The Indian Institute of Technology Bombay, or IIT Bombay, has announced the dates of GATE 2021. The Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering, or GATE of 2021, will be held over February 5-7 and February 12-13.
The 2021 edition of GATE includes some more changes including the introduction of two new subjects and relaxation of the eligibility criteria.
With the introduction of the two new subjects — Environmental Science and Engineering, or ES, and Humanities and Social Science, or XS, the total number of subjects has increased to 27.
Professor Subhasis Chaudhuri, Director IIT Bombay, quoted: “I am particularly delighted at the creation of much needed new career opportunities for those in the Humanities and Social Sciences area as this may serve as one single standardized criterion for admission to various masters and doctoral programs in various IITs and other universities in India.”
Students applying for GATE 2021 can also opt for two subject papers from the prescribed set of combinations.
Details including application and new GATE 2021 updates is available at the official website — https://gate.iitb.ac.in
Relaxation In Eligibility criteria
As per the new eligibility criteria, students in the third year of their undergraduate programmes will also be eligible for GATE.
A statement said “Eligibility criteria to appear for GATE-2021 is relaxed from the minimum 10+2+4 (ongoing) to minimum 10+2+3 (ongoing), enabling even those in the third year of their undergraduate studies to appear for the examination, thus providing an additional opportunity to candidates to improve their performance to secure better career options.”