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May 14, 2022 • 11:48 am

GATE 2022 Exam Review: Check Subject-wise Paper Analysis

The GATE 2022 Exam was recently held on 5th, 6th, 12th, and 13th February 2022. Aspirants who appeared in this sessions’ exam must be curious to know how their paper went, the difficulty level, and how others feel about the question paper?

Also, students preparing for the upcoming exam must be aware of the GATE 2022 exam’s difficulty level. This will help understand the distribution of questions, the weightage of topics, and the kind of questions asked.

There is no official analysis released for the GATE Exam 2022 yet. But, many students who appeared in this exam have given their feedback. We have gathered their opinions together to present an unofficial GATE exam review of the difficulty level across different subjects.

In this blog, you will find:

Overall GATE 2022 Exam Review

Benefits of GATE Exam Analysis

Subject-wise GATE 2022 Exam Review

GATE 2022 Engineering Mathematics Difficulty Level

GATE General Aptitude Difficulty Level

GATE CS 2022 Paper Analysis

GATE 2022 Mechanical Question Paper Analysis

GATE Civil Question Paper Analysis

GATE 2022 ECE Question Paper Analysis

GATE 2022 EE Paper Analysis

GATE Exam Cut-off 2022

FAQs for GATE 2022 Exam

Overall Review of GATE 2022 Examination

After conversing with GATE 2022 aspirants, Eduncle experts have found that the overall difficulty level of the GATE exam for this session was from Moderate to Difficult.

As per the aspirant’s feedback, GATE question papers were lengthy and a little more difficult than last year’s question paper.

Benefits of GATE 2022 Paper Analysis

The paper analysis of the GATE 2022 exam will help candidates who have appeared for the exam analyze their performance, check topic-wise weightage, and evaluate their scores.

Moreover, the students appearing for the GATE 2023 exam can examine which topics have high weightage and the scoring ones. This will help them prepare well for the upcoming exam and perform better.

Keep reading the blog to get an idea of the subject-wise GATE exam analysis to understand the difficulty level of the exam.

GATE 2022 Subject-wise Exam Review and Candidate’s Feedback

GATE 2022 examination has been recently conducted, and candidates are curious to know the reviews of other candidates on question papers.

Below, you can check the subject-wise difficulty level of the paper for the 2022 exam session:

 Subjects Level of Difficulty for MCQs Level of Difficulty for MSQs Level of Difficulty for NATs Overall Difficulty Level Mechanical Engineering Shift 1 Moderate Moderate to Difficult Difficult Difficult Shift 2 Moderate Moderate Difficult Moderate to Difficult Computer Science Both Shifts Moderate to Difficult Moderate to Difficult Difficult Moderate to Difficult Electrical Engineering Single Shift Easy to Moderate Easy to Moderate Moderate Moderate Electronics and Communication Single Shift Easy to Moderate Moderate Difficult Moderately Difficult Civil Engineering Shift 1 Easy to Moderate Moderate Moderate Moderate Shift 2 Easy to Moderate Moderate Difficult Moderate to Difficult

To understand the exam analysis, you must know the question paper pattern. It will help you analyze the marks for each question and the weightage of topics.

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Subject-wise Difficulty Level of Engineering Mathematics

Engineering Mathematics is common in all the GATE subjects. Questions from Engineering Mathematics consist of 13 marks in the GATE exam papers.

Below you can check how aspirants described the difficulty level of engineering mathematics questions in their subjects:

 Difficulty Level of GATE Engineering Mathematics GATE Exam Subject Difficulty Level Mechanical Easy to Moderate Civil Difficult Computer Science Difficult Electrical Difficult Electronics and Communication Difficult

Exam Analysis for GATE 2022 General Aptitude

GATE General Aptitude Section is common for all the subjects. According to aspirants, if you had prepared well for this section and solved enough mock tests, you will find this section the most scoring one.

We have mentioned exam analysis for this section for each subject in the table given below:

 Difficulty Level of GATE General Aptitude Section for Different Subjects GATE Subject Name Difficulty Level Mechanical Easy Civil Difficult Computer Science Difficult Electrical Easy to Moderate Electronics and Communication Easy to Moderate

Exam Analysis for GATE 2022 Computer Science Engineering

Candidates found the difficulty level of the GATE Exam Computer Science Engineering as Moderate to Difficult. The numerical type questions were a bit difficult as they were lengthy, as stated by aspirants.

One of the students stated, “Overall question paper was a bit lengthy, so speed was needed. Also, the questions were mostly concept-based and theoretical”.

This table gives a detailed analysis of GATE 2022 CS - Difficulty Level and Weightage:

 GATE 2022 CSE Paper Analysis Overall Exam Difficulty Level Moderate to Difficult Difficulty Level as compared to Previous Year Paper Tougher Units with Most Number of Questions/ Highest Weightage Discrete Mathematics, Data Structures, and Programming, Algorithms, Computer Network, Databases Units with Less Number of Questions Digital Logic, Compiler Design Easiest Topics / Most Scoring Units Discrete Mathematics Topics with Most Difficult Questions Computer Network

GATE 2022 Mechanical Exam Paper Review

Many students found the question paper’s difficulty level the same as compared to last year. On the contrary, some students stated that it was more difficult than the previous year.

A majority of candidates agreed that questions were not that tricky, yet the paper was lengthy and formula-based. Questions from heat transfer and fluid mechanics were the most difficult ones.

