GATE 2019 Exam Application Form, Dates, Eligibility, Registration, Syllabus, FEE, Application Form Correction, Pattern, GATE Virtual Calculator, Syllabus, Admit Card, Result, Answer Key, Counselling

GATE 2019: Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering (GATE) is a national level entrance exam for admission to Post-Graduate courses in the field of technology and engineering. Candidates can get admissions into Ph.D./ M.Tech. programmes in IISc, IITs,  IISERs and other well-reputed institutions through GATE score. Every year, GATE is organized by the seven region IITs and an IISc on a rotational basis. GATE 2019 Dates will be notified/ informed in July 2018. Apart from giving admission, a score of gate exam is also considered one of the standard/ criteria for recruitment to private & government associations working in technical fields. Candidates can check here complete details about GATE 2019 Entrance Examination. In this article, we provide you all information regarding GATE 2019: Application Form, Exam Dates, Registration, Notification, eligibility criteria, pattern.

GATE 2019 – Highlights

  • Exam Name: GATE (Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering)
  • Conducting Body: IIT Madras
  • Official Website:
  • Mode of Examination: Online – Computer Based Test
  • No. Of Papers: 23
  • No. of Questions: 65
  • Total Marks: 100
  • Maximum Score: 1000
  • Duration of GATE 2018: 3 Hours
  • Mode of Application: Online
  • No. of Test Takers: Over 9 lac [Tentative]
  • Use of GATE Score Card for Employment: PSUs, Central Government and Government of India Organization
  • GATE Help desk: 0361-258-6500 |

GATE 2019 – Exam Date

Exam dates for GATE 2019 will be declared after the official notification will be released in the month of July 2018. Candidates may check tentative/unconfirmed dates below:

Commencement of Online Application FormSeptember, 2018
Last Date of Application Form SubmissionOctober, 2018
Last Date to request for change in examination cityNovember, 2018
Admit Card AvailabilityJanuary, 2019
GATE 2019 Exam DateFebruary 2019 

(Forenoon: 9:00 AM to 12:00 Noon)
(Afternoon: 2:00 PM to 5:00 PM)

Answer Key Released OnWithin a few days after examination
Result DeclarationMarch 2019
Downloading of Score Card BeginsMarch 2019 to May 2019
Counselling CommenceApril 2019

GATE 2019 – Registration

The brief details of GATE Registration are given below:

  • All the candidates have to apply through online mode only.
  • GATE registration 2019 will begin or starts from the 1stweek of September 2018.
  • The last date for registration is 1stweek of October 2018.
  • Authority/consultant will offer a period of approx. 1 month for the application process.
  • Candidates have to fill their application form through GOAPS (GATE Online Application Processing System).
  • Candidates have to register as a “New User”.
  • After fruitful/successful registration, they will get the access to GATE Online Application Processing System.
  • Afterward, candidates need to log in using their GOAPS Enrollment ID and Password.
  • While filling the application form, candidates need to upload their scanned photograph, signature, thumb impression, category certificate or degree certificate.
  • International candidates are also eligible to apply for the exam.
  • GATE 2019 will be organized or we can say conducted in Ethiopia, Singapore, Nepal, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, and United Arab Emirates.
  • Application Procedure for international candidates is same as Indians candidates.
  • International candidates must take over a valid passport to apply.

GATE – Registration Fee

Candidates can pay the application fee via Net banking, debit card or e-challan. GATE 2019 registration fee details are given below:

CategoryApplication Fee
SC/ST/PWD CandidatesRs. 750/-
For Women CandidatesRs. 750/-
All Other CandidatesRs. 1500/-
GATE International CandidatesUS Dollars 50

GATE 2019 – Eligibility Criteria

Candidates can check eligibility criteria. In order to fill the GATE 2019 application form, candidates should have any of the qualification as declared below:

For B.E./B.Tech/B.Pharm

  • Description about the Qualifying Degree: 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 candidates may also apply.
  • Status of  Degree: Pursuing final year examination or completed
  • Year of Passing: 2019

For B.Arch

  • Description about the Qualifying Degree: 5-years bachelor’s degree in Architecture
  • Status of  Degree: Pursuing final year examination or completed
  • Year of Passing: 2019

For B.Sc. Research/B.S.

  • Description about the Qualifying Degree: 4-years Bachelor’s degree in Science (post-diploma or after 10+2)
  • Status of  Degree: Pursuing final year examination or completed
  • Year of Passing: 2019

For M. Sc./M.A./MCA or equivalent

  • Description about the Qualifying Degree: Master’s degree in Science/Mathematics/Statistics/Computer Applications or equivalent
  • Status of  Degree: Currently in final year or completed
  • Year of Passing: 2019

For Int. M.E/M.Tech (Post-B.Sc.)

