How to prepare for the non technical section

Population explosion has shown its adverse effects in almost every sphere of life. The growing number of educational institutions is way to cater needs of the up surging number of students. In Indian context, engineering is amongst the most sought after option after intermediate studies. This has given vent to the stratospheric rise of engineering graduates passing out each year in the country. Appearing for GATE exam offers them the opportunity of a secure and bright future. Getting through GATE, expanded as graduate aptitude test in engineering is an all India exam, conducted every year to test the aptitude of students for admission to post graduate programmes in elite institutions of the country along with a fat pay scale job in distinctive public sector undertakings like BHEL, ISRO etc. Mechanical engineering is a an important paper in GATE and it’s high time that aspirants should kick start their preparation since the notification has already been released. There is a riot of books on each topic of mechanical engineering, thus selection of the most appropriate book is very important for guaranteed success at the final exam. Maths and general aptitude is compulsory section of the exam and students generally neglect it. Nevertheless, these sections are easy scoring and it is advised to prepare for them side by side. Our experts have undertaken a comprehensive and detailed analysis and churned out a list of books that are most suited for GATE preparation.


It is one of the easiest sections and one can score good marks at it smoothly with little preparation.

  • Book Name: A Modern Approach to Verbal & Non-Verbal Reasoning, Author’s Name: R.S. Aggarwal, Edition: Revised
  • Highlights of the book: A Modern Approach To Verbal & Non-Verbal Reasoning is of great use to students preparing for a number of entrance examinations, whether it be for an MBA or for a job in the Civil Services. One of the primary reasons as to why students should use this book is that it contains a great deal of practice questions, some of which come with the hints needed for solving problems. The book also contains solved problems.
  • Book Name: Quantitative Aptitude For Competitive Examinations, Author’s Name: R.S. Aggarwal, Edition: 7
  • Highlights of the book: Quantitative Aptitude For Competitive Examinationscovers every aspect of the numerical ability section of many competitive tests. Numerous examples have been used throughout the book to illustrate the concepts and problem solving techniques. This book gives the students or candidates a good idea about the kind of questions asked in these exams.


Engineering Mathematics

Al that is required in this section is memorising the formulas and definitions. A good mathematician will undoubtedly do god at engineering as well.

  • Book Name: Higher Engineering Mathematics, Author’s Name: B. S. Grewal, Edition: 43
  • Highlights of the book: The ultimate book for basic understanding and approaching problems. For GATE exam preparation, this book enough. Thoroughly explained the proofs of concepts and number of solved examples.
  • Important GATE topics for this subject are: Matrices, Calculus, and Probability.