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    GATE 2021 Exam Pattern (Revised), Marking Scheme, Syllabus, Important Topics

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    GATE 2021 Exam Pattern has been revised with the change in the distribution of marks, addition of two new subjects, and candidates being able to sit for a maximum of two papers. Environmental Science & Engineering (ES) and Humanities and Social Sciences (XH) have been added in GATE 2021. 

    • As per the paper pattern, 13% weight of marks will be given to Engineering Mathematics for the papers with codes AE, AG, BM, BT, CE, CH, CS, EC, EE, ES, IN, ME, MN, MT, PE, PI, TF and XE, and 15% to General Aptitude and remaining 72% to subject paper
    • Papers with codes AR, CY, EY, GG, MA, PH, ST, XH and XL, the General Aptitude section will carry 15% of the total marks and the remaining 85% of the total marks are for the subject paper. Check  GATE 2021 Syllabus
    • If a candidate opts for Humanities and Social Sciences (XH) then he/ she have to appear for compulsory subjects Reasoning & Comprehension – B1 and General Aptitude of 25 & 15 marks respectively. Also, you will get an option to select 1 paper out of 6 options of 60 marks. Read More
    • Candidates can appear for 1or a maximum of 2 papers in GATE 2021 from a list of combinations of subjects provided in the article.
    • A new type of question has also been added in GATE this year i.e. Multiple Select Question, MSQ. No negative marks will be awarded for wrong answers in case of MSQ questions. 

    GATE 2021 will be a 3-hour computer based test where candidates will have to attempt 65 questions carrying 100 marks. For MCQ type questions +1 or 2 marks will be awarded for correct answers whereas ⅓ mark will be deducted for 1 mark question and ⅔ fr 2 mark question. No negative marking will be there in NAT and MSQs. Read the article to know more about GATE 2021 exam pattern, marking scheme, and much more. 

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    Highlights of GATE 2021 Exam Pattern

    Exam ModeOnline
    Number of Questions65
    Total Marks100
    Type of QuestionsMCQs, MSQs, and NAT
    Number of Sections

    3 (General Aptitude, Engineering Mathematics* and Subject Specification Section)

    *In place of Engineering Mathematics, Chemistry will be compulsory for Life Science (XL) Paper.

    ​*In XH Reasoning & Comprehension will be a compulsory subject.

    Distribution of Marks in papers AR, CY, EY, GG, MA, PH, XH, ST and XLGeneral Aptitude: 15 Marks + Subject Questions: 85 Marks = Total: 100 Marks
    Distribution of Marks in remaining papersGeneral Aptitude: 15 Marks + Engineering Mathematics: 13 Marks + Subject Questions: 72 Marks = Total: 100 Marks
    Total Time Duration3 Hours (180 Minutes)
    Sectional Time-LimitNo

    GATE 2021 Exam Pattern

    GATE 2021 Exam Pattern with Paper Codes

    GATE 2021 to be held for 27 disciplines/subjects mentioned below: 

    • CE, CS, EC, EE, and ME Papers: Examination may be conducted in multiple sessions due to the increase in the number of applicants.
    • Candidates will get an opportunity to opt for a maximum of two papers from a list of combinations decided by the authorities. 
    • Engineering Sciences (XE) and Life Science (XL) papers are of general nature. These two papers comprise the following sections.
    • For XE Paper, Engineering Mathematics is the compulsory section while for XL, Chemistry is the compulsory section.
    • The newly added paper i.e. XH – Humanities and Social Sciences will have Reasoning and Comprehension as the compulsory subject and you will an option to select one paper out of 6 in this discipline. 

    XE, XH, XL Compulsory, and OPtional Papers List is mentioned below: 

    GATE 2021 Exam Pattern – (AE, AG, BM, BT, CE, CH, CS, EC, EE, ES, IN, ME, MN, MT, PE, PI, TF, and XE)

    • Engineering Mathematics questions are compulsory and carry 13% of the total weight (13 Marks).
    • The questions based on the subject of the exam have 72% of the total weight (72 Marks).
    • The remaining part of GATE Question Paper includes General Aptitude questions (15% of the total weight – 15 Marks).

