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GATE 2022: Check Previous Years' Mechanical Engineering Difficulty Level & Weightage

Abhik Das
Abhik DasUpdated On: January 20, 2022 12:13 pm IST

Check out the previous year session-wise GATE mechanical engineering paper analysis along with the topic-wise difficulty level from the brief piece given below. The GATE 2022 mechanical engineering examination will be conducted on 13 February across two sessions. 

GATE Previous Year Mechanical Engineering Difficulty Level and Weightage

IIT Kharagpur will conduct the GATE 2022 examination on 05th, 06th, 12th and 13th February for aspirants seeking admission into various postgraduate engineering and science programmes offered at IITs, IISc etc. In this piece, we will discuss the previous year GATE mechanical engineering examination, including its difficulty level and weightage. Last year, the GATE mechanical engineering examination was conducted on 06th October across two sessions - Morning and Afternoon. This year, the GATE mechanical engineering examination is scheduled to take place on 13th February - again in two different shifts. 

Previous Year GATE Mechanical Engineering Difficulty Level and Weightage

In this section, we will discuss the session-wise mechanical engineering difficulty level and weightage of the GATE examination conducted in October last year - 

GATE 2021 Mechanical Engineering Exam Analysis (Session 1)

  • Overall the GATE mechanical engineering question paper (session 1) was moderate to easy in the difficulty level

  • The difficulty level of General Aptitude was easy

  • The difficulty level of the subject was easy to moderate

  • There were no MSQ questions

  • There were a total of 35 MCQ and 30 NAT questions

  • Topics that received the highest weightage were Thermodynamics & Application and Manufacturing

  • Candidates who attempted 40-45 questions fell into the “Good Attempt” category

Detailed GATE 2021 mechanical engineering (shift 1) paper analysis, question paper & answer key

GATE 2021 Mechanical Engineering Topic-Wise Weightage (Session 1)

The topic-wise weightage of the previous year GATE mechanical engineering exam (session 1) has been discussed in the table below - 

Topic 

Difficulty Level

Weightage 

Machine Design

Difficult

07

Engineering Mechanics 

Easy 

02

Fluid Mechanics 

Easy 

03

Engineering Materials 

Moderate 

04

Heat Transfer

Difficult

04

Industrial Engineering

Moderate 

05

Strength of Materials & Machine Design

Easy

07

Engineering Mathematics

Moderate

08

Manufacturing 

Difficult

09

General Aptitude 

Easy 

10

GATE 2022 Mechanical Engineering Exam Analysis (Session 2)

  • Overall the GATE mechanical engineering question paper (session 2) was moderate to easy in the difficulty level

  • The difficulty level of General Aptitude was easy

  • The difficulty level of the subject was moderate

  • There were a total of 25 to 30 NAT questions

  • Topics that received the highest weightage were Thermodynamics & Application, Manufacturing and Theory of Machine (ToM)

  • Candidates who attempted 40-44 questions fell into the “Good Attempt” category

Detailed GATE 2021 mechanical engineering (shift 2) paper analysis, question paper and answer key

GATE 2021 Mechanical Engineering Topic-Wise Weightage (Session 2)

The topic-wise weightage of the previous year GATE mechanical engineering exam (session 2) has been discussed in the table below - 

Topic 

Marks Weightage (%)

Machine Design

2%

Engineering Mechanics 

5%

Fluid Mechanics 

9%

Heat Transfer

5%

Industrial Engineering

7%

Engineering Mathematics

13%

Manufacturing 

17%

General Aptitude 

15%

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