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GATE 2016 Paper Analysis For Chemical Engineering

Last Updated - January 20, 2017

Chemical Engineering is one of the most sought after branch among GATE candidates. In 2016, around 18, 642 chose chemical engineering for appearing in the GATE exam. GATE is a national level entrance test and many PSUs also recruit Chemical engineering graduates through the same. An ME/M. Tech degree in Chemical Engineering can really help in building a great career.

GATE is scheduled to be held on February 4, 5, 11 and 12, 2017 in online mode. Only few months left to prepare for the exam, the candidates have to gear up and start preparing. In this article, we have provided the detailed Paper Analysis for GATE Chemical Engineering.


GATE 2016 Chemical Engineering Paper Analysis

GATE 2016 chemical Engineering Exam was divided into 2 sections- General Aptitude and Technical Questions. 15 Questions were asked from the General Aptitude section and 85 questions were from Technical Section. The Technical section further has 1 mark and 2 marks questions. You can find the number of questions asked from each topic in the table: -

Name of the TopicNumber of 1 mark questionsNumber of 2 mark questions
Engineering Mathematics25
Chemical Reaction Engineering34
Heat Transfer43
Mass Transfer04
Process Calculation12
Mechanical Operation12
Plant Design and Economics31
Fluid Mechanics24
Instrumentation and Process Control42
Chemical Technology30
Chemical Engineering Thermodynamics23

Preparation Tips for GATE 2017 Chemical Engineering

It is very important for a candidate to prepare well for GATE Chemical Engineering exam to score good marks. The preparation tips for GATE Chemical Engineering are given below: -

  • Scheduling and managing the time is very important. Focus and give more time to Important topics. You can get an idea from the above table for the same.
  • It will be really great to prepare a handbook containing important formulae for GATE 2017 exam. This handbook will help in last-minute preparation and revision.
  • Make short notes of all the important topics for quick revision.
  • Allot some time to prepare for General Aptitude section as well. It is important to score good marks and hence, high rank in the GATE exam.

The recommended books for preparing for GATE Chemical Engineering exam are given below in the table:

TopicsBooks and Authors
Engineering MathematicsB.S. Grewal
Chemical Engineering for GATERam Prasad
Basic Principles and Calculations in Chemical EngineeringDavid.M. Himmelblau
ThermodynamicsA 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 MechanicsIntroduction To Fluid Mechanics (English) 7th Edition (paperback) ... by Yunus A. Cengel, John M. Cimbala, Introduction to Fluid Mechanics- Fox and Mcdonald
Mechanical OperationUnit Operations of Chemical Engineering -Warren McCabe, Julian Smith, Peter Harriott, Mechanical Operation For Chemical Engineering by Narayanan C. M. & Bhattacharyya B. C
Heat TransferHeat Transfer- Binay.K.Dutta, Heat Transfer - Jack Philip Holman
Mass TransferMass Transport Phenomena- Christie J. Geankoplis, Mass Transfer Operations-Robert E. Treybal
Chemical Reaction EngineeringChemical Reaction Engineering- Fogler & Gurmen, Chemical Reaction Engineering- Octave Levenspiel
Process Dynamics and ControlProcess Systems Analysis and Control - Donald R. ,Coughanowr & Steven E. LeBlanc
Chemical Process ControlAn Introduction To Theory And Practice- Stephanopoulos.G, 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
Chemical TechnologyDryden’s Outlines of Chemical Technology by Gopala Rao M. and Marshall S
Transport PhenomenaR. Byron Bird, Warren E. Stewart, Edwin N. Lightfoot

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