Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering (GATE) is a national examination conducted jointly by the Indian Institute of Science (IISc), Bangalore, and the seven Indian Institutes of Technology (at Bombay, Delhi, Guwahati, Kanpur, Kharagpur, Madras, and Roorkee) on behalf of the National Coordination Board (NCB)-GATE, Department of Higher Education, Ministry of Education (MoE), Government of India.
Qualifying in GATE is a mandatory requirement for seeking admission and/ or financial assistance to (i) Master’s programs and direct Doctoral programs in Engineering/Technology/Architecture and (ii) Doctoral programs in relevant branches of Arts and Science, in the institutions supported by the MoE and other Government agencies. Even in some colleges and institutions, which admit students without MoE scholarship/assistantship, the GATE qualification is mandatory. Further, many Public Sector Undertakings (PSUs) have been using the GATE score in their recruitment process.
(i) Multiple Choice Questions (MCQ)
(ii) Multiple Select Questions (MSQ) and/or
(iii) Numerical Answer Type (NAT) Questions
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, and Arts is eligible for appearing in the GATE 2021 exam.
There is no restriction on the total number of GATE attempts. Also, There is no age limit.
Fees distribution for the year 2021-
Registration is from 14th September to 30th September. The Extended date for registration is 7th October, with additional fees.
There are changes in the syllabus for GATE 2021 for various subjects. Visit the official website for the new syllabus.
GATE 2021 would contain questions of THREE different types in all the papers:
Carrying 1 or 2 marks each, in all the papers and sections. These questions are objective, and each will have a choice of four answers, out of which ONLY ONE choice is correct. Negative Marking for Wrong Answers: For a wrong answer chosen in an MCQ, there will be negative marking. Deduction of 1/3 mark for 1-mark MCQ,and 2/3 mark for 2-mark MCQ for a wrong answer.
Carrying 1 or 2 marks each in all the papers and sections. These questions are objective, and each will have a choice of four answers, out of which ONE or MORE than ONE choice(s) are correct.
Note: There is NO negative marking for a wrong answer in MSQ questions. However, there is NO partial credit for choosing partially correct combinations of choices or any single wrong choice.
Questions carrying 1 or 2 marks each in most of the papers and sections. For these questions, the answer is a signed real number, which needs to be entered by the candidate using the virtual numeric keypad on the monitor (keyboard of the computer will be disabled). No choices will be shown for these types of questions. These questions will be mentioned with, up to which decimal places, the candidates need to present the answer. Also, for some NAT type problems an appropriate range will be considered while evaluating these questions so that the candidate is not unduly penalized due to the usual round-off errors.
Note: There is NO negative marking for a wrong answer in NAT questions. Also, there is NO partial credit in NAT questions.
GATE 2021 results will be announced on 22nd March 2021 and will be available on the GOAPS Website. It will be valid for THREE YEARS from the date of the announcement of the results. No information on the GATE 2021 score will be available after this period.
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