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Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering(GATE) is popularly known as the most popular exam given the students who wish to pursue their graduate studies in the Engineering discipline. This exam is considered as one of the premier exams in the section of Science, Engineering and also in the Diploma section. This exam was started in the year 1983 to have an exam to guide the talent of the students who wish to pursue their graduate studies in engineering.

After completing this exam, in turn, would help these aspirants to select a perfect college for the branch of engineering in which they wish to pursue their engineering studies. The aim of the GATE Exam as per the conducting authority is for Graduate/Post Graduate studies and also for the entry-level jobs relative to the Engineering discipline.

This exam is conducted by the Indian Institute of Science and the various IITs of different regions wherein IIT Bombay and Chennai have a major authority. The responsibility of Setting and Conducting the GATE papers keeps on alternating between these institutes.

Previous Year Question Paper



This exam is usually conducted in the 2 months of every year. In the year 2021, this exam was conducted on 6, 7, 8, 13 dates in February. This exam is for 3hours and is conducted in the respective city of the particular. From this, you would have realized that the mode of conducting this examination is online mode. This exam is conducted for over 660 countries that wish to pursue their career in the prestigious country of India.

The biggest benefit of qualifying for the GATE Examination is that the exam score of this particular Examination is valid for 3 years. This means that if a person wishes to pursue a job before continuing his career, he is free to do that. The language of the text is in English and Hindi Language and a choice is given for the students to choose their preference. The subjects for this exam are Logical Reasoning (Mental Aptitude), Mathematics, Numerical Aptitude, and English Grammar. The Subject-wise weightage for the GATE Exam is given as follows:-  

Previous Year Question Paper

Subject % Weightage
Engineering Mathematics 15
Core Subject 75
English Grammar and Aptitude 15

There are altogether 60 questions to be answered in these three hours for GATE. The marking scheme for this exam is +1/-0.33 or +2/-0.25. Also, another plus point from the marking scheme for the students appearing for this exam is that there is no negative marking when it comes to the Numerical Aptitude method. The pillars on which the qualification of this exam stands are factors such as Recall, Comprehension, Analysis, and Synthesis.

 In today’s situation of modernity with increasing competition, almost 858,890 students appear for this exam from all over the whole world. The Registration fees for various categories are given in the following table:-

Previous Year Question Paper

Category Fees (INR) Fees (USD)
Female/ST/SC/OBC/PWD 750
General Male Category 1500
US Applicants 50

As per the situation, it is said that 18.8% of students qualify every year from this exam and there is a 1-2% hike in this percentage every year which is good news for the future of the Developing Indian Country. After qualifying for the GATE Exam the students can pursue their graduate studies in the discipline they wish to and also find a good college respective of their achieved marks. Also, they are given some economic assistance when they are pursuing these studies.


  It is said and proves that once a student gets admission in the IIT and NIT his career is shaped thereafter provided he takes the best efforts in the virtue of shaping his career. The IIT and NIT are the Premier Institutes that take high efforts in shaping a student’s career with the help of Modern Techniques and their experienced faculty.

Also if the student is placed in the Government College then also in Fewer Fees the student’s career is assured with the assurance that the child takes maximum efforts. So what is waiting for folks to set their goals and get to work the GATE Exam is approaching. 


Frequenlty Asked Questions

The GATE score is calculated based on the candidate’s performance in the exam and the difficulty level of the paper. The score is normalized to account for variations in different sessions.

No, candidates are allowed to appear for GATE in only one paper of their choice. They must choose the paper that aligns with their qualifying degree or the subject they are interested in pursuing further.

GATE exam consists of a total of 65 questions, with a combination of Multiple Choice Questions (MCQs) and Numerical Answer Type (NAT) questions. The duration of the exam is three hours. There are two types of papers – General Aptitude and subject-specific.

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