What Is the Best Book for Preparing for the Gate Exam in Mechanical Engg?
Vinayak Manoji says on Quora- 1. Thermodynamics — P K Nag. 2. Fluid mechanics — Bansal/ Modi & Seth /SOM (Bansal is simple and up to the mark.. Modi & Seth is a good book for clearing concepts.. SOM is a good book if you are good in vector mechanics and differential equations) 3. Heat and mass transfer — Sachdeva/Holman (Sachdeva & Holman books are the same, fundamentals of heat and mass transfer by Sachdeva is the Indian edition of Holman book). 4. SOM — B.C. Punamia / Timoshenko. (Punamia is good for both concept and problems… Timoshenko gives full clarity of all concepts but you won’t find GATE related problems) 5 . I C engine — Mathur & Sharma / V Ganeshan (I used V Ganesha book its good and have sufficient problems… Mathur & Sharma is also a good book I heard it from a friend but I never used) 6. Material science — Narula & Narula / Callister / IP Singh ( Callister is very good but very vast if you time then refers some times.. Narula & Narula and IP Singh are good books for GATE point of view). 7. Theory of Machines and Mechanical vibration– SS Rattan. 8. Machine Design — Bhandari/ Shigley. (Bhandari is the perfect book for GATE and IES… Shigley is a very good book for concept). 9. Refrigeration and Air Conditioning– P. K Nag /CP Arora Domkundwar 10. Industrial Engg — O. P. Khanna Buffa & Sarin (for Industrial Engg I used handmade notes, so i am not sure of how Khanna book is, you can take the help of others to decide the book) 11. Operational research — Kanti Swarup/ SD Sharma. 12. Manufacturing Process — P N Rao Vol 1& 2/ R K Jain/ Hajra & Choudhary/S K Mondal notes which is available in major book houses. Or A textbook on Production Engineering- Dr Swadesh Singh. (while preparing for MP be a little choosy and stick to the syllabus, because as per my knowledge no book will give you complete information, but I am not sure) 13. Mathematics –BS Grewal/Erwin Kreyszig (Both books are good, if you like maths then go for Erwin Kerysing book, a really good book and vast… or else for simple GATE preparation Grewal; is more than enough) 14. Aptitude — As an engineer, I don’t think we need a book for GATE aptitude, but still one can refer to Agarwal book.