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Content Curator | Updated On - Dec 26, 2021

GATE 2022 Paper Analysis- IIT Kharagpur will conduct GATE 2022 on February 5, 6, 12 and 13, 2022. GATE 2022 Paper Analysis will be updated here for each paper conducted. Candidates will be able to know the overall difficulty levels, topic-wise weightage of important topics and detailed sectional analysis based on the initial student reactions and expert review. Check GATE 2022 Exam Dates and Schedule

  • According to the previous year GATE Paper Analysis, the number of Multiple Select Questions (MSQ) were zero or very less in number. However, according to experts, the number of MSQs in GATE 2022 is expected to gradually increase similar to the pattern when NATs were initially introduced.
  • Based on the exam analysis for the years when IIT Kharagpur has conducted GATE exam, the overall difficulty levels of the exam were concluded to be moderate.
  • Students can expect numerical-type questions to have a comparatively higher weightage as compared to MCQs and MSQs. Candidates who appeared for the exam in 2014 (conducted by IIT Kharagpur) also reported that an analytical approach was required to solve the question paper with an in-depth knowledge of concepts.
GATE 2022 Paper Analysis

GATE 2022 Paper Analysis

Time/ Session GATE 2022 Papers GATE 2022 Paper Analysis
February 5, 2022 (Saturday)
09:00 – 12:00 hrs (Forenoon Session – FN) CS Available Soon
09:00 – 12:00 hrs (Forenoon Session – FN) BM Available Soon
14:30 – 17:30 hrs (Afternoon Session – AN) EE Available Soon
14:30 – 17:30 hrs (Afternoon Session – AN) MA Available Soon
February 6, 2022 (Sunday)
09:00 – 12:00 hrs (Forenoon Session – FN) EC Available Soon
09:00 – 12:00 hrs (Forenoon Session – FN) ES Available Soon
09:00 – 12:00 hrs (Forenoon Session – FN) ST Available Soon
09:00 – 12:00 hrs (Forenoon Session – FN) NM Available Soon
09:00 – 12:00 hrs (Forenoon Session – FN) MT Available Soon
09:00 – 12:00 hrs (Forenoon Session – FN) MN Available Soon
14:30 – 17:30 hrs (Afternoon Session – AN) CY Available Soon
14:30 – 17:30 hrs (Afternoon Session – AN) CH Available Soon
14:30 – 17:30 hrs (Afternoon Session – AN) PI Available Soon
14:30 – 17:30 hrs (Afternoon Session – AN) XH Available Soon
14:30 – 17:30 hrs (Afternoon Session – AN) IN Available Soon
14:30 – 17:30 hrs (Afternoon Session – AN) AG Available Soon
14:30 – 17:30 hrs (Afternoon Session – AN) GG Available Soon
14:30 – 17:30 hrs (Afternoon Session – AN) TF Available Soon
February 12, 2022 (Saturday)
09:00 – 12:00 hrs (Forenoon Session – FN) CE-1 Available Soon
09:00 – 12:00 hrs (Forenoon Session – FN) BT Available Soon
09:00 – 12:00 hrs (Forenoon Session – FN) PH Available Soon
09:00 – 12:00 hrs (Forenoon Session – FN) EY Available Soon
14:30 – 17:30 hrs (Afternoon Session – AN) CE-2 Available Soon
14:30 – 17:30 hrs (Afternoon Session – AN) XE Available Soon
14:30 – 17:30 hrs (Afternoon Session – AN) XL Available Soon
February 13, 2022 (Sunday)
09:00 – 12:00 hrs (Forenoon Session – FN) ME-1 Available Soon
09:00 – 12:00 hrs (Forenoon Session – FN) PE Available Soon
09:00 – 12:00 hrs (Forenoon Session – FN) AR Available Soon
14:30 – 17:30 hrs (Afternoon Session – AN) ME-2 Available Soon
14:30 – 17:30 hrs (Afternoon Session – AN) GE Available Soon
14:30 – 17:30 hrs (Afternoon Session – AN) AE Available Soon

GATE 2021 Marking Scheme

The marking scheme of GATE 2021 varies from paper to paper. For each of the 27 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:

  • General Aptitude: 5 Questions of 2 Marks each and 5 Questions of 1 Marks each.
  • Engineering Mathematics- This section is for the papers with codes AE, AG, BT, CE, CH, CS, EC, EE, IN, ME, MN, MT, PE, PI, TF, and XE.
  • 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 covered 15% out of 100 marks, and the other 85% of the total question paper covered by the subject of the paper.
  • No negative marking for NAT questions.
  • For 1 mark questions, 1/3 marks are deducted for wrong answers.
  • For 2 mark questions, 2/3 marks are deducted for wrong answers.

