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GATE Exam

When we talk about the toughest exams in India, one can definitely not miss the Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering, popularly known as the GATE Exam amongst millennials. The craze of this exam is such that many science & tech enthusiasts who take gap years, leave their existing jobs to hit a high score in the test. The GATE exam is used for admissions to PG and PhD courses offered by the best engineering institutes in India- IITs. The Government of India also uses GATE as a requirement for PSUs candidates. Here is everything you need to know about the GATE exam 2021, important dates, eligibility, syllabus, exam pattern and more!

GATE Exam Important Dates 2021

Last Date to Register  7th October 2020
Last Date to Register with Late Fees 12th October 2020
Correction Window 28th October 2020- 13th November 2020
extended to 15th December 2020
Admit Card Download  8th January 2021
Exam Date  5th -7th February 2021 and 12th – 14th February 2021
Timings 9.30 pm to 12.30 pm/ 3 pm to 6pm
Result 2021 22nd March 2021

About GATE Exam

The GATE exam is jointly conducted by IITs and IISc on account of the National Coordination Board. As per the GATE exam 2021 notification, IIT Bombay is likely to conduct this national level entrance test. In the exam, there are a total of 27 subjects from which students can choose one that suits their academic background. The test would be an online exam spanning over a duration of 3 hours. Based on the performance of candidates, a score is awarded which is valid up to 3 years. Tabulated below are the highlights and important dates of GATE 2021-

Events  Details 
Exam Name  Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering 
Conducting Body  IIT Bombay (2021)
Total Subjects  27
Mode of Exam Online 
Type of Questions  Multiple Choice Questions 
Mode of Registration  Online 

Latest Updates 2021

Here are the latest updates for GATE Exam 2021:

  • For the year 2021, the GATE exam will be conducted by IIT Bombay
  • Two new subjects have been introduced by IIT Bombay- Environmental Science and Engineering (ES) and Humanities and Social Sciences (XS)
  • Relaxations in eligibility criteria (explained in detail below)
  • While applying for the exam, candidates can choose two subject papers from a given set of combinations 

GATE Registration

Here’s how you can register for GATE 2021 exam:

  • Login into GOAPS website.
  • Apply for the GATE exam by adding all the essential details.
  • Upload all the documents like Photograph, signature, ID proof, Category certificate, degree certificate in the appropriate and prescribed size.
  • Thoroughly check and submit your form then pay the online fee through the prescribed methods.

Important: Your GATE application will be submitted only after the final payment which can be made through debit card /credit card/ net banking.

Documents Required

To get enrolled for the examination, students need to upload their necessary documents along with the online application form. Here are some essential documents required for the GATE exam 2021- 

  • Photograph, Signature, category certificate (SC/ST/PwD) 
  • The students falling under the PwD category must present the complete set of documents necessary for the online application
  • ID Proof- voter ID, Passport, PAN Card, College ID, Employee ID, or Driving License 
  • Candidates have to submit the Degree/ Marksheet/ certificate/ provisional certificate/ professional certificate/ course completion certificate/  membership certificate that has been given by the institution if they have completed their degree program in the year 2019
  • If the students are in the final year and will be completing their program in the coming months of 2021, they have to submit the certificate from the principal/ head of the institution. Along with a marksheet of the latest semester with the university’s stamp 

Fees

Here are the GATE exam fees for different categories:

Category Fees Fees for Extended Time
Women (All Categories) 750 INR 1250 INR
Men (OBC, General & Others included) 1,500 INR 2,000 INR
SC/ST/PwD 750 INR 1250 INR
International Students from
Addis Ababa Colombo, Dhaka and Kathmandu
50 USD 70 USD
International Students from
Dubai and Singapore
100 USD 120 USD

GATE Exam 2021 Schedule

Days  Date and Session Time Papers
Day 1 Feb 5, 2021
(Friday)
12:00- 17:00 hrs Miscellaneous Activities
Day 2 Feb 6, 2021 (Saturday)
Forenoon Session (FN)
9:30- 12:30 hrs  CE-1, IN, CY
Day 2 Feb 6, 2021 (Saturday)
Afternoon Session (AN)
15:00- 18:00 hrs CE-2, PH, AR, BM, AE, MN
Day 3 Feb 7, 2021 (Sunday)
Forenoon Session (FN)
9:30- 12:30 hrs  EE, GG, AG, EY
Day 3 Feb 7, 2021 (Sunday)
Afternoon Session (AN)
15:00- 18:00 hrs EC, PE, ES, ST, PI
Day 4 Feb 12, 2021 (Friday) 12:00- 17:00 hrs Miscellaneous Activities
Day 5 Feb 13, 2021 (Saturday)
Forenoon Session (FN)
9:30- 12:30 hrs  CS-1, MA, BT, CH, TF
Day 5 Feb 13, 2021 (Saturday)
Afternoon Session (AN)
15:00- 18:00 hrs CS-2, XE, XL
Day 6 Feb 14, 2021 (Sunday)
Forenoon Session (FN)
9:30- 12:30 hrs  ME-1, XH
Day 6 Feb 14, 2021 (Sunday)
Afternoon Session (AN)
15:00- 18:00 hrs ME-2, MT

