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Gate 2020 Application Form Correction Begins form 15th October 2019:  


Updated: Oct 15,2019 15:59 IST
Gate 2020 Application Form Correction Begins form 15th October 2019:  
Gate 2020 Application Form Correction Begins form 15th October 2019:  

 Candidates applied for Gate 2020 can able to make corrections from today (15th October 2019). Candidates who wish to make corrections in the Gate 2020 application form can visit the official website and can log in with their login credentials. Candidates can make the corrections in the following fields

  • Name
  • Date of Birth
  • Gender
  • Category
  • Dyslexia and other similar learning disabilities
  • Details of Parents/ Guardian/ Correspondence address
  • College name and location, Roll Number, RegistrationGate 2020 Application Form
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Steps to make Correction in Gate 2020 Application Form:

Candidates are requested to follow the below-provided instructions to make the corrections in the Gate 2020 Application Form.

Step 1: Visit the GOAPS official website. 

Step 2: On the homepage, click on important notice.

Step 3: On clicking, enter email id and date of birth.

Step 4: Application form correction window will display on the screen.

Step 5: Now Candidates can make the changes in the application form and then click on submit.

Step 6: Download the application form and take print out of the same for future reference. 

Gate 2020 Online Application Date Extended:

Earlier Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) announced the Gate 2020 Online Application last date as 24th September 2019. But now IIT has again extended the last date to apply for Gate 2020. Candidates can apply for Gate 2020 till 28th September 2019. Candidates should complete the application process as soon as possible, as there is heavy traffic in the GATE application portal. If the candidates apply after the last date, Charges might be there. Gate 2020 online application available till 28th September 2019.

Gate 2020 Last Date for Online Application Form:

Candidates who haven't applied for Gate 2020, can now apply online till 24th September 2019 (today) only. Charges are applicable if candidates apply after 24th September 2020. The admit card for Gate 2020 will be available from 3rd January 2020 onwards. Candidates can check out all information related to Gate 2020 exam from this page.

GATE 2020

GATE 2020 exam has organized by the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Delhi. The official GATE Exam Dates are on February 1, 2, 8, and 9. GATE 2020 exams are carried out through online mode. The IIT Delhi releases GATE 2020 notification. GATE 2020 conducted in 25 papers. The newly added subject for this year is Biomedical Engineering. The entrance exam is a computer-based one held in two sessions per day. The application form of GATE 2020 was available from 3rd September 2019. GATE 2020 scores valid for three years from the date of the release of the result. GATE 2020 ratings used for admission purposes in the IITs through the Common Online Admission Portal (COAP) for IITs and CCMT for NITs. The last date to fill GATE Application Form is 24th September 2019, at the official website. Application Fee for general category candidate is INR 1500. The final year students of graduate courses in STEM disciplines can also appear in the GATE exam.GATE Result has announced on 16th March 2020. 

What are the essential facts of GATE 2020?

GATE 2020 exam seats reserved for EWS (Economical Weaker Section) aspirants. The Central Government Amendments got 10% of seats in addition to the existing reservation for EWS aspirants. A candidate can appear in the exam for only one discipline. The number of aspirants registering for GATE 2020 is expected to be nearly 10 Lakh as compared to 9.5 lakhs in 2019.

GATE 2020 Exam Dates, Syllabus Released

GATE Exam will happen on February 1, 2, 8, and 9. The exam dates are officially announced by the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Delhi through online mode. GATE 2020 conducted in 25 papers. The application form of GATE 2020 is available from 3rd September 2019. The admit card released on 3rd January 2020. GATE 2020 scores will be valid for three years from the date of the release of the result. GATE 2020 scores will be used for admission purposes in the IITs through the Common Online Admission Portal (COAP) for IITs and CCMT for NITs. Candidates who score equal or qualifying cutoff declared as eligible for admissions to M.Tech programs. Candidates can view the official syllabi from the direct link, which has provided below.

