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GATE Syllabus 2022 is now available on the official website at gate.iitkgp.ac.in for all the 29 papers. No new changes have been made to GATE Syllabus 2022, however, two new syllabus have been added for the newly introduced subjects- Naval Architecture & Marine Engineering (NM) and Geomatics Engineering (GE). ​General Aptitude (GA) is a mandatory section in GATE syllabus for all 29 papers with a 15% weightage in the question paper. Meanwhile, the rest of the syllabus varies according to the paper chosen by the candidate. Check GATE 2022 Exam Pattern

GATE 2022 is scheduled for February 5, 6, 12 and 13, 2022. Candidates appearing for GATE 2022 can download paper-wise syllabus PDFs to know the important topics and sub-topics, their weightage and the best books for preparation.

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GATE Paper-wise Syllabus

GATE Syllabus 2022- Download Paper-wise PDF

IIT Kharagpur has released the paper-wise GATE Syllabus 2022 for CSE, ECE, EEE, IN, CE and other papers. Candidates can download the paper-wise GATE Syllabus 2022 PDF for each paper from the table below: 

GATE Syllabus 2022 PDF Download Sectional-weightage
General Aptitude Engineering Mathematics Core Discipline
GATE 2022 Aerospace Engineering (AE) Syllabus PDF 15 marks 13 marks 72 marks
GATE 2022 Agricultural Engineering (AG) Syllabus PDF 15 marks 13 marks 72 marks
GATE 2022 Architecture and Planning (AR) Syllabus PDF 15 marks -- Part A: 60 marks
Part B (B1 or B2): 25 marks
GATE 2022 Biomedical Engineering (BM) Syllabus PDF 15 marks 13 marks 72 marks
GATE 2022 Biotechnology (BT) Syllabus PDF 15 marks 13 marks 72 marks
GATE 2022 Civil Engineering (CE) Syllabus PDF 15 marks 13 marks 72 marks
GATE 2022 Chemical Engineering (CH) Syllabus PDF 15 marks 13 marks 72 marks
GATE 2022 Computer Science and Information Technology (CS) Syllabus PDF 15 marks 13 marks 72 marks
GATE 2022 Chemistry (CY) Syllabus PDF 15 marks -- 85 marks
GATE 2022 Electronics and Communication Engineering (EC) Syllabus 15 marks 13 marks 72 marks
GATE 2022 Electrical Engineering (EE) Syllabus PDF 15 marks 13 marks 72 marks
GATE 2022 Environmental Science and Engineering (ES) Syllabus PDF 15 marks 13 marks 72 marks
GATE 2022 Ecology and Evolution (EY) Syllabus PDF 15 marks -- 85 marks
GATE 2022 Geomatics Engineering (GG) Syllabus PDF(New Paper) 15 marks -- Part A: 55 marks
Part B (Section I or Section II): 30 marks
GATE 2022 Geology and Geophysics (GG) Syllabus PDF 15 marks -- Part A: 25 marks
Part B (Geology or Geophysics): 60 marks
GATE 2022 Instrumentation Engineering (IN) Syllabus PDF 15 marks 13 marks 72 marks
GATE 2022 Mathematics (MA) Syllabus PDF 15 marks -- 85 marks
GATE 2022 Mechanical Engineering (ME) Syllabus PDF 15 marks 13 marks 72 marks
GATE 2022 Mining Engineering (MN) Syllabus PDF 15 marks 13 marks 72 marks
GATE 2022 Metallurgical Engineering (MT) Syllabus PDF 15 marks 13 marks 72 marks
GATE 2022 Naval Architecture & Marine Engineering (NM) Syllabus PDF(New Paper) 15 marks 13 marks 72 marks
GATE 2022 Petroleum Engineering (PE) Syllabus PDF 15 marks 13 marks 72 marks
GATE 2022 Physics (PH) Syllabus PDF 15 marks -- 85 marks
GATE 2022 Production and Industrial Engineering (PI) Syllabus PDF 15 marks 13 marks 72 marks
GATE 2022 Statistics (ST) Syllabus PDF 15 marks 13 marks 72 marks
GATE 2022 Textile Engineering and Fibre Science (TF) Syllabus PDF 15 marks 13 marks 72 marks
GATE 2022 Engineering Sciences (XE) Syllabus PDF 15 marks 15 marks 70 marks
GATE 2022 Humanities and Social Sciences (XH) Syllabus PDF 15 marks -- Reasoning & Comprehension: 25 marks
Core Discipline: 60 marks
GATE 2022 Life Sciences (XL) Syllabus PDF 15 marks -- Chemistry: 25 marks
Core Discipline: 60 marks

GATE General Aptitude Syllabus

GATE Syllabus 2022 for General Aptitude- Important Topics and Sub-Topics

  • General Aptitude (GA) is a common section in all GATE Syllabus and holds 15% weightage of the total marks.
  • The questions in GA are based on verbal, numerical, quantitative ability and spatial aptitude.
  • Important Topics under GATE Syllabus 2022 for General Aptitude is as follows:
GATE General Aptitude Syllabus: Important Topics and Sub-Topics

