GATE Syllabus for Mechanical Engineering (ME) 2018

Aspirants appearing and preparing for GATE 2018 exam can check the GATE Mechanical Engineering 2018 syllabus & pattern of exam for better preparation. By analyzing the syllabus and exam pattern will help the students to tackle the types of questions which will be asked. GATE candidates can prepare with current Mechanical Engineering syllabus and do not miss any important topics related to the examination.

As per the current pattern, the GATE syllabus for ME 2018 is divided into 4 Sections:

  1. Engineering Mathematics
  2. Applied Mechanics & Design
  3. Fluid Mechanics & Thermal Sciences and Materials
  4. Manufacturing & Industrial Engineering

As we all know that the Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering authorities announced the GATE 2018 exam will be conducted on 3-4 Feb and 10-11 Feb in online mode. So, it is recommended to candidates to check below and prepare as per the GATE ME syllabus and pattern of the exam.

Know the GATE Syllabus Mechanical Engineering 2018

Sr. No Section-wise syllabus


Engineering Mathematics


Differential equations

Linear Algebra

Complex variables

Numerical Methods

Probability and Statistics


Applied Mechanics & Design

Mechanics of Materials

Engineering Mechanics

Theory of Machines

Machine Design



Fluid Mechanics & Thermal Sciences

Fluid Mechanics


Heat Transfer



Materials, Manufacturing & Industrial Engineering

Casting, Forming and Joining Processes

Engineering Materials

Machining and Machine Tool Operations

Computer Integrated Manufacturing

Metrology and Inspection

Production Planning and Control

Operations Research

Inventory Control

Know about GATE Exam Pattern 2018 for ME

  • Aspirants appearing for GATE 2018 will get 3 hours to attempt 65 questions in online mode.
  • There will be two types of questions in the exam, one in the form of MCQs (Multiple Choice Questions) and another in NAT’s form (Numerical Answer Types).
  •  There is also will be negative marking for Multiple Choice Questions.

GATE Cutoff 2018 for Mechanical Engineering

The cutoff of GATE 2018 for ME is the minimum marks required to qualify in the entrance exam and this will be released with the entrance exam results. Also, it is observed that the GATE 2018 Cut-Off for ME will differ from category to category & institute to institute.

Students can check the previous year’s GATE cut-off list for ME, will help to analyze and estimate the upcoming GATE exam cutoff.

Previous Year’s GATE Cutoff for ME

Year General OBC SC/ST/PD
2013 25 22.25 16.67
2014 28.86 25.97 19.24
2015 32.73 29.46 21.82
2016 29.6 26.6 19.7
2017 32.87 29 21

GATE aspirants can check the reference book for GATE Mechanical Engineering preparation.

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