IITB (Indian Institute of Technology – Bombay) has successfully conducted its GATE 2021 exam for the Mechanical Engineering Paper earlier today. It was the fourth and final day of the GATE 2021 Exam.
According to candidates, questions were moderate and “not too difficult.” However, some particular topics like “manufacturing” once again proved to be quite tedious for students.
It was an online exam. All candidates were allotted an individual system, which displays their roll number and name. It was a 100-marks paper and the total time allotted was three hours.
Why GATE 2021 Is Important?
GATE or Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering is extremely important for candidates from technology and/ or engineering steams who want to join PSU or any Master’s/ PhD course in relevant disciplines.
Several institutes of national repute like IIS (Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore) and seven IITs (Indian Institute of Technologies—Bombay, Kanpur, Gauhati, Delhi, Chennai, Roorkee, and Kharagpur) jointly conduct GATE every year. The entire process of GATE is being administered by the GATE Board, Department of Higher Education, MHRD.
Students have 27 science and technology-related disciplines to choose from to appear for GATE.
GATE 2021- February 14 | Mechanical Paper Exam | Detailed Analysis
If we compare GATE 2020 to GATE 2021, then the question paper of this year for Mechanical Eng. was quite tough. Many students seemed a bit tense after coming out of the examination halls. It reflects their level of anxiety relating to this paper.
Especially, questions relating to manufacturing were very difficult. On the contrary, fluid mechanics paper went easy for them. Around 8 theory questions were asked while the remaining questions were numerical—according to GATE 2021 (appeared) candidates.
Here you can download the Mechanical Engineering Question Paper 2021. (Source: thegateacedamy.com)
GATE 2021 Mechanical Engineering| Section-wise Analysis
Gate 2021 | Mechanical Engineering Paper Cut-off Marks| Expected Cut-offs
The expected cut-off marks for General Category candidates for the Mechanical Engineering paper will be 30-31.
GATE 2021-Answer Key
February 14th was the last day of the GATE Exam. Candidates can expect to get the GATE 2021 Answer Key released by the 01st of March next month. Candidates can then scrutinize each answer and question. if they notice any discrepancies relating to GATE questions, they can bring the same to the notice of the appropriate authority.
Meanwhile, GATE 2021 result is all set to release on March 22nd next month.
Career Prospects for GATE Qualified Candidates
This year, more than 8.8-lakh candidates filed out GATE examination forms. This is one of the toughest examinations in India. Last year, only 19% (approx) of the GATE aspirants successfully cracked it.
Even this year too, out of the total candidates, GATE may likely to see less than 20% of the candidates successfully cracking it.
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There are several government A-list companies where GATE qualified candidates get preferred for Engineering–related work profiles. Some of such leading companies are BHEL, NTPC, Indian Oil, DMRC, GAIL, and others.