GATE Engineering Mathematics Syllabus

GATE Syllabus 2022 for Engineering Mathematics- Paper-wise Important Topics

  • Engineering Mathematics holds 13% weightage in GATE Syllabus for papers with codes- AE, AG, BM, BT, CE, CH, CS, EC, EE, ES, IN, ME, MN, MT, NM, PE, PI and TF.
  • However, for XE (Engineering Sciences paper), Engineering Mathematics holds 15% in the question paper.
  • GATE Engineering Mathematics Syllabus 2022 has different topics based on the paper code with Linear Algebra and Calculus as the common topics for all the papers.
  • GATE Engineering Mathematics Syllabus tests a candidate’s skills in mathematical methods and techniques which are majorly used in engineering.
  • Paper-wise important topics for GATE Syllabus 2022 for Engineering Mathematics have been tabulated below:
GATE Paper Engineering Mathematics Important Topics
Aerospace Engineering (AE) Linear Algebra, Calculus, Differential Equations
Agricultural Engineering (AG) Linear Algebra, Calculus, Differential Equations, Vector Calculus, Probability, and Statistics, Numerical Methods
Biomedical Engineering (BM) Linear Algebra, Calculus, Differential Equations, Analysis of complex variables, 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, Vector Analysis, Complex Analysis
Electrical Engineering (EE) Linear Algebra, Calculus, Differential Equations, Probability and Statistics, Complex Variables
Environmental Science and Engineering (ES) Linear Algebra, Calculus, Differential Equations, Probability and Statistics
Instrumentation Engineering (IN) Linear Algebra, Calculus, Differential Equations, Analysis of Complex Variables, Probability and Statistics, Numerical Methods
Mechanical Engineering (ME) Linear Algebra, Calculus, Differential Equations, Complex Variables, Probability and Statistics, Numerical Methods
Mining Engineering (MN) Linear Algebra, Calculus, Differential Equations, Vector Calculus, Probability and Statistics, Numerical Methods
Metallurgical Engineering (MT) 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) Linear Algebra, Calculus, Differential Equations, Complex Variables, Probability and Statistics, Numerical Methods
Textile Engineering and Fiber Science (TF) Linear Algebra, Calculus, Differential Equations, Probability and Statistics, Numerical Methods
Engineering Sciences (XE) Linear Algebra, Calculus, Ordinary Differential Equations (ODE), Partial Differential Equations (PDE), Probability and Statistics, Numerical Methods, Vector Calculus, Complex Variables

GATE CSE Syllabus

GATE Syllabus 2022 for CSE

  • GATE Syllabus 2022 for CSE is divided into three sections- General Aptitude, Engineering Mathematics and Core Discipline.
  • General Aptitude section carries 15 marks, Engineering Mathematics about 13 marks and 72 marks for the topics from Core Discipline.
  • The table below shows the weightage of important topics from GATE CSE Syllabus for last year. Candidates can refer to the table below to know the expected number of questions from each topic:
Topic Sub-Topics
Discrete Mathematics Propositional and first order logic. Sets, relations, functions, partial orders and lattices. Monoids, Groups. Graphs: connectivity, matching, coloring. Combinatorics: counting, recurrence relations, generating functions
Digital Logic Boolean algebra. Combinational and sequential circuits. Minimization. Number representations and computer arithmetic (fixed and floating-point)
Computer Organization and Architecture Machine instructions and addressing modes. ALU, data‐path and control unit. Instruction pipelining, pipeline hazards. Memory hierarchy: cache, main memory and secondary storage; I/O interface (interrupt and DMA mode)
Programming and Data Structures Programming in C. Recursion. Arrays, stacks, queues, linked lists, trees, binary search trees, binary heaps, graphs
Algorithms Searching, sorting, hashing. Asymptotic worst-case time and space complexity. Algorithm design techniques: greedy, dynamic programming and divide‐and‐conquer. Graph traversals, minimum spanning trees, shortest paths
Theory of Computation Regular expressions and finite automata. Context-free grammars and push-down automata. Regular and contex-free languages, pumping lemma. Turing machines and undecidability.
Compiler Design Lexical analysis, parsing, syntax-directed translation. Runtime environments. Intermediate code generation. Local optimization, Data flow analyses: constant propagation, liveness analysis, common subexpression elimination
Operating System System calls, processes, threads, inter‐process communication, concurrency and synchronization. Deadlock. CPU and I/O scheduling. Memory management and virtual memory. File systems
Databases ER‐model. Relational model: relational algebra, tuple calculus, SQL. Integrity constraints, normal forms. File organization, indexing (e.g., B and B+ trees). Transactions and concurrency control
Computer Networks Concept of layering: OSI and TCP/IP Protocol Stacks; Basics of packet, circuit and virtual circuit-switching; Data link layer: framing, error detection, Medium Access Control, Ethernet bridging; Routing protocols: shortest path, flooding, distance vector and link-state routing; Fragmentation and IP addressing, IPv4, CIDR notation, Basics of IP support protocols (ARP, DHCP, ICMP), Network Address Translation (NAT); Transport layer: flow control and congestion control, UDP, TCP, sockets; Application layer protocols: DNS, SMTP, HTTP, FTP, Email

GATE Syllabus 2022 for CSE- Weightage of Important Topics

Topics Year-wise Weightage of Important Topics (Marks)
GATE 2022 
(Expected)
GATE 2021 GATE 2020 GATE 2019 GATE 2018 GATE 2017 GATE 2016
General Aptitude 15 15 15 15 15 15 15
Engineering Mathematics 13 6 5 6 7 8 10
Discrete Mathematics 11 10 7 12 7 4
Digital Logic 6 5 4 9 4 5 5
Computer Organization and Architecture 8 6 11 3 11 9 7
Programming and Data Structures 15 8 12 12 10 14 11
Algorithms 7 12 6 7 7 6 11
Theory of Computation 6 8 9 7 7 9 9
Compiler Design 4 8 4 6 6 4 4
Operating System 9 5 10 10 10 10 10
Databases 7 8 8 8 4 6 5
Computer Networks 10 8 6 10 7 7 9

