GATE Exam Pattern 2018

Accepted For : M.Tech

Exam Mode : Online

Registrations Date

01 Sep, 2017

Closed

Exam Date

03 Feb, 2018

10 days to go

GATE 2018 Exam Pattern

The Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering (GATE) 2018 is a popular entrance examination conducted for postgraduate engineering admissions. GATE exam also opens doors to attractive employment opportunities in Public Sector Undertakings i.e. PSUs. Candidates looking forward to pursuing research in various fields of engineering can also appear for GATE 2018 exam. 

Along with a good preparation strategy to crack the entrance exam, candidates must have a detailed understanding of the exam pattern of GATE 2018.

GATE 2018 Detailed Exam Pattern

GATE 2018 examination consists of two kinds of questions as follows:

  • Numerical Answer Questions

  • Multiple Choice Questions

The questions will be based on the following topics:

  • General Aptitude

  • Technical Section

  • Engineering Mathematics

Overview of GATE 2018 Exam Pattern

Total No. of Questions in GATE 2018 Exam

65

Total Marks

100

Duration of GATE 2018 Exam

3 hours (180 minutes)

Subject-Wise Break-Up of Questions in GATE 2018

Name of the Section or Subject

Total No. of Questions

General Aptitude

10

Technical Section

25

Engineering Mathematics

30

Total

65

Subject-Wise Break-Up of GATE 2018 Marking Scheme

Name of the Section or Subject

Marks Per Question

Total Marks

General Aptitude

1.5

15

Technical Section

1

25

Engineering Mathematics

2

60

Note: According to the official exam pattern of GATE, 25 to 45 marks will be allotted to Numerical Answer Type questions.

Details about Negative Marking in GATE 2018

Nature of Question

Marks

Negative Marking

Multiple Choice Questions

1 Mark Question

0.33

2 Mark Question

0.66

Numerical Answer Questions

1 Mark Question

Nil

2 Mark Question

Nil