GATE + IES(ESE): Mechanical Engineering Test Series Syllabus

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Number of Tests

Topic-wise Test


Subject-wise Test


Full IES(ESE) Test


Full GATE Test


Total Number of Test


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A. Topic-wise Tests

The subjects which are common in GATE and IES(ESE) or The subjects having large topics are selected for Topic-wise Test as well as Subject-Wise Test.

Each test carries 20 Marks and consists of 13 Questions. The duration of the test will be 45 Minutes.

Type of Questions Number of Questions
1 Mark Question 6
2 Marks Question 7
Total Number of Questions 13

Subject: 1. Engineering Mechanics

Subject Test Syllabus Date of Activation
01. Free-body diagrams and equilibrium; trusses and frames; virtual work; kinematics and dynamics of particles and of rigid bodies in plane motion; impulse and momentum (linear and angular) and energy formulations, collisions. 08/07/2018

Subject: 2. Mechanics of Materials

Test No. Test Syllabus Date of Activation
02. Stress and strain, elastic constants, Poisson’s ratio; Mohr’s circle for plane stress and plane strain; thin cylinders; shear force and bending moment diagrams; strain gauges and rosettes; testing of hardness and impact strength. 11/07/2018
03. Bending and shear stresses; deflection of beams; torsion of circular shafts; Euler’s theory of columns; energy methods; thermal stresses; strain, testing of materials with universal testing machine. 14/07/2018

Subject: 3. Theory of Machines and Vibrations

Test No. Test Syllabus Date of Activation
04. Displacement, velocity and acceleration analysis of plane mechanisms; dynamic analysis of linkages, Free and forced vibration of single degree of freedom systems, effect of damping; vibration isolation; resonance; critical speeds of shafts. 17/07/2018
05. cams; gears and gear trains; flywheels and governors; balancing of reciprocating and rotating masses; gyroscope. 20/07/2018

Subject: 4. Machine Design

Test No. Test Syllabus Date of Activation

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.

07. Shafts, gears, rolling and sliding contact bearings, brakes and clutches, springs. 26/07/2018

Subject: 5. Fluid Mechanics

Test No. Test Syllabus Date of Activation
08. Fluid properties; fluid statics, manometry, buoyancy, forces on submerged bodies, stability of floating bodies; control-volume analysis of mass, momentum and energy; fluid acceleration; differential equations of continuity and momentum; 29/07/2018
09. Bernoulli’s equation; dimensional analysis; viscous flow of incompressible fluids, boundary layer, elementary turbulent flow, flow through pipes, head losses in pipes, bends and fittings. 1/08/2018

Subject: 6. Heat Transfer

Test No. Test Syllabus Date of Activation
10. Modes of heat transfer; one dimensional heat conduction, resistance concept and electrical analogy, heat transfer through fins; unsteady heat conduction, lumped parameter system, Heisler’s charts; thermal boundary layer,  dimensionless parameters in free and forced convective heat transfer, heat transfer correlations for flow over flat plates and through pipes, effect of turbulence 4/08/2018
11. Heat exchanger performance, LMTD and NTU methods; radiative heat transfer, Stefan- Boltzmann law, Wien’s displacement law, black and grey surfaces, view factors, radiation network analysis. 7/08/2018

Subject: 7. Thermodynamics

Test No. Test Syllabus Date of Activation
12. Thermodynamic systems and processes; zeroth and first laws of thermodynamics, calculation of work and heat in various processes. 10/08/2018
13. Properties of pure substances, behaviour of ideal and real gases; second law of thermodynamics; thermodynamic property charts and tables, availability and irreversibility; thermodynamic relations. 12/08/2018
14. Power Engineering: Air and gas compressors; vapour and gas power cycles, concepts of regeneration and reheat. I.C. Engines: Air-standard Otto, Diesel and dual cycles. Refrigeration and air-conditioning: Vapour and gas refrigeration and heat pump cycles; properties of moist air, psychrometric chart, basic psychrometric processes. Turbomachinery: Impulse and reaction principles, velocity diagrams, Pelton-wheel, Francis and Kaplan turbines. 14/08/2018

Subject: 8. Materials and Manufacturing

Test No. Test Syllabus Date of Activation

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

Casting, Forming and Joining Processes: Different types of castings, design of patterns, moulds and cores; solidification and cooling; riser and gating design. 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. Principles of welding, brazing, soldering and adhesive bonding.


