$$\small{\overset{{\large{\textbf{Mark Distribution in Previous GATE}}}}{\begin{array}{|c|c|c|c|c|c|c|c|}\hline
\textbf{Year}&\textbf{2019}&\textbf{2018}&\textbf{2017-1}&\textbf{2017-2}&\textbf{2016-1}&\textbf{2016-2}&\textbf{Minimum}&\textbf{Average}&\textbf{Maximum}
\\\hline\textbf{1 Mark Count}&2&2&2&3&3&3&2&2.5&3
\\\hline\textbf{2 Marks Count}&3&3&5&3&3&3&3&3.3&5
\\\hline\textbf{Total Marks}&8&8&12&9&9&9&\bf{8}&\bf{9.2}&\bf{12}\\\hline
\end{array}}}$$