GATE Mechanical Engineering (ME) Preparation Strategy 2024 - Study Plan, Timetable, Important Topics, Best Books

Diksha Sharma
Diksha SharmaUpdated On: January 08, 2024 06:06 pm IST | GATE

How to Prepare for GATE 2024 Mechanical Engineering (ME) Paper? This is the basic query that every Mechanical Engineering aspirant of GATE has. CollegeDekho provides a detailed preparation strategy & study plan for GATE ME 2024.

GATE Mechanical Engineering (ME)

GATE Mechanical Engineering (ME) Preparation Strategy 2024 - IISc Bangalore will be conducting the GATE ME 2024 exam on February 3, 2024. In the GATE exam, Mechanical Engineering (ME) is one of the most popular Engineering streams in which a large number of candidates apply every year. As many candidates participate in the GATE 2024 exam, the authorities set the difficulty level high. To score the GATE cutoff marks, the candidate must have a proper preparation plan and follow it religiously. As the GATE 2024 exam is just near the corner, candidates who will be partaking in the test must be conscious of an effective preparation strategy through which they can qualify for GATE Mechanical Engineering (ME) in 2 to 4 months.

Latest: GATE Admit Card 2024 released at gate2024.iisc.ac.in

In the following article, we have provided the GATE preparation strategy for the Mechanical engineering stream. Candidates can check the GATE syllabus division, GATE study plan, timetable, topic-wise weightage, and preparation tips.

Also read: GATE Syllabus 2024

GATE ME Syllabus 2024

Before proceeding to the preparation strategy, it is very important for the candidates to know about the subjects and sub-topics that are contained in the GATE Mechanical Engineering (ME) syllabus. As IISc Bangalore has released the GATE ME syllabus PDF on the official website, candidates can check the PDF for the GATE syllabus 2024 from the table below: -

GATE 2024 Mechanical Engineering (ME) Syllabus - Official PDF

GATE 2024 General Aptitude (GA) Syllabus - Official PDF

GATE ME Division of Syllabus for Four-Month Preparation

As an effective preparation strategy, it is advisable for the candidates to divide the syllables into chunks so that they can allot the time appropriately. The GATE ME division of the syllabus for four months of preparation is given below:

Total Number of Subjects

3 (General Aptitude, Engineering Mathematics, Mechanical Engineering)

Number of Chapters in Engineering Mathematics

08

Number of Chapters in General Aptitude

04

Number of Chapters in Mechanical Engineering

04

Total Number of Chapters (All Subjects)

16

*Note: It is important to impose more focus on the Mechanical Engineering subject as it will have more weightage in the exam.

GATE ME Subject Wise Sub Topics

It is also important to divide the syllabus into various sub-topics which will further help to allot the time accordingly. The subjects wise sub-topics for each subject are mentioned in the table below:

Chapter Name

Number of Sub-Topics (Refer Syllabus PDF for Sub Topics Names)

Engineering Mathematics

06

Applied Mechanics & Design

05

Fluid Mechanics and Thermal Sciences

04

Materials, Manufacturing and Industrial Engineering

08

Verbal Aptitude

04

Quantitative Aptitude

04

Analytics Aptitude

03

Spatial Aptitude

01

Linear Algebra

05

Calculus

05

Vector Calculus

03

Complex Variables

04

Ordinary Differential Equations

08

Partial Differential Equations

02

Probability and Statistics

08

Numerical Methods

04

*Total Number of Sub-Topics

74

*Note: The above list of topics and sub-topics are mentioned as per the GATE 2024 syllabus PDF and may be subject to change. In case of any change to the provided syllabus, the same will be updated here.

GATE ME Four-Month Study Plan/ Timetable

Now we will talk about the study plan through which the students can prepare the given syllabus in 4 months. However, the given preparation timetable is given for reference and it is advisable for the candidates to invest more time in the subjects which they are weak in.

Number of Days for GATE preparation

4 Months (120 days)

Total Number of Chapters

16

Total Number of Sub-Topics

74

Number of Study Hours Per Day

4 Hours

Number of Days for Each Chapter

6 Days

Number of Chapters to be Completed in a Month

5 Chapters

Number of Days/ Month to Complete the Syllabus

3 Months

Remaining days left for the exam

1 Month (30 days)

Revision, Mock Test, and Solving Sample Papers

20 Days

Total Practice in One Day

02

Last Minute Revision

10 Days

*Note: The allocation of the time for each chapter must be done on the basis of the difficulty level of the paper.

In order to prepare the complete syllabus in 2 months, it is important to invest 5 hours of study each day into preparation.

GATE ME Division of Syllabus for Two-Month Preparation

The section of syllabus for GATE ME 2024 preparation for two months will stay similar to the 4 months division:

Total Number of Subjects

3 (General Aptitude, Engineering Mathematics, Mechanical Engineering)

Number of Chapters in Engineering Mathematics

08

Number of Chapters in General Aptitude

04

Number of Chapters in Mechanical Engineering

04

Total Number of Chapters (All Subjects)

16

GATE ME Two-Month Study Plan/ Timetable (60 Days)

Now we will talk about the study plan through which the students can prepare the given syllabus in 2 months. However, the given preparation timetable is given for reference and it is advisable for the candidates to invest more time in the subjects which they are weak in.

