GATE Exam Full Form stands for ‘Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering’ Exam. It is conducted for Master of Engineering (ME), Master’s in Technology (M. Tech) and Ph.D. admissions to top-tier Indian Institute of Technology (IITs), National Institutes of Technology (NITs), Indian Institutes of Information Technology (IIITs) and other institutes/universities across India. GATE also opens the door for booming career in public sector undertaking and field of research. Some of the established PSUs that use GATE score for hiring include ONGC, HPCL, BHEL, DRDO, BARC, GAIL, SAIL, NHPC, HAL, BEL, etc.
GATE is an All-India exam jointly conducted by the seven IITs - Mumbai, Delhi, Kanpur, Guwahati, Kharagpur, Madras, and Roorkee along with the Indian Institute of Science (IISc), Bangalore.
IIT Kharagpur will conduct the GATE 2022 Exam. The exam conducting body will release the GATE 2022 Exam pattern along with eligibility criteria and exam’s information brochure. The registration process will commence from September 2021. For more details, candidates can visit the official site of IIT, Kharagpur or the official GATE website or follow our latest blogs on Ekeeda!
The article below provides candidates with an idea about the type and number of questions in the exam.
GATE 2022 Pattern include the number questions, types of questions and the marking schemes for all the 27papers/subjects for the exam. Candidates who wish to appear for GATE 2022 should familiarize themselves with the GATE paper pattern, entire syllabus and of course marking schemes.
Since candidates are allowed to appear for two papers (only specified set) of the 27 papers, they should carefully make a choice of the papers they wish to appear.
Candidates are advisable to appear in the papers appropriate to the discipline of his or her qualifying degree. However, they are also free to choose any paper according to their future plans based on the GATE eligibility criteria of the institute or university they wish to seek admission.
Usually, GATE doesn’t repeat questions from previous year papers but it concepts will be expected over and again. Thus, it important to solve PYQPs for at least past 10 to 15 years and thoroughly prepare for the concepts.
Here is the complete details for GATE paper pattern 2022 -
|Exam Mode||Computer Based Test (CBT)|
|Duration||3 Hours (180 Minutes)|
|Total Number Of Papers (Subjects)||27|
|Sections||General Aptitude + Selected Subject|
|Types of Questions||
Multiple Choice Questions (MCQs)
Multiple Select Questions (MSQs) And/Or
Numerical Answer Type (NAT) Questions
|Number Of Questions||65 Questions (10 GA + 55 Subject)|
|Distribution of Marks in all Papers EXCEPT papers AR, CY, EY, GG, MA, PH, XH and XL||
GA: 15 Marks + Engineering Mathematics: 13 Marks + Subject Questions: 72 Marks= Total 100 Marks
|Distribution of Marks in papers AR, CY, EY, GG, MA, PH, XH and XL||
GA: 15 Marks + Subject Questions: 85 Marks= Total 100 Marks
All the questions will carry 1 or 2 marks
For MCQs with 1 mark: 1/3 mark will be deducted for every wrong answer.
For MCQs with 2 marks: 2/3 mark will be deducted for every incorrect response.
Please Note: There won’t be any negative marking for Multiple Select Question (MSQ) and Numerical Answer Type (NAT) Questions.
As per the GATE 2022 Pattern, there will be different types of questions in all the 27 papers:
|Section||No Of Questions||Marks|
|Subject Questions Total||72|
|General Aptitude (GA)||Subject Marks||Total Marks|
|AE, AR, AG, BT, CE, CH, CS, CY, EC, EE, ES, EY, IN, MA, ME, MN, MT, PE, PH, PI, TF, ST and BM||15||85||100|
|GG [Part A + Part B (Section 1 Geology OR Section 2 Geophysics)]||15||25+60||100|
|XE (Section A + Any TWO Sections)||15||15+70||100|
XH (Section B1 + Any ONE Section)
XL (Section P + Any TWO Sections)
Note: For 1 Mark MCQs, 1-3 marks are deducted for every wrong answer and For 2 Marks MCQs, 2/3 marks are deducted for every wrong answer. No Marks are deducted for MSQs and NAT questions.
GA is common for all the papers and carry a total of 15 marks.
|Number of Questions||Marks||Total|
|5 Questions||1 Mark Each||05|
|5 Questions||2 Marks Each||10|
Subject papers will contain total 55 questions - 25 Questions with 1 mark (sub-total 25 marks) and 30 questions with 2 marks each (sub-total 60 marks). The questions papers will consist of Multiple choice questions and Numerical Answer Type (NAT).
For NAT, choices will not be provided. Candidates will have to enter the answer that would be real number using virtual keypad. An appropriate range will be considered while evaluating the answers, so that candidates are not penalised due to any round-off errors.
GA – General Aptitude Section For 15 marks (Compulsory)
GA – General Aptitude Section For 15 marks (Compulsory)
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The exam conducting authority will release the GATE Paper Pattern 2022 notification on the official site – IIT Kharagpur in the month of July 2021.
GATE Exam is conducted only in the online mode and in various slots, therefore the normalization process will be used to calculate the GATE Score.
The time duration of the GATE 2022 exam will be three hours. There won't be any sectional time limit, candidates can attempt the questions from any section of their choice. The total number of questions will be 65 and the total marks would be 100 marks.
There will be total of 65 questions for 100 marks in the GATE 2022. You will have 3 hours to complete your GATE exam. Also, there won’t be any form of the sectional time limit.
Yes! It's compulsory to attempt all the questions asked in the GATE 2022. However, there would be negative marking for any wrong answer in the MCQ-type questions.
Yes, a candidate gets negative marks for every incorrect MCQ. However, there won't be any negative marking in MSQs and NATs-related questions.
The negative marking for 1-mark MCQs will be ⅓ marks and the negative marking for 2-marks MCQs is ⅔ marks.
GATE exam papers will be for a total of 100 marks each, and the papers will consist of 1 mark and 2 marks questions.
GATE Exam question papers will consist of - Multiple-choice Questions (MCQs), Multiple Select Questions (MSQ), and Numerical Answer Type (NAT) questions.
In GATE 2022, candidates can opt for two papers for which the combinations can be chosen from the given list of paper combinations. The exam is going to be conducted for 27 disciplines.
No, the Numerical Answer Type (NAT) questions are answered as a numerical value only in the GATE exam.
GATE general aptitude section will be the same across all the 27 papers carrying 15% weightage. Apart from this, time duration, question types, negative marking, and total marks will also be the same for all the 27 GATE papers.
Yes! There will be 1 mark for all the three question types i.e Multiple Choice Questions, Multiple Select Questions, and Numerical answer type questions in GATE 2022.
No! GATE is also held in overseas countries such as UAE, Bangladesh, Nepal, Ethiopia and etc. However, due to the COVID-19 situation, it seems difficult for international exam centers to function. It's better to wait for the official GATE notification to be released by July 2021.
No! It's an online-based exam and candidates will have to use virtual calculators. No mobile phones, physical calculators, wristwatches, or other electronic gadgets are allowed to carry in the GATE examination hall.
As per the GATE Exam Paper Pattern, the question numbers 26 to 51 and question numbers 61 to 65 are allotted two marks each.
No! GATE papers with code AR, CY, EY, GG, MA, PH, and XL will not consist of Engineering Mathematics questions.
No, Numeric Answer Type questions won't have fixed marks, it may vary between 25 - 40 marks as per the GATE pattern.
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