GATE CE Answer Key 2024 – Civil Engineering Answer Key

IISc Bangalore has released the GATE 2024 civil engineering answer key on the official website Candidates can download the official GATE CE answer key 2024 in PDF format from this page. No login credentials are required to download the answer key.

The GATE answer key can be cross-referenced with the GATE response sheet to verify and estimate probable scores. Candidates can challenge the GATE 2024 answer key for Civil Engineering from February 22 to 25. IISc Bangalore conducted the GATE exam for Civil Engineering on February 3, 4, 10, & 11.

GATE CE Answer Key 2024

GATE 2024 Answer Key Date for Civil Engineering:

  • GATE exam date 2024: February 3, 4, 10, & 11, 2024
  • Availability of GATE 2024 response sheet: February 16, 2024
  • Release of provisional GATE CE answer key: February 19, 2024
  • Challenging of the answer key of GATE CE 2024: February 22 to 25, 2024

How do you download the GATE 2024 CE Answer Key?

IIT Kharagpur will soon release the GATE CE Answer Key 2024. You must check the answer key to calculate your probable score. Follow these steps to download the GATE CE Answer Key 2024

  • Visit the official GOAPS website.
  • Click on the link ‘To view GATE 2024 Question Papers and Answer Keys Click here.’
  • Now search for the CE answer key and tap on the link that displays ‘click here’ and you will be redirected to a page where you will find the GATE CE Questions paper and answer key.
  • Candidates can check the GATE official answer key and response here.

Details Mentioned on the GATE CE Response Sheet

Candidates can find the following details mentioned on their respective response sheets:

  • Candidate’s roll number and photograph
  • Candidate’s Name
  • Test Center Name and code
  • GATE Subject
  • GATE Exam Date 2024
  • Questions along with the options
  • Question ID
  • Status of the question- Answered or unanswered
  • The option marked by the candidate
  • Correct response

How do you calculate the GATE Score using the Answer Keys 2024?

  • For questions carrying 2 marks, 2 marks would be deducted for marking an incorrect answer.
  • Count the marks gained on the correct answer and deduct the marks lost on incorrect answers due to negative marking.
  • GATE marks are the sum of the marks obtained for MCQs and for NAT questions.
  • Total marks (1 mark for each question) + Total marks (2 marks for each question) = NAT Marks
  • MCQ Marks: Total Marks (1 mark) + Total Marks (2 marks)
  • Total marks (1 mark) = 1 x (number of correct answers) – 1/3 x (number of wrong answers)
  • Total marks (2 marks) = 2 x (number of correct answers) – 2/3 x (number of wrong answers)
  • Since MCQs carry 1 mark each, 1/3 marks would be deducted as a penalty for marking the wrong answer.

To Download the GATE 2024 Answer Key for Civil Engineering (CE)

  1. Visit the official website.
  2. Look for the ‘answer key’ link.
  3. Click on the link.
  4. The question papers and answer keys will be displayed on the screen.
  5. Select the GATE answer key for CE and the corresponding question paper.
  6. Download both files as PDFs.
  7. If necessary, you can take a printout for reference.

To calculate scores using the GATE 2024 answer key for Civil Engineering (CE), candidates can follow these steps:

  1. Determine Correct and Incorrect Answers
    • Compare your answers with the answers provided in the GATE 2024 answer key.
    • Identify the questions you answered correctly and incorrectly.
  2. Understand the Marking Scheme
    • For multiple-choice questions (MCQs) of 1 mark, there is a negative marking of 1/3 marks for each incorrect answer.
    • For MCQs of 2 marks, 2/3 marks are deducted for each incorrect response.
    • There is no negative marking for Numerical Answer Type (NAT) questions.
  3. Calculate Scores
    • Use the formula: Total Marks = Total marks secured for correct responses – Negative marks for wrong responses.
    • Add 1 mark for each correct answer and subtract 1/3 marks for each incorrect answer (for 1-mark MCQs), and 2/3 marks for each incorrect answer (for 2-mark MCQs).

Challenge Of the GATE Answer Key for CE 2024

  1. Visit the official GOAPS website and log in using your enrolment ID and password.
  2. Click on “Contest Answer Key.”
  3. A payment gateway will appear on the screen. Pay the required fee for each question you want to challenge (Rs. 500 per question for Indian candidates, US $10 for NRI candidates).
  4. Enter the question number you want to challenge and provide the correct one.
  5. Ensure that necessary supporting documents are attached in the prescribed format before submission.

GATE 2024 Helpline

For any kind of query, candidates can contact with the following:

1 Chairman, GATE
Indian Institute of Science,
Bengaluru 560 012
2 Chairman, GATE
Indian Institute of Technology Bombay,
Powai, Mumbai 400 076
3 Chairman, GATE
Indian Institute of Technology Delhi,
Hauz Khas, New Delhi 110 016
4 Chairman, GATE
Indian Institute of Technology Guwahati,
Guwahati 781 039
5 Chairman, GATE
Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur,
Kanpur 208 016
6 Chairman, GATE
Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur,
Kharagpur 721 302
7 Chairman, GATE
Indian Institute of Technology Madras,
Chennai 600 036
8 Chairman, GATE
Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee,
Roorkee 247 667


This article gives you in-depth details about the GATE CE 2024 exam, previous years’ answer keys, and question papers. Students must go through the previous years’ papers as they provide a fair idea of the gist of the exam. It helps to understand the pattern and the difficulty level too.

Hence, do not skip this part during your preparation.

Good luck!

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