Download the GATE 2020 Syllabi

What are the important dates of GATE 2020?

Candidates can check their official dates which are released by the board. The application form of GATE 20120 will be available from September 3, 2019. It has to be filled through the GATE Online Application Processing System (GOAPS). The last date to submit completed applications without late fee is September 24, 2019. The application filling process of GATE 2020 includes steps wise process such as like registration, filling of essential information like contact, academic, and personal details, uploading of photograph, and payment of application fee. When filling the GATE 2020 application form, only genuine and verifiable information should be used. 

GATE Online Application Processing System (GOAPS) Website 

September 3, 2019

Last date of submitting GATE 2020 Application Form

September 24, 2019

Closing Dates of Submission of Online Application Form 

October 1, 2019

Last Date for Requesting Change of Examination City

November 15, 2019

Admit card publication

January 3, 2020

Exam date

February 1, 2, 8, and 9, 2020

Official Answer Key Release Date

10 days after the exam

Result declaration

March 16, 2020

Publishing of Scorecard

One week after the declaration of results

Start of counseling cum admission process

April 2020

GATE 2020 Eligibility Criteria 

Candidates who are preparing for the GATE 2020 examination must check the eligibility criteria. Candidates should determine their suitability before applying for the test. Candidates who are not satisfying the eligibility criteria would be disqualified from the exam. The eligibility criteria for the GATE 2020 mainly depends on 


 1) Age Criteria

 2) Academic Qualification

 3) Nationality


Age Criteria

 There is no age restriction for the candidates who are applying for GATE Exam 2019. Candidates can apply and write the exam because there is no restriction.

Academic Qualification

 Candidate should have a Bachelor’s or equivalent degree (after 10+2) in BE/B. Tech, B.Arch, B.Sc from a state/central government, recognized institution. Candidates should have qualified the Bachelor’s or equivalent with a minimum aggregate of 45%. Candidates studying in the final year of Bachelor’s or equivalent are eligible for making an application. Candidates satisfying the above-listed eligibility criterion can make an application for the same. The registration cum application process would start from September 3, 2019. 



 Candidates should be an Indian citizen. Candidates from outside India can also apply for the exam if they fulfill the required eligibility criteria. 

GATE 2020 Application Fees

Candidates who are applying for the GATE 2020 exam based on their criteria they have to pay their examination fees. For Female and SC/ST candidates, the application fees is Rs 750. For general category candidates, the exam fees will be rs 1200.

What are the details mentioned in application form correction

Candidates who have applied for GATE have the facility to make corrections in the application form from the last week of September to the third week of November. The authority will release the official notification for the application form correction. Candidates can make changes in only a certain area of their application form. The details mentioned in the GATE 2020 are 

  • Candidate’s name 
  • Date of Birth
  • Country
  • Name of Parent
  • Parent’s Mobile Number
  • Correspondence Address
  • Qualifying Degree Details
  • Category/gender/PwD status


What are the Exam Centers of GATE 2020?

Candidates who are enrolled for the GATE 2020 can verify your exam centers across India. In India, there are 195 exam centers and abroad we have different exam centers.


Zonal GATE Offices


Exam Cities



IISc Bangalore

Ananthapuramu, Angamaly, Bagalkot, Ballari (Bellary), Belagavi (Belgaum), Bengaluru, Bidar, Davanagere, Hassan, Hubballi (Hubli), Hyderabad, Kalaburagi (Gulbarga), Kannur, Kasaragod, Kolar, Kozhikode, Kurnool, Malappuram, Mangaluru, Manipal, Mysuru (Mysore), Palakkad, Payyanur, Port Blair, Shivamogga (Shimoga), Thrissur, Tumakuru, Vatakara


