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May 14, 2022 • 11:54 am

GATE Exam Pattern 2023 – Know Structure and Marking Scheme!

GATE Exam Pattern 2023

Graduate Aptitude Test is an online entrance exam conducted by IITs to test the knowledge of students in the science and engineering field.

It provides admission in IITs & NITs for M.Tech., M.E., B.Arch., etc. So, if you want to get admission to these courses, then you should start preparing for the 2023 exam.

But, before preparing for it, you must know the GATE 2023 Exam Pattern. It will help you to formulate your preparation strategies.

In this blog, we have provided you with the complete details of the GATE exam pattern 2023 and marking scheme released by the officials.

 

 Highlights of GATE Exam Pattern 2023

 GATE Question Paper Pattern

 GATE 2023 Marking Scheme

 FAQs About GATE Exam Pattern 2023  

 

 

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Important Highlights of GATE 2023 Exam Pattern

 

GATE Exam is conducted into two parts -

Paper 1 - General Aptitude 

Paper 2 - Subject-specific.

GATE exam pattern helps you to know the important details of the paper like types of question, the number of questions, total marks with negative marking, mode of exam, time duration, etc.   

Below, you can check the detailed information of GATE exam pattern 2023:

 

Particulars

Details of GATE Exam Pattern 2023

Exam Mode

Online mode i.e., CBT test

GATE Exam Timing

3 hours

Maximum Marks

100

Number of Subjects

29

Total number of Questions

65

Sections

General Aptitude (GA)

Candidate’s Selected Subject

Marking

All the questions are for 1 or 2 marks

Marks for all Papers EXCEPT: AR, CY, EY, GG, MA, PH, XH and XL

General Aptitude: 15 Marks

Engineering Mathematics: 13 Marks

Subject Questions: 72 Marks

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

General Aptitude: 15 Marks

Subject Questions: 85 Marks

GATE Negative Marking

1 mark question, 1/3 will be deducted

2 mark question, 2/3 mark will be deducted 

No negative marking for MSQs and NATs

Type of Questions

Multiple Choice Questions (MCQ)

Multiple Select Questions (MSQ)

Numerical Answer Type (NAT)

 

 

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Format of Questions in GATE Paper Pattern 

 

There are three types of questions asked in the exam. You can check the format of questions as per the GATE 2023 Exam Pattern below:

 

Multiple Choice Questions (MCQ): 

 

As per the GATE Exam Pattern 2023, MCQ questions have 4 choices.

You have to select any one choice of the correct answer to get the full marks.

 

Multiple Select Questions (MSQ): 

 

MSQ type of questions are similar to MCQ.

The only difference is that the answer can be one or more than one correct choice among the four given choices.

You will get full marks only if you select all the correct options.

 

 

Numerical Answer Type (NAT) Questions: 

 

NAT type questions are required to answer in a signed real number, submitted by candidates through the virtual keypad in the computer online.

The answer must be a decimal or an integer.

 

 

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GATE Marking Scheme 2023

 

To understand the GATE exam pattern, you must have an idea of the marking scheme. It is important to know the Marking weightage of the Graduate Aptitude Test as it helps you to formulate the strategies & analyze the marks for each question.

Below, you can check the GATE marking scheme for the 2023 exam:

 

Marking Scheme for General Aptitude

 

There will be a total of 10 questions with 15 marks. Out of which, 5 questions will carry 1 mark each & the rest 5 questions will be of 2 marks each.

 

 

Marking Scheme other than AR, GE, GG, XE, XH, and XL

 

Paper other than AR, GE, GG, XE, XH, and XL consists of 55 questions with 85 marks.

25 questions carrying 1-mark (Total -25 marks) and  30 questions carrying 2-marks (total- 60 marks).

Most of the questions are MCQ type in these papers.

 

 

Marking Scheme for AR, GE, GG, XE, XH, and XL  

 

The GATE marks distribution in AR, GE, GG, XE, XH, and XL are different from other papers. Check the marking scheme below:

 

AR - Architecture and Planning (New Pattern)

 

As per the latest updates, the exam pattern for the AR subject has been changed. Now, it includes two parts: Part A (60 marks) and Part B (25 marks).

Part A is compulsory and consists of 39 questions carrying a total of 60 marks.

  • 18 questions carrying 1 mark each.
  • 21 questions carrying 2 marks each.

Part B is divided into two parts: Part B1(Architecture) and Part B2 (Planning) consist of 16 questions carrying a total of 25 marks.

  • 7 questions carrying 1-mark each.
  • 9 questions carrying 2-marks each.

You have to attempt either section B1 or B2 from Part B.

 

 

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GE - Geomatics Engineering

 

The question paper of Geomatics Engineering consists of two parts:

Part A - 36 questions carrying a total of 55 marks (17 questions of 1-mark and 19 questions of 2-marks)

Part B (Section I and Section II) - 19 questions carrying a total of 30 marks (8 questions of 1-mark and 11 questions of 2-marks each)

 

 

GG – Geology and Geophysics 

 

Apart from the General Aptitude, the GATE exam pattern for Geology will be conducted into two parts: A and B.

