Subject | General Aptitude | Engineering Mathematics | Technical Subjects |
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Aerospace Engineering | Basic Mathematics, Logical Reasoning, Data Interpretation, and General Awareness | Calculus, Differential Equations, Linear Algebra, Probability, and Statistics | Fluid Mechanics, Thermodynamics, Heat Transfer, Engineering Mechanics, Vibrations, Control Systems, and Aircraft Structures |
Civil Engineering | Basic Mathematics, Logical Reasoning, Data Interpretation, and General Awareness | Calculus, Differential Equations, Linear Algebra, Probability, and Statistics | Strength of Materials, Concrete Technology, Structural Analysis, Fluid Mechanics, Hydraulics, Geotechnical Engineering, Surveying, and Transportation Engineering |
Chemical Engineering | Basic Mathematics, Logical Reasoning, Data Interpretation, and General Awareness | Calculus, Differential Equations, Linear Algebra, Probability, and Statistics | Transport Phenomena, Thermodynamics, Chemical Reaction Engineering, Process Control, and Unit Operations |
Electrical Engineering | Basic Mathematics, Logical Reasoning, Data Interpretation, and General Awareness | Calculus, Differential Equations, Linear Algebra, Probability, and Statistics | Circuit Theory, Signals and Systems, Electromagnetic Fields, Electrical Machines, Power Systems, and Control Systems |
Electronics and Communication Engineering | Basic Mathematics, Logical Reasoning, Data Interpretation, and General Awareness | Calculus, Differential Equations, Linear Algebra, Probability, and Statistics | Signals and Systems, Communication Systems, Digital Electronics, Analog Electronics, Control Systems, and Microwave Engineering |
Geology | Basic Mathematics, Logical Reasoning, Data Interpretation, and General Awareness | Calculus, Differential Equations, Linear Algebra, Probability, and Statistics | Geology, Mineralogy, Petrology, Structural Geology, Geophysics, Geochemistry, and Engineering Geology |
Geomatics Engineering | Basic Mathematics, Logical Reasoning, Data Interpretation, and General Awareness | Calculus, Differential Equations, Linear Algebra, Probability, and Statistics | Surveying, Photogrammetry, Remote Sensing, GIS, and Geoinformatics |
Industrial Engineering | Basic Mathematics, Logical Reasoning, Data Interpretation, and General Awareness | Calculus, Differential Equations, Linear Algebra, Probability, and Statistics | Operations Research, Production Planning and Control, Inventory Management, Quality Control, Ergonomics, and Human Factors Engineering |
Instrumentation Engineering | Basic Mathematics, Logical Reasoning, Data Interpretation, and General Awareness | Calculus, Differential Equations, Linear Algebra, Probability, and Statistics | Measurement Systems, Instrumentation, Control Systems, Signal Processing, and Biomedical Instrumentation |
Mathematics | Basic Mathematics, Logical Reasoning, Data Interpretation, and General Awareness | Calculus, Differential Equations, Linear Algebra, Probability, and Statistics | Analysis, Algebra, Geometry, Topology, Differential Geometry, Numerical Analysis, and Mathematical Physics |
Mechanical Engineering | Basic Mathematics, Logical Reasoning, Data Interpretation, and General Awareness | Calculus, Differential Equations, Linear Algebra, Probability, and Statistics | Strength of Materials, Thermodynamics, Fluid Mechanics, Heat Transfer, Machine Design, Manufacturing Processes, and Mechatronics |
Metallurgical Engineering | Basic Mathematics, Logical Reasoning, Data Interpretation, and General Awareness | Calculus, Differential Equations, Linear Algebra, Probability, and Statistics | Thermodynamics, Physical Metallurgy, Process Metallurgy, Metallurgical Engineering, and Materials Science |
Mining Engineering | Basic Mathematics, Logical Reasoning, Data Interpretation, and General Awareness | Calculus, Differential Equations, Linear Algebra, Probability, and Statistics | Mine Planning and Design, Rock Mechanics, Mineral Processing, and Mine Ventilation |
Ocean Engineering | Basic Mathematics, Logical Reasoning, Data Interpretation, and General Awareness | Calculus, Differential Equations, Linear Algebra, Probability, and Statistics | Fluid Mechanics, Oceanography, Shipbuilding, Marine Structures, and Marine Power Plants |
