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Electronics and Communication Engineering (GATE-EC)
Test Name | Number of Test |
Topic-wise Test | 20 |
Subject-wise Test | 10 |
Full Subject Test | 8 |
Total Number of Test | 38 |
A. Topic-wise Tests – Two Half Test in a subject
Each test carries 20 Marks and consists of 13 Questions. The duration of the test will be 45 Minutes.
Type of question | Number of question |
1 Mark Question | 6 |
2 Marks Question | 7 |
Total Number of Questions | 13 |
Subject: 1. Networks
Subject | Test syllabus |
01. | Network solution methods: nodal and mesh analysis; Network theorems: superposition, Thevenin and Norton’s, maximum power transfer; Wye‐Delta transformation. |
02. | Steady state sinusoidal analysis using phasors; Time domain analysis of simple linear circuits; Solution of network equations using Laplace transform; Frequency domain analysis of RLC circuits; Linear 2‐port network parameters: driving point and transfer functions; State equations for networks. |
Subject : 2. Signals and Systems
Subject | Test syllabus |
03. | Continuous-time signals: Fourier series and Fourier transform representations, sampling theorem and applications; Discrete-time signals: discrete-time Fourier transform (DTFT), DFT, FFT, Z-transform, interpolation of discrete-time signals. |
04. | LTI systems: definition and properties, causality, stability, impulse response, convolution, poles and zeros, parallel and cascade structure, frequency response, group delay, phase delay, digital filter design techniques. |
Subject: 3. Electronic Devices
Subject | Test syllabus |
05. | Energy bands in intrinsic and extrinsic silicon; Carrier transport: diffusion current, drift current, mobility and resistivity; Generation and recombination of carriers; Poisson and continuity equations; P-N junction, Zener diode, BJT |
06. | MOS capacitor, MOSFET, LED, photo diode and solar cell; Integrated circuit fabrication process: oxidation, diffusion, ion implantation, photolithography and twin-tub CMOS process. |
Subject: 4. Analog Circuits
Subject | Test syllabus |
07. | Small signal equivalent circuits of diodes, BJTs and MOSFETs; Simple diode circuits: clipping, clamping and rectifiers; Single-stage BJT and MOSFET amplifiers: biasing, bias stability, mid-frequency small signal analysis and frequency response; BJT and MOSFET amplifiers: multi-stage. |
08. | Differential, feedback, power and operational; Simple op-amp circuits; Active filters; Sinusoidal oscillators: criterion for oscillation, single-transistor and op amp configurations; Function generators, wave-shaping circuits and 555 timers; Voltage reference circuits; Power supplies: ripple removal and regulation. |
Subject: 5. Digital Circuits
Test No. | Test syllabus |
09. | Number systems; Combinatorial circuits: Boolean algebra, minimization of functions using Boolean identities and Karnaugh map, logic gates and their static CMOS implementations, arithmetic circuits, code converters, multiplexers, decoders and PLAs; Sequential circuits: latches and flip‐flops, counters, shift‐registers and finite state machines. |
10. | Data converters: sample and hold circuits, ADCs and DACs; Semiconductor memories: ROM, SRAM, DRAM; 8-bit microprocessor (8085): architecture, programming, memory and I/O interfacing. |
Subject: 6. Control Systems
Test No. | Test syllabus |
11. | Basic control system components; Feedback principle; Transfer function; Block diagram representation; Signal flow graph; Transient and steady-state analysis of LTI systems; Frequency response; Routh-Hurwitz and Nyquist stability criteria. |
12. | Bode and root-locus plots; Lag, lead and lag-lead compensation; State variable model and solution of state equation of LTI systems. |
Subject: 7. Communications
Test No. | Test syllabus |
13. | Random processes: autocorrelation and power spectral density, properties of white noise, filtering of random signals through LTI systems; Analog communications: amplitude modulation and demodulation, angle modulation and demodulation, spectra of AM and FM, super heterodyne receivers, circuits for analog communications; Information theory: entropy, mutual information and channel capacity theorem. |
14. | Digital communications: PCM, DPCM, digital modulation schemes, amplitude, phase and frequency shift keying (ASK, PSK, FSK), QAM, MAP and ML decoding, matched filter receiver, calculation of bandwidth, SNR and BER for digital modulation; Fundamentals of error correction, Hamming codes; Timing and frequency synchronization, inter-symbol interference and its mitigation; Basics of TDMA, FDMA and CDMA. |
Subject: 8. Electromagnetics
Test No. | Test syllabus |
15. | Electrostatics; Maxwell’s equations: differential and integral forms and their interpretation, boundary conditions, wave equation, Poynting vector; Plane waves and properties: reflection and refraction, polarization, phase and group velocity, propagation through various media, skin depth |