IIT Bombay

Ahmedabad, Ahmednagar, Amravati, Anand, Aurangabad, Baramati, Bhavnagar, Bhuj, Gandhinagar, Goa, Jalgaon, Kankavli, Kolhapur, Mehsana, Mumbai, Nagpur, Nanded, Nashik, Navi Mumbai, Pune, Rajkot, Ratnagiri, Sangli, Satara, Solapur, Surat, Thane, Vadodara


IIT Delhi

Ajmer, Alwar, Bahadurgarh-Rohtak, Bikaner, Faridabad, Greater NOIDA, Gurugram, Hisar, Indore, Jaipur, Jammu, Jodhpur, Karnal, Kota, Mathura, New Delhi, Palwal, Samba, Sikar, Udaipur, Ujjain


IIT Guwahati

Agartala, Asansol-Durgapur, Burdwan, Dhanbad, Dibrugarh, Gangtok, Guwahati, Imphal, Itanagar, Jorhat, Kalyani, Muzaffarpur, Patna, Shillong, Silchar, Siliguri, Tezpur


IIT Kanpur

Agra, Aligarh, Allahabad, Bareilly, Bhopal, Gorakhpur, Gwalior, Jabalpur, Kanpur, Lucknow, Varanasi


IIT Kharagpur

Balasore, Berhampur (Odisha), Bhilai, Bhimavaram, Bhubaneswar, Bilaspur (CG), Cuttack, Eluru, Hooghly, Jamshedpur, Kakinada (Surampalem), Kharagpur, Kolkata, Raipur, Rajamahendravaram (Rajahmundry), Ranchi, Rourkela, Sambalpur, Tadepalligudem, Vijayawada, Visakhapatnam, Vizianagaram


IIT Madras

Alappuzha, Aluva, Attingal, Bapatla, Chengannur, Chennai, Chittoor, Coimbatore, Cuddalore, Dindigul, Ernakulam, Erode-Thiruchengode, Gudur, Guntur, Idukki, Kadapa, Kanjirapally, Kanyakumari, Nagercoil, Karimnagar, Karur, Khammam, Kollam, Kothamangalam, Kottayam, Madurai, Muvattupuzha, Nalgonda, Namakkal, Nedumangad, Nellore, Ongole, Pala, Puducherry (Pondicherry), Punalur, Salem, Thanjavur, Thiruvananthapuram, Thiruvannamalai, Tiruchirapalli, Tirunelveli, Tirupati, Tuticorin, Vellore, Villupuram, Virudhunagar, Warangal


IIT Roorkee

Ambala, Amritsar, Baddi (HP), Bathinda, Bhimtal, Dehradun, Ghaziabad, Haldwani, Hamirpur (HP), Jalandhar, Khanna, Kurukshetra, Ludhiana, Meerut, Mohali, Moradabad, Muzaffarnagar, NOIDA, Panipat, Pathankot, Patiala, Roorkee, Sangrur, Shimla-Solan, Sonepat, Una, Yamunanagar


International GATE, IIT Guwahati

Addis Ababa (Ethiopia), Colombo (Sri Lanka), Dhaka (Bangladesh), Dubai (UAE), Kathmandu (Nepal), Singapore

GATE 2020 Result and Answer Keys

GATE 2020 result declared on March 16, 2020. Candidates will be able to download their results from the official website. Candidates can follow the step by step process for getting access to their effects. Candidates can get the result from the official website through online mode.


 Step 1: Log on to the official website.

 Step 2: Go to the results page and click on the GATE 2020 Result.

 Step 3: Fill in the login details on the portal.

 Step 4: Click on the submit tab.

 Step 5: Click on the results section.

 Step 6: Your GATE Result will display on the screen.

 The answer keys will be available for the candidates can check the GATE Answer Key. Candidates check the official answer key. GATE 2020 Answer Key the candidates can check their probable score in the GATE 2020 exam. The answer key is available for all the shifts of the exam held on February 01, 02, 08, and 09, 2020. The scores are calculated to check the GATE 2020 Answer Key, marking scheme.


