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GATE  Syllabus
Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering
Computer Based Test
Updated On  October 20 2023 by Abhinandan Singh
GATE 2024  XE  Engineering Sciences  XH  Humanities & Social Sciences  XL  Life Sciences 
Compulsory section  Engineering Mathematics (15 marks)  Reasoning and Comprehension (25 marks)  Chemistry (25 marks) 
Number of papers  Any two optional sections  Any one optional sections  Any two optional sections 
Marks  2x35 = 70 marks  60 marks  2x30 = 60 
Topics  Fluid Mechanics Materials Science Solid Mechanics Thermodynamics Polymer Science and Engineering Food Technology Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences  Economics English Linguistics Philosophy Psychology Sociology  Biochemistry Botany Microbiology Zoology Food Technology 
Subject  Topics 

Civil Engineering  Engineering Mechanics, Fluid Mechanics, Hydraulics, Environmental Engineering, Engineering Materials, Construction Engineering, Surveying, Geotechnical Engineering, Transportation Engineering, Irrigation Engineering, Structural Engineering, Water Resources Engineering 
Computer Science and Engineering  Discrete Mathematics, Data Structures, Algorithms, Computer Architecture, Operating Systems, Programming Languages, Software Engineering, Information Theory, and Artificial Intelligence 
Electrical Engineering  Circuits, Signals and Systems, Electromagnetics, Control Systems, Power Systems, Electronics and Communication Engineering, and Electrical Machines 
Electronics and Communication Engineering  Analog Electronics, Digital Electronics, Communication Systems, Microwave Engineering, and VLSI Design 
Mechanical Engineering  Engineering Mechanics, Thermodynamics, Fluid Mechanics, Heat Transfer, Machine Design, Manufacturing Engineering, Production Engineering, and Robotics 
Metallurgical Engineering  Engineering Thermodynamics, Physical Metallurgy, Mechanical Metallurgy, Corrosion Engineering, Materials Science, and Metallurgical Process Engineering 
Mining Engineering  Engineering Mechanics, Rock Mechanics, Mine Ventilation, Mine Surveying, Mine Planning, and Mine Safety 
Petroleum Engineering  Engineering Thermodynamics, Fluid Mechanics, Heat Transfer, Petroleum Production, Petroleum Reservoir Engineering, and Petroleum Refining 
Chemical Engineering  Engineering Thermodynamics, Fluid Mechanics, Heat Transfer, Mass Transfer, Chemical Reaction Engineering, and Process Design 
Aeronautical Engineering  Engineering Mechanics, Fluid Mechanics, Thermodynamics, Aircraft Structures, Aircraft Propulsion, and Aircraft Systems 
Automobile Engineering  Engineering Mechanics, Fluid Mechanics, Thermodynamics, Automotive Engines, Automotive Drivetrains, and Automotive Body 
Part1  PartB(1)  PartB(2) 
Engineering Mathematics  Surveying measurements, Accuracy, Precision, Most probable value, Errors and their adjustments, Regression analysis, Correlation coefficient, Least square adjustment, Statistical significant value, Chisquare test.  Maps  Importance of maps to engineering projects, Types of maps, Scales and uses, Plotting accuracy, Map sheet numbering, Coordinate systems Cartesian and geographical, map projections, map datum – MSL, Geoid, spheroid, WGS84.  Data Quantization and Processing  Sampling and quantization theory, Principle of Linear System, Convolution, Continuous and Discrete Fourier Transform. 
Remote Sensing  Basic concept, Electromagnetic spectrum, Spectral signature, Resolutions Spectral. Spatial, Temporal and Radiometric, Platforms and Sensors, Remote Sensing Data Products  PAN, Multispectral, Microwave, Thermal, Hyperspectral, Visual and digital interpretation methods  Land Surveying  Various Levels, Levelling methods, Compass, Theodolite and Total Station and their uses, Tachometer, Trigonometric levelling, Traversing, Triangulation and Trilateration.  Digital Image Processing  Digital image characteristics: image histogram and scattergram and their significance, VarianceCovariance matrix, Correlation matrix and their significance. 
