GATE Question Papers

GATE Question Papers: Check here important GATE previous year question paper with solution which is effective for GATE 2021 exam preparation. We are sharing GATE 2020 question papers and answer key PDF for all branches. You can download PDF of GATE previous year papers (2020/2019/2018/2017) to understand the difficulty level and type of questions asked in the exam.

GATE Question Papers: Download GATE Previous Year Papers (2019, 2018, 2017, 2016)

Candidates are provided here the GATE questions papers for all the subjects. GATE previous year’s question papers for all the subjects are available below in pdf format. Candidates can check and download the GATE question papers for all the disciplines to prepare for the exam. The GATE 2021 exam will be conducted on February 5 to 7 and 12 to 14. All students seeking admission in M.Tech courses through the entrance test can check and attempt the GATE question papers according to the exam they are preparing for. By going through GATE question papers, students can acquaint themselves with the exam pattern, type of questions asked, weightage given to each section, marking scheme and other important aspects of the GATE 2021. Candidates are advised to check the GATE 2021 syllabus before attempting the question papers. Candidates can go through the complete article to get access to GATE 2021 question papers.

GATE Question Papers: Exam Date

GATE is jointly conducted by the Indian Institute of Science (IISc) and any one of the seven old IITs on a rotational basis. The GATE 2021 schedule/important dates are as under:

Event Day Date
GATE Online Application Processing System (GOAPS) Website Opens Monday 14th September 2020
Closing Date of REGULAR Online Registration/Application Portal Wednesday 30th September 2020
End of the EXTENDED Period for Online Registration/Application
(with late fee)
Wednesday 7th October 2020
Last Date for Change of Category, Paper and Examination City
(an additional fee will be applicable)
Friday 13th November 2020
Availability of Admit Card on the Online Application Portal
(for download and printing)
Friday 8th January 2021
GATE 2021 Friday
Saturday
Sunday
Friday
Saturday
Sunday
5th February 2021
6th February 2021
7th February 2021
12th February 2021
13th February 2021
14th February 2021
Announcement of Results in the Online Application Portal Monday 22nd March 2021

GATE 2021 Question Paper

The authorities will release the question papers and answer key of GATE 2021 on the official website after the conclusion of the exam. The official GATE 2021 question papers and answer key will be updated here as soon as it will be released by the authorities.

How to check and download GATE question papers?

  1. The question papers of GATE are available for download in the table given above.

  2. Candidates appearing for GATE 2021 can find the paper they applied for and check the question paper of the respective discipline.

  3. Candidates can also check the provisional and final answer keys of the respective question paper through the table given above.

Benefits of solving previous year’s GATE Question Papers

  • By solving previous year question papers of GATE, candidates will be able to get an idea about the nature of questions that will be asked in the exam.

  • Also, by solving previous years GATE question papers, students will be able to establish how much weightage is given to topics and sections.

  • Apart from getting acquainted with the nature of questions and weightage to topics, candidates appearing for the entrance exam can improve on other important attributes relating to the exam such as management of time, ability to solve tricky problems, keen eye for details, speed of solving questions and a lot more.

Along with solving the previous year question papers of GATE, candidates were advised to refer to the GATE syllabus 2021 to get in-depth knowledge of topics and subjects from where the questions were asked in the exam.

GATE 2019 Question Papers With Answer Key

Candidates can download the last year questions papers of GATE 2019 below:

