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GATE 2021

Explore The Highlights of GATE Exam 2021

Competitive exams are at their peak, and the craze for such exams is increasing like anything. The same goes with one of the most reputed examinations, and it is GATE 2021. The GATE Exam is one of the most prestigious examinations in the nation that bestows you the opportunity to flourish your higher studies or grabs the best job opportunity in MNC or PSU(Public Sector Undertaking).  GATE 2021 exam Aspirants who are enthusiastic about their career and want to go ahead with this GATE 2021 have a brilliant chance to uplift their professional life. 

In short, if you crack GATE Exam 2021, then you can acquire many opportunities such as your dream government job or admissions in Top IIT / IISc Colleges. 

Every year, this exam is conducted by the seven other IITs, the GATE 2021 committee and the faculty members of IISc, the department of education, the national coordinating board and the ministry of human resources. If we talk about GATE 2021, the exam was organized by IIT Bombay. The GATE 2021 exam comprises a total of 27 disciplines and the student had the liberty to choose any of the two subjects to proceed further with the examination.  

If you are keen to unfold some details about the GATE exam 2021, then you have landed at the right destination.

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GATE Exam 2021 Highlights

Aspirants can check the basic highlights of the GATE 2021 examination in the below table:

Conducted By IIT Bombay
Date of GATE Exam 2021 6 to 14 February 2021
GATE Exam 2021 – Mode of Application Online
GATE Exam 2021 – Application Fee (General) 1500
Mode of GATE Exam 2021 Online
GATE Exam 2021 Duration 3 Hours

It’s good to analyze the GATE exam pattern if you are keen to appear in the examination. Talking about GATE 2021, IIT Bombay decided to keep the objective-type questions. The GATE 2021 Question Paper covered Multiple Choice Questions (MSQ), Multiple Select Questions (MSQ), and Numerical Answer Type Questions (NAT).

GATE 2021 Important Dates

GOAPS (GATE Online Application Processing System) Website Opens 11 September 2020
Regular online registration / application portal Closing date 7 October 2020
Extended period for online registration / application with additional late fee of 500 ends 14 October 2020
Last date of Intimation to Registered Candidates after 1st Round of Scrutiny by Zonal Office 26 October 2020
Re-opening of GOAPS Portal for Successfully Registered Candidates to change (one time) Category / City / Exam Paper

(Change of City is free and extra 500 for Category and Paper change)

28 0ctober 2020
Last Date for change of Category, City & Exam Paper 13 November 2020
GOAPS Portal re-opens and allows successfully registered candidates to make final corrections(one time) in the Application Form

(i) Contact Address, University/College Name and / or Degree Nomenclature is free of cost.

(ii) Correction fees 500 for Name and / or Date of Birth

17 November 2020
Last Date to make corrections in Application Form 23 November 2020
Last and Final Chance for City Correction in Application Form 14 and 15 December 2020
Admit Card Goes live on the Online Application Portal

(for download and printing)

8 January 2021
Candidate responses on GOAPS Portal 18 February 2021
Uploading of Answer Keys with Question Paper 26 February 2021
Challenges by candidates on Answer Keys with Payment of 500 for each question 1st March 2021 to

4th March 2021 (up to 17:00 HRS)

Results go live on the Online Application Portal 19 March 2021
GATE 2021 Scorecard for eligible candidates is live on GOAPS Portal 27 March 2021 –

30 June 2021

GATE 2021 Scorecard is available (by paying 500) on GOAPS Portal for eligible candidates 1 July 2021 –

31 December 2021

Last date to Avail GATE Scorecard 1 January 2022

GATE Exam 2021 Date:

In this article, the dates for the GATE 2021 Exams are mentioned:

GATE 2021 Examination

Forenoon: 9:30 AM to 12:30 PM

Afternoon: 3:00 PM to 6:00 PM

6 February 2021

7 February 2021

13 February 2021

14 February 2021

For more detailed GATE 2021 Exam dates, check the table below:

5 February 2021 12:00 – 17:00 hrs Miscellaneous Activities
6 February 2021

9:30-12:30 hrs

(Forenoon Session-FN)

CE-1, IN, CY

15:00-18:00 hrs

(Afternoon Session-AN)

7 February 2021

9:30-12:30 hrs

(Forenoon Session-FN)


15:00-18:00 hrs

(Afternoon Session-AN)

12 February 2021 12:00 – 17:00 hrs Miscellaneous Activities
13 February 2021

9:30-12:30 hrs

(Forenoon Session-FN)

CS-1, MA, BT, CH, TF

15:00-18:00 hrs

(Afternoon Session-AN)

CS-2, XE, XL
14 February 2021

9:30-12:30 hrs

(Forenoon Session-FN)

ME-1, XH

15:00-18:00 hrs

(Afternoon Session-AN)

ME-2, MT

GATE 2021 Marks Distribution

Sections Marks Weightage
(GA) General Aptitude 15%
(EM) Engineering Mathematics 13%
Core Discipline 72%

GATE 2021 Results

GATE Results are the most awaited part of the exam journey. In 2021, the GATE exams were conducted by IIT Bombay in February 2021. The results, meanwhile, were announced on 19 March 2021. The GATE Results were available online at the official website for GATE. Candidates can check their results online.

GATE 2021 Scorecard

Post the declaration of the GATE results; the GATE Scorecard is also released on the official portal. For 2021, the scorecard was available for download for regular candidates from 27 March 2021 to 30 June 2021. Post these dates; applicants will have to download the soft copy by paying Rs 500. The last date for the applicants to download the scorecard with 500 rupees late fee is 1 January 2022.

GATE 2021 Cut-0ff

After the results are announced, the GATE cut-offs were also declared. All the participating institutions and PSU sectors will decide their cut-off marks. However, GATE officials also proclaim the cut-offs as per the category and the subjects. We have also given the cut-offs for a few disciplines here, for reference:

Cut-off List For A Few Disciplines – 2021

Streams Cut-offs(out of 100) Cut-offs(Out of 100) for OBC-(NCL)/EWS Cut-offs(Out of 100) for SC/ST/PwD
Petroleum Engineering 52.4 47.1 34.9
Computer Science 26.1 23.4 17.4
Mechanical Engineering 33.0 29.7 22.0
Chemical Engineering 35.1 31.5 23.4
Civil Engineering 29.2 26.2 19.4
Electronics and Communication 25.0 22.5 16.6
Electrical Engineering 30.3 27.2 20.2

GATE Counselling 2021

The GATE Counselling 2021 dates are yet to be announced. Meanwhile, candidates are advised to keep these few crucial points about GATE Counselling in mind.

  • Students have to apply individually for each IIT
  • CCMT is organized for admission to all NITs and several centrally supported institutes
  • Students who have qualified for the GATE exams with legit scorecards can appear for counselling


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