GATE Exam 2021

GATE 2021 Official notification to be released shortly by GOAPS officials. This year, IIT Bombay will be conducting the Graduate Aptitude Test (GATE 2021) Engineering entrance Exam. IIT Delhi officially released the GATE 2020 result along with the scorecard for all 26 branches. Candidates who have taken part in the GATE 2020 exam can check the results here via a direct link shared below:

GATE Result 2020, check your score card now!

GATE 2021 Exam Date Schedule will soon be revealed on the official GATE site ( You can check the date, day, and time of the GATE exam for the different branches as soon as the notification is issued. For your convenience, we will also provide a direct link to check the full GATE 2021 exam schedule below.

This year the GATE 2021 notification will be published by IIT Bombay along with the GATE registration link, syllabus, and important event dates. The GATE exam is scheduled to take place on the first week of February 2021. The GATE registration link will be activated on the official website. Applicants should check the required eligibility before applying for an online exam.

Upon completion of the City Correction Exam, IIT Bombay will release the GATE 2021 admit Card for all candidates 15 days prior to the date of the Exam. With the help of the registration number and password, you can easily download the GATE admit Card for the official GATE website.

For more details check here GATE 2021 Important Dates, Exam Pattern, admit Card Download Info, Exam City Correction, Application Form, Fee, Registration Dates, & Eligibility, Practice Question Papers.

GATE 2021 Notification PDF, Download Soon!

GATE 2020 Notification, Check here

What is GATE Exam?

GATE Exam's full form is 'Graduate Aptitude Test Engineering.' GATE is a national level engineering entrance examination (All-India examination) administered throughout the nation in 8 zones (with approximately 200 examination centers) by the National Coordinating Board, the Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD), the Department of Higher Education and the Government of India (GOI).

GATE exam is conducted by the following institutes on behalf of National Coordination Board-GATE - IISc (Indian Institute of Science), IIT Roorkee, Delhi, Guwahati, Kanpur, Kharagpur, Madras, Bombay.

GATE exam consists of 65 multiple choice and numerical questions over a 3-hour duration. GATE Score is valid for a period of 3 years. know more about GATE exam pattern and GATE previous years questions.

Why GATE 2021?

1. With the GATE 2021 score, you can get admission in Master of Engineering (M.E.)/Master of Technology (M.Tech) courses and Ph.D. Programs at various IITs, NITs, IIS, GFTIs and other reputed Universities.

2. GATE score can be used to apply for prestigious jobs in PSUs, Central Government, GOI Organizations and Private Sector.

3. If you pass GATE 2021, you can join state-level or a national-level university/college for pursuing higher studies like M.Tech through GATE. You will be given a scholarship of Rs 12400 for every month until the completion of two years of your course.

4. If you pass the GATE exam, your GATE score will remain valid for 3 years for joining in M.Tech.

5. For government jobs, your GATE Score will remain valid for the current year.

6. GATE 2021 will be conducted for 25 subjects and the subject Biomedical has been added recently in the list.

GATE 2021: Important Dates

Events GATE Important Dates
GATE Notification 2021 Date 01st week of September 2020
GATE Application Form 2021 04th week of September 2020
Last Date of GATE Registration 01st week of October 2020
GATE Application Correction Date 02nd week of October 2020
Last Date to Apply with Late Fees (Extended) 03rd week of October 2020
Last Date for Change of Exam City 03rd week of November 2020
GATE Admit Card 2021 Download Date 01st week of January 2021
GATE Exam Date 2021 01st week of February 2021
GATE Answer Key 2021 03rd week of February 2021
GATE Result Date 2021 02nd week of March 2021
GATE Score Card Date

3rd week of March to last week of May 2021

GATE 2021: Exam Schedule

GATE 2021 exam schedule will be communicated through the release of the GATE 2021 official notification. Below are the exam scheduled for GATE 2020 exam:

Session Code Examination Date & Day Time Paper(s) Code


01 February 2020 (Saturday)

09:30 – 12:30 hrs

(Forenoon Session)



01 February 2020 (Saturday)

14:30 – 17:30 hrs

(Afternoon Session)



02 February 2020 (Sunday)

09:30 – 12:30 hrs

(Forenoon Session)



