GATE Exam Pattern

Section Questions No. No. of Questions Marks Per Question Total Marks
General Aptitude

1-5

6-10

5

5

1

2

5

10

Technical + Engineering Mathematics

1-25

26-55

25

30

1

2

25

60

Total Questions: 65 Total Marks = 100 Total Duration = 3 hours
Technical Section: 70 Marks Engineering Mathematics: 15 Marks General Aptitude: 15 Marks
Multiple Choice Questions (MCQs)

These questions are objective in nature and each question will have choice of four answers, out of which the candidate has to mark the correct answer. Each question carries 1 or 2 marks questions in all the sections.

Numerical Answer Questions

There will be no choices available for these types of questions. A Numeric Answer question carries 1 or 2 marks questions in all sections. The answer for these questions is a real number to be entered by using mouse and virtual keypad displayed on the monitor. No negative marking for these questions.

Negative Marking Scheme
Question Type Marks Negative Marking
MCQ

1 Marks

2 Marks

0.33

0.66

NAT

1 Marks

2 Marks

0

0