GATE Previous Year Question Paper: Download PDF with Solution

By Himanshu Bajpai|Updated : September 23rd, 2022

GATE Previous Year Question Paper for various years is uploaded here for candidates to download and prepare for the upcoming exam. IIT Kharagpur released the official GATE question paper 2022 and its official answer key this year. The question papers consist of General Aptitude and respective Engineering subject questions. To provide simplicity, we have segregated GATE Previous Year Question Paper for various years for the respective branches in downloadable PDF format.

The GATE question paper will help aspirants to understand the exam pattern and the difficulty level of the questions in a better way. It will be easier for aspirants to track the preparation of the entire syllabus by solving these question papers. Download the GATE previous year's question paper PDF for various years from below and solve each one of the questions to ameliorate your preparation.

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GATE Previous Year Question Paper

GATE's previous year's question paper is the collection of the officially released question papers provided during the GATE exam over the years. These papers will help candidates to understand what to anticipate from the upcoming examination.

Solving the previous year's question paper will help candidates understand the exam structure, important topics of the GATE syllabus, and the difficulty level of the questions asked in the exam. Candidates can download the previous year's papers along with the official answer key for 2022, 2021, 2020, 2019, 2018, and 2017 from the direct links provided in the coming sections.

GATE 2022 Question Paper

Check the list of GATE question papers for 2022 and the solutions for the following branches: Civil, Electronics and Communication, Electrical, and Computer Science Engineering. Candidates can directly download the question papers as per the shift of the GATE exam for free from the table provided below:

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GATE 2022 Mechanical Question Paper

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GATE 2022 ECE Question Paper

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GATE 2022 Electrical Question Paper

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GATE 2022 Civil Question Paper

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GATE 2022 CSE Question Paper

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GATE Previous Year Paper Analysis

IIT Kharagpur held the Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering (GATE) on 5, 6, 12, and 13 February 2022 for 29 GATE papers. Exam analysis of the GATE 2022 question paper is essential for prospective applicants. The overall difficulty level of the paper was assessed to be moderate to difficult, based on candidate input. We have provided the subject-wise links for the GATE previous year's paper analysis.

GATE 2021 Question Paper

GATE's previous year's question papers for subjects such as Mechanical, Electrical, and Computer Science Engineering were released by IIT Bombay. Download the GATE previous year question paper(2021) along with the answer key from here:

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GATE Mechanical Previous Year Question Paper

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GATE Previous Year Question Paper of ECE

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GATE Previous Year Question Paper of Electrical

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GATE Previous Year Paper of CSE

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Civil Previous Year Paper of Engineering (CE)

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GATE 2020 Question Paper

GATE question paper PDF 2020 for Mechanical, Electronics & Communication, Electrical, Civil, and Computer Science Engineering are provided here. IIT Delhi released these question papers.

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Mechanical Engineering (ME)

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Electronics and Communication Engineering (ECE)

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Electrical Engineering (EE)

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Computer Science and Engineering (CSE)

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Civil Engineering (CE)

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GATE 2019 Question Paper

As IIT Madras conducted the GATE 2019 exam, they released the official question paper for that year. You can download the GATE question paper 2019 subject-wise along with the solutions from the table provided below:

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GATE Question Paper 2019

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Mechanical Engineering (ME)

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Electronics and Communication Engineering (ECE)

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Electrical Engineering (EE)

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Computer Science and Engineering (CSE)

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Civil Engineering (CE)

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GATE Question Paper 2018

IIT Guwahati has released GATE question paper PDF for the following Engineering branches. You can download the subject-wise query papers and answer keys for your reference from the table provided below:

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GATE Previous Year Question Paper

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Mechanical Engineering (ME)

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Electronics and Communication Engineering (ECE)

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Electrical Engineering (EE)

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Computer Science and Engineering (CSE)

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Civil Engineering (CE)

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Aerospace Engineering (AE)

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Architecture and Planning (AR)

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Chemistry (CY)

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Agricultural Engineering (AG)

