GATE Syllabus 2020 Declared:

Updated Syllabus of GATE Exam 2020-

  1. Verbal Aptitude:- English grammar, sentence completion, verbal analogies, word groups etc.
  2. Numerical Aptitude:- Engineering Mathematics (not for all Papers)    
  3. Technical Aptitude:- Technical questions related to the Paper chosen

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General Aptitude (GA)  (Common in all papers)

Verbal Ability:

 - English Grammar
  -Sentence Completion
  -Verbal Analogies
  -Word Groups


  -Critical Reasoning
  -Verbal Deduction

Numerical Ability:

  -Numerical computation
  -Numerical Estimation
 - Numerical Reasoning
- Data Interpretation

AE: Aerospace Engineering

Engineering Mathematics, Flight Mechanics, Space Dynamics, Aerodynamics, Structures, Propulsion.

AG: Agricultural Engineering

Engineering Mathematics, Farm Machinery, Farm Power, Soil and Water Conservation Engineering, Irrigation and Drainage Engineering, etc.

AR: Architecture and Planning

Architecture and Design, Building Materials, Construction and Management, Building and Structure, Environmental Planning and Design, etc

BT: Biotechnology

Engineering Mathematics, General Biotechnology, Recombinant DNA Technology, Plant and Animal Biotechnology, etc

CE: Civil Engineering

Engineering Mathematics, Structural Engineering, Structural Engineering, Geotechnical Engineering, etc

CH: Chemical Engineering

Engineering Mathematics, Process Calculations and Thermodynamics, Fluid Mechanics and Mechanical Operations, etc

CS: Computer Sc. and Information Technology

Engineering Mathematics, Digital Logic, Computer Organization and Architecture, Programming and Data Structures, etc

CY: Chemistry

Physical Chemistry, Inorganic Chemistry & Organic Chemistry.

EC: Electronics and Communication Engineering

Engineering Mathematics, Networks, Signals and Systems, Electronic Devices, Analog Circuits, Digital Circuits, etc

EE: Electrical Engineering

Engineering Mathematics, Electric Circuits, Electromagnetic Fields, Signals and Systems, Electrical Machines, etc

EY: Ecology and Evolution

Ecology, Evolution, Mathematics and Quantitative Ecology, Behavioural Ecology, etc.

GG: Geology and Geophysics

Common Section (Earth and Planetary system, Weathering and soil formation, etc), Geology & Geophysics.

IN: Instrumentation Engineering

Engineering Mathematics, Electrical Circuits, Signals and Systems, Control Systems, etc.

MA: Mathematics

Linear Algebra, Complex Analysis, Real Analysis, Algebra, Functional Analysis, Numerical Analysis, etc

ME: Mechanical Engineering

Engineering Mathematics, Applied Mechanics and Design, Fluid Mechanics and Thermal Sciences, etc

MN: Mining Engineering

Engineering Mathematics, Mine Development and Surveying, Geomechanics and Ground Control, etc.

MT: Metallurgical Engineering

Engineering Mathematics, Thermodynamics and Rate Processes, Extractive Metallurgy, etc.

PE: Petroleum Engineering

Linear Algebra, Petroleum Formation Evaluation, Oil and Gas Well Testing, etc.

ST: Statistics

Calculus, Probability, Linear Algebra, Inference, Stochastic Processes, Multivariate Analysis, Design of Experiments & Regression Analysis.

PH: Physics

Mathematical Physics, Classical Mechanics, Electromagnetic Theory, Thermodynamics and Statistical Physics, etc.

PI: Production and Industrial Engineering

Engineering Mathematics, General Engineering, Manufacturing Processes I, Quality and Reliability, etc

TF: Textile Engineering and Fibre Science

Engineering Mathematics, Textile Fibers, Fabric manufacture, Structure and Properties, etc.

XE -A:

Engineering Mathematics


Fluid Mechanics


Materials Science


Solid Mechanics




Polymer Science and Engineering

XE – G:

Food Technology

XE – H:

Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences

XL – P:






XL – S:


XL – T:


XL – U:

Food Technology

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