    GATE 2021 Exam Pattern – (AR, CY, EY, GG, MA, PH, ST, XH and XL)

    • General Aptitude section will carry 15% of the total marks (15 Marks).
    • Remaining 85% of the total marks will be based on the subject of the paper (85 Marks).
    • There is no question from Engineering Mathematics in these papers.
    • NAT includes questions with a value or a real number as their answer.
    • NAT questions will be mentioned with, up to which decimal places, the candidates need to make an answer.
    • The answer has to be entered using the mouse. 
    • There won’t be any choices for these questions.
    • Using the keyboard must be avoided as it will lock your answer panel.
    • There will be no negative marking for NAT questions.

    GATE 2021 Exam Pattern of XH (New Subject)

    GATE 2021 Exam Pattern of Humanities and Social Sciences (XH)

    The exam pattern of the newly added subject is mentioned below:

    • If a candidate opts for XH – Humanities and Social Sciences then he/ she have to appear for compulsory subjects Reasoning & Comprehension – B1 of 25 marks. 
    • General Aptitude of 15 marks will remain common for this subject also. 
    • Also, you will get an option to select 1 paper out of 6 options of 60 marks. 
    • Each of the optional sections of the XH paper (Sections C1 through C6) contains 40 questions carrying a total of 60 marks
    • 20 questions carrying 1-mark each (sub-total 20 marks) and 20 questions carrying 2-marks each (sub-total 40 marks).
    XH Paper SectionsCodeMarks
    Compulsory Sections
    General AptitudeGA15
    Reasoning and ComprehensionB125
    Candidates have to select only one from the below subjects
    EconomicsC160
    EnglishC2
    LinguisticsC3
    PhilosophyC4
    PsychologyC5
    SociologyC6

    GATE 2021 Exam Pattern of GG, XE, XL

    GATE 2021 Exam Pattern for GG, XE and XL

    GATE 2021 exam pattern for GG, XE and XL papers will be somewhat similar to other disciplines of GATE subjects. The question paper will consist of MCQs and NAT questions. 

    • There will be four options for MCQs type questions; candidates must select the most appropriate option.
    • For giving the answer of numerical answer questions, choices will not be given. You have to enter the answer by using the virtual keyboard.
    • The answer to NAT may be a real number, signed or unsigned, e.g., 25.06, -25.06, 25, -25 etc.
    • NAT questions will be mentioned with, up to which decimal places, the candidates need to make an answer.
    • An appropriate range will be considered while evaluating the numerical answer type questions so that the candidate is not penalized due to the usual round-off errors.

    The distribution of the questions and marks is described below:

    • 25 questions for total 25 marks (1 mark for each question)
    • 30 questions for total 60 marks (2 marks for each question)

    GATE Exam Pattern for GG (Geology and Geophysics) Paper

    Apart from the General Aptitude (GA) section, the Geology and Geophysics (GG) question paper consist of two parts: Part A and Part B.

    • Part A is common for all candidates.
    • Part B consists of two sections: Section 1 (Geology) and Section 2 (Geo-Physics).
    • Candidates will have to attempt questions in Part A and in Part B attempt either Section 1 or Section 2.
    • The distribution of the questions and marks is described below:
      1. Part A consist of 25 questions (MCQs) and carry 1 mark for each question so the total 25 marks (Some questions may be numerical answer type questions)
      2. Part B (Section 1 and Section 2) consists of 30 questions (MCQs Type) 2 mark for each question so the total 60 marks (Some questions may be numerical answer type questions)

    Check GATE 2021 Geology & Geophysics Syllabus

    GATE Exam Pattern for XE (Engineering Sciences) Paper

    There are the following sections which have to be answered in GATE XE paper:

    • Section A – Engineering Mathematics (Compulsory)
    • GA – General Aptitude (Compulsory)
    • Any two of XE section from B to G (as given in the paper code table)

    Candidates can select two sections from B to G during the examination after viewing the questions. Only two optional sections can be answered at a time.