Petroleum Engineering | Basic Mathematics, Logical Reasoning, Data Interpretation, and General Awareness | Calculus, Differential Equations, Linear Algebra, Probability, and Statistics | Petroleum Geology, Reservoir Engineering, Drilling Engineering, Production Engineering, and Well Testing |
Physics | Basic Mathematics, Logical Reasoning, Data Interpretation, and General Awareness | Calculus, Differential Equations, Linear Algebra, Probability, and Statistics | Mechanics, Electromagnetism, Optics, Thermodynamics, Statistical Physics, and Quantum Mechanics |
Production and Industrial Engineering | Basic Mathematics, Logical Reasoning, Data Interpretation, and General Awareness | Calculus, Differential Equations, Linear Algebra, Probability, and Statistics | Operations Research, Production Planning and Control, Inventory Management, Quality Control, Ergonomics, and Human Factors Engineering |
Here are some additional tips for preparing for the General Aptitude section of GATE:
Paper 1
Paper 2
Here are some additional tips for preparing for the Engineering Mathematics section of GATE:
Paper 1
Topic | Sub-Topics |
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Calculus | Limits, Continuity, Differentiability, Mean Value Theorem, Taylor Series, Differential Equations, Laplace Transforms, Fourier Series |
Linear Algebra | Matrices, Determinants, Eigenvalues and Eigenvectors, Linear Transformations, Vector Spaces |
Probability and Statistics | Random Variables, Probability Distributions, Sampling Distributions, Hypothesis Testing, Correlation and Regression |
Paper 2
Topic | Sub-Topics |
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Calculus | Functions of Several Variables, Partial Derivatives, Multiple Integrals, Vector Calculus |
Linear Algebra | Matrices, Determinants, Eigenvalues and Eigenvectors, Linear Transformations, Vector Spaces |
Probability and Statistics | Random Variables, Probability Distributions, Sampling Distributions, Hypothesis Testing, Correlation and Regression |
Section | Topics |
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General Aptitude | Verbal Ability, Quantitative Aptitude, Analytical Aptitude, Spatial Aptitude |
Engineering Mathematics | Discrete Mathematics, Linear Algebra, Calculus, Probability and Statistics |
Digital Logic | Boolean algebra, CombinationalÂ and sequential circuits, Minimization, Number representations and computer arithmetic (fixed and floating point) |
Computer Organization and Architecture | Computer architecture, Memory hierarchy, Input/Output, Interrupts and exceptions |
Programming and Data Structures | C programming, Data structures (arrays, linked lists, stacks, queues, trees, graphs), Algorithms (sorting, searching, recursion, dynamic programming) |
Algorithms | Design and analysis of algorithms, NP-completeness, Greedy algorithms, Dynamic programming |
Theory of Computation | Automata theory, Formal languages, Recursive functions, Turing machines |
Compiler Design | Lexical analysis, Syntax analysis, Semantic analysis, Code generation |
Operating Systems | Operating system concepts, Process management, Memory management, I/O management, File systems |
Databases | Database concepts, Relational databases, SQL, Data mining |
Computer Networks | Computer networks, OSI model, TCP/IP, Routing, Switching |
Topic | Weightage in Marks |
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Programming and Data Structures | 10.5 |
Computer Organization and Architecture | 9 |
Operating Systems | 8.5 |
Databases | 7.5 |
Computer Networks | 7 |
Algorithms | 6.5 |
Theory of Computation | 7.5 |
Compiler Design | 2.75 |
Digital Logic | 5 |
Engineering Mathematics | 13 |
General Aptitude | 15 |
The syllabus is designed to test the candidate's knowledge of the fundamental concepts of mechanical engineering. The questions in the exam will be based on these concepts, and will require the candidate to apply their knowledge to solve practical problems.
The syllabus is also designed to be comprehensive, covering all of the major areas of mechanical engineering. This ensures that the candidate will have a broad understanding of the subject, and will be able to apply their knowledge to a variety of engineering problems.
