GATE Mechanical Engineering syllabus online tests books

GATE Mechanical Engineering overview

Mechanical Engineering is considered as one of the core Engineering branches.BE or BTECH in Mechanical Engineering can apply for GATE Mechanical Engineering paper for higher studies or job in Government Organizations.There are other eligibility criteria as well.

In case you want to know more about the exams then you can read my article on GATE exams. The article provides each and every information yo want to know in simple language.You can also post your questions there.

In this article I will discuss about Mechanical Engineering paper. I will discuss below things

  1. Exam paper statistics
  2. Free online tests
  3. Recommended Books
  4. Detailed Syllabus
  5. Free Mobile App

GATE Mechanical Engineering Statistics

Below are some key statistics about this paper.

  1. Number of candidates registered for the exam – 2,40,000(approx)
  2. Number of candidates appeared for the exam – 2,00,000(approx)
  3. Number of qualified candidates – 32670
  4. Percentage of candidates qualified – 17% (approx)
  5. Maximum marks out of 100 – 94.66
  6. Minimum marks out of 100 – 19.7
  7. Average marks – 41.65
  8. Standard Deviation – 13.04

Let me tell you some very interesting facts based on above data

  1. Most candidates registered and appeared in exam for Mechanical Engineering paper
  2. Number of qualified candidates is highest in this paper
  3. 94.66 is highest marks obtained in all paper

Mechanical Engineering paper is difficult than majority of other papers. The pass percentage in this case is 17% which is lower than 20% in most paper.So you should really work hard to get good rank in this paper.

The average marks in around 42 and lowest is around 20. So there are many students lying in band of 40 to 60.So if you can get any thing above 60 then you have chances of good ranks.Below materials will help you get the same if followed sincerely.

GATE Mechanical Engineering online tests

Mechanical Engineering is core branch of Engineering.If you are preparing for GATE Mechanical Engineering paper then practice with our best online test series.It was created to give candidates last moment preparation material.You can attempt the tests from below links.

All the tests are free and you can attempt them any number of times.So before appearing for GATE exams you should definitely try the online tests to check your preparation level.After test results focus on topics you have not performed well in tests.I have given books and detailed syllabus in this post as well.

Above tests have questions from previous year GATE exams as well as questions important for current year.All tests have unique questions. So you should try all of them for better results.

GATE Mechanical Engineering recommended book

I have listed few books and preparation material below.I have also mentioned their advantages and disadvantages. You should buy one which complements your existing materials. I have mentioned which book is recommended and best features of that book. You can read the details and make decision.

Book 1

This is the recommended book. You should buy other book only if there is specific reason not to buy this one.The reasons I recommend this book are

  • The book is divided into three parts General Aptitude, Engineering Mathematics and Mechanical Engineering
  • 1600+ practice questions
  • Question bank covering 6000 questions covering previous 12 year GATE Exams
  • Close to 1400 pages covering theory and practicals of all sections
  • Free mock test CD

The book is highly rated as well. You can by the book with discount from below link

Click to buy GATE Mechanical Engineering 2018

Book 2

This is second choice only if first one is not available..The reasons I recommend this book are

  • Chapter wise revision formulas
  • Previous 10 year GATE questions chapterwise
  • Close to 1300 pages covering theory and practicals of all sections

The book is highly rated and very popular as well. The only drawback is that it does not cover General Aptitude and Mathematics section. But for Mechanical itself it is very good book. You can by the book with discount from below link

Click to buy Wiley Acing The Gate: Mechanical Engineering (WIND)

Book 3

This is third choice.It is complete study material.SO you should by it only if you do not have any study material with you.

  • It is collection of notes from different sources compiled in 5 book set
  • Provides you complete study material
  • Close to 1800 pages covering theory and practicals for IES and GATE

The five books covers Fluid Mechanics, RAC, Refrigeration, Air conditioning, Heat & Mass Transfer, Machine, Mechanical Design, Fluid Machinery, Introduction & BFA Inventory, I.C. Engine, SOM/MOS/MOM/SM, Production Engineering(Material Science), Theory Of Machine, GAS Turbine, Engine & Thermodynamics.

It is only available for purchase from below link.

Click to buy IES/GATE Hand Written Notes Mechanical Engineering Complete Study material.

GATE Mechanical Engineering syllabus

GATE Mechanical Engineering syllabus comprises of topics you already studies in your four year graduation course.But in graduation course you studies topics in additional to GATE syllabus.So you should know exactly the topics to study or leave.Below is latest syllabus of GATE Mechanical Engineering paper taken from official website of GATE exams (link)

Section 1: Engineering Mathematics

Linear Algebra: Matrix algebra, systems of linear equations, eigenvalues and eigenvectors.Calculus: Functions of single variable, limit, continuity and differentiability, mean value theorems, indeterminate forms; evaluation of definite and improper integrals; double and triple integrals; partial derivatives, total derivative, Taylor series (in one and two variables), maxima and minima, Fourier series; gradient, divergence and curl, vector identities, directional derivatives, line, surface and volume integrals, applications of Gauss, Stokes and Green’s theorems.

