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GATE 2021 Mechanical Engineering (ME): Exam Date, Syllabus, Pattern, Analysis, Question Paper, Answer Key, Cutoff

Sakunth Kumar
Sakunth KumarPublished On: February 03, 2021 | GATE

GATE ME 2021 will be conducted on February 14. Check the GATE Mechanical Engineering 2021 exam date, pattern, syllabus, old question papers, exam analysis and cutoff here. 

GATE ME 2021

GATE ME (Mechanical Engineering) 2021 will be conducted on February 14. On this page, you can check all important details about GATE ME 2021 such as exam date, syllabus, pattern, exam analysis and cutoff. You can also download the PDF of GATE ME question papers and answer keys for 2020, 2019, and 2018 here.

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GATE ME 2021 Exam Date

The important dates pertaining to GATE ME 2021 exam are as follows -

EventDate
Exam DateFebruary 14, 2021
ResultsMarch 22, 2021

GATE ME Exam Pattern & Weightage 2021

The ME exam pattern of GATE 2020 is divided into two sections, i.e., General Aptitude and Subject Specific, i.e., Mechanical Engineering. Check the detailed ME exam pattern of GATE 2020 here -

Subject

Total No. Of Questions

Questions Division

Marks

General Aptitude

10 Questions

Question No: - 1 to 5

05 Marks (One Mark for Each Question)

Question No: - 6 to 10

10 Marks (2 Marks for Each Question)

Physics (Subject)

55 Questions

Question No: - 1 to 25

25 Marks (1 Mark for Each Question)

Question No: - 26 to 55

60 Marks (2 Marks for Each Question)

Total Number of Questions

65 Questions

-

100 Marks

GATE ME Cutoff 2020

The cutoff for GATE ME 2020 is as follows -

Name of the CategoryCutoff
General34.0
OBC30.6
SC/ ST PH22.6

GATE ME 2020 Question Paper & Answer Key

GATE ME 2020 Session 1 Question Paper

GATE ME 2020 Session 1 Answer Key

GATE ME 2020 Session 2 Question Paper

GATE ME 2020 Session 2 Answer Key

GATE ME 2020 Exam Analysis for Session 2

GATE ME 2020 Session 2 exam has been completed, and the candidates can check the detailed analysis here.According to the initial reports, GATE 2020 ME Session 1 and 2 papers were difficult and compared to the last five years, 2020 paper turned out to be difficult.

Overall Difficulty: Tough (Moderate to Difficult to be Precise). There were a total number of 30 NAT questions.

Topic with Highest Weightage: Production, Thermodynamics and SOM major subjects. There were fewer questions from TOM

Students Response & Questions:

  • Mathematics and GA sections were easy.

Topic Wise Weightage in GATE ME 2020 (Session 2)

Name of the TopicWeightage (Marks)
Engineering Mechanics04
Strength of Materials and Machine Design08
Theory of Machines and Vibrations04
Machine Design08
Fluid Mechanics08
Heat Transfer06
Thermodynamics and Applications13
Engineering Materials and Manufacturing17
Industrial Engineering04
Engineering Mathematics13
General Aptitude15

Subject Wise Analysis for GATE ME Session 2 (2020)

The subject wise analysis for GATE ME 2020 is as follows -

Name of the SubjectTotal Marks in Shift 1Total Marks in Shift 2
General Aptitude1315
Engineering Mathematics1513
Theory of Machines and Vibration0804
Manufacturing1817
SOM & MD1209
Fluid Mechanics0808

GATE ME 2020 Exam Analysis for Session 1

GATE ME exam 2020 for the morning session has been concluded, and the question paper was tough compared to the last five years. Candidates appearing for the afternoon session can check the detailed analysis of the morning session so that the candidates will have an idea of types of questions that featured in the exam. The expected cutoff for the morning session exam of GATE 2020 ME is updated here.

Overall Difficulty: The overall difficulty level of the GATE ME was difficult.

