GATE Syllabus 2020: IIT Delhi released the GATE 2020 syllabus PDF for all branches along with the official brochure in the month of September 2019. Aspirants will be able to download the GATE 2020 syllabus from the official website of GATE 2020. GATE syllabus hasn’t changed much in the past few years and it is same for GATE 2020. Having a thorough knowledge of the GATE syllabus 2020 is a must for each and every candidate. In this article, we have provided GATE syllabus 2020 for all branches or paper codes. You can also download them for your reference at any time.
We have provided last year’s GATE syllabus and this year GATE 2020 Syllabus as the conducting body is yet to release the GATE 2020 syllabus. There is no major change in the GATE syllabus, candidates are advised to go through the GATE syllabus 2020.
GATE Syllabus 2020
Before getting into the details of GATE syllabus for all paper codes, let’s have an overview of the list of branches and paper codes for each of the subject:
|Aerospace Engineering||AE||Instrumentation Engineering||IN|
|Architecture and Planning||AR||Mechanical Engineering||ME|
|Bio-medical Engineering||BM||Mining Engineering||MN|
|Civil Engineering||CE||Petroleum Engineering||PE|
|Computer Science and Information Technology||
|Production and Industrial Engineering||PI|
|Electronics and Communication Engineering||EC||Textile Engineering and Fibre Science||TF|
|Electrical Engineering||EE||Engineering Sciences||XE*|
|Ecology and Evolution||EY||Life Sciences||XL**|
|Geology and Geophysics||GG|
XE & XL Paper Sections
|*XE Paper Sections||Code||**XL Paper Sections||Code|
|Any two optional sections||Any two optional sections|
|Polymer Science and Engineering||F||Food Technology||U|
|Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences||H|
It is important to note that:
a. GATE for Engineering Branches and Engineering Sciences has three sections, namely General Aptitude, Engineering Mathematics, and Subject-Specific Section.
b. GATE for Life Sciences has three sections, namely, General Aptitude, Chemistry, and Subject-Specific Section.
Candidates must be thorough with the GATE 2020 exam pattern for the paper they are appearing for.
GATE Syllabus 2020 For General Aptitude
The General Aptitude section is common to all papers. This section includes questions based on Verbal Ability and Numerical Ability. The different topics included in the GATE syllabus for General Aptitude are as under:
- English grammar,
- Sentence completion,
- Verbal analogies,
- Word groups,
- Critical reasoning and
- Verbal deduction.
- Numerical computation,
- Numerical estimation,
- Numerical reasoning and
- Data interpretation.
GATE General Aptitude Sample Questions For Verbal Ability
Q.1. Choose the appropriate answer to complete the following sentence:
To those of us who had always thought him timid, his ——— came as a surprise.
Options: (A) intrepidity (B) inevitability (C) inability (D) inertness
Q.2. Choose the appropriate answer to complete the following sentence:
Medicine is to illness as law is to _________
Options: (A) discipline (B) anarchy (C) treason (D) etiquette
Q.3. Read the following paragraph:
“The ordinary form of mercury thermometer is used for temperature ranging from –40o F to 500o F. For measuring temperature below –40o F, thermometers filled with alcohol are used. These are, however, not satisfactory for use in high temperatures. When a mercury thermometer is used for temperature above 500o F, the space above the mercury is filled with some inert gas, usually nitrogen or carbon dioxide, placed in the thermometer under pressure. As the mercury rises, the gas pressures is increased, so that it is possible to use these thermometers for temperatures as high as 1000o F.” With what, besides mercury, would a thermometer be filled if it was designed to be used for measuring temperature of about 500o F?
Options: (A) Pyrometer (B) Inert gas (C) Iron and brass (D) Gas
GATE Syllabus 2020 For Engineering Branches
The GATE syllabus for Engineering Branches are tabulated below:
|Papers||GATE Syllabus 2020||GATE Syllabus 2019|
|Aerospace Engineering (AE)||Click Here||Click here|
|Agricultural Engineering (AG)||Click Here||Click here|
|Architecture and Planning (AR)||Click Here||Click here|
|Bio Medical Engineering||Click Here||–|
|Biotechnology (BT)||Click Here||Click here|
|Civil Engineering (CE)||Click here|
|Chemical Engineering (CH)||Click Here||Click here|
|Computer Science (CS) and Information Technology (IT)||Click here|
|Chemistry (CY)||Click Here||Click here|
|Electronics and Communication Engineering (EC)||Click here|
|Electrical Engineering (EE)||Click here|
|Ecology and Evolution (EY)||Click Here||Click here|
|Geology and Geophysics (GG)||Click Here||Click here|
|Instrumentation Engineering (IN)||Click Here||Click here|
|Mathematics (MA)||Click Here||Click here|
|Mechanical Engineering (ME)||Click here|
|Mining Engineering (MN)||Click Here||Click here|
|Metallurgical Engineering (MT)||Click Here||Click here|
|Petroleum Engineering (PE)||Click Here||Click here|
|Physics (PH)||Click Here||Click here|
|Production and Industrial Engineering (PI)||Click Here||Click here|
|Textile Engineering and Fibre Science (TF)||Click Here||Click here|
|Statistics||Click Here||Click here|
GATE Syllabus for Engineering Sciences (XE)
Candidates applying for XE or Engineering Sciences will have to pick up any two sections from B to H. Section A is compulsory. The syllabus for these sections are tabulated below:
|Paper Codes||GATE 2020 Syllabus||GATE Syllabus 2019|
|Engineering Mathematics (XE A) – Compulsory section||Click Here||Click here|
|Fluid Mechanics (XE B)||Click Here||Click here|
|Material Science (XE C)||Click Here||Click here|
|Solid Mechanics (XE D)||Click Here||Click here|
|Thermodynamics (XE E)||Click Here||Click here|
|Polymer Science & Engineering (XE F)||Click Here||Click here|
|Food Technology (XE G)||Click Here||Click here|
|Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences (XE H)||Click Here||Click here|
GATE Syllabus For Engineering Sciences (XE)
Similar to Engineering Sciences, candidates appearing for GATE 2020 for Life Sciences will have to choose from optional sections during the examination. The Chemistry section will be compulsory for this category.
|GATE Syllabus 2020||
GATE Syllabus 2019
|Chemistry (XL P) – Compulsory section||Click Here||Click here|
|Biochemistry (XL Q)||Click Here||Click here|
|Botany (XL R)||Click Here||Click here|
|Microbiology (XL S)||Click Here||Click here|
|Zoology (XL T)||Click Here||Click here|
|Food Technology (XL U)||Click Here||Click here|
GATE Syllabus 2020 – Section-wise Exam Pattern For GATE 2020
The GATE exam pattern for admission to M.E/ M.Tech – different sections, number of questions and maximum marks for each section are tabulated below:
|Sections||Number of Questions/ Maximum Marks|
|Subject Specific Section||44/70|
Now you have the detailed GATE syllabus 2020 for each discipline. Download the PDF and start your preparation. Aspirants of GATE 2020 must follow a consistent study plan and make notes of the formulas and other important points to memorize them better.
Revise all the topics from time to time and take GATE mock tests and GATE previous year papers regularly. Schedule the whole preparation plan in a way that you get at least two months just for revision. It is vital that candidates stay motivated the whole time to crack GATE 2020.
We hope that this detailed article on GATE syllabus 2020 helps you plan your preparation. If you have any query regarding GATE 2020 syllabus, drop a comment below and we will get back to you.
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