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About GATE

The Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering (GATE), is an All-India Examination conducted by the seven Indian Institutes of Technology and the Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, on behalf of the National Coordinating Board GATE, Department of Education, Ministry of Human Resources Development (MHRD), Government of India.

Objective of GATE

The objective of GATE is to identify meritorious and motivated candidates for admission in Postgraduate Programs in Engineering at the national level. Some Engineering Colleges/Institutes specify GATE as a mandatory qualification for admission for Postgraduate Programs. For doing M.Tech. and Ph.D programme from IIT, IISc and other reputed institutes one should have GATE score. The GATE qualified students are given their all India Rank (also percentile). On the basis of this score students have to applied for different IITs or other institutes.

Eligibility

    The following categories of candidates are eligible to appear in GATE:

  • Bachelor degree holders in Engineering/ Technology/ Architecture (4 years after 10+2) and those who are in the final or pre-final year of such programmes.
  • Master degree holders in any branch of Science/ Mathematics/ Statistics/ Computer Applications or equivalent and those who are in the final or pre-final year of such programmes.
  • Candidates in the second or higher year of the Four-year Integrated Master degree programme (Post-B.Sc.) in Engineering/ Technology or in the third or higher year of Five-year Integrated Master degree programme and Dual Degree programme in Engineering/ Technology.
  • Candidates with qualifications obtained through examinations conducted by professional societies recognized by UPSC/AICTE (e.g. AMIE by IE(I), AMICE(I) by the Institute of Civil Engineers (India)-ICE(I)) as equivalent to B.E./B.Tech. Those who have completed section A or equivalent of such professional courses are also eligible.

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Examination structure

The GATE examination consists of a single paper of 3 hours duration, which contains 65 questions carrying a maximum of 100 marks. The question paper will consist of only multiple choice objective questions. Each question will have four choices for the answer. The candidates will have to mark the correct choice on an Optical Response Sheet (ORS) by darkening the appropriate bubble against each question. There will be negative marking for each wrong answer, as explained in Question Paper Pattern.

Question paper pattern

Subject - Biotechnology (BT)

Each paper contains 65 questions carrying 100 marks:

Q.1 to Q.25: Will carry one mark each (sub-total 25 marks). 1/3 mark will be deducted for each wrong answer.

Q.26 to Q.55: Will carry two marks each (sub-total 60 marks). 2/3 mark will be deducted for each wrong answer.

Q.48 through Q.51 (2 pairs) will be common data questions. Each question will carry two marks.

2/3 mark will be deducted for each wrong answer.

Question pairs (Q.52, Q.53) and (Q.54, Q.55) will be linked answer questions. The answer to the second question of the last two pairs will depend on the answer to the first question of the pair.

If the first question in the linked pair is wrongly answered or is unattempted, then the answer to the second question in the pair will not be evaluated. Each question will carry two marks.

There will be negative marks only for wrong answer to the first question of the linked answer question pair i.e. for Q.52 and Q.54, 2/3 mark will be deducted for each wrong answer. There is no negative marking for Q.53 and Q.55.

Q.56 to Q.60 : From General Aptitude (GA) will carry one mark each (sub-total 5 marks). 1/3 mark will be deducted for each wrong answer.

Q.61 to Q.65 : From GA will carry two marks each (sub-total 10 marks). 2/3 mark will be deducted for each wrong answer. This paper will contain few questions on Engineering Mathematics carrying 15 marks.

Subject - Life Sciences (XL)

A candidate appearing in XL paper will be required to answer three sections. Section H is compulsory in XL paper. The candidate can choose any two out of the remaining sections listed against the respective papers. The choice of the appropriate paper is the responsibility of the candidate. Some guidelines in this respect are suggested below:

Candidate is expected to appear in a paper (one of the listed above) appropriate to the discipline of his/her qualifying degree. Candidate is, however, free to choose any paper according to his/her admission plan, keeping in mind the eligibility criteria of the institutions in which he/she wishes to seek admission.

Question Paper Pattern in Section H (Chemistry) of paper bearing the code XL. There will be 15 questions carrying 25 marks in XL Section H paper:

Q.1 to Q.5 (5 questions) will carry one mark each (sub-total 5 marks). 1/3 mark will be deducted for each wrong answer.

Q.6 to Q.15 (10 questions) will carry two marks each (sub-total 20 marks). 2/3 mark will be deducted for each wrong answer.

(Q.12, Q.13) will be common data questions. Each question will carry two marks each. 2/3 mark will be deducted for each wrong answer.

Question pair (Q.14, Q.15) will have linked answer question. Each question will carry two marks each There will be negative marks only for wrong answer to the first question of the linked answer question pair. For Q.14, 2/3 mark will be deducted for wrong answer. There is no negative mark for Q.15.

Question Paper Pattern in Sections I to L of paper bearing the code XL. XL section papers (Sections I through L) will contain 20 questions carrying 30 marks:

Q.1 to Q.10 (10 questions) will carry one mark each (sub-total 10 marks). 1/3 mark will be deducted for each wrong answer.

Q.11 to Q.20 (10 questions) will carry two marks each (sub-total 20 marks). 2/3 mark will be deducted for each wrong answer.

XL Paper - General Aptitude (GA)

There will be 10 questions carrying 15 marks in General Aptitude:

Q.1 to Q.5 (5 questions) will carry one mark each (sub-total 5 marks). 1/3 mark will be deducted for each wrong answer.

Q.6 to Q.10 (5 questions) will carry two marks each (sub-total 10 marks). 2/3 mark will be deducted for each wrong answer.

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