GATE 2018 Syllabus

August 26, 2017

GATE 2018 Syllabus

GATE 2018 Syllabus


Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering (GATE) is a national level entrance test which is regulated by the seven Indian Institute of Technology and Indian Institute of Science rotationally. Candidates can get admissions into M.Tech national level /Ph.D. programs in IITs, IISc, IISERs and other reputed institutions across the country through GATE score. This year it will be conducted by IIT, Guwahati in February 2018. GATE 2018 syllabus will comprise of 23papers. In this post, we are providing the complete information about GATE 2018 Syllabus.



GATE 2018 Syllabus details:


GATE 2018 Syllabus of General Aptitude (GA)

  • Verbal Ability: English grammar, verbal analogies, sentence completion, word groups, critical reasoning, instructions, and verbal deduction.
  • Numerical Ability: Numerical computation, numerical reasoning numerical estimation and data interpretation


GATE 2018 Syllabus of Aerospace Engineering (AE)

The AE topics divided into two categories: core topics (including 90% questions) & special topics (including 10% remaining questions).


Section 1 (Engineering Mathematics):

  • Core Topics: Calculus, Linear Algebra, and Differential Equations.
  • Special Topics: Numerical methods for linear and nonlinear algebraic equations, Fourier series, Laplace Transforms, Numerical integration and differentiation.


Section 2 (Flight Mechanics):

  • Core Topics: Basics, Static stability & Airplane performance.
  • Special Topics: Dynamic stability: Euler angles, stability & control derivatives, Equations of motion, aerodynamic forces and moments, decoupling of longitudinal, , longitudinal modes & lateral-directional dynamics lateral-directional modes.


Section 3 (Space Dynamics):

  • Core Topics: Determination of trajectory Central force motion, and orbital period in simple cases.
  • Special Topics: Orbit transfer, in-plane and out-of-plane.


Section 4 (Aerodynamics):

  • Core Topics: Airfoils and wings, Compressible Flows & Basic Fluid Mechanics,
  • Special Topics: Elementary ideas of viscous flows counting boundary layers, Wind Tunnel Testing: Measurement and visualization techniques.


Section 5 (Structures):

  • Core Topics: Strength of Materials, Structural Dynamics & Flight vehicle structures
  • Special Topics: Vibration of beams, Theory of elasticity: Airy’s stress function, Equilibrium and compatibility equations.


Section 6 (Propulsion):

  • Core Topics: Basics, Axial compressors, Axial turbines, Thermodynamics of aircraft engines, Centrifugal compressor & Rocket propulsion.
  • Special Topics: No Special Topics.


GATE 2018 Syllabus of Agricultural Engineering (AG)


Section 1 (Engineering Mathematics):    

  • Linear Algebra, Probability and Statistics, Calculus, Vector Calculus, Differential Equations, & Numerical Methods.


Section 2 (Farm Machinery):

  • Farm Machinery & Machine Design.


Section 3 (Farm Power):

  • Sources of Power, Tractors and Powertillers & Farm Power.


Section 4 (Soil and Water Conservation Engineering):

  • Fluid Mechanics, Soil and Water Erosion, Soil Mechanics, Surveying and Leveling, Hydrology, & Watershed Management.


Section 5 (Irrigation and Drainage Engineering):

  • Soil-Water-Plant Relationship, Groundwater Hydrology & Wells and Pumps, Irrigation Water Conveyance and Application Methods& Agricultural Drainage.


Section 6 (Agricultural Processing Engineering):

  • Drying, Processing and By-product Utilization, Size Reduction and Conveying, & Storage Systems.


Section 7 (Dairy and Food Engineering):

  • Preservation of Food & Heat and Mass Transfer


GATE 2018 Syllabus of Architecture and Planning (AR)

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


GATE 2018 Syllabus of Biotechnology (BT)

Engineering Mathematics, Plant and Animal Biotechnology, Recombinant DNA Technology, General Biotechnology (Biochemistry, Microbiology, Cell Biology, Molecular Biology and Genetics, Analytical Techniques, Immunology, Bioinformatics), Bioprocess Engineering and Process Biotechnology.


