What are the Best Books for GATE ME?
Saakshi Lama, 10 Feb 2019, #GATE
Admissions Open Now
Banasthali Vidyapith
SRM Institute of Science and Technology M.Tech Admissions

What are the Best Books for GATE ME? - One of the most essential parts during the preparation of any examination are books. Checking and referring to the correct books will give more leverage to the candidates as they will have more in-depth knowledge about the concepts and topics that had to be studied for GATE Mechanical Engineering (ME) examination. Careers360 has compiled the list of what are the best books for GATE ME to give the candidates a boosted advantage. Along with the best books for GATE ME, the important chapters and topics have also been provided. Candidates can also check the GATE preparation process. Read the full article to know more information about What are the best books for GATE ME.
Latest: GATE 2019 examination is now over

GATE 2019 was conducted on February 2, 3, 9 & 10, 2019. Registrations for GATE 2019 had started on August 31, 2018. 

GATE 2019 College & PSU Predictor

Know your chances of getting into Colleges or PSUs as per your GATE Score.

Predict Now

Preparation Tips for GATE ME 

Before commencing their preparation for GATE 2019, it is important to start off on a good note. The candidates should plan out their study pattern while keeping in mind all the important things that should be noted. With a good planning, the candidates will be able to smoothly process with the preparation and have higher chances of scoring well in the examination.

Admissions Open Now
Manav Rachna International Institute of Research and Studies
Admissions 2019 Open at MRIIRS | Best education Brands'17 | Scholarships Available
Banasthali Vidyapith
Admissions 2019-20 open | NAAC A Grade | QS 4 Star | Approved by UGC
  • Check your Syllabus – One of the first things the candidates are advised to do is to check the syllabus of GATE Mechanical Engineering (ME). By knowing the syllabus, the candidates will be able to refer to all the topics and chapters which has to be studied for the examination. This will allow the candidates to separate and prepare accordingly.

  • Create a Perfect Schedule – After checking the syllabus, the candidates are advised to create a schedule to match their preparation. The topics and chapters have to be proportionally divided while keeping aside time for revision and mock tests. Some amount of time also has to be given for breaks.

  • Revision is the Key to Success – One of the most important things to do during preparation is to revise. Through revision, the candidates will be able to remember all of the important things that have to be studied. This will also refresh the candidates about the concepts and chapters they had earlier studied.

  • Attempt and Solve Mock Tests and Sample Papers – This is perhaps one of the most commonly used yet effective method of preparation. By solving GATE mock tests and sample papers, the candidates will be able to apply their studied concepts practically. This will also allow the candidates to learn from their errors and time management.

What are the Best Books for GATE ME? 

During preparation, one of the essential things to do is to refer to various books to learn more. By checking out more books, the candidates will be able to strengthen their preparation process. The following table provides the candidates with the important topics, sections and books to refer. 

Best Books for GATE Mechanical Engineering 



Concepts to Emphasize 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


Engineering Mechanics

Resolving Forces, Equilibrium, Equilibrium And Truss

Engineering Mechanics by Bhavikatti

Engineering Mechanics by Beer and Johnston,

Engineering Mechanics by R K Rajput


Fluid Mechanics

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


Heat Transfer

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


Industrial Engineering

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


Manufacturing Engineering

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


Thermal Science

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


Thermo Dynamics

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)

Mechanical Vibration by Grover

Sample Papers of GATE ME

To attempt the mock test of GATE ME – Click Here           

College Applications 2019

SRM Institute of Science and T..
MIT World Peace University M.T..
Manav Rachna International Ins..
Manipal Academy of Higher Educ..
Lovely Professional University..
View All Application Forms

More like GATE

Questions related to GATE

Dear experts,we are constantly hearing that AAI will recruit through GATE2019.can you plz share source of this info? Is it by RTI?

4 Hours ago

Yes, dear, this information is correct, AAI will release the application form through GATE 2019 tentatively in the first week of April. Candidate c...

Gate marks 30, gate score 352, btech 8.0 any chance of iit or nit?

5 Hours ago

Dear Gaurav, To predict your college with your marks and rank will easy for you too and you can find out by yourself. Here I am sending you the l...

I got AIR 251 in Gate2019(IN) Chances of getting mtech in iit

5 Hours ago

Dear Radha, To predict your college with your marks and rank will easy for you too and you can find out by yourself. Here I am sending you the li...

hi, my gate score is 684 and rank is 1013 in ECE branch can i get any od iit?

5 Hours ago

Dear Aspirant, To predict your college with your marks and rank will easy for you too and you can find out by yourself. Here I am sending you the...

Sir,my 2019 civil gate score is 573 and rank is 4519.Which NIT I can get?

8 Hours ago

Hello Hema,Your graduation percentage and rank can be used in the predictor to know further details. Kindly use the GATE college predictor on caree...

Download the Careers360 App on your Android phone

Regular exam updates, QnA, Predictors, College Applications & E-books now on your Mobile

Careers360 App
150M+ Students
24,000+ Colleges
500+ Exams
1500+ E-books