GATE Examination Pattern:
The GATE examination consists of a single paper of 3 hours duration which contains 65 questions carrying a maximum of 100 marks. The Question paper will consist of only multiple choice objective questions. Each question will have four choices for the answer.
The following table indicates the pattern of one of the GATE papers.
|QUESTIONS||MARKS||TOTAL MARKS||NEGATIVE MARKS|
|1 to 25||1 Mark||25 Marks||1/3 Mark|
|26 to 55||2 Mark||60 Marks||2/3 Mark|
|56 to 60 (GA)||1 Mark||5 Marks||1/3 Mark|
|61 to 65 (GA)||2 Mark||10 Marks||2/3 Mark|
|Total Questions :65||Total Marks : 100 Marks||Duration : 3 Hours|
- The examination is a single paper of 3 hours duration and consists of 65 questions carrying 100 marks. Their will be numaerical type questions also for which no option will be provided candidate has to use the virtual keypad to insert the answer.
- You have to opt for your subject and study as per the syllabus mentioned in the GATE brochure.
- The subjects of our interest are Computer Science and Engineering, Electronics & Communication Engineering., Electrical Engineering and Instrumentation Engineering. Other subjects are also available such as Mathematics, Physics, etc.
- Results of qualified candidates in GATE will give All India Rank and indicate percentile score. For example, a percentile score of 99 means you are in the top 1% category of the candidates who appeared for GATE.
- Candidates who get less than 70 percentile get no scorecard.
- GATE scores are valid for 2 years. You may reappear the GATE exam if you are not satisfied with the earlier score and the new score (if better than the old one) will be used for admission purposes.