Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering is an All India Examination that is administered and conducted jointly by the Indian Institute of science and seven Indian Institute of Technology on behalf of the national coordination Board – GATE, Department of Higher Education, Ministry of Human Resource Development, Government of India.
The GATE examination consist a single paper of three hours duration and 65 objective type questions carrying a maximum of 100 marks. In all papers other than Aerospace Engineering, Agricultural Engineering, Architecture and Planning, Geology and Geophysics, Mining Engineering, Textile Engineering and Fiber Science. In Aerospace Engineering, Agricultural Engineering, Geology and Geophysics, Mining Engineering and Textile Engineering and Fibre Science papers the question paper consists of questions of multiple choice numerical answer types. For multiple choice questions there are four answer choices and for numerical answer type questions each question will have a number as the answer.
The questions in a paper may be designed to test the following abilities:
For a multiple choice question having one mark, 1/3 mark will be deducted for a wrong answer. Likewise, for 2 marks multiple-choice questions, 2/3 mark will be deducted for a wrong answer. However, for the linked answer question pair, where each question carries 2 marks, 2/3 mark will be deducted for a wrong answer to the first question only.
There is no negative marking for wrong answer to the second question of the linked answer question 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. There is no negative marking for numerical answer type questions.
GATE 2012 score is valid for TWO YEARS from the date of announcement of the GATE 2012 results.
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