GATE 2021

GATE 2021 will be conducted on February 5-7 and February 12-13, 2021 for admission of candidates to postgraduate and doctoral programs conducted by institutes across India. GATE 2021 will be conducted by IIT Bombay.GATE 2021 shall include more changes including the introduction of 2 new subjects and relaxation in GATE Eligibility Criteria.

Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering or commonly known as GATE is a national level 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. By clearing the GATE Exam one can secure admission or financial assistance in the following:

(i) Master’s programs and direct Doctoral programs in Engineering/Technology/Architecture
(ii) Doctoral programs in relevant branches of Science, in the institutions supported by the MHRD and other Government agencies
(iii) Admission in colleges without MHRD scholarship/assistantship
(iv) To secure a job in Public Sector Undertakings (PSU’s)

GATE 2021 will be conducted by IIT Bombay. GATE 2021 Registration Process has begun from 14th September 2020. Candidates can refer the article to check the details of GATE 2021, Important Dates, Previous Year Cut off.

Update: The last date has extended till 07th October 2020.

GATE 2021: Overview



Examination Name

Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering

Commonly Known As


Conducting Institute

IIT Bombay

Administered By

Jointly by IISc Bangalore and Seven IITs

Purpose of Examination

Qualifying Examination for M.E./M.Tech/Ph.D. admissions and PSU Recruitment

Application Mode


Mode of Examination

Computer-Based Mode

Examination Duration

180 Minutes (3 Hours)

Frequency of Examination


No. of Questions 10 (GA) + 55 (subject) = 65 Questions

Number of GATE Papers

25 (Biomedical Engineering is introduced in 2020)

Type of Questions

  •  Multiple Choice Questions (MCQ)
  •  Multiple Select Questions (MSQ) and/or
  •  Numerical Answer Type (NAT)

Total Marks of Examination


The validity of Score/Grade

3 Years

GATE 2021 Exam Date, Registration Date

Candidates who will be appearing for GATE 2021 can refer to the schedule given below. This schedule will help you with planning some preparation strategies for the exam.

GATE 2021 Events GATE 2021 Dates
Official website live 16-Jul-20
Application form availability 11-Sep-2020
Last date to fill the application form 7-Oct-2020
Last date to register with late fee 12-Oct-2020
Application form correction window 28-Oct-2020 to 13-Nov-2020
Application correction window for specific sections 13-Nov-2020
Admit card download 8-Jan-2021
GATE 2021 Exam Date 5-Feb-2021 to 7-Feb-2021


12-Feb-2021 to 14-Feb-2021

Result announcement Date 22-Mar-2021

GATE 2021 Official Brochure

GATE 2021 official brochure has been released by IIT Bombay. The candidates can register for GATE 2021 from September 14th to 30th September 2020. Download the GATE 2021 Official Notification PDF is given below.


GATE 2021 Eligibility Criteria

Before starting the application process, the candidate must ensure that he/she meets the educational eligibility criteria of GATE 2021, which are enumerated below:

  • This year IIT Bombay has relaxed the eligibility criteria for candidates
  •  As per the new GATE 2021 Eligibility criteria, the minimum qualification requirement which was 10+2+4 (ongoing) last year has been reduced to a minimum of 10+2+3 (ongoing) for this year. That means 3rd-year candidates are also eligible to apply for the exam. 
  • Another major change is that the candidates can opt for 2 subjects/ papers from the prescribed set of combinations. Previously candidates were only eligible to apply for 1 paper. 
  • No Age Limit in GATE 2021, candidates from any age group can apply for the exam.
  • The applicant must be an Indian citizen. Foreign candidates can also apply for the exam but they need to fulfill the required eligibility criteria.
Qualifying Degree Qualifying Degree/Examination Description of eligible candidates Year of qualification
not later than
BE/ BTech/ BPharm Bachelor’s degree holders in Engineering/Technology (4 years after 10+2 or 3 years after B.Sc./Diploma in Engineering /Technology) Currently in the third year or higher grade or already completed 2022
BArch Bachelor’s degree of Architecture (5- year course) / Naval Architecture (4- year course) / Planning (4- year course) Currently in the third year or higher grade or already completed 2022
BSc (Research)/BS Bachelor’s degree in Science (Post-Diploma/4 years after 10+2) Currently in the third year or higher grade or already completed 2022
Pharm D (after 10+2) The 6-year degree program, consisting of internship or residency training, during the third year onwards Currently in the third/fourth/fifth/sixth year or already completed 2024
MBBS Degree holders of M.B.B.S. and those who are in the fifth/sixth/seventh semester or higher semester of such program. Currently in the fifth/sixth/seventh semester or higher semester or already completed 2022
MSc/MA/MCA or equivalent Master’s degree in any branch of Science/Mathematics/Statistics/Computer Applications or equivalent Currently in the first year or higher or already Completed 2022
Int ME/ MTech (Post-BSc) Post-BSc Integrated Master’s degree programs in Engineering/Technology (4-year program) Currently in the first/second/third/fourth year or already completed 2023
Int ME/ MTech or Dual Degree (after Diploma or 10+2) Integrated Master’s degree program or Dual Degree program in Engineering/Technology (5-year program) Currently in the third/fourth/fifth year or already completed 2020
BSc/BA/ BCom Bachelor degree in any branch of Science/Arts/Commerce (3-year program) Currently in the third year or already completed 2021
Int MSc/ Int BS-MS Integrated MSc or 5-year integrated BS-MS program Currently in the third year or higher or already completed 2022
Professional Society Examinations* 
(equivalent to BE/BTech/BArch)
B.E./B.Tech./B.Arch. equivalent examinations of Professional Societies, recognized by MHRD/UPSC/AICTE (e.g., AMIE by Institution of Engineers-India, AMICE by the Institute of Civil Engineers-India and so on) Completed Section A or equivalent of such professional courses NA

