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The Indian Institute of Technology Bombay or IIT Bombay has commenced the application process for the GATE 2021 session. The application form is available in the online mode on the official website of the IIT GATE at gate.iitb.ac.in. The application process has been commenced 2 days prior to the date notified in the Information Brochure. All eligible and interested candidates can fill the application form upto September 30. While the application window will also be opened till October 07 by paying late fees charges.
The GATE 2021 entrance examination has been scheduled to be conducted over February 5-7 and February 12-13, 2021. The admit card for the entrance exam will be issued to all the registered candidates on January 8. This year, the Institute has announced the various changes in the pattern, exam cities, eligibility criteria and subject. Candidates can check the Important Dates and details here.
GATE 2021 - Important Dates
GATE 2021: Exam Pattern
|GATE online registration process Start Date
||14th September 2020
|Last date for the online registration process
||30th September 2020
|Last date for online registration with late fee
||7th October 2020
|Last Date for change of category, paper and examination city
||13th November 2020
|Admit Card release date
||8th January 2021
|GATE 2021 Entrance Examination Date & Time
Forenoon: 9:00 AM to 12:00 Noon (Tentative)
Afternoon: 3:00 PM to 6:00 PM (Tentative)
|5th February 2021
6th February 2021
7th February 2021
12th February 2021
13th February 2021
14th February 2021
|Result announcement date
||22nd March 2021
As per the revised exam pattern, the candidates will also have to answer Multiple Select Questions (MSQ) in GATE 2021. Previously the candidates only used to answer Multiple Choice Questions (MCQs) and Numerical Answer Type Questions (NATs). Now the candidates have to answer MSQs also. The sections wise marks has also changed as given below:
GATE 2021: Relaxation In Eligibility criteria
- Engineering Mathematics - 13 Marks
- Subject Questions - 72 Marks
- General Aptitude - 15 Marks
According to the new eligibility criteria, students in the third year of their undergraduate programmes will also be eligible for GATE now.
Eligibility criteria to appear for GATE-2021 is relaxed from the minimum 10+2+4 (ongoing) to minimum 10+2+3 (ongoing), enabling even those in the third year of their undergraduate studies to appear for the examination.
GATE 2021: Exam Cities
This year the Indian Institute of Technology, IIT Bombay has also added few exam cities for GATE 2021. The list of new exam centres are as follows;
- Jhansi (IIT Kanpur),
- Dhenkanal (IIT Kharagpur),
- Chandrapur (IIT Bombay), and
- Muzzaffarnagar (IIT Roorkee)
While the Institute has removed the Pala (IIT Madras) as the exam centre for GATE 2021. There are a total of 195 exam cities in India and 5 exam cities are in abroad.
Official Website: gate.iitb.ac.in