GATE Syllabus 2019
Samiksha Jain, 17 Nov 2018, #GATE

GATE Syllabus 2019 - IIT Madras has prescribed the GATE 2019 syllabus for all the 24 papers including the new paper "Statistics". The syllabus of GATE 2019 is based on the disciplines studied in the qualifying examination. The GATE syllabus 2019 is mostly similar to last year one. The syllabus of GATE 2019 carries the topics and subjects that candidates need to study to qualify the national level PG engineering entrance exam. It is a must for the candidate to be aware of GATE 2019 syllabus, before proceeding towards preparation. GATE 2019 will be held on February 2, 3, 9 and 10 in online mode. GATE aspirants can check the syllabus of all the 24 disciplines from this article and accordingly prioritize their study plan. It is expected that candidates appear in a GATE paper appropriate to the discipline of their qualifying degree. However, candidates are free to choose any one of the GATE papers as per preference, while they must check the eligibility criteria of the M.Tech programme where they avail admissions for the same. To check the detailed GATE syllabus 2019, read full article.

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GATE 2019 Syllabus – Paper wise 

Candidates appearing for GATE 2019 must be aware of the syllabus prescribed by the authorities.  Mentioned below table gives links of the syllabus for all 24 papers. Make sure that you go through the GATE syllabus 2019 to know the topics and subtopics that need to be covered in each paper, especially in XE and XL.

The syllabus for General Aptitude (common section for all the papers) and Engineering Mathematics (mandatory section for all papers except GG & XL) is given along with the GATE 2018 syllabus of each respective paper. 

GATE Syllabus for 24 Papers

S.No.

Papers

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General Aptitude (GA) - Compulsory paper (Common Section in all Paper)

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1.

Aerospace Engineering (AE)

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2.

Agricultural Engineering (AG)

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3.

Architecture and Planning (AR)

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4.

Biotechnology (BT)

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5.

Civil Engineering (CE)

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6.

Chemical Engineering (CH)

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7.

Computer Science (CS) and Information Technology (IT)

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8.

Chemistry (CY)

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9.

Electronics and Communication Engineering (EC)

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10.

Electrical Engineering (EE)

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11.

Ecology and Evolution (EY)

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12.

Geology and Geophysics (GG)

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13.

Instrumentation Engineering (IN)

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14

Mathematics (MA)

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15

Mechanical Engineering (ME)

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16

Mining Engineering (MN)

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17

Metallurgical Engineering (MT)

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18

Petroleum Engineering (PE)

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19

Physics (PH)

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20

Production and Industrial Engineering (PI)

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21

Textile Engineering and Fibre Science (TF)

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22

Statistics

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23

Engineering Sciences Syllabus (XE) - Any 2 optional setions

Engineering Mathematics (XE A) – Compulsory section

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Fluid Mechanics (XE B)

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Material Science (XE C)

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Solid Mechanics (XE D)

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Thermodynamics (XE E)

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Polymer Science & Engineering (XE F)

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Food Technology (XE G)

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Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences (XE H)

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24

Life Sciences (XL) - Any 2 optional sections

 

Chemistry (XL P) - Compulsory section

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Biochemistry (XL Q)

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Botany (XL R)

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Microbiology (XL S)

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Zoology (XL T)

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Food Technology (XL U)

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Note: The GATE syllabus 2019 for Aerospace Engineering will be divided into 2 categories – Core Topics & Special Topics. The corresponding sections of the question paper will contain 90% of the questions on Core Topics and the remaining 10% questions on Special Topics. 

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GATE Syllabus - Computer Engineering Topics and Books


Weightage for Topics in GATE 2019 Computer Science Engineering

Topic

Expected Weightage in Marks

Topic

Expected Weightage in Marks

Theory of Computation

7.5

Operating System

9

Digital Logic

5.25

Database

7.5

Computer Organization & Architecture

9

Computer Networks

7.5

Programming & Data Structures

10.5

Soft. Engg/ Web Technology

1.5

Algorithms

8

Engineering Maths

14.75

Compiler Design

2.75

General Aptitude

15

 