 GATE 2020 Counselling Process

Candidates separately apply for admission after the result of GATE 2020 is announced by the authorities. There are different methods of GATE 2020 counseling as per the type of institute selected by the candidates. Candidates have to apply to the individual institute where admission is desired and register for Common Offer Acceptance Portal(COAPS). Tickets will be made based on GATE scores. Candidates have to apply at the institutes individually. Candidates will have to use for COAP or CCMT as per their choice of institutes.


GATE 2020 Exam Tips

 Candidates preparing for GATE 2020 must be looking for some effective strategy and planning for preparation. Candidates start by going through the GATE Syllabus by revising the fundamentals of each chapter. Fundamentals Candidates must use the standard book that they referred to during graduation for the respective subject.GATE question papers as soon as you complete a separate topic. The first performance in the mocks leads to the practice GATE Mock Test Series released by GOAPS.


GATE 2019 Answer key and Question paper released: 

On February 19, 2019, Indian Institute of Technology Madras (IIT Madras) has published the Subject wise GATE Answer Keys 2019 along with code thoughtful Question papers of GATE 2019 Exam at gate.iitm.ac.in. Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering (GATE) response sheet 2019 released on February 14 and the correction window closed on February 17, 2019. GATE 2019 conducted on February 2, 3, 9, and 10, 2019, at various centers across India.

Check Subject wise and Shift wise GATE 2019 Answer key and Question paper.

GATE 2019 Exam Schedule Released:

Recently, IIT Madras has released the GATE 2019 Exam Date and Time chart, on its official website gate.iitm.ac.in. GATE 2019 exams will be conducted from February 2 to February 10 in four days. The GATE 2019 will be held in two shifts each day; morning and afternoon. GATE 2019 admit card will be released on January 4, 2019. The paper wise GATE 2019 Exam Date and Time schedule is provided below:

Date & Day Session No. Time (IST) Test Paper Code
02nd February 2019
S1 09:30 - 12.30 Hrs.
(Forenoon Session)
CY, ME-1, MN
S2 14:30 - 17:30 Hrs.
(Afternoon Session)
ME-2, XE, XL, TF
03rd February 2019
S3 09:30 - 12.30 Hrs.
(Forenoon Session)
S4 14:30 - 17:30 Hrs.
(Afternoon Session)
09th February 2019
S5 09:30 - 12.30 Hrs.
(Forenoon Session)
S6 14:30 - 17:30 Hrs.
(Afternoon Session)
10th February 2019
S7 09:30 - 12.30 Hrs.
(Forenoon Session)
S8 14:30 - 17:30 Hrs.
(Afternoon Session)


GATE 2019 List Of Rejected Candidates Released:

IIT Madras has released the list of candidates whose GATE 2019 applications have rejected. The rejected file published in the official GATE 2019 website gate.iitm.ac.in contains two types of candidates- duplicate and those who cannot fulfill eligibility requirements. The GATE 2019 rejected candidates will not get any refunded amount, as per the prospectus. This year, the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Madras will conduct GATE 2019 in two shifts on February 2, 3, and February 9 and 10, 2019, for the admission of candidates to the master's degree program in the IITs and others institutions across India. A new paper, Statistics (ST), is added in GATE 2019. The GATE 2019 score is valid for three years from the date of the announcement of the results. IIT Madras has also released the list of enrollment IDs of candidates whose applications are provisionally only accepted.

 Check GATE 2019List of Duplicate Candidates rejected

 Find GATE 2019 List of Rejected Candidates

 Know the GATE 2019 List of Candidates whose application is Provisionally only accepted game Application Form 2019 link-activated:

On August 31, 2018, IIT Madras has released the GATE 2019 online application form, on its official website gate.iitm.ac.in/. The Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering (GATE) application form submission process began on September 1, 2018. The last date to submit the GATE application form 2019 without a late fee is September 21, 2018. Candidates who are applying after that date will have to pay a late fee of Rs 500 (USD 20 for centres abroad). First, the candidates will have to register through GOAPS (GATE Online Application Processing System), then they can fill and submit their GATE application form 2019.

