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GATE 2019 Coming Soon!

By: Anjali Hans on July 11, 2018

Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering, commonly known as GATE is a national level qualifying examination for admissions into Post Graduate Engineering Programs, that is, M.E/M. Tech and Ph.D. GATE is conducted by the collaboration of Indian Institute of Science (IISc) and Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs) on behalf of the National Coordination Board (NCB).

The official GATE notification for 2019 exam was released on July 6, 2018.

GATE 2019 Official Notification

The main idea of the GATE exam is to check the comprehensive abilities of a candidate in various subfields of engineering. GATE score's relativity is across various sectors. Several Government-owned companies accept GATE score for recruitments.

GATE 2019 will be conducted by IIT Madras on February 2,3,9, and 10 for 24 Papers in total. The GATE official website is gate.iitm.ac.in.

Changes introduced in GATE 2019

  • Statistics, with the code “ST”, has been introduced for 2019 GATE examination.
  • Candidates will have an opportunity to apply online even after the last date for an extended period on payment of late fee.
  • If candidates apply after September 21 and October 1, 2018, then the late fee is INR 500. A late fee of 20 USD is for candidates who will be appearing for GATE at foreign centre(s).

GATE 2019 Subjects

Paper Name

Code

 

Paper Name

Code

Aerospace Engineering

AE

Geology and Geophysics

GG

Agricultural Engineering

AG

Instrumentation Engineering

IN

Architecture and Planning

AR

Mathematics

MA

Biotechnology

BT

Mechanical Engineering

ME

Civil Engineering

CE

Mining Engineering

ME

Chemical Engineering

CH

Metallurgical Engineering

MT

Computer Science and Information Technology

CS

Petroleum Engineering

PE

Chemistry

CY

Physics

PH

Electronics and Communication Engineering

EC

Production and Industrial Engineering

PI

Electrical Engineering

EE

Textile Engineering and Fiber Science

TF

Ecology and Evolution

EY

Engineering Sciences

XE (A-H)

Statistics

ST

Life Sciences

XL (P-U)

Areas Tested through GATE are:

  • Recall
  • Comprehension
  • Application
  • Analysis
  • Synthesis

Important Facets of GATE 2019

  • GATE exam will be conducted via online mode, that is, Computer Based Test (CBT).
  • Candidates will be allowed to select only 1 GATE paper for examination.
  • The GATE score card will be valid for 3 years after the announcement of results for M. Tech admissions.
  • It will be conducted across 200 cities in India and 6 cities abroad.
  • The exam duration is 3 hours and 65 questions carrying 100 Marks, in which 15 marks will be allotted for General Aptitude Questions, and rest of the questions will be from the subject selected by the candidate.
  • Negative Marking is there. 1/3rd marks will be deducted for every wrong answer of that question which will carry 1 Mark, while ½ a mark will be deducted for questions carrying 2 marks.
  • The candidates have to select a preferred Exam Centre. The Exam Centres will be IISc Bangalore and all the 7 IITs.

GATE 2019 Eligibility Criteria

  • The candidates applying should be Indian Nationals. Candidates from Bangladesh, Nepal, Sri Lanka, Singapore, Ethiopia and United Arab Emirates (UAE) are also eligible to apply for GATE 2019.
  • There is no age limit for applying to this exam.
  • The candidates should have attained a Bachelor's Degree from any recognized University or Board. Those who are in their final year can also apply for the same.
  • There is no minimum marks requirement, that is, any score in Bachelor's is acceptable to apply for GATE.
  • Candidates with Dual Degree/ Integrated Programs are also eligible.

 

The Online Application Forms of GATE will be available from September 1, 2018, on GATE Online Application Processing System (GOAPS). The Forms will be released by IIT Madras.

How to Fill the Application Form?

Below are a few steps to help you fill Application form easily.

  1. Get yourself Registered on the GOAPS Portal. Provide Name, valid email id, and Mobile Number, along with a password for future references. Immediately after the registration process, a unique enrollment number will be generated, which is essential for the candidate's application process.
  2. You will have to submit all the relevant personal and educational details while filling the application form.
  3. Scanned passport sized photograph and signature will have to be uploaded along with a Category certificate (if applicable).
  4. The last step would be to make the payment through online mode, that is, Net Banking/Debit Card/Credit Card.

