here is GATE 2021 Application Form, GATE 2021 Exam Date, Eligibility Criteria, GATE Exam Pattern, Syllabus, Application Fees, Subjects, etc. Check Gate 2021 exam overview here,

  • Name of the Exam: GATE 2021 (Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering)
  • GATE 2021 Organizing Institute: IIT Guwahati
  • Exam Level: All India Level Examination
  • Type Of Exam: Postgraduate Examination
  • Exam Date: February 03- 04 & February 10- 11, 2020 (Saturdays & Sundays)

View all details about GATE 2021 exam like syllabus, results, registration, dates, pattern, news and much more.

Gate 2021 Application form

Registration for the gate will start from September 1st, 2020 via online mode. GATE 2021 Registration has to been started soon, the GATE 2021 conducting organizations IITs and IISc has officially announced to release GATE 2021 Registration application form from 1st September onwards.

Since GATE is a national level of examination, which IIT Guwahati holds the responsibility to conduct in 2020, several candidates who want to seek admissions in Masters and P.hd courses in various Private and Government colleges across the country including IITs, IISc, IISERs and other reputed institutions.

GATE 2021 pave a gateway to get the desirable admissions, as the admissions in the concerning reputed engineering colleges, will only be on the basis of GATE 2021 score.

So, candidates if you also aspire to take GATE 2021 examination, then here we provided all details about GATE 2021 Registration, Application forms Availability, Exam dates, Syllabus, Exam pattern in this article.

Gate 2021 Exam Date

GATE 2021 registration starts at 1st September 2021 and the enrolling lines will be active till 5th October 2020. All successfully enrolled candidates will be able to take GATE 2021 written examination scheduled to be conducted in Feb 2020, in 23 Subjects or papers. The 23 papers under GATE 2021 will be on the basis of Online Computer-based test(CBT) Only no offline test will be held.

Exam date of Gate 2021 is released now. Application form for gate exam will start from 1st September 2021.

GATE 2021
GATE 2021

Application through website October 05, 2020 (Thursday) Choice of Examination City via GOAPS login November 17, 2020 (Friday)

Application Interface for printing January 05, 2020 (Friday)

GATE Online Application Processing System (GOAPS)
Website Opens for Enrollment, Application
Filling, Application Submission
September 01, 2020 (Friday)
Last Date for Submission of Online Last Date for Request for Change in the Availability of Admit Card on the Online
GATE 2021 Online Examination Dates February 03- 04 & February 10- 11, 2020
(Saturdays & Sundays)
Announcement of Results on the Online Application Website March 17, 2020 (Saturday)

Gate 2021 Registration Fee

GATE 2021 Application form fees are the cost received by the exam conducting authorities to conduct the National level of examination on such a large scale by alumni. The GATE 2021 Application Fees has been set differently for different category and gender of candidates as per a little relaxation in fees for unreserved and females is applicable here as well.

  • Application fee for female candidates and SC/ST/PWD candidates is Rs. 750/-
  • For all other category candidates, the application fee is Rs. 1500/-
  • US $ 50 is applicable as registration fees for International students.
  • Mode of GATE 2021 Application form fees is online and can be submitted through Net banking, debit card and e- challan.
Category Application Fee
Women Candidates Rs. 750/-
SC/ST/PWD Candidates Rs. 750/-
All Other Candidates Rs. 1500/-
GATE International Candidates US Dollars 50

Gate 2021 Eligibility Criteria

If you are going to apply for gate exam 2021 before applying to check out the eligibility criteria of the GATE.

Qualification Required Description of the Qualifying Degree Status of the Degree Year of Passing
4-years B.Tech (after 10+2) in any stream or 3-years B.Tech lateral entry (after B.Sc./Diploma in Engineering/Technology). Pursuing final year examination or completed 2020
5-years bachelor’s degree in Architecture Pursuing final year examination or completed 2020
B.Sc. Research/B.S.
4-years Bachelor’s degree in Science (post-diploma or after 10+2) Pursuing final year examination or completed 2020
M. Sc./M.A./MCA or equivalent
Master’s degree in Science/Mathematics/Statistics/Computer Applications or equivalent Currently in the final year or completed 2020
Int. M.E/M.Tech(Post-B.Sc.)
4-years Post-BSc Integrated Master’s degree programs in Engineering / Technology Presently in 2nd/3rd/4th year or completed 2010
Int. M.E./M.Tech or Dual Degree (after Diploma or 10+2)
5-years Integrated Master’s degree program or Dual Degree program in Engineering/Technology Currently in 4th/5th year or completed 2020
Int. M.Sc/Int. B.S.-M.S.
Integrated M.Sc. or Five-year integrated B. S./M. S. program Pursuing final year examination or completed 2020
Professional Society Examination is equivalent to B.Tech/B.E./B.Arch
B.E/B.Tech/B.Arch equivalent examinations of Professional Societies, recognised by MHRD/UPSC/AICTE (e.g., AMIE by Institution of Engineers-India, AMICE by the Institute of Civil Engineers India) Completed section A or equivalent of such professional courses NA

Note: Above Eligibility criteria is based on gate 2020 exam. We will update the Gate Eligibility criteria 2020 very soon.

