GATE 2025-26 will encompass 30 test papers. Below is the list of papers along with their respective codes. Click on the Paper/Code to access the syllabus.

Candidates have the option to appear in either ONE or TWO test papers. Refer to the Two-Paper Combination page for further information.

The examination papers will be provided in English. Each GATE 2025-26 paper carries a total of 100 marks, with General Aptitude (GA) accounting for 15 marks across all papers. The remaining 85 marks cover the specific subject syllabus (Engineering Mathematics & Core-Subjects).

Check GATE 2025 question paper pattern


The examination is conducted online at designated centers, where candidates utilize computer desktops equipped with computer mouse for navigation. For Numerical Answer Type (NAT) questions, candidates are required to input their responses as integers or decimal values using virtual keyboard. Additionally, a scientific calculator is provided on the student user interface to facilitate calculations.

Examination Mode The test papers will be in English. Computer Based Test (CBT) at various Examination Centres in India
Duration 3 Hours-180 Minutes
Number of Questions 65
Sections General Aptitude (GA) + Selected Engineering Subjects
Type of Questions
  • (a) Multiple Choice Questions (MCQ): One Correct answer out of FOUR Options. 1/3rd NEGATIVE MARKING for WRONG ANSWER.
  • (b) Multiple Select Questions (MSQ): More than ONE Correct answer out of FOUR Options. NO NEGATIVE MARKING for WRONG ANSWER.
  • (c) Numerical Answer Type (NAT) Questions: Fixed Integer or Decimal Values as ANSWER. NO NEGATIVE MARKING for WRONG ANSWER.
Distribution of Marks in Engineering Papers
  • General Aptitude: 15 marks (10 Questions)
  • Engineering Mathematics*: 12-14 marks (4-5 Questions)
  • Engineering Questions: 72-74 marks (50-51Questions)
  • Total: 100 marks
Marking Scheme Questions carry 1 mark or 2 marks
Negative Marking
  • For a wrong answer chosen in an MCQ, there will be negative marking.
  • For a 1-mark MCQ, 1/3 mark will be deducted for a wrong answer.
  • For a 2-mark MCQ, 2/3 mark will be deducted for a wrong answer.
  • There is no negative marking for wrong answer(s) to MSQ or NAT questions.
  • There is no partial marking in MSQ.


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