GATE Mathematics

IIT Kharagpur conducted the GATE Mathematics (MA) 2022 Exam. GATE 2022 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 2022.

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

Candidates who took the GATE 2022 Exam on 5th, 6th, 12th, and 13th February 2022 are now able to access the GATE Answer Key and GATE Response Sheet from their GOAPS Portal.

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 (Tentative)

Particulars

Dates (Tentative)

GATE online application processing

August/September 2022

Closing of submission of application form

4th week of September 2022

Last date of the extended period for online registration application (with late fees)

2nd Week of October, 2022

Last date for requesting a change of examination city

3rd week of November 2022

Admit Card

1st week of January 2023

GATE 2023 examination

1st and 2nd week of February 2023

Announcement of result

3rd week of March 2023

GATE Maths Important Dates 2022

GATE 2022 exam schedule is given below:

Date (Day)

Time (IST)

Activities/Paper

4th February 2022 (Friday)

14:00 – 17:00 hours

Miscellaneous Activities

5th February 2022 (Saturday)

09:00 – 12:00 hours (Forenoon Session – FN)

CS & BM

14:30 – 17:30 hours (Afternoon Session – AN)

EE & MA

6th February 2022 (Sunday)

09:00 – 12:00 hours (Forenoon Session – FN)

EC, ES, ST, NM, MT & MN

14:30 – 17:30 hours (Afternoon Session – AN)

CY, CH, PI, XH, IN, AG, GG & TF

11th February 2022 (Friday)

14:00 – 17:00 hours

Miscellaneous Activities

12th February 2022 (Saturday)

09:00 – 12:00 hours (Forenoon Session – FN)

CE-1**, BT, PH & EY

14:30 – 17:30 hours (Afternoon Session – AN)

CE-2**, XE & XL

13th February 2022 (Sunday)

09:00 – 12:00 hours (Forenoon Session – FN)

ME-1**, PE & AR

14:30 – 17:30 hours (Afternoon Session – AN)

ME-2**, GE & AE

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 Kharagpur conducted the GATE Maths 2022 exam on 5th February, 2022 in the afternoon session (9:00 am to 12:00 pm). You can find more details below:

Particulars

Details

Question Type

MSQs

NATQs

MCQs

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 2022 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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