GATE 2020 Paper Analysis

GATE 2020 Subject Wise Paper Analysis

GATE Civil Engineering Paper Analysis

Civil Engineering paper for GATE 2020 was held in 2 sessions. Approximately 1.5 lakh students had appeared for the exam. There was an increase in the number of questions from Environment sections in comparison to previous years. The majority of questions were asked from Geotech Engineering and Environment. The other topics were Building Material, Fluid Mechanics, RCC, Steel Structure, Hydrology, Surveying, Transportation, Structural Analysis, SOM.

GATE CE Forenoon and Afternoon Session

  • Timings: 9:30 am to 12:30 pm and 2:30 pm to 5:30 pm
  • Difficulty level: Easy to Moderate
  • General Aptitude was easy. 
  • Geotech Engineering carried the maximum weightage of 15 marks
  • Environmental Engineering carried 14 marks. 
  • 25 questions out of the total were numerically based.
  • The highest weightage was from Geotech Engineering, Environment Engineering and Transportation Engineering.
  • Paper was easier than last year.
  • Most of the questions were asked form Strength of Material, Transportation, H&I, Geotechnical, Structural Analysis,  FM & OCH, RCC, Environmental

GATE Electrical Engineering Paper Analysis

The Electrical Engineering paper of GATE 2020 was of moderate difficulty level. Most of the questions were asked from Electrical Machines, Power Electronics, and Signals & Systems. Other topics in the questions paper were Thevenin’s theorem, Transient analysis, Diodes, OP-AMP, MOSFET, Rectifier, Choppers, Inverter, Electric field, Mutual inductance.

GATE EE Forenoon Session

  • Timings: 9:30 am to 12:30 pm
  • Difficulty level: Moderate
  • Power System carried the maximum weightage of 13 marks
  • 24 questions out of total were numerically based
  • Questions from Analog Electronics were the most difficult. 
  • Electrical Machines and Signals & Systems had a weightage of 13% and 11% respectively.

GATE Mechanical Engineering Paper Analysis

GATE 2020 Mechanical exam was conducted for three hours in the first shift. The 2nd shift of Mechanical Engineering will also be conducted for 3 hours from 2:30 PM – 5:30 PM. There were 65 (multiple choice and numerical answer type) questions in the exam paper for a total of 100 marks in the first shift. Now let us have a look at the highlights of the GATE Mechanical paper analysis:

GATE ME Forenoon Session

  • Timings: 9:30 am to 12:30 pm
  • Difficulty Level: Moderate
  • General Aptitude Section was easy.
  • Maths section was tough in comparison to last year.
  • Conceptual questions from Design Topics
  • 10 Marks questions were asked from Fluid Mechanics
  • 20+ questions from Numerical Ability. These questions were time taking and lengthy.
  • 2 questions from Vibration Section were tricky
  • 2 or 1 questions from Trusses, Metrology, Forming, Sheet Metal, Convention, Radiation, Heat Exchanger and LMTD.

GATE ME Afternoon Session

  • Timings: 2:30 PM to 5:30 PM
  • Difficulty Level: Moderate to Difficult
  • Candidates found General Aptitude Section to be very easy.
  • Questions from the Thermal section were very easy.
  • Questions from SOM and Production were very difficult and time-consuming.
  • 25+ questions from NAT
  • 16 Marks questions from Manufacturing
  • 12 Marks questions from Thermodynamics
  • Fewer questions from TOM in comparison to last year.

GATE Computer Science Engineering Paper Analysis

Computer Science (CS) exam of GATE 2020 was relatively easier this year. The question paper was not lengthy. Questions from Algorithm, complexity, data structure and computer organizations were tricky. In comparison to last year, the difficulty level of GATE 2020 CS exam was not high. Theoretical questions were more in number as compared to NAT questions.

