GATE 2024: Data science and AI sample paper out; direct link here

GATE 2024 Data Science and AI sample paper has 55 questions, of which first 25 questions carry one mark each and then next 30 are of two marks each.


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GATE 2024 will be held on February 3, 4, 10 and 11. (Image: Wikimedia Commons)GATE 2024 will be held on February 3, 4, 10 and 11. (Image: Wikimedia Commons)

Divyansh | November 9, 2023 | 10:36 AM IST

NEW DELHI: The Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering (GATE 2024) exam authority has released the revised sample question paper of GATE Data Science and Artificial Intelligence.

The question paper has 55 questions. The questions one to 25 carry one mark each while then next 30 questions are of two marks each.

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Exam pattern

GATE 2024 exam duration

3 Hours*

Number of Subjects (Papers)



General Aptitude (GA) +

Candidate’s Selected Subject(s)

Type of Questions

Multiple Choice Questions (MCQ)

Multiple Select Questions (MSQ) and/or

Numerical Answer Type (NAT) Questions

Questions for testing these abilities




Analysis & Synthesis

Number of Questions

10 (GA) + 55 (subject) = 65 Questions

Distribution of Marks in all Papers EXCEPT papers AR, CY, DA, EY, GG, MA, PH, ST, XH and XL

General Aptitude: 15 Marks +

Engineering Mathematics**: 13 Marks +

Subject Questions: 72 Marks =

Total: 100 Marks

(**XE includes Engineering Mathematics section XE-A of 15 Marks)

Distribution of Marks in papers AR, CY, EY, GG, MA, PH, ST, XH and XL

General Aptitude: 15 Marks +

Subject Questions: 85 Marks

Total: 100 Marks

GATE Data Science and AI syllabus

Probability and Statistics: Topics such as permutation and combinations, probability axioms, Sample space, events, independent events, mutually exclusive events, marginal, conditional and joint probability and Bayes theorem are covered under this section.

Linear Algebra: Questions in this section will be related to vector space, subspaces, linear dependence and independence of vectors, matrices, orthogonal matrix, idempotent matrix, quadratic forms, systems of linear equations and solutions, and other related topics.

Programming, data structures and algorithms: Topics which will be covered in this sections include programming in python, basic data structures: stacks, queues, linked lists, trees, hash tables and search algorithms

Database Management and Warehousing: ER-model, relational model, tuple calculus, SQL, integrity constraints, normal form, file organisation, indexing, data types, data transformation such as normalisation, sampling, compression; data warehouse modelling: schema for mulƟdimensional data models, concept hierarchies, measures: categorisation and computations will be covered.

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Machine Learning: It will cover topic of supervised learning and unsupervised learning

Artificial intelligence : Search: informed, uninformed, adversarial; logic, propositional, predicate; reasoning under uncertainty topics - conditional independence representation, exact inference through variable elimination, and approximate inference through sampling.

GATE 2024 will be held on February 3, 4, 10 and 11. Candidates can download the GATE 2024 Date science and AI sample here.

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