GATE 2019 - Graduate Aptitude Test

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About Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering (GATE) 2019

The Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering (GATE) is a national-level examination, which is conducted for candidates seeking admission in Post Graduate Programmes (M.E., M.Tech, MS, Direct Ph.D.) offered at institutes of national importance, including IITs and IISc, etc. with financial assistance from MHRD (Ministry of Human Resource Development). The GATE scores are also used by various PSUs for recruiting candidates for prestigious jobs. A total of 24 papers are conducted as part of GATE examination. Candidates can apply for only one of the papers based on the discipline of their qualifying degree or their admission plan. While applying for the paper of their choice, candidates must also keep in mind the eligibility criteria set by the institutions where they wish to get admission. 

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GATE 2019 Eligibility Criteria

GATE 2019 Eligibility Critera includes information related to conditions that aspirants must fulfill in order to be eligible to take the exam. GATE is a national-level postgraduate engineering entrance examination conducted for admission to Master of Engineering (M.E) or M.Tech programmes in various NITs, IITs and other technical institutes. The detailed eligibility criteria for GATE 2019 examination is elaborated below.

General Eligibility Criteria for GATE 2019

  • According to the official website of GATE, there is no minimum or maximum age limit to appear for GATE.

  • Only those candidates who have completed/will complete their undergraduation course from a recognised University or institution in 2019 will be eligible for GATE 2019.

  • There is no minimum percentage required at the undergraduate level for appearing in GATE 2019.

  • There is no limit on the number of attempts either. Hence, candidates who have appeared for GATE once earlier can appear again.

Qualifying Degree Eligibility for GATE 2019

Qualifying Degree

Qualifying Examination or Degree

Description of Eligible Candidates

Year of Qualification (not later than)

Professional Society Examinations that are equivalent to B.Arch, B.Tech and B.E

Only B.Arch, B.Tech and B.E. equivalent exams of Professional Societies recognised by AICTE or UPSC or MHRD

Qualified Section ‘A’ or any equivalent of such professional courses

Not Applicable (NA)

Integrated M.Sc or Integrated B.S – M.S

Integrated B.S – M.S programme or Integrated M.Sc

Already completed or yet to complete (pursuing final year)

2018

Dual Degree after Diploma or Class 12 or Integrated M.E or M.Tech

Dual Degree programme in Technology/Engineering (five years) or Integrated Master’s Degree programme

Already completed or pursuing 4th or 5th year

2019

Post-B.Sc – Integrated M.E or M.Tech

Four-year Post B.Sc Integrated Master’s Degree programmes in Technology/Engineering

Already completed or pursuing 2nd or 3rd or 4th year of the course

2020

MCA/ MA/ M.Sc or Equivalent

Master’s Degree in any branch of Computer Applications/ Statistics/ Mathematics/ Science or equivalent

Already completed or pursuing final year

2018

B.S / B.Sc (Research)

Post Diploma – Bachelor’s degree in Science or Bachelor’s Degree in Science 4 years after 10+2

Already completed or pursuing the 4th year

2018

B.Arch

Five-year course in Bachelor’s degree in Architecture

Already completed or pursuing the final year

2018

B.Pharmacy/ B.E/ B.Tech

Bachelor’s degree holders in Technology/ Engineering 4 after Class 12 or 3 years after B.Sc or Diploma in Technology or Engineering

Already completed or pursuing the final year

2018

Eligibility Criteria for Foreign Candidates for GATE 2019

  • Candidates who are still pursuing or have obtained a degree from countries except India in technology or engineering (at least four years) can apply. Final year candidates can also apply for GATE 2019.

  • Candidates who are pursuing or have obtained a postgraduate degree in any subject related to Science are also eligible to register for GATE 2019.

Important Note: Candidates who are pursuing or have obtained a higher degree other than the courses mentioned above must select the minimum qualifying degree while filling the application form for GATE 2019.

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GATE 2019 Syllabus

GATE 2019 Syllabus consists of all the topics that candidates must study to prepare for GATE 2019. Conducted on a national-level, GATE is a postgraduate engineering exam. Before appearing for the exam, candidates must check the syllabus of GATE 2019 thoroughly. In order to successfully qualify in the GATE 2019, candidates must focus on studying the topics mentioned in the syllabus. The following table lists the detailed syllabus of GATE 2019 for its 23 papers.

Detailed Syllabus of GATE 2019

Subject

Section-wise Syllabus

AE: Aerospace Engineering

Engineering Mathematics, Flight Mechanics, Space Dynamics, Aerodynamics, Structures, Propulsion

AG: Agricultural Engineering

Engineering Mathematics, Farm Machinery, Farm Power, Soil and Water Conservation Engineering, Irrigation and Drainage Engineering, Agricultural Processing Engineering, Dairy and Food Engineering

AR: Architecture and Planning

Architecture and Design, Building Materials, Construction, and Management, Building and Structures, Environmental Planning and Design, Urban Design, Urban Planning and Housing, Planning Techniques and Management, Services, Infrastructure, and Transportation

BT: Biotechnology

Engineering Mathematics, General Biotechnology, Recombinant DNA Technology, Plant and Animal Biotechnology, Bioprocess Engineering and Process Biotechnology

CE: Civil Engineering

Engineering Mathematics, Structural Engineering, Geotechnical Engineering, Water Resources Engineering, Environmental Engineering, Transportation Engineering, Geomatics Engineering

CH: Chemical Engineering

Engineering Mathematics, Process Calculations and Thermodynamics, Fluid Mechanics and Mechanical Operations, Heat Transfer, Mass Transfer, Chemical Reaction Engineering, Instrumentation and Process Control, Plant Design and Economics, Chemical Technology

CS: Computer Sc. and Information Technology

Engineering Mathematics, Digital Logic, Computer Organization and Architecture, Programming and Data Structures, Algorithms, Theory of Computation, Compiler Design, Operating System, Databases, Computer Networks

CY: Chemistry

Physical Chemistry, Inorganic Chemistry, Organic Chemistry

EC: Electronics and Communication Engg.

Engineering Mathematics, Networks, Signals, and Systems, Electronic Devices, Analog Circuits, Digital Circuits, Control Systems, Communications, Electromagnetics

EE: Electrical Engineering

Engineering Mathematics, Electric Circuits, Electromagnetic Fields, Signals and Systems, Electrical Machines, Power Systems, Control Systems, Electrical and Electronic Measurements, Analog and Digital Electronics, Power Electronics

EY: Ecology and Evolution

Ecology, Evolution, Mathematics and Quantitative Ecology, Behavioural Ecology

GG: Geology and Geophysics

Common Section, Part B (Section-1)-Geology, Part B (Section-2)- Geophysics

IN: Instrumentation Engineering

Engineering Mathematics, Electrical Circuits, Signals and Systems, Control Systems, Analog Electronics, Digital Electronics, Measurements, Sensors and Industrial Instrumentation, Communication and Optical Instrumentation

MA: Mathematics

Linear Algebra, Complex Analysis, Real Analysis, Ordinary Differential Equations, Algebra, Functional Analysis, Numerical Analysis, Partial Differential Equations, Topology, Probability, and Statistics, Linear programming

ME: Mechanical Engineering

Engineering Mathematics, Applied Mechanics and Design, Fluid Mechanics and Thermal Sciences, Materials, Manufacturing, and Industrial Engineering

MN: Mining Engineering

Engineering Mathematics, Mine Development and Surveying, Geomechanics and Ground Control, Mining Methods and Machinery, Surface Environment, Mine Ventilation, and Underground Hazards, Mine Economics, Mine Planning, Systems Engineering

MT: Metallurgical Engineering

Engineering Mathematics, Thermodynamics and Rate Processes, Extractive Metallurgy, Physical Metallurgy, Mechanical Metallurgy, Manufacturing Processes

PE: Petroleum Engineering

Linear Algebra, Calculus, Differential equations, Complex variables, Probability and Statistics, Numerical Methods, Petroleum Exploration, Oil and Gas Well Drilling Technology, Reservoir Engineering,Petroleum Production Operations, Offshore Drilling and Production Practices, Petroleum Formation Evaluation, Oil and Gas Well Testing, Health Safety and Environment in Petroleum Industry, Enhanced Oil Recovery Techniques, Latest trends in Petroleum Engineering

PH: Physics

Mathematical Physics,  Classical Mechanics, Electromagnetic Theory, Quantum Mechanics, Thermodynamics and Statistical Physics, Atomic and Molecular Physics, Solid State Physics & Electronics, Nuclear and Particle Physics

PI: Production and Industrial Engineering

Engineering Mathematics, General Engineering,  Manufacturing Processes I, Manufacturing Processes II,  Quality and Reliability,  Industrial Engineering, Operations research and Operations management

TF: Textile Engineering and Fibre Science

Engineering Mathematics, Textile Engineering and Fibre Science

XE-A: Engineering Mathematics

Linear Algebra, Calculus, Vector Calculus, Complex variables, Ordinary Differential Equations, Partial Differential Equations, Probability and Statistics, Numerical Methods

XE-B: Fluid Mechanics

Flow and Fluid Properties, Kinematics, Integral analysis, Differential Analysis, Inviscid Flows, Dimensional analysis, Internal Flows, Prandtl boundary layer equations

XE-C: Materials Science

Processing of Materials, Characterisation Techniques, Structure and Imperfections, Thermodynamics and Kinetics, Properties of Materials, Material types, Environmental Degradation, Elements of Quantum Mechanics and Mathematics

XE-D: Solid Mechanics

Equivalent force systems; free-body diagrams; equilibrium equations; analysis of determinate trusses and frames; friction; particle kinematics and dynamics; dynamics of rigid bodies under planar motion; law of conservation of energy; law of conservation of momentum. Stresses and strains; principal stresses and strains; Mohr’s circle for plane stress and plane strain; generalized Hooke’s Law; elastic constants; thermal stresses; theories of failure. Axial, shear and bending moment diagrams; axial, shear and bending stresses; combined stresses; deflection (for symmetric bending); torsion in circular shafts; thin-walled pressure vessels; energy methods (Castigliano’s Theorems); Euler buckling.

XE-E: Thermodynamics

Basic Concepts, First Law of Thermodynamics, Second Law of Thermodynamics, Properties of Pure Substances, Thermodynamic Relations, Thermodynamic Cycles, Ideal Gas Mixtures

XE-F: Polymer Science and Engineering

Chemistry of high polymers, Polymer Characterization, Synthesis and properties, Polymer blends and composites, Polymer Technology, Polymer Rheology, Polymer processing, Polymer testing

XE-F: Food Technology

Food Chemistry and Nutrition, Food Microbiology, Food Products Technology, Food Engineering

XE-H: Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences

Atmospheric Science, Ocean Sciences

XL-P: Chemistry

Atomic Structure and Periodicity, Structure and Bonding, s, p and d Block Elements, Chemical Equilibria, Electrochemistry, Reaction Kinetics, Thermodynamics, Structure-Reactivity Correlations and Organic Reaction Mechanisms

XL-Q: Biochemistry

Organization of life; Importance of water; Structure and function of biomolecules: Amino acids, Carbohydrates, Lipids, Proteins and Nucleic acids; Protein structure, folding and function: Myoglobin, Hemoglobin, Lysozyme, Ribonuclease A, Carboxypeptidase, and Chymotrypsin, Enzyme kinetics including its regulation and inhibition, Vitamins and Coenzymes ; Metabolism and bioenergetics; Generation and utilization of ATP; Metabolic pathways and their regulation: glycolysis, TCA cycle, pentose phosphate pathway, oxidative phosphorylation,gluconeogenesis, glycogen and fatty acid metabolism; Metabolism of Nitrogen-containing compounds: nitrogen fixation, amino acids and nucleotides. Photosynthesis: Calvin cycle, Biochemical separation techniques: ion exchange, size exclusion and affinity chromatography, Characterization of biomolecules by electrophoresis, UV-visible and fluorescence spectroscopy and Mass spectrometry, Cell structure and organelles; Biological membranes; Transport across membranes; Signal transduction; Hormones and neurotransmitters,DNA replication, transcription and translation; Biochemical regulation of gene expression; Recombinant DNA technology and applications: PCR, site directed mutagenesis and DNA-microarray, Immune system: Active and passive immunity; Complement system; Antibody structure, function and diversity; Cells of the immune system: T, B and macrophages; T and B cell activation; Major histocompatibility complex; T cell receptor; Immunological techniques: Immunodiffusion, immunoelectrophoresis, RIA, and ELISA.

