GATE Previous Year Question Papers

Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering (GATE) usually releases the updated previous year papers on the GATE official website for the upcoming exams of GATE. Therefore, we have also compiled this year-wise and branch-wise PDF formats of the GATE previous year question paper to quickly access and prepare for the GATE Exams 2022.

Access The GATE Previous Year Question Paper PDF

GATE Exam Previous Year Papers are made available below in this article for the candidates to prepare most proficiently. In addition, candidates will access the year-wise GATE Exam Question Papers for branches such as Mathematics, Mechanical Engineering, Civil Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Electronics Engineering, Instrumentation Engineering, and Computer Science. All the GATE Previous Year papers are compiled in one place on this web page.

GATE Exam Question Papers

GATE exam candidates can click the respective PDF links provided down below in the article to access the GATE Previous Year Question Papers for the required branch. Meanwhile, we have also attempted to offer GATE exams Marking Schemes 2022, here in this article. Therefore, by referring to the question papers and the GATE exam pattern, candidates can better understand how best to write the answers for the questions that could appear in the GATE exams 2022.

GATE Exam Papers are the best resource for the candidates to practise and get an idea about the question types repeatedly asked in the GATE exams. By solving these question papers, candidates can quickly gauge their performance and get an idea about their preparation level for the GATE Exams. We have already established that the GATE Previous Year Papers are very crucial as it helps the candidate to get an idea about the marks distribution and the question paper pattern.

Browse through the GATE Exam Papers

Get ready for the GATE Exams by solving the GATE Question Papers after preparing for the exams and following a thorough revision of the respective branch or subject. Candidates can access the latest question papers by browsing these links provided below:

If any candidate is looking to solve a wide variety of questions of different difficulty levels, they should access these GATE exam papers. Designed as per the latest GATE syllabus and reference material, these question papers come in real handy. However, to crack these questions and ace the GATE exams, candidates need to have a proper grasp of the subjects required for the particular branch of Engineering. The GATE Previous Year Papers for the subjects Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry, Architecture and planning, Mechanical Engineering, Civil Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Electronics Engineering and Computer Science can be found year-wise in the list provided below.

GATE Exam Papers Year Wise

For the convenience of the candidates, we have compiled here the GATE Exam Question Papers for the past few years. Therefore, we have provided below in this article the links to access the question papers for GATE Exams 2022 from the year 2016 to 2021.

Gate Previous Year Question Papers 2016 to 2021

GATE Exam Papers Subject Wise

We have also provided here the subject wise links for the candidates to access and solve for practice. Find here the GATE Exam Papers for subjects such as Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry, Architecture and planning, Mechanical Engineering, Civil Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Electronics Engineering, Instrumentation Engineering and Computer Science.

GATE Exam Mechanical Engineering Previous Year Question Paper

GATE Exam Civil Engineering Previous Year Question Papers

GATE Exam Electrical Engineering Previous Year Question Papers

GATE Exam Electronics Engineering Previous Year Question Papers

GATE Exam Instrumentation Engineering Previous Year Question Papers

GATE Exam Architecture and Planning Previous Year Question Papers

GATE Exam Mathematics Previous Year Question Papers

GATE Exam Physics Previous Year Question Papers

GATE Exam Chemistry Previous Year Question Papers

List of Subjects for GATE 2022 Exam

A candidate has the option to appear for either one or two subject papers. If any candidate opts for two papers, then the combination of papers must be from the approved list of combinations. These should also be subject to the availability of infrastructure and date.

First, find below the list of papers and their respective codes. We have also provided a list of secondary papers that can be combined with the primary paper.

SUBJECTS CODES
1. Aerospace Engineering AE
2. Agricultural Engineering AG
3. Architecture and Planning AR
4. Biomedical Engineering BM
5. Biotechnology BT
6. Civil Engineering CE
7. Chemical Engineering CH
8. Computer Science and Information Technology CS
9. Chemistry CY
10. Electronics and Communication Engineering EC
11. Electrical Engineering EE
12. Environmental Science and Engineering

