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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.

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GATE 2019 Conducting Body

IIT, Madras

GATE 2019 Eligibility Criteria

Before starting the application process, the candidate must ensure that he / she meets the educational eligibility criteria of GATE 2019, which are enumerated in Table

Qualifying Degree
Qualifying Degree / Examination
Description of Eligible Candidates
Year of Qualification not later than
B.E. / B.Tech. / B.Pharm.
Bachelor’s degree holders in Engineering / Technology (4 years after 10+2 or 3 years after B.Sc. / Diploma in Engineering / Technology)
Currently in the final year or already completed 
2019
B. Arch. 
Bachelor’s degree holders of Architecture (5 years course)
Currently in the final year or already completed
2019
B.Sc. (Research) / B.S.
Bachelor’s degree in Science (Post-Diploma / 4 years after 10+2)
Currently in the 4th year or already completed 
2019
M. Sc. / M.A / MCA or equivalent
Master’s degree in any branch of Science / Mathematics / Statistics / Computer Applications or equivalent
Currently in the final year or already completed
2019
Int. M.E. / M.Tech. (Post-B.Sc.)
Post - BSc Integrated Master’s degree programs in Engineering / Technology (4 years program) 
Currently in the 2nd / 3rd / 4th year or already completed
2021
Int. M.E./ M.Tech. or Dual Degree (after Diploma or 10+2)
Integrated Master’s degree program or Dual Degree program in Engineering / Technology (5 years program)
Currently in the 4th / 5th year or already completed
2020
Int. M.Sc. / Int. B.S. - M.S. 
Integrated M.Sc. or 5 years integrated B.S. - M.S. program
Currently in the final year or already completed
2019
Professional Society Examinations* (equivalent to B.E. / B.Tech. / B. Arch.)
B.E. / B.Tech. / B.Arch. equivalent examinations of Professional Societies, recognized by MHRD / UPSC / AICTE (e.g., AMIE by Institution of EngineersIndia, AMICE by the Institute of Civil Engineers-India and so on)
Completed Section A or equivalent of such professional courses
NA




* Some of these Professional Societies / Institutions, which conduct examination in various fields of engineering, are as follows:

  • The Institution of Engineers (India) (IE)
  • The Institution of Civil Engineers (ICE)
  • The Institution of Electronics and Telecommunication Engineers (IETE)
  • The Aeronautical Society of India (AeSI)
  • The Indian Institute of Chemical Engineers, including Polymer and Environmental Group (IIChemE)
  • The Indian Institute of Metals (IIM)
  • The Indian Institute of Industrial Engineers (IIE) 

However, the candidates who possess certification from any of the professional societies must ensure that those examinations conducted by the societies are approved by MHRD / AICTE as equivalent to B.E. / B.Tech. / B.Arch.

Candidates who have obtained / are pursuing their qualifying degree from countries other than India:

  • must have completed or are in the final year of their Bachelor’s degree (duration: at least 4 years) in Engineering / Technology or;
  • must have completed or are in the final year of their Post Graduate (Master's) degree (duration: at least 2 years) in any relevant subjects in science.
  • Note: If a candidate is pursuing any higher degree or has already obtained a degree higher than that mentioned in the Table the candidate should select the minimum required qualifying degree while filling the application form. 

Documents Required in Support of Eligibility (Eligibility Documents)

  • In case, the candidate has already passed (in 2018 or earlier) one of the qualifying examinations listed in Table he / she has to submit (i.e. upload) the degree certificate/provisional certificate / course completion certificate / professional certificate / membership certificate issued by the institute or society.
  • In case, the candidate is expected to complete one of the qualifying criteria specified in he / she has to upload a Certificate from the Head of the Department / Institute (in the format given in Appendix A in prospectus) 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.

Note: Eligibility Document, as applicable, has to be uploaded only while filling the online application and NOT to be sent by post. 

