GATE Admit Card 2019
Surbhi Mehtani, 07 Dec 2018, #GATE

GATE Admit Card 2019 - IIT Madras will release the GATE 2019 admit card on January 4 in online mode. Candidates who have registered for the entrance exam can download the GATE admit card 2019 by using their enrollment ID or email ID and password through GOAPS. It is to be noted that the GATE 2019 admit card will not be sent to any candidate; they will be required to download it. However, before downloading the admit card of GATE 2019, it is important that candidates check all the details mentioned over it and in case of any discrepancies, immediately inform the authorities.No request for any changes in the examination centre, date or time as specified in the GATE admit card 2019 will be taken into consideration by the authorities. On the GATE examination day, candidates will be required to carry their admit cards along with original identity proof, otherwise, entry inside the hall will be restricted. Candidates can get complete information in this article about GATE 2019 admit card including the process to download it, availability dates, and particulars of admit card, etc.

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Release of GATE 2019 admit card

January 4, 2019


Last date to download admit card

February 10, 2019


GATE 2019 entrance exam

February 2, 3, 9 & 10, 2019


GATE 2019 result announcement

March 16, 2019

How to download GATE Admit Card 2019?

 To check and download the admit card of GATE 2019, candidates need to follow the steps given below.

  • Click on the link given (it will be updated as the admit card will be released)

  • Enter GATE 2019 enrollment number/ email id and password

  • Click on “Submit” button

  • The admit card will appear on the screen

  • Check the details mentioned over it and if satisfied, download it

  • Take 2 color printouts of the admit card on A4 sized paper 

GATE admit card window looks like the window given below:

GATE Admit Card


Steps to Retrieve GATE 2019 Enrollment ID and Password

 Candidates need to follow the given steps to check their enrollment ID and password in case they forget it.

In case candidates forgot Password?

  • Click on “Request for OTP”. The OTP will be sent to the candidates’ registered mobile number.

  • The OTP has to be submitted after which the candidates will be able to reset their password.

In case candidates forgot Enrollment ID?

  • Click on “Forgot Enrollment ID”

  • Candidates will have to enter their registered mobile number.

  • The Enrollment ID will be sent to the registered mobile number and email ID of the candidate.

Details mentioned over GATE admit card 2019

  • Date of the entrance exam

  • Time of the exam

  • Registration number

  • Name of the candidate

  • GATE paper appearing for

  • Examination centre code, name and address

  • Photograph of the candidate

  • Signature of the candidate

  • GATE organizing chairman signature

  • Exam day instructions to the candidate

Sample image of the GATE admit card/hall ticket



Things to keep in mind while downloading the GATE admit card 2019

Since GATE 2019 admit card is an important document to carry to the examination hall, candidates must download it properly keeping the following things in mind.

  • Candidates must not forget to check all the details mentioned in the admit card, of whether they are clear and correct or not.

  • It is important to check the clarity of the photograph in the admit card. In case, the photograph is not identifiable, then the admit card of GATE will not be valid. Also, if the photograph on the admit card does not match with the person appearing in the exam, the person will not be allowed inside the examination hall.

  • The signature as on the admit card must also be checked off their clarity and visibility. The signature must match the one which will be used in the examination centre.

  • GATE 2019 registration number must be checked as if it is correct and clearly mentioned or not.

  • Candidates must take a print out of GATE admit card on A4 size paper. For this, a laser colour printer must be used.

Photo Identification Proofs to be carried along with GATE Admit Card 2019

Candidates must mark this – the GATE 2019 admit card has to be carried along with an original photo identification proof. Candidates will NOT be allowed inside the examination hall if they forget to carry their identity proof. Only carrying GATE admit card to the exam hall will not be enough. The identification proof produced along with the admit card of GATE must be the same as used during the application procedure.

Identification Proofs to be carried (anyone) – Indian Candidates

  • Passport

  • PAN Card

  • Voter ID

  • Aadhaar Card

  • College ID

  • Employee ID

  • Driving License

Identification Proofs to be carried (anyone) – International Candidates

  • Valid Passport

  • Government issued ID

  • College ID

  • Employee ID

Instructions on GATE Admit Card 2019 for the exam day

  • The admit card of GATE 2019 must be presented for verification along with the original valid photo identification proof specified at the time of filling the application form. A photo ID proof can be any of the following - Passport, PAN Card, Voter ID, Aadhaar-UID, College ID, Employee ID, or Driving License.

  • GATE 2019 admit card will be valid only if the candidate’s photograph and signature are clear and legible. To ensure this, the candidates should take a colored printout of the admit card on an A4 size paper using a laser printer.

  • All candidates are requested to report at the examination venue 60 minutes before the exam starts. Candidates can also visit/locate the venue a day before to avoid any last minute confusion and to reach in time on the exam day.

  • Only after all of the credentials are verified, the candidates will be allowed to appear in the examination.

  • No candidate will be allowed to enter the examination venue after 9.30 am.

  • Candidates will be allowed to occupy their allotted seats 45 minutes before scheduled start of the exam. The candidates will have to log in and start reading all of the instructions 20 minutes before the examination commences.

  • Before the examination ends, the candidates will not be permitted to leave the examination hall.

