All About GATE 2019

The Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering (GATE) tests the students 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 Chennai (Madras), Roorkee, Kanpur, Delhi, Kharagpur, Guwahati, and Mumbai on behalf of National Coordination Board – GATE, Ministry of Human Resources Development (MHRD), Department of Higher Education, Government of India. The GATE score of the candidate reflects the relative performance level of the candidate.

The score is used to get admissions into various post-graduate programmes (eg. M.Tech ,M.E., direct Ph.D) in institutes of higher education . The financial assistance is provided by MHRD and other Government agencies. The score of GATE 2019 is valid for 3 YEARS from the date of announcement of the result.

GATE 2019 Notification
Closing Date for Submission of (Online) Application
Sunday
Extended to 23rd September 2018, 18:00 hrs
Enrollment process closes on
Monday
1st October 2018
Extended Closing Date for Submission of (Online) Application
Wednesday
3rd 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
4th January 2019
GATE 2019 Examination
Forenoon 9:30 AM to 12:30 Noon (Tentative)
Saturday
Sunday
2nd February 2019
3rd February 2019
GATE 2019 Examination
Afternoon 2:30 PM to 5:30 PM (Tentative)
Saturday
Sunday
9th February 2019
10th February 2019
Announcement of the Results in the Online Application Portal
Saturday
16th March 2019
Online virtual calculator would be available to examinees at the time of examination. Students need not carry any Physical Calculator to the examination center.

GATE 2019 Examination Schedule

2nd February 2019 (Saturday)
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2
09:30 – 12.30 Hrs (Forenoon)
14:30 – 17:30 Hrs (Afternoon)
3rd February 2019 (Sunday)
1
2
09:30 – 12.30 Hrs (Forenoon)
14:30 – 17:30 Hrs (Afternoon)
9th February 2019 (Saturday)
1
2
09:30 – 12.30 Hrs (Forenoon)
14:30 – 17:30 Hrs (Afternoon)
10th February 2019 (Sunday)
1
2
09:30 – 12.30 Hrs (Forenoon)
14:30 – 17:30 Hrs (Afternoon)
GATE Exam Pattern

There will be a total of 65 questions which will carry 100 marks in all the papers, out of which 10 questions will be on General Aptitude (GA) and will carry total of 15 marks. The purpose of this is to test the Analytical and Language Skills.

The papers which bear the codes AE, AG, BT, CE, CH, CS, EC, EE, IN, ME, MN, MT, PE, PI, TFand XE, Engineering Mathematics will carry 15% of the total marks, the General Aptitude section would carry 15% of total marks and remaining 70% of the marks will be devoted to the paper subject.

The papers which bear 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 will be devoted to the paper subject.

All the GATE papers will be conducted by the means of an ONLINE Computer Based Test (CBT).

GATE 2019 would comprise of two different types of questions in all the papers:

  • Multiple Choice Questions (MCQ) – These will carry 1 or 2 marks each in of the papers and sections. These questions will be objective in nature, and will have a choice of four answer each. The candidate has to opt for the correct answer. The MCQ questions will have a negative score of 33% for wrong answers.
  • Numerical Answer Type (NAT) Questions - These will carry 1 or 2 marks each in of the papers and sections. For these questions, the answer will be a signed real number, which should to be entered by candidate using the virtual numeric keypad on the monitor screen (keyboard of the computer will be disabled). Choices will not be shown for these type of questions. Also, these question will not attract any negative score.

GATE Marking Scheme

GATE Paper Structure
The GATE examination comprises of single paper which is for 3 hours duration, it contains 65 questions which carry a maximum of 100 marks
General Aptitude (GA) Questions
For all papers, GA questions will carry a total of 15 marks. The GA section consists of 5 questions carrying 2-marks each (sub-total 10 marks) and 5 questions carrying 1-mark each (sub-total 5 marks)
Question Papers other than GG, XE and XL
The papers of GG, XE and XL would contain 30 questions carrying 2-marks each (sub-total 60 marks) and 25 questions carrying 1-mark each (sub-total 25 marks) consisting of both the NAT and MCQ questions.
GG (Geology and Geophysics) Paper
Apart from the General Aptitude (GA) section, the question paper of GG question paper will comprise of two parts: Part A and Part B. The candidates will have to compulsorily attempt Part A. Part B will consist of two sections: Section 1on (Geology) and Section 2 on (Geophysics). Candidates should attempt questions in Part A and questions in either Section 1 or Section 2 of Part B.
Part A will have 25 questions carrying 1-mark each (sub-total 25 marks and few of these may be numerical answer type questions). For Part B, either section (Section 1 or Section 2) will comprise of 30 questions carrying 2-marks each (sub-total 60 marks and few of these may be numerical answer type questions).
XE Paper (Engineering Sciences)
A candidate who appears for the XE paper has to answer the following:
  • GA – General Aptitude which will carry 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.
XL Paper (Life Sciences)
A candidate who appears for the XL paper has to answer the following:
  • GA – General Aptitude which will carry a total of 15 marks
  • Section P - Chemistry (Compulsory): This section will contain 15 questions which will carry a total of 25 marks: 5 questions which carry 1-mark each (sub-total 5 marks) and 10 questions which carry 2-marks each (sub-total 20 marks). Some questions may be of numerical answer type.
  • Any two sections of XL Q to U: The choice of two sections from Q to U can be made during the examination after viewing questions. Only TWO sections which are optional sections can be answered at a time. A candidate who wishes to change midway of the examination to another optional section should first choose to deselect one of the previously chosen optional section(Q to U). Each of the optional sections of the XL paper (Sections Q through U) consists of 20 questions and carry a total of 30 marks: 10 questions carry 1-mark each (sub-total 10 marks) and 10 questions carry 2-marks each (sub-total 20 marks). Some questions may be of numerical answer type.
Syllabi
The Engineering streams exam syllabus will include General aptitude (Numerical & Verbal) for 15 marks, Engineering Mathematics for 10 to 13 marks and the rest of 72 to 75 marks in technical subjects studied at Enginnering level.

GATE Score

GATE Score Card
Post the result declaration, candidates can download their GATE 2019 Score Card for the paper (for which she/he had appeared ). The score cards will be issued to only those candidates whose marks would be equal to or above the qualifying marks of ST/SC/PwD candidates in that paper.
The score cards of GATE 2019 can be downloaded after the result declaration on March 16, 2019. To download this, the candidates will have to access the zonal websites from where he/she has taken the GATE 2019 examination.
Calculation of GATE Score for all papers

For GATE 2019 the examination of some papers could be conducted in multi-sessions. Hence, for these papers, suitable normalization will be applied to take into account variation in the difficulty level of the question papers across different sessions. The normalization is done based on the assumption that “in all multi-session GATE papers, the distribution of abilities of candidates is the same across all the sessions”. Since the number of candidates appearing in multi-session papers in GATE 2019 is large, this assumption is justified, and the procedure for allocation of session to candidates is random. Further, it is also ensured that for the same paper which is multisession, the number of candidates allotted in each session is of the same order of magnitude.

For all the papers having only one session, actual marks obtained by candidates shall be used for calculating the GATE Score. For all the papers in multi-sessions, normalized marks will be calculated corresponding to the raw marks obtained by a candidate and the GATE Score will be calculated based on the normalized marks.

The Normalization formula of Marks for Multi- Session papers

Normalization

The formula for GATE Score

Normalization

GATE 2019 Results

GATE 2019 results will be released on March 16, 2019 and will be available on the GATE Online Applicant Website.

GATE 2019 score will be valid for 3 YEARS from the date of announcement of the results. For further detials please log on to http://www.gate.iitm.ac.in/