As the 1st set of GATE 2019 (organised by the Indian Institute of Technology Madras (IITM) concludes, here is the post paper analysis for GATE Mechanical Engineering Exam Analysis 2019 by Dr Susheel Joshi, SVP (Academic) at Gradeup.

The Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering (GATE) 2019 kick-started on Saturday for all graduate engineers aiming to get admission for higher studies in IITs/NITs etc. or to secure a PSU job. This year, GATE 2019 is being organised by the Indian Institute of Technology Madras (IITM). The Mechanical Engineering (ME) exam was conducted on Saturday in the morning slot. In the morning slot, the overall level of the examination was ‘Easy to Moderate’. In line with previous year’s trend, there were a good number of questions in NAT (Numerical Answer Type) section.

The General Aptitude section was easy while the technical section was of moderate difficulty with a few tricky questions. On the technical side, the maths section had about 8 questions (4 ques. were 1 mark and 4 ques. were of 2 marks) and about 47 questions were from the ME branch. The NAT section comprised of about 26 questions (10 ques. were 1 mark and 16 ques. were 2 marks) which were a bit lengthy and tested the aspirant’s concepts. Manufacturing & Thermodynamics were the subjects with high weightage with application based questions. While Fluid Mechanics was relatively easier with less weightage than expected.

Based on the morning session, the cut off is expected in the range of 31- 33*. (*May change post session 2). The exam analysis shared below is purely prepared on the basis of the feedback shared by the GATE applicants. Below is the GATE 2019 Mechanical Engineering slot 1 subject-wise marks and question distribution:

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GATE 2019 Mechanical Engineering slot 1 subject-wise marks and question distribution. (SNS)