GATE 2022 Analysis - All Branches Review, Difficulty Level

By : Vineet Vijay

Updated : Feb 13, 2022, 19:11

GATE 2022 Analysis is available to you for all GATE branches (ME, CE, CSE, EE, ECE) here. This page has all the important information about the GATE paper analysis for all 5 important branches. Continue reading the information below.

You can check the GATE ME exam analysisGATE CS exam analysisGATE EC exam analysisGATE EE exam analysisGATE CE exam analysis and GATE IN exam analysis to understand the difficulty level, good attempts, and other details below.

This year, IIT Kharagpur is conducting the GATE 2022 exam for 27 papers in online mode on 5, 6, 12,13 February 2022. GATE Exam Analysis is helpful so that you can have an overview of the exam, the difficulty level of each paper, and much more. GATE Exam Analysis will further be helpful to know your performance level as compared to others from all India. 

We have covered detailed GATE Exam Analysis for all the GATE CE, ME, EE, CS, and ECE. Read below to know GATE Paper Analysis 2022. Moreover, you must adhere to the social distancing norms as the exam is being conducted during the COVID 19 times. Make sure that you wear a face mask, carry pocket sanitiser to the exam venue.

GATE Paper Analysis 2022

GATE Paper Analysis 2022 covers the paper analysis for Civil Engineering (CE), Mechanical Engineering (ME),  Computer Science Engineering (CSE), Information Technology (IT), Electrical Engineering (EE). You will get details regarding the difficulty level of the exam, syllabus weightage, types of questions, and much more.

GATE 2022 Paper Analysis Highlights

  • GATE 2022 Exam will be conducted on 5,6, 12, 13 February 2022
  • Each GATE paper consists of a total of 65 questions of 100 marks each.
  • ⅓ marks are deducted for an incorrect answer for 1 mark questions.
  • ⅔ marks are deducted for an incorrect answer for 2 mark questions.
  • There is no negative marking for NAT questions in GATE.

GATE 2022 Exam Schedule

Here is the exam schedule for the GATE 2022 examination for all the 27 subjects as released by the exam conducting institute which is IIT Kharagpur.

Date(s)TimingsActivities/Paper
February 4, 20222:00 PM to 5:00 PMMiscellaneous Activities
February 5, 20229 AM to 12 noon;
2:30 PM to 5:30 PM
CS & BM; EE & MA
February 6, 20229 AM to 12 noon;
2:30 PM to 5:30 PM
EC, ES, ST, NM, MT & MN; CY, CH, PI, XH, IN, AG, CG & TF
February 11, 20222:00 PM to 5:00 PMMiscellaneous Activities
February 12, 20229:00 AM to 12 noon;
2:30 PM to 5:30 PM
CE-1, BT, PH & EY; CE-2, XE & XL
February 13, 20229:00 AMto 12 noon;
2:30 PM to 5:30 PM
ME-1, PE & AR; ME-2, GE & AE

Note: The miscellaneous activities in the table refer to the following activities:

  • Conducting a trial (mock) test by zonal GATE IIT/ IISc officials (NOT for candidates).
  • Briefing invigilators
  • Scribes selection (if any)
  • Preparation of GATE exam center including sanitization, display posters, signboard, seating arrangements, etc.
  • Optional visit by candidates to check the exam center, etc.

GATE 2022 Subject Wise Paper Analysis 

Here have explained to you the subject-wise paper analysis for the GATE 2022 exam.

GATE 2022 Paper Analysis- Mechanical Engineering (ME) for Shift 1 

Subjects
Questions
1 Mark2 MarksTotal Marks
TOM & Vibrations 17
Manufacturing Engineering and Materials 515
 26
Machine Design 1 13
Fluid Mechanics and Machinery 0 24
Thermodynamics2 14
Refrigerating and Air Conditioning
 00
Power Plant 1 13
I C Engine012
Industrial Engineering
 38
Heat Transfer 2 410
 2 38
 715
General Aptitude 515
Total 3035 100

GATE 2022 Paper Analysis- Mechanical Engineering (ME) for Shift 2

Subjects
Questions
1 Mark2 MarksTotal Marks
TOM & Vibrations 2 2
Manufacturing Engineering and Materials
 4 15
Strength of Materials
 3 5
Machine Design 0 4
Fluid Mechanics and Machinery
 1 2 5
Thermodynamics 2
Refrigerating and Air Conditioning
 0
Power Plant 1
I C Engine 0
Industrial Engineering
 2 3
Heat Transfer 2 3
Engineering Mechanics
 2 2
Engineering Mathematics
 412 
General Aptitude 515 
Total3035100

