GATE 2018 Paper Pattern and Marking Scheme

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GATE 2018 Paper Pattern and Marking Scheme

The GATE 2018 will be organized by IIT-Guwahati. The aspirants preparing for the Graduate aptitude test in engineering(GATE), one of the most prestigious examinations of the country for admission to various master in engineering and technology programs in IITs, IISc, NITs and various other institutes of repute. 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

1. Pattern of Question Paper

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

General Aptitude (GA) Engineering Mathematics Technical questions (subject of the paper) Total Marks
15 marks (10 questions)      15 marks 70 marks 100 marks (65 questions)

2. General Aptitude Test Questions Pattern and Marks

In all papers, 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).

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3. Technical Questions Pattern and Marks

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.

4. 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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