GATE Syllabus 2022: GATE Syllabus & Exam Pattern

GATE Syllabus 2022

GATE Syllabus 2022: The Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering or commonly known as GATE, is the gateway for engineering students to grab admissions for M.E./M.Tech/Ph.D. at the IIT’s, NIT’s, IIIT’s and CFTI’s or to secure a high profile job in a PSU. Every year lakhs of engineering graduates appear to qualify for the GATE Exam which increases the competition. Thus a detailed understanding of the GATE Syllabus is a must for making an effective preparation strategy. GATE syllabus is comprised of the topics from where the questions will be asked in the upcoming Graduate Aptitude Test. In this article, you will know the detailed Syllabus and Exam Pattern for GATE 2022.

Subjects For GATE Exam

  • The papers with the codes AE, AG, BT, CE, CH, CS, EC, EE, IN, ME, MN, MT, PI, TF, XE, and Engineering Maths will carry around 15% of the total marks.
  • The General Aptitude section will carry 15% of the total marks and the remaining 70% percentage of the total marks is devoted to the subject of the paper.
  • The papers with codes AR, CY, EY, GG, MA, PH and XL, the General Aptitude section will carry 15% of the total marks and the remaining 85% of the total marks is devoted to the subject of the paper.

GATE Exam Pattern 2022

  • GATE is a 3-hour computer-based test.
  • Candidates are required to attempt 65 questions of 100 marks.
  • 10 questions carrying a total of 15 marks will be of General Aptitude (GA). GA Questions are common to all papers while the remaining questions are from the paper opted by the applicant as per his discipline.

Particulars

Details

Examination Mode

Computer Based Test (Online)

Duration

3 Hours

Number of Papers in GATE 2022

27 Papers

Section

  • General Aptitude (GA)
  • Candidate Selected Subject

Type of Questions

  • Multiple Choice Questions (MCQs)
  • Multiple Select Questions (MSQs)
  • Numerical Answer Type (NAT) Questions

Design of Questions

The questions are designed to test the listed abilities

  • Application
  • Analysis
  • Comprehension
  • Recall
  • Synthesis

Number of Questions

65 Questions (including 10 questions from General Aptitude)

Distribution of Questions in all Papers except AR, CY, EY, GG, MA, PH and XL

Engineering Mathematics – 13 Marks

Subject Questions – 72 Marks

General Aptitude – 15 Marks

Distribution of Questions in AR, CY, EY, GG, MA, PH, XH and XL

Questions from Subject Concerned – 85 Marks

General Aptitude – 15 Marks

Total Marks

100 Marks

Marking Scheme

All of the questions will be worth 1 or 2 marks

GATE Exam Pattern 2022: Subject Wise

Paper Code

Exam Pattern

CE, CS, EC, EE, IN, ME, AE, AG, BT, CH, MN, MT, TF, XE, PE, ST and PI
  • General Aptitude (GA) – 15%
  • Engineering Mathematics – 15%
  • The subject of the Paper –  70%
AR, CY, EY, XL, GG, MA and PH
  • General Aptitude (GA) – 15%
  • Subject of the Paper – 85%

GATE Syllabus 2022

The GATE Syllabus for all 27 subjects has been updated in the given table

General Aptitude Syllabus (Common for all papers)
Verbal Ability

  • English Grammar
  • Sentence Completion
  • Verbal Analogies
  • Word Groups
  • Instructions
  • Critical Reasoning
  • Verbal Deduction
Numerical Ability

