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GATE Exam Pattern For AE and TF

There will be a total of 65 questions carrying 100 marks.

Q.1 to Q.25 (25 questions) carry one mark each (sub-total 25 marks).

Q.26 to Q.55 (30 questions) carry two marks each (sub-total 60 marks).

Questions Q.56 – Q.65 belong to General Aptitude (GA). Questions

Q.56 – Q.60 (5 questions) carry 1 mark each (sub-total 5 marks) and questions

Q.61 – Q.65 (5 questions) carry 2-marks each (sub-total 10 marks).

Questions Q.1-Q.25 and Q.31-Q.65 are of multiple choice type.

Questions Q.26-Q.30 are of numerical answer type.

Questions Q.48 – Q.51 (2 pairs) are common data questions. and

Qquestion pairs (Q.52, Q.53) and (Q.54, Q.55) are linked answer questions. The answer to the second question of the linked answer questions depends on the answer to the first question of the pair.

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If the first question in the linked pair is wrongly answered or is unattempted, then the answer to the second question in the pair will not be evaluated.

NEGATIVE MARKING: There is negative marking for multiple choice type questions. For Q.1 – Q.25 and Q.56 – Q.60, ? mark will be deducted for each wrong answer.

For Q.31 – Q.51 and Q.61 – Q.65, ? mark will be deducted for each wrong answer.

The question pairs (Q.52, Q.53), and (Q.54, Q.55) are questions with linked answers.

There will be negative marks only for wrong answer to the first question of the linked answer question pair i.e. for Q.52 and Q.54, ? mark will be deducted for each wrong answer.

There is no negative marking for Q.53 and Q.55.

There is no negative marking for numerical answer type questions Q.26-Q.30.

Questions on Engineering Mathematics will carry about 15% of the total marks (excluding General Aptitude section) in all the papers bearing the codes AE and TF

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