GATE 2017 Exam Pattern

GATE 2017 Exam Pattern has undergone a major change after 2014, from 2015 the score of GATE will be acceptable for next three years and pattern, marking scheme has also undergone many changes. GATE exam is conducted for 100 marks whereas some papers are for less than 100 marks, in total 65 questions would be asked each question can be either for 1 or 2 marks each. The whole paper would consist of Multiple Choice Questions & Numerical Question; exam also follows Negative Pattern for the exam depending on marks of question deduction changes. For all paper except few 15 marks of paper would be covered by General Aptitude Sections & remaining 85 marks paper would be devoted to the subject of the paper. Exam pattern hugely varies for few subjects like Life Sciences, Engineering Sciences & Geology and Geophysics.

GATE 2017 Subject Code

Sr. No GATE Paper Code
1. Aerospace Engineering AE
2. Agricultural Engineering AG
3. Biotechnology BT
4. Civil Engineering CE
5. Chemical Engineering CH
6. Computer Science and Information Technology CS
7. Electronics and Communication Engineering

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EC
8. Electrical Engineering EE
9. Instrumentation Engineering IN
10. Mechanical Engineering ME
11. Mining Engineering MN
12. Metallurgical Engineering MT
13. Petroleum Engineering PE
14. Production and Industrial Engineering PI
15. Textile Engineering and Fiber Science TF
16. Engineering Sciences XE*
17.  Life Sciences XL*
18. Architecture and Planning AR
19. Chemistry CY
20. Ecology and Evolution EY
21. Geology and Geophysics GG*
22. Mathematics MA
23. Physics PH

 Note: Paper pattern for asterisk (*) mark differs and for rest the pattern is as same as mentioned below

GATE 2017 Exam Pattern

GATE 2017 Exam Pattern For Non-Asterisk Mark Papers

GATE Paper Pattern (Online)
Sr. No Subjects included Marks No of Questions Types of questions Asked
1. General Aptitude 15 65 Multiple Choice Questions&Numerical Questions
2. Paper (out of 23 mentioned above) 85
Total 100

Method followed for Marking:

  1. Paper would be divided in 2 section viz. General Aptitude & Paper (out of 23 mentioned above)
  2. General Aptitude is mandatory for all students where as paper (out of 23 mentioned above) would be as per student’s choice.
  3. Paper would comprise of Multiple Choice Questions & Numerical Questions for 1 marks as well as 2 marks
  4. Negative marking is followed only for Multiple Choice Questions
  5. Pattern of negative marking is as:

1/3 mark will be deducted for a wrong answer of 1 mark question

2/3 mark will be deducted for a wrong answer of 2 marks question

  1. Numerical will have no options and the answers for the question would be real number only.
  2. MCQ’s will have one or more correct answer and candidate is suppose to answer all possible right number

GATE 2017 Exam Pattern For Asterisk Mark Papers

Exam pattern for Geology and Geophysics:

  • This will be divided in 2 sections viz. Part A and Part B
  • Part A will be compulsory for everyone it will be of 25 questions for 1 marks
  • Part B will be for Geology or Geophysics, here candidate can choose any one; it would contain 30 questions for 2 marks each

Exam pattern for XE Paper:

This paper would be divided in 2 sections Part A will be compulsory and part B will have some options depending on students choice any 2 are to be selected he can select any one.

Exam pattern for XE Paper
Sections Topics Section No. of Questions x Marks Total marks
Part A Engineering Mathematics (Mandatory) A 7×1 7
4×2 8
Part B Fluid Mechanics B 9×1 9
Materials Science C
Solid Mechanics D
Thermodynamics E 13×2 26
Polymer Science and Engineering F
Food Technology G

Exam pattern for XL Paper

This paper would be divided in 2 sections Part A will be compulsory and part B will have some options depending on students choice any 2 are to be selected he can select any one.

Exam pattern for XL Paper
Sections Topics Section No. of Questions x Marks Total marks
Part A Chemistry (Mandatory) H 5x110x2 520
Part B Biochemistry I 10x110x2 1020
Botany J
Microbiology K
Zoology L
Food Technology M

All the best for exams!!!

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