GATE Mechanical Engineering : Important Topics for Heat Transfer

By BYJU'S Exam Prep

Updated on: September 25th, 2023

GATE Exam is the path which leads many students to the desired dream destination PSU jobs and/or IIT, IISc and other prestigious Institute. To make this dream achievable, candidates must prepare with full dedication and crack GATE ME 2020. Important topics for each subject should be targeted by each candidate while preparing for GATE ME 2020 for proper time management for each subject for effective preparations.

Here we will provide the Important Topics in Heat Transfer based on previous year analysis and Expected pattern of questions which would be useful in preparing for GATE ME 2020 and aiming to grab maximum marks out of Heat Transfer.

Topics Asked in GATE ME 2018 & GATE ME 2018 for Heat Transfer  

 Heat Transfer

GATE ME 2019

GATE ME 2018

Average marks



Topics Covered

Boundary layer, Conduction, view factors, natural convection, heat exchangers

Radiation, Heat exchangers, Steady state Conduction

Most Important Topics in Heat Transfer

  • Heat Transfer is not amongst the highly asked subjects but, expected marks ranges from 4-7. So chances of more weightage are always alive.

Most important topics in Heat Transfer which may be expected for GATE ME 2020:

  • Lumped Heat Conduction
  • LMTD and NTU methods
  • Shape factors

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