02 February 2020 (Sunday)

14:30 – 17:30 hrs

(Afternoon Session)



08 February 2020 (Saturday)

09:30 – 12:30 hrs

(Forenoon Session)



08 February 2020 (Saturday)

14:30 – 17:30 hrs

(Afternoon Session)



09 February 2020 (Sunday)

09:30 – 12:30 hrs

(Forenoon Session)



09 February 2020 (Sunday)

14:30 – 17:30 hrs

(Afternoon Session)


GATE 2021 Registration

The GATE online application form link will soon be active after the release of the official notification. Therefore, stay tuned for more updates.

GATE 2021 Application Fees

Category Fee
Women/SC/ST/PWD ₹ 750/-
Male Category (General/OBC) ₹ 1500/-
Applicants from Addis Ababa, Dhaka, Colombo & Kathmandu US$ 50
Applicants from Dubai & Singapore US$ 100

GATE 2021 Exam City Correction

Step-1 Visit the official site of IIT Delhi

Step-2 Login by filling your details i.e. Roll number and password

Step-3 Click on Submit

Step-4 Apply for GATE 2021 Exam City Correction

GATE 2021 Paper Codes

GATE Paper Code
GATE Civil Engineering CE
GATE Mechanical Engineering ME
GATE Computer Science and Information Technology CS
GATE Electronics and Communication Engineering EC
GATE Electrical Engineering EE

GATE 2021 Eligibility Criteria

The candidates who possess the following criteria are eligible to appear in GATE 2021.

1. Educational Qualification

To apply for GATE 2021, a candidate must possess either of the mentioned qualification(s).

  • BE/B. Tech/B. Pharma
  • B.Arch
  • B.Sc (Research)/B.S
  • Professional Society Examination (equivalent to B.E./B. Tech/B. Arch)
  • M.Sc./M.A./MCA or equivalent
  • Integrated M.E/M.Tech (Post – B.Sc)
  • Integrated M.Sc./Integrated B.S-M.S
  • Integrated M.E./M.Tech or Dual Degree (after Diploma or 10+2)

2. Pass Percentage

To apply for GATE 2021, there are no minimum pass percentage criteria defined.

3. Age Limit

There is no age limit defined to apply for the GATE exam.

4. Nationality

You should have Indian nationality to apply for GATE 2021. Candidates belonging to Nepal, Bangladesh, Singapore, Sri Lanka, Ethiopia, and the United Arab Emirates are also eligible for the GATE 2021 exam.

GATE 2021 Syllabus

GATE Exam Pattern 2021
Section No. of Questions Marks Marks/Questions Total Marks
General Aptitude 5 5 1 5
5 5 2 10
Technical, Engineering, Mathematics 25 25 1 25
30 30 2 60
Total 65     100

Note: 1/3 marks will be deducted for the wrong answers i.e (0.33) marks for 1 mark questions and (0.66) marks will be deducted for questions carrying 2 marks. No mark will be deducted for the wrong answer to NAT questions.

GATE 2021 Syllabus Branch-wise

We have listed down the GATE 2021 syllabus PDF for CE, ME, CS, EC, and EE branch.

Papers Syllabus
General Aptitude (GA) : Common in all papers Download
CE: Civil Engineering Download
CS: Computer Sc. And Information Technology Download
EC: Electronics And Communication Engineering Download
EE: Electrical Engineering Download
ME: Mechanical Engineering Download

New Changes Introduced in GATE 2021

Since the notification is not released yet, thus the changes will also be revealed along with the official GATE 2020 notification. For reference, check out below the new changes introduced by the authority previously for GATE Exam:

Reservation Quota for EWS Candidates: Previous year the Government has announced a 10% reservation quota for Economically Weaker Section (EWS or GEN-EWS) candidates who want to participate in the GATE 2020-21 exams.

New Paper: A new paper in GATE 2020 which is Biomedical is added. You can check out the official notification for further information.

