GATE Syllabus 2021 – Download Course-wise Syllabus in PDF

By | May 9, 2020
GATE Syllabus

GATE Syllabus 2021 is based on the different stream according to the qualifying examination. GATE stands for Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering and is a national-level examination which is conducted annually to get admissions into M.Tech programs in various streams offered by IITs, NITs, IIITs, GFTIs, and STIs. The Public Sector Units or PSUs also accept the GATE score for the recruitment process.  It is organised by Institute of Science (IISc), Bangalore and one of the IITs (on a rotational basis) on behalf of the NCB-GATE, Department of Higher Education, MHRD, Government of India. The syllabus is a very important aspect of the examination. This article provides the complete stream-wise GATE Syllabus 2021.

GATE Syllabus 2021

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A candidate who has applied for GATE must stay updated with the syllabus of the examination. Knowing the syllabus saves a lot of time as the candidates know exactly what must be studied. The GATE syllabus varies according to the course opted by the student. GATE Exam will be conducted for 25 (Stream) Papers. For each discipline syllabus is different. The complete discipline-wise syllabus is given below:

General Aptitude for all Papers
AE-Aerospace Engineering PH-Physics
AG-Agricultural Engineering PI-Production And Industrial-Engineering
AR-Architecture and Planning TF-Textile Engineering and Fibre_Science
BT-Biotechnology XE A-Engineering Mathematics
CE-Civil Engineering XE B-Fluid Mechanics
CH-Chemical Engineering XE C-Materials Science
CS-Computer Science and Information Technology XE D-Solid Mechanics
CY-Chemistry XE E-Thermodynamics
EC-Electronics and Communications Engineering XE F-Polymer Science and Engineering
EE-Electrical Engineering XE G-Food Technology
EY-Ecology and Evolution XE_H-Atmospheric_OceSc
GG-Geology and Geophysics XL P-Chemistry
IN-Instrumentation Engineering XL Q-Biochemistry
MA-Mathematics XL R-Botany
ME-Mechanical Engineering XL S-Microbiology
MN-Mining Engineering XL T-Zoology
MT-Metallurgical Engineering XL U-Food Technology
PE-Petroleum Engineering

GATE Syllabus For General Aptitude (GA)

The General Aptitude section in GATE consists of two sections, Verbal Ability and Numerical Ability. General Ability Section is common for all sections of the GATE 2021.

1: Verbal Ability: Verbal Ability Section consists of some of below following topics:

  • General English Grammar.
  • Sentence Correction.
  • Sentence Completion.
  • Word Group.
  • Verbal Analogy.
  • Reasoning.

2: Numerical Ability: Numerical Ability Section consists of some of the following topics:

  • Data Interpretation.
  • Numerical Calculation.
  • Numerical Reasoning.
  • Numerical computation

GATE Pattern

Click here to check the detailed Exam Pattern 2021

Paper Code GA Marks Subject Marks Total Marks Duration (hrs) Negative Marking






15 85 100 3
  • 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 3
XL (Section P +

any two sections)

15 25+2*30 100 3

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