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    GATE 2017 Mechanical Engineering topic wise exam analysis

    The first of the four day computer-based Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering (GATE 2017) was conducted successfully today on February 4. The Mechanical Engineering paper was conducted in two sessions from 9am to 12pm, and from 2pm to 5pm. Below is the question paper analysis for session one and two of GATE 2017 by experts from GateForum.

    GATE 2017: Question paper analysis for Mechanical Engineering by GateForum

    Section 1 Mark 2 Mark No.of Ques
    Engineering Mathematics  5 4 9
    Engineering Mechanics 0 2 2
    Strength of Materials 5 4 9
    Design of Machine Elements 0 1 1
    Theory of Machines 1 2 3
    Vibrations 0 1 1
    Fluid mechanics 4 3 7
    Thermal Science 5 4 9
    Heat Transfer  1 1 2
    Manufacturing Science 4 6 10
    Industrial Engineering 0 2 2
    Verbal Ability 3 2 5
    Numerical Ability 2 3 5

    Type of questions asked from each section of GATE 2017

    A B
    Engineering Mechanics Kinematics of Rigid Bodies in Plane Motion
    Strength of Materials Thin Cylindrical Shells, Principle Stresses and Strains in Plane Stresses, torsion, Axial load, theory of failure
    Design of Machine Elements Shafts, Gears and Bearings
    Theory of Machines Cam, Gear and Gear trains
    Vibrations Forced vibrations, vibration of body
    Fluid Mechanics Flow through pipes, Boundary layer theory, fluid kinematics, pump
    Thermal Sciences Entropy and availability, second law of thermo dynamics, stoichiometry
    Heat Transfer Heat Exchangers, Conduction, Radiation
    Manufacturing Science Machining, Engineering materials, welding, lathe and meteorology, casting
    Industrial Engineering Production Planning and Control, LPP

    GateForum’s comment on GATE 2017 Mechanical Engineering paper – 

    • ME paper I had more concept based questions than only formula based questions.
    • Compared to last year, Engineering Mechanics weightage has come down while it is increased in Strength of Materials, Thermal Science and Manufacturing Science.
    • In remaining topics, Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Roorkee has followed has almost the same weightage compared to last year.
    • In general the overall difficulty level of the paper is higher than last year. 

    GATE 2017 paper analysis for Mechanical Engineering session 2

    Section 1 Mark 2 Mark No of Ques
    Engineering Mathematics 6 4 10
    Engineering Mechanics 1 1 2
    Strength of Materials 3 2 5
    Design of Machine Elements 1 3 4
    Theory of Machines  0 2 2
    Vibrations 2 3 5
    Fluid Mechanics 3 5 8
    Thermal Science 2 2 4
    Heat Transfer 2 2 4
    Manufacturing Science 5 2 7
    Industrial Engineering 0 4 4
    Verbal Ability 3 2 5
    Numerical Ability 2 3 5

    Comments on GATE 2017 Mechanical Engineering session 2 by GateForum

    • ME paper II had more formula based questions.
    • Compared to last year, in Strength of Materials and Thermal Science weightage has come down while it is increased in Vibrations and Fluid Mechanics.
    • In remaining topics IIT Roorkee has followed almost the same weightage compared to last year.
    • In general the overall difficulty level of the paper is moderate than last year.

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