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Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering (GATE) is a national level examination. It is conducted to offer admission into masters & direct doctoral programmes in engineering/technology/architecture and doctoral programme in relevant branches of science.

GATE 2019 Full Notification  has been released now. The examination is organized by the IITs & IISc, Bangalore on a rotation basis. This year, the exam is managed by the IIT, Madras. Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering (GATE) is a national level examination. It is conducted to offer admission into masters & direct doctoral programmes in engineering/technology/architecture and doctoral programme in relevant branches of science.  

GATE- Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering is an examination which opens the gateway to booming public organisations and the field of research . GATE is an All-India examination administered and conducted in eight zones across the country by the GATE Committee comprising of Faculty members from IISc, Bangalore and other seven IIT’s on behalf of the National Coordinating Board, Department of Education, Ministry of Human Resources Development.

GATE 2019 Exam Date: GATE is an annual entrance examination for admission in M.Tech/M.E./M.Arch/M.Plan/MCA etc. courses that are being offered by the IITs, NITs, CFTIs and IISc. In addition to that, GATE scorecard is used for PSU recruitments too. You can check the important dates of GATE 2019 on this table below.

GATE 2019


IIT Madras released the website on

06 Jul 2018 at 6:00 PM

GOAPS will be launched and the application process will start on

01 Sep 2018

Last date for application form submission

21 Sep 2018

Last date for application form submission with late fees

01 Oct 2018

Last date for requesting a change in exam centre

16 Nov 2018

Candidates can download admit card from

04 Jan 2019

GATE 2019 Exam

2, 3, 9 and 10 Feb 2019

Forenoon: 9:00 AM to 12:00 Noon

Afternoon: 2:00 PM to 5:00 PM

Declaration of results

16 Mar 2019

Scorecard will be available

20 – 31 May 2019

GATE 2019 Exam Dates

Here, we have updated official schedule for GATE entrance exam 2019.


Dates (Announced)

GATE 2019 Online Application Form Opens

1st September 2018

Last Date for Submission of Application

21st September 2018

Last date for registration (with late fee)

1st October 2018

Last Date for Requesting Change of Examination City

16th November 2018

Mock Test Release

3rd week of November 2018

Admit Card Downloading Starts

4th January 2019

GATE Aptitude Test

2nd, 3rd, 9th & 10th February 2019

Answer Key Release

Within a few days after examination

Announcement of Results

16th March 2019

Score Card Release

20th March to 31st May 2019

Counselling Starts

1st week of April 2019

New Changes Introduced this Year:

There are some major changes has been done for the GATE 2019 examination, which are mentioned below:


·         The GATE 2019 examination will be conducted for total 24 papers. A new paper Statistics(Code – ST) has been added.

·         Students will also get an opportunity to submit the application form after the due date.

·         IIT, Madras is the conducting authority of GATE 2019 examination.


GATE 2019 Registration

Candidates can check this section to know complete details about the application form:

·         Candidates will register & fill application only through online mode on the official website 

·         GATE 2019 application form will be available from 1st September 2018 to 21st September 2018.

·         Upload your scanned images such as photograph (Maximum Size: 480×640 pixels, Minimum Size: 240×320 pixels & Dimension: 3.5cm × 4.5cm) and signature (Maximum Size: 160×560, Minimum Size: 80×280 pixels & Dimension: 2cm × 7cm).

·         Candidates also have to upload certificate of qualifying degree, category certificate and/or Dyslexic certificate (if applicable).

·         At the time of GATE registration 2019, candidates can choose three exam cities as examination centres.

·         Candidates also have to fill ID number specified in any of the following, i.e. Aadhaar-UID, College ID, Driving License, Employee ID, Passport, PAN Card & Voter ID.

·         There will be no need to send any hard copy of application/documents to the officials.

·         Candidates should take a print copy of GATE application form 2019 for further references.

Application Fee:

·         The application fee will be deposited through online mode by using either net banking or debit card or credit card.

·         The fee will be non-refundable & non-transferable.

·         The fee details are given below in the table:



For Examination Centers in India

SC/ST/PwD/ Female candidates

Rs. 750

All Other Categories

Rs. 1500

Late Fee

Rs. 500

GATE Exam Pattern

GATE 2019 exam pattern complete information is mentioned here:

·         Papers: GATE examination will be conducted for 24 subjects/papers on 2nd, 3rd, 9th & 10th February 2019.

·         Exam Mode: It will be organized in online mode (computer-based test).

·         Type of Questions: In the examination, MCQs & Numerical type questions will be asked.

·         Attempt: Candidates can appear only in any one paper of GATE examination.

·         Session: Examination will be held in two sessions, i.e. forenoon (9:00 AM to 12:00 Noon) & afternoon (2:00 PM to 5:00 PM).

·         Duration: Exam duration will be of three hours.

·         Number of Questions: Total 65 questions will be asked in the examination.

·         Marks: The question paper will be of 100 marks.

·         Section Common in All GATE Papers: It is compulsory to attempt General Aptitude (GA) section.

Marking Scheme: 

Pattern of Questions

Marks Allotted

Negative Marking

Multiple Choice Questions (MCQ)

1 or 2 marks

For 1 mark question, 1/3 marks will be deducted.
For 2 marks question, 2/3 mark will be deducted.

Numerical Answer Type (NAT)

1 or 2 marks

No negative marking

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