GATE Registration 2020 Dates

Events Dates (official)
Online registration starts from 1st September 2021
Closing date of submission of application form 5th October 2020
Correction in the application form 2nd week of October 2020
Last date to change examination city 17th November 2020
GATE 2021 exam date 3rd – 4th February & 10th – 11th February 2020

Gate 2021 Exam Pattern

This exam will be organised through Computer Based Test (CBT). As we already know there are 23 papers in Gate 2021. A candidate can apply for the only single paper.

In Gate exam 2021, there will be 65 questions and will be of total 100 marks. Check below table for Gate Exam Pattern 2020.

Section Question


No. of


Marks Per




General Aptitude 1 to 5 5 1 5




1 to 25 25 1 25
26 to 55 30 2 60
Total Questions: 65 Total Marks: 100 Total Duration : 3 hours
Technical Section :

70 marks

General Aptitude: 15 marks Engineering Mathematics :

15 marks

25 marks to 40 marks will be allotted to Numeric Answer Type Questions

Gate 2021 Negative Marking

Negative Marking
Questions Type Marks Negative Marking
Multiple Choice Questions (MCQs) 1 mark 0.33
2 marks 0.66
Numerical Answer Questions 1 mark Nil
2 marks Nil

GATE 2021 Exam Centers

Zonal GATE Office Tentative List of Examination Cities*  
GATE, IISc Bangalore,

Bengaluru – 560 012


Ananthapur, Bagalkot, Bengaluru, Bellary, Belgaum, Bidar, Davengere, Gulbarga, Hassan, Hubli, Hyderabad, Kannur, Kasargod, Kolar, Kozhikode, Kurnool, Malappuram, Mangalore, Manipal, Mysore, Palakkad, Payyannur, Port Blair, Shimoga, Thrissur, Tumkur and Vadakara
Chairman, GATE, IIT Bombay

Powai, Mumbai – 400 076


Ahmedabad, Ahmednagar, Amravati, Anand, Aurangabad, Bhavnagar, Bhuj, Gandhinagar, Goa, Jalgaon, Kolhapur, Mehsana, Mumbai, Nagpur, Nanded, Nashik, Navi Mumbai, Pune, Rajkot, Ratnagiri, Sangli, Satara, Solapur, Surat, Thane and Vadodara
Chairman, GATE, IIT Delhi,

Hauz Khas, New Delhi – 110016


Ajmer, Alwar, Bahadurgarh, Bikaner, New Delhi, Faridabad, Greater NOIDA, Gurgaon, Hisar, Indore, Jammu, Jaipur, Jodhpur, Karnal, Kota, Mathura, Palwal, Rohtak, Sikar, Udaipur and Ujjain
Chairman, GATE, IIT Guwahati

Guwahati – 781039

Agartala, Asansol, Dhanbad, Durgapur, Gangtok, Guwahati, Imphal, Jorhat, Kalyani, Patna, Silchar, Siliguri, Shillong and Tezpur
Chairman, GATE, IIT Kanpur

Kanpur – 208016


Agra, Aligarh, Allahabad, Bareilly, Bhopal, Gwalior, Jabalpur, Kanpur, Lucknow and Varanasi
Chairman, GATE, IIT Kharagpur

Kharagpur – 721302


Balasore, Berhampur (Odisha), Bhilai, Bhimavaram, Bhubaneswar, Bilaspur (CG), Cuttack, Eluru, Hooghly, Jamshedpur, Kakinada (Surampalem), Kharagpur/Haldia/Bishnupur, Kolkata, Raipur, Rajahmundry, Ranchi, Rourkela, Sambalpur, Tadepalligudem, Vijayawada, Visakhapatnam and Vizianagaram
Chairman, GATE, IIT Madras

Chennai – 600036


Alappuzha, Aluva, Angamaly, Attingal, Bapatla, Chennai, Chengannur, Chittoor, Coimbatore,  Cuddalore, Dindigul, Ernakulam, Erode, Gudur, Guntur, Idukki, Kadapa, Kanjirapally, Kanyakumari, Karimnagar, Karur,  Khammam, Kollam, Kothamangalam,  Kottayam,  Madurai, Muvattupuzha, Nagercoil, Nalgonda, Namakkal, Nedumangad, Nellore, Ongole, Pala, Puducherry (Pondicherry), Punalur, Salem, Thanjavur, Thiruchengode, Thiruvannamalai, Thiruvananthapuram, Tiruchirapalli, Tirunelveli, Tirupati, Tuticorin, Vellore, Villupuram, Virudhunagar and Warangal
GATE, IIT Roorkee

