IIT Bombay announces changes in GATE 2021 exam pattern and cities

IIT Bombay announces changes in GATE 2021 exam pattern and cities
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NEW DELHI: Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Bombay has released the official brochure of GATE 2021 on August 7 at the official website gate.iitb.ac.in. With the release of the brochure, various changes in the pattern have been observed along with the addition and removal of some exam cities. Earlier, the authorities had announced changes regarding the eligibility criteria relaxation and addition of exam papers of GATE 2021.

Changes in exam pattern

In GATE 2021, the candidates will also have to answer Multiple Select Questions (MSQ). 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 among the sections has also changed as given below:

  • Engineering Mathematics - 13 Marks

  • Subject Questions - 72 Marks

  • General Aptitude - 15 Marks

New exam cities added

A few exam cities have been added for GATE 2021. According to the official brochure, four new cities have been added to the list - Jhansi (IIT Kanpur), Dhenkanal (IIT Kharagpur), Chandrapur (IIT Bombay) and Muzzaffarnagar (IIT Roorkee). On the other hand, Pala (IIT Madras) has been removed from the list. There are a total of 195 Indian exam cities and 5 abroad. However, there are chances of international cities being dropped due to COVID-19 pandemic.

About GATE 2021

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.

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