If you are looking to clear GATE 2019, then you should know about the pattern of the questions. This is the reason why it is important that you practice GATE Question Paper. Almost all successful candidates recommend that you practice GATE Exam Previous Year Question Paper. In this post, we would talk about the GATE Previous Papers. But before we do that, we would take a look at the exam pattern.
GATE Question Paper – Knowing the Exam Pattern
Understanding the GATE Exam Pattern is crucial for solving GATE Question Paper. The following table gives you a quick overview of the GATE Exam Pattern
|Duration of Exam||3 hours (180 minutes)|
|Total Number of Questions||65|
|Type of Question||Two types of questions asked:
· Multiple Choice Questions (MCQ)
· Numerical Answer Type (NAT) Questions
|Sections||GATE 2019 question paper will consist of three sections:
· General Aptitude
· Engineering Mathematics (for XL papers it is Chemistry)
· Subject – Specific section
|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
The GATE Exam Question Paper from previous years have shown that the nature of the questions also changes from time to time. Needless to say, to solve GATE Exam last year paper, you need to know about the nature of the questions. The following table gives the details of the nature of the questions.
|Paper Code||Exam Pattern|
|CE, CS, EC, AE, AG, BT, CH, ME, MN, MT, EE, IN, TF, XE, PE, ST and PI||· GA (General Aptitude) – 15%
· Engineering Mathematics – 15%
· Subject of the Paper – 70%
|AR, CY, GG, EY, XL, PH and MA||· GA (General Aptitude) – 15%
· Subject of the Paper – 85%
GATE Question Paper
Let us now check out the GATE Previous Papers. You can click on the links given below to download the GATE Question Paper PDF
GATE Exam Previous Year Question Paper 2017
GATE Exam Previous Year Question Paper 2016
GATE Exam Previous Year Question Paper 2015
Electronics and Communication Engineering:
These were the details of the GATE Question Paper from previous years. To know about the GATE Exam 2019, click on the link below: