GATE Previous Papers Download | Last 10 Years Papers PDF

GATE Previous Papers PDF Download: In this Post we are providing the GATE Model Papers PDF. So, by going down, an individual will find the last 5 years GATE Previous Year Question Papers PDF. All the individuals can check them and can even download them. Well, the GATE Model Papers available in this post can be downloaded. Apart from the Previous Papers, by checking this post, an individual will also get the GATE Exam Pattern 2020. Use all of the materials we are providing on this page. And prepare well. Thus, you can get a good score in the Examination. Please check further, to get more information.

GATE Previous Papers PDF and Model papers

Notification Release1st September 2019
Online Apply Date1st September 2019
Last date5th October 2019
Last Date for Application Fee28th September 2019
Mock Test AvailabilityUpdate Soon
correction DateOctober to 1st week of November 2019
Hall Ticket/Admit card Released Date3rd January 2020
Exam Date01st, 02nd, 08th, 09th February 2020
GATE Results13th March 2020
Preliminary Keys Released19th February 2020
Last Date for Preliminary Key Objection19th – 21st February 2020
Rank Card Release Date19th March 2020 to 31st May 2020
Counseling process Starting Date1st week of April 2020

GATE Previous Papers

Download GATE Previous Year Question Papers

  • Candidates can visit the official website i.e @ gate.iitd.ac.in.
  • Find the GATE tab and open it separately.
  • Find the post and subject wise GATE Previous Paper
  • From there you can find Model papers and download it.
  • Practice it.

GATE Exam Pattern 2020

The highlights of the GATE 2020 exam pattern are tabulated below:

Mode of ExamOnline (Computer-based mode)
SectionsThree
Time Duration3 hours
Total Questions65
Question typeMCQ and NAT (Numerical Answer Type)
Negative MarkingOnly for MCQ’s: 1/3rd for 1-mark questions, 2/3rd for 2 marks questions
Total Marks100

GATE Paper Codes

GATE Paper  CodeGATE Paper  Code
Aerospace EngineeringAEInstrumentation Engineering IN
Agricultural EngineeringAGMathematicsMA
Architecture and PlanningARMechanical EngineeringME
Bio-medical EngineeringBMMining EngineeringMN
BiotechnologyBTMetallurgical EngineeringMT
Civil EngineeringCEPetroleum EngineeringPE
Chemical EngineeringCHPhysicsPH
Computer Science and Information TechnologyCSProduction and Industrial EngineeringPI
ChemistryCYStatisticsST
Electronics and Communication EngineeringECTextile Engineering and Fibre ScienceTF
Electrical EngineeringEEEngineering SciencesXE*
Ecology and EvolutionEYLife SciencesXL**
Geology and GeophysicsGG

The XE* & XL** paper codes are of general nature. The list of subjects available under XE and XL are tabulated below:

*XE Paper SectionsCode**XL Paper SectionsCode
Engineering Mathematics(Compulsory)AChemistry (Compulsory)P
Any two optional sectionsAny two optional sections
Fluid MechanicsBBiochemistryQ
Materials ScienceCBotanyR
Solid MechanicsDMicrobiologyS
ThermodynamicsEZoologyT
Polymer Science and EngineeringFFood TechnologyU
Food TechnologyG
Atmospheric and Oceanic SciencesH

Note:

  1. For paper code XE, “Engineering Mathematics” acts as a compulsory section
  2. For paper code XL, “Chemistry” acts as a compulsory section.
  3. Under XL, candidates can select any two of the subjects as optional from code Q to U.
  4. In case of XE, candidates can select any two subjects as optional from code B to H.

GATE Exam Pattern 2020: GATE Question Type

The GATE 2020 question paper consists of two types of questions and they are listed below:

  1. Multiple Choice Questions(MCQs): For every question, 4 options will be there out which one is correct.
  2. Numerical Answer Type :
  • All the answers to these questions will be real numbers where the candidate must enter the answer with the help of virtual keyboard.
  • No choices will be provided for this type of questions.
  • No negative marking will be there for NAT questions.

