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Everything You Need to Know About the GATE 2023 Mechanical Exam

About GATE 2023 Mechanical Exam

Are you preparing for the GATE 2023 Mechanical Engineering Exam? You need a great GATE Exam score to get into your desired PSU, reputed institutions, or high-profile MNCs.

To help you head in the right direction, we have compiled all the relevant GATE 2023 Mechanical Exam information on this page. Read further to learn all the important GATE Mechanical Exam information such as exam pattern, syllabus, important topics, question types, mark weightage, and more.

All About the GATE 2024 Mechanical Engineering 2023 Exam

  1. GATE 2023 Mechanical Engineering Exam Latest News & Notification
  2. GATE 2023 Mechanical Engineering Important Dates
  3. GATE ME 2023 Eligibility Criteria
  4. GATE 2023 Mechanical Engineering Exam Pattern Highlights
  5. GATE Mechanical Engineering 2023 Exam Sections
  6. GATE 2023 Mechanical Engineering Marking Scheme
  7. GATE 2023 Mechanical Engineering Question Types
  8. GATE 2023 Mechanical Exam Questions Design
  9. GATE 2023 Mechanical Engineering Syllabus
  10. Weightage of Different Sections in Previous Years' GATE ME Exam
  11. Important Books for GATE Mechanical Engineering 2023
  12. GATE ME Previous Year Question Papers
  13. Previous Year GATE ME Question Paper Analysis
  14. GATE Mechanical Engineering Cutoff Over the Years
  15. How to Apply for GATE ME 2023 Exam?
  16. GATE ME Admit Card Overview
  17. GATE 2023 ME Results
  18. What is the Scope After GATE 2023 ME?
  19. GATE Mechanical Engineering Exam FAQs
  20. How VISHWA Can Help You

1. GATE 2023 Mechanical Engineering Exam Latest News & Notification

Get all the latest GATE Mechanical Engineering Exam updates here:

IIT Kanpur will organize the GATE 2023 Exam.

The official notification for GATE 2023 ME Exam will likely be released in September 2022.

GATE 2023 Application Form is expected to be released by September 2022.

 

2. GATE 2023 Mechanical Engineering Important Dates

IIT Kanpur will organize the GATE 2023 Mechanical Engineering Exam. The exam will likely be held in the first week of February 2023. IIT Kanpur will announce the official notification for GATE 2023 ME in September 2022, along with the examination dates, eligibility criteria, exam pattern, and updated syllabus. GATE ME 2023 aspirants can check out the tentative dates given below to prepare accordingly for the GATE 2023 Mechanical Engineering Exam.

GATE 2023 Events Tentative Dates
GATE 2023 Official Notification 1st week of September 2022
Last Date for Registration (without late fees) 4th week of September 2022
Last Date for the Extended Period of Registration (late fees applicable) 2nd week of October 2022
Last Date for GATE 2023 Form Correction 2nd week of November 2022
GATE 2023 Admit Card Release Date 1st week of January 2023
GATE 2023 ME Examination Date 5th to 7th or 12th to 14th February 2023
Result Announcement 3rd week of March 2023

 

3. GATE ME 2023 Eligibility Criteria

Before applying for the GATE Mechanical Engineering Exam, aspirants should check whether they satisfy the eligibility criteria. Here are the eligibility requirements for the GATE 2023 ME Exam.

  • Minimum Educational Qualification: Students who have completed the 10th, 12th, & an undergraduate degree or are currently in the final year of their undergraduate program are eligible.
  • Degree Requirements: Bachelor's degree in Engineering/Technology.
  • Age Limit: No Upper Age Limit.
  • Nationality: Indian, Foreign, or NRI.

Are you a foreign citizen or NRI aspiring to take the GATE 2023 ME Exam?

Students living outside India are also allowed to appear for GATE ME Exam provided they have obtained or are currently in the final year of their bachelor’s degree in Engineering/Technology.

