GATE 2021: Application, Dates, Eligibility, Exam Pattern, Syllabus

By | June 7, 2020
GATE Exam

GATE (Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering) is the National Level Engineering Exam, conducted by the IITs in the rotational basis; Through the GATE exam, candidates can get admission in M.tech/PhD Programs offered by IITs, IISc, IISERs and some other government and private institutions. The GATE 2021 official notification will be released soon. Through this article, the candidates will get complete information regarding the GATE 2021 examination.

Highlights

Exam Name GATE (Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering) 2021
Conducting Body IITs on a rotational basis
Official Website www.gate.iitg.ac.in
Mode of Examination Online – Computer Based Test
No. of Papers & Questions 23 | 65
Total Marks & Maximum Score 100 | 1000
Duration of GATE 2020 3 Hours
No. of Test Takers Over 8.6 lac
Use of GATE Score Card for Employment PSUs, Central Government and Government of India Organization
GATE Helpdesk 0361-258-6500 | gate2019@iitg.ac.in

GATE Important Dates

The tentative exam date schedule for GATE 2021 is given below:

Events Dates (Tentative)
Online Application starts The first week of September 2020
Last date to submit the application form The fourth week of September 2020
Last date for requesting a change of Examination Centre The third week of November 2020
Availability of Admit Card The first week of January 2021
Date of Exam The first week of February 2021
Announcement of Result The third week of March 2021

GATE Application Form

  • GATE Application Form is expected to be available from the first week of September 2020.
  • The Application Form is made available in online mode only.
  • Candidates can fill the GATE Application Form via GATE Online Application Processing System (GOAPS).
  • Candidates will be able to register for GATE Examination by verifying their email address and mobile number.
  • Candidates can pay the application fee in the online mode only.
  • It is advised to the candidates that take a printout of the application for further purposes.

Documents to be uploaded while filling the GATE Application Form

  • Photograph
  • Signature
  • Certificate of qualifying degree
  • Category certificate, if applicable.
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GATE Application Form Correction

The GATE Application Form correction will tentatively begin from October 2020. The conducting authority of the GATE 2021 will release the list of rejected application which must be corrected by the candidates. IIT Bombay will be the conducting authority of the GATE 2021.

Correction in Examination City

Candidates can edit/modify the Examination

Documents Required for Application Form Correction

Candidates can check the documents required for GATE Application form correction, which are as given  below:

Type of correction Documents to be accepted as proof for correction
Name of the Candidate 10th class/SSLC certificate, Voter ID, Passport, Aadhaar ID Driving License
Date of Birth Birth certificate, 10th class/SSLC certificate, Passport
Name of Parent/Guardian Voter ID, Passport, Aadhaar ID, Driving License
Qualifying Degree Degree certificate or Final year/Semester mark sheet or Certificate with seal and signature of HoD/principal/competent authority
Year of Qualifying Degree
Have you Graduated in the above Degree?

GATE Exam Pattern

Check GATE Exam Pattern below:

  • Number of Papers: GATE is held for a total of 24 papers. Candidates can appear for only one of the 24 papers.
  • Mode of Examination: The examination mode will be online only (CBT).
  • Exam Duration: The examination duration will be 3 hours.
  • Number of Questions: Total 65 questions of maximum 100 marks will be asked in GATE 2018.
  • Type of Questions: Multiple Choice Questions (MCQ) & Numerical Answer Type Questions (NAT) will appear in GATE examination. For MCQ, 4 choices will be provided while there will be no options provided for NAT. Students are required to enter the real number in Numerical Answer Type Questions with the help of virtual keypad.
  • Section Common in All GATE Papers: General Aptitude (GA) section is common for all papers. It will contain total 150 questions of maximum 15 marks (5 questions of 1 mark and 5 questions of 2 marks).x
  • New Section: In the paper of XE, new section (H), namely Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences has been included from the year 2017.
  • Marking Scheme: MCQ and NAT questions will carry 1 or 2 marks in all papers.
  • Negative Marking: For every incorrect answer, 1/3 marks deducted from the questions carrying 1 mark. Likewise, for questions carrying 2 marks, 2/3 marks will be deducted. No negative marking for Numerical Answer Type questions.

