GATE Exam

Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering Exam

What is GATE Exam?

The Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering (GATE) is an all India entrance examination that primarily tests the comprehensive understanding of the candidate in various UG subjects in Engineering/Technology/Architecture and PG subjects in Science.

The Indian Institute of Science (IISc) and seven Indian Institutes of Technology (IIT's) jointly conduct the GATE every year. It is the qualifying entrance examination, which is conducted for admission to postgraduate (PG) courses (M.E, M.Tech, PhD) in IISc and IITs.

The operations related to GATE is each of the 8 zones are managed by a zonal GATE office at the IITs or IISc.

GATE 2019:

GATE 2019 notification has released now. IIT Madras is organising institute for GATE 2019 for 24 papers (subjects) on 2, 3, 9, and 10 of February 2019 respectively.

A valid GATE score is essential for obtaining financial assistance during Master's programs and direct Doctoral programs in engineering/technology/ architecture. As per the directives of the MHRD, the following procedure is to be adopted for admission to the post-graduate programs (Master's and Doctoral) with MHRD scholarship/assistantship.

Depending upon the norms adopted by a specific institute or department of the Institute, a candidate may be admitted directly into a course based on his/her performance in GATE only or based on his/her performance in GATE and an admission test/interview conducted by the department to which he/she has applied and/or the candidate's academic record.

If the candidate is to be selected through test/interview for post-graduate programs, a minimum of 70% weight age will be given to the performance in GATE and the remaining 30% weight age will be given to the candidate's performance in test/interview and/or academic record, as per MHRD guidelines.

The admitting institutes could, however, prescribe a minimum passing percentage of marks in the test/interview. Some of the colleges/institutes specify GATE qualification as the mandatory requirement even for admission without MHRD scholarship/assistantship. Jobs: Several public sector undertaking would consider GATE scores for screening for providing jobs.

GATE 2019 Registration Process:

The candidates have to register and fill the application via online mode only at the GATE Online Application Processing System (GOAPS). The registration process has already started on September 1, 2018, and it will end on September 21, 2018. Click here to know more about the GATE 2019 registration procedure.

GATE 2019 Application Fee:

For Examination Centres in India On or Before Sept 21, 2018 During the Extended Period
Female Candidates INR 750/- INR 1250/-
SC/ST/PwD Category Candidates INR. 750/- INR 1250/-
All Other Candidates INR 1500/- INR 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

The GATE 2019 Exam is going to be conducted from February 2, 3, 9, 10, 2019 in two sessions, i.e. 9:30 AM to 12:30 PM and 2:30 PM to 5:30 PM.

GATE 2019 Eligibility Criteria:

Candidates graduated in qualifying subjects with not less than 50% marks in aggregate score from a recognised university or deemed university are eligible to take the test.

Candidates who are studying in the final year of bachelor's/master's degree or those who are awaiting results can also apply. But the year of qualification is not later than 2019. Click here to know more about the detailed scenario of GATE 2019 Eligibility Criteria.

Special Features Of GATE 2019 Score For Employment:

Most of the Public Sector Undertakings (PSUs) have used GATE scores to shortlist the candidates for employment. A few of them are Bharat Heavy Electricals Limited (BHEL), Gas Authority of India Limited (GAIL), Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL), Indian Oil Corporation Limited (IOCL), National Thermal Power Corporation (NTPC), Nuclear Power Corporation of India Limited (NPCIL), Oil and Natural Gas Corporation (ONGC) and Power Grid Corporation of India (PGCI).

Direct recruitment to Group A level posts in Central government, i.e., Senior Field Officer (Tele), Senior Research Officer (Crypto) and Senior Research Officer (S&T) in Cabinet Secretariat, Govt. of India, is now being carried out on the basis of GATE score.

The details of the scheme of recruitment are normally published in National Newspapers/Employment News/Rozgar Samachar by the concerned authority. The qualified candidates should have to check newspapers and other reliable sources daily for any such information.

GATE 2019 Mock Test Is Available For All The Subjects

Candidates who have registered for the Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering (GATE) 2019 can now visit the official website to access the mock tests. The mock tests for all the subjects are available on the official website – gate.iitm.ac.in. 

The mock tests are the best way to access the performance and a good tool to understand the exam format besides weightage topics. To start the GATE mock test, candidates can access the below link. 

Click here to access the GATE 2019 mock test

This year, GATE is going to be conducted for 24 subjects. The introduction of the Statistics paper is the latest development. The mock test is provided for all the 24 subjects. The official sources say that the Statistics paper has been introduced for the first time in GATE 2019. Hence, the mock test paper is similar to the GATE 2018 Mathematics paper.

Candidates are advised to check the official website regularly to track the latest updates regarding GATE 2019. The organising body has closed the window for personal details and all set to close the window for the exam city change today, i.e., November 16. IIT Madras will be conducting the GATE 2019 in the month of February and admit cards will be released in January. 

16 November 2018
GOAPS Portal For Exam City Change Request Will Be Open Till November 16

The organising institute of Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering (GATE) 2019, IIT Madras, has started accepting the request for exam city change. Candidates who are aiming to change their exam city centre have to visit the official website (gate.iitm.ac.in) to make the changes. Applicants who've made changes have to pay the required fees. One can make the changes till November 16, 2018.

