GATE Exam 2024: Know paper pattern, marking scheme

IISc Bangalore released the GATE exam pattern. The application form link is available at

GATE Exam 2024: Know paper pattern, marking scheme GATE 2024
Vikash Kumar Vishwakarma | Sep 11, 2023 - 10:24 a.m. IST
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NEW DELHI: Indian Institute of Science (IISc) Bangalore has released the Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering (GATE 2024) exam pattern at 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 The last date for the GATE 2024 registration is September 29.

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