Qualifying Disciplines Appendix B in prospectus gives a list of the qualifying disciplines. This list is only indicative and it is not necessary that the name of the candidate’s degree has to be as per the table.

GATE 2019 Exam Centers

Online Dates

Date Centers
02/02/2019 -
03/02/2019 -
09/02/2019 -
10/02/2019 -

GATE 2019 Important Dates

EventsStart DateLast Date
Application Form01/09/2018 03/10/2018
Admit Card Release Date04/01/2019 -
GATE 2019 Exam Date Online Dates
  • 02/02/2019
  • 03/02/2019
  • 09/02/2019
  • 10/02/2019
  • Declaration of result16/03/2019-
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    GATE 2019 Examination Timing

    Forenoon: 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 Noon (Tentative)

    Afternoon: 2:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. (Tentative)

    Candidates must learn about the paper code of their choice, as this information is essential during making the application, as well as, during the examination. As the candidates are permitted to appear in ONLY ONE of the 24 papers of the GATE 2019, they should make their choice (of the paper), with due care.

    After submission of application, any change of paper is NOT permitted.

    If a candidate makes more than one application for the same paper, he / she will be allowed to appear in any one session ONLY. One of the duplicate/triplicate applications will be considered and the remaining applications will be rejected without any refund of application fee.

    Zone No.
    1.IISc Bangalore Bengaluru - 560 012 Website: http://gate.iisc.ac.in
    Ananthapuramu, Angamaly, Bagalkot, Ballari (Bellary), Belagavi (Belgaum), Bengaluru North, Bengaluru South, Bidar, Davanagere, Hassan, Hubballi (Hubli), Hyderabad, Kalaburagi (Gulbarga), Kannur, Kasaragod, Kolar, Kozhikode, Kurnool, Malappuram, Mangaluru, Manipal, Mysuru (Mysore), Palakkad, Payyanur, PortBlair, Shivamogga (Shimoga), Thrissur, Tumakuru, Vatakara
    2.IIT Bombay, Powai, Mumbai - 400 076 Website: http://gate.iitb.ac.in
    Ahmedabad, Ahmednagar, Amravati, Anand, Aurangabad, Baramati, Bhavnagar, Bhuj, Gandhinagar, Goa, Jalgaon, Kankavli, Kolhapur, Mehsana, Mumbai, Nagpur, Nanded, Nashik, Navi Mumbai, Pune, Rajkot, Ratnagiri, Sangli, Satara, Solapur, Surat, Thane, Vadodara
    3.IIT Delhi, HauzKhas, New Delhi – 110 016 Website: http://gate.iitd.ac.in
    Ajmer, Alwar, Bahadurgarh, Bikaner, Faridabad-Palwal, Greater NOIDA, Gurugram, Hisar, Indore, Jaipur, Jammu, Jodhpur, Karnal, Kota, Mathura, New Delhi, Rohtak, Samba, Sikar, Udaipur-Chittorgarh, Ujjain
    4.IIT Guwahati Guwahati – 781 039 Website: http://iitg.ac.in/gate-jam
    Agartala, Arrah, Asansol-Durgapur, Bokaro Steel City, Burdwan, Dhanbad, Dibrugarh, Gangtok, Guwahati, Imphal, Itanagar, Jorhat, Kalyani, Muzaffarpur, Patna, Purnea, Shillong, Silchar, Siliguri, Tezpur
    5.IIT Kanpur Kanpur – 208 016 Website: http://gate.iitk.ac.in
    Agra, Aligarh, Allahabad, Bareilly, Bhopal, Gorakhpur, Gwalior, Jabalpur, Kanpur, Lucknow, Varanasi
    6.IIT Kharagpur Kharagpur – 721 302 Website: http://gate.iitkgp.ac.in
    Balasore, Berhampur (Odisha), Bhilai, Bhimavaram, Bhubaneswar, Bilaspur (CG), Cuttack, Eluru, Hooghly, Jamshedpur, Kakinada (AP), Kharagpur, Kolkata, Raipur, Rajamahendravaram (Rajahmundry), Ranchi, Rourkela, Sambalpur, Srikakulam, Tadepalligudem, Vijayawada, Visakhapatnam, Vizianagaram
    7.IIT Madras Chennai – 600 036 Website: http://gate.iitm.ac.in
    Alappuzha, Aluva, Attingal, Bapatla – Chirala, Chengannur, Chennai South, Chennai West, Chittoor, Coimbatore, Cuddalore, Dindigul, Ernakulam, Erode-Thiruchengode, Gudur, Guntur, Idukki, Kadapa, Kanjirapally, Kanyakumari-Nagercoil, Karimnagar, Karur, Khammam, Kodad, Kollam, Kothamangalam, Kottayam, Madurai, Muvattupuzha, Namakkal, Nedumangad, Nellore, Ongole, Pala, Puducherry (Pondicherry), Punalur, Salem, Thanjavur, Thiruvananthapuram, Thoothukudi (Tuticorin), Tiruchirapalli, Tirunelveli, Tirupati, Vellore, Villupuram, Virudhunagar, Warangal
    8.IIT Roorkee Roorkee – 247 667 Website: http://gate.iitr.ac.in
    Ambala, Amritsar, Baddi (HP), Bathinda, Chandigarh, Dehradun, Ghaziabad, Haldwani- Bhimtal, Hamirpur (HP), Jalandhar, Kurukshetra, Ludhiana, Meerut, Mohali, Moradabad, NOIDA, Panipat, Pathankot, Patiala, Roorkee, Sangrur, Shimla, Solan, Sonepat, Una, Yamunanagar
    9.International GATE, IIT Madras
    Addis Ababa (Ethiopia), Colombo (Sri Lanka), Dhaka (Bangladesh), Dubai (UAE), Kathmandu (Nepal), Singapore

