The composite manufacturing has been a wide area of research and it is the preferred choice due to its superior properties like low density, stiffness, light weight and possesses better mechanical properties. This has found its wide applications in aerospace, automotive, marine and sporting industries. There has been continuous lookout for synthesizing composites without compromising on the mechanical and physical properties. In this research, fiber reinforced composites were prepared with jute fibers of fiber length 5-6 mm. The resins used in this study are polyester and epoxy. The composites were synthesized at 18:82 fiber-resin weight percentages. The prepared composites were tested to study the mechanical properties of the composite such as tensile strength, flexural strength, impact strength and hardness. The results show that the jute reinforced epoxy composite exhibited better mechanical properties than Jute-polyester composite. © 2014 Published by Elsevier Ltd.