GATE 2018 SYLLABUS
NATIONAL LEVEL ONLINE TEST
GATE Syllabus is released by the conducting body. IIT Guwahati released the syllabus this year. The topics covered in GATE 2018 are of graduate level. The exam is conducted for 23 different engineering disciplines. Three sections namely General Aptitude, Engineering Mathematics and specific subject of the paper are covered in this exam, General Aptitude being the compulsory section. Also, Engineering Mathematics sections are common to most of the papers. Check Complete GATE Exam Pattern
General Aptitude (GA) is a common section in all GATE Papers. General Aptitude holds 15% weightage. The questions in GA are based on verbal ability and numerical ability. The 2 subsections in GA section are as follows:
Verbal Ability The following topics are tested in this section:
GATE General Aptitude Book Name  Author 

A Modern Approach to Verbal & NonVerbal Reasoning  R.S. Aggarwal 
Quantitative Aptitude For Competitive Examinations  R.S. Aggarwal 
High School English Grammar & Composition  Wrenand Martin 
Engineering Mathematics holds 15% weightage in GATE for the paper codes: AE, AG, BT, CE, CH, CS, EC, EE, IN, ME, MN, MT, PE, PI, TF, and XE.
GATE Paper  Topics included in Engineering Mathematics 

Aerospace Engineering (AE)  Linear Algebra, Calculus, Differential Equations 
Agricultural Engineering (AG)  Linear Algebra, Calculus, Differential Equations, Vector Calculus, Probability, and Statistics, Numerical Methods 
Biotechnology (BT)  Linear Algebra, Calculus, Differential Equations, Probability and Statistics, Numerical Methods 
Civil Engineering (CE)  Linear Algebra, Calculus, Ordinary Differential Equations (ODE), Partial Differential Equations (PDE), Probability and Statistics, Numerical Methods 
Chemical Engineering (CH)  Linear Algebra, Calculus, Differential Equations, Probability and Statistics, Numerical Methods, Complex Variables 
Computer Science and Information Technology (CS)  Linear Algebra, Calculus, Probability, and Statistics, Discrete Mathematics 
Electronics and Communication (EC)  Linear Algebra, Calculus, Differential Equations, Probability and Statistics, Numerical Methods, Vector Analysis, Complex Analysis 
Electrical Engineering (EE)  Linear Algebra, Calculus, Differential Equations, Probability and Statistics, Numerical Methods, Complex Variables, Transform Theory 
Instrumentation Engineering (IN)  Linear Algebra, Calculus, Differential Equations, Probability and Statistics, Numerical Methods, Analysis of Complex Variables 
Mechanical Engineering (ME)  Linear Algebra, Calculus, Differential Equations, Probability and Statistics, Numerical Methods, Complex Variables 
Metallurgical Engineering (MT)  Linear Algebra, Calculus, Differential Equations, Vector Calculus, Probability and Statistics, Numerical Methods 
Mining Engineering (MN)  Linear Algebra, Calculus, Differential Equations, Vector Calculus, Probability and Statistics, Numerical Methods 
Petroleum Engineering (PE)  Linear Algebra, Calculus, Differential Equations, Probability and Statistics, Numerical Methods, Complex Variables 
Production and Industrial Engineering (PI)  Linear Algebra, Calculus, Differential Equations, Probability and Statistics, Numerical Methods, Complex Variables 
Textile Engineering and Fiber Science (TF)  Linear Algebra, Calculus, Differential Equations, Probability and Statistics, Numerical Methods, Complex Variables 
Engineering Sciences (XE)  Linear Algebra, Calculus, Ordinary Differential Equations (ODE), Partial Differential Equations (PDE), Probability and Statistics, Numerical Methods, Vector Calculus, Complex Variables 
GATE Engineering Mathematics Book Name  Author 

Higher Engineering Mathematics  B. S. Grewal 
GATE Engineering Mathematics  Made Easy Team 
Mechanical Engineering applies the principles of engineering, physics and material science for the design, analysis, manufacturing and maintenance of mechanical systems.
Manufacturing  Thermal Sciences 



