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The Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering (GATE) is an examination that primarily tests the comprehensive understanding of various undergraduate subjects in engineering and science. 


The GATE Examination is carried out as ONLINE Computer Based Test (CBT) where the candidates will be shown the questions in a random sequence on a computer screen. The duration of the examination will be 3 hours. The medium for all the test papers is English only. There will be a total of 65 questions carrying 100 marks.

The entire paper is divided into two sections:

  • Multiple

    Choice Questions (MCQ)

  • Numerical Answer Type (NAT)


General Aptitude Section

The paper will consist of a mandatory General Aptitude (GA) section which will have 10 questions. 5 of the questions will be of 1 mark and the remaining 5 will be of 2 marks. Therefore, the total marks for this section will be 15 marks.


Marking Scheme

1 Mark MCQs – 1/3 mark will be deducted for every wrong answer.

2 Mark MCQs – 2/3 mark will be deducted for every wrong response.

Zero marks will be awarded for unattempted questions

No negative marking will be done for Numerical Answer Type (NAT) questions