GATE 2019

GATE 2019 – The admit card for GATE 2019 has been released on January 04, 2019. IIT Madras has issued GATE 2019 Admit Card at GOAPS. Download it from the link below by entering Enrollment ID / Email Address and Password. GATE 2019 is going to be held on February 2, 3, 9, and 10, 2019. The complete exam schedule for GATE 2019 has been published online. The Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering (GATE) is a national level exam held for admission to M.Tech/ Ph.D. programs in IITs, IISc, NITs, IIITs, CFTIs, and several Government engineering colleges. Get here complete details of GATE 2019 including official website, notification, application form, exam date, registration, admit card, result.

Latest: GATE 2019 Admit Card has been released. Download Here.

GATE 2019

Important dates of GATE 2019 have been announced by IIT Madras. Candidates appearing in the exam this year can note all dates from the table below and act as per it.

GATE 2019 Important Dates
GATE 2019 Registration Started 01 Sep 2018
Last Date To Apply Online Without Late Fee 21 23 Sep 2018
Last Date To Apply Online With Late Fee 01 Oct 2018
Exam Centre Change Request To Be Accepted Until 16 Nov 2018
Download Admit Card 04 Jan 2019
Exam Date 2, 3, 9, 10 Feb 2019
GATE Result 2019 Declaration 16 March 2019
Download Scorecard 20 Mar – 31 May 2019

गेट 2019 के लिए हिन्दी में यहां से पढ़ें।

GATE 2019 Mock Test

IIT Madras has released the mock examination links for GATE 2019 on the official website. Candidates can give these tests to prepare & to get familiar with the questions and the pattern of the paper. Candidates can also use the link which is provided below to give the test.

Mock Test: Click Here to take the GATE 2019 Mock Test.

GATE 2019 Admit Card

IIT M will issue GATE 2019 Admit Card to registered candidates. Important facts to know about it are given below.

  • Aspirants can download GATE Admit Card at GOAPS only. Candidates can download it by entering enrollment id/email ID and password.
  • Candidates must bring the print out of admit card to the exam center on the day of the exam.
  • In addition, to admit card, they should also bring original and valid photo identity document specified during registration. This can be a passport, pan card, voter id, aadhaar-uid, college id, employee id, and driving license.
  • GATE 2019 Admit Card is considered valid only if it clearly shows photograph and signature.
  • It is recommended to print admit card, also known as hall ticket, on an A4 size white sheet using a laser printer, preferably color.

GATE 2019 Exam Pattern

Exam pattern is remaining the same as last year. Also, syllabus of GATE 2019 is not changing. Candidates appearing in Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering can note exam pattern here and prepare according to it.

  • Number of questions: 65
  • Maximum marks: 100
  • Duration: 3 hours
  • Mode of exam: Computer-based test
  • Format of questions: multiple-choice questions (MCQs), numerical answer type (NATs).
  • Types of questions: recall (based on facts), application (computation and logical reasoning).

Marking scheme

Marks Negative Marking Marks Negative Marking
1 1/3 1 No negative marking
2 2/3 2

Distribution of questions

Topic AE, AG, BT, CE, CH, CS, EC, EE, IN, ME, MN, MT, PE, PI, TR, XE AR, CY, EY, GG, MA, PH, ST, XL
General Aptitude  (GA) 15 marks 15 marks
Engineering Mathematics 15 marks
Subject 70 marks 85 marks

GATE 2019 Exam Centres and Cities

GATE is being organized in all major cities in India. All the exam centres will fall under any one of the 9 zones, in which IITs/IISc have divided them. Check the complete list below.

GATE 2019

Candidates can choose 3 cities during registration. Finally assigned name of centre will be conveyed through admit card.

GATE 2019 Candidate Responses

Candidate responses refer to answers filled by test takers in computer based test, and display thereof. All test takers can check answers filled by them during GATE 2019 candidate response checking window.

GATE 2019 Answer Key

Answer keys are issued for all 24 papers. Candidates can check GATE 2019 answer keys after exam to know correct answers of questions. Key details regarding it are as follows.

  • Since exam is online, test takers do not have question paper in hand. Therefore IITs release GATE 2019 question paper also along with answer keys.
  • Candidates can download all question papers and answer keys from
  • Candidates can also submit challenges against answer keys within window provided for it. They also have to pay a fee for it.

GATE 2019 Result

First, calculation of raw score of candidates happens on basis of final answer keys. Then normalization is implemented for subject papers that were held in multiple session. Highlights of GATE 2019 Result are like this.

  • Declaration of GATE 2019 Result is at GOAPS (
  • Candidates have to login with enrollment ID / email ID and password to check result.
  • Only qualified candidates can download scorecard. So they can login to download score card for admission and recruitment purpose.
  • GATE score will be valid for 3 years.

GATE Score calculation is as per following formula.

GATE 2019

Normalized marks are calculated as per formula below.

GATE 2019

Candidates who have appeared in GATE 2019 and require scorecard after 31 May 2019 till 31 December 2019 can obtain it by paying Rs 500.

