GATE Exam Dates – Important Dates, Disciplines with Paper Code

IITB (Indian Institute of Technology Bombay) will conduct the Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering (GATE) 2021. The conducting body recently informed about the GATE exam dates with the release of official notification of GATE 2021. The registration process commences from 11th September 2021 and the deadline for filling the registration form is 30th September 2020. The GATE 2021 will be conducted on 5th, 6th, 7th, 12th, 13th and 14th February 2021 respectively. The GATE timeline includes important dates like the start of online registration, the release of hall ticket, examination schedule, etc. Candidates can go through all the information mentioned below to know about the official GATE exam dates.

Important Update- IIT Bombay recently released a notification on their official website- gate.iitb.ac.in regarding the schedule for the GATE 2021. The registration process commences from September 11 2020 through GOAPS. The deadline for the GATE 2021 registration is 30th September 2020. The GATE 2021 exam will be conducted on the 5,6,7,12,13 and 14th February 2021 respectively. 

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GATE Exam Dates – Highlights

The process of the overall GATE exam is lengthy as it is conducted for 25 different subjects. Some of the major highlights of GATE 2021 are given below.

  • According to the latest update, IIT Bombay will host GATE 2021.
  • The online registration process commences from 11th September 2020, while the deadline for filling the registration form is 30th September 2020.
  • Interested candidates will have to register on GATE Online Application Processing System (GOAPS).
  • IIT Bombay will conduct the GATE 2021 on 5th, 6th, 7th, 12th, 13th and 14th February 2021 respectively.

GATE Exam Dates – Important Dates

IIT Bombay officially declared the list of important dates for GATE 2021. Given below is a list of official dates relevant to the GATE 2021.

GATE 2021 Important Dates

Events Dates 
Release of GATE notification 7th August 2020
GATE 2021 registration through GOAPS 11th September 2020
Last date to register for GATE 2021 30th September 2020
Last date for submission of application form (by registered candidates) with an additional late fee of Rs. 500 7th October 2020
Application form correction facility
Availability of GATE mock test over the official website
GATE 2021 admit card 8th January 2021
GATE 2021 exam date 5,6,7,12,13 and 14 Feb 2021
Release of GATE 2021 response sheets Third week of February 2021
Release of GATE 2021 question paper
Release of GATE 2021 answer key Third week of February 2021
Last date to challenge answer key Third week of February 2021
Release of final answer key Second week of March 2021
Declaration of GATE 2021 result  Second week of March 2021
GATE 2021 scorecard Third week of March 2021

GATE Exam Dates – Highlights 

Candidates need to keep a tab over the GATE 2021 schedule. They can bookmark this page to catch all the latest updates about GATE 2021. 

  • GATE Online Application Schedule – The application form window of GATE 2021 commences from 11th September 2020. Applicants can submit the application form online through GOAPS up till 30th September 2020 without late fee. However, the application form submission with late fee of Rs. 500 will extend up to 7th October 2020. 
  • GATE Admit Card Release – IIT Bombay will issue the admit card of GATE 2021 on 8th January 2021. Applicants can download their admit card with a GOAPS login by following certain basic steps. 
  • GATE Exam – The GATE exam for 25 specializations will be conducted in different shifts on different days. IIT-B will conduct the GATE 2021 exam on 5th, 6th, 7th, 12th, 13th and 14th January 2021.  
  • GATE Result Declaration – The result of GATE 2021 will be announced by the second week of March 2021. Candidates who achieve success can download their GATE scorecard from the third week of March 2021.  

GATE Exam Dates – Schedule 

As we already know, the GATE tests will be conducted for 25 different disciplines, and the schedule for the same is released separately. Examination dates for these disciplines may vary from each other. Therefore, the table given below explains the examination schedule for GATE 2020.

GATE 2020 Subject-Wise Schedule

Session code Exam date and Day Paper(s) code
S1 5 Feb 2020 (Saturday) IN, ME1, MT, PE, PH
S2 6 Feb 2020 (Saturday) CY, ME2, PI
S3 7 Feb 2020 (Sunday) AR, BM, BT, CH, MA, MN, ST, XE, XL
S4 12 Feb 2020 (Sunday) AE, AG, EC, GG
S5 13 Feb 2020 (Saturday) EE, EY, TF
S6 13 Feb 2020 (Saturday) CS
S7 14 Feb 2020 (Sunday) CE1
S8 14 Feb 2020 (Sunday) CE2

GATE Exam Dates – Disciplines with Paper Code  

It is important for the candidates to know the paper code of each specialization to understand the GATE 2020 exam dates of each discipline. Given below is the list of all the subjects with their respective paper codes for GATE 2021. 

GATE Subjects with Paper Code

GATE Subject Paper Paper Code
Biomedical Engineering BM
Statistics ST
Aerospace Engineering AE
Agricultural Engineering AG
Architecture and Planning AR
Biotechnology BT
Civil Engineering CE
Chemical Engineering CH
Computer Science and Information Technology CS
Chemistry CY
Electronics and Communication Engineering EC
Electrical Engineering EE
Ecology and Evolution EY
Geology and Geophysics GG
Instrumentation Engineering IN
Mathematics MA
Mechanical Engineering ME
Mining Engineering MN
Metallurgical Engineering MT
Physics PH
Production and Industrial Engineering PI
Petroleum Engineering PE
Textile Engineering and Fibre Science TF

GATE Paper Codes for XE & XL

GATE paper codes for XE and XL subjects are different and hence, can be described in different tables. GATE XE aspirants need to choose Engineering Mathematics as a compulsory subject and any of the two subjects from B to H. On the other hand, Chemistry is compulsory for GATE XL applicants and they have to choose any two subjects from Q to U.

XE Subjects Code XL Subjects Code
Engineering Mathematics (Compulsory) A Chemistry (Compulsory) P
Fluid Mechanics B Biochemistry Q
Materials Science C Botany R
Solid Mechanics D Microbiology S
Thermodynamics E Zoology T
Polymer Science and Engineering F Food Technology U
Food Technology G    
Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences H    

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GATE Exam Dates – FAQs

Q. Which IIT will conduct the GATE 2021?

The Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay (IIT-B) is expected to conduct GATE 2021.

Q. When will the registration for GATE 2021 start?

As per the recently released notification on the official website of IIT Bombay, the online registration for GATE 2021 will commence from 11th September 2020.

Q. Is there one common entrance test for all the disciplines of GATE 2021?

GATE 2021 will be conducted separately for each of the twenty-five disciplines as per the schedule released by the conducting body.

Q. In which month will the GATE 2021 be conducted?

GATE 2021 exam will take place in February 2021 (tentatively).

Q. Is it compulsory to appear in GATE for M.Tech admissions in all colleges?

No. GATE is an entrance exam for M.Tech admission at IITs, NITs, or CFTIs. Other colleges have different admission procedures for M.Tech aspirants.

Q. Can one candidate apply for more than one discipline in GATE 2021?

No. Candidates can apply for only one discipline from the 25 specializations of GATE 2021.

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