GATE 2021

About GATE

The Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering (GATE) is an All-India examination administered and conducted in eight zones across the country by the GATE Committee comprising of Faculty members from IISc, Bangalore and other seven IIT’s on behalf of the National Coordinating Board, Department of Education, Ministry of Human Resources Development. The GATE score/rank is used for admissions to Post Graduate Programmes (ME, M.Tech, MS, direct PhD) in institutes like IIT and IIScetc with financial assistance offered by MHRD. PSUs too use the GATE scores for recruiting candidates for various prestigious jobs with attractive remuneration.

GATE 2021 will be organised by IIT Bombay and the exam will be held from February 5 to 7 and 12 to 14. Registrations for GATE 2021 will start from September 14, 2020

What’s New in GATE 2021

  • Two NEW subject papers are introduced:

    1. ES (Environmental Science and Engineering)

    2. XH (Humanities and Social Sciences) in Economics / English / Linguistics / Philosophy / Psychology / Sociology.


  • Total number of subject papers: 27
  • The pattern of questions will include some Multiple Choice Questions (MCQ), while the remaining questions may include Multiple Select Questions (MSQ) and/or Numerical Answer Type (NAT) questions.
  • Eligibility criteria is relaxed. A Candidate who is currently studying in th 3rd or higher years of any undergraduate degree program OR has already completed any Government approved degree program in Engineering / Technology / Architecture / Science / Commerce / Arts is eligible to appear for GATE-2021 examination.
  • A candidate may appear either in ONE or TWO subject papers. For candidates who choose TWO papers, the combination must be from the approved list of combinations and subject to the availability of infrastructure and date.
Code of the First Paper (Primary) Codes of Papers allowed as the Second Paper
AE XE
AG ES
AR CE
BM BT / XL
BT BM / XL
CE AR / ES
CH CY / PE / XE
CS MA
CY CH / XL
EC IN / PH
EE IN
ES AG / CE
EY XL
GG MN / PE / PH
IN EC / EE / PH
MA CS / PH / ST
ME XE
MN GG / XE
MT PH / XE
PE CH / GG / XE
PH EC / GG / IN / MA / MT / ST
PI XE
ST MA / PH
TF XE
XE AE / CH / ME / MN / MT / PE / PI / TF
XH ----
XL BM / BT / CY / EY

 


Note : Candidates opting to appear in TWO subject papers must have primary choice of paper, which will be their default choice and the second choice of paper, which has to be chosen from the allowed combinations.

 

From GATE-2021 onwards, candidates can apply for two subject papers from the prescribed et of combinations out of the 27 papers listed in the table given below. Candidates are expected to appear in a paper appropriate to the discipline of their qualifying degree. However, candidates are free to choose paper according to their admission plan, keeping in mind the eligibility criteria of the institutions in which they wish to seek admission. For more details regarding the admission criteria in any particular institute, candidates are advised to refer to the websites of that particular institute.

PAPER CODE
Aerospace Engineering AE
Agricultural Engineering AG
Architecture and Planning AR
Biotechnology BT
Bio - medical Engineering BM
Civil Engineering CE
Chemical Engineering CH
Computer Science & Information Technology CS
Chemistry CY
Electronics and Communication Engineering EC
Electrical Engineering EE
Engineering Sciences XE
Petroleum Engineering PE
Geology and Geophysics GG
Instrumentation Engineering IN
Life Sciences XL
Mathematics MA
Mechanical Engineering ME
Mining Engineering MN
Metallurgical Engineering MT
Physics PH
Production and Industrial Engineering PI
Textile Engineering & Fibre Science TF
Ecology and Evolution EY
Statistics ST
Envirnomental Science and Engineering ES
Humanities and Social Sciences XH

 

GATE 2021 Eligibility

A candidate who is currently studying in the 3rd or higher years of any undergraduate degree program OR has already completed any government approved degree program in Engineering / Technology / Architecture / Science / Commerce / Arts is eligible for appearing in the GATE 2021 exam.

