Important (ME) GATE Topics - Mechanical Engineering Branch

Important (All Subjects) GATE Topics for Mechanical Engineering Branch Preparation

Engineering Mathematics Important GATE Topics

a) Probability and Statistics
b) Eigen Values and Eigen Vectors
c) Differential Equations
d) Transform Theory
e) Numerical Methods
f) Calculus, Gradient, Multiple Integrals
g) Complex Variables
h) Matrix Algebra
i) Fourier Series
j) Partial Derivatives

Manufacturing Science Important GATE Topics

a) Theory of metal cutting, forces, tool life
b) Rolling calculations
c) Wire drawing and Extrusion Calculations
d) Sheet metal operations, clearance, force, power, shear calculations
e) Lathe, drilling, milling, shaping cutting time calculations
f) Grinding and finishing
g) ECM MRR, feed calculations, EDM theory, comparison of all NTMM
h) NC, CNC, Machine, BLU calculations, upto M & G code
i) Limit, tolerance, fit
j) Jig & Fixture, 3-2-1 principle
k) Welding: V-I Characteristics calculations, Resistance welding calculations
l) Casting: allowances, Riser Design, Sprue Design, Pouring time calculations, Special Castings

Industrial Engineering Important GATE Topics

a) EOQ Models (VIMP)
b) PERT & CPM (VIMP)
c) Queuing Model (VIMP)
d) Forecasting (VIMP)
e) LPP
f) Work Study & Work Measurement (standard time calculations, theriblings symbol)
g) Break even Analysis
h) The Scheduling Problem and Johnson’s Rule
i) Assembly line balancing

Strength of Mechanics / Mechanics of Solid Important GATE Topics

a) Principal Stress and Strain (VIMP)
b) Stress and Strain (VIMP)
c) Bending Moment and Shear Force Diagram (VIMP)
d) Torsion
e) Riveted and Welded Joint
f) Spring
g) Theories of Column (Euler method, end conditions)
h) Strain Energy Method (Castigliano’s theory)
i) Theories of failure
j) Thin and Thick cylinder

Theory of Machines Important GATE Topics

a) Mechanism (VIMP)
b) Linear Vibration Analysis of Mechanical Systems (VIMP)
c) Gear train (VIMP)
d) Flywheel (Coefficient of Fluctuation of speed, Coefficient of Fluctuation of energy)

Machine Design Important GATE Topics

a) Rolling Contact Bearings, Load-life Relationship
b) Sliding contact bearing, Modes of Lubrication, Sommerfeld Number
c) Fluctuating Load Consideration for Design
d) Clutch , Brake

Thermodynamics Important GATE Topics

a) Basic Concepts
b) Application of First law
c) Entropy, Availability
d) Pure Substance (VIMP)
e) Gases and Gas mixture
f) Thermodynamics relations

Fluid Mechanics Important GATE Topics

a) Properties of fluid
b) Pressure measurement, manometers
c) Fluid kinematics (VIMP)
d) Bernoulli’s Equation
e) Venturimeter
f) Boundary Layer, Thermal Boundary Layer
g) Compressible Flow
h) Hydraulic Turbine
i) Centrifugal Pump

Heat Mass Transfer Important GATE Topics

a) Conduction
b) Critical Thickness of Insulation
c) Unsteady Conduction (Lumped Parameter Analysis)
d) Heat Exchangers (LMTD, NTU)
e) Radiation (The Stefan-Boltzmann Law, Shape Factor Algebra, Heat Exchange between Nonblack Bodies)

RAC GATE Important GATE Topics

a) Heat engine, heat pump, refrigerator (VIMP)
b) Vapour Compression Systems
c) Psychrometry (VIMP)

Power plant Important GATE Topics

a) Steam Cycle (VIMP)
b) Gas Cycle
c) Compressor'

IC Engine Important GATE Topics

a) Gas Power Cycles (All) (VIMP)
b) IC Engine Performances
c) Octane number, cetane number

Engineering materials Important GATE Topics

a) Iron-carbon Equilibrium diagram, TTT diagram,
b) Heat treatment,
c) Crystal structure & crystal defects

Engineering Mechanics Important GATE Topics

a) Equilibrium
b) Truss

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