GATE Syllabus is set by the organizing authority of the examination. There are 23 papers in GATE exam. Participants are advised to go via the clear syllabus, before start preparation for the exam. GATE 2018 is held by Indian Institute of Technology, Guwahati. The syllabus of each paper is different.
Via GATE mechanical engineering exam aspirant will be able to take admission in Mechanical Engineering Post Graduate courses. Also, they can get jobs in different PSUs based on GATE score.
Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering (GATE) is a national level test organizeed for admission to M.tech and Ph.D. courses. The exam is held in online method (Computer Based Test) in multiple shifts.
GATE paper is divided into three sections i.e. General Aptitude, Engineering Mathematics, and the Qualifying Degree i.e. Mechanical Engineering section. There is a section for Numerical Response Type (NAT) also where the aspirant has to enter numerical values using the virtual keyboard.
Numerical Response Type section and Engineering Mathematics section are comprised to test aspirant’s ability to understand and solve complex engineering mathematical problems and their applications.
Engineering Mathematics syllabus is structured to test student’s mathematical concept and his/her ability to solve mathematical problems.
Applied Mechanics and Design syllabus comprise the concept of mechanics and its application to complex situation and problems.
|Theory of Machines|
|Mechanics of Materials|
|Metrology and Inspection|
|Casting, Forming and Joining Procedures|
|Computer Integrated Manufacturing|
Here we are giving the list of important topics that must be considered by the aspirants and it will help them to plan out their Preparation strategy.
|Topics||Excepted No. of questions||Expected Marks|
|Mechanics of Material||7||11|
|Theory of Machines||5||8|
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It is good to join a coaching centre for the preparation of GATE it will definitely help to attain good marks in the examination and aspirants will get a proper guidance by the experienced and trained teachers and they will be able to save their precious time from wastage.
Here is a list of top ranking coaching centre across the country.
|ACE Engineering Academy||Bangalore||4 Stars|
|Trump and Gates||New Delhi||4.1 Stars|
|GATE Forum||Chennai||4.2 Stars|
|Vani Institute of Engineering & Technology||Chennai||4.6 Stars|
|IMS Guwahati||Guwahati||4.9 Stars|
|New Cambridge College||Chandigarh||4.9 Stars|
|Let’s Talk Academy||Jaipur||5 Stars|
Here is the list of important books for preparation of mechanical engineering paper.
|Books Name||Author Name|
|Strength Of Materials||SS Rattan|
|Theory Of Machines||RS Khurmi|
|Mechanical Vibration||GK Grover|
|Design Of Machine Elements||VB Bhandari|
|Fluid Mechanics||RK Bansal|
|Engineering Thermodynamics||Cengel & Boles|
|Internal Combustion Engine||V Ganesan|
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These days there are many websites available online that offers online tutorials and web study material for the preparation of GATE. To name a few NPTEL is among the top-ranked website that provides courses for GATE Preparation. These websites have lectures organizeed by the highly experienced and trained professors from the most reputed institutes in the country.
Many coaching institutes offer hand-made study material for the preparation of GATE and these hand-made study materials are available in both online and offline mode. Aspirants may get these handy notes from the coaching centres by joining them or may even get it online also.
Many websites offer hand-made study material online in the pdf form for free. Aspirants have to visit the sites and download the notes of their respective degree courses and use it for preparation.
Aspirants can also download earlier year papers and sample papers from the official website.
GATE is all about time management as the period of the examination is less compared to the number of questions to be attempted. It is very important for the aspirants to prepare a schedule so that they can cover every topic on time with any delay or confusion. Here we are providing a proper preparation schedule for GATE 2018 to help the aspirants with their preparation scheme.
Engineering Mechanics (3 days)
This section holds 6-7 marks of the paper hence aspirants are advised to give their time on the following topics:
Mechanics of Material (5 days)
This section includes 6-7 marks and questions are mostly from these topics SF & BM, Deflections, Stress and strain, Concepts, Bending stress, General Theories of Failure and Mohr's Circle.
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Machine Design (2 days)
Machine Design holds 5-6 marks in total and the important topics that must be considered while preparing this subject are Failure Theories, Design of gears and bearings, Joints, Fatigue Strength and the S-N Diagram.
Theory of Machines (9 days)
This section accounts for 10-12 marks in total and cover topics such as Flywheel, Linkages, Gear train, Inversions of single and double slider crank, Free damped vibrations, Linear Vibration Analysis of Mechanical systems, D.O.F. of Mechanisms and Finding Natural Frequencies (Underdamped, Critically Damped, Over damped).
Heat Transfer (2 days)
This section accounts for 4-5 marks and questions are generally from topics such as Shape factor in radiation Organization, Critical thickness, Problem in Heat exchangers like NTU and numbers in convection like Pr No, Gr No, Re No, etc.
Fluid Mechanics (12 days)
This section holds 12-13 marks of the question paper and has questions from these topics: Pump Parameters, Bernoulli’s Law, Simple & Differential Piezometer, Velocity potential, Reynolds’s no. Calculation, Hydraulic Power, Nozzle Velocity of Turbines, Flow via Pipes and Boundary layer theory.
Manufacturing Engineering (13 days)
This section is the most time-consuming and holds 11-14 marks of the total marks. Questions are basically from the topics such as Orthogonal cutting, Casting types and design of castings, Riser and Gate design of casting, Tool life equation, Resistance welding and Problems on welding.
Industrial Engineering (10 days)
Industrial Engineering section of the paper accounts for 9-10 marks and have questions mostly from the topics such as EOQ problems, CPM, PERT, Queuing theory, Work Study And Measurement, Scheduling And Johnson's Rule Time Study, Inventory control, and Poisson’s Arrivals & Departures.
Thermodynamics (9 days)
Thermodynamics consist of 12-15 marks and therefore it is essential to prepare this section very strongly to score high in the examination. The important topics of this section are Otto, Dual cycle, Laws of Thermodynamics, Turbines, Problems on Diesel, Detonation and Knocking, Turbomachinery, Entropy and Properties Of Pure Substances.
Mathematics (13 days)
This section of the paper contains the maximum number of questions and holds maximum marks hence it is necessary to give more time and attention to this section.
General Aptitude (13 days)
General Aptitude section of the paper consist 10 questions of 15 marks and are easy to score and attempt if exercised properly.
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Check the expected cut off of IITs for mechanical engineering from the table given below:
|IIT Roorkee||1736 (Closing Rank)|
|IIT Kharagpur||840 GATE Score|
|IIT BHU||752 GATE Score|
|IIT Bombay||600 GATE Score|
|IIT Gandhinagar||400 GATE Score|
|IIT Madras||798 GATE Score|
Here is the list of PSUs which hires the Mechanical Engineer graduate via GATE 2017 score:
|BPCL||INR 24900 – 50500/- per month|
|MDL||INR 5.98-14.77 lakh per annum|
|IOCL||INR 11.25 lakhs per annum|
|GAIL||INR 24900 -50500/- per month|
|BHEL||INR 20600- 46500/- per month|
|NCPIL||INR 15600-39100/- per month|
|HPCL||INR 24900-50,500/-per month|
|NTPC||INR 24900-50,500/-per month|
|OIL||INR 24900-50,500/-per month|
|CEL||INR 6.5 lakh per annum|