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GATE 2019 Answer Key and Question Paper

Updated On - June 21st 2018 by SHIVANI TIWARI

GATE Answer Key 2019: IIT Madras will publish the final official answer keys in the 3rd week of February. Before that, various coaching centers such as Made Easy, The GATE Academy, GATE Forum, Engineers Academy release GATE answer keys after the conclusion of exams for calculating estimated scores. For calculating probable scores, candidates must use the marking scheme prescribed in GATE exam pattern.

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Candidates can access, download and check their GATE response sheet, question papers and answer keys for each paper/subject, session-wise, estimate scores and also file objections to the answer key through their individual login in GOAPS. Read on to know more about GATE answer keys, the process of downloading, challenging the answer keys, important dates and other such important details.

Important Dates

The important dates for GATE 2019 Answer Key are tabulated below:

EventsTentative Dates
GATE 2019 Scheduled Exam DateFebruary 2, 3, 9 and 10, 2019
Availability of Response Sheet & Question Paper of GATE 2019Second week of February 2019
Availability of Official GATE 2019 Answer KeyThird week of February
Short Window to Challenge the GATE 2019 Official Answer KeyFirst week of March
Availability of GATE 2019 Final Answer KeySecond week of March
Declaration of GATE 2019 ResultsMarch 17, 2019

Please note that dates for availability of GATE Response Sheets/Question Papers/Provisional Answer Keys and window to challenge the Answer Keys are tentative in nature. Candidates are advised to keep checking the official website for further notification in this context.


GATE 2019 Response Sheet

GATE Response Sheets are the individual candidates’ answers to the questions in the GATE papers. Candidates can access their individual response sheet in the following steps:

  • Visit Official website of GATE.
  • Enter candidate’s login credentials to the GOAPS.
  • Click the "View Response" tab.
  • Candidate’s Response to the GATE Question Paper would appear on-screen in pdf format.
  • Download, save and obtain print of the response sheet

Steps for Downloading GATE Answer Keys

GATE Answer Keys will contain the correct solutions/answers to the questions asked in the GATE Papers. Please note that the Answer Keys will be released provisionally in the first place, and later released with changes incorporated (if any) on the basis of valid challenges from the candidates. Candidates can access their subject-specific Answer Keys in the following steps:

  • Click on the ‘Answer Key’ link tab on the candidate dashboard.
  • Select the paper and the relevant answer key.
  • The answer key is displayed on-screen
  • Download, save and obtain prints of the answer key.

How to Challenge Answer Keys

Candidates have the option of raising objections to the answer keys released provisionally. The steps involved in doing so are listed below:

  • Visit Official website of GATE.
  • Enter candidate’s login credentials to the GOAPS.
  • Click ‘Contest Answer Key’ tab to read the ‘Guidelines’ for challenging the Answer Key.
  • Check the declaration stating that guidelines for challenging the GATE Answer Key have been understood and agreed to.
  • Click the “Contest Answer Key" tab to proceed to payment option.
  • For each question challenged, a fee of INR 500 (USD 10 for NRI candidates) has to be paid using either Net Banking or Credit/Debit Cards through the integrated payment gateway.
  • Use the exact question number mentioned in the question paper to submit the challenge. Upload appropriate justification to the challenge and hit submit.

How to estimate the GATE score using the Answer Key?

Candidates can estimate their GATE Score using the Answer Key in the following manner:

  • Add the scores of the correct answers and deduct the scores lost for incorrect answers.
  • Please note that the NAT questions will not have negative marking.
  • The exhibit below tabulates the scoring system for GATE.

Candidates can follow the rule stated below to estimate their scores using the Answer Key:

Type of Question1 Mark Question2 Mark Question
MCQ+1 for Correct Answer -1/3 for Incorrect Answer+2 for Correct Answer -2/3 for Incorrect Answer
NAT+1 for Correct Answer+2 for Correct Answer
GATE ScoreMCQ Score+ NAT Score

GATE Qualifying Marks

The exam conducting authority reserves the right to finalize the qualifying or cut-off scores for GATE. On the basis of previous year’s (2018) data, probable GATE qualifying marks for the most popular papers are tabulated below:

