GATE (Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering) 2019


What is Gate?

The Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering (GATE) is an examination that primarily tests the comprehensive understanding of various undergraduate subjects in engineering and science. GATE is conducted jointly by the Indian Institute of Science and seven Indian Institutes of Technologies at Roorkee, Delhi, Guwahati, Kanpur, Kharagpur, Chennai (Madras) and Bombay on behalf of the National Coordination Board – GATE, Department of Higher Education, Ministry of Human Resources Development (MHRD), Government of India.
The GATE score of a candidate reflects the relative performance level of a candidate. The score is used for admissions to various post-graduate education programs (e.g. Master of Engineering, Master of Technology, Doctor of Philosophy) in Indian higher education institutes, with financial assistance provided by MHRD and other government agencies.

Gate 2019

Why GATE 2019?

Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering or the GATE Exam is a popular exam for admission to post graduate engineering courses, Government of India provides scholarship to GATE qualified candidates. A good GATE score is helpful for getting admission in to IITs, IISC, IIITs, NITs and many other renowned institutions.

Below are some reasons of Why you should appear in Gate Exam.
● Higher salaries are offered for MTech/ME candidates comparing to BE/BTech candidates.
● More better and reputed companies hire M. Tech students through campus recruitments.
● MTech degress provides you specialization in a certain area, and you can go for Phd after that.
● Scholarship is provided to GATE qualified students, so you can do your MTech almost free of cost.
● You can apply for faculty/ research positions in educational institutes/R&D centers.
● Many public sector undertakings like BHEL, NHPC, NTPC, etc. prefer GATE scores for selecting candidates.
● Those with good scores have better foreign prospects as compared to graduate level degrees.
● Candidates who have qualified GATE are also eligible for the award of junior research fellowship in CSIR laboratories.

    Eligibility Criteria

    The candidates who have either of these qualifications can apply for the GATE examination:

    Qualifying Degree Qualifying Degree / Examination Description of Eligible Candidates Year of Qualification not later than
    B.E./B.Tech./B.Pharm. Bachelor’s degree holders in Engineering/Technology (4 years after 10+2 or 3 years after B.Sc./Diploma in Engineering /Technology) Currently in the final year or already completed 2019
    B. Arch. Bachelor’s degree holders of Architecture (5 years course) Currently in the final year or already completed 2019
    B.Sc. (Research)/ B.S. Bachelor’s degree in Science (Post-Diploma/4 years after 10+2) Currently in the 4th year or already completed 2019
    M.Sc./M.A./MCA or equivalent Master’s degree in any branch of Science/Mathematics/Statistics/Computer Applications or equivalent Currently in the final year or already completed 2019
    Int. M.E./M.Tech. (Post-B.Sc.) Post-BSc Integrated Master’s degree programs in Engineering/Technology (4 years program) Currently in the 2nd/3rd/4th year or already completed 2021
    Int. M.E./M.Tech. or Dual Degree(after Diploma or 10+2) Integrated Master’s degree program or Dual Degree program in Engineering/Technology (5 years program Currently in the 4th/5th year or already completed 2020
    Int. M.Sc./Int. B.S.-M.S. Integrated M.Sc. or 5 years integrated B.S.-M.S. program Currently in the final year or already completed 2019
    Professional Society Examinations (equivalent to B.E./B.Tech./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 courses NA


    GATE Age limit
    There is no upper limit age bar and the candidates are eligible only after their Bachelor Degree achievement. No age restriction is there in GATE Exam.

    Examination Pattern

    # Section Questions Marks/Question Total Marks
    1 Gen Aptitude 5 1 5
    5 2 10
    2 Subject Based Paper 25 1 25
    3 Engg. Math (Chemistry for XL paper) 30 2 60
    Total Questions 65 - 100

    The negative marking for GATE exam is 1 marks for every 3 wrong MCQ answers, while there is no negative marking for numerical questions.

    Question Types

    1.1 Pattern of Questions
    Gate 2019 contains two types of questions :
    1.1 Multiple Choice Questions (MCQ) carrying 1 or 2 marks each in all the papers and sections.
    Negative Marking for Wrong Answers: For a wrong answer chosen in a MCQ, there will be negative marking. For 1-mark MCQ, 1/3 mark will be deducted for a wrong answer. Likewise, for 2-mark MCQ, 2/3 mark will be deducted for a wrong answer.

    (ii) Numerical Answer Type (NAT):Questions carrying 1 or 2 marks each in all the papers and sections.
    There is NO negative marking for a wrong answer in NAT questions.