 

Qualifying Degree Qualifying Degree/Examination Description of eligible candidates

BE/ BTech/ BPharm

Bachelor’s degree holders in Engineering/Technology (4 years after 10+2 or 3 years after B.Sc./Diploma in Engineering /Technology) Currently in the 3rd year or higher or already completed

B.Arch

Bachelor’s degree holders of Architecture (5 years course) Currently in the 3rd year or higher or already completed

B.Sc (Research)/BS

Bachelor’s degree in Science (Post-Diploma/4 years after 10+2)

Currently in the 3rd year or higher or already completed

MSc/MA/MCA or equivalent

Master’s degree in any branch of Science/Arts/Mathematics/Statistics/Computer Applications or equivalent

Currently in the first year or higher or already completed

Int ME/ M.Tech (Post-B.Sc)

Post-B.Sc Integrated Master’s degree programs in Engineering/Technology (4 year program)

Currently in the 1st/ 2nd/ 3rd/4th year or already completed

Int ME/ M.Tech or Dual Degree (after Diploma or 10+2)

Integrated Master’s degree program or Dual Degree program in Engineering/Technology (5 year program)

Currently in the 3rd/ 4th/5th year or already completed

Int M.Sc/ Int BS-MS

Integrated M.Sc. or 5 years integrated B.S.-M.S. program Currently in the 3rd year or higher or already completed

Professional Society Examinations (equivalent to BE/BTech/BArch)

B.E./B.Tech./B.Arch. equivalent examinations of Professional Societies, recognised by MoE/UPSC/AICTE (e.g., AMIE by Institution of Engineers-India, AMICE by the Institute of Civil Engineers-India and so on) Completed Section A or equivalent of such professional courses

GATE 2021 Exam Pattern

Pattern of Examination

Particulars Details
Examination Mode Computer Based Test (CBT)
Duration 3 Hours
Number of Subjects (Papers) 27
Sections General Aptitude (GA) + Candidate’s Selected Subject
Type of Questions (A) Multiple Choice Questions (MCQ)

(B) Remaining types
  1. Multiple Select Questions (MSQ) and/or
  2. Numerical Answer Type (NAT) Questions
Questions for testing these abilities
  • Recall
  • Comprehension
  • Application
  • Analysis and Synthesis
Number of Questions 10 (GA) + 55 (subject) = 65 Questions
Distribution of Marks in all Papers EXCEPT papers AR, CY, EY, GG, MA, PH, XH and XL General Aptitude: 15 Marks + Engineering Mathematics: 13 Marks + Subject Questions: 72 Marks = Total: 100 Marks
Distribution of Marks in papers AR, CY, EY, GG, MA, PH, XH and XL General Aptitude: 15 Marks + Subject Questions: 85 Marks = Total: 100 Marks
Marking Scheme All of the questions will be of 1 mark or 2 marks

 

Detailed Marking Scheme

Paper Code General Aptitude (GA) Marks Subject Marks Total Marks Total Time (Minutes)
AE, AR, AG, BT, CE, CH, CS, CY, EC, EE, ES, EY, IN, MA, ME, MN, MT, PE, PH, PI, TF, ST and BM 15 85 100 180
GG [Part A + Part B (Section 1 Geology OR Section 2 Geophysics)] 15 25 + 60 100 180
XE (Section A + Any TWO Sections) 15 15 + (2 x 35) 100 180
XH (Section B1 + Any ONE Section) 15 25 + (1 x 60) 100 180
XL (Section P + Any TWO Sections) 15 25 + (2 x 30) 100 180

 

Pattern of Questions:-

GATE 2021 may contain questions of THREE different types in all the papers:

(i) Multiple Choice Questions (MCQ) carrying 1 or 2 marks each, in all the papers and sections. These questions are objective in nature, and each will have choice of four answers, out of which ONLY ONE choice is correct.
Note:- There will be negative marking for a wrong answer chosen in a MCQ,  For 1-mark MCQ, 1/3 mark and for 2-mark MCQ, 2/3 mark will be deducted for a wrong answer.

(ii) Multiple Select Questions (MSQ) carrying 1 or 2 marks each in all the papers and sections. These questions are objective in nature, and each will have choice of four answers, out of which ONE or MORE than ONE choice(s) is / are correct.
Note: There is NO negative marking for a wrong answer in MSQ questions. However, there is NO partial credit for choosing partially correct combinations of choices or any single wrong choice.