GATE Exam Pattern 2020 For Various Paper Codes

The GATE 2020 exam pattern for various paper codes are tabulated below:

Paper CodeExam Pattern
CE, CS, EC, AE, AG, BT, CH, ME, MN, MT, EE, IN, TF, XE, PE, ST and PI·      General Aptitude– 15%

·      Engineering Mathematics – 15%

·      Subject of the Paper –  70%

AR, CY, GG, EY, XL, PH and MA·      General Aptitude – 15%

·      Subject of the Paper – 85%

GATE Exam Pattern 2020: GATE Marking Scheme

The GATE 2020 Marking scheme will vary from one code to another. The GATE marking scheme is tabulated below:

Paper CodeGeneral Aptitude MarksSubject MarksTotal Marks
CS, CY, EC, EE, CE, CH, AR, AE, AG, EY, BT, GG, IN, ME, MA, PH, PI, TF, MN, MT, PE, ST1585100
XE (Section A +

any two sections)

1515+2*35100
XL (Section P +

any two sections)

1525+2*30100

Note:

  1. The paper codes AE, AG, BT, CE, CH, CS, EC, EE, IN ME, MN, MT, PE, PI, TF and XE  will have Engineering Mathematics (15%) & General Aptitude (15%) as compulsory sections. The rest of the sections will be based on the subject selected by the candidate.
  2. The paper codes AR, CY, EY, GG, MA, PH, ST and XL will have only 2 sections – 15% will be based on General Aptitude and the remaining 85% of the question paper will based on the subject which candidate has selected.
  3. For 2 mark question, 2/3rd marks will be deducted for incorrect answer.
  4. For 1 mark question, 1/3rd marks will be deducted for incorrect answer.

GATE Exam Pattern For All Papers

GATE Exam Pattern For General Aptitude

  1. General Aptitude acts as a compulsory section in all GATE papers.
  2. 15 % weightage of total marks will be given to General Aptitude section.
  3. In this section, candidates will be examined based on their language and assessment skills.
  4. The detailed GATE exam pattern for General Aptitude is tabulated below:
Question TypeTotal QuestionsTotal Marks
1-      Mark questions5 questions5 marks
2-      Mark questions5 questions10 marks
Total10 Questions15 marks

GATE 2020 Exam Pattern For All Papers Except GG, XE, XL

  1. For all the papers except for the paper codes GG, XE, XL, the questions will be MCQs and numerical answer type in nature.
  2. There will be a total of  55 questions out of which 25 questions will be of 1 mark and 30 questions will be of 2 marks each.

GATE Exam Pattern For GG

  1. Geology and Geophysics paper consists of two parts. Part A consists of Mulitple Choice Questions and Part B is further divided into 2 sections i.e., Section 1 – Geology and Section 2 – Geophysics.
  2. Part A consists of 25 questions each carrying 1 mark.
  3. Part B consists of 30 questions each carrying 2 marks.

GATE Exam Pattern For Engineering Sciences  (XE)

  1. There will be a total of 33 questions.
  2. Engineering Mathematics(Section A) acts as a compulsory subject.
  3. A total of 11 questions will be asked in Engineering Mathematics.
  4. Now coming to the Section B, candidates can select any two subjects as optionalfrom the paper code B to H.
  5. The detailed GATE Exam Pattern for paper code XE is tabulated below:
SectionTotal QuestionsTotal Marks
Section A (Compulsory)7 (1-mark question)7
4 (2-mark question)8
Section B to H (Any two)

 

 

9 (1-mark question) in each of the two sections18
13 (2-mark question) in each of the two sections52
Total ( 2 Sections)55 Questions85 marks

GATE Exam Pattern For Life Sciences  (XL)

  1. General Aptitude section of total 15 should be attempted.
  2. Chemistry acts as a compulsory subject in section A.
  3. Now in Section B, aspirants can choose any 2 optional subjects from the paper code Q to U.
  4. The detailed GATE Life Sciences exam pattern is tabulated below:
SectionTotal QuestionsTotal Marks
P or Chemistry Section5 (1-mark each)5
10 (2-marks each)20
Sections Q to U (Any two)10 (1-mark each) in each section20
10(2-marks each) in each section40

GATE Question Papers

Here in this section, we are providing the direct links of the Subject-Wise GATE Previous Papers. An individual can download simply by clicking on them.

