GATE 2019 : Registration, Application Form, Exam Pattern, Exam Dates

GATE 2019 is a national level post graduate entrance examination for admission to Post Graduate Programmes (ME, M.Tech, MS, Direct Ph.D.) in institutes like IITs and IISc etc with financial assistance offered by MHRD. PSUs too use the GATE scores for recruiting candidates for various prestigious jobs with attractive remuneration.

Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering (GATE) is an examination conducted jointly by the Indian Institute of Science (IISc), Bangalore and the seven Indian Institutes of Technology (at Bombay, Delhi, Guwahati, Kanpur, Kharagpur, Madras and Roorkee) on behalf of the National Coordination Board (NCB)-GATE, Department of Higher Education, Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD), Government of India. The complete details of GATE 2019 such as important dates, eligibility, exam pattern, syllabus, registration, candidate login and cutoffs, etc.

GATE 2019 : Registration, Application Form, Exam Pattern, Exam Dates

GATE 2019

Name of the Examination : Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering (GATE)

Conducting Institute : IIT Madras

Administered by : Jointly by the IISc Bangalore and Seven IITs

Purpose of the Examination : Qualifying Examination for M.E./M.Tech/Ph.D admissions and PSU Recruitment.

Nationality : The candidates should be of Indian nationality. Candidates belonging to Bangladesh, Nepal, Sri Lanka, Singapore, Ethiopia and United Arab Emirates will also be eligible for GATE 2019.

Importance of GATE :

  • M.Tech – Campus placements in National and International private or public companies
  • Several reputed PSUs and research organizations recruits on basis of GATE Score. i.e. IOCL, NTPC, BHEL, PGCIL, BARC etc.
  • Teaching: Professor, Asst. Professor at IITs, NITs, reputed educational institutes etc.
  • Junior Research Fellow: ISRO, DRDO, BARC, CSIR, IITs etc.
  • Senior Research Fellow: ISRO, DRDO, BARC, CSIR, IITs etc.
  • Junior Research Associates/ Senior Project Associates
  • Scientists “C” grade jobs
  • Career in Research & Development
  • Technical value addition
  • Expertise in subject/domain specialization

Educational Qualification :

  • All of the candidates should have completed or be in their final year of Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering/Technology (B.E./B.Tech) or Post-Graduate (M.Sc) degree in any relevant science subject.
  • For more details visit official website.

Exam Pattern :

  • Exam Mode: The examination will be organized through Online.
  • Number of Questions: In the examination, total 60 questions will be asked.
  • Type of Questions: The question paper will be of multiple-choice questions (MCQs).
  • Exam Duration: The examination will be of three hours.
  • Correct Responses: For each question, one or more of the four options will be correct.
  • Negative Marking: There will be negative marking for incorrect answers given below.

Table 1 : Examination Process 




No. of


Marks Per




General Aptitude

1 to 5

6 to 10







Technical 1 to 25 25  




Engineering 26 to 55 30 2


Total Question: 65 Total Marks: 100 Total Duration: 3hrs
Technical Section:70 Marks General Aptitude:15 Marks Engineering Mathematics:15 Marks
25 marks to 40 marks will allotted to Numeric Answer Type Questions

  Table 2 : Negative Marking

Negative Marking

Question Type

Marks Negative Marking

Multiple Choice Questions (MCQ)

1 mark 0.33
Multiple Choice Questions (MCQ) 2 marks


Numerical Answer Question 1 mark


Numerical Answer Question 2 marks


Age Limit :

  •  There is no age limit for GATE applicants

Application Fee :



Application Fee till September 21, 2018

During the Extended Period


Male Category (General/OBC) and Others

Rs. 1500

Rs. 2000


SC/ST/PwD and Women (All categories)

Rs. 750

Rs. 1250


International Students – Dubai and Singapore

US$ 100

US$ 120


International Students – Addis Ababa, Colombo, Dhaka and Kathmandu

US$ 50

US$ 70

How to Registration in GATE 2019 :

  • Register and create a candidate’s login on the website of GOAPS. Provide your email-ID, phone number and create a password to register.
  • Next, the candidates will have to submit their personal, academic, contact, college and valid photo id details. Selection of GATE paper and exam centers also has to be done.
  • Scanned images of the candidates’ photograph, signature and category certificate (if applicable) has to be uploaded according to the specifications mentioned by the authorities.
  • Complete Payment Process through online mode.
  • Finally, the candidates will have to submit their filled application form. 

Important Dates :

  • Release of GATE 2019 Notification : July 6, 2018
  • Start of GATE Registration through GOAPS : September 1, 2018
  • Last Date for Registration : September 21, 2018
  • Extended Date for Registration (with late fee) : October 1, 2018
  • Availability of GATE 2019 Mock Test : Third week of November 2018
  • Publishing of Admit Card : January 4, 2019
  • GATE 2019 Examination : February 2, 3, 9 and 10, 2019
  • Release of GATE 2019 Response Sheets : Second week of February 2019
  • GATE 2019 Answer Key : Third week of February 2019
  • Announcement of Result : March 16, 2019
  • Availability of Score Card : March 20 to May 31, 2019

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