Latest Updates on GATE 2021
The closing date of Registration for GATE 2021 is EXTENDED up to 17:00 hrs IST (5:00 PM) Wednesday 14th October 2020.
Last and Final Chance for candidates to complete registration with REGULAR FEES by 17:00 hrs IST (5:00 PM) today 08.10.2020. After that portal will accept Registrations with late fees.
From 28.10.2020 to 13.11.2020, Change the choice of Examination City is FREE for Successfully Registered Candidates
Online registration for GATE 2021 is EXTENDED up to Wednesday 7th October 2020 with regular fees.
Highlights of GATE-2021
- Dates of examination: Friday 5th, Saturday 6th, Sunday 7th, Friday 12th, Saturday 13th, and Sunday 14th February 2021. There are two sessions (forenoon and afternoon) each day.
- Fully Computer Based Test (CBT).
- 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
- Syllabi of all subject papers have been revised for GATE 2021.
- All Test Papers of GATE 2021 will be entirely objective type.
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.
- ONE or TWO subject papers allowed. TWO Paper combinations have to be chosen from the given list of combinations of papers. The final allotment of TWO papers will still be subject to the availability of infrastructure and dates.
- Eligibility criteria are relaxed. 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 the GATE-2021 examination.
- There is NO age limit to appear for the GATE 2021 examination.
- Applications will be accepted ONLINE only through the GATE-2021 website link GOAPS. Even if a candidate is appearing for TWO Papers, the candidate should fill the ONLY ONE application form.
- The GATE-2021 scorecard will remain valid for THREE years from the date of announcement of results.
- Depending on the COVID-19 situation, the schedule of the GATE 2021 examination may change.
- Due to COVID-19 related international travel restrictions, examinations at the International Centres may be dropped, if the situation is not conducive by end of November 2020.
- Details available at the official website: https://gate.iitb.ac.in
- Organising Institute: Indian Institute of Technology Bombay (IIT Bombay).
|GATE Online Application Processing System (GOAPS) Website Opens||Monday||14th September 2020|
|Closing Date of REGULAR online registration / application portal||Wednesday||30th September 2020|
|Extended closing date of REGULAR online registration / application portal||Wednesday||7th October 2020|
|Last and Final Extended closing date of REGULAR online registration / application portal||Thursday||8th October 2020
(till 5:00 PM)
|End of EXTENDED period for online registration / application
(with additional late fee of 500)
|Monday||12th October 2020|
|EXTENDED Closing date of Registration for GATE 2021 (with additional fee)||Wednesday||14th October 2020
(till 5:00 PM)
|Last date of intimation to Registered Candidates after Scrutiny||Wednesday||21st October 2020|
|Re-opening of GOAPS Portal for Successfully Registered Candidates to change Category / City / Exam paper
(Change of City is FREE and extra 500 for Category and Paper Change)
|Wednesday||28th October 2020|
|Last Date for change of Category, City & Exam Paper||Friday||13th November 2020|
|Availability of Admit Card on the Online Application Portal
(for download and printing)
|Friday||8th January 2021|
|GATE 2021 Examination
Forenoon: 9:00 AM to 12:00 Noon (Tentative)
Afternoon: 3:00 PM to 6:00 PM (Tentative)
|5th February 2021
6th February 2021
7th February 2021
12th February 2021
13th February 2021
14th February 2021
|Announcement of results in the Online Application Portal||Monday||22nd March 2021|
The health and safety of the candidates are of utmost priority. Due to the current COVID-19 pandemic situation, the dates mentioned here are subject to change.
In rare cases, it may be necessary to postpone the GATE 2021 examination because of situations beyond the control of the GATE committee.
All updates will be available on this website.