14,000 arts, commerce students apply for test this year | India News
Over 14,000 students from arts and commerce background have applied for GATE this year. This is the first time that the IITs have opened their ‘GATE’ — quite literally — for students from the humanities background. While the IITs were expecting an increase in applications, after a few changes this year, it has gone up marginally by10,000.
While humanities in GATE managed to capture the interest of 14,196 candidates, environmental science, the other subject introduced this year, saw 14,804 registrations. Registrations for these new subjects are much higher than the nine existing subjects (out of 27), which is a good indication, claimed the IITs.
In a first, IIT-Bombay, the organising institute of GATE 2021, will allow students to appear in more than one subject, but only in a prescribed set of combinations.