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GATE Exam

Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering Exam

GATE Examination Pattern

GATE 2018 exam dates have been announced. The exam will be held on February 03 - 04 & February 10 - 11, 2018 (Saturdays & Sundays). IIT Guwahati will be the organizing institute for the exam in 2018.  

GATE Duration:

  • The exam will consist of a single paper of 3 hour duration that contains 65 questions carrying a maximum of 100 marks.
  • The question paper will consist of both multiple choice questions (MCQ) and numerical answer type questions.
  • The examination for all the papers will be carried out in an online computer based test (CBT) mode, where the candidates will be shown the questions in a random sequence on a computer screen.

GATE Pattern:

  • In all papers, there will be a total of 65 questions, out of which 10 questions carrying a total of 15 marks will be in General Aptitude.
  • In the papers bearing the codes AE, AG, BT, CE, CH, CS, EC, EE, IN, ME, MN, MT, PI, TF and XE, engineering mathematics will carry around 15% weightage out of the total marks, the general aptitude section will carry 15% of the total marks and the remaining 70% of the total marks will be devoted to the subject of the paper.
  • In the papers bearing the codes AR, CY, EY, GG, MA, PH and XL, the general aptitude section will carry 15% of the total marks and the remaining 85% of the total marks will be devoted to the subject of the paper.