GATE 2019 Exam Eligibility, Exam Pattern, Syllabus

Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering [GATE]

GATE 2019 Exam Eligibility, Exam Pattern, Syllabus

Advt No.: 2018


GATE Online Application Processing System (GOAPS) Website Opens Saturday 1st September 2018
Closing Date for Submission of (Online) Application Friday 21st September 2018
Extended Closing Date for Submission of (Online) Application 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 4th January 2019

GATE 2019 Examination


9:30 AM to 12:30 Noon (Tentative)


2:30 PM to 5:30 PM (Tentative)

2nd February 2019
3rd February 2019


9th February 2019
10th February 2019
Announcement of the Results in the Online Application Portal Saturday 16th March 2019



 Eligibility Criteria [No Age Limit]

Educational Qualifications

6 years program, consisting of internship or residency training during sixth yearCurrently in the 4th/ 5th/6th year or already completed2021

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
Pharm. D. (after 10+2)
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 and so on) Completed Section A or equivalent of such professional courses NA

* Some of these Professional Societies / Institutions, which conduct examination in various fields of engineering, are as follows.

  • The Institution of Engineers (India) (IE)
  • The Institution of Civil Engineers (ICE)
  • The Institution of Electronics and Telecommunication Engineers (IETE)
  • The Indian Institute of Chemical Engineers, including Polymer and Environmental Group (IIChemE)
  • The Aeronautical Society of India (AeSI)
  • The Indian Institute of Metals (IIM)
  • The Indian Institute of Industrial Engineers (IIE)

However, the candidates who possess certification from any of the professional societies must ensure that those examinations conducted by the societies are approved by MHRD/AICTE as equivalent to B.E./B.Tech./B.Arch, subject to public notice (Advt No.P& AP/10(04)/2017)


  • The syllabus for each of the papers can be found by clicking on the papers (subject) below. Refer to the below table in the Information Brochure to know what sections appear in each paper, especially in XE and XL.
General Aptitude (GA) : Common in all papers
AE: Aerospace Engineering PH: Physics
AG: Agricultural Engineering PI: Production and Industrial Engineering
AR: Architecture and Planning ST: Statistics
BT: Biotechnology TF: Textile Engineering and Fibre Science
CE: Civil Engineering XE -A: Engineering Mathematics
CH: Chemical Engineering XE-B: Fluid Mechanics
CS: Computer Sc. and Information Technology XE-C: Materials Science
CY: Chemistry XE-D: Solid Mechanics
EC: Electronics and Communication Engg. XE-E: Thermodynamics
EE: Electrical Engineering XE-F: Polymer Science and Engineering
EY: Ecology and Evolution XE – G: Food Technology
GG: Geology and Geophysics XE – H: Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences
IN: Instrumentation Engineering XL – P: Chemistry
MA: Mathematics XL-Q: Biochemistry
ME: Mechanical Engineering XL-R: Botany
MN: Mining Engineering XL – S: Microbiology
MT: Metallurgical Engineering XL – T: Zoology
PE: Petroleum Engineering XL – U: Food Technology


 Exam Pattern (Computer Based Test):

Section Question


No. Of Questions Marks Per




General Aptitude 1 to 5 5 1 5
Technical 1 to 25 25 1 25
Engineering 26 to 55 30 2 60
Total Question: 65 Total Marks: 100 Total Duration: 3hrs
Technical Section:70 Marks General Aptitude:15 Marks Engineering Mathematics:15 Marks
25 marks to 40 marks will allotted to Numeric Answer Type Questions


  • For Multiple Choice Questions : Carries 1 or 2 Marks . Candidates have to choose one from four options.
  • For Numerical Section there is no option available. Candidate have enter answer (Real Number) using mouse and virtual key board.

Negative Marking

Question Type Marks Negative Marking
Multiple Choice Questions (MCQ) 1 mark 0.33
Multiple Choice Questions (MCQ) 2 marks 0.66
Numerical Answer Question 1 mark Nil
Numerical Answer Question 2 marks Nil


 Documents/ Data Requirement for Filling the Application Form (Indian   Candidates)

  • Personal information (name, date of birth, personal mobile number, parents name, parents mobile number, etc.). Please note that the name of the candidate in the application form must be exactly same as that in the qualifying degree certificate (or) the certificate issued by the Head of the Department/Institute in which the candidate is pursuing his/her study. GATE 2019 scorecard will be issued as per the name entered in the application form. Prefix/title such as Mr/Shri/Dr/Mrs/Smt, etc. should NOT be used before the name.
  • Address for Communication (including PIN code)
  • Eligibility degree details
  • College name and address with PIN code
  • GATE paper (subject)
  • Choice of GATE examination cities
  • High quality image of candidate’s photograph conforming to the specified requirements (File size should be between 5KB and 200KB)
  • Good quality image of candidate’s signature conforming to the specified requirements (File size should be between 5KB and 150KB)
  • Scanned copy of the Eligibility Certificate in pdf format (Degree Certificate or Provisional Certificate or Certificate from the Head of the Department/ Institute (format specified in Appendix A of the Information Brochure) (File size should be between 10KB and 500KB)
  • copy of Category [Scanned] (SC/ST) certificate (if applicable) in pdf format (File size should be between 10KB and 300KB)
  • Scanned copy of PwD Certificate (if applicable) in pdf format (File size should be between 10KB and 300KB)
  • Scanned copy of Dyslexic Certificate (if applicable) in pdf format (File size should be between 10KB and 300KB)
  • Details of the valid Identity Document* (ID) (The same ID, in original, should be carried to the examination hall)
  • Net-banking/debit card/credit card details for fee payment
    *Valid Identity Document: Passport/ PAN card/ Voter ID/ Aadhaar-UID/ College ID/ Employee ID/ Driving License


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