The syllabus is updated every year, to ensure that it reflects the latest developments in mechanical engineering. This ensures that the candidate will be tested on the latest knowledge and skills, and will be prepared for the challenges of a career in mechanical engineering.
Section | Topic |
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Engineering Mathematics | Linear Algebra, Differential Equations, Vector Calculus, Numerical Methods, Probability and Statistics |
Engineering Mechanics | Statics, Dynamics, Strength of Materials, Machine Design |
Thermodynamics | Thermodynamics, Heat Transfer, Fluid Mechanics |
Manufacturing | Manufacturing Processes, Machine Tools, Metrology, Industrial Engineering |
Materials | Engineering Materials, Metallurgy, Material Science |
Design | Engineering Design, CAD/CAM, Finite Element Analysis |
Section | Topic | Weightage |
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Engineering Mathematics | Linear Algebra | 15% |
Engineering Mathematics | Differential Equations | 15% |
Engineering Mathematics | Vector Calculus | 10% |
Engineering Mathematics | Numerical Methods | 10% |
Engineering Mathematics | Probability and Statistics | 10% |
Engineering Mechanics | Statics | 15% |
Engineering Mechanics | Dynamics | 15% |
Engineering Mechanics | Strength of Materials | 20% |
Engineering Mechanics | Machine Design | 15% |
Thermodynamics | Thermodynamics | 20% |
Thermodynamics | Heat Transfer | 15% |
Thermodynamics | Fluid Mechanics | 20% |
Manufacturing | Manufacturing Processes | 15% |
Manufacturing | Machine Tools | 15% |
Manufacturing | Metrology | 10% |
Manufacturing | Industrial Engineering | 10% |
Materials | Engineering Materials | 20% |
Materials | Metallurgy | 15% |
Materials | Material Science | 15% |
Design | Engineering Design | 15% |
Design | CAD/CAM | 15% |
Design | Finite Element Analysis | 20% |
Section | Topic |
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Engineering Mathematics | Linear Algebra, Differential Equations, Vector Calculus, Numerical Methods, Probability and Statistics |
Engineering Mechanics | Statics, Dynamics, Strength of Materials, Theory of Machines |
Hydraulics and Geotechnical Engineering | Fluid Mechanics, Hydraulic Machines, Hydrology, Soil Mechanics, Foundation Engineering |
Construction Engineering and Management | Construction Planning and Management, Building Materials, Concrete Technology, Construction Management |
Transportation Engineering | Highway Engineering, Traffic Engineering, Railway Engineering, Airport Engineering |
Environmental Engineering | Environmental Engineering, Water Supply Engineering, Wastewater Engineering, Solid Waste Management |
Section | Topic | Weightage |
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Engineering Mathematics | Linear Algebra | 15% |
Engineering Mathematics | Differential Equations | 15% |
Engineering Mathematics | Vector Calculus | 10% |
Engineering Mathematics | Numerical Methods | 10% |
Engineering Mathematics | Probability and Statistics | 10% |
Engineering Mechanics | Statics | 15% |
Engineering Mechanics | Dynamics | 15% |
Engineering Mechanics | Strength of Materials | 20% |
Engineering Mechanics | Theory of Machines | 10% |
Hydraulics and Geotechnical Engineering | Fluid Mechanics | 20% |
Hydraulics and Geotechnical Engineering | Hydraulic Machines | 15% |
Hydraulics and Geotechnical Engineering | Hydrology | 10% |
Hydraulics and Geotechnical Engineering | Soil Mechanics | 20% |
Hydraulics and Geotechnical Engineering | Foundation Engineering | 10% |
Construction Engineering and Management | Construction Planning and Management | 15% |
Construction Engineering and Management | Building Materials | 10% |
Construction Engineering and Management | Concrete Technology | 15% |
Construction Engineering and Management | Construction Management | 20% |
Transportation Engineering | Highway Engineering | 15% |
Transportation Engineering | Traffic Engineering | 15% |
Transportation Engineering | Railway Engineering | 10% |
Transportation Engineering | Airport Engineering | 10% |
Environmental Engineering | Environmental Engineering | 20% |
Environmental Engineering | Water Supply Engineering | 15% |
Environmental Engineering | Wastewater Engineering | 15% |
