GATE 2019: Counselling, Cutoff, Score Card, Admission Procedure

GATE 2019: GATE 2019 CCMT Counselling has been started for 8th April 2019. GATE 2019 Result has been released now. GATE 2019 Official Answer Key and Question Paper has been released now. GATE 2019 exam dates has been released now, GATE (Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering) is a national level examination.GATE is the top level engineering entrance exam conducted by one of the IITs in rotational basis for admission in post graduate courses in engineering and technology. Through GATE  aspirants can get admission in the Ph.D Programs which is offered by IITs , IISc, IISERs and some other government and private institutions through GATE score. One of the IITs/IISC organized the exam in rotational basis. GATE scorecard is also the eligibility criteria for recruitment process to the government and top private organizations in technical domains.

GATE 2019 Counselling

Latest GATE CCMT Counselling has been started for 8th April 2019, Click Here for more information.

Latest GATE 2019 Cutoff has been released now, Click Here to Check GATE 2019 Cutoff.

Latest GATE 2019 Result has been released now, Click Here to Check GATE 2019 Result.

Latest GATE 2019 Final Answer Key has been released now, Click Here to Check GATE Answer

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GATE 2019 Rejected Candidates list has been released now, Click Here to Check Complete List.

GATE 2019 Exam Paper Change request has been started, Candidates can correct it till 23rd October 2018. Click Here for GATE 2019 Application form Correction.

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GATE 2019 – Important Information

Exam Name GATE (Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering)
Conducting Body IIT Madras
Official Website
Mode of Examination Online – Computer Based Test
No. of Papers & Questions 23 | 65
Total Marks & Maximum Score 100 | 1000
Duration of GATE 2018 3 Hours
No. of Test Takers Over 9 lac
Use of GATE Score Card for Employment PSUs, Central Government and Government of India Organization
GATE Helpdesk 0361-258-6500 |

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GATE 2019 –  Important Dates

Here we discuss the GATE 2019 Exam Dates, Check below:



Important Dates



Release of GATE 2019 Notification

July 6, 2018

 GATE Notification


Start of GATE Registration through GOAPS

September 1, 2018

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Last Date for Registration

October 1st , 2018 (extended)

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Extended Date for Registration (with late fee)

October 1, 2018



Availability of GATE 2019 Mock Test

Third week of November 2018



Releasing GATE 2019 Admit Card

January 4, 2019

 GATE Admit Card


GATE 2019 Examination

February 2, 3, 9 and 10, 2019

 GATE Exam Dates


Release of GATE 2019 Response Sheets

Second week of February 2019



GATE 2019 Answer Key

Third week of February 2019

 GATE Answer Key


Announcement of Result

March 15, 2019

 GATE Result


Availability of Score Card

March 20 to May 31, 2019


GATE CCMT Counselling

  • Only those candidates who clear the GATE 2019 examination can only be apear for the GATE 2019 CCMT Counselling.
  • The Counselling Process will be done only in the online mode.
  • GATE CCMT Counselling has been started from 8th April 2019 and the Last date of Counselling is 26t April 2019.
  • Candidates can apply for the counselling for their institutes based on there performance in the GATE 2019 examination.
  • The Private Institutes and the State universities will have there own counselling process.
  • The CCMT (Centralized Counselling for M.Tech) is the online procedure for the admission in the NITs(National Institutes of Technologies) and other Institutes.
  • The Counselling process will be completely based on GATE Score Card.

Latest What’s new in GATE 2019?

  • Gate 2019 introduce a new paper Code “ST” in GATE 2019.
  • The Late fee is Rs 500/- if candidates may apply 21st September 2018.
  • GATE 2019 conducted for total 24 papers.
  • GATE 2019 exam conducted by IIT Madras.
  • Candidates are no more required to upload their thumb impression while submitting the GATE online application form.
  • Candidates will be given the virtual calculator at the time of GATE exam. Candidates with Scientific Calculators are not allowed to enter the exam hall.
  • The exam will also be held for international candidates in Bangladesh, Ethiopia, Nepal, Singapore, Sri Lanka and United Arab Emirates (U.A.E).
  • GATE Exam consists 65 questions divided into 3 section –
    • General Aptitude
    • Engineering Mathematics
    • From Respective Subjects

GATE 2019 Helpline Details:

Organizing Chairman, GATE 2019
GATE Office,
Indian Institute of Technology Madras
Chennai-600036, Tamil Nadu

Contact Number: 044-22578200

E-mail ID:

Why GATE Exam in important

Admit Card

Candidates can download the GATE  Admit card from the GOAPS website. IIT Madras not sent admit card via email/post. Those who have successfully registered for GATE  2019 and did not receive any message for duplicate and defective application form can download their Hall ticket from 4th January 2018. It is advised to candidates that please take a copy of ID proof along with your admit card.

