Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering (GATE), an all-India level examination, is conducted for the admission into postgraduate courses of engineering, technology, architecture as well as pharmacy, in various colleges across the country. The exam is administered and conducted with the joint effort of the Indian Institute of Science (IISc) and seven Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs), on behalf of National Coordinating Board - GATE, Department of Education, Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD), and Government of India.
The question paper of GATE Exam is purposefully designed to examine the candidates’ skills in the relevant subjects. Therefore, the candidates have to know the exact examination pattern of competitive entrance test, which is as follows:
- GATE is a single-stage examination.
- The question paper consists of only multiple choice objective questions. Each question carries four answers and the candidates have to choose correct one from them.
- The question paper contains 60 questions carrying a maximum of 100 marks.
- There is a provision of negative marking for wrong answers attempted by the candidates.
- The candidates have to answer all the questions within three hours on an Optical Response Sheet (ORS), by darkening the appropriate bubble against each question.