Overview on GATE 2019

GATE 2019 – For 24 disciplines (papers) of engineering, GATE is an online test with multiple choice and numerical type questions conducted. Quite often questions are fundamental, concept based and thought-provoking. As far as ME/MTech which leads to the teaching career only, please don’t have a misconception that GATE is just meant for that purpose.

In PSUs (Public Sector Undertakings), direct recruitment to Group A level posts in Central Government and some other Government of India Organizations, there are many other advantages of taking GATE such as employment. For admission to Master’s Program and direct Doctoral Programs in Engg./Tech./Architecture, GATE qualifiers can use their GATE Scorecard. For the post-graduate program, The GATE Scorecard is also used to avail financial assistance (scholarship).

At GOAPS website, GATE Registration can be made online. Check out the page for GATE 2019 Registration for more information.

In Bangladesh, Ethiopia, Nepal, Singapore, Sri Lanka and United Arab Emirates (U.A.E), the exam will also be held for international candidates.

Divided into three sections, the GATE Exam has 65 questions such as

  • General Aptitude
  • Engineering Mathematics
  • From Respective Subjects


Important Dates  GATE 2019
Corrections request concerning Name / DOB/ Details of Parents /Guardian /Correspondence address/ Qualifying degree Details. September 27, 2018, onwards
Last Date for Requesting Change of Examination City (an additional fee will be applicable) November 16,  2018
Availability of GATE 2019 Admit Cards will be from January 4, 2019
GATE 2019 Examination Dates February 2, 2019
February 3, 2019
February 9, 2019
February 10, 2019
The release of GATE Counselling Schedule  March 26, 2019, onwards
Downloading of GATE 2019 scorecards will begin March 20 – May 31, 2019
GATE 2019 results declared on March 16, 2019
GATE Answer Key 2019 (official) March 14, 2019
GATE Online Application Processing System (GOAPS) Website Opens September 1, 2018
Closing Date for Submission of (Online) Application Extended to
September 23, 2018
Enrollment process closes on October  1, 2018
Extended Closing Date for Submission of (Online) Application October 3, 2018
Paper Change Request (closed) 17/10/2018 to 24/10/2018
Corrections request concerning Gender / Category / PwD Status / Dyslexia and other similar learning disabilities 31/10/2018 to 07/11/2018
Exam Schedule – GATE 2019
February 02, 2019
Session 1- 9:00 – 12:00 Hrs
Test paper codes: ME, EY, PE, XE, XL
Session 2 – 14:00 – 17:00 Hrs
February 03, 2019
Session 4- 9:00 – 12:00 Hrs
Test paper codes: CS, MN
Session 5 – 14:00 – 17:00 Hrs
Test paper codes: AG, AR, BT, CH, CY, GG, IN, MT, PH, TF
February 09, 2019
Session 4- 9:00 – 12:00 Hrs
Test paper codes: EC
Session 5 – 14:00 – 17:00 Hrs
Test paper code: EE
February 10, 2019
Session 4- 9:00 – 12:00 Hrs
Test paper code: CE
Session 5 – 14:00 – 17:00 Hrs
Test paper code: CE


GATE Eligibility Criteria

Before making the registration, it is advised to all the GATE aspirants to check their eligibility. In GATE, they can apply for only one paper.  To apply for GATE 2019, the minimum academic qualification is indicated below for all the applicants:

In the related engineering and science stream, Bachelor’s degree (4 years after 10+2, or 3 years after Diploma)

Master’s Degree in any branch of Mathematics/Science/Statistics/Computer Applications or equivalent degree

In the related engineering or science stream, International applicants possessing a Bachelor’s Degree or Master’s Degree

Students in final year of Bachelor’s/Master’s degree.

Defined for GATE applicants, there is no stipulated age limit criterion

NOTE:  To submit a copy of the final year mark sheets or a declaration from their Principal along with the seal and signature, Candidates with a backlog in their qualifying exam have. In support of GATE eligibility and qualifying disciplines in GATE, check out the documents required.