GATE 2019 Application Form, Dates, Eligibility


GATE 2019 Application Form, Dates, Eligibility, Pattern, Syllabus

Gate 2019GATE is a national level entrance exam for admission to PG courses in the field of engineering and technology. It stands for Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering. Through GATE score candidates can get admissions into M. Tech. / Ph.D. programmes in IITs, IISc, IISERs and other reputed institutions. Every year, GATE is organized on the rotational basis by the seven zonal IITs and an IISc. Apart from granting admission, the score of gate exam is also considered as one of the criteria for recruitment to government and private organizations working in technical fields. Check here complete details about GATE 2019 Entrance Examination.

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GATE 2019 Notification

  • GATE 2019 Notification will be out in August 2018. The Application Process will be started from September 2018. Click Here to Register for GATE 2019. 
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GATE 2019 Overview

EXAM GATE 2019 (Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering)
MODE OF GATE 2019 Online (Computer Based Test)
TYPE OF QUESTIONS MCQ (Multiple Choice Questions) NAT (Numerical Answer Type)
MARKING CRITERIA 1/3 marks deducted for 1 mark question and 2/3 marks deducted for every 2 mark question

GATE 2019 Important Dates

Commencement of Online Application Form 1st week of September 2018
Last Date of Application Form Submission 1st week of October 2018
Last Date for change in Gender & Category 3rd week of October 2018
Last Date to request for change in examination city 2nd week of November 2018
Availability of Admit Card 1st week January 2019
GATE 2019 Exam Date 4th week of January 2019
Answer Key Within a few days after examination
Declaration of result 2nd week of March 2019
Downloading of Score Card Begins Last week of Mar 2019 to Last week of May 2019
Counselling Commence Second week of April 2019

GATE 2019 Registration

GATE registration 2019 will be started on the 1st week of September 2018. All the candidates have to apply online only. The registration will be end in first week of October 2018. The authority will provide a period of approx one month for the application process. Aspirants have to fill GATE 2019 application form through GATE Online Application Processing System (GOAPS). Application Procedure for international candidates is same as Indians. International candidates must possess a valid passport to apply.

GATE 2019 Eligibility Criteria

Qualification Required Description of the Qualifying Degree Status of the Degree Year of Passing
B.Arch 5-years bachelor’s degree in Architecture Pursuing final year examination or completed 2019
B.E./ B.Tech/ B.Pharm 4-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 completed 2019
B.Sc. Research/ B.S. 4-years Bachelor’s degree in Science (post-diploma or after 10+2) Pursuing final year examination or completed 2019
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/Technology Currently in 4th/5th year or completed 2019
Int. M.E/ M.Tech


4-years Post-BSc Integrated Master’s degree programs in Engineering / Technology Presently in 2nd/3rd/4th year or completed 2010
Int. M.Sc/ Int. B.S.-M.S. Integrated M.Sc. or Five year integrated

B. S./M. S. program

Pursuing final year examination or completed 2019
M. Sc./ M.A./ MCA or


Master’s degree in Science/Mathematics/Statistics/Computer Applications or equivalent Currently in final year or completed 2019
Professional Society Examination equivalent to B.Tech/ B.E./ B.Arch B.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



Application Fee

  • Candidates can pay the application fee via Net banking, debit card or e-challan.
Category Application Fee
SC/ST/PwD Candidates Rs. 750/-
Women Candidates Rs. 750/-
All Other Candidates Rs. 1500/-
GATE International Candidates US Dollars 50

GATE 2019 Exam Pattern

  • GATE 2019 is held for total 23 papers.
  • Candidates are allowed to appear in only one of the 23 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 total 150 questions of maximum 15 marks (5 questions of 1 mark and 5 questions of 2 marks).
  • In the paper of XE, 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.
Section QuestionNo. No. of questions Marks per question TotalMarks
General Aptitude 1 to 5 5 1 5



1 to 25 25 1 25
26 to 55 30 2 60
Total Questions: 65 Total Marks: 100 Total Duration: 3 hours
Technical Section:70 marks General Aptitude: 15 marks Engineering 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.
  • It will not be sent via email/post.
  • The successfully registered candidates will be able to download the GATE 2019 admit card on 5th 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

  • It is expected that the exam will end in the second week of February 2019.
  • The answer key will be released by the authority after the completion of 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

  • GATE 2019 result will be published on the GOAPS portal of GATE website.
  • The result is likely to be announced on 17th March 2019.
  • After the declaration of result, GATE Scorecards will be available for the candidates who secure marks equal or more than the cut-off marks.

GATE 2019 Score Card

  • 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

  • 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 in 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

  • For providing admission to PG courses, no common counselling 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).
  • Counselling is purely based on GATE 2019 scores.
  • It is the common counselling conducted by NITs every year.

