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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

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

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.

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!).