Exam Pattern For All Papers Except GG, XE, XL:

  • 25 questions of 1 mark each.
  • 30 questions of 2 marks each.
  • 10 questions from GA.

Exam Pattern For Paper GG:

  • Part A – 25 questions of 1 mark each. This part is common for all candidates.
  • Part B – 30 questions of 2 marks each. This part has two sections, section-1 is of Geology and section-2 is of Geophysics.
  • 10 questions from GA.

Exam Pattern For Paper XE:

  • Section A – Engineering Mathematics (Compulsory Section) – Total 11 questions will be asked. 7 questions of 1 mark each and 4 questions of 2 marks each. It is common for all candidates.
  • Any two of XE sections from B to H – 22 questions. 9 questions carrying 1 mark and 13 questions carrying 2 marks.
  • 10 questions from GA.

Exam Pattern For Paper XL:

  • Section P – Chemistry (compulsory section) – It contains a total of 15 questions (5 questions of 1 marks and 10 questions of 2 marks).
  • Any two of XL sections Q to U – Total 20 questions (10 questions of 1 mark each and 10 questions of 2 marks).
  • 10 questions from GA.

GATE Eligibility Criteria

The applicant must meet the GATE Eligibility Criteria to be able to apply for the exam. The eligibility criteria is as given below:

Required  Qualifying Degree Status of the Degree Year of Passing
B.E./B.Tech/B.Pharm 4-years B.Tech (after 10+2) in any stream or 3-years B.Tech lateral entry (after B.Sc./Diploma in Engineering/Technology). Final year candidates may also apply. Pursuing final year examination or completed 2020
B.Arch 5-years bachelor’s degree in Architecture Pursuing final year examination or completed 2020
B.Sc. Research/B.S. 4-years Bachelor’s degree in Science (post-diploma or after 10+2) Pursuing final year examination or completed 2020
M. Sc./M.A./MCA or equivalent Master’s degree in Science/Mathematics/Statistics/Computer Applications or equivalent Currently in the final year or completed 2020
Int. M.E/M.Tech(Post-B.Sc.) 4-years Post-BSc Integrated Master’s degree programs in Engineering / Technology Presently in 2nd/3rd/4th year or completed 2022
Int. M.E./M.Tech or Dual Degree (after Diploma or 10+2) 5-years Integrated Master’s degree program or Dual Degree program in Engineering/Technology Currently in 4th/5th year or completed 2021
Int. M.Sc/Int. B.S.-M.S. Integrated M.Sc. or Five years integrated B. S./M. S. program Pursuing final year examination or completed 2020
Professional Society Examination (equivalent to B.Tech/B.E./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) Completed section A or equivalent of such professional courses NA

GATE Exam Centers

Exam centers are the venue where students need to attempt the GATE Examination. Each GATE zonal centers comprises of GATE exam centers that come under its zone. The national level exam will be conducted across 199 cities of India and 6 cities in other countries abroad. The authority will give a facility to the candidates for choosing three centers from two are in the same zonal and one from others.

GATE Zonal Centers IISc Bangalore

Below is the list of 27 GATE exam centres from the zone IISc Bangalore.

S.No. GATE Exam Centres (Exam Cities)
1 Ananthapur
2 Bagalkot
3 Bengaluru
4 Bellary
5 Belgaum
6 Bidar
7 Davengere
8 Gulbarga
9 Hassan
10 Hubli
11 Hyderabad
12 Kannur
13 Kasargod
14 Kolar
15 Kozhikode
16 Kurnool
17 Malappuram
18 Mangalore
19 Manipal
20 Mysore
21 Palakkad
22 Payyannur
23 Port Blair
24 Shimoga
25 Thrissur
26 Tumkur
27 Vadakara
28 Angamaly

GATE Zonal Centre IIT Bombay

Below is the list of 27 GATE exam centres from the zone IIT Bombay.