 

4. GATE 2023 Mechanical Engineering Exam Pattern Highlights

GATE Mechanical Engineering Paper Code ME
Examination Mode Online - Computer-Based Test
No.of Questions 65
Total Marks 100
Question Types MSQs, MSQs, & NAT
Exam Duration 3 Hours (180 Minutes)
Sectional Time-limit None
Number of Sections 3 (General Aptitude, Engineering Mathematics, Mechanical Engineering Topics)
Section-wise Weightage General Aptitude – 15 Marks Engineering Mathematics – 13 Marks Mechanical Engineering Subjects – 72 Marks
Marking Scheme 1 Marks/ 2 Marks for each correct answer

 

5. GATE Mechanical Engineering 2023 Exam Sections

GATE Mechanical Engineering 2023 Exam paper is divided into three sections namely,

  • General Aptitude,
  • Engineering Mathematics, and
  • Mechanical Engineering questions.

The questions & mark weightage for the 3 sections are as follows:

GATE Mechanical 2023 - Section Number of Questions Marks
General Aptitude 10 15
Engineering Mathematics 10 13
Mechanical Engineering Topics 45 72
Total: 65 100

 

6. GATE 2023 Mechanical Engineering Marking Scheme

The marking system for different types of GATE questions is as follows:

Type of Question Marking for Correct Answer Negative Marking Scheme
MCQs 1 or 2 Marks 1/3 Marks for 1 Mark Questions 2/3 Marks for 2 Mark Questions
MSQs 1 or 2 Marks No Negative Marking
NATs 1 or 2 Marks No Negative Marking

 

7. GATE 2023 Mechanical Engineering Question Types

As stated above, the GATE 2023 ME Exam includes 3 question types: MCQ, MSQ, and NAT.

Multiple Choice Questions: Candidates should pick a correct answer from the list of 4 available options.

Multiple Select Questions: Candidates should select multiple correct answers from the available options.

Numerical Answer Types: Candidates are required to enter a numerical value as an answer.

 

8. GATE 2023 Mechanical Exam Questions Design

As stated above, the GATE ME Exam has 3 sections, and these questions are designed to test the following abilities of candidates:

Recall: These questions are based on facts, formulas, principles, laws, etc. The candidates are expected to answer these questions from their memory or arrive at solutions from simple, one-line calculations.

Core Mechanical Engineering Questions: These questions will test a candidate's knowledge of basic Mechanical Engineering concepts. The candidates are required to solve these queries by using fundamental ideas.

Application-Based Questions: These questions test the candidate's computational and logical reasoning skills.

Common Data Questions: The candidates are presented with some data using which they have to solve a set of problems. These types of questions carry 2 marks each.

Linked Answer Questions: This section comprises a problem statement using which candidates have to solve 2 questions. The questions are linked to each other, meaning the second question relies on the first question's answer.

 

9. GATE 2023 Mechanical Engineering Syllabus

  • Materials, Manufacturing, and Industrial Engineering: Engineering Materials, Casting-Forming-Joining Processes, Machining & Machine Tools Operations, Metrology & Inspection, Computer Integrated Manufacturing, Production Planning & Control, Operations Research, Inventory Control.
GATE Mechanical Engineering Sections Topics
Engineering Mathematics Linear Algebra
Differential Equations
Calculus
Complex Variables
Probability & Statistics
Numerical Methods.
Applied Mechanics and Design Engineering Mechanics
Mechanics of Materials
Theory of Machines
Vibrations
Machine Design
Fluid Mechanics and Thermal Sciences Fluid Mechanics
Heat Transfer
Thermodynamics
Applications
Materials, Manufacturing, and Industrial Engineering Engineering Materials
Casting-Forming-Joining Processes
Machining & Machine Tools Operations
Metrology & Inspection
Computer Integrated Manufacturing
Production Planning & Control
Operations Research
Inventory Control

 

10. Weightage of Different Sections in Previous Years’ GATE ME Exam

Take a look at the section-wise weightage of previous GATE ME papers to identify the important GATE 2023 ME topics you should master to achieve high ranks in the GATE ME 2023 Exam.