GNSS  Principle used, Components of GNSS, Data collection methods, DGPS, Errors in observations and corrections.  Aerial Photogrammetry  Types of photographs, Flying height and scale, Relief (height) displacement, Stereoscopy, 3D Model, Height determination using Parallax Bar, Digital Elevation Model (DEM), Slope.  Radiometric and Geometric Corrections – Registration and Resampling techniques. 
GIS  Introduction, Data Sources, Data Models and Data Structures, Algorithms, DBMS, Creation of Databases (spatial and nonspatial), Spatial analysis  Interpolation, Buffer, Overlay, Terrain Modeling and Network analysis.  Image Enhancement – Contrast Enhancement: Linear and Nonlinear methods; Spatial Enhancement: Noise and Spatial filters  
    Image Transformation – Principal Component Analysis (PCA), Discriminant Analysis, Color transformations (RGB  IHS, CMYK), Indices (Ratios, NDVI, NDWI). Image Segmentation and Classification – Simple techniques. 
Engineering Mathematics  Applied Mechanics and Structures 
Determinants and matrices, systems of linear equations, Eigenvalues and eigenvectors.  Engineering Mechanics: Freebody diagrams and equilibrium; trusses and frames; virtual work; kinematics and dynamics of particles and rigid bodies in plane motion; impulse and momentum (linear and angular) and energy formulations. 
Functions, gradient, divergence, curl, chain rules, partial derivatives, directional derivatives, definite and indefinite integrals, line surface and volume integrals, theorems of Stokes, Gauss and Green.  Mechanics of Materials: Stress and strain, elastic constants, Poisson’s ratio; Mohr’s circle for plane stress and plane strain; shear force and bending moment diagrams; bending and shear stresses; torsion; Euler’s theory of columns; energy methods; theories and failure, material testing methods. 
Linear, nonlinear, first and higherorder ordinary and partial differential equations, separation of variables.  Vibrations: Free and forced vibration of damped and undamped systems, single and multi DOF systems. 
Laplace transformation, analytical functions of complex variables, Fourier series, numerical methods for differentiation and integration, complex analysis, probability and statistics.  Machine Design: Design for static and dynamic loading; Design of machine elements such as shafts, gears, rolling and sliding contact bearings; Joining technics such as bolting, riveting and welding. 
General Aptitude (GA) is a common section in all the GATE Papers and consists of 15% of the total marks. The questions in GA are generally based on verbal ability and numerical ability. The subsections of the GA section includes the following topics:
Subject wise marks distribution for Graduate Aptitude Test for Engineering (GATE) Syllabus 2024 is given below in the tables:
Computer science graduates can prepare as per the topics in GATE 2024 syllabus for CSE PDF from below. GATE syllabus for CSE (Computer Science and Technology) with weightage is given below:
Subject  2019  2018 

General Aptitude  Paper 1: 8 Marks Paper 2: 7 Marks  Paper 1: 2 Marks Paper 2: 13 Marks 
Engineering Mathematics  Discrete mathematics: 11 Marks Engineering Mathematics: 7 Marks  Discrete mathematics: 7 Marks Engineering Mathematics: 5 Marks 
Digital Logic  6 Marks  3 Marks 
Computer Organization and Architecture  4 Marks  7 Marks 
Programming and Data Structure  14 Marks  6 Marks 
Algorithms  6 Marks  4 Marks 
Theory of Computation  6 Marks  3 Marks 
Compiler Design  5 Marks  4 Marks 
Operating System  8 Marks  7 Marks 
Database  9 Marks  3 Marks 
Computer Networks  9 Marks  5 Marks 
GATE 2024 Syllabus for Mechanical Engineering PDF is given in this atricle. Candidate can check Mechanical Engineering syllabus with weightage from the table below:
Subject  2019  2018 
General Aptitude  Set 1: 7 Marks Set 2: 7 Marks  Set 1: 6 Marks Set 2: 8 Marks 
Numerical Ability  Set 1: 8 Marks Set 2: 8 Marks  Set 1: 9 Marks Set 2: 7 Marks 
Engineering Mathematics  Set 1: 13 Marks Set 2: 13 Marks  Set 1:13 Marks Set 2: 13 Marks 
Applied Mechanics and Design  Engineering Mechanic:
Set 1: 5 Marks Set 2: 3 Marks Strength of Material: Set 1: 8 Marks Set 2: 9 Marks Theory of Machine and Vibration: Set 1: 9 Marks Set 2: 11 Marks Machine Design: Set 1: 5 Marks Set 2: 4 Marks  Engineering Mechanic: Set 1: 4 Marks Set 2: 7 Marks Strength of Material: Set 1: 14 Marks Set 2: 10 Marks Theory of Machine and Vibration: Set 1: 8 Marks Set 2: 4 Marks Machine Design: Set 1: 5 Marks Set 2: 4 Marks 
Fluid Mechanics and Thermal Science  Fluid Mechanics: Set 1: 5 Marks Set 2: 8 Marks Heat transfer: Set 1: 6 Marks Set 2: 7 Marks Thermodynamics and Application: Set 1: 11 Marks Set 2: 8 Marks  Fluid Mechanics: Set 1: 11 Marks Set 2: 8 Marks Heat Transfer: Set 1: 2 Marks Set 2: 5 Marks Thermodynamics and Application: Set 1: 8 Marks Set 2: 10 Marsk 
Material, Manufacturing, and Industria Engineering  Engineering Material: Set 1: 18 Marks Set 2: 18 Marks Manufacturing: Set 1:  Set 2:  Industrial Engineering: Set 1: 5 Marks Set 2: 4 Marks  Engineering Material: Set 1:  Set 2: 1 Marks Manufacturing: Set 1: 14 Marks Set 2: 17 Marks Industrial Engineering: Set 1: 6 Marks Set 2: 6 Marks 
GATE Syllabus for ECE (Electronics and Communication Engineering) with weightage is given below:
Subjects  2019  2018 

General Aptitude  15 Marks  15 Marks 
Engineering Mathematics  9 Marks  14 Marks 
Networks  5 Marks  8 Marks 
Signals and Systems  10 Marks  7 Marks 
Electronic Devices and Circuits  15 Marks  12 Marks 
Analog Circuits  10 Marks  8 Marks 
Digital Circuits  5 Marks  11 Marks 
Control System  10 Marks  8 Marks 
Communication  12 Marks  9 Marks 
Electromagnets  9 Marks  8 Marks 
Gate syllabus for EEE (Electrical Engineering) with weightage is given below:
Subjects  Marks 

General Aptitude  15 Marks 
Engineering Mathematics  12 Marks 
Signals and System  8 Marks 
Electromagnetics  4 Marks 
Electrical Machines  14 Marks 
Analog Circuits  4 Marks 
Digital Circuits  4 Marks 
Networks Theory  10 Marks 
Power System  10 Marks 
Control System  6 Marks 
Power Electronics  9 Marks 
electrical Measurement  4 Marks 
Marks Distribution for Civil Engineering Branch:
Subjects  2019  2018 

General Aptitude  Numerical Ability: Set 1: 8 Marks Set 2: Marks Verbal Ability: Set 1: 7 Marks Set 2: 7 Marks  Numerical Ability: Set 1: 11 Marks Set 2: 13 Marks Verbal Ability: Set 1: 4 Marks Set 2: 2 Marks 
Structural Engineering  Engineering Mechanics, Solid Mechanics, and Structure Analysis: Set 1: 1 Marks Set 2: 0 Construction Material and Management Set 1: 6 Marks Set 2: 3 Marks Steel structure: Set 1: 5 Marks Set 2: 4 Marks  Engineering Mechanics, Solid Mechanics, and Structure Analysis: Set 1: 2 Marks, 6 Marks, 4 Marks Set 2: 2 Marks, 3 Marks, 5 Marks Construction Material and Management Set 1: 2 Marks Set 2: 1 Marks Steel Structure: Set 1: 4 Marks Set 2: 6 Marks 
Geotechnology Engineering  Soil Mechanic Set 1: 14 Marks Set 2: 15 Marks Foundation Engineering Set 1:  Set 2:   Soil Mechanic Set 1: 9 Marks Set 2:12 Marks Foundation Engineering Set 1: 5 Marks Set 2: 3 Marks

Water Resources Engineering  Fluid Mechanic and Hydraulic Set 1: 8 Marks Set 2: 7 Marks Hydrology Set 1: 3 Marks Set 2: 4 Marks Irrigation Set 1: 13 Marks Set 2: 12 Marks  Fluid Mechanic and Hydraulic Set 1: 10 Marks Set 2: 7 Marks Hydrology Set 1: 5 Marks Set 2: 3 Marks Irrigation Set 1: 15 Marks Set 2: 12 Marks 
Environmental Engineering  Water and Waste Water Set 1: 10 Marks Set 2: 12 Marks Air Pollution and Noise Pollution Set 1:  Set 2:  Solid Waste Management Set 1:  Set 2:   Water and Waste Water Set 1: 6 Marks Set 2: 5 Marks Air Pollution and Noise Pollution Set 1: 3 Marks Set 2: 2 Marks Solid Waste Management Set 1: 1 Marks Set 2: 3 Marks 
Transportation Engineering  Transportation Engineering Set 1: 11 Marks Set 2: 11 Marks  Transportation Engineering Set 1: 9 Marks Set 2: 9 Marks 
Geomatics Engineering  Geomatics/ Surveying Set 1: 5 Marks Set 2: 5 Marks  Geomatics/Surveying Set 1: 4 Marks Set 2: 4 Marks 
The Aerospace Engineering subject is divided into two categories: core topics & special topics. Core topics mainly cover 90% of the syllabus while special topics cover 10% of the syllabus.
