About GATE 2021

GATE is an online national level examination conducted for Master of Engineering (ME), Masters in Technology (MTech) and direct PhD admissions to Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs), National Institutes of Technology (NITs), Indian Institutes of Information Technology (IIITs) and other institutes/universities across India. The exam is jointly conducted by IIT Bombay, IIT Delhi, IIT Guwahati, IIT Kanpur, IIT Kharagpur, IIT Madras, IIT Roorkee and Indian Institute for Science, Bangalore (IISC Bangalore), on a rotational basis on behalf of the National Coordination Board (NCB - GATE), Department of Higher Education, Ministry of Human Resource & Development (MHRD), Government of India.


GATE 2021 HIGHLIGHTS

EventsDates Salient Features
Official website live16-Jul-20IIT Bombay to conduct GATE 2021 Exam
Application form availability11-Sep-2020Registration to be done online only.
No change in the Registration fee.
Rs 500 additional fees to be paid by candidates who missed the deadline.
Last date to fill the application30-Sep-2020Candidates must complete their registrations before the last date as, without it, they will not be allowed to appear in the exam
Last date to register with late fee7-Oct-2020Candidates could register for the GATE 2021 by paying Rs 500 in addition to the application fee.
Application form correction window13-Nov-2020Candidates can correct their details and change their image/signature.
An additional fee will be applicable.
Application correction window for specific sections13-Nov-2020Candidates can correct details like exam city, paper, category, and gender in the submitted application form.
Admit card download8-Jan-2020Download the admit card from GATE official website. It is an essential document and will be required until the admission process
Exam day5-Feb-2021 to 7-Feb-2021 and 12-Feb-2021 to 14-Feb-2021The exam will be conducted in the morning and afternoon slots.
Result announcement22-Mar-2021Download GATE scorecard from its official website

GATE 2021 Eligibility


Qualifying DegreeQualifying Degree/Examination
BE/ BTech/ BPharmBachelor’s degree holders in Engineering/ Technology (4 years after 10+2 or 3 years after B.Sc./ Diploma in Engineering/ Technology)
BArchBachelor’s degree of Architecture (5- year course) / Naval Architecture (4- year course) / Planning (4- year course)
BSc (Research)/BSBachelor’s degree in Science (Post-Diploma/ 4 years after 10+2)
Pharm D (after 10+2)6-year degree programme, consisting of internship or residency training, during third year onwards
MBBSDegree holders of M.B.B.S. and those who are in the fifth/ sixth/ seventh semester or higher semester of such programme.
MSc/MA/MCA or equivalentMaster’s degree in any branch of Science/ Mathematics/ Statistics/ Computer Applications or equivalent
Int ME/ MTech (Post-BSc)Post-BSc Integrated Master’s degree programmes in Engineering/ Technology (4-year programme)
Int ME/ MTech or Dual Degree (after Diploma or 10+2)Integrated Master’s degree programme or Dual Degree program in Engineering/ Technology (5-year program)
BSc/BA/ BComBachelor degree in any branch of Science/ Arts/ Commerce (3-year programme)
Int MSc/ Int BS-MSIntegrated MSc or 5-year integrated BS-MS programme
Professional Society Examinations*(equivalent to BE/ BTech/ BArch)B.E./ B.Tech./ B.Arch. equivalent examinations of Professional Societies, recognised by MHRD/ UPSC/ AICTE (e.g., AMIE by Institution of Engineers-India, AMICE by the Institute of Civil Engineers-India and so on)

Documents Required for Exam


Candidates are required to carry One photo Id proof for candidate identity verification. Documents at the time of registration:

  • Aadhaar Card
  • Driving License
  • PAN Card
  • Voter’s Identity Card
  • College Identity Card
  • Passport

GATE 2021 Exam Pattern

ParticularsDetails
Examination ModeComputer Based Test (CBT)
Duration3 Hours
Number of Subjects (Papers)27
SectionsGeneral Aptitude (GA) + Candidate’s Selected Subject
Type of QuestionsMultiple Choice Questions (MCQ)
Multiple Select Questions (MSQ)
Numerical Answer Type (NAT) Questions
Questions test these abilitiesRecall
Comprehension
Application
Analysis and Synthesis
Number of Questions10 (GA) + 55 (subject) = 65 Questions
Distribution of Marks in all Papers EXCEPT papers AR, CY, EY, GG, MA, PH, XH and XLGeneral Aptitude: 15 Marks + Engineering Mathematics: 13 Marks + Subject Questions: 72 Marks = Total: 100 Marks
Distribution of Marks in papers AR, CY, EY, GG, MA, PH, XH and XLGeneral Aptitude: 15 Marks + Subject Questions: 85 Marks = Total: 100 Marks
Marking SchemeAll of the questions will be of 1 mark or 2 marks

Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering(GATE 2021) Syllabus

General Aptitude Syllabus (Common for all papers)Verbal Ability
Numerical Ability
Biomedical Engineering Syllabus (new entrant)Engineering Mathematics
Electrical Circuits
Analog and Digital Electronics
Signals and Systems
Measurement and Digital Electronics
Sensors and Bioinstrumentations
Medical Imaging System
Biomaterials
Human Anatomy and Physiology
Biomechanics
Aerospace Engineering SyllabusFourier Series
Laplace Transforms
Numerical methods for linear and nonlinear algebraic equations
Numerical integration and differentiation
Dynamic stability
Euler angle
Equations of motion
Aerodynamic forces and moments, stability & control derivatives
Decoupling of longitudinal and lateral-directional dynamics
Longitudinal modes; lateral-directional modes
Orbit transfer
In-plane and out-of-plane
Elementary ideas of viscous flows including boundary layers
Wind Tunnel Testing
Measurement and visualization techniques
Vibration of beams
Theory of elasticity
Equilibrium and compatibility equations
Airy’s stress function
Agriculture Engineering SyllabusEngineering Mathematics
Farm Machinery
Farm Power
Soil and Water Conservation Engineering
Irrigation and Drainage Engineering
Agricultural Processing Engineering
Dairy and Food Engineering
Architecture & Planning SyllabusArchitecture and Design
Building Materials, Construction and Management
Building and Structures
Environmental Planning and Design
Urban Design
Urban Planning and Housing
Planning Techniques and Management
Services, Infrastructure and Transportation
Biotechnology SyllabusEngineering Mathematics
General Biotechnology
Recombinant DNA Technology
Plant and Animal Biotechnology
Bioprocess Engineering and Process Biotechnology
Civil Engineering SyllabusEngineering Mathematics
Structural Engineering
Geotechnical Engineering
Water Resources Engineering
Environmental Engineering
Transportation Engineering
Geomatics Engineering
Chemical Engineering SyllabusEngineering Mathematics
Process Calculations and Thermodynamics
Fluid Mechanics and Mechanical Operations
Heat Transfer
Mass Transfer
Chemical Reaction Engineering
Instrumentation and Process Control
Plant Design and Economics
Chemical Technology
Computer Science and Information Technology SyllabusEngineering Mathematics
Digital Logic
Computer Organization and Architecture
Programming and Data Structures
Algorithms
Theory of Computation
Compiler Design
Operating System
Databases
Computer Networks
Chemistry SyllabusPhysical Chemistry
Organic Chemistry
Inorganic Chemistry
Electronics and Communication Engineering SyllabusEngineering Mathematics
Networks, Signals and Systems
Electronic Devices
Analog Circuits
Digital Circuits
Control System
Communication
Electromagnetics
Electrical Engineering SyllabusEngineering Mathematics
Electrical Circuits
Electromagnetic Fields
Signals and Systems
Electrical Machines
Power Systems
Control Systems
Electrical and Electronic Measurements
Analog and Digital Electronics
Power Electronics
Ecology and Evolution SyllabusEcology
Evolution
Mathematics and Quantitative Ecology
Behavioral Ecology
Geology And Geophysics SyllabusGeology
Geophysics
Mathematics SyllabusCalculus
Linear Algebra
Rear Analysis
Complex Analysis
Ordinary Differential Equations
Algebra
Functional Analysis
Numerical Analysis
Partial Differential Equations
Topology
Linear Programming
Instrumentation Engineering SyllabusEngineering Mathematics
Control Systems
Electrical Circuits
Analog and Digital Electronics
Signals and Systems
Measurements
Sensors and Industrial Instrumentation
Communication and Optical Instrumentation
Mechanical Engineering SyllabusEngineering Mathematics
Applied Mechanics and Design
Fluid Mechanics and Thermal Science
Material, Manufacturing and Industrial Engineering
Mining Engineering SyllabusEngineering Mathematics
Mine Development Surveying
Geomechanics and Ground Control
Mining Methods and Machinery
Surface Environment, Mine Ventilation and Underground Hazards
Mine Economics, Mine Planning, System Engineering
Metallurgical Engineering SyllabusEngineering Mathematics
Thermodynamics and Rate Process
Extractive Metallurgy
Physical Metallurgy
Mechanical Metallurgy
Manufacturing Process
Physics SyllabusMathematical Physics
Classical Mechanics
Electromagnetic Theory
Quantum Mechanics
Thermodynamics and Statistical Physics
Atomic and Molecular Physics
Solid State Physics and Electronics
Nuclear and Particle Physics
Production and Industrial Engineering SyllabusEngineering Mathematics
Genera Engineering
Manufacturing Processes
Quality and Reliability
Industrial Engineering
Operation Research an Operational Management
XE A (Engineering Mathematics Syllabus)Linear Algebra
Calculus
Vector Calculus
Ordinary Differential Equations
Partial Differential Equations
Complex variables
Probability and Statistics
Numerical Methods
XE B (Fluid Mechanism Syllabus)Flow and Fluid Properties
Kinematics
Integral analysis
Differential Analysis
Inviscid flows
Dimensional analysis
Internal flows
Prandtl boundary layer equations
XE C (Material Sciences Syllabus)Processing of Materials
Characterisation Techniques
Structure and Imperfections
Thermodynamics and Kinetics
Properties of Materials
Material types
Environmental Degradation
Elements of Quantum Mechanics and Mathematics
XE F (Thermodynamics Syllabus)Basic Concepts
Law of Thermodynamics
Thermodynamics Cycle
Thermodynamics Relations
Ideal Gas Mixtures
XE F (Polymer Science and Engineering Syllabus)Chemistry of high polymers
Polymer Characterization
Synthesis and properties
Polymer blends and composites
Polymer Technology
Polymer rheology
Polymer processing
Polymer testing
XE G (Food Technology Syllabus)Food Chemistry and Nutrition
Food Microbiology
Food Products Technology
Food Engineering
XL P (Chemistry Syllabus)Atomic Structure and Periodicity
Structure and Bonding
s, p and d Block Elements
Chemical Equilibria
Electrochemistry
Reaction Kinetics
Thermodynamics
Structure-Reactivity Correlations and Organic Reaction Mechanisms
XL R (Botany Syllabus)Plant Systematics
Plant Anatomy
Morphogenesis & Development
Physiology and Biochemistry
Genetics
Plant Breeding and Genetic Modification
Economic Botany
Plant Pathology
Ecology and Environment
XL S (Microbiology Syllabus)Historical Perspective
Methods in Microbiology
Microbial Taxonomy and Diversity
Prokaryotic and Eukaryotic Cells: Structure and Function
Microbial Growth
Control of Micro-organisms
Microbial Metabolism
Microbial Diseases and Host Pathogen Interaction
Chemotherapy/Antibiotics
Microbial Genetics
Microbial Ecology
XL T (Zoology Syllabus)Animal world
Genetics
Evolution
Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
Cell Biology
Gene expression in Eukaryotes
Animal Anatomy and Physiology
Parasitology and Immunology
Development Biology
Ecology
Animal Behavior

