GATE Subject wise Marks Weightage for ME (Mechanical Engineering) 2022

By Himanshu Bajpai|Updated : August 26th, 2021

IIT Kharagpur has released the brochure for the Mechanical Engineering GATE 2022 exam on its official web portal. The candidates need to score minimum qualifying marks which are called cutoffs in order to qualify in the GATE 2022.

  • GATE Mechanical Engineering paper is divided into 3 sections and consists of a total of 65 questions.
  • General Aptitude section, Engineering Mathematics Section and core subject section are the 3 sections of the GATE ME paper but the General Aptitude section is common for every candidate.
  • Core subjects have a weightage of 72%, General Aptitude 15% & 13% of Engineering Mathematics.  

In this article, Gradeup will provide the Subject wise Weightage Of the GATE mechanical Engineering paper and the most important topics which were asked in previous years Examinations.

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IIT Kharagpur has released the brochure for the Mechanical Engineering GATE 2022 exam on its official web portal. The candidates need to score minimum qualifying marks which are called cutoffs in order to qualify in the GATE 2022.

  • GATE Mechanical Engineering paper is divided into 3 sections and consists of a total of 65 questions. General Aptitude, Engineering Mathematics, and core subject are the 3 sections of the GATE ME paper but the General Aptitude section is common for every candidate.
  •  Core subjects have a weightage of 72%, General Aptitude 15% & 13% of Engineering Mathematics.  

In this article, Gradeup will provide the Subject wise Weightage Of the GATE mechanical Engineering paper and the most important topics which were asked in previous years Examinations.

GATE 2022 Latest Notifications

  • 29th August 2021: GATE 2022 Exam Date Announced August 30. Read More
  • 31st July 2021:Check New Pattern & Marking Scheme of All GATE Papers. Read More
  • 29th July 2021: GATE 2022 brochure released. Read More.

Subjectwise Weightage of GATE Mechanical Engineering Questions with important Topics GATE 2020

Mechanical Engineering (2020)
SubjectAverage MarksTopics
Thermodynamics4.5Laws of thermodynamics, Entropy,
Properties of Pure Substance, Thermodynamic Relations
Strength of Materials5.5Shear Force & Bending Moment Diagrams,
, principal Stresses , Mohr circle, Buckling of Column,
Fluid Mechanics & Machinery9.5Properties of Fluid, Fluid Statics, Fluid Kinematics, Fluid Dynamics,
Laminar Flow through Pipe & Plates,
Dimensional Analysis, Fluid Machinery
Heat Transfer4.5Steady & Unsteady State of Conduction, Fins, Heat Exchanger,
Radiation , Free & Forced Convection
manufacturing15.5Welding, Casting, Metal Forming, Metal Cutting & Machine Tools,
Metrology & Inspection, Non Conventional machining,
Computer-integrated manufacturing
Theory of Machines & Vibrations7.5Simple Mechanism & their inversions,
Gear & Gear Trains, Flywheel,
Balancing, Cams, Mechanical Vibration
Engineering Mechanics3.5Force & its Resolution, Truss, Dynamic of motions
, Rotational motion, Collision
Machine Design4.5Static & variable loading, Joints, Clutch, Gear & shaft
Refrigeration & Air Conditioning1.5Basics of refrigerator and pump, psychrometry
pp4.5Gas turbine, Rankine cycle, Compressor
Industrial Engineering6.5Inventory, PERT & CPM, Line Balancing,
Linear Programming, Production Planning & Control
IC Engine2.5Working of Cycles
Engineering Materials1.5Heat Treatment & Crystallography
Engineering Mathematics13.5MATRIX, Vector, Integration, Complex number,
Laplace, Numerical Methods, Probability
General Aptitude15Numerical Reasoning & Verbal Reasoning

Subjectwise Weightage of GATE Mechanical Engineering Questions with important Topics GATE 2021

Mechanical Engineering 2021 (Set 1)
SubjectMarksTopics
Thermodynamics6The first law of Thermodynamics, Properties of Pure Substance,
Thermodynamics Relation
Strength of Materials7Stresses & strains, Deflection of Beams, Bending of Beams
Fluid Mechanics & Machinery6
Fluid Properties,  Flow-Through Jets, Fluid MachineryPressure & Manometry,
Heat Transfer6Unsteady State of Conduction, FIns, Conduction, Radiation
manufacturing18Metal Cutting, Machine tools, Computer integrated Manufacturing,
Metrology & Inspection, Casting, Welding, Forming
Theory of Machines & Vibrations7Simple Mechanics & their inversion, Balancing, Gyroscope, Vibration
Engineering Mechanics2Langrangian equation
Machine Design7Fatigue Loading, springs, Brakes, Welded Joints
Refrigeration & Air Conditioning3Air conditioning, Psychrometry
pp2Rankine cycle
Industrial Engineering7Inventory, Sequencing, Queuing Theory, PERT & CPM
IC Engine1Working of Cycles
Engineering Materials Heat Treatment & Crystallography
Engineering Mathematics13Linear Algebra, Differential Equation, Limit & Continuity, Laplace,
Probability, Complex Number
General Aptitude15Numerical Reasoning & Verbal Reasoning
   
