GATE 2019: Registration, Application Form, Exam Dates, Syllabus

gate 2019GATE 2019 examination will be organized by the IITs & IISc, Bangalore on a rotation basis. Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering (GATE) is a national level examination. It is conducted to offer admission into masters & direct doctoral programmes in engineering/technology/architecture and doctoral programme in relevant branches of science. Through this article, candidates can get complete information about GATE 2019 including pre-examination (application submission, eligibility, exam centers, etc.), examination (pattern, marks/score, etc.) & post-examination (answers, results, scorecard, etc.) sections.

Registration Eligibility Exam Pattern

 Syllabus FAQs

GATE 2019 Exam Dates

Here, we have updated tentative schedule for GATE entrance exam 2019. Whenever GATE exam dates announced, we will update it here:

EventsDates (Tentative)
GATE 2019 Online Application Form Opens1st week of September 2018
Last Date for Submission of Application1st week of October 2018
Last Date for Requesting Change of Examination City3rd week of November 2018
Admit Card Downloading Starts1st week of January 2019
GATE Aptitude Test1st week of February 2019
Answer Key ReleaseWithin a few days after examination
Announcement of Results3rd week of March 2019
Score Card Release4th week of March 2019
Counselling Starts1st week of April 2019

GATE 2019 Registration

Candidates can check this section to know complete details about the application form:

  • Candidates will register & fill application only through online mode on the official website.
  • GATE 2019 application form will be available in the first week of September to the first week of October 2018.
  • Upload your scanned images such as photograph (Maximum Size: 480×640 pixels, Minimum Size: 240×320 pixels & Dimension: 3.5cm × 4.5cm) and signature (Maximum Size: 160×560, Minimum Size: 80×280 pixels & Dimension: 2cm × 7cm).
  • Candidates also have to upload certificate of qualifying degree, category certificate and/or Dyslexic certificate (if applicable).
  • At the time of GATE registration 2019, candidates can choose three exam cities as examination centres.
  • Candidates also have to fill ID number specified in any of the following, i.e. Aadhaar-UID, College ID, Driving License, Employee ID, Passport, PAN Card & Voter ID.
  • There will be no need to send any hard copy of application/documents to the officials.
  • Candidates should take a print copy of GATE application form 2019 for further references.

Application Fee:

  • The application fee will be deposited through online mode by using either net banking or debit card or credit card.
  • The fee will be non-refundable & non-transferable.
  • The fee details are given below in the table:
CategoriesFee
For Examination Centers in India
SC/ST/PwD/ Female candidatesRs. 750
All Other CategoriesRs. 1500
For Examination Centers in Foreign Countries (All Candidates)
Addis Ababa, Colombo, Dhaka and KathmanduUS $50
Dubai and SingaporeUS $100

Application Correction:

Candidates must fill application carefully, the correction will not be allowed in any fields except exam city center. Other details about correction are given below:

  • Candidates can make the correction in the exam city from 3rd week of November 2018 with correction fee of Rs. 400.
  • Last year, the correction was done in Gender, Category and PwD status with Rs. 750 as correction fee.
  • Apart from this, the institution has also provided correction facility in Name of the Candidate, Date of Birth, Name of Parent/Guardian, Qualifying Degree, Year of Qualifying Degree & Have you graduated in the above degree? by sending a request to officials along with a document proof.

GATE Eligibility Criteria

Before application filling, candidates should ensure that they meet eligibility criteria for GATE 2019:

Nationality:

  • Indian & Foreign National candidates are eligible to apply.

Age Criteria:

  • There will be no age limit criteria to apply.

Qualification Criteria:

Qualifying ExamDescription about Qualifying ExamDescription of Eligible CandidatesPassing Year
B.Tech/BE/B.Pharm4 years Bachelor’s degree holders in Engineering/Technology after 10+2 examination.

OR

3 years Bachelor’s degree holders after B.Sc./Diploma in Engineering/Technology.

