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GATE 2019 Exam Date: 2nd, 3rd and 9th, 10th of February 2019

Exam Status: Registrations Concluded

GATE 2019: Exam Information

What is GATE?

Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering or GATE is conducted annually by IIT/IISc for admission to M.Tech/ Ph.D. and other Government Scholarship/Assistantship programmes in engineering and technology subjects. Even in some colleges without MHRD assistance, the GATE qualification is mandatory. Apart from admission, many Public Sector Undertakings (PSUs) also use the GATE score in their recruitment process.

This year GATE 2019 is being conducted by

How many papers are there in GATE 2019?

GATE 2019 will be conducted for 25 papers (Each covers a specific subject/discipline) and the exams would be spread over 2nd, 3rd and 9th & 10th of February 2019.

GATE offers Papers in a total of 25 categories. These are as defined below:

It must be noted that a candidate can only appear for ONE paper. 

GATE Papers with respective Paper Code 

  1. Aerospace Engineering (AE)
  2. Agricultural Engineering (AG)
  3. Architecture and Planning (AR)
  4. Biotechnology (BT)
  5. Civil Engineering (CE)
  6. Chemical Engineering (CH)
  7. Computer Science and Information Technology (CS)
  8. Chemistry (CY)
  9. Electronics and Communication
  10. Engineering (EC)
  11. Electrical Engineering (EE)
  12. Ecology and Evolution (EY)
  13. Geology and Geophysics (GG)
  14. Instrumentation Engineering (IN)
  15. Mathematics (MA)
  16. Mechanical Engineering (ME)
  17. Mining Engineering (MN)
  18. Metallurgical Engineering (MT)
  19. Petroleum Engineering (PE)
  20. Physics (PH)
  21. Production and Industrial Engineering (PI)
  22. Statistics (ST)
  23. Textile Engineering and Fibre Science (TF)
  24. Life Sciences (XL)*
  25. Engineering Sciences (XE)*

*Note on Life Sciences (XL) and Engineering Sciences (XE) papers:

For these papers, there will be one compulsory section each. For XE the compulsory section is Engineering Maths and for XL the compulsory section is Chemistry. Beyond this candidates must select two optional subjects as shown below:

Is GATE a written-exam?

The examination would be purely a Computer Based Test (CBT). Questions are of two types – objective (MCQs) or numerical (candidate must enter the calculated number upto 2-3 decimal places).

GATE 2019 Dates

Activity  Date
Online Application Processing System (GOAPS) Website Opens 1st September 2018
Closing Date for Submission of Application (online) Extended to
23rd September 2018, 18:00 hrs
Enrolling process closes on 1st October 2018
Extended Closing Date for Submission of (Online) Application 3rd October 2018
Last Date for Requesting Examination City Change (an additional fee will be applicable) 16th November 2018
GATE Admit Card Available 4th January 2019
GATE 2019 Examination

(Dates are fixed however schedule of exams may be subject to modification)

Session 1

9:30 AM to 12:30 Noon

Session 2

2:30 PM to 5:30 PM

2nd February 2019

3rd February 2019

9th February 2019 

10th February 2019

Announcement of the Results in the Online Application Portal 16th March 2019

GATE Eligibility

The following degree holders are eligible for appearing for GATE exam, subject to conditions enumerated in the following image.

  • B.E./B.Tech./B.Pharm.
  • B. Arch.
  • B.Sc. (Research)/ B.S.
  • Pharm. D. (after 10+2)
  • M. Sc./ M.A./MCA
  • Int. M.E./ M.Tech. (Post-B.Sc.)
  • Int. M.E./M.Tech. or Dual Degree (after 10+2 or Diploma)
  • Int. M.Sc./ Int. B.S.-M.S.
  • Professional Society Examinations – Exams conducted by The Institution of Engineers (India), The Institution of Civil Engineers, The Institution of Electronics and Telecommunication Engineers, The Aeronautical Society of India, The Indian Institute of Chemical Engineers, including Polymer and Environmental Group, The Indian Institute of Metals, The Indian Institute of Industrial Engineers (only if these exams are equivalent to B.E./B.Tech./B. Arch.)