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Chemical Engineering (CH)

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Physics (PH)

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Mathematics (MA)

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Mining Engineering (MN)

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Biotechnology (BT)

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Instrumentation Engineering (IN)

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Ecology and Evolution (EY)

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Petroleum Engineering (PE)

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Textile Engineering and Fiber Science (TF)

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Metallurgical Engineering (MT)

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Production and Industrial Engineering (PI)

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Geology and Geophysics (GG)

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GATE Engineering Sciences (XE)

- Engineering Mathematics (XE-A)

- Material Sciences (XE-C)

- Fluid Mechanics (XE-B)

- Atmospheric & Oceanic Sciences (XE-H)

- Thermodynamics (XE-E)

- Polymer Science & Engineering (XE-F)

- Solid Mechanics (XE-D)

- Food Technology (XE-G)

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GATE Life Sciences (XL)

- Zoology (XL-T)

- Chemistry (XL-P)

- Botany (XL-R)

- Food Technology (XL-U)

- Microbiology (XL-S)

- Biochemistry (XL-Q)

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GATE 2017 Question Paper PDF

GATE question paper PDF for the year 2017 is given below for all the subjects released by IIT Roorkee. Let us now check the GATE question papers branch-wise mentioned in the table below.

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GATE Question Paper PDF

Aerospace Engineering

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Agricultural Engineering

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Architecture and Planning Engineering

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Biotechnology

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Civil Engineering (CE01)

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Civil Engineering (CE02)

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Chemical Engineering

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Computer Science (CS01)

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Computer Science (CS02)

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Chemistry

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GATE EC (EC01)

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GATE EC (EC02)

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Electrical Engineering (EE01)

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Electrical Engineering (EE02)

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Ecology and Evolution

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Geology and Geophysics

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Instrumentation Engineering

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Mathematics

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Mechanical Engineering (ME01)

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Mechanical Engineering (ME02)

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Mining Engineering

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Metallurgical Engineering

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Petroleum Engineering

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Physics

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Production and Industrial Engineering

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Textile Engineering and Fiber Science

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Life Science

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Benefits of Solving GATE Previous Year Question Paper

It is beneficial to practice GATE's previous year's question paper before the exam to understand the exam's difficulty level. The following are some of the advantages and benefits of solving GATE previous year papers:

  • By solving the GATE previous year's question papers, you can better understand the paper's nature, including the important topics, difficulty level, type of questions asked, etc.
  • Solving the question papers also helps to understand the weightage of each topic and how to study it accordingly.
  • In addition, you can improve time management, the ability to solve tricky questions and start giving attention to details.
  • In the exam, it is always seen that two or three questions are repeated from the GATE previous year's paper. Thus, it is always recommended to thoroughly solve them two to three times.

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GATE Previous Year Question Paper FAQs

  • The GATE Exam is one of the toughest exams and practising GATE Previous Year Question Paper will provide you with a chance to practice the type of questions that might come in the exam and makes you aware of the trend of the exam.

  • Yes. When you go through the GATE previous year question paper you will get to know about the important and repeated questions asked. This gives an idea about the important topics asked in the GATE Exam.

  • GATE 2022 Question Paper consisted of a total of 65 questions. Out of which, 10 questions were from the General Aptitude section and the remaining 55 questions were asked from the subject selected by the candidate in the application form.

  • As per the GATE 2022 question paper, the difficulty level of the question paper is the same as that of the GATE 2021 question paper. Hence, based on the difficulty level the expected cut-off will be around last year’s cut-off.

  • Solving the GATE Previous year question papers gives you an idea about the exam pattern and the general trend of the exam. It also helps in analyzing the approximate weightage of a section which will be helpful in the preparation for the exam.

  • In the GATE question paper, the questions are asked in English only. It consists of 65 questions from General Aptitude and Engineering subjects selected by the candidate.

  • The GATE 2022 question papers are released by IIT Kharagpur along with the Answer keys. You can also download the question papers and answer keys from the direct links mentioned above.

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