Thursday, January 16

Paper Pattern,Selection pattern & Syllabus : GATE 2014

Paper Pattern :
The examination consists of a single paper, which contains 65 questions.

The total marks is 100, and the allotted time to complete it is
3 hours. The question paper has a '4-multiple choice questions' format. And is objective type.there will be an additional section in the paper (for all subjects) – the
General Aptitude section, which will consist of 10 questions, of 15 marks.   

Q.1 to Q.25 (25 questions) carry one mark each (subtotal 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.48 – Q.51 (2 pairs) are common data questions.
Question 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. 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: For Q.1 – Q.25 and Q.56 – Q.60, 1/3 mark will be deducted for each wrong answer. For Q.26 – Q.51 and Q.61 – Q.65, 2/3 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, 2/3 mark will be deducted for each wrong answer. There is no negative marking for Q.53 and Q.55.
Questions on Engineering Mathematics will carry about 15% of the total marks (excluding General Aptitude section) in all the papers bearing the codes AG, BT, CE, CH, CS, EC, EE, IN, ME, MN, MT and PI.

GATE has relative marking scheme. That means that an applicant's rank is dependent on how others have performed. It is a relative score. So you can never be sure, even if you have answered most questions
correctly. Also there is negative marking – one third of marks deducted for every wrong answer. in the online papers, the question paper will consist of 60 questions of multiple choice type and 5 questions of numerical answer type. For multiple choice type questions, each question will have four choices for the answer. For numerical answer type questions, each question will have a number as the answer.

Selection Factors:  

1. Rank / Score category-wise obtained in GATE 2013   
2. Percentage in B.Tech/ B.E.    
3. Written Test (Institutes )                
4. Interview
Direct Admission ( Few specialisation ) : IIT-Madras, IIT-Kharagpur, IITROORKEE  &  IISc-BANGALORE  :
ONLY GATE Score is required at IISC Bangalore, IIT Madras ,IIT Kharagpur, IIR Roorkee.
Eligibility:  General: 60% , SC/ST/PD : 55%  B.E./B.Tech
GATE Score 2012 : 92.00   GATE Score 2011 : 87.67 
Mode : 1. GATE score. 2. Written + interview.
GATE score is given 70% weight age and remaining 30% weight age is for the Written test / Interview.
Graduate from IITs  with  a  minimum  CGPA  of  8.0  are  exempted from  this  requirement. ( All IITs )
For general category candidate below are Rank division and possible specialization: 
IITs : GATE score is given a minimum weight of 70% in judging the overall performance of the candidates appearing for interview at IITs.
RANK upto 300(99 percentile+) : Interview call from applied PSU’s.
Rank 100 to 600 (98-99 percentile+): In IITs and all NIT's. Rank 600 to 800(97-98 percentile+): Lower Specializations at NITs, good
Specializations at Pvt Engineering colleges with possibility of Better Specializations at NIFFT-Ranchi, Thapar –Patiala,VJTI-Bombay BHU,
NSIT, DCE, IIITs, BITS, Pilani, Mesra, BMSE Bangalore, SJCE, Pondicheerry Engineering College.
Rank more than 800 (97-96 percentile+)  : For such candidate good level of private engineering colleges are best option where admission are direct or through ( Written with interview ). BITs, Pilani, Anna University,
PSG, Coimbatore, Anna University, Pondicherry university, UPTU, Punjab Tech. University, MDU, Jadavpur University, PSG Coimbattor.
For  SC/ST/OBC category candidates seats are reserved with lower Rank at almost IITs, NITs and reputed institute. ( For rough calculation of
rank distributions  ( SC/ST : General Rank+600)  ( SC/ST : General Rank+400)
In IIIT Hyderabad, Central University-Hyderabad the admission is based on written test and interview.
Preference of IITs :  IIT Delhi / Kanpur / Madras / Bombay / Kharagpur /Roorkee / Guwahati
Preference of NITs :  Trichy / Warangal / Calicut / Suratkal / Allahabad / Hamirpur / Rourkela / Bhopal / Jamshedpur /  Surat / Jaipur / Kurushetra /Durgapur /Nagpur / Patna / Raipur / Jalandhar / Agartala / Silchar /
Srinagar Stipend / Scholarship for M.Tech Students : The stipend/Scholarship is awarded by reputed institution, you may verfy at the time of admission .
Non- Stipend seats for M.Tech: Certain seats are available at IITs, NITs, & reputed colleges for Non- Stipend, In this category all expenses are borne by students only. In this case a students may get good specialization so if you are financially sound then you must try in case your gate score is low.


General Aptitude (GA) : Common in all papers
AE: Aerospace EngineeringGG: Geology and Geophysics
AG: Agricultural EngineeringIN: Instrumentation Engineering
AR: Architecture and PlanningMA: Mathematics
BT: BiotechnologyME: Mechanical Engineering
CE: Civil EngineeringMN: Mining Engineering
CH: Chemical EngineeringMT: Metallurgical Engineering
CS: Computer Sc. and Information TechnologyPH: Physics
CY: ChemistryPI: Production and Industrial Engineering
EC: Electronics and Communication Engg.TF: Textile Engineering and Fibre Science
EE: Electrical EngineeringXE: Engineering Sciences
EY: Ecology and EvolutionXL: Life Sciences