GATE 2021 Question Paper - Benefits of Solving GATE Question Papers

    Nikkil Visha Nikkil Visha
    Exams Prep Master

    The Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) will be conducting GATE 2021 examination for all the 25 disciplines in the first week of February 2021. GATE 2021 Question Paper will have a total of 65 questions and the candidate is supposed to complete the computer based test within 3 hours.

    • GATE 2021 will include both the Multiple-choice questions as well as the numerical type questions.
    • As per the exam pattern, 15% weight of marks will be given to Engineering Mathematics, 15% to General Aptitude, and the remaining 70% to subject paper for certain disciplines. However, for disciplines like the AR, CY, EY, GG, MA, PH, and XL, there will only be two sections i.e. General Aptitude section carrying 15% of the total marks and the remaining for the specific discipline.  Check GATE 2021 Exam Pattern
    • As far as the marking scheme is concerned, for both the MCQ type questions as well as the Numerical type questions, 1 or 2 marks will be awarded for correct answers.
    • However, there will be a deduction of one-third mark for 1 mark question and two-third for 2 mark questions in the case of Multiple Choice Questions. There will be no negative marking in the Numerical Answer Type.

    GATE has to be at the best level possible. Thus, GATE Question papers present this opportunity to the candidate to be aware of the real examination helping in gaining the knowledge on the nature of the exam, weightage of topics, and the important topics. The information taken from GATE Questions Papers will help in creating the best preparation plan suitable to achieve success in GATE 2021.

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    Design of GATE 2021 Question Paper

    GATE 2021 Question Paper will be designed by the professors from the Indian Institute of Technology to test the abilities of candidates registered for the examination of their relevant discipline.

    • The candidate must understand that the questions asked in GATE 2021 paper are linked to the principles, facts, formula, or laws of the relevant discipline of the candidate.
    • GATE 2021 Question Paper will contain the questions that are based on the basic understanding of the candidates which needs the candidate to stress on fundamental ideas to draw out simple conclusions.
    • GATE 2021 Questions will be designed in such a way that it comprises a mixture of data, diagrams, and images and the candidates are required to solve the questions by analyzing the information contained in them.

    How to use the Previous Year Question Papers of GATE?

    How to use the Previous Year Question Papers of GATE?

    Preparation for GATE 2021 examination would require the candidate to follow certain tips and learning of successful candidates. One of the best guiding materials for any exam is its previous year examination. The candidates must incorporate previous year GATE Question Papers in their preparation plan. Solving the Questions wisely would give high chances to the candidate to score good marks in GATE 2021.

    While it is a straight forward demand of solving the previous year GATE examination, the candidate needs to focus on few of the important points that can help in building the right path of success, this includes:

    • Observe and Learn: GATE has been conducted for many years by the various IITs to test the knowledge of an engineer. The candidate can use the previous year Question Paper to observe the changes that have been made in GATE over the years. It also helps the candidate in formulating a strategy and an overall plan to be successful in the future examination.
    • Important topics: Candidates would find out the most important topics or the topics which will carry higher weightage for GATE examination. Since each topic has a different weightage, a candidate might distinguish topics in an important and non-important category. Thus the previous year’s GATE Question Paper will help the candidate to understand the topics with the maximum weightage.
    • Conceptual Clarity: Another great point in solving the previous year GATE Question Paper is that the candidate can further clear their concepts by solving the questions based on it. Since regularly going through the various concepts, the candidate can build accuracy and understand the concept to solve any sort of problem.
    • Understanding the level of difficulty: While the candidate solves the previous year Question Paper, it is highly advisable to check the difficulty level of all the paper. This can help the candidate to be ready in case GATE 2021 has a higher difficulty level.

    Advantages of solving Previous Year GATE Question Papers

    Advantages of solving Previous Year GATE Question Papers

    GATE preparation not just requires an understanding of the Exam pattern but also the strong areas and weak areas. GATE Previous Year Question Papers offers the best deal that the candidate can get in terms of multiple advantages that are not just limited to the level of difficulty or to find the sections that are difficult to solve. A candidate would find even more advantages of solving the previous year GATE Question Papers, this include:

    • Understanding of how much speed is required keeping in mind the accuracy of the answer.
    • Even though there is a set exam pattern for the GATE 2021 examination, the candidate while solving the previous year question paper may find that there are little changes in the exam pattern that are made to trick the candidate.
    • The amount of time that is required to manage the GATE 2021 Exam is another challenge that the candidate has to conquer in order to be successful.
    • While the candidate might think that there is nothing left in the syllabus once all the topics are covered in the syllabus, there are chances that the candidate finds a hidden concept that is related to one that was already studied, thus giving an overall understanding of the exam requirements. Thus, it helps in assessing the overall exam preparation level.
    • There is no doubt that once the candidate starts to solve the previous year GATE Question Paper, it will give the candidate an idea about the real exam scenario which includes the pressure to finish the Question Paper in the stipulated time of 3 hours.
    • While there are multiple benefits on the preparation level, the best part is that the previous year GATE Question Paper helps in boosting the confidence of the candidate

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    Tips & Tricks to Solve GATE 2021 Question Paper

    Tips & Tricks to Solve GATE 2021 Question Paper

    • While the candidate is aware of the different aspects of how to tackle the Question Paper of GATE 2021, the candidates are advised to complete their syllabus before they start solving the previous year Question Papers. 
    • If the candidate starts solving the Questions after completing a part of the syllabus, there could be anxiety regarding the Questions that are from the other part of the syllabus. 
    • The candidates are also advised to divide their syllabus into different parts to complete it in the planned time span. 
    • This could be based on the difficulty level of the difficulty or based on the weightage of different topics.

