GATE Exam Syllabus 2022 for Solid Mechanics

Solid Mechanics (XE-D)

GATE Solid Mechanics Syllabus: The Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering (GATE), an all India level examination administered and conducted in eight zones across the country by the GATE Committee. Here we bring you the Gate 2022 Exam Syllabus for Solid Mechanics subject. Check out the GATE Syllabus for Solid Mechanics and other important aspects of the GATE Exam Solid Mechanics Syllabus.


Equivalent force systems; free-body diagrams; equilibrium equations; analysis of determinate trusses and frames; friction; particle kinematics and dynamics; dynamics of rigid bodies under planar motion; law of conservation of energy; law of conservation of momentum.

Stresses and strains; principal stresses and strains; Mohr’s circle for plane stress and plane strain; generalized Hooke’s Law; elastic constants; thermal stresses; theories of failure.

Axial, shear and bending moment diagrams; axial, shear and bending stresses; combined stresses; deflection (for symmetric bending); torsion in circular shafts; thin walled pressure vessels; energy methods (Castigliano’s Theorems); Euler buckling.

Free vibration of single degree of freedom systems.