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GATE 2018 Paper Pattern and Marking Scheme

GATE 2018 Paper Pattern and Marking Scheme

The GATE 2018 will be organized by IIT-Guwahati. GATE registration is mandatory for admission and financial support for masters programmes and doctoral programmes in selected science, engineering and technology institutes under the Government of India.

Apart from its academic use, the GATE 2018 scores are also mandatory for job applications in several Public Sector Undertakings (PSUs).

The students often get confused about the pattern of the examination. GATE 2018 exam will be Online. For clearing the doubts of Questions and pattern of the candidates, the GATE paper pattern and marking scheme 2018 is given below in details: GATE 2018 Paper Pattern and Marking Scheme

Total Number of Questions: 65                        Exam Duration: 3 Hours

Pattern of Question Paper

Pattern for the Papers having the Branch codes: CS, EC, EE, IN, ME, AE, AG, BT, CE, CH, MN, MT, PE, PI, TF and XE

Total Marks
General Aptitude (GA)
15 marks
10 questions
Technical questions (subject of the paper)
85 marks
  • 25 marks
  • 60 marks
55 questions
  • 25 questions
  • 30 questions
100 Marks
65 questions

Note: Engineering Mathematics is the part of Technical Questions which contains 15 marks

1. General Aptitude Test Section:

General Aptitude is common for all branches, In this section, GA questions carry a total of 15 marks. 5 questions carrying 1 mark each (sub-total 5 marks) and another 5 questions carrying 2 marks each (sub-total 10 marks).

2. Technical Questions Section:

These papers would contain 55 Questions of total 85 Marks. 

  • 1. 25 questions carrying 1 mark each (sub-total 25 marks) and
  • 2. 30 questions carrying 2 marks each (sub-total 60 marks).

The question paper will consist of questions of multiple choice and numerical answer type. For numerical answer questions, choices will not be given. Candidates have to enter the answer (which will be a real number, signed or unsigned, e.g. 25.06, -25.06, 25, -25 etc.) using a virtual keypad. An appropriate range will be considered while evaluating the numerical answer type questions so that the candidate is not penalized due to the usual round-off errors.

Types of questions included in Question Papers

GATE 2018 would contain questions of two different types in various papers:

  • (i) Multiple Choice Questions (MCQ): 
    • carrying 1 or 2 marks each in all papers and sections. These questions are objective in nature, and
      each will have a choice of four answers, out of which the candidate has to mark the correct answer(s). 
  • (ii) Numerical Answer Questions: 
    • Numerical Answer Questions of 1 or 2 marks each in all papers and sections. For these questions the answer is a real number, to be entered by the candidate using the virtual keypad. No choices will be shown for this type of questions. The answer can be a number such as 10 (an integer only). The answer may be in decimals as well, for example, 10.1 (one decimal) or 10.01 (two decimals) or 10.001 (three decimals). Wherever required and possible, it is better to give NAT answer up to a maximum of three decimal places.

5. Negative Marking Scheme

  • 1. 1/3 marks will be deducted for a wrong answer of 1-mark multiple-choice questions,
  • 2. 2/3 marks will be deducted for a wrong answer of 2-marks multiple-choice questions,
  • 3. For numerical answer type questions, there is no negative marking.

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