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GATE 2019 Results, Question Paper, Answer Key, Eligibility Criteria, Exam Pattern, Syllabus

GATE 2019 Results, Question Paper, Answer Key, Eligibility Criteria, Exam Pattern, Syllabus

GATE 2019 Results, Question Paper, Answer Key, Eligibility Criteria, Exam Pattern, Syllabus

For GATE 2019 Eligibility Criteria, Question Paper, Exam Pattern, Fees, Schedule Important Dates, Reservation Seat, Answer key are given below:

GATE 2019 Exam Schedule – Important Dates

The authority has released the exam schedule for GATE 2019. The detailed exam schedule is mentioned below:

Date & DaySession No.Time (IST)Test Paper Code
First Week February 2019

(Saturday, Sunday)

109:00 – 12.00 Hrs. (Forenoon)ME, AR, TF


14:00 – 17:00 Hrs. (Afternoon)ME, AG, GG
09:00 – 12.00 Hrs. (Forenoon)EC, BT, CY, EY, PI
414:00 – 17:00 Hrs. (Afternoon)EC, AE, MA, MT, PE, PH
Second Week February 2019 (Saturday)509:00 – 12.00 Hrs. (Forenoon)CS, EE
614:00 – 17:00 Hrs. (Afternoon)CS, EE
Second Week February 2019 (Sunday)709:00 – 12.00 Hrs. (Forenoon)CE, CH, MN
814:00 – 17:00 Hrs. (Afternoon)CE, IN, XE, XL


What is NEW in GATE 2019 ?

  • Centre:- Burdwan (IIT Guwahati Zone), Dibrugarh (IIT Guwahati Zone) and Gorakhpur (IIT Kanpur Zone) has been added as new centers by the authority.
  • New Paper:- The XE paper now has a new section on Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences (section H). Wiis the number of sections in the XE paper has increased to eight (A-H).
  • GATE for International Candidates:- GATE 2019 examination shall be held for international candidates in Bangladesh, Ethiopia, Nepal, Singapore, Sri Lanka and United Arab Emirates (U.A.E).

Results – GATE 2019

GATE results will be out on the GATE Online Application Website. It will be announced on Last Week Of March, 2019. After the announcement of result, the successful candidates can download their score card by accessing the GOAPS portal.

Score Card – GATE 2019

The score card is only available for the qualified candidates and can be downloaded from the official portal of GOAPS. The GATE score card is valid for the 3 years from the date of the declaration of result. GATE 2019 Score Card Calculation will be done separately for various courses. The candidates can download the score card from Last Week Of March, 2019.

Admit Card – GATE 2019

Admit card can be downloadable from the website. It was available online on First Week Of  January 2018. The details like GOAPS enrollment ID and password is required to download the GATE admit card. Along with the admit card, one original identity proof is also needed to enter in the examination hall.

Exam Pattern – GATE 2019 

You can check detailed GATE Exam Pattern 2019 here.

  • Courses: It is held for engineering courses (M.Tech/ME)
  • No. of Papers: There is only one paper of GATE consisting of 100 marks.
  • No. of Questions: The number of questions asked in the examination will be 65 questions of objective type and numerical answer type (NAT).
  1. Out of 65 questions, 10 questions will be asked from the general aptitude section and carry 15 marks.
  • Duration: The time allotted to solve the question paper will be 3 hours.
  • Mode: Online Computer Based Test (CBT).
  • Answering: There is no choice provided for NAT questions as the answers of such questions will be entered manually using the virtual keyboard provided on the computer screen at the time of examination.
  • New Paper: The XE paper now has a new section on Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences (section H). Wiis the number of sections in the XE paper has increased to eight (A-H).
  • Centre:- Burdwan (IIT Guwahati Zone), Dibrugarh (IIT Guwahati Zone) and Gorakhpur (IIT Kanpur Zone) has been added as new centers by the authority.

Candidates can also check Preparation Tips & Previous Years Question Papers of GATE 2018.

Get Virtual Calculator that will be used in GATE 2019 Examination. Get the way to operate the virtual calculator and practice for your better end.

GATE Application Form Correction

If the candidates will commit the mistakes in their filled application form:

  • One can make the correction in application form during the correction period (Mid Of November (11:00 AM) to (6:00 PM).
  • Correction process is over now.
  • Changes was done in Category, Gender and Examination City.
  • Corrections was made via online mode only.
  • No challan payment will be accepted for corrections.
  • Any changes is not permitted in GATE Paper.

Correction Fee:

The correction fee payment will be done via online mode only. No challan payment will be accepted. The correction fee is mentioned below:

  • For changes from SC/ST to General/OBC is Rs.750/-.
  • For changes from Female to Male/Others is Rs.750/-.
  • For changes from PwD to Non-PwD is Rs. 750/.
  • For changes in examination city is Rs. 400/-.


Registration – GATE 2019

  • The last date for GATE 2019 Applications has been over by October 2018
  • GATE Registration 2019 was available via online mode only.
  • Candidates could complete their registration process through GOAPS (GATE Online Application Processing System).
  • The GATE application form had been released from  September, 2018.
  • The last date of online registration was extended till  October 2018.
  • Candidate had to fill his/her personal details online.
  • Candidate had to upload the certificate from the principal, scanned signature and photograph.
  • The application fee payment could be processed either through net banking or debit card or e-challan.


Application Fee – Gate 2019

The fee structure is as follows:

  • For women/SC/ST/PWD – Rs 750/-
  • Other Candidates – Rs 1500/-


Eligibility Criteria & Educational Qualification – GATE 2019 

Eligibility Criteria for GATE 2017 (No age limit)

Qualifying DegreeQualifying Degree/Examination (Descriptive)Degree StatusYear of qualification not later than-
B.E./ B.Tech./ B.Pharm.Bachelor’s degree in Engineering/ Technology  (4 years after 10+2 or 3 years after B.Sc./Diploma in Engineering/ Technology) and those who are in the final year of such programsCurrently in the final year or already completed2019
B. Arch.Bachelor’s degree in Architecture (Five years course)Currently in the final year or already completed2019
B.Sc. (Research)/ B.S.Bachelor’s degree in Science (Post-Diploma/ 4 years after 10+2)Currently in the 4th year or already completed2019
M. Sc./ M.A./MCA or equivalentMaster’s degree in any branch of Science/Mathematics / Statistics/Computer Applications or equivalentCurrently in the final year or already completed2019
Int. M.E/ M.Tech (Post-B.Sc.)Post-BSc Integrated Master’s degree programs in Engineering / Technology (Four year program)Currently in the 2nd/3rd/4thyear or already completed2021
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 (Five year program)Currently in the 4th/5thyear or already completed2020
Int. M.Sc/ Int. B.S.-M.S.Integrated M.Sc. or Five year integrated B. S./M. S. programCurrently in the final year or already completed2019
Professional Society Examination (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 coursesNA
Candidates from Bangladesh, Ethiopia, Nepal, Singapore, Sri Lanka and United Arab Emirates must have completed or are in the final year of their Bachelor’s degree in Engineering/Technology or Post-graduate (M.Sc.) degree in any relevant science subject.
Note: Eligibility criteria certificate as applicable shall only be uploaded in application and NOT to be sent by post. If a candidate is pursuing any higher degree or already obtained a degree higher than that mentioned in the above table, then the candidate can select the minimum required qualifying degree while filling the application form. In case, a candidate has completed one of the qualifying examinations as mentioned above in 2016 or earlier, he/she has to submit the degree certificate/provisional degree certificate/course completion certificate/membership certificate issued by the society or institute. In case, the candidate is expected to complete one of the qualifying criteria in 2017 or later as mentioned above, he/she has to submit Provisional Certificate Letter (as shown below) or a copy of marks card for section A of AMIE etc. Candidates with backlog (arrears/failed subjects) in any of the papers in their qualifying degree should upload a copy of any of the mark sheet of the final year issued from the Institute where studying. Internet downloaded mark sheet shall not be accepted.

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Gate 2019 Syllabus


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AE: Aerospace Engineering

AG: Agricultural Engineering

AR: Architecture and Planning

BT: Biotechnology

CE: Civil Engineering

CH: Chemical Engineering

CS: Computer Science and Information Technology

CY: Chemistry

EC: Electronics and Communications

EE: Electrical Engineering

EY: Ecology and Evolution

GG: Geology and Geophysics

IN: Instrumentation Engineering

MA: Mathematics

ME: Mechanical Engineering

MN: Mining Engineering

MT: Metallurgical Engineering

PE: Petroleum Engineering

PH: Physics

PI: Production and Industrial Engineering

TF: Textile Engineering and Fibre Science

XE (A-H): Engineering Sciences

XL (P-U): Life Sciences

The question papers along with their respective answer keys for all GATE 2019 papers are given below. 

In the GOAPS, a module to contest answer keys will be available from 10:00 hours (IST) of 3 March 2019 till 10:00 hours (IST) of 6 March 2019. A candidate can challenge the answer key of any question after giving their justification(s) and payment of Rs. 500 (for each question) through the online payment portal available in the GOAPS. For candidates who have appeared in GATE 2019 from outside India, the fee for each answer key challenge is US$10.

While challenging the answer keys the candidates should ensure that they quote the proper question number as per the PDF file of the question paper given below. Please remember that if the proper question number is not correctly identified then the challenge may not be considered.

Payments for a successful challenge will be refunded. For all challenges on answer keys, the decision of the GATE 2019 committee shall be final and binding. No correspondence or telephone calls on this matter will be entertained.

GATE 2019 Question Papers & Answer Key

Question PapersAnswer Keys
AE: Aerospace EngineeringAE: Aerospace Engineering
AG: Agricultural EngineeringAG: Agricultural Engineering
AR: Architecture and PlanningAR: Architecture and Planning
BT: BiotechnologyBT: Biotechnology
CE: Civil Engineering (CE01 CE02)CE: Civil Engineering (CE01 CE02)
CH: Chemical EngineeringCH: Chemical Engineering
CS: Computer Sc. and Information Technology (CS01 CS02)CS: Computer Sc. and Information Technology (CS01 CS02)
CY: ChemistryCY: Chemistry
EC: Electronics and Communication Engg. (EC01 EC02)EC: Electronics and Communication Engg. (EC01 EC02)
EE: Electrical Engineering (EE01 EE02)EE: Electrical Engineering (EE01 EE02)
EY: Ecology and EvolutionEY: Ecology and Evolution
GG: Geology and GeophysicsGG: Geology and Geophysics
IN: Instrumentation EngineeringIN: Instrumentation Engineering
MA: MathematicsMA: Mathematics
ME: Mechanical Engineering (ME01ME02)ME: Mechanical Engineering (ME01ME02)
MN: Mining EngineeringMN: Mining Engineering
MT: Metallurgical EngineeringMT: Metallurgical Engineering
PE: Petroleum EngineeringPE: Petroleum Engineering
PH: PhysicsPH: Physics
PI: Production and Industrial EngineeringPI: Production and Industrial Engineering
TF: Textile Engineering and Fibre ScienceTF: Textile Engineering and Fibre Science
XE: Engineering Sciences (A-H)XE: Engineering Sciences (A-H)
XL: Life Sciences (P-U)XL: Life Sciences (P-U)


GATE 2018 Question Paper Answer Key

Question Papers GATE 2016

AE: Aerospace EngineeringIN: Instrumentation Engineering
AG: Agricultural EngineeringMA: Mathematics
AR: Architecture and PlanningME: Mechanical Engineering ( ME01ME02ME03 )
BT: BiotechnologyMN: Mining Engineering
CE: Civil Engineering ( CE01CE02)MT: Metallurgical Engineering
CH: Chemical EngineeringPE: Petroleum Engineering
CS: Computer Sc. and Information Technology ( CS01CS02 )PH: Physics
CY: ChemistryPI: Production and Industrial Engineering
EC: Electronics and Communication Engg. ( EC01EC02EC03)TF: Textile Engineering and Fibre Science
EE: Electrical Engineering ( EE01EE02)XE: Engineering Sciences (XE-AXE-BXE-CXE-DXE-EXE-FXE-G )
EY: Ecology and EvolutionXL: Life Sciences (XL-HXL-I, XL-JXL-K, XL-LXL-M )
GG: Geology and Geophysics


Admit Card – GATE 2019

When will I receive my admit card?

  • Admit Card can ONLY be downloaded from from 5th January 2019. Admit Cards will NOT be sent by post or as email attachment.

Is the Admit card alone sufficient to gain entry to the exam?

  • The Admit Card has to be brought to the test center along with at least one original (not photocopied/scanned copy) and valid (not expired) photo identification, whose details have been entered while filling the application.ONLYone of the following photo identifications is permitted: Driving license, Passport, PAN Card, Voter ID, Aadhaar UID, valid College ID, Employee Identification Card or driving License. Candidates in international Centers need to bring any valid identification as was mentioned in their application. Candidates will not be permitted to take the exam if the original and valid photo identification is not presented.

