GATE 2019: Application Form, Entrance Exam Date, Syllabus, Eligibility, Pattern, Results, Scorecard


GATE 2019 registration process started on 01st Sep 2018. The Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering 2019 (GATE) is a national level entrance examination mandatory for admission in postgraduate & doctoral courses offered by MHRD supported institutes and other government colleges like IITs, IISc, NITs, GFTIs. GATE comes under the Department of Higher Education, Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD). It is conducted by the Indian Institute of Science (IISc), Bangalore and seven IITs (Bombay, Delhi, Guwahati, Kanpur, Kharagpur, Madras and Roorkee) on a rotation basis on behalf of the National Coordination Board (NCB). IIT Madras will be conducting GATE 2019 exam.

Apart from this, many Public Sector Undertakings (PSUs) like GAIL, BHEL, IOCL, ONGC, 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).

GATE 2019 Latest Notification: The application form for GATE 2019 is available on the official website from 1st September 2018. IIT, Madras will organise the GATE exam in online mode for the year 2019. The institute will conduct the GATE 2019 on 2nd, 3rd, 9th & 10th February 2019

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Here are the complete details for GATE entrance exam 2019 -

GATE 2019 Entrance Exam Quick Overview

Name of the Exam

GATE (Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering)

Conducting Authority 2019

IIT Madras

Official Website

Exam Occurrence

Once in a year

No. of Test Takers

Over 9 Lakhs

Mode of Exam

Online – Computer Based Test

Exam Type

National Level

Offered Courses

Postgraduate & Doctoral courses (M.E./M.Tech/Ph.D.)

Important Changes for GATE 2019

  • From 2019 GATE will be conducted for a total of 24 papers. A new paper of "Statistics" (Code - "ST") has been added.
  • This year aspirants can also submit the application form after the due date with a late fee of ₹ 500.
  • No need to upload thumb impression while submitting the GATE 2019 application form.
  • Scientific Calculators are not allowed. (Virtual calculator will be given to candidate at the time of the exam.)

Available Application Forms

GATE Exam 2019 Important Dates

GATE 2019 Exam Events

Important Dates

Official Notification Released on (IIT Madras Website Launched)

06 July 2018

GATE Online Application Processing System (GOAPS) begins

1st September 2018


Last Date for Online Application Submission

21 September 2018

Last Date for Registration (with late fee)

1 October 2018

Last Date for Exam Centre Change Request

16 November 2018

GATE 2019 Admit Card Available from

4 January 2019

GATE Exam 2019

Morning: 9:00 AM to 12:00 Noon

Afternoon: 2:00 PM to 5:00 PM

2, 3, 9 & 10 February 2019

GATE Aptitude Test Result Announcement

16 March 2019

Counselling Start From

1st week of April 2019

GATE 2019 Paperwise Exam Dates

As more than 9 lakh candidates are appearing is GATE 2019 exam, the exam is scheduled to be held in 8 sessions (2 sessions per day) according to the Paper Code. Here is the tentative paper-wise schedule for GATE entrance exam 2019.

Gate 2019 Exam Schedule

Test Paper Codes

2nd February 2019 (9:00 AM to 12:00 Noon)


2nd February 2019 (2:00 PM to 5:00 PM)


3rd February 2019 (9:00 AM to 12:00 Noon)


3rd February 2019 (2:00 PM to 5:00 PM)


9th February 2019 (9:00 AM to 12:00 Noon)


9th February 2019 (2:00 PM to 5:00 PM)


10th February 2019 (9:00 AM to 12:00 Noon)


10th February 2019 (2:00 PM to 5:00 PM)


GATE Exam Previous Years Solved Papers

GATE Exam 2019 Pattern & Syllabus

GATE Exam Paper Pattern 2019

Find complete information about GATE 2019 latest exam pattern, structure, marking scheme, paper codes, etc.

