#### GATE Exam Pattern

Number of Questions | Maximum Marks | Type of Question | Sections |
---|---|---|---|

65 | 100 | Multiple Choice Questions (MCQ), Numerical Answer Type (NAT) | 3 (General Aptitude, Engineering Mathematics* and Subject Specification Section) *In place of Engineering Mathematics, Chemistry will be compulsory for Life Science (XL) Paper |

- Engineering Mathematics questions are compulsory and carries 15% of the total weightage (15 Marks).
- The questions based on the subject of the exam have 70% of the total weightage (70 Marks).
- The remaining part of GATE Question Paper includes General Aptitude questions (15% of the total weightage – 15 Marks).
- General Aptitude section will carry 15% of the total marks (15 Marks).
- Remaining 85% of the total marks will be based on the subject of the paper (85 Marks).
- There are no question from Engineering Mathematics in these papers.
- NAT includes questions with a value or a real number as their answer.
- NAT questions will be mentioned with, up to which decimal places, the candidates need to make an answer.
- The answer has to be entered using the mouse.
- There won’t be any choices for these questions.
- Using the keyboard must be avoided as it will lock your answer panel.
- There will be no negative marking for NAT questions.

**GATE Exam Pattern – (AE, AG, BT, CE, CH, CS, EC, EE, IN, ME, MN, MT, PE, PI, TF, and XE)**

**Exam Pattern – (AR, CY, EY, GG, MA, PH and XL )**

- For each of the 23 subjects, the paper covers a total of 65 questions of 100 marks. Each paper is divided into subsections and on the basis of it, marking scheme is defined.
- From the total of 100 marks, there will be 10 questions of 15 marks covering the entire General Aptitude section (Language and Analytical Skills).
**General Aptitude-**5 Questions of 2 Marks each and 5 Questions of 1 Marks each.- Engineering Mathematics will cover approximately 15% weightage out of 100 marks for the paper bearing codes AE, AG, BT, CE, CH, CS, EC, EE, IN, ME, MN, MT, PE, PI, TF and XE.
**Engineering Mathematics-**5 Questions of 2 Marks each and 5 Questions of 1 Marks each.- Remaining 70% weightage of total marks is acquired by the subject of the paper.
**Subject Knowledge-**25 Questions of 2 Marks each and 20 Questions of 1 Marks each.- For the paper codes – AR, CY, EY, GG, MA, PH and XL, the General Aptitude will cover 15% out of 100 marks, and other 85% of the total question paper will be covered by the subject of the paper.

**GATE Marking Scheme**

- There is no provision of negative marking in NAT questions.
- MCQs carrying 1 marks each, 1/3 marks would be deducted as a penalty of marking the wrong answer.
- For questions carrying 2 marks, 2/3 marks would be deducted for marking an incorrect answer.

**Negative Marking in GATE Exam Pattern**

#### CAT Exam Pattern

Section | Total Questions | Total MCQ (with -ve markging) | Total MCQ (without -ve markging) | Total Marks | |
---|---|---|---|---|---|

Verbal Ability & Reading Comprehension | Quantitative Aptitude | 34 | 24 to 27 | 7 to 10 | 102 |

Data Interpretation & Logical Reasoning | 32 | 24 | 8 | 96 | |

Quantitative Aptitude | 34 | 23 to 27 | 7 to 11 | 102 |

- Total Questions: 100
- Number of sections: 3
- Questions with negative marking (MCQs): 75
- Questions without negative marking (Non-MCQs): 25
- Score awarded for each correct answer: 3 marks
- Negative marking (Applicable for wrong answers in MCQs): -1 mark

**CAT Pattern 2018**

#### RRB Group D Exam Pattern

Section | Total Questions | Total Duration |
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Mathematics | 25 | 90 minutes (Composite time) |

General Intelligence & Reasoning | 30 | |

General Science | 25 | |

General Awareness & Current Affairs | 20 |