GATE Preparation Tips For Mechanical Engineering
GATE, as they say, is not just an exam but a pathway to open doors of aspirations, success into a world of endless future possibilities leading to PSUs and higher studies from premier institutes like IITs, NITs, etc but also to premier institutes worldwide like NUS, NTU Singapore and German Universities. GATE is conducted every year for multiple engineering streams like CS, EC, ME, EE, CE etc, hence effective GATE preparation plays an important role in getting the desired score.
Mechanical Engineering is one of the most popular streams where students opt for this paper, as the mechanical branch through GATE opens the gateway to some elite PSUs like Indian Oil, ONGC, NTPC, DRDO, HPCL, BPCL etc.
More than 25 PSUs offer jobs to Mechanical Engineers through GATE. A great score lands students and aspirants into these successful companies, however, to avail such great opportunities one must secure top rank and highest of marks as just a cut-off won’t land them into such companies which offer lucrative packages.
This article will acquaint you with simple yet effective tips to prepare for Mechanical Engineering paper with ease. But before that, let’s have a quick look at the ME exam pattern and syllabus.
ME Exam Pattern
|Exam Duration||3 hours (180 minutes)|
|Number of Questions||65 Questions|
|Total Marks||100 Marks|
|Type of Questions||There will be three types of question|
1. Choice Questions (MCQ)
2. Numerical Answer Type (NAT) Questions
3. Multiple Select Questions (MSQ)
|Number of sections||Three sections:|
1. General Aptitude
2. Engineering Mathematics
3. Core Subject (ME)
|Marking Scheme||Question Carry 1 and 2 marks.|
For an incorrect answer in MCQ, there will be Negative Marking.
For 1 mark MCQ, 1/3 will be deducted.
For 2 marks MCQ 2/3 will be deducted.
There is no negative marking for MSQ and NAT.
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|Engineering Mathematics||Linear Algebra|
Probability and Statistics,
|Applied Mechanics and Design||Engineering Mechanics|
Theory of Machines
Mechanics of Materials
|Fluid Mechanics & Thermal Sciences||Fluid Mechanics|
|Materials, Manufacturing & Industrial Engineering||Machining and Machine Tool Operations|
Casting, Forming and Joining Process
Computer Integrated Manufacturing
Metrology and Inspection
Production Planning and Control
Pro Tips to Prepare for GATE ME
Now when you are aware of the exam pattern and syllabus, let’s dive straight into tips to prepare for GATE ME:
# Understand the Exam Pattern and Syllabus
To secure a single or a two-digit rank in the exam, candidates must know about the exam pattern and syllabus of ME GATE in detail like the number of sections, mode of exam, type of questions, etc.
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# Basic Understanding of Theories
Mechanical Engineering has a lot of theories. Candidates must have a basic understanding of the theories behind all the important concepts and topics of the GATE ME syllabus.
# Solve Previous Year Questions
Solving previous year questions is the best way to get familiar with the type of questions asked in the exam. They also help you understand the difficulty level of the questions and the exam pattern.
# Practice Mock Tests
Always analyze and give your preparation a reality check by solving Mock Test papers. They not only help you to identify your weak areas but also help you in time management.
# Revise Regularly
To retain information for a longer period, revise regularly. Since the GATE ME syllabus is vast and technical, it is recommended to revise regularly whatever you study. When revising, do solve conventional type questions for a better understanding of a particular subject
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