Section 1: Engineering Mathematics

 Linear Algebra: Matrix algebra, systems of linear equations, eigenvalues and eigenvectors.

 Calculus: Functions of single variable, limit, continuity and differentiability, mean value theorems, indeterminate forms; evaluation of definite and improper integrals; double and triple integrals; partial derivatives, total derivative, Taylor series (in one and two variables), maxima and minima, Fourier series; gradient, divergence and curl, vector identities, directional derivatives, line, surface and volume integrals, applications of Gauss, Stokes and Green’s theorems.

Differential equations: First order equations (linear and nonlinear); higher order linear differential equations with constant coefficients; Euler-Cauchy equation; initial and boundary value problems; Laplace transforms; solutions of heat, wave and Laplace's equations.

Complex variables: Analytic functions; Cauchy-Riemann equations; Cauchy’s integral theorem and integral formula; Taylor and Laurent series.

Probability and Statistics: Definitions of probability, sampling theorems, conditional probability; mean, median, mode and standard deviation; random variables, binomial, Poisson and normal distributions.

 Numerical Methods: Numerical solutions of linear and non-linear algebraic equations; integration by trapezoidal and Simpson’s rules; single and multi-step methods for differential equations.

Mechanical Engineering

 Section 2: Applied Mechanics and Design

Engineering Mechanics: Free-body diagrams and equilibrium; trusses and frames; virtual work; kinematics and dynamics of particles and of rigid bodies in plane motion; impulse and momentum (linear and angular) and energy formulations, collisions.

Mechanics of Materials: Stress and strain, elastic constants, Poisson's ratio; 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; energy methods; thermal stresses; strain gauges and rosettes; testing of materials with universal testing machine; testing of hardness and impact strength.

Theory of Machines: Displacement, velocity and acceleration analysis of plane mechanisms; dynamic analysis of linkages; cams; gears and gear trains; flywheels and governors; balancing of reciprocating and rotating masses; gyroscope.

Vibrations: Free and forced vibration of single degree of freedom systems, effect of damping; vibration isolation; resonance; critical speeds of shafts.

Machine Design: Design for static and dynamic loading; failure theories; fatigue strength and the S-N diagram; principles of the design of machine elements such as bolted, riveted and welded joints; shafts, gears, rolling and sliding contact bearings, brakes and clutches, springs.

Section 3: Fluid Mechanics and Thermal Sciences

 Fluid Mechanics: Fluid properties; fluid statics, manometry, buoyancy, forces on submerged bodies, stability of floating bodies; control-volume analysis of mass, momentum and energy; fluid acceleration; differential equations of continuity and momentum; Bernoulli’s equation; dimensional analysis; viscous flow of incompressible fluids, boundary layer, elementary turbulent flow, flow through pipes, head losses in pipes, bends and fittings.

Heat-Transfer: Modes of heat transfer; one dimensional heat conduction, resistance concept and electrical analogy, heat transfer through fins; unsteady heat conduction, lumped parameter system, Heisler's charts; thermal boundary layer, dimensionless parameters in free and forced convective heat transfer, heat transfer correlations for flow over flat plates and through pipes, effect of turbulence; heat exchanger performance, LMTD and NTU methods; radiative heat transfer, StefanBoltzmann law, Wien's displacement law, black and grey surfaces, view factors, radiation network analysis.

Thermodynamics: Thermodynamic systems and processes; properties of pure substances, behaviour of ideal and real gases; zeroth and first laws of thermodynamics, calculation of work and heat in various processes; second law of thermodynamics; thermodynamic property charts and tables, availability and irreversibility; thermodynamic relations.

 Applications: Power Engineering: Air and gas compressors; vapour and gas power cycles, concepts of regeneration and reheat. I.C. Engines: Air-standard Otto, Diesel and dual cycles. Refrigeration and air-conditioning: Vapour and gas refrigeration and heat pump cycles; properties of moist air, psychrometric chart, basic psychrometric processes. Turbomachinery: Impulse and reaction principles, velocity diagrams, Pelton-wheel, Francis and Kaplan turbines.