GATE Exam 2019

Exam Pattern Details

Mode of Examination

Online - CBT (Computer Based Test)

Number of question paper

1 (Candidate can appear only in any one paper)

Number of questions

65 (10 questions from General Aptitude)

GATE 2019 Subjects

24 (including new Statistics subject)

Nature of questions

Objective Type (MCQs) and Numerical Answer Type (NAT)

Total Marks


Duration of the exam

3 hours (180 minutes)


1. General Aptitude (Compulsory)

2. Selected Subject

Marking Scheme

Objective Type Paper - 1 or 2 marks

Numerical Answer Type - 1 or 2 marks

Negative Marking Scheme

Only for MCQs. (For 1 mark question, 1/3 mark will be deducted, and for 2 marks question, 1/2 mark will be deducted)

No negative marking for NAT questions.

GATE 2019 Subject wise Marking Scheme


No. of Questions



Total Marks

General Aptitude (GA)

Total Questions - 10

Total Marks - 15

(Common in all 24 papers)









AE, AG, BT, CE, CH, CS, EC, EE, IN, ME, MN, MT, PE, PI, ST, TF, AR, CY, EY, MA, PH (except GG, XE and XL)














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GG (Geology and Geophysics) Paper Marking Scheme

Part A (Compulsory)

25 questions of 1 mark each = 25 Marks

Part B will have 2 sections & aspirants have to attempt any one

Section 1 - Geology

Section 2 - Geophysics

30 questions of 2 marks each = 60 Marks

Total 55 Questions

25 marks + 60 marks + 15 marks of GA = Total 100 marks 

XE (Engineering) Paper Marking Scheme

Section A (Compulsory)

7 questions of 1 mark each

4 questions of 2 marks each

Total 11 questions of 15 marks

Sections B to H

(Attempt Any Two)

9 questions of 1 mark each

13 questions of 2 marks each

Total 22 questions of 35 marks per section

Total 55 Questions

15 marks + 70 marks + 15 marks of GA = Total 100 marks 

XL (Life Science) Paper Marking Scheme

Section P Chemistry (Compulsory)

5 questions of 1 mark each

10 questions of 2 marks each

Total 15 questions of 25 marks

Sections Q to U

(Attempt Any Two)

10 questions of 1 mark each

10 questions of 2 marks each

Total 20 questions of 30 marks per section

Total 55 Questions

25 marks + 60 marks + 15 marks of GA = Total 100 marks 

List of GATE 2019 Exam Latest Subjects

The candidates should remember the paper code of the subjects selected by them for the GATE entrance examination. Here is the list of all the 24 subjects and its paper code.

Name of Paper /Subject

Paper Code

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


Statistics (Introduced in GATE 2019)


Engineering Mathematics

XE – A

Fluid Mechanics

XE – B

Materials Science

XE – C

Solid Mechanics

XE – D


XE – E

Polymer Science and Engineering

XE – F

Food Technology

XE – G

Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences

XE – H

Chemistry (Compulsory)

XL - P


XL - Q


XL - R


XL - S


XL - T

Food Technology

XL - U

GATE Exam 2019 Eligibility

Candidates should check the GATE eligibility criteria defined by the conducting authority before applying for the 2019 exam. The detailed eligibility criteria for GATE 2019, i.e. age limit, education qualification, nationality, etc. are given below.

Age Limit

There is no age limit to apply for the GATE Examination.


  • Candidate should be an Indian citizen.
  • Also, the candidate from Bangladesh, Nepal, Sri Lanka, Ethiopia, U.A.E and Singapore are eligible to appear for the exam.

Educational Qualification

To apply for GATE Entrance Exam 2019, aspirants must meet any of the below qualification criteria.

  • Bachelor’s Degree (B.Tech/ B.E /B.Pharm) in Engineering/Technology (4 years after 10+2 or 3 years after B.Sc. or diploma).
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Architecture (B.Arch - 5 years).
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Science (B.Sc - 4 years after 10+2).
  • Masters Degree (M.Sc/MA/MCA) in any branch of Mathematics, Science, Statistics or Computer Application.
  • 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 professional societies recognised by the UPSC/AICTE/MHRD, are also eligible to appear for the GATE Exam 2019.
  • Applicants from other countries must have a Bachelor’s Degree/ Master’s Degree in engineering or science stream.

