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GATE 2019 – Application Form, Eligibility, Exam Pattern, Syllabus

GATE 2019 (Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering) is a national level entrance examination. The successful applicants will get admission to various Post-Graduate programs in the top institutes of India such as IIT, IISER, IIS etc. Many applicants wait for this examination to get admission in various engineering & technology courses. If you are the one waiting for this entrance examination then it is a great opportunity to apply for GATE 2019. You can also check the important details about the examination from this article.

GATE 2019 – Application process

The application process will start from 1st week of September till last week of October. The applications have to be submitted through online mode. To start with the application process, you have to make use of online facility using GOAPS. First of all, you need to register as “New User”. Once the successful registration has been done, you will get access to GOAPS. Now, you need to login to GOAPS enrollment using User Name & Password.

You will have to enter all the genuine details as required in the application form. You also have to upload the scanned images of your photograph, signature and thumb impression. It is advised to cross-check the filled details before you submit the application form.

Application fee- GATE 2019

The application fee can be paid either through online (via debit/credit card or net banking) or offline (via challan) mode. The application fee for different categories is as follows-

  • The application fee for General/OBC category is Rs. 1500/-.
  • The application fee for reserved categories & female applicants is Rs. 750/-.

Important dates- GATE Exam 2019

The important dates against important events are tentative and may be changed if the situation demands. The tentative important dates & the events are as follows-

EventsImportant dates
Opening date for application processSeptember 2018
Closing date for application processOctober 2018
Date for the corrections in application formsOctober 2018
Closing date to place a request to change the examination cityOctober 2018
Availability of admit cardsJanuary 2019
Examination date for GATE 2019February 2019
Release of answer keyAfter few weeks of the exam
Declaration of resultMarch 2019
Counseling process will starts fromApril 2019

Eligibility criteria for GATE 2019 Exam

The examination authority has decided the eligibility criteria for GATE 2019. The applicants are advised to go through it, before applying for the examination. The eligibility criteria for GATE 2019 is as follows-

  • For Architecture, the applicants should have 5 years degree in architecture. The applicants appearing in final year are also eligible to apply for GATE 2019.
  • For B.Sc/ B.Sc Research, the applicants should have 4 years Bachelor’s degree in Science. The applicants appearing in final year are also eligible to apply for GATE 2019.
  • For B.E/ B.Tech/ B.Pharma, the applicants should have completed 4 years B.Tech program in any stream or 3 years B.Tech lateral entry (after completing B.Sc/ Diploma in technology/ engineering). The applicants appearing in final year are also eligible to apply for GATE 2019.
  • For M.Sc/ MCA/ M.A or equivalent, the applicants should have completed Masters’ degree in statistics/ Computer Applications Science/ Mathematics or equivalent. The applicants appearing in final year are also eligible to apply for GATE 2019.
  • For integrated M.E/ M.Tech or Dual degree, the applicants should have completed 5 years Integrated Master’s degree or Dual program in Engineering/Technology. The applicants appearing in final year are also eligible to apply for GATE 2019.
  • For Integrated M.Sc/ B.S-M.S, the applicants should have completed 5 years integrated B.S/ M.S program. The applicants appearing in final year are also eligible to apply for GATE 2019.
  • For Professional Society examinations equivalent to B.E/ B.Arch/ B.Tech, the applicants must have completed section A or equivalent programs recognized by UPSC/MHRD/AICTE.

Applications correction

The applicants can make changes in few details entered in the application forms such as DOB, Category etc. For this you have to send an Email with a subject “Correction in date (Enrollment Number)” along with documents proof to change the data. The changes can be done for the following details-

  • Applicant’s name
  • Applicants category
  • Date of Birth (DOB)
  • Parent/Guardian name
  • Have you graduated in the above degree?
  • Year of qualifying degree.

GATE 2019 Examination pattern

The examination pattern gives you all the important details about the examination & the pattern of the question paper as well. The examination pattern will have the details such as duration of the examination, total marks & total number of questions, penalty for incorrect answers etc. The examination pattern for GATE 2019 is as follows-

  • There are total 23 papers in GATE 2019 but an applicant can appear only for one paper out of 23 papers.
  • The examination will be held through online mode.
  • The duration of the examination will be 3 hours.
  • There will be total 65 questions of MCQ type and total marks will be 100 in GATE 2019.
  • The General Aptitude section will be common in all 23 papers.
  • There is a new section (H) named Atmospheric & Oceanic Sciences has been added in paper with XE from the year 2018.
  • There will be a penalty of 1/3 marks for the questions carrying 1 mark, whereas for the questions carrying 2 marks there will be a penalty of 2/3 marks. However, there is no penalty for various Numerical Answer Type Questions.

Examination syllabus

In GATE 2019 there are 23 papers and the syllabus for each paper is different. The detailed syllabus for all the papers can be obtained from the official website. In the official website the detailed syllabus for all the papers (AE/ AG/ AR/ BT/ CE/ CH/ CS/ CY/ EC/ EE/ EY/ XE/ CG/ IN/ MA/ ME/ MN/ MT/ PE/ PH/ PI/ TF & XL) will be available in PDF format.

Admit Card

The admit cards can be obtained from the GOAPS website. The admit cards will not be sent through Email or by post. The admit cards will be available from January 2019. The applicants need to bring their admit cards along with photo ID proof at the examination centre, without admit cards an applicant will not be allowed to write the examination.

Answer Key

The answer key will be released within few weeks after completion of GATE 2019. It will be released at the official website by the examination authority. The authority will release separate answer key for each discipline. The applicants can download the answer keys from the website to compare their answers.

Examination result

The examination result will be declared in the official website as well. The result will be declared most probably in the month of March 2019. The score cards will be issued to the applicants who will score the cut off marks decided by the examination authority.

CUT offs

The cut off marks of GATE 2019 will decide the applicants’ eligibility to get admission in IITs & IISc. The applicants have to score the cut off marks to qualify the examination. The cut off marks will vary from stream to stream.


There will be no common counseling scheduled by IIT to provide admission in PG courses. The applicants have to apply separately for IITs admissions when the notification releases. Whereas, NIT will organize the Centralized counseling for M.Tech/ M.Arch/ M.Plan admissions. The counseling will be completely based on GATE 2019 performance. It is a common counseling scheduled by NIT every year.


Upendra Yadav

Upendra Yadav is the Founder of postrays.com. He is a Blogger by passion, an Entrepreneur by choice and a Digital Marketer by his interest. He loves to help students by providing useful information on their academic.

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