ID proof may be any of these:

Passport, PAN Card, Voter ID, Aadhaar UID, Valid College ID, Employee identification card or Driving License. From international students, only valid Passport/ Government issued ID/College ID/ Employee ID will be accepted as ID proof.

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GATE 2019 – Registration 2019

Candidates need to fill and follow the below given details under the GATE Registration:

  • Candidates can apply through online mode only
  • GATE Application Form was available from 1st September to 21st September 2018.
  • The conducting authority provides an one month period of time for the GATE application process.
  • Candidates need to fill GATE 2019 application form via GATE Online Application Processing System (GOAPS).
  • Start from “New User” and if you are not a new user then click on login button.
  • Once you have registered successfully then you get an application number and password for registration, then will get the access to register in the GOAPS dashboard.
  • Due to last minute high rating of traffic, the verification process of email and mobile number (before submitting the GATE application form) was relaxed.
  • Candidates will be able to register for GATE Examination now without verifying their email address and mobile number.
  • They need to login through GOAPS Enrollment ID and GOAPS Password.
  • For application process, candidates need to upload scanned photograph, signature, degree certificate or category certificate.
  • Candidates need to pay application fee before the last date.
  • However, candidates can verify their email and mobile number later by login to GOAPS.
  • It is advised to the candidates that take a printout of the application for further use.

Documents to be uploaded while filling the GATE 2019 application form

  • Photograph
  • Signature
  • Certificate of qualifying degree
  • Category certificate, if applicable

GATE 2019 – Application Fee

Candidates can pay their registration fee via online (Net banking, debit card) or offline(e-challan) mode. GATE 2019 registration fee are listed below given table:

Category Application Fee
Women Candidates Rs. 750/-
SC/ST/PwD Candidates Rs. 750/-
All Other Candidates Rs. 1500/-
GATE International Candidates US Dollars 50

GATE 2019 – Paper Codes

IN GATE 2019, a new paper has been added in the GATE Examination. in GATE there are already existing 23 papers. In 2019 the new paper with the Code “ST” has been added.  check the list of GATE Paper Codes below;

Paper Code Paper Code
Architecture and Planning AR Mathematics MA
Biotechnology BT Physics PE
Aerospace Engineering AE Metallurgical Engineering MT
Agricultural Engineering AG Engineering Sciences XE
Chemical Engineering CH Life Sciences XL
Civil Engineering CE Instrumentation Engineering IN
Computer Science and Information Technology CS Mining Engineering MN
Electronics and Communication Engineering EC Mechanical Engineering ME
Electrical Engineering EE Textile Engineering and Fibre Science TF
Chemistry CY Production and Industrial Engineering PI
Ecology and Evolution EY Petroleum Engineering PE
Geology and Geophysics GG Statistics ST – New Addition
XE Paper and Codes
Engineering Mathematics XE – A Thermodynamics XE – E
Fluid Mechanics XE – B Polymer Science and Engineering XE – F
Materials Science XE – C Food Technology XE – G
Solid Mechanics XE – D Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences XE – H
XL Paper and Codes
Chemistry XL – P Microbiology XL – S
Biochemistry XL – Q Zoology XL – T
Botany XL – R Food Technology XL – U

GATE 2019 – Application Form Correction

GATE 2019 Application Form Correction was available from 1st September 2018 and last date of Make Correction in the GATE Application Form was 16th November 2018 Candidates are only eligible to edit/correct their particulars details not every details from the GATE 2019 application form. The process had been started once the registration process closed. If in case, candidates have to do some mistakes in their application form then, they has to sent an email subjecting “Correction in data (Enrollment Number)” with the document proof.

GATE Corrections/Modifications will be given in the particular fields:

  • Name of Candidate
  • DOB
  • Name of Parent/Guardian
  • Category (Gen to OBC and OBC to General)
  • Year of graduation
  • Year of Qualifying Degree.

