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List of GATE Exam Subjects for 2021

GATE Exam Subjects, Complete list of GATE 2021 Exam Subjects

 

What papers/ subjects can I choose from for GATE 2020?

 

Out of the 27 papers/Subjects available, the candidate has to choose only one paper. This choice has to be made by the aspirant at the time of application form submission and appearing for the examination

  1. IIT Bombay has also introduced two new subjects – Humanities and Social Science (XS) and Environmental Science and Engineering (ES). The total number of subjects in GATE 2021 has increased to 27.

 

Also see - GATE 2021 Exam Dates, Eligibility, Syllabus, Exam Pattern

 

Stream                                 Code

Aerospace Engineering -       AE

Agricultural Engineering -       AG

Architecture and Planning -       AR

Biomedical Engineering -          BM

Biotechnology -                        BT

Civil Engineering -                   CE

Chemical Engineering -               CH

Computer Science and
Information Technology -         CS

Chemistry -                              CY

Electronics and Communication
Engineering -                              EC

Electrical Engineering -                EE

Ecology and Evolution -               EY

Geology and Geophysics -            GG

Instrumentation Engineering -          IN

Mathematics -                             MA

Mechanical Engineering -              ME

Mining Engineering -                   MN

Metallurgical Engineering -       MT

Petroleum Engineering -             PE

Physics -                                  PH

Production and Industrial Engineering - PI

Statistics -                              ST

Textile Engineering and Fibre Science - TF

Engineering Sciences -           XE*

Life Sciences -                      XL**

 

 

*XE Paper Sections

Code

**XL Paper Section

Code

Engineering Mathematics (Compulsory)

A

Chemistry (Compulsory)

P

Any two Optional Sections

 

Any Two optional Sections

 

Fluid Mechanics

B

Biochemistry

Q

Materials Science

C

Botany

R

Solid Mechanics

D

Microbiology

S

Thermodynamics

E

Zoology

T

Polymer Science and Engineering

F

Food Technology

U

Food Technology

G

 

 

Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences

H

 

 

 

*XE (Engineering Sciences) and **XL (Life Sciences) papers are of general nature and will be comprised of Sections listed in the above table.

Note: CE and ME papers: Examination may be conducted in multiple sessions. However, a candidate is allowed to appear in only ONE specified session.

 

Also, see - GATE  2021 Exam Schedule, Exam Dates

 

For how many GATE papers can I apply?

A candidate can apply for only ONE of the 25 papers listed in the GATE INFORMATION BROCHURE or GATE website. The choice of the appropriate paper is the responsibility of the candidate. Some guidelines in this respect are suggested below.

1. The candidate is expected to appear in a paper appropriate to the discipline of his/her qualifying degree.

2. The candidate is, however, free to choose any paper according to his/her admission plan, keeping in mind the eligibility criteria of the institutions in which h he/she wishes to seek admission.

 

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