Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering – 2019 (GATE – 2019)

Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering – 2019 (GATE – 2019)

gate 2019

Last updated on March 10th, 2018 at 08:34 pm


Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering or GATE is a national-level entrance examination for admission into the post-graduate programs of the top Engineering institutes in the country, including the IITs and IISc. GATE is conducted by the IITs or IISc every year on a rotation basis. The GATE score remains valid for 3 years and is considered by the Public Sector Undertakings (PSUs) and other government organizations for their recruitment procedure as well. Almost a million students appear for GATE every year. GATE 2019 notification will tentatively be released in the 1st week of September 2018.

Suggested: Read in detail about UPSC ESE 2018.

List of Contents

  1. GATE Important Dates
  2. Date of Examination.
  3. Medium of Examination
  4. Mode of Examination
  5. GATE Eligibility Criteria
  6. GATE Exam Pattern
  7. How to Apply?
  8. GATE Admit Card
  9. GATE Answer Key
  10. GATE Results
  11. GATE Score Card
  12. GATE Counselling
  13. Important Links

GATE 2019 Important Dates (Tentative)

Exam Dates (Tentative)
Official Notification1st week of September 2018
Start of Online Registrations1st week of September 2018
Last Day of RegistrationsOctober 2018
Issuance of GATE Admit Cards1st week of January 2019
 GATE 2019 Exam Date1st and 2nd week of February 2019
Release of Answer KeyFebruary 2019
Declaration of ResultsMarch 2019
Availability of Score CardMarch-May 2019
Start of CounsellingApril 2019

GATE 2019 Exam Date

GATE 2019 will be tentatively held in the 1st and 2nd weeks of February 2019.

Medium of Examination

GATE exam 2019 will be conducted in ENGLISH only. 

Mode of Examination

GATE exam 2019 shall be a Computer-Based Test (CBT) and thus shall be conducted online.

GATE 2019 Eligibility Criteria


Candidates from either of the following countries can apply for the GATE Examination:

  • India or
  • Nepal or
  • Bangladesh or
  • Sri-Lanka or
  • Singapore or
  • Ethiopia or
  • The United Arab Emirates.

Graduation Degree

The candidate must have completed his/her graduation (bachelor’s degree) or passed an equivalent qualifying examination from a recognized college or university. Candidates with the following degrees or in the final year of these can apply for GATE 2019:

  • BE/B.Tech./B.Pharma
  • Arch
  • BSc (Research)/BS
  • MSc/MA/MCA
  • Integrated ME/M.Tech (post BSc)
  • Integrated ME/M.Tech/Dual Degree Program (B.Tech + M.Tech)
  • Integrated MSc/ BS/MS
  • Integrated BS/MS
  • Professional Society Examination (equivalent to B.E/B.Tech/B.Arch)

GATE 2019 Age Limit

There is no age limit for taking GATE exam.

GATE 2019 Exam Pattern 

The duration of GATE 2019 will be 3 hours or 180 minutes.

The paper shall have both objective-type questions (MCQs)and numerical answer type questions (NATs).

There shall be 65 questions from 3 areas in the paper:

  • Engineering Mathematics (15%),
  • General Aptitude (15%)
  • Engineering Discipline (70%).

There are 23 different papers available in GATE, out of which a candidate can sit for only one. General Aptitude is common across all papers.

While there is no negative marking for the NATs, 1/3rd and 2/3rd mark will be deducted for wrong answers for the 1 mark and 2 marks MCQs respectively.

Candidates are not allowed to carry any physical calculator with them. There shall be a virtual calculator that they can use during the exam. 

How to Apply?

No official notification has currently been released regarding GATE 2019.

GATE 2019 Application Fee

The application fee for the GATE 2019 shall be as follows:

Female CandidatesRs.750
SC/ST/PWD CandidatesRs.750
General/OBC Male CandidatesRs.1500
International CandidatesUS$ 50

The application fee is the same for all International candidates, irrespective of category.

Candidates can make the payment online (Netbanking/credit card/debit card) or offline (e-Challan).

Documents to be Uploaded

  • Photograph – JPG/JPEG/PNG format; Size: 5-200 KB
  • Signature – JPG/JPEG/PNG format; Size: 5-150 KB
  • Left Thumb Impression – Size: 2-150 KB
  • Caste or Disability certificate (PDF format) in case of SC/ST/OBC/PWD candidates; Size:10-300 KB
  • Provisional certificate (PDF format) in case of final year candidates; Size:10-300 KB.

Further details regarding GATE 2019 application form will be published soon.

Admit Card

GATE admit card 2019 shall be available in 1st week of January 2019. The admit cards can be downloaded from the official website.

GATE 2019 Answer Key

The answer key for GATE is made available on the official website just a few days after the exam every year. The GATE 2019 answer key shall be available in February 2019, after the exam.


GATE results 2019 shall be announced in March 2019 on the official website.

GATE 2019 Score Card

The candidates can download their GATE 2019 scorecard right from the official website from March till May 2019, once the results are declared. The scorecard remains valid for 3 years from the day of the declaration of the results.

GATE 2019 Counselling

The counselling for various institutes shall begin in April 2019. The process is separate for each IIT and thus the candidates need to apply separately to each. In NITs, there is central counselling for admission to their post-graduate programs.

GATE Official WebsiteN/A
GATE Official NotificationNot released yet
GATE 2019 BrochureN/A
GATE Admit Card DownloadN/A
GATE ResultsN/A

Stay tuned for more updates on GATE Exam. For further queries, post your questions in the comments.

Leave a Reply

Notify of