GATE 2019

GATE 2019 will be held by IIT Madras on February 2, 3, 9 and 10, 2019. Candidate can now register for GATE 2019 from the link below. To register for GATE candidates need to access GATE Online Application Process System (GOAPS) by entering name, e-mail, phone number, and country. The last date to apply for the exam has been changed to September 22, 2018. Although, the applications can also be sent during the extended period, along with a stipulated amount of late fee. Candidates interested in appearing for Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering must check the eligibility criteria before applying. IITs and IISc will grant admission on the basis of GATE 2019, in M.Tech / M.Sc. / M.Arch / M.Plan / Ph.D courses in engineering, technology, and architecture. Even PSUs will recruit candidates on the basis of GATE score. Check GATE 2019 exam date, eligibility criteria, application process, syllabus, and more details from this page.

Latest: The GATE 2019 application form fill up process is going on at GOAPS. The last date to apply for GATE 2019 without late fee is revised to September 22, 2018.

Dear candidates,
The GATE authorities have extended the last date to submit the application form without late fees. You can now apply till September 22, 2018, without paying any late fee. However, after that, from September 23, 2018, onwards a late fee of Rs.500/- will be charged.

GATE 2019

GATE 2019 Subject Paper – Until last year, there were 23 subject papers in GATE. This year onwards, ‘Statistics’ (ST) has also been added to the list and now there are 24 subject papers in all.

Late Fee Facility –  For the first time, candidates will get the facility to submit application form of GATE with late after the last date. The amount of late fee is Rs. 500.

GATE 2019 Exam Date –  You can check the important dates of GATE 2019 on this table below.

GATE 2019 Exam Dates
IIT Madras released the website on 06 Jul 2018 at 6:00 PM
GOAPS will be launched and the application process will start on 01 Sep 2018 31 Aug 2018
Last date for application form submission 21 Sep 2018 22 Sep 2018
Extended Period For Application Submission 22 Sep 2018 23 Sep to 1 Oct 2018
Application Form Correction Window opens 24 Sep 2018
Last date for requesting a change in exam centre 16 Nov 2018
Candidates can download admit card from 04 Jan 2019
GATE 2019 Exam 2, 3, 9 and 10 Feb 2019
Declaration of results 16 Mar 2019
Scorecard will be available 20 – 31 May 2019

Important Note

  • Received application forms are under scrutiny.
  • IIT Madras ensures that, due to the network traffic and spam filter related issues, applicants may receive the email confirmation with some delay. Verification may take some time, however, it will not affect the application process.

GATE 2019 Application Form Correction Window – Opening on September 24, 2018

Candidates who have submitted their application forms but wish to make some changes on it can do so from September 24, 2018. As per the latest update the GATE 2019 Application Form correction window will open from September 24, 2018. However, not all details are changeable. The window will open on different days for different fields starting from September 24.

Schedule of the correction window

GATE 2019 Application Form Correction

All the applications that the authorities will receive will undergo scrutiny. If everything is found to be in order, the application will be accepted. Otherwise, authorities will mark the defects in the application and candidates will be able to correct them online, within the open window.

The authorities will send the status of the application and defects identified in the application by an e-mail and/or SMS. Thereafter, candidates can log in to GOAPS and rectify the errors.


GATE Online Application Processing System is a portal where candidates will have to create their account. They can use GATE GOAPS 2019 to register, download admit card, check answer key, result, etc. Even IIT-M will interact with candidates through the login.

To create an account in GOAPS, the candidates will first have to enter basic such as name, valid email ID and mobile number, country. Once the details have been entered, candidates will get an enrollment id and password. Through it, candidates will be able to access GATE 2019 GOAPS.