16. | Transmission lines: equations, characteristic impedance, impedance matching, impedance transformation, S-parameters, Smith chart; Waveguides: modes, boundary conditions, cut-off frequencies, dispersion relations; Antennas: antenna types, radiation pattern, gain and directivity, return loss, antenna arrays; Basics of radar; Light propagation in optical fibers. |
Subject: 9. Engineering Mathematics
Test No. | Test syllabus |
17. |
Linear Algebra: Vector space, basis, linear dependence and independence, matrix algebra, eigen values and eigen vectors, rank, solution of linear equations – existence and uniqueness. Calculus: Mean value theorems, theorems of integral calculus, evaluation of definite and improper integrals, partial derivatives, maxima and minima, multiple integrals, line, surface and volume integrals, Taylor series. Differential Equations: First order equations (linear and nonlinear), higher order linear differential equations, Cauchy’s and Euler’s equations, methods of solution using variation of parameters, complementary function and particular integral, partial differential equations, variable separable method, initial and boundary value problems. |
18. |
Vector Analysis: Vectors in plane and space, vector operations, gradient, divergence and curl, Gauss’s, Green’s and Stoke’s theorems. Complex Analysis: Analytic functions, Cauchy’s integral theorem, Cauchy’s integral formula; Taylor’s and Laurent’s series, residue theorem. Numerical Methods: Solution of nonlinear equations, single and multi-step methods for differential equations, convergence criteria. Probability and Statistics: Mean, median, mode and standard deviation; combinatorial probability, probability distribution functions – binomial, Poisson, exponential and normal; Joint and conditional probability; Correlation and regression analysis. |
Subject : 10. General Aptitude
Test No. | Test syllabus |
19. | Verbal Ability: English grammar, sentence completion, verbal analogies, word groups, instructions, critical reasoning and verbal deduction. |
20. | Numerical Ability: Numerical computation, numerical estimation, numerical reasoning and data interpretation. |
B. Subjectwise Test
Each test carries 50 Marks and consists of 30 Questions. The duration of the test will be 90 Minutes.
Type of question | Number of question |
1 Mark Question | 10 |
2 Marks Question | 20 |
Total Number of Questions | 30 |
Test No. | Test subject |
21. | Networks |
22. | Signals and systems |
23. | Electronic Devices |
24. | Analog Circuits |
25. | Digital Circuits |
26. | Control Systems |
27. | Communications |
28. | Electromagnetics |
29. | Engineering Mathematics |
30. | General Aptitude |
C. Full Test – Grand GATE Test Series
Each test carries 100 Marks and consists of 65 Questions. The duration of the test will be 180 Minutes.
Test No. | Test subject |
31. | GATE -1 |
32. | GATE -2 |
33. | GATE -3 |
34. | GATE -4 |
35. | GATE -5 |
36. | GATE – 6 |
37. | GATE – 7 |
38. | GATE – 8 |
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Electrical Engineering (GATE-EE)
Test Name | Number of Test |
Topic-wise Test | 22 |
Subject-wise Test | 11 |
Full Subject Test | 5 |
Total Number of Test | 38 |
A. Topic-wise Tests – Two Half Test in a subject
Each test carries 20 Marks and consists of 13 Questions. The duration of the test will be 45 Minutes.
Type of question | Number of question |
1 Mark Question | 6 |
2 Marks Question | 7 |
Total Number of Questions | 13 |
Subject: 1. Electric Circuits
Test No. | Test syllabus |
01. | KCL, KVL, Node and Mesh analysis, Thevenin’s theorem, Norton’s theorem, Superposition theorem, Maximum power transfer theorem. |
02. | Network graph, Transient response of DC and AC networks, Sinusoidal steady‐state analysis, Resonance, Passive filters, Ideal current and voltage sources, Two‐port networks, Three phase circuits, Power and power factor in AC circuits. |
Subject: 2. Electromagnetic Fields
Subject | Test syllabus |
03. | Coulomb’s Law, Electric Field Intensity, Electric Flux Density, Gauss’s Law, Divergence, Electric field and potential due to point, line, plane and spherical charge distributions, Effect of dielectric medium, Capacitance of simple configurations |
04. | Biot‐Savart’s law, Ampere’s law, Curl, Faraday’s law, Lorentz force, Inductance, Magnetomotive force, Reluctance, Magnetic circuits, Self and Mutual inductance of simple configurations. |
Subject: 3. Signals and Systems
Subject | Test syllabus |
05. | Representation of continuous and discrete‐time signals, Shifting and scaling operations, Linear Time Invariant and Causal systems, Fourier series representation of continuous periodic signals |
06. | Sampling theorem, Applications of Fourier Transform, Laplace Transform and z-Transform. |
Subject: 4. Electrical Machines
Subject | Test syllabus |
07. |
Single phase transformer: equivalent circuit, phasor diagram, open circuit and short circuit tests, regulation and efficiency; Three phase transformers: connections, parallel operation; Auto‐transformer, Three phase induction motors: principle of operation, types, performance, torque-speed characteristics, no-load and blocked rotor tests, equivalent circuit, starting and speed control; Operating principle of single phase induction motors |
