GATE 2018 Exam Pattern and Syllabus

GATE (Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering) is conducting by seven Indian Institutes of Technology; that institute is IIT Delhi, IIT Guwahati, IIT Kharagpur, IIT Roorkee, IIT Madras, IIT Kanpur and the Indian Institute of Science. The result of GATE is used to take admission Postgraduate programs in Indian like Master of Engineering, Master of Technology, and Doctor of Philosophy. GATE Score card is also used by many Indian public sector undertaking i.e., government-owned companies for recruiting graduate engineers in an entry-level position. This year also IIT Roorkee will go to conduct GATE 2018 exam. IIT Roorkee will be released the Syllabus and pattern of GATE 2018. So here we provide information about GATE 2018 Exam Pattern and Syllabus. GATE Syllabus and Pattern 2018 is very important for candidates who want give GATE 2018 exam. Candidates can check below details to check GATE Exam Pattern and Syllabus 2018.

Overview of GATE Exam Pattern and Syllabus 2018

  • Name of the Exam: Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering exam
  • Commonly known as: GATE 2018
  • Conducting Authority: Conducting by 7 IITs (Indian Institutes of Technologies)
  • Information about: GATE 2018 Exam Pattern and Syllabus / GATE 2018 Syllabus and Pattern
  • Category of exam: Entrance test
  • Level of Exam: National level Exam
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Exam pattern of GATE 2018

  • GATE 2018 include two types question in paper
  • MCQ (Multiple Choice Questions) which carry 1 ot 2 marks for each question in all Paper and sections.
  • Numerical Answer Questions which carry 1 ot 2 marks for each question in all Paper and sections and the Answer of question is real number, candidates have enter by using virtual keypad
  • Negative marking of 1/3 for 1 mark question and 2/3 for 2 marks question.
Paper SectionsMarks Distribution
Subject Questions70% of the total marks
Engineering Mathematics15% of the total marks
General Aptitude15% of the total marks


Branch wise GATE 2016 Paper style

Paper codeGeneral Aptitude MarksSubject marks Total marks Total time
AE, AR, AG, BT,CE,CH, CS,CY,EC, EE,EY,GC, IN, MA,ME, MN, MT,PE,PH,PL,TF15851003 hours
XE (Section A + any 2 section)1515 + 2 * 351003 hours
XL (Section P + any 2 section)1525 + 2 * 301003 hours


Syllabus of GATE 2018

Here is syllabus for below branches.

  • AE: Aerospace Engineering
  • AG: Agricultural Engineering
  • AR: Architecture and planning
  • BT: Biotechnology
  • CE Civil Engineering
  • CH: Chemical Engineering
  • CS: Computer Science and Information Technology
  • CY: Chemistry
  • EC: Electronics and Communications
  • EE: Electrical Engineering
  • EY: Ecology and Evolution
  • GG: Geology and Geophysics
  • IN: Instrumentation Engineering
  • MA: Mathematics
  • ME: Mechanical Engineering
  • MN: Mining Engineering
  • MT: Metallurgical Engineering
  • PH: Physics
  • PI: Production and Industrial Engineering
  • TF: Textile Engineering and fibre Science
  • XE (A-H): Engineering Science
  • XL (P-U): Life Science

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