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GATE 2023 Question Paper

GATE 2023 examination consisted of a total 65 questions and the examination was conducted for 100 words. Further the questions were divided into 3 categories including Multiple Choice Questions (MCQ’s), Multiple Select Questions (MCQ’s) and Numerical Answer Type  Questions (NAT). GATE 2023 examination was conducted as Computer Based Test (CBT) on February 4, 5,11 and 12, 2023 by IIT Kanpur. The overall difficulty level of the GATE 2023 question paper was moderate, with a mix of direct and conceptual questions. CSE was considered to be the most challenging subject, while ME was on the easier side. Chemistry was generally balanced in terms of difficulty level. We have listed the subject-wise GATE question paper 2023 PDFs here. Going through the GATE 2023 question paper will help aspirants understand the type & weightage of questions asked in the exam and prepare for the upcoming sessions. 

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GATE 2023 Question Papers PDF Download

Candidates can easily download the GATE 2023 question paper and their solutions from the table below. The question paper and its solution help students learn about the paper pattern and questions asked in the GATE examination.

Subject

Course Code

Question Paper

Solution 

Aerospace Engineering  AE

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Agricultural Engineering

AGDownload Here

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Architecture and Planning 

ARDownload Here

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Biomedical Engineering

BMDownload Here

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Biotechnology

BTDownload Here

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Civil Engineering (Morning - 9.30 AM to 12,30 PM)

CE1Download Here

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Civil Engineering (Afternoon 2.30 PM to 5.30 PM)

CE2Download Here

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Chemical Engineering

CHDownload Here

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Computer Science and Information Technology

CSDownload Here

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Chemistry

CYDownload Here

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Electronics and Communication Engineering

ECDownload Here

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Electrical Engineering 

EEDownload Here

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Environment Science and Engineering

ESDownload Here

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Ecology and Evolution 

EYDownload Here

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Geomatics Engineering

GEDownload Here

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Geology and Geophysics 1

GG1Download Here

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Geology and Geophysics 2

GG2Download Here

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Instrumentation Engineering

INDownload Here

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Mathematics

MADownload Here

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Mechanical Engineering

MEDownload Here

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Mining Engineering

MNDownload Here

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Metallurgical Engineering

MTDownload Here

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Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering

NMDownload Here

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Petroleum Engineering

PEDownload Here

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Physics

PHDownload Here

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Production and Industrial Engineering

PIDownload Here

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Statistics

STDownload Here

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Textile Engineering and Fibre Science 

TFDownload Here

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Engineering Sciences

XEDownload Here

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Humanities and Social Sciences -  Economics

XH - C1Download Here

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Humanities and Social Sciences -  Linguistics 

XH - C3Download Here

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Humanities and Social Sciences - English 

XH - C2Download Here

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Humanities and Social Sciences -  Philosophy 

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Humanities and Social Sciences - Psychology 

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Humanities and Social Sciences - Sociology

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Life Sciences 

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GATE 2023 Exam Difficulty Level

The overall difficulty level of the GATE 2023 exam was rated as moderate. However, the difficulty level varied across the different subjects. We have included in the table below the subject-wise difficulty level for GATE 2023:

GATE 2023 SubjectsDifficulty Level

Agricultural Engineering

Moderate to Difficult

Agricultural Engineering

Moderate to Difficult

Architecture and Planning 

Easy to Moderate

Biomedical Engineering

Moderate

Biotechnology

Moderate to Difficult

Civil Engineering (Forenoon)

Moderate

Civil Engineering (Afternoon)

Moderate

Chemical Engineering

Moderate to Difficult

Computer Science and Information Technology

Moderate

Chemistry

Moderate to Difficult

Electronics and Communication Engineering

Moderate

Electrical Engineering 

Moderate to Difficult

Environment Science and Engineering

Moderate

Ecology and Evolution 

Moderate

Geomatics Engineering

Moderate

Geology and Geophysics 1

Moderate to Difficult

Geology and Geophysics 2

Moderate to Difficult

Instrumentation Engineering

Easy to Moderate

Mathematics

Moderate to Difficult

Mechanical Engineering

Moderate to Difficult

Mining Engineering

Moderate to Difficult

Metallurgical Engineering

Moderate

Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering

Moderate

Petroleum Engineering

Moderate

Physics

Moderate

Production and Industrial Engineering

Moderate

Statistics

Moderate to Difficult

Textile Engineering and Fibre Science 

Moderate

Engineering Sciences

Moderate to Difficult

Humanities and Social Sciences -  Economics

Moderate to Easy

Humanities and Social Sciences -  Linguistics 

Moderate to Easy

Humanities and Social Sciences - English 

Moderate to Easy

Humanities and Social Sciences -  Philosophy 

Moderate to Easy

Humanities and Social Sciences - Psychology 

Moderate to Easy

Humanities and Social Sciences - Sociology

Moderate

Life Sciences 

Moderate to Difficult

GATE 2023 Question Paper Weightage

GATE 2023 question paper was overall well-balanced and covered all the important topics from the syllabus. However, there were some topics which had more weightage than others. Candidates can check below the GATE 2023 question paper weightage for main subjects:

SubjectGeneral Aptitude (GA)Engineering Mathematics (EM)Core SubjectTotalNotes
CS/IT15% (15 marks)13% (17 marks)72% (78 marks)100%

Data Structures & Programming carried highest weightage, questions were theoretical and conceptual, Aptitude section tougher.

