MTech Admission 2021: Important Dates, Entrance Exams, Eligibility, Admission Process without GATE, Syllabus 2021-22

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MTech Admission 2021 is based on a national or a state level entrance exam. Candidates can either sit for a national level entrance exam such as GATE or any state level exam such as PGCET, UPCET etc.

MTech admission process has commenced for various institutes. MTech Admission at IIT Bombay and IIT Madras have already been completed and their offer letters are also released for the academic session of 2021-2023.

GATEUPCET, TS PGECET etc are some of the entrance exams that are conducted to enroll students for MTech courses. Candidates can apply for any of the entrance exam to apply at various MTech colleges in India 

MTech or Master of Technology is one of the most common courses among engineering students. After the completion of MTech, candidates are given several opportunities by leading enterprises in the banking, engineering, public and private sectors. Other than that, students can also choose to pursue further studies such as PhD courses.

Top MTech Colleges: Application Deadline 

College Exam Accepted Application Status
IIT Madras GATE April 2021- May 10, 2021
IIT Delhi GATE April 2021- May 10, 2021
NIT Trichy GATE May 13, 2021- June 11, 2021
VIT Vellore VITEEE/GATE April 2021- May 14, 2021
Sardar Vallabhbhai National Institute Of Technology, Surat GATE January 2021- February 14, 2021
Birla Institute of Technology, Ranchi GATE March 31, 2021- June 10, 2021
Visvesvaraya National Institute Of Technology, Nagpur GATE June 7 – 28, 2021 
Indian Institute Of Engineering Science And Technology, West Bengal GATE June 2021
College Of Engineering, Pune GATE January 2021- February 14, 2021
Motilal Nehru National Institute Of Technology, Allahabad GATE February 10, 2021 - June 8, 2021

MTech Admission 2021: Important Dates

College Admission Process Application Status
UPES, Dehradun GATE  July 2021 
VIT Vellore VITEEE/GATE April 2021- May 14, 2021
IISc. Bangalore  GATE  February 22 - March 30, 2021
IIT Guwahati  GATE  March 16 - April 18, 2021
IIT Patna GATE  April 10 - April 27, 2021
NIT Trichy CCMT June 07, 2021- July 05, 2021
IIIT Bangalore GATE April 03 - June 14, 2021
LPU, Jalandhar LPUNEST June 06- July 15, 2021 
GD Goenka  GD Goenka Scholarship Test  January - May 2021

MTech Admission 2021: Entrance Exam Schedule

Applicants are recommended to review the list of entrance examinations for MTech admissions 2021 before going through the admission process. The following list lists all MTech entrance exams 2021 at the national and state level.

Name of the Entrance Exam Exam Date Application Date
GATE 2022 February 2022 September-October 2021
UPCET 2021 September 5 – 6, 2021 April 1- July 15, 2021 (Closed)
AP PGECET 2021 September 27 – 30, 2021 July 19 – August 19, 2021 (Closed)
TS PGECET 2021 August 11 – August 14, 2021 March 12- July 22, 2021(Closed)
Karnataka PGCET 2021 September 2021 Last week of August 2021
TANCET 2021 March 21, 2021 January 19- February 16, 2021 (Closed)
OJEE 2021 To be Announced June 15- July 12, 2021 (Closed)

Many states conduct individual entrance examinations for admitting students into the MTech. An applicant can appear for the respective state level entrance examination without a valid score in GATE. The method of admission is based on the centralized advice conducted by the conducting body of these state-level examinations. In this state-level counselling, the candidates will have to take part and exercise web choices. The allotment of seats will be based on the marks earned in the state-level entrance exam by the candidates.

MTech Admission 2021: Exam Syllabus

The MTech Entrance Exam syllabus varies according to the entrance exam a candidate has opted for. However the basic syllabus is mentioned below for a candidate’s reference.

  • Physics
  • Chemistry
  • Mathematics
  • English 

Candidates will be asked questions pertaining to the subjects they have studied in their undergraduate degree.

The MTech Entrance Exam Syllabus also varies according to the MTech Specialization a candidate has opted for.

MTech Admission Process 2021

  • MTech admission is administered either by the institutes or the state based on MTech entrance exams 2021.
  • To assess the students' technical skills, applicants who secure qualifying marks in the entrance examinations must appear for therapy and personal interview rounds.
  • The final selection is made based on the marks scored in the MTech entrance exam and the marks from the Personal Interview.
  • Some of the famous MTech entrance exams 2021 are as follows:
  1. The Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering(GATE)
  2. IIIT-B M.Tech. Admission (IIIT Admissions to Bangalore MTech)
  3. IIIT Delhi PG (Entrance Test IIITD - PG)

MTech Admission 2021: Eligibility Criteria

  • Candidates must have a BTech/BE degree in the specialization they want to pursue.
  • Candidates must score at least 50 to 60 percent marks in graduation.
  • Candidates who have completed a 5-year course in Science or Applied Sciences can also apply for M.Tech.
  • A good ranking in the GATE exam or the state entrance exam is also beneficial.