GATE 2019 – Eligibility Criteria

Those who want to appear in GATE 2019 needs to fulfills the Eligibility Criteria. So, here we are describing the GATE Eligibility Criteria:

Qualification Required Description about the Qualifying Degree Status of the Degree Year of Passing
B.E./B.Tech/B.Pharm 4-years B.Tech (after 10+2) in any stream or 3-years B.Tech lateral entry (after B.Sc./Diploma in Engineering/Technology). Final year candidates may also apply. Pursuing final year examination or completed 2019
B.Arch 5-years bachelor’s degree in Architecture Pursuing final year examination or completed 2019
B.Sc. Research/B.S. 4-years Bachelor’s degree in Science (post-diploma or after 10+2) Pursuing final year examination or completed 2019
M. Sc./M.A./MCA orequivalent Master’s degree in Science/Mathematics/Statistics/Computer Applications or equivalent Currently in final year or completed 2019
Int. M.E/M.Tech(Post-B.Sc.) 4-years Post-BSc Integrated Master’s degree programs in Engineering / Technology Presently in 2nd/3rd/4th year or completed 2021
Int. M.E./M.Tech or Dual Degree (after Diploma or 10+2) 5-years Integrated Master’s degree program or Dual Degree program in Engineering/Technology Currently in 4th/5th year or completed 2020
Int. M.Sc/Int. B.S.-M.S. Integrated M.Sc. or Five year integratedB. S./M. S. program Pursuing final year examination or completed 2019
Professional Society Examination equivalent to B.Tech/B.E./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 professionalcourses NA

NOTE:   For an international candidates, they need to complete their Bachelor’s degree in Engineering/Technology or Post-graduate (M.Sc.) degree in any science subject. When they going to fill GATE application form, they need to upload their proof of qualification eligibility. Those who have passed the qualifying degree in 2018 or before are need to submit their degree certificate/provisional certificate while the other need to upload certificate from Principal/head of the institution.

GATE 2019 – Exam Pattern

GATE 2019 Exam Pattern are listed below:

  • Course: IT is conducted by IIT in rotational basis for M.Tech./Ph.D. programme in IITs , IISc and various other institutions.
  • Number of Papers: GATE 2019 is held for total 24 papers. Candidates can appear for only one of the 24 papers.
  • Mode of Examination: The examination mode will be online only (CBT).
  • Exam Duration: The examination duration is 3 hours.
  • Number of Questions: Total 65 questions of maximum 100 marks will be asked in GATE 2019.
  • Type of Questions: Multiple Choice Questions (MCQ) & Numerical Answer Type Questions (NAT) will appear in GATE examination. For MCQ, 4 choices will be provided while there will be no options provided for NAT. Students are required to enter the real number in Numerical Answer Type Questions with the help of virtual keypad.
  • Section Common in All GATE Papers: General Aptitude (GA) section is common for all papers. It will contain total 150 questions of maximum 15 marks (5 questions of 1 mark and 5 questions of 2 marks).x
  • New Section: In the paper of XE, new section (H) namely Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences has been included from the year 2017.
  • Marking Scheme: MCQ and NAT questions will carry 1 or 2 marks in all papers.
  • Negative Marking: For every incorrect answer 1/3 marks deducted from the questions carrying 1 mark. Likewise, for questions carrying 2 marks, 2/3 marks will be deducted. No negative marking for Numerical Answer Type questions.

Exam Pattern For All Papers Except GG, XE, XL:

  • 25 questions of 1 mark each.
  • 30 questions of 2 marks each.
  • 10 questions from GA.

Exam Pattern For Paper GG:

  • Part A – 25 questions of 1 mark each. This part is common for all candidates.
  • Part B – 30 questions of 2 marks each. This part has two sections, section-1 is of Geology and section-2 is of Geophysics.
  • 10 questions from GA.

Exam Pattern For Paper XE:

  • Section A – Engineering Mathematics (Compulsory Section) – Total 11 questions will be asked. 7 questions of 1 mark each and 4 questions of 2 marks each. It is common to all candidates.
  • Any two of XE sections from B to H – 22 questions. 9 questions carrying 1 mark and 13 questions carrying 2 marks.
  • 10 questions from GA.