Paper Name Question Paper Answer Key
AE: Aerospace Engineering View View
AG: Agricultural Engineering View View
AR: Architecture and Planning View View
BM: Biomedical Engineering View View
BT: Biotechnology View View
CE: Civil Engineering View (Session-1)View (Session-2) View (Session-1)View (Session-2)
CH: Chemical Engineering View View
CS: Computer Sc. and Information Technology View View
CY: Chemistry View View
EC: Electronics and Communication Engg. View View
EE: Electrical Engineering View View
EY: Ecology and Evolution View View
GG: Geology and Geophysics View View
IN: Instrumentation Engineering View View
MA: Mathematics View View
ME: Mechanical Engineering View (Session-1)View (Session-2) View (Session-1)View (Session-2)
MN: Mining Engineering View View
MT: Metallurgical Engineering View View
PE: Petroleum Engineering View View
PH: Physics View View
PI: Production and Industrial Engineering View View
ST: Statistics View View
TF: Textile Engineering and Fibre Science View View
Engineering Mathematics View View
Fluid Mechanics, XE-C: Materials Science, XE-D: Solid Mechanics, XE-E: Thermodynamics, XE-F: Polymer Science and Engineering, XE-G: Food Technology, XE-H: Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences View View
XL-P: Chemistry, XL-Q: Biochemistry, XL-R: Botany, XL-S: Microbiology, XL-T: Zoology, XL-U: Food Technology View View

GATE 2018 Question Papers With Answer Key

The question papers of GATE 2018 for all streams along with answer keys are as follows:

GATE Papers Question Papers Answers Key
Aerospace Engineering (AE)  Click Here  Click Here
Agricultural Engineering (AG)  Click Here  Click Here
Architecture and Planning (AR)  Click Here  Click Here
Biotechnology (BT)  Click Here  Click Here
Civil Engineering (CE) CE-01CE-02 CE-01 KeyCE-02 Key
Chemical Engineering (CH) Click Here  Click Here
Computer Science and Information Engineering (CS) Click Here  Click Here
Chemistry(CY) Click Here  Click Here
Electronics and Communication Engineering (EC) Click Here  Click Here
Electrical Engineering (EE) Click Here  Click Here
Ecology and Evolution (EY)  Click Here  Click Here
Geology and Geophysics (GG) Click Here  Click Here
Instrumentation Engineering (IN) Click Here  Click Here
Mathematics (MA) Click Here  Click Here
Mechanical Engineering (ME) ME – 01ME – 02 ME-01 KeyME-02 Key
Mining Engineering (MN) Click Here  Click Here
Metallurgical Engineering (MT) Click Here  Click Here
Petroleum Engineering (PE) Click Here  Click Here
Physics (PH) Click Here  Click Here
Production and Industrial Engineering (PI) Click Here  Click Here
Textile Engineering and Fibre Science (TF) Click Here  Click Here

GATE Question Papers For Engineering Sciences (XE) 2018

Papers Question Paper
 Engineering Mathematics (XE-A)  Click Here
 Fluid Mechanics (XE-B)  Click Here
 Material Science (XE-C)  Click Here
 Solid Mechanics (XE-D)  Click Here
 Thermodynamics (XE-E)  Click Here
 Polymer Science and Engineering (XE-F)  Click Here
 Food Technology (XE-G)  Click Here
 Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences (XE-H)  Click Here

Download Engineering Sciences (XE) Answer Key for all Papers Here —> Engineering Sciences Answer Key

GATE Question Papers For Life Sciences (XL) 2018

Papers Question Paper
 Chemistry (XL-P)  Click Here
 Biochemistry (XL-Q)  Click Here
 Botany (XL-R)  Click Here
 Microbiology (XL-S)  Click Here
 Zoology (XL-T)  Click Here
 Food Technology (XL-U)  Click Here

Download Life Sciences (XL) Answer Key for all Papers Here —> Life Sciences Answer Key

GATE Question Papers 2017

The question papers of GATE 2017 for all the branches are as follows:

GATE Papers Question Papers With Solutions
Aerospace Engineering (AE)  Click Here
Agricultural Engineering (AG)  Click Here
Architecture and Planning (AR)  Click Here
Biotechnology (BT)  Click Here
Civil Engineering (CE) CE-01CE-02
Chemical Engineering (CH) Click Here
Computer Science and Information Engineering (CS) CS-01CS-02
Chemistry(CY) Click Here
Electronics and Communication Engineering (EC) EC-01EC-02
Electrical Engineering (EE) EE-01EE-02
Ecology and Evolution (EY)  Click Here
Geology and Geophysics (GG) Click Here
Instrumentation Engineering (IN) Click Here
Mathematics (MA) Click Here
Mechanical Engineering (ME) ME – 01ME – 02
Mining Engineering (MN) Click Here
Metallurgical Engineering (MT) Click Here
Petroleum Engineering (PE) Click Here
Physics (PH) Click Here
Production and Industrial Engineering (PI) Click Here
Textile Engineering and Fibre Science (TF) Click Here

