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GATE 2022 Exam pattern

The exam pattern of GATE 2022 is released by IIT Kharagpur on the official website in the Question papers pattern section. Here are the all details about the question paper pattern and marking scheme with paper code.

GATE 2022 question paper pattern

Here are all details of the GATE 2022 Question paper pattern 
Particulars Details
Examination Mode Computer Based Test (CBT)
Duration 3 Hours
Number of Subjects (Papers)
29 subjects
  • General Aptitude (GA)
  • Candidate’s Selected Subject
Type of Questions
  • Multiple Choice Questions (MCQ)
  • Multiple Select Questions (MSQ)
  • Numerical Answer Type (NAT) Questions
Questions for testing these abilities
  • Recall
  • Comprehension
  • Application
  • Analysis
  • Synthesis
Number of Questions
  • 10 marks (General aptitude)
  • 55 marks (subject)
Marking scheme of all Papers except papers
AR, XH, MA, GG, EY, PH, CY, and XL
  • General Aptitude: 15 Marks
  • Engineering Mathematics: 13 Marks
  • Subject Questions: 72 Marks
Marking scheme of these papers
AR, XH, MA, GG, EY, PH, CY, and XL
  • General Aptitude: 15 Marks
  • Subject Questions: 85 Marks
Marking Scheme Each Question carry 1 mark and 2 marks
according to the type of the question
Negative Marking
  • For a wrong answer in the MCQ section, there will be negative marking For one mark MCQ, 1/3 mark will be deducted for one wrong answer.
  • For two-marks MCQ, 2/3 mark will be deducted for one wrong answer.
  • there is NO negative marking for MSQ & NAT.

GATE 2022 weightage for different papers

Here are the GATE 2022 papers which are divided into two different question paper patterns which are given below
Paper code Question paper pattern
AR, CY, EY, GG, MA, PH, XH, and XL
  • General Aptitude-(15 marks)
  • The subject of the paper-(85 marks)
  • General Aptitude-(15 marks)
  • Engineering mathematics-(13 marks)
  • Subject papers-(72 marks)
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GATE 2022 Exam marking scheme

These are the GATE 2022 marking schemes for all the subjects which are given below in the tabular form
Paper code General aptitude Subject marks Total marks Total time
E, AG, BM, BT, CE, CH, CS, CY,
15 85 100 180
AR [Part A + Part B] (B1: Architecture or B2: Planning)] 15 60+25 100 180
GE [Part A + Part B] (Section I or Section II) 15 55+30 100 180
G [Part A + Part B] (Section 1: Geology or Section 2: Geophysics) 15 25+60 100 180
XE (Section A + Any TWO Sections) 15 15+70 100 180
XH (Section B1 + Any ONE Section) 15 25+60 100 180
XL (Section P + Any TWO Sections) 15 25+60 100 180
IIT Kharagpur released the GATE 2022 Syllabus on the official website of IIT Kharagpur in the Exam pattern and syllabus section. You can download your subject syllabus below the table.

GATE 2022 Exam Syllabus

Download the Gate 2022 Syllabus for all papers including two new engineering papers.
Aerospace Engineering (AE) Instrumentation Engineering (IN)
Agricultural Engineering (AG) Mathematics (MA)
Architecture and Planning (AR) Mechanical Engineering (ME)
Biomedical Engineering (BM) Metallurgical Engineering (MT)
Biotechnology (BT) Mining Engineering (MN)
Civil Engineering (CE) Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering (NM)
Chemical Engineering (CH) Petroleum Engineering (PE)
Computer Science and Information Technology (CS) Physics (PH)


Chemistry (CY) Production and Industrial Engineering (PI)
Electronics and Communication Engineering (EC) Statistics (ST)


Electrical Engineering (EE) Textile Engineering and Fibre Science (TF)
Environmental Science and Engineering (ES) Engineering Sciences (XE)
Ecology and Evolution (EY) Humanities and Social Sciences (XH)
Geology and Geophysics (GG) Life Sciences (XL)
Geomatics Engineering  (GE)


 There are two new Engineering papers introduced in GATE 2022

  1. Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering (NM)
  2. Geomatics Engineering (GE)

GATE 2022 exam pattern for Engineering science(XE)

This is the question paper pattern of Engineering science (XE) in the GATE 2022 Examination
Sections Codes
Engineering mathematics
(Compulsory for 15 marks)
Any two optional sections
(2*35=70 marks)
Fluid mechanics B
Material science C
Solid mechanics D
Thermodynamics E
Polymer science and engineering F
Food technology G
Atmospheric and oceanic science H

GATE 2022 exam pattern for Humanities and science(XH)

This is the question paper pattern of Humanities and science (XH) in the GATE 2022 Examination
Sections Codes
Reasoning and comprehension
(compulsory for 25 marks)
Any ONE optional section (60 marks)
Economics C1
English C2
Linguistics C3
Philosophy C4
Psychology C5
Sociology C6

GATE 2022 exam pattern for life science(XL)

This is the question paper pattern of Life science (XL) in the GATE 2022 Examination
Sections Codes
Chemistry (compulsory for 25 marks) P
Any two optional sections (2*30=60 marks)
Biochemistry Q
Botany R
Microbiology S
Zoology T
Food technology U
All the best for your GATE 2022 Examination. Prepare well and Crack it
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Frequently asked questions about GATE 2022 exam pattern

Is GATE 2022 exam pattern is changed?

No, there is no change in the question paper pattern or exam pattern of GATE 2022.

Who is set GATE 2022 paper?

IIT Kharagpur will set the GATE 2022 question paper.

from where I can download GATE 2022 syllabus?

You can download GATE 2022 syllabus PDFs from the official site of GATE 2022.


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