GATE 2019 Notification, Registration (started), Exam Date, Eligibility by IIT Madras

GATE 2019 Notification:

GATE 2019 notification has been out officially by IIT Madras & registration for GATE 2019 has been started.  The Organizing Institute for GATE 2019 is  IIT Madras. GATE stands for Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering, is a national level entrance exam in the field of engineering for the admission in post graduation courses.  Valid GATE score is the basic criteria for the admission in M.Tech. / Ph.D. in IITs, NITs, IISCs and other reputed institutes. Various PSU’s like BHEL, GAIL, DRDO, ISRO, IOCL etc also consider GATE score as the basic criteria for recruitment.

GATE 2019 Overview:

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EXAMGATE 2019 (Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering)
MODE OF GATE 2019Examination for all the 24 subjects (papers) will be conducted as an ONLINE Computer Based Test (CBT).
TYPE OF QUESTIONSMCQ (Multiple Choice Questions) NAT (Numerical Answer Type)
MARKING CRITERIA1/3 marks deducted for 1 mark question and 2/3 marks deducted for every 2 mark question
The validity of the GATE 2019 ScoreNote: that the GATE 2019 score is valid for THREE YEARS from the date of announcement of the results.

GATE 2019 Important Dates

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GATE Online Application Processing System (GOAPS) Website OpensSaturday, 1st September 2018(started now)
Commencement of Online Application FormSaturday, 1st September 2018
Last Date of Application Form SubmissionFriday, 21st September 2018
Extended Closing Date for Submission of (Online) Application (through Website)Monday, 1st October 2018
Last Date for change in Gender & Category3rd week of October 2018
Last Date to request for the change in examination city(an additional fee will be applicable)Friday, 16th November 2018
Admit Card will be available in the Online Application Portal (for printing)Friday, 4th January 2019

GATE 2019 Exam Date

Forenoon: 9:00 AM to 12:00 Noon (Tentative)
Afternoon: 2:00 PM to 5:00 PM (Tentative)

GATE 2019 examinations will be held during the forenoon and afternoon sessions on 2nd, 3rd, 9th & 10th of February 2019.
Saturday, 02nd February 2019
Sunday, 03rd February 2019
Saturday, 09th February 2019
Sunday, 10th February 2019
Answer KeyWithin a few days after the examination
Declaration of the result in the Online Application Portal16th March 2019
Downloading of Score Card BeginsLast week of Mar 2019 to Last week of May 2019
Counselling CommenceSecond week of April 2019

GATE 2019 Registration by IIT Madras

GATE registration 2019 by IIT Madras has been started from 1st September 2018. All the candidates have to apply through Online Application Processing System (GOAPS) Website link given below. The registration will end on the 21st September 2018. The authority will provide a period of approx one month for the application process. Aspirants have to fill GATE 2019 application form through the GATE Online Application Processing System (GOAPS). Application Procedure for international candidates is the same as Indians. International candidates must possess a valid passport to apply.

GATE 2019 Eligibility Criteria by IIT Madras

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Qualification RequiredDescription of the Qualifying DegreeStatus of the DegreeYear of Passing
B.Arch5-years bachelor’s degree in ArchitecturePursuing final year examination or completed2019
B.E./ B.Tech/ B.Pharm4-years B.Tech (after 10+2) in any stream or 3-years B.Tech lateral entry (after B.Sc./Diploma in Engineering/Technology). Final year candidates may also apply.Pursuing final year examination or completed2019
B.Sc. Research/ B.S.4-years Bachelor’s degree in Science (post-diploma or after 10+2)Pursuing final year examination or completed2019
Int. M.E./ M.Tech or Dual Degree (after Diploma or 10+2)5-years Integrated Master’s degree program or Dual Degree program in Engineering/TechnologyCurrently in 4th/5th year or completed2019
Int. M.E/ M.Tech(Post-B.Sc.)4-years Post-BSc Integrated Master’s degree programs in Engineering / TechnologyPresently in 2nd/3rd/4th year or completed2019
Int. M.Sc/ Int. B.S.-M.S.Integrated M.Sc. or Five years integrated B. S./M. S. programPursuing final year examination or completed2019
M. Sc./ M.A./ MCA or equivalentMaster’s degree in Science/Mathematics/Statistics/Computer Applications or equivalentCurrently in final year or completed2019
Professional Society Examination equivalent to B.Tech/ B.E./ B.ArchB.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 coursesNA

Note: If a candidate is pursuing any higher degree or has already obtained a degree higher than that mentioned in the Table given above, the candidate should select the minimum required qualifying degree while filling the application form.

GATE 2019 Application Fee by IIT Madras

  • Candidates can pay the application fee via Net banking, debit card or e-challan.
CategoryApplication Fee
SC/ST/PWD CandidatesRs. 750/-
Women CandidatesRs. 750/-
All Other CandidatesRs. 1500/-
GATE International CandidatesUS Dollars 50

GATE 2019 Exam Pattern

  • GATE 2019 by IIT Madras is held for the total of 24 papers.
  • Candidates are allowed to appear in only one of the 24 papers.
  • The examination duration will be 3 hours.
  • The examination mode will be online only (CBT).
  • Total 65 questions of maximum 100 marks will be asked in GATE 2019.
  • Multiple Choice Questions (MCQ) & Numerical Answer Type Questions (NAT) will appear in GATE examination.
  • For MCQ, 4 choices will be provided while there will be no options provided for NAT.
  • Students are required to enter the real number in Numerical Answer Type Questions with the help of virtual keypad.
  • Section Common in All GATE Papers: General Aptitude (GA) section is common in all papers.
  • It will contain a total 10 questions of maximum 15 marks (5 questions of 1 mark and 5 questions of 2 marks).
  • In the paper of XE, a new section (H) namely Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences has been included from the year 2018.
  • MCQ and NAT questions will carry 1 or 2 marks in all papers.
  • There will be a negative marking of 1/3 marks for the questions carrying 1 mark.
  • Likewise, for questions carrying 2 marks, 2/3 marks will be deducted. No negative marking for Numerical Answer Type questions.
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SectionQuestion No.No. of questionsMarks per questionTotal Marks
General Aptitude1 to 5515