S.No. GATE Exam Centres (Exam Cities)
1 Ahmedabad
2 Ahmednagar
3 Amravati
4 Anand
5 Aurangabad
6 Bhavnagar
7 Bhuj
8 Gandhinagar
9 Goa
10 Jalgaon
11 Kolhapur
12 Mehsana
13 Mumbai
14 Nagpur
15 Nanded
16 Nashik
17 Navi Mumbai
18 Pune
19 Rajkot
20 Ratnagiri
21 Sangli
22 Satara
23 Solapur
24 Surat
25 Thane
26 Vadodara

GATE Syllabus

GATE Exam will be conducted for 24 (Stream) Papers. For each discipline syllabus is different. For good preparation, the students must know each and every topic from where the questions can be asked. The candidates can download the GATE Syllabus for AE, AG, AR, BT, CE, CH, CS, CY, EC, EE, EY, XE, GG, IN, MA, ME, MN, MT, PE, PH, PI, TF, XE_G, XE_F, XE_E, XE_B, XE_C, XE_D and XL from the official site.

Previous Years GATE Statistics

Year Registered Appeared Qualified Qualified (%)
2016 971831 818850 135392 16.53
2015 927580 804463 121060 15.05
2014 1033625 889157 149694 16.84
2013 1200728 984855 136699 13.88
2012 777134 686614 108526 15.81
2011 612568 558480 96239 17.23
2010 460541 420596 59853 14.23

GATE Previous Years Question Paper and Answer Key

GATE Previous Year Question Papers and Answer Keys are a great way to practice for the exam as the candidates can get an idea regarding the syllabus, the difficulty level of the exam, the paper pattern and many such important details.

GATE 2019 Question Papers and Answer Keys
Aerospace Engineering (AE) Question Paper Answer Key
Agricultural Engineering (AG) Question Paper Answer Key
Architecture and Planning (AR) Question Paper Answer Key
Biotechnology (BT) Question Paper Answer Key
Civil Engineering (CE) Question Paper (CE1)
Question Paper (CE2)
Answer Key (CE1)
Answer Key (CE2)
Chemical Engineering (CH) Question Paper Answer Key
Computer Science and Information Technology (CS) Question Paper Answer Key
Chemistry (CY) Question Paper Answer Key
Electronics and Communication Engineering (EC) Question Paper Answer Key
Electrical Engineering (EE) Question Paper Answer Key
Ecology and Evolution (EY) Question Paper Answer Key
Geology and Geophysics (GG) Question Paper Answer Key
Instrumentation Engineering (IN) Question Paper Answer Key
Mathematics (MA) Question Paper Answer Key
Mechanical Engineering (ME) Question Paper (ME1)
Question Paper (ME2)
Answer Key (ME1)
Answer Key (ME2)
Mining Engineering (MN) Question Paper Answer Key
Metallurgical Engineering (MT) Question Paper Answer Key
Petroleum Engineering (PE) Question Paper Answer Key
Physics (PH) Question Paper Answer Key
Production and Industrial Engineering (PI) Question Paper Answer Key
Statistics (ST) Question Paper Answer Key
Textile Engineering and Fibre Science (TF) Question Paper Answer Key
Engineering Sciences (XE-A, B, C, D, E, F, G, H) Question Paper Answer Key
Life Sciences (XL-P, Q, R, S, T, U) Question Paper Answer Key

GATE Admit Card

Candidates can download the GATE Admit card from the GOAPS website. The conducting authority will not send the admit card via email/post. Those who have successfully registered for GATE and do not receive any message for duplicate and defective application form will be able to download their Hall ticket. It is advised the hat candidates take a copy of ID proof along with their admit card. ID proof may be any of these:

  • Passport,
  • PAN Card,
  • Voter ID,
  • Aadhaar UID,
  • Valid College ID,
  • An employee identification card or Driving License.
  • From international students,
  • only valid Passport/ Government issued ID/College ID/ Employee ID will be accepted as ID proof.

GATE Paper Analysis

Paper Analysis is the aftermath of an examination. It is like a study on the paper which tells about the change in the trend and pattern of the examination from the previous year. It contains information such as the change in the number of questions, difficulty level, and weightage of question from the previous year. Our team of experts have done an extensive analysis on the GATE Papers which is now available for the students to benefit from.

