GATE: Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering  is an exam of various undergraduate subjects in engineering and science. The exam was started by government of India in 1984. This exam is also considered by Nanyang Technological University in Singapore and many other foreign universities for admission. By such an honor, we can understand the level and authenticity of GATE exam.

Organizing body: GATE is conducted jointly by the  seven Indian Institutes of Technologies at Roorkee, Delhi, Guwahati, Kanpur, Kharagpur, Madras, Bombay  and Indian Institute of Science  on behalf of the National Coordination Board – GATE, Department of Higher Education, Ministry of Human Resources Development (MHRD), Government of India.

GATE score: Score of quilified candidate reflects the relative performance level of a candidate. The GATE score is used for admissions to various post-graduate education programs (e.g. Master of Engineering, Master of Technology, Doctor of Philosophy) in Indian higher education institutes, with financial support provided by MHRD and other government agencies.

In Recent time, GATE scores are also being used by several Indian public sector undertakings (i.e., government-owned companies) for recruiting graduate engineers in entry-level positions.


  • Bachelor’s degree holders and final year appearing in Engineering / Technology / Architecture (4 years after 10+2/ Post-B.Sc./ Post-Diploma)
  • Master’s degree holders and final year appearing in any branch of Science/Mathematics/Statistics/Computer Applications or equivalent
  • 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 (e.g. AMIE by iE(i), AMICE(i) by the institute of Civil Engineers (India)-iCE(i)) as equivalent to B.E./B.Tech.

Age Limit: There is no age limit criterion defined by exam conducting body

Duration of exam: 3 hr

Examination type: computer based online exam

Disciplines for which GATE is Conducted

Currently, GATE is conducted in the following disciplines. An applicant can choose any one of these.

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

Syllabus:  General aptitude consist of verbal ability, numerical ability

Verbal Ability: English grammar, verbal analogies, sentence completion, instructions, critical reasoning, word groups, and verbal deduction.

Numerical Ability: Numerical computation, numerical reasoning, numerical estimation, and data interpretation.

Technical Ability: Technical questions related to the Paper chosen

Engineering Mathematics: (not for all Papers)

Paper Pattern:

Total 65 question asked containing 1 & 2 marks questions

  • 10 questions will be from General Aptitude (Verbal and Numerical ability)
  • 55 questions will be Technical, based on the Paper chosen

Negative Marking System: Generally, 1/3rd of original marks will be deducted for wrong MCQ answers

Examination date: Every year GATE exam is conducted in the month of Feb first or second week.

Release of notification: Every year in the month of September notification for exam is relased.

Previous year Papers: Click Here

GATE 2019 Important Dates


Corrections request concerning Name / DOB/ Details of Parents /Guardian /Correspondence address/ Qualifying degree Details. 27/9/2018  to


Admit Card will be available in the Online Application Portal (for printing) 4th January 2019
GATE 2019 Examination Forenoon

9:30 AM to 12:30 Noon (Tentative)


2:30 PM to 5:30 PM (Tentative)

2nd February 2019
3rd February 2019


9th February 2019
10th February 2019
Announcement of the Results in the Online Application Portal Saturday

16th March 2019

GATE Online Application Processing System (GOAPS) Website Opens Saturday

1st September 2018

Closing Date for Submission of Online Application Extended to
23rd September 2018, 18:00 hrs
Registration process closes on 1st October 2018
Extended Closing Date for Submission of (Online) Application 3rd October 2018
Paper Change Request (closed) 17/10/2018 to 24/10/2018
Corrections request concerning Gender / Category / PwD Status / Dyslexia and other similar learning disabilities 31/10/2018 to 07/11/2018
Requesting Change of Examination City (an additional fee will be applicable) 13th November 2018 16th November 2018

GATE Information Booklet: Click Here 

Apply Online: Click here

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