GATE Mechanical Syllabus 2022

GATE Mechanical Syllabus 2022

ByVineet Vijay  |  Updated on: May 11, 2021GATE ME 2022 schedule out for Mechanical Engineering Branch! IIT Kharagpur has released GATE 2022 ME notification pdf. Get to know the GATE ME 2022 notification important exam details such as the exam date, registration, syllabus, exam pattern, eligibility criteria, fee, and how to prepare for the GATE ME examination.
GATE ME 2022 schedule out for Mechanical Engineering Branch! IIT Kharagpur has released GATE 2022 ME notification pdf. Get to know the GATE ME 2022 notification important exam details such as the exam date, registration, syllabus, exam pattern, eligibility criteria, fee, and how to prepare for the GATE ME examination.
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GATE Mechanical (ME) Syllabus 2022

GATE ME Syllabus will be released by the GATE 2022 exam conducting institute which is IIT Kharagpur. The GATE Mechanical Engineering Syllabus will be notified in the GATE 2022 notification that is expected to be released in July 2022. No new changes are expected in the GATE syllabus for ME 2022.

Candidates who will be appearing for GATE ME Exam 2022 must be familiar with the GATE syllabus and exam pattern in detail as new changes were introduced in 2021. The GATE Syllabus for Mechanical comprises of section-wise topics along with marks weightage for each topic. GATE ME Syllabus comprises of three papers, General Aptitude (GA), Engineering Mathematics and Mechanical Engineering paper. You must know the detailed syllabus for GATE ME exam for effective exam preparation. We have discussed each of the Mechanical Engineering Syllabus Paper in details below in the subsequent paragraphs.

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GATE General Aptitude (GA) Syllabus

The GATE GA Paper is common to all the candidates who will be taking the GATE 2022 Exam



Verbal Aptitude

  • Basic English grammar such as tenses, articles, adjectives, prepositions, conjunctions, verb-noun agreement, and other parts of speech 
  • Basic vocabularies such as words, idioms, and phrases in context 
  • Reading and comprehension 
  • Narrative sequencing

Quantitative Aptitude 

  • Data interpretation that includes data graphs (bar graphs, pie charts, and other graphs representing data), 2- and 3-dimensional plots, maps, and tables 
  • Numerical computation and estimation that includes ratios, percentages, powers, exponents and logarithms, permutations and combinations, and series 
  • Mensuration and geometry Elementary statistics and probability

Analytical Aptitude 

  • Logic: deduction and induction Analogy Numerical relations and reasoning

Spatial Aptitude 

  • Transformation of shapes such as translation, rotation, scaling, mirroring, assembling, and grouping Paper folding, cutting, and patterns in 2 and 3 dimensions

GATE Mechanical Engineering Syllabus 2022: Paper Wise

The GATE ME Syllabus comprises of the following four subjects:

Section 1: Engineering Mathematics 

Section 2: Applied Mechanics and Design 

Section 3: Fluid Mechanics and Thermal Sciences 

Section 4: Materials, Manufacturing and Industrial Engineering 

We have the syllabus for each of the sections in detail below.

GATE  Engineering Mathematics Syllabus

Linear Algebra

  • Matrix algebra
  • Systems of linear equations
  • eigenvalues and eigenvectors.


  • 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.

GATE Mechanical Applied Mechanics and Design Syllabus

Engineering Mechanics

Mechanics of Materials

Theory of Machines


  • Free and forced vibration of single degree of freedom systems, the effect of damping
  • Vibration isolation
  • Resonance
  • Critical speeds of shafts

Machine Design

GATE Mechanical Fluid Mechanics and Thermal Sciences Syllabus

Fluid Mechanics


  • 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, the effect of turbulence
  • Heat exchanger performance, LMTD and NTU methods
  • Radiative heat transfer, Stefan-Boltzmann law, Wien's displacement law, black and grey surfaces, view factors, radiation network analysis.



  • 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.

GATE Mechanical Materials, Manufacturing, and Industrial Engineering Syllabus

Engineering Materials

Casting, Forming and Joining Processes

  • Different types of castings, the 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, the 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

GATE ME Exam Pattern

The exam pattern for GATE Mechanical Engineering Exam is given below in the table. 



Exam Duration

Three hours

Mode of examination

Computer-based test

Question type

Objective type and Numerical Answer Type (NAT)

Total no. of questions


Total marks



Aptitude Engineering, Mathematics, Subject-specific questions

Marking Scheme for GATE ME

Type of question

Negative marking for wrong answer


1/3 for 1 mark questions

2/3 for 2 marks questions


No negative marking 

GATE Mechanical Previous Year Cut Off

GATE 2022 cut off will be released by IIT Kharagpur after it has released the result for GATE 2022. GATE Previous Year Cut off for Mechanical Engineering Exam is released by the exam conducting body. The previous year GATE ME Cut off as per the category of the candidates is given below in the table. 

GATE Mechanical Engineering (ME) Cutoff 2021

 IIT Bombay released the GATE 2021 ME cutoff marks, and the category-wise cutoff is available on the scorecard. 


Previous year’s GATE cut off for ME


































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GATE ME Answer Key 2022GATE ME Paper Analysis 2022
GATE Mechanical Question PapersGATE Mechanical Syllabus 2022
GATE Mechanical Books 2022
GATE ME Cut Off 2022
GATE ME Result 2022
GATE Mechanical Exam Pattern 2022

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  • GATE Mechanical Engineering Exam Syllabus 2022 will be released by the exam conducting body which is IIT Kharagpur.

  • There are three papers in GATE mechanical syllabus as given below:

    • General Aptitude 
    • Engineering Mathematics, and
    • Mechanical Engineering Paper
  • The marking scheme for GATE ME 2022 is given below:

    • For MCQs of 1 mark: 1/3 negative marking
    • For MCQs of 2 Marks: 2/3 negative marking
    • For NATs, no negative marking


  • General Aptitude and Engineering Mathematics papers are common to all the candidates appearing for GATE 2022.