    Marking Scheme for GATE XE Paper

    Section Distribution of MarksTotal MarksTypes of questions
    General Aptitude5 questions of 1-mark each
    5 questions of 2-marks each

       15 marks 

         MCQs
    Section A – Engineering Mathematics (compulsory)7 questions of 1-mark each
    4 questions of 2-marks each

       15 marks 

    MCQs and NATs
    Sections B to H (Any two)9 questions of 1-mark each 
    13 questions of 2-marks each

       35 marks 

    MCQs and NATs

    Check GATE 2021 Engineering Sciences Syllabus

    GATE Exam Pattern for XL (Life Sciences) Paper

    There are the following sections which have to be answered by the candidates in GATE XL paper as given in the below:

    • Section H – Chemistry (Compulsory)
    • GA – General Aptitude (Compulsory)
    • Any two of XL sections from Q to U

    Candidates can select two sections from Q to U during the examination after viewing the questions. Only two optional sections can be answered at a time.

    Marking Scheme for GATE XL Paper

    Section Distribution of MarksTotal MarksTypes of questions
    GA5 questions of 1-mark each
    5 questions of 2-marks each

       15 marks 

         MCQs
    Section P – Chemistry (compulsory)5 questions of 1-mark each
    10 questions of 2-marks each

       25 marks 

    MCQs and NATs
    Sections Q to U (Any two)10 questions of 1-mark each 
    10 questions of 2-marks each

       30 marks 

    MCQs and NATs

    Check GATE 2021 Life Sciences Syllabus

    GATE 2021 Marking Scheme

    GATE 2021 Marking Scheme

    For each of the 25 subjects, the paper covers a total of 65 questions of 100 marks. Each paper is divided into subsections and on the basis of it, marking scheme is defined. 

    • From a total of 100 marks, there will be 10 questions of 15 marks covering the entire General Aptitude section (Language and Analytical Skills).
    • General Aptitude- 5 Questions of 2 Marks each and 5 Questions of 1 Marks each.
    • Engineering Mathematics will cover approximately 13% weight out of 100 marks for the paper bearing codes AE, AG, BM, BT, CE, CH, CS, EC, EE, ES, IN, ME, MN, MT, PE, PI, TF, and XE
    • Remaining 72% weight of total marks is acquired by the subject of the paper.
    • For the paper codes – AR, CY, EY, GG, MA, PH, ST, XH and XL, the General Aptitude will cover 15% out of 100 marks, and the other 85% of the total question paper will be covered by the subject of the paper.

    Negative Marking in GATE 2021 Exam Pattern

    • There is no provision of negative marking in NAT questions.
    • MCQs carrying 1 marks each, 1/3 marks would be deducted as a penalty of marking the wrong answer.
    • For questions carrying 2 marks, 2/3 marks would be deducted for marking an incorrect answer.
    • In case of NATs and MSQs no negative marking will be there for wrong answers. 

    Detailed Marking Scheme of all 27 Subjects in GATE 2021

    Paper CodeGeneral Aptitude (GA) MarksSubject MarksTotal MarksTotal Time (Minutes)
    AE, AR, AG, BT, CE, CH, CS, CY, EC, EE, ES, EY, IN, MA, ME, MN, MT, PE, PH, PI, TF, ST and BM1585100180
    GG [Part A + Part B (Section 1 Geology OR Section 2 Geophysics)]1525 + 60100180
    XE (Section A + Any TWO Sections)1515 + (2 X 35)100180
    XH (Section B1 + Any ONE Section)1525 + (1 X 60)100180
    XL (Section P + Any TWO Sections)1525 + (2 X 30)100180

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    Combination of 2 Papers in GATE 2021

    List of Combination of Papers Allowed to Appear in GATE 2021

    Combination of First PaperCodes of Papers Allowed as Second Paper
    AEXE
    AGES
    ARCE
    BMBT / XL
    BTBM / XL
    CEAR / ES
    CHCY / PE / XE
    CSMA
    CYCH / XL
    ECIN / PH
    EEIN
    ESAG / CE
    EYXL
    GGMN / PE / PH
    INEC / EE / PH
    MACS / PH / ST
    MEXE
    MNGG / XE
    MTPH / XE
    PECH / GG / XE
    PHEC / GG / IN / MA / MT / ST
    PIXE
    STMA / PH
    TFXE
    XEAE / CH / ME / MN / MT / PE / PI / TF
    XH-------
    XLBM / BT / CY

    Types of Questions in GATE 2021

    Types of Questions in GATE 2021

    Questions in GATE are broadly divided into Objective Type (MCQ), Numerical Answer Type (NAT), Multiple Select Questions (MSQ).

