SYLLABUS & Structure of GATE Examination

  • The GATE  examination consists of a single paper of 3 hours duration and of 150 marks. GATE 2006 will have the following twenty one papers:
  Agricultural Engineering AG
  Architecture and Planning AR
  Civil Engineering CE
  Chemical Engineering CH
  Computer Science & Engineering CS
  Chemistry CY
  Electronics & Communication Engineering EC
  Electrical Engineering EE
  Geology & Geophysics GG
  Instrumentation Engineering IN
  Information Technology IT
  Mathematics MA
  Mechanical Engineering ME
  Mining Engineering MN
  Metallurgical Engineering MT
  Physics PH
  Production & Industrial Engg. PI
  Pharmaceutical Sciences PY
  Textile Engg. & Fibre Science TF
  Engineering Sciences XE
  Life Sciences XL
Papers XE and XL are of general nature and will comprise the following Sections:

Engineering Sciences(XE):
Section Code
Engg. Mathematics (Compulsory) A
Computational Science B
Electrical Sciences C
Fluid Mechanics D
Materials Science E
Solid Mechanics F
Thermodynamics G

Life Sciences(XL):
Section Code
Chemistry (Compulsory) H
Biochemistry I
Biotechnology J
Botany K
Microbiology L
Zoology M
Candidates appearing in XE or XL papers are required to answer three sections. Sections (A) and (H) are compulsory in XE and XL respectively. Candidates can choose any two out of the remaining sections mentioned against the respective papers.
  • The choice of the appropriate paper is the responsibility of the candidate. However, some guidelines are suggested below:

    1. Candidates are expected to appear in a paper appropriate to the discipline of their qualifying degree.

    2. However, the candidates are free to choose any paper according to their admission plan, keeping in mind the eligibility criteria of the admitting institute.

  • The question paper of GATE 2006 will be fully of objective type.

    1. Candidates have to mark the correct choice by darkening the appropriate bubble against each question on an Objective Response Sheet (ORS).

    2. There will be 'negative' marking for wrong answers. The deduction will be 25% of the marks allotted.

    3. The structure of the question paper is given under Question Paper Structure.

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