GATE 2020 CHEMICAL ENGINEERING SYLLABUS
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Chemical Engineering is one of the popular engineering streams among students. The branch uses the basic principles of Chemistry, Physics, Biology, Maths, etc to transform energy and material into useful products. Through GATE candidates can appear for Chemical Engineering paper and take admission in M.Tech courses offered at prestigious institutes of India.
The syllabus of GATE 2021 Chemical Engineering will be based on topics studied at graduation level and divided into 9 sections which further includes various subtopics. In this paper, 85% weightage will be given to the chemical & mathematical engineering syllabus and the remaining 15% to General Aptitude syllabus which is common for every branch. Check GATE 2021 Exam Pattern
Read the article to know more about the major topics of chemical engineering, exam pattern, important books, preparation tips and much more.
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Chemical Engineering uses Physics and Chemistry with applied Mathematics to convert chemicals and raw materials into useful substances. Chemical Engineers essentially design large-scale processes for such transformations.
Engineering Mathematics is a branch of applied mathematics concerning mathematical methods and techniques that are typically used in engineering and industry. This section carries 15% weightage of questions. It is one of the important sections of GATE syllabus.
Candidates can refer to some of the sample questions mentioned below:
Weightage of Sections from General Aptitude
|Synonyms and Antonyms||4|
Weightage of Sections
|Heat and Mass Transfer||20|
Before starting with Chemical Engineering preparation, candidates must go through the exam pattern and marking scheme. The exam pattern will give you a fair idea about the type of questions asked, total marks of the exam, the duration of the exam, etc. Candidates can check the exam pattern and the marking scheme below:
|GATE Chemical Engineering Sectional Weightage|
|Remaining Topics of CH||70%|
|Type of Question||Correct Answer||Incorrect Answer|
|MCQ||1 or 2 Marks||⅓ for 1 mark questions⅔ for 2 marks questions|
|NAT||1 or 2 Marks||No Negative Marking|
Candidates are advised to choose their study material wisely and pick up the books from popular authors or publications only. Some of the books for major topics are mentioned below:
|S.no.||Name of the subject||Name of the book||Name of the author|
|1||Engineering Mathematics||Engineering Mathematics|
|2||Fluid Mechanics||Introduction To Fluid Mechanics (English) 7th Edition||Yunus A. Cengel, John M. Cimbala|
|3||Heat Transfer||Heat Transfer||Binay.K.Dutta|
|4||Mass Transfer||Mass Transport Phenomena||Christie J. Geankoplis|
|5||Process Dynamics and Control||Process Systems Analysis and Control||Donald R. Coughanowr & Steven E. LeBlanc|
|6||Chemical Technology||Chemical Technology||Dryden’s Outlines of Chemical Technology by Gopala Rao M. and Marshall S|
|7||All in One||Chemical Engineering Solved Papers GATE||Nikhil Kr. Gupta|
While preparing for GATE Chemical Engineering candidates have to keep few things in mind that first of all they should check Exam Pattern and Syllabus. This way you will come to know about the major topics, marking scheme, etc. For your convenience, we have already discussed these topics above.
Now your next step should be focused on building a good preparation plan. Candidates are required to follow a proper study strategy, expert guidance and good study material for effective results. Here are some effective preparation tips to crack GATE Chemical Engineering:
There are 3 major sections in the exam and candidates are advised to prepare section wise.
Mock tests are one of the best methods to prepare for the exam. They give you the feel of the real exam as they are time-bound and also introduce you with the concepts that you might miss during the preparation. Every year exam conducting body releases mock tests series for candidates. You can take these mock test or you can also buy the mock test series from some coaching institutes. But remember one thing do not take any mock tests before completing your syllabus.
Time management is one of the key elements in the success of a candidate. For some candidates, 2 months are enough for preparation whereas for other candidates even 6 months are very less. Here are some tips that will help candidates in managing their time for studies:
The question papers will help you in getting an idea about the type of questions asked, their difficulty level and weightage given to the topics in the previous years' papers. Observer the trend of questions that were asked in previous years. This way you can skip some topics or focus more on other important topics. This will help you to prepare in an organized manner.
Do not compromise on study material. Prepare from the best books. Candidates can also watch online tutorial videos by popular coaching institutes.
|Aerospace Engineering||AE||Mechanical Engineering||ME|
|Agricultural Engineering||AG||Metallurgical Engineering||MT|
|Civil Engineering||CE||Mining Engineering||MN|
|Computer Science||CS||Petroleum Engineering||PE|
|Engineering Sciences||XE||Production and Industrial Engineering||PI|
|Electronics and Communication||EC||Textile Engineering and Fibre Science||TF|
*The article might have information for the previous academic years, which will be updated soon subject to the notification issued by the University/College