Check out the table to find out which questions had more weightage and which were the scoring ones:

 GATE 2022 ME Paper Analysis Overall Exam Difficulty Level Difficult Difficulty Level as compared to Previous Year Paper A Bit Difficult Units with Most Number of Questions/ Highest Weightage Engineering Mechanics, Heat Transfer, Manufacturing, SOM Units with Less Number of Questions Machine Design, Power Plant, Thermodynamics Easiest Topics / Most Scoring Units Theory of Machines, Thermal Eng., Strength of Materials Topics with Most Difficult Questions Fluid Mechanics, Productions, Hydraulic Machines, Heat Transfer

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GATE 2022 Civil Paper Analysis

After talking with the aspirants, we analyzed that the overall exam difficulty for civil engineering was from moderate to difficult. Most questions were asked from topics like Strength of Materials and Irrigation.

Most of the students shared that the exam paper was more challenging and trickier than last year.

One of the students even used the term “unpredictable” for the question paper.

 GATE Civil Engineering Paper Analysis Overall Exam Difficulty Level Moderate to Difficult Difficulty Level as compared to Previous Year Paper Tougher Units with Most Number of Questions/ Highest Weightage Environmental and Geotechnical Engineering Units with Less Number of Questions Strength of Materials, Irrigation, Surveying, Structural Dynamics Easiest Topics / Most Scoring Units Geomatics, Irrigation, and Hydrology Topics with Most Difficult Questions Solid Mechanics, Transportation Engineering

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GATE 2022 Exam Analysis for Electronics and Communication Engineering

As per aspirants’ feedback, the question paper had the same difficulty level as last year. Maximum no. of questions were asked from Analog circuits and communication systems.

The majority of candidates found the general aptitude section easy. The subject-wise questions were lengthy; therefore, speed and accuracy were needed along with concentration.

We have provided complete GATE 2022 ECE Paper analysis in the table given below:

 GATE ECE 2022 Paper Analysis Overall Exam Difficulty Level Moderately Difficult Difficulty Level as compared to Previous Year Paper Almost the Same Units with Most Number of Questions/ Highest Weightage Engineering mathematics, Analog Circuits, Communication Systems, Digital Circuits Units with Less Number of Questions Control System, Electronic Devices & Circuits, Network Theory Easiest Topics / Most Scoring Units Network Theory Topics with Most Difficult Questions Communication Systems, Electronic Devices, Analog Circuits

GATE 2022 Exam Analysis for Electrical Engineering

Students of the Electrical Engineering branch said that most of the questions were MCQs. The numerical answer-type questions were a bit tricky, while the theoretical questions were conceptual. Questions from Electromagnetic Theory were the most difficult ones, whereas questions from Electric Circuits were the scoring ones.

Check the topics with more and less weightage in the table given below:

 GATE 2022 Electrical Paper Analysis Overall Exam Difficulty Level Moderate Difficulty Level as compared to Previous Year Paper Same Units with Most Number of Questions/ Highest Weightage Electric Circuits, Power Systems Units with Less Number of Questions Electromagnetics, Electrical Measurement, Control System, Signal & Systems Easiest Topics / Most Scoring Units Electric Circuits Topics with Most Difficult Questions Electromagnetic Theory and Transmission Lines

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GATE Exam’s Provisional Answer Key was released on 21st February 2022 for students to cross-check their answers. The candidates can also challenge the provisional answer key if they find any discrepancies.

The final answer key for GATE 2022 will be released soon, along with the result. Know the step-by-step procedure to download the answer key here.

GATE 2022 Cut-Off Marks

Cut off is the minimum marks a candidate has to score to qualify for the exam. After clearing the GATE cut-off, you will be eligible to apply for higher education in IITs and NITs.

GATE 2022 cut-off will be released along with the result on 17th March 2022. You can check GATE 2021 cut-off marks to analyze the expected cut-off for this year.

Here we have mentioned some of the most frequently asked questions asked by candidates regarding GATE exam review:

Ques. 1 Is the GATE exam easy or tough?

Ans.  GATE is a national-level exam; therefore, it can’t be easy. Lakhs of candidates appear for GATE, so the question paper is set at a difficult level to choose the best candidates of all.

Ques. 2 Was the GATE 2022 paper easy?

Ans. As per the candidate’s feedback, the overall difficulty level of the GATE 2022 exam was moderate to difficult.

Ques. 3 Which is the toughest branch in Engineering?

Ans. Electrical, Computer, Aerospace, and Chemical engineering branches are considered the toughest branches.

Ques. 4 Is it easy to clear GATE?

Ans. If you study and prepare well for the examination, you can clear the GATE exam.

Ques. 5 Who make the GATE exam papers?

Ans. The conducting body of the GATE examination sets the exam question papers.

Ques. 6 Is the GATE paper same for all the subjects and candidates?

Ans. No, the GATE exam paper is not same for all candidates. The question papers are set branch-wise. Though, the students from the same branch have same question papers.

Ques. 7 How many sets are there in the GATE exam?

Ans. Subjects whose exam is held in a single shift have only one paper set. At the same time, subjects whose exams are held in two different shifts have two sets of paper i.e., one set for each shift.

In this blog, we have mentioned students’ GATE Exam Reviews and Analysis of 2022 session to help you understand the difficulty level of the exam. We want to thank all the GATE Exam aspirants who shared their valuable feedback.

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