GATE Paper Exam Analysis 2022 (5-13 February), Branch-wise Review

By Himanshu Bajpai|Updated : February 13th, 2022

GATE Paper Analysis 2022: IIT Kharagpur has successfully conducted the Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering (GATE) this year on 5, 6, 12 & 13 February 2022 in online mode for a total of 29 GATE papers. Aspirants now can check the GATE paper review and detailed topic-wise analysis for Civil, Mechanical, Electrical, Electronics & Computer Science disciplines.

Read on for more information about the GATE Exam Analysis 2022, section wise review, pattern asked, difficulty level, good attempts, expected cutoff, questions asked in GATE 2022, and other data.

LatestGATE Result 2022 Date and Time (17th March)

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GATE Paper Analysis 2022 Highlights

  • The GATE 2022 Exam is held on 5, 6, 12, and 13 February 2022.
  • Each GATE paper has 65 questions for a total of 100 marks.
  • For 1 mark question, 1/3 will be deducted for a wrong answer.
  • For 2 marks questions, 2/3 will be deducted for a wrong answer.

GATE 2022 Exam Time Schedule

Candidates can check the exam schedule for the GATE 2022 examination issued by IIT Kharagpur for all 29 papers.

Date (Day)

Time (IST)

Activities/Paper

5th February 2022

Saturday

 

9:00 - 12:00 hrs

(Forenoon Session - FN)

CS & BM

14:30 - 17:30 hrs

(Afternoon Session - AN)

EE & MA

 

6th February 2022

Sunday

9:00 - 12:00 hrs

(Forenoon Session - FN)

EC, ES, ST, NM, MT & MN

14:30 - 17:30 hrs

(Afternoon Session - AN)

CY, CH, PI, XH, IN, AG, GG & TF

12th February 2022

Saturday

 

9:00 - 12:00 hrs

(Forenoon Session - FN)

CE-1*, BT, PH & EY

14:30 - 17:30 hrs

(Afternoon Session - AN)

CE-2*, XE & XL

 

13th February 2022

Sunday

9:00 - 12:00 hrs

(Forenoon Session -FN)

ME-1*, PE & AR

14:30 - 17:30 hrs

(Afternoon Session - AN)

ME-2*, GE & AE

GATE 2022 Exam Pattern

Check out GATE 2022 exam pattern below in detail.

Particulars

Details

Examination Mode

Computer Based Test (Online)

Duration

3 Hours

Number of Papers in GATE 2022

29 Papers

Section

  • General Aptitude (GA)
  • Candidate Selected Subject

Type of Questions

  • Multiple Choice Questions (MCQs)
  • Multiple Select Questions (MSQs)
  • Numerical Answer Type (NAT) Questions

Number of Questions

65 Questions (including 10 questions from General Aptitude)

Distribution of Questions in all Papers except AR, CY, EY, GG, MA, PH and XL

General Aptitude - 15 Marks

Engineering Mathematics - 13 Marks

Subject Questions - 72 Marks

Distribution of Questions in AR, CY, EY, GG, MA, PH, XH and XL

General Aptitude - 15 Marks

Subject Questions - 85 Marks

Total Marks

100 Marks

GATE Paper Analysis 2022 All Branches

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

GATE CS Paper Analysis 5th February 2022
GATE EE Paper Analysis 5th February 2022
GATE ECE Paper Analysis 6th February 2022
GATE Civil Paper Analysis 12th February 2022
GATE Mechanical Paper Analysis 13th February 2022 

GATE 2022 Paper Analysis: Civil Engineering (CE)

Important Highlights of GATE CE 2022 Session 1 (Morning Shift)

  • There were 35 MCQ, 7 MSQ, and 23 NAT questions asked on the paper.
  • The overall level of the exam was Moderate to Tough and the paper was calculative.
  • The General Aptitude section was Tough & Engineering Mathematics was Moderate to Tough.
  • Geotechnical & Environmental Engineering were the subjects with the highest weightage of 11 marks each.

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

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Questions Asked in Today's GATE CE Shift 1

1. The Cartesian Coordinate of a Point in a right-handed cartesian system are (1,1,1). The transformed Coordinates of P due to 45° clockwise solation about the positive x-axis is _____.

2. z = sin(y+it) + cos(y-it). The Partial differntial equation derived from the expression is ______.

3. A-line between P and Q laid on a slope of 1 in 5 measured to be 350m using a 50 m tape. The tape is short by 0.1m. The Corrected horizontal length is ________.

