GATE exam refers to the Graduate Aptitude Testing in Engineering. The exam is conducted for assessing the undergraduate students understanding in science and engineering. Based on this assessment the admission in Masters Program and recruitment by some Public Sector Companies takes place. The Graduate Aptitude Testing in Engineering is conducted together by seven Indian technology institutes at Delhi, Kanpur, Chennai, Mumbai, Guwahati, Kharagpur, Roorkee and the Indian Institute of Science in Bengaluru on behalf of the National Coordination Board – GATE.
Table of Contents
- GATE Exam Pattern 2023
- GATE 2023 – Exam Pattern Highlights
- GATE Exam Pattern 2023 – Paper Code Wise Subject Weightage
- GATE 2023 Exam Pattern – Marking Scheme
- GATE 2023 Question Paper Pattern
- GATE Paper Codes
- Paper Codes for XH
- Paper code for optional subjects
- Paper Code for XE
- Paper Code for XL paper sections
GATE Exam Pattern 2023
IIT Kanpur released the examination pattern for GATE 2023. The pattern of examination covers the various aspect of the examination such as marking scheme, mode of conduction, duration of examination etcetera.
GATE 2023 – Exam Pattern Highlights
GATE exam pattern highlights shed light on various aspects of the examination. Here are details for the same –
|Examination Particular||Examination Details|
|Mode of Examination||CBT (Computer Based Test) Online|
|Duration of examination||3 hours|
|Sections in the examination|
|Number of Papers in GATE 2023||29|
|Question Paper Type|
|Total Number of Questions||65 Questions that include ten questions from General Aptitude|
|Design of Questions||GATE 2023 questions would be designed for testing the application ability, analysis ability, comprehension ability, synthesis ability and recall ability|
|Distribution of questions in all papers apart from AR, EY, MA, XL, CY, GG and XH|
General aptitude – 15 Marks
Engineering Mathematics – 13 Marks
Subject Questions – 72 Marks
|Distribution of questions in CY, GG, PH, XL, AR, EY, MA and XH|
General Aptitude – 15 Marks
Questions from the concerned subjects – 85 Marks
|Marking Scheme||The value of questions will be 1 or 2 marks|
There will be 2 types of MCQs –
There is no -ve marking for NAT and MSQ questions.
GATE Exam Pattern 2023 – Paper Code Wise Subject Weightage
In the table given below, the paper code-wise subject weightage is covered for GATE Exam 2023.
|Paper Code||Examination Pattern|
|CE, EC, AG, CH, MN, EE, TF, PE, PI, CS, AE, BT, ME, MT, IN, XE and ST|
The subject of paper – 72 questions
General aptitude – 15
Engineering Mathematics – 13 questions
|AR, EY, MA, PH, XL, CY, GG and XH|
General Aptitude – 15
The subject of the paper – 85
GATE 2023 Exam Pattern – Marking Scheme
The marking scheme of GATE 2023 sheds light on the various aspects of scoring the examination such as maximum marks and negative marking. Here, in the points given below, some important aspects of the marking scheme have been covered.
- There are two types of MCQ questions. In the first type, the candidate will obtain 1 mark for every correct answer and 1/3 mark will be deducted for every incorrect answer. In the second type of MCQ question candidate will obtain 2 marks for every correct answer and 2/3 marks will be deducted for every wrong answer
- In the MSQ and NAT type questions, no negative marking would be done.
In the table given below, the marking scheme is given in a detailed way –
|Paper Code||Subject Marks||General Aptitude Marks||Maximum Marks|
|AE, BM, CE, CS, EC, ES, IN, ME, MT, PE, PI, ST, AG, BT, CH, CY, EE, EY, MA, MN, NM, PH and TF||85||15||100|
|GE [Part A + Part B (Section I or Section II)]||55 + 30||15||100|
|XE (Section A + Any two questions)||15 + (2*35)||15||100|
|XL (Section P + Any 2 sections)||25 + (2*30)||15||100|
|AE [Part A + Part B (B1: Architecture or B2: Planning)]||60 + 25||15||100|
|GG [Part A +Part B (Section 1: Geology or Section 2: Geophysics)]||25 + 60||15||100|
|XH (Section B1 + Any 1 section)||25 + 60||15||100|
GATE 2023 Question Paper Pattern
Here are details for different GATE paper patterns –
- Geometrics Engineering Paper – GE paper consists GA section for 15 marks and the rest of the examination shall consist of two parts, Part A (55M) and Part B(30M). Here, part A will be a compulsory section whereas part B shall consist of two optional sections out of which candidates can select anyone at the time of the exam.
- Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering Paper – Here, the GA section will be for 15 marks and the rest of the examination for 85 marks.
- Architecture and Planning – Here, the GA section will be for 15 marks and the rest of the examination will have two parts. Part A for 60 marks is compulsory and part B for 25 marks consists of two optional sections such as architecture and planning out of which candidates can select anyone.
- GATE 2023 papers apart from GG, XE, XL – These papers will have 45 questions wherein 15 questions will be for one mark each and the rest will be for 2 marks each.
- Geology and Geophysics Paper – The paper will be divided into parts A and part B. Part A will be a compulsory section whereas part B will have 2 options geology and geophysics out of which one can be selected by the candidate. Part A will have 25 NAT questions for 1 mark each and part B will have 30 questions for 2 marks each.
- Engineering Sciences – General Aptitude and Engineering Mathematics will be the mandatory sections. Section shall contain 11 questions with a maximum of 15 marks and some of these questions can be numerical answer types. From sections, B to H candidates will have to select their choice. These will carry a maximum of 35 marks with a total of 22 questions.
- Life Sciences – Here, Section P, that is chemistry is compulsory. It has 15 questions for 25 marks. The general aptitude section will be for 15 marks. From Section Q to U, candidates have the option to select a section which shall be for 30 marks with 20 questions.
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GATE Paper Codes
|Architecture and Planning||AR|
|Computer Science and Information Technology||CS|
|Ecology and Evolution||EY|
|Environmental Science and Engineering||ES|
|Electronics and Communication Engineering||EC|
|Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering||NM|
|Production and Industrial Engineering||PI|
|Humanities and Social Sciences||XH|
|Textile and fibre science||TF|
|Geology and Geophysics||GG|
Paper Codes for XH
|Reasoning and Comprehension||B1|
Paper code for optional subjects
Paper Code for XE
|Engineering Mathematics (Compulsory)||A|
|Polymer Science and Engineering||F|
|Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences||H|
Paper Code for XL paper sections