Candidates who have applied for the GATE 2019 exam and now wishes to change their exam city preference can do so. The GATE 2019 portal for accessing the application form and making changes is now open from November 13, 2018. The GOAPS portal will remain open until November 16, 2018 for accepting exam city change requests.
Earlier the portal was made open for making corrections in Gender / Category / PwD Status / Dyslexia and other similar learning disabilities. however, the portal is now closed for any changes in the application form accept for the exam city change.
To make changes in the exam city, candidates have to access GOAPS and login using their GATE 2019 enrollment Id and password. After logging in, candidates will be able to make request for changing their exam city preferences.
The candidates who have second thoughts about their previously selected exam city as preference for attending the GATE 2019 exam, can now access GOAPS to request necessary changes.
The exam city, address of the center, name of the center and all other details will be made available via the GATE 2019 Admit Card. The admit card will be made available online from January 04, 2019. The details mentioned in the admit card will be the final ones. Once the admit card is issued, any change requests will not be entertained.
Going with the GATE 2019 trends it has been observed that the last date for any event is usually extended by 1 or 2 days. Thus, it can be expected that the GATE 2019 exam, city change request dates might extend too.
In 2019, GATE exam will be conducted by IIT Madras and will have 24 papers. Statistics is the newest addition to the list of 23 test papers of GATE. GATE 2019 exam date is February 2, 3, 9, and 10, 2019. The exam will be conducted in 2 shifts on each of these days. The shifts being 9:30 AM to 12:30 Noon and 2:30 PM to 5:30 PM.
The exam pattern of GATE 2019 differs for each of the 24 paper. However, a general exam pattern is followed by all the papers. GATE 2019 exam will be in online mode. All 24 papers will have 65 marks in total, carrying a total of 100 marks. The duration of the examination will be 3 hours. There will be 2 types of questions – MCQs and Numerical Answer Type (NAT). And there will be questions carrying 2 marks and 1 marks. For questions carrying 1 marks, the negative marking is -1/3. Similarly for questions carrying 2 marks the negative marking will be of -2/3. Although in NATs, there will be no negative marking.