Currently in the final year or already completed.2019
B.Arch5 years Bachelor’s degree holders of Architecture.Currently in the final year or already completed.2019
B.Sc (Research)/BSBachelor’s degree in Science after Post diploma.
OR
4 years Bachelor’s degree in Science after 10+2.
Currently in the 4th year or already completed.2019
M.Sc/MA/MCA or equivalentMaster’s degree in any branch of Science/Mathematics/Statistics/Computer Applications or equivalent.Currently in the final year or already completed.2019
Integrated ME/M.Tech (Post-B.Sc)4 years Post-B.Sc Integrated Master’s degree programme in Engineering/Technology.Currently in the 2nd/3rd/4th year or already completed.2021
Integrated ME/M.Tech or Dual Degree (after Diploma or 10+2)5 years Integrated Master’s degree programme or Dual Degree programme in Engineering/Technology.Currently in the 4th/5th year or already completed.2020
Integrated M.Sc/Integrate BS-MSIntegrated M.Sc.
OR
5 years Integrated BS-MS programme.
Currently in the final year or already completed.2019
Professional Society Examinations (equivalent to BE/B.Tech/B.Arch)BE/B.Tech/B.Arch equivalent examinations of Professional Societies, recognized by MHRD/UPSC/AICTE (example: AMIE by Institution of Engineers-India, AMICE by the Institute of Civil Engineers-India)Completed Section A or equivalent of such professional courses.NA

Note: Candidates, those complete/appearing their qualifying exam from countries other than India, they must complete or in the final year of their 4 years bachelors degree in engineering/technology or 2 years masters degree in any relevant subjects in science.

GATE Exam Pattern

GATE 2019 exam pattern complete information is mentioned here:

  • Papers: GATE examination will be conducted for 23 subjects/papers in the month of February 2019.
  • Exam Mode: It will be organized in online mode (computer-based test).
  • Type of Questions: In the examination, MCQs & Numerical type questions will be asked.
  • Attempt: Candidates can appear only in any one paper of GATE examination.
  • Session: Examination will be held in two sessions, i.e. forenoon (9:00 AM to 12:00 Noon) & afternoon (2:00 PM to 5:00 PM).
  • Duration: Exam duration will be of three hours.
  • Number of Questions: Total 65 questions will be asked in the examination.
  • Marks: The question paper will be of 100 marks.
  • Section Common in All GATE Papers: It is compulsory to attempt General Aptitude (GA) section.

Marking Scheme:

Pattern of QuestionsMarks AllottedNegative Marking
Multiple Choice Questions (MCQ)1 or 2 marksFor 1 mark question, 1/3 marks will be deducted.
For 2 marks question, 2/3 mark will be deducted.
Numerical Answer Type (NAT)1 or 2 marksNo negative marking

Marks & Questions Distribution:

SectionsNumber of Questions & MarksTotal Number of QuestionsTotal Marks
General Aptitude (GA)5 Question carrying 1- mark each & 5 question carrying 2-marks each.1015
Question Papers other than GG, XE and XL25 questions carrying 1-mark each & 30 questions carrying 2-marks each.5585
Question Paper GG (Geology and Geophysics)PART A (Compulsory)

 

PART B5585
25 questions carrying 1-mark each.Section 1 (Geology) & Section 2 (Geophysics) (Attempt Any One):

30 questions carrying 2-marks each.

XE Paper (Engineering Sciences)Section A Engineering Mathematics (Compulsory):Sections B to H: (Attempt Any Two)5585
7 questions carrying 1-mark each & 4 questions carrying 2-marks each.9 questions carrying 1-mark each & 13 questions carrying 2-marks.
XL Paper (Life Sciences)Section P Chemistry (Compulsory):Sections Q to U: (Attempt Any Two)5585
5 questions carrying 1-mark each & 10 questions carrying 2-marks each.10 questions carrying 1-mark each & 10 questions carrying 2-marks each.

