GATE Notification 2021, Submit Online Application,Know Eligibility

Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Bombay will conduct GATE 2021 exam on February 5 to 7 and 12 to 14. GATE 2021 registration will start from September 14 in online mode. Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering, commonly known as GATE 2021 exam, will also have two new subjects - Humanities and Social Science (XH) and Environmental Science and Engineering (ES). Also, due to prevailing Covid-19 situations, GATE 2021 eligibility criteria has also been relaxed. Candidates who are in third year will also be eligible for appearing in GATE 2021.


GATE Exam 2021 Details

Name of Exam: Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering (GATE) 2021

Organizing Institute:
 Indian Institute of Technology Bombay (IIT Bombay)

Type of Test: Fully Computer Based Test (CBT)

Validity of GATE 2021: Valid for THREE years from the date of announcement of results

Total number of subject papers:

Duration of Exam: 3 Hours

Examination Date/s: Friday 5th, Saturday 6th, Sunday 7th, Friday 12th, Saturday 13th and Sunday 14th February, 2021.

What is the GATE 2021 Exam?

GATE 2021 will be conducted by IIT Bombay to provide candidates with the qualification required for M.Tech admissions and PSU recruitments. The examination is held as a computer based test for all registered and eligible candidates. The preferred paper from the 27 papers has to be selected by the candidates during registration. GATE scores can be used for admissions into premier institutes. PSU’s also recruit candidates on the basis of GATE scores. The entrance examination is conducted in slots and some papers were conducted in two sessions due to the higher number of candidates.


Eligibility Criteria for GATE 2021

A candidate who is currently studying in the 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.

Age for GATE 2021

  • There is no age limit for the GATE 2021 exam.

Nationality - Should have Indian nationality. However, if candidates of other nationalities will also be able to apply for GATE 2021 if they meet the eligibility.

How to apply for GATE 2021

Application for GATE 2021 can be submitted ONLINE (through GOAPS website, from 14-09-2020 to 30-09-2020.

Application Fees for GATE 2021


Application Fee

General Category (Male) and Others

Rs. 1500

Women and SC/ST Category

Rs. 750

Candidates with Dubai and Singapore as exam centres

US$ 100

Candidates with Addis Ababa, Colombo, Dhaka and Kathmandu as exam centres

US$ 50

Important Dates of GATE 2021

  • Starting Date for Apply Online: 14-09-2020
  • Closing Date to Submission (Online) of Application: 30-09-2020
  • Extended Closing Date for Submission of (Online) Application: 07-10-2020
  • Last Date for Requesting Change of Examination City (an additional fee will be applicable): 13-11-2020
  • Admit Cards Available on Website: 08-01-2021
  • Date of GATE 2019 Exam: 05 to 07 & 12 to 14-02-2021
  • Date of Announcement of Results on Online Application Portal: 22-03-2021

Important Web-links

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