4. The bearing of a survey line is N 31° 17' W. Its azimuth observed from North is _____.

5. Condition to be satisfied for a soil sample fails under positive earth pressure condition is _______.

6. The hoop stress at a point on the surface of a thin cylinder vessel is 30 MPa. The maximum shear stress is _____.

Important Highlights of GATE CE 2022 Session 2 (Afternoon Shift)

  • There were 34 MCQ, 7 MSQ, and 24 NAT questions asked on the paper.
  • The paper was calculative and the overall level of the exam was Moderate to Tough.
  • The General Aptitude & Engineering Mathematics was Moderate.
  • Geotechnical & Environmental Engineering were the subjects with the highest weightage of 14 & 10 marks respectively.

Subjects

Questions

Total Marks

1 Mark

2 Marks

General Aptitude

5515

Engineering Math

4412

Engineering Mechanics

113

Strength of Materials

339

Structural Analysis

012

RCC

125

Steel Structure

012

Geotechnical Engg

4514

Environmental Engg

2410

Fluid Mechanics

036

Irrigation

113

Hydrology

303

Surveying

202

Transportation Engineering

339

Building Materials & CPM

125

TOTAL

3035100

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Questions Asked in Today's GATE CE Shift 2

1. If the magnetic bearing of the sun at a place at Noon is S2°E, Then the magnetic declination (in degrees) is _______.

2. If an error in measuring the radius of 5 cm storing circular rod was 0.2%. If the cross-sectional area of the rod was calculated using this measurement, then the resulting absolute percentage error in the computed area is _______.

3. process equipment emits 5 kg/n of volatile organic compounds (VOCs). If the hood placed over the process equipment captures of 5% of VOCs, then the fugitive emission in kg/n is _____.

4. A municipal waste handling facility, 30 metric tons mixture of food waste, yard waste, paper waste. The moisture content of the mix was found to be 10%. The ideal moisture content for the composting mixture is 50%. The amount of water added to this mix to bring the moisture content to the ideal condition is _____.

GATE 2022 Paper Analysis: Mechanical Engineering (ME)

Important Highlights of GATE ME 2022 Morning Shift

The first session of the GATE Mechanical Engineering 2021 Paper was conducted in the forenoon between (9.00 am- 12.00 pm). Candidates had to carry their Admit Cards to enter the examination hall. There were 5 MSQs (multiple select), 25 MCQs (multiple select questions), and 35 NAT (Numerical Answer Type) questions in the first shift of the GATE mechanical 2022 exam.

  • The overall difficulty level of the first shift of GATE mechanical paper was Moderate to Tough.
  • There was a total of 5 M.S.Qs (Multiple select) questions in the first shift of paper. All these questions were theoretical-type questions.
  • Manufacturing Engineering & Heat Transfer had the highest weightage in the mechanical first shift of the GATE 2022 paper.
  • Questions asked from the General Aptitude portion were Easy in the first shift.
  • The level of questions from Engineering Mathematics was Moderate which carried 15 marks in the paper.

GATE Mechanical Paper Analysis 2022 (Shift 1): Weightage & Difficulty Level

Here are the subject-wise marks and question distribution based on the reviews from BYJU'S EXAM PREP users. Aspirants can check the detailed subject-wise analysis from the table given below - 

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 Mechanical Memory Based Questions Asked in Shift 1

We are sharing the questions asked in GATE mechanical exam in shift-1 which will also be helpful for candidates attempting the GATE exam in coming years.

1. Manufacturing and Engineering Materials - Memory Based 

Question - The type of fit between a meeting shaft of diameter 25.0 + 0.010 mm & a hole of diameter 25.015 + 0.015 mm is

  • A- Translation
  • B- Linear
  • C- Interference
  • D- Clearance

2. Thermodynamics - Memory based NAT (2 marks)

Question - Wall slab of thickness was given 0.1 m. Higher temp of left surface = 80°C. Thermal cond=15, Heat transfer through wall = 4500 W/m2.find the rate of entropy generation?

3. Thermodynamics - Memory based MSQ (1 mark)

Question - Find polytropic work:

P1 = 110 kPa,  V1 = 5 ; V2 = 2.5 ; n = 1.2

4. Thermodynamics - Memory based MSQ (1 mark)

Question - Clausius inequality holds good for which of the following - 

A- Reversible 

B- Irreversible

C- Any process 

D- Any cycle

5. Engineering Mathematics - Memory based (2 marks)

Question - Let a random variable X follow Poisson dist such that.

