The Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Bombay has released the cut-off or qualified marks required for each paper held under Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering (GATE) 2021 at its official website, gate.iitb.ac.in. The overall highest marks have been reported for CE at 95.56 out of 100. The lowest pass percentage has been recorded for ST paper in which only 8.42 per cent of candidates qualified.Check subject-wise details here -
The overall pass percentage for the exam reached 17.82 per cent. The percentage of qualified candidates in individual papers varies from 8.42 per cent to 29.54 per cent. Out of the total qualified candidates of GATE 2021, as many as 98,732 are male and 28,081 are female candidates.
The official GATE 2021 Scorecard can be downloaded from the GOAPS portal between March 30 to June 30, 2021. Candidates will be able to do check their detailed individual scores once, the scorecard window opens. GATE scores will be valid for three years. Based on the GATE score, candidates can seek admission to MTech courses as well as jobs at PSUs.
Based on the GATE score, candidates can seek admission to MTech courses across IITs, IISc, and several other institutes. GATE score is also applicable for recruitment to PSUs. GATE score will be valid for three years.
Those who qualify for GATE can also avail financial assistance in terms of scholarships and assistantships. Candidates must first secure admission to a programme in one of the central government-supported institutes, by a procedure that could vary from institute to institute. For selection, a minimum of 70 per cent weightage will be given to the performance in GATE and the remaining will be given to the candidate’s performance in test/interview and/or academic record.
GATE 2021 was held on February 5, 6, 7, 12, 13, and 14. This year several changes were introduced in the exam including adding two new exams namely environmental science and engineering, and humanities and social sciences. The syllabi of all the subjects were revised this year. The paper pattern too was changed to add multiple select-type questions. Those in the third year onwards were also allowed to appear for the exam. GATE was also extended from being just for engineering students to allowing commerce and arts stream students to appear for the entrance.