GATE 2020 SYLLABUS
NATIONAL LEVEL ONLINE TEST
GATE Syllabus 2020 for all 25 papers will be released by IIT Delhi at the official website i.e. gate.iitd.ac.in. Before appearing in the examination, candidates must be well aware of the syllabus and GATE Exam Pattern. This year, the exam will be conducted for 25 subjects.
GATE 2020 is scheduled to be held on February 1, 2, 8 and 9 in online mode. This year, Biomedical Engineering is added as a new paper in GATE exam. In 2019, Statistics was added as a new paper. Candidates can go through the syllabus given below to get an idea about GATE syllabus.
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Life Sciences | Check Here |
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General Aptitude (GA) is a common section in all GATE Papers. General Aptitude holds 15% weightage. The questions in GA are based on verbal ability and numerical ability. The 2 subsections in the GA section are as follows:
Verbal Ability- The following topics are tested in this section:
GATE General Aptitude Book Name | Author |
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A Modern Approach to Verbal & Non-Verbal Reasoning | R.S. Aggarwal |
Quantitative Aptitude For Competitive Examinations | R.S. Aggarwal |
High School English Grammar & Composition | Wrenand Martin |
Engineering Mathematics holds 15% weightage in GATE for the paper codes: AE, AG, BT, CE, CH, CS, EC, EE, IN, ME, MN, MT, PE, PI, TF, and XE.
GATE Paper | Topics included in Engineering Mathematics |
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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 |
GATE Engineering Mathematics Book Name | Author |
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Higher Engineering Mathematics | B. S. Grewal |
GATE Engineering Mathematics | Made Easy Team |
Mechanical Engineering applies the principles of engineering, physics and material science for the design, analysis, manufacturing, and maintenance of mechanical systems.
Manufacturing | Thermal Sciences |
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Orthogonal Cutting Tool Life Equation Problems Casting Types and Design Resistance Welding Problems in Welding | 1^{st} and 2^{nd} Law Problems Steam Turbines Laws of TD and Properties Problems of Diesel Otto Dual Cycle Detonation and Knocking Turbo Machinery |
Fluid Mechanics | Heat Transfer |
Velocity Potential Flow through Pipes Boundary Layer Theory Buoyancy Surface Tension Capillary Applications of Bernoulli equation Centrifugal pumps Specific speeds of the turbine and pumps | 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 |
Book Name | Author/ Publisher |
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Engineering Thermodynamics | P.K. Nag, Edition: 5 |
Introduction to Fluid Mechanics & Fluid Machines | S K Som, Gautam Biswas, S Chakraborty, Edition: 3 |
Fundamentals of Engineering Heat and Mass Transfer | R.C. Sachdeva, Edition: 4 |
Theory of Machines | S S Rattan, Edition: 4 |
Engineering Mechanics | S. Timoshenko, D.H. Young, J.V. Rao, Sukumar Pati, Edition: 5 |
CSE stands for Computer Science Engineering. This field deals with implementation, designing and management of the information system of both software and hardware processes. GATE Syllabus for CSE with important topics is tabulated below:
Programming and Data Structures | Algorithms |
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Recursive Programs Trees and Graphs Trees Stacks Queues Trees Recursive Functions Pointers | Algorithm Analysis Heap Trees Sorting and Graph Algorithm Searching and Sorting Algorithm Dynamic Programming Algorithm Divide and Conquer Greedy Algorithm |
Operating Systems | Digital Logic |
CPU Scheduling Algorithms Paging Semaphores Page Replacement Algorithm Deadlock Disk Scheduling Algorithm Page Replacement Segmentation | 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 | Databases |
Pipelining Cache Organization Addressing Modes Machine Cycles I/O Data Transfer | Relational Algebra Relational Algebra Normalization SQL/ SQL Queries Tuple Calculus Transactions Serializability |
Computer Network | Theory of Computation |
IP Addressing Routing Algorithms TCP and UDP Application Protocols Ethernet Congestion Control Encryption and Decryption Algorithms | DFA CFL and DCFL Regular Languages Regular Expressions Undecidability Closure Properties Formal Grammars CNF |
Book Name | Author/Publisher |
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The C Programming language | Brian W. Kernighan, Dennis M. Ritchie, Edition: 2 |
Classic Data Structures | Debasis Samanta, Edition: 2 |
Introduction to Algorithms | Thomas H. Cormen, Charles E. Leiserson, Ronald L. Rivest, and Clifford Stein, Edition: 3 |
Computer Networking: A Top-Down Approach | James F. Kurose, Keith W. Ross, Edition: 6 |
GATE Civil Engineering Exam 2020 is one of the most reputed exams for any graduate engineers. The exam will help in understanding a candidate’s ability to work in the development sector of our country and understanding a candidate’s knowledge in design, construction, and maintenance of physical and naturally build structures like roads, canals.
