GATE Syllabus 2018


GATE Syllabus 2018GATE Syllabus 2018 – The syllabus of GATE 2018 has been designed and declared by IIT Guwahati. The official body has released GATE 2018 syllabus for all 23 papers. The exam conducting authority will conduct GATE 2018 on February 3, 4, 10 and 11, 2018. General Aptitude and Engineering Mathematics are mandatory sections for GATE 2018. In this article, candidates can download the GATE syllabus 2018 as well as recommended books for GATE.

GATE 2018 Exam Pattern

Section Question No No. of Questions Marks Per Question Total Marks



1 to 25 25 1 25
Mathematics 26 to 55 30 2 60
General Aptitude 1 to 5 5 1 5
25 marks to 40 marks will allotted to Numeric Answer Type Questions
Technical Section :

70 marks

General Aptitude: 15 marks Engineering Mathematics :

15 marks

Total Questions : 65 Total Marks : 100 Total Duration : 3 hours

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Marking Scheme of GATE 2018

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

GATE 2018 Syllabus –
Candidates can check the paper code for all 23 papers. To download click on ‘download here’ provided in given table

GATE Syllabus 2018 – Download here

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

Must Read Books for GATE 2018 – EC

Subject Author Book Name
Network Theory  D. Roy Chaudhury  Network & Systems
 William H. Hayt  Engineering Circuit Analysis
Digital Electronics  M. Morris Mano  Digital Design
 Tocci & Widmer  Digital Systems
 R.P. Jain  Modern Digital Electronics
Electro Magnetic Theory  Sadiku  Elements of Electromagnetics
 W.H. Hayt  Engineering of Electromagnetics
 K.D. Prasad  Antenna & Wave Propagation
 N. N. Rao Elements of Engineering Electromagnetics
Control Systems  I. J. Nagrath & M. Gopal  Control System Engineering
 B. C. Kuo  Automatic Control Systems
 B. S. Manke  Linear Control System
Signals and Systems  Alan V Oppenheim,  Signals and Systems
Alan S. Willsky And
S. Hamid Nawab
Communication Systems  Simon Haykins  Communication Systems
 An Introduction to Analog and Digital Communications
 Singh and Sapre  Communication: Analog & Digital
 B.P. Lathi  Modern Digital and Analog Communication Systems
 Kennedy and Davis  Electronic Communication Systems
Electronic Devices and Circuits & Analog Electronics  Jacob Millman &  Integrated Electronics: Analog & Digital Circuit & Systems
Christos C. Halkias
 Sedra & Smith  Microelectronic Circuits
 J.B. Gupta  Electronic Devices & Circuits
 Ramakant A Gayakwad  OP Amp and linear Integrated Circuit
 Streetman and Banerjee  Solid State electronic Devices
 S. M. Sze  Semiconductor devices
Analog Circuits  A. Rajkumar  A text book on Analog Circuits

Must Read Books for GATE 2018 – EE

Subject Author Book Name
 Power Electronics & Drives P.S. Bhimbra  Power Electronics
 Micro Processors Gaonkar  Micro Processors for theory portion
B. Ram  Micro Processors for Programming examples
Analog & Digital Electronics Millman&Halkias  Analog & Digital Electronics
Gayakwad  Analog & Digital Electronics
Morris Mano  Analog & Digital Electronics
Taub&Shielling  Analog & Digital Electronics for Digital Logic Families
Power Systems Nagrath & Kothari  Power Systems
C.L. Wadhwa  Power Systems
A. Hussain  Power Systems
Electrical Machines and Power Transformers  P.S. Bhimbra  Electrical Machines and Power Transformers
Nagrath& Kothari  Electrical Machines and Power Transformers
Control Systems I.J. Nagrath& M. Gopal  Control System Engg.
B.C. Kuo  Automatic Control Systems
B.S. Manke  Linear Control Systems
Electrical & Electronics A. K. Sawhney  Measurement & Instrumentation
Measurement Cooper  Measurement & Instrumentation
 Electrical Circuits D-Roy Chaudhary  Electrical Circuits for Resonant Circuits, elements of two element network synthesis, etc
SudhakarShyam Mohan  Electrical Circuits for transfer function of n/w in terms of poles and zeros
Chakrabarthy  Electrical Circuits for Circuit elements, Kirchhoff’ Law, Mesh and Nodial Analysis, Network Theorem & Applications
 E. M. Theory W. B. Hayt  E. M. Theory for coulombs law, Gauss’s Law, Conductors etc.
Sadiku  E. M. Theory for Magneto statics, Amperes law, Magnetic materials
Schaum Series E. M. Theory for Numerical examples
 Signal and System Oppenheim and Willsky  Signal and System
 Analog Circuits A.Rajkumar  A text book on Analog Circuits

