GATE Syllabus 2018 - IIT Guwahati has released the GATE 2018 syllabus on July 5, 2017. The national level PG engineering entrance exam will be conducted on February 3 & 4 and February 10 & 11, 2018 for 23 papers. Candidates must check the GATE syllabus 2018 for the paper that they will be appearing for. Candidates who are appearing for a GATE paper other than the one in their qualifying exam can do so. However they must check the eligibility criteria of the M.Tech programme when they avail admissions. The syllabus of GATE 2018 specifies all the topics candidates need to study to qualify in the entrance exam. Candidates can download the official GATE 2018 syllabus for all the 23 papers on this page. 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 syllabus of each respective paper. Candidates can use the given links to download the GATE syllabus 2018 for their respective disciplines and use the same to prioritize as well as schedule their preparation.
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GATE Syllabus 2018 - Paperwise
The syllabus for each of the 23 GATE papers can be downloaded by clicking on the given link below in the table. Make sure that you go through the syllabus of GATE 2018 to know the topics and subtopics that need to be covered in each paper, especially in XE and XL.
GATE 2018 Syllabus - Paperwise
General Aptitude - Mandatory section (Common Section in all Paper)
Ecology and Evolution
Geology and Geophysics
Engineering Sciences Syllabus (XE)
Engineering Mathematics – Mandatory Section
Polymer Science & Engineering
Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences
Life Sciences (XL)
Chemistry Mandatory Section
Note: The GATE 2018 syllabus for Aerospace Engineering has been 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 Exam Pattern 2018
While checking the syllabus of GATE 2018, it is advisable for candidates to understand the GATE 2018 exam pattern to know how the paper will be set and the marking scheme. IIT Guwahati will hold GATE 2018 in the online mode in English. The total questions asked in all the GATE papers will be 65 carrying a total of 100 marks, out of which 10 questions carrying a total of 15 marks will be asked from General Aptitude (GA). The duration of the GATE paper is 3 hours.
Paper codes CE, CS, EC, EE, IN, ME, AE, AG, BT, CH, MN, MT, TF, XE PE and PI will have the following pattern:
General Aptitude (GA) – 15%
Engineering Mathematics – 15%
Subject of the Paper – 70%
Paper codes AR, CY, EY, XL, GG, MA and PH will have the following pattern:
General Aptitude (GA) – 15%
Subject of the Paper – 85%
There are 2 types of questions that are asked in GATE - Multiple choice questions (MCQs) and numerical answer type (NAT) questions. Candidates must understand that there is negative marking for the MCQs while the NAT questions don't have any negative marking. Negative marking in the question paper will be 1/3rd marks for a 1 mark question while it will be 2/3rd marks for a 2 mark question.
CS, CY, EC,
EE, AE, AR, AG,
BT, EY, GG,
IN, MA, ME, PH, PI, TF,
MN, MT, PE
XE (Section A +
any two sections)
XL (Section P +
any two sections)
FAQs about GATE Syllabus:
Q. Is there any change in the GATE syllabus 2018 for any of the papers?
Ans: No. there are no changes.
Q. Is there any new topic added in the GATE paper?
Ans: No. There is no new topic added in any paper. Candidates must check the syllabus carefully before preparation as the standard books will be based on the previous GATE syllabus.
Best Books for GATE Preparation
Computer Science Engineering and Information Technology
Electronics & Communication
Some common books for Engineering Mathematics are:
Engineering Mathematics by B.S.Grewal
Engineering Mathematics - Erwin Kreyszig
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