GATE 2020 SYLLABUS
NATIONAL LEVEL ONLINE TEST
GATE Syllabus 2020 for all the 24 papers is released by IIT delhi at http://gate.iitm.ac.in/Syllabus. Three sections namely General Aptitude, Engineering Mathematics and specific subject of the paper are covered in this exam, General Aptitude being the compulsory section. GATE 2020 scheduled on February 2 and 3 has concluded and the majority of students appeared for ME and CS paper. Check GATE Paper Analysis
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 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.
|Fluid Mechanics||Heat Transfer|
|Theory of Machines and Vibration|
|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 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 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|
|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, Askok 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.
Signals and 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 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
|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.
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. 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.
|Landscape Design||Computer Aided Design|
|Visual and Urban 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|
Tabulated below are the PDF syllabus files for all the papers of GATE 2020:
|GATE 2020 Papers||GATE Paper Code|
|GATE Syllabus for Aerospace Engineering||AE|
|GATE Syllabus for Agriculture Engineering||AG|
|GATE Syllabus for Biotechnology||BT|
|GATE Syllabus for Chemical Engineering||CH|
|GATE Syllabus for Chemistry||CY|
|GATE Syllabus for Ecology & Evolution||EY|
|GATE Syllabus for Engineering Science||XE|
|GATE Syllabus for Geology & Geophysics||GG|
|GATE Syllabus for Instrumentation Engineering||IN|
|GATE Syllabus for Life Sciences||XL|
|GATE Syllabus for Mathematics||MA|
|GATE Syllabus for Metallurgical Engineering||MT|
|GATE Syllabus for Mining Engineering||MN|
|GATE Syllabus for Petroleum Engineering||PE|
|GATE Syllabus for Physics||PH|
|GATE Syllabus for Production and Industrial Engineering||PI|
|GATE Syllabus for Textile Engineering and Fiber Science||TF|
The brief of GATE 2020 exam pattern is elucidated in the following table:
|Section||Question No||No. of Questions||Marks Per Question||Total Marks|
|General Aptitude||1 to 5||5||1||5|
|Technical||1 to 25||25||1||25|
|Engineering||26 to 55||30||2||60|
|Total Question: 65||Total Marks: 100||Total Duration: 3 Hours|
|Technical Section: 70 Marks||General Aptitude: 15 Marks||Engineering Mathematics: 15 Marks|
|25 marks to 40 marks will allotted to Numeric Answer Type Questions|
|Negative Marking: No negative marking in NAT questions. -1/3, -2/3 marks would be deducted for incorrect response in MCQ type questions carrying 1 and 2 marks respectively.|
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