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GATE Mathematics

IIT Kanpur will conduct the GATE Mathematics (MA) 2023 Exam. GATE 2023 Mathematics Paper had a total of 65 questions. Of these total questions, 55 questions were on Mathematics, and 10 questions were on the General Aptitude section. The candidates who opt for Mathematics as their first paper in GATE Exam can also appear for Computer Science and Information Technology (CS), Geomatics Engineering (GE), Physics (PH), or Statistics (ST) as their second choice of paper in GATE 2023.

Get all the necessary information like syllabus, exam pattern, new changes introduced in GATE, important books, preparation tips, previous years’ question papers, cut off, and latest news related to GATE Mathematics Exam here. We have also provided direct links to the Answer Key and Question Papers.

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GATE Maths Latest News

GATE 2023 Mathematics aspirants can now access the GATE Syllabus and GATE Exam Dates on the official website.

GATE Maths Overview

Particulars Details
Number of Questions in Paper 65
Number of Sections Section 1 – General Aptitude, Section 2 – Mathematics and Computer Science Engineering
Topic-wise Weightage General Aptitude – 15%

Mathematics – 85%

Pattern of Questions Multiple Choice Question (MCQs) and Numerical Answer Type Questions (NATQs)
Duration of Exam 3 Hours
Marking Scheme Test paper has questions carrying 1 mark and 2 marks, and

⅓ and ⅔ negative mark for incorrect answers, respectively

GATE Mathematics Related Study Resources

Books for GATE Maths

Some of the important books for GATE MA are listed below:

Subject Book Title Author
Linear Algebra Linear Algebra Seymour Lipschutz, Marc Lipson
Linear Algebra and its Applications Gilbert Strang
Complex Analysis Complex Analysis Gamelin
Complex Analysis for Mathematics and Engineering J. H. Mathews
Foundations of Complex Analysis S. Ponnusamy
Real Analysis Real Analysis Royden H.L., Fitzpatrick P. M
Introduction to Real analysis Donald R. Sherbert, Robert G. Bartle
Elements of Real Analysis Shanti Narayan, M D Raisinghania
Ordinary Differential Equations Ordinary Differential Equations Purna Chandra Biswal
An Introduction to Ordinary Differential Equations Earl A. Coddington
Ordinary and Partial Differential Equations M. D. Raisinghania
Partial Differential Equations Ordinary and Partial Differential Equations M. D. Raisinghania
Elements of Partial Differential Equations Ian N. Sneddon
Introduction to Partial Differential Equations Sankara Rao
Algebra Topics in Algebra I. N. Herstein
Linear Algebra Ian N. Sneddon, Seymour Lipschutz, Marc Lipson
Functional Analysis Functional Analysis Rudin
Introductory Functional Analysis with Applications Erwin Kreyszig
Numerical Analysis Numerical Analysis Francis Scheid
Introductory Methods of Numerical Analysis Sastry S. S.
Numerical Methods – Principles, Analysis & Algorithms Srimanta Pal
Mechanics Classical Mech John Safko, Charles P. Poole Herbert Goldstein
Engineering Mechanics S. S. Bhavikatti
Topology Topology James R. Munkres
Introduction to Topology and Modern Analysis S. S. Bhavikatti
Probability and Statistics Probability and Statistics John J. Schiller
Introduction to Probability and Statistics for Engineers and Scientists Sheldon M. Ross
Probability, Random Variables and Stochastic Processes S Pillai, Athanasios Papoulis
Linear Programming Linear Programming G. Hadley, J.G Chakraborty &

P. R. Ghosh

Linear Programming and Network Flows Mokhtar S. Bazaraa, John J. Jarvis, Hanif D. Sherali
Calculus of Variation and Integral Equations An Introduction to the Calculus of Variations Pars
Calculus of Variations I. M. Gelfand, Wendy Ed. Silverman
Integral Transforms, Integral Equations, and Calculus of Variations P. C. Bhakta

GATE Maths Important Dates 2023

Particulars Dates
GATE online application processing 30th August, 2022
Closing of submission of application form 30th September, 2022
Last date of the extended period for online registration application (with late fees) 7th October, 2022
Modifications in GATE 2023 Application 4th to 11th November, 2022
Admit Card 3rd January, 2023
GATE 2023 examination 4th, 5th, 11th and 12th February, 2023
Announcement of result 16th March, 2023

GATE Maths (MA) Exam Pattern

Let us take a look at the GATE Exam pattern for the 2022 exam for Maths:

Feature Description
Examination Mode Online (Computer Based Test)
Duration of Exam 3 Hours (180 Minutes)
Sectional Time Duration None
Total Marks 100
Total Number of questions 65
Number of Subjects (Papers) 29
Number of Sections It depends on the subjects.

2-3 (GA and Core Discipline or GA, Engineering Mathematics and Core Subject)

Type of Questions Multiple Choice Questions (MCQs)

Multiple Select Questions (MSQs)

Numerical Answer Type (NAT) Questions

Marking Scheme 1 or 2 marks for each right answer
Negative Marking Scheme For a wrong answer chosen in a MCQ, there will be negative marking.

For 1-mark MCQ, 1/3 mark will be deducted for a wrong answer.

For 2-mark MCQ, 2/3 mark will be deducted for a wrong answer.

NO negative marking for MSQ & NAT.

Marking Scheme of GATE MA:

Stream/ Course Subject Total No. of Questions Marks Allotted
Mathematics General Aptitude 10 15
Subjects 55 85
Total 65 100

GATE Mathematics Paper Analysis

IIT Kanpur will conduct the GATE Maths 2023 exam on February, 2023. You can find more details below:

Particulars Details
Question Type MSQs



Difficulty Level Moderate
Highest weightage in the paper
  • Topology
  • Calculus
  • Ode and Pde
  • Real Analysis
General Aptitude Moderate

GATE Mathematics Results Analysis

GATE MA Topper Marks by Year

Year Subject Marks
2021 Maths (MA) 68.33
2020 Maths (MA) 61.0
2019 Maths (MA) 48.33
2018 Maths (MA) 49.67
2017 Maths (MA) 57.67

GATE MA Cutoff over Years

Year Subject GEN OBC SC/ST/PH
2021 Maths (MA) 29 26.2 19.4
2020 Maths (MA) 25 22.5 16.6
2019 Maths (MA) 25 22.5 16.7
2018 Maths (MA) 29.4 26.4 19.5

The graph shows the MA cutoff trend of the last 5 years:

GATE MA cut off trend Graph

Frequently Asked Questions


Who is eligible for GATE mathematics?

Anyone with a Master’s degree in any branch of Science/Mathematics/Statistics/Computer Applications or equivalent are eligible for GATE Mathematics.


How many attempts are there for GATE?

There is no limit for appearing GATE as per GATE 2023 notifications.


What is a good rank in GATE mathematics?

To get admission in top IITs, a rank below 200 is necessary.


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