XL-R: Botany

Plant Systematics, Plant Anatomy, Morphogenesis & Development, Physiology and Biochemistry, Genetics, Plant Breeding and Genetic Modification, Economic Botany, Plant Pathology, Ecology, and Environment

XL-S: Microbiology

Historical Perspective, Methods in Microbiology, Microbial Taxonomy and Diversity, Prokaryotic and Eukaryotic Cells: Structure and Function, Microbial Growth, Control of Micro-organisms, Microbial Metabolism, Microbial Diseases and Host-Pathogen Interaction, Chemotherapy/Antibiotics, Microbial Genetics, Microbial Ecology

XL-T: Zoology

Animal world, Evolution, Genetics, Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Cell Biology, Gene expression in Eukaryotes, Animal Anatomy and Physiology, Parasitology and Immunology, Development Biology, Ecology, Animal Behaviour

XL-U: Food Technology

Food Chemistry and Nutrition, Food Microbiology, Food Products Technology, Food Engineering

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GATE 2019 Exam Pattern

The Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering (GATE) is a popular entrance examination conducted for postgraduate engineering admissions. GATE exam also opens doors to attractive employment opportunities in Public Sector Undertakings i.e. PSUs. Candidates looking forward to pursuing research in various fields of engineering can also appear for GATE. Along with a good preparation strategy to crack the entrance exam, candidates must have a detailed understanding of the exam pattern of GATE 2019.

  • GATE 2019 is held in online mode for 24 subjects (papers) with 3 sections namely:

    • General Aptitude,

    • Engineering Mathematics,

    • Specific subject of the paper.

  • The question paper of GATE includes 2 types of Questions- MCQs (Multiple Choice Questions) & NAT (Numerical Answer Type)

  • The GATE 2019 will be of 180 minutes duration.

  • In all the papers, there will be a total of 65 questions carrying 100 marks, out of which 10 questions carrying a total of 15 marks will be on General Aptitude (GA).

Highlights of GATE Exam Pattern

Particulars Details
Mode of Examination Online
Number of Questions 65
Total Marks 100
Type of Questions MCQs and NAT
Language of Question Paper English
Number of Sections

3

Name of the Sections

General Aptitude, Engineering Mathematics* and Subject Specification Section

*In place of Engineering Mathematics, Chemistry will be compulsory for Life Science (XL) Paper

Sectional Time-Limit No

GATE Exam Paper with Codes 

A candidate can appear only for one paper out of the following streams:

GATE Code GATE Code
Aerospace Engineering AE Geology and Geophysics GG
Agricultural Engineering AG Instrumentation Engineering IN
Architecture and Planning AR Mathematics MA
Biotechnology BT Mechanical Engineering ME
Civil Engineering CE Minning Engineering MN
Chemical Engineering CH Metallurgical Engineering MT
Computer Science and Information Technology CS Petroleum Engineering PE
Chemistry CY Physics PH
Electronics and Communication Engineering  EC Production and Industrial Engineering PI
Electrical Engineering EE Textile Engineering and Fibre Science TF
Ecology and Evolution EV Engineering Science XE
Statistics ST Life Sciences XL

Types of Questions in GATE

The question paper of GATE includes 2 types of Questions- MCQs (Multiple Choice Questions) & NAT (Numerical Answer Type).

Multiple Choice Questions (MCQ):

  • In MCQs, candidates are provided with 4 choices out of which one answer is correct. 

  • Multiple Choice Questions (MCQ) carrying 1 or 2 marks each in all the papers and sections.

  • There is a negative marking for every incorrect response i.e.

    • For 1 mark MCQ, 1/3 mark will be deducted for marking an incorrect answer.

    • For 2 mark MCQ, 2/3 mark will be deducted for marking an incorrect answer.

Numerical Answer Type (NAT)

  • Numerical Answer Type (NAT) Questions carrying 1 or 2 marks each in all the papers and sections.

  • NAT includes questions with a value or a real number as their answer.

  • NAT questions will be mentioned with, up to which decimal places, the candidates need to make an answer.

  • The answer has to be entered using the mouse. 

  • There won’t be any choices for these questions.

  • Using the keyboard must be avoided as it will lock your answer panel.

  • There is no negative marking for a wrong answer in NAT questions.

Detailed GATE 2019 Exam Pattern

GATE Exam Pattern for AE, AG, BT, CE, CH, CS, EC, EE, IN, ME, MN, MT, PE, PI, TF, and XE Papers:

  • For all papers mentioned-above, Engineering Mathematics questions are compulsory and carries 15% of the total weightage .

  • The questions based on the specific subject/discipline of the exam have 70% of the total weightage (70 Marks).

  • The remaining part of GATE Question Paper includes General Aptitude questions carriers 15% of the total marks

 GATE Exam Pattern for AR, CY, EY, GG, MA, PH, ST and XL Papers:

  • The General Aptitude section carriers 15% of the total marks.

  • The remaining 85% of the total marks will be based on the subject of the paper.

  • There is no question from Engineering Mathematics in these papers.

GATE Exam Pattern for GG Paper:

  • GA – General Aptitude section carrying 10 questions a total of 15 marks.

  • Apart from the General Aptitude (GA) section, the GG question paper consists of two parts: Part A and Part B.

  • Part A is common for all candidates.

  • Part B consists of two sections: 

    • Section 1 (Geology)  

    • Section 2 (Geo-Physics).

  • Candidates will have to attempt questions in Part A and in Part B attempt either Section 1 or Section 2.

  • The distribution of the questions and marks is described below:

    • Part A consists of 25 questions (MCQs) and carry 1 mark for each question so the total 25 marks (Some questions may be numerical answer type questions)

    • Part B (Section 1 and Section 2) consists of 30 questions (MCQs Type) 2 mark for each question so the total 60 marks (Some questions may be numerical answer type questions).

GATE Exam Pattern for XE Paper:

XE Paper Sections Codes
Engineering Mathematics (Compulsory) A
Any 2 optional sections
Fluid Mechanics B
Materials Science C
Solid Mechanics D
Thermodynamics E
Polymer Science and Engineering F
Food Technology G
Atmospheric and Oceanic Science H
  • There are the following sections which will have to be answered in GATE XE paper:

  • GA – General Aptitude section carrying 10 questions a total of 15 marks.

  • Section A – Engineering Mathematics (Compulsory)

  • Any two of XE section from B to H (as given in the paper code table). 

  • Candidates can select two sections from B to H during the examination after viewing the questions. Only two optional sections can be answered at a time.

  • Apart from the General Aptitude section, XE paper contains total 33 questions of total 50 marks.

  • The distribution of the questions and marks is described below:

  • Section A Engineering Mathematics :

    • This section contains 11 questions carrying a total of 15 marks in which

    • 7 questions carrying 1 mark each (sub-total 7 marks) 

    • 4 questions carrying 2 marks each (sub-total 8 marks).

    • Some questions may be of numerical answer type.

  • Any two of XE section from B to H:

    • XE paper from section B to H contains 22 questions carrying a total of 35 marks.

    • 9 questions carrying 1 mark each (sub-total 9 marks) 

    • 13 questions carrying 2 marks each (sub-total 26 marks).

    • Some questions may be of numerical answer type.

GATE Exam Pattern for XL Paper:

XL Paper Sections Codes
Chemistry (Compulsory) P
Any 2 optional sections
Biochemistry Q
Botany R
Microbiology S
Zoology T
Food Technology U
  • There are the following sections which will have to be answered in GATE XL paper:

  • GA – General Aptitude section carrying 10 questions a total of 15 marks.s.

  • Section P– Chemistry (Compulsory)

  • Any two of XL Sections Q to U (as given in the paper code table).

  • Candidates can select two sections from B to H during the examination after viewing the questions. Only two optional sections can be answered at a time.

  • Apart from the General Aptitude section, XL paper contains total 35 questions of total 55 marks.

  • The distribution of the questions and marks is described below:

  • Section P Chemistry: 

    • This section contains 15 questions carrying a total of 25 marks in which

    • 5 questions carrying 1 mark each (sub-total 5 marks)

    • 10 questions carrying 2 marks each (sub-total 20 marks).

    • Some questions may be of numerical answer type.

  • Any two of XL Sections Q to U:

    • XL paper from section Q to U contains 20 questions carrying a total of 30 marks in which 

    • 10 questions carrying 1 mark each (sub-total 10 marks)

    • 10 questions carrying 2 marks each (sub-total 20 marks).

    • Some questions may be of numerical answer type.

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GATE 2019 Exam Analysis

The Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering (GATE) is an all-India engineering entrance exam conducted for admission to M.Tech or postgraduate level in Engineering/ Technology/ Architecture or in Science. For GATE 2019, a detailed paper analysis will be released once the exam will be conducted. Stay tuned for latest updates on GATE 2019!

GATE 2018 Exam Analysis

Indian Institute of Technology Guwahati (IIT-G) successfully conducted the Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering (GATE) 2018. A large number of students took the examination across various centers. All those who appeared for the examination can read the section-wise analysis and get to know the topics from where the questions were asked.

GATE 2018 exams on February 3 and 4 were conducted successfully in 2 sessions on each day – 9 am to 12 pm and 2 pm to 5 pm. And the exams for remaining papers were also conducted on February 10 & 11, 2018. Test takers across various cities reported no major issues. The examination went off smoothly, and no problem was reported in terms of functioning of the online portal and the exam interface.

CollegeDekho brings to you a detailed analysis of all 23 GATE 2018 papers, including ME, EY, PE, XE, XL, ME, AE, MA, PI, CS, MN, AG, AR, BT, CH, CY, GG, IN, MT, PH, TF, EC, EE and CE. With the help of GATE 2018 Analysis, candidates can get an in-depth understanding of each section of the paper, different topics and their weightage, as well as the difficulty level of the paper.

GATE Civil Engineering (CE) Paper Analysis 2018 - 11th Feb 

The overall difficulty level of the paper was moderate. The GATE 2018 Civil Engineering question paper comprised of both numerical and multiple-choice questions. Most of the questions in the paper were conceptual rather than calculation-based. The paper was divided into three sections - Technical, Engineering Mathematics and General Aptitude. Students had to attempt 65 questions in three hours and the maximum marks for students to score were 100. The questions with one mark were easy but the two-mark questions were quite time-consuming. According to the test-takers, qualifying the exam was easy, but scoring was tough. Check out the section-wise analysis of GATE 2018 CE Paper!

