GATE 2021: Eligibility, Exam-pattern, Admit Card, Result & Cut-off Release and Counselling

GATE 2021: Eligibility, Exam-pattern, Admit Card, Result & Cut-off Release and Counselling


The Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering (GATE) is one of the most competitive online tests, that examines thorough knowledge of the students about different undergraduate subjects of science and engineering to offer them admission to numerous postgraduate programs like Master of Engineering, Master of Architecture, Master of Technology, Doctor of Philosophy, etc. in esteemed institutes of India and outside India like Singapore’s Nanyang Technological University. Besides, various public sector undertakings in India also offered entry-level jobs to the engineers based on their GATE score, recently.  

Indian Institute of Science and Indian Institutes of Technologies (IIT-Roorkee, IIT-Kharagpur, IIT-Guwahati, IIT-Delhi, IIT-Kanpur, IIT-Chennai & IIT-Mumbai) jointly conduct GATE for the National Coordination Board – GATE, Dept. of Higher Education, Ministry of Human Resources Development (MHRD), Government of India (GOI).

GATE 2021

GATE 2021 will be conducted for 27 Subjects. GATE 2021 exam will be held over six days for 12 sessions. Starting from Friday 5th, continuing with Saturday 6th, Sunday 7th, Friday 12th & Saturday 13th, it will end on Sunday 14th of February 2021.The GATE examination  takes place in different cities throughout India in addition to 6 cities outside India. However, this time the exam will be held in foreign countries only if the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic eliminates and travel restrictions are loosened up. The GATE 2021 score would indicate the comparative performance level of the aspirant in a specific subject, which is attested based on numerous years of exam data. 

GATE 2021 is the most popular national-level exam which will be held on February 5-7 and February 12-13 for enrollment of aspirants in PG and doctoral programmes conducted by institutes throughout the country.

GATE 2021 Highlights

Name of Exam

Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering (GATE)

Frequency of Exam

Once in a year

Conducting Authority

Jointly by 7 IITs & IISc. Bangalore on a Rotational base.

Level of Exam


Mode of Application


Mode of Examination


No. of Papers

25 Papers (including freshly added Biomedical Engineering)

Official website


GATE 2021: Recent Update

Release of Information Brochure

GATE 2021 will be conducted by IIT Bombay, The institute has also released the Information brochure of gte 2021. The interested applicants will be able to apply for the examination after 14th of September, 2020. The last to apply for GATE 2021 is 30th September 2020 and 7th October 2020 without and with late fee, respectively. 

Introduction of two new subjects

IIT Bombay has introduced two new subjects in the GATE 2021 namely, Environmental Science and Engineering (ES) and Humanities and Social Science (XS), this has led to an increment in the total number of subjects to 27 in GATE 2021. 

Relaxation in the Eligibility Criteria

The eligibility criteria has been relaxed for the aspirants by IIT Bombay. According to the new criteria, GATE-2021 eligibility criteria have been altered from at least 10+2+4 (ongoing) to at least 10+2+3 (ongoing). This will allow the aspirants studying in the third year of their UG program to take the examination.

Option of two subject-papers

The applicants of GATE 2021 will be allowed to opt for two subject papers from the specified set of subjects’ combinations.

GATE 2021: Important Dates

GATE 2021 Events

GATE 2021 Dates

Release of Application Form


Last date for registration without late fee


Last date for registration with late fee


Application form correction window


Application correction window for some subjects


Issuance of Admit card


Exam day

5-Feb-2021 to 7-Feb-2021


12-Feb-2021 to14-Feb-2021

Result Declaration


GATE 2021 Eligibility

Nationality: Indians and foreign nationals from Bangladesh, Nepal, Sri Lanka, Singapore, Ethiopia and UAE are eligible for the National Level Post Graduate Engineering Entrance Exam.

Age Limit: No Age limit  

Academic Eligibility: Candidates qualified/ appearing for Bachelor's Degree in Engineering/Technology or Post Graduation in appropriate Science discipline 

Qualifying Marks: No minimum percentage 

No. of Attempts: No restriction on attempt limit

Note: This eligibility criterion is for GATE 2021 only. 

