GATE 2019 exam pattern

Exam Pattern for GATE 2019:-

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.


Highlights of GATE Exam Pattern

Exam Mode

Online

Number of Questions

65

Total Marks

100

Type of Questions

MCQs and NAT




Number of Sections

3 (General Aptitude, Engineering Mathematics* and Subject Specification Section)

*In place of Engineering Mathematics, Chemistry will be compulsory for Life Science (XL) Paper

Sectional Time-Limit

No

GATE Paper Codes (Candidates can appear in only one of them)

Paper

Code

Paper

Code

Aerospace Engineering

AE

Geology and Geophysics

GG

Agricultural Engineering

AG

Instrumentation Engineering

IN

Architecture and Planning

AR

Mathematics

MA

Biotechnology

BT

Mechanical Engineering

ME

Civil Engineering

CE

Mining Engineering

MN

Chemical Engineering

CH

Metallurgical Engineering

MT

Computer Science and Information Technology

CS

Petroleum Engineering

PE

Physics

PH

Chemistry

CY

Production and Industrial Engineering

PI

Electronics and Communication Engineering

EC

Textile Engineering and Fibre Science

TF

Electrical Engineering

EE

Engineering Sciences

XE

Ecology and Evolution

EY

Life Sciences

XL

Statistics

ST

   
Design of Questions

Paper Code

Exam Pattern



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%

GATE Marking Scheme

Paper Code

GA Marks

Subject Marks

Total Marks

Negative Marking

CE, CH, CS, CY, EC,

EE, AE, AR, AG, BT, EY, GG, IN, MA, ME, PH, PI, TF, MN, MT, PE, ST

15

85

100





  • 1/3 Mark will be deducted for 1 mark question
  • 2/3 Mark will be deducted for 2 marks question

XE (Section A + any two sections)

15

15+2*35

100

XL (Section P + any two sections)

15

25+2*30

100

Marks & Questions Distribution

Pattern of Questions

Marks Allotted

Total Number of Questions

Total Marks

General Aptitude (GA)

5 Question carrying 1- mark each and 5 question carrying 2-marks each

10

15

Question Papers other than GG, XE and XL

25 questions carrying 1-mark each & 30 questions carrying 2-marks each.

55

85




Question Paper GG (Geology and Geophysics)

PART A   (Compulsory)

PART B

55

85

25 questions carrying 1-mark each.

Section 1 (Geology) & Section 2 (Geophysics) (Attempt Any One):

30 questions carrying 2-marks each.

XE Paper (Engineering Sciences)

Section A Engineering Mathematics (Compulsory):

Sections B to H: (Attempt Any Two)

55

85

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)

55

85

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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