GATE 2018 Paper Analysis for ME by The GATE Academy
Bachan Thakur, 03 Feb 2018, #GATE

GATE 2018 Paper Analysis for ME by The GATE AcademyGATE Mechanical Engineering (ME) paper was held in forenoon session (9 am to 12 pm) on February 3, while the afternoon session of GATE 2018 ME paper was held from 2 pm to 5 pm. The GATE paper analysis 2018 for ME by The GATE Academy for both the sessions is provided below. GATE 2018 paper analysis for ME by The GATE Academy gives the detailed analysis of the overall exam of ME, including the difficulty level of the paper, weightage given to the topics, etc. The analysis will also be significant for candidates from the perspective of knowing whether the paper was easy, moderate or difficult. Based on GATE ME paper analysis by The GATE Academy, candidates can know their possibility for PSU recruitment too. GATE is conducted for admission to M.Tech/ M.E. and Ph.D. programmes across IITs, IISc, NITs, GFTIs and other universities in India. Check detailed GATE analysis 2018 for ME paper by The GATE Academy below.

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While candidates check GATE 2018 analysis of ME paper by The GATE Academy, they can also check the exam pattern of GATE 2018 so as to have an overall understanding of the exam and ME paper.

  • IIT Guwahati is conducting GATE 2018 in online mode for 23 papers on February 3, 4, 10 and 11 across 199 cities in India and 6 cities outside India.

  • Each paper of GATE 2018 will have 65 questions in total which will carry a weightage of total 100 marks.

  • All 23 papers of GATE is being conducted for a time duration of 3 hours each.

  • The ME paper of GATE 2018 will carry Numerical Answer Type (NAT) Questions and Multiple Choice Questions (MCQs).

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GATE 2018 Paper Analysis for ME by The GATE Academy

 

The GATE paper analysis of ME 2018 by The GATE Academy has been provided here by Careers360 for both sessions.

 

GATE 2018 ME Paper Analysis by The GATE Academy - Afternoon Session

 

Subject

Number of Question

Topics Asked in Paper (Memory Based)

Level of

Questions

Total

Marks

Engineering

Mathematics

1 Marks: 5

2 Marks: 4

Random Variable, Complex Variable, Divergence, Complementary Function, Determinant, Variable Separable Method,

Fourier Series

 

Easy

 

13

Engineering

Mechanics

1 Marks:1

2 Marks: 1

 

Slider Crank Mechanism, Collision

Medium

3

Mechanics of

Materials

1 Marks: 2

2 Marks: 3

 

Columns, Simple Stress and Strain

Medium

8

Theory Of

Machines

1 Marks: 2

2 Marks: 3

 

Gear Strain, Vibration, Torsion, Cams

Medium

8

Machine Design

1 Marks: 1

2 Marks: 2

 

Bearing Capacity, Breaks

Easy

3

Fluid Mechanics

1 Marks: 2

2 Marks: 3

 

Fluid Properties, Flow through pipes

Medium

8

Heat Transfer

1 Marks: 1

2 Marks: 2

 

Radiation, Convection

Easy

5

Thermodynamics

1 Marks: 2

2 Marks: 5

Ideal Gas, IC Engine, Vapour compression cycle, Refrigeration

Medium

12

Manufacturing

Engineering

1 Marks: 7

2 Marks: 6

 

Milling, Metal Cutting, Forming, EDM

Tough

19

Industrial

Engineering

1 Marks: 2

2 Marks: 2

Inventory Management, Linear Programming

Tough

6

General Aptitude

1 Marks: 5

2 Marks: 5

Geometry, TSD, Functions, Grammar, Numbers, Work, inference

Easy

15

Total

65

 

 

100

Faculty Feedback

Majority of the question were concept based. General Aptitude And Mathematics is Very Easy. Core Subject Questions were 50% easy, 30%

medium and 20% tough.