08. |
Electromechanical energy conversion principles, DC machines: separately excited, series and shunt, motoring and generating mode of operation and their characteristics, starting and speed control of dc motors, Synchronous machines: cylindrical and salient pole machines, performance, regulation and parallel operation of generators, starting of synchronous motor, characteristics; Types of losses and efficiency calculations of electric machines. |
Subject: 5. Power Systems
Test No. | Test syllabus |
09. | Power generation concepts, Per‐unit quantities, Bus admittance matrix, Gauss- Seidel and Newton-Raphson load flow methods, Voltage and Frequency control, Power factor correction, System stability concepts, Equal area criterion. |
10. | Models and performance of transmission lines and cables, Series and shunt compensation, Electric field distribution and insulators, Distribution systems, ac and dc transmission concepts, Symmetrical components, Symmetrical and unsymmetrical fault analysis, Principles of over‐current, differential and distance protection; Circuit breakers. |
Subject: 6. Control Systems
Test No. | Test syllabus |
11. | Feedback principle, transfer function, Block diagrams and Signal flow graphs, Transient and Steady‐state analysis of linear time invariant systems, Routh-Hurwitz, Root loci, Stability analysis. |
12. | Mathematical modeling and representation of systems, Nyquist criteria, Bode plots, Lag, Lead and Lead‐Lag compensators; P, PI and PID controllers; State space model, State transition matrix. |
Subject: 7. Electrical and Electronic Measurement
Test No. | Test syllabus |
13. | Bridges and Potentiometers, Measurement of voltage, current, power, energy and power factor; Instrument transformers, Error analysis. |
14. | Digital voltmeters and multimeters, Phase, Time and Frequency measurement; Oscilloscopes |
Subject: 8. Analog and Digital Electronics
Test No. | Test syllabus |
15. | Characteristics of diodes, BJT, MOSFET; Simple diode circuits: clipping, clamping, rectifiers; Amplifiers: Biasing, Equivalent circuit and Frequency response; Oscillators and Feedback amplifiers; Operational amplifiers: Characteristics and applications; Simple active filters, VCOs and Timers |
16. | Combinational and Sequential logic circuits, Multiplexer, Demultiplexer, Schmitt trigger, Sample and hold circuits, A/D and D/A converters, 8085Microprocessor: Architecture, Programming and Interfacing. |
Subject: 9. Power Electronics
Test No. | Test syllabus |
17. | Characteristics of semiconductor power devices: Diode, Thyristor, Triac, GTO, MOSFET, IGBT, Single and three phase configuration of uncontrolled rectifiers, Line commutated thyristor based converters, Issues of line current harmonics, Power factor, Distortion factor of ac to dc converters |
18. | DC to DC conversion: Buck, Boost and Buck-Boost converters; Single and three phase configuration of uncontrolled rectifiers, Bidirectional ac to dc voltage source converters, Single phase and three phase inverters, Sinusoidal pulse width modulation. |
Subject: 10. Engineering Mathematics
Test No. | Test syllabus |
19. |
Linear Algebra: Vector space, basis, linear dependence and independence, matrix algebra, eigen values and eigen vectors, rank, solution of linear equations – existence and uniqueness. Calculus: Mean value theorems, theorems of integral calculus, evaluation of definite and improper integrals, partial derivatives, maxima and minima, multiple integrals, line, surface and volume integrals, Taylor series. Differential Equations: First order equations (linear and nonlinear), higher order linear differential equations, Cauchy’s and Euler’s equations, methods of solution using variation of parameters, complementary function and particular integral, partial differential equations, variable separable method, initial and boundary value problems. |
20. |
Vector Analysis: Vectors in plane and space, vector operations, gradient, divergence and curl, Gauss’s, Green’s and Stoke’s theorems. Complex Analysis: Analytic functions, Cauchy’s integral theorem, Cauchy’s integral formula; Taylor’s and Laurent’s series, residue theorem. Numerical Methods: Solution of nonlinear equations, single and multi-step methods for differential equations, convergence criteria. Probability and Statistics: Mean, median, mode and standard deviation; combinatorial probability, probability distribution functions – binomial, Poisson, exponential and normal; Joint and conditional probability; Correlation and regression analysis. |
Subject: 11. General Aptitude
Test No. | Test syllabus |
21. | Verbal Ability: English grammar, sentence completion, verbal analogies, word groups, instructions, critical reasoning and verbal deduction. |
22. | Numerical Ability: Numerical computation, numerical estimation, numerical reasoning and data interpretation. |
B. Subjectwise Test
Each test carries 50 Marks and consists of 30 Questions. The duration of the test will be 90 Minutes.