Candidates can check section wise GATE syllabus for Agricultural Engineering subject from below:
Engineering Mathematics, Electrical Circuits, Measurements and Control Systems, Signals and Systems, Analog and Digital Electronics, Biomaterials, Sensors and Bioinstrumentation, Biomechanics, Measurements and Control Systems, Human Anatomy and Physiology, Medical Imaging Systems.
Engineering Mathematics, General Biotechnology (Biochemistry, Microbiology, Cell Biology, Molecular Biology and Genetics, Analytical Techniques, Immunology, Bioinformatics), Plant and Animal Biotechnology, Recombinant DNA Technology, Bioprocess Engineering and Process Biotechnology.
Engineering Mathematics, (Linear Algebra, Calculus, Differential equations, Complex variables, Probability and Statistics, Numerical Methods), Fluid Mechanics and Mechanical Operations, Process Calculations and Thermodynamics, Heat Transfer, Chemical Reaction Engineering, Mass Transfer, Instrumentation and Process Control, Plant Design and Economics and Chemical Technology.
Download GATE 2024 Prospectus Pdf for Syllabus
Paper  Syllabus 

General Aptitude(Common to all)  Click Here 
Aerospace Engineering  Click Here 
Agricultural Engineering  Click Here 
Architecture and Planning  Click Here 
Biomedical Engineering  Click Here 
Biotechnology  Click Here 
Civil Engineering  Click Here 
Chemical Engineering  Click Here 
Computer Science and Information Technology  Click Here 
Chemistry  Click Here 
Electronics and Communication Engineering  Click Here 
Electrical Engineering  Click Here 
Ecology and Evolution  Click Here 
Geology and Geophysics  Click Here 
Instrumentation Engineering  Click Here 
Mathematics  Click Here 
Mechanical Engineering  Click Here 
Mining Engineering  Click Here 
Metallurgical Engineering  Click Here 
Petroleum Engineering  Click Here 
Physics  Click Here 
Production and Industrial Engineering  Click Here 
Statistics  Click Here 
Textile Engineering and Fibre science  Click Here 
Engineering Mathematics  Click Here 
Fluid Mechanics  Click Here 
Material Science  Click Here 
Solid Mechanics  Click Here 
Thermodynamics  Click Here 
Polymer Science and Engineering  Click Here 
Food Technology(XE)  Click Here 
Atmospheric and Oceanic Science  Click Here 
Chemistry  Click Here 
Biochemistry  Click Here 
Botany  Click Here 
Microbiology  Click Here 
Zoology  Click Here 
Food Technology(XL)  Click Here 
IIT Delhi has release syllabus for GATE 2024 exam on the website.
Graduate Aptitude Test for Engineering introduced Biomedical Engineering as a new subject.
Download PDF of Biomedical Engineering Syllabus.