BranchGeneralOBCSC/ST/PH
Computer Science (CS)25.0022.5016.60
Civil Engineering (CE)26.9024.2017.9
Electrical Engineering (EE)29.126.119.4 
Mechanical Engineering (ME)34.731.223.1
Electronics and Communication (EC)25.022.516.6
Production Engineering (PI)32.028.821.3
Instrumentation Engineering (IN)37.033.824.7
Aerospace Engineering (AE)2522.516.6
Chemical Engineering (CH)37.83425.1
Chemistry (CY)25.422.816.9
Physics (PH)29.026.119.3
Geology and Geophysics (GG)32.429.121.5
Biotechnology (BT)27.925.1 18.5
Life Science29.926.919.9AR
Architectural Engineering (AR)43.939.529.2
Agricultural Engineering (AG)25.022.516.6
Maths (MA)29.426.419.5
Petroleum Engineering (PE)39.835.826.5

Previous Year (2018) GATE Answer Key & Question Paper

S.NoGATE PaperGATE Question PaperGATE Final Answer Key 
1Aerospace EngineeringClick hereClick here
2Agricultural EngineeringClick hereClick here
3Architecture and PlanningClick hereClick here
4BiotechnologyClick hereClick here
5Civil EngineeringClick here (Session 1)Click here (Session 1)
Click here (Session 2)Click here (Session 2)
6Chemical EngineeringClick hereClick here
7Computer Sc. and Information TechnologyClick hereClick here 
8ChemistryClick hereClick here
9Electronics and Communication EngineeringClick hereClick here 
10Electrical EngineeringClick hereClick here
11Ecology and EvolutionClick hereClick here
12Geology and GeophysicsClick hereClick here
13Instrumentation EngineeringClick hereClick here
14MathematicsClick hereClick here
15Mechanical EngineeringClick here (Session 1)Click here (Session 1)
Click here (Session 2)Click here (Session 2)
16Mining EngineeringClick hereClick here
17Metallurgical EngineeringClick hereClick here
18Petroleum EngineeringClick hereClick here
19PhysicsClick hereClick here
20Production and Industrial EngineeringClick hereClick here
21Textile Engineering and Fibre ScienceClick hereClick here
22XE- Engineering SciencesClick here (Engineering Mathematics + GA)Click here
Click here (Fluid Mechanics)
Click here (Material Science)
Click here (Solid Mechanics)
Click here (Thermodynamics)
Click here (Poltymer Science & Engg)
Click here (Food Technology)
Click here (Atmospheric & Oceanic Sciences)
23XL- Engineering Life SciencesClick here (Chemistry)Click here
Click here (BioChemistry)
Click here (Botany)
Click here (Micro Biology)
Click here (Zoology)
Click here (Food Technology)

GATE 2017 Answer Key and Question Paper (Official)

S.NoGATE PaperGATE Question PaperGATE Final Answer Key
1Aerospace EngineeringClick hereClick here
2Agricultural EngineeringClick hereClick here
3Architecture and PlanningClick hereClick here
4BiotechnologyClick hereClick here
5Civil EngineeringClick here (Session 1)Click here (Session 1)
Click here (Session 2)Click here (Session 2)
6Chemical EngineeringClick hereClick here
7Computer Sc. and Information TechnologyClick here (Session 1)Click here (Session 1)
Click here (Session 2)Click here (Session 2)
8ChemistryClick hereClick here
9Electronics and Communication EngineeringClick here (Session 1)Click here (Session 1)
Click here (Session 2)Click here (Session 2)
10Electrical EngineeringClick here (Session 1)Click here (Session 1)
Click here (Session 2)Click here (Session 2)
11Ecology and EvolutionClick hereClick here
12Geology and GeophysicsClick hereClick here
13Instrumentation EngineeringClick hereClick here
14MathematicsClick hereClick here
15Mechanical EngineeringClick here (Session 1)Click here (Session 1)
Click here (Session 2)Click here (Session 2)
16Mining EngineeringClick hereClick here
17Metallurgical EngineeringClick hereClick here
18Petroleum EngineeringClick hereClick here
19PhysicsClick hereClick here
20Production and Industrial EngineeringClick hereClick here
21Textile Engineering and Fibre ScienceClick hereClick here
22XE- Engineering SciencesXE-A | XE-BXE-C | XE-DXE-E | XE-FXE-G | XE-H Click here
23XL- Engineering Life SciencesXL-P | XL-QXL-R | XL-SXL-T | XL-U Click here

*The article might have information for the previous academic years, which will be updated soon subject to the notification issued by the University/College

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