Type of question | Number of question |
1 Mark Question | 10 |
2 Marks Question | 20 |
Total Number of Questions | 30 |
Test No. | Test subject |
23. | Electric Circuits |
24. | Electromagnetic Fields |
25. | Signals and Systems |
26. | Electrical Machines |
27. | Power Systems |
28. | Control Systems |
29. | Electrical and Electronic Measurements |
30. | Analog and Digital Electronics |
31. | Power Electronics |
32. | Engineering Mathematics |
33. | General Aptitude |
C. Full Test – Grand GATE Test Series
Each test carries 100 Marks and consists of 65 Questions. The duration of the test will be 180 Minutes.
Test No. | Test subject |
34. | GATE -1 |
35. | GATE -2 |
36. | GATE -3 |
37. | GATE -4 |
38. | GATE -5 |
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Mechanical Engineering (GATE -ME)
Test Name | Number of Test |
Topic-wise Test | 22 |
Subject-wise Test | 10 |
Full Subject Test | 5 |
Total Number of Test |
37 |
A. Topic-wise Tests – Two Half Test in a subject
Each test carries 20 Marks and consists of 13 Questions. The duration of the test will be 45 Minutes.
Type of question | Number of question |
1 Mark Question | 6 |
2 Marks Question | 7 |
Total Number of Questions | 13 |
Subject: 1. Engineering Mechanics
Subject | Test syllabus |
01. | Free-body diagrams and equilibrium; trusses and frames; virtual work; kinematics and dynamics of particles and of rigid bodies in plane motion; impulse and momentum (linear and angular) and energy formulations, collisions. |
Subject: 2. Mechanics of Materials
Test No. | Test syllabus |
02. | Stress and strain, elastic constants, Poisson’s ratio; Mohr’s circle for plane stress and plane strain; thin cylinders; shear force and bending moment diagrams; strain gauges and rosettes; testing of hardness and impact strength. |
03. | Bending and shear stresses; deflection of beams; torsion of circular shafts; Euler’s theory of columns; energy methods; thermal stresses; strain, testing of materials with universal testing machine. |
Subject: 3. Theory of Machines and Vibrations
Test No. | Test syllabus |
04. | Displacement, velocity and acceleration analysis of plane mechanisms; dynamic analysis of linkages, Free and forced vibration of single degree of freedom systems, effect of damping; vibration isolation; resonance; critical speeds of shafts. |
05. | cams; gears and gear trains; flywheels and governors; balancing of reciprocating and rotating masses; gyroscope. |
Subject: 4. Machine Design
Tetst No. | Test syllabus |
06. |
Design for static and dynamic loading; failure theories; fatigue strength and the S-N diagram; principles of the design of machine elements such as bolted, riveted and welded joints. |
07. | Shafts, gears, rolling and sliding contact bearings, brakes and clutches, springs. |
Subject: 5. Fluid Mechanics
Test No. | Test syllabus |
08. | Fluid properties; fluid statics, manometry, buoyancy, forces on submerged bodies, stability of floating bodies; control-volume analysis of mass, momentum and energy; fluid acceleration; differential equations of continuity and momentum; |
09. | Bernoulli’s equation; dimensional analysis; viscous flow of incompressible fluids, boundary layer, elementary turbulent flow, flow through pipes, head losses in pipes, bends and fittings. |
Subject: 6. Heat Transfer
Test No. | Test syllabus |
10. | Modes of heat transfer; one dimensional heat conduction, resistance concept and electrical analogy, heat transfer through fins; unsteady heat conduction, lumped parameter system, Heisler’s charts; thermal boundary layer, dimensionless parameters in free and forced convective heat transfer, heat transfer correlations for flow over flat plates and through pipes, effect of turbulence |
11. | Heat exchanger performance, LMTD and NTU methods; radiative heat transfer, Stefan- Boltzmann law, Wien’s displacement law, black and grey surfaces, view factors, radiation network analysis. |
Subject: 7. Thermodynamics
Test No. | Test syllabus |
12. | Thermodynamic systems and processes; zeroth and first laws of thermodynamics, calculation of work and heat in various processes. |
13. | Properties of pure substances, behaviour of ideal and real gases; second law of thermodynamics; thermodynamic property charts and tables, availability and irreversibility; thermodynamic relations. |
14. | Power Engineering: Air and gas compressors; vapour and gas power cycles, concepts of regeneration and reheat. I.C. Engines: Air-standard Otto, Diesel and dual cycles. Refrigeration and air-conditioning: Vapour and gas refrigeration and heat pump cycles; properties of moist air, psychrometric chart, basic psychrometric processes. Turbomachinery: Impulse and reaction principles, velocity diagrams, Pelton-wheel, Francis and Kaplan turbines. |
