What is GATE-2021 Exam

The Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering (GATE) is an examination that primarily tests the comprehensive understanding of various undergraduate subjects in engineering and science.The GATE score of a candidate reflects the relative performance level of a candidate. The score is used for admissions to various post-graduate education programs (e.g. Master of Engineering, Master of Technology, Doctor of Philosophy) in Indian higher education institutes, with financial assistance provided by MHRD and other government agencies. Recently, GATE scores are also being used by several Indian public sector undertakings for recruiting graduate engineers in entry-level positions. It is one of the most competitive examinations in India.

GATE Online Application Processing system (GOAPS) Website opens 11/09/20
Closing date of Regular Online Registration 07/10/20
Reopening of GOAPS portal for successfully registered candidates to make final corrections (One Time) in Application Form 17/11/21
Last Date for correction(s) in Application Form 23/11/20
Availability of Admit Card on the Online Application Portal (for download and printing) 08/01/21
Miscellaneous Activities 05/02/21 & 12/02/21
GATE 2021 Examination: Forenoon: 9:30 AM to 12:30 PM & Afternoon: 3:00 PM to 6:00 PM 06/02/21 |07/02/21| 13/02/21 |14/02/21
Announcement of results in the Online Application Portal 22/03/21


  • The application fee for GATE 2020 is INR 1500 for general category while for reserved category and female candidates, it is INR 750.


  • Bachelor's degree holders in Engineering / Technology / Architecture (4 years after 10+2/ Post-B.Sc./ Post-Diploma) and those who are in the final year of such programs.
  • Master's degree holders in any branch of Science/Mathematics/Statistics/Computer Applications or equivalent and those who are in the final year of such programs.
  • Candidates in the second or higher year of Four-year integrated master's degree programs (Post-B.Sc.) in Engineering / Technology.
  • Candidates in the fourth or higher year of Five-year integrated master's degree programs or Dual Degree programs in Engineering / Technology.
  • Candidates with qualifications obtained through examinations conducted by professional societies recognized by UGC/AICTE (e.g. AMIE by iE(i), AMICE(i) by the institute of Civil Engineers (India)-iCE(i)) as equivalent to B.E./B.Tech.

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