GATE 2021: Candidates performance is connected to difficulty level of papers: Report

The GATE 2021 norms permit more applicants to appear for the entrance exam but that does not transpose into well-qualified candidates.

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Team Careers360 | Apr 1, 2021 - 11:08 a.m. IST
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New Delhi: The total GATE 2021 qualifiers dropped to 17.8% as compared to the previous year’s 18.8% despite flexibility in norms, according to the Time of India report. GATE 2021 exam was conducted by the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Bombay on February 6, 7, 13 & 14. GATE 2021 exam has two new subjects include Humanities and Social Science (XH) and Environmental Science and Engineering (ES) making it a total of 27 GATE papers. As per revised GATE 2021 eligibility criteria, candidates in their third year of a UG degree were also eligible to apply.

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Deepankar Choudhury, GATE 2021 organising chairperson and institute chair professor, IIT-Bombay said to The Times of India, “The flexibility in norms which allows a huge number of aspirants to appear for the exam does not translate into more exam-ready and high-quality candidates. An increase in the total number of aspirants does not necessarily increase the percentage of qualifiers.”

GATE 2021 result statistics

Particulars

2021

2020

Total number of applicants

9,13,275

8,58,890

Appeared candidates

7,11,542

6,85,088

Qualified candidates

1,26,813 (Male: 98,732 & Female: 28,081)

1,28,797

Percentage of qualified candidates

17.82%


18.8%

GATE 2021: Advantage for third-year qualifiers

The report stated that the third-year students who qualified GATE 2021 exam can use their score next year on completion of their UG degrees since the validity of their score is for three years, i.e., till March 2024.

“There are around 10.6 % candidates from the 3rd year who qualified the exam. If the third-year part is omitted, the percentage of non-third-year candidates qualifying the exam has increased. Therefore, the percentage of qualifiers in 2021 was increased to above 20%,” he added.

The COVID-19 pandemic has not impacted the candidate’s performance and even the attendance numbers were the same as compared to previous years. “COVID-19 also made some students engage in self-study, while there were others who had faced a shortage of financial and digital resources that may have impacted their scores,” he further said, as per the TOI report.

GATE 2021 Toppers

Check the exam toppers with their GATE 2021 score below,

Name

Paper Code

GATE Score

Marks out of 100

AIR

NILADRI PAHARI

AE

1000

84

1

UDDESH SAHU

AG

1000

61.33

1

SHUBHAM GUPTA

AR

1000

79.67

1

PAAVAN HARISH GOUNIYAL

BM

1000

64

1

INDERMEET SINGH BAKSHI

BT

1000

75.33

1

AMIT SHARMA

CE

1000

95.56

1

DHRUVALKUMAR THAKKAR

CH

1000

89.67

1

JAYDEEP VASUDEV PAWAR

CS

1000

87.81

1

SIMRAN

CY

996

91.33

1

SIDDHARTH SABHARWAL

EC

1000

82

1

AAKASH DHILL

EE

974

85.33

1

AMIT GUPTA

EE

974

85.33

1

SAMARTHYA TOMAR

ES

966

88

1

JOSE MATHEW

EY

1000

78

1

SAMBIT PARIDA

GG

(Geology)

945

72.67

1

RAJU KUMAR

GG

(Geophysics)

1000

68.67

1

PRATIK PRAKASH SHINDE

IN

933

79

1

HIMANSHU VERMA

IN

933

79

1

AGNIV BANDYOPADHYAY

MA

1000

68.33

1

SUYASH SHARMA

ME

979

93.22

1

SHIVAM KISHORE

MN

1000

77.67

1

D LAXMAN RAO

MT

923

87.67

1

B VINITH

MT

923

87.67

1

AYUSHKUMAR SATISHKUMAR PATEL

PE

954

90.67

1

SOURAV DUARI

PH

1000

69.67

1

GANESH KUMAR ADIGAUR

PI

939

83.67

1

NILADRI KAL

ST

1000

51.67

1

ASHWINI SAHADEO KANEKAR

TF

945

79.67

1

TANISHQ AWASTHI

TF

945

79.67

1

VARUN KAUSHIK

XE

1000

90.33

1

ARGHYA BANERJEE

XH – C1

Economics

1000

62.67

1

SHIVANI KUMARI

XH – C2

English

986

77.67

1

MRUNMAYEE SHIRISHKUMAR AMSHEKAR

XH – C3

Linguistics

1000

65.67

1

TUSHAR CHATURVEDI

XH – C4

Philosophy

1000

71

1

SHIVAM RAJENDRA BOHRA

XH – C5

Psychology

1000

77.33

1

MOHD UMAR KHAN

XH – C5

Psychology

1000

77.33

1

ARUN SARASWAT

XH – C6

Sociology

1000

66

1

SOURANKUR CHAKRABARTI

XL

983

74.33

1


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