GATE 2017 Exam Analysis by Gate Forum for ME (Session I and 2)

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GATE 2017 Exam Analysis by Gate ForumGATE 2017 Exam Analysis by Gate Forum – GATE 2017 has been conducted online on February 4, 2017, for ME, AR, GC, AG and TF papers. The exam was held in Session I & II from 9:00 am to 12:00 pm and 2:00 pm to 5:00 pm. Gate Forum has provided the Exam Analysis of GATE for Mechanical Engineering (ME) paper held in Forenoon and Afternoon session. It is one of the popular subjects that the candidates appear for admission in the IITs, NITs, CFTIs etc. All the interested candidates who want to check the Exam Analysis for ME Paper of GATE 2017 which paper pattern, topics covered, difficulty level and more read the article below.

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Session 2 ME Analysis by GATE Forum is as below:

  • 2 marks questions in technical were easy but 1 marks questions were confusing.
  • General Aptitude was easy but lengthy.
  • The overall paper was tricky but the levle of difficulty was moderate in comparision to last year.
  • Most of the questions were formula bases. Unlike Session 1 paper.
Topics 1 Mark Questions 2 Marks Questions Total Questions
Engineering Mathematics 6 4 10
Engineering Mechanics 1 1 2
Strength of Materials 3 2 5
Design of Machine Elements 1 3 4
Theory of Machines 0 2 2
Vibrations 2 3 5
Fluid mechanics 3 5 8
Thermal Science 2 2 4
Heat Transfer 2 2 4
Manufacturing Science 5 2 7
Industrial Engineering 0 4 4
Verbal Ability 3 2 5
Numerical Ability 2 3 5

Analysis of ME paper (Session I) from 9:00 am to 12:00 pm

The overall difficulty level in the ME paper for the Forenoon session was higher than the last year. The ME paper contained concept based questions than formula based questions. Unlike last year, there was less weightage in the Engineering Mechanics session whereas the number of questions has increased in Strength of Materials, Thermal Science and Manufacturing. But other topics were as same as last year.

Section wise Analysis of the GATE 2017 ME paper

Below are all the different sections with the total number of questions from each section in ME paper for forenoon session:

S. No. Classifications of different Sections 1 mark questions 2 mark questions Total Questions
1 Engineering Mathematics 5 4 9
2 Egineering Mechanics 0 2 2
3 Strength of Materials 5 4 9
4 Design of Machine Elements 2 3 5
5 Theory of Machines 1 2 3
6 Vibrations 5 3 8
7 Thermal Science 5 4 9
8 Heat Transfer 1 1 2
9 Manufacturing Science 4 6 10
10 Industrial Engineering 0 2 5
11 Numerical Ability 2 3 5
12 Verbal Ability 3 2 5
13 Fluid Mechanics 4 3 7

Types of questions asked from each section in ME paper

Below in this table are various types of questions asked in from different sections in the ME paper of GATE 2017

S.No. Sections Types of Questions
1 Engineering Mechanics Kinemetics of Rigid Bodies in Plane Motion
2 Strength of Materials Thin Cylindrical Shells, Principle Stresses and Strains in PlaneStresses, torsion, Axial load, theory of failure
3 Theory of Machines Cam, Gear and Gear trains
4 Design of Machine Elements Shafts, Gears and Bearings
5 Vibrations Forced vibrations, vibration of body
6 Fluid mechanics Flow through pipes, Boundary layer theory, fluid kinematics, pump
7 Thermal Science Entropy and availability, second law of thermo dynamics, stoichiometry
8 Manufacturing Science Machining, Engineering materials, welding, lathe and meteorology, casting
9 Industrial Engineering Production Planning and Control, LPP
10 Heat Transfer Heat Exchangers, Conduction, Radiation

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