The Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering (GATE) is an examination that primarily tests the 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 Roorkee, Delhi, Guwahati, Kanpur, Kharagpur, Chennai (Madras) and Bombay on behalf of the National Coordination Board – GATE, Department of Higher Education, Ministry of Human Resources Development (MHRD), Government of India. The GATE score of a candidate reflects the relative performance level of a candidate. The score is used for admissions to various post-graduate education programs (e.g. Master of Engineering, Master of Technology, Doctor of Philosophy) in Indian higher education institutes, with financial assistance provided by MHRD and other government agencies.
Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering or the GATE Exam is a popular exam for admission to post graduate engineering courses, Government of India provides scholarship to GATE qualified candidates.
A good GATE score is helpful for getting admission in to IITs, IISC, IIITs, NITs and many other renowned institutions.
Below are some reasons of Why you should appear in Gate Exam.
● Higher salaries are offered for MTech/ME candidates comparing to BE/BTech candidates.
● More better and reputed companies hire M. Tech students through campus recruitments.
● MTech degress provides you specialization in a certain area, and you can go for Phd after that.
● Scholarship is provided to GATE qualified students, so you can do your MTech almost free of cost.
● You can apply for faculty/ research positions in educational institutes/R&D centers.
● Many public sector undertakings like BHEL, NHPC, NTPC, etc. prefer GATE scores for selecting candidates.
● Those with good scores have better foreign prospects as compared to graduate level degrees.
● Candidates who have qualified GATE are also eligible for the award of junior research fellowship in CSIR laboratories.
The candidates who have either of these qualifications can apply for the GATE examination:
|Qualifying Degree||Qualifying Degree / Examination||Description of Eligible Candidates||Year of Qualification not later than|
|B.E./B.Tech./B.Pharm.||Bachelor’s degree holders in Engineering/Technology (4 years after 10+2 or 3 years after B.Sc./Diploma in Engineering /Technology)||Currently in the final year or already completed||2019|
|B. Arch.||Bachelor’s degree holders of Architecture (5 years course)||Currently in the final year or already completed||2019|
|B.Sc. (Research)/ B.S.||Bachelor’s degree in Science (Post-Diploma/4 years after 10+2)||Currently in the 4th year or already completed||2019|
|M.Sc./M.A./MCA or equivalent||Master’s degree in any branch of Science/Mathematics/Statistics/Computer Applications or equivalent||Currently in the final year or already completed||2019|
|Int. M.E./M.Tech. (Post-B.Sc.)||Post-BSc Integrated Master’s degree programs in Engineering/Technology (4 years program)||Currently in the 2nd/3rd/4th year or already completed||2021|
|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 (5 years program||Currently in the 4th/5th year or already completed||2020|
|Int. M.Sc./Int. B.S.-M.S.||Integrated M.Sc. or 5 years integrated B.S.-M.S. program||Currently in the final year or already completed||2019|
|Professional Society Examinations (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 courses||NA|
|2||Subject Based Paper||25||1||25|
|3||Engg. Math (Chemistry for XL paper)||30||2||60|
1.1 Pattern of Questions
Gate 2019 contains two types of questions :
1.1 Multiple Choice Questions (MCQ) carrying 1 or 2 marks each in all the papers and sections.
Negative Marking for Wrong Answers: For a wrong answer chosen in a MCQ, there will be negative marking. For 1-mark MCQ, 1/3 mark will be deducted for a wrong answer. Likewise, for 2-mark MCQ, 2/3 mark will be deducted for a wrong answer.
(ii) Numerical Answer Type (NAT):Questions carrying 1 or 2 marks each in all the papers and sections.
There is NO negative marking for a wrong answer in NAT questions.
In all the papers, there will be a total of 65 questions carrying 100 marks, out of which 10 questions carrying a total of 15 marks will be on General Aptitude (GA), which is intended to test the Language and Analytical Skills.
In the papers bearing the codes AE, AG, BT, CE, CH, CS, EC, EE, IN, ME, MN, MT, PE, PI, TF and XE, the Engineering Mathematics will carry around 15% of the total marks, the General Aptitude section will carry 15% of the total marks and the remaining 70% of the total marks is devoted to the subject of the paper.
In the papers bearing 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 is devoted to the subject of the paper.
2. Marking Scheme – Distribution of Marks and Questions
2.1. General Aptitude (GA) Questions :
In all papers, GA questions carry a total of 15 marks. The GA section includes 5 questions carrying 1-mark each (sub-total 5 marks) and 5 questions carrying 2-marks each (sub-total 10 marks).
2.2. Question Papers other than GG, XE and XL :
These papers would contain 25 questions carrying 1-mark each (sub-total 25 marks) and 30 questions carrying 2-marks each (sub-total 60 marks) consisting of both the MCQ and NAT Questions.
2.3. GG (Geology and Geophysics) Paper :
Apart from the General Aptitude (GA) section, the GG question paper consists of two parts: Part A and Part B. Part A is compulsory for all the candidates. Part B contains two sections: Section 1 (Geology) and Section 2 (Geophysics). Candidates will have to attempt questions in Part A and questions in either Section 1 or Section 2 of Part B.
Part A consists of 25 questions carrying 1-mark each (sub-total 25 marks and some of these may be numerical answer type questions). Either section of Part B (Section 1 and Section 2) consists of 30 questions carrying 2-marks each (sub-total 60 marks and some of these may be numerical answer type questions).
2.4. XE Paper (Engineering Sciences) :
A candidate appearing in the XE paper has to answer the following:
GA – General Aptitude carrying 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.
2.5. XL Paper (Life Sciences)
A candidate appearing in the XL paper has to answer the following:
GA – General Aptitude carrying a total of 15 marks.
Section P– Chemistry (Compulsory): This section contains 15 questions carrying a total of 25 marks: 5 questions carrying 1-mark each (sub-total 5 marks) and 10 questions carrying 2-marks each (sub-total 20 marks). Some questions may be of numerical answer type.
Any two of XL Sections Q to U: The choice of two sections from Q to U 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 (Q to U). Each of the optional sections of the XL paper (Sections Q through U) contains 20 questions carrying a total of 30 marks: 10 questions carrying 1-mark each (sub-total 10 marks) and 10 questions carrying 2-marks each (sub-total 20 marks). Some questions may be of numerical answer type.
Details of the application fee are given below. The application fee is NEITHER refundable
NOR transferable. Payments have to be made online by using either net banking or debit card or
credit card. As per the prevailing norms, additional online transaction charges or bank charges can
be applicable. These charges will be specified on the payment portal.
|For Examination Centres in India||On or Before 21st Sept. 2018||During the Extended Period|
|Female candidates||₹ 750||₹ 1250|
|SC/ST/PwD* category candidates||₹ 750||₹ 1250|
|All other candidates||₹ 1500||₹ 2000|
|For Examination Centres outside India (All Candidates)|
|Addis Ababa, Colombo, Dhaka and Kathmandu||US$ 50||US$ 70|
|Dubai and Singapore||US$ 100||US$ 120|
|GATE Online Application Processing System (GOAPS) Website Opens||Saturday||01st September 2018|
|Closing Date for Submission of (Online) Application (through Website)||Friday||21st September 2018|
|Extended Closing Date for Submission of (Online) Application (through Website)||Monday||1st 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||04th January 2019|
|GATE 2019 Examination
Forenoon: 9:00 AM to 12:00 Noon (Tentative)
Afternoon: 2:00 PM to 5:00 PM (Tentative)
|02nd February 2019
03rd February 2019
09th February 2019
10th February 2019
|Announcement of the Results in the Online Application Portal||Saturday||16th March 2019|
|Zone No.||Zonal GATE Office||Tentative List of Examination Cities/Towns*|
Bengaluru - 560012
|Ananthapuramu, Angamaly, Bagalkot, Ballari (Bellary), Belagavi(Belgaum), Bengaluru, Bidar, Davanagere, Hassan, Hubballi (Hubli), Hyderabad, Kalaburagi (Gulbarga), Kannur, Kasaragod, Kolar, Kozhikode, Kurnool, Malappuram, Mangaluru, Manipal, Mysuru (Mysore), Palakkad, Payyanur, Port Blair, Shivamogga (Shimoga), Thrissur, Tumakuru, Vatakara|
|2.||IIT Bombay, Powai,
Mumbai - 400 076
|Ahmedabad, Ahmednagar, Amravati, Anand, Aurangabad, Baramati, Bhavnagar, Bhuj, Gandhinagar, Goa, Jalgaon, Kankavli, Kolhapur, Mehsana, Mumbai, Nagpur, Nanded, Nashik, Navi Mumbai, Pune, Rajkot, Ratnagiri, Sangli, Satara, Solapur, Surat, Thane, Vadodara|
|3.||IIT Delhi, HauzKhas,
New Delhi – 110 016
|Ajmer, Alwar, Bahadurgarh-Rohtak, Bikaner, Faridabad, Greater Noida, Gurugram, Hisar, Indore, Jaipur, Jammu, Jodhpur, Karnal, Kota, Mathura, New Delhi, Palwal, Samba, Sikar, Udaipur, Ujjain|
Guwahati – 781 039
|Agartala, Asansol-Durgapur, Burdwan, Dhanbad, Dibrugarh, Gangtok, Guwahati, Imphal, Itanagar, Jorhat, Kalyani, Muzaffarpur, Patna, Shillong, Silchar, Siliguri, Tezpur|
Kanpur – 208 016
|Agra, Aligarh, Allahabad, Bareilly, Bhopal, Gorakhpur, Gwalior, Jabalpur, Kanpur, Lucknow, Varanasi|