*Candidates will have the opportunity for application form correction, in case of any mistakes while filling the same. This may happen during the second week of November 2018. Not all details will be made available for correction, and there will be a fee penalty for the same.

GATE 2019 Application Fee

Category

Fee

Extended Period Fee

MALE- General/OBC and Others

INR 1500

INR 2000

WOMEN and SC/ST/PWD

INR 750

INR 1250

Foreign Nationals- Dubai and Singapore

US $ 100

US $ 120

Foreign Nationals- Addis Ababa, Colombo, Dhaka, and Kathmandu

US $ 50

US $ 70

During the time of examination, along with a copy of Admit card, candidates will have to bring a Photo Identity Proof along with them. The Ids could be anyone from the list given below:

  • Passport
  • PAN Card
  • Voter ID
  • Valid College ID
  • Aadhaar Number
  • Driving License
  • Employee Identification Card

The ID Proof(s) for Foreign Nationals could be any 1 from the following:

  • Passport
  • Valid College ID
  • Employee ID
  • Government Issued ID

GATE 2019 Important Dates

Specifics

Date

GATE 2019 Official Notification Release

6th July 2018

Registration Commencement through GOAPS

1st September 2018

Last Date of Registration

21st September 2018

Registration Extended Date

1st October 2018

GATE 2019 Mock Test Availability

November 2018 (Third Week)

Admit Card Availability

4th January 2019

Examination Date

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

Response Sheets Release

February (Second Week)

Answer Key Release

February (Third Week)

Result Announcement

16th March 2019

Score Card Availability

20th March-31st May 2019

GATE 2019 Counselling Brief

There will be no common centralized counseling sessions after the Result release of the exam. The candidates will have to apply separately for colleges of their preferences through the rank and score obtained. To apply into any IIT, candidates can do the same through GATE Common Offer Acceptance Portal (COAP) and Centralized Counselling for M. Tech (CCMT) portal for those who wish to apply for NITs.

*Those candidates who have a valid GATE score card of 2017/2018/2019 are eligible to apply for counseling/ seat allotment in 2019 in any college of their choice.

GATE 2019 Result Details

The Result for the GATE exam will be announced on March 16th, 2019. The candidates can check the same online by providing Enrollment Number, Registration Number (will be generated while filling the Application Form) and Date of Birth. The qualified candidates will have to download their Scorecard from 20th March to 31st May 2019.

The Score Card comprises of the following specifics:

  • Candidate's Name
  • His/ Her Registration Number
  • Paper Code
  • GATE Score (Out of 100)
  • Total Marks obtained (Rough score)
  • All India Rank
  • Category-wise Qualifying Marks
  • The validity of GATE Score Card
  • Total Number of Candidates who appeared for the exam.

GATE Previous Year's Cutoff Marks

Branch of Study

GENERAL

OBC

SC/ST/ Others

Computer Science (CS)

25.00

22.50

16.60

Civil Engineering (CE)

26.90

24.20

17.9

Electrical Engineering (EE)

29.1

26.1

19.4

Mechanical Engineering (ME)

34.7

31.2

23.1

Electronics and Communication (EC)

25.0

22.5

16.6

Production Engineering (PI)

32.0

28.8

21.3

Instrumentation Engineering (IN)

37.0

33.8

24.7

Aerospace Engineering (AE)

25

22.5

16.6

Chemical Engineering (CH)

37.8

34

25.1

Chemistry (CY)

25.4

22.8

16.9

Physics (PH)

29.0

26.1

19.3

Geology and Geophysics (GG)

32.4

29.1

21.5

Biotechnology (BT)

27.9

25.1

18.5

Life Science

29.9

26.9

19.9AR

Architectural Engineering (AR)

43.9

39.5

29.2

Agricultural Engineering (AG)

25.0

22.5

16.6

Mathematics (MA)

29.4

26.4

19.5

Petroleum Engineering (PE)

39.8

35.8

26.5

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