  • Personal calculators, mobile phones, watches or any other electronic devices will not be allowed in the examination hall. A virtual scientific calculator will be available on the computer screen during the exam. Candidates will not be allowed to bring any charts/tables/papers into the examination hall. GATE authorities will not be responsible for the personal belongings of the candidate.

  • For rough work, the candidates will be provided with scribble pads. All candidates will have to write their name and registration number on the scribble pad before he/she uses it. The scribble pad has to be returned to the invigilator at the end of the exam.

GATE 2019 Exam Pattern



Mode of Exam

Computer Based Exam (Online)

Exam Duration

3 hours (180 minutes)

Total Number of Questions


Type of Question

Two types of questions asked:

  • Multiple Choice Questions (MCQ)

  • Numerical Answer Type (NAT) Questions

Total Marks



GATE 2019 question paper will consist of three sections:

  • General Aptitude

  • Engineering Mathematics (for XL papers it is Chemistry)

  • Subject – Specific section

General Aptitude Section

General Aptitude (GA) section will have 10 questions. 5 of the questions will be of 1 mark and the remaining 5 will be of 2 marks. Therefore, the total marks for this section will be 15 marks.

Marking Scheme

  • 1 mark MCQs – 1/3 mark will be deducted for every wrong answer.

  • 2 mark MCQs – 2/3 mark will be deducted for every wrong response.

  • Zero marks will be awarded for unattempted questions

  • No negative marking will be done for Numerical Answer Type (NAT) questions

FAQs on GATE Admit Card 2019

Ques: When will I receive my GATE admit card?

Ans: You will not receive the admit card of GATE by email or post as it will be available in online mode only. You will have to log in and download it. The facility to download it will be activated by IIT Madras from the first week of January onwards.

Ques: I checked my GATE admit card. The photo and signature are not clear. What should I do?

Ans: In this case, download the admit card and email your GATE zonal centre specifying the problem attaching the copy of the admit card with it. They will rectify and send the correct one. To know your GATE zonal centre, check the IIT that is coordinating for your GATE 2019 exam centre. That will be your GATE zonal centre to whom you have to send the email to. 

Ques: Are there any specification about the printout of the GATE admit card?

Ans: Yes. The authorities have specified that GATE 2019 admit card must be a colour printout on an A4 sized paper. It is important to follow this guideline to avoid being restricted from going inside the exam hall.

Ques: Is it compulsory to carry the original Photo ID along with the GATE admit card?

Ans: Yes, it is compulsory. You will not be allowed to enter the examination hall in case, you don’t carry it. You need to carry your original Photo ID of the document you mentioned while filling the GATE 2019 application form. You will not be allowed inside the hall if you carry any other document.

Ques: Do I have to take out a coloured print for my GATE 2019 admit card?

Ans: Yes, you will have to take out the admit card in coloured print on A4 size paper.

Ques: My photograph in the GATE 2019 admit card is blurred. Is it okay?

Ans: Yes, it will be okay. However, please contact the authorities to get it corrected.  

 Ques: Do I have to bring a hard copy of GATE 2019 admit card? Or will a soft copy also work?

Ans: No, you cannot use any soft copy of GATE 2019 admit card. You will have to print out the admit card and bring it physically to the exam centre.

Ques: Is it necessary to preserve my GATE 2019 admit card?

Ans: Yes, it is necessary to keep GATE admit card 2019 safe as the scores of GATE will be valid for 3 years from the date of result declaration. If you qualify and wish to take admissions in M.Tech programme a year later, you will be required to produce the admit card and the scorecard. Many PSUs recruit on the basis of GATE scores and at times they recruit on the basis of the previous year GATE scores. In such a case, you will be required to present GATE admit card while applying for the same. Therefore, it is advisable to keep a copy of GATE admit card 2019 safely. 

Ques: Is there any way I can retrieve my lost or forgotten Enrollment ID or password? 

Ans: Yes, there is. You will have to visit the official website and click on "Forgot Enrolment ID or Password" and complete the given steps:

  • In case you have forgotten your password, then you will have to provide your Enrolment ID and the request for an OTP. You will be able to change your password after entering your OTP.
  • If you have forgotten your Enrolment ID, then click on "Forgot Enrolment ID". You will be able to get the enrolment ID through SMS. 

Ques: Whom should I contact if the details in my GATE 2019 admit card are wrong?

Ans: In case there is any discrepancy in the admit card, you will have to immediately contact the authorities. 

Ques: Will I be provided with a rough sheet for calculations?

Ans: Yes, you will be provided with a scribble pad. However, you will have to submit it back after the examination ends.

Ques: What things will I be allowed to bring inside the GATE 2019 exam centre?

Ans: Only your admit card and ID proof will be allowed inside the exam centre. Any electronic gadgets, papers, clip-boards, log tables and more will not be allowed inside the GATE 2019 exam centre.

Ques: Can I use a physical calculator in the exam centre?

Ans: No, you will not be allowed to. There will be an online scientific calculator for you at the centre.

Ques: Will GATE 2019 be an online or offline examination?

Ans: GATE 2019 will be conducted as a Computer-based examination

Ques: What is the total number of questions asked in GATE 2019

Ans: There will be 65 questions in GATE 2019

Ques: Which questions have 1 mark value?

Ans: Multiple choice questions and Numerical answer type questions are 1 mark questions

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