Previous GATE Analysis

GATE 2019 ME was conducted on 2nd Feb 2019 in 2 slots. The exam went off smoothly with no major issues being reported from students across cities.

As per the usual format of GATE exam, the online exam consisted of both numerical and multiple choice questions. There was no problem reported as such for the functioning of the online portal and the exam interface.

(a) Session-1, 2nd Feb, 2019, Fore Noon Slot, 09:30 AM -12:30 PM:

Analysis of the Exam

Question Pattern

It was observed that there were more Numerical Answer Type (NAT) questions in comparison to that provided last year. This made the exam slightly tricky as there were lesser number of direct Theoretical questions and Multiple-Choice-Questions(MCQs) which are usually easier to attempt than Fill-in-the-blank questions.

Exam Interface

The exam interface includes a scroll down arrow, Page Up and Down arrow and side scrolling arrow. This maximises the question and removes the question pallete.

Exam Analysis

Mechanical Engg.

(a) Forenoon Slot: The paper involved a lot of logical reasoning and included 28 Numerical Answer Choice Questions and 27 Multiple Choice Questions. There was 1 Match the Following Questions from Manufacturing Technology. 1 Marks questions were all easy level while the 2 Marks questions were lengthy and few of them were difficult. Engineering Maths & Aptitude questions were easy which could be answered within a short time.

Overall difficulty of the paper was Moderate.

S.No. Topics No. of Questions Difficulty Level
1 Mark 2 Marks
1 Thermodynamics and its Application 3 ( 1 NAT ) 4 (3 NAT ) Medium
2 Fluid Mechanics 2 (1 NAT) 2 (2  NAT ) Difficult
3 Heat Transfer 2 2 ( 2 NAT ) Difficult
4 Strength of material 2 ( 2 NAT ) 4 ( 1 NAT ) Difficult
5 Machine design 1 ( 1 NAT) 2 ( 2 NAT) Medium
6 Theory of machine 3 3 (1 NAT) Medium
7 Manufacturing technology 3 ( 1 NAT ) 5 (4 NAT ) Difficult
8 Industrial Engineering 3 2 ( 2 NAT ) Medium
9 Engineering mechanics 2 ( 1 NAT ) 2 ( 2 NAT ) Medium
10 Engineering Maths 4 ( 1 NAT ) 4 ( 1 NAT ) Easy
11 Aptitude 5 (1 MCQ) 5 (1 MCQ) Easy
Total 30 35

(b) Session-2, 2nd Feb, 2019, After Noon Slot, 14:30 AM -17:30 PM:

The number of NAT questions were more than that of the MCQs and had more weightage as well. More questions were from Manufacturing Technology and Theory of Machine. Two to Three questions were completely of  new structure against the previous models in Fluid Mechanics. One mark questions were mostly easy and very few were of medium level. The paper on the whole required more logical thinking and conceptual analysis.

Overall the paper was found to be Moderate to Difficult.

Distribution of Marks:

S.No. Topics No. of Questions Difficulty Level
1 Mark 2 Marks
1 Thermodynamics and its Application 2 3 (2 NAT ) Medium
2 Fluid Mechanics 1 3 (3  NAT ) Difficult
3 Heat Transfer 4 ( 2 NAT ) 2 ( 2 NAT ) Difficult
4 Strength of material 3 ( 2 NAT ) 2 ( 1 NAT ) Medium
5 Machine design 2 2 ( 1 NAT) Difficult
6 Theory of machine 1 5 (3 NAT) Difficult
7 Manufacturing technology 6 ( 1 NAT ) 6 (5 NAT ) Difficult
8 Industrial Engineering 1 2 ( 1 NAT ) Medium
9 Engineering mechanics 1 ( 1 NAT ) 1 Medium
10 Engineering Maths 4 ( 1 NAT ) 4 ( 1 NAT ) Easy
11 Aptitude 5 (1 MCQ) 5 (1 MCQ) Easy
Total 30 35

Disclaimer: The above weight distribution is given according to the information received as per the memory of the test takers and hence may not represent the exact values

(a) Session-3, 3rd Feb, 2019, Fore Noon Slot, 09:30 AM -12:30 PM:

GATE 2019 CS Analysis: The exam pattern and difficulty level was almost same as that of last year’s. There were around 29 Numerical Ability Questions (NAT) and 36 Multiple Choice Questions (MCQs). The questions were mostly based on logical reasoning. The interface was exactly same as that of last years’. Questions on the screen were displayed on the water mark consisting of a 30 character expression starting with ‘GATE’, followed by 13 characters of digits and alphabets, and then the candidate’s 13 character registration number.

