With the release of official notification, IIT Madras also release the exam pattern of the GATE 2019. The exam has two types of questions; MCQs and NAT. GATE 2019 is held in online mode for 24 disciplines with 3 sections namely, General Aptitude, Engineering Mathematics and specific subject of the paper.
(i) Multiple Choice Questions (MCQ): This type of questions carry 1 or 2 marks for each in all papers and sections. These are objective in nature, and each will have a choice of four answers, out of which the aspirants have to mark the correct answer(s).
(ii) Numerical Answer Type (NAT): This type of questions also carry 1 or 2 marks for each in all papers and sections. For NAT, the answer is a real number, to be entered by the aspirants using the virtual keypad. No choices will be given for this type of questions.
Number of Questions
Type of Questions
MCQs and NAT
Number of Sections
3 (General Aptitude, Engineering Mathematics* and Subject Specification Section)
Geology and Geophysics
Architecture and Planning
Computer Science and Information Technology
Production and Industrial Engineering
Electronics and Communication Engineering
Textile Engineering and Fibre Science
Ecology and Evolution
CE, CS, EC, EE, IN, ME, AE, AG, BT, CH, MN, MT, TF, XE, PE, ST and PI
General Aptitude (GA) – 15%
Engineering Mathematics – 15%
Subject of the Paper – 70%
AR, CY, EY, XL, GG, MA and PH
General Aptitude (GA) – 15%
Subject of the Paper – 85%
CE, CH, CS, CY, EC,
XE (Section A + any two sections)
XL (Section P + any two sections)
Pattern of Questions
Total Number of Questions
General Aptitude (GA)
5 Question carrying 1- mark each and 5 question carrying 2-marks each
Question Papers other than GG, XE and XL
25 questions carrying 1-mark each & 30 questions carrying 2-marks each.
Question Paper GG (Geology and Geophysics)
PART A (Compulsory)
25 questions carrying 1-mark each.
Section 1 (Geology) & Section 2 (Geophysics) (Attempt Any One):
XE Paper (Engineering Sciences)
Section A Engineering Mathematics (Compulsory):
Sections B to H: (Attempt Any Two)
7 questions carrying 1-mark each & 4 questions carrying 2-marks each.
9 questions carrying 1-mark each & 13 questions carrying 2-marks.
XL Paper (Life Sciences)
Section P Chemistry (Compulsory):
Sections Q to U: (Attempt Any Two)
5 questions carrying 1-mark each & 10 questions carrying 2-marks each.
10 questions carrying 1-mark each & 10 questions carrying 2-marks each.
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