GATE 2018 Syllabus of Chemical Engineering (CH)

Fluid Mechanics and Mechanical Operations, Engineering Mathematics, (Linear Algebra, Calculus, Differential equations, Complex variables, Probability and Statistics, Numerical Methods), Heat Transfer, Mass Transfer, Instrumentation and Process Control, Chemical Reaction Engineering, Plant Design and Economics & Chemical Technology.


Section 1 (Physical Chemistry):

Structure, Kinetics, Equilibrium, & Surfaces and Interfaces


Section 2 (Inorganic Chemistry):

Main Group Elements, Transition Elements, Bioinorganic Chemistry, Lanthanides and Actinides, Radioactivity, Organometallics, Solids & Instrumental Methods of Analysis.


Section 3 (Organic Chemistry):

Stereochemistry, Reaction Mechanisms, Organic Synthesis, Heterocyclic Compounds, Pericyclic Reactions and Photochemistry, Biomolecules & Spectroscopy


GATE 2018 Syllabus of Civil Engineering (CE)


Section 1 (Engineering Mathematics):

Linear Algebra, Calculus, Probability and Statistics & Numerical Methods, Ordinary Differential Equation (ODE), Partial Differential Equation (PDE)


Section 2 (Structural Engineering):

Engineering Mechanics, Solid Mechanics, Structural Analysis, Concrete Structures, Steel Structures, Construction Materials and Management


Section 3 (Geotechnical Engineering):

Foundation Engineering & Soil Mechanics


Section 4 (Water Resources Engineering):

Hydrology & Irrigation, Fluid Mechanics, Hydraulics


Section 5 (Environmental Engineering):

Municipal Solid Wastes & Noise Pollution, Water and Waste Water, Air Pollution,


Section 6 (Transportation Engineering):

Highway Pavements, Transportation Infrastructure, & Traffic Engineering


Section 7 (Geomatics Engineering):

Principles of surveying, Remote sensing & Photogrammetry.


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GATE 2018 Syllabus of Computer Science and Information Technology (CS)

Syllabus of CS will be covering all important topics of the BE/ curriculum.

Engineering Mathematics (Discrete Mathematics, Linear Algebra, Calculus, Probability), Digital Logic, Algorithms, Theory of Computation, Computer Organization and Architecture, Programming and Data Structures, Compiler Design, Operating System, Computer Networks & Databases


GATE 2018 Syllabus of Ecology and Evolution (EY)

Mathematics and Quantitative Ecology, Ecology, Evolution, & Behavioural Ecology


GATE 2018 Syllabus of Electrical Engineering (EE)

GATE electrical engineering syllabus constitute of many core topics. All these topics are listed below.

Electric Circuits, Electromagnetic Fields, Signals and Systems, Engineering Mathematics (Linear Algebra, Calculus, Differential equations, Complex variables, Probability and Statistics, Numerical Methods, Transform Theory), Electrical Machines, Power Systems, Control Systems, Digital Electronics & Power Electronics, Electrical and Electronic Measurements &  Analog.


GATE 2018 Syllabus of Electronics and Communications (EC)

Engineering Mathematics, Electronic Devices, Analog Circuits, Digital Circuits, Networks, Signals and Systems, Control Systems, Communications & Electromagnetics


GATE 2018 Syllabus of Geology and Geophysics (GG)


Common Section:

Earth and Planetary system, Introduction to remote sensing, Weathering and soil formation, Principles and applications of gravity



Geomorphic processes and agents, Cosmic abundance of elements, Igneous rocks, Mechanism of rock deformation, Crystallography, Principles of Stratigraphy, Engineering properties of rocks and soils &Physico-chemical conditions of metamorphism, Morphology



The earth as a planet, different motions of the earth, Elements of Earth’s magnetic field, Scalar and vector potential fields, Absolute and relative gravity measurements, Basic concept of EM induction in the earth Conduction of electricity through rocks &  Geophysical signal processing.