Overall, Paper was Moderate.

S.No. Subject 1 Mark 2 Mark Difficulty  Level
1 Digital logic 3 (1 NAT) 2 (1NAT) Medium
2 Computer Organization 3 (1 NAT) 2 (2 NAT) Easy
3 Operating system 2 (2 NAT) 4 (2 NAT) Medium
4 Databases 2 3 (2 NAT) Medium
5 Theory of computation 2 3 (1 NAT) Difficult
6 Compiler design 2 (1 NAT) 2 (1 NAT) Easy
7 Computer network 1 4 (2 NAT) Medium
8 Algorithms 2 (2 NAT) 2 Difficult
9 Programming and Data Structures 2 (2 NAT) 3 (1 NAT) Medium
10 Engineering Maths 6 (1 NAT) 5(3 NAT) Difficult
11 Aptitude 5 (1 MCQ) 5 (1 MCQ) Easy
Total 30 35

Disclaimer: The above weight distribution is given according to the information received as per the memory of the test takers and hence may not represent the exact values

(a) Session-1, 9th Feb, 2019, Fore Noon Slot, 09:30 AM -12:30 PM:

GATE 2019 EC exam went off smoothly with no major issues being reported from students across cities.

As per the usual format of GATE exam, the online exam consisted of both numerical and multiple choice questions. There was no problem reported as such for the functioning of the online portal and the exam interface.

Analysis of the Exam

Question Pattern

It was observed that there were more Numerical Answer Type (NAT) questions in comparison to that provided last year. This made the exam slightly tricky as there were lesser number of direct Theoretical questions and Multiple-Choice-Questions(MCQs) which are usually easier to attempt than Fill-in-the-blank questions.

Exam Interface

The exam interface includes a scroll down arrow, Page Up and Down arrow and side scrolling arrow. This maximises the question length and removes the question palette.

Exam Analysis

Electronics and Communications

(a) Forenoon Slot: The paper involved two special questions which were Match the Following. Overall the NAT questions were more than that of MCQs and were based on logical reasoning. Most of the questions were related to advanced topics in Electronic devices (MOSFET, Optoelectronics and CMOS),Analog Electronics( such as FET biasing) and Communications(such as Random variables ,Random Process &Noise,Information Theory),Electromagnetics (Wave Guides and Antennas) ,Signals and systems( FFT and Filters ) and Networks (ACAnalysis)

Overall the paper was difficult.

S.No Subject No. Of Questions Difficulty Level
1 Mark 2 Mark
1 Engineering Mathematics 5Q (3 NAT) 3Q (1 NAT) Medium
2 Network Analysis 1Q 3Q(2 NAT) Medium
3 Signals & Systems 2Q(1 NAT) 3Q(1 NAT) Difficult
4 Electronic Devices 3Q 5Q(3 NAT) Difficult
5 Analog Electronics 1Q (1 NAT) 4Q (3 NAT) Difficult
6 Digital Electronics 5Q (1NAT) 1Q Medium
7 Control systems 2Q 4Q (1 NAT) Medium
8 Communication Theory 3Q(3 NAT) 4Q(3 NAT) Difficult
9 Electromagnetics 3Q(1 NAT) 3Q (1 NAT) Medium
10 Aptitude 5Q (3 NAT) 5Q (2 NAT) Easy
Total 30 (13 NAT) 35 (17 NAT) Difficult

Disclaimer: The above weight distribution is given according to the information received as per the memory of the test takers and hence may not represent the exact values

(a) Session-2, 9th Feb, 2019, Fore Noon Slot, 02:30 AM - 05:30 PM:

GATE 2019 EE exam went off smoothly with no major issues being reported from students across cities.

As per the usual format of GATE exam, the online exam consisted of both numerical and multiple choice questions. There was no problem reported as such for the functioning of the online portal and the exam interface.

