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GATE Entrance Exam 2021

Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering ( GATE ) is an examination conducted jointly by the Indian Institute of Science ( IISc ), Bangalore and the seven Indian Institutes of Technology ( at 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.

Qualifying in GATE is a mandatory requirement for seeking admission and / or financial assistance to : (i) Master’s programs and direct Doctoral programs in Engineering / Technology / Architecture and (ii) Doctoral programs in relevant branches of Science, in the institutions supported by the MHRD and other Government agencies. Even in some colleges and institutions, which admit students without MHRD scholarship / assistantship, the GATE qualification is mandatory. Further, many Public Sector Undertakings ( PSUs ) have been using the GATE score in their recruitment process.

About GATE 2021

Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering ( GATE ) is basically an examination on the comprehensive understanding of the candidates in various undergraduate subjects in Engineering / Technology / Architecture and post-graduate level subjects in Science. GATE 2021 will be conducted for 24 subjects ( also referred to as “papers” ) and it would be distributed over 5th Feb 2021 to 7th Feb 2021 and 12th Feb 2021 to 14th Feb 2021. The GATE examination centres are spread in different cities across India, as well as, in six cities abroad. The examination would be purely a Computer Based Test ( CBT ).

The GATE score would reflect the relative performance level of the candidate in a particular subject, which is quantified based on the several years of examination data. Note that the GATE 2021 score is valid for Three years from the date of announcement of the results.

GATE is administered jointly by the Indian Institute of Science ( IISc ), Bangalore and seven Indian Institutes of Technology ( namely, IITs at Bombay, Delhi, Guwahati, Kanpur, Kharagpur, Madras and Roorkee ). The GATE Committee, which comprises of representatives from the administering institutes, is the sole authority for regulating the examination and for declaring the results. For administrative purposes, the examination cities in India are segregated into eight zones. The operations related to GATE, in each of the eight zones, are managed by a Zonal GATE Office at the administering institute ( IIT or IISc ).

One of the administering institutes is designated as the Organizing Institute ( OI ), and it would be responsible for the end-to-end process, as well as, the overall coordination amongst the administering institutes for conducting the GATE Examination. The Organizing Institute for GATE 2021 is Indian Institute of Technology Madras ( IITM ).

GATE 2021 is conducted through the collaboration of eight zones. The zones and the corresponding administrative institutes are :

The zones and the corresponding administrative institutes are :

Zone Administering Institute GATE 2021 Zonal Websites
Zone – 1 Indian Institute of Science Bangalore gate.iisc.ac.in
Zone – 2 Indian Institute of Technology Bombay www.gate.iitb.ac.in
Zone – 3 Indian Institute of Technology Delhi gate.iitd.ac.in
Zone – 4 Indian Institute of Technology Guwahati gate.iitg.ac.in/gate-jam
Zone – 5 Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur gate.iitk.ac.in
Zone – 6 Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur gate.iitkgp.ac.in
Zone – 7 Indian Institute of Technology Madras gate.iitm.ac.in
Zone – 8 Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee gate.iitr.ac.in