Topics Sub-Topics Difficulty Level

Environmental Engineering

Sludge Disposal, BOD, Air Pollution, Domestic Wastewater

Moderate

Structural Analysis

Truss & Strain, Deflection of Beam

Tough

Water Resources Engineering

Fluid Routing, Unit Hydrographs, Flood Estimation

Easy

SOM/Solid mechanics

Deflection of Beams, Struss

Easy

RCC

Shear, Concrete Technology, Compression and Torsion by Limit State Methods

Easy

Geomatics/ Surveying Engineering

Coordinate System, Levelling, Theodolite-Traversing, Map Projections

Moderate

Geotechnical Engineering

Consolidation, Earth Pressure, Permeability & Seepage, Shear Strength, Compaction

Moderate

Transportation Engineering

Theory of Traffic Flow, Traffic Characteristics, GIS Remote Sensing, Pavements

Moderate

Construction Materials and Management

Construction Management, Analysis of Beam Sections at Transfer and Service Loads

Tough

Engineering Mechanics

Kinematics of Rectilinear Motion, Trusses and Frames

Tough

Steel Structure

Design of Tension Member, Plastic Analysis, Beams

Moderate

GATE Electrical Engineering (EE) Paper Analysis 2018 - 10th Feb 

IIT Guwahati has successfully conducted GATE 2018 entrance exam for Electrical Engineering (EE) paper on February 10, 2018 in the afternoon slot from 2 to 5 pm. Soon, Collegedekho will give you a detailed analysis of EE paper conducted today. As part of the analysis, you will get complete information on type and number of questions, paper pattern, difficulty level of the paper as well as the marking scheme including the weightage given to every topic. Candidates may check the GATE paper analysis for EE as soon as ot is available on this page.

GATE ECE Paper Analysis 2018 - 10th Feb

GATE Electronics & Communication Engineering (ECE) paper was conducted on February 10 from 9:00 am to 12:00 pm in a computer-based format. Candidates may now check the detailed GATE ECE paper analysis 2018:

Topics

Total  No. Questions

Sub-Topics

Difficulty Level

Total Marks

Engineering Mathematics

10

Partial Derivative; Random Variables; Taylor’s Series, Res Differential Equation, DOL, Eigen Values

Difficult/Easy

14

Network Theory

5

Basic Components and types of circuits; RC Circuits; RLC Circuits

Two Port Networks

Easy

8

Signals and Systems

5

Linearity, FS, DFT, Pole-zero NQ camp

Easy

7

Control Systems

5

Feedback Controllers; State Space, Bode plot TD Analysis

Medium

8

Analog Circuits

5

Operational Amplifiers; Trans Imp Amplifier; Small Signal AM Diode; Zener Diode

Easy

8

Digital Circuits

7

FSM, CMOS, LF, MUX, FF, ROM

Medium

11

Communications

5

AM, Binary Channel; Prob of error, Gaussian Boise HT, RV

Difficult

9

Electronic Device Circuits

8

EB; Built in Potential; NMOS, CMOS, IC Fabrications; P-N Junction, Solar cell

Easy

12

Electromagnetic Theory

5

SMIT, Transmission Lines, WG, OI, SD

Easy

8

General Aptitude

10

Filling Blanks, Geometry Numbers, GP, Mixt, CI, Probability

Difficult/Easy

15

GATE Mechanical Engineering (ME) Paper Analysis 2018 - 3rd Feb

Question Paper Pattern

In Mechanical Engineering, mostly Numerical Answer Type (NAT) questions were asked and the proportion was higher in comparison to last year. This factor made the exam a bit difficult. It is easier to attempt direct Theoretical questions and Multiple-Choice-Questions (MCQs), which were lesser in number.

Exam Interface

There was no difference in the exam interface of this year and last year's exam. Since the virtual calculator was already available on the official website of GATE 2018, those who had practiced well had an advantage.

Detailed Analysis of GATE ME Paper 2018 for Forenoon Slot (9 am to 12 pm) - 3rd Feb

Subjects No. of Questions Topics Difficulty Level Total Marks
Strength of Materials (SOM) 7 Poisson's Ratio, Columns Easy 10
Thermo Dynamics & Applied Thermo Dynamics 5 Brayton Cycle, Entropy Moderate 9
Mechanical Precision Engineering 11 Slab Milling, non-traditional machining, Casting, Welding Easy to Moderate 17
Theory of Machines (TOM) and Vibration 4 Natural Frequency, Dynamics of Slider Crank Mechanism, Epicyclic Gear Trains Easy 7
Fluid Mechanics 7 Flow through Pipes, Kinematics Easy to Moderate 10
Heat & Mass Transfer 3 Conduction, Heat Exchanger Easy to Moderate 5
Engineering Mechanics 3 - - -
Machine Design 3 S-N Curve, Theories of Failure Easy to Moderate 4
General Aptitude 10 Family Relations, Grammar, Inference, Co-ordinate Geometry Tough 15
Engineering Mathematics 7 Differential Equations, Probability, Rank of the Matrix, Eigen Values Moderate 14
Industrial Engineering 2 Scheduling Moderate 4

Overall, the difficulty level of the paper was easy to moderate.

GATE ME Paper Analysis 2018 for Afternoon Slot (2 pm to 5 pm) - 3rd Feb

The questions that were Numerical Answer Type (NAT) were more in number as compared to the Multiple-Choice-Questions (MCQs). NAT questions had more weightage as well. The highest weightage was given to Manufacturing Technology and many of the questions were lengthy. The easy ones were of one mark and there were very few that had moderate difficulty level. On the whole, the ME paper in the second slot required more logical thinking and conceptual analysis. Overall, the paper was easy to moderate in terms of the difficulty level.

GATE Life Sciences (XL) Paper Analysis 2018 - 3rd Feb

GATE 2018 Life Sciences (XL) Paper, conducted in the fornoon slot, had questions based on general aptitude and conceptual domain knowledge. Following are some of the highlights of GATE XL Paper 2018.

  • In Section P (Chemistry) of XL Paper, questions were based on Atomic Structure, periodicity, s.p. and d Block Elements, etc. This section is compulsory for candidates.
  • In Section Q (Biochemistry) of XL Paper, questions were based on Biochemical separation techniques, etc. The difficulty level of this section was of easy to moderate level.
  • In Section R (Botany) of XL Paper, questions were based on Plant Systematics and Economic Botany. The difficulty level of this section was of easy to moderate level.
  • In Section S (Microbiology) of XL Paper, questions were based on discovery of microbial world; landmark discoveries relevant to the field of microbiology, evaluation of effectiveness of antimicrobial agents, etc. The difficulty level of this section was of Moderate level.
  • In Section T (Zoology) of XL Paper, questions were asked from evolution and animal world.
  • Section U (Food Technology) of XL Paper was easy to moderate in nature with questions based on Food Products Technology.

GATE Aerospace Engineering (AE) Paper Analysis 2018 - 3rd Feb

GATE AE exam was conducted in the afternoon slot. The examination 80% technical and 20% non-technical. Majority of the questions asked in AE were based on the core subjects such as Linear Algebra, Calculus, Differential Equations. Out of the total 100 questions that were asked in the paper, only 15 questions was non-technical. In technical questions, some of the topics that were covered included Engg. Mathematics, Space Dynamics, Flight Mechanics, Aero Dynamics, Structure and Propulsion. On the other hand, non- technical questions covered English, Data Interpretation, Logical Reasoning and Basic Mathematics.

GATE Engineering Services (XE) Paper Analysis 2018 - 3rd Feb

The difficulty level of GATE Engineering Services (XE) Paper, which was conducted in the morning slot, was medium. Engineering Mathematics was moderate and General Aptitude was a bit trickier in terms of difficulty level. In Section B of the paper, there were 7 topics - Fluid Mechanics, Solid Mechanics, Material Science, Thermodynamics, Food Technology, Polymer Science and Engineering or Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences. Candidates had to choose any two topics out of these 7.

GATE Computer Science (CS) Paper Analysis 2018 - 4th Feb

The GATE 2018 question paper for CSE was conceptual based. In the paper, topics such as Operating Systems, Computer Networks, DBMS, Verbal Ability and Numerical Ability were important and students are expected to score well in them. This examination was conducted in the forenoon slot on 4th February (Sunday).

Detailed Analysis of GATE CS Paper 2018 for Forenoon Slot (9 am to 12 pm) - 4th Feb

Subjects

No. of Questions

Topics

Difficulty Level

Total Marks

Engineering Mathematics

5

Linear Algebra, Eigen Values,

Calculus, Probability

Easy

7

Operating System

7

CPU Scheduling, Demand Paging (Vertical

Memory), Dead Lock, Main Memory,

Disk Scheduling, Deadlock, IPC


 

Moderate


 

10

Programming and Data

Structures

7

Queues, C Programming, Programming Code

Moderate

10

Design &

Analysis of Algorithm

4

Heaps, Matrix Multiplication

Difficult

7

Discrete Mathematics &

Graph Theory

7

First-Order Logic, Trees, Graph Theory (Chromatic Number), Set Theory,

Spanning Trees

Moderate

12

Computer Organisation &

Architecture

7

RISC Machine, Cache Memory, Instruction Pipeline, Number Presentation

Easy

11

Theory of Computation

3

CFL, NFA, Grammar

Moderate

7

Digital Logic

3

K, Maps, Boolean Algebra

Moderate

4

Data Base

Management System

2

SQL

Tough

4

Computer Networks

5

Protocols (TCP/NPP), Ethernet, TCP Protocol

Moderate

7

Compiler Design

4

 

Operator Precedeuly, Lexical Analysis

Moderate

6

General Aptitude

10

Functions, Grammar, Numbers, Work, Inference

Easy

15

GATE Chemical Engineering (CH) Paper Analysis 2018 - 4th Feb

GATE Chemical Engineering (CH) Paper 2018 was conducted in the afternoon slot (2 pm to 5 pm) on 4th February 2018. The paper was divided into - General Aptitude, from where 15 questions were asked, and Technical Section, from where 85 questions were asked. In the Technical section, the questions were divided into 1 mark and 2 marks questions. See the table below:

Topics No. of 1 Mark Question No. of 2 Marks Question

Engineering Mathematics

2

5

Heat Transfer 4 3
Chemical Reaction Engineering 3 4

Mass Transfer

0

4

Process Calculation

1

2

Mechanical Operation

1

2

Plant Design and Economics

3

1

Fluid Mechanics

2

4

Instrumentation and Process Control

4

2

Chemical Technology

3

0

Chemical Engineering Thermodynamics

2

3

GATE Physics (PH) Paper Analysis 2018 - 4th Feb

The GATE 2018 Physics (PH) paper was conducted in the afternoon session on 4th February 2018. The conceptual based questions asked in the paper were related to subjects like Quantum Mechanics, EMT and Mathematical Physics. The difficulty level of the paper was easy to moderate. Candidates had no issues in terms of time while solving the Physics paper. The questions asked in the examination were usually formula based that required little or no calculation at all.

