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GATE 2023 Mechanical Engineering (ME) Subject Wise Weightage, Marks, Best Books

Sakunth Kumar
Sakunth KumarUpdated On: August 29, 2022 01:49 pm IST | GATE

Mechanical Engineering is the most opted paper in the GATE examination. Check GATE Mechanical Engineering (ME) 2023 subject-wise weightage, important topics and the list of best books for GATE 2023 ME preparation here. 

GATE 2023 Mechanical Engineering Subject Wise Weightage

GATE ME 2023- Mechanical Engineering is one of the most competitive papers in the GATE 2023 examination. Every year, more than 1 lakh students opt for ME in GATE. First, candidates preparing for the GATE 2023 exam must note that there won't be any changes in the exam pattern, and the question paper will follow the existing pattern. If you are looking for subject-wise weightage and marks for GATE Mechanical Engineering, you have landed at the right place. The analysis given below will help you in figuring out the most important topics in ME and plan your exam preparation accordingly.

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GATE 2023 Mechanical Category ‘A’ Subjects and Weightage

In order to help the aspirants to have a systematic preparation plan for GATE ME 2023, we have categorized the subjects along with marks weightage. The Category ‘A’ subjects along with marks weightage can be checked here -

Name of the Subject

Marks

Engineering Mathematics

15

General Aptitude

15

Production Engineering

15

Strength of Materials

08

Theory of Machine

08

Division of Topics for GATE 2023 ME Engineering Mathematics

Even though Engineering Mathematics is only for 15 marks, the questions are asked from different topics that fall under this subject. Therefore, the candidates are advised to focus on the following topics to achieve 15/15.

Linear Algebra

Calculus

Differential Equation

Complex Variable

Probability and Statics

Numerical Method

Type of Questions: Most of the questions that are asked on this subject are formula based.

GATE 2023 ME General Aptitude

General Aptitude is one of the simple sections in GATE 2023, and the candidates can easily achieve 12 out of 15 marks in this section. Please note that this subject also carries 15 marks and is important in deciding your overall performance.

Division of Topics and Weightage for GATE 2023 ME Production Engineering Subject

Production Engineering is also one of the important subjects in GATE 2023 ME, and the candidates must give equal importance to the same. This subject carries 15 marks weightage. The candidates will have to focus on the following topics to achieve maximum marks in this subject.

Name of the Topic

Weightage (Marks)

Metal Cutting

2

Machine Tool Operations

2

Metal Casting

2

Metal Forming

2 to 4

Metrology and Inspection

2 to 3

Joining Process

2 to 4

Non-Conventional Machining Process

2

Materials Science

-

Division of Topics and Weightage for GATE 2023 ME Strength of Materials Subject

The total weightage for the Strength of Materials subject of GATE 2023 ME is 8 to 10 marks. In order to achieve maximum marks in this subject, the candidates will have to focus on the following topics -

Name of the Topic

Weightage (Marks)

Simple Stress and Strain

2

SFD and BMD

2

Slope and Deflection

2

Bending Theory

2

Torsion Theory

-

Thin Cylinder

-

Column

-

Principal Stresses

1

Division of Topics and Syllabus for GATE 2023 ME Theory of Machine Subject

The total weightage for the Theory of Machine subject in GATE 2023 ranges from 8 to 10 marks. In order to achieve the maximum marks in this subject, the candidates will have to focus on the following topics -

Name of the Topic

Weightage (Marks)

DOF

2

Gear and Gear Train

2

Displacement, Velocity and Acceleration Analysis

2

Vibration

2

Flywheel and Governors

2

GATE 2023 Mechanical Category ‘B’ Subjects and Weightage

While Category ‘A’ subjects contribute to almost 60% of marks in GATE, Category ‘B’ subjects account for almost 30% of marks. The following subjects fall under the category ‘B’ of GATE 2023 Mechanical Engineering -

Name of the Subject

Weightage (Marks)

Fluid Mechanics

5 to 7

Machine Design

5

Industrial Engineering

5 to 7

Engineering Mechanics

4

Thermodynamics

5 to 7

Heat Transfer

5

GATE 2023 Mechanical Engineering Category ‘C’ Subjects and Weightage

The Category ‘C’ subjects of GATE 2023 Mechanical Engineering account for 4 marks and the candidates will have to focus on the following subjects to achieve full marks.

Name of the Subject

Weightage (Marks)

Power Plan Engineering

-

RAC

2

IC Engine

2

GATE 2023 Mechanical Engineering Category ‘D’ Subjects and Weightage

The Category ‘D’ subjects of GATE 2023 Mechanical Engineering account for 4 marks. The candidates will have to focus on the following subjects to achieve full marks.

Name of the Subject

Weightage (Marks)

Material Science

2

Hydraulic Machines

2

The candidates must note that the revision of the above topics for 5 to 7 times is necessary to achieve the best score. In order to enhance your preparation, you can check the list of best books for GATE ME preparation here.

Best Books for GATE Mechanical Engineering 2023

Here is the list of best books for GATE Mechanical Engineering 2023-

Name of the Book

Author

Engineering Mechanics

RK Rajput

Engineering Mathematics

UC Jindal

Mechanics of Materials

Beer & Johnson

Mechanics of Materials

BC Punima

Mechanical Vibrations

GC Grover

Theory of Mechanisms and Machines

A Ghosh and AK Malik

A Text-Book of Fluid Mechanics

RK Bansal

Design of Machine Elements

VB Bhandari

Fluid Mechanics - Fundamentals and Applications

Cengel & Cimbala

Heat Transfer (Revised Edition)

JP Holman

Power Plan Engineering

PK Nag

Internal Combustion Engines

V Ganesan

Refrigeration and Air Conditioning

CP Arora

Manufacturing Engineering and Technology

Kalpakjian

Operation Research

Kanti Swarup

You can get these books from all the leading bookstores or e-commerce portals. If you are in the final year of B.Tech, you can also visit your college library for these books.

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We hope that the above analysis of GATE 2023 Mechanical Engineering subject-wise weightage shall help you in preparing for the exam effectively. Please note that GATE 2023 requires at least three to six months of extensive preparation.

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