GATE Mechanical Engineering

GATE Mechanical Engineering is among the most appeared subjects in the GATE Exam. Every year more than 1 lakh candidates appear for the exam. GATE 2022 ME Exam was held on 13th February in two shifts (Forenoon and Afternoon). GATE 2022 results will be announced on 17th March 2022.

Get all the necessary information like syllabus, exam pattern, new changes introduced in GATE, important books, preparation tips, previous years’ question papers, cut off, and latest news related to GATE Mechanical Engineering Exam here. We have also provided direct links to the Answer Key and Question Papers.

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GATE Mechanical Engineering Latest News

Candidates who took the Mechanical Engineering (ME) and other papers exam on 5th, 6th, 12th, and 13th February 2022 are now able to access the GATE Answer Key and GATE Response Sheet from their GOAPS Portal.

GATE Mechanical Engineering Overview

Particulars

Details

Number of Questions in Paper

65

Number of Sections

Section 1 – General Aptitude, Section 2 – Mathematics and Mechanical Engineering

Topic-wise weightage

General Aptitude – 15%

Mathematics – 15%

Mechanical Engineering – 70%

Pattern of Questions

Multiple Choice Question (MCQs) and Numerical Answer Type Questions (NATQs)

Duration of Exam

3 Hours

Marking Scheme

Test Paper has questions carrying 1 mark and 2 marks, and

⅓ and ⅔ negative mark for incorrect answers, respectively

GATE Mechanical Engineering Preparation Videos

Expected Questions:

Rank Prediction:

GATE Mechanical Engineering Related Study Resources

GATE Mechanical Engineering Important Dates 2023 (Tentative)

Particulars

Dates (Tentative)

GATE Online Application Processing

August/September 2022

Closing of submission of application form

4th week of September 2022

Last Date of Extended period for Online Registration Application (With Late Fees)

2nd Week of October, 2022

Last date for requesting a change of examination city

3rd week of November 2022

Admit Card

1st week of January 2023

GATE 2023 Examination

1st and 2nd week of February 2023

Announcement of Result

3rd week of March 2023

GATE Mechanical Engineering Important Dates 2022

GATE 2022 exam schedule is given below:

Date (Day)

Time (IST)

Activities/Paper

4th February 2022 (Friday)

14:00 – 17:00 hours

(Afternoon Session – AN)

Miscellaneous Activities

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

11th February 2022 (Friday)

14:00 – 17:00 hours

(Afternoon Session – AN)

Miscellaneous Activities

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 Mechanical Engineering (ME) Exam Pattern

Candidates can check the overview of the GATE Exam Pattern for Mechanical in the table below:

Feature

Description

Examination Mode

Online (Computer Based Test)

Duration of Exam

3 Hours (180 Minutes)

Sectional Time Duration

None

Total Marks

100

Total Number of Questions

65

Number of Subjects (Papers)

29

Number of Sections

It depends on the subjects.

2-3 (GA and Core Discipline or GA, Engineering Mathematics and Core Subject)

Type of Questions

Multiple Choice Questions (MCQ)

Multiple Select Questions (MSQ)

Numerical Answer Type (NAT) Questions

Marking Scheme

1 or 2 marks for each right answer

Negative Marking Scheme

For a wrong answer chosen in a MCQ, there will be negative marking.

For 1-mark MCQ, 1/3 mark will be deducted for a wrong answer.

For 2-mark MCQ, 2/3 mark will be deducted for a wrong answer.

No negative marking for MSQ & NATQ.

Marking Scheme for Mechanical Engineering:

Stream/Course

Exam Pattern

Mechanical Engineering (ME)

GA (General Aptitude) – 15 marks

Engineering Mathematics – 13 marks

Subject of the Paper – 72 marks

GATE Mechanical Engineering Paper Analysis

Overview of the GATE paper analysis 2022:

Mechanical Engineering (ME) Shift 1 (9:00 am – 12:00 am)

Particulars

Details

Question Type

5 MSQs

35 NATQs

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:

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

Particulars

Details

Question Type

6 MSQs

24 NATQs

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:

GATE Mechanical Engineering Results Analysis

GATE result analysis is one of the important aspects of the exam. Every year 1-2 lakh students appear in the GATE Mechanical Engineering (ME) exam.

GATE ME Topper Marks by Year

Year

Paper

Marks

Score

2021

GATE Mechanical Engineering (ME)

93.22

979

2020

GATE Mechanical Engineering (ME)

86.88

987

2019

GATE Mechanical Engineering (ME)

94.75

1000

2018

GATE Mechanical Engineering (ME)

98.83

1000

2017

GATE Mechanical Engineering (ME)

94.85

1000

GATE Mechanical Engineering (ME) Cutoff over Years

Year

Paper

GEN

OBC

SC/ST/PH

2021

GATE Mechanical Engineering (ME)

33.0

29.7

22.0

2020

GATE Mechanical Engineering (ME)

34.0

30.6

22.6

2019

GATE Mechanical Engineering (ME)

34.1

30.7

22.7

2018

GATE Mechanical Engineering (ME)

34.7

31.2

23.1

2017

GATE Mechanical Engineering (ME)

32.7

29.4

21.8

The graph below shows the ME cutoff trend of the last 5 years:

ME cutoff plot

GATE ME Important Topics for Exam Preparation

Check the following videos on GATE ME Preparation Tips:

Based on the previous years’ question papers, we have listed the most important topics from the technical subjects of Mechanical Engineering below:

S. No.

Subject

Important Topics

1.

Machine Design

Joints

Design of Gears and Bearings

2.

Strength of Materials

Friction

SF & BM

Deflections

Bending Stress

Stress and Strain

3.

Engineering Mechanics

Work and Energy

Law of Restitution

Structural Analysis

4.

Industrial Engineering

EOQ Problems

Queuing Theory

Inventory Control

Linear Programming Problem

5.

Theory of Machines & Vibration

Linkages

Shafts Problems

Governors and Flywheel

Free Damped Vibrations

Pairs and Its Applications

Inversions of Single and Double Slider Crank

6.

Fluid Machinery

Capillary

Buoyancy

Surface Tension

Velocity Potential

Flow Through Pipes

Boundary Layer Theory

Applications of Bernoulli Equation

7.

Thermodynamics

Steam Turbines

Laws of Thermodynamics

Second Law and First Law Problems

Problems on Diesel, Otto, Dual Cycle

8.

Engineering Materials

Heat Treatment

Defects in Crystal Structure

Effect of Alloying Elements

9.

Heat Transfer

Critical Thickness

Numbers in Convection

Problems on Conduction

Shape Factor in Radiation

Problem in Heat Exchangers

10.

Manufacturing

CNC Programming

Orthogonal Cutting

Resistance Welding

Problems on Welding

Tool Life Equation Problems

Riser and Gate Design of Casting

Casting Types and Design of Castings

11.

Engineering Mathematics

Matrices

Probability

Differential Equations

Frequently Asked Questions

What is ME1 and ME2 in the GATE exam?

ME 1 means morning shift (9:00 am – 12:00 pm), and ME 2 means evening shift (2.30 pm – 5.30 pm).

Can I get 100 marks in GATE?

No one has ever scored 100.

How many subjects are there in the GATE exam?

There are 29 subjects in the GATE 2022 exam.

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