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GATE Exam Pattern 2017 – Marking Scheme

Last Updated - August 25, 2016

GATE 2017 Exam Pattern

A candidate is allowed to appear in only one of the 23 papers for which GATE  2017 examination is being held. In all the papers,there will be a total of 65 questions carrying 100 marks.

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GATE 2017 Exam Format

SectionQuestions (total 65)Marking Scheme
General Aptitude15% MarksFive 1 mark questionsFive 2 mark questions
Engineering Maths15% Marks25- 1 mark questions30 — 2 mark questions
Subject of Paper70% Marks

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In all the papers, there will be a total of 65 questions carrying 100 marks, out of which 10 questions carrying a total of 15 marks are in General Aptitude (GA).

In the papers bearing the codes AE,AG,BT,CE,CH,CS,EC,EE,IN,ME,MN,MT,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% percentage of the total marks is devoted to the subject of the paper.

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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.

GATE 2017 would contain questions of two different types in various papers-

  • Multiple Choice Questions (MCQ) carrying 1 or 2 marks each in all papers and sections.These questions are objective in nature, and each will have a choice of four answers, out of which the candidate has to mark the correct answer.
  • 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.

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Negative marking-

For a wrong answer chosen for the multiple choice questions,there would be negative marking.For 1-mark multiple choice questions,1/3 mark will be deducted for a wrong answer.Likewise,for 2-mark multiple choice questions,2/3 mark will be deducted for a wrong answer.However,there is no negative marking for a wrong answer in numerical answer type questions.

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