    Multiple Choice Questions (MCQs)

    • In MCQs, candidates are provided with 4 choices out of which one answer is correct.
    • A candidate has to mark the correct choice by clicking the button against the option.

    For Example:

    Ques: Which Institute is organizing GATE 2021 examination?

    (A) IISc Bangalore (B) IIT Bombay (C) IIT Delhi (D) IIT Madras.

    Multiple Select Questions (MSQ)

    • These questions are objective in nature.
    • Each question will have choice of four answers. Out of which, one or more than one choice(s) are correct.
    • There is no negative marking for a wrong answer in MSQ questions.
    • However, there is no partial credit for choosing partially correct combinations of choices or any single wrong choice.

    For Example:

    Ques: Which of the following is/are state(s) in India?

    (A) Maharashtra (B) Gujarat (C) Mumbai (D) Goa.

    Numerical Answer Type (NAT) Questions

    • NAT includes questions with a value or a real number as their answer.
    • NAT questions will be mentioned with, up to which decimal places, the candidates need to make an answer.
    • The answer has to be entered using the mouse. 
    • There won’t be any choices for these questions.
    • Using the keyboard must be avoided as it will lock your answer panel.
    • There will be no negative marking for NAT questions.

    For Example:

    Ques: If the wire diameter of a compressive helical spring is increased by 2%, the change in spring stiffness (in %) is ________?

    Ans: You have to enter your answer with the help of a virtual keyboard. 

    Questions Based on General Aptitude 

    Apart from questions based on the subjects, the paper will also contain the questions to test the ability of your General Ability like- Language and Analytical Skills. 15% weightage of total marks is devoted to General Aptitude section in all the papers. The distribution of the questions and marks is described below:

    • 5 questions for total 5 marks (1 mark for each question)
    • 5 questions for total 10 marks (2 marks for each question)

    Subject Based Questions

    1. Recall: This includes questions based on facts, principles, formulae and laws of discipline. The candidate has to mark an answer either directly from a memory or from one line computation.
    2. Comprehension: These type of questions test the candidate’s basic understanding of the field they belong to. The candidates have to draw simple conclusions from fundamental ideas in these type of questions.
    3. Application: These are the logical reasoning based questions wherein the candidates have to answer according to their knowledge through computation.
    4. Analysis and Synthesis: In these questions, the candidate is presented with data, diagrams, images etc. that require analysis before a question can be answered. A Synthesis question might require the candidate to compare two or more pieces of information. Questions in this category could, for example, involve candidates in recognizing unstated assumptions or separating useful information from irrelevant information.

    Subject Wise Important Topics for GATE 2021

    Important Topics for GATE 2021 (Subject-wise)

    Since GATE is a national level entrance examination, candidates must prepare well for it for admissions to the desired college or for recruitment to the desired PSU. Check out the list of important topics from each paper code to aid preparations for GATE:

    Important Topics for GATE Civil Engineering (CE)

    The candidates must concentrate more on the topics given below while preparing for GATE Exam for Civil Engineering (CE):

    • Strength of Materials
    • Geo Technical
    • Irrigation and Hydrology
    • Highway and Surveying
    • Environmental Engineering

    Check GATE 2021 Civil Engineering Exam Pattern

    Important Topics for GATE CS (Computer Science Engineering)

    The candidates are asked the maximum number of questions from the topics given below in the GATE Exam for Computer Science and Information Technology (CS):

    • Programming and Data Structures
    • Operating Systems
    • Computer Organization and Architecture
    • Algorithms
    • Theory of Computation
    • Database
    • Computer Networks

    Check GATE 2021 Computer Science Engineering Exam Pattern

    Important Topics for GATE EE (Electrical Engineering)

    There are questions from engineering mathematics and aptitude in this paper code as well while there are few topics from the subject that carry higher weightage in the GATE Exam. The important topics from Electrical Engineering are given below:

    • Network Theory
    • Analog & Digital Electronics
    • Power Systems
    • Control Systems
    • Signal and System

    Check GATE 2021 Electrical Engineering Exam Pattern

    Important Topics for GATE EC (Electronics and Communication Engineering)

    This paper code has the maximum weightage of questions based on the subject. There are questions based on aptitude and engineering mathematics as well. The important topics for the preparation of technical questions asked in GATE EC Exam are given below:

