GATE 2021 Paper Analysis: Check Previous Year GATE Paper-wise Analysis

    Nikkil Visha Nikkil Visha
    Exams Prep Master

    GATE Paper Analysis is done to get a fair idea about the difficulty level of the question paper as it is also a factor that is considered while determining the cutoff score. The paper analysis is also helpful for the candidates preparing for the exam in upcoming years. IIT Bombay will conduct GATE 2021 in the first week of February 2021. The exam will be conducted for 25 engineering disciplines in online (computer-based) mode. 

    The following article will help you to understand the trends that are followed in the GATE exam from the last few years. Read on to get an idea about the difficulty level of the question paper. 

    GATE 2021 Paper Analysis

    IIT Bombay will conduct GATE for 25 Papers in the first week of February 2021. GATE 2021 Paper Analysis includes the details:

    • Difficulty level of each paper along with the section-wise division of topics.
    • Types of questions, syllabus weightage, and more.
    • It helps the candidates to determine their marks/scores.
    • Also very helpful to understand the level of difficulty that the candidates could face during their respective examinations.
    • Candidates will also be able to know the pattern of the exam in regards to division of syllabus, weightage, and more that will help those candidates who are preparing for the next year's GATE.

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    GATE 2021 Marking Scheme

    The marking scheme of GATE 2021 varied from paper to paper. 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:

    • General Aptitude: 5 Questions of 2 Marks each and 5 Questions of 1 Marks each.
    • Engineering Mathematics- 5 Questions of 2 Marks each and 5 Questions of 1 Marks each. This section is for the papers with codes AE, AG, BT, CE, CH, CS, EC, EE, IN, ME, MN, MT, PE, PI, TF, and XE.
    • Subject Knowledge- 25 Questions of 2 Marks each and 20 Questions of 1 Marks each.
    • For the paper codes – AR, CY, EY, GG, MA, PH and XL, the General Aptitude covered 15% out of 100 marks, and the other 85% of the total question paper covered by the subject of the paper.
    • No negative marking for NAT questions.
    • For 1 mark questions, 1/3 marks was deducted for wrong answers.
    • For 2 mark questions, 2/3 marks was deducted for wrong answers.

    GATE 2020 Subject Wise Paper Analysis

    GATE 2020 Subject Wise Paper Analysis

    GATE Civil Engineering Paper Analysis

    Civil Engineering paper for GATE 2020 was held in 2 sessions. Approximately 1.5 lakh students had appeared for the exam. There was an increase in the number of questions from Environment sections in comparison to previous years. The majority of questions were asked from Geotech Engineering and Environment. The other topics were Building Material, Fluid Mechanics, RCC, Steel Structure, Hydrology, Surveying, Transportation, Structural Analysis, SOM.

    GATE CE Forenoon and Afternoon Session

    • Timings: 9:30 am to 12:30 pm and 2:30 pm to 5:30 pm
    • Difficulty level: Easy to Moderate
    • General Aptitude was easy. 
    • Geotech Engineering carried the maximum weightage of 15 marks
    • Environmental Engineering carried 14 marks. 
    • 25 questions out of the total were numerically based.
    • The highest weightage was from Geotech Engineering, Environment Engineering and Transportation Engineering.
    • Paper was easier than last year.
    • Most of the questions were asked form Strength of Material, Transportation, H&I, Geotechnical, Structural Analysis,  FM & OCH, RCC, Environmental

    GATE Electrical Engineering Paper Analysis

    The Electrical Engineering paper of GATE 2020 was of moderate difficulty level. Most of the questions were asked from Electrical Machines, Power Electronics, and Signals & Systems. Other topics in the questions paper were Thevenin’s theorem, Transient analysis, Diodes, OP-AMP, MOSFET, Rectifier, Choppers, Inverter, Electric field, Mutual inductance.

