GATE 2022 exam pattern and official notification/brochure have been released by the Institute of Information and Technology (IIT) Kharagpur. Naval Architecture & Marine Engineering and Geomatics Engineering are two new disciplines added to the GATE 2022 exam by the authorities.
GATE 2022 Exam pattern contains information about the exam's mode, the number of questions asked, sections, marking scheme, and more. GATE exam pattern 2022 will assist candidates in understanding the format in which GATE question papers will be written. Students must also review the GATE 2022 syllabus in addition to the GATE exam pattern. Candidates studying for the GATE exam should read the entire article to learn more about the GATE 2022 exam format.
In the table below, you'll find the most important details about the GATE 2022 exam pattern.
|Mode of GATE Exam||Computer Based Test (Online)|
|Duration of Exam||3 hours (180 minutes)|
|No. of Papers in GATE 2022||29 Papers (2 new subjects added)|
|Section||General Aptitude (GA) and The subject of Candidate's Choice|
|Questions Types||Multiple Choice Questions (MCQs), Multiple Select Questions (MSQs), Numerical Answer Type Questions (NAT)|
|Design of Questions||Application, Comprehension, Analysis, Recall, Synthesis|
|Number of Questions||65 Questions (includes 10 questions from the General Aptitude section)|
|Except for AR, CY, EY, GG, MA, PH, and XL, all papers have the same distribution of questions.||Engineering Mathematics - 13 Marks, General Aptitude - 15 Marks, Subject Questions - 72 Marks|
|Question Distribution in AR, CY, EY, GG, MA, PH, XH, and XL||General Aptitude - 15 Marks, Concerned Subject's Questions - 85 Marks|
|Total Marks||100 Marks|
|Marking Scheme||Each question will be worth 1 or 2 marks.|
|Negative Marking||There are two sorts of MCQs: |
In all exams and sections, there are 1 or 2 marks for multiple-choice questions (MCQ). These questions are objective, and each will contain four options from which the candidate must select the proper one (s).
1 or 2 mark numerical answer questions in all exams and sections. The answer to these questions is an actual number that the candidate must input using the virtual keypad. For this sort of question, no options will be displayed.
The questions in GATE 2022 are broken into three groups:
|Paper Code||Exam Pattern|
|AE, AG, BT, CH, CE, CS, EC, EE, IN, ME, MN, MT, PE, PI, ST, TF, and XE||General Aptitude (GA) – 15 Engineering Mathematics – 13 question Paper's Subject – 72 question|
|AR, EY, CY, MA, GG, PH, XH, and XL||General Aptitude (GA) – 15 Paper's Subject – 85|
The following are some key points of GATE papers 2022 that applicants should be aware of:
|Section||Question Types||No. of Question||Sub-Total (Marks)|
|Section A (Compulsory)||1 Mark||7||7|
|Section B to H||1 Mark||9||9|
|Section||Questions Types||No. of Questions||Sub-Total (Marks)|
|Section P or Chemistry Section (Compulsory)||1 mark||5||5|
|Sections Q to U||1 mark||10||10|
Check out the table below for the paper-by-paper marking scheme:
|GATE Paper Code||General Aptitude (GA) Marks||Subject Marks||Total Marks||Total Time (Minutes)|
|AE, AG, BM, BT, CE, CH, CS, CY, EC, EE, ES, EY, IN, MA, ME, MN, MT, NM, PE, PH, PI, ST, TF||15||85||100||180|
|AR [Part A + Part B (B1: Architecture or B2: Planning)]||15||60 + 25||100||180|
|GE [Part A + Part B (Section I or Section II)]||15||55 + 30||100||180|
|GG [Part A + Part B (Section 1: Geology or Section 2: Geophysics)]||15||25 + 60||100||180|
|XE (Section A + Any TWO Sections)||15||15 + (2 x 35)||100||180|
|XH (Section B1 + Any ONE Section)||15||25 + 60||100||180|
|XL (Section P + Any TWO Sections)||15||25 + (2 x 30)||100||180|
Distinct topics have different GATE exam patterns in 2022. The subject-specific GATE subject paper codes for all 29 GATE subject papers are listed below.
|S. No||GATE Paper||Code|
|3.||Architecture & Planning (New Pattern)||AR|
|8.||Computer Science & Information Technology||CS|
|10.||Electronics & Communication Engineering||EC|
|12.||Environmental Science & Engineering||ES|
|13.||Ecology and Evolution||EY|
|14.||Geomatics Engineering (New Paper)||GE|
|15.||Geology and Geophysics||GG|
|21.||Naval Architecture & Marine Engineering (New Paper)||NM|
|23.||Production and Industrial Engineering||PI|
|26.||Textile Engineering & Fibre Science||TF|
|28.||Humanities & Social Sciences||XH|
Q.1 Is the GATE pattern different this year than in previous years?
Ans. The GATE exam format for 2022 has been revealed, and there are no modifications from last year's exam pattern.
Q.2 Where can I get the official GATE exam pattern?
Ans. The official GATE exam pattern 2022, as well as a handbook to help students prepare for the exam, has been released by the authorities.
Q.3 How many questions will be asked in total in the GATE 2022 exam?
Ans. There will be a total of 65 questions on the GATE paper.
Q.4 What is the average duration of the GATE 2022 exam?
Ans. Candidates for GATE 2022 have three hours to complete the exam. There will be no time limit for any section, so applicants can attempt questions from whatever section they want. There will be 65 questions in total, with a total score of 100.
Q.5 Is the GATE 2022 examination exclusively held in India?
Ans. No, GATE is held in countries around the world, including Bangladesh, Nepal, Ethiopia, United Arab Emirates, and others. The worldwide exam centers, however, will operate in 2022 based on the COVID-19 condition.
Q.6 Is GATE a paper-based or computer-based exam?
Ans. GATE is an online, computer-based exam. The normalization procedure is utilized to calculate the score because the exam is administered online and in many slots. This aids in the preservation of equality.
Q.7 Are GATE questions of the Numerical Answer Type (NAT) subjective?
Ans. No, questions with the Numerical Answer Type (NAT) are replied with a numerical value that can be an integer in decimals.
Q.8 Is it necessary to attempt all GATE 2022 questions?
Ans. Yes, all of the questions in GATE 2022 are required.
Q.9 What do all 27 GATE 2022 exam papers have in common?
Ans. Aside from the time limit and other basic similarities, the general aptitude section, which is weighted at 15%, is a common component in GATE 2022 examinations.
Q.10 Is it permissible for me to use a calculator during GATE 2022?
Ans. Yes, students are allowed to use a calculator during the GATE exam. However, pupils are not permitted to bring their calculators into the exam room. To make the calculations, they will have access to a virtual calculator on their displays.
Q.11 Is negative marking the same as one- and two-mark questions in GATE?
Ans. No, a bad answer to a 1-mark question will result in a 1/3rd mark deduction, whereas a wrong answer to a 2-mark question will result in a 2/3rd mark deduction.
Q.12 Could you please supply the details of the two-mark questions?
Ans. Question numbers 26 to 51, as well as questions 61 to 65, are worth two marks apiece.
*The article might have information for the previous academic years, please refer the official website of the exam.