Environmental Engineering | Solid Waste Management | 10% |
Section | Topic |
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Engineering Mathematics | Linear Algebra, Differential Equations, Vector Calculus, Numerical Methods, Probability and Statistics |
Circuits and Signals | Network Theory, Signals and Systems, Control Systems |
Electromagnetics | Electrostatics, Magnetostatics, Electrodynamics, Wave Propagation |
Electrical Machines | Transformers, DC Machines, AC Machines, Power Electronics |
Digital Electronics | Boolean Algebra, Logic Design, Digital Systems, VLSI Design |
Communication Engineering | Analog Communication, Digital Communication, Microwave Engineering, Signal Processing |
Section | Topic | Weightage |
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Engineering Mathematics | Linear Algebra | 15% |
Engineering Mathematics | Differential Equations | 15% |
Engineering Mathematics | Vector Calculus | 10% |
Engineering Mathematics | Numerical Methods | 10% |
Engineering Mathematics | Probability and Statistics | 10% |
Circuits and Signals | Network Theory | 20% |
Circuits and Signals | Signals and Systems | 20% |
Circuits and Signals | Control Systems | 15% |
Electromagnetics | Electrostatics | 10% |
Electromagnetics | Magnetostatics | 10% |
Electromagnetics | Electrodynamics | 20% |
Electromagnetics | Wave Propagation | 15% |
Electrical Machines | Transformers | 15% |
Electrical Machines | DC Machines | 15% |
Electrical Machines | AC Machines | 20% |
Electrical Machines | Power Electronics | 15% |
Digital Electronics | Boolean Algebra | 15% |
Digital Electronics | Logic Design | 15% |
Digital Electronics | Digital Systems | 20% |
Digital Electronics | VLSI Design | 15% |
Communication Engineering | Analog Communication | 15% |
Communication Engineering | Digital Communication | 15% |
Communication Engineering | Microwave Engineering | 15% |
Communication Engineering | Signal Processing | 20% |
Section | Topic |
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Engineering Mathematics | Linear Algebra, Differential Equations, Vector Calculus, Numerical Methods, Probability and Statistics |
Geomatics Fundamentals | Introduction to Geomatics, Surveying Measurements, Errors and Adjustments, Map Projections, Remote Sensing, GIS |
Geoinformatics | Data Structures and Algorithms, Database Management Systems, Programming Languages, Computer Graphics, Image Processing, Pattern Recognition |
Geomatics Applications | Transportation Engineering, Civil Engineering, Environmental Engineering, Land Information Management, Resource Management, Disaster Management |
Section | Topic |
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Engineering Mathematics | Linear Algebra, Differential Equations, Vector Calculus, Numerical Methods, Probability and Statistics |
Ship Structures and Strength | Mechanics of Materials, Ship Structures, Ship Strength |
Fluid Mechanics and Marine Hydrodynamics | Fluid Mechanics, Marine Hydrodynamics, Ship Manoeuvring and Motions |
Naval Architecture and Ocean Engineering | Ship Geometry and Physical Fundamentals, Ship Propulsion and Machinery, Ship Resistance and Propulsion, Ship Stability and Operation |
Thermodynamics and Heat Transfer | Thermodynamics, Heat Transfer, Marine Refrigeration and Air Conditioning |
Subject | Section | Topic |
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Computer Science and Engineering (CSE) | Engineering Mathematics | Linear Algebra, Differential Equations, Vector Calculus, Numerical Methods, Probability and Statistics |
Computer Science and Engineering (CSE) | Data Structures and Algorithms | Arrays, Linked Lists, Stacks, Queues, Trees, Graphs, Sorting and Searching, Dynamic Programming, Greedy Algorithms, Divide and Conquer |
Computer Science and Engineering (CSE) | Computer Organization and Architecture | Machine Instructions, Memory Organization, Processor Design, I/O Organization, Pipelining, Parallel Processing |
Computer Science and Engineering (CSE) | Operating Systems | Process Management, Memory Management, File Management, I/O Management, Deadlocks, Scheduling |
Computer Science and Engineering (CSE) | Programming Languages | Syntax, Semantics, Types, Abstraction, Data Structures, Control Flow, Algorithms, Compilers, Interpreters |
