What is the GATE Exam Pattern 2018
GATE stands for ( Graduate Aptitude Test Engineering ) is a national level engineering entrance examination. GATE is conducted by jointly by the Indian instituted of Science and seven Indian Institutes of Technology ( Bombay, Delhi, Guwahati, Kanpur, Kharagpur, Madras, and Roorkee ) on behalf of the National Coordination Board.
GATE exam is conducted as an entrance exam for programming in engineering in national level. Study materials for GATE are available in online for all branches. For the GATE 2018 examination, a candidate can apply for only one of the 23 papers.
There is three section in GATE paper for AE, AG, BT, CE, CH, CS, EC, EE, IN, ME, MN, MT, PI, TF, XE, AR, CY GG, MA, PH, nd XL.
 Subject question
 Engineering Mathematics / Chemistry
 General aptitude
GATE Exam Pattern
Feature  Description 
Exam Duration  3 hours (180 minutes) 
Number of Questions Asked  65 
Total Marks  100 
Question Types  Two types of questions asked:

Marking Scheme 

Sections  The question paper of GATE 2018 will consist of three sections:

*General Aptitude & Engineering Mathematics will be mandatory.
General Aptitude: Each paper will include a mandatory General Aptitude (GA) section comprising 10 questions. 5 of these questions will carry 1mark each, while the remaing 5 will each carry 2 marks, for a total of 15 marks.
In all the papers, General Aptitude (GA) there will be a total of 65 questions carrying 100 marks, out of which ten questions are giving a total of 15 marks.
In the papers bearing the codes AE, AG, BT, CE, CH, CS, EC, EE, IN, ME, MN, MT, PE, PI, TF and XE, the Engineering Mathematics will carry around 15% of the total marks, the General Aptitude section will carry 15% of the total marks and the remaining 70% of the total marks is devoted to the subject of the paper.
In the papers bearing the codes AR, CY, EY, GG, MA, PH and XL, the General Aptitude section will carry 15% of the total marks and the remaining 85% of the total marks is devoted to the subject of the paper.
There are two different type of Question in GATE 2018
Multiple Choice Questions (MCQ) carrying 1 or 2 marks each in all articles and sections. These issues are objective in nature, and each will have a choice of four answers, out of which the candidate has to mark the correct answer(s).
(NAQ) Numerical Answer Questions of 1 or 2 marks each in all papers and sections. For these questions the answer is a real number, to be entered by the candidate using the virtual keypad. No choices will be shown for this type of questions.
The answer can be a number such as 10 (an integer only). The answer may be in decimals as well, for example, 10.1 (one decimal) or 10.01 (two decimals) or 10.001 (three decimals). Wherever required and possible, it is better to give NAT answer up to a maximum of three decimal places.
Negative Marketing
The multiplechoice questions (MCQs) there would be negative marking for the wrong answer.
For one mark multiple choice questions, 1/3 mark will be deducted for a wrong answer.
For two mark multiple choice questions, 2/3 mark will be deducted for a wrong answer.
There is NO negative marking for numerical answer type questions.
General Aptitude (GA) Questions
In all papers, GA questions carry a total of 15 marks. The GA section includes five questions carrying 1 – mark each (sub – total five marks) and five questions carrying 2 – marks each (sub – total 10marks).
Question Papers other than GG, XE, and XL
XE Paper
Section  Type of Question  Number of Questions  Subtotal (marks) 
Section A (Compulsory)  1mark questions  7  7 
2mark questions  4  8  
Sections B to H  1mark questions  9  9 
2mark questions  13  26 
These documents would contain 25 questions carrying 1 – mark each (sub – total 25 marks) and 30 questions carrying 2 – marks each (sub – total 60 marks). The question paper will consist of questions of multiple choice and numerical answer type. For mathematical respond to questions, choices will not be given.
Candidates have to enter the answer (which will be a real number, signed or unsigned, e.g., 25.06, – 25.06, 25, – 25, etc.) using a virtual keypad.
The questions shall be mentioned with up to which decimal places, the candidates need to make an answer. Also, an appropriate range will be considered while evaluating the numerical answer type questions so that the candidate is not penalized due to the usual round – off errors.
GG (Geology and Geophysics) Paper
Apart from the General Aptitude (GA) section, the GG question paper consists of two parts: Part A and Part B. Part A are common for all candidates.
Part B contains two sections: Section 1 (Geology) and Section 2 (Geophysics). Candidates will have to attempt questions in Part A and either Section 1 or Section 2 in Part B.
Part A consists of 25 multiple – choice questions carrying 1 – mark each (sub – total 25 marks and some of these may be numerical answer type questions). Each section in Part B (Section 1 and Section 2) consists of 30 multiple choice questions carrying 2 – marks each (sub – total 60 marks and some of these may be numerical answer type questions).
XE Paper (Engineering Sciences)
In XE paper, Engineering Mathematics section (Section A) is compulsory. This section contains 11 questions carrying a total of 15 marks: 7 questions carrying 1 – mark each (sub – total seven marks), and four issues carrying 2 – marks each (sub – total eight marks). Some questions may be of numerical answer type questions.
Each of the other sections of the XE paper (Sections B through H) contains 22 questions carrying a total of 35 marks: 9 questions Carrying 1 – mark each (sub – total nine marks) and 13 questions carrying 2 – marks each (sub – total 26 marks). Some questions may be of numerical answer type.
XL Paper (Life Sciences)
GATE Exam Pattern – XL Paper
Section  Type of Question  Number of Questions  Subtotal (marks) 
Chemistry Section or Section P (Compulsory)  1mark questions  5  5 
2mark questions  10  20  
Sections Q to U  1mark questions  10  10 
2mark questions  10 
In XL paper, Chemistry section (Section P) is compulsory. This section contains 15 questions carrying a total of 25 marks: 5 questions carrying 1 – mark each (sub – total five marks)and ten questions carrying 2 – marks each (sub – total 20 marks). Some questions may be of numerical answer type
Each of the other sections of the XL paper (Sections Q through U) contains 20 questions carrying a total of 30 marks: 10 questions carrying 1 – mark each (sub – total ten marks) and ten questions carrying 2 – marks each (sub – total 20 marks). Some questions may be of numerical answer type.
GATE 2018 Paper Codes for XE and XL papers
XE Paper Sections  Code  XL Paper Sections  Code 
Engineering Mathematics (Compulsory)  A  Chemistry (Compulsory)  P 
Fluid Mechanics  B  Biochemistry  Q 
Materials Science  C  Botany  R 
Solid Mechanics  D  Microbiology  S 
Thermodynamics  E  Zoology  T 
Polymer Science and Engineering  F  Food Technology  U 
Food Technology  G  
Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences  H 
GATE Form Fee 2018
All candidates want to apply online application
 For GEN and OBC candidates: – Rs 150
 For women candidates: – Rs 750
 For SC/ST/PD candidates: – Rs 750
 GATE International candidates: – Us dollars 50