GATE 2021: Application Fee

For Indian Exam Centres


During the Regular Period
(14th Sept. to 30th
Sept. 2020

During the
Period (1st Oct.
to 7th Oct. 2020


750 1250



General 1200


For Exam Centers Outside India

Exam Centers

Regular Period
(14th Sept. to 30th
Sept. 2020

During the
Period (1st Oct.
to 7th Oct. 2020)

Addis Ababa, Colombo, Dhaka, and Kathmandu

US$ 50 US$ 70
Dubai and Singapore US$ 100

US$ 120

GATE 2021 Application Form Correction

All the applications submitted for the GATE 2021 Exam will be scrutinized for the accuracy of
the data. If any defects in the application form are found, it will be marked and intimated to the candidate for rectification, which needs to be carried out within a stipulated time. The following changes in some particular areas are allowed. The details that can be corrected are-

  • Candidate’s name
  • Date of Birth
  • Name of Parent
  • Country
  • Parent’s Mobile Number
  • Correspondence Address
  • Qualifying Degree Details
  • Category/gender/PwD status/Dyslexia

There will be a certain amount charged for application form correction. The expected fee that could be charged for GATE 2021 Form Correction is given below:

For Candidates in India For Candidates Outside India
Changes Fee Changes Fee
Change request in exam city within India Rs. 400 Exam city request outside India Rs. 740
Change request in exam city outside India (Addis Ababa, Colombo, Dhaka, and Kathmandu) Rs. 3550 Exam city change request from Addis Ababa, Colombo, Dhaka & Kathmandu to Dubai or Singapore Rs. 4290
Change request in exam city outside India (Singapore and Dubai ) Rs. 7100

How To Apply For GATE 2021?

The GATE 2021 application form will be available from 14th September 2020. The candidates must possess a valid email id and password for correspondences.

  1. Registration– Candidates have to register themselves through GATE Online Application Processing System or GOAPs by entering their name, email id, and mobile number after which an enrollment id will be generated. Candidates have to change the password for the future login purpose.
  2. Filling of Application Form– After registration, a complete application form will appear in which the candidates have to provide personal, academic, and qualification details. candidates will have to choose the preferred exam centers while filling the online application form.
  3. Uploading Images– Once the candidate has filled the application form, they have to upload the scanned copy of the photograph, signature, and category certificate (if applicable) as per the specifications of the exam authority.

Guidelines For Uploading Images

Passport size photograph 2 kb -200 kb
Signature in running handwriting 2 kb-150 kb
Category Certificate (if applicable) 10 kb -300 kb
PwD Certificate (if applicable) 10 kb – 300 kb

4. Fee Payment– Candidates have to pay the application fee in online mode i.e. through net banking/debit card/credit card.

   5. Application Form Submission– After completing all the steps mentioned above, candidates have to submit the application form.

Apply Online For GATE 2021

Here is the online application link for GATE 2021.

GATE 2021 Exam Centres

The candidates will have to choose an exam center for GATE 2021 while filling the online application form. Allotment of GATE 2021 exam centers will be done as per preference and availability. There are eight zonal centers under which various cities are listed where the examination will be conducted.

Exam Centres For GATE 2021

Zone No.

Zonal GATE Office

List of Examination Cities/Town


IISc Bangalore

Ananthapuramu, Angamaly, Bagalkot, Ballari (Bellary), Belagavi (Belgaum), Bengaluru South, Bengaluru North, Bidar, Chikkamagaluru, Davanagere, Hassan, Hubballi (Hubli), Hyderabad, Kalaburagi (Gulbarga), Kannur, Kasaragod, Kolar, Kozhikode, Kurnool, Malappuram, Mangaluru, Manipal, Mysuru (Mysore), Palakkad, Payyanur, Port Blair, Shivamogga (Shimoga), Thrissur, Tumakuru, Vatakara


IIT Bombay (Conducting Authority)

Ahmedabad, Ahmednagar, Amravati, Anand, Aurangabad, Baramati, Bhavnagar, Bhuj, Gandhinagar, Goa, Jalgaon, Kolhapur, Mehsana, Mumbai-Thane, Nagpur, Nandad, Nashik, Navi Mumbai, Pune, Rajkot, Ratnagiri, Sangli, Satara, Solapur, Surat, Vadodara