Exam Pattern For Paper XL:

  • Section P – Chemistry (compulsory section) – It contains total 15 questions (5 questions of 1 marks and 10 questions of 2 marks).
  • Any two of XL sections Q to U – Total 20 questions (10 questions of 1 mark each and 10 questions of 2 marks).
  • 10 questions from GA.

GATE 2019 – Virtual Calculator

GATE virtual calculator is the online calculator which contains all the operations and functions for carrying out calculations. The virtual calculator will be provided during online examination. Physical calculator will not be allowed in the examination hall. Candidates need to use the virtual calculator for solving Numerical Answer Type Questions.

How is the GATE Score calculated?

To calculate the GATE Percentile, follow the below formula:
GATE Percentile=((N-R)/N) X 100


  • N = Total number of students appeared in the GATE 2019 exam (for particular stream)
  • R = Rank obtained by you

GATE 2019 – Syllabus

GATE 2019 exam is conducted for 24 (Stream) Papers. For each discipline syllabus is different. For a good preparation, to know each and every topic from where the questions will be asked is important . Describing the complete syllabus of GATE in overview to difficult but Candidates can download the GATE 2019 syllabus for AE, AG, AR, BT, CE, CH, CS, CY, EC, EE, EY, XE, GG, IN, MA, ME, MN, MT, PE, PH, PI, TF and XL from the official site. GATE Paper and syllabus are listed below:

  • Statistics (ST): Calculus, Probability, Linear Algebra, Inference, Stochastic Processes, Multivariate Analysis, Design of Experiments & Regression Analysis.
  • General Aptitude (GA): Verbal Ability & Numerical Ability.
  • Aerospace Engineering (AE): Engineering Mathematics, Flight Mechanics, Space Dynamics, Aerodynamics, Structures, Propulsion.
  • Agricultural Engineering (AG): Engineering Mathematics, Farm Machinery, Farm Power, Soil and Water Conservation Engineering, Irrigation and Drainage Engineering, etc.
  • Architecture and Planning (AR): Architecture and Design, Building Materials, Construction and Management, Building and Structure, Environmental Planning and Design, etc.
  • Biotechnology (BT): Engineering Mathematics, General Biotechnology, Recombinant DNA Technology, Plant and Animal Biotechnology, etc.
  • Civil Engineering (CE): Engineering Mathematics, Structural Engineering, Structural Engineering, Geotechnical Engineering, etc.
  • Chemical Engineering (CH): Engineering Mathematics, Process Calculations and Thermodynamics, Fluid Mechanics and Mechanical Operations, etc.
  • Computer Science and Information Technology (CS): Engineering Mathematics, Digital Logic, Computer Organization and Architecture, Programming and Data Structures, etc.
  • Chemistry (CY): Physical Chemistry, Inorganic Chemistry & Organic Chemistry.
  • Electronics and Communication Engineering (EC): Engineering Mathematics, Networks, Signals and Systems, Electronic Devices, Analog Circuits, Digital Circuits, etc.
  • Electrical Engineering (EE): Engineering Mathematics, Electric Circuits, Electromagnetic Fields, Signals and Systems, Electrical Machines, etc.
  • Ecology and Evolution (EY): Ecology, Evolution, Mathematics and Quantitative Ecology, Behavioural Ecology, etc.
  • Geology and Geophysics (GG): Common Section (Earth and Planetary system, Weathering and soil formation, etc), Geology & Geophysics.
  • Instrumentation Engineering (IN): Engineering Mathematics, Electrical Circuits, Signals and Systems, Control Systems, etc.
  • Mathematics (MA): Linear Algebra, Complex Analysis, Real Analysis, Algebra, Functional Analysis, Numerical Analysis, etc.
  • Mechanical Engineering (ME): Engineering Mathematics, Applied Mechanics and Design, Fluid Mechanics and Thermal Sciences, etc.
  • Mining Engineering (MN): Engineering Mathematics, Mine Development and Surveying, Geomechanics and Ground Control, etc.
  • Metallurgical Engineering (MT): Engineering Mathematics, Thermodynamics and Rate Processes, Extractive Metallurgy, etc.
  • Petroleum Engineering (PE): Linear Algebra, Petroleum Formation Evaluation, Oil and Gas Well Testing, etc.
  • Physics (PH): Mathematical Physics, Classical Mechanics, Electromagnetic Theory, Thermodynamics and Statistical Physics, etc.
  • Production and Industrial Engineering (PI): Engineering Mathematics, General Engineering, Manufacturing Processes I, Quality and Reliability, etc.
  • Textile Engineering and Fibre Science (TF): Engineering Mathematics, Textile Fibers, Fabric manufacture, Structure and Properties, etc.
  • Engineering Mathematics (XE-A), Fluid Mechanics (XE-B), Materials Science (XE-C), Solid Mechanics (XE-D), Thermodynamics (XE-E), Polymer Science and Engineering (XE-F), Food Technology (XE-G), Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences (XE-H).
  • Chemistry (XL-P), Biochemistry (XL-Q), Botany (XL-R), Microbiology (XL-S), Zoology (XL-T) & Food Technology (XL-U).
Click Here to Check GATE Previous years Question papers and Answer keys

