Indian Institute of Technology Bombay, or IIT Bombay, has released the brochure of GATE 2021 exam on August 7 at the official website gate.iitb.ac.in.
Various changes in the new brochure of Gate 2021 exam pattern have been observed, such as- addition and removal of some exam cities. Earlier, changes regarding the eligibility criteria relaxation and addition of exam papers of GATE 2021 have been announced.
Changes in exam pattern
In GATE 2021, the aspirants will have to additionally answer Multiple Select Questions. This third type of questions has been added to the pattern where previously only Multiple Choice Questions (MCQs) and Numerical Answer Type Questions (NATs) existed. The division of marks will be as follows:
Subject Questions – 72 Marks
General Aptitude – 15 Marks
Engineering Mathematics – 13 Marks
A few exam cities have been added for GATE 2021- Jhansi (IIT Kanpur), Dhenkanal (IIT Kharagpur), Chandrapur (IIT Bombay) and Muzzaffarnagar (IIT Roorkee). Whereas, Pala (IIT Madras) has been removed from the list. There is a total of 195 Indian exam cities and 5 abroad. However, there are chances of international cities being dropped due to COVID-19 pandemic.
GATE 2021 will be held from February 5 to 7 and 12 to 14 as a computer-based test. Registrations for GATE 2021 will start from September 14, 2020. GATE scores are used by students for M.Tech admissions and PSU recruitment.