GATE 2019 Exam Pattern – Numbering, Marking, Duration Of GATE 2019

GATE 2019 Test Pattern

Students looking for GATE 2019 can see the exam pattern of GATE 2019 like stated here. The Pattern will help students in aware the type of syllabus, question pattern, marking pattern, duration of the examination, mode and other facts. GATE 2019 is naming for Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering. It is a national level test. It is held every year to check the aptitude and subject knowledge of the students. Through the entrance test students can get admission in Engineering PG programmes.

Notification of GATE 2019 will be out in August 2018. GATE is held by IIT’s and IISc. Usually test held from last week of January- February.

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GATE 2019 Exam Pattern Highlights

GATE 2019  Exam Mode – online exam (computer based test).


GATE 2019 question paper will comprise 2 question types- multiple choice (MCQs) &Numerical Answer Type (NAT)


GATE 2019 questions will be showed on a computer monitor randomly.


GATE 2019 Exam Duration – 3.00 hours.

 

GATE 2019 Pattern of Questions

GATE 2019 will have two different types in all the papers-

Multiple Choice Questions (MCQ) – 1 or 2 marks every in all the papers and sections. Every question will have one answer of four options, out of which the students have to choose the right answer.


Negative Marking Scheme: There will be negative marking in GATE 2019. For 1 mark MCQ, 1/3 mark will be subtracted for an incorrect response. Similarly, for 2 mark MCQ, 2/3 mark will be subtracted for an incorrect response.


Numerical Answer Type (NAT) – In NAT there will be 1 or 2 marks every in all the papers and sections. For these type of problems, the answer is a signed actual number, which requires to be input by the student by the virtual numeric keypad on the screen (keyboard of the computer will be deactivated). No options will be displayed for these kinds of problems. The answer can be a number such as 10 or -10 (an integer only). The answer may be in decimals too, for instance, 10.1 (1 decimal) or 10.01 (2 decimals) or -10.001 (3 decimals). These problems will be stated with, up to which decimal places, the students’ necessity to attain an answer. Moreover, a proper range will be considered when assessing the numerical answer type problems so that the student is not punished owing to the normal round-off mistakes. Wherever necessary and probable, it is safer to give NAT answer up to a maximum of 3 decimal places.


There will be NO negative marking for a incorrect answer in NAT questions.

 

GATE 2019 Marks Distribution

In each paper, there will be a total of 65 questions carrying 100 marks, out of which 10 questions carrying a total of 15 marks will be on General Aptitude (GA), which is intended to test the Language and Analytical Skills.

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 about 15% of the total marks, the General Aptitude segment 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.

 

Questions Design for GATE 2019

  1. Recall

These are based on facts, principles, formulae or laws in the discipline of the paper.

The student is probable to be able to attain the answer either from their memory of the subject or at highly from a one-line calculation.


  1. Comprehension

These questions will examine the student’s understanding of the basics of their field, by needing their to draw easy conclusions from fundamental ideas.


  1. Application

In these questions, the student is probable to apply their knowledge either by calculation or by logical reasoning.


  1. Analysis and Synthesis

In these questions, the student is presented with data, diagrams, images, etc. that require analysis before a question can be answered. A Synthesis question might require the student to compare two or more pieces of information. Questions in this category could, for example, involve students in recognizing unstated assumptions, or separating useful information from irrelevant information.

GATE 2019 Test Pattern

GATE 2019 Marking Scheme

General Aptitude (GA)

In each paper, GA questions will have 15 marks in total. The GA section consist of 5 questions carrying 1 mark each (subtotal 5 marks) and 5 questions carrying 2-marks each (subtotal 10 marks).


GATE 2019 Question Papers other than GG, XE and XL

These papers will have 25 questions carrying 1 mark each (subtotal 25 marks) and 30 questions carrying 2 marks each (subtotal 60 marks) comprising of both the MCQ & NAT Questions.


GG (Geology & Geophysics) Paper

Excepting the General Aptitude (GA) section, the GG question paper comprises of 2 parts- Part A & Part B. Part A is compulsory for all the students. Part B comprises two sections- Section 1 (Geology) and Section 2 (Geophysics). Students will need attempt questions in Part A and questions in either Section 1 or Section 2 of Part B.

Part A comprises of 25 questions carrying 1 mark each (subtotal 25 marks and some of these may be numerical answer type questions). Either section of Part B (Section 1 and Section 2) comprises of 30 questions carrying 2 marks each (subtotal 60 marks and a few of these may be numerical answer type questions).


XE Paper (Engineering Sciences)

A student appearing in the XE paper has to answer the following:

  • GA – General Aptitude carrying a total of 15 marks.

 

  • Section A Engineering Mathematics (Compulsory) – This section contains 11 questions carrying a total of 15 marks: 7 questions carrying 1-mark each (sub-total 7 marks), and 4 questions carrying 2-marks each (sub-total 8 marks). A few questions may be of numerical answer type.

 

  • Any two of XE Sections B to H – The selection of two sections from B to H can be made throughout the test after seeing the questions. Only TWO optional sections can be answered at a time. A student wishing to change midway of the examination to another optional section need first choose to deselect one of the previously chosen optional sections (B to H). Every of the optional sections of the XE paper (Sections B through H) comprises 22 questions carrying a total of 35 marks: 9 questions carrying 1 mark each (subtotal 9 marks) and 13 questions carrying 2 marks each (subtotal 26 marks). A few questions may be of numerical answer type.

XL Paper (Life Sciences)

A student appearing in the XL paper has to answer the following-

 GA – General Aptitude carrying a total of 15 marks.

 Section P– Chemistry (Compulsory): This section comprises 15 questions carrying a total of 25 marks: 5 questions carrying 1mark each (subtotal 5 marks) and 10 questions carrying 2marks each (subtotal 20 marks). A few questions may be of numerical answer type.

 Any two of XL Sections Q to U- The selection of two sections from Q to U can be made throughout the test after seeing the questions. Only TWO optional sections can be answered at a time. A student desiring to change midway of the test to additional optional section need first pick to deselect one of the previously chosen optional sections (Q to U). Every of the optional sections of the XL paper (Sections Q through U) comprises 20 questions carrying a total of 30 marks: 10 questions carrying 1mark each (subtotal 10 marks) and 10 questions carrying 2marks each (subtotal 20 marks). A few questions may be of numerical answer type.

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