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GATE ME Syllabus

GATE Syllabus 2022 for Mechanical Engineering (ME)

  • GATE Syllabus 2022 for Mechanical Engineering (ME) is majorly divided into five sections with several sub-topics under each section:
    • General Aptitude
    • Engineering Mathematics
    • Applied Mechanics and Design
    • Fluid Mechanics and Thermal Sciences
    • Materials, Manufacturing and Industrial Engineering.
  • General Aptitude section carries a weightage of 15 marks, Engineering Mathematics for 13 marks while the rest for other topics from the syllabus.
  • Candidates can check the previous year weightage of important topics from GATE Syllabus for ME for better preparation strategy.
Topics Sub-Topics
Applied Mechanics and Design
Engineering Mechanics Free-body diagrams and equilibrium; friction and its applications including rolling friction, belt-pulley, brakes, clutches, screw jack, wedge, vehicles, etc.; trusses and frames; virtual work; kinematics and dynamics of rigid bodies in plane motion; impulse and momentum (linear and angular) and energy formulations; Lagrange’s equation
Mechanics of Materials Stress and strain, elastic constants, Poisson's ratio; Mohr’s circle for plane stress and plane strain; thin cylinders; shear force and bending moment diagrams; bending and shear stresses; concept of shear centre; deflection of beams; torsion of circular shafts; Euler’s theory of columns; energy methods; thermal stresses; strain gauges and rosettes; testing of materials with universal testing machine; testing of hardness and impact strength
Theory of Machines Displacement, velocity and acceleration analysis of plane mechanisms; dynamic analysis of linkages; cams; gears and gear trains; flywheels and governors; balancing of reciprocating and rotating masses; gyroscope
Vibrations Free and forced vibration of single degree of freedom systems, effect of damping; vibration isolation; resonance; critical speeds of shafts
Machine Design Design for static and dynamic loading; failure theories; fatigue strength and the SN diagram; principles of the design of machine elements such as bolted, riveted and welded joints; shafts, gears, rolling and sliding contact bearings, brakes and clutches, springs
Fluid Mechanics and Thermal Sciences
Fluid Mechanics Fluid properties; fluid statics, forces on submerged bodies, stability of floating bodies; control-volume analysis of mass, momentum and energy; fluid acceleration; differential equations of continuity and momentum; Bernoulli’s equation; dimensional analysis; viscous flow of incompressible fluids, boundary layer, elementary turbulent flow, flow through pipes, head losses in pipes, bends and fittings; basics of compressible fluid flow
Heat-Transfer Modes of heat transfer; one-dimensional heat conduction, resistance concept and electrical analogy, heat transfer through fins; unsteady heat conduction, lumped parameter system, Heisler's charts; thermal boundary layer, dimensionless parameters in free and forced convective heat transfer, heat transfer correlations for flow over flat plates and through pipes, effect of turbulence; heat exchanger performance, LMTD and NTU methods; radiative heat transfer, Stefan-Boltzmann law, Wien's displacement law, black and grey surfaces, view factors, radiation network analysis
Thermodynamics Thermodynamic systems and processes; properties of pure substances, behavior of ideal and real gases; zeroth and first laws of thermodynamics, calculation of work and heat in various processes; second law of thermodynamics; thermodynamic property charts and tables, availability and irreversibility; thermodynamic relations
Applications Power Engineering: Air and gas compressors; vapour and gas power cycles, concepts of regeneration and reheat. I.C. Engines: Air-standard Otto, Diesel and dual cycles. Refrigeration and air-conditioning: Vapour and gas refrigeration and heat pump cycles; properties of moist air, psychrometric chart, basic psychrometric processes. Turbomachinery: Impulse and reaction principles, velocity diagrams, Pelton-wheel, Francis and Kaplan turbines; steam and gas turbines
Materials, Manufacturing and Industrial Engineering
Engineering Materials Structure and properties of engineering materials, phase diagrams, heat treatment, stress-strain diagrams for engineering materials
Casting, Forming and Joining Processes Different types of castings, design of patterns, moulds and cores; solidification and cooling; riser and gating design. Plastic deformation and yield criteria; fundamentals of hot and cold working processes; load estimation for bulk (forging, rolling, extrusion, drawing) and sheet (shearing, deep drawing, bending) metal forming processes; principles of powder metallurgy. Principles of welding, brazing, soldering and adhesive bonding
Machining and Machine Tool Operations Mechanics of machining; basic machine tools; single and multi-point cutting tools, tool geometry and materials, tool life and wear; economics of machining; principles of non-traditional machining processes; principles of work holding, jigs and fixtures; abrasive machining processes; NC/CNC machines and CNC programming
Metrology and Inspection Limits, fits and tolerances; linear and angular measurements; comparators; interferometry; form and finish measurement; alignment and testing methods; tolerance analysis in manufacturing and assembly; concepts of coordinate-measuring machine (CMM)
Computer Integrated Manufacturing Basic concepts of CAD/CAM and their integration tools; additive manufacturing
Production Planning and Control Forecasting models, aggregate production planning, scheduling, materials requirement planning; lean manufacturing
Inventory Control Deterministic models; safety stock inventory control systems
Operations Research Linear programming, simplex method, transportation, assignment, network flow models, simple queuing models, PERT and CPM

