Pattern of Examination for GATE 2014:
It is very much essential to learn about the examination pattern in order to go for a concrete preparation for success. Here, we present you the detailed pattern of examination along with the subjective illustrations and elaborated discussion.
- For appearing GATE-2014 candidates can apply in any one of the 22 papers as declared by the GATE Examination Coordination Committee. This year there has been an addition of a new paper “Ecology and Evolution”, which candidates can choose to apply.
- The Examination will be of 3 Hours Duration
- There will be 65 questions and full marks will be 100
- The candidates have to select any one paper from 22 elective subjects as per their interest and/ or branch of study
- For details candidates can refer to the detailed examination pattern from the Website of the Organizing Institution
- The questions will be multiple choice in nature (MCQ)
- All the papers of the examination will have to appeared by Computer Based Test (CBT) through Online mode at designated test centres.
Candidates choosing XE as their Elective paper:
- Engineering Mathematics (Section-A) carrying 15 marks and 11 questions is compulsory for these candidates
- General Aptitude as compulsory for all papers will also be a compulsory section for candidates selecting XE
- Candidates have to select any two papers from Fluid Mechanics (B), Materials Science (C), Solid Mechanics (D), Thermodynamics (E), Polymer Science and Engineering (F) & Food Technology (G). This section will have 22 questions with a total mark of 35.
Candidates choosing XL as their Elective paper:
- Chemistry section (Section H) carrying 25 marks and 15 questions is compulsory for these candidates
- General Aptitude as compulsory for all papers will also be a compulsory section for candidates selecting XL
- Candidates have to select any two papers from Biochemistry (I), Botany (J), Microbiology (K), Zoology (L), and Food Technology (M). This section will have 20 questions with a total mark of 30.
Candidates choosing AE, AG, BT, CE, CH, CS, EC, EE, IN, ME, MN, MT, PI, TF as their Elective paper:
- Engineering Mathematics carrying around 13% marks is compulsory
- General aptitude carrying around 15% marks is compulsory
- Remaining percentage (72%) will be for the subjective questions
Candidates choosing AR, CY, EY, GG, MA, PH and XL as their Elective paper:
- General aptitude carrying around 15% marks is compulsory
- Remaining percentage (85%) will be for the subjective questions
- There will be negative marking for each wrong answer and 1/3 marks will be deducted for each wrong answer marked by the candidate for question carrying 1 mark value.
- There will be negative marking for each wrong answer and 2/3 marks will be deducted for each wrong answer marked by the candidate for question carrying 2 mark value.
GATE 2014 Papers and Corresponding Codes
- Aerospace Engineering – AE
- Agricultural Engineering – AG
- Architecture and Planning – AR
- Biotechnology – BT
- Civil Engineering – CE
- Chemical Engineering – CH
- Computer Science and Information Technology – CS
- Chemistry – CY
- Electronics and Communication Engineering – EC
- Electrical Engineering – EE
- Ecology and Evolution – EY (New)
- Geology and Geophysics – GG
- Instrumentation Engineering – IN
- Mathematics – MA
- Mechanical Engineering – ME
- Mining Engineering – MN
- Metallurgical Engineering – MT
- Physics – PH
- Production and Industrial Engineering – PI
- Textile Engineering and Fibre Science – TF
21. Engineering Sciences – XE*
- Engineering Mathematics (Compulsory) A
- Fluid Mechanics B
- Materials Science C
- Solid Mechanics D
- Thermodynamics E
- Polymer Science and Engineering F
- Food Technology G
22. Life Sciences – XL*
- Chemistry (Compulsory) H
- Biochemistry I
- Botany J
- Microbiology K
- Zoology L
- Food Technology M
Become Advantaged By Being Conversant With Gate Syllabus 2014
Every entrance examination bears its own advantages and you as a student need that focused approach to set a career with such an entrance test. For every examination you need to understand the basics of syllabus so as to make sure that you achieve your desired performance as per the academic branches of your preference. Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering (GATE 2014) is one such coveted entrance examination to test your skills for allowing you admission in the post graduate programs in Engineering like ME, MTech or even direct PhD.
The syllabus for GATE in 2014 will comprise of the similar pattern of questions although there are some basic alteration has been applied to the conduct of GATE 2014. The applicants have to appear for the general section of the examination and have to select any one of the 22 defined papers for examination. These 22 papers are catering to special branches of Engineering and will test the comprehension skills of the candidate applying from his/ her core branch of Engineering.
The Common Section of GATE Syllabus 2014: General Aptitude
[10 questions carrying a total of 15 marks]
This section will comprise of two major sections to test the Verbal Ability and the Numerical Ability:
Verbal Ability: English Language Comprehension, Grammar, Sentence Formation, Critical Reasoning, Verbal Analysis, Grouping of Words and Structural Analysis.
Numerical Ability: Numerical Analysis, Data Computation, Estimation, and Numerical Interpretation Skills.
The Subjective Section of GATE Syllabus 2014:
There will be 22 subjective sections out of which a candidate can select any one as per his competency. This section will cater to the specific branches of Engineering study and the syllabus covered within.
The candidates have to appear their preferred papers on the designated dates of the GATE 2014.
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