Recommended Books for GATE 2019 Computer Science Engineering

GATE Topic

Books and Author 

Engineering Mathematics

Advanced Engineering Mathematics by Erwin Kreyszig

Discrete Mathematics and Its Applications by Kenneth Rosen

Digital Logic

Digital Electronics by S. Salivahanan & S. Arivazhagan

Digital Design by Morris Mano

Computer Organization & Architecture

Computer Architecture – A Quantitative Approach by Hennessy and Patterson

Computer Organization and Embedded systems by Carl Hamacher

Programming & Data Structures

Classic Data Structures by Debasis Samanta

The C Programming language by Dennis Richie

Algorithms

Introduction to Algorithms by Cormen

Data Structures & Algorithms by R.S. Salaria

Theory of Computation

An Introduction to Formal Languages and Automata by Peter Linz

Compiler Design

Compiler Design in C by Allen I Holub

Compilers: Principles, Techniques and Tools by Aho & Ullman

Operating System

Operating Systems by Stallings

Operating System Concepts by Galvin

Databases

Database System Concepts by Henry. F. Korth

Normalization and indexing by Shamkant B. Navathe

Computer Networks

Computer Networks by Peterson & Davie

Data Communications and Networking by Kurose & Ross and Behrouz A. Forouzan

 

To read in detail on how to prepare for GATE Computer Science Engineering read here

 

GATE Syllabus - Mechanical Engineering Topics and Books


Weightage for Topics in GATE 2019 Mechanical Engineering

Topic

Expected Weightage in Marks

Topic

Expected Weightage in Marks

Engineering Mechanics

2.5

Thermodynamics

12.75

Strength of materials

7.75

Refrigeration & Air Conditioning

1.25

Theory of Mechanics

9

Manufacturing Engineering

14.25

Machine Design

3.75

Industrial Engineering

8

Fluid Mechanics

7.5

Engineering Maths

12.25

Heat Transfer

6

General Aptitude

15

 

Recommended Books for GATE 2019 Mechanical Engineering

Topics

Books

Design of Machine Elements

Machine design - V.B. Bhandari

Engineering Mechanics

Engineering Mechanics by Bhavikatti

Engineering Mechanics by R K Rajput

Engineering Mechanics by Beer and Johnston

Fluid Mechanics

Fluid Mechanics by R K Bansal

Fluid & Hydraulics- Modi and Seth

Heat Transfer

Heat Transfer by Cengel and Holman

Heat and Mass Transfer by J P Hollman and R C Sachdeva

Industrial Engineering

Industrial Engineering by O P Khanna, Buffa and Sarin

Manufacturing Engineering

Production Technology: Manufacturing Processes, Technology and Automation by R.K. Jain

Strength of Materials

Strength of Materials - Gere & Timoshenko

Strength of Materials

Strength of Materials by Gere and Timoshenko, B C Unamia, Sadhu Singh, Ramamrutham

Thermal Science

Engineering Thermodynamics by P.K. Nag

Thermodynamics

Engineering Thermodynamics by P K Nag and Rajput

Thermodynamics by Cengel.

Theory of Machines

Theory of Machines by Ratan

Vibrations

Mechanical Vibration by Grover

 

To read in detail on how to prepare for GATE Mechanical Engineering read here

 

GATE Syllabus - Electronics & Communication Engineering Topics and Books


Weightage for Topics in GATE 2019 Electronics & Communication Engineering

Topic

Expected Weightage in Marks

Topic

Expected Weightage in Marks

Network Theory

11.25

Communication Systems

10.75

Electronics Devices & Circuits

7.25

EMT

9.5

Analog Circuits

11.75

Micro Processors

1.5

Digital Circuits

6

Engineering Maths

10.5

Signal & Systems

9

General Aptitude

15

Control Systems

9

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-

 

Recommended Books for GATE 2019 Electronics & Communication Engineering

Reference Books

Authors

General Aptitude

Quantitative Aptitude by CAT by Arun Sharma,

Quantitative Aptitude by R.S Agarwal

Control System

Control Systems by Nagarath and Gopal

Control Systems Engineering by Norma Nise


Network

Network Theory by Alexander Sadiku

Network Analysis by Van Valkenburg

Circuit Theory by A.Chakraborty


Electronic Devices

Electronic Devices and Circuits by Millman & Halkias,

Semiconductor Physics And Devices by Donald A. Neamen,

Solid state electronic devices by Ben G. Streetman and Sanjay Banerjee

Signal Systems

Digital Signal Processing by S.K Mitra,

Modern digital and analog Communications system by BP Lathi,

Signals & Systems By Alan V. Oppenheim

Analog Circuits

Analog Electronics, Electronics devices and circuits – Donald A Neaman,

Microelectronics Circuits by Sedra & Smith,

Electronic Devices and Circuit Theory by Robert L Boylestad & Nashelsky,

Pulse and Digital Electronics by Millman and Taub

Digital System

Digital Logic and Computer Design by M.Morris Mano,

Digital circuits and design by Salivahanan

Fundamentals of digital systems by Anandkumar,

Digital Electronic Principles and applications by Ronald J. Toccii, Pearson Publications