Exam Centers: Candidates can choose two centres from the same zone while the third centres can't be picked up from the same zone. The GATE exam will be held in the international cities also, these are: Dubai (UAE), Addis Ababa (Ethiopia), Colombo (Sri Lanka), Dhaka (Bangladesh), Kathmandu, (Nepal) and Singapore

Thumb Impression: Candidates are no more required to upload their thumb impression while submitting the GATE online application form.

Virtual Calculator: Candidates will be given the virtual calculator at the time of the GATE exam. Candidates with Scientific Calculators are not allowed to enter the exam hall.

GATE Books

It is important to follow the right study material and books for the GATE preparation. Thus we have compiled the list of GATE books for CSE, CE, ME, EE, and ECE along with their authors to make sure that you prepare from the best GATE books:

Topic Book Name Author
Computer Networks Computer Networking: A Top-Down Approach (Edition 6) James F. Kurose, Keith W. Ross
Databases Database System Concepts (Edition 6) Silberschatz, Sudarshan, Korth
Algorithms Introduction to Algorithms (Edition 3) Thomas H. Cormen, Charles E. Leiserson, Ronald L. Rivest, Clifford Stein
Theory of Computation An Introduction to Formal Languages and Automata (Edition 5) Peter Linz
Operating Systems Operating System Concepts (Edition 8) Silberschatz, Galvin, Gagne
Digital Logic Digital Logic & Computer Design (Edition 1) M. Morris Mano
Engineering Mathematics Higher Engineering Mathematics (Edition 43) B. S. Grewal, Edition
Computer Organization & Architecture Computer Organization and Architecture (Edition 7) Hamacher, Vranesic, Zaky
Complier Logic Compilers: Principles, Techniques and Tools (Edition 2) Alfred V. Aho, Ravi Sethi, D. Jeffrey Ulman
Programming & Data Structure The C Programming language (Edition 2) Brian W. Kernighan, Dennis M. Ritchie
Classic Data Structures (Edition 2) Debasis Samanta
Aptitude A Modern Approach to Verbal & Non-Verbal Reasoning (Edition: Revised) R.S. Aggarwal
Quantitative Aptitude For Competitive Examinations (Edition 7) R.S. Aggarwal
Topic Book Name Author
Engineering Mathematics Higher Engineering Mathematics (Edition 43) B.S. Grewal
Surveying Surveying (vol. 1,2,3) B.C.Punia, Askok jain, Arun Jain
Strength of Materials Strength of Materials (Edition 2) U.C Jindal
Design Of Steel Structures Design Of Steel Structures (Edition 3) S.K Duggal
Highway Engineering Highway Engineering S.K.Khanna, C.E.G.Justo
Structural Analysis Basic Structural Analysis (Edition 3) C.S.Reddy
R.C.C. Design R.C.C. Designs (Reinforced Concrete Structures) (Edition 3) B.C.Punmia, Ashok Kumar Jain, Arun Jain
Engineering Hydrology Engineering Hydrology (Edition 4) K Subramanya
Fluid Mechanics & Fluid Machines Hydraulics and Fluid Mechanics (Edition 14) Dr. P.N.Modi, Dr. S.M Seth
Irrigation Engineering Irrigation Engineering and Hydraulic Structures (Edition 1) S.K Garg
Soil Mechanics & Foundation Engineering Basics and Applied Soil mechanics (Edition 2) Gopal Ranjan, A.S.R.Rao
Aptitude A Modern Approach to Verbal & Non-Verbal Reasoning (Edition: Revised) R.S. Aggarwal
Quantitative Aptitude For Competitive Examinations (Edition 7) R.S. Aggarwal
Environmental Engineering Water Supply Engineering(Environmental Engineering Vol.1) (Edition 28) S.K Duggal