GATE Syllabus 2022 for ME- Weightage of Important Topics

Topics Year-wise Weightage of Important Topics (Marks)
GATE 2022 
(Expected)
GATE 2021 GATE 2020 GATE 2019 GATE 2018 GATE 2017
-- Slot 1 Slot 2 Slot 1 Slot 2 Slot 1 Slot 2 Slot 1 Slot 2 Slot 1 Slot 2
General Aptitude 14-15 15 15 15 15 15 15 15 15 15 15
Engineering Mathematics 15 13 16 12 13 13 13 13 13 13 14
Applied Mechanics and Design
Engineering Mechanics 2-3 0 4 3 4 5 3 5 3 4 0
Mechanics of Materials/ Strength of Materials 9-10 9 5 9 9 9 9 9 9 12 8
Theory of Machines 9-10 8 6 7 7 8 12 10 8 4 11
Vibrations 6 2 3 1 3 2 3 0 3 3
Machine Design 4-5 3 4 3 2 5 1 0 3 4 5
Fluid Mechanics and Thermal Sciences
Fluid Mechanics 6-7 4 9 7 8 5 6 10 7 9 8
Heat-Transfer 5-6 4 3 3 5 8 7 2 3 5 6
Thermodynamics 12-13 9 7 4 5 4 5 5 4 4 7
Applications 5 7 9 9 6 5 4 9 7 4
Materials, Manufacturing and Industrial Engineering
Engineering Materials 1-2 0 1 2 1 0 3 1 1 0 2
Casting, Forming and Joining Processes;
Machining and Machine Tool Operations;
Metrology and Inspection;
Production Planning and Control
14-15 16 16 14 15 14 15 18 19 16 10
Industrial Engineering;
Operations Research;
Computer Integrated Manufacturing
7-8 8 5 9 6 5 4 5 6 4 7

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GATE CE Syllabus

GATE Syllabus 2022 for Civil Engineering

GATE Syllabus 2022 for Civil Engineering is divided into eight sections with several topics and sub-topics under each section:

  • General Aptitude
  • Engineering Mathematics
  • Structural Engineering
  • Geotechnical Engineering
  • Water Resources Engineering
  • Environmental Engineering
  • Transportation Engineering
  • Geomatics Engineering
Topics Sub-Topics
Structural Engineering
Engineering Mechanics System of forces, free-body diagrams, equilibrium equations; Internal forces in structures; Frictions and its applications; Centre of mass; Free Vibrations of undamped SDOF system
Solid Mechanics Bending moment and shear force in statically determinate beams; Simple stress and strain relationships; Simple bending theory, flexural and shear stresses, shear centre; Uniform torsion, Transformation of stress; buckling of column, combined and direct bending stresses
Structural Analysis Statically determinate and indeterminate structures by force/ energy methods; Method of superposition; Analysis of trusses, arches, beams, cables and frames; Displacement methods: Slope deflection and moment distribution methods; Influence lines; Stiffness and flexibility methods of structural analysis
Construction Materials and Management Construction Materials: Structural Steel – Composition, material properties and behaviour; Concrete - Constituents, mix design, short-term and long-term properties. Construction Management: Types of construction projects; Project planning and network analysis - PERT and CPM; Cost estimation
Concrete Structures Working stress and Limit state design concepts; Design of beams, slabs, columns; Bond and development length; Prestressed concrete beams
Steel Structures Working stress and Limit state design concepts; Design of tension and compression members, beams and beam-columns, column bases; Connections - simple and eccentric, beam-column connections, plate girders and trusses; Concept of plastic analysis -beams and frames
Geotechnical Engineering
Soil Mechanics Three-phase system and phase relationships, index properties; Unified and Indian standard soil classification system; Permeability - one-dimensional flow, Seepage through soils – two - dimensional flow, flow nets, uplift pressure, piping, capillarity, seepage force; Principle of effective stress and quicksand condition; Compaction of soils; One- dimensional consolidation, time rate of consolidation; Shear Strength, Mohr’s circle, effective and total shear strength parameters, Stress-Strain characteristics of clays and sand; Stress paths
Foundation Engineering Sub-surface investigations - Drilling boreholes, sampling, plate load test, standard penetration and cone penetration tests; Earth pressure theories - Rankine and Coulomb; Stability of slopes – Finite and infinite slopes, Bishop’s method; Stress distribution in soils – Boussinesq’s theory; Pressure bulbs, Shallow foundations – Terzaghi’s and Meyerhoff’s bearing capacity theories, effect of water table; Combined footing and raft foundation; Contact pressure; Settlement analysis in sands and clays; Deep foundations – dynamic and static formulae, Axial load capacity of piles in sands and clays, pile load test, pile under lateral loading, pile group efficiency, negative skin friction
Water Resources Engineering
Fluid Mechanics Properties of fluids, fluid statics; Continuity, momentum and energy equations and their applications; Potential flow, Laminar and turbulent flow; Flow in pipes, pipe networks; Concept of boundary layer and its growth; Concept of lift and drag
Hydraulics Forces on immersed bodies; Flow measurement in channels and pipes; Dimensional analysis and hydraulic similitude; Channel Hydraulics - Energy-depth relationships, specific energy, critical flow, hydraulic jump, uniform flow, gradually varied flow and water surface profiles
Hydrology Hydrologic cycle, precipitation, evaporation, evapotranspiration, watershed, infiltration, unit hydrographs, hydrograph analysis, reservoir capacity, flood estimation and routing, surface runoff models, groundwater hydrology - steady state well hydraulics and aquifers; Application of Darcy’s Law
Irrigation Types of irrigation systems and methods; Crop water requirements - Duty, delta, evapotranspiration; Gravity Dams and Spillways; Lined and unlined canals, Design of weirs on permeable foundation; cross drainage structures
Environmental Engineering
Water and Waste Water Quality and Treatment Basics of water quality standards – Physical, chemical and biological parameters; Water quality index; Unit processes and operations; Water requirement; Water distribution system; Drinking water treatment;
Sewerage system design, quantity of domestic wastewater, primary and secondary treatment. Effluent discharge standards; Sludge disposal; Reuse of treated sewage for different applications
Air Pollution Types of pollutants, their sources and impacts, air pollution control, air quality standards, Air quality Index and limits
Municipal Solid Wastes Characteristics, generation, collection and transportation of solid wastes, engineered systems for solid waste management (reuse/ recycle, energy recovery, treatment and disposal)
Transportation Engineering
Transportation Infrastructure Geometric design of highways - cross-sectional elements, sight distances, horizontal and vertical alignments. Geometric design of railway Track – Speed and Cant. Concept of airport runway length, calculations and corrections; taxiway and exit taxiway design
Highway Pavements Highway materials - desirable properties and tests; Desirable properties of bituminous paving mixes; Design factors for flexible and rigid pavements; Design of flexible and rigid pavement using IRC codes
Traffic Engineering Traffic studies on flow and speed, peak hour factor, accident study, statistical analysis of traffic data; Microscopic and macroscopic parameters of traffic flow, fundamental relationships; Traffic signs; Signal design by Webster’s method; Types of intersections; Highway capacity
Geomatics Engineering
Geomatics Engineering Principles of surveying; Errors and their adjustment; Maps - scale, coordinate system; Distance and angle measurement - Levelling and trigonometric levelling; Traversing and triangulation survey; Total station; Horizontal and vertical curves. Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing - Scale, flying height; Basics of remote sensing and GIS

