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Wednesday, 22 October 2014

GATE 2015 Reference books and study material for Engineering Mechanics and Strength of Materials

GATE 2015 Syllabus for Engineering Mechanics

  • Free body diagrams and equilibrium
  • Trusses and frames 
  • Virtual work; 
  • Kinematics and dynamics of particles and of rigid bodies in plane motion, including impulse and momentum (linear and angular) and energy formulations,impact. 

Reference Material for Engineering Mechanics


1. A Textbook of Engineering Mechanics by R.K. Bansal ( I have used this book for GATE 2006)
2. Engineering Mechanics by S.timoshenko D.H Young (Very fundamental book)
3. Engineering Mechanics and Mechanics of Structures by M. Kothandaraman

GATE 2015 Syllabus for Strength of Materials

  • Stress and strain, 
  • Stress-strain relationship and elastic constants
  • 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
  • Strain energy methods
  • Thermal stresses
Reference Material for Strength of Materials


1. A Textbook of Strength of Materials by R.K. Bansal ( I have used this book for GATE 2006)
2.  Strength of Materials by S.timoshenko D.H Young (Very fundamental book)
3. Strength of Materials by S S Rattan


Sunday, 21 September 2014

Question paper pattern for GATE 2015 Mechanical Engineering

GATE 2015 will have following pattern of Question Paper for Mechanical Engineering section. This pattern is also applicable to all other engineering branches.

Maximum marks: Question paper is of 100 marks (maximum)

Distribution of marks:
15% - Engineering Mathematics
15% - General Aptitude
70% - Subject

Types of questions to be asked:

1. Multiple Choice Questions : Carrying 1-2 marks per question
2. Numerical Answer type Questions : One has to enter the answer by virtual keypad, as the exam will be conducted online mode only, No choices will be given for this section.

All questions can be of following nature or type/design to judge the students aptitude in engineering.

1. Recall : Based on certain laws, formulae, principles etc.
2. Comprehension : Checks the basics of engineering
3. Applications: Checks application point of view
4. Analysis and Synthesis: Excepts to analyze and synthesize the data, diagram or images given

 Marking Scheme:

1/3 negative marking for each wrong answer of 1 mark question
2/3 negative marking for each wrong answer of 2 marks question
No negative marking for numerical answer type question

Sunday, 24 August 2014

GATE 2015 examination information and details in nutshell

Your wait is over now, Here are the exam notification details about GATE 2015.

Organizing Institute: GATE 2015 is going to be organized by IIT-Kanpur.

Examination Dates:

The exam will be conducted on Saturdays and Sundays between 31 January 2015 and 14 February 2015.

Application Fees: 

For Open and OBC category: Rs. 1500/-
For all Women candidate: Rs. 750/-
For ST/SC/PH : Rs. 750/-

Online Application starts : 1st September, 2014

Last date for Application and Submission of documents online: 1st October, 2004 (No offline or hard copy submission will be accepted)

Online Application: can be made by vising any IIT website.

What's new in GATE 2015 with respect to exam? 

1. Validity of GATE score: Three years from the date of Exam (earlier it was Two years)
2. Submission of Documents: Online only.
3. Payment: Online by use of Debit/Credit cards/Net banking/e-challan or by i-collect facilities

Saturday, 21 June 2014

What is the meaning of Valid GATE Score and GATE percentile?

Normally every GATE qualified student who wish to give GATE exam, asks these type of questions,"What is the meaning of Valid GATE Score and GATE percentile? ". 

(1) What is the meaning of Valid GATE Score?

There are few confused matters about GATE score and Valid GATE score. Normally GATE score is valid for two years. Suppose you have given GATE in 2014, your GATE score (qualified) is valid for year 2014 and 2015 admission or job. 

Now, still a question, what is Valid GATE score? 

If you have obtained/secured marks equal or greater than the qualifying marks of that year's GATE exam, you are said to have valid GATE score and you are eligible to apply for job or admission into masters for year 2014 as well as that of year 2015.

For, GATE 2014, Mechanical Engineering, qualifying marks was 28.86 for General category. So, in order to be valid GATE score holder, you should have at-least 28.86 marks or greater than that (if you are General category candidate).  If you secured, less than 28.86 marks in ME for year GATE 2014, you are not qualified for Valid GATE score card. A GATE score card is valid only if you have atleast secured qualifying marks for than year (Normally organizing institute does not send score card who does not qualify!). 

Thursday, 12 June 2014

GATE 2015 exam preparation tips

Are you looking for how to prepare for GATE examination? You must apply the common experience of your seniors, teachers and parents to get idea about what should and what should not prepare for GATE.
Normally students believe that if they attempt all the questions, they might get maximum score but they should kept in mind that GATE exam keep negative marking for each wrong answer and deducts about 25% of the total marks allotted to that question to which you gave wrong answer. Follow the GATE tips and get good score.

Monday, 20 January 2014

Free GATE study material related to applied mechanics and design

As, GATE 2014 syllabus contains following major subjects which are classified into four groups.
  1. Engineering Mathematics
  2. Applied Mechanics and Design
  3. Fluid Mechanics and Thermal Science
  4. Manufacturing and Industrial Engineering
Click on each name of the subject and download appropriate e book to get the study material. Print each book having same content which is given in GATE Mechanical Engineering syllabus. There is no need to print complete book but part of it which is common in GATE syllabus of appropriate part. 

Thursday, 2 January 2014

GATE Previous Year Old Qestion Papers (Free Download)

This article gives you an opportunity to have a look at GATE  Previous Year Old Qestion Papers of Mechanical Engineering which can be freely downloadable here.  I want to thank gateforum and educationobserver for getting free questions papers related to previous GATE exams.

  • You can get higher marks by doing smart preparation which starts from solving previous GATE exam question papers. You can even start preparation from any year of graduation, first, second, pre-final or final year

  • Download the papers, look for the new GATE 2014 syllabus contents and write down topic name only in one separate note for each subject. 

    Now take each subject and prepare each one by one. Pay attention to those topics which are not familiar to you and leave those topics which you already know, So you can save your precious time while doing GATE preparation effectively. Once you get all the papers and classification of each topic as per the subject, you can see the percentage weightage of that subject in GATE Mechanical. Thus, you need to do some research to get into which is most important subject or topic for GATE mechanical engineering.