Computer Science and Engineering (CSE) | Theory of Computation | Turing Machines, Computability, Complexity Theory, Algorithms, Automata Theory |
Electrical Engineering (EE) | Engineering Mathematics | Linear Algebra, Differential Equations, Vector Calculus, Numerical Methods, Probability and Statistics |
Electrical Engineering (EE) | Circuits and Signals | Network Theory, Signals and Systems, Control Systems |
Electrical Engineering (EE) | Electromagnetics | Electrostatics, Magnetostatics, Electrodynamics, Wave Propagation |
Electrical Engineering (EE) | Electrical Machines | Transformers, DC Machines, AC Machines, Power Electronics |
Electrical Engineering (EE) | Digital Electronics | Boolean Algebra, Logic Design, Digital Systems, VLSI Design |
Electrical Engineering (EE) | Communication Engineering | Analog Communication, Digital Communication, Microwave Engineering, Signal Processing |
Electronics and Communication Engineering (ECE) | Engineering Mathematics | Linear Algebra, Differential Equations, Vector Calculus, Numerical Methods, Probability and Statistics |
Electronics and Communication Engineering (ECE) | Circuits and Signals | Network Theory, Signals and Systems, Control Systems |
Electronics and Communication Engineering (ECE) | Electromagnetics | Electrostatics, Magnetostatics, Electrodynamics, Wave Propagation |
Electronics and Communication Engineering (ECE) | Electronics Devices and Circuits | Semiconductor Physics, Diodes, Transistors, Operational Amplifiers, Filters, Instrumentation Amplifiers |
Electronics and Communication Engineering (ECE) | Communication Engineering | Analog Communication, Digital Communication, Microwave Engineering, Signal Processing |
Mathematics (MA) | Engineering Mathematics | Linear Algebra, Differential Equations, Vector Calculus, Numerical Methods, Probability and Statistics |
Mathematics (MA) | Real Analysis | Sequences and Series, Functions of Several Variables, Limits and Continuity, Differentiation, Integration |
Mathematics (MA) | Complex Analysis | Complex Numbers, Functions of a Complex Variable, Cauchy-Riemann Equations, Analytic Functions, Residues |
Mathematics (MA) | Topology | Sets, Functions, Relations, Metric Spaces, Topological Spaces, Compactness, Connectedness |
Mathematics (MA) | Differential Geometry | Curves and Surfaces, Manifolds, Vector Fields, Line Integrals, Surface Integrals |
Civil Engineering (CE) | Engineering Mathematics | Linear Algebra, Differential Equations, Vector Calculus, Numerical Methods, Probability and Statistics |
Civil Engineering (CE) | Engineering Mechanics | Statics, Dynamics, Strength of Materials, Theory of Machines |
Civil Engineering (CE) | Hydraulics and Geotechnical Engineering | Fluid Mechanics, Hydraulic Machines, Hydrology, Soil Mechanics, Foundation Engineering |
Civil Engineering (CE) | Construction Engineering and Management | Construction Planning and Management, Building Materials, Concrete Technology, Construction Management |
Civil Engineering (CE) | Environmental Engineering | Environmental Engineering, Water Supply Engineering, Wastewater Engineering, Solid Waste Management |
Exam Pattern | Details |
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Number of Subjects | 29 |
Sections | General Aptitude (GA) + Candidate's Selected Subject(s) |
Type of Questions | Multiple Choice Questions (MCQ) and Numerical Answer Type (NAT) |
Number of Questions | 65 questions total, out of which 10 questions will be on GA and 55 questions will be on the candidate's chosen subject(s) |
Marking Scheme | Each MCQ will be worth 1 mark and each NAT will be worth 2 marks |
Duration of Exam | 3 hours (180 minutes) |
Mode of Examination | Computer-Based Test (CBT) |
Language of Examination | English |
Eligibility Criteria | Candidates must have a bachelor's degree in engineering, technology, or a related field from a recognized university or institution |
Question Type | Marks |
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Multiple Choice Questions (MCQ) | 1 mark each |
Numerical Answer Type (NAT) | 2 marks each |
Negative Marking | There is no negative marking for MCQs. However, 1 mark will be deducted for each wrong answer in NAT. |
Total Marks | 100 marks |