Gate Mathematics Question Paper Instructions

MA: Mathematics

   Duration : 180 Minutes                                                                                                     Total Marks : 100

Read the following instructions carefully

  • Go through various question palette symbols and understand their meanings before starting the examination.


  • After the start of the examination, you can view all the questions by clicking on the Question Paper button on the screen.



  • This question paper consists of 2 sections, General Aptitude (GA) section for 15 marks and the subject specific section (MA) for 85 marks. Both these sections are compulsory.


  • The GA section consists of 10 questions. Question numbers 1 to 5 are of 1 mark each, while question numbers 6 to 10 are of 2 marks each.


  • The subject specific MA section consists of 55 questions, out of which question numbers 1 to 25 are of 1 mark each, while question numbers 26 to 55 are of 2 marks each.


  • Use the data given in the question while answering that question. If such data are not given, and the paper has useful data, then the same can be viewed by clicking on the Useful Data button that appears at the top, right-hand side of the screen.


  • The question paper consists of Multiple Choice Questions (MCQ) and Numerical Answer Type (NAT).


  • Multiple choice type questions have four choices A, B, C, D, out of which only ONE is the correct answer. Select the answer by clicking on the radio button placed before the choice, with the help of the mouse.


  • For numerical answer type questions, a numerical answer should be entered with the help of the mouse and the virtual numeric keypad, which will appear below the question.


  • All those questions that are not attempted will carry zero marks. However, wrong answers for multiple choice type questions (MCQ) will carry NEGATIVE marks.


  • For multiple choice type questions, a wrong answering will lead to deduction of ⅓ marks for a 1-mark question and ⅔ marks for a 2-mark question.
  • There is no negative marking for NAT questions.


  • Your answers will be saved on the server periodically and also at the end of the examination. The examination will stop automatically at the end of 180 minutes.


  • You are not allowed to leave the examination hall until the completion of the examination.


  • Charts, graph sheets, calculators and mathematical tables are NOT allowed in the examination hall. You must use the scribble pad provided to you in the examination hall for your rough work, which must be returned at the end of the examination.





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GATE Mathematics Paper Instructions

GATE MA -Mathematics – Syllabus





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July 8, 2019

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