GATE 2018 Syllabus – Syllabus for GATE Exam

GATE 2018 Syllabus – Syllabus for GATE Exam

GATE 2018 Syllabus is given here for all test papers. The Syllabus of GATE 2018 is important for preparation. Questions in exam will be from GATE syll

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GATE 2018 Syllabus is given here for all test papers. The Syllabus of GATE 2018 is important for preparation. Questions in exam will be from GATE syllabus prescribed by exam conducting body. It is important to realize that all topics are equally important for the Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering.

Get here the GATE 2018 Syllabus For Mechanical Engineering (ME); GATE 2018 Syllabus For Civil Engineering (CE); GATE 2018 Syllabus For Computer Science Engineering (CSE); GATE 2018 Syllabus For Electronics and Communication Engineering (ECE); GATE 2018 Syllabus For Electrical Engineering (EE); GATE 2018 Syllabus For Chemical Engineering (CH); GATE 2018 Syllabus For Instrumentation Engineering (IN); GATE 2018 Syllabus for General Aptitude (GA).

GATE 2018 Syllabus

Syllabus of GATE 2018 for each paper can be found by clicking on the subject papers below. Read the section on structure of GATE to know what sections appear in each paper.

GATE 2018 syllabus for AE, AG, AR, BT, CE, CH, CS, CY, EC, EE, GG, IN, MA, ME, MN, MT, PH, PI, TF, XE, XL are given here.

Candidates may note that insofar, the organizers have not published GATE 2018 information brochures and syllabus. Syllabus mentioned here is as per last year’s exam syllabus and is for reference. There are very few chances of exam pattern or syllabus changing and hence you can start preparations from syllabus given here. However, if there are any changes then they will be updated as soon as IITs / IISc release brochure and syllabus.

Paper Code GATE Exam Syllabus
GA Syllabus of General Aptitude Common in all papers
AE Syllabus of Aerospace Engineering
AG Syllabus of Agricultural Engineering
AR Syllabus of Architecture and Planning
BT Syllabus of Biotechnology
CE Syllabus of Civil Engineering
CH Syllabus of Chemical Engineering
CS Syllabus of Computer Science and Information Technology
CY Syllabus of Chemistry
EC Syllabus of Electronics and Communication Engineering
EE Syllabus of Electrical Engineering
EY Syllabus of Ecology and Evolution
GG Syllabus of Geology and Geophysics
IN Syllabus of Instrumentation Engineering
MA Syllabus of Mathematics
ME Syllabus of Mechanical Engineering
MN Syllabus of Mining Engineering
MT Syllabus of Metallurgical Engineering
PH Syllabus of Physics
PI Syllabus of Production and Industrial Engineering
PE Syllabus of Petroleum Engineering
TF Syllabus of Textile Engineering and Fibre Science
XE Syllabus of Engineering Sciences
XL Syllabus of Life Science

Exam Pattern

Exam Pattern

Subject Number of questions Maximum marks
General aptitude 10 15
Subject syllabus based questions 55 85

General aptitude section has 5 questions of 1 mark (sub total 5 marks), and 5 questions of 2 marks (sub total 10 marks).

Further explanation of question scheme.

AE, AG, BT, CE, CH, CS, EC, EE, IN, ME, MN, MT, PE, PI, TF and XE Engineering Mathematics is of 15 marks, General Aptitude is of 15 marks, rest of the paper of 70 marks is on subject
AR, CY, EY, GG, MA, PH and XL General Aptitude is of 15 marks, rest of the paper of 85 marks is on subject

Division of question types on basis of marks per question.

GA questions 5 questions of 1 mark (sub total 5 marks), and 5 questions of 2 marks (sub total 10 marks)
Papers except GG, XE, XL 25 questions of 1 mark (sub total 25 marks), and 30 questions of 2 marks (sub total 60 marks)
GG Part A has questions common to all candidates with 25 questions of 1 mark (sub total 25 marks).
Part B has section 1 and 2, anyone to be attempted, where both sections have 30 questions of 2 marks (sub total 60 marks).
XE Engineering Mathematics or Section A has 7 questions of 1 mark (sub total 7 marks), 4 questions of 2 marks (sub total 8 marks). Remaining sections B to H have 9 questions of 1 mark (sub total 9 marks), 13 questions of 2 mark (sub total 26 marks)
XL Chemistry or Section P has 5 questions of 1 mark (sub total 5 marks), 10 questions of 2 marks (sub total 20 marks). Remaining sections Q to U have 10 questions of 1 mark (sub total 10 marks), 10 questions of 2 mark (sub total 20 marks)

Negative marking

For 1 mark multiple choice questions
1/3

For 2 mark multiple choice questions
2/3

For 1 or 2 marks numerical answer type questions
none

Preparation

GATE syllabus is such designed to measure a student’s concept of comprehension and problem solving ability. In today’s date when engineering colleges have mushroomed in every part of the country, a common yardstick to measure such skills only GATE exam. Thus, Public Sector Companies (PSUs) have also decided to recruit fresh candidates through GATE exam only.

The GATE syllabus also tests candidate’s time management and aptitude. Keeping this in mind, scholarships in Junior Research Fellowships is awarded to those who excel in GATE exam. It is imperative to note that the CSIR JRF scholarships are critical to one’s career advancement.

GATE scoring tips

The GATE syllabus is clearly defined by the IITs and IISC. Before beginning your preparation, take a clear note of the complete syllabus as defined the GATE 2018 syllabus. After you have decided upon the paper you wish to appear for, check out the syllabus for that particular paper only. Those topics that you have studied in graduation but are not in GATE syllabus can be left out.

Practice previous year question papers and know where you lack. Gain confidence by studying extensively topics marked in the GATE syllabus and keeping a check on your strengths and weaknesses.

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