**GATE 2016 Exam Pattern and marking scheme- **Candidates appearing for GATE 2016 can below check the GATE 2016 ** **exam pattern and marking scheme of their respective GATE 2016 exam. Candidate must know GATE 2016 exam pattern and GATE 2016 marking scheme to score well in GATE 2016 exam.

GATE exam pattern is different for different GATE 2016 discipline. But GATE 2016 marking scheme is quite similar for GATE 2016 disciplines.

**Below is detailed GATE 2016 exam pattern:**

* Total number of questions in GATE 2016:* In all the papers total number of questions will be

**65**

** Total marks in GATE exam 2016: **For all codes exam will be of

**100 marks.**

**GATE 2016 Distribution of questions: **

- For all codes 10 questions carrying a total of 15 marks are in General Aptitude (GA).
- In the papers having codes AE, AG, BT, CE, CH, CS, EC, EE, IN, ME, MN, MT, PI, TF and XE, the Engineering Mathematics will carry around 15% of the total marks, the General Aptitude section will carry 15% of the total marks and the remaining percentage of the total marks is devoted to the subject of the paper.
- In the papers bearing the codes AR, CY, EY, GG, MA, PH and XL, the General Aptitude section will carry 15% of the total marks and the remaining 85% of the total marks is devoted to the subject of the paper.

**GATE 2016 would contain questions of two different types in various papers:**

**Multiple Choice Questions (MCQ):**They 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).-
**Numerical Answer Questions**: They are 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.

* GATE 2016 Design of Questions: *The questions in a paper may be designed to test the following abilities:

**Recall:**These are based on facts, principles, formulae or laws of the discipline of the paper. The candidate is expected to be able to obtain the answer either from his/her memory of the subject or at most from a one-line computation.-
**Comprehension:**These questions will test the candidate’s understanding of the basics of his/her field, by requiring him/her to draw simple conclusions from fundamental ideas. -
**Application:**In these questions, the candidate is expected to apply his/her knowledge either through computation or by logical reasoning. - The questions based on the above logics may be a mix of single standalone statement/ phrase /data type questions, combination of option codes type questions or match items type questions.
**Analysis and Synthesis:**In these questions, the candidate is presented with data, diagrams, images etc. that require analysis before a question can be answered. A Synthesis question might require the candidate to compare two or more pieces of information.

**GATE 2016 marking scheme for all exams:**

* GATE 2016 Negative marking:* This scheme is common to all exams.

GATE 2016 Marks Distribution |
Marks deducted |

For 1-mark multiple-choice questions | 1/3 marks will be deducted for a wrong answer |

for 2-mark multiple-choice questions | 2/3 marks will be deducted for a wrong answer |

There is no negative marking for numerical answer |

**GATE 2016 Marking scheme and pattern for General Aptitude (GA) Questions, common to all exams:**

Number of questions |
marks |

5 | 1 mark each |

5 | 2 mark each |

Total: 10 | Total: 15 |

**GATE 2016 Marking scheme and pattern for Question Papers other than GG, XE and XL:**

Number of questions |
Marks |

25 | 1 mark each |

30 | 2 mark each |

Total: 55 | Total: 85 |

For numerical answer questions, choices will not be given |

**GATE 2016 Marking scheme and Exam pattern for GG (Geology and Geophysics) Paper:**

Section |
Description |

General Aptitude (GA) section | Mentioned above |

Part A | It is common for all candidates |

Part B | Part B contains two sections |

Section 1 (Geology)Section 2 (Geo-physics | |

Candidates will have to attempt questions in Part A and either Section 1 or Section 2 in Part B. |

**GATE 2016 Marking Scheme for part A and Part B:**

Section |
Number of questions |
Marks |
Remarks |

Part A | 25 multiple-choice questions | 1-mark each | some of these may be numerical answer type questions |

Part B (Section 1 and Section 2) | 30 multiple choice questions | 2 marks each | some of these may be numerical answer type questions |

Total: 55 | Total:85 |

**GATE 2016 Marking scheme and exam pattern for XE Paper (Engineering Sciences):**

Section |
Number of questions |
Marks |

Engineering Mathematics section (Section A) | ||

7 questions | 1 mark each | |

4 questions | 2 marks each | |

Total: 11 | Total: 15 | |

Some questions may be of numerical answer type questions. | ||

Each of the other sections of the XE paper (Sections B through G) | 9 questions | 1 mark each |

13 questions | 2 marks each | |

Total: 22 | Total:35 | |

Some questions may be of numerical answer type. |

**GATE 2016 Marking scheme and exam pattern XL Paper (Life Sciences):**

Section |
Number of questions |
Marks |

Chemistry section (Section H) is compulsory | 5 questions | 1 mark each |

10 questions | 2-marks each | |

Total: 15 | Total: 25 | |

Some questions may be of numerical answer type. | ||

Each of the other sections of the XL paper (Sections I through M) | 10 questions | 1 mark each |

10 questions | 2 mark s each | |

Total: 20 | Total: 30 | |

Some questions may be of numerical answer type. |

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