GATE 2018 Examination Schedule

Day & Date Time (IST) Test Paper Code
3rd February 2018 9 am - 12 pm (Forenoon) ME, EY, PE, XE, XL
3rd February 2018 2 pm - 5 pm (Afternoon) ME, AE, MA, PI
4th February 2018 9 am - 12 pm (Forenoon) CS, MN
4th February 2018 2 pm - 5 pm (Afternoon) AG, AR, BT, CH, CY, GG, IN, MT, PH, TF
10th February 2018 9 am - 12 pm (Forenoon) EC
10th February 2018 2 pm - 5 pm (Afternoon) EE
11th February 2018 9 am - 12 pm (Forenoon) CE
11th February 2018 2 pm - 5 pm (Afternoon) CE

GATE 2017 Exam Analysis

Analysis of GATE 2017 papers conducted on February 4 & 5:

General Aptitude (GA) Questions

In all papers, GA questions summed up to a total of 15 marks. It included 5 questions of 1 mark each (sub-total 5 marks) and 5 questions of 2 marks each (sub-total 10 marks).

Questions based on Engineering Mathematics section (Section A) or Chemistry section (Section P), as well as specific Subject Knowledge, were compulsory.

The majority of the questions came from the subjects, which a student chose as his/her specialisation. The exam had 85% marks from these questions.

Marking Scheme:

The GATE 2017 contained two different types of questions in each paper:

  • Multiple Choice Questions or the MCQ type questions with 4 choices each were very objective in nature and carried 1 or 2 marks each in all papers and sections.
  • Numerical Answer Type (NAT) questions were to be answered by entering them using the virtual keypad by the candidates. These were of 1 or 2 marks each in all papers and sections. For these questions, the answer was a real number only. Additionally, no answer choice was given for these type of questions.

Negative Marking:

There was no negative marking for the MCQs or multiple choice questions. For the MCQs that carried 1 mark each, 1/3rd of the mark will be deducted for an incorrect answer whereas, for those that carried 2 marks each, 2/3rd of the mark will be deducted for a wrong answer.

It is important to note that there was no negative marking for a wrong answer in NAT or numerical answer type questions.

As per the available report, the exam was on the expected lines in all subjects. The difficulty level in all subjects held so far has been moderate to high (keeping in with the tradition of the exam).

General aptitude paper was moderate. For some, General aptitude along with Engineering Mathematics had the potential to be the game changer. As both are scoring sections any flip-flop in these two sections could be risky.

General Aptitude section mostly had questions on Verbal Ability, Numerical Ability and Logical Reasoning. Subject Knowledge related questions were as per the specialisation one has chosen. Difficulty level was moderate to high.

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How to Prepare for GATE 2019

How to Prepare for GATE 2019? This is probably your current state of mind if you are taking the popular GATE 2019. Every year, lakhs of engineering aspirants go that extra mile to crack the tough Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering (GATE). It is a popular entrance exam and a great opportunity for students to pursue post-graduate courses in some of the top engineering colleges. It is also a gateway for students to land lucrative PSU jobs. Every year, lakhs of engineering aspirants compete for GATE exam, therefore, it becomes very important for candidates to start their preparation early to stay ahead in the race. 

Since GATE is a highly competitive entrance exam, students need proper guidance for its preparation. We have some of the best GATE preparation tips that you can use to qualify GATE in your first attempt.

5 Easy Steps to Crack GATE in Your First Attempt

Step 1: Make a Study Schedule to Track Your GATE Preparation

After going through the GATE syllabus, making a proper study plan is a good idea to begin your GATE preparation. A good study schedule:

  • Enables you to keep a consistent track of daily, weekly and monthly activities.

  • Helps you monitor your progress.

  • Keeps you focused and well organized.

  • Gives you a sense of direction to achieve your set goals and targets.

Step 2: Find Your Strengths and Weakness to Boost GATE Preparation

After making a GATE study plan, the second step is crucial for GATE preparation in order to understand your strengths and weaknesses. Being good in one subject might not necessarily mean that you may be good in other subjects too. In such a scenario, you must focus on how you can maximise the probability of increasing your GATE score. Building on your strengths and sailing through the weaknesses can be the best GATE exam strategy you can follow.

Step 3: Use Top-notch Preparation Books & Study Material for GATE Preparation

It is essential to do extensive research and select the right study material before you even begin your GATE preparation. You can either choose to prepare from the undergraduate course books, online video lectures, course material or coaching notes. GATE preparation books and GATE study material are easily available in the market but you must know what to pick to prepare well for the exam.

Step 4: Clarify Your Doubts and Don't Forget to Revise

While preparing for GATE, it is obvious to have doubts. So, make it a point to get all your doubts cleared well before the exam. Ask experts, teachers and also discuss with your friends so that you don’t have to wait until the day of the exam.

Also, make it a habit to regularly revise whatever you are studying, be it a small topic or an entire chapter. A regular revision:

  • Makes you more confident about your GATE preparation

  • Ensures that you do not forget anything under exam pressure on the day it is conducted.

Step 5: Keep Exam Stress At Bay

One thing that can truly make or break your exam performance is the level of your anxiety. Getting nervous in the run-up to the exam may prove to be one of the major obstacles in your GATE preparation. By creating a proper study plan, identifying your strengths and weaknesses, using relevant and standard books, and getting your doubts cleared can surely help you beat exam stress.

Along with the test preparation, it is also important for the candidates to be completely aware of all the rules and regulations related to the examination beforehand. Some of the rules and regulations of GATE 2019 are mentioned below:

GATE 2019 Exam Guidelines

  • Candidates who fail to reach the venue as per the schedule, will not be allowed to enter the exam hall after the commencement of the exam. Those who are inside the exam hall will only be allowed to leave once the examination is over.
  • Every candidate is expected to maintain decorum in and outside the examination hall. In case of violation of any of the rules & regulations, the Institute reserves the right to disqualify the candidate without any refund of fee.
  • To avoid any misconduct during GATE 2019 Exam, random checking via Biometric information like photograph and fingerprints may be taken from the candidates.
  • No request for any change in the GATE examination centre shall be entertained by the conducting authority.
  • In the examination hall, invigilators will provide scribble pads to the candidates for the rough work. Before using it, candidates must not forget to mention their names and registration numbers on the pad. And at the end of the examination, candidates are required to return the scribble pad to the invigilator.
  • Any misbehaviour with the invigilator or a staff member of the Institute will not be tolerated and may lead to cancellation of admission.
  • Candidates appearing for GATE 2019 need to download and take a printout of admit card available online from the official website and must carry it to the examination center. Any candidate who does not possess the valid Admit card along with the original photo-identity proof shall not be allowed to enter the exam hall in any case.
  • Phones, Calculators, IT gadgets and any other communication device such as Bluetooth, etc. are strictly prohibited inside the premises where the examination is being conducted. Candidates, if found in possession of these items in the exam hall (even if not using), will not be allowed to take the exam.
  • During the conduct of the exam, candidates should not fiddle with the computer and other hardware devices provided in the examination hall. The candidate found guilty may lead to the cancellation of his/her candidature.
  • Candidates must not get involved in any kind of malpractice as it could lead to serious action by the test-taking authority. During the conduct of the exam, candidates should not have any notes or other kinds of written/printed matter with them.
  • Using any form of communication inside the examination hall is strictly prohibited for candidates.
  • No responsibility will be accepted by the Institute or GATE officials for any loss or damage to the personal articles of the candidates.
  • Smoking and drinking in the exam hall are strictly prohibited.
  • If a student is found to have lost or misplaced his/her ID card or fee receipt, he/she will not be issued duplicate ID card or fee receipt.
  • Any candidate found violating the code of conduct may have his/her candidature cancelled. Answer scripts for such candidates may not be considered for evaluation, even if he/she is permitted to finish the exam.

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GATE 2019 Participating Colleges

The list of GATE 2019 Participating Colleges is available here for all those who are going to take the examination in February next year. The list of participating colleges for GATE 2019 has been released by IIT Madras, which is the conducting body for the exam. In order to become eligible for admission in any of the participating colleges, candidates will be required to qualify the GATE 2019 examination, score the required cut-off marks of the institute/ college where they have applied and meet their eligibility criteria as well. 

After the announcement of the GATE 2019 Result and GATE 2019 Cut-off list, a separate counselling is conducted for GATE participating colleges. However, for admission in NITs and some IIITs, a centralised counselling is held– CCMT (Centralised Counselling for M.Tech/M.Plan). The GATE score is also used by some PSUs to recruit candidates for various posts. Admission in the participating institutions is based on these above-mentioned parameters.

How to Provide College Choices During Form Filling

  • Visit the official website of GATE i.e. gate.iitm.ac.in

  • After logging onto the official website, candidates can select the desired colleges and courses.

  • The next step is to check the cut-offs of the desired participating colleges.

  • Candidates can also select more than one college/institute as per their preference in the application form.

  • Candidates must lock their selected choices by clicking on the ‘Submit’ tab. Also, they must cross-check the form twice before clicking on the 'Submit' button.

Important Points to Remember

Below are some important points that candidates should know about the participating colleges/institutes of GATE 2019.

  • Before selecting the participating institutes/colleges, candidates must check the previous year cut-off of the college where they wish to apply.

  • After the announcement of GATE result, the participating institute release its own cut-off.

  • While selecting a college, candidates must do a little bit of research about the college such as its cut-off, eligibility criteria, year of establishment and number of batches passed.

  • The selection of candidates for admission in the shortlisted college/institute will be solely based on the marks obtained by the candidates.

GATE Participating Institutes

Candidates can go through the following list of engineering colleges/institutes that accept GATE score.

National Institute of Technology, Agartala

National Institute of Technology, Warangal

Motilal Nehru National Institute of Technology, Allahabad

National Institute of Technology, Delhi

Maulana Azad National Institute of Technology, Bhopal

ABV-Indian Institute of Information Technology and Management , . Gwalior

National Institute of Technology, Calicut

PDPM Indian Institute of Information Technology Design and Manufacturing, Jabalpur

National Institute of Technology, Durgapur

Sant Longowal Institute of Engineering & Technology, Longowal

National Institute of Technology, Hamirpur

National Institute of Foundry and Forge Technology, Ranchi

Malaviya National Institute of Technology, Jaipur

National Institute of Technology, Arunachal Pradesh

Dr. B R Ambedkar National Institute of Technology, Jalandhar

Indian Institute of Information Technology, Allahabad

National Institute of Technology, Jamshedpur

Central University of Rajasthan

National Institute of Technology, Kurukshetra

National Institute of Technology, Goa

Visvesvaraya National Institute of Technology, Nagpur

National Institute of Technology, Meghalaya

National Institute of Technology, Patna

National Institute of Technology, Nagaland

National Institute of Technology, Raipur

National Institute of Technology, Puducherry

National Institute of Technology, Rourkela

School of Planning and Architecture, Vijayawada

National Institute of Technology, Silchar

National Institute of Technology, Manipur

National Institute of Technology, Srinagar

National Institute of Technology, Sikkim

S V National Institute of Technology, Surat

Indian Institute of Information Technology, Srirangam

National Institute of Technology Karnataka

Institute of Technology, Guru Ghasidas, Vishwadidyalaya

National Institute of Technology, Tiruchirappalli

Indian Institute of Engineering Science and Technology, Shibpur

CCMT Participating Institutes

Dr. B R Ambedkar National Institute of Technology, Jalandhar - (JL)

