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GATE Exam Pattern 2022: Paper-wise Pattern, Marking Scheme, Types of Questions

GATE Exam Pattern 2022: Paper-wise Pattern, Marking Scheme, Types of Questions

Updated: 03.06.2021 By: Team Gatenotes

GATE Exam Pattern 2022 - IIT Kharagpur will release the GATE 2022 exam pattern along with the official brochure.

The GATE exam pattern will provide candidates with many important details about the exam, such as the types of questions that will be asked, the total number of questions, the exam duration, and much more.

The paper's pattern of Questions in GATE exam is divided into Multiple Choice Question (MCQ) and Numerical Answer Type (NAT) Questions. The exam duration GATE papers are 3 hours long. Moreover, you can check the detailed information about paper-wise GATE weightage and the marking schemes below -

GATE Exam Pattern 2022: Key Highlights

Particulars Details

Examination Mode

Computer Based Test (CBT)

Duration

3 Hours

Number of Subjects (Papers)

27

Sections

General Aptitude (GA) + Candidate’s Selected Subject

Type of Questions

  • 1. Multiple Choice Questions (MCQ)
  • 2. Multiple Select Questions (MSQ) and/or
  • 3. Numerical Answer Type (NAT) Questions

Questions test these abilities

  • 1. Recall
  • 2. Comprehension
  • 3. Application
  • 4. Analysis and Synthesis

Number of Questions

10 (GA) + 55 (subject) = 65 Questions

Distribution of Marks in all Papers EXCEPT papers AR, CY, EY, GG, MA, PH, XH and XL

General Aptitude: 15 Marks + Engineering Mathematics: 13 Marks + Subject Questions: 72 Marks = Total: 100 Marks

Distribution of Marks in papers AR, CY, EY, GG, MA, PH, XH and XL

General Aptitude: 15 Marks + Subject Questions: 85 Marks = Total: 100 Marks

Marking Scheme

All of the questions will be of 1 mark or 2 marks

GATE Exam Pattern 2022

GATE Exam Pattern 2022 - Paper Code Wise Subject Weightage

Paper Code

Exam Pattern

CE, CS, EC, AE, AG, BT, CH, ME, MN, MT, EE, IN, TF, XE, PE, ST, and PI

GA (General Aptitude) – 15

Engineering Mathematics – 13 question

Subject of the Paper – 72 question

AR, CY, GG, EY, XL, PH, and MA

GA (General Aptitude) – 15

Subject of the Paper – 85

GATE 2022 Exam Pattern - Marking Scheme

Paper Code

General Aptitude Marks

Subject Marks

Total Marks

Negative Marking

CS, CY, EC, EE, CE, CH, AR, AE, AG, EY, BT, GG, IN, ME, MA, PH, PI, TF, MN, MT, PE, ST

15

85

100

1/3rd Mark will be deducted for 1 mark question;

2/3rd Mark will be deducted for 2 marks question

XE (Section A + any two sections)

15

15+2*35

100

XL (Section P + any two sections)

15

25+2*30

100


GATE 2022 Paper Codes

GATE Paper

Code

GATE Paper

Code

Aerospace Engineering AE Instrumentation Engineering IN
Agricultural Engineering AG Mathematics MA
Architecture and Planning AR Mechanical Engineering ME
Biotechnology BT Mining Engineering MN
Civil Engineering CE Metallurgical Engineering MT
Chemical Engineering CH Petroleum Engineering PE
Computer Science and Information Technology CS Physics PH
Chemistry CY Production and Industrial Engineering PI
Electronics and Communication Engineering EC Statistics ST
Electrical Engineering EE Textile Engineering and Fibre
Science
TF
Environmental Science & Engineering ES Engineering Sciences XE
Ecology and Evolution EY Humanities and Social Sciences XH
Geology and Geophysics GG Life Sciences XL


GATE 2022 Exam- Key Guideline

While taking GATE 2022, keep the following instructions in mind:

I. Physical calculators, wristwatches, and mobile phones are strictly prohibited inside the examination centres.

II. For the ease and convenience of candidates, a virtual calculator are going to be provided on the screen of the candidates.

Thank You!

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