GATE Notification 2021 – Applications Starting from 12th September 2020

The application dates of GATE 2021 are finally announced. Earlier the application process was going to begin on 14th September 2020. But now, the GATE Online Application Processing System (GOAPS) is starting on 12th September 2020. This time IIT Bombay is going to conduct the GATE 2021 in Computer- Based Mode. Engineers who want to take Master’s degree should apply for GATE. The score card of GATE will also be used by Government PSUs for recruitment. Once the scores of GATE are released, they will be valid up to 3 years. Many changes are done for the GATE 2021. Read the complete article to get the details.

GATE Notification 2021 Exam Dates

Important Dates of GATE 2021 are released by IIT Bombay. The information is tabulated below:

EventsDates
Application Process Starts12.09.2020
Last date of Application Process30.09.2020
Last Date of extended period for Online Application07.10.2020
Last Date of requesting change in Examination City (an additional fee will be applicable)13.11.2020
Admit Card releases08.01.2021
GATE Exam Date: 05,06,07,12,13 & 14 February 2021
Forenoon: 9:30 am to 12:30 pm (Tentative)
Afternoon: 2:30 pm to 5:30 pm (Tentative)
Declaration of Results22.03.2021
Score Card Available26 th March – 31 st May 2021

GATE Notification 2021 Eligibility Criteria

The eligibility criteria has been changed for the year 2021, so aspirants are suggested to go through the below given table.

Qualifying DegreeQualifying Degree/ ExaminationDescription of Eligible Candidates
B.E./ Candidate must be a Bachelor in Engineering/Technology (4 years after 10+2 or 3 years after B.Sc./ Diploma in Engineering / Technology)Currently in 3 rd year/ higher/ already completed
B.Tech. /
B.Pharm.
B.Arch.Candidate must be a Bachelor’s degree of Architecture (5- year course) / Naval Architecture (4- year course) / Planning (4- year course)Currently in 3 rd year/ higher/ already completed
B.Sc. (Research)/B.S.Candidate need to have completed the Bachelor's of Science degree (Post-Diploma/ 4 years after 10+2)Currently in 3 rd year/ higher/ already completed
Pharm.D.Candidate must have completed 6 years program having internship or residency training during the sixth year as part of itCurrently in 3 rd /4 th /5 th /6 th year or already completed
(after 10+2)
M.B.B.S.Degree holders of M.B.B.S. and those who are in the fifth/ sixth/ seventh semester or higher semester of such programme5 th , 6 th , 7 th or already completed
M.Sc./ M.A./ MCA or equivalentCandidates need to have a Masters in Science/ Mathematics/  Statistics/ Computer Applications/ or equivalentCurrently in the first yearor higher or already completed
Int. M.E. / M.Tech.Candidates should have done Post-BSc Integrated Master’s degree in Engineering or Technology (4 years programme)Currently in 1 st / 2 nd / 3 rd / 4 th year or already completed
(Post- B.Sc.)
Int. M.E. /M.Tech. or Dual Degree (after Diploma or 10+2)Candidates should have completed Integrated Master’s degree programme or Dual Degree in Engineering or Technology (5 years             programme)Currently in 3 rd /4 th /5 th year or already completed
Int. M.Sc./ Int. B.S.-M.S.Candidates applying must have completed Integrated M.Sc. or 5 years integrated B.S.-M.S. programCurrently in 3 rd or final year or already completed
Professional Society Examinations (equivalent to B.E./B.Tech./ B.Arch.)Candidates need to have completed B.E./ B.Tech./ B.Arch. Equivalent examinations of Professional Societies, recognized by     MHRD/UPSC/AICTE (e.g., AMIE by Institution of professional courses Engineers-India, AMICE by the Institute of Civil Engineers-India)Completed Section A or equivalent or such professional courses

GATE Notification 2021 Exam Pattern

  • It will be conducted in online mode.
  • Basically, it will be Computer Based Test (CBT).
  • There will be NAT (Numerical Answer Type), MCQ (Multiple Choice Question) & MSQ (Multiple Select Question) type questions.
Mode of ExaminationOnline/ Computer- Based Test
Total no. of questions65
Maximum Marks100
Duration of Exam3 hours
SectionsGeneral Aptitude and Subject Specific
  • For MCQs, there is negative marking.
    • For 1 mark question, 1/3rd mark will be deducted for wrong attempt.
    • For 2 marks question, 2/3rd mark will be deducted for wrong attempt.
  • Negative marking will not be there in MSQs and NATs.

GATE Examination Centres

GATE 2021 will be conducted in some selected cities and towns. It will also be conducted in 6 cities of abroad.

