GATE Entrance Exam 2019: Application Form, Exam Date, Eligibility and Fee, Exam Pattern, Results, Score Card


The Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering (GATE) is a mandatory examination for admission in postgraduate courses offered by MHRD (Ministry of Human Resource Development) supported institutes and other government colleges. It is conducted by the Indian Institute of Science (IISc), Bangalore and seven IITs jointly on behalf of the National Coordination Board (NCB)-GATE which comes under Department of Higher Education, Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD).

Apart from this, many Public Sector Undertakings (PSUs) like GAIL, BHEL, IOCL, ONGC, and NTPC etc. use the GATE exam score for their recruitment process. Recently, even the Cabinet Secretariat has started utilising the GATE score for the recruitment of candidates under Group ‘A’ category, for the post of SRO (Senior Research Officer) and SFO (Senior Field Officer).

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Here are the complete details for GATE entrance exam 2019

Available Application Forms

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

2nd 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

February 2019

The announcement of the Result

March 2019

Other Important Details

  • IIT Guwahati is the organising institute for the GATE entrance exam 2019.
  • The examination will be conducted both in India and abroad. Following are the examination centres outside the country:
    • Addis Ababa (Ethiopia)
    • Colombo (Sri Lanka)
    • Dhaka (Bangladesh)
    • Dubai (UAE)
    • Kathmandu (Nepal) and
    • Singapore

GATE Exam 2019 Pattern & Syllabus


Details about the GATE Exam

Mode of Examination

CBT or Computer Based Test

Number of question paper


Number of questions


Nature of questions

Objective Type and Numerical Answer type

Total Marks


Marking Scheme

Objective Type Paper - 1 or 2 marks

Numerical Answer Type - 1 or 2 marks

Negative Marking Scheme

Only for Objective Type Paper. For 1 mark question, 1/3rd mark will be deducted for a wrong answer and for 2 marks questions 2/3rd marks will be deducted for each wrong answer


No negative marking for Numerical Answer Type questions

Duration of the exam

3 hours

List of Subjects for GATE 2019 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

Note – The two papers XE and XL comprise of further 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


XL Section


Chemistry (Compulsory)










Food Technology

Recommended Books for GATE Exam 2019

GATE Exam 2019 Eligibility

Age Limit

There is no age limit for the GATE Examination.


The candidate should have Indian citizenship. Also, the candidate from the countries of Bangladesh, Nepal, Sri-Lanka, Ethiopia, U.A.E and Singapore are eligible to appear for the exam.

Educational Qualification

  • Bachelor’s Degree (B. Tech/ B.E /B.Arch) in Engineering/Technology (4 years after 10+2 or 3 years after B.Sc. or diploma).
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Architecture (5 years).
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Science (4 years).
  • Candidates with Masters Degree in any branch of Mathematics, Science, Statistics or Computer Application are also eligible to appear for the exam. Integrated Master’s degree (Post B.Sc.) in Engineering/Technology (4 years or 5 years).
  • Candidates, who have obtained their qualifications (equivalent to B.E./B.Tech) from institutions recognised by the UPSC/AICTE/MHRD, are also eligible to appear for the GATE Exams.

Note: Candidates appearing for final year examinations of the above courses are also eligible for GATE exam.

GATE Exam 2019 Application Process

Candidates can apply for GATE exam 2019 through GOAPS (GATE Online Application Processing System) website (

The application process starts with GOAPS registration. The candidates are required to register with a valid e-mail address and mobile number and create a strong password. The email address or mobile number is used for all future communications. On successful registration, candidates receive an enrollment id.

Candidates can utilise the GOAPS interface to interact with the GATE administration and do the following:

  • Apply for the GATE Exams
  • Upload required documents such as Signature, Photographs, certificates etc.
  • Application fee payment
  • Track the status of their application form online: Received, Accepted, Under Scrutiny, Rejected, Reasons of Rejection, Defect status, Status after Rectification etc.
  • Download admit card.
  • View Result and Download GATE scorecard.

Application Fee for GATE 2019 Exam

All candidates are required to pay an application fee along with their application form. The application fee is Non-refundable and Non-transferable.

For Indian Examination Centres


Fee Amount


₹ 750

Female Applicants

₹ 750

All other applicants

₹ 1500

For Foreign Countries Examination Centres


Fee Amount

Addis Ababa, Colombo, Dhaka and Kathmandu

US$ 50

Dubai and Singapore

US$ 100

The application fee for GATE exam can be paid online through Net-Banking or e-challan. The international candidates can pay their application fee through the Net Banking or by using their Credit Card.

Other Details

GATE Exam 2019 Admit Card

Candidates can download their Admit Card from the online portal from 5th January 2019 (tentative) onwards. No hard copies of the Admit Card will be sent to candidates on their mailing address. Don’t forget to carry your admit card to the examination centre along with you Identity proof (PAN card, Aadhaar card, passport, voter ID, driving license etc.). GATE Admit card and original ID proof are mandatory to enter into the examination hall.

GATE Exam 2019 Results

GATE 2019 results are scheduled to be announced in March 2019 at GOAPS website. The score will be valid for three years from the date of result announcement.

GATE Exam 2019 Score Card

After the result announcement, qualified candidates can download their GATE scorecard. GATE scorecard can be downloaded from 2nd Week of March 2019 to May 2019. After 31st May 2019 (Tentative), GATE score card (soft copy) will be available for a payment of ₹ 500 (five hundred) until 31st December 2019 (Tentative).


Q. 1. What is the date of GATE 2019 Exam?

The GATE 2019 Exam will be held in February 2019. Each day it will be conducted in two sessions: Morning Sessions from 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM and in the Afternoon Session from 2:00 AM – 5:00 PM.

Q.2. What is the eligibility for the GATE Exam?

The candidate should have done his Bachelors in Science or Engineering. Students in the final year of their graduation can also appear for the GATE Exam. 

Q.3. If there is an age limit for the GATE Exam?

No, there is no age limit for the GATE Exam.

Q. 4. If the hard copy of Application form is to be sent?

No, there is no need to send the hard copy of the Application form. It should be submitted online only.

Q.5. How to track the status of one’s application form online?

Candidate can track the status of their online application form with the help of their login credentials for GOAPS (GATE Online Application Processing System).

Q.6. Is it necessary to upload one’s photograph and signature as per the specified dimensions?

Yes, it is important to submit one’s photograph and signature as per the required dimensions in the application form otherwise it will be rejected.

Q.7. Can any changes be made after filling the online application form and submitting it?

No, it would not be possible for the candidate to make any further changes in the application form once it is being submitted.

Q.8. If a candidate is in the final year of his degree but has not been given a mark sheet, will he be allowed to take up the exam?

Yes, he is eligible to take the GATE Exam, if he provides the provisional certificate or mark sheet of his earlier semesters.

Q.9. What identification proofs are accepted along with the Application form?

Following identification proofs are accepted – Passport, Voter Id, PAN Card, Aadhaar, College id, Employee id and driving license.

Q. 10. How to make payment of application fee through the e-challan mode?

The candidate should get the print of the generated e-challan receipt and go to any branch of SBI and pay the required money. Bank may charge processing fees and other charges.