  • Timings: 2:30 PM to 5:30 PM
  • Difficulty Level: Easy to Moderate
  • General Aptitude section was very easy.
  • Questions form technical section was difficult. 
  • NAT questions were of moderate difficulty.
  • Maximum questions were asked from the Theory of Computation, Operating Systems & Data Structure. 
  • Other topics in the question paper: Double Hashing, Recurrence, Relation, Worst case, Groups, Graph coloring, Time complexity, Post-order traversal, Predicate Logic, Minimum spanning tree.

GATE Instrumentation Engineering Paper Analysis

GATE 2020 Instrumentation Engineering (IN) Paper Analysis is out. For Instrumentation Engineering (IN) Paper, 65 multiple choice questions and numerical answer type questions were asked from Instrumentation Engineering. This analysis will give a fair idea to the candidates who have appeared for the examination about how difficult the paper was, what kind of questions were placed, and what will be the expected cut off for the paper.

  • Timings: 9:30 am to 12:30 pm
  • Difficulty Level: Easy to Moderate
  • General aptitude section was relatively easy and had direct questions
  • The paper was moderately difficult having questions from Network and Control Systems and Signals which were easy to solve.
  • Questions from Digital and Micro Processor, Optical Instrumentation, Transducer, and Measurements, along with Engineering Mathematics were moderately difficult.
  • Analog circuits and Communication Systems were most difficult to attempt.
  • 10 and 11 Marks questions were asked from Networks and Digital & Micro Processor respectively.
  • 6, 7 or 8 mark questions were asked from Communication System, Optical Instrumentation, Control Systems, Transducer, Signal & Systems, Measurements.

Check GATE 2020 Answer Key for IN

GATE Electronics & Communication Engineering Paper Analysis

Candidates who appeared in the GATE 2020 for Electronic and Communications (EC) paper can check the exam analysis here. 

  • Timings:2:30 PM to 5:30 PM
  • Difficulty Level: Moderate to Difficult
  • Questions from Maths, General Aptitude, Analog Circuits and EDC were easy.
  • 10 mark questions from Engineering Mathematics and Analog Circuits.
  • 11 mark questions from communications.
  • 20+ questions from NAT
  • 12 mark questions from both the Control system and electronic devices. Test takers found these questions as difficult.
  • 6 mark questions from networks and signals & systems each. 

Check GATE 2020 Answer Key for ECE

GATE Subject-wise Paper Analysis

Previous Year GATE Paper Analysis

GATE ME Paper Analysis

Below given is the previous year paper analysis of different subjects.

GATE ME Paper Analysis 2019

Mechanical Engineering is the most preferred and popular stream amongst engineering aspirants. Given below is the reaction of the students who appeared for the same in GATE 2019:

GATE ME Session 1

  • Timings: 9:30 am to 12:30 pm
  • Difficulty Level: Easy to moderate
  • The General Aptitude section had easy and direct questions.
  • On the technical side, the Math section had about 8 questions (4Qs were of 1 mark and 4Qs. were of 2 marks) and about 47 questions were from ME branch.
  • There were about 26 questions in the NAT section. They were a bit lengthy and evaluated the candidate’s concepts.

GATE ME Session 2

  • Timings: 2:30 pm to 5:30 pm
  • Difficulty Level: Moderate to difficult
  • As per the students, the General Aptitude section had some difficult questions.
  • On the technical side, the Math section had about 8 questions and about 32 questions were from ME branch.
  • There were about 32 questions in the NAT section, 6 questions more than the morning session. 

Check  GATE Answer Keys for all 27 Papers

GATE ME Paper Analysis 2018 

Mechanical Engineering paper was conducted on February 4, 2017, in 2 sessions of GATE 2018. The number of conceptual questions was more than calculation based questions. Also, 1 mark questions were quite easy to attempt. The number of questions, the marks they carry and the level of difficulty from each section is mentioned below:

Section 1 Mark 2 Mark No.of Ques
Engineering Mathematics  5 4 9
Engineering Mechanics 0 2 2
Strength of Materials 5 4 9
Design of Machine Elements 0 1 1
Theory of Machines 1 2 3
Vibrations 0 1 1
Fluid mechanics 4 3 7
Thermal Science 5 4 9
Heat Transfer  1 1 2
Manufacturing Science 4 6 10
Industrial Engineering 0 2 2
Verbal Ability 3 2 5
Numerical Ability 2 3 5

GATE ME Paper Analysis 2017

IIT Roorkee had conducted GATE ME examination in two shifts i.e., morning and afternoon shift. The overall paper was of easy to moderate level. Candidates who had worked hard were able to attempt question paper of 60 marks easily. Tabulated below is the topic-wise analysis of GATE 2017 ME paper. 

