GATE 2015 Pattern for Engineering Sciences (XE Paper)

Every paper of GATE 2015 will carry 65 questions carrying 100 marks on the whole. The time period of GATE 2014 exam is 3 hours. Engineering Sciences paper will have 15 marks from Engineering Mathematics and 15 marks from General Aptitude. Rest of the 70 marks will come from two optional subjects (35 marks from each subject) from the list of subjects given below:

GATE 2015 Pattern for Engineering Sciences (XE Paper)

  1. Fluid Mechanics – Code B
  2. Material Science – Code C
  3. Solid Mechanics – Code D
  4. Thermodynamics – Code E
  5. Polymer Science and Engineering – Code F
  6. Food Technology – Code G

So, a candidate appearing in the Engineering Sciences (XE paper) has to answer the following

  1. Engineering Mathematics (Code A) (compulsory)
  2. General Aptitude (GA) (compulsory)
  3. Any two of subjects fromCodes  B to G

Now I have shared the whole GATE 2014 Pattern for Engineering Sciences (XE Paper) marks wise from each of the above three sections:

Section 1 Engineering Mathematics 11 7 4 15
Section 2 General Aptitude 10 5 5 15
Section 3 Optional Subject 1 22 9 13 35
Optional Subject 2 22 9 13 35


The choice of two sections from B to G can be made during the examination after viewing the questions. Only two optional sections can be answered at a time. A candidate wishing to change midway of the examination to another optional section must first choose to deselect one of the previously chosen optional sections (B to G).

Kind of Questions in Gate 2015 Pattern

GATE 2014 pattern has added numerical type questions to the previous MCQ’s (Multiple Choice Questions).

Numerical type questions will not have any option to be chosen as answer. On display of the computer, you will get a virtual keypad, from where you have to enter the calculated answer of the question.

You will be provided with the rough papers for the paper work of solving the questions in the examination center, which would be taken by the examination officials after the exam will be over.

Type of Examination

This time each of 22 papers will be held in only Online mode. Offline mode has been opted out. So, all the examinations will be carried out in an ONLINE Computer Based Test (CBT). The questions will be shown in front of the candidates in the random manner. After the time duration of 3 hours, the screens of the computers will automatically turn off.

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