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GATE Exam Syllabus 2024 For All Subjects

Here in this article, please find the details of the GATE Syllabus 2024. The GATE Exam Syllabus 2024 PDF is for a Computer Based Test conducted jointly by the Indian Institute of Science (IISc) Bangalore and the seven Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs) at Bombay, Delhi, Guwahati, Kanpur, Kharagpur, Madras and Roorkee. This exam is conducted on behalf of the National Coordination Board (NCB)-GATE, Department of Higher Education, Ministry of Education (MoE), Government of India.

The GATE Syllabus 2024 has been released, along with other notifications pertaining to the GATE exam dates and more on the official website. For the convenience of the students, we have also updated the GATE Exam Syllabus details here on this webpage. Students can follow this page for further information or details regarding the new GATE Syllabus.

GATE Exam Syllabus

The GATE Syllabus 2024 is essential as it helps the students get an idea about the subjects and topics covered for the GATE exams. Qualifying the GATE Exams 2024 is crucial for the students. It will determine their admission and financial assistance to Postgraduate Programs (Master’s and Doctoral) with the Ministry of Education (MoE) and other Government Scholarships / Assistantships, conditional on the admission criteria of the admitting institute. Meanwhile, some PSUs (Public Sector Undertakings) also consider the GATE Score for their recruitment. At the same time, several other universities in India and abroad base their admissions on students’ performance in these exams. Therefore, knowing the GATE Exam Syllabus will help the students to plan their studies accordingly to ace the exams.

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For the convenience of the students, we have compiled below the list of subjects for the GATE Exams. This new GATE syllabus is the best way for the students to get an idea about the special and core topics discussed under each section of the subjects. Furthermore, students can click on the respective link of the syllabi to download the GATE exam syllabus 2024  for the specific subject. Read Also: GATE 2024

Find below the list of subjects that are included in the revised GATE Syllabus 2024. Then, download the compilation of PDFs and start preparing for the respective subject of the exams.

GATE Syllabus 2024 – Revised PDFs Download

There are 29 disciplines or Subjects under GATE Exam 2024. A candidate can appear for any of the below-given list of disciplines. 

General Aptitude (GA) Syllabus (Common for All Papers)
1. GATE Syllabus For Aerospace Engineering (AE)
2. GATE Syllabus For Agricultural Engineering (AG) 
3. GATE Syllabus For Architecture and Planning (AR)
4. GATE Syllabus For Biotechnology (BT)
5. GATE Syllabus For Civil Engineering (CE)
6. GATE Syllabus For Chemical Engineering (CH)
7. GATE Syllabus For Computer Science Engineering (CSE)
8. GATE Syllabus For Chemistry (CY)
9.  GATE Syllabus For Electronics and Communication Engineering (ECE)
10. GATE Syllabus For Electrical Engineering (EE)
11. GATE Syllabus For Ecology and Evolution (EY)
12. GATE Syllabus For Geology and Geophysics (GG)
13. GATE Syllabus For Instrumentation Engineering (IN)
14. GATE Syllabus For Mathematics (MA)
15. GATE Syllabus For Mechanical Engineering (ME)
16. GATE Syllabus For Mining Engineering (MN)
17. GATE Syllabus For Metallurgical Engineering (MT)
18. GATE Syllabus For Petroleum Engineering (PE)
19. GATE Syllabus For Physics (PH)
20. GATE Syllabus For Production and Industrial Engineering (PI)
21. GATE Syllabus For Textile Engineering and Fibre Science (TF)
22. GATE Syllabus For Statistics (ST)
23. GATE Syllabus For Bio Medical Engineering (BM)
24.  GATE Syllabus For Engineering Sciences(XE) – Any 2 optional sections

  •             Engineering Mathematics (XE A) – Compulsory section Syllabus
  •             Fluid Mechanics (XE B) Syllabus
  •             Material Science (XE C) Syllabus
  •             Solid Mechanics (XE D) Syllabus
  •             Thermodynamics (XE E) Syllabus
  •             Polymer Science & Engineering (XE F) Syllabus
  •             Food Technology (XE G) Syllabus
  •            Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences (XE H) Syllabus
25. GATE Syllabus For Life Sciences (XL) Syllabus – Any 2 optional sections

  •           Chemistry (XL P) – Compulsory section Syllabus
  •           Biochemistry (XL Q) Syllabus
  •           Botany (XL R) Syllabus
  •           Microbiology (XL S) Syllabus
  •           Zoology (XL T) Syllabus
  •           Food Technology (XL U) Syllabus
26.  Humanities and Social Sciences (XH) Syllabus

27.  Environmental Science and Engineering (ES) Syllabus
28.  Geomatics Engineering (GE) Syllabus
29. Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering (NM) Syllabus

Meanwhile, two new subjects introduced to the 2022 Syllabus were:

  1. ES (Environmental Science and Engineering)
  2. XH (Humanities and Social Sciences) in Economics / English / Linguistics / Philosophy / Psychology / Sociology

In addition, two subjects were introduced to the 2024 Syllabus. They are:

