GATE Examination Structure


GATE Pattern Exam Question Paper Structure & Marking

Gate exam will be conducted in online mode, which will be a Computer Based Test (CBT). Question Paper Structure, Marks distribution is common for CS, EE, ECE, ME, CSE, CH papers:

  • Total Numbers of Question: 65

  • Total Marks of GATE Exam : 100

  • Total Duration: 3 hours

  • General Aptitude (GA): 10 questions of 15 Marks

  • Engineering Mathematics: Approximately 15 Marks

GATE paper patterns contain two different type of questions:

  • Multiple Choice Questions (MCQ): Objective questions carrying 1 or 2 marks, where each question will have a choice of four answers, out of which the candidate has to mark the correct answer(s), in all papers and sections.

  • Numerical Answer Questions: Each question of 1 or 2 marks 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 of GATE Exam question paper will be as follow:

  • For 1-mark multiple-choice questions: deduction of 1/3 marks for a wrong answer

  • For 2-marks multiple-choice questions: 2/3 marks will be deducted for a wrong answer.

  • For Numerical answer type questions: No Negative Marking.

  • • No marks for unattempted questions.


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