Structural Engineering | Geotechnical Engineering |
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Solid Mechanics Steel Structures Structural Analysis | Soil Mechanics Foundation Engineering |
Water Resources Engineering | Environmental Engineering |
Hydrology Fluid Mechanics Hydraulics Irrigation | Water and wastewater disposal Air Pollution Noise Pollution Municipal Solid Waste |
Transportation Engineering | Geomatics Engineering |
Transportation Infrastructure Highway Pavements Traffic Engineering | Surveying Basics of Geographical Information System (GIS) Geographical Positioning System (GPS) |
Book Name | Author/Publisher |
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Basic Structural Analysis | C.S.Reddy, Edition: 3rd |
R.C.C. Designs | B.C.Punmia, Ashok Kumar Jain, Arun Jain Edition: 3rd |
Design Of Steel Structures | S.K Duggal Edition: 3rd |
Surveying (vol. 1,2,3) | B.C.Punia, Ashok Jain, Arun Jain |
Engineering Hydrology | K Subramanya, Edition: 4th |
Electrical Engineering is a field of engineering that generally deals with the study and application of electricity, electronics, and electromagnetism. The paper code for this paper is EEE. Tabulated below are the important topics for GATE Exam.
Electric Circuits | Electromagnetic Fields |
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Network graph KCL, KVL, Node and Mesh analysis Sinusoidal steady-state analysis Thevenin’s theorem, Norton’s theorem Three-Phase circuits | Electric Field Intensity, Electric Flux Density, Gauss's Law, Electric field & potential due to point, line, plane & spherical charge distributions Biot-Savart’s law, Ampere’s law Self and Mutual inductance of simple configurations |
Signals and Systems | Electrical Machines |
Representation of continuous and discrete-time signals. Linear Time-Invariant and Causal systems, Sampling theorem. Applications of Fourier Transform, Laplace Transform and z-Transform | Single phase transformer, Three phase transformers, Auto-transformer, DC machines, Three phase induction motors, Operating principle of single phase induction motors, Synchronous machines Types of losses and efficiency calculations of electric machines. |
Power Systems | Control Systems |
Power generation concepts Electric field distribution and insulators Gauss-Seidel and Newton-Raphson load flow methods Voltage and Frequency control, Power factor correction Symmetrical components, Symmetrical and unsymmetrical fault analysis, Circuit breakers, System stability concepts | Mathematical modeling and representation of systems Feedback principle, transfer function, Block diagrams and Signal flow graphs Transient and Steady-state analysis of linear time-invariant systems Routh-Hurwitz and Nyquist criteria, Bode plots. P, PI and PID controllers; State space model, State transition matrix. |
Electrical and Electronic Measurements | Analog and Digital Electronics |
Bridges and Potentiometers Measurement of voltage, current, power, energy and power factor Instrument transformers, Digital voltmeters and multimeters Phase, Time and Frequency measurement; Oscilloscopes | 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. |
Book Name | Author/Publisher |
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Electrical Power Systems | C. L. Wadhwa, Edition: 6 |
Electrical Machinery | Author's Name: P. S. Bimbhra, Edition: 7 |
Control Systems Engineering | I.J.Nagrath, M. Gopal, Edition: 5 |
Power System Engineering | I. J. Nagrath, D Kothari, Edition: 2 |
This is a discipline that combines electrical and communication engineering together. ECE stands for Electronics and Communication Engineering. Mentioned below are the most important topics for GATE exam.
Networks, Signals and Systems | Electronic Devices |
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Network solution methods Network theorems Linear 2-port network parameters Continuous-time signals Discrete-time signals LTI systems Digital filter design techniques. | 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 | Digital 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. | Number systems; Combinatorial circuits Sequential circuits Data Converters Semiconductor memories 8-bit microprocessor (8085) |
Control Systems | Communications |
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. | 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 |
Book Name | Author/Publisher |
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Microelectronic Circuits : Theory and Applications | Adel S. Sedra, Kenneth C. Smith, Edition: 6 |
Fundamentals of Electric Circuits | Charles K. Alexander, Matthew N. O. Sadiku, Edition: 5 |
Automatic Control Systems | Benjamin C. Kuo, Edition: 9 |
Digital Logic and Computer Design | M. Morris Mano, Edition: 1 |
Principles of Communication Systems | Goutam Saha, Herbert Taub, Donald Schilling, Edition: 3 |
Statistics is a branch of mathematics dealing with the collection, interpretation, organization, analysis and presentation of data. Tabulated below are important chapters with the topics that are likely to appear in GATE 2020.
