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GATE 2024 Examination Schedule Details has been released on 5th August 2024. GATE stands for (Graduate Aptitude Test Engineering), a national-level engineering entrance examination. GATE is conducted jointly by the Indian Institute of Science and seven Indian Institutes of Technology (Banglore, Bombay, Delhi, Guwahati, Kanpur, Kharagpur, Madras, and Roorkee) on behalf of the National Coordination Board. From this year, the GATE 2024 Examination will be conducted by IISc Banglore.
GATE 2024 Exam will be conducted on 3rd, 4th, 10th & 11th February 2024. All 27 Papers will be conducted through Computer Based Test. From the Year 2024, 2 more Subjects have been added to 27. The IISc Banglore has announced GATE 2024 Exam pattern. The GATE 2024 exam pattern article consists of complete information about the GATE 2024 exam pattern.
GATE Exam is an entrance exam for programming in engineering at the national level. Study materials for GATE are available online for all branches. For the GATE 2024 Examination, a candidate can apply for only one of the 27 Papers.
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There are three sections in the GATE paper for AE, AG, AR, BT, BM, CE, CH, CS, CY, EC, EE, ES, IN, ME, MN, MT, PI, TF, XE, AR, CY GG, MA, PH, XH, and XL.
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- Subject question
- Engineering Mathematics / Chemistry
- General Aptitude
GATE Exam Pattern 2024
GATE 2024 will be conducted for 30 papers. The table shows the list of papers with codes. Please click the link in Paper/Code to download the syllabus.
A candidate is allowed to appear either in ONE or UP TO TWO papers of the GATE 2024 examination. Please see the page Two Paper Combination for candidates interested in appearing for two papers for more details.
|Examination Mode||The test papers will be in English. Computer Based Test (CBT) [will be conducted at select centers in select cities].|
|Number of Subjects (Papers)||30|
|Sections||General Aptitude (GA) + Candidate’s Selected Subjects|
|Type of Questions||For a wrong answer chosen in a MCQ, there will be a negative marking.|
For a 1-mark MCQ, 1/3 mark will be deducted for a wrong answer.
Likewise, for a 2-mark MCQ, 2/3 mark will be deducted for a wrong answer.
No negative marking for wrong answer(s) to MSQ or NAT questions. There is no partial marking in MSQ.
|Questions for testing these abilities||(a) Recall|
(d) Analysis & Synthesis
|Distribution of Marks in all Papers EXCEPT papers AR, CY, DA, EY, GG, MA, PH, ST, XH and XL||General Aptitude: 15 Marks +|
Engineering Mathematics**: 13 Marks +
Subject Questions: 72 Marks =
Total: 100 Marks
(**XE includes Engineering Mathematics section XE-A of 15 Marks)
|Distribution of Marks in papers AR, CY, DA, EY, GG, MA, PH, ST, XH and XL||General Aptitude: 15 Marks +|
Subject Questions: 85 Marks =
Total: 100 Marks
|Marking Scheme||Questions carry 1 mark and 2 marks|
|Negative Marking||Questions carry one mark and 2 marks|
GATE 2024 Mark Distribution paper Wise
|Paper Code||General Aptitude (GA) Marks||Compulsory Section||Subject Marks||Total Marks||Total Time* (Minutes)|
|AE, AG, BM, BT, CE, CH, CS, EC, EE, ES, IN, MA, ME, MN, MT, NM, PE, PI, TF; Subject marks in these papers include questions on Engineering Mathematics (13 marks), which are paper-specific.||15||—||85||100||180|
|AR [Part A is Common and Compulsory for all; Part B1 or Part B2 can be selected during Exam. B1: Architecture or B2: Planning]||15||60||25||100||180|
|GE [Part A is Common and Compulsory for all; Part B1 or B2 can be selected during the Exam.|
|B1 – Surveying and Mapping or B2 -Image Processing and Analysis.]||15||55||30||100||180|
|GG [Part A is Common and Compulsory for all; Part B can either be Geology (B1) or Geophysics (B2) — which must be chosen at the time of Application.]||15||25||60||100||180|
|XE [Section A (Engineering Mathematics) is Common and Compulsory for all; Applicants must select any TWO additional Sections during the Exam]||15||15||2 x 35||100||180|
|XH [Section B1 (Reasoning and Comprehension) is Common and Compulsory for all; Applicants must select any ONE additional Section at the time of Application]||15||25||60||100||180|
|XL [Section P (Chemistry) is Common and Compulsory for all; Applicants must select any TWO additional Sections during the Exam]||15||25||2 x 30||100||180|
|CY, DA, EY, MA, PH, ST||15||—||85||100||180|
*General Aptitude & Engineering Mathematics will be mandatory.
