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GATE ME Paper Analysis 2021: Get Detailed Exam Analysis

Introduction

GATE ME exam 2021 was conducted on February 14, 2021.

GATE ME Exam 2021 consisted of 65 (multiple choice and numerical answer type) questions for a total of 100 marks in the first shift. 55 questions were related to the subject whereas 10 were from General Aptitude. The exam was conducted in two shifts.

This article will give you complete information regarding the GATE ME Paper Analysis 2021.

GATE ME Paper Analysis 2021

Forenoon Session

  • The difficulty level of the examination was medium to easy
  • The General Aptitude Section was fairly easy
  • Maths section was difficult as compared to last year
  • Conceptual questions were asked from Design Topics
  • 20+ time taking and lengthy questions were asked from Numerical Ability
  • 2 questions from Vibration Section were confusing
  • 2 or 1 questions from Trusses, Metrology, Forming, Sheet Metal, Convention, Radiation, Heat Exchanger, and LMTD

Afternoon Session

  • The difficulty level of this exam of GATE 2021 was Medium to Tough
  • General Aptitude Section was comparatively very easy from previous year
  • The thermal section was very easy
  • Questions from SOM and Production were very tough and took a lot of time to solve
  • There were 30 questions from NAT
  • There were 16 marks questions from Manufacturing
  • There were 12 marks questions from Thermodynamics
  • There were fewer questions from TOM as compared to last year

GATE ME Exam 2021 Topic-wise Analysis

Topics

Questions

Level

General Aptitude

10

Easy

Engineering Mathematics

8

Moderate

Theory Of Machines & Vibrations

6

Difficult

Manufacturing

9

Difficult

Strength Of Materials

7

Easy

Machine Design

2

Difficult

Fluid Mechanics

3

Easy

Thermodynamics & Applications

9

Moderate

Industrial Engineering

5

Moderate

Engineering Mechanics

2

Easy

Heat Transfer

4

Difficult

The topic-wise weightage is tabulated below:

TopicsMarks
Manufacturing15
Industrial9
Mathematics12
Engineering Mechanics2
Thermodynamic System12
Fluid Mechanics6
Theory of Machines9
Heat Transfer6
General Aptitude15

Previous Year’s Analysis

2019

After Noon Session

SUBJECTNo. of Ques.Topics Asked in Paper(Memory-Based)Level of QuesTotal Marks
Engineering Mathematics1 Marks: 5

2 Marks: 4

Random Variable, Complex Variable, Divergence, Complementary Function, Determinant, Variable Separable Method, Fourier SeriesEasy13
Engineering Mechanics1 Marks:1 2 Marks: 1Slider Crank Mechanism, CollisionMedium3
Mechanics of Materials1 Marks: 2 2 Marks: 3Columns, Simple Stress and StrainMedium8
Theory Of Machines1 Marks: 2 2 Marks: 3Gear Strain, Vibration, Torsion, CamsMedium8
Machine Design1 Marks: 1 2 Marks: 2Bearing Capacity, BreaksEasy3
Fluid Mechanics1 Marks: 2 2 Marks: 3Fluid Properties, Flow through pipesMedium8
Heat Transfer1 Marks: 1 2 Marks: 2Radiation, ConvectionEasy5
Thermodynamics1 Marks: 2 2 Marks: 5Ideal Gas, IC Engine, Vapour compression cycle, RefrigerationMedium12
Manufacturing Engineering1 Marks: 7 2 Marks: 6Milling, Metal Cutting, Forming, EDMTough19
Industrial Engineering1 Marks: 2 2 Marks: 2Inventory Management, Linear ProgrammingTough6
General Aptitude1 Marks: 5 2 Marks: 5Geometry, TSD, Functions, Grammar, Numbers, Work, inferenceEasy15

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

Analysis by 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

The majority of the questions were concept-based. General Aptitude And Mathematics are Very Easy. Core Subject Questions were 50% easy, 30%

medium and 20% tough.

GATE ME Paper Analysis by GATE Academy – Forenoon Session

SubjectNumber of QuestionsTopics Asked in Paper (Memory-Based)Level of QuestionsTotal Marks
Engineering

Mathematics

1 Marks: 6

2 Marks: 4

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

Easy

 

14

Engineering Mechanics1 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 Machines1 Marks: 3

2 Marks: 2

 

Gear Strain

 

Medium

 

7

Machine Design1 Marks: 1

2 Marks: 2

 

Bearing Capacity, Breaks

 

Easy

 

5

Fluid Mechanics1 Marks: 3

2 Marks: 4

 

Peloton Wheels,

 

Medium

 

11

Heat Transfer1 Marks: 0

2 Marks: 1

 

Conduction,

 

Easy

 

2

Thermodynamics1 Marks: 2

2 Marks: 4

Entropy, IC Engines, Steady Flow Energy Equation 

Medium

 

10

Manufacturing Engineering1 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 Aptitude1 Marks: 5

