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GATE 2019 Information and Details

GATE 2019 Information and Details

Registration, Application Form, Exam Dates, Syllabus

gate 2019GATE 2019 is coming up! We have compiled a list of necessary information for prospective candidates who plan to participate in the Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering 2019.

Candidates must sit and score for GATE in order to proceed to the next stage of their studies, specifically admission into a masters and direct doctoral programs in the fields of engineering, architecture, and technology, as well as relevant branches of science. Organized by the IITs and IISc, Bangalore on a rotation basis, GATE 2019 is a national level exam.

Check out what you need to do and the latest details of the examination on this page for GATE 2019 that has been divided into easy to read sections, like exam dates, registration process, applicable fees, eligibility criteria, examination format that includes pre and post, syllabus and tips for GATE preparation.

How to start preparing?

GATE 2019 Exam Dates

As of now, dates for GATE 2019 examination are not yet confirmed. However, we have general estimates on the actual dates, GATE exam dates will be continuously updated as official information is released.

Events Dates (Tentative)
GATE 2019 Online Application Form Opens 1st week of September 2018
Last Date for Submission of Application 1st week of October 2018
Last Date for Requesting Change of Examination City 3rd week of November 2018
Admit Card Downloading Starts 1st week of January 2019
GATE Aptitude Test 1st week of February 2019
Answer Key Release Within a few days after examination
Announcement of Results 3rd week of March 2019
Score Card Release 4th week of March 2019
Counseling Starts 1st week of April 2019

GATE 2019 Registration

Before you can sit for GATE 2019 exams, you need to be registered. Follow and complete these steps.

  • Registration forms must only be completed online through the official website.
  • The first week of September to the first week of October 2018 is the registration period and form availability for GATE 2019.
  • You need to submit a photograph (Maximum Size: 480×640 pixels, Minimum Size: 240×320 pixels & Dimension: 3.5cm × 4.5cm) and signature (Maximum Size: 160×560, Minimum Size: 80×280 pixels & Dimension: 2cm × 7cm) that has been digitally scanned.
  • A certificate of qualifying degree must be uploaded, along with other relevant certificates like category certificates and a Dyslexic certificate should you have any.
  • For GATE 2019 examinations, up to three (3) exam cities can be chosen as examination centers.
  • An ID number must be filled by candidates accordingly, for example, Aadhaar-UID, College ID, Driving License, Employee ID, Passport, PAN Card & Voter ID.
  • The hard copy of application and documents do not need to be sent to registration centers.
  • For reference, keep a printed copy of your GATE 2019 application form.


GATE 2019 Application


  • Only online payment for application fees is accepted, either with net banking, debit or credit card.
  • The fee is non-refundable and non-transferable.
  • The table below provides the fee details for GATE aspirants:
Categories Fee
For Examination Centers in India
SC/ST/PwD/ Female candidates Rs. 750
All Other Categories Rs. 1500
For Examination Centers in Foreign Countries (All Candidates)
Addis Ababa, Colombo, Dhaka and Kathmandu US $50
Dubai and Singapore US $100



Application Form Correction:

Please fill in all relevant forms properly. No correction of details will be permitted except at the exam city center ONLY.

Corrections can be made from the 3rd week of November 2018 and a penalty of Rs. 400 will be charged.

Correction for Gender, Category, and PwF status was penalized at Rs. 750 last year.

Candidates may only change Name of the Candidate, Date of Birth, Name of Parent/Guardian, Qualifying Degree, Year of Qualifying Degree and “Have you graduated in the above degree?” at the institution with proof of documents sent to officials.

GATE 2019 Eligibility Criteria

A measure of eligibility criteria must be met to qualify for GATE 2019. Please ensure you meet these requirements before filling in any application forms. The main criteria are:


  • Any Indian national, or Foreign National, may sit for the exam.

Age Limit:

  • There is no age limitation.

 Qualification Criteria:

Qualifying Exam Description about Qualifying Exam Description of Eligible Candidates Passing Year
B.Tech/BE/B.Pharm 4 years Bachelor’s degree holders in Engineering/Technology after 10+2 examination.


3 years Bachelor’s degree holders after B.Sc./Diploma in Engineering/Technology.

Pursuing the final year or already completed. 2019
B.Arch 5 years Bachelor’s degree holders of Architecture. Pursuing the final year or already completed. 2019
B.Sc (Research)/BS Bachelor’s degree in Science after Post diploma.
4 years Bachelor’s degree in Science after 10+2.
Pursuing the 4th year or already completed. 2019
M.Sc/MA/MCA or equivalent Master’s degree in any branch of Science/Mathematics/Statistics/Computer Applications or equivalent. Pursuing the final year or already completed. 2019
Integrated ME/M.Tech (Post-B.Sc) 4 years Post-B.Sc Integrated Master’s degree program in Engineering/Technology. Pursuing the 2nd/3rd/4th year or already completed. 2021
Integrated ME/M.Tech or Dual Degree (after Diploma or 10+2) 5 years Integrated Master’s degree program or Dual Degree program in Engineering/Technology. Pursuing the 4th/5th year or already completed. 2020
Integrated M.Sc/Integrate BS-MS Integrated M.Sc.
5 years Integrated BS-MS program.
Pursuing the final year or already completed. 2019
Professional Society Examinations (equivalent to BE/B.Tech/B.Arch) BE/B.Tech/B.Arch equivalent examinations of Professional Societies, recognized by MHRD/UPSC/AICTE (example: AMIE by Institution of Engineers-India, AMICE by the Institute of Civil Engineers-India) Completed Section A or equivalent of such professional courses. NA

GATE Exam Pattern

This is a list of information about the GATE 2019 examinations pattern.

