GATE 2019 (Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering)

Last Updated - February 10 2018

GATE 2019 or Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering is a national level entrance exam for admission to postgraduate courses in the field of engineering and technology. It is scheduled for February 2019.

Via GATE score, aspirants can get admission into M. / Ph.D. programs in IIT, IIS, IISER and other reputed institutes.Every year, GATE is conducted on the rotational basis by the seven zonal IITs and an IISc. Tech.

Some of the important highlights of GATE exam 2019 have been mentioned below.

  • Aspirants required to apply in the online mode.
  • GATE result 2019 is expected to announce in March 2019.
  • GATE 2019 registration will begin in September 2018.
  • Candidates have to fill GATE 2019 Application form via GATE Online Application Procedures System (GOAPS).
  • GATE eligibility criteria 2019 requires aspirants to possess a Bachelor’s degree in Technology or architecture or a Master’s degree in Science/Mathematics.
  • Within a few days after the exam, GATE response key 2019 will be announced.
  • GATE 2019 Hall Ticket will announce in January 2019.
  • A total of 23 papers are organized out of which aspirants are allowed to appear only in one.
  • It is an online test of 3-hour duration.

Highlights Table for GATE 2019

Exam NameGATE 2019 (Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering)
Organizing AuthorityIIT Madras
Method of GATE 2019Online (Computer-based)
Number of Papers23
Number of Questions65
Total Marks100
Maximum Score1000
Type of QuestionsMCQ (Multiple Choice Questions) NAT (Numerical Response Type)
Period of GATE 20193 Hours
Marking Scheme1/3 marks are deducted for every 1-mark question 2/3 marks are deducted for every 2 mark question
Courses ProvidedM.Tech / Ph.D.
Number of SeatsAround 10,000
At Least Cutoff Percentile/marksAnnounced Every year
Use of GATE scorecard for employmentPSUs, Central Government and Government of India Organization

Exam Dates for GATE 2019

Some of the important information concerned to GATE 2019 exam has been tabulated below.

Commencement of Online Application FormSeptember 2018
Last Date of Application Form SubmissionOctober 2018
Last Date to request for change in examination cityNovember 2018
Availability of Hall TicketJanuary 2019
GATE 2019 Exam DateFebruary 2019
Availability of GATE Response KeyFew days after the exam
Declaration of resultMarch 2019
Downloading of Score Card BeginsLast week of March 2019 to Last week of May 2019
Commencement of CounselingSecond week of April 2019

Eligibility Criteria for GATE 2019

As per GATE 2019 eligibility criteria, aspirants required to have a Bachelor’s degree from a recognised university in a relevant branch. Aspirants from Science, Mathematics or Statistics can also apply.

The detailed eligibility criteria for GATE 2019 has been tabulated below:

Qualification NeedDescription about the Qualifying DegreeStatus of the DegreeYear of Passing
B.Arch.5-years bachelor’s degree in ArchitectureStudying final year examination or finished2019
B.E./ B.Tech/ B.Pharm4-years B.Tech (after 10+2) in any stream or 3-years B.Tech lateral entry (after B.Sc./Diploma in Engineering/Technology). Final year aspirants may also apply.Studying final year examination or finished2019
B.Sc. Research/ B.S.4-years Bachelor’s degree in Science (post-diploma or after 10+2)Studying final year examination or finished2019
Int. M.E./ M.Tech or Dual Degree (after Diploma or 10+2)5-years Integrated Master’s degree program or Dual Degree program in Engineering/TechnologyPresently in 4th/5th year or finished2019
Int. M.E/ M.Tech (Post-B.Sc.)4-years Post-BSc Integrated Master’s degree programs in Engineering / TechnologyCurrently in 2nd/3rd/4th year or finished2010
Int. M.Sc/ Int. B.S.-M.S.Integrated M.Sc. or Five years integrated B. S./M. S. programStudying final year examination or finished2019
M. Sc./ M.A./ MCA or EquivalentMaster’s degree in Science/Mathematics/Statistics/Computer Applications or equivalentPresently in final year or finished2019
Professional Society Examination equivalent to B.Tech/ B.E./ B.ArchB.E/B.Tech/B.Arch equivalent examinations of Professional Societies, recognised by MHRD/UPSC/AICTE (e.g., AMIE by Institution of Engineers-India, AMICE by the Institute of Civil Engineers India)Finished section A or equivalent of such professional coursesNA

GATE Registration 2019

GATE registration 2019 will tentatively commence on September 1, 2018. Participants have to fill GATE 2019 application form via GATE Online Application Procedures System (GOAPS). All the aspirants have to apply online only.

 The registration window will open until October 5, 2018. Application Procedure for international aspirants is same as Indians. International aspirants must possess a valid passport to apply for GATE 2019.

Aspirants need to follow 3 steps primarily to register online for GATE 2018.

  • The next step before final submission of GATE Online Application Form is fee payment.
  • Register and create an aspirant’s login on the website of GOAPS. Offer your email-ID, phone number and create a password to register.
  • After this, fill GATE Application Form and upload the scanned images of Photograph and Signature in JPEG pattern.

The application fee for female, SC/ST aspirants is INR 750 while it is INR 1500 for other aspirants. The application fee can be paid in either online or offline mode.

How to fill GATE Application Form 2019?

Aspirants need to follow the steps mentioned below to fill GATE 2018 Online Application form.