GATE EE Paper Analysis 2020

  • The exam was conducted from 9:30 am to 12:30 pm
  • The difficulty level of the exam was moderate.
  • Power System carried 13 marks
  • 24 questions were numerically based
  • Questions from Analog Electronics were the toughest

GATE ECE Paper Analysis 2020

  • The exam was conducted from 2:30 PM to 5:30 PM
  • The difficulty level of the exam was from Moderate to Difficult
  • The Maths, General Aptitude, Analog Circuits and EDC sections were fairly easy.
  • 10 mark questions were formed from the Engineering Mathematics and Analog Circuits.
  • 11 mark questions were formed from the communications

GATE CE Paper Analysis 2020

The CE exam was held in two sessions more than 1.5 lac students appeared in it. The number of questions from the environment section was increased this year. Most of the questions were asked from Geotech Engineering and Environment. Other topics in the paper were Building Material, Fluid Mechanics, RCC, Steel Structure, Hydrology, Surveying, Transportation, Structural Analysis, SOM.

GATE CS Paper Analysis 2020

The CS exam of GATE this year was comparatively easy and the question paper was not that lengthy. Difficult questions were asked from Algorithm, complexity, data structure and computer organizations. As compared to the previous year, the test paper was not that difficult this year. The NAT questions were lesser as compared to theoretical questions.

GATE ME Paper Analysis

  • The difficulty level of the examination was Medium
  • The General Aptitude Section was fairly easy.
  • Maths section was difficult as compared to last year.
  • Conceptual questions were asked from Design Topics
  • 10 Marks questions were asked from Fluid Mechanics
  • 20+  time taking and lengthy questions were asked from Numerical Ability.
  • 2 questions from Vibration Section were confusing.

GATE Result

GATE Result 2020 has been released on 13 March 2020. The exam conducting authority will not send the results to students offline though any method like post or mail. It has been released on 14 March 2020 by IIT Delhi Only the students who had successfully applied and appeared for the examination can check their result from the official website. They can download and see their result/scorecard by filling their “Enrollment Id”, “Registration No.” & “Date of Birth” in the given download result link.

Check below GATE 2020 Toppers list in tabular form:

S.No Registration id GATE 2020 Paper Name of the Toppers Marks out of 100
I. AE20S47323015 Aerospace Engineering Bharath Kumar K 81
2 AG20S48015013 Agricultural Engineering Vikrant Chauhan 77
3 AR20S32020052 Architecture and Planning Kintan Shah 72
4 BM20S31218408 Biomedical Engineering Ganesh Shivajirao Kulkarni 41.67
5 BT20S38037020 Biotechnology Pranav Milind Deo 73.67

GATE Answer Key

GATE 2020 Official Answer Key for Forenoon and Afternoon Shift has been released now. The candidates can challenge the GATE 2020 Answer Key started from 19 February 2020 and was open till 22 February 2020. The authority has released the official Answer key along with some of the coaching institutes like The GATE Academy, Made Easy. The authority has released separate answer keys for each and every GATE Paper

GATE 2020 Official Question Papers and Answer Key

Paper Code Question Paper Link Provisional Answer Key Final Answer Key
Aerospace Engineering (AE) Click Here Click Here Click Here
Agricultural Engineering (AG) Click Here Click Here Click Here
Architecture and Planning (AR) Click Here Click Here Click Here
Biotechnology (BT) Click Here Click Here Click Here
Biomedical Engineering (BM) Click Here Click Here Click Here
Civil Engineering (CE) Click Here (CE-1) Click Here (CE-1) Click Here (CE-1)
Click Here (CE-2) Click Here (CE-2) Click Here (CE-2)
Chemical Engineering (CH) Click Here Click Here Click Here
Computer Science and Information Technology (CS) Click Here Click Here Click Here
Chemistry (CY) Click Here Click Here Click Here
Electronics and Communication Engineering (EC) Click Here Click Here Click Here
Electrical Engineering (EE) Click Here Click Here Click Here
Ecology and Evolution (EY) Click Here Click Here Click Here
Geology and Geophysics (GG) Click Here Click Here Click Here
Instrumentation Engineering (IN) Click Here Click Here Click Here
Mathematics (MA) Click Here Click Here Click Here
Mechanical Engineering (ME) Click Here (ME-1) Click Here (ME-1) Click Here (ME-1)
Click Here (ME-2) Click Here (ME-2) Click Here (ME-2)
Mining Engineering (MN) Click Here Click Here Click Here
Metallurgical Engineering (MT) Click Here Click Here Click Here
Petroleum Engineering (PE) Click Here Click Here Click Here
Physics (PH) Click Here Click Here Click Here
Production and Industrial Engineering (PI) Click Here Click Here Click Here
Statistics (ST) Click Here Click Here Click Here
Textile Engineering and Fibre Science (TF) Click Here Click Here Click Here
Engineering Sciences (XE-A, B, C, D, E, F, G, H) Click Here Click Here Click Here
Life Sciences (XL-P, Q, R, S, T, U) Click Here Click Here Click Here