Section 1: General Aptitude

Section Topics Weightage (GATE ME 2022) Weightage (GATE ME 2021) Weightage (GATE ME 2020)
Set 1 Set 2 Set 1 Set 2 Set 1 Set 2
Numerical Ability Numerical Computation 15 15 15 15 15 15
Numerical Estimation
Numerical Reasoning & Data Interpretation
Verbal Ability English Grammar
Verbal Analogies
Vocabulary
Total 15 15 15 15 15 15

 

Section 2: Engineering Mathematics

Section Topics Weightage (GATE ME 2022) Weightage (GATE ME 2021) Weightage (GATE ME 2020)
Set 1 Set 2 Set 1 Set 2 Set 1 Set 2
Engineering Mathematics Linear Algebra 13 12 13   13 15 13
Calculus
Differential Equations
Transform Theory
Probability & Statistics
Numerical Methods
Total 13 12 13 13 15 13

 

Section 3: Mechanical Engineering Subjects

  1. Applied Mechanics and Design
Applied Mechanics and Design
Section Topics Weightage (GATE ME 2022) Weightage (GATE ME 2021) Weightage (GATE ME 2020)
Set 1 Set 2 Set 1 Set 2 Set 1 Set 2
Applied Mechanics and Design Engineering Mechanics 8 6 2 5 5 5
Mechanics of Materials/Strength of Materials 6 5 7 7 7 6
Theory of Machines & Vibrations 7 6 7 10 8 6
Machine Design 5 4 7 2 5 5
Total 26 21 23 24 25 22

 

              

  1. Fluid Mechanics & Thermal Sciences
Fluid Mechanics & Thermal Sciences
Section Topics Weightage (GATE ME 2022) Weightage (GATE ME 2021) Weightage (GATE ME 2020)
Set 1 Set 2 Set 1 Set 2 Set 1 Set 2
Fluid Mechanics & Thermal Sciences Fluid Mechanics & Machinery 4 5 6 9 8 8
Heat Transfer 10 8 6 5 3 5
Thermodynamics 4 5 6 4 4 6
IC Engine 2 0 1 0 2 3
Refrigeration & Air Conditioning 0 6 3 3 0 3
Power Plant 3 5 2 3 5 2
Total 23 29 24 24 22 27

 

  1. Materials, Manufacturing, and Industrial Engineering
Materials, Manufacturing, and Industrial Engineering
Section Topics Weightage (GATE ME 2022) Weightage (GATE ME 2021) Weightage (GATE ME 2020)
Set 1 Set 2 Set 1 Set 2 Set 1 Set 2
Manufacturing and Engineering Materials Casting, Forming, and Joining Processes 15 15 18 17 18 17
Machining and Machine Tools Operations
Metrology and Inspection
Production Planning and Control
Industrial Engineering Industrial Engineering 8 8 7 7 5 6
Operations Research
Computer Integrated Manufacturing
Total 23 23 25 24 23 23

 

11. Important Books for GATE Mechanical Engineering 2023

Purchasing the highly rated Mechanical Engineering books is vital while preparing for the GATE 2023 Mechanical Engineering Exam. Listed below are some of the best Mechanical Engineering books that can help students during GATE Exam preparation.

