GATE 2021 Registration Dates Declared; Changes In Exam Pattern, Subject, Eligibility


New Delhi: The online applications for the Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering (GATE) 2021 is scheduled to begin on September 14 and the application process will close on September 30.

However, candidates can apply till October 7 but with a payment of a late fee. This year IIT-Bombay is conducting the exam and interested students will have to apply at

The exam is scheduled to be held from February 5-7, 2021 and the February 12-15, 2021 and the result is scheduled to be announced on March 21, 2021, as per the official notice.

Following changes in the exam format as well as revision in the syllabus, the exam will now be held for 27 subjects including two new streams, environmental science and engineering and humanities and social science.

In humanities and social science, students can opt for Economics, English, Linguistics, Philosophy, Psychology and Sociology exams.

While there is no upper age limit for GATE, the eligibility criteria has also been relaxed. As opposed to fourth-year graduation students, from this year, those studying in the third year of an undergraduate degree or having completed a three-year degree can also apply. This will be introduced because most humanities courses are of three-year duration while engineering degree duration is four years.

The IIT-Bombay also mentioned, “The health and safety of the candidates are of utmost priority. Due to the current COVID-19 pandemic situation, the dates mentioned here are subject to change. In rare cases, it may be necessary to postpone the GATE 2021 examination because of situations beyond the control of the GATE committee. All updates will be available on this website.”

“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,” the official notice read.

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