 Section 4: Materials, Manufacturing and Industrial Engineering

 Engineering Materials: Structure and properties of engineering materials, phase diagrams, heat treatment, stress-strain diagrams for engineering materials.

Casting, Forming and Joining Processes: Different types of castings, design of patterns, moulds and cores; solidification and cooling; riser and gating design. Plastic deformation and yield criteria; fundamentals of hot and cold working processes; load estimation for bulk (forging, rolling, extrusion, drawing) and sheet (shearing, deep drawing, bending) metal forming processes; principles of powder metallurgy. Principles of welding, brazing, soldering and adhesive bonding.

Machining and Machine Tool Operations: Mechanics of machining; basic machine tools; single and multi-point cutting tools, tool geometry and materials, tool life and wear; economics of machining; principles of non-traditional machining processes; principles of work holding, design of jigs and fixtures.

Metrology and Inspection: Limits, fits and tolerances; linear and angular measurements; comparators; gauge design; interferometry; form and finish measurement; alignment and testing methods; tolerance analysis in manufacturing and assembly.

Computer Integrated Manufacturing: Basic concepts of CAD/CAM and their integration tools.

Production Planning and Control: Forecasting models, aggregate production planning, scheduling, materials requirement planning.

Inventory Control: Deterministic models; safety stock inventory control systems.

Operations Research: Linear programming, simplex method, transportation, assignment, network flow models, simple queuing models, PERT and CPM.


GATE 2016 Mechanical Engineering Category-wise Cut-off


Paper Code Branch Qualifying marks (General) Qualifying Marks(OBCNCL) Qualifying Marks(SC/ST/PwD)
ME Mechanical Engineering 26.6 29.6 19







GATE 2015 Mechanical Engineering Section-wise Marks Distribution

GATE 2015 

  Paper-I Paper-II Paper-III


1 Mark 2 Mark 1 Mark 2 Mark 1 Mark 2 Mark
Engineering mathematics 5 5 5 4 5 4
Engineering Mechanics 2 2 0 1 1 2
Strength of Materials 3 2 3 5 1 3
Design of Machine Elements 0 2 2 2 1 2
Theory of Machines 1 1 1 2 2 2
Vibrations 1 2 2 1 2 2
Fluid Mechanics 3 5 3 2 3 2
Thermal Science 4 3 3 4 2 3
Heat Transfer 0 1 1 2 2 2
Manufacturing Science 3 4 2 5 4 5
Industrial Engineering 3 3 3 2 2 3
General Aptitude 5 5 5 5 5 5
Total Questions 30 35 30 35 30


Marks 1x30=30 2x35=70 1x30=30 2x35=70 1x30=30 2x35=70
Total Marks 30+70=100 30+70=100 30+70=100


 GATE 2014 Mechanical Engineering Section-wise Marks Distribution


GATE 2014

Total Marks-100 Paper-1 Paper-2 Paper-3 Paper-4
  1 Mark 2 Marks 1 Mark 2 Marks 1 Mark 2 Marks 1 Mark 2 Marks
Engineering Mathematics 5 4 5 4 5 4 5 4
Mechanics 1 2 1 1 1 1 1 4
Strength of Materials 1 4 3 2 2 2 2 2
Design of Machine Elements 0 1 1 3 2 0 1 2
Theory of Machines 2 3 1 4 1 5 1 2
Vibrations 2 1 1 1 1 2 1 1
Fluid Mechanics 1 4 2 3 1 3 2 2
Thermal Science 3 4 2 3 4 3 2 4
Heat Transfer 2 2 2 3 1 3 2 3
Manufacturing Science 4 3 3 3 5 3 6 3
Industrial Engineering 4 2 4 3 2 4 2 3
General Aptitude 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5
Total No. of Questions 30 35 30 35 30 35 30 35
Marks 1x30=30 2x35=70 1x30=30 2x35=70 1x30=30 2x35=70 1x30=30 2x35=70
Total Marks 30+70=100 30+70=100 30+70=100 30+70=100
Numerical Answer Type Questions 2 23 6 20 9 16 9 17