Sewage Disposal and Air Pollution Engineering( Environmental Engineering Vol. 2) (Edition 3) S.K Duggal
Topic Book Name Author
Power Electronics Power Electronics (Edition 5) P.S.Bimbhra
Signals & Systems Signals and Systems (Edition 2) Oppenheim Alan V, Willsky Alan S, Nawab S. Hamid
Control Systems Control Systems Engineering (Edition 5) I.J.Nagrath, M. Gopal
Electrical Machines Electrical Machinery (Edition 7) P. S. Bimbhra
Measurements A Course In Electrical And Electronic Measurements And Instrumentation (Edition 7) A K Sawhney
Electromagnetic Fields Engineering Electromagnetics (Edition 8) William H Hayt, John A Buck
Engineering Mathematics Higher Engineering Mathematics (Edition 43) B. S. Grewal
Power Systems Electrical Power Systems (Edition 6) C. L. Wadhwa
Power System Engineering (Edition 2) I Nagrath, D Kothari
Analog & Digital Electronics Integrated Electronics: Analog And Digital Circuits And Systems (Edition 2) Christos C. Halkias, Chetan D. Parikh Jacob Millman
Digital Logic and Computer Design (Edition 1) M Morris Mano
Electrical Circuits (Networks) Circuit Theory: Analysis & Synthesis (Edition 6) Abhijit Chakrabarti
Fundamentals of Electric Circuits (Edition 5) Charles K. Alexander, Matthew N. O. Sadiku
Aptitude A Modern Approach to Verbal & Non-Verbal Reasoning (Edition: Revised) R.S. Aggarwal
Quantitative Aptitude For Competitive Examinations (Edition 7) R.S. Aggarwal
Topic Book Name Author
Digital Circuits Digital Logic and Computer Design (Edition 1) M. Morris Mano
Analog Circuits Microelectronic Circuits: Theory and Applications (Edition 6) Adel S. Sedra, Kenneth C. Smith
Signals & Systems Signals & Systems (Edition 2) Alan V. Oppenheim, Alan S.Willsky, S.Hamid Nawab
Electromagnetics Principles of Electromagnetics (Edition 4) Mathew N.O. Sadiku
Engineering Mathematics Higher Engineering Mathematics (Edition 43) B. S. Grewal
Networks Fundamentals of Electric Circuits (Edition 5) Charles K. Alexander, Matthew N. O. Sadiku
Control Systems Automatic Control Systems (Edition 9) Benjamin C. Kuo
Electronic Devices and Circuits Semiconductor Physics and Devices (Edition 4) Donald A. Neaman, Dhrubes Biswas
Analog and Digital Communication Principles of Communication Systems (Edition 3) Goutam Saha, Herbert Taub, Donald Schilling
Quantitative Aptitude A Modern Approach to Verbal & Non-Verbal Reasoning (Edition: Revised) R.S. Aggarwal
Quantitative Aptitude For Competitive Examinations (Edition 7) R.S. Aggarwal
Topic Book Name Author
Heat Transfer Fundamentals of Engineering Heat and Mass Transfer R.C. Sachdeva
Machine Design Design of Machine Elements V Bhandari
Engineering Mathematics Higher Engineering Mathematics B. S. Grewal
Fluid Mechanics Introduction to Fluid Mechanics & Fluid Machines S. K. Som
Manufacturing Production Technology R.K. Jain
Theory of Machines & Vibration Theory of Machines S S Rattan
Industrial Engineering Industrial Engineering and Management O. P. Khanna
Thermal Science Engineering Thermodynamics P.K. Nag
Strength of Materials Strength of Materials Dr. B.C. Punmia, Ashok Kumar Jain, Arun Kumar Jain
Aptitude A Modern Approach to Verbal & Non-Verbal Reasoning (Edition: Revised) R.S. Aggarwal
Quantitative Aptitude For Competitive Examinations R.S. Aggarwal
Engineering Mechanics & Engineering Material Materials Science And Engineering I P Singh
Engineering Mechanics S. Timoshenko, D.H. Young, J.V. Rao, Sukumar Pati