Calculus | Linear Algebra |
Finite Countable & Uncountable sets Archimedean Mean value theorems Riemann Integration | Finite dimensional vector spaces Systems of Linear equations Minimal Polynomial Cayley Hamilton Skew-symmetric |
Probability | Stochastic Processes |
Classical, relative frequency & axiomatic definitions of probability Bayes’ theorem Independent events Random variables & probability distributions Moments & moment generating functions | 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 | Regression Analysis |
Unbiasedness Consistency Sufficiency Completeness Uniformly minimum variance unbiased estimation | Simple & Multiple linear regression Polynomial regression Estimation Confidence intervals & testing for regression coefficients Partial & Multiple correlation coefficient |
Multivariate Analysis | Design of Experiments |
Basic properties of multivariate normal distribution Multinomial distribution Wishart distribution Hotellings T2 & related tests Clustering | One and two-way ANOVA CRD RBD LSD Factorial experiments |
Book Name | Author/Publisher |
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Statistics for Machine Learning | Pratap Dangeti |
Statistics for Data Science | James D. Miller |
Fundamentals of Mathematical Statistics | S.C. Gupta |
Fundamentals of Statistics | S.C. Gupta |
The paper code for this exam in GATE is AR. It is again the most desired and competitive field among the graduate engineers. Tabulated below are important chapters with the topics that are likely to appear in GATE 2020.
City Planning | Housing |
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Evolution of Cities Sustainable Development Eco City Concept Planning Regulations | Housing Typology Finance and Management Housing Programs in India Housing Policies Site Planning Principles |
Landscape Design | Computer-Aided Design |
Landscape design and Material Used Methodology and Styles Environmental Concerns | Application of Computers Graphics Languages (C, Visual Basic, AutoCAD, 3D-Studio) |
Visual and Urban Design | Development of Contemporary Architecture |
Knowledge of Design Material Used Styles Followed Images and Pattern | Influence in Society Impact of New Development Post Modernism |
GATE Architecture and Planning Book Name | Author |
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Landscape Architect's | Siobhan Vernon and Nicola Garmory |
Architecture: Form, Space, and Order | Francis D. K. Ching |
The Urban Pattern | Simon Eisner |
Strength of Material | R.S Khurmi |
Ques: Are there any changes in GATE syllabus 2020?
Ans: GATE 2020 has a major update that Biomedical Engineering has been added as a new subject. There is no recent change in GATE syllabus as a whole but as a new subject is added, the syllabus of the same is added with the syllabus of rest of the questions.
Ques: For how many papers can I take GATE exam?
Ans: GATE is held for a total of 25 papers, depending upon the candidate’s eligibility, they can choose any one of all 25 papers.
Ques: I am in the final year of my graduation, will I be able to crack GATE exam?
Ans: GATE is a national level exam and therefore competition level is also high, it totally depends on the candidate’s performance and preparation for GATE exam.
Ques: Is GATE general aptitude test common for all papers?
Ans: There is a general aptitude section common for all papers that are held in GATE exam. Candidates taking the exam for each paper will have to answer the general aptitude section.
Ques: I am from B.Tech CSE Branch, please recommend some books for GATE CSE paper.
Ans: GATE CSE syllabus has several sub-sections, and each section can be prepared from a different book. The top books that can be preferred for preparing for CSE paper are tabulated:
Section | Books |
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Engineering Mathematics | Discrete Mathematics and Its Applications by Kenneth Rosen, Higher Engineering mathematics by B.S. Grewal, Advanced Engineering Mathematics by Erwin Kreyszig |
Programming and Data Structures | The C Programming language by Dennis Richie, Classic Data Structures by Debasis Samanta |
Computer Organization and Architecture | Computer Architecture – A Quantitative Approach by Hennessy and Patterson, Computer Organization and Embedded systems by Carl Hamacher |
Theory of Computation | An Introduction to Formal Languages and Automata by Peter Linz, NPTEL lectures by Kamala Krithivasan |
Compiler Design | Compilers: Principles, Techniques and Tools by Aho & Ullman, Compiler Design in C by Allen I Holub |
Algorithms | Introduction to Algorithms by Cormen, Data Structures & Algorithms by R.S. Salaria |
Digital Logic | Digital Design by Morris Mano, Digital Electronics by S. Salivahanan & S. Arivazhagan |
Operating System | Operating System Concepts by Galvin, Modern Operating System by Andrew Tanenbaum Operating Systems by Stallings |
Databases | Database System Concepts by Henry. F. Korth, Normalization and indexing by Shamkant B. Navathe |
Computer Network | Computer Networking: A Top-Down Approach Data Communications and Networking by Kurose & Ross and Behrouz A. Forouzan Computer Networks by Peterson & Davie |
Ques: Which is the best book for GATE Aptitude section?
Ans: There are ample of general aptitude books available for the preparation of general aptitude section. Few of the highly recommended books are given below:
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