GATE Mechanical 2021: Exam Date, Syllabus, Books, Previous Papers

GATE Mechanical (ME) 2021: Exam Dates, Eligibility, Syllabus, Books, Papers

Updated: 14.09.2020

GATE Mechanical Notice 2021 Released. IIT Bombay will conduct GATE Mechanical Examination 2021. Check out all important exam details such as the syllabus, examination pattern, eligibility criteria, details of the application form and how to prepare for the GATE ME exam.

GATE Mechanical 2021 Exam Details

Check GATE Mechanical 2021 details such as exam date, apply online, eligibility, selection, syllabus, exam pattern, admit card, books, notes, previous year papers, cut off and result.

GATE Mechanical Exam Dates 2021

The dates for the GATE 2021 Exam were released now. All the important dates related to the exam are updated here.

Events GATE ME Exam Date
GATE ME Notification Date
07 August 2020
GATE ME Online Application Form
14 September 2020
Last Date to Apply Online
30 September 2020
Last Date to Apply with Late Fees
07 October 2020
Last Date for Change of Exam City
13 November 2020
GATE ME Admit Card 2021
08 January 2021
GATE ME Exam Date 2021
05th to 07th & 12th to 14th February 2021
GATE ME Answer Key
03rd week of February 2021
GATE Result Date
22 March 2021

GATE Mechanical Apply Online 2021

The last date of the GATE ME application is 30 September 2020. The extended timeline for filling out the application form for GATE Mechanical 2021 Examination along with the late fee is 7 October 2020.

GATE Online Application Processing System (GOAPS)

GATE Mechanical Eligibility Criteria 2021

GATE Mechanical 2021 eligibility has been relaxed. Applicants must check in detail GATE Mechanical eligibility criteria 2021 before proceeding with the application form. The GATE Mechanical eligibility includes details on the education qualification, the age limit, the current year of graduation.

1. An applicant studying in the 3rd or higher years of any UG degree is eligible to appear for GATE-2021 examination.

2. Also, Candidates who have completed any degree program in Engineering / Technology / Architecture / Science / Commerce / Arts are eligible to apply.

Criteria Eligibility


  • Indian nationality candidates will be eligible

  • Candidates from other than India will be also eligible

Age Limit

There is no age limit

The GATE Mechanical 2021 educational qualification is shown in a table format below. Details on each degree, the expected year of completion and the year in which students are eligible.

Degree Examination

B.E./ B.Tech./ B.Pharma

Bachelor’s degree in Engineering/ Technology (4 years after 10+2 or 3 years after B.Sc./ Diploma in Engineering/ Technology)

B. Arch.

Bachelor’s degree in Architecture

B.Sc. (Research)/B.Sc.

Bachelor’s degree in Science

M. Sc./M.A./MCA or equivalent

Master’s degree in any branch of Science/ Mathematics/Statistics/Computer Applications or Equivalent Degree

Integrated M.E/M.Tech (Post-B.Sc.)

Post-B.Sc. Integrated Master’s degree programs in Engineering / Technology (Four-year program)

Integrated M.E./M.Tech or Dual Degree (after Diploma or 10+2)

Integrated Master’s degree program or Dual Degree program in Engineering / Technology (Five-year program)

Integrated M.Sc/Integrated B.Sc.-M.Sc.

Integrated M.Sc. or Five years integrated B. Sc./M.Sc. program

Professional Society Examination (equivalent to B.E./B.Tech./B.Arch.)

B.E./B.Tech./B.Arch. equivalent examinations of Professional Societies, recognized by MHRD/ UPSC/ AICTE (e.g., AMIE by Institution of Engineers-India, AMICE by the Institute of Civil Engineers-India)

GATE Mechanical Syllabus 2021

It is very important to understand the entire GATE Mechanical 2021 Examination pattern in order to crack the GATE Mechanical exam. The IIT Bombay revised the GATE Syllabus 2021 for various subjects. You must take note and ensure that you understand the syllabus in a comprehensive manner.

To make your task easier, here is the detailed GATE Mechanical syllabus.

Section Topics
Engineering Mathematics Linear Algebra, Calculus, Differential Equations, Complex Variables, Probability and Statistics, Numerical Methods,
Applied Mechanics and Design Engineering Mechanics, Mechanics of Materials, Theory of Machines, Vibrations, Machine Design
Fluid Mechanics and Thermal Sciences Fluid Mechanics, Heat-Transfer, Thermodynamics, Applications,
Materials, Manufacturing and Industrial Engineerings Engineering Materials, Casting, Forming and Joining Processes, Machining and Machine Tool Operations, Metrology and Inspection, Computer Integrated Manufacturing, Production Planning and Control, Inventory Control, Operations Research

You can download GATE Mechanical syllabus PDF along with the weightage.

GATE Mechanical Study Notes 2021

Check GATE Mechanical notes for better preparation in the exam. These Mechanical notes will help in improving the study and achieving the good marks.

Best GATE Mechanical Books 2021

If you're aiming to crack the GATE exam, it's essential to prepare the best books to reach your goal easily. To improve your planning, we have prepared a list of the best GATE Mechanical books.

Topic GATE ME Books

Thermal Science

Engineering Thermodynamics by P.K. Nag

Fluid Mechanics

Introduction to Fluid Mechanics & Fluid Machines by S. K. Som

Strength of Materials

Strength of Materials by Dr B.C. Punmia, Ashok Kumar Jain, Arun Kumar Jain


Production Technology by R.K. Jain

Heat Transfer

Fundamentals of Engineering Heat and Mass Transfer by R.C. Sachdeva

Engineering Mechanics & Engineering Material

Engineering Mechanics by S. Timoshenko, D.H. Young, J.V. Rao, Sukumar Pati

Machine Design

Design of Machine Elements by V Bhandari

Engineering Mathematics

Higher Engineering Mathematics by B. S. Grewal


Quantitative Aptitude For Competitive Examinations by R.S. Aggarwal

GATE Mechanical Question Papers

We urge you to solve GATE Mechanical Question Papers in order to channel your preparations. GATE previous year's papers will not only help you understand the GATE exam pattern, but will also help you understand the difficulty level.

GATE Mechanical Cut Off

GATE Cut off marks are the minimum marks a candidate needs to qualify for the GATE Exam. Applicants may check the official cut-off for GATE 2020, 2019, 2018, 2017, 2016, 2015, 2014.

Applicants can take a look at the GATE Previous Year Cut Off Marks.

GATE Mechanical Admit Card 2021

Candidates may download GATE admit Card 2021 from the official website prior to the online GATE 2021 exam. The GATE CSE admit Card 2021 will be available for download from 08 January 2021.

GATE Result 2021

The result of GATE Mechanical 2021 will be published on the GOAPS website after the completion of the exam. Please note that the GATE score remains valid for three years from the date of publication of the GATE result.

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