Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering (GATE) is conducted every year by the Indian Institute of Technology (Delhi, Bombay, Kanpur, Guwahati, Roorkee, Madras, and Kharagpur) or by the Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore for pursuing admission in Science and Postgraduate courses. For the year 2021, IIT Bombay will conduct GATE 2021. The details of the GATE 2021 exam and its syllabus are given below:-

  • GATE 2021 Admit Card will be released on 8th January 2021. GATE 2021 exam will be conducted in two sessions-morning and evening on 5th -7th and 12th -14th of February, 2021. Download the GATE 2021 Admit Card.

The step by step guides to download GATE Admit Card are as follows:-

Step 1:- Visit the GATE exam official website.

Step 2:- Enter the GATE Enrolment ID and password together and then click on submit.

Step 3:- A new page will open, and you can see the link ‘Download Gate 2021 Admit Card.’

Step 4:- Click on the link and download your admit card.

Step 5:-Take a colored printout of the admit card.

  • GATE 2021 Syllabus: According to the subject preferences of a student the GATE syllabus is different. Only one section is common in all the papers. And that common section is the ‘General Aptitude’ section. The General Aptitude section has two parts-Verbal Ability and Numerical Ability. With excellent preparation over one or two years, a student can score high marks on this section and can raise their overall rank in GATE.

GATE 2021 syllabus for all the engineering subjects is similar to the graduation syllabus of the subjects. Below, we have mentioned the GATE Syllabus for various subjects:-

Subjects Syllabus
Biomedical Engineering (BM) Systems and Signals, Engineering Mathematics, Digital and Analog Electronics, Control Systems and measurements, Bio Instrumentation and Sensors, Biomaterials and Human Anatomy etc.
Mathematics (MA) Algebra, Linear Algebra, Functional Analysis, Numerical Analysis and Complex Analysis etc.
Architecture and Planning (AR) Management and Construction, Design and Architecture, Design and Environmental Planning, Structure and Building etc.
Chemical Engineering (CH) Engineering Mathematics, Thermodynamics and Process Calculations, Mechanical Operations and Fluid Mechanics etc.
Electronics and Communication Engineering (EC) Networks, Engineering Mathematics, Systems and Signals, Electronic Devices, Analog Circuits and Digital Circuits etc.
Petroleum Engineering (PE) Petroleum Formation Evaluation, Linear Algebra, Well Testing, Oil and Gas etc.
Instrumentation Engineering (IN) Systems and Signals, Engineering Mathematics, Control Systems, Electrical Circuits etc.
Statistics (ST) Probability, Calculus, Inference, Linear Algebra, Multivariate Analysis, Regression Analysis and Design of Experiments etc.
Civil Engineering (CE) Structural Engineering, Engineering Mathematics and Geotechnical Engineering etc.

GATE 2021 syllabus for General Aptitude is mentioned below:-

Subjects Syllabus
Verbal Ability Sentence Completion, English Grammar, Word Groups, Verbal Analogies, Verbal Deduction, Critical Reasoning and Instructions etc.
Numerical Ability Numerical Estimation, Numerical Computation, Data Interpretation and Numerical Reasoning etc.
  • The GATE 2021 Exam Pattern is revised and two new subjects such as Humanities and Social Science (XS) and Environmental Science and Engineering (ES) are included in GATE 2021. Now, students can appear in one or a maximum of two papers. Complete GATE 2021 exam pattern are mentioned below:-

Mode of Exam: Online

Question Types: Multiple Select Questions (MSQ), Multiple Choice Questions (MCQ), and Numerical Answer Type (NAT).

Section Types: Two types-Optional and Compulsory

Exam Duration: 3 hours.

Highest Marks: 100 marks.

The total number of questions: 65 questions.

Marking Distribution: Questions from NAT and MCQ will be of 1 or 2 marks. In MCQ, for a wrong answer, 1/3 marks will be deducted. No negative marking for the NTA section. In MSQ of 2 marks, for negative answers, 2/3 will be deducted.


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