    Choice of Examination City:

    The candidate can choose THREE cities from the list of examination cities given in Table. The first and second choices must be from the same GATE zone and third choice can be from any GATE zone.

    If a candidate chooses a particular city (in a particular zone) as the first choice, then he/she will be able to choose the city of second choice ONLY from the same zone. However, third choice can be from any one of the listed cities (i.e., no restriction on the zone for the third choice city). Note that, because of the operational constraints, the GATE Committee reserves the right to add a new city or remove an existing one, and allot a city that may not be from any of the choices selected by the candidate.

    GATE 2019 Application Form

    Application Form Fee

    GATE 2019 Application Fee

    Details of the application fee are given in Table. The application fee is NEITHER refundable NOR transferable. Payments have to be made online by using either net banking or debit card or credit card. As per the prevailing norms, additional online transaction charges or bank charges can be applicable. These charges will be specified on the payment portal.

    Details of Application Fee for GATE 2019

    For Examination Centres in India
    On or Before 21st Sept. 2018
    During the Extended Period
    Female candidates
    Rs. 750Rs. 1250
    SC / ST / PwD* category candidates
    Rs. 750
    Rs. 1250
    All other candidates
    Rs. 1500
    Rs. 2000

    Application Form Filling Instructions

    • Apply for the examination.Application Process

    Application for GATE 2019 must be submitted ONLINE (through GOAPS website, https://appsgate.iitm.ac.in) by paying necessary application fee. For GATE 2019, all information related to the application process will be available in the GOAPS website. The photograph, signature, certificate of qualifying degree, category certificate (SC / ST / PwD) and / or Dyslexic certificate, wherever applicable, must be uploaded during the online application. Candidates must enter the ID number specified in any one of the following IDs: Passport, PAN Card, Voter ID, Aadhaar-UID, College ID, Employee ID and Driving License. The candidates who do not possess any of these identity cards, may please procure any one of them before making the application.

    Please note that the GATE application form is not available for sale or otherwise anywhere.

