GATE Answer Key 2019

Nidhi Bahl Updated On: 07 Dec, 2018 15:39 IST

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GATE 2019 Answer Key

The GATE 2019 Answer Key will be available soon after the exam is conducted. The Answer Key is released for all 24 papers. 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 March. 

For calculating the probable score, GATE applicants must use the marking scheme prescribed in the GATE 2019 Exam Pattern. The answer key of GATE 2019, including the process to download and Steps to Challenge GATE Answer key 2019. Candidates can then check official answer key to know correct answers and also raise objections within answer key objection window. 

Candidates can download the Previous year Answer Keys for 2016, 2017, 2018 here!

GATE 2019 Answer Key- Important Dates



GATE 2018 Exam Date

2nd, 3rd, 9th, 10th February 2019

GATE 2018 Final Answer Keys

14th March 2019 (Tentatively)

GATE 2018 Exam Result

16th 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.

Calculation of probable score using the answer key of GATE 2019

For calculating the probable score, the applicants must follow the marking scheme as prescribed in the GATE 2019 Exam Pattern. Candidate can follow the steps given here to calculate the probable score:

  • Firstly, calculate the total number of correct attempts and allocate the marks accordingly and then calculate the overall correct answer marks.

  • After this, the candidate has to calculate the total negative marks for incorrect answers/efforts. 

  • It must be noted that only MCQs has negative marking. There is no negative marking for NAT questions in GATE 2019 examination.

Total Marks= Total marks secured for the correct response- Negative marks for the incorrect response.

Marking Scheme of GATE 2019

Category Correct Answer Incorrect Answer
MCQs (Multiple Choice Questions) 1 marks (1 x number of correct answers) 1/3 (1/3 x number of wrong answers)
2 marks (2 x number of correct answers) 2/3 (2/3 x number of wrong answers)
NAT (Numerical Answer Type) 1 marks No Negative Marking
2 marks No Negative Marking

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