Gate 2019: Answer keys, Syllabus, Cutoff, Admit Card, Exam Pattern, Eligibility

Gate 2019: 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. In 2018 IIT Guwahati take all the responsibilities of the GATE  Exam. GATE scorecard is also the eligibility criteria for recruitment process to the government and top private organizations in technical domains.


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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 – 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 will be 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.

GATE 2019 – Syllabus

GATE exam will conducted for 23 (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:

Download GATE Syllabus – 2019

General Aptitude for all Papers
AE-Aerospace Engineering PH-Physics
AG-Agricultural Engineering PI-Production And Industrial-Engineering
AR-Architecture and Planning TF-Textile Engineering and Fibre_Science
BT-Biotechnology XE A-Engineering Mathematics
CE-Civil Engineering XE B-Fluid Mechanics
CH-Chemical Engineering XE C-Materials Science
CS-Computer Science and Information Technology XE D-Solid Mechanics
CY-Chemistry XE E-Thermodynamics
EC-Electronics and Communications Engineering XE F-Polymer Science and Engineering
EE-Electrical Engineering XE G-Food Technology
EY-Ecology and Evolution XE_H-Atmospheric_OceSc
GG-Geology and Geophysics XL P-Chemistry
IN-Instrumentation Engineering XL Q-Biochemistry
MA-Mathematics XL R-Botany
ME-Mechanical Engineering XL S-Microbiology
MN-Mining Engineering XL T-Zoology
MT-Metallurgical Engineering XL U-Food Technology
PE-Petroleum Engineering
Click Here to Check GATE Previous years Question papers and Answer keys

GATE 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 Question Papers and Answer Keys 2018

GATE 2018 Question Papers and Answer Keys
Aerospace Engineering (AE) Question Paper Answer Key
Agricultural Engineering (AG)
Question Paper Answer Key
Architecture and Planning (AR) 
Question Paper Answer Key
Biotechnology (BT)
Question Paper Answer Key
Civil Engineering (CE)
Question Paper (CE01)Question Paper (CE02) Answer Key (CE01)Answer Key (CE02)
Chemical Engineering (CH)
Question Paper Answer Key
Computer Science and Information Technology (CS)
Question Paper Answer Key
Chemistry (CY)
Question Paper Answer Key
Electronics and Communication Engineering (EC)
Question Paper Answer Key
Electrical Engineering (EE)
Question Paper Answer Key
Ecology and Evolution (EY)
Question Paper Answer Key
Geology and Geophysics (GG)
Question Paper Answer Key
Instrumentation Engineering (IN)
Question Paper Answer Key
Mathematics (MA)
Question Paper Answer Key
Mechanical Engineering (ME)
Question Paper (ME01)Question Paper (ME02) Answer Key (ME01)Answer Key (ME02)
Mining Engineering (MN)
Question Paper Answer Key
Metallurgical Engineering (MT)
Question Paper Answer Key
Petroleum Engineering (PE)
Question Paper Answer Key
Physics (PH)
Question Paper Answer Key
Production and Industrial Engineering (PI)
Question Paper Answer Key
Textile Engineering and Fibre Science (TF)
Question Paper Answer Key
Engineering Sciences (XE) Paper Sections Life Sciences (XL) Paper Sections
Engineering Mathematics (XE-A)
Question Paper (Includes GA) Answer Key (All Sections)
Chemistry (XL-P)
Question Paper (Includes GA) Answer Key (All Sections)
Fluid Mechanics (XE-B)
Question Paper
Biochemistry (XL-Q)
Question Paper
Materials Science (XE-C)
Question Paper
Botany (XL-R)
Question Paper
Solid Mechanics (XE-D)
Question Paper
Microbiology (XL-S)
Question Paper
Thermodynamics (XE-E)
Question Paper
Zoology (XL-T)
Question Paper
Polymer Science and Engineering (XE-F)
Question Paper
Food Technology (XL-U)
Question Paper
Food Technology (XE-G)
Question Paper
Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences (XE-H)
Question Paper

GATE 2018 Exam Date

The exam dates for GATE exam has been released, you can check it from the below listed table:

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

September 21, 2018

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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



Publishing of 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 16, 2019

 GATE Result


Availability of Score Card

March 20 to May 31, 2019


GATE 2018 Exam Pattern

GATE 2018 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 2018 is held for total 23 papers. Candidates can appear for only one of the 23 papers.
  • Mode of Examination: The examination mode will be online only (CBT).
  • Exam Duration: The examination duration will be 3 hours.
  • Number of Questions: Total 65 questions of maximum 100 marks will be asked in GATE 2018.
  • 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.

GATE 2019 Answer Key

Once the exam will be conducted successfully by the authority then they will release GATE 2018 answer key. It is expected that the exam will be held in the month of February 2018. 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.

GATE 2019 Result

GATE 2019 result will 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 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 2018 scorecard. The download facility for scorecard will be available from the last week of March 2018.

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 2018 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 2017 Cutoff Category wise and Qualifying Marks

Branch General OBC SC/ST/PH
EC 25.00 22.50 16.60
CE 28.70 25.8 19.10
EE 25.20 25.20 16.70
ME 32.87 29 21
CS 25 22.50 16.60
IN 34.60 31.10 23.00
CH 44.30 39.80 29.50
BT 38.90 35.00 25.90

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


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