Section Topics Essential GATE ME Books Author
General Aptitude Numerical Computation Numerical Estimation Numerical Reasoning & Data Interpretation English Grammar Verbal Analogies Vocabulary Objective English for Competitive Exam Hari Mohan Prasad, Uma Rani Sinha
How to Prepare for Verbal Ability and Reading Comprehension Arun Sharma, Meenakshi Upadhyay
How to Prepare for Quantitative Aptitude Arun Sharma
How to Prepare for Data Interpretation Arun Sharma
Engineering Mathematics Linear Algebra Calculus Ordinary Differential Equations Partial Differential Equations Probability & Statistics Numerical Methods Advanced Engineering Mathematics Erwin Kreyszig, Michael Greenberg
Higher Engineering Mathematics B.S. Grewal, Bandaru Ramana
Advanced Engineering Mathematics Dr. H.K. Dass
Applied Mechanics and Design Engineering Mechanics Mechanics of Materials Theory of Machines Vibrations Machine Design Engineering Mechanics S. Timoshenko, Sukumar Pati, D. H. Young, J.V. Rao
Strength of Materials S.S. Ratan
Theory of Machines R.S. Khurmi
Mechanical Vibrations G.K. Grover
Design of Machine Elements V.B. Bhandari
Fluid Mechanics & Thermal Engineering Fluid Mechanics Heat Transfer Thermodynamics Applications A Textbook of Fluid Mechanics and Hydraulic Machines R. K. Bansal
Heat and Mass Transfer P. K. Nag
Thermodynamics: An Engineering Approach Yunus A. Cengel, Michael A. Boles
Internal Combustion Engines V. Ganesan
Textbook of Refrigeration and Air Conditioning R. S. Khurmi, J. K. Gupta
Gas Turbines and Propulsive Systems P. R. Khajuria, S. P. Dubey
Materials, Manufacturing, Industrial Engineering Engineering Materials Casting-Forming-Joining Processes Machining & Machine Tools Operations Metrology & Inspection Computer Integrated Manufacturing Production Planning & Control Operations Research Inventory Control A Text-Book of Material Science and Metallurgy O. P. Khanna
Production Engineering Amitabh Ghosh, A. K. Malik
Industrial Engineering O. P. Khanna
Introduction to Management Science Operations Research Man Mohan, P. K. Gupta, Kanti Swarup

 

12. GATE ME Previous Year Question Papers

The GATE 2023 organizer, i.e., IIT Kanpur will release the GATE 2023 question paper to the public soon after the exam. However, GATE ME aspirants can check out the previous year's question papers below.

Exam Year Question Paper
2021 Set 1: Download PDF
Set 2: Download PDF
2020 Set 1: Download PDF
Set 2: Download PDF
2019 Set 1: Download PDF
Set 2: Download PDF
2018 Set 1: Download PDF
Set 2: Download PDF
2017 Set 1: Download PDF
Set 2: Download PDF

 

13. Previous Year GATE ME Question Paper Analysis

It is good practice to refer to the previous year's question papers during the GATE ME 2023 Exam preparation phase. Looking into the previous year’s question paper helps candidates understand the exam format, important subject areas, and predict the difficulty level of GATE ME 2023 to prepare accordingly.

Here’s an analysis of the previous year’s GATE ME question papers:

  • GATE ME 2022:
    • Difficulty Level: Tough
    • Question Types:
      • The forenoon session comprised 35 MCQs, 6 MSQs, and 24 NATs.
      • The afternoon session comprised 35 MCQs, 7 MSQs, and 23 NATs.
    • Highest Mark Weightage: Manufacturing and Engineering Materials carried the highest weightage in GATE ME 2022.
    • The General Aptitude section was easy.
    • The Engineering Mathematics section was moderate to tough.
  • GATE ME 2021:
    • Difficulty Level: Moderate
    • Question Types:
      • The forenoon session comprised 33 MCQs and 32 NATs.
      • The afternoon session comprised 41 MCQs and 24 NATs.
    • Highest Mark Weightage: Manufacturing and Engineering Materials carried the highest weightage in GATE ME 2021.
    • The General Aptitude section was easy.
    • The Engineering Mathematics section was easy.
  • GATE ME 2020:
    • Difficulty Level: Moderate
    • Question Types:
      • The forenoon session comprised 37 MCQs and 28 NATs.
      • The afternoon session comprised 38 MCQs and 27 NATs.
    • Highest Mark Weightage: Manufacturing and Engineering Materials carried the highest weightage in GATE ME 2020.
    • The General Aptitude section was easy.
    • The Engineering Mathematics section was tough.

 

14. GATE Mechanical Engineering Cutoff Over the Years

Checking the previous years’ cutoff trends is crucial when preparing for the GATE ME 2023 Exam because it will help you develop a study plan and set realistic GATE ME score targets. Check out the last 8 years GATE Mechanical Engineering cutoff marks in the table given below.

