GATE Syllabus and Exam Pattern


Syllabus

GATE 2020 will be conducted for 25 different disciplines:

SUBJECTS

CODES

Aerospace Engineering

AE

Agricultural Engineering

AG

Architectural Engineering

AR

Biomedical Engineering

 

Biotechnology

BT

Civil Engineering

CE

Chemical Engineering

CH

Computer Sc and Information

Technology

CS

Chemistry

CY

Electronics and communication Engineering

EC

Electrical Engineering

EE

Ecology and Evolution

EY

Geology and Geophysics

GG

Instrumentation Engineering

IN

Mathematics

MA

Mechanical Engineering

ME

Mining Engineering

MN

Metallurgical Engineering

MT

Petroleum Engineering

PE

Physics

PH

Production and Industrial Engineering

PI

Textile Engineering and Fiber Engineering

TF

Engineering  Services

XE

Life Sciences

XL

 

The GATE exam will be a Computer Based Test of 3 hours. The paper consists of both MCQs And NAT questions.  There will be three sections. Section A is will be General Aptitude, which is compulsory for all 25 disciplines. Section B is Engineering Mathematics(or chemistry) and Section C will be the chosen subject paper.

SECTION A:

General Ability (GA):

General Aptitude (GA) is a common section in all GATE Papers. General Aptitude holds 15% weightage. The General Ability syllabus is divided into two groups, Verbal Ability and Numerical Ability.

 

  1. Verbal Ability- The following topics are tested in this section:
  • English Grammar
  • Sentence Completion
  • Verbal Analogies
  • Word Groups
  • Instructions
  • Critical Reasoning
  • Verbal Deduction
  1. Numerical Ability – This section comprises of questions which test the basic mathematical skills of candidates. The following subtopics included in this section are:
  • Numerical computation
  • Numerical Estimation
  • Numerical Reasoning
  • Data Interpretation

 

SECTION B

 

CASE 1: Section B includes compulsory subject- Engineering Mathematics for courses with paper codes AE, AG, BT, CE, CH, CS, EC, EE, IN, ME, MN, MT, PE, PI, TF, and XE. It holds 15% weightage. Its sub topics for the respective papers are as below:

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,

NumericalMethods

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

 

 

 

 

 

  • Candidates applying  under discipline Engineering Sciences have to choose any two subjects from B to H sections, other than Engineering Mathematics, which is compulsory. The subjects are:

Engineering Mathematics (XE A) – Compulsory section

Fluid Mechanics (XE B)

Material Science (XE C)

Solid Mechanics (XE D)

Thermodynamics (XE E)

Polymer Science & Engineering (XE F)

Food Technology (XE G)

Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences (XE H)

 

 

CASE 2: If a candidate is applying under discipline, Life Sciences(XL), instead of Engineering Mathematics, the compulsory subject would be Chemistry. They have to choose two subjects from sections Q to U:

 

Chemistry (XL P) - Compulsory section

Biochemistry (XL Q)

Botany (XL R)

Microbiology (XL S)

Zoology (XL T)

Food Technology (XL U)

 

 

SECTION C:

Section C is subject specific section which will have questions from the specific subject chosen.