Fill GATE Application Form 2019

GATE 2019 Exam Dates Announced:

For the forthcoming year, the Indian Institute of Technology (IITMadras will conduct GATE 2019 in online mode on February 2, 3, 9, and 10 for 24 papers. IIT Madras had officially announced the GATE 2019 Exam Notification on July 6, 2018. From 2019, new paper "Statistics" has introduced. Candidates can select only one GATE paper for the 2019 examination, according to their specification in the UG course. GATE 2019 scorecard will be valid for 3 years from the date of announcement of GATE 2019 result for admission to M.E./M.Tech and Ph.D. programs at IITs, IISc, NITs, GFTIs, and other Universities in India, as well as for Central and State Government Jobs. Candidates can start filling GATE 2019 online Application Form from September 1, 2018 @gate.iitm.ac.in.



Important Dates 


GATE 2019 Notification announcement

July 6, 2018


GATE 2019 Registration through GOAPS starts

September 1, 2018


Last Date for Online Registration

September 21, 2018


Extended Date for Registration (with late fee)

October 1, 2018


GATE 2019 Mock Test Availability

Third week of November 2018


GATE 2019 Admit Card Availability

January 4, 2019


GATE 2019 Examination

February 2, 3, 9 and 10, 2019


GATE 2019 Response Sheets Availability

Second week of February 2019


GATE 2019 Answer Key

Third week of February 2019


GATE 2019 Result Declaration

March 16, 2019


Availability of GATE 2019 Score Card

March 20 to May 31, 2019

What are the new changes introduced in GATE 2019?

  • A new paper, "Statistics" with a code of "ST," has been introduced for GATE 2019.
  • Candidates can fill the online registration form for the GATE 2019 Exam after the last date (i.e., 21st September 2018) for an extended period on payment of a late fee. Candidates who apply after 21st September and 1st October 2018, should pay the late fee of Rs 500. For candidates appearing for the GATE 2019 exam at international centres will have to pay a late fee of 20 USD.

GATE 2018 Result Released On 17th March, Final Answer keys available from 14th March:

IIT Guwahati released the official GATE 2018 answer key on 19th February 2018. The process for challenge submission on official GATE 2018 Answer Key began on 21st February and concluded on 23rd February 2018. After the authorities have gone through the challenges submitted by the candidates who appeared in the exam, the conducting body released the final GATE 2018 answer key on 14th March 2018. The GATE 2018 result will be prepared based on the final answer key, and no challenge will be accepted on the final answer key.

 After the publication of the final answer key on 14th March, the GATE 2018 result announced on 17th March. Once the GATE 2018 result is released, candidates would be able to download their GATE 2018 scorecard from 20th March 2018.

GATE 2018 Candidate Responses Released:

Recently, IIT Guwahati has released candidate responses for those who appeared in GATE 2018 exam conducted on February 3,4, 10, and 11, 2018. The response sheets are available on the GOPS portal for download. Currently, only the candidate's responses have been made available. The GATE 2018 question paper and official answer key will be available soon. Once the official answer key is released, candidates will be able to challenge the answer key and their responses. This year the GATE exam was conducted for 23 different papers. Challenges/contests by candidates on GATE 2018 answer key will be accepted from 21st February to 23rd February 2018. GATE 2018 results will be announced online on 17th March 2018.

Download the GATE 2018 Candidate Responses

GATE 2018 Exam Schedule Announced:

On 17th March 2018, GATE 2018 Examination Schedule officially released for all 23 papers by the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Guwahati, which is the official organizer of GATE 2018. GATE 2018 exam will be conducted from 3rd February to 11th February next year. The Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering (GATE) 2018 exams will happen in two sessions on February 3, 4, 10, and 11.