2 Marks: 5

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

Easy

 

15

Total65100
 

Faculty Feedback

The majority of the question were concept-based. General Aptitude And Mathematics are easy. Core subject questions were 50% easy, 30% medium, and 20% tough

Detailed GATE ME Paper Analysis 2018- Session 1

S.NoTopics% wise weightage
1Engineering Mathematics14%
2General Aptitude15%
3Mechanics of Materials14%
4Engineering Mechanics4%
5Theory of Machines7%
6Machine Design5%
7Fluid Mechanics11%
8Heat Transfer2%
9Thermodynamics10%
10Manufacturing Engineering14%
11Industrial Engineering4%

GATE 2017 ME Paper Analysis by GATE Academy – Session 1

Subject TopicsNo. Of QuestionsTopics – Questions were asked fromDifficulty LevelTotal Marks
Strength of Materials (SOM)1 marks- 4

2 marks- 3

Poisson’s Ratio, Columns,Easy10
Mechanical Precision Engineering1 marks -5

2 marks – 6

Slab Milling, non-traditional machining, Casting, WeldingEasy to Moderate17
Theory of Machines (TOM) and

Vibration

1 marks- 1

2 marks- 3

Natural Frequency, Dynamics of Slider Crank Mechanism, Epicyclic Gear TrainsEasy7
Thermo Dynamics & Applied Thermo Dynamics1 marks -1

2 marks- 4

Brayton Cycle, EntropyModerate9
Heat & Mass Transfer1 marks – 1

2 marks – 2

Conduction, Heat ExchangerEasy to Moderate5
Fluid Mechanics1 marks – 4

2 marks – 3

Flow-through Pipes, KinematicsEasy to Moderate10
Engineering Mechanics1 marks – 1

2 marks – 2

Tough5
General Aptitude1 marks – 5

2 marks – 5

Family Relations, Grammar, Inference, Co-ordinate GeometryTough15
Machine Design1 marks – 2

2 marks – 1

S-N Curve, Theories of FailureEasy to Moderate4
Industrial Engineering1 marks – 0

2 marks – 2

SchedulingModerate4
Engineering Mathematics1 marks – 5

2 marks – 2

Differential Equations, Probability, Rank of the Matrix, Eigen ValuesModerate14
Total65100

Detailed GATE ME Paper Analysis- Session 1

S.NoTopics% wise weightage
1Manufacturing Engineering17%
2General Aptitude15%
3Maths14%
4Fluid Mechanics 1010%
5Thermo Dynamics9%
6Theory of Machines7%
7Engineering Mathematics5%
8Heat Transfer55%
9Industrial Engineering4%
10Machine design4%

Detailed GATE ME Paper Analysis by GATE Academy – Session 2

Subject TopicsNo.Of QuestionsTopics in detailDifficulty LevelTotal Marks
Engineering Mathematics1 marks – 4

2 marks – 4

Mode, Probability,Moderate12
Theory of Machines (TOM) and

Vibration

1 marks – 2

2 marks – 5

Vibrations,Easy12
Mechanical Precision Engineering1 marks -4

2 marks – 5

Material science, Forming, USM, Crystal structures, Metal cutting, Tool life,Easy to Moderate12
Thermo Dynamics & Applied Thermo Dynamics1 marks -2

2 marks – 4

Psychometry,Moderate10
Strength of Materials (SOM)1 marks – 5

2 marks – 3

Maximum shear stress, Fatigue loading,

Thermal stresses, Bending moment

Easy11
Fluid Mechanics1 marks – 4

2 marks – 3

Divergence, Stability of floating Body, Fluid kinetics, TurbinesEasy to Moderate10
Industrial Engineering1 marks – 2

2 marks – 3

Queuing theory, Standard deviationModerate8
Heat & Mass Transfer1 marks – 2

2 marks – 2

Radiation, Fins, Unsteady state heat conductionEasy to Moderate6
Machine Design1 marks – 0

2 marks – 2

Easy to Moderate4
Engineering Mechanics1 marks – 0

2 marks – 0

0
General Aptitude1 marks – 5

2 marks – 5

Family Relations, Grammar, Inference, Co-ordinate GeometryTough15
Total65  100

Percentage-wise distribution of topics in Session 2

S.NoTopics% wise weightage
1Engineering Mathematics14%
2Theory of Machines & Vibrations14%
3Thermo Dynamics12%
4MPE14%
5Strength of Materials13%
6Fluid Mechanics12%
7Heat Transfer7%
8Industrial Engineering9%

Conclusion

This article gives you in-depth detail about the GATE ME 2021 exam paper along with its analysis. Students must go through the previous years’ papers as it provides a fair idea about the gist of the exam. It helps to understand the pattern and the difficulty level too.

Hence, do not skip this part during your preparation.

Good luck!

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  1. Sir,I calculate and my gate score is 26.76..and I am a obc candidate..is there any chance for cut of for this year?
    Kindly give me a reply

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