The Indian Institute of Technology Bombay has released the answer key of the Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering (GATE 2021) on Friday, February 26, 2021. Candidates who have appeared for the GATE 2021 examination can now go to the GATE 2021 official website to check and download the preliminary answer key.
The answer key consists of the correct answers against the question numbers which will help the candidates to evaluate their performance in the GATE 2021 examination. Students can also raise objections against the GATE 2021 preliminary answer key and can challenge it from March 2 to March 4 with detailed description and proof.
However, the applicants have to pay a fee of Rs 500 per objection. Also, the GATE 2021 objections raised will be considered and studied by a committee. The authorities will re-evaluate the responses on the basis of the objections and then release the GATE 2021 final answer key on March 18.
Candidates can also note that a full refund will be made to those whose objection is accepted by the committee. This will be done only after the publication of the GATE 2021 final answer keys. However, for those challenges which are not accepted, no refund will be made to the candidate.
Steps to Download GATE 2021 Answer Key
Step 1 – Go to the GATE 2021 official website.
Step 2 – Click on the ‘Answer key’ link.
Step 3 – The GATE answer key 2021 will appear on the display.
Step 4 – Download the answer key and corresponding questions paper in the form of a PDF file.
Steps to Raise Objection
Step 1: Candidates need to go to the official GOAPS website.
Step 2: You will then have to click on the ‘Contest Answer Key’ tab.
Step 3: Candidates need to make the payment of Rs 500 (per challenge) through online mode.
Step 4: After successful payment, Enter the question number which you think the answer is wrong, write an argument/justification (maximum 500 characters) and attach supporting documents for the same.
Step 5: After giving all the details submit it.
Step 6: You can also download and take a print out of it for the future reference.
The result of GATE 2021 will be declared on March 22, 2021.
Steps to Calculate GATE Score Using Answer Key
You can calculate the marks you scored in the GATE examination by below-mentioned method:
Candidates will have to subtract the negative marks for a wrong response from the total marks secured for a correct response to get the total marks. Candidates should know that only the Multiple Choice Questions (MCQ) will have a negative marking. The MCQs are of both 1 mark and 2 marks. For each incorrect answer to a one-marker question, one-third of marks will be deducted and for each incorrect answer to a two-marker question, two-thirds of marks will be deducted.
The main formula to calculate the GATE score using the answer key is
Total marks = total marks secured for a correct response – negative marks for wrong response.
There will be no negative marking in the Numerical Answer Type (NAT) questions. The NAT questions are of both one mark and two marks so calculate the score accordingly.
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