GATE 2018: The Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Guwahati has released the answer keys and question papers for the Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering (GATE) on the official website – appsgate.iitg.ac.in. The exam was held on February 3, 4 and February 10, 11, 2018 (9 am to 12 pm and 2 pm to 5 pm) for a total of 23 subjects. Last week, IIT Guwahati had released the response sheet.
The candidates will get three-days to submit their representations to GATE answer key. The candidates will be able to challenge the answer key from February 21 to 23. GATE 2018 result is expected to release by March 17. The result is expected to release by March 17.
GATE 2018 answer keys, here’s how to check
Step 1: Go to the official website mentioned above
Step 2: On the homepage, click on GATE 2018 answer keys link
Step 3: Login with you enrollment id/ email address and password
Step 3: The answer keys will be displayed
Step 4: Download and check them carefully
The exam had two sections containing 65 questions in total. The paper was for 100 marks and candidates had three hours to score. The paper contained questions on general aptitude (15 marks), engineering mathematics (10-13 marks) and core engineering area.
Candidates will be able to download the scorecards from March 20 to May 31 from the GOAPS portal. No hard copies of the same will be issued. GATE score is valid for three years from the date of announcement of the results. GATE 2018 qualified candidates will be eligible for admission to Post Graduate Programs (Masters & Doctoral) in Engineering/ Technology/ Architecture/ Science. Some Public Sector Undertakings (PSUs) such as BHEL, GAIL, HAL, NTPC, NPCIL, ONGC etc also use the GATE scores for recruitment.
GATE 2018 analysis
In the forenoon session, the paper was more on conceptual understanding and involved logical reasonings than being formula based. The weightage in manufacturing technology was around 13 per cent to 14 per cent which is lesser than that of last year. The questions related to Thermal engineering and heat transfer were lesser in number, had same weightage as last year and required conceptual understanding to answer them.
The weightage in SOM, Vibrations, TOM and Machine Design was more and were time-consuming questions. Level of questions in engineering maths and aptitude was easy with a lesser number of questions in engineering maths and most of them could be answered within a short time. As like last year, the number of questions in NAT was more in number as compared to MCQs.
Overall, the paper was easy to moderate as compared to last year.
The number of NAT questions were more than that of the MCQs and had more weightage as well. The weightage for Manufacturing Technology was the highest and a lot of questions were lengthy. One mark questions were mostly easy and very few were of medium level. The paper, on the whole, required more logical thinking and conceptual analysis.
Overall the paper was found to be easy to moderate.