GATE 2021 Instrumentation Engineering (IN) Syllabus, Preparation Tips and Books

    Nikkil Visha Nikkil Visha
    Exams Prep Master

    Instrumentation engineering is the branch of engineering that focuses on the principle and operation of measuring instruments used in fields of design, configuration of automated systems, etc. Based on these principles the syllabus of GATE 2021 IN paper majorly divided into 9 major sections.

    Further based on the syllabus the paper will be divided into 3 sections namely General Aptitude, Engineering Mathematics, and core subject. Candidates appearing GATE 2021 Instrumentation Engineering paper must be aware of GATE syllabus and pattern for the exam.  Check GATE 2021 Exam Pattern

    GATE 2021 conducting body i.e IIT Bombay release will soon release the official notification regarding the syllabus of all the papers for candidates. This will help candidates to prepare in a better way for the exam. After qualifying the exam, candidates can take admission in M.Tech courses offered at IITs, NITs, etc. Other than M.Tech admissions, candidates can apply for  GATE PSUs Recruitment.

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    GATE 2021 Syllabus of Instrumentation Engineering

    GATE 2021 Syllabus for Instrumentation Engineering

    GATE syllabus for Instrumentation Engineering divided into 9 sections with topics that need to be covered. Candidate can check the Syllabus for GATE Instrumentation Engineering in detailed as given below:

    • Section 1: Engineering Mathematics
    • Section 2: Electrical Circuits
    • Section 3: Signals and Systems
    • Section 4: Control Systems
    • Section 5: Analog Electronics
    • Section 6: Digital Electronics
    • Section 7: Measurements
    • Section 8: Sensors and Industrial Instrumentation
    • Section 9: Communication and Optical Instrumentation

    Direct link to download GATE Instrumentation Engineering (IN) syllabus PDF 

    Weighate of GATE 2021 Instrumentation Engineering Syllabus

    Important Topics for GATE 2021 Instrumentation Engineering

    • Sample Question 1: Consider a circuit comprising only resistors with constant resistance and ideal independent DC voltage sources. If all the resistances are scaled down by a factor 10, and all source voltages are scaled up by a factor 10, the power dissipated in the circuit scales up by a factor of ___________ .
    • Sample Question 2: An 8-bit weighted resistor digital-to-analog converter (DAC) has the smallest resistance of 500 Ω. The largest resistance has a value ___________ kΩ.
    • Sample Question 3: 

    Weightage of Topics/Sections

    TopicNumber of QuestionMarksDifficulty Level
    Control Systems47Easy
    Signal And Systems58Easy
    Digital and Micro Processor711Moderate
    Analog Circuits610Tough
    Communication Systems46Tough
    Optical Instrumentation46Moderate
    Engineering Mathematics812Moderate
    General Awareness1015Easy

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    GATE 2021 Exam Pattern of Instrumentation Engineering

    GATE 2021 Exam Pattern of Instrumentation Engineering

    • Mode of Examination: Online
    • Duration of Exam: 3 hours
    • Types of Questions: MCQs and NAT
    • Sections: 3 sections – General Aptitude, Mathematics and Subject-based
    • Total Questions: 65 questions
    • Total Marks: 100 marks
    Section   Total Marks
    General Aptitude15% of the total marks
    Engineering Mathematics15% of the total marks
    Subject-Based (IN)70% of the total marks

    Marking scheme

    • Correct Answer: 1 or 2 Marks
    • Negative Marking: For MCQs only
    Type of questionNegative marking for wrong answer

    1/3 for 1 mark questions

    2/3 for 2 marks questions

    NATsNo negative marking 

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    Important Books for GATE 2021 Instrumentation Engineering

    Best Books for GATE 2021 Instrumentation Engineering

    IN Books
    Title of the bookName of the Author/ Publication
    GATE 2020: Instrumentation Engineering Previous Solved PapersGKP
    Instrumentation Engineering GATE 2020Arihant Experts
    GATE 2020 – Guide – Instrumentation EngineeringGKP

    How to Prepare for GATE 2021 IN Paper?

    Preparation Tips for GATE 2021 Instrumentation Engineering Paper

    1. Start Using Virtual Calculator

    • ​Candidates must practice on virtual calculators so that you can develop a habit of using the same.  
    • If you will start using it from the time of your preparation then you can save a lot of time during the exam.

    2. Start from Basic Concepts

    • Start with the basic concepts or topics. 
    • Once your basics are clear, you can easily solve the other topics.
    • Refer to the book that is easy to understand and learn.
    • Preparation time is the best time to brush up your skills and memorizing all the important topics.

    Read  Preparation Tips from GATE Topper

    3. Make a Proper Time Table

    Time AllotmentActivities to Do
    5:00 AM to 8:00 AMRevision of Important Topics
    8:00 AM to 10:00 AMTake a Break
    10:00 AM to 1:00 PMPick up a Major Topic
    1:00 PM to 5:00 PMTake a Break
    6:00 PM to 9:00 PMContinue with your Topic/Start new Topic
    10:00 PMAgain Revise important topics/Sleep early

    4. Solve Practice Papers

    • Solving the practice papers is one of the best methods to get familiar with exam pattern, type of questions, difficulty level, etc.
    • By solving more questions papers you can get an idea that which questions should be solved first.
    • Candidates are advised not to panic if they are not able to solve the questions. 
    • You can observe your weak areas and work on them.

    Download GATE Practice Papers

    5. Maintain Accuracy with Speed

    • Maintaining good speed while solving the questions is very important.
    • Accuracy is also very important to crack the exam.
    • You can practice mock tests to achieve the same.
    • If you are not able to maintain a good speed then you should focus on maintaining the accuracy level of your answers.

    GATE 2021 Syllabus Of Other Papers

    GATE 2021 Syllabus Of Other Papers

    Aerospace EngineeringAEMechanical EngineeringME
    Agricultural EngineeringAGMetallurgical EngineeringMT
    Civil EngineeringCEMining EngineeringMN
    Chemical EngineeringCHPetroleum EngineeringPE
    Engineering SciencesXEProduction and Industrial EngineeringPI
    Electronics and CommunicationECTextile Engineering and Fibre ScienceTF
    Electrical EngineeringEEBiotechnologyBT

    Candidates can go through the syllabus of their respective subjects by clicking on the provided above in the table. The knowledge of GATE syllabus is important before starting the preparations. Candidates are advised to focus on the syllabus prescribed by the authorities. 

    *The article might have information for the previous academic years, which will be updated soon subject to the notification issued by the University/College


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