GATE 2018 Syllabus of Instrumentation Engineering (IN)

Engineering Mathematics (Linear Algebra, Calculus, Differential equations, Analysis of complex variables, Digital Electronics, Probability and Statistics, Numerical Methods), Electrical Circuits, Control Systems, Analog, Signals and Systems, Electronics, Measurements, Sensors and Industrial Instrumentation, Communication and Optical Instrumentation


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GATE 2018 Syllabus of Mathematics (MA)

Algebra, Linear Algebra, Complex Analysis, Real Analysis, Probability and Statistics Ordinary Differential Equations, Numerical Analysis, Functional Analysis, Partial Differential Equations, Topology, & Linear programming.


GATE 2018 Syllabus of Mechanical Engineering (ME)


Section 1 (Engineering Mathematics):

Linear Algebra, Calculus, Probability and Statistics Differential equations, Complex variables, & Numerical Methods.


Section 2 (Applied Mechanics and Design):

Engineering Mechanics, Vibrations & Machine Design, Mechanics of Materials & Types of Machines


Section 3 (Fluid Mechanics and Thermal Sciences):

Heat-Transfer, Fluid Mechanics, Thermodynamics & Applications


Section 4 (Materials, Manufacturing and Industrial Engineering):

Engineering Materials, Machining and Machine Tool Operations, Casting, Forming and Joining Processes, Metrology and Inspection, Computer Integrated Manufacturing, Production Planning and Control, Inventory Control & Operations Research.


GATE 2018 Syllabus of Metallurgical Engineering (MT)

Engineering Mathematics (Linear Algebra, Calculus, Vector Calculus, Differential equations, Probability and Statistics, Numerical Methods), Thermodynamics and Rate Processes, Extractive Metallurgy, Physical Metallurgy, Mechanical Metallurgy & Manufacturing Processes.


GATE 2018 Syllabus of Mining Engineering (MN)


Section 1 (Engineering Mathematics):

Linear Algebra, Probability and Statistics, Calculus, Vector Calculus, Differential equations, & Numerical Methods


Section 2 (Mine Development and Surveying):

Mine Development & Mine Surveying.


Section 3 (Geomechanics and Ground Control):

Geomechanics, Ground Control & Engineering Mechanics


Section 4 (Mining Methods and Machinery):

Mining Methods and Mining Machinery


Section 5 (Surface Environment, Mine Ventilation, and Underground Hazards): 

Mine Ventilation, Surface Environment, and Subsurface Hazards


Section 6 (Mine Economics, Mine Planning, Systems Engineering):

Mine Planning, Mine Economics, and Systems Engineering


GATE 2018 Syllabus of Petroleum Engineering (PE)

Probability and Statistics, Linear Algebra, Calculus, Petroleum Exploration, Oil and Gas Well Drilling Technology, Petroleum Formation Evaluation, Differential equations, Complex variables, Numerical Methods, Health Safety and Environment in Petroleum Industry, Reservoir Engineering, Petroleum Production Operations, Offshore Drilling and Production Practices, Oil and Gas Well Testing, Enhanced Oil Recovery Techniques & Latest trends in Petroleum Engineering.


GATE 2018 Syllabus of Physics (PH)

Mathematical Physics, Electromagnetic Theory, Atomic and Molecular Physics, Classical Mechanics, Quantum Mechanics, Thermodynamics and Statistical Physics, Solid State Physics & Electronics, Nuclear and Particle Physics


GATE 2018 Syllabus of Production & Industrial Engineering (PI)


Section 1 (Engineering Mathematics):

Linear Algebra, Probability and Statistics, Calculus, Differential equations, Complex variables, & Numerical Methods


Section 2 (General Engineering):

Engineering Materials, Theory of Machines and Design, Applied Mechanics, Thermal and Fluids Engineering


Section 3 (Manufacturing Processes I):

Casting, Polymers and Composites, Metal Forming, Joining of materials, Powder processing


Section 4 (Manufacturing Processes II):

Machine Tools and Machining, Computer Integrated Manufacturing & Non-traditional Manufacturing.


