gate metallurgy 2023 exam pattern

The GATE Metallurgy 2023 test pattern contains information about the exam method. It contains the number of questions asked, sections, marking scheme. GATE Metallurgy exam pattern 2023 will assist candidates in understanding the format of the GATE Metallurgy question paper. Students should review the GATE Metallurgy 2023 syllabus in addition to the GATE exam pattern.

Students appearing for the GATE Metallurgy test should read the entire article to get more about the exam pattern for GATE 2023.

GATE Exam Pattern 2023

GATE 2023 exam pattern will be released on the official website of IIT Kanpur. Candidates can learn many crucial data about the GATE exam from the GATE exam pattern 2023, including the exam time, the types of questions, the number of questions from each section.

Examination mode Computer Based Test – Online
Exam duration 3 hours
Type of Questions MCQ, MSQ and NAT


Total number of questions: 65 Questions (100 Marks)
GATE Metallurgy (MT) Exam/ Test/ Paper Pattern Section A: General Aptitude Section B: Metallurgical Engineering (MT)
Number of questions 5 5 25 30
Marks per questions 1 2 1 2
Total marks 5 10 25 60
Question Types
Multiple Choice Questions (MCQs)
  • MCQ’s carrying 1 or 2 marks each.
  • Each of these questions will contain four options/answers.
  • out of which ONLY ONE choice is correct.

Negative Marking:

  • For 1-mark MCQs, 1/3 mark is deducted for a wrong answer.
  • For 2 marks MCQs, 2/3 mark is deducted for a wrong answer
Multiple Select Questions (MSQs)
  • MSQs carrying 1 or 2 marks each.
  • Each of these questions will contain four options/answers
  • Out of which ONE or MORE than ONE choice(s) are correct

Negative Marking:

  • There is NO negative marking for a wrong answer in MSQ questions.
  • There is NO partial credit for choosing partially correct combinations of choices or any single wrong choice.
Numerical Answer Type (NAT)
  • NAT questions carrying 1 or 2 marks each.
  • No choices will be shown for these types of questions.
  • For these questions, the answer is a signed real number, It needs to be entered by the candidate using the virtual numeric keypad on the monitor (the keyboard of the computer will be disabled)
  • The answer can be an integer, up to one decimal, up to two decimal, or up to three decimal. Depending on what has been asked in the question, the student needs to enter the digits accordingly.

Negative Marking:

·        There is NO negative marking for a wrong answer in NAT questions.

·        There is NO partial credit in NAT questions.

GATE Metallurgy 2023 Question Paper Structure

Question Paper Structure
Recall Questions:


These are based on facts, principles, formulae or laws. The candidate is expected to be able to obtain the answer either from his memory of the subject or at most from a one-line computation.
Comprehension Questions:


These questions test the candidates understanding of the basics of the field, by requiring him to draw simple conclusions from fundamental ideas.
Application Questions:


In these questions, the candidate is expected to apply his knowledge either through computation or by logical reasoning.
Analysis and Synthesis Questions:


These can be linked answer questions, where the answer to the first question of the pair is required in order to answer its successor. Or these can be common data questions, in which two questions share the same data but can be solved independently of each other.

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