(iii) Numerical Answer Type (NAT) Questions carrying 1 or 2 marks each in most of the papers and sections. For these questions, the answer is a signed real number, which needs to be entered by the candidate using the virtual numeric keypad on the monitor (keyboard of the computer will be disabled). No choices will be shown for these types of questions. The answer can be a number such as 10 or -10 (an integer only). The answer may be in decimals as well, for example, 10.1 (one decimal) or 10.01 (two decimals) or -10.001 (three decimals). These questions will be mentioned with, up to which decimal places, the candidates need to present the answer. Also, for some NAT type problems an appropriate range will be considered while evaluating these questions so that the candidate is not unduly penalized due to the usual round-off errors. Candidates are advised to do the rounding off at the end of the calculation (not in between steps). Wherever required and possible, it is better to give NAT answer up to a maximum of three decimal places.)
Note: There is NO negative marking for a wrong answer in NAT questions.Also, there is NO partial credit in NAT questions.

Questions Type Marks Negative Marking
Multiple Choice Questions (MCQs) 1 mark 0.33
2 marks 0.66
Multiple Select Questions (MSQs) 1 mark Nil
2 marks Nil
Numerical Answer Questions 1 mark Nil
2 marks Nil

Subject Specialization Priority

Civil Engineering

  • Structural Engineering
  • Geotechnical Engineering
  • Construction Engineering &Management
  • Transportation Engineering
  • Environmental Engineering
  • Earthquake Engineering
  • Water Resources Engineering
  • Rock Engineering & Underground Structure
  • Computer Science and Engineering & Information Technology

Mechanical Engineering

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

Electrical Engineering

  • Power Electronics
  • Machines & Drives
  • Power Systems
  • Control & Automation
  • Digital Signal Processing
  • Instrumentation Technology

Electronics & Communication Engineering

  • VLSI Design Tool Technology
  • Integrated Electronics & Circuits
  • Micro Electronics
  • Microwave Engineering
  • Communication Engg
  • Telecommunication Technology & Management
  • Optoelectronics & Optical Communication
  • Nanotechnology
  • Digital Signal Processing
  • Control & Automation 

Computer Science

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

GATE Cut Off Marks

GATE 2018

S. NO.

GATE Paper

GATE Paper code

No. of candidates appeared

Qualifying Marks(UR)

Qualifying Marks(OBC-NCI)

Qualifying Marks(SC/ST/PWD)

1

Electronics & Communication Engineering

EC

wait..

25.00

22.50

16.60

2

Computer Science & Information Technology

CS

wait..

25.00

22.50

16.60

3

Mechanical Engineering

ME

wait..

34.70

31.20

23.10

4

Electrical Engineering

EE

wait..

29.10

26.10

19.40

5

Instrumentation Engineering

IN

wait..

37.10

33.30

24.70

6

Civil Engineering

CE

wait..

26.90

24.20

17.90

7

Chemical Engineering

CH

wait..

37.80

34.00

25.10

8

Biotechnology

BT

wait..

27.90

25.10

18.50

GATE 2017

S. NO.

GATE Paper

GATE Paper code

No. of candidates appeared

Qualifying Marks(UR)

Qualifying Marks(OBC-NCI)

Qualifying Marks(SC/ST/PWD)

1

Electronics & Communication Engineering

EC

1,83,152

25.00

22.50

16.60

2

Computer Science & Information Technology

CS

1,31,803

25.00

22.50

16.60

3

Mechanical Engineering

ME

2,34,727

32.70

29.40

21.80

4

Electrical Engineering

EE

1,46,293

25.20

22.00

16.70

5

Instrumentation Engineering

IN

18,045

34.60

31.10

23.00

6

Civil Engineering

CE

1,38,140

28.70

25.80

19.10

7

Chemical Engineering

CH

18,642

44.3

39.8

29.5

8

Biotechnology

BT

11,161

38.90

35.00

25.90

GATE 2016

S. NO.

GATE Paper

GATE Paper code

No. of candidates appeared

Qualifying Marks(UR)