GATE Syllabus 2019

GATE 2019 syllabus for each of the papers will be different. GATE exam will be organized for 23 papers/subjects. The syllabus will be released by the conducting authority separately for each paper in a pdf format. These papers & detailed syllabus are:

  • General Aptitude (GA): Verbal Ability & Numerical Ability.
  • Aerospace Engineering (AE): Engineering Mathematics, Flight Mechanics, Space Dynamics, Aerodynamics, Structures, Propulsion.
  • Agricultural Engineering (AG): Engineering Mathematics, Farm Machinery, Farm Power, Soil and Water Conservation Engineering, Irrigation and Drainage Engineering, etc.
  • Architecture and Planning (AR): Architecture and Design, Building Materials, Construction and Management, Building and Structure, Environmental Planning and Design, etc.
  • Biotechnology (BT): Engineering Mathematics, General Biotechnology, Recombinant DNA Technology, Plant and Animal Biotechnology, etc.
  • Civil Engineering (CE): Engineering Mathematics, Structural Engineering, Structural Engineering, Geotechnical Engineering, etc.
  • Chemical Engineering (CH): Engineering Mathematics, Process Calculations and Thermodynamics, Fluid Mechanics and Mechanical Operations, etc.
  • Computer Science and Information Technology (CS): Engineering Mathematics, Digital Logic, Computer Organization and Architecture, Programming and Data Structures, etc.
  • Chemistry (CY): Physical Chemistry, Inorganic Chemistry & Organic Chemistry.
  • Electronics and Communication Engineering (EC): Engineering Mathematics, Networks, Signals and Systems, Electronic Devices, Analog Circuits, Digital Circuits, etc.
  • Electrical Engineering (EE): Engineering Mathematics, Electric Circuits, Electromagnetic Fields, Signals and Systems, Electrical Machines, etc.
  • Ecology and Evolution (EY): Ecology, Evolution, Mathematics and Quantitative Ecology, Behavioural Ecology, etc.
  • Geology and Geophysics (GG): Common Section (Earth and Planetary system, Weathering and soil formation, etc), Geology & Geophysics.
  • Instrumentation Engineering (IN): Engineering Mathematics, Electrical Circuits, Signals and Systems, Control Systems, etc.
  • Mathematics (MA): Linear Algebra, Complex Analysis, Real Analysis, Algebra, Functional Analysis, Numerical Analysis, etc.
  • Mechanical Engineering (ME): Engineering Mathematics, Applied Mechanics and Design, Fluid Mechanics and Thermal Sciences, etc.
  • Mining Engineering (MN): Engineering Mathematics, Mine Development and Surveying, Geomechanics and Ground Control, etc.
  • Metallurgical Engineering (MT): Engineering Mathematics, Thermodynamics and Rate Processes, Extractive Metallurgy, etc.
  • Petroleum Engineering (PE): Linear Algebra, Petroleum Formation Evaluation, Oil and Gas Well Testing, etc.
  • Physics (PH): Mathematical Physics, Classical Mechanics, Electromagnetic Theory, Thermodynamics and Statistical Physics, etc.
  • Production and Industrial Engineering (PI): Engineering Mathematics, General Engineering, Manufacturing Processes I, Quality and Reliability, etc.
  • Textile Engineering and Fibre Science (TF): Engineering Mathematics, Textile Fibers, Fabric manufacture, Structure and Properties, etc.
  • Engineering Mathematics (XE-A), Fluid Mechanics (XE-B), Materials Science (XE-C), Solid Mechanics (XE-D), Thermodynamics (XE-E), Polymer Science and Engineering (XE-F), Food Technology (XE-G), Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences (XE-H).
  • Chemistry (XL-P), Biochemistry (XL-Q), Botany (XL-R), Microbiology (XL-S), Zoology (XL-T) & Food Technology (XL-U).

GATE Preparation Tips

During exam preparation, it is necessary to know some tips & tricks to crack the examination:

  • Good understanding of the basic concepts, exam pattern & syllabus.
  • Try to solve past years question paper & sample papers.
  • Choose the best study material & reference books for preparing GATE exam.
  • Make a strategy & timetable, instead of jumping straight to more complex topics.
  • Avoid distractions & take care of your health.
  • Solve online mock tests & revise the topics in each day difference.