  • Numerical computation
  • Numerical Estimation
  • Numerical Reasoning
  • Data Interpretation
Biomedical Engineering Syllabus (New Entrant) 
Engineering Mathematics Electrical Circuits
Analog and Digital Electronics Signals and Systems
Measurement and Digital Electronics Sensors and Bioinstrumentations
Medical Imaging System Biomaterials
Human Anatomy and Physiology Biomechanics
Aerospace Engineering Syllabus
Fourier Series Laplace Transforms
Numerical methods for linear and nonlinear algebraic equations Numerical integration and differentiation.
Dynamic stability Euler angle
Equations of motion Aerodynamic forces and moments, stability & control derivatives
Decoupling of longitudinal and lateral-directional dynamics Longitudinal modes; lateral-directional modes.
Orbit transfer In-plane and out-of-plane
Elementary ideas of viscous flows including boundary layers Wind Tunnel Testing
Measurement and visualization techniques Vibration of  beams
Theory of elasticity Equilibrium and compatibility equations
Airy’s stress function
Agriculture Engineering Syllabus
Engineering Mathematics Farm Machinery
Farm Power Soil and Water Conservation Engineering
Irrigation and Drainage Engineering Agricultural Processing Engineering
Dairy and Food Engineering
Architecture & Planning Syllabus
Architecture and Design Building Materials, Construction and Management
Building and Structures Environmental Planning and Design
Urban Design Urban Planning and Housing
Planning Techniques and Management Services, Infrastructure and Transportation
Biotechnology Syllabus
Engineering Mathematics General Biotechnology
Recombinant DNA Technology Plant and Animal Biotechnology
Bioprocess Engineering and Process Biotechnology
Civil Engineering Syllabus
Engineering Mathematics Structural Engineering
Geotechnical Engineering Water Resources Engineering
Environmental Engineering Transportation Engineering
Geomatics Engineering
Chemical Engineering Syllabus
Engineering Mathematics Process Calculations and Thermodynamics
Fluid Mechanics and Mechanical Operations Heat Transfer
Mass Transfer Chemical Reaction Engineering
Instrumentation and Process Control Plant Design and Economics
Chemical Technology
Computer Science and Information Technology Syllabus
Engineering Mathematics Digital Logic
Computer Organization and Architecture Programming and Data Structures
Algorithms Theory of Computation
Compiler Design Operating System
Databases Computer Networks
Chemistry Syllabus
Physical Chemistry Organic Chemistry
Inorganic Chemistry
Electronics and Communication Engineering Syllabus
Engineering Mathematics Networks, Signals and Systems
Electronic Devices Analog Circuits
Digital Circuits Control System
Communication Electromagnetics
Electrical Engineering Syllabus
Engineering Mathematics Electrical Circuits
Electromagnetic Fields Signals and Systems
Electrical Machines Power Systems
Control Systems Electrical and Electronic Measurements
Analog and Digital Electronics Power Electronics
Ecology and Evolution Syllabus
Ecology Evolution
Mathematics and Quantitative Ecology Behavioural Ecology
Geology And Geophysics Syllabus
Geology Geophysics
Instrumentation Engineering Syllabus
Engineering Mathematics Control Systems
Electrical Circuits Analog and Digital Electronics
Signals and Systems Measurements
Sensors and Industrial Instrumentation Communication and Optical Instrumentation
Mathematics Syllabus
Calculus Linear Algebra
Rear Analysis Complex Analysis
Ordinary Differential Equations Algebra
Functional Analysis Numerical Analysis
Partial Differential Equations Topology
Linear Programming
Mechanical Engineering Syllabus
Engineering Mathematics Applied Mechanics and Design
Fluid Mechanics and Thermal Science Material, Manufacturing and Industrial Engineering
Mining Engineering Syllabus
Engineering Mathematics Mine Development Surveying
Geomechanics and Ground Control Mining Methods and Machinery
Surface Environment, Mine Ventilation and Underground Hazards Mine Economics, Mine Planning, System Engineering
Metallurgical Engineering Syllabus
Engineering Mathematics Thermodynamics and Rate Process
Extractive Metallurgy Physical Metallurgy
Mechanical Metallurgy Manufacturing Process
Physics Syllabus
Mathematical Physics Classical Mechanics
Electromagnetic Theory Quantum Mechanics
Thermodynamics and Statistical Physics Atomic and Molecular Physics
Solid State Physics and Electronics Nuclear and Particle Physics
Production and Industrial Engineering Syllabus
Engineering Mathematics Genera Engineering
Manufacturing Processes Quality and Reliability
Industrial Engineering  Operation Research an Operational Management
Textile Engineering Syllabus
Engineering Mathematics Textile Engineering and Fibre Science
XE A (Engineering Mathematics Syllabus)
Linear Algebra Calculus
Vector Calculus Ordinary Differential Equations
Partial Differential Equations Complex variables
Probability and Statistics Numerical Methods
XE B (Fluid Mechanism Syllabus)
Flow and Fluid Properties Kinematics
Integral analysis Differential Analysis
Inviscid flows Dimensional analysis
Internal flows Prandtl boundary layer equations
XE C (Material Sciences Syllabus)
Processing of Materials Characterisation Techniques:
Structure and Imperfections Thermodynamics and Kinetics
Properties of Materials Material types
Environmental Degradation Elements of Quantum Mechanics and Mathematics
XE F (Thermodynamics Syllabus)
Basic Concepts Law of Thermodynamics
Thermodynamics Cycle Thermodynamics Relations
Ideal Gas Mixtures
XE F (Polymer Science and Engineering Syllabus)
Chemistry of high polymers Polymer Characterization
Synthesis and properties Polymer blends and composites
Polymer Technology Polymer rheology
Polymer processing Polymer testing
XE G (Food Technology Syllabus)
Food Chemistry and Nutrition Food Microbiology
Food Products Technology Food Engineering
XL P (Chemistry Syllabus)
Atomic Structure and Periodicity Structure and Bonding
s, p and d Block Elements Chemical Equilibria
Electrochemistry Reaction Kinetics
Thermodynamics Structure-Reactivity Correlations and Organic Reaction Mechanisms
XL R (Botany Syllabus)
Plant Systematics Plant Anatomy
Morphogenesis & Development Physiology and Biochemistry
Genetics Plant Breeding and Genetic Modification
Economic Botany Plant Pathology
Ecology and Environment
XL S (Microbiology Syllabus)
Historical Perspective Methods in Microbiology
Microbial Taxonomy and Diversity Prokaryotic and Eukaryotic Cells: Structure and Function
Microbial Growth Control of Micro-organisms
Microbial Metabolism Microbial Diseases and Host-Pathogen Interaction
Chemotherapy/Antibiotics Microbial Genetics
Microbial Ecology
XL T (Zoology Syllabus)
Animal world Genetics
Evolution Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
Cell Biology Gene expression in Eukaryotes
Animal Anatomy and Physiology Parasitology and Immunology
Development Biology Ecology
Animal Behavior