GATE 2019 Registration / Application Form

To register for GATE 2019, the candidates will have to access GOAPS. In the application form, candidates will have to enter personal, academic, contact, GATE paper, centre, and other details. Other then the details, candidates will also have to upload certain things an document in the application. These are as follows:

Documents to be uploaded while filling the application form

  • Photograph
  • Signature
  • Certificate of qualifying degree
  • Category certificate, if applicable

GATE 2019 application fee

The application fee for GATE 2019 is given in the table below:

For exam cities in India
Female candidates Rs 750
SC / ST / PwD Rs 750
Others Rs 1500
For exam cities in foreign countries
In Addis Ababa, Colombo, Dhaka, Kathmandu USD 50
In Dubai, Singapore USD 100
Submission Of Applications With Late Fees for GATE 2019 in the extended time period is provided below:
For exam cities in India
Female candidates Rs 1250
SC / ST / PwD Rs 1250
Others Rs 2000
For exam cities in foreign countries
In Addis Ababa, Colombo, Dhaka, Kathmandu USD 70
In Dubai, Singapore USD 120

GATE 2019 Eligibility Criteria

A candidate should fulfill the eligibility criteria of GATE 2019 if he/she wishes to appear in the exam. It is their responsibility to ensure eligibility. Exam conducting body does not verify GATE eligibility at the time of appearing in exam. If an ineligible candidate sits for exam despite being ineligible then at the time of admission or PSU recruitment he/she will not get admission or job.

Qualifying degrees appropriate for GATE 2019:

Qualifying degree Currently in year / completed Year of qualifying not later than
BE / BTech / BPharm Final or completed 2019
BArch Final or completed 2019
BSc (Research) / BS 4th or completed 2019
MSc / MA / MCA Final or completed 2019
Int ME / MTech (post BSc) 2nd / 3rd / 4th or completed 2021
Int ME / MTech or Dual degree (after diploma or 10+2) 4th / 5th or completed 2020
Int MSc / Int BS-MS Final or completed 2019
Professional society exam equivalent to BE / BTech / BArch Completed section A or equivalent of such a course NA

Age Limit: There is no age limit for GATE 2019. In a nutshell, graduates from engineering and science backgrounds can appear in GATE as long as they are qualifying by said year.

GATE 2019 Age Limit

GATE 2019 Admit Card

All the candidates who will be able to submit their application forms without any error within the stipulated time frame will get their GATE 2019 Admit Card. The admit cards will be available online only and no one will receive their admit cards via post. Thus, candidates have to log in to the GOAPS portal and download their admit card before the last date.

Candidates must bring a print-out of the downloaded Admit Card to the Examination for verification. In addition to that, they must also carry an original and valid photo Identity Document like Passport, PAN card, Voter ID, Aadhaar-UID, College ID, Employee ID and Driving License.

GATE 2019 Exam Pattern

First and foremost thing to know the destiny you have to work hard for. How will you prepare for the journey if don’t know where to reach? Thus, make sure you know the exam pattern of GATE 2019 well and then work accordingly. Here is the exam pattern of GATE 2019:

General: GATE exam will be in online mode. All 24 papers will have 65 marks in total, carrying 100 marks. The duration of the examination will be 3 hours. The important thing to note is, in 2019, GATE will have one new paper/subject – Statistics (ST).

Marking Scheme and Questions: There will be 2 types of questions – MCQs and Numerical Answer Type (NAT).  And there will be questions carrying 2 marks and 1 marks. The total marks in all the 24 papers will be 100 and there will be 65 questions.

Negative Marking in GATE 2019: For questions carrying 1 marks, the negative marking is -1/3. Similarly for questions carrying 2 marks the negative marking will be of -2/3. Although in NATs, there will be no negative marking.

Design of the question papers:

  • Now, take note that, in all 24 question papers, General Aptitude will carry 10 questions of 15 marks.
  • Question papers of AE, AG, BT, CE, CH, CS, EC, EE, IN, ME, MN, MT, PE, PI, TF and XE will have three subjects engineering mathematics, general aptitude and the subject itself.
  • On the other hand in question papers of AR, ST, CY, EY, GG, MA, PH and XL no questions from engineering mathematics will be included.

Marks Distribution in GATE 2019:

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).

Question Papers of AE, ST, AG, BT, CE, CH, CS, EC, EE, IN, ME, MN, MT, PE, PI, TF, AR, CY, EY, MA, PH (except 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.

For GG, XE and XL refer to the table below:

The pattern of GG paper
Part A 25 questions carrying 1-mark each (sub-total 25 marks and some of

these may be numerical answer type questions).