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GATE 2018 ME Paper Analysis by The GATE Academy - Forenoon Session

Subject

Number of Questions

Topics Asked in Paper (Memory Based)

Level of Questions

Total Marks

Engineering

Mathematics

1 Marks: 6

2 Marks: 4

Mean Value Theorem; Probability , Euler’s Method, Rank, Analytic Function, Laplace Transform

 

Easy

 

14

Engineering Mechanics

1 Marks: 0

2 Marks: 2

 

Slider Crank Mechanism, Collision

 

Medium

 

4

Mechanics of

Materials

1 Marks: 4

2 Marks: 5

Simple Stress Strains, Analysis of Shear Stress, Stress in Beams, Plain Stress

 

Medium

 

14

Theory Of Machines

1 Marks: 3

2 Marks: 2

 

Gear Strain

 

Medium

 

7

Machine Design

1 Marks: 1

2 Marks: 2

 

Bearing Capacity, Breaks

 

Easy

 

5

Fluid Mechanics

1 Marks: 3

2 Marks: 4

 

Peloton Wheels,

 

Medium

 

11

Heat Transfer

1 Marks: 0

2 Marks: 1

 

Conduction,

 

Easy

 

2

Thermodynamics

1 Marks: 2

2 Marks: 4

Entropy, IC Engines, Steady Flow Energy Equation

 

Medium

 

10

Manufacturing Engineering

1 Marks: 6

2 Marks: 4

 

ECM, Sheet Metal, Metal cutting

 

Tough

 

14

Industrial

Engineering

1 Marks: 0

2 Marks: 2

 

Linear Program

 

Medium

 

4

General Aptitude

1 Marks: 5

2 Marks: 5

Geometry, TSD, Functions, Grammar, Numbers, Work, inference

 

Easy

 

15

Total

65

100

 

Faculty Feedback

Majority of the question were concept based. General Aptitude And Mathematics is Very Easy. Core Subject Questions were 50% easy, 30%

medium and 20% tough.

Detailed GATE 2018 Paper Analysis for ME - Session 1

S.No

Topics

% wise weightage

1

Engineering Mathematics

14%

2

General Aptitude

15%

3

Mechanics of Materials

14%

4

Engineering Mechanics

4%

5

Theory of Machines

7%

6

Machine Design

5%

7

Fluid Mechanics

11%

8

Heat Transfer

2%

9

Thermodynamics

10%

10

Manuafacturing Engineering

14%

11

Industrial Engineering

4%

 

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GATE 2017 ME Paper Analysis by The GATE Academy – Session 1

Subject Topics

No. Of Questions

Topics – Questions were asked from

Difficulty Level

Total Marks

Strength of Materials (SOM)

1 marks- 4

2 marks- 3

Poisson's Ratio, Columns,

Easy

10

Mechanical Precision Engineering

1 marks -5

2 marks - 6

Slab Milling, non-traditional machining, Casting, Welding

Easy to Moderate

17

Theory of Machines (TOM) and

Vibration

1 marks- 1

2 marks- 3

Natural Frequency, Dynamics of Slider Crank Mechanism, Epicyclic Gear Trains

Easy

7

Thermo Dynamics & Applied Thermo Dynamics

1 marks -1

2 marks- 4

Brayton Cycle, Entropy

Moderate

9

Heat & Mass Transfer

1 marks - 1

2 marks - 2

Conduction, Heat Exchanger

Easy to Moderate

5

Fluid Mechanics

1 marks - 4

2 marks - 3

Flow through Pipes, Kinematics

Easy to Moderate

10

Engineering Mechanics

1 marks - 1

2 marks - 2

 

