GATE 2019 – Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Madras will conduct GATE 2019 in online mode tentatively during the first week and second week of February for 23 papers. GATE 2019 is a national level post graduate entrance examination for admission to M.E./M.Tech and Ph.D. programmes at IITs, IISc, NITs, GFTIs and other Universities in India. GATE is an examination conducted jointly by the IISc, Bangalore and seven IITs on behalf of the National Coordination Board (NCB)-GATE.
Candidates will be able to select only one GATE paper for examination. The score card will be valid for a period of 3 years from the date of announcement of GATE result for M.Tech admissions. Various PSUs also offer recruitment based on the GATE performance of the candidates. The official notification for GATE 2019 will be released tentatively in the first week of July 2018. The application form of GATE 2019 will be available tentatively from the last week of August 2018. GATE 2019 will be conducted across different cities in India and six cities abroad. Read below the complete details of GATE 2019 such as important dates, eligibility, exam pattern, syllabus, registration, admit card, candidate login, result and cutoffs, etc.
Scores and ranks present in the GATE 2019 result will be based on the performance of the candidates in the examination. Since there will be no common counselling conducted, candidates will be able to apply for IITs through GATE COAP and for NITs through CCMT.
Overview of GATE 2019
Name of the Examination
Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering
Commonly Known As
Jointly by the IISc Bangalore and Seven IITs
Purpose of the Examination
Qualifying Examination for M.E./M.Tech/Ph.D admissions and PSU Recruitment
Mode of Application
Duration of Exam
180 Minutes (3 Hours)
Frequency of Examination
Total Number of GATE Papers
Total Number of Questions
Marks of Examination
Validity of Score/Grade
Number of Test Takers
Around 9 Lakhs
IIT Madras will release the important dates of GATE 2019.
Important Dates (Tentative)
Release of Notification
First week of July 2018
Start of GATE 2019 Registration through GOAPS
Fourth week of August 2018
Final Date for Registration
Second week of October 2018
Availability of GATE 2019 Mock Test
Third week of November 2018
Publishing of Admit Card
Second week of January 2019
GATE 2019 Examination
First week and Second week of February 2019
Release of GATE 2019 Response Sheets
Second week of February 2019
GATE 2019 Answer Key
Third week of February 2019
Announcement of Result
Third week of March 2019
Availability of Score Card
Third week or Fourth week of March 2019
GATE Eligibility Criteria 2019
There are some conditions that the candidates will be required to meet for GATE eligibility. The eligibility criteria of GATE 2019 which has to be satisfied by the candidates has been listed below:
Age Limit – There is no age limit for GATE applicants.
Nationality – The candidates should be of Indian nationality. Candidates belonging to Bangladesh, Nepal, Sri Lanka, Singapore, Ethiopia and United Arab Emirates will also be eligible for GATE 2019.
Educational Requirement – All of the candidates should have completed or be in their final year of Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering/Technology (B.E./B.Tech) or Post-Graduate (M.Sc) degree in any relevant science subject.
Pass Percentage – There is no minimum pass percentage in the qualifying degree while applying for GATE 2019.
List of eligible qualifying examinations for GATE 2019
M.Sc./M.A./MCA or equivalent
Professional Society Examination (equivalent to B.E./B.Tech/B.Arch)
Integrated M.Sc./Intergrated B.S-M.S
Integrated M.E/M.Tech (Post – B.Sc)
Integrated M.E./M.Tech or Dual Degree (after Diploma or 10+2)
GATE Application Form 2019
IIT Madras will be releasing the application form of GATE 2019 tentatively in the fourth week of August 2018. The entire registration process will be done through GATE Online Application Processing System (GOAPS). The final date to submit the filled application form will be tentatively in the second week of October 2018. If a candidate fails to submit the application form, then he/she will not be allowed to attempt the examination.
The given steps can be followed by the candidates to fill and submit the application form of GATE 2019
Step 1 – Registration: Firstly, the candidates will to register for GATE 2019 through GOAP. Name, valid email ID and mobile number has to be submitted. After registration, an enrollment number will be generated. A password also has to be created by the candidates for future login purposes.
Step 2 – Filling of Application Form: Next, the candidates will have to submit their personal, academic, contact, college and valid photo id details. Selection of GATE paper and exam centres also has to be done.
Step 3 – Uploading of Images: Scanned images of the candidates’ photograph, signature and category certificate (if applicable) has to be uploaded according to the specifications mentioned by the authorities.
Step 4 – Payment of Application Fees: The payment has to be done through online mode i.e., net banking/debit card/credit card.
Step 5 – Submission of Application Form: Finally, the candidates will have to submit their filled application form.
Application Fees of GATE 2019
Male Category (General/OBC) and Others
SC/ST/PwD and Women (All categories)
International Students – Dubai and Singapore
International Students – Addis Ababa, Colombo, Dhaka and Kathmandu
GATE Statistics Over the Years
GATE 2019 Application Correction
IIT Madras will be commencing the application correction process tentatively from the second week to third week of November 2018. During the correction procedure, the registered candidates will be able to change some of their submitted information after logging into their GOAPS account. Certain amount of money will have to be paid for the changes made. It has to be remembered that not all details will be open for correction.
