GATE Paper Analysis 2020

IIT Delhi is conducting GATE examination 2020 on February 1, 2, 8 and 9. GATE is being conducted as a computer based test. Various experts of ICE GATE Institute team will be releasing the paper analysis of GATE 2020 after the conclusion of the examination. The details regarding the subjects for each core branches including difficulty level, syllabus weightage, types of questions and more will be available through GATE 2020 paper analysis. After referring the analysis of GATE paper 2020, the candidates who interested to write GATE examination will be able to know weightage of each subject of GATE examination conducted by IIT/IISC and accordingly they can prepare for their exam. The paper analysis of GATE 2020 will be updated here after the conducting of the examination.

Question paper is one of Hardest paper as compared to last 3-4 years
All questions are memory based reviewed by students
GATE Mechanical engineering question paper 2020 was one of the toughest paper of the last 3-4 years. Few questions r direct formula based questions. The weightage of thermodynamics, Manufacturing, and strength of materials was quite high. In Thermodynamics, more questions were asked from power plant engineering, Internal combustion engine. The level of questions in manufacturing was quite good. The questions of industrial engineering were very lengthy.
GATE 2020 ME Paper Analysis
SR. No. SUBJECT Marks Difficulty level
1 Engineering Mathematics 15 Easy
2 Aptitude and English 15 Easy
3 Engineering Mechanics 5 Moderate to difficult
4 Strength of materials 9-10 Moderate
5 Machine design 2 Hard
6 Thermodynamics 11-12 Moderate to Difficult, more questions are from Applications of Thermodynamics
7 Fluid mechanics 7-8 Moderate
8 Heat and mass transfer 2-3 Easy
9 Theory of machines 8-9 Moderate
10 Production 18 Hard
11 Industrial Engineering 5-6  Hard any Length

* Subjected to the information received from students

Question paper is one of Hardest paper as compared to last 3-4 years
All questions are memory-based reviewed by students
GATE Mechanical engineering question paper 2020 was one of the toughest paper of the last 3-4 years. Few questions r direct formula based questions. The weightage of thermodynamics, Manufacturing, and strength of materials was quite high. In Thermodynamics, more questions were asked from power plant engineering, Internal combustion engine. The level of questions in manufacturing was quite good. The questions of industrial engineering were very lengthy.
GATE 2020 ME Paper Analysis
SR. No. SUBJECT 1 Mark 2 Mark
1 Aptitude 1 2
2 Numerical Ability 1 4
3 Verbal Ability 4 1
4 Engineering Mathematics 5 4
5 Engineering mechanics 3 1
6 Strength of materials 0 3
7 Theory of machines 2 2
8 Machine design 2 2
9 Thermodynamics 4 5
10 Fluid mechanics 2 3
11 Heat transfer 1 2
12 Manufacturing 4 6
13 Industrial Engineering 2 2

* Subjected to the information received from students

All questions are memory based questions(based on students feedback)
GATE 2020 IN Paper Analysis
SR. No. SUBJECT Marks Difficulty level
1 Aptitude 15 Low
2 Engineering Mathematics 15 Low to Moderate
3 Digital Circuit 7-8 Low
4 Analog Circuit 10-11 Moderate to High
5 Network Theory 9-10 Low to Moderate
6 Signal & Systems 6-8 Low to Moderate
7 Communication System 1 Low
8 Control System 10-12 Low
9 Transducers 5-7 Moderate to High
10 Aobi & Process Control 4 Low
11 Measurement 8-9 Moderate to High

* Subjected to the information received from students

GATE 2020 EC Paper Analysis
SR. No. SUBJECT No of questions Difficulty level
1 Engineering Mathematics 6-7 Easy
2 General Aptitude 10-11 Easy
3 Network 4-5 Easy
4 Analog Circuit 6-7 Difficulty and lengthy
5 Control System 7 Moderate and lengthy
6 Electromagnetic Theory 5 Moderate
7 Signals & Systems 3-4 Easy
8 Electronic Devices 4 Difficulty
9 Digital Circuit 4-5 Moderate
10 Communication System 7 Moderate
11 Microprocessor 1-2 Moderate

Overall Analysis

  • Paper was Easy to Moderate.
  • Expected Cut off will be 28 to 32.
  • If Scoring 80+, will be in top 100.

