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GATE 2020 Syllabus for Biomedical Engineering - Download PDF

Last Updated - July 19, 2019

As per the recent notification, Biomedical Engineering has been recently introduced as a new subject in GATE 2020 exam. GATE aspirant, planning to appear in the exam this year must be aware of the syllabus of the newly added subject. GATE Biomedical Engineering syllabus comprises of 10 sections covering each topic of the subject.

  • GATE 2020 is scheduled for February 1, 2, 8 and 9, 2020 in CBT mode.
  • The exam includes 2 types of question - Multiple Choice Questions (MCQs) and Numerical Answer Type (NAT).
  • Syllabus for Biomedical Engineering paper mostly covers the graduation level topics.
  • The paper comprises of 65 questions worth 100 marks.
  • Engineering Mathematics is the most important section of the exam.

Direct link to download GATE Biomedical Engineering (BM) syllabus PDF

GATE is a national level online test conducted on a rotational basis by zonal IITs and IISc Bangalore. It is held for the candidates willing to take admission to M.Tech/Ph.D. in the field of engineering and technology.

GATE 2020 Syllabus for Biomedical Engineering (BM)

GATE Syllabus of Biomedical Engineering consists of ten sections namely- Engineering Mathematics, Electrical Circuits, Signals and Systems, Analog and Digital Electronics, Measurements and Control Systems, Sensors and Bioinstrumentation, Human Anatomy and Physiology, Biomechanics, Medical Imaging Systems, Biomaterials. The detailed syllabus is mentioned below.

GATE 2020 Syllabus BM – Engineering Mathematics

Linear AlgebraMatrix algebra; Systems of linear equations; Eigenvalues and Eigenvectors.
CalculusMean value theorems, Evaluation of definite and improper integrals, Partial derivatives, Total derivative, Maxima and minima, Gradient, Divergence and Curl, Vector identities, Line, Surface and Volume integrals, Stokes, Gauss and Green’s theorems, Directional derivatives, Functions of a single variable, Limit, continuity, and differentiability,
Differential equationsSolutions of one-dimensional heat, First order equations (linear and nonlinear), Higher order linear differential equations with constant coefficients, Cauchy’s and Euler’s equations, Initial and boundary value problems, Laplace transforms, wave equations and Laplace equation.
Complex variablesCauchy’s integral theorem, Taylor and Laurent series, Analytic functions
Probability and StatisticsDefinitions of probability and sampling theorems, Conditional probability, Mean, median, mode and standard deviation, Random variables, Poisson, Normal and Binomial distributions.
Numerical MethodsSingle and multi-step methods for differential equations, Numerical solutions of linear and nonlinear algebraic equations Integration by trapezoidal and Simpson’s rule

GATE 2020 Syllabus BM – Electrical Circuits

Independent, dependent, ideal and practical voltage and current sourcesV-Ii relationships of resistor, inductor, mutual inductor and capacitorTransient analysis of RLC circuits with dc excitation.
Kirchoff's lawsMesh and nodal analysisSuperposition
TheveninNortonMaximum power transfer and reciprocity theorems
Peak-, average- and RMS values of ac quantitiesApparent-, active- and reactive powersPhasor analysis, impedance, and admittance
Locus diagrams, series and parallel resonance,realization of basic filters with R, L and C elements

GATE 2020 Syllabus BM – Signals and Systems

Periodic, aperiodic and impulse signals of Continuous and Discrete Signal and SystemsLaplace, Fourier, and z-transforms of Sampling theoremTransfer function and frequency response of first and second-order linear time-invariant systems, the impulse response of systems
Convolution and correlationImpulse response, frequency response, frequency response, the pulse transfer function of Discrete-time systemDFT
Basics of IIR and FIR filters.

GATE 2020 Syllabus BM – Analog and Digital Electronics

Characteristics and applications of Zener diode, diode, BJT and MOSFETSmall signal analysis of transistor circuits, feedback amplifiersCharacteristics of operational amplifiers
Applications of- difference amplifier, adder, subtractor, integrator, differentiator, instrumentation amplifier, buffer.Combinational logic circuitsMinimization of Boolean functions
IC families: TTL and CMOSArithmetic circuits, comparators, Schmitt trigger, multi-vibrators, sequential circuits, flipflops, shift registers, timers and counterSample-and-hold circuit, multiplexer
The resolution, quantization, significant bits, conversion/settling time of ADC and DACBasics of number systems, microprocessor, and microcontroller: applications, memory and input-output interfacingElements of data acquisition systems

