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GATE Question Paper – Pattern of Questions, Previous Year Papers

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IIT Bombay, the conducting body for GATE 2021, will release the question papers for all 25 papers after the conduct of the exam. GATE question papers will be made available on the official website in PDF format. As of now, candidates can visit the online portal to download the PDF files of the previous years’ question papers. GATE 2021 aspirants can use the previous year question papers for effective preparation of the exam. 

The GATE exam for the year 2021 is expected to be conducted in the month of February, 2021. Going through the GATE question papers will help the candidates to get an idea regarding the pattern of exam and nature of the questions in the exam. We advise candidates to go through the complete article for more information on GATE question papers of previous years.

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GATE Question Paper – Pattern of Questions 

The exam pattern representation given below is as per different papers of GATE. The concerned authorities follow the same pattern while preparing the question papers for this national level exam. Aspirants are advised to look into the pattern thoroughly so as to avoid any confusion regarding the GATE question paper structure. 

Sections Number of Questions and Marks per part Number of Questions Maximum Marks
General Aptitude (GA) 5 questions of 1 mark each and 5 questions of 2 mark each 10 15
Question Papers other than GG, XE and XL 25 questions of 1 mark each and 30 questions of 2 mark each 55 85
Sections Number of Questions and Marks per part Number of Questions Maximum Marks
Question Paper GG (Geology and Geophysics) PART A (Compulsory Section) PART B 55 85
25 questions of 1 mark each Section I (Geology) and Section II (Geophysics) (Attempt Any 1 question):

30 questions of 2 mark each

Sections Number of Questions and Marks per part Number of Questions Maximum Marks
XE Paper (Engineering Sciences) General Aptitude

(15 marks)

Section A Engineering Mathematics (Compulsory): Sections B to H: (Attempt Any Two) 55 85
7 questions of 1 mark each and 4 questions of 2 marks each 9 questions of 1 mark each and 13 questions of 2 marks each
Sections Number of Questions and Marks per part Number of Questions Maximum Marks
XL Paper (Life Sciences) General Aptitude

(15 marks)

Section P Chemistry (Compulsory Section): Sections Q to U: (Attempt Any 2) 55 85
5 questions of 1 mark each and 10 questions of 2 marks each 10 questions of 1 mark each and 10 questions of 2 marks each

GATE Question Paper – Download Here

Accessing the previous year’s GATE question papers exam will help the candidates get an idea about the pattern and type of questions asked in the exam. Also, candidates will be able to evaluate their preparations and know where they lack or which topic needs more attention. 

The question papers for GATE 2021 will be released by the authorities after the conduct of the GATE exam in February 2021, tentatively. As soon as the question papers are released, we will update this page. Meanwhile, the candidates can go through the previous year question papers given below, and use them to enhance their preparation plans. 

S.No Paper Code Question Paper  Answer Keys
1 Aerospace Engineering (AE) Download here Download here
2 Agricultural Engineering (AG) Download here Download here
3 Architecture and Planning (AR) Download here Download here
4 Biotechnology (BT) Download here Download here
5 Chemical Engineering (CH) Download here Download here
6 Chemistry (CY) Download here Download here
7 Civil Engineering Session 1(CE)  Download here Download here
8 Civil Engineering Session 2 (CE)  Download here Download here
9 Computer Science and Information Technology (CS) Download here Download here
10 Ecology and Evolution (EY) Download here Download here
11 Electrical Engineering (EE) Download here Download here
12 Electronics and Communication Engineering (EC) Download here Download here
13 Geology and Geophysics (GG) Download here Download here
14 Instrumentation Engineering (IN) Download here Download here
15 Mathematics (MA) Download here Download here
16 Mechanical Engineering Session 1 (ME) Download here Download here
17 Mechanical Engineering Session 2 (ME) Download here Download here
18 Metallurgical Engineering (MT) Download here Download here
19 Mining Engineering (MN) Download here Download here
20 Petroleum Engineering (PE) Download here Download here
21 Physics (PH) Download here Download here
23 Production and Industrial Engineering (PI) Download here Download here
24 Statistics (ST) Download here Download here
25 Textile Engineering and Fibre Science (TF) Download here Download here
26 XE-A: Engineering Mathematics Download here Download here
27 XE-B: Fluid Mechanics
28 XE-C: Materials Science
29 XE-D: Solid Mechanics
30 XE-E: Thermodynamics
31 XE-F: Polymer Science and Engineering
32 XE-G: Food Technology
33 XE-H: Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences
34 XL-P: Chemistry Download here  

 

 

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35 XL-Q: Biochemistry
36 XL-R: Botany
37 XL-S: Microbiology
38 XL-T: Zoology
39 XL-U: Food Technology

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GATE Question Paper – FAQs

Q. When will the authorities release the question papers for GATE 2021?

Soon after the conduct of the GATE exam in the month of February 2021, tentatively, IIT Bombay will release the question papers on the official website.

Q. How can we access the GATE question papers?

You can easily download the GATE questions papers of 2019 by using the direct links to download the PDF files of the question papers along with the answer keys for all 25 GATE papers in the above table. Candidates can also visit the official website of GATE to download the question papers.

Q. What are the benefits of using the GATE question papers?

As discussed above, the candidates will be able to evaluate their preparations and get an idea about the pattern and type of questions to be asked in the GATE exam. Along with this, the candidates will also be able to know the weightage (which topic holds how much marks).

Q. Will the pattern of GATE question papers be the same for all GATE papers?

No, the pattern of question papers for GATE will vary for all the papers. In this article above, we have given the detailed pattern for reference of the GATE aspirants.

Q. Can we get the GATE question papers for the year 2018?

Yes, the question papers for all previous years’ GATE exam are available on the official website for download.

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