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2020 GATE exam: Check syllabus for Mechanical Engineering

GATE will be held in February next year by the Indian Institute of Science (IISc), Bangalore and seven Indian Institutes of Technology (Mumbai, Delhi, Guwahati, Kanpur, Harragpur, Madras and Ruki ). 

By Venisha Sah
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New Delhi: The submission process of the GATE application form 2020 has already been ended on October 5, 2019. In addition to the existing 24 papers, the authorities have added a new supplement to GATE 2020 in the form of biomedical engineering. Therefore, the syllabus for all 25 courses is available on the official website including the newly added paper of Biomedical Engineering. 

The GATE 2020 syllabus will help candidates understand important topics. Those who are interested to prepare for the national level entrance exam can use the GATE 2020 syllabus. The syllabus provided for GATE 2020 will make convenient for the student to plan and structure their study pattern.

GATE will be held in February next year by the Indian Institute of Science (IISc), Bangalore and seven Indian Institutes of Technology (Mumbai, Delhi, Guwahati, Kanpur, Harragpur, Madras and Ruki ). 

Mechanical engineering is one of the oldest and most diverse disciplines in engineering. So, all candidates who are aspiring to become a mechanical engineer should opt for GATE 2020 exam. Following is the syllabus for the ‘Mechanical engineering’ exam paper. 

Section 1: Engineering Mathematics

Linear Algebra: Matrix algebra, systems of linear equations, eigenvalues and eigenvectors.

Calculus: 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.

Section 2: Applied Mechanics and Design

Engineering Mechanics: Free-body diagrams and equilibrium; trusses and frames; virtual work;
kinematics and dynamics of particles and of rigid bodies in plane motion; impulse and momentum
(linear and angular) and energy formulations, collisions.

Mechanics of Materials: Stress and strain, elastic constants, Poisson’s ratio; Mohr’s circle for plane stress
and plane strain; thin cylinders; shear force and bending moment diagrams; bending and shear stresses;
deflection of beams; torsion of circular shafts; Euler’s theory of columns; energy methods; thermal
stresses; strain gauges and rosettes; testing of materials with universal testing machine; testing of
hardness and impact strength.

Theory of Machines: Displacement, velocity and acceleration analysis of plane mechanisms; dynamic
analysis of linkages; cams; gears and gear trains; flywheels and governors; balancing of reciprocating
and rotating masses; gyroscope.

Vibrations: Free and forced vibration of single degree of freedom systems, effect of damping; vibration
isolation; resonance; critical speeds of shafts.

Machine Design: Design for static and dynamic loading; failure theories; fatigue strength and the S-N
diagram; principles of the design of machine elements such as bolted, riveted and welded joints; shafts,
gears, rolling and sliding contact bearings, brakes and clutches, springs.

Section 3: Fluid Mechanics and Thermal Sciences

Fluid Mechanics: Fluid properties; fluid statics, manometry, buoyancy, forces on submerged bodies,
stability of floating bodies; control-volume analysis of mass, momentum and energy; fluid acceleration;
differential equations of continuity and momentum; Bernoulli’s equation; dimensional analysis; viscous
flow of incompressible fluids, boundary layer, elementary turbulent flow, flow through pipes, head
losses in pipes, bends and fittings.

Heat-Transfer: 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, 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.

Thermodynamics: Thermodynamic systems and processes; properties of pure substances, behavior of
ideal and real gases; zeroth and first laws of thermodynamics, calculation of work and heat in various
processes; second law of thermodynamics; thermodynamic property charts and tables, availability and
irreversibility; thermodynamic relations

Applications: 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 airconditioning: Vapour and gas refrigeration and heat pump cycles; properties of moist air, psychrometric
chart, basic psychrometric processes. Turbo machinery: Impulse and reaction principles, velocity
diagrams, Pelton-wheel, Francis and Kaplan turbines.

Section 4: Materials, Manufacturing and Industrial Engineering

Engineering Materials: Structure and properties of engineering materials, phase diagrams, heat
treatment, stress-strain diagrams for engineering materials.

Casting, Forming and Joining Processes: Different types of castings, 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, 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.

Here is the direct link for the syllabus of the exam paper ‘Mechanical Engineering’. 

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