    1.2 Marks
    In all the papers, there will be a total of 65 questions carrying 100 marks, out of which 10 questions carrying a total of 15 marks will be on General Aptitude (GA), which is intended to test the Language and Analytical Skills.
    In the papers bearing the codes AE, AG, BT, CE, CH, CS, EC, EE, IN, ME, MN, MT, PE, PI, TF and XE, the Engineering Mathematics will carry around 15% of the total marks, the General Aptitude section will carry 15% of the total marks and the remaining 70% of the total marks is devoted to the subject of the paper.
    In the papers bearing the codes AR, CY, EY, GG, MA, PH, ST and XL, the General Aptitude section will carry 15% of the total marks and the remaining 85% of the total marks is devoted to the subject of the paper.
    2. Marking Scheme – Distribution of Marks and Questions
    2.1. General Aptitude (GA) Questions :
    In all papers, GA questions carry a total of 15 marks. The GA section includes 5 questions carrying 1-mark each (sub-total 5 marks) and 5 questions carrying 2-marks each (sub-total 10 marks).

    2.2. Question Papers other than GG, XE and XL :
    These papers would contain 25 questions carrying 1-mark each (sub-total 25 marks) and 30 questions carrying 2-marks each (sub-total 60 marks) consisting of both the MCQ and NAT Questions.

    2.3. GG (Geology and Geophysics) Paper :
    Apart from the General Aptitude (GA) section, the GG question paper consists of two parts: Part A and Part B. Part A is compulsory for all the candidates. Part B contains two sections: Section 1 (Geology) and Section 2 (Geophysics). Candidates will have to attempt questions in Part A and questions in either Section 1 or Section 2 of Part B.
    Part A consists of 25 questions carrying 1-mark each (sub-total 25 marks and some of these may be numerical answer type questions). Either section of Part B (Section 1 and Section 2) consists of 30 questions carrying 2-marks each (sub-total 60 marks and some of these may be numerical answer type questions).

    2.4. XE Paper (Engineering Sciences) :
    A candidate appearing in the XE paper has to answer the following:
     GA – General Aptitude carrying a total of 15 marks.
     Section A – Engineering Mathematics (Compulsory): This section contains 11 questions carrying a total of 15 marks: 7 questions carrying 1-mark each (sub-total 7 marks), and 4 questions carrying 2-marks each (sub-total 8 marks). Some questions may be of numerical answer type.
     Any two of XE Sections B to H: The choice of two sections from B to H can be made during the examination after viewing the questions. Only TWO optional sections can be answered at a time. A candidate wishing to change midway of the examination to another optional section must first choose to deselect one of the previously chosen optional sections (B to H). Each of the optional sections of the XE paper (Sections B through H) contains 22 questions carrying a total of 35 marks: 9 questions carrying 1-mark each (sub-total 9 marks) and 13 questions carrying 2-marks each (sub-total 26 marks). Some questions may be of numerical answer type.

    2.5. XL Paper (Life Sciences)
    A candidate appearing in the XL paper has to answer the following:
     GA – General Aptitude carrying a total of 15 marks.
     Section P– Chemistry (Compulsory): This section contains 15 questions carrying a total of 25 marks: 5 questions carrying 1-mark each (sub-total 5 marks) and 10 questions carrying 2-marks each (sub-total 20 marks). Some questions may be of numerical answer type.
     Any two of XL Sections Q to U: The choice of two sections from Q to U can be made during the examination after viewing the questions. Only TWO optional sections can be answered at a time. A candidate wishing to change midway of the examination to another optional section must first choose to deselect one of the previously chosen optional sections (Q to U). Each of the optional sections of the XL paper (Sections Q through U) contains 20 questions carrying a total of 30 marks: 10 questions carrying 1-mark each (sub-total 10 marks) and 10 questions carrying 2-marks each (sub-total 20 marks). Some questions may be of numerical answer type.

    Application Fee 2019

    Details of the application fee are given below. The application fee is NEITHER refundable NOR transferable. Payments have to be made online by using either net banking or debit card or credit card. As per the prevailing norms, additional online transaction charges or bank charges can be applicable. These charges will be specified on the payment portal.

    For Examination Centres in India On or Before 21st Sept. 2018 During the Extended Period
    Female candidates ₹ 750 ₹ 1250
    SC/ST/PwD* category candidates ₹ 750 ₹ 1250
    All other candidates ₹ 1500 ₹ 2000
    For Examination Centres outside India (All Candidates)
    Addis Ababa, Colombo, Dhaka and Kathmandu US$ 50 US$ 70
    Dubai and Singapore US$ 100 US$ 120
    Note: The application fee mentioned above DOES NOT INCLUDE service charges, processing fees and any other charges that the banks may levy.

    *PwD means Persons with Disability.

