GATE 2023: Detailed Examination Pattern

The Application form for GATE 2023 released in first week of September and the last date for filling the form in a regular period is 07th October 2022. Also, a new Question type called MSQs(Multiple Select Questions) has been introduced in GATE 2021.

The Detailed Examination Pattern valid for every subject is given below:

GATE Exam consists of 65 Questions with maximum marks 100 and time duration of 3 hours. There are two sections in GATE Exam:

(a) Section A: General Aptitude

(b) Section B: Core Subjects

Section A: General Aptitude

This section consists of 10 Questions (5 Questions of 1 Marks Each and 5 Questions of 2 Marks Each) and a total of 15 marks.

Section B: Core Subjects

This section consists of 55 Questions (25 Questions of 1 Marks Each and 30 Questions of 2 Marks Each) and a total of 85 marks.

From GATE 2021, Now there are three types of Questions:

(a) Multiple Choice Questions (MCQs)

(b) Multiple Select Questions (MSQs)

(c) Numerical Answer Type Questions (NATs)

Let’s discuss the types of questions one by one in detail.

(a) Multiple Choice Questions (MCQs):

In MCQs, there are four choices given for a question out of which only one is correct. There is negative marking in this question type. For 1 marks Question, -1/3 marks is deducted as negative marking and for 2 marks Question, -2/3 marks is deducted.

(b) Multiple Select Questions (MSQs):

In MSQs, there are four choices given for a question out of which one or more than one can be correct. There is no negative marking in this question type.

(c) Numerical Answer Type Questions (NATs):

In NATs, you have to answer in digits where your answer should be within a range.  There is no negative marking in this question type.

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