Paper Pattern


The examination for GATE is conducted for the online mode in multiple sessions for some streams like Mechanical and Civil engineering (due to large number of candidates). GATE Examination consists of MCQs (Multiple Choice Questions) and NTQs (Numerical Type Questions). Multiple Choice Questions have 4 options, of which only one is correct. For Numerical Type Questions the answer is in the form of digits (decimal, negative sign can also be included) which is entered in the console using the mouse. The paper consists of the following types of questions:

The questions in a paper may be designed to test the following abilities:

(i) Section A (Non-Technical): Aptitude and English: Questions from Reasoning, Aptitude and English are included in this section the difficulty level of which is kept to such a level that everybody is able to solve at least 80% of the questions. This section is weighted about 25 marks.

(ii) Section B (Technical): This section contains purely technical questions from the core engineering discipline. This section has the heaviest weightage. The questions are framed from almost every part of the syllabus prescribed for the GATE examination.