GATE Admit Card 2021

The GATE organizing authority will issue the GATE 2021 admit card for the applicants 15-20 days prior to the exam date. To download your GATE admit card you need GOAPS Enrollment ID and password. Make sure you carry your admit card at the exam hall, without the admit card the entry to the exam hall is strictly prohibited.

GATE Study Material 2021

Candidates who are preparing for GATE 2021 exam should check the best study material in order to improve the score in the exam. Check branch-wise study notes for ME, CE, EE, ECE & CSE.

GATE Question Papers

You can get branch-wise GATE previous year question papers to kick start GATE preparation in the right direction. We've combined question papers of GATE exam in PDF form along with their solution and answer key. You can use them during your GATE 2021 exam preparation.

GATE Paper (Branch) GATE 2020 Question Paper GATE 2020 Answer Key GATE 2020 Solution
Computer Science & Engineering (CSE) Question Paper Answer Key Solution
Civil Engineering (CE) Question Paper-1

Question Paper-2
Answer Key-1

Answer Key-2

Electrical Engineering (EE) Question Paper Answer Key Solution
Electronics & Communications (EC) Question Paper Answer Key Solution
Mechanical Engineering (ME) Question Paper-1

Question Paper-2
Answer Key-1

Answer Key-2


How is the GATE Score calculated?

To calculate the GATE Percentile, follow the below formula: GATE Percentile=((N-R)/N) X 100


  • N = Total number of students appeared in the GATE 2021 exam (for particular stream)
  • R = Rank obtained by you

GATE Cutoff

Below is the branch-wise GATE 2020 cut off: -

Branch Total Candidates Appeared General/EWS OBC SC/ST/PH
CSE 97481 28.5 25.5 19.0
CE 125974 32.9 29.6 21.9
EE 93526 33.4 30 22.2
ECE 83418 28.8 25.9 19.2
ME 137826 34.0 30.6 22.6

GATE Subject Wise Weightage

GATE 2021 Result & Score Card

The GATE Result 2021 will be released after the completion of the GATE 2021 exam which will be held in February 2021. To check your result, you need login credentials (Registration No/Email ID). If you qualify GATE 2021 exam, you will be able to download your GATE scorecard from the official GATE website. Please note that the eligibility of your GATE scorecard is Three (3) years.

GATE 2021 Counselling

After qualifying the GATE exam, you have to appear for the Group Discussion/Personal Interview. The GATE Counselling is done separately by the participating institutions. Centralized counselling called CCMT (Centralized Counseling for M. Tech/M. Plan) is conducted to get admission in IIT, NIT, and other government institutes. The IITs conducts their own counselling for the admission in M.Tech course. The other state-level universities conduct their own counselling for the admissions.

GATE 2021 FAQs

  • 1. Which IIT will conduct GATE 2021?

    IIT Bombay will most expectedly be going to conduct the GATE 2021 exam.

  • 2. How many attempts are there for GATE 2021?

    There is no limit of attempts defined by the officials.

  • 3. What is the eligibility for GATE exam?

    To apply for GATE 2021, you should have BE/B.Tech/B.Pharma/B.Arch/B.Sc (Research)/B.S Professional Society Examination/M.Sc./M.A./MCA or equivalent/Integrated M.E/M.Tech/Integrated M.Sc./Integrated B.S-M.S/Integrated M.E./M.Tech or Dual Degree.

  • 4. How much is the GATE 2020 cut off of general category for computer science engineering?

    Last year, the GATE cut off for general category in computer science was 28.5 marks.

  • 5. What is the age limit for GATE exam?

    There is no age limit set for the candidates.

  • 6. How many times the GATE exam is conducted in a year?

    GATE is conducted once every year.

  • 7. How much CGPA is required for GATE?

    There is no minimum CGPA required to appear for GATE 2021.

  • 8. Can I give GATE exam after BCA?

    Students from BCA background are not eligible for this exam.

  • 9. Is MCA eligible for GATE exam?

    Candidates from the second and third year are eligible for GATE 2021.

  • 10. For what GATE exam is conducted?

    GATE exam is conducted to get admission to postgraduate programs in Indian institutions of higher education. 

  • 11. Who conducted the Gate exam?

    GATE exam is conducted jointly by IISc and 7 IITs on behalf of the National Coordination Board-GATE, Department of Higher Education, Ministry of Human Resource Development, GOI.

  • 12. What is the GATE registration number?

    GATE registration number is the number you receive after successfully filling up the GATE registration form.

  • 13. Can I give GATE in 3rd year?

    No, candidates in the 3rd year are not eligible to appear for GATE 2021.

  • 14. Can we give GATE exam in the 3rd year?

    No, you can not give GATE 2021 in 3rd year.

  • 15. How many times can we write GATE exam?

    There is no limit for candidates to appear for GATE exam.

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