GATE 2017 Analysis for ME by TIME


GATE 2017 Analysis for ME by TIMEGATE 2017 Analysis for ME by TIME: The 1st and 2nd session of the Graduate Aptitude Test for engineering were held on February 04, 2017. The two sessions covered five disciplines namely, ME, TF, GG, AG and AR. The ME paper, which is one of the major streams was conducted in both the sessions. In the article given below, candidates may check the exam analysis for ME of GATE 2017 by TIME. It will indicate the overall analysis of the entrance test such as the pattern of the paper, common topics covered, and difficulty level of the question etc for both the sessions.

GATE 2017 Analysis for ME by TIME

The forenoon session of GATE 2017 for the ME paper was held from 9:00 am to 12:00 pm and the afternoon session from 2:00 pm to 5:00 pm. The exam had questions on Technical stream wise concepts, Engineering Maths & General Aptitude. Candidates were given a total time of 180 minutes to complete the exam. As per the analysis by T.I.M.E, the interface of GATE 2017 was similar to the previous year. Also, no technical problem was reported and the exam went on smoothly.

GATE 2017 Analysis for ME by TIME- Exam Pattern

The Numerical questions in the ME paper were higher in proportion. There was also an increase in the total number of questions from the Numerical answer Type (NAT) than last year. According to TIME, the exam was slightly tricky as compared to the previous year. However, the Theoretical questions and Multiple Choice Questions (MCQs) were easy to attempt. The session wise analysis of the exam is given below:

Forenoon Session (1): The ME paper of session 1 was between Moderate to Difficult in comparison to the previous year. The maximum number of questions were asked from two sections namely, Strength of Material and Thermodynamics & Fluid Mechanics. The section of Manufacturing Technology was given substantive weightage. The complexity and the total number of questions from the Design part were moderate whereas questions from the Engg. Maths and Aptitude were easier as compared to the rest of the sections. The marks distribution for each subject is as given below:

Subject 1 Mark Questions 2 Mark Questions Total Marks
FM 4 3 10
SOM 3 3 9
Machine Design 2 1 4
Engg. Mechanics 1 2 5
Industrial Engineering 0 2 4
Manufacturing Technology 5 6 17
Thermodynamics 1 4 9
Heat Transfer 1 2 5
TOM 1 3 7
Total     70

Afternoon Session (2)
: The number of MCQs and NAT questions were almost equal in number in session 2. Questions from the core subjects were given equal weightage. However, the marks in NAT questions was more than that of the MCQs. As a whole, the ME paper was moderate. Check the distribution of marks of ME below by TIME in the table given below.

Subject 1 Mark Questions 2 Mark Questions Total Marks
Manufacturing Technology 4 4 12
SOM 4 1 6
Engg. Mechanics 0 1 2
FM 3 3 9
TOM 2 4 10
Heat Transfer 2 2 6
Industrial Engg. 2 2 6
Machine Design 1 4 9
Thermodynamics 2 4 10
Total     70

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