The Indian Institute of Technology, IIT Bombay released the 2021 GATE Response Sheet on February 18, 2021. The response sheet can be assessed through GATE’S official website- The preliminary answer key will be released soon.

GATE 2021: Steps to check response sheet

  1. Go to GATE’s official website, i.e.,
  2. On the website’s homepage you can see a link that reads, “GATE 2021 answer key”. Click on the link.
  3. Select the paper you appeared for on the new page that has appeared on the screen.
  4. Click on Submit option.
  5. Your GATE 2021 answer key will be displayed on the screen.

You can download the answer key by saving it in PDF form and take out a printout for further reference.

GATE exam was held on February 1,2,8 and 9 this year. In the past, the response sheet for the examination was usually released within 2-3 days of the examination. The response sheet for GATE 2020 was released on February 12 and in 2019 similar trend was followed.

The GATE examination candidate gets about 2-3 days to check the official answer key and eventually raise objections if they have any. An objection fee of Rs. 500/question is applicable for such objections. Candidates will also be required to give a proper justification of the objection they have raised.

GATE 2021: Steps on how to raise objections after the answer key is released:

  1. Visit the GATE’s official website, i.e,
  2. Click on the answer key objection link
  3. Log-in using your GATE 2020 user credentials
  4. Click on the question you have an objection towards, write a justification and attach supporting documents if any
  5. Make the objection fee payment
  6. Click on Submit

According to the objections received by the IIT, the answer key would be reviewed once again and revised. The final answer key will be released along with the final result of the examination. Reports suggest that the final result of GATE 2021 will be announced on March 22, 2021.

GATE 2021: Attendance rate, Cut-off range

The IIT Bombay concluded its General Aptitude Test in Engineering, or, GATE 2021, this month. This year, even with the fear of the COVID-19 virus, the examination saw an average of 78% attendance. The exam was conducted all across India in 616 exam centers spread across 200 cities. According to a notice released by IIT-B, over 9 lakh admit cards were issued for the GATE exam.

This year, the exam had 27 papers in total including two newly announced- Environmental Science and Engineering and Humanities and Social Science paper. Approximately 14,000 MTech candidates reportedly opted for each of the two newly introduced papers. According to major educational institutes, the cut-off for GATE 2020 is likely to be in the range of 33-34.

The GATE exam is held each year by the seven prestigious Indian Institute of Technologies along with the Indian Institute of Science (IISc). The seven IITs are in Bombay, Delhi, Roorkee, Madras, Kharagpur, Guwahati and Kanpur. The exam is completely computer-based and the validity of the results for students who passed the exams is 3 years from the year of passing.