The session 1 and 2 of GATE 2020 ME paper is now over. As per the students and experts, the exam was moderate to difficult. This year most of the questions were asked from thermodynamics and SOM in both forenoon and afternoon session. Check detailed GATE 2020 exam analysis for ME paper from this article. The session 1 of GATE 2020 today was held from 9:30 am to 12:30 pm and the sesion 2 from 2:30 pm to 5:30 pm.
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GATE 2020 Exam Analysis for ME
The ME paper contains 2 types of questions, MCQs and numerical answer type (NAT) questions. The ME paper in GATE had lengthy NAT type questions and the majority of questions inclined towards the application of concepts.
GATE paper: Mechanical Engineering (ME)
Date of exam: 01 Feb 2020
Paper Analysis available for: 2 sessions – S1 and S2
GATE 2020 ME Exam Analysis for Session 2
As per the initial reaction of the students, the analysis of ME for afternoon session is given below:
Difficulty level: Session 1 and Session 2 were same in difficulty level that is moderate to tough. Maths and GA section of the paper was easy.
Number of NATs: Total 30+ NATs were asked in the exam.
Most asked topics: Most of the questions were asked from Productions, thermodynamics, and SOM. On the other hand, fewer questions were asked from TOM.
The weightage of the topics and marks is given in the table below:
|TOM and Vibration||4%||4|
|Thermo and Application||13%||13|
|SOM and machine designs||16%||9|
GATE 2020 ME Exam Analysis for Session 1
In this section check the analysis of ME paper of GATE 2020 by cooching centers and students.
GATE 2020 ME Exam Analysis for Session 1 by Coaching Centers
GATE Academy has released the analysis of GATE 2020 ME session 1 paper, check the same below:
Overall difficulty level aas per the faculty of GATE Academy: Moderate with a few difficult sections.
The weightage of sections in the paper can be checked from the image below:
Distribution of marks and topics in the paper
|Topics||no. of 1 marks ques.||no. of 2 marks ques.||Difficulty|
|Mechanics of materials||1||1||Difficult|
|Theory of machines||4||2||Difficult|
|Manufacturing and |
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GATE 2020 ME Exam Analysis for Session 1 by the students
This shift’s paper was very difficult and as per the students, it was the most difficult section in the last 5 years. The analysis below is based on the initial reaction of the students, the credibility of the weightage of the question given below might not be accurate.
- Overall the paper was moderate to difficult and lengthy.
- Maths section was moderate to tough.
- GA section was easy.
Weightage of NATs: There were more than 30 NATs in the exam this year.
Nature of the questions: As expected, most of the questions were application based and were conceptual. The question from the design part were well balanced. They were again conceptual and application based.
Weightage of questions:
- Majorly questions were from thermodynamics, SOM, and manufacturing, and machine design
- As per the students, most of the questions were from laplace and matrices in maths
Percentage of distribution of questions in the exam was as follows:
|Topics||Weightage||1 marks ques||2 marks ques|
|TOM and Vibration||8%||4||2|
|Thermo and Application||11%||3||4|
|SOM and machine designs||12%||2||5|
GATE 2020 ME Paper Pattern
The paper pattern of ME exam is as follows:
A) General Aptitude (GA) questions: This section has a total of 10 questions of 15 marks in all.
B) Question and marks distribution: In ME paper, there are a total of 55 questions and the distribution of them are as follows:
|Questions carrying 1 marks each||25|
|Questions carrying 2 marks each||30|
|Total questions and marks||55 questions carrying 85 marks|
C) Marking scheme: In questions carrying 2 marks for each wrong answer, 2/3 marks are deducted. For questions with 1 mark, each wrong answer is penalised by 1/3 marks.
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