GATE 2011 notification is out. Sale of Application forms will commence 21st September.
The pattern of questions remains the same, as well as the marks. We have 65 Questions, 100 marks,
Two more papers have moved online this time, so we have MN, TF, AE and GG online.
One more change -In GATE 2011, the OFFLINE examination will be conducted in two sessions on Sunday, February 13, 2011. The OFFLINE examination in AR, BT, CE, CH, CS, ME, PH and PI papers will be held in the forenoon session from 09.00 hrs to 12.00 hrs. The OFFLINE examination in AG, CY, EC, EE, IN, MA, MT, XE and XL will be held in the afternoon session from 14.00 hrs to 17.00 hrs.
The syllabus of the papers can be found at http://gate.iitm.ac.in/gate2011/structure.php#papers
Pattern :There will be a total of 65 questions carrying 100 marks.
Q.1 to Q.25 (25 questions) carry one mark each (sub-total 25 marks). Q.26 to Q.55 (30 questions) carry two marks each (sub-total 60 marks). Questions Q.56 - Q.65 belong to General Aptitude (GA). Questions Q.56 - Q.60 (5 questions) carry 1 mark each (sub-total 5 marks) and questions Q.61 - Q.65 (5 questions) carry 2-marks each (sub-total 10 marks).
Questions Q.48 - Q.51 (2 pairs) are common data questions. and Qquestion pairs (Q.52, Q.53) and (Q.54, Q.55) are linked answer questions. The answer to the second question of the linked answer questions depends on the answer to the first question of the pair. If the first question in the linked pair is wrongly answered or is unattempted, then the answer to the second question in the pair will not be evaluated.
For details on where you can buy the forms, visit http://gate.iitm.ac.in/gate2011/forms.phpYou are advised to go early, to avoid probable issues such as shortage of forms etc.
We wish you the best for the GATE exam preparation!