    GATE Online Application Processing System (GOAPS)

    GOAPS: https://appsgate.iitm.ac.in is the webpage/web address of the GATE Online Application Processing System (GOAPS). It can also be accessed from the GATE 2019 website (http://gate.iitm.ac.in). 

    GOAPS also provides an online interface to the candidate for interacting with the GATE administration. With this interface, a candidate can:

    • Apply for the examination.
    • Upload photograph, signature and other documents like qualifying degree certificate / Certificate from the Head of the Department / Institute (in the format given in Appendix A in prospectus) and category certificate (SC / ST / PwD) and / or Dyslexic certificate as applicable. 
    • Pay the application fee through any of the electronic payment modes.
    • Check the Status of the application form: Received, Under scrutiny, Accepted, Defect status, Status after rectification, Rejected with valid reasons, Admit Card ready for download, etc.
    • Download Admit Card.
    • View his / her answers, marks and GATE score.
    • Download GATE score card.

    GOAPS Registration: A candidate must first register by providing Full Name (as per the qualifying degree certificate), a valid e-mail address, mobile number and by choosing a password. All communications from the GATE Offices will be sent to this e-mail address (ONLY ONE PERSON CAN REGISTER WITH ONE e-mail ADDRESS). Give the personal mobile number and e-mail address, because most of the communication will be through e-mail and / or SMS.

    GOAPS Enrollment ID: Each GOAPS registered candidate will be provided with an Enrollment ID. Upon registration, an e-mail containing the GOAPS Enrollment ID will be sent to the candidate. This Enrollment ID will be the reference ID for all future communication.

    GOAPS Password: The candidate has to choose a password during Enrollment at GOAPS. This password must be remembered along with the GOAPS Enrollment ID to login to GOAPS. It is strongly recommended to choose a password that cannot be guessed easily (it should not be the candidate’s name, date of birth, or some easily guessable string of numbers or letters like 12345 or abcd). Keep your password information safe, secure and confidential.

    Filling in GATE 2019 Application

    After due registration, GATE 2019 application must be filled and submitted ONLINE only at GOAPS. 

    Candidates are discouraged from making application through a third person. If someone else (friend or Internet café person) is filling the application on behalf of the candidate, the candidate must ensure that the data submitted are correct. Based on the earlier experiences, submission through a third person is highly discouraged to ensure an error free application.



    More Information

    Last Date for Requesting Change of Examination City (an additional fee will be applicable) Friday 16th November 2018

    GATE 2019 Syllabus

    The syllabus for each of the papers is given on GATE website http://gate.iitm.ac.in/Syllabus. Making a choice of the appropriate paper in the GATE application is the responsibility of the candidate. 


    Subjects


    GATE 2019 will be conducted on 24 subjects (papers). Table 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.

    List of GATE 2019 Papers and Corresponding Codes

    GATE Paper
    Code
    GATE 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 IndustrialPI
    Electronics and Communication Engineering
    EC
    Statistics
    ST
    Electrical Engineering
    EE
    Textile Engineering and Fibre Science
    TF
    Ecology and Evolution
    EY
    Engineering Sciences
    XE*
    Geology and Geophysics
    GG
    Life Sciences
    XL**

    *XE Paper Sections
    Code
    **XL Paper Sections
    Code
    Engineering Mathematics (Compulsory)
    A
    Chemistry (Compulsory)
    P
    Any two optional sections

    Any two optional sections

    Fluid Mechanics
    BBiochemistry
    Q
    Materials Science
    Botany
    R
    Solid Mechanics
    DMicrobiology
    S
    Thermodynamics
    EZoology
    T
    Polymer Science and Engineering
    FFood Technology
    U
    Food Technology
    G

    Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences
    H

    *XE (Engineering Sciences) and **XL (Life Sciences) papers are of general nature and will be comprised of Sections listed in the above table.
    Note: CE, CS, EC, EE and ME papers: Examination may be conducted in multiple sessions. However, a candidate is allowed to appear in only ONE specified session.