    Important Dates

    GATE Online Application Processing System (GOAPS) Website Opens Saturday 01st September 2018
    Closing Date for Submission of (Online) Application (through Website) Friday 21st September 2018
    Extended Closing Date for Submission of (Online) Application (through Website) Monday 1st October 2018
    Last Date for Requesting Change of Examination City (an additional fee will be applicable) Friday 16th November 2018
    Admit Card will be available in the Online Application Portal (for printing) Friday 04th January 2019
    GATE 2019 Examination
    Forenoon: 9:00 AM to 12:00 Noon (Tentative)
    Afternoon: 2:00 PM to 5:00 PM (Tentative)
    Saturday
    Sunday
    Saturday
    Sunday
    02nd February 2019
    03rd February 2019
    09th February 2019
    10th February 2019
    Announcement of the Results in the Online Application Portal Saturday 16th March 2019

    Examination Cities

    Zone No. Zonal GATE Office Tentative List of Examination Cities/Towns*
    1. IISc Bangalore
    Bengaluru - 560012
    Website: http://gate.iisc.ac.in
    Ananthapuramu, Angamaly, Bagalkot, Ballari (Bellary), Belagavi(Belgaum), Bengaluru, Bidar, Davanagere, Hassan, Hubballi (Hubli), Hyderabad, Kalaburagi (Gulbarga), Kannur, Kasaragod, Kolar, Kozhikode, Kurnool, Malappuram, Mangaluru, Manipal, Mysuru (Mysore), Palakkad, Payyanur, Port Blair, Shivamogga (Shimoga), Thrissur, Tumakuru, Vatakara
    2. IIT Bombay, Powai,
    Mumbai - 400 076
    Website: http://www.gate.iitb.ac.in
    Ahmedabad, Ahmednagar, Amravati, Anand, Aurangabad, Baramati, Bhavnagar, Bhuj, Gandhinagar, Goa, Jalgaon, Kankavli, Kolhapur, Mehsana, Mumbai, Nagpur, Nanded, Nashik, Navi Mumbai, Pune, Rajkot, Ratnagiri, Sangli, Satara, Solapur, Surat, Thane, Vadodara
    3. IIT Delhi, HauzKhas,
    New Delhi – 110 016
    Website: http://gate.iitd.ac.in
    Ajmer, Alwar, Bahadurgarh-Rohtak, Bikaner, Faridabad, Greater Noida, Gurugram, Hisar, Indore, Jaipur, Jammu, Jodhpur, Karnal, Kota, Mathura, New Delhi, Palwal, Samba, Sikar, Udaipur, Ujjain
    4. IIT Guwahati
    Guwahati – 781 039
    Website: http://iitg.ac.in/gate-jam
    Agartala, Asansol-Durgapur, Burdwan, Dhanbad, Dibrugarh, Gangtok, Guwahati, Imphal, Itanagar, Jorhat, Kalyani, Muzaffarpur, Patna, Shillong, Silchar, Siliguri, Tezpur
    5. IIT Kanpur
    Kanpur – 208 016
    Website: http://gate.iitk.ac.in
    Agra, Aligarh, Allahabad, Bareilly, Bhopal, Gorakhpur, Gwalior, Jabalpur, Kanpur, Lucknow, Varanasi
    6. IIT Kharagpur
    Kharagpur – 721 302
    Website: http://gate.iitkgp.ac.in
    Balasore, Berhampur (Odisha), Bhilai, Bhimavaram, Bhubaneswar, Bilaspur (CG), Cuttack, Eluru, Hooghly, Jamshedpur, Kakinada (Surampalem), Kharagpur, Kolkata, Raipur, Rajamahendravaram (Rajahmundry), Ranchi, Rourkela, Sambalpur, Tadepalligudem, Vijayawada, Visakhapatnam, Vizianagaram
    7. IIT Madras
    Chennai – 600 036
    Website: http://gate.iitm.ac.in
    Alappuzha, Aluva, Attingal, Bapatla, Chengannur, Chennai, Chittoor, Coimbatore, Cuddalore, Dindigul, Ernakulam, Erode-Thiruchengode, Gudur, Guntur, Idukki, Kadapa, Kanjirapally, Kanyakumari-Nagercoil, Karimnagar, Karur, Khammam, Kollam, Kothamangalam, Kottayam, Madurai, Muvattupuzha, Nalgonda, Namakkal, Nedumangad, Nellore, Ongole, Pala, Puducherry (Pondicherry), Punalur, Salem, Thanjavur, Thiruvananthapuram, Thiruvannamalai, Tiruchirapalli, Tirunelveli, Tirupati, Tuticorin, Vellore, Villupuram, Virudhunagar, Warangal
    8. IIT Roorkee
    Roorkee – 247 667
    Website: http://gate.iitr.ac.in
    Ambala, Amritsar, Baddi (HP), Bathinda, Bhimtal, Dehradun, Ghaziabad, Haldwani, Hamirpur (HP), Jalandhar, Khanna, Kurukshetra, Ludhiana, Meerut, Mohali, Moradabad, Muzaffarnagar, Noida, Panipat, Pathankot, Patiala, Roorkee, Sangrur, Shimla-Solan, Sonepat, Una, Yamunanagar
    9. International GATE,
    IIT Madras
    Addis Ababa (Ethiopia), Colombo (Sri Lanka), Dhaka (Bangladesh), Dubai (UAE), Kathmandu (Nepal), Singapore
    * This is a tentative list, and any change will be updated on website: www.gate.iitm.ac.in

