CATALYST Center Of Excellence Pvt. Ltd. provides Coaching/Test Series (both Online and Offline) for GATE Examination in the following two subjects:-
|1. Biotechnology (BT)?
2. Ecology and Evolution (EY)
Pattern of Question PapersThe GATE examination consists of a single paper of 3-hour duration that contains 65 questions carrying a maximum of 100 marks, out of which 10 questions carrying a total of 15 marks are in General Aptitude (GA).
In the paper bearing the code BT, the Engineering Mathematics will carry around 13% of the total marks, the General Aptitude section will carry 15% of the total marks and the remaining percentage of the total marks is devoted to the subject of the paper.
In the paper bearing the code EY, the General Aptitude section will carry 15% of the total marks and the remaining 85% of the total marks is devoted to the subject of the paper. The question paper would contain questions of two different types in various papers:
|(i) Multiple Choice Questions (MCQ) carrying 1 or 2 marks each in all papers and sections. These questions are objective in nature, and each will have a choice of four answers, out of which the candidate has to mark the correct answer(s).
(ii) Numerical Answer Questions of 1 or 2 marks each in all papers and sections. For these questions the answer is a real number, to be entered by the candidate using the virtual keypad. No choices will be shown for this type of questions.
The examination for all the papers will be carried out in an ONLINE Computer Based Test (CBT) mode. The candidates are required to either select the answer (for MCQ type) or enter the answer for numerical answer type question using a mouse on a virtual keyboard (keyboard of the computer will be disabled). At the end of the 3-hour window, the computer will automatically close the screen from further actions.
|Design of Questions
The questions in a paper may be designed to test the following abilities:
The questions based on the above logics may be a mix of single standalone statement/phrase/data type questions, combination of option codes type questions or match items type questions.
(iv) Analysis and Synthesis
All questions that are not attempted will result in zero marks. For 1-mark multiple-choice questions, 1/3 marks will be deducted for a wrong answer. Likewise, for 2-marks multiple-choice questions, 2/3 marks will be deducted for a wrong answer. There is no negative marking for numerical answer type questions.
General Aptitude (GA) Questions
In all papers, GA questions carry a total of 15 marks. The GA section includes 5 questions carrying 1 mark each (sub-total 5 marks) and 5 questions carrying 2 marks each (sub-total 10 marks).
All candidates have to apply via ONLINE only. For GATE all information related to the candidates will be available in a single GATE Online Application Processing System (GOAPS). Candidates have to register/enroll and fill the application via ONLINE mode ONLY by accessing the zonal GATE websites of IISc and any of the seven IITs. The photograph and signature of the applicant must be uploaded during the online application. All Supporting documents should be sent online only. No hard copy will be accepted. Please note that application forms are not available for sale anywhere else.
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