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    GATE 2019 Admit Card

    Admit Card Download Start Date

    04/01/2019

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    GATE 2019 Exam Day Instructions

    Online Dates

    • 02/02/2019
    • 03/02/2019
    • 09/02/2019
    • 10/02/2019

    Examination Day Instructions

    • Candidates will be permitted to occupy their allotted seats 40 minutes before the scheduled start of the examination. Candidates can login and start reading the instructions 20 minutes before the start of examination. Candidates will NOT be permitted to enter the examination hall after 10:00 hours in the forenoon session and after 15:00 hours in the afternoon session. Candidates will NOT be permitted to leave the examination hall before the end of the examination.
    • Candidates appearing for GATE 2019 examination must carry Admit Card and original valid photo-identity proof inside the examination hall.
    • Scribble pads will be provided to the candidates in the examination hall by the invigilators. The same should be used for all rough work. Candidates should write their name and registration number on the scribble pads. The scribble pads must be returned to the invigilators after the end of the examination.
    • Carrying mobile phones (even in the switched-off mode), wristwatches and calculators inside the examination hall is strictly prohibited.
    • Carrying of any other electronic devices that can be used for communication or for any other purpose, and printed or hand-written textual materials, inside the examination hall is strictly prohibited.
    • All means of communication (verbal or otherwise) among the candidates inside the examination hall are strictly prohibited.
    • Candidates should not tamper with the computer and the related hardware provided in the examination hall. Candidates found to have tampered with these willfully, will have their candidature cancelled summarily. In addition, appropriate legal action will be initiated against such candidates.

    The GATE 2019 candidature of candidates found using unfair means and not in line with the code and ethics of the GATE examination may be cancelled. Their examination will not be evaluated, even if they may have been allowed to complete their examination. In addition, appropriate legal action may be initiated against all such candidates.

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    • The Admit Cards for GATE 2019 would be available only on GOAPS website. Candidates can download their Admit Card from GOAPS website. No printed copy of the Admit Cards will be posted to the candidates.
    • The candidate has to appear at the GATE Examination Centre on the date and time specified in the Admit Card.
    • No request for any changes in the Centre or Date/Time specified in the Admit Card will be entertained. Similarly, this being an examination body with certain constraints, candidates needing very special or specific facility for the examination may not be entertained. Hence, candidates are requested to adhere to the facilities that are possible within the ambit and resources of GATE Examination Body.
    • Candidates must bring a print-out of the downloaded Admit Card to the Examination for the verification along with the original and valid photo Identity Document (NO photocopy/scanned copy/NOT an expired document), which was specified during the filling up of the online application (for example: Passport, PAN card, Voter ID, Aadhaar-UID, College ID, Employee ID and Driving License)
    • The Admit Card is valid if and ONLY if the candidate's photograph and signature images are clear and legible. The photograph on the Admit Card and that in the valid photo identity document should match with the appearance of the candidate on the day of examination. To ensure this, print the Admit Card on an A4 sized paper using a laser printer, preferably a color printer. Both, the GATE 2019 Admit Card and the Original ID proof are essential for entry into the examination hall.
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    GATE 2019 Results

    Result Declaration16/03/2019
    Result URLCheck your result here

    GATE 2019 Re-evaluation

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    The GATE 2019 candidature of candidates found using unfair means and not in line with the code and ethics of the GATE examination may be cancelled. Their examination will not be evaluated, even if they may have been allowed to complete their examination. In addition, appropriate legal action may be initiated against all such candidates.

    Gate 2019 Scorecard

    The GATE 2019 candidature of candidates found using unfair means and not in line with the code and ethics of the GATE examination may be cancelled. Their examination will not be evaluated, even if they may have been allowed to complete their examination. In addition, appropriate legal action may be initiated against all such candidates.

    There is no provision for the issue of hard copies of the GATE Scorecards.

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