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GATE 2018 Paper Pattern & Marking Scheme


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“What is the paper pattern of GATE 2018 ?
What is the marking scheme for GATE 2018 ?

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GATE (Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering) examination is an all India entrance examination cum scholarship test for postgraduate programmes like the Masters degree program, both Master of Technology (M.Tech) and Master of Engineering (M.E.), or a doctoral degree Ph.D. program. This year, IIT, Guwahati will design the paper for the GATE 2018 examination. This exam will be conducted on Saturdays and Sundays between January and February, 2018.

GATE 2018 question paper for all 23 branches will consist of a single paper of 3 hours duration, and contains 65 questions carrying maximum marks 100. GATE 2018 question paper will consist of questions which will be both multiple choice questions, and numerical answer type.

GATE 2018 Paper Pattern

1# GATE Paper Codes AE, AG, BT, CE, CH, CS, EC, EE, IN, ME, MN, MT, PE, PI, TF and XE.

General Aptitude Engineering MathematicsTechnical QuestionsTotal
10 Questions10 Questions45 Questions65 Marks
15 Marks15 Marks70 Marks100 Marks

2# GATE Paper Codes AR, CY, EY, GG, MA, PH and XL.

General Aptitude Technical QuestionsTotal
10 Questions55 Questions65 Marks
15 Marks85 Marks100 Marks

GATE 2018 Question Types

Type of QuestionMarksTotal MarksTotal Questions
Multiple Choice Type Questions1 or 285 Marks55 Questions
Numerical Answer Type Questions1 or 215 Marks10 Questions

#Note : GATE examiner may ask less or more than 10 numerical answer type questions. It is not certainly defined by GATE office that how may questions will be asked of numerical answer type.

GATE 2018 question paper would contain questions of two different types in various papers:

(i) Multiple Choice Questions (MCQ) : 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 (NAQ) : 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.

GATE 2018 Marking Scheme

Marks of QuestionNegative Marks of Question
* No negative marking for numerical answer type questions.

GATE 2018 Question Design

The questions in a paper may be designed to test the following abilities:

(i) Recall : These are based on facts, principles, formulae or laws of the discipline of the paper. The candidate is expected to be able to obtain the answer either from his/her memory of the subject or at most from a one-line computation.
(ii) Comprehension : These questions will test the candidate’s understanding of the basics of his/her field, by requiring him/her to draw simple conclusions from fundamental ideas.
(iii) Application : In these questions, the candidate is expected to apply his/her knowledge either through computation or by logical reasoning.
(iv) Analysis and Synthesis : In these questions, the candidate is presented with data, diagrams, images etc. that require analysis before a question can be answered. A Synthesis question might require the candidate to compare two or more pieces of information. Questions in this category could, for example, involve candidates in recognising unstated assumptions, or separating useful information from irrelevant information.

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  1. Dear sir,
    you have said above that there are only 10 Questios based on numerical type. From where you got this information. Tell me.
    thank you.

    • Hello gulshan,

      GATE examiner may ask less or more than 10 numerical answer type questions. It is not certainly defined by GATE office that how may questions will be asked of numerical answer type.
      We have taken number 10 just for analysis purpose.

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