The registration process for the Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering (GATE) will begin from September 1. A major change is the inclusion of Statistics paper in the entrance exam.

Candidates who wish to join master’s and direct doctoral programmes in engineering, technology, architecture and in other branches of science at various Indian Institute of Science and IITs are required to clear GATE 2019. Interested candidates need to apply from the official website.

This year, the exam will be conducted by the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Madras. Candidates can submit the application forms last by September 21.

GATE 2019 will be held in the morning and evening slots on February 2, 3 and February 9, 10.

The exam will be conducted in 24 subjects including Aerospace Engineering, Agricultural Engineering, Architecture and Planning, Biotechnology, Civil Engineering, Chemical Engineering, Instrumentation Engineering, Mathematics and Mechanical Engineering among other subjects.

A candidate is allowed to appear in only one paper in any one session.

GATE is administered jointly by the Indian Institute of Science (IISc), Bangalore and seven Indian Institutes of Technology (namely, IITs at Bombay, Delhi, Guwahati, Kanpur, Kharagpur, Madras and Roorkee).

Important dates:

The application process starts: September 1, 2018
Last date to apply: September 21
Extended Closing Date for Submission of (Online) Application: October 1
Last Date for the change of examination City (an additional fee will be applicable): November 16
Admit cards: January 4, 2018
GATE 2018 exam date: February 2,3 and February 9, 10, 2018 (9 am to 12 pm and 2 pm to 5 pm)
Result declaration: March 16, 2018

The application fee for unreserved candidates is Rs. 1500, for women and SC/ST/PwD is Rs. 750, and for international candidates is  $ 50.

There is no age limit for GATE 2019.