Subject: 8. Materials and Manufacturing
Test No. | Test syllabus |
15. |
Engineering Materials: Structure and properties of engineering materials, phase diagrams, heat treatment, stress-strain diagrams for engineering materials. Casting, Forming and Joining Processes: Different types of castings, design of patterns, moulds and cores; solidification and cooling; riser and gating design. Plastic deformation and yield criteria; fundamentals of hot and cold working processes; load estimation for bulk (forging, rolling, extrusion, drawing) and sheet (shearing, deep drawing, bending) metal forming processes; principles of powder metallurgy. Principles of welding, brazing, soldering and adhesive bonding. |
16. |
Machining and Machine Tool Operations: Mechanics of machining; basic machine tools; single and multi-point cutting tools, tool geometry and materials, tool life and wear; economics of machining; principles of non-traditional machining processes; principles of work holding, design of jigs and fixtures. Metrology and Inspection: Limits, fits and tolerances; linear and angular measurements; comparators; gauge design; interferometry; form and finish measurement; alignment and testing methods; tolerance analysis in manufacturing and assembly. |
Subject: 9. Industrial Engineering and Operations Research
Test No. | Test syllabus |
17. |
Computer Integrated Manufacturing: Basic concepts of CAD/CAM and their integration tools. Production Planning and Control: Forecasting models, aggregate production planning, scheduling, materials requirement planning. |
18. |
Inventory Control: Deterministic models; safety stock inventory control systems. Operations Research: Linear programming, simplex method, transportation, assignment, network flow models, simple queuing models, PERT and CPM. |
Subject: 10. Engineering Mathematics
Test No. | Test syllabus |
19. |
Linear Algebra: Matrix algebra, systems of linear equations, eigenvalues and eigenvectors. Calculus: Functions of single variable, limit, continuity and differentiability, mean value theorems, indeterminate forms; evaluation of definite and improper integrals; double and triple integrals; partial derivatives, total derivative, Taylor series (in one and two variables), maxima and minima, Fourier series; gradient, divergence and curl, vector identities, directional derivatives, line, surface and volume integrals, applications of Gauss, Stokes and Green’s theorems. Differential equations: First order equations (linear and nonlinear); higher order linear differential equations with constant coefficients; Euler-Cauchy equation; initial and boundary value problems; Laplace transforms; solutions of heat, wave and Laplace’s equations. |
20. |
Complex variables: Analytic functions; Cauchy-Riemann equations; Cauchy’s integral theorem and integral formula; Taylor and Laurent series. Probability and Statistics: Definitions of probability, sampling theorems, conditional probability; mean, median, mode and standard deviation; random variables, binomial, Poisson and normal distributions. Numerical Methods: Numerical solutions of linear and non-linear algebraic equations; integration by trapezoidal and Simpson’s rules; single and multi-step methods for differential equations. |
Subject: 11. General Aptitude
Test No. | Test syllabus |
21. | Verbal Ability: English grammar, sentence completion, verbal analogies, word groups, instructions, critical reasoning and verbal deduction. |
22. | Numerical Ability: Numerical computation, numerical estimation, numerical reasoning and data interpretation. |
B. Subject wise Test
Each test carries 50 Marks and consists of 30 Questions. The duration of the test will be 90 Minutes.
Type of question | Number of question |
1 Mark Question | 10 |
2 Marks Question | 20 |
Total Number of Questions | 30 |
Test No. | Test subject |
23. | Strength of Materials and Engg. Mechanics |
24. | Theory of machines and vibration |
25. | Machine Design |
26. | Fluid Mechanics |
27. | Heat Transfer |
28. | Thermodynamics |
29. | Materials and manufacturing |
30. | Industrial Engineering and operations Research |
31. | Engineering Mathematics |
32. | General Aptitude |
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h test carries 100 Marks and consists of 65 Questions. The duration of the test will be 180 Minutes.
Test No. | Test subject |
33. | GATE -1 |
34. | GATE -2 |
35. | GATE -3 |
36. | GATE -4 |
37. | GATE -5 |
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Civil Engineering (GATE-CE)
Test Name | Number of Test |
Topic-wise Test | 21 |
Subject-wise Test | 12 |
Full Subject Test | 5 |
Total Number of Test | 38 |
A. Topic-wise Tests – Two Half Test in a subject
Each test carries 20 Marks and consists of 13 Questions. The duration of the test will be 45 Minutes.
