GATE ExamGraduate Aptitude Test in Engineering

Introduction - GATE

GATE (Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering) is a national level exam for admission to M.Tech / Ph.D and other Government Assistantships in the field of engineering and technology. As percieved by many, GATE is not only meant for ME / MTech which leads to the teaching career only, there are many other advantages of taking GATE such as employment in PSUs (Public Sector Undertakings), direct recruitment to Group A level posts in Central Government and some other Government of India Organizations.

Exam Highlights: GATE 2019

Conducting Authority IIT Madras
Exam Type National Level
Mode of Exam Online – Computer Based Test
Score / Percentile Validity 3 Years
Number of Questions 65
Total No. of Papers 24 (Added 1 new Paper this year - Statistics)
Total Marks 100
Exam Duration 3 hours
Use of GATE Score Card for Employment PSUs, Central Government and Government of India Organization
Official Website gate.iitg.ac.in

Quick Recap - GATE

  • The exam is conducted annually by IISc Bangalore and 7 IITs (Bombay, Delhi, Guwahati, Kanpur, Kharagpur, Madras and Roorkee) on a rotational basis
  • GATE qualifiers can use their GATE Scorecard for admission to Master’s Program and direct Doctoral Programs in Engg./Tech./Architecture
  • The GATE Scorecard is also used to avail financial assistance (scholarship) for the post-graduate program
  • GATE is an online test with multiple choice and numerical type questions conducted for 23 disciplines (papers) of engineering. Mostly questions are fundamental, concept based and thought-provoking
  • GATE Exam consists of 65 questions which are divided into 3 sections:
    1. General Aptitude
    2. Engineering Mathematics
    3. From Respective Subjects
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Key points - GATE 2019

  • GATE 2019 is scheduled for 2nd, 3rd, 9th and 10th February, 2019 in multiple sessions
  • As per GATE Eligibility, candidates must hold a Bachelor’s degree to apply for the exam
  • The questions asked in the exam are based on topics of graduate level
  • Two types of questions are asked in GATE – Objective Type and Numerical Type. Virtual calculators will be provided to solve numerical type questions

Important Dates: GATE 2019

GATE 2019 Exam Event Dates
GATE 2019 Notification Release Date 6th July, 2018
Start of GATE Registration (GOAPS) 1st September, 2018
Last date for Online Registration 21st September, 2018
Extended Date for Registration 1st October, 2018 (late fees will be charged)
GATE 2019 Mock Test Availability 3rd week of November 2018
Issue of Admit Card 4th January, 2019
GATE 2019 Examination 2nd, 3rd, 9th and 10th February, 2019 in multiple sessions
GATE 2019 Answer Key 3rd week of February 2019
Result Announcement 16th March, 2019
Score Card Availability 20th March - 31st May, 2019

Eligibility Criteria 2019

The academic qualification to apply for GATE 2019 are:

  • Bachelor’s degree (4 years after 10+2, or 3 years after Diploma) in the related engineering and science stream
  • Master’s Degree in any branch of Mathematics/Science/Statistics/Computer Applications or equivalent degree
  • International applicants possessing a Bachelor’s Degree or Master’s Degree in the related engineering or science stream
  • Students in final year of Bachelor’s/ Master’s degree
  • There is no age limit criteria defined for GATE applicants

Syllabus 2019

GATE Syllabus is released on the GATE Official Website for all the 24 disciplines. Candidates can check out the detailed syllabus for the related discipline on the important topics to be asked in the exam.

Exam Pattern: GATE 2019

Every candidate can apply for one stream among all the 24 papers for which GATE 2019 is conducted. The total weightage of the GATE Exam is 100 marks.

  • There will be 2 types of questions Objective type and Numerical Type (NAT). In NAT question, there will be no choices
  • XE paper will have a new section on Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences. With this, there will be eight sections (A-H) in XE paper
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Marking Scheme

  • Candidates are marked separately for MCQ (Multiple Choice Questions) and NAT (Numerical Answer Type)
  • For every correct answer in MCQ, candidates are awarded 1 mark or 2 marks depending on the weightage of the question
  • For every incorrect MCQ, candidate loses 1/3 or 2/3 marks for 1 mark or 2 markers respectively
  • For Numerical Answer Type, every correct answer is awarded 1 mark or 2 marks as per the marks allotted to the question. There is no negative marking for such questions

Results 2019

GATE Result will be declared on 16th March, 2019. Candidates can check the result by using their GATE 2019 login credentials.

CutOffs 2019

GATE cut off is the minimum score which must be scored by candidate in order to reserve a seat. The cut off varies for different institutes, streams and the category of candidate. The expected GATE cut offs (stream-wise) for the year 2019 is provided below (on the basis of previous year cut offs)

Streams General Category OBC Category SC/ST Category
Aerospace Engineering (AE) 25.0 22.5 16.6
Agricultural Engineering (AG) 25.0 22.5 16.6
Architectural Engineering (AR) 43.9 39.5 29.2
Biotechnology (BT) 27.9 25.1 18.5
Chemical Engineering (CH) 37.8 34.0 25.1
Chemistry (CY) 25.4 22.8 16.9
Civil Engineering (CE) 26.9 24.2 17.9
Computer Science & Information Technology (CS) 25.0 22.5 16.6
Electronics & Communications Engg. (EC) 25.0 22.5 16.6
Electrical Engineering (EE) 29.1 26.1 19.4
Instrumentation Engineering (IE) 37.0 33.8 24.7
Maths (MA) 29.4 26.4 19.5
Mechanical Engineering (ME) 34.7 31.2 23.1
Petroleum Engineering (PE) 39.8 35.8 26.5
Physics (PH) 29.0 36.1 19.3

Counselling 2019

GATE Exam Counselling is done separately by various IITs, NITs and other institutes. Candidates after having qualified in GATE have to appear for GD/ PI for admission. For admissions, candidates have to check notification by GATE participating institutes.

For admission in NITs, IITs and in some government funded colleges, a centralized counselling – CCMT (Centralized Counselling for M.Tech / M.Plan) will be conducted. IITs and IISc will conduct their separate counselling process. Most of the other participating universities and state wise institutions will conduct their own counselling process.

All the IITs conduct their own counselling process for the admission in M.Tech programs.

Contents

Introduction

Exam Trends

Exam Highlights: GATE 2019

Quick Recap

Key points - GATE 2018

Important Dates: GATE 2019

Eligibility Criteria 2019

Syllabus 2019

Exam Pattern: GATE 2019

Marking Scheme

Results 2019

CutOffs 2019

Counselling 2019