    How to solve GATE 2021 Question Paper?

    • Candidates preparing for the GATE 2021 examination must strategize or formulate a technique to solve the Question Paper in such a way that the candidate is able to score maximum marks as per their ability. 
    • GATE 2021 Question Paper will have problems that are difficult, average or easy to attempt. 
    • However, if a difficult question appears in the starting stages of the exam and the candidate takes a lot of time to solve that particular question, the candidate might not even be left with enough time to attempt easier questions that will come later in the order of questions.
    • Thus, candidates can solve the questions by identifying the difficulty level of questions, solving the easier questions first, which in turn boost up the confidence and morale while sitting in the exam and solving the Question Paper. 
    • Then in the second round, the candidate can touch upon the questions of moderate difficulty level, where the candidate may find difficulty in answering some questions. 
    • It is advised to mark such questions for review and check them later as per the number of attempts. In the last and third round, the difficult questions will take the center stage. 
    • However, the candidate must remember that there will be negative marking in the Multiple Choice Questions of GATE 2021. Thus, it is better to avoid guesswork. 
    • Another point to note is that questions that involve lengthy calculations must be taken in the end as per the remaining time in the GATE examination.

    Check GATE 2021 Syllabus for all 25 subjects

    Expected Questions of General Aptitude in GATE

    Verbal Ability

    English Grammar: Candidates can prepare for the questions that require finding the grammatically correct and incorrect sentences, along with questions that requires the candidate to find the correctly and incorrectly spelt words.

    Sentence Completion: This is one of the easiest parts of the GATE examination as it requires the candidate to complete the sentence by choosing the most appropriate word.

    Verbal Analogies: It requires the candidate to identify the relationship between the given words in the group.

    Word Groups: It involves questions that use synonyms and antonyms (words which have either the same or opposite meanings), dictionary definitions, and word pairs.

    Critical Reasoning & Verbal Deduction: Another important topic of the General Aptitude section, where the candidate is tested on their ability to take a series of facts expressed in words and to understand and manipulate the information to solve a specific problem which includes Assumptions, Inferences, strengthen or weaken the argument.

    Important Topics of Verbal Ability:

    • Spelling
    • Grammar
    • Sentence completion
    • A pair of related words
    • Synonyms
    • Antonyms
    • Verbal deductions

    Numerical Ability

    Numerical Computation: This is the most basic topic in the numerical ability part in the general aptitude section of the GATE examination as it involves the basic principles of arithmetic like addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division.

    Numerical Estimation: It tests the candidates’ ability to solve straightforward questions as fast as they could and requires an estimated answer.

    Numerical Reasoning: It is based on the reasoning done on the information provided and is based on real-time scenarios like financial data and different data sets.

    Data Interpretation: Candidates are required to extract the correct data from tables, graphs, and charts.

    Important Topics of Numerical Ability

    • Speed-distance-time
    • Number series
    • Summation
    • Logical Inference
    • Cost-profit
    • Data Interpretation
    • Ages
    • Clock
    • Directions
    • Percentage
    • Probability

    Core Subject Questions

    The core subject questions will depend on the subject that you select for the examination. 

    • For disciplines like the AR, CY, EY, GG, MA, PH, and XL, there will only be two sections i.e. General Aptitude section carrying 15% of the total marks and the remaining for the specific discipline.
    • For all the remaining subjects, General Aptitude and Engineering Mathematics sections will be compulsory to attempt along with core subject questions. 

    Frequently Asked Questions

    Frequently Asked Questions

    Q. I am studying in the final year of Computer Science Engineering, will there be any question asked in GATE 2021 from the syllabus of the final year as well?

    A. Yes, the GATE 2021 Question Paper would be designed in such a manner that would test the candidates’ knowledge on all the subjects that are studied during their Engineering degree including that of the fourth and final year as well. Thus, candidates are always advised to study the content of the final year in advance to be able to sit and be successful in their attempt to GATE 2021.

    Q. Is there any significant change in the exam pattern of GATE 2021? I am planning to test my knowledge based on the previous year’s GATE Question Papers.

    A. That will be confirmed after the release of GATE 2021 exam pattern. While there is still a lot of time left before the GATE 2021 is conducted the candidates are advised to follow the website of IIT for any modification if any are made prior to the exam. You can find the official GATE exam pattern 2021 on the official website of IIT Delhi.

    Q. I wanted to confirm if I be provided a paper for rough work related to questions in GATE 2021, given that everything is online in GATE 2021?

    A. Yes, the exam authority will provide a scribble pad will to every candidate for rough work. However, it is important to note that the candidate has to return the scribble pad after the examination and that it cannot be taken with the candidate as it could attract action against the candidate.

    Q. What about the calculators? Are candidates allowed using a physical calculator during the examination or is there an on-screen calculator to solve long and complex calculations asked in the GATE 2021 Question Paper?

    A. All the candidates will be provided with an online virtual scientific calculator to be used to answer the questions. However, it is important to understand that this virtual calculator would be available to use only in the selected questions and not in all the questions. This virtual calculator has the same capability as a scientific calculator. Candidate should also note that the conducting body has banned the entry of any type of physical calculator.

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    IN: Instrumentation Engineering

    MA: Mathematics

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    MT: Metallurgical Engineering

    PH: Physics

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    TF: Textile Engineering and Fibre Science

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    BOTANY – XL-J

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    ZOOLOGY – XL-L

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    AG: Agricultural Engineering

    AR: Architecture and Planning

    BT: Biotechnology

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    CH: Chemical Engineering

    CY: Chemistry

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    MA: Mathematics

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    MN: Mining Engineering

    MT: Metallurgical Engineering

    PE: Petroleum Engineering

    PH: Physics

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