  • Description about the Qualifying Degree: 4-years Post-BSc Integrated Master’s degree programs in Engineering / Technology
  • Status of  Degree: Presently in 2nd/3rd/4th year or completed
  • Year of Passing: 2010

For Int. M.E./M.Tech or Dual Degree (after Diploma or 10+2)

  • Description about the Qualifying Degree: 5-years Integrated Master’s degree program or Dual Degree program in Engineering/Technology
  • Status of  Degree: Currently in 4th/5th year or completed
  • Year of Passing: 2019

For Int. M.Sc/Int. B.S.-M.S.

  • Description about the Qualifying Degree: Integrated M.Sc. or Five year integrated S./M. S. program
  • Status of  Degree: Pursuing final year examination or completed
  • Year of Passing: 2019

For Professional Society Examination equivalent to B.Tech/B.E./B.Arch

  • Description about the Qualifying Degree: E/B.Tech/B.Arch equivalent examinations of Professional Societies, recognized by MHRD/UPSC/AICTE (e.g., AMIE by Institution of Engineers-India, AMICE by the Institute of Civil Engineers India)
  • Status of  Degree: Completed section A or equivalent of such professional courses
  • Year of Passing: N/A
Note: International candidates should have passed their Bachelor’s degree in Technology/ Engineering or PG (M.Sc.) degree in any relevant /related science subject.AT the time of filling the application form, candidates need to upload their proof of qualification eligibility. Candidates who have passed their qualifying degree in 2018 or before are needed to submit their degree provisional certificate/ certificate while the other candidates have to upload the certificate from the head of the institution/ Principal.

GATE 2019 – Application Form Correction

Minor changes will be allowed in the GATE 2019 application form. The modification will be allowed only after the application form submission. In case, if any mistake has done by the candidate in his/her application form then, he/she has a need to send an email subjecting “Correction in data along with (Enrollment Number)” along with the documented proof.

Corrections/ Modifications will be allowed in the following fields mention below:

  • Name of Candidate
  • Date of Birth
  • Name of Parents/Guardian
  • Status from General category to OBC and OBC to General
  • Year of Qualifying Degree
  • In option, i.e. Have you graduated in the above degree

GATE 2019 – Admit Card

Candidates download their Admit card from the GOAPS official website. No offline mode is available. The successfully registered candidates will be able to download the GATE 2019 admit card tentatively in the 1st week of January 2019. With the hard copy (printed copy) of admit card, candidates also need to bring 1 ID proof to the examination hall.

*ID proof may be any of these: Employee identification card, Passport, PAN Card, Voter ID, Aadhaar UID, Valid College ID, or Driving License. From international candidates, only valid Government issued ID/ Passport/College ID/ Employee ID will be accepted as ID proof.

How to download GATE Admit Card 2019

  • Firstly all candidates have to visit the official website of exam conducting authority in order to download the Gate Admit Card 2019
  • After that you are required to Enter your Enrollment number, and Password
  • Then, Log in
  • After that search and click on Admit Card/Hall Ticket link on log in
  • At last download the Admit card and take the print out of your Admit card and keep it safe until the counselling procedure get over.

GATE 2019 – Exam Pattern

Detailed exam pattern is given below:

  • Course: GATE is organized for M.Tech. /Ph.D. programme in IISc, IITs, and several other institutions.
  • Number of Papers: GATE 2019 is held for total 23 papers. Candidates are allowed to appear in only one of the 23 papers.
  • Mode of Examination: The exam will be conducted through online mode only (CBT).
  • Exam Duration: exam paper duration is 3 hours.
  • Number of Questions: there is Total of 65 questions which contain a weightage of 100 marks.
  • Type of Questions: MCQ (Multiple Choice Questions) & NAT (Numerical Answer Type Questions) will appear in GATE examination. As we all know MCQ type question contains 4 choices whereas in NAT there are no options provided. Candidates are required to enter the real number in NAT Questions with the help of virtual/ computer-generated keypad.
  • Common Section in All Papers: GA (General Aptitude) section is common in all papers of GATE. It will contain total 10 questions of maximum 15 marks (5 questions of 1 mark and 5 questions of 2 marks).
  • Marking Scheme: NAT and MCQ questions carry 1 or 2 marks in all papers.
  • Negative Marking: 1/3 marks will be deducted as a negative marking for the questions carrying 1 mark. Likewise, 2/3 marks will be deducted for questions carrying 2 marks, and No negative marking for NAT questions.

Exam Pattern For All Papers Except GG, XE, XL:

  • 25 questions of 1 mark each.
  • 30 questions of 2 marks each.
  • 10 questions from GA.