Examination Date & Day



03 February 2018 (Saturday)

09:00 – 12:00 hrs (IST) (Forenoon Session)


03 February 2018 (Saturday)

14:00 – 17:00 hrs (IST) (Afternoon Session)


04 February 2018 (Sunday)

09:00 – 12:00 hrs (IST) (Forenoon Session)


04 February 2018 (Sunday)

14:00 – 17:00 hrs (IST) (Afternoon Session)


10 February 2018 (Saturday)

09:00 – 12:00 hrs (IST) (Forenoon Session)


10 February 2018 (Saturday)

14:00 – 17:00 hrs (IST) (Afternoon Session)


11 February 2018 (Sunday)

09:00 – 12:00 hrs (IST) (Forenoon Session)


11 February 2018 (Sunday)

14:00 – 17:00 hrs (IST) (Afternoon Session)


Check the official GATE 2018 Exam Schedule

About GATE 2019 Exam:

Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering (GATE) is an All-India Examination for undergraduate Students in Engineering/ Technology/ Architecture to test basic technical knowledge. GATE exam is jointly conducted by the Indian Institute of Science (IISc) and seven Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs at Bombay, Delhi, Guwahati, Kanpur, Kharagpur, Madras, and Roorkee). Through the GATE Exam score, you can grab Admissions to Post Graduate programs in best institutions with Scholarship and grasp Top Jobs in India.

The GATE examination happened for international candidates in Bangladesh, Ethiopia, Nepal, Singapore, Sri Lanka, and the United Arab Emirates (UAE).

Benefits of GATE 2019 Exam score:

With a valid Gate Score, Students can grab the following fruitful opportunities:-

1) Admissions to Post-Graduate programs (e.g., ME/ M.Tech/ Direct Ph.D.) in centrally funded Indian Institutes of higher education (i.e., Institutes which have provided with financial assistance by MHRD [Ministry of Human Resource Development] and other Government agencies).

 For a candidate to enter into the post-graduate program, a minimum of 70% weightage given to the performance in GATE, and the remaining 30% weightage given to the

 candidate’s performance in test/ interview and academic record, as per MHRD guidelines.


 2) Employment opportunities in India - GATE score is mainly considered by some Public Sector Undertakings (i.e., IOCL, NTPC, BHEL, PGCIL, BARC, etc.) and Private Sector Undertakings in their recruiting drive.

 Direct recruitment to Group ‘A’ level posts, i.e., Senior Field Officer (SFO Tele), Senior Research Officer (SRO) (Crypto), and SRO (S&T) in Cabinet Secretariat is now being done based on GATE scores.

 The weightage of the GATE score in these companies is around 85%, and the rest 15% has reserved for your performance in Group Discussion / Personal Interview. So, a good GATE score more or less guarantees your selection in these companies.


 3) MS programs also consider GATE score along with an interview for direct admission.

 4) Teaching Field: With good GATE score, Candidates may join as Professor, Asst. Professor at IITs, NITs, reputed educational institutes, etc.

 5) Junior & Senior Research Fellow: With best GATE score, Candidates may also take JRF projects at ISRO, DRDO, BARC, CSIR, IITs, etc.

 6) Junior Research Associates/ Senior Project Associates jobs

 7) Scientists “C” grade tasks

GATE 2019 Score Validity Period and Eligibility Criteria:

GATE Score is valid for three years from the date of announcement of the results. The candidates who are currently in the final year or already completed the following degree are eligible to appear for the GATE examination.

  • B.E./ B.Tech./ B.Pharm.
  • B. Arch.
  • B.Sc. (Research)/ B.S.
  • M. Sc./ M.A./ MCA or equivalent
  • Int. M.E/ M.Tech (Post-B.Sc.)
  • Int. M.E./ M.Tech or Dual Degree (after Diploma or 10+2)
  • Int. M.Sc/ Int. B.S.-M.S.
  • Professional Society Examination (equivalent to B.E./ B.Tech./ B.Arch.)
  • Pharm. D. (after 10+2)

How to Apply for GATE 2019 Exam?