    GATE EE Forenoon Session

    • Timings: 9:30 am to 12:30 pm
    • Difficulty level: Moderate
    • Power System carried the maximum weightage of 13 marks
    • 24 questions out of total were numerically based
    • Questions from Analog Electronics were the most difficult. 
    • Electrical Machines and Signals & Systems had a weightage of 13% and 11% respectively.

    GATE Mechanical Engineering Paper Analysis

    GATE 2020 Mechanical exam was conducted for three hours in the first shift. The 2nd shift of Mechanical Engineering will also be conducted for 3 hours from 2:30 PM – 5:30 PM. There were 65 (multiple choice and numerical answer type) questions in the exam paper for a total of 100 marks in the first shift. Now let us have a look at the highlights of the GATE Mechanical paper analysis:

    GATE ME Forenoon Session

    • Timings: 9:30 am to 12:30 pm
    • Difficulty Level: Moderate
    • General Aptitude Section was easy.
    • Maths section was tough in comparison to last year.
    • Conceptual questions from Design Topics
    • 10 Marks questions were asked from Fluid Mechanics
    • 20+ questions from Numerical Ability. These questions were time taking and lengthy.
    • 2 questions from Vibration Section were tricky
    • 2 or 1 questions from Trusses, Metrology, Forming, Sheet Metal, Convention, Radiation, Heat Exchanger and LMTD.

    GATE ME Afternoon Session

    • Timings: 2:30 PM to 5:30 PM
    • Difficulty Level: Moderate to Difficult
    • Candidates found General Aptitude Section to be very easy.
    • Questions from the Thermal section were very easy.
    • Questions from SOM and Production were very difficult and time-consuming.
    • 25+ questions from NAT
    • 16 Marks questions from Manufacturing
    • 12 Marks questions from Thermodynamics
    • Fewer questions from TOM in comparison to last year.

    GATE Computer Science Engineering Paper Analysis

    Computer Science (CS) exam of GATE 2020 was relatively easier this year. The question paper was not lengthy. Questions from Algorithm, complexity, data structure and computer organizations were tricky. In comparison to last year, the difficulty level of GATE 2020 CS exam was not high. Theoretical questions were more in number as compared to NAT questions.

    • Timings: 2:30 PM to 5:30 PM
    • Difficulty Level: Easy to Moderate
    • General Aptitude section was very easy.
    • Questions form technical section was difficult. 
    • NAT questions were of moderate difficulty.
    • Maximum questions were asked from the Theory of Computation, Operating Systems & Data Structure. 
    • Other topics in the question paper: Double Hashing, Recurrence, Relation, Worst case, Groups, Graph coloring, Time complexity, Post-order traversal, Predicate Logic, Minimum spanning tree.

    GATE Instrumentation Engineering Paper Analysis

    GATE 2020 Instrumentation Engineering (IN) Paper Analysis is out. For Instrumentation Engineering (IN) Paper, 65 multiple choice questions and numerical answer type questions were asked from Instrumentation Engineering. This analysis will give a fair idea to the candidates who have appeared for the examination about how difficult the paper was, what kind of questions were placed, and what will be the expected cut off for the paper.

    • Timings: 9:30 am to 12:30 pm
    • Difficulty Level: Easy to Moderate
    • General aptitude section was relatively easy and had direct questions
    • The paper was moderately difficult having questions from Network and Control Systems and Signals which were easy to solve.
    • Questions from Digital and Micro Processor, Optical Instrumentation, Transducer, and Measurements, along with Engineering Mathematics were moderately difficult.
    • Analog circuits and Communication Systems were most difficult to attempt.
    • 10 and 11 Marks questions were asked from Networks and Digital & Micro Processor respectively.
    • 6, 7 or 8 mark questions were asked from Communication System, Optical Instrumentation, Control Systems, Transducer, Signal & Systems, Measurements.

    Check GATE 2020 Answer Key for IN

    GATE Electronics & Communication Engineering Paper Analysis

    Candidates who appeared in the GATE 2020 for Electronic and Communications (EC) paper can check the exam analysis here. 