GATE 2022 Paper Analysis- Civil Engineering (CE) for Shift 1 

Subjects

Questions

Total Marks

1 Mark

2 Marks

General Aptitude

5515

Engineering Math

3513

Engineering Mechanics

000

Strength of Materials

113

Structural Analysis

036

RCC

238

Steel Structure

012

Geotechnical Engg

5311

Environmental Engg

5311

Fluid Mechanics

238

Irrigation

113

Hydrology

012

Surveying

226

Transportation Engg

238

Building Materials & CPM

214

TOTAL

3035100

GATE 2022 Paper Analysis- Civil Engineering (CE) for Shift 2

Subjects

Questions

Total Marks

1 Mark

2 Marks

General Aptitude

5515

Engineering Math

3513

Engineering Mechanics

000

Strength of Materials

113

Structural Analysis

036

RCC

238

Steel Structure

012

Geotechnical Engg

5311

Environmental Engg

5311

Fluid Mechanics

238

Irrigation

113

Hydrology

012

Surveying

226

Transportation Engineering

238

Building Materials & CPM

214

TOTAL

3035100

GATE 2022 Paper Analysis- Electronics and Communication (ECE)

Subjects

Questions

Total Marks

1 Mark

2 Marks

Network Theory

2

3

8

Analog Circuits

4

3

10

Digital Circuits

3

4

11

Control System

1

3

7

Signals & System

2

2

6

Communication System

3

5

13

Electromagnetics

4

1

6

Electronic Devices & Circuits

2

3

8

Engineering Mathematics

3

5

13

General Aptitude

5

5

15

TOTAL

30

35

100 

GATE 2022 Paper Analysis- Computer Science (CSE)

Subjects

Questions

Total Marks

1 Mark

2 Marks

Algorithms

 3

Data Structures and Programming

 9

Computer Organization

 2

Digital Logic

 1

 5

Computer Network

 3

 11

Theory of Computation

 2

10

Databases

 3

 2

Compiler Design

 2

 5

Operating Systems

 2

 2

Discrete Mathematics

 3

Engineering Mathematics

 2

 2

6

General Aptitude

 5

 5

 15

Total

 30

35 

100 

GATE 2022 Paper Analysis- Electrical Engineering (EE) 

Subjects

Questions

Total Marks

1 Mark

2 Marks

Signal & Systems

 0

 4

 8

Electromagnetics

 1

 3

 7

Electrical Machines

 2

 5

 12

Analog Electronics

 3

 2

 7

Digital Electronics

 2

 0

 2

Power System

 4

 2

 8

Control System

 2

 3

 8

Electric Circuits

 5

 1

 7

Power Electronics

 3

 4

 11

Electrical Measurement

 2

 0

 2

Engineering Maths

 1

 6

 13

General Aptitude

 5

 5

 15

TOTAL

 30

 35

 100

GATE Previous Year Exam Analysis

GATE 2021 Paper Analysis- Civil Engineering (CE)

The overall level of the exam was Easy to Moderate. The GATE Paper Analysis for GATE CE will be provided below. 

Subject NameQuestions (1 Marks)Questions (2 Marks)Total Marks
Transportation34 
Fluid Mechanics137
Environment3615
Irrigation012
SOM214
Surveying214
Hydrology101
Geotech Engg.4412
RCC024
Steel Structure012
Structural Analysis226
Building Material & Construction Manag.226
Engineering Maths5311
General Aptitude5515
TOTAL3035100
Subjects
Questions
Total Marks
1 Mark2 Marks
Transportation238
Fluid Mechanics137
Environment2614
Irrigation012
SOM214
Surveying238
Hydrology113
Geotech Engg.4514
RCC101
Steel Structure113
Structural Analysis226
Building Material & Construction Manag.214
Engineering Maths5311
General Aptitude5515
TOTAL3035100

GATE 2021 Paper Analysis- Instrumentation Engineering (IN)

Subjects
Questions
Total Marks
1 Marks2 Marks
Transportation3411
Fluid Mechanics137
Environment3615
Irrigation012
SOM214
Surveying214
Hydrology101
Geotech Engg.4412
RCC024
Steel Structure012
Structural Analysis226
Building Material & Construction Manag.226
Engineering Maths5311
General Aptitude5515
TOTAL3035100

GATE 2021 Paper Analysis- Electrical Engineering (EE)

The GATE Paper Analysis for GATE EE is provided below. 

Subjects
Questions
Total Marks
1 Mark2 Marks
Signal & Systems238
Electromagnetics226
Electrical Machines238
Analog Electronics226
Digital Electronics113
Power System4412
Control System238
Electric Circuits3411
Power Electronics149
Electrical Measurement202
Engineering Maths4412
General Aptitude5515
TOTAL3035100

GATE 2020 Paper Analysis - Electronics & Communication Engineering (EC)

The GATE Paper Analysis for GATE EC will be provided below.