  1.  The eligibility criteria are different for different universities.
  2. At the time of admission to the esteemed college or university, original copies of all required documents and mark sheets must be presented.

MTech Admission 2021 With GATE to NIT/IIIT 

The method of admission to IITs for MTech is based on centralized counselling also known as CCMT. The Centralized Counselling process is a convenient platform for the candidates to apply for various M.Tech and other related courses. 

Mentioned below are few of the crucial points regarding a CCMT admission procedure,

  • CCMT is conducted by the NIT and co conducted by MNIT, Malaviya National Institute of Technology Jaipur
  • The availability of application forms for CCMT is from June 7 – July 1, 2021 and the first list of seat allotment has been scheduled on July 5, 2021. The second round of CCMT counselling process has been revised to July 16, which was earlier scheduled to July 14, 2021

Applicants must remember that admission to NITs and IIITs via CCMT is dependent solely on the candidates' GATE ratings.

Eligibility Criteria

The eligibility criteria that must be fulfilled in order to secure admissions through the CCMT,

  • Students must have a valid GATE score of 6.5 CGPA or 60% for OC / OB whereas 6 cgpa or 55% for SC / ST / PwD categories
  • Final year students have to submit the proof of passing by September 2021. In case the result of the qualifying degree is awaited, a provisional admission is permitted to students which is subject to change depending on the final result
  • Students who possess certification from any of the professional institutes such as IE, ICE, AeSI, IIM, IIE etc are eligible to participate in the counselling process.

Counselling Process

The CCMT counselling procedure essentially consists of the 5 points as listed below for your reference,

  • Stage 1 - Online Registration: All eligible candidates should register themselves at CCMT website by paying the earmarked registration fees, which amounts to INR 2,500 for OC / OB candidates and INR 2,000 for SC / ST / PwD candidates
  • Stage 2 - Online Seat Allotment: Candidates are offered seats on the basis of merit, following which they have to download their seat allotment letters. Candidates must pay an amount of INR 30,000 to confirm their allotted seat.
  • Stage 3 - Online Uploading of Documents: Post completing the seat allotment procedure students are required to upload few documents on the official website
  • Stage 4 - Online Document Verification: Document verification will be done by the respective officers of the allotted institutes
  • Stage 5 - Online Admission in the allotted institute: Post the successful document verification candidates are required to pay the balance admission fees to the respective institute through online mode.

MTech Admission 2021 through State-level examinations 

Many states administer individual entrance examinations for MTech admission, and applicants will appear for their respective state-level entrance examination without GATE. The method of admission is based on the centralized advice conducted by the conducting body of these state-level examinations. In this state-level counseling, the candidates will have to take part and exercise web choices. The seat allocation will be dependent on the marks earned in the state-level entrance exam by the candidates.

MTech Admission 2021 to private/deemed universities 

If you want to be admitted to the MTech course offered by different deemed or private universities, you will have to attend the entrance examination conducted by the respective university. Another option is that you can apply through the GATE score as well. These universities also offer admission without the need for the entrance test, and the applicants would only have to submit the application form. Admission would be dependent on merit, i.e. the percentage of marks awarded in the graduation to the applicants.

MTech Admission 2021 without GATE 

Applicants without a legitimate GATE/ state-level entrance exam score need not worry because they can obtain direct MTech Admission 2021 without GATE. Applicants can apply directly for admission to private engineering colleges by simply filling the application forms via the college's official website or by visiting the college individually. Admission will be given based on the merit lists and the availability of seats.

Several colleges offer admission to MTech courses without qualifying for GATE such as Banaras Hindu University, Aligarh Muslim University, University of Delhi, Jamia Millia Islamia etc.

The eligibility criteria for pursuing MTech without clearing GATE are listed below for your reference,

  • Candidates must have completed B.Tech or B.E. with the minimum qualifying marks
  • Should have relevant experience of minimum 2 years for candidates applying for M.Tech through sponsored seats
  • Some of the IITs and NIT's conduct their own entrance exams for enrolling students for MTech courses

MTech Admission 2021: Preparation Tips

  • Candidates must thoroughly study their undergraduate curriculum. 
  • They must take proper rest and not over burden themselves as that would hamper their preparation.
  • Candidates must make a proper timetable and follow it strictly.
  • A good diet will always help candidates to keep their focus and concentration levels in check.
  • Candidates should give mock exams and time themselves to be in the habit of finishing their exams on time.
  • Lastly, candidates must stay hydrated.

MTech Admission 2021: FAQs

Ques. What are some MTech entrance exams 2021?

