GATE 2020 Syllabus, Subject & Branch Wise – Check Here for All Courses

Gate 2020GATE 2020 Syllabus has been released by the exam conducting authority. GATE 2020 is a national level examination organized by the IIT Delhi. Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering (GATE) is organized for admission to the PG courses in the field of engineering & technology, i.e. ME/M.Tech. The exam will be conducted on 1st, 2nd, 8th & 9th February 2020. Check here to get complete information about GATE Syllabus 2020.

GATE 2020 Syllabus

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Below, we are providing detailed information about GATE syllabus which includes each paper topics & chapters. Candidates can read from the given GATE syllabi & secure high marks in the examination.

A new paper of Bio-medical Engineering (BM) has been added in the GATE 2020 syllabus. Now GATE 2020 will be organized for 25 papers.

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Syllabus of General Aptitude (GA):

The General Aptitude Test syllabus is common for all paper.  The topics are given here:

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

Syllabus of Aerospace Engineering (AE):

The AE topics divided into two categories: core topics & special topics. 90% questions will be asked from the core topics & 10% remaining questions will come from special topics.

Section 1 (Engineering Mathematics):

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

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Section 2 (Flight Mechanics):

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

Section 3 (Space Dynamics):

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

Section 4 (Aerodynamics):

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

Section 5 (Structures):

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

Section 6 (Propulsion):

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

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Syllabus for Statistics (ST):

  • Calculus: Finite, countable and uncountable sets, Real number system as a complete ordered field, Archimedean property; Sequences and series, convergence; Limits, continuity, uniform continuity, differentiability, mean value theorems; Riemann integration, Improper integrals; Functions of two or three variables, continuity, directional derivatives, partial derivatives, total derivative, maxima and minima, saddle point, method of Lagrange’s multipliers; Double and Triple integrals and their applications; Line integrals and Surface integrals, Green’s theorem, Stokes’ theorem, and Gauss divergence theorem.
  • Linear Algebra: Finite dimensional vector spaces over real or complex fields; Linear transformations and their matrix representations, rank; systems of linear equations, eigenvalues and eigenvectors, minimal polynomial, Cayley-Hamilton Theorem, diagonalization, Jordan canonical form, symmetric, skew-symmetric, Hermitian, skew-Hermitian, orthogonal and unitary matrices; Finite dimensional inner product spaces, Gram-Schmidt ortho normalization process, definite forms.
  • Probability: Classical, relative frequency and axiomatic definitions of probability, conditional probability, Bayes’ theorem, independent events; Random variables and probability distributions, moments and moment generating functions, quantiles; Standard discrete and continuous univariate distributions; Probability inequalities (Chebyshev, Markov, Jensen); Function of a random variable; Jointly distributed random variables, marginal and conditional distributions, product moments, joint moment generating functions, independence of random variables; Transformations of random variables, sampling distributions, distribution of order statistics and range; Characteristic functions; Modes of convergence; Weak and strong laws of large numbers; Central limit theorem for i.i.d. random variables with existence of higher order moments.
  • Stochastic Processes: Markov chains with finite and countable state space, classification of states, limiting behaviour of n-step transition probabilities, stationary distribution, Poisson and birth-and-death processes.
  • Inference: Unbiasedness, consistency, sufficiency, completeness, uniformly minimum variance unbiased estimation, method of moments and maximum likelihood estimations; Confidence intervals; Tests of hypotheses, most powerful and uniformly most powerful tests, likelihood ratio tests, large sample test, Sign test, Wilcoxon signed rank test, Mann-Whitney U test, test for independence and Chi-square test for goodness of fit.
  • Regression Analysis: Simple and multiple linear regression, polynomial regression, estimation, confidence intervals and testing for regression coefficients; Partial and multiple correlation coefficients. Multivariate Analysis: Basic properties of multivariate normal distribution; Multinomial distribution; Wishart distribution; Hotellings T2 and related tests; Principal component analysis; Discriminant analysis; Clustering.
  • Design of Experiments: One and two-way ANOVA, CRD, RBD, LSD, 22 and 23 Factorial experiments.

Syllabus of Agricultural Engineering (AG):

Section 1 (Engineering Mathematics):

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

Section 2 (Farm Machinery):

  • Machine Design and Farm Machinery.

Section 3 (Farm Power):

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

Section 4 (Soil and Water Conservation Engineering):

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

Section 5 (Irrigation and Drainage Engineering):

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

Section 6 (Agricultural Processing Engineering):

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

Section 7 (Dairy and Food Engineering):

  • Heat and Mass Transfer & Preservation of Food.

