GATE Exam | GATE 2019 | Important Notifications

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About GATE-


  • The Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering popularly called as GATE is an All-India examination.
  • It is administered by the GATE Committee consisting of Faculty members from IISc, Bangalore and other seven IIT’s and the exam is conducted in eight zones across the country.


The score or rank obtained in GATE exam is mainly used for the following purposes-

  • 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 Ministry of Human Resource and Development (MHRD).
  • Used by PSUs for recruiting candidates for various prestigious jobs with attractive remuneration.


Conducting Authority for GATE 2019-


IIT Madras is the conducting authority of GATE 2019 examination.


Important Dates for GATE 2019-


GATE Online Application Processing System (GOAPS) Website Opens Saturday 01st September 2018
Closing Date for Submission of Application

(Online through website)

Friday 21st September 2018
Extended Closing Date for Submission of Application

(Online through website)

Monday 01st October 2018
Last Date for Requesting Change of Examination City

(An additional fee applicable)

Friday 16th November 2018
Admit Card will be available on the portal for printing Friday 04th January 2018
GATE 2019 Examination

Forenoon: 9:00 AM to 12:00 Noon (Tentative)

Afternoon: 2:00 PM to 5:00 PM (Tentative)





02nd February 2019

03rd February 2019

09th February 2019

10th February 2019

Release of GATE 2019 Response Sheets 2nd Week of February 2019
Release of GATE 2019 Answer Key 3rd Week of February 2019
Announcement of the Results on the portal Saturday 16th March 2019


Eligibility Criteria for GATE 2019-


There are certain criteria that a candidate must fulfill to appear for GATE exam. Candidates must fulfill the following criteria-


  • There is no age limit for GATE aspirants.
  • Indian and Foreign National candidates are eligible to apply.
  • It is compulsory for all the candidates to have completed or be in their final year of B.E./B.Tech or Post-Graduate (M.Sc) degree in the relevant subject.
  • There is no minimum pass percentage in the qualifying degree.


Application Fee for GATE 2019-


The application fee is different for different candidates based on their category and location of examination center-


For examination centers in India-


On or Before 21st September 2018 During the extended period
Female Candidates Rs. 750/- Rs. 1250/-
SC / ST / Person with Disability Category Students Rs. 750/- Rs. 1250/-
All other candidates Rs. 1500/- Rs. 2000/-


For examination centers Outside India (All Candidates)-


On or Before 21st September 2018 During the extended period
Addis Ababa, Colombo, Dhaka and Kathmandu US$ 50 US$ 70
Dubai and Singapore US$ 100 US$ 120




It is important to note that the above mentioned application fee DOES NOT INCLUDE processing fees, service charges or any other charges that the bank may impose.


Exam Pattern for GATE 2019-


  • Online Computer Based Test
  • 3 hours to complete the exam
  • MCQ and Numerical Type Questions
  • 65 Questions, 100 marks
  • One-third negative mark in MCQ for wrong answers
  • No negative marking for Numerical Type Questions


Division of Questions and Marks-


As mentioned above, there will be total 65 question carrying 100 marks. The paper will be divided into 2 sections- General Aptitude and Technical.


  • General Aptitude Section will consist of 10 Questions carrying 15 marks.
  • Technical Section will consist of 55 Questions carrying 85 marks. Out of these, Engineering Mathematics will comprise of 15 marks.


Section Question No. No. of Questions Marks per Question Total Marks
General Aptitude 1 to 5 5 1 5
6 to 10 5 2 10


Engineering Mathematics

1 to 25 25 1 25
26 to 55 30 2 60
Total Questions: 65 Total Marks: 100


Syllabus for GATE 2019-


Candidates from CS/IT branch may download the GATE 2019 syllabus from here-

GATE 2019 syllabus (Technical) for Computer Science Students

GATE 2019 syllabus (General Aptitude) common for all branches


Candidates from other branches may download the syllabus from here.

For more details, visit GATE 2019 Official Website.

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