GATE 2017 ME exam was conducted in two sessions on February 4th 2017. This blog will familiarize you with the Detailed Exam Analysis and reviews of both the sessions of GATE ME exam as compiled by PrepLadder Experts.

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GATE 2017 ME: Overall Analysis

Overall Difficulty level of the both the sessions of GATE 2017 ME exam was ranging between Easy to Moderate. Majority of the questions were based on direct concepts. Question paper was more Conceptual in nature. Session 1 contained more Conceptual questions while Session 2 contained more Formula-based questions. Facts which are noteworthy pertaining to this years’ GATE exam are in comparison to previous year.

 

GATE 2017 ME: Session 1 Topic-Wise Percentage Weight Age Analysis

Let us first go through the Details of the Topic-Wise percentage for Session 1:

Subject

% Weight Age

General Aptitude

15%

Engineering Mechanics

5%

Engineering Mathematics

14%

Industrial Engineering

4%

Manufacturing Engineering

17%

Thermo Dynamics

9%

Heat Transfer

5%

Fluid Mechanics

10%

Machine Design

4%

Theory of Machines & Vibrations

7%

 

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Detailed Exam Analysis: GATE 2017 Session 1

In Session 1, Engineering Mechanics carried low weight age in comparison to previous year exam while more weight age was assigned to subjects such as Strength of Materials, Fluid Mechanics and Mechanical Precision Engineering when compared to previous year.

Subject

No. of Questions

Total Weight Age

Topics Covered

Difficulty Level

General Aptitude

1 marks – 5

2 marks – 5

15

Inference, Co­ordinate Geometry, Family Relations, Grammar

Difficult

 

Engineering Mathematics

1 marks - 5

2 marks - 4

13

Rank of the Matrix, Eigen Values, Differential Equations, Probability

Moderate

 

Engineering Mechanics

2 marks - 2

4

Kinematics of Rigid Bodies in Plane Motion

Difficult

 

 

Industrial Engineering

1 marks - 0

2 marks - 2

4

Scheduling

Moderate

 

Machine Design

1 marks - 2

2 marks - 1

4

S-N Curve, Theories of Failure

Easy to Moderate

 

Heat & Mass Transfer

1 marks - 1

2 marks - 2

5

Conduction, Heat Exchanger

Easy to Moderate

 

Fluid Mechanics

1 marks - 4

2 marks - 3

 

10

Flow through Pipes, Kinematics

Easy to Moderate

 

Mechanical Precision Engineering

1 marks  -5

2 marks - 6

 

17

Casting, Welding,

Slab Milling, Non-Traditional Machining

Easy to Moderate

 

Thermo

Dynamics & Applied Thermo Dynamics

1 marks -1

2 marks- 4

9

Entropy, Brayton Cycle

Moderate

 

Theory of Machines (TOM) and

Vibration

1 marks- 1

2 marks- 3

7

Dynamics of Slider Crank Mechanism,Natural Frequency,Epicyclic Gear Trains

Easy

 

Strength of Materials (SOM)

1 marks- 4

2 marks- 3

 

10

Poisson's Ratio, Columns

Easy

 

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GATE 2017 ME: Session 2 Topic-Wise Percentage Weight Age Analysis

Let us go through the Topic-Wise percentage analysis for Session 2:

Topic-Wise Percentage Weight Age

Subject

% Weight Age

 

Industrial Engineering

9%

Thermo Dynamics

12%

Heat Transfer

7%

Fluid Mechanics

12%

Mechanical Precision Engineering

14%

Strength of Materials

13%

Theory of Machines & Vibrations

14%

Engineering Mathematics

14%

 

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Detailed Exam Analysis: GATE 2017 Session 2

In this session, Strength of Materials and Thermal Science carried low weight age in comparison to previous year paper while Vibrations and Fluid Mechanics carried higher weight age.

Subject

No. of Questions

Total Weight Age

Topics Covered

Difficulty Level

General Aptitude

1 marks - 5

2 marks - 5

15

Inference,

Co­ordinate Geometry,

Family Relations, Grammar

Difficult

 

Engineering Mathematics

1 marks - 4

2 marks - 4

12

Mode, Probability

Moderate

 

Engineering Mechanics

1 mark – 1

2 Marks - 1

3

-

Moderate

 

Industrial Engineering

1 marks - 2

2 marks - 3

8

Queuing Theory,

Standard Deviation

Moderate

 

Machine Design

1 marks - 0

2 marks - 2

4

-

Easy to Moderate

 

Heat & Mass Transfer

1 marks - 2

2 marks - 2

6

 Radiation, Fins,

Unsteady State Heat Conduction

Easy to Moderate

 

Fluid Mechanics

1 marks - 4

2 marks - 3

10

Fluid Kinetics, Turbines,

Divergence,

Stability of Floating Body

Easy to Moderate

 

Mechanical Precision Engineering

1 marks -4

2 marks - 5

12

Material Science, Forming,

Metal Cutting, Tool life,

USM, Crystal Structures

Easy to Moderate

 

Thermo Dynamics & Applied Thermo Dynamics

 1 marks -2

2 marks - 4

10

Stoichiometry,  Second law of

Thermodynamics

Moderate

 

Theory of Machines (TOM) and

Vibration

 1 marks - 2

2 marks - 5

12

Vibrations, Cam, Gear and Gear trains

Easy

 

Strength of Materials (SOM)

1 marks - 5

2 marks - 3

11

Thermal Stresses, Bending Moment, Maximum shear stress, Fatigue Loading

Easy

We hope that this blog will familiarize you with the Detailed Exam Analysis of both the sessions of GATE ME and serve helpful for those who are appearing in GATE 2018.

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