Syllabus of Architecture and Planning (AR):

  • 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.

Syllabus of Bio-medical Engineering (BM):

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

Syllabus of Biotechnology (BT):

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

Syllabus of Chemical Engineering (CH):

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

Syllabus of Chemistry (CY):

Section 1 (Physical Chemistry):

  • Structure, Equilibrium, Kinetics & Surfaces and Interfaces.

Section 2 (Inorganic Chemistry):

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

Section 3 (Organic Chemistry):

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

Syllabus of Civil Engineering (CE):

Section 1 (Engineering Mathematics):

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

Section 2 (Structural Engineering):

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

Section 3 (Geotechnical Engineering):

  • Soil Mechanics & Foundation Engineering.

Section 4 (Water Resources Engineering):

  • Fluid Mechanics, Hydraulics, Hydrology & Irrigation.

Section 5 (Environmental Engineering):

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

Section 6 (Transportation Engineering):

  • Transportation Infrastructure, Highway Pavements & Traffic Engineering.

Section 7 (Geomatics Engineering):

  • Principles of surveying, Photogrammetry & Remote sensing.

Syllabus of Computer Science and Information Technology (CS):

GATE computer science (CSE) syllabus is mentioned below in details. The syllabus covers all important topics of the BE/ curriculum.

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

Syllabus of Ecology and Evolution (EY):

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

Syllabus of Electrical Engineering (EE):

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

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

Syllabus of Electronics and Communications (EC):

Candidates can check the GATE syllabus of electronics and Communication engineering below.

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

Syllabus of Geology and Geophysics (GG):

Common Section:

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


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


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

Syllabus of Instrumentation Engineering (IN):

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

Syllabus of Mathematics (MA):

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

Syllabus of Mechanical Engineering (ME):

GATE Mechanical engineering exam is given by thousands of students, you may check GATE Mechanical engineering syllabus below.

Section 1 (Engineering Mathematics):

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

Section 2 (Applied Mechanics and Design):

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

Section 3 (Fluid Mechanics and Thermal Sciences):

  • Fluid Mechanics, Heat-Transfer, Thermodynamics & Applications.

Section 4 (Materials, Manufacturing and Industrial Engineering):

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

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.

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Syllabus of Mining Engineering (MN):

Section 1 (Engineering Mathematics):

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

Section 2 (Mine Development and Surveying):

  • Mine Development & Mine Surveying.

Section 3 (Geomechanics and Ground Control):

  • Engineering Mechanics, Geomechanics & Ground Control.

Section 4 (Mining Methods and Machinery):

  • Mining Methods and Mining Machinery.

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

  • Surface Environment, Mine Ventilation and Subsurface Hazards.

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

  • Mine Economics, Mine Planning and Systems Engineering.

Syllabus of Petroleum Engineering (PE):

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

Syllabus of Physics (PH):

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

Syllabus of Production & Industrial Engineering (PI):

Section 1 (Engineering Mathematics):

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

Section 2 (General Engineering):

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

Section 3 (Manufacturing Processes I):

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

Section 4 (Manufacturing Processes II):

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

Section 5 (Quality and Reliability):

  • Metrology and Inspection, Quality management, Reliability and Maintenance.

Section 6 (Industrial Engineering):

  • Product Design and Development, Work System Design & Facility Design.

Section 7 (Operations research and Operations Management):

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

Syllabus of Textile Engineering and Fibre Science (TF):

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

Syllabus of Engineering Science (XE):

Engineering Mathematics (XE-A):

This section is Compulsory For all XE candidates.

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

Fluid Mechanics (XE-B):

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

Materials Science (XE-C):

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

Solid Mechanics (XE-D):

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

Thermodynamics (XE-E):

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

Polymer Science and Engineering (XE-F):

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

Food Technology (XE-G):

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

Atmospheric & Ocean Science (XE-H):

  • Atmospheric Science and Ocean Sciences.

Syllabus of Life Science (XL):

Chemistry (XL-P):

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

Biochemistry (XL-Q):

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

Botany (XL-R):

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

Microbiology (XL-S):

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

Zoology (XL-T):

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

Food Technology (XL-U):

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

GATE Exam Pattern 2020

The GATE 2020 exam pattern consists of the number of questions, type of question, marking scheme, papers, etc. In GATE exam, total 65 questions will be asked. The duration of the exam will be three hours. The question paper will be of 100 marks. The question paper will be comprised of two sections: Multiple Choice questions & Numerical Answers Questions. For correct answer, one or two marks will be given to the students.

If you have any other queries about GATE 2020 Syllabus, you can ask us by commenting below.

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