GATE 2020 Syllabus for Chemical Engineering - Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi has released the GATE 2020 Chemical Engineering syllabus in online mode. The GATE syllabus for Chemical Engineering mentions the topics which are covered in the exam. Students who are preparing for the exam must follow only official GATE 2020 syllabus for Chemical Engineering. Students can know the topics which need to be studied for their preparation by referring to the GATE Chemical Engineering syllabus. The question papers in the exam are formulated strictly in accordance with the GATE 2020 Chemical Engineering syllabus. Preparing for the exam as per GATE Chemical Engineering syllabus is highly advisable to score good marks. The GATE 2020 paper for Chemical Engineering contains questions from General Aptitude, Engineering Mathematics and the subject of Chemical Engineering. The GATE Chemical Engineering syllabus is available below for download in the form of pdf. Students are also provided here with the marking scheme and exam pattern along with the syllabus of GATE syllabus for Chemical Engineering.Latest: GATE 2020 application form correction available now
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GATE examination will be conducted on February 1, 2, 8, 9 in online (CBT) mode. The application form for GATE 2020 released on August 31 and was available till October 5, 2019 with late fee (extended date). The admit card of GATE 2020 will be available to download on January 3, 2020. Students can find below more information regarding GATE Chemical Engineering syllabus.
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Section 1 - Process Calculations and Thermodynamics :
Steady and unsteady state mass and energy balances including multiphase, multi-component, reacting and non-reacting systems. Use of tie components; recycle, bypass and purge calculations; Gibbs phase rule and degree of freedom analysis.First and Second laws of thermodynamics. Applications of first law to close and open systems. Second law and Entropy. Thermodynamic properties of pure substances: Equation of State and residual properties, properties of mixtures: partial molar properties, fugacity, excess properties and activity coefficients; phase equilibria: predicting VLE of systems; chemical reaction equilibrium.
Section 2 - Fluid Mechanics and Mechanical Operations
Fluid statics, Newtonian and non-Newtonian fluids, shell-balances including differential form of Bernoulli equation and energy balance, Macroscopic friction factors, dimensional analysis and similitude, flow through pipeline systems, flow meters, pumps and compressors, elementary boundary layer theory, flow past immersed bodies including packed and fluidized beds, Turbulent flow: fluctuating velocity, universal velocity profile and pressure drop.
Particle size and shape, particle size distribution, size reduction and classification of solid particles; free and hindered settling; centrifuge and cyclones; thickening and classification, filtration, agitation and mixing; conveying of solids.
Section 3 - Heat Transfer
Steady and unsteady heat conduction, convection and radiation, thermal boundary layer and heat transfer coefficients, boiling, condensation and evaporation; types of heat exchangers and evaporators and their process calculations. Design of double pipe, shell and tube heat exchangers, and single and multiple effect evaporators.
Section 4 - Mass Transfer
Fick’s laws, molecular diffusion in fluids, mass transfer coefficients, film, penetration and surface renewal theories; momentum, heat and mass transfer analogies; stage-wise and continuous contacting and stage efficiencies; HTU & NTU concepts; design and operation of equipment for distillation, absorption, leaching, liquid-liquid extraction, drying, humidification, dehumidification and adsorption.
Section 5 - Chemical Reaction Engineering
Theories of reaction rates; kinetics of homogeneous reactions, interpretation of kinetic data, single and multiple reactions in ideal reactors, non-ideal reactors; residence time distribution, single parameter model; non-isothermal reactors; kinetics of heterogeneous catalytic reactions; diffusion effects in catalysis.
Section 5 - Instrumentation and Process Control
Measurement of process variables; sensors, transducers and their dynamics, process modeling and linearization, transfer functions and dynamic responses of various systems, systems with inverse response, process reaction curve, controller modes (P, PI, and PID); control valves; analysis of closed-loop systems including stability, frequency response, controller tuning, cascade and feed forward control.
