GATE 2021 Preparation tips for Mechanical Engineering (ME)
GATE 2021 Preparation tips for Mechanical Engineering - Aspirants preparing for GATE 2021 for Mechanical Engineering might be a bit stressed out thinking about how to prepare for the exam which involves so much of competition. They must be looking for some good preparation tips for GATE for Mechanical Engineering. To help them ease their stress Careers360 have come up with Mechanical Engineering preparation tips for GATE 2021 which are penned down in the article below. With almost a year left for the next attempt of GATE, candidates have an ample amount of time to prepare well. Read the article to know various preparation tips, important topics, exam syllabus, recommended books and preparation strategy for GATE Mechanical Engineering preparation.
IIT Bombay will conduct GATE 2021 to screen the candidates either to offer admission into M.E./M.Tech/PhD at the IITs, NITS, IIITs and CFTIs or to recruit them in PSUs, provide fellowship or make them eligible for admission across the border.
GATE 2021 Exam
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GATE Preparation for Mechanical Engineering
Aspirants willing to work hard and study well might be stuck with a question “How to prepare for GATE Mechanical Engineering?”. To provide answers to this question, various preparation tips covering the syllabus, books, and other strategies are mentioned below.
Make a schedule - The first step towards planning a preparation strategy is to make a schedule of what topics to cover and when to cover. The next important and difficult step is to stick to that schedule which requires a huge amount of motivation and dedication. Ensure that the schedule prepares includes a little bit of play (relaxation time) rather than having all work.
Get familiar with the syllabus - Go through the syllabus before starting with your preparation to get a better understanding of how to proceed with the preparation. The syllabus of the previous year is mentioned in the table below:
Applied Mechanics and Design
Fluid Mechanics & Thermal Sciences
Materials, Manufacturing & Industrial Engineering
Refer to the important books - After getting familiar with the syllabus for Mechanical Engineering, go through the list of the recommended books for better preparation. A list of important topics and books is mentioned below:
Emphasis should be on
Design of Machine Elements
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, Spur Gears, Rolling And Sliding Contact Bearings, Brakes And Clutches.
Machine design - V.B. Bhandari
Resolving Forces, Equilibrium, Equilibrium And Truss
Engineering Mechanics by Bhavikatti
Engineering Mechanics by Beer and Johnston,
Engineering Mechanics by R K Rajput
Simple & Differential Piezometer, Pressure Column Height Calculation, Reynold’s No. Calculation, Hydraulic Power, Nozzle Velocity Etc. Of Turbines, Bernoulli’s Law (Simple Problems), Tapered Sections, Pump Parameters (Speed, Power, Discharge), Force Calculation,
Fluid Mechanics by R K Bansal
Fluid & Hydraulics - Modi and seth
Convection, Conduction, Radiation, Efficiency Calculation, Heat Exchanger (Parallel & Counter Flow) Outlet Temp. Calculation, Biot Number, Prandtl Number, LMTD, Heat Transfer Through Slabs, Shells, Cylinders, Condenser,
Heat and Mass Transfer by J P Hollman and R C Sachdeva
Heat Transfer by Cengel and Holman
Forecasting Model, CPM, PERT, Work Study And Measurement, Scheduling And Johnson's Rule Time Study, EOQ, Standard Time, Demand, Poisson’s Arrivals & Departures , LPP Problems (Graphical Queuing Model, Break Even Analysis
Industrial Engineering by O P Khanna, Buffa and Sarin
Machining (Milling, Drilling, EDM, ECM) Tool Geometry, Punching, Blanking, Force; Conceptual & Theoretical Questions; Orthogonal Machining , Heat & Power Required In Welding, Transformations (Rotations, Scaling Etc.), Solidification Time, CNC Machine G Codes And M Codes , Sheet Metal, Various Types Of Fits,
Production Technology: Manufacturing Processes, Technology and Automation by R.K. Jain
Strength of Materials
Principe stress and strain
BMD and SFD , Macaulay’s theorem (slope & deflection), Thin Pressure Vessels, Problems On Various Theories Of Failure , Torques, And Bending Moment Calculation,
Strength of Materials - Gere & Timoshenko
Strength of Materials
Concepts, Generally Theories Of Failure, Mohr's Circle
Strength of Materials by Gere and Timoshenko, B C Unamia, Sadhu Singh, Ramamrutham
Rankine Cycle, Brayton Cycle, Regeneration in steam cycles, and other cycles, T-S diagrams, P-V diagrams, enthalpy calculations, C.O.P. parameters of I.C. Engine, DBT, WBT, Relations (Otto ,Diesel Cycles), Exit Temperature In Various Stages Of Cycles , Pressure Of Nozzle, Compressor Work Calculations, Work Done,
Engineering Thermodynamics by P.K. Nag
Cycles, Turbines, Refrigeration, Work & Heat
First Law Of Thermodynamics,
Second Law Of Thermodynamics,
Entropy, Properties Of Pure Substances
Engineering Thermodynamics by P K Nag and Rajput
Thermodynamics by Cengel.
Theory of Machines
Mechanism, Gear train, Flywheel, Linear Vibration Analysis of Mechanical systems (Goodman or Soderberg or Gerber Criteria), , torsion, strain energy, S-N curve, Degrees Of Freedom, Instantaneous Centre Method, Clutch Power, Brake Power, Belt Drive, D.O.F. Of Mechanisms, Simple Gearing Ratio Spur Gears, Type Of Mechanism Simple Spur Gear Main, Quick Return Mechanism, Mobility
Theory of machines by Ratan
Single D.O.F , Finding Natural Frequencies (Underdamped, Critically Damped, Overdamped)
Practise Mock Tests- Practise the questions by attempting the mock tests. You can also go through the sample papers and previous years’ question papers for more practise. Practising will help to figure out the strengths and weaknesses so that you can work on them to boost up the preparation.