National Institute of Technology Manipur - (MN)

Malaviya National Institute of Technology, Jaipur - (JP)

National Institute of Technology, Rourkela - (RL)

Maulana Azad National Institute of Technology, Bhopal - (BH)

National Institute of Technology, Silchar - (SL)

Motilal Nehru National Institute of Technology, Allahabad - (AL)

National Institute of Technology, Srinagar - (SG)

National Institute of Technology, Agartala - (AG)

National Institute of Technology Tiruchirapalli - (TY)

National Institute of Technology, Calicut - (CL)

National Institute of Technology, Warangal- (WL)

National Institute of Technology, Delhi - (DL)

S V National Institute of Technology, Surat - (ST)

National Institute of Technology, Durgapur - (DG)

Visvesvaraya National Institute of Technology, Nagpur- (NG)

National Institute of Technology Goa - (GO)

National Institute of Technology, Uttarakhand – (UK)

National Institute of Technology, Hamirpur - (HM)

National Institute of Technology, Mizoram – (MZ)

National Institute of Technology Karnataka- Surathkal - (SR)

ABV-Indian Institute of Information Technology and Management Gwalior - (GW)

National Institute of Technology Meghalaya- (MG)

Indian Institute of Information Technology Allahabad - (AH)

IIITDM, Kancheepuram

National Institute of Technology Nagaland - (NL)

PDPM Indian Institute of Information Technology Design and Manufacturing, Jabalpur -(JB)

National Institute of Technology, Patna - (PT)

Institute of Technology, Guru Ghasidas Vishwavidyalaya, Bilaspur, Chhattisgarh - (GG)

National Institute of Technology Puducherry – (PU)

National Institute of Foundry and Forge Technology, Ranchi - (NI)

National Institute of Technology, Raipur - (RR)

Sant Longowal Institute of Engineering & Technology, Longowal - (LG)

National Institute of Technology Sikkim - (SK)

School of Planning and Architecture Vijayawada-(VW)

National Institute of Technology, Arunachal Pradesh - (AR)

Indian Institute of Engineering Science and Technology Shibpur, Howrah - (SP)

National Institute of Technology, Jamshedpur- (JM)

Central University of Rajasthan- (CR)

National Institute of Technology, Kurukshetra- (KR)

PEC, Chandigarh

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GATE 2019 Result

IIT Madras will announce the GATE result 2019 in March. Candidates who appear for GATE 2019 will be able to download their GATE scorecard from mid-March 2019 by logging into GATE Online Application Process System (GOAPS). In order to access GATE 2019 scorecard, candidates will have to enter their login credentials - GATE 2019 Registration ID, Enrolment Number, and Date of Birth.

Conducted on a national-level, GATE is for those who are willing to take admission in M.Tech./M.E./Ph.D programmes offered at the IITs, IISc and other institutes of higher education in India. Candidates must note that GATE scorecard features the total marks scored by them in the entrance exam. Additionally, GATE scorecard is issued only to those candidates who qualify the exam.

GATE Result 2019-Important Dates

Events

Dates

GATE 2019 Exam

2nd, 3rd,9th and 10th February 2019

Announcement of GATE 2019 result

16th March 2019

Download GATE Scorecard from March 2019

How to View GATE Result 2019

GATE Result can be downloaded by following the steps given below.

  • Visit the GATE Online Application Process System (GOAPS) website.

  • Enter your details – GATE Enrolment Number/Email Address and Password to login

  • GATE scorecard will be displayed on the screen.

  • Download and take a print out of the GATE scorecard.

GATE Scorecard 2019

GATE Scorecard displays the overall marks scored by the candidates in the exam. Candidates who successfully qualify in GATE would be able to download their respective scorecards online in the month March 2019. Candidates must note that the hard copy of the GATE scorecard is not issued by the examining body, therefore, qualified candidates will have to download and print their scorecard for further use.

Note: GATE scorecard is an important document and the validity of GATE score is three years.

GATE Cut-off 2019

The GATE cut-off 2019 determines the total score that a candidate must secure in order to apply for Ph.D./M.E./M.Tech in top universities of India. Qualified candidates who successfully meet the cut-off list of GATE can also apply for jobs in PSUs such as ONGC, BHEL, GAIL, SAIL.

Along with GATE Results 2018, the cut-offs for GATE 2018 were also declared.

GATE 2018 Stream-Wise Cut-off

GATE Exam Stream GATE 2018 Cut-off for General  GATE 2018 Cut-off for SC/ST/PWD  GATE 2018 Cut-off for OBC 
CS 25.00 16.60 22.50
EE 29.1 19.4 26.1
CE 26.90 17.90 24.20
BT To be announced To be announced To be announced
EC 25.00 16.60 22.50
ME 34.70 23.1 31.20
IN To be announced To be announced To be announced
CH 37.8 25.1 34.0

Factors Determining GATE Cut-off

During the preparation process of GATE cut-off, the following factors are taken into consideration:

  • Total number of applicants

  • Difficulty level of the questions

  • Number of seats offered for each M.Tech course

  • Previous Year Cut-off Trends

FAQs

1. For how many years GATE scorecard is valid?

GATE scorecard is valid for 3 years.

2. Can I use my GATE scorecard for PSUs recruitment? If yes, then until what year?

Yes, you can use your GATE scorecard against PSUs recruitment. Almost all PSUs accept GATE scorecard of the current year recruitment.

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GATE 2019 Counselling Process

Once GATE 2019 is conducted successfully and the results are announced in the month of March, all the participating institutes will start their GATE counselling process for the qualified candidates.

As per the official schedule of the participating institutes, all the qualified candidates have to attend the GATE counselling for seat allotment purposes. On the basis of GATE scores, the participating institutes will begin their counselling rounds.

Note: There will be no common counselling held for the admission into various post graduate programmes.

GATE 2019 Counselling Procedure - Important Dates

Event

Dates (Tentative)

GATE 2019 Exam Date

February 2, 3, 9 and 10, 2018

IITs M.Tech admission through GATE 2019 (COAP)

March 2019

IISc Bangalore M.Tech admission through GATE 2019

February 2019

NITs M.Tech admission through GATE 2019 (CCMT)

April 2019

State Universities M.Tech admission through GATE 2019

March – July 2019

GATE Result 2019

March 2019

Detailed GATE Counselling Process 2019

The GATE counselling process 2019 will be conducted through Common Offer Acceptance Portal (COAP). To participate in the GATE counselling process, candidates will have to register themselves with COAP. The admission into various post-graduate courses will depend on GATE score.

Stage 1: Registration

GATE registration is the first step in the counselling process. To take part in the counselling rounds, all the qualified candidates will have to first register themselves, failing which he/she will not be allowed to participate in the GATE 2019 counselling procedure. After registering, candidates will have to fill their correct details to proceed further.

Stage 2: Choice Filling and Locking

After successful registration, the next step that follows is choice filling and locking. Here, candidates will have to make the choices regarding the courses. It is advisable for the candidates, to fill the most preferred choice on the top. After filling the choices, candidates will have to lock their choices by using the choice locking option.

Note: No modifications shall be made in the choices after locking the same.

Stage 3: Seat Allotment

This is the most important stage of the GATE 2019 counselling process. Here, candidates will be allotted seats on the basis of the choices filled by the candidates, their rank, and the availability of seats at that rank.

Stage 4: Reporting

It is the final stage of the GATE 2019 counselling process. This stage involves reporting at the nodal centre and then document verification.

Highlights of GATE Counselling Procedure 2019

  • GATE 2019 counselling will depend on GATE 2019 scores of the candidates.

  • In the counselling process, candidates will have to verify their documents.

  • There will not be any common GATE counselling for the qualified candidates of the exam.

  • Candidates qualifying the GATE cut-off will be eligible for GATE 2019 counselling.

  • For counselling, candidates will have to fill the GATE 2019 registration form, along with the counselling fees.

Documents Required for GATE 2019 Counselling

  • GATE 2019 admit card

  • GATE 2019 scorecard

  • Date of Birth Certificate

  • Provisional seat allotment letter

  • Class 12th mark sheet

  • Photo ID proof

  • Passport-size photograph (coloured)

  • Seat acceptance fee proof

  • Mark sheet of qualifying examination (all semester).

  • Degree/Provisional Certificate

  • Printout of the Registration form & locked choices.

  • Category Certificate (if valid)

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GATE 2019 Cut-off

After the declaration of  GATE 2019 Result, Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Madras will release the cut-off for GATE 2019. The GATE 2019 cut-off is the minimum qualifying marks that candidates must secure for admission to postgraduate programmes (M.E., M.Tech, MS, Direct Ph.D.) offered at institutes of national importance, including IITs, NITs, and IISc, etc. GATE cut-offs are released in three categories – minimum qualifying marks for each stream, the institute-wise cut-off score for admission, and the cut-off for PSUs. The cut-off for each subject paper will be announced separately. Therefore, there is no common counselling for GATE qualifiers. All the participating institutes will consider GATE 2019 scores for admission.

Candidates who want to be considered for admission in these institutes must secure GATE cut-off 2019, which is above the defined cut-off. An important aspect for candidates to keep in mind is that the qualifying cut-off of GATE published by IIT Madras is not the same as the admission cut-off, which is usually set independently by the institutions. GATE cut-off 2019 is determined by various factors such as exam difficulty and the number of candidates who have appeared for the exam, previous year’s cut-off, seat intake, etc. Candidates who score above the GATE cut-off are called for the counselling rounds conducted individually by participating colleges.

Until the GATE cut-off 2019 is issued, the candidates can go through cut-offs of previous years to get an idea about the previous trends. Through the cut-offs of previous years, the candidates will also understand what score they need to qualify in their chosen subject.

GATE 2019 Cut-Off Dates

GATE 2019 Events

Dates

GATE 2019 Result

16th March 2019

GATE 2019 Cut-off

To be released

How to Check GATE 2019 Cut-Off

Here are some simple steps to check GATE cut-off 2019:

  • Visit the official website of IIT Madras

  • On the 'Home' page, a link to download the cut-off score will be available.

  • Click on the ‘Download’ tab.

  • Then, enter your Roll Number and Password.

  • GATE 2019 cut-off list will be displayed on the screen.

  • Download and take a print out of the same for further admission rounds.