    • Timings:2:30 PM to 5:30 PM
    • Difficulty Level: Moderate to Difficult
    • Questions from Maths, General Aptitude, Analog Circuits and EDC were easy.
    • 10 mark questions from Engineering Mathematics and Analog Circuits.
    • 11 mark questions from communications.
    • 20+ questions from NAT
    • 12 mark questions from both the Control system and electronic devices. Test takers found these questions as difficult.
    • 6 mark questions from networks and signals & systems each. 

    Check GATE 2020 Answer Key for ECE

    GATE Previous Years Paper Analysis

    GATE Previous Year Paper Analysis

    GATE ME Paper Analysis

    Below given is the previous year paper analysis of different subjects.

    GATE ME Paper Analysis 2019

    Mechanical Engineering is the most preferred and popular stream amongst engineering aspirants. Given below is the reaction of the students who appeared for the same in GATE 2019:

    GATE ME Session 1

    • Timings: 9:30 am to 12:30 pm
    • Difficulty Level: Easy to moderate
    • The General Aptitude section had easy and direct questions.
    • On the technical side, the Math section had about 8 questions (4Qs were of 1 mark and 4Qs. were of 2 marks) and about 47 questions were from ME branch.
    • There were about 26 questions in the NAT section. They were a bit lengthy and evaluated the candidate’s concepts.

    GATE ME Session 2

    • Timings: 2:30 pm to 5:30 pm
    • Difficulty Level: Moderate to difficult
    • As per the students, the General Aptitude section had some difficult questions.
    • On the technical side, the Math section had about 8 questions and about 32 questions were from ME branch.
    • There were about 32 questions in the NAT section, 6 questions more than the morning session. 

    Check  GATE Answer Keys for all 25 Papers

    GATE ME Paper Analysis 2018 

    Mechanical Engineering paper was conducted on February 4, 2017, in 2 sessions of GATE 2018. The number of conceptual questions was more than calculation based questions. Also, 1 mark questions were quite easy to attempt. The number of questions, the marks they carry and the level of difficulty from each section is mentioned below:

    Section1 Mark2 MarkNo.of Ques
    Engineering Mathematics 549
    Engineering Mechanics022
    Strength of Materials549
    Design of Machine Elements011
    Theory of Machines123
    Vibrations011
    Fluid mechanics437
    Thermal Science549
    Heat Transfer 112
    Manufacturing Science4610
    Industrial Engineering022
    Verbal Ability325
    Numerical Ability235

    GATE ME Paper Analysis 2017

    IIT Roorkee had conducted GATE ME examination in two shifts i.e., morning and afternoon shift. The overall paper was of easy to moderate level. Candidates who had worked hard were able to attempt question paper of 60 marks easily. Tabulated below is the topic-wise analysis of GATE 2017 ME paper. 

    TopicNumber of QuestionsMarksDifficulty Level
    Strength of Material811Easy
    Theory of Machines and Vibrations712Easy
    Applied Thermodynamics410Moderate
    Mechanical Precision Engineering912Easy to Moderate
    Fluid Mechanics710Easy to Moderate
    Heat and Mass Transfer46Easy to Moderate
    Machine Design 34Easy to Moderate
    Industrial Engineering 58Moderate
    Engineering Mechanics00-
    Engineering Mathematics812Moderate
    General Aptitude1015Tough

    GATE ME Paper Analysis 2016

    Mechanical Engineering paper was conducted on January 30, 2016, and January 31, 2016, in 3 sessions.The number of conceptual questions was more than calculation based questions. Also, 1 mark questions were quite easy to attempt. The number of questions, the marks they carry and the level of difficulty from each section is mentioned below:

    TopicNumber of QuestionsMarksDifficulty Level
    Engineering Mechanics46Moderate
    Mechanics of Material711Tough
    Theory of Machine58Easy
    Machine Design23Easy
    Fluid Mechanics69Moderate
    Heat Transfer47Easy
    Thermodynamics711Tough
    Manufacturing Engineering811Tough
    Industrial Engineering24Moderate
    Mathematics1015Moderate
    General Aptitude1015Easy
    Total65100Moderate

    Check GATE ME Syllabus

    Analysis

    • Questions aimed at testing the mathematical skills of the candidate were 17% of the total questions asked
    • General Aptitude section had a total of 10 questions carrying 15 marks. 50% of the questions carried 1 mark each and the remaining 5 questions carried 2 marks each
    • The questions in Thermodynamics, Manufacturing Engineering, and Mechanics of Materials were difficult as compared to other sections
    • Mathematics was also easier than the previous year
    • Fluid Mechanics section carried 9marks and was not easy to crack
    • Few questions were asked from the new syllabus
    • Paper wasn’t difficult for the candidates who prepared well for the GATE 2016 exam

    Note: The final result declared will be based on the normalized score, keeping in mind the overall difficulty level of paper held in each session.

    GATE ME Paper Analysis 2015

    The paper comprised of 30 questions, carrying 1 mark each and 35 questions, carrying 2 marks each. The break-up of questions from each topic is given below.

    TopicNumber of QuestionMarks
    Engineering Mechanics46
    Mechanics of Material57
    Theory of Machine23
    Machine Design24
    Fluid Mechanics813
    Vibrations35
    Heat Transfer12
    Manufacturing Engineering711
    Industrial Engineering69
    Thermal Science710
    Mathematics1015
    General Aptitude1015
    Total65100

    Analysis

    • Maximum number of questions were asked from Fluid Mechanics topic, i.e., 8 questions
    • 7 questions each from Manufacturing Engineering and Thermal Science topic
    • Only one question was asked from the Heat Transfer topic
    • 2 questions each from Theory of Machine and Machine Design topics were asked

    GATE EC Paper Analysis

    For 2020, the exam is scheduled for February 9 in CBT mode. IIT Delhi will hold the exam in approx. 199 cities across India and few centers situated abroad. The analysis for this session will be available shortly.  

    GATE EC Paper Analysis 2016

    GATE 2016 for Electronics and Communication Engineering was held on January 30, 2016 and January 31, 2016 in 3 sessions. The paper contained 9 sections and a separate section of General Aptitude. The detailed break up of the questions of all the sections is given below

    TopicNumber of QuestionMarksDifficulty Level
    Networks710Easy
    Control Systems58Easy
    Signal And Systems35Easy
    Digital and Micro Processor58Moderate
    Analog Circuits711Tough
    Communication Systems710Tough
    EDC59Moderate
    EMT812Moderate
    Engineering Mathematics812Moderate
    General Awareness1015Easy
    Total65100Moderate

    Analysis

    • Overall, the paper was of moderate difficulty level
    • Questions asked from Networks, Control Systems and Signal and Systems were easy
    • Questions asked from Digital and Micro Processor, EDC and EMT were of moderate level of difficulty
    • Questions asked from Analog Circuits and Communication Systems were comparatively difficult
    • Engineering Mathematics was of moderate level of difficulty
    • The General Aptitude section was relatively easy

    Read More  GATE EC Syllabus

    GATE EC Paper Analysis 2015

    There were 30 questions that carried 1 mark and 35 questions that carried 2 marks in the 3hour long GATE 2015 EC Exam. The questions asked were conceptual and straight-forward. Some students felt the questions from EDC were difficult. The break-up of questions from each topic is given below

    TopicNumber of QuestionMarks
    Networks710
    Control Systems711
    Signal And Systems58
    Digital and Micro Processor69
    Analog Circuits610
    Communication Systems610
    EDC46
    EMT610
    Engineering Mathematics811
    General Awareness1015
    Total65100

    Analysis

    • 7 questions each were asked from Networks and Control System topics
    • 6 questions each were asked from Digital and Micro Processor, Analog Circuit, Communication Systems and EMT topics
    • Overall, the paper was balanced and a good number of questions were asked from each subject
    • Only 8 questions were asked from Engineering Mathematics

    GATE IN Paper Analysis

    GATE 2016 Instrumentation Engineering (IN) Paper

    GATE 2016 for Instrumentation Engineering was held on January 31, 2016. The exam was divided into 10 sections and a section for General Aptitude. There were 30 questions carrying 1 mark and 35 questions carrying 2 marks. The detailed break up of questions in all the sections is given below.