Revise all the concepts- Revision and more revision will make your preparation better. Keep revising all the concepts and important topics and questions. Make handy notes for the last minute revision.
Time Management - Studying every topic well is important but is not enough. Time management skills are required to implement the learnt knowledge well in the exam to score better.
Relax and give your best - Try to give your best while preparing as well as while attempting the exam but don’t stress yourself much. Keep calm and relax. Stressing out will make it worse. Try to stay calm for a better attempt at the paper.
Questions related to GATE
i currently doing my b.tech from bihar engineering college, in Electrical branch, i want to prepare for gate 2024 what should i do and dont ?
That's actually great knowing that you have ample time to prepare for the exam. 3 years of dedicated & consistent practice will yield will very good results. I appreciate your thought about the same.
Firstly, download the syllabus of your stream from the official site of GATE. After that interact with students from your vicinity & in your circle if anyone is preparing for the same. You can also watch YT videos for getting more information about your particular stream. Kindly be known of what is expected of you & what you need to do everyday. Enjoy the learning process & you'll absolutely enjoy to solve the application problems of the exam. Understand the basic concepts of your stream & read them thoroughly. This will help you understand the concept. Be in touch with the subjects, prepare small notes for whatever you are learning. By this, you can do revision & will not forget easily. Solve problems & get on test series later in your final year. Be consistent & prepare well for the same.
is there any negative matk availablr for gate exam??
Yes there are negative marking in gate. This year GATE exam paper will have three different types of question pattern. There will be Multiple choice question (MCQs) where you will have four options and only one is correct. Then you have fill the blank type where you won't have any options you need to solve the question and put the obtained value in the blank and the final question type which is added this year is the Multiple selection questions (MSQs) where you will have four options and more than one can be correct you will need to choose the right option and in such questions if you do not select all the right options then you will be awarded zero marks. There are no partial markings for such questions but the good news is that there are not negative marking for Multiple selection questions (MSQs) and fill the blank type. Only the MCQs will have negative marking for 1 mark questions 1/3 mark will be deducted every wrong answer and for 2 mark questions 2/3 mark will be deducted for every incorrect response.
How to clear GATE Exam in Computer science
Hope you are doing good.
Below I have provided some tips for preparing for the GATE examination:
The most important thing that has to be done first is to understand the exam pattern, the dates and the syllabus . This helps you to understand which topics you will have to spend more time on and plan your timetable accordingly. Below I have shared a link where you can find the syllabus and the weightage: https://engineering.careers360.com/articles/gate-syllabus
Once you get to know about the syllabus and the dates, now you can set a timetable. You can decide how many days or hours you will be keeping for each subjects, revision and to practice previous year papers and mock tests. Manage time in a way that you spend enough time on difficult topics and also ensure that you have ample time for revision and practice.
Another important thing to keep in mind is to find the correct books for you . Some books may be hard to follow, so try to get materials that are written in a student friendly language. Below I have given a link where you can find details about the best study materials for the Computer Science branch:
While studying the subjects make sure you keep note of important points and equations in a separate book . This will come in handy at the time of revision.
Once you are done studying the subjects start revising and doing previous year papers and mock question papers on a daily basis . This helps you to recollect the formulas, gives you an idea on where you have to improve and will also help you to manage time better. Make it a point to solve atleast one paper every day during the month you have kept apart for revision and practicing question papers.
Below I have shared a link where you can get the previous years question papers for various streams:
- Another important thing is that don’t study anything new at the last minute and this can create confusions.
NEVER TAKE YOUR HEALTH FOR GRANTED . Get proper sleep, eat healthy food and keep your self hydrated. Ensure that you do not stress your self too much and give enough time to relax and take breaks. Always remember that if you are stressed out then take a break as it would not bring out any good results when you put yourself in more stress.
Finally, on the day of the exam relax and don’t get tensed. Keep your mind clear and give the exam. You will surely be able to do well.
Following these and being completely dedicated to this, I am sure you will be able to clear the GATE examination.
Hope this was useful.
i am completed my bsc in biotechnology and now i pursuing msc in food technology can i elegible for gate biotechnology entrance test.
Let me clear this to you.Bsc (3 year) student are not eligible for Gate .The eligibility for giving gate examination is that you must have pursued 4 years qualifying degree after 10+2 level.However Bsc degree holder in engineering,technology etc who have 4 years of study are eligible for Gate however.
Hope it helps!!
In the CS 2021 GATE syllabus, only the word integration is mentioned. So, do we just have to consider only Definite and Indefinite integrals or we should be studying on multiple integrals and gamma / beta integration too just like the ECE syllabus ?
Yes, you have to study the whole Integration as like ECE or EE or CH or CE or ME branches.
The word integration doesn't means that it will only come as indefinite or definite integration. You have to study all the sub topics, like single integration, double integration, triple integration, gamma or beta function, Euler's formula, wallis theorem, etc.
You can check out the cse previous years question papers for the detailed topic wise distribution.
Because in the syllabus it is not mentioned topics wise, but if you see the previous years question papers, then you would get all sorts of questions based on integration.