    • Analog Circuits
    • Network Theory
    • Communication Systems
    • Electromagnetic Theory
    • Signal and Systems
    • Control Systems

    Check GATE 2021 Electronic & Communication Exam Pattern

    Important Topics for GATE Mechanical Engineering (ME)

    The candidates can check the important topics from the mechanical engineering syllabus for GATE below:

    • Manufacturing Engineering
    • Thermodynamics
    • Industrial Engineering
    • Theory of Mechanics
    • Fluid Mechanics

    Check GATE 2021 Mechanical Engineering Exam Pattern

    Important Topics for GATE Instrumentation Engineering (IN)

    There are questions from various topics of instrumentation engineering studied during the Bachelor program in GATE. Candidates can revise the following topics thoroughly to crack the GATE Exam for Instrumentation Engineering:

    • Transducers
    • Analog Circuits
    • Control Systems
    • Circuit and Networks
    • Digital Circuits

    Check GATE 2021 Instrumentation Engineering Exam Pattern

    Best Books for GATE 2021

    GATE 2021 Preparation Books

    There are plenty of GATE 2021 Preparation Books available but the major problem comes in selecting the best ones for MCQs. Though there is not a single book for the preparation of all the subjects of a particular branch. The table below displays the name of some of the best-selling books along with their subject and their ISBN number.

    Name of the SubjectName of the BookISBN Number
    Computer Science and Information TechnologyGATE Guide Computer Science and Information Technology9789386309747
    Civil EngineeringGATE Guide Civil Engineering9789386309730
    Mechanical EngineeringGATE Guide Mechanic Engineering 20209789386309778
    Electronics and Communication EngineeringGATE Guide Electronics and Communication Engineering 20209789386309761
    Civil EngineeringGATE Civil Engineer (22 year’s Chapter-wise Solved Paper)9789386309785
    Electrical EngineeringGATE Guide Electrical Engineering 20209789386309754

    Practice with GATE Mock Test 2021

    IIT Bombay, the exam conducting body for GATE will release the Mock Test for candidates. It is simulated exactly as per the actual exam and is available for all 25 papers separately. Candidates should avail this facility to practice well for the paper they apply for. The Mock Test feature follows the same marking scheme, paper pattern, and will surely help analyze the difficulty level of the questions.

    Steps to practice GATE Mock Test

    Access to computer facilities with good internet connectivity is primary requirement to practice for the GATE Mock Test. 

    • Click on the Mock Test link on the homepage of the official portal and a login panel will open. 
    • Click on the Sign-in tab, no credentials are required to start the mock test.
    • Since its a Mock Test for practice purposes, candidates will not be scored, though a timer will be there to indicate the time left.

    Know More GATE 2021 Mock Test

    GATE 2021 Important Instructions

    • While appearing for the examination, students must carry valid admit card and original photo identity proof along with them
    • Printed or hand-written material inside the examination hall is strictly prohibited
    • Mobile phones or any other electronic device cannot be used inside the examination hall
    • Candidates will be provided scribble pads by the invigilators for rough work. They are required to write his/ her name and registration number on the pad
    • Any kind of communication forms are also strictly prohibited inside the examination hall
    • Students must report at the examination venue 60 minutes before the commencement of the examination
    • Candidates will be allowed to appear for the examination only after the credentials are verified.
    • Applicants will be permitted to occupy their seats 35 minutes before the start of the examination.
    • Students are not permitted to leave the examination hall before the end of the examination.

    Instructions for PwD and Dyslexic Candidates

    • The facility of the scribe is only for the PWD Candidates who have difficulty in writing the paper including that of speed.
    • The scribe will be provided by the examination conducting authorities.
    • The additional/compensatory time will be applicable only to such candidates. 
    • Also, dyslexic candidates can avail the facility of the scribe. They need to submit the certificate of dyslexia issued by competent authorities.
    • There will be a magnified question paper for the visually handicapped candidate.
    • Candidate after reaching the exam center can request the invigilator for the same.

    Frequently Asked Questions

    GATE 2021 Exam Pattern FAQs

    Ques. What type of questions will be asked in GATE 2021, subjective or objective?