Eligibility for admission in M.Tech programmes in IITs is prescribed by the institutes respectively.

GATE 2021: Eligibility Benchmark Highlights


Qualifying Degree

Qualifying Degree/Exam

Description of eligible aspirants

Year of qualification 

not later than

BE/ BTech/ BPharm

Bachelor’s degree holders in Engineering/Technology (4 years after 12th  standard or 3 years after B.Sc./Diploma in Engineering /Technology)

presently in the 3rd year or higher grade or already finished



Bachelor’s degree of Architecture (5- year course) / Naval Architecture (4- year course) / Planning (4- year course)

presently in the 3rd year or higher grade or already finished


BSc (Research)/BS

Bachelor’s degree in Science (Post-Diploma/4 years after 12th  standard)

presently in the 3rd year or higher grade or already finished


Pharm D (after 12th  standard)

6-year degree course, consisting of internship or residency training, during 3rd year onwards

presently in the 3rd/4th/5th/6th year or already finished



Degree holders of M.B.B.S. and those who are in the 5th/6th/7th semester or higher semester of such courses.

presently in the 5th/6th/7th semester or higher semester or already finished


MSc/MA/MCA or equivalent

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

presently in the 1st year or higher or already finished


Int ME/ MTech (Post-BSc)

Post-BSc Integrated Master’s degree courses in Engineering/Technology (4-year course)

presently in the 1st/2nd/3rd/4th year or already finished


Int ME/ MTech or Dual Degree (after Diploma or 12th  standard)

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

presently in the 3rd/4th/5th year or already finished


BSc/BA/ BCom

Bachelor degree in any branch of Science/Arts/Commerce (3-year course)

presently in the 3rd year or already finished


Int MSc/ Int BS-MS

Integrated MSc or 5-year integrated BS-MS course

presently in the 3rd year or higher or already finished


Professional Society exams* 

(equivalent to BE/BTech/BArch)

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

finished Section A or equivalent of such professional courses



  • It is compulsory for the candidates to upload the required eligibility document at the time of filling GATE application form.
  • In case when the aspirant is completing his/her higher degree or has already completed a degree higher than that required , the candidate will be considered eligible to take the GATE 2021 examination.

GATE 2021 Eligibility Criteria for candidates other than Indians

Candidates of other countries except India are also allowed to appear for GATE 2021. These aspirants who have qualified or are completing their qualifying degree from countries other than India will have to meet the eligibility criteria as given below:

  • Must have finished or appearing in the final year or in the pre-final year of their UG degree in engineering and technology or;
  • Must have finished or appearing in the final year or in the pre-final year of their PG degree in any appropriate subjects of Science. 

GATE 2021 Syllabus

  • Verbal Ability: English grammar, verbal analogies, sentence completion, verbal deduction, word groups, instructions and critical reasoning.
  • Numerical Ability: Numerical estimation, computation & reasoning and data interpretation.
  • Engineering Mathematics (not applicable to all the Papers)
  • Technical Ability: Technical questions associated with the Subject discipline opted

For the present year, the authorities declared a new paper of Biomedical Engineering (BE).

GATE 2021 Exam Pattern

Type of Questions: 

  • Multiple Choice (MCQs)
  • Numerical Based 

No. of Sections: 3 (except in AR, CY, GG, EY, XL, PH and MA papers)

Marks for a correct answer

1 or 2 marks for each right answer based on the section.

Negative Marking:

  • -⅓ for 1 mark Multiple Choice Questions.
  • -⅔ for 2 mark Multiple Choice Questions.
  • No negative mark for Numerical Based Questions.

