GATE Paper Analysis 2019

Nidhi Bahl Updated On: 07 Dec, 2018 15:39 IST

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GATE 2019 Exam Analysis

The Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering (GATE) is an all-India engineering entrance exam conducted for admission to M.Tech or postgraduate level in Engineering/ Technology/ Architecture or in Science. For GATE 2019, a detailed paper analysis will be released once the exam will be conducted. Stay tuned for latest updates on GATE 2019!

GATE 2018 Exam Analysis

Indian Institute of Technology Guwahati (IIT-G) successfully conducted the Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering (GATE) 2018. A large number of students took the examination across various centers. All those who appeared for the examination can read the section-wise analysis and get to know the topics from where the questions were asked.

GATE 2018 exams on February 3 and 4 were conducted successfully in 2 sessions on each day – 9 am to 12 pm and 2 pm to 5 pm. And the exams for remaining papers were also conducted on February 10 & 11, 2018. Test takers across various cities reported no major issues. The examination went off smoothly, and no problem was reported in terms of functioning of the online portal and the exam interface.

CollegeDekho brings to you a detailed analysis of all 23 GATE 2018 papers, including ME, EY, PE, XE, XL, ME, AE, MA, PI, CS, MN, AG, AR, BT, CH, CY, GG, IN, MT, PH, TF, EC, EE and CE. With the help of GATE 2018 Analysis, candidates can get an in-depth understanding of each section of the paper, different topics and their weightage, as well as the difficulty level of the paper.

GATE Civil Engineering (CE) Paper Analysis 2018 - 11th Feb 

The overall difficulty level of the paper was moderate. The GATE 2018 Civil Engineering question paper comprised of both numerical and multiple-choice questions. Most of the questions in the paper were conceptual rather than calculation-based. The paper was divided into three sections - Technical, Engineering Mathematics and General Aptitude. Students had to attempt 65 questions in three hours and the maximum marks for students to score were 100. The questions with one mark were easy but the two-mark questions were quite time-consuming. According to the test-takers, qualifying the exam was easy, but scoring was tough. Check out the section-wise analysis of GATE 2018 CE Paper!

Topics Sub-Topics Difficulty Level

Environmental Engineering

Sludge Disposal, BOD, Air Pollution, Domestic Wastewater

Moderate

Structural Analysis

Truss & Strain, Deflection of Beam

Tough

Water Resources Engineering

Fluid Routing, Unit Hydrographs, Flood Estimation

Easy

SOM/Solid mechanics

Deflection of Beams, Struss

Easy

RCC

Shear, Concrete Technology, Compression and Torsion by Limit State Methods

Easy

Geomatics/ Surveying Engineering

Coordinate System, Levelling, Theodolite-Traversing, Map Projections

Moderate

Geotechnical Engineering

Consolidation, Earth Pressure, Permeability & Seepage, Shear Strength, Compaction

Moderate

Transportation Engineering

Theory of Traffic Flow, Traffic Characteristics, GIS Remote Sensing, Pavements

Moderate

Construction Materials and Management

Construction Management, Analysis of Beam Sections at Transfer and Service Loads

Tough

Engineering Mechanics

Kinematics of Rectilinear Motion, Trusses and Frames

Tough

Steel Structure

Design of Tension Member, Plastic Analysis, Beams

Moderate

GATE Electrical Engineering (EE) Paper Analysis 2018 - 10th Feb 

IIT Guwahati has successfully conducted GATE 2018 entrance exam for Electrical Engineering (EE) paper on February 10, 2018 in the afternoon slot from 2 to 5 pm. Soon, Collegedekho will give you a detailed analysis of EE paper conducted today. As part of the analysis, you will get complete information on type and number of questions, paper pattern, difficulty level of the paper as well as the marking scheme including the weightage given to every topic. Candidates may check the GATE paper analysis for EE as soon as ot is available on this page.