By practicing the GATE Previous Papers you will crack the GATE Entrance Exam and get good marks. Free time students solve the GATE Exam papers to get the clear analysis of the exam pattern by making preparations with correcting timings. In this post we had shared Last 10 year’s GATE Question Papers solution in pdf format with Answer keys and provided beside the question papers pdf links.

 

Question Paper 2016
AE: Aerospace EngineeringGG: Geology and Geophysics
AG: Agricultural EngineeringIN: Instrumentation Engineering
AR: Architecture and PlanningMA: Mathematics
BT: BiotechnologyME: Mechanical Engineering ( ME01 ME02 ME03 )
CE: Civil Engineering ( CE01 CE02 )MN: Mining Engineering
CH: Chemical EngineeringMT: Metallurgical Engineering
CS: Computer Sc. and Information Technology ( CS01 CS02 )PE: Petroleum Engineering
CY: ChemistryPH: Physics
EC: Electronics and Communication Engg. (EC01 EC02 EC03 )PI: Production and Industrial Engineering
EE: Electrical Engineering ( EE01 EE02 )TF: Textile Engineering and Fibre Science
EY: Ecology and EvolutionXE: Engineering Sciences (XE-A , XE-B XE-C , XE-D, XE-E, XE-F, XE-G )
XL: Life Sciences ( XL-H , XL-I , XL-J XL-K , XL-L , XL-M )

 

Question Paper 2017
AE: Aerospace EngineeringGG: Geology and Geophysics
AG: Agricultural EngineeringIN: Instrumentation Engineering
AR: Architecture and PlanningMA: Mathematics
BT: BiotechnologyME: Mechanical Engineering ( ME01 ME02 )
CE: Civil Engineering ( CE01 CE02 )MN: Mining Engineering
CH: Chemical EngineeringMT: Metallurgical Engineering
CS: Computer Sc. and Information Technology ( CS01 CS02 )PE: Petroleum Engineering
CY: ChemistryPH: Physics
EC: Electronics and Communication Engg. (EC01 EC02 )PI: Production and Industrial Engineering
EE: Electrical Engineering ( EE01 EE02 )TF: Textile Engineering and Fibre Science
EY: Ecology and EvolutionXE: Engineering Sciences (XE-A , XE-B XE-C , XE-D, XE-E, XE-F, XE-G, XE-H )
XL: Life Sciences ( XL-P XL-Q , XL-R XL-S , XL-T , XL-U )

 

Question Paper 2018
AE: Aerospace EngineeringGG: Geology and Geophysics
AG: Agricultural EngineeringIN: Instrumentation Engineering
AR: Architecture and PlanningMA: Mathematics
BT: BiotechnologyME: Mechanical Engineering ( ME01 ME02 )
CE: Civil Engineering ( CE01 CE02 )MN: Mining Engineering
CH: Chemical EngineeringMT: Metallurgical Engineering
CS: Computer Sc. and Information Technology ( CS )PE: Petroleum Engineering
CY: ChemistryPH: Physics
EC: Electronics and Communication Engg. (EC )PI: Production and Industrial Engineering
EE: Electrical Engineering ( EE )TF: Textile Engineering and Fibre Science
EY: Ecology and EvolutionXE: Engineering Sciences (XE-A , XE-B XE-C , XE-D, XE-E, XE-F, XE-G, XE-H )
XL: Life Sciences ( XL-P, XL-Q , XL-R XL-S , XL-T , XL-U )

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