Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay has announced the dates for Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering (GATE) 2021. As per reports, the engineering exam will be held between February 5 to 7 and February 12 to 13 next year. However, this year as per the new eligibility criteria due to COVID-19, students from the undergraduate programmes in the third year would also be eligible to apply for GATE 2021.
In other changes, GATE 2021 is reported to introduce two additional subjects. Further, the eligibility criteria would be relaxed in view of the challenges amid the pandemic.
As per reports, these arrangements are to be handled by a team headed by Professors Deepankar Choudhury, Upendra Bhandarkar and Mohd. Aslam of IIT Bombay. Moreover, with two new subjects — Environmental Science and Engineering, or ES, and Humanities and Social Science, or XS, the subject count will now be 27.
In a statement issued by IIT Bombay, Professor Subhasis Chaudhuri, Director, said that he was delighted at the creation of much needed new career opportunities for those in the Humanities and Social Sciences area.
According to reports, de added that the move may serve as one single standardised criterion for admission to various masters and doctoral programs in various IITs and other universities in India. Further appreciating the new initiatives of the GATE-2021 committee, the IIT Bombay Director said that for PSUs wanting to hire candidates with Humanities background, this new exam paper in GATE will prove to be a great enabler.
GATE-JAM office conducts GATE and JAM examinations for admission to post graduate programmes.
The Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering (GATE) is an all-India examination conducted in eight zones across the country jointly by Indian Institute of Science (IISc), Bangalore and seven Indian Institutes of Technology (at Bombay, Delhi, Guwahati, Kanpur, Kharagpur, Madras & Roorkee) on behalf of the National Coordinating Board (NCB), Ministry of Human Resources Development (MHRD), Government of India. Admission to post graduate programmes with MHRD and some other government scholarship/ assistantship at engineering colleges/ institutes in the country are open to those who qualify through GATE.
The Joint Admission Test for M.Sc. (JAM) is an all-India examination conducted in eight zones across the country jointly by Indian Institute of Science (IISc), Bangalore and seven Indian Institutes of Technology (at Bombay, Delhi, Guwahati, Kanpur, Kharagpur, Madras & Roorkee) on behalf of Ministry of Human Resources Development (MHRD), Government of India. JAM is for admission to M.Sc. (Two year), Joint M.Sc.- Ph.D., Dual Degree and other post-bachelor degree programmes in Science at IISc and IITs.
|Question Papers||Question Papers|
|AE: Aerospace Engineering||IN: Instrumentation Engineering|
|AG: Agricultural Engineering||MA: Mathematics|
|AR: Architecture and Planning||ME: Mechanical Engineering|
|BM: Biomedical Engineering||MN: Mining Engineering|
|BT: Biotechnology||MT: Metallurgical Engineering|
|CE: Civil Engineering||PE: Petrolium Engineering|
|CH: Chemical Engineering||PH: Physics|
|CS: Computer Sc. and Information Technology||PI: Production and Industrial Engineering|
|CY: Chemistry||ST: Statistics|
|EC: Electronics and Communication Engg.||TF: Textile Engineering and Fibre Science|
|EE: Electrical Engineering||XE: Engineering Sciences|
|EY: Ecology and Evolution||XL: Life Sciences|
|GG: Geology and Geophysics|
|Question Papers||Question Papers|
|BT: Biotechnology||MA: Mathematics|
|CY: Chemistry||MS: Mathematical Statistics|
|GG: Geology||PH: Physics|