GATE 2019

The Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering (GATE) is an entrance examination and scholarship test held by the seven Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs) and Indian Institute of Science (IISc) Bangalore. The Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD) creates procedures for postgraduate admissions. GATE 2018 is being organized by the IIT Madras. Around 9+ lakh candidates are estimated to appear for the entrance exam this year.

The GATE 2019 examination will identify candidates for admission to postgraduate programs in engineering (Masters degree program, both Master of Technology (M.Tech) and Master of Engineering (M.E.), technology, architecture, science and related disciplines at the national level. On the basis of GATE scores, candidates may take admission into postgraduate engineering and sciences programs. The score may also be valid for admission to doctoral degree programs. Some public sector undertakings (PSUs) accept GATE scores for screening potential salaried employees for jobs. GATE does not provide information on employment, check other reliable sources for employment information.

Non-GATE qualified candidates may apply for doctoral degree programs with the necessary postgraduate qualifications in engineering sciences. The MHRD offers scholarships and assistantships to GATE-qualified candidates. Many institutes and universities request the GATE score for admission to fellowship and research programs.

The GATE 2019 score is valid for 3 years from the day the results are announced.

GATE Exam Papers

This year 23 papers will be conducted. All the 23 papers will be conducted through an online Computer Based Test (CBT).

GATE Paper Exam Code
Aerospace Engineering AE
Agricultural Engineering AG
Architecture and Planning AR
Biotechnology BT
Civil Engineering CE
Chemical Engineering CH
Computer Science and Information Technology CS
Chemistry CY
Electronics and Communication Engineering EC
Electrical Engineering EE
Ecology and Evolution EY
Geology and Geophysics GG
Instrumentation Engineering IN
Mathematics MA
Mechanical Engineering ME
Mining Engineering MN
Metallurgical Engineering MT
Petroleum Engineering PE
Physics PH
Production and Industrial Engineering PI
Textile Engineering and Fiber Science TF
Engineering Sciences XE
Life Sciences XL

Applicants may appear for no more than one GATE 2019 paper. Visit the GATE 2019 exam pattern page to get details about the GATE test format.

(Also read: How to perform your best in GATE 2019)

GATE 2019: Important Dates

Event Date
Online Application Last Date 21 September 2018
Admit Card Availability 4 January 2019
GATE 2019 Online Exam
Morning: 9.00 am to 12.00 noon
Afternoon: 2.00 pm to 5.00 pm
2 February 2019
3 February 2019
9 February 2019
10 February 2019
GATE 2019 Result Date (6.00 pm) 16 March 2019

Visit the GATE 2019 exam dates page for complete details as well as exam schedule.

GATE 2019: Eligibility Criteria

If you fulfill one of the following you may be eligible to appear for GATE 2019:

  • Bachelor's degree holder or fourth-year student in engineering, technology, pharmacy or architecture (four years after 10+2)
  • Master's degree holder or final-year student in any branch of science, statistics, mathematics, computer applications or equivalent
  • Candidate in the second or higher year of the four-year integrated master's degree programme (Post Bachelor of Science) in engineering/technology
  • Student in the fourth or fifth year of five-year integrated master's degree programme and dual degree programme in engineering/technology
  • Degree holder or final-year student in integrated Master of Science (M.Sc.) or five-year integrated B.S./M.S.
  • Holder of qualifications obtained through examinations conducted by professional societies recognized by Union Public Service Commission (UPSC), All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE), Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD) or other relevant society as equivalent to the B.E. or B.Tech. Also eligible are those who have completed section A or equivalent of such professional courses.

Candidates who are in the final year of the qualifying examination and those who have completed the qualifying degree can apply.

*Candidates appearing for GATE 2019 from Bangladesh, Ethiopia, Nepal, Singapore, Sri Lanka and UAE should either have completed their Bachelors degree or be in their final year of Engineering/Technology. They could also hold a postgraduate degree (M.Sc.) in Science.

GATE 2019: Admit Card

Admit cards can only be downloaded from the GOAPS website and zonal GATE websites 4 January, 2019 onwards. Admit cards are no longer available by post. Bring your printed admit card with you to the test with valid photo identification.

One of the following is accepted as identification:

  • Driving license
  • Passport
  • PAN Card
  • Employee identification card
  • Voter ID
  • College ID
  • Notarized affidavit with photo, signature, date of birth and residential address
  • Aadhaar UID

Your photo identification must be original, photocopies/ scanned copies/ expired copies are not accepted. You are not permitted to take the test without appropriate photo identification. When you fill out the online application, details of the ID you will bring must be included.