Year General OBC SC/ST/PwD
2022 28.1 25.2 18.7
2021 33 29.7 22
2020 34 30.6 22.6
2019 34.1 30.7 22.7
2018 34.7 31.2 23.1
2017 32.87 29 21
2016 29.6 26.6 19.7
2015 32.73 29.46 21.82

 

15. How to Apply for GATE ME 2023 Exam?

GATE 2023 Mechanical Engineering Application Form will likely be released during the 1st week of September 2022. Candidates can apply only through online mode. Follow the steps below to have a hassle-free registration process.

Step 1: Register as a 'New User' on GATE Online Application Processing Systems (GOAPS) by filling in the essential details such as name, phone number, email ID.

Step 2: After registering, candidates will get an enrollment ID. Create a password for the respective ID to proceed further.

Step 3: Log in to the GOAPS portal using the enrollment ID and password and fill out the application form. Applicants need to fill in their personal details such as name, DOB, phone number, email ID, address, parent's details, etc. and enter their educational qualification details such as the university name, registration number, etc.

Step 4: Students need to decide on how many papers they are undertaking. A maximum of two papers are allowed for each candidate.

Step 5: Select preferred exam centers. Candidates can select up to three locations as their favored examination centers.

Step 6: Applicants need to upload the scanned documents of their signature, photo, ID proof, and community certificate (applicable for SC/ST).

Step 7: Finally, candidates should pay the exam application fees (Payment can be done only through online modes).

 

16. GATE ME Admit Card Overview

Wondering how to download the GATE ME Admit Card after applying for the exam? The GATE Admit Card will be available to download from the 1st week of January 2023 (tentative). The organizing body will not send the Admit Card in post, aspirants can only download the GATE hall-ticket from the official GOAPS website. Follow the below steps to download the GATE Mechanical Engineering Admit Card.

  • Step 1: Go to the official GATE Online Application Processing System (GOAPS) website.
  • Step 2: Login using the necessary credentials.
  • Step 3: Select the “Download GATE Amit Card” option.
  • Step 4: GATE Admit Card will be downloaded in the PDF format.
  • Step 5: Save the Admit Card and take printout to carry to the GATE Examination Hall.

The GATE Admit Card will include the following details:

  • Candidate’s Registration Number
  • Name of the Candidate
  • GATE Exam Paper Code
  • GATE Exam Date
  • Exam Centre Code
  • Exam Duration
  • Candidate’s Photo
  • Candidate’s Signature
  • Examination Instructions

Take a look at the sample Admit Card below to have a better idea of how the GATE Admit Card would look like:

 

17. GATE 2023 Mechanical Engineering Results

IIT Kanpur will release the GATE ME 2023 will announce the GATE Mechanical Engineering 2023 results approximately a month after the examination date, i.e., March 2023. Once the results are published, candidates can download their GATE score card from March 2023 to May 2023. If candidates need the soft copy of the GATE score card after May 2023, they are required to pay an additional fee of ?500.

The GATE score card is valid for 3 years. Candidates can use the GATE score to get admission in Post Graduate programs or employment opportunities in PSUs.

Listed below are the important details mentioned in the GATE score card:

  • Registration Number of the Candidate
  • Name of the Candidate
  • GATE Paper Attempted by the Candidate
  • GATE Score (out of 1000)
  • Total Marks (out of 100)
  • All India Rank Obtained
  • Qualifying Marks for General, OBS, SC/ST/PwD
  • The number of candidates appeared in the exam.

Take a look at the sample score card below to have a better idea of how the GATE score card would look like:


18. What is the Scope After GATE 2023 ME?

A significant question candidates should ask themselves during the GATE Exam preparation phase is, "Why am I taking the GATE Exam?" Finding out the opportunities after taking the GATE Exam can act as a motivation factor to prepare well for the exam.

Some people want to pursue an M.Tech in institutes like NITs/IITs in various disciplines such as Manufacturing Engineering, Robotics, Mechatronics, Production Engineering, Thermal Engineering, etc. Other candidates try for employment opportunities in PSU. 

Here are some opportunities after cracking the GATE ME 2023 Exam.