GATE 2019 Exam Centres
While filling the application form, the candidates will be able to select their preferred exam centres of GATE 2019. IIT Madras will be releasing the list of various cities under the eight zonal centres where the examination will be conducted.
GATE Zonal Centres 2019
Name of Zonal Centres
How to Prepare for GATE 2019
GATE is considered to be one of the toughest entrance engineering examinations to crack. To keep the preparation process in full swing, the candidates can read the important information about the exam pattern, syllabus of GATE 2019 along with the sample papers.
Watch Video on How to prepare for GATE
GATE Exam Pattern 2019
The candidates are advised to be familiar with the exam pattern of GATE 2019 to prepare well for the examination. By checking the exam pattern, the candidates will be able to know the duration, nature of questions asked, mode of examination and more.
GATE 2019 Exam Pattern
Mode of Exam
Online (Computer Based Test)
Total Number of Papers
Nature of Questions
Multiple Choice Questions (MCQs) and Numerical Answer Type (NAT) Questions
Total Number of Questions
65 Questions (including 10 questions from General Aptitude)
Design of Questions
The questions are designed to test the following abilities:
Distribution of Questions in all papers except AR, CY, EY, GG, MA, PH and XL
Engineering Mathematics – 15 Marks
Technical Questions – 70 Marks
General Aptitude – 15 Marks
Distribution of Questions in all papers AR, CY, EY, GG, MA, PH and XL
Questions from Subject Concerned – 85 Marks
General Aptitude – 15 Marks
The questions will be worth 1 or 2 marks.
1/3 marks will be deducted for the questions carrying 1 mark while 1/2 marks will be cut for questions carrying 2 marks
Marking Scheme of GATE 2019
General Aptitude (GA) Marks
AE, AR, AG, BT, CE, CH, CS, CY, EC, EE, EY, GG, IN, MA, ME, MN, MT, PE, PH, PI and TF.
XE (Section A + Any Two Sections)
15 + 2 x 35
XL (Section P + Any Two Sections)
25 + 2 x 30
GATE 2019 Paper Codes
The examination of GATE 2019 will be conducted for 23 papers. The candidates are requested to remember the paper code of the entrance examination as it will be required while filling the application form or other examination processes.
Paper Codes of GATE 2019
Geology and Geophysics
Ecology and Evolution
GATE 2019 Paper Codes for XE and XL Papers
XE Paper Sections
XL Paper Sections
Engineering Mathematics (Compulsory)
Polymer Science and Engineering
Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences
GATE Syllabus 2019
Candidates can check the syllabus of GATE 2019 before commencing their preparation for the entrance examination. The GATE 2019 syllabus will be different according to the discipline selected and studied by the candidates during their qualifying examination. The topics and concepts covered by the candidates in their graduation level will mostly be present in the GATE syllabus. However, the syllabus for the General Aptitude section2019 will remain similar for all papers.
For the General Aptitude Section Syllabus – Click Here
GATE 2019 Mock Test
The authorities will release the mock test of GATE 2019 tentatively in the third week of November 2018. The candidates will be able to practice for the examination through the GATE 2019 mock test. The format of the examination will be reconstructed according to GATE 2018. Since the exam pattern will be similar, the candidates will be able to practice well.
GATE Admit Card 2019
IIT Madras will be releasing the admit card of GATE 2019 in online mode tentatively in the second week of January. Using their GATE enrollment number or email id and password, the candidates will have to log in through GOAPS. The GATE 2019 admit card is an important document which has to be printed and produced at the examination centre. If any candidate fails to bring the admit card to the centre, then he/she will not be allowed to attempt the exam. Along with the admit card, a photo id proof also has to be brought. Personal details of the candidate along with address of the examination venue and timings will be available in the GATE 2019 admit card.
List of Photo ID Proofs:
Valid College ID
Employee Identification Card
Government issued ID
GATE Answer Key 2019
All of the correct responses to the questions asked in the exam will be available in the answer key of GATE 2019. IIT Madras will release the GATE 2019 official answer key tentatively in the third week of February 2019. Using the answer key, the candidates will be able to check the correct answers and calculate their probable secured scores before the result is announced.
GATE Result 2019
IIT Madras will be releasing the result of GATE 2019 tentatively in the third week of March. To download the GATE 2019 result, the candidates will have to submit their enrollment id, registration number and date of birth. All of the details such as the scores and ranks secured by the candidates will be present in the GATE result 2019. The candidates who secure scores equal to more than the cutoff will be able to download their score card.
Steps to Download GATE 2019 Result
Enrollment id, registration number and date of birth will have to be provided by the candidates.
Click on “Submit”
After submitting the details, the result will be displayed on the screen.
Qualified candidates will be able to download their score card.