Electromagnetics

Elements of Electromagnetics by Matthew N.O. Sadiku

Network lines and fields by J.D ryder (Transmission lines part)

Electromagnetic waves and Radiating Systems by Jordon and ballmain

Antenna Theory by Balanis

Communication System

Analog and Digital Communication System by Simon Haykin,

Principle of Communication System by Taub & Schillings,

Modern digital and Analog Communications system by BP Lathi,

Electronic Communication Systems by Kennedy and Davis (just the Noise chapter)

Maths

Advanced Engineering Mathematics by R. K. Jain, S. R. K. Iyengar

Higher Engineering mathematics by Dr. B.S Grewal

 

To read in detail on how to prepare for GATE Electronics & Communication Engineering read here

 

GATE Syllabus - Electrical Engineering Topics and Books


Weightage for Topics in GATE 2019 Electrical Engineering

Topic

Expected Weightage in Marks

Topic

Expected Weightage in Marks

Network Theory

11.75

Analog & Digital Electronics

11.25

Signal & System

8.5

EMT

2.75

Electrical machines

8.25

Power Electronics

7.5

Power Systems

9.75

Engineering Maths

11.75

Control Systems

9

General Aptitude

15

Electrical & Electronics Measurements

4.5

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Recommended Books for GATE 2019 Electrical Engineering

Topics

Books

Engineering Mathematics

Advanced Engineering Mathematics by E.Kreyszig

Networks

Engineering Circuit Analysis by Hayt & Kemmerly

Signal and systems

Signals and Systems by Oppenheim & Wilsky

Signals and Systems by Nagoor Kani

Electrical Machine

Electrical Machinery by P.S.Bimbhra

Power system

Power Systems Engineering by Nagrath & Kothari

Power Systems by JB Guptha & CL Wadhwa

Power Electronics

For Beginners- Power Electronics by MH Rashid

Power Electronics by P.S.Bimbhra

Control system

Control Systems Engineering by Nagrath & Gopal

Measurement

Electrical and Electronic Measurement & Instrumentation by AK Sawhney

Analog

Electronic Devices and Circuit Theory by Boylestad

Digital Circuits

Digital Design by M.Morris Mano

Electro Magnetics

Elements of Electromagnetics by Mathew N. O. Sadiku

Engineering Electromagnetics by William .H.Hayt

Circuit analysis

Transient Analysis Of Electric Power Circuits by Arieh L Shenkmann and also Chakrabarthi

 

To read in detail on how to prepare for GATE Electrical Engineering read here

 

GATE Syllabus - Civil Engineering Topics and Books


Weightage for Topics in GATE 2019 Civil Engineering

Topic

Weightage

Topic

Weightage

SOM

7.75

Design of Steel Structures

4.25

Structural Analysis

3.5

Highway & Surveying

12

Geo-Technical

15.25

Environment Engg

9

FM and Hydraulic machine

6.75

Engineering Mathematics

12.25

Irrigation & Hydrology

7.75

General Aptitude

15

RCC and Pre stressed concrete

6.5

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-

 

Recommended Books for GATE 2019 Civil Engineering

Topics

Authors

Theory of Structure

CK Wang, S. Rammamrutham, L.S. Negi & Jangit

Theory of Elasticity

Timoshenko & Gere

Theory of Structure

Wilbur & Norris

Strength of Materials/Mechanics of Structure

Gare & Timoshenko,

E. Popove, L. Singer,

B.C. Punamia, Rammamrutham

Soil Mechanics

Gopal Ranjan & Rao,Venkat Ramaiha,S. K. Garg,

B.C. Punamia, V N S Murthy

Steel Design

Kazimi Zindal to improve concepts; for numerals L.S. Negi and for other topics – S.K. Duggal

Reinforced Concrete Structures Design (RCC)

Krishna Raju, PC Verghese, Pillai & Menon

Railway Engineering

Subhash And Satyapal

Pre-stressed Concrete

Krishna Raju

Reinforced Concrete

Ashok K Jain

Water Resources

S K Garg

Transportation

Justo Khanna

Geo-tech Engineering

Gopal Ranjan and Rao, R.F. Craig

Highway Engineering

 Khanna

CPM-PERT/ Construction Tech

BC Punmia, Peurifoy

Fluid Mechanics & Machines

RK Bansal, Modi & Seth

Environmental Engg

SK Garg (1&2), Peavy-Rowe

Highway/ Pavement & Traffic

Khanna & Justo, Kadiyali

Railway & Airport

Saxena & Arora

Surveying

KR Arora; BC Punmia

Build materials

ML Gambhir; BC Punmia; MS Shetty

Irrigation

SK Garg

Engineering Maths

BS Garewal; Kreyzig

 

