Official Syllabus For GATE 2018 Exam

Published on : 9th September 2017    Author : Tanvi Mittal
GATE Exam

The official syllabus for GATE 2018 Exam has been notified on the official website of GATE. Candidates who are looking forward to appear for the exam should be aware of the syllabus for their respective paper to prepare for the GATE 2018 Exam accordingly. As GATE 2018 Exam will be conducted on 23 subjects (papers), you should know the complete syllabus of the paper you will be appearing for. Below we have provided the complete official GATE 2018 Exam Syllabus for each paper with their chapters.

Official Syllabus for GATE 2018 Exam

GATE PAPER

CODE

CHAPTERS

Aerospace Engineering

AE

  • Engineering Mathematics
  • Flight Mechanics
  • Space Dynamics
  • Aerodynamics
  • Structures
  • Propulsion

Agricultural Engineering

AG

  • Engineering Mathematics
  • Farm Machinery
  • Farm Power
  • Soil and Water Conservation Engineering
  • Irrigation and Drainage Engineering
  • Agricultural Processing Engineering
  • Dairy and Food Engineering

Architecture & 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

Biotechnology

BT

  • Engineering Mathematics
  • General Biotechnology
  • Recombinant DNA Technology
  • Plant and Animal Biotechnology
  • Bioprocess Engineering and Process Biotechnology

Civil Engineering

CE

  • Engineering Mathematics
  • Structural Engineering
  • Geotechnical Engineering
  • Water Resources Engineering
  • Environmental Engineering
  • Transportation Engineering
  • Geomatics Engineering

Chemical Engineering

CH

  • Engineering Mathematics
  • 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

Computer Science &

Information Technology

CS

  • Engineering Mathematics
  • Digital Logic
  • Computer Organization and Architecture
  • Programming and Data Structures
  • Algorithms
  • Theory of Computation
  • Compiler Design
  • Operating System
  • Databases
  • Computer Networks

Chemistry

CY

  • Physical Chemistry
  • Inorganic Chemistry
  • Organic Chemistry

Electronics and Communication

Engineering

EC

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

Electrical Engineering

EE

  • Engineering Mathematics
  • Electric Circuits
  • Electromagnetic Fields
  • Signals and Systems
  • Electrical Machines
  • Power Systems
  • Control Systems
  • Electrical and Electronic Measurements
  • Analog and Digital Electronics
  • Power Electronics

Ecology and Evolution

EY

  • Ecology
  • Evolution
  • Mathematics and Quantitative Ecology
  • Behavioural Ecology

Geology and Geophysics

GG

PART A

  • Common Section

PART B

  • Geology
  • Geophysics

Instrumentation Engineering

IN

  • Engineering Mathematics
  • Electrical Circuits
  • Signals and Systems
  • Control Systems
  • Analog Electronics
  • Digital Electronics
  • Measurements
  • Sensors and Industrial Instrumentation
  • Communication and Optical Instrumentation

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

Mechanical Engineering

ME

  • Engineering Mathematics
  • Applied Mechanics and Design
  • Fluid Mechanics and Thermal Sciences
  • Materials, Manufacturing and Industrial Engineering

Mining Engineering

MN

  • Engineering Mathematics
  • Mine Development and Surveying
  • Geomechanics and Ground Control
  • Mining Methods and Machinery
  • Surface Environment, Mine Ventilation, and Underground Hazards
  • Mine Economics, Mine Planning, Systems Engineering

Metallurgical Engineering

MT

  • Engineering Mathematics
  • Thermodynamics and Rate Processes
  • Extractive Metallurgy
  • Physical Metallurgy
  • Mechanical Metallurgy
  • Manufacturing Processes

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

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

Production and Industrial

Engineering

 

PI

  • Engineering Mathematics
  • General Engineering
  • Manufacturing Processes
  • Manufacturing Processes II
  • Quality and Reliability
  • Industrial Engineering
  • Operations research and Operations management

Textile Engineering and Fibre

Science

 

TF

ENGINEERING MATHEMATICS

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

TEXTILE ENGINEERING AND FIBRE SCIENCE

  • Textile Fibers
  • Yarn manufacture, Yarn structure, and Properties
  • Fabric manufacture, Structure, and Properties
  • Textile Testing
  • Chemical processing

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XE PAPER SECTIONS

In XE Paper section, while Engineering Mathematics paper is compulsory, candidates can choose any 2 sections from the rest of the subjects.