IIT Delhi

Ajmer, Alwar, Bahadurgarh, Bikaner, Faridabad-Palwal, Greater Noida, Gurugram, Hisar, Indore, Jaipur, Jammu-Samba, Jodhpur, Karnal, Kota, Mathura, New Delhi, Rohtak, Sikar, Udaipur, Ujjain, Srinagar


IIT Guwahati

Agartala, Aizawl, Asansol-Durgapur, Bokaro Steel City, Burdwan, Dhanbad, Dibrugarh, Dimapur, Gangtok, Guwahati, Imphal, Itanagar, Jorhat, Kalyani, Muzaffarpur, Patna, Purnea, Shillong, Silchar, Siliguri, Tezpur


IIT Kanpur

Agra, Aligarh, Allahabad, Bareilly, Bhopal, Gorakhpur, Gwalior, Jabalpur, Kanpur, Lucknow, Varanasi


IIT Kharagpur

Balasore, Berhampur (Odisha), Bhilai, Bhubaneswar, Bilaspur (CG), Cuttack, Eluru, Hooghly (WB), Jamshedpur, Kakinada (AP), Kharagpur, Kolkata, Raipur, Rajamahendravaram (Rajahmundry), Ranchi, Rourkela, Sambalpur, Srikaulam, Tadepalligudem, Vijayawada, Visakhapatnam, Vizianagaram


IIT Madras

Alappuzha, Aluva-Ernakulam, Attingal, Chengannur, Chennai-South, Chennai-West, Chirala, Chittoor, Coimbatore, Cuddalore, Dindigul, Gudur, Guntur, Idukki, Kadapa, Kanjirapally, Kanyakumari-Nagercoil, Karimnagar, Khammam, Kollam, Kodad, Kothamangalam, Kottayam, Madurai, Muvattupuzha, Namakkal, Nellore, Ongole, Pala, Puducherry (Pondicherry), Salem, Thanjavur, Thiruvananthapuram, Thoothukudi, Tiruchirapalli, Tirunelveli, Tirupati, Vellore, Villupuram, Virudhunagar, Warangal


IIT Roorkee

Ambala, Amritsar, Bathinda, Dehradun, Ghaziabad, Haldwani, Hamirpur-Una (HP), Jalandhar, Kurukshetra, Ludhiana, Meerut, Mohali-Chandigarh, Moradabad, Noida, Panipat, Pathankot, Patiala-Sangrur, Roorkee, Shimla-Solan, Sonepat, Yamunanagar


Foreign Candidates

Addis Ababa (Ethiopia), Colombo (Sri Lanka), Dhaka (Bangladesh), Dubai (UAE), Kathmandu (Nepal), Singapore

GATE 2021 Paper

GATE will be conducted for 25 papers. As the candidates are permitted to appear in ONLY ONE of the 25 papers of the GATE 2021, they should make their choice (of the paper), with due care. Given below is the table displaying the subjects along with the code for which the exam will be conducted.

Paper Codes of GATE 2021





Architecture and Planning


Aerospace Engineering


Agricultural Engineering




Chemical Engineering


Civil Engineering


Computer Science and Information Technology


Electronics and Communication Engineering


Electrical Engineering


Ecology and Evolution




Geology and Geophysics


Engineering Sciences


Instrumentation Engineering


Life Sciences




Metallurgical Engineering


Mining Engineering


Mechanical Engineering




Production and Industrial Engineering


Petroleum Engineering




Textile Engineering and Fibre Science


Biomedical Engineering


GATE 2021 Paper Codes for XE and XL Papers

XE Paper Sections


XL Paper Sections


Engineering Mathematics (Compulsory)


Chemistry (Compulsory)


Any two optional sections

Any two optional sections

Fluid Mechanics




Materials Science




Solid Mechanics








Polymer Science and Engineering


Food Technology


Food Technology


Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences


Exam Pattern For GATE



Examination Mode

Computer Based Test (Online)


3 Hours

Number of Papers in GATE 2021

25 Papers


  • General Aptitude (GA)

  • Candidate Selected Subject

Type of Questions

  • Multiple Choice Questions (MCQs)

  • Numerical Answer Type (NAT) Questions

Design of Questions

The questions are designed to test the listed abilities

  • Application

  • Analysis

  • Comprehension

  • Recall

  • Synthesis

Number of Questions

65 Questions (including 10 questions from General Aptitude)

Distribution of Questions in all Papers except AR, CY, EY, GG, MA, PH and XL

Engineering Mathematics – 15 Marks

Technical Questions – 70 Marks

General Aptitude – 15 Marks

Distribution of Questions in AR, CY, EY, GG, MA, PH and XL

Questions from Subject Concerned – 85 Marks

General Aptitude – 15 Marks

Total Marks

100 Marks

Marking Scheme

All of the questions will be worth 1 or 2 marks

Marking Scheme For GATE

  • Mode: The exam will be conducted in online (CBT) mode.
  • Papers: The exam will be conducted for 25 subjects (referred to as “papers”).
  • Type of Questions: The questions will of Multiple Choice Questions (MCQ).
  • Duration of Exam: The exam will be of total 3 hours.
  • Maximum marks: The question paper will be 100 marks.
  • No. of Questions: The question paper will consist of 65 questions.
  • Marking Scheme: For MCQs and NATs, various questions will be of 1 or 2 marks. In MCQs of 1 mark, 1/3 marks will be deducted for wrong responses. For MCQs of 2 mark, 2/3 marks will be deducted for incorrect answers. There will be no negative marking for numerical type questions.

