GATE Marking Scheme 2021


“What is the marking scheme for gate 2020 ?
What is the paper pattern of gate 2020 ?
Is there any negative marking in gate 2020 exam ?
You all must have this kind of questions in your mind. 
Below article will solve this puzzle of yours. Just take a look.” 

 GATE Marking Scheme 2020  – 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, Delhi will design the paper for the GATE 2020 examination. This exam will be conducted on Saturdays and Sundays between January and February, 2020.

GATE 2020 question paper for all 25 branches will consist of a single paper of 3 hours duration, and contains 65 questions carrying maximum marks 100. GATE 2020 question paper will consist of questions which will be both multiple choice questions, and numerical answer type.

GATE 2020 Paper Pattern

Paper Code →
Section ↓
AE, AG, BM, BT, CE, CH, CS, EC, EE, IN, ME, MN, MT, PE, PI, TF and XE AR, CY, EY, GG, MA, PH, ST and XL
Questions Marks Questions Marks
General Aptitude 10 15 10 15
Engineering Mathematics 10 15
Subject 45 70 55 85
Total 65 100 65 100

GATE 2020 Question Type

Type of Question Total Questions Marks Total Marks
Multiple Choice Type Questions 55 Questions 1 or 2 85 Marks
Numerical Answer Type Questions 10 Questions 1 or 2 15 Marks

Must Check : GATE 2020 Paper Pattern & Syllabus

#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 2020 Marking Scheme

GATE 2020 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.

Marks of Question Negative Marks of Question
1 1/3
2 2/3
* No negative marking for numerical answer type questions.

GATE 2020 Question Design

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

(i) Recall : These are based on facts, principles, formula 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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