Part A is compulsory and consists of 25 questions carrying 1 mark each.

Part B comprises two sections: 1 (Geology) and  2 (Geophysics) consists of 30 questions carrying 2 marks each.

You have to attempt either section 1 or 2 from Part B.

 

 

XE- Engineering Sciences

 

Other than GA this GATE pattern for this paper is divided into two parts.

Part A: Engineering Mathematics(compulsory) consists of 11 questions carrying a total of 15 marks in which 7 questions carry 1-mark each and 4 questions carrying 2-marks each.

Part B: The choice of two sections from B to H mentioned in the table below, includes 22 questions carrying 35 marks each in total.

 

Section

Code

Fluid mechanics

B

Material Science

C

Solid mechanics

D

Thermodynamics

E

Polymer Science and Engineering

F

Food technology

G

Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences

H

 

 

XH- Humanities and Social Sciences 

 

According to the GATE 2022 Pattern, If you are appearing for XH paper, then you have to answer the following two parts:

Part A: Section B1 – Reasoning and Comprehension (Compulsory): This section contains 15 questions carrying 25 marks in which 5 questions carrying 1-mark each and 10 questions carrying 2-marks each.

Part B: You can choose any one section from C1 to C6 during the registration process. It contains 40 questions carrying a total of 60 marks (20 questions of 1 mark each and 20 questions carrying 2 marks each).

The section under C1-C6 include:

 

Section

Code

Economics

C1

English

C2

Linguistics

C3

Philosophy

C4

Psychology

C5

Sociology

C6

 

 

XL - Life Sciences  

The marking distribution of XL paper is as follows:

Part A: Section P– Chemistry (Compulsory): This section contains 15 questions carrying a total of 25 marks in which 5 questions carrying 1-mark each (sub-total 5 marks) and 10 questions carrying 2-marks each (sub-total 20 marks).

Part B: The choice of two sections from Q - U contains 20 questions carrying a total of 30 marks (10 questions carrying 1-mark each and 10 questions carrying 2-marks each).

 

The choices under section Q-U is mentioned below:

 

Sections

Code

Chemistry (Compulsory)

P

Biochemistry

Q

Botany

R

Microbiology

S

Zoology

T

Food Technology

U

 

Note:

The choice of sections under GG, XE, XL, and XH can be made during the examination after viewing the questions.

If you want to change the optional section of part B, then you have to deselect the already chosen section.

Most of the questions will be asked of MSQ OR NAT type while the remaining questions will be of MCQ type.

 

 

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Subjects and Codes Under GATE 2023

 

As per the GATE notification, you can appear for the combination of two subjects. Below is the list of subjects with their paper code:

 

GATE 2023 Subjects

Code

GATE 2023 Subjects

Code

Aerospace Engineering

AE

Instrumentation Engineering

IN

Agricultural Engineering

AG

Mathematics

MA

Architecture and Planning

AR

Mechanical Engineering

ME

Biomedical Engineering

BM

Mining Engineering

MN

Biotechnology

BT

Metallurgical Engineering

MT

Civil Engineering

CE

Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering

NM

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

Environmental Science and Engineering

ES

Textile Engineering and Fiber Science

TF

Electrical Engineering

EE

Engineering Sciences

XE*

Ecology and Evolution

EY

Humanities and Social Sciences

XH

Geomatics Engineering

GE

Life Sciences

XL***

Geology and Geophysics

GG

 

 

 

If you are preparing for the upcoming Graduate Aptitude Test, then you should know that the officials have included two new papers  “Geomatics Engineering (GE)” and “Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering (NM)” in the syllabus.

Check the updated GATE 2023 syllabus. It will help you to know the important topics and sub-topics asked in the exam.

 

 

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Frequently asked questions about GATE 2023 

 

Below, we have mentioned some common questions which are generally asked by the aspirants who are preparing for Graduate Aptitude Test. Check them below -

 

 

Question - Is there a negative marking in GATE 2023?

Ans -Yes there is a negative marking for MCQ and MSQ type of questions.

For 1 mark - 1/3 mark will be deducted.

For 2-mark - 2/3 marks will be deducted.

 

 

Question - How many attempts are allowed in the GATE 2023 Exam?

Ans -You will be allowed for more than one attempt.

 

 

Question - What will be the marking scheme under the GATE exam pattern 2023?

Ans - To know the complete details of the marking of Graduate Aptitude Test 2023 click here.

 

 

Question – What is the validity of the GATE Scorecard?

Ans - Scorecard will be valid for 3 years after the date of GATE Result announcement.

 

 

We hope that the above information will be useful to you and with the help of the GATE Exam Pattern 2023, you can start your preparations.

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