GATE Mechanical Engineering

Career Avenues GATE Courses for Mechanical Engineering (ME branch)
No. 1 institute for GATE Mechanical.
Over 100 students get admission into IITs/IISc
in GATE 2014, 2015 and 2016


Career Avenues conducts Classroom Program for General Aptitude, Engineering Mathematics and Mechanical Core Topics at all our offices. Please contact the office closest to you for fees and batch details.

Career Avenues Classes are designed to ensure an optimum mix of theoretical learning and problem solving. We aim to overall spend atleast 50% of the class time in question solving, and cover atleast 5 years of past GATE questions in class.

Our faculties are all from IIT or IISc with a top GATE score.

All India Telephone Number (Call/SMS/Whatsapp): 0-99304 06349


The postal course comprises theory booklets in the areas of general aptitude, engineering mathematics and  all Mechanical Engineering technical areas as per GATE syllabus + Past GATE questions+ Free Online Test Series (100 section tests and 15 Mock GATE tests).

Comprises theory and questions in Strength of Material, Engineering Mechanics, Thermodynamics and Applications, Manufacturing Processes, Fluid Mechanics, Heat Transfer, Machine Design, TOM, etc.

Upgrade anytime to Combo course or Classroom course by paying difference in fees

Study material made by IITians and GATE toppers. Revised this year as per latest GATE pattern.

Course Fee:
a) Printed Books : Rs. 10,000
b) Books (Soft copy on Pen Drive): Rs. 6000
c) Books (Soft copy online) : Rs. 5000

See sample material below.

Also see details of our most popular course : Postal course + VDO lecture combo course


Postal Course (with Test Series):

a) Printed Format: Rs. 10000            
b) Pen Drive (Soft copy): Rs. 6000           
c) Online (Soft copy): Rs. 5000

VDO Lectures (with Test Series):

d) GATE Drive (No internet required): Rs. 7500          

e) Online (Requires internet): Rs. 6000

Combo (Postal + VDO with Test Series): Most Popular

a+d: Rs. 14000          a+e: Rs. 12500           

b+d: Rs. 11000         c+e: Rs. 9000 

Online Test Series: Rs. 3000

Discounts are on all courses (except test series) and are based on Past GATE performance

  • Below AIR 5000: Rs. 2000
  • Below AIR 10000: Rs. 1500
  • Below AIR 15000: Rs. 1000
  • Below AIR 25000: Rs. 750
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VDO Lecture Course (GATE Drive)

The VDO Lectures comprise all areas of general aptitude, engineering mathematics and core Mechanical areas as per GATE syllabus.

GATE Drive is a secure pen drive and can work on any laptop or PC on any operating system. Internet not required.

Over 150 hours of VDO lectures by our classroom faculty.

Learn Core Mechanical concepts from IITians.

Free Online Test Series (100 section tests and 15 Mock GATE tests)

Upgrade anytime to Combo course or Classroom course by paying difference in fees

Course Fee: Rs. 7500 (for latest GATE validity)

GATE Drive Extended validity : Rs. 2000 per year

Combo Course (Postal + VDO Lectures)

Most popular GATE prep program in the country. Postal Course + VDO Lectures!!

Comprehensive preparation. Almost as good as a classroom.

Upgrade anytime to Classroom course by paying difference in fees.

Course Fee (Printed Books and VDO Lectures on Pen Drive): Rs. 14000 (A discount of Rs. 3500 from the individual prices of postal course and GATE Drive)

Course Fee (Printed Books and Online VDO Lectures: Rs. 12500 (A discount of Rs. 3500 from the individual prices of postal course and Online VDOs)

Note: See more lower fees Combo course options under Course Fees box.

Test Series (Online)

100 section tests covering all areas of GATE including Mechanical Engineering technical, Math and General aptitude, including past GATE questions.

15 full length GATE mock tests

All questions with detailed explanatory answers

Online Test platform just like GATE with Virtual Calculator and Automated Strength/Weakness Analysis.

Can be downloaded as an App on Smartphones too.

Rated best test platform in India.

Course Fee: Rs. 3000

Past GATE Results (Mech Branch)
You require 98 percentile to get into top IITs.

99.97 percentile: Sooraj
99.47 percentile: Rahul
99.70 percentile: Shrishail
99.63 percentile: Peter
98.37 percentile: Nairit
99.80 percentile: Vyankatesh
99.47 percentile: Parth
99.08 percentile: Arpita
99.10 percentile: Gururajan

Faculty Profile (Mech Branch)

26 active ME faculty from IITs and IISc

IIT Mumbai – 14, IISc – 6, IIT Chennai – 3, IIT Kgp – 1, IIT Delhi – 2.

Faculty top GATE rank of AIR 3.

GATE Math of Mechanical Engineering
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Syllabus for Mechanical Engineering (ME)


Linear Algebra: Matrix algebra, Systems of linear equations, Eigen values and eigen vectors.