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

Pass Percentage

There is no minimum pass percentage required to apply for GATE 2019.

GATE Exam 2019 Application Process

How to Apply for Gate 2019 Exam

Candidates can apply for GATE exam from 01st September 2018 through GOAPS (GATE Online Application Processing System) website ( The application process starts with GOAPS registration. The applicants are required to register with a valid e-mail address and mobile number. The same email address or mobile number will be used for all future communications. On successful registration, candidates will receive an enrollment id. The last date for application form submission is 27th September 2018 or 01st October 2018 with a late fee.

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

  • Apply for the GATE Exam 2019
  • Upload required documents such as Signature, Photographs, certificates, etc.
  • Application fee payment
  • Track the status of 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

All candidates are required to pay the application fee along with the application form. The application fee is Non-refundable and Non-transferable. The application fee for GATE exam can be paid online through Net-Banking, credit card, debit card or e-challan. International candidates can pay their application fee through the Net Banking or by using their Credit Card.


(Both Indian & Internation)

Application Fee till 21 September 2018

(Without Late Fee)

Application Fee till 01 October 2018

(With Late Fee)


₹ 750

₹ 1250

Female Applicants

₹ 750

₹ 1250

Other Male applicants (General, OBC, etc.)

₹ 1500

₹ 2000

Internation Applicants

Addis Ababa, Colombo, Dhaka and Kathmandu

US$ 50

US$ 70

Internation Applicants

Dubai and Singapore

US$ 100

US$ 120

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GATE 2019 Application Correction Process

It is advised that candidates should fill the application form carefully before submission, as not much correction will be allowed after that. Applicants are allowed to make some change in the application from the second week of November till 16 November 2018 after paying a certain amount of fee. These corrections can only be done by logging into the GOAPS account. Some of the allowed corrections are - 

  • Correction in exam centre can be done till 16th Nov 2018 with correction fee.
  • It is expected that correction can be done in the name of the Candidate, Gender, Category, PwD status, Date of Birth, Qualifying Degree, Year of Qualifying, Parents Name with a document proof.

Other Details

GATE Exam 2019 Admit Card

Candidates can download the GATE 2019 Admit Card online from GOAPS portal from 4th January 2019 onwards. No hard copies of the Admit Card will be sent to candidates on their mailing address. GATE Admit Card displays the candidate’s name, the location of the exam centre, photograph, signature of the candidate, exam date, paper code, etc. 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 & Score Card

GATE 2019 result is scheduled to be announced on 16th March 2019 on the GOAPS website. After the result announcement, qualified candidates can download their GATE scorecard. GATE scorecard can be downloaded from 3rd 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 until 31st December 2019 (Tentative). The GATE score will be valid for three years from the date of result announcement.

GATE Counselling 2019

The GATE counselling 2019 will be started in the first week of April 2019. GATE qualifiers, who wish to get into the IITs, NITs and government-funded institutes, will be required to appear for Group Discussion and Personal Interview conducted by these colleges separately (as these institutes have separate counselling process). Specifically, the qualified students have to apply for NITs through CCMT (Centralised Counselling for M.Tech/M.Plan) and IITs through GATE COAP (Common Offer Acceptance Portal).

GATE Statistics

GATE 2019 Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Q. What are the dates for GATE 2019 Exam?

The GATE 2019 Exam will be held on 2, 3, 9 & 10 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. What is the eligibility criteria for 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. If there is an age limit for the GATE 2019 Exam?

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

Q. Is it necessary to send the hard copy of Application form to the conduction authority?

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

Q. How to track the status of online application form?

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

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

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

Q. Can any changes be made after submitting the online application form?

Yes, only a few changes are allowed after the form submission with a certain fee.

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

The candidate should take the print-out 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.