Qualifying Marks(OBC-NCI)

Qualifying Marks(SC/ST/PWD)

1

Electronics & Communication Engineering

EC

1,52,318

25.00

22.50

16.60

2

Computer Science & Information Technology

CS

1,08,495

25.00

22.50

16.60

3

Mechanical Engineering

ME

1,97,789

29.60

26.60

19.70

4

Electrical Engineering

EE

1,25,859

25.10

22.50

16.70

5

Instrumentation Engineering

IN

14,804

31.60

28.40

21.00

6

Civil Engineering

CE

1,19,873

25.00

22.50

16.60

7

Chemical Engineering

CH

15,495

29.70

33.10

22.00

8

Biotechnology

BT

9,124

27.00

24.30

18.00

GATE 2015

S. NO.

GATE Paper

GATE Paper code

No. of candidates appeared

Qualifying Marks(UR)

Qualifying Marks(OBC-NCI)

Qualifying Marks(SC/ST/PWD)

1

Electronics & Communication Engineering

EC

1,72,714

25.00

22.5

16.67

2

Communication Science & Information Technology

CS

1,15,425

25.00

22.50

16.67

3

Mechanical Engineering

ME

1,85,758

25.00

22.50

16.67

4

Electrical Engineering

EE

1,25,851

25.00

22.50

16.67

5

Instrumentation Engineering

IN

22,367

32.73

29.46

21.82

6

Civil Engineering

CE

1,01,429

25.45

22.90

16.96

7

Chemical Engineering

CH

15,849

27.52

24.77

18.34

8

Biotechnology

BT

10,719

26.08

23.47

17.39

GATE 2014

S. NO.

GATE Paper

GATE Paper code

No. of candidates appeared

Qualifying Marks(UR)

Qualifying Marks(OBC-NCI)

Qualifying Marks(SC/ST/PWD)

1

Electronics & Communication Engineering

EC

2,16,367

25.56

23.01

17.04

2

Communication Science & Information Technology

CS

1,55,190

25.00

22.50

16.67

3

Mechanical Engineering

ME

1,85,578

28.86

25.97

19.24

4

Electrical Engineering

EE

1,41,799

25.00

22.50

16.67

5

Instrumentation Engineering

IN

22,367

25.00

22.50

16.67

6

Civil Engineering

CE

90,872

26.57

23.91

17.71

7

Chemical Engineering

CH

15,844

35.14

31.62

23.43

8

Biotechnology

BT

10,719

25.84

23.26

17.23

GATE 2013

S. NO.

GATE Paper

GATE Paper code

No. of candidates appeared

Qualifying Marks(UR)

Qualifying Marks(OBC-NCI)

Qualifying Marks(SC/ST/PWD)

1

Electronics & Communication Engineering

EC

2,56,135

25.00

22.50

16.17

2

Communication Science & Information Technology

CS

2,24,160

25.00

22.50

16.17

3

Mechanical Engineering

ME

1,65,814

25.00

22.50

16.17

4

Electrical Engineering

EE

1,52,381

25.74

23.17

17.16

5

Instrumentation Engineering

IN

28,249

25.00

22.50

16.17

6

Civil Engineering

CE

67,472

27.13

24.42

18.09

7

Chemical Engineering

CH

14,835

32.35

29.12

21.57

8

Biotechnology

BT

16,159

38.77

37.89

25.85

GATE 2012

S. NO.

GATE Paper

GATE Paper code

No. of candidates appeared

Qualifying Marks(UR)

Qualifying Marks(OBC-NCI)

Qualifying Marks(SC/ST/PWD)

1

Electronics & Communication Engineering

EC

1,76,944

25.00

22.50

16.67

2

Communication Science & Information Technology

CS

1,56,780

31.54

28.39

21.03

3

Mechanical Engineering

ME

1,12,320

27.14

24.47

18.09

4

Electrical Engineering

EE

1,10,125

25.00

22.50

16.67

5

Instrumentation Engineering

IN

21,509

25.00

22.50

16.67

6

Civil Engineering

CE

36,156

33.03

29.73

22.02

7

Chemical Engineering

CH

11,407

29.38

26.44

19.59

GATE 2011

S. NO.

GATE Paper

GATE Paper code

No. of candidates appeared

Qualifying Marks(UR)

