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Tuesday, 15 September 2015

GATE 2021 exam preparation tips

Are you looking for how to prepare for the GATE examination? You must follow and apply the common experience of your seniors and teachers to get an idea about what should and what should not prepare for GATE.

Normally students believe that if they attempt all the questions, they might get a maximum score but they should keep in mind that the GATE exam keeps negative marking for each wrong answer and deducts about 33.33 % of the total marks allotted to that question to which you gave the wrong answer. Follow the GATE tips and get a good score.

Wednesday, 2 September 2015

Important topics in GATE 2019 : Mechanical Engineering Part-2

  1. Specific speeds of pumps and turbines (Fluid machines)
  2. Unit speeds of pumps and turbines (Fluid machines)
  3. Thermal efficiency (Thermodynamics, Power Plant)
  4. Heat transfer from fin, insulated tips (Heat transfer)
  5. COP of refrigeration and heat pump (Refrigeration)
  6. Deformation (Strength of Materials)
  7. Instantaneous center (Theory of machines)
  8. Spherical roller bearing ( Machine Design)
  9. Fatigue strength ( Machine Design)
  10. Iron-carbon diagram (Metallurgy)
  11. Casting types and design of castings (Manufacturing)
  12. Type of non-conventional processes (Manufacturing)
  13. Pitot tubes, Mcloyed gauge, planimeter, LVDT (Measurement systems)
  14. Unit speed of turbines(Fluid machines)
  15. Bernoulli's equation (Fluid mechanics)
Also read,

Important topics in GATE: Mechanical engineering Part-1

Important topics in GATE 2019 : Mechanical Engineering Part-3

Important topics in GATE: Mechanical engineering Part-1
  1. DC/AC welding, straight and reverse polarity (Welding Technology - manufacturing)
  2. Shaft and hole, tolerance and interference (Machine Design)
  3. Milling table speed, turning and drilling speed, feed rate ( manufacturing)
  4. Centrifugal casting (manufacturing)
  5. NC machines (manufacturing)
  6. Gas turbine cycles, reheating processes (Power plant engineering)
  7. Regeneration and co-generation (Power plant engineering)
  8. Properties of Refrigerant (Refrigeration)
  9. Radiative heat transfer, Stefan Boltzmann constant. (Heat and mass transfer)
  10. Equivalent evaporation of boiler and enthalpy of evaporation (Power plant engineering)
  11. Cavitation and vapor pressure (Thermodynamics-Fluid mechanics)
  12. Mohr’s circle radius (Strength of Materials)
  13. Strain energy due to bending (Strength of Materials)
  14. No of degree of freedom (Theory of Machines)
  15. Soderberg equation (Machine Design)

Important topics in GATE: Mechanical engineering Part-2

Tuesday, 1 September 2015

Important topics in GATE 2019 : Mechanical Engineering Part-1

 The following topics are important from the exam point of view. The word given in bracket suggests the subject of that topic.

  1. Carburization (Metallurgy)
  2. Shear force in riveted joint (Machine Design)
  3. Current requirement in spot welding (Joining method)
  4. Sheet metal working (Joining method)
  5. Low carbon steel (Metallurgy)
  6. Rake angle’s effect (Theory of metal cutting)
  7. Mean friction angle (Theory of metal cutting)
  8. Tool geometry, Tool signature (Theory of metal cutting)
  9. Single cutting point tool (Theory of metal cutting)
  10. ECM electrodes (Modern machining methods)
  11. Point to point cutting NC system (CAD/CAM)
  12. Boiler rating (Power plant application)
  13. Steam and vapor cycle, Rankine cycle (Power plant application)
  14. Brake thermal efficiency (Thermodynamics)
  15. Diffuser, super and subsonic diffuser geometry (Turbomachinery)
 Important topics in GATE: Mechanical Engineering Part-3

Wednesday, 22 October 2014

GATE 2019 Reference books and study material for Engineering Mechanics and Strength of Materials

GATE 2019 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 2018 Mechanical Engineering

GATE 2018 will have the 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