Type of question | Number of question |
1 Mark Question | 6 |
2 Marks Question | 7 |
Total Number of Questions | 13 |
Subject: 1. Structural Engineering
Test No. | Test syllabus |
01. |
Engineering Mechanics: System of forces, free-body diagrams, equilibrium equations; Internal forces in structures; Friction and its applications; Kinematics of point mass and rigid body; Centre of mass; Euler’s equations of motion; Impulse-momentum; Energy methods; Principles of virtual work. Construction Materials and Management: Construction Materials: Structural steel – composition, material properties and behaviour; Concrete – constituents, mix design, short-term and long-term properties; Bricks and mortar; Timber; Bitumen. Construction Management: Types of construction projects; Tendering and construction contracts; Rate analysis and standard specifications; Cost estimation; Project planning and network analysis – PERT and CPM. |
02 | Solid Mechanics: Bending moment and shear force in statically determinate beams; Simple stress and strain relationships; Theories of failures; Simple bending theory, flexural and shear stresses, shear centre; Uniform torsion, buckling of column, combined and direct bending stresses. |
03 | Structural Analysis: Statically determinate and indeterminate structures by force/ energy methods; Method of Superposition; Analysis of trusses, arches, beams, cables and frames; Displacement methods: Slope deflection and moment distribution methods; Influence lines; Stiffness and flexibility methods of structural analysis. |
04 | Concrete Structures: Working stress, Limit state and Ultimate load design concepts; Design of beams, slabs, columns; Bond and development length; Prestressed concrete; Analysis of beam sections at transfer and service loads. |
05 | Steel Structures: Working Stress and Limit state design concepts; Design of tension and compression members, beams and beam- columns, column bases; Connections – simple and eccentric, beam-column connections, plate girders and trusses; Plastic analysis of beams and frames. |
Subject: 2. Geotechnical Engineering
Test No. | Test syllabus |
6. | Soil Mechanics: Origin of soils, soil structure and fabric; Three-phase system and phase relationships, index properties; Unified and Indian standard soil classification system; Permeability – one dimensional flow, Darcy’s law; Seepage through soils – two-dimensional flow, flow nets, uplift pressure, piping; Principle of effective stress, capillarity, seepage force and quicksand condition; Compaction in laboratory and field conditions; One dimensional consolidation, time rate of consolidation; Mohr’s circle, stress paths, effective and total shear strength parameters, characteristics of clays and sand. |
7. | Foundation Engineering: Sub-surface investigations – scope, drilling bore holes, sampling, plate load test, standard penetration and cone penetration tests; Earth pressure theories – Rankine and Coulomb; Stability of slopes – finite and infinite slopes, method of slices and Bishop’s method; Stress distribution in soils – Boussinesq’s and Westergaard’s theories, pressure bulbs; Shallow foundations – Terzaghi’s and Meyerhoff’s bearing capacity theories, effect of water table; Combined footing and raft foundation; Contact pressure; Settlement analysis in sands and clays; Deep Foundations -types of piles, dynamic and static formulae, load capacity of piles in sands and clays, pile load test, negative skin friction. |
Subject: 3. Water Resources Engineering
Test No. | Test syllabus |
8. | Fluid Mechanics: Properties of fluids, fluid statics; Continuity, momentum, energy and corresponding equations; Potential flow, applications of momentum and energy equations; Laminar and turbulent flow; Flow in pipes, pipe networks; Concept of boundary layer and its growth. |
9. | Hydraulics: Forces on immersed bodies; Flow measurement in channels and pipes; Dimensional analysis and hydraulic similitude; Kinematics of flow, velocity triangles; Basics of hydraulic machines, specific speed of pumps and turbines; Channel Hydraulics – Energy-depth relationships, specific energy, critical flow, slope profile, hydraulic jump, uniform flow and gradually varied flow |
10. | Hydrology: Hydrologic cycle, precipitation, evaporation, evapo-transpiration, watershed, infiltration, unit hydrographs, hydrograph analysis, flood estimation and routing, reservoir capacity, reservoir and channel routing, surface run-off models, ground water hydrology – steady state well hydraulics and aquifers; Application of Darcy’s law. |
11. | Irrigation: Duty, delta, estimation of evapo-transpiration; Crop water requirements; Design of lined and unlined canals, head works, gravity dams and spillways; Design of weirs on permeable foundation; Types of irrigation systems, irrigation methods; Water logging and drainage; Canal regulatory works, cross-drainage structures, outlets and escapes. |
Subject: 4. Environmental Engineering
Test No. | Test syllabus |
12. | Water and Waste Water: Quality standards, basic unit processes and operations for water treatment. Drinking water standards, water requirements, basic unit operations and unit processes for surface water treatment, distribution of water. Sewage and sewerage treatment, quantity and characteristics of wastewater. Primary, secondary and tertiary treatment of wastewater, effluent discharge standards. Domestic wastewater treatment, quantity of characteristics of domestic wastewater, primary and secondary treatment. Unit operations and unit processes of domestic wastewater, sludge disposal. |