GATE 2019 Syllabus

  • It is known that GATE is held for 23 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 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.

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 in 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

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 23 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 2018 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 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 books to Prepare for GATE 2019


  • Engineering Electromagnetics by William H. Hayt Jr., John A. Buck
  • Electromagnetic Waves by R K Shevgaonkar


  • Fundamentals of Electric Circuits by Charles K. Alexander, Matthew N. O. Sadiku
  • Engineering Circuit Analysis by William H. Hayt and Jack E. Kemmerly

Signals and Systems

  • Signals and Systems by Alan V. Oppenheim
  • Signals and Systems by Tarun Kumar Rawat

Digital Circuits

  • Digital Systems: Principles and Applications by Tocci
  • Digital Logic & Computer Design by M.Morris Mano

Analog Circuits

  • Microelectronic Circuits by Adel S. Sedra, Kenneth Carless Smith
  • Integrated Electronics by Millman and Halkias

Control Systems

  • Control Systems Engineering by I.J. Nagrath


  • A Course in Electrical and Electronic Measurements and Instrumentation by A. K. Sawhney, Puneet Sawhney
  • Electronic instrumentation and measurement techniques by William David Cooper

Electrical Machines

  • Electrical Machinery by P. S. Bimbhra
  • A Textbook of Electrical Technology by B.L. Theraja

Power Systems

  • Electrical Power Systems by C. L. Wadhwa
  • Principles of Power System by V. K. Mehta, Rohit Mehta


  • Communication systems by Simon S. Haykin
  • Principles Of Communication Systems by Taub

Power Electronics

  • Power Electronics by P. S. Bimbhra
  • Power Electronics: Circuits, Devices, and Applications by Rashid

Electronic Devices

  • Semiconductor Physics And Devices by Neamen
  • Integrated Electronics Solid State Electronic Devices by Ben G. Streetman, Sanjay Banerjee


  • Fiber Optics and Optoelectronics by R. P. Khare
  • Optical Fiber Communications by Gerd Keiser


  • Measurement systems: application design by Doebeli
  • Principles of measurement systems book by John Bentley

Process Control

  • Process Control Instrumentation Technology by Curtis D. Johnson

Strength of Materials

  • Mechanics of Material by Beer and Johnston
  • Strength of Materials by Sadhu Singh

Engineering Mechanics

  • Mechanics for Engineers (Statics and Dynamics) by Beer and Johnston

Design of machine elements

  • A Test Book of Machine Design by R.S.Khurmi and J.K.Gupta
  • Design of Machine Elements by V.B.Bhandari


  • Vibrations by S S Rao
  • Vibrations by M.P.Grover

Theory of Machines

  • Theory of Machines by S.Ratan
  • Theory of Mechanisms and Machines by Amitabha Ghosh and Asok Kumar Mallik

Fluid Mechanics

  • Fluid Mechanics by K. L.Kumar
  • Fluid Mechanics by R.K.Bansal

Heat Transfer

  • Engineering heat and mass transfer by R.C. Sachdeva
  • Heat transfer by R Yadav

Thermal Science

  • Engineering Thermodynamics by P.K.Nag
  • Thermodynamics by R.K.Rajput

Manufacturing Science

  • Manufacturing Technology by P.N.Rao
  • Manufacturing Science by Ghosh and Mallik


  • Database concepts by Korth & Sudarshan
  • Database management systems by Raghurama Krishnan

Industrial Engineering

  • Industrial Engineering and Management – O P Khanna
  • Operation Research: Quantitative Techniques for Management – V K Kapoor

Discrete Mathematics

  • Discrete mathematics and its applications by kenneth rosen
  • Discrete mathematical structures by Tremblay & manohar

Data Structures

  • Data Structures Using C and C++, by Langsam, Augenstein, Tenenbau
  • Classic Data structures by Debasis samanta


  • Introduction to Algorithims by cormen
  • The Design and analysis of Computer Algorithm by Aho, Ullman

C Language

  • Data Structures Using C and C++, by Langsam, Augenstein, Tenenbau
  • Let us C by Yashwanth Kanetkar

Compiler Design

  • Compilers, Principles, Techniques and Tools by Alfred V. Aho, Ravi Sethi, Jeffery D. Ullman

Computer Networks

  • Computer Networks by Andrew S. Tanenbaum
  • Data Communication and Networking by Behrouz A. Forouzan

Theory of Computation

  • Introduction to Automata Theory, Languages, and Computation by John E. Hopcroft, Jeffery D. Ullman
  • An Introduction to Formal Languages and Automata by Peter Linz

Operating Systems

  • Operating System Concepts by Silberschatz,A., Galvin,P.B., Gagne, G
  • Operating System by William Stallings


  1. Hello sir,

    My b.e passout is 2015. Am i eligible to apply for gate 2019.i humbly request u to plz rply me.