Probability (X = 1) = Probability (X = 2)

The value of Probability (X = 3) is _______

(round of to 2 decimal place).

6. Industrial Engineering - Memory based NAT (2 marks)

Question - Given, A = 50 (In hand Inventory)

  How many required A units to make P of 10 (units)?

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7.  General Apptitude - Memory based NAT (2 marks)

The hour hand, minute hand, and second hand are in a straight line, how many times?

A- 144

B- 11

C- 2

D- 12

8. -  Power Plant - Memory based MSQ (1 mark)

Question - Consider the steady, one-dimensional compressible flow of a gas in a pipe of diameter 1m. At one location in the pipe, the density and velocity are 1 kg/m3 and 100 m/s respectively. At a downstream location in the pipe, the velocity is 170 m/s. If the pressure drop between these two locations is 10 kPa, the force exerted by the gas on the pipe between these two locations is.

A-  300 PI(π)

B- 100 PI(π)

C- 350 PI (π)

D- 750 pi (π)

Important Highlights of GATE ME 2022 Afternoon Shift

  • The overall difficulty level of the second shift of GATE mechanical paper was Moderate to Tough.
  • There were 6 MSQs (multiple select), 35 MCQs (multiple select questions), and 24 NAT (Numerical Answer Type) questions in the second shift of the GATE mechanical 2022 exam.
  • This shift had more MCQs comparing the first shift of GATE mechanical paper.
  • Subjects like Engineering Mechanics, SOM, Industrial, Manufacturing & HMT carried the maximum weightage in the paper.
  • Questions asked from the General Aptitude portion were Easy in the second shift.
  • The level of questions from Engineering Mathematics was Moderate in the second shift also which carried 15 marks in the paper.

GATE Mechanical Analysis 2022 (Shift 2): Weightage & Difficulty Level

Here are the subject-wise marks and question distribution based on the reviews from our users. Aspirants can check the detailed subject-wise analysis of the second shift exam from the table given below - 

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 Mechanical Memory Based Questions Asked in Shift 2

We are sharing the questions asked in GATE mechanical exam in shift-1 which will also be helpful for candidates attempting the GATE exam in coming years.

1. Manufacturing and Engineering Materials - Memory Based [MSQ - 1 Mark]

Question - Which machining process involves the melting of metal workpieces?

  • A- EBM
  • B- ECM
  • C- LBM
  • D- EDM

2Manufacturing and Engineering Materials - Memory Based [NAT - 2 MARKS ]

Question - Thrust force= cutting force.

Bake rake angle is zero degree

Shear angle = 15

Shear strength = 500 MPa

Width = 2 mm and uncut chip thickness = 0.5 mm

Find cutting force?

3. Thermodynamics - Memory based NAT (2 marks)

Question - Consider 1 kg of an ideal gas at 1 bar 300 K in a rigid and perfectly insulated container. CV = 750 J kg–1K–1. A stirrer performs 225 kJ of work on gas, Assume that container does not participate in thermodynamics interaction. The final pressure is ________

4. Thermodynamics - Memory based MCQ (1 mark)

Question - Which is an Intensive property? 

A- Energy

B- Volume

C- Mass 

D- Density

5. Thermodynamics - Memory based NAT (2 marks)

Question - A rigid tank of volume 8m3 is being filled up with air from the pipeline. Initially, the tank is evacuated. Pressure and temperature inside the pipeline is 600 kPa and 306 K. the filling takes place unlit tank pressure = pipeline pressure. During filling heat loss is 1000 kJ.

CP = 1.005 kJ/kgK

CV = 0.718 kJ/kgK

Find the final temperature of tank ?

6. Power Plant - Memory based (2 marks)

Question - Steady-state, 500 kg/s steam enters turbine with h = 3500 kJ/kg and s = 6.5 KJ/kgK, expands reversibly to condenser pressure. Heat loss occurs reversibly @500 k. Exit h = 2500 kJ/kg = 6.3 KJ/kgK. Find work output of turbine?

7. SOM - Memory based NAT (2 marks)  

Question - Shaft of different material are connected as shown -

τo/τi = ?

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8. Heat Transfer - Memory Based [NAT - 2 Marks]

Question - Saturated vapor at 200°C condenses to saturated liquid at 150 kg/s on the shell side (hfg = 2400 kJ/kg). Fluid in tube side (CP = 4 KJ/kg k) enter at 100°. effectiveness of the heat exchanger is 0.9 then the mass flow rate of fluid in the tube?

