The Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering (GATE) 2020 Exam for Mechanical Engineering Subject will be held online on February 1, 2020, in 2 sessions by IIT Delhi. Candidates appearing for GATE 2020 Mechanical Engineering (ME) must know the proper syllabus, exam pattern and Scope of the subject for better GATE Score.
The GATE 2020 exam will be held on February 1-2 and February 8-9, 2020 for 25 subjects in 2 sessions on every exam day. It is time for the GATE 2020 Mechanical Engineering Exam aspirants, to complete their preparation and start revision in a serious and intense manner.
GATE (Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering), a national level examination, is a qualifying exam for admissions to post-graduate Engineering programs like M. Tech/M.S/Direct PhD in IISc / IITs / NITs. GATE Score is also used by several PSU Recruitment (i.e. like BSNL, BHEL, GAIL, Indian Oil, Hindustan Petroleum etc.).
On this page, candidates will be able to check GATE 2020 Mechanical Engineering Syllabus, GATE Exam pattern, and other details at one place and candidates can simply focus on preparation. In order to study and have proper practice, it is important to use the most recommended GATE 2020 Books for Mechanical Engineering (ME), which will be prescribed in the next article.
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GATE 2020 Mechanical Engineering Syllabus
The first step for the GATE aspirant is to collect the correct and proper GATE 2020 Syllabus of Mechanical Subject from the official website of GATE 2020. The important topics covered under the syllabus is as follows-
Section 1: Engineering Mathematics
• Complex Variables
• Differential Equations
• Linear Algebra
• Numerical Methods
• Probability and Statistics
Section 2: Applied Mechanics and Design
• Engineering Mechanics
• Machine Design
• Mechanics of Materials
• Theory of Machines
Section 3: Fluid Mechanics & Thermal Sciences
• Fluid Mechanics
• Heat Transfer
Section 4: Materials, Manufacturing & Industrial Engineering
• Casting, Forming and Joining Process
• Computer Integrated Manufacturing
• Engineering Materials
• Inventory Control
• Metrology and Inspection
• Machining and Machine Tool Operations
• Operations Research
• Production Planning and Control
Go through the complete syllabus and segregate the topics into 3 categories – difficult, easy and to be learnt. The strong topics need to be revised while others require a good effort in preparation. It is an important exercise for GATE and any other exam.
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GATE 2020 Mechanical Engineering Exam Pattern
Another step to clear any exam is to understand the exam pattern. GATE Exam is conducted online and the questions asked are of objective type. Each paper consists of 100 marks with a total of 65 number of questions. Candidates will have 3 hours of time duration.
The paper has 2 types of questions which are to be answered on the virtual keyboard via mouse namely – MCQs (multiple choice questions) and Numeric Aptitude types (NAT) questions. There is negative marking of 1/3 marks for 1 marker and 2/3 for 2 marker Multiple-choice questions. There is NO negative marking for numeric type questions. There are 3 sections in the exam paper -.
1) Mechanical Engineering (70%)
2) Aptitude (15%)
3) Engineering Mathematics (15%)
The aptitude problems are based on basic math and English skills, which are very easy. The Mathematics portion is vast but the questions asked are relatively easy and based on direct formulae. The most important part is Mechanical Engineering. This section is comparatively difficult and requires a sincere effort.
Scope After GATE
After completing B.Tech or B.E, most of the students who want to make their career in research and development, they look forward for Masters and PhD degree. Getting a Master’s degree from reputed universities like IIT, IISC etc. increases the importance and knowledge of his field. When any candidate qualifies GATE exam, it means he/she has good conceptual knowledge of Engineering subject. That’s why R&D companies and organizations give weightage to the GATE qualified candidates over others during their recruitment process.
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All the Best, Aspirants!!!
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