Total time: 180 Minutes

Total marks: 100

Division of Total Marks

  • General Aptitude: 15% 
  • Engineering Mathematics: 15% 
  • Subject Discipline chose by the applicant: 70% 

GATE 2021: Application Process

Step 1: Fill the Application Form for GATE 2021

  • Registration: Enter the details like Name, DOB, Gender, Nationality, Mobile Number, Email ID, etc → Click on the “submit” button.
  • Enter the One Time Password (OTP): Submit the OTP received on the registered mobile number and check your username and password sent in a confirmation mail on registered email.
  • Log-in & Verify the Details: Login with the username &  password → Verify the details entered in the application form → Click on “Confirm”.
  • Payment of Application Fee: Pay the application fee online using Net Banking/PayU/Debit/Credit Card. 
  • Submit: Click on “Submit” button 

Step 2: Download the GATE 2021 Application Form

Step 3: Download the Admit Card- Hall Ticket

GATE Admit cards are released online by the concerned authorities of GATE. The authority activates the link to download the GATE admit card on the official website. Applicants can download the same by entering valid information and application number. GATE Admit Card and photo ID proof are mandatory documents to appear in the GATE exam.

Step 4: Appear for GATE 2021

GATE will be held in computer-based mode at various exam centres. 

Step 5: GATE 2021 Result Announcement

The GATE 2021 result will be announced on the official website of GATE University after a few weeks of the exam. The qualified candidates will be called to participate in GATE 2021 Counselling.

Step 6: Participate in GATE 2021 Counselling 

The GATE Counselling is a web based counselling that takes into account the score obtained by the candidate in GATE. The counselling involves a series of steps like registration, seat allotment, document verification, fee payment and so on. 

GATE 2021: Application Form

The GATE 2021 application forms will be released by the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Bombay on September 14, 2020. The last date to apply for GATE 2021 without late fee is September 30, 2020, however, that with the late fee of INR 500 is October 7, 2020. Candidates are advised to duly fill the valid details and verify the same before the final submission. However, in case of any mistakes, the candidates will still be provided with a mistake correction facility through the correction window that will open on November 13. 

Candidates will be able to fill the application form of GATE 2021 in online mode from the GATE Online Application Processing System (GOAPS) portal. The application form will not be available in the offline mode. It is important for the interested aspirants to fill the application form and pay the application fee to attempt the entrance examination.

GATE 2021: Application Fee

  • The GATE 2021 application fee can be paid in online mode, using net banking or debit card or credit card.
  • The application fee will be non-refundable and non-transferable.

For Exam Centres in India

Application fee (in INR)

With Late Fee (in INR)

Female candidates



SC/ST/PwD* category candidates



All other candidates



For Exam Centres outside India 

Addis Ababa, Colombo, Dhaka and Kathmandu

US$ 50

US$ 70

Dubai and Singapore

US$ 100

US$ 120

GATE 2021: Admit Card

The GATE2021 Admit Card will be issued by the IIT Bombay via the online mode on January 8, 2021. The candidate can read all the details along with latest updates about the GATE2021 Admit Card on the official website. The GATE2021 Admit Card will be downloadable by the candidates from the official website of GOAPS after entering the valid User ID and password. The GATE2021 Admit Card will comprise the details about the exam as well as the candidate such as exam timing, examination date, test centre and name & roll number of the candidate along with other personal information.

GATE 2021: Result

The GATE2021 Result will be announced in the online mode on the official website by IIT Bombay on March 22, 2021.The candidates will be able to access the GATE2021 Result by filling in their Application Number and password. The authority will publish the scorecard of the same after the announcement of the result. Candidates will be able to check and download the GATE 2021 scorecard/result via GOAPS. The GATE2021 Result will be announced for all the participants but will be downloadable by only those who will qualify the exam. The validity of the GATE 2021 score will remain active for three years from the date of its declaration. 

Steps to check the GATE 2021 results:

  • Go to the official website GOAPS
  • Enter the login credentials- application number, password, and captcha code in the space given.
  • GATE 2021 results will be displayed on the screen in PDF format.
  • Download the result and keep it safe for further use

GATE 2021 CCMT Counselling

GATE 2021 CCMT (Centralized Counselling for MTech / MArch/ MPlan) Counselling will entirely rely on the aspirant's performance in GATE 2021. Only those applicants who will obtain more than GATE cut-off will be called to participate in GATE 2021 CCMT counselling. 