13. |
Air Pollution: Types of pollutants, their sources and impacts, air pollution meteorology, air pollution control, air quality standards and limits. Municipal Solid Wastes: Characteristics, generation, collection and transportation of solid wastes, engineered systems for solid waste management (reuse/ recycle, energy recovery, treatment and disposal). Noise Pollution: Impacts of noise, permissible limits of noise pollution, measurement of noise and control of noise pollution. |
Subject: 5. Transportation Engineering
Test No. | Test syllabus |
14. |
Transportation Infrastructure: Highway alignment and engineering surveys; Geometric design of highways – cross-sectional elements, sight distances, horizontal and vertical alignments; Geometric design of railway track; Airport runway length, taxiway and exit taxiway design. Traffic Engineering: Traffic studies on flow, speed, travel time – delay and O-D study, PCU, peak hour factor, parking study, accident study and analysis, statistical analysis of traffic data; Microscopic and macroscopic parameters of traffic flow, fundamental relationships; Control devices, signal design by Webster’s method; Types of intersections and channelization; Highway capacity and level of service of rural highways and urban roads. |
15. | Highway Pavements: Highway Materials – desirable properties and quality control tests; Design of bituminous paving mixes; Design factors for flexible and rigid pavements; Design of flexible pavement using IRC: 37-2012; Design of rigid pavements using IRC: 58-2011; Distresses in concrete pavements. |
Subject: 6. Geomatics Engineering
Test No. | Test syllabus |
16. | Principles of surveying; Errors and their adjustment; Maps – scale, coordinate system; Distance and angle measurement – Levelling and trigonometric levelling; Traversing and triangulation survey; Total station; Horizontal and vertical curves. |
17. | Photogrammetry – scale, flying height; Remote sensing – basics, platform and sensors, visual image interpretation; Basics of Geographical information system (GIS) and Geographical Positioning system (GPS). |
Subject: 7. Engineering Mathematics
Test No. | Test syllabus |
18. |
Linear Algebra: Matrix algebra; Systems of linear equations; Eigen values and Eigen vectors. Calculus: Functions of single variable; Limit, continuity and differentiability; Mean value theorems, local maxima and minima, Taylor and Maclaurin series; Evaluation of definite and indefinite integrals, application of definite integral to obtain area and volume; Partial derivatives; Total derivative; Gradient, Divergence and Curl, Vector identities, Directional derivatives, Line, Surface and Volume integrals, Stokes, Gauss and Green’s theorems. Ordinary Differential Equation (ODE): First order (linear and non-linear) equations; higher order linear equations with constant coefficients; Euler-Cauchy equations; Laplace transform and its application in solving linear ODEs; initial and boundary value problems. |
19. |
Partial Differential Equation (PDE): Fourier series; separation of variables; solutions of one-dimensional diffusion equation; first and second order one-dimensional wave equation and two-dimensional Laplace equation. Probability and Statistics: Definitions of probability and sampling theorems; Conditional probability; Discrete Random variables: Poisson and Binomial distributions; Continuous random variables: normal and exponential distributions; Descriptive statistics – Mean, median, mode and standard deviation; Hypothesis testing. Numerical Methods: Accuracy and precision; error analysis. Numerical solutions of linear and non-linear algebraic equations; Least square approximation, Newton’s and Lagrange polynomials, numerical differentiation, Integration by trapezoidal and Simpson’s rule, single and multi-step methods for first order differential equations |
Subject : 8. General Aptitude
Test No. | Test syllabus |
20. | Verbal Ability: English grammar, sentence completion, verbal analogies, word groups, instructions, critical reasoning and verbal deduction. |
21. | Numerical Ability: Numerical computation, numerical estimation, numerical reasoning and data interpretation. |
B. Subject wise Test
Each test carries 50 Marks and consists of 30 Questions. The duration of the test will be 90 Minutes.
Type of question | Number of question |
1 Mark Question | 10 |
2 Marks Question | 20 |
Total Number of Questions | 30 |
Test No. | Test subject |
22. | Structural Engineering part 1: Engineering Mechanics, Solid Mechanics, Construction Materials and Management |
23. | Structural Analysis |
24. | Concrete Structures |
25. | Steel Structures |
26. | Geotechnical Engineering |
27. | Fluid Mechanics |
28. | Hydrology and Irrigation |
29. | Environmental Engineering |
30. | Transportation Engineering |
31. | Geomatics Engineering |
32. | Engineering Mathematics |
33. | General Aptitude |
C. Full Test – GATE Grand Test
Each test carries 100 Marks and consists of 65 Questions. The duration of the test will be 180 Minutes.