Factors Determining GATE Cut-off

The minimum qualifying marks and institute-wise GATE cut-off 2019 will depend on several factors. Some of the factors determined by the authority and institutes to prepare GATE cut-offs are given below:

  • Exam’s difficulty level

  • Number of candidates who appeared

  • Total number of seats

Previous Year GATE Cut-offs

GATE Qualifying Cut-offs 2018:

Paper Name

Paper Code

Qualifying Marks

General

OBC (NCL)

SC/ST/PwD

Aerospace Engineering

AE

34.4

30.9

22.9

Agricultural Engineering

AG

25

22.5

16.6

Architecture and Planning

AR

43.9

39.5

29.2

Biotechnology

BT

27.9

25.1

18.5

Civil Engineering

CE

26.9

24.2

17.9

Chemical Engineering

CH

37.8

34

25.1

Computer Science and Information Technology

CS

25

22.5

16.6

Chemistry

CY

25.4

22.8

16.9

Electronics and Communication Engineering

EC

25

22.5

16.6

Electrical Engineering

EE

29.1

26.1

19.4

Ecology and Evolution

EY

49.3

44.3

32.8

Geology and Geophysics

GG

32.4

29.1

21.5

Instrumentation Engineering

IN

37.1

33.3

24.7

Mathematics

MA

29.4

26.4

19.5

Mechanical Engineering

ME

34.7

31.2

23.1

Mining Engineering

MN

45

40.5

30

Metallurgical Engineering

MT

40.3

36.2

26.8

Petroleum Engineering

PE

39.8

35.8

26.5

Physics

PH

29

26.1

19.3

Production and Industrial Engineering

PI

32

28.8

21.3

Textile Engineering and Fibre Science

TF

32.2

28.9

21.4

Engineering Sciences

XE

31.5

28.3

21

Life Sciences

XL

29.9

26.9

19.9

GATE Cut-off 2017 – Qualifying Marks:

Branch

General

OBC

SC/ST/PH

Electronics and Communication (EC)

25.00

22.50

16.60

Civil Engineering (CE)

28.70

25.8

19.10

Electrical Engineering (EE)

25.20

25.20

16.70

Mechanical Engineering (ME)

32.87

29

21

Computer Science & Information Technology (CS)

25

22.50

16.60

Instrumentation Engineering (IN)

34.60

31.10

23.00

Chemical Engineering (CH)

44.30

39.80

29.50

Biotechnology (BT)

38.90

35.00

25.90

GATE Cut-off 2016 – Qualifying Marks:

Branch

General

OBC

SC/ST/PH

Mechnical Engineering (ME)

29.6

26.6

19.7

Civil Engineering (CE)

25

22.5

16.6

Electrical Engineering (EE)

25.1

22.5

16.7

Electronics and Communication Engineering (EC)

25

22.5

16.6

Computer Science and Information Technology (CS)

25

22.5

16.6

Instrumentation Engineering (IN)

31.6

28.4

21

Production and Industrial Engineering (PI)

26.4

23.7

17.5

GATE Cut-off 2015 – Qualifying Marks:

Branch

General

OBC

SC/ST/PH

Mechanical Engineering (ME)

32.73

29.46

21.82

Civil Engineering (CE)

25

22.5

16.67

Electrical Engineering (EE)

25

22.5

16.67

Electronics and Communication Engineering (EC)

25

22.5

16.67

Computer Science and Information Technology (CS)

25

22.5

16.67

Instrumentation Engineering (IN)

25.45

22.9

16.96

Production and Industrial Engineering (PI)

26.82

24.14

17.88

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Best Books for GATE 2019

While preparing for GATE 2019, it is very important that you refer to the right study material. Books are an important source for exam preparation, and it, therefore, makes complete sense to gather all the study material beforehand.

There are plenty of books available in the market for GATE preparation. Those who are preparing for GATE should search for books that not just cover a particular section of the exam but include all the other sections as well. You can basically choose books that cover everything you need to study as part of your preparation. You may also select books based on authors' names that are renowned in the field of education.

How to Select Best Books for GATE 2018 Preparation

  • Always choose a book, which is easy to understand and covers the entire syllabus of GATE 2019.

  • It is also very important for you to check the year of publication of the book.

  • While selecting the best books for GATE 2019, always choose the latest edition of the book for updated contents and information.

  •  A good book will also contain sample papers of GATE along with the solutions.

  • The candidates must also shortlist books based on the authors who are renowned in the field of education.

Best Books for GATE 2018 Preparation

Books for GATE- CE (Civil Engineering):

Subjects Books Name

For Engineering Mathematics

Discrete Mathematics and Its Applications by Kenneth Rosen

Higher Engineering mathematics by B.S. Grewal

Advanced Engineering Mathematics by Erwin Kreyszig

For Structural Engineering

Theory of Structure by CK Wang, S. Rammamrutham, L.S. Negi & Jangit

Theory of Elasticity by Timoshenko & Gere

Theory of Structure by Wilbur & Norris

Strength of Materials/Mechanics of Structure by Gare & Timoshenko,

E. Popove, L. Singer,

B.C. Punamia, Rammamrutham

For Geotechnical Engineering

Soil Mechanics by Gopal Ranjan & Rao,Venkat Ramaiha,S. K. Garg,

B.C. Punamia, V N S Murthy

For Water Resources Engineering

Water Resources by S K Garg

Water and Waste Water by SK Garg 1 and 2

Fluid Mechanics- RK Bansal and Fox and Richard

For Transportation Engineering

Transportation by Justo Khanna

For Environmental

Environmental Engineering by S. K. Garg Part I & Part II

Waste Water Engineering by B. C. Punamia Part I & Part II

For Geomatics Engineering

Surveying (vol. 1,2,3)  by B.C.Punia, Ashok Jain, Arun Jain

Best Books for GATE - ME (Mechanical Engineering):

Subjects Books

For Design of Machine Elements

Machine design - V.B. Bhandari

For Engineering Mechanics

Engineering Mechanics by Bhavikatti

Engineering Mechanics by Beer and Johnston,

Engineering Mechanics by R K Rajput

For Fluid Mechanics

Fluid Mechanics by R K Bansal

Fluid & Hydraulics- Modi and seth

For Heat Transfer

Heat and Mass Transfer by J P Hollman and R C Sachdeva

Heat Transfer by Cengel and Holman

For Industrial Engineering

Industrial Engineering by O P Khanna, Buffa and Sarin

For Manufacturing Engineering

Production Technology: Manufacturing Processes, Technology and Automation by R.K. Jain

For Strength of Materials

Strength of Materials - Gere & Timoshenko, B C Unamia, Sadhu Singh, Ramamrutham

For Thermal Science

Engineering Thermodynamics by P.K. Nag

For Thermo Dynamics

Engineering Thermodynamics by P K Nag and Rajput

Thermodynamics by Cengel.

For Theory of Machines

Theory of machines by Ratan

For Vibrations

Mechanical Vibration by Grover

Best Books for GATE- EE (Electrical Engineering):

Subjects Books

For Engineering Mathematics

Advanced Engineering Mathematics by E.Kreyszig

For Electric Circuits

Transient Analysis Of Electric Power Circuits by Arieh L Shenkmann

Circuit Theory: Analysis & Synthesis by Abhijit Chakrabarti

For Electromagnetic Fields

Elements of Electromagnetics by Mathew N. O. SADIKU

Engineering Electromagnetics by William H. Hayt

For Signals and Systems

Signals and Systems by Oppenheim and Wilsky

Signals and Systems by Nagoor Kani

For Electrical Machines

Electrical Machinery by P.S Bimbhra

For Power Systems

Power Systems Engineering by Nagrath and Kothari

Power Systems by JB Guptha & CL Wadhwa

For Control Systems

Control Systems Engineering by Nagrath and Gopal

For Electrical and Electronic Measurements

Electrical and Electronic Measurement and Instrumentation by AK Sawhney

For Analog and Digital Electronics

 

Electronic Devices and Circuit Theory by Boylestad

Digital Design by M.Morris Mano

Integrated Electronics : Analog And Digital Circuits And Systems by Christos C. Halkias, Chetan D. Parikh Jacob Millman

For Power Electronics

Power Electronics by MH Rashid

Power Electronics by P.S.Bimbhra

Best Books for GATE-EC (Electronics & Communication):

Subjects

Books

For Engineering Mathematics

Higher Engineering Mathematics – Dr. BS Grewal

Engineering Mathematics – Erwin Kreyszig

Advance Engineering Mathematics – Dr. HK Dass

Advanced Engineering Mathematics by R. K. Jain, S. R. K. Iyengar

For General Aptitude

Quantitative Aptitude – R. S. Agarwal

Logical Reasoning – R. S. Agarwal

Objective English – Hari Mohan Prasad

Quantitative Aptitude by CAT by Arun Sharma

For Network Theory

Network Theory by Alexander Sadiku

Circuit Theory by A.Chakraborty

Network Analysis by Van Valkenburg

Engineering Circuit Analysis – Hayt & Kammerly

Linear Circuit Analysis- De Carlo/Lin

For Electronic Devices

Integrated Electronics:- Jacob Millman & Christos C. Halkias

Solid State electronic Devices- Ben Streetman and Sanjay Banerjee

Semiconductor devices – David Neamen

Semiconductor devices-S. M. Sze

DC Analysis of MOS Transistor-Tsivid

For Analog Circuits

Micro Electronics circuit – Sedra & Smith

Linear ICs – Gaekwad

Analog Electronics,  Electronics devices and circuits – Donald A Neaman

Electronic Devices and Circuit   Theory by Robert L Boylestad & Nashelsky      

Pulse and Digital Electronics by Millman and Taub

For Digital Circuits

Digital Electronics – Morris Mano

Microprocessor Architecture, Programming and Application with the 8085 – Ramesh Gaonker

Digital Electronic Principles and applications by Ronald J. Toccii, Pearson Publications

Digital circuits and design by Salivahanan

Fundamentals of digital systems by Anandkumar

Digital Logic and Computer Design by M.Morris Mano

For System & Signal

Signals & Systems By Alan V. Oppenheim

Modern digital and analog Communications system by BP Lathi

Digital Signal Processing by S.K Mitra

Signals & System – Oppenheim & Schafer

Signals & System – Proakis

Signals & System – Schaum Series-H.P. Hsu

For Control System

Automatic Control Systems – Benjamin C Kuo

Modern Control System – Katsuhiko Ogata

Control Systems Engineering by Norma Nise

Control Systems by Nagarath and Gopal

NPTEL Video lectures by M. Gopal

For Communications

 

Analog and Digital Communication System by Simon Haykin

Principle of Communication System by Taub& Schillings

Modern digital and analog Communications system by BP Lathi

Electronic Communication Systems by Kennedy and Davis (just the Noise chapter)

For Electro-Magnetics

Elements of Electromagnetics by Matthew N.O. Sadiku

Network lines and fields by J.D Ryder (Transmission lines part)

Electromagnetic waves and Radiating Systems by Jordon and ballmain

Antenna Theory by Balanis

NPTEL Lectures by Prof. R. Shevgaonkar

Engineering Electromagnetics-William Hayt

Schaum’s Outline of Electromagnetics -Joseph A Edminister

Antenna And Wave Propagation-KD Prasad

Best books for GATE – CS (Computer Science):

Subjects Books
Computer Science

Operating System by Galvin

Alogrthym by Cormen

Architecture by Hamacher

TOC- Theory of Computation by Ullman

Best books for GATE – AG (Agricultural Engineering):

Subjects Books
Agricultural Engineering

Concept of Agricultural Engineering by Mohanty Das

Soil & Water Conservation by VVN Murty

Farm Machinery by Three Authors

Best books for GATE – CH (Chemical Engineering):

Subjects Books
Chemical Engineering

JP Holman by Heat Transfer

Mc Cabe -FPM and MO by Unit Operations of Chemical Engineering

BK Dutta by Principles of Mass Transfer and Separation Processes

Fogler by Essentials of Chemical Reaction Engineering

JM Smith by Introduction to Chemical Engineering Thermodynamics

Ram Prasad by Chemical Engineering For Gate Principles Solved Problems & Objective Type Questions

M.Subbu by An Insight into Chemical Engineering

 Best books for GATE – ME(Mechanical Engineering):

Subjects Books
Mechanical Engineering

R.K. Bansal (Numerical point of view), Frank M.White (For understanding)

Cengel (For understanding concept)

P.K.Nag for Thermodynamics

Swadesh Singh for Production Engineering

S.S. Ratan for Theory of Machine (TOM)

Best books for GATE – GG (Geology and Geophysics): 

Subjects Books
Geology and Geophysics

Complete Master Guide GATE by Amresh Singh

Geophysics by Telford

Best books for GATE – PI (Production and Industrial):

Subjects Books
Production and Industrial

Thermodynamics by P.K Nag

Heat Transfer by Made Easy Class Notes

Production by Swadesh Sing, S K Mondal Notes

Material Science by Made Easy Class Notes & Swadesh Singh

Fluid Mechanics and Machinery by Modi & Seth

Machine Design by VB Bhandari

Strength of Material by Sadhu Singh

Refrigeration by Made Easy Class Notes

IC engine by Mathur Sharma

Theory of Machine by SS Ratan

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GATE 2019 Admit Card

The GATE 2019 admit card will be released by IIT Madras in online mode, which is also the conducting body of the exam. It must be noted that GATE admit card 2019 will be issued only to those whose GATE applications are accepted successfully. To download the GATE 2019 admit card online, candidates will have to log in with their registration details, which includes Enrollment ID and Password.

