Most preferred GATE Books for Mechanical Engineering graduates

After concluding the graduation, mainstream Engineering graduates cherry picks Public Sector Undertaking (PSU) companies to live up to their dream of serving in the government sector. Now to transfigure this dream into reality, the students need to appear and qualify Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering (GATE) examination. The reason for the prior statement is that more or less every PSU utilizes the GATE scorecard to carry on their recruitment process. To succeed GATE, the students need proper guidance, and for proper guidance, they need good books. There are countless GATE books available in the market and students at all times gets topsy-turvy which book to skim off. Henceforth every so often they end up buying wrong books.

Therefore, here we are to give all those muddled students slight relief. After seeking through several websites, we have filtered few but important books for mechanical engineers to get ready for GATE.

NameSubjectDescriptionLink to Buy
Thermodynamics by P. K. Nag
ThermodynamicsThe best choice on thermodynamics for GATE mechanical engineering aspirants by P.K.Nag. This most well-known book amid Mechanical Engineering student covers all the relevant topics of thermodynamics in quite an impressive way. Hence, if you want to give the correct answer to all the questions related to thermodynamics, this is the book you all are searching.
Introduction to Fluid Mechanics and Fluid Machines by S. K. SomFluid MechanicsIf you want to be well-versed in all the areas of Fluid Mechanics, then this book by S. K. Som will certainly not disappoint you. S. K. Som is fluid Mechanics Professor at IIT Kharagpur who is very popular among students for his great grab on concepts. You can even watch his lectures on Fluid Mechanics on NPTEL.
Design of Machine Elements by V. B. BhandariMachine DesignSometimes often termed as Mechanical Design, Machine Design is one of the most crucial topics of Engineering Design. There are numerous books on Machine Design, but Design of Machine Elements by V.B.Bhandari is the book that we recommend to the students. All the chapters are simple, crisp and coherent casing all the theoretical portions of machine design.
Strength of Materials (Part 1) & Strength of Materials (Part 2) by Stephen TimoshenkoStrength of MaterialsThese two on the strength of Materials are the top-notch choice amongst student written by the father of modern Engineering Mechanics, Stephen Prokopovych Timoshenko.
Quantitative Aptitude by Dr. R. S. AgarwalAptitude & ReasoningThe most popular among students of any stream, any field, and any degree courses. It was brought into being by the most famous professor of India, Dr. R. S. Agarwal. So we don’t consider there is any need for an introduction to this book.
Fundamentals of Engineering Heat and Mass Transfer by R. C. SachdevaHeat TransferDr. R.C.Sachdeva, former professor of Mechanical Engineering and former Head of Department of Mechanical Engineering at Delhi Technological University, authored this. This will, without a doubt, help you in understanding the phenomena of heat transfer and mass transfer and likewise identify the similarities between them.
Industrial Engineering and Management by O. P. KhannaIndustrial EngineeringIt is by O. P. Khanna covers all the areas of Industrial Engineering in its 39 chapters. Exceptional theory and perfect examples are the USP of this book.
Theory of Machines by S. S. RattanTheory of Machines & VibrationThis book comprises detail analysis on Kinematics and Dynamics of Machinery. The book covers all the topics with the detailed approach, well-labelled diagrams, and perfect examples.
Refrigeration and Air Conditioning by C.P. AroraRefrigerationThis book shelters a broad range of areas. To name few chapters comprises the history of refrigeration, brief on laws of thermodynamics, heat exchange, Carnot cycle, vapour absorption system, ejector-compression system, etc. The book also includes nearly 150 solved examples and 160 practice problems.
Manufacturing Science by Amitabha Ghosh and Ashok Kumar MalikManufacturing ProcessBeing brought on paper by two former professors of IIT Amitabha Ghosh and Ashok Kumar Malik, this book fills the void of a good book on the manufacturing process. The chapter includes the manufacturing properties of various materials, manufacturing processes, and manufacturing technologies.
Internal Combustion Engine by M. L. Mathur & R.P.SharmaCombustionMost acclaimed book if you want to know the whole enchilada about Internal Combustion Engine. The book encompasses all the vital areas such as 4-stroke engines, 2-stroke engines, ignition, lubrication, cylinder configuration and much more.


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