18.1 Career Opportunities in PSU

Some of the top PSUs in India, such as IOCL, ONGC, HPCL, RITES, EIL, NHAI, etc., consider GATE Exam scores for recruitment. A public sector job ensures long-term employability with a high salary package and other exciting perks. A PSU job also presents interesting challenges that keep you in touch with all the latest developments in the field of Mechanical Engineering.

18.2 Post Graduate Degree in Top Institutes

A good GATE Exam score can be the catalyst to realizing your dream of completing a post-graduate degree in India's top universities like IITs, IISc, NITs, etc. A good GATE score also allows you to bypass exams like GRE and TOEFL, as foreign universities such as the National University of Singapore (NUS) and Nanyang Technological University (NTU) accept GATE scores for admission in their MS programs.

18.3 Research Opportunities

GATE aspirants often overlook research opportunities in India as a career option. However, if you have a keen research interest and aspire to contribute to society's development, you can join Junior Research Fellowship Program with a high GATE Exam score.

18.4 State Electricity Boards

Formerly state electricity boards used to conduct independent exams for recruitment, but nowadays, many boards are collaborating with IITs to recruit through GATE Exam. Some of the state electricity boards that recruit through GATE are West Bengal State Electricity Distribution Company Limited (WBEDC), Punjab State Power Corporation Limited (PSPCL), and Odisha Power Generation Corporation Limited (OPGEN).

 

19. GATE Mechanical Engineering Exam FAQs

Do you have some questions regarding the GATE ME 2023 application process, exam pattern, syllabus, etc.? Here are the answers to some of the frequently asked questions about the GATE Mechanical Exam.

i) Question: What is the start date to apply for the GATE 2023 ME Exam?

Answer: The application form for the GATE 2023 Exam will be published on GATE's official website approximately around the first week of September 2022.

ii) Question: When does registration close for GATE 2023 ME?

Answer: The registration will likely be open from the first week of September 2022 to the second week of October 2022.

iii) Question: Who will organize the GATE 2023 Mechanical Engineering Exam?

Answer: IIT Kanpur will organize the GATE 2023 Mechanical Engineering Exam.

iv) Question: Is there negative marking in the GATE 2023 Mechanical Exam?

Answer: Yes, there is a negative mark for each incorrectly answered MCQ.

Marking Scheme:

  • -1/3 marks for 1-mark MCQs
  • -2/3 marks for 2-mark MCQs
  • MSQ & NAT: No negative marking.

v) Question: When will the GATE 2023 Mechanical Exam result be released?

Answer: The GATE 2023 Mechanical Exam result will likely be announced a month after the examination date. The scorecard will be released along with the result. Candidates can download the results in PDF format by logging into the official website.

vi) Question: What is the weightage for the General Aptitude section in the GATE ME 2023 Exam?

Answer: The General Aptitude section constitutes approximately 15 marks in the GATE Exam, which is roughly 15% of the total marks.

vii) Question: What are the question types in the GATE 2023 Mechanical Exam?

Answer: GATE Mechanical Exam will include 3 types of questions, MCQs, MSQs, and NATs. Each question carries either 1 or 2 marks.

viii) Question: What is the syllabus for the Engineering Mathematics section in the GATE ME 2023 Exam?

Answer: The GATE Engineering Mathematics syllabus is the same for all the 29 GATE papers. The important topics include:

  • Linear Algebra
  • Calculus
  • Differential Equations
  • Complex Variables
  • Probability & Statistics
  • Numerical Methods.

 

Takeaway Thoughts

We hope the information presented on this page paints a clear picture of all the relevant GATE 2023 Mechanical Exam details, such as exam pattern, syllabus, cutoff marks, and more. Give yourself enough time to prepare for the GATE ME Exam, as it is difficult to ace the exam with last-minute preparation. Familiarize yourself with the syllabus and identify your areas of strengths and weaknesses. Enroll in a GATE Mechanical Engineering online course to bolster your chances of achieving a high rank in the GATE Mechanical Engineering Exam.

Good luck with the exam!!

 

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