 GATE 2013 to GATE 2011 Mechanical Engineering Section-wise Marks Distribution

GATE 2013GATE 2012 GATE 2011
Section No.of Questions Marks No.of Questions Marks No.of Questions Marks
Engineering Mathematics 10 15 10 15 9 13
Engineering Mechanics 1 2 3 5 2 3
Strength of Materials 5 6 4 7 8 12
Design of Machine Elements 5 8 4 5 4 7
Theory of Machines and Vibrations 5 8 5 8 2 4
Fluid Mechanics 4 6 3 5 2 3
Thermal Science 6 10 8 13 12 20
Heat Transfer 6 10 4 6 3 5

Climbin Strategy







TOTAL FEE (Rs) = 1200 /- (For All Tests)

To pay for all tests click only on any one paid test on test series page  .

Test-1 Engineering Materials-1 ME-01 Live



=  1500 /-         1200 /-  

Click on any paid test to pay for full test series


Test-2 Engineering Materials-2 ME-02 Live
Test-3 Engineering materials-3 ME-03 Live
Test-4 Thermodynamics-1 ME-04 Live
Test-5 Thermodynamics-2 ME-05 Live
Test-6 Thermodynamics-3 ME-06 Live
Test-7 Thermodynamics-4 ME-07 Live
Test-8 Heat Transfer-1 ME-08 Live
Test-9 Heat Transfer-2 ME-09 Live
Test-10 Heat Transfer-3 ME-10 Live
Test-11 Fluid Mechanics-1 ME-11 Live
Test-12 Fluid Mechanics-2 ME-12 Live
Test-13 Fluid Mechanics-3 ME-13 Live
Test-14 Fluid Mechanics-4 ME-14 Live
Test-15 Machining and Machine Tool Operations-1 ME-15 Live
Test-16 Machining and Machine Tool Operations-2 ME-16 Live
Test-17 Machining and Machine Tool Operations-3 ME-17 Live
Test-18 Machining and Machine Tool Operations-4 ME-18 Live
Test-19 Machining and Machine Tool Operations-5 ME-19 Live
Test-20 Machining and Machine Tool Operations-6 ME-20 Live
Test-21 Casting ,Forming and Joining Processes-1 ME-21 Live
Test-22 Casting ,Forming and Joining Processes-2 ME-22 Live
Test-23 Casting ,Forming and Joining Processes-3 ME-23 Live
Test-24 Casting ,Forming and Joining Processes-4 ME-24 Live
Test-25 Casting ,Forming and Joining Processes-5 ME-25 Live
Test-26 Engineering Mechanics-1 ME-26 Live
Test-27 Mechanical Engineering Mock Test-1 ME-27 Live
Test-28 Engineering Mechanics-2 ME-28 Live
Test-29 Strength of Materials ME-29 SEP-16
Test-30 Theory of machines ME-30 OCT-16
Test-31 Design of machine Elements ME-31 OCT-16
Test-32 Vibrations ME-32 NOV-16
Test-33 Computer integrated Manufacturing ME-33 DEC-16
Test-34 Production Planning and Control ME-34 DEC-16
Test-35 Inventory Control ME-35 JAN-16
Test-36 Operations Research ME-36 JAN-16
Test-37 Full Syllabus Mock Test-1 MOCK-1 OCT-16
Test-38 Full Syllabus Mock Test-2 MOCK-2 NOV-16
Test-39 Full Syllabus Mock Test-3 MOCK-3 DEC-16
Test-40 Full Syllabus Mock Test-4 MOCK-4 JAN-17


Important Dates