    Ans. GATE 2021 will contain 3 types of questions, multiple-choice questions (MCQ’s), Multiple Select Questions (MSQ), and Numerical Answer Type (NAT) questions. Other than that you have to also prepare for general aptitude questions. In total there will be 65 questions and you will get 3 hours time to complete the exam. There no sectional time limit so you can attempt the questions as per your preference.

    Ques. Can I attempt/sit for 2 GATE papers?

    Ans. Yes. In GATE 2021 a candidate can only sit for a maximum of 2 paper. As per your qualifying degree, you can select the paper. The exam is going to conduct for 25 disciplines. This year Environmental Science & Engineering (ES) and Humanities and Social Sciences (XH) have been added by the GATE authorities.

    Ques. GATE 2021 paper will be of how much duration?

    Ans. The time duration allotted to candidates for GATE 2021 is three hours. There will be no sectional time limit so all the candidates are free to attempt the questions from any section of their choice. Total number of questions will be 65 and total marks will be 100.

    Ques. Is GATE an offline exam or online exam?

    Ans. GATE is a computer-based i.e. online exam. Since the exam is conducted in online mode and in different slots the normalization process is used while calculating the score. This helps in maintaining the equality.

    Ques. Are the Numerical Answer type (NAT) questions subjective type?

    Ans. No, the Numerical answer type (NAT) questions are answered by choosing the numerical that make the final answer.

    Ques. Where can I do the rough work for NAT questions during the exam?

    Ans. Every candidate will be given a supplement for calculations and rough work during a GATE exam.

    Ques. How many questions are asked in GATE?

    Ans. In one GATE exam paper, there are 65 questions. You will 3 hours time to complete your exam. Also, there will be no sectional time limit.

    Ques. Is it compulsory to attempt all questions in GATE?

    Ans. Yes, all questions asked in GATE exam are compulsory.

    Ques. Will I get any negative marks for answering a question with a wrong answer in GATE?

    Ans. Yes, a candidate will get negative marks depending on the type of questions for every wrong answer.

    Ques. What are the total marks of a GATE Paper?

    Ans. A GATE exam paper is of 100 marks each, consisting of 1 mark, 1.5 mark, and 2-mark questions.

    Ques. What is the additional type of questions asked in GATE?

    Ans. Apart from the course-based questions, candidates are also asked questions related to Common Data and General Aptitude.

    Ques. How many marks are allotted to each question in GATE?

    Ans. GATE consists of questions of 1 mark and 2 marks.

    Ques. What is the negative marking for a wrong answer for the 1-mark question in GATE?

    Ans. A candidate will lose 1/3rd marks for every wrong answer to the 1-mark question in GATE.

    Ques. Is the negative marking similar to 1-mark and 2-marks questions in GATE?

    Ans. No, the negative markings for 1-mark and 2-marks questions in GATE are not similar. The negative marking for a 1-mark question is 1/3rd mark whereas the negative marking for a 2-marks question is 2/3rd marks.

    Ques. What is common in all the 27 GATE Papers?

    Ans. Apart from the time duration and other basic similarities, another common feature is Engineering Mathematics questions that are asked in every paper other than the general aptitude section.

    Ques. How many marks are allotted to Engineering Mathematics based questions in GATE?

    Ans. In every GATE paper, 15% of marks are allotted to Engineering Mathematics questions.

    Ques. Which questions in GATE papers are for 2 marks?

    Ans. Question number 26 to question number 51 and question number 61 to question number 65 are all 2marks questions.

    Ques. What are the 1- marks questions in GATE exam paper pattern?

    Ans. The questions between question number 1 to question number 25 and question number 56 to question number 60 are all 1-mark questions.

    Ques. Are only MCQ type questions of 1 marks?

    Ans. No, there are 1-mark questions of both types, Multiple choice questions as well as Numerical answer type questions.

    Ques. 2-marks questions are allotted to what type of questions?

    Ans. 2-marks are allotted to some multiple-choice questions as well as some numerical answer type questions.

    Ques. Can I use a calculator during the examination?

    Ans. Yes, students can use a calculator during GATE exam. But students cannot carry their own calculators. A virtual calculator will be available on their screens to do the calculations.

    Ques. Can I use any type of calculator for GATE exam?

