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GATE Civil Engineering Exam: An Overview
|Examination Mode||Computer Based Test (CBT)|
|Number of Subjects (Papers)||29|
|Sections||General Aptitude (GA) + Candidate's Selected Subject|
|Types of Questions|
(a) Multiple Choice Questions (MCQ)
(b) Multiple Select Questions (MSQ) and/or
(c) Numerical Answer Type (NAT)
|Questions for testing these abilities|
(d) Analysis and Synthesis
|Number of Questions||10 (GA) + 55 (Subject) = 65 Questions|
|Distribution of Marks in all Papers EXCEPT papers AR, CY, EY, GG, MA, PH, ST, XH and XL|
General Aptitude: 15 Marks + Engineering Mathematics*: 13 Marks + Subject Questions: 72 Marks =
Total: 100 Marks
(*XE includes Engineering Mathematics section XE-A of 15 Marks)
|Distribution of Marks in papers AR, CY, EY, GG, MA, PH, ST, XH and XL|
General Aptitude: 15 Marks + Subject Questions: 85 Marks =
Total: 100 Marks
|Marking Scheme||Questions carry 1 mark and 2 marks|
For a wrong answer chosen in a MCQ, there will be negative marking. For 1-mark MCQ, 1/3 mark will be deducted for a wrong answer. Likewise, for 2-mark MCQ, 2/3 mark will be deducted for a wrong answer.
There is no negative marking for wrong answer(s) to MSQ and NAT question.