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GATE 2014 Exam Pattern

Updated On:01 Aug 2014 05:06 PM IST By: prabha dhavala

GATE 2014 Exam Pattern gives all aspirants a better insight for proper preparation. The GATE Paper Pattern 2014 gives the candidates an idea of the type of questions to expect, duration of the exam and all such related information about the Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering (GATE) 2014. Using the Paper Pattern of GATE 2014 to prepare well, candidates can aim for better scores in the exam. Candidates can check the Exam Pattern of GATE 2014 below on this page.

 

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GATE 2014 Exam Pattern:

  • GATE 2014 will be held for 22 papers as listed below in the table.

  • Syllabus for each paper in GATE 2014 is different. 

  • Candidates can apply for one paper only and therefore are advised to choose a paper corresponding to the discipline of the qualifying degree.

  • There will be two types of questions in all GATE 2014 Papers – multiple choice and numerical type

  • The GATE 2014 Exam Paper will be for 3 hours of duration with 65 questions for 100 marks
 

List of GATE 2014 papers and corresponding codes:

GATE 2014 Exam PaperPaper CodeGATE 2014 Exam PaperGATE 2014 Paper  Code
Aerospace EngineeringAEInstrumentation EngineeringIN
Agricultural EngineeringAGMathematicsMA
Architecture and        PlanningARMechanical Engineering                          ME
BiotechnologyBTMining EngineeringMN
Civil EngineeringCEMetallurgical EngineeringMT
Chemical EngineeringCHPhysicsPH
Computer Science and Information TechnologyCSProduction and Industrial EngineeringPI
ChemistryCYTextile Engineering and Fibre ScienceTF
Electronics and        Communication EngineeringECEngineering SciencesXE*
Electrical EngineeringEELife SciencesXL**
Geology and GeophysicsGG Ecology and Evolution NEW EY
GATE 2014 XE Paper SectionsCodeGATE 2014 XL Paper SectionsCode
Engineering Mathematics (Compulsory)               AChemistry (Compulsory)H
Fluid MechanicsBBiochemistryI
Materials ScienceCBotanyJ
Solid MechanicsDMicrobiologyK
ThermodynamicsEZoologyL
Polymer Science and     EngineeringF                                        Food TechnologyM
Food TechnologyG  

 

GATE 2014 General Aptitude Questions:

Apart from the core subject questions, all papers will contain a few questions that test the General Aptitude (Language and Analytical Skills of the candidates.

GATE 2014 Exam Pattern for XE :

  • Section A: Engineering Mathematics (compulsory)

  • GA – General Aptitude (compulsory)

  • Any two of XE sections B to G (see table above):


GATE 2014 Exam Pattern for XL:

  • Section H – Chemistry (compulsory)

  • GA – General Aptitude (compulsory)

  • Any two of XL sections I to M

Note: For both XE and XL Papers of GATE 2014:

  • Candidates can view the questions before making the choice of two XE sections from B to G during the examination.

  • Candidates can choose only two optional sections.

  • To change midway in the exam, candidates have to deselect one of the previously chosen sections to attempt a new one


GATE 2014 Exam Duration
: 3 hours


GATE 2014 Exam Pattern
:

  • Online Computer Based Test

  • A single paper with 65 total questions

  • Maximum marks are 100

  • Questions will be multiple choice as well as numerical type

  • 10 questions will be on General Aptitude carrying 15 marks


For GATE 2014 paper codes
AE, AG, BT, CE, CH, CS, EC, EE, IN, ME, MN, MT, PI, TF and XE:

  • The Engineering Mathematics paper will account for 13% of the total marks, General Aptitude section - 15% of the total marks and the subject questions will account for the rest of the 72%

For GATE 2014 Paper codes AR, CY, GG, MA, PH and XL:

  • The General Aptitude Section will account for 15%  and remaining 85% will be on the subject of the paper.

 

GATE 2014 Design of Questions: Candidates will be tested in the following abilities:

1. Recall: Candidates are expected to answer these from memory or a one computation give as the questions of this typeare based on facts, principles, formulae or laws of the discipline of the paper.


2. Comprehension:
 Candidates will be tested in their understanding of the fundamentals of their subject with conclusions from the given ideas or facts.


3. Application:
 Candidates are required to use computation or logical reasoning to apply their knowledge for obtaining the answers


4. Analysis and Synthesis:
Candidates have to analyse the given data, diagrams, images to answer the questions.


GATE 2014 Marking Scheme:
Negative marking is prevalent for the exam as follows:

  • For 1-mark multiple-choice questions:  deduction of 1/3 marks for a wrong answer

  • For 2-marks multiple-choice questions: 2/3 marks will be deducted for a wrong answer.

  • For Numerical answer type questions: No Negative Marking

  • GA section has 5 questions of 1 mark each:  5 marks

  • 5 questions for 2 marks each: 10 marks

 

For General Aptitude (GA) Questions: Total Marks: 15

  • GA section has 5 questions of 1 mark each:  5 marks

  • 5 questions for 2 marks each: 10 marks

 

For Question Papers other than GG, XE and X:

  • 25 questions of 1 mark each: 25 marks

  • 30 questions of 2 marks each: 60 marks

 

For GG (Geology and Geophysics) Paper:
In addition to the General Aptitude (GA) section, there are two parts as follows

  • Part A (common to all candidates) with 25 questions of 1 mark each: 25 Marks

  • Part B: consists of two sections- Section 1 (Geology) and Section 2 (Geo-physics).

    Candidates can attempt any one section

    Each section with 30 questions of 2 marks each: 60 marks

 

For XE Paper (Engineering Sciences:

  • Section A is compulsory with 11 questions: 15 marks as follows

    7 questions of 1 mark each: 7 marks

    4 questions of 2 marks each: 8 marks

  • Section (B through G) with 22 questions: 35 marks as follows

    9 questions of 1 mark each: 9 marks

    13 questions of 2 marks each: 26 marks

  • Chemistry Section is compulsory with 15 questions: 25 marks as follows

    5 questions of 1 mark each: 5 marks

    10questions of 2 marks each: 10 marks

  • Section (I through M) with 20 questions: 30 marks as follows

    10 questions of 1 mark each: 10 marks

    10 questions of 2 marks each: 206 marks


For XL Paper (Life Sciences)

  • Chemistry Section is compulsory with 15 questions: 25 marks as follows

    5 questions of 1 mark each: 5 marks

    10questions of 2 marks each: 10 marks

  • Section (I through M) with 20 questions: 30 marks as follows

    10 questions of 1 mark each: 10 marks

    10 questions of 2 marks each: 206 marks

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