GATE 2019 Registration is open now. Eligible Candidates may register themselves at official website from 01.09.2018. This year, the exam is managed by the IIT, Madras.
What is GATE
Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering (GATE) is a national level examination which is conducted every year by the Indian Institute of Science and seven Indian Institutes of Technology or IITs. They conduct the exam on behalf of the National Coordination Board-GATE, Department of Higher Education of the Ministry of HRD, Government of India. GATE is conducted to check the aptitude and knowledge of engineering graduates.
GATE is conducted to offer admission into M.Tech/M.Sc in engineering/ technology/ architecture and P.hD in relevant branches of science.
Several PSU’s recruit candidates on the basis of their GATE score.
GATE 2019 Important Dates
|GATE 2019 Online Registration||01.09.2018|
– 21.09. 2018
|Last date for registration (with late fee)||01.10.2018|
|Last Date for Requesting Change of Examination City (an additional fee will be applicable)||16.11.2018|
|Mock Test Release||3rd week of November 2018|
|Admit Card Downloading Starts||4th January 2019|
|GATE Aptitude Test||2nd, 3rd, 9th & 10th February 2019|
|Answer Key Release||Within a few days after examination|
|Announcement of Results||16th March 2019|
|Score Card Release||20th March to 31st May 2019|
|Counselling Starts||1st week of April 2019|
GATE 2019 Eligibility
Indian & Foreign National candidates are eligible to apply.
No age limit
GATE 2019 Registration
Candidates can register & fill application only through online mode on the official website from 1st September 2018 to 21st September 2018.
Candidates have to deposit application fee through online mode by using either net banking or debit card or credit card. The fee once paid will not be refunded & transfered under any condition.
|For Examination Centers in India||SC/ST/PwD/ Female candidates|
All Other Categories
|For Examination Centers in Foreign Countries (All Candidates)||Addis Ababa, Colombo, Dhaka and Kathmandu |
Dubai and Singapore
|US $ 50|
US $ 100
US $ 20
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Scanned copy of the Eligibility Certificate in pdf format (Degree Certificate or Provisional
Certificate or Certificate from the Head of the Department/Institute (in the format
specified in Appendix A)
- Scanned copy of Category (SC/ST) certificate (if applicable) in pdf format
- Scanned copy of PwD Certificate (if applicable) in pdf format
Candidates must fill application carefully, the correction will not be allowed in any fields except exam city center.
- There is 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.
- The official authority will send the mail to the candidate’s registered email Id regarding status of the application and defects in the application form.
- Candidates have to immediately rectify the identified defects if any within a stipulated time period.
Failing to rectify the defects within a stipulated time period will lead to the rejection of the application form.
- Candidates can make the correction in the exam city from 16th November 2018 with required correction fee.
- GATE Official Help Desk Details:
The official website of GATE is gate.iitm.ac.in.
Organizing Chairman, GATE 2019
Indian Institute of Technology Madras
Chennai-600036, Tamil nadu
Contact Number: 044-22578200
GATE 2019 Exam Pattern
- Date: Exam will be conducted on 2nd, 3rd, 9th & 10th February 2019.
- 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).
- Exam Mode: Online mode (computer-based test).
- Duration: Exam duration will be of three hours.
- Papers: GATE examination will be conducted for 24 subjects/papers.
- Attempt: Candidates can appear only in any one paper of GATE examination.
- Type of Questions: In the examination, MCQs & Numerical Answer type (NAT) questions will be asked.
- Number of Questions: Total 65 questions will be asked in the examination.
- Full Marks: The question paper will be of 100 marks.
- Negative Marking
Multiple Choice Questions (MCQ) 1 or 2 marks For 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 marks No negative marking
- Section Common in All GATE Papers: It is compulsory to attempt General Aptitude (GA) section.
Distribution of Questions and Marks
General Aptitude (GA) Questions
In all papers, GA questions carry a total of 15 marks. The GA section includes 5 questions carrying 1-mark each (sub-total 5 marks) and 5 questions carrying 2-marks each (sub-total 10 marks).
All Question Papers other than GG, XE and XL
These papers would contain 25 questions carrying 1-mark each (sub-total 25 marks) and 30 questions carrying 2-marks each (sub-total 60 marks) consisting of both the MCQ and NAT Questions.
GG (Geology and Geophysics) Paper
Apart from the General Aptitude (GA) section, the GG question paper consists of two parts: Part A and Part B. Part A is compulsory for all the candidates. Part B contains two sections: Section 1 (Geology) and Section 2 (Geophysics). Candidates will have to attempt questions in Part A and questions in either Section 1 or Section 2 of Part B.
Part A consists of 25 questions carrying 1-mark each (sub-total 25 marks and some of these may be numerical answer type questions). Either section of Part B (Section 1 and Section 2) consists of 30 questions carrying 2-marks each (sub-total 60 marks and some of these may be numerical answer type questions).
XE Paper (Engineering Sciences)
A candidate appearing in the XE paper has to answer the following:
GA – General Aptitude carrying a total of 15 marks.
Section A – Engineering Mathematics (Compulsory): This section contains 11 questions carrying a total of 15 marks: 7 questions carrying 1-mark each (sub-total 7 marks), and 4 questions carrying 2-marks each (sub-total 8 marks). Some questions may be of numerical answer type.
Any two of XE Sections B to H: The choice of two sections from B to H can be made during the examination after viewing the questions. Only TWO optional sections can be answered at a time. A candidate wishing to change midway of the examination to another optional section must first choose to deselect one of the previously chosen optional sections (B to H). Each of the optional sections of the XE paper (Sections B through H) contains 22 questions carrying a total of 35 marks: 9 questions carrying 1-mark each (sub-total 9 marks) and 13 questions carrying 2-marks each (sub-total 26 marks). Some questions may be of numerical answer type.
XL Paper (Life Sciences)
A candidate appearing in the XL paper has to answer the following:
GA – General Aptitude carrying a total of 15 marks.
Section P– Chemistry (Compulsory): This section contains 15 questions carrying a total of 25 marks: 5 questions carrying 1-mark each (sub-total 5 marks) and 10 questions carrying 2-marks each (sub-total 20 marks). Some questions may be of numerical answer
Any two of XL Sections Q to U: The choice of two sections from Q to U can be made during the examination after viewing the questions. Only TWO optional sections can be answered at a time. A candidate wishing to change midway of the examination to another optional section must first choose to deselect one of the previously chosen optional sections (Q to U). Each of the optional sections of the XL paper (Sections Q through U) contains 20 questions carrying a total of 30 marks: 10 questions carrying 1-mark each (sub-total 10 marks) and 10 questions carrying 2-marks each (sub-total 20 marks). Some questions may be of numerical answer type.
Validity of Score Card: GATE 2019 score card will be valid for three years from the date of declaration of result.
GATE 2019 Syllabus
GATE syllabus 2019 for each of the papers is different. GATE exam will be organized for 24 papers/subjects. The syllabus has been released by the conducting authority separately for each paper in a PDF format.