How to Handle GATE 2020 Exam | Time Management | Marking Scheme

GATE 2020 entrance exam is one of the toughest test for a various stream of Engineering, candidates who can become one of the toppers in GATE 2020 exam by following simple steps. Initially, candidates must be completed all the chapters in given syllabus with giving more importance to mathematical solutions. Many of the educational experts said that makes a plan for section to attend within the scheduled duration. Get more important information by reading below article fully.

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GATE Exam Pattern

The exam is commenced through online mode as Computer Based Test (CBT), the questions are displayed on the computer screen with random answers. All the questions are asked in Multiple Choice Questions (MCQ) or objective type questions. candidates should select any one of the choices to attend the question. The 1st section is General Aptitude having 10 questions and 2nd section have Technical + Engineering Mathematics having 8 to 10 questions will be provided.

Plan to Attend All Questions

Sections
General Aptitude
Technical + Engineering Mathematics
No of Questions 10 45 8 to 10
Question Wise Marks 5 Q * 1 M = 5

5 Q * 2 M = 10

20-22Q* 1 M

24-26Q* 2 M

3-5 Q * 1 M

3 – 5 Q * 2 M

Total Marks 15 68 to 72 12 to 15
Duration 3 Hours

 

Numeric Questions

In GATE question paper, the numeric questions are asked without any options, for every question carry 1 to 2 marks in all sections. There is a read to be entered by using a mouse or a virtual keyboard displayed on the computer screen to answer the numeric questions. There are no negative marks will be deducted for these questions.

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Marking Scheme

Objective Type Questions 1 Positive Mark 0.33 Negative Mark
2 marks 0.66 Negative Mark
Numeric Answer Questions 1 Mark
2 marks

 

Methods of Time Management

We have discussed the methods for managing time at the time of exam commencement, candidates who can use the given 2 methods for balance to attend the given questions within the allotted time for all sections.

1st Method

  • General Aptitude=30 minutes (minus 5 minutes that go in switching between questions
  • Technical=2 hours (minus 10-15 minutes that go in switching between questions
  • Engineering Mathematics=30 minutes (minus 5 minutes that go in switching between questions

2nd Method

  • General Aptitude=40-45 minutes (minus 5 minutes that go in switching between questions
  • Technical=1 hour 45 minutes (minus 10-15 minutes that go in switching between questions
  • Engineering Mathematics=30 minutes (minus 5 minutes that go in switching between questions