GATE 2016 Syllabus and Exam Pattern

 

Significance of GATE examination:

GATE (Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering) is a pan India exam that tests the logical and reasoning abilities of under graduate students of various science and engineering streams.  This stands as a decisive exam for students in setting up their career paths successfully in the field of their choice. Every year this examination is jointly conducted by IIS (Indian Institute of Science) and other seven institutes of Technology across India.

Students who aspire to gain admission for M.Tech and MS in IITs, NITs and IISC have to take GATE as these institutes admit students only based on GATE scores. The doors are not closed even if you don’t secure enough mark to secure that elusive seat in top technical institutes. Yes, you can even use your GATE score to apply for government jobs in Public Sector Undertakings such as BHEL, NTPC, IOC and BARC. Also you can use your GATE score as an entry ticket for some reputed foreign educational institutions such as Nan yang Technological university and National University of Singapore.

 

GATE 2016:

2016 GATE exam will be conducted in total for 23 disciplines across various science and engineering streams.

Exam duration: 3 hours

No. of questions: 65

Maximum marks: 200

Question Design: Recall, Comprehension, Analysis and Synthesis, Application

Question type:  Multiple choices, Numerical

 

  • Both the question types carry either 1 or 2 mark across papers and sections.
  • In MCQ for each incorrect answer either 1/3 or 2/3 mark will be deducted based on mark weightage.
  • There is no negative marking for numerical category questions.
  • For more information regarding GATE exams please visit our previous post:

http://gate.examsavvy.com/2014/07/gate-2015-syllabus-and-exam-pattern.html

 

Exam schedule of  GATE 2016:

Date Session Code   Paper

 

30.01.2016    S1      Mech and ECE

30.01.2016    S2      Mech, Biotech, Chem., Geology- Geophysics, Mining and Physics

31.01.2016    S3      Mech and ECE

31.01.2016    S4      ECE, Arch, Chem, Inst, Maths and Petroleum

06.02.2016    S5      CSE & IT and Civil

06.02.2016    S6      CSE and EEE

07.02.2016    S7      Civil, Agricultural, Ecology, Metallurgical and Prod-Ind

07.02.2016    S8      EEE, Aerospace, Textile-Fiber, LifeSci and EnggSci

 

GATE 2016 papers:

  • Core streams:

 

It contains General Aptitude Section which is compulsory and carries 15% of total marks and opted paper that will carry remaining marks.  Candidates can select the stream of their specialization from the available list which is made up of Aerospace Engineering, Agricultural Engineering, Biotechnology, Civil Engineering, Chemical Engineering, Computer Science and Information Technology, Electronics and Communication Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Instrumental Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Mining Engineering,  Metallurgical Engineering,  Petroleum Engineering, Production and Industrial Engineering, Textile Engineering and Fibre Science, Architecture and Planning, Ecology and Evaluation, Chemistry, Mathematics and Physics.

No. of Questions:  5 (1 mark questions) and 5 (2 mark questions)

Total Marks: 15

 

  • Engineering Sciences XE Paper:

It contains Engineering Mathematics which is a mandatory section and six other sections namely Fluid Mechanics, Materials Science, Solid Mechanics, Thermodynamics, Polymer Science and Engineering and Food technology of which candidate has to select any 2 sections.

Engineering Mathematics Section:

No. of Questions:  7 (1 mark question) + 2 (4 mark question)

Total Marks:  15

Optional Sections:

No. of Questions: 9 (1 mark question) + 13 (2 mark question)

Total Marks:  35

 

  • Life Sciences XL Paper:

It consists of Chemistry section which is a mandatory one and five other sections by name Biochemistry, Botany, Microbiology, Zoology and Food Technology of which the student has to choose any 2 sections.

Chemistry Section:

No. of Questions: 5 (1 mark question) + 10(2 mark question)

Total Marks: 25

Optional Sections:

No. of Questions:  10(1 mark question) + 10 (2 mark question)

Total Marks: 30

 

  • Geology and Geophysics Paper:

This paper contains is split into 2 parts, Part A & Part B. Part A will have General Ability and general aptitude questions. Part B includes 2 sub sections one for Geology and another for Geo-physics.  Candidate can choose any one section that they are comfortable with.

No. of Questions:  25 (1 mark questions) + 30 (2 mark questions)

Total marks:  75

Information regarding Number of attempts and Score’s validity:

  • You can appear in GATE Exam for unlimited number of times. There is no limit on the number of attempts. There is no age limit too. This exam is conducted by 7 IIT’s and ISC. You can claim for the MHRD Scholarship after getting admission through GATE score card. The exam is conducted to select candidates to M.Tech. The test comprises of subject model questions only.

 

  • The validity of GATE score is 3 years. So, once you have given the test there is no need to retake the GATE exam again. You are eligible to apply for next 2 year’s admissions with your score. On the other hand, if you want to take the GATE exam again to improve your score, then you can appear for next upcoming GATE examination. Then your new score will be considered for admissions.

All the best for all the GATE aspirants from examsavvy.com and we wish you a bright and prosperous career ahead…

PN Junction Diodes

In the words of Walt Disney,

All our dreams can come true if we have the courage to pursue them.”

Hard work always pays off.  So plan well, work accordingly, try hard and never give-up and this is the MANTRA to clear the GATE 2016 exam with flying colours. An ideal GATE Electronics paper preparation must involve identifying and working on your vulnerable concept in Electronics topics, preparing a personalized improvement plan for tracking progress, targeting the desired top tier college and intensively studying based on its previous year’s cut-off marks.

This video is based on series of lectures on Basic Electronics subject. We would like to thank Gautam Barua, Director IIT Guwahati and NPTEL co-coordinators Rajiv Tiwari and Arvind Kumar Singh for providing us this highly educative video. Here we look into Module 1 of Semi conductor diode which deals with PN Junction Diodes.  Come let us join Dr. Chitralekha for Lecture 2 on this topic…

Please click the following link to listen to the lecture:

PN Junction Diodes

 

 

 

 

GATE Electronics Material : Intrinsic and Extrinsic Semiconductor Materials

In the words of Walt Disney,

All our dreams can come true if we have the courage to pursue them.”

Hard work always pays off.  So plan well, work accordingly, try hard and never give-up and this is the MANTRA to clear the GATE 2016 exam with flying colours. An ideal GATE Electronics paper preparation must involve identifying and working on your vulnerable concepts in various Electronics topics, preparing a personalized improvement plan for tracking progress, targeting the desired top tier college and intensively studying according to the institution’s previous year cut-off marks.

This video is based on series of lectures on Basic Electronics subject. We would like to thank Gautam Barua, Director IIT Guwahati and NPTEL co-coordinator Rajiv Tiwari and Arvind Kumar Singh for providing us this highly educative video. Here we look into Module 1 of Semiconductor Materials which deals with Intrinsic and Extrinsic semiconductors. Come let us join Dr. Chitralekha for Lecture 1 on this topic…

Please click on the following link to listen to the lecture on Intrinsic and Extrinsic semiconductors:

Semiconductor materials