Best books to prepare for GATE 2019

Knowing the best books for preparation is winning half the battle! Many students face confusion on this aspect of exam. They either tend to get too many books or too few or not ideal ones. Therefore to pull you out of that worry, here we list best books for preparation. However this list is pretty big as there are 24 subjects. And each subject paper has a different recommendation list. First, let us tell you how this list was formed.

Features of a good book for GATE exam are:

  • It should be simple to understand.
  • Concepts presentation should be accurate and clear.
  • Explanation of concepts ought to be crisp and student friendly.
  • Diagrams, explanations should accompany concepts to ease application of concepts.

Get complete list of good books here.

Significance Of GATE Exam

Graduate Aptitude Test In Engineering is necessary for admission and/or financial assistance to following programs in institutions supported by MHRD and other Government agencies

  • Master’s programs in Engineering / Technology / Architecture
  • Direct Doctoral programs in Engineering / Technology / Architecture

In addition, many Public Sector Undertakings (PSUs) use GATE score in their recruitment process.

GATE 2019 Subject Papers

There are a total of 24 subject papers of GATE exam. They are as follows.

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

GATE 2019 Registration

Registration process was online at GOAPS ( Candidates had to register online within above-mentioned dates. Key details of registration were as follows.

  • Visit GOAPS or click on application form link.
  • Click register here button.
  • Do initial registration by filling name, email ID, country of residence, mobile number, password.
  • Submit it.
  • Check email and SMS for enrolment ID.
  • Login at GOAPS or GATE 2019 Login using enrolment ID and password.
  • Enter exam details, personal details, qualifying degree details.
  • Upload documents including photo, signature, eligibility document, category certificate.
  • Pay application fee using credit card / debit card / UPI / net banking.
  • Download and print form.

Application Fee

GATE 2019

Eligibility Documents Required for GATE 2019 Registration

If candidate has passed qualifying exam in 2018, then he/she has to upload degree certificate/provisional certificate/course completion certificate/professional certificate/membership certificate issued by the institute or society. If candidate is going to complete qualifying exam by year mentioned in eligibility criteria, then he/she has to submit Certificate from the Head of the Department/Institute (in the format given in Appendix A of information brochure) or a copy of marksheet for Section A of AMIE. This certificate must mandatorily have the signature and seal of the Head of Institute/Department with current date.

Photo and Signature Specifications for GATE 2019 Registration

Photograph Signature
  • Good quality
  • 3.5 x 4.5 cm
  • Color
  • Taken on or after 1 August 2018
  • Maximum size 480 x 640 pixels
  • Minimum size 240 x 320 pixels
  • White or light color background
  • Draw a box of size 2 x 7 cm
  • Sign with black or dark blue ink pen in at least 80% of box.
  • Get its digital image.
  • Crop along border.
  • Maximum size 160 x 560 pixels
  • Minimum size 80 x 280 pixels

GATE 2019 Eligibility Criteria

IITs/IISc have laid down few eligibility criteria. Candidates who satisfy them only should apply. Get here complete GATE 2019 eligibility criteria in terms of qualifying degree, year of qualification, and other details.

Educational Qualification and Qualifying Year

GATE 2019

Age Limit

There is no age limit to appear in GATE 2019.

Important note: Candidates can opt for only 1 paper. They must appear in the subject paper that is appropriate to their discipline in qualifying degree. There is no bar on appearing in any paper however, you should check what the eligibility criteria is of the institute where you want admission or organization where you want recruitment.

GATE 2019 FAQs

Some of the most frequently asked questions on GATE exam, along with their answers are given below.

Qs. How to get scholarship/assistantship on basis of GATE 2019?

Ans. Candidates need to first appear and qualify in GATE 2019. Then they must get admission in a program in any one central government supported college or university. Admission process may involve at least 70% weightage to GATE score and rest to other processes like test and interviews. Institute is ultimately responsible for management of post-graduate scholarship/assistantship. Therefore candidates must get in touch with institute directly about this and be aware of its details before applying.

Qs. How to use GATE score for PSU recruitment?

Ans. Using GATE score, candidates need to apply to PSUs. PSUs have a separate application process. Some PSUs that usually recruit through GATE are Bharat Heavy Electricals Limited (BHEL), Gas Authority of India Limited (GAIL), Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL), Indian Oil Corporation Limited (IOCL), National Thermal Power Corporation (NTPC), Nuclear Power Corporation of India Limited (NPCIL), Oil and Natural Gas Corporation (ONGC) and Power Grid Corporation of India (PGCI).

Qs. What other government jobs are available through GATE 2019?

Ans. A few other government jobs are usually available to posts of Group A level posts in Central government, i.e., Senior Field Officer (Tele), Senior Research Officer (Crypto) and Senior Research Officer (S&T) in Cabinet Secretariat, Government of India.

For more information about GATE 2019: Download information brochure


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  1. Name – Jore Priyanka Ankush
    Enrollment no. for gate 2019 – C380F38
    Problem About admit card -in my application form my surname jore is not displayed.please help me regarding problem and update my name as possible.please reply me as soon as possible.thanking you.

  2. Myself Shubham Gupta , i filled the gate 2019 application form i uploaded correct photo and signature but in my admit card it is shown another candidate photo so please help me what i have to do???

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