GATE Exam 2024: Know paper pattern, marking scheme

    IISc Bangalore released the GATE exam pattern. The application form link is available at gate2024.iisc.ac.in.

    Indian Institute of Science (IISc) Bangalore has released the Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering (GATE 2024) exam pattern at gate2024.iisc.ac.in. This year, the institute will conduct the GATE 2024 for 30 papers as a computer-based test for 180 minutes.

    The exam pattern of GATE 2024 comprises details such as the duration of the exam, type of question, mode of exam, sections, number of papers, distribution of marks, marking scheme, and negative marking. Candidates can check the GATE exam pattern 2024 to prepare well for the exam.

    GATE test pattern 2024


    General Aptitude + Candidates selected paper

    Types of Questions

    Candidates selected subjects

    • Multiple-choice questions (MCQ)

    • Multiple-select questions (MSQ)

    • Numerical Answer Type (NAT) Questions

    Distributions of marks for all papers (Expect AR, CY, DA, EY, GG, MA, PH, ST, XH and XL)

    General Aptitude – 15 marks

    Engineering Mathematics** – 13 marks

    Subject questions – 72 marks

    (**XE includes Engineering Mathematics section XE-A of 15 marks

    Distributions of marks for paper

    AR, CY, DA, EY, GG, MA, PH, ST, XH and XL

    General Aptitude – 15 marks

    Subject questions – 85 marks

    Total Marks


    GATE 2024 will be held for a total of 100 marks. Negative marking will be done only for multiple-choice questions (MCQs). However, no negative marking for MSQ and NAT questions.

    GATE marking scheme

    Marking scheme

    Paper will carry 1 mark or 2 marks

    Negative marking for MCQs

    For 1 mark – ⅓ will be deducted for wrong answer

    For 2 marks – ⅔ will be deducted for wrong answers

    Negative marking for MSQ and NAT

    • No negative marking for MSQ and NAT questions

    • No partial marking for MSQ

    GATE 2024 registration is ongoing. Aspirants can apply for the test at gate2024.iisc.ac.in. The last date for the GATE 2024 registration is September 29.

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