What is the GATE Exam?

Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering or GATE is an online national level examination conducted for Master of Engineering (ME), Masters in Technology (MTech) and direct PhD admissions to Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs), National Institutes of Technology (NITs)Indian Institutes of Information Technology (IIITs) and other institutes/universities across India. The exam is jointly conducted by IIT Bombay, IIT Delhi, IIT Guwahati, IIT Kanpur, IIT Kharagpur, IIT Madras, IIT Roorkee and Indian Institute for Science, Bangalore (IISC Bangalore), on a rotational basis on behalf of the National Coordination Board (NCB – GATE), Department of Higher Education, Ministry of Human Resource & Development (MHRD), Government of India.

Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Bombay released the subject-wise mock tests for the GATE 2021 exam for all the aspirants on the official website on November 26. Candidates can practice the mock tests as per their subject/paper chosen for the exam. 

Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Bombay conducted GATE 2021 exam on February 6-7 and February 13-14 in online mode at 206 exam centres within and six exam centres outside India. The timing to conduct GATE 2021 for the first shift was from 9:30 am to 12:30 pm and for the second shift was from 3 pm to 6 pm. The authority released the GATE 2021 Admit Card on January 8. Now, the result has also been declared on the official website: gate.iitb.ac.in.

GATE 2021: What's New?

  • IIT Bombay introduced two new subjects this year: Environmental Science and Engineering (ES) and Humanities and Social Science (XS). The total number of subjects in GATE 2021 increased to 27 papers.
  • The exam conducting authority also relaxed the eligibility criteria for students. According to the institute’s statement, GATE 2021 Eligibility criteria were relaxed from the minimum 10+2+4 (previous) to a minimum of 10+2+3 (ongoing). It enabled even those in the third year of their undergraduate students to appear for the examination. The GATE score is valid for the next three years from the date of the result declaration.
  • In another newly introduced change, students applying for GATE 2021 could opt for two subject papers the prescribed set of combinations. Earlier, the candidates could apply to appear for just one subject.

GATE 2021 College Predictor

GATE 2021 College Predictor is helpful for all those candidates who have appeared for the exam The tool will help the students to know the college they may get based on their GATE 2021 score/rank.

The GATE 2021 college predictor designed by shiksha.com is very simple to use. Students who appeared in the exam can predict their score after calculating them with the help of the GATE 2021 answer key as they have been released by the exam conducting institute. The College Predictor is also useful even after the declaration of the GATE 2021 result to predict the colleges in which a student would be eligible to take admissions.