12 Lakh students took GATE 2012 exam | GATE 1st Paper analysis
Hyderabad, February 12: A staggering 12 lakh aspirants took the GATE examination today. GATE or Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering is an All-India Examination conducted jointly by the Indian Institute of Science (IISc), Bangalore and the seven Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs) for admission to Post Graduate programs in engineering, technology, architecture and pharmacy at national level.
Here is a paper analysis provided by CL GATE Aspire team on GATE ‘12 1st paper paper.
On GATE 2012 – Morning session (9am-12 pm)
GATE 2012 largely followed the pattern of last year’s paper, as previously announced in the GATE ‘12 prospectus. The paper consisted of 65 questions with a maximum score of 100 marks. The questions were MCQ type with 4 options. Every wrong answer incurred a negative marking of 1/3
The GATE 2012 question-wise breakup of the paper was as follows:
Engineering Mathematics: 15 marks
General aptitude (Verbal Ability & Numerical Ability): 15 marks
Core Engineering Subjects: 70 marks
However, this year cut-offs are likely to be slightly higher* for both the papers (keeping in view the large number of students appearing in GATE 2012).Overall, it was a scoring paper for students with strong fundamentals.
GATE 2012 CS / IT – Analysis
In general, this paper was slightly tougher as compared to GATE ‘11. A majority of the questions were from DBMS & Data Structure & Algorithm and Computer Network whereas very few questions were seen from Compiler Design. Surprisingly, there were no questions from Software Engineering. In terms of the difficulty level, questions from TOC & DMGT were the toughest and questions on DBMS and Data structure were the easiest.
GATE 2012 saw the weight-age allotted to Computer Networks increase from 6% to 13%, while the weight-age allotted to Computer Organization decreased from 16% to 3% as compared to last year. There was very change in the weight-age of subjects like Maths, Compiler Design & Digital.
GATE 2012 Mechanical Engineering – Analysis
In general, the difficulty level of this paper was similar to that of the last year. GATE ‘12 saw the weight-age allotted to Manufacturing & Production Engineering increase from 12 % to 16%, while the weight-age allotted to Thermodynamics decreased from 19% to 13%. There was very little change in the weight-age of subjects like Maths, General Aptitude & Applied Mechanics & Design.
About 21% questions were from Manufacturing section whereas very few questions were seen from Thermal Science which includes Thermodynamics, Fluid Mechanics & Heat Transfer. In terms of the difficulty level, questions from Mechanics & design were the toughest.
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