GATE Syllabus 2019, Exam Pattern, Date

GATE Syllabus 2019 : Indian Institute of Technology Madras (IITM) is the Organizing Institute for GATE 2019. GATE 2019 examination will be conducted for 24 subjects on 2nd, 3rd, 9th & 10th of February, 2019 in different cities across India, as well as, in 6 cities outside India. To know the exam pattern of all the 24 subjects (papers) of the GATE 2019, please read below.

GATE Exam pattern 2019 and syllabus for each of the papers are available on GATE 2019 website gate.iitm.ac.in. According to GATE 2019 information brochure, GATE 2019 examination will be an online computer based test having 2 types of questions – MCQs and NAT. Each paper shall be of 3 hours duration and consist of 65 questions for a total of 100 marks.

Like always, this year too, candidates will be allowed to appear in any one paper in any one session as per their choice and eligibility. A list having names of all the 24 papers and paper codes for GATE 2019 is given below

GATE PaperCode
Geology and GeophysicsGG
Ecology and EvolutionEY
Electrical EngineeringEE
Electronics and Communication EngineeringEC
ChemistryCY
Computer Science and Information TechnologyCS
Chemical EngineeringCH
Civil EngineeringCE
BiotechnologyBT
Architecture and PlanningAR
Agricultural EngineeringAG
Aerospace EngineeringAE
Textile Engineering and Fibre ScienceTF
StatisticsST
Production and Industrial EngineeringPI
PhysicsPH
Petroleum EngineeringPE
Metallurgical EngineeringMT
Mining EngineeringMN
Mechanical EngineeringME
MathematicsMA
Instrumentation EngineeringIN
Life SciencesXL
Engineering SciencesXE

Life Sciences (XL) and Engineering Sciences (XE) papers / subjects are of general nature and will be comprised of Sections listed in the below table

Life Sciences (XL) Paper sectionsCodeEngineering Sciences (XE) paper sectionsCode
Chemistry (Compulsory)PEngineering Mathematics
(Compulsory)
A
Any 2 optional sectionsAny 2 optional sections
Food TechnologyUAtmospheric and Oceanic SciencesH
ZoologyTFood TechnologyG
MicrobiologySPolymer Science and EngineeringF
BotanyRThermodynamicsE
BiochemistryQSolid MechanicsD
Materials ScienceC
Fluid MechanicsB

GATE 2019 Exam Pattern

The GATE 2019 exam pattern includes type of questions, the design of the question paper, marking scheme, distribution of marks and questions, mode of the examination and the duration. Since you are an aspirant of GATE 2019, therefore knowing each of them is necessary for you. It will help you in understanding the exam pattern and prepare accordingly.

GATE Exam Pattern

Table View

Mode of GATE 2019 examOnline [Computer Based Test]
Total no. of GATE papers / subjects24
Duration of GATE 20193 hours
Types of questionsMCQs & NAT
No. of questions65
Total marks100

Detailed View

  • GATE 2019 examination for all the 24 subjects will be conducted as online computer based test (CBT)
  • Candidates will have to appear in one paper appropriate to the discipline of their qualifying degree
  • Each paper shall be for 3 hours duration and has 65 questions for a total of 100 marks
  • Each paper will have few MCQs carrying 1 or 2 marks; there will be negative marking for wrong answers. If there will be an MCQ for 2 marks then 2/3 marks will be deducted for a wrong answer but for 1-mark MCQ, 1/3 mark will be deducted for a wrong answer
  • Each paper will also have Numerical Answer Type (NAT) questions carrying 1 or 2 marks; there is no negative marking for a wrong answer
  • Each paper will have 10 questions of 15 marks on General Aptitude; questions will be designed to test the language & analytical skills
  • Question papers of AR, ST, CY, EY, GG, MA, PH and XL will have questions from General Aptitude and the subject itself. No questions will be there from engineering mathematics
  • Question papers of AE, AG, BT, CE, CH, CS, EC, EE, IN, ME, MN, MT, PE, PI, TF and XE will have questions from engineering mathematics, general aptitude and the subject itself

Marking Scheme [Distribution Of Marks and Questions]

10 General Aptitude (GA) questions carry a total of 15 marks will be in each paper. In GA section of question paper, there will be 5 questions carrying 2-marks each and 5 questions carrying 1-marks each.