Roorkee – 247667


Ambala, Amritsar, Baddi, Bathinda, Bhimtal, Dehradun, Fatehgarh Sahib, Ghaziabad, Haldwani, Hamirpur (HP), Jalandhar, Khanna, Kurukshetra, Ludhiana, Malout, Meerut, Mohali, Moradabad, NOIDA, Panipat, Pathankot, Patiala, Phagwara, Roorkee, Ropar, Sangrur, Shimla, Solan, Sonepat, Una and Yamunanagar
For International Centers, contact shall be Chairman, GATE, IIT


Roorkee – 247667


Abu Dhabi/Dubai (UAE), Addis Ababa (Ethiopia), Colombo (Sri Lanka), Dhaka (Bangladesh), Kathmandu (Nepal), Singapore

Gate 2021 Syllabus

Here we are providing GATE Syllabus 2021 for all streams. Understanding GATE Syllabus 2021 is very necessary to score well in the main exam. The first step to cracking every exam is knowing the syllabus. Check GATE Syllabus 2021 branch wise all subjects. Download GATE Syllabus 2021 from here. You can follow separate post on Gate 2021-19 Syllabus here.

Top Branches for GATE examination are AE, AG, BT, CE, CH, CS, EC, EE, IN, ME, MN, MT, PI, TF, XE, AR, CY, GG, MA, PH and XL.  Check below table to download Gate Syllabus pdf 2020.

Paper Code GATE 2021 Exam Paper Download Link
AE Aerospace Engineering Download Now
AG Agricultural Engineering Download Now
AR Architecture and Planning Download Now
BT Biotechnology Download Now
CE Civil Engineering Download Now
CH Chemical Engineering Download Now
CS Computer Science and Information Technology Download Now
CY Chemistry Download Now
EC Electronics and Communication Engineering Download Now
EE Electrical Engineering Download Now
GG Geology and Geophysics Download Now
IN Instrumentation Engineering Download Now
MA Mathematics Download Now
ME Mechanical Engineering Download Now
MN Mining Engineering Download Now
MT Metallurgical Engineering Download Now
PH Physics Download Now
PI Production and Industrial Engineering Download Now
TF Textile Engineering and Fibre Science Download Now
XE* Engineering Sciences Download Now
XL** Life Sciences Download Now
EY Ecology and Evolution Download Now

Gate 2021 Admit card Download

Hall ticket of Gate exam 2021 will be available from 5th January 2020. To download gate admit card 2021, candidates have to log in to the GOAPS{GATE Online Application Processing System}. Here it will ask you to enter enrollment ID and email address. This information is precious, we will suggest you save registration ID and email address safe.

Gate 2021 Answer Key

After the exam, the authority will release official Gate answer key 2020. This answer key will contain the correct answer to all 65 questions. On the base of the answer key, you can estimate your gate score or gate rank quickly. Gate 2021 answer key will be in pdf format. You can download gate answer key 2020 in pdf form here. We will update the answer key after the Gate exam.

Gate 2021 Cut Off Marks

In below table, detailed information on gate 2020 cut off marks and gate qualifying marks 2021. According to last year, gate exam here is gate 2020 expected cutoff.

These gates Cut Off 2020 marks will also help you to estimate the marks cut off for GATE 2021 and accordingly you can target the preparation for next year.

Cut off, and Qualifying Marks 2020(Expected) Cut off and Qualifying Marks 2020(Expected)
Branch General OBC SC/ST/PH Branch General OBC SC/ST/PH
ME 29.6 26.6 19.7 ME 32.73 29.46 21.82
CE 25 22.5 16.6 CE 25 22.5 16.67
EE 25.1 22.5 16.7 EE 25 22.5 16.67
EC 25 22.5 16.6 EC 25 22.5 16.67
CS 25 22.5 16.6 CS 25 22.5 16.67
IN 31.6 28.4 21 IN 25.45 22.9 16.96
PI 26.4 23.7 17.5 PI 26.82 24.14 17.88

Gate 2021 Score Card Download

If you have successfully qualified the GATE examination, you can download gate score card 2021 from the official site of GOAPS. For GATE 2021, the candidates can download the scorecard from 17th March 2020 (Expected).

Gate 2021 FAQs {Frequently Asked Questions}

The frequently asked questions (FAQs) regarding GATE exam 2020 is here.

1# How can I apply online for GATE entrance exam 2021?

Ans: You have to refer GATE 2021 Brochure. You have to visit website

2# Can I use one Gmail id for multiple times?

Ans: No, You can not use same mail id again.

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