GATE Online Application Process

The application for the test must be made through an online system, GATE Online Application Processing System (GOAPS), available through each zonal office. You will need to upload your signature and a good quality photograph to the system.

Uploading of certificates etc. will also be done online. Applicants need not send hard copies of any documents to the IITs zonal GATE office.

Application Fee

Women Candidates Rs. 750
SC/ST/PWD Candidates Rs. 750
All Other Candidates Rs. 1500
International Candidates GATE 2018 USD 50

Get detailed instructions for applying on the GATE Application Process page.

GATE 2019: Exam Pattern

The online examination paper will contain some questions for which numerical answers need to be entered by the candidate using the virtual keypad. The remaining questions will be Multiple Choice Questions (MCQs).

Question types

  • Multiple choice questions (MCQ)
  • Numerical answer questions

Visit the GATE 2019 exam pattern page to get details about the GATE test format.

Marking Scheme

Click to know more about GATE 2019 marking scheme.

Exam Centres

GATE 2019 will be administered in major Indian cities associated with IITs and IISc Zones. Find an exam centre near you.


The GATE syllabus in sciences and engineering is included below. For the detailed syllabus of a particular GATE subject, click on the subject name of your choice.

  1. GATE Syllabus General Aptitude
  2. GATE Syllabus Aerospace Engineering
  3. GATE Syllabus Agricultural Engineering
  4. GATE Syllabus Architecture & Planning
  5. GATE Syllabus Biotechnology
  6. GATE Syllabus Civil Engg
  7. GATE Syllabus Computer Sc. & IT
  8. GATE Syllabus Chemistry
  9. GATE Syllabus Elex & Comm Engineering
  10. GATE Syllabus Elec Engg
  11. GATE Syllabus Geology & Geophysics
  12. GATE Syllabus Instrumentation Engineering
  13. GATE Syllabus Mathematics
  14. GATE Syllabus Mechanical Engineering
  15. GATE Syllabus Mining Engineering
  16. GATE Syllabus Metallurgical Engineering
  17. GATE Syllabus Physics
  18. GATE Syllabus P & I
  19. GATE Syllabus Tex. Engineering & Fib. Sc.
  20. GATE Syllabus Engineering Mathematics*
  21. GATE Syllabus Fluid Mechanics*
  22. GATE Syllabus Materials Sc.*
  23. GATE Syllabus Solid Mechanics*
  24. GATE Syllabus Thermodynamics*
  25. GATE Syllabus Polymer Sc & Engineering*
  26. GATE Syllabus Food Tech*
  27. GATE Syllabus Biochemistry**
  28. GATE Syllabus Botany**
  29. GATE Syllabus Microbiology**
  30. GATE Syllabus Zoology**
  31. GATE Syllabus Food Technology**

* GATE 2018 Paper XE, ** GATE 2018 Paper XL

GATE 2019 Score

GATE is held throughout the following eight zones constituting IITs and IISc Bangalore. The GATE score is valid for a duration of three years. Scores will be available on the GATE website.

  1. Indian Institute of Science-IISc Bangalore
  2. Indian Institute of Technology-IIT, Bombay
  3. Indian Institute of Technology-IIT, Delhi
  4. Indian Institute of Technology-IIT, Guwahati
  5. Indian Institute of Technology-IIT, Kanpur
  6. Indian Institute of Technology-IIT, Kharagpur
  7. Indian Institute of Technology-IIT, Madras
  8. Indian Institute of Technology-IIT, Roorkee

GATE 2019: Results

GATE 2019 results will be announced on 16 March, 20189 at 6.00 pm.

GATE Contact Information

Zone Contact Address Phone Number Email Address

Chairman (GATE)

Indian Institute of Science

Bengaluru - 560012


Chairman (GATE)

Indian Institute of Technology

Bombay, Powai,

Mumbai - 400076



Chairman (GATE)

Indian Institute of Technology

Delhi, Hauz Khas,

New Delhi - 110016



Chairman (GATE)

Indian Institute of Technology

Guwahati - 781039


Chairman (GATE)

Indian Institute of Technology

Kanpur - 208016


Chairman (GATE)

Indian Institute of Technology

Kharagpur - 721302


Chairman (GATE)

Indian Institute of Technology


Chennai - 600036


Chairman (GATE)*

Indian Institute of Technology

Roorkee - 247667


*GATE 2019 international candidates can contact Indian Institute of Technology, Madras for updates and more information.

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