Differential equations: First order equations (linear and nonlinear); higher order linear differential equations with constant coefficients; Euler-Cauchy equation; initial and boundary value problems; Laplace transforms; solutions of heat, wave and Laplace’s equations.

Complex variables: Analytic functions; Cauchy-Riemann equations; Cauchy’s integral theorem and integral formula; Taylor and Laurent series. Probability and Statistics: Definitions of probability, sampling theorems, conditional
probability; mean, median, mode and standard deviation; random variables, binomial, Poisson and normal distributions.

Numerical Methods: Numerical solutions of linear and non-linear algebraic equations; integration by trapezoidal and Simpson’s rules; single and multi-step methods for differential equations.

Section 2: Applied Mechanics and Design

Engineering Mechanics: Free-body diagrams and equilibrium; trusses and frames; virtual work; kinematics and dynamics of particles and of rigid bodies in plane motion; impulse and momentum (linear and angular) and energy formulations,

Mechanics of Materials: Stress and strain, elastic constants, Poisson’s ratio; Mohr’s circle for plane stress and plane strain; thin cylinders; shear force and bending moment diagrams; bending and shear stresses; deflection of beams; torsion of circular shafts; Euler’s theory of columns; energy methods; thermal stresses; strain gauges and rosettes; testing of materials with universal testing machine; testing of hardness and impact strength.

Theory of Machines: Displacement, velocity and acceleration analysis of plane mechanisms; dynamic analysis of linkages; cams; gears and gear trains; flywheels and governors; balancing of reciprocating and rotating masses; gyroscope.

Vibrations: Free and forced vibration of single degree of freedom systems, effect of damping; vibration isolation; resonance; critical speeds of shafts. Machine Design: Design for static and dynamic loading; failure theories; fatigue strength and the S-N diagram; principles of the design of machine elements such as bolted, riveted and welded joints; shafts, gears, rolling and sliding contact bearings, brakes and clutches, springs.

Section 3: Fluid Mechanics and Thermal Sciences

Fluid Mechanics: Fluid properties; fluid statics, manometry, buoyancy, forces on submerged bodies, stability of floating bodies; control-volume analysis of mass, momentum and energy; fluid acceleration; differential equations of continuity and momentum; Bernoulli’s equation; dimensional analysis; viscous flow of incompressible fluids, boundary layer, elementary turbulent flow, flow through pipes, head losses in pipes, bends and fittings.

Heat-Transfer: Modes of heat transfer; one dimensional heat conduction, resistance concept and electrical analogy, heat transfer through fins; unsteady heat conduction, lumped parameter system, Heisler’s charts; thermal boundary layer, dimensionless parameters in free and forced convective heat transfer, heat transfer correlations for flow over flat plates and through pipes, effect of turbulence; heat exchanger performance, LMTD and NTU methods; radiative heat transfer, Stefan-Boltzmann law, Wien’s displacement law, black and grey surfaces, view factors,
radiation network analysis.

Thermodynamics: Thermodynamic systems and processes; properties of pure substances, behaviour of ideal and real gases; zeroth and first laws of thermodynamics, calculation of work and heat in various processes; second law of
thermodynamics; thermodynamic property charts and tables, availability and irreversibility; thermodynamic relations.

Applications: Power Engineering: Air and gas compressors; vapour and gas power cycles, concepts of regeneration and reheat. I.C. Engines: Air-standard Otto, Diesel and dual cycles. Refrigeration and air-conditioning: Vapour and gas refrigeration and heat pump cycles; properties of moist air, psychrometric chart, basic psychrometric processes. Turbomachinery: Impulse and reaction principles, velocity diagrams, Pelton-wheel, Francis and Kaplan turbines.

Section 4: Materials, Manufacturing and Industrial Engineering

Engineering Materials: Structure and properties of engineering materials, phase diagrams, heat treatment, stress-strain diagrams for engineering materials. Casting, Forming and Joining Processes: Different types of castings, design of patterns, moulds and cores; solidification and cooling; riser and gating design.

Plastic deformation and yield criteria; fundamentals of hot and cold working processes; load estimation for bulk (forging, rolling, extrusion, drawing) and sheet (shearing, deep drawing, bending) metal forming processes; principles of powder metallurgy. Principles of welding, brazing, soldering and adhesive bonding.

Machining and Machine Tool Operations: Mechanics of machining; basic machine tools; single and multi-point cutting tools, tool geometry and materials, tool life and wear; economics of machining; principles of non-traditional machining processes; principles of work holding, design of jigs and fixtures.

Metrology and Inspection: Limits, fits and tolerances; linear and angular measurements; comparators; gauge design; interferometry; form and finish measurement; alignment and testing methods; tolerance analysis in manufacturing
and assembly. Computer Integrated Manufacturing: Basic concepts of CAD/CAM and their integration tools.

Production Planning and Control: Forecasting models, aggregate production planning, scheduling, materials requirement planning. Inventory Control: Deterministic models; safety stock inventory control systems. Operations Research: Linear programming, simplex method, transportation, assignment, network flow models, simple queuing models, PERT and CPM.


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