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GATE Exam 2021

Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering

Exam Level

Post Graduation

Exam Format

Objective

Conducted Body

Indian Institute Of Science (IISc), Bangalore And Seven IITs.

Frequency of Exam

Once A Year

Exam Category

National Level

Mode of Payment

Online

Mode of Exam

Online

Language

English

SYLLABUS

There are 25 papers in GATE. Syllabus for each Paper is different. Candidates have to select any one paper out of 25 papers. GATE 2020 will be conducted by IIT Delhi. IIT Delhi will release the syllabus for each of the papers at the official website of GATE i.e. gate.iit.ac.in. There are three sections in AE, AG, BT, CE, CH, CS, EC, EE, IN, ME, MN, MT, PE, PI, TF, XE and BM Papers namely General Aptitude, Engineering Mathematics and specific subject opted by the candidate. And in AR, CY, EY, GG, MA, PH and XL Papers there are two sections, these are General Aptitude and specific subject opted by the candidate.

  1. General Aptitude

General aptitude is the compulsory section. Syllabus of General Aptitude covers topics from Verbal Ability and Numerical Ability. This section holds 15% weightage. Verbal Ability covers topics from English language and Reasoning. Numerical Ability is based on questions to test the basic mathematical skills of the candidates. Following topics are covered under these two subsections.

Syllabus for General Aptitude (GA)

Verbal Ability

English Grammar

Sentence Completion

Verbal Analogies

Word Groups

Instructions

Critical Reasoning

Verbal Deduction

 

 

Numerical Ability

Numerical computation

Numerical Estimation

Numerical Reasoning

Data Interpretation

 

  1. Engineering Mathematics

Engineering Mathematics Section tests candidate’s knowledge of mathematical methods and techniques. This section holds weightage of 15% in GATE Exam for paper codes - AE, AG,BT, CE, CH, CS, EC, EE, IN, ME, MN, MT, PE, PI, TF and XE

Syllabus for Engineering Mathematics

Aerospace Engineering (AE)

Linear Algebra

Calculus

Differential Equations

 

 

Agricultural Engineering (AG)

Linear Algebra

Calculus

Differential Equations

Vector Calculus

Probability, and Statistics

Numerical Methods

 

Biotechnology (BT)

Linear Algebra

Calculus

Differential Equations

Probability and Statistics

Numerical Methods

 

 

Civil Engineering (CE)

Linear Algebra 

Calculus

Ordinary Differential Equations (ODE)

Partial Differential Equations (PDE)

Probability and Statistics

Numerical Methods

 

Chemical Engineering (CH)

Linear Algebra 

Calculus

Differential Equations

Probability and Statistics

Numerical Methods

Complex Variables

 

Computer Science and Information Technology (CS)

Linear Algebra                  

Calculus

Probability and Statistics

Discrete Mathematics

 

Electronics and Communication (EC)

Linear Algebra 

Calculus

Differential Equations

Probability and Statistics

Numerical Methods

Vector Analysis

Complex Analysis

 

 

 

Electrical Engineering (EE)

Linear Algebra 

Calculus

Differential Equations

Probability and Statistics

Numerical Methods

Complex Variables

Transform Theory

 

 

Instrumentation Engineering (IN)            

Linear Algebra 

Calculus

Differential Equations

Probability and Statistics

Numerical Methods

Analysis of Complex Variables

 

Mechanical Engineering (ME)

Linear Algebra 

Calculus

Differential Equations

Probability and Statistics

Numerical Methods

Complex Variables

 

Metallurgical Engineering (MT) 

Linear Algebra 

Calculus

Differential Equations

Vector Calculus

Probability and Statistics

Numerical Methods

 

Mining Engineering (MN)

Linear Algebra 

Calculus

Differential Equations

Vector Calculus

Probability and Statistics,

Numerical Methods

 

Petroleum Engineering (PE)

Linear Algebra 

Calculus

Differential Equations

Probability and Statistics

Numerical Methods

Complex Variables

 

Production and Industrial Engineering (PI)

Linear Algebra 

Calculus

Differential Equations

Probability and Statistics

Numerical Methods

Complex Variables

 

Textile Engineering and Fiber Science (TF)

Linear Algebra   

Calculus

Differential Equations

Probability and Statistics

Numerical Methods

Complex Variables

 

Engineering Sciences (XE)

Linear Algebra 

Calculus

Ordinary Differential Equations (ODE)

Partial Differential Equations (PDE)

Probability and Statistics

Numerical Methods

Vector Calculus 

Complex Variables

 

  1. Paper selected by the Candidates

The third section is selected by the candidate. Syllabus of each opted paper is different. Following are the options of Paper from which the candidate can select any one paper.

