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GATE 2022 Exam Pattern, Marking Scheme, and Weightage

GATE 2022 Exam Pattern, Marking Scheme, and Weightage: Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering is a national-level online test conducted for admission to postgraduate engineering (ME/ M.Tech)  or research courses and PSU recruitment. Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering (GATE) is a national examination conducted jointly by the IISc Bangalore and seven other IITs (Bombay, Delhi, Guwahati, Kanpur, Kharagpur, Madras, and Roorkee) on behalf of the National Coordination Board (NCB)

Qualifying in GATE is a mandatory requirement for seeking admission in Master’s programs and direct Doctoral programs in Engineering, Technology, and Architecture.

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GATE 2022 examination will be conducted on the first week of February 2022 by IIT Kharagpur.

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GATE 2022 Exam Pattern, Marking Scheme, and Weightage

GATE 2022 Paper and its Code

GATE PaperCodeGATE PaperCode
Aerospace EngineeringAEInstrumentation EngineeringIN
Agricultural EngineeringAGMathematicsMA
Architecture and Planning (New Pattern)ARMechanical EngineeringME
Biomedical EngineeringBMMining EngineeringMN
BiotechnologyBTMetallurgical EngineeringMT
Civil EngineeringCENaval Architecture and Marine Engineering (New Paper)NM
Chemical EngineeringCHPetroleum EngineeringPE
Computer Science and Information TechnologyCSPhysicsPH
ChemistryCYProduction and Industrial EngineeringPI
Electronics and Communication EngineeringECStatisticsST
Electrical EngineeringEETextile Engineering and Fibre ScienceTF
Environmental Science & EngineeringESEngineering SciencesXE
Ecology and EvolutionEYHumanities & Social SciencesXH
Geomatics Engineering (New Paper)GELife SciencesXL
Geology and GeophysicsGG__

Each GATE 2022 paper is for a total of 100 marks, General Aptitude (GA) is common for all papers (15 marks) and the rest of the paper covers the respective syllabus (85 marks). Click here for a detailed Pattern of the Question Papers.

GATE 2022 Combination of Two Papers

Code of the First
(Primary) Paper
Codes of Papers Allowed as
The Second Paper
Code of the First
(Primary) Paper
Codes of Papers Allowed as
The Second Paper
AENM, XEINEC, EE, PH
AGES, GE, XE, XLMACS, GE, PH, ST
ARCEMEAE, CH, NM, PI, XE
BMBT, EC, IN, XLMNGE, GG, XE
BTBM, XLMTPH, XE
CEAE, AR, ES, GE, NMNMAE, CE, XE
CHPE, XEPECH, GG, XE
CSEC, GE, MA, STPHEC, GE, GG, IN, MA, MT, ST, XE
CYXLPIME, MT, XE
ECIN, PH, EE, CS, GESTMA, PH
EEEC, INTFXE
ESAG, CE, GEXEAE, AG, CH, ME, MN, MT, PE, PI, TF, NM
EYXLXHST
GECE, GG, ES, MNXLBM, BT, CY, EY
GGGE, MN, PE, PH**

GATE 2022 Pattern of Examination

ParticularsDetails
Examination ModeComputer Based Test (CBT)
Duration3 Hours
Number of Subjects (Papers)29
SectionsGeneral Aptitude (GA) + Candidate’s Selected Subject(s)
Type of Questions(a) Multiple Choice Questions (MCQ)
(b) Multiple Select Questions (MSQ) and/or Numerical Answer Type (NAT) Questions
Questions for testing these abilitiesRecall, Comprehension, Application, Analysis & Synthesis
Number of Questions10 (GA) + 55 (subject) = 65 Questions
Distribution of Marks in all Papers EXCEPT papers AR, CY, EY, GG, MA, PH, XH, and XLGeneral Aptitude: 15 Marks + Engineering Mathematics: 13 Marks + Subject Questions: 72 Marks = Total: 100 Marks
Distribution of Marks in papers AR, CY, EY, GG, MA, PH, XH and XLGeneral Aptitude: 15 Marks + Subject Questions: 85 Marks = Total: 100 Marks
Marking SchemeQuestions carry 1 mark and 2 marks
Negative MarkingFor a wrong answer chosen in an MCQ, there will be a negative marking.
For 1-mark MCQ, 1/3 mark will be deducted for a wrong answer.
For 2-mark MCQ, 2/3 mark will be deducted for a wrong answer.
NO negative marking for MSQ & NAT.
XE Paper SectionsCodeXH Paper SectionsCodeXL Paper SectionsCode
Engineering Mathematics (Compulsory) (15 marks)AReasoning and Comprehension (Compulsory) (25 marks)B1Chemistry (Compulsory) (25 marks)P
Any TWO optional Sections (2×35 = 70 marks)_Any ONE optional Section
(60 marks)
_Any TWO optional Sections
(2×30 = 60 marks)
_
Fluid MechanicsBEconomicsC1BiochemistryQ
Materials ScienceCEnglishC2BotanyR
Solid MechanicsDLinguisticsC3MicrobiologyS
ThermodynamicsEPhilosophyC4ZoologyT
Polymer Science and EngineeringFPsychologyC5Food TechnologyU
Food TechnologyGSociologyC6__
Atmospheric and Oceanic SciencesH____

