GATE 2018 Exam Pattern for Life Sciences

Maniprabha Singh updated on : 11 Jul 2017
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All the GATE aspirants can view the information regarding the GATE – Life Sciences exam pattern here. The GATE 2018 exam will be conducted in February 2018.

GATE 2018 Exam Pattern for Life Sciences- The Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Guwahati will be conducting the GATE 2018 exam on February 4-5 and February 11-12, 2017. The online registration remains active from 01 September 2017 to 05 October 2017. Aspirants can have the complete details of the GATE Examination pattern for Life Sciences here.

GATE 2018 Exam Pattern for Life Sciences

There will be 23 different subject papers consisting of 65 questions for a total of 100 marks. The exam will be conducted for three hours and will consist of objective-type (MCQs) and numerical type questions.

General Aptitude is mandatory for every student. It contains 10 questions carrying a total 15 Marks.

  • 05 Questions of 01 Marks
  • 10 Question of 02 Marks

The paper code of life sciences is XL.

Chemistry section is mandatory in this paper. It comprises15 questions carrying a total of 25 marks.

  • 5 questions of 1-mark each- Total 5 marks
  • 10 questions of 2-marks each- Total 20 marks

The other section of the XL paper (Sections Q through U) comprises 20 questions. The total of this section is 30 marks containing 10 questions of 1-mark each and10 questions of 2-marks each (sub-total 20 marks). 

Some questions may be of numerical answer type. The subject code must be selected very carefully during the registration process. No requests will be accepted once the application form is submitted.

GATE Negative Marking 

Negative Marking

Questions Type

Marks

Negative Marking

Multiple Choice Questions (MCQs)

1 mark

1/3

2 marks

2/3

Numerical Answer Questions

1 mark

-

2 marks

Nil

Life Sciences and Engineerinc Science Papers with Code

Engineering Sciences XE

Code

Life Science XL

Code

Engineering Mathematics (Compulsory)

A

Chemistry (Compulsory)

P

Fluid Mechanics

B

Biochemistry

Q

Materials Science

C

Botany

R

Solid Mechanics

D

Microbiology

S

Thermodynamics

E

Zoology

T

Polymer Science and Engineering

F

Food Technology

U

Food Technology

G

 

 

Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences

H

 

 

 

GATE Papers with Codes

GATE Paper

Code

GATE Paper

Code

Life Sciences

XL

Engineering Sciences

XE

Textile Engineering and

Fibre Science

TF

Production and Industrial

Engineering

PI

Physics

PH

Petroleum Engineering

PE

Metallurgical Engineering

MT

Mining Engineering

MN

Mechanical Engineering

ME

Mathematics

MA

Instrumentation Engineering

IN

Geology and Geophysics

GG

Ecology and Evolution

EY

Electrical Engineering

EE

Electronics and Communication

Engineering

EC

Chemistry

CY

Computer Science and

Information Technology

CS

Chemical Engineering

CH

Civil Engineering

CE

Biotechnology

BT

Architecture and Planning

AR

Agricultural Engineering

AG

Aerospace Engineering

AE

   
 

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