Paper Code

Paper Name

 
 

XL

Life Sciences

 

CE

Civil Engineering

 

EE

Electrical Engineering

 

CS

Computer Science and Information Technology

 

ME

Mechanical Engineering

 

PE

Petroleum Engineering

 

EC

Electronics and Communication Engineering

 

CH

Chemical Engineering

 

CY

Chemistry

 

BT

Biotechnology

 

XE

Engineering Sciences

 

TF

Textile Engineering and Fiber Science

 

AE

Aerospace Engineering

 

AG

Agricultural Engineering

 

AR

Architecture and Planning

 

EY

Ecology and Evolution

 

GG

Geology and Geophysics

 

IN

Instrumentation Engineering

 

MA

Mathematics

 

MN

Mining Engineering

 

MT

Metallurgical Engineering

 

PH

Physics

 

PI

Production and Industrial Engineering

 

ST

Statistics

 

BM

Biomedical Engineering

 

 

Syllabus for Mechanical Engineering (ME)

Manufacturing

Orthogonal Cutting

Tool Life Equation Problems

Casting Types and Design

Resistance Welding

Problems in Welding

 

 

Thermal Sciences

1st and 2nd Law Problems

Steam Turbines

Laws of TD and Properties

Problems of Diesel

Otto

Dual Cycle

Detonation and Knocking

Turbo Machinery

 

Fluid Mechanics                               

Velocity Potential

Flow through Pipes

Boundary Layer Theory

Buoyancy

Surface Tension

Capillary

Applications of Bernoulli equation

Centrifugal pumps

Specific speeds of turbine and pumps

 

 

Heat Transfer

Numbers in convection like Pr No, Gr No, Re No, etc.

Problems on conduction

Critical thickness

Shape factor in radiation

Problem in Heat exchangers like NTU

 

 

 

Theory of Machines and Vibration                         

Planetary gear train

Gears LOC, POC

Shafts Problems

Governors & Fly Wheel

Linkages

Pairs & its applications

Inversions of Single & double slider crank

 

 

Syllabus for Computer Science Engineering (CSE)

Programming and Data Structures                 

Recursive Programs

Trees and Graphs

Trees

Stacks

Queues Trees

Recursive Functions

Pointers

 

 

Algorithms

Algorithm Analysis

Heap Trees

Sorting and Graph Algorithm

Searching and Sorting Algorithm

Dynamic Programming Algorithm

Divide and Conquer

Greedy Algorithm

 

 

Operating Systems              

CPU Scheduling Algorithms

Paging

Semaphores

Page Replacement Algorithm

Deadlock

Disk Scheduling Algorithm

Page Replacement

Segmentation

 

Digital Logic

Combinational Circuits: Multiplexer, Decoder and De-Multiplexer

Combinational Circuits

 

Minimizational Circuits

Sequential Circuits

Minimization and Counters

Number System

Fixed and Floating Point Registers

 

 

Computer Organization & Architecture       

Pipelining

Cache Organization

Addressing Modes

Machine Cycles

I/O Data Transfer

 

 

Databases

Relational Algebra

Normalization

SQL/ SQL Queries

Tuple Calculus

Transactions

Serializability

 

Computer Network        

IP Addressing

Routing Algorithms

TCP and UDP

Application Protocols

Ethernet

Congestion Control

Encyption and Decryption Algorithms

 

 

Theory of Computation

DFA

CFL and DCFL

Regular Languages

Regular Expressions

Undecidability

Closure Properties

Formal Grammars

CNF

 

Syllabus for Civil Engineering (CE)

Structural Engineering         

Solid Mechanics

Steel Structures

Structural Analysis

 

 

Geotechnical Engineering

Soil Mechanics

Foundation Engineering

 

Water Resources Engineering    

Hydrology

Fluid Mechanics

Hydraulics

Irrigation

 

Environmental Engineering

Water and waste water disposal

Air Pollution

Noise Pollution

Municipal Solid Waste

 

Transportation Engineering        

Transportation Infrastructure

Highway Pavements

Traffic Engineering

 

 

Geomatics Engineering

Surveying

Basics of Geographical Information System (GIS)

Geographical Positioning System (GPS)

Transportation Infrastructure

Traffic Engineering

Highway Pavements

 

Syllabus for Electrical Engineering (EE)

Electric Circuits

Network graph

KCL, KVL, Node and Mesh analysis

Sinusoidal steady-state analysis

Thevenin’s theorem, Norton’s theorem

Three-Phase circuits

 

 

Electromagnetic Fields

Electric Field Intensity, Electric Flux Density

Gauss's Law

Electric field & potential due to point

line, plane & spherical charge distributions

Biot-Savart’s law

Self and Mutual inductance of simple configurations

Ampere’s law

 

 

Signals and Systems

Representation of continuous and discrete-time signals

Applications of Fourier Transform

Linear Time-Invariant and Causal systems

Laplace Transform and z-Transform

Sampling theorem

 

 

Electrical Machines

Single phase transformer

DC machines

Operating principle of single phase induction motors

Three phase transformers

 

Auto-transformer

Synchronous machines

Three phase induction motors

Types of losses and efficiency calculations of electric machines

 

Power Systems

Power generation concepts

Gauss-Seidel and Newton-Raphson load flow methods

Electric field distribution and insulators

Symmetrical and unsymmetrical fault analysis

Voltage and Frequency control, Power factor correction

Circuit breakers

 

