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BARC 2018 Full Exam Analysis – Mechanical Engineering

BARC ME 2018 Analysis

Day 1

Highlights of Day 1 Exam:

  • BARC ME day 1 paper was moderate but bit lengthy
  • Formula-based questions similar to the GATE pattern 
  • Although paper cannot be termed as tough but still scoring was not easy as time plays the important role. So candidates must be selective while solving questions

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Subject Topics No.of questions
SOM
  •  Support reactions
12-13
FM
  • Lift & drag (2-3 Que.)
  • Buoyancy
  • Hydraulic machines (4-5 Que.)
  • Boundary layer
8-10
Industrial Engineering
  • PERT-CPM
  • Minimization
  • Inventory
  • Exponential forecasting
 –
Engineering Maths
  • Probability
  • Vectors
  • Complex numbers
2-3
Thermodynamics
  • Basics of VCRS (4-5 Que.)
 –
TOM
  • Gears (2-3 Ques.) 
  • Mechanical vibrations (3-4 Que.)
5-7
Manufacturing
  • Casting (theory)
  • Welding (10 ques.)
  • Tool life ( 1 Ques.) numerical 
  • MRR drilling ( 1 Ques.)
  • Metal forming,
  • Metal cutting, 
  • Merchantanalysis
 –
Engineering Mechanics
  • Friction
  • Resultant force
  • Pulley system
 –
Machine Design
  • Conical clutch
  • Shoe brake
 –

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Day 2

Highlights of Day 2 Exam:

  • BARC ME 2018 Day 2 exam level was easy to a moderate level where speed and accuracy to solve questions played the major role.
  • Most of the questions were time-consuming numericals which were although easy.
  • More questions from thermal HT R&AC AND SM TOM
  • Around 5 -7 questions were repeated from GATE and ISRO previous year papers.
  • FM & RAC were relatively easier than those from SOM, EM, Basic Thermodynamics & Applied Thermodynamics, TOM etc.
  • No.of questions from Industrial engineering, Machine design, Production were less as expected.
  • Example question in ony 2 are:
    • Find convective acceleration with Vx= 5yt^2, Vy=0, t=5 sec
    • In vcrs cycle saturated vapours occurs at
      Entry of compressor
      Exit condenser
      Entry of condenser
      Exit of expansion valve
Subject Topics No.of questions
FM
  • 2-3 from fluid kinematics,
  • Streamline equation,
  • Manometer based questions
Industrial Engineering 6-7
Maths
  • Vector calculus
1-2
Thermodynamics
  • 3 -4 questions were from VCRS
  • 2 entropy 
HMT
  • Fins
  • Conduction
  • Convection
  • Radiation
 –

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Day 3

Highlights of Day 3 Exam:

  • BARC ME exam 2018 for Day 3 was again an easy to moderate paper which focussed primarily on the numericals.
  • From the set of 100 questions, 40 easy questions were evident from mostly from SOM, RAC, Industrial etc.
  • Questions from Thermodynamics, HMT and FM were lengthy but easy.
  • candidates who focussed on question-solving accuracy instead of the no.of question have a good chance of clearing exam
Subject No.of questions
SOM 10
FM 10-11
Industrial Engineering 10
Maths 3 questions
Thermodynamics 20 questions with 

  • Refrigeration 5 questions
  • IC engine 4-5 question
  • Entropy
TOM 1-2
manufacturing 7-9 questions 10
HMT 10

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 Day 4 

Highlights of Day 4 Exam

  • Day 4 for BARC ME exam seemed the hardest among all 4 days of exam.
  • Questions were conceptual and too long which made the level seems a bit higher than GATE
  • More questions from Thermo, FM, SOM, RAC and Heat transfer.
  • Few questions were picked from GATE previous year papers.
Subject Topics No.of questions
SOM  –  –
FM  –
Industrial Engineering
  • Forecasting
 –
Maths
  • Differential equation
  • Poisson distribution
2
Thermodynamics
  •  Optimum pressure ratio
 –
TOM  –  –
Manufacturing  –
Mechanics  –  –
HMT  –  –

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