Must Read Books for GATE 2018 – EE

Subject Author Book Name
 Strength of Materials Dr. U.C. Jindal  Strength of Materials
 B.C. Punamia  Strength of Materials
 Timoshenko  Strength of Materials
 Rama Murtham  Strength of Materials
 Operations Research  Kanti Swarup  Operations Research
 Industrial Engg.  Buffa&Sarin Industrial Engg.
 Production Engg.  Kalpika Jain, Amitabh Ghosh  &  A.K. Malik Production Engg.
 Material Science Dr. U C. Jindal,  Material Science
W.D. Callister, I.P. Singh
 Machine Design  Shigley, V.B. Bhandari  Machine Design
 Mechanical Vibration  Grover  Mechanical Vibration
 Theory of Machines  R.S. Khurmi , Malik &Ghosh  Theory of Machines
 Fluid Mechanics Modi& Seth, R.K. Bansal Fluid Mechanics
 Refrigeration & Air Conditioning C.P. Arora, Domkundwar Refrigeration & Air Conditioning
 Heat & Mass Transfer  J.P. Hollman& R.C. Sachdeva  Heat & Mass Transfer
 Fluid Machinery   D.S. Kumar, R.K. Bansal   Fluid Machinery
 Engg. Thermodynamics P.K. Nag Engg. Thermodynamics
 I.C. Engine  M.L. Mathur, R.P. Sharma  I.C. Engine

Must Read Books for GATE 2018 – CE

Subject Author Book Name
 Strength of Materials  Gere & Timoshenko  Strength of Materials/Mechanics of Structure for properties of metals, Principal Axis, etc.
 E. Popov  Strength of Materials for transformation of stresses, Properties of Metals
 L. Singer  Strength of Materials for unsolved problems
 B.C. Punamia  Strength of Materials for Solved problems, Theory of average reading
 Theory of Structures/Analysis of Structure  S Ramamrutham  Theory of Structures/Analysis of Structure
 L.S. Negi&Jangid  Theory of Structures/Analysis of Structure
 Gupta &Pandit  Theory of Structures/Analysis of Structure
 S Ramamrutham  Theory of Structures/Analysis of Structure
 R. C. C. Design  B. C. Punamia  R. C. C. Design
 A. K. Jain  R. C. C. Design
 IS: 456-2000  R. C. C. Design
 Steel Design  S.K. Duggal  Steel Design
 L. S. Negi  Steel Design
 IS: 800-1984  Steel Design
 Environmental Engg.  B. C. Punamia Part I & Part II  Environmental Engg.
 S. K. Garg Part I & Part II  Environmental Engg.
 Peavy& Rowe  Environmental Engg.
 Metcalf & Eddy  Environmental Engg.
 Soil Mechanics & Foundation Engg.  GopalRanjan&Rao  Soil Mechanics & Foundation Engg.
 VenkatRamaiha  Soil Mechanics & Foundation Engg.
 S. K. Garg  Soil Mechanics & Foundation Engg.
 B. C. Punamia  Soil Mechanics & Foundation Engg.
 Fluid Mechanics & Fluid Machines  Modi& Seth  Fluid Mechanics & Fluid Machines
 R. K. Bansal  Fluid Mechanics & Fluid Machines
 K. Subramanya  Fluid Mechanics & Fluid Machines
 A. K. Jain  Fluid Mechanics & Fluid Machines
 JagdishLal  Fluid Mechanics & Fluid Machines
 Highway Engg.  Khanna& Justo  Highway Engg.
 Kadiyali  Highway Engg.
 Surveying  B.C.Punamia I, II, III  Surveying
 Hydrology Engg.  K.Subramanyam  Hydrology Engg.
 Irrigation Engg.  S.K. Garg  Water Resources
 Strength of Materials  Dr.U.C.Jindal  A text book on Strength of Materials