FAQs (Most Asked Questions)

Answer: No, you can choose paper as per your eligibility criteria.
Answer: No. Candidates belong to SC/ST/PwD categories only they have to upload category certificate.
Answer: You can check your application status by logging into GOAPS website.
Answer: Yes. To avoid rejection you have to upload the images carefully as per the given specification & dimension.
Answer: You can apply for only one paper of 23 papers.
Answer: No. A virtual calculator will be there at your computer screen in examination hall.
Answer: There are no limitations in the number of attempts for appearing GATE exam and also no age limit.

GATE 2019 Admit Card

In this section, we are providing details about GATE admit card 2019 releasing date, mode & other details:

  • Candidates will get admit card through online mode by entering their enrollment ID/email address & password.
  • There will be no facility to send admit cards by post or email to the candidates.
  • Downloading of GATE Hall Ticket 2019 will be started in the first week of January 2019.
  • Before examination start, biometric information (Photograph and Fingerprints) will be captured for randomly selected candidates.
  • On the day of the examination, candidates must bring original ID proof (specified in application) along with admit card.
  • Candidates should download admit card in color print.

GATE 2019 Answer Key

The answer keys for various papers will be published after a few days of the examination. Candidates will check it through online mode on the website.

GATE Answer Key/Question Papers 2019 will be released on different dates as per papers. Candidates should submit their objection on the answer keys within a given time period against a payment.

GATE Result 2019

Through this section, candidates can get information about result & scorecard including date, mode, etc.

  • Candidates will check GATE 2019 result in the third week of March 2019.
  • The result will be declared only through online mode.
  • It can be viewed by entering enrollment number/registration number & date of birth.
  • No result/rank will be sent through offline mode or any other mode.

GATE 2019 Score Card

The scorecard will be made available only to qualified candidates. It will be released after result declaration.

  • GATE score card 2019 will be valid for three years after the announcement of the result.
  • Candidates should download their scorecard in the fourth week of March 2019.
  • If candidates require a soft copy of it after the last date, they have to pay Rs. 500 for obtaining the same till last week of December 2019.

GATE 2019 Cut Off

The cut off marks will be released after the result announcement for GATE admission. Check here details about GATE cut off including releasing mode, date, last year cut off, etc.

  • It is the minimum marks which candidates have to obtain in the examination to get admission into various PG & other courses.
  • Cut off will be published through online mode according to the categories & papers.
  • Below, we have updated previous year qualifying cut off marks:
PaperCategories
GENOBCSC/ST/PH
Chemical Engineering (CH)44.339.829.5
Mechanical Engineering (ME)32.872921
Civil Engineering (CE)28.725.819.1
Electrical Engineering (EE)25.225.216.7
Electronics and Communication Engineering (EC)2522.516.6
Computer Science and Information Technology (CS)2522.516.6

GATE Counselling 2019

  • No centralized counselling will be organized by the authority for admission to PG courses.
  • Candidates have to apply separately for each IIT.
  • CCMT (Centralized Counselling for M.Tech/M.Arch/M.Plan admissions) will be conducted for admission to all NITs & several other centrally funded Institutions.
  • GATE 2019 Counselling will be started in the month of April 2019 through online mode.
  • Candidates, those have a valid GATE 2017/2018/2019 scorecard, they can apply for counselling.
  • At the time of counselling registration, candidates have to fill choices of colleges & courses as per their preferences.
  • Allotment of the seat will be done on the basis of rank, filled choices, category, availability of seats, etc.

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  1. Manash says:

    I am a partially colour blind student. Am I eligible for PWD criteria?

  2. Kamesh says:

    Sir I am 2017 passed out but I still one backlog can I eligible to gate 2019

  3. Sathish says:

    I completed b.tech in 2015. Am i eligible for gate-2019?

  4. Anurag says:

    Can i give gate exam if i have a gap of 2 years after my 12th???

  5. Sudipta Chakraborty says:

    Can distance student is eligible for gate EY

  6. VIVEK GAUTAM says:

    I HAVE COMPLETED MY M TECH IN VLSI AFTER COMPLETING MY M SC IN ELECRONICS.I AM ELIGIBLE TO APPEAR IN GATE EXAMINATION FOR ASSISTANT PROFESSOR JOB.

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