Topic Number of Questions Marks Difficulty Level
Strength of Material 8 11 Easy
Theory of Machines and Vibrations 7 12 Easy
Applied Thermodynamics 4 10 Moderate
Mechanical Precision Engineering 9 12 Easy to Moderate
Fluid Mechanics 7 10 Easy to Moderate
Heat and Mass Transfer 4 6 Easy to Moderate
Machine Design  3 4 Easy to Moderate
Industrial Engineering  5 8 Moderate
Engineering Mechanics 0 0 -
Engineering Mathematics 8 12 Moderate
General Aptitude 10 15 Tough

GATE ME Paper Analysis 2016

Mechanical Engineering paper was conducted on January 30, 2016, and January 31, 2016, in 3 sessions.The number of conceptual questions was more than calculation based questions. Also, 1 mark questions were quite easy to attempt. The number of questions, the marks they carry and the level of difficulty from each section is mentioned below:

Topic Number of Questions Marks Difficulty Level
Engineering Mechanics 4 6 Moderate
Mechanics of Material 7 11 Tough
Theory of Machine 5 8 Easy
Machine Design 2 3 Easy
Fluid Mechanics 6 9 Moderate
Heat Transfer 4 7 Easy
Thermodynamics 7 11 Tough
Manufacturing Engineering 8 11 Tough
Industrial Engineering 2 4 Moderate
Mathematics 10 15 Moderate
General Aptitude 10 15 Easy
Total 65 100 Moderate

Check GATE ME Syllabus

Analysis

  • Questions aimed at testing the mathematical skills of the candidate were 17% of the total questions asked
  • General Aptitude section had a total of 10 questions carrying 15 marks. 50% of the questions carried 1 mark each and the remaining 5 questions carried 2 marks each
  • The questions in Thermodynamics, Manufacturing Engineering, and Mechanics of Materials were difficult as compared to other sections
  • Mathematics was also easier than the previous year
  • Fluid Mechanics section carried 9marks and was not easy to crack
  • Few questions were asked from the new syllabus
  • Paper wasn’t difficult for the candidates who prepared well for the GATE 2016 exam

Note: The final result declared will be based on the normalized score, keeping in mind the overall difficulty level of paper held in each session.

GATE ME Paper Analysis 2015

The paper comprised of 30 questions, carrying 1 mark each and 35 questions, carrying 2 marks each. The break-up of questions from each topic is given below.

Topic Number of Question Marks
Engineering Mechanics 4 6
Mechanics of Material 5 7
Theory of Machine 2 3
Machine Design 2 4
Fluid Mechanics 8 13
Vibrations 3 5
Heat Transfer 1 2
Manufacturing Engineering 7 11
Industrial Engineering 6 9
Thermal Science 7 10
Mathematics 10 15
General Aptitude 10 15
Total 65 100

Analysis

  • Maximum number of questions were asked from Fluid Mechanics topic, i.e., 8 questions
  • 7 questions each from Manufacturing Engineering and Thermal Science topic
  • Only one question was asked from the Heat Transfer topic
  • 2 questions each from Theory of Machine and Machine Design topics were asked

GATE EC Paper Analysis

For 2020, the exam is scheduled for February 9 in CBT mode. IIT Delhi will hold the exam in approx. 199 cities across India and few centers situated abroad. The analysis for this session will be available shortly.  

GATE EC Paper Analysis 2016

GATE 2016 for Electronics and Communication Engineering was held on January 30, 2016 and January 31, 2016 in 3 sessions. The paper contained 9 sections and a separate section of General Aptitude. The detailed break up of the questions of all the sections is given below

Topic Number of Question Marks Difficulty Level
Networks 7 10 Easy
Control Systems 5 8 Easy
Signal And Systems 3 5 Easy
Digital and Micro Processor 5 8 Moderate
Analog Circuits 7 11 Tough
Communication Systems 7 10 Tough
EDC 5 9 Moderate
EMT 8 12 Moderate
Engineering Mathematics 8 12 Moderate
General Awareness 10 15 Easy
Total 65 100 Moderate