Topic with Highest Weightage: Manufacturing and Thermodynamics

Students Response & Questions:

  • From Industrial Engineering, there were two questions, and there was one from line assembly and second from linear programming. These questions were not only lengthy but tough.\
  • There was one mark question to find Logarithmic Mean Temperature Difference from Heat Transfer.
  • There was one question from Compressor, One from Baryton and One from Otto Cycle
  • The was a question on Brake Power and Flywheel.
  • There were questions on Inertia and Gravity
  • Froud Number is the Ratio of..............................
  • Build: Building Grow
  • Structure of Austenite
  • Jofra Archer, England fast bowler is...............than accurate
  • Match the column - tempering, quenching, annealing, normalizing
  • Basic questions from Laplace and Matrices
  • There were many numerical based questions.
  • There were questions on Temperature also
  • From English, there were questions on sentence correction, tenses and paragraph
  • There was one question from Machine Drawing
  • There was a question on Production
  • The questions were application-based this year.
  • There were questions from Refrigeration and Air-Conditioning.​

Topic Wise Weightage in GATE ME 2020 (Session 1)

Name of the TopicWeightage (Marks)
Engineering Mechanics05
Strength of Materials and Machine Design12
Theory of Machines and Vibrations08
Machine Design05
Fluid Mechanics8 Marks
Heat Transfer6 to 7 Marks
Thermodynamics and Applications08 to 11 Marks
Engineering Materials18 Marks (Approximately)
Manufacturing18
Industrial Engineering04 - 05
Engineering Mathematics13 - 15
General Aptitude15

Subject Wise Analysis for GATE ME Session 1 (2020)

The subject wise analysis for GATE ME 2020 is as follows -

Name of the Subject1 Mark Questions2 Mark Questions
General Aptitude0505
Engineering Mathematics0704
Theory of Machines and Vibration0402
Manufacturing0407
SOM & MD0205
Fluid Mechanics0203

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GATE ME 2019 Question Paper & Answer Key

The difficulty level of the GATE ME exam 2019 was easy to moderate. The NAT-based questions last year were lengthy. There were more questions from Manufacturing and Thermodynamics. Among the two sections, General Aptitude was easy. You can check the question paper and answer key here -

GATE 2019 ME Session 1 Question Paper

GATE 2019 ME Session 2 Question Paper

GATE 2019 ME Session 1 Answer Key

GATE 2019 ME Session 2 Answer Key

GATE ME 2018 Question Paper and Answer Key

You can also check and download the 2018 question papers and answer keys of GATE ME 2018 here -

GATE 2018 ME Session 1 Question Paper

GATE 2018 ME Session 2 Question Paper

GATE 2018 ME Session 1 Answer Key

GATE 2018 ME Session 2 Answer Key

GATE ME 2017 Question Paper and Answer Key

You can check and download the 2017 question paper and answer key of GATE ME 2017 here -

GATE 2017 ME Session 1 Question Paper

GATE 2017 ME Session 1 Answer Key

GATE 2017 ME Session 2 Question Paper

GATE 2017 ME Session 2 Answer Key

GATE Paper Wise Links

The paper wise links for GATE can be downloaded by clicking on the links below -

GATE CH (Chemical Engineering)

GATE Mining (MN)

GATE PE (Petroleum Engineering)

GATE CS (Computer Science)

GATE IN (Instrumentation Engineering)

GATE AE (Aerospace Engineering)

GATE ECE (Electronics & Communication Engineering)

GATE AG (Agriculture)

GATE Metallurgy (MT)

GATE CE (Civil Engineering)

GATE EE (Electrical Engineering)

GATE TF (Textile Engineering & Fibre Technology)

GATE BT (Bio-Technology)

GATE CY (Chemistry)

GATE ST (Statistics)

GATE MA (Mathematics)

GATE XE (Engineering Sciences)

GATE PH (Physics)

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