GATE ECE Paper Analysis 2018 - 10th Feb

GATE Electronics & Communication Engineering (ECE) paper was conducted on February 10 from 9:00 am to 12:00 pm in a computer-based format. Candidates may now check the detailed GATE ECE paper analysis 2018:

Topics

Total  No. Questions

Sub-Topics

Difficulty Level

Total Marks

Engineering Mathematics

10

Partial Derivative; Random Variables; Taylor’s Series, Res Differential Equation, DOL, Eigen Values

Difficult/Easy

14

Network Theory

5

Basic Components and types of circuits; RC Circuits; RLC Circuits

Two Port Networks

Easy

8

Signals and Systems

5

Linearity, FS, DFT, Pole-zero NQ camp

Easy

7

Control Systems

5

Feedback Controllers; State Space, Bode plot TD Analysis

Medium

8

Analog Circuits

5

Operational Amplifiers; Trans Imp Amplifier; Small Signal AM Diode; Zener Diode

Easy

8

Digital Circuits

7

FSM, CMOS, LF, MUX, FF, ROM

Medium

11

Communications

5

AM, Binary Channel; Prob of error, Gaussian Boise HT, RV

Difficult

9

Electronic Device Circuits

8

EB; Built in Potential; NMOS, CMOS, IC Fabrications; P-N Junction, Solar cell

Easy

12

Electromagnetic Theory

5

SMIT, Transmission Lines, WG, OI, SD

Easy

8

General Aptitude

10

Filling Blanks, Geometry Numbers, GP, Mixt, CI, Probability

Difficult/Easy

15

GATE Mechanical Engineering (ME) Paper Analysis 2018 - 3rd Feb

Question Paper Pattern

In Mechanical Engineering, mostly Numerical Answer Type (NAT) questions were asked and the proportion was higher in comparison to last year. This factor made the exam a bit difficult. It is easier to attempt direct Theoretical questions and Multiple-Choice-Questions (MCQs), which were lesser in number.

Exam Interface

There was no difference in the exam interface of this year and last year's exam. Since the virtual calculator was already available on the official website of GATE 2018, those who had practiced well had an advantage.

Detailed Analysis of GATE ME Paper 2018 for Forenoon Slot (9 am to 12 pm) - 3rd Feb

Subjects No. of Questions Topics Difficulty Level Total Marks
Strength of Materials (SOM) 7 Poisson's Ratio, Columns Easy 10
Thermo Dynamics & Applied Thermo Dynamics 5 Brayton Cycle, Entropy Moderate 9
Mechanical Precision Engineering 11 Slab Milling, non-traditional machining, Casting, Welding Easy to Moderate 17
Theory of Machines (TOM) and Vibration 4 Natural Frequency, Dynamics of Slider Crank Mechanism, Epicyclic Gear Trains Easy 7
Fluid Mechanics 7 Flow through Pipes, Kinematics Easy to Moderate 10
Heat & Mass Transfer 3 Conduction, Heat Exchanger Easy to Moderate 5
Engineering Mechanics 3 - - -
Machine Design 3 S-N Curve, Theories of Failure Easy to Moderate 4
General Aptitude 10 Family Relations, Grammar, Inference, Co-ordinate Geometry Tough 15
Engineering Mathematics 7 Differential Equations, Probability, Rank of the Matrix, Eigen Values Moderate 14
Industrial Engineering 2 Scheduling Moderate 4

Overall, the difficulty level of the paper was easy to moderate.

GATE ME Paper Analysis 2018 for Afternoon Slot (2 pm to 5 pm) - 3rd Feb

The questions that were Numerical Answer Type (NAT) were more in number as compared to the Multiple-Choice-Questions (MCQs). NAT questions had more weightage as well. The highest weightage was given to Manufacturing Technology and many of the questions were lengthy. The easy ones were of one mark and there were very few that had moderate difficulty level. On the whole, the ME paper in the second slot required more logical thinking and conceptual analysis. Overall, the paper was easy to moderate in terms of the difficulty level.

