The IIT Madras is the exam conducting body for GATE 2019. A lot of anticipating had been going on who will conduct GATE 2019 and what will be the exam dates? The exam conducting body has released complete details about GATE 2019. The exam is scheduled to be held in two sessions – Forenoon (09:00 AM to 12:00 Noon) and the other in afternoon (02:00 PM to 5:00 PM).
The exam dates for GATE 2019 are 02, 03, 09 and 10 February 2019. It is an online computer based test for 3 hours duration and they consist of 65 questions for a total of 100 marks.
This year, one of the major change in the entrance test is that GATE 2019 examination will be conducted for 24 papers. Last year, there was 23 number of subjects. The new addition is Statistics subject and its code is ST. Other than this, the candidates will also get an opportunity to submit the application form in case if they miss the deadline. No other change has been implied other the mentioned.
The registration process and the GATE Online Application Processing System (GOAPS) Website will open from September 01, 2018. The last date to submit the application form for GATE 2019 without late fee is September 21, 2018, and with late fee is October 01, 2018.
GATE 2019 will consist of two type of questions – MCQ type and Numerical Answer Type questions. The MCQ type questions will carry 01 or 02 marks in all the papers and sections. Also, there will be a negative marking of 1/3 marks for 1-mark MCQ, and 2/3 mark will be deducted for 02 marks MCQ.
The NAT type questions will consist of 1 or 2 marks, furthermore, there is no negative marking for a wrong answer in NAT questions.
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The 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.
Those who wish to seek admission in Master’s programs and direct Doctoral programs in Engineering/Technology/Architecture and Doctoral programs in relevant branches of Science, in the institutions supported by the MHRD and other Government agencies, must apply for GATE 2019.
Moreover, the score for GATE 2019 is used by many Public Sector Undertakings (PSUs) such as Nuclear Power Corporation of India Limited (NPCIL), Oil and Natural Gas Corporation Limited (ONGC), Rashtriya Chemical And Fertilizers Limited (RCFL), and many more.