GATE 2022 Marks Distribution

Paper CodeGeneral Aptitude (GA) MarksSubject MarksTotal MarksTotal Time (Minutes)
AE, AG, BM, BT, CE, CH, CS, CY, EC, EE, ES, EY, IN, MA, ME, MN, MT, NM, PE, PH, PI, TF, ST1585100180
AR [Part A + Part B (B1: Architecture or B2: Planning)]1560 + 25100180
GE [Part A + Part B (Section I or Section II)1555 + 30100180
GG [Part A + Part B (Section 1: Geology or Section 2: Geophysics)]1525 + 60100180
XE (Section A + Any TWO Sections)1515 + (2 x 35)100180
XH (Section B1 + Any ONE Section)1525 + 60100180
XL (Section P + Any TWO Sections)1525 + (2 x 30)100180

Each GATE 2022 paper is for a total of 100 marks, General Aptitude (GA) is common for all papers (15 marks) and the rest of the paper covers the respective syllabus (85 marks). Click here for a detailed Pattern of the Question Papers.

GATE 2022 Architecture and Planning (AR): New Pattern

  • Part A is compulsory for all the candidates.
  • Part B contains two optional sections: Part B1 (Architecture) and Part B2 (Planning).

Candidates have to choose any one of these during the examination.

GATE 2022 Paper contains the General Aptitude (GA) section (15 Marks) as it is applicable for all papers of GATE 2022.
GATE 2022 Paper consists of two parts covering the syllabus: Part A (60 marks) and Part B (25 marks)

