GATE 2018 Exam Pattern

Below is the Examination Pattern for GATE 2018:

  • Total Questions: There would be a total of 65 Objective Type Questions.
  • Total Marks: The GATE exam paper is for 100 marks.
  • Question Type: The Question paper consists of objective type questions.
  • Sections: General Aptitude, Technical (concerned engineering subjects), Mathematics.
  • Note: There are no sectional cutoffs for GATE.
  • General Aptitude: In the section for General Aptitude of the GATE examination, there are 10 compulsory Questions. These come for 15 marks—5 of 1 mark each; and 5 of 2 marks each.
Subject Weightage
Engineering Mathematics 15% of Total
General Aptitude 15% of Total
Technical Subject 70% of Total

Negative Marking Scheme for GATE 2018:

  • For every incorrect 1 Mark Question, 1/3 mark would be deducted
  • For every incorrect 2 Mark Question, 2/3 marks would be deducted
  • There would be no negative marking for any unattempted question.
  • GATE has no negative marking for numerical questions.
  • The candidates would have access to a Virtual Online Calculator onscreen during the GATE test to help them in the complicated calculation.
  • The same will appear with all scientific and usual functions.
  • There are specific display boxes for each value and results obtained.

Marking Scheme for GATE 2018:

  • Each correct answer is awarded 1 Mark for Questions 1 to 25
  • Each correct answer is awarded 2 Marks for Questions 26 to 55
  • Each correct answer is awarded 15 Marks for Questions 56 to 65
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