GATE 2019 Registration Procedure
  • Fee payment- After this, aspirants need to make payment by net banking, debit card and credit card. After paying GATE application fees, a fee payment number is generated which aspirants can note for the later stages of the GATE Selection procedure.
  • Filling GATE 2019 Application Form- Enter your individual and educational details in the application form for GATE. Preview the form to verify the information entered and modify the same immediately to avoid any discrepancies. Applications cannot be modified post final submission. 
  • Registration- Visit the official website of GOAPS. Enter few individual details, a valid e-mail ID and mobile number. Create a password which will be used to login later.

GATE 2019 Application Form Status

There is a provision for aspirants to check their form status i.e. whether the authority has received the form or not. It also notifies the aspirants if their application form requires any correction or not.

Visit GOAPS to check the status of GATE Online Application. The status will be displayed from one of the below mentioned categories:

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

GATE Hall Ticket 2019

Aspirants are advised to download their GATE 2019 hall tickets from the official website of GATE 2019 exam. They have to enter their login ID and password to get the hall ticket.

The authority doesn’t send any call letters to aspirants via post or any other physical means. GATE hall ticket will be made available to download in the month of January.

Steps to download GATE 2019 hall ticket:

GATE 2019 Hall Ticket Steps
  • Save it on your system.
  • Once in, find the hall ticket link and click on it.
  • Log In using your enrolment ID and Password.
  • Your Admit card will be produced and displayed on your computer screen.
  • Go to the official website of the exam.
  • Click on the ‘Log In’ button.
  • Take its print out on an A4 size sheet. Several copies can be saved for future reference.

Aspirants are advised to take this print out with them on the day of the examination to get entry into the center.

Exam Centers for GATE 2019

GATE 2019 is a national level exam. It is organized in many cities all over the country. Some of GATE 2019 exam centers are as mentioned below.

PayyannurShimogaPort Blair
NandedNashikNavi Mumbai

Check all GATE Exam Centers 2019

Exam Format for GATE 2019

GATE 2019 is an online exam for maximum 100 marks. A total of 65 questions are asked. Aspirants can apply for one stream of all the 23 papers for which GATE is organized.

Mode of the exam

Computer-based online

Number of Papers


Number of Sections

2 (General Aptitude and Subject-specific)

Type of Questions

Objective type and numerical response type

Number of Questions


Period of the exam

3 Hours

  • Likewise, for questions carrying 2 marks, 2/3 marks will be deducted. No negative marking for Numerical Response Type questions.
  • For MCQ, 4 choices will be offered while there will be no options offered for NAT.
  • Multiple Choice Questions (MCQ) & Numerical Response Type Questions (NAT) are asked in GATE examination.
  • In the paper of XE, the new section (H) namely Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences has been comprised from the year 2018.
  • There will be a negative marking of 1/3 marks for the questions carrying 1 mark.
  • MCQ and NAT questions will carry 1 or 2 marks in all papers.

Syllabus for GATE 2019

GATE Syllabus will be announced on the official website of IIT Madras for all the 23 branches. Aspirants should check out the tentative syllabus for the concerned branch to identify and focus on the important topics to be asked in the exam. Aspirants can click on the links offered below in the table to check GATE 2019 Syllabus for the relevant branch.

Paper CodesPaper Codes
Aerospace Engineering (AE)Mechanical Engineering (ME)
Agricultural Engineering (AG)Metallurgical Engineering (MT)
Architecture and Planning (AR)Geology and Geophysics (GG)
Civil Engineering (CE)Mining Engineering (MN)
Chemical Engineering (CH)Petroleum Engineering (PE)
Computer Science and Information Technology (CS)Production and Industrial Engineering (PI)
Chemistry (CY)Evolution and Ecology (EY)
Electronics and Communication (EC)Textile Engineering and Fibre Science (TF)
Electrical Engineering (EE)Engineering Sciences (XE)
Instrumentation Engineering-

Response Key for GATE 2019

GATE 2019 Response Key for all the papers will be published on the official website soon after the exam is organized. There will be separate question paper and response key sets for all the separate sessions. The response keys can be viewed by logging in using Registration details.

Aspirants can also challenge any response in case the accurate answer is not mentioned on the key. The aspirant can challenge the response key by paying a nominal fee.

GATE Result 2019

GATE Result 2019 is expected to be declared in March 2019. The results are published on the official GATE website.

GATE 2019 Result Procedure
  • The list is made on the basis of the scores obtained by the aspirants.
  • Cut off is released for various streams.
  • Aspirants can check their result by signing into the website using their ID and password.

They have to ensure their admission by paying the admission fee.

Counseling Procedure of GATE 2019

There is no common counseling held for admission to postgraduate programs. After the releasement of GATE Result, all the participating institutes begin admission rounds on the basis of GATE Scores.

For admission in NITs, IIITs and several Centrally funded institutions like IIIT Allahabad, IIITM Gwalior, IIITDM Kancheepuram, GATE 2019 Counseling will be done via CCMT (Centralized Counseling for M.Tech/M.Arch) as usual.

CCMT is an online admission program for getting into NITs and Central Funded Technical Institutes such as IIITM Gwalior, NIFFT Ranchi etc.

After the declaration of GATE 2019 result, state universities and other private institutes will organize GATE counseling for admission to M.Tech. program personally.

GATE 2019 PSU Appointment

Different known PSUs (Public Sector Undertakings) appoint applicable and qualified aspirants for various posts. Aspirants are provided high compensation packages and other benefits (medical benefits and other aids). have recently announced notifications for PSU Appointment via GATE. CEL, MDL, GAIL, BHEL, Cabinet Secretariat etc.

Aspirants have to apply separately for the posts provided by different institutes. The application forms for various PSUs are announced on various dates and aspirants have to submit the application form within the stipulated time to be appointed by the PSU.

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