GATE 2021 Answer Key – Final Answer Key Released, Download Here

GATE 2021 Answer Key – The final official GATE answer key 2021 is out. Download here answer key PDF released by IIT Bombay for all 27 papers i.e. ME, XH, MT, CS, MA, BT, CH, TF, XE, XL, CE, IN, CY, PH, AR, BM, AE, MN, EE, GG, AG, EY, EC, PE, ES, ST, and PI. The final answer key has been published on March 17, 2021 at gate.iitb.ac.in. To download the GATE answer key pdf, simply click on link given below. Use the answer key and response sheet to calculate marks. Know how to download GATE 2021 answer key, how to use it, and more details here.

GATE 2021 Answer Key

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GATE 2021 Official Answer Key – Final

Paper NameQuestion paperFINAL Answer key
Paper NameQuestion PaperFINAL Answer Key
AE: Aerospace EngineeringViewView
AG: Agricultural EngineeringViewView
AR: Architecture and PlanningViewView
BM: Biomedical EngineeringViewView
BT: BiotechnologyViewView
CE: Civil EngineeringView (CE-1)
View (CE-2)
View (CE-1)
View (CE-2)
CH: Chemical EngineeringViewView
CS: Computer Science and Information TechnologyView (CS-1)
View (CS-2)
View (CS-1)
View (CS-2)
CY: ChemistryViewView
EC: Electronics and Communication EngineeringViewView
EE: Electrical EngineeringViewView
ES: Environmental Science and EngineeringViewView
EY: Ecology and EvolutionViewView
GG: GeologyViewView
GG: GeophysicsViewView
IN: Instrumentation EngineeringViewView
MA: MathematicsViewView
ME: Mechanical EngineeringView (ME-1)
View (ME-2)
View (ME-1)
View (ME-2)
MN: Mining EngineeringViewView
MT: Metallurgical EngineeringViewView
PE: Petroleum EngineeringViewView
PH: PhysicsViewView
PI: Production and Industrial EngineeringViewView
ST: StatisticsViewView
TF: Textile Engineering and Fibre ScienceViewView
XE-A: Engineering MathematicsViewView
XE-B: Fluid MechanicsViewView
XE-C: Materials ScienceViewView
XE-D: Solid MechanicsViewView
XE-E: ThermodynamicsViewView
XE-F: Polymer Science and EngineeringViewView
XE-G: Food TechnologyViewView
XE-H: Atmospheric and Oceanic SciencesViewView
XH-C1: Humanities & Social Sciences – EconomicsViewView
XH-C2: Humanities & Social Sciences – EnglishViewView
XH-C3: Humanities & Social Sciences – LinguisticsViewView
XH-C4: Humanities & Social Sciences – PhilosophyViewView
XH-C5: Humanities & Social Sciences – PsychologyViewView
XH-C6: Humanities & Social Sciences – SociologyViewView
XL-P: ChemistryViewView
XL-Q: BiochemistryViewView
XL-R: BotanyViewView
XL-S: MicrobiologyViewView
XL-T: ZoologyViewView
XL-U: Food TechnologyViewView
Note:

Question papers and corresponding FINAL answer keys of GATE 2021 examination are now published on 17th March 2021. After the “challenge/contest” round of the previously announced answer keys, subject experts from various IITs-IISc had reassessed the answer keys. The GATE 2021 committee has officially ratified the reassessed answer keys. The results of GATE 2021 will be announced by 22nd March 2021, using these final answer keys. Candidates may use their response sheets and these FINAL answer keys to calculate their raw marks of GATE 2021 as per the marking scheme shown in the question paper.