Calculus: Functions of single variable, Limit, continuity and differentiability, Mean value theorems, Evaluation of definite and improper integrals, Partial derivatives, Total derivative, Maxima and minima, Gradient, Divergence and Curl, Vector identities, Directional derivatives, Line, Surface and Volume integrals, Stokes, Gauss and Green’s theorems.

Differential equations: First order equations (linear and nonlinear), Higher order linear differential equations with constant coefficients, Cauchy’s and Euler’s equations, Initial and boundary value problems, Laplace transforms, Solutions of one dimensional heat and wave equations and Laplace equation.

Complex variables: Analytic functions, Cauchy’s integral theorem, Taylor and Laurent series.

Probability and Statistics: Definitions of probability and sampling theorems, Conditional probability, Mean, median, mode and standard deviation, Random variables, Poisson,Normal and Binomial distributions.

Numerical Methods: Numerical solutions of linear and non-linear algebraic equations Integration by trapezoidal and Simpson’s rule, single and multi-step methods for differential equations.


Engineering Mechanics: Free body diagrams and equilibrium; trusses and frames; virtual work; kinematics and dynamics of particles and of rigid bodies in plane motion, including impulse and momentum (linear and angular) and energy formulations; impact.

Strength of Materials: Stress and strain, stress-strain relationship and elastic constants, Mohr’s circle for plane stress and plane strain, thin cylinders; shear force and bending moment diagrams; bending and shear stresses; deflection of beams; torsion of circular shafts; Euler’s theory of columns; strain energy methods; thermal stresses.

Theory of Machines: Displacement, velocity and acceleration analysis of plane mechanisms; dynamic analysis of slider-crank mechanism; gear trains; flywheels.

Vibrations: Free and forced vibration of single degree of freedom systems; effect of damping; vibration isolation; resonance, critical speeds of shafts.

Design: Design for static and dynamic loading; failure theories; fatigue strength and the S-N diagram; principles of the design of machine elements such as bolted, riveted and welded joints, shafts, spur gears, rolling and sliding contact bearings, brakes and clutches.


Fluid Mechanics: Fluid properties; fluid statics, manometry, buoyancy; control-volume analysis of mass, momentum and energy; fluid acceleration; differential equations of continuity and momentum; Bernoulli’s equation; viscous flow of incompressible fluids; boundary layer; elementary turbulent flow; flow through pipes, head losses in pipes, bends etc.

Heat-Transfer: Modes of heat transfer; one dimensional heat conduction, resistance concept, electrical analogy, unsteady heat conduction, fins; dimensionless parameters in free and forced convective heat transfer, various correlations for heat transfer in flow over flat plates and through pipes; thermal boundary layer; effect of turbulence; radiative heat transfer, black and grey surfaces, shape factors, network analysis; heat exchanger performance, LMTD and NTU methods.

Thermodynamics:Zeroth, First and Second laws of thermodynamics; thermodynamic system and processes; Carnot cycle.irreversibility and availability; behaviour of ideal and real gases, properties of pure substances, calculation of work and heat in ideal processes; analysis of thermodynamic cycles related to energy conversion.

Applications:Power Engineering: Steam Tables, Rankine, Brayton cycles with regeneration and reheat. I.C. Engines: air-standard Otto, Diesel cycles. Refrigeration and air-conditioning: Vapour refrigeration cycle, heat pumps, gas refrigeration, Reverse Brayton cycle; moist air: psychrometric chart, basic psychrometric processes. Turbomachinery:Pelton-wheel, Francis and Kaplan turbines — impulse and reaction principles, velocity diagrams.


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

Metal Casting: Design of patterns, moulds and cores; solidification and cooling; riser and gating design, design considerations.

Forming: Plastic deformation and yield criteria; fundamentals of hot and cold working processes; load estimation for bulk (forging, rolling, extrusion, drawing) and sheet (shearing, deep drawing, bending) metal forming processes; principles of powder metallurgy.

Joining: Physics of welding, brazing and soldering; adhesive bonding; design considerations in welding.

Machining and Machine Tool Operations: Mechanics of machining, single and multi-point cutting tools, tool geometry and materials, tool life and wear; economics of machining; principles of non-traditional machining processes; principles of work holding, principles of design of jigs and fixtures

Metrology and Inspection: Limits, fits and tolerances; linear and angular measurements; comparators; gauge design; interferometry; form and finish measurement; alignment and testing methods; tolerance analysis in manufacturing and assembly.

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

Production Planning and Control: Forecasting models, aggregate production planning, scheduling, materials requirement planning.

Inventory Control: Deterministic and probabilistic models; safety stock inventory control systems.

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


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More Information (Mechanical)


2014 paper2014 Answer Key

2013 Paper2013 Answer key

Number of GATE Takers

Some key statistics about GATE – ME

Number of Test Takers 2011 : 81175

Number of Test Takers 2012 : 112320

Number of Test Takers 2013 : 165814

Number of Test Takers 2014 : 185578

GATE 2014: Qualifying marks

General: 28.86, Qualifying marks OBC: 25.97, Qualifying marks SC/ST/PWD:19.24