GATE Mechanical Engineering Exam Paper Analysis (2005-2015)

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GATE 2016 Exam will be conducted between 30 January to 7 February on Saturdays & Sundays. At this time, most candidates are either relaxed and confident about their preparation, or are super confused whether they’ll make it through. Worry no more!

We will help you predict where you might land in GATE 2016 Exam Results. For the next few days, we will be providing an in-depth analysis of GATE Exam Papers from 2005 to 2015. We will be taking up one educational trade per day. This detailed exam review will consist of the following elements.

  • Subject-Wise Weightage in GATE Exams
  • Important Topics
  • Tips for attempting GATE 2016 Exam Paper successfully

We begin with complete exam review and question paper analysis of GATE Mechanical Engineering Exam. Bookmark our blog if you wish to read each and every exam paper analysis.

 

Analysis of GATE Mechanical Engineering Exam (2005-2015)

GATE 2016 Exam for Mechanical Engineering throws no surprises on the candidate. It is in accordance with the pattern specified in the exam prospectus. The paper consists of 65 Questions with a maximum score of 100 marks.

The Question-wise breakup is as follows:

Name of the Section  Marks 
 Engineering Mathematics  15
 General Aptitude ( Verbal & Non- Verbal Ability)  15
 Core Engineering Subjects  70
 Total Marks  100

 

Subject wise weightage in GATE  Mechanical Engineering Examination Paper

Based on GATE Morning and Afternoon Session Papers,  Engineering Mathematics, Thermodynamics, Manufacturing, Industrial Engineering and Strength of Materials subjects have a combined weightage of more than 50 marks.

So prioritizing these subjects may get you more marks.

GATE Mechanical Engineering Exam Paper Analysis (2010-2015)

Name of the Subject  2010  2011 2012  2013 2014 2015
  Engineering Mathematics 9 12 15 15 19 15
  Engineering Mechanics  0  6  7  2  2 7
  Strength of Materials  5  14  11  6  8  5
  Theory of Machines  13  8  5  8  10 9
  Machine Design  4  0  0  8  6 5
  Fluid Mechanics  14  5  5  6  6  13
  Heat Transfer  2  4  6  10  5  2
  Thermodynamics  10  18  6  10  12  10
  Refrigeration & Air-Conditioning  2  2  7  0  1  0
  Manufacturing & Industrial Engineering  26  23  23  20  16  19
  General Aptitude (GA)  15  15  15  15  15  15

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GATE Mechanical Engineering Exam Paper Analysis (2005-2009)

Name of the Subject  2005   2006 2007   2008 2009 
  Engineering Mathematics 25  20  20   24   16
  Engineering Mechanics  10  4  3  5  3
  Strength of Materials  14  12  12   20  6
  Theory of Machines  14  21  13  7  10
  Machine Design  5  8   17   14  6
  Fluid Mechanics  11  17  15   7  8
  Heat Transfer  10  7  12  9  9
  Thermodynamics  20  14  12  20  11
  Refrigeration & Air-Conditioning  4   3   4  4  1
  Manufacturing & Industrial Engineering 37  44  42  4  30
  General Aptitude (GA)  –  –  –  –  –

Mechanical Engineering paper requires students to be strong in fundamentals to do well and the same trend has been observed over the years.

 

GATE 2016 Mechanical Engineering Exam Important Topics

The questions from these topics are frequently asked and hence, these topics are important in getting good score in GATE.

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Engineering Mathematics

  • Matrices
  • Probability
  • Differential Equations

SOM  and Engineering Mechanics

  • Deflections
  • Bending Stress
  • Friction

Theory of Machines

  • Gears
  • Balancing
  • DOF of Structures

Machine Design & Vibration

  • Principle Stress
  • Springs
  • Vibrations

Fluid Mechanics

  • Viscosity
  • Buoyancy
  • Velocity Potential

Fluid Machinery & RAC

  • Turbines
  • Pumps
  • Psychometric

Heat Transfer

  • Conduction
  • Convection
  • Radiations

Thermodynamics

  • Laws of Thermodynamics
  • Detonations
  • Turbines

Engineering Materials

  • Heat Treatment
  • Crystal Structures
  • ICD

Manufacturing & Industrial Engineering

  • Forging
  • Welding
  • Foundry
  • Tool Life Equation
  • Queuing Theory
  • Inventory control

Since there are only a few days left for GATE 2016 Examination, we can only provide a few tips which every GATE aspirant must follow.

Here they are:

1. Attack General Aptitude Section First!
It is easier to score full marks in General Aptitude section. These questions are very easy to answer. Think twice before selecting an option.

2. Time Allotment 
1-mark Multiple Choice Questions (MCQ) do not consume much time as compared to numerical type questions. Be accurate and quick with 1-answer MCQ, in order to save time and spend the remaining time on 2-mark questions.

3. Distinction between Questions based on Difficulty Level 

  • Easy questions would be from General Aptitude, Fluid Mechanics, Engineering Materials , and Strength of materials
  • Difficult questions are possible from Thermal sciences, Manufacturing, and Engineering Mechanics.

Solve the Easy questions first. Bifurcate them according to difficulty level and attempt the easy ones first to save the time. Time management plays a vital role in achieving success

4. Revise Previous Year’s GATE Exam Questions
If you still haven’t, attempt them pronto! These GATE Exam Papers are the best judge of your level of accuracy and efficiency in actual GATE 2016 Exam.

5. GATE Examination Guidelines
During the exam, Read the instructions Carefully. Understand the direction give n to attempt a question so that scope for blunders is reduced.

A few additional pointers would be

  • Use scribble pad to jot down the points ,ideas etc so that least no. of mistakes are made while framing the final answer
  • Try to attempt the leftover questions once more
  • Use the option of Mark for review
  • Use virtual numerical keypad

We wrap up our GATE Mechanical Engineering Exam Paper Analysis here.

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