GATE Life Sciences (XL) Paper Analysis 2018 - 3rd Feb

GATE 2018 Life Sciences (XL) Paper, conducted in the fornoon slot, had questions based on general aptitude and conceptual domain knowledge. Following are some of the highlights of GATE XL Paper 2018.

  • In Section P (Chemistry) of XL Paper, questions were based on Atomic Structure, periodicity, s.p. and d Block Elements, etc. This section is compulsory for candidates.
  • In Section Q (Biochemistry) of XL Paper, questions were based on Biochemical separation techniques, etc. The difficulty level of this section was of easy to moderate level.
  • In Section R (Botany) of XL Paper, questions were based on Plant Systematics and Economic Botany. The difficulty level of this section was of easy to moderate level.
  • In Section S (Microbiology) of XL Paper, questions were based on discovery of microbial world; landmark discoveries relevant to the field of microbiology, evaluation of effectiveness of antimicrobial agents, etc. The difficulty level of this section was of Moderate level.
  • In Section T (Zoology) of XL Paper, questions were asked from evolution and animal world.
  • Section U (Food Technology) of XL Paper was easy to moderate in nature with questions based on Food Products Technology.

GATE Aerospace Engineering (AE) Paper Analysis 2018 - 3rd Feb

GATE AE exam was conducted in the afternoon slot. The examination 80% technical and 20% non-technical. Majority of the questions asked in AE were based on the core subjects such as Linear Algebra, Calculus, Differential Equations. Out of the total 100 questions that were asked in the paper, only 15 questions was non-technical. In technical questions, some of the topics that were covered included Engg. Mathematics, Space Dynamics, Flight Mechanics, Aero Dynamics, Structure and Propulsion. On the other hand, non- technical questions covered English, Data Interpretation, Logical Reasoning and Basic Mathematics.

GATE Engineering Services (XE) Paper Analysis 2018 - 3rd Feb

The difficulty level of GATE Engineering Services (XE) Paper, which was conducted in the morning slot, was medium. Engineering Mathematics was moderate and General Aptitude was a bit trickier in terms of difficulty level. In Section B of the paper, there were 7 topics - Fluid Mechanics, Solid Mechanics, Material Science, Thermodynamics, Food Technology, Polymer Science and Engineering or Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences. Candidates had to choose any two topics out of these 7.

GATE Computer Science (CS) Paper Analysis 2018 - 4th Feb

The GATE 2018 question paper for CSE was conceptual based. In the paper, topics such as Operating Systems, Computer Networks, DBMS, Verbal Ability and Numerical Ability were important and students are expected to score well in them. This examination was conducted in the forenoon slot on 4th February (Sunday).

Detailed Analysis of GATE CS Paper 2018 for Forenoon Slot (9 am to 12 pm) - 4th Feb

Subjects

No. of Questions

Topics

Difficulty Level

Total Marks

Engineering Mathematics

5

Linear Algebra, Eigen Values,

Calculus, Probability

Easy

7

Operating System

7

CPU Scheduling, Demand Paging (Vertical

Memory), Dead Lock, Main Memory,

Disk Scheduling, Deadlock, IPC


 

Moderate


 

10

Programming and Data

Structures

7

Queues, C Programming, Programming Code

Moderate

10

Design &

Analysis of Algorithm

4

Heaps, Matrix Multiplication

Difficult

7

Discrete Mathematics &

Graph Theory

7

First-Order Logic, Trees, Graph Theory (Chromatic Number), Set Theory,

Spanning Trees

Moderate

12

Computer Organisation &

Architecture

7

RISC Machine, Cache Memory, Instruction Pipeline, Number Presentation

Easy

11

Theory of Computation

3

CFL, NFA, Grammar

Moderate

7

Digital Logic

3

K, Maps, Boolean Algebra

Moderate

4

Data Base

Management System

2

SQL

Tough

4

Computer Networks

5

Protocols (TCP/NPP), Ethernet, TCP Protocol

Moderate

7

Compiler Design

4

 