    TopicNumber of QuestionMarksDifficulty Level
    Networks710Easy
    Control Systems47Easy
    Signal And Systems58Easy
    Digital and Micro Processor711Moderate
    Analog Circuits610Tough
    Communication Systems46Tough
    Transducer57Moderate
    Measurements58Moderate
    Optical Instrumentation46Moderate
    Engineering Mathematics812Moderate
    General Awareness1015Easy
    Total65100Moderate

    Read More: GATE Syllabus for Instrumentation Engineering (IN)

    Analysis

    • Overall, the questions were of moderate difficulty level 
    • Questions asked from Networks, Control Systems and Signal and systems were easy to solve
    • Questions related to Digital and Micro Processor, Transducer, Measurements, and Optical Instrumentation were of moderate level of difficulty
    • Analog circuits and Communication Systems were of difficult level
    • Engineering Mathematics was of moderate difficulty level
    • The General Aptitude section was easy

    GATE 2015 Instrumentation Engineering (IN) Paper

    The exam was held in one session only. Out of a total of 65 questions, there were 30 questions that carried 1 mark and 35 questions carrying 2 marks. Paper was balanced and of moderate level of difficulty. Number of numerical was more as compared to last year, thus more giving more importance to calculations. The break-up of questions from each topic is given below.

    TopicNumber of QuestionMarks
    Networks914
    Control Systems47
    Signal And Systems712
    Digital and Micro Processor69
    Analog Circuits611
    Communication Systems23
    Transducer79
    Measurements57
    Optical Instrumentation35
    Biomedical Instrumentation11
    Engineering Mathematics57
    General Aptitude1015
    Total65100

    Analysis

    • Maximum questions, that is, 9 questions were from Network topic
    • 7 questions each were from Transducers and Signal and Systems topics
    • 6 questions were from Digital and Micro Processor and Analog Circuits topics
    • Only 1 question came from Biomedical Engineering topic

    GATE EE Paper Analysis

    GATE 2016 Electrical Engineering (EE) Paper

    GATE 2016 for Electrical Engineering was successfully conducted on February 6, 2016, and February 7, 2016, in two sessions. Exam was divided into 11sections and a section of General Aptitude. There were 30questions carrying 1 mark and 35questions carrying 2 marks. The detailed break up of questions from all the sections is given below.

    TopicNumber of QuestionMarksDifficulty Level
    Network Theory69Moderate
    Control Systems711Moderate
    Signal And Systems35Moderate
    Digital Electronics47Moderate
    Analog Circuits45Moderate
    EMT34Moderate
    Electrical Machines34Moderate
    Measurements711Easy
    Power Systems610Moderate
    Power Electronics59Moderate
    Engineering Mathematics710Easy
    General Aptitude1015Easy
    Total65100Moderate

    Read More: GATE Syllabus for Electrical Engineering (EE)

    Analysis

    • Overall, the exam was of moderate level of difficulty
    • Questions were set to test the fundamental knowledge and analytical skills of the examinee
    • The number of Numerical Answer type questions was comparatively more than the  previous years

    Note: The analysis provided above is for the exam that was conducted on February 7, 2016, from 9 AM to 12 Noon. The final result declared will be based on the normalized score, keeping in mind the overall difficulty level of paper held in each session.