⦁    23 subjects/papers will be conducted as part of GATE exams 2019.

⦁    Exam medium is a computer-based test (online).

⦁    MCQs and Numerical category question will be asked in the exams.

⦁    Candidates may only attempt one (1) paper for the GATE 2019 exams.

⦁    Exam sessions will be divided into two (2), forenoon (9:00 AM to 12:00 Noon) & afternoon (2:00 PM to 5:00 PM).

⦁    The GATE examination will take 3 hours.

⦁    65 questions on a subject will be tested.

⦁    The total marks for a paper is 100 marks.

⦁    The section on General Aptitude (GA) must be completed.


Marking Scheme:

Pattern of Questions Marks Allotted Negative Marking
Multiple Choice Questions (MCQ) 1 or 2 marks For 1 mark question, 1/3 marks will be deducted.
For 2 marks question, 2/3 mark will be deducted.
Numerical Answer Type (NAT) 1 or 2 marks No negative marking


Marks and Questions Distribution:

Sections Number of Questions & Marks Total Number of Questions Total Marks
General Aptitude (GA) 5 Question carrying 1- mark each & 5 question carrying 2-marks each. 10 15
Question Papers other than GG, XE and XL 25 questions carrying 1-mark each & 30 questions carrying 2-marks each. 55 85
Question Paper GG (Geology and Geophysics) PART A (Compulsory)


PART B 55 85
25 questions carrying 1-mark each. Section 1 (Geology) & Section 2 (Geophysics) (Attempt Any One):

30 questions carrying 2-marks each.

XE Paper (Engineering Sciences) Section A Engineering Mathematics (Compulsory): Sections B to H: (Attempt Any Two) 55 85
7 questions carrying 1-mark each & 4 questions carrying 2-marks each. 9 questions carrying 1-mark each & 13 questions carrying 2-marks.
XL Paper (Life Sciences) Section P Chemistry (Compulsory): Sections Q to U: (Attempt Any Two) 55 85
5 questions carrying 1-mark each & 10 questions carrying 2-marks each. 10 questions carrying 1-mark each & 10 questions carrying 2-marks each.


GATE 2019 Syllabus

GATE 2019 comprises 23 different subjects/papers in the field of engineering, architecture, and technology. Each syllabus for each subject is different. The conducting authority will release the official syllabus for each subject in PDF format. The papers and details of syllabus are:

  • General Aptitude (GA):Verbal Ability & Numerical Ability.
  • Aerospace Engineering (AE):Engineering Mathematics, Flight Mechanics, Space Dynamics, Aerodynamics, Structures, Propulsion.
  • Agricultural Engineering (AG):Engineering Mathematics, Farm Machinery, Farm Power, Soil and Water Conservation Engineering, Irrigation and Drainage Engineering, etc.
  • Architecture and Planning (AR):Architecture and Design, Building Materials, Construction and Management, Building and Structure, Environmental Planning and Design, etc.
  • Biotechnology (BT):Engineering Mathematics, General Biotechnology, Recombinant DNA Technology, Plant and Animal Biotechnology, etc.
  • Civil Engineering (CE): Engineering Mathematics, Structural Engineering, Structural Engineering, Geotechnical Engineering, etc.
  • Chemical Engineering (CH):Engineering Mathematics, Process Calculations and Thermodynamics, Fluid Mechanics and Mechanical Operations, etc.
  • Computer Science and Information Technology (CS): Engineering Mathematics, Digital Logic, Computer Organization and Architecture, Programming and Data Structures, etc.
  • Chemistry (CY):Physical Chemistry, Inorganic Chemistry & Organic Chemistry.
  • Electronics and Communication Engineering (EC):Engineering Mathematics, Networks, Signals and Systems, Electronic Devices, Analog Circuits, Digital Circuits, etc.
  • Electrical Engineering (EE):Engineering Mathematics, Electric Circuits, Electromagnetic Fields, Signals and Systems, Electrical Machines, etc.
  • Ecology and Evolution (EY):Ecology, Evolution, Mathematics and Quantitative Ecology, Behavioural Ecology, etc.
  • Geology and Geophysics (GG):Common Section (Earth and Planetary system, Weathering and soil formation, etc), Geology & Geophysics.
  • Instrumentation Engineering (IN): Engineering Mathematics, Electrical Circuits, Signals and Systems, Control Systems, etc.
  • Mathematics (MA):Linear Algebra, Complex Analysis, Real Analysis, Algebra, Functional Analysis, Numerical Analysis, etc.
  • Mechanical Engineering (ME):Engineering Mathematics, Applied Mechanics and Design, Fluid Mechanics and Thermal Sciences, etc.
  • Mining Engineering (MN):Engineering Mathematics, Mine Development and Surveying, Geomechanics and Ground Control, etc.
  • Metallurgical Engineering (MT):Engineering Mathematics, Thermodynamics and Rate Processes, Extractive Metallurgy, etc.
  • Petroleum Engineering (PE):Linear Algebra, Petroleum Formation Evaluation, Oil and Gas Well Testing, etc.
  • Physics (PH):Mathematical Physics, Classical Mechanics, Electromagnetic Theory, Thermodynamics and Statistical Physics, etc.
  • Production and Industrial Engineering (PI):Engineering Mathematics, General Engineering, Manufacturing Processes I, Quality and Reliability, etc.
  • Textile Engineering and Fibre Science (TF):Engineering Mathematics, Textile Fibers, Fabric manufacture, Structure and Properties, etc.
  • Engineering Mathematics (XE-A), Fluid Mechanics (XE-B), Materials Science (XE-C), Solid Mechanics (XE-D), Thermodynamics (XE-E), Polymer Science and Engineering (XE-F), Food Technology (XE-G), Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences (XE-H).
  • Chemistry (XL-P), Biochemistry (XL-Q), Botany (XL-R), Microbiology (XL-S), Zoology (XL-T) & Food Technology (XL-U).

