Important Topics for Fluid Mechanics Asked in GATE Mechanical (ME) Exam

By Himanshu Bajpai|Updated : July 20th, 2021

As we know Fluid Mechanics is an important subject of the GATE Mechanical and other mechanical engineering exams. Thus, we are here with the important topics for Fluid Mechanics based on the previous year's analysis. You can also check the Fluid mechanics expected topics of questions that would be useful in preparing for the upcoming GATE ME exam and aiming to grab maximum marks out of the subject.

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GATE ME 2022 will be the target for many aspiring candidates preparing with full dedication and are enthralled to crack GATE ME 2022 with a good rank to get the dreamed PSU Job or for Admission in IITs, NITs, and various reputed institutes for higher studies. The effective preparations for GATE include the targeting of important topics for each subject while preparing for GATE ME 2022 keeping in mind the vast syllabus and proper time management for each subject.

Important Fluid Mechanics Topics Asked in GATE Mechanical Exams

Fluid Mechanics Topics Covered in GATE ME 2021

Average marks                       11
Topics Covered
  • Flow-through Pipes
  • Bernoulli Equation & Application
  • Fluid Kinematics
  • Boundary-Layer
  • Turbines & Pumps 

Fluid Mechanics Topics Covered in GATE ME 2020

Average marks


Topics Covered

Properties of Fluids, Fluid Statics, Fluid Kinematics, Fluid Dynamics,
Laminar Flow through Pipe & Plates,
Dimensional Analysis, Fluid Machinery

Fluid Mechanics Topics Covered in GATE ME 2019

 Fluid Mechanics 

GATE ME 2019

Average marks


Topics Covered

The viscosity of the fluid, Total acceleration, Buoyancy and Floatation, Laminar flow through pipes, 

hydraulic turbines and centrifugal pump

Fluid Mechanics Topics Covered in GATE ME 2018

 Fluid Mechanics 

GATE ME 2018

Average marks


Topics Covered

Flow-through Pipes, Kinematics, Pelton Wheel, Rxn. turbine, Laminar B.L, Bernoulli application,

Dynamics, Dimensional analysis

Fluid Mechanics Pattern

  • Based on the pattern of previous years GATE ME exam papers, it has been observed that every year, many questions were asked from Fluid Mechanics. 
  • Expected marks for GATE 2021 in Fluid Mechanics would be from 7 marks to 11 marks.

Expected Fluid Mechanics Topics for GATE Mechanical 2021-22

Most Important the topics in Fluid Mechanics which may be expected for GATE ME 2021

  • Flow-through Pipes
  • Bernoulli Equation & Application
  • Fluid Kinematics
  • Boundary-Layer
  • Turbines & Pumps 

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Important Dates

GATE Notification 2022 Date

3rd week of July 2021

GATE Application Form 2022

2nd week of September 2021

Last Date of GATE Registration

1st week of November 2021

GATE Admit Card 2022 Download Date

2nd week of January 2022

GATE Exam Date 2022

1st to 2nd week of February 2022

GATE 2022: What’s New

• In another newly introduced change, students applying for GATE 2022 can also opt for two different papers from the prescribed set of combinations introduced by IIT BOMBAY.

• Eligibility criteria to appear for GATE-2022 is relaxed from the minimum 10+2+4 (ongoing) to minimum 10+2+3 (ongoing), enabling even those in the third year of their undergraduate studies to appear for the examination, thus this will provide a better career opportunity to Students.

• All test papers of GATE 2022 will be objective type Questions. The pattern of questions may include (i) Multiple Choice Questions (ii) Multiple Select Questions (MSQ )(iii) Numerical Answer Type (NAT) questions.



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