Gate Exam Syllabus & Sample Papers

The Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering (GATE) is one of the most sought after exams for post graduation and is one of the most reputed exam in India. Conducted in eight zones across the country jointly by the Indian Institute of Science (IISC), Bangalore and seven Indian Institutes of Technology (IIT’s). Candidates who qualify GATE can get admission to post graduate programmes (PG) with MHRD and some other government scholarship/assistantship at engineering colleges/institutes in India.

A candidate can apply to only one of the 22 papers in the discipline listed by NCB-GATE. You can only apply online for GATE 2015 and must ensure you have required eligibility for the Institutions you are seeking admission to.

We are providing here the syllabus of GATE 2015 Exam* (Please visit GATE 2015 official website for more details)

General Aptitude (GA): Common to All Papers

1. Verbal Ability: English grammar, sentence completion, verbal analogies, word groups, instructions, critical reasoning and verbal deduction.

2. Numerical Ability: Numerical computation, numerical estimation, numerical reasoning and data interpretation.

There are 22 papers here is a table of all of them.

PAPER CODE
Aerospace Engineering AE
Agricultural Engineering AG
Architecture & Planning AR
Biotechnology BT
Civil Engineering CE
Chemical Engineering CH
CS & IT CS
Chemistry CY
ECE EC
Electrical Engineering EE
Ecology & Evolution EY
Geology & Geophysics GG
Instrumentation Engineering IN
Mathematics MA
Mechanical Engineering ME
Mining Engineering MN
Metallurgical Engineering MT
Physics PH
Production & Industrial Engineering PI
Textile Engineering TF
Engineering Sciences XE*
Life Sciences XL**

*XE (Engineering Sciences) & **XL (Life Sciences) papers are of general nature and will have sections listed below

*XE Paper Sections Code
Engineering Mathematics A
Fluid Mechanics B
Materials Science C
Solid Mechanics D
Thermodynamics E
Polymer Science & Engineering F
Food Technology G
**XL Paper Sections Code
Chemistry H
BioChemistry I
Botany J
Microbiology K
Zoology L
Food Technology M

 

1.1 General Aptitude Questions

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

1.2 XE Paper

A candidate appearing in the XE paper has to answer the following

1. Section A – Engineering Mathematics
2. GA – General Aptitude
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).

1.3 XL Paper

A candidate appearing in the XL paper has to answer the following
1. Section H – Chemistry
2. GA – General Aptitude
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 at a time. A candidate wishing to change midway of the examination to another optional section (I to M)

1.4 Duration and Exam 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 MCQ & Numerical Answers Type questions.

Gate 2015 Examination paper consist of questions of two different types :

(i) Multiple Choice Questions (MCQ) carrying 1 or 2 marks each in all papers and sections. These questions are objective in nature, and each will have a choice of four answers, out of which the candidate has to mark the correct answer(s).

(ii) Numerical Answer Questions of 1 or 2 marks each in all papers and sections. For these questions the answer is a real number, to be entered by the candidate using the virtual keypad. No choices will be shown for this type of questions.

1.5 Marking Scheme

For 1-mark multiple-choice questions, 1/3 marks will be deducted for a wrong answer. Likewise, for 2-mark multiple-choice questions, 2/3 marks will be deducted for a wrong answer.

Note: There is No Negative Marking for numerical answer type questions.

 

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