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Decoding Exam Pattern & Composition of GATE 2021 as Registration Portal opens on 14 Sept

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New Delhi, 07 August 2020: The application registration portal of Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering (GATE) 2021 will start from 14 September 2020. The closing date of regular online registration/ application portal is 30 September 2020.  The end of extended period for online Registration / application (with late fee) is Wednesday 7 October 2020.

IIT Bombay, the organizing institute of GATE 2021, has today released Information Brochure of the Test. The dates for the GATE-2021 examination have been spread out over a longer duration as 5th, 6th, 7th, 12th, 13th and 14th February 2021. The results of the test will be released on 22 March 2021.

As per Information Brochure of GATE 2021, the Examination Mode will be Computer Based Test (CBT). The duration of test will be Three Hours. Here, SkillOutlook presents the Key Points of Exam Pattern and Composition of GATE 2021.

The total number of papers or subjects in GATE 2021 is 27. The total marks of the Three -Hour Test is 100. There will be two sections in each paper or subject of the test: General Aptitude (GA) (15 Marks)  and Candidate’s Selected Subject (85 Marks).

The total number of Questions are 65: 10 (General Aptitude) + 55 (subject).

Type of Questions:        

Multiple Choice Questions (MCQ)

Multiple Select Questions (MSQ) and/or

Numerical Answer Type (NAT) Questions

Marks Distribution:

In all the papers, there will be a total of 65 questions carrying 100 marks, out of which 10 questions carrying a total of 15 marks will be on General Aptitude (GA), which is intended to test typically the Language and Analytical Skills.

In all papers, GA questions carry a total of 15 marks. The GA section includes 5 questions GATE 2021 carrying 1-mark each (sub-total 5 marks) and 5 questions carrying 2-marks each (sub-total 10 marks).

Detailed Marking Scheme
Paper Code General Aptitude  Marks Subject Marks Total  Marks
AE, AR, AG, BT, CE, CH, CS, CY, EC, EE, ES, EY, IN, MA, ME, MN,  MT, PE, PH, PI, TF, ST and BM 15 85 100
GG [Part A + Part B (Section 1 Geology OR Section 2 Geophysics)] 15 25+60 100
XE (Section A + Any TWO Sections ) 15 15+(2*35) 100
XH (Section B1 + Any ONE Section) 15 25+(1+60) 100
XL (Section P + Any TWO Sections ) 15 25+(2*30) 100

In the papers bearing the codes AE, AG, BM, BT, CE, CH, CS, EC, EE, ES, IN, ME, MN, MT, PE, PI, TF and XE, the Engineering Mathematics will carry around 15% of the total marks, the General Aptitude section will carry 15% of the total marks and the remaining around 70% of the total marks is devoted to the subject of the paper.

In the papers bearing the codes AR, CY, EY, GG, MA, PH, ST, XH and XL, the General Aptitude section will carry 15% of the total marks and the remaining 85% of the total marks is devoted to the subject of the paper.

GATE Score: After the evaluation of the answers, the actual (raw) marks obtained by a candidate will be considered for computing the GATE Score. For multi-session papers (subjects), raw marks obtained by the candidates in different sessions will be converted to Normalized marks for that particular subject. Thus, raw marks (for single session papers) or normalized marks (for multi-session papers) will be used for computing the GATE Score, based on the qualifying marks.

Results: GATE 2021 results will be announced on 22nd March 2021 and will be available on the GOAPS Website. GATE 2021 score is valid for three years from the date of announcement of the results.

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