GATE 2022 Exam Cities

ZonalTentative List of Examination Cities/Towns
Zonal 1: IISc Bangalore
(Bengaluru – 560 012)
Ananthapuramu (AP), Angamaly (KL), Bagalkot (KA), Ballari (Bellary KA), Belagavi (Belgaum KA), Bengaluru North (KA), Bengaluru South (KA), Bidar (KA), Chikkamagaluru (KA), Davanagere (KA), Hassan (KA), Hubballi (Hubli KA), Hyderabad (TS), Kalaburagi (Gulbarga KA), Kannur (KL), Kasaragod (KL), Kolar (KA), Kozhikode (KL), Kurnool (AP), Malappuram (KL), Mangaluru (KA), Manipal (KA), Mysuru (Mysore KA), Palakkad (KL), Payyanur (KL), Port Blair (AN), Shivamogga (Shimoga KA), Thrissur (KL), Tumakuru (KA), Vatakara (KL) – (30 Cities).
Zonal 2: IIT Bombay
(Mumbai – 400 076)
Ahmedabad (GJ), Ahmednagar (MH), Akola (MH), Amravati (MH), Anand (GJ), Aurangabad (MH), Baramati (MH), Bhavnagar (GJ), Bhuj (GJ), Dhule (MH), Gandhinagar (GJ), Goa (GA), Jalgaon (MH), Kolhapur (MH), Mehsana (GJ), Mumbai-Navi Mumbai-Thane (MH), Nagpur (MH), Nanded (MH), Nashik (MH), Pune (MH), Panvel-Raigad (MH), Rajkot (GJ), Ratnagiri (MH), Sangamner-Loni-Shirdi (MH), Sangli (MH), Satara (MH), Solapur (MH), Surat (GJ), Vadodara (GJ), Vasai-Palghar (MH) – (30 Cities).
Zonal 3: IIT Delhi
(New Delhi – 110 016)
Ajmer (RJ), Alwar (RJ), Bikaner (RJ), Faridabad (HR), Greater NOIDA (UP), Gurugram (HR), Hisar (HR), Indore (MP), Jaipur (RJ), Jammu-Samba (JK), Jodhpur (RJ), Kota (RJ), Mathura (UP), New Delhi (DL), Sikar (RJ), Sonepat (HR), Srinagar (JK), Udaipur (RJ), Ujjain (MP) – (19 Cities).
Zonal 4: IIT Guwahati
(Guwahati – 781 039)
Agartala (TR), Aizawl (MZ), Asansol-Durgapur (WB), Bokaro Steel City (JH), Burdwan (WB), Dhanbad (JH), Dibrugarh (AS), Dimapur-Kohima (NL), Gangtok (SK), Guwahati (AS), Imphal (MN), Itanagar (AR), Jorhat (AS), Kalyani (WB), Muzaffarpur (BR), Patna (BR), Purnea (BR), Shillong (ML), Silchar (AS), Siliguri (WB), Tezpur (AS) -(21 Cities).
Zonal 5: IIT Kanpur (Kanpur – 208 016)Agra (UP), Aligarh (UP), Allahabad (UP), Bareilly (UP), Bhopal (MP), Gorakhpur (UP), Gwalior (MP), Jabalpur (MP), Jhansi (UP), Kanpur (UP), Lucknow (UP), Varanasi (UP), Sagar (MP), Satna (MP) -(14 Cities).
Zonal 6: IIT Kharagpur
(Kharagpur – 721 302)
Baharampur-Murshidabad (WB), Balasore (OD), Berhampur (OD), Bhilai (CH), Bhubaneswar (OD), Bilaspur (CH), Cuttack (OD), Dhenkanal (OD), Eluru (AP), Hazaribag (JH), Hooghly (WB), Jamshedpur (JH), Kakinada (AP), Kharagpur (WB), Kolkata (WB), Machilipatnam (AP), Raipur (CH), Rajamahendravaram (Rajahmundry AP), Ranchi (JH), Rourkela (OD), Sambalpur (OD), Srikakulam (AP), Tadepalligudem (AP), Vijayawada (AP), Visakhapatnam (AP), Vizianagaram (AP) – (26 Cities).
Zonal 7: IIT Madras
(Chennai – 600 036)
Alappuzha (KL), Aluva-Ernakulam (KL), Attingal (KL), Chengannur (KL), Chennai South (TN), Chennai West (TN), Chirala (AP), Chittoor (AP), Coimbatore (TN), Cuddalore (TN), Dindigul (TN), Gudur (AP), Guntur (AP), Idukki (KL), Kadapa (AP), Kanjirapally (KL), Kanyakumari-Nagercoil (TN), Karimnagar (TS), Khammam (TS), Kodad (TS), Kollam (KL), Kothamangalam (KL), Kottayam (KL), Madurai (TN), Muvattupuzha (KL), Namakkal (TN), Nellore (AP), Ongole (AP), Puducherry (PY), Salem (TN), Thanjavur (TN), Thiruvananthapuram (KL), Thoothukudi (TN), Tiruchirapalli (TN), Tirunelveli (TN), Tirupati (AP), Vellore (TN), Villupuram (TN), Virudhunagar (TN), Warangal (TS) – (40 Cities).
Zonal 8: IIT Roorkee
(Roorkee – 247 667)
Ambala (HR), Amritsar (PB), Bathinda (PB), Dehradun (UK), Ghaziabad (UP), Haldwani (UK), Hamirpur-Una (HP), Jalandhar (PB), Karnal (HR), Kurukshetra (HR), Ludhiana (PB), Meerut (UP), Mohali-Chandigarh (PB), Moradabad (UP), Muzaffarnagar (UP), NOIDA (UP), Panipat (HR), Pathankot (PB), Patiala-Sangrur (PB), Roorkee (UK), Shimla-Solan (HP), Yamunanagar (HR) – (21 Cities).

This is a tentative list of examination cities, and any change will be updated on the website.

Choice of Examination City:
A candidate can choose THREE cities from the list of examination cities given above. All three choices must be from the same GATE 2022 zone. GATE 2022 reserves the right to add a new city or remove an existing one and allot a city that may not be from any of the choices selected by the candidate.

GATE 2022 will not be conducted in any International centers due to the current COVID-19 pandemic

Changes in GATE 2022 give various options in the selection of subjects with two new subject are introduced this year changes that benefit most of the students and moreover, 3rd-year students can also apply for GATE 2022. As GATE score is valid for 3 Years from the date of the result announcement.

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