Tough

5

General Aptitude

1 marks - 5

2 marks - 5

Family Relations, Grammar, Inference, Co-ordinate Geometry

Tough

15

Machine Design

1 marks - 2

2 marks - 1

S-N Curve, Theories of Failure

Easy to Moderate

4

Industrial Engineering

1 marks - 0

2 marks - 2

Scheduling

Moderate

4

Engineering Mathematics

1 marks - 5

2 marks - 2

Differential Equations, Probability, Rank of the Matrix, Eigen Values

Moderate

14

Total

65

100

Detailed GATE Paper Analysis for ME - Session 1

S.No

Topics

% wise weightage

1

Manufacturing Engineering

17%

2

General Aptitude

15%

3

Maths

14%

4

Fluid Mechanics 10

10%

5

Thermo Dynamics

9%

6

Theory of Machines

7%

7

Engineering Mathematics

5%

8

Heat Transfer5

5%

9

Industrial Engineering

4%

10

Machine design

4%

Detailed GATE Paper Analysis for ME by The GATE Academy – Session 2

Subject Topics

No.Of Questions

Topics in detail

Difficulty Level

Total Marks

Engineering Mathematics

1 marks - 4

2 marks - 4

Mode, Probability,

Moderate

12

Theory of Machines (TOM) and

Vibration

1 marks - 2

2 marks - 5

Vibrations,

Easy

12

Mechanical Precision Engineering

1 marks -4

2 marks - 5

Material science, Forming, USM, Crystal structures, Metal cutting, Tool life,

Easy to Moderate

12

Thermo Dynamics & Applied Thermo Dynamics

1 marks -2

2 marks - 4

Psychometry,

Moderate

10

Strength of Materials (SOM)

1 marks - 5

2 marks - 3

Maximum shear stress, Fatigue loading,

Thermal stresses, Bending moment

Easy

11

Fluid Mechanics

1 marks - 4

2 marks - 3

Divergence, Stability of floating Body, Fluid kinetics, Turbines

Easy to Moderate

10

Industrial Engineering

1 marks - 2

2 marks - 3

Queuing theory, Standard deviation

Moderate

8

Heat & Mass Transfer

1 marks - 2

2 marks - 2

Radiation, Fins, Unsteady state heat conduction

Easy to Moderate

6

Machine Design

1 marks - 0

2 marks - 2

 

Easy to Moderate

4

Engineering Mechanics

1 marks - 0

2 marks - 0

 

-

0

General Aptitude

1 marks - 5

2 marks - 5

Family Relations, Grammar, Inference, Co-ordinate Geometry

Tough

15

Total

65

 

 

100

Percentage-wise distribution of topics in Session 2

S.No

Topics

% wise weightage

1

Engineering Mathematics

14%

2

Theory of Machines & Vibrations

14%

3

Thermo Dynamics

12%

4

MPE

14%

5

Strength of Materials

13%

6

Fluid Mechanics

12%

7

Heat Transfer

7%

8

Industrial Engineering

9%

GATE Cutoff for ME

 

Besides GATE analysis for ME paper by The GATE Academy, candidates can also check GATE cutoff for ME paper. The cutoff of GATE ME is the closing score which aspiring candidates must secure in order to get admission in M.Tech programmes. By checking GATE cutoff for ME, candidates will understand how much they need to score in GATE in order to secure a seat for M.Tech/M.E. admissions or a job in PSUs based on GATE scores.

 

Candidates can also check GATE Cutoff for IITs and the GATE Cutoff for NITs. Candidates, who are interested in PSU recruitment can check GATE cutoff for PSUs.

Check previous years qualifying cutoff of GATE for ME paper from the table below.

 

GATE Qualifying Cutoff Marks for ME (2013-2017)

S.No

Category

2017

2016

2015

2014

2013

1

General

32.87

29.6

32.73

28.86

25

2

OBC

29

26.6

29.46

25.97

22.25

3

SC/ST/PH

21

19.7

21.82

19.24

16.67

IIT Guwahati will release GATE 2018 answer key tentatively in the third week of February 2018. After its availability, candidates who have taken the ME paper of GATE 2018, can download the answer key of GATE 2018 for their respective paper and compare their answers with the answer key and estimate their probable score in the test. GATE Score Predictor is useful for candidates in terms of estimating their probable scores in GATE 2018 ME paper before the announcement of actual result.

 

IIT Guwahati will release GATE 2018 result for all papers in online mode on March 17. To check the result of GATE, candidates have to log in to GOAPS (GATE Online Application Process System) and enter their GATE 2018 Registration ID, Enrolment No and date of birth in the specified space.

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