PAPER

CODE

CHAPTERS

Engineering Mathematics (Compulsory)

 

A

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

Fluid Mechanics

B

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

Materials Science

C

  • Processing of Materials
  • Characterisation Techniques
  • Structure and Imperfections
  • Thermodynamics and Kinetics
  • Properties of Materials
  • Material types
  • Environmental Degradation
  • Elements of Quantum Mechanics and Mathematics

Solid Mechanics

D

  • Equivalent force systems; free-body diagrams; equilibrium equations; analysis of determinate trusses and frames; friction; particle kinematics and dynamics; dynamics of rigid bodies under planar motion; law of conservation of energy; law of conservation of momentum.
  • Stresses and strains; principal stresses and strains; Mohr’s circle for plane stress and plane strain; generalized Hooke’s Law; elastic constants; thermal stresses; theories of failure.
  • Axial, shear and bending moment diagrams; axial, shear and bending stresses; combined stresses; deflection (for symmetric bending); torsion in circular shafts; thin walled pressure vessels; energy methods (Castigliano’s Theorems); Euler buckling.
  • Free vibration of single degree of freedom systems.

Thermodynamics

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

F

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

Food Technology

G

  • Food Chemistry and Nutrition
  • Food Microbiology
  • Food Products Technology

Atmospheric & Ocean Science

H

  • Atmospheric Science
  • Ocean Sciences

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XL PAPER SECTIONS

In XL Paper section, while Chemistry paper is compulsory, candidates can choose any 2 sections from the rest of the subjects.

PAPER

CODE

CHAPTERS

Chemistry

(Compulsory)

 

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

Q

  • Organization of life; Importance of water; Structure and function of biomolecules: Amino acids, Carbohydrates, Lipids, Proteins and Nucleic acids; Protein structure, folding and function: Myoglobin, Hemoglobin, Lysozyme, Ribonuclease A, Carboxypeptidase, and Chymotrypsin.
  • Enzyme kinetics including its regulation and inhibition, Vitamins and Coenzymes ; Metabolism and bioenergetics; Generation and utilization of ATP; Metabolic pathways and their regulation: glycolysis, TCA cycle, pentose phosphate pathway, oxidative phosphorylation,gluconeogenesis, glycogen and fatty acid metabolism; Metabolism of Nitrogen containing compounds: nitrogen fixation, amino acids and nucleotides. Photosynthesis: Calvin cycle.
  • Biochemical separation techniques: ion exchange, size exclusion and affinity chromatography, Characterization of biomolecules by electrophoresis, UV-visible and fluorescence spectroscopy and Mass spectrometry.
  • Cell structure and organelles; Biological membranes; Transport across membranes; Signal transduction; Hormones and neurotransmitters.
  • DNA replication, transcription, and translation; Biochemical regulation of gene expression; Recombinant DNA technology and applications: PCR, site directed mutagenesis and DNA-microarray
  • Immune system: Active and passive immunity; Complement system; Antibody structure, function and diversity; Cells of the immune system: T, B and macrophages; T and B cell activation; Major histocompatibilty complex; T cell receptor; Immunological techniques: Immunodiffusion, immunoelectrophoresis, RIA, and ELISA.

Botany

R

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

Microbiology

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

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

Food Technology

U

  • Food Chemistry and Nutrition
  • Food Microbiology
  • Food Products Technology
  • Food Engineering

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So, this is the official syllabus for GATE 2018 exam for every subject. Candidates are suggested to prepare for their respective exam according to the above-given syllabus.

Also Read: GATE Entrance Exam Pattern 2018


About the Author: Tanvi Mittal

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