From September 14, the online applications for the Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering (GATE) 2021 will begin and the process will be close on September 30. With a payment of late fee the candidates can apply till October 7. This year, IIT-Bombay is responsible for conducting exam and interested students can apply at gate.iitb.ac.in.
A hike in fess has been announced by the IITs for MTech courses in order to discourage the candidates who are non-serious. Later, the decision was rolled back. A huge drop ratio was cited from Mtech as students choose government jobs. the GATE 2021 might also be affected because of this.
For candidates appearing in the GATE 2020, there has been a change in the exam format and revision in the syllabus. The examination will be based on a computer format. Total 27 subjects will be included this year. This year two new subjects has been introduced environmental science and engineering and humanities and social science. Students can opt for economics, English, linguistics, philosophy, psychology, and sociology exams in humanities and social science.
There is no upper age limit for appearing for GATE, the eligibility criteria has also been relaxed. From this year onwards, students studying in the third year of an undergraduate degree or having completed a three-year degree can also fill the form for examination. One of the main reasons behind this can be most humanities courses are of three-year whereas engineering degree is for four-year.
As per the official notice, the exam would be held from February 5-7 and the February 12-15 and the result shall be announced on March 21. Adding on to more information, the official notice read that because of COVID-19 situation international travel restrictions, there are chances that the examinations at the International Centres may be dropped, if situation does not turns out to be supportive by end of November 2020”.