The GATE 2021 official answer key will be released in the third week of February. However, there is a whole pool of unofficial answer keys that are available. All the test takers can check out the set wise GATE 2021 answer key and question paper at GATE official website. Candidates can also download the question papers of different subjects along with their answer keys. Along with this, the candidates can also calculate their estimated score by comparing their answers with the official answer key. By doing this calculation, candidates will get an idea of admission into the institutes.
Challenge the Answer Key
Along with checking to calculate the scores, the candidates will also get access to challenge the GATE 2021 answer key before releasing the official GATE 2021 result. Candidates will have to pay INR 500 per question to challenge. If a candidate wants to challenge a question, they should do so only if they have valid and supporting documents to prove their point. If the objection is found to be valid, then GATE will release a new answer key. On the other hand, if the objections do not get justified and documents do not seem valid, the request will be considered void. The examination authority that is IIT Delhi will be releasing the candidates’ response sheet for all the papers soon. Candidate scan downloads the response sheet by entering their credentials – Enrolment number, email address, and password.
In this blog, we will share all the information regarding the steps to check the answer key, challenge the questions, calculating the probable score etc.
Steps to Follow In order to Download the GATE 2021 Answer Key:
The process of downloading the official GATE 2021 answer key is simple and less time-consuming. Here are the basics steps you should follow, through which you can download your answer key:
Step 1: Visit the official website of GATE 2021
Step 2: Right on the home page, there will be a subtitle – ‘To view GATE 2021 Question Papers and Answer Keys Click here’.
Step 3: Once you have clicked on the above link, you will be redirected to a page where you could find the question papers and answer key subjects.
Step 4: Once you click on the desired links, PDFs will open, where you can locate the question paper and answer keys.
Step 5: Candidates should have a close look at the answer keys and then compare their responses to have an idea about their score.
How to Download Question Paper of Previous GATE Exam:
Candidates can find the questions paper of their respective discipline on the official website. The question paper is released once the GATE exam in concluded.
Primary Motive of Releasing the Answer Keys:
Here are the three primary reasons why the official GATE 2021 answer key released:
- The officials wanted to increase the transparency level. Hence through the answer sheet, it helps in reducing the penalization of the candidates.
- Through the official answer key, the candidates get an opportunity to challenge the answer key released by the official examination authority.
- The official examination authority gives attention to every objection and has a close look at the documents.
Calculation of the Score Using the GATE 2021 Answer Key
- Multiple Choice Questions – 1 mark is given for every correct answer, and 1/3 marks are deducted for every wrong answer.
- Numerical Answer Questions – 1 mark is given for every correct answer, and there is no negative marking for any wrong answer.
For calculating the probable score, the candidate needs to follow these steps:
- First, calculate the total number of correct attempts you have made and then allocate the marks as per the marking scheme.
- Then, the candidate needs to calculate the total negative marks for all the incorrect answers.
Total marks = Total marks for every right answer- Negative marks for each wrong answer.
We all know that the GATE 2021 result brings both excitement and nervousness to the students. Hence, the official institutes release the GATE answer key to bring transparency in the system and evaluate their GATE 2021 result.