Must Read Books for GATE 2018 – CS & IT

Subject Author Book Name
 Calculus  I. A. Maron  Calculus
 Algorithm Analysis  Cormen  Algorithm Analysis
 Programming Methodologies  Pratt  Programming Methodologies
 Yashwant Kanetkar  Programming Methodologies
 Compiler Design  Ravi Sethi & Ullman  Compiler Design
 Computer Network  Tennenbaum  Computer Network
 William Stallings  Computer Network
 Database Systems  Navathe, Korth  Database Systems
 Operating Systems  Galvin & Silberchatz  Operating Systems
 William Stallings  Operating Systems
 Programming & Data Structures  Tennenbaum  Programming & Data Structures
 Computer Hardware  Hamcher & Zeki  Computer Hardware
 Morris Mano  Computer Hardware
  J. P. Hayes  Computer Hardware
 Theory of Computation  Hop Craft & Ullman  Theory of Computation
 Horwitz & Sahaney  Theory of Computation
 Horwitz & Sahaney  Theory of Computation
 Peter Linz  Theory of Computation
Computer Organization Carl Hamcher & Zeki Computer Architecture & Organisation
Digital Logic Moris  Mano Digital Circuits
Software & Webtech Pressman Software Engineering
 Graph Theory  Narsingh Deo  Graph Theory
 Basic Mathematics  Kolman Busby  Basic Mathematics
 C. L. Lieu  Basic Mathematics
 Tremblay & Manohar  Basic Mathematics
 Kenneth Rosen  Basic Mathematic

Must Read Books for GATE 2018 – IN

Subject Author Book Name
Basics of Circuits & Measurement Systems Van Valkenburg Network Analysis
A. Sadiku Fundamental of Electric Circuits
Schaum Series Electric Circuits
Transducers, Mechanical Measurement and Industrial Instrumentation A. K. Sawhney Transducers, Mechanical Measurement and Industrial Instrumentation
Electronic Measurement & Instrumentation
Doebelin E.O. Measurement System, Application and Design Fourth Edition
Arun K Ghosh Introduction to Measurement and Instrumentation
BC Nakra & KK Choudhary Instrumentation, Measurement and Analysis
Analog Electronics A. Rajkumar A Text book on Analog Circuits :
Jacob Millman & Christos C. Halkias Integrated electronics : Analog and Digital Circuit and System
Sedra & Smith Microelectronic Circuits
Donald A Neaman. Electronic Circuit Analysis and Design
Digital Electronics M. Morris Mano Digital Design
R.P. Jain Modern Digital Electronics
Salivahanan Digital Electronics
Signals, Systems and Communications (i) Signal & System
(ii) Communication System
Oppenheim and Willsky Signals & Systems
Simon Haykins Signals & Systems
Schaum Series Signals & Systems
Proakis Digital Signal Processing
Simon Haykins Communication System
Singh and Sapre Communication System : Analog and Digital
Electrical and Electronic Measurements A. K. Sawhney Electronics Measurement & Instrumentation
 H. L. Kalsi Electronics Instrumentation
Control Systems and Process Control
Control Systems and PDC
Ogata Modern Control Engineering
I. J. Nagrath and Control System Engg.
M. Gopal
B.S. Manke Linear Control System
Curtis D. Johnson Process Control & Instrumentation Technology
Analytical, Optical & Biomedical Instrumentation R. S. Khandpur Analytical, Optical & Biomedical Instrumentation
Analytical Instruments
Leslie Cromwell Biomedical Instrumentation and Measurements
Ghatak, A. Thayagarajan. K. Introduction to Fibre Optic
Engineering Mathematics B. S. Grewal Higher Engineering Mathematics

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