GATE 2021 Exam Dates, GATE 2021 Date

GATE 2021 Exam Dates, Subjects from humanities introduced, Eligibility criteria relaxed

GATE 2021 Date: Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering (GATE) is an examination conducted jointly by the Indian Institute of Science (IISc), Bangalore and the seven IITs (Bombay, Delhi, Guwahati, Kanpur, Kharagpur, Madras and Roorkee) on behalf of the National Coordination Board (NCB)-GATE, Department of Higher Education, Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD), Government of India.

The Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Bombay will be holding the Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering (GATE) 2021. The GATE 2021 exam will be held from February 5-7 and February 12-13 in two shifts – forenoon shift from 9:30-12:30 am and afternoon shift from 2:30-5:30 pm. GATE 2021 is not just for engineers, students from humanities background are also permitted to take the test. Two new subjects are also being introduced starting this year, environmental science and engineering, and humanities and social sciences. Candidates will also have the option of appearing for two subjects this year onwards.

The eligibility criteria has also been changed, the students in the third year will be eligible for GATE. As per IIT-Bombay statement, “Eligibility criteria to appear for GATE-2021 is relaxed from the minimum 10+2+4 (ongoing) to minimum 10+2+3 (ongoing), so that even those in the third year of their undergraduate studies to appear for the examination, thus providing an additional opportunity to candidates to improve their performance to secure better career options.”

The GATE 2021 will be a computer-based multiple-choice question or MCQ-based exam. Candidates need to answer 65 questions for a total of 100 marks within three-hours’ time. The exam consists of two sections. The paper will contain questions on general aptitude (15 marks), engineering mathematics (10-13 marks), and core engineering area of the candidate.

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