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July 12, 2019 • 12:37 pm

GATE Exam Pattern 2020 – Subject Wise Structure and Marking Scheme!

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GATE Exam Pattern

 

GATE stands for the (Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering) exam which is a computer based standardized test conducted on the national level. But from the past years GATE exam is also organized for the International students.

Every year the GATE exam is conducted in the month of February. GATE 2020 will be conducted by IIT Delhi.

To prepare for the GATE Exam you got to check the complete GATE Exam Pattern as it is the vital part of your exam preparation.

GATE 2020 Exam will be conducted in 25 subjects and checking the exam pattern for all the subjects is going to be very confusing for all the candidates.

To resolve your problem, Eduncle has brought the latest GATE Exam pattern along with the marking scheme in a well described format. So, it will be easier for all the candidates.

But before this, have a look at the list of subjects in which the GATE 2020 Exam will be conducted.

 

 

Subjects and their Codes – Select your Subject Code

 

GATE exam is cleaved in 25 subjects. A new subject will be added in the GATE 2020 Exam which is Biomedical Engineering. Candidates can appear only in one subject.

After fulfilling the GATE Eligibility, you can appear in the exam in your respective branch.

Below we have mentioned the list of subjects with their subject code.

 

S. No.

Subject Name

Subject Code

1

Aerospace Engineering

AE

2

Agricultural Engineering

AG

3

Architecture and Planning

AR

4

Biotechnology

BT

5

Biomedical Engineering

BM

6

Civil Engineering

CE

7

Chemical Engineering

CH

8

Computer Sc. and Information Technology

CS

9

Chemistry

CY

10

Electronics and Communication Engineering

EC

11

Electrical Engineering

EE

12

Ecology and Evolution

EY

13

Geology and Geophysics

GG

14

Instrumentation Engineering

IN

15

Mathematics

MA

16

Mechanical Engineering

ME

17

Mining Engineering

MN

18

Metallurgical Engineering

MT

19

Petroleum Engineering

PE

20

Physics

PH

21

Production and Industrial Engineering

PI

22

Statistics

ST

23

Textile Engineering and Fibre Science

TF

24

Engineering Science

XE

25

Life Science

XL

 

 

Subjects of Engineering Science – XE

 

S. No.

Subject Name

Subject Code

1.

Engineering Mathematics

XE – A

2.

Fluid Mechanics

XE – B

3.

Materials Science

XE – C

4.

Solid Mechanics

XE – D

5.

Thermodynamics

XE – E

6.

Polymer Science and Engineering

XE – F

7.

Food Technology

XE – G

8.

Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences

XE – H

 

Subjects of Engineering Science – XL

 

S. No.

Subject Name

Subject Code

1.

Chemistry

XL – P

2.

Biochemistry

XL – Q

3.

Botany

XL – R

4.

Microbiology

XL – S

5.

Zoology

XL – T

6.

Food Technology

XL – U

 

To check the syllabus for all these subjects, you can visit here- GATE Syllabus 2020.

 

GATE Exam Pattern - Know in Detail

 

GATE exam is divided into two parts: Part – A and Part – B. Part – A is a mandatory and common section of General Aptitude and Part – B is a subject specialization section.

From the table given below you can get the detailed GATE Exam Pattern.

 

Particulars

Details

Exam Mode

Online mode i.e. CBT test

Total number of Questions

65

Maximum Marks

100

Question Type

MCQs and NAT (Numerical Answer Type)

Total Section

3

Subject Name

General Aptitude

Engineering Mathematics/Chemistry Subject Specialization.

 

 

Marking SCHEME for GATE 2020

Marking scheme helps the candidates to do the assessment of their paper. The marks distribution of the GATE exam varies from question to question. To understand the whole marking scheme for all the subjects just scroll it to know in detail.

 

Subject-wise marks Distribution

 

Gate exam is conducted only in CBT i.e. online exam mode is followed.

For all the 25 subjects GATE 2019 will consist of 65 questions.

Maximum marks for GATE exam are 100.

GATE consists of 2 types of questions – Multiple Choice Questions and Numerical Answer Type (NAT).

In General Aptitude section, there will be total 10 questions of 15 marks. Out of these, 5 questions will be asked for 1 mark each and rest 5 questions will be asked for 2 marks each.

There will be a negative marking but only for the MCQ type questions.

For both the parts there will be same negative marking scheme which is as follows:

Questions which carry 1 mark, there will be 1/3 negative marking and questions which carry 2 marks, 2/3 marks will be deducted.

 

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Subject code other than GG, XE and XL will follow the pattern given below:

There will be total 55 questions from the technical part.

25 questions will be asked for 1 mark each and rest 30 questions will be asked for 2 marks each.

 

GG – Geology and Geophysics

Apart, from the General Aptitude section which is compulsory for all the appearing candidates. GG (Geology and Geophysics) Exam will be conducted in two parts – Part A and Part B.

Section – 1 (Geology) will consist of 25 questions for 1 mark for each question.

Section – 2 (Geophysics)will consist of 30 questions for 2 marks each.

Both the sections for the GG subject consists of NAT (Numerical Type Questions) type of questions.

 

XE – Engineering Science

XE (Engineering Science) subject also be conducting in two parts where part A i.e. General Aptitude will be compulsory for all the candidates.

Part – B will comprise of two Section which will be of 55 questions

Section – A will be of Engineering Mathematics, which is a compulsory section for all the candidates who opted XE code. This section will consist of 11 questions of 15 marks out of which 7 questions will carry 1 mark each and the rest 4 question will carry 2 marks each.

Section – B – It will an optional section where candidate has to choose any of the two sections from B-H. Each section will be of 22 questions of 35 marks. 9 questions will carry 1 mark each and other 13 questions will carry 2 marks each.

 

XL – Life Science

GATE exam for the Life Science subject is conducted under the code GATE XL.

XL (life Science) subject also be conducting in two parts. Part A i.e. General Aptitude will be compulsory for all the candidates.

Part – B will comprise of two Section which will be of 55 questions

Section – A will be of Chemistry, which is a compulsory section for all the candidates who opted XL code. This section will consist of 15 questions of 25 marks out of which 5 questions will carry 1 mark each and the rest 10 question will carry 2 marks each.

Section – B – It will an optional section where candidate has to choose any of the two sections from Q-U. Each section will be of 20 questions of 30 marks. 10 questions will carry 1 mark each and other 10 questions will carry 2 marks each.

 

 

Here, is the end of this article, we hope the above provided information will you out to know the detailed exam pattern with the subject-wise marking scheme.

If you have any query/doubts you can simply drop a comment from the comment section given below.

 

 

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