30 Aug 2021

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GATE Mechanical Paper Analysis 2021 – Question, Section Wise Marks & Difficulty Level
 

Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering also known as ‘GATE’ was scheduled on 6th, 7th and 13th, and 14th February 2021. The IIT Bombay had conducted the GATE 2021 ME examination amidst the pandemic crisis. The GATE examination was conducted in 2 shifts – The morning Shift was scheduled from 9:30 to 12:30 pm and the Afternoon shift was scheduled from 3 pm to 6 pm. In this blog, we will provide section-wise marks allotment, questions, and difficulty level of the GATE ME exam. It will help candidates to prepare a good study plan for GATE 2022. It gives you the right knowledge on those topics that need constant practice, and ones that are high scoring from the GATE 2022 exam point of view. You can accordingly prepare a study plan based on the GATE syllabus for mechanical engineering and start studying for it. In this blog, we have given a detailed GATE 2021 Mechanical Paper Analysis of the morning shift and afternoon shift.
Why GATE Mechanical Paper Analysis 2021?

  • By knowing the answer key, it will give you an overview of weightage, the difficulty level of the examination.

  • The GATE Examination is conducted for 100 marks and a total number of 65 questions are asked

  • It will help you understand the type of questions, topics/sub-topics – difficult ones, easy scoring, and division of marks for every topic.

  • It will let you know the exact GATE syllabus for mechanical. [Read GATE Syllabus | GATE Exam Syllabus 2022 For All Papers | Ekeeda]

GATE Mechanical Paper Analysis 2021 - Morning Shift & Afternoon Shift

  1. GATE Mechanical Paper Analysis 2021 - Morning Shift

Below is the detailed exam analysis of GATE Mechanical paper 2021: Morning shift

Subjects

Questions

Difficulty Level

MCQ

NAT

General Aptitude

10

0

Easy

General Aptitude

10

0

Easy

Manufacturing

3

6

Difficult

Thermodynamics & Application

5

4

Moderate

Engineering Mathematics

3

5

Moderate

Strength of Materials

5

2

Easy

TOM & Vibrations

3

3

Difficult

Industrial Engineering

2

3

Moderate

Heat Transfer

2

2

Difficult

Fluid Mechanics

0

3

Easy

Machine Design

0

2

Difficult

Engineering Mechanics

0

2

Easy

Total

33

32

Moderate

  • The difficulty level was easy to moderate.

  • The difficulty level of the aptitude section was easy

  • Thermodynamics and Manufacturing were the subjects with higher marks weightage.

  • From Engineering Mechanics, Production Engineering & Engineering Mathematics difficult and unique questions were being asked.

  • Around 8 to 10 questions were theoretical and the rest were numerically based.

  • No weightage was displayed from the topic: Fluid Mechanics.

  • Questions from Industrial Engineering were moderate to difficult.

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  1. GATE Mechanical Paper Analysis 2021 – Afternoon Shift

Here is the detailed GATE Mechanical Paper 2021 Analysis: Afternoon Shift

Topics

Questions

Level

General Aptitude

10

Moderate

Engineering Mathematics

9

Moderate

Theory Of Machines & Vibrations

6

Easy

Manufacturing

11

Moderate

Mechanics of Materials

5

Moderate

Machine Design

1

Moderate

Fluid Mechanics

6

Moderate

Thermodynamics & Applications

7

Moderate

Industrial Engineering

4

Moderate

Engineering Mechanics

2

Moderate

Heat Transfer

3

Difficult

  • The Overall Difficulty level of the Afternoon session was moderate.

  • There were more application-based questions

  • No MSQ's, NAT were 24, MCA's were 41.

GATE ME Cut Off 2021
Here is the GATE ME Cut-off for past couple of years:

S.No

Category

2020

2019

2018

2017

2016

2015

2014

2013

1

General

34

34.1

34.7

32.87

29.6

32.73

28.86

25

2

OBC

30.6

30.7

31.2

29

26.6

29.46

25.97

22.25

3

SC/ST/PH

22.6

22.7

23.1

21

19.7

21.82

19.24

16.67

GATE Mechanical Engineering Paper Analysis 2021: Highlights
Mechanical Engineering is one of the oldest and highly popular streams amongst engineering aspirants. GATE 2021 Mechanical exam was conducted for three hours in two shifts. There were 65 (multiple choice and numerical answer type) questions in the exam paper for a total of 100 marks. Now let us take a look at the highlights of the GATE Mechanical paper analysis:

  • The difficulty level was Moderate.

  • The General Aptitude section had easy and simpler questions.

  • The Engineering Mathematics section had a bit tough level questions.

  • In the GATE ME question paper, conceptual questions were asked from a sub-topic of design.

GATE Mechanical Paper Analysis 2020 - Session 1
The first session of the GATE Mechanical Engineering 2020 Paper was conducted from 9.30 am- 12.30 pm. Here are the subject-wise marks and question distribution based on the reviews.

  • Set 1 of GATE ME was Moderate to Difficult level.

  • There were around 30+ NAT questions that tested each candidate's preparations and were a bit lengthy.

  • Manufacturing & Thermodynamics were the subjects with higher weightage with the application-based questions while Engineering Maths was easy.

  • Heat Transfer, Industrial Engineering were easy and carried a few marks in the exam

Topics

No. of 1 marks ques

No. of 2 marks ques

Difficulty

Engineering mathematics

6

4

Average

Engineering mechanics

1

2

Difficult

Mechanics of materials

1

1

Difficult

Theory of machines

4

2

Difficult

Machine designs

1

2

Average

Fluid mechanics

2

3

Average

Heat transfer

2

1

Easy

Basics and applied thermodynamics

3

5

Easy

Manufacturing and material science

4

6

Average

Industrial engineering

1

3

Difficult

General aptitude

5

5

Average

The second session of the GATE Mechanical Engineering 2021 Paper was conducted from 2.30 pm - 5.30 pm. Here are the subject wise marks and question distribution based on the reviews.

  • The difficulty level was Moderate to difficult level.

  • Engineering Maths and General Aptitude section of the paper was easy.

  • Number of NATs: Total of 30+ NATs were asked in the exam.

  • Most of the questions were asked from Productions, thermodynamics, and Strength Of Materials section. On the other hand, fewer questions were asked from Theory of Machines.

Topics

Weightage

Total Marks

Manufacturing

17%

15

Theory Of Machines and Vibration

4%

4

Maths

13%

13

GA

15%

15

Mechanics

4%

Heat transfer

6%

6

Industrial Engg

4%

4

Thermo and Application

13%

13

Fluid mechanics

8%

8

SOM and machine designs

16%

9

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