GATE ME 2021

Updated: 29.7.20

GATE (Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering) is a national entrance test conducted by the GATE Committee every year in eight zones across India. Applicants may use the GATE ME score or rank for admission to postgraduate courses such as M.Tech, MS, PhD at various IIT and IISc institutes. Candidates may also use the GATE score to create attractive jobs in PSUs.

GATE ME 2021 Exam Details

Check GATE ME 2021 details such as exam date, apply online, eligibility, selection, syllabus, exam pattern, admit card, books, notes, previous year papers, cut off and result.

GATE ME 2021: Important Dates

Events GATE ME Exam Date
Notification Date
01st week of September 2020
Online Application Form
04th week of September 2020
Last Date to Apply Online
01st week of October 2020
Application Correction
02nd week of October 2020
Last Date for Change of Exam City
03rd week of November 2020
GATE ME Admit Card 2021
03rd week of January 2021
GATE ME Exam Date 2021
01st week of February 2021
GATE ME Answer Key
03rd week of February 2021
GATE Result Date
02nd week of March 2021
GATE Score Card Date

GATE ME 2021: Application Form

The online GATE 2021 application will be activated shortly after the notification has been issued. Make sure you keep your documents convenient to apply online for the GATE 2021 exam.

GATE ME 2021 Eligibility Criteria

Qualifying Degree / Examination Description of Eligible Candidates

Bachelor’s degree in Engineering/Technology (4 years after 10+2 or 3 years after B.Sc./Diploma in Engineering /Technology)

Currently in the final year or already completed

Bachelor’s in Architecture (5 years course)

Currently in the final year or already completed

Bachelor’s in Science (Post-Diploma/4 years after 10+2)

Currently in the 4th year or already completed

Master’s degree in any branch of Science/Mathematics/Statistics/ Computer Applications or equivalent

Currently in the final year or already completed

Post-BSc Integrated Master’s degree programs in Engineering/Technology (4 years program)

Currently in the 2nd/ 3rd/4th year or already completed

Integrated Master’s degree program or Dual Degree program in Engineering/Technology (5 years program)

Currently in the 4 th/5th years or already completed

Integrated M.Sc. or 5 years integrated B.S.-M.S. program

Currently in the final year or already completed

B.E./B.Tech./B.Arch. equivalent examinations of Professional Societies, recognized by MHRD/UPSC/AICTE (e.g., AMIE by Institution of Engineers-India, AMICE by the Institute of Civil Engineers-India)

Completed Section A or equivalent of such professional courses

GATE ME Syllabus

It is very crucial to understand the entire syllabus of ME in order to crack the GATE ME exam. You can download GATE exam syllabus PDF branch wise along with the weightage.

The GATE exam will be conducted in an online mode held for 23 papers where the candidate has to opt only for 1 paper which will carry a total of 100 marks with a total exam duration of 3 hours.

Section Topics
Engineering Mathematics Linear Algebra, Calculus, Differential Equations, Complex Variables, Probability and Statistics, Numerical Methods,
Applied Mechanics and Design Engineering Mechanics, Mechanics of Materials, Theory of Machines, Vibrations, Machine Design
Fluid Mechanics and Thermal Sciences Fluid Mechanics, Heat-Transfer, Thermodynamics, Applications,
Materials, Manufacturing and Industrial Engineerings Engineering Materials, Casting, Forming and Joining Processes, Machining and Machine Tool Operations, Metrology and Inspection, Computer Integrated Manufacturing, Production Planning and Control, Inventory Control, Operations Research


Check GATE ME notes for better preparation in the exam. These ME notes will help in improving the study and achieving the good marks.


If you're aiming to crack the GATE exam, it's essential to prepare the best books to reach your goal easily. To improve your planning, we have prepared a list of the best GATE ME books.

Topic Book Name Author

Thermal Science  

Engineering Thermodynamics 

P.K. Nag

Fluid Mechanics

Introduction to Fluid Mechanics & Fluid Machines 

S. K. Som

Theory of Machines & Vibration

Theory of Machines 

S S Rattan

Strength of Materials

Strength of Materials 

Dr. B.C. Punmia, Ashok Kumar Jain, Arun Kumar Jain


Production Technology 

R.K. Jain

Heat Transfer

Fundamentals of Engineering Heat and Mass Transfer 

R.C. Sachdeva

Engineering Mechanics & Engineering Material

Materials Science And Engineering 

I P Singh

Engineering Mechanics 

S. Timoshenko, D.H. Young, J.V. Rao, Sukumar Pati

Machine Design

Design of Machine Elements 

V Bhandari

Industrial Engineering

Industrial Engineering and Management 

O. P. Khanna

Engineering Mathematics

Higher Engineering Mathematics 

B. S. Grewal


A Modern Approach to Verbal & Non-Verbal Reasoning (Edition: Revised)

R.S. Aggarwal

Quantitative Aptitude For Competitive Examinations 

R.S. Aggarwal

Previous Year Question Paper

We urge you to solve GATE ME Question Papers in order to channel your preparations. GATE previous year's papers will not only help you understand the GATE exam pattern, but will also help you understand the difficulty level.

Cut Off

GATE Cut off marks are the minimum marks a candidate needs to qualify for the GATE Exam. Applicants may check the official cut-off for GATE 2020, 2019, 2018, 2017, 2016, 2015, 2014.

Applicants can take a look at the GATE Previous Year Cut Off Marks.

GATE ME 2021 Admit Card

Before online GATE 2021 exam, candidates can download GATE admit card from the official website. The admit card link will most likely be activated by 3 January 2021.

GATE 2021 Result

The result of GATE ME 2021 will be published on the GOAPS website after the completion of the exam. Please note that the GATE score remains valid for three years from the date of publication of the GATE result.

See Related: Topper's Strategy to Crack GATE ME 2020 Exam

Check also GATE Notes 2020 & don't forget to take GATE ME Mock Test, to stay ahead in the competition.

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