GATE Preparation

GATE Study Material for Mechanical Engineering

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.

Please refer to GATE study material to learn about the use of multiple books for GATE preparations. You would also find GATE preparation guide helpful for understanding GATE preparation and M.Tech admission process.

We, the whole Inspire n Ignite community, are thankful to Pawan D Hajare, Nikhil, Versha and Sanveer Singh Puri for their generous contribution to student community all across the nation.

The best study books for preparing GATE in mechanical engineering are as below.

Engineering Mathematics

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
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
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

Engineering Materials
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

Other books
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

In this post, I tried to compile the results to the best possible way to help students. If you find something wrong or missing please do not hesitate to drop a comment. Your suggestion and comments would help thousands of students across the nation.

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  1. Vineet

    Hi, i am Vineet… I have started preparing for gate.. And i found some difficulty… I dont know which topic and chapter not to study from Som book timoshenko and gere as mentioned by you.
    Can you please help me in that and for other subjects also??
    Thanks in advance!

  2. rolly

    I want to prepare for gate at home without any tutions,so whats the right way to go about it?

  3. karthikeyan l

    hi plz send me mechanical engineering qustions with solutions……

  4. alekhya

    hi Vishal plz let me know the cost of mechanical engineering material

  5. manoj hogade

    hey i want be in touch with u for notes. piease contact me 9975662285

  6. Manuri

    hi frnds…….i m preparing for gate(machanical).
    plz give suggestions

  7. srinubabu

    i want mechanical study material for gate 2013………. any body help me please ………. i dont have money to buy…….

  8. Nawaz

    Mr.Vishal, Please let me know the price of mechanical engineering study materials as i m very much interested. awaiting for your reply.

  9. AJIN.K.A

    I am Ajin.K.A. will you please send me the question bank with solved answers

  10. magesh

    Vishal plz tel the rate Mechanical Engineering metarial for gate

  11. Vishal

    I have the following GATE 2012 Brilliant Tutorial material for sale in Bangalore
    Electrical Engineering
    Electronics & Communication Engineering
    Computer Science/Information Technology Engineering
    Mechanical Engineering
    Instrumentation Engineering

    I will be providing Excellent quality Xerox/Photostat/Photocopy of the above material at a very nominal cost. My Selling Price of the material is extremely less as compared to the original material.


    IF you are from BANGAORE you can directly get the materials from me after verifying everything.

    If you are not from BANGALORE
    You can avail three choices

    1) you can come to BANGALORE and take the material from me

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    3)If you want the material through post you can send me the material cost in my bank account and then i will send the material at your address by Speed Post/Courier.

    If you are interested please email me at [email protected]

    Note: As many Government Organisations/PSUs are recruiting through GATE 2012 you cannot miss these materials. So it is highly recommended to get these material at very nominal cost.
    These materials are useful especially for those students/professionals who have not started or have made a little head start in preparing for GATE 2012.Believe me if study from these material you can easily crack GATE 2012.

    Please email me at [email protected]


    1. Zahid

      Please post this kind of stuff in I n I community. with a single post. That will reach many more audience than comment 🙂

    2. Ramesh M

      sir, please inform the price and address to collect the study material.


      HAI a student of 4th year need mechanical plese teme d cost of d material..?n hw do i gt it??

    4. JAHIR

      Let me know the price of mechanical engineering study materials

  12. kishore

    friends to know about MICROELECTRONICS, here is a good material….

    1. Suchita

      Here is list of some important and must buy books for Gate ME 2014 examination

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  14. yogesh

    Sir please update the gate study material for mechanical engineering or please send this to my [email protected]

  15. ROHITH

    sir,i am (mechanical)student so,please send me the material to my [email protected]

  16. dinesh

    Sir please update the gate study material for mechanical engineering or please send this to my id [email protected]

  17. vipul

    sir please help me which book(Authur name) i selected for preparation of GATE -ME

  18. swarali

    sir i am doing B.E mechanical final year , am going to write gate exam can you help me to get information about allocation of marks in gate exam for various topics (all subjects like mathematics , engineering mechanics, ….. for all subjects..)

  19. Lalitendra singh

    sir my email id is [email protected]
    pls send me material as soon as possible

  20. Lalitendra singh

    sir,i’m a student of, 3rd yr . you are kindly requestd to send me gate study material of mechanical engg. to my e-mail id

  21. b.l bhorse

    thanks sir………………..