Each paper will include a mandatory General Aptitude (GA) section comprising ten questions. 5 of these questions will carry one mark each, while the remaining five will each carry two 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 give a total of 15 marks.
In the papers bearing the codes AE, AG, BM, BT, CE, CH, CS, EC, EE, IN, ME, MN, MT, PE, PI, TF, and XE, 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% will be devoted to the paper’s subject.
*XE (Engineering Sciences) and **XL (Life Sciences) papers are general and will comprise Sections listed in the above table.
Note: CE and ME papers: Examination may be conducted in multiple sessions. However, the candidate is allowed to appear in only ONE specified session.
Questions GATE 2024
Multiple Choice Questions (MCQ) carrying 1 or 2 marks each in all articles and sections. These issues are objective, 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 natural number to be entered by the candidate using the virtual keypad. No choices will be shown for this type of question.
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). It is better to give NAT answers up to three decimal places wherever required and possible.
- For the multiple-choice questions (MCQs), there would be a 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, a 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 with one mark each (sub-total of five marks) and five with two marks each (sub-total of ten).
Question Papers Other than GG, XE, and XL
Candidates must enter the answer (an actual 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 & 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 must 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, some of which 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, some of which may be numerical answer type questions).
XE Paper (Engineering Sciences)
The Engineering Mathematics section (Section A) is compulsory in the XE paper. This section contains 11 questions with 15 marks: 7 questions carrying 1 – mark each (sub-total seven marks), and four issues carrying 2 – mark 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|
|Section A (Compulsory)||1-mark questions|
|Sections B to H||1-mark questions|
|Number of Questions||Sub-total (marks)|
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 2024 Exam Paper Codes for XE and XL papers
|XE Paper Sections||Code|
|Engineering Mathematics (Compulsory)||A|
|Polymer Science and Engineering||F|
|Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences||H|
|XL Paper Sections||Code|
GATE 2024 Paper Analysis
Each paper will also include General Aptitude questions attempted. The subject-specific questions are assigned according to the preference of the contenders. The total marks for the examination will be 100. GATE 2024 Exam pattern permits the applicants to be acquainted with the study to be organized so that they prepare appropriately.
Gate 2024 Paper Analysis for In by The Gate Academy
Applicants can check the GATE paper analysis 2024 representing IN by The GATE Academy at this juncture. GATE 2024 paper analysis for IN by The GATE Academy assists contenders in getting a clue about the exam difficulty level, type of questions asked, weightage given to each theme, trends, and evaluations with previous year papers. This year GATE is held in 199 cities throughout India and six cities abroad.
GATE 2024 Two Paper Combination
The following table gives the codes of test papers allowed as the second paper for the candidate’s choice of the first paper. This is subject to availability of infrastructure and scheduling constraints.
|Code of the First Paper||Codes of the Second Paper||Code of the First Paper||Codes of the Second Paper|
|AE||CE, ME, XE||GE||AR, CE, CS, ES, GG|
|AR||CE, GE||IN||BM, EC, EE, ME|
|BM||BT, IN||MA||CS, DA, PH, ST|
|BT||BM, XL||ME||AE, DA, IN, NM, PI, XE|
|CE||AE, AG, AR, ES, GE, NM, XE||MT||XE|
|CH||ES, PE, XE||NM||CE, ME|
|CS||DA, EC, GE, MA, PH, ST||PE||CH|
|CY||XE, XL||PH||CS, DA, EC, EE, MA, XE|
|DA||CS, EC, EE, MA, ME, ST, XE||PI||ME, XE|
|EC||CS, DA, EE, IN, PH||ST||CS, DA, MA, XH|
|EE||DA, EC, IN, PH||XE||AE, CE, CH, CY, DA, ME, MT, PH, PI|
|ES||CE, CH, GE||XH||ST|
|EY||XL||XL||BT, CY, EY|
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