The GATE 2023 paper analysis will help candidates to get a basic idea about the question pattern and how the examinations were conducted previously. In 2023, the Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering was successfully conducted by IIT Kanpur on the 4th, 5th, 11th and 12th of February 2023. The examination was conducted as a Computer-based Test (CBT) for 29 papers in online mode. By referring to this article, candidates will get a topic-wise analysis of Civil Engineering (CE), Electrical Engineering (EE), Electronics and Communication Engineering (ECE), Mechanical Engineering (ME), and Computer Science Engineering (CSE).
A proper analysis of the previous years’ GATE question papers will help candidates in numerous ways. Most candidates make sure to conduct such analyses and use reference materials to enrich their knowledge by collecting all the valid data related to the GATE exams. Engaging in such preparatory methods will strengthen their possibility of cracking the examination.
GATE 2023 Important Dates
The following table will help candidates easily understand when the admit card was released, exams were conducted, the answer key sheet was released, the result was declared, etc. The information will help them develop an idea about the duration taken from the announcement of the examination to the declaration of results.
|GATE 2023 Admit Card Download Date||9th January 2023||Monday|
|GATE 2023 Exam Dates||4th, 5th, 11th, and 12th February 2023||Saturday, Sunday|
|GATE 2023 Answer Keys||21st February 2023||Tuesday|
|GATE 2023 Result Date||16th March 2023||Thursday|
GATE 2023 Exam Schedule
|Date (Day)||Paper||Time (IST)|
|4th February 2023 (Saturday)||CS||09:30 – 12:30 hours (Forenoon Session – FN)|
|AR & ME||14:30 – 17:30 hours (Afternoon Session – AN)|
|5th February 2023 (Sunday)||EE, ES, XH||09:30 – 12:30 hours (Forenoon Session – FN)|
|BM, CY, EC||14:30 – 17:30 hours (Afternoon Session – AN)|
|11th February 2023 (Saturday)||GG, IN, MA, PE, XE, XL||09:30 – 12:30 hours (Forenoon Session – FN)|
|AE, AG, BT, CH, EY, GE, MT, NM, PH, PI, TF||14:30 – 17:30 hours (Afternoon Session – AN)|
|12th February 2023 (Sunday)||CE1, ST||09:30 – 12:30 hours (Forenoon Session – FN)|
|CE2, MN||14:30 – 17:30 hours (Afternoon Session – AN)|
GATE 2023 Exam Pattern Highlights
|Mode of Examination||Online Computer-based Test (CBT)|
|Duration of Examination||3 Hours|
|Number of Subjects (Papers)||29|
|Sections||General Aptitude (GA) +
Subject Selected by the Candidate
|Type of Questions||Multiple-choice Questions (MCQs)
Multiple-select Questions (MSQs)
Numerical Answer Type (NAT) Questions
|Total Number of Questions||10 General Aptitude (GA) +
55 Subject-wise = 65 Questions
|Marking Scheme||Each question carries one or two marks|
|Negative Marking||For a one-mark question, 1/3 mark
will be deducted for a wrong answer.
For a two-mark question, 2/3 mark will be deducted for a wrong answer.
The weightage of marks for AE, AG, BT, BM, CE, CH, CS, EC, EE, IN, ME, MN, MT, PE, PI, TF, ST, and XE papers are divided mainly into three sections according to the GATE Examination pattern, that is:
- 13% of the total marks, that is, 13 marks are from the Engineering Mathematics section.
- 15% of the total marks, that is, 15 marks, are from the General Aptitude section
- The remaining 72% of the total marks, that is, 72 marks are from the subject selected.
The weightage of marks for AR, CY, EY, GG, MA, PH, XH, and XL papers is divided into two sections according to the GATE Examination pattern, that is:
- 15% of the total marks, that is, 15 marks, are from the General Aptitude section.
- The remaining 85% of the total marks, that is, 85 marks are from the subject selected.
GATE Exam Question Pattern
The pattern of the GATE Examination varies slightly every year. Candidates cannot presume a fixed pattern and expect it to be the same. So, they have to make sure that they are analysing and checking the latest updates for the specific exam pattern of their chosen paper. Three sets of questions mainly appear in the GATE Examination. They are listed below:
- Multiple-choice Questions (MCQs)
- Multiple-select Questions (MSQs)
- Numerical Answer Type (NAT) Questions
As we all know, the GATE Examination is conducted to test the comprehensive knowledge of candidates in various undergraduate subjects in Engineering and Science. Practising GATE mock tests on a regular basis will help them master these patterns and eventually prepare each of them to crack the examination effortlessly. Practising these three types of questions will help them to develop their skills to recall information, conduct analysis, and apply their knowledge. The information provided above will help candidates to achieve remarkable GATE results. For more GATE examination-related information and articles, visit BYJU’S website.