GATE 2015: Books for Mechanical Engineering

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Gate 2015:

It is an Acronym for Gradual Aptitude Test for Engineering

About GATE:

It is an Engineering Entrance Examination, which is Jointly Conducted by The Indian Institute of Sciences (all 8 of them) and the Indian Institute of Technology(all 7 of them). This exam is conducted by these Institutes on behalf of the National Coordination Board, Department of Higher Education, Ministry of Human Resource Development, Government of India.

It is an Engineering Entrance Examination, which is conducted across India for admitting students to Public Institutes such as the Indian Institute of Technology (IITs) and the Indian Institute of Science (IISs). All admissions to these institutes are based upon the GATE Scores of the Candidate. GATE Scores of all the candidates would be valid for a period of 3 years from the date of the Announcement of the Results.

Therefore, it is very essential for the Candidate, to score well in the GATE Examinations. These GATE Score are not only used for the purpose of admitting students to University but even Blue Chip Listed Corporations having being using them for employing Engineering Graduated for Amateur Level Positions.

Some of the above Organisations that have been known to use GATE Score are Indian Oil Corporation, Power Grid, National Thermal Power Corporation, Bharat Heavy Electricals Ltd.

Eligibility Criteria for GATE 2015:

A Bachelors Degree in Engineering or Technology or Architecture, including  all those who are in their final year of the Bachelors Degree.
A Masters Degree in Mathematics, Science, Statistics or Computer Applications, including  all those who are in their final year of these programs.
Candidates who have passed out their second year and above in any Masters Degree such as (Post M.Sc. or M. Computer Science).
Candidates who possess qualifications which are approved by the AICTE and the UPSC and other professional bodies.

Subjects for the GATE 2015 Examination:

Examinations are held in all the 22 Disciplines of Engineering, please visit this link mentioned here

Duration of the Examination:

The duration of the examination is for 3 hours and 65 questions are asked, the total comprising of about 100 marks.

Nature of the Examination:

This aptitude test comprises of both Numerical and Multiple Choice Answers.

Multiple Choice Alternatives: Just like the famous Game Show “Kaun Banega Crorepati”, where there is one question and 4 alternatives and the Candidate has to select the correct Alternative.

The Numerical Questions: These questions involve tedious & Complex Practical Numericals, have no alternatives (like MCQs) and they  have to be solved manually by the candidate.

Online Mode: however from the year 2014, these exams have to be taken online and the candidate can see the questions in a sequence on the computer screen. The candidates are also provided with an answer sheet so as to answer the questions, together with additional rough working paper for computation purposes.

Books for Mechanical Engineering: GATE 2015:

The following list given below is the exhaustive list of books that come highly recommended for the GATE 2015 Mechanical Engineering.

(a)Topic: Strength of Materials:
Strength of Materials by Ramamrutham
Introduction to Strength of Materials by U.C.Jindal

(b)Topic: Operations Research:
Operations Research by A.M.Natrajan
Operations Research by Natrajan Balasubramni
Operations Research by Mahajan & Mahajan

(c)Topic: Industrial Engineering:
Industrial Engineering & Management by O.P.Khanna
Modern Production/Operational Management by Buffa Saren

(d)Topic: Production Engineering:
A Textbook of Production Engineering
Manufacturing Technology by P.N. Rao
Manufacturing Science by Amitabh Ghosh & A K Malik
Manufacturing Process by Raghuwanshi

(6)Topic: Material Science:
Material Science & Engineering- An Introduction by Callister
Engineering Material Science & Metallurgy by I.P.Singh

(f)Topic: Machine Design:
Machine Design by Joseph Edward Singhley
Design of Machine Elements 3E by V.P. Bhandari

(g)Topic: Mechanical Vibrations:
Mechanical Vibrations by V.P.Singh
Mechanical Vibrations by G.K Grover

(h)Topic: Theory of Machines:
Theory of Machines by Rattan
Theory of Machines by Thomas Bevan

(i)Topic: Fluid Machinery:
Fluid Mechanics & Hydraulics by Jagdish Lal
A Textbook on Machines by R.K. Bansal

(j)Topic: Refrigeration & Air Conditioning:
Refrigeration & Air Conditioning by C.P.Arora
Courses in Refrigeration & Air Conditioning by Domkundwar
A Textbook of Fluid Mechanics & Hydraulic Machines R.K.Bansal

(k)Topic: Heat Transfer:
Heat & Mass Transfer by D.S. Kumar
Heat Transfer Si Units by Holman
Fundamentals of Heat & Mass Transfer by R.C. Sachdeva

(m)Topic: Compressible Flow:
Fundamentals of Topic: Compressible Flow by S.M.Yahya
Gas Dynamics by E. Rathakrisnan

(n)Topic: Fluid Mechanics:
Fluid Mechanics & Fluid Power Engineering by D.S.Kumar
Engineering Fluid Mechanics by K.L. Kumar
Fluid Mechanics by Yunus A Cengel, John M Cimbala
Fluid Mechanics Sie by Frank M White

(o)Topic: Gas Turbine & Propulsive Systems:
Gas Turbine & Propulsive Systems by P.R.Khajuria, S.P.Dubey
Gas Turbine Theory by Cohen

(p)Topic: I.C. Engine:
Course in Internal Combustion Engines by M.L. Mathur, R.P.Sharma

(q)Topic: Thermodynamics:
Engineering Thermodynamics by P,K.Nag
Thermodynamics An Engineers Approach by Yunus A Cengel, Michael A Boles

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