GATE 2018 Exam Pattern

GATE Exam Pattern 2018

GATE 2017 will be conducted in the subjects (also referred to as “papers”) shown in Table below Candidates must familiarize with the paper code for the paper of their choice, as this knowledge will be required at the time of application form submission and appearing for the examination. A candidate is allowed to appear in ONLY ONE paper.
• Since a candidate is allowed to appear in ONLY ONE of the 23 papers for which GATE 2017 examination is being held, the candidate has to make the choice of the paper he/she wishes to write carefully. Table below gives the list of GATE papers and paper codes for GATE 2017.
• The candidate is expected to appear in a paper appropriate to the discipline of his/her qualifying degree. However, the candidate is, free to choose any paper according to his/her admission plan, keeping in mind the eligibility criteria of the institutions in which he/she wishes to seek admission. For more details regarding the admission criteria in any particular institute, the candidate is advised to refer to the websites of that institute.

List of GATE papers and corresponding codes
1. Aerospace Engineering (AE)
2. Agricultural Engineering (AG)
3. Architecture and Planning (AR)
4. Biotechnology (BT)
5. Civil Engineering (CE)
6. Chemical Engineering (CH)
7. Computer Science and Information Technology (CS)
8. Chemistry (CY)
9. Electronics and Communication Engineering (EC)
10. Electrical Engineering (EE)
11. Ecology and Evolution (EY)
12. Geology and Geophysics (GG)
13. Instrumentation Engineering (IN)
14. Mathematics (MA)
15. Mechanical Engineering (ME)
16. Mining Engineering (MN)
17. Metallurgical Engineering (MT)
18. Petroleum Engineering (PE)
19. Physics (PH)
20. Production and Industrial Engineering (PI)
21. Textile Engineering and Fibre Science (TF)
22. Engineering Sciences (XE*)
23. Life Sciences (XL**)

XE Paper Sections & Code
• Engineering Mathematics (Compulsory) – A
• Fluid Mechanics – B
• Materials Science – C
• Solid Mechanics – D
• Thermodynamics – E
• Polymer Science and Engineering – F
• Food Technology – G

XL Paper Sections & Code
• Chemistry (Compulsory) – H
• Biochemistry – I
• Botany – J
• Microbiology – K
• Zoology – L
• Food Technology – M

Note: *XE (Engineering Sciences) and **XL (Life Sciences) papers are of general nature and will comprise of Sections listed in the above table. More detailed explanation is given below.

General Aptitude Questions
All the papers will contain few questions that test the General Aptitude (Language and Analytical Skills), apart from the core subject of the paper.

XE Paper
A candidate appearing in the XE paper has to answer the following
1. Section A – Engineering Mathematics (compulsory)
2. GA – General Aptitude (compulsory)
3. Any two of XE sections B to G
• The choice of two sections from B to G can be made during the examination after viewing the questions. Only two optional sections can be answered at a time. A candidate wishing to change midway of the examination to another optional section must first choose to deselect one of the previously chosen optional sections (B to G).
XL Paper
A candidate appearing in the XL paper has to answer the following
1. Section H – Chemistry (compulsory)
2. GA – General Aptitude (compulsory)
3. Any two of XL sections I to M
• The choice of two sections from I to M can be made during the examination after viewing the questions. Only two optional sections can be answered by the candidate. A candidate wishing to change midway of the examination to another optional section must first choose to deselect one of the previously chosen optional sections (I to M).

Duration and Examination Type
• The GATE examination consists of a single paper of 3-hour duration that contains 65 questions carrying a maximum of 100 marks. The question paper will consist of both multiple choice questions (MCQ) and numerical answer type questions.
• The examination for all the papers will be carried out in an ONLINE Computer Based Test (CBT) mode where the candidates will be shown the questions in a random sequence on a computer screen. The candidates are required to either select the answer (for MCQ type) or enter the answer for numerical answer type question using a mouse on a virtual keyboard (keyboard of the computer will be disabled). Candidates will be provided with blank paper sheets for rough work and these have to be returned back after the examination. At the end of the 3-hour window, the computer will automatically close the screen from further actions.

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GATE 2018 Qualifying Disciplines for Eligibility Degrees

Aeronautical Engineering Electronics/Comm./
Telecomm Engineering
Mineral Engineering/
Mineral Dressing
Aerospace Engineering Energy Engineering Mining Engineering/
Technology; Machinery
Agricultural Engineering Engineering Physics Nano Science & Technology
Agricultural Science Environmental Engineering Naval Architecture/Marine Engg.
Applied Electronics Food Technology/
Processing Engineering
Nuclear Physics
Applied Mechanics Geology/ Geophysics Oil Technology
Applied Physics Industrial Chemistry Operations Research
Architecture Industrial Engineering Paint Technology
Automobile Engineering Industrial Management Petroleum/Petro-Chemical Engg./
Technology
Biochemistry Information Science/
Information Technology/
Information and Comm. Technology
Pharmaceutical Sciences
Biomedical Engineering Instrumentation & Process Control Physics
Bio-Sciences Instrumentation/Electronics/Control Planning
Biotechnology Life Sciences (Botany) Plastic Technology
Ceramic & Glass Technology Life Sciences (Zoology) Polymer Technology/Science
Chemical Engineering Manufacturing Engineering Production/Industrial Engineering
Chemical Technology Material Science and Engineering Radio Physics
Chemistry Materials Science Radio Physics & Electronics
Civil/ Environmental/ Structural/
Construction Engineering
Mathematics/Applied Mathematics Renewable Energy
Computer Applications Mechanical Engineering Rubber Technology
Computer Science Engg./
Technology
Mechatronics Statistics
Control and Instrumentation Medical Instrumentation Textile Chemistry
Earth Sciences Metallurgical Engineering/
Industrial Metallurgy
Textile Engineering & Fibre Science
Electrical Engineering/
Electrical and Electronics Engg./
Power Engineering
Microbiology Veterinary/Animal Science
Electro-Chemical Engineering

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