GATE 2021 Exam Pattern

GATE 2021 Exam Pattern

The authorities have also given exam pattern in online mode. It will comprise of the details such as mode of examination, number of questions that will be asked, section in the paper, marking scheme, and types of questions, and more also. For GATE 2021, candidates should also know the exam pattern check Here.


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GATE 2021 Exam Pattern



Examination Mode

Computer Based Test (Online)


3 Hours

Number of Papers in GATE 2021

27 Papers


  • General Aptitude (GA)

  • Candidate Selected Subject

Type of Questions

  • Multiple Choice Questions (MCQs)

  • Multiple Select Questions (MSQs)

  • Numerical Answer Type (NAT) Questions

Design of Questions

The questions are designed to test the listed abilities

  • Application

  • Analysis

  • Comprehension

  • Recall

  • Synthesis

Number of Questions

65 Questions (including 10 questions from General Aptitude)

Distribution of Questions in all Papers except AR, CY, EY, GG, MA, PH and XL

Engineering Mathematics – 13 Marks

Subject Questions – 72 Marks

General Aptitude – 15 Marks

Distribution of Questions in AR, CY, EY, GG, MA, PH, XH and XL

Questions from Subject Concerned – 85 Marks

General Aptitude – 15 Marks

Total Marks

100 Marks

Marking Scheme

All of the questions will be worth 1 or 2 marks

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