Analysis

  • Overall, the paper was of moderate difficulty level
  • Questions asked from Networks, Control Systems and Signal and Systems were easy
  • Questions asked from Digital and Micro Processor, EDC and EMT were of moderate level of difficulty
  • Questions asked from Analog Circuits and Communication Systems were comparatively difficult
  • Engineering Mathematics was of moderate level of difficulty
  • The General Aptitude section was relatively easy

Read More  GATE EC Syllabus

GATE EC Paper Analysis 2015

There were 30 questions that carried 1 mark and 35 questions that carried 2 marks in the 3hour long GATE 2015 EC Exam. The questions asked were conceptual and straight-forward. Some students felt the questions from EDC were difficult. The break-up of questions from each topic is given below

Topic Number of Question Marks
Networks 7 10
Control Systems 7 11
Signal And Systems 5 8
Digital and Micro Processor 6 9
Analog Circuits 6 10
Communication Systems 6 10
EDC 4 6
EMT 6 10
Engineering Mathematics 8 11
General Awareness 10 15
Total 65 100

Analysis

  • 7 questions each were asked from Networks and Control System topics
  • 6 questions each were asked from Digital and Micro Processor, Analog Circuit, Communication Systems and EMT topics
  • Overall, the paper was balanced and a good number of questions were asked from each subject
  • Only 8 questions were asked from Engineering Mathematics

GATE IN Paper Analysis

GATE 2016 Instrumentation Engineering (IN) Paper

GATE 2016 for Instrumentation Engineering was held on January 31, 2016. The exam was divided into 10 sections and a section for General Aptitude. There were 30 questions carrying 1 mark and 35 questions carrying 2 marks. The detailed break up of questions in all the sections is given below.

Topic Number of Question Marks Difficulty Level
Networks 7 10 Easy
Control Systems 4 7 Easy
Signal And Systems 5 8 Easy
Digital and Micro Processor 7 11 Moderate
Analog Circuits 6 10 Tough
Communication Systems 4 6 Tough
Transducer 5 7 Moderate
Measurements 5 8 Moderate
Optical Instrumentation 4 6 Moderate
Engineering Mathematics 8 12 Moderate
General Awareness 10 15 Easy
Total 65 100 Moderate

Read More: GATE Syllabus for Instrumentation Engineering (IN)

Analysis

  • Overall, the questions were of moderate difficulty level 
  • Questions asked from Networks, Control Systems and Signal and systems were easy to solve
  • Questions related to Digital and Micro Processor, Transducer, Measurements, and Optical Instrumentation were of moderate level of difficulty
  • Analog circuits and Communication Systems were of difficult level
  • Engineering Mathematics was of moderate difficulty level
  • The General Aptitude section was easy

GATE 2015 Instrumentation Engineering (IN) Paper

The exam was held in one session only. Out of a total of 65 questions, there were 30 questions that carried 1 mark and 35 questions carrying 2 marks. Paper was balanced and of moderate level of difficulty. Number of numerical was more as compared to last year, thus more giving more importance to calculations. The break-up of questions from each topic is given below.

Topic Number of Question Marks
Networks 9 14
Control Systems 4 7
Signal And Systems 7 12
Digital and Micro Processor 6 9
Analog Circuits 6 11
Communication Systems 2 3
Transducer 7 9
Measurements 5 7
Optical Instrumentation 3 5
Biomedical Instrumentation 1 1
Engineering Mathematics 5 7
General Aptitude 10 15
Total 65 100

Analysis

  • Maximum questions, that is, 9 questions were from Network topic
  • 7 questions each were from Transducers and Signal and Systems topics
  • 6 questions were from Digital and Micro Processor and Analog Circuits topics
  • Only 1 question came from Biomedical Engineering topic

GATE EE Paper Analysis

GATE 2016 Electrical Engineering (EE) Paper

GATE 2016 for Electrical Engineering was successfully conducted on February 6, 2016, and February 7, 2016, in two sessions. Exam was divided into 11sections and a section of General Aptitude. There were 30questions carrying 1 mark and 35questions carrying 2 marks. The detailed break up of questions from all the sections is given below.