Qualifying Marks(OBC-NCI)

Qualifying Marks(SC/ST/PWD)

1

Electronics & Communication Engineering

EC

 

26.11

23.50

17.41

2

Communication Science & Information Technology

CS

 

25

22.50

16.67

3

Mechanical Engineering

ME

 

30.81

27.73

20.54

4

Electrical Engineering

EE

 

26.11

23.50

17.39

5

Instrumentation Engineering

IN

 

25.00

22.50

16.67

6

Civil Engineering

CE

 

25.00

22.50

16.67

7

Chemical Engineering

CH

 

26.90

24.21

17.93

8

Biotechnology

BT

 

41.78

37.60

27.85

GATE 2010

S. NO.

GATE Paper

GATE Paper code

No. of candidates appeared

Qualifying Marks(UR)

Qualifying Marks(OBC-NCI)

Qualifying Marks(SC/ST/PWD)

1

Electronics & Communication Engineering

EC

 

25.00

22.50

16.67

2

Communication Science & Information Technology

CS

 

25.00

22.50

16.67

3

Mechanical Engineering

ME

 

25.00

22.50

16.67

4

Electrical Engineering

EE

 

25.20

22.68

16.80

5

Instrumentation Engineering

IN

 

25.00

22.50

16.67

6

Civil Engineering

CE

 

25.01

22.50

16.67

7

Chemical Engineering

CH

 

25.41

22.87

16.94

8

Biotechnology

BT

 

35.52

31.96

23.68

Type of Questions - GATE 2021

Pattern of Questions:-

GATE 2021 may contain questions of THREE different types in all the papers:

(i) Multiple Choice Questions (MCQ) carrying 1 or 2 marks each, in all the papers and sections. These questions are objective in nature, and each will have choice of four answers, out of which ONLY ONE choice is correct.
Note:- There will be negative marking for a wrong answer chosen in a MCQ,  For 1-mark MCQ, 1/3 mark and for 2-mark MCQ, 2/3 mark will be deducted for a wrong answer.

(ii) Multiple Select Questions (MSQ) carrying 1 or 2 marks each in all the papers and sections. These questions are objective in nature, and each will have choice of four answers, out of which ONE or MORE than ONE choice(s) is / are correct.
Note: There is NO negative marking for a wrong answer in MSQ questions. However, there is NO partial credit for choosing partially correct combinations of choices or any single wrong choice.

(iii) Numerical Answer Type (NAT) Questions carrying 1 or 2 marks each in most of the papers and sections. For these questions, the answer is a signed real number, which needs to be entered by the candidate using the virtual numeric keypad on the monitor (keyboard of the computer will be disabled). No choices will be shown for these types of questions. The answer can be a number such as 10 or -10 (an integer only). The answer may be in decimals as well, for example, 10.1 (one decimal) or 10.01 (two decimals) or -10.001 (three decimals). These questions will be mentioned with, up to which decimal places, the candidates need to present the answer. Also, for some NAT type problems an appropriate range will be considered while evaluating these questions so that the candidate is not unduly penalized due to the usual round-off errors. Candidates are advised to do the rounding off at the end of the calculation (not in between steps). Wherever required and possible, it is better to give NAT answer up to a maximum of three decimal places.)
Note: There is NO negative marking for a wrong answer in NAT questions.Also, there is NO partial credit in NAT questions.

Design of Questions

The questions in a paper may be designed to test the following abilities:

A. Recall:

These are based on facts, principles, formulae or laws of the discipline. The candidate is expected to be able to obtain the answer either from his/her memory directly or at most from a one-line computation.

B. Comprehension:

These questions will test the candidate's understanding of the basics of his/her field, by requiring him/her to draw simple conclusions from fundamental ideas.

C. Application:

In these questions, the candidate is expected to apply his/her knowledge either through computation or by logical reasoning.