  22. Malleswari

    sir,i am (mechanical)student so,please send me the material to my id—[email protected]

  23. Malleswari

    sir,please send this material detailes to my id–[email protected]

  24. Anbu murugan.S

    sir, please update study material for AE(Aerospace engineering)

  25. idaya

    sir i am doing B.E mechanical final year , am going to write gate exam can you help me to get information about allocation of marks in gate exam for various topics (all subjects like mathematics , engineering mechanics, ….. for all subjects..) to mail id [email protected] i will be very thankful to you sir..!!

    waiting for your replay…..

  26. pradeep

    thanks alot sir

  27. sreekanth

    Thanks u so much for giving the preparation of gate books

  28. rajendra

    thanx sir,
    It is very useful

  29. prakash

    thanks boss

  30. Rajeshnarayan

    many of us got best guidance from u, sir.. thank u..

  31. amol nemade

    Please add ” Operations Research ” by Hira, Gupta. S. Chand Publications

  32. imran

    This is very helpful guidance for me..thank you

  33. navneet rana

    thank you sir for your valuable suggestions for gate preperation

  34. mukulbhilwara


  35. prashant mehrotra

    for manfucturing and production whether R.K. Jain is good?? or we have to go for Malik and Ghosh. please reply on my mail id

  36. Sivakumar

    thanks for the info………

  37. Vino

    Sir please update the gate study material for mechanical engineering or please send this to my id [email protected]

  38. Vino

    Sir please update Gate study material for mechanical engineering

  39. sharath

    good material……

  40. Ratnaprabha

    Thank you so much i got very useful information from this site.

  41. laya

    i need study material for Instrumentation engineering , could u plz upload the study material in u’r site , sir. it ll be helpfull for me , if u do it as soon as possible sir.

  42. sevak kumar singh

    sir i have GATE2011 GATEFORUM study this enough for GATE2012.. or go for some other study material.. I have got 27.3 (in 100) marks in GATE2011 ME .. i am working in TATASTEEL (jamshedpur,JHARKHAND). there is no good coaching instute,so last year i join TEST SERIES in GATEFOROM KOLKATA.. In this year again im going to join GATEFORUM..Id this good or not..plz advice me… i want to score more so help me.

  43. biswa

    sir, most of the above mentioned books are among the best to be read..i have read almost most of them..but please answer my question….is 6 months time enough for gate preparation…now i am in my 3rd year..and i am a average student….regards

  44. parth

    respected sir,
    plz tell me that from where can i download free study material for mech engg. as i m preparing for GATE 2012..

  45. yuvaraj

    thank you sir…………………

  46. manoj

    today i went through your website and i got real inspiration
    thank you

  47. akhtar khan

    thank u sooo mcuh sir………….


    SIR ,


  49. gaurav

    thk u sir……………
    i m prefinal year studnt n i v only 1 mont for preprtion so how n wat cn i do to get a well score card………..
    thk u sir………….

  50. gundurao

    yhanks for ur guidence…………..

  51. gundurao

    thak u very much sir…………

  52. Kunal B.

    my friend i m not much experienced yet but i can assure you the problem you have stated, is not only in India. A lot of my friends n even me facing same problem
    but i observed that there is always great chance for hardwork…
    I havnt seen world much, but whatever i saw wasnt 100 negative

    Its ultimately you, who can turn a posibility into a existance.
    Dont be so pesimistic, or u will always see negative things around you..
    Good luck…

  53. Sumit Verma

    How can i guess what will be the cut-off for GATE 2011 & at what minimum marks i will be able to get admission in any iit?

  54. pratik badgujar

    Your effort is reallly appreciable. ii would heartily thank you for ur support. i have not seen such a good effort ever.

    thanks alot.

  55. vimal kumar

    very informative.
    please continue this good job.

  56. hardik

    dear sir,
    what u r doing is very useful to us.
    and all ur contributions are very motivating and useful to us
    pls do continue
    god bless u

  57. pradeep

    ur guidance is simply outstanding sir… pls guide us till v acheive wat v desire.
    with regards- kutty

  58. mechprog

    I know it will not pass moderation-just like my earlier comment!
    But, believe me, rather you yourself know- that situation of education in india is pathetic.Except few IITs and few other colleges (yes! excluding most NITs) what matters is money- not education!
    Except few authors (and publishers) …………everybody knows the whole story!!! (T_T) (;_;)


    Hello Sir,
    Your contributions are very useful , please continue the good work.
    wit regards-Vishak

  60. nilesh

    thanks & provide more information.

  61. Jagadish

    Thanks sir, very useful.

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