GATE Question Papers For Engineering Sciences (XE) 2017

Papers Question Paper
 Engineering Mathematics (XE-A)  Click Here
 Fluid Mechanics (XE-B)  Click Here
 Material Science (XE-C)  Click Here
 Solid Mechanics (XE-D)  Click Here
 Thermodynamics (XE-E)  Click Here
 Polymer Science and Engineering (XE-F)  Click Here
 Food Technology (XE-G)  Click Here
 Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences (XE-H)  Click Here

GATE Question Papers For Life Sciences (XL) 2017

Papers Question Paper
 Chemistry (XL-P)  Click Here
 Biochemistry (XL-Q)  Click Here
 Botany (XL-R)  Click Here
 Microbiology (XL-S)  Click Here
 Zoology (XL-T)  Click Here
 Food Technology (XL-U)  Click Here

GATE Question Papers 2016

The question papers of GATE 2016 for all the branches are as follows:

GATE Papers Question Papers With Solutions
Aerospace Engineering (AE)  Click Here
Agricultural Engineering (AG)  Click Here
Architecture and Planning (AR)  Click Here
Biotechnology (BT)  Click Here
Civil Engineering (CE) CE-01CE-02
Chemical Engineering (CH) Click Here
Computer Science and Information Engineering (CS) CS-01CS-02
Chemistry(CY) Click Here
Electronics and Communication Engineering (EC) EC-01EC-02 EC-03
Electrical Engineering (EE) EE-01EE-02
Ecology and Evolution (EY)  Click Here
Geology and Geophysics (GG) Click Here
Instrumentation Engineering (IN) Click Here
Mathematics (MA) Click Here
Mechanical Engineering (ME) ME – 01ME – 02 ME – 03
Mining Engineering (MN) Click Here
Metallurgical Engineering (MT) Click Here
Petroleum Engineering (PE) Click Here
Physics (PH) Click Here
Production and Industrial Engineering (PI) Click Here
Textile Engineering and Fibre Science (TF) Click Here

GATE Question Papers For Engineering Sciences (XE) 2016

Papers Question Paper
 Engineering Mathematics (XE-A)  Click Here
 Fluid Mechanics (XE-B)  Click Here
 Material Science (XE-C)  Click Here
 Solid Mechanics (XE-D)  Click Here
 Thermodynamics (XE-E)  Click Here
 Polymer Science and Engineering (XE-F)  Click Here
 Food Technology (XE-G)  Click Here

GATE Questions Papers For Life Sciences (XL) 2016

Papers Question Paper
 Chemistry (XL-H)  Click Here
 Biochemistry (XL-I)  Click Here
 Botany (XL-J)  Click Here
 Microbiology (XL-K)  Click Here
 Zoology (XL-L)  Click Here
 Food Technology (XL-M)  Click Here

Now you have enough number of GATE previous year papers to start with. Solve these GATE previous year question papers and take enough mock tests. Keep revising regularly and make sure you have in-depth conceptual knowledge of the topics you have studied.

Frequently Asked Question (FAQs) – GATE Question Papers

Question: Where can I download GATE question papers?

Answer: The authorities release the GATE question papers on the official gate website-http://gate.iitd.ac.in. Candidates can simply download the question papers as a PDF file.

Question: Will I also find answers with the official GATE papers?

Answer: Yes, the authorities will also release GATE answer key with the official papers.

Question: Can I download all the GATE question papers for all subjects?

Answer: Yes, GATE question papers for all 25 subjects are available on the official website

Question: What is the marking scheme of GATE?

Answer: As per GATE exam pattern, the question paper has 1 mark and 2 mark questions. For a 1 mark question, 1/3 mark is deducted for wrong answer, and for a 2 mark question, 2/3 marks are deducted for the wrong answer. There is no negative marking for Numerical Answer Type (NAT) questions.