GATE 2022 registration process is going on online, and the exam schedule will be held on February 5, 6, 12 and 13, 2022, respectively. The Graduate Aptitude Test (GATE) in Engineering for 2022 is being conducted by the Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur and the other six IITs. It is a national level entrance exam for UG candidates for admission to a Master’s degree, conducted every year. Today, in this blog post, we will share the GATE question paper pattern along with the model question paper.
GATE exam is a computer-based test for 29 papers in which candidates have to qualify for admission. Two more papers have been added along with the existing subjects of GATE in 2022. Geomatics Engineering (GE), Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering have been added for GATE 2022.
GATE Question Paper Pattern
To understand the GATE exam, applicants need to know the question paper pattern of GATE 2022. It is easy to get the question paper for GATE 2022. The question paper pattern is available on the official website, which one can check. But here, the official question paper pattern details are given in the following table.
|Examination Mode||CBT (computer-based test)|
|Number of Subjects||29|
|Sections||General Aptitude (GA) + Candidates selected subjects|
|Questions Type||Multiple choice questions (MCQ) / Multiple select questions )MSQ) / Numerical answer type questions (NAT).|
|Exam Duration||3 hours|
|Questions to Test these Abilities||Recall, Comprehension, Application, Analysis & Synthesis|
|Number of Questions||General Aptitude (GA) 10 + 55 (subject)= 65 questions|
|Marking Scheme||The questions are of 1 mark and 2 marks|
|Distribution of Marks in all Papers EXCEPT papers AR, CY, EY, GG, MA, PH, XH and XL||General Aptitude: 15 Marks + Engineering Mathematics: 13 Marks + Subject Questions: 72 Marks = Total: 100 Marks|
|Distribution of Marks in papers AR, CY, EY, GG, MA, PH, XH and XL||General Aptitude: 15 Marks + Subject Questions: 85 Marks = Total: 100 Marks|
For 1-mark MCQ, 1/3 mark will be deducted for a wrong answer.
For 2-mark MCQ, 2/3 mark will be deducted for a wrong answer.
No negative marking for MSQ & NAT.
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GATE Marking Scheme
|Paper Code||GA -Marks||Subjects (marks)||Total Marks||Duration|
|AE, AG, BM, BT, CE, CH, CS, CY, EC, EE, ES, EY, IN, MA, ME, MN, MT, NM, PE, PH, PI, TF, ST||15||85||100||180|
AR [Part A + Part B (B1: Architecture or B2: Planning)]
|GE [Part A + Part B (Section I or Section II)||15||50+30||100||180|
|XE (Section A + Any Two Sections)|
Sections can be selected during the Exam.
|GG [Part A + Part B (Section 1: Geology or Section 2: Geophysics)]||15||25+60||100||180|
|XL (Section P + Any Two Sections)|
Sections can be selected during the Exam
|XH (Section B1 + any one section)||15||25+60||100||180|
Also Check: How to apply for GATE 2022?
GATE 2022 New Model Papers
The country needs human resources with advanced capabilities in the shipbuilding industry and geo-informatics. So these two new model papers (GE and NM) will provide direct benefits to the graduates.
Geomatics Engineering (GE)
The paper consists of 15 marks in the General Aptitude (GA) section applicable to all GATE 2022 papers. The remaining paper consists of two parts covering the GATE syllabus: Part A will be 55 marks, and Part B will be 30 marks.
Part A is compulsory for all candidates, and Part B has two optional sections: Section I and Section II. Candidates have to choose any one of these during the Exam. No separate marks and rankings will be awarded based on the selection of sections.
|GE Model Question Paper||Check here|
|NM Model Question paper||Check here|
Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering (NM)
The paper consists of 15 marks in the General Aptitude (GA) section applies to all the papers of GATE 2022. The remaining paper will carry 85 marks covering the syllabus.
Architecture and Planning (AR): New Pattern
GATE 2022 paper consists of a General Aptitude (GA) section of 15 marks for all the papers. Two parts cover the GATE syllabus: Part A carries 60 marks, and Part B carries 25 marks.
- Part A is compulsory for all the candidates
- Part B consists of two optional sections: Part B1 (architecture) and Part B2 (planning)
So, candidates have to choose any one section from Part B during the Exam. No separate marks and rankings will be awarded based on the selection of sections.