GATE Entrance Exam Pattern 2018

Published on : 31st August 2017    Author : Tanvi Mittal
GATE Exam

The Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering (GATE) is conducted for 23 subjects and every candidate has to opt for one subject. For all subjects, there are total 65 questions of 100 marks which a candidate has to attempt in 3 hours duration.

GATE is a Computer Based Test (CBT) with Multiple Choice Questions (MCQs) and Numerical questions. Candidates are required to select answers for MCQs and use virtual mouse and keyboard for entering answers to numerical questions. Blank sheets are provided for rough work.

GATE Entrance Exam Pattern 2018

GATE Exam Pattern

The GATE Exam Pattern is different for different subjects.

Here is the pattern for GATE examination.

For papers with codes AG, AE, BT, CH, CE, CS, EE, EC, IN, ME, MT, MN, PI, TF and XE:

Sections

Marks

General Aptitude

15

Engineering Mathematics

15

Subject Paper

70

TOTAL

100

For papers with codes AR, EY, CY, MA, GG, XL and PH:

Sections

Marks

General Aptitude

15

Subject Paper

85

TOTAL

100

Marking Scheme

For Multiple Choice Questions carrying 1 mark; 1/3 mark will be deducted for the wrong answer and for MCQs carrying 2 marks; 2/3 mark will be deducted. There is no negative marking for wrong answers in numerical type questions.

Design of Questions

Questions in GATE entrance exam are designed to test the following skills:

ANALYSIS AND SYNTHESIS

Diagrams, data, charts, images etc. are included in the questions. Candidates have to analyse them before answering the question.

APPLICATION SKILLS

Questions are framed to test the practical applicability or logical reasoning of the candidate.

Example

Q. The sequent depth ratio of a hydraulic jump in a rectangular channel is 16.48. The Froude number at the beginning of the jump is:

  1. 8.0
  2. 5.0
  3. 12.0
  4. 10.0

COMPREHENSION

Questions are included to test candidate’s basic understanding of the subject.

Example

Question: A DC motor requires a starter for

  1. compensating for auxiliary field ampere turns
  2. limiting armature current at starting
  3. developing a starting torque
  4. providing regenerative braking

RECALLING

Candidates recalling skill is checked by framing questions on facts, formulae, principles or laws related to the subject. This type of questions tests your memory.

Example

Q. During machining maximum heat is produced

  1. in rake face
  2. in flank face
  3. in shear zone
  4. due to friction between tool and chip

Practice as many mock tests as you can for GATE Entrance Exam so that you get a good idea about the exam pattern.

Also Read : How To Apply For GATE Entrance Exam 2018

All the Best!


About the Author: Tanvi Mittal

Former content manager at one of the country’s leading dailies, Tanvi Mittal specialises in academic writing. With two decades of experience and expertise in writing, she is the spearhead of Exams Planner’s content team. Commitment to brilliance and dedication to writing, strategizing and doing extensive research are her biggest passions. With only objective to provide high quality and researched based content, Tanvi constantly thrives to make a difference with her knowledge.

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