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GATE 2019: Application Form, Eligibility, Exam Pattern, Date

Introduction to GATE 2019- Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering (GATE) is a popular national level entrance examination conducted by the Indian Institute of Science (IISc), Bangalore and seven zonal IITs (at Delhi, Bombay, Guwahati, Kharagpur, Kanpur, Madras and Roorkee). This year, the exam to be processed by IIT Madras. The authority conducts this exam on behalf of the National Coordination Board (NCB)-GATE, Department of Higher Education, Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD), Government of India.

Qualifying in GATE is essential for admission into Master’s programs and direct Doctoral programs in Engineering/Technology/Architecture and Doctoral program in the relevant branches of Science. Along with that, there are a number of PSU’s which recruits candidates based on GATE score.

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LatestGATE 2019 schedule has been released now. The online registration is commencing from 1st September 2018. You can apply here

About GATE 2019

GATE 2019 is going to be conducted for 24 papers on 2nd, 3rd, 9th & 10th February 2019. It is a Computer-based test conducted at various centers located across India and at six cities abroad. Your GATE Score will be valid for 3 years from the date of declaration of result. Interested and eligible candidates who are going to appear in GATE 2019 Exam should fill and submit the application form on or before the due date.

GATE 2019 Organizing Institute

GATE is organized jointly by the IISc. Bangalore and seven IITs at Guwahati, Bombay, Delhi, Kanpur, Kharagpur, Roorkee and Madras. IIT Guwahati conducted the GATE exam last year. The organizing institute for GATE 2019 is IIT Madras. Meanwhile, you can check out the detail related to zones and corresponding administrative institutes for GATE 2019 below:

Zones Name of the Administrative Institute
Zone 1Indian Institute of Science Bangalore
Zone 2IIT Bombay
Zone 3IIT Delhi
Zone 4IIT Guwahati
Zone 5IIT Kanpur
Zone 6IIT Kharagpur
Zone 7IIT Madras
Zone 8IIT Roorkee

Additional Benefits with GATE 2019

Scholarship/Assistantship Offered for Post-graduate Programs

If you’d like to avail the financial assistance then you will have to secure your admission first to a program in one of the central government supported institutes. For the same, you will have to undergo an admission procedure that may vary from one institute to another.

Use Your GATE Score for Employment

There are a number of Public Sector Units (PSUs) which recruit candidates based on their respective GATE exam score. A few such names are- Gas Authority of India Limited (GAIL), Bharat Heavy Electricals Limited (BHEL), Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL), National Thermal Power Corporation (NTPC), Indian Oil Corporation Limited (IOCL), Oil and Natural Gas Corporation (ONGC), Nuclear Power Corporation of India Limited (NPCIL), and Power Grid Corporation of India.

GATE Exam 2019 Highlights

  • The exam for all the 24 papers will be a computer-based test. A new paper Statistics added this year.
  • A candidate can appear in only one paper based on his/her eligibility.
  • Candidates can register and fill up the form in online mode.
  • The payment of application fee can be done in an electronic mode.
  • Candidates have to appear in the exam as per the schedule mentioned on their respective admit card.
Name of the examGATE (Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering)
Conducting Body7 zonal IITs and an IISc (on a rotational basis)
Level of examNational level test
Examination ModeComputer Based Test (Online mode)
GATE 2019 Exam date2nd, 3rd, 9th & 10th February 2019
Commencement of online application process1st September 2018
Application feeRs 1500/- for general category (Rs 750/- for reserved and female candidates)
Number of Papers24 papers (Out of these, candidate can apply for only one paper)
Number of questions65
Total Marks100
GATE 2019 Exam Duration3 Hours

GATE 2019 Important Dates

Here, we are providing the actual dates for GATE Exam 2019. If we find any changes further then we will update the same over here.

EventsDates (Released)
Online application process will commence from1st September 2018
GATE 2019 last date21st September 2018
Registration last date with late fee1st October 2018
Closing date to request for the change in exam cityNovember 2018
Availability of Admit Card4th January 2019
GATE exam date 20192nd, 3rd, 9th & 10th February 2019
Release date for Answer KeyA few days after the completion of exam
Declaration of Result16th March 2019
Score Card downloading availability20th March 2019- 31st March 2019
Counselling will commence fromApril 2019

GATE 2019 Eligibility Criteria

Candidates are advised to check the prescribed GATE eligibility criteria 2019 as laid down by the conducting authority. Aspirants, who fulfill all the important eligibility conditions, can apply for the exam.

Required Qualification Qualifying DegreeStatus of the DegreePassing 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 examination2019
B.Arch5-years bachelor’s degree in ArchitectureCompleted/appearing final year examination2019
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 completed2019
M. Sc./ MCA/ M.A or


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

Presently in final year or completed2019
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 completed2021
B.Sc. Research/B.S.

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

Completed/appearing final year examination2019
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 completed2020
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 coursesNA

GATE 2019 Age Limit- There is no age limit for appearing in GATE exam 2019.

What if I have obtained or am pursuing Qualifying degree from countries other than India?

  1. You should have either completed or are in final year of the B.E/B.Tech (4-years) Or,
  2. You should have either completed or are in final year of the Master’s degree (2-years) in any relevant subjects of Science.

