Gate Mechanical Engineering Syllabus

Gate Mechanical Engineering Syllabus & Practices Test

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Section 1: Engineering Mathematics
Linear Algebra: Matrix algebra, systems of linear equations, eigenvalues and
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.

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,
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
in compressible 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.