12. Ecology and Evolution

ES

EY

13. Geology and Geophysics GG
14. Instrumentation Engineering IN
15. Mathematics MA
16. Mechanical Engineering ME
17. Mining Engineering MN
18. Metallurgical Engineering MT
19. Petroleum Engineering PE
20. Physics PH
21. Production and Industrial Engineering PI
22. Statistics ST
23. Textile Engineering and Fibre Science TF
24. Engineering Sciences XE*
25. Humanities and Social Science XH**
26. Life Sciences XL***
*XE PAPER SECTIONS CODES
Engineering Mathematics (Compulsory Subject) (15 Marks) A
Any Two Optional Sections ( 2 x 35 = 70 Marks)
Fluid Mechanics B
Material Science C
Solid Mechanics D
Thermodynamics E
Polymer Science and Engineering F
Food Technology G
Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences H
** XH PAPER SECTIONS CODES
Reasoning and Comprehension (Compulsory) (25 Marks) B1
Any one Optional Section (60 Marks)
Economics C1
English C2
Linguistics C3
Philosophy C4
Psychology C5
Sociology C6
*** XL PAPER SECTIONS CODES
Chemistry (Compulsory) (25 Marks) P
Any Two Optional Sections (2 x 30= 60 Marks)
Biochemistry Q
Botany R
Microbiology S
Zoology T
Food Technology U

The total marks of each paper are counted as 100, with the Common General Aptitude (GA) Section of each paper accounting for 15 marks, and 85 marks were assigned from the main subjects. Meanwhile, find also below the list of primary paper codes and its corresponding secondary paper codes to choose from:

Primary Paper Codes Corresponding Secondary Paper Codes
AE XE
AG ES
AR CE
BM BT/XL
BT BM/ XL
CE AR/ ES
CH CY/PE/XE
CS MA
CY CH/XL
EC IN /PH
EE IN
ES AG/CE
EY XL
GG MN/PE/PH
IN EC/EE/PH
MA CS / PH / ST
ME XE
MN GG/XE
MT PH / XE
PE CH / GG / XE
PH EC / GG / IN / MA / MT / ST
PI XE
ST MA /PH
TF XE
XE AE / CH / ME / MN / MT / PE / PI / TF
XH _______
XL BM / BT / CY / EY

Meanwhile, find also the GATE Exam pattern below:

GATE Exam Pattern 2022

The duration of the GATE exam is 3 hours, and the number of papers for the GATE exams is 29. Sections of the GATE exam paper also include General Aptitude (GA) and the candidate’s selected subject. The Question paper also has Multiple Choice Questions (MCQs) and the rest as Multiple Select Questions and/or Numerical Answer Types (NAT) Questions.

Number of Questions in the paper also include 10 (GA) + 55 (Subject) = 65 Questions.

Meanwhile, the distribution of Marks in all Papers except AR, CY, EY, GG, MA, PH, XH and XL is given as General Aptitude (15 Marks) + Engineering Mathematics (13 Marks) + Subject Questions (72 Marks). Also, the distribution of Marks in papers AR, CY, EY, GG, MA, PH, XH and XL are General Aptitude (15 Marks) + Subject Questions (85 Marks). All questions asked are of 1 or 2 marks.

In the meantime, for further details about GATE Exam Pattern and the other exam resources, stay tuned to BYJU’S.

Frequently Asked Questions on GATE 2022 Previous Year Question Paper

If a paper is being held in more than one session, Is it possible for me to appear in any of the sessions of that particular paper?

It is not allowed. Each candidate will be assigned to only one of the multiple sessions of a particular paper, which is being held in multiple sessions. Under any circumstances, a candidate will not be allowed to appear in a session in which his/her candidature is not assigned.

Am I permitted to change my GATE Examination Paper, after submission of the application?

Yes, it is possible to change the GATE examination paper after submitting the application. Only after the last date for application submission, a request for the change of GATE Examination Paper will be entertained against additional payment till a specified date. Any request after this particular date will not be considered.

Am I permitted to change my GATE Examination City, after submission of the application?

Yes, it is possible. Only after the last date for application submission, a request for the change of examination city will be entertained against additional payment till a specified date. Any request after this date will NOT be considered.

In case of permitted delayed entry in the examination hall, will I get extra time corresponding to my delayed entry?

Yes, it is possible. Only after the last date for application submission, a request for the change of examination city will be entertained against additional payment till a specified date. Any request after this date will NOT be considered.

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