You must first register for the GATE exam by providing a valid email address, mobile number, and a GOAPS (GATE Online Application Processing System) password in GATE 2019 login link provided on this page. All communications from the GATE Offices will be sent to this email address (ONL Y ONE PERSON CAN REGISTER WITH ONE email ADDRESS). Upon GATE 2019 registration, a mail containing the GOAPS Enrolment ID will be sent to you. Then, you can apply for the GATE Exam through online mode only, using that GOAPS Enrolment ID and GOAPS Password @ GATE 2019 login link. Fill all essential details in GATE Application Form and proceed to pay the fees. Filled GATE Application form is valid only after paying the application fees.



Application Fee Details of GATE 2019 Registration:

To complete the GATE 2019 Registration, each candidate has to pay the below-mentioned Fee before the scheduled time of the date using the 2019 login link provided above.
Category of the Candidate Mode of Fee Payment Application Fee
Women candidates Online Net Banking or e-challan Rs. 750
SC/ ST/ PwD candidates Online Net Banking or e-challan Rs. 750
All other candidates Online Net Banking or e-challan Rs. 1500
GATE International candidates
(Addis Ababa, Colombo, Dhaka and Kathmandu)
Online net banking or credit card transaction US dollars 50
All candidates of Dubai and Singapore Online net banking or credit card transaction US dollars 100

GATE 2019 Admit card:

GATE Admit card is available through the online process only. You need to download and print GATE 2019 admit card from the given link from January. You have to bring a printed copy of the GATE 2019 admit card to the GATE Exam centre along with the original identification card whose number has been given in the application (Passport, PAN Card, Voter ID, Aadhaar UID, Valid College ID, Employee identification card or Driving License). For International candidates, ONLY a valid Passport/ Government issued ID/ College ID/ Employee ID shall be accepted as the recognized identification.

GATE 2019 Exam Papers:

GATE Examination is conducted for 23 papers which are listed along with respective paper codes in the table given below. Candidates can apply and appear for only one of the 23 papers appropriate to the discipline of their qualifying degree.
S. No GATE Paper Paper Code
1 Aerospace Engineering AE
2 Agricultural Engineering AG
3 Architecture and Planning AR
4 Biotechnology BT
5 Civil Engineering CE
6 Chemical Engineering CH
7 Computer Science and
Information Technology
8 Chemistry CY
9 Electronics and
Communication Engineering
10 Electrical Engineering EE
11 Ecology and Evolution EY
12 Geology and Geophysics GG
13 Instrumentation
14 Mathematics MA
15 Mechanical Engineering ME
16 Mining Engineering MN
17 Metallurgical Engineering MT
18 Petroleum Engineering PE
19 Physics PH
20 Production and Industrial
21 Textile Engineering and
Fiber Science
22 Engineering Sciences XE
23 Life Sciences XL
In the above table, Engineering Sciences (XE) and Life Sciences (XL) papers are of general nature and will comprise of Sections mentioned in the following table:
Engineering Sciences -
XE Paper Sections
Engineering Mathematics (Compulsory) A
Fluid Mechanics B
Materials Science C
Solid Mechanics D
Thermodynamics E
Polymer Science and Engineering F
Food Technology G
Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences H
Candidate those who appearing in the XE paper have to answer Engineering Mathematics Section (which is compulsory) and any two of remaining XE sections B to H. You can choose that two sections from B to H during your GATE Examination after viewing the questions. Only two optional sections can be answered at a time. IF you wish to change to another optional section in the midway of the examination, You must first have to deselect one of the previously chosen optional sections (B to H).
Life Sciences-
XL Paper Sections
Chemistry (Compulsory) P
Biochemistry Q
Botany R
Microbiology S
Zoology T
Food Technology U
Candidate those who appearing in the XL paper have to answer Chemistry Section (section P - which is compulsory) and any two of remaining XL sections Q to U. You can choose those two sections from Q to U during your GATE Examination after viewing the questions. Only two optional sections can be answered at a time. IF you wish to change to another optional section in the midway of the examination, You must first have to deselect one of the previously chosen optional sections (Q to U).