Detailed GATE 2021 Syllabus 

GATE 2021 Admit Card

After applying online for GATE 2021 successfully, the candidates will be issued admit card. The ADmit Card holds much importance. GATE Admit Card download will from the 1st week of January 2021 (tentative).

GATE Result 2021

GATE 2021 results are expected to be released by March 2022. The students can view their results from the GOAPS portal. The softcopy of the result can be downloaded from the official portal. Only the students who have acquired the qualification score will be able to download their scorecards.

GATE Scorecard

The GATE score card shows his/her performance in GATE 2021 Exam. The score is valid for 3years from the date of the announcement of the results.

The GATE 2021 scorecards can be downloaded between the third week of March to last week of May 2021.

The GATE scorecard will be printed with the photograph that the candidate has submitted at the time of filling the application form. GATE qualified candidates have to pay a fee of Rs. 500 those want to get a soft copy of his/her GATE Scorecard after the last week of May 2021.

GATE Cut-off

GATE Qualifying Cut Off: The minimum marks that candidates should score to qualify for the exam. This cut off will be different for different subjects. Also, it will vary based on the category of the candidates. GATE qualifying cut off will be released by the conducting body.

GATE Admission Cut Off: The minimum number of marks required to get admission in the college. This cut off is released by individual institutes and depends on the number of seats, number of applicants, category of applicants, etc.

The GATE Cut-off for 2020 is given below.

Paper of Examination General Candidates OBC Candidates SC/ST/PwD Candidates
Aerospace Engineering (AE) 33.5 30.2 22.3
Agricultural Engineering (AG) 28.3 25.5 18.9
Architecture and Planning (AR) 41 36.9 27.3
Biotechnology (BT) 35.9 32.3 23.9
Civil Engineering (CE) 28.2 25.4 18.8
Chemical Engineering (CH) 34.8 31.3 23.2
Computer Science and Information Technology (CS) 29.5 26.6 19.7
Chemistry (CY) 32 28.8 21.3
Electronics and Communication Engineering (EC) 26.7 24 17.8
Electrical Engineering (EE) 39.6 35.6 26.4
Ecology and Evolution (EY) 37.1 33.4 24.7
Geology and Geophysics (GG) 44.5 40.1 29.7
Instrumentation Engineering (IN) 31.9 28.7 21.3
Mathematics (MA) 25 22.5 16.7
Mechanical Engineering (ME) 34.1 30.7 22.7
Mining Engineering (MN) 31.5 28.4 21
Metallurgical Engineering (MT) 53.5 48.1 35.7
Petroleum Engineering (PE) 49.9 44.9 33.3
Physics (PH) 25.2 22.7 16.8
Production and Industrial Engineering (PI) 32.2 29 21.5
Statistics (ST) 32.5 29.2 21.7
Textile Engineering and Fibre Science (TF) 40.1 36.1 26.7
Engineering Sciences (XE-A, B, C, D, E, F, G, H) 26.7 24 17.8
Life Sciences (XL-P, Q, R, S, T, U) 36.7 33 24.5

What after Clearing GATE?

Qualifying in GATE is a mandatory requirement for seeking admission and/or financial assistance to:

  • Master’s programs and direct Doctoral programs in Engineering/ Technology/ Architecture.
  • Public Sector Undertakings (PSUs) have been using the GATE score in their recruitment process. (PSUs like BHEL, SAIL, IOCL, GAIL all are Maharatna PSUs) (BEL, Oil Indian Limited, Power Grid are Navratna PSUs) (Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited, PEC Limited, THDC India Limited are Mini-Ratna PSUs)
  • 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.

GATE Scores for PSU Recruitment:

Recruitment in the various PSUs is usually conducted on the basis of GATE scores. While all of the candidates are needed to have qualified GATE with the required cutoff, the specific scores for the recruitment will be announced by each company. For some PSU recruitment, only the present year score will be accepted while some recruitment also accept previous year scores. GATE scores are not valid for three years for PSU recruitment.

Some companies use the GATE scores as a direct means of recruitment. However, some companies use the scores for shortlisting after which an interview, test, or group discussions may be held to make the final recruitment decision. For example, Haryana Power Utilities Recruitment does not conduct any interviews and discussions, the recruitment is done solely based on GATE scores. Meanwhile, DRDO RAC Recruitment will shortlist candidates on the basis of their GATE scores for a descriptive examination after which a personal interview is also held.

GATE 2021 FAQs

Q. What is the age limit to appear for GATE 2021?

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

Q. How many papers are there for GATE 2021?

Ans. There are 27 papers for GATE 2021.