GATE 2019 Score Card
The score card of GATE 2019 will be available tentatively from the fourth week of March. GATE 2019 score card will be released only for those candidates who meet the determined cutoff and will be available for only a limited point of time. The score card will be valid for a period of three years from the date of announcement of result.
Details given in GATE Score Card 2019
Name of the candidate
GATE 2019 Registration Number
Attempted paper of the candidate
Score of GATE 2019 (Out of 1000)
Raw Score (Total Marks obtained out of 100)
Validity of GATE 2019 Score Card
All India Rank
Category-wise Qualifying Marks
Total number of candidates appearing for the paper
GATE Cutoff 2019
The cutoff of GATE 2019 is the minimum marks that the candidates will have to secure to qualify the examination. The cutoff acts as a screening process for admission into the various institutes offered M.Tech admissions through GATE. However, PSU’s will be releasing their own cutoff criteria for recruitment.
Previous Year’s GATE Cutoff
Computer Science (CS)
Civil Engineering (CE)
Electrical Engineering (EE)
Mechanical Engineering (ME)
Electronics and Communication (EC)
Production Engineering (PI)
Instrumentation Engineering (IN)
Aerospace Engineering (AE)
Chemical Engineering (CH)
Geology and Geophysics (GG)
Architectural Engineering (AR)
Agricultural Engineering (AG)
Petroleum Engineering (PE)
Careers360 will be releasing the college predictor of GATE 2019 tentatively after the results are announced. Candidates can use the college predictor to shortlist the colleges which will be available for admission based on the candidates' obtained scores/ranks in GATE 2019 examination. To use the college predictor, the candidates will have to log in using their Facebook, Google or registered account. It is to be remembered that the result of GATE 2019 college predictor will be indicative in nature.
GATE Counselling 2019
IIT Madras will not be conducting a common counselling of GATE 2019. For admissions into the various institutes, the candidates will have to individually apply for allotment. Using the scores and ranks secured in the examination, the candidates will be able to apply for admissions and recruitment. However, common portals are available for those candidates who wish to apply for IIT and NIT admissions. Candidates who are interested in IITs will be able to apply through GATE COAP, and for NITs, the candidates will have to apply through CCMT.
GATE COAP 2019
GATE Common Offer Acceptance (COAP) is a common portal through which GATE qualified candidates will be able to apply for admissions into IITs. Firstly, the candidates will have to register with their obtained GATE scores and select their IITs of their choice. After reviewing, the admission offers from the applied IITs will be listed out in the GATE COAP portal. The candidates will be able to select their preference from the set of offers and proceed with the admission process.
GATE 2019 Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
Q: I don’t have my Degree Certificate. What will I have to upload?
A: You will have to upload any one of the following documents
Course completion certificate
Membership certificate issued by the society or institute
Final year students, however, must download the Provisional Certificate Letter as per format and get it attested by the Head of Institute/ Dean/ Registrar/ Head of Department. Click here for the certificate.
Q: Can I appear in any GATE paper or only the one in which I have done my under graduation?
A: You can apply for any GATE paper. However, that is not an advisable move as you may face problems during admissions or PSU recruitment. What you should do is to check the PSU recruitment details or the M.Tech eligibility of the institute you wish to apply to and then fill the application form accordingly.
Q: Is there any minimum pass percentage (qualifying exam) or age limit for GATE 2019
A: No, there is no minimum pass percentage asked for the under graduation/ qualifying exam nor is there any age limit.
Q: How many applications can I fill for GATE 2019?
A: You can fill the application for only one GATE paper.
Q: How will I know if my GATE 2019 application is accepted?
A: You have to login through GOAPS and check the status of the application. The status will mention whether it’s under scrutiny, accepted or has defects etc.
Q: I have made some mistakes in the details in my GATE 2019 application form. How can I correct the details now?
A: The authorities opens a correction window after the application process is over. Candidates can make corrections to mistakes made in the details. However, they cannot change the mobile number, email ID, GATE 2018 exam paper and caste certificate. To do the corrections, you have to write to IIT Guwahati and your GATE zonal centre quoting your Enrolment ID along with proof showing the correct information. Candidates will receive an SMS and an Email once this option is enabled by IIT Guwahati
Q: I have paid but the system does not reflect it. What should I do?
A: Make the payment again. Any excess money will be refunded back. However, keep the details of all transactions with you so that you have the record of the payments.
Q: My admit card is unclear. The photograph is blurred. Is it ok to carry it?
A: No. Please write to your zonal centre and send them a copy. They will rectify the problem. You may face problems at the exam centre if you carry an admit card with blurred photograph or unclear print. You may not be allowed into the exam hall.
Q: Can I carry a copy of my Aadhaar Card along with the GATE admit card?
A: No. The original must be carried with your to be verified. Also you must carry the document that you mentioned in your GATE application. If you have mentioned the Aadhaar Card then carry it. If you have mentioned the PAN card and carry the Aadhaar Card, you will not be allowed into the exam hall.
This article is based on previous year’s information. Updated details will be available here as soon it is released by the official authorities.