GATE Paper Analysis 2022 | Branchwise Review of GATE 2022 Papers

IIT Kharagpur has successfully conducted the GATE 2022 exam on 5, 6, 12, and 13 February 2022. The exam was conducted in online mode in 29 papers. This article mainly discusses the GATE 2022 paper review and detailed topic-wise analysis for Civil Engineering (CE), Electrical Engineering (EE), Electronics and Communication Engineering (ECE), Mechanical Engineering (ME), and Computer Science Engineering (CSE).

Check this article for more information about the GATE Exam Analysis 2022, section-wise review, question paper pattern, difficulty level, expected cutoff, questions asked in GATE 2022, and all the data related to the GATE 2022 exam.

GATE 2022 Important Dates

Events

Important Dates

Day

GATE 2022 Admit Card Download Date

7th January 2022

Friday

GATE 2022 Exam Dates

5th, 6th, 12th, and 13th February 2022

Saturday, Sunday

GATE 2022 Answer Keys

3rd week of February 2022

GATE 2022 Result Date

17th March 2022

Thursday

GATE 2022 Exam Schedule

Date (Day)

Time (IST)

Paper

5th February 2022 (Saturday)

09:00 – 12:00 hours (Forenoon Session – FN)

CS & BM

14:30 – 17:30 hours (Afternoon Session – AN)

EE & MA

6th February 2022 (Sunday)

09:00 – 12:00 hours (Forenoon Session – FN)

EC, ES, ST, NM, MT & MN

14:30 – 17:30 hours (Afternoon Session – AN)

CY, CH, PI, XH, IN, AG, GG & TF

12th February 2022 (Saturday)

09:00 – 12:00 hours (Forenoon Session – FN)

CE-1**, BT, PH & EY

14:30 – 17:30 hours (Afternoon Session – AN)

CE-2**, XE & XL

13th February 2022 (Sunday)

09:00 – 12:00 hours (Forenoon Session – FN)

ME-1**, PE & AR

14:30 – 17:30 hours (Afternoon Session – AN)

ME-2**, GE & AE

GATE 2022 Exam Pattern

Particulars

Details

Examination Mode

Computer-based Test (CBT)

Duration

3 Hours

Number of Subjects (Papers)

29

Sections

General Aptitude (GA) +

Candidate’s Selected Subject

Type of Questions

(a) Multiple-Choice Questions (MCQ)

(b) Multiple-Select Questions (MSQ) and/or

Numerical Answer Type (NAT) Questions

Questions for testing these abilities

Recall

Comprehension

Application

Analysis & Synthesis

Number of Questions

10 (GA) + 55 (subject) = 65 Questions

Distribution of Marks in all Papers

EXCEPT papers AR, CY, EY, GG, MA, PH,

XH and XL

General Aptitude: 15 Marks +

Engineering Mathematics: 13 Marks +

Subject Questions: 72 Marks =

Total: 100 Marks

Distribution of Marks in papers AR, CY,

EY, GG, MA, PH, XH and XL

General Aptitude: 15 Marks +

Subject Questions: 85 Marks =

Total: 100 Marks

Marking Scheme

Questions carry 1 mark and 2 marks

Negative Marking

For a wrong answer chosen in a MCQ, there will

be negative marking. For a 1-mark MCQ, 1/3 mark

will be deducted for a wrong answer. Likewise,

for a 2-mark MCQ, 2/3 mark will be deducted for a

wrong answer

GATE 2022 Paper Analysis

Here you can find detailed subject-wise weightage analysis, difficulty level, and questions asked in the GATE 2022 paper, based on the reviews of candidates who have appeared for the exam. As the GATE exam avails numerous opportunities for the aspirants appearing for the exam, we are expecting a large number of candidates appearing for the exam.

GATE 2022 Paper Analysis: Computer Science Engineering (CS)

IIT Kharagpur conducted the GATE Computer Science 2022 exam on 5th February, 2022 in the Forenoon session (9 AM to 12 PM). You can find more details below:

Particulars

Details

Question Type

15 MSQs

16 NAT

24 MCQs

Difficulty Level

Moderate to Tough

Computer Networks

Highest Weightage in the paper

Engineering Mathematics

6 Marks

Discrete Mathematics

9 Marks

General Aptitude

Relatively Tough

Video on GATE 2022 CS Paper Live Analysis:

The table below shows topic-wise mark distribution:

Topics

Questions

Total Marks

1 Mark

2 Marks

Algorithms

3

3

9

Data Structures and Programming

3

3

9

Computer Organization

2

3

8

Digital Logic

1

2

5

Computer Network

3

4

11

Theory of Computation

2

4

10

Databases

3

2

7

Compiler Design

1

2

5

Operating Systems

2

2

6

Discrete Mathematics

3

3

9

Engineering Mathematics

2

2

6

General Aptitude

5

5

15

Total

30

35

100

Pie Chart of Topic-wise Analysis

CS

GATE 2022 Paper Analysis: Electrical Engineering (EE)

The Electrical Engineering paper was conducted on 5th February 2022 in the afternoon session (2:30 PM – 5:30 PM). You can find more details about the exam below:

Particulars

Details

Question Type

No MSQs

22 NAT

33 MCQs

Difficulty Level

Easy to Moderate

Electromagnetic Field Questions

Tough

General Aptitude

Relatively Tough

Video on GATE 2022 EE Paper Live Analysis:

The table below shows topic-wise mark distribution:

Topics

Questions

Total Marks

1 Mark

2 Marks

Signal & System

0

4

8

Electromagnetics

1

3

7

Electrical Machines

2

5

12

Analog Electronics

3

2

7

Digital Electronics

2

0

2

Power System

4

2

8

Control System

2

3

8

Electric Circuits

5

1

7

Power Electronics

3

4

11

Electrical Measurement

2

0

2

Engineering Mathematics

1

6

13

General Aptitude

5

5

15

Total

30

35

100

Pie Chart of Topic-wise Analysis

EE

GATE 2022 Paper Analysis: Electronic and Communication Engineering (ECE)

The Electronics and Communication Engineering paper was conducted on 6th February 2022 in the forenoon session (9 AM – 12 PM). You can find more details about the exam below:

Particulars

Details

Question Type

14 MSQs

18 NAT

33 MCQs

Difficulty Level

Easy to Moderate

General Aptitude

Relatively Tough

Video on GATE 2022 ECE Paper Live Analysis:

The Table below shows topic-wise mark distribution:

Topics

Questions

Total Marks

1 Mark

2 Marks

Network Theory

2

3

8

Analog Circuits

4

3

10

Digital Circuits

3

4

11

Control System

1

3

7

Signal & System

2

2

6

Power System

4

2

8

Communication System

3

5

13

Electromagnetics

4

1

6

Power Electronics

3

4

11

Electronic Devices & Circuits

2

3

8

Engineering Mathematics

3

5

13

General Aptitude

5

5

15

Total

30

35

100

Pie Chart of Topic-wise Analysis

ECE

GATE 2022 Paper Analysis: Civil Engineering Engineering (CE)

The Civil Engineering paper was conducted on 12th February 2022 in two shifts(Forenoon and Afternoon). You can find more details about the exam below:

Civil Engineering (CE) Shift 1 (9 AM – 12 PM)

 

Particulars

Details
Question Type

7 MSQs

23 NAT

35 MCQs

Difficulty Level

Moderate to Tough
Geotechnical and Environmental Engineering

Highest Weightage in the paper

(11 marks each)

Engineering Mathematics

Moderate to Tough
General Aptitude

Relatively Tough

Video on GATE 2022 CE Paper Shift 1 Live Analysis:

The Table below shows topic-wise mark distribution of CE shift 1 paper:

Topics Questions Total Marks
1 Mark 2 Marks
Engineering Mechanics 0 0 0
Strength of Materials 1 1 3
Structure Analysis 0 3 6
RCC 2 3 8
Steel Structure 0 1 2
Geotechnical Engineering 5 3 11
Environmental Engineering 5 3 11
Fluid Mechanics 2 3 8
Irrigation 1 1 3
Hydrology 0 1 2
Surveying 2 2 6
Transportation Engineering 2 3 8
Building Materials and CPM 2 1 4
Engineering Mathematics 3 5 13
General Aptitude 5 5 15
Total 30 35 100

Pie Chart of Topic-wise Analysis CE Shift 1

CE shift 1

Civil Engineering (CE) Shift 2 (2.30 PM – 5.30 PM)

Particulars

Details
Question Type

7 MSQs

24 NAT

34 MCQs

Difficulty Level

Moderate to Tough
Geotechnical and Environmental Engineering

Highest Weightage in the paper

(14 and 10 marks respectively)

Engineering Mathematics

Moderate to Tough

General Aptitude

Moderate

Video on GATE 2022 CE Shift 2 Paper Live Analysis:

The Table below shows topic-wise mark distribution of CE shift 2 paper:

Topics

Questions Total Marks

1 Mark

2 Marks

Engineering Mechanics

1 1 3
Strength of Materials 3 3

9

Structure Analysis

0 1 2
RCC 1 2

5

Steel Structure

0 1 2
Geotechnical Engineering 4 5

14

Environmental Engineering

2 4

10

Fluid Mechanics

0 3 6
Irrigation 1 1

3

Hydrology

3 0 3
Surveying 2 0

2

Transportation Engineering

3 3 9
Building Materials and CPM 1 2

5

Engineering Mathematics

4 4 12
General Aptitude 5 5

15

Total

30 35

100

Pie Chart of Topic-wise Analysis CE Shift 2

CE shift 2

GATE 2022 Paper Analysis: Mechanical Engineering (ME)

The Mechanical Engineering paper was conducted on 13th February 2022 in two shifts (Forenoon and Afternoon). You can find more details about the exam below:

Mechanical Engineering (ME) Shift 1 (9 AM – 12 PM)

Particulars

Details
Question Type

5 MSQs

35 NAT

25 MCQs

Difficulty Level

Moderate to Tough
Manufacturing Engineering and Heat Transfer Highest Weightage in the paper

Engineering Mathematics

Moderate
General Aptitude

Easy

Video on GATE 2022 ME Paper Shift 1 Live Analysis:

The Table below shows topic-wise mark distribution of ME shift 1 paper:

Topics

Questions

Total Marks

1 Mark

2 Marks

TOM and Vibration

1 3 7
Manufacturing Engineering and Materials 5 5

15

Strength of Materials

2 2 6
Machine Design 1 1

3

Fluid Mechanics and Machinery

0 2 4
Thermodynamics 2 1

4

Refrigerating and Air Conditioning

0 0 0
Power Plant 1 1

3

IC Engine

0 1 2
Industrial Engineering 2 3

8

Heat Transfer

2 4 10
Engineering Mechanics 2 3

8

Engineering Mathematics

7 4 15
General Aptitude 5 5

15

Total

30 35

100

Pie Chart of Topic-wise Analysis ME Shift 1

ME shift 1

Mechanical Engineering (ME) Shift 2 (2.30 PM – 5.30 PM)

Particulars Details
Question Type 6 MSQs

24 NAT

35 MCQs

Difficulty Level Moderate to Tough
Engineering Mechanics, SOM, Industrial, Manufacturing Engineering and HMT Highest Weightage in the paper
Engineering Mathematics Moderate
General Aptitude Easy

Video on GATE 2022 ME Paper Shift 2 Live Analysis:

The Table below shows topic-wise mark distribution of ME shift 2 paper:

Topics

Questions

Total Marks

1 Mark

2 Marks

TOM and Vibration

2 2 6
Manufacturing Engineering and Materials 7 4

15

Strength of Materials

3 1 5
Machine Design 0 2

4

Fluid Mechanics and Machinery

1 2 5
Thermodynamics 1 2

5

Refrigerating and Air Conditioning

0 3 6
Power Plant 1 2

5

IC Engine

0 0 0
Industrial Engineering 2 3

8

Heat Transfer

2 3 8
Engineering Mechanics 2 2

6

Engineering Mathematics

4 4 12
General Aptitude 5

5

15

Total

30 35

100

Pie Chart of Topic-wise Analysis ME Shift 2

ME shift 2

GATE 2022 Question Paper and Solution

The GATE 2022 Question Papers and Solutions will be updated soon. You can check previous years’ question papers and solutions here.

GATE 2022 Expected Cutoff

The official cutoffs will be announced on the GATE 2022 official website soon. Candidates can get an idea by looking at the previous years’ cutoffs. GATE Cutoff 2021 are different for different branches, and different for different categories. Students who are seriously preparing for the exam must have good information about the GATE Cutoff. The GATE Cutoff for 2022 will be decided on various factors. The 2022 GATE Cutoff for the core branches is expected to be close to the GATE 2021 cutoff. They should always prepare as per the expected cut off for 2022, so that they can check out the PSU vacancies and admission for M. Tech.

The factors determining the GATE cutoff are

  • Exam’s difficulty level
  • Total number of seats available
  • Total number of candidates appearing

Comparison Plot

The above plot shows the variation of cutoff from 2019 to 2021. Out of three years, 2019 had a comparatively higher cutoff in almost all the papers.

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