Mechanical Engineering (Set 2)
SubjectMarksTopics
Thermodynamics3Entropy, Properties of Pure Substance
Strength of Materials7Deflection of Beams, Theory of Failures, Buckling
Fluid Mechanics & Machinery9Fluid Kinematics, Fluid Dynamics, Fluid Machinery. Turbulent Flow
Heat Transfer5Free & Force Convection, Heat Exchanger
Manufacturing16Metal Cutting, Machine tools, Computer integrated Manufacturing,
Metrology & Inspection, Casting, Welding, Forming,
Powder Metallurgy, Non-Conventional Machining
Theory of Machines & Vibrations10Velocity & acceleration analysis of simple mechanism, Governor,
Vibration, Gear & Gear trains, Flywheel
Engineering Mechanics5Trusses, Friction, Laws of motion
Machine Design2Fatigue Loading,
Refrigeration & Air Conditioning3Basics of refrigeration, Air conditioning
pp4Rankine cycle, Compressible Flow
Industrial Engineering7Inventory, PERT & CPM, Transporation & assignment, Forecasting
IC Engine  
Engineering Materials1Phase Diagram
Engineering Mathematics13Linear Algebra, Differential Equation, integral Calculus, Laplace,
Probability, Complex Number, Numerical Methods
General Aptitude15Numerical Reasoning & Verbal Reasoning

GATE ME Previous Year Question Papers 2021

GATE Paper (Branch)GATE 2021 Question PaperGATE 2021 Answer Key
GATE Mechanical Engineering (ME)Shift- 1 GATE ME 2021 Question Paper 

Shift - 1 GATE 2021 Mechanical Official Answer Key

Shift - 2 GATE ME 2021 Question Paper

Shift - 2 GATE 2021 Mechanical Official Answer Key

GATE Mechanical Engineering Cutoff 2021

IIT Kharagpur had conducted GATE 2021 Exam. The GATE ME 2021 Cut off is given below in the table. 

GATE Paper 2021

General

OBC-NCL/ EWS

SC/ST/PwD

Mechanical Engineering

33

29.7

22

Benefits of Analysing Subject Wise Marks Weightage for GATE Mechanical Engineering. 

  • Utilize your time and effort to give the best possible output effectively.
  • The importance of the subject as per the availability of the timing can be prioritised.
  • The least important subject if there is a shortage of timing can be given less importance for your preparation.
  • Go through the important aspect concepts of the least important subject as per the time availability.

Feature

Description

Duration of the examination

A total of 3 hours (180 minutes)

Total Number of Questions

65

Total Marks

100

Questions Type

Multiple Choice Questions (MCQ), Multiple Select Questions (MCQs), and Numerical based Questions (NAT) are 3 types of questions

Total sections

 General Aptitude, Engineering Mathematics, and Subject-specific part (Mechanical Engineering)

Marking Scheme

  • 1 Mark MCQs
  • One-third of marks will be deducted in case of the wrong attempt.
  • 2 Mark MCQs - Two-thirds marks will be deducted.

Section-wise weightage : Mechanical Engineering

Discipline

Subject

Number of Questions

Marks

Mechanical Engineering (ME)

Engineering Mathematics

10

13

General Aptitude

10

15

Mechanical Engineering Subject

45

72

Total

65

100

 GATE ME Paper: Marking Scheme

Type of questions

Negative marking for the wrong answer

Marking for the correct answer

MCQs

1/3 for 1 mark questions

2/3 for 2 marks questions

1 or 2 marks

NATs

No negative marking 

1 or 2 marks

GATE 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021 Mechanical Engineering Paper Subject wise Weightage

S.

No.

 

Topic

GATE -2021

 

GATE - 2020

GATE - 2019

GATE - 2018

GATE - 2016

GATE - 2015

 

Total

Marks

SLOT -1

 

Total

Marks

SLOT -2

Total

Marks

Total

Marks

Total

Marks

Total

Marks

Total

Marks

General Aptitude

 1515 15

15

15

 15

 15

Engineering

Mathematics

 1513 13

12

12

13

15

Mechanical

Engineering

 

 

 

 

 

 

1

Theory of Machines and Vibration

84 4

 9

 9

 4

 8

 

2

Manufacturing Technology

 1817 12

 14

 14

 12

 11

 

3

Strength of Materials

 95 9

 10

 10

 8

 7

 

4

 

Fluid Mechanics

 88 8

 4

 4

 9

 13

 

5

Thermodynamics and Applications

 1113 9

 11

 11

 9

 10

 

6

Industrial Engineering

 56 6

 6

 6

 6

 9

 

7

 

Heat Transfer

34 9

 6

 6

 9

 2

 

8

 

Machine Design

34 4

 7

 7

 3

 4

 

9

Engineering Mechanics

44 8

 6

 6

 9

 6

 

 

TOTAL

 

100

 

100

 

100

 

100

 

100

 

100

 

100

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  • The marking scheme will be as mentioned below:

    Type of question

    Negative marking for the wrong answer- 1/3 for 1 mark questions,2/3 for 2 marks questions

    Marking for the correct answer-1 or 2 marks


  • No, the marks and weightage of the subject for GATE are not fixed but from the previous paper analysis,it can be concluded that it follows a certain pattern that can be used by GATE aspirants for their preparation.

  • There will be three sections in the question paper including:

    • General aptitude
    • Engineering Mathematics
    • The subject selected by the candidates (Mechanical Engineering Subjects)
    • General Aptitude carrying 15% of the total marks, Engineering Mathematics carrying 13% of the total marks, and Mechanical Engineering Subject Questions carrying 72% of the total marks.


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