Indian Institute of Technology Bombay conducts Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering (GATE) for Admissions to Postgraduate Programs (Master's and Doctoral) with MHRD and other Government Scholarships / Assistantships in Engineering /Technology /Architecture/ Science are open to those who qualify in GATE. The GATE score is also used by some PSUs for their recruitment. GATE 2021 score will be valid for THREE YEARS from the date of announcement of results.
Two new subject papers are being started: ES (Environmental Science and Engineering) and XH (Humanities and Social Sciences), making the total number of subject papers to 27.
Eligibility Criteria for GATE 2021 -
Anyone who has successfully completed 10+2+2 or 10+3+1 and currently in undergraduate 3rd year or higher years of study or graduated in any government approved degree program in Engineering / Technology / Architecture / Science / Commerce / Arts.
Maximum Two papers in GATE 2021.
Candidates can appear either in ONE (like earlier years) or maximum TWO papers in GATE 2021. The second paper must be from the given set of combinations (mentioned in information brochure) available for this year, based on the availability of infrastructure and date. So some branches may NOT get second paper option.
GATE Registration / Application Form
GATE 2021 Application Form and Registration Process:-
Apply online at website - http://gate.iitb.ac.in
GATE 2021 Syllabus:-
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GATE 2021 Pattern:-
Mode - ONLINE Computer Based Test (CBT).
Duration - 3 hours
65 questions for a total of 100 marks.
Type of Questions -
Multiple Choice Questions (MCQ) - carrying 1 or 2 marks each in all the papers and sections. These questions are objective in nature, and each will have a choice of four answers, out of which the candidate has to select (mark) the correct answer.
Negative Marking for Wrong Answers: For a wrong answer chosen in a MCQ, there will be negative marking. For 1-mark MCQ, 1/3 mark will be deducted for a wrong answer. Likewise, for 2-mark MCQ, 2/3 mark will be deducted for a wrong answer.
Numerical Answer Type (NAT) Questions - carrying 1 or 2 marks each in all 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 type of questions. The answer can be a number such as 10 or -10 (an integer only). The answer may be in decimals as well, for example, 10.1 (one decimal) or 10.01 (two decimals) or -10.001 (three decimals). 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 the numerical answer type questions so that the candidate is not unduly penalized due to the usual round-off errors. Wherever required and possible, it is better to give NAT answer up to a maximum of three decimal places.
There is NO negative marking for a wrong answer in NAT questions.
GATE 2021 Preparation:
One of the important tips to crack GATE is to make sure that you have the best study material that cover the relevant portion for the exam. This is high time to hunt for the most relevant study materials. You can also do online surfing to get content. Solving sample papers will be a great help as it will assist you in managing time.
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