GATE Cutoff

GATE Cut off is the minimum marks to be eligible for admission to IITs and IISc. This is a factor deciding whether or not has the candidates qualified for the exam. GATE cut off marks varies stream-wise and category-wise. The cut-off marks are less for reserved category candidates as compared to the unreserved category candidates. The GATE cut off for 2020 is given below:

S. No. Paper Name Paper Code Qualifying Marks
General OBC (NCL) SC/ST/PwD
1 Life Sciences XL 31.7 28.5 21.1
2 Civil Engineering CE 32.9 29.6 21.9
3 Electrical Engineering EE 33.4 30.0 22.2
4 Computer Science and Information Technology CS 28.5 25.6 19.0
5 Mechanical Engineering ME 34.0 30.6 22.6
6 Petroleum Engineering PE 39.8 35.8 26.5
7 Electronics and Communication Engineering EC 28.8 25.9 19.2
8 Chemical Engineering CH 35.7 32.1 23.8
9 Chemistry CY 26.7 24.0 17.8
10 Biotechnology BT 30.7 27.6 20.4
11 Engineering Sciences Minor XE 26.0 23.4 17.3
12 Textile Engineering and Fibre Science TF 37.1 33.3 24.7
13 Aerospace Engineering AE 27.2 24.4 18.1
14 Agricultural Engineering AG 26.3 23.6 17.5
15 Architecture and Planning AR 34.8 31.3 23.2
16 Ecology and Evolution EY 42.2 37.9 28.1
17 Geology GG 38.4 34.5 25.6
Geophysics GG 51.9 46.7 34.6
18 Instrumentation Engineering IN 34.6 31.1 23.0
19 Mathematics MA 25 22.5 16.7
20 Mining Engineering MN 32.7 29.4 21.8
21 Metallurgical Engineering MT 49.2 44.2 32.8
22 Physics PH 37.2 33.4 24.8
23 Production and Industrial Engineering PI 36.6 32.9 24.4
24 Statistics ST 25 22.5 16.6
25 Biomedical Engineering BM 25.0 22.5 16.6

How to Prepare For GATE 2021?

With the hard and full dedication towards GATE Exam Preparation will give you success. We are listing here a few preparation tips for GATE Exam, follow them to succeed in the exam:

  • Review your syllabus for which you are preparing.
  • Prepare your schedule as per the daily basis as well as for monthly basis.
  • Divide your study hours according to your subjects.
  • Try to find your strengths and weakness.
  • Practice a lot of Previous Years Question Papers.
  • Attempt online Mock Tests.
  • Select the best study material and book for covering GATE syllabus.
  • Take care of your health.

GATE Mock Tests

GATE online mock test will assist you with boosting your test preparations and in understanding the actual test pattern. Further, it will help you in making a benchmark against a large number of GATE candidates. Hence, challenge yourself today with GATE mock test free. We have listed the Best GATE Mock Tests below:

1. GATE Mock Test Series 2021 by Gradeup

On the off chance that you are trying to score better in GATE test, you can endeavour free mock test for GATE MechanicalCivilElectricalElectronics, and Computer Science. The specialists made online test series have been managing competitors who are getting ready to take an engineering selection test and have profited by the online test series gave. The GATE online test series is accessible on a solitary stage which will assist you with improving your scores and furthermore in breaking the GATE ME, CSE, ECE, EE, and CE test without any problem.

GATE Mock Tests by Gradeup

You can buy from here

2. GATE-2021 Online Test Series by MadeEasy

This series has the perfect combination of all the kinds of tests that a candidate would need to crack the GATE examination. They have test series for all the branches and provide some great features. Their interface is similar to that of the actual GATE exam and provides detailed solutions for every question for students’ reference. They also provide the facility to clear doubts directly through the experts and get video solution by faculties.