  1. NM (Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering)
  2. GE (Geomatics Engineering)

GATE Syllabus 2024 – Subject Wise Topics

General Aptitude Syllabus (Common for all papers)
Verbal Ability Numerical Ability
Biomedical Engineering Syllabus
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
Environmental Science & Engineering (New)
Environmental Management and Sustainable Development Environmental Chemistry
Environmental Microbiology Water Resources and Environmental Hydraulics
Water & Wastewater Treatment and Management Air and Noise Pollution
Solid and Hazardous Waste Management Global and Regional Environmental Issues
Ecology and Evolution Syllabus
Ecology Evolution
Mathematics and Quantitative Ecology Behavioral 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 General 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 Characterization Techniques:
Structure and Imperfections Thermodynamics and Kinetics
Properties of Materials Material types
Environmental Degradation Elements of Quantum Mechanics and Mathematics
XE-E (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
XH-B1 (Reasoning and Comprehension) (New)
Reading Comprehension Expression
Analytical reasoning Logical reasoning
XH-C1 (Economics) (New)
Statistics, Econometrics and Mathematical Economics Microeconomics
Macroeconomics International Economics
Public Economics Development Economics
Indian Economy
XH-C3 (Linguistics) (New)
Areal Typology, Universals, Cross-linguistic Features Language and Linguistics
Levels of Grammar and Grammatical Analysis Historical Linguistics
Sociolinguistics Methods of analysis
Applied Linguistics
XH-C4 (Philosophy) (New)
Classical Indian Philosophy Contemporary Indian Philosophy
Classical and Modern Western Philosophy Contemporary Western Philosophy
XH-C5 (Psychology) (New)
Perception, Learning, Memory, and Forgetting Cognition: Thinking, Intelligence, and Language
Research Methods and Statistics Psychometrics
The biological and evolutionary basis of behavior Personality
Applications of Psychology Motivation, Emotion, and Stress and Coping
Social psychology Development across the life span
XH-C6 (Sociology) (New)
Family, Marriage, and Kinship Sociological Theory
Research Methodology and Methods Sociological Concepts
Agrarian Sociology and Rural Transformation Indian Society / Sociology of India
Social Movements Sociology of Development

After analysing the branch wise or subject wise GATE Syllabus PDF, students can start preparing diligently for the exams by referring to the correct GATE Preparation books, notes, question papers and other reference material, as applicable. Practising the GATE Previous Year Papers will also help the students to boost their performance in the GATE exams.

GATE Exam Pattern 2024

Meanwhile, students preparing for the GATE exams will also find the GATE Exam Pattern pretty helpful. Preparing for the exams by referring to the syllabus and based on the marks’ distribution mentioned in this examination pattern is the best way to perform well and score in the exams. All the test papers of GATE 2024 are completely objective. The Pattern of Questions may include some MCQs (Multiple Choice Questions) and Numerical Answer Type (NAT) Questions.

Students are advised to check the marks and topic weightage from this detailed marking scheme given in the syllabus for GATE 2024.

Architecture and Planning (AR) New Pattern 2024

The Paper contains General Aptitude (GA) section (15 Marks) as applicable for all papers of GATE 2024.
The Paper consists of two parts covering the syllabus: Part A (60 marks) and Part B (25 marks).
Part A is compulsory for all the candidates.
Part B contains two optional sections: Part B1 (Architecture) and Part B2 (Planning).

Find the details of the Section Wise marks’ distribution

Paper Code  Marks Distribution
Distribution of Questions in all Papers except AR, CY, EY, GG, MA, PH, XH and XL General Aptitude (GA) – 15,

Engineering Mathematics -13, and

The subject of the Paper – 72

Distribution of Questions in AR, CY, EY, GG, MA, PH, XH, and XL General Aptitude (GA)- 15 and

The subject of the Paper- 85

Paper Codes  General Aptitude (GA) Marks Subject Marks  Total Marks Total Time


AE, AG, BT, CE, CH, CS, CY, EC, EE, ES, EY, IN, MA, ME, MN, MT, PE, PH, PI, TF, ST, and BM 15  85  100  180 
GG [Part A + Part B (Section 1 Geology Or Section 2 Geophysics)] 15  25 + 60 100  180 
AR [Part A + Part B (Section 1 Architecture Or Section 2 Planning)] 15  25 + 60 100  180 
XE (Section A + Any Two Sections) 15  15 + (2 x 35)  100  180 
XH (Section B1 + Any One Section) 15  25 +( 1 x 60) 100  180
XL (Section P + Any Two Sections) 15  25 + (2 x 30) 100  180

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Frequently Asked Questions on GATE 2024 Exam Syllabus


How to access the GATE 2024 Syllabi?

The GATE 2024 syllabi for the 29 subjects inclusive of the GATE CSE Syllabus is released on the official website. The subject names for the GATE 2024 exam are also provided below against each GATE syllabus pdf. Candidates wondering on ‘what is the syllabus for GATE’ can also find subject-wise engineering GATE exam syllabus from this.


How relevant is the syllabus for the GATE 2024 Exams?

Students should take note that the questions in the GATE exam are asked from the topics enlisted in the GATE 2024 syllabus. Students are advised to go through the detailed syllabus thoroughly to avoid any confusion or discrepancy


What are the sections or subjects included in the GATE Syllabus 2024?

GATE 2024 syllabus consists of three sections- General Aptitude, Engineering Mathematics as well as subject-specific papers that are selected by the candidates while submitting the GATE 2024 application form. Candidates can find the GATE Syllabus for every subject such as CSE, ECE, Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering and Civil Engineering.


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