Test No. | Test subject |
34. | GATE -1 |
35. | GATE -2 |
36. | GATE -3 |
37. | GATE -4 |
38. | GATE -5 |
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Computer Science and Information Technology (GATE-CS)
Test Name | Number of Test |
Topic-wise Test | 22 |
Subject-wise Test | 11 |
Full Subject Test | 5 |
Total Number of Test | 38 |
A. Topic-wise Tests – Two Half Test in a subject
Each test carries 20 Marks and consists of 13 Questions. The duration of the test will be 45 Minutes.
Type of question | Number of question |
1 Mark Question | 6 |
2 Marks Question | 7 |
Total Number of Questions | 13 |
Subject: 1. Digital logic
Test No. | Test syllabus |
01. | Boolean algebra, Number representations and computer arithmetic (fixed and floating point). |
02 | Combinational and sequential circuits, Minimization. |
Subject: 2. Computer Organization and Architecture
Test No. | Test syllabus |
03. | Machine instructions and addressing modes. ALU, data‐path and control unit. Instruction pipelining. |
04. | Memory hierarchy: cache, main memory and secondary storage; I/O interface (Interrupt and DMA mode). |
Subject: 3. Programming and Data Structures
Subject | Test syllabus |
05. | Programming in C, Recursion, Arrays, stacks, queues. |
06. | Linked lists, trees, binary search trees, binary heaps, graphs. |
Subject: 4. Algorithms
Subject | Test syllabus |
07. | Searching, sorting, hashing. Asymptotic worst case time and space complexity. Graph search, minimum spanning trees, shortest paths. |
08. | Algorithm design techniques: greedy, dynamic programming and divide‐and‐conquer. |
Subject: 5. Theory of Computation
Test No. | Test syllabus |
09. | Regular expressions and finite automata. Context-free grammars and push-down automata. |
10. | Regular and contex-free languages, pumping lemma. Turing machines and undecidability. |
Subject: 6. Compiler Design
Test No. | Test syllabus |
11. | Lexical analysis, parsing |
12. | Syntax-directed translation. Runtime environments. Intermediate code generation. |
Subject: 7. Operating System
Test No. | Test syllabus |
13. | Processes, threads, inter‐process communication, concurrency and synchronization. |
14. | Deadlock. CPU scheduling. Memory management and virtual memory. File systems. |
Subject: 8. Databases
Test No. | Test syllabus |
15. | ER‐model. Relational model: relational algebra, tuple calculus, SQL. Integrity constraints, normal forms. |
16. | File organization, indexing (e.g., B and B+ trees). Transactions and concurrency control. |
Subject: 9. Computer Networks
Test No. | Test syllabus |
17. | Concept of layering. LAN technologies (Ethernet). Flow and error control techniques, switching. IPv4/IPv6, routers and routing algorithms (distance vector, link state). TCP/UDP and sockets, congestion control. |
18. | Application layer protocols (DNS, SMTP, POP, FTP, HTTP). Basics of Wi-Fi. Network security: authentication, basics of public key and private key cryptography, digital signatures and certificates, firewalls. |
Subject: 10. Engineering Mathematics
Test No. | Test syllabus |
19. |
Discrete Mathematics: Propositional and first order logic. Sets, relations, functions, partial orders and lattices. Groups. Graphs: connectivity, matching, coloring. Combinatorics: counting, recurrence relations, generating functions. Linear Algebra: Matrices, determinants, system of linear equations, eigenvalues and eigenvectors, LU decomposition. |
20. |
Calculus: Limits, continuity and differentiability. Maxima and minima. Mean value theorem. Integration. Probability: Random variables. Uniform, normal, exponential, poisson and binomial distributions. Mean, median, mode and standard deviation. Conditional probability and Bayes theorem. |
Subject : 11. General Aptitude
Test No. | Test syllabus |
21. | Verbal Ability: English grammar, sentence completion, verbal analogies, word groups, instructions, critical reasoning and verbal deduction. |
22. | Numerical Ability: Numerical computation, numerical estimation, numerical reasoning and data interpretation. |
B. Subjectwise Test
Each test carries 50 Marks and consists of 30 Questions. The duration of the test will be 90 Minutes.
Type of question | Number of question |
1 Mark Question | 10 |
2 Marks Question | 20 |
Total Number of Questions | 30 |
Test No. | Test subject |
23. | Digital Logic |
24. | Computer Organization and Architecture |
25. | Programming and Data Structures |
26. | Algorithms |
27. | Theory of computation |
28. | Compiler Design |
29. | Operating Systems |
30. | Databases |
31. | Computer Networks |
32. | Engineering Mathematics |
33. | General Aptitude |
C. Full Test – GATE Grand Test
Each test carries 100 Marks and consists of 65 Questions. The duration of the test will be 180 Minutes.
Test No. | Test subject |
34. | GATE -1 |
35. | GATE -2 |
36. | GATE -3 |
37. | GATE -4 |
38. | GATE -5 |