GATE Syllabus 2018 – Download GATE Syllabus For All Papers

General Aptitude Test in Engineering (GATE 2018) will be conducted by the IIT Guwahati. IIT Guwahati has released the GATE Syllabus 2018 for the test takers which include all the topics that candidates have to prepare for the GATE Exam. Each applicants preparing for the exam, must aware of the GATE Syllabus.

GATE 2018 exam will be conducted in 23 papers according to the various streams like EE, ME, CS, ECE, CH, BT, IN, XL, AE, IE etc. GATE 2018 syllabus is given below in PDF format for all 23 papers.

One thing is to remember that GATE paper has General Aptitude section compulsory for all streams. GATE syllabus 2018 is given below in PDF format for all streams like GATE 2018 Syllabus for Computer Science (CS) and Information Technology (IT), Mechanical (ME), Electrical Engineering (EE), Electronics And Communications (ECE) etc. Students can download the syllabus according to their streams.

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GATE Syllabus 2018

S.No. GATE Paper Download Link
 1 Aerospace Engineering (AE) Click Here
2 Agricultural Engineering Click Here
3 Architecture and Planning Click Here
4 Biotechnology Click Here
5 Chemical Engineering (CHE) Click Here
6 Chemistry Click Here
7 Civil Engineering (CE) Click Here
8 Computer Science (CS) and Information Technology (IT) Click Here
9 Electronics and Communication Engineering (ECE) Click Here
10 Electrical Engineering (EE) Click Here
11 Ecology and Evolution Click Here
12 Geology and Geophysics Click Here
13 Instrumentation Engineering (IE) Click Here
14 Mathematics Click Here
15 Mechanical Engineering (ME) Click Here
16 Metallurgical Engineering Click Here
17 Mining Engineering Click Here
18 Petroleum Engineering Click Here
19 Physics Click Here
20 Production and Industrial Engineering Click Here
21 Textile Engineering and Fibre Science Click Here
22 Engineering Sciences Syllabus
XE A Engineering Mathematics Click Here
XE B Fluid Mechanics Click Here
XE C Material Science Click Here
XE D Solid Mechanics Click Here
XE E Thermodynamics Click Here
XE G Food Technology Click Here
XE F Polymer Science & Engineering Click Here
XE H Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences Click Here
 23 Life Sciences
XL P – Chemistry Click Here
XL Q – Biochemistry Click Here
XL R – Botany Click Here
XL S – Microbiology Click Here
XL T – Zoology Click Here
XL U – Food Technology Click Here

GATE Syllabus 2018 Important Topics

According to the previous year question papers, we have provided the important topics for some streams below. Candidates can see them and prepare them for the good marks in the GATE.

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GATE Syllabus – Important Topics For Electronics Engineering

  • Integrated Electronics & Circuits
  • Telecommunication Technology & Management
  • Micro Electronics
  • VLSI Design Tool Technology
  • Control & Automation
  • Nanotechnology
  • Micro Electronics
  • Optoelectronics & Optical Communication

GATE Syllabus – Important Topics For Electrical Engineering

Electrical Circuits

  • KCL, KVL and Node and Mesh analysis
  • Resonance
  • Two-port networks
  • Network Theorems
  • Transient Analysis of First order circuits

Power System

  • Power Generation Concepts
  • Circuit Breakers
  • Load flow methods, Bus Impedance, and Admittances matrices
  • HVDC and FACTS concepts

Electrical Machines

  • Single phase transformers
  • Three phase transformers
  • Single Phase Induction Motors
  • DC machines

Power Electronics

  • Principles of Choppers
  • Principles of Inverters
  • Characteristics of Semiconductor Devices
  • Rectifiers

Control System

  • 1st order transfer functions
  • Block Diagrams
  • Frequency domain specifications, Bode plots, and Compensators.

Analog Electronics

  • BJTs and FET
  • Operational Amplifiers
  • Rectifiers and Amplifiers.

Digital Electronics

  • Boolean algebra
  • K-maps and Counters.
  • Combinational circuits
  • Sequential circuits

Signals And Systems

  • LTI systems
  • Z-transform
  • Basics of Signals and Systems

Electrical and Electronic Measurements

  • Bridges and Potentiometers
  • Error Analysis.
  • Current, Power, Energy and Power factor.

GATE Syllabus – Important Topics For Mechanical Engineering

  • Manufacturing Science & Engineering
  • Production Engineering
  • Design of Mechanical Equipment or Machine Design
  • Thermal Engineering
  • Industrial Engineering


  • Orthogonal cutting
  • Tool life equation problems
  • Casting types and design of castings
  • Riser and Gate design of casting
  • Resistance welding
  • Problems on welding.

Thermal Science

  • Second law and First law problems
  • Steam turbines, Availability.
  • Laws of TD, Properties.
  • Problems on Diesel, Otto, Dual cycle, Detonation, and Knocking,
  • Turbomachinery

Fluid Mechanics

  • Velocity potential, Flow through Pipes
  • Buoyancy
  • Surface tension
  • Boundary layer theory Capillary
  • Centrifugal pumps
  • Applications of Bernoulli equation.
  • Unit quantities of turbines and pumps.
  • Specific speeds of turbine and pumps

Heat Transfer

  • Problems on conduction
  • Numbers in convection like Pr No, Gr No, Re No, etc.
  • The problem in Heat exchangers like NTU, Critical Thickness, Shape factor in radiation.

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Theory of Machines & Vibration

  • Linkages and Inversions of Single and double slider crank
  • Pairs and its applications
  • Planetary gear train
  • Gears LOC, POC
  • Free damped vibrations
  • Shafts problems
  • Governors and Flywheel.

Industrial Engineering

  • LPP
  • Queuing theory
  • EOQ problems
  • Inventory control.

Engineering Materials

  • Defects in crystal structure
  • Effect of Alloying Elements
  • Heat treatment.

Strength of Materials

  • Deflections
  • Stress and strain
  • SF & BM
  • Bending stress.

GATE Syllabus 2018 – Important Topics for Computer Science & Information Technology

  • Computer Systems and Hardware.
  • Software Engineering.
  • Information Security.
  • Programming languages
  • Computer Networks and Distributed Systems
  • Advanced Computing
  • Image Processing.
  • Artificial Intelligence

GATE Syllabus – Important Topics for Civil Engineering

  • Transportation Engineering
  • Structural Engineering
  • Water Resources Engineering
  • Environmental Engineering
  • Geotechnical Engineering
  • Transportation Engineering

Structural Engineering

  • Solid Mechanics
  • Steel Structures.
  • Structural Analysis

Water Resources Engineering

  • Hydrology.
  • Fluid Mechanics
  • Hydraulics.
  • Irrigation.

Environmental Engineering

  • Water and waste water disposal.
  • Air Pollution.
  • Noise Pollution.
  • Municipal Solid waste.

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Transportation Engineering

  • Transportation Infrastructure.
  • Highway Pavements.
  • Traffic Engineering

GATE Syllabus – Important Topics for General Aptitude

General Aptitude

  • Sentence completion.
  • Word analogies.
  • Numerical Computation.
  • Data Interpretation.

Engineering Mathematics

  • Probability and Statistics.
  • Complex analysis
  • Linear algebra, Calculus.
  • Differential equations.

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