Kharagpur – 721 302
|Balasore, Berhampur (Odisha), Bhilai, Bhimavaram, Bhubaneswar, Bilaspur (CG), Cuttack, Eluru, Hooghly, Jamshedpur, Kakinada (Surampalem), Kharagpur, Kolkata, Raipur, Rajamahendravaram (Rajahmundry), Ranchi, Rourkela, Sambalpur, Tadepalligudem, Vijayawada, Visakhapatnam, Vizianagaram|
Chennai – 600 036
|Alappuzha, Aluva, Attingal, Bapatla, Chengannur, Chennai, Chittoor, Coimbatore, Cuddalore, Dindigul, Ernakulam, Erode-Thiruchengode, Gudur, Guntur, Idukki, Kadapa, Kanjirapally, Kanyakumari-Nagercoil, Karimnagar, Karur, Khammam, Kollam, Kothamangalam, Kottayam, Madurai, Muvattupuzha, Nalgonda, Namakkal, Nedumangad, Nellore, Ongole, Pala, Puducherry (Pondicherry), Punalur, Salem, Thanjavur, Thiruvananthapuram, Thiruvannamalai, Tiruchirapalli, Tirunelveli, Tirupati, Tuticorin, Vellore, Villupuram, Virudhunagar, Warangal|
Roorkee – 247 667
|Ambala, Amritsar, Baddi (HP), Bathinda, Bhimtal, Dehradun, Ghaziabad, Haldwani, Hamirpur (HP), Jalandhar, Khanna, Kurukshetra, Ludhiana, Meerut, Mohali, Moradabad, Muzaffarnagar, Noida, Panipat, Pathankot, Patiala, Roorkee, Sangrur, Shimla-Solan, Sonepat, Una, Yamunanagar|
|Addis Ababa (Ethiopia), Colombo (Sri Lanka), Dhaka (Bangladesh), Dubai (UAE), Kathmandu (Nepal), Singapore|
▬Candidates will register & fill application only through online mode on the official website.
▬GATE 2019 application form will be available from 1st September 2018 to 21st September 2018.
▬Upload your scanned images such as photograph (Maximum Size: 480×640 pixels, Minimum Size: 240×320 pixels & Dimension: 3.5cm × 4.5cm) and signature (Maximum Size: 160×560, Minimum Size: 80×280 pixels & Dimension: 2cm × 7cm).
▬Candidates also have to upload certificate of qualifying degree, category certificate and/or Dyslexic certificate (if applicable).
▬At the time of GATE registration 2019, candidates can choose three exam cities as examination centres.
▬Candidates also have to fill ID number specified in any of the following, i.e. Aadhaar-UID, College ID, Driving License, Employee ID, Passport, PAN Card & Voter ID.
▬There will be no need to send any hard copy of application/documents to the officials.
▬Candidates should take a print copy of GATE application form 2019 for further references.
Candidates need to secure the minimum cut-off marks for the admissions to PG programs (Masters' and Doctoral). Candidates will be awarded a GATE Score if the candidate qualify the cutoff. GATE Cut Off will be released by Indian Institute of Technology, Madras along with the announcement of GATE 2019 Result. Admission will be made on the basis of the Normalized GATE Score and the marks secured in the Interview.
Gate 2018 Cutoff Marks
Gate 2017 Cutoff Marks
Gate 2016 Cutoff Marks
Gate 2015 Cutoff Marks
Gate 2013 Cutoff Marks
Gate 2012 Cutoff Marks
Gate 2011 Cutoff Marks
Few important points to be considered during the preparation of GATE exams are as follows:
• Exam pattern and syllabus: knowing the complete syllabus of the examination including the weightage of questions from each topics. Usually pattern of GATE exams keeps on changing so it is important to keep yourself updated about the latest pattern of the examination.
• Make a list: prepare a list of topics according to your convenience and your proficiency about them:
Topics with which you are familiar and can solve it easily.
Topics with which you are familiar but require time solving it.
Topics with which you are familiar but it is difficult for you to solve.
Topics with which you are completely unaware.
Focus more on the topics which are your weak points so that it doesn’t hamper your marks during examination.
• Take mock test and practice sets: this tells you where you are currently at your preparation level and also helps in improving your speed and accuracy. Try our free and paid mock test to prepare yourself.
• Classes: self study is the most important factor in any exam preparation.
• videos: topics related videos helps you preparing the topics more comfortably and is easily understandable.
• shortcuts tricks: learning new tricks for solving the problem fast is one of the finest method for preparation.
• dedication: keep yourself motivated and dedicated towards your goal of clearing the GATE 2019 EXAM.
Best of Luck !!!