To take part in GATE 2021 counselling, the candidates will need to fill the GATE registration form on the respective portal followed by the payment of GATE 2021 Counselling fee. 

The GATE 2021 Centralized Counseling for M.Tech./M.Arch./M.Plan. will be conducted by the CCMT 2021. The process for centralized admission to PG programs will begin the 2nd week of April 2021. The GATE 201 counselling process will consist of few stages, namely, Online Registration, Choice Filling & Locking , Online Seat Allotment & Seat Acceptance, Admission Fee Payment and Physical Reporting at a Reporting Center (RC) and Admission in the Allotted Institute.

GATE 2021 Admission

After the successful participation in GATE 2021 Counselling and completion of required formalities, the candidates need to download their Provisional Admission Letter (PAL) and report in-person at the allotted institute for admission. The reporting must be done with DVC that will be issued by the RC and PAL on the CCMT-2021 website. Other documents as notified by the respective institutes on their website also need to be carried while reporting. However, before that the candidates will have to pay  the complete admission fee in the mode specified by the concerned institutes on their website.

GATE Cut Off

  • GATE 2020 Cut Off was released by IIT Delhi. GATE 2021 Cut Off for Mechanical Engineering (ME), CE, EC stood at 34.0, 32.9, and 28.8, respectively.
  • Qualified students who scored cut-off marks or more marks the eligibility for M.Tech admission in the STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics) programmes by IITs, NITs, IIITs, GFTIs, and STIs. 
  • Some PSUs like IOCL, DRDO, ONGC, BHEL, also use GATE scores to recruit the eligible engineers at different positions. Some of the PSUs are DRDO, IOCL, ONGC, NTPC, BHEL, etc
  • Out of a total number of 6,85,088 candidates who appeared in GATE 2021, only 18.8% could successfully qualify the GATE 2021.
  • The highest number of applicants were for Mechanical Engineering (ME) and the cut-off of the same stood at 34.0  
  • Least number of applicants (175 students) were for Ecology and Evolution (EY) and the cut off of the same stood at 42.2


What will be the application fee for GATE 2021?

On and before the last date of registration, the application fee for GATE 2021 will be INR 750/- for SC/ST category & females and INR 1500 for general category males. 

After the last date of registration, the application fee for GATE 2021 will be INR 1250/- for SC/ST category & females and INR 2000 for general category males. 

What are the steps to register for GATE?

Steps to register for GATE are as follows:

Step1. Fill the GATE form online on the official website of GATE Online Application Processing System (GOAPS).

  • Step2. Scan and Upload the necessary documents.
  • Step3. Pay the registration fee 
  • Step4. Submit the application form. 
  • Step5. Take the print out of the confirmation page. 

Can the same email Id be used to fill more than one application form for GATE?

No, only one GATE Application Form can be filled using one email ID. 

Which IIT body will conduct GATE 2021?

Indian Institute of Bombay will conduct the GATE 2021.

How many months are considered sufficient for the GATE preparation?

7-8 months of zealous preparation is adequate to crack the GATE 2021 exam


IGNOU 2020 TEE Answer Booklets & Re-evaluation Now Allowed to Applicants

IGNOU 2020 TEE Answer Booklets & Re-evaluation Now Allowed to Applicants

IGNOU 2020 TEE Answer Booklets & Re-evaluation Now Allowed to Applicants

Students participated in Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU) June 2020 TEE, and December 2019 TEE exam will now be allowed to apply for the xerox copies of answer booklets. Indira Gandhi National Open University has decided to allow the students for the revaluation and re totalling of marks, they scored in these examinations.

The results of IGNOU June 2020 TEE were announced on October 1. With the upcoming facility of issuance of the photocopy of answer booklets, the students who were dissatisfied with their results can apply for the revaluation of marks scored in the term-end examinations and the photocopies of IGNOU TEE answer sheets. 