    Ans. No, candidates cannot carry their own calculators. A virtual calculator will be available on their screens to do the calculations.

    Ques. Is GATE 2021 only held in India?

    Ans. No, GATE exam is also held internationally in countries such as UAE, Bangladesh, Nepal, Ethiopia and etc.

    Ques. Is there any negative marking for numerical answer type questions?

    Ans. No, there is no negative marking for numerical answer type questions asked in GATE.

    Ques. Can only Engineering students appear for GATE?

    Ans. No, candidates appearing for GATE can be from Engineering, Technology or Architecture background. In GATE 2021 Arts and commerce students can also sit for the exam. 

    Ques. Highest marks are allotted to which section in GATE?

    Ans. The technical section holds the highest number of marks i.e. 72 to 85% of marks in GATE paper.

    Ques. Engineering Mathematics based questions are asked in all GATE papers?

    Ans. No, question papers bearing the code AR, CY, EY, GG, MA, PH, and XL do not consist of Engineering Mathematics questions.

    Ques. Are fixed marks allotted to Numeric Answer Type Questions?

    Ans. No, there isn’t some fixed marks allotted to Numeric Answer type question, it may vary between 25 to 40 marks.

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    11 Comments
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    Priyanka Nadar

    if we select two paper which marks out of two paper will be considered

    15 Sep, 2020 16:05
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    Admin

    Hello Priyanka,

    When you select two papers, that means you can choose any score to apply for the respective programs. For more details, please visit the following link: GATE Marking Scheme.

    19 Sep, 2020 13:25
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    Neha

    As per the new syllabus, what is the exam pattern?

    14 Sep, 2020 17:05
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    Admin

    Hi Neha, 

    As per the new syllabus, the new pattern will have 65 questions and full marks is 100. 

    15 Oct, 2020 17:58
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    Akanksha Suman

    Does students appearing for Gate AR have to appear for another section of paper ?

    10 Sep, 2020 00:20
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    Admin

    Hi Akanksha, 

    For more details please check: GATE eligibility criteria

    16 Oct, 2020 17:18
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    sayendra

    I have done btech in Mechanical, can i do mtech in structural engineering by writing CE paper in gate eaxam?

    17 Aug, 2020 00:20
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    Admin

    Greetings!

    You can do MTech in structural engineering and you won’t need a GATE score for it. 

    16 Oct, 2020 18:13
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    Indupriya walthati

    If we appear for 2subjects as mentioned,is there any time or day difference for exam.

    10 Aug, 2020 00:20
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    Admin

    Hi Indupriya. Yes, if you are going to give exam for 2 subjects, it will be conducted in different time slots according to the paper code. To get more information ,click here.

    21 Oct, 2020 22:02
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    Pooja verma

    Gate exam papers kb h

    29 Nov, 2019 00:20
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    Shobhna Chaturvedi

    Hi Pooja, GATE will be conducted in total 8 slots, two each on February 1, 2, 8 and 9, 2020. You can check other Important Dates on GATE 2020 from here.

    29 Nov, 2019 11:12
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    ARJIT SHARMA

    Can I prepair gate exam after completing my M.Sc?

    09 Sep, 2019 22:04
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    Shobhna Chaturvedi

    Hi Arjit, yes, you may apply for GATE after pursuing M.Sc. You can check the Eligibility Criteria in detail for the exam from here.

    10 Sep, 2019 12:30
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    Neha Uniyal

    I have done B.Tech in CSE, can I apply for Robotics Engineering through GATE?

    14 Mar, 2019 15:11
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    Komal Chawla

    Hello Neha, Yes, you can join in M.tech Robotics Engineering through GATE, if you have scored good marks in the GATE Entrance Exam then you will get IIT and NIT or other reputed universities.

    14 Mar, 2019 15:55
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    SUPRIYA SUMAN

    CUT OFF MARKS FOR JTO TROUGH GATE

    17 Sep, 2018 00:20
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    Akansha Expert

    Hi Supriya, You may please check the official website to get the information about the cut off.

    17 Sep, 2018 13:31
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    pavi cute

    suggest me a study material book for architectural and planning

    13 Sep, 2018 16:14
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    Akansha Expert

    Hi Pavi, please check this link for getting the Book for Preparation.

    13 Sep, 2018 17:17

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