GATE Syllabus 2022 for CE- Weightage of Important Topics

Topics Year-wise Weightage of Important Topics (Marks)
GATE 2022 (Expected) GATE 2021 GATE 2020 GATE 2019 GATE 2018 GATE 2017
General Aptitude 15 15 15 15 14 15
Engineering Mathematics 13 13 11 11 11 13
Structural Engineering
Engineering Mechanics 2 0 1 1 3 1
Solid Mechanics/ Strength of Material 5 3 4 3 6 5
Structural Analysis 4 6 6 4 2 7
Construction Materials and Management 3 1 1 1 3 1
Concrete Structures 7 5 5 5 7 5
Steel Structures 3 3 2 5 4 2
Geotechnical Engineering
Soil Mechanics 12 15 14 16 14 13
Foundation Engineering
Water Resources Engineering
Fluid Mechanics 7 8 7 9 8 8
Hydraulics
Hydrology 4 4 5 5 5 6
Irrigation
Environmental Engineering
Water and Waste Water Quality and Treatment 12 11 11 9 10 11
Air Pollution
Municipal Solid Wastes
Transportation Engineering
Transportation Infrastructure 8 11 11 10 9 9
Highway Pavements
Traffic Engineering
Geomatics Engineering
Geomatics Engineering 5 5 7 6 4 4

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GATE EE Syllabus

GATE Syllabus 2022 for Electrical Engineering (EE)

