GATE Syllabus 2023 (EE, CSE, ME, CE) – Download Course-wise GATE Syllabus in PDF

Candidates preparing for the GATE exam must know the GATE syllabus 2023 in detail. Here is the complete subject-wise syllabus. Read on to know more.

GATE Syllabus 2023 is based on the different streams according to the qualifying examination. GATE stands for the Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering and is a national-level examination that 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 results for the recruitment process.  It is organized by the 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 2022.

GATE Syllabus 2023

A candidate who has applied for GATE 2023 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 2023 varies according to the course opted by the student. Graduate Aptitude Test 2023 will be conducted for 29 (Stream) Papers. Syllabus for each discipline is different. The complete discipline-wise syllabus is given below:

GATE Paper Code GATE Paper Code
Aerospace Engineering AE Instrumentation Engineering IN
Agricultural Engineering AG Mathematics MA
Architecture and Planning (New Pattern) AR Mechanical Engineering ME
Biomedical Engineering BM Mining Engineering MN
Biotechnology BT Metallurgical Engineering MT
Civil Engineering CE Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering (New Paper) NM
Chemical Engineering CH Petroleum Engineering PE
Computer Science and Information Technology CS Physics PH
Chemistry CY Production and Industrial Engineering PI
Electronics and Communication Engineering EC Statistics ST
Electrical Engineering EE Textile Engineering and Fibre Science TF
Environmental Science & Engineering ES Engineering Sciences XE
Ecology and Evolution EY Humanities & Social Sciences XH
Geomatics Engineering (New Paper) GE Life Sciences XL
Geology and Geophysics GG

GATE General Aptitude Syllabus

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 Exam 2023.

Verbal Ability

Verbal Ability Section consists of some of below following topics:

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

Numerical Ability

Numerical Ability Section consists of some of the following topics:

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

GATE Exam Pattern 2022

Every GATE question paper is for a total of 100 marks, General Aptitude (GA) is common for all papers (15 marks) and the rest of the paper covers the respective syllabus (85 marks). Here is the detailed GATE Exam Pattern

GATE 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


Candidates must thoroughly examine and analyze the GATE syllabus before commencing their preparations. After that, make a timetable and stick to the schedule.

Keep taking mock tests for your evaluation of the preparation. Maintain consistency throughout your journey. Stay positive and do not lose hope.

Good luck with your preparations! 

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