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GATE ME 2017 paper conducted on February 4, 2017, in morning and afternoon sessions. The exam carried 65 questions which were to be completed in 3-hour duration.
GATE ME paper had both MCQs and Numerical Type Questions. The difficulty level of GATE ME paper was easy to moderate. Hard work in a smarter way always pays. Candidates who studied well for GATE 2017 can score a good rank. Fluid Mechanics, SOM, Vibration and Median & Design dominated the GATE ME paper.
All the three sections had a different difficulty level. General Aptitude was moderate to difficult. Candidates found English the most difficult one. While the Technical Section was easy to moderate.
Here, we are providing you GATE 2017 ME paper analysis by GATE Forum and The GATE Academy. Let's what they have predicted for GATE 2017, ME Paper.
The marks distribution of topics covered in GATE ME paper is shown in the following table:
GATE Paper Analysis of Mechanical Engineering by The GATE Academy is depicted in the following table:
|Subject||Question Number||Topics Asked (Memory Based)||Difficulty Level||Total Marks|
|SOM||1 Mark (4) | 2 Marks (3)||Poisson’s Ratio, Columns||Easy||10|
|TOM & Vibration||1 Mark (1) | 2 Marks (3)||Natural Frequency, Dynamics of Slider Crank, Mechanism, Epicyclic Gear Trains||Easy||7|
|TD, Applied TD||1 Mark (1) | 2 Marks (4)||Brayton Cycle, Entropy||Moderate||9|
|MPE||1 Mark (5) | 2 Marks (6)||Slab Milling, Non-Traditional Machining, Casting, Welding||Easy to Moderate||17|
|FM||1 Mark (4) | 2 Marks (3)||Flow Through Pipes, Kinematics||Easy to Moderate||10|
|HT||1 Mark (1) | 2 Marks (2)||Conduction, Heat Exchanger||Easy to Moderate||5|
|Machine Design||1 Mark (2) | 2 Marks (1)||S-N Curve, Theories of Failure||Easy to Moderate||4|
|Industrial Engineering||1 Mark (0) | 2 Marks (2)||Scheduling||Moderate||4|
|Engineering Mechanics||1 Mark (1) | 2 Marks (2)||-||Tough||5|
|Engineering Mathematics||1 Mark (5) | 2 Marks (2)||Diff Eqn, Probability, Rank of the Matrix, Eigen Values||Moderate||14|
|GA||1 Mark (5) | 2 Marks (5)||Family Relations, Grammar, Inference, Co-ordinate Geometry||Tough||15|
Feedback: Majority of the questions were concept based. The weightage of MPE, SOM and FM was comparatively high. Surprisingly, this year, GA was tough as compared to previous year.
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Distribution of questions from various topics asked in GATE 2017 Mechanical Paper is given in the following pie chart.
GATE Paper Analysis of Mechanical Engineering by GATE Forum is depicted in the following table:
|Section||1 Mark Questions||2 Mark Questions||Total Number of Questions|
|Strength of Materials||3||2||5|
|Design of Machine Elements||1||3||4|
|Theory of Machines||0||2||2|
According to GATE forum, GATE 2017 ME Paper had more formula based questions. As compared to last year, SOM, Thermal Science weightage has come down while topics such as Vibrations and FM has high weightage. IIT Roorkee has followed almost same weightage compared to previous year. In general, the overall difficulty level of GATE ME Paper was moderate.
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