GATE 2020 Exam Pattern

 

GATE 2020 Exam Pattern

GATE is an entrance exam for admissions into Post Graduate engineering courses for the academic year 2020-2021. GATE 2020 examination will be conducted for 25 papers (subjects). A candidate can appear for only one of the 25 GATE papers. The examination for all the papers will be conducted in an ONLINE Computer Based Test (CBT) mode. GATE 2020 Exam is scheduled to be conducted on 1st, 2nd, 8th & 9th February 2020.

 

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GATE 2020 Exam Duration:

All the papers of the GATE 2020 examination will be for 3 hours duration and they consist of 65 questions for a total of 100 marks. Since the examination is an ONLINE computer-based test, at the end of the stipulated time (3-hours), the computer will automatically close the screen inhibiting any further action.

Total Questions: 65                           Total Marks: 100                   Duration: 3 Hours

Multiple Choice Questions:

  1. These are objective type questions which contain four options out of which candidate has to choose/mark the correct answer(s). Each question carry either1 or 2 marks in all papers and sections.
  2. There is NEGATIVE marking for these questions. For 1 mark question, 1/3 marks will be deducted and for 2 mark question, 2/3 mark will be deducted.

Numerical Answer Questions:

  1. There are no options given for these questions.
  2. An answer is a real number which is to be entered by the candidate only using the virtual keypad.  Each question carries either 1 or 2 marks in all papers and sections.
  3. No NEGATIVE marking for these questions.

 

General Aptitude:

Every paper consists of a section of General Aptitude with 15 marks.

For papers bearing the codes AE, AG, BT, CE, CH, CS, EC, EE, IN, ME, MN, MT, PE, PI and TF

Section

No of Questions

Marks

Marks

General Aptitude

10

5 x 1 mark = 5 marks

5 x 2 marks = 10 marks

15 marks

 

Technical(Core Subject)+ Engineering Mathemetics

55

25 x 1 mark = 25 marks

30 x 2 marks = 60 marks

85 marks

 

Total Questions: 65

 

Total Marks: 100

Note: Technical 70 marks and Engineering Mathematics 15 marks

 

For papers bearing the codes AR, CY, EY, GG, MA and PH

Section

No of Questions

Marks

Marks

General Aptitude

10

5 x 1 mark = 5 marks

5 x 2 marks = 10 marks

15 marks

 

Core Subject of paper

55

25 x 1 mark = 25 marks

30 x 2 marks = 60 marks

85 marks

 

Total Questions: 65

 

Total Marks: 100

 

 

GG Paper:

  1. General Aptitude.
  2. Part A - common for all candidates
  3. Part B: Candidates can choose either Section I or Section II

a) Section I: Geology

b) Section II: Geophysics

Section

No of Questions

Marks

Marks

General Aptitude

10

5 x 1 mark = 5 marks

5 x 2 marks = 10 marks

15 marks

 

Part A

25 

25 x 1 mark = 25 marks 

25 marks

Part B (Section I or Section II)

30

30 x 2 marks = 60 marks

60 marks

 

Total Questions: 65

 

Total Marks: 100

 

 

XE Paper

  1. General Aptitude
  2. Engineering Mathematics – Section A (Compulsory)
  3. Any two sections from B to H

Section

No of Questions

Marks

Marks

General Aptitude

10

5 x 1 mark = 5 marks

5 x 2 marks = 10 marks

15 marks

 

Engineering Mathematics

Section A(Compulsory)

11

 

7 x 1 mark = 7 marks

4 x 2 marks = 8 marks

25 marks

Any two sections from

B to H

Each section contains 22 questions

(22 x2 = 44 ques)

9 x 1 mark = 9 marks

13 x 2 marks = 26 marks

9 x 1 mark = 9 marks

13 x 2 marks = 26 marks

35 marks

  

35 marks

 

Total Questions: 65

 

Total Marks: 100

 

 

XL Paper

  1. General Aptitude
  2. Chemistry – Section P (Compulsory)
  3. Any two sections from B to H

Section

No of Questions

Marks

Marks

General Aptitude

10

5 x 1 mark = 5 marks

5 x 2 marks = 10 marks

15 marks

 

Chemistry

Section P(Compulsory)

15

5 x 1 mark = 5 marks

10 x 2 marks = 20 marks

25 marks

Any two sections from

B to H

Each section contains 20 questions

(20 x2 = 40 ques)

10 x 1 mark = 10 marks

10 x 2 marks = 20 marks

10 x 1 mark = 10 marks

10 x 2 marks = 20 marks

30 marks

 

30 marks

 

Total Questions: 65

 

Total Marks: 100

 

 

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