GATE 2020: New Paper for Biomedical Engineering Introduced, Check Updates

Last Modified: 22 Feb 2024

The Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) is all set to launch a new paper for Biomedical Engineering. Check complete syllabus.

A new paper for Biomedical Engineering is introduced for IIT GATE 2020 exam. As per the official notice issued by IIT Madras on 5th August 2019, the paper is expected to combine undergraduate syllabus of Biomedical Engineering among several universities, which will help to stimulate the growth of research and product development in India.

As we all know already, this year the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Delhi will conduct the examination on 1st, 2nd, 8th and 9th February 2020. The application window for the same will start from 3rd September 2019 and will conclude on 24th September 2019 via online mode through the official website i.e.

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GATE 2020: Complete Syllabus of Biomedical Engineering



Section 1: Engineering Mathematics

Linear Algebra

Matrix algebra, Theorems of integral calculus, Systems of linear equations, Calculus, Mean value theorems, Partial derivatives, Multiple integrals, Maxima and minima, Line, Stokes, Surface and volume integrals, Gauss and Green’s theorems.

Differential equations

First order equation (linear and nonlinear), method of variation of parameters, initial and boundary value problems, solution of partial differential equations: variable separable method.

Probability and Statistics

Sampling theorems, probability, mean, conditional, median, mode and standard deviation, Poisson and binomial distributions, Random variables, discrete and continuous distributions. Tests of Significance, Sample size estimation, and Statistical power analysis.

Numerical Methods

Matrix inversion, iterative methods for solving differential equations, solutions of nonlinear algebraic equations, numerical integration.

Section 2: Electrical Circuits

Voltage and current sources

Independent, dependent, ideal and practical, relationships of a resistor, mutual inductor, inductor, capacitor, transient analysis of RLC circuits. Kirchoff’s laws, mesh and nodal analysis, superposition, maximum power transfer and reciprocity theorems.

Section 3: Signals and Systems

Continuous and Discrete Signal and Systems

Periodic, Sampling theorem, Laplace, Fourier and z-transforms, frequency response of first and second order linear time-invariant systems, transfer function, impulse response of systems, correlation, convolution. Discrete time system: impulse response, pulse transfer function, frequency response.

Section 4: Analog and Digital Electronics

Digital Electronics

Characteristics and applications of diode, Zenerdiode, Small signal analysis of transistor circuits. Characteristics of operational amplifiers, adder, subtractor, integrator, instrumentation amplifier, buffer, and differentiator. Combinational logic circuits, minimization of Boolean functions.

Section 5: Measurements and Control Systems

Measurements and Control System

SI units, expression of uncertainty – accuracy and precision index. Dynamometer type instruments and dc potentiometer. Basics of control engineering – modeling system: transfer function and state-space model, stability analysis, and frequency domain analysis.

Section 6: Sensors and Bioinstrumentation

Types of Instruments

Hall Effect sensors and associated signal conditioning circuits; Optical sources and detectors, light dependent resistor and their characteristics.

Section 7: Human Anatomy and Physiology

Human Anatomy and Physiology

Basic elements of human body, circulatory system, endocrine system, nervous system, digestive, nervous, immune, and reproductive systems. Basics of cell and molecular biology.

Section 8: Biomechanics

Engineering Mechanics

Free-body diagrams and equilibrium, trusses and frames, impulse and momentum (linear and angular) and collisions. Bone structure & composition mechanical properties of bone, cancellous bones, viscoelastic properties.

Human Joints and Movements

Skeletal joints, stresses in human joints, biomechanical analysis joints, types of joint, parameterization and analysis in Gait.

Bio fluid mechanics

Flow properties of blood, Dynamics of fluid flow in the intact human cardiovascular system, modeling and experimental approaches.

Section 9: Medical Imaging Systems

Medical Imaging Systems

Basic physics and Instrumentation of medical images in X-Ray, CT, Ultrasound, MRI, FMRI, PET, SPECT, and their characteristics.

Section 10: Bio materials

Bio materials

Basic properties of bio materials, biocompatibility, biodegradable materials, bioactivity, fundamentals of implants and medical devices, drug delivery carriers.

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As per the media reports, the exam will now be conducted on 25 subjects including Biomedical Engineering, Agricultural Engineering, Aerospace Engineering, Architecture and Planning, Civil Engineering, Biotechnology, Chemical Engineering, Mathematics and Mechanical Engineering, Instrumentation Engineering among other subjects.

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