GATE 2020 SYLLABUS
NATIONAL LEVEL ONLINE TEST
IIT Bombay will release GATE 2021 in an online mode along with official notification in the month of August 2020. Candidates will be able to check the syllabus of all the 25 papers. GATE 2021 syllabus will have all the topics from where questions will be asked in the final paper.
Knowledge of GATE 2021 syllabus and major topics is important before the start preparation. With the help of the GATE syllabus, you can easily plan your studies and focus on topics that require more time. Earlier there were only 23 disciplines in GATE but the previous year two new subjects i.e. Statistics and Biomedical Engineering had been added. Candidates can go through the syllabus given below to get an idea about the syllabus of GATE 2021.
General Aptitude (GA) is a common section in all GATE Papers and holds 15% of the total marks. 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:
Numerical Ability – This section comprises of questions which test the basic mathematical skills of candidates. The following subtopics included in this section are:
|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||Wren and 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), Mechanical Engineering (ME)||Linear Algebra, Calculus, Differential Equations, Probability and Statistics, Numerical Methods, Complex Variables|
|Metallurgical Engineering (MT), Mining Engineering (MN)||Linear Algebra, Calculus, Differential Equations, Vector Calculus, Probability and Statistics, Numerical Methods|
|Petroleum Engineering (PE), Production and Industrial Engineering (PI), 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|
|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.
|Applied Mechanics and Design||Thermal Sciences|
|Heat Transfer||Fluid Mechanics|
|Theory of Machines and Vibration||Materials, Manufacturing and Industrial Engineering|
|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|
|Operating Systems||Digital Logic|
|Computer Organization & Architecture||Databases|
|Computer Network||Theory of Computation|
|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 is known as one of the most reputed exams for any graduate engineers.
|Structural Engineering||Geotechnical Engineering|
|Water Resources Engineering||Environmental Engineering|
|Transportation Engineering||Geomatics Engineering|
|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 deals with the study and application of electricity, electronics, and electromagnetism. The paper code for this paper is EE.
|Electric Circuits||Electromagnetic Fields|
|Signals and Systems||Electrical Machines|
|Power Systems||Control Systems|
|Electrical and Electronic Measurements||Analog and Digital Electronics|
|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.
|Networks, Signals and Systems||Electronic Devices|
|Analog Circuits||Digital Circuits|
|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|
Instrumentation engineering is the branch of engineering that focuses on the principle and operation of measuring instruments.
|Electrical Circuits||Signals and Systems|
|Control Systems||Analog Electronics|
|Sensors and Industrial Instrumentation||Communication and Optical Instrumentation|
|Title of the book||Name of the Author/ Publication|
|GATE 2020: Instrumentation Engineering Previous Solved Papers||GKP|
|Instrumentation Engineering GATE 2020||Arihant Experts|
|GATE 2020 – Guide – Instrumentation Engineering||GKP|
Candidates are advised to go through the syllabus, exam pattern, books to prepare well for the exam.
|Yarn manufacture, Yarn structure, and Properties|
|Fabric manufacture, Structure, and Properties||Textile Testing|
|Advanced Engineering Mathematics||Erwin Kreyszig|
|Developments in Science and Technology||Kalpana Rajaram|
|Textile Processing and Properties||Vigo TL Vigo Vigo|
Statistics is a branch of mathematics dealing with the collection, interpretation, organization, analysis, and presentation of data.
|Multivariate Analysis||Design of Experiments|
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.
|City Planning||Landscape Design|
|Housing||Visual and Urban Design|
|Computer-Aided Design||Development of Contemporary Architecture|
|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|
The subject wise syllabus is given below in the table. This will help candidates to get an idea about the syllabus.
|Biomedical Engineering||Check Here|
|Engineering Sciences||Check Here|
|Production and Industrial Engineering||Check Here|
|Petroleum Engineering||Check Here|
|Mining Engineering||Check Here|
|Metallurgical Engineering||Check Here|
|Agricultural Engineering||Check Here|
|Aerospace Engineering||Check Here|
|Chemical Engineering||Check Here|
|Biotechnology Engineering||Check Here|
|Life Sciences||Check Here|
|Geology and Geophysics||Check Here|
|Ecology and Evaluation||Check Here|
Ques: Are there any changes in GATE syllabus 2021?
Ans: GATE 2021 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 the 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. Biomedical Engineering paper has been added this year. If a candidate is eligible to apply for this paper then he/she can apply.
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. You can apply for it and start preparing according to the syllabus provided here.
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. There is no difference in general aptitude paper for any candidate. 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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