Q. Will the GATE be conducted online or offline?

Ans. GATE 2021 will be a Fully Computer Based Test (CBT) i.e. online exam.

Q. Will GATE comprise conventional questions or objective questions?

Ans. All Test Papers of GATE 2021 will be entirely objective type. The pattern of questions may include (i) Multiple Choice Questions (MCQ), (ii) Multiple Select Questions (MSQ), and/or (iii) Numerical Answer Type (NAT) questions.

Q. What is the validity of GATE 2021 Scores?

Ans. GATE 2021 scorecard will remain valid for THREE years from the date of announcement of results.

Q. Can 3rd-year B.A./B.Com./B.Sc. Am I eligible to appear for GATE 2021?

Ans. Yes, any undergraduate student currently in 3rd year or higher years of any government-approved program in Engineering/Technology/Architecture/Arts/Commerce/Science is eligible to appear for GATE 2021.

Q. When will I receive my Admit Card?

Ans. The admit Card can ONLY be downloaded from the GOAPS website from 8th January 2021. Admit Cards will NOT be sent by post or as an e-mail attachment.

KIOCL Recruitment 2020: The KIOCL Limited (KIOCL), Schedule ‘A’ Miniratna, has invited online applications for the post of Graduate Engineer Trainee (GET) for various disciplines. The recruitment will be done through GATE Score secured in 2019 or 2020.

Eligible candidates can apply for the posts on the official website of KIOCL from 06 July 2020. The last date for submitting KIOCL GATE Application is 31 July 2020.

KIOCL Recruitment 2020: Overview

Name of the Organization KIOCL Limited
Post Graduate Engineer Trainee (GET)
Qualification B.E/B.Tech
Selection Process
  • GATE Scores of 2019 & 2020
  • Personal Interview
Total Vacancies 25
Advt. No. HR/02/637
KIOCL Notification PDF Download Here
Job Location Bengaluru & Mangaluru (Karnataka)
Online Application Start Date 6th July 2020
Last Date To Apply Online 31st July 2020
Last Date To Send By Post 10th August 2020
Official Website

KIOCL Recruitment 2020: Vacancy

The total no of vacancies for the KIOCL Graduate Engineer Trainee is 25.

Discipline Vacancy
Mechanical/ Metallurgical 11
Electrical/Electrical& Electronics 06
Electronics & Communication/
Instrumentation & Control
Electronics & Communication/
Computer Science
Mining 02
Total 25

KIOCL Recruitment 2020: Eligibility Criteria

Educational Qualification

  • The candidates must hold an Engineering Degree in the Disciplines mentioned above from a recognized University.
  • Engineering Passed out during the year 2018 & 2019
  • Minimum 75% for General and 65% for SC/ST & OBC candidates aggregate of all semesters of engineering degree.
  • CGPA-7.9 for General and 6.8 for SC/ST & OBC candidates
  • GATE 2019, 2020 Scores.

Age Limit

The age limit to apply for KIOCL GET Recruitment shall be below 27 years as on 31.05.2020.

Application Fee For KIOCL Recruitment Through GATE

Candidates applying for the post are required to send a Demand Draft for Rs.1000/- drawn in favour of “KIOCL Limited” payable at Bengaluru.

Candidates belonging to SC/ST/PWD categories are exempted from submission of Demand Draft.

How To Apply For KIOCL Recruitment For Graduate Engineer Trainee?

The candidates will have to apply through the following modes:

(i) Online Mode:

  1. Click on the link that is given below.
  2. The candidates will have to apply from 06.07.2020 to 31.07.2020.
  3. Candidate needs to enter GATE score secured in 2019 or 2020 GATE exam.
  4. Candidate also needs to provide details about his/her enrollment id/email address, registration id, GOAPS password and date of birth etc.

(ii) Offline Mode:

  1. After filling the online form for KIOCL GET Recruitment 2020, the candidates will have to send the hard copy of the online form with the self-attested photocopies of all the documents, GATE result sheet along with Demand Draft at the address that is given below.
  2. The candidates will have to download the application form, fill it, and send it by post at the address that is given below.

Joint General Manager(HR&A), HR Department,
KIOCL Limited, Koramangala 2nd Block,
Sarjapura Road, Bengaluru 560034

Note: Candidate should write Advertisement Number, Name of the post applied for with discipline and system generated on-line application number on envelop while sending the hard copy of application. No
manual/paper application will be entertained directly unless applied online.

A candidate’s application in soft copy will be rejected summarily if the hard copy of the application form along with other requisite self-attested photocopies of the relevant documents are not received on or before 10th August 2020.

Apply Online For KIOCL Recruitment 2020

The candidates will be able to apply online from 6th July 2020.

Selection Process For KIOCL GET Recruitment

The candidates will be shortlisted on the following parameters:

  1. GATE Rank/Score
  2.  Personal Interview

The date, time and venue of interview will be intimated by e-mail. The candidates called for interview shall present mandatorily the documents at the time of interview for certificates verification.

