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GATE 2016 Reference books and study material for Engineering Mechanics and Strength of Materials

GATE 2016 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 2016 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


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