GATE Eligibility Criteria

There are certain prerequisites the candidates have to meet before appearing in the GATE exam. If any discrepancy is found in the essential requirements, the official authorities hold the power to cancel the candidature of the applicants. Following are some of them: 

  • Formal schooling of 10+2
  • Bachelor’s degree in Engineering, Architecture or Technology
  • Master’s degree in any branch of science /mathematics/ computer application/ statistics or their equivalent
  • New relaxation in terms of minimum eligibility has been introduced this year which means that not only students pursuing 10+2+4 ongoing courses can apply but those who are a part of 10+2+3 ongoing courses can also apply in their 3rd year.

GATE Eligibility Criteria for Candidates other than Indian Nationals:

Candidates belonging to other nationalities can also appear for the GATE exam, provided that they have alignment with the below-mentioned requisites-

  • Must have completed or been in the final/ pre-final year of the UG course in Engineering or Technology
  • Must have completed or been in the final/ pre-final year of the PG course in any relevant science subject (s)

GATE Exam Papers

GATE exam comprises of 27 subjects and from this year onwards students are allowed to choose ONLY ONE subject for the paper in ONE SESSION. If you are planning to appear for the GATE exam, here are the subjects along with their paper codes.

Geology and Geophysics (GG) Life Sciences
Ecology and Evolution  Engineering Sciences 
Electrical Engineering  Textile Engineering and Fibre Science  
Electronics and Communication Engineering  Statistics 
Chemistry  Production and Industrial Engineering  
Computer Science and Information Technology  (CS) Physics 
Chemical Engineering (CH)  Petroleum Engineering 
Civil Engineering (CE) Metallurgical Engineering 
Biotechnology (BT) Mining Engineering 
Biomedical Engineering  (BM) Mechanical Engineering 
Architecture and Planning (AR) Mathematics 
Agricultural Engineering (AG) Instrumentation Engineering  
Aerospace Engineering (AE) Environmental Science and Engineering (ES)
and Humanities and Social Sciences (XS)

GATE Exam Pattern

The GATE exam comprises of 65 questions carrying a total of 100 marks that are to be done in a span of 3 hours. Questions can further be bifurcated into two categories – MCQ and Numerical types. MCQs come with four options whereas Numerical questions are to be solved by the candidates. There is no negative marking for numerical answer type questions and the students will enter the answer using the virtual keyboard.

Mode of Exam Online
Question Types  -Multiple Choice Questions
-Numerical Based Questions
-Multiple Select Questions
Total Questions  65
Marks per Correct Question 1 mark / 2 marks 
Total Marks  100
Total Time of the Exam  180 Minutes 
Division of Marks -General Aptitude: 15% of total marks
-Engineering Mathematics: 13% of total marks Subject
-Discipline opted for by candidate: 72% of total marks

The table given below can elaborate the exam pattern for GATE exam 2021:

Sections  Question Numbers  1 Mark Question   2 Mark Question
General Aptitude  10 5 5
Technical + Engineering Mathematics  55 25 30

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GATE 2021 Syllabus

The syllabus of the GATE exam is designed by professionals who have intense knowledge & experience in their respective fields. A different syllabus is prescribed for each subject and applicants are advised to prepare accordingly. Given below are important topics of 10 choicest subject choices of GATE aspirants:

Civil Engineering 

Continuity and Differentiability 
Eigenvalues and EigenVectors 
Evaluations of definite and indefinite integrals 
Stokes, Gauss and Green’s Theorems 
Discrete Random Variables

Biotechnology 

Engineering Mathematics 
Solution of Linear and Non-Linear algebraic equations   
Microbial classification and Diversity 
Cell signalling and signal transduction 
Mendelian inheritance 

Instrumentation Engineering

Mean Value Theorem
Analytic Functions 
Kirchoff’s Laws 
Frequency and Impulse Response 
Characteristics and Application of Diode

Mechanical Engineering 

Free-body diagrams and equilibrium  
Elastics constants 
Strain gauges and rosettes
Shear force and bending moment diagrams 
Thermodynamics and Fluid Dynamics 

Metallurgical Engineering 

Principles and process for the extraction of non-ferrous metals
Ladle metallurgical operations 
Surface Treatment 
Dislocation interactions and reactions 
Griffith Theory 

Textile Engineering and Fibre Science 

Roller and apron drafting principles 
Combining Efficiency 
Yarn clearers and tensioners 
Primary and secondary motions of the loom
Principles of winding processes and machines 

Food Technology

Chlorophylls 
Morphology of Bacteria 
Microbial Growth 
High-pressure homogenization
Mass transfer operations

Biochemistry

Generations and utilization 
Characterization of biomolecules by electrophoresis 
Cell structures and organelles 
DNA replication
Transport of minerals and solutes 

Zoology

Comparative Physiology  
Systematics and Classification of Animals  
Embryonic Development 
Animal Behaviour 
Cellular Differentiation 

Statistics

Directional Derivatives 
Simple and linear Regression 
Archimedean Property  
Finite-dimensional Vectors 
Probability Inequalities 

NOTE: The syllabus mentioned above is just for indicative purpose. Students are advised to check the entire syllabus on the official website. 

