In this post I tried to compile the results of a survey conducted on inspire n ignite in 2009. Usually only very standard books used by many students in India for GATE preparation was referred by them.
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The best study books for preparing GATE in mechanical engineering are as below.
Higher Engineering Mathematics by B.S.Grewal
Intermediate Mathematics, S.chand publications by B.V.Sastry , K.Venkateswarlu ( if i remember ) both the volumes.
Probability , statistics and queuing theory by S.C.Gupta & V.K.Kapoor
Numerical Methods by S.S.Sastry
Applied Mechanics and Design
Engineering Mechanics by Bhavikatti
Engineering Mechanics by Beer and Johnston,
Engineering Mechanics by R K Rajput
Strength of Materials
Strength of Materials by Gere and Timoshenko, B C Unamia, Sadhu Singh, Ramamrutham
Strength of Materials by Beer Johnston and R K Bansal
Theory of Machines
Theory of Machines by R S Khurmi, Malik and Ghosh
Theory of machines by Ratan
Mechanical Vibration by Grover
Machine Design by Shigley and V B Bhandari
Machine Design by Khurmi, Bhandari
Fluid Mechanics and Thermal Sciences
Fluid Mechanics by R K Bansal
Heat and Mass Transfer by J P Hollman and R C Sachdeva
Heat Transfer by Cengel and Holman
Enginnering Thermodynamics by P K Nag and Rajput
Thermodyanmics by Cengel.
IC Engine by M L Mathur and R P Sharma
Refrigeration and Air Conditioning by C P Arora and Domkundwar
Manufacturing and Industrial Engineering
Materials Science by Callister and Narula
Material Science by WD Callister and I P Singh
Welding by Parmar
Computer Integrated Manufacturing
CAD/CAM by Zimmer and Grover, Ibrahim Zeid
Production, planning and Operation Research
Production Engineering by Kalpkjian Schmid, Amitabh Ghosh and A K Malik
Industrial Engineering by O P Khanna, Buffa and Sarin
Industrial Research by Mahajan
Manufacturing by Ghosh and Mallik, Kalpakjian
Operations Research by Kanti Swarup
Manufacturing by Refer HMT book and Hajra Choudary
Previous GATE Question papers(Made Easy Publishers,GK publishers etc)
Previous Engg Services question papers(Made Easy Publishers)
Aptitude Test-D R Choudhary
Multiple choice questions by Timothy . J . Williams , TMH publications
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