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GATE 2017 ME Paper Analysis Shift 2

Last Updated - September 22, 2017

GATE ME 2017 paper held on February 4, 2017, in 2 shifts: morning and afternoon shifts. The GATE 2017 exam carried 65 questions which were to be completed in 3-hour duration.

GATE Mechanical Engineering paper had both MCQs and Numerical Type Questions. The level of difficulty of GATE ME paper was reported easy to moderate. Candidates who studied well for GATE 2017 can score a good rank. Hard work in a smarter way always pays. SOM, FM and MPE topics in Mechanical Engineering dominated the GATE 2017 ME Paper.

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All the 3 sections had a different difficulty level. General Aptitude was comparatively tough. Candidates found English the most difficult one among other sections. While the Technical Section was easy to moderate.

In this article, we are providing you GATE 2017 ME paper analysis by The GATE Academy and GATE Forum. Let's check what they have predicted for GATE 2017, ME Paper.


Analysis of GATE 2017 Mechanical Engineering Evening Shift (The GATE Academy)

The marks distribution of topics sked in GATE Mechanical Engineering paper is depicted in the following pie chart:

Paper Analysis

GATE Paper Analysis of Mechanical Engineering by The GATE Academy is represented in the following table:

SubjectQuestion NumberTopics Asked (Memory Based)Difficulty LevelTotal Marks
SOM1 Mark (5) | 2 Marks (3)Maximum Shear Stress, Fatigue Loading, Thermal Stresses, Bending MomentEasy11
TOM & Vibration1 Mark (2) | 2 Marks (5)VibrationsEasy12
TD, Applied TD1 Mark (2) | 2 Marks (4)PsychometryModerate10
MPE1 Mark (4) | 2 Marks (4)Material science, Forming, USM, Crystal Structures, Metal Cutting, Tool LifeEasy to Moderate12
FM1 Mark (4) | 2 Marks (3)Divergence, Stability of Floating Body, Fluid Kinetics, TurbinesEasy to Moderate10
HT1 Mark (2) | 2 Marks (2)Radiation, Fins, Unsteady State Heat ConductionEasy to Moderate6
Machine Design1 Mark (0) | 2 Marks (2)-Easy to Moderate4
Industrial Engineering1 Mark (2) | 2 Marks (3)Queuing theory, Standard deviationModerate8
Engineering Mechanics1 Mark (0) | 2 Marks (0)-NA0
Engineering Mathematics1 Mark (4) | 2 Marks (4)Mode, ProbabilityModerate12
GA1 Mark (5) | 2 Marks (5)-Tough15
Total   100

According to The GATE Academy, majority of the questions were concept based. The weightage of MPE, SOM, TOM and TD was comparatively high. Surprisingly, this year, GA was tough as compared to previous year.

CheckGATE 2017 ME Paper Analysis

Analysis of GATE 2017 Mechanical Engineering Evening Shift (GATE Forum)

Distribution of questions from various topics asked in GATE 2017 Mechanical Engineering Paper is represented in the following bar graph:

GATE Paper Analysis

GATE Paper Analysis of ME by GATE Forum is depicted in the following table:

Section1 Mark Questions2 Mark QuestionsTotal Number of Questions
Design of Machine Elements134
Engineering Mathematics6410
Engineering Mechanics112
Fluid mechanics358
Heat Transfer224
Industrial Engineering044
Strength of Materials325
Manufacturing Science527
Numerical Ability235
Thermal Science224
Theory of Machines022
Verbal Ability325
Vibrations235

According to GATE Forum, most of the questions in GATE 2017 ME Paper were formula based. This year, Vibrations and FM ad high weightage while SOM and Thermal Science weightage has come down. As per them, IIT Roorkee has followed almost same weightage as the pattern of previous year GATE paper. In general, the difficulty level of GATE ME Paper was moderate. 

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