GATE Syllabus 2020 - IIT Delhi has released the syllabus of GATE 2020 exam on the official website. The syllabus for all 25 papers including the newly added paper of Biomedical Engineering is available in GATE portal. The authorities made a new addition to GATE 2020 in the form of Biomedical Engineering apart from the 24 existing papers . GATE 2020 syllabus helped candidates to know the important topics and subjects. Aspirants could make use of the syllabus of GATE 2020 to prepare for the national level entrance test. Candidates were required to be aware of the topics and subjects of the entrance tests before starting preparation for GATE. Candidates could check the complete syllabus of all 25 papers in this article and start their preparations for GATE accordingly. Candidates can check paper wise syllabus in detail on this page for reference.
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GATE Syllabus 2020

GATE Syllabus 2020 (Branch wise)

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

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Aerospace Engineering (AE)

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Agricultural Engineering (AG)

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3

Architecture and Planning (AR)

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Biotechnology (BT)

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Civil Engineering (CE)

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Chemical Engineering (CH)

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Computer Science (CS) and Information Technology (IT)

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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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Instrumentation Engineering (IN)

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Mathematics (MA)

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15

Mechanical Engineering (ME)

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Mining Engineering (MN)

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Metallurgical Engineering (MT)

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Petroleum Engineering (PE)

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Physics (PH)

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Production and Industrial Engineering (PI)

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21

Textile Engineering and Fibre Science (TF)

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Statistics

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Engineering Sciences Syllabus (XE) - Any 2 optional sections

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Thermodynamics (XE E)

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Polymer Science & Engineering (XE F)

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Life Sciences (XL) - Any 2 optional sections


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GATE 2020 Syllabus Topic Wise Weightage for 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

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GATE Syllabus 2020 - Recommended books for 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

GATE Syllabus 2020 - Topic Wise Weightage for 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

GATE 2020 Syllabus - Books Recommended for 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

GATE 2020 Syllabus - Topic wise Weightage for 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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GATE Syllabus 2020 - Books Recommended for 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 Gupta & 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

GATE 2020 Syllabus - Topic Wise Weightage for 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

GATE Syllabus 2020 - Books Recommended for 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

GATE Syllabus 2020 - Topic wise Weightage for 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 Prestressed concrete

6.5

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GATE 2020 Syllabus - Books Recommended for 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

GATE 2020 Syllabus - Topic Wise Weightage for Electronics and 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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GATE Syllabus 2020 - Books Recommended for Electronics and 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

GATE 2020 Exam Pattern

Apart from getting acquainted with GATE 2020 syllabus candidates were also required to go through the detailed exam pattern of the entrance test. With the help of GATE 2020 exam pattern, candidates were able to strategize their preparations for the entrance examination. IIT Delhi has conducted GATE 2020 and the institute also released the detailed exam pattern of the test. GATE 2020 exam pattern consists of important details like total number of marks, number of questions, duration of the exam, negative marking, topic wise weightage etc. The entrance test comprised of two question types - Multiple Choice Questions and Numerical Questions. Given below is the exam pattern of GATE 2020 based on last year’s exam.

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Paper Code

Exam Pattern

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

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 2020 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

GATE Previous Year's Statistics:

The GATE statistics for previous years is given below:

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Appeared

Registered

Appeared (%)

Qualified (%)

Qualified

2018

9,34,4617,81,85483.66%16.91%1,32,245

2017

9,22,1677,87,14885.35%

16.40%

1,29,149

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

Frequently Asked Question (FAQs) - GATE Syllabus 2020

Question: Is there any change in GATE 2020 Syllabus?

Answer:

As of now, there seems to be no major changes in the syllabus prescribed by the authorities. Candidates however are advised to use the GATE syllabus precribed by IIT Delhi just to be on the same page during preparation.

Question: Have authorities added any new subject in GATE this year?

Answer:

Authorities have added Biomedical engineering as a new subject this year.

Question: For how many papers can one student apply in GATE 2020?

Answer:

A candidate can apply for only one paper. Choosing the correct paper according to the educational qualifications is the responsibility of the candidate.

Question: Is there any means to know the weightage of topics as per the syllabus of GATE 2020?

Answer:

No. As per the syllabus, all topics have the same weightage. However, the past year question papers may give an insight into the weightage of topics to be studied.

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MY GATE 2020 BIOTECH SCORE 670 & RANK 120.WHICH IIT CAN I GET FOR BIOTECH.

Manisha Gupta Expert 1st Apr, 2020

Hello Aspirant,

Based on previous year NSR Mop up round, You can have the chance to get Indian Institute of Technology Guwahati, Indian Institute of Technology Mandi, Maulana Azad National Institute of Technology Bhopal, Motilal Nehru National Institute of Technology Allahabad Prayagraj- M.tech Biotechnology.

You can check your other admission chances with GATE College predictor tool.

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my gate score is 491 and my branch is mechanical.is there is any chance to get IIT or NIT ?

lubhan cherwoo 1st Apr, 2020
Hi,
These are the Institutes which exactly match your score and there is very high probability that you will get a call from them.
  • NIT Rourkela Atmospheric Oceanic Science Technology
  • NIT Rourkela Industrial Ceramics
  • NIT Jaipur Manufacturing
  • IIIT D& M Jabalpur Mechanical Engineering
  • PEC University of Technology,Chandigarh Total Quality Management
  • NIT Rourkela Safety Engineering
  • NIT Arunachal Pradesh Renewable Energy System

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My gate score is 373 in civil engineering... can i get in any NITs and belongs to general

Priyaanka Sarkar Student Expert 1st Apr, 2020

Going by the previous data, 373 is a tad less score for any seat in NIT. You may have to reappear for the exam.  Now this is 2019 data and cut offs change every year. For more options in PSUs, Specialisations and other colleges, you can use our GATE college predictor: https://engineering.careers360.com/gate-college-predictor

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I have scored 443 in gate 2020 under general category in electrical paper .. can anyone tell my chances with iit and nit ?

lubhan cherwoo 1st Apr, 2020
Hi,
These are the Institutes which exactly match your score and there is very high probability that you will get a call from them
NIT Manipur-Power Systems
NIT Sikkim-Microelectronics and VLSI System Design
NIT Mizoram-Power Electronics & Drives

These Choices had cut off less than your score and these are sure shot calls you can expect.
NIT Nagaland-Communication Engineering
NIT Nagaland-VLSI
IIEST Shibpur-Surface Science & Engineering
NIT Meghalaya-VLSI

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