IIT Bombay on Tuesday had stretched the last date for registration for the Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering (GATE) examination 2021. To appear for the national level exam, applicants can now complete the registration process until the 7th of October 2021. Eligible candidates must register for the GATE 2021 exam by visiting appsgate.iitb.ac.in the official website.
The application will be accepted until Wednesday, October 7, 2020, without any additional fee i.e. with the regular fee. The extension of the last date of enrollment for GATE 2021 is done based on several requests received from applicants. The organizing institute for the GATE 2021 examination is IIT Bombay.
GATE is compulsory for getting admission to Master’s programs and direct Doctoral programs in Engineering/ Technology/ Architecture and doctoral programs in relevant branches of Arts and Science. In the past, several Public Sector Undertakings (PSUs) have used GATE scores to shortlist the candidates for employment.
Significant Changes in GATE 2021
Two additional papers are being introduced in GATE 2021;
- Environmental Science & Engineering (ES)
- Humanities & Social Sciences (XH)
Eligibility for GATE 2021 has also been eased. Students in the third or higher year of their undergraduate degree programs are also eligible to appear for the exam.
Furthermore, due to Covid-19 affiliated International travel restrictions, GATE 2021 examination at the International centers may be dropped, if the situation is not conducive by end of November 2020. Also, the schedule of the GATE 2021 examination is subject to change based on the Covid-19 situation.