GATE 2019 – Answer Key

Once the exam be conducted successfully by the authority then they release GATE Answer Key . The exam be held in the month of February 2019. for each stream, authority will released the answer key separately. If candidates think that the answer given under the answer sheet by the authority is wrong then there is also a facility in they can appeal for objection with a least amount of fee and if authorities will found that the correction is right that mean your fee charge will be refunded in that case.

Final GATE 2019 Official Answer Keys Released now

GATE 2018 Answer keys

CS – Computer Science Click Here
( CY – Chemistry Click Here
IN- Instrumentation Engineering Click Here
BT- Biotechnology Click Here
CH – Chemical Engineering Click Here
XL – Life Science Answer Key Click Here
XE – Engineering Sciences Click Here
ME – Mechanical Engineering Click Here
AE – Aerospace Engineering Click Here
ECE – Electronics and Communication Engineering Click Here
EE – Electrical Engineering Click Here
CE – Civil Engineering Click Here

GATE 2019 – Cut Off

GATE Cut off is the minimum marks to be eligible for admission to IITs and IISc. This is a factor deciding that either candidates is qualified in the exam or not. GATE 2019 cut off marks varies stream-wise and category-wise. The cut-off marks are less for reserved category candidates as compared to the unreserved category candidates.

GATE Cut Off 2018

Branch General OBC SC/ST/PH
Computer Science 25.00 22.50 16.60
Civil Engineering 26.90 24.20 17.9
Electrical Engineering 29.1 26.1 19.4
Mechanical Engineering 34.7 31.2 23.1
Electronics and Communication 25.0 22.5 16.6

GATE 2019 – Result

GATE 2019 Result has be released on 16th March 2019. Candidates can check it from the GOAPS portal under the GATE official website. Once the result will be declared by the authority, candidates will also able to get their scorecard which is also attached with the result who secure marks equal or more than the cut-off marks.

GATE 2019 Result Declaration: March 15th, 2019

GATE 2019 – Score Card

Those who qualified GATE successfully, authority provide them a GATE scorecard with three years validity from the date of announcement. The performance of an aspirants in entrance exam will reflects in GATE 2019 scorecard. The download facility for scorecard be available from the last week of March 2019.

Previous Years GATE Statistics

Year Registered Appeared Qualified Qualified (%)
2016 971831 818850 135392 16.53
2015 927580 804463 121060 15.05
2014 1033625 889157 149694 16.84
2013 1200728 984855 136699 13.88
2012 777134 686614 108526 15.81
2011 612568 558480 96239 17.23
2010 460541 420596 59853 14.23

How to Prepare For GATE 2019?

With the hard and full dedication towards GATE Exam Preparation will give you the success. So, it is advised to the students that be keep and calm and cool and stay stress free. We are listing here few preparation tips for GATE 2018, follow them blindly:

  • Review your syllabus for which you are preparing.
  • Prepare your schedule as per the daily basis as well as for monthly basis.
  • Divide you study hours according to your subjects.
  • Try to finding your strength and weakness.
  • Practice a lot of Previous Years Question Papers.
  • Attempt online Mock Tests.
  • Select the best study material and book for covering GATE syllabus.
  • Take care of your health.

GATE 2019 – Exam Centers

While filling the GATE 2019 Application Form, candidates can fill their preferred Exam Centers, In 2019 IIT Madras will conducts the GATE 2019 Examination & provides list of various Exam Centers, some are listed below:


Name of Zonal Centres


IISc Bangalore


IIT Bombay


IIT Delhi


IIT Guwahati


IIT Kanpur


IIT Kharagpur


IIT Madras


IIT Roorkee


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