To read in detail on how to prepare for GATE Civil Engineering read here

 

GATE Syllabus - Instrumentation Engineering Topics and Books


Weightage for Topics in GATE 2019 Instrumentation Engineering

Topic

Expected weightage

Topic

Expected weightage

Analog circuits

11.75

Circuits & Networks

10.25

Analytical Biomedical & Optical Instrumentation

4.25

Process Controls

1.5

Communications

1.5

Signals and Systems

7.75

Control System

10.75

Transducers

12.25

Digital Circuits

7

Engg Maths

11.75

Measurements

6.25

General Aptitude

15

 

Recommended Books for GATE 2019 Instrumentation Engineering

Topics

Recommended Books and Author

Mathematics

Advanced Engineering Mathematics by Erwin Kreyszig

Network Theory

Engineering Circuit Analysis by Steven M. Durbin, Jack E. Kemmerly , William H. Hayt

Analog Electronics

Fundamentals of Microelectronics by Behzad Razavi

GATE - Electronics & Communication by R K Kanodia

Signals and Systems

Signals And Systems (Schaum’s Outline Series) by H P HSU Signals & Systems by Alan V. Oppenheim

Communication Systems

Modern Digital and Analog Communication System by B P Lathi

Electrical and Electronic Measurements

A Course In Electrical And Electronic Measurements And Instrumentation by A K Sawhney

Control System

Automatic Control Systems by B C Kuo

Process Control

Process Control: Modeling, Design, And Simulation by B. Wayne Bequette

Transducers

Introduction to Measurements and Instrumentation by Arun K Ghosh

 

To read in detail on how to prepare for GATE Instrumentation Engineering read here

GATE Exam Pattern 2019Along with GATE syllabus, candidates must be also aware of exam pattern. Knowing the exam pattern of GATE 2019 will help candidates to know the marking scheme, topic-wise question weightage etc. IIT Madras will conduct GATE 2019 in online mode for 23 papers. The entrance exam will carry 65 questions, total of 100 marks. Out of these 100 questions, 10 will carry a total of 15 marks asked from General Aptitude (GA). Candidates will be given 3 hours to complete the examination.

GATE 2019 question paper will consist of 2 types of questions- Multiple choice questions (MCQs) and Numerical Answer Type (NAT). MCQ type of questions will carry negative marking, 1/3rd marks will be deducted for a 1 mark question while 2/3rd marks for a 2 mark question. However, NAT carry no negative marking.

 Mentioned below is the exam pattern of various paper codes

Paper Code

Exam Pattern

CE, CS, EC, EE, IN, ME, AE, AG, BT, CH, MN, MT, TF, XE, PE, ST and PI

  • General Aptitude (GA) – 15%

  • Engineering Mathematics – 15%

  • Subject of the Paper –  70%

AR, CY, EY, XL, GG, MA and PH

  • General Aptitude (GA) – 15%

  • Subject of the Paper – 85%

GATE Marking Scheme

Paper Code

GA Marks

Subject Marks

Total Marks

Negative Marking

CE, CH,

CS, CY, EC,

EE, AE, AR, AG,

BT, EY, GG,

IN, MA, ME, PH, PI, TF,

MN, MT, PE, ST

15

85

100

  • 1/3 Mark will be deducted for 1 mark question

  • 2/3 Mark will be deducted for 2 mark question

XE (Section A +

any two sections)

15

15+2*35

100

XL (Section P +

any two sections)

15

25+2*30

100

FAQs on GATE Syllabus 2019 

Q. Is there any change in the GATE 2019 syllabus for any of the papers?

Ans: GATE syllabus has been released. There seems to be no major changes in the syllabus. 

Q. Is there any new GATE paper?

Ans: Yes, Statistics is now a new paper that has been incorporated from GATE 2019 with a paper code of ST. 

GATE Statistics

Year

Appeared

Registered

Appeared (%)

Qualified (%)

Qualified

2016

818850

971831

84.26

16.53

135392

2015

804463

927580

86.73

15.05

121060

2014

889157

1033625

86.02

16.84

149694

2013

984855

1200728

82.02

13.88

136699

2012

686614

777134

88.35

15.81

108526

2011

558480

612568

91.17

17.23

96239

2010

420596

460541

91.33

14.23

59853

2009

212130

230341

92.09

16.63

35273

2008

166027

184672

89.9

19.09

31694

2007

153822

168917

91.06

28.86

44387

2006

170252

184308

92.37

19.86

33813

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