D. Analysis and Synthesis:

These can be linked questions, where the answer to the first question of the pair is required in order to answer its successor. Or these can be common data questions, in which two questions share the same data but can be solved independently of one another.

E. Common Data Questions:

Multiple questions may be linked to a common data problem, passage and the like. Two or three questions can be formed from the given common data problem. Each question is independent and its solution obtainable from the above problem data/passage directly. (Answer of the previous question is not required to solve the next question). Each question under this group will carry two marks.

F. Linked answer questions:

These questions are of problem solving type. A problem statement is followed by two questions based on the problem statement. The two questions are designed such that the solution to the second question depends upon the answer to the first one. In other words, the first answer is an intermediate step in working out the second answer. Each question in such linked answer questions will carry two marks.

Preparation strategy for GATE 2021

How to prepare for GATE 2021?

The GATE exam is not very easy to crack and requires a smart study plan, focus and grit to score well. Practical and in-depth knowledge of concepts and theories is very essential to fetch high marks. The GATE examination has multiple choice and numerical type of questions, hence it requires lot of practice to score high marks.
Previous year question papers can help a lot. A thorough Practice can help to analyze weak areas and you can concentrate on revising them. Also, time your speed of solving the papers to get accustomed to attempting within the allotted time.

Concentrate on both theory as well as numerical problems.
 
The topics that carry more weightage must be prepared thoroughly to get you a high score.

Keep a list of important definitions, derivations, equations, theorems of every subject as a ready recknor.


 You can also study in groups, especially technical topics since that will help you learn faster. It will also help you find new skills and techniques of learning and understanding.

Since, the exam has negative marking, avoid risks with wild guesses.

Attempt linked and common data questions with great caution and alertness.

Reference Books

S.No Subject / Book Name Author Name
1 Strength of Materials /Mechanics of
Structure
Gere & Goodno, L. Singer
2 Theory of Structures/ Analysis of Structure

L.S. Negi & Jangit, Gupta & Pandit,
C.S. Reddy

3 Construction Planning &Management
(i) PERT -CPM
(ii)Engineering Economy & unsolved
Problems on PERT-CPM
(iii) Equipment

B.C. Punamia

U.K. Shrivastav

Robert Peurifoy

4 Soil Mechanics & Foundation Engineering. R.F.Craig , Muni Budhu
5 Fluid Mechanics and Fluid Machines

Modi & Seth, R. K. Bansal, Cengel and
Cimbala, K.Subramanyam, Jagdish Lal.

6 Environmental Engineering

G.O.I Manual , S.K. Garg (Part-I & II),
Peavy and R owe, Metcalf & Eddy

7 Highway Engineering Khanna & Justo, Kadiyali
8 Railway Engineering

Saxena & Arora

9 Airport Engineering

Saxena & Arora

10 Docks & Harbors

Rangwala

11 Building Materials Rangwala, M.L. Gambhir
12 R.C.C. Design

Pillai and Menon, A.K. jain, H.J.Shah

I.S. Code-456---2000

13 Steel Design

Arya & Ajmani, L.S. Negi,

I.S. Code-800

14 Plastic Analysis

Manicka Selvam

S.No Subject / Book Name Author Name
1 Engg. Thermodynamics P.K Nag , Cengel & Boles
2 Strength of Materials