GATE Preparation Tips

To score well, here are some tips for candidates in the run-up to the GATE 2019 examinations.

⦁    Practice on past year question paper and sample papers.

⦁    Pick suitable study material (reference books, notes) as part of your GATE exam preparations.

⦁    Have an in-depth understanding of all the basic concepts, exam format, and syllabus for your subject of choice.

⦁    Organize your time well using a proper study schedule and use it to cover all your bases.

⦁    Stay healthy and focused.

⦁    Online mock tests are extremely useful to practice on.

⦁    Topic revision is vital for refreshing your memory.


GATE 2019 Admit Card

Here we will explain details regarding the GATE 2019 admit card.

⦁    Examination candidates can get the admit card online by inputting enrolment ID/email address and password.

⦁    There is no possibility to get admit cards for the exams via post or email.

⦁    GATE Hall Ticket 2019 can be downloaded by the first week of January 2019.

⦁    Prior to your GATE 2019 exams, a biometric confirmation will be taken randomly, by fingerprint and photograph.

⦁    You must bring the original copy of your ID as specified in the application, along with the admit card on the day of the exams.

⦁    Admit card must be downloaded in color print.


GATE 2019 Answer Key

All answer keys will be published after the GATE 2019 examinations, usually in a few days. Each subject will have a different answer key release date. Candidates can check it online on the website.

Any objection to answer keys can be submitted within a given time period against a payment.


GATE Result 2019

This section is to enlighten candidates on GATE 2019 results.

⦁    All results will only be announced online through the website.

⦁    Candidates can check their GATE 2019 result by the 3rd week of March 2019.

⦁    Enter your enrolment number/registration number and date of birth to access your results.

⦁    Results will NOT be sent offline or by mail to any candidates.


GATE 2019 Score Card

After the release of official GATE 2019 results, the scorecard will be available but only for qualified candidates.

⦁    The GATE 2019 scorecard is valid for three years after the official results announcement.

⦁    Qualified candidates can download the scorecard by the 4th week of March 2019.

⦁    Soft copy of the score card after the last date will be charged RS. 500 up until the last week of December 2019.


GATE 2019 Cut Off

The cut-off marks are the minimum marks candidates need to obtain from the GATE 2019 exams for the required admission into all PG and other courses. Cut off marks will only be released after the official result announcement for GATE admissions, published online according to papers and subjects.

  • It is the minimum marks which candidates have to obtain in the examination to get admission into various PG & other courses.
  • Cut off will be published through online method according to the categories & papers.
  • Below, previous year qualifying cut off marks are shared:
Paper Categories
Chemical Engineering (CH) 44.3 39.8 29.5
Mechanical Engineering (ME) 32.87 29 21
Civil Engineering (CE) 28.7 25.8 19.1
Electrical Engineering (EE) 25.2 25.2 16.7
Electronics and Communication Engineering (EC) 25 22.5 16.6
Computer Science and Information Technology (CS) 25 22.5 16.6


GATE Counseling 2019

⦁    All candidates must apply separately for each IIT.

⦁    There will be no centralized counseling services by the relevant authorities for PG courses admission.

⦁    For admission to all NITs as well as centrally funded institutions, a CCMT (Centralized Counseling for M.Tech/M.Arch/M.Plan admissions) will be conducted for eligible candidates.

⦁    Candidates with valid GATE scorecard from 2017, 2018 and 2019 can apply for counseling.

⦁    GATE 2019 Counseling sessions will begin online in April 2019.

⦁    During counseling registration, candidates must fill in their preferred choice of colleges and courses.

⦁    Seat allotment will be subject to rank, filled choices, category and availability of seats, as well as other extenuating criteria.