Part B will have 2 sections, candidates have to attempt either of them of 30 questions carrying 2-marks each (sub-total 60 marks and some of these may be

numerical answer type questions).

Total marks in this paper 85 marks + 15 marks (GA) = 100
The pattern of XE paper
Section A – Engineering Mathematics (Compulsory) 11 questions 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 Each of the optional sections of the XE paper (Sections B through H) contains 22 questions 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.

Total marks in 2 sections 35 X 2= 70

Total marks in this paper 85 marks + 15 marks (GA) = 100
The pattern of XL paper
Section P– Chemistry (Compulsory): 15 questions carrying a total

of 25 marks: 5 questions of 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 type.

Any two of XL 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 of 1-mark each (sub-total 10 marks) and 10 questions of 2-marks each (sub-total 20 marks). Some

questions may be of numerical answer type.

Total marks in 2 sections = 30×2= 60

Total marks in this paper 85 marks + 15 marks (GA) = 100

How Difficult is GATE?

Fact: The average number of candidates appearing in GATE is 9.2 lakhs, for the past 3 years. However, the pass percentage remains 15% to 17%. Now, this data might scare you and you might think, GATE is quite tough. But if you are among the 15 % to 17% of the candidates, you will realise qualifying GATE is not that difficult if you are consistent and hard work is your best friend. GATE demands a clear grasp of the concept and fundamentals. Making a plan, utilising the time, having consistency and motivation throughout will help you in GATE preparations. All the best!

GATE Preparation

GATE 2019 Exam Centres

Candidates have to select 3 examination centre to appear for GATE examination. In the image below, candidates can check the list of examination centre where GATE 2019 will be conducted in online mode.

If a candidate chooses a particular city (in a particular zone) as the first choice, then he/she has to choose the city as the second choice from the same zone itself. However, the third choice can be from any one of the listed zones (i.e., no restriction on the zone for the third choice city).

GATE 2019

GATE 2019 Papers And Codes

The major change this year in GATE is that a new subject paper has been added to the list of already existing 23 papers. This new addition is Statistics (ST). In GATE 2019, out of 24 papers, candidates are allowed to appear in anyone as per their preference. Also, it is important that the candidates are aware of the paper codes and their name. The below table will help you with the same.

Paper Code Paper Code
Architecture and Planning AR Mathematics MA
Biotechnology BT Physics PE
Aerospace Engineering AE Metallurgical Engineering MT
Agricultural Engineering AG Engineering Sciences XE
Chemical Engineering CH Life Sciences XL
Civil Engineering CE Instrumentation Engineering IN
Computer Science and Information Technology CS Mining Engineering MN
Electronics and Communication Engineering EC Mechanical Engineering ME
Electrical Engineering EE Textile Engineering and Fibre Science TF
Chemistry CY Production and Industrial Engineering PI
Ecology and Evolution EY Petroleum Engineering PE
Geology and Geophysics GG Statistics ST – New Addition
XE Paper and Codes
Engineering Mathematics XE – A Thermodynamics XE – E
Fluid Mechanics XE – B Polymer Science and Engineering XE – F
Materials Science XE – C Food Technology XE – G
Solid Mechanics XE – D Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences XE – H
XL Paper and Codes
Chemistry XL – P Microbiology XL – S
Biochemistry XL – Q Zoology XL – T
Botany XL – R Food Technology XL – U

GATE 2019 Answer Key

After the GATE 2019 Exam is over, candidates will be able to know their estimated scores even before the GATE result is available. This will be possible with the help of GATE 2019 Answer Key. Few days after the examination, candidates will be able to check their response sheet and answer key by logging in to GOAPS. Comparing both will give the candidates a rough Ides of their raw scores.

If the candidates wish to challenge the answer key they can do so. However, they have to make a payment of a certain amount and within a limited period of time. If the authorities accept the challenges, they will upload the answer keys with changes. Thus, this will be the final answer key, you can not challenge it any further.

Important: Candidates must keep in mind that the GATE 2019 score will be different from the scores that are estimated using the raw scores. As GATE 2019 scores on the basis of which admissions are made are the normalised scores and not the raw ones. Therefore, candidates must wait for the final result.