Fluid Mechanics  Heat Transfer 


Theory of Machines and Vibration  

Book Name  Author/ Publisher 

Engineering Thermodynamics  P.K. Nag, Edition: 5 
Introduction to Fluid Mechanics & Fluid Machines  S K Som, Gautam Biswas, S Chakraborty, Edition: 3 
Fundamentals of Engineering Heat and Mass Transfer  R.C. Sachdeva, Edition: 4 
Theory of Machines  S S Rattan, Edition: 4 
Engineering Mechanics  S. Timoshenko, D.H. Young, J.V. Rao, Sukumar Pati, Edition: 5 
CSE stands for Computer Science Engineering. This field deals with implementation, designing and management of information system of both software and hardware processes. GATE Syllabus for CSE with important topics is tabulated below:
Programming and Data Structures  Algorithms 



Operating Systems  Digital Logic 


Computer Organization & Architecture  Databases 


Computer Network  Theory of Computation 


Book Name  Author/Publisher 

The C Programming language  Brian W. Kernighan, Dennis M. Ritchie, Edition: 2 
Classic Data Structures  Debasis Samanta, Edition: 2 
Introduction to Algorithms  Thomas H. Cormen, Charles E. Leiserson, Ronald L. Rivest, and Clifford Stein, Edition: 3 
Computer Networking: A TopDown Approach  James F. Kurose, Keith W. Ross, Edition: 6 
GATE Civil Engineering Exam 2018 is one of the most reputed exams for any graduate engineers. The exam will help in understanding a candidate’s ability to work in the development sector of our country and understanding a candidate’s knowledge in design, construction, and maintenance of physical and naturally build structures like roads, canals.
Structural Engineering  Geotechnical Engineering 



Water Resources Engineering  Environmental Engineering 


Transportation Engineering  Geomatics Engineering 


Book Name  Author/Publisher 

Basic Structural Analysis  C.S.Reddy, Edition: 3rd 
R.C.C. Designs  B.C.Punmia, Ashok Kumar Jain, Arun Jain Edition: 3rd 
Design Of Steel Structures  S.K Duggal Edition: 3rd 
Surveying (vol. 1,2,3)  B.C.Punia, Askok jain, Arun Jain 
Engineering Hydrology  K Subramanya, Edition: 4th 
Electrical Engineering is a field of engineering that generally deals with the study and application of electricity, electronics, and electromagnetism. The paper code for this paper is EEE. Tabulated below are the important topics for GATE Exam.
Electric Circuits  Electromagnetic Fields 



Signals and Systems  Electrical Machines 


Power Systems  Control Systems 


Electrical and Electronic Measurements  Analog and Digital Electronics 


Power Electronics  

Book Name  Author/Publisher 

Electrical Power Systems  C. L. Wadhwa, Edition: 6 
Electrical Machinery  Author's Name: P. S. Bimbhra, Edition: 7 
Control Systems Engineering  I.J.Nagrath , M. Gopal, Edition: 5 
Power System Engineering  I Nagrath , D Kothari, Edition: 2 
This is a discipline that combines electrical and communication engineering together. ECE stands for Electronics and Communication Engineering. Mentioned below are the most important topics for GATE exam.
Networks, Signals and Systems  Electronic Devices 



Analog Circuits  Digital Circuits 


Control Systems  Communications 


Electromagnetics  

Book Name  Author/Publisher 

Microelectronic Circuits : Theory and Applications  Adel S. Sedra, Kenneth C. Smith, Edition: 6 
Fundamentals of Electric Circuits  Charles K. Alexander , Matthew N. O. Sadiku, Edition: 5 
Automatic Control Systems  Benjamin C. Kuo, Edition: 9 
Digital Logic and Computer Design  M. Morris Mano, Edition: 1 
Principles of Communication Systems  Goutam Saha , Herbert Taub , Donald Schilling, Edition: 3 
The paper code for this exam in GATE is AR. It is again the most desired and competitive field amoung the graduate engineers. Tabulated below are important chapters with the topics that are likely to appear in GATE 2017.
City Planning  Housing 



Landscape Design  Computer Aided Design 


Visual and Urban Design  Development of Contemporary Architecture 


GATE Architecture and Planning Book Name  Author 

Landscape Architect's  Siobhan Vernon and Nicola Garmory 
Architecture: Form, Space, and Order  Francis D. K. Ching 
The Urban Pattern  Simon Eisner 
Strength of Material  R.S Khurmi 
Tabulated below are the PDF syllabus files for all the papers of GATE 2018:
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