GATE 2021 Exam Analysis for IN; 30+ NATs, Paper Easier to Moderate

GATE 2021 Exam Analysis for IN – IIT Bombay has conducted GATE 2021 Instrumentation Engineering (IN). Students can now check GATE IN Exam Analysis 2021 from this page. The paper was overall easy to moderate. However, this year there were 31 NATs questions in the exam. There were 4 MSQs questions. All 10 aptitude questions were MCQ based. Check the detailed GATE 2021 Exam Analysis for IN from this page.

Latest: GATE 2021 exam analysis for IN by The GATE Academy is available now – Check here

GATE 2021 Instrumentation Analysis

GATE paper: Instrumentation Engineering (IN)
Date of exam: 06 Feb 2021
Paper Analysis available for: Session 1
GATE 2021 Result Date: 22 March 2021

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GATE 2021 IN Exam Analysis Based on Students Reaction

The paper of GATE 2021 In paper is over. Here is thee brief analysis as per the initial students reactions:

Overall Difficulty level: As per the students the paper was easy.

Questions asked were:

  • The questions were asked in the form of MCQs, MSQs, and NATs.
  • All 10 GA questions were MCQ type.
  • There were 4 MSQs, 19 MCQs and 31 NATs in the whole paper.

Topics asked in GATE 2021:

  • Rectifier
  • Diode
  • Control System

You can also check the GATE 2021 IN paper analysis from the video below:

Previous Year GATE IN Paper Analysis

To know how the paper this year was different from that of last year, check below last year;s analysis here:

Weightage of the topics in IN paper last year:

General Aptitude15%
Engineering Mathematics14%
Network Theory8%
Signals and Systems8%
Control Systems14%
Analog Electronics11%
Digital Circuits8%
Electrical and Electronic measurements8%
Optical Instrumentation7%

The distribution of marks in each of the topic in IN paper can be checked from the table below:

Topicsno. of 1 marks of 2 marks ques.Difficulty
Engineering Mechanics45Easy
Network Theory42Easy
Signals and Systems23Easy
Cntrol Systems26Easy
Analog Electronics34Easy
Digital Circuits23Easy
Electrical and
Electronic measurements
Process controls
Optical Instrumentation13
General Aptitude55Average

GATE 2021 Exam Over Today, What Next?

After the exam GATE answer key will be available for all 27 papers, which are CE, IN, CY, PH, AR, BM, AE, MN, EE, GG, AG, EY, EC, PE, ES, ST, PI, etc. However, IIT Bombay is also going to release the GATE answer key, but a few days later. The answer keys that IIT Bombay will release will be open to challenge. Based on the challenges, changes in the answer key (if any) will be made, and a final answer key will be available. Based on the answers in the final answer key, GATE 2021 result will be prepared.

GATE 2021 Result

After the answer key is out, the candidates can check their GATE 2021 Result and scorecard at The raw scores of GATE are normalised for the papers that are held in multiple shifts. However, for the papers that are held in 1 single shift the score is based on the candidates’ raw marks in the exam.

To check the result the candidates need to use their GATE 2020 enrollment ID and password. The scorecard of GATE remains valid for a period of 3 months from the date of declaration of the result.

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