Zone No.Zonal GATE OfficeTentative List of Examination Cities/ Towns
1IISc Bangalore- Bengaluru- 560 012Ananthapuramu, Angamaly, Bagalkot, Belagavi (Belgaum), Ballari (Bellary), Bengaluru South, Bengaluru North, Bidar, Davanagere, Kalaburagi (Gulbarga), Hassan, Hubballi (Hubli), Hyderabad, Kannur, Kasaragod, Kolar, Kozhikode, Kurnool, Malappuram, Mangaluru, Manipal, Mysuru (Mysore), Palakkad, Payyanur, PortBlair, Shivamogga (Shimoga), Thrissur, Tumakuru, Vatakara
2IIT Bombay, Powai, Mumbai – 400 076Ahmedabad, Ahmednagar, Amravati, Anand, Aurangabad, Baramati, Bhavnagar, Bhuj, Gandhinagar, Goa, Jalgaon, Kankavli, Kolhapur, Mehsana, Mumbai, Nagpur, Nanded, Nashik, Navi Mumbai, Pune, Rajkot, Ratnagiri, Sangli, Satara, Solapur, Surat, Thane, Vadodara
3IIT Delhi, HauzKhas, Ajmer, Alwar, Bahadurgarh, Rohtak, Bikaner, Faridabad-Palwal, Greater NOIDA, Gurugram, Hisar, Indore, Jaipur, Jammu, Jodhpur, Karnal, Kota, Mathura, New Delhi, Samba, Sikar, Udaipur-Chittorgarh, Ujjain
New Delhi – 110 016 
4IIT Guwahati Agartala, Arrah, Asansol, Bihar Sharif, Dhanbad, Dibrugarh, Durgapur, Gangtok, Gaya, Guwahati, Imphal, Itanagar, Jorhat, Kalyani, Muzaffarpur, Patna, Purnea, Shillong, Silchar, Siliguri, Tezpur
Guwahati – 781 039 
5IIT KanpurAgra, Aligarh, Allahabad, Bareilly, Bhopal, Gorakhpur, Gwalior, Jabalpur, Kanpur, Lucknow, Varanasi
Kanpur – 208 016
6IIT Kharagpur Balasore, Berhampur (Odisha), Bhilai, Bhimavaram, Bhubaneswar, Bilaspur (CG), Cuttack, Eluru, Hooghly, Jamshedpur, Kakinada (AP), Kharagpur, Kolkata, Raipur, Rajamahendravaram (Rajahmundry), Ranchi, Rourkela, Sambalpur, Srikakulam-Vizianagaram, Tadepalligudem, Vijayawada, Visakhapatnam
Kharagpur – 721 302 
7IIT MadrasAlappuzha, Aluva, Attingal, Bapatla – Chirala, Chengannur, Chennai North, Chennai South, Chittoor, Coimbatore, Cuddalore, Dindigul, Ernakulam, Erode-Thiruchengode, Gudur, Guntur, Idukki, Kadapa, Kanjirapally, Kanyakumari-Nagercoil, Karimnagar, Karur, Khammam, Kollam, Kothamangalam, Kottayam, Madurai, Muvattupuzha, Nalgonda, Namakkal, Nedumangad, Nellore, Ongole, Pala, Puducherry, Punalur, Salem, Thanjavur, Thiruvananthapuram, Thiruvannamalai, Tiruchirapalli, Tirunelveli, Tirupati, Tuticorin, Vellore, Villupuram, Virudhunagar, Warangal
Chennai – 600 036
8IIT Roorkee Ambala, Amritsar, Baddi (HP), Bathinda, Bhimtal, Dehradun, Fatehgarh Sahib, Ghaziabad, Haldwani, Hamirpur (HP), Jalandhar, Kurukshetra, Ludhiana, Meerut, Mohali, Moradabad, Muzaffarnagar, Noida, Panipat, Pathankot, Patiala, Roorkee, Ropar, Saharanpur, Sangrur, Shimla, Solan, Sonepat, Una, Yamunanagar
Roorkee – 247 667 
9International GATE, Addis Ababa (Ethiopia), Colombo (Sri Lanka), Dhaka (Bangladesh), Dubai (UAE), Kathmandu (Nepal), Singapore
IIT Madras

GATE Exam Centres 2020 – Abroad

GATE 2020 exam centres for internal candidates  
City (Country)Exam Time (Forenoon Session)Exam Time (Afternoon Session)
Addis Ababa (Ethiopia)06:30 to 09:30 Hours11:30 to 14.30 Hours
Colombo (Sri Lanka)09:00 to 12.00 Hours14:00 to 17:00 Hours
Dhaka (Bangladesh)09:30 to 12:30 Hours14:30 to 17:30 Hours
Dubai (UAE)07:30 to 10:30 Hours12:30 to 15:30 Hours
Kathmandu (Nepal) 09:15 to 12:15 Hours14:15 to 17:15 Hours
Singapore11:30 to 14:30 Hours16:30 to 19:30 Hours

How to Apply for GATE 2021

  • Click on the link https://appsgate.iitb.ac.in/ or visit official website of GATE.
  • Register yourself.
  • Save your registration Id and password for future purpose.
  • Login with given registration number and password.
  • Fill the details asked.
  • Attach the asked documents.
  • Submit the application form.
  • Make the payment.
  • And take its print-out for further usage.

Application Fee for GATE Notification 2021

For Exam Centres in IndiaFees to be paid (Rs.)During the extended period (Rs.)
Female Candidates7501250
SC/ ST/ PwDCandidates7501250
All other candidates15002000
For Exam Centres outside IndiaFees to be paid (Rs.)During the extended period (Rs.)
Addis Ababa, Colombo, Dhaka and KathmanduUS $50US $70
Dubai and SingaporeUS $100US $120

GATE 2021 Admit Card

GATE 2021 Admit Card will be released on 08.01.2021 (tentative). Visit official website to download the Admit Card.