Exam Pattern For Paper GG:

  • Part A – 25 questions of 1 mark each. This part is common for all candidates.
  • Part B – 30 questions of 2 marks each. This part has two sections, section-1 is of Geology and section-2 is of Geophysics.
  • 10 questions from GA.

Exam Pattern For Paper XE:

  • Section A – Engineering Mathematics (Compulsory Section) – Total 11 questions will be asked. 7 questions of 1 mark each and 4 questions of 2 marks each. It is common to all candidates.
  • Any two of XE sections from B to H – 22 questions. 9 questions carrying 1 mark and 13 questions carrying 2 marks.
  • 10 questions from GA.

Exam Pattern For Paper XL:

  • Section P – Chemistry (compulsory section) – It contains total 15 questions (5 questions of 1 marks and 10 questions of 2 marks).
  • Any two of XL sections Q to U – Total 20 questions (10 questions of 1 mark each and 10 questions of 2 marks).
  • 10 questions from GA.

GATE – Virtual Calculator

GATE virtual calculator is the online calculator which contains all the operations and functions for carrying out calculations. The virtual calculator will be provided during online examination. No physical calculator will be allowed in the examination hall. Students have to use the virtual calculator for solving Numerical Answer Type Questions.

GATE 2019 – Syllabus

Syllabus for each subject/ discipline is different. For an effective preparation, it is vital/ essential to know each & every topic from where the questions will be asked in the paper. It’s hard to explain the complete syllabus of GATE in few lines. However, the candidates can download the official PDF of GATE 2019 syllabus for BT, CE, CH, EC, EE, EY, XE, GG, IN, MA, ME, MN, MT, AE, AG, AR, CS, CY, PE, PH, PI, TF, and XL.

GATE 2019 – Result

IIT Madras will declare the results for GATE (Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering) on the official website i.e. or As per the notification, the announcement of the results will be made through online application portal (GOAPS portal) in the month of March 2019.

Steps to download the gate result

  • Log on to the official website
  • Now, click on the relevant link that opens the result page
  • Fill the relevant information in the given field like the enrollment id or email address and enter the password
  • The results will be displayed on the screen
  • Check the results
  • Save the scorecard or download it
  • Take a print out of the result and keep it for the future use

GATE 2019 – Answer key

The authority will release GATE Answer Key 2019 on to the official portal after the commencement of the examination by IIT. The GATE answer key 2019 is the key which contains all the correct answer of question paper and with the help of it candidates can estimate their marks in GATE examination. Answer key will be available in PDF format on the official website. Answer key has to be downloaded by the candidate by entering their ID and Password in the official website of exam conducting authority. Unsatisfied candidate can challenge the GATE answer key of any question after giving their justification(s)/ reason by paying Rs. 500 (for every question) through the online payment site available in the GOAPS within the stipulated time period.

Steps to Download the Answer key

  • Click on link given above or visit and click on GOAPS.
  • The above link takes you to GOAPS which is GATE 2019 candidate login.
  • There you will enter enrolment ID and password.
  • Then you get logged in and can easily see GATE 2019 answer key in candidate dashboard.
  • If you have forgotten login credentials you can retrieve them through forgot details link.

GATE 2019 – Counselling

No common counselling will be organized by IITS for providing admission to PG courses. Candidates have to apply individually for IITs when the admission official notification will be released. NITs arranges the CCMT (Centralized Counselling for M.Arch./ M.Tech. / M.Plan. Admissions). It is the common counselling organized by NITs every year. Counselling is totally based on GATE 2019 scores.

Documents required for GATE Counselling 2019

  • Photo ID proof
  • DOB certificate
  • 12th class mark sheet
  • GATE 2019 Admit card.
  • Seat acceptance fee proof
  • Original GATE 2019 score card
  • Provisional seat allotment letter
  • Category certificate (if valid)
  • Passport size coloured photograph
  • Mark sheet /score card of qualifying examination (for all semester).
Important Points
  • Gate Online Application Processing System (GOAPS) is the main authority through which candidates can access the GATE 2019 application form.
  • Candidates those who are in the final semester of B.Tech are eligible to apply for the exam but he/she need to upload the declaration from their University Principal along with the signature and seal of the college.
  • Candidates can appear the exam any number of times.
  • Candidates can check their application status by logging to the GOAPS official website.
  • There is no need to send the hard copy (printout) of application form.
  • Candidates those who complete B.Tech in 2018 but having a backlog can apply for the examination but those candidates need to clear their backlog before August 2019 to be eligible for admission.
  • Candidates can fill only one application form, with one e-mail id.
  • Candidates can only correct their mistakes in the fields such as Name of Candidate, Date of Birth, Name of parent/Guardian, Year of qualifying degree, Caste.

If any candidate having a query related to Gate 2019, then you may leave your query below in the comment box.


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