GATE 2021: IIT Bombay to conduct exam from February 5, two new humanities subjects introduced, eligibility relaxed

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GATE 2021: The Indian Institute of Technology- Bombay (IIT-B) has introduced the date for GATE 2021. The Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering (GATE) exam for postgraduate admissions might be carried out between February 5 and 14, 2021.

Considering the current Covid-19 pandemic scenario, the dates for the GATE-2021 examination have been unfold out over an extended period as fifth, sixth, seventh, 12th, 13th and 14th February 2021.

One of the most important modifications launched to the exam this yr is that together with science and engineering candidates, college students from humanities background may also be allowed to take the GATE 2021 exam. The two subjects embrace environmental science and engineering and humanities and social sciences, making the whole variety of subjects to 27.

“Two new subjects are also being introduced starting this year, environmental science and engineering and humanities and social sciences. Candidates will also have the option of appearing for two subjects this year onwards,” stated an official assertion launched by IIT-Bombay.

Moreover, the eligibility standards has additionally been diminished from a minimal 10+2+4 (ongoing) to 10+2+three this yr. This means, college students who’re of their third yr of their undergraduate programme may also apply for GATE 2021. This will present a yr’s alternative to enhance their marks.

While lauding the new initiatives of the GATE-2021 committee, Prof. Subhasis Chaudhuri, Director of IIT Bombay, stated, “I am particularly delighted at the creation of much needed new career opportunities for those in the Humanities and Social Sciences area as this may serve as one single standardized criterion for admission to various masters and doctoral programs in various IITs and other universities in India. Should any agency, for example, various PSUs want to hire candidates with Humanities background, this new exam paper in GATE will prove to be a great enabler!” the press launch additional learn.

The creator tweets @ NandiniJourno

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