How To Challenge GATE Answer Key 2021?

How To Challenge GATE Answer Key 2021? – All the GATE 2021 aspirants who have found discrepancy in the answer key can now submit objections. The last date to challenge GATE answer key is March 04, 2021. Candidates have to submit challenges on key of GATE 2021 in prescribed format, as only then it shall be considered. To challenge GATE answer key 2021, access GOAPS, at, using the Enrollment ID / Email Address and password. For each challenge, candidates need to pay Rs. 500. Know complete process of how to challenge GATE answer key 2021 from this page.

How To Challenge GATE Answer Key 2021?

The step wise process to challenge the GATE 2021 answer key is given below:

Check hereGATE 2021 answer key with question paper.

Step 1 – First of all the candidates have to access the direct link given on this page to challenge the answer key. On doing so they can see the window below where they have to login with their ‘enrollment id / e-mail address’ and ‘password’.

Click Here to challenge GATE 2021 Answer Key & Question Paper

GATE 2021 answer key

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.
How To Challenge GATE Answer Key 2021?

Step 3 – After this, candidates have to enter:

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

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

Challenge GATE Answer Key

Step 4 – Submit the challenges by clicking on the “submit” button. The candidates are then redirected to the payment page. Pay the required sum of money in the online mode to submit the challenges.

Note: It is important to make sure that with the objection, a document of proof is also uploaded and fee is paid or it shall not be considered.

GATE 2021 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
Official answer key of GATE 2021 released on26 Feb 2021
Start of GATE 2021 official answer key challenge window01 Mar 2021
Last date to submit objections in answer key04 Mar 2021
Final answer key releases onAround 18 Mar 2021
Result of GATE 2021 releases on22 Mar 2021

Important Things to Know Before Challenging GATE 2021 Answer key

How to upload document for challenge: To submit the challenge candidates have to upload supporting document for the contest. In the document mention the section and the question number against which the document is being uploaded.

How to pay the fee and refund of the fee: The payment of challenge fee is to be paid online. Contests are accepted only if the payment is completed successfully. If the challenge is accepted the fee against it is refunded.

Challenge fee: To submit the challenge, the fee of Rs. 500 is applicable for each question challenged.

Other important notes: While challenging ensure that the question number is as per the official GATE 2021 question paper uploaded by IIT D. Select the right section and the question number which you wish to contest. If the question number and section are not identified the challenge is not considered.

GATE 2021 Final Answer Key

The official GATE answer key is of two types:

  • Provisional answer key
  • Final answer key

Provisional answer key – IITs release the provisional answer key after the exam. It is open for scrutiny / challenges.

Final answer key – The objections submitted against the provisional answer key are checked. As per all the valid challenges, changes and made in the answer key. The updated answer key is the final answer key. It is to be noted that final key cannot be challenged.

Official website:


 If the official GATE Answer Key has a wrong answer, and it is corrected by the authorities, will all the candidate get the marks?

Yes, if the exam conducting body finds adequate proof against any wrong question, a corrected answer key is then released and the result is made on the basis of the corrections made.

What does “Marks to All” in GATE official answer key mean?

The term “Marks to All” in the GATE official answer key is used to indicate that all the candidates will get the marks for that particular question irrespective of them attempting the question because the question was either ambiguous, incomplete or wrong in the question paper itself.

Have the exam conducting bodies made any changes in the official Answer Keys in the past, if the challenge of a candidate is proven to be correct?

Yes, the exam conducting bodies have made changes in the official answer key quite a number of times in the past. However the final decision is made by the authorities only, and no further changes are made once the final answer key has been published.

Leave a Reply

Apply for KLEEE 2022 Apply Now!!