QCARE 2021 Books

GATE preparation books for ECE


You might be astonished to know that GATE ECE paper has the highest competition among all. Every year, nearly 2.5 lacs candidate appear for ECE paper. So, if you want to score some outstanding results in your ECE paper, then you should know some of the best GATE preparation books for ECE.


Name of the booksAuthor
Microelectronicsby Jacob Millman & Arvin Grabel
Elements of Power System Analysis (Int'l Ed)by William D Stevenson
Network AnalysisBy Pearson
Graph Theory with Applications to Engineering and Computer Scienceby Dover Publications Inc.
A Course in Electronic Measurements and Instrumentationby A.K. Sawhney
Modern Control Systemsby Prentice Hall India Learning Private Limited
Microprocessor Architecture, Programming and Applications with the 8085 6/eby Penram International Publishing
Electric Circuits, (Schaum's Outline Series)by McGraw Hill Education
Automatic Control Systemsby Kuo
Fundamentals of Microprocessor and Microcontrollersby B. Ram
Digital Systems Principles and Applications tenth editionby ronald J. tocci
Microelectronic Circuits: Theory And Applicationsby Adel S. Sedra , Kenneth C. Smith, et al.
Digital Logic and Computer Designby Mano
ELECTRONIC CIRCUITS: DISCRETE AND INTEGRATEDby Donald Schilling, Charles Belove, et al.
Millman's Integrated Electronics - Analog and Digital Circuit and Systemsby Jacob Millman, Christos Halkias, et al.
Electric Machinesby P. S. Bimbhra
Parker Smith's 500 Solutions of Problems in Electrical Engg.by S. Parker and Natesan
Hughes Electrical & Electronic Technologyby Edward Hughes, Mr Ian McKenzie Smith, et al.
Electrical Power Systemby C L Wadhwa
Modern Power System Analysisby D.P. Kothari and I Nagrath
THE PERFORMANCE AND DESIGN OF ALTERNATING CURRENT MACHINESby SAY M.G.
OP-AMPS & LINEAR INTEGRATED CIRCUITby RAM Gayakwad

GATE preparation books for Computer Science


In this technology-driven era, computer science has become a popular choice for tech geeks and code lovers. If you want to score well in this subject, then you should know some of the good GATE preparation books for computer science.

