GATE 2021 Eligibility Criteria: Check Age Limit, Qualification & More!

Hello Aspirants, as we all know that IIT Delhi has released the official Notification for the GATE 2021 Examination. This year, IIT Delhi will conduct the GATE 2021 exam for those aspirants who want to get admission in Masters and direct doctoral programmes in engineering, technology, architecture, and other branches of science at various Indian Institute of Science and IITs. Candidates who want to apply for GATE 2021 Examination They definitely want to know about the Eligibility Criteria for GATE 2021. so in this article, we will help you to know more about the GATE 2021 Eligibility Criteria.

The exam will be held on February 6, 7, 13 and 14, 2021. The Examination will be conducted in two shifts – morning shift from 9:30 am to 12:30 am and afternoon shift to be conducted from 2:30 to 5:30 pm.

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1. GATE 2021 Useful Resources
2. Quick Facts
3. Exam Dates (Released)
4. GATE 2021 Eligibility Criteria
5. Contact Details
6. Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
7. List of Top Colleges in India

GATE 2021 Useful Resources

Here we have mentioned some Useful Resources of GATE 2021, That will help you.

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GATE 2021 Major NotificationClick Here
GATE 2021 Eligibility CriteriaClick Here
GATE 2021 Exam PatternClick Here
GATE 2021 SyllabusClick Here
GATE 2021 BooksClick Here
GATE 2021 Previous Year PaperClick Here
GATE 2021 Sample PaperClick Here
GATE 2021 Admit CardClick Here
GATE 2021 CutoffClick Here
GATE 2021 CounsellingClick Here
GATE 2021 Seat MatrixClick Here

Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering 2021

Before we talk about GATE 2021 Notification in detail later, look at the important dates of the GATE 2021 Examination.

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Quick Facts

The GATE 2021 entrance exam will be conducted in Online mode (Computer- Based Test). The duration of this entrance exam is 3 hours in the examination. The multiple-choice questions asked will be asked in the examination of GATE 2021 exam.

Exam NameGraduate Aptitude Test in Engineering (GATE)
Exam FrequencyOnce a Year
Exam ModeOnline
Exam Duration3 hours
Test TakersApprox 10 Lacks

Exam Dates (Released)

Below we have provided all the official Gate 2021 Dates for various events taking place.

EventsImportant Dates (Released)
GATE Online Application Processing System11 September 2020
Closing date of REGULAR online registration07 October 2020
End of the EXTENDED period for online registration/application (with an additional late fee of 500)14 October 2020
Last date of Intimation to Registered Candidates after FIRST Round of Scrutiny by Zonal Office26 October 2020
Re-opening of GOAPS Portal for Successfully Registered Candidates to change (ONE TIME) Category/City/Exam Paper (Change of City is FREE and extra 500 for Category and Paper change)28 October 2020
Last Date for change of Category, City & Exam Paper13 November 2020
Re-opening of GOAPS Portal for Successfully Registered17 November 2020
Last Date for correction(s) in Application Form23 November 2020
Last and Final Chance for City Correction in Application Form14th December 2020, 15th December 2020
Admit Card8th January 2021
Miscellaneous Activities*5th February 2021, 12th February 2021
GATE 2021 Examination
Forenoon: 9:30 AM to 12:30 PM
Afternoon: 3:00 PM to 6:00 PM
6th February 2021, 7th February 2021
13th February 2021, 14th February 2021
Announcement of results in the Online Application Portal22nd March 2021

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GATE 2021 Eligibility Criteria

The Details regarding essential and desirable qualification and the complete eligibility criteria for GATE 2021 Examination like Age Limit, Relaxation of Age, Mode of Selection and other related information is given below

Eligibility Criteria

Degree/ProgramQualifying Degree / ExaminationDescription of Eligible CandidatesExpected
Year of
B.E./ B.Tech./ B.Pharm.Bachelor’s degree in Engineering /
Technology (4 years after 10+2 or 3
years after B.Sc. / Diploma in
Engineering / Technology)
Currently in the 3rd year or higher grade
or already completed
B. Arch.Bachelor’s degree in Architecture (5-year course) / Naval Architecture (4-year course) / Planning (4- year course)Currently in the 3rd year or higher grade
or already completed
2023 (for 5-year
program), 2022
(for 4-year
B.Sc. (Research)/ B.S.Bachelor’s degree in Science
(Post-Diploma/4 years after 10+2)
Currently in the 3rd year or higher grade
or already completed
Pharm. D. (after 10+2)6 years degree program, consisting of internship or residency training, during third year onwardsCurrently in the 3rd/ 4th/ 5th/6th year or already completed2024
M.B.B.SDegree holders of M.B.B.S. and
those who are in the 5th/6th/7th semester or higher semester of such a programme.
5th, 6th, 7th or higher
semester or already
M. Sc./ M.A./MCA or equivalentMaster’s degree in any branch of
Computer Applications or equivalent
Currently in the first
year or higher or
Int. M.E./ M.Tech. (Post-B.Sc.)Post-B.Sc Integrated Master’s degree
programs in Engineering/
Technology (4-year program)
Currently in the 1st /2nd/3rd/4th
year or already completed
Int. M.E./ M.Tech. or Dual Degree(after Diploma or 10+2)Integrated Master’s degree program or Dual Degree program in
Engineering/Technology (5-year
Currently in the 3rd/4th/5th
year or already completed
B.Sc. / B.A. / B.ComBachelor degree in any
branch of Science / Arts /
Commerce (3 years program)
Currently in the 3rd year or already
Int. M.Sc./ Int. B.S.-M.S.Integrated M.Sc. or 5-year
integrated B.S.-M.S. program
Currently in the 3rd
year or higher or
already completed
Professional Society Examinations*
(equivalent to B.E./B.Tech./B.Arch.)
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

Eligibility Criteria: Foreign Candidates

Aspirants who have obtained/are pursuing their qualifying degree from countries other than India:

  • Aspirants must have completed or are in the final year of their Bachelor’s degree (duration: at least 4 years) in Engineering/Technology or
  • Applying Candidates must have completed or are in the final year of their Post Graduate (Master’s) degree (duration: at least 2 years) in any relevant subjects in science.

Note: If a candidate is pursuing any higher degree or has already obtained a degree higher than that

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Contact Details

Head OfficeChairperson, GATE Indian Institute of Technology
Delhi, Hauz Khas, New Delhi 110016
Contact Number011-26591749
Guideline PdfClick Here

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

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

A. 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. Is there any age limit to appear for GATE 2021?

A. NO. There is NO age limit to appear for GATE 2021.

Q. Are there any restrictions on the number of times one can appear for GATE?

A. NO. One can appear for the GATE examination any number of times.

Q. When will I receive my Admit Card?

A. 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.

Q. For how many GATE papers can I apply?

A. A candidate can apply for ONE or TWO subject papers(from the given set of combinations as per Table 4.2a) of the 27 papers listed in the GATE INFORMATION BROCHURE or GATE website. The choice of the appropriate paper is the responsibility of the candidate.

Q. After submission of application, am I permitted to change my GATE Examination Paper?

A. YES. ONLY after the last date for application submission, a request for the change of GATE Examination Paper will be entertained against additional payment till 13th November, 2020. Any request after this date will NOT be considered.

Q. Will there be a “magnified question paper” for visually challenged PwD candidates?

A. YES. Once you reach the examination hall, please contact the GATE Institute Representative through the invigilator in your examination hall and he/she will do the needful.

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