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 objective questions. In all papers other
than AE, AG, AR, GG, MN and TF, all the questions are of multiple choice type.
In AE, AG, AR, GG, MN and TF papers, the question paper will consist of
questions of multiple choice type and also some questions of numerical answer
type. For multiple choice type questions, each question will have four choices
for the answer. For numerical answer type questions, each question will have a
number as the answer. The examination for the papers with codes AE, AG, AR, GG,
MN and TF will be carried out ONLINE using computers where the candidates will
be required to enter the answer for each question using mouse. For all other
papers, the candidates will have to mark the correct choice on an Optical
Response Sheet (ORS) by darkening the appropriate bubble against each question.
There will be negative marking for each wrong answer, except for the numerical
answer type questions.
Each GATE paper shall have a General Aptitude (GA)
component carrying 15 marks.
General Aptitude (GA) component common in