GATE 2020 Syllabus BM – Measurements and Control Systems

SI units, systematic and random errors in measurementExpression of uncertainty - accuracy and precision indexPropagation of errors
PMMC, MI and dynamometer type instruments- dc potentiometerBridges for measuring R, L and C, Q-meterModeling system: transfer function and state-space model
Stability analysis: time domain and frequency domain analysis

GATE 2020 Syllabus BM – Sensors and Bioinstrumentation

Resistive, inductive, capacitive, piezoelectric and Hall Effect sensors and associated signal conditioning circuitsLED, Photo-diode, p-i-n and avalanche photo diode (APD), light dependent resistor and their characteristicsBasics of magnetic sensing; Interferometer: applications in metrology
Basics of fiber optic sensingBasics of LASERsOrigin, nature, and types of Biosignals
Principles of sensing physiological parametersTypes of transducers and their characteristicsElectrodes for bioelectric signals
Bioelectric signals and their characteristicsBiopotential AmplifiersNoise and artefacts and their management
Electrical Isolation (optical and electrical) and Safety of Biomedical InstrumentsGeneration, Acquisition, and signal conditioning and analysis of biosignals: ECG,EMG, EEG, EOG, Blood ERG, PCG, GSRPrinciples of measuring blood pressure
Core temperatureVolume & flow in arteriesVeins and tissues - Lung volumes, respiration and cardiac rate

GATE 2020 Syllabus BM – Human Anatomy and Physiology

Musculoskeletal SystemRespiratory SystemCirculatory System
Excretory SystemEndocrine SystemNervous System
Digestive SystemNervous SystemImmune System
Integumentary SystemReproductive SystemBasics Of Cell And Molecular Biology

GATE 2020 Syllabus BM – Biomechanics

Engineering MechanicsFree body diagrams and equilibriumTrusses and frames
Virtual workDynamics and kinematics of particles and of rigid bodies in plane motion
Momentum and impulse (linear and angular) and energy formulationsCollisions.
Hard TissuesDefinition of Stress and StrainDeformation Mechanics
Bone structure & composition mechanical properties of bone, cortical and cancellous bones,Viscoelastic properties, Maxwell & Voight models - anisotropy, Fatigue Analysis
Soft TissuesFunctions, structure, material properties and modeling of Soft Tissues: Cartilage, Tendon, LigamentMuscle - Hodgkin-Huxley Model
Human Joints and MovementsSkeletal joints, forces, and stresses in human joints, types of jointBiomechanical analysis of joints, parameterization, and analysis in Gait
Biofluid mechanicsFlow properties of blood, Dynamics of fluid flow in the intact human cardiovascular system - modeling and experimental approaches, Pulse wave velocities in arteries,Measurement/Estimation of In-vivo elasticity of blood vessels

GATE 2020 Syllabus BM- Medical Imaging Systems

Basic physics and Instrumentation of medical images in X-Ray, Ultrasound, CT, MRI, PET, FMRI, SPECT, and their characteristics.

GATE 2020 Syllabus BM- Biomaterials

Basic properties of biomaterials, biocompatibility, bioactivity, biodegradable materials, Fundamentals of implants and medical devices, drug delivery carriers, scaffolds for tissue engineering

GATE 2020 Exam Pattern

GATE is an all India competitive exams for engineers from various branches. The exam constitutes of 25 papers in GATE. Applicants can appear for only one paper at one time. Candidates are advised to go through GATE Exam Pattern.

  • GATE is a computer-based test.
  • The exam includes 2 types of question - Multiple Choice Questions (MCQs) and Numerical Answer Type (NAT).
  • No negative marking is there for NAT but it is applicable for MCQs.
  • For 1 mark MCQs, 1/3 marks will be deducted for every wrong answer.
  • For 2 marks MCQs, 2/3 marks will be deducted.
  • The duration of the exam is three hours.
  • All exam comprises of 3 sections namely- General Aptitude, Engineering Mathematics and specific subject of the paper

GATE 2020 – GATE Syllabus Of Other Papers

Tabulated below is the syllabus of other subjects of GATE 2020 that students may refer.

Aerospace EngineeringAEMechanical EngineeringME
Agricultural EngineeringAGMetallurgical EngineeringMT
Engineering SciencesXEMining EngineeringMN
Chemical EngineeringCHPetroleum EngineeringPE
Computer Science and Information TechnologyCSProduction and Industrial EngineeringPI
Electronics and CommunicationECTextile Engineering and Fibre ScienceTF
Electrical EngineeringEEBiotechnologyBT
Instrumentation EngineeringIN



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