GATE 2021 Official Answer Key – Preliminary

Paper NameQuestion PaperAnswer Key
AE: Aerospace Engineering ViewView
AG: Agricultural Engineering ViewView
AR: Architecture and Planning ViewView
BM: Biomedical EngineeringViewView
BT: Biotechnology ViewView
CE: Civil Engineering View (CE-1)
View (CE-2)
View (CE-1)
View (CE-2)
CH: Chemical Engineering ViewView
CS: Computer Science and Information Technology View (CS-1)
View (CS-2)
View (CS-1)
View (CS-2)
CY: Chemistry ViewView
EC: Electronics and Communication Engineering ViewView
EE: Electrical Engineering ViewView
ES: Environmental Science and Engineering  ViewView
EY: Ecology and Evolution ViewView
GG: Geology  ViewView
GG: Geophysics ViewView
IN: Instrumentation Engineering ViewView
MA: Mathematics ViewView
ME: Mechanical Engineering View (ME-1)
View (ME-2)
View (ME-1)
View (ME-2)
MN: Mining Engineering ViewView
MT: Metallurgical Engineering ViewView
PE: Petroleum Engineering ViewView
PH: PhysicsViewView
PI: Production and Industrial EngineeringViewView
ST: StatisticsViewView
TF: Textile Engineering and Fibre ScienceViewView
XE-A: Engineering MathematicsViewView
XE-B: Fluid MechanicsViewView
XE-C: Materials ScienceViewView
XE-D: Solid MechanicsViewView
XE-E: ThermodynamicsViewView
XE-F: Polymer Science and EngineeringViewView
XE-G: Food TechnologyViewView
XE-H: Atmospheric and Oceanic SciencesViewView
XH-C1: Humanities & Social Sciences – EconomicsViewView
XH-C2: Humanities & Social Sciences – EnglishViewView
XH-C3: Humanities & Social Sciences – LinguisticsViewView
XH-C4: Humanities & Social Sciences – PhilosophyViewView
XH-C5: Humanities & Social Sciences – PsychologyViewView
XH-C6: Humanities & Social Sciences – SociologyViewView
XL-P: ChemistryViewView
XL-Q: BiochemistryViewView
XL-R: BotanyViewView
XL-S: MicrobiologyViewView
XL-T: ZoologyViewView
XL-U: Food TechnologyViewView

Latest GATE 2021 response sheet released! (Recommended: GATE 2021 Rank vs Marks vs Score)

GATE Answer Key 2021 – Subject Wise

The paper wise answer keys of GATE 2021 are as follows. With it, the analysis have also been published.

GATE 2021Answer KeyAnalysis
GATE 2021 Answer Key MEClick HereClick Here
GATE 2021 Answer Key XHClick Here
GATE 2021 Answer Key MTClick Here
GATE 2021 Answer Key CSClick HereClick Here
GATE 2021 Answer Key XEClick Here
GATE 2021 Answer Key XLClick Here
GATE 2021 Answer Key MAClick Here
GATE 2021 Answer Key BTClick Here
GATE 2021 Answer Key CHClick HereClick Here
GATE 2021 Answer Key TFClick Here
GATE 2021 Answer Key EEClick HereClick Here
GATE 2021 Answer Key CEClick HereClick Here
GATE 2021 Answer Key INClick HereClick Here
GATE 2021 Answer Key CYClick HereClick Here
GATE 2021 Answer Key PHClick Here
GATE 2021 Answer Key GGClick HereClick Here
GATE 2021 Answer Key ECClick HereClick Here
GATE 2021 Answer Key ARClick Here
GATE 2021 Answer Key BMClick Here
GATE 2021 Answer Key AEClick Here
GATE 2021 Answer Key MNClick Here
GATE 2021 Answer Key AGClick Here
GATE 2021 Answer Key EYClick Here
GATE 2021 Answer Key PEClick Here
GATE 2021 Answer Key ESClick Here
GATE 2021 Answer Key STClick Here
GATE 2021 Answer Key PIClick Here
GATE 2021 Answer Key XEClick Here
GATE 2021 Answer Key XLClick Here

GATE 2021 Official Answer Key Dates

IIT Bombay has published the official Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering answer key and questions paper. Check the complete schedule below!

GATE 2021 Answer KeyImportant Dates
GATE 2021 exam dates5, 6, 7, 12, 13, 14 Feb 2021
Response sheet released on18 Feb 2021
Official answer key of GATE 2021 will release by26 Feb 2021
Start of GATE 2021 official answer key challenge window02 Mar 2021
Last date to submit objections in answer key04 Mar 2021
Final answer key releases onMar 2021
Result of GATE 2021 releases on22 Mar 2021

How to Challenge GATE 2021 Answer Key?