GATE 2019 is going to be conducted by IIT Madras for the candidates who wish to take admission in M.E./M.Tech/Ph.D and many other engineering courses offered at prestigious institutes of the country. The admit card of GATE 2019 will include exam related and candidate-specific details like – date of exam, time of the exam, registration number of the candidate, name of the candidate, venue/centre details and important instructions about the exam. Before downloading the GATE 2019 hall ticket, candidates must validate all the details printed on it.

Note: On the day of the exam, candidates must remember to take their GATE admit card along with an original photo ID proof.

Important Dates Related to GATE Admit Card 2019

Events

Dates

GATE 2019 Admit Card release date

4th January 2019

GATE 2019 Admit Card end date

2nd February 2019

GATE 2019

2nd, 3rd, 9th and 10th February 2019

Announcement of GATE 2019 Result

16th March 2019

How to Download GATE Admit Card 2019

IIT Madras will release the GATE 2019 admit card in online mode. By following the below-mentioned steps, test-takers will be able to download their GATE 2019 admit card/hall ticket.

Step 1: To access the GATE 2019 admit card, visit the official website of GATE.

Step 2: Click on the link that displays, “Download GATE 2019 Admit Card”.

Step 3: After clicking on the link, enter GATE login credentials – Enrollment ID/registered E-mail ID, Password and Security Text.

Step 4: Click on the ‘Submit’ tab.

Step 5: GATE 2019 admit card will be displayed on the screen.

Step 6: Download and save the GATE 2019 admit card.

Step 7: Verify the filled details before printing the GATE admit card.

Step 8: Take a coloured printout of the GATE admit card for future use.

Important Instructions Before Printing GATE Admit Card 2019

Before downloading and printing the GATE 2019 admit card/hall ticket, candidates must follow the important instructions given below:

  • GATE 2019 Registration number must be clearly mentioned on the GATE 2019 admit card.
  • Candidates must verify all the details given on the GATE 2019 admit card.
  • Candidates’ Photograph and Signature should be clear and legible.
  • Candidates’ Signature on the day of the exam and in the GATE 2019 hall ticket should be same.
  • In case a candidate finds any discrepancy in his/her admit card, then it must be immediately reported to the concerned authority.

Details Mentioned on GATE 2019 Admit Card

Following details will be mentioned on the GATE 2019 admit card:

  • Candidates’ Registration number
  • GATE exam date
  • Name of the candidate
  • GATE exam duration
  • Photograph of candidate
  • Signature of candidate
  • Test Day Instructions
  • GATE Paper or Code
  • Detailed exam centre address 

ID Proofs Required with GATE 2019 Admit Card

For identification purposes, candidates will be required to carry their photo identification proofs in original. It must be noted that if any candidate fails to carry his/her original ID proof, then he/she will not be allowed inside the exam hall.

Below is the list of ID proofs that candidates must carry along with GATE 2019 hall ticket:

Photo IDs for Indian Candidates:

PAN Card, Driving License, Passport, Voter ID, Aadhaar card, College ID or Employee ID.

Photo IDs for International Candidates:

  • A valid Government issued ID
  • Passport
  • Employee ID
  • College ID

Steps to Retrieve GATE 2019 Enrollment ID and Password

If a candidate forgets his/her Enrollment ID and Password, he/she can follow the steps given below:

For Enrollment ID:

  • In case of Enrollment ID, click on “Forgot Enrollment ID”.
  • Enter your Registered mobile number.
  • GATE 2018 Enrollment ID will be sent to the registered mobile number and E-mail ID.

For Password:

  • Click on “Request for OTP” to get One Time Password.
  • One Time Password will be sent to your registered mobile number.
  • After entering the OTP, you will be able to reset your password.

FAQS on GATE Admit Card 2019

1. How will I get my GATE admit card?

Candidates will be able to download GATE admit card online from the official website of GATE 2019.

Note: GATE admit cards will not be sent by email/post or any other offline mode.

2. Which documents should I carry along with the GATE admit card?

Candidates must carry PAN Card, Driving License, Voter ID, Passport, College ID, Employee ID Card, Aadhaar UID, or a Notarized Affidavit with Photo, Signature, Date of Birth and Residential Address along with the GATE admit card.

3. Till when should I keep the GATE 2019 admit card?

Yes, candidates will be required to retain the GATE admit card until the completion of GATE admission process.

4. Can I bring the soft copy of GATE admit card in mobile phone/tablet/laptop?

Candidates must carry a hardcopy of the GATE admit card on the day of the exam. No soft-copy of the hall ticket is allowed inside the exam hall.

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How to Apply for GATE 2019

The application process for GATE 2019 examination began on September 1, 2018. Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Madras is the conducting body of GATE 2019 examination. Premier and top technical institutes in India accept GATE score for admission to postgraduate and Ph.D engineering programmes.

Note: GATE score is mandatory to secure jobs in Public Sector Undertakings (PSUs). 

Registration for GATE 2019 is done only through the official website, i.e., GATE Online Application Processing System or GOAPS. The registration process for GATE 2019 involves the following stages:

  • Registration

  • GOAPS Password

  • GOAPS Enrolment ID

  • Application Filling

  • Uploading Images and Supporting Documents

  • Online Fee Payment

Registration:

  • Candidates must open the official website, i.e., GOAPS initially.

  • Find the link for ‘New Registration’.

  • Enter a valid E-Mail ID, Mobile Number, and GOAPS Password.

  • International candidates must note that any contact with the candidate will be done only through the provided e-mail ID.

GOAPS Password:

  • While creating the password, the applicants must note that they should create the password, which cannot be guessed easily.

  • It is advisable for applicants not to use their name, date of birth or easily guessable string of alphabets or numbers.

  • Try creating a password that has numbers, alphabets and special characters.

  • Confirm the registration.

GOAPS Enrolment ID:

  • After the successful registration, the candidates receive an email that contains the GOAPS Enrolment ID.

  • The Enrolment ID is necessary to log in for filling the online application form for GATE 2019.

Data Required for Filling GATE 2019 Application Process

  • Personal information including Name, Date of Birth, Personal Mobile Number, Name of the Parent and Mobile Number of the Parent.

  • Address details for communication purpose (PIN code mandatory)

  • Eligibility details, i.e. previous education details.

  • Name of the college where the candidate had completed UG degree. The candidates must also specify the address of the college along with PIN code.

  • Before filling the application form, the candidates must have clarity on the GATE paper and examination center.

  • High quality scanned image (JPEG format) of photograph and signature.

  • Thumb impression as per the specified requirements.

  • Scanned images (JPEG format) of degree certificates/ mark sheets

  • Scanned copy of category certificate (if applicable) in PDF format.

  • Details relating to valid ID proof.

  • Net Banking or Credit or Debit card details.

GATE 2019 Application Process

  • After checking the Enrolment ID, candidates have to visit the GOAPS website and enter the login credentials, i.e. Enrolment ID and Password.

  • Candidates must fill all the necessary details as mentioned above.

  • They should also upload the necessary images, documents and submit other details as well.

GATE 2018 - Online Fee Payment

  • Before proceeding to online fee payment, the server displays the preview of GATE 2019 application form.

  • No changes are allowed once candidates click on ‘Confirm and Final Submit’ button.

  • Candidates then have to proceed with online fee payment.

  • A ‘Fee Payment Number’ is generated after the payment of application fee.

  • The details for the application fee are given below.

GATE 2019 Application Fee

The application fee of GATE 2019 varies category-wise. The following table lists the GATE 2019 application fee for different categories.

Name of the Category

Application Fee

General category

Rs. 1,500

PwD/ SC/ ST candidates

Rs. 750

Female candidates

Rs. 750

Dubai and Singapore candidates

US$ 100

Kathmandu, Dhaka, Colombo, Ababa, and Addis candidates

US$ 50

FAQs

1. For how many GATE papers can I apply?

A candidate can apply for only one of the 23 papers listed in the GATE INFORMATION BROCHURE or GATE website. The choice of the appropriate paper is the responsibility of the candidate. Some guidelines in this respect are suggested below.

1. The candidate is expected to appear in a paper appropriate to the discipline of his/her qualifying degree.

2. The candidate is, however, free to choose any paper according to his/her admission plan, keeping in mind the eligibility criteria of the institutions in which he/she is seeking admission.

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GATE 2019 Answer Key

The GATE 2019 Answer Key will be available soon after the exam is conducted. Candidates will be able to calculate probable scores by comparing their answers with the GATE 2019 answer keys. By calculating their probable scores, candidates will get an idea of their chances of admission in the desired institute.  IIT Madras, which is conducting GATE 2019, will release the official answer key in the third week of February. 

Important Dates of GATE 2019 Answer Key 

Events

Dates

GATE 2018 Exam Date

2nd, 3rd, 9th, 10th February 2019

GATE 2018 Final Answer Keys

To be released

GATE 2018 Exam Result

March 2019

Steps to Download GATE 2019 Answer Key

Given below are a few steps that can help candidates download the answer key of GATE 2019:

  • Candidates will have to visit the official website of GATE 2019.
  • On the homepage, candidates would be able to see a link to access 'Question Paper and Final Answer Keys' for all subjects.
  • Clicking on the link will take test takers to a page where Question Papers and Final Answer Keys for all the branches will be available.
  • On clicking the links, PDFs will open where the required Question Papers and Answer Keys will be available.
  • With the help of the GATE 2019 question papers and answer keys, candidates will be able to compare their answers and calculate their scores.

Steps to Challenge GATE Answer Key 2019

Candidates can challenge the answer key in case they are not satisfied with it after giving a viable justification. For this, candidates are required to submit the challenged response along with fees. It is mandatory to quote the proper question number. If the presented response is accepted by the experts, the fees paid will be refunded. Candidates can follow the steps given below to challenge GATE answer key 2018:

Step 1: Log into GOAPs.

Step 2: Candidates should read the guidelines carefully.

Step 3: Candidates will be required to agree to the declaration stating the guidelines for the GATE answer key have been understood by them.

Step 4: Next, they will have to click on the tab 'Contest Answer Key' to pay the required fees and mail their responses and objections.

Step 5: Next, they have to pay Rs. 500 for every challenged response in online mode.

