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About GATE

GATE – Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering -is basically an examination on the comprehensive understanding of the candidates in various undergraduate subjects in Engineering/ Technology/ Architecture and post-graduate level subjects in Science. GATE 2018 will be conducted for 23 subjects (also referred to as “papers”) and it would be distributed over 3rd, 4th, 10th & 11th of February 2018. The GATE examination centres are spread in different cities across India, as well as, at six cities abroad. It would purely be a Computer Based Test (CBT).


The GATE score would reflect the relative performance level of the candidate in a particular subject, which is quantified based on the several years of examination data. Note that the GATE 2018 score is valid for THREE YEARS from the date of announcement of the results.


Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering (GATE) is an examination conducted jointly by the Indian Institute of Science (IISc), Bangalore and the seven Indian Institutes of Technology (at Bombay, Delhi, Guwahati, Kanpur, Kharagpur, Madras and Roorkee) on behalf of the National Coordination Board (NCB)-GATE, Department of Higher Education, Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD), Government of India.


Qualifying in GATE is a mandatory requirement for seeking admission and/or financial assistance to: (i) Master’s programs and direct Doctoral programs in Engineering / Technology / Architecture and (ii) Doctoral programs in relevant branches of Science, in the institutions supported by the MHRD and other Government agencies. Even in some colleges and institutions, which admit students without MHRD scholarship/assistantship, the GATE qualification is mandatory. Further, many Public Sector Undertakings (PSUs) have been using the GATE score in their recruitment process.


The information in this brochure is mainly categorized into Pre-Examination (Eligibility, Application Submission, Examination Centres, etc.), Examination (Pattern, Marks/Score, etc.) and Post-Examination (Answers, Contests, Results, Scorecard, etc.) sections.


GATE 2019 : Eligibility

• B.E./B.Tech./B.Pharm : Bachelor’s degree holders in Engineering/Technology (4 years after 10+2 or 3 years after B.Sc./Diploma in Engineering /Technology).


• B. Arch. : Bachelor’s degree holders of Architecture (5 years course).


• B.Sc. (Research)/ B.S. : Bachelor’s degree in Science (Post-Diploma/4 years after 10+2) M. Sc./ M.A./ MCA or equivalent.


• M. Sc./M.A./MCA or equivalent: Master’s degree in any branch of Science/ Mathematics/ Statistics/ Computer Applications or equivalent.


• Int. M.E./M.Tech.(Post-B.Sc.) : Post-BSc Integrated Master’s degree programs in Engineering/ Technology (4 years program)


• Int. M.E./M.Tech. or Dual Degree(after Diploma or 10+2) : Integrated Master’s degree program or Dual Degree program in Engineering/Technology (5 years program).


• Int. M.Sc./Int. B.S.-M.S. : Integrated M.Sc. or 5 years integrated B.S.-M.S. program.


• Professional Society Examinations (equivalent to B.E./B.Tech./B. Arch.) : B.E./B.Tech./B.Arch. equivalent examinations of Professional Societies, recognized by MHRD/UPSC/AICTE (e.g., AMIE by Institution of Engineers-India, AMICE by the Institute of Civil Engineers-India).


GATE 2019 : Exam Pattern

Section Question Number No. of Questions Marks Per Question Total Marks
General Aptitude
Technical + Engineering
Mathematics
1 to 5
6 to 10
11 to 35
36 to 65
5
5
25
30
1
2
1
2
5
10
25
60
Total Questions : 65 || Total Marks : 100 || Total Duration : 3 Hrs
Technical Section
70 - 72 Marks
General Aptitude
15 Marks
Engineering Mathematics
13 - 15 Marks
25 marks to 40 marks will allotted to numeric answer type questions.

GATE 2019 : Exam. Information


GATE 2018 examination will be conducted for 23 papers (subjects) as listed in Table 4.2. A candidate can appear for only one of the 23 GATE papers. The examination for all the papers will be conducted in an ONLINE Computer Based Test (CBT) mode where the candidates will be shown the questions on a computer screen.


A Virtual Scientific Calculator will be available on the computer screen during the examination. Candidates have to use the same during the examination. Personal calculators, wristwatches, mobile phones or any other electronic devices are NOT allowed inside the examination hall. Candidates should not bring any charts/tables/papers into the examination hall. GATE officials will not be responsible for the safe-keep of the candidates’ personal belongings.


GATE – 2019 : Exam. Duration


All the papers of the GATE 2018 examination will be for 3 hours duration and they consist of 65 questions for a total of 100 marks. Since the examination is an ONLINE computer based test, at the end of the stipulated time (3-hours), computer will automatically close the screen inhibiting any further action.


