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GATE ME 2017 paper held on February 4, 2017, in 2 shifts: morning and afternoon shifts. The GATE 2017 exam carried 65 questions which were to be completed in 3-hour duration.
GATE Mechanical Engineering paper had both MCQs and Numerical Type Questions. The level of difficulty of GATE ME paper was reported easy to moderate. Candidates who studied well for GATE 2017 can score a good rank. Hard work in a smarter way always pays. SOM, FM and MPE topics in Mechanical Engineering dominated the GATE 2017 ME Paper.
All the 3 sections had a different difficulty level. General Aptitude was comparatively tough. Candidates found English the most difficult one among other sections. While the Technical Section was easy to moderate.
In this article, we are providing you GATE 2017 ME paper analysis by The GATE Academy and GATE Forum. Let's check what they have predicted for GATE 2017, ME Paper.
The marks distribution of topics sked in GATE Mechanical Engineering paper is depicted in the following pie chart:
GATE Paper Analysis of Mechanical Engineering by The GATE Academy is represented in the following table:
|Subject||Question Number||Topics Asked (Memory Based)||Difficulty Level||Total Marks|
|SOM||1 Mark (5) | 2 Marks (3)||Maximum Shear Stress, Fatigue Loading, Thermal Stresses, Bending Moment||Easy||11|
|TOM & Vibration||1 Mark (2) | 2 Marks (5)||Vibrations||Easy||12|
|TD, Applied TD||1 Mark (2) | 2 Marks (4)||Psychometry||Moderate||10|
|MPE||1 Mark (4) | 2 Marks (4)||Material science, Forming, USM, Crystal Structures, Metal Cutting, Tool Life||Easy to Moderate||12|
|FM||1 Mark (4) | 2 Marks (3)||Divergence, Stability of Floating Body, Fluid Kinetics, Turbines||Easy to Moderate||10|
|HT||1 Mark (2) | 2 Marks (2)||Radiation, Fins, Unsteady State Heat Conduction||Easy to Moderate||6|
|Machine Design||1 Mark (0) | 2 Marks (2)||-||Easy to Moderate||4|
|Industrial Engineering||1 Mark (2) | 2 Marks (3)||Queuing theory, Standard deviation||Moderate||8|
|Engineering Mechanics||1 Mark (0) | 2 Marks (0)||-||NA||0|
|Engineering Mathematics||1 Mark (4) | 2 Marks (4)||Mode, Probability||Moderate||12|
|GA||1 Mark (5) | 2 Marks (5)||-||Tough||15|
According to The GATE Academy, majority of the questions were concept based. The weightage of MPE, SOM, TOM and TD was comparatively high. Surprisingly, this year, GA was tough as compared to previous year.
Distribution of questions from various topics asked in GATE 2017 Mechanical Engineering Paper is represented in the following bar graph:
GATE Paper Analysis of ME by GATE Forum is depicted in the following table:
|Section||1 Mark Questions||2 Mark Questions||Total Number of Questions|
|Design of Machine Elements||1||3||4|
|Strength of Materials||3||2||5|
|Theory of Machines||0||2||2|
According to GATE Forum, most of the questions in GATE 2017 ME Paper were formula based. This year, Vibrations and FM ad high weightage while SOM and Thermal Science weightage has come down. As per them, IIT Roorkee has followed almost same weightage as the pattern of previous year GATE paper. In general, the difficulty level of GATE ME Paper was moderate.
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