GATE Answer Key 2021

Updated By Diksha Sharma on 11 Aug, 2020 11:19

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GATE 2021 Answer Key

The GATE 2021 answer key will be released byIIT Bombay on the exam's official website. The answer keys for GATE 2021 and question papers will be available set-wise at Candidates can now calculate their probable scores by comparing their answers with the GATE 2021 answer keys. By calculating their probable scores, candidates will get an idea of their chances of admission in the desired institute. For calculating the probable score, GATE candidates must use the GATE 2021 marking scheme prescribed in the GATE 2021 Exam Pattern

GATE 2021 Response Sheet Direct LinkSteps to Challenge GATE Answer Key 2021

Candidates will also get the opportunity to challenge the GATE 2021 answer key within a specific time span. They will have to pay an amount of Rs 500 to do so. It is to be noted that all the objections made by the candidates should be supported by valid documents. If the objections are found to be valid a fresh answer key will be released by the examination conducting authority. In case the objections are not justifiable by documents, they will be considered to be null and void. Apart from this, examination authority, i.e IIT Delhi will also release the response sheet for all the papers by the second week of February 2021. All the candidates who appear in the entrance will be able to access the response sheets by entering certain credentials such as enrollment ID/email address and password. 

CollegeDekho has provided all the detailed information related to GATE 2021 answer key and response sheet in the sections below.

Previous Year GATE Paper Wise Answer Keys (Official Answer Keys Released)

The paper wise answer keys for GATE 2020 can be downloaded by clicking on the links below -

GATE PH Answer Key 2020 (Click Here)GATE CY Answer Key 2020 (Click Here)
GATE PE Answer Key 2020 (Click Here)GATE ME2 Answer Key 2020 (Click Here)
GATE MT Answer Key 2020 (Click Here)GATE ECE Answer Key 2020 (Click Here)
GATE  ME1 Answer Key 2020 (Click Here)GATE CS Answer Key 2020 (Click Here)
GATE IN Answer Key 2020 (Click Here)GATE CE Answer Key 2020 (Click Here)
GATE MN Answer Key 2020 (Click Here)GATE XE-C Answer Key 2020 (Click Here)
GATE BT Answer Key 2020 (Click Here)GATE CH Answer Key 2020 (Click Here)
GATE ST Answer Key 2020 (Click Here)GATE MA Answer Key 2020 (Click Here)
GATE AG Answer Key 2020 (Click Here)GATE EE Anser Key 2020 (Click Here)
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GATE 2021 Answer Key- Important Dates

The important dates of GATE 2021 answer key are given as follows:



GATE 2021 Hall TicketJanuary 08, 2020

GATE 2021 Exam Date

February 05 to 07 & 12, 13, 14, 2021

GATE 2021 Answer Keys

To be Announced

GATE 2021 Exam Result

March 22, 2020

Steps to Download GATE 2021 Answer Key

Given below are a few steps that can help candidates download the answer key of GATE 2021:

  • Visit the official website of GATE 2021 (
  • On the homepage, you will be able to see a link that says 'To view GATE 2021 Question Papers and Answer Keys Click here'
  • Once you click on 'Click here', you will be taken to a page where Question Papers and Final Answer Keys for all the papers will be available.
  • On clicking the links, PDFs will open where the required Question Papers and Answer Keys will be available.
  • With the help of the GATE 2021 question papers and answer keys, candidates will be able to compare their answers and calculate their scores.

Purpose of GATE 2021 Answer Key

The major purpose for the release of GATE 2021 answer key has been provided in the pointers below:

  • The answer key is released to increase the level of transparency in the admission process through GATE 2021. It also helps in lessening down the unwanted penalization of the candidates.

  • It also provides the candidates with the scope of challenging the answer key released by the examination authority within the given time span.

  • As mentioned earlier, the examination authority pays proper heed to the objections if can be justified with proper documents.

Calculation of Probable Score Using GATE 2021 Answer Key

For calculating the probable score, applicants must follow the marking scheme as prescribed in the GATE 2021 Exam Pattern. Candidate can follow the steps given here to calculate the probable score:

  • Firstly, calculate the total number of correct attempts and allocate the marks accordingly and then calculate the overall correct answer marks.

  • After this, the candidate has to calculate the total negative marks for incorrect answers/efforts. 

  • It must be noted that only MCQs has negative marking. There is no negative marking for NAT questions in GATE 2021 examination.

Total Marks = Total marks secured for the correct response- Negative marks for the incorrect response.

Marking Scheme of GATE 2021

Take a quick glance at the marking scheme of GATE 2021 provided in the table below: 

CategoryCorrect AnswerIncorrect Answer
MCQs (Multiple Choice Questions)1 marks (1 x number of correct answers)1/3 (1/3 x number of wrong answers)
2 marks (2 x number of correct answers)2/3 (2/3 x number of wrong answers)
NAT (Numerical Answer Type)1 marksNo Negative Marking
2 marksNo Negative Marking

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Related Questions

I want to know about the subject wise weightage for GATE ME category B subjects.

-Venkata PraneethUpdated on July 27, 2020 11:12 AM
Diksha Sharma, Student / Alumni

Dear Student,

You must know that the Category B subjects in GATE account for a total of 30% marks weightage in the exam. The subject wise weightage for GATE ME Category B subjects are given in the table below:

GATE ME SubjectsWeightage
Machine Design5
Fluid Mechanics5 - 7
Engineering Mechanics4
Heat Transfer5
Industrial Engineering5 - 7
Thermodynamics5 - 7

To learn about complete subject wise weightage for GATE ME exam, check GATE ME Subject Wise Weightage Marks.

If you want to learn about GATE 2021 dates, schedule and notification, check GATE 2021 Exam Details.

For more insights, do not forget to check NITs GATE Cutoff & M.Tech Admission Process and List of Top 25 Colleges for M.Tech Admission Through GATE.

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Is it possible to take admission in nit warangal without qualifying gate by management quota

-Vinay kumar kasanaboinaUpdated on June 03, 2020 01:19 PM
Admin, Student / Alumni

Dear Student,

There is no management quota admission in NIT Warangal for M.Tech courses. Candidates must qualify GATE and take part in the CCMT counselling process to be eligible for admission. 

NIT Warangal grants direct admission only to candidates who have completed their B.Tech from IIT with a CGPA of 8.0. Sponsored candidates (sponsored by companies or industries) are also eligible for direct admission in NIT Warangal. 

For more details, you can check the link below -

How to Get M.Tech Admission without GATE Score?


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