Candidates can challenge the answer key of GATE 2021. Candidates can do so by following the steps below:

– GATE 2021 Answer Key Challenge Fee – Rs. 500, per challenge.

Candidates can make the payment online, via debit card / credit card / net banking. The contest is only accepted if the full payment has been made.

Note: The challenge money is refunded of the challenge stands valid.

Step 1 – Access GOAPS by entering ‘enrollment id / e-mail address’ and ‘password’.

Step 2 – In the dashboard, there will be an option for “Contest Answer Key”, click on.

  • Before clicking this, candidates need to click on “I accept the declaration” as well.

Step 3 – After this, candidates have to enter:

  • Section and question number – here candidates need to enter section of the exam and the question number in which there is a flaw.
  • Justification for Contest – here candidates need to enter justification as why the GATE 2021 answer key is wrong.
  • Upload support document – this is an important part. Here, candidates have to upload a document which will support the justification above.

Do note that the justification for the contest can only be of 500 characters and not more than that.

Step 4 – Lastly, “View Contested Question” and click on the “Submit” button.

Candidates should note that while submitting the challenges, make sure to enter correct question number. To do so, enter correct section and the question number. If the section number and the challenge is not correct then the objection is nullified.

How to Use GATE 2021 Answer Key to Calculate Scores?

Candidates can use GATE 2021 answer key to cross-check answers and calculate raw score in GATE exam. Candidates can do both, by following the steps below.

Step 1: First of all, download GATE answer key 2021 for respective subject paper.

Step 2: Then, start matching answers given in the GATE 2021 solution key with what you marked in the exam.

Step 3: While cross-checking answers, add marks for every answer that matches and deduct marks for every answer that does not matches.

Step 4: Lastly, add marks for all the correct answers, add marks for all the incorrect answers, and then total correct marks from total incorrect marks. This is probable raw score in GATE 2021.

Candidates may use this formula to calculate GATE scores:

GATE 2021 Raw Score = Total marks for all correct answers – Total marks for all incorrect answers

Do note – via GATE 2021 answer key only raw marks (GATE marks out of 100) can be calculated. Determining GATE score is a complex process.

GATE 2021 Marking Scheme

The marking scheme of GATE 2021 for all 27 subject papers is as follows:

  • The following marking is applicable for all the subject paper.
  • *In MSQ more than 1 answer option can be correct. However, shall only be allocated if all correct answers are selected. There is no partial marking.
Question TypeMarks Per Qs.Negative Marking
MCQ – Type 11 marks1/3 marks
MCQ – Type 22 marks2/3 marks
MSQ – Type 11 marks*none
MSQ – Type 22 marks*none
NAT – Type 11 marksnone
NAT – Type 22 marksnone

GATE 2021 marks distribution: All the papers of GATE are of 100 marks. The distribution of marks in the exam is as follows:

GATE PaperGA MarksSubject Paper QsEngg Maths QsMarks
AE, AR, AG, BT, CE,
CH, CS, CY, EC, EE,
ES, EY, IN, MA, ME,
MN, MT, PE, PH, PI, TF,
T and BM
15 marks72 marks13 marks100 marks
GG (Part A + B)1525 + 60100
XE (Sect A + Any 2)1515+ (2 x 35)100
XH (Sect B1 + Any 1)1525 + (1 x 60)100
XL (Sect P + Any 2)1525 + (2 x 30)100

GATE 2021 Cut Off

After calculating marks from GATE 2021 answer key, candidates can use the GATE cut off to see if they will qualify the exam or not. The cut off for GATE in the previous year is as follows:

GATE last year’s cut off

PaperGeneralOBC (NCL)SC/ST/PwD
EE33.43022.2
ME3430.622.6
CE32.929.621.9
EC28.825.919.2
CS28.525.619
CY26.72417.8
PE39.835.826.5
CH35.732.123.8
AE27.224.418.1
BT30.727.620.4
AG26.323.617.5
TF37.133.324.7
EY42.237.928.1
AR34.831,323.2
IN34.631.123
GG38.434.525.6
MN32.729.421.8
MA2522.516.6
PH37.233.424.8
MT49.244.232.8
ST2522.516.6
PI36.632.924.4
XL31.728.521.1
XE2623.417.3

More GATE Previous Year Cut Off

GATE SubjectGen
(2019)
Gen
(2018)
SC/ST/PwD
(2019)
SC/ST/PwD
(2018)
AE34.434.422.922.9
AR43.943.929.229.2
AG252516.616.6
CE26.926.917.917.9
BT27.927.918.518.5
CS252516.616.6
CH37.837.825.125.1
EC252516.616.6
CY25.425.416.916.9
EY49.349.332.832.8
EE23.123.119.419.4
IN37.137.124.724.7
GG32.432.421.521.5
ME34.734.723.123.1
MA29.429.419.519.5
MT40.340.326.826.8
MN45453030
PH292919.319.3
PE39.839.826.526.5
TF32.232.221.421.4
PI323221.321.3
XL29.929.919.919.9
XE31.531.52121

Types of GATE 2021 Answer Keys

So basically, there are 2 types of answer key for GATE, which are:

GATE 2021 Unofficial Answer Key: Various coaching institutes, teachers, subject experts, etc. releases unofficial answer key of GATE. Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering is a computer based test. Hence, to release the answer key for it, coaching institutes take help from students. Aspirants who appear for the exam, tell what questions were asked to the coaching institutes and on the basis of it the answer key is provided. This types of GATE answer key 2021 is called as memory based answer key.

GATE 2021 Official Answer Key: The answer key of GATE by IIT Bombay is the official answer key. It is only released on the official website, gate.iitb.ac.in. IIT releases it as a pdf. In it, answers to all the questions asked in the exam is mentioned. IIT first releases provisional GATE answer key. It is the initial answer key and candidates can challenge it. As per the valid challenges, changes are made in the answer key and this is the final answer key. The result of GATE is prepared on the basis of final answer key.

How to Download the Official GATE 2021 Official Answer Key by IIT Bombay?

Download Here: Candidates can download the official answer key of GATE 2021 from the official website, appsgate.iitb.ac.in.

IIT B provided answer key along with GATE question paper. It is released as pdf and the candidates can check it by following the steps beloe.

Step 1 – Go to gate.iitb.ac.in and look for “GATE 2021 answer key and question paper link.

Step 2 – On clicking the link, a new page opens. In it, there is a table in which there is a column for ‘paper name’, ‘question paper’, and ‘answer key’.

Step 3 – Use ctrl+f to search your paper code and then download question paper and answer key of GATE 2021.

This is how candidates can download GATE 2021 solution key. However, candidates can skip all of these steps and simply download the answer key from this page as well.

GATE 2021 Response Sheet

Before releasing GATE 2012 answer key, IIT releases GATE 2021 Response sheet. Candidates can download their response sheet from GOAPS. To download it, candidates just need to enter enrollment id / e-mail address and password. The response sheet is released individually for each candidate.

The response sheet contains answers marked by the candidate, for each question in the exam. The candidates can use the response sheet along with the question paper and GATE answer key to calculate the scores.

How to download GATE 2021 response sheet? – The steps to download the response sheet of GATE 2021 is as follows:

  • First of all, access the GATE GOAPS. To do so, enter Enrollment Id / Email Address and Password.
  • Following the step above, GOAPS open and an option for “View Response” is given. Click on it.
  • On clicking the button, the GATE 2021 responses sheet opens. The response sheet is provided individually for each candidate.

The response sheet of GATE 2021 shall look as shown below:

Details Given in GATE 2021 Response Sheet

The following details are given in the response sheet of GATE 2021.

