Here is the Syllabus for GATE Mechanical Engineering Exam 2023

  • 29 Aug, 2022
  • Sudharsan T
Here is the Syllabus for GATE Mechanical Engineering Exam 2023

If you are preparing for the upcoming GATE Mechanical exam, one of the crucial aspects you need to know is the syllabus. The GATE syllabus will be planned and released by the conducting authority, IIT Kanpur.

From this blog, applicants can check the complete GATE Mechanical syllabus along with the exam particulars. GATE applicants can also download the PDF of the GATE mechanical syllabus for reference.

1. GATE 2023 Mechanical Engineering Exam Pattern

Applicants must know the exam pattern along with the GATE ME 2023 syllabus. The GATE ME exam is conducted for 3 hours, and it is a computer-based test. You can check the overall exam pattern from the table given below.

GATE Mechanical Engineering Exam Particulars


Exam Mode

Computer-Based Test

Total Questions


Total Marks


Question Types


Exam Duration

3 Hours (180 Minutes)

Sectional Types

3 (General Aptitude, Engineering Mathematics, Mechanical Engineering Topics)

Section-wise Weightage

General Aptitude - 15 Marks
Engineering Mathematics - 13 Marks
Mechanical Engineering Subjects - 72 Marks

Marking Scheme

1/2 Marks for each correct answer

2. GATE Mechanical Engineering Syllabus for 2023

Given below is the detailed information on GATE 2023 ME syllabus.

GATE Mechanical Engineering Sections


Engineering Mathematics

Linear Algebra

Differential Equations


Complex Variables

Probability & Statistics

Numerical Methods.

Applied Mechanics and Design

Engineering Mechanics: Friction and its applications including rolling friction, clutches, wedge, belt-pulley, screw jack, brakes, vehicles, etc.; Free-body diagrams and equilibrium; kinematics and dynamics of rigid bodies in plane motion; trusses and frames; virtual work; impulse and momentum (linear and angular) and energy formulations; Machine Design Theory of Machines, Mechanics of Materials, Vibrations; Lagrange's equation.

Mechanics of Materials: Mohr's circle for a plane, plane strain, and stress; Poisson's ratio, elastic constants, stress, and strain; bending moment diagrams and shear force; thin cylinders; bending and

shear stresses; deflection of beams; concept of shear centre; torsion of circular shafts; energy methods; strain gauges and rosettes; thermal stresses; Euler's theory of columns; testing of hardness and impact strength; testing of materials with the universal testing machine.

Theory of Machines: Velocity, displacement, and acceleration analysis of plane mechanisms; flywheels and governors; dynamic analysis of linkages; cams; balancing of reciprocating and rotating masses; gears and gear trains; gyroscope; Vibrations: Effect of damping, free and forced vibration of single degree of freedom systems; critical speeds of shafts; vibration isolation; resonance.

Machine Design: Fatigue strength and the SN diagram; principles of the design of machine elements such as welded joints, bolted, and riveted; Design for static and dynamic loading; failure theories; sliding contact bearings, shafts, rolling, brakes and clutches, springs, gears.             

Fluid Mechanics and Thermal Sciences

Fluid Mechanics: Forces on submerged bodies, fluid statics, stability of floating bodies; Fluid properties; control-volume analysis of mass, energy, and momentum; differential equations of continuity and momentum; fluid acceleration; basics of compressible fluid flow; Bernoulli's equation; dimensional analysis; a viscous flow of incompressible fluids, elementary turbulent flow, boundary layer, head losses in pipes, flow through bends, pipes, and fittings.

Heat Transfer: One-dimensional heat conduction, heat transfer through fins, resistance concept, and electrical analogy; Modes of heat transfer; Heisler's charts, unsteady heat conduction, lumped parameter system; heat transfer correlations for flow over flat plates and through pipes, thermal boundary layer, effect of turbulence, dimensionless parameters in free and forced convective heat transfer; NTU and LMTD methods, heat exchanger performance; Wien's displacement law, radiative heat transfer, Stefan-Boltzmann law, radiation network analysis, black and grey surfaces, view factors.

Thermodynamics: Properties of pure substances, behavior of ideal and real gases; Thermodynamic systems and processes; calculation of work and heat in various processes, zeroth and first laws of thermodynamics; second law of thermodynamics; thermodynamic relations; availability and irreversibility, thermodynamic property charts and tables.

Applications: Turbomachinery: Pelton-wheel, Impulse and reaction principles, Kaplan turbines, velocity diagrams, and Francis; Power Engineering: Air and gas compressors; steam and gas turbines; vapour and gas power cycles, concepts of regeneration and reheat. I.C. Engines: Dual cycles, Air-standard Otto, Diesel. properties of moist air, psychrometric chart, basic psychrometric processes; Refrigeration and air-conditioning: Vapour and gas refrigeration and heat pump cycles

Materials, Manufacturing, and Industrial Engineering

Engineering Materials: Structure and properties of engineering materials, stress-strain diagrams for engineering materials, heat treatment phase diagrams.

Casting, Forming and Joining Processes: Solidification and cooling; riser and gating design. Different types of molds, design of patterns, castings, and cores; fundamentals of hot and cold working processes; Plastic deformation and yield criteria. metal forming processes, load estimation for bulk (rolling, forging, drawing, extrusion) and sheet (drawing, shearing, deep bending); Principles of adhesive bonding, welding, soldering, brazing; principles of powder metallurgy.

Machining and Machine Tool Operations: Single and multi-point cutting tools, tool life and wear, tool geometry and materials; Economics of machining; Mechanics of machining; basic machine tools; principles of jigs, work holding, and fixtures; abrasive machining processes; principles of non-traditional machining processes; CNC programming and NC/CNC machines.

Metrology and Inspection: Linear and angular measurements; Limits, fits, and tolerances; comparators; alignment and testing methods; interferometry; form and finish measurement; concepts of a coordinate-measuring machine (CMM); tolerance analysis in manufacturing and assembly.

Computer Integrated Manufacturing: Additive manufacturing; Basic concepts of CAD/CAM and their integration tools.

Production Planning and Control: Aggregate production planning, forecasting models, materials requirement planning scheduling; lean manufacturing.

Inventory Control: Safety stock inventory control systems.

Deterministic models.

Operations Research: Linear programming, simplex method, transportation, simple queuing models, assignment, network flow models, PERT, and CPM.

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