As per reports around 76.9 % candidates attempted in the morning session while 80 % attendance were recorded in the afternoon session of Day 2 in the Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering (GATE) Exam 2021.
According to Prof. Deepankar Choudhury, organising chairman of GATE 2021 this has been the trend for the last two years, where the attendance in GATE was recorded between 70 to 80%. “The attendance was around 80% this year, 77.2% recorded in the first session, and 78.6% in the second session”, he said.
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According to the candidates attempting the exam yesterday, the paper was reviewed as moderately difficult. Saniya Yadav, GATE candidate, said, “The sections like power system, electric circuits were quite difficult, and they carried most of the questions. The maths portion was tricky, but the electrical machine part was easier.”
In the newly introduced paper pattern, the multiple select type (MST) questions were included, but today’s paper has no questions of this type, said candidate Ronita Sharma. “The sections like power system, electric circuits have most of the questions- 28, 31 respectively. The section was moderately difficult, while maths sections had around 28 questions. The overall paper can be reviewed as moderately difficult,” she said. In multiple select type (MST) questions, more than one of the options is correct.
The exam will be continued on February 13 and 14. A total of 8,82,684 candidates have applied for the GATE this year, and 14,196 candidates for newly introduced humanities subjects.