  • GATE full form.
  • GATE exam date.
  • Participant ID.
  • Participant name.
  • Test Center.
  • Test date.
  • Test time.
  • Subject
  • Question
  • Question ID.
  • Answer options.
  • Answer status.
  • Chosen option

GATE 2021 Question Paper

IIT Bombay releases GATE question paper separately for all 27 subject papers of the exam. The question papers are released with the answer key of GATE, at gate.iitb.ac.in. It is also released as pdf and the candidates can download it. Candidates can use the question paper of GATE with the answer key to evaluate performance in the exam.

GATE 2021 Result

GATE 2021 result is prepared on the basis of final GATE answer key. It is also announced in GOAPS and the candidates can download it as a scorecard. In the scorecard of GATE following details are given:

  • Name
  • Registration number
  • Examination paper
  • Marks out of 100
  • Qualifying marks
  • GATE score
  • All India rank
  • GATE scorecard validity date
  • Number of candidates appeared in the exam.
  • Photograph and signature of the candidate.

The result of GATE is only valid for 3 years. On the basis of GATE 2021 result, candidates get admission in IITs, NITs, CFTIs, etc. in PG engineering and technology courses. Apart from this, most of the Public Sector Undertaking (PSU) also consider GATE score for PSU recruitment.

About GATE 2021

GATE is one of the biggest M.Tech / M.Arch entrance exam. It is held at national level, by an IIT or IISc. This year IIT Bombay is holding GAT for 27 subject paper. The new addition in GATE are ES (Environmental Science and Engineering) and XH (Humanities and Social Sciences). Candidates who will qualify GATE shall be called for IIT admission. NITs and CFTIs will hold CCMT counselling to fill seats.


IIT GATE Answer Key – Archives

Candidates can download GATE answer key for previous years from below.

To download GATE Previous Year Question Papers – Click here

GATE Subject Papers2020201920182017
AE: Aerospace EngineeringGet HereGet HereGet HereGet Here
AG: Agriculture EngineeringGet HereGet HereGet HereGet Here
AR: Architecture and PlanningGet HereGet HereGet HereGet Here
BM: Biomedical EngineeringGet Here
BT: BiotechnologyGet HereGet HereGet Here
CE: Civil EngineeringGet Here S-1
GetHere S- 2
Get Here S-1
Get here S-2
Get Here S-1
Get Here S-2
Get Here
CH: Chemical EngineeringGet HereGet HereGet HereGet Here
CS: Computer ScienceGet HereGet HereGet HereGet Here
CY: ChemistryGet HereGet HereGet HereGet Here
EC: Electronics and Communication EngineeringGet HereGet HereGet HereGet Here S-1
Get Here S-2
EE: Electrical EngineeringGet HereGet HereGet HereGet Here S-1
Get Here S-2
EY: Ecology and EvolutionGet HereGet HereGet HereGet Here
GG: Geology and GeophysicsGet HereGet HereGet HereGet Here
IN: Instrumentation EngineeringGet HereGet HereGet Here
MA: MathematicsGet HereGet HereGet HereGet Here
ME: Mechanical EngineeringGet Here S- 1
Get Here S-2
Get Here S-1
Get Here S-2
Get Here S-1
Get Here S-2
Get Here S-1
Get Here S-2
MN: Mining EngineeringGet HereGet HereGet HereGet Here
MT: Metallurgical EngineeringGet HereGet HereGet HereGet Here
PE: Petroleum EngineeringGet HereGet HereGet HereGet Here
PH: PhysicsGet HereGet HereGet HereGet Here
PI: Product and Industrial EngineeringGet HereGet Here
ST: StatisticsGet Here
TF: Textile Engineering and Fiber ScienceGet HereGet HereGet HereGet Here
XEGet HereGet HereGet Here
XLGet HereGet Here

GATE 2021 Answer Key FAQs

Q. From where I can download the GATE 2021 answer key?
Ans. You can download the GATE 2021 answer key from GOAPS portal.

Q. GATE 2021 answer key is released in which format?
Ans. The answer keys for GATE is released in the PDF format.

Q. Can I challenge the final answer key of GATE 2021?
Ans. The final answer key cannot be challenged. The candidates can challenge the provisional answer keys only.

Q. When will the GATE 2021 result be declared?
Ans. On March 22, 2021.

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