GATE 2020 Syllabus – Check Section & Subject wise Syllabus Here

GATE Admit CardGATE 2020 Syllabus is released by the exam conducting authority. The Engineering Graduation Skill Test (GATE) is organized for admission to PG courses in the field of engineering and technology, specifically ME / M.Tech. The GATE 2020 program will be prescribed by the authority responsible for the examination.

 GATE 2020 is a national level exam organized by IIT Madras. The Engineering Graduation Skill Test (GATE) is organized for admission to PG courses in the field of engineering and technology, specifically ME / M.Tech. The exam will be held on 2nd, 3rd, 9th February and 10th February 2020. See here for complete information about the GATE 2020 Program.

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General Aptitude (GA): Common in all papers
AE: Aerospace EngineeringPH: Physics
AG: Agricultural EngineeringPI: Production and Industrial Engineering
AR: Architecture and PlanningST: Statistics
BT: BiotechnologyTF: Textile Engineering and Fibre Science
CE: Civil EngineeringXE -A: Engineering Mathematics
CH: Chemical EngineeringXE-B: Fluid Mechanics
CS: Computer Sc. and Information TechnologyXE-C: Materials Science
CY: ChemistryXE-D: Solid Mechanics
EC: Electronics and Communication Engg.XE-E: Thermodynamics
EE: Electrical EngineeringXE-F: Polymer Science and Engineering
EY: Ecology and EvolutionXE – G: Food Technology
GG: Geology and GeophysicsXE – H: Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences
IN: Instrumentation EngineeringXL – P: Chemistry
MA: MathematicsXL-Q: Biochemistry
ME: Mechanical EngineeringXL-R: Botany
MN: Mining EngineeringXL – S: Microbiology
MT: Metallurgical EngineeringXL – T: Zoology
PE: Petroleum EngineeringXL – U: Food Technology

 GATE Exam Pattern 2020

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The GATE 2020 exam template will include the number of questions, the type of question, the classification system, the documents, etc. In the GATE test, a total of 65 questions will be asked. The duration of the exam will be three hours. The questioned document will be 100 points. The questioned document will consist of two sections: multiple choice questions and numerical answer questions. For a correct answer, one or two notes will be given to the students.

GATE 2020 Syllabus

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.

General Ability (GA) curriculum

The curriculum of the general aptitude test is common to all articles. The topics are given here:

Verbal ability: English grammar, ending sentences, verbal analogies, word groups, instructions, critical reasoning and verbal deduction.
Numerical Capacity: numerical calculation, numerical estimation, numerical reasoning and interpretation of data.

Aerospace Engineering Program (AE)

AE topics divided into two categories: basic topics and special topics. 90% of the questions will be made from the core subjects and 10% of the remaining questions will come from special topics.

Section 1 (Mathematics Engineering):

Basic subjects: linear algebra, calculus, and differential equations.
Special topics: Fourier series, Laplace transforms numerical methods for linear and nonlinear algebraic equations, numerical integration and differentiation.

Section 2 (Flight mechanics):

Basic topics: basic concepts, aircraft performance, and static stability.
Special themes: Dynamic stability: Euler angles, equations of motion, forces and aerodynamic moments, derived from stability and control, decoupling of longitudinal and lateral dynamics, longitudinal modes, lateral modes.

Section 3 (Space dynamics):

Basic topics: Movement of the central force, determination of the trajectory and orbital period in simple cases.
Special topics: transfer of orbit, in plan and out of the plan.

Section 4 (Aerodynamics):

Basic topics: basic fluid mechanics, aerodynamic profiles and wings and compressible flows.
Special topics: elementary ideas of viscous flows, including boundary layers, wind tunnel tests: measurement and visualization techniques.

Section 5 (Structures):

Basic topics: Resistance of materials, structures of flight vehicles and dynamics of structures.
Special Topics: Beam Vibration, Equilibrium Equilibrium Theory and Compatibility Theory, Airy Stress Function.

Section 6 (Propulsion):

Main topics: basic concepts, thermodynamics of aviation engines, axial compressors, axial turbines, centrifugal compressors and rocket propulsion.
Special themes: No special theme.

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.

Architecture and Planning Study Plan (AR)

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

Biotechnology curriculum (BT)

Engineering Mathematics, General Biotechnology (biochemistry, microbiology, cell biology, genetics and molecular biology, analytical techniques, immunology, bioinformatics), recombinant DNA technology, plant and animal biotechnology, biological engineering and biotechnology methods.

Chemical Engineering curriculum (CH)

Mathematical Engineering (Linear Algebra, calculus, differential equations, complex variables, probability and statistics, numerical methods), thermodynamic methods and calculations, fluid mechanics and mechanical operations, heat transfer, mass transfer, Chemical reaction engineering, Instrumentation and control of chemical technology processes Design and economics.

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 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, Alteration and Soil Formation, Introduction to Remote Sensing, Principles and Applications of Gravity.


Geomorphic processes and agents, Deformation mechanism of rocks, Crystallography, Cosmic abundance of elements, Igneous rocks, Physico-chemical conditions of metamorphism, Morphology, Principles of stratigraphy, Rock and soil engineering properties.


Earth as a planet, different motions of the earth, scalar and vector potential fields, absolute and relative gravity measurements, elements of the Earth’s magnetic field, conduction of electricity through rocks, basic concept of EM induction in the Earth 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.

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, oil exploration, oil and gas well drilling technology, tank engineering, oil production operations, drilling and offshore production practices, evaluation of oil and gas wells, health and environmental safety in the oil industry, improved oil recovery techniques, the latest trends in oil engineering.

Syllabus of Physics (PH)

Mathematical Physics, Classical Mechanics, Electromagnetic Theory, Quantum Mechanics, Thermodynamics and Statistical Physics, Atomic and Molecular Physics, Physics and Electronics of the Solid State, Nuclear Physics and Particles.

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.

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