Section 5 (Quality and Reliability):

Metrology and Inspection, Reliability, Quality management, and Maintenance


Section 6 (Industrial Engineering):

Product Design and Development, Facility Design & Work System Design


Section 7 (Operations research and Operations Management):

Operation Research, Production control & Project management, Engineering Economy and Costing,


GATE 2018 Syllabus of Textile Engineering and Fibre Science (TF)

Engineering Mathematics (Linear Algebra, Calculus, Vector Calculus, Differential Equations, Probability and Statistics, Numerical Methods), Yarn manufacture, Yarn structure and Properties, Textile Fibers, Fabric manufacture, Structure and Properties, Textile Testing & Chemical processing.


GATE 2018 Syllabus of Engineering Science (XE)


Engineering Mathematics (XE-A):

This section is Mandatory for all XE candidates.

Probability and Statistics & Numerical Methods, Linear Algebra, Calculus, Vector Calculus, Complex variables, Ordinary Differential Equations & Partial Differential Equations


Fluid Mechanics (XE-B):

Flow and Fluid Properties, Kinematics, Differential Analysis, Inviscid flows,Integral analysis, Dimensional analysis, Internal flows, Prandtl boundary layer equations.


Materials Science (XE-C):

Processing of Materials, Properties of Materials (Mechanical Properties, Electronic Properties, Magnetic Properties, Thermal Properties, Optical Properties), Characterization Techniques, Structure and Imperfections, Thermodynamics and Kinetics, Material types, Environmental Degradation, Elements of Quantum Mechanics and Mathematics.


Solid Mechanics (XE-D):

Equivalent force systems, Axial, shear and bending moment diagrams, Stresses and strains, Free vibration of single degree of freedom systems.


Thermodynamics (XE-E):

Basic Concepts, Properties of Pure Substances, First Law of Thermodynamics, Second Law of Thermodynamics, Thermodynamic Relations, Thermodynamic Cycles, Ideal Gas Mixtures.


Polymer Science and Engineering (XE-F):

Chemistry of high polymers, Polymer Characterization, Polymer Technology, Polymer rheology Synthesis and properties, Polymer blends and composites, Polymer processing, Polymer testing.


Food Technology (XE-G):

Food Chemistry and Nutrition, Food Products Technology & Food Engineering,  Food Microbiology, Atmospheric


Ocean Science (XE-H):

Ocean Sciences & Atmospheric Science


GATE 2018 Syllabus of Life Science (XL)


Chemistry (XL-P):

Atomic Structure and Periodicity, Structure and Bonding, s, p and d Block Elements, Reaction Kinetics, Thermodynamics, Chemical Equilibria, Electrochemistry, Organic Reaction Mechanisms & Structure-Reactivity Correlations


Biochemistry (XL-Q):

Organization of life, Enzyme kinetics including its regulation and inhibition, Cell structure and organelles, Biochemical separation techniques, DNA replication & Immune system


Botany (XL-R):

Plant Systematics, Physiology and Biochemistry, Plant Anatomy, Morphogenesis & Development, Genetics, Plant Breeding and Genetic Modification, Plant Pathology, Economic Botany, Ecology and Environment


Microbiology (XL-S):

Historical Perspective, Methods in Microbiology, Microbial Taxonomy and Diversity, Prokaryotic and Eukaryotic Cells: Structure and Function, Chemotherapy/Antibiotics, Microbial Growth, Control of Micro-organisms, Microbial Metabolism, Microbial Diseases and Host Pathogen Interaction, Microbial Genetics & Microbial Ecology.


Zoology (XL-T):

Animal world, Evolution, Genetics, Animal Anatomy and Physiology, Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Cell Biology, Development Biology, Gene expression in Eukaryotes, Parasitology and Immunology, Ecology & Animal Behaviour.


Food Technology (XL-U):

Food Chemistry and Nutrition, Food Products Technology, Food Microbiology& Food Engineering