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.
|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)|
|Exam Duration||3 hours|
|Use of GATE Score Card for Employment||PSUs, Central Government and Government of India Organization|
|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|
The academic qualification to apply for GATE 2019 are:
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.
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.
GATE Result will be declared on 16th March, 2019. Candidates can check the result by using their GATE 2019 login credentials.
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|
|Chemical Engineering (CH)||37.8||34.0||25.1|
|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|
|Mechanical Engineering (ME)||34.7||31.2||23.1|
|Petroleum Engineering (PE)||39.8||35.8||26.5|
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.