Following our trend of providing help to GATE Aspirants in every way possible, we are here with our next article on “How to prepare Fluid Mechanics for GATE?” If we take a simple analysis of the weightage of marks given to this topic out of 65.00 (total marks in the GATE Civil Engineering Paper), then Fluid Mechanics will get 08.50 marks roughly, which is about 13% of the paper. What makes Fluid Mechanics difficult for many students is that there are many assumptions to be made and exceptions to the rule. Hence one needs to understand the question problem properly and then decide the approach to the problem.
Other than that I would suggest that you sketch the diagrams by yourself for a better understanding of the flow. Visualisation is the key to be able to solve the problems here, so try and visualise the problem. Derive all the formulae by yourself once, it will help you understand a good way to approach the problems as well. And lastly, although well known, practice! Join a test series and practice as many problems as possible before stepping into the examination.
But, if you have less time to prepare for GATE Exam then doing all of the above may not be possible for you. In that case I’d recommend that you either get a personal tutor or join some Online Classes. The reason for both is the same – so that you get personal attention and guidance to solve your doubts. There is no substitute to the last part i.e. practice, but you can certainly get your concepts cleared in a much less time than you studying yourself.
So take your time, think what’s right for you, and then make the decision. I’m adding the video of a faculty teaching Fluid Mechanics for GATE Civil Engineering Exam, have a look at the video. I consider the video to be good because it is precise, clear and the production quality is good. Adding to that, the professor is of a highly qualified profile.
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