Dates of examination: Friday 5th, Saturday 6th, Sunday 7th, Friday 12th, Saturday 13th and Sunday 14th February, 2021. There are two sessions (forenoon and afternoon) each day.
Fully Computer Based Test (CBT).
Two NEW subject papers are introduced:
ES (Environmental Science and Engineering)
XH (Humanities and Social Sciences) in Economics / English / Linguistics / Philosophy / Psychology / Sociology.
Total number of subject papers: 27
Syllabi of all subject papers have been revised for GATE 2021.
All Test Papers of GATE 2021 will be entirely objective type. The pattern of questions will include some
Multiple Choice Questions (MCQ), while the remaining questions may include Multiple Select Questions (MSQ) and/or
Numerical Answer Type (NAT) questions.
ONE or TWO subject papers allowed. TWO Paper combinations have to be chosen from the given list of combinations of papers. Final allotment of TWO papers will still be subject to availability of infrastructure and dates.
Eligibility criteria is relaxed. A Candidate who is currently studying in th 3rd or higher years of any undergraduate degree program OR has already completed any Government approved degree program in Engineering / Technology / Architecture / Science / Commerce / Arts is eligible to appear for GATE-2021 examination.
There is NO age limit to appear for GATE 2021 examination.
Applications will be accepted ONLINE only through GATE-2021 website link GOAPS. Even if a candidate is appearing for TWO Papers, the candidate should fill ONLY ONE application form.
GATE-2021 score card will remain valid for THREE years from the date of announcement of results.
Depending on COVID-19 situation, the schedule of the GATE 2021 examination may change.
Due to COVID-19 related international travel restrictions, examinations at the International Centres may be dropped, if situation is not conductive by end of November 2020.