GATE 2019 : Question Papers


GATE 2019 would contain questions of two different types in all the papers:


(i) Multiple Choice Questions (MCQ) carrying 1 or 2 marks each in all the papers and sections. These questions are objective in nature, and each will have a choice of four answers, out of which the candidate has to select (mark) the correct answer. Negative Marking for Wrong Answers: For a wrong answer chosen in a MCQ, there will be negative marking. For 1-mark MCQ, 1/3 mark will be deducted for a wrong answer. Likewise, for 2-mark MCQ, 2/3 mark will be deducted for a wrong answer.


(ii) Numerical Answer Type (NAT)

Questions carrying 1 or 2 marks each in all the papers and sections. For these questions, the answer is a signed real number, which needs to be entered by the candidate using the virtual numeric keypad on the monitor (keyboard of the computer will be disabled). No choices will be shown for these type of questions. The answer can be a number such as 10 or -10 (an integer only). The answer may be in decimals as well, for example, 10.1 (one decimal) or 10.01 (two decimals) or -10.001 (three decimals). These questions will be mentioned with, up to which decimal places, the candidates need to make an answer. Also, an appropriate range will be considered while evaluating the numerical answer type questions so that the candidate is not penalized due to the usual round-off errors. Wherever required and possible, it is better to give NAT answer up to a maximum of three decimal places.

There is NO negative marking for a wrong answer in NAT questions.


GATE – 2019 : Marks


In all the papers, there will be a total of 65 questions carrying 100 marks, out of which 10 questions carrying a total of 15 marks will be on General Aptitude (GA), which is intended to test the Language and Analytical Skills. In the papers bearing the codes AE, AG, BT, CE, CH, CS, EC, EE, IN, ME, MN, MT, PE, PI, TF and XE, the Engineering Mathematics will carry around 15% of the total marks, the General Aptitude section will carry 15% of the total marks and the remaining 70% of the total marks is devoted to the subject of the paper. In the papers bearing the codes AR, CY, EY, GG, MA, PH and XL, the General Aptitude section will carry 15% of the total marks and the remaining 85% of the total marks is devoted to the subject of the paper.


GATE – 2019 : Score


After the evaluation of the answers, the actual (raw) marks obtained by a candidate will be considered for computing the GATE Score. For multi-session papers (subjects), raw marks obtained by the candidates in different sessions will be converted to Normalized marks for that particular subject. Thus, raw marks (for single session papers) or normalized marks (for multisession papers) will be used for computing the GATE Score based on the qualifying marks.


GATE – 2019 : Normalized Marks


Based on the above, and considering various normalization methods, the committee arrived at the following formula for calculating the normalized marks for the multi-session papers. Normalization mark of 𝒋𝒕𝒉 candidate in the 𝒊𝒕𝒉 session 𝒊𝒋 is given by where M𝒊𝒋: is the actual marks obtained by the 𝒋𝒕𝒉 candidate in 𝒊𝒕𝒉 session
: is the average marks of the top 0.1% of the candidates considering all sessions
: is the sum of mean and standard deviation marks of the candidates in the paper considering all sessions
: is the average marks of the top 0.1% of the candidates in the ith session
: is the sum of the mean marks and standard deviation of the ith session


GATE – 2019 : Calculation of GATE Score for All Papers

For all papers for which there is only one session, actual marks obtained by the candidates will be used for calculating the GATE 2018 Score. For papers in multi-sessions, normalized marks will be calculated corresponding to the raw marks obtained by a candidate and the GATE 2018 Score will be calculated based on the normalized marks. The GATE 2018 score will be computed using the formula given below. Gate Score = In the above formulae M : marks obtained by the candidate (actual marks for single session papers and normalized marks for multi-session papers) Mq : is the qualifying marks for general category candidate in the paper
: is the mean of marks of top 0.1% or top 10 (whichever is larger) of the candidates who appeared in the paper (in case of multi-session papers including all sessions)
Sq : 350, is the score assigned to Mq.
St : 900, is the score assigned to .
In the GATE 2018 the qualifying marks (Mq) for general category student in each subject will be 25 marks (out of 100) or m + s, whichever is larger. Here m is the mean and s is the standard deviation of marks of all the candidates who appeared in the paper. After the declaration of results, GATE Scorecards can be downloaded by the GATE qualified candidates ONLY.


