The Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Kharagpur has concluded the second day of the Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering (GATE) 2022. One of the papers scheduled for today was Humanities and Social Sciences (XH). It was held in the afternoon session from 2:30 PM to 5:30 PM. The exam for the XH paper took place in the computer-based test (CBT) mode. With its conclusion, the GATE 2022 entrance exam will be held for two more days, i.e. on February 12 and 13, 2022.
Candidates expressed that the paper was lengthy and more factually based. One of the examiners commented that a strong understanding of general affairs would have helped solve the paper better. Certain candidates also seemed disappointed as they were unable to finish the paper on time.
How to check?
The official answer keys will take some time to be available. Hence, candidates have to use the unofficial answer ones that are being circulated by the coaching centres and subject experts. However, these answer keys are available in the form of question paper discussion videos that can come in handy for analyzing one’s performance. Go through the steps given below to know more.
Step 1- Visit YouTube at youtube.com
Step 2- Type ‘GATE 2022 Humanities and Social Sciences answer key’ on the search box
Step 3- A list of videos will appear
Step 4- Take a look at each one of them to check the solutions.
Direct links to GATE 2022 Humanities & Social Sciences (XH) Answer Keys
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Exam Pattern and Marking Scheme
There was a mix of Multiple Choice Questions (MCQs), Multiple Select Questions (MSQs) and Numerical Answer Type (NAT) questions in the XH question paper. The questions were aimed to test the candidate’s recall, comprehension, application, analysis and synthesis skills. A total of 65 questions were asked in the exam paper. Moreover, these questions were divided into 10 from General Aptitude (GA) and 55 from Humanities and Social Sciences. The marks distribution in the paper is done as follows.
- General Aptitude (GA) – 15 marks
- Humanities and Social Sciences – 85 marks
The question paper was set for a total of 100 marks. However, there will be negative marking in the XH exam. For every 01 mark MCQ, 1/3 marks will be deducted and for every 02 mark MCQ, 2/3 marks from the question are going to be deducted. Using this marking scheme, one can calculate a tentative score. Reportedly, the official answer keys will be released by the third week of February, 2022.