Topic Number of Question Marks Difficulty Level
Network Theory 6 9 Moderate
Control Systems 7 11 Moderate
Signal And Systems 3 5 Moderate
Digital Electronics 4 7 Moderate
Analog Circuits 4 5 Moderate
EMT 3 4 Moderate
Electrical Machines 3 4 Moderate
Measurements 7 11 Easy
Power Systems 6 10 Moderate
Power Electronics 5 9 Moderate
Engineering Mathematics 7 10 Easy
General Aptitude 10 15 Easy
Total 65 100 Moderate

Read More: GATE Syllabus for Electrical Engineering (EE)

Analysis

  • Overall, the exam was of moderate level of difficulty
  • Questions were set to test the fundamental knowledge and analytical skills of the examinee
  • The number of Numerical Answer type questions was comparatively more than the  previous years

Note: The analysis provided above is for the exam that was conducted on February 7, 2016, from 9 AM to 12 Noon. The final result declared will be based on the normalized score, keeping in mind the overall difficulty level of paper held in each session.

GATE 2015 Electrical Engineering (EE) Paper

In the GATE 2015 paper, there were 30questions carrying 1mark each while 2 marks questions were a 35 in number. The paper is served to test the understanding of basic concepts and the subject on whole. About 15questions were theoretical and 20questions were straight forward and concept based Questions in Machines topic were mainly from on DC Machines. Questions from Power system topic were a tough nut to crack and required critical thinking before answering.

The break-up of questions from all the topics is given below

Topic Number of Question Marks
Network Theory 6 9
Control Systems 6 10
Signal And Systems 4 6
Digital Electronics 4 7
Analog Circuits 4 5
EMT 4 5
Electrical Machines 7 11
Measurements 3 4
Power Systems 6 10
Power Electronics 5 9
Engineering Mathematics 6 9
General Aptitude 10 15
Total 65 100

Analysis

  • Overall the paper is balanced and a good amount of questions came from each section
  • 3 questions were from Measurements topic
  • 7 questions were from Electrical Machines topic

GATE CE Paper Analysis

GATE 2016 Civil Engineering (CE) Paper

GATE 2016 for Electrical Engineering was held on February 6, 2016 and February 7, 2016 in two sessions. Exam is divided into 10 sections and a section of General Aptitude. There were 30 questions carrying 1 mark and 35 questions carrying 2 marks. The detailed break up of questions for all the sections is given below

Topic Number of Question Marks
Mathematics 8 13
Water Resource Engineering 10 16
Environmental Engineering 4 6
RCC 6 8
Steel Structure 2 4
Mechanics 2 3
Structural Analysis 4 6
Geotechnical Engineering 10 15
Transportation 5 8
Surveying 4 6
General Aptitude 10 15
Total 65 100

Analysis

  • The exam was of moderate difficulty level
  • Some questions were particularly time-consuming.
  • General Aptitude section was quite easy as compared to the previous year
  • Mathematics section was of moderate difficulty level. The questions were framed so as to check the basic knowledge and analytical ability of the candidates.

Note: The analysis provided above is for the exam that was conducted on February 7, 2016 from 9 AM to 12 Noon. The final result declared will be based on the normalized score, keeping in mind the overall difficulty level of paper held in each session.

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GATE 2015 Civil Engineering (CE) Paper

The paper comprised of 30questions of 1 mark and 35questions of 2marks. A maximum number of questions were asked from the Concrete Structures topic. Overall, the paper was balanced as the questions were asked from all the topics. General Aptitude section was easy. Break-up of the questions from each topic is given below.

Topic Number of Question Marks
Mathematics 8 13
Concrete Structures 6 8
Environmental Engineering 5 7
Soil Mechanics 5 7
Steel Structure 1 2
Mechanics 4 7
Foundation Engineering 5 8
Fluid Mechanics and Hydraulics 5 8
Transportation Engineering 5 8
Hydrology 2 4
Irrigation 1 1
Surveying 4 6
Structural Analysis 4 6
General Aptitude 10 15
Total 65 100

Analysis

  • 8 questions were from Engineering Mathematics topics
  • Only one question each was from Steel Structure and Irrigation topic

GATE CS Paper Analysis

GATE CSE paper 2019 was conducted on February 3 in a single session. As per the students, the difficulty level of the exam was easy to moderate. Around 24 questions were from the NAT section. More questions were framed out of Programming and Data structures and Discrete Mathematics topics. Check detailed GATE CS 2019 Analysis

GATE 2016 Computer Science and Information Technology (CS)

GATE 2016 for Computer Science and Information Technology was held on February 7, 2016, in two sessions. The exam comprises of 11 sections and a section of General Aptitude. There are 30questions carrying 1 mark and 35questions carrying 2 marks each. The detailed break up of questions of all the sections is given below

