Paper Pattern for GATE

Published On: 24 Feb 2012

 | Last Updated On: 17 Sep 2013

Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering (GATE) is conducted annually for admissions to various science and technology post-graduate programs by the six Indian Institutes of Technology and Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, on behalf of the National Co-coordinating Board-GATE, Ministry of Human Resources Development (MHRD), Department of Education and Government of India. The GATE committee, which comprises of representatives from the administering institutes, is the sole authority for regulating the examination and declaring the Results.

Paper Pattern for GATE 2014 –

GATE 2014 will be conducted in the subjects (also referred to as “papers”) shown in below table. Candidates must familiarize with the paper code for the paper of their choice, as this knowledge will be required at the time of application form submission and appearing for the examination.

Since a candidate is allowed to appear in only one of the 22 papers for which GATE 2014 examination is being held, the candidate has to make the choice of the paper he/she wishes to write carefully. The below table gives the list of GATE papers and paper codes for GATE 2014

Examination Papers for GATE 2014 –

GATE Paper

Code

GATE Paper

Code

Aerospace Engineering

AE

Geology and Geophysics

GG

Agricultural Engineering

AG

Instrumentation Engineering

IN

Architecture and Planning

AR

Mathematics

MA

Biotechnology

BT

Mechanical Engineering

ME

Civil Engineering

CE

Mining Engineering

MN

Chemical Engineering

CH

Metallurgical Engineering

MT

Computer Science and Information Technology

CS

Physics

PH

Chemistry

CY

Production and Industrial Engineering

PI

Electronics and Communication Engineering

EC

Textile Engineering and Fibre Science

TF

Electrical Engineering

EE

Engineering Sciences

XE*

Ecology and Evolution

EY

Life Sciences

XL**

*XE Paper Sections

Code

**XL Paper Sections

Code

Engineering Mathematics (Compulsory)

A

Chemistry (Compulsory)

H

Fluid Mechanics

B

Biochemistry

I

Materials Science

C

Botany

J

Solid Mechanics

D

Microbiology

K

Thermodynamics

E

Zoology

L

Polymer Science and Engineering

F

Food Technology

M

Food Technology

G

 

 

* XE (Engineering Sciences) and XL (Life Sciences) papers are of general nature and will comprise of the sections listed in the above table. More detailed explanation is given below.

General Aptitude Questions -

All the papers will contain few questions that test the General Aptitude (Language and Analytical Skills), apart from the core subject of the paper.

XE Paper -

A candidate appearing in the XE paper has to answer the following:

  • Section A - Engineering Mathematics
  • GA - General Aptitude
  • Any two of XE sections B to G

The choice of two out of the sections B to G can be made at the time of appearing for the exam after viewing the questions. Only two optional sections can be answered at a time. A candidate wishing to change from one optional to another optional section during the exam must first choose to deselect one of the previously chosen optional sections (B to G).

XL Paper -

A candidate appearing in the XL paper has to answer the following

  • Section H - Chemistry
  • GA - General Aptitude
  • Any two of XL sections I to M

The choice of two out of the sections I to M can be made at the time of appearing for the exam after viewing the questions. Only two optional sections can be answered at a time. A candidate wishing to change from one optional to another optional section during the exam must first choose to deselect one of the previously chosen optional sections (I to M).

Duration and Exam Type -

The GATE examination consists of a single paper of 3 hours duration that contains 65 questions carrying a maximum of 100 marks. The question paper will consist of only objective questions.

The examination for the papers with codes AE, AG, AR, BT, CE, CH, CY, GG, PH, MA, MN, MT, TF, XE, and XL will be carried out as online computer based test where the candidates will be shown the questions in a random sequence on a computer screen. The candidates are required to enter the answer for each question using a mouse (keyboards will be disabled).

Candidates will be provided with blank paper sheets for rough work. At the end of the three hour window, the computer will automatically close the screen from further actions.

For all other papers (CS, EC, EE, IN, ME, and PI), the candidates will be given the questions printed on a paper, and they have to mark the correct choice on an Optical Response Sheet (ORS) by darkening the appropriate bubble against each question using a black ink ball point pen.

Pattern of Question Papers and Marking Scheme -

Pattern of Question Papers -

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 are in General Aptitude (GA).

In the papers bearing the codes AE, AG, BT, CE, CH, CS, EC, EE, IN, ME, MN, MT, 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 percentage 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 2014 would contain questions of two different types in various papers:

  • Multiple Choice Questions (MCQ) carrying 1 or 2 marks each in all 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 mark the correct answer(s).
  • Numerical Answer Questions of 1 or 2 marks each in all papers and sections. For these questions the answer is a real number, to be entered by the candidate using the virtual keypad. No choices will be shown for this type of questions.

Marking Scheme -

For 1 mark multiple-choice questions, 1/3 marks will be deducted for a wrong answer.   Likewise,   for   2 mark   multiple-choice   questions,   2/3 marks   will   be deducted for a wrong answer. There is no negative marking for numerical answer type questions.

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