    GATE 2015 Electrical Engineering (EE) Paper

    In the GATE 2015 paper, there were 30questions carrying 1mark each while 2 marks questions were a 35 in number. The paper is served to test the understanding of basic concepts and the subject on whole. About 15questions were theoretical and 20questions were straight forward and concept based Questions in Machines topic were mainly from on DC Machines. Questions from Power system topic were a tough nut to crack and required critical thinking before answering.

    The break-up of questions from all the topics is given below

    TopicNumber of QuestionMarks
    Network Theory69
    Control Systems610
    Signal And Systems46
    Digital Electronics47
    Analog Circuits45
    EMT45
    Electrical Machines711
    Measurements34
    Power Systems610
    Power Electronics59
    Engineering Mathematics69
    General Aptitude1015
    Total65100

    Analysis

    • Overall the paper is balanced and a good amount of questions came from each section
    • 3 questions were from Measurements topic
    • 7 questions were from Electrical Machines topic

    GATE CE Paper Analysis

    GATE 2016 Civil Engineering (CE) Paper

    GATE 2016 for Electrical Engineering was held on February 6, 2016 and February 7, 2016 in two sessions. Exam is divided into 10 sections and a section of General Aptitude. There were 30 questions carrying 1 mark and 35 questions carrying 2 marks. The detailed break up of questions for all the sections is given below

    TopicNumber of QuestionMarks
    Mathematics813
    Water Resource Engineering1016
    Environmental Engineering46
    RCC68
    Steel Structure24
    Mechanics23
    Structural Analysis46
    Geotechnical Engineering1015
    Transportation58
    Surveying46
    General Aptitude1015
    Total65100

    Analysis

    • The exam was of moderate difficulty level
    • Some questions were particularly time-consuming.
    • General Aptitude section was quite easy as compared to the previous year
    • Mathematics section was of moderate difficulty level. The questions were framed so as to check the basic knowledge and analytical ability of the candidates.

    Note: The analysis provided above is for the exam that was conducted on February 7, 2016 from 9 AM to 12 Noon. The final result declared will be based on the normalized score, keeping in mind the overall difficulty level of paper held in each session.

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    GATE 2015 Civil Engineering (CE) Paper

    The paper comprised of 30questions of 1 mark and 35questions of 2marks. A maximum number of questions were asked from the Concrete Structures topic. Overall, the paper was balanced as the questions were asked from all the topics. General Aptitude section was easy. Break-up of the questions from each topic is given below.

    TopicNumber of QuestionMarks
    Mathematics813
    Concrete Structures68
    Environmental Engineering57
    Soil Mechanics57
    Steel Structure12
    Mechanics47
    Foundation Engineering58
    Fluid Mechanics and Hydraulics58
    Transportation Engineering58
    Hydrology24
    Irrigation11
    Surveying46
    Structural Analysis46
    General Aptitude1015
    Total65100

    Analysis

    • 8 questions were from Engineering Mathematics topics
    • Only one question each was from Steel Structure and Irrigation topic

    GATE CS Paper Analysis

    GATE CSE paper 2019 was conducted on February 3 in a single session. As per the students, the difficulty level of the exam was easy to moderate. Around 24 questions were from the NAT section. More questions were framed out of Programming and Data structures and Discrete Mathematics topics. Check detailed GATE CS 2019 Analysis

    GATE 2016 Computer Science and Information Technology (CS)

    GATE 2016 for Computer Science and Information Technology was held on February 7, 2016, in two sessions. The exam comprises of 11 sections and a section of General Aptitude. There are 30questions carrying 1 mark and 35questions carrying 2 marks each. The detailed break up of questions of all the sections is given below

    TopicNumber of QuestionMarks
    DS Algorithm and Programming1523
    Operating System610
    DMGT46
    Digital47
    Computer Organisation35
    DBMS35
    Computer Network68
    Theory of Computation35
    Compiler Design11
    Software Engineering46
    Mathematics69
    General Aptitude1015
    Total65100

    Analysis

    • Maximum number of questions covered, were from DS Algorithm and Programming, i.e., 15 questions
    • Only 6 questions were from Engineering Mathematics as compared to 15 questions that came last year
    • Only 1 question was from Compiler Design topic
    • Questions were evenly distributed for other topics

    Know More GATE Syllabus for Computer Science and Engineering (CS)

    Note: The analysis provided above is for the exam that was conducted on February 7, 2016 from 9 AM to 12 Noon. The final result declared will be based on the normalized score, keeping in mind the overall difficulty level of paper held in each session.

