GATE 2022 CY Analysis – Difficulty Level, MSQs, Most Asked Topics

GATE 2022 CY Analysis – IIT KGP has conducted GATE Chemistry (CY) 2022 exam today, on February 6, 2022. It was conducted in shift 2, between 2:30 – 5:30 pm of the afternoon shift. Other than CY, exams for CH, PI, XH, IN, AG, GG & TF were also conducted in the same shift. The papers for EC, ES, ST, NM, MT & MN were conducted in the morning, in shift 1. As per the initial reports and candidates reactions, the GATE 2022 CY paper is deemed to be moderate to difficult in terms of difficulty level. Candidates can check the completed and detailed analysis of GATE 2022 CY exam from here.

GATE 2022 CY Analysis

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The analysis for GATE CY 2022 exam is as follows:

  • The paper for Chemistry was between moderate to difficult.
  • The exam was however more difficult than last year’s paper. 
  • Organic chemistry was comparatively easier than other topics in the exam.
  • Compared to inorganic, organic questions were asked more. 
  • Questions from physical were asked more than inorganic chemistry.
  • Questions from quantum was difficult.
  • Mostly questions were asked from Spectro.
  • There were few questions that were
  • So far we know there were 8-9 MSQs. 
  • MSQs were moderate.

GATE CY Analysis for Last Year

As per GATE 2021 CY Analysis, the Chemistry (CY) paper was easier than expected. Many high-weightage chapters were not included in the previous year’s paper. All the sections in the question paper were easy and simple to be understood. The difficulty level of the GATE 2021 CY paper was easy to moderate. Most of the questions were covered from basic topics like Quantum chemistry, Group theory, Solutions, Electro, Physical Chemistry, Kinetics, Mass spectroscopy, etc. There were no questions from solid-state. Although GATE 2021 CY paper was quite easy, the cut-off didn’t go as high as expected.

Past 5 Years Analysis of GATE 2022

GATE is one of the toughest examinations in the country. Every year the GATE question paper is set to test the ability of the students in the Engineering field. The exam offers admission to top IITs and other prestigious institutes. If we check the analysis of GATE question papers for the past five years, we will see a lot of change in the type of questions, variation in the topics, change in difficulty level, and other factors that make the GATE question paper unique every year. The past five years analysis of GATE 2022 is explained below.

GATE 2022 CY Paper Pattern

Candidates can check the detailed paper patterns for GATE 2022 CY from the table mentioned below.

Examination ModeCBT (Computer Based Test)
Exam Duration 3 hours (180 minutes)
Type of Questionsa. Multiple Choice Questions (MCQ)
b. Multiple Select Questions (MSQ)
c. Numerical Answer Type (NAT) Questions
Number of QuestionsGeneral Aptitude (GA): 10 questions
Subject Related: 55 questions
Total: 65 questions
Distribution of MarksGeneral Aptitude: 15 Marks
Subject Questions: 85 Marks
Total: 100 Marks
Marking SchemeEach question carries one or two marks
Negative MarkingFor 1-mark MCQ, 1/3 mark will be deducted for a wrong answer.
For 2-mark MCQ, 2/3 mark will be deducted for a wrong answer.
NO negative marking for MSQ & NAT.

GATE 2022 CY Answer Key and Question Paper

IIT, Kharagpur releases the provisional answer key after which candidates can raise their challenge, and then a final answer key is released. The GATE 2022 CY question paper is 100 marks in total. The paper is divided into three categories that are Multiple Choice Questions (MCQs), Multiple Select Questions (MSQs), and Numerical Answer Type Questions (NAT). There is no negative marking for MSQs and NATs. Some questions carry one mark while others carry two marks. 1/3 mark is deducted for every incorrect MCQ that carries 1 mark and 2/3 mark is deducted for every incorrect MCQ that carries 2 marks. The answer key along with the question paper for the GATE 2022 CY exam will soon be released on the official website

GATE 2022 Exam Schedule

The GATE 2022 exam will be conducted in two shifts on 5th February, 6th February, 12th February, and 13th February. Candidates can check the complete schedule for GATE 2022 from the table below.

FAQs on GATE 2022 CY Analysis

Does GATE 2022 CY have Msq?

Yes, GATE 2022 CY will have MSQ type questions for one and two marks each.

What is a good score in GATE?

As per the records and previous year experiences, candidates with ranks less than 200 have gained advantages in GATE. Therefore rank 1-200 is considered a good score.

Is it easy to score marks in GATE?

GATE is one of the toughest exams in the country. It needs complete dedication and a lot of effort to clear the GATE exam.

When will GATE 2022 results be declared?

Results for GATE 2022 will be declared on 17th March 2022 on the official website

1 thought on “GATE 2022 CY Analysis – Difficulty Level, MSQs, Most Asked Topics”

  1. #Gate2022
    Chem paper was tougher in last 4,5 year..
    Physical and organic part were more than inorganic part..
    Spectroscopy got higher preference ..

    Cut off will be around 22 for General this year..

    Physical was tougher..
    Organic has multiple reagent based moderate problem.


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