Operator Precedeuly, Lexical Analysis

Moderate

6

General Aptitude

10

Functions, Grammar, Numbers, Work, Inference

Easy

15

GATE Chemical Engineering (CH) Paper Analysis 2018 - 4th Feb

GATE Chemical Engineering (CH) Paper 2018 was conducted in the afternoon slot (2 pm to 5 pm) on 4th February 2018. The paper was divided into - General Aptitude, from where 15 questions were asked, and Technical Section, from where 85 questions were asked. In the Technical section, the questions were divided into 1 mark and 2 marks questions. See the table below:

Topics No. of 1 Mark Question No. of 2 Marks Question

Engineering Mathematics

2

5

Heat Transfer 4 3
Chemical Reaction Engineering 3 4

Mass Transfer

0

4

Process Calculation

1

2

Mechanical Operation

1

2

Plant Design and Economics

3

1

Fluid Mechanics

2

4

Instrumentation and Process Control

4

2

Chemical Technology

3

0

Chemical Engineering Thermodynamics

2

3

GATE Physics (PH) Paper Analysis 2018 - 4th Feb

The GATE 2018 Physics (PH) paper was conducted in the afternoon session on 4th February 2018. The conceptual based questions asked in the paper were related to subjects like Quantum Mechanics, EMT and Mathematical Physics. The difficulty level of the paper was easy to moderate. Candidates had no issues in terms of time while solving the Physics paper. The questions asked in the examination were usually formula based that required little or no calculation at all.

GATE 2018 Examination Schedule

Day & Date Time (IST) Test Paper Code
3rd February 2018 9 am - 12 pm (Forenoon) ME, EY, PE, XE, XL
3rd February 2018 2 pm - 5 pm (Afternoon) ME, AE, MA, PI
4th February 2018 9 am - 12 pm (Forenoon) CS, MN
4th February 2018 2 pm - 5 pm (Afternoon) AG, AR, BT, CH, CY, GG, IN, MT, PH, TF
10th February 2018 9 am - 12 pm (Forenoon) EC
10th February 2018 2 pm - 5 pm (Afternoon) EE
11th February 2018 9 am - 12 pm (Forenoon) CE
11th February 2018 2 pm - 5 pm (Afternoon) CE

GATE 2017 Exam Analysis

Analysis of GATE 2017 papers conducted on February 4 & 5:

General Aptitude (GA) Questions

In all papers, GA questions summed up to a total of 15 marks. It included 5 questions of 1 mark each (sub-total 5 marks) and 5 questions of 2 marks each (sub-total 10 marks).

Questions based on Engineering Mathematics section (Section A) or Chemistry section (Section P), as well as specific Subject Knowledge, were compulsory.

The majority of the questions came from the subjects, which a student chose as his/her specialisation. The exam had 85% marks from these questions.

Marking Scheme:

The GATE 2017 contained two different types of questions in each paper:

  • Multiple Choice Questions or the MCQ type questions with 4 choices each were very objective in nature and carried 1 or 2 marks each in all papers and sections.
  • Numerical Answer Type (NAT) questions were to be answered by entering them using the virtual keypad by the candidates. These were of 1 or 2 marks each in all papers and sections. For these questions, the answer was a real number only. Additionally, no answer choice was given for these type of questions.

Negative Marking:

There was no negative marking for the MCQs or multiple choice questions. For the MCQs that carried 1 mark each, 1/3rd of the mark will be deducted for an incorrect answer whereas, for those that carried 2 marks each, 2/3rd of the mark will be deducted for a wrong answer.

It is important to note that there was no negative marking for a wrong answer in NAT or numerical answer type questions.

As per the available report, the exam was on the expected lines in all subjects. The difficulty level in all subjects held so far has been moderate to high (keeping in with the tradition of the exam).

General aptitude paper was moderate. For some, General aptitude along with Engineering Mathematics had the potential to be the game changer. As both are scoring sections any flip-flop in these two sections could be risky.

General Aptitude section mostly had questions on Verbal Ability, Numerical Ability and Logical Reasoning. Subject Knowledge related questions were as per the specialisation one has chosen. Difficulty level was moderate to high.

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