GATE 2019 Result And Score Card

GATE 2019 result will be also available in the same portal GOAPS. First, the GATE Result will be available and after a few days, the GATE 2019 Scorecard will be made available for download on the same portal.

GATE 2019 Result: Candidates must keep in mind that the result of GATE 2019 is just for the information of raw/normalised marks of GATE. To check the result candidates have to log in using their enrollment id, registration id, and date of birth. Thereafter the GATE 2019 Result will appear on the screen.

GATE 2019 Score Card: The candidates have to log in with their details and download the scorecard and keep it safe. The scorecard will remain available online up to a limited period of time. After that, to get the scorecard the candidates have to pay a requisite amount and get the soft copy.

GATE 2019 scorecard will be valid for 3 years and will include:

  1. Name
  2. Registration Number
  3. Gender
  4. Examination Paper Name
  5. GATE 2019 Score
  6. Marks out of 100 (after normalisation)
  7. AIR in the particular paper
  8. Number of candidates who appeared in that paper
  9. Category wise qualifying marks
  10. Validity period
GATE 2019 Result
GATE 2019 Result
GATE 2019 Scorecard
The GATE 2019 Score Card

What is normalisation of marks in GATE?

The normalisation process is done for multi-session papers in GATE. Authorities do this to take into account any variation in the difficulty level of the question paper across different sessions. Thus, normalisation is done on the basis that in all the multi-session papers, the distribution of ability of the candidates is same. Marks are only normalised for multi-session papers.

GATE score

To calculate the GATE score, the actual (raw marks) of the candidates will be used. However, for papers with multi-session, the normalised marks will be used. The GATE 2019 score will depend on the qualifying marks. Know how the score will be calculated.

GATE 2019 Cutoff

After the declaration of the result of GATE 2019, cut off/qualifying marks will be available for different branches. Here we are providing the cut off for GATE 2018 so that candidates can have an idea about how much do they need to score in their respective paper and clear the cutoff.

Branch General OBC SC/ST/PWD
Computer Science (CS) 25.00 22.50 16.60
Civil Engineering (CE) 26.90 24.20 17.9
Electrical Engineering (EE) 29.1 26.1 19.4
Mechanical Engineering (ME) 34.7 31.2 23.1
Electronics and Communication (EC) 25.0 22.5 16.6
Production Engineering (PI) 32.0 28.8 21.3
Instrumentation Engineering (IN) 37.0 33.8 24.7
Aerospace Engine 25 22.5 16.6
Chemical Engineering (CH) 37.8 34 25.1
Chemistry (CY) 25.4 22.8 16.9
Physics (PH) 29.0 26.1 19.3
Geology and Geophysics (GG) 32.4 29.1 21.5
Biotechnology (BT) 27.9 25.1 18.5
Life Science 29.9 26.9 19.9
Architectural Engineering (AR) 43.9 39.5 29.2
Agricultural Engineering (AG) 25.0 22.5 16.6
Maths (MA) 29.4 26.4 19.5
Petroleum Engineering (PE) 39.8 35.8 26.5

GATE 2019 Counselling

Now, after the result, candidates must note that the conducting body of GATE 2019, will not conduct the counselling rounds. However, common portals are available for those candidates who wish to apply for IIT, NIT and CFTI admissions.

COAP 2019

  • Candidates who are interested in IITs will be able to apply through GATE COAP 2019. COAP is Common Offer Acceptance Portal.
  • Thus, to access this portal candidate have to first register themselves with their GATE 2019 marks.
  • Next, they have to select the IITs of their choice, they can select more than one.
  • Thereafter the IITs will review the applications and will list out the admission offers on the GATE COAP portal.
  • Finally, the candidates will be able to select their preference from the set of offers and proceed with the admission process.

CCMT 2019

  • For admission in NITs and CFTIs, candidates have to register in the CCMT 2019 portal. CCMT stands for Centralized Counselling for M.Tech./M.Arch./M.Plan./M.Des.
  • Now to apply for admission in NITs and CFTIs, candidates have to register in CCMT 2019 portal with their GATE 2019 scores.
  • They have to then follow all the process, like choice filling, seat acceptance and appearing in the counselling rounds.
  • On confirmation of choice, candidates will be able to proceed with their admission formalities

GATE 2019 Preparation

We have 8 months left for GATE 2019. If you are a GATE aspirant, take note that you have to take the preparation seriously to ace the examination. We would just like to bring it to your notice that cracking this exam is not a child’s play. But, if you prepare hard and push your boundaries you can pass the examination with flying colours.

