GATE Examination Structure
A candidate can apply for only ONE of the 21 papers listed in the table given
below. In the tables given below, the columns titled 'Paper Title' and 'Section
Title' provide links to the appropriate syllabus.
The choice of the appropriate paper is the responsibility of the candidate.
Some guidelines in this respect are suggested below.
The candidate is expected to appear in a paper appropriate to the discipline
of his/her qualifying degree. The candidate is, however, free to choose any
paper according to his/her admission plan, keeping in mind the eligibility
criteria of the institutions in which he/she wishes to seek admission.
Requests for change of Test paper after the submission of Application Form
will not be considered.
Patterns of Qustion Papers
Pattern for Papers: AG, AR, BT, CE, CH, CS, CY, EC,
EE, IN, MA, ME, MN, MT, PH and PI:
There will be a total of 65 questions carrying 100 marks.
Q.1 to Q.25 (25 questions) carry one mark each (sub-total 25 marks). Q.26 to
Q.55 (30 questions) carry two marks each (sub-total 60 marks). Questions Q.56 -
Q.65 belong to General Aptitude (GA). Questions Q.56 - Q.60 (5 questions) carry
1 mark each (sub-total 5 marks) and questions Q.61 - Q.65 (5 questions) carry
2-marks each (sub-total 10 marks).
Questions Q.48 - Q.51 (2 pairs) are common data questions. and Qquestion
pairs (Q.52, Q.53) and (Q.54, Q.55) are linked answer questions. The answer to
the second question of the linked answer questions depends on the answer to the
first question of the pair. If the first question in the linked pair is wrongly
answered or is unattempted, then the answer to the second question in the pair
will not be evaluated.