GATE 2020 Syllabus for Instrumentation Engineering - IIT Delhi has released the syllabus of GATE 2020 for Instrumentation Engineering. Candidates can access GATE 2020 syllabus for Instrumentation Engineering in online mode. The sections and topics which have to be studied by the candidates for the exam are listed out in GATE syllabus 2020 for Instrumentation Engineering. Using the syllabus, the candidates can prepare for the upcoming examination of GATE. All candidates are advised to check the syllabus of GATE 2020 for Instrumentation Engineering before commencing the preparation process. Read the full article to know more about GATE 2020 Syllabus for Instrumentation Engineering.Latest: GATE application form correction 2020 available now
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Mode of Exam
Computer Based Examination
Types of Questions
Two types of questions will be asked:
Multiple Choice Questions (MCQ)
Numerical Answer Key (NAT) Questions
Number of Questions
There will be three sections in the paper of GATE 2020 Instrumentation Engineering
Instrumentation Engineering section
General Aptitude Section
The General Aptitude section will be mandatory and will consist of 10 questions. 5 of the questions will be of 1 mark and the remaining will be of 2 marks. The total marks of the section will be 15 marks.
For 1 Mark MCQs - ⅓ mark will be deducted for every wrong answer.
For 2 Mark MCQs - ⅔ mark will be deducted for every wrong answer.
Unattempted questions will be given zero marks
There will be no negative marking
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The syllabus of GATE for the current session has been released by the authorities. Candidates can check the syllabus from the table from below.
Previous Year’s GATE Syllabus for Instrumentation Engineering
Analysis of Complex Variables
Probability and Statistics
Voltage and current sources: independent, dependent, ideal and practical; v-i relationships of resistor, inductor, mutual inductor and capacitor; transient analysis of RLC circuits with dc excitation.
Kirchoff’s laws, mesh and nodal analysis, superposition, Thevenin, Norton, maximum power transfer and reciprocity theorems.
Peak-, average- and RMS values of ac quantities; apparent-, active- and reactive powers; phasor analysis, impedance and admittance; series and parallel resonance, locus diagrams, realization of basic filters with R, L and C elements. One-port and two-port networks, driving point impedance and admittance, open-, and short circuit parameters.
Signals and Systems
Periodic, aperiodic and impulse signals; Laplace, Fourier and z-transforms; transfer
function, the frequency response of first and second-order linear time-invariant systems,
the impulse response of systems; convolution, correlation. Discrete-time system: impulse
response, frequency response, pulse transfer function; DFT and FFT; basics of IIR and FIR filters.
Feedback principles, signal flow graphs, transient response, steady-state-errors, Bode plot, phase and gain margins, Routh and Nyquist criteria, root loci, design of lead, lag and lead-lag compensators, state-space representation of systems; time-delay systems; mechanical, hydraulic and pneumatic system components, synchro pair, servo and stepper motors, servo valves; on-off, P, P-I, P-I-D, cascade, feedforward, and ratio controllers.
Characteristics and applications of the diode, Zener diode, BJT and MOSFET; small-signal analysis of transistor circuits, feedback amplifiers. Characteristics of operational amplifiers; applications of opamps: difference amplifier, adder, subtractor, integrator, differentiator, instrumentation amplifier, precision rectifier, active filters and other circuits. Oscillators, signal generators, voltage-controlled oscillators and phase-locked loop.
Combinational logic circuits, minimization of Boolean functions. IC families: TTL and CMOS. Arithmetic circuits, comparators, Schmitt trigger, multi-vibrators, sequential circuits, flip- flops, shift registers, timers and counters; sample-and-hold circuit, multiplexer, analog-to- digital (successive approximation, integrating, flash and sigma-delta) and digital-to- analog converters (weighted R, R-2R ladder and current steering logic). Characteristics of ADC and DAC (resolution, quantization, significant bits, conversion/settling time); basics of number systems, 8-bit microprocessor and microcontroller: applications, memory and input-output interfacing; basics of data acquisition systems.
SI units, systematic and random errors in measurement, expression of uncertainty -
accuracy and precision index, propagation of errors. PMMC, MI and dynamometer type instruments; dc potentiometer; bridges for measurement of R, L and C, Q-meter.
Measurement of voltage, current and power in single and three phase circuits; ac and dc
current probes; true RMS meters, voltage and current scaling, instrument transformers, timer/counter, time, phase and frequency measurements, digital voltmeter, digital multimeter; oscilloscope, shielding and grounding.
Sensors and Industrial Instrumentation
Resistive-, capacitive-, inductive-, piezoelectric-, Hall effect sensors and associated signal conditioning circuits; transducers for industrial instrumentation: displacement (linear and angular), velocity, acceleration, force, torque, vibration, shock, pressure (including low pressure), flow (differential pressure, variable area, electromagnetic, ultrasonic, turbine and open channel flow meters) temperature (thermocouple, bolometer, RTD (3/4 wire),
thermistor, pyrometer and semiconductor); liquid level, pH, conductivity and viscosity
Communication and Optical Instrumentation
Amplitude- and frequency modulation and demodulation; Shannon's sampling theorem, pulse code modulation; frequency and time division multiplexing, amplitude-, phase-, frequency-, pulse shift keying for digital modulation; optical sources and detectors: LED, laser, photo-diode, light dependent resistor and their characteristics; interferometer: applications in metrology; basics of fiber optic sensing.
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During preparation for GATE 2020, it is important that the candidates select the correct books to study. Candidates can check the list of referred books for Instrumentation Engineering. By referring to these books, the candidates can boost their preparation process.
Advanced Engineering Mathematics by Erwin Kreyszig, Gate Engineering Mathematics by Made Easy
Engineering Circuit Analysis by Steven M. Durbin, Jack E. Kemmerly, William H. Hayt
Fundamentals of Microelectronics by Behzad Razavi
GATE - Electronics & Communication (Analog Circuits Volume 5 of 10) by R K Kanodia
Solved previous year questions from EC and IN streams
Signals And Systems (Schaum’s Outline Series) by HP HSU Signals & Systems by Alan V. Oppenheim
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
Automatic Control Systems by B C Kuo
Process Control: Modeling, Design, And Simulation by B. Wayne Bequette
Introduction to Measurements and Instrumentation by Arun K Ghosh
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