GATE 2019: Application Form, important dates, Eligibility Criteria

GATE 2019: Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering (GATE) is a popular national level entrance examination conducted by the seven zonal IITs and an IISc on rotational basis. GATE 2019 will be organized for offering admission to postgraduate programmes in the field of engineering and technology. Through GATE 2019 scores, candidates can get admission into Master of Technology and Ph.D courses in IISc, IITs, IISERs and other reputed institution. Apart from offering PG admissions, GATE exam score is also considered as one of the major criteria for recruitment to various government and private organizations operating in technical fields.

Interested and eligible candidates who are going to appear in GATE 2019 should fill and submit the application form on or before the due date. In this article, aspirants can check complete details about GATE 2019 Entrance Examination including application form, eligibility, exam dates etc.

Available Application Forms
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GATE 2019 important dates (tentative)

Here, we are providing the tentative dates for GATE 2019 based on last year exam data. The official GATE examination schedule hasn’t announced yet by the authority. Whenever, the official GATE exam dates will be announced, we update it on this page. GATE 2019 tentative schedule is tabled below:

Events Dates (expected)
Online application process will commence from Perhaps in September 2018
Last date for the submission of application form October 2018
Closing date to request for change in exam city November 2018
Availability of Admit Card January 2019
Date of GATE 2019 Exam February 2019
Release date for Answer Key A few days after the completion of exam
Declaration of Result March 2019
Score Card downloading availability March 2019- May 2019
Counselling will commence from April 2019

Eligibility Criteria

Before applying for the GATE 2019, candidates are advised to check the prescribed eligibility criteria as laid down by the conducting authority. Aspirants, who fulfill all the important eligibility conditions, can apply for GATE 2019. The details of GATE 2019 eligibility criteria are listed below:

Required Qualification Description regarding Qualifying Degree Status of the Degree Passing year

4-years B.Tech in any discipline or 3-years B.Tech L.E (after B.Sc./Diploma in Technology/Engineering). Final year applicants may also apply.

Completed or appearing final year examination 2019
B.Arch 5-years bachelor’s degree in Architecture Completed/appearing final year examination 2019
Int. M.Sc/Int. B.S.-M.S. Int. M.Sc. or 5 -year integrated

M. S./ B. S./course

Presently in final year or completed 2019
M. Sc./ MCA/ M.A or


Master’s degree in Science/ Computer Applications/Mathematics/Statistics/ or equivalent

Presently in final year or completed 2019
Int. M.E/M.Tech


Four -years Post-B.Sc Integrated Master’s degree programs in Engineering / Technology

Pursuing in 2nd / 3rd / 4th year or completed 2019
B.Sc. Research/B.S.

Four -years Bachelor’s degree in Science (post-diploma or after 10+2)

Completed/appearing final year examination 2019
Int. M.Tech/ M.E. or Dual Degree (after Diploma or 10+2)

Five -years Integrated Master’s degree program or Dual Degree program in Technology/ Engineering

Presently in 4th/5th year or completed 2020
Professional Society Examination equivalent to B.E./ B.Tech/B.Arch

B.E/B.Tech/B.Arch equivalent examinations of Professional Societies, recognized by MHRD/UPSC/AICTE (e.g., AMICE by the Institute of Civil Engineers India, AMIE by Institution of Engineers-India)

Passed section A or equivalent of such professional courses NA

GATE 2019 Application Form: How to apply?

All the interested and eligible candidates have to apply online only. It is expected that GATE 2019 registration process will be commenced in the month of September 2018. The conducting board will give a time period of approx 1 month to complete the application process. For GATE 2019 Online application form fill in process, candidates have to visit the GATE Online Application Processing System (GOAPS) and have to register as a “New User”. Once the registration is done successfully, candidates will get the access to GOAPS. By using the same they can login and access the GATE 2019 Application form. Fill all the mandatory fields and upload required documents carefully. Make the payment of applicable fee via Net banking, debit card or e-challan.

Application fee

GATE 2019 registration fee details are given below:

Category Application Fee
Women/ SC/ST/PwD Candidates Rs. 750/-
All Other Candidates Rs. 1500/-
GATE International applicants US Dollars 50

Examination Pattern

GATE 2019 will be conducted for M.Tech. /Ph.D. courses in IITs, IISc and various other institutions. This entrance test is organized for total 23 papers in which applicants are permitted to appear in only single paper.  The basic details of GATE 2019 exam pattern are given below:

Examination mode Online mode(CBT)
Exam Duration 3 hours
Number of Questions 65 questions
Total marks 100 marks


Type of Questions Multiple Choice Questions (MCQ) & Numerical Answer Type Questions (NAT)
Marking Scheme All MCQ and NAT type questions will carry 1 or 2 marks in all papers
Negative Marking

1/3 marks will be deducted for the questions carrying 1 mark

2/3 marks will be deducted for the questions carrying 2 mark

There will be no negative marking for Numerical Answer Type question

FAQ’s (Most Asked Questions)

Ques: Is it possible to appear in any paper in GATE 2019?
Ques: What is the official website to apply for GATE?
Ques: Is it possible to use one email ID for submission of multiple applications?
Ques: What should I do if my power/internet connection failed suddenly during the application process?
Ques: I belong to OBC (non-creamy layer) category. Do I also need to upload category certificate?
Ques: What should I do if my power/internet connection failed suddenly during online payment?
Ques: GATE application website shows that my payment has not been received but the balance gets deducted from my account? What to do?
Ques: Can I submit the application fee through e-challan?
Ques: Do I also need to send hard copy of my application form?
Ques: I have submitted my form but didn’t take its printout. Can I take printout now?
Ques: Will I get my admit card through post?
Ques: Can I appear for more than one paper in GATE exam?
Ques: Will I get any white paper to do rough work during exam?
Ques: Which items are permissible in the exam centre?




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