Subjects
Questions
Total Marks
1 Mark2 Marks
Analog Circuits339
Digital Electronics339
Control System226
Signals & System238
Communication System5515
EMFT3411
Electronic Devices & Circuits226
Networks2410
Engineering Mathematics3411
General Aptitude5515
TOTAL3035100

GATE 2020 Paper Analysis - Mechanical Engineering (ME)

Subjects
Questions
Total Questions
Difficulty Level
MCQNAT
TOM & Vibrations336Difficult
Manufacturing369Difficult
Strength of Materials527Easy
Machine Design022Difficult
Fluid Mechanics033Easy
Thermodynamics & Application549Moderate
Industrial Engineering235Moderate
Heat Transfer224Difficult
Engineering Mechanics022Easy
Engineering Mathematics358Moderate
General Aptitude10010Easy
Total333265
Overall= Moderate
Subjects
No. of Questions
SOM, TOM, Mechanics16
Engineering maths10
Thermal Engineering11
Production Engineering14
General Aptitude10
Industrial Engineering4

GATE 2021 Paper Analysis - Computer Science Engineering (CS)

Subjects
Questions
Total Marks
1 Mark2 Marks
Algorithms4412
Data Structures238
Computer Organization226
Digital Logic125
Computer Network238
Theory of Computation238
Databases238
Compiler Design238
Operating Systems315
Discrete Mathematics3411
Engineering Mathematics226
General Aptitude5515
Total3035100
Subjects
Questions
Total Questions
MCQMSQNAT
Algorithms3003
Data Structures2013
Computer Organization1135
Digital Logic2024
Computer Network3126
Theory of Computation4217
Databases3126
Compiler Design2114
Operating Systems2125
Discrete Mathematics4026
Engineering Mathematics3126
General Aptitude100010
Total3981865

GATE Previous Year Cutoff

We have provided you with the previous year cutoff score for the GATE exam. The GATE Cutoff score helps you to determine the college that you will get as per the marks secured by you. GATE Cutoff depends upon the difficulty level of the paper, the number of candidates who have appeared for GATE exam, seats that have been allotted to each college, and other factors.

GATE 2020 Cutoff (Official)

Paper Name

Paper Code

Qualifying Marks

General

OBC (NCL)

SC/ST/PwD

Life Sciences

XL

31.7

28.5

21.1

Civil Engineering

CE

32.9

29.6

21.9

Electrical Engineering

EE

33.4

30.0

22.2

Computer Science and Information Technology

CS

28.5

25.6

19.0

Mechanical Engineering

ME

34.0

30.6

22.6

Petroleum Engineering

PE

39.8

35.8

26.5

Electronics and Communication Engineering

EC

28.8

25.9

19.2

Chemical Engineering

CH

35.7

32.1

23.8

Chemistry

CY

26.7

24.0

17.8

Biotechnology

BT

30.7

27.6

20.4

Engineering Sciences Minor

XE

26.0

23.4

17.3

Textile Engineering and Fibre Science

TF

37.1

33.3

24.7

Aerospace Engineering

AE

27.2

24.4

18.1

Agricultural Engineering

AG

26.3

23.6

17.5

Architecture and Planning

AR

34.8

31.3

23.2

Ecology and Evolution

EY

42.2

37.9

28.1

Geology

GG

38.4

34.5

25.6

Geophysics

GG

51.9

46.7

34.6

Instrumentation Engineering

IN

34.6

31.1

23.0

Mathematics

MA

25

22.5

16.7

Mining Engineering

MN

32.7

29.4

21.8

Metallurgical Engineering

MT

49.2

44.2

32.8

Physics

PH

37.2

33.4

24.8

Production and Industrial Engineering

PI

36.6

32.9

24.4

Statistics

ST

25

22.5

16.6

Biomedical Engineering

BM

25.0

22.5

16.6

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FAQs

What is the exam date of the GATE 2022 exam?

GATE 2022 Exam is being conducted on 5, 6, 12, 13 February 2022 by IIT Kharagpur.

What is the difficulty level of the GATE CE paper?

GATE CE paper is of easy to moderate difficulty level.

For how many subjects is GATE 2022 being conducted?

GATE 2022 Exam is being conducted for 27 papers.

What is the benefit of knowing GATE Paper Analysis 2022?

GATE Paper Analysis 2022 is helpful in the following ways:

  • You will get to know the exam pattern of GATE, division of marks for each chapter.
  • By getting to know the exam analysis, the candidates who will be appearing in the subsequent shifts will know the difficulty level and they can prepare themselves for it.
  • It will help you to strategize your next move in the exam.
  • Through the GATE Exam Analysis, you can get to know the probable cutoff marks in GATE to secure admission to a good college.

What is considered to be a good mark in the GATE 2022 exam?

Good marks in GATE varies as per the subject. Moreover, the GATE Cutoff is different for each category of student. You need to secure at good marks to get admission into IITs, NITs, IIITs, etc or a job in PSUs. 

How many questions are there in GATE?

There are a total of 65 questions in GATE.