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GATE Mechanical Engineering (ME) Preparation Strategy 2022 – Study Plan, Timetable, Important Topics, Best Books

Diksha Sharma
Diksha SharmaUpdated On: February 22, 2021 11:29 am IST | GATE

How to Prepare for GATE Mechanical 2022? This is the basic question that every Mechanical Engineering aspirant of GATE has. CollegeDekho has come up with a detailed preparation strategy & study plan for GATE ME 2022.

GATE Mechanical Engineering (ME)

Gate ME 2022:Mechanical Engineering (ME) is one of the most popular Engineering streams when it comes to GATE for which a large number of candidates apply every year. Because of a large number of candidates, the difficulty level of GATE 2022 Mechanical Engineering (ME)is also higher. Hence, to qualify for the exam, it is necessary for the candidates to start their preparation in advance. 

Moreover, it is also necessary for the applicants to be aware of an effective preparation strategy through which they can prepare for GATE Mechanical Engineering (ME) in 2-4 months. The following article will overview the preparation strategy for GATE Mechanical Engineering (ME) for the GATE exam while focusing on the syllabus and its division.

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GATE ME Syllabus 2022

Before moving on to the preparation strategy, it is very crucial for the students to learn about the subjects and sub-topics which are included in the GATE Mechanical Engineering (ME) syllabus. The PDF for the GATE 2022 syllabus is given in the table below: -

GATE Mechanical Engineering (ME)

GATE General Aptitude (GA)

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 could allot the time appropriately. The GATE ME division of syllabus for four months 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 is 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 2022 syllabus PDF and may be subjected 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 division of syllabus for GATE ME 2022 preparation for two months will remain 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 learnt rather than learning any new concept. The one-month revision plan for GATE ME is given below:

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

As per the GATE 2022 weightage analysis for GATE ME, while Category ‘A’ subjects consist of almost 60% of marks in GATE, Category ‘B’ subjects consists of almost 30% of marks. You can click on the given link to learn about subject wise weightage and important topics for GATE ME 2022:

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

Best Books for GATE ME 2022

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 2022 which you can consider for your preparation:

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

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

We hope that this article will help you effectively prepare for your GATE ME 2022 exam and help you score well in the exam.

Wish you All the Best!

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FAQs

Where can I practice mock tests for GATE ME?

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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 Mechanical Engineering subject for GATE ME?

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

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.

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.

When will GATE 2021 for ME be conducted?

GATE ME 2021 is scheduled to be conducted on 5th – 7th and 12th – 14th February 2021.

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