GATE Topic  Books and Author 
Engineering Mathematics  Advanced Engineering Mathematics by Erwin Kreyszig Discrete Mathematics and Its Applications by Kenneth Rosen 
Digital Logic  Digital Electronics by S. Salivahanan & S. Arivazhagan Digital Design by Morris Mano 
Computer Organization & Architecture  Computer Architecture – A Quantitative Approach by Hennessy and Patterson Computer Organization and Embedded systems by Carl Hamacher 
Programming & Data Structures  Classic Data Structures by Debasis Samanta The C Programming language by Dennis Richie 
Algorithms  Introduction to Algorithms by Cormen Data Structures & Algorithms by R.S. Salaria 
Theory of Computation  An Introduction to Formal Languages and Automata by Peter Linz 
Compiler Design  Compiler Design in C by Allen I Holub Compilers: Principles, Techniques and Tools by Aho & Ullman 
Operating System  Operating Systems by Stallings Operating System Concepts by Galvin 
Databases  Database System Concepts by Henry. F. Korth Normalization and indexing by Shamkant B. Navathe 
Computer Networks  Computer Networks by Peterson & Davie Data Communications and Networking by Kurose & Ross and Behrouz A. Forouzan 
Topics  Books 
Design of Machine Elements  Machine design  V.B. Bhandari 
Engineering Mechanics  Engineering Mechanics by Bhavikatti Engineering Mechanics by R K Rajput Engineering Mechanics by Beer and Johnston 
Fluid Mechanics  Fluid Mechanics by R K Bansal Fluid & Hydraulics Modi and Seth 
Heat Transfer  Heat Transfer by Cengel and Holman Heat and Mass Transfer by J P Hollman and R C Sachdeva 
Industrial Engineering  Industrial Engineering by O P Khanna, Buffa and Sarin 
Manufacturing Engineering  Production Technology: Manufacturing Processes, Technology and Automation by R.K. Jain 
Strength of Materials  Strength of Materials  Gere & Timoshenko 
Strength of Materials  Strength of Materials by Gere and Timoshenko, BC Unamia, Sadhu Singh, Ramamrutham 
Thermal Science  Engineering Thermodynamics by P.K. Nag 
Thermodynamics  Engineering Thermodynamics by PK Nag and Rajput Thermodynamics by Cengel. 
Theory of Machines  Theory of Machines by Ratan 
Vibrations  Mechanical Vibration by Grover 
Topics  Books 
Engineering Mathematics  Advanced Engineering Mathematics by E.Kreyszig 
Networks  Engineering Circuit Analysis by Hayt & Kemmerly 
Signal and systems  Signals and Systems by Oppenheim & Wilsky Signals and Systems by Nagoor Kani 
Electrical Machine  Electrical Machinery by P.S.Bimbhra 
Power system  Power Systems Engineering by Nagrath & Kothari Power Systems by JB Gupta & CL Wadhwa 
Power Electronics  For Beginners Power Electronics by MH Rashid Power Electronics by P.S.Bimbhra 
Control system  Control Systems Engineering by Nagrath & Gopal 
Measurement  Electrical and Electronic Measurement & Instrumentation by AK Sawhney 
Analog  Electronic Devices and Circuit Theory by Boylestad 
Digital Circuits  Digital Design by M.Morris Mano 
Electro Magnetics  Elements of Electromagnetics by Mathew N. O. Sadiku Engineering Electromagnetics by William .H.Hayt 
Circuit analysis  Transient Analysis Of Electric Power Circuits by Arieh L Shenkmann and also Chakrabarthi 
Topics  Recommended Books and Author 
Mathematics  Advanced Engineering Mathematics by Erwin Kreyszig 
Network Theory  Engineering Circuit Analysis by Steven M. Durbin, Jack E. Kemmerly , William H. Hayt 
Analog Electronics  Fundamentals of Microelectronics by Behzad Razavi GATE  Electronics & Communication by R K Kanodia 
Signals and Systems  Signals And Systems (Schaum’s Outline Series) by H P HSU Signals & Systems by Alan V. Oppenheim 
Communication Systems  Modern Digital and Analog Communication System by B P Lathi 
Electrical and Electronic Measurements  A Course In Electrical And Electronic Measurements And Instrumentation by A K Sawhney 
Control System  Automatic Control Systems by B C Kuo 
Process Control  Process Control: Modeling, Design, And Simulation by B. Wayne Bequette 
