a) Students who are currently in the final year or already completed their Bachelor’s degree holders in Engineering/ Technology (4 years after 10+2) are eligible.
b) Students who have currently in the final year or already completed their Master's degree in any branch of science.
c) Students who are pursuing Four-year Integrated Masters degree programme (Post- B.Sc.) in Engineering/Technology and they are Currently in the 2nd/3rd/4th year or already completed.
d) Students who are in the 4th/5th year or already completed their Integrated Master’s degree program or Dual Degree program in Engineering / Technology (Five year program).
Pattern of the GATE BT exam:
The GATE examination consists of a single paper of 3-hour duration that contains 65 questions carrying a maximum of 100 marks.
The question paper will consist of both multiple choice questions (MCQ) and numerical answer type (NAT) questions.
GATE 2016 would contain questions of two different types in various papers:
(i)Multiple Choice Questions (MCQ) carrying 1 or 2 marks each in all papers and sections. These questions are objective in nature, and each will have a choice of four answers, out of which the candidate has to mark the correct answer(s).
(ii) Numerical Answer Questions of 1 or 2 marks each in all papers and sections. For these questions the answer is a real number, to be entered by the candidate using the virtual keypad. No choices will be shown for this type of questions.
Breakdown of the paper & negative marking
1. Q1 - Q25 (one mark each): For all 1 mark questions, 1/3 mark will be deducted for each wrong answer.
2. Q.26 - Q.51 (2 marks each): For all 2 marks questions, 2/3 mark will be deducted for each wrong answer.
3. Q52 - Q55 (2 marks each): This section include two pairs of common data questions and two pairs of linked answer questions. The answer to the second question of the linked answer questions depends on the answer to the first question of the pair. If the first question in the linked pair is wrongly answered or is not attempted, then the answer to the second question in the pair will not be evaluated.
4. Q.56 - Q.60 (one mark each): These questions are from general aptitude. 5. Q61 - 65 (2 marks each): These questions are from general aptitude.
Last date of submission of online application: 1st October
GATE online exam: Last week of January or first week of February.
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