GATE 2019 Exam Pattern:

GATE Exam Pattern is fully updated now. ONLINE Computer Based Test (CBT) is conducted for all 23 papers in GATE Examination. GATE examination comprises of a single paper of 65 questions carrying 100 marks in total. The total time duration for the entire GATE exam is 3 hrs (90 mins). Each paper comprises questions from 2 main sections namely,
1) General Aptitude - 15 marks
2) Technical (along with Engineering Mathematics for certain papers which are mentioned below) - 85 marks
Paper Code General Aptitude Subject Marks Total Marks Total Time
15 85 100 3 hours
XE (Section A +
any two sections from B to H)
15 15 + (2 x 35) 100 3 hours
XL (Section P +
any two sections from Q to U)
15 25 + (2 x 30) 100 3 hours
General Aptitude (GA) Test is common to all 23 papers mentioned above.
GATE Exam Pattern No. of questions = 65,
Total marks = 100,
Total Time = 3 hours
Section 1 --- General Aptitude 10 questions, 15 marks
Section 2 ---- Subject of the paper and/ or Engineering Maths 55 questions, 85 marks
In the papers bearing the codes AE, AG, BT, CE, CH, CS, EC, EE, IN, ME, MN, MT, PI, TF and XE, the Engineering Mathematics will carry around 15% of the total marks, the General Aptitude section will carry 15% of the total marks and the remaining 70% of the total marks is devoted to the subject of the paper.

In the papers bearing the codes AE, AG, BT, CE, CH, CS, EC, EE, IN, ME, MN, MT, PI, TF and XE, the Engineering Mathematics will carry around 15% of the total marks, the General Aptitude section will give 15% of the full marks and the remaining 70% of the full marks is devoted to the subject of the paper.


 In the papers bearing the codes AR, CY, EY, GG, MA, PH and XL, the General Aptitude section will carry 15% of the total marks and the remaining 85% of the full marks is devoted to the subject of the paper.


 The online examination GATE paper will contain two types of questions:-

1) Numerical Answer Type Questions:- There are some Numerical Answer type questions for which numerical answers must be keyed in by the candidate using the virtual keypad.

  • A Numeric Answer question carries 1 or 2 marks in all sections.
  • No negative marking for these questions.

2) The rest of the items shall be of Multiple Choice Question (MCQ) type. For these types of questions, you have to choose the answer from the given choices.

  • A Multiple Choice question carries 1 or 2 marks in all sections.
  • There is a negative marking for these questions.

Negative Marking in GATE 2019 Exam:

For 1-mark Multiple-Choice questions, 1/3 mark will be deducted for every wrong answer. Similarly, for 2-mark Multiple-Choice questions, 2/3 mark will be deducted for each wrong answer. There is NO negative marking for numerical answer type questions.


GATE Syllabus for all the 23 papers with the updated pattern is available now. To score well in GATE in the first attempt, you should know the GATE Syllabus. Subject wise, as well as Topic-wise GATE Syllabus, is granted clearly.

GATE 2019 Result:

GATE results 2018 announced on March 17, 2018, at 17:00 hours. This year also, GATE results are expected to be out online in March. The GATE score is valid for THREE YEARS from the date of the results. Right away Check your All India Rank in the particular paper of GATE. Know how to calculate GATE Score.

GATE 2019 Score Card:

You can download your GATE Exam Scorecard from March 2019 to May 2019. After the last date, In case You need a soft copy of your GATE Exam Score Card, you have to pay Rs. 500 on the GOAPS portal, So that you can download your GATE Exam Scorecard till December 31, 2019.


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