The GATE 2019 will be conducted in two shifts on February 2, 3 and February 9 and 10, 2019. IIT Madras has also started the application form correction of the entrance exam on September 27 and facility to change the GATE exam paper on October 17.

This year, the exam will be conducted on 24 subjects. The introduction of the Statistics (ST) paper is the major change in GATE 2019. A candidate can appear for only one paper in any one session. The GATE scorecard is valid for three years, which is also useful for the recruitment in public sector undertakings. 

The GATE exam consists of 65 questions, carrying a maximum of 100 marks. The duration of the exam is three hours. To know more about the GATE exam pattern, click here

14 November 2018
GATE 2019 Correction Window Will Remain Open Till November 7

The application correction window for GATE 2019 is open for candidates till November 7, 2018. Candidates who applied for GATE 2019 can change their status during this time through the official site of GATE – gate.iitm.ac.in. 

Candidates can use this opportunity to change personal data such as gender, category and PWD status. The last date for requesting a change of examination city is allowed till November 16, 2018. However, aspirants have to pay an additional fee for the changes. 

Aspirants who have submitted the GATE 2019 application forms correctly can download the admit cards available on the official website from January 4, 2019. To download the GATE 2019 admit card, candidates need to submit the enrolment ID/email and password. To know more about the GATE 2019 admit card, click here

The GATE examination will be conducted on February 2, 3, 9 and 10, 2019. However, the announcement of the results will be done on March 16, 2019. Check all the GATE 2019 important dates here. 

2 November 2018
GATE Application Correction Window To Close On October 25

Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Madras, the organising institute for Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering (GATE) 2019, is all set to close the online application window for correcting the defects. The window will be closing tomorrow, i.e., October 25, 2018 (Thursday). 

Candidates who have applied for the examination are advised to check their applications for any corrections. Any corrections after the last date will not be considered. GATE is an all India entrance test, which will be conducted on February 2, 3, 9 and 10, 2019. The window to change the paper was also closed recently. To know more about the GATE exam dates, click here

Candidates need to use the GATE Online Application Processing System (GOAPS) to rectify any defects in the application. The applications which contain any defects would be rejected. GATE examination will be conducted for 24 papers (subjects) and a candidate can appear for only one of the 24 GATE papers. This is an online Computer Based Test (CBT), which consists of a single paper of 3 hours duration. Click here to know more about the GATE exam pattern.

24 October 2018
Last Date To Apply Online For GATE 2019 With Late Fee

Graduate Aptitude Test for Engineering's (GATE) online registration portal, GOAPS will be closed on October 1, 2018. The extended closing date for submission of (online) application is October 1, making it the last chance to apply for GATE 2019 with an increased fee. 

The GATE application fee during the extended period is INR 2000. However, INR 1250 for the female, SC, ST and PWD candidates. Click here for the GATE application process. https://www.careerindia.com/entrance-exam/how-to-apply-for-gate-e19.html 

GATE 2019 will kick-start in the month of February. The admit card will be available from January 4, 2019. Know more about the GATE important dates here. 

GATE 2019 examination will be conducted for 24 papers (subjects), however, a candidate can appear for only one paper. GATE is a computer based test. Explore the GATE exam pattern here. 

1 October 2018
GATE Application Form Correction From September 27

Indians Institute of Technology (IIT) Madras, the conducting body for the GATE 2019 exam, will be opening the GATE 2019 application form correction window on September 27, 2018. Candidates who have made mistakes unknowingly while filling in the application form can access the window for rectifying the same. 

Applicants have to understand that no further changes will be allowed after this. Candidates can either modify the subject chosen or exam centre in the GATE application form correction. However, they need to pay the fee for the correction. 

In order to make changes for GATE application form 2019, candidates have to login through GOAPS account. One cannot modify the complete information in the GATE application form. To know more about the GATE registration process, click here

GATE will be conducted in the month of February 2019. The extended last date for submission of online application through the website is October 1, 2018. To know more about the important dates, click here

26 September 2018
GATE 2019 Exam Pattern

The Indian Institute of Science (IISc) and seven Indian Institutes of Technology (IIT's) jointly conduct the GATE every year. GATE 2019 exam will be held from 2, 3, 9, and 10 of February 2019.

IIT Madras is the organising institute for the exam in 2019. The examination of all the papers will be carried out in an online Computer Based Test (CBT) mode.

The duration of the exam will be 3 hours and it is a single paper consist of both MCQ and Numerical type questions that contains 65 questions carrying a maximum of 100 marks. Click here to know more about the GATE 2019 Exam Pattern.

21 September 2018
GATE Question Papers

It is pertinent to remember that GATE is a computer-based examination with 65 questions to be solved within a time-frame of 3 hours. There are two types of questions that are asked in GATE examination that is Numerical Type and Objective Type questions.

The thing to note is that virtual calculators will be offered to solve numerical type questions and the questions asked in the exam are based on topics of graduate level. GATE Exam is composed of 65 questions divided into three sections –

General Aptitude
Engineering Mathematics
From Respective Subjects

Click here to download the previous year's GATE question papers.

3 September 2018

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