GATE Syllabus 2022 PDF

GATE Syllabus PDFs for each of the subjects for which the candidate applies has been provided here. The candidates can download the syllabus pdf and begin with their preparation now.

S.No. Papers Download Syllabus Link
General Aptitude: Common For All Click Here
1 Aerospace Engineering (AE) Click Here
2 Agricultural Engineering (AG) Click Here 
3 Architecture and Planning (AR) Click Here
4 Biotechnology (BT) Click Here
5 Civil Engineering (CE) Click Here
6 Chemical Engineering (CH) Click Here
7 Computer Science (CS) and Information Technology (IT) Click Here
8 Chemistry (CY) Click Here
9 Electronics and Communication Engineering (EC) Click Here
10 Electrical Engineering (EE) Click Here
11 Ecology and Evolution (EY) Click Here
12 Geology and Geophysics (GG) Click Here
13 Instrumentation Engineering (IN) Click Here
14 Mathematics (MA) Click Here
15 Mechanical Engineering (ME) Click Here
16 Mining Engineering (MN) Click Here
17 Metallurgical Engineering (MT) Click Here
18 Petroleum Engineering (PE) Click Here
19 Physics (PH) Click Here
20 Production and Industrial Engineering (PI) Click Here
21 Textile Engineering and Fibre Science (TF) Click Here
22 Statistics Click Here
23 Biomedical Engineering (BM) Click Here
24 Engineering Sciences Syllabus (XE) – Any 2 optional sections
Engineering Mathematics (XE A) – Compulsory section Click Here
Fluid Mechanics (XE B) Click Here
Material Science (XE C) Click Here
Solid Mechanics (XE D) Click Here
Thermodynamics (XE E) Click Here
Polymer Science & Engineering (XE F) Click Here
Food Technology (XE G) Click Here
Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences (XE H) Click Here
25 Life Sciences (XL) – Any 2 optional sections
Chemistry (XL P) – Compulsory section Click Here
Biochemistry (XL Q) Click Here
Botany (XL R) Click Here
Microbiology (XL S) Click Here
Zoology (XL T) Click Here
Food Technology (XL U) Click Here

GATE Marking Scheme

(i) Multiple Choice Questions (MCQ) carrying 1 or 2 marks each in all papers and sections.

(ii) Numerical Answer Questions of 1 or 2 marks each in all papers and sections. For these questions the answer is a real number, to be entered by the candidate using the virtual keypad.

Design of Questions

Paper Code GA Marks Subject Marks Total Marks Negative Marking
CE, CH,

CS, CY, EC,

EE, AE, AR, AG,

BT, EY, GG,

IN, MA, ME, PH, PI, TF,

MN, MT, PE, ST

15 85 100
  • 1/3 Mark will be deducted for 1 mark question
  • 2/3 Mark will be deducted for 2 marks question
XE (Section A +any two sections) 15 15+2*35 100
XL (Section P +any two sections) 15 25+2*30 100

GATE Syllabus 2022: FAQ’s

Q. What is the Exam Pattern for GATE?

Ans. There is one paper for GATE. However, there are two sections: General Aptitude Section of Multiple Choice Questions (MCQ’s) and Numerical Answer Type (NAT) Questions

Q. What will be the type of questions for the GATE Exam?

Ans. There will be 4 choices in case of MCQ and no choice in the case of NAT.

Q. Is there any negative marking for GATE?

Ans. Yes, 1/3 mark will be deducted for every wrong answer for 1 mark.  2/3 mark will be deducted for every 2 marks questions. However, there is no negative marking for NAT Questions

Q. Which new subject has been added to GATE last year?

Ans. Environmental Science and Engineering (ES) and Humanities and Social Science (XS) have been added as the new subjects in GATE 2021.

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