All About GATE

GATE-Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering (GATE) is an all India competitive examination for Engineers from various backgrounds administered and conducted jointly by the IISc Bangalore and Seven IITs.

It is mainly coordinated by Ministry of Human resource Development (MHRD).

These institutes monitor the conduction of the exam and every year any one IIT/IISc takes the responsibility for the conduction of the same.

The GATE score shows the relative performance level of a candidate.

The GATE score/rank is used for admissions to Post Graduate Programmes (ME, M.Tech, MS, Direct Ph.D.) in institutes like IITs and IISc etc with financial assistance offered by MHRD.

GATE score is also being accepted by several Indian public sector undertakings for various prestigious jobs with attractive remuneration.

GATE is conducted in 23 disciplines as given below. A candidate can choose any one of them.

GATE 2019 will be conducted in the subjects or papers as shown in Table below. Candidates must familiarize with the paper code for the paper of their choice, as this would be required at the time of submission of application form and appearing for the examination. A candidate is allowed to appear in ONLY ONE paper.


GATE Papers and the Paper Codes for GATE 2019


GATE Paper Code GATE Paper Code
Aerospace Engineering AE Geology and Geophysics GG
Agricultural Engineering AG Instrumentation Engineering IN
Architecture and Planning AR Mathematics MA
Biotechnology BT Mechanical Engineering ME
Civil Engineering CE Mining Engineering MN
Chemical Engineering CH Metallurgical Engineering MT
Computer Science and Information Technology CS Petroleum Engineering PE
Chemistry CY Physics PH
Electronics and Communication Engineering EC Production and Industrial Engineering PI
Electrical Engineering EE Textile Engineering and Fibre Science TF
Ecology and Evolution EY Engineering Sciences XE*
Life Sciences XL**


*XE Paper Sections Code *XL Paper Sections Code
Engineering Mathematics (Compulsory) A Chemistry(Compulsory) H
Fluid Mechanics B Biochemistry I
Materials Science C Botany J
Solid Mechanics D Microbiology K
Thermodynamics E Zoology L
Polymer Science and Engineering F Food Technology M
Food Technology G

GATE is also known as Graduate Aptitude Test In Engineering. It is one the most important competitive examination which an engineer has to go through in order to get into post graduation degree from their dream college.

Facts about GATE –

  •         It is an all India entrance exams conducted in various disciplines of engineering.
  •         GATE is assisted by Ministry of Human Resource development and eight zones across the nation
  •         It needs to qualify for getting post-graduate programmes such as ME, M.Tech, MS and much more
  •         GATE aspirant can give exam on only one discipline from given 23 papers.

Why GATE 2019 OR GATE 2020?

  •         Students can get into IITs, IISCs and NITs with GATE score
  •         The students who are willing into pursuing management course van freely start after post-graduation degree
  •         Many top institutes offer admission to GATE pass out students.
  •         Campus placement
  •         Salary package ranging from 8 to 30lakhs

GATE eligibility –

Students who are willing to sit for upcoming GATE 2019 or gate 2020 must go through the eligibility criteria as per the respective notifications.

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The score is used for admissions to various post-graduate education programs.

Better remuneration is being offered for students of M.Tech/M.E as compared to those pursuing B.Tech /B.E.

Students who qualify in GATE are entitled to a stipend of Rs 8,000 per month during their M.Tech course.

GATE scores are also being used by several Indian public sector undertakings.

There are total 217 Public sector units.

A good GATE rank assures a good job. After joining M.Tech. at IITs and IISc, one can look at a salary package ranging from Rs 7 lakh to 30 lakh per annum, depending upon specialisation and performance.

Benefits of appearing for the GATE exam

  • Get admission in top institutes of India like IITs, IISC, IIITs, NITs and many other well renowned
  • Several reputed PSUs and research organizations recruits on the basis of GATE Score. i.e. IOCL, NTPC, BHEL, PGCIL, BARC etc.
  • Many PSUs (Public Sector Undertakings) like HAL, BARC, IOCL, PGCIL etc. give importance to GATE score.
  • The candidates who qualify GATE are also eligible for the award of Junior Research Fellowship in CSIR (Council of Scientific and Industrial Research) Laboratories and various other sponsored projects of CSIR.
  • Career in Research & Development
  • Technical value addition
  • Expertise in subject/domain specialization

Before starting with the application process, the candidate must ensure that he/she meets up the eligibility criteria of GATE 2019 given in the following table:

Minimum Eligibility Criteria for GATE 2019

Qualifying Degree Qualifying Degree/Examination (Descriptive) Description of Eligible candidates
B.E./B.Tech./B.Pharm. Bachelor’s degree holders in Engineering/ Technology (4 years after 10+2 or 3 years after B.Sc/ Diploma in Engineering/ Technology) and those who are in the final year of such programs. Currently in the final year or already completed
B. Arch. Bachelor’s degree holders of Architecture (Five years course) Currently in the final year or already completed
B.Sc. (Research)/ B.S. Bachelor’s degree in Science(Post-Diploma/4 years after 10+2) Currently in the 4th year or already completed
M. Sc./M.A./MCA or equivalent Master’s degree in any branch of Science/Mathematics / Statistics / Computer Applications or equivalent Currently in the final year or already completed
Int. M.E/M.Tech(Post-B.Sc.) Post-BSc Integrated Master’s degree programs in Engineering / Technology (Four year program) Currently in the 2nd/3rd/4th year or already completed
Int. M.E./ M.Tech or Dual Degree(after Diploma or 10+2) Integrated Master’s degree program or Dual Degree program in Engineering / Technology (Five year program) Currently in the 4th/5th year or already completed
Int. M.Sc/Int. B.S.-M.S. Integrated M.Sc. or Five year integrated B.S.-M.S. program Currently in the final year or already completed
Professional Society Examinations (equivalent to B.E./B.Tech./B.Arch.) B.E./B.Tech./B.Arch. equivalent examinations, of Professional Societies, recognized by MHRD/UPSC/AICTE (e.g., AMIE by Institution of Engineers-India, AMICE by the Institute of Civil Engineers-India) Completed section A or equivalent of such professional courses