GATE JRF Exam Pattern 2023: Marking Scheme, Weightage

GATE JRF Exam Pattern 2023: Marking Scheme, Weightage

ByRenuka Miglani  |  Updated on: Aug 1, 2022
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CSIR GATE JRF Exam Pattern 2023: The aspirants for the GATE JRF Exam 2022 must be aware of the exam pattern before appearing for the examination. The CSIR GATE JRF Exam Pattern contains the types and number of questions asked, the amount of time allowed to complete the examination and the marking scheme of the different sections of the GATE JRF Exam 2023. 

GAE JRF 2023 Exam Pattern

Two more subjects, 'Naval Architecture & Marine Engineering and Geomatics Engineering, were added by the exam conducting authorities last year for the GATE JRF Exam. The candidates can check the article below to acknowledge every important aspect of the CSIR GATE JRF Exam Pattern 2023. 

The aspirants can check the table below and go through all important highlights mentioned for the Examination Pattern of the CSIR GATE JRF Exam 2023.

Particulars

Details

Mode Of The Examination 

Computer Based Test (Online)

Duration Of The Examination

3 Hours

Number of Papers in GATE Exam 2023 

29 Papers

 Number Of Sections

Two Sections

  • General Aptitude (GA)

  • Candidate Selected Subject

Formation of The Questions

The questions are formed to test the following abilities of the candidate-

  • Application ability

  • Analysis ability

  • Comprehension ability

  • Recalling ability

  • Synthesis Ability

Type of Questions Formed

  • Multiple Choice Questions (MCQs)

  • Numerical Answer Type (NAT) Questions
  • Multiple Select Questions (MCQs)

Number of Questions in total

65 Questions

Distribution of Questions in all Papers except GG, MA, PH AR, CY, EY, and XL

General Aptitude - 15 Marks

Engineering Mathematics - 13 Marks

Subject Questions - 72 Marks

Distribution of Questions in AR, PH, XH, CY, EY, GG, MA, and XL

General Aptitude - 15 Marks

Questions from Subject Concerned - 85 Marks

Total Marks Of The Examination

100 Marks

Marking Scheme followed

All of the questions will be worth 1 or 2 marks

Negative Marking Scheme

Two types of MCQs:

  • MCQs - 1 mark gained for each correct answer; every wrong answer will get 1/3 mark deducted.

  • MCQs - 2 marks gained for each correct answer; every wrong answer will get 2/3 marks deducted. There is no negative marking for Numerical Answer Type questions.

  • NO negative marking was included for MSQ & NAT.

CSIR GATE JRF Exam Pattern 2023 - Subject Weightage

Check the table given below to acknowledge the subject weightage based on the paper code

Paper Code

Exam Pattern

 MA, PH, AR, CY, GG, EY, XH, and XL

GA (General Aptitude) – 15

The subject of the Paper – 85

Marking Scheme Of CSIR GATE JRF Exam Pattern 2023

Check the table given below to acknowledge the marking science according to the paper codes

GATE Paper CodeGeneral Aptitude (GA) MarksSubject MarksTotal MarksTotal Time (Minutes)
AR [Part A + Part B (B1: Architecture or B2: Planning)]1560 + 25100180
AE, AG, BM, BT, CE, CH, CS, CY, EC, EE, ES, EY, IN, MA, ME, MN, MT, NM, PE, PH, PI, TF, ST1585100180
GE [Part A + Part B (Section I or Section II)1555 + 30100180
GG [Part A + Part B (Section 1: Geology or Section 2: Geophysics)]1525 + 60100180
XL (Section P + Any TWO Sections)1525 + (2 x 30)100100
XE (Section A + Any TWO Sections)1515 + (2 x 35)100180
XH (Section B1 + Any ONE Section)1525 + 60100180

GATE JRF 2023 Question Paper Pattern

The aspirants looking forward to appearing in the CSIR GATE JRF Exam 2023 must know the question paper pattern before appearing for the examination. Check the important information given below to acknowledge every important detail on the question paper pattern for the CSIR GATE JRF exam.

Life Science (XL) Paper

  • The question paper consists of General Aptitude (GA) + Chemistry (Compulsory) sections along with any two optional Sections that include Botany, Biochemistry, Microbiology, Food Technology, and Zoology.
  • There will be 10 Questions from General Aptitude and 55 subject-based questions. Hence there will be 65 questions in total.
  • The General Aptitude (Section A) consists of 5 questions containing 1 mark and the rest of 5 questions containing 2 Marks.
  • The Chemistry (Compulsory Section) contains 9 questions containing 1 mark each and the rest 8 questions with 2 marks each (Only two optional sections can be answered at a time).
  • The optional sections (Biochemistry, Microbiology, Botany, Food Technology, Zoology) contain 19 questions with a total of 30 marks.
  • For every question with 1 mark, the negative marking will be 1/3 mark, whereas questions with 2 marks will have the negative marks of 2/3 marks.
  • The question paper will be of a total of 100 Marks.

Physical Science Paper

  • The question paper consists of 10 Questions from General Aptitude and 55 questions based on the subject.
  • The General Aptitude (Section A) consists of 5 questions containing 1 mark and the rest of 5 questions containing 2 Marks.
  • The candidates must attempt section A. 
  • For every question with 1 mark, the negative marking will be 1/3 mark, whereas questions with 2 marks will have the negative marks of 2/3 marks.

Check CSIR GATE JRF Syllabus to understand more about the exam.

Chemical Science Paper

The question paper consists of 10 Questions from General Aptitude and 55 questions based on the subject.

  • The General Aptitude (Section A) consists of 5 questions containing 1 mark and the rest of 5 questions containing 2 Marks.
  • The candidates must attempt section A. 
  • For every question carrying 1 mark, the negative marking will be 1/3 mark, whereas questions carrying 2 marks will have the negative marks of 2/3 mark.

Computer Science Paper

  • The question paper consists of 10 Questions from General Aptitude and 55 questions based on the subject.
  • The General Aptitude (Section A) consists of 5 questions containing 1 mark and the rest of 5 questions containing 2 Marks.
  • The candidates must attempt section A. 
  • For every question with 1 mark, the negative marking will be 1/3 mark, whereas questions with 2 marks will have the negative marks of 2/3 marks.

JRF GATE Exam Pattern FAQs

  • The CSIR GATE JRF Exam Pattern contains the types and number of questions asked, the amount of time allowed to complete the examination and the marking scheme of the different sections of the GATE JRF Exam 2023. 

  • There are two more subjects 'Naval Architecture & Marine Engineering and Geomatics Engineering' that have been added by the exam conducting authorities last year for the GATE JRF Exam.

  • According to the CSIR GATE JRF Exam Pattern 2022, the paper contains of questions like-

    • Multiple Choice Questions (MCQs)
    • Numerical Answer Type (NAT) Questions
    • Multiple Select Questions (MSQs)
  • There are total of 65 Questions in CSIR GATE JRF Exam 2022 in total.

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