GATE 2019: 10 Important Things One Should Know Prior To Filling Out The Application

By Sashikanth

Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Madras, which is the organising institute for the Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering (GATE) 2019, has opened the website to start the exam process. This national-level postgraduate entrance exam is conducted for an admission to ME/MTech and PhD programmes at IITs, IISc, NITs, GFTIs and other universities in India.

It is an exam conducted jointly by the Indian Institute of Science (IISc), Bangalore, and the seven Indian Institutes of Technology (IIT) on behalf of the National Coordination Board (NCB)-GATE, Department of Higher Education, Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD). The GATE scorecard is even required for the recruitment of various posts in the public sector. Here are the top 10 important points you need to know prior to the application process.

10 Things To Know About GATE 2019


New Developments In GATE 2019

The major development in GATE is the introduction of the statistics paper in the exam. Candidates who apply after September 21 should pay INR 500 as the late fee. However, the extended closing date is October 1, 2018.

GATE Eligibility Criteria 2019

Candidates should possess a bachelor's degree in engineering/technology (4 years after 10+2 or 3 years after BSc/diploma in engineering/technology). There is no age limit and no minimum pass percentage in the qualifying degree for GATE 2019. To know more about the eligibility, click here.

GATE Application Form 2019

IIT Madras will start issuing the GATE 2019 application forms on September 1, 2018. To fill the application form for GATE 2019, candidates have to register through the GATE Online Application Processing System (GOAPS). To know the application process for GATE 2019, click here.

GATE Exam Date 2019

IIT Madras will accept the GATE 2019 application forms between September 1 and 21, 2018. It will be conducting the GATE 2019 exam on February 2, 3, 9 and 10 for 24 papers. To know more about the GATE important dates, click here.

GATE Exam Pattern 2019

GATE 2019 exam will be conducted for 24 papers (subjects). This is an online computer-based test (CBT). It consists of a single paper that contains 65 questions. The exam duration is 3 hours. To know more about the GATE 2019 exam pattern, click here.

GATE Syllabus 2019

Candidates should know about the GATE syllabus prior to their application process. The GATE syllabus will be different for each discipline. However, the syllabus for the general aptitude section will remain the same for everyone. To know more about the GATE syllabus, click here.

GATE Question Paper

Candidates should explore the previous years' question papers of GATE. Solving the GATE question papers will make the candidates familiar with the question format and exam pattern. To know more about the GATE question papers, click here.

GATE Coaching 2019

Over six months are left for the GATE 2019 exam. Candidates can opt for the best coaching institute to ace the GATE 2019 exam. Here are the top GATE coaching institutes spread across the country. To view the list, click here.

GATE Admit Card 2019

IIT Madras will release the GATE 2019 admit cards on January 4, 2019. Candidates can download the admit cards through the official website of GATE 2019. To know the steps to download the GATE admit card, click here.

GATE Books 2019

Aspirants should know about the best preparation books for GATE 2019. One can start their GATE preparation with the books which can help them ace the GATE 2019 exam. To know about the GATE books, click here.

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