  • GATE Syllabus 2022 for Electrical Engineering is divided into 11 sections with various topics under each section:
    • General Aptitude
    • Engineering Mathematics
    • Electric Circuits
    • Electromagnetic Fields
    • Signals and Systems
    • Electrical Machines
    • Power Systems
    • Control Systems
    • Electrical and Electronic Measurements
    • Analog and Digital Electronics
    • Power Electronics
  • The General Aptitude section from GATE Syllabus for EE carries 15 marks weightage while the rest topics cover 85 marks.
  • Candidates can check the previous year topic-wise weightage of GATE Syllabus for EE. This will help candidates know the section that have the highest marks weightage in the exam:
Topics Sub-Topics
Electric Circuits: Network elements ideal voltage and current sources, dependent sources, R, L, C, M elements; Network solution methods: KCL, KVL, Node and Mesh analysis; Network Theorems: Thevenin’s, Norton’s, Superposition and Maximum Power Transfer theorem; Transient response of dc and ac networks, sinusoidal steady-state analysis, resonance, two port networks, balanced three phase circuits, star-delta transformation, complex power and power factor in ac circuits
Electromagnetic Fields Coulomb's Law, Electric Field Intensity, Electric Flux Density, Gauss's Law, Divergence, Electric field and potential due to point, line, plane and spherical charge distributions, Effect of dielectric medium, Capacitance of simple configurations, Biot‐Savart’s law, Ampere’s law,Curl, Faraday’s law, Lorentz force, Inductance, Magnetomotive force, Reluctance, Magnetic circuits, Self and Mutual inductance of simple configurations
Signals and Systems Representation of continuous and discrete-time signals, shifting and scaling properties, linear time-invariant and causal systems, Fourier series representation of continuous and discrete-time periodic signals, sampling theorem, Applications of Fourier Transform for continuous and discrete-time signals, Laplace Transform and Z transform. R.M.S. value, average value calculation for any general periodic waveform
Electrical Machines Single-phase transformer: equivalent circuit, phasor diagram, open circuit and short circuit tests, regulation and efficiency; Three-phase transformers: connections, vector groups, parallel operation; Auto-transformer, Electromechanical energy conversion principles; DC machines: separately excited, series and shunt, motoring and generating mode of operation and their characteristics, speed control of dc motors; Three-phase induction machines: principle of operation, types, performance, torque-speed characteristics, no-load and blocked-rotor tests, equivalent circuit, starting and speed control; Operating principle of single-phase induction motors; Synchronous machines: cylindrical and salient pole machines, performance and characteristics, regulation and parallel operation of generators, starting of synchronous motors; Types of losses and efficiency calculations of electric machines
Power Systems Basic concepts of electrical power generation, ac and dc transmission concepts, Models and performance of transmission lines and cables, Economic Load Dispatch (with and without considering transmission losses), Series and shunt compensation, Electric field distribution and insulators, Distribution systems, Per‐unit quantities, Bus admittance matrix, Gauss-Seidel and Newton-Raphson load flow methods, Voltage and Frequency Control, Power factor correction, Symmetrical components, Symmetrical and unsymmetrical fault analysis, Principles of overcurrent, differential, directional and distance protection; Circuit breakers, System stability concepts, Equal area criterion
Control Systems Mathematical modeling and representation of systems, Feedback principle, transfer function, Block diagrams and signal flow graphs, Transient and Steady‐state analysis of linear time-invariant systems, Stability analysis using Routh-Hurwitz and Nyquist criteria, Bode plots, root loci, Lag, Lead and Lead‐Lag compensators; P, PI and PID controllers; State-space model, Solution of state equations of LTI systems
Electrical and Electronic Measurements Bridges and Potentiometers, Measurement of voltage, current, power, energy and power factor; Instrument transformers, Digital voltmeters and multimeters, Phase, Time and Frequency measurement; Oscilloscopes, Error analysis
Analog and Digital Electronics Simple diode circuits: clipping, clamping, rectifiers; Amplifiers: biasing, equivalent circuit and frequency response; oscillators and feedback amplifiers; operational amplifiers: characteristics and applications; single-stage active filters, Active Filters: Sallen Key, Butterwoth, VCOs and timers, combinatorial and sequential logic circuits, multiplexers, demultiplexers, Schmitt triggers, sample and hold circuits, A/D and D/A converters
Power Electronics Static V-I characteristics and firing/gating circuits for Thyristor, MOSFET, IGBT; DC to DC conversion: Buck, Boost and Buck-Boost Converters; Single and three-phase configuration of uncontrolled rectifiers; Voltage and Current commutated Thyristor based converters; Bidirectional ac to dc voltage source converters; Magnitude and Phase of line current harmonics for uncontrolled and thyristor-based converters; Power factor and Distortion Factor of ac to dc converters; Single-phase and three-phase voltage and current source inverters, sinusoidal pulse width modulation

GATE Syllabus 2022 for EE- Weightage of Important Topics

Topics Year-wise Weightage of Important Topics (Marks)
GATE 2022
(Expected)
GATE 2021 GATE 2020 GATE 2019 GATE 2018 GATE 2017
General Aptitude 15 15 15 15 15 15
Engineering Mathematics 12-13 12 12 14 11 12
Electric Circuits: Network elements 9-10 11 8 11 8 9
Electromagnetic Fields 4-5 6 6 1 2 4
Signals and Systems 8-9 8 10 4 10 7
Electrical Machines 11-12 8 10 13 8 13
Power Systems 10-12 12 8 10 10 8
Control Systems 8-9 8 10 9 8 11
Electrical and Electronic Measurements 2-3 2 2 3 4 4
Analog and Digital Electronics 8-9 9 11 10 14 9
Power Electronics 8-9 9 8 10 10 8

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GATE GE Syllabus

GATE Syllabus 2022 for Geomatics Engineering (GE)

  • GATE Geomatics Engineering (GE) is a newly introduced paper for 2022.
  • GATE Syllabus 2022 for Geomatics Engineering is divided into Part A and Part B (Section 1 and Section 2).
  • General Aptitude and Part A are common sections while candidates need to choose one of the sections in Part B of the syllabus.

GATE Syllabus 2022 for Geomatics Engineering (GE): Part A

Sections Topics
Engineering Mathematics Surveying measurements, Accuracy, Precision, Most probable value, Errors and their adjustments, Regression analysis, Correlation coefficient, Lease square adjustment, Statistical significant value, Chi-square test. Anything on probability?
Remote Sensing Basic concept, Electromagnetic spectrum, Spectral signature, ResolutionsSpectral. Spatial, Temporal and Radiometric, Platforms and Sensors, Remote Sensing Data Products - PAN, Multispectral, Microwave, Thermal, Hyperspectral, Visual and digital interpretation methods
GNSS Principle used, Components of GNSS, Data collection methods, DGPS, Errors in observations and corrections.
GIS Introduction, Data Sources, Data Models and Data Structures, Algorithms, DBMS, Creation of Databases (spatial and non-spatial), Spatial analysis - Interpolation, Buffer, Overlay, Terrain Modeling and Network analysis.

