GATE 2018- Study Guide with Syllabus, Pattern and Model Papers

GATE 2018

Applications are invited for Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering – GATE 2018, the primary qualification test for Master’s and Doctoral studies in Engineering/ Technology/ Architecture/ Science with Indian Government MHRD GATE Scholarships and Assistantships. The GATE score is also used for recruitment purposes by some PSU’s like Powergrid, Bharat Petroleum, ONGC, NTPC etc.

GATE Subjects and codes

GATE is conducted in 23 subjects as detailed below

  • AE: Aerospace Engineering
  • AG: Agricultural Engineering
  • AR: Architecture and Planning
  • BT: Biotechnology
  • CE: Civil Engineering
  • CH: Chemical Engineering
  • CS: Computer Sc. and Information Technology
  • CY: Chemistry
  • EC: Electronics and Communication Engg.
  • GG: Geology and Geophysics
  • IN: Instrumentation Engineering
  • MA: Mathematics
  • MN: Mining Engineering
  • ME: Mechanical Engineering
  • MT: Metallurgical Engineering
  • PH: Physics
  • PI: Production and Industrial Engineering
  • TF: Textile Engineering and Fibre Science
  • EE: Electrical Engineering XE: Engineering Sciences
  • XL: Life Sciences

GATE 2018 Syllabi

The GATE Authorities had revised and updated the exam syllabus of the 2016 GATE exam, some subjects had undergone considerable changes. You need to review the updated syllabus to get the maximum marks.

The revised and updated syllabus for GATE 2016 for all subjects including ECE, EE, ME, CSE, CH, CE & IN can be found from the link below

GATE 2018- Revised and updated syllabus

Pattern and Marking Scheme of GATE 2018

  • Total number of Questions : 65
  • Total Marks: 100

Question pattern in AE, AG, BT, CE, CH, CS, EC, EE, IN, ME, MN, MT, PE, PI, TF and XE

  • General Aptitude: 10 Questions carrying 15 Marks
  • Engineering Mathematics: 15 Marks
  • Core subject Questions : 70 Marks

Question pattern in AR, CY, EY, GG, MA, PH and XL

  • General Aptitude: 10 Questions carrying 15 Marks
  • Core subject Questions : 85 Marks

Type of Questions

GATE 2018 Exam will have two types of questions

  1. Multiple Choice Questions: MCQ’s carrying 1 or 2 marks, candidates need to mark the correct answer from the given 4 choices.

  2. Numerical Answer Questions: the answer is a real number, to be entered by the candidate using the virtual keypad. No choices will be shown, questions will carry 1 or 2 marks.

Negative Marking scheme

For 1-mark multiple choice questions, 1/3 mark will be deducted for a wrong answer. Likewise, for 2-mark multiple choice questions, 2/3 mark will be deducted for a wrong answer. However, there is no negative marking for a wrong answer in numerical answer type questions.

GATE Previous papers Analysis and expected topic weightage for GATE 2018

We analyzed the previous year question papers of various GATE branches and prepared the weightage of different topics in the question paper. This analysis will save your time to a considerable extent as you can allot more time for the important topics and ignore the unimportant ones. Check the links below to find out the importance and weightage of topics of various branches

GATE Free books and study materials

In our forum the user community contributed a lot of books, notes and study materials for gate exam, all these will help you to prepare with a lot of ease. Follow the links below to get the materials for free

GATE- Engineering Mathematics Free books collection
GATE – ME Free books and notes for Mechanical Engg
GATE Mechanical study materials
AR- Architecture free notes and materials

Previous year GATE solved question papers

Practicing with previous year question papers of GATE will make your real examination easy. While preparing for the main exam, take at least one practice test once in a week in a simulated environment and strictly following the time schedule. Check the answer paper with the keys and find your score. Week by week, you can see your progress and that will really boost your confidence levels. Check the links below to get the Question papers and answer keys of previous year GATE exams.

GATE 2017 Question paper with Complete solutions

GATE 2016- Question paper and Solutions

GATE 2015 – Question papers with answer key

GATE 2015 – Solved papers all branches

GATE 2014 – Question papers with key of all branches

GATE 2013 – All subject previous year solved papers

GATE 2012 Complete set of solved papers with explained answers

EE Electrical Engineering – Last 15 years solved previous year GATE Papers

ECE Solved question papers of last 20 years

ME – Mechanical Engg. Previous 20 year question papers with key

CS- Computer Science last 20 year solved papers

CE- Civil Engineering previous 15 year question papers of GATE exam

AE- Aerospace Engg. Solved previous year papers

XL- Life Sciences Solved Question paper with answer key

XE- Engineering Sciences Solved Previous 9 years Question

TF- Textile Engg and Fibre Sciences last 9 years solved question papers

PI- Production and Industrial Engg previous year question papers with answers

PH- Physics last 9 year question papers with answer keys

Solved Model Question papers for GATE

For exam practice use the model question papers below

GATE ECE – Electronics and Communication solved model papers

GATE EE- Electrical Engg. mock test papers with answer key

GATE CSE – Model question papers with key

GATE ME- Mechanical solved practice model tests

GATE 2018 – Free online live mock tests

Education Observer free online mock tests provides excellent free online mock tests for GATE papers CE, CSE, EE, ECE and ME branches. 5000 questions are there in the question bank and you will get randomly selected MCQ questions each time you are appearing for the examination. Complete review of your answers available at the end of the examination.

GATE CE – Civil Free online mock test

GATE ECE – Electronics & Communication Free online mock test

GATE CSE – Computer Science and IT Free online mock test

GATE ME – Mechanical Free online mock test

GATE EE – Electrical Free online mock test

More materials and question papers will be updated soon.



28 thoughts on “GATE 2018- Study Guide with Syllabus, Pattern and Model Papers

  1. JEGANATHAN.S says:

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  2. sir,
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  3. Pradeep Kumar says:

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  4. Pradeep Kumar says:

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  16. samvrit goel says:

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  20. Kiritika Shameel says:

    Can you provide more model question papers for GATE Agriculture Engineering ?

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  23. Hello

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