Will I be provided with any white paper for rough work and calculations during the test?

  • A scribble pad will be provided to the candidate that can be used to do the rough work. The candidate has to return the scribble pad after the examination.

Am I allowed to leave the examination hall during the test?

  • Candidates willNOT be allowed to leave the examination hall for any reason during the test. Candidates are allowed to leave the computer laboratory where the exam will be conducted only after the closure of the test at the scheduled end of examination in a session.

What items are not permitted to be brought with me inside the examination venue?

  • Only admit card, identification card and a pen shall be permitted to be taken by the candidate to be taken inside the examination hall. Candidates whose enrollment ids have been displayed on website as provisional, need to bring the required documents and submit it in the examination hall to the authorities. A simple wrist watch without any calculation device is permissible. Water and toilet facilities are available in the examination center.

Can I use a physical calculator during the examination?

  • During the online GATE 2019 examination, all candidates will be provided with a virtual scientific calculator which has to be used to answer the questions. No physical calculator will be allowed inside the examination hall. The same applies to mobile phones and wrist watches with calculation facility. GATE 2019 will not provide any storage space at examination locations for such objects. If a candidate brings personal belongings including mobile phones, those will have to be kept outside the examination hall at the candidate’s risk.If the candidate is found to be in possession (even if not using) of any calculator and mobile phone and wrist watch with calculation facility, he/she shall be disqualified and the result shall not be declared for the candidate.

Will there be any arrangement at the test center for the safe keeping of my personal items such as my mobile phone?

  • Such arrangements will not be possible at the test center.

What happens if a physical calculator (even on an electronic watch) or a mobile phone (even in switched off mode) is found in my possession in the examination hall?

  • Such cases will naturally constitute violation of GATE 2019 rules and will lead to disqualification of the candidature. All such candidates were disqualified in GATE 2018.

What is a NAT question?

  • For Numerical Answer Questions of 1 or 2 marks each in all papers and sections, the answer is a real number, to be entered by the candidate using the virtual keypad. No choices will be shown for this type of questions. The answer can be a number such as 10 (an integer only). The answer may be in decimals as well, for example, 10.1 (one decimal) or 10.01 (two decimals) or 10.001 (three decimals). In each NAT question, the decimal places up to which the answer should be given shall be mentioned. Wherever not mentioned in the question paper for the required decimal places to be entered, it is better to give NAT answer up to a maximum of three decimal places ONLY.

Instructions on Admit card (to be followed before entry in the examination center/hall)

  1. The Admit Card must be presented for verification along with at least one original (not photocopy or scanned copy) valid photo identification proof (for example: valid passport/PAN CARD/Voter ID/Aadhar UID/Valid College ID/Employee ID/Driving License.
  2. The Admit Card is valid only if the candidate’s photograph and signature images are legible. To ensure this, please take a clearly legible, preferable colour print-out of this Admit Card on an A4 Sized paper.
  3. Candidates must report at the examination venue 60 minutes before scheduled commencement of the examination.
  4. Candidates will be permitted to appear for the examination ONLY after their credentials are verified by Centre officials.
  5. Candidates will be permitted to occupy their allotted seats 35 minutes before the scheduled start of the examination. Candidates can login and start reading the necessary instructions 20 minutes before start of the examination.
  6. Candidates are advised to locate the examination centre and its accessibility at least a day before the examination, so that they can reach the centre on time for the examination.
  7. No candidate will be allowed to enter the examination hall after 09:30 Hours (IST) in the forenoon session and after 14:30 Hours (IST) in the Afternoon Session. This shall be followed very very strictly and NO pleading shall be accepted.
  8. Candidates will not be permitted to leave the examination hall before the end of the examination.
  9. A virtual scientific calculator will be available on computer screen during the examination. Personal calculators, mobile phones or any other electronic devices not allowed in the examination hall. Candidates should not bring any charts/tables/papers into the examination hall. GATE authorities will not be responsible for safe keep of candidate’s personal belongings.
  10. Scribble pads will be provided to candidates for rough work. A candidate has to write his/her name and registration number on the scribble pad before he/she starts using it. The scribble pad must be returned to the invigilator at the end of the examination.

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