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GATE 2019: Detailed analysis of Mechanical Engineering paper – Learn Dunia


GATE is the top level engineering entrance exam conducted by one of the IITs in rotational basis for admission in post graduate courses in engineering and technology. Through GATE  aspirants can get admission in the Ph.D Programs which is offered by IITs , IISc, IISERs and some other government and private institutions through GATE score. One of the IITs/IISC organized the exam in rotational basis. In 2018 IIT Guwahati take all the responsibilities of the GATE  Exam. GATE scorecard is also the eligibility criteria for recruitment process to the government and top private organizations in technical domains.

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Gate 2018 was conducted on 3rd February 2018 in two slots with Mechanical Engineering as one of the major disciplines. As per the usual format of GATE exam, the online exam consisting of questions on Technical Stream-wise Concepts, Engineering Maths and General Aptitude and was to be completed in a total time of 180 minutes.

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GATE ME Paper Analysis

Question Paper

A higher extent of Numerical Questions showed up in ME stream and it was likewise watched that there were more Numerical Answer Type (NAT) inquiries in contrast with a year ago. Both the above elements made the exam marginally precarious as there were lesser number of direct Theoretical inquiries and Multiple-Choice-Questions (MCQs), which are generally less demanding to endeavor than fill-in-the-clear inquiries.

Exam interface

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The exam interface for GATE 2018 was like a year ago. With the virtual adding machine as of now being put on GATE 2018 site, students who had had sufficient practice of the calculator on the website were at a slight advantage.

Mechanical Engineering Paper Analysis

(a) Forenoon Shift : 

The paper was more on theoretical understanding and included logical reasoning. The weightage in Manufacturing Technology was around 13 per cent to 14 per cent which is lesser than that of a year ago.

The question related to Thermal Engineering and Heat Transfer was lesser in number, had same weightage as a year ago and required calculated comprehension to answer them. The weightage in SOM, Vibrations, TOM and Machine Design was progressively and had time consuming questions.

As like a year ago the quantity of inquiries in NAT were more in number when contrasted with MCQs.  the paper was anything but difficult to direct when contrasted with a year ago.

Topics 1 Marks 2 Marks Total
Engineering Mechanics 0 2 4
Fluid Mechanics 3 4 11
Manufacturing Technology 6 4


Strength of Material 4 5 14
Theory of Mechanics 2 3 8
Heat Transfer 0 1 2
Industrial Engineering 1 2 5
Thermodynamics 2 3 8
Machine Design 2 2 6
Engineering Mathematics 5 4 13
Aptitude 7 4 15
Total 100

(b) Afternoon Shift:

The quantity of NAT questions was more than that of the MCQs and had more weightage also. The weightage for Manufacturing Technology was the highest and a lot of questions were lengthy. one marks questions are easy to moderate level. the paper required logical thinking and conceptual analysis.

Topics 1 Marks 2 Marks Total
Engineering Mechanics 1 2 7
Fluid Mechanics 2 1 4
Manufacturing Technology 6 6


Strength of Material 2 4 10
Theory of Mechanics 2 1 4
Heat Transfer 1 2 5
Industrial Engineering 2 2 6
Thermodynamics 2 4 10
Machine Design 2 1 4
Engineering Mathematics 5 6 17
Aptitude 7 4 15
Total 100

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