GATE Mock Tests by Made Easy

You can buy form here

3.GATE Test Series – Premium by The GATE Academy

This series has a variety of tests available. They provide 500+ problems along with their solutions for all the subjects along with 1700+ problems along with their solutions under 85+ Chapters. They also provide special discounts to meritorious students. Not just that but they also have the facility to provide the post GATE Guidance which guides the students on how to use their GATE score to get admission in the best college.

GATE Mock Tests by Gate Academy

You can buy from here

4. Online GATE Plus by GATE Forum

This test series gives a stage to candidates to help their GATE planning by benchmarking themselves against many genuine GATE applicants across the nation. The test consists of Numerical Answer Type Question (NATs) and Multiple Choice Questions (MCQs). This online Test Series stage causes you to create certainty by means of Full Syllabus Tests, though Section Tests check your inside and out information for each segment in GATE Syllabus. Each Online Test is planned with colossal exertion to guarantee you get the chance to unravel excellent questions.

GATE Mock Tests by GATE Forum

You can buy from here

Best GATE Books

The most effective way to prepare for an exam is to choose the best study material available. Although there are endless books available in the market, as the books are what make or break the deal. Therefore, we have curated the branch-wise list of the Best GATE Books, which will help the students ace this exam.

1. Civil Engineering

1.1 GATE 2020 – Civil Engineering (33 Years Solution) by IES Master Team

As the name suggests, the book consists of the question paper as well as the solution of the past 33 years questions that have been asked in the GATE Civil examination. This is more than sufficient to give the student an idea about what kind of questions are asked in the GATE exam. By the end of studying from this book, you will be thorough with the complete syllabus as well as the paper pattern of the exam. The book is written in a very simple and easy to read manner. Many students have claimed this book as a “must-have” for every GATE aspirant. This book is priced at INR 850.

You can buy this book here.

1.2 A Handbook for Civil Engineering Paperback by ME Editorial Board

This is a bible for civil engineers who will be appearing in the GATE examination. Coming from the reputed house of Made Easy, this book is a complete guide for GATE Civil Engineering exam. It consists of all important formulae and theory concepts which are required for the exam. This is an all-inclusive book, and you don’t need to purchase any other book if you have this one. This book is a great option for students who want to revise the syllabus for the exam. The book is straightforward and easy to understand. This book is priced at INR 244.

You can buy this book here.

2. Electrical Engineering

2.1 A Handbook for Electrical Engineering by ME Team

This book provides the zest of Electrical Engineering in a very brief manner so that the students can revise the formulae and important topics which are necessary to clear the exam. This book covers all the segments of the exam and all the topics covered in the book are presented in a very simple and easy to understand manner. This book is great for students who want to do a thorough revision and need solid guidance before the exam. This is a huge 692-page book and is priced at INR 283 for the paperback version.

You can buy this book here.

2.2 GATE 2020 – 28 Years’ Chapterwise Solved Papers by GKP

As the name suggests, this book consists of the question papers as well as the solutions of all the papers that appeared in the GATE electrical examination since the past 28 years. This book will help the students understand the exam pattern and syllabus of the GATE exam. This book consists of papers from the year 1992 to the year 2019. With a detailed solution for every question and insights into each one of them, the students will be better able to prepare efficiently for the exam. The candidates can buy this book at the price of INR 372 for the paperback edition.

You can buy this book here.

3. Electronics & Communication Engineering

3.1 A Handbook for Electronics Engineering by Made Easy Editorial Board

This book consists of all the formulae and important topics which are included in the GATE ECE syllabus. It helps the students in doing a very comprehensive preparation where no part of the syllabus is left unprepared. The specific presentation of the book will help the students grasp all the concepts very easily. It also consists of special notes with every topic which emphasizes the concepts and aids the students in understanding it in a short time. Some quick tricks have also been introduced to save the students’ time. This book is priced at INR 250.

You can buy this book here.

