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GATE 2021: What and How to Prepare?


Know more: GATE (Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering) is conducted at the national level in India. It is conducted jointly by Bangalore’s Institute of Science and seven Institutes of Technology (IITs) at Delhi, Roorkee, Mumbai, Kanpur, Guwahati, Kharagpur, and Madras.


Objective of GATE: Candidates seeking admission or financial assistance in PG programs need to qualify in the GATE examination. Qualification of the GATE offers an opportunity to get financial aid with the Ministry of Education or other Scholarships and Assistantships. GATE results are used by Public Sector Undertakings (PSU) for recruitment and also by universities in India and abroad. PSU companies use GATE results to provide jobs in BSNL, BHEL, DRDO, HPCL, and more.


How is it conducted? GATE 2021 is computer-based for a duration of 3 hours. It offers 27 subjects, and candidates have to attempt 65 objective-type questions such as Multiple Select Questions (MSQ), Multiple Choice Questions (MCQ), and Numerical Answer Type (NAT) questions, which carries 1 or 2 marks each. There is no negative marking for Multiple Select Questions.


Type of questions:

  • MCQ (multiple choice questions) objective ones, it will have 4 choices, out of which only one is correct.

  • Questions will have 4 options, of which one or more are correct answers.

  • NAT questions will have real number answers, which the candidate will enter with the virtual numeric keypad displayed on the monitor.

  • The paper will have General Aptitude (GA) section along with the candidate’s selected subject.

About the exam:

  • The admit card is already available from 8th January 2021.

  • The exam is scheduled for 6th, 7th, 13th, and 14th February 2021.

  • It will take place twice in one day – 9:30 am to 12:30 pm and 3 pm to 6 pm.

  • Candidates can attempt the mock test offered by the zonal officials on 5th and 12th February 2021.

  • The results will be announced on 22nd March 2021 in the Online Application Portal.

Eligibility: There is no age limit for attempting the GATE examination. Candidates should be either studying currently in the 3rd year of UG programs or higher, or any other government-approved program in Arts, Science, Engineering, Architecture, or Technology. Students completing the final year of a Master’s degree can also participate in the examination.


How to prepare? Questions in the paper are based on Recall, Application, Comprehension, and Analysis, and Synthesis. The questions can be classified into:

  • General Aptitude Questions for 15 marks

  • Engineering Mathematics Questions for 13-15 marks

  • Core Questions from candidate’s selected subject for 70-72 marks.

Quick Tips:

  • Candidates should be thoroughly prepared with the syllabus.

  • The syllabus covers different Engineering topics, which will help for ongoing engineering semester examinations.

  • Candidates should check their Subject-wise and Topic-wise syllabus.

  • Know the exam pattern.

  • Practice previous years’ question papers and learn to manage time

  • Start as early as possible

  • Maintain a study plan

  • Focus more on topics having more weightage

  • Find out weak and strong areas and prepare accordingly.

  • Collect the right study materials and books

  • Revise, revise, revise

Eunoia Mentors wishes you good luck!

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