1 to 2525125
26 to 5530260
Total Questions: 65Total Marks: 100Total Duration: 3 hours
Technical Section:70 marksGeneral Aptitude: 15 marksEngineering Mathematics:15 marks
25 marks to 40 marks will be allotted to Numeric Answer Type Questions

GATE 2019 Admit Card

  • Admit card can be downloadable from the GOAPS website after 4th January 2019.
  • It will not be sent via email/post.
  • The successfully registered candidates will be able to download the GATE 2019 admit card on 4th January 2019.
  • Students also need to bring one identification proof with the printed copy of admit card, to the examination hall.

GATE 2019 Answer Key by IIT Madras

  • The answer key will be released by the authority after the completion of the exam.
  • The authority will provide the answer key separately for each discipline.
  • Answer key challenge facility will also open on payment of a nominal fee.

GATE 2019 Result by IIT Madras

  • GATE 2019 result will be published on the GOAPS portal of the GATE 2019 official website.
  • The result will be announced on 16th March 2019.
  • After the declaration of result, GATE Scorecards will be available for the candidates who secure marks equal to or more than the cut-off marks.

GATE 2019 Score Card by IIT Madras

  • The qualified candidates are provided with a GATE scorecard which has the validity of three years from the date of announcement of result.
  • GATE 2019 scorecard reflects the candidate’s performance in entrance test.
  • The facility to download the scorecard will be available from the last week of March 2019.

GATE 2019 Cut Off by IIT Madras

  • GATE Cut off marks will decide the candidate’s eligibility for admission to IITs and IISc.
  • It is the factor which decides whether a candidate is qualified for the exam or not.
  • GATE 2019 cut off marks varies stream-wise and category-wise.
  • The cut-off marks for reserved category candidates are primarily low than the unreserved category candidates.

GATE 2019 Counselling by IIT Madras

  • For providing admission to PG courses, no common counseling will be conducted by IITs.
  • Students have to apply individually to the IITs when the admission notification will be released.
  • NIT organizes the Centralized Counselling for M. Tech. / M. Arch. / M. Plan. Admissions (CCMT).
  • Counseling is purely based on GATE 2019 scores.
  • It is the common counseling conducted by NITs every year.

GATE 2019 Syllabus by IIT Madras

  • It is known that GATE is held for 24 papers.
  • Syllabus for each discipline is different.
  • For an effective preparation, it is important to know each and every topic from where the questions will be asked.
  • It is hard to describe the complete syllabus of GATE in few lines.
  • However, the students can download the official PDF of GATE 2019 syllabus form the links given here for PE, PH, PI, CE, CH, CS, CY, EC, EE, EY, AE, AG, AR, BT, XE, GG, IN, MA, ME, MN, MT, TF, and XL.

List of GATE 2019 Papers and Corresponding Codes

GATE 2019 will be conducted on 24 subjects (papers). Table 4.2(given in the gate 2019 brochure listed below. ) shows the list of papers and paper codes for GATE 2019. A candidate is allowed to appear in ONLY ONE paper in any ONE SESSION.

GATE 2019 Important Points

  • You are required to upload a declaration from your college Principal (Head of Department/Head of Institute/Dean/Registrar) along with the signature and seal.
  • It is mandatory for the SC/ST/PWD candidates to submit the category certificate if they want concession in their application.
  • Other category candidates are not required to upload the category certificate.
  • You can check the status of your application by logging into GOAPS website.
  • There is no limitation on the number of attempts for appearing the GATE and also no age limit.
  • There will be a negative marking of 1/3 marks for the questions carrying 1 mark.
  • Likewise, for questions carrying 2 marks, 2/3 marks will be deducted.
  • No negative marking for Numerical Answer Type questions.
  • GATE is held for 23 papers and each paper has its unique paper code.
  • For example, Paper code for Electronics and Communication Engineering is EC, for Chemical Engineering it is CH etc.
  • GATE is only conducted in online mode.

How to Prepare for GATE 2019 by IIT Madras

Preparation for GATE needs a lot of hard work and dedication. To get admission in IITs, NITs, IIITs and other institutes of higher education, a large number of students appear in this competitive exam. Candidates are advised to study sincerely without getting unduly stressed out. Here are the few tips for preparing the GATE 2019.

Prepare according to the Syllabus

  • Syllabus for each discipline is different.
  • It is known that GATE is held for 24 papers.
  • It is hard to describe the complete syllabus of GATE in few lines.
  • It is important to know each and every topic from where the questions will be asked, for an effective preparation.
  • However, the students can download the official PDF of GATE 2019 syllabus for EC, EE, EY, XE, GG, IN, MA, ME, MN, MT, AE, AG, AR, BT, CE, CH, CS, CY, PE, PH, PI, TF, and XL.

How to Prepare For GATE 2019

  • Go through the syllabus of the paper for which you are preparing for the exam.
  • Decide your study hours.
  • Plan your daily and weekly timetable.
  • Practice Previous Years Question Paper
  • Know your weakness and strength.
  • Refer Books that cover the entire syllabus.
  • Practice online Mock Tests.
  • Most importantly, take care of your health.

Important Links

GATE 2019 Online Test Series By IITians: Register Now

Official Website of GATE 2019:

Download GATE 2019 Information Brochure: Complete detail of GATE 2019 by IIT Madras, Click here.