The Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering (GATE) is an All-India examination administered and conducted in eight zones across the country by the GATE Committee comprising of Faculty members from IISc, Bangalore and other seven IIT’s on behalf of the National Coordinating Board, Department of Education, Ministry of Human Resources Development. The GATE score/rank is used for admissions to Post Graduate Programmes (ME, M.Tech, MS, direct PhD) in institutes like IIT and IIScetc with financial assistance offered by MHRD. PSUs too use the GATE scores for recruiting candidates for various prestigious jobs with attractive remuneration.
GATE 2021 will be organised by IIT Bombay and the exam will be held from February 5 to 7 and 12 to 14. Registrations for GATE 2021 will start from September 14, 2020
What’s New in GATE 2021
Two NEW subject papers are introduced:
ES (Environmental Science and Engineering)
XH (Humanities and Social Sciences) in Economics / English / Linguistics / Philosophy / Psychology / Sociology.
- Total number of subject papers: 27
- 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.
- Eligibility criteria is relaxed. A Candidate who is currently studying in th 3rd or higher years of any undergraduate degree program OR has already completed any Government approved degree program in Engineering / Technology / Architecture / Science / Commerce / Arts is eligible to appear for GATE-2021 examination.
- A candidate may appear either in ONE or TWO subject papers. For candidates who choose TWO papers, the combination must be from the approved list of combinations and subject to the availability of infrastructure and date.
|Code of the First Paper (Primary)||Codes of Papers allowed as the Second Paper|
|BM||BT / XL|
|BT||BM / XL|
|CE||AR / ES|
|CH||CY / PE / XE|
|CY||CH / XL|
|EC||IN / PH|
|ES||AG / CE|
|GG||MN / PE / PH|
|IN||EC / EE / PH|
|MA||CS / PH / ST|
|MN||GG / XE|
|MT||PH / XE|
|PE||CH / GG / XE|
|PH||EC / GG / IN / MA / MT / ST|
|ST||MA / PH|
|XE||AE / CH / ME / MN / MT / PE / PI / TF|
|XL||BM / BT / CY / EY|
Note : Candidates opting to appear in TWO subject papers must have primary choice of paper, which will be their default choice and the second choice of paper, which has to be chosen from the allowed combinations.
From GATE-2021 onwards, candidates can apply for two subject papers from the prescribed et of combinations out of the 27 papers listed in the table given below. Candidates are expected to appear in a paper appropriate to the discipline of their qualifying degree. However, candidates are free to choose paper according to their admission plan, keeping in mind the eligibility criteria of the institutions in which they wish to seek admission. For more details regarding the admission criteria in any particular institute, candidates are advised to refer to the websites of that particular institute.
|Architecture and Planning||AR|
|Bio - medical Engineering||BM|
|Computer Science & Information Technology||CS|
|Electronics and Communication Engineering||EC|
|Geology and Geophysics||GG|
|Production and Industrial Engineering||PI|
|Textile Engineering & Fibre Science||TF|
|Ecology and Evolution||EY|
|Envirnomental Science and Engineering||ES|
|Humanities and Social Sciences||XH|