Who can write GATE Exam in Engineering Science (XE)?

Who can write GATE Exam in Engineering Science (XE)?

Dear aspirants,

Anyone can write GATE through Engineering Science (XE) And its easy to crack GATE through this stream because there are many options to choose from the given topics. But it has some disadvantage like you can only apply for Masters/direct Phd . Its totally depends on the candidates choice.If he/she wants to join the Masters/Phd then its fine but for the Psu they will not be eligible. The number of candidates appearing for this stream are less as compared to the other streams so there are more chances of getting prestigious colleges like IISC/IITs.


These are the available sections for GATE Engineering Science(XE),

XE Paper (Engineering Sciences)

XE -A: Engineering Mathematics

XE-B: Fluid Mechanics

XE-C: Materials Science

XE-D: Solid Mechanics

XE-E: Thermodynamics

XE-F: Polymer Science and Engineering

XE – G: Food Technology

XE – H: Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences


A candidate appearing in the XE paper has to answer the following:


  • GA – General Aptitude carrying a total of 15 marks.


  • Section A – Engineering Mathematics (Compulsory): This section contains 11 questions carrying a total of 15 marks: 7 questions carrying 1-mark each (sub-total 7 marks), and 4 questions carrying 2-marks each (sub-total 8 marks). Some questions may be of numerical answer type.


  • Any two of XE Sections B to H: The choice of two sections from B to H can be made during the examination after viewing the questions. Only TWO optional sections can be answered at a time. A candidate wishing to change midway of the examination to another optional section must first choose to deselect one of the previously chosen optional sections (B to H). Each of the optional sections of the XE paper (Sections B through H) contains 22 questions carrying a total of 35 marks: 9 questions carrying 1-mark each (sub-total 9 marks) and 13 questions carrying 2-marks each (sub-total 26 marks). Some questions may be of numerical answer type.


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