GATE 2019 Syllabus for Chemical Engineering
Saakshi Lama, 01 Sep 2018, #GATE

GATE 2019 Syllabus for Chemical Engineering - IIT Madras has released the syllabus of GATE 2019 for Chemical Engineering along with the information brochure. GATE 2019 syllabus for Chemical Engineering will consist of the topics and chapters from which the examination questions will be based. Candidates can check the syllabus to prepare for the upcoming GATE examination. By studying the GATE syllabus 2019 for Chemical Engineering, the candidates will be clear about which topics have to be studied for the exam. The syllabus of GATE 2019 for Chemical Engineering will be divided into nine sections. GATE examination will be 3 hours long and the candidates will have to answer questions related to General Aptitude and Chemical Engineering. Along with the syllabus, the reference books have also been provided for the candidates. Read the full article to know more information about GATE syllabus 2019 for Chemical Engineering.

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GATE 2019 will be conducted on February 2 & 3 and 9 & 10.


GATE 2019 Exam Pattern for Chemical Engineering (CH) - GATE 2019 is a 3-hour long online examination. The candidates are suggested to check the exam pattern of GATE 2019 to know how the examination will be conducted.

  • The question paper will have two sections – General Aptitude and Chemical Engineering.

  • The total number of questions are 65.

  • Multiple Choice and Numerical Answer Type questions will be asked in the question paper.

  • Virtual calculators will be provided

GATE 2019 Syllabus for Chemical Engineering

  • Section 1 – Engineering Mathematics

  • Section 2 – Process Calculations and Thermodynamics

  • Section 3 – Fluid Mechanics and Mechanical Operations

  • Section 4 – Heat Transfer

  • Section 5 – Mass Transfer

  • Section 6 – Chemical Reaction Engineering

  • Section 7 – Instrumentation and Process Control

  • Section 8 – Plant Design and Economics

  • Section 9 – Chemical Technology

Detailed GATE Syllabus 2019 for Chemical Engineering 


Section-wise syllabus


Engineering Mathematics

  • Linear Algebra

  • Calculus

  • Differential Equations

  • Complex Variables

  • Probability and Statistics

  • Numerical Methods


Process Calculations and Thermodynamics

Steady and unsteady state mass and energy balances including multiphase, multi-component, reacting and non-reacting systems etc.

First and Second laws of thermodynamics. Applications of first law to close and open systems. Second law and Entropy. Etc.


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, Particle size and shape, particle size distribution, size reduction and classification of solid particles; free and hindered settling etc.


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 etc.


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 etc


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 etc.


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 etc.


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 equipments etc.


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) etc.

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GATE 2019 Syllabus for Chemical Engineering – Reference Books


Reference Books



Basic Principles and Calculations in Chemical Engineering




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


Fluid Mechanics

Introduction To Fluid Mechanics (English) 7th Edition (paperback) ... by Yunus A. Cengel, John M. Cimbala

Introduction to Fluid Mechanics- Fox and Mcdonald


Chemical Engineering for GATE

Ram Prasad


Engineering Mathematics

B.S. Grewal


Transport Phenomena

R. Byron Bird, Warren E. Stewart, Edwin N. Lightfoot


Chemical Technology

Dryden’s Outlines of Chemical Technology by Gopala Rao M. and Marshall S


Mass Transfer

Mass Transport Phenomena- Christie J. Geankoplis

Mass Transfer Operations-Robert E. Treybal


Heat Transfer

Heat Transfer- Binay.K.Dutta

Heat Transfer - Jack Philip Holman


Mechanical Operation

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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