Training & Probation For KIOCL GET

KIOCL Graduate Engineer Trainees will be placed under training for one-year w.e.f date of joining as GET. After successful completion of one-year training, the candidates will be placed under probation for one year.

KOCL Recruitment 2020: Salary 

  1. The KIOCL Trainess will be placed in the E0 level
  2. The Pay scale will be Rs.40000-3%-140000/- or such corresponding scale as amended from time to time on a commencing basic pay of Rs.40000/- per month plus other allowances as admissible under the Company’s

Apply For Ongoing Govt. Jobs 2020

GATE 2021 Syllabus: The Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering or commonly known as GATE, is the gateway for engineering students to secure admissions for M.E./M.Tech/Ph.D. at the IITs, NIT’s, IIIT’s and CFTIs or to secure a high profile job in a PSU. GATE is a highly competitive exam where lakhs of engineering graduates appear for the exam to qualify the GATE Exam and thus it requires a thorough understanding of GATE Syllabus for effective preparation strategy. This exam is held once a year, usually in February.

In this article, you will know the detailed Syllabus and Exam Pattern for GATE 2021.

GATE Syllabus 2021

GATE 2020 was successfully conducted by IIT Delhi on February 128 and 9 in online mode. The candidates have to choose one subject out of 25 subjects for the Numerical Answer Type Questions. The exam syllabus for all 25 papers was released by IIT Delhi. GATE comprises of two sections:

  1. General Aptitude Section of Multiple Choice Questions (MCQ’s)
  2. Numerical Answer Type (NAT) Questions

Subjects For GATE Exam

At present GATE Exam is held in 25 disciplines/subjects. A candidate can appear only in any one paper of the following disciplines.


Engineering Sciences (XE) and Life Science (XL) papers are of general nature. These two papers comprise the following sections.

  • The papers with the codes AE, AG, BT, CE, CH, CS, EC, EE, IN, ME, MN, MT, PI, TF, XE, and Engineering Maths will carry around 15% of the total marks.
  • The General Aptitude section will carry 15% of the total marks and the remaining 70% percentage of the total marks is devoted to the subject of the paper.
  • The papers with codes AR, CY, EY, GG, MA, PH and XL, the General Aptitude section will carry 15% of the total marks and the remaining 85% of the total marks is devoted to the subject of the paper.

GATE Exam Pattern 2021

  • GATE is a 3-hour computer-based test.
  • Candidates are required to attempt 65 questions of 100 marks.
  • 10 questions carrying a total of 15 marks will be of General Aptitude (GA). GA Questions are common to all papers while remaining questions are from the paper opted by the applicant as per his discipline.
GATE Exam Pattern Details
Number of sections
  • General Aptitude
  • NAT based on Choice of engineering branch
Duration of exam 3 hours (60 minutes per section)
Number of questions
  • General Aptitude (GA) – 10 questions (5 of 1 mark & 5 for 2 marks)
  • Paper excluding GG, XE, XL – 55 questions (25 of 1 mark & 30 of 2 marks)
  • Geology & Geophysics (GG) – 55 questions (25 of 1 mark & 30 of 2 marks)
  • Engineering Sciences (XE) – 11 questions (7 of 1 mark & 4 of 2 marks)/ optional subject – 22 questions of 35 marks (9 of 1 mark & 13 of 2 marks)
  • Life Sciences (XL) – 15 questions (5 of 1 mark & 10 of 2 marks)/ optional subject – 20 questions of 30 marks (10 questions of 1 mark & 10 questions of 2 marks)
Language of question paper English
Number of answer choices
  • 4 choices in case of MCQ
  • No choices in case of NAT
Mode of GATE Exam Online
Marking scheme
  • MCQs – 1 mark for each correct answer; 1/3 mark will be deducted every wrong answer.

  • MCQs – 2 marks for each correct answer; 2/3 mark will be deducted for every incorrect response.

  • There is no negative marking for NAT Questions

GATE Exam Pattern 2021: Subject Wise

Paper Code

Exam Pattern

CE, CS, EC, EE, IN, ME, AE, AG, BT, CH, MN, MT, TF, XE, PE, ST and PI
  • General Aptitude (GA) – 15%
  • Engineering Mathematics – 15%
  • Subject of the Paper –  70%
AR, CY, EY, XL, GG, MA and PH
  • General Aptitude (GA) – 15%
  • Subject of the Paper – 85%

GATE Marking Scheme

(i) Multiple Choice Questions (MCQ) carrying 1 or 2 marks each in all papers and sections.

(ii) Numerical Answer Questions of 1 or 2 marks each in all papers and sections. For these questions the answer is a real number, to be entered by the candidate using the virtual keypad.