    Choice of Examination City: The candidate can choose THREE cities from the list of examination cities given in Table 4.3. The first and second choices must be from the same GATE zone and third choice can be from any GATE zone.
    If a candidate chooses a particular city (in a particular zone) as the first choice, then he/she will be able to choose the city of second choice ONLY from the same zone. However, third choice can be from any one of the listed cities (i.e., no restriction on the zone for the third choice city). Note that, because of the operational constraints, the GATE Committee reserves the right to add a new city or remove an existing one, and allot a city that may not be from any of the choices selected by the candidate.

    How To Apply?

    ▬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.

    Gate Admit Card

    Gate Selection Procedure

    Candidates need to secure the minimum cut-off marks for the admissions to PG programs (Masters' and Doctoral). Candidates will be awarded a GATE Score if the candidate qualify the cutoff. GATE Cut Off will be released by Indian Institute of Technology, Madras along with the announcement of GATE 2019 Result. Admission will be made on the basis of the Normalized GATE Score and the marks secured in the Interview.

    Gate Previous Year Cutoff Marks

    Gate 2018 Cutoff Marks

    Stream GEN OBC SC/ST/PH
    CE 26.9 24.2 17.9
    ME 34.7 31.2 23.1
    EE 29.1 26.1 19.4
    CS 25 22.5 16.6
    EC 25 22.5 16.6
    IN 37.1 33.3 24.7

    Gate 2017 Cutoff Marks

    Stream GEN OBC SC/ST/PH
    CE 28.7 25.8 19.1
    ME 32.7 29.4 31.8
    EE 25.2 22.6 16.7
    CS 25 22.5 16.6
    EC 25 22.6 16.6
    IN 34.6 31.1 23

    Gate 2016 Cutoff Marks

    Stream GEN OBC SC/ST/PH
    CE 25 22.5 16.6
    ME 29.6 26.6 19.7
    EE 25.1 22.5 16.6
    CS 25 22.5 16.6
    EC 25 22.5 16.6
    IN 31.6 28.4 21

    Gate 2015 Cutoff Marks

    Stream GEN OBC SC/ST/PH
    CE 25 22.5 16.6
    ME 32.7 29.4 21.8
    EE 25 22.5 16.6
    CS 25 22.5 16.7
    EC 25 22.5 16.6
    IN 25.4 22.9 16.9

    Gate 2013 Cutoff Marks

    Stream GEN OBC SC/ST/PH
    CE 27.1 24.4 18
    ME 25 22.5 16.6
    EE 25.7 23.1 17.1
    CS 25 22.5 16.6
    EC 25 22.5 16.6
    IN 25 22.2 16.6

    Gate 2012 Cutoff Marks

    Stream GEN OBC SC/ST/PH
    CE 33 29.7 22
    ME 27.1 24.4 18.1
    EE 25 22.5 16.6
    CS 31.5 28.4 21
    EC 25 22.5 16.7
    IN 25 22.5 16.6

    Gate 2011 Cutoff Marks

    Stream GEN OBC SC/ST/PH
    CE 25 22.5 16.6
    ME 30.8 27.7 20.5
    EE 26 23.5 17.4
    CS 25 22.5 16.6
    EC 26.1 23.5 17.4
    IN 25 22.5 16.7

    How To Prepare?

    Few important points to be considered during the preparation of GATE exams are as follows:

    • Exam pattern and syllabus: knowing the complete syllabus of the examination including the weightage of questions from each topics. Usually pattern of GATE exams keeps on changing so it is important to keep yourself updated about the latest pattern of the examination.
    • Make a list: prepare a list of topics according to your convenience and your proficiency about them:
    Topics with which you are familiar and can solve it easily.
    Topics with which you are familiar but require time solving it.
    Topics with which you are familiar but it is difficult for you to solve.
    Topics with which you are completely unaware.
    Focus more on the topics which are your weak points so that it doesn’t hamper your marks during examination.
    • Take mock test and practice sets: this tells you where you are currently at your preparation level and also helps in improving your speed and accuracy. Try our free and paid mock test to prepare yourself.
    • Classes: self study is the most important factor in any exam preparation.
    • videos: topics related videos helps you preparing the topics more comfortably and is easily understandable.
    • shortcuts tricks: learning new tricks for solving the problem fast is one of the finest method for preparation.
    • dedication: keep yourself motivated and dedicated towards your goal of clearing the GATE 2019 EXAM.

    Best of Luck !!!

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