GATE Exam Details 2021- Gateway to Higher Education

GATE (Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering) is another reputed examination in India for higher education.

This is a national level exam being conducted by the GATE Committee having members from IISC, Bangalore and other IIT’s on behalf of the National Coordinating Board, Department of Education, and Ministry of Human Resources Development.

The GATE score is valid for a couple of years, and you can use the score to enroll in the Master’s program and for public sector units.

There are many PSUs who now consider the GATE score for the initial evaluation for the openings. Since then the value has been increased a lot, and multiple people appear for the examination. This is the reason GATE Cutoff is going high.

Recently, there have been some changes in the exam pattern, and one should prepare for it well.

Here I am going to share some important information about the GATE exam.

Applicability of GATE Score

Here are some of the institutions where GATE scores are valid-

  • Tech – Campus placements in National and International private or public companies
  • Several reputed PSUs and research organizations recruit on the basis of the GATE Exam Score. i.e. IOCL, NTPC, BHEL, PGCIL, BARC,
  • Teaching: Professor, Asst. Professor at IITs, NITs, reputed educational institutes,
  • Junior Research Fellow: ISRO, DRDO, BARC, CSIR, IITs,
  • Senior Research Fellow: ISRO, DRDO, BARC, CSIR, IITs,
  • Junior Research Associates/ Senior Project Associates
  • Scientists “C” grade jobs
  • A career in Research & Development
  • Technical value addition
  • Expertise in subject/domain specialization

Exam Pattern




No. of



Marks Per






General Aptitude1 to 5515





1 to 2525125
26 to 5530260
Total Questions: 65Total Marks: 100Total Duration: 3 hours
Technical Section:


70 marks

General Aptitude: 15 marksEngineering Mathematics:


15 marks

25 marks to 40 marks will be allotted to Numeric Answer Type Questions

This is the probable categorization of marks and students are advised to check the official notification for the same.

Also, as the exam contain negative marking and so you should take care of it. Here are the details for negative marks-

Negative Marking
Questions TypeMarksNegative Marking
Multiple Choice Questions (MCQs)1 mark0.33
2 marks0.66
Numerical Answer Questions1 markNil
2 marksNil

Exam Schedule

As per the official notification by GATE authority, here are the schedules of the exams as per the paper-

Events Dates                                                                                     (Announced)
GATE 2019 Online Application Form Opens                          1st September 2018
Last Date for Submission of Application                                 21st September 2018
Last date for registration (with late fee)                                   1st October 2018
Last Date for Requesting Change of Examination City        16th November 2018
Mock Test Release                                                                       3rd week of November 2018
Admit Card Downloading                                                           Starts 4th January 2019
GATE Aptitude Test                                                                      2nd, 3rd, 9th & 10th February 2019
Answer Key Release                                                                      Within a few days after the examination
The announcement of Results                                                            16th March 2019
Score Card Release                                                                      20th March to 31st May 2019
Counseling Starts                                                                         1st week of April 2019


This was all about the GATE exam. If you’re preparing for the GATE 2021, it’s time to be serious about the revision and working on weak points by using these Competitive exams preparation apps.

We wish you good luck with the exam!

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