Design of Questions

Paper Code GA Marks Subject Marks Total Marks Negative Marking






15 85 100
  • 1/3 Mark will be deducted for 1 mark question
  • 2/3 Mark will be deducted for 2 marks question
XE (Section A +

any two sections)

15 15+2*35 100
XL (Section P +

any two sections)

15 25+2*30 100

GATE Syllabus 2021

GATE Syllabus For General Aptitude

The General Aptitude (GA) paper is a common section in all GATE Papers. It holds 15% of the total marks. The questions in GA are based on verbal ability and numerical ability. The 2 subsections in the GA section are as follows:

  1. Verbal Ability– The following topics are tested in this section:
  • English Grammar
  • Sentence Completion
  • Verbal Analogies
  • Word Groups
  • Instructions
  • Critical Reasoning
  • Verbal Deduction
  1. Numerical Ability – This section comprises of questions which test the basic mathematical skills of candidates. The following subtopics included in this section are:
  • Numerical computation
  • Numerical Estimation
  • Numerical Reasoning
  • Data Interpretation

GATE Syllabus For NAT

GATE Syllabus for each of the subjects for which the candidate applies is given below.

S.No. Papers Download Syllabus
General Aptitude: Common For All Click Here
1 Aerospace Engineering (AE) Click Here
2 Agricultural Engineering (AG) Click Here 
3 Architecture and Planning (AR) Click Here
4 Biotechnology (BT) Click Here


Civil Engineering (CE)

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Chemical Engineering (CH)

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7 Computer Science (CS) and Information Technology (IT) Click Here
8 Chemistry (CY) Click Here
9 Electronics and Communication Engineering (EC) Click Here
10 Electrical Engineering (EE) Click Here


Ecology and Evolution (EY)

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Geology and Geophysics (GG)

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Instrumentation Engineering (IN)

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Mathematics (MA)

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Mechanical Engineering (ME)

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Mining Engineering (MN)

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Metallurgical Engineering (MT)

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Petroleum Engineering (PE)

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Physics (PH)

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Production and Industrial Engineering (PI)

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Textile Engineering and Fibre Science (TF)

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Biomedical Engineering (BM)

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Engineering Sciences Syllabus (XE) – Any 2 optional sections

Engineering Mathematics (XE A) – Compulsory section

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Fluid Mechanics (XE B)

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Material Science (XE C)

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Solid Mechanics (XE D)

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Thermodynamics (XE E)

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Polymer Science & Engineering (XE F)

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Food Technology (XE G)

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Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences (XE H)

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Life Sciences (XL) – Any 2 optional sections

Chemistry (XL P) – Compulsory section

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Biochemistry (XL Q)

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Botany (XL R)

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Microbiology (XL S)

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Zoology (XL T)

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Food Technology (XL U)

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GATE Syllabus: Overview

Given below are the topics covered in GATE Syllabus:

