|Examination Mode||The test papers will be in English. Computer Based Test (CBT) [will be conducted at select centers in select cities].|
|Number of Subjects (Papers)||30|
|Sections||General Aptitude (GA) + Candidate’s Selected Subjects|
|Type of Questions||Candidate’s Selected Subject(s)
(a) Multiple Choice Questions (MCQ)
(b) Multiple Select Questions (MSQ) and/or
(c) Numerical Answer Type (NAT) Questions
|Questions for testing these abilities||(a) Recall
(d) Analysis & Synthesis
|Distribution of Marks in all Papers EXCEPT papers AR, CY, DA, EY, GG, MA, PH, ST, XH and XL||General Aptitude: 15 marks
Engineering Mathematics**: 13 marks
Subject Questions: 72 marks
Total: 100 marks
(**XE includes Engineering Mathematics section XE-A of 15 marks)
|Distribution of Marks in papers AR, CY, DA, EY, GG, MA, PH, ST, XH and XL||General Aptitude: 15 marks
Subject Questions: 85 marks
Total: 100 marks
|Marking Scheme||Questions carry 1 mark or 2 marks|
|Negative Marking||For a wrong answer chosen in an MCQ, there will be negative marking.
For a 1-mark MCQ, 1/3 mark will be deducted for a wrong answer.
For a 2-mark MCQ, 2/3 mark will be deducted for a wrong answer.
There is no negative marking for wrong answer(s) to MSQ or NAT questions.
There is no partial marking in MSQ.
|Paper Code||General Aptitude (GA) Marks||Compulsory Section||Subject Marks||Total Marks||Total Time* (Minutes)|
|AE, AG, BM, BT, CE, CH, CS, EC, EE, ES, IN, ME, MN, MT, NM, PE, PI, TF; Subject marks in these papers include questions on Engineering Mathematics (13 marks), which are paper-specific.||15||—||85||100||180|
|CY, DA, EY, MA, PH, ST||15||—||85||100||180|
|AR [Part A is Common and Compulsory for all; Part B1 or Part B2 can be selected during Exam. B1: Architecture or B2: Planning]||15||60||25||100||180|
|GE [Part A is Common and Compulsory for all; Part B1 or B2 can be selected during the Exam.
B1 – Surveying and Mapping or B2 -Image Processing and Analysis.]
|GG [Part A is Common and Compulsory for all; Part B can either be Geology (B1) or Geophysics (B2) — which must be chosen at the time of Application.]||15||25||60||100||180|
|XE [Section A (Engineering Mathematics) is Common and Compulsory for all; Applicants must select any TWO additional Sections during the Exam]||15||15||2 x 35||100||180|
|XH [Section B1 (Reasoning and Comprehension) is Common and Compulsory for all; Applicants must select any ONE additional Section at the time of Application]||15||25||60||100||180|
|XL [Section P (Chemistry) is Common and Compulsory for all; Applicants must select any TWO additional Sections during the Exam]||15||25||2 x 30||100||180|
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