The application for the same will have to be made online on the official website of the university. Students simply need to go to the IGNOU website and click apply on the designated link. After which, a few details need to be filled, followed by the payment of the application fee and submission of the application form. 

It must be noted that the applications for revaluation and photocopies of IGNOU December 2019 TEE and IGNOU June 2020 TEE of exams comprising MCQ type questions are disallowed. 

According to the statement in the IGNOU revaluation window,  “Reevaluation and copy of Answerscripts is not available for the Following Exam for Multiple Choice Questions (MCQ) type and conducted on OMR sheets.”

Students can apply for and get the photocopies of the answer booklets of IGNOU June TEE and IGNOU December TEE examinations if the answer copy has not been handled for Re-evaluation. Students can either first make an application for the copy of Answer Sheet, followed by an application for Re-evaluation or go for both simultaneously. 


UP Govt to pay Education Expenses of NEET Topper

UP Govt to pay Education Expenses of NEET Topper

UP Govt to pay Education Expenses of NEET Topper

Education expenses of NEET topper Akansha Singh will be paid by Uttar Pradesh Government. Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath has made an announcement about the disbursement of her graduation expenses. These expenses will include the expenditure of food and lodging during all the academic levels of her graduation.

Akansha Singh lives in Kushinagar district of UP and has achieved 100% score in NEET 2020 exam.  

Though Akansha was given second rank in the examination, she has been declared as top-ranked along with Soyeb Aftab who is native of Odisha state. On the direction of CM Yogi Adityanath, a letter is to be sent by the chief secretary of UP state, to the authorities concerned for the declaration of NEET 2020 ranks to declare Akansha Singh and Soyeb Aftab, both as the first rankers of NEET 2020 examination as they both have scored 720 marks out of maximum score of 720. 

Besides, personal wishes are sent from UP CM to the family members and parents of AKansha Singh, laurelled the top- scorer as an ideal for all the girls. CM Yogi Adityanath appreciated the hard -work she has made and the high perseverance she has maintained throughout her preparation. 

On the other side, Shoyeb Aftab has also created a history with a full score of 720/720 and All India Rank of 1. He is the first-ever candidate to score 100% in NEET examination. From Odisha state also, he is the first student to Top NEET. With this high score, he hopes to get admission in AIIMS New Delhi. 

NEET 2020 comprises a sum of 180 MCQ type questions for a maximum of 720 marks. Qualified candidates who have scored at least or more than NEET 2020 cut-off are considered eligible to participate in the counselling process of NEET 2020. This implies that the candidates with scores more than NTA NEET 2020 cut-off will be eligible for enrollment to state-quota seats India quota (AIQ) seats through NEET 2020 counselling. The NEET 2020 cutoff for students who belong to General Category is 147. The highest number of students who have qualified NEET 2020 are from Uttar Pradesh followed by Maharashtra.


KPPGCA Releases KMAT 2020 Admit Card

KPPGCA Releases KMAT 2020 Admit Card

KPPGCA Releases KMAT 2020 Admit Card

Karnataka Private Post Graduate Colleges Association, KPPGCA has released the admit card for KMAT 2020 for the eligible candidates who applied for the examination by filling the application form and paying the prescribed application fee. The admit card has been released via online mode on the official website of KPPGCA on 27th October 2020. 

Successful candidates need to download their admit card from the official website i.e. kmatindia.com. using their login credentials.

Karnataka Management Aptitude Test (KMAT) 2020 is an entrance examination that will be conducted by KPPGCA (Karnataka Private Post Graduate Colleges Association) to offer enrollment to the qualified candidates in 189+ AICTE or University accredited Management Schools established in Bangalore and Karnataka. This year, the examination will be conducted on 29th October 2020 for admission to management institutes in the state. 

The exam will take place via online mode, keeping in mind all the precautionary measures amid COVID-19. All the participants must carry along their KMAT Admit Card otherwise the entry to the exam hall is prohibited. Check below the simple steps to download the KMAT 2020 Admit Card. 