3.2 Wiley Acing the GATE: Electronics and Communication Engineering by Nakul Maini Anil K. Maini, Varsha Agrawal

This book is written by eminent authors with excellent credentials. It provides a systematic approach towards completing the entire syllabus of the exam at both macro and micro levels. It works on building the problem-solving capacity of the students by providing numerous solved and unsolved questions in the book. These questions cover all the topics of the syllabus and are organized according to their difficulty level so that the students can scale up their preparation as they go through the book. This book is priced at INR 752 for the paperback edition and INR 416 for the Kindle Edition.

You can buy this book here.

Check Complete list of GATE Books Check Here

GATE Selection Process

IIT Bombay will conduct GATE Examination 2021 for enrolling students in the M.tech/PhD programs offered by top IITs. There are certain steps of phases that a candidate must qualify in order to clear the GATE exam. In this article, you will get complete information about GATE selection process.

  • On this basis of your result or scorecard, the authority will allot you the admission in M.Tech programmes offered by the top IITs.
  • Once the exam will be concluded, the scored will be converted to a normalized GATE Score.
  • Institutes will be allotted to the candidates for admission through Normalized GATE marks only or Normalized GATE marks and Interview/Written Test.

IITs Admission Procedure

IITs will conduct GATE Counselling through GOAPS. Candidates have to register to GOAPS and respective IIT for the admission in the M.Tech program. The GOAPS will offer the admission on the basis of GATE Score. The registration for admission in IITs will start after the result declaration or before that.

NITs, IIITs & GFTIs Admission Procedure

NITs, IIITs & GFTIs will conduct the GATE Counselling through Centralised Counselling for M.Tech (CCMT) for the admission. The application forms for the admission of NITs, IIITs and GFTIs will be available for the candidates in the month of March/April. Candidates have to fill the choices of their colleges and courses in the application form.

GATE Preparation Tips

GATE is one of the most competitive examinations that needs complete focus and a good understanding of basic concepts. In order to clear the exam, the candidates must have a very thorough preparation. In this article, you will get the best preparation tips for GATE Exam preparation.

  • Identify and improve on your weak areas.
  • Get a personalized improvement plan & track your progress.
  • Collect previous question papers and solve them.
  • While solving the problems, students must have a balance between speed & accuracy.
  • Get a list of probable colleges based on current preparation level.
  • Check the past year papers and exam analysis.
  • Make Short Notes while you study because it will be helpful during revision.
  • Write down Formulae that you find difficult to remember so that they are handy for revision.
  • Keep the solved problems and notes separately indexed so that you can refresh and revise later when required.
  • Create your own plan as you know best what works for you.
  • Take nutritious diet.
  • Eat fresh vegetables and fruits.
  • Avoid junk food.
  • GATE Exam is not based on completing the syllabus for preparation; it is based upon completing and understanding the basic concepts.
  • If you found a problem that is taking too much time, then you need to move forward to a new solution.
  • Candidates need to keep a balance between speed & accuracy.
  • Candidates need to divide their preparation time according to the topics/section they need to prepare like aptitude, fundamentals, attitude, concentration level etc.
  • Always try to track your own performance that how you are prepared for the examination.

GATE Helpline

For any kind of query candidates can contact with below details:

Zone Contact Address Phone Number email Id
1 Chairman, GATE
Indian Institute of Science,
Bengaluru 560 012
080-22932392
080-23601227
gate@gate.iisc.ac.in
2 Chairman, GATE
Indian Institute of Technology Bombay,
Powai, Mumbai 400 076
022-25767068 gateoffice@iitb.ac.in
3 Chairman, GATE
Indian Institute of Technology Delhi,
Hauz Khas, New Delhi 110 016
011-26591750
011-26596137
011-26591749
chrgate@admin.iitd.ac.in
4 Chairman, GATE
Indian Institute of Technology Guwahati,
Guwahati 781 039
0361-2582751
0361-2582755
gate@iitg.ac.in
5 Chairman, GATE
Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur,
Kanpur 208 016
0512-2597412 gate@iitk.ac.in
6 Chairman, GATE
Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur,
Kharagpur 721 302
03222-282091
03222-282095
gate@adm.iitkgp.ac.in
7 Chairman, GATE
Indian Institute of Technology Madras,
Chennai 600 036
044-22578200 gate@iitm.ac.in
8 Chairman, GATE
Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee,
Roorkee 247 667
01332-284531 gate@iitr.ac.in

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