How to Prepare for GATE Mechanical Engineering 2023 Exam?

By Himanshu Bajpai|Updated : December 10th, 2021

Preparation Tips for GATE ME 2023: The Graduate Aptitude Test of Engineering or GATE is an admission test for postgraduate admission in several premium engineering universities and institutes in India. Qualifying in GATE is also considered a primary criterion in several P.S.U. Jobs like N.T.P.C., O.N.G.C., B.H.E.L., H.P.C.L., etc. Since GATE Exam is a gateway to postgraduate admissions in prestigious I.I.T.s/IISc & N.I.T.s and PSU Jobs in India, the number of candidates in GATE 2023 will be approximately 9 lakhs. 

Preparing for GATE ME requires a good strategy. BYJU'S Exam Prep for GATE provides you with a complete strategy to prepare for GATE Mechanical Engineering 2023 in the best feasible way, which will show you the absolute path to crack the exam. This article will teach you a few GATE Mechanical Engineering preparation tips for starting your game preparation for the ME branch.

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Best Time to Start Preparation for GATE Exam in Mechanical Engineering

  • Generally, 8-12 months of preparation is needed for the final success in the GATE examination.
  • However, one must have a professional understanding of the subjects and how the systems, methodologies, and formulations work in real-life situations.
  • Questions are given on functional problems related to the subjects. So the students need preparation for answering these types of problems.

Beginning Preparation for GATE Mechanical from College Days

  • Some students want to know how to qualify for GATE Mechanical Engineering from the 2nd year. The second year in university may be the time to start planning for the examination by setting time table for GATE exam.
  • 3rd year onwards is the perfect time for the full swing of preparing for the GATE ME examination. Because by this time, the GATE ME Syllabus is nearly covered in the university.

Subjects & Topics of GATE Mechanical Engineering for Preparation

  • Mechanical Engineering syllabus has many subjects which are also part of the university or college examinations so here BYJU'S Exam Prep for GATE shares with you the complete subject list for studying for the GATE ME 2023 examination.
  • This will be also helpful for you to know the weightage of the subject you studying in your semester examinations.

Priority No

Subject

Weightage in GATE

Year

1

Production Engineering

13-15 Marks

4th Year

2

Thermodynamics & Applied

13-15 Marks

2nd Year

3

Aptitude

15 Marks

No Specific Year

4

Engineering Mathematics

13-15 Marks

1st & 2nd Year

5

Strength of Materials

7-8 Marks

2nd Year

6

Theory of Machines

7-8 Marks

3rd Year

7

Heat-Transfer

4-5 Marks

2nd Year

8

Industrial Engineering

4-5 Marks

4th Year

9

Fluid Mechanics

5-6 Marks

2nd Year

10

Machine Design

4-5 Marks

3rd Year

11

Engineering Mechanics

4-5 Marks

1st Year

Total

11

89-102 Marks

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GATE Mechanical Engineering Topics-wise Questions and their Weightage 

Here we are sharing Subject and Topic wise weightage in the GATE examination along with questions that were asked from these topics which will be very helpful for students to study for GATE ME 2023:-

Subject

Weightage in GATE

Important Topics

Production Engineering

18 Marks

Metal Cutting, Machine tools, Computer integrated Manufacturing,
Metrology & Inspection, Casting, Welding, Forming

Thermodynamics

6 Marks

First Law of Thermodynamics, Properties of Pure Substance,
Thermodynamics Relation

Aptitude

15 Marks

Numerical Reasoning & Verbal Reasoning

Engineering Mathematics

13 Marks

Linear Algebra, Differential Equation, Limit & Continuity, Laplace,
Probability, Complex Number

Strength of Materials

7 Marks

Stresses & strains, Deflection of Beams, Bending of Beams

Theory of Machines

7 Marks

Simple Mechanics & their inversion, Balancing, Gyroscope, Vibration

Heat-Transfer

6 Marks

Unsteady State of Conduction, Fins, Conduction, Radiation

Industrial Engineering

7 Marks

Inventory, Sequencing, Queuing Theory, PERT & CPM

Fluid Mechanics

6 Marks

Fluid Properties, Pressure & Manometry, Flow-Through Jets, Fluid Machinery

Machine Design

7 Marks

Fatigue Loading, springs, Brakes, Welded Joints

Engineering Mechanics

2 Marks

Lagrange Equation

Power Plant & IC Engines

3 Marks

Rankine Cycle, Working of Cycles

Refrigeration and Air-Conditioning

3 Marks

Air Conditioning, Psychrometry

All-inclusive Tips to Prepare for GATE ME 2023

As stated earlier, many aspirants perform a severe mistake by not comprehending the syllabus for the examination. Aspirants don’t have to study anything special apart from the syllabus. Additionally, every GATE mechanical aspirants have to follow the necessary GATE Exam Preparation Tips for Mechanical Engineering mentioned below:

  • Consistency in practice is necessary. Mere planning will not work unless the learner is serious enough to take action according to that plan.
  • If needed, one must look for professional guidance.
  • It is helpful to discuss with fellow GATE aspirants on the complicated questions and how they are preparing.
  • In the examination, all questions should attempt all questions properly. One month before the examination, taking the time-bound mock test is very effective.
  • The uncomplicated questions should be answered first and solved quickly in the examination. After that, we should keep time for the complicated questions.
  • All the sections in the syllabus are to be covered thoroughly. In this matter, should follow books specialised in GATE  Syllabus.
  • Debility in any topic reduces the chance of success. So, it would help if you took all measures to strengthen those more vulnerable areas.
  • Learning out of syllabus topics is counterproductive for the GATE aspirants. That destroys the time. So, one needs to stick to the syllabus.
  • GATE ME Previous years’ question papers should be solved repetitively. It helps a competitor understand the question pattern and weightage of each section.
  • Confusion in mathematical applications is not embraced. A candidate should be well aware of their weak areas and take necessary steps to strengthen those areas.
  • Serious GATE aspirants make it a habit of completing the upcoming syllabus of their engineering course before the start of the semester. It helps them prepare for the GATE ME with sufficient time throughout the semester.
  • Time management is a must. For this, a clear preparation strategy is required.

GATE ME Topic-wise Books

We have created a list of the best GATE Mechanical Engineering books for the GATE 2023 exams. Check paper-wise GATE books name and author details for important topics below:

TopicGATE Book NameAuthor
Heat TransferFundamentals of Engineering Heat and Mass TransferR.C. Sachdeva
Machine DesignDesign of Machine ElementsV Bhandari
Engineering MathematicsHigher Engineering MathematicsB. S. Grewal
Fluid MechanicsIntroduction to Fluid Mechanics & Fluid MachinesS. K. Som
ManufacturingProduction TechnologyR.K. Jain
Theory of Machines & VibrationTheory of MachinesS S Rattan
Industrial EngineeringIndustrial Engineering and ManagementO. P. Khanna
Thermal ScienceEngineering ThermodynamicsP.K. Nag
Strength of MaterialsStrength of MaterialsDr. B.C. Punmia, Ashok Kumar Jain, Arun Kumar Jain
AptitudeA Modern Approach to Verbal & Non-Verbal Reasoning (Edition: Revised)R.S. Aggarwal
Quantitative Aptitude For Competitive ExaminationsR.S. Aggarwal
Engineering Mechanics & Engineering MaterialMaterials Science And EngineeringI P Singh
Engineering MechanicsS. Timoshenko, D.H. Young, J.V. Rao, Sukumar Pati

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