Gere & Timoshenko

Sadhu Singh

E.J Hern

3 Industrial Engg.

O P Khanna , Ravi Shankar

Buffa & Sarin

4 Production Engg.

Kalpkjian Schmid

Amitabh Ghosh

AK Malik

5 Material Science

WD Callister

IP Singh ,V Raghvan

6 Machine Design

Shigley

V.B Bhandari

7 Mechanical Vibration Grover
8 Theory of Machines

RS Khurmi , S.S Rattan

Malik & Ghosh

9 Fluid Machinery

Jagdish Lal

R.K.Bansal

10 Refrigeration & Air Conditioning

CP Arora

Domukundwar

11 Heat Mass And Transfer D.S.Kumar
12 Compressible Flow S.M.Yahya
13 Fluid Mechanics

Modi & Seth

R.K.Bansal

14 Gas Turbine & Propulsive Systems

V Ganeshan

P.K Nag

15 I.C.Engine

Sharma Mathur,

V. Ganeshan

16 Operations Research

Taha , S.D Sharma

Kanti Swarup

S.No. Subject/Book Name Author Name
1 Electrical Materials

A.J. Dekker

S.P. Seth

2 Electrical Circuits

Van Valkenberg

D. Roy choudhary

A.K. Chakraborty

Schaum series

3 Electro Magnetic field

W.H Hayt

Mathewd N.O. Sadikku

K.D. Prasad

Schaum Series

4

Electrical and Electronic Measurements

A.K. Sawhney

Helfric & Cooper

J.B. Gupta

David A. Bell

H.S. Kalsi
5 Computer Fundamentals

Abraham silberschatz, Galvin

William stallings
6

Computer Networking

Tanenbaum

Forouzon

William stallings
7

Digital logic

M. Morris Mano

8

Computer Organization and architecture

Carl hamacher

William stallings

Morris Mano
9

Programming & data structures

Yashavant Kenetkar (Understanding pointers in C)

Schaum’s

D. Ritchie

10 Basic Electronic Engineering

S.M. sze.

Streetman & Banerjee

Millman & Halkias

S.No. Subject/Book Name Author Name
1 Analog Electronics Milman & Halkias
Bolysted & Nashelsky
Sedra & smith
2 Digital Electronics Milman & Halkias
Bolysted & Nashelsky
Sedra & smith
3 Electrical Materials Morris Mano
R.P. Jain
Tocci
4 Microprocessor R.S. Gaonkar
B. Ram
D.V. Hall
5 Systems & signal processing Oppenheim wilsky
Simon Haykin
P. Ramakrishna Rao
6 Control Systems Nagrath & Gopal
B.C. Kuo
K. Ogata
B.S. Manke
Schaum series
7 Electical Machines I.J. Nagrath & D.P. Kothari
P.S . Bimbra
Fitzrald & kingsley
8 Power Systems I.J . Nagrath & D.P. Kothari
C.L. Wadhowa
Badri Ram-Power system Protection & switchgear
Williom D Stevenson Jr.
9 Power Electronics & Drives P.S. Bhimbra
M.H. Rashid
S.No. Subject/Book Name Author Name
1 Basic Electronics Engineering Millman & Halkias
Boylested & Nashelsky
Sedra & Smith
Streetman & Banerjee
S.M. Sze
2 Basic Electrical Engineering • B.L. Thareja
3 Material Science A.J. Dekker
S.P. Seth
4 Electronic Measurements & Instrumentation A.K. Sawhney
Helfric & Cooper
J.B. Gupta
David A.Bell
H.S. Kalsi
5 Network Theory Van Valkonberg
D.Roy Choudhary
A.K. Chakraborty
Schaum Series
6 (a) Analog Electronics Milman & Halkias Bolysted & Nashelsky
Sedra & Smith
Behzad Razavi –Introduct to Micro-electronics
7 (b) Digital Electronics Morris Mano R.P. Jain
Tocci
8 (c) Microproccesors R.S. Gaonkar B. Ram
D.V. Hall
S.No. Subject/Book Name Author Name
1 Analog & Digital communication Simon Haykin B.P. Lathi
Taub & Schilling
Singh & Sapre
P. Ramakrishna Rao-Analog communication
P.Ramakrishna Rao-Digital communication
H.P. Hsu-Schaum Series
Kennedy
2 Control Systems Nagrath & Gopal
B.C. Kuo
K. Ogata
B.S. Manke
Schaum series
3 Computer Organization & Architect To be taken from computer facul
4 Electro-Magnetics W.H. Hayt
Mathew N.O. Sadiku
K.D. Prasad
Schaum Series
Samuel Liao-for waveguide
Pozar-for waveguides
Harish Sachdananda-For antenna wave propogat
Kennedy-For Antenna
5 Advanced Electronics Topic D.V. Hall
SM Sze-VLSI Technology
Plummer-Silicon VLSI Technology
Muhmmad N. Mazidi-Microcontrollers.
Proakis & Manolokis-DSP
Ramesh Babu C Durai-DSP
6 Advanced Communication Topics Forouzan-Communication Network
Carl Hamacher
John M Senior-Optical Fiber Communication
Pratt & Boastian-Satellite Communication

