GATE 2021

Important Dates

GATE 2021 - Important Dates

Activity Day Date
GATE Online Application Processing System (GOAPS) Website Opens Monday
14th September 2020
11th September 2020
Closing date of REGULAR online registration / application portal Wednesday 30th September 2020
7th October 2020
End of EXTENDED period for online registration / application
(with additional late fee of 500)
12th October 2020
14th October 2020
Last date of Intimation to Registered Candidates after FIRST Round of Scrutiny by Zonal Office Monday 26th October 2020
Re-opening of GOAPS Portal for Successfully Registered Candidates to change (ONE TIME) 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
Re-opening of GOAPS Portal for Successfully Registered Candidates to make FINAL CORRECTIONS (ONE TIME) in Application Form
(i) Contact Address, University/College Name and / or Degree Nomenclature is FREE OF COST.
(ii) Correction fees 500 for Name and / or Date of Birth
Tuesday 17th November 2020
Last Date for correction(s) in Application Form Monday 23rd November 2020
Last and Final Chance for City Correction in Application Form Monday
14th December 2020
15th December 2020
Availability of Admit Card on the Online Application Portal
(for download and printing)
Friday 8th January 2021
Miscellaneous Activities* Friday
5th February 2021
12th February 2021
GATE 2021 Examination
Forenoon:  9:30 AM to 12:30 PM
Afternoon: 3:00 PM to 6:00 PM

6th February 2021
7th February 2021
13th February 2021
14th February 2021

Candidates Responses are available on GOAPS Portal Thursday 18th February 2021
Uploading of Answer Keys with Question Paper Tuesday
by 2nd March 2021
26th February 2021
Challenges by candidates on Answer Keys with Payment of 500 for each question Tuesday
Monday to
2nd March 2021
1st March 2021 to
4th March 2021 (up to 17:00 HRS)
Announcement of results in the Online Application Portal Monday
22nd March 2021
19th March 2021
GATE 2021 Scorecard is available on GOAPS Portal for eligible candidates Saturday
27th March 2021 -
30th June 2021
GATE 2021 Scorecard is available (by paying 500) on GOAPS Portal for eligible candidates Thursday
1st July 2021 -
31st December 2021
GATE 2021 Scorecard will NOT be available after Saturday 1st January 2022

*Miscellaneous Activities are, (i) Conducting trial (mock) test by zonal GATE IIT/IISc officials (NOT for candidates), (ii) Briefing to Invigilators, (iii) Scribes selection (if any), (iv) Preparation of exam centre including Sanitisation & other activities (display posters, signboard, seating arrangements etc.), (v) Optional visit by Candidates to check the exam centre, etc.