Step 6: NRI GATE Applicants will be required to pay the US $ 10.

Marking Scheme of GATE 2019 Answer Key

The marking scheme of GATE 2019 is as follows:

  • Candidates will be required to count the marks gained in the correct responses and deduct the marks lost in wrong responses due to negative marking.
  • Numerical questions in the GATE exam do not have negative marking.

Negative Marking in GATE

Question

Negative Marking

Deduction

For 1 mark MCQs

1/3 mark will be deducted for every wrong response

0.33

For 2 mark MCQs

2/3 mark will be deducted for every wrong response

0.66

Numerical Questions

No negative marking

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GATE 2019 Mock Test

GATE 2019 Mock Tests will be released by IIT Madras on its official website. IIT Madras will organise the Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering, known as GATE, in the month of February next year, for candidates aspiring to get admission in Master's programmes in engineering as well as for those interested in recruitment by PSUs. Therefore, candidates who are preparing for GATE 2019 must take mock test for the best preparation and to become familiar with the GATE exam pattern. The GATE 2019 mock test will be a simulation of the actual test, which means that all the functionalities will be similar to the actual test including marking scheme, distribution of questions, and nature of questions, etc.

Mock tests help candidates by giving them the opportunity to revise the syllabus well before the actual examination. The questions asked in the mock test papers also give candidates an insight into the possible difficulty level of the exam. Basically, mock tests help candidates analyse their level of preparation. They also help candidates identify the areas where they're weak and need to work on.

The mock test links are active for all the subjects i.e. Aerospace Engineering, Agricultural Engineering, Architecture and Planning, Biotechnology, Civil Engineering, Chemical Engineering, Computer Science and Information Technology, Chemistry, Electronics and Communication Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Ecology and Evolution, Geology and Geophysics, Instrumentation Engineering, Mathematics, Mechanical Engineering, Mining Engineering, Metallurgical Engineering, Petroleum Engineering, Physics, Production and Industrial Engineering, Textile Engineering and Fibre Science, Engineering Sciences and Life Sciences.

GATE 2018 Mock Test Series at CollegeDekho

The series of GATE Mock Test will be available soon

Click Here to Take GATE Mock Test on the Official Website of GATE

How to Access GATE Mock Test with Solutions

The steps to access the GATE mock test are mentioned below:

  • Click on the link given above.

  • You will be redirected to the login page.

  • Register or login with the credentials asked such as Name, Email ID, Date of Birth and Password.

  • After successful login, you will be redirected to the mock test page.

  • Click on ‘Start the test' tab and proceed further.

  • After successfully completing the test, click on the 'Submit' tab.

  • Once you submit the exam, your score will be displayed on the screen.

Importance of GATE Mock Test

  • Mock tests will help the applicants revise the entire syllabus and clear their basic concepts.

  • By practicing mock tests, candidates will be able to finish their actual paper in time.

  • Another advantage of practicing the GATE mock test is that candidates will be able to identify their weaknesses and strengths.

  • Taking mock tests also reduces the fear of examination.

  • Also, taking mock tests can help improve candidates' understanding of the nature of questions, and they also get an idea of how much time does it take to solve each section.

Quick Look at GATE Exam Pattern and Marking Scheme

  • GATE 2019 will be conducted for 23 subjects (papers) with 3 sections namely:

    • General Aptitude,

    • Engineering Mathematics,

    • specific subject of the paper

  • The question paper will include 2 types of questions – MCQs (Multiple Choice Questions) & NAT (Numerical Answer Type)

  • In all the papers, there will be a total of 65 questions carrying 100 marks, out of which 10 questions carrying a total of 15 marks will be on General Aptitude (GA).

  • In the papers having the codes AE, AG, BT, CE, CH, CS, EC, EE, IN, ME, MN, MT, PE, PI, TF and XE, the Engineering Mathematics is mandatory and will carry 15% of the total marks.

    • The questions based on the specific subject of the exam have 70% of the total weightage (70 marks).

    • The remaining part of GATE Question Paper includes General Aptitude questions carrying 15% of the total marks.

  • In the papers having the codes AR, CY, EY, GG, MA, PH and XL, the General Aptitude section carries 15% of the total marks.

    • The remaining 85% of the total marks will be based on the subject of the paper.

  • There is no negative marking for a wrong answer in NAT questions.

  • The GATE 2019 will be of 180 minutes duration.

About GATE

GATE is a national-level engineering entrance test for admission into M.Tech/ Ph.D. programmes offered at IITs, NITs, and IISc Bangalore, etc. The exam is conducted annually by IISc and 7 IITs (Bombay, Delhi, Madras, Kanpur, Kharagpur, Guwahati and Roorkee) on a rotational basis.

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Best Coaching Institutes for GATE 2019

Preparing for GATE 2019? Feel the need to have some expert guidance? CollegeDekho has compiled a list of some of the best coaching institutes for GATE 2019. While some applicants prefer self-study, there are many who choose to approach coaching institutes for guidance from experts. There are many coaching institutes for GATE across the country that can provide the required guidance to candidates in order to achieve success in the examination.  

GATE exam is one of the sought after examination among engineering and science graduates. Every year, many applicants prepare for this exam for admission into postgraduate programmes or to get shortlisted for recruitment in PSUs. After the entrance exam is concluded, GATE 2019 scores are used by the GATE participating institutes for admission into M.E., M.Tech, MS, and Direct Ph.D. programmes across the country.

How to Choose a GATE Coaching Institute

Before joining a GATE coaching institute, applicants must take the following factors into consideration:

  • Candidates must go through the feedback, related to their study material, and test series etc. of the coaching center.

  • The location of the coaching center also matters. Candidates should opt for coaching centers which are closer to where they live as it will save their traveling effort, time and money.

  • Before selecting a coaching institute, candidates must know about the fee structure of the coaching institute.

  • Before joining any coaching center, candidates should also have a fair idea of the quality of teaching and faculty members.

  • Infrastructure, safety, and assurance are also essential factors that must be kept in mind when choosing a coaching center.

Top Coaching Institutes in India for GATE Entrance Preparation

Some of the top coaching institutes in India that prepare students for GATE entrance exams are listed below:

Made Easy

The Gate Academy

ACE Engineering Academy

Brilliant Tutorials

GateForum

Engineers Zone Education Pvt Ltd

Engineers Academy

Pathfinder Academy Pvt Ltd

T.I.M.E.

Vani Institute

Top Coaching Institutes for GATE in Delhi NCR

The Gate Coach, New Delhi

IES Academy, Delhi

Engineers Institute of India, New Delhi, India

GATE Forum, Coaching For GATE In New Delhi

Made Easy, Institute For GATE In New Delhi

BrainStorm Achiever, Hauz Khas, Delhi

Top Coaching Institutes for GATE in Kolkata, West Bengal

OPUS, West Bengal

Vani Institute, Kolkata

Edufoster, Kolkata

Gateforum, Kolkata

The Gate Academy, Kolkata

 MADE EASY, Kolkata

Triumphant Institute of Management Education Pvt. Ltd. (T.I.M.E.), Kolkata

The Joydeb Sir Classes, Kolkata

Top Coaching Institutes for GATE in Mumbai, Maharashtra

The Gate Academy, Thane

ProGATE GATE Coaching Vashi, Mumbai

IES Coaching (Elite Academy)

Rao IIT Academy, Mumbai

Vidyalankar Classes, Mumbai

Career Avenues, Mumbai

Vijay Shekhar Academy, Mumbai

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Top Coaching Institutes for GATE Chennai, Tamil Nadu

IES GATE Academy, Chennai, Tamil Nadu

Ram Institute of Technology (RIT), Chennai

 

The GATE Academy, Chennai

GATE PATHSHALA Educational Services LLP, Chennai

Sputnik Engineering Academy, Chennai

Triumphant Institute of Management Education Pvt. Ltd. (T.I.M.E.), Chennai

S.K. Academy, Chennai

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Top Coaching Institutes for GATE in Bangalore, Karnataka

The GATE Academy, Jayanagar, Bangalore, Karnataka

CSIR-IIT - Best GATE Coaching and Training Center in Bangalore

 

FIITJEE Hebbal, Bengaluru, Karnataka

Vani Institute, Bangalore

IITians GATE CLASSES: GATE Aerospace| Mechanical| Electronics| Electrical Coaching, Bengaluru

ACE Engineering Academy Bangalore Malleshwaram

IITians GATE CLASSES, Bengaluru, Karnataka

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Top Coaching Institutes for GATE in Jaipur, Rajasthan

The GATE Academy, Jaipur

Rinchtar classes, Jaipur

Engineering Career Tutorial, Jaipur

Gateforum | GATE Coaching in Jaipur

Engineering Masters, Jaipur

ICE Gate Institute, Jaipur

Top Coaching Institutes for GATE in Hyderabad, Telangana

Vani Institute, Hyderabad, Telangana

GATE Study Circle, Hyderabad, Telangana

Vani Institute for GATE Dilsukh Nagar, Hyderabad, Telangana

Gateforum | GATE Coaching in Hyderabad - Abids

The GATE Academy, Hyderabad, Telangana

Neo's Gate Academy, Hyderabad, Telangana

ACE Engineering Academy, Hyderabad, Telangana

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GATE Conducting Body

IIT Madras is the Organising Institute for GATE 2019. The Indian Institute of Science (IISc) and seven Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs at Bombay, Delhi, Guwahati, Kanpur, Kharagpur, Madras, and Roorkee) jointly administer the conduct of GATE. The operations related to GATE in each of the eight zones are managed by a zonal GATE Office at the IITs or IISc. The Organizing Institute (OI) is responsible for end-to-end process and coordination amongst the administering Institutes. 

GATE 2019 Important Dates

Events Dates
GOAPS (GATE Online Application Processing System) Website Opens 1st September 2018
Last Date of Registration Process 21st September 2018 
Extended Closing Date for Submission of (Online) Application 1st October 2018
Last Date for Requesting Change of Examination City 16th November 2018
Admit Card Download 4th January 2019 
Date of Examination 2nd February 2019
3rd February 2019
9th February 2019
10th February 2019
Declaration of Result 16th March 2019 

Contact Details

Address: Organizing Chairman GATE 2019 
GATE Office,
Indian Institute of Technology Madras 
Chennai-600036, Tamil Nadu 
Email: gate2019@iitm.ac.in 
Phone: 044-22578200

FAQs

1. What is GATE?

The Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering (GATE) is an all-India examination conducted by the seven Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs) and the Indian Institute of Science (IISc), Bangalore, on behalf of the National Coordinating Board – GATE, Department of Education, Ministry of Human Resources Development (MHRD), Government of India.

2. What is self-financing & sponsorship in GATE?

Some institutions specify GATE qualification as mandatory even for admission of self-financing students to postgraduate programmes. GATE qualified candidates are also eligible for the award of Junior Research Fellowship in CSIR Laboratories and CSIR sponsored projects. Top rank holders in some GATE papers are entitled to apply for “Shyama Prasad Mukherjee Fellowship” awarded by CSIR. Some government organisations prescribe GATE qualification as a requirement for applying to the post of a Scientist/ Engineer.

Important Dates

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GATE 2019 Important Events Dates
Registration 01 Sep to 01 Oct, 2018
Admit Card 04 Jan, 2019
Exam Date 02 Feb to 10 Feb, 2019
Declaration of Result 16 Mar, 2019

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