Q. For how many papers, a candidate can apply in GATE 2020?
A. A candidate can apply for only ONE (1) of the 25 papers listed in the GATE 2020 Information Brochure or GATE website. The list of subjects is available on shiksha.com. A candidate can appear in a paper appropriate to the discipline of his/her qualifying degree. However, a candidate is free to choose any other paper according to his or her admission plan.
Q. Is a candidate allowed to change his/her GATE Examination Paper after submission of the application?
A. YES, a request for the change of GATE Examination Paper will be entertained against payment. A specific time period for the same will be notified.
Q. Is a candidate allowed to change his/her GATE Examination City after submission of the application?
A. YES, but only after the last date for submission of application, a request for the change of examination city will be entertained against payment. A specific time period for the same will be notified.
Q. Will a candidate be given a white paper for rough work and calculations during the examination?
A. A scribble pad will be provided to the candidate that can be used to do the rough work which must be returned after the examination.
Q. Will I be allowed to leave the examination hall during the examination?
A. NO, candidates will NOT be allowed to leave the examination hall for any reason during the examination.
Q. Has the GATE pattern changed from previous years'?
A. There is no change in the GATE pattern. GATE exam pattern will help the students to know about types of questions and structure of the exam.
Q. How many total numbers of questions will be asked in the GATE 2020 exam?
A. The GATE paper will have a total of 65 questions.
Q. Are fixed marks allotted to Numeric Answer Type Questions?
A. No, fixed marks aren’t allotted to Numeric Answer type questions, it may vary in between 25 to 40 marks.
Q. What are the best books for the GATE Aptitude section?
A. Following is the list of books for GATE 2020 aptitude section
Verbal and Non-verbal reasoning by Dr R S Aggarwal
Quantitative aptitude by Dr R S Aggarwal
English Grammar and composition by Wren and Martin
Q. How to know the weightage of topics for a particular paper as per the syllabus of GATE 2020?
A. There is no way to know the weightage of topics. As per the syllabus, all topics are given the same weightage.