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The online applications for GATE are generally submitted in the first week of September month, and the last date for the submission of GATE online applications go up to the last week of September. To submit the GATE online application, a candidate has to visit the official website of GATE Online Application Processing System i.e. GOAPS.
To write GATE, a candidate should be either BE or B.Tech. degree (4 years after 10+2) holder in any of the various engineering streams such as Civil, Mechanical, Electrical, Electronics, etc. from any recognized university. Candidates who are in the final year of their BE or B.Tech. degree course are also eligible to write GATE. There is no maximum age limit to write GATE.
GATE score is taken into consideration by many Public Sector Undertaking (PSUs) companies while recruiting engineers. So, if you want to begin your career as an engineer at any of the Maharatna, Navratna, or Miniratna PSUs then you can write GATE. Also, GATE score plays an important role if an engineering graduate wants to pursue higher studies from any reputed institute like IITs, NITs, or IISc Bangalore.
The prime purpose of GATE is to test a candidate’s knowledge and understanding of the subjects that have been studied during graduation. The GATE score reflects a student’s performance level.
There are many benefits of writing GATE as on the basis of GATE Score, which indicates a candidate’s command over technical knowledge as well as analytical and decision-making abilities, a candidate can get admission in any reputed engineering institute for Post-Graduation programs, recruitment in PSUs, scholarship in ME or M.Tech courses, etc.
No, application for GATE are not accepted offline. The entire GATE application process is done through GATE Online Application Processing System (GOAPS).
No, a candidate can apply for only paper out of the 25 listed papers in GATE.
Yes, a candidate can change his/her category after online submission of GATE application. Generally, the request for category change can be made till the first week of November.
GATE is conducted jointly by the Indian Institute of Science (IISc), Bangalore and the seven Indian Institutes of Technology i.e. IIT Bombay, IIT Delhi, IIT Madras, IIT Guwahati, IIT Roorkee IIT Kanpur, and IIT Kharagpur) on behalf of the National Coordination Board (NCB)-GATE, Department of Higher Education, Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD), Government of India.
As there is no age limitation to write GATE, an engineering student can appear for GATE as many times as per his or her wish. GATE is conducted once in a year.
The GATE paper includes three sections – General Aptitude, Engineering Mathematics and technical subject as per the paper chosen by a candidate while filling the GATE application form.
GATE Test Series is a package of GATE mock tests that includes subject-wise GATE tests, topic-wise GATE tests, and full-length GATE mock tests. As the GATE test series adheres to the actual exam pattern and syllabus with virtual calculator for doing calculations, by writing GATE test series, candidates get a chance to experience the look and feel of GATE well before writing the actual GATE.
There is no specific time to start preparation for GATE. But, ideally one should start preparing for GATE from the second year of B.Tech as one start to learn about technical subjects in detail from second year onwards.
Overall the GATE exam is considered as tough as it tests the technical knowledge of a student from the subjects and topics that one has studied during four years of B.Tech. In GATE, the vast curriculum of four years of engineering is tested in three hours. However, if a student has been sincere in college then for him or her, it would be of easy to moderate level.
To write GATE one should have either completed or pursuing his B.Tech. Second- or third-year students cannot write GATE.
No, clearing GATE is not mandatory for M.Tech. You can take admission in private colleges without writing GATE, the only thing you will not get is the stipend. However, for getting admission in IITs/NITs/IIITs for M.Tech, you have to clear GATE with a good score.
As GATE score is considered by premiere institutes like IITs, NITs, IIITs, IISc, etc. for admitting students to M.Tech programs, and by many PSUs to recruit students as junior engineers, a good GATE score plays a very important role. A good GATE score for admissions can be different from that for PSUs recruitment. But, if we go by the past records, a GATE rank below 200 is good enough to secure a seat in any of these institutes for PG programs as well as getting recruited by the top PSUs.

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