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.
|Exam Name||GATE 2019 (Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering)|
|Organizing Authority||IIT Madras|
|Method of GATE 2019||Online (Computer-based)|
|Number of Papers||23|
|Number of Questions||65|
|Type of Questions||MCQ (Multiple Choice Questions) NAT (Numerical Response Type)|
|Period of GATE 2019||3 Hours|
|Marking Scheme||1/3 marks are deducted for every 1-mark question 2/3 marks are deducted for every 2 mark question|
|Courses Provided||M.Tech / Ph.D.|
|Number of Seats||Around 10,000|
|At Least Cutoff Percentile/marks||Announced Every year|
|Use of GATE scorecard for employment||PSUs, Central Government and Government of India Organization|
Some of the important information concerned to GATE 2019 exam has been tabulated below.
|Commencement of Online Application Form||September 2018|
|Last Date of Application Form Submission||October 2018|
|Last Date to request for change in examination city||November 2018|
|Availability of Hall Ticket||January 2019|
|GATE 2019 Exam Date||February 2019|
|Availability of GATE Response Key||Few days after the exam|
|Declaration of result||March 2019|
|Downloading of Score Card Begins||Last week of March 2019 to Last week of May 2019|
|Commencement of Counseling||Second week of April 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 Need||Description about the Qualifying Degree||Status of the Degree||Year of Passing|
|B.Arch.||5-years bachelor’s degree in Architecture||Studying final year examination or finished||2019|
|B.E./ B.Tech/ B.Pharm||4-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 finished||2019|
|B.Sc. Research/ B.S.||4-years Bachelor’s degree in Science (post-diploma or after 10+2)||Studying final year examination or finished||2019|
|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/Technology||Presently in 4th/5th year or finished||2019|
|Int. M.E/ M.Tech (Post-B.Sc.)||4-years Post-BSc Integrated Master’s degree programs in Engineering / Technology||Currently in 2nd/3rd/4th year or finished||2010|
|Int. M.Sc/ Int. B.S.-M.S.||Integrated M.Sc. or Five years integrated B. S./M. S. program||Studying final year examination or finished||2019|
|M. Sc./ M.A./ MCA or Equivalent||Master’s degree in Science/Mathematics/Statistics/Computer Applications or equivalent||Presently in final year or finished||2019|
|Professional Society Examination equivalent to B.Tech/ B.E./ B.Arch||B.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 courses||NA|
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 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.
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:
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:
Aspirants are advised to take this print out with them on the day of the examination to get entry into the center.
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.
Check all GATE Exam Centers 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
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
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 Codes||Paper 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)|
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 is expected to be declared in March 2019. The results are published on the official GATE website.
They have to ensure their admission by paying the admission fee.
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.
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.