Topic Number of Question Marks
DS Algorithm and Programming 15 23
Operating System 6 10
DMGT 4 6
Digital 4 7
Computer Organisation 3 5
DBMS 3 5
Computer Network 6 8
Theory of Computation 3 5
Compiler Design 1 1
Software Engineering 4 6
Mathematics 6 9
General Aptitude 10 15
Total 65 100

Analysis

  • Maximum number of questions covered, were from DS Algorithm and Programming, i.e., 15 questions
  • Only 6 questions were from Engineering Mathematics as compared to 15 questions that came last year
  • Only 1 question was from Compiler Design topic
  • Questions were evenly distributed for other topics

Know More GATE Syllabus for Computer Science and Engineering (CS)

Note: The analysis provided above is for the exam that was conducted on February 7, 2016 from 9 AM to 12 Noon. The final result declared will be based on the normalized score, keeping in mind the overall difficulty level of paper held in each session.

GATE 2015 Computer Science and Information Technology (CS)

There are 30questions carrying 1-mark and 35questions carrying 2-marks. The paper is less difficult as compared to last year. Numerical questions were less in number. No change in pattern was observed. Questions of General Aptitude were relatively easy. There were a total 45MCQs and 20fill in the blanks questions. Break up of questions from each topic is given below

Topic Number of Questions Total Marks Difficulty Level
Digital Logic 3 5 Moderate
Computer Organisation and Architecture 2 3 Moderate
Theory of Computation 3 5 Moderate
Data Structure and Algorithms 10 14 Tough
Operating System 6 10 Moderate
Computer Design 3 5 Tough
DBMS 4 6 Moderate
Computer Networks 6 8 Tough
Software Engineering and Web Technologies 3 4 Easy
Engineering Mathematics 15 25 Moderate
General Aptitude 15 15 Easy

Analysis

  • A total of 10 questions were from Data Structure and Algorithms topic
  • 15 questions are from Engineering Mathematics topic
  • Only 2 questions are from Computer Organisation and Architecture topics

Frequently Asked Questions

GATE Paper Analysis FAQs

Ques: Is GATE better for CSE students? Is the paper really tough?

Ans: GATE is obviously a tough exam if your level of preparation is low. The exam is conducted for 27 papers. For CSE branch candidates, the exam opens the door to top PG colleges and therefore, the exam is important and the best option for a candidate seeking admission in a post-graduate program. Since a lot of candidates participate in the exam, the competition level of the exam is high. Strong preparation and strategic study plan can help a candidate to ace the exam. 

Ques: What is considered a good attempt in GATE exam?

Ans: A good GATE score is really important for the candidates as it is required to get admission into the postgraduate program in top colleges like IITs, NITs, IIITs, etc and getting a job in PSUs. The total marks of GATE exam are 1000 out of which, the candidate receives a score as per their performance in the exam. Every year, a cutoff list is released based on which one can get an idea about the good score that a candidate should get in GATE exam. As per past year trends, 

Ques: How many times in a year can a candidate take GATE exam?

Ans: The exam is held once a year. Candidates may appear in the exam as many times as they want, but students can appear in only one paper in a session. 

Ques: Is the exam conducted in offline mode also?

Ans: GATE exam for all 27 papers will be conducted in online mode only. 

Ques: Are only multiple-choice questions asked in GATE exam?

Ans: No, GATE exam also consists of some numerical answer type questions also. These questions are to be answered using the virtual keyboard provided on the screen. Candidates can only use a virtual on-screen calculator. 

Ques: Is there any repetition of questions in GATE exam?

Ans: Usually no exact questions are asked in GATE exam, but candidates need to understand the pattern/types of questions asked in the exam. Questions with exact data are never asked in GATE but the same type of question with different data and different difficulty may be asked. 

Ques: What will happen if a candidate makes more than one application of the same paper?

Ans: In case a candidate fill multiple applications for the same paper, then he/she will be allowed to appear in only one session only.

*The article might have information for the previous academic years, which will be updated soon subject to the notification issued by the University/College.

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I have done B.Tech. So, Can I apply for the GATE Exam?
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Hi Ruchi, Yes, you can apply for GATE after B.Tech because GATE helps you to admission in M.Tech in reputed University or IIT.

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