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.
|Biomedical Engineering||Check Here|
|Engineering Sciences||Check Here|
|Textile Engineering||Check Here|
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|Petroleum Engineering||Check Here|
|Mining Engineering||Check Here|
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|Agricultural Engineering||Check Here|
|Instrumentation Engineering||Check Here|
|Aerospace Engineering||Check Here|
|Civil Engineering||Check Here|
|Electronics and Communication Engineering||Check Here|
|Computer Science and Information Technology||Check Here|
|Electrical Engineering||Check Here|
|Chemical Engineering||Check Here|
|Biotechnology Engineering||Check Here|
|Mechanical Engineering||Check Here|
|Life Sciences||Check Here|
|Geology and Geophysics||Check Here|
|Ecology and Evaluation||Check Here|
|Architecture and Planning||Check Here|
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|
|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|
|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)|
|Textile Engineering and Fiber Science (TF)|
|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|
|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.
Tool Life Equation Problems
Casting Types and Design
Problems in Welding
1st and 2nd Law Problems
Laws of TD and Properties
Problems of Diesel
Detonation and Knocking
|Fluid Mechanics||Heat Transfer|
Flow through Pipes
Boundary Layer Theory
Applications of Bernoulli equation
Specific speeds of the turbine and pumps
Numbers in convection like Pr No, Gr No, Re No, etc.
Problems on conduction
Shape factor in radiation
Problem in Heat exchangers like NTU
|Theory of Machines and Vibration|
Planetary gear train
Gears LOC, POC
Governors & Fly Wheel
Pairs & its applications
Inversions of Single & double slider crank
|Book Name||Author/ Publisher|
|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|
Trees and Graphs
Sorting and Graph Algorithm
Searching and Sorting Algorithm
Dynamic Programming Algorithm
Divide and Conquer
|Operating Systems||Digital Logic|
CPU Scheduling Algorithms
Page Replacement Algorithm
Disk Scheduling Algorithm
Combinational Circuits: Multiplexer, Decoder and De-Multiplexer
Minimization and Counters
Fixed and Floating Point Registers
|Computer Organization & Architecture||Databases|
I/O Data Transfer
SQL/ SQL Queries
|Computer Network||Theory of Computation|
TCP and UDP
Encryption and Decryption Algorithms
CFL and DCFL
|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|
|Water Resources Engineering||Environmental Engineering|
Water and wastewater disposal
Municipal Solid Waste
|Transportation Engineering||Geomatics Engineering|
Basics of Geographical Information System (GIS)
Geographical Positioning System (GPS)
|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.
KCL, KVL, Node and Mesh analysis
Sinusoidal steady-state analysis
Thevenin’s theorem, Norton’s theorem
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
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 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
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.
|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
Network solution methods
Linear 2-port network parameters
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
Small signal equivalent circuits of diodes, BJTs and MOSFETs; Simple diode circuits
Single-stage BJT and MOSFET amplifiers
BJT and MOSFET amplifiers
Function generators, wave-shaping circuits and 555 timers
Voltage reference circuits
Power supplies: ripple removal and regulation.
Number systems; Combinatorial circuits
8-bit microprocessor (8085)
Basic control system components
Block diagram representation
Signal flow graph
Transient and steady-state analysis of LTI systems;
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.
Fundamentals of error correction, Hamming codes;
Timing and frequency synchronization, inter-symbol interference and its mitigation
Basics of TDMA, FDMA and CDMA.
Plane waves and properties
Basics of radar
Light propagation in optical fibers
|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.
Countable & Uncountable sets
Mean value theorems
Finite dimensional vector spaces
Systems of Linear equations
Classical, relative frequency & axiomatic definitions of probability
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
Poisson & birth-and-death processes
Uniformly minimum variance unbiased estimation
Simple & Multiple linear regression
Confidence intervals & testing for regression coefficients
Partial & Multiple correlation coefficient
Design of Experiments
Basic properties of multivariate normal distribution
Hotellings T2 & related tests
One and two-way ANOVA
Statistics for Machine Learning
|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.
Evolution of Cities
Eco City Concept
Finance and Management
Housing Programs in India
Site Planning Principles
|Landscape Design||Computer-Aided Design|
Landscape design and Material Used
Methodology and Styles
Application of Computers
Languages (C, Visual Basic, AutoCAD, 3D-Studio)
|Visual and Urban Design||Development of Contemporary Architecture|
Knowledge of Design
Images and Pattern
Influence in Society
Impact of New Development
|GATE Architecture and Planning Book Name||Author|
|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:
|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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