General Aptitude Syllabus (Common for all papers)
Verbal Ability Numerical Ability
Biomedical Engineering Syllabus (new entrant)
Engineering Mathematics Electrical Circuits
Analog and Digital Electronics Signals and Systems
Measurement and Digital Electronics Sensors and Bioinstrumentations
Medical Imaging System Biomaterials
Human Anatomy and Physiology Biomechanics
Aerospace Engineering Syllabus
Fourier Series Laplace Transforms
Numerical methods for linear and nonlinear algebraic equations Numerical integration and differentiation.
Dynamic stability Euler angle
Equations of motion Aerodynamic forces and moments, stability & control derivatives
Decoupling of longitudinal and lateral-directional dynamics Longitudinal modes; lateral-directional modes.
Orbit transfer In-plane and out-of-plane
Elementary ideas of viscous flows including boundary layers Wind Tunnel Testing
Measurement and visualization techniques Vibration of  beams
Theory of elasticity Equilibrium and compatibility equations
Airy’s stress function
Agriculture Engineering Syllabus
Engineering Mathematics Farm Machinery
Farm Power Soil and Water Conservation Engineering
Irrigation and Drainage Engineering Agricultural Processing Engineering
Dairy and Food Engineering
Architecture & Planning Syllabus
Architecture and Design Building Materials, Construction and Management
Building and Structures Environmental Planning and Design
Urban Design Urban Planning and Housing
Planning Techniques and Management Services, Infrastructure and Transportation
Biotechnology Syllabus
Engineering Mathematics General Biotechnology
Recombinant DNA Technology Plant and Animal Biotechnology
Bioprocess Engineering and Process Biotechnology
Civil Engineering Syllabus
Engineering Mathematics Structural Engineering
Geotechnical Engineering Water Resources Engineering
Environmental Engineering Transportation Engineering
Geomatics Engineering
Chemical Engineering Syllabus
Engineering Mathematics Process Calculations and Thermodynamics
Fluid Mechanics and Mechanical Operations Heat Transfer
Mass Transfer Chemical Reaction Engineering
Instrumentation and Process Control Plant Design and Economics
Chemical Technology
Computer Science and Information Technology Syllabus
Engineering Mathematics Digital Logic
Computer Organization and Architecture Programming and Data Structures
Algorithms Theory of Computation
Compiler Design Operating System
Databases Computer Networks
Chemistry Syllabus
Physical Chemistry Organic Chemistry
Inorganic Chemistry
Electronics and Communication Engineering Syllabus
Engineering Mathematics Networks, Signals and Systems
Electronic Devices Analog Circuits
Digital Circuits Control System
Communication Electromagnetics
Electrical Engineering Syllabus
Engineering Mathematics Electrical Circuits
Electromagnetic Fields Signals and Systems
Electrical Machines Power Systems
Control Systems Electrical and Electronic Measurements
Analog and Digital Electronics Power Electronics
Ecology and Evolution Syllabus
Ecology Evolution
Mathematics and Quantitative Ecology Behavioral Ecology
Geology And Geophysics Syllabus
Geology Geophysics
Instrumentation Engineering Syllabus
Engineering Mathematics Control Systems
Electrical Circuits Analog and Digital Electronics
Signals and Systems Measurements
Sensors and Industrial Instrumentation Communication and Optical Instrumentation
Mathematics Syllabus
Calculus Linear Algebra
Rear Analysis Complex Analysis
Ordinary Differential Equations Algebra
Functional Analysis Numerical Analysis
Partial Differential Equations Topology
Linear Programming
Mechanical Engineering Syllabus
Engineering Mathematics Applied Mechanics and Design
Fluid Mechanics and Thermal Science Material, Manufacturing and Industrial Engineering
Mining Engineering Syllabus
Engineering Mathematics Mine Development Surveying
Geomechanics and Ground Control Mining Methods and Machinery
Surface Environment, Mine Ventilation and Underground Hazards Mine Economics, Mine Planning, System Engineering
Metallurgical Engineering Syllabus
Engineering Mathematics Thermodynamics and Rate Process
Extractive Metallurgy Physical Metallurgy
Mechanical Metallurgy Manufacturing Process
Physics Syllabus
Mathematical Physics Classical Mechanics
Electromagnetic Theory Quantum Mechanics
Thermodynamics and Statistical Physics Atomic and Molecular Physics
Solid State Physics and Electronics Nuclear and Particle Physics
Production and Industrial Engineering Syllabus
Engineering Mathematics Genera Engineering
Manufacturing Processes Quality and Reliability
Industrial Engineering  Operation Research an Operational Management
Textile Engineering Syllabus
Engineering Mathematics Textile Engineering and Fibre Science
XE A (Engineering Mathematics Syllabus)
Linear Algebra Calculus
Vector Calculus Ordinary Differential Equations
Partial Differential Equations Complex variables
Probability and Statistics Numerical Methods
XE B (Fluid Mechanism Syllabus)
Flow and Fluid Properties Kinematics
Integral analysis Differential Analysis
Inviscid flows Dimensional analysis
Internal flows Prandtl boundary layer equations
XE C (Material Sciences Syllabus)
Processing of Materials Characterisation Techniques:
Structure and Imperfections Thermodynamics and Kinetics
Properties of Materials Material types
Environmental Degradation Elements of Quantum Mechanics and Mathematics
XE F (Thermodynamics Syllabus)
Basic Concepts Law of Thermodynamics
Thermodynamics Cycle Thermodynamics Relations
Ideal Gas Mixtures
XE F (Polymer Science and Engineering Syllabus)
Chemistry of high polymers Polymer Characterization
Synthesis and properties Polymer blends and composites
Polymer Technology Polymer rheology
Polymer processing Polymer testing
XE G (Food Technology Syllabus)
Food Chemistry and Nutrition Food Microbiology
Food Products Technology Food Engineering
XL P (Chemistry Syllabus)
Atomic Structure and Periodicity Structure and Bonding
s, p and d Block Elements Chemical Equilibria
Electrochemistry Reaction Kinetics
Thermodynamics Structure-Reactivity Correlations and Organic Reaction Mechanisms
XL R (Botany Syllabus)
Plant Systematics Plant Anatomy
Morphogenesis & Development Physiology and Biochemistry
Genetics Plant Breeding and Genetic Modification
Economic Botany Plant Pathology
Ecology and Environment
XL S (Microbiology Syllabus)
Historical Perspective Methods in Microbiology
Microbial Taxonomy and Diversity Prokaryotic and Eukaryotic Cells: Structure and Function
Microbial Growth Control of Micro-organisms
Microbial Metabolism Microbial Diseases and Host Pathogen Interaction
Chemotherapy/Antibiotics Microbial Genetics
Microbial Ecology
XL T (Zoology Syllabus)
Animal world Genetics
Evolution Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
Cell Biology Gene expression in Eukaryotes
Animal Anatomy and Physiology Parasitology and Immunology
Development Biology Ecology
Animal Behavior

GATE Syllabus 2021: FAQ’s

Q. What is the Exam Pattern for GATE?
Ans. There is one paper for GATE. However, there are two sections:
General Aptitude Section of Multiple Choice Questions (MCQ’s)
Numerical Answer Type (NAT) Questions

Q. What will be the type of questions for the GATE Exam?
Ans. There will be 4 choices in case of MCQ and no choice in the case of NAT.

Q. Is there any negative marking for GATE?
Ans. Yes, 1/3 mark will be deducted for every wrong answer for 1 mark.  2/3 mark will be deducted for every 2 marks questions. However, there is no negative marking for NAT Questions

Q. When will the application form for GATE 2021 be released?
Ans. The Application form for GATE 2021 will be released in the 1st week of September 2020.