How to Prepare for GATE XE Exam

How to Prepare for GATE XE Exam

How to Prepare for GATE XE Exam

Preparing for the GATE XE (Engineering Sciences) exam requires a structured approach and Dedication.

How to Prepare for GATE XE Exam

Here’s a guide to prepare for GATE Exam Effectively

Understand the Exam Pattern and Syllabus

  • Exam Pattern:
    • General Aptitude: 15 marks
    • Engineering Mathematics: 15 marks
    • Subject-specific sections: 70 marks (Choose two from Fluid Mechanics, Materials Science, Solid Mechanics, Thermodynamics, Polymer Science and Engineering, Food Technology, Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences)
  • Syllabus:
    • Obtain the detailed syllabus from the official GATE website.
    • Focus on understanding the core concepts and topics listed under each section.

Study Material and Resources

Standard Books

Pick quality study material and standard reference books that cover each topic in the GATE XE syllabus.

General Aptitude

“A Modern Approach to Verbal & Non-Verbal Reasoning” by R.S. Aggarwal.



XE-E(TD) :

XE-D(Solid Mechanics) (EM, SOM, Vibration)

Grewel Erwin Kreyszig

SOM & Biswas, Cengel & Boles

P.K Nag, Cengel & Boles, Eastop & Mcconkey

EM-Concept of Physics, Timoshenko, F L Singhar. SOM-Hibbler, Timoshenko


Grover, Rattan

Online Resources

Utilize online platforms such as NPTEL, which provides free online courses, including those tailored for GATE preparation . Integrating these resources into your study plan can provide a well-rounded preparation.

Choosing Right Coaching Centre

  • Rank of the Coaching Centre
  • Attend Demos Classes or Watch Demo Videos at least two
  • Go through their Free Course
  • Ask from the Students about the Coaching Centre
  • Check Reviews from Reliable sources like Google review & PlayStore etc.,
  • Proper Guidance
  • Doubt Support


  • What type of Problems? – Previous years Question, Question Bank
  • Where to Practice?
  • How to Practice Problems? – Spend some time, Key words, Struggle
  • Difference From ME Paper


  • Video available
  • Short notes
  • Periodical revisions
  • Revision through questions

Practice and Mock Tests

Practice Questions

  • Solve a variety of questions from each section.
  • Focus on both numerical and theoretical questions.

Mock Tests

  • Take full-length mock tests to simulate the exam environment.
  • Time yourself to improve speed and accuracy.

Analyze Performance

  • Review mock test results to identify strengths and weaknesses.
  • Work on improving weaker areas

Additional Tips

  • Stay Updated:
    • Keep track of any updates or changes in the exam pattern or syllabus.
  • Join Study Groups:
    • Engage in discussions with peers to gain different perspectives and clarify doubts.
  • Stay Healthy:
    • Maintain a balanced diet and get adequate sleep.
  • Take breaks and avoid

Time Management

Devise a study schedule that allows you to allocate sufficient time to each topic and prioritize based on your strengths and weaknesses. Effective time management is essential for complete coverage of the syllabus.

Practice Question Papers

Practice mock and previous year question papers as much as possible to get a feel of the GATE XE paper pattern and help analyze your progress

How ?


Effective Classroom & Online Program

Regular (5-6 Days per Week)

Weekend (SAT, SUN & Public Holidays)

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