GATE Application

GATE 2019 Registrations were open from the 1st of September to 3rd October (extended). Registrations for 2019 are now concluded. Candidates can now make corrections in their application form on the GOAP System.

GOAPS Portal Opens for Exam Change Request: 17/10/2018

GOAPS Portal Opens for Corrections in Completed Application: 27/9/2018

GATE Step-by-Step Registration

Step 1: GATE Registration

Register as “New User”.  After successful registration, including validation of email/phone number, candidates will gain access to GOAPS.

Step 2: Fill GATE Application Form

Using GOAPS Enrolment ID and Password, login to access the application form and fill-in required details.

 

Step 3: Upload Documents

Upload Photograph, Signature, Educational (Degree) Certificate, SC/ST/PwD Certificate as per the specifications mentioned.

Photograph Upload Instructions

Dimension 3.5 cm and 4.5 cm (width*height)
Format JPEG
Image Size Max- 480 * 640 pixels | Min- 240 * 320 pixels

Signature Upload Instructions

Step 1: Draw a rectangular box of size 2 cm × 7 cm (Height × Width) on white paper.
Step 2: Sign with black or dark blue ink pen within the box.

Note: The height/width of the signature should be minimum 80% of the rectangular box.

Format JPEG
Image Size Max – 160×560 pixels | Min – 80×280 pixels

Step 4: Payment of Fees

Payment can be done electronically, i.e., through credit card, debit card or net banking.

Fee Details for GATE – 

 

GATE Exam Pattern

Paper Pattern

Common Pattern for All Papers

Total No. of Questions  65 questions
Total Marks  100 marks
Total Duration 3 hours
All the papers will contain 10 questions carrying a weightage of 15 marks will be based on General Aptitude (GA), intended to test the Language and Analytical Skills.

For Paper Codes AE, AG, BT, CE, CH, CS, EC, EE, IN, ME, MN, MT, PE, PI, TF and XE

Section Distribution out of Total Marks 
General Aptitude 15%
Engineering Mathematics 15%
Subject-based knowledge 70%

For Paper Codes AR, CY, EY, GG, MA, PH, ST and XL

Section Distribution out of Total Marks 
General Aptitude 15%
Subject-based knowledge 85%

Marking Scheme

I] General Aptitude (GA) Questions – 15 marks in total

The GA section includes:

  • 5 questions carrying 1-mark each (sub-total 5 marks)
  • 5 questions carrying 2-marks each (sub-total 10 marks).

II] Question Papers excepting GG, XE and XL

– GA section as stated at I]

– Additionally, these papers would contain:

  • 25 questions carrying 1-mark each (sub-total 25 marks)
  • 30 questions carrying 2-marks each (sub-total 60 marks) consisting of both the MCQ and NAT Questions.

III] GG (Geology and Geophysics) Paper

– GA section as stated at I]

– Additionally, these papers would contain:

  • Part A is compulsory for all the candidates. Candidates must attempt all questions.
    Part A consists of 25 questions carrying 1-mark each 
  • Part B contains two sections: Section 1 (Geology) and Section 2 (Geophysics). Candidates will have to questions in either Section 1 or Section 2 of Part B.
    Either section of Part B (Section 1 and Section 2) consists of 30 questions carrying 2-marks each 

IV] XE Paper (Engineering Sciences)

– GA section as stated at I]

– Additionally, XE paper will include the following:

  • Section A – Engineering Mathematics (Compulsory section)
    This section contains 11 questions carrying a total of 15 marks [7 questions carrying 1-mark + 4 questions carrying 2-marks each]
  • Any two of XE Sections B to H
    The choice of two sections from B to H can be made during the examination after viewing the questions. Only TWO optional sections can be answered at a time.
    Each of the optional sections of the XE paper (Sections B through H) contains 22 questions carrying a total of 35 marks [9 questions carrying 1-mark each + 13 questions carrying 2-marks each]

V] XL Paper (Life Sciences)

– GA section as stated at I]