Machining and Machine Tool Operations: Mechanics of machining; basic machine tools; 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, 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.


Subject: 9. Industrial Engineering and Operations Research

Test No. Test Syllabus Date of Activation

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 models; safety stock inventory control systems.

Operations Research: Linear programming, simplex method, transportation,

assignment, network flow models, simple queuing models, PERT and CPM.


Subject: 10. Engineering Mathematics

Test No. Test Syllabus Date of Activation

Linear Algebra: Matrix algebra, systems of linear equations, eigenvalues and eigenvectors.

Calculus: Functions of single variable, limit, continuity and differentiability, mean value theorems, indeterminate forms; evaluation of definite and improper integrals;

double and triple integrals; partial derivatives, total derivative, Taylor series (in one and two variables), maxima and minima, Fourier series; gradient, divergence and curl, vector identities, directional derivatives, line, surface and volume integrals, applications of Gauss, Stokes and Green’s theorems.

Differential equations: First order equations (linear and nonlinear); higher order linear differential equations with constant coefficients; Euler-Cauchy equation; initial and boundary value problems; Laplace transforms; solutions of heat, wave and Laplace’s equations.


Complex variables: Analytic functions; Cauchy-Riemann equations; Cauchy’s integral theorem and integral formula; Taylor and Laurent series.

Probability and Statistics: Definitions of probability, sampling theorems, conditional probability; mean, median, mode and standard deviation; random variables, binomial, Poisson and normal distributions.

Numerical Methods: Numerical solutions of linear and non-linear algebraic

equations; integration by trapezoidal and Simpson’s rules; single and multi-step methods for differential equations.


Subject: 11. General Aptitude

Test No. Test Syllabus Date of commencement
21. Verbal Ability: English grammar, sentence completion, verbal analogies, word groups, instructions, critical reasoning and verbal deduction. 28/08/2018
22. Numerical Ability: Numerical computation, numerical estimation, numerical reasoning and data interpretation. 30/08/2018


B. Subject-wise Test

Each test carries 50 Marks and consists of 30 Questions. The duration of the test will be 90 Minutes.

           Type of Questions             Number of Questions
1 Mark Question 10
2 Marks Question 20
Total Number of Questions 30
Test No. Test subject Date of Activation
23. Strength of Materials and Engg. Mechanics 16/09/2018
24. Theory of machines and vibration 23/09/2018
25. Machine Design 30/10/2018
26. Fluid Mechanics 07/10/2018
27. Heat Transfer 14/10/2018
28. Thermodynamics 21/10/2018
29. Materials and manufacturing 28/10/2018
30. Industrial Engineering and Operations Research 04/11/2018
31. Engineering Mathematics 11/11/2018
32. General Aptitude 18/11/2018
33. Engineering Materials: 22/11/2018
34. Mechatronics and Robotics 26/11/2018
35. Turbo Machinery 28/11/2018
36. Internal Combustion Engines 29/11/2018
37. Power Plant Engineering 30/11/2018
38. Renewable Sources of Energy 01/12/2018
39.  General Studies and Engineering Aptitude 05/12/2018

 C. Full Test – GATE & IES (ESE) Grand Test

1. Full ESE(IES) Test

Each test carries 300 Marks and consists of 150 Questions. The duration of the test will be 180 Minutes.

Test No. Test Date of Activation
40. ESE – 1 2/12/2018
41. ESE – 2 9/12/2018
42. ESE – 3 16/12/2018
43. ESE – 4 23/12/2018

2. Full GATE Test

Each test carries 100 Marks and consists of 65 Questions. The duration of the test will be 180 Minutes.

Test No. Test Date of Activation
44. GATE -1 2/12/2018
45. GATE -2 9/12/2018
46. GATE -3 16/12/2018
47. GATE -4 23/12/2018
48. GATE -5 30/12/2018

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