    GATE 2015 Computer Science and Information Technology (CS)

    There are 30questions carrying 1-mark and 35questions carrying 2-marks. The paper is less difficult as compared to last year. Numerical questions were less in number. No change in pattern was observed. Questions of General Aptitude were relatively easy. There were a total 45MCQs and 20fill in the blanks questions. Break up of questions from each topic is given below

    TopicNumber of QuestionsTotal MarksDifficulty Level
    Digital Logic35Moderate
    Computer Organisation and Architecture23Moderate
    Theory of Computation35Moderate
    Data Structure and Algorithms1014Tough
    Operating System610Moderate
    Computer Design35Tough
    DBMS46Moderate
    Computer Networks68Tough
    Software Engineering and Web Technologies34Easy
    Engineering Mathematics1525Moderate
    General Aptitude1515Easy

    Analysis

    • A total of 10 questions were from Data Structure and Algorithms topic
    • 15 questions are from Engineering Mathematics topic
    • Only 2 questions are from Computer Organisation and Architecture topics

    Frequently Asked Questions

    Frequently Asked Questions

    Ques: Is GATE better for CSE students? Is the paper really tough?

    Ans: GATE is obviously a tough exam if your level of preparation is low. The exam is conducted for 25 papers. For CSE branch candidates, the exam opens the door to top PG colleges and therefore, the exam is important and the best option for a candidate seeking admission in a post-graduate program. Since a lot of candidates participate in the exam, the competition level of the exam is high. Strong preparation and strategic study plan can help a candidate to ace the exam. 

    Ques: What is considered a good attempt in GATE exam?

    Ans: A good GATE score is really important for the candidates as it is required to get admission into the postgraduate program in top colleges like IITs, NITs, IIITs, etc and getting a job in PSUs. The total marks of GATE exam are 1000 out of which, the candidate receives a score as per their performance in the exam. Every year, a cutoff list is released based on which one can get an idea about the good score that a candidate should get in GATE exam. As per past year trends, 

    Ques: How many times in a year can a candidate take GATE exam?

    Ans: The exam is held once a year. Candidates may appear in the exam as many times as they want, but students can appear in only one paper in a session. 

    Ques: Is the exam conducted in offline mode also?

    Ans: GATE exam for all 25 papers will be conducted in online mode only. 

    Ques: Are only multiple-choice questions asked in GATE exam?

    Ans: No, GATE exam also consists of some numerical answer type questions also. These questions are to be answered using the virtual keyboard provided on the screen. Candidates can only use a virtual on-screen calculator. 

    Ques: Is there any repetition of questions in GATE exam?

    Ans: Usually no exact questions are asked in GATE exam, but candidates need to understand the pattern/types of questions asked in the exam. Questions with exact data are never asked in GATE but the same type of question with different data and different difficulty may be asked. 

    Ques: What will happen if a candidate makes more than one application of the same paper?

    Ans: In case a candidate fill multiple applications for the same paper, then he/she will be allowed to appear in only one session only.

    *The article might have information for the previous academic years, which will be updated soon subject to the notification issued by the University/College

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    Ruchi garg

    I have done B.Tech. So, Can I apply for the GATE Exam?

    14 Mar, 2019 15:21
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    Komal Chawla

    Hi Ruchi, Yes, you can apply for GATE after B.Tech because GATE helps you to admission in M.Tech in reputed University or IIT.

    14 Mar, 2019 15:47

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