Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering (GATE)


GATE Exam is conducted in the following 24 disciplines:

  • 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 Science
  • Life Sciences
  • Statistics

Eligibility Criteria

The following are eligible:

  • Bachelor's degree holders in Engineering / Technology / Architecture (4 years after 10+2/ Post-B.Sc./ Post-Diploma) and those who are in the final year of such programs.
  • Master's degree holders in any branch of Science/Mathematics/Statistics/Computer Applications or equivalent and those who are in the final year of such programs.
  • Candidates in the second or higher year of Four-year integrated master's degree programs (Post-B.Sc.) in Engineering / Technology.
  • Candidates in the fourth or higher year of Five-year integrated master's degree programs or Dual Degree programs in Engineering / Technology.
  • Candidates with qualifications obtained through examinations conducted by professional societies recognized by UGC/AICTE as equivalent to B.E./B.Tech. 


The syllabus for the GATE Exam is:

  • Verbal Ability: English grammar, sentence completion, verbal analogies, word groups, instructions, critical reasoning and verbal deduction.
  • Numerical Ability: Numerical computation, numerical estimation, numerical reasoning and data interpretation.
  • Engineering Mathematics (not for all Papers)
  • Technical Ability: Technical questions related to the Paper chosen

The syllabus for different technical fields can be found here:

Important Dates

The important dates for GATE 2019 are as follows:

  • GATE Online Application Processing System (GOAPS) Website Opens: 1st September, 2018
  • Closing Date for Submission of Online Application: 23rd September, 2018
  • Enrolment process closes on: 1st October, 2018
  • Extended Closing Date for submission of Online Application: 3rd October,2018
  • Admit Card will be available on online portal: 4th January, 2019
  • GATE Exam 2019 Dates: 2nd, 3rd, 9th, 10th February, 2019 (9:30 AM to 12:30 Noon) and (2:30 PM to 5:30 PM)
  • Announcement of Results in Online Application Portal: 16th March, 2019

Examination process

  • The exam is of three hours and has 65 questions with maximum marks equal to 100. The exam is conducted online and consists multiple choice and numerical type questions. 
  • The students are first required to apply on the online portal of GATE Exam.
  • Fill in the application form with the required fields of information.
  • If the students are in their final year of degree, they are required to upload a form signed by the head of department, with college seal along with the application form.
  • They have to take the exam on the selected date and alloted center (according to the preference).
  • They have to wait for the result i.e. the normalized score.
  • Apply for admission into masters/doctorate programs of various institutes or various PSUs.
  • Go through the process of various institutes or PSUs as per requirement.

Application Form

The application form is available on the portal for GATE Exam i.e. GOAPS. The GATE Exam 2019 is being conducted by IIT Madras. And the application form is available on the following link:


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