GATE 2022 Paper Analysis: Electrical Engineering (EE)

  • No MSQ questions along with 33-MCQ, 22-NAT questions.
  • Overall paper was easy to moderate
  • General aptitude questions were moderately difficult level.
  • Questions from Electromagnetic fields were tough
  • The expected cutoff would be around again 30-33.

The GATE EE Paper Analysis is provided below. 

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

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GATE EE Exam Analysis 2022: Good Attempts

The good attempts to clear the GATE EE cutoff for 2022 would be around 30-33 questions. The official cutoff will be released by IIT Kharagpur when the results are declared.

GATE 2022 Paper Analysis: Electronics & Communication Engineering (EC)

  • GATE 2022 ECE paper was moderate to tough.
  • There were 14 MSQ, 18 NAT and 33 MCQ questions asked on the paper.
  • General Aptitude level was easy to moderate and Engineering Math was slightly difficult.

The GATE EC Paper Analysis is provided below.

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 

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GATE 2022 Paper Analysis: Computer Science Engineering (CS)

  • There were 15 MSQ, 16 NAT, and 24 MCQ questions asked on the paper.
  • The difficulty level of the GATE CS 2022 paper was Moderate to Tough.
  • Computer Networks carried the highest marks weightage in the examination.
  • Engineering Mathematics carried 6 marks and Discreet Mathematics carried 9 marks.
  • General aptitude was not easy this time.
  • The Quantitative Aptitude questions were Moderate.
  • There were more theoretical and conceptual questions asked in the paper this time.
  • More weightage was given to MSQ's this year by IIT Kharagpur.

The GATE CS Paper Analysis is provided below. 

Subjects

Questions

Total Marks

1 Mark

2 Marks

Algorithms

3

3

9

Data Structures and Programming

3

3

9

Computer Organization

 2

3

8

Digital Logic

1

2

5

Computer Network

3

4

11

Theory of Computation

2

4

10

Databases

3

2

7

Compiler Design

1

2

5

Operating Systems

2

2

6

Discrete Mathematics

3

3

9

Engineering Mathematics

2

2

6

General Aptitude

5

5

 15

Total

 30

35 

100

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GATE 2022 Question Papers & Detailed Solutions

BYJU's Exam Prep experts thoroughly examined the GATE 2022 Question papers, and detailed solutions are provided below.

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GATE Exam Analysis 2022: Good Attempts

Candidates can check the number of good attempts that a candidate should attempt in the GATE exam. This will boost the confidence of GATE aspirants until the official GATE response sheet is published by IIT Kharagpur. The good attempts for aspirants to excel in exams should be 44-50 questions. 

GATE 2022 Expected Cutoff

The BYJU'S Exam Prep GATE Experts have provided the expected cutoff for the GATE 2022 exam below. Candidates who are waiting for the official announcement of the GATE 2022 Cut Off could get an idea by looking at the previous year's cutoffs. This will help them prepare for the future admission process. The Cut off may go a bit higher. 

GATE Previous Year Cut Off

The minimum scores required to qualify for the GATE Exam are known as GATE cut-off marks. Candidates can check the GATE previous year cut-off marks for the GATE 2021, 2020, and 2019 exams.

GATE 2021 Cut Off

Branch

GEN

OBC/EWS

SC/ST/PwD

Civil Engineering 

29.2

26.2

19.4

Mechanical Engineering

33

29.7

22

Electrical Engineering

30.3

27.2

20.2

Electronics & Communication

25

22.5

16.6

Computer Science

26.1

23.4

17.4

Instrumentation

36

32.4

24

GATE 2020 Cut Off

Branch

Gen/EWS

OBC

SC/ST/PH

Civil Engineering 

32.9

29.6

21.9

Mechanical Engineering

34.0

30.6

22.6

Electrical Engineering

33.4

30

22.2

Electronics & Communication

28.8

25.9

19.2

Computer Science Engineering

28.5

25.6

19.0

GATE 2019 Cut Off

Branch

General

OBC (NCL)

SC/ST/PwD

Civil Engineering

28.2

25.4

18.8

Mechanical Engineering

34.1

30.7

22.7

Electrical Engineering

39.6

35.6

26.4

Electronics and Communication Engineering

26.7

24.0

17.8

Computer Science and Information Technology

29.5

26.6

19.7

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  • GATE paper analysis 2022 includes the branch wise analysis, difficulty level, section wise review, good attempts and pattern & questions asked details.

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  • The overall difficulty level for the GATE 2022 Civil engineering paper was Moderate to Tough.

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  • There are 100 questions asked in the GATE 2022 exam for 100 marks.

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