To clear the GATE examination, you need to know the exam pattern and the type of questions asked in the examination. Here we have explained the complete GATE exam pattern 2023.
GATE 2022 Examination will be conducted for 29 disciplines through online mode only (Computer Based Test). Students can appear on only one paper. The examination will be held during the morning (9:00 AM to 12:00 Noon) and afternoon (12:00 PM to 5:00 PM) sessions on weekends. GATE will also be conducted in International centers, and the session timings will be as per their local time.
The conducting authority this year is IIT Kanpur.
GATE Exam Pattern 2023
Question Type: The question paper of GATE 2023 consists of both multiple-choice type (MCQ) and numerical answer type questions(NAT). For objective-type questions, there are multiple options given, out of which students need to select only the correct answer. For numerical answer type questions, candidates need to enter a number using the virtual keyboard available on the computer screen during the examination.
Number of Questions: The GATE question paper contains 65 questions with a maximum of 100 marks.
Exam Duration: 3 hours
|Mode of Examination||Computer Based Test (CBT)|
|Time Duration||3 hours (180 minutes)|
|Total Subjects (Papers)||29|
|Exam Sections||General Aptitude (GA)
Candidate’s Specified Discipline
|Type of Questions||Multiple Choice Questions,Multiple Select Questions, and Numerical Answer Type (NAT) Questions|
|No. of Questions||10 (GA) + 55 (subject) = 65 Questions|
|Distribution of Marks in all Papers except papers AR, CY, EY, GG, MA, PH, XH, and XL.||General Aptitude: 15 MarksEngineering Mathematics: 13 Marks Subject Questions: 72 Marks
Total: 100 Marks
|Distribution of Marks in papers AR, CY, EY, GG, MA, PH, XH, and XL||General Aptitude: 15 Marks
Subject Questions: 85 Marks
Total: 100 Marks
|GATE 2023 Marking Scheme||Questions carry 1 mark and 2 marks.|
|GATE 2023 Negative Marking||
From the below-given tables, candidates can check GATE paper and paper codes for GATE 2023:
|Paper||Paper Code||Paper||Paper Code|
|Aerospace Engineering||AE||Geology and Geophysics||GG|
|Agricultural Engineering||AG||Instrumentation Engineering||IN|
|Architecture and Planning||AR||Mathematics||MA|
|Civil Engineering||CE||Mining Engineering||MN|
|Chemical Engineering||CH||Metallurgical Engineering||MT|
|Computer Science and Information Technology||CS||Petroleum Engineering||PE|
|Electronics and Communication Engineering||EC||Production and Industrial Engineering||PI|
|Electrical Engineering||EE||Textile Engineering and Fiber Science||TF|
|Ecology and Evolution||EY||Engineering Sciences||XE|
GATE Exam Pattern for Various Papers
- In the papers AE, AG, BT, CE, CH, CS, EC, EE, IN, ME, MN, MT, PE, PI, TF, and XE, Engineering Mathematics carries 15% marks of total marks, General Aptitude section contains 15% marks and rest of the 70% marks are contained by the core subject of the paper.
- In the papers, AR, CY, EY, GG, MA, PH, and XL, the General Aptitude section carries 15% of the total marks, and the core subject of the paper carries the remaining 85% marks.
- The General Aptitude section contains 5 questions of 1 mark and 5 questions of 2 marks.
- Question paper other than GG, XE, and XL contains 25 questions of 1 mark and 30 questions of 2 marks.
For every incorrect answer, negative marking is applicable. There is no negative marking for Numerical answer-type questions. For 1-mark questions, 1/3 mark is deducted for every incorrect answer, and for 2 marks questions, 2/3 marks are deducted.
GATE examination is a lengthy and challenging exam. There are a total of 25 disciplines in GATE. Every year lakhs of students prepare for this prestigious exam. The exam pattern of GATE consists of two different formats namely multiple choice questions and numerical answer types.
The students are recommended to prepare for the exam diligently. You must download and analyze the syllabus as well as the exam pattern before commencing your preparation.
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