GATE Admit Card 2019 - The admit cards of GATE 2019 was released by IIT Madras on January 4, 2019. The GATE 2019 exam for all the 24 papers has been successfully conducted by IIT Madras on February 2, 3, 9 and 10 in forenoon and afternoon shifts each day. The GATE 2019 result has been announced on March 15. Candidates who have registered for the entrance exam were allowed to download the GATE admit card 2019 by using their enrollment ID or email ID and password through GOAPS in order to appear in the exam. It is to be noted that the GATE 2019 admit card was not be sent to any candidate; they were 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. You can see the list of GATE Exam Centers here. Latest:GATE 2019 Score Card available now Latest: GATE 2019 Result announced on March 15
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The authorities had released the exam schedule. For certain papers the exam was conducted in two different sessions whereas, others were organized in single session papers. Candidates can check the multi-session papers and single session papers from the table given below:
Multi-Session Papers (Exams in two different sessions)
Geology and Geophysics
Architecture and Planning
Computer Science and Information Technology
Electronics and Communication Engineering
Production and Industrial Engineering
Ecology and Evolution
Textile Engineering and Fibre Science
Sectional-Single Session Papers
Engineering Mathematics (Compulsory)
Polymer Science and Engineering
Atmospheric and Oceanic Science
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.
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
Identification Proofs to be carried (anyone) – International Candidates
Government issued 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)
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
GATE 2019 question paper will consist of three sections:
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.
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
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 is activated by IIT Madras and will be available till February 10.
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