Symmetrical components

System stability concepts

 

Control Systems

Mathematical modeling and representation of systems

Block diagrams and Signal flow graphs

Feedback principle, transfer function

Routh-Hurwitz and Nyquist criteria, Bode plots

Transient and Steady-state analysis of linear time-invariant systems

P, PI and PID controllers; State space model, State transition matrix

 

Electrical and Electronic Measurements

Bridges and Potentiometers

Phase, Time and Frequency measurement; Oscilloscopes

Measurement of voltage, current, power, energy and power factor

Digital voltmeters and multimeters

Instrument transformers

 

 

Analog and Digital Electronics

Characteristics of diodes, BJT, MOSFET

Oscillators and Feedback amplifiers

Operational amplifiers

8085Microprocessor

 

Power Electronics

Characteristics of semiconductor power devices: Diode, Thyristor, Triac, GTO, MOSFET, IGBT

DC to DC conversion: Buck, Boost and Buck-Boost converters

Single and three-phase configurations of uncontrolled rectifiers

Line commutated thyristor-based converters

Bidirectional ac to dc voltage source converters

Issues of line current harmonics

Power factor, Distortion factor of ac to dc converters

Single Phase and three-phase inverters, Sinusoidal pulse width modulation

 

Syllabus for Architecture and Planning (AR)

City Planning

Evolution of Cities

Eco City Concept

Sustainable Development

Planning Regulations

 

Housing

Housing Typology

Finance and Management

Housing Programs in India

Housing Policies

Site Planning Principles

 

 

Landscape Design

Landscape design and Material Used

Environmental Concerns

Methodology and Styles

 

 

Computer-Aided Design

Application of Computers

Graphics

Languages (C, Visual Basic, AutoCAD, 3D-Studio)

 

 

Visual and Urban Design

Knowledge of Design

Styles Followed

Material Used

Images and Pattern

 

Development of Contemporary Architecture

Influence in Society

Impact of New Development

Post Modernism

 

 

Syllabus for Electronics and Communication Engineering (ECE)

Networks, Signals and Systems

Network solution methods

Network theorems

Linear 2-port network parameters

Continuous-time signals

Discrete-time signals

LTI systems

Digital filter design techniques

 

 

Electronic Devices

Energy bands in intrinsic and extrinsic silicon; Carrier transport

P-N junction, Zener diode, BJT, MOS capacitor, MOSFET, LED, photodiode and solar cell

Integrated circuit fabrication process

 

 

Analog Circuits

Small signal equivalent circuits of diodes, BJTs and MOSFETs; Simple diode circuits

Single-stage BJT and MOSFET amplifiers

BJT and MOSFET amplifiers

Sinusoidal oscillators

Function generators, wave-shaping circuits and 555 timers

Voltage reference circuits

Power supplies: ripple removal and regulation.

 

 

Digital Circuits

Number systems; Combinatorial circuits

Sequential circuits

Data Converters

8-bit microprocessor (8085)

Semiconductor memories

 

 

Control Systems

Basic control system components

Block diagram representation

Signal flow graph

Transient and steady-state analysis of LTI systems;

Frequency response;

Routh-Hurwitz and Nyquist stability criteria; Bode and root-locus plots; Lag, lead and lag-lead compensation;

State variable model and solution of state equation of LTI systems.

 

 

Communications

Random processes

Analog communications

Information theory

Digital communications

Fundamentals of error correction, Hamming codes;

Timing and frequency synchronization, inter-symbol interference and its mitigation

Basics of TDMA, FDMA and CDMA.

 

 

Electromagnetics

Electrostatics

Maxwell’s equations

Plane waves and properties

Transmission lines

Waveguides

Antennas

Basics of radar

Light propagation in optical fibers

 

Syllabus for Statistics (ST)

Calculus

Finite

Countable & Uncountable sets

Archimedean

Mean value theorems

Riemann Integration

 

 

Linear Algebra

Finite dimensional vector spaces

Systems of Linear equations

Minimal Polynomial

Cayley Hamilton

Skew-symmetric

 

 

Probability

Classical, relative frequency & axiomatic definitions of probability

Bayes’ theorem

Independent events

Random variables & probability distributions

Moments & moment generating functions

 

 

Stochastic Processes

Markov chains with finite & countable state space

Classification of states

Limiting behavior of n-step transition probabilities

Stationery distribution

Poisson & birth-and-death processes

 

 

Inference

Unbiasedness

Consistency

Sufficiency

Completeness

Uniformly minimum variance unbiased estimation

 

 

Regression Analysis

Simple & Multiple linear regression

Polynomial regression

Estimation

Confidence intervals & testing for regression coefficients

Partial & Multiple correlation coefficient

 

 

Multivariate Analysis

Basic properties of multivariate normal distribution

Multinomial distribution

Wishart distribution

Hotellings T2 & related tests

Clustering

 

 

Design of Experiments

One and two-way ANOVA

CRD

RBD

LSD

Factorial experiments

 


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