– Additionally, XL paper will include following:

  • Section P– Chemistry (Compulsory section)
    This section contains 15 questions carrying a total of 25 marks [5 questions carrying 1-mark each + 10 questions carrying 2-marks each]
  • Any two of XL Sections Q to U
    The choice of two sections from Q to U can be made during the examination after viewing the questions. Only TWO optional sections can be answered at a time.
    Each of the optional sections of the XL paper (Sections Q through U) contains 20 questions carrying a total of 30 marks [10 questions carrying 1-mark each + 10 questions carrying 2-marks each]

Format of Questions

Questions in the GATE papers, will be of two types –

i] MCQ 

  • Each MCQ will carry 1 or 2 marks each in all papers/sections.
  • Questions are objective in nature
  • Each question will have a choice of four answers, out of which the candidate has to select the correct answer.
  • For an incorrect answer chosen in a MCQ, there will be penalty of negative marking.
    (For a 1-mark MCQ, 1/3rd mark will be deducted for a wrong answer. Likewise, for 2-mark MCQ, 2/3rd mark will be deducted for each incorrect answer)

ii] NAT

  • Each NAT carries 1 or 2 marks each in all the papers/sections.
  • For these questions, the answer is a signed (+/-) real number which the candidate can enter using the virtual numeric keypad.
  • Answers may include decimal places and number of decimal places upto which the number must be corrected will be mentioned.
  • No negative marking for NAT questions.

Question Design

(i) Recall-based

These are based on static facts, principles, formulae or laws in the subject of the paper. The candidate is expected to be able to give a memory-based answer.

Sample Recall Question:

(ii) Comprehension-based

These questions will test the candidate’s understanding of the fundamentals of his/her field by asking him/her to draw simple conclusions from basic ideas.

Sample Comprehension Question:

(iii) Application-based Questions

In these questions, the candidate is needed to apply his/her knowledge through computing or by logical reasoning.

Sample Application-based Question:

(iv) Analysis and Synthesis

In these questions, the candidate is presented with data and diagrams or images that require analysis before a question can be answered. A Synthesis question might require the candidate to relate or compare two or more pieces of information.

GATE Score

GATE Qualification 2019

In the GATE 2019 the qualifying marks for general category student in each subject will be 25/100 marks or “mean + standard deviation” whichever is larger.

Mean and standard deviation of marks here is of all the candidates who appeared in the paper.

GATE Scorecards can be downloaded by the GATE qualified candidates ONLY.

GATE Admit Card

GATE Admit Cards will be available tentatively from 4th January onwards.

  • The Admit Card for GATE 2019 will ONLY be available on GOAPS website
  • Candidates will have to log-in to the GOAPS portal to access downloadable admit card.
  • Your admit card will contain details of exam centre, venue address and timing.
  • Print the same to carry along on examination day.

On the examination day, candidates must carry admit card along with valid photo identity proof. This may include any of the following (as specified during application filling):

Passport, PAN card, Voter ID, Aadhaar-UID, College ID, Employee ID or Driving License

GATE Result 2019

GATE 2019 results will be declared on the 16th of March 2019

Results will be made available on the GOAPS Website.

GATE 2019 score is valid for THREE YEARS from the date of announcement of the results.

Qualifying GATE

In the GATE 2019 the qualifying marks for general category student in each subject will be 25/100 marks or “mean + standard deviation” whichever is larger.

Mean and standard deviation of marks here is of all the candidates who appeared in the paper.

GATE Scorecards can be downloaded by the GATE qualified candidates ONLY.

GATE 2019 Scorecard

After GATE 2019 results have been declared, the qualified candidates can download their GATE 2019 Scorecard.

The GATE 2019 scorecards can be downloaded between 20 March 2019 to 31 May 2019 from the GOAPS portal.

Late Download of GATE 2019 Scorecard – 

In case a GATE  2019 qualified candidate requires the soft copy of their GATE Scorecard between 31st of May 2019 and 31st of December 2019, they should pay a fee of 500 (Rupees five hundred only) for obtaining the same.