Number of Days for GATE preparation

2 Months (60 days)

Total Number of Chapters

16

Total Number of Sub-Topics

74

Number of Study Hours Per Day

5 Hours

Number of Days for Each Chapter

3 Days

Number of Chapters to be Completed in a Month

10 Chapters

Number of Days/ Month to Complete the syllabus

36 days

Remaining days left for the exam

24 days

Revision, Mock Test and Solving Sample Papers

20 Days

Total Practice in one Day

03

Last Minute Revision

4 Days

*Note: The allocation of the time for each chapter must be done on the basis of the difficulty level of the paper.

In order to prepare the complete syllabus in 2 months, it is important to invest 5 hours of study each day into preparation.

GATE ME One-Month Revision Plan

If there is only one month left for the GATE exam, it is advisable to allow your time to revise the concepts which you have learned rather than learning any new concept. The one-month revision plan for GATE ME is given below:

Particular

Details

Number of Days for GATE preparation

30 days

Number of Hours to Revise Per Day

3 to 4 hours

Number of Chapters to Revise Each Day

01

Completion of Revision in

16 days

Number of Days to Complete Mock Tests/ Sample Papers

13 days

Last Minute Revision

01 day

GATE ME Most Important Topics & Weightage

According to the GATE 2024 weightage analysis for GATE ME, while Category ‘A’ subjects consist of almost 60% of marks in GATE, Category ‘B’ subjects consist of almost 30% of marks. You can click on the given link to learn about subject-wise weightage and important topics for GATE ME 2024 -

GATE Mechanical Engineering (ME) Subject Wise Weightage, Marks, Best Books

Best Books for GATE ME 2024

For effective GATE preparation, it is also important to study from the best books. Listed below are some of the best books for GATE ME 2024 which you can consider for your preparation:

Book & Author Name

Theory of Mechanisms and Machines by A Ghosh and AK Malik

Design of Machine Elements by VB Bhandari

A Text-Book of Fluid Mechanics by R K Bansal

Fluid Mechanics - Fundamentals and Applications by Cengel & Cimbala

Mechanics of Materials by BC Purnima

Power Plant Engineering by PK Nag

GATE Mechanical Engineering (ME) Preparation Tips 2024

GATE 2024 can be a one-stop shop for mechanical engineers because a strong performance can get them into a reputable institution and open doors to PSU employment. ts. The GATE students should immediately begin concentrating on raising their GATE scores because there are just a few months remaining. Here are some crucial GATE 2024 preparation tips for students to ace the Mechanical Engineering exams.

  • Go through the GATE ME exam pattern and syllabus to understand the marking scheme, topic-wise weightage, subjects, etc.

  • Make a GATE study plan and include all the topics of the syllabus in it. Add days for the previous year's papers, and mock tests in your timetable

  • Select the best GATE books for preparation

  • Study the whole GATE mechanical engineering syllabus

  • Attempt GATE previous year papers, mock test, sample papers. Solving the GATE ME Question Paper will help you get idea about the exam pattern, worn on your mistakes, and improve your preparation for the exam. 

  • Do continuous revision.

  • Work on your time accuracy.

  • Don't take too much stress.
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List of Popular Colleges for M.Tech Mechanical Engineering

Here is the list of popular colleges for M.Tech in Mechanical Engineering. You can click on the college names below to fill the application form - 

Name of the College

Location

Guru Kashi University

Bhatinda

Ansal University

Gurgaon

Saveetha Engineering College

Chennai

Zeal Education Society (Zeal Institute)

Pune

JK Lakshmipath University

Jaipur

Central University of Rajasthan

Rajasthan

S V National Institute of Technology

Surat

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Wish you All the Best! We hope that this article will help you effectively prepare for your GATE ME 2024 exam and help you score well in the exam. For more articles related to the GATE Mechanical Engineering 2024 preparation strategy, stay tuned to College Dekho.

FAQs

Where can I find the syllabus for GATE ME?

You can find the syllabus for GATE ME on the official website or in this article.

How many subjects will be there for GATE ME?

There will be a total of 3 subjects for GATE ME: Mechanical Engineering, Engineering Mathematics and General Aptitude.

How many chapters are there in Mechanical Engineering subject for GATE ME?

There are a total of 4 chapters in Mechanical Engineering subject for GATE ME.

How many chapters are there in the Engineering Mathematics subject for GATE ME?

There are a total of 8 subjects in Engineering Mathematics subject for GATE ME

How many chapters are there in General Aptitude subject for GATE ME?

There are a total of 8 subjects in General Aptitude subject for GATE ME.

In how many days can I prepare for GATE ME?

It is advisable for the candidates to start at least 4 months before the GATE ME exam.

Can I prepare for GATE ME in one month?

It is difficult to score well with one-month preparation for GATE ME due to its vast syllabus and competition.

What are some of the best books for GATE ME?

Some of the best books for GATE ME are Theory of Mechanisms and Machines by A Ghosh and AK Malik, Power Plant Engineering by PK Nag, Mechanics of Materials by BC Purnima, etc.

Where can I practice mock tests for GATE ME?

You can practice mock tests for GATE ME online through various websites including GATE Academy.

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