* Subjected to the information received from students

GATE CH Paper Analysis
SR. No. SUBJECT No. of Questions
Difficulty level
1 Engineering Mathematics 12 Easy
2 General Aptitude 15 Moderate
3 Plant Design and Economics 4 Easy
4 Mechanical Operations 3 Easy
5 Chemical Technology 6 Moderate
6 Process Calculation 4 Moderate
7 Fluid Mechanics 9 Moderate
8 Thermodynamics 9 Moderate
9 Heat Transfer 7 Moderate
10 Instrumentation & Process Control 8 Moderate
11 Mass transfer 12 Moderate

* Subjected to the information received from students

GATE 2020 EE Paper Analysis
SR. No. SUBJECT Difficulty level Remarks
1 General Aptitude Easy Verbal Section was title bit difficult.
2 Engineering Mathematics Easy This time, there were less Questions from Engineering Mathematics.
3 Electrical Circuit (Network) Moderate to difficult Questions were slightly above to the moderate Level, who prepared well can score.
4 Electrical Machines Moderate As this is the core subject of electrical Engineering, students are expected to score.
5 Power System Difficult Questions form this was really though, this will be Rank deciding.
6 Power Electronics Easy Questions were very much easy.
7 Electromagnetic Theory Tough As Questions were from Spherical co-ordinate system, It will be difficult to score in this section.
8 Analog Circuit Moderate Questions were not Tough.
9 Signal & Systems Moderate Questions were as per level of GATE.
10 Control System Easy Questions were Easy.
11 Measurement Easy 2-3 Marks
12 Digital Easy 2 Marks

Overall Analysis

  • Paper was Moderate to tough.
  • Expected Cut off will be 26.5 to 28.0.
  • If Scoring 70+, will be in top 100.

* Subjected to the information received from students

GATE 2020 CS Paper Analysis
SR. No. SUBJECT Remarks
1 Data Base Management System Some Questions were easy and overall moderate level.
2 Data structure & Algorithm C programming questions were tricky and very lengthy. Rest questions are moderate level. Level of complexity Questions were high. Time consuming questions from graph.
3 Discrete Mathematics & Graph Theory Questions were easy to high level.
4 Computer Organization & Architecture Questions were very lengthy but tricky and logic based Questions
5 Operating System Easy Question on CPU scheduling and moderate level question on TLB.
6 Digital Logic Easy Questions.
7 Theory Of Computation Logic based interesting questions. Overall easy except 1 or 2 Question.
8 Compiler Design Easy level Questions.
9 Engineering Mathematics Overall Questions were moderate except 1 or 2 easy questions.
10 Computer Networks Questions on TCP congestion control, HTTP Protocol, IPV4. Moderate level.
11 General Aptitude Verbel and logical questions were very easy but quant section was moderate except 1 or 2 easy questions.

Overall Analysis

  • Very tough compare to last 10 years.
  • Lengthy paper
  • More theory Questions as compare to previous examinations.
  • 75% paper level were high and 25% were low level.
  • Maximum Questions were time consuming.
  • Questions were logical based rather than formula based
  • Level of GA was high and English portion was easy.

* Subjected to the information received from students

GATE CE Paper Analysis
SR. No. SUBJECT No. of Questions
Difficulty level
1 Engineering Mathematics 7-8 Easy
2 General Aptitude 11 Easy
3 Structure Analysis 2-3 Moderate
4 Fluid Mechanics 6 Moderate
5 RCC & Steel Structure 6 Easy to Moderate
6 Surveying 4-5 Very Easy
7 Irrigation and Hydrology 5 Moderate
8 Strength of Materials 2-3 Difficult
9 Soil Mechanics 12 Moderate
10 Environmental Engineering 6-7 Moderate
11 Transportation Engineering 4 Highway problems were difficult
12 CPM 1 Moderate

* Subjected to the information received from students

The level of GATE 2020 Civil Eng. shift 2 was easy to Moderate. most of the Questions were based on formulas. The weightage of Environment, surveying and transportation was higher.
GATE CE Paper Analysis
SR. No. SUBJECT No. of Questions
Difficulty level
1 Engineering Mathematics 15 Easy
2 General Aptitude 13-14 Easy
3 Strength of Materials 3-4 Moderate
4 Structural Analysis 7-8 Easy to Moderate
5 Steel Structures 2-3 Moderate
6 Reinforced Cement Concrete 4 Easy
7 Geotechnical Engineering 13-14 Moderate
8 Surveying 4-5 Easy
9 Hydrology & Irrigation 7-8 Moderate
10 Environmental Engineering 11-12 Moderate
11 Fluid Mechanics 5-6 Easy
12 Transportation 11-12 Moderate
13 Building Material 2 Easy

* Subjected to the information received from students