Section 8 - Plant Design and Economics
Principles of process economics and cost estimation including depreciation and total annualized cost, cost indices, rate of return, payback period, discounted cash flow, optimization in process design and sizing of chemical engineering equipment such as compressors, heat exchangers, multistage contactors.
Section 9 - Chemical Technology
Inorganic chemical industries (sulfuric acid, phosphoric acid, chlor-alkali industry), fertilizers (Ammonia, Urea, SSP and TSP); natural products industries (Pulp and Paper, Sugar, Oil, and Fats); petroleum refining and petrochemicals; polymerization industries (polyethylene, polypropylene, PVC and polyester synthetic fibers).
Linear Algebra: Matrix algebra, Systems of linear equations, Eigenvalues and Eigenvectors.
Calculus: Functions of single variable, Limit, continuity and differentiability, Taylor series, Mean value theorem, Evaluation of definite and improper integrals, Partial derivatives, Total derivative, Maxima and minima, Gradient, Divergence and Curl, Vector identities, Directional derivatives, Line, Surface and Volume integrals, Stokes, Gauss and Green’s theorems.
Differential equations: First order equations (linear and nonlinear), Higher order linear differential equations with constant coefficients, Cauchy’s and Euler’s equations, Initial and boundary value problems, Laplace transforms, Solutions of one-dimensional heat and wave equations and Laplace equation.
Complex variables: Complex number, polar form of complex numbers, triangle Inequality.
Probability and Statistics: Definitions of probability and sampling theorems, Conditional probability, Mean, median, mode and standard deviation, Random variables, Poisson, Normal and Binomial distributions, Linear regression analysis.
Numerical Methods: Numerical solutions of linear and non-linear algebraic equations. Integration by trapezoidal and Simpson’s rule. Single and multi-step methods for numerical solution of differential equations.
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Students can find below the exam pattern of GATE 2020 Chemical Engineering. Students are advised to prepare for the exam as per the exact exam pattern and syllabus to score good marks in the GATE 2020.
Pattern of Questions
The GATE 2020 Chemical engineering paper will contain two types of questions
● Multiple Choice Questions carrying 1 and 2 marks, each having choice of four answers
● Numerical Ability Type (NAT) questions for which the answers have to be entered by using the virtual keyboard in the monitor.
Students can find below the marking scheme
● The General Aptitude part will carry a total of 15 marks. There will be a total of 5 questions carrying 1 mark each and 5 questions carrying 2 marks each.
● The Chemical Engineering part will contain 25 questions carrying 1 mark each and 30 questions carrying 2 marks each.
Basic Principles and Calculations in Chemical Engineering
David M. Himmelblau
A Textbook of Chemical Engineering Thermodynamics - K. V. Narayanan.
An Introduction to Chemical Engineering Thermodynamics-J. M. Smith, H. C. Van Ness, M. M. Abbott
Introduction To Fluid Mechanics by Yunus A. Cengel, John M. Cimbala
Introduction to Fluid Mechanics- Fox and Mcdonald
Chemical Engineering for GATE
R. Byron Bird, Warren E. Stewart, Edwin N. Lightfoot
Dryden’s Outlines of Chemical Technology by Gopala Rao M. and Marshall S
Mass Transport Phenomena- Christie J. Geankoplis
Mass Transfer Operations-Robert E. Treybal
Heat Transfer- Binay K. Dutta
Heat Transfer - Jack Philip Holman
Unit Operations of Chemical Engineering -Warren McCabe, Julian Smith, Peter Harriott
Mechanical Operation For Chemical Engineering by Narayanan C. M. & Bhattacharyya B. C
Chemical Reaction Engineering
Chemical Reaction Engineering- Fogler & Gurmen
Chemical Reaction Engineering- Octave Levenspiel
Process Dynamics and Control
Process Systems Analysis and Control - Donald R. Coughanowr & Steven E. LeBlanc
Chemical Process Control
An Introduction To Theory And Practice- Stephanopoulos.
Process dynamics and control - Seborg, D.E., Edgar, T.F. and Mellichamp, D.A
Plant design and Economics- Peters M. S. and Timmerhaus K. D
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