GATE Entrance Exam 2019: Important Dates, Syllabus, Application Process and Fee, Exam Pattern, & Eligibility

Last Modified: 20 May 2024

Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering (GATE 2019) is one of the toughest examinations conducted by Ministry of Human Resource Development for admission to various master and doctoral level programmes of prestigious engineering institutes and various other services in both public and private sectors. This article will throw light on the latest information on GATE Entrance Exam 2019 regarding application form, eligibility criteria, fee structure, examination date, the pattern of examination and scorecard. 

GATE Exam 2019 Important Dates

Exam events

Important dates (Tentative)

GATE Online Application Processing System (GOAPS) Begins

1st week of September 2018

Last Date for Online Application submission


1st week of October 2018

Admit Card Availability

1st week of January 2019

GATE Exam 2019

Morning: 9:00 AM to 12:00 Noon

Afternoon: 2:00 PM to 5:00 PM

1st week of February 2019

The announcement of the Result

3rd week of March 2019

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Other Important Details

IITs and IISc will be conducting GATE 2019 examination in India and abroad on a rotational basis. The various centres outside the country include the following:  

  • Dubai
  • Singapore
  • Kathmandu
  • Dhaka
  • Colombo
  • Addis Ababa

GATE Exam 2018 Pattern & Syllabus


Details about the GATE Exam

Mode of Examination

Online mode (computer-based test)

Number of question paper


Number of questions

There will be 65 questions.

Nature of questions

MCQs & Numerical type questions

Total Marks


Marking Scheme

1 or 2 marks for MCQ questions and 1 or 2 marks for numerical type questions

Negative Marking Scheme

For 1 mark question, 1/3 marks will be deducted and for 2 marks question, 2/3 mark will be deducted

Duration of the exam

3 hours

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List of Subjects for GATE 2018 Exam

Paper code

Name of Paper /Subject


Aerospace Engineering


Geology and Geophysics



Agricultural  Engineering


Instrumentation  Engineering


Architecture and Planning






Mechanical Engineering


Civil Engineering


Mining Engineering


Chemical Engineering


Metallurgical Engineering


Computer Science and Information Technology


Petroleum Engineering






Production and industrial engineering



Electronics and Communication Engineering


Textile Engineering and Fibre Science


Electrical Engineering


Ecology and Evolution


Engineering Sciences


Life Sciences

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Note: The two papers—XL and XR—further comprise the following sections:


XE Section


Engineering Mathematics


Fluid Mechanics


Materials Science


Solid Mechanics D


Thermodynamics E


Polymer Science and Engineering


F Food Technology


Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences

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XL Section


Chemistry (Compulsory)










Food Technology

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Eligibility criteria for GATE Exam 2019

Age limit

There is no age limit for the candidates taking GATE examination


The candidates with Indian citizenship are eligible for this exam. Apart from this, the candidates belonging to other countries—Singapore, U.A.E., Ethiopia, Sri-Lanka, Nepal and Bangladesh are also eligible for this exam. 

Educational qualifications

  • B. Tech/ B.E /B.Arch/ B.Sc./diploma holders are requisite qualifications for this exam.
  • Candidates with a Bachelor’s degree in architecture (five-year duration) are eligible.
  • Candidates with a Bachelor’s degree in science stream (4 years duration) are eligible.
  • Candidates with Masters Degree in computer application, statistics, science and in any branch of Mathematics are also eligible to appear for this exam. 
  • Candidates, who have obtained degrees in engineering equivalent to B. Tech/B.E. from those institutions, which are recognised by MHRD/ AICTE / UPSC are also fit for Gate exams. 
  • Note: Candidates appearing in final year examinations of the courses mentioned above are also fit for Gate exam.

GATE Exam 2019 Application Process

The candidates applying for GATE 2019 exam need to go through the GATE Online Application Processing System. The process of applications starts with the registration of GOAPS. While registering themselves, candidates need to give their valid mobile numbers and email addresses and create a strong password. These two things are very important as they are used for communication purposes. After successful registration, candidates get an enrollment id. To have interaction with the administration of GATE, candidates can use the GOAPS interface and do the following things:

  • Apply for the GATE exams
  • Upload all the required documents—certificates, signature, photographs etc.
  • Pay the application fee payment
  • Now, track the status of the application form, whether it is accepted, rejected, under scrutiny etc.
  • Get the admit card by downloading
  • See result and download GATE scorecard

Application Fee for GATE 2019 Exam

Candidates are required to pay their fees through online mode by using either debit or credit card or net banking. Once deposited, the fee will be non-transferable and non-refundable.

For Indian Examination Centres


Fee amount


₹ 750

Female Applicants

₹ 750

All other applicants

₹ 1500

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For Foreign Countries Examination Centres


Fee amount

Addis Ababa, Colombo, Dhaka and Kathmandu

US $50

Dubai and Singapore

US $100

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Note: Indian applicants can pay the fee through e-challan or net banking. The foreign candidates can pay the fee through Credit Card or Net Banking. 

Other details

Admit Card

  • Candidates can download their admit cards from the online portal by entering their email addresses/enrollment ID and password.
  • Admit cards will not be sent to candidates by email or post.
  • Downloading of Gate hall ticket 2019 will start during the first week of January 2019.
  • Before commencement of the exam, biometric information (fingerprints and photograph) of candidates will be taken.
  • Candidates are advised to bring original ID proof along with admit card on the day of examination.
  • Candidates should get admit cards in colour print.

GATE Exam 2019 Results

GATE 2019 results will be announced in the third week of March 2019 (tentative). The score will remain valid for three years from the date of announcement of result.

GATE Exam Score Card

The scorecard will be provided to the passed candidates. It will be soon released after the declaration of results.

GATE scorecard will remain valid for three years after the declaration of the result.

Candidates are advised to download their scoreboard during the fourth week of March 2019.



Q. Is the date for GATE 2019 exam declared?

It is expected to start during the 1st week of February 2019. No specific date is fixed yet.

Q. If a candidate is 40 plus, is he or she eligible for taking GATE exam?

Yes, he or she is perfectly eligible for this exam as there is no age limit for candidates taking this examination.

Q. If a candidate is a graduate with Bachelor’s degree in science (B.Sc.), then can he or she apply for GATE exam?

Undoubtedly,  he can she can apply as this exam is open for all graduates including science and engineering.

Q. If a candidate belongs to Bhutan, then can he or she go for this exam?

No, only those foreign candidates can apply who belong to Singapore, U.A.E., Ethiopia, Sri-Lanka, Nepal and Bangladesh.

Q. Can SC/ST/other OBCs can apply for this job?

Yes, they too can as there is fee concession for them.

Q. If any discrepancies cropped up while filling the form, can it be corrected later?

No, if candidates have filled the wrong information in the form, it is not liable to be corrected later.

Q. When will GATE 2019 results be declared?

Right now, there is no specific date for declaration of the result. Even then it is expected to be declared during the third week of March 2019.

Q. Is there fee concession for female candidates? If yes then how much she needs to pay?

For female candidates, the fee is at par with the fee structure of SC/ST. They need to pay only ₹ 750 only.

Q. In case candidates fail to carry admit card in the examination hall, will they be allowed to take the examination?

No, not at all! The rules and regulations are very stringent, and candidates need to abide by them.

Q. When will the scorecards be provided to the candidates?

They will be provided soon after the declaration of GATE results.

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