Transducers  Introduction to Measurements and Instrumentation by Arun K Ghosh 
Topics  Authors 
Theory of Structure  CK Wang, S. Rammamrutham, L.S. Negi & Jangit 
Theory of Elasticity  Timoshenko & Gere 
Theory of Structure  Wilbur & Norris 
Strength of Materials/Mechanics of Structure  Gare & Timoshenko, E. Popove, L. Singer, B.C. Punamia, Rammamrutham 
Soil Mechanics  Gopal Ranjan & Rao, Venkat Ramaiah, S. K. Garg, B.C. Punamia, V N S Murthy 
Steel Design  Kazimi Zindal to improve concepts; for numerals L.S. Negi and for other topics – S.K. Duggal 
Reinforced Concrete Structures Design (RCC)  Krishna Raju, PC Verghese, Pillai & Menon 
Railway Engineering  Subhash And Satyapal 
Prestressed Concrete  Krishna Raju 
Reinforced Concrete  Ashok K Jain 
Water Resources  S K Garg 
Transportation  Justo Khanna 
Geotech Engineering  Gopal Ranjan and Rao, R.F. Craig 
Highway Engineering  Khanna 
CPMPERT/ Construction Tech  BC Punmia, Peurifoy 
Fluid Mechanics & Machines  RK Bansal, Modi & Seth 
Environmental Engg  SK Garg (1&2), PeavyRowe 
Highway/ Pavement & Traffic  Khanna & Justo, Kadiyali 
Railway & Airport  Saxena & Arora 
Surveying  KR Arora; BC Punmia 
Build materials  ML Gambhir; BC Punmia; MS Shetty 
Irrigation  SK Garg 
Engineering Maths  BS Garewal; Kreyzig 
Reference Books  Authors 
General Aptitude  Quantitative Aptitude by CAT by Arun Sharma, Quantitative Aptitude by R.S Agarwal 
Control System  Control Systems by Nagarath and Gopal Control Systems Engineering by Norma Nise 
Network  Network Theory by Alexander Sadiku Network Analysis by Van Valkenburg Circuit Theory by A.Chakraborty 
Electronic Devices  Electronic Devices and Circuits by Millman & Halkias, Semiconductor Physics And Devices by Donald A. Neamen, Solid state electronic devices by Ben G. Streetman and Sanjay Banerjee 
Signal Systems  Digital Signal Processing by S.K Mitra, Modern digital and analog Communications system by BP Lathi, Signals & Systems By Alan V. Oppenheim 
Analog Circuits  Analog Electronics, Electronics devices and circuits – Donald A Neaman, Microelectronics Circuits by Sedra & Smith, Electronic Devices and Circuit Theory by Robert L Boylestad & Nashelsky, Pulse and Digital Electronics by Millman and Taub 
Digital System  Digital Logic and Computer Design by M.Morris Mano, Digital circuits and design by Salivahanan Fundamentals of digital systems by Anandkumar, Digital Electronic Principles and applications by Ronald J. Toccii, Pearson Publications 
Electromagnetics  Elements of Electromagnetics by Matthew N.O. Sadiku Network lines and fields by J.D Ryder (Transmission lines part) Electromagnetic waves and Radiating Systems by Jordon and Balmain Antenna Theory by Balanis 
Communication System  Analog and Digital Communication System by Simon Haykin, Principle of Communication System by Taub & Schillings, Modern digital and Analog Communications system by BP Lathi, Electronic Communication Systems by Kennedy and Davis (just the Noise chapter) 
Maths  Advanced Engineering Mathematics by R. K. Jain, S. R. K. Iyengar Higher Engineering mathematics by Dr B.S. Grewal 
After checking the syllabus of GATE exam, the candidate must check the GATE 2024 exam pattern which defined the number of questions, type of question, marking scheme, papers, etc. Total of 65 questions will be asked in the GATE exam. The whole exam is of three hours. The question paper is of 100 marks. The whole question paper is divided into two sections: Multiple Choice questions and Numerical Answers Type Questions. One or two marks will be given to the applicants for correct answers and the negative marking depends on the marks of questions. Onethird of the marks will be deducted for incorrect answer.
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Thanks for sharing this article, its informative. you can check detailed GATE 2022 syllabus subject wise in the THE GATE ACADEMY website