GATE 2019 : International


GATE 2018 examinations will be conducted in the following cities abroad: Addis Ababa (Ethiopia), Colombo (Sri Lanka), Dhaka (Bangladesh), Dubai (UAE), Kathmandu (Nepal), Singapore. The application fee for Dubai (UAE) and Singapore centres is US$ 100; and for the remaining it is US$ 50. Candidates of any nationality can opt for international centres.

SUBJECT-WISE GATE CUT-OFF ( 2015-18)

Civil Engineering

Subject 2015 2016 2017 2018
General Aptitude 15 15 15 15
Engg. Maths 13 14 13 13
Geotechnical Engineering 14 14 13 16
Environmental Engineering 8 10 11 10
Transportation Engineering 8 6 8 8
Strength of Materials 6 4 8 8
FM&HM 9 7 7 5
Structural Analysis 6 7 6 2
RCC 7 4 5 8
Surveying 6 4 4 4
Hydrology 4 3 4 3
Design of Steel Structures 2 2 2 5
Irrigation 2 2 2 3

Electrical Engineering

Subject 2015 2016 2017 2018
General Aptitude 15 15 15 15
Engg. Maths 9 14 13 17
Electrical Machines 13 10 14 9
Electric Fields & Circuits 14 17 13 18
Control Systems 10 10 10 6
Power Systems 9 10 9 8
Power Electronics 7 10 8 8
Signals & Systems 7 6 6 8
Analog Electronics 6 2 5 3
Measurements 4 2 4 3
Digital Electronics & MP 6 4 3 5

Mechanical Engineering

Subject 2015 2016 2017 2018
General Aptitude 15 15 15 15
Engg. Maths 14 13 13 13
Production Engg. 16 15 15 14
Thermal Engg. 10 10 10 8
Strength of Materials 8 10 9 14
FM&HM 5 8 9 11
Theory of Machines 9 7 7 9
Signals & Systems 7 6 6 8
Heat Transfer 10 7 6 2
IM&OR 6 5 6 5
Engg. Mechanics 3 6 5 5
Machine Design 4 4 5 4

Electronics & Comm. Engineering

Subject 2015 2016 2017 2018
General Aptitude 15 15 15 15
Engg. Maths 9 11 12 14
Signals & Systems 10 13 11 9
Digital & Microprocessor 7 6 10 11
Control Systems 7 9 9 7
EMT 8 11 8 8
Communication 9 10 8 9
Signals & Systems 7 6 6 8
Heat Transfer 10 7 6 2
IM&OR 6 5 6 5
Engg. Mechanics 3 6 5 5
Machine Design 4 4 5 4

Instrumentation Engineering

Subject 2015 2016 2017 2018
General Aptitude 15 15 15 15
Engg. Maths 8 12 8 13
Analog Electronics 13 11 14 8
Electrical Circuits 11 10 11 9
Signals & Systems 12 12 10 9
Control Systems 8 12 10 11
Measurements 8 9 10 9
Sensors 9 7 10 10
Optical Instrumentation 9 4 8 5
Digital Electronics 7 8 4 11

Chemical Engineering

Subject 2015 2016 2017 2018
General Aptitude 15 15 15 15
Engineering Mathematics 11 12 13 12
Process Calculations 6 9 10 5
Electrical Circuits 11 10 11 9
Chemical Eng. Thermo. 11 8 8 8
Fluid Mechanics 13 10 9 10
Mechanical Operations 2 5 3 5
Heat Transfer 9 10 8 10
Mass Transfer 12 8 11 8
Chemical Reaction Eng. 10 11 11 11
Inst. and Process Control 8 8 4 8
Plant Design and Economics 4 5 5 5
Chemical Technology 5 3 5 3

Computer Engineering

Subject 2015 2016 2017 2018
General Aptitude 15 15 15 15
Discrete Maths 23 16 16 19
Theory of Computation 6 9 10 7
Computer Organisation 8 9 10 11
Programming Languages 4 6 10 7
Computer Networks 10 9 8 7
DBMS 6 4 8 4
Design & Analysis of Algo. 10 11 6 7
Operating Systems 6 9 6 10
Digital Logic 4 4 5 4
Compiler Design 4 4 4 6
Data Structures 4 4 2 3

Production Engineering

Subject 2015 2016 2017 2018
General Aptitude 15 15 15 15
Engg. Maths 13 13 13 14
IM&OR 18 20 26 25
Production Engg. 24 26 25 24
SM & Engg. Mechanics 12 10 5 6
Machine Design 0 0 5 4
DBMS 6 4 8 4
Design & Analysis of Algo. 10 11 6 7
Operating Systems 6 9 6 10
Digital Logic 4 4 5 4
Compiler Design 4 4 4 6
Data Structures 4 4 2 3