GATE 2010 Engineering Sciences Question Paper
GATE exam is one of the most coveted exams in the educational sector of the country. It is also one of the most awaited exams by the aspirants who want to pursue their higher studies in the field of engineering and research from premier institutes like IISc and IITs. GATE 2010 incorporated a few changes in the pattern of the question paper. The changed pattern includes a total of sixty five questions, where there are fifty five technical questions and ten aptitude questions that has to be answered in three hours.
In GATE 2010 engineering sciences question papers there are three sections that had to be answered of which two sections are compulsory. This includes the engineering mathematics section and aptitude section. In GATE 2011 engineering sciences question paper in the general aptitude section there were ten questions which carries fifteen marks. Questions 1 to 5 carry one mark each a total of five marks and questions 6 to 10 carry two marks a sub total of ten marks. Questions in the aptitude section are mainly from the topics mentioned below.
Numerical Ability: This section in the general aptitude included questions from numerical estimation, numerical reasoning, data interpretation and numerical computation.
Verbal Ability: Sentence completion, verbal analogies, word groups, critical reasoning, English grammar and verbal deduction.
Structure of GATE 2010 Engineering Sciences Question Paper
|GATE 2010 Engineering Science Question Paper sections|
|XE||A||Engineering Mathematics (Compulsory)|
|XE||F||Polymer Science and Engineering|
There were eleven questions carrying fifteen marks in the engineering mathematics section of GATE 2010 engineering sciences question paper. Questions 1 to 7 carried one mark each a sub total of seven marks and question no’s 8 to 11 carried questions of two marks each a subtotal of eight marks. Each of the other sections in GATE 2010 engineering sciences question paper (section B to G) contains a total of twenty questions carrying a total of thirty five marks. Questions 1 to 9 carried one mark questions and a sub total of 9 marks. Questions 10 to 22 carried two marks each this adds up to a sub total of 26 marks, questions 17 to 20 I.e. 2 pairs are common data questions with two marks each. Questions 21 and 22 are linked answer questions with two marks each; the answer to the second question of the pair of the linked question depends on the answer to the first question of the pair. If the first question of the pair is unattempted or wrongly answered than the answer to the second pair will not be evaluated.
As per the exam ritual of GATE exams the concept of negative marking was present. . In general aptitude section of GATE 2010 engineering science question paper for questions no’s 1 to 5, 1/3 marks will be deducted and for question no’s 6 to 10 2/3 marks will be deducted. In section A i.e. in the compulsory section of engineering mathematics question no’s 1 to 7 for every wrong answer 1/3 marks will be deducted and for question no’s 8 to 11 2/3 marks will be deducted respectively. In all the other sections of GATE 2010 engineering sciences question paper (sections B to G) 1/3 will be deducted for every wrong answer for question no’s 1 to 9 and 2/3 marks will be deducted for question no’s 10 to 20. Question pair (21 and 22) is a linked answer question and negative marks is only for the wrong answer of the first question of the pair.
All the very best to all the aspirants of GATE 2010, the results may be out in the month of March.