IIT Guwahati has successfully organized GATE 2018 Physics (PH) on Feb 4.The questions asked in the Physics (PH) were conceptual on subjects like EMT, Quantum Mechanics, and Mathematical Physics. GATE marks are distributed for each section. 70% of the marks cover the core subject, i.e., Physics Engineering for this GATE Exam.
General Aptitude: This section was compulsory. General Aptitude (GA) section included 10 questions. 5 questions out of these will carry 1 mark each, while the remaining 5 shall carry 2 marks each, for a total of 15 marks.
Engineering Mathematics section: This section was also mandatory.
Subject-specific section: This section included 70% of the exam paper.
The difficulty level of the examination was between moderate and easy level. The total number of questions were not too much, thus running out of time was not a common problem among test takers. The problems were usually formula based, requiring little to no calculation.
Multiple Choice Questions (MCQs)
These questions are objective type with each having a set of four options, out of which one is the accurate response. They carry 1 or 2 marks each in all papers and sections.
Numerical Response Type (NAT)
Similar to MCQs, each question carries either 1 or 2 marks. The response can be either an integer or a number with decimals or even a decimal number. The responses to these questions are usually numbers which the aspirant has to enter using a mouse and virtual keyboard. The aspirant will not be given any choices for these questions.
The expected cut off marks for GATE 2018 Physics examination are given below:
|Test Paper Code||Qualifying Marks||Organizing Institute|
|Gen||OBC (NCL)||SC/ST/PwD||IIT Guwahati|
The table below explains how much weight each topic from GATE physics had for the earlier years. GATE 2018 Physics candidates are advised to go via the table, so as to understand the distribution of marks among the various units.
|Unit||Number of questions|
|1 mark||2 marks||1 mark||2 marks||1 mark||2 marks|
|Thermodynamics and Statistical Physics||3||2||3||3||4||3|
|Atomic and Molecular Physics||2||2||-||4||4||1|
|Solid State Physics||3||3||2||3||4||1|
|Nuclear and Particle Physics||4||2||2||2||2||3|