GG (Geology and Geophysics) Paper

  • Along with the General Aptitude section, GG paper will have two more sections / parts – Part A and Part B
  • Part A is compulsory for all the candidates; it will have 25 questions, each of 1 mark
  • Part B contains two sections: Section 1 (Geology) and Section 2 (Geophysics); candidates will have to attempt questions in either Section 1 or Section 2; either section of Part B consists of 30 questions carrying 2-marks each

XE (Engineering Sciences) Paper

  • Section General Aptitude will have 10 questions carrying a total of 15 marks
  • Along with the General Aptitude section, XE paper will have 2 more parts – Part A & Part B
  • Part A is compulsory for all the candidates; it will have 11 questions on Engineering Mathematics; out of 11 questions carrying a total of 15 marks, there will be 4 questions carrying 2-marks each and 7 questions carrying 1-mark each.
  • There will be also few numerical answer type questions
  • Part B will be optional; candidates will have to select any two of the sections; each of the section will have 22 questions carrying a total of 35 marks

XL (Life Sciences) Paper

  • Section General Aptitude will have 10 questions carrying a total of 15 marks
  • Along with the General Aptitude section, XE paper will have 2 more parts – Part A & Part B
  • Part A is compulsory for all the candidates; it will have 11 questions on Chemistry; out of 15 questions carrying a total of 25 marks, there will be 10 questions carrying 2-marks each and 5 questions carrying 1-mark each.
  • There will be also few numerical answer type questions
  • Part B will be optional; candidates will have to select any two of the sections; each of the section will have 20 questions carrying a total of 30 marks

Question Papers Other Than GG, XE and XL

  • Along with the General Aptitude section, papers will have 25 questions carrying 1-mark each (sub-total 25 marks) and 30 questions carrying 2-marks each (sub-total 60 marks) consisting of both the MCQ and NAT Questions.

GATE Syllabus 2019

Paper wise syllabus is given on GATE website gate.iitm.ac.in. Below we have given syllabus for each of the papers.

GATE Syllabus

General Aptitude (GA) [Common In All Papers]

  • Verbal Ability – verbal analogies, English grammar, sentence completion, word groups,
    instructions, critical reasoning and verbal deduction
  • Numerical Ability – Numerical estimation, numerical reasoning, Numerical computation and data interpretation

GATE Paper Wise Syllabus

Paper / Subject CodePaper / Subject nameSyllabus
AEAerospace EngineeringClick here
PHPhysicsClick here
AGAgricultural EngineeringClick here
PIProduction and Industrial EngineeringClick here
ARArchitecture and PlanningClick here
STStatisticsClick here
BTBiotechnologyClick here
CECivil EngineeringClick here
TFTextile Engineering and Fibre ScienceClick here
CHChemical EngineeringClick here
CSComputer Sc. and Information TechnologyClick here
CYChemistryClick here
ECElectronics and Communication Engg.Click here
EEElectrical EngineeringClick here
EYEcology and EvolutionClick here
GGGeology and GeophysicsClick here
INInstrumentation EngineeringClick here
MAMathematicsClick here
MEMechanical EngineeringClick here
MNMining EngineeringClick here
MTMetallurgical EngineeringClick here
PEPetroleum EngineeringClick here
XE-AEngineering MathematicsClick here
XE-BFluid MechanicsClick here
XE-CMaterials ScienceClick here
XE-DSolid MechanicsClick here
XE-EThermodynamicsClick here
XE-FPolymer Science and EngineeringClick here
XE-GFood TechnologyClick here
XE-HAtmospheric and Oceanic SciencesClick here
XL-PChemistryClick here
XL-QBiochemistryClick here
XL-RBotanyClick here
XL-S MicrobiologyClick here
XL-TZoologyClick here
XL-UFood TechnologyClick here

GATE 2019 Important Instructions

  • While appearing for the examination, students must carry valid admit card and original photo identity proof along with them
  • Students must report at the examination venue 60 minutes before the commencement of the examination
  • Mobile phones or any other electronic device cannot be used inside the examination hall
  • Printed or hand-written material inside the examination hall is strictly prohibited
  • Candidates will be provided scribble pads by the invigilators for rough work. They are required to write his/ her name and registration number on the pad
  • Candidates will be allowed to appear for the examination only after the credentials are verified
  • Applicants will be permitted to occupy their seats 35 minutes before the start of the examination
  • Students are not permitted to leave the examination hall before the end of the examination
  • Any kind of communication forms are also strictly prohibited inside the examination hall
  • A virtual scientific calculator shall be provided to the aspirants of GATE 2019 on the screen

GATE Exam Dates 2019

GATE 2019 exam dates are out. As per information brochure, this year, Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering (GATE) shall be conducted on 2nd, 3rd, 9th & 10th of February, 2019.

FAQs

  1. What Are The Total Marks Of A GATE Paper?

A. Each of the GATE 2019 papers shall be of 100 marks, consisting of 1 mark, 1.5 mark, and 2-mark questions.

2. What Will Be The Mode Of GATE 2019 Exam?

A. GATE 2019 exam will be an online test i.e. a computer based test.

3. What Type Of Questions Will Be Asked In GATE 2019, Objective or Subjective?

A. Papers of GATE 2019 exam will have two types of questions – MCQs & Numerical Answer Type [NAT].

4. How Many Questions Are Asked In GATE?

A. In each paper of GATE 2019, there shall be 65 questions.

5. Can I Use Any Type Of Calculator For GATE Exam?

A. No, you cannot use any physical calculator. However, a virtual scientific calculator shall be provided by the authorities at the time of GATE 2019 exam.

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