GATE Mechanical Subject Wise Weightage

Candidates are advised to work hard, if they want to ace the GATE exam. Refer to the syllabus thoroughly of their preferred/ selected subjects and plan the exam preparation for the GATE papers. Additionally, study and build an intelligent approach to studies, thus scoring well. GATE subject wise weightage for Mechanical, as seen in this article, is the perfect foundation to plan the studies.

Understanding the GATE syllabus of the chosen subject as well as the GATE Mechanical subject wise weightage of marks is an unavoidable step to acing the exam. Here, we have tried to analyse the subject wise marks of the relevant subject as well its weightage. Going through this article will help the candidates to create a more effective exam strategy.

Mechanical Topic Wise GATE Marks Weightage

Candidates can browse through the GATE Exam pattern for the 2023 exam for Mechanical Engineering from below:

Stream/ Course Subject Total No. Of Questions Marks Allotted
Mechanical Engineering

General Aptitude

10

15

Engineering Mathematics 10 13
Mechanical Engineering Subjects 45 72
Total 65 100

GATE Topic Wise Weightage for ME

The yearly GATE subject wise weightage for Mechanical Engineering is listed below in this article. This analysis has been prepared on the basis of the past few years’ GATE ME question papers:

GATE 2020 ME Subject Wise Weightage

TOPIC MARKS WEIGHTAGE
General Aptitude 15
Engineering Mathematics 13.5
Engineering Mechanics 4
Mechanics of Material 5.5
Machine Design 6
Theory of Machines and Vibrations 8
Fluid Mechanics 7.5
Thermal Engineering 13
Heat Transfer 4.5
Manufacturing Engineering 16.5
Industrial Engineering 6.5

GATE 2019 ME Subject Wise Weightage

TOPIC MARKS WEIGHTAGE
General Aptitude 15
Engineering Mathematics 14
Engineering Mechanics 4
Mechanics of Material 9
Machine Design 6
Theory of Machines and Vibrations 9.5
Fluid Mechanics 7
Thermal Engineering 9.5
Heat Transfer 6.5
Manufacturing Engineering 15
Industrial Engineering 4.5

GATE 2018 ME Subject Wise Weightage

TOPIC MARKS WEIGHTAGE
General Aptitude 15
Engineering Mathematics 13.5
Engineering Mechanics 3.5
Mechanics of Material 11
Machine Design 4
Theory of Machines and Vibrations 7.5
Fluid Mechanics 9.5
Thermal Engineering 11
Heat Transfer 3.5
Manufacturing Engineering 16.5
Industrial Engineering 5

GATE 2017 ME Subject Wise Weightage

TOPIC MARKS WEIGHTAGE
General Aptitude 15
Engineering Mathematics 14.5
Engineering Mechanics 3
Mechanics of Material 9
Machine Design 6.5
Theory of Machines and Vibrations 8.5
Fluid Mechanics 9.5
Thermal Engineering 10
Heat Transfer 5.5
Manufacturing Engineering 14
Industrial Engineering 4.5

GATE 2016 ME Subject Wise Weightage

TOPIC MARKS WEIGHTAGE
General Aptitude 15
Engineering Mathematics 15
Engineering Mechanics 4.6
Mechanics of Material 11.6
Machine Design 2.6
Theory of Machines and Vibrations 7.3
Fluid Mechanics 8
Thermal Engineering 11.3
Heat Transfer 7.3
Manufacturing Engineering 14.3
Industrial Engineering 4.5

Types of Questions in GATE ME Question Paper

The distribution of marks for the subject with code, ME, i.e. Mechanical Engineering constitutes 15% of GA, 13% Engineering Mathematics, and 72% of the core subject. The GA section includes 10 questions, while the rest 55 questions are based on Engineering Mathematics and core discipline topics. The type of questions asked in the question paper are:

  • Multiple Choice questions
  • Multiple Select questions
  • Numerical Answer Type (NAT) Questions

Benefits of Analysing GATE ME Subject Wise Marks Weightage

Also, below, we have mentioned certain benefits of the subject wise weightage in GATE for ME (Mechanical Engineering). The points listed are:

  • Deliver good output, after utilisation of all the time and effort
  • Concentrate on the key subject, as per the weightage, while studying
  • Refer to the syllabus and plan studies according to the marks weightage
  • Leave out the least important topic, in case there is time shortage
  • Or browse through the main highlights of lesser important subjects, as per the available time

Meanwhile, BYJU’S is the perfect place to find all the details and study materials related to the GATE Exams, its application procedure, the exam dates, and more.

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