GATE Syllabus 2022 for Geomatics Engineering (GE): Part B (Section I)

Sections Topics
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, WGS-84.
Land Surveying Various Levels, Levelling methods, Compass, Theodolite and Total Station and their uses, Tachometer, Trigonometric levelling, Traversing, Triangulation and Trilateration.
Aerial Photogrammetry Types of photographs, Flying height and scale, Relief (height) displacement, Stereoscopy, 3-D Model, Height determination using Parallax Bar, Digital Elevation Model (DEM), Slope.

GATE Syllabus 2022 for Geomatics Engineering (GE): Part B (Section II)

Sections Topics
Data Quantization and Processing Sampling and quantization theory, Principle of Linear System, Convolution, Continuous and Discrete Fourier Transform.
Digital Image Processing Digital image characteristics: image histogram and scattergram and significance; Variance-Covariance matrix, Correlation matrix and their significance.
Radiometric and Geometric Corrections Registration and Resampling techniques.
Image Enhancement Contrast Enhancement: Linear and Non-linear 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.

GATE NM Syllabus

GATE Syllabus 2022 for Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering (NM)

  • Naval Architecture & Marine Engineering (NM) is another newly introduced subject in GATE 2022.
  • GATE Syllabus 2022 for Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering (NM) is divided into six sections with further topics and sub-topics under each section of the syllabus:
    • General Aptitude
    • Engineering Mathematics
    • Applied Mechanics and Structures
    • Fluid Mechanics and Marine Hydrodynamics
    • Naval Architecture and Ocean Engineering
    • Thermodynamics and Marine Engineering
Topic Sub-Topics
Applied Machines and Structures Engineering Mechanics; Mechanics of Materials; Vibrations; Machine Design
Naval Architecture and Ocean Engineering Ship geometry and physical fundamentals; Stability and trim of Ships; Resistance & Propulsion; Ship Manoeuvring and Motions; Ocean waves; Ship Structures & Strength; Physical Oceanography
Thermodynamics and Marine Engineering Thermodynamics; Marine Diesel Engines; Marine Steam Turbines; Marine Boilers; Engine Dynamics; Marine Auxiliary Machinery & Systems

GATE Exam Pattern

GATE 2022 Exam Pattern

  • Except for Architecture and Planning (AR) Paper, there has been no change in GATE 2022 Exam Pattern.
  • Candidates can check the major highlights of GATE 2022 Exam Pattern in the section  below:
Exam Duration 3 hours (180 minutes)
Total Papers 27
Total Questions 65 Questions (General Aptitude: 10 Questions; Engineering Maths + Core Subjects: 55 Questions)
Total Marks 100 Marks
Type of Questions Asked Multiple Choice Questions (MCQ); Multiple Select Questions (MSQ), and Numerical Answer Type (NAT)
Number of sections Two or Three (varies for different papers)
Marking Scheme 1 marks and 2 marks
Negative Marking MCQs: for 1 marks MCQ, ⅓ mark for each wrong answer and for 2 marks MCQs, ⅔ mark for each wrong answer; MSQs and NATs: No negative marking

Check the links below for paper-wise GATE 2022 Exam Pattern and division of marks:

GATE 2022 Marking Scheme

Paper Code General Aptitude (GA) Marks Subject Marks Total Marks Total Time (Minutes)
AE, AG, BM, BT, CE, CH, CS, CY, EC, EE, ES, EY, IN, MA, ME, MN, MT, NM, PE, PH, PI, TF, ST 15 85 100 180
AR [Part A + Part B1 (Architecture) OR Part B2 (Planning)] 15 60 + 25 100 180
GE [Part A + Part B (Section 1 OR Section 2)] 15 55 + 30 100 180
GG [Part A + Part B (Section 1 Geology OR Section 2 Geophysics)] 15 25 + 60 100 180
XE (Section A + Any TWO Sections) 15 15 + (2 x 35) 100 180
XH (Section B1 +Any ONE Section) 15 25 + 60 100 180
XL (Section P+Any TWO Sections) 15 25 + (2 x 30) 100 180

GATE Question Paper

Previous Year GATE Question Papers

  • GATE Question Papers includes 65 multiple-choice questions (MCQs), multiple select questions (MSQs) and Numerical Answer Type (NATs). 
  • IIT Kharagpur will release GATE 2022 Question Papers for all 29 papers along with their respective GATE Answer Key on the official website- gate.iitkgp.ac.in
  • Solving at least one previous years GATE question paper will help candidates in preparing well for the exam.
  • Given below are the links to download the previous year GATE Question Paper PDFs from 2021, 2020, 2019, 2018, 2017, etc.
Year Link
GATE Question Paper 2021 Download PDFs
GATE Question Paper 2020 Download PDFs
GATE Question Paper 2019 Download PDFs
GATE Question Paper 2018 Download PDFs
GATE Question Paper 2017 Download PDFs

Frequently Asked Questions

GATE Syllabus 2022 FAQs

Ques. Will there be any changes in GATE Syllabus 2022?

Ans. No changes have been made to GATE Syllabus 2022. Candidates can check paper-wise detailed GATE Exam Syllabus using the links mentioned above.


Ques. How much time does it take to complete GATE Syllabus 2022?

Ans. The time taken to complete GATE syllabus varies greatly from student to student. However, on average, it takes about 8 months for a fresh graduate with a completely free timetable and about 12 months for a student who is still in college to complete the syllabus and prepare for GATE. 


