GATE 2017 Answer Key is collection of correct answers, presented in the form of a booklet or PDF, to the questions asked in the GATE 2017 Examination. The candidates who take the respective engineering PG entrance exam may refer to the key and check their performance in the exam. The GATE Answer Key will be released by two sources – official, after a few days of the exam and unofficial, usually after a few hours after the exam. While the official key is released, it is suggested to refer to the unofficial version for getting an idea of the exam performance and calculate approximate marks in the exam.
The versions of GATE 2017 Answer Key described above classify sources in two categories – official and unofficial. The former refers to the exam conducting body, usually one of the IITs and the latter refers to various private coaching institutes. There can be discrepancies in the answers in the Answer Key of GATE 2017 hence it is suggested to use at least 3 different versions for an average figure of marks. Candidates are made aware that the estimated marks obtained with the answer key should not be taken as final as the exam conducting body will declare the actual result soon after the exam.
How To Properly Use GATE 2017 Answer Key?
Using answer key for calculation of estimated marks is easy however needs some precautionary measures. For proper use of the answer key and determine estimate score, candidate must take care of two things:
- The answer key to be used for estimation matches the question paper code assigned in the examination.
- The exam pattern is referred to for knowing the marking scheme applied for correct and incorrect answers.
Once the candidate has taken care of above two points, he can proceed to match the answers with the help of the GATE 2017 Answer Key. It is suggested to use the key from the beginning, it will ensure zero confusion regarding marking scheme, and eventually, counting of correct or incorrect answers. Now, matching shall be started from question number 1 and continue till the last question. Candidate may choose special symbols for the answers that match and that doesn’t match. When all the answers have been matched from GATE M.Tech Answer Key, number of correct and incorrect answers must be counted. At last, the following formula shall be applied to get the estimated score:
GATE 2017 Score = (1 x Number of Correct MCQ Answers – 1/3 x Number of Incorrect MCQ Answers) + (2 x Number of Correct MCQ Answers – 2/3 x Number of Incorrect MCQ Answers) + (1 or 2 x Number of Correct Numerical Answers)
Note: The first bracket denotes marks from 1 mark multiple choice questions whereas the second bracket denotes marks from 2 marks multiple choice questions. There is no negative marking for numerical questions. Candidates are suggested to proceed with calculation and counting carefully.
How can download GATE 2017 Answer Key?
Direct download links of Answer Key of GATE 2017 for all the sets of the question paper will be provided here so that candidates don’t have to search for them individually. It is suggested to use the answer key with the combination of rank predictor tool so as to find the estimated rank as well. The estimated score calculated with the help of GATE 2017 Answer Key can be used to compare against the opening and closing cutoff of various participating institutes. Based on this observation, candidate can come to know if he has a chance of taking admission in the institute and stream of his choice. This will also help him to prepare a mock list of such colleges for the purpose of choice filling in counselling stage.
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