Name of the booksAuthor
Introduction to Algorithmsby Thomas H. Cormen, Charles E. Leiserson, et al.
Operating System Conceptsby Silberschatz, Galvin, et al.
Computer NetworksBy Andrew S Tanenbaum
Digital Logic and Computer Designby Mano
Software Engineering: A Practitioner’s Approachby Bruce R. Maxim and Roger S. Pressman
Database System conceptsby Abraham Silberschatz,Henry F.Korth,S.Sudarshan
Computer Organizationby HAMACHER

GATE preparation books for Mechanical Engineering


This stream also getting popular among the aspirants who want to make a dazzling career in this field. Some of the popular and best GATE preparation books for mechanical engineering are,


Name of the booksAuthor
Thermodynamics: An Engineering Approachby McGraw-Hill Education (ISE Editions)
Design of Machine Elementsby V B Bhandari
Internal Combustion Enginesby V Ganesan
Heat and Mass Transferby P Nag
A Textbook of Fluid Mechanics and Hydraulic Machinesby R.K. Bansal
Engineering Mechanicsby S S Bhavikatti
Refrigeration and Air Conditioningby C P Arora
Mechanical vibration by g k grover
Material Science and Metallurgyby Jindal

GATE 2021 Exam Centers

Zonal GATE OfficeTentative Examination Cities/Towns*
IISc Bangalore
Bengaluru - 560 012
Ananthapuramu
Angamaly
Bagalkot
Belagavi (Belgaum)
Ballari (Bellary)
Bengaluru South
Bengaluru North
Bidar
Davanagere
Kalaburagi (Gulbarga)
Hassan
Hubballi (Hubli)
Hyderabad
Kannur
Kasaragod
Kolar
Kozhikode
Kurnool
Malappuram
Mangaluru
Manipal
Mysuru (Mysore)
Palakkad
Payyanur
PortBlair
Shivamogga (Shimoga)
Thrissur
Tumakuru
Vatakara
IIT Bombay,
Powai, Mumbai - 400 076
Website:http:/gate.iitb.ac.in/
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IIT Delhi, HauzKhas,
New Delhi – 110 016
Ajmer
Alwar
Bahadurgarh
Rohtak
Bikaner
Faridabad-Palwal
Greater NOIDA
Gurugram
Hisar
Indore
Jaipur
Jammu
Jodhpur
Karnal
Kota
Mathura
New Delhi
Samba
Sikar
Udaipur-Chittorgarh
Ujjain
IIT Guwahati
Guwahati – 781 039
Agartala
Arrah
Asansol
Bihar Sharif
Dhanbad
Dibrugarh
Durgapur
Gangtok
Gaya
Guwahati
Imphal
Itanagar
Jorhat
Kalyani
Muzaffarpur
Patna
Purnea
Shillong
Silchar
Siliguri
Tezpur
IIT Kanpur
Kanpur – 208 016
Agra
Aligarh
Allahabad
Bareilly
Bhopal
Gorakhpur
Gwalior
Jabalpur
Kanpur
Lucknow
Varanasi
IIT Kharagpur
Kharagpur – 721 302
Balasore
Berhampur (Odisha)
Bhilai
Bhimavaram
Bhubaneswar
Bilaspur (CG)
Cuttack
Eluru
Hooghly
Jamshedpur
Kakinada (AP)
Kharagpur
Kolkata
Raipur
Rajamahendravaram (Rajahmundry)
Ranchi
Rourkela
Sambalpur
Srikakulam-Vizianagaram
Tadepalligudem
Vijayawada
Visakhapatnam
IIT Madras
Chennai – 600 036
Alappuzha
Aluva
Attingal
Bapatla – Chirala
Chengannur
Chennai North
Chennai South
Chittoor
Coimbatore
Cuddalore
Dindigul
Ernakulam
Erode-Thiruchengode
Gudur
Guntur
Idukki
Kadapa
Kanjirapally
Kanyakumari-Nagercoil
Karimnagar
Karur
Khammam
Kollam
Kothamangalam
Kottayam
Madurai
Muvattupuzha
Nalgonda
Namakkal
Nedumangad
Nellore
Ongole
Pala
Puducherry
Punalur
Salem
Thanjavur
Thiruvananthapuram
Thiruvannamalai
Tiruchirapalli
Tirunelveli
Tirupati
Tuticorin
Vellore
Villupuram
Virudhunagar
Warangal
IIT Roorkee
Roorkee – 247 667
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International GATE,
IIT Madras
Addis Ababa (Ethiopia)
Colombo (Sri Lanka)
Dhaka (Bangladesh)
Dubai (UAE)
Kathmandu (Nepal)
Singapore