EE15% (15 marks)13% (17 marks)72% (78 marks)100%

Overall paper moderate but Engineering Mathematics slightly difficult, some numerical questions challenging.

ECE15% (15 marks)13% (17 marks)72% (78 marks)100%

Aptitude easy, core subjects moderate, paper considered manageable by many.

CE15% (15 marks)13% (17 marks)72% (78 marks)100%

Aptitude easy, Technical section moderate to high, some numerical questions tough.

ME15% (15 marks)13% (17 marks)72% (78 marks)100%

Overall paper moderate, Engineering Mathematics slightly difficult, some numerical questions challenging.

CH15% (15 marks)13% (17 marks)72% (78 marks)100%

Generally considered balanced, some topics (Fluid Mechanics, Mass Transfer) considered tougher.

IN15% (15 marks)13% (17 marks)72% (78 marks)100%

Overall moderate, but some specific areas like Chemical Reaction Engineering and Process Control considered slightly difficult.

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GATE Question Paper 2023 - Highlights

Candidates can get an overview of the GATE 2023 question paper here in the below table.

AspectsDetails
GATE 2023 Organising / Conducting InstituteIIT Kanpur
Scope National Entrance Exam
GATE Question Paper Pattern   MCQs, MSQs and NAT
Courses Available after Qualifying GATEMaster’s programs and direct Doctoral programs in Engineering, Technology, Architecture, Science, Commerce, Arts; and Doctoral programs in relevant branches of Arts and Science
Official website for GATE 2023 Question Papersgate.iitk.ac.in

How to Download GATE 2023 Question Paper?

In order to download the question paper of GATE 2023 candidates can follow the steps that are mentioned below.

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  • Step 1: Visit the official website of GATE 2023 at gate.iitk.ac.in or visit the official website of GATE 2024 at gate2024.iisc.ac.in
  • Step 2: Click on the "Download" tab
  • Step 3: Scroll down and you will find the GATE 2023 Question Paper 
Direct Links are provided in this page. Candidates can directly download the GATE 2023 question paper and the answer keys available on this page. 

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FAQs about GATE Question Papers

Where can I find the GATE 2023 question papers?

Candidates can check our CollegeDekho exam page to get the GATE 2023 memory-based question papers and the previous year's question papers. Apart from this, the official GATE website, hosted by IIT Kanpur, offers access to all previous years' question papers and answer keys.

What is the marking scheme for the GATE 2023 question paper?

The marking scheme for GATE 2024 differed slightly based on the question type. For MCQ, one mark was awarded for a correct answer and minus 1/3 mark was deducted for a wrong answer. For two-mark MCQs, two marks were awarded for a correct answer, and minus 2/3 mark was deducted for a wrong answer. For NATs, no negative marking was applied.

What is the format of the GATE 2023 question paper?

The format of the GATE 2023 question paper varied slightly depending on the specific subject, but generally followed a common structure. All GATE 2023 papers comprised a total of 65 questions. The paper was divided into two sections: General Aptitude (GA): This section contained 10 questions carrying 15% of the total marks (15 marks) and Core Subjects: This section contained 55 questions carrying 85% of the total marks (85 marks There were two types of questions in both sections MCQ and NAT. 

Which are the highest weightage topics for in GATE 2023 CS question paper?

The highest weightage topics for in GATE 2023 CS question paper included Data Structures & Algorithms, Programming Languages, Operating Systems, Computer Networks, and Theory of Computation.

What is the weightage for GATE 2023 question paper?

As per GATE 2023 general trends across subjects, Engineering Mathematics carried a moderate weightage of around 12-15%. Important topics included Calculus, Linear Algebra, Differential Equations, and Numerical Methods. General Aptitude carried a weightage of 15% across most subjects. There was more focus on Verbal Ability, Numerical Ability, and Engineering Mathematics in this section.

What is the GATE 2024 question paper?

GATE 2024 Question Paper refers to the collection of all question papers from the 2023 session of the GATE exam. The GATE exam is one of the toughest entrance exams in India, and attempting the GATE 2023 Question Paper will enable candidates to practice the type of questions that might come in the GATE exam and make them aware of the exam trends.

 

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