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GATE 2020 Exam Pattern

GATE  Exam Pattern- all the candidates’ preparing For GATE exam can check the Paper Pattern of their respective GATE 2020 exam papers to know the subjects, topics covered , marks distribution and duration of exams that will help candidates in cracking GATE 2020 examination. All the papers of GATE Exam will have questions that test the General Aptitude (Language and Analytical Skills), apart from the core subject of the paper. Candidates will benefit in their exam preparation if they know the GATE 2020 Exam Pattern before hand.

General Aptitude Questions: All the papers will have a few questions that test the General Aptitude (Language and Analytical Skills), apart from the core subject of the paper

 

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GATE 2020 exam pattern at glance

  • GATE 2020 Examination will be conducted for 24 papers (subjects)
  • A candidate can appear for only one of the 24 GATE papers. The exam for all the papers will be conducted in an ONLINE Computer Based Test (CBT) mode where the candidates will be shown the questions on a computer screen

Exam Duration

  • All the papers of the GATE 2020 Exam will be for 3 hours duration and they consist of 65 questions for a total of 100 marks. Since the Exam is an Online Computer Based Test, at the end of the stipulated time (3-hours), computer will automatically close the screen inhibiting any further action
  • Candidates will be permitted to occupy their allotted seats 40 minutes before the scheduled start of the exam
  • Candidates can login and start reading the instructions 20 minutes before the start of exam. Candidate will NOT be permitted to enter the examination hall after 09:30 hours in the forenoon session and after 14:30 hours in the afternoon session
  • Candidates will NOT be permitted to leave the examination hall before the end of the exam

  

GATE 2020 Pattern of Question Papers

  • GATE 2020 would contain questions of two different types in all the papers:
  • Multiple Choice Questions (MCQ) carrying 1 or 2 marks each in all the papers and sections. These questions are objective in nature, and each will have a choice of four answers, out of which the candidate has to select (mark) the correct answer.
  • Negative Marking for Wrong Answers: For a wrong answer chosen in a MCQ, there will be negative marking. For 1-mark MCQ, 1/3 mark will be deducted for a wrong answer. Likewise, for 2-mark MCQ, 2/3 mark will be deducted for a wrong answer.
  • Numerical Answer Type (NAT) Questions carrying 1 or 2 marks each in all the papers and sections. There is NO negative marking for a wrong answer in NAT questions.

 

Marks

  • In all the papers, there will be a total of 65 questions carrying 100 marks, out of which 10 questions carrying a total of 15 marks will be on General Aptitude (GA), which is intended to test the Language and Analytical Skills
  • In the papers bearing the codes AE, AG, BT, CE, CH, CS, EC, EE, IN, ME, MN, MT, PE, PI, TF and XE, the Engineering Mathematics will carry around 15% of the total marks, the General Aptitude section will carry 15% of the total marks and the remaining 70% of the total marks is devoted to the subject of the paper.
  • In the papers bearing the codes AR, CY, EY, GG, MA, PH, ST and XL, the General Aptitude section will carry 15% of the total marks and the remaining 85% of the total marks is devoted to the subject of the paper.
  • For further details regarding exam pattern, please refer to the website www.gate.iitg.ac.in

 

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