The Indian Institute of Technology-Bombay (IIT-B) has announced that the Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering (GATE) exam for postgraduate admissions would be held between February 05 and 14 next year, the premier institute said in an official statement.
IIT-B is also introducing two new subjects — Environmental science and engineering, and Humanities and social sciences — from 2021. “Candidates will also have the option of appearing for two subjects this year onwards,” the statement read.
The institute has also relaxed the eligibility criteria, allowing students in the third year of undergraduate courses to be eligible for GATE. “Eligibility criteria to appear for GATE-2021 is relaxed from the minimum 10+2+4 (ongoing) to minimum 10+2+3 (ongoing),” it said.
IIT-B said the relaxation provided an additional opportunity for candidates to improve their performance to secure better career options.