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GATE 2019 Exam Dates: Exam Schedule, Notification, Application Form

Updated On - November 17th 2018 by ANUPAMA SINGH

GATE 2019 Exam Dates: IIT Madras, regulating body of GATE 2019 will hold the examination in February 2019. The official schedule for the engineering examination is now available at The GATE Online Application Processing System (GOAPS) is now open for receiving applications. The last date to apply online is October 1, 2018. Read the following article to know more about the entire schedule of GATE 2019 exam.  

Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering is conducted for candidates seeking admission to M.Tech/ Ph.D. and other Government Scholarships/Assistantships in the field of engineering and technology. GATE exam is conducted annually by IISc Bangalore and 7 IITs (Bombay, Delhi, Madras, Kanpur, Kharagpur, Guwahati and Roorkee) on a rotational basis. The national level exam is a computer-based test with 65 questions to be solved within 3 hours. Two types of questions are asked in GATE – Objective Type and Numerical Type. The following article talks about the dates and shifts related to the examination. 

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GATE 2019 Application Form Dates

The application forms for GATE 2019 are now available at the official portal i.e. The process of applying for the exam is completely online. Candidates must check GATE Eligibility before starting the registration procedure. There are 4 steps to apply for GATE 2019:

  1. GATE Registration
  2. Fill GATE Application Form
  3. Upload the documents
  4. Pay the application fee

The following table represents the important dates for GATE Registration and Form Correction-

GATE Registration starts fromSeptember 1, 2018
Last Date for submitting GATE Application FormSeptember 21, 2018
Extended Closing Date for submission of FormOctober 1, 2018
Extended Closing Date for GATE Form SubmissionOctober 1, 2018
Last Date for Request for Change in Exam CityNovember 16, 2018

GATE 2019 Exam Dates and Schedule

IIT Madras will release GATE Admit Card in January 2019 at GOAPS website. GATE 2019 is scheduled for multiple dates in February. The duration of exam is 3 hours and it carries a total of 65 questions of 100 marks. Check GATE Exam Pattern and boost your preparation to score better marks.

The following table elucidates tentative GATE 2019 exam dates-

GATE 2019 Admit Card will be available fromJanuary 4, 2019 onwards
GATE 2019 Entrance Test

February 2, 2019

February 3, 2019

February 9, 2019

February 10, 2019

GATE 2019 Exam Schedule

Candidates can take GATE according to their Paper Code only. As over 9 lacs applicants appear for GATE, therefore the exam is scheduled in two sessions- morning and afternoon. The following table represents the tentative schedule of GATE along with the paper codes- 

DateSessionTime (IST)Test Paper Codes
February 2, 201919:00 – 12:00 hrsME, EY, PE, XE, XL
214:00 – 17:00 hrsME, AE, MA, PI
February 3, 201939:00 – 12:00 hrsCS, MN
414:00 – 17:00 hrsAG, AR, BT, CH, CY, GG, IN, MT, PH, TF
February 9, 201959:00 – 12:00 hrsEC
614:00 – 17:00 hrsEE
February 10, 201979:00 – 12:00 hrsCE
814:00 – 17:00 hrsCE

GATE 2019 Important Dates for Result & Counselling

After the evaluation of GATE examination papers, GATE 2019 Result will be declared at GOAPS website. GATE Scorecard will be made available for the qualified candidates after the declaration of result. IITs, IISc Bangalore, NITs, and other GATE Participating Institutes have their own counselling and admission procedure for M.Tech. admissions. The admission is entirely based on GATE scores

The counselling process for NITs will be held through Centralized Counselling for M.Tech. / M.Plan CCMT (CCMT) while the IITs and IISc Bangalore have their own counselling procedures.

The tentative dates related to Result and Counselling are:

Declaration of GATE ResultMarch 16, 2019
GATE 2019 Scorecard will be available for download from March 20 – May 21, 2019

GATE Scorecard is valid for a period of 3 years from the date of announcement of results. The scorecard can be downloaded till May 21, 2019. In case, a candidate forgets to download scorecard or lost it, it can be retrieved by paying a fee of INR 500 for obtaining the same. 

PSU Through GATE Score

Not only admission into Masters’ program but, GATE 2019 could be taken for job opportunities at various Public Sector Enterprises (PSUs). The recruiting schedule for GATE 2019 is still not out, so candidates can check the dates of the previous year recruitment season to prepare accordingly for the recruitment season of GATE 2019.

PSU NameStream EligibleIndividual PSUs Regisration (tentative)
MAZAGON DOCK SHIPBUILDERS LIMITEDME, EEJanuary 6, 2019 – February 6, 2019
INDIAN OIL CORPORATION LIMITEDCH, CE, CS, EE, EC, IN, ME, MT, PE, XEDecember 17, 2018 – February 7, 2019
GAIL (INDIA) LIMITEDCH, ME, EE, IN, CS, ECDecember 22, 2018 – January 29, 2019
BHARAT HEAVY ELECTRICALS LIMITEDME, EE, EC, MTJanuary 4, 2019 – February 3, 2019
OIL AND NATURAL GAS LIMITEDCS, ME, PE, CE, EE, EC, PH, IN, CH, GG, CY, MAMarch 1, 2019 – April 1, 2019
NTPC LIMITEDEE, ME, EC, CE, CS, ITJanuary 10 – 31, 2019
POWERGRIDEE, EC, CE, CSJanuary 15, 2019 – February 28, 2019
WBSEDCLEESeptember 1, 2018 – October 9, 2018
OIL INDIA LIMITEDME, GGJanuary 15, 2019 – February 14, 2019
NHPC LIMITEDEE, CE, ME, GGJanuary 1, 2019 – February 1, 2019

GATE Expected CCMT Schedule

The expected CCMT Counselling procedure schedule will give the GATE applicants a fair idea about the CCMT 2019 counselling process if they are planning to apply for admission to M.Tech. / M.Plan. Courses at any of the NITs. Please note that these dates are tentative and for the preparation of the candidates for the counselling process-

  • Availability of the Information Brochure: April 24, 2019
  • Start of CCMT 2019 online applications: April 24, 2019
  • Last Date for Payment by NEFT:  May 16, 2019
  • Last date for Online fee payment: May 18, 2019
  • Last Date for Choice Filling: May 20, 2019
  • Round 1 of Seat Allotment: May 31, 2019
  • Round 2 of Seat Allotment: June 9, 2019
  • Round 3 of Seat Allotment: June 19, 2019
  • National Spot Round:  July 8 - July 10 2019

Schedule for IIT Admissions Through GATE 2019

Name of InstituteApplication Starting Date (tentative)Last Date for Applying (tentative)
IIT BombayFebruary 1, 2019March 21, 2019
IIT DelhiFebruary 2019March 2019
IIT GuwahatiMarch 2019April 2019
IIT KanpurMarch 2019April 2019
IIT KharagpurMarch 2019April 2019
IIT MadrasMarch 2019April 2019
IIT RoorkeeMarch 2019April 2019
IIT BhubaneshwarMarch 2019April 2019
IIT GandhinagarMarch 2019April 2019
IIT HyderabadMarch 2019April 2019
IIT IndoreMarch 2019April 2019
IIT MandiMarch 2019April 2019
IIT PatnaMarch 2019April 2019
IIT JodhpurApril 2019April 2019
IIT RoparApril 2019April 2019
IIT Varanasi (BHU)March 2019April 2019
IISc BangaloreApril 2019May 2019
IIT DhanbadApril 2019May 2019

*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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