#1 Know the GATE 2019 Exam Pattern

We have discussed the exam pattern above on this page. Do understand the same and comment below if you face any doubt regarding the same.

#2 Know the GATE 2019 Syllabus and Subjects

Now that we know the exam pattern, the next step is to know what the syllabus is. As it is known that candidates can appear for any one of the 24 papers in GATE 2019, you must decide the choice of your subject and prepare as per it’s syllabus. Click the button below, to collect GATE 2019 syllabus PDF for free, if you have not already!

Click Here to download the pdf files of the GATE 2019 Syllabus.

#3 Know the important GATE 2019 preparation resources

Collect the important GATE 2019 Books – Not all books will help you with GATE 2019 Preparations, you need to collect some specific books for your subject. Now that only 8 months are left you need to rely on specific books. You will be baffled if you start reading a lot of books at a time. Select one good book and it will help you a lot. Thus we have curated a list of specific books for GATE 2019 preparations.

Click Here to get important books for GATE 2019 preparations.

Collect Previous years question papers  – Solving the previous years’ question papers is the best way to prepare for GATE 2019. This is because, if you prepare using the previous years’ question papers you get used to the nature and level of the examination. Thus, you are not only prepared with the questions, you are prepared to face the actual examination as per the duration, marking scheme, pattern; actually, you get an all-round preparation.

Click Here to download the previous years’ question papers of GATE 2019.

#4 Take Mock Tests

To make yourself familiar with the exam pattern and scheme, you can take mock tests. Thus, you can either create a mock test of your own using the previous years’ question papers or you can visit the online website for mock tests. The official mock test portal of GATE 2019 will be available with the launch of the online portal, till then candidates can take the mock test in GATE 2018 portal.

Click Here to take GATE mock tests.

Statistics of GATE

GATE is an annual examination. One of the 7 IITs or IISc Bangalore conducts the examination as per their turn. In addition to that, on an average, around 9 lakh students participate in GATE each year. Check the stats of GATE over the past years.

GATE 2019 Participating Institutes

The institutes that accept GATE 2019 scores for admission are:

  1. All the 7 IITs – at Bombay, Delhi, Guwahati, Kanpur, Kharagpur, Madras, and Roorkee.
  2. All the NITs of the nation
  3. CFTIs
  4. PSUs
    • BBNL
    • BEML
    • BHEL
    • BNPM
    • BPCL
    • BSNL
    • BSPCL
    • Cabinet Secretariat, Govt. of India
    • CEL
    • Coal India Ltd
    • DMRC
    • DRDO
    • ECIL
    • EdCIL India
    • GAIL
    • GSECL
    • HAL
    • Haryana Power Utilities
    • HPCL
    • IOCL

Frequently Asked Questions on GATE (FAQs)

Here are few doubts that candidates face while applying for GATE. Thus, below we have tried to collect and answer as many FAQs as possible.

01: Can I appear in any of the GATE 2019 papers?

A: Candidates are allowed to appear in any one paper of GATE 2019. Thus, make sure you choose the paper that is in line with your discipline and qualifying degree.

02: Do I have to send the print-out of the application form?

A: No, just the online submission will be enough.

03: If I am in the final year of my qualifying degree program, what certificate do I upload?

A: If a candidate is in the final year of the qualifying degree program, they need to upload a Certificate from the Head of the Department/Institute.

04: Is the downloaded mark sheet (from internet) acceptable as an eligibility document?

A: Yes, but the competent authority must duly sign it digitally or normally with seal.

05: Is there any minimum pass percentage in qualifying exam or age limit for GATE 2019?

A: No, but the year on which you have qualified your qualifying examination will matter.

06: Is photocopy of ID proof acceptable at the exam centres?

A: No, Only the original one will be accepted. Thus along with your admit card of GATE 2019, carry an original ID proof.

GATE 2019

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