Ans. MTech entrance exams 2021 are GATE, UPSEE, TANCET, OJEE, AP PGECET, etc.

Ques. Can I get admission in MTech 2021 without GATE?

Ans. Yes, you can get MTech admissions 2021 without GATE, either directly to private colleges, or via state-level examinations.

Ques. What is the salary of an MTech?

Ans. The salary depends on the job position and experience of a candidate. However, the basic salary after the completion of M.Tech. varies around INR 2 to 8 Lakhs.

Ques. What can I do after MTech?

Ans. After completion of your MTech. you can look for job opportunities. Some of the top recruiters are Infosys, Apple, Microsoft, Google, ICICI, etc. If you want to study further you can do your doctorate as well.

Ques. What is the use of an MTech degree in India?

Ans. After completion of your MTech, you can procure great job opportunities with a good salary.

Master of Technology [M.Tech.] : 24 answered questions


Ques. How is M.Tech in Pondicherry university?

● Top Answer By Piya Sharma on 28 Sept 21

Ans. M.Tech, as a degree, is a very good choice at Pondicherry University. However, it also depends upon the department you are choosing. Some of the programs such as Nano Science, Data Science, Computer Science, and Architecture are quite great at the institute.  In many cases, students of the university often claim that the placement percentage, unlike other institutes, is lower than usual. Some also say that the peer group at the institute is not that good.  Contrary to what they say, it is not quite true. One of my friends is a recent alumnus of Pondicherry University and is now settled in a top firm. So, if you have the required skills, you can easily get job offers.  There are many students engaged in government and privately funded projects. For academics, Pondicherry University is quite good. However, you will have to look for jobs on your own. Read more
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Ques. Which M.Tech program at ISI Kolkata is better, CS, QROR or Cryptology?

● Top Answer By Diya Barua on 21 Sept 21

Ans. After doing some research online, I would say that all the courses at ISI Kolkata are amazing if you know which field you have to choose. Everything depends on your choice of the field as every field is distinct from one another. Now, I would mention that for M.Tech CS & QROR, these are already well-established Programs and need no introduction.  QROR: It’s a course based on subjects in applied statistics and business analytics. If you want to be in Business Analytics, it’s better than CS & Crypto. CS: It has theoretical CS as well as Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning Courses. This will give you ample opportunity to do a Ph.D. as well as jobs in Data science positions. If you like coding and discrete mathematics etc then this is a zone to play in. Crypto: ISI has India’s best Crypto people. And this is the first year of M.Tech Crypto so there is not much data available. But if you are not good in Abstract algebra Number theory then say not to this course. Research opportunities after M.Tech Crypto will definitely be better than that of QROR or CS. I hope this helps you in clearing how all the three courses are distinct from each other. Each has its different criteria and comfort. Read more
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Ques. How is Mtech in structure in jntuh?

● Top Answer By Namrita Banerjee on 03 Sept 21

Ans. One of my friends graduated from JNTUH in Transportation Engineering. Here is his review of the M.Tech courses offered at JNTUH. According to him, the academic environment of the institute is not that great. It is especially true for the Civil Engineering Dept. The department has experienced professors but they hardly take the classes. Obviously, it is not true for everyone but most of the professors are more engaged in their consultancy work than teaching.  The lab assistants are also not cooperative. If you don’t have a good relationship with them, then your project work can't go smoothly and it will take longer than the estimated time. The placement record for M.Tech branches at JNTUH is not that great. According to the recent placement highlights, the placement average for M.Tech is around 75% and the average CTC offered is around 9 LPA.  Regarding research, if you don’t have any new ideas for doing research then you will be given a research abstract, which was previously completed but with slight variations in it. The professor doesn’t encourage students to take on new research topics.  According to my friend, it’s better to keep JNTUH as your second preference. Choose Osmania University, if you have an option. Read more
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Ques. How does life changes after doing M. Tech. from NIT Trichy?

● Top Answer By Kunal Kanodia on 31 Aug 21

Ans. The answer depends on how are performing in the government sector by making the most of your M.Tech degree. Most of M.Tech holders in India remain unemployed and end up getting teaching jobs at private engineering colleges in the country with very underwhelming fees. The Indian curriculum of engineering is 40 years old and there is no demand for M.Tech students in the private sector.Read more
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Ques. Is it worth doing an M.Tech at NIT Trichy, or should I drop?

● Top Answer By Saunak Guha on 31 Aug 21

Ans. If you plan to specialize in one particular branch related to your graduation branch, you can opt for it. Or, if you are currently working in some organization or have some work experience and there is a demand for a specialist in your organization, you can opt for it. If you are not yet placed and still pursuing your B.Tech, I would suggest you first go for the placements and then give it a thought. NIT Trichy is a reputed institute and offers good academics. In fact, it is among the top NITs. Read more
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