Analysis of the Exam

Question Pattern

It was observed that there were more Numerical Answer Type (NAT) questions in comparison to that provided last year. This made the exam slightly tricky as there were lesser number of direct Theoretical questions and Multiple-Choice-Questions(MCQs) which are usually easier to attempt than Fill-in-the-blank questions.

Exam Interface

The exam interface includes a scroll down arrow, Page Up and Down arrow and side scrolling arrow. This maximises the question length and removes the question palette.

Exam Analysis

Electrical and Electronics

(a) Afternoon Slot: The paper pattern was same as that of last year and there was no major changes involved. The number of NAT questions were more than that of MCQs and were based on logical reasoning.

Overall the paper was difficult.

S.No Subject No. Of Questions Difficulty Level
1 Mark 2 Mark
1 Engineering Mathematics 5 (1 NAT) 3 (1NAT) Easy
2 Network Analysis 1 ( 1 NAT) 3 (3 NAT) Easy
3 Control Systems 4 ( 0 NAT) 3 (0 NAT) Easy
4 Signals and Systems 2 (0 NAT) 1 (1 NAT) Medium
5 Analog Electronics 2 (0 NAT) 2 (0 NAT) Easy
6 Digital Electronics 0 2 (1 NAT) Easy
7 EMF 2 (2NAT) 1 (1NAT) Medium
8 Electrical Machines 4 (1 NAT) 5 (5NAT) Medium
9 Power Systems 2 (1NAT) 5 (5NAT) Medium
10 Power Electronics 2 (1NAT) 4 (4NAT) Easy
11 Electrical and Electronics Measurements 1(1NAT) 1 (0NAT) Easy
12 Aptitude 5 (1 NAT) 5 (2 NAT) Easy
Total 30 35

Disclaimer: The above weight distribution is given according to the information received as per the memory of the test takers and hence may not represent the exact values

(a) Session-1, 10th Feb, 2019, Fore Noon Slot, 09:30 AM -12:30 PM:

GATE 2019 CE exam consisted of both numerical and multiple choice questions. There was no problem reported as such for the functioning of the online portal and the exam interface.

Analysis of the Exam

Question Pattern

It was observed that there were more Numerical Answer Type (NAT) questions in comparison to that provided last year. This made the exam slightly tricky as there were lesser number of direct Theoretical questions and Multiple-Choice-Questions(MCQs) which are usually easier to attempt than Fill-in-the-blank questions.

Exam Interface

The exam interface includes a scroll down arrow, Page Up and Down arrow and side scrolling arrow. This maximises the question length and removes the question palette.

Exam Analysis

Civil Engineering

(a) Forenoon Slot: The 1 Mark questions were all easy while the 2 Mark questionswere a bit on the tougher side. The 2 mark question that was asked from CMM was from Network Crashing and it was asked for the first time in all the past years.

Overall the paper was difficult.

S.No Subject No. Of Questions Difficulty Level
1 Mark 2 Mark
1 Maths 3 (0 NAT) 3 ( 1 NAT ) Medium
3 RCC 1 (0 NAT) 3 ( 2 NAT ) Medium
4 Strength of material 3 ( 1 NAT ) 1 ( 1 NAT ) Easy
5 Steel Structures 1 ( 0 NAT) 2 ( 1 NAT) Medium
6 Structural Analysis 2 ( 0 NAT) 2 (1 NAT) Medium
7 CMM 0 ( 0 NAT ) 1 (1 NAT ) Difficult
8 Geotechnical 5 ( 3 NAT) 5 ( 4 NAT ) Medium
9 Environmental 1 ( 0 NAT ) 4 ( 3 NAT ) Medium
10 Transportation 3 ( 1 NAT ) 3 ( 1 NAT ) Medium
11 H&I 2 ( 1 NAT) 1 ( 1 NAT) Medium
12 Geomatics 1 ( 0 NAT) 2 ( 1 NAT) Easy
13 FM & OCH 3 ( 1 NAT) 3 ( 2 NAT) Medium
14 Aptitude 5 (2 NAT) 5 (1 NAT) Easy
Total 30 35

Disclaimer: The above weight distribution is given according to the information received as per the memory of the test takers and hence may not represent the exact values