Also Read: GATE syllabus for CSE

How to Prepare for GATE 2021?

GATE is considered one of the toughest competitive exams for MTech and PhD programmes offered by the top engineering institutes in India. Here are some tips and tricks on how to prepare for GATE 2021- 2022 exams. 

  • Make a Study Strategy: It is important to have a good study plan before you start your preparation. So, study the exam pattern, syllabus and question papers to make a personalised study plan to get amazing scores in the GATE exam.
  • Section-wise Weightage: Knowing the weightage of every section is the best way to crack a competitive exam. Try to focus on the topics which have the most weightage and can help you get into your dream college. 
  • Use Limited Reference Books & Make Notes: Try to focus on limited yet quality reference books for the subjects and make detailed notes for the topics so that you can use them for revision later on.
  • Revision & Mock Test: Revision is an extremely important step in process of how to prepare for GATE 2021! It is important to revise your concepts, numerical and MCQ questions on a daily basis so that you are prepared thoroughly.   

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GATE Mock Test

All candidates can access the GATE mock test on the official website through their login details. Here is the link for the mock tests – Click here!

GMAT Exam 2021: Score Calculation

To calculate the score of the GATE Exam 2021, students will need a formula prescribed by the official authorities. For the papers having one session candidates will obtain actual marks as their GATE score whereas, for the papers with multiple sessions, normalized marks will be allocated to the students along with the raw marks obtained by students in the exam. Here is the formula is given on the official site which would provide you with the appropriate exam score-

  • M= Total marks obtained (either normalize marks or actual marks)
  • Mq= Qualifying marks of the category which candidates belong to
  • Mt= Mean of marks of top 10 or top 0.1% (in multi-session papers all sessions will be included)
  • Sq= 350, scores assigned to Mq 
  • St= 900, score assigned to Mt

GATE Colleges

  • IIT Delhi
  • IIT Madras
  • IISc Bangalore
  • IIT Bombay
  • IIT Guwahati
  • IIT Kanpur
  • IIT Kharagpur
  • IIT Roorkee
  • IIT BHU
  • NIT Trichy
  • IIT Hyderabad
  • NIT Warangal
  • NIT Suratkal
  • Jadavpur University
  • NIT Jamshedpur
  • BITS Pilani
  • MLNR Allahabad
  • BIT Mesra
  • Delhi College of Engineering
  • Osmania University
  • Anna University
  • School of Planning & Architecture
  • Regional Power Training Institute
  • Netaji Subhas Institute of Technology
  • Anna University
  • Mahatma Gandhi Institute of Integrated Rural Energy Planning & Development
  • Jamia Millia Islamia
  • Jamia Hamdard University
  • Indraprastha University
  • Delhi Institute of Pharmaceutical Sciences and Research
  • Delhi Technological University
  • YMCA Institute of Engineering, Faridabad
  • Technological Institute of Textile & Science, Haryana
  • National Institute of Technology, Kurukshetra
  • National Council for Cement & Building Materials, Ballabhgarh
  • Maharishi Markandeswar Engineering College, Mullana, Ambala
  • Kurukshetra University, Hissar, Kurukshetra

FAQs

Often students get stuck either in the process of filling the examination form or in making the payment for it. If you also feel aligned with these problems, here are some of the common GATE exam FAQs that might be helpful!

Can one Email ID be used in filling more than one application?

No, it is completely forbidden. One email address can be used only once to fill the application form. Students are advised not to attempt doing so.

How do I proceed when there is an electricity cut or interruption in the internet connection while submitting the online application?

You can easily continue filling or submitting your application again. You have to login into the GOAPS website again and can go on with your process.

Is it mandatory to select three examination cities?

Generally, the centre of examination is allocated depending upon the first choice of candidates. But if authorities face a situation of a higher number of enrollments, they have the rights to allocate the centre in any of the optional cities selected by students.

What is to be done when electricity or internet goes off while making the online payment?

Log in again to the GOAPS website and check what is the status of your payment. If the GATE authorities have received your payment, you can proceed further and print the application. If the payment has been made by your bank and it is not received by the authorities,  your money would be credited back to your account with 7-10 working days. You can make the payment again with proper internet connectivity and submit the application again. 

We hope that this blog about the GATE exam has provided you with the essential information of the test. If you want to capture the global exposure and acquire numerous growth opportunities, you should try to attain a degree in  Engineering, Technology or Architecture. Contact us at Leverage Edu and our e will map you with a well-fit course and university!

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