Gate 2013 Paper Pattern:
The examination for the papers with codes AE, AG, AR, BT, CE, CH, CY, GG, MA, MN, MT, PH, TF, XE and XL will be conducted

ONLINE

For all other papers namely CS, EC, EE, IN, ME, and PI the exam will be OFFLINE


In all the papers (offline or online), there will be a total of 65 questions carrying 100 marks, out of which 10 questions carrying total of 15 marks are in General Aptitude (GA). The remaining 85 % of the total marks is devoted to the syllabus of the paper (as per syllabus).
Note: General Aptitude (GA) Questions include 5 questions carrying 1 mark each (sub-total 5 marks) and 5 questions carrying 2 marks each (sub-total 10 marks).

There are questions of four different types in the various papers:

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  1. Multiple choice questions carrying 1 or 2 marks each; Each of the multiple choice objective questions in all papers and sections will contain four answers, of which one correct answer is to be marked.

  2. Common data questions (which are also multiple choice questions), where two successive questions use the same set of input data;

  3. Linked answer questions (which are also multiple choice questions), where the answer to the first question in the pair is required to answer its successor;

  4. Numerical answer questions, where the answer is a number


Question papers other than GG, XE and XL

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  • These papers would contain 25  questions carrying one mark each (sub-total 25 marks) and 30  questions carrying two marks each (sub-total 60 marks).  Out of these, two pairs of questions would be common data questions, and two pairs of questions would be linked answer questions. 

  • In the ONLINE papers, the question paper will consist of questions of multiple choice type and numerical answer type. For multiple choice type questions, each question will have four choices for the answer. For numerical answer type questions, each question will have a number as the answer and choices will not be given.


GG (Geology and Geophysics) Paper
Apart from the General Aptitude (GA) section, the GG question paper consists of two parts:
Part A and Part B. Part A is common for all candidates.
Part B contains two sections: Section 1 (Geology) and Section 2 (Geo-physics).
Candidates will have to attempt questions in Part A and either Section 1 or Section 2 in Part B.

Part A consists of 25 multiple choice questions carrying 1-mark each (sub-total 25 marks & some of these may be numerical questions).
Each section  in Part B (Section 1 and Section 2) consists of 30 multiple choice questions carrying 2 marks each (sub-total 60 marks and some of these may be numerical questions). Out of these, two pairs of questions would be common data questions, and two pairs of questions would be linked answer questions.

XE Paper (Engineering Sciences)
In XE paper, Engineering Mathematics section (Section A) is compulsory.
This section contains 11 multiple choice questions carrying a total of 15 marks: 7 questions carrying 1-mark each (sub-total 7 marks), and 4 questions carrying 2-marks each (sub-total 8 marks).
Some of the multiple choice questions may be replaced by numerical questions.
Each of the other sections of the XE paper (Sections B through G) contains 22 questions carrying a total of 35 marks:  9 questions carrying 1 mark each (sub-total 9 marks) and 13 questions carrying 2 marks each (sub-total 26 marks).  Out of the 2 mark questions, 2 pairs are common data questions and 1 pair is linked answer questions. Some of the multiple choice questions may be replaced by numerical questions.
XL Paper (Life Sciences)

In XL paper,  Chemistry section (Section H) is compulsory and consists of 15 multiple choice questions carrying a total of 25 marks: 5 questions carrying 1 mark each (sub-total 5 marks) and  10 questions carrying 2-marks each (sub-total 20 marks).  Out of the 2-mark questions, 1 pair is common data questions, and 1 pair is linked answer questions. Some of the multiple choice questions may be replaced by numerical questions.
Note: Each of the other sections of the XL paper (Sections I through M) contains 20 multiple choice questions carrying a total of 30 marks: 10 questions carrying 1 mark each (sub-total 10 marks) and 10 questions carrying 2 marks each (sub-total 20 marks). Some of the multiple choice questions may be replaced by numerical questions.

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Marking Scheme:

  • For 1 mark multiple choice questions, 1/3 mark will be deducted for a wrong answer.

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

  • For the linked answer question pair, where each question carries 2 marks, 2/3  mark will be deducted for a wrong answer to the first question only.

  • There is no negative marking for wrong answer to the second question of the linked answer question pair. If the first question in the linked pair is wrongly answered or is unattempted, then the answer to the second question in the pair will not be evaluated.

  • There is no negative marking for numerical answer type questions (numerical answer type questions will appear only in the papers for which the exam is ONLINE only).

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Hello everyone, My GATE score is 317 so there is any chance to et admission in any IIT or NIT

Devraj choudhary Student Expert 30th Mar, 2020

Hii

Please mention the name of Stream for which you did your engineering.  We cannot help you only with gate score we need your discipline too.

In broad sense I would suggest that tgwre are relatively very low chance for a candidate with such low score to get admission in any of NITs or IITs.  You can even predict your college by own using this link https://engineering.careers360.com/gate-college-predictor

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My gate score is 474 ,ece ,obc category..which iits will i get?

Deepshikha Student Expert 30th Mar, 2020
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Hey,
The qualifying cutoff for GATE has been declared.GATE qualifying cutoff or simply GATE cutoff is the minimum marks which candidates have to score to qualify the exam. Every year the cutoff varies depending upon the number of candidates appearing in the examination,category of the candidates etcetra.
Your score is tad too less for IITs.
You can use our GATE College Predictor to know about your chances:
https://engineering.careers360.com/gate-college-predictor
Hope this helps.
Good luck.
Electronics and Communication Engineering is a vast branch and it offers various specialized courses and every institution offers various subjects within it and cutoff is different for all.
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i want to get admit in iit hyderabad in grotechnical engineering of civil engineering without gate..can you please help

Apoorva Student Expert 30th Mar, 2020

Hello dear student,

As you said you want to get admission in IIIT Hyderabad. So the only way to get admission in IIT is you have to give JEE mains entrance test for BTech and for MTech you have to give gate . Because only through GATE score the entry in IIT is valid and it is the only way to get admission in IIT. There is no other way

Thank you

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my gate score is 515 oc category in ece .is there any chance i could get a seat in nits or iits

Devraj choudhary Student Expert 30th Mar, 2020

Hii

Based on your gate score the possible NITs and and IITs are

IIT Bombay

IIT Mandi

IIT Hyderabad

IIT Madras

IIT Delhi

And Jadavpur University.

For predicting college use this predictor https://engineering.careers360.com/gate-college-predictor

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my score is 547 in ece,(female, obc), can i get admission in mtech in any of iits and old nits

Manisha Gupta Expert 30th Mar, 2020

Hello Aspirant,

Based on this score you can have the chances to get Sant Longowal Institute of Engineering and Technology, Longowal, Dr B R Ambedkar National Institute of Technology Jalandhar- M.tech ECE.

You can also use GATE college predictor tool t know your further admission chances.

https://engineering.careers360.com/gate-college-predictor

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