GATE XE Last 12 Year Solved Papers

GATE Engineering Sciences (XE-A, B, C, D, E, F, G, H) Previous Question papers with answers

GATE XE Previous papers and answer keys

Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering – GATE is an all India examination conducted by the IISc (Indian Institute of Science) and the seven IITs (Indian Institutes of Technology) on behalf of the National Coordination Board – GATE, Department of Higher Education, Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD), Government of India. The score of GATE examination can be used by the students for admissions to gain admission to various post-graduate programmes like M.E., M. Tech, Ph.D. etc. These scores are valid for three years post announcement of results. The score can also be used by Public sector units for the purpose of employment screening.

About GATE 2020 XE Exam:

The GATE 2020 examination is for 3 hours and the question paper consist of 65 questions for a total of 100 marks. The mode of examination is ONLINE and at the end of 3 hours, computer will automatically close the screen ending the examination.

Pattern of the XE GATE 2020 Question Paper:

The Exam Paper would contain 25 Questions of 1-mark each and 30 questions of 2-marks each. Out of the 65 questions asked, 10 questions would be General Aptitude and the rest 55 would be subject based questions.

The exam contains two different types of questions:

(i)             Multiple Choice Questions (MCQ)

Each MCQ would carry 1 or 2 marks each in all the papers and sections. These questions are objective in nature, and each will have a choice of four answers, out of which the candidate must choose the correct answer. Note that there will be negative marking for a wrongly selected answer.


(ii)Numerical Answer Type (NAT) Questions

Each NAT question carry 1 or 2 marks each in all the papers and sections. For these questions, the answer is a signed real number, which needs to be entered by the candidate using the virtual numeric keypad on the monitor (keyboard of the computer will be disabled). No choices will be shown for these types of questions. The answer can be a number such as 10 or -10 (an integer only). The answer may be in decimals as well. There is no negative marking for a wrong answer in NAT questions.

GATE 2020 XE Syllabus:

1. XE-A (Compulsory for all XE candidates) Engineering Mathematics
Section 1: Linear Algebra
Section 2: Calculus
Section 3: Vector Calculus
Section 4: Complex variables
Section 5: Ordinary Differential Equations
Section 6: Partial Differential Equations
Section 7: Probability and Statistics
Section 8: Numerical Methods

2. XE-B Fluid Mechanics
Section 1: Flow and Fluid Properties
Section 2: Kinematics
Section 3: Integral analysis
Section 4: Differential Analysis
Section 5: Inviscid flows
Section 6: Dimensional analysis
Section 7: Internal flows
Section 8: Prandtl boundary layer equations

3. XE-C Materials Science
Section 1: Processing of Materials
Section 2: Characterization techniques
Section 3: Structure and Imperfections
Section 4: Thermodynamics and Kinetics
Section 5: Properties of Materials
Section 6: Material types
Section 7: Environmental Degradation
Section 8: Elements of Quantum Mechanics and Mathematics

4. XE–D Solid Mechanics

5. XE-E Thermodynamics
Section 1: Basic Concepts
Section 2: First Law of Thermodynamics
Section 3: Second Law of Thermodynamics
Section 4: Properties of Pure Substances
Section 5: Thermodynamic Relations
Section 6: Thermodynamic Cycles
Section 7: Ideal Gas Mixtures

6. XE-F Polymer Science and Engineering
Section 1: Chemistry of high polymers
Section 2: Polymer Characterization
Section 3: Synthesis and properties
Section 4: Polymer blends and composites
Section 5: Polymer Technology
Section 6: Polymer rheology
Section 7: Polymer processing
Section 8: Polymer testing

7. XE – G Food Technology
Section 1: Food Chemistry and Nutrition
Section 2: Food Microbiology
Section 3: Food Products Technology
Section 4: Food Engineering

8. XE – H Atmospheric & Ocean Science
Section 1: Atmospheric Science
Section 2: Ocean Sciences

For a detailed Syllabus, click on GATE 2020 XE Syllabus. Reference to the syllabus would provide a better understanding on the topics to be covered.

GATE XE Previous 12 Year Question papers and Keys

GATE Previous year question papers and answer keys can be downloaded from the links below

Sl. No Year of GATE  XE Exam Download Link
1 2019 Question Paper & Key
2 2018 Question Paper & Key
3 2017 Question Paper & Key
4 2016 Question Paper & Key
6 2007-2015 Question Paper & Key

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