Step 1: Go to the official website i.e. kmatindia.com.

Step 2: Click on the link that reads KMAT Admit Card 2020.

Step 3: Enter the details asked on the page and download the KMAT 2020 admit card.

Step 4: Save a copy of KMAT Admit Card 2020 for future reference.

KMAT 2020: Official notice

According to the latest official notification on the website, Karnataka Management Aptitude Test (KMAT) 2020 will be conducted throughout the country and in more than 10 cities in Karnataka and Karnataka. Anyone from any part of India or world is allowed to apply for the examination.




230 Additional Seats For MBBS In Four Medical Colleges In Rajasthan

230 Additional Seats For MBBS In Four Medical Colleges In Rajasthan

230 Additional Seats For MBBS In Four Medical Colleges In Rajasthan

According to an official statement by Raghu Sharma, Rajasthan Health Minister, approval for the additional seats in MBBS in Rajasthan has been granted. 230 additional seats have been green signalled for the MBBS programmes at four medical schools in the state. 50 additional seats will be given to the medical schools in Udaipur and Ajmer. As far as Barmer Medical College is concerned, there will be an increment of 30 seats this year. 

In comparison to last year when there was a total increment of 550 seats, seats added this year are lower. However, if taken together, the total addition in MBBS seats in the last two years reaches 880 in Rajasthan, thereby making a sum of 2830 total MBBS seats in Rajasthan, today. 

The initiation of Srikalyan Government Medical College, Sikar has also received approval by the National Medical Science Commission. The Srikalyan Government Medical College, Sikar will be started in the session 2020-21. 

Sikar is a native district and approval of a medical college in Sikar was great news for Govind Singh Dotasara, Congress State President, who expressed extreme joy through a tweet over the approval.

"The much-awaited Sikar Medical College has received the approval of the National Medical Science Commission. It is a result of the strong will power of the Congress government of the state that the Sikar people have got their right, their medical college," a tweet by Mr Dotasara.

NEET 2020 Counselling: To Start from Tomorrow, Make Sure To Register

NEET 2020 Counselling: To Start from Tomorrow, Make Sure To Register

The news highlights the commencement of first round of NEET 2020 Counselling from Tomorrow

The first round of the NEET 2020 Counselling will start from 27th of October 2020 by the Medical Counselling Committee (MCC). The first round of seat allotment under this process will commence from tomorrow. The counselling process will be conducted only for those candidates who have qualified the NEET 2020 exam. Unqualified aspirants will not be able to take part in the same. However, the registration is mandatory for the eligible candidates to participate in the counselling. 

Registration for the first round of seat allotment needs to be done on the official website of MCC - mcc.nic.in. and will remain open till 2nd November 2020 before 5 pm. It must be noted that registration must be done before the deadlines otherwise the participation in the seat allotment process is prohibited. 

NEET 2020 registration process seeks the names of the courses and colleges preferred by the candidates that means the candidates will have to fill in their choices about the college and the course during the registration process. However, the candidates will be allowed to fill in their preference within a specific course of time i.e. from 28th October 2020 to 2nd November 2020, after that the preferences will be frozen. 

Followed by the 2nd round of seat allotment, details about which will be notified very soon, the 1st round will be conducted on 3rd and 4th November and the results of the same will be declared on 5th November 2020. Here is the process to register for the counselling process of NEET 2020:

NEET counselling 2020: Online registration process

Step 1: Go to the official website of MCC i.e. mcc.nic.in.

Step 2: Find and click on the ‘UG Medical Counselling’ link available on the homepage.

Step 3: Click on ‘New Registration’.

Step 4: Save your new login ID and password that will appear on the screen.

Step 5: Click on ‘Candidate Login’ and enter your new login credentials.

Step 6: Enter all the details asked.

Step 7: You will get a registration slip after filling all the details. 

Step 8: Make a payment of the registration fee. 

The registration fee needs to be paid before the deadline and the due date for the payment of the registration fee for NEET 2020 Counselling's first round is 2nd November 2020.