Ques. What are the types for questions asked in GATE 2022?

Ans. GATE Question Paper 2022 consists of three types of questions- MCQs (Multiple Choice Questions), MSQs (Multiple Select Questions) and NATs (Numerical Answer Type).


Ques: What are the important topics in GATE Syllabus for CSE?

Ans: The major topics in GATE Syllabus for CSE are: 

Sections Topic Name
Section 1 Engineering Mathematics
Section 2 Digital Logic
Section 3 Computer Organization & Architecture
Section 4 Programming and Data Structures
Section 5 Algorithms
Section 6 Theory of Computation
Section 7 Compiler Design
Section 8 Operating Systems
Section 9 Databases
Section 10 Computer Network

Check Detailed GATE Syllabus for CSE


Ques. What are the important topics that the candidate needs to study for Biomedical Engineering in GATE 2022?

Ans. The topics that the candidate should study for GATE Biomedical Engineering paper are as follows:

Engineering Mathematics, Signals and Systems, Electrical Circuits, Measurements and Control Systems, Analog and Digital Electronics, Sensors and Instrumentation, Measurements and Control Systems, Biomechanics, Human Anatomy and Physiology, Biomaterials, Medical Imaging Systems.


Ques. How to prepare effectively for GATE 2022?

Ans. The candidate should adhere to the following tips to prepare effectively for GATE 2021:

  • First of all, go through the complete GATE syllabus, marking scheme and exam pattern.
  • Make a schematic study time table and follow it on a regular basis.
  • Go through best seller books for GATE 2022 preparation.
  • Solve previous year GATE question papers and sample papers provided by the various coaching institutions.
  • Take official GATE mock tests to know the pattern of the question paper.

Ques: Is GATE 2022 general aptitude syllabus common for all papers?

Ans: Yes. GATE 2022 General Aptitude Syllabus is common for all 27 GATE papers. GA section holds a weightage of 15 marks in the question paper and consists of topics such as:

Topics Sub-topics
Verbal Ability Basic English grammar: tenses, articles, adjectives, prepositions, conjunctions, verb-noun agreement, and other parts of speech Basic vocabulary: words, idioms, and phrases in context Reading and comprehension Narrative sequencing
Quantitative Aptitude Data interpretation: data graphs (bar graphs, pie charts, and other graphs representing data), 2- and 3-dimensional plots, maps, and tables Numerical computation and estimation: ratios, percentages, powers, exponents and logarithms, permutations and combinations, and series Mensuration and geometry Elementary statistics and probability
Analytical Aptitude Logic: deduction and induction Analogy Numerical relations and reasoning
Spatial Aptitude Transformation of shapes: translation, rotation, scaling, mirroring, assembling, and grouping Paper folding, cutting, and patterns in 2 and 3 dimensions

Ques. Is network security still a part of GATE Syllabus for CSE?

Ans. No. According to the new changes released by IIT Bombay, network security is no longer a part of GATE Syllabus for CSE.


Ques. What is the new GATE Syllabus for Architecture and Planning?

Ans. The current GATE Syllabus for Architecture and Planning covers topics such as:

  • Architecture and Design
  • Building Materials, Construction and Management
  • Building and Structures
  • Environmental Planning and Design
  • Urban Design
  • Urban Planning and Housing
  • Planning Techniques and Management
  • Services, Infrastructure and Transportation

Ques. What is the ratio of theoretical and practical questions in GATE 2022?

Ans. GATE syllabus 2022 generally follows the 80-20 law, also known as the Pareto law. This means that 80% of the questions will be problem-based and the remaining 20% theory-based. However, this ratio might differ each year depending on the latest trend.


Ques. What topics are part of the Theory of Machines chapter in GATE Syllabus for Mechanical Engineering?

Ans. The Theory of Machines part of the GATE Syllabus for Mechanical Engineering consist of the following topics: Displacement, velocity and acceleration analysis of plane mechanisms; dynamic analysis of linkages; cams; gears and gear trains; flywheels and governors; balancing of reciprocating and rotating masses; gyroscope.


Ques. What were the new topics added in GATE Syllabus for Civil engineering 2021?

Ans. The topics added in GATE Civil Engineering Syllabus are as follows 

  • Engg Mathematics: probability and statistics, linear regression
  • Engg mechanics: free vibrations of undamped SDOF system
  • Construction materials and Management: cost estimation
  • Geotechnical Engg: Shear strength, stress paths, Axial load capacity of piles in sands and clay, pile under lateral loading, pile group efficiency.
  • Fluid Mechanics: Concept of life and drag
  • Environmental Engg: water quality index, Reuse of treated sewage for different applications
  • Transportation Engg = Desirable properties of bituminous paving mixes, traffic signs.

Ques. Between ECE and EE, which is easier according to GATE syllabus 2022?

Ans. While the difficulty a student faces in the paper largely depends on their knowledge and preparation in that particular subject, according to previous years trends and marks, GATE EE is easier than ECE.


Ques. Which PSUs have an entrance exam syllabus similar to GATE?

Ans. While not identical, the entrance exam syllabus of ISRO and BARC are similar to GATE Syllabus.


*The article might have information for the previous academic years, which will be updated soon subject to the notification issued by the University/College.

Comments


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Anonymous
If CBSE changes the school syllabus, does that mean the GATE syllabus will be revamped again?
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