GATE 2021 Notification | IIT Bombay | Exam in February 2021| Syllabus Changed | 3rd Year’s Can Write | No Age Limit


  • Fully Computer Based Test (CBT).

  • Two NEW subject papers are introduced:
    1. ES (Environmental Science and Engineering)
    2. XH (Humanities and Social Sciences) in Economics / English / Linguistics / Philosophy / Psychology / Sociology.

  • Total number of subject papers: 27

  • Syllabi of all subject papers have been revised for GATE 2021.

  • All Test Papers of GATE 2021 will be entirely objective type. Pattern of questions may include
    1. Multiple Choice Questions (MCQ),
    2. Multiple Select Questions (MSQ), and/or
    3. Numerical Answer Type (NAT) questions.

  • ONE or TWO subject papers allowed. TWO Paper combinations have to be chosen from the given list of combinations of papers. Final allotment of TWO papers will still be subject to availability of infrastructure and dates.

  • Eligibility criteria is relaxed. A Candidate who is currently studying in th 3rd or higher years of any undergraduate degree program OR has already completed any Government approved degree program in Engineering / Technology / Architecture / Science / Commerce / Arts is eligible to appear for GATE-2021 examination.

  • There is NO age limit to appear for GATE 2021 examination.

  • Applications will be accepted ONLINE only through GATE-2021 website link GOAPS.

  • GATE-2021 score card will remain valid for THREE years from the date of announcement of results.

  • Depending on COVID-19 situation, the schedule of the GATE 2021 examination may change.

  • Due to COVID-19 related international travel restrictions, examinations at the International Centres may be dropped, if situation is not conductive by end of November 2020.
  • Details available at the official website: 

  • Organising Institute: Indian Institute of Technology Bombay (IIT Bombay).
  • GATE 2021 - Important Dates

    GATE Online Application Processing System (GOAPS) Website Opens Monday 14th September 2020 

    Closing Date of REGULAR online registration / application portal Wednesday 30th September 2020 

    End of EXTENDED period for online registration / application (with late fee) Wednesday 7th October 2020 

    Last Date for change of category, paper and examination city (an additional fee will be applicable) Friday 13th November 2020 

    Availability of Admit Card on the Online Application Portal (for download and printing) Friday 8th January 2021 

    GATE 2021 Examination 5th February 2021 6th February 2021 7th February 2021 12th February 2021 13th February 2021 14th February 2021 

    Announcement of results in the Online Application Portal Monday 22nd March 2021

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