GATE Papers 2019

GATE 2019 is going to be conducted for 24 papers. A candidate can apply for only one paper out of 24 papers according to his/her eligibility. In case a candidate has submitted more than one application for the same paper, he/she will be permitted to take the exam in any one session. Only one application will be accepted by the authority and remaining are liable to be rejected. Check here the complete list of GATE Papers

GATE 2019 Application Form

All the interested and eligible candidates have to apply online only. It is notified that GATE registration process for the year 2019 will be commenced from 1st September 2018. The conducting board will give a time period of approx 1 month to complete the application process. For GATE 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 log in and access the 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 Registration fee details are given below:

CategoryApplication Fee
Women/ SC/ST/PwD CandidatesRs. 750/-
All Other CandidatesRs. 1500/-
For Exam centers in Foreign countries (All candidate)Addis Ababa, Dhaka, Colombo, and Kathmandu- US$ 50

Dubai & Singapore- US$ 100

Upon the submission of form successfully, candidates can check out the status whether the form is successfully submitted or not. You may check out the status of your form by visiting the GOAPS. Your status will be displayed under one of the following categories:

  • Under Scrutiny
  • Received
  • Accepted
  • Status after Rectification
  • Defect Status
  • Rejected with Valid Reason

GATE 2019 Application Form Correction

If you have committed any sort of mistakes in GATE 2019 application form then you can make the necessary corrections according to the guidelines mentioned below in the post:

  • Candidates would be allowed to make corrections from the third week of November 2018 by making a correction fee of Rs.400/-
  • You are allowed to make the corrections in restricted fields only.
  • Stay connected with us, we will inform you the date when the correction facility would be started.

Exam Cities

Candidates are permitted to select three cities from the list of exam centers. While choosing the exam cities, keep in mind that first and second cities must belong to same GATE zone and the third city may be from other GATE zones. If a candidate selected his/her first choice from a particular GATE zone then the second choice must be made from the same zone. However, the third selection can be made from any other zone.

GATE 2019 Exam Pattern

Examination modeOnline mode(CBT)
Exam Duration3 hours
Number of Questions65 questions
Total marks100 marks
Type of QuestionsMultiple Choice Questions (MCQ) & Numerical Answer Type Questions (NAT)
Marking SchemeAll 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

Check Complete information for GATE Exam Pattern

GATE 2019 Syllabus

The syllabus of GATE 2019 will be released on the official website by the conducting authority for all the 24 papers. Understanding of GATE Syllabus is important for better preparation. It should be noted that the syllabus of GATE for each discipline is different. Candidates are advised to check out the syllabus for the related discipline carefully and start their preparation accordingly.

GATE 2019 Admit Card

The admit card of GATE 2019 will be available at the official portal of GATE i.e. GOAPS after the release of official notification. The authority will not send the admit card via email/post. It is notified that the downloading of the admit card will commence from 4th January 2019. Candidates are suggested to take the two or more copies of admit card to avoid discrepancies on the examination day. The GATE admit card 2019 will bear the important information of the exam such as candidate’s name, exam center address, photograph & signature of the candidate and other details.

GATE 2019 Answer Key

The authority will publish the GATE 2019 Answer Key for all the papers on the official website soon after the successful completion of the exam. Candidates can check and download the answer keys by logging in using their Registration details. In case, the candidate found any discrepancy in the official answer key, then he/she can also challenge the answer key by deposing a specified fee.

GATE Score

Once the evaluation process of answers is finished, then the actual marks obtained by a candidate will be considered for manipulating the GATE score. In case of multi-session subjects, raw marks obtained by the aspirants in different sessions will be further converted into the Normalized marks for that particular subject. Hence, raw marks in case of single session paper or normalized marks for multisession papers will be used for evaluating the GATE score on the basis of qualifying marks.

GATE 2019 Result

The officials will release the GATE 2019 Result most probably in the month of March 2019. Candidates, who appeared in the exam successfully, can check the result online from the official website by entering their GATE Registration Number or Email ID. Along with the result, the authority will also publish the GATE Scorecard of the qualified candidates.

GATE 2019 Counselling

The GATE 2019 counselling will be conducted separately by various IITs, NITs, and other institutes. IITs will not organize any common counselling for offering admission to PG courses. A centralized counselling (CCMT) will be held by NITs annually for admission to M.Tech. / M.Arch. / M.Plan courses. Many other participating institutes and universities will conduct their own counselling process. The counselling will be strictly based on GATE 2019 scores.

GATE 2019 Norms at International Centers

GATE 2019 will be organized in following cities abroad- Colombo (Sri Lanka), Addis Ababa (Ethiopia), Dhaka (Bangladesh), Dubai (UAE), Singapore, Kathmandu (Nepal). The application fee for Singapore and Dubai (UAE) centers is US$ 100 and US$ 50 for remaining cities. Candidates belong to any nationality are eligible to opt for International centers.

  • Only